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VOL. 50, NO. 37

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SEPTEMBER 12, 2011


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Businesses boost CTE The newly-stocked truck reflects the diversity of the program these days. The Ford F350 Super Duty was purchased by the school By Greg Householder system as a wreck. The kids in the Remember the old high school auto repair and auto body classes dilemma: vocation education verfixed it. The students in the graphsus college prep? Today’s students ics classes designed and created can have both. the decals. Career and Technical EducaLawson said the truck will be tion (CTE) is now available to every shared among all CTE programs Knox County high school student. and students will benefit from the And under the leadership of Don latest tools. Lawson, the program is evolving Lawson said 70 percent of Knox new offerings with a business support system that makes the courses County high school students take three or more CTE courses and 90 relevant to today’s workplace. Last week, Superintendent Dr. percent take at least one course. Jim McIntyre joined the celebration The CTE students graduate at a rate as Home Depot and O.G. Hughes and of 92 percent – better than the sysSons presented Knox County with temwide average of almost 87 per$15,000 worth of tools (from Home cent. For a complete listing of CTE Depot) and $7,500 in on-board tool storage (compliments of O.G. Hughes programs, visit the CTE Partnership and Sons) for the CTE jobsite truck. website at

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Takin’ it to the streets Madeline Rogero hits the road in search of votes.

Donation is boost for construction classes

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Locks of Love Teacher has hair cut for good cause. See Sandra Clark’s story on page A-9


How it used to be Remembering the early days of the Halls Community Park, duo says goodbye to longtime volunteer See page A-2




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By Jake Mabe North Knox Vocational School carpentry teacher Jeff McMurray says the recent donation by The Home Depot and O.G. Hughes and Sons Inc. totaling $22,500 for new tools and a truck tool bed that will be shared by Knox County Schools’ Career and Education construction classes will be a boon for his carpentry classes. “The CTE truck will go from school to school for use by the construction industry classes for a week or two (each). It will allow our kids to use brand new, up-to-date, stateof-the-art tools.” McMurray teaches construction core, which is basically a beginner class that introduces students to safety and using hand and power tools, as well as Carpentry I. In the latter class, McMurray says, “we start out with wood building materials, fasteners, foundations (and go to) concrete, floor, window and roof framing, and end with windows and doors.” The core class makes wooden tool boxes, birdhouses, boards for

Knox County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre accepts a pipe wrench from Home Depot Pro account representative Stan Rudder (right) as Knox County Schools CTE director Don Lawson looks on. Home Depot donated tools worth $15,000 to stock the jobsite truck. O.G. Hughes and Sons Inc. donated onboard tool storage worth $7,500 for the truck. Photo by Greg Householder The carpentry class builds a house as its major project. It is later Jestin Moore works on an outbuilding sold with proceeds going back into that North Knox Vocational teacher the CTE program to fund the next Jeff McMurray’s carpentry class is mak- year’s house building project. The ing for a customer. Money raised from class also builds sheds that are sold. the sale goes back into the program. Carpentry I students also do weekPhotos by Jake Mabe ly projects around the Halls High campus, which includes building the popular Cornhole game, dog- picnic tables, a new display case at houses, etc. the school’s entrance and work at “We sell those and that puts the outdoor classroom. McMurray helped teach a twomoney back into the program.”

day seminar last month for Knox County CTE teachers that showcased collaborative learning projects between his classes and Thomas Pendleton’s technical geometry classes. The point of the collaboration is to show students how geometric principles can be applied in real-life situations. “He’s really involved with the projects, doing exercises as we To page A-3

Fed bucks feed county government By Larry Van Guilder For fiscal year 2011, Knox County’s budget topped $647 million. According to the county’s chief financial officer, the federal government supplied about 8.5 percent of that amount. John Troyer says the federal contribution to the county last fiscal year was about $55 million, with roughly $41 million going to schools and another $14 million dollars spread around various county departments. With budgetcutting running at a fever pitch in Washington, what do county residents stand to lose if the federal well runs dry? Grant Rosenberg heads Community Development for the county. Rosenberg’s department funds local grant programs through two sources of federal money, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Community Development Block Grants (CDBG). HUD funds were reduced by 12 percent this

program year, and CDBG were cut more than 16 percent. Rosenberg anticipates more cuts next year in the range of 10-15 percent. The federal money funds a laundry list of programs and services, including money for renovating or building housing for seniors and low to moderate income families. Currently, Rosenberg says, money has been set aside to replace a roof at the YWCA and renovate the Pleasant Tree apartments managed by Child and Family Tennessee. Other recipients include the Volunteer Ministry Center dental clinic, the Helen Ross McNabb Center and the Public Defender Community Law Office. Rosenberg notes that the housing programs provide an additional benefit. When the KnoxvilleKnox County Community Action Committee contracts for construction services, jobs are created or maintained.

Continuing cuts in federal funds will be felt across the board, but arguably hit housing hardest. “It limits affordable housing for seniors,” Rosenberg says, just as the baby boomer generation is hitting retirement age. The school budget is already strained, and the future looks grim enough without additional cuts in federal funds. The current budget includes a one-time boost of $8 million from the Education Jobs Program. The money primarily is used to fund teacher salaries and benefits. According to the line item detail in the school budget, $6.8 million of those funds are directly tied to teacher compensation. To maintain the same level of instruction next year would require an 8-cent property tax increase. The Knox County Health Department received nearly half of the $14 million disbursed to the “rest” of the county apart from schools. Dr. Martha Buchanan

manages a $24 million budget, and federal dollars supply about 25 percent of the department’s operating costs. Federal money goes to programs for “everything from TB to STDs to immunizations,” Buchanan says, but she expresses confidence in her department’s ability to carry on even if the spigot is turned off tomorrow. “We’ve got a great team at the health department,” she says, and it may need to “work smarter.” “Fortunately, we’ve had some ‘heads ups’ from our state partners (about possible cuts),” Buchanan adds, and if necessary the department will reorganize and restructure. Every department head in Knox County may not share Buchanan’s confidence, but her forward thinking outlook is a must. Federal funding of state and local programs is in a downward spiral and the bottom is nowhere in sight.

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Shuler to host tailgate fundraiser Former UT quarterback and current North Carolina U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler will guest host the Hearing and Speech Foundation’s fifth annual Away Game Tailgate Fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 17, in the East Club Skybox at Neyland Stadium as the Vols take on the Gators in Florida. Tickets are $100 and include a lavish buffet and a chance to hear Shuler discuss the Hearing and Speech Foundation’s work in East Tennessee. All proceeds benefit The Hearing and Speech Foundation. Info: 977-0981 or email

Artscapes auction “Artscapes” consists of 75 works of art that will be on view at the KMA beginning Tuesday, Sept. 20. Silent or live auction bids may be submitted in person or by phone to the museum gift shop until 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. A live auction and gala dinner will be held afterward from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. During the silent auction, visitors can pay a “buy it now” price if they want to acquire a work immediately. Tickets for the preview are $25. Tickets for the live auction and gala dinner are $150. There will be refreshments at both events. RSVP:


How it was at the community park Ethel Shrader brought a slice of Halls history with her to Bel Air Grill last week. She and Peggy Arnold stopped by to tell tales of the early days of the Halls Comm u n i t y Park and the now defunct Halls Community Shrader Club. Ethel had with her a scrapbook of memor ie s: new spaper clippings, meeting records, fair ribbons, yellow ing Arnold reminders of what used to be. The minutes of the Jan. 29, 1970, meeting of the Halls Community Club’s board of directors says Ethel’s husband, the late Roy Shrader, was re-elected board chair. Long-timers might remember Roy for something else. He used to run the Exxon station that sat at the corner of Maynardville Highway and Cunnihgham Road across from where the Halls Women’s League Closet is today.

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On this night, the board voted to let Roy spend 10 bucks “when needed for maintenance.” In today’s money, that’s $55.50. Ethel and Peggy swapped stories about spending much of their lives during those years at the community park. “Seems like we had two ball fields at first and then a third one for the older boys and that’s all we had,” Ethel says. Peggy chuckled and remembered the time a traveling women’s team came to the park and “beat the heck” out of the men. “That was the kind of entertainment we had back then,” Ethel says. The park couldn’t afford umpires back then. Peggy says her late husband, Charles, would “coach one game and umpire the next one.” Ethel and Roy’s eldest son, Stan, would sometimes umpire, too. “His pay was a hot dog after the game.” An undated letter in Eth-

el’s book says that Chambers Builders Inc. was the low bidder on a project to build the park’s clubhouse and swimming pool. Total cost was $105,000 (roughly $582,000 in today’s dollars). “I didn’t want that pool,” Peggy says. “I just gotta be honest with you. I thought it would be too much for us to handle.” Ethel says when her kids were little, “We lived at that ball park.” Peggy agreed, adding, “We’d be down there five nights a week. We did a little bit of everything.” They will never forget a kid named Meatball. He was a pitcher known for throwing a fit. If the umpire’s calls went against him, Ethel says, “he would boohoo.” Those who play and coach there today owe a great debt to that generation. “We did what we had to do at the time,” Peggy says. “It isn’t the same place as it was then.” All the hard work, all the sweat, all the nights cooking behind a grill, both say they did it for the kids. “That’s what it was all about,” Peggy says. “We wanted somewhere to go that kids could enjoy. We made a lot of good times at that park.”

Ethel nodded. “We just didn’t think about it. We went and did it.” ■

Remembering Kate

Ethel and Peggy also paused last week to remember Lois Katherine “Kate” Hutchison, who volunteered with them at the community park. She passed away Aug. 29. “Kate was one of the best people I’ve ever known,” Peggy says. “She would pick up kids who didn’t have a way to get to the ball park so they could play.” Mrs. Hutchison was a member of Salem Baptist Church, Eastern Star and Amalgamated Clothing Workers. She worked for Palm Beach for 44 years. She is preceded in death by her husband, H. Willard Hutchison; and parents Bessie and Marshal O. Stanton. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law Danny and Shelia Hutchison and Curtis and Darlene Hutchison; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Betty Jo and Ralph Kline of Pensacola, Fla.; special niece and nephew, Glen and Margie Stanton; and special family members, Kathy and Ernie Smith.

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Entries needed for juried exhibition The Arts and Culture Alliance will accept entries for its National Juried Exhibition through Saturday, Oct. 29. The exhibit will be shown at the Emporium Center downtown from Dec. 12 through Jan. 27. A submission fee of $40 is required for up to three works. Applications can be found

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Chace Scarbrough, Thomas Capps (in back) and Aaron Perez put together a truss in class. are not getting every bit of training they need, but they From page A-1 are getting an idea of what they might want to do in life work. He’s in the house or and they start on training in shed as we build them and what they might want to do.� we’ll stop and do a lesson on McMurray knows this squaring up a wall or find- firsthand. After graduating an angle. It gets his kids ing from Halls High in outside the classroom, too.� 1992, he got a job right out McMurray says the CTE of high school in large part program’s main goal is to because of the training he prepare students for the learned under former instructors Paul Marvin and workforce. “We have a percentage of Jerry Gibson. “I got that job for 14 students that never make it to college and a percentage years and made good monthat do make it but don’t fin- ey. Then I went straight ish. It’s important for them into teaching. It was very to have some kind of trade valuable for me.� training to survive. They The same is true in other

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CTE classes. McMurray says cosmetology students, for example, earn credit hours ■The Halls Women’s League will be holding a littler pickup towards receiving a cosme10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, tology license. Construction Sept. 17. Registration will be students receive NCCER held at the Women’s League certification, hours completCloset located at the corner ed in class that goes toward of Maynardville Highway apprenticeship training. and Cunningham Road. Park “If an employer sees that behind the tent. Gloves, water and bags will be supplied. on a resume, they’ll say, Focus areas are Maynardville ‘Hey, this kid’s got two years Highway, Norris Freeway NCCER. He’s going to be and portions of Emory Road. more valuable to me.’ They Forms confirming service get it for free here, whereas hours for high school stua business would have to dents will be available. pay for it. ■ The Halls Republican Club “We also try to place kids will meet Monday, Sept. 19, at in a job. That’s what our goal QQ Pizza (formerly Mandarin is: to prepare them for the House). Dinner will be at 6:15 workforce.� p.m., and the meeting will Tickets are $50. All proceeds will benefit Variety, an organization that helps children with special needs. Info:

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‘Real Steel’ fundraiser A limited number of tickets are on sale for the benefit showing of the film “Real Steel� to be held Monday, Oct. 3, at the Pinnacle Theater in Turkey Creek. Actor Hugh Jackman will be on hand and a catered reception will be held before he walks the red carpet.

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■The Halls Women’s League will hold a fall plant sale 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Halls Senior Center. Mums, pansies, perennials, etc., will be available. All proceeds will be used to fund community service projects. Info: 922-1954.

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Padgett pitches to Rogero crowd While the Democratic Women of Knoxville – a group that meets monthly to eat lunch and talk politics and plan charitable projects – can’t be considered the belly of the beast, it’s no secret that a heavy majority of these politically involved women are flat-out amped by the prospect of Madeline Rogero becoming this city’s first woman mayor.

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It’s commission time in Tennessee! *Satire alert Mike Hammond is a triple-threat performer for the 11-member Knox County Commission squad: captain, quarterback and play-by-play announcer. His teammates recently chose him to captain the squad for a second consecutive year, and we caught up with him for a rundown on the players and the team’s prospects for this season. S-N: Mike, you’ve got a veteran squad. What’s the outlook for this season? MH: We’re solid at just about every position. I’m more comfortable with the pro-style meetings we’ve been running, and if everyone stays healthy we should have a winning record. S-N: What about the hurry-up offense? Some of commission’s most loyal fans, attorneys John King and Arthur Seymour Jr. to name just two, have complained that the five-minute rule is too strict. MH: Well, we can’t please everybody, and head referee Joe Jarret is quick to assess a delay of game penalty. S-N: Mike, we know you have a solid arm. How about some of the other skill positions? MH: At fullback we have Jeff Ownby, a sturdy athlete who only runs straight ahead. Jeff is coming off minor tonsil surgery, but he’s in good condition. Tony Norman at tailback runs downhill as well as anyone we’ve ever had at that position, and Brad Anders at wide receiver is always a threat to go long. S-N: Ed Shouse is another veteran player, Mike. Where does he fit in the scheme? MH: Ed is versatile enough to play just about anywhere. He’s most comfortable going over the middle to haul in a pass. S-N: We hear that Dave Wright is designing the team’s new uniforms. MH: Ha, ha! Yes, Dave does have a nice sartorial touch, but he’s a valuable player, as well. I’d like to see Dave run more north to south instead of east to east, but he has potential. S-N: Team speed is always a concern, Mike. How are you fixed in that area? MH: R. Larry Smith, Amy Broyles and Sam McKenzie give us plenty of speed and quickness. Larry’s footwork can bewilder fans and defenders, and Amy and Sam developed speed and toughness working out in the semipro city leagues. S-N: And up front? MH: Richard Briggs and Mike Brown anchor the line for us. Richard also doubles as team trainer. S-N: Mike, it seems like everyone from Texas to Maine is talking about expansion. What’s your take? MH: That’s a tough one. We shed eight members a couple of years ago because of declining attendance and mounting operating expenses. I know some fans would like to see us return to the 19-member teams, but the risk of injury rises as you add players. I don’t know that the current team could adjust to the rough play of a “Lumpy” Lambert or a Scott Moore. S-N: You might try a draft. Word is that Ivan Harmon and Mark Padgett will soon declare free-agent status. MH: And end up with unlucky 13? No thanks! S-N: Thanks for your time, Mike. MH: Always a pleasure. Need season tickets? Contact Larry Van Guilder at

So Mark Padgett, the other Democrat in this nonpartisan city race, was taking a bit of a risk when he made an appearance at the club’s September meeting on the eve of early voting. But the audience was perfectly polite and pleasant, and so was Padgett, who is believed to be running second or third in a three-way battle with Rogero and Ivan Harmon, and is poised to unleash a tsunami of media on the voting public. A strong second-place finish could deny frontrunner Rogero a majority and force a runoff.

He did betray just a hint of trepidation when Emma Jean Huddleston, rocking a Madeline for Mayor maroon T-shirt, stuck her hand up in the air and interrupted his well-worn, rapid-fire campaign pitch (“grew up a poor white child in Lonsdale,” “$5,000 and a borrowed laptop,” “made a payroll,” “created jobs,” “can sit across the table from a world-class CEO”) with a question. She wasn’t exactly being mean, but her voice had a bit of an edge. Her question was pointed, and she sounded exactly like the schoolmarm she used to be before she retired: “I want to know more about your company. How many people do you employ, and what do they make?” This is a touchy campaign topic with Padgett, who is 33 and until this year has been known primarily as the son of former Knox County Clerk Mike Padgett. He’s running on the strength of his business acumen and took quite a hit a couple of months ago when he disclosed under duress that his 2010 business income was a little south of $30,000.

Mayoral candidate Mark Padgett with communications director Laura Braden. Photo by B. Bean

He didn’t give Huddleston the hard numbers she requested, but he told her that, “We now use 10 people to run my business,” and that he pays full-time employees between $60,000 and $65,000 a year and contractors $50 to $150 per hour. He said he has gone to great lengths to make sure that his employees have a good benefits package, which includes a strong health insurance policy. He also said that running for mayor hasn’t been good for business.

“I’ve been pretty focused on this campaign. Fortunately, I have a great COO that takes care of operations. We’ve kind of just maintained during this election.” And he said that he has never said that the company is anything but a small business (emphasis on small). “I’m proud of every one of those jobs I’ve created.” Padgett probably didn’t sway any votes, but his relentlessly upbeat sales pitch was well received and unlikely to shut any doors on him in the future.

Greenway challenge for next mayor Recently, several efforts have been launched to create new greenways and preserve green space within Knox County and in South Knox County.

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First, the announced program of Legacy Parks Foundation working with the city and county recreation departments to create a new 10-mile greenway from Ijams Nature Center to Hastie Park will be a stellar addition to the greenway system over the next two years. This represents volunteers, individual backers and donors along with the city and county all working together for greenway enhancement. Mayoral candidates Madeline Rogero and Joe Hultquist were there at the announcement along with council member Nick Pavlis and council candidate Marshall Stair. This is the type of vision necessary to link the existing greenways in Knoxville and Knox County together so as to enhance the quality of life, recreational opportunities and a healthy lifestyle for countless citizens. Hopefully, the next city administration will make connecting existing greenways a real priority by adding at least 5 miles a year to the current system which

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This flock of Canada geese dropped by Halls last Wednesday and made a quite spectacular scene at the entrance to the to-be-built Clayton Park. “Even the geese are ready for that park,” said Shopper-News guy Jake Mabe, who walked among them causing some to take flight. Yes, they were headed straight for Tindell’s. Photos by Jake Mabe

Rebuked and yet ... Sparks flew on “Tennessee This Week” on WATETV yesterday. Host Gene Patterson saw Becky Duncan Massey fire back on Marilyn Roddy’s misrepresentation of Massey’s position on the right-to-life campaign endorsement. In a press release and subsequent campaign literature, Roddy claimed the Tennessee Right-to-Life organization had given her a “100 percent pro-life rating” and had “rebuked” Massey’s positions. Almost immediately the Political Action Committee of TRL e-mailed a release denying an endorsement. “In the special election to fill (Jamie) Woodson’s seat ... (TRL) has not made any endorsement. We express our appreciation for the commitment of each candidate to public service and encourage each pro-life voter to carefully consider the public statements, records and positions of the candidates in an effort to elect the most effective advocate for the cause of life.” Meanwhile, a woman who had sponsored an event for Roddy expressed “disappointment” that Roddy had jumped so strongly on the pro-life issue. “I thought she was pro-choice.”

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Roddy gained the Metro Pulse endorsement based on their editorial board’s perception of her as more liberal than Massey or the third candidate, Victoria DeFreese. Roddy spent a year running for Knoxville mayor only to discover her inner passion for education about 30 minutes after Jamie Woodson announced her resignation from the state Senate.

Meanwhile, eight former Republican Party chairs have endorsed Massey. Gerald Turner, Billy Stokes, Lynn Tarpy, R. Larry Smith, Sue Methvin, Chad Tindell, Mike Prince and Irene McCrary said Massey is a lifelong Republican, an accomplished businesswoman “whose life represents the essence of Republican values.” As executive director of the Sertoma Center for 14 years, Massey has managed a staff of 160 people and balanced a $6 million budget. In keeping with former President Reagan’s 11th commandment, the GOP chairs just endorsed Massey. There was no mention of either opponent.

GOSSIP AND LIES ■ Thank God for the alternative! Knoxville News Sentinel endorsed candidates Madeline Rogero, George Wallace, Marshall Stair, Finbarr Saunders and Marilyn Roddy. The alternative paper Metro Pulse endorsed Madeline Rogero, George Wallace, Marshall Stair, Finbarr Saunders and Marilyn Roddy. ■ Pop Quiz: Why did the Canada geese stop in Halls? A. They heard the TDOT has spread a buffet of grass seed on the right-of-way. B. Looking for a spot to winter, they heard “Halls Has It!” C. They were supporting Joe Jarret as an officer in the Knoxville Air Force Association. D. They had heard about Mary Lou’s health problems and came to “Honk for Horner!”

New officers for Air Force Association Knoxville’s chapter of the Air Force Association, an organization which serves active duty Air Force members and veterans, has elected its 2011-2012 officers, which are: past national chair Joe Sutter, immediate past president Jim Mungenast, vice president for membership Joe Jarret, local president Stephen Dillenburg and state president Marty Coffman. Photo submitted

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Taken prisoner on the Indianola HISTORY AND MYSTERIES | Dr. Jim Tumblin

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ast Tennessee casualties of the Civil War, you might say, also included the departure of prominent business owners, such as David H. Cummings, Abner Gates Jackson, Dr. J.G.M. Ramsey, William G. Swan, Campbell Wallace and many others, who relocated to Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, Memphis, New Orleans or Shreveport and elsewhere in the Deep South because of their Southern sympathies during the war. Some returned a few years after the war but some did not. Offsetting that loss was the gain of several former Union soldiers and sailors who chose to relocate in the South after the war. Andrew J. Albers, Hiram S. Chamberlain and William W. Woodruff were among those who contributed much to the area’s progress and cultural development. Andrew Jackson “A.J.” Albers was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on July 19, 1844, the son of Dr. William and Emma Seeman Albers. William Albers, M.D., a native of Cologne, Germany, helped found the Ohio Medical College in Cincinnati. A.J. graduated from the Cincinnati College of Pharmacy in 1859 and began practicing his profession there. Early in the Civil War (August 1861), at only 17 years of age, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a pharmacist’s mate and served on gunboats on the Mississippi River and

its tributaries under Adms. Foote and Porter. Union General-inChief Winfield Scott The USS Indianola (1862-1863). The 511-ton ironclad river gunboat was rammed by submitted a plan for two Confederate gunboats as it assisted in the attack on Vicksburg in February 1863. winning the war that Photo courtesy U.S. Navy Historical Center became known as the Anaconda Plan. capture the port and the north and wet and marshy effort to cut off ConfederHe advised President blockade the coast. The land to the west made a land ate supply lines. Just after Abraham Lincoln that most formidable obsta- approach difficult. An effec- 9:30 p.m. on the pitch black a strong thrust to take cles were Forts Jackson tive gunboat attack was a nec- night of the 24th, near the control of the Mississippi and St. Philip at the Gulf essary part of its capture. River and to establish a mouth of the Red River, the entrance to New Orleans, Porter managed to make ship was engaged by the CSS line of Federal fortifications plus the fleet of Confederate significant additions to his Webb and the Queen of the along the river would help isogunboats. Farragut ordered fleet, adding five new iron- West which the Confederates late the South and seal off the his mortar boats, command- clads. Among them was his had captured and reflagged. western states which supplied ed by his stepbrother Cmdr. pride, the USS Indianola, Following a close range exA.J. Albers (1844-1910). foodstuffs and munitions. David Dixon Porter, to begin which cost an astounding During the Civil War, Flag Officer Andrew H. change of fire and after be$183,663 in 1862 dollars. It ing rammed seven times, the Pharmacist Mate A.J. Albers the attack on April 18. Foote’s cumbersome but After six days of bombard- mounted four guns, two 11- Indianola was in an almost deadly converted ironclad served aboard the Mississippi gunboats brought the surren- River gunboat, the Indianola. ment and a daring expedi- inch Dahlgrens forward and powerless condition and the Photo courtesy C.M. McClung tion to cut a chain across the two 9-inch rifles aft. Powered der of Fort Henry on the Tencaptain ran the bow into the Historical Collection river, Farragut ordered the by two side-wheels plus a pair nessee River on Feb. 6, 1862. tip end of Hurricane Island. fleet forward. of screw propellers, the ironThe same He and the crew of 100 surSteaming at clad was 174 feet long with a gunboats Early in the Civil War (August 1861), at only 17 full speed, 50-foot beam and measured rendered. contributed As a prisoner of war, Althe squadron 10 feet from the top of her deck to the capyears of age, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a bers was first sent to the sped past the to the bottom of her keel. The ture of Fort forts with sides were 32-inch thick oak notorious Libby Prison in Donelson on pharmacist’s mate and served on gunboats on guns blazing covered with 3-inch thick iron Richmond and then to severthe Cumberthe Mississippi River and its tributaries under and safely plates. The casemate stood at al other Confederate prisons land River 10 reached the an incline of 26.5 degrees and before being paroled in the days later. By Admirals Foote and Porter. waters be- was also covered with 3-inch fall of 1863. He returned to late April, the yond. With iron. Cincinnati and resumed his South had Knowing that the ship career in pharmacy. lost control of several of its tion of the four next largest the Union ships in their rear, tributaries and held only two southern cities: Charleston the forts surrendered. On had been built by Joseph In 1865, Edward Sanford influential Mississippi River (40,578), Richmond (37,910), April 25, Farragut anchored Brown and Company in his offered him a position with his ports between New Orleans Montgomery (35,967) and off New Orleans and ac- hometown of Cincinnati, wholesale drug firm in KnoxMemphis (22,623). Lincoln cepted the city’s surrender. A.J. Albers must have been and Memphis. ville and he relocated there to In 1860, New Orleans was and his advisers knew that the Major Gen. Benjamin But- proud to be reassigned to the begin a distinguished career, one of the busiest ports in Crescent City was a Southern ler’s infantry soon arrived to Indianola. which will be described in next Early in 1863, Rear Adm. month’s column. the world, with 33 different stronghold that must be neu- occupy the city. The other stronghold was Porter sent the Indianola to steamship lines, and trade tralized. Author’s Note: Thanks to E.S. “Bud” Albers In early 1862, Adm. David Vicksburg which was situated join the Mississippi Squad- Jr., Alix F. Dempster and Joyce A. Kyker for worth $500 million passing through the city annually. Its G. Farragut was dispatched atop a sheer bluff with well- ron north of Vicksburg. It ran their assistance with the research for this article. Additional information and phoestimated 168,675 population with a flotilla of mortar boats placed artillery overlooking past the guns of that fortress tographs may be found on www.fountain was larger than the combina- to enforce Lincoln’s edict to the river. Rugged terrain to city on Feb. 13, 1863, in an

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Learning to mediate By Sandra Clark Beth Wade is an ambitious branch manager for UT Federal Credit Union. Last week she hosted the Knox County Law Director, Joe Jarret, for an after-hours seminar on mediation. It might have been the free refreshments, but the crowd was good with Commissioner R. Larry Smith, Mark Enix

from Fountain City Jewelers and several others. Credit union vice presidents Malinda Wood and Jonathan Patrick attended, along with Teri Branam and David Smith from business development. Jarret has practiced law for 21 years, following a career in the military. He teaches courses in law and David Holt, R. Larry Smith and Joe Jarret at UT Federal Credit Union on Emory Road. Photo by S. Clark public policy for UT.

Real estate market gets August bump The last full month of summer was a relatively good one for property Sherry sales in Knox County. Witt The month that ended Register of Deeds Aug. 31 produced 781 land transfers in the county, representing a total property value of $159.7 million. This data bested the July output by nearly 150 transactions and more than $12 million. There were also 82 more property transfers last month than in August of 2010. Last year 699 parcels changed hands during August, reaching a value of $138.9 million. August has historically been a strong month for construction and property sales. There was also a notable increase in activity for the local lending markets. For the month, about $228 million was loaned against property in Knox County, compared to just $184 million during July. Although the upswing may be cause for optimism, these numbers still lag painfully behind the mortgage activity of 2010. Last August saw $352 million in real estate lending. On the commercial front, the largest transfer of the month was a sale between McKibbon Hotel Group and Apple Ten SPE Knoxville. The property located on North Peters Road sold for just under $7 million. The financing for the sale was also among the largest mortgage transactions of the month, also coming in at around $7 million. This week our nation marked the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. But it is not the cowardly acts of terrorism which we commemorate, but the brave and heroic response of those Americans so deeply touched by the events. Many first responders lost their lives on that tragic day. We should all be grateful to these brave individuals who daily put themselves in harm’s way for the benefit of others.


Mercy announces name change By Larry Van Guilder The pending acquisition of Mercy Health Partners by Health Management Associates comes with some name changes. Immediately following the anticipated October closing, Mercy will become Tennova Healthcare. Six area Mercy hospitals will also acquire new names. Mercy Medical Center North in Powell will become North Knoxville Medical Center. In a written release, Mercy explained Tennova’s origins. The first part of the name relates to the system’s Tennessee roots. “Nova� is derived from the Latin “novare,� to make new. Mercy Medical Center West employees gathered in the hospital cafeteria last Thursday to hear administrator Jeff Potter make the formal announcement. Potter told the Shopper-News that

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A solitary man In that day also he shall come even to thee … from the fortified cities, and from the fortress even to the river … (Micah 7:12 KJV) It is a habit of mine: making up stories to go with interesting people I see. I watch a young couple over dinner and try to figure out how long they have been dating. I see an older couple holding hands, and I imagine what their hands looked like when they placed those gold bands on one another’s fingers. But there is one man who haunts me. It has been 40 years, and though I can still see his face, I have made up no story for him. None at all. I was on a touring boat sailing north on the Rhine between Mainz and Bonn. The boat was a double-decker, and I, wanting to see every last tree and castle and flower, was on the top deck. It was a sunny day in summer, but the wind and water conspired to make it cooler than I expected. Most of the folks on the boat were tourists, talking in small groups, cameras at the ready. My job was to chaperone the crew of university students who were laughing and pointing at the sights and enjoying each

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other’s company as much as the scenery. But there was one small man sitting on the far side of the boat, alone and very still. He could have been anywhere from 55 to 75. His face was weathered, and his hair, silvery. His black sport coat, worn thin and shiny, was little protection from the wind. With one hand, he clutched its lapels together at his throat. He looked frail, and I worried that he was cold. He had no companion, and I was certain he was not a tourist. He didn’t have a camera, nor did he throw more than desultory glances at the passing scenery. He didn’t even turn his head when the tour guide pointed out the Lorelei, the great cliff where legendary sirens sang sailors to their

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Central Baptist gets two new pastors By Betty Bean Dr. Mike Smith was in Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Pastor Jeff Cockerham was in Waco, Texas, when they got the call, so it’s not surprising they didn’t know each other before they both started considering taking positions at Central Baptist Church of Fountain City. But they had ways of finding out what they needed to know before they committed to what they both say is the unusual situation of being brandnew pastors in the same place at the same time. “I know people who know him,” said Smith, the church’s new senior pastor. “And I know people who know him,” said Cockerham, the new associate pastor of discipleship. “We talked with each other before making our decisions, and obviously we each did our background checks.” Smith was senior pastor at First Baptist Church of Murfreesboro. He said he pondered the decision to come to Knoxville for quite a while “It was the end result of six months of conversation and discerning God’s will,” he said. Cockerham was college pastor at Columbus Avenue Baptist Church in Waco, home of Baylor University and two other colleges. He had lived there for more than 30 years but says he “felt the strong nudge of God to move this way.” They were called to their new positions within a week of each other and they both began preaching Aug. 21. They share preaching duties on a rotation system. “If you show up here on Sunday morning, I can’t tell you who will be preaching,” Smith said. “Mike decides on the passage of scripture and we preach the same passage with the same focus and the same topic,” Cockerham said. “But Jeff writes his own sermon,” Smith said.

Senior Pastor Mike Smith and Associate Pastor of Discipleship Jeff Cockerham are celebrating their first month on the job at Central Baptist Church of Fountain City. Photo by B. Bean Smith and his wife, Grace, have been married for 35 years and have two grown children: daughter Kelly, who lives in Alaska, and son Chris, who is a lawyer in Nashville. Grace Smith is an English as a Second Language teacher. Cockerham and his wife, Laura, have been married for almost 10 years and have four children: Mallory, 6; Will, 5; Charlie, 3; and Mary, who is almost 7 months old. Laura Cockerham is a labor and delivery nurse who always wanted a houseful of children. As senior pastor to the 2,000-member congregation (more than 1,500 resident members), Smith says it’s his responsibility “to give overall leadership to the church as it discovers and fulfills its mission.” As associate pastor for dis-

cipleship, Cockerham says it’s his job “to facilitate the spiritual formation of the church’s members.” They both say that Central Baptist will continue to be an active member of the community and will continue supporting mission work in Appalachia and a fledgling mission in Romania. The Fountain City Ministry Center, a multichurch community outreach that is housed at Central Baptist, will continue its mission of helping the needy, and the church’s partnership with Central High School will be continue to be a point of emphasis, as well. “We are tied to this community,” Smith said. “That’s one of the things that drew me here,” Cockerham added.

Lincoln Park welcomes a new minister Lincoln Park Baptist Church, 823 Chickamauga Ave., recently welcomed its new minister, the Rev. Eddie Schwarberg. Schwarberg and his family are from Hamilton, Ohio, where he served in pastoral ministry. He and his wife, Kaylan, have a daughter, Abigail. Sunday morning worship starts at 10:40 a.m. Info: www. The Rev. Eddie Schwarberg with wife Kaylan and daughter Abigail. Photo submitted

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Faith United Methodist Church will host Faithstock 2011 from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. This marks the second Faithstock, a free Christian music festival that is open to the public and sponsored in part by KLOVE 88.3 FM. Faithstock 2011 will feature the musical talents of Crimson Ridge, HisVoice, Ron Sample, Tim Chastain and 8 Days After, 3Nails4Given, RIM, Jon Do, Soulgate 7, Tim Hughes & the Franks, Sevenday Believer and Faith UMC’s own youth praise band. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the contemporary Christian, rock and hard rock bands outside or step inside the sanctuary for gospel and Southern gospel. There will be a concession stand featuring delicious treats and a silent auction of items from local businesses. All are welcome and admission is free. Faith UMC is located on the corner of Dry Gap Pike and Rifle Range Road at 1120 Dry Gap Pike. Info:

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WORSHIP NOTES Community services ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, takes orders for Angel Food Ministries by phone or in person the Saturday before each distribution. The distribution of the food is usually the third Saturday of each month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Info: 228-9299 or the church office, 690-0160. ■ Beaver Ridge UMC Food Pantry hands out food to local families in need 1-2 p.m. every Monday and 7-8 p.m. every first Monday. Donations and volunteers are welcome. Info: 690-1060 or ■ Cross Roads Presbyterian hosts the Halls Welfare Ministry food pantry from 6-8 p.m. each second Tuesday and from 9-11 a.m. each fourth Saturday. ■ Knoxville Free Food Market, 4625 Mill Branch Lane (across from Tractor Supply in Halls), distributes free food 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Saturday of the month. Info: 566-1265. ■ New Hope Baptist Church is introducing a new food pantry. Food will be distributed to local families in need 6-8 p.m. every third Thursday. Info: 688-5330.

donation to her hairdresser. Tammy Smith already was familiar with Locks of Love and even had a donation form. “We will take care of the details,” said Smith. “Gina will receive a thank you letter. We actually encourage our clients who are cutting off long hair to make this donation.” Prieto agreed. “It would be great if more people with long hair knew about this program.” Retail cost of hairpieces is $3,500 to $6,000, she said. “(Donors) won’t know who ends up with their hair. It takes six to 10 people’s hair to make a wig.” Info: www.locksoflove. org/.

Fall festivals ■ Dante Church of God, 410 Dante School Road, will host its fall festival 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. There will be craft vendors, free health screenings, home baked goods and more. Lunch will be served from noon to 1:30 p.m. Info: 689-4829. ■ North Acres Baptist Church, 5803 Millertown Pike, will have a community fair 12:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18. Everyone is invited. There will be games, a dunking booth, inflatables and more. Info: 5227590 or visit www.northacres. net.

Fundraisers ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, will host its 10th annual murder mystery production “Murder in the Old Growth Forest” 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. Admission is $20 Saturday, which includes dinner catered by Carrabba’s and $14 Sunday, which includes gourmet dessert. All proceeds go to the church for mission projects. Child care will be available at no cost. Info: 323-9321. ■ Bookwalter UMC, 4218 Central Avenue Pike, is looking for vendors for its fall festival to be held Oct. 1. Space outside

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is still available for $40. Info: 773-3380. ■ Christ UMC, 7535 Maynardville Highway, will hold a Children’s Consignment Sale 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. ■ Clear Springs Baptist Church, 8518 Thompson School Road in Corryton, will host a fall consignment sale for children, teens and maternity 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, and 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 17 (half-off day). Info: or 688-7674. ■ Dante Baptist Church, 314 Brown Road, needs vendors for a craft fair Sat., Oct. 8. Table rental is $20. Info: Vivian Baker, 938-1378. ■ Dante Church of God, 410 Dante School Road, needs crafters for its Fall Festival to be held Saturday, Sept. 17. Space rental is $25. Info: Lena Coker, 693-2688 or email lenacoker@ ■ Faith UMC, 1120 Dry Gap Pike, will host “Laugh All Night: An Evening of Comedy to Benefit Agape Outreach Homes” 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29. Comedians will include Marty Simpson, Jonnie W. and Renard Hirsch. Tickets are $10 or $35 for four. Info: http://www. agapeoutreachhomesonline. org/.

■ Faithway Baptist Church is seeking craft vendors for a fall show to be held Oct. 1. Info: Robin, 254-4605. ■ New Liberty Baptist Church, 5901 Roberts Road in Corryton, will hold a Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, rain or shine. Cost is $15 per vehicle. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Bring your own lawn chair.

Homecomings ■ Beulah Baptist Church in Maynardville will hold its homecoming service 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, followed by lunch in the fellowship hall. Guest singers will include Three On A Journey. Everyone is invited. Info: 992-6104. ■ Glenwood Baptist Church of Powell will celebrate 121 years of service to the community during its homecoming Sunday, Sept. 18. Everyone is invited.

Music services ■ Fourth United Presbyterian Church, 1323 Broadway, will host a performance by Peruvian band Inca Son 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23. Tickets are $10 ($15 at the door). All proceeds benefit Casa de Sara. Info: 6903323 or visit www.eventbrite. com/event/2106014145/auto.

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Rec programs ■ New Covenant Fellowship Church, 6828 Central Avenue Pike, will hold Pilates class 5:45 p.m. each Monday for $5. Info: 689-7001. ■ North Acres Baptist Church, 5803 Millertown Pike, Happy Travelers travel to Memphis for three days and two nights Monday, Sept. 26. Cost is $275. Everyone is invited. Info: Darrell Frye, 938-8884.

Revivals ■ The Church of God of Knoxville, 5912 Thorn Grove Pike, will hold its annual camp meeting Sunday to Friday, Sept. 18-23. Services at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily. Info: 522-9520.

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■ New Beverly Baptist Church, 3320 New Beverly Church Road, is hosting Sammy “Barney Fife” Sawyer and his Mayberry friends 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. A love offering will be taken. Info: or 546-0001.

Women’s programs ■ Faith UMC, 1120 Dry Gap Pike, will host Ladies Night Out 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15. Many vendors. Door prizes will be given away. Free admission. Info: 688-1000 or visit



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alk about big families. If you were one of the Asteraceae, all the flowers in the aster family, you would have to rent a really big hall for your family reunion. Besides the mostly tropical orchid family, the asters are the largest family of plants in the world, containing more than 12,000 species. That’s a lot of cousins! There are about 320 species in the aster family in Tennessee, 181 of them found in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. And still counting. A lot of these flowers are familiar. There are the vari-

ous asters themselves. Then there are the coneflowers, the daisies, the black-eyed Susans, the blue chickory alongside the roads, the thistles in our fields. Goldenrod, ragweed and dandelions are asters all. There are aster-family flowers blooming all season long, but they really show themselves in late summer into fall. A quick walk through the back field recently revealed Joe-Pye weed, New York ironweed, brown-eyed Susans in profusion. Yarrow is still blooming; it is in the aster family. Look-alike Queen

Anne’s lace is not. It’s in the parsley family. Typical aster flowers are like daisies, a round, raised center with petals all around it. But wouldn’t you know it? There’s a lot more to the story. Actually, what we refer to as a flower is a whole composition, made up of lots of tiny flowers, or florets, as they’re called. The botanists refer to this type of flower as a “composite.” The center part of these flowers, the yellow part in the daisy and the black part in the Susan, are made up of dozens of tiny individual flowers. Look at one with a magnifying glass. These are called disc flowers. And those things we refer to as petals are actually, each one, a flower, called ray flowers. There are familiar flowers in this big family that have only disc flowers. A good example is the thistles. Check them out. No petals there. Others have only ray flow-

Bull thistle ers. Dandelions fall into this group, nice bright yellow petals, but not a sign of a daisylike center. The blue roadside chickory, also known as Blue Sailors, are another example of ray-only flowers. Each blue flower lasts only one day; the roots of chickory are roasted and brewed into coffee. In fact, a large percentage of the Asteraceae have been used for various medicinal properties. As for the asters themselves, we have short ones, tall ones, varieties with a few flowers and varieties with dozens per stalk. Most of

them are in colors from white on through pale lavender to deep purple. The tall, stately, intensely purple New England asters stand as much as 10 feet tall and bear as many as 50 blossoms. They are an important late-season food for the Monarch butterflies as they migrate toward their wintering grounds in Mexico. There are several smaller white asters, too. They look like tiny daisies, many to a stem. The spring ones are called Robin’s plantain; the fall ones are very similar, and are called Daisy fleabane. And, there are many more, enough to make even the botanists scratch their heads at times. There are lots of blackeyed Susans out now, suntanned versions of the white daisies. Various species of native bees, small wasps, and butterflies are busily feeding on their nectar, as they are doing with all the flowers now. Nectar is harder to come

by now than it was in May. Then there are the other tall guys. The New York ironweed is the most purple of the purples. Tall, with zillions of tiny, aster-like flowers, they are humming with all sorts of little bugs and butterflies. And taller still, standing in fields and along moist roadsides, is the feathery, pale lavender Joe-Pye weed, also called Queen of the Meadow. It is a frequent host to many species of butterflies and a good place to hang out in order to photograph them. Its name is said to come from a person named Joe Pye, an American Indian who was an itinerant herb doctor and who used the Joe-Pye weed in various preparations for a number of ailments. Those Asteraceae are an interesting and colorful bunch. You should meet some of them and get to know the family better.

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Danny Trent predicts good year for Central By Betty Bean Danny Trent says he’s looking for good things to happen in his third year as principal at Central High School: increased graduation rates, a new position of instructional coach to mentor teachers and help generate new ideas, and a new team model that he believes will improve teacher and student performance. “We’ve got 25 new teachers, everything from first year to some who relocated here from out of state. They seem to be doing very well.” He’s particularly excited about the prospect of Byron Booker’s being named Tennessee’s Teacher of the Year. Booker, who teaches English as a Second Language, has already claimed Knox County and regional TOY honors, and Trent is optimistic about his chances. “I really feel that he will get it,” Trent said. “And even with all the other things he does for his kids, he’s still continuing with Rachel’s Challenge (a program promoting kindness started by the family of a student murdered in the school shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado that Trent instituted last year as a response to the shooting death of 9th grader Ryan McDonald in 2008). “He’s trying to make a difference in the lives of others.”

“We’ve got over 100 kids in the band,” Trent said. “Each year they add a few more kids. They sound better and better.” Trent said the new football coach, Joe Hassell, “is doing a lot of good things,” and he is very excited about standout Cody Blanc, who has accepted a scholarship offer to play for the University of Tennessee next year. “I think that was important for our school,” Trent said. “We’re excited that he’s going to get to run through the T. He leads by example. Cody’s what I call ‘The Real Deal.’ ” Chorus director Becki Thomas once again has big plans for the new year, starting with three performances of a 9/11 commemorative ceremony – two at Central, one at Gresham Middle School – and culminating in a spring production of “Les Miserables.” “Last year when she tackCentral High School principal Danny Trent Photo by B. Bean led ‘The Phantom of the OpAnd Booker’s not the on that day. We want to take era,’ more than 8,000 people only one who is enthusias- that on to a larger scale.” came to 10 shows,” Trent tic about Rachel’s Challenge Business teacher Skip said. “For this year’s producactivities, Trent said. McMillan and his students tion, all the students have “We’ve got a group of kids are going to be opening a had to read the novel. She’s who are going to adopt a bank on campus with the getting ready to select the nursing home, and we’re go- help of Commercial Bank’s Bobcat Company, and they ing to add to our Thanksgiv- John Fugate. will perform with Dr. (Bill) ing Day project. Last year we The band, under the lead- Snyder at the Tennessee Theprovided 60 meals for some ership of Lisa Burden, is ater at Christmas. Without a of our families and meals for continuing its upward mo- doubt, she is the best choral people who were working mentum. director anywhere.”


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■ Knox Silver Sox 9-year-olds baseball team needs players for fall and spring 2012. Competitive USSSA level. Info: email silversoxbaseball@ or 363-1483. ■ Knoxville Fury 12U baseball team needs players, tryouts for fall 2011 and spring 2012 travel. Info: James Jenkins, 237-1450. ■ Baseball tournament , Tee ball and 6U coach pitch and 8U-14U Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17-18. Open to all. Info: 992-5504 or email hcpsports@ ■ Baseball tournament, Tee ball and 6U coach pitch and 8U-14U Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2425. Open to all. Info: 992-5504 or email ■ KYS flag football, for boys and girls ages 4 to 14, September through October. Practice at Lakeshore Park on Lyons View and all games at Lakeshore on Sunday


■ KYS fall lacrosse, boys ages 9-14. Games will be held Monday nights at Lakeshore Park. The season will run early September to late October. Fees are $175. Info: 584-6403. ■ Vertical Leap Clinic , all skill levels, ages 13 and up, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, through Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Fort Sanders Health and Fitness Center. Cost is $120 for members, $150 nonmembers. Info: Jessica Miller, 531-5453. ■ Preseason basketball clinic for middle school students, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, through Thursday, Oct. 20, at Fort Sanders Health and Fitness Center. Cost is $120 for members, $150 nonmembers. Info: Jessica Miller, 531-5453. officers will be 8 to 8:20 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27.

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Central High ■ Baseball golf tournament will be held Saturday, Oct. 15, at Three Ridges with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Lunch provided and range balls available. Cost is $75 per person; format is a four-person scramble. Hole sponsorships are available for $100. Prizes for the top three teams. Info: Brian Lovett, 978-0485 or email CHS Wall of Fame induction breakfast will be held 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the school.

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■ KYS fall baseball and softball, ages 4-12. Low-key, instructional program will run early September through mid-October. Games played Tuesdays and Thursdays at Lakeshore Park. Fees vary. Info: 584-6403.

■ PTO meeting 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12; Grandparent’s Day for 4th and 5th grades, Thursday, Sept. 22; Student Holiday, Friday, Sept. 23. Teacher needs: the art room is in need of Clorox wipes, beads, tissue, paper plates, paper lunch bags and yarn.

Gibbs High ■ French Club dues payable by Thursday, Sept. 15. Dues are $2. The first meeting to elect

■ Reminder: Send in school fees for this year ($20) as soon as possible. Coupon books are on sale through Monday, Sept. 26, for $10. School T-shirts are $5 through Friday, Sept. 16. The deadline for 5th graders’ money for Wesley Woods is Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Halls High ■ National Honor Society and HHS Cheerleaders will host a yard sale 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Will’s Village next to Wishbones. HOSA will hold a spaghetti dinner 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the cafeteria. Parent/ teacher conferences are 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22. Call 922-7757 to make an appointment. Make up pictures for the yearbook will be taken 11:50 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27. Sophomores will be screened for BMI and blood pressure Thursday, Oct. 6.

Shannondale ■ PTO meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Powell High School catcher Tyler Alford has signed with Cumberland University in Lebanon. At the signing are: (seated) Tyler’s dad, Greg; Tyler and his mom, Chandra; (standing) Tyler’s younger brother, Peyton; Cumberland University coach Woody Hunt and Tyler’s youngest brother, Taylor. Photo submitted


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Two trips to Florida TALES OF TENNESSEE | Marvin West Those who follow college football occasionally encounter unfriendly places. Beyond that is another level called hostile environments. Death Valley comes to mind. Finally, there is loud, unfriendly, hostile Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field. Steve Spurrier reduced the verbiage and named it “The Swamp.” He said a swamp is a hot and sticky place that can be dangerous.

“Generally speaking, only Gators get out alive.” Stadium design traps noise and prevents even a hint of a breeze. Fanatics are a factor. How ugly are fans? Well, Vickie Fulmer once weathered a profanity attack because her husband was a prominent coach. A deranged villain tried to spit into Tennessee water coolers. The late, great George Cafego, slow exiting, caught a cup of liquid

dropped by a Florida fan. George, tilting toward politeness, said it was probably whiskey. The Swamp is a bad place because, for years and years, Florida has had good players. Some may have been mean-spirited. Ready or not, into this challenge go the nice, sweet, youthful Volunteers. Big prize. Tough task. Children should cover their ears.

Two trips to Florida live in infamy. The worst loss of Phillip Fulmer’s coaching career happened in Gainesville four years ago. It was 59-20. It was marked by Tennessee’s inability to run the football, as in 37 yards on 22 attempts. I seem to remember a sizable gap between Tennessee tacklers and Gators scampering around with the football. There wasn’t much resistance on the perimeter or dependable coverage deep. Eleven plays netted Florida 296 yards. Tim Tebow had completions of 25, 30, 49, 48, 20 and 44. Young Eric Berry was among those burned. Three times. The Gators gained many additional yards in more conventional ways.

If you were there, you won’t forget the thirdquarter fumble returned for a touchdown. Erik Ainge and Arian Foster failed to mesh on a handoff. It was discouraging. The deficit was only eight at the time. Some awful things happened after that. There was a bad trip in 1995. It ended 62-37. Believe it or not, this was a comeback romp. Tennessee led 30-14 in the second quarter. What transpired after that remains a mystery. It was one heck of a Florida rally or a total Tennessee collapse. Peyton Manning remembers whatever it was happened fast. Personas changed at intermission. One team came back blazing. The other was flat. Hitting seemed one-sided.

Joey Kent got knocked out and needed a dozen stitches. Two Jay Graham turnovers and a couple of tipped passes turned into a giant snowball. Defense disappeared. Danny Wuerffel passes generated 381 yards and six touchdowns. Ike Hilliard caught four. Somebody from Knoxville said it was embarrassing. Do not totally blame that disaster on the Swamp, heat, noise, rude fans or great Gators. There had to be other forces at work. Florida’s 62 points were historic, most against UT since 1893. OK, if you really must know, Duke once scored 70. Before and after that Florida trip, 1995 Tennessee was undefeated. The record was 11-1. Go figure. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is

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Tips for lighting your home Lighting is important in any space — it creates mood, ambiance and pizazz. Updating tired, drab lighting fixtures – or just the globes or shades – can spruce up your space with a snazzy new look and doesn’t have to cost big bucks. Lighting should reflect your lifestyle and how you use the space. The 3 basic types to consider are ambient (general lighting), task and accent. ◆ Ambient, or general lighting, provides overall area illumination and is a must-have for a good lighting plan. It should provide brightness without glare. You gotta be able to see to walk safely in your stilettos or flops! Chandeliers, ceiling or wall-mounted fixtures, recessed or track lighting are good choices for ambient light. ◆ Task lighting helps you to perform specific tasks such as applying flawless makeup. It needs to be free of glare and shadows but bright enough to nip eye strain. Pendant, under-cabinet, floor and table lamps are excellent for task lighting. ◆ Accent lighting is a design touch that adds drama by drawing the eye to your snazzy treasures. Artwork, sculptures or wall textures pop with accent lighting. Accent lighting should provide at least 3 times as much light as the general surrounding light. Modern Supply’s lighting consultants know their stuff and are ready to help you select super swanky fixtures to light up your world. Stop in and see for yourself!

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Modern Supply has carved many unique niches for itself in the marketplace over the years, and one of those areas is in lighting. Kim Miller, who has been with the company for more than a dozen years, spearheaded a recent showroom expansion which doubled the space devoted exclusively to lighting. Miller gives co-worker Donna Harmon, a design consultant with the company, all the credit for the dramatically increased emphasis on contemporary designs. “Modern Supply has one of the largest selections of contemporary and transitional lighting in this area,� Miller says.

If you don’t see exactly what you want on the showroom oor, you can browse catalogues to ďŹ nd your favorite design. Rather than building a new house, many homeowners are choosing to stay where they are and remodel. Changing lighting can be a cost-effective and dramatic way to achieve a brand new look, the designers say. Updating light fixtures can completely change the look of any room in the house, and most homeowners are selecting the more contemporary styles to achieve the new look they want. And at Modern Supply, if you don’t see exactly what you want on the showroom floor, you can browse catalogues there to find your favorite design. With the expansion of the lighting area, Modern Supply now has one room devoted exclusively to lighting for children’s spaces. There are pink chandeliers for the “girly girls,â€? and for the boys there are light fixtures and ceiling fans with sports themes ranging from football, basketball and soccer to race

cars and motorcycles. Many items have matching wall art and mirrors. Ceiling fans are a must have item for most homeowners, and Modern Supply carries the latest fans and accessories by MinkaAire, a designer that uses unique colors of wood and metals, including liquid nickel. Also in the new showroom are products by Sonneman, an all-contemporary lighting designer whose products include chandeliers, wall mounts, sconces, pendants, table and floor lamps and swing-out wall-mounted lamps you can use when reading and then push back against the wall when not in use. And Modern Supply has a wide array of decorative items such as mirrors, whimsical wall art, vases, candle holders and figurines. Because of the recent hail and storm damage, many homeowners are choosing this time to update the exterior of their property with a brand new look. Modern Supply has a large assortment of light posts, wall mounts, ceiling mounts and even outdoor table lamps. Miller says when planning a visit to the newly-expanded showroom, it’s a good idea to allow lots of time to browse and enjoy the friendly atmosphere. “We have been told by so many customers that they love to come here because of the great atmosphere. They can tell we have a good time and really enjoy what we do.� Modern Supply’s corporate offices and showroom on Lovell Road are open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and on Saturdays and evenings by appointment. The company is known for its high quality products, superior service and capable teams of professionals. Stop by soon for a look at what’s new, or call the office at 966-4567 to make an appointment. Up next for Modern Supply: an open house for the public on Oct. 28 to showcase all the new lines. Watch for coming details.

Pendant lights add a pop of color and style.

Sonneman offers contemporary and transitional lighting.

Modern Supply Co. (865) 966-4567

Assistant product manager Crystal Orrick, outside sales associate Sherry Williams, inside sales associate Donna Harmon and product manager Kim Miller make up the Modern Supply Lighting Studio staff.

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September 12, 2011


New device helps control air leaks in lung

Emphysema: When you can’t take a deep breath Emphysema is a chronic and progressive lung disease that causes shortness of breath, fatigue, poor circulation and a racing heartbeat. It’s one of several diseases known together as COPD, for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In emphysema, the air sacs in the lungs lose their elasticity and are gradually destroyed. Lungs become enlarged and ineffective because they can’t exhale fully. People with emphysema are chronically out of breath, even while resting. They are more likely to develop a collapsed lung, heart problems and large holes in the lungs that leak air. Smoking is the leading cause of emphysema. Air pollution and inhaling chemical fumes can also contribute to the disease. Every year, about 13,000 Americans die from emphysema.

Using a relatively new FDA approved treatment, physicians at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center are the ďŹ rst in Knoxville to use a set of tiny medical devices to control a prolonged air leak in a patient’s lung. Sixty-two-year-old Kermit Hatmaker of Speedwell, Tennessee, is the first person in Knoxville to have an IBV Valve System implanted in his lung. It was an hourlong, minimally invasive procedure, with no surgical incisions. Hatmaker has emphysema, a chronic and progressive lung disease that causes the lungs to overinflate, pushing on nearby organs like the heart. On June 30, his left lung collapsed from the disease, and he suffered a heart attack as a result. He was flown to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, where he underwent lung surgery performed by Fort Sanders cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Lacy Harville in an attempt to repair the damaged lung. However, after surgery Hatmaker experienced continued air leaks, in which air leaks out of the lungs into the chest cavity. In most cases, the air leak will resolve after several days. Unfortunately, Mr. Hatmaker’s leak did not resolve, largely due to his severe emphysema. As Hatmaker’s leak persisted, Fort Sanders pulmonary physician Dr. Gregory P. LeMense decided to

Kermit Hatmaker, pictured here with his wife Mary, is the recipient of Knoxville’s first IBVŽ Valve System implant.

“The doctors explained it to us, how it worked. I couldn’t say enough about them. I just love them all, every one of them.� – Mary Hatmaker use the new endobronchial valves to seal off the leaking portion of the lung. The device has FDA Humanitarian Device Exemption approval for prolonged lung air leaks. These valves are tiny, umbrellashaped devices the size of a pencil

eraser and made of titanium and silicone. They are inserted into the lungs by way of the mouth, using a flexible instrument called a bronchoscope. Once in the lung passageway, the valves expand and block it, and create a one-way valve. They allow air to flow out of the lung, but not back into it. Over a few days, the valves cause the leaking portion of the lung to collapse, keeping the air flowing only to the healthy portions of the lung. Mr. Hatmaker is now back home in Speedwell and is able to talk and walk again. “Oh yes, he’s doing a lot better,� says Mary Hatmaker of her husband. Mr. Hatmaker is able to walk inside and is using a wheelchair to get outside sometimes. He says he is grateful for the care he received at Fort Sanders. “The nurses were awful nice,� he explains. “You couldn’t ask for any better nurses than I had. They even call to check up on me once and a while.� Mary Hatmaker says she knew her husband was in good hands at Fort Sanders throughout the surgery and the endobronchial valve procedure. “The doctors explained it to us, how it worked,� Mary Hatmaker smiles. “I couldn’t say enough about them. I just love them all, every one of them.�

For more information about the endobronchial valve procedure call 865-673-FORT. (3678).

Endobronchial Valve Therapy Endobronchial valves are tiny medical devices with a potentially big future. The FDA has approved the IBV Valve system for Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE) use to control prolonged air leaks of the lung. The endobronchial valve is also being studied in clinical trials for treating emphysema without surgery. Emphysema is a chronic lung condition in which lungs lose their elasticity and can’t exhale. They become overinated and push on other organs, plus they don’t deliver oxygen efďŹ ciently to the blood. To treat the disease, sometimes physicians cut out a portion of the lung, rerouting the air to healthier tissue. This is called “lung volume reduction surgery.â€? It doesn’t cure the emphysema but makes it easier for the patient to breathe. It is a difďŹ cult and painful surgery, however, with a long hospital stay. Researchers hope lung reduction can be done in a minimally invasive way with endobrochial valves. The valves – which look like tiny umbrellas made of titanium and silicone – are implanted into the airways through the mouth with a exible

endoscope. Typically four or ďŹ ve valves are implanted into neighboring airways. The valves have a one-way ow, allowing air to ow out of the lung, but not go back in. Several days after implantation, that portion of the lung collapses. Extensive clinical trials are underway to determine if the devices are safe and effective enough to replace lung reduction surgery. The FDA has approved endobronchial valves currently only for the treatment of persistent air leaks. These can occur after traditional lung surgery. While most surgery-induced leaks heal on their own, some do not. The valves can be implanted to close off the leaking portion of the lung. Pulmonologist Gregory P. LeMense is the ďŹ rst physician in Knoxville to use the endobronchial valve to stop a patient’s persistent lung air leak. The procedure was performed recently at Fort Sanders Medical Center. Dr. LeMense is encouraged about the possible future use for emphysema patients. “It hopefully will give us a minimally invasive option for the treatment of emphysema in the future,â€? explains Dr. LeMense.

For more information about the endobronchial valve procedure call 865-673-FORT (3678).

The IBVÂŽ Valve System for the lung is so small it easily fits on a fingertip.

“The endobronchial valve hopefully will give us a minimally invasive option for the treatment of emphysema in the future.� – Dr. Gregory LeMense, Pulmonologist





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HEALTH NOTES ■ Alzheimer’s caregiver support group meets 6-7 p.m. each third Thursday at Elmcroft Assisted Living and Memory Care in Halls. Light refreshments. RSVP appreciated. Info: 925-2668. ■ Alzheimer’s support group meets 6:30 p.m. each first Thursday at Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 7225 Old Clinton Pike. Info: 938-7245. ■ Cancer survivor support groups, Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings and Tuesday evenings, at the Wellness Community, 2230 Sutherland Ave. Support groups for cancer caregivers, Monday evenings. Cancer family bereavement group is Thursday evenings. Info: 546-4661. ■ Chronic Pain and Depression support group meets at noon to 1:30 p.m. the third Thursday of every month at Faith Promise Church off Pellissippi Parkway. Info: Paula, 945-3810, or 748-1407. ■ Free prostate screening will be held by The University of Tennessee Medical Center’s Cancer Institute throughout September at different locations across East Tennessee. Appointments are required. Info: 605-6970 or 1-877-UT-Cares. ■ Grief support groups at Fort Sanders Sevier Hospital 6 p.m. the first Thursday of each month; 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Covenant Home Care Knoxville office; and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Covenant Home Care Oak Ridge office. Registration is required. Info or to register: 541-4500.

Seniors enjoy fun at the fair The Tennessee Valley Fair will host Mercy Health Partners Senior Day on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the fairgrounds. Senior adults ages 65 and over will receive free admission to the fair all day. The day will feature live bluegrass music, the “Seniors Have Talent” competition, interactive games, free health screenings and information booths. Activities will be located in the Pepsi Community Tent. Photo by Ruth White

■ The annual Greater Knoxville Heart Walk Fundraiser will be held Sunday, Sept. 25, at the World’s Fair Park. There will be community based teams this year and everyone throughout East Tennessee is invited to participate. Info: www.

Ode to the opossum Because I wrote about my least favorite creature (the spider) last week, this week seems like a good time to tell you some interesting facts about one of my all-time favorites.

Sara Barrett

Critter Tales The opossum may appear to some to be a nasty animal that will fight anything or anyone that stands in its way of eating – or of just surviving, for that matter. With gnarly teeth and what many consider to be


a not-so-attractive appearance, this mammal is one most folks tend to run off their property (and off the road) when spotted. What they really need to do is the exact opposite. The opossum would rather roll over and play dead (literally) than stand up and fight any enemy. Opossums enjoy dining on a number of different pests that annoy humans, including snails, rodents and even the occasional snake. Their typical lifespan is a short two to four years, and if you ever get the chance to watch one in action, they’re really quite adorable. Opossums always look like they’ve just stepped out of bed with their

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■ Lung cancer support group meets 6 p.m. the third Monday every month at Baptist West Cancer Center, 10820 Parkside Drive. No charge, light refreshments served. Info: Trish or Amanda, 2187081.

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■ “Living with Autism,” a monthly series for caregivers, educators and family members, will be held 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, at the East Tennessee History Center on Gay Street. This program will include a discussion about coping with the diagnosis.


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Real Estate Auctions 52 Real Estate Auctions 52 FTN. CITY – 1814 Longcress. Adair Park is just behind this 3BR/2 BA cape cod. Hardwood floors in LR and all BRs. Oversized det 2-car garage w/workshop. Elec upgrade & dimensional roof in 2009. Great condition #770957 $129,900 Call Leah Parris 679-3905 ^ SINGLE OFFICES, $350/mo. In Halls. Call Steve at 679-3903.


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■ UT Hospice Adult Grief Support, for any adult who is suffering loss, meets 6 to 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month in the UT Hospice office, 2270 Sutherland Ave. A light supper is served. Info or to reserve a spot: 544-6277.

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■ UT Hospice conducts ongoing orientation sessions for adults (18 and older) interested in becoming volunteers with its program. No medical experience is required. Training is provided. Info: 544-6279.

Young-Williams Animal Center would like you to meet Adams, a 7-year-old male husky mix. He and his pal Samuel are best buddies and must be adopted together. Fortunately, Furry Friend Cody Wyrick has prepaid the adoption fee for these two friends. That means they are free. Adams and Samuel are available for adoption at the main center at 3201 Division St. Visit them 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday or stop by Young-Williams Animal Village at 6400 Kingston Pike between noon and 6 p.m. daily to find the perfect pet. See all of the center’s adoptable animals at

Apts - Unfurnished 71 HINDS CREEK ROAD – 1.37 cleared acres. Beautiful level lot with a lot of road frontage. Unrestricted in Union Co. Perfect for mobile home! Motivated seller. Listed at tax appraisal $14,500 #772369. Call Beverly McMahan 679-3902

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2 BR West Hills, 2 story, 1.5 BA, lg. laundry rm, patio, No pets. Cr Ref. $650/mo. $400 DD. 865-567-5004 FTN CITY 2BR downstairs apt, completely redecorated, cent H&A, huge bkyd & patio, private entrance, W/D conn, stove & fridge. Ideal for quiet couple or mature single person. No children, pets, or smoking. $575/mo incl's all utils, cable, WiFi. 687-4639 FTN CITY clean 2 BR CH&A, appls., DW, no pets, $460/mo $300/dep. 865-684-7720 ***Web ID# 851430***

Auctioneer’s Notes: Heir ordered “Sold to Settle Estate” Location, Location, Location in Halls. 3BR/1.5BA frame and brick bsmt rancher, property has been well maintained, 2-car gar and full unfinished bsmt. Updates include replacement windows, new vinyl siding, new vinyl in kit, new main BA, 12x16 deck off mstr BR, gas HVAC sys. Ready to move into. Inspection dates are from Aug 17 until Sept 16, home, lead base or any inspection must be completed prior to the live auction, call for appointment. Terms: 10% buyer’s premium added to all sales. 10% buyer’s premium down on real estate day of sale, balance at closing. Directions: From Knoxville follow Broadway/US 33/ to Halls at Afton Drive turn left to a left onto Bonair see property on left, see sign. For more details, photos or bidding go online to

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^ 2BR 2BA Clayton Home, excellent cond., $15,000. 8518767.

141 Lawn-Garden Equip. 190 Boats Motors

ENGLISH BULLDOG puppy, NKC reg, 9 mo old female. $1,000. 865-394-9054 French Brittany Bird Dogs, great fam. pets, 4 orange/wht, 4 blk/wht, 3 M, 5 F, POP. $250. 865-363-5594 ***Web ID# 855065***

PIT BULL, BLUE, UKC, 3 mo Male, S&W, $350 obo. 865428-5541 Pit Bull Bully puppies, Purple Ribbon, UKC reg. 423-489-1442 or 606-273-4152. ***Web ID# 856635*** Pomeranian Puppies CKC Reg., all S&W are current, $250. 423-775-3662

^ 2BR MOBILE HOME. Pomeranian Pups, 2 adults/ 2 children. CKC reg, 6 wks, blk & No pets. $400-$600/mo. cream, M & F, long 992-2444. hair. $300. 865-748-8515 ***Web ID# 856926***



Himalayan APR reg kittens, 7 wks, baby doll face, dewormed. $250. 865-633-9492; or 865-247-4964 ***Web ID# 855193*** HIMALAYAN Kittens, baby doll face, CFA reg, $300. 865-428-8501 ***Web ID# 854541***



Australian Shepherd puppies, 9 wks, $200 each. 865-475-3343 ***Web ID# 854886***

BICHON FRISE puppies, AKC, 8 wks, 1 F, 1st shots & wormed, vet checked & puppy pack $500. Call 865-982-1124 ***Web ID# 854429*** BORDER COLLIE PUPPIES (6), 5 wks old, parents on premise. $150 F, $125 M. 865-577-5350 BOXER PUPPIES, AKC, 2 brindle males, 1 brindle flashy female, 865-705-5004 ***Web ID# 855054*** BOXER PUPPY fem. fawn w/black mask, 7 wks., shots, wormed, $300. 865-938-2281 ***Web ID# 850933*** CHIHUAHUA PUPS, AKC reg, $250/up. 865-368-2711 or 865-368-5270 ***Web ID# 854086*** COCKER SPANIEL PUPS, AKC, chocolate, choc. & white $175. 931-260-0350

BACKHOE TRAILER, 12 ton, 23', $3,000. 865-856-8749

201 Golden Retriever/Lab Apparel/Acc. mix, 14 wks, sm adoption fee, call HEAVEN'S LITTLE 865-717-9961 ANGELS Children's ***Web ID# 856159*** Shop has fall & winter specials on qualGolden Retriever ity used clothes NBPuppies, 3 F, 7 M, 10 & maternity, 1st shots, vet ckd, furn, toys & more! $350. 931-738-9605 Halls Ctr. behind ***Web ID# 854399*** former Quiznos or call 925-3226. GOLDEN Retriever Puppies, AKC reg., NAME BRAND $200 ea. I will dewomen's clothes szs liver to Knoxville. 6 & 8, shoes szs. 8 to 606-786-5780 8 1/2. Over 500 items. Sell all LABS AKC, choc., blk, together. Price neyellow, parents on gotiable 865-288-0227 prem. Mark or Lisa Richardson 606-3448616; 606-524-2435 Household Furn. 204 ***Web ID# 854393***

MINI SCHNAUZER, black male, 3 mos, champ. sire, health guar. 865-207-6199

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Machinery-Equip. 193

GERMAN Shepherd pups, AKC reg, 1 wht M & 1 blk/tan/silv M. $300. 865-296-2439 ***Web ID# 855232***

5 ACRES in Corryton w/ 3BR/2BA 1700 sq ft doublewide. $105,000. Call 865-384-5103. Maltese Pups, AKC reg, M & F, will be $400 & up 423Manf’d Homes - Rent 86 small, 733-2857; 423-300-9043 ***Web ID# 856583***

Local Driving/Delivery 106a

Craftsman Riding mower, 42" deck, 20 hp Kohler eng, fresh, comp. service, rear bagger + util trlr. Exc cond. $650. 865-671-8786

POODLES, standard pups, elegant & lrg boned! 2 mos. Stud service. 864-592-0005 ***Web ID# 856862*** PUGGLES, 1/2 Beagle, 1/2 Pug pups. Blk. & fawn color, S&W, $100 ea. 423-235-2106.

232 Imports

CALIFORNIAN 1984 43' trawler, spacious, 2 diesel Cats, $99K. 865-680-2080 ***Web ID# 850598***

262 Attorney


1986 Wilderness 5th wheel, sleeps 6, good cond. $10,000. 865-856-8749

323 Guttering


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265 DUTCHMAN 2008 Domestic travel trailer 31' quad 97 BLACK Ford Taubunks, sleeps 8, exc rus, $2,000. 851-8767 cond. $13,500. 660-9802 2000 Park Lees-Ure Lite tent trailer BUICK Ave. 4 door sedan, w/opts. 255 lbs. Garaged. 105k mi. $4995. 865Tow car/motorcycle. 693-8217 $3200. 865-389-8772 ***Web ID# 857664*** MATTRESSES Q & K, ***Web ID# 856610*** Namebrands, Stearns & Prowler 2001 TT 27' 1 BUICK LESABRE Foster latex, PT, M foam large slide out, queen LE, 2001, all power, Up to 75% off. 947-2337 bed in front, bath in 88K mi., like new in & out, must see, rear. A/C, gas range / 30+mpg hwy. $6,500 Hitch, load levHousehold Appliances 204a heat. OBO. 865-354-4609, elers / sway bar in423-534-4275 cluded. $8500/bo. 865 ***Web ID# 854243*** WANTED: NON717-1268; 717 645-1619 WORKING appliances LUCERNE ^ & scrap metal. Halls & SHADOW CRUISER BUICK 2006, standard opts, 2010, 18' TT, by surrounding area. Call 61k mi, $10,500. Call Cement / Concrete Cruiser RV. Model John - 865-925-3820. 865-322-0154 #185FBR, 2700 lbs, slps 5, Many Extras! DeVille Baby Items 207 $10,500. 423-584-6349 CADILLAC 2003, 1 ownr, wife's ***Web ID# 855377*** car, 117K mi., blk, Children's Shop, Sum$8,450. 865-310-2400 mer Clearance, Qual- Motor Homes 237 CHRYSLER Sebring ity used clothes NB10, maternity clothes conv, 1999, 130k mi, S-Plus sizes, strollers, 2006 Monaco Diplomat, lthr, alum whls, V6, 40K mi, clean, well furniture & toys. Lo$3400. 423-442-1577 maint., $125,000. W. ***Web ID# 856861*** cated in the Halls CenKnox 540-204-5882 ter behind the coin Lincoln Towncar 2009, laundry, open TuesNewmar Dutchstar Sig. Ltd, white, 28k mi, Sat. 925-3226 1994 DSL Pusher, fact. warr. Loaded. Cummins 235, Allison $25,950. 865-922-0101 6 spd, 6.5 KW gen set, Medical Supplies 219 2 TV's, 2 satellite rec. ***Web ID# 856223*** Surround snd, 1000 DAV Chapter 24 has watt inverter. Exc Air Cond / Heating 301 FREE RENTAL OF cond. Must see! POWER WHEEL Selling due to health. CHAIRS available for $24K. 865-691-8523 any area disabled vet***Web ID# 855916*** eran or members of their immediate family. Winnebago Journey Manually operated 2000 asking $42,500 wheel chairs also (NADA value 56,000$) available. Call 765Health issues, must 0510 for information. sell, make offer. 865-679-8721

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HALLS! Condo/planned unit development – handicap accessible! $149,900! Approx 1800 SF. End unit on cul-de-sac lot. 3BR/2 tile BAs. Huge grtroom w/gas log FP, sunny eat-in kit w/tile flrs & backsplash, cherry stained cabs. Lrg laund rm, formal DR w/trey ceil. Huge master with W/I closet & dbl vanity, grdn tub & sep shwr. Cov deck w/gas grill, 2-car gar w/cabs & attic strg. Crawl space. MLS#715736

8245 Corryton Luttrell. 3BR/2.5BA. AC Beautiful setting includes creek, pond, barn, wood shed on wooded/ cleared 40 acres. Master on main, hdwd flrs, lrg porch. $349,900. Code: 27481. MLS#765995.


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REDUCED! MUST SEE INSIDE! 4BR dream home w/thousands spent on top-of-the-line updates. Huge cath master w/3 W/I closets, tile shwr & real jacuzzi. 2-sty FR w/unbelievable windows. Granite tops, hdwd flrs, tile sunrm, multi-level composite deck, tankless water heater, level, fenced lot. Other homes don't compare! $279,900 MLS#754059

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4031 Longwood Dr. 3BR/2BA. Newly remodeled rancher w/ new kit cabs, appliances. Refinished hdwds, new tile flr in kit & BAs. All new gar doors & windows. $130,000. MLS#772390 865-300-1088




3224 Fairmont Blvd.

Ftn. City! $127,500. Overlooks Whittle Spring Golf Course! Step back in time. Remarkable restoration w/original hdwd flrs, trim, doors & hdwr. 2BR/1BA w/unfin attic for potential addtl living space. Arched doorways, huge LR w/brick FP. Formal DR, kit w/original cabs. Hdwd flrs throughout. Laund rm w/tile flr. Bsmt & drive under gar. Updates galore. MLS# 764737





5509 Libby Way

End unit! $94,900! 1 level, 1108 SF. Immaculate villa w/newer crpt & neutral decor. 2 lrg BRs & 2 full BAs. Huge vaulted grtrm w/view of DR & kit. Split BR plan, lrg laund rm, covered patio w/ view of greenway. Extra strg, fridge & W/D remain. Wide driveway. S/D pool & playgrnd. Grt location, conv to Knoxville Cntr Mall, UT/downtown & interstate. MLS# 766060

2013 7815 Thomas M Emoriland Henry Way. OO R N 2BR/2BA, 1-sty Blvd. 3BR/2BA. N SU condo w/grtrm, 1-level, well FP, fin bonus rm. maintained, Big kit, hdwds & cath grtrm & kit. tile, sunrm. Brick, well maintained, Sunrm, updated appliances, tiered deck. Lovely neighborhood, like new. $154,900. Code 40731. MLS#747316. close to shopping. $125,900. Code 29301 MLS#758742.


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Heart Of Halls! Lots of home for the money. 3BR/2.5BA, lrg bonus rm w/gas FP, cath FR, HA new laminate hdwd flrs in kit & DR. Huge deck overlooks perfect backyard. Ready to move into. Close to Walmart & Halls schools. $144,900 MLS# 763010






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^ PUG PUPPIES, CKC Bobcat/Backhoe. Small reg., 9 1/2 wks. old, dump truck. Small vet checked, 1st & jobs welcome & Sporting Goods 223 2nd shots, wormed, appreciated! Call Motorcycles 238 2 F fawn $350, 2 M ^ 688-4803 or 660-9645. fawn $300, 1 blk M GOLF TAYLER $300. 423-746-4384 Calloway ping irons KAW. Vulcan Classic Childcare 316 & woods. R11, $225. 1500FI, 2002, 15K mi Fencing 327 ROTTWEILERS- AKC 865-670-3980 garaged, many cusGerman bldln, puppies, LOVING HOME ENtom access., $4,900. $500 & adults, $300. Sell Install/ VIRONMENT has FENCING. 423-587-4019 evenings or trade, 423-663-7225 repair, underground Garage Sales 225 ***Web ID# 854729*** sev eral openings radio/pet fencing for infan ts - 3- yrSHIH TZU PUPS, specialist. 599-5684 olds. Refs av ail raised with TLC. BIG SALE 9/15 - 9/17, on req. 922-9455 8a-1p. Furn, HH Autos Wanted 253 Prices start at $200. UPRIGHT FENCitems, boys & adult 865-382-0825 ING, all types, free clothes, toys, etc. A BETTER CASH ***Web ID# 854701*** Licensed Cleaning 318 estimates. 7800 Wisdom Ln, OFFER for junk cars, & insured. When you WEIMARENERS, $300. Solomon Place s/d. trucks, vans, running ^ want the job done Male, Female. Paror not. 865-456-3500 CHRISTIAN CLEANING right, call 689-1020. ents On Prem. 423- Children's Shop, SumLADY SERVICE. DeAlterations/Sewing 303 mer Clearance, Qual244-6676 Cleveland pendable, refs, Call ity used clothes NB- Trucks 257 705-5943. Flooring 330 ALTERATIONS YORKIES, REG., 10, maternity clothes BY FAITH shots, dewormed. S-Plus sizes, strollers, 2003 TOYOTA Tundra HOUSE CERAMIC TILE inMen women, children. $300. Call or text furniture & toys. Lo2-wd, V8 5.7 motor CLEANING stallation. Floors/ Custom-tailored 865-654-5464 cated in the Halls Cenw/130k mi. For clothes for ladies of all walls/repairs. 32 yrs Ca ll V i vi an ***Web ID# 856140*** ter behind the coin parts only: seats, exp, exc work! 924-2579 sizes plus kids! laundry, open Tuesexhaust, trans, mo- Faith Koker 938-1041 John 938-3328 Wkly, bi-wkly, 1-time tor all good. Make Pet Services 144 Sat. 925-3226 offer. Call 494-5980. FRI SEPT 16, 8a-2p. Domestic 265 Domestic 265 Domestic 265 Clothes, HH items,  bedding, Western PET GROOMING décor, toys & more! SHOP, wait or drop 8077 LeClay Drive. 4x4 16K miles, Extra c lean.............................. off. Andersonville Pike, Halls. 925-3154. GARAGE SALE  FRI/SAT SEPT 16 & 17, 9a-5p. 7708 Ralph CHEVY S-10 1995 w/4 Rd at cyl, 5 spd stickshift. Free Pets 145 Youmans Wheatmeadow s/d 101K mi, 4 new tires, Corryton. Misc items. $3,300. 865-982-8416 @ 6-MO-OLD CAT King CAB 2wd 32K miles ................................................... needs a forever home! GARAGE SALE Lots CHEVY S10 LS, 2003 of everything! Please call Kathy at 687V6, ext cab, AT, AC Giveaway prices! 3806 for details. CC, CD, bedliner, 88k 7904 Deborah Dr, mi, $7650. 865-938-8055 Halls. Sept 16 & 17, Fri/Sat, 8am-4pm. ** ADOPT! * * DODGE 1500 2003 LB, 137K mi., bedliner, Looking for a lost pet or a new SALE 4325 Ventura tow hitch, hail Ultimate, 4x4, Loaded, 24K behind Halls HS. one? Visit Young-Williams damage, runs good. Baby items, furn, Animal Center, the official $4,250. 865-382-2328 dog crates, antique shelter for the City of iron beds. Fri/Sat Knoxville & Knox County: nav, moon roof, FWD, DVD loaded, R1164...... Sept 16&17, 8am-2pm 4 Wheel Drive 258 miles.................. 3201 Division St. Knoxville. SAT SEPT 17, 8am15 passenger power , R1158 .................. F250 2002, 2pm at 7521 LaRue FORD 4x4, 15Kvan, milesall.................................................................. * * * * * * * * 7.3L, diesel, 4x4, Lane. Variety of great super cab, XLT, items! FREE: 2 CUTE YELleather, moon roof, chrome wheels, R1154 .... $11,900. 865-859-9051 LOW KITTENS, ready YARD SALE Sept. 16***Web ID# 855048*** for a good home. Call 17, 8-2, off Hill Rd. 603-3073 for more Solomon Place S/D, auto, air pwr windows & locks SAVE $$$, R1137 ......... info. 4114 Kingdom Ln., Antiques Classics 260 Halls. Elect. stove, Price includes $399 dock fee. Plus tax, tag & title WAC. Dealer retains all rebates. Restrictions may apply. See dealer for details. rugs, craft C10 1966 StepFarmer’s Market 150 furn, Prices good through next week. books, stereo, HH, CHEVY side PU, runs good. lawn equip, much Partially restored. OVER 750 laying more. Rain date Exc. cond. $5500/b.o. hens, many breeds, Sept. 23-24. 931-210-3741 the best eggs will ***Web ID# 855382*** come from your backyard flock. Boats Motors 232 Chevy Corvette, 1977, Also meat chickens 47k act mi, T-tops, & turkeys. Wisner AT, AC, custom paint, Farms, 865-397-2512 $8500. 865-922-3010

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COLLIE PUPS, AKC, ch sired, bred for intelligence/beauty. $350. 865-809-0347 ***Web ID# 855129*** Want To Buy standing (Cuddy Cabin) 23', 1st DODGE 1/2 ton pickup hardwood & pine line quality boat, 1947, 6 cyl., 3 sp on DACHSHUNDS, Mini, timber by the acre, Knoxville, 1 owner, floor, restored, CKC/AKC, solids & min. 5. 865-206-7889 low hrs. 5.7 Volvo $12,000. 423-626-6955 dapples, M&F, smooth, Penta, extra clean, $275-$550. 865-216-5770 FORD 1947 Super DeHustler trailer, ***Web ID# 855223*** Building Materials 188 new ready to go! Great luxe Coupe, 2D, ex boat for football ENGLISH MASTIFF cond, previous 6 yr. restoration, asking Season! $24,500. Pups, AKC M & F, 5 SQUARES of cedar $16,000 (insured fawn, ready now. shakes #1 grade & Call Tom 865-805-9111 or 865-977-4077. $800. 270-268-7661 treated. Will sell at a value $21,500). 865389-3371, 865-577-3176 ***Web ID# 857131*** ***Web ID# 855701*** bargain. 865-755-6259

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SERVICE CALLS, Panel HAROLD'S GUTTER Upgrades, Water SERVICE. Will clean heaters replaced. All front & back $20 & up. types electrical work. Quality work, guaranCall Dan at 687-9339. teed. Call 288-0556.

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