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Loopers for lunch Dr. Bob Collier had an uninvited guest at dinner just the other night. “Well,” Bob says, “uninvited to me; unwelcome to Grandma. Upon aiming for my first bite of salad, I spied something walking down the right sleeve of my shirt. Not walking, exactly, either, but getting along by a mode of travel the caterpillar people call “looping” – front feet out and down, bring the back ones up, repeat. “Yep, a nice, vigorous inchworm was heading down the sleeve, trying to get to the salad bowl ahead of me. They must be fond of salad.”

See Dr. Collier’s story on page A-6


Women’s League to hold cleanup Saturday The Halls Crossroads Women’s League will hold a litter pickup 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14. Registration will be held at the HCWL Closet located at the corner of Maynardville Highway and Cunningham Road. Parking is available behind the building. Gloves, water and bags will be supplied. Focus areas are around Norris Freeway, Emory Road to Maynardville Highway and sections of Andersonville Pike. Other areas will be added if enough volunteers participate.

Index Jake Mabe Government/Politics Marvin West Dr. Bob Collier Lynn Hutton Schools Business Health/Lifestyles

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Robin Wilhoit has been reporting the news for Channel 10 for 20 years. Wilhoit told attendees of the Halls Community Prayer Breakfast April 6, that she has seen God’s hand at work, even when reporting on tragedy. “I consider myself to be a very, very blessed person,” she said. “Some of these stories are hard to tell. There’s a lot of heartache in the world, but in the midst of that, I have seen God’s hand at work.” Wilhoit spoke about the aftermath of 9/11, when Knoxvillians rallied to support New Yorkers, raising $1 million to replace a fire truck destroyed when the Twin Towers collapsed. In 2005, Knoxville adopted the small town of Bay St. Louis, decimated by Hurricane Katrina. People raised money, donated food, clothing and water. Two years ago, Wilhoit revisited the town. “That community is being restored,” she said. For one of her first assignments at Channel 10, Wilhoit followed Remote Area Medical to the village of San Fernando, Mexico. Out of the huge crowd of people waiting for much-needed medical care, Wilhoit found a little boy named Jesus, who was born with a cleft lip and palate. His mother brought Jesus in the hope that someone could help him. A plastic surgeon had travelled with the group. He repaired the little boy’s lip that day. “(The mother’s) prayer was answered,” said Wilhoit. “I saw God’s handiwork that day.” Finally, Wilhoit spoke about her own father, who is battling

WBIR news anchor Robin Wilhoit and Halls Business and Professional Association board member Ted Hatfield greet guests at the Halls Community Prayer Breakfast, held at Beaver Dam Baptist Church April 6. For speaking at the Prayer Breakfast, Hatfield gave Wilhoit two special gifts, cookbooks from the Halls Crossroads Women’s League and Beaver Dam Baptist Church. Photo by S. Carey

cancer. She showed a news piece she did about her father and his recent trip to Israel. “I see God’s handiwork in him each and every day through his faith,” she said. Halls Business and Professional Association board member Ted Hatfield thanked Wilhoit, giving her cookbooks from both the Halls Crossroads Women’s League

to Wilhoit, the UPS Store, Shopper-News, Beaver Dam Baptist Church, Adrian Burnett Elementary School principal Kathy Duggan, Sue Walker, pianist Judy Beeler and soloist Amy Churchwell. Centerpieces were provided by Adrian Burnett art students under the direction of Sara Wieland.

and Beaver Dam Baptist Church. Hatfield thanked all who sponsored and volunteered for the event. Sponsors include Tindell’s, Dave and Wanda Lambert, Foster Arnett, state Rep. Bill Dunn, Knox County Commissioner R. Larry Smith, Hatfield, Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones and John Whitehead. Special thanks went

the North Knoxville Medical Center would be developed as mixed use, under preliminary plans drawn by Reynolds. The land could be developed as medical or some commercial, and the zoning would extend to the old Powell airport. While some of that land is inside a flood plain, Reynolds said developers could fill up to one-half of the 100-year flood plain. Historic Powell: Planners are anticipating substantial changes to Powell and the Clinton Highway area following completion of the Emory Road extension, now under construction. It will open up a section of Clinton Highway for redevelopment, while reducing through traffic in “downtown” Powell. This could lead to a more pedestriandriven business and residential look and a “small town” feel, said Carberry. He’s recommending that MPC work with area stakeholders to develop a vision plan before detailed land uses are set.

User-friendly land use plan By Sandra Clark There’s too much asphalt in the Halls business district. Shopping center parking lots are too big. If you agree, your chance to be heard is near. Planner Mike Reynolds is leading a team from the Metropolitan Planning Commission to update the North Sector Plan. Yawn, you say. A sector plan includes 15-year land use, and recent court rulings have given such plans much more weight than before. The plan is used in making recommendations in zoning cases and capital improvements. It impacts community facilities such as parks and walking trails or sidewalks. It might even determine whether your neighbor can install a body shop or landing strip. Upcoming meetings (see sidebar) are open format without a presentation. Maps will be on display boards with plenty of staff to answer questions and take comments. The April meetings are follow-ups to meetings held last fall. Reynolds, in a one-hour

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interview last week, said final hearings will be held after planners absorb suggestions made in April. Info: 215-2500. Old Walmart: Reynolds says the Halls Centre could accommodate a 30,000 to 40,000 square foot building(s) (can you say Red Lobster?) if the county’s parking standards are reduced. “We have begun looking at what other cities and counties have for parking standards, but do not have a projection for ‘if or when’ a proposal will be rolled out for public review,” he said. Current county parking standards require 200 square feet per parking space with 5 spaces for every 1,000 square feet of leasable space (with more stringent limits on theaters, etc.). Planners are considering a reduction to 180 square feet per space and possibly 3.5 spaces per 1,000 square feet. Planner Mike Carberry said the new Kroger in Fountain City is an example of a business that asked for and received a variance on parking spaces. “Four spaces per 1,000 square feet are required in the city, but Kroger was approved for fewer to save

the trees in the parking lot. We thought that was important.” Halls Centre, along with the Black Oak Plaza (where Kroger was torn down), are being considered for “mixed use” in the new sector plan. That would allow retail, office or even residential use of the land. Urban growth: Planners are holding to the urban growth and planned growth boundaries adopted in the 1990s and still in use. “The plans show a small extension of low density residential, but only in the planned growth area,” Carberry said. Per MPC regs, low density allows up to five dwelling units per acre. Raccoon Valley at I-75: The maps show a dramatic blotch of purple along Raccoon Valley Road on both sides of the interstate, but Reynolds said much of the land is already zoned for commercial or industrial use. By putting a “mixed use” designation there, property owners would have more flexibility. “Mixed use could include light industrial, as long as it doesn’t abut residential property,” he said, calling the Raccoon Valley/ interstate area “under-utilized.” Tennova: Property around




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If ever Jake Mabe has seen a perfect monument, it’s the one dedicated to Bob Polston at the Halls High School baseball field. It sits at what was Bob’s longtime vantage point. Game after game, season after season, there Bob would sit, sporting that Yankees cap and that infectious grin, shooting his radar gun and swapping stories.

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The best seat in the house If ever I’ve seen a perfect monument, it’s the one dedicated to Bob Polston at the Halls High School baseball field.

Jake Mabe MY TWO CENTS It sits at what was Bob’s longtime vantage point. Game after game, season after season, there Bob would sit, sporting that Yankees cap and that infectious grin, shooting his radar gun and swapping stories. We lost Bob last August. I told you awhile ago the field was going to be named in his honor, thanks to a petition signed by friends and neighbors. No, he didn’t coach at Halls. But Bob maintained that field like it was his backyard. And he continued to mentor kids, just like he’d done his whole life. The ceremony March 30 was perfect. Just a few words. Somber nods. A round of applause. Family front and center. Bob even helped us out by telling the Big Guy to keep

high schools yielded a combined record of 156-44-4 in football and 175-47 in baseball. He was KFL Coach of the Year in 1969, 1971, 1973 and 1976. He was a member of at least three halls of fame and served as the Knox County Schools athletic director for 27 years. But, you know, Bob didn’t care about stats. When I talked to him in 2005 after he retired, he wanted to tell me about his grandkids Alison, Lem and Tyler. “Being a grandfather will ruin you,” he said, as that grin crept onto his face. He even deflected credit for his coaching success away to others, telling me he did what he did because “I had great kids to work with and good coaches to help me.” He said one thing I just loved, ’cause it was true and he earned it. “I made up my mind early that somebody might outcoach me but they weren’t going to outwork me.” He told me he gave up This monument to the late Bob Polston has been placed at his usual vantage point at the Halls High baseball field, which was coaching because he didn’t want to coach his son, Doug. named in his honor March 30. Photo by Ruth White “I wanted to watch him play.” He spent a good part of our the rain away. some accomplishments. His interview talking about Doug I could spend an entire 21-year coaching career at and his daughter, Kathy Arpage rattling off Bob’s awe- East, Austin-East and Rule nold, too.

Sultana reunion is this month By Dr. Jim Tumblin On April 26, 1865, an overloaded packet boat, the Sultana, left Memphis with 2,300 passengers aboard, many of them Union soldiers recently freed from Andersonville and Cahaba prisons at the end of the Civil War. Seven miles upriver and a few hours later, one of the boilers exploded and the boat burned and sank. In the largest maritime disaster in American history, about 1,700 lives were lost compared to the 1,517 who died when the Titanic sank on April 14, 1912. Among the passengers on the Sultana were some 400 troopers of the 3rd Tennessee Cavalry (USA), many of them from Blount, Knox, McMinn and Monroe counties. Until the last one died in 1931, the local survivors of the disaster The Sultana memorial monument. Photo by Jim Tumblin

met annually on April 27 to commemorate the loss of their comrades. When he realized the need to memorialize those whose lives were lost in the Sultana Disaster as well as those who suffered but survived, local attorney Norman Shaw organized a modern-day annual Reunion of the Descendants of the Survivors of the Sultana. The inaugural meeting was held at Mt. Olive Baptist Church on Maryville

community He told me about the Father’s Day card he got every year from Clarence “Ba Ba” Jackson, a former player at Austin-East who later played for the New York Jets. Seventy-six of his players signed college scholarships, four were high school AllAmericans and three played professional football. One former player, Carl Torbush, became a successful football coach. If you’ll forgive a personal note, I have one. I’ve been watching Halls High baseball games here and there, as I can, either as a student, fan or writer, for 20 years. And I can tell you going up there will never be the same. As I looked down from the press box that Friday night, you don’t know how badly I wanted to see that Yankees cap, that radar gun and that great grin just one more time. But I’m so glad the land he loved so much will forever be known as Bob Polston Field. And that monument sits right where it should. ’Cause like his daughterin-law Trina wrote, Bob’s got the best seat in the house. ■

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Pike in April 1988, where an impressive monument was erected in 1916 to commemorate the event. Since that time the reunion has been held in Knoxville 11 more times as well as in Vicksburg (Miss.), Athens (Ala.), Mansfield (Ohio) and Chattanooga, Franklin and Memphis (Tenn.) – all at or near sites connected to the disaster. The 25th annual reunion will be held April 27-28 near Cincinnati, Ohio, where the group will tour the defensive line built across the Ohio River on the outskirts of the city, a historic river walk

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on the river’s shore line, the site of the Litherbury Shipyard where the Sultana was built and Camp Dennison, where many of the Ohio and Indiana Union soldiers who were on the boat were mustered into service and trained. Those interested in attending the meeting should contact Norman Shaw at 693-2171 or email Editor’s Note: Dr. Jim Tumblin will have a feature story on the Sultana in next week’s ShopperNews on page A-6.


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government Smelling a rat last week to visit Oak Ridge National Labs. He spent two full days there and had dinner with close friend Rep. Jimmy Duncan on Tuesday. Womack serves on the very important House Appropriations Committee and is vice chair of the Energy subcommittee which triggered his visit to Oak Ridge. It’s unusual for a new member to take out two days for such a tour and that is good news for Knoxville and Oak Ridge. Chick-fi l-A has announced it will revise its originally 50 foot high sign at its new Bearden location on Kingston Pike. Council member Duane Grieve and Scenic Knoxville helped persuade them to change course. If only TVA would listen to the public on their massive tree cutting program which has triggered a federal lawsuit and considerable outrage. The public hearing April 4 on proposed apartments near Island Home drew a capacity crowd at South Knoxville Elementary School. More than 150 persons attended along with Vice Mayor Nick Pavlis who represents South Knoxville on City Council and Council members Finbarr Saunders, George Wallace, Nick Della Volpe and Marshall Stair. Also present were high level Rogero officials Bill Lyons, Bob Whetsel and Communications Director Angela Starke. Starke is new while Lyons and Whetsel are veteran city officials. An obvious flaw was the absence of any working sound system. It was virtually impossible to hear unless you were within five feet of the one speaking. Had Special Events Director Judith Foltz been included in the planning she would have checked that box. I discussed this with Starke and she saw the urgent need for correction. She is new and energetic. I suspect she will not let this happen again. The plan itself is going nowhere until it is substantially changed. Attorney Chris Field and his wife, Casey, spoke eloquently on how the plan contradicts the city waterfront mission statement adopted a few years back. Next week more on TVA and how it has lost its way with the neighbors.

When you read that the county’s Charter Review Committee may split charter proposals between the August and November elections this year, you need to fasten your seat belts and be careful in reading what proposal goes where.

Victor Ashe

Why? Because the county election on the first Thursday in August will be lucky to have 20,000 voters given the few offices to decide. However, the November general election will include the Obama/Romney presidential contest for which voter turnout in Knox County could reach 100,000. It is entirely possible that persons wanting a small turnout to decide the question and a desire to keep discussion to a small number of voters will opt for August. People who believe in full voter participation will want November. When we read that some charter members worry there will be too many proposals which might confuse voters, do not be misled. Voters are not stupid. They can smell a rat. This is an excuse, not a reason, for splitting proposals. Shelley Breeding, an attorney who wants to be the Democratic nominee for Knox House District 89 in northwest Knox County, is having residency questions raised. Seems the property she claims as her residence is partly in Knox County and partly in Anderson County. And apparently her house is in the Anderson County portion and that’s where her mortgage company has sent the property taxes. However, she has been a Knox County voter for several years. A lawsuit may develop which will secure her considerable publicity which her campaign could never afford to buy. If Breeding is disqualified, Democrats can re-open qualifying or do a write-in for someone else. Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Womack of Arkansas was in town

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Running for the county line In a lot of ways, Shelley Breeding is a mail order candidate.

Betty Bean

Instead of business as usual – you know the drill: trotting out a tired retread or some frat boy son-ofan-officeholder– Knox County Democrats have come up with a smart-asa-whip, likeable prospect with a real job as a candidate for the new 89th District House legislative seat. She’s a coal miner’s daughter (yes, really) who came down to Knoxville from the hills of southwest Virginia to attend the University of Tennessee as a Whittle Scholar (remember how hard it was to get a Whittle Scholarship?). She majored in political science, Japanese and world business, and interned at the first private medical facility in Japan. She stayed here to go to law school and paid her

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way by tutoring football and basketball players at the Thornton Athletics Student Life Center. She also found time to study international law in Cambridge, England; Santiago, Chile; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Cape Town, South Africa. She got her law degree and worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Office for Global Health, where she dealt with international health threats like bird flu, HIV-AIDS, typhoid and other infectious diseases. She returned to Knoxville to practice law in 2006 and opened her own

firm in 2008. She does a lot of business in family law – divorce, adoptions and foster care work – and says that representing children who have been abused is a big part of what makes her want to run for the Legislature. Today, Breeding and Dothard has six lawyers, six staff members and two clerks, making the 31-yearold Shelley Suzanne Breeding a small business owner as well as a lawyer. She’s made a payroll and she’s created jobs. But they may not let her run. “They” is the office of the state coordinator of elections, where Knox County’s election coordinator Cliff Rodgers punted the question of her eligibility after discovering that the house she and her husband, John Payne, built in 2009 sits right smack on the Anderson County line. Breeding says she didn’t realize that her mortgage holder was paying her taxes to Anderson County until Rodgers called her up to tell her that she couldn’t run. There are six criteria

used to determine residency, and Breeding says five of them put her squarely in Knox County – she votes here, gets her mail here, works here, is a notary public here and had her new septic tank inspected by the Knox County Health Department. Democrats suspect the Republic an- controlled election commission of partisan hanky-panky, pointing to Commissioner Rob McNutt, who voted seven times in a district where he didn’t live (a felony under election law). His GOP colleagues dismissed this as a mere technicality. Rodgers says that his staff simply came across the anomaly “while doing our due diligence” and checking the addresses of those who signed Breeding’s qualifying petition. He says he is awaiting an answer from Nashville and suggests that she might want to run in Anderson County. Breeding says she’s going to sue. And the fledgling career of the brightest new face in Knox County politics hangs in the balance.

8-1 vote sends budget to Burchett It was almost a historic unanimous vote for a superintendent’s budget, but in the end Mike McMillan could not say yes.

Sandra Clark McMillan seemed to want to vote yes. He said the budget contains many items he supports. He even said since he “just got re-elected,” he could vote yes (without political consequences). He tried to postpone the vote on personal privilege, a courtesy extended to members who want a month’s delay. Cindy Buttry quickly quieted that suggestion, observing that the county charter requires the school board to vote on a budget by April 15. McMillan said “my district” is not willing to pay more taxes, and he’s concerned that the mayor would veto this budget, even if it was adopted by County Commission. So he voted no. Support came from all others: Buttry: “I am super excited about … this budget. Some folks don’t realize how far behind we are in

technology. We were behind five years ago; now we are further behind. … And this budget is more than just technology. It’s academic and capital improvement driven. Every district and every student will benefit.” Indya Kincannon: “I’m all in. We have a specific plan for how to spend the (extra requested) $35 million; not just for one year but for five.” Pam Trainor: “I am uber-excited. This moves the community forward.” Karen Carson: “I like the high accountability factor of this budget. If we can accelerate the funding, we can accelerate the outcome. … We need the community around each of our schools (to give support).” Lynne Fugate: “It’s the obligation of this board to do what we can to increase resources. We’re expecting more from students and teachers. In the private sector, where I come from, when we expect more we invest more.” Kim Sepesi: “I ran on moving education forward. For me, the issue is the pace. Do we move forward slowly or do we accelerate the movement? Our children will compete in a global economy. I favor this budget.” Thomas Deakins: At the joint retreat of school board members and coun-

School board chair Thomas Deakins talks with board member Cindy Buttry following last week’s meeting. Deakins said: “I will champion this budget.” Photo by S. Clark ty commissioners, we agreed that we want “the best school system in the southeast. This budget allows us to move to that.” Deakins said the school system must build the infrastructure for technology, and then equip each teacher and student with tools, whether iPads or Notebooks or something not yet invented, to teach the way today’s kids learn. “It’s time for this board to lead. Let’s invest in what matters,” he said. Gloria Deathridge didn’t make a rousing speech; she just voted yes.

Buttry, who has opposed previous budgets, said this one got it right. “We can pay it now or pay it later because these are things we need.” Leaving Mike McMillan, the man whose district is getting a brand new school at Carter Elementary, to cast the solitary no vote. So it’s on to Mayor Tim Burchett and then to County Commission. There’s a short time frame. Burchett will present his budget in early May; the commission will vote before May’s end. More details than you ever wanted are available on the KCS website at

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GOSSIP AND LIES ■ Mike McMillan tried to delay the vote on the school budget by saying something like: “Do we still have that rule where one member can hold up an item?” We think the board should consider a new rule: Only the members who know it’s called personal privilege can invoke it.

■ Greg Johnson, newspaper columnist and general curmudgeon, will speak to the West Knox Republican Club at 7 p.m. today (April 9) at Red Lobster on Kingston Pike. Arrive at 6 p.m. to eat. ■ Pity Mike Williams. He qualified to run for the state Senate in the Republican Primary but some folks in Nashville say he’s not a “bona fide” Republican. Kick him out. But wait, a real Republican would say let Mike run and the voters decide.

■ Vanderbilt Brabson IV is a Republican candidate to replace retiring Democratic Rep. Harry Tindell. His website is online and his most Brabson recent experience is as a legislative

■ We went on Facebook to learn more, having never heard of Park Overall, and discovered you can’t friend her. She’s topped the limit with 4,999 friends. Who knew? ■ Tom Kilgore, CEO at TVA who makes about $4 million a year, says he needs another $1.5 billion to $2 billion to complete the Watts Bar Unit 2 nuclear reactor. The agency underestimated the time and money it would take to complete the project, he said. ■ Really, Tom? Hey, we know a kick-butt administrator who would take the TVA job for about 10 percent of Kilgore’s annual wage. Somebody call Gloria Ray!

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fensive line to walk and chew gum at the same time. 2010 Results: Nothing to shout about. The Vols came up short against Florida, LSU, Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina – and almost lost to UAB. They aced November but lost December. 2011 Philosophy: Let us do what we were doing only better. Throw the football. Tauren Poole’s mostly insignificant 1,034 yards as a junior runner must have been an accident. 2011 Talent: Poole wasn’t bad at tailback but there wasn’t much behind him. Freshman offensive linemen were suddenly sophomores. They might be pretty good. Wasn’t it Tennessee that once had Flamin’ Sophomores? 2011 Results: Sorry, no fire. One SEC victory, by the grace of God, over Vanderbilt, in overtime. Dooley summation: “At some point you just say we aren’t very good at running the ball. How many times can you get asked, ‘What’s wrong

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SEC foes and certain smart alecks keep score. Jay Graham is the new coach of running backs. Sam Pittman is now line coach. 2012 Talent: Volunteer offensive linemen are bigger and stronger. Inexperience is no longer a valid excuse. Spring practice includes a

with the run game?’ We are not very good running the ball.” He got that right! 2012 Philosophy: It appears Tennessee has reconsidered and now recognizes the absolute necessity of a running attack, being that the Vols must play several

tailback tournament with additional candidates coming soon. There are no obvious All-Americans but there is hope. 2012 Results? Expect improvement. Can’t you just feel it? Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is

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e had an uninvited guest at dinner just the other night. Well, uninvited to me; unwelcome to Grandma. Upon aiming for my first bite of salad, I spied something walking down the right sleeve of my shirt. Not walking, exactly, either, but getting along by a mode of travel the caterpillar people call “looping” – front feet out and down, bring the back ones up, repeat. Yep, a nice, vigorous inchworm was heading down the sleeve, trying to get to the salad bowl ahead of me. They must be fond of salad. We recalled an episode when I found an inchworm in my salad at the now long-gone Olive Garden on Merchant Drive. Just sat him over on a nearby potted fig tree, and continued to eat the salad, so as not to cause a fuss. Anyhow, caterpillars make butterflies, so after dinner I got out my trusty “Field Guide to the Caterpillars of Eastern North America” by David L. Wagner, an excellent guide, full of illustrations that just aren’t in the usual butterfly books. I hoped to find just what inchworms morphed into after their worm stage. As is the usual case with things I decide to check into, what I knew paled into insignificance compared with what the field guide knew. First, there wasn’t an inchworm: there were photos of 84 different species of them, with a reference to a U.S. Forest Service bulletin showing 187 species of them. And then, to add to my feelings of inadequate savvy, the book said that inchworms don’t even turn into butterflies; they all become moths! Now, all the butterflies and moths are in the order of insects called Lepidoptera. There are around 11,230 species of Lepidopterans in North America. By far, the most familiar Lepidopterans

are the spectacular, colorful butterflies. But there are only 760 species of butterflies and the remaining 10,470 species are moths. All those inchworms? They turn into part of that horde of 10,000 species of North American moths as adults. So do a bunch of other familiar “worms”: the troublesome tobacco hornworm, the dreaded tomato hornworm and all those tent caterpillars that are munching on your cherry trees right now. If moths outnumber butterflies by nearly 14 to 1, how come we see so few of them? One main reason is that moths are mostly nocturnal, going about their lives on the 11-7 shift, so that even the big spectacular ones are rarely seen. And then, over half the moths are in a group called “microlepidopterans,” are very small and inconspicuous and have lifestyles that keep them hidden and out of sight. Think clothes moths, eating your favorite wool sweater. But back to the inchworms. As a group, they are masters of camouflage and disguise. Their colors are mottled or striped browns and grays, and they sport various bumps and knobs to make them look remarkably like sticks and twigs. One, the camouflaged looper, actually attaches little bits of leaves or blossoms to its body for disguise; they should be the envy of any turkey hunter, trying his best to look like a tree. But this is spring migration time! So this quote from the field guide really caught my eye: “In terms of abundance and biomass, loopers are among the most important forest lepidopterans in eastern North America. They are an especially important component of the spring caterpillar fauna of deciduous forests, where they are the staple in the diets of many forest-nesting birds.” Well, there you have it! Inchworms are warbler food! All those

little worms that are riddling the new tree leaves with holes, and dangling in front of your eyes on threads attached to some twig higher above, plus all those scores of species of inchworms, are amazingly timed to hatch out just as the fresh green leaves appear. Which in turn, at least in an average year, happens to be just when all those hungry, migratory birds are arriving here for the season or fueling up to continue to nesting places farther north. Biologists tell us that if the birds didn’t show up for some reason, many or most of the trees would actually be defoliated by the millions of worms per acre munching away at them. This year, it will be interesting to see how it goes, with the leaves and worms coming out two or three weeks ahead of the main waves of migrant birds. It’s that glorious time of year when birders around these parts rejoice and head out the door with a gleam in their eye. Excellent birding sites abound. This year, try some birding at the Halls Community Park, Schumpert Park, Ijams Nature Center, House Mountain, Eagle Bend Fish Hatchery or Cove Lake State Park. Don’t forget the Smokies and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Another great spot is the Sharp’s Ridge Park. It is a nationally-recognized migrant area that often has scarlet tanagers, Baltimore orioles and more than a dozen species of wood warblers in a single morning. Again this year, there will be a series of Thursday morning bird walks led by birder Tony Headrick, accompanied by numerous friendly and beginner-helpful members of the Knoxville Bird Club. Walks will leave from the parking area at the old ranger’s house at 8 a.m. on April 12, 19 and 26 and May 3. You may call Tony’s cell at 621-9836 for information or directions. The big annual Knoxville Bird Walk, which happens each year during the Dogwood Arts Festival, will begin at the J.B. Owen Overlook on Sharp’s Ridge at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 21. Beginners are welcome and encouraged to attend. Be sure to bring a pair of binoculars! The next time you encounter an inchworm, please be nice to it. It is important and high-quality bird food!

I know not how CROSS CURRENTS | Lynn Hutton “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen.” (Luke 24:5b) I know not how that Calvary’s cross A world from sin could free: I only know its matchless love Has brought God’s love to me. I know not how that Joseph’s tomb Could solve death’s mystery: I only know a living Christ, Our immortality. (“I Know Not How,” Harry Webb Farrington)


s I write this, we are still deep in Holy Week. The gloom gathers, and the shouts of “Hosanna!” darken to the cries of “Crucify him!” The clouds are dark, both figuratively and literally. The lightning flashes and the thunder rolls, and water pours from the skies. There are epic tornadoes in Texas, with 18-wheelers whirling in the air like matchbox cars tossed by a child’s hand. The world weeps. The first time I took notice of this pattern of natural phenomena, I was in high school. An earthquake of calamitous proportions shook Alaska on Good Friday. Forty-four years after that earthquake I was there, in that magnificent, astounding landscape, seeing with my own eyes scars that had been left on the land. I understand the unease of nature in spring. I know that the transition from winter to spring is a turbulent time. However, to my mind at least, these storms, this unease of nature, are echoes of the events of Holy Week. Surrounding the events of Good Friday and Easter morn-

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Churches to join for day of service By Wendy Smith There will be strange things happening around Knoxville on Saturday, April 21. Expect free car washes, neighborhood carnivals or folks passing out smoke detectors. Less obvious happenings will be quiet acts of service to our most needy neighbors. It’s all part of Inasmuch U n i t e d K nox v i l le , the local event of the national nonprof it Operation I n a smuc h. Members David Crocker of 32 local churches will pitch in, and more than 2,000 volunteers are expected to participate, says David Crocker, executive director of Operation Inasmuch, which is based in Knoxville. Crocker was a pastor in Fayetteville, N.C., when he worked with other church leaders to put together a one-day event designed to get church members out of the pew and into the community in 1995. When he became senior pastor at Central Baptist Church in Fountain City in 2002, he continued to have a heart for compassion ministry. He stepped down in

2006 to devote himself to the nonprofit full time. While some Christians are turned off by the idea of a one-day event, the idea is to “draw in people who sit very comfortably on the sidelines.� Within a typical church, most of the work is done by 20 percent of the congregation. But Operation Inasmuch events are geared toward the other 80 percent, he says. Crocker travels across the country to train churches on how to conduct events like Inasmuch United Knoxville. His first task is to stimulate a vision of what could happen if the majority of members would participate in a day of ministry. Then, he helps with logistics, like how to find projects, organize volunteers and promote the event. In preparation for Knoxville’s event, three dozen local agencies were contacted ahead of time so projects could be planned. Some were large agencies, like Knox Area Rescue Ministry and Volunteer Ministry Center. But others were small, like Agape Outreach Homes. “We’re trying to spread it out a bit, to get as many people to help as possible,� he says. Another goal is to acquaint church members

with new service opportunities. Sometimes, they get hooked. “There’s nothing like exposing people to real need.� Crocker sees a nationwide trend toward compassion ministry over the last 15 to 20 years. Operation Inasmuch and other similar models have changed the way churches are working in the community. He’s encouraged by it. “God is doing this. And there’s no better place to be in the world than where God is working.� He is frustrated by churches that claim their membership is too busy to participate in community service. Some Christians say they can’t help because they’re too old. To them, he says, “Oh, yes, you can. You may not be able to get on a roof, but you can do something else.� “We’re all called, regardless of our age or situation, to do compassion ministry. So it behooves us to find something we can do.� For information about participation in Inasmuch United Knoxville, call David Crocker at 951-2511.


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Charlie Wilson celebrated his fourth birthday Monday, April 3. His parents are Charlie and Lori Wilson of Halls. Grandparents are Betty Wilson of Powell, Bill and Trish Miller of Solway, and Charlie and Jackie Wilson of Maryville.

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â– Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, holds a beginner yoga class 6-7 p.m. Mondays in the family life center. Cost is $10 per class or $40 for five classes. Bring a mat, towel and water. Info: Dena Bower, 567-7615 or email â–  New Covenant Fellowship Church, 6828 Central Avenue Pike, will hold Pilates class 5:45 p.m. each Monday for $5. Info: 689-7001.

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Revivals ■Dante Church of God will distribute “Boxes of Blessings� (food) from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, while supplies last. Anyone is welcomed to pick up a box, but you must be present to receive. One box per household. Info: 689-4829.

WORSHIP NOTES Community Services â– Cross Roads Presbyterian hosts the Halls Welfare Ministry food pantry 6-8 p.m. each second Tuesday and 9-11 a.m. each fourth Saturday.

â– Knoxville Free Food Market, 4625 Mill Branch Lane (across from Tractor Supply in Halls), distributes free food 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each third Saturday. Info: 566-1265.

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Cian Bell’s ‘raw talent’ steals his scene By Betty Bean Casting the part of Gavroche, the tough, endearing street urchin in the musical “Les Misérables,” is one of those decisions that a director has to get right. It’s not the biggest role, but when skillfully done, Gavroche tugs the heartstrings like no other. That’s why it’s extraordinary that it took Beckye Thomas, the acclaimed director of the Central High School Choral Department, only one audition to find her Gavroche for the production that debuts Friday, April 13, in the school auditorium. Gavroche dies, but straight-A Fountain City Elementary School 5th grader Cian Bell, 10, kills. “Our Gavroche is just raw talent – very intelligent, very enthusiastic, very quick to learn. He steals the show quite often during rehearsal and he is a delight to work with. He has studied on his own and knows every song in the show – not just his.” Cian got his chance thanks to his older sister,

Cade, a freshman member of the Central High Concert Choir. “When our students learned that we would be doing Les Mis this spring, Cade told her family, and Cian took it upon himself to get involved with the story and the music. Cade basically told me ‘My brother wants to audition.’ I said ‘Bring him.’ “We put a wireless mic on him and he proceeded to take charge, not blink an eye and give 150 percent. The high school students had dropped jaws and from that point, I knew that every Gavroche wannabe would probably pale in comparison.” Cian, whose first name is Gaelic and is pronounced “Kee-an,” is the son of Carol and Greg Bell, who are deeply involved in the Les Mis production. Last week, for example, Greg combed through the Goodwill store to find a Cian-suitable street urchin costume for dress rehearsal. Carol brings him to rehearsals and says that

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The Central High School Choral Department’s production of Les Misérables will start its eightperformance run at 7 p.m. Friday, April 13. Subsequent performances will be Saturday, April 14; Sunday, April 15; Tuesday, April 17; Thursday, April 19; Friday, April 20; Saturday, April 21,and Sunday, April 22. The starting time is 7 p.m. for all but the two Sunday shows, which begin at 2: 30 p.m. All performances are in the Central High School auditorium. Tickets are $15 ($10 for students and senior citizens). Info: www. or 689-1428.

while she’s not quite sure where Cian got his perfect pitch, she loves to watch him rehearse, with the exception of one scene – the one where Gavroche is shot to death at the barricades. “It gives me thrills just watching him, but the death scene just rips me up. He’s shot four times in the battle and he has to sing as he’s dying.” Cian loves to write, ride his bike around the neighborhood and dress up to act. Last Halloween, he had his parents buy him a tuxedo on eBay so he could dress up as James Bond. He has been in numerous musical plays at Laurel Avenue Church of Christ, and he sang the Beatles song “Eleanor Rigby” in a talent contest at school. Les Mis is the biggest production he’s ever been involved with, and he confesses to being “a little bit” nervous – not that it shows. He loves working around the big, professional-grade sets and says that the high school kids treat him “really good.” He’s happy to be doing it. “At first, after I researched it, I said ‘I probably want this part,’ and then my sister went out on a limb for me and asked Ms. Thomas about it. I tried out and they said I was hired,” he said. And the rest is about to become history. Carol Bell says Cade has been Cian’s agent and voice coach. She finds out what days he needs to be at rehearsal


The Central High choral department will present Les Miserables featuring cast members: Katie Bales, Kinsey Glenn, Gage Beeler, Mark Pozega, Molly Shipman, Brett Hopper, Cian Bell, Hannah Zechman, Matthew Hubbs and Seth Blaine. Photo by Ruth White

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with Carpool to School Day. It happens this Friday (April 13). Here’s how it works: If you have a car and drive to school, get together with your friends, pile as many of them as you safely can into one vehicle and carpool. Zoe says the school with the fewest drivers that day (it will be based on a percentage) will win. And don’t we – I say we because, yep, I’m an alum – always want to be the No. 1 Knox County high school in all the right ways? Darn right we do. Halls Has It! (No, I haven’t quite figured out what the “it” is, either. But I digress.) Zoe says the prize hasn’t been worked out yet, but the winning school will be recognized in some way. Plus, it’s

for a good cause. “We thought this would be a great way to help the environment, plus (principal Mark) Duff has made keeping the campus clean his (priority) this year,” Zoe says. Oh, and by the way, Zoe’s pretty darn cool. She’s going to Tusculum College after graduation to major in psychology and minor in business administration. She says after attending Passion in Atlanta she decided she also wants to help victims of human trafficking. That’s pretty darn noble, if you ask me. So, do Zoe a favor and, more importantly, give the air a break from carbon monoxide on Friday. Pile into a car with your pals and have some fun. Beat those other schools and show them why Halls really has it.

Halls High School senior Zoe Holcomb holds the posters she created to advertise Carpool to School Day on Friday, April 13, in which students are encouraged to carpool. The winning school with the fewest cars driven to campus will receive recognition. Photo by Jake Mabe

SCHOOL NOTES Central High ■ Knox County jobs fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28.

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

Halls Elementary ■ Bluegrass & BBQ in the park, Thursday, May 3.

Yeary signs with Emory & Henry Meredith Yeary signed to play tennis for Emory & Henry following graduation at Halls High School. She is pictured at the signing with (front) mom Cindy and dad Mark; (back) brother Cameron and coach Cheri Duncan. Yeary, a four-year starter, is described by Duncan as a “consistent, level-headed, focused and competitive player.” She will study chemistry while in college and has plans to become an orthodontist. Before heading to college, she will hit the tennis courts and hopes to help her team bring home a district championship this season. Photo by Ruth White

Halls Middle ■ Cheerleading tryouts for any upcoming 6th, 7th or 8th grade student at Halls Middle School will be Monday, April 30. Applicants must complete and return paperwork to the middle school office by Friday, April 20. All participants are required to have a new sports physical. There will be

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

Shannondale ■ School walkathon will be held Friday, April 20 and the Big Island Bash family carnival will wrap up the day from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on the school grounds.

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Adrian Burnett held its 9th annual walk-a-thon and the students covered the mile in style and raised more than $11,000 for the school. The top three fundraisers were Ryleigh Turner (second place), Austin Flatford (third place) and Summer Beeler (first place). Photo submitted

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Herrell heads to King College Halls High senior Holden Herrell signed to play soccer at King College next season. Pictured at the signing are (front) his parents, Kenny and Barbara Herrell; (back) coach Scott Rhea, coach Houston Qualls and coach Bill Warren. The four-year varsity player will major in Business Administration Management and has been accepted into the honors program at King. While in high school, Herrell has maintained a 4.15 GPA and will also receive an academic scholarship to continue his education. “Herrell will be an asset to King’s soccer team because he has mastered the basics,” said coach Scott Rhea. “He has a great attitude and maintaining high-level academics while participating in sports will be an asset in the classroom and on the field.” Photo by Ruth White

NORTH NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES ■ A car wash fundraiser will be hosted by members of Emory Valley Baptist Church 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at Wendy’s restaurant. All proceeds will go toward the Great Strides Walk to benefit The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. ■ Fontinalis Club will meet Thursday, April 14, at Central Baptist Church of Fountain City, 5464 N. Broadway. Board meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m.; coffee hour is at 10 and the general meeting is at 10:30. Guest speaker Juanita Vann will present “Culture: What Is It? Where Can I Buy It? When I Have It, How Do I Use It?” Club members will have lunch at the Chop House afterward. Deadline to register for the May Spring Installation luncheon is May 4. Payment in advance ($15) will be accepted at the meeting.

Ritta Student Seth Washam represented the school at the recent Elementary Art Show. Pictured with Seth are Sen. Becky Massey, Knox County Schools art supervisor Dr. Fred Patterson and Ritta art teacher Lori Sloan. Massey presented a proclamation for support of art in schools on the opening night and declared March as Youth Art Month.

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Elementary art show honors budding artists The Elementary Art Show was recently held at the new District Gallery in the Bearden area, hosted by owner Jeff Hood. Ritta student Nyree McDowell represented her school at the event. Photos submitted

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Real estate sales improve in March By Sherry Witt The weather isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the o n l y thing that warmed up during the month of March. Even as rec ord- setting temperatures Witt bathed East Tennessee, the local real estate market emerged from the winter season with a healthy spring surge. For the month that ended on Friday, March 30, there were 681 property transfers in Knox County. That was a jump of 167 from the month of February and 32 parcels ahead of the pace from March 2011.

March produced total land sales of $110.7 million, compared to about $89 million a month ago. Preliminary analysis of the first quarter data indicates that 2012 is slightly behind 2011 in terms of the aggregate value of property sold. Since Jan. 1, about $288 million worth of property has sold in Knox County, compared to $320 million during the first quarter of 2011. Lending markets were rather robust in March, with more than $312 million loaned against property in Knox County, making it the strongest month since December when a large amount of money was refinanced by Tennova Health Systems.

Perhaps the most notable transfer was for commercial property known as The Shops at Turkey Creek. The sale brought $4.3 million. On the lending side, the largest refinance was by Scripps Media in the amount of $22.95 million against the property located on News-Sentinel Drive. Another transaction in the amount of $18.3 million involved the Sherrill Hills Retirement Community. I would like to say thanks to everyone who participated in the recent primary elections. By exercising your right to vote, you are helping to honor and protect one of our most sacred privileges.

Super Savers at New South Ainsley and Brendan Russell are the first Super Savers at New South Credit Union. The Kids Club at New South provided each member with a punch card last year and challenged the kids to make a minimum $5 savings deposit each month. Each deposit earns the kids a prize and a punch on the card. Those who make a deposit each month earn a T-shirt and an extra $10 in their savings accounts.

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The warmer weather has brought our local animalrelated groups out of hibernation. Here are some newsworthy items you should know about from our local animal community:

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The HALT program (Humans and Animals Learning Together) is about to kick off its spring training session with five lucky dogs from Young-Williams Animal Center. The program â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which is celebrating its 25th anniversary â&#x20AC;&#x201C; shows at-risk youth how to teach obedience training to dogs while building the adolescentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; self-confidence and social skills in the process. The dogs will be available for adoption once they gradu-

â&#x2013; Kid Support, an eight-week peer support group for ages 6-12 with loved ones living with cancer, will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through May 15 at the Cancer Support Community, 2230 Sutherland Ave. Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6 p.m., and the program will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Info and registration: Kathleen Williams or Debra Sullivan, 546-4661, or

chael Ray $100K Challenge, but the organization needs to get votes from community members (through Monday, April 16) in order to compete. â&#x2013; Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s caregiver supIf won, all of the money will port group meets 6-7 p.m. go toward improving spay/ each third Thursday at Elmcroft neuter, adoption and pet food in Halls. Light refreshments. pantry programs. Info: www. RSVP appreciated. Info: 9252668. If your pooch doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t un- â&#x2013;  Cancer survivor support derstand the word â&#x20AC;&#x153;noâ&#x20AC;? or if groups, Monday evenings and you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the courage to Tuesday mornings and evenings, at the Cancer Support tell him or her â&#x20AC;&#x153;no,â&#x20AC;? PetSafe Community of East Tennessee Dog Park will host a series (formerly the Wellness Comof training demonstrations munity), 2230 Sutherland Ave. by PetSafe Village trainer Support groups for cancer Mike Shafer. Dates are 2:30 caregivers, Monday evenings. p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Cancer family bereavement PetSafe Village Dog Park, group, Thursday evenings. 10424 PetSafe Way; 10:30 Info: 546-4661. a.m. Saturday, April 21, at PetSafe Downtown Dog Park; 10:30 a.m. Saturday, 1619 E. Emory Rd. April 28, at Tommy SchumpNear Brickey Elem. Girl Scout Fundraiser ert Dog Park; and 10:30 a.m. Wide variety of items Saturday, May 5, at Carter Fri, April 13 & Sat, April 14 Doyle Dog Park.

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SOUTH KNOX 2 BR, Trucking Opportunities 106 THE OLD CITY 2 BA, conv. to UT & 2BR, 3BA, 2 level apt. downtown, $750 + DRIVERS: $1,100.00 in the heart of The dep. 865-938-3928 LM Old City. Hrdwd flrs. weekly pay guaran& exposed brick & teed! Growing lots of light - stove, Acct! frig., W/D, French Condo Rentals 76 Dedicated Must be able to doors, you must see unload, have CDL-A to appreciate. Avail. WEST, Williamsburg w/18 mo. exp. Rivnow. Sorry NO Pets. Manor, 3BR, 2 1/2 BA, erside Transport: $775/mo. For more 800-397-2627 story brick condo. info or to see, call 22car gar., hdwd flrs. Ghippi Lee (524-4974) down, lrg. family room DRIVERS -$2000 signMon-Fri 9am-5:30pm. on bonus! Start tow/FP, & SS appls., day! CDL-A. Heavy Ceiling fans, alarm 2 yrs exp with sys. $1250/mo. + $1250 Apts - Furnished 72 sec. dep. 865-661-3229. Haul. oversize/overweight freight req. O/O's: up to 78% of freight Twnhs, WALBROOK STUDIOS Williamsburg bill. 1-800-835-9471 West Hills, 2 BR, new 25 1-3 60 7 crpt, water furn no $140 weekly. Discount pets. $685. 865-584-2622 DRIVERS CDL-A: avail. Util, TV, Ph, Your current 10-20 Stv, Refrig, Basic have you down? Cable. No Lse. not get home & Wanted To Rent 82 Why get paid?! 2012 tractors/trailers to boot! 888-219-8040 Duplexes 73  Ret. Private Detective 2BR/2BA, W/D conn, & author needs 1-2BR DW, cent H&A, carhouse on secluded, Say: port, lg yard. Texas private property with Valley Rd. $550/mo rent reduced in ex+ $550 dam dep. change for security 776-1036, lv msg. and/or light caretaker in the duties. 865-323-0937 FTN CITY 2BR duplex, w/d conn. Ctrl  H/A, dw. Gar, util rm. No pets. $495/mo + dd, refs. General 109 General 109 922-7114 or 216-5732


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Great Location! â&#x20AC;&#x201D; within 2 miles of Halls Elementary, Middle and H.S.!! Less than 10 minutes from Tennova North Knoxville Medical Center! New Walmart is less than 2 miles away! Well-maintained 3BR/2BA basement rancher in Powell. Large kitchen, dining & sunroom opening out to 3.66 acre wooded lot with multiple decks & hot tub. Too many improvements to list. Reduced to $149,900 Vick Dyer, CRS, GRI Coldwell Banker Wallace & Wallace, Realtors (865)584-4000 ofďŹ ce â&#x20AC;˘ (865)599-4001 cell View all my listings at: â&#x20AC;&#x153;In dire need of selling or buying real estate? Vick Dyer is the only â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dyerâ&#x20AC;? you need!

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From I-75: Exit Emory Rd., Exit 112 going toward Halls, go 4.5 miles, turn left onto Andersonville Pike, go 2 miles, turn right onto Holbert Rd. house on right. From Halls: Take Emory Rd. going West, Turn right onto Andersonville Pike, go 2 miles, turn right onto Holbert Rd., house on right.

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426 E. Caldwell, 2 BR, 1 BA, C H/A, W/D conn, $600 + dep, yr lease, no pets. 865-414-2578 NEWLY Remodeled 2 BR w/bsmt. Vouchers accepted. 4619 Joe Lewis. $600/mo. $300 dep.865-573-9639

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3 ROOM HOUSE w/lg deck in back. Very private. Stove/fridge furnished, w/d conn. No pets. No smoking, drugs, or alcoholic beverages. Call between 8am & 10pm 992-0547.

NORTH OF HALLS 23BR older home. 1 BA. $400/mo + $500 dam dep. 992-3767 POWELL, NICE 2 BR 1 BA, cent. H&A, appls., comm. pool, $490/mo. 938-1653

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NORTH! $129,900! Brick Ranch over 1600 SF! Double lot w/ detached 2-car garage/workshop! 3 BR/2 full BA! Seperate LR & den w/wood-burning FP! Sunroom, DR, playhouse w/electric. Level, tree-lined lot! MLS #780941



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Corryton/Gibbs! $125,900! $450 Down w/Rural Development Loan! Call me for details. Gorgeous brick ranch. Immaculate in & out. 3 BRs, 2 tile BAs, vaulted grtrm w/hdwd flrs. Open & bright tile kit w/arched doorway, serving bar, all appl incl smooth top range & built-in MW & fridge. Split BR plan. Newer flooring. Huge 2-car gar, patio. MLS 788531

HALLS! $369,900! 1.25 Acres & bsmnt ranch w/ over 3200 SF! 3-car det, climatecontrolled gar. Addt'l 4-car gar attached, 2 up & 2 dwn! 3 or possible 4 BRs , 2.5 BA's. Sep office. Grtrm w/gas log FP open to tiled kit & DR! Sunroom w/ cntry views. Tiered decking. Addt'l 2.5 acres w/ barn available for $89,900 w/utilities & sewer hookup. MLS# 795675

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Insulation Installer Hourly rate, plus PRODUCTION BONUS, Weekly pay, ability to lift max 100 lbs and be able to pass D.O.T. physical/drug screen. Must be at least 21 yrs of age, valid driver’s license w/clean driving record, Uniforms and all tools/equipment furnished. Minimum 6 months experience required.

Interior Door Assembler Minimum 1 year experience as a residential door assembler in a millwork shop. Ability to lift max 100 lbs. and pass drug screen. Hourly rate, plus production incentive program.

Projected opening April 14. Strawberry Knob Farms located in Madisonville, TN, 1/2 mile past The Lost Sea on new Hwy. 68. 423-836-1133

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F-Endorsement Driver Must have clean driving record and be able to pass DOT physical/ drug screen. Ability to lift max 100 lbs. Experience in building materials a plus. All local driving, hand loading/unloading involved. Weekly pay, paid medical/life insurance: 401(k); paid holidays, Vacation/personal leave time

Apply in person Monday – Friday, 8-4 p.m. Tindell’s, Inc. 7751 Norris Freeway EEO/M/F • Drug Free Workplace

NEW TILE, boxes on pallet, 12" Realto Terra (Italy), 36 boxes, 432 SF, retail price $960 + tax, your price $550. 865-604-7237

Buildings for Sale 191 METAL BUILDINGS SALE - Save $1000s, factory direct, discount shipping. Xld order clearance bldgs: 24x20, 20x30, more! Ltd avail. Call 877-280-7456

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LEXUS RX300 2001, 139k mi, great MPG, lthr, all pwr, 2 WD, great cond. Gray w/tan lthr, $8995 firm. Call 865-354-4609; 423-534-4275 ^

NEIGHBORHOOD YARD SALE. Sat., April 21st 8 a.m. to 262 1 p.m. Rain date Imports April 28th. Covered Bridge S/D Hardin BMW 330i, 2001 white, Valley. Traveling auto., beige lthr int, west on Hardin Valsnrf, all pwr, 150K ley Road, go appx 2 mi $7500. 865-748-0194 miles past Food ***Web ID# 959838*** City. Take left onto Hickory Creek Rd. JAGUAR S-Type 2004, Take first right onto 6 cyl, 92,600 mi, Covered Bridge British racing green, $9,500 obo. 865-386-2211 Blvd. Something for everyone. Fur- ***Web ID# 959952*** niture, children’s clothes, toys, home TOYOTA CAMRY LS, 2004, V6, low mi., décor items, exergarage kept, like cise equipment and new cond. $12,500. much more. 865-376-2915 YARD SALE 4/13 & Shopper-News 4/14, 8a-2p, 7712 Sce264 nic 922-4136 Drive, Temple Sports Acres s/d, xld if rain. CORVETTE 1986 YARD SALE Sat Apr Pace Car conv. 48K 21, 7a-? at Son Light mi., orig., yellow Baptist, 6494 Son w/blk all Documents, Light Way, Halls. $11,900top. obo. 865-755-4729 Proceeds benefit Guatemala mission ***Web ID# 961483*** team. PONTIAC SOLSTICE 2006, great cond. 5 leather, 79k Boats Motors 232 spd., mi, silver w/blk top. $9975 firm. Call 86517' BOAT. 1999 354-4609; 423-534-4275 ALUM. w/75 HP Merc. Excellent condition. 615-210-8208




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12" RIGID MITER SAW with stand & GARAGE SALE Sat Plymouth Valiant 1971, 47k act. mi., 318 Fact. wheels, $475. Call Apr 14, 7:30a-3p. eng. Drive anywhere 865-254-5403. Hill Rd to Ft Sum$2450. 865-274-1229. ter, rt into Graybeal ^ Crossing s/d. Mens, women's clothes, 261 Cement / Concrete girls up to size 5, Sport Utility boys up to 9-mo. CHEVY HHR SS 2008, Lots of HH items. 64k hwy mi, great GARAGE SALE Sat gas mi. Beautiful Apr 14, 8a-? at 148 car. Perf. for Alpine Dr, Mounaround town or tain View s/d. commuting. $12,900. Clothes, furn, HH. 865-216-4225 HUGE 4-FAMILY ***Web ID# 960715*** GARAGE SALE on LANDROVER Fri-Sat 4/13 & 4/14, DISCOVERY SII, 1999 8a-1p in Shadow one of a kind, full Creek s/d off Cunwalnut trim, Adv. ningham Rd. Furn, rack, Warn winch, HH items, clothes. ladder, Safari Don't miss! bumper, rear flood, top lights, lens INSIDE SALE Apr 12- guards, rock sliders, 13-14 and 19-20-21 at snorkel, locking 7209 Meadowbrook R.E.D., interior cargo Circle. divider, underbody shields & guards, MOVING SALE Thu/Fri Apr 12 & 13, garage kept, 88K mi. Phone pics avail. 9a-4p at 4236 $8,200. Serious only McCloud Rd. Furn, 865-604-7237. big-scrn TV, misc.

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CADILLAC DTS 2007, LOVING HOME has nav, chrome, pwr day care openings sunrf, all opts., 71K mi. for infants to 3-year$16,000. 423-494-4135 old. References avail. 922-9455. FORD FOCUS SES 2009, AT, loaded, 43K mi., $10,750. Cleaning 318 865-591-4239; 983-5440 Ford Thunderbird CHRISTIAN CLEANING LADY SERVICE. De2002, soft & hard pendable, refs, Call tops, exc. cond. Gar. 705-5943. kept. Asking $16,500. 865-670-4017 CLEANING NETWORK Wkly/ Bi-wkly/ Mo. Good refs! Free est. Air Cond / Heating 301 258-9199 or 257-7435.

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