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VOL. 50, NO. 14

APRIL 4, 2011




Safe at home

A jolly good Fellow!

Newsom Tournament remembers former athlete

Halls grad John Pevy tapped for fellowship program

Halls High School seniors Courtney White and D.J. Sumlin have won the Chris Newsom Memorial Scholarship. Pictured with the winners are Chris’s parents, Hugh and Mary Newsom, at the opening ceremonies of the Chris Newsom Memorial Tournament hosted by Halls Community Park.

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Photo by Ruth White

Lost dog Weezer, a male Yorkie, was lost on Old Andersonville Pike on March 28. The owners ask that anyone with information about Weezer call 603-3073 or 925-2311. Photo submitted


Calling 1-900WHO-KNEW The Shopper’s own ‘Mr. Hotline’ answers some pesky questions about your county government. See page A-4


First inductees named to Halls High Hall of Fame By Jake Mabe Eddie Bright, Ruth Haynes and Randall Stout have been selected as the inaugural inductees to the Halls High School Alumni Hall of Fame. The trio will be recognized at the annual Halls Alumni Dinner, which will be held 6 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in the Halls High cafeteria, as well as at a special event later in the year. Bright, a 1977 Halls High graduate, is a senior research scientist

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ate, served as the school’s secretary from 1942 until her retirement in 1982. She helped develop the school’s “Dedicated to Excellence” logo and several documents and procedures that were later adopted by the school system. Stout, a 1976 Halls High graduate, is the president and principalin-charge of the Los Angeles based Randall Stout Architects Inc. His projects include the Art Gallery of Alberta (Canada), the Holocaust

Museum in Houston, the Hunter Museum of Art in Chattanooga and several community/civic projects in Germany. Stout’s projects have won numerous awards for excellence in design and have been featured in international publications and exhibitions. Their names will be placed on the Hall of Fame monument at the entrance to Halls High School. The Hall of Fame is a project of the Halls Alumni Association.

Old school trumps ‘new urbanism’ Southwest elementary recycles Gibbs By Larry Van Guilder Northshore Town Center was conceived as a compact urban neighborhood combining residential and retail establishments that featured innovative architecture.



team leader at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and a nationally recognized expert in remote sensing and spatial modeling. In the late 1980s, he developed a national program for mapping coastal changes using satellite imagery for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and received the R&D 100 award, also known as the “Oscar for Inventions,” in 2006 for his population distribution model. Haynes, a 1941 Halls High gradu-

Analysis But the design for a new elementary school, which will become a prominent feature of the development when the school is completed in August 2013, reflects old ideas based on cheap land and outdated acceptance of urban sprawl. The new school’s footprint mimics Gibbs Elementary School. With the exception of its capacity for 200 more students, “It’s exactly like Gibbs,” said Knox County Purchasing Director Hugh Holt. Gibbs Elementary, completed in mid-2000, is a fine facility. But its onestory footprint, suitable where land is plentiful, is out of place in Northshore Town Center. How this “old school” school came to be slated for a neighborhood conceived as a step toward “new urbanism” is a story in itself. Before Cope Associates was selected as the architect for the project and awarded the $542,000 fee, the Knox County Schools system had never used a design competition to select an architect. And although Lanis Cope recently told the Shopper-News that the county wanted to “re-use … (something)

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Gibbs Elementary School served to furnish the design template for the new southwest elementary school. Photo by Ruth White already designed,” the solicitation for proposals issued by county purchasing disagrees. In an addendum to the solicitation, Deputy Director of Purchasing Matt Myers wrote: “All designs will be considered. The intent of the competition is to allow consideration of all facilities, including those that have been previously designed and constructed, not to establish a prototypical design.” Cope’s firm designed Gibbs Elementary School, granting Cope a clear advantage over competitors starting from scratch with the costly design phase. Although there is no indication that the evaluation and selection process was biased (the designs were evaluated “blind,” with nothing to identify the submitter), some bidders were not satisfied. One local architect, who asked to remain anonymous, was scathingly critical of the process: “Knox County public schools,

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handbook adds that “a well-organized design competition, with selection based on ideas rather than past portfolio,” gives the designer an opportunity to “acquire expertise in a new market or building type.” The original ideas in the winning design are notable only for their absence. The usual suspect, money, is driving the school system’s bus. Replicating Gibbs is the economyminded choice, and a school system already faced with deteriorating buildings around the county can hardly be blamed for its decision. The school as designed is a poor choice architecturally and conceptually for the “new urbanite” Northshore Town Center. For a 2 cent property tax hike, the county could generate more than enough for the school system to pay for a building whose design would reflect something other than “the more things change, the more they stay the same.”

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meaning the buildings themselves, are remarkable for their mediocrity. I challenge you to find more than one or two built since 1950 which embody architectural merit. The recent ‘competition’ was simply lip service, the anonymous-submission drawings comprising but two ledger-size sheets, in conjunction with the usual non-anonymous boiler plate. A design competition normally involves original work, which then informs the project design developed by the winner.” The American Institute of Architects (AIA) publishes a handbook, “Architectural Design Competitions,” which is comprehensive in scope, beginning with “appropriate conditions” for a competition and ending with “post-competition activities.” According to the AIA, one of the advantages of design competition is to “generate a wide range of new ideas in the approach to a design.” Ironically, the design competition

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It offers some practical advise along with a little bit of humor.” The practical advice includes “not doubting yourself when it seems a little bit lonely, when you get a job somewhere in which your co-workers are settled into a routine.” The Holders live in East Knox County and are active members of Wallace Memorial Baptist Church. Holder is working to get a novel published and says he’d like to write another book on the presidents. You can order Holder’s books directly from him at www.tdhcommunications. com.

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“The worst government is the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression.” Those are the words of my favorite cynic and curmudgeon, the late, great H.L. Mencken, and his observation is as true today as when he wrote it some 90 years ago. This nation’s founders would have appreciated the hard core of truth embedded in those three simple sentences. The opening words of the First Amendment to the Constitution, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,” express a deep appreciation of how toxic the mix of government with religious “morality” can become. You need look no further than Iran to understand the dangers of theocracy. Yet now, in the 21st century, right here in the Volunteer state and elsewhere, lawmakers with limited respect for the Constitution want to mingle government with religion. It isn’t their finest hour. House Bill 368, brought by state Rep. Bill Dunn, is nothing less than a naked attempt to slip religion and conservative political beliefs in through the back door of the school house. Backed by the Discovery Institute, proponents of “intelligent design,” the legislation purports to advocate “critical thinking” about “some scientific subjects, including, but not limited to, biological evolution, the chemical origins of life, global warming, and human cloning.” The causes of global warming and the ethical questions surrounding human cloning (which hasn’t been accomplished – not even close) are issues of national and international policy and are hotly debated. The inclusion of “biological evolution” and “the chemical origins of life” is a ham-handed attempt to bring creationism out of its rightful place in religious teachings and into the classroom under the cloak of “science.” Where is Clarence Darrow when we need him? Until he shows up (cloning, anyone?), we can take comfort in another of Mencken’s aphorisms: “The theory behind representative government is that superior men … are chosen to manage the public business, and that they carry on this work with reasonable intelligence and honesty. There is little support for that theory in the known facts. …” See you next week. Catch every edition of the ShopperNews at

Did you know that George Washington’s “wooden teeth” weren’t really wooden?

Jake Mabe Or that the first president born in a hospital was – wait for it – Jimmy Carter? Does it surprise you to learn that Martin Van Buren’s first language was Dutch? You can find these and other tidbits in local author Tim Holder’s new book, “Hey, It’s Presidential Trivia!” Holder, a history professor at Walters State Community College’s Sevier County campus, says that his wife, Angela, who teaches at Carson-Newman, gave him the idea for the book. “She said, ‘You should do something that is less expensive (than your other books). As a historian, I’ve always been interested in the presidents and in trivia. So, all the ideas came together.” Holder’s trivia book sells for $8.88 on He also has released the latest volume in the “Ask the Professor” series, “Advice for College Grads.” “It’s such a tough transition going from a situation in which a lot of your schedule is defined for you.

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Local author Tim Holder has released two new books, one on presidential trivia and another that gives advice to recent college graduates. Photos by Jake Mabe

Volunteers ready Halls Outdoor Classroom for spring fling The rain managed to stay away long enough March 26 for volunteers to plant trees and spruce up the Halls Outdoor Classroom in preparation for the annual spring celebration on April 12. Knoxville-Knox County CAC AmeriCorps Water Quality Team member Kelsey Hensley said that the volunteers spread mulch and wood chips and planted trees and shrubs, all donated by Hallsdale Powell Utility District. “Last year, HPUD had to fix a sewer main and needed access through the classroom. So they provided the funds to replant and replace (what was lost).” Hensley is working on Thursdays this semes-

Mike Blankenship works in the Halls Outdoor Classroom on March 26.

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From page A-2 ter with horticulture and greenhouse management classes at Halls High. Instructor Mike Blankenship and 9th grader David Hilton were among the volunteers at the cleanup day. “I know what we’re going to be doing next Thursday,” David said, looking at all the mulch.

Northside Kiwanis Club flips flapjacks at pancake jamboree A little inclement weather isn’t going to keep anybody away from a good meal. So it was at St. John’s Lutheran Church on March 26 as the Northside Kiwanis Club held its annual pancake jamboree and bake sale. A steady stream of hungry humans passed through the line from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and folks continued to file in until 2. Key Club members from Halls and Fulton high schools were busy volunteers. Somebody flipped up a big flapjack, which must have been good, ’cause it was gone before a photographer could get his camera ready.

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uated from East Tennessee State, not Carson-Newman, in 1989. I apologize for the error. Lisa, a 1985 Halls High graduate, was killed on Valentine’s Day in a tragic car accident. A scholarship fund in her memory has been set up at SunTrust for a Halls High senior planning to enter the medical field. It will be awarded in May. Contributions can be wired directly to the bank using the routing/trannumber of 061000104 Spears scholarship fund sit and the account number set up at SunTrust #********118463 or mailed Folks, I goofed in last to the branch at 7302 Mayweek’s column about Lisa nardville Highway, KnoxGregory Spears. She grad- ville, TN 37938. Dr. Douglas Beals and Dr. Bob Harvey cook up some pancakes.

Women’s League announces scholarship The Halls Women’s League will award scholarships to two Halls High senior girls this year. Those interested in applying should see Jodie OverHalls High 9th grader David Hilton shovels mulch at the class- ton in the school guidance room. office for qualification criteria and applications, which must be returned by Wednesday, April 13. Talahi Plant Sale Witt to speak to



The 47th annual Talahi Plant Sale will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Lakeshore Park, rain or shine. Admission is free. Purchases may be made with cash or checks only. Presented by the Knoxville Garden Club and the Garden Study Club, the Talahi Plant Sale is considered to be the oldest sale of its kind in the area. Proceeds from the sale benefit community and educational projects. Over the past 11 years, the Talahi Plant Sale has raised more than $300,000 for organizations like Ijams Nature Center, Legacy Parks Foundation, Knox Youth Sports and the Knoxville Museum of art.

The Karns Republican Club will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in the Karns Middle School library, 2925 Gray Hendrix Road. Knox County Register of Deeds Sherry Witt will be the guest speaker. Info: Lorriane Coffey, 660-3677 or Chris Smith, 256-4866.

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government Elected solicitor general could replace state AG Changing the selection procedure for the state attorney general has been debated for the past 45 years in the Legislature. State Rep. Ryan Haynes of Farragut is one of those pushing for a change. With the arrival of a Republican majority in both the House and Senate, it has taken on a new life and is no longer an exercise in futility. Most Tennesseans have little idea about how our attorney general is chosen. Tennessee is the only state in the nation to have its Supreme Court pick, for an eight-year term, the state attorney general. Most states elect their chief legal officer, as he or she makes policy. Tennessee voters are excluded from the process, especially now that the state Supreme Court no longer faces direct contested elections where real issues are debated. Republicans have been unhappy that their party members have been effectively barred from holding the state attorney general’s office as prior courts, being Democratic, chose Democratic applicants. However, Republicans were not the only group to feel slighted. Women and African-Americans were never seriously considered, either. In fact, the process by which the Court in prior years has selected the attorney general has been shrouded in secrecy. Transparency was not there. The votes of three of the five justices were enough to make the choice for the eight-year term. No other state grants its state attorney general such a long tenure. Amending our state constitution is a long, laborious process which, if begun now, might bring about a change seven or

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more years in the future, probably in 2018 or 2020. However, legislative Republicans have found a way to make it happen earlier if they can stay together on the issue. They could transfer the current duties of the state attorney general to a newly created position of solicitor general, which could be chosen by the voters in 2012 or 2014. All the current statutory duties of the court-appointed attorney general could be shifted to the elected position, leaving the current AG the job of being the court reporter. Staff would be transferred, too. Republicans have a chance to make history and allow for public participation in a position where Tennessee voters should have a voice. Note: Now that Knoxville’s new and able police chief, David Rausch, has taken office, we found out some changes in pay were made – an issue this column raised weeks ago. Previously there was a $71,000 pay difference between the police ($156,000) and fire chief ($85,000). As of last week, Police Chief Rausch earns $110,000 plus $1,800 for longevity, and Fire Chief Stan Sharp now makes $91,000 plus $1,440 for longevity and $950 for First Responder duties. Now the pay is much closer, but this writer feels both are underpaid considering the responsibility for human lives and public safety they and their colleagues bear.

Hillside and ridgetop workshop set Knox County Commission will meet at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13, in the small assembly room of the City County Building to conduct a workshop on the proposed Hillside and Ridgetop Protection Plan. Designed to familiarize commissioners with the details of the plan, this session is not a public hearing on the plan’s merits. The complete plan is available as a PDF on the Metropolitan Planning Commission’s website, www. The website also contains links to the plan summary, frequently asked questions and examples of density calculations in the proposed protected areas.


Mr. Hotline answers your questions The Shopper-News hotline, 1-900-WHO-KNEW, is now in operation. This week we’re featuring answers to some of our most interesting calls. Caller: While standing outside the City County Building last week, I happened to overhear the head of one of the fee offices talking to a Knox County commissioner. I didn’t hear all of the conversation, but I caught a few phrases including “my money” and “my office.” The officeholder was clearly upset. What’s going on, Mr. Hotline? Mr. Hotline: Good question. Before I answer, a word of caution. Unless you’re a PBA security guard or a homeless person, standing idly outside the City County Building could cause you to be mistaken for a reporter and result in serious damage to your reputation. What you overheard is a symptom of what professional journalists label

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“Cognitive Courthouse Confusion.” The syndrome develops following years of drawing paychecks from the county instead of a local car wash, a private sector job which research has shown is a better match for the talents of many infected by CCC. The repeated use of “my” in this case indicates that only two options remain to treat the condition: recall or election defeat. Caller: Whazzup, Mr. Hotline? Any idea why Commissioner Dr. Richard Briggs decided to split his own resolution on the fee offices into two parts at last week’s commission meeting? Mr. Hotline: We’ve received several calls about this. First, although it cer-

tainly appears that Briggs was acting against selfinterest in abusing his own resolution in such a fashion, you must remember that the commissioner is also a surgeon, and a darned good one at that. Thus, in common with most surgeons, he sometimes finds the temptation to cut too hard to resist. In this case, unfortunately, the operation to bifurcate the resolution nearly ended in disaster when Commissioner Amy Broyles threatened to pull the plug. Following resuscitation, the resolution has been confined to bed for 30 days. Caller: You hear a lot of speeches at County Commission, although not as many as when “Lumpy” Lambert was around. Out of all that you’ve heard, do you have a favorite line? Mr. Hotline: Motion to adjourn. Caller: I see that Knox County has a hotline for citizens to report suspected

fraud and abuse by county employees. Aren’t you afraid of the competition, and don’t you agree that the county hotline is a waste of taxpayer money? Mr. Hotline: Afraid? Ha! As to the second part of your question, which county department are you calling from? Caller: I just lost my job. Would this be a good time to apply for a position with Knox County? I have prior government experience. Mr. Hotline: Human resources will consider a number of factors when evaluating your application. These include your former college fraternity, your support for Mike Huckabee and your views on state Rep. Bill Dunn’s bill to promote “critical thinking” in schools. However, with the mayor proposing $3 million in cuts next year, I don’t think you have a chance, Mr. Ragsdale.

School custodians: a bargain at twice the price Oscar Wilde wrote that a a child’s lost retainer. Forcynic is someone who knows mer principal Jon Miller dethe price of everything and scribed him this way: the value of nothing. “If you needed a mountain moved, he’d move a mountain for you. He walked to school every morning beBetty cause he didn’t have a car. Bean He worked like a horse and would do anything for you. He moved more boxes and That definition fits the books and supplies around proposition of shaving off $1 this building than anymillion of fi xed costs by bal- body. He’d carry boxes up ancing Knox County Schools those steps to the library budget on the backs of some and never ask for help. Noof the lowest-paid and hard- body knew how sick he was, est-working employees in and the faculty asks about the system – school custo- him every day. He is dearly dians – guys like Willie J. missed here. There’s not Anderson and Roscoe Mc- a person here that doesn’t Mahan who would be a bar- miss Roscoe. We’d love to gain at twice the price. have him back.” McMahan was the early Over at West High School, shift custodian at Central Willie J. Anderson clocks in High School for 20 years for work at 6 a.m., just like before health problems McMahan did at Central. He forced him to retire two likes to say that he brings years ago. the school to life, and his job His dedication to Central keeps him hopping until he was legendary, his work eth- clocks out at 2. After that, ic epic. He once climbed in- he starts on his second job, side a dumpster and combed coaching the girl’s junior through the contents to find varsity basketball team. He

his motivation to work two jobs in the Shopper-News earlier this year: “You’ve got to sacrifice and work hard it you want to get good results. Wins are good, but the main thing is to develop the players, both athletically and mentally. This carries over into everyday schooling. I tell them that athletics can pay for their education. Use this for something that’ll help you in the future.” There was, thankfully, some skepticism expressed by board members who Willie J. Anderson Photo by Betty were presented with the outBean sourcing proposal. If they don’t know Roscoe or Willie J., they probably know knows the kids, many of somebody like them. Maybe whom he has coached since they know the relationships they were playing AAU ball, that these employees have and the kids like and respect with the children in the him. schools they work so hard to West High School and maintain. And maybe they coach Willie J. have a good are even considering the huthing going. He is glad to man cost of mass layoffs at a be part of the team charged time when jobs are so hard with preparing students for to come by. the challenges they will face Or maybe they just know as adults, and he described value when they see it.

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Padgett’s ‘listening tour’ Mark Padgett, 2011 mayoral candidate for the city of Knoxville, has launched a “Hands-On Listening Tour” of the city’s various communities. ■ 6 p.m. Monday, April 4, Cal Johnson

Recreation Center, 507 Hall of Fame Drive. ■ 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, Larry Cox Senior Center, 3109 Ocoee Trail. ■ 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, Deane Hill

Recreation Center, 7400 Deane Hill Drive. ■ 6 p.m. Monday, May 23, Fountain City Lions Club, Fountain City Park. All events are open to the public.

Mayor Tim Burchett adamantly denies the report in a local publication that he is seeking an $80,000 pay raise. However, we thought we’d ask the mayor what he would do if he came into such a sizeable windfall. The mayor pondered, then said: “I think I’d buy myself a newspaper – time to bring back the Watchdog.” ’Nuff said. – Larry Van Guilder

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Budget challenges No one can fairly accuse Jim McIntyre of upholding the status quo. The superintendent’s budget proposal in some ways forms a line of sacred cows and shoots them one by one. My colleague Betty Bean vents about the very idea of outsourcing school cleaning (page 4), but the purpose of the school system is not about providing jobs with benefits. Folks rant about overstaffing at the system’s central office – which by any objective analysis is not overstaffed. So McIntyre cuts 16 positions downtown. And I see on Facebook my old friend Bobbi Wyatt is losing her job. Principals already have a tough time recruiting coaches, yet McIntyre proposes to keep a 2 percent

supplement cut initiated last year. Keeping cuts away from classrooms is his mantra. At a budget hearing at West High School last week, someone asked whether we’re funding schools adequately. McIntyre said when he left the Boston system, the budget was $800 million for roughly the same number of kids, about 55,000. Knox County’s budget proposal is a shade less than $385 million. McIntyre takes a very different approach than former Superintendent


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Charles Lindsey, who antagonistically pushed county commissioners to fund a “world class� system. McIntyre has secured federal funds (such as Race to the Top) and pumped up the Great Schools Partnership to raise private dollars; he will look at alternatives (such as outsourcing school cleaning); he supports pay incentives for teachers who exceed expectations; he urges citizens to call their federal representatives (named Duncan, Alexander and Corker) to support Title I funding. McIntyre will stand in a school auditorium for two hours to engage with staff and citizens on the budget. He will even take anonymous “tweets� with a bit of help from the central office folks.

free and open to the public. â– Gary McCracken, head of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, has analyzed the economic impact of the loss of bats in North America in agriculture and found it to be $3.7 to $53 billion a year. His findings are published at www. current#PolicyForum.

UT-Knoxville ■Knoxville Economics Forum, organized by the Department of Economics at UT, will meet at 7:30 a.m. Friday, April 8, at Club LeConte. The cost is $20, Lockhart payable at the event. Dennis Lockhart, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, will speak. Info and to register: www. ■ Baker Center will host a program on “Hubert H. Humphrey: The Art of the Possible� 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 5. It is

Powwow at UT The Native American Student Association (NASA) and UT will host “Anadasgisi: The Gathering of International Natives� Friday and Saturday, April 8-9, at various locations around UT campus. Festivities begin 6:45 p.m. Friday in the Humanities amphitheater with a discussion and presentation of the Aztec Fire Dance. Admission is free. Info: 788-7183 or email

work at the Ben Atchley Veterans’ Home to obtain work-based experience; ■A.L. Lotts Elementary to purchase Apple iMac, MacBooks and iPads for $14,212, funded by coupon book sales; ■ Farragut Intermediate to purchase Apple IMac, iPads and printer for $37,256, funded by the day care account and general school funds; ■ Hardin Valley Elementary to purchase Apple iMac, iPads and projector for $28,634, funded by PTA donations, day care account and school funds; ■ Karns Elementary to purchase ActivBoards and projectors for $22,207, funded by coupon book sales; ■ Sequoyah Elementary to purchase AppleCare iMacs, ActivExpressions and ActiVote for $29,229, funded by coupon book sales, BEP funds and the

Jim McIntyre is a competent administrator. Watch closely. You can almost see the mayor and commissioners missing the good ol’ days when they had the school system to kick around. This year’s county budget debate – the first with Mayor Burchett and an 11-member commission – promises to be lively. Stay tuned.

School board to meet The school board will meet twice this week: a workshop is 5 p.m. Monday, April 4, in the AJ Building, and the monthly meeting is 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, in the City County Building. Agenda items include approval for:


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Bus tour of historic homes As an activity of the Dogwood Arts Festival, two three-hour bus tours of historic homes around Knoxville will be given Saturday, April 16. A step-on tour guide will discuss points of interest and will highlight historic landmarks in the area. The tours will visit each home for 50 minutes. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Tickets are $20 per tour. Info: 523-7521 or visit

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everal months ago realty broker Kelly Baker sat in a Chick-fil-A parking lot arguing with God. Baker felt compelled to start a radio show about God’s love, faith and acceptance but had no experience in hosting a radio show and would have to fund the program herself. The opportunity came when she felt the least capable and most vulnerable. She was going through a divorce, feeling like a failure, filled with doubts. “I’d had some broadcasting experience in college, but I wasn’t a radio host. I didn’t know what kinds of questions to ask; I didn’t even own a contemporary Christian CD. I was now a single mother, so where was the money going to come from?” said Baker. Baker took a leap of faith and paid for the programming. “The Faithful” began airing on Sundays at 10 a.m., on the talk-radio station WNOX 100.3 FM, in September. In December, Meg Pierce (her broadcast name) began co-hosting the show with Baker, making “The Faithful” the only show on the station with two female hosts. Pierce said, “We do a wide variety of shows to help our listeners realize that God can’t be put in ‘box.’ We try to show them how He’s working in people’s lives in a multitude of ways – through dif-

ferent places of worship, family life, the arts (drama, music, photography, writing), social action/ community service and even government-funded service, health care, education and finances.” Baker said the show is about faith taking action and that no matter where you are, you’re loved. “Faith is alive: you breathe it, you feed it, you use it,” said Baker. The hosts still find it interesting how they came to work together. The challenge of lining up guests for the show in addition to doing her realty job took its toll on Baker. She requested prayer for her endeavor from her small group at Cokesbury United Methodist. Pierce was a member of Baker’s group at Cokesbury and had a background as a television news reporter and former religious life contributor to Knoxville magazine. Pierce told Baker, “What you need is a producer.” “Did you get that call?” asked Baker. Pierce joined the team, and in the end, the show is the product of Baker, who has “the gift of gab,” Pierce’s contacts and experience preparing substantive questions, and the experience of WNOX production engineer Da-

vid Thompson. The program features a wide range of guests who have stories, ministry or talents that exemplify faith in action and God working across denominational differences. “The Faithful” has featured local singer/songwriter Greg Adkins, covered topics such as addictions with Cornerstone Recovery and talked with Harmony Adoptions about finding parents for children in state custody. Recent guests were pastor Dr. Bill Siell of First Baptist Church of Knoxville and the music director Dr. Kely Hatley. Hatley sang “My Soul Finds Rest,” by Mary McLean. Siell discussed programs such as Kids Hope USA, which pairs mentors with school children. Siell said that Knoxville’s greatest need and opportunity where church groups could work together are by aiding the single parents who fall into the “working poor” category. “They make just enough above the poverty level to disqualify them for government assistance yet don’t really make enough to make ends meet,” he said. Some of these families may not be able to attend church regularly, so churches like First Baptist Church of Knoxville utilize TV and the Internet to reach them. “The

work, because even when I disagree with it, I have the freedom to say so, and loudly. I have a say in who the decision-makers are, which makes me a decision-maker. My taxes are one way I participate in governing. The Jewish leaders of Jesus’ day, however, were paying taxes to an empire that had sent occupyCROSS CURRENTS | Lynn Hutton ing forces into their land, and the tax collectors were Jews who were working for the enemy. The tax So (the scribes and chief priest) watched him and sent spies, … in collectors were allowed to charge order to trap him by what he said. So they asked him, “Teacher, … Is extra, to line their own pockets, it lawful for us to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?” But he perceived which made them turncoats in the their craftiness and said to them, “Show me a denarius. Whose head eyes of their fellow Jews. and whose title does it bear?” They said, “The emperor’s.” He said to So when the scribes and chief them, “Then give to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, priests approached Jesus with and to God the things that are God’s.” And they were not able in a question about taxes, they the presence of the people to trap him by what he said; and being set a trap for him. They oiled amazed by his answer, they became silent. (Luke 20: 20-26 NRSV) their words with compliments: “Teacher, we know that you are have not yet rendered unto country, to keep the government right in what you say and teach, Caesar this year, but I will, up and running and doing the and you show deference to no and without complaint. I am de- things government does. I want one, but teach the way of God in lighted to pay my taxes to this the government to continue its accordance with truth. Is it law-

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es in the community. In the future they might consider shows that inform listeners about religions, perhaps learning to work together with people of different faiths on joint community service projects. All the future plans hinge on one thing: the continuation of the show. So far, everything has come together except consistent full advertising and sponsorship. They do have some advertisers but not enough to lift all the responsibility of funding from Baker. Pierce said, “If you like what you hear on the show and believe in our mission, consider joining ‘The Faithful’ as a long-term advertiser. Or, you may want to be the sponsor of a show about your Faithful” makes it possible for some organization. “You will be able to spread the of those families to find a spiritual connection outside of traditional word about your organization’s means. The show is also available outreach projects and events on podcast at knoxvillefaithful. through both an on-air interview on ‘The Faithful’ and “What we’re trying to do that ments.” may be different from some faith-based programs is to show people that they can find God Contact Meg Pierce at and develop their relationship 257-2984 for either coverage with Him through many differor advertising information. ent people, places and experiVisit Knoxvillefaithful. ences even beyond the church and find walls,” said Pierce. “The Faithful” on Facebook. Baker and Pierce would also

Baker and Pierce would also like to hear from smaller churches in the community. In the future they might consider shows that inform listeners about religions, perhaps learning to work together with people of different faiths on joint community service projects.

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ful for us to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?” Jesus may have been the first poker player. He saw their bet. “Show me a denarius,” he said. “Whose head and whose title does it bear?” “The emperor’s,” they answered. And then he raised the ante and effectively silenced them: “Then give to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” You know this story. You know that the scribes and chief priests saw he had beaten them, and slunk off. I have always understood the point to be “Give what is due to those who govern, but give your heart to God.” David T. Ball (in an article in Bible Review, April, 2003) says, “The key to understanding this passage is in grasping the analogy that Jesus is making when he

holds up the coin. If coins are Caesar’s because they bear Caesar’s likeness and inscription, then by analogy what bears God’s likeness and inscription? “It is this second implied question that modern readers neither ask nor try to answer. But a Jewish audience familiar with the Torah would have recognized what Jesus was suggesting. They would have known it is we human beings who bear God’s likeness, for … God created man in his ‘image and likeness.’ (Genesis 1:26)” Ball goes on to say then that what Jesus means is “that one may owe taxes to Caesar, but one owes one’s very being to God … His point is not that they should pay their taxes like dutiful Roman citizens; his point is that they should be rendering their selves to God. When it comes to what people owe God, Jesus is saying, we are all in the very highest tax bracket. …”

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erek Dooley is obviously the face of Tennessee football. The head coach is very definitely the captain of the Volunteer enterprise and manager of all details, large, medium and small. Assistant coaches don’t do a lot of tall talking but they are not hidden. Perhaps you have seen them a few times and read or heard their occasional comments. They are very valuable and are paid well but don’t say much for public consumption. Graduate assistant Chino Fontenette doesn’t say anything. Behind the coaching staff in the carefully organized UT organization is a layer of key support people. They are very real and useful, perhaps vital. They are almost never in the news. Director of football operations is Brad Pendergrass, Dooley’s firm right hand in the office, responsible for many projects and the implementation of an assortment of Derek

ideas. Brad, 34, has an interesting background, 10 years behind the scenes with Phillip Fulmer, from student manager to key recruiting aide on campus. I recall when he had a large U.S. map on his office wall with all airports clearly identified. One of his missions then was to land the coach as close as possible to target prospects. Reduce driving time. Smart, very smart. Pendergrass eventually moved on to the football office at Mississippi State and then to Wisconsin before returning home. Heather Ervin is assistant director of football operations. This Sweetwater woman attends to the several things – housing, summer jobs, academic monitoring, game management. She helps with recruiting when prospects visit. She is the outfront connection when parents come around. She played basketball at Troy U. Kris Ann Hawkins, director

of on-campus recruiting, coordinates correspondence with prospects. A few years ago, she started the Orange Pride program, an ensemble of sharp students who served as university ambassadors. A couple of members, supposedly out of bounds during the adventures of Lane Kiffin, Ed Orgeron and David Reaves, attracted the attention of NCAA investigators. That Kris Ann is still here means she didn’t have anything to do with the missteps. Andre Lott is a bit more visible. This former Volunteer defensive back, a team captain in 2001, is coordinator of the very promising Vol for Life program – all about football players’ personal growth, life skills, career plans plus character and spiritual development. Lott’s job is to explain the concept, promote it, sell it, support and encourage and provide other leadership as needed. The better Lott does, the greater the projected benefits for all concerned – individuals, team, university, community, state, country and maybe the world. Vols for Life could be really big. Jason McVeigh is director of sports medicine. That is a sophisticated title for what used to be the team trainer. He is who Vols see when they are sick or hurting. He also does preventive maintenance. Big-league

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e’re sitting on eggs at our house. We’ve been at it for about two weeks now, since about March 22. My Granny Collier would have called it “setting.” Actually, Spouse and I aren’t doing the setting; it’s a big mama red-shouldered hawk and her helpful mate doing the work. But we’re watching and waiting right along with them. They have been raising a family in our woods every spring for seven years now. It’s like having a nest of wrens or robins, on an industrial scale. Sometimes they remodel and reuse the previous year’s nest, but this year they decided (undoubtedly the mama bird decided) to start over on a new nest. They began a month ago, high up in a big wild cherry tree. I first caught on to the new accommodations when I saw one of the birds out in a spruce tree in the side yard, near the house. I thought she might be checking on our feeders for a possible quick snack, but, no, she was plucking selected green-needled twigs from the tree. With a beak full, off she flew. Aha! Nest building. Once we found the nest construction site, we could put the old 20x spotting scope on it from our foyer and just leave it there to

watch daily progress and goingson as we went back and forth. In addition to big and small sticks fussily placed, positioned, and arranged, there were lots of evergreen sprigs woven in, spruce and cedar. Several people have suggested that the aromatic twigs might help keep bugs away, like in your cedar-lined closet. Maybe so. But now comes the boring part: setting. At least incubating human mamas can get out and about while the neat little package is developing. If you’re a bird, though, you have to watch those eggs like a hawk, so to speak. Crows, blue jays and squirrels just love unattended birds’ eggs. And, the eggs have to be kept constantly warm in the chilly, damp March and April weather. It takes 28 days for the rascals to hatch, and the parents share the setting duties. We’ve seen the changing of the guard. One bird will fly in, they will shuffle around for a minute or two, then the setting one will fly away, and the relieving one will settle down on the eggs. We watched the poor, faithful, determined bird on the evening of the March 26 as the heavy winds blew and the rain poured down. You could almost read its mind, something

qualifications: honors graduate in biology from UT in ’96 plus masters in physical therapy from Duke. McVeigh joined the UT staff in the Fulmer era, moved up at the first opportunity and survived coaching changes. There is no greater recommendation of training skills. Dr. Chris Klenck is team physician. He has degrees from Purdue and Indiana and the stamp of approval from Peyton Manning. Klenck was once a medical assistant with the Indianapolis Colts. He has worked at NFL scouting combines and NCAA championship events. Not incidentally, he was the chief resident physician at Indiana University Medical Center before joining the Vols. Allison Maurer has an interesting task, persuading Volunteers to eat more broccoli and spinach and less biscuits and gravy. She is team nutritionist, a relatively unique position. A few hundred schools don’t have one. Allison has a serious job. She is responsible for healthy diets and who eats what when the goal is weight gain or loss, depending on whether Dooley wants a particular player for defensive tackle or wide receiver. Roger Frazier is equipment manager. He has been around

long enough that his name is on the equipment room. Twentyeight years will earn recognition for a good man. Roger is responsible for pads and hard hats, sleek britches and three or more colors of jerseys. He assists adidas in new product development. Joe Harrington has been technology coordinator for only 20 years. This magician compiles and edits game and practice video for coaches. Steve Rubio reviews miles of tape in the first round of recruiting evaluation. Scott Altizer monitors the walk-on program and directs coaching clinics and summer camps. Jimmy Stanton, associate athletic director, manages football news. Dooley is editor. Condredge Holloway, 57, is the best-known name on the support staff and the most famous ex-Vol at the university. The former quarterback, among the most exciting in history, is an assistant athletic director in charge of player relations. He is the link to former lettermen. If you missed him as the Artful Dodger, an escape artist on football fields, you can see him now as the title star of the Kenny Chesney made-for-TV production, “The Color Orange.” Condredge Holloway is Chapter 10 in “Legends of the Tennessee Vols,” the Marvin West coffee-table book of feature stories and photographs. Signed copies are $25. Details at

like, “Who said having eggs is a blessing?’ All this setting does eventually come to an end, and as in human families, that’s when things really get lively. It takes six weeks for the fluffy, goofy and nearly helpless hatchlings to become full-sized, feathered creatures, ready to be taught the skills of flying and hunting for a living. All that growing that happens in just six short weeks (imagine growing a newborn infant to a high-schooler in nine months!) requires lots of feeding, a really whole lot of feeding. So then you watch the scope every day to see what delicacies the parent birds bring in for lunch – lizards, rats, big snakes – yummy stuff. At first the parents carefully nip off bits of meat and poke it in the little fluff-balls’ mouths. But, as the young ones grow and get stronger, hungrier and more quarrelsome, (sound familiar?) the parents just toss the prey into the nest and let them go at it. And then one fine day, amidst a lot of calling and shrieking and flapping, off the nest they come, out into the big world. You can only wonder at what it must be like to take your first leap off that nest and feel the air holding you up as you look around at everything you’ve been watching all the six weeks of your life now going by beneath you. Young raptors aren’t born knowing how to hunt; they have to be taught by their parents. And estimates by the experts are that only about one in four succeed in learning their skills well enough to survive. It’s evident in the ones we’ve observed. Some

seem to get it, some don’t. We had one year when the two full-sized young hawks apparently thought they were robins. They would sit around on the lawn, watch the robins, and pick around looking for worms, much to the dismay of the parents, who would hop, flap and call, trying to get them to come and learn lizard-catching, or some other useful hawk skill. Goodness knows what became of that pair. As I write, one of the birds is settled down in the new nest, looking around, glad that the sun is shining today but longing to be soaring in the blue morning sky. Take heart, bird, they’ll be off the nest in just two months. We wish you good fortune with your new family.

News item: The high season of birding is at hand. Spring migration, courtship and nesting will be happening in the next couple of months. Join Tony Headrick and numerous other birders, beginner to skilled, on Sharp’s Ridge on some Thursday mornings in April. They will meet at the old ranger’s house at 7:30 or so, on April 15, 22, and 29. There will be lots of good birds to be seen; stay for 30 minutes or two hours, as you wish. And don’t forget how close you are to other great birding places: Chuck Swan Wildlife Management Area, Ijams Nature Center, Norris Songbird Trail, the newlypaved Cades Cove loop and your own neighborhood. Hooray for spring!

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Serving Knoxville as One Nonprofit initiative unites churches By Natalie Lester Every community in Knoxville could use improvement and that is exactly what nonprofit Operation InAsMuch plans to do with the Serving Knoxville as One initiative this Saturday, April 9. “A lot of people want to help and improve the community, but they don’t know how,” said LaVerne Craig, who serves on the initiative’s steering committee. “We facilitate that.” Serving Knoxville as One allows local churches to get outside of the building walls and work in the community. As a result, those who need help receive it, and workers form lasting relationships for continued support. Craig estimates between 40 and 50 groups will participate this weekend. “There have been so many budget cuts that agencies and nonprofits are suffering to meet their needs,” Craig said. “We get things done that otherwise wouldn’t happen. Many people find their passion for serving and build a relationship so they can be there when the organization needs help again.” Jobs vary from home repair and landscaping to sorting clothes at local thrift stores. Each of the churches involved has a coordinator who organizes the group’s ac-

Easter egg hunts ■ Christ UMC, 7535 Maynardville Pike, will host an Easter egg hunt 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, April 23. There will be games, a cakewalk, door prizes and a chance to meet the Easter bunny. ■ Shepherd of the Hills Baptist Church, 400 East Beaver Creek Drive, will have an egg hunt and free lunch 1 p.m. Saturday, April 23. Info: 947-7151. ■ Clapp’s Chapel UMC, 7420 Clapp’s Chapel Road in Corryton, will have an egg hunt 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16. Everyone is invited.

CONDOLENCES ■ Mynatt Funeral Homes Inc. (922-9195 or 688-2331): Alvin K. Blankenship DeMarcus “Mark” Burgin Thomas Sevier Cox Emerald Ruby Bates Gadd Rubyl Jessie Hale Johnson Freda Ella Karnes Noble Mantooth Junior McGinnis Carol Ann Meadows Pauline Morgan John Henry Redmond Sr. ■ Stevens Mortuary (524-0331): Delmer Keener Harris Estalene “Mokey” Strange McKinney

WORSHIP NOTES Easter services ■ Hoitt Avenue Baptist Church, 2121 Hoitt Ave., will present its Easter program “Peter’s Witness” at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 9, and 8 p.m. Sunday, April 10. ■ Shepherd of the Hills Baptist Church, 400 East Beaver Creek Drive, will have a fellowship meal and showing of the film “The Passion” beginning 6 p.m. Friday, April 22; an egg hunt and free lunch 1 p.m. Saturday, April 23; and a “Celebrating the Resurrection” service 10:45 a.m. Sunday, April 24. Info: 947-7151. ■ Bookwalter UMC, 4218 Central Avenue Pike, will host “The Easter Experience” for children in 4th and 5th grades 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 16. There will be Bible stories, crafts, snacks and science. Info: 689-3349. ■ Mount Harmony Baptist Church, 819 Raccoon Valley Road. NE in Heiskell, will present an Easter play 6 p.m. Sunday, April 17. Everyone is invited. ■ Christ UMC, 7535 Maynardville Pike, will present a Choir Easter Concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 17; Maundy Thursday service will be held 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21; and Good Friday service will be held 3 p.m. Friday, April 22. Sunday, April 24, sunrise service will be held 7 a.m., gospel service at 8:45, contemporary service at 9:45 and traditional service at 11. ■ Clapp’s Chapel UMC, 7420 Clapp’s Chapel Road, will

tivities. Operation InAsMuch developed a project list for the leaders and many have also recruited on their own. For example, Craig compiled projects for Faith Promise Church and made cold calls to organizations she thought might be interested. “We’re always open to extend a hand to whoever needs help,” she said. “They were all so happy to get my call. Usually calls come in for them to give help, but there we were offering it to them.” The Knoxville Leadership Foundation will also be participating with its Operation Backyard ministry. Executive director Dan Myers said his group was able to serve 74 homeowners during last year’s event. He believes this work is more important than any amount of money. “Money is great,” he said. “But volunteers are just as important. It doesn’t matter how many grants you have, if you don’t have the manpower you can’t do anything.” Myers also pointed out how important it was for all of Knoxville to thrive, not just one part of town. “I live in West Knoxville, but people downtown and in East Knoxville are still my neighbors,” he said. “Every community must be equally strong for Knoxville as a whole to benefit.” To get involved, contact Operation InAsMuch at 922-0791, or see if your local church has a group participating.

host a Sunrise Service 7 a.m. Sunday, April 24. Breakfast will be hosted by the men’s group following the service. Everyone is invited.

Community services ■ Dante Church of God, 410 Dante School Road, will distribute food boxes 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 9, or until boxes are gone. You must be present to receive a box; one box per household. Info: 689-4829.

Fundraisers and sales ■ North Acres Baptist Church, 5803 Millertown Pike, will host a rummage sale 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 8-9. All proceeds go to church ministries. Info: Mike, 335-0072. ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, will have a Youth Spring Craft Fair 9 a.m.

Missing our loved ones Our Halls and Fountain City communities lost several good people over the past two weeks. Among them was Clara Crocker, a very special lady who will be missed by husband, David; son, Andy; daughter, Emily; four grandchildren and a host of friends. C.S. Needham, 91, was a stalwart member of Central Baptist Church of Fountain City. His family meant a lot to him and was proud of his service to our country during World War II as a pilot over Germany. He now joins his wife, Mary Ellen. Thomas Sevier Cox was a member of Fountain City United Methodist Church and served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and the Korean War. Noble Luther Mantooth, 75, was a member of Sharon Baptist Church. He joined the Air Force at age 17 and

to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9. All proceeds benefit the youth ministry’s mission trip to Richmond, Va. Info: 690-1060.

Run Road in Luttrell, will have its regular singing at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 9. All are welcome.

■ New Fellowship Church will have a rummage sale at the corner of Pine Drive and Highway 33, across from the new Paulette Elementary School, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday and Friday, April 7-8. Info: the Rev. Willis Daugherty, 254-3447.

■ The WMU of Faithway Baptist Church, 4402 Crippen Road, will host a parking lot gospel singing 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 9, featuring The Crownsmen, The Chords and many more. Refreshments will be sold to benefit WMU. All invited.

■ Bethel Baptist Church, will host a golf tournament fundraiser 1 p.m. Friday, April 8, at Three Ridges Golf Course. Proceeds from the event will benefit church members’ mission trips to Ukraine. To register: 216-5721.Norwood UMC, 2110 Merchants Drive, will hold a rummage sale 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 9, to benefit the work of the United Methodist Women. Info: 687-9264.

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over the years took care of his family and friends. Rubyl Johnson, 87, a member of Salem Baptist Church, has joined her husband, Kenneth. Dorothy Prater, 94, of Halls has joined her husband, Willie. She belonged to Crossroads Presbyterian Church. Lorine Weaver, 84, of the Baptist faith, has joined her husband, Frank. Bill Phipps, 57, attended both Beaver Dam and Temple Baptist churches. He leaves his parents, son and other family and friends. Marie Ates Franklin,

91, graduated from Central High School and worked for AT&T for 40 years. She and E.Y. were married for 52 years. Her family and friends were special to her. Eddie Lee Ingle, 64, passed away with his family at his side. He was retired from the city of Knoxville and leaves wife Carolyn, sons and friends. Hazel Gaines Rogers, also a Central High School graduate, was married to husband Jim for 56 years. She leaves a daughter, son and grandchildren. Thomas “Tom” Gresham, Central High graduate, served his country in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by daughters and friends. Bill Wilkerson, 82, a member of Christ United Methodist Church and Beaver Brook Country Club, was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War.

will host the Washam Family in concert 10 a.m. Sunday, April 10. ■ Faithway Baptist Church, 4402 Crippen Rd., will present The Chords during its 11 a.m. service Sunday, April 10. Everyone is invited. ■ Knoxville Christian Arts Ministries will present “The Ungrateful Servant” 6 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church. Free admission. ■ New Beverly Baptist Church,

3320 New Beverly Church Road, will host Eternal Vision in concert 6 p.m. Sunday, April 10. Love offering will be taken. Info/directions: www. or 546-000.

Revivals ■ Faith Temple Church of God, 1706 Cecil Ave., will hold revival services Sunday through Wednesday, April 1013. Sunday services begin at 6 p.m. and weekday services begin at 7 p.m. Info: 922-5448.


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Why was the First Creek flood so bad? Observers disagree By Betty Bean Broadway business owners have cleaned up the mess and reopened their doors after the Feb. 28 deluge, but the worst Fountain City flooding in a half-century has left questions in its wake. Sarah Jane Ausmus, owner of JA Travel, has lived through three floods during the 35 years she’s been in business in Fountain City, but the most recent one, which washed 15 inches of contaminated water into her Broadway office, beat anything she’d ever seen. She and her daughters Rhonda Southers and Karen Defenderfer did what they could to stop the rising water from seeping under their door, but when a Dumpster floated by, they knew they had no choice but to leave. “It took all our might to open the door,” Ausmus said. “It was knee-deep water and after I left, Rhonda called me and said the plate glass window broke. It came in like the tide.” Across the street at Free Service Tire, service man-

Rhonda Southers, Sarah Jane Ausmus and Karen Defenderfer pose in their refurbished JA Travel office. Photos by Betty Bean ager Andrew Mitchell had been watching water flow northward down Broadway and drain into the creek at West Woodrow Avenue. Suddenly, First Creek overflowed its banks just south of his store, and water converged from all directions. He ended up with 22 inches and a broken plate glass window. Both Mitchell and Ausmus said the wake created by heavy vehicles plowing through the water caused their windows to burst. County Commissioner R. Larry Smith was sitting through that body’s long monthly meeting while wa-

ter crept up on a big office building he owns near the I-640 interchange about a half mile south of JA Travel. “Water got up underneath the garage, but didn’t make it into any of the offices,” Smith said, throwing in a zinger against the city’s handling of the much-delayed First Creek project another mile north at Emoriliand/Fairmont. “I wonder if we would have gotten flooded, if that road project had been finished, if we would have been in better shape…” “No,” says stormwater activist James McMillan.

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Caleb Dalton Albright celebrated his third birthday with family and friends Saturday, March 26, with a Batman party at home. His parents are Beth and Chad Albright of Corryton. His grandparents are Karren Cox, Bill and Brenda Weaver and Kathy Jones. His great-grandmother is Myrtle Weaver. Caleb has an older brother, Caden.

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“The water that got Larry’s building was coming down White’s Creek from the county, and it’s increased flow from all the new residential projects he’s voted in. As a matter of fact, at that very meeting, there he was, voting for developers instead of looking at the bigger picture.” Former City Council member Carlene Malone, who made flood control a personal cause during her years in office, says downstream flood projects are a waste of time when the assumptions on which they are based are a moving target. “Maybe (the delayed project caused) a minimal, minimal contribution, but let’s be very honest. There are places like Home Federal Bank (at Broadway and Woodrow) that are going to be in jeopardy because of our karst terrain and sinkholes, and there’s no amount of money in the world that’s going to get First Creek in some condition where flooding is not going to occur if you don’t handle additional development. “What people don’t understand is this: it doesn’t matter how many creek im-

Halls High School graduate and Rhodes College senior John Pevy has been selected to participate in the Emerson National Hunger Fellowship program, presented by the Congressional Hunger Center. Pevy is one of 20 selected for the 11-month program. Fellows are placed for half their term of service with urban and rural community-based organizations all over the country involved in fighting hunger at the local

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run, no matter how many tens of millions you spend. It’s like pouring water into a funnel. It’s for so many ounces per second. If you exceed that it’s going to top over.”

REUNIONS ■ USS Albany Association will hold its 22nd annual reunion Sunday through Friday, Oct. 9-14, at the Glenstone Lodge in Gatlinburg. The association is currently looking for shipmates who served on one of the USS Albany ships (CA123, CG10, SSN753). Info: Dick Desrochers, 603-594-9798, or ■ Halls High class of 1965 will hold its 46th reunion Saturday, June 25, on the Star of Knoxville Riverboat. Boarding at 6:30 p.m. and departure at 7. Cost is $43.75 per person for the dinner and cruise. Info: Elaine Wolfenbarger, 256-6292. ■ Woodhill Reunion will be held 6 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at Old Pleasant Fellowship Hall. Bring covered dish and drinks. Info: Phyllis Summers, 922-2884, or Betty Effler, 982-0174.

Breakfast at Bright Hope Masonic Lodge Bright Hope Masonic Lodge, 5400 N. Broadway, next to Central Baptist Church, will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast 7-10 a.m. Saturday, April 9, to benefit its charity fund. Cost is $5 and the food includes eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, coffee and orange juice.

Women’s League to hold Dogwood luncheon The Halls Women’s League will host its annual Dogwood Luncheon and Spring Plant Sale beginning at noon Saturday, April 16, at Beaver Brook Country Club. Tickets are $25. The event includes lunch, a style show, an art show from students at Halls Middle and Halls High, and a chance to purchase new spring bedding plants and hanging baskets. The plants are being supplied by the Halls High horticulture department. Info/tickets: 922-1954.

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Emerald Youth Foundation launches new initiative The Emerald Youth Foundation (EYF) has launched a new initiative to focus more attention on 18- to 25-yearolds with an emphasis on their calling and career. The foundation’s JustLead and Emerald Sports programs will continue to be the main ways in which elementary, middle and high school youth are served. Anticipated new initiatives for young adults will include apprenticeship/intern opportunities and the training of life coaches to assist a students’ transition to young adulthood. As part of the new initiative, Emerald Youth Foundation is seeking individuals willing to serve the ministry by volunteering time, energy and resources. Info: 637-3227 or visit www.

Dr. Bill Conklin to speak at KFL Dr. Bill Conklin will be the guest speaker for the Knoxville Fellowship Luncheon at noon Tuesday, April 5. The KFL is a group of Christian Dr. Bill Conklin men and women that meets weekly at the Golden Corral in Powell.

Senior co-ed softball league The Senior Co-Ed Softball League will start its fourth season 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at Knoxville Caswell Park, 620 Winona St. There is

■ The East Tennessee Association for Female Executives (ETAFE) will meet 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, at the Orangery. Guest speaker Dr. Joe Nowell Jr., compounding pharmacist, will share the latest research on natural supplements versus prescription medications. Info and RSVP: ■ The Longstreet-Zollicoffer Camp 87, Sons of Confederate Veterans will meet 2 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at the East Tennessee Historical Society on Gay Street. Guest speaker David Madden will present “Charging Into the Civil War Bicentennial” before the meeting. Everyone is invited. ■ The Vikings of the Smokies will meet 4-6 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at Faith Lutheran Church in Farragut for a “Taste of Sweden” Smorgasbord. Admission is $5 ($3 for children ages 5-10, free for ages 5 and under). RSVP required by Wednesday, April 6. Email Arlene Christopherson at

Goodwill celebrates 40 years Stephanie Lakins, young adult coordinator at Emerald Avenue UMC (front, kneeling) is pictured with (middle row) Chara Morris, Janise Vincent, Stacey Bussell, Chris Vincent; (back) Jerrel Johnson and daughter Nadia, Colby Earles and Brandon Matteson at the Emerald Youth Foundation. Photo submitted

no fee to play. The league is open to women 55 and older and men 60 and older of all skill levels. Walk-ons are welcome. Info: 4292044, 675-3296, 621-3096 or www.knoxseniorsoftball. com.

Adult spelling bee The fifth annual Rotary Club of Farragut Adult Spelling Bee will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at the Clayton Performing Arts Center on the Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State Community College. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Scott Firebaugh, winner of the National Adult Spelling Bee, will be the pronouncer. Tickets are $5 or the donation of used prescription eyeglasses for Knoxville-area Lions Clubs. Cost of admission includes dinner.

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Halls High golf tournament The Halls High School Stadium Club will host its second annual golf tournament Saturday, July 16, at Three Ridges Golf Course. Lunch and free range balls begin at 1 p.m., with a shotgun start at 2 p.m. Fee is $300 per team or $75 per person to be added

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Senior tennis tournament upcoming The Senior Doubles Tennis Tournament, formerly the Jack Murphy tournament, will be held April 1517, at Fort Sanders Health and Fitness Center, 270 Fort Sanders West Blvd. Pick up entry forms at area racquet clubs. Deadline to enter is Monday, April 11. Info: Ray Weeden, 9220974.



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Goodwill Industries’ 40th annual Knoxville Awards Luncheon will be held noon Wednesday, April 13, at the Hilton-Downtown Knoxville. The celebration will honor employees, individuals and community leaders who have contributed to the success of 2010’s training and rehabilitation services. Everyone is invited. Tickets are $20, which includes the awards presentation and lunch. This year, honorees include Skills Training Student of the Year Danielle Harshaw, Most Improved Client of the Year Jhoneshia Weston, Worker of the Year Doug Stooksbury and School Student of the Year J.W. Penwell. Employer of the Year is Tommy Nobis Center/HUD, Corporate Sponsor of the Year is Partners Development and Volunteer of the Year is Tyler Ivens. Info: 588-8567 or visit

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■ Friendship Force International will hold its monthly meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at First Presbyterian Church on State Street. Guest speaker Danny Hinson, director of the Center for Global Education and associate professor of TESL at CarsonNewman college, will discuss the schools’ programs on global education. Everyone is invited. ■ Speechmasters Advanced Toastmasters Club will meet 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, at Shoney’s on Walker Spring Blvd. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Info: Yuko Komata, 272-9818.

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Lightning strikes in North Carolina The Knox County Lightning brought home a first place trophy in the Mayberry March Madness Tournament in North Carolina. Team members pictured are: (front) Kia Ivory, Holly Hagood, Gracie Maybry, Carley Shuler, Keisha Baylis; (back) Kinsey Clark, Jada Johnson, Chanler Geer, Taylor Thurman and Kaci Mitchell. Photo submitted

SPORTS NOTES ■ The second annual Coach Rusty Bradley Quarterback-Receiver Clinic will be held 6-7 p.m. Monday, April 4, at Christian Academy of Knoxville for current 5th-7th graders. Info: Jeff Taylor, 765-2119.

Brickey McCloud kindergarten students Regan Rhyne and Ayden Adams clean the old fire engine at the car wash during the performance of Alphabet Rescue. Photos by Ruth White

■ Chris Newsom Preseason Classic for open/travel teams 5U-14U will be held Friday through Sunday, April 8-10, at Halls Community Park. Info: 992-5404 or email

Camryn Nichols gets a big sponge ready to wash cars during the song “Car Wash” at Brickey-McCloud. The kindergarten students performed “Alphabet Rescue” as principal Robbie Norman read the children’s book by Audrey and Bruce Wood.

■ Baseball tournament, Halls Community Park, 5U-14U, Friday through Sunday, April 15-17. Info: 992-5504 or ■ The 13th annual Halls/Powell Golf Invitational will be held 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 23, at Beaver Brook Golf and Country Club. A complimentary lunch will be served. Entry fee is $250, $190 of which is tax deductible. Register: or call Josh Yarbrough, 232-1218. ■ Skills development basketball clinics for boys and girls ages 6 to 12 will be held in two sessions. Info: 242-3354.

AARP driver safety classes For registration info about these and all other AARP driver safety classes, call Barbara Manis, 922-5648. ■ Wednesday and Thursday, April 6-7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oak Ridge Senior Center, 728 Emery Valley Road, Oak Ridge. ■ Thursday and Friday, April 14-15, noon to 4 p.m., Halls Senior Center, 4410 Crippen Road. ■ Thursday and Friday, April 14-15, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cora Veal Senior Center, 144 College St., Madisonville. ■ Wednesday and Thursday, April 20-21, noon to 4 p.m., Cheyenne Conference Room, 944 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge. ■ Wednesday, April 20, 1-5 p.m., and Thursday, April 21, noon to 4 p.m., Jefferson City Senior Center, 807 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson City. ■ Tuesday, April 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesday, April 27, 1-5 p.m. Buckingham Clubhouse, 7303 Manderly Way. ■ Wednesday, April 27, and Friday, April 29, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Morristown Senior Center, 841 Lincoln Ave., Morristown. ■ Thursday and Friday, April 28-29, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Everett Senior Center, 702 Burchfield Drive, Maryville.

Lights, camera, read! By Ruth White The kindergarten classes at Brickey-McCloud Elementary presented “Alphabet Rescue” adapted from the book by Audrey and Bruce Wood. Students sang snappy tunes and used props to tell a tale of the biggest rescue in town. The show is an opportunity for the kindergarten parents to see the progress of their children and for the students to apply skills learned in the classroom.

Emma Franklin, Alex Cristelous and Weston Wright portray real life heroes during the opening song, “Hero” by Mariah Carey. Other musical numbers performed by the students included “Bye, Bye, Bye,” “Celebrate,” “Ring of Fire” and “Another One Bites the Dust.”

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Market Square goes ‘Idol’ Students vie for chance at Nashville experience By Ruth White Leah Bunch is living a dream that few experience. The Gibbs High senior will compete for a Nashville recording session at the first “CTE Goes Idol” Friday, April 8, on Market Square. She won the school “Gibbs Goes Idol” talent show last month and earned a spot in CTE’s (Career and Technical Education) competition.

Gibbs High senior Leah Bunch will represent her school at the “CTE Goes Idol” Friday April 8 on Market Square. Photo by Ruth White

Gibbs Eagles Bunch has been interested in music since she was young and began taking piano lessons. One day, the 7-year-old announced to her mother that she wanted to take singing lessons. “My mom always supported me and embraced what I wanted to do,” she said. So the singing lessons began. In addition to her music, Bunch played sports in middle and high school but put those activities on the back burner her senior year to concentrate

on her true passion. “Sports were more for the friendships with me,” she said. “Honestly, I was better at music than sports.” She plans a future in music and wants to be the best that she can be. What does the future hold for Bunch? She plans to study music at either Carson-Newman College or Pellissippi State and become a music teacher. Her former Gibbs High

music teacher Leslie Graves was an inspiration to her and made music a “blast.” Bunch taught herself to play the guitar two years ago. She has also tried her hand at writing music but knows that her talents lie in singing and playing the guitar. Bunch attends Corryton Church and is big in her faith. “I am so blessed to attend a church that allows me to sing and lead worship with the youth.” At the competition, each performer will sing in hopes of winning the grand prize trip to Nashville. Bunch plans to perform a song that is vulnerable but fun and tells a story of scars and secrets people hide. She selected the song because she knows many people who put up a front and are afraid to show their true personalities. Admission is free for the night of festivities, which will be moved to Fulton High School in case of inclement weather.

Diamond Eagles fall to Anthony Wayne Gibbs catcher Caleb Caldwell grabs a strike from pitcher Zach Ogle during last Tuesday’s game against the Anthony Wayne High School of Whitehouse, Ohio. The Eagles fell to the Generals 12-4. Photo by Ruth White

A servant’s heart for children Green selected Ritta’s Teacher of Year By Ruth White

Ritta Elementary special education teacher Elizabeth “Libba” Green’s huge smile and bubbly personality can fill a room. Her passion for working with special needs students is immeasurable. Green began her teaching career at Berkeley Intermediate in South Carolina after her May 1995 graduation from Carson-Newman College. She later moved to Tennessee and worked at Halls Middle and Ridgedale Alternative School before landing at Ritta this year. Gibbs High senior Zack Batts signs to play baseball at the University of the Cumberlands. PicA career in teaching special tured at the signing are (front): Kayla Batts, Beverly Batts, Zack, Jeff Batts; (back) Gibbs High education was an easy choice athletic director Jeff Thomas; Gibbs coaches Tyler Kitts, Chris Jones, Geff Davis; and University for Green. Both of her grandof the Cumberlands recruiter Derek Lewis. Photo by Ruth White mothers were teachers and influenced her career choice. Her paternal grandmother taught hearing impaired students for 36 years in South that the Gibbs baseball team On the fi eld, Batts does it all By Ruth White Carolina and impacted her is an elite program.” for the Eagle team. “He can Gibbs High center fielder Batts hopes to contribute steal, hits for average and hits desire to help others. Zack Batts will continue his Teaching children with baseball career at the Uni- to the UC team using lessons for power,” said Davis. special needs requires a heart learned at Gibbs. “We were The staff at the Univerversity of the Cumberlands in Kentucky next season. taught to never give up and sity of the Cumberlands was to serve. Green doesn’t feel The two-year varsity starter that everyone works together impressed with Batts and that she does anything in her believes that he fits into the classroom more special than selected UC because it was as a team.” a small, quiet place and the He plans to study educa- ideal of a UC student. “We other teachers but credits her background of the baseball tion and one day coach high look forward to having him on success in the classroom to program was good. school sports. Batts credits campus,” said recruiter Derek attitude. “When children ask why I am nice and smile so “It’s a nice campus,” he his football coach Brad Conley Lewis. and baseball coach Geff Davis said. After graduation, Batts much, I tell them it’s because The diamond Eagles won for being role models that he knows that he will miss be- I’m happy and love what I do.” ing around his friends, the Green feels lucky to be able to the state tournament last admires. “Zack is a steady, max- Friday night football games teach children every day. season and this year, nothing “I think it’s important to less is acceptable. “This senior effort player,” said Davis. “He and baseball games. “It’s been 1 3/9/2011 names I’ve made know all the students’ class would like to go out with was an integral part of our like a brotherhood. back-to-back state champi- state championship team and some good friends and formed so when I see them in the hallway I can greet them.” onships and leave a tradition is a dependable center fielder.” some strong bonds.”

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Elizabeth Green was selected as Ritta Elementary School’s teacher of the year by her co-workers. Photo by Ruth White She also believes in praising her students whenever possible. Even as adults, she knows that we all want to hear nice things said about what we have done. When Green was notified that she was selected teacher of the year, she cried. “Very dramatic, I know, but I did,” she said. Being a new staff member at the school and being selected for such an honor was touching to her. 11:35:02 GreenAM considers teaching at Ritta a wonderful opportunity. Staff members are wel-

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Biology students study First Creek By Betty Bean Central High School biology teacher Mary Jane Kirkham wasn’t sure what her freshmen were going to find when they got down into the water on their field trip

Central Bobcats to First Creek. They walked over from the school to a spot near the skate park last Tuesday morning, donned waders and boots provided by CAC AmeriCorps workers Ellen Baker, Molly Andrews and Jen Bowe, and were joined by TWRC naturalist Bruce Bauer, who was going to administer jolts of electricity to the aquatic life so they could find out what is there. Since they were looking at an area of the creek just a few blocks south of the source (the big spring in Fountain City Park), Kirkham said the water should be expected to relatively clean, except for one thing: Fountain City’s beloved lake. “There’s going to be a lot of fecal coliform washing in from the duck pond,” Kirkham said.

AmeriCorps Water Quality Team member Jen Bowe watches Bruce Bauer of the BHD Environmental apply a shock stick to a small area of First Creek. Central High School biology students Courtney Russell, Calvin Weaver and Elliott Robinson stand at a safe distance. The class was going to count fish species and benthic macroinvertebrates (aquatic insects, crustaceans and insects). Since some fish and benthics are

more sensitive to pollution than others, what they found would be very telling. “We’d be very happy if we found things like darters, since they are pretty pol-

lution-intolerant,” Andres said. At the end of the day, they found creek chub, stonerollers, striped shiners, blacknose dace, white suckers and snubnose darters. Most of these are fairly pollutionresistant, so it wasn’t surprising that they turned up in the students’ nets. But a 5-inch rock bass got everyone excited because it is somewhat pollution intolerant and no one expected to find such a big specimen in an urban creek with sketchy reputation. Add that to an inventory of caddisfly, dobsonfly, cranefly and mayfly larvae along with leeches, snails and a bunch of crawdads, and this section of First Creek looks relatively healthy. Freshman Paige Parker learned a lot. “It was a good educational experience,” she said. “We learned how many kinds of fish there are in the environment around us. I didn’t know we had anything in like this our little creek. … We put a pretty good amount in the cooler, and we let them back in the creek when we were done.”

Softball star Aryssa Puckett in ‘Idol’ contest By Betty Bean Ace center fielder Aryssa Puckett will be channeling Alicia Keyes when she takes the Market Square stage Friday, April 8, at “CTE Goes Idol” to compete against 12 other Knox County students for a Nashville recording session and a spot on stage at the Tennessee Valley Fair. Sponsored by Knox County Schools Career and Technical Education, the show will be hosted by Jack Ryan of WIVK Radio and will include a concert headlined by Gibbs High

Aryssa Puckett School graduate Stephen Hunley. Aryssa, who has a scholarship to play softball at Union

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Shannondale Elementary’s teacher of the year, Amy Schumpert. Photo by Ruth White

Shannondale is home to Schumpert By Ruth White Shannondale Elementary teacher Amy Schumpert is a Fountain City girl. She attended Shannondale, Gresham and Central before heading to the University of Tennessee. Her roots run deep and she loves working in her community. “When I was in kindergarten, I wrote in a memory book that I wanted to be a teacher,” she said. Schumpert was in the first kindergarten class to go through Shannondale and her group was the last 6th grade class in the school. After graduating from Central High, she attended UT and studied communications and advertising. During her last semester, she changed gears and began working toward her teaching degree. Schumpert has taught for 19 years and has been at Shannondale for the last six years. Although she taught 1st grade for nine years, she enjoys teaching at the 3rd grade level. “I still see a lot of growth in 3rd grade,” she

said. “The children are eager to try new things and are still sweet.” The classroom has changed a lot since Schumpert attended Shannondale, but she tries to incorporate technology into daily learning. “My students are very helpful when I use the ActivBoard in the room.” The family-type atmosphere at Shannondale is one reason Schumpert loves her job. “I live here, my friends from high school have children here,” she said. “Shannondale has such a family atmosphere.” Being named teacher of the year at the school she once attended is a huge honor to Schumpert. “I was flattered to be selected from a group of wonderful, hard working teachers.” In addition to her contributions in the classroom, Schumpert tutors students after school and mentors new teachers. Personally, she works on her golf game with her dad and enjoys traveling to Montreal to visit with her sister.


Busy year for music program Choral department to perform ‘A Night among the Stars’ By Jake Mabe “Extremely busy” is how Halls High music teacher Elizabeth Williams describes the choral department’s school year.

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SCHOOL NOTES ■ Kindergarten roundup will be held Tuesday, April 5. Children 5-years-old on or before Sept. 30, 2011, are eligible for kindergarten during the 2011-2012 school year. Parents need to bring child’s birth certificate, Social Security card, Tennessee school immunization certificate complete and signed by a physician and proof of residency in school zone (utility bill or telephone bill with name and address). Times for roundup are listed by individual school.

and activities, food, drawings for door prizes and more, all in an alcohol and drug-free environment.

Gresham Middle ■ The PTSA is hosting a campaign to “Stack the Amps” for a new sound system in the gym and school auditorium. Anyone interested in making a donation can contact the school, 689-1430.

Halls Elementary ■ Kindergarten roundup will be held Tuesday, April 5 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. or 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Registration packets are available in the school office. The time capsule sealed in 1986 will be opened on Saturday, May 21. Anyone who worked at, attended or is connected to the school is invited to attend. A reception will follow the historic event. Time to be determined.

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The Madrigals alone performed 30 times during the Christmas holiday. Spring break meant a trip to New York. And they recently wrapped up a producWilliams tion of “The Secret Garden,” for which they’d been preparing since January. “During tech week (prior to the performances), we were here until after 10 every night,” Williams says. “This is a fabulous group of kids.” Williams teaches the female choir, the Madrigals and the concert choir. She says playing the piano was the way she expressed herself as an introverted child. It led to a career. “In my church, I started working with the children’s choirs,” she says. From there, it was on to earning a degree at CarsonNewman. She taught at Gibbs Elementary for seven years before coming to Halls

■ Kindergarten roundup will be held 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 5.

Brickey-McCloud ■ Kindergarten roundup will be held 3:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 5.

Halls High Madrigals Josh Cottrell, Andrea Davis and Cody Zimmerman perform a scene from the musical Central High “The Secret Garden.” ■ Nominations for the Photo by Jake Mabe

Heather Garland and Allison Wagoner sing a number from “The Secret Garden.” Photo by Jake Mabe

High in 2005. Williams was named WBIR’s Educator of the Week last week. “The first week (of the transition) was very difficult. I went from teaching 12 classes a day for 30 minutes to teaching three classes for an hour and a half. The hardest part was getting used to the way things were done.” Williams says she chose “The Secret Garden” for

the Madrigals because she performed in the musical in college. “And the story is so dark and emotional. I wanted my kids to do that. Anybody can do a happy production. I wanted to see if they could pull those emotions out of themselves.” The New York trip included singing at St. Paul’s Church near Ground Zero, stops at Coney Island and

Overachiever does not even begin to describe Hardin Valley Elementary School vice principal and Halls resident Sunny Steele Poe. She recently completed her doctoral thesis and will soon deliver her first baby. “I’m birthing two babies this year,” she said. “Olivia Ray and my doctorate.” Poe will graduate from the two-year doctoral program in education administration in May. She never thought about going back to school until her father passed away. “He was a huge inspiration,” she said, “This degree is definitely in honor of him. He was a huge supporter of education.” This won’t be the last we


■ Kindergarten roundup will be held 8-10 a.m. and 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, April 5.


Ritta Elementary ■ The clinic is in need of pants and new underwear for boys and girls. Kindergarten roundup will be held 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 5.

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Shannondale ■ Kindergarten roundup will be held 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 5.

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Hardin Valley Elementary School vice principal and Halls native Sunny Steele Poe recently finished her doctorate thesis and will receive her degree when she finishes classroom work in May. Photo by N. Lester

■ Project Graduation will be held 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at the North Side YMCA, 7609 Maynardville Highway in Halls. It will be a special celebration for the Class of 2011 to hang out with friends, enjoy games

Sterchi ■ Kindergarten roundup will be held 3 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5. Parents are encouraged to bring their child to roundup.

Fountain City awards Volunteers needed for egg hunt Volunteers are needed to help with the annual Fountain City Easter Egg Hunt 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 16, at Fountain City Park. Help is also needed from FCBPA members and nonmembers to provide game booths including a ring toss, balloon bust, etc. Booth space is available for $30. Prize donations are also needed, including three to six bicycles and stuffed animals. Info: Email Doug Estep at president@ or Beth Wade at info@

Fountain City town hall is accepting nominations for this year’s community awards to be presented at Honor Fountain City Day in the Parkon Monday, May 30. Award categories are Fountain City Man of the Year, Fountain City Woman of the Year, Commercial/Public Area Beautification Award, Residential Restoration Award and Garden/Landscaping Award. Each nomination should include the name, address and telephone number of the individual or organization being nominated as well as the contact information of the person submitting the nomination. Nominations can be submitted to Fountain City Town Hall, 2011 Award Nominations, P.O. Box 18001, Knoxville, TN 37928-8001, or email Deadline for submissions is Monday, April 11.

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■ Cheerleading tryouts for upcoming 6th, 7th and 8th grade students will be Monday, May 2. Anyone interested in trying out should pick up paper work in the office and return no later than Thursday, April 21. All participants are required to have a new sports physical. Mandatory parent meeting will be 5 p.m. Friday, April 29, in the school cafeteria. Clinic will be held 8-11 a.m. Saturday, April 30 and 3-5 p.m. Sunday, May 1. Clinics and parent meeting are mandatory to try out. Info: Chauncie Bower, 9227494 or chauncie.bower@

■ Kindergarten roundup will be held 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 5.

Vice principal completes doctorate, prepares for motherhood hear from Poe. She hopes to publish research articles from her work and teach on the collegiate level in the future. As for right now, she is happy right where she is. “This job and people are great. I couldn’t have made it through the program without the support from the staff here and from my husband (Matthew).” As she prepares for the arrival of her daughter, she knows a baby will add to her impressive balancing act. “I’m so excited,” she said. “It will be a whole new way of viewing life.” Poe taught 4th grade for five years before moving to administration for the last three. She is a Halls native and Halls High graduate.

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the NBC studios at 30 RockCopper Ridge efeller Center, as well as ■ Kindergarten roundup will performances of “The Phanbe held 8-10 a.m. and 3-5 p.m. tom of the Opera” and “The Tuesday, April 5. Lion King.” “They got to experience Corryton life in the big city.” Now it’s on to rehearse Elementary for “A Night among the ■ Kindergarten roundup Stars,” which the entire chowill be held 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. ral department will present Tuesday, April 5. on May 10. The music, you see, keeps Fountain City on playing.

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Central High Wall of Fame are being accepted by the Central High School Foundation. Send nominations and information regarding why person should be selected for the Wall of Fame to R. Larry Smith, 7119 Afton Drive, Knoxville, TN 37918, via email to or fax to 922-4467. Deadline for nominations is Saturday, April 30.

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Delicious pizza in a snap The newest Snappy Tomato Pizza has opened in Powell. Located at 2806 Schaad Road across from The Home Depot, Snappy Tomato offers fresh pizza via carryout or fast delivery service. The Schaad Road store is owned by Gina and Brad Early, who have lived in Powell for six years. Gina is a Gibbs native and Brad hales from the Rockwood community. Snappy Tomato offers pizza baked up on fresh dough made daily, hand cut fresh veggies, special recipe sauce made just for Snappy and the highest grade of mozzarella cheese that is never frozen. “The difference is in Snappy Tomato Pizza owner Gina Early boxes up a fresh, hot the taste,” said Gina. pizza for a customer. Photo by Ruth White

In addition to tasty pizzas, Snappy Tomato offers hoagie sandwiches, fresh salads and a variety of “snappetizers,” including boneless wings, chicken snappers, tater snaps and snappy cinna bread. Powell’s Snappy Tomato will host a grand opening event 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16. Residents are invited to stop by and meet “Snappy” and enjoy food, fun and giveaways. Customers can register for free pizza for a year. The restaurant is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Info: 947-7627. Text the word “snappy” to 90210 to receive hot deals.

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KNOXVILLE CHAMBER Info: 637-4550. All events are held at the Knoxville Chamber unless otherwise noted. ■ New Member Reception, 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 12. ■ Exclusive Premier Partner Event with Senator Lamar Alexander, 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 19, Café 4, The Square Room, 4 Market Square. ■ New Member Reception, 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 12. ■ Bright Ideas: “How to Network Effectively: Understanding the Difference Between Contacts, Connections and Prospects,” 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 20. Members are $25, nonmembers are $35.

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Blake Valentine, Jennie Huettel and Steve Baker pose with Knox County Commissioner R. Larry Smith to show off Park and Recreation’s Corporate Citizenship award they accepted for PetSafe, which has sponsored the Tommy Schumpert dog park and the dog park under development at Concord Park.

■ Legislative Briefing, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 29.

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Saluting local business and entrepreneurial excellence April in East Tennessee brings us many traditions, such as the Dogwood Arts Festival, the Orange and White game, and the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame, where the local business community turns out to honor men and women “whose inspirational leadership has shown business excellence and courageous thinking,” according to Junior Achievement of East Tennessee. Begun in 1989, the Hall of Fame boasts a list of laureates that reads like an East Tennessee Who’s Who of captains of industry, and on April 14 at the Downtown Marriott, three new well deserving inductees will join this prestigious list. Dee Bagwell Haslam took the helm of her father’s business in 1999. Since then, she and business partner Robert Lundgren have transformed RIVR Media into an Emmy-award winning vertically integrated production company responsible for iconic programming includ-

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firstforward ing “Trading Spaces” and “Whale Wars.” In 2000 they established RIVR Media Interactive which offers a broad range of Internet-related services. Dr. Lynn Massingale has served as CEO of TeamHealth since 1980 when he co-founded Southeastern Emergency Physicians, TeamHealth’s predecessor. Since then, TeamHealth has grown to become a 9,000 employee, New York Stock Exchange company that is one of the largest and most respected providers of clinical outsourcing services in the U.S., with around 1,000 employees at its Knoxville headquarters. Alex “Bo” Shafer celebrated 50 years with Shafer Insurance last December, a

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McKinnon Chiropractic in Halls donated 200 pounds of food to the Second Harvest Food Bank following its first “biggest loser” campaign. The “Pound for Pound Challenge” offered by the TV show “The Biggest Loser” led to a loss of 200 pounds. Dr. Murray McKinnon hopes his next class will

“repeat or even exceed this success.” He has scheduled an introductory class for the new weight loss group at 6 p.m. Monday, April 4. The charge is $20 and there is no obligation to join the group. At this class, Dr. McKinnon will explain how the diet works, go over the most frequently asked questions, give some helpful hints, discuss the price for the classes and answer any questions. Call 922-1476 or email to reserve a spot.

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Maryville man laments loss of leg James Best knows ďŹ rst hand how vulnerable diabetics can be to leg and foot problems. The Maryville manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s left leg was amputated below the knee in 2004 after he contracted a life-threatening infection. Best suffered from vascular and circulation issues that were accentuated by his diabetes. When pain in his legs made it difďŹ cult to walk, he underwent several vascular operations, but the problems persisted. Best says he wished he had known earlier that diabetics are at particularly high risk for vascular issues that, if not addressed, can lead to infections and possible lowerlimb amputations. The American Diabetes Association estimates that James is a diabetic who lost his left more than 65,000 diabetics lose a leg after suffering a severe infection.

leg every year due to complications that began with a foot infection. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If people have diabetes, they need to watch out for blood circulation problems and take care of them immediately,â&#x20AC;? says Best. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know I had vascular problems until my heart doctor found it.â&#x20AC;? The 83-year-old was diagnosed with diabetes 10 years ago during a routine physical. He has managed the disease with diet restrictions and medication, although he is not on insulin. The retired auto worker never expected to lose his leg because of diabetes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a big adjustment,â&#x20AC;? he admits. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had to get used to it. You have to learn how to walk all over again.â&#x20AC;?

Best now keeps close tabs on the health of his remaining foot and leg. He regularly has his foot screened for cuts and problems by Fort Sanders podiatrist Dr. Gilmer Reed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We watch it closely,â&#x20AC;? explains Best. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to get an infection in my right leg too.â&#x20AC;? Best, who now moves with the aid of a walker because of pain in his remaining knee, advises others with diabetes to be diligent about their health. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Exercise, watch what you eat, and keep an eye on your foot and veins,â&#x20AC;? he advises. For more information about foot care or diabetes management, call (865) 673-FORT (3678).

Get moving during April Foot Health Awareness Month! April is the perfect time to focus on your feet. Foot health is essential to your overall health. Fit feet and proper shoes are essential for walking. Walking is great exercise for your feet and blood flow. Get on the right path this month by taking brisk walks and paying attention to your tootsies every day!

Diabetics, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t misstep: Keep your feet fit! If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re diabetic, watch your step. Foot problems are a common complication of diabetes, which affect 25.8 million Americans, or 8.3 percent of the U.S. population, according to the Gilmer Reed, Centers for D.P.M, Podiatry Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). â&#x20AC;&#x153;The vast majority of complications from foot infections among diabetics start with corns, calluses and dry skin,â&#x20AC;? explains Gilmer Reed, D.P.M, a podiatrist at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Unfortunately, severe foot problems can lead to amputations of the foot or leg. In 2006, about 65,700 Americans had a foot or leg amputation because of complications from diabetes, according to the CDC. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think amputations are gradually increasing as the population ages, and more people are developing diabetes,â&#x20AC;? says Dr. Reed. Foot and leg issues typically begin as neuropathy, or nervous system damage, and reduced blood flow. If you have diabetes, high blood sugar levels can damage the nerves and blood vessels that deliver oxygen to the nerves. Damaged nerves canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t send messages to the brain signaling pain, or they may signal pain at the wrong time. Nerve damage affects almost 30 percent of people with diabetes over the age of 40, according to the CDC. As a result, people with diabetes may not know if they have a cut or callous that has become

Diabetic Foot Care 101 If you have diabetes, keeping your feet healthy is crucial. Diabetics are prone to severe foot infections, which all too often leads to amputation. Here are some tips for keeping your feet fit, from the American Diabetes Association: N CHECK YOUR FEET EVERY DAY for cuts, red spots,

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infected. Reduced circulation with diabetes check their feet means cuts donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t heal as quickly daily for problems like corns and calluses, ingrown toenails as they should. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Damaged nerves and poor or cracks. Dr. Reed recommends circulation are separate issues, wearing â&#x20AC;&#x153;diabeticâ&#x20AC;? shoes, which but when you combine them to- are wider and have insoles that gether, they can create a bigger form to the foot better. Finally, especially if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a problem,â&#x20AC;? says Dr. Reed. diabetic with a loss of sensation, If gangrene develops, it ususee a podiatrist if you develop ally requires amputation. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s toe nail problems, calluses or dry worse, one amputation can lead skin on your feet. to another. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t self-treat. Take care â&#x20AC;&#x153;When someone undergoes an of your feet before an issue deamputation, there is more body velops,â&#x20AC;? recommends Dr. Reed. weight pressure on the other â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you have your feet regufoot,â&#x20AC;? explains Dr. Reed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Within larly screened and checked, you several years, a certain percent- will learn what you need to do to age of patients will lose their oth- avoid problems down the road.â&#x20AC;? er foot as well.â&#x20AC;? For more information about Prevention, then, is the best foot care or diabetes manageapproach for foot problems. Dr. ment, call (865) 673-FORT Reed recommends that anyone (3678).



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Big boy games Last fall, Daniel made his first foray into the world of the neighborhood kids. He made his first neighborhood friends, all of whom are quite a bit older than he. The youngest, who I’ll call Jason (not his real name), is almost 5 years old and lives two houses down. As the weather gets warmer, Daniel wants to go outside to play more and more. I oblige him as much as I can. On one recent warm day, I found Daniel peering out one of our open windows and asking for Jason. We stepped outside, and soon Jason caught sight of his almost3-year-old fan. He came running, and the boys settled into Daniel’s signature game: rolling Tonka trucks down the driveway. This time was different, though. Jason wanted to ram the trucks into each other. He got loud and a little rough. Daniel is a mild-mannered soul,

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“He’s a crybaby,” said Jason. I thanked God that Daniel didn’t know that word yet. “Maybe,” I replied. “But, he’s a lot younger than you, so you need to tone it down a bit. He’s not used to that kind of play. Daniel’s not yet 3.” “I’ll be 5 soon! When he’s 3, can I come to his birthday party?” Jason asked over his shoulder as he ran back to his house. Alone with my pouting boy, I tried to put something complex into simple terms. “Buddy, big boys play rough sometimes,” I said. “If you’re going to play with big boys, you need to expect rough play. You did good telling him to stop, but kids don’t always listen. If you don’t like the way he plays, maybe you shouldn’t play with him.” I have no idea whether that sank in or not. About that time, Jason ran back to our yard, bearing two grape squeezy drinks. He handed one to Daniel, and the two sat together to chug them down. It seemed that all was forgiven and forgotten.

2,850 SFF allll brick b i k 2-story 2 on lg l corner lot l in i great neighborhood. 3BR/2.5BA, bonus, office, lg family rm & laundry. Hdwd & tile throughout w/new carpet in BRs and bonus. Cherry kitchen cabinets & breakfast nook. Lg deck w/screened porch overlooking fenced private backyard. 1,100 SF unfinished bsmt. Buyer’s agents welcome. $259,900 • 250-2073 or 679-3073

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MULTI-USE RENTAL FACILITY avail. at 2600 Holbrook Dr in Ftn City. 2 blocks from Ftn City Lake. Ideal for family reunions, birthday parties, clubs, etc. Plenty of adjoining parking. 524-4840, 803-2159.

NEW DECORATED 4000 SF retail store, low market rent. Neon sign & part utilities. 5710 Kingston Pk. Call 865679-1770 or broker.

Apts - Unfurnished 71 1 BR, great loc., conv & safe. 1/2 mi off 1-40 @ exit 356-Gallahar Rd. $450+dep. Some util incl., 865-660-7433 ***Web ID# 758842*** 1 BR NORTH cent h/a, no pets, $400/mo. + dep. 865-531-7895 ***Web ID# 757669***

1 Month Free 4th & Gill Area 1 BR apts., newly renovated, laundry room on property, starting at $495. KCDC OK

865-247-0027 O/A 2 UNIQUE APTS. Sequoyah Hills, 2 BR & 3 BR, 2 BA, priv. elevator, W/D, water incl. $850 & $950. 865-924-0454 3 BR 2 BA + den, private lot, North, $850/mo. Non smoke no pets 865-850-8668 ***Web ID# 757271*** MAPLE SUNSET APTS Now leasing 1 & 2BRs at $725 & $850. Brand new designer kitchens & spacious floor-plans. Only $150 dep + 1st mo. Call 208-0420. NORTH, 1 BR, 1 BA, c. H&A, DW, stove, water furn. $425/mo. $150 dep. 865-9229658, 865-604-8726

NORTH 1 BR apt. 1 Month Free Rent. Some with W&D. Starting $395 mo. 2 BR townhome, W&D conn., DW, starting at $575 mo.


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DON'T MISS This WALBROOK STUDIOS Opportunity to own spectacular, water25 1-3 60 7 front property at $130 weekly. Discount Legacy Bay, a gated avail. Util, TV, Ph, community on Lake Stv, Refrig, Basic Cherokee. Please visit Cable. No Lse. ^ For detailed photos & 2 OFFICES info. 920-246-4601 73 in established Farragut Duplexes ***Web ID# 759650*** accounting firm for $350/mo. each 2 BR, 1 BA, avail. Douglas Lakefront lot lease, $600 together. Incl. North & Halls. 210', year round wa- or Starting at $600. ter. Beautiful views util. Call 865-310-5033. 865-414-1848 Gentle slope, 1.9 ac, Commercial Office dockable, 30 min from space, Powell/Clinton 2BR, 1BA, Oak Ridge, Knox., 3 mi south of ceramic tile thru Hwy, 1750 SF +. Dandridge, paid $215k Exc. for law, insur., out, stove, frig, DW, selling $185k. W/D, $650/mo. $550 medical, dental, other 865-546-9202 dep. 361-510-8504. prof. Exc. cond. & Fi wired. $1650/mo. 1st ***Web ID# 758820*** NEAR I-75 Ftn. City/ mo. free. 938-6465. Inskip, modern 2 SINGLE OFFICES, BR, W/D conn., no pets $495, 2 yr lse, $350/mo. In Halls. Call cr ck, 865-522-4133 Steve at 679-3903.

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3BR 2BA, very nice & WEST - FAMILY clean, downtown NEIGHBORHOOD 2BR, 1.5BA, remodeled, 20x25 laundry rm, new carpet, lg bkyd, 1 yr deck, $775/mo. 973-2448. lease, small pets welcome $695 mo $250 dam. dep. 216-5736 or 694-8414 4 BR, 2 1/2 BA, FP, deck, 2 car gar., fenced yard, Cedar Bluff $1500/mo. No cats. 865-966-6770 ***Web ID# 757571***

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ANDERSON COUNTY 1BR CHALET, wood 2 BR, 1 BA. No Sec. 8. quiet Halls neigh- No smoking. $550/mo. 567-8217 borhood. $500/mo + dep. 865-405-9191 FARRAGUT, Across street from Concord 1 BR, Washer, dryer, lake, 3 br, 2 ba, 2 stove, refrig., DW, car garage, w/ East Knox, $450/mo beautiful brand new $200 DD. Call 865renovations. $1250/ 216-0903 after 5pm. mo. Call 865-599-8174 or 865-938-7200 2BR, Central H&A, off Middlebrook Pk. ***Web ID# 757839*** Nice & private. FTN CITY 2BR/1BA, $550. 865-804-0914. FP, dishwasher, carport, bsmnt, lg yard. 3910 Oakland Dr. 37918. Clean! Avail 4/1. 3 BR, 2 BA, new $700/mo. Dam dep, constr., cent elec. credit check. 805-9414 heat/air, W&D, reor 805-5903. frig, stove, DW, $900 mo. + $1,000 dep. Ready to move in. Travis 423-231-8193

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Owner “ordered sold. Their loss is your gain.” Auctioneer’s Notes: Halls Has It! Almost Brand New! Almost 1,200 sq. ft. completely remodeled. 3 BR/1.5BA. All brand new kit cabs and counter tops w/all new appl, open eat-in bar and DR, lrg LR w/FP, all new fixtures in BAs, new carpeting and laminate flooring, new siding and new roofing, new windows, new H&A. Slight slope to lot, 1-car carport and ready to move into. This immaculate home has not been smoked in and is ready for you. Low down payments and low monthly payments. Enda Price 865-789-5891 with Dover Mortgage. Terms: 10 % buyer’s premium added to all sales. 10% buyer’s premium down on real estate day of sale, balance at closing. View/inspection call for appt. Lead base paint or any other inspection starts March 27 until April 22, 2011. Prior to the auction. Directions: From Ftn. City Broadway turns into Maynardville Hwy to left on Rifle Range to right on Mynatt Rd or from I-75 to Callahan Rd exit go east on Callahan, continue straight on Dante Rd, right on Fountain City Rd, to left on Rifle Range to left on Mynatt Rd. Property address is 2713 Mynatt Rd. For more details go to

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SHELTIES AKC reg., sable & white, neutered, house & leash trained, health guar. 865-719-2040 ***Web ID# 757589***

INSKIP, 3 br, 2 ba ranch, 1 car gar, appl, cent. air, no smoke, no pet inside. $850/mo. 865-212-9797 KNX755222


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MERCHANTS DR. / CLINTON HWY Area: Tillery Road, New Home, 2BR, 2BA, 1 car gar., $895 mo. Call 865-604-1322. ***Web ID# 760352***

duced:F $300; M $250. nego. 740-550-9954 ***Web ID# 757947*** SHIH TZU, 6 wk old, $200. One rare. CKC reg., wormed 865255-3627

MOVE TO the country 3 mi. to Norris Lake, 4 BR, 1 1/2 BA, 2 car gar., $950/mo. $500 DD. 865-494-7682 N.E. 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, 2 car gar., 2000+ SF, 2 story w/new hdwd flooring, $1100 mo. 865-599-8174; 938-7200 753262


SIBERIAN HUSKY PUPPIES. Shots & dewormed $350. 865382-4005 or 686-7777.

NEW NW, 3 br, 2 ba, 2 car gar, deck, $1100/ mo+dep. No pets/ smoke. 865-584-1252 ***Web ID# 757339***

WEST Highland Terriers "Westies" AKC puppies, adorable. $450. 865-983-8801 ***Web ID# 758577***

NORTH, 2 BR, 1 BA, NO PETS. $600/mo. $600 damage. 865679-3142

YORKIE PUPPIES, 9 wks. old, CKC reg., 1st S&W, F $450, M $400. 931-707-9875

NORTH-St. Mary Area, Large brick rancher, Lease, No pets, $700 mo. tenant check, Dot Crabtree O/A, 588-7416

YORKIE PUPS, 3 F, 1 M, 1st shots, dewormed, F $350; M $300. 865-363-7271 ***Web ID# 141759323***


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SHEFFIELD SD Far- ^ Drivers Wanted ragut, exec. new Must be energetic, ranch style home, 3500 SF, hdwd flrs, 5 responsible, motivated BR, 3 1/2 BA, 3 car and enjoy making lots of gar., no smoking, no money!! If you are 21 or pets please. $2200/mo. older with a valid license, + dep. 865-691-0945 call today to schedule an ***Web ID# 758046*** interview!! Please call SMALL 2BR/1BA, cent between 11am-6pm h/a, kit appls, storage 423/723-9716 or barn in rear w/bath & 865/455-1365 w/d conn. $375/mo + dam dep. No pets! PART-TIME 689-5848 HANDYMAN wanted in Halls/FC SOUTH, 2 BR, 1 BA all area. 922-2877 hdwd floors, frpl, deck, carport. Wellmaint. Very priv. Business For Sale 131 street. Cent. HA, full unfin. bsmt. Pets alLAUNDROMAT lowed on approval. Great investment. $700/mo. + 1 mo. $70k per yr income, dep. Pet fee. Cred. sale price reduced to ck. & ref. 865-898-8070 $175k. Owner must sell. Sevierville, TN WEST, 1520 Foolish 865-388-5455 Pleasure Ln. 3 BR, 2 ***Web ID# 760325*** ba, fncd, comm. pool. $1100/mo + sec dep. No smoke, 865-216-7585 Business Equipment 133 ***Web ID# 759641*** WEST KNOX 5 BR, 2 1/2 ARCHITECT & BA modular, lg. yard, OFFICE accept KCDC. $1100 + HP 9120EQUIPMENT All-in-one dep. 865-332-6495 printer/fax, $250. HP Design Jet 1050 Plotter, $1990. Condo Rentals 76 HPCK8600 Printer, $200. Bush Business (cherry) BEST WEST, 2 BR, 2 7-piece desk, $900. BA condo w/frpl, 1550 File cabinets, $42. SF, totally renov. Ofc./Deck chairs, $75. Priv. courtyard, 2 car  Drafting table, $70. gar. Storage galore. Multiple Architect books. $1000/mo. 865-300-6923 865-321-2323. ***Web ID# 758818***

Comm Trucks Buses 259

FRI APR. 8TH TRAILER- SALE! at 424 Country Run

HORSE Steel-ST/LD w/53" dressing room, new tires, excell. floor, $4,199. 865-539-1232

Looking for a lost pet or a new one? Visit Young-Williams Animal Center, the official shelter for the City of Knoxville & Knox County: 3201 Division St. Knoxville.

Music Instruments 198 BABY GRAND piano & bench. Excellent condition. Call 865851-6205 ***Web ID# 759369*** MANDOLIN & instruction books with DVD, $225. 865-986-5177

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CLOSS CELL foam rubber, used for gymnastics, wrestling, camping, etc. Can see at Greenacres Flea Mkt on Sundays. 828-557-1724 ***Web ID# 759325*** FREE: BLACK EUROPEAN Pedicure Spa Chair, good working condition. You must pick up. Call Megan at 5608895.

Doberman Pinschers, males, black & tan, Household Furn. 204 born 1/1/11. $400. 423-223-0318 ***Web ID# 757694*** ART SACRIFICE- oil paintings, closed gallery, museum English Bulldog babies, quality. Smoky Mtn NKC reg, vet ck, S&W, Manf’d Homes - Sale 85 1 yr. health guar. scenery. 865-244-7365 KNX752883 $1500. 865-244-0174 ***Web ID# 759179*** 14X50 2 BR, all new int., hdwd flrs, cent HVAC, ENGLISH MASTIFF storm wind., $6,000 Mention ad & save PUPS, AKC, champ additional $150 off you move. 865-470-9905 bldlns, vet ck'd, 1st sale price on king or S&W, POP, $750 to queen sets, $50 off full 3BR/2BA DOUBLE$1000. 423-912-1594. WIDE in Halls. Emory or twin sets. Mr. KNX757143 to Stormer, left into the Mattress 865-947-2337 Crossing. 7225 WindFRENCH BULLDOG chime Cir. $39,900. PUPS, AKC, short Cheaper than rent! & thick, $1,000 & up. Household Appliances 204a 865-531-3675 865-463-6945 WANTED: NON***Web ID# 760673*** WORKING appliances GERMAN SHEPHERD & scrap metal. Halls & puppies, AKC, parsurrounding area. Call ents on site, sable, John - 865-925-3820. I BUY OLDER $400 ea. 865-406-8713 MOBILE HOMES. WHIRLPOOL dryer. KNX757032 1990 up, any size OK. Purchased new in 865-384-5643 German Shepherd Pups Nov 2008. White. (Imported) dual reg., $200. 865-368-1116 SINGLE 14'X70' champ. bldlines, 2F, 2BR/2BA Split plan, 1 sable, 1 blk, ready, MB 17.5'x13.75'. $500 ea. 865-256-6512 Auctions 217 Walk-in closet, new hvac & L/R floor- ***Web ID# 758129*** ing. Fridge, stove, NEXT AUCTION: W/D. Clear title. Tues April 5, 6pm $11,500. 25 0-3831 $850. 931-581-0697 Cherokee Auction Co. 10015 Rutledge Pike Manf’d Homes - Rent 86 ***Web ID# 757276*** Corryton, TN 37721 GOLDEN Just 10 min from 2BR mobile home. 2 RETRIEVER Puppies, zoo exit off I-40. AKC, M&F, S&W, adults/ 2 children. No 865-465-3164 or visit $240. 423-663-3121 pets. $400-$600/mo. a u c t i o nz i p .c o m ***Web ID# 761163*** 992-2444. T A L 238 6 FL 5626 HAVANESE PUPS home raised, Cosmetology 101 AKC, 262-993-0460 Wanted To Buy 222 noahs NAIL TECHNICIAN & ***Web ID# 758065*** I'm Paying Top Dollar STYLIST NEEDED. for Standing Timber, Booth rental in Halls LAB PUPPIES, choc, hardwood & pine. 5 Plaza near Food City. AKC, 8 wks, vet reacres or more. Call 382-4005 cords, dad choc, mom 865-982-2606; 382-7529 rare silver. Ready for home. $500. Trucking Opportunities 106 loving 865-258-2954 Sporting Goods 223 ***Web ID# 761046*** CDL Local Training LAB PUPS AKC Golf Carts (6) 1989 Club for Werner & others. Carts, good cond. BEAUTIFUL bred for gas engines w/tops, $975 weekly + benefits$. quality. Many refs. $1300 ea 865-577-8172 CDL & job in 3 wks. Home 865-992-6853; 719-0416 weekends. No Layoffs. LABRADOR Puppies, Financial assistance avail. 225 black, 6 wks. old, Garage Sales For a new career call AKC reg., 5F, 4M, 1-877-548-1864 $300. 865-671-1016 2 BR, 2 BA condo, Topside/Pellissippi, great nbhd., $650. Appls., CH&A, W&D. Lake view 865-719-1631


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DRIVERS: Owner Op- MALTI-POOS 2M, 1 F Cute Little Pups, erator Openings for 11 Wks., $150-$200. Dedicated Boat Hauling 865-246-9446, 986-7423 Division. CDL-A, FlatTzu Puppies, bed Exp & Canada Malti Males $350; Fem. $450. Qualified Req. TMC: 1S&W. www.pups101. com 865-242-6995 800-217-9503 ***Web ID# 757250***

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FRANKLIN 39', 2007 2 br, 2 slides, W/D, many extras. $16,000. OBO. 931-510-0922

CADILLAC SEDAN DeVille 1972 For details call 865-691-8202 KNX755515


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ABC ROOFING & HOME IMPROVEMENT Leak repair specialist for all type roofs, gutters, chimney repair, siding, soffit, windows, floor jacking. 237-7788 or 688-9142.


Tree Service

Chev Suburban 2002, 4WD, 103K mi, all pwr, lthr, tow, good tires, $9800. 865-207-3834 ***Web ID# 758722***

^ Bobcat/Backhoe. Small dump truck. Small jobs welcome & appreciated! Call 688-4803 or 660-9645.

Backhoe Service Footers, Sewer Lines, Drain Fields, Ponds, Etc. 865-689-5382 Bobcat & Trackhoe Service 865-567-6009


NEAT & CLEAN WORK. Satisfaction guaranteed! Free est. Call John at 865-363-9204.







TRACTOR, BOBCAT WORK. Driveways, plowing, disc, etc. 356-1966 or 992-7615. Free estimates!




FENCING & REPAIR, Emergency repairs, new or used, farm fences, clear fence rows. Also used fencing wanted. 20 yrs exp, Free est. 406-4502


UPRIGHT FENCING, all types, free estimates. Licensed & insured. When you want the job done right, call 689-1020. ^ 



CERAMIC TILE installation. Floors/ walls/repairs. 32 yrs exp, exc work! John 938-3328



HAROLD'S GUTTER SVC. Will clean front & back $20 & up. Quality work, guaranteed. 945-2565



MAINT. & REPAIR HEATING & A/C Plumbing, electrical, appliances. Apts or homes. 7-day svc, low prices! 368-1668. MR. FIX-IT. Electrical work incl'g panel upgrades, plumbing, painting, pressure wash, carpentry. Also Honey-Do lists. No job too small! 687-9339 TONY'S HOME REPAIRS & REMODELING. Flooring, Kitchens, bathrooms, & decks. Fully lic'd & insured. 363-7776



MAYNARDVILLE MULCH & MORE Bobcat, backhoe, high lift, dump truck. Mulch, rock, wood. Free est. 356-1966 or 992-7615



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MULCHING, MOWING, trimming bushes, hauling junk. Cheaper than dirt! Christianbased. Call for refs. Free estimates. 5240475 or 789-5110

Painting / Wallpaper 344 AA PAINTING Int/Ext painting, staining, log homes, pressure washing. 992-4002 or 617-2228



AFFORDABLE PAINTING - interior & exterior. Free estimates. 661-1479.

Over 30 yrs. experience!

ALL TYPES OF PAINTING, int/ ext, special coating on metal roofs. Barn & fence painting, 237-7788 or 688-9142.

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Nissan Pathfinder 2004, LE platinum, 4WD, SR, CD, heated seats, dark silver, blk leather, ^ new tires, exc. 308 cond. By owner. Auto Services Must sell. Like new. $13,800. 865-924-0791 New-Mark Kountry ***Web ID# 759767*** AUTO DETAILING Star, 37' 2 slides, 36K SERVICE & headlight mi. Caterpillar diesel, restoration. Turn dis6 spd Allison, 865- Imports headlights 262 colored 604-4657; 727-804-9402 back to new! Call Paul ***Web ID# 758711*** BMW 2007 750Li, white at 865-661-5120. w/beige int., loaded, NEWMAR 1994 Class A 36K mi, cert. to 37', 31k mi, washer/ 100K mi transferable, dryer, big shower, non smoker, gar like new. $27,000 kept, hand washed, OBO. 865-590-0555 exc cond. $42,500. ***Web ID# 761226*** 423-337-1545 days; 423-746-0530 nites WINNEBAGO ELANDAN, 1987, 60k mi., LEXUS LS430 2005, Cement / Concrete 315 34'7"L, Chev. 454, 2 black w/ all opts., low furnaces, 2 roof AC, mi, exc cond, $23,200. hyd. jacks, 6.5 gen., 865-577-8172; 250-1585 awning, elec. steps, slps 8, clean, runs & MERCEDES 560 SL looks good. $9,500. 1988 convertible, red 865-556-6050 w/blk int, all orig, soft & hard tops, mint 124k mi, $17,000 Motorcycles 238 cond, obo 865-992-0386 Web ID #756169 1986 ROYAL BLUE Honda Goldwing. Mercedes Benz ML500 2006, 48k mi, loaded, Excellent condition! NAV, silver w/blk $5000. Call 388-0055. leather. 100k mi. war. HARLEY, 2008 Street $26,500/bo. 423-956-3565 Glide, blk, 3k mi, sec ***Web ID# 757469*** syst & cruise, $15,500 MERCEDES S500 firm. 865-773-4096 1997, good mechanical ***Web ID# 757544*** cond., high miles, HARLEY DAVIDSON $4,000. 865-603-1437 2002 V Rod, 895 actual mi., asking Toyota Camry LE 1999, 2nd owner, $12,000. 865-356-3010 94K mi, $4,995. Call ***Web ID# 759342*** 865-925-1058 HD 2006 883, exc. cond. 6600 mi, blk, detach. 264 WS, saddlebags, more. Sports $5000. 865-573-8662 ***Web ID# 761011*** CHEVY SSR 2005, 10K mi., loaded with HERITAGE SOFTTAIL cover red, $33,900. ^ 2000, 43k mi, newer 95 Call 865-755-4729. CI Screamin' Eagle ***Web ID# 759818*** Cleaning 318 mtr, needs nothing. Lots of extras. $9000/bo Corvette Convertible 865-925-1543 2004, 13k mi, red on A CLEAN HOME BY GAIL Dependable, ***Web ID# 757854*** red. Like new. Gatrustworthy, exp'd. Call rage kept. NonHONDA GOLDWING 368-9649 for free est. smoker. $30,000 1500 SE 1998, spectra firm. 865-274-9266 CLEANING red, CB, radio, intercom ***Web ID# 758345*** CAROL'S SERVICE 20 yrs exp, w/helmets, great cond. comm & residential. 40K $7,000. 865-771-4939 Bonded & insured, refs ***Web ID# 759622*** avail. Call for quote Say: KAWASAKI VULCAN 323-9105 900, 2008 Classic LT, 903cc Cruiser. Blue/ RESIDENTIAL silver. 4401 act mi, CLEANING in the lthr studded seats/ Call Vi vian saddlebags, Cobra 924-2 579 hwy bars/lots of Free estimates. chrome. Exc cond. Asking $5350. Bluebook list $5940. 865265 Domestic 265 494-8174 for more Domestic info or email pic. ***Web ID# 760909***

YAMAHA VINO 125 scooter 2006, blue, like new, 925 mi., $1500. 865-771-4939. ***Web ID# 759624***

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FERN'S ALTERATIONS corner Afton & Devon, Halls. 922-5285

GULFSTREAM CLASSIC 1986, Self-contained, new tires, everything works, ready to go. $8800. 865-617-6451.

SUZUKI GS1000 1979, real cherry, $2500/b.o. Phone 865-925-1543 ***Web ID# 757861***

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Olde English Bulldog female, 6 wks, champ. bldlines, NKC reg, $1200. 865-696-7764 ***Web ID# 758085*** RAT TERRIER puppies, Mini, under 10 lbs, reg, 6 wks, tails docked. M & F, prices depend on color. $150-$250. Call 865-208-5742 ***Web ID# 758478***

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

JAYCO JAY FLIGHT Ford Escape 2006, 4WD, G2 25' RKS, 2010, alloys, CD, ABS, pwr with super slide, opts, V6, 95K mi, satellite TV, used $12,200. 865-804-3000 twice, $18,500 OBO. ***Web ID# 759221*** 423-337-1689 * * * * * * * * FORD EXPLORER 2001, exc. cond. Loaded. Motor Homes 237 4x4, 139,500 mi. $4500. Farmer’s Market 150 865-603-2097; 300-5282 FOREST RIVER 2008 ***Web ID# 757404*** JOHN DEERE 5310 diesel pusher, 4 slides HONDA CRV LX 2002 tractor, like new, 340 Cummins, 21k mi, 4WD, AT, 1 owner, satellite, warr, gar only 300 hrs. Call 130k mi, $7,595/obo. kept, many extras. 423-312-4610. Call 865-640-3504 $125,000. 865-992-3547 ***Web ID# 759628*** KNX738552

Lawn-Garden Equip. 190


Antiques Classics 260

Cir, Country Run s/d in Powell. Rooftop cargo carrier, bookcase, golf equip, kids & adult clothes, MINIATURE DONKEYS much more! CORVETTE Conv. Pace Males & Females, Car 1986, ylw/blk, $150 & up. 865-806-3421 mi. all docs. & ***Web ID# 759710*** North 225n 48K decals, $20,900. Call 865-755-4729. PASTURE LAND ***Web ID# 759809*** FOR RENT FOR GARAGE SALE April HORSES. $50. 8 & 9 8-4, Ogg Rd off Emory near Dry Gap CALL 865-771-9353. 261 Pk. Good assortment Sport Utility including antiques. Chev. Avalanche 2005, Pet Services 144 Z-71, Wht w/ tan Boats Motors 232 4WD lthr. Every opt, 43K  new. 104K mostly PET GROOMING VISION 200 DC Bass hwy mi, meticulously SHOP, wait or drop Boat 1989. Boat, maint w/synthetic oil off. Andersonville & other service. motor, trailer, $6500/ Pike, Halls. 925-3154. Clean and shiny. obo. 865-387-3350  Extra whls, tires, KNX748274 bed covers. $18,000. 865-384-6495. Free Pets 145 Campers 235 ***Web ID# 759418***

DEERE XD45 Dogs 141 JOHN 14HP Hydro, 48" deck, tri-cycler, BOXER PUPS, AKC, mulcher, electric 6 wks old, S&W, start, Sulky, 125 dew claws removed hrs. $2,800 nego. 865-679-2851 865-806-6049 ***Web ID# 760168***

FRESHLY PAINTED BRITTANY PUPS and ready to move AKC, 3 M, 1 F, in! 519 Wakebridge 1st shots, 7 wks, POP, Blvd, Powell near Call 423-544-1676. I-75 and Emory Rd., 2BR, 2BA, 1 ***Web ID# 759464*** car garage, with all Cairn Terrier Toto appliances includPups. CKC. 8 wks. ing W/D, non Shots. M&F. $450. smokers only, small Call/text 865-919-8167 pets considered, 12 ***Web ID# 760790*** month lease required, $745/month CHIHUAHUA PUPS with $745 Sec Dep CKC, S&W, also 2 call 865-686-7926 or yr old blue CKC M 865-548-6117. $200. 865-323-1433 Greywood Crossing Chorkies (Chinice 2 level townhouse Yorkie), Sm. Little in beautiful nghbrhd. Babies, S&W, Ador2 br, 2 1/2 ba, frpl, 2 able, $250. 865-387-2859 decks, W/D incl, $895 ***WEB ID# 757338*** + dep. 202-237-6126 ***Web ID# 760549*** COCK-A-POO Puppies born 2-14-11, non-shed NEW CONDO $650. 865-386-5970 WEST KNOXVILLE 5825 Metropolitan Way ***Web ID# 758835*** 2 BR , 2 B A , 1 2 0 4 s f , 2 car garage, $850/mo. Cocker Spaniel puppies, 10 wks old, black, 1 yr lease. NO PETS. M&F, no papers, Call Gary 865-548-1010 $125. 865-376-0364

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225 Auto Accessories 254 Domestic


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BIG YARD SALE Fri 354 CLEVELAND Cadillac Deville 2002 WILL CLEAN your & Sat, Apr 8 & 9, 8aEngine, good workgold, 3.2 Northstar, Halls/Knox Co. area 4p. Woodcrafts, kids ing order. Call 86596k mi, $6950. Call home. Exp'd houseclothes, shoes, toys, 376-5723 lv msg 865-556-7225, Tom keeper, refs avail. Call HH items, antiques Laurie at 922-3136 or CADILLAC Deville 2004 & tools. 8325 Majors 789-1022. quality. Rd, Corryton Trucks 257 Showroom Light platinum w/ blk. cloth top. Only Electrical 323 COMMUNITY YARD DODGE Dakota 2000 45K mi., 1 owner, SALE, Sat Apr 9, club cab, RT 5.9 V8, $12,990. 865-376-5167. SERVICE CALLS, Panel 8am-1pm at Han- Great shape. 109K mi. nah's Grove s/d off $6800. 865-306-2621. Upgrades, Water CADILLAC XLR, Norris Fwy, Halls. heaters replaced. All 2005, black, hard If you need it, we DODGE RAM 1500 types electrical work. top convertible, like probably have it! 1998, runs great, Call Dan at 687-9339. new. Deluxe pkg on new tires, liner, tow, front grille. Gar. FAMILY SALE Apr exc work truck. kept, very low mi. V O L E l e c t r i c 7, 8 & 9 at 7209 $2,200. 865-207-3834  I ns tal l ati on Weekend driver. Meadowbrook off E. ***Web ID# 758726***  Repair $35,000. 865-617-4880 Beaver Creek. Lots  Maintenance of good stuff! Dodge Ram 2001, quad ***Web ID# 759104***  Service UpV8, exc. cond. Towing GARAGE SALE Apr pkg. Camper back. grades Air Cond / Heating 301 8, 9a-2p at 6132 E 39k mi. $7300. 865-245 Cab l e Raccoon Valley Rd 8240 or 755-2507  P h on e L i n es btwn Andersonville ***Web ID# 760061*** S ma l l j o b s Pk & Hill Rd. Stroll^ ers, play-pen, high DODGE RAM 2500, welco me. chair, bouncy seat, 1999 92K mi., 2X4 RC, License d/Ins ured misses women's LB, runs great, must Ofc : 9 4 5 -3 05 4 men's & boy's sell $4200. 865-679-2100 Cell: 705-6357 clothes, & lots more! NISSAN FRONTIER Rain or shine! LE 2006 4X4 loaded, Engine Repairs 325 MULTI-FAMILY GA122K hwy. mi. Good RAGE SALE Apr 8, condition. 1 owner. 8:30am-3pm. Kids MOBILE MOWER RE$12,800. 865-483-0252 clothes, HH items. 6912 PAIR. Service at your Shadow Creek Rd. off home on the spot. Cunningham Rd. Make appt today! 4 Wheel Drive 258 Briggs & Stratton cert. NEIGHBORHOOD Don't wait weeks for FORD F150 2010, 4x4, SALE, Wheatmeadow repair! 659-1893 ext. cab, XLT, 4600 s/d off Thompson Sch mi, silver, sync, Rd. HH goods, cloth$29,000/bo. 865-250-9435 ing of all sizes, lots Excavating/Grading 326 ***Web ID# 758352*** more! Apr 7, 8, & 9, 8am - 2pm. GMC Suburban 1995, 3/4 ton 4WD, AT, AC, 3rd row seat. Rebuilt eng., $5000. 865-742-0942; 690-5347. ^ ***Web ID# 757265*** ^ Alterations/Sewing 303

YORKIE PUPS, AKC RIVER OF HOPE 1986 BLUE BIRD BUS 2 - 15K Generators, 14 wks old, UTD on CHURCH Yard Sale Good Condition S&W, ready to go. for Missions. Sat Apr $500. 865-382-7952 9th, 8:00am - ? Black For more info. email mprowell@m ***Web ID# 761324*** Oak Plaza. Lots of ***Web ID# 760082*** everything!!!

5 BR, 3 BA, 3 car gar., 3 acres, totally remodeled, W&D conn., 3,000+SF, $995. KCDC OK.

FARRAGUT AREA 3 BR, 3 BA + studio rm, 2 car gar., screened porch, shows like new. Lease, $1350. 405-5908

SHIH TZU AKC, 7 wks, wht F w/green eyes, vet chk, 1st S&W $350. 865-851-5668 ***Web ID# 757510*** SHIH TZU PUPPIES, CKC reg., 8 wks., shots/wormed, cute & adorable, 1 F $350 1 M $300. 423-404-4189

N.E. 3 BR, 2 BA brick w/2 car gar., new tile/hdwd flrs. $850. 599-8174; 938-7200 ***Web ID# 757834***

Brand New 2 bd/2 ba 1 car gar, Ftn City. $850/mo. Call John 865-740-1181 Web ID #752366

141 Garage Sales

POM Kennel Sale. 5 F, 2 M, 4' & 6' fencing, cages, houses. 865242-6995


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