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New York to Knoxville

Spring March 26, 2012

Knox Vegas to Big Apple

Read a story about a local guy who made it from local theater to the lights of Broadway, discover a quaint Italian joint on Restaurant Row and much more in the spring edition of New York to Knoxville. See the special section

Mr. D can dance! At the very top of the list of things Jake Mabe never thought he’d see is Charles “Mr. D” Davenport doing the Electric Slide. But, see it he did, and he’s got the pictures to prove it.

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Hot start for Halls High softball The Halls High School softball team is off to a red hot 4-0 start and is back in action today (Monday, March 26). Phil Bridges has a special report.

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Need info on Elvis Jake Mabe is looking for anyone who might have photos or memories to share from Elvis Presley’s April 8, 1972, appearance at Stokely Athletic Center as the headliner for that year’s Dogwood Arts Festival. If you can help, call Jake at 922-4136 or email

Index Community Jake Mabe Government/Politics Marvin West Malcolm Shell Faith Schools Business Health/Lifestyles

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Spring has sprung! B&P gives donation for outdoor classroom arboretum By Jake Mabe Even though it’s felt like it since February, spring officially arrived last Tuesday. So, it was perfect that the Halls B&P donated $300 to the Halls Outdoor Classroom on March 20 to help get it designated as an arboretum. Knoxville-Knox County CAC AmeriCorps water quality team member Kelsey Hensley, who works at the outdoor classroom with students from Halls High School, says $125 of the donation will go toward the arboretum application. The other $175 will be used to put gutters on the Eagle Scout pavilion at the outdoor classroom, which will be connected to rain barrels decorated by students in Erica Johnson’s environmental chemistry class. Jeff McMurray’s carpentry class will build the gutters. Hensley said if approved the classroom will be a level one arboretum. Currently, Knox County has four arboretums. “It will be a nice, educational opportunity for students and the community,” she said. B&P second vice president Bob

Halls B&P second vice president Bob Crye laughs with Knoxville-Knox County CAC AmeriCorps water quality team members Jessica Ogden and Kelsey Hensley as they relocate and mark a tree at the Halls Outdoor Classroom. The B&P gave a $300 donation toward an application to designate the classroom as an arboretum. Photo by Jake Mabe Crye pitched in and grabbed a shovel for a few minutes last Friday morning to help Hensley and water quality team member Jessica Ogden, who works with students at Carter High, spread mulch around a Chionanthus virginicus tree. Hensley says Halls High students will be busy today (Monday,

March 26) helping get the classroom ready for the annual spring celebration, which will be held 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at the outdoor classroom. “We’ve got a lot of work to do,” Hensley says. “We’ve got trails to mulch. So, the kids are going to be outside.”

The outdoor classroom celebration will include food, s’mores, homemade ice cream, live bluegrass music, a pie eating contest, activities from Ijams Nature Center, children’s games and more. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. The outdoor classroom is located behind the Halls High campus near the softball field.

Proposed regs allow crematory expansion By Betty Bean If new city regulations proposed by the Metropolitan Planning Commission staff are approved by MPC and City Council, funeral homes in O1 office and C3 commercial zones (a designation that includes every such establishment in the city) will be allowed to add crematories as an accessory use. The proposed regulations will also loosen the requirements for freestanding crematories and pet crematories, allowing them as permitted uses in all industrial zones. The present ordinance prohibits freestanding incinerators in I-3 zones and requires use-on-review and a 30-day waiting period in I-4 zones. City Council member Nick Della Volpe asked the MPC staff to formulate the new regulations in the wake of controversy over Gentry-Griffey Chapel obtaining the permits necessary to build and operate a crematory in their Fountain City facility. Under the proposed regulations, a funeral home cannot conduct more cremations than

funerals and the floor space used for cremations cannot exceed one third of the total area of the business – i.e., the accessory use must not exceed the principal use: “To expand the activity of a facility for cremation beyond support of the principal funeral establishment by accepting bodies for cremation from other than the funeral establishment on the same lot would establish the crematory as an additional principal use on the lot and not an accessory use.” Cremation facilities must also be no less than 200 feet from any residence, park or school. In summary, MPC director Mark Donaldson said the new regulations were written to comply with state and case law that has defined cremation facilities and funeral homes as indivisible, and that studies done for the city of Spring Hill conclude that air emissions from crematories that are accessory uses to funeral homes present a low risk of harm, compared to free-standing crematories.

Mark Enix greets Katie, Kennedy and Keylee at the 2004 Fountain City Egg Hunt. Said Mark, “I’ve been a bunny that long????” File photo by S. Clark

Egg Hunt is Saturday By Sandra Clark

Deadline is Friday for Hometown Heroes The deadline for 2012 Hometown Heroes nominations is Friday, March 30. Eight winners will receive $2,500 donations in their names to their favorite charities, and a top winner will have $5,000 donated in his or her name.

Sponsored by Home Federal Bank, last year’s honorees included Sam Hardman from Halls. He was recognized for his work with HonorAir Knoxville. Nominations can be made at any branch of Home Federal Bank.

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Still the best, as time goes by… By Jake Mabe

UT men bow out of tourney Trae Golden drives toward the basket. He scored 14 points as UT lost to MTSU 71-64 last Monday in the NIT tournament. Photo by Doug Johnson

REUNIONS ■ Annual Woodhill Reunion will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Old Pleasant Gap Fellowship Hall. Bring a covered dish. Info: Phyllis Summers, 922-2884, or Betty Effler, 982-0174. ■ Gibbs High School Class of 1972 will hold its 40th Class Covered-Dish Reunion 5-9 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in the fellowship hall at Christ UMC, 7535 Maynardville Highway. Info: Linda Harrell Tunstall, 986-4565 or ■ Halls High School Class of 1952

will hold its 60th reunion in conjunction with the yearly alumni banquet Saturday, April 28, at the Halls High School cafeteria. Info: Judson Palmer, 922-7651 or 712-3099. ■ Halls High School Class of 1962 will hold its 50th reunion 6 p.m. Friday, April 27, at Beaver Brook Country Club. Another opportunity to reunite with classmates will be at the annual alumni banquet 6 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Halls High School. Those who have not received notification by mail or phone may need to update contact information. A list of classmates that have not

Hamilton Cemetery needs donations The historic Hamilton Cemetery needs donations to help with mowing and maintenance. The cemetery contains graves of some of the area’s first settlers, including members of the McPhetridge, Lay, Smith, Cook, Yadon, Kitts, Booker, Edmondson and Lambdin families. All donations are tax deductible and may be sent to John Cabage, 740 Cabbage Cemetery Road, Washburn, TN 37888. Info: 497-2287.

been located can be found at Info/ reservations: Mabel Sumter Holsenback, 922-2206. ■ Powell High Alumni Association annual dinner is set for Saturday, April 7, at Jubilee Banquet Facility with registration and fellowship from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. and dinner at 6. The business meeting will start at 7 p.m. Dinner is $20, annual dues are $7 and donations to the scholarship fund are welcomed. Reservations are due March 30. Info: Mary HodgeCunningham, 938-9428, Vivian Jett McFalls, 607-8775 or

Rector to sign copies of new book Local author Joe Rector will sign copies of his new book, “No Right Field for My Son,” 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at Double Dogs in Hardin Valley. His previous book is “Baseball Boys.”

So, I went to see “Casablanca” last week at Regal Cinemas West Town Mall Stadium 9, a special Turner Classic Movies-sponsored showing for the film’s 70th anniversary. With one exception, which I’ll get to in a minute, it was a great time. This is a perfect film, a true testament to the studio system, the best American film ever made, with all due respect to the American Film Institute and “Citizen Kane.” There is not one wasted word, not one miscast actor, not one flawed scene. And the crazy part is the whole darn thing was an accident. “Casablanca” was just another film rolling through the Warner Bros. factory in 1942. The script arrived daily, in pieces, and didn’t have an ending. Director Michael Curtiz was great with the cast and terrible with the crew. Ingrid Bergman didn’t think much of the film itself. But a classic it became and, of course, it found an ending, a perfect one, courtesy of the Epstein brothers, who co-wrote the screenplay. Oh, and did you catch that the whole thing is an allegory for American involvement in World War II? And what a cast – Bogie,

Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Dooley Wilson, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, S.Z. Sakall. And that song, that haunting, beautiful song, immortalized by Wilson, you must remember this. All those money quotes: “Here’s looking at you, kid,” and “We’ll always have Paris” and “I’m shocked – shocked – to find that gambling is going on here” and not “Play it again, Sam.” Listen carefully. It’s never said. TCM host Robert Osborne recorded an introduction, telling us the movie was shot for about $900,000. He talked about the script problems and repeated the story (which may indeed be apocryphal) that Ronald Reagan was almost

FOUNTAIN CITY NOTES ■ Fountain City Business and Professional Association meets at noon each second Wednesday at Central Baptist Church of Fountain City. Lunch is $10. Info: Beth Wade, 971-1971, ext. 372, or ■ K-Town Sound Show Chorus, an a cappella show chorus affiliated with Sweet Adelines International, is welcoming new members. Rehearsals are 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. every Monday night at Fountain City Presbyterian Church, 500 Hotel Ave. Info: Jo Ann, 483-8790, 742-4437 or

COMMUNITY CLUBS ■ Knoxville Writers Group will meet 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at Naples Italian Restaurant, 5500 Kingston Pike. Published author Grant E. Fetters will discuss “Struggles of Marking the First Book.” All-inclusive lunch is $12. RSVP by Monday, March 26, by calling 983-3740. ■ The West Knox Toastmaster Club meets 6:30 p.m. each Thursday at Middlebrook Pike UMC, 7324 Middlebrook Pike. Now accepting new members. Info: Ken Roberts, 680-3443. Mowing & Lawn Aeration Mulching & Flower Bed Installation Edging & Trimming Small Tree & Shrub Trimming Fertilizing, Weed Control & Seeding Raking & Blowing Seasonal Clean-Up Gutter & Roof Cleaning Pressure Washing Property Maintenance


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New website, workshops at art center The Fountain City Art Center has recently switched to a new website that may be a little hard to find at first: The easiest access at the moment is the link from their Facebook pages. For in-depth details about classes, they can email or mail the latest class schedule to you: 357-2787; fcartcenter@ Among the new workshops and classes are: “Copper Coil Necklaces,” Carol Crye, workshop, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 5, and 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21. “Introduction to Art,” Christine Harness, May 1 to June 5, 6 weeks, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. “Portrait Painting in Any Painting Media,” Chico Osten, April 18 to May 23 or April 26 to May 31. “Advanced Handmade Books,” Bob Meadows, 6-9 p.m. April 4 to May 9. Come and see the new lighting at the center. FCAC members raised $7,000 for the new ceiling fixtures. The old fixtures had been around since about 1962. No admission is charged at the Art Center, which is located at 213 Hotel Avenue, next to Fountain City Park, in the old library building. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. most Saturdays.

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Mr. D does the Electric Slide At the very top of the list of things I never thought I’d see is Charles Robert Davenport doing the Electric Slide.

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7 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at Halls Middle School. Assemblies will be held with 6th, 7th and 8th grade students earlier in the day. “This will allow parents and the community to see what our children are going through,” Schmid says. Schmid says that, based on 2010 statistics, 1 in 7 students enrolled in grades K through 12 in the United States is either a bully or being bullied. He says 61 percent of kids involved in school shootings are the victims of violence, either at home or at school. And here’s the worst statistic: suicide is the leading cause of death among children under the age of 14. “The youngest was 9,” Schmid says. “This is a problem in our country. There’s even a new term for it: ‘bullycide.’ ” Schmid says the problem has gotten worse because of cyberbullying, virtually a 24/7 continuous attack that can occur online, through social media or via text messages. “Prevention is what I’m looking at,” Schmid says. For more info on the screening of “The Fat Boy Chronicles,” call 922-9622.

But, see it I did, and I’ve got the pictures to prove it. Those of a certain age will remember Davenport as “Mr. D.” He was a librarian at Brickey and Halls elementary schools and by reputation his velvet voice while reading stories to children was almost as smooth as Garrison Keillor’s. Mr. D has been attending a line dancing class Tuesday afternoons at the Frank Strang Senior Center for about four weeks now. It is taught by Evelyn Yeagle, who’s been line dancing since the 1980s. “It’s fun,” Davenport says, in his trademark laconic style. Yeagle agrees. “You get to meet a lot of people, especially at dance mixers like this.” Yeagle and her husband, Tom, teach a class for beginners at 1:30 p.m. and for everyone at 2. They also teach in Loudon County and have been at the Frank Strang Center for about a year. Last week, Yeagle led the beginners class through the Electric Slide (“Like the Bible is to religion, the Electric Slide is to line dancing,” she says), before walking them through an Irish stomp and a dance

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■ Halls Outdoor Classroom Spring Celebration is 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19. ■ Richard Smith will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, April 6, at Broadway Sound. Tickets are $15. ■ K-Town Sound Show Chorus, an a cappella show chorus affiliated with Sweet Adelines International, is welcoming new members. Rehearsals are 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. every Monday night at Fountain City Presbyterian Church, 500 Hotel Ave. Info: Jo Ann, 483-8790, 742-4437 or ■ A blanket drive will be held through Monday, March 26, at local Food City stores



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four. If they’re brand new, I ask them to commit to six weeks, but you can be up and dancing your first time. If I can get them on the floor, they’re going to have fun.” The Yeagles are originally from Pennsylvania but came to East Tennessee because of Tom’s job. Evelyn says she has a lot of fun. “Life’s too short if you don’t.” Health benefits are an added bonus. Evelyn has had one student whose blood pressure dropped back to normal and another who was able to wean off of diabetic medicine. One lost 64 pounds. She’s even got students in their 80s and 90s. “It’s not only good exercise physically, but you also have to work your mind. If you’re just walking on a treadmill, you’re usually listening to headphones or watching TV. Here, you’re counting. And you’re (not as likely) to get dementia or Alzheimer’s.” She says the class is growing. Twenty-eight showed up last week. Even the beginners looked like pros to me, especially on the Electric Slide. One woman beamed. “I’ve been trying to learn it for 20-something years!” Evelyn had given the class homework the week before. Mr. D said he practiced out in his front yard. “But the neighbors Charles Davenport (right) watches closely as Evelyn Yeagle looked at me funny.” teaches a line dance at the Frank Strang Senior Center. Photo by After watching the class Jake Mabe for a few minutes, Evelyn stopped the music and set to the strains of Toby ciple of line dancing is smiled. Keith’s infectiously annoy- counting. “I tell ya what. You’re no ing country hit “Red Solo “They think it’s go- longer beginners!” Cup.” ing to be easy until they Call Ripley’s Believe it or She says the main prin- learn they have to count to Not. Mr. D can line dance.


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tant post for those of us who care about greenways. Donna Young’s salary was $49,000 and the new person will earn somewhat

A-4 • MARCH 26, 2012 • HALLS/FOUNTAIN CITY SHOPPER-NEWS less than that, I am told. If she does what is hoped, she will earn every penny of it. The greenway coordinator will report to Walsh. Whether this person will have access to the mayor directly or will have to go through Walsh to Branscom to Bill Lyons or Eddie Mannis and then to the mayor is unclear. However, given Mayor Rogero’s strong, deeply felt commitment to a green city, the new coordinator ought to have direct access and not have their thoughts filtered through three others before they reach the mayor. Knoxville should be adding at least four miles a year of new greenways to our current system. It will not happen unless the greenway coordinator is seen as having the mayor’s personal support. I have no reason to doubt Mayor Rogero’s sup-

port of greenways, but the test will come with what is or is not in her budget to be unveiled on April 27. ■ Meanwhile, Lonsdale Recreation Center, 2705 Stonewall, will get more space with the 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, event at which Rogero will help knock down a wall to start a $522,000 addition to the facility. According to Kathleen Gibi, recreation spokesperson, the renovation will include new restrooms, a new office, new HVAC, computer lab space and a multipurpose room which can be used for varied community events. KCDC is fronting $150,000 of the total cost. All represents good news for Lonsdale. ■ If former Sheriff Tim Hutchinson runs for state representative in the new Knox House district

and wins, it will represent a political comeback as stunning as Richard Nixon winning the White House in 1968 after losing the California governor’s race in 1962. Remember, this is the same person who lost in a landslide to County Mayor Tim Burchett only two years ago. Hutchinson did not even reach 20 percent of the total vote. If two years later he can win a seat in the Legislature he once again is a player in Knox County politics. If he serves two terms (four years), he will immediately qualify for a state legislative pension on top of the enhanced and controversial county pension he now receives. As a state representative, he will be able to block or support local legislation which requires approval of all seven House members.

■ County Commissioner Amy Broyles raised eyebrows last week when she mentioned increasing the County Commission size back to 19 members. Not certain whether she is advocating this or simply throwing it out for discussion. Broyles is a county charter committee member who is very vocal in meetings. Generally she is viewed as opposed to the old way of doing things, so it would be a surprise if she favored returning part of county government to the old commission with increased cost to taxpayers who would have to pay eight more commissioners’ salaries and pensions. The huge 27-member charter committee is operating under the radar screen with little media attention on its work.

Not dead yet Shots fired in Battle of Midway, part 2 Can church ladies move mountains? I wasn’t in Nashville last week, but I know enough about how things work down there to be able to describe the scenario, and I’d bet my best imitation Louis Vuitton bag that last Monday’s Chattanooga TimesFree Press editorial cartoon got emailed out, printed off, passed around and guffawed about all over the Legislative Plaza. But probably not where Rambo, the meanest hombre on Capitol Hill, could see them doing it. To be fair, Ron Ramsey’s probably no different than anybody else when it comes to being made the butt of somebody else’s joke. Nobody’d be tickled to see himself caricatured standing on top of a pile of Benjamins like he’d just summited Everest, planting a banner that says “Campaign Cash” with a cartoon balloon that says, “There is one mountain I’ll protect.” Nope, the Speaker of the Senate/Lt. Governor of Tennessee could not have been amused. The cartoon, of course, referenced Scenic Vistas Protection, a bill written by Knoxville lawyer Dawn Coppock, who has spent the last five years lobbying the General Assembly to ban mountaintop removal coal mining from Tennessee. She has given ground in the process (the bill now applies only to slopes 2,000 feet and above in altitude, for example), but she’s never given up, even after being dubbed the “Church Lady” and watching her bill killed off in obscure subcommittees year after year. She is one of the founders of LEAF, an environmental organization originally composed of

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Betty Bean members of the Church of the Good Shepherd, which is dedicated to a philosophy called Creation Care, the heart of which is that God frowns on stuff like blowing the tops off mountains. And what the cartoon means is that people across the state are paying attention. The bill that started out as a minor annoyance to Ramsey, who has been the recipient of hundreds of thousands of dollars from the coal industry over the years, has grown into a major aggravation. After LEAF supporters kicked off this year’s session with a highly publicized 40 days of prayer for the mountains, culminating with a grand finale in a Nashville church in January, Ramsey had had enough, and decided to gut Coppock’s bill. Nearly a month ago, the Senate’s Republican majority came up with a version of the Scenic Vistas bill that purports to ban mountaintop removal, but in reality only bans dumping the rubble formerly known as mountains into surrounding valleys. Blowing the tops off is OK, as long as the remains are piled back up into mountainesque rock piles. Ramsey issued a press release declaring the mountains saved. His enthusiasm will be tested April 2, when the decoy bill is scheduled to go to the Senate floor, marking the first time a mountaintop removal ban has gotten to the floor of any state legislative body. The sponsor, Eric Stewart, will likely move to restore the original bill, and regardless of what the majority does, the world will be watching.

Second District County Commissioner Amy Broyles voted no on the Midway Business Park in 2010, in part because of community opposition and in part because she doesn’t support “greenfield” development, which she believes leads to sprawl. Today, she is undecided about The Development Corporation’s proposition to sell KaTom Restaurant Supply 22 acres of land at the Midway Road site and give them a substantial tax break to relocate from Hamblen County. “There are a lot of reasons for me to like this company,” Broyles said at her monthly constituent meeting last week. “I want them in my district, where people could walk to work. This is exactly the kind of business the 2nd District wants. This is a community that would welcome them with open arms.” KaTom was founded by Patricia Bible and her husband, Tommy, who died some years ago, leaving his widow with children to raise and 17 employees to keep working. Today, the business is bursting at the seams and has 62 employees, most of whom will follow the company to Knox County. TDC vice president Todd Napier said KaTom will hire 15 additional employees once the move is complete, and that the work force should number 135 after five years. Napier said the problem with Broyles’ observation is that KaTom, which started in Bible’s garage, isn’t willing to look at other county property. Bible likes the Midway location because of its proximity to Hamblen and Jefferson counties, where she and most of her employees live, its interstate exposure and its location near the larger population center of Knoxville.

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The neighborhood’s primary concern is the area around it is heavily riddled with sinkholes. Most everybody up there is on well water and there is a huge concern about polluting the ground water,” Wolfenbarger said. “At first they were talking about building a regional sewer plant in the vicinity of Seven Islands Wildlife Park. We think of the French Broad River as being the primary water supply of the entire county of Knox. The addition of those components to the water supply is not a desirable thing.” Wolfenbarger also preBob Wolfenbarger, Todd Napier and Amy Broyles share a rare dicted that KaTom’s impact moment of harmony after a vigorous discussion of KaTom Restaurant Supply’s proposal to open a new facility on the Midway on job creation will be minimal because it will bring Business Park site. Photo by B. Bean most of its current employees along after the relocation. He “I wish I had the ability to ponent Bob Wolfenbarger, said he doubts that a wholetell companies ‘This is where who still opposes developsale operation can generate you need to be in Knox Coun- ment at Midway, listed posignificant sales tax revenue ty’ but they are telling us tential problems, including and he expressed skepticism there are no other sites they not having a sewage treatthat KaTom will live up to its are interested in. We have ment plant anywhere near end of the bargain. an opportunity to embrace the site. Napier said Wolfenbargthis company, or they will go “There’s no infrastrucer’s speculation has no basis somewhere else,” said Napier. ture. There’s no sewer. It in fact and predicted that Midway Business Park op- only recently got water… KaTom’s moving to Knox County will have spin-off benefits beyond tax revenue. “The real value of a comDollar for dollar pany is the jobs and the lifestyles it allows the employAn analysis by those opposed to the sale of 22 acres to ees to enjoy,” he said. KaTom asserts: ■ Purchase price of 380 +/- acres ■ Pat Wood commission ■ Infrastructure advance from County Commission

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Starting over So, Tennessee football is starting over. Spring drills begin. Bright new faces. Exciting time. In a previous beginning, we heard that newness is a problem for coaches, that it takes time to establish recruiting relationships. Some were obviously formed but seven-tenths went away in the mass exodus. In the beginning, players and position coaches had to get to know each other. Today, no Volunteer has the same position coach he had last year. This is different, a world turnover record with the head coach still in place. We can only guess at why and how this happened. It wasn’t money. For the convenience of Lane Kiffin, Tennessee doubled the budget for assistant coaches.

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When it was Derek Dooley’s turn to spread the wealth, he hired medium-large names from different places and varied backgrounds. Defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox was the star. Expectations and potential were high. Nobody could have foreseen that almost everybody would so soon be gone. This is Tennessee. Great place to live. Rich tradition. Big ballpark. Enthusiastic fans. How much better does it get?

Bennie Wylie, strength and conditioning coach, started it. He worked out with the team – with his suitcase packed. The Chuck Smith story was strange. This personable former Volunteer was Dooley’s high school buddy. He would coach defensive linemen. That renewed partnership lasted one whole season. Personality conflict? Different view of work hours? Smith and Dooley reached a “mutual decision” to part. Smith conducted a rambling press conference that did not explain anything. No problem. The solution was in-house. Peter Sirmon, former standout with the Tennessee Titans and former Oregon roommate with Wilcox, was a graduate assistant. Lance Thompson became defensive line coach. Sirmon, with name recognition

Eric Russell, tight ends and special teams, departed for Washington State. He later admitted he was seeking job security. Eric thinks the Vols are under pressure to win now. Dooley showed no panic. “Sometimes you hate losing them. Sometimes it’s good because sometimes turnover is a healthy thing. Either way, it’s a great chance to say, ‘Hey, where can we get better through this?’ That’s what we’re going to do.” Additional opportunities followed. At a serious time in recruiting, Wilcox moved to Washington. Sirmon took the same flight. We don’t know if Dooley could have stopped them with raises. Could be Wilcox concluded the SEC is just too tough. Dooley made positive adjustments – offensive coordinator Jim Chaney to QB coach, Darin Hinshaw, bless him, to receivers. Ex-Vol Jay

and personality, became a hot recruiter and very good coach of linebackers. If there ever was staff stability, last season broke it up. The 5-7 record with that messy finale at Kentucky created nervous tension. There were whispers that Dooley discipline was adjustable. Critics, just waiting for proof of problems, said the coach might not make it. Rival recruiters told anybody who would listen. Turnover, Phase II, started with Charlie Baggett, long history of success, 11 years in the NFL. The press release said he retired at 58. A freedom of information peek showed Charlie was paid $425,000 to go away. Harry Hiestand, supposedly a good offensive line coach when hired, got saddled with his fair share of a failed running attack. He was suddenly considering other opportunities. He resurfaced at Notre Dame.

Graham came to coach running backs. There was applause. Dooley went “Alabama” to replace Wilcox. Sal Sunseri brought in former associate Derrick Ansley and probably recommended John Palermo. Charlie Coiner was an easy choice. Available. Lance Thompson? Oh, after two passovers for promotion, he went back to Alabama. Dooley, the faithful few and reinforcements did OK in recruiting. As new assistants were getting acquainted, Terry Joseph, with Dooley at Louisiana Tech, moved laterally to Nebraska. Hmm. What do the migrants know that we don’t? Was the original Dooley formula just trial and error? Is the staff better for changes? This new season could be very exciting. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is

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I was talking to a couple of my Farragut High School classmates a few days ago – Lafayette Williams and Earl Hall – and during our conversation we discussed the area where they grew up, just a few miles southwest of Concord Village. Today, that gently rolling pastoral area is the home of the new YMCA and subdivisions with homes in the million dollarplus price range – Montgomery Cove, Mallard Bay, Jefferson Park, Cabot Ridge and numerous others – and commercial development has also started to take hold. But 60 years ago the whole area was known to locals as “Possum Valley” and the westernmost end of Northshore Drive was called “Possum Valley Road.” I wonder how many of the area’s new residents are aware that they live in Possum Valley. No one is quite sure how the area acquired its name, but the most plausible explanation seems to be attributed to Gen. Ambrose Burnside’s Union forces that wintered there in 1863. In some of the soldiers’ diaries they noted that, “If it had not been for the possums, we would have starved to death.” One of the notorious residents of the area was Charley Smith, also known as Lying Charley Smith and Possum Valley Charley Smith. Charley was one of those characters who delighted in amusing his friends with his tall tales. And people were always glad to see him coming

because they knew they were in for a big laugh. Charley also told stories about himself and the Possum Valley area. I remember him saying once that “if a rabbit ran across the road in front of you, you had better slam on the brakes because there would be a man right behind it.” Now, Burnside’s soldiers and Charley’s tales suggest that the area was a very poor place where possums were the main food source and men literally tried to run down rabbits for food. But neither of these depictions is accurate. In fact, the area was selfcontained in that it had its own churches with adjacent cemeteries, a school where several classes were taught in the same room by a single teacher and a country store that was a favorite gathering place. Most of the area’s residents made their living by farming. And like their Scots-Irish ancestors, they were extremely independent people who grew their own vegetables, raised their cattle and poultry to provide meat for their families, and depended on the sale of their cash crops for income. And families were very supportive of each other. Indeed, it was a place where farmers would readily lend their farm machinery and labor to a neighbor who might be temporarily in need. And it was a place where people put in 12-hour workdays six days each week and emphasized the value of such traits as honesty, hard work and virtue in their

parenting. And their early training must have had an influence on them because most of the “possum valley boys” excelled in both sports and academics in high school.

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Most Possum Valley residents lived in traditional, two-story, clapboard farmhouses at the end of dirt roads. In fact, all of the roads in Possum Valley were dirt, and alternating periods of drought or rain each presented their own problems. During dry periods, you could see vehicles coming far in the distance by the dust cloud, so not many people were inclined to wash their cars or pickup trucks. Today, the influx of new residents and modern subdivisions has completely changed the area landscape. Single mailboxes and dirt roads leading to farmhouses have been replaced with beautiful subdivision entrances that lead to paved streets with exciting street names. And if you ask one of these newcomers where they live, they will proudly say Mallard Bay, Montgomery Cove or Jefferson Park. But if you can find one of the locals –their numbers are declining rapidly – and ask where they live, they are apt to say, “Oh, down in Possum Valley.”


Pasta cook-off benefits Family Promise By Theresa Edwards Sacred Heart Cathedral’s annual pasta cook-off again benefited Family Promise, a nonprofit organization which helps homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence. Family Promise has a day place where people can use a computer, telephone, laundry facilities and storage and have an address to apply for various assistance programs such as food stamps. Overnight stays are available at a circuit of churches. A shuttle provides children transportation to and from school and adults to work or back to the day house. Denessee McBayne is a graduate of the Family Promise program and will soon become a board member. She shared her story of unfortunate circumstances transforming her from a corporate person with a 401(k) to losing everything, becoming “residentially challenged.� McBayne was a youth minister in South Carolina and always took people in. Then the tables were turned when she became displaced. It was a challenge. “It took losing everything to gain so much more, so I could share it with other people,� she said. “It’s been a great experience. You don’t lose your identity. Family Promise gave me a place of safety to sort things out. I was only in 40 days, but they’ll stay

One wild and precious life A mortal, born of woman, few of days and full of trouble, comes up like a flower and withers, flees like a shadow and does not last. (Job 14: 1 NRSV) I don’t know exactly what a prayer is. I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass, how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields, which is what I have been doing all day. Tell me, what else should I have done? Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon? Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? (“The Summer Day,� from New and Selected Poems, Mary Oliver) Linda McDermott, Joyce Shoudy, Robin Wilhoit of WBIR and 2011 winner Mike O’Hearn (back) judge the 2012 pasta cook-off at Sacred Heart Cathedral. with you longer as needed (up to two years). It’s a great program.� McBayne stayed at one of the host churches, Fountain City Presbyterian Church, which then hired her. She has been working there a year now and has her own family place. “It’s so small I have to go outside to change my mind,� she joked. Faith Promise has 16

Gabriella Miller and mom Denessee McBayne benefited from Family Promise’s program. McBayne now works at Fountain City Presbyterian Church. Photos by T. Edwards host sites and 26 support organizations. The agency can work with four families or 14 family members at a time. It needs a new

WORSHIP NOTES Easter Services ■Faith UMC, 1120 Dry Gap Pike, will have an Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7. Easter sunrise service will be held at 7 a.m. Sunday, April 8, with regular service at 11 a.m. featuring an Easter Cantata. Everyone is invited. Info: 688-1000 or www. ■ Free Spirit Missionary Baptist Church, 716 Ailor Gap Road in Maynardville, is holding a special Good Friday service 7 p.m. April 6. Guest pastor is the Rev. Wayne Roach. ■ Glenwood Church of Powell, 7212 Central Avenue Pike will host a children’s Easter egg hunt and picnic 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31. Everyone is invited. Info: 938-2611. ■ Mount Harmony Baptist Church, 819 East Raccoon Valley Road, will have an Easter Cantata at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 1. Everyone is invited. ■ Nave Hill Baptist Church will have its first Easter play 7 p.m. Saturday, March 31. Everyone is invited. ■ Ridgedale Baptist Church, 5632 Nickle Road will hold a Children’s Easter Experience 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, for all children from infancy to the 5th grade. There will be an egg hunt in the

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MILESTONES worship center with tons of Easter grass mixed with balloons piled several feet high; there will also be tractor rides, chalk art, bubbles, bounce houses and much more. Free refreshments will be served. Everyone is invited. Info: 5886855 or â– St. Paul UMC, 4014 Garden Drive in Fountain City, will have an Easter egg hunt 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 31. There will also be games and make-and-take crafts. Everyone is invited. â–  Wallace Memorial Baptist Church, 701 Merchant Drive, will host an Easter egg hunt and celebration 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 31. Everyone is invited. There will be food, crafts, music, inflatables and an egg hunt with 4,000 eggs. All children must bring their own basket and be accompanied by an adult. Info: Jeff Stevens, 688-4343.


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Air Force Airman Christopher L. Parker graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. He completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Parker is the son of Chris and Yvette Parker of Corryton. He is a 2007 graduate of Gibbs High School.

â– 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. â–  New Hope Baptist Church distributes food from its food pantry to local families in need 6-8 p.m. every third Thursday. Info: 688-5330.

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The first day I walked into the Refuge, I noticed that snatches of poetry and Scripture had been printed on plain white paper and posted in the windows of the interview rooms. The fragment from Mary Oliver’s poem, “The Summer Day,â€? quoted above, was posted just across the hall from what would be my office. I didn’t see it that day; it was only later that I stopped to read it. It has haunted me from that day to this, for many reasons. It is still posted in that window and, even now, I stop again to read it. It speaks to me on so many levels. I know “what a prayer is.â€? But do I know exactly what it is? Probably not. I cannot explain the mysteries of communicating with the Almighty. But I know what it feels like to turn at the end of the day to His arms, like a child going to sleep on her daddy’s lap. I know what it is to whisper, “Oh, help,â€? when faced with a problem above my pay grade. I know what it is to pray, “Thank you,â€? when I know that somehow I have managed to make a difference. It has been a long time since I have had (or rather, taken) the time to “fall down in the grass ‌ to be idle and blessed.â€? When I was a young teenager, I used to sit in my climbing tree and think and dream and read and pretend. Those days are gone, and so is the tree, I noticed recently, to my sorrow. The poet is right: every-

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Matthew Long is Eagle Scout Halls High School student Matthew Long has received the rank of Eagle Scout. He refurbished the picnic tables at the North Side Y as part of his Eagle project. Matthew is a member of Boy Scout troop 300. His parents are Michael and Guadalupe Long of Halls. He completed coursework for graduation in December and is currently working until graduation in May. Photo submitted

The 2012 Halls High softball team members are: (front) Natali Sharp, Hannah McCloud, Stephanie Bridges; (middle row) Vada Major, Tori Morsch, Samantha Warwick, Leah Hall, Haylie Beason, Alyssa Mabe, Kelsey Whited; (back) McKenna Buckner, Daniele Beeler, Tori Branum, Katie Corum and Katie Scott. Photo submitted

Halls High softball off to solid start By Phil Bridges The Halls High softball team is off to a great start, stacking up four straight wins to open the 2012 season. Halls won the season opener March 12 at Anderson County and introduced freshman pitcher Tori Branum, who got the win and was supported by a 10-hit offense including three doubles by sophomore Kelsey Whited. On March 13, Halls hosted Emory Road rival Gibbs, where Branum went head-to-head against senior pitcher

Samantha Smith. Halls outhit Gibbs 13-7 and won 11-3 with RBI production by Whited, senior Stephanie Bridges, sophomore Alyssa Mabe and freshman Katie Corum. On March 14, Halls hosted Black Oak Ridge rival Central in a close slugfest that came down to the last inning. Both teams racked up 13 hits, but Central errors broke the seventhinning tie to allow Halls to record its third straight win 9-8. This was also the first win of the season for junior

pitcher Leah Hall. Clinton visited Halls on March 15, and with nine hits and no errors Halls was able to shut down the Dragons 11-1 in five innings, giving Halls a solid 4-0 start and pitcher Hall her second win. Halls is coached by Ellisha Humphrey, who is in her sixth season with the Red Devils, assisted by Bryan Gordon. The team resumes action at 6 p.m. today (Monday, March 26) at home against Powell.

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SCHOOL NOTES Fountain City Elementary ■ Third nine weeks awards ceremony, Tuesday, March 27. Grounds Day, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 21. Field Day, Friday, May 4. Kindergarten Mother’s Tea, Friday, May 11. Fifth grade awards night, Monday, May 21. Fifth Grade Day, Tuesday, May 22.

Halls Elementary ■ PTA Spring clothing drive, March 26-30. Drop-off point is in the cafeteria; Bluegrass & BBQ in the park, Thursday, May 3.

Halls Middle ■ Cheerleading tryouts for any upcoming 6th, 7th or 8th grade student at Halls Middle School will be Monday, April 30. Applicants must complete and return paperwork to the middle school office by Friday, April 20. All participants are required to have a new sports physical. There will be a mandatory parent meeting 4 p.m. Friday, April 27, in the school cafeteria. Cheer clinics will be 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, and 3-5 p.m. Sunday, April 29. Tryouts will be held 4 p.m. Monday, April 30. Attendance at clinics and meetings are mandatory to try out. Info: Cassie Kiefer, cassie.kiefer@knoxschools. org or 922-7494.

scholarships to two Halls High senior girls this spring. Those interested in applying should see Jodie Overton in the guidance office for the qualification criteria and the application. Completed applications should be returned to the guidance office by Friday, April 20.

Crews shares passion for writing Author Nina Crews visited with students at Brickey-McCloud Elementary School and talked about creating her books and what inspires her. Cruze has written several books including “Sky High Guy” and “One Hot Summer Day.” Photo by Ruth White

Head Start ■ Registration for Head Start will be held on the following days: Thursday, April 5, at North Ridge Crossing Head Start, 1008 Breda Drive; Tuesday, April 10, at East II Kiwanis, 2330 Prosser Road; Tuesday, April 17 and 24, at L.T. Ross, 2247 Western Avenue; and Thursday, May 3, at Anderson-South, 4808 Prospect Road. Head Start serves low income families. Bring proof of income on all adult family members in the home, child’s shot record, physical and birth certificate. Info: 522-2193.

Sterchi ■ Family Fun Night 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 13.

The East Tennessee Technology Access Center, 116 Childress St., will host two, one-hour demonstrations of Lingraphica speech generating devices for Aphasia and Apraxia from 9-10 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. Thursday, April 5. Anyone who has lost the ability to speak due to a stroke, brain tumor, etc. may benefit from this workshop. Lingraphica communication devices are simple to use, providing both communication and therapy benefits. Medicare, the Veteran’s Administration and many private insurance plans will pay for them. Participants will be able to have hands-on experience with the devices after the presentation. Admission is free but registration is required by Tuesday, April 3. Info: 2190130 or

■ Baseball tournament: Chris Newsom Preseason Classic, Monday, March 26, through Sunday, April 1, Halls Community Park. Rec teams only, Tee ball to 14U. Info: 992-5504 or email hcpsports@ ■ Knox Seniors Co-Ed Softball Season open registration will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Caswell Park. Noncompetitive league, new players are welcomed. There is a $10 fee for accident insurance (a city of Knoxville requirement). Info: www.

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Halls High ■ Parent Night for rising 9th graders and parents/ guardians is 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in the Halls Middle School auditorium. Parents/ guardians and students will have an opportunity to tour the high school and meet the faculty. The Halls Women’s League will award

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at 534 West Emory Road, in the home once occupied by her grandparents, the late Joyce and Alvin Bell Jr., and next door to what was the home of her great-grandparents, the late Sally and Alvin Bell. That property is now occupied by Realty Concepts. Rebecca says the addition of the Powell office “is the result of so many people I have known all my life saying ‘I wish you had an office closer to where I live.’ My goal is to make things more convenient for those folks.” This second office will make things more convenient for Rebecca’s immediate family, too. They live in the Brickey Community and attend Faith United Methodist Church. Her husband, Jerald, is an employee of Knox County 911 who graduated from Halls High School. His mother, Imogene Jenkins, worked for many years in the cafeteria at Brickey Elementary School. His Dad, the

bout the only time Rebecca Bell Jenkins has strayed far from her home in Powell, where she was born and raised and where her family put down roots in the 1700’s, was when she went off to the University of Georgia to graduate with high honors and to go on to get a law degree. Rebecca has been licensed to practice law since 1995. The daughter of the late Carolyn Bell and of Alfred Bell, who served on the old Knox County Court, taught at Powell High School and then worked as a supervisor in the school system until his retirement in 2005. She started her career in the Knox County Attorney General’s office, where she prosecuted DUI cases. She went into private practice in 2000 with offices at Franklin Square in West Knoxville, where she will continue to practice. But she has now returned to her roots with her law practice, opening a second office

late Don Jenkins, owned and operated the Waldorf Restaurant on Clinton Highway. In her law practice, Rebecca says, “Our office focuses on legal issues that are most likely to impact people or someone they know on a daily basis such as family law: divorce, adoption, child custody, post-divorce child custody issues, child support (collection or modification), estate planning: wills, power of attorney, and personal injury.” In the area of estate planning, she emphasizes the importance of three critical documents: a will, which she says everyone 18 years or older who has assets and/ or children should have; a Power of Attorney document, which specifies who can make decisions for you on health care and/ or financial matters if you become incapacitated, and a Living Will, which states whether heroic measures should be taken to save your life in certain life-threatening situations and also communicates whether you wish to be an organ donor. She assists her clients with their legal needs in everything from drafting the most simple documents to representing them in courtroom trials. “In a general practice such as this, we do pretty much everything our clients need.” Bell Jenkins is also certified as a Rule 31 listed Family Mediator.

Attorney Rebecca Bell Jenkins with her husband, Jerald, and their children Caroline and Zachary. Photo by Debbie Moss

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Careers in emergency services By Rob Webb While the overall job market may be tough right now, job prospects are good for those pursuing careers in emergency services. According to Webb the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment is expected to grow in all emergency sectors. Aging baby boomers will contribute to an increased demand for first responders, EMTs and paramedics. Emergency room overcrowding and hospital specialization can also create longer patient transport times making additional emergency service providers necessary. Rural/Metro is one of the largest employers of emergency service professionals

in East Tennessee, employing more than 800 EMTs, paramedics, firefighters, telecommunicators and support personnel. We have a compassionate and committed team which continues to grow to meet the needs of our community. When you are committed to your work, it is exciting to help others get involved. That’s why several Rural/ Metro professionals recently spent a day speaking to students about the emergency services field during the Knox County Schools Career Fair held at the Knoxville Expo Center. We were one of nearly 80 local employers on site to give high school students information on career options. Many students were genuinely interested in learning about emergency service. Others enjoyed checking out our latest technology, including our state-of-the-art ambulance, fire truck and

the Segways used to help us respond in densely populated venues such as sporting events and festivals. We are also reaching out to future emergency service providers through a new pilot program for firefighter training with seniors at SouthDoyle High School. The Fire Cadet Academy is a two-part training program in conjunction with our state-accredited Fire Academy to offer interested students the first phase of firefighter instruction during the school year. Upon successful completion of the course and graduation from school, qualifying cadets will be able to complete their training and actual live-fire experience as reserve firefighters. When the 240-hour training program is complete, students are qualified to test for certification as a Level 1 Firefighter, the minimum level required

Rural/Metro firefighters Brandon Gross and Tim Hancock speak with Abby Herrell and father Rick Herrell at the Knox County Schools Career Fair. Rural/Metro team members discussed career opportunities in both fire and emergency medical services with the nearly 3,000 8th graders and high school students attending the event at the Knoxville Expo Center. Photos submitted by most fire departments. Rural/Metro is proud to partner with Knox County Schools on a variety of safety programs and services. But it is especially rewarding to help students interested in emergency services pursue

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The main treatment for sleep apnea is to sleep with a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine, a bedside pump that delivers forced air through a mask and down the nose and mouth to keep the airway open and eliminate snoring. “The CPAP has been around a long time, but the machines have gotten a lot better in the last few years,” says Vogt. “They’re smaller, and they look like bedside clock radios. We have patients who have hiked the Appalachian Trail with their CPAPs. They just take a little battery pack with them.” CPAP masks have also improved over the years. “They’ve made the masks smaller and lighter, with new materials,” says Vogt. “They come in all kinds of colors and styles, too. There are pink or camouflage colored headbands and lighter tubing to reduce the pull of the tube on your face. “It’s easier than ever to find one that’s comfortable for you, and that makes you want to use it more. If a patient won’t use the CPAP, it’s not doing them any good,” states Vogt. “It’s like having a bottle of pills and not taking them.” Some patients need to try several masks before they find the one that works for them, Vogt says. “It might take a few days to get the right one. We’ll get those patients who say, ‘There’s no way I can wear this.’ And then once they feel the benefits, it’s almost instantaneous,” he smiles. Eliminating the snoring is likely

Many smaller, lighter CPAP machines are now available for people suffering from sleep apnea. the apnea is keeping the spouse awake.” The Sleep Disorders Center at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is fully accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Its tests and treatments are covered by most insurance plans. For more information about the Sleep Disorders Center, to benefit other family members as es,” Vogt says with a laugh. “Most call 865-541-1375 or go to well, Vogt says. of the time, the CPAP will treat two “Our best referrals are spous- patients at once. Whoever’s having

“Snoring is not normal. It happens because something is obstructing your airway at night.” – Scott Vogt, Fort Sanders Sleep Disorders Center Director

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– these can all bring about sleep problems.” The Center’s staff performs an initial evaluation on each patient and determines whether an overnight or daytime sleep test is needed. If so, the patient is connected to monitors that measure brain

wave activity, heart rate, oxygen levels and breathing while they sleep. “By digitally recording a patient’s brain, heart and air flow during sleep, we can often identify what’s causing the sleep difficulties and work together toward a solution,” says Dr. Higgins. And finding a solution to your sleep problems is important for your overall health, points out Dr. Higgins. Longterm sleep deficits can increase your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and other medical conditions. “Successfully treating a sleep problem can change your life,” states Dr. Higgins. For more information about diagnosis and treatment of your sleep problem, call the Fort Sanders Sleep Disorders Center at 865-541-1375.



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The smallest member of the team (Is not the least important) Darla Dunn is participating in the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon Biggest Winner Weight Loss Challenge with a group of others who lean on one another for inspiration and support.

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Critter Tales In addition to her human teammates, Dunn has another special training partner who gives her endless support and an unconditional shoulder to lean on. Well, he doesn’t really have shoulders. He has four paws. Dunn has been training for the marathon with her German shepherd/Doberman mix, Zombie. She adopted him a couple of years ago from a local rescue group and would encourage anyone looking for a pet to do the same.

HEALTH NOTES ■ Kid Support, an eightweek peer support group for kids ages 6-12 with loved ones living with cancer, will be held 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings from March 27 through May 15 at the Cancer Support Community, 2230 Sutherland Ave. Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6 p.m., and the program will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. There will be stories, art, games and more to help

Darla Dunn stands with Zombie and the rest of her team for the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon Biggest Winner Weight Loss Challenge. Pictured are Melody Peters, Amanda The Knoxville Tenant Council held a breakfast to honor its community partners who donate Paletz, Dunn, Arielle Arthur, Lee Ann Bowman, Mike Howell, their time and resources to the 11 KCDC properties represented by the council. The president and vice president of the Love Towers Resident Association, Mickey Norris and Gail Kersey, preand Edee Vaughan. Photo submitted sented a certificate of appreciation to Elaine Streno and Gail Root of Second Harvest Food Bank for the weekly truckload of food it provides to the elderly and disabled at the Love Towers. “Training the last few ing not to step on Zombie, Pictured are Mickey Norris, Elaine Streno, Gail Kersey and Gail Root. Photo submitted months with Zombie has but otherwise he helps keep so deeply strengthened our her pumped up during a bond and makes exercise practice run. 26-27, Fort Sanders Senior Center, 1220 W. Main The Covenant Health so much fun,” said Dunn. “I St., Sevierville. cannot stress the excellence Knoxville Marathon week■ 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, end is Saturday, March 31, of it to others enough. March 28-29, Kingston Public Library, 1004 “I’m not always so com- and Sunday, April 1. Events AARP driver safety classes Bradford Way, Kingston. For registration info about these and all fortable in public, so he gives will include a one-mile kids other AARP driver safety classes, call Carolyn me something to focus on run on Saturday and a mar■ Noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, and Rambo, 584-9964. besides my own head,” said athon, half-marathon, fourFriday, March 30, Morristown Service Center, Dunn about her training ses- person marathon relay and ■ 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 801 Lincoln Ave. sions. Zombie helps her stay 5k races on Sunday mornmotivated while being active ing. Online registration himself and improving his ends Tuesday, March 27, but onsite registration will also own social skills. Get ‘Lucky’ Dunn says her form suf- be available. Info: www. fers occasionally from try- at Young-Williams


kids express their feelings and share experiences. Info and registration: Call Kathleen Williams or Debra Sullivan at 546-4661 or visit ■ 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. ■ Cancer survivor support groups, Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings and Tuesday evenings,

Meet Lucky, 2, a tabby and white male cat. He is gentle and loving, but he is missing something. He is missing a home. Help improve his luck by adopting him today. Lucky is available at the center at 3210 Division St. Hours there and at the main center at Young-Williams Animal Village, 6400 Kingston Pike, are noon to 6 p.m. daily. Visit www.young-williams. org to see photos of all of the center’s adoptables or call 215-6599 for more information. Photo submitted

at the Cancer Support Community of East Tennessee, 2230 Sutherland Ave. Support groups for cancer caregivers, Monday evenings. Cancer family bereavement group, Thursday evenings. Info: 546-4661 or www. ■ 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.

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CHILD DEV. CTR @ Ftn City Presby. Ch Needs FT teacher, FT & PT floaters. Apply in person, 500 Hotel Rd (Gresham Rd entrance). 6870815 P/T SEASONAL kennel tech for busy Halls dog boarding kennel. Must work weekends & be able to lift 40 lbs. Must be reliable. Call 9227748 to sched. appt.

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Residence Lots 44 4 ACRES w/3BR/2BA double-wide w/FP, SONLIGHT APARTMENTS - One level, Gibbs near Hi Sch. handicapped acces865-621-6768 sible, w/d conn., FSBO, PARTIAL inwalk to church, terest in residential close to shopping. building lot in West $530/mo. includes Knoxville. $26,000. water & trash pick966-9623. Principals up. Section 8 vouchonly, no realtors. ers accepted. Call Steve 865-679-3903

Acreage- Tracts 46 MUST SELL! 10.45 ACRES. Old Hwy 33 & Mossie Ln, Maynardville. Part cleared, part wooded. $28,500. Call Wayne 407-401-6536.

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2 PLOTS, Lynnhurst. With monument. Worth $7500+. Best BEHIND HALLS HI. 2BR stove, fridge, dw, offer. 865-300-5180 cent h/a, st. windows, CEMETERY LOTS. gar. $550/mo. Cr ck. 4606 Ventura. 209-3203 4 in Lynnhurst Cemetery. $800 for 1; No dogs. $1500 for 2; $2200 for FTN CITY 2BR du3; $3000 for all four. plex, w/d conn. Ctrl Call 865-661-1879. H/A, dw. Gar, util rm. No pets. GREENWOOD, orig. $495/mo + dd, refs. section. 4 plots (will 922-7114 or 216-5732 split), upright markers allowed. Reg $2400/ea, sell- WEDGEWOOD HILLS ing at $1100/ea. Call AT CEDAR BLUFF 523-8223, lv msg. 2BR Townhouse, 2BA, frplc, laundry rm, new HIGHLAND MEM. $2,100 ea; $7,800 for carpet, 1 yr lease, $730 mo, all 4. Mountain $250 dep. 865-216-5736 views. 865-386-1630 or 865-694-8414.


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Sporting Goods 223


Great Location! â&#x20AC;&#x201D; within 2 miles of Halls Elementary, Middle and H.S.!! Less than 10 minutes from Tennova North Knoxville Medical Center! New Walmart is less than 2 miles away! From I-75: Exit Emory Rd., Exit 112 going toward Halls, go 4.5 miles, turn left onto Andersonville Pike, go 2 miles, turn right onto Holbert Rd. house on right. From Halls: Take Emory Rd. going West, Turn right onto Andersonville Pike, go 2 miles, turn right onto Holbert Rd., house on right.


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Chaparral Deck Boat, 24 ft, 1995, great shape, ready for summer. $9500. 865696-0082; 865-414-1056

LARUE'S CLEANING, Free est, reasonable rates. 6877347, 455-4305

FOUR WINNS Vesta 1989 w/trlr. Exc. shape. New Mercruiser eng. w/1 yr. warr. $9500. 865696-0082; 865-414-1056

SPRING CLEANING! Cleaning, windows & carpet clng. Homes & offices! Lic'd ins'd & bonded. Est & refs. 363-8207 or 809-8543


1999 26' Citation travel trailer, super ^ slide, sleeps 6, Alterations/Sewing 303 $5,000. 865-435-7845


ALTERATIONS BY FAITH Men women, children. Custom-tailored clothes for ladies of all sizes plus kids! Faith Koker 938-1041

FLEETWOOD EXPEDITION 2005, 38 ft, diesel pusher, 39k mi, 2 slides, loaded, always in covered storage, excellently maintained. $92,500. 865-986-5854 ***Web ID# 952520***


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SPRING HAS SPRUNG! Start fresh with a thorough cleaning. Reliable & affordable! 922-0343


Stacey's Cleaning Svc Housecleaning at a lower cost! Wkly/Bi weekly, free est. Lic'd, refs. 659-1511






^ ALL TYPES roofing, guaranteed to fix any leak. Special coating for metal roofs, slate, chimney repair. 455-5042

FREE 1980 Winnibago. For parts or junk. Newer motor is good but not running, transmission out. You pull it! 6888360 or 274-9629

TREE WORK & Power Stump Grinder. Free est, 50 yrs exp! 804-1034

^ ABC LAWN & SEALCOATING Comm/Res. Mowing, mulch, hedgetrimming, tree/ stump removal, gutters cleaned. 377-3819




LIGHT ELECTRICAL WORK. Fans, light-switches, etc. Great prices. Call Bill at 922-7157.


I ns tal l ati on Repair Maintenance Service Upgrades  Cab l e  P h on e L i n es S ma l l j o b s welco me. License d/Ins ured Ofc : 9 4 5 -3 05 4 Cell: 705-6357

Engine Repairs



MOBILE MOWER REPAIR We come to your home. Don't wait weeks for a repair! Make an appt today! 659-1893

Excavating/Grading 326

 Mowing, mulching, bed clean-up, aeration, over-seeding, ^ trimming, fertilizing. Free est, reasonable! 9 25 -4595 

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Pressure Washing 350


922-4136 BOBBY'S LAWN Service Mowing, weedeating, remove leaves & debris, gutters cleaned, odd jobs. 1-time or contract. 363-7379 COOPER'S BUDGET LAWN CARE. Cheaper than the rest, but still the best. Aeration, mulching, mowing, trimming, fertilizing, overseeding, etc. Dependable, free estimates. 384-5039. 




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LAWN & Landscape Maintenance. 20 yrs exp, free est. Payment plans avail. 865-978-2562.

4 Wheel Drive 258 FORD BRONCO 1983 Classic, a little rough, needs work. $1500 obo. 865-405-1102

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 Home Remodeling & Repairs. EDDIE'S LAWN SERVICE Painting, doors, winComm/res/condos, dows, decks, bathlic'd & ins'd. Attention rooms, kitchens, roofto detail! 776-4529 ing, plumbing, tile. No job too small, quality work at Painting / Wallpaper 344 affordable prices guaranteed. 806-5521. CATHY'S PAINTING SPROLES DESIGN & wallpaper reCONSTRUCTION moval. Free est. *Repairs/additions 454-1793 or 947-5688 *Garages/roofs/decks *Siding/paint/floors




^ Seeding, aerating, trimming, etc. Mi- PRESS. WASH, mowing, trim shrubs/sm nor mower repairs. trees, haul off debris. Reasonable, great refs! 617-0960, 272-3036 679-1161 


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FTN CITY! REDUCED $67,900! Estate Sale! Looking for a fixer-upper? Needs a little cosmetic TLC, situated on over 1 acre â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2BR/1BA, hdwd floors thru-out most of home. Lg LR, DR w/view of Kit, sun porch, laundry rm, out-building, beautiful property â&#x20AC;&#x201C; level. Could be a real dollhouse. Ready to make a deal! MLS# 782023

4532 Ventura Dr: Mint condition, granite counters/tile flrs in kit, 2,100 SF, L-shaped den w/ FP, lots of hardwoods, 3BR/2.5BA, walking distance to Halls schools, 2-car gar + detached 2-car gar. Only $169,900 MLS#790300



938-4848 or 363-4848

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FORD ECONOLINE E-150 2002, dark blue van, Triton V8 engine, trailer tow pkg., 91,832 mi., $6,500. 865-458-4158

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EZEE GO 2002, 36 JEEP Wrangler X 2006, Volt Elec. Golf Cart exc cond, 58K mi, w/charger. Runs good. straight 6, 6 spd, $1250 obo. 865-898-9766 $13,500. Owner 588-8493 Childcare GOLF TAYLOR & Ping Irons & woods. Antiques Classics 260 Ping G10 $200. Phone 865-670-3980. 1970 GTO Org Motor, 400ci 350 hp, Auto, PB, AC. OrigiFishing Hunting 224 PS, nal Paperwork from dealership. Vinyl NIGHT CRAWLERS Top, Good Int, Mi$2/doz, MINNOWS nor Rust $8500 423$2.50/doz. at Har743-7000 Glenn din's Mtn. Organics. Call 992-1462 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 1967 Stingray Garage Sales 225 Roadster 427/435 blue/black, #S matching, great 2-FAM GARAGE condition. $28,500. SALE, 3426 Bridle- Contact 731-599-4393 or brooke Dr, Saddle- brooke s/d Halls. PONTIAC GTO 1970, Mar 29-30, 8a-3p. Orig. motor, 400ci 350 3-FAMILY garage sale, HP, auto, PS, PB, AC. March 29-31, 8-3, 111 Orig. paperwork, Overton Ln, Powell, vinyl top, good int., off Central Ave Pk. minor rust. $8500. ^ Furn., HH, misc. 423-743-7000, Glenn.

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CHRISTIAN CLEANING LADY SERVICE. Dependable, refs, Call 705-5943. CLEANING NETWORK Wkly/ Bi-wkly/ Mo. Good refs! Free est. 258-9199 or 257-7435.

AVION WESTPORT, 2000, 5th wheel, 38', 3 slides, exc. cond., $12,900. 865-256-5268


Roofing / Siding

LANDSCAPING MGMT Design, install, mulch, small tree/shrub work, weeding, bed renewal, debri cleanup. Free estimates, ^ 25 yrs exp! Mark Lusby 679-0800 Plumbing


Boats Motors

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Air Cond / Heating 301



CREATIVE LANDSCAPES Mowing, mulching, bed clean up, aeration, over-seeding, fertilizing. Install / Removal / Trimming of shrubs. We pay attention to detail! 925-4595

BIG MAN Recliner, 256 burgundy fabric, like Vans new! Asking $200. FORD CLUB Wagon Call 992-0486. 1995 w/Braun wheelchair lift, $4300. 865Household Appliances 204a 947-5478


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HAROLD'S GUTTER SERVICE. Will clean front & back $20 & up. Quality work, guaranteed. Call 288-0556.

GEO METRO 1992 Convertible, AT, $1,650. 423-295-2233 or 865-599-6361

Edfinancial Services @ Windsor Square 120 N. Seven Oaks Dr. Rummage sale/crafts/ direct sales items welcome $25 to rent a space. Call 865-342-5128 for info or to rent space

Licensed General Contractor Restoration, remodeling, additions, kitchens, bathrooms, decks, sunrooms, garages, etc. Residential & commercial, free estimates. 922-8804, Herman Love.



BABY Grand Piano Utility Trailers 255 w/bench Knabe. Ivory keys. $600. 865-281-9848; 924-1905 UTILITY TRAILERS, all sizes available. 865-986-5626. Household Furn. 204

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DENNY'S FURNITURE ONE ROOM CARPENTRY, VIREPAIR. Refinish, reNYL windows, AT A TIME glue, etc. 45 yrs exp! Painting. doors, siding, floor Int, ext, 922-6529 or 466-4221 jacking & leveling, wallpaper removal painting, plumbing, & faux finishes. Sue, DENNY'S FURNITURE elec, bsmnt water689-7405, lv msg. REPAIR. Refinish, reproofing, hvac reglue, etc. 45 yrs exp! pair, floor & attic in922-6529 or 466-4221 Paving 345 sulation. 455-5042

FORD Thunderbird 2002, conv./HT, 50K mi, good cond, $16,476. 865-269-4602

8 Young Angus cows NEWMAR Mountain Aire 2001, 37' pregnant, will calve Ford V10, 49k mi., in 4 mos., examined slide, W/D, cherry by vet, $2,195 each cabinets, loaded. or best offer. Can deliver. Greenback Extra nice in & out. Kept in cvr'd. storage. 865-335-9836 $40,000. 865-458-0740. GOOD GRASS HAY, 4x5 rolls in dry, $25 238 each. 865-986-3160 or Motorcycles 548-0822. BMW F650ST 1997, miles, lady Farm Foods 151 39K owned, $2500. Call 865-604-8785. HARDIN'S MTN. ORGANICS, 622 KAWASAKI 1500 Vulcan Classic, 2003, Loyston Rd May6800 mi., loaded, nardville, now has $6,000. 865-947-8688 Cruze Farms Ice Cream, cones or SUZUKI C90 cups. Also fresh VL1500 BLVD 2005 country eggs! Call VG cond. only 5K mi., 992-1462. Blck. w/Corbin Beetlebags, $4000 obo. Call 865-607-3320. Building Materials 188

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DACHSHUNDS, Mini, M&F, black & tan, starting $200. Call 865-428-9228. ***Web ID# 952398*** FREE USED lami- ATVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 238a nate flooring for DOBERMANS 1 yr. small room @ 15x20. HONDA 2011, 420CC, AKC. Black M & F. Cherry color. green, only 1 hr. use, Trained. $500-$1000/bo See/pick up in warr., never off rd., cash. 931-858-4242 Halls. Call 310-5646. $3950. 865-579-5923. HAVANESE AKC REG ^ CH. BL., choc. male, Lawn-Garden Equip. 190 1 yr. old, $500 (paid Autos Wanted 253 Cement / Concrete $2,500). 865-363-3424 TORO 52" cut comm'l We Are Paying Top mower, zero turn. For Your Junk Real Estate Auctions 52 Older model but Dollar Vehicles. Fast, Free good cond, all new Pickup. Also Looking parts. $2500 obo. For Nice Repairable 454-5141. Late Model Vehicles. Call C.J. Recycling 865-556-8956 or 363-0318 Music Instruments 198

Real Estate Auctions 52 Real Estate Auctions 52


 PET GROOMING Wait or drop off. Andersonville Pk, Halls 925-3154 

316 Furniture Refinish. 331 Painting / Wallpaper 344 Remodeling

262 Childcare

Honda Prelude 1998

144 Campers

Farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Market 150

Apts - Furnished 72 WALBROOK STUDIOS


Pet Services

225 Imports

GARAGE SALE '06 TOYOTA Camry Fri/Sat March 30 & LE, 6-cyl. 83k mi. 31, 8a-2p. No early Wht, exc cond. Call sales. Love-seat, 687-7752. antique bed, HH items, women's AUDI A4, 2006, 115K mi., runs but needs plus-size clothes. work, $5,900 OBO. 4619 McCloud Rd. 865-207-2428 GARAGE SALE Sat Mar 31, 8am at 1704 Beauchamp Loop, Red with black inteGracemont S/D. HH rior. 149k miles. items, patio set, Automatic, sunroof, TVs, golf equip, etc. exc. cond. 865-254-8861 GARAGE SALE to MERCEDES S500 1999, help w/mission trip. 126K mi., loaded, lthr. Fri/Sat March 30-31, Sharp & Clean! A 8am-? Corner of STEAL! $6900. 680-3668 Burkhart & Old Wash. Pike. VW JETTA, 2009, Wolfsburg pkg., 39,600 SALES THU-SAT mi., red. Asking March 29-31, 8a-3p. $15,000. 865-437-8634 McCloud to Harrell to Daisy Mae.


North! $106,900! Conv. to Whittle Springs Golf Course! Brick bsmt ranch on deep, level lot, over 1,500 SF â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Updated! 2 BRs + bonus rm, lg LR w/ woodburning FP, Formal DR, huge eat-in kit w/breakfast rm, hdwd floors thru-out most of home, full bsmt w/1-car gar, deck, fenced backyard. Priced to sell! MLS# 792035

6630 Springer Dr: Bsmt rancher in Huntington Place, great location between Halls/Gibbs, 3BR/2BA, unfinished bsmt, two 9' gar drs, 30' deep for the boat! Corner lot, screened porch, well maintained. $129,900. MLS#793678







Corryton/Gibbs! $125,900! You could potentially buy this home w/as little as $450 down! Over 1,200 SF, brick ranch â&#x20AC;&#x201C; absolutely immaculate in/out, newer hdwd flrs in oversized great rm w/vaulted ceiling, gorgeous eat-in kit w/arched entry, serving bar, tile floors & all appliances, 3 lg BRs, split BR plan, 2 tile BAs, 2-car gar, laundry rm, patio. No stairs in this home! MLS #788531

8208 Schroeder: Level 1.9 acre lot surrounded by homes above $500,000. Lot lays â&#x20AC;&#x153;deepâ&#x20AC;? almost 600'. $79,900 MLS#782583





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PRICED LOW FOR QUICK SALE. Site-built, 8-year old ranch home at end of culde-sac on one-lane county road - perfect 1st home, retirement home or potential rental property all on one level. Close to Route 33; 15 min to either Tazewell or Maynardville. Very near 3 marinas. Home has Master BR with bath, guest BR, office/additional BR, guest bathroom, kitchen w/ dining area, living room. Good well water. Front deck overlooks cul-de-sac, back deck overlooks trees. Generous crawl space large enough to stand up in. Home has been well-maintained, very clean and ready to move in. Home occupied, appointment with realtor 48 hours in advance. MLS#785448. $79,900 REDUCED TO NEW SPRING PRICE OF $74,900!



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