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APRIL 11, 2011


Even ducks need a home

See Jake, Page A-2

Is Tony Norman the devil? See Larry’s story on page A-4


A jewel of a hobby Mother and daughter schoolteachers make and sell jewelry. See page A-6

A smile from a spider bite? Bo Shafer found one! See Page A-2




Eldridge named pastor at Salem Baptist Eldridge did not attend church until he was 16 years old. “A lot of who I am is determined by that – the fact that I was not a church kid. As a 16-year-old, a friend invited me to church and began to share Christ with me. The flip side of that, the tell-tale, is that that was the first time I was hearing the Gospel. Here we live in the ‘Bible Belt’ and there’s only one person sharing the Gospel with me. Our initial effort (at Salem) will be for us to be outward with our faith instead of being content to settle with what we have inwardly.” Eldridge and his wife, Dale, will celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary later this year. They have two children: Abigail, 9, and Daniel, 4. Dale and the children will stay in Henderson until the end of the school year. Salem Baptist Church is located at 8201 Hill Road. Info:922-3490.ReadMichael Eldridge’s blog at http:// my s t r e ng t h a ndp or t ion .

By Jake Mabe The Rev. Michael Eldridge has been named pastor of Salem Baptist Church in Halls. He preached his first sermon as pastor April 3. Originally from Tullahoma, Tenn., Eldridge comes to Halls from Henderson, Ky., where he served as pastor of Immanuel Baptist Temple. He also pastored churches in Alabama from 1999 to 2006. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from UT before entering Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, Ky.), in 1996. While in college, he attended Central Baptist Church of Fountain City for about a year. “I didn’t have any prior knowledge about Salem,” Eldridge says. “I knew about Halls because of my time in college but never had spent any time here.” John Hill, who chaired Salem’s search committee, says Eldridge’s resume “kept coming to the top” among the 340 resumes the committee considered. “And, as it turns out, Steve Cash (a member of the church’s search committee) and I have a friendship from a prior church,” Eldridge says.

The Rev. Michael Eldridge is the new pastor at Salem Baptist Church in Halls. Photo by Ruth White

Halls cyclist motivates self and others By Valorie Fister ShopperNewsNow

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Competitive cycling enthusiast Jason Jeansonne warms up on a hill near his Halls home. Photo by Valorie Fister

training and racing schedule even in the midst of health issues and family tragedy. In 2002, just a year into his new hobby, Jeansonne discovered a heart condition that temporarily slowed him down but didn’t stop him. After undergoing a medical procedure called a radio frequency

ablation, he was up and riding a few days later. In 2004, he and his wife suffered the loss of a baby boy named Nicholas. Jeansonne describes that time as one of the most difficult in his life. A year later, he underwent reconstructive knee surgery. Then, a





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Jason Jeansonne’s 62-mile round trip commute from Halls to work at Oak Ridge each day is not the usual stop and go car ride down the highway. This commuter’s vehicle is a racing bike, and he sometimes breezes along at speeds of 30 to 40 mph. The competitive cycling enthusiast rises at 3:50 a.m. each day to train and stay in shape for his weekend races. He’s been in training for 10 years. “I’m an all or nothing kind of guy,” Jeansonne said. “I certainly do not have as much talent. … I have tenacity.” The 38-year-old engineer at Oak Ridge’s Pro2Serve is modest. Since he started cycling and racing in 2001, he has progressed to a level just below that of a professional without a contract. Jeansonne races with the FGS Elite Cycling Team. He has sponsors that include the Friends of the Great Smoky Mountains, Harper’s Bike Shop and Rudy Project, which outfit him for races. His wife, Carmen, and 5-year-old son, Nathan, are also supportive. “When you’re doing 15,000 miles a year, the bike is always with you,” Jeansonne said. “It’s an ever-present factor in planning. (Carmen is) very patient in that respect.” Jeansonne has maintained his

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Bo Shafer charms the crowd at the Northside Kiwanis Club’s meeting at The Foundry last week. Photo by Jake Mabe Casey Hill of Spine and Sport in Fountain City with Todd Howard and his mother, Midge, who installed the new protein duck feeders at Fountain City Lake. Hill gave eight to 10 non-native, domestic ducks from the lake a new home at his family’s farm in West Tennessee.

From resolution to irresolution Despair taxpayers, because the forces of darkness have prevailed – at least for now. Knox County Law Director Joe Jarret has backed away from his opinion that County Commission can exercise oversight of the fee office budgets. Jarret said he relied upon CTAS, the County Technical Assistance Service, to vet his initial opinion. CTAS is part of UT’s Institute for Public Service and presumably above political territorial disputes. In a memo to County Commission, Jarret wrote that CTAS’ legal consultant told him that although there had been no litigation on the issue in more than 20 years, additional research indicated the state Legislature intended to leave Knox County and four others on the salary suit system. In other words, “no go, Joe.” Trustee John Duncan, County Clerk Foster Arnett and Clerk of Circuit Courts Cathy Quist had already announced their willingness to submit their budgets to commission and mayoral scrutiny. By an odd coincidence, Jarret’s CTAS legal consultant shares her surname with Criminal Court Clerk Joy McCroskey, whose reaction to the idea of having her budget eyeballed by commission or the mayor was less than restrained. Unless someone comes forth with evidence that the McCroskeys in this drama are blood relatives, there are no grounds for questioning CTAS’ integrity. And the blame for this fiasco ultimately lands on the desk of Jarret, who may have relied too much on another agency’s opinion. So the fight for transparency in all Knox County government operations will have to be waged at the state level according to CTAS and Jarret. So be it. There will never be a better opportunity than this for our local state legislators to get behind some meaningful change in Tennessee law. And if any of our readers can give me one sensible reason why an elected official would want to operate in secret, please pass it along. This week, Lynn Hutton’s feature, “Take off the mask,” is a must-read, and Valorie Fister is back with the story of an extraordinary local cyclist. Too many good reads to list here, so check us out at Contact Larry Van Guilder at

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Domestic ducks find new home Tennessee Izaak Walton League executive director Mark Campen reports that eight to 10 domestic, nonnative ducks have been removed from Fountain City Lake as part of the ongoing waterfowl management/ beautification project.

Jake Mabe Casey Hill, who works at Spine and Sport in Fountain City, agreed to give the ducks a new home at his family’s farm in West Tennessee. “I am told at their new home many are sitting on eggs already!” Campen says. Native waterfowl are protected by law and cannot be removed. “The plan is working as folks are using the more appropriate protein-rich feed. A revenue sharing check has already been cut to the Fountain City Lions Club.” Duck feeders containing protein pellets were installed by Todd Howard and his mother, Midge, in February. Profits are shared with the Fountain City Lions, which upkeeps the lake and Fountain City Park. Campen and the Izaak Walton League, the Fountain City Lions Club and CAC AmeriCorps are planning a work day 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, to perform a stream assessment and Non-Native, Invasive (NNI) plant removal from the area around and next to the Fountain City Spring head in Fountain City Park. For more information, contact Campen at 414-5593.

A time capsule that was buried at Halls Elementary School in 1986 will be opened at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21, principal Chris Henderson reports. Former students who participated in the burial are especially invited.

Durant Thompson’s sculpture “Into the Sun” won Best in Show at the Dogwood Arts Festival’s feature exhibit, Nexus.

Central grad wins ‘Best in Show’ at exhibition Central High School graduate and sculptor Durant T h omp s o n won “Best in Show” at the Dogwood Arts Fe s t i v a l ’s newest feature exhibit, Nexus, on April 1, for Thompson his sculpture “Into the Sun.” Thompson, a 1991 Central High grad, received a BFA in studio art from UT and an MFA from LSU. He joined the faculty of the University of Mississippi as an assistant professor in 2005. “Images from the early 19th century Industrial Revolution and the Middle Ages have fueled the creation of my work for years,” Thompson says. “The designs of old machinery, vehicles and weapons have fascinated me since I was a boy.” Two of his sculptures, “Pan” and “The Centaur,” are installed at his parents’ Beverly Place residence. The Nexus exhibit is on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay S., through April 21. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Canning basics program is Saturday Shirley Butter will lead a show-and-tell program on “Canning Basics: Pressure Cooker Safety and Basic Canning Techniques” 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the Halls branch library. Info:

How Bo Shafer found a smile in a spider bite Bo Shafer told the Northside Kiwanis Club last week that his daily goal is to make everybody grin. “That’s why I give out bubble gum,” he said, throwing some across the room at The Foundry. Shafer says it usually works, smiles being contagious and all, but he had to think quickly the other day when he ran into a woman who told him she didn’t have a good day off at all because she had been bitten by a spider. Bo said to her, “Boy, I bet that’s the best bite that spider got all day!” Sure enough, a big ol’ smile spread across the woman’s face. Bo says that complaining is a “stupid habit” and that any-

body who lives in the United States has no reason to gripe. “When people ask me ‘how ya doin,’ I reply, “I’m so blessed it borders on ridiculous.” Shafer says he learned three things when his wife, Mary, died of complications from breast cancer in October 2009. One: “Don’t sweat the small stuff – and it’s all small stuff.” Two: “Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.” Three (pointing to the sky): “The main thing is to keep the Main Thing the main thing.” He says he’s already figured out what God’s going to tell him when he gets to heaven. “Bo, you’ve got two weeks to gain 20 pounds!”

Women’s League to hold Spring Plant Sale The Halls Women’s League will hold a Spring Plant Sale noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Beaver Brook Country Club. It will include flower and vegetable plants as well as hanging baskets. All proceeds will be used for community projects. The Halls High School/North Knox Vocational horticulture department will supply the plants. Info: 922-1954.

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By Cindy Taylor The Great Cake Bake to benefit Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library was held March 26 at Tennessee Terrace at Neyland Stadium and one of the winners is right here in our own backyard. Master Cake Designer Regina Long won the People’s Choice Award and also took home the first place trophy for Professional Wedding Cake Design, Fondant Division. Long has been creating edible art since she began working at Rosa’s Catering in Halls in 2003. Since that time she has designed cakes for local celebrities such as Lori Tucker of WATE, Gretchen Bartlett of Star 102.1, Skirt Magazine editor Nancy Parrish and for Dolly Parton’s 25th anniversary of Dollywood. Rosa’s Catering has been serving customers since 1971, when Rosa turned her passion for cooking into a business that handles event planning, catering and cake design. Long can be reached at Rosa’s at 690-5757 or online at www.rosascatering. com where clients can find

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Halls cyclist motivates self and others College, Jeansonne was 50 pounds overweight. He said he has a college professor to thank for showing him the way to a healthy lifestyle. He remembers a “skinny, 50-something, sarcastic” calculus professor named Bill Kemp who was a runner when he wasn’t a teacher. Kemp convinced his student to get into shape. “One day he said to me ‘Jason, you’re kind of fat,’ ”

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Jeansonne said. “I said to him ‘Bill, you’re kind of honest.’ ” Kemp advised Jeansonne to run-walk 30 minutes a day and even gave him a pair of running shoes. “At first I ran one telephone pole and walked two,” Jeansonne said. “After a month I could pseudo-run for 30 minutes.” Jeansonne lost 50 pounds. He started rock

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government Rafting the rapids with Ned The day after Ned McWherter died, the Newport Plain Talk ran a picture of him standing on the bank of the Pigeon River smiling into the camera. The shallows behind him were clear down to the rocky bottom.

Betty Bean Athough the deeper water looked a little milky, the river was still a sharp contrast to the dark, stinking stream he’d rafted in 1988 when he was trying to figure out what to do about the Champion Paper Company, which had used the Pigeon as its private sewer for more than 80 years. The picture was taken last September when he came to Cocke County campaigning for his son Mike, the Democratic nominee for governor. The slimmed-down 79-year-old Ned looked every bit the elder statesman in his monogrammed dress shirt and striped tie – another sharp contrast to 1988, when he was a strapping, tobacco chomping Hoss Cartwright lookalike of a governor who bestrode Tennessee like his personal Ponderosa. Set up by McWherter’s sagacious aide-de-camp Billy Stair, the 1988 rafting trip was kept on the down low, with only two reporters – a guy from the News Sentinel and me from the Journal – invited to attend (along with photographers). The issue at hand was Champion’s discharge permit, which was set to expire and needed the Tennessee governor’s approval for renewal. North Carolinians appealed to his business sense and talked about the thousands of jobs that would be lost. Cocke countians talked about cancer rates, dioxin and poison fish. Since the mill and jobs were in North Carolina and the bad water and cancer in Tennessee, the decision seemed like a no-brainer. But Ned, a Blue Dog Dem-

Ned McWherter came out to honor his old friend and political rival Jane Eskind last fall. Photo by Betty Bean

ocrat before the name was invented, had been swayed by the Carolina economic arguments. That changed, however, when he rode the Pigeon’s brown rapids. The trip started up above the plant where the water was pristine enough to comply with North Carolina’s strict water quality standards. Then the governor got in a canoe and was paddled through the stretch of stream that got sucked up clean and spit out dirty by the mill. Security guards came out and demanded to know what he was doing in Champion’s river. Below the plant, the entourage piled into rafts. The guides couldn’t find a safety helmet to fit Ned’s big noggin, but we rode the river down to the state line and debarked at Hartford, where Ned stood on the bank and spat a brown stream into the Pigeon. “Look at that. The tobacco juice and the water are the same damn color,” he said. “They keep the water clean for their people, then dirty it up and turn it loose on us.” A few weeks later he turned the permit down, igniting a war of words between the two states – the North Carolina Legislature went so far as to consider banning Jack Daniels. The caption under the Plain Talk’s picture reads: “During his tenure as governor, McWherter fought diligently for the river’s clean-up.”

Padgett to participate in forum Mark Padgett will participate in a mayoral forum 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at the UT College of Law. Sponsored by the university’s College Republicans and College Democrats, the forum will cover a variety of topics.


Tony Norman is the Devil (and he hates nature, too) Satire Alert! Knox County Commissioner Tony Norman’s calm, unassuming demeanor has fooled lots of people. But his diabolical scheme to deprive property owners of their rights under the guise of what he piously calls “only a plan” has unmasked him for who he really is. Norman was co-chair of the Joint City/County Task Force on Ridge, Slope and Hillside Development and Protection. Never mind that the task force included foresters, engineers, Realtors, developers and neighborhood advocates, Norman was the driving force behind the nefarious plan now being considered by County Commission. How do we know this? That fount of knowledge, the medium that never lies, the blessed Internet, tells us so. Consider these remarks culled from Internet discussion forums: Norman “tried to limit public debate,” stated “there was no room for compromise” and “demanded” a 60-day delay because he feared not having enough votes on commission for the plan to pass. He helped MPC spend “nearly $400,000” to develop “his plan.” He says the opposition is spreading “false and misleading information.” And those are only the comments suitable for a

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family publication. Hold on, you say. Maybe you’ve known Norman for years and can’t believe he would stoop to such methods just to get his way. If you remain unconvinced that Norman is Beelzebub, take a closer look at the photo above of a hillside not far from the Pellissippi State campus. Note the deep, raincarved depressions on that beautifully barren slope. Stop for a moment and appreciate the breathtaking grandeur of that Tennessee orange clay, its beauty unmarred by trees, grass or even stumps. (It’s only a coincidence that a Rural/Metro ambulance is pictured in the lower right corner of the frame. When was the last time a hillside collapsed around here?) Tony Norman would deprive you of vistas such as this one that God and bulldozer intended for you to enjoy. That a man with such obvious hatred for nature came to occupy a seat on the Knox County Commission is a crime. If that isn’t enough, Norman seems possessed by the

If Tony Norman gets his way, scenic wonders such as this rainsculpted clay hillside could vanish from Knox County forever. Opposition to Norman’s dictatorial methods is mounting. Photo

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twisted belief that individualistic, proud Americans are part of a community of shared interests, that there is a social compact of benefit to us all. Hippie. Just remember that you can’t spell “communist” without “commun” and you’ll understand where such radical notions come from. We all know the Devil has powers to persuade. Norman has demonstrated those powers by gaining endorsement for his plan from neighborhood and homeowners associations. Has he cast his spell on you, neighbor? Repent, before it’s too late! If God had intended for us to have a slope protection plan he would have given Moses an Eleventh Com-

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Memories of Ned McWherter Ned McWherter and I were first elected to the Tennessee House of Representatives the same day in 1968. I was 23 and he was 37. To look at us then was to see two persons who had little in common besides membership in the 99-member House, but in later years we forged a close friendship. 1968 was the year the Tennessee House got its first Republican speaker in more than 80 years, Bill Jenkins of Rogersville. I was a young, energetic Ivy League-educated Republican anxious to challenge the one party system which dominated Tennessee. I was joined by Dick Krieg and Charlie Howell of Nashville. We got headlines but experienced little success. Two years later, McWherter chaired the House Democratic Caucus, and in 1972 he ousted Jim McKinney as House speaker and the McWherter era began in earnest. It continued until he left the governor’s office in 1994. In those early days, McWherter and I were

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often on opposite sides, but I learned how to lose from him as he had the power. While a partisan when he needed to be, he always placed Tennessee first. He worked with Lamar Alexander to see Alexander’s Better Schools and Better Roads programs enacted. He reappointed Jim Haslam to the UT Board of Trustees despite some Democratic grumbling. He was a Tennessean first. In 1983, he was one of three governors or governors-to-be to attend Joan’s and my wedding in Knoxville. The other two were Lamar Alexander and George W. Bush. He always asked about my mother whenever we met. McWherter spoke at my 1993 inaugural as mayor, attended a 1999 mayoral fundraiser at the L&N sta-

tion and gave $1,000, and joined Howard Baker in speaking to the executive committee dinner of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in 1994 which I hosted in Knoxville. We were friends and allies. When I was elected mayor in 1987, he was governor and I called upon him within a week. He pledged to assist the mayor of our third largest city, and he kept his word. Everyone who uses Lakeshore Park should say “thank you” to Ned McWherter for making it happen. In 1990, when I approached him about transferring part of the land of Lakeshore Mental Health Institute to the city for recreational purposes, there were groups within state government with different plans. Veterans wanted a portion of it for their cemetery. Mental health advocates wanted the land sold at auction with the proceeds (which would have been high) going to mental health programs. McWherter’s finance department fa-


vored its sale. McWherter told me if I could work out a solution for the veterans he would handle and approve the rest. We worked with veterans on the cemetery, and the park was created and is now 20 years old. It is one of the most popular parks in our city and used by thousands. McWherter believed in doing the right thing. In 1992 he flew over to Knoxville to greet then-President Bush who had just survived the New Hampshire GOP primary. McWherter was supporting an Arkansas governor for president that year. While Bush was on a political trip, McWherter felt the governor should always be there to greet the President of the United States regardless of politics. And he honored that belief every time a president came to Tennessee. Too bad there are not more politicians like Ned McWherter and Howard Baker. Tennessee is better for both of them, and they represent the best of both parties.

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HALLS/FOUNTAIN CITY SHOPPER-NEWS • APRIL 11, 2011 • A-5 grade teacher at Cedar Bluff Elementary, was recognized as Tennessee PTA’s Outstanding Teacher. Williams is one of the Bearden area board first to volunteer for PTA m e m b e r events and works to involve Karen Car- each parent and student in son was rec- projects. ognized as Te n n e s s e e Politics 101 PTA’s OutCommissioner Amy s t a n d i n g Broyles wears the dunce S c h o o l cap for her successful opBoard Mem- position to the “process” of ber. She giving budget oversight of Carson works to in- the county’s fee offices to volve stu- County Commission. She dents and said it wasn’t fair to vote parents in with only a week’s notice the political on a political feud that’s p r o c e s s . brewed for at least 100 Also, she’s a years. And she got a mahuge player jority of the commission to in state PTA. agree. Item deferred. In never Broyles said afterwards Williams hurts. she expected to vote for the Jennie Williams, 4th change in April and predict-

Catching up No news is good news PTA awards from the school board. Well, The state PTA has given they passed the $384.6 miltop honors to three from lion budget last week, but Knox County. Awards were that’s probably not the final presented word since both Mayor Burat the Tenchett and County Commisnessee PTA sion must ponder it. convention in Nashville on April 9. Dr. Jim McInt y re Sandra was named Clark Outstanding McIntyre Superintendent for the third consecutive I can’t recall a tighter year. He received the award budget. It will be hard to for his advocacy for children cut. This budget does not re- and his outreach through duce teacher positions and it public forums to the commudoes not outsource custodi- nity. And maybe because the ans. That’s just a discussion state’s other superintendents item not in the budget. are really, really bad.

Shriners to hold annual ‘Rod, Bike and Kustom Nationals’ The Kerbela Shriners’ Smoky Mountain Rod, Bike and Kustom Nationals will be held 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Music Road Hotel, 303 Henderson Chapel Road, in Pigeon Forge. Preregistration is $15 and $20 on the day of the show. Trophies will be awarded near the end of the day. All proceeds benefit the Kerbela Shine Temple.

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Halls Outdoor Classroom celebration is Tuesday The annual Halls Outdoor Classroom Celebration is 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at the classroom behind Halls High School. Enjoy dinner, live music, activities, a pie eating contest, desserts and more. Bring lawn chairs or blan-

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A mini-clinic will be held at the Kerbela Temple, 315 Mimosa Ave., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16, to identify children who can benefit from expert orthopaedic and burn care provided at Shriners hospitals. Parents are encouraged to bring children under 18 who have problems of the bones, joints or muscles; or any problems associated

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 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: 429-2044, 675-3296, 621-3096 or www.


ed that Dave Wright might well be the only “no” vote. Too bad, Amy. Seems Law Director Joe Jarret didn’t quite get his opinion right; and County Mayor Tim Burchett, who supported the resolution and had the votes in March, has lost them for April after Jarret reversed himself. Had the commission passed Dr. Richard Briggs’ resolution in March, the burden of overturning it would have fallen on a couple of elected officials who might well have blinked. Now the resolution is dead and the proponents (including me) are smoked out. It’s the worst of all worlds. The Battle of Little Bighorn comes to mind. General Burchett left the field wounded and some of his soldiers are dead.

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.

Jenkins to retire from Knox County Schools A reception is being planned for longtime Knox County educator Hugh B. Jenkins. The staff of North Knox Career and Technical Educational Center H.B. Jenkins and Halls High School is inviting all Knox County employees and friends to a retirement celebration for Jenkins in the Halls High School commons area (the main entrance to Halls High School), 2-5 p.m. Monday, April 25. Jenkins served as a Knox County commissioner from 1976-1980. His time with the school system started at Ritta Elementary School on Jan. 24, 1961. From Ritta he went to Karns High School and then to Halls High School in 1970. In 1972 he returned to Karns High School as an administrator. From 1976 to 2001 he served as the administrator for Byington-Solway Vocational Center. Since 2001, Jenkins has served as assistant principal of Halls High School, overseeing the North Knox Career and Technical Center, located on the Halls High campus.

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Elizabeth Lynch and Mary Jane Harned will be selling their jewelry in person at Knoxville Soap, Candle and Gifts, 4889 N. Broadway, Suite 8 (next to Panera Bread) in Fountain City, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, as part of the store’s Customer Appreciation Day. Owner Jodi Bowlin says that everything in the store will be 20 percent off during those three hours. Soapmaker Denisea Mann (Natural Affinity) and local author Randall Carpenter (“Lessons for Life”) will also appear. The store is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Info: 689-6545.

Daughter and mother Elizabeth Lynch and Mary Jane Harned, who are both school teachers, with the jewelry they make and sell exclusively at Knoxville Soap, Candle and Gifts in Fountain City. Photo by Jake Mabe

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t all started when Mary Jane Harned got the idea to make plastic earrings and fashion bracelets. Then, she says, “I got brave and started investing in sterling silver and crystal.” Her daughter, Elizabeth Lynch, helped. Mary Jane has taught math at Robertsville Middle School in Oak Ridge for 39 years. Elizabeth has taught art at Halls High for six. Jewelry making is a sideline, a hobby. But, it’s threatening to grow into a full-fledged business.

They go together to buy beads at gem and mineral shows, both locally and regionally, traveling sometimes as far as Atlanta. “My den hasn’t been the same since!” Mary Jane says. “I started making so much stuff, I thought, ‘I gotta find a place to sell this.’ ” They started selling their stuff at craft shows. Then Elizabeth asked Jodi Bowlin if she and Mary Jane could sell their jewels at Jodi’s store, Knoxville Soap, Candle and Gifts, in Fountain City.

Jodi gave them a little table. Then she gave them a glass display case in the back of the store. By January, Jodi decided to move the case to the front. “My selling point to customers is that it’s one-of-a-kind, it’s local and it’s exclusive to the store,” Jodi says. “They can see the craftsmanship. Ninety percent of my customers are women. And they’re buying for themselves or their daughters or granddaughters. And when they find out that the jewelry is made

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think our lives are perfect, flawless, happy, and that we are whole. I recently wrote about seeking help for my daughter’s depression. She gave her permission for that column, hoping that it would be of use to someone else. (Thanks to those of you who called or wrote to ask: Eden found meaningful help, CROSS CURRENTS | Lynn Hutton useful tools and a new sense of balance. She is doing well.) And, today, I had a brief conFor surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans versation with a new friend, an for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. exchange that left question marks Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear in my head, so I followed up. I you. When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with went back and said, “So. What all your heart, I will let you find me, says the Lord. … do you want to be when you grow (Jeremiah 29: 11-14a NRSV) up?” Come we now our masks displaying, fearing that we shall be This, to a retiree. known, Our conversation went forward Foolish games forever playing, feeling mean while so alone. from there, talking about past, present, future. Family, history, Let pretension’s power be broken, to be human let us dare. dreams. Hurts, achievements, Let the truth in love be spoken, let us now the questing share. fears, questions. (“The Gathering,” Ken Medema) I appreciated the candor, trembled before the pain, felt the It applies to all of us, and yet, we hovering Holy Spirit over this ow many times have I said, “We are all among the walk- keep wearing our masks, carefully holy moment of honesty. The ing wounded”? putting them in place before we face mask fell, and before me was huFar too many to count. the world, hoping that everyone will man emotion, raw and real.


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by a mother and daughter who are local schoolteachers ... they’ve got quite a local fan club,” she says, pointing to Mary Jane and Elizabeth. “A lot of my customers want to meet them in person.” The fans will have their chance 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, when Mary Jane and Elizabeth will be selling their jewelry during an in-store Customer Appreciation Day event. For Mary Jane and Elizabeth, the jewelry making is the exciting part. “There’s a whole lot more to it than stringing beads on a necklace,” Mary Jane says. The duo brings the one-two punch of Mary Jane’s analytical mind and Elizabeth’s artful creativity to their work. “You have to think about quality, color choices, patterns, larger beads and smaller beads, and how they go together,” Elizabeth says. “The quality of the design work,” Jodi says. “My customers can see that.” Elizabeth took a class to learn how to make lampwork beads (glass beads using a torch). They also make dichroic glass pendants and miniature artwork earrings, recycled Scrabble tiles that are turned into pendants, featuring art images covered in resin. Mother and daughter wouldn’t

We – all of us – spend so much of our time dealing with each other on the surface, living in the superficial. We don’t want to intrude, are embarrassed by openness, are reluctant to be honest, are fearful of knowing – really knowing – each other. And yet, I personally have experienced the relief of telling the truth. Of acknowledging what my heart knows to be true, and what my brain has shied away from. Of being able to say out loud the unsayable. It is one of the few gifts we can give one another: the moment in which the truth can be spoken and heard, and the world still goes on turning. The walls don’t collapse; the hearer doesn’t recoil in horror; the speaker does not disappear in a puff of smoke. In such a moment, when the masks have fallen, all we have is prayer. And so I prayed, then offered my friend the sure and certain knowledge that the prayers continue to ascend, and the candle burns on.

admit it at first, but Jodi says they even have a friendly competition going now to see who can sell the most stuff. “It’s very addictive,” Mary Jane says. “If you’re going to have an addiction, this is it. It’s fun.” “And it’s a gratification,” Elizabeth adds, “to learn that people like our things. And we get money that we put back into our art.” It’s gone over like gangbusters at Jodi’s store. “I’m almost selling as much jewelry as I am soap,” Jodi says. Jodi bought the store from its original owners about two and a half years ago. She used to be a manager. She’s converted the stock into about “80 percent local” merchandise created by more than 40 local artists. She says she’ll even close the store for no booking fee if a business is interested in holding a private shopping party for employees. Elizabeth’s artwork also decorates the store’s walls. Yes, it’s for sale. Mary Jane says it’s been a great relationship. “She (Jodi) trusts us to provide quality merchandise and we trust her to be honest about our sales.” “I won’t allow other people to put jewelry in here,” Jodi says. Which makes it doubly unique. “Seldom do I make anything twice,” Mary Jane says. “We do it because it’s fun,” Elizabeth adds. “We don’t do it because it’s a job or a task.” Mary Jane says she starts getting excited the moment she buys beads. “’Cause it’s fun to create and see how it’s going to turn out.” Call Jake Mabe at 922-4136 or email JakeMabe1@ Visit him online at http://jakemabe., on Facebook or at HallsguyJake.

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 Overton in the school guidance office for qualification criteria and applications, which must be returned by Wednesday, April 13.

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his is no more than a skimpy, unofficial survey but Tennessee basketball fans, an emotional lot, sometimes say what they think. Some are moderately excited. Some are skeptical. Some admit to being confused. I don’t have percentages. One said she had never, ever heard of Cuonzo Martin until athletic director Mike Hamilton presented him as the perfect fit to lead the Volunteers out of the wilderness. She was encouraged that Hamilton said, “He will win here.� Another, not very nice, said he didn’t believe a word Mike said, that he used the same sales rhetoric when he announced Lane Kiffin. Ouch. One praised Hamilton,

saying he expected worse. Another doubted that Mike had much to do with the choice. The chancellor’s career is also at risk. Some fans, still convinced Tennessee is an elite destination, really did want a famous name. No doubt they were disappointed Coach K decided to remain at Duke. The Butler coach sent word that he has a better job but thanks for asking. The agent for the young guy at Virginia Commonwealth said he wasn’t coming but was interested in knowing exactly how much UT has in the vault. Two big-city gentlemen turned us down, noting that Knoxville lacks a west-tomidtown subway system. Some coaches feel we were fortunate to fill the job, con-

sidering NCAA blockades and the previous show. Martin is no Bruce Pearl. He made a so-so first impression at his introductory press conference. He didn’t say much but he said it sincerely. He sounded as if he really wants to coach at Tennessee. Me too – for a million-dollar raise. I do believe my math is correct, from $300,000 at Missouri State to $1.3 million in Big Orange Country with more perks and built-in bonuses for doing what he is supposed to do. Shrewd move on Zo’s part. Fewer tornadoes. Larger playhouse. More ESPN splash for whipping up on Kentucky and Florida instead of Northern Iowa and Southern Illinois. Martin gained credibility

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he many fans of Ron Allen’s books will be pleased to learn that he has recently released a revised and enlarged edition of “Knox-stalgia,� originally published in 1999, and a unique new book, a compilation of historic events in Knoxville and Knox County in the 1890s titled, “Knoxville, Tennessee in the Gay Nineties.� The “Gay ’90s� book resulted from a lengthy search of the microfilm of local newspapers from that decade and contains excerpts from the papers in chronological order. There were many surprises among the entries that will find their way into future columns, but most intriguing were the numerous references to a young Cary F. Spence, who would become a World War I colonel and war hero and prominent locally in business and public service. In 1890, Spence captained the Knoxville Reds, a professional baseball team hopeful of securing a spot in the Southern League. He led the team with his .277 batting average that season. In November, Spence was awarded a $25 gold piece when he won a challenge 100-yard dash at Johnson’s Track in South Knoxville, with a time of 10.0 seconds. By January 1891, it was announced that Cary Spence would be a member of the

Cary F. Spence (1869-1943). Col. (later Gen.) Spence commanded the heroic 117th Infantry Regiment during World War I. The 117th was among the first units to penetrate the seemingly impenetrable Hindenberg Line in October 1918. Photo courtesy Lawson McGhee Library

new Knoxville football team, which would play Maryville in Knoxville’s first organized football game; but the game was postponed. Then, on May 15 of that year, speedster Spence starred in the rescheduled game at Lake Ottosee (later Chilhowee Park). In September, Spence competed in Washington, D.C., in the games of the Columbian Athletic Club and won all four of the contests he entered: the 100-, 200and 220-yard dashes and the running broad jump. In the fall of 1891, Spence was a halfback on the inaugural University of Tennessee football team when it played Sewanee. Soon thereafter, the Knoxville Athletic Club’s football team played Harriman and Spence played halfback on that team, too. Obviously, the rules for participation in college sports were still being written. In 1893, Spence entered

the competition at the World’s Fair in Chicago and finished second in the 220yard dash, almost winning the world’s championship. Toward the end of the 1890s, Spence was named coach of the University of Tennessee baseball team. In October 1899, he played on the Knoxville team in the first organized golf competition between the Knoxville and Chattanooga Golf clubs. Cary Fletcher Spence was born in Knoxville on Jan. 21, 1869, the son of Dr. John Fletcher and Elizabeth (Cary) Spence. He began his education at the old Bell House School, attended the University of Tennessee and graduated from Grant University in 1890. After graduation he became affiliated with the Knoxville Building and Loan Co. and then with the Greer Manufacturing Co., where he became a vice president. Due to Spence’s service in

when chosen minority coach of the year. I checked to see who he beat. Maybe next time he can be plain, all-purpose coach of the year from the full pool. Fans have sped past me in serious research. They say Martin is a disciplinarian. Players are to be two minutes early for meetings, no cocky caps turned backwards at inappropriate times, no middle-school low-slung pants with belts dangling and bottoms dragging in the dirt. Haven’t heard a word about tattoos or loud rap. I suppose some stuff is here to stay. Martin is said to be an excellent recruiter, determined and believable. He certainly helped as a Purdue assistant. None of his signees at Mo State have made All-Conference. His main man was leftover Kyle Weems from the Barry Hinson administration. Recruiting connections? Could be Martin and his aides are geographically challenged. They are all Midwest. The SEC is the world. Martin says Vols who play will defend. I am told his prethe National Guard, President William McKinley appointed him as a first lieutenant and regimental adjutant of the 6th Volunteer infantry in 1898 at the beginning of the Spanish-American war. During his service in Puerto Rico he was promoted to captain in the 3rd Tennessee Infantry. After the war, he continued his service in the National Guard and his career in business, interrupted only when he was appointed Knoxville postmaster by President William Howard Taft, serving from 1911 to 1914. When the war with Mexico threatened in 1916, thenCol. Spence recruited his regiment to full strength and led it to the Mexican border where the regiment served for almost a year on guard duty. Soon after the Declaration of War with Germany on April 6, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson called up the National Guard units and the state regiment entered federal service as the 117th Infantry, 30th Division, 59th Brigade. The regiment left Knoxville for training at Camp Sevier, S.C., in September 1917. The 2000-soldier regiment departed New York on transport ships May 10, 1918, and landed 10 days later at Liverpool, England. Col. Spence commanded the regiment through all the fighting in Belgium and the attack on the Hindenberg Line. The horrendous Sept. 29 attack near Bellicourt resulted in casualties of 26 officers and 366 soldiers of the 117th. They captured seven German field pieces, 29 machine guns, seven anti-tank rifles and 592 prisoners that day. Subsequent attacks in the same sector on Oct. 7-9, cost an additional 34 officers

vious team was 161st in defensive efficiency, 241 at defensive rebounding and 298 at forcing turnovers. Hmm. The Bears were better offensively. They did not play at break-neck speed and did take care of the ball. They were far ahead of the Vols at shooting 3-pointers and free throws. Most were. Choosing Cuonzo stirred surprise but the decision was not illogical. I do believe he has a chance to succeed. It won’t be easy. Following the feature act at the circus, be it the fancy juggler, daring high-wire artist or classic clown, is a daunting task. The audience expects so much. The Tennessee audience has been clapping for most of six seasons. It caught the fever, shared the excitement and jumped from the edge of the seats to award standing ovations. Faithful fans always believed true greatness was just a layup away. Some are still fussing about the bully investigation and the way Bruce was unceremoniously dumped. They never dreamed their star would crash. Replacing

even a fallen star is difficult. Zo has a hint of blue-collar star power. He was one as a player at Purdue. He appears to be genuine, full-grown, my kind of family man. He has courage. He does not shy away from challenges. He has courage. He developed some growing up in East St. Louis. He has courage. He needed it in a frightening fight against cancer. There is no confusion about what Zo has to do. Chancellor Jimmy Cheek spelled it out: “Our expectations are, No. 1, to play by the rules. No. 2, be competitive. That means in the SEC, you’ve got to win. No. 3, represent the institution with integrity, on the court and off the court. And No. 4, academics is very important. Students are very important. We want them to graduate. “And if we can do those things, we can be very successful at Tennessee.� Amen, brother, right on, go Zo. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is

Ronald Allen’s book may be ordered from him by mail, 5300 Bluefield Road, Knoxville, TN 37921, or by calling him at 584-4487, or emailing Shipping and handling is $3 for the first book and $1 for each additional book (maximum S&H $5). and 1,051 soldiers, while they captured 113 machine guns, 28 field pieces, 907 small arms and 800 prisoners. The regiment was not relieved until Oct. 17 when they were sent to the rear for rest, reorganization and resupply. With the signing of the Armistice on Nov. 11, 1918, the 117th was entrained for the Le Mans area where Gen. John J. Pershing, commanding the American Expeditionary Forces, visited the division and conducted a review. Three men from the 117th were presented the Medal of Honor, 126 others were awarded the American Distinguished Service Cross or the British Distinguished Service Order, and Col. Cary F. Spence, the commanding officer, was cited for his distinguished leadership in action. He was later awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. When the regiment returned home in April 1919, a parade of historic size and enthusiasm jammed the streets. The regiment had similar welcomes in both Nashville and Chattanooga before going to Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., to be mustered out. In 1922, Spence was appointed a brigadier general and assigned to Division Headquarters in Knoxville. Gen. Spence was instrumental in raising funds for the famous Doughboy Statue at old Knoxville High School honoring his regiment. On May 22, 1922, Gen. Pershing spoke along with other deco-

rated military personnel at a special dedication ceremony attended by 7,000 people. After the war, Spence returned as president of his business on Gay Street, the Spence Shoe Co., which he founded in 1916 as successor to the Spence Trunk and Leather Co. He served on City Council from 1931-41 and as the president of the Island Home Park Co. He was a member of the Rotary Club, the Elks, the Sons of the Revolution, the Cherokee Country Club and the Appalachian Club. Fond of the outdoors, Gen. Spence was fishing from a motorboat on the Little Tennessee River two miles below Nile’s Ferry on Feb. 21, 1943, when the boat capsized. His companion, who survived, surmised that his 74-year-old friend had succumbed to a heart attack from the excitement as he was known to be a strong swimmer and another boat had reached him in less than five minutes. He was survived by his spouse of 43 years, Hannah Crook Spence, of Baltimore, Md., granddaughter of Civil War general and Indian fighter Gen. George Crook, and a son and daughter. Gen. Spence’s services were conducted by the Rev. C.E. Barbour of Second Presbyterian Church, followed by interment at Highland Memorial Cemetery. His children managed the Spence Shoe Co. until it closed Sept. 1, 1975, when several other Gay Street businesses were also liquidating.

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Sacred Storm Faith Promise offers contemporary Easter drama By Natalie Lester With Easter less than two weeks away, many churches are preparing for special services Sunday, April 24. However, there is one area church that adds another weekend to the celebration. Faith Promise Church will debut its Sacred Storm biannual drama 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14. “We do a drama the week before Easter and Hallow-

EASTER SERVICES ■ 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. ■ St. James Episcopal Church, 1101 N. Broadway, will hold Liturgy of the Palms and Holy Eucharist Rite I 8 a.m. and Liturgy of the Palms and Holy Eucharist Rite II 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 17. Festival Holy Eucharist Rite II will be held 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 24. Info: 523-5687. ■ First Lutheran Church, 1207 N. Broadway, will host Maundy service 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21. Sunday, April 24, Easter Cross planting devotions will be held 8 a.m., traditional Easter Festival service will be at 8:15 a.m., contemporary Easter celebration 9:45 a.m., traditional Easter Festival service will be held 11:15 a.m., and “The Seven Last Words of Christ” will be presented 7:30 p.m. Communion will be served at all services ■ Bookwalter UMC, 4218 Central Avenue Pike, will host Tenebrae service 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21. ■ Christ UMC, 7535 Maynardville Pike, will present a Choir Easter Concert 6 p.m. Sunday, April 17; Maundy Thursday service

een every year,” said pastor of communications Kyle Gilbert. “When we first started, it was about the crucifixion, and our goal was to get a new perspective on the story we’d heard so many times. The last few have taken different twists on things.” Gilbert said the church is always looking to “freshen up” the Biblical story of Jesus’ death and resurrection in the hope that people will connect 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. ■ Shepherd of the Hills Baptist Church, 400 East Beaver Creek Drive, will have a fellowship meal and showing of the film “The Passion” 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. ■ Mountain View Baptist Church, 2974 Cecil Ave., will present “The King is Coming” cantata 11 a.m. Sunday, April 24. Info: 525-4192. ■ Smithwood Baptist Church in Fountain City will present the musical “The Power of the Cross” 10:45 a.m. Sunday, April 24. Info: 689-5448. ■ Faith UMC, 1120 Dry Gap Pike, will host a sunrise service 7 a.m. Sunday, April 24, with regular service at 11. Everyone is invited. Info: 688-1000 or visit ■ Clapp’s Chapel UMC, 7420 Clapp’s Chapel Road, will host a Sunrise Service 7 a.m. Sunday, April 24. Breakfast will be hosted by the men’s group following the service. All invited. ■ Revival Vision Church, 154 Durham Drive in Maynardville, will hold a biker Easter service, “He is Risen,” Easter Sunday, April 24, at 11 a.m. All brands welcome. Ride your bike. Info: 925-2546.

with the message. “That is what we’re all about,” he said. “Sacred Storm is a great chance for people who have never been in church or stopped coming to change. It becomes a starting point for a lot of people, and they begin to find freedom from everything they are dealing with in life. It is a huge thing.” The weekend performances are usually the most attended weekends at the church, which averages thousands in attendance every week. “Usually our attendance these weekends is double the normal numbers,” he said. “It is a great time for us to

Community services ■ Powell Presbyterian Church, 2910 W. Emory Road, will host the executive director of the Morgan Scott Project 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13. The project helps impoverished people in Morgan and Scott counties’ “A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out.” Bring a jar of peanut butter. Come early for a $2 community dinner at 6 p.m. Info: 938-8311.

Fundraisers ■ Clapp’s Chapel UMC, 7420 Clapp’s Chapel Road, youth will have a yard sale at the church 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 14-16, as part of the community’s nine- mile yard sale. All proceeds will benefit the youth’s Resurrection Trip 2012. ■ Heiskell United Methodist/ Old Heiskell Elementary School, 9420 Heiskell Road, will host a bean supper and silent auction 3-7 p.m. Saturday, April 16. All proceeds will benefit the family of 2-year-old cancer patient Kylie Grace Overton. There will be several gospel entertainers throughout the afternoon. Info: Samantha Monroe-Parker, 680-9187 or Elizabeth Monroe, 679-2420.

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Music services ■ Oakwood UMC, 334 E. Burwell Ave., will host bluegrass and gospel music 7 p.m. Saturday, April 16. Admission is free. ■ Bookwalter UMC, 4218 Central Avenue Pike, will welcome the Crist Family in concert 6 p.m. Sunday, April 17. Info: 689-3349. ■ Home Faith Baptist Church, 5139 Rouse Lane, will host The Gospel Crossroads 11 a.m. Sunday, April 17. Info/directions: 323-4541.

Revivals ■ Fairview Baptist Church, 7424 Fairview Road, Corryton, will host the Gibbs Area-Wide Revival at 7 p.m. April 25-29.

faith Dogwood season signals spring The dogwoods have bloomed, a sure sign that spring has arrived. We should all take a moment, drive the Dogwood Trails and appreciate the beauty of God’s creation. Tom Biggs, 63, left many friends when he succumbed to cancer. Tom was a longtime Shopper-News advertiser as a Realtor based in North Knox County. Most recently, he was sales manager/recruiter for Southland Realty. Tom leaves wife Brenda, son Justin and a host of friends. Mary Lou Lamb, 87, was a member of Central Baptist Church of Fountain City. She has joined her husband, Leonard “Red” Lamb. Roberta Acuff, 73, of Halls was a member of Lincoln The revival is sponsored by Clear Springs Baptist, Fairview Baptist, Graveston Baptist, House Mountain Baptist and Bethel Baptist churches. Info: 687-5648. ■ Faith Temple Church of God, 1706 Cecil Ave., will hold revival services through Wednesday, April 13. The “Golden Oldies” revival will feature well known retired ministers Robert Burkhart,

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Park Baptist Church. As an LPN, she taught nursing and worked for Dr. Charles Hutson. Ann Derington, 75, was a member of Smithwood Baptist Church. She leaves son Steve, sister Barbara Jean and many other family and friends. Alice Spencer, 91, was a 50-year member of the Laurel Chapter of Eastern Star. A retired LPN, she was once named psychiatric nurse of the year. Roberts Holmes, Jessie Rouse and Frank Williams. Sunday services begin at 6 p.m. and weekday services begin at 7 p.m. Info: 922-5448.

Special services ■ Cedar Ford Baptist Church, 3201 Highway 61 E, will present “We Need His Love” 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 15-16. Info: 992-0216.

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Men’s programs ■ Clapp’s Chapel UMC, 7420 Clapp’s Chapel Road, men’s group will host its annual Poor Man’s After Tax Lunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the Midway IGA on Tazewell

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By Ruth White For Kathryn LaMance, choosing a career path in college was easy yet difficult. She wanted to be a veterinarian when she was young but choices were limited for women and she went on to study botany. “I was told that I would never get a job, so I went to school and received my teaching degree,” she said. LaMance’s love for animals and nature overflows into her classroom and her teaching 6th grade students at Gresham Middle School. Parts of her lessons include learning about and caring for animals in the classroom and helping the envi-

Halls Middle School TSA (Techonology Student Association) students Hannah Davis, Danielle Dugger and Mariah Westgate received first place honors for their display on Medical Technology at the TSA Regional Conference. Photos by Ruth White

Sixth grade science teacher Kathryn LaMance was named Teacher of the Year at Gresham Middle School and shares the honor with one of her former students, Mark Jones. Photo by Ruth White

ronment through recycling and reusing products. She began her teaching career at Halls Middle School and then moved to Halls Elementary and taught there for a few years before the old school was closed.

She eventually landed at Gresham Middle School and loves the environment. “This is a good school with great faculty and a good mix of people.” LaMance walks the walk when it comes to environmental issues. She sponsors the Green Team at Gresham and has helped the school earn Earth Flag level 4 status. Through everyday activities, students in her class are encouraged to recycle and stay abreast of current events. She enjoys teaching 6th grade students because they are old enough to be selfdirected and are grown up, but not too much. “This is a nice middle point.” When she isn’t in the classroom, LaMance enjoys gardening and landscaping, animals, restoring old cars,

creating stained glass and playing the piano. She is involved in teacher education and has written educational materials. LaMance caught a genealogy bug and recently found out that her best friend and brother-in-law are related. The selection of Teacher of the Year is quite an honor for LaMance. “I’m proud of it and feel that I’m contributing.” She was the third place winner among all middle school teachers for Knox County. The honor of building level Teacher of the Year is shared between LaMance and 7th grade social studies teacher Mark Jones, her student when he was in 5th grade at Halls Elementary. For LaMance, the coincidence makes the honor a little more special.

Team is runner up at Newsom tourney The Gunslingers were the 8U runner-up team at the 2011 Chris Newsom Memorial Tournament. Team members are: (front) Nic Cooper, Jo Jo Paluzi, Joey Neilsen, Noah Latiff, Brody Perry, Trent Thompson; (middle row) Luke Overton, Cody Messer, Jace Day, Austin Cole, Tyler Beard, Michael Tharpe; (back) coaches Dwayne Messer, Tim Cole, Jeremy Thompson, Jeff Day, Marcus Hatmaker and Ricky Hatmaker.

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Big Bobcat delegation to Young Writers Institute By Betty Bean Central High School is gaining a reputation as an incubator for aspiring writers. This year, English teachers Erin Atchley and Ann Bennett took some 40 students to the Young Writers

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SCHOOL NOTES Central High ■ The Central High School Foundation is accepting nominations for the Central High Wall of Fame. 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.

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

These students from Ann Bennett’s English class at Central High School were enthusiastic participants in the Young Writers Institute at the University of Tennessee: (front) Nathan Echeverria, Katherine Ebers, Whitney Slaton; (back) Teonna Pierce, Zimiri Bartlett, Kyonna Davenport, Gabriel Keith and Christine Gardner. Photo by B. Bean poem for (a member of her family). I wrote another one about Ms. B, asking her to adopt me. It starts like this: I know this awesome lady, her name is Ms. B. She’s like my second mother, she loves and teaches me. …” Zimiri is enthusiastic about Bennett’s English class as well and said it has allowed her to explore her own talents and interests in ways she has never done before.

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 ■ Bluegrass and BBQ in the Park will be 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 21. Everyone is invited to come out, enjoy supper and entertainment. The time capsule sealed in 1986 will be opened 1 p.m. 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.

“It’s really different here. This is my first time having a class like this and Ms. B’s the best teacher ever.” Nathan Echeverria, whom Bennett calls the class’s resident poet, said he learned a lot about more poetry at the workshop. Kyonna Davenport also took poetry and fiction and said that she learned “a lot about people.” Christine Garner, who confesses to being shy, took performance and songwriting.

A new sign for Central County commissioner R. Larry Smith stands with Eric Botts from Gentry-Griffey Funeral Chapel in front of the new sign at Central High School. The sign was originally purchased and recently replaced by the class of 1972. Smith thanked Botts, Jennifer Mirtes with Secure Watch and Ronnie Bowling with Best Signs for helping make the project possible. Photo by Ruth White

basket auction and a cake walk. The carnival is hosted by Powell PTA.

Ritta Elementary ■ The clinic is in need of pants and new underwear for boys and girls. School walk-athon will be Friday, May 6. Field day will be held Tuesday, May 10, and Thursday, May 12.

Shannondale ■ The school carnival “Life, Laugh, Play … & Learn will be 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 29. The fundraiser will benefit upgrades to the outdoor learning and play environments at the school and help fund the PTO budget.

Powell Elementary ■ The school carnival will be held 4-8 p.m. Saturday, April 30. The community is invited to attend an evening of fun including games, food, vendors, DJ, dance, magician,

Soccer Bobcats down Powell 1-0 Central’s Kasirel Babiker (13), Spencer Ryan (23) and Geoff Taylor (10) duel with a Powell Panther in soccer action last Tuesday at Powell. The Bobcats won 1-0 on a shot by Taylor in the 70th minute. Photo by G. Householder



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“They encouraged us to show our individuality and gave us tips on how not to be nervous.” Gabriel Keith called the workshop “a spirit lifting experience” and said her classes in performance and songwriting inspired her to want to do more. “The teachers didn’t intimidate us and were very open-minded. I’d love to do it again.” Whitney Slaton is another who took fiction and poetry writing classes and said that she’s drawn to poetry writing because it allows her to tell a story in a structured way. “If you don’t have another human being to talk to, you can put your feelings down on paper.” She praised Bennett for making the opportunity available and said she’s hoping to find a way to have a career in writing or some other art-related field. Bennett said Young Writers Institute was important for her students. “They all had a good time, and for a lot of them, it was their first chance to see UT up close.”


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Halls HOSA winners

Emily Saylor and Brianna Jones won first place for community awareness in the state HOSA competition for their project about juvenile diabetes. This will be the second year that a Halls High community awareness team has gone to the national HOSA competition.

Kelley Wilds, Jayme Needham, Austin O’Connor and Sarah Cox put their creative problem solving skills to use to resolve a issue. The group brought home third place honors in the state HOSA competition and earned a spot in the National HOSA competition in Anaheim, Calif., this summer. This is the fifth year in a row a creative problem solving team from Halls High has place at State. Photos by Ruth White

Savannah Kirby and Tiffaney Wilhite brought home State Awards from the state HOSA competition. Savannah won for HOSA Week, during which students sponsored a blood drive and offered blood pressure screenings. Tiffaney won for the National Service Project, which raised more than $1,100 under Tiffaney’s leadership.

Alexa Norton won fifth place for dental assisting at the state HOSA competition.

Erika Youngquist won fifth place for nursing assisting at the state HOSA competition.

Cottrell goes ‘Idol’ Senior performs in CTE music contest By Jake Mabe You might say that music runs in Josh Cottrell’s blood. After all, Josh’s dad, Alan, is head of the music ministry at Corryton Church. And his

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Senior Josh Cottrell was Halls High’s representative at the CTE (Career and Technical The Halls Indoor Percussion Ensemble placed first April 2 at the Carolina Indoor Performance Association (CIPA) Championships in PSA-Advanced with a 92.9 score. This is the ensemble’s mom, Emmeline, is a music Education) Goes Idol on April highest score of the year and was the best run of the show up to this point. The group will com- teacher at Berean Christian 8. Photo by Jake Mabe pete in the World Championships in Dayton, Ohio, on April 14-15 against 59 groups from across School. “I fell in love with it at an Idol competition last Frithe nation. Photo submitted early age and it’s grown into day, April 8. Results were unavailable at press time. what it is now,” he says. Each contestant from Josh was Halls High’s highest-placing solo act Knox County’s high schools during its talent show, was scheduled to perform which qualified him to be a song during the competithe school’s representa- tion, and a panel of celebtive at the CTE (Career and rity judges was to select Technical Education) Goes the “Idol.” The grand prize

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SPORTS NOTES ■ 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.

winner will receive a trip to Nashville to record a radioready song with veteran session musicians. The winner will also perform as an opening act at several local concerts. Josh plays the guitar and piano and says, “I like to pretend I can play the drums.” His musical tastes are eclectic. He says he likes everything from Dave Barnes to heavy metal, “whatever sounds good to me.” He’s hoping to make a go at a musical career and is currently recording an album at Corryton Church’s studio. When he gets spare time, Josh likes to chill, hang out, watch TV, spend time with friends and family, and “go to Waffle House. Waffle House is cool.” A senior, he has no immediate plans after graduation, but is thinking about studying graphic design.

Softball Red Devils fall to Karns 4-2 Halls’ pitcher Whitney Sutton in action against Karns during a district softball match up last week. The Red Devils fell 4-2. Photo by

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Eighteen Spirit of the South Family Taekwondo Center Students and Instructors participated in the annual Spring Tournament held at Powell Middle School on Saturday, March 26th 2011. The tournament was sponsored by Taekwondo International, which has five schools in the Knoxville area. Participants ranked from White Belt to 5th Degree Black Belt. The youngest competitor was 5 years old. The students competed in several different events: Forms, Sparring, One-Steps and Musical Forms. A total of 34 trophies were added to the already impressive collection at the Training center. Spirit of the South Family Taekwondo Center is a family-oriented martial arts school, located in Halls next to Cato’s in the Black Oak Shopping Center. Owner, and head instructor, is 5th Degree Black Belt Master Tony McCain. Classes are held six days a week, with Junior White Belts starting at 5:45 p.m., and Adults, all ranks, at 7:15 p.m. Please stop by the training center for more information, or call 922-4300 to leave a message.


Gibbs turns park pink Gibbs High turned the baseball stadium into a sea of pink last week to help raise awareness for breast cancer research. The event, “Pink at the Park,” featured face painting, nail painting, pink snacks, mobile mammography unit, T-shirts and more to help raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The Gibbs community turned out to help strike out breast cancer and raised more than $1,000 to be donated in memory of Kathy Lawson. Her son, Zach Lawson, is the junior varsity baseball coach Above, Jacia Kpana paints Stephen Owenby’s at Gibbs High. pinky nail pink to raise awareness for breast cancer research. Money raised will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation in memory of Kathy Lawson. Gibbs pitcher Brandon Gibson takes the mound for the junior varsity team against Grace Christian late last week. The Gibbs At right, baseball moms Dianne Caldwell and team wore pink jerseys to help raise awareness for breast canAngie Gibson show the T-shirt sold to support breast cancer cer research in memory of Kathy Lawson, the mom of their research during Gibbs High School’s “Pink at the Park” event. baseball coach, Zach Lawson. Photos by Ruth White

Ben Mallicoat paints Josh Brown’s face to help raise money during the “Pink at the Park” event at the baseball field.

Cosmetology is more than hair, nails By Ruth White Topics learned in the classroom have come a long way since reading, writing and arithmetic. Today’s students have the opportunity

Gibbs Eagles to travel down the path that heads to college or on a path that will lead to a technical career. Gibbs High School offers a cosmetology program that prepares students for a career and gives them an opportunity to practice skills learned in the classroom in a clinic setting each Friday. Instructor Stephanie Coppinger uses her skills to not only guide and teach her students, but to help them be prepared for state boards and “then some.” She keeps up with the newest in creative color, cuts and styles, and helps her students be the best that they can be. “She is more than just a teacher,” said student K.C. Ratliff. “She is like a mother figure. We know that we can come to her when we need to talk. She helps her students focus on professional

Tationya Miller uses techniques learned in her cosmetology class at Gibbs High to provide a relaxing pedicure for a client. Miller watched her mother provide salon services and decided that she wanted to follow in her footsteps. image and keep our grades up” Students are not able to participate in Cosmetology II or III if their grades fall below a certain level. The Cosmetology I course teaches the principles of cosmetology and students learn its history, safety in the workplace shampooing and conditioning, haircutting, hair design, and mani-

cures and pedicures. “In this class we learn theory, how the technology was developed and the evolution of the business,” said Ratliff. Cosmetology II teaches design principles and students build on previous courses. Skills learned include artificial nails, waxing, color, perms and applying hair extensions.

Anatomy is studied in this class and students learn product knowledge to help provide the best services for individuals’ hair and skin type. The classroom is open and run like a regular salon on Fridays and students are able to provide manicures, pedicures and styling services to the community. Coursework for Cosmetology III, the chemistry of cosmetology, involves learning advanced hair, skin and nail services and state laws and regulations. Students are able to compete in Skills USA, learn what is involved in opening and running a salon and provide cosmetology services to clients. Most of Coppinger’s students are tapping into their creative side through cosmetology and plan on continuing their careers in the field. Even if some change career paths in the future, the skills and knowledge learned in the classroom are valuable. “I had a student put herself through law school by being a cosmetologist,” said Coppinger. Cosmetology is more than just hair and nails.

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Sports physicals scheduled for May 7 KOC Sports Physicals for fall sports will be held Saturday, May 7, at Thompson-Boling Arena. Gibbs’ time slot is 11 a.m. Sports physicals signed after April 15 are valid until the first day of practice in 2012. Knoxville Pediatric Cardiology will be offering EKG screenings at no charge. Athletes must have a signed permission form to be screened. For information and downloading of EKG form, go to www. Students need the following: Knox County Sports Physical Form with parent/guardian signature, KPC EKG permission form and payment of $10.

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Rheem products are Modern mainstay Pace Robinson calls it a solid partnership and Dottie Ramsey says it’s like a marriage.

Modern’s Millie Modern Supply's design consultant and remodeling expert. Spring has sprung, the grass is riz ‌ remember that childhood poem? Spring is my fav time of the year. Everything is coming alive – fresh and new – and a needed dose of natural Vitamin D! As much as I love spring, it brings a lot of sneezin’ and wheezin’. Knoxville was ranked the number one most challenging city to live in if you have allergies according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation’s 2010 ranking. Red, itchy eyes are not becoming to a fashionista. My heating and air buds at Modern Supply, pictured to the right, have a suggestion on fighting pollen and improving overall home air quality. Changing air filters is a must-do! They should be changed every three months. Just like sassy shoes, there are choices in air filters. Elizabeth and Mike at the sales counter can help you find the right fit. Here’s a shocking statistic. EPA studies show that even in the smoggiest cities, the air inside most homes is usually at least 10 times more polluted than the air outside. OMG, how can this be?! Energy efficient homes today are built as air-tight as possible. Super-duper for lower energy costs, but it traps airborne pollutants and bad guys such as viruses, dust, dust mites, mold and mildew. These nasties are killin’ me! Time to bring in the big guns! There’s lotsa help to clear the air! Rheem team germ fighters offer a line of indoor air quality products. It’s a dizzying list of stuff that can be added when installing or updating a Rheem system or other brands. Don’t let your mascara run this season. Contact a Rheem contractor to do a spring air conditioning inspection and ask how to best improve your air quality. Don’t know one? I can point you in the right direction. And tell them ‌ Millie sent you! Drop me a line at: Find me on Facebook: Modern’s Millie Follow me on twitter: @modernsmillie

“Call it Rheem and us. We’ve been together for 45 years,� said Robinson, chief executive officer of Modern Supply Company. Modern Supply is the exclusive distributor for Rheem products in a service area that includes parts of Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia and Virginia. And although Modern sells many products directly to consumers, the Rheem products are not included. “We sell only to contractors,� said Robinson. “We sell units through a network of professionals who install and service them so it is done right.� Ramsey, the chief operating officer at Modern Supply, said training is constant. “Compare the heat and air units to a vehicle. It’s takes a highly trained individual to work on them.� “Rheem is strong on research and development, always working to make better, more efficient products,� said Robinson, recalling a joint venture with ORNL and Modern Supply a few years ago to promote heat pumps.

Rheem offers a range of price points, he said. And that’s another reason to have a professional help evaluate which unit is best suited for each customer. “Every home is different. A contractor helps you step through those decisions.� Randy Williams, who heads the Heat and Air Department at Modern Supply, appreciates the quality and reliability of Rheem. Modern handles only Rheem products for heat and air. Randy can rattle off multiple ways to heat or cool your house. He’s the Wizard of PTAC, those units that stick through the wall at hotels. (It stands for packaged terminal air conditioner, by the way.) But his bread and butter is Rheem. He finds customers “more educated and demanding,� these days, probably as a result of the Internet. Although the equipment is uniquely reliable, Williams stocks parts for the occasional need. And he cites the “ease of maintenance� as a benefit of Rheem. Keith Floyd is Modern’s “senior outside sales rep� with 22 years on the job. A resident of Friendsville, he says he’s built lifetime relationships with his contractor customers. “I cut my teeth on Rheem,� said Floyd. He loves the company. “Rheem is privately owned, just like

Hatcher joins Modern Supply Joan Hatcher has joined Modern Supply Company, as director of marketing and communications. Hatcher will be responsible for developing and executing marketing strategies for Modern Supply as they continue to expand their product offerings. She will also be involved in internal initiatives such as business development and training. “Joan’s diverse background will be an asset in helping us to strengthen our name recognition and brand awareness, particularly outside of the Knoxville area,� said CEO Pace Robinson. Modern Supply,� he said. “It was started by two brothers who were originally in plumbing.� Aaron Carr is a recent addition to the Modern team. He was amazed when one day a contractor brought his dog into the business. “Here’s this guy with a little puppy. Everyone is touching it and laughing. That’s when I knew this family-owned business was a good

place for me.â€? Pace Robinson says Modern Supply’s Rheem team learns from its customers and he learns from them. He’s satisfied with his 45-year partnership with Rheem – it’s been good for both companies. But if he got one wish, he would vote for a new, aggressive slogan. Maybe something like, “nothing can stop a ‌ .â€?

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Family owned and operated since 1949, Modern Supply is committed to a tradition of excellence and leadership in the wholesale distribution industry serving the professional plumber, HVAC contractor, builder and electrician. Also, selling to the public, Modern Supply’s experienced consultants assist with premier brands of hightech plumbing and bath furniture, cabinetry, appliances and lighting showcased in designer galleries in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Johnson City. Modern Supply is headquartered in Knoxville with seven branches in Tennessee and Virginia. Info: 966-4567 or

Meet the Rheem team Randy Williams is manager of the Heat and Air Department at Modern Supply, joining the company in 1979. He worked in outside sales for 22 years, was branch manager of the Middlebrook Pike store for two years and was HVAC project manager for two years. He lives in Oak Ridge with wife Sherry, who works in outside sales for Modern Supply. Sherry has a 24-year career designing kitchens and selling lighting. ■Keith Floyd, who lives in Friendsville, has been Modern’s top producer for seven years. He really enjoys outside sales, and has sold Rheem for two decades. ■ Aaron Carr has a diverse background. He joined Modern in 2006 as warehouse manager. “I wanted to move on and move up,� he says, so he transferred to purchasing where he was mentored by Modern’s director of operations, Greg Stephens. Now he’s soaking up knowledge from Randy Williams and the guys on the Rheem team. ■ Glenn Stooksbury is Modern Supply’s Rheem technical specialist. He has been in the heating/air business forever and has forgotten more than most people will ever know. Glen fields technical calls from contractors and often visits Stooksbury

Modern Supply’s Rheem team: Randy Williams, Aaron Carr, Brian Crabtree, Keith Floyd and Michael Lampkin. Photos by J. Hatcher job sites to help resolve challenges. ■Brian Crabtree has 20 years in the heating/air wholesale business; six with Modern Supply. He says based on his experience with

other brands and customer reviews, that Rheem receives the best feedback. â– Michael Lampkin has been with Modern Supply for three years. As the newest Rheem team

member, Michael has learned from his seasoned co-workers. He enjoys building relationships with contractors and the first-hand knowledge he gains from them. Each customer’s need is different, he says.


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Food City: Bigger than you think By Sandra Clark Food City officials hosted members of the media for lunch last week to thank everyone for their support of Food City’s various community initiatives. Presid e nt /C E O Steve Smith Steve Smith (who plays a cute stockperson on TV ads) presented a snapshot of his company. It was perfect timing as the reporters were certainly thinking about food. Food City, a regional chain in Tennessee, Virginia and Kentucky, posts annual sales just under $2 billion, Smith said. The company’s 105 stores contain 4 million square feet of merchandising space and its distribution center adds another 1.2 million, making Food City a

huge consumer of electricity. The company employs 13,000 full- and part-time people with an annual payroll of $215 million. Although folks still need to eat, the economic slowdown has affected Food City. The company opened 12 new stores in 2008, five in 2009 and just two in 2010. Smith said Food City expanded and remodeled existing stores instead and plans to open six new stores this year. The new Morristown store is a prototype of energy efficiency (57 skylights and off-hours dimmers) and construction innovations such as a polished concrete floor rather than tile. Smith called technology an “enabler” that allows Food City to get merchandise on store shelves within 48 hours of receiving it. “We take in produce from five continents; if we don’t sell it we smell it.”

Food City also buys locally, resulting in fresher, tastier produce and economic development as farmers transition away from tobacco production. Smith talked about Food City’s health initiatives, both for employees and customers. He said nutrition labeling system NuVal developer, Dr. David Katz of Yale, will speak in Knoxville on Tuesday, April 26. Community initiatives include Race Night, a handson NASCAR experience, and support of the Food City 500 at Bristol Speedway; Race Against Hunger, which enables customers to support local food pantries; and Apples for Students, which has put $13.1 million into local schools for technology. Most recently, Food City cut 10,000 prices, shaving their margin and asking vendors to as well. “Our customers needed a break. I believe when you help people

when they need it, they will remember,” Smith said. Challenges? “We need to get people back to work,” Smith said. “We’re seeing some inflation on commodities (milk, meat, etc.).” “We hope to get wine in grocery stores this year. The odds are 50/50. Legislators are caught between two strong competing groups (grocery stores versus liquor wholesalers and package store owners).” Smith lives on the Tennessee-Virginia line and understands the politics of both states. Virginia allows wine sales in grocery stores and also has a lower sales tax. Retailers in border cities (Bristol, Chattanooga, Clarksville, Memphis) lose sales across state lines, hurting Tennessee businesses and reducing the state’s overall sales tax revenue. Ending on a joke, Smith said Food City entered the Knoxville market 20 years ago when “we bought Emerson Breeding (from White Stores) and they threw in the stores.”

Spring surge fuels March market The onset of spring brought good news to the local real estate market as property sales jumped 42 percent during the month of March. For the month that ended on Thursday, March 31, the Register of Deeds office recorded 649 property transfers. The cumulative value of property sold during the month was about $142 million. This was an increase of 193 land transfers over those processed in February, and also outpaced the sales of March 2010 by some $15 million. It is not historically unusual for real estate activity to experience a bump as winter gives way to warmer weather, but a surge such as this one is notable in a market that has seen a very slow couple of years. The amount of money loaned against property also went up in March to nearly $263 million, compared to $200 million in February. Although mortgage rates have rebounded somewhat from

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realestatereport their historic lows last fall, the market is still favorable to those with enough equity to borrow. The largest transfer of the month was the sale of the downtown Hilton Hotel property on Church Avenue. The complex sold for $19.4 million. It was the only notable commercial sale of the month of more than $3 million. For the calendar year 2010, the total value of property transferred in Knox County was approximately $1.52 billion. This was a decrease from 2009, during which $1.68 billion worth of real property changed hands.

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Volunteer Eyecare: focused on you The team at Volunteer Eyecare hosted a ribbon cutting and grand opening at their newest location, 6719 Maynardville Highway. Staff members pictured are: (seated) Stephanie Hutchison, Diane Daughtery, Michelle Franklin, Trish Adkins; (standing) Dr. Steve Elliott, Alison Elliott, Sharon Smith, Lori Moore, Pat Estridge and Dr. Heather West. Volunteer Eyecare offers thorough eye health and vision exams, expert vision correction, contact lenses, laser vision correction comanagement and more. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday; 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday; and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday. Info: 922-3937 or Dr. Elliott also has locations in South Knoxville at 4300 Chapman Highway and in Clinton (dba Elliott Eyecare) at 2681 Andersonville Highway, Suite 101. Photo by Ruth White

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Is our local utility vulnerable to the tragic mishap in Sevier County where a basin wall at the Gatlinburg wastewater treatment plant collapsed, dumping untreated waste into the West Prong of the Little Pigeon River and leaving two workers dead? Engineer Nick Jackson, who oversees plant operations for Hallsdale Powell Utility District, said no. “Our plant has the majority of water tankage underground. The Gatlinburg plant used a different type of construction with large elevated tank walls that were above ground. I am not familiar with that plant or what caused the accident, but this is definitely a different type of wall/

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Cardiac rehab at Fort Sanders gets woman back on the dance floor If you see 79-year-old Jin Gaston in Gaston then entered the Cardiac Rehabilia South Knoxville supermarket speedtation program at Fort Sanders to regain ing along with a buggy, she may be doing her strength. more than grocery store shopping. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I started therapy there three days a â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I walk, I get a buggy and go up week,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At first, I was using a and down the aisles as fast as I can go,â&#x20AC;? walker.â&#x20AC;? Now, Gaston and husband Jack she explains with a laugh. Gaston reguare back to their ballroom dancing events larly exercises her heart since undergoat the Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor Senior Center twice a ing quintuple bypass surgery last August week, enjoying the fox trot, waltz, rumba, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. cha-cha and swing. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s working to prevent a heart attack. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is fun and really good exercise,â&#x20AC;? she â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not an outside person, so I walk smiles. Gaston, who taught the classes bewith the buggy,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You just go up fore her heart surgery, plans to return to down the aisles. Now if somebodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in a teaching eventually. certain aisle, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll go to the next one.â&#x20AC;? Heart rehab patients at Fort Sanders Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only one hazard to buggy walkCardiac Rehabilitation program attend ing, Gaston admits: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Of course we buy workout sessions three days a week and things we really donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need.â&#x20AC;? lectures on two of those days. NutritionBefore coming up with her walking rouists, exercise therapists and nurses instruct tine, Gaston attended Fort Sanders Cardiac patients on the importance of a healthy Rehabilitation Outpatient Program for 12 diet, how to manage pain and what kind weeks after her surgery. The program inof exercises will strengthen the heart. structors taught her the importance of exerâ&#x20AC;&#x153;The therapists are so attentive,â&#x20AC;? says cising to recover from the heart surgery that Gaston. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They make sure that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re OK likely saved her life. during the time youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re there, with a heart â&#x20AC;&#x153;My doctors say I was a walking heart monitor while you exercise. It really makes time bomb,â&#x20AC;? she explains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didn`t even you feel good to get therapy.â&#x20AC;? know that I had a heart problem. But I Gaston says she and her husband are didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel good all summer, and then last July I had a tightness in my chest and pain continuing the diet tips they learned at in my shoulder.â&#x20AC;? Fort Sanders. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve lost at least 35 pounds, but I am not as strict on my diet as I When she experienced the tightness should be, of course,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do eat in her chest, her husband, Jack Gaston, some sweets from time to time.â&#x20AC;? took her to the Emergency Department at Fort Sanders Regional. Physicians at Fort Gaston recommends the Fort Sanders Sanders used a heart catheter procedure Cardiac Rehabilitation Center to anyone to diagnose five near-blockages in her who needs help recovering from surgery heart. She was scheduled right away for or a heart attack. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had excellent care,â&#x20AC;? emergency bypass surgery. she smiles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I highly recommended it. The While heart disease runs in her famgood Lord has blessed me. I would just say ily, Gaston says she had not had other anybody that has heart problems or sursymptoms beforehand. It took about nine Jin Gaston didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let heart surgery dim her twinkle toes. She and husband Jack are ballroom gery, they really need to go to Fort Sandweeks for her to recover from the surgery. dancing again each week at Knoxvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor Senior Center. ers Rehab. They are just wonderful.â&#x20AC;?

Pump up your heart muscle at Fort Sanders Cardiac Rehab Center Fort Sanders Echo Lab earns re-accreditation The Fort Sanders Regional Echocardiography Lab has received re-accreditation from the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL). Accreditation by the ICAEL is voluntary and demonstrates the laboratoryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commitment to high quality patient care and provision of quality diagnostic testing. The ICAEL was established with the support of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the Society of Pediatric Echocardiography (SOPE) to provide a peer review mechanism to encourage quality diagnosis of heart disease.

After heart attack, heart surgery or angioplasty, cardiac patients at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center are referred to its Cardiac Rehabilitation Outpatient Program. The three-month program involves exercise sessions and health classes to establish lifestyle changes that help reduce the patientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s risk of further heart disease. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cardiac Rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary treatment plan which involves medication, nursing, exercise physiology, nutrition and psychology. Lifestyle changes are difficult, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to provide people support so they can change,â&#x20AC;? explains Cardiac Rehab nurse case manager Brenda Leuthold. Patients exercise three times each week while

hooked to a heart monitor. They also attend 16 different classes on nutrition, stress management and medications. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long enough to help get habits formed,â&#x20AC;? says Leuthold. After completing the rehab program, patients are invited back to the center to continue exercising. The center has exercise bikes, step machines, treadmills and free weights. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a wonderful support group for anybody thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had heart disease or heart procedures,â&#x20AC;? says Leuthold. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a lot of great outcomes.â&#x20AC;? For information about the Cardiac RehabilitaHeart patient Carol Grahl builds her strength tion Outpatient Program during a session at the Cardiac Rehabilitation at Fort Sanders Regional, call (865) 541-1250. Program at Fort Sanders Regional.

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The definition of ‘humane’ If you look up the definition of “humane” in the dictionary, it says “having or showing compassion or benevolence”; “inflicting the minimum of pain”; and/ or “intended to have a civilizing or refining effect on people.” I think sometimes when people do what they think is humane for an animal, they are really benefiting themselves more than they are the animal. I have made several attempts to catch an injured, feral cat here at the west Shopper-News office and the person(s) who are feeding its colony repeatedly release it from the trap. I have left a note on the trap to reassure the folks I mean no harm, that I am an animal lover myself who is trying to help this injured creature, but it seems they get so much of a warm and fuzzy feeling when freeing the poor thing that it’s too

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Critter Tales much for them to bare if it is unhappy in the trap until I take it to the veterinarian. When performing what you think is a “humane” act for an animal or another person, please ask yourself if what you’re doing is really best for the being’s quality of life, or if it’s an act of instant gratification on your part. If you know someone feeding feral colonies around the Lovell Road area, let them know that if they would like to give me a call, I will be happy to talk to them about this situation.

Virtual ‘Fans’ helps cancer patients The University of Tennessee Medical Center has announced the arrival of Fans of Hope, a first-of-its-kind virtual experience allowing participants to go online, make a donation and create their own avatar (personalized graphic or image that represents the participant) to join friends and celebrities in the battle against cancer. The goal of the virtual experience is to fill the seats at the virtual Thompson-Boling Arena. Every donation made to Fans of Hope and every virtual seat filled through the program benefits cancer patients and helps advance cancer care at the UT Medical Center Cancer Institute. Info: www.

Halls Alumni Dinner is April 30 The annual Halls Alumni Dinner is 6 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in the Halls High cafeteria. Bring a covered dish. The Halls High Class of 1961 will be honored. Info: David Wayland, 922-7615.

Young-Williams Animal Center team member Cindy enjoys a few moments with Huxtable, a 2-year-old male shepherd mix dog. This boy loves toys so much he can often be found with a stuffed bear in his mouth. He enjoys spending time with other dogs, has nice leash manners and prefers to potty outside. He is available for adoption at the main center, 3201 Division St., where operating hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. The adoption center at Young-Williams Animal Village, 6400 Kingston Pike, is open noon to 6 p.m. daily. See all of the center’s adoptable animals at www.

CORRYTON SENIOR CENTER Events for the week of April 11: ■ Monday, April 11: 8:45 a.m., Exercise; 9 a.m., quilting; 10 a.m., Wii bowling; 6:45 p.m., exercise ■ Tuesday, April 12: Super Seniors Luncheon, welcoming back songstress Joan Gregory. Tickets will be sold at the door to raffle off a handmade quilt. ■ Wednesday, April 13: 8:45 a.m., Exercise; 9 a.m., guitar lessons; 9 a.m., quilting; 10 a.m., Mexican Train dominos ■ Thursday, April 14: 9 a.m., Quilting; 1 p.m., pinochle; 2:30 p.m., toenail trimming; 6:45 p.m.,exercise ■ Friday, April 15: 10 a.m., Bingo. Mark your calendars: ■ Friday, April 22: All centers closed for Good Friday ■ Thursday, April 28: Healthy Cooking demo and recipe exchange. Info: 688-5882.

Daniel will be 3 years old at the end of this month. That number means a lot of things. It’s the supposed end of the Terrible Twos. It’s two more years before he can go to kindergarten. It also means that I’ve got a party to plan and three weeks to plan it. We’re taking the plunge this year and inviting Daniel’s preschool class, not just family and his buddy Tony. Perhaps 12 preschoolers with parents, and I’m hosting them all. I’m trying not to panic. “We need to decide where to have this party,” I said to my husband. “We’re not going to just have it here?” he asked. “Twelve preschoolers in our house?” I replied. While our house is the largest place I’ve lived that wasn’t my parents’ house, it’s not exactly Buckingham Palace. I priced bounce houses and places that specialize in birthday parties. At $120 just for the venue, I think we’ll wait until age 5 or beyond for those. We decided on a local park with a $30 fee for the pavilion. Now for the fun part: quizzing the birthday boy. “Daniel, your birthday is coming up soon. What kind of party do you want?” “Mickey Mouse!” “And what do you want to eat for your birthday?”

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moms101 “Cake!” Well, that’s settled. The coaching has started, too. Daniel can say “Three years old,” and hold up some combination of fingers ranging from two to four. Invitations, decorations, RSVP’s and party favors are all going to be new territory for me. Food should be easy if I can just keep my husband, who secretly desires to be a chef, from turning a fruit tray and a bowl of chips into a huge production. I can’t wait to see how Daniel reacts to his birthday party. This will be the first year that he may have an inkling about his guestof-honor status. I hope it doesn’t freak him out. I hope he can just relax and have a good time. Regardless, after the shindig ends and the kiddo’s in bed, I plan to celebrate with a glass of wine. Here’s to Daniel for being the coolest kid ever, here’s to my husband for putting up with both of us, and here’s to me for at least trying to be a good mom. Contact Shannon Carey at shannon@

Children’s Hospital names new VP of development and community services Carlton Moxley Long has been named vice president of Development and Community Services for East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. The newly created position will focus increasing attention on philanthropy, community relations, marketing and volunteer services. Long will begin in the new position in late May. Long comes to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital from Mercy Health Partners, where she has been regional vice president of philanthropy since 2008.

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HALLS – Great all brick 3BR/2BA rancher. This home features: Vaulted ceilings, eat-in kit w/pantry, split BR plan, walk-in closets, 2-car gar. A must see. Very well kept. $149,900 (747784)

HALLS – Well kept 4BR/2.5BA features lg corner lot, 4th BR or office w/ built-in shelving down, half bath & rec rm w/FP down, many updates including: New hardwood & tile on main, crown molding, paint, gutters & siding. Convenient to Emory Rd. Reduced to $159,900 (741843)

8018 PHYLLIS LANE – 3BR BRICK RANCHER. 1256 SF, DR, cath ceil, breakfast area w/bay window. Master w/trey ceil. 2 full BAs, 2-car gar w/attic strg. New HW heater, roof, crpt, paint. Level yard w/playset + above-grnd pool, deck & fence. Halls schools. A must see! $135,900. 865-922-3943

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Events for the week of April 11: Monday, April 11, 1 p.m.: Mahjongg Tuesday, April 12, 2 p.m.: Movie time: “Bonnie and Clyde” Tuesday, April 12, 6 p.m.: Potluck supper Wednesday, April 13, 10 a.m.: Bingo Thursday, April 14 and Friday, April 15, noon to 4 p.m.: AARP driving class Friday, April 15, 10:30 a.m.: Social dance class Friday, April 15, 1 p.m.: Movie time: “The Quick and the Dead” Every Monday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.: Hand and Foot card game Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1 p.m.: SAIL exercise Info.: 922-0416.

AARP driver safety class For registration info about this and all other AARP driver safety classes, call Barbara Manis, 922-5648. ■ 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.

Fountain City awards Fountain City Town Hall is accepting nominations for this year’s community awards to be presented at Honor Fountain City Day in the Park on 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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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. Fee is $300 per team or $75 per person to be added to a team. Preregistration closes Saturday, July 2. All team members registered before this date will have their names entered twice into the drawing for door prizes. Info: Shawn Nicholson, 684-7348, or email hallsfootballgolftourney@

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: 9221954.

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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.

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 $30. Prize donations are also needed including three to six bicycles and stuffed animals. Info: Doug Estep,, or Beth Wade,

Halls Crossroads Car Show is April 23

Former POW to speak to Disabled American Vets

The 10th annual Halls Crossroads Car Show is Saturday, April 23, in the Halls Food City parking lot. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Preregister at http://www. Judging begins at 12:30 p.m. and the awards ceremony will be held at 4. Categories are for cars, trucks and motorcyles and, for the first time, “Best Student Ride,” which is limited to high school registrants. Greylan James, the 3JF Band and the Halls High Jazz Band will perform. Food and product vendors should call 724-6800 or visit the website for booth info. All proceeds will benefit the Halls High Band.

Culinary workshop is Saturday Culinary workshop, a half-day instructional program about cooking tasty and healthy meals, will be held 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at UT Medical Center. WVLTTV’s Chef Walter Lambert will host the workshop presented by the medical center’s Healthy Living Kitchen, which is sponsored by Food City. Tickets are $40 and reservations are required. Lunch will be served. Info: 305-6970.

Belk to hold charity sale Belk will hold a charity sale 6-10 a.m. Saturday, April 16, to benefit local charities, schools and nonprofit organizations throughout the company’s 16-state market area. In exchange for a $5 donation, customers will be able to purchase merchandise with discounts of 20-70 percent. Customers participating will receive $5 off their first purchase of $5 or more. The first 100 customers in the store will receive a free gift. Info:

Retired Air Force Capt. Bill Robinson will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 24, 2600 Holbrook Drive in Fountain City, on Thursday, April 14. Robinson was a POW in a Viet Cong prison for a record seven and one-half years. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. and Robinson will speak at 6:15. The meeting is open to the public, but all veterans and their spouses are especially invited.

‘Healthy communities’ As part of its program series “Building Healthy Communities,” Murphy branch library, 2247 Western Ave., will hold a public meeting 5 p.m. Thursday, April 14. Guest speakers will be 311 manager Russ Jensen and County Commissioner Sam McKenzie. The library’s educational series is aimed at helping area residents find out what is happening in their community and find resources for assistance when they need it. Info: 521-7812.

A ‘Safe Place’ workshop There will be a “Safe Place” workshop 9:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the Oak Ridge Civic Center, 1403 Oak Ridge Turnpike. Anyone concerned about the safety of children is invited. There will be light refreshments, lunch and door prizes. All participants will receive a certificate of completion for three hours of training. Info: 230-8600 or visit





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3BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE in Halls. Emory to Stormer, left into the Crossing. 7225 Windchime Cir. $39,900. Cheaper than rent! 865-531-3675 SINGLE 14'X70' 2BR/2BA Split plan, MB 17.5'x13.75'. Walk-in closet, new hvac & L/R flooring. Fridge, stove, W/D. Clear title. $11,500. 250-3831

WEST, 3BR 3BA, 2 car garage, 2100 SF. $1150 per month. Call 865-567-0390.

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Greywood Crossing nice 2 level townhouse in beautiful nghbrhd. 2 br, 2 1/2 ba, frpl, 2 decks, W/D incl, $895 + dep. 202-237-6126 ***Web ID# 760549*** NEW CONDO North spacious 3BR, 3 1/2 BA w/bonus rm, all kit. appls., hdwd flrs/carpet, 1 c. gar. $1300/mo. + $1300 dep 865-661-3229 ***Web ID# 764040***

MIDDLEBROOK INN  Nicest Economical Motel in West Knox!  HBO, ESPN, Lg. Rms  1 Night $21.90 + tax  Week $104.50 + tax  Exc. Area on Bus Line 588-1982 ^ 2BR mobile home. 2 adults/ 2 children. No Manf’d Homes - Sale 85 pets. $400-$600/mo. 992-2444. 3BR, 2BA Single Wide $698 a month. Karns Area. Call 865-250-4205



5825 Metropolitan Way 2 BR , 2 B A , 1 2 0 4 s f , 2 car garage, $850/mo. 1 yr lease. NO PETS. Call Gary 865-548-1010 ^

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POWELL / HALLS – FENCED CORNER LOT W/ POOL! Relax on your screened porch w/this 4BR/2BA rancher. Open kit, 2-car carport, & stg building. $119,900 Call Betty Cooper

Auctioneer’s Notes: Halls Has It! Almost Brand New!

FOUNTAIN CITY – DECORATORS DREAM! A true WOW home! 3-4BR/2.5BA, designer kit, level fenced backyard, covered front porch, 2 decks, hot tub, 3-car gar, & over 2,500 SF. $249,900 Call Betty Cooper

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

GIBBS – LOOKING FOR PRIVACY AND SPACE? 4BR/2.5BA home on dead end street backing to woods. Lots of windows for natural light, brick FP, custom cabinets, & new countertops. 2-car gar. $174,900 Call Betty Cooper HALLS – LOT IN ESTABLISHED GARFIELD ESTATES FOR ONLY $19,900! Build your dream home! Country setting, cul-de-sac, utilities at street, plus added trees for privacy. Call Betty Cooper HALLS – ALL OFFERS CONSIDERED ON THIS 4BR/2.5 BA HOME IN HALLBROOK. Spacious w/2-car back entry gar, pool, bonus rm w/wet bar, brick FP, & rm for everyone. $174,900 Call Betty Cooper POWELL/HALLS – STEP INTO THIS STUNNING … 4BR/3BA home in Mendonhall Estates. Lg privacy fenced backyard, 2-story foyer w/hdwd flr & S-shaped stairs, formal LR & DR, eatin kit open to fam rm, bonus rm up, guest BR on main, all the extras, Must see. $299,700 Call Betty Cooper POWELL – SELLER WILL CONSIDER ALL OFFERS! Super flowing 3BR/2BA rancher. LR open to DR w/cathedral ceilings, eat-in kit w/pantry, new appliances, over sized patio, 2-car gar, & lots of stg. $159,900 Call Betty Cooper


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GIBBS / HALLS – ALL BRICK RANCHER ON HUGE CORNER LOT! Very open 3BR/2BA home w/cathedral ceilings, lg BRs, covered front porch, new tile, carpet, & laminate hdwd. 2-car attached gar. $123,900 Call Betty Cooper

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HALLS! $134,900. Detached brick villa on large corner lot. Open floorplan w/2 masters. Approx 1400 SF. Huge greatroom & DR combo. Eat-in kitchen w/bayed breakfast room. Screened porch, oversized 1-car garage. Conv to I-75 & Mercy Hospital & Fitness Center. MLS# 753973

1242 Emerald Forest Ln in Powell. 3BR/2BA rancher w/unfin, walk-out bsmt in Emerald Forest. Upgraded hdwd floors in LR, DR & hall. Antique mantle & FP surround. Lrg deck, cov porch, full unfin bsmt w/gar door & exit door. $159,900. Code TBD. 865-300-1088

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FTN CITY! LUXURY CONDO! $279,900! Over 2600 SF. 3BRs & bonus room. Loads of strg. Master & guest suite on main. Oversized grtrm w/gas log FP & built-in TV cabinet. Gourmet kit w/lrg breakfast room & solid surface tops. Screened patio w/ fenced, courtyard views. Sec sys, 2-car gar, walk-in attic, tile shower, 9' ceilings, gated community. MLS# 744175




Fountain City! $119,900! 4 BRs! 1-owner brick ranch on huge corner lot just off Essary Road & Briercliff! Over 1600 SF inc. huge living room, eat-in kitchen w/convection oven/ range, dishwasher & refrig, 4 BRs or 3 BRs & den! 2 BAs! Bsmt – ideal for storage, workshop or workout room! Hdwd flrs under most carpet! Vinyl replacement windows! 2-car carport & extra parking! MLS# 734570

NEW PRICE! 1322 Cedar Lane in Ftn. City. Classic 1-owner, 3BR/2BA brick rancher in grt location on corner lot. Hdwd flrs under crpt, roof & H&A approx 5 yrs old. Cov porch, attic & ceil fans & woodburning FP. $130,000. CALL 865-300-1088.



JUST REDUCED! 4522 Waldon Pond in Walker Hills S/D. 3BR/2BA all brick rancher w/open flr plan, vaulted ceil, lrg master w/whirlpool tub, covered porch, patio, cent H&A & 2-car garage. $187,500. CALL 865-300-1088.

6519 6701 Shimmering 7815 Thomas Henry Arborcrest Way. R TH H Brooks Ln. Awesome & R NO Way. Lovely like-new RT Very open & NO O N spacious 3BR/2.5BA on condo! Hdwds & tile airy 1-level end level 1.84 acre cul-de-sac. unit w/cathedral throughout, open foyer, Big eat-in kit, DR, cath ceil ceilings in GR BIG eat-in kit, DR, GR and kitchen. & FP in GR. Bsmnt w/half w/FP, sunroom + fin bonus room or 3rd BR. W/I closets, pergo flrs in foyer, BA, deep laundry rm & den/office/play rm. Oversized garage w/storage closet, very well hall, kitchen & great room. NEW LOW PRICE! ONLY $92,500. CODE 2-level deck & patio. Very neat & clean. $149,900. CODE 26256. MLS#753984. maintained, all-brick end unit. $164,900. CODE 40736. MLS#747316 30416. MLS#752966.


Rhonda Vineyard 218-1117

JUST LISTED! Over 2600 SF, move-in LEVEL ACRE LOT! All brick LARGE FAMILY NEEDED! 6BR, TH cond. Close to I-75 & Brickey school. custom built, 4000 SF, 5BR/4.5BA, LLS only 3 yrs old. Custom built, close OR HA N Huge rec rm in bsmt w/gas FP, bar & master on main w/office & jacuzzi to I-75 & Powell schools. 1100 SF half BA. Perfect for pool table. 28x28 & french drs to huge deck. Open Jason of gar space, 4BRs on main, 2BRs island kit w/silestone tops, W/I gar, huge cath FR w/skylights, formal down. Lots of hdwd flrs, jacuzzi McMahan pantry & custom cabs. Lots of LR & DR, island kit, tile sunroom over& W/I closet in master. 6th BR hdwd & tile floors. Surround 257-1332 looks large deck & perfect lot backing would make home office. Great sound, custom trimwork, huge up to farmland. Ready to move into. view from deck, large cul-de-sac lot. Priced to move now. $254,900. bonus room, 3-car gar. Priced to move fast. $359,900. MLS#745396 Best deal north at $169,900. MLS#752875 MLS#711466 W PO




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MOBILE MOWER REPAIR. Service at your home on the spot. Make appt today! Briggs & Stratton cert. Don't wait weeks for repair! 659-1893


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CAIRN TERRIER pups, Awesome attitudes "Toto", born 12/19/10, Wanted! kid friendly, $400 Seeking determined obo. 423-263-3050 individuals. ***Web ID# 762455*** No experience necessary Cairn Terrier Toto to make $500-$1000 a Pups. CKC. 8 wks. week. Must be 21 with Shots. M&F. $450. valid license. Please call Call/text 865-919-8167 between 11AM-6PM ***Web ID# 765171*** at either CHOW CHOW puppies, 865/455-1365 or 3 males left, 7 wks, 423/723-9716 full blooded, no papers, $75. 865-458-9566 PART-TIME HANDYMAN wanted in Halls/FC CKC REG'D Dalmantion puppies. $150 area. 922-2877 males, $100 females. Have shots. Healthcare 110 256-0135 or 363-8393. DACHSHUND MINI DENTAL LAB PUPPIES, CKC reg., TECHS NEEDED All colors, $300. Exp. Technicians Call 423-619-8626. needed for full service ***Web ID# 763823*** lab located in E. TN. All areas needed. DACHSHUNDS, 2 M, Good benefits & pay 2 F, 8 wks old, (1 F nego. Send resumes Black), $200 ea., to: Lab Positions, 6 Call 865-475-5816. Crouch Court, Johnson City, TN 37615 ENGLISH BULLDOG puppies, AKC, 1st shots, vet chk'd, Insurance 113 $1350. 423-519-0647 ***Web ID# 762603*** STORE FIXTURES, BULLDOG showcases, gondolas, ENGLISH Pups, NKC Reg., 14 wall shelving. Buy all wks. S&W, ch. bld. or part. 250-7303. $1,200. 423-314-5731 ***Web ID# 765210***

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can be found at the Be Your Own Boss (BYOB) Expo, Sat., April 16, 2011 at Rothchild Catering, 8807 Kingston Pike, from 11 am - 5pm. For more information call 865-368-1095 or

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GERMAN Shepherd Puppies, AKC, older male & female. 865-856-6548


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Many colors Call 423-215-9194 ***Web ID# 764139***

9X7 WALK in cooler Golden Retriever (the cave) $850. 8' Puppies. American & beer box $200. Used English. Champion shelving 865-933-6952 lines. $800. 336-376-5200 ***Web ID# 762761*** STORE FIXTURES, showcases, gondolas, Golden Retriever wall shelving. Buy pups, AKC, 1st shot, all or part. 865-250-7303 parents on site, $250. 865-922-2324; 865-661-2324 ***Web ID# 763269***



American Bulldogs, dual champion sired, 2 Males, $450. POP. 865-465-3606 ***Web ID# 763971***

Golden Retriever pups, Ready. AKC, OFA, champ. lines, S&W $600. 865-228-1270 ***Web ID# 765636*** LAB PUP, AKC, ylw, male, s/w, vet ck, chip $250 865-405-4454 ***Web ID# 763369***

AMERICAN PIT Bull puppies, 9 wks. old, NKC & CKC reg. 1st & 2nd vaccination, parents on premises, PUP$250. Call after 1pm, MASTADOR PIES, 7 wks old. 865-696-4238. Females, spayed, ***Web ID# 763042*** shots up-to-date. $200/ea. 742-1982


PEMBROKE WELSH CORGIS, ready for pickup. $525. 865435-2649, 865-244-9402 ***Web ID# 763028***

REG., $200 cash. 423-322-9338 ***Web ID# 763949***

BOSTON TERRIER pups, AKC reg, M & F, S/W. 423-626-7038



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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. German Shepherd Pups, AKC, Czech. bred, * * * * * * * * $450. 865-300-4892, 865-293-9215 ***Web ID# 764832*** Farmer’s Market 150

GERMAN SHEPHERD puppies, AKC, parents on site, sable, $400 ea. 865-406-8713 KNX757032


2005 PT CRUISER Damaged, immobile & disassembled. Apr 27, 8am at 6713 Adrian Rd. 865-405-9191

FOREST RIVER 2008 diesel pusher, 4 slides 340 Cummins, 21k mi, satellite, warr, gar kept, many extras. $125,000. 865-992-3547 KNX738552



A CLEAN HOME BY GAIL Dependable, trustworthy, exp'd. Call 368-9649 for free est.

AWESOME CLEANING & organizing for a happy healthy home or business. Affordable, reliable & thorough! 922-0343 CAROL'S CLEANING SERVICE 20 yrs exp, comm & residential. Bonded & insured, refs avail. Call for quote 323-9105 DID YOUR RENTERS MOVE OUT? Cleaning, yard work, painting at a reasonable rate! Call Debbie or Ronnie at 257-6001.

RESIDENTIAL CLEANING Call Vi vian 924-2 579 Free estimates.


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



SERVICE CALLS, Panel Upgrades, Water heaters replaced. All types electrical work. Call Dan at 687-9339.

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GULFSTREAM CLASSIC 1986, NEXT AUCTION: Excavating/Grading Self-contained, Tues Apr 19, 6pm new tires, everything Cherokee Auction Co. works, ready to go. ^ 10015 Rutledge Pike $8800. 865-617-6451. I 40 - 10 min from Zoo exit. NEWMAR 1994 Class A Alterations/Sewing 303 Consignments welcome 37', 31k mi, washer/ Let us do your estate sale dryer, big shower, ALTERATIONS 865-465-3164 like new. $27,000 BY FAITH a u c t i o nz i p. c o m OBO. 865-590-0555 Men women, children. (2) DUNAM Lear ***Web ID# 761226*** TA L 2 38 6 FL 5 62 6 Custom-tailored front loaders w/ clothes for ladies of all bucket & mounting sizes plus kids! bracket. $1000. Call Medical Supplies 219 Motorcycles 238 Faith Koker 938-1041 865-322-6261 ***Web ID# 765078*** DAV Chapter 24 has BIKER EASTER SVC A L TFEERRANT'ISO N S ALPINE MILK "He Is Risen." ReFREE RENTAL GOATS vival Vision Church corner Afton & Devon, OF POWER Halls. 922-5285 Bucks & does. of God, 154 Durham WHEEL CHAIRS Call 865-573-9464 Drive Maynardville. available for any ***Web ID# 764293*** CMA, Easter Sunday Attorney area disabled vet306 Apr 24, 11 am. All eran or members of KUBOTA M6800, brands welcome. Ride their immediate 4 WD, with loader, your bike! For info call family. Manually 565 hours, $19,900. 925-2546. operated wheel 865-548-4565 chairs also availHARLEY DAVIDSON able. Call 690-7690 2002 V Rod, 895 acfor information. ^ Air Cond/Heating 187 tual mi., asking $11,500. 865-356-3010 Golden Companion II elec. mobility scooter ***Web ID# 764586*** w/auto carrier, both 1000 gallon, $1000. $1200. Like new. HD ROAD King 2010, 865-898-6303 714 act. mi, 6 spd, Call 865-940-1239 ***Web ID# 763041*** anti lock brakes, cruise control, exdriving lights, Building Materials 188 Wanted To Buy 222 tra mag whls, extra solo seat, 2 helmets, I'm Paying Top Dollar $19,000. 423-247-2789 BRICK - solid, used, for Standing Timber, clean, 60 cents ea, hardwood & pine. 5 on pallets, delivery acres or more. Call avail. 865-524-9562 865-982-2606; 382-7529 ***Web ID# 761932*** YAMAHA 2006 VStar 650. 1800 mi. Blk & Fishing Hunting 224 chrome. Loaded Lawn-Garden Equip. 190 w/opt. $3995. Call Rick 772-215-9552 lease for deer & JOHN DEERE 38" Land turkey hunting. 755 ***Web ID# 762484*** cut, lawn mower, ac (2 tracts) 615great condition. 699-3959; 615-633-7527 $890. 865-988-4621 Autos Wanted 253

AA PAINTING Int/Ext painting, staining, log homes, pressure washing. 9 9 2 -4 0 0 2 or 6 1 7 -2 2 2 8 AFFORDABLE PAINTING - interior & exterior. Free estimates. 661-1479.

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


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



Now hiring friendly faces with smiles! Grill operators, servers, and hostesses. Apply in person at any of the following locations: Halls, Cedar Lane and Asheville Highway. Excellent benefits with paid vacation. STAFFMARK - KNOXVILLE MARKET 765962MASTER Ad Size 3 x 4 4c N help wntd <ec> has immediate openings for 1st, 2nd & 3rd shifts in Knoxville & Clinton Industrial positions for

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BETHANY SPRINGS CONDOS Spring Sale Apr 15 & 16, 8a-2p. Off McCloud Rd.

Cement / Concrete 315

BIG YARD SALE Apr 15 & 16. Corner of Emory & Quarry ^ Rds. Dining table & 256 chairs, ant. coffee Vans table, sofa, ent ctr, work table. Clothes: CHEVY UPLANDER VAN, 2006, white, teen girls, boys, 91K mi., $9,500 men & women's. OBO. 865-591-0249 Zebra BR accessories, HH items, GMC SAFARI 1999 much more! 178K, good cond. GARAGE SALE Wed needs minor repairs, Apr 13 - Sun Apr 17, Runs GREAT! $1450. 865-755-5257. 9a-5p. HH items, toys, gun parts, tools, etc. SILHOUETTE 4216 Solomon Dr. OLDS 2000, 175k mi, runs Take Andersonville Pk very well, good tires, to Hill Rd to Solomon good brakes. $3000/b.o. Place s/d. Ginger 865-659-0544 ***Web ID# 762919***


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TRACTOR, BOBCAT WORK, DUMPTRUCK, HI-LIFT. Driveways, plowing, disc, etc. 356-1966 or 992-7615. Free est! ^ 


UPRIGHT FENCSERVICE ING, all types, free Mowing, mulching, estimates. Licensed bed clean-up, aera& insured. When you tion, over-seeding, want the job done trimming, fertilizright, call 689-1020. ing. Free est, reasonable! 925 -4595 




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DODGE Dakota 2000 club cab, RT 5.9 V8, HELP ME CLEAN MY Great shape. 109K mi. GARAGE! 30" SELF$5800. 865-306-2621. CLEANING built-in ^ Whirlpool oven $150. GE FORD F-150 2006, 4 dr Cooktop $150. Over4 WD, King Ranch, head garage door 66K mi., exc. cond. opener w/4 remotes $75. $21,500. 423-333-4908 9-ft slim Xmas tree $100. ***Web ID# 764361*** Haverty navy Queen Anne chair $75. 2 wall TV-holders $25/ea. Dark 4 Wheel Drive 258 red recliner $250. Call 966-1369. JEEP Wrangler 1999, 4.0L, 5 spd, 4WD, soft NEIGHBORHOOD top, needs nothing, SALE Apr 15 & 16, $9500 firm. 865-310-8850 8a-2p. Fort Reynolds s/d off E. Emory. Lots of eve- Comm Trucks Buses 259 rything!



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NEIGHBORHOOD YARD 1986 BLUE BIRD BUS 2 - 15K Generators, SALE Sat Apr 16, 8aGood Condition 2p. Fountaingate s/d off For more info. email Tazewell Pk. mprowell@m RELAY FOR LIFE RUM***Web ID# 760082*** MAGE/BAKE SALE Sat Apr 16, 7:30am12:30pm behind Ftn Antiques Classics 260 City Duckpond. 1966 COBRA SC SILVER LINING replica, 99% comCHILDREN'S CONpleted, $25,000. Call SIGNMENT SALE for details 423-247-2789 Consignors Needed, retain current conCadillac Eldorado Conv. signor #, no need to 1976, black/ white top, re-tag. All tags aclthr int., 56K mi, 1 ownr, cepted. Sale dates always gar., $12,000 Fri/Sat Apr 29 & 30, firm. 423-329-0456 Jubilee Banquet Hall, ***Web ID# 764450*** Callahan Rd. Call or email for info: Staci 851-8398 or 261 Sport Utility or Felisha 278-8243 or felisharhodes05 2001 Ltd., V10 Triton auto., 4x4, custom wheels, lthr., North 225n chrome 2 DVD players, custom sound system Nine Oaks Subdivision CD, Harley Davidson Wide Garage Sale. CB, seats 8, 2 tone white/mocha, Sat, 4/16, 8 am-3 pm. Emory Road to beautiful head turner. Pelleaux Road $15,900. 865-719-6227


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WILL CLEAN your Halls/Knox Co. area home. Exp'd housekeeper, refs avail. Call Laurie at 922-3136 or 789-1022.

Poodle Pups Standard AKC, beautiful, great companions. Vet chk'd, shots & dewormed. JOHN DEERE XD45 Garage Sales 225 A BETTER CASH 14HP Hydro, 48" Boxer Puppies, M&F, Blk/wht M, 865-705-6972 ^ deck, tri-cycler, 9 wks old, tails & dew ***Web ID# 762183*** Bobcat/Backhoe. Small OFFER for junk cars, mulcher, electric 1 S T T I M E E VE R ! trucks, vans, running claws, shots & worming POODLES STANDARD dump truck. Small start, Sulky, 125 SALE FRI/SAT Apr UTD, $275. 865-230-4665 jobs welcome & or not. We also buy Pups! Chocolate, hrs. $2,800 nego. 15 & 16, 8a-4p. Many junk tractor trucks & appreciated! Call black, silver, red. 864865-806-6049 brand-new, high688-4803 or 660-9645. buses, aluminum 592-0005 . Stud service end items! Like- rims & auto batteries. ***Web ID# 765117*** LAWN MOWER, new better house865-456-3500 Craftsman, 2 yrs. wares, clothes, etc. ROTTWEILER, old, 46" deck, 21HP, 5032 Brown Gap Rd. GERMAN, ch. bldl., $950/bo. 865-577-2341 2 F, 10 & 16 mos. 4-FAMILY YARD SALE. Auto Accessories 254 $650 ea. 865-804-5359 Sm appls, furn, kids & Buildings for Sale 191 adult clothes, lots of SIBERIAN Husky AKC misc. 5541 Jones Rd Pups, champ lines, btwn Ridgeview Rd & $$$ THOUSANDS shots, $350 to $500. Washington Pk. Fri/Sat OFF STEEL ARCH 865-995-1386 Apr 15 & 16, 8a-3p. BUILDINGS! ***Web ID# 764334*** Limited supply selling for balance owed 9 Miles Long! WEST HIGHLAND 25x26, 30x34, others. TERRIERS, AKC ^ COMMUNITY Display Program reg., $300. 865-963offers additional YARD SALE 1965 or 865-426-8317 Auto Services 308 CASH SAVINGS 65 Homes/3 Churches ***Web ID# 762015*** 866-352-0469 Ridgeview Rd & AUTO DETAILING Clapps Chapel Rd SERVICE & headlight (off Tazewell Pk) restoration. Turn disFRI/SAT APR 15 & 16 colored headlights Backhoe Service Lots new on Sat! back to new! Call Paul Footers, Sewer at 865-661-5120. for info/directions. Lines, Drain Fields,

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LOVING HOME ENVI- CERAMIC TILE in- BUSY BEES LAWNRONMENT has sevstallation. Floors/ CARE at your sereral openings for inwalls/repairs. 32 yrs vice! Mowing, mulchfants 3-yr-olds. exp, exc work! ing, lawn detail, you Refs avail on req. John 9 3 8 -3 3 2 8 name it! Free est, Sr. 922-9455 Discount. It would Bee my pleasure to serve Guttering 333 you! Mark 335-7290



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$$$ THOUSANDS OFF 16' BOAT w/trailer, FORD EXPLORER 2001, STEEL ARCH BUILDJohnson 9.9 mtr, 4x4, exc. cond. Loaded. INGS! Limited supply Minnkota troll mtr, 139,500 mi. $4500. selling for balanced $995. 423-923-4945 865-603-2097; 300-5282 owed. 25x26, 30x34, ***Web ID# 762946*** others. Display program 17' War Eagle Deluxe offers additional CASH bass boat, 50 HP Ya262 SAVINGS 866-352-0469 maha O/B motor, Hustler Imports custom trailer, $10,750 firm. 865-437-6124 BMW 325i 2003, AT, Music Instruments 198 1995 21 FT STING- 85k mi, PDL, PS, PW, moonroof, RAY Cuddy Cabin $9500. 865-455-1077 (2) YAMAHA S115V w/trlr, V8, low hrs, ***Web ID# 764238*** P.A. speakers, new $8500. 865-712-8733 in box, 15" Woofer ***Web ID# 764881*** HONDA CIVIC EX, & 2" Titanium H.F. 2009, red, 9,000 mi., dvr $550 865-250-1905 CREST 2005 - 24' loaded, $11,500. pontoon with 90 hp 423-442-3959 motor, $9,995, call 423-494-1954. Great condition. $800. LEXUS SC430, 2003, ***Web ID# 762535*** 865-458-2391 55K mi, silver with CYPRESS KAY 2010, saddle int., new tires $20,900. 865-705-7271 ft Angler Pontoon Misc. Items 203 20 boat, loaded w/2010 MAZDA 6 Sport i, 2007, 115 HP Mercury. 2010 AT, all pwr, keyless FREE: BLACK EUROMotorguide Trolling entry, AC, tilt, great PEAN Pedicure Spa mtr w/remotes. & gas mi. $9400. 865-567Chair, good working tow bar. $22,800. 8659860; 865-573-5978 condition. You must pick 919-8271 ***Web ID# 761960*** up. Call Megan at 560***Web ID# 762977*** 8895. NISSAN MAXIMA 2004, 67K mi., new PONTOON, 28' Harris, tires, all options, trailer, 115 Household Furn. 204 Hustler $13,800. 865-599-0780 HP Johnson, $2500. 865-654-1694 Large computer desk, SEARAY 250DA 1990, Sports $400; large 4 drawer 264 new 7.4 engine, full filing cabinet, $400. canvas, exc. cond. Both solid oak & in Conv. 1999, Dogs 141 exc cond. 865-689-3438 $9,950. 865-599-0158. Corvette 25K mi, red on black, ***Web ID# 761901*** 6 spd, always garaged, YORKIE/CAIRN Pups, like new, $22,000 SYLVAN 1997 24' ponMom is reg. Cairn, Dad firm. 423-329-0456 toon with 90 hp mois reg. Yorkie, F-$275, Mention ad & save tor, $6,995, call 423- ***Web ID# 764445*** M-$250. 865-963-1965. additional $150 off 494-1954 PORSCHE 911 Carera sale price on king or ***Web ID# 762539*** ***Web ID# 762019*** 2003, 6 spd, silver, 88K queen sets, $50 off full mi, very good cond. or twin sets. Mr. YORKIE MALE, $27,500. 865-688-3766 Mattress 865-947-2337 10 wks, AKC, S&W Campers 235 ***Web ID# 762964*** UTD, champ. pedigree, pretty coat, 24' Dutchman TT 865-463-2049, 441-6161 Household Appliances 204a 2002 Camper, Nice Cond. $6500 OBO/Trade. YORKIE PUPPIES, 11 423-923-4945 wks. old, CKC reg., Domestic 265 1st S&W, F $450, CHEROKEE CAMPER M $375. 931-707-9875 2001. Nice cond. 29'. Cadillac Deville 2002 $5500. gold, 3.2 Northstar, 865-208-4934; 208-3547 Misc. Pets 142 96k mi, $6950. Call 865-556-7225, Tom FLEETWOOD pop-up camper, 12-ft box, RABBITS - great Easter sleeps 8, hot water CHRYSLER CONCORD bunnies! $12/ea. Call 1716 E. Magnolia Ave. 2002, LTD. Exc. heater, outside 922-8503 or 548-9830. cond. V6, 3.5, all pwr, WANTED: NONshower, inside toilet, $4800. 865-482-3032 RED-TAIL COLUMBIAN WORKING appliances $4,800. 925-3154. ***Web ID# 762596*** BOA Snake. 4.5 ft & scrap metal. Halls & See it at : long, comes w/all exsurrounding area. Call tras: 3'x4' tank, heat John - 865-925-3820. Air Cond / Heating 301 lamp, heat pad, temp FOREST RIVER gauge & more! $500 2001 5th whl, obo. 257-2293, lv msg. Antiques 216 Wildcat 27', LR/kit 14' slide. Good cond. $9,000. Partner's Desk, 865-898-6303 Pet Services 144 OAK $2500. ***Web ID# 763046*** Blanket Chest, $1500. FRANKLIN 39', 2007  Mirror; pine frame, 2 br, 2 slides, W/D, PET GROOMING 25x47, $250. many extras. $12,000. SHOP, wait or drop Set of brown McCoy OBO. 931-510-0922 off. Andersonville dishes, 16 pc. serv/ Pike, Halls. 925-3154. many extras, $500.  Or best offer on any item. Motor Homes 237 Call 865-475-9362

’05 SPECIALS Lincoln NavigatorOF Ultimate, 4x4, Loaded, 24K THE WEEK! $33,150

miles.................. '08 Ford Expedition, limited, 4x4, 1 owner. dt6019a ...................$26,995

'04 Jeep top,miles auto, V6, only 42,000 mi! dt5804e......$15,995 ’06 FordWrangler, EscapeSahra, 4x4,hard 15K .................................................................. '07 Chevrolet Avalanche 4x4, nice local trade. t2154a.............. $22,900

$17,436 '07 Ford Mustang GT, convertible, auto, 34k mi., Halls trade. r1059a .. $17,900 Price includes $399 dock fee. Plus tax, tag & title WAC. Dealer retains all rebates. Restrictions may apply. See dealer for details. Prices good through next week.

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