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Fountain City Road closure Beginning today, Fountain City Road will be closed from Dry Gap Pike to Flatwood Lane for about four weeks. All local access will still be permitted. The closure is necessary to facilitate the new alignment of Fountain City Road. A four-way signalized intersection will be created with Dry Gap Pike and Dante Road. During the closure, a detour of 1.5 miles will be provided via Rifle Range Road.

Sean Longmire, 11, enjoys himself during the pie eating contest at the Halls Outdoor Classroom Celebration last week at Halls High. Sean is a student at Halls Elementary. (The contest winner, by the way, was teacher Kerrie Coley!) Photo by Jake Mabe


Merkel wins waterline contract By Sandra Clark

That’s absurd! David Hunter on the origins of pink flamingos and other oddities in new book

Merkel Brothers Construction Inc. was low bidder by $7,000 to win a contract from Hallsdale Powell Utility District to install a 20inch waterline from Union County to Halls. Merkel’s bid of $3,825,075 was accepted by the utility’s commissioners last week. The Greeneville-based company is expected to start work in May and be finished within a year. Robert G. Campbell, design engineer, said the work will be on one

side of Highway 33 with several cross-overs. “This project connects the water plant on Norris Lake to the system. It is the spine of your system,” he told commissioners. The 20-inch line will replace a hodgepodge of 8-, 10- and 12-inch lines. Campbell said the project was necessitated by the widening of Maynardville Highway, for which TDOT has acquired right-of-way. “We’ll get our work done and be out of their way,” he said.

HPUD financial officer James Smith said $769,000 of the cost will be funded by federal stimulus money and an estimated $1 million will be reimbursed by the state. Once the project is finished, HPUD can pull water from either Melton Hill or Norris lakes to serve its entire system. District officials were in Nashville over the weekend to accept an award for their wastewater treatment plant on Beaver Creek Drive. It was one of nine state awards, one in each of the state’s development districts.

HPUD has completed 58 months without a violation at the wastewater plant – a remarkable achievement considering the heavy rainfall this spring. In March, the district set 19 water meters and inspected 18 sewer hookups. CEO Darren Cardwell said he’s talking with Big Ridge State Park about tying onto the HPUD water system. The district’s next meeting is at 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 9.

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By Betty Bean There was one new guy, one noshow and three familiar faces at the forum for mayoral candidates put on by University of Tennessee’s College Democrats and College Republicans last week. Moderator Gene Patterson asked the panel questions prepared by UT political science professor John Shebb. Ivan Harmon said he’s one of the people, for the people and will use a chunk of the city’s rainy day fund for operating expenses, and cut taxes by 5 percent if he gets elected mayor. He cited his experience chairing the county’s pension board and said he’s ready to face pension issues face-forward. (Fun fact: Harmon served three terms on City Council, two on County Commission and says he vastly prefers City Council.) Mark Padgett said Harmon’s idea could damage the city’s credit rating, and that Knoxville needs a CEO to bring in new jobs and businesses, and he’s the only candidate running who fits the bill. He said that the city’s pension fund is in more trouble than anybody admits because projections of future debt are being low-balled because they are based on an 8.5 percent expected growth rate, which isn’t happening. (Fun fact: Padgett says he crashed on friends’ couches for two years while he started up his software firm). Madeline Rogero also said Har-

Madeline Rogero, Mark Padgett, Ivan Harmon and Bo Bennett at the recent mayoral forum. Photo by Betty Bean mon’s suggestion to raid reserve funds and cut taxes would hurt the city’s bond rating, and that her aim is to make Knoxville the most livable, greenest city in the country, boost downtown and encourage public participation. The former two-term county commissioner said the city’s investment funds have increased by 16 percent over the last two years, making Padgett’s gloomy predictions off the mark. (Fun fact: Rogero’s last three bosses were Dolly Parton, Colin Powell and Bill Haslam.) Bo Bennett, who works for the E-911 call center and has a particular interest in fighting crime, labeled himself a community person. He wants to reform the city’s pension plans, and said he likes Harmon’s slogan and declared he wants to be

one of the people for the people, too. (Fun fact: Bennett reported $100.27 in campaign contributions for the most recent reporting period.) Marilyn Roddy had another engagement. The forum was cordial and polite, but there were a few hints of the direction the campaigns will take in the future – Padgett’s emphasis on business experience, Rogero’s declaration that the bottom line of government is service, unlike that of business, which is making money. Harmon said he doesn’t know a lot of rich people and plans to counteract his opponents’ hefty war chests with sweat and shoe leather campaigning, knocking on doors and asking each of his supporters to get him five votes.

Perhaps the biggest head scratcher of the night was Padgett’s endorsement of a downtown development project called Marble City, which will connect Market Square with the Old City and which Padgett ranked ahead of the Cumberland Avenue Project and the Magnolia Corridor as his top three projects. A check with city planning and policy chief Bill Lyons revealed that there is no Marble City Project. “Perhaps it’s Marble Alley, which is a concept that developer Buzz Goss has had. It’s intriguing, but there’s not a city project,” Lyons said. An audience of about 60 gathered in a law school lecture hall to watch the forum. Most of the audience appeared to be members of the media or affiliated with one of the candidates.

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Peaches’ last act of love Everybody adored Peaches. The beloved boxer was a favorite in Sharon Roberts’ home on Cline Road in Halls. Peaches was particularly loved by Sharon’s son, Andrew Russell, who has autism.

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Déjà vu all over again Last Tuesday marked 150 years since Confederate forces under Brig. Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard began the bombardment of Fort Sumter. The war of words between the North and South over “states rights” that had raged for 30 years had become a battle of blood and iron. As Morgan Freeman said to Jessica Tandy in “Driving Miss Daisy,” “Things ain’t changed all that much.” Today the Tea Party and its conservative comrades are again raising the states rights banner, although no one has shelled Fort Sumter – yet. Various historians are also busy reviving the canard that states rights was indeed the issue that cost the nation some 600,000 lives. Don’t believe it. No matter how revisionists spin it today, the fight was always about slavery. This, for example, is from the state of Mississippi’s “Declaration of Secession:” In the momentous step, which our State has taken of dissolving its connection with the government of which we so long formed a part, it is but just that we should declare the prominent reasons which have induced our course. Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery – the greatest material interest of the world. Its labor supplies the product, which constitutes by far the largest and most important portions of commerce of the earth. These products are peculiar to the climate verging on the tropical regions, and by an imperious law of nature, none but the black race can bear exposure to the tropical sun. These are the opening lines of Georgia’s proclamation: The people of Georgia having dissolved their political connection with the Government of the United States of America, present to their confederates and the world the causes which have led to the separation. For the last ten years we have had numerous and serious causes of complaint against our non-slave-holding confederate States with reference to the subject of African slavery. It’s hard to spin that plain language, but some do try. Anyway, welcome to the (usually) “no spin” ShopperNews. As usual we have some great features for you on pages A-6 and A-7 in all editions. This is also your home for community news and provocative political opinion. Visit us online at Contact Larry Van Guilder at

“Peaches and Andrew had been together through thick and thin,” says Sharon’s sister, Karen Sayne. “Peaches had been there to be his protector.” On April 9, Sharon walked over to Karen’s house to visit. She got a call no one wants to hear. Her house was on fire. And, as it turns out, Peaches began barking when the blaze broke out. Andrew’s father, Jimmy, heard the dog and went to get Andrew. Jimmy had to knock out a window, but he and Andrew got out safely, thanks to Peaches. “It was the last loving thing she did,” Karen says. “She gave up her life for him.” Peaches didn’t have a burn mark on her. But she’d been asphyxiated. Karen says that Sharon has lost everything. She’s staying in a motel, doing the best she can, having to be careful where she takes Andrew to stay because of his autism. “We’d like to say a special ‘thank you’ to the people from Rural/Metro who came out, to the fire marshal and his wife, and to the people who have given clothing to Sharon,” Karen says.

Clapps Chapel UMC raises funds Susan Geissberger gets things ready for Clapps Chapel United Methodist Church’s rummage sale last week, which was part of the community’s 0.9 mile sale. The church’s sale was a fundraiser to send the youth to the Resurrection evangelical event in Gatlinburg. Photo by Jake Mabe

Sharon Roberts with her beloved boxer, Peaches, who died in a house fire April 9 while alerting others to danApril 18) to facilitate the Community prayer ger. Photo submitted road’s new alignment. Local access will be permitted. breakfast is Friday Karen has set up an ac- It is expected to reopen in The Halls Community count at the Halls branch of roughly four weeks. Prayer Breakfast, sponORNL Federal Credit Union The closed portion will sored by the Halls B&P, will for those who want to give be removed and grass will be held 7:30 a.m. Good Frimonetary donations to Sha- be established, creating a day, April 22, at Beaver Dam ron K. Roberts. Those wish- four-way signalized inter- Baptist Church. Speaker is ing to help out or give other section with Dry Gap Pike WATE chief meteorologist donations can call Karen and Dante Road, according Matt Hinkin. Breakfast will Sayne at 377-3255 or Sha- to a press release from Knox be provided by Shoney’s. ron Roberts at 548-4219. County Engineering and Tickets are $10 per person and are available at The Public Works. Principals’ forum is A 1.5-mile detour will be UPS Store in Halls and at Tuesday provided via Rifle Range the Shopper-News. Info: 922-4136. The Halls Business and Road. Professional Association will host a principals’ forum Halls Crossroads Car Show is April 23 at noon Tuesday, April 19, at The 10th annual Halls Crossroads Car Show is SatBeaver Brook Country Club. Principals from the Halls urday, April 23, in the Halls Food City parking lot. area will talk about their Registration begins at 8 a.m. Preregister at http://www. schools and field questions. Judging begins at 12:30 p.m. and Lunch is $10. Everyone is the awards ceremony will be held at 4. Categories are for cars, trucks and motorcyles and, for the first time, “Best welcome. Student Ride,” which is limited to high school registrants. Fountain City Road to Greylan James, the 3JF Band and the Halls High Jazz Band will perform. Food and product vendors should call close today 724-6800 or visit the website for booth info. All proceeds Fountain City Road will will benefit the Halls High Band. close from Dry Gap Pike to Flatwood Lane beginning at 9:30 a.m. today (Monday,

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Halls Crossroads Women’s League member Alice Loy and president Janis Crye serve ice cream to Knoxville-Knox County CAC AmeriCorps Water Quality Team member Kelsey Hensley.

City View Baptist Church, 2311 Fine Ave., will hold an Easter egg hunt 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 23. Event includes a “Veggie Tales” movie, stories, crafts, prizes and an egg hunt for each age group (through 5th grade) with candy. A free hot dog lunch will be served at noon. Bring a basket. Faith UMC, 1120 Dry Gap Pike, will host an Easter egg hunt 1 p.m. Saturday, April 23. Everyone is invited. Info: 688-1000. New Fellowship Baptist Church, 4624 Nora Road, will hold a free Easter egg hunt 10 a.m. Saturday, April 23, with candy and prizes. Info: 688-1073.

At left: Noah Purdy, 11, got some food on his face during the pie eating contest. Noah is a student at Halls Elementary.

Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union Halls branch employees Rachel Massengile and Laura Cohen and the Credit Union’s project manager for green council Vicki Swartz are all smiles at their booth. The Credit Union is a new sponsor of the Halls Outdoor Classroom this year. Photos by Jake Mabe

Ridgedale Baptist Church, 5632 Nickle Road., will host a “Children’s Easter Experience” 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, for children up to 5th grade. Thousands of balloons will cover the worship center floor as kids sort through them to collect eggs. There will be games, Euro Bungee, air bounces, free food and more. Info: 588-6855 or visit Rutherford Memorial, 7815 Corryton Road, will have an egg hunt 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 20. Hot dog supper will be served prior to hunt. Info: 687-8438. Shepherd of the Hills Baptist Church, 400 East Beaver Creek Drive, will have an egg hunt and free lunch 1 p.m. Saturday, April 23. Info: 9477151. St. James Episcopal Church, 1101 N. Broadway, will have an egg hunt following the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday, April 24. Info: 523-5687. Shannondale Baptist Church, 5118 Villa Road, will have an egg hunt 11 a.m. Saturday, April 23, for ages 1 to 10 years old.

Big fun at the HHS Outdoor Classroom celebration The inclement weather left in time for everybody to party outside at the Halls Outdoor Classroom behind Halls High last Tuesday. Here are some snapshots.

Josh Ua, 11, managed to get some pie up his nose during the eating contest. Josh attends Brickey-McCloud Elementary.

Braden Mast, 11, of Boy Scout Troop 506, roasts a marshmallow. Braden attends Powell Middle School.

Jeff Hammond and “Uncle” Butch Grigsby serve up some of Butch’s famous barbecue at the celebration.

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government Reporter’s notebook A host of Knox County media and political activists received emails last week from someone whose email address is jeffbaker. law. The writer of the email said that the League of Women Voters has endangered its tax-exempt status by having members appearing at County Commission and Metropolitan Planning Commission meetings in support of the Hillside and Ridgetop Protection Plan, which was developed over a three-year period by a joint city/county taskforce but has not yet been approved. The email said, in part:

Betty Bean “When the League of Woman (sic) Voters spoke before County Commission and sent out an e-mail to its members asking them to call their County Commissioners telling them to vote for the Hillside Plan, was that the 501(c) (3) League, the 501(c)(4) League or another League?” As you may or may not be aware, there is an ongoing national debate regard-

Replacing Woodson A week in politics can be a officially occurs which will lifetime. Never was this more be July 1 or vividly demonstrated than when the in Jamie Woodson’s stuncurrent legning announcement that she islative sesis resigning from the state sion ends, Senate on or about July 1. No whichever one could have predicted it. comes first. What happens now? (The special election and primary will Woodson fall during the upcoming city mayoral Victor contest.) Ashe The winner in 2011 will still have to run for the full four-year term again in 2012. The governor sets the There will be a special dates for the primary and election this summer or ear- election. ly fall to fill her senate seat However, Knox County since more than a year is Commission can name an left in her term. The timing interim senator for the pewill start when the vacancy riod running from her res-

A-4 • APRIL 18, 2011 • HALLS/FOUNTAIN CITY SHOPPER-NEWS ing lobbying practices of 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations and their taxexempt status. Many such organizations have blurred the lines in an attempt to deceive those they are lobbying and the public. “I would be happy to send you a copy of the video, that has been sent to the proper authorities, from the Commission meeting where the League supporters are wearing their League buttons and lobbying Commission,” the email continued. Renee Hoyos, executive director of the Tennessee Clean Water Network, and Axel C. Ringe of the Harvey Broome Group of the Sierra Club received copies of Baker’s email, as well. ”Mr. Baker, although selfidentified as a lawyer, apparently does not understand the federal rules governing

ignation to the date of the special election which is preceded by a primary for the Democrats and Republicans. It is a heavily Republican district, so the party makeup in the Senate is not likely to change. However, current House members can run for it in the special election without losing their House seat if they do not succeed. This is a chance for Bill Dunn or Harry Brooks to move to the Senate. It is a chance for Marilyn Roddy or Madeline Rogero to move out of the mayor’s race and run for senator as a Democrat or Republican if they wish. Mark Padgett and Ivan Harmon live in the Stacey Campfield Senate district and are not eligible. However, speculation will center on several contenders, some of whom

On the ‘cutting edge’ It’s been fashionable for a while now to blame most if not of all of society’s ills on “big government.” From Nashville, Washington and Knox County we hear that government is too big, that it intrudes far too deeply into our lives and that the only solution is to cut, cut and cut again. While only a fiscal moron could ignore the looming catastrophe posed by the national debt, when you scale down the cutting mantra to the local level, the attitude with which it’s received depends upon whose ox is being gored. Mayor Tim Burchett has repeatedly vowed to cut the size of county government, but so far his administration has been vague on specifics. So, let’s talk specifics. If you’ve heard the names of James McMillan or Laura Cole there’s a good chance

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you’ve heard some of their horror stories. Both McMillan and Cole own property that has suffered because of lax codes enforcement. Their streams and wells have been fouled by runoff from shoddy neighboring developments. McMillan and Cole may have been the most vocal critics of the county’s soso enforcement efforts, but they’re not alone. And, giving codes officials the benefit of the doubt, it’s glaringly apparent that the problem is less one of the will than of the means – there aren’t enough inspectors to go

around. Now, the cynics among you may retort, “Who needs inspectors when there’s no development going on around here?” Oh, ye of little faith. Remember that while one hand is wielding the ax that cuts government down to size, the other is stimulating private investment since fewer of your hard-earned dollars are going to support big government. Well, that’s the theory, at least. But now we run smack into a conundrum as it applies to codes enforcement. If cutting back the size of government stimulates the economy and development takes off, won’t we need even more inspectors? And how, pray tell, are we to simultaneously cut and add? That’s a head-scratcher, but if you haven’t already spotted the hole in the ar-

nonprofit corporations. The Sierra Club, as do the other citizen organizations targeted in his misinformed attack, has every right under the

law to express its opinions on matters of concern to its constituents, on every level of government – be it local, state or federal. We object strongly to Mr. Baker’s attempt to smear our organization and others in an apparent campaign to influence the County Commission’s and City Council’s deliberations on the Hillside and Ridgetop Protection Plan,” Ringe said. Hoyos said that the TCRN carries an “H” exemption from the Internal Revenue Service that allows lobbying up to a certain percentage of resources. The Sierra Club has a 501(c)(4) that does allow lobbying. Jeff Baker did not respond to requests for more information, and a check of the Tennessee Bar Association’s online records showed two Jeffrey Bakers, one in Rutherford County

and another with an inactive license. Mayoral candidates did some politicking last week at a forum held at the University of Tennessee. History, however, is not on their side. Former Mayor Victor Ashe probably made the strongest push for student votes in a mayoral election. “The potential is huge. The reality is small,” Ashe said. “I tried hard on my first and second mayoral race to register students. I got over 800 registered in 1987 and about 80 voted.” One student in the audience last week probably illustrates the candidates’ problem. When asked if any candidate had impressed him, he said he liked Mark Padgett’s delivery. When asked if he planned to vote, he said he is registered in Nashville.

may or may not live in the district. Names like Rob Frost, Harry Tindell, Wayne Ritchie, Phyllis Severance, Amy Broyles, Cortney Piper, Nick Pavlis, David Wright, Joe Bailey, Duane Grieve and R. Larry Smith come to mind as potential candidates in addition to Brooks, Dunn, Roddy or Rogero. Ryan Haynes and Steve Hall do not live in the district, and Haynes is not eligible due to his age. The list will be endless for a few weeks until the dust settles. This means Knox County has two new senators in less than one year and Campfield will be the county’s senior senator. Lt. Gov Ron Ramsey will appoint a new speaker pro tem. Which Republican will get it? The primary is likely to occur in late July or early August with the general elec-

tion run off in September. Voter turnout will be sparse. A few thousand votes will determine the next senator for one year and two months. Knoxville has lost an able senator who was only the second woman to represent Knox County in the state Senate in history. (Editor’s note: Victor’s mom was the first.) Woodson was a “go-to” person. She was a calming influence in occasionally turbulent waters. Gov. Haslam will likely serve two terms, until 2018, unless he is picked to be a vice presidential candidate in 2012 or 2016 and is elected. Woodson could still reenter the political arena in a few years, and as she travels the state she will develop contacts for the post-Haslam era. No Knoxville senator has resigned since March 1984.

It is good to know she continues to help on public issues. I also suspect she felt her opportunities for political advancement for the short term were slim. There is not an open U.S. Senate seat or Congressional seat. When the opportunity to promote education on a full time basis came along, it was a natural fit for Woodson, and she is taking it. I suspect Tennesseans will still hear from and about her in the public arena in years to come. Note: Vice Mayor Joe Bailey has told friends that he and his family may move to Washington where he works several weeks a month as a lobbyist after his term as vice mayor and city council member ends this December. He works with former U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp.

The Knox County Democratic Party’s reorganization meeting didn’t deliver the fireworks that some predicted. Incumbent president Gloria Johnson was re-elected by acclamation. Photo by Betty Bean

gument, I’ll hand it to you. While it might not seem so, “cutting” Knox County government can only hurt the local economy in the short run as people formerly employed join the ranks of the unemployed. But, more to the point, without a local sales tax or property tax decrease, no matter how much Team Burchett thins the herd at the City County Building, you and I have no more money than ever to spend. Here’s where we’re heading: ideologically-driven cutting of local government during a recession is more hazardous than helpful to the local economy. Is there waste in local government? No doubt. Are there efficiencies to be had? Always. But prudence, not political philosophy, should rule. In a few weeks the mayor will present his first budget. Will the hand that holds the knife tremble, or will it cut to the bone?

UPCOMING ■ Halls GOP: County Commissioner at-large Ed Shouse will speak to the Halls Republican Club at 7 p.m. Monday, April 18, at Mandarin House in Halls Center. Those eating should arrive at 6:15. ■ Knoxville officials will discuss results of a recent inventory of city-owned trees and gather input for a new comprehensive management plan for the city’s urban forest at 6 p.m. Monday, April 18, at the Cansler Family YMCA, 616 Jessamine St. ■ Sherry Kasper, professor of economics at Maryville College, will speak on “A vocabulary for discussing the debt and deficit” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the Bearden branch library, 100 Golf Club Road. The meeting is sponsored by the Third and Fourth District Democratic clubs. Info: Dr. Lorraine Hart at 637-3293 or 850-6858. ■ Madeline Rogero, candidate for Knoxville mayor, will speak to the Sixth District Democratic Club at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the Karns Middle School library. The club will meet Saturday, April 23, to plant bulbs in the school’s flower bed. Info: Frank at 919-5456. ■ Knoxville City Council will discuss redistricting 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in the main assembly room of the City County Building. Info: 215-2075.

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Fast movement on Carter project Tim Burchett needs a win, but can it come from his efforts to build a new school for Carter Elementary? Background: Burchett did not create this mess. He’s simply trying to fulfill a promise made but never funded by his predecessor, Mike Ragsdale. The school board budgeted $5 million in their capital plan to renovate at Carter and build a new gym. Commissioner Dave Wright convinced County Commission to delete funds for Carter, hoping instead for a new building on land already owned by Knox County.

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Burchett then proposed a lease/purchase deal and got the county’s Industrial Development Board to request proposals. The IDB got six, ranging from $12 million to $16 million for a school for 750. What’s next? Knox County Purchasing Director Hugh Holt said Friday that the proposals have

been “short-listed” and interviews with finalists set for this week. He expects a selection by month’s end. All this occurs outside of public scrutiny, Holt said, by custom of the county’s purchasing department and is permitted by state law. He said private citizens agreed to serve on the evaluation committee after assurance that they would not be comparing proposals under the lights of media. Seems odd for an administration that values transparency, but there it is. Holt said after the selection, all the proposals will be made public and there

HonorAir flies again By Joe Rector During the early morning hours of April 13, McGheeTyson Airport was bustling in preparation for the ninth HonorAir flight to Washington, D.C. This one was special because veterans from the Korean War were included for the first time. It also marked the day when 1,000 East Tennessee veterans have made trips to view the memorials in the nation’s capitol. This flight included 129 veterans and 41 volunteer escorts, as well as several other volunteers. Even the customer service staff at the airport pitched in to make the day successful. Before departing, soldiers were divided into small groups and their pictures were taken by Tech. Sgt. David Knable of the Tennessee National Guard. They assembled at the airport and were greeted by Eddie Mannis, president of Prestige Cleaners and chair of HonorAir Knoxville. Knoxville Mayor Daniel Brown thanked the veterans for their service. Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett said the moment was bittersweet for him: his father was one of the veterans who taken earlier tour and has since passed away. “I owe you so much because everything that I am or will be is possible because of the sacrifices that you made for this country,” Burchett said. The mayors jointly proclaimed April 13 as HonorAir Day. The plane landed in Washington at 10:45 a.m., and the group began a day of touring such places as the World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Marine and Air Force memorials. They also saw the changing of the guard at the tomb of the Unknowns and drove past the Navy Memorial. Veterans will also receive copies of a DVD that includes footage of their daylong trip. For most of the soldiers, the trip was the first time they had seen these places that

will be three public meetings to vet the winner: first by the IDB on May 10, then by the school board, then by County Commission. The commission will vote April 25 on a Memorandum of Agreement with the IDB to reimburse its expenses for this process. County Finance Director John Troyer says the proposals will be evaluated on two tracks: the cost of construction and the cost of financing. Some have estimated a payback as high as $22 million. Troyer hopes the payback can be deferred until the building is constructed and accepted by the school board. Hugh Holt wants this to work. His wife’s family lives

will/can he find money on top of the school board’s budget to pay back the lease? That payback could be as high as ■ The Devon Group LLC, $1 million a year for 20 years 6330 Baum Drive from somebody’s operating ■ Hewlett Spencer LLC, budget. And Burchett’s first Nashville priority is to cut expenses. ■ Cambridge Construction The school board wants Inc., McMinnville the best affordable build■ Municipal Capital Marings for all its kids. These kets Group Inc., Greenfolks didn’t run for office wood Village, Colo. in order to discriminate ■ Partners Development, against any sector of Knox 502 Union Ave. County. But they also want ■ Pellissippi Investor’s to protect their turf (don’t Group, 107 Depot St., go running to County ComPowell mission, people) and their budget. They’ve voted sevin the Carter community eral times to spend $5 miland, well, there’s Sunday lion at Carter. If Burchett dinner at stake. and the commission want Tim Burchett wants it to to spend more, they should work. He needs a win. But fund the difference.

crew lost their lives. Ashley Valentine served with the Marines in the Pacific. He was wounded in the left arm by mortar fire. John Nipper flew 57 missions over Europe in his P-47 Thunderbolt. The Rev. D.L. Derrickson

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avid Hunter says an author’s 16th book isn’t near as exciting as when the first or second one rolls off the press. An old friend, writer Deborah Adams, who along with Justine Veatch has decided to begin publishing books unique to the market, told David she likes his essays and wanted a nonfiction book on any topic. David picked a favorite theme – absurdity. The resulting tome, “From Here to Absurdity,” will be published next month. The first thing that popped into David’s mind was a pink flamingo. He’d seen many of the plastic ornaments propped up in people’s yards virtually his entire life. Turns out the common staple of yard art was originally designed by a man who’d never seen a pink flamingo (Don Featherstone) in an area of the country (Worchester County, Mass.) in which none can live. Featherstone was a struggling artist looking for extra money when he went to work for Union Products in the late 1950s. Somebody asked him if he could sculpt a plastic pink flamingo. He found a National Geographic and a few books for reference and created two flamingos – one with its head held up, the other with its head bent down. Art Deco

was all the rage, so the flamingos were painted pink. Lightning struck. From the time the first one sold until 2004, more than 20 million of the official Featherstone flamingos found their way onto lawns everywhere. And that’s not even counting the knockoffs. “There are probably more pink flamingos in people’s yards than the entire flamingo population,” David says. Oh, he also found out that flamingos are actually white. “They get their color by what they eat.” Union Products stopped

“I write for the same reason a spider spins. I can’t help it.” – David Hunter producing the flamingos in the middle part of this decade. After the molds and intellectual rights were sold to a New York company, lo and behold, another outfit in Worcester County, Mass., bought them and is again cranking out the Featherstone flamingo. They sold for $3 through the 1960s. Now, they fetch $85 a pair. “Made by an artist who’d never seen one, in a place

Local author and columnist David Hunter is releasing his 16th book, “From Here to Absurdity,” in May. Photo submitted

where none could ever live. How ironic can you be?” Another chapter looks at the rise of “the ribbon people.” Somebody put a “spay and neuter” magnetic ribbon on the back of David’s car after he and wife Cheryl attended a Humane Society event. He didn’t notice until his daughter met him for breakfast the next day. David went digging and found out that the yellow ribbon has been a symbol of lost love for centuries. The Puritans, known mostly for monochrome in more ways than one, wore yellow sashes into battle during the American Revolution. “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon” was a popular Civil War song among the cavalry. It was later the subject of a John Wayne film. New York Post writer Pete Hamill apparently wrote a column in 1971 called “Go-

ing Home,” about a convict released from prison who tells the college kids riding on a bus with him that if a yellow ribbon is tied to his gatepost when he gets home, he’s welcome to return. It was reprinted in Reader’s Digest the following year, shortly before James Earl Jones played the convict in an ABC-TV movie. Soon after, songwriters Irwin Levine and L. Russell Brown registered a copyright for a song called “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree.” It became an international hit for the pop group Tony Orlando and Dawn. Hamillapparentlybrought suit against the songwriters after the song became a smash. They claimed they’d heard the story in the Army. “It was discovered that one form of the story was told in 1957 in a book on prison reform,” David says, “only the ribbon was white.” Hamill dropped his suit. Watergate conspirator Jeb Stuart Magruder’s wife put up yellow ribbons when he was released from prison in 1975. Family members of the Americans taken hostage in Iran in 1979 also adopted the image. It made comebacks during the first and second Gulf Wars. “But somebody realized that the yellow ribbon would have a limited market after the troops came home,” David says. “So some became camouflage colored.” And, then, everybody wanted a ribbon. David says he once spotted a car sporting four magnetic ribbons – one that just said “ribbon.” “In one generation, it went from being a national symbol to a cheap ad gimmick. That was the second chapter. Then I was on fire.” He writes about the ill-fated Civil War battle of the Crater, July 1864, Petersburg, Va. U.S. Lt. Col. Henry Pleasants came up with a unique way to

I have noticed since that day that many of the folks I encounter in my daily work – the poor, the marginally housed, and those who are experiencing homelessness – answer the perfunctory “How are you?” in the same way: “I am blessed.” I began listening for it, and realized that it was primarily among our African-American neighbors that I heard it. I ponder that fact, over and over again. The forebears of African-Americans were brought to CROSS CURRENTS | Lynn Hutton this country in chains and lived out their lives as property. They were bought and sold, beaten and driven, separated from their spouses and their children, hunted by dogs if Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, they tried to escape, whipped and tortured if they were whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man whose sin caught. the Lord does not count against him and in whose And yet, they were able to sing songs of praise and worspirit is no deceit. (Psalm 32: 1-2 NIV) ship, claiming the hope of the Gospel and laying hold of a dream of a better day, even though it would come to them only in death. Their gift to all of us was the Afro-American he first time I heard it, I was startled. spiritual: a whole body of musical faith such as the world “How are you?” I said, by way of greeting. had never seen. Mary, a young woman with a hard life and a millionTheir music grew out of fear and oppression, a longing dollar smile, answered, “I am blessed.” for a better life, a better place, a dream. They could sing It caught my attention because it was different. Our usu- the pain-filled “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen,” and al answer to that question is “I’m fine. How are you?” the prayerful “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” which looked to It also stirred my imagination because it was an affirma- a fairer world on the far side of Jordan. But they also gave tion of faith, and an acknowledgment of humble thanksgiv- us “I Got Shoes,” “In the Year of Jubilo,” and “Ev’ry Time I ing, a ray of hope, a gleam of recognition that even in the Feel the Spirit,” singing of songs of comfort and joy in the valleys of life, the sun still shines. midst of a world of trouble.

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break the stalemate between the entrenched Federal and Confederate forces by digging a mine shaft underneath the Rebel lines and filling it with explosive charges. Long story made short, the darn thing blew, creating a 170-foot long, 120-foot wide crater. The hitch was that Gen. George Meade at the last minute ordered Gen. Ambrose Burnside not to use the black troops that had been trained to rush through the tunnel and attack the unsuspecting Confederates. Brig. Gen. James H. Ledlie, who was ordered to brief the replacement white troops, decided to get drunk instead. So, the replacements hesitated for about 10 minutes before attacking and became sitting ducks in the crater, creating what someone later called “a turkey shoot.” The Union suffered almost 3,800 casualties. Burnside became the scapegoat and was never given another command.

On and on it goes, chapters about potted meat and why David is a “failure” as a Southern male (“I’ve never owned a pickup truck and I don’t like beer”) and his discovery that eight Republican red states are among the top 10 consumers of pornography. (Utah is No. 1). Hunter hopes to have the book out by the third week of May. It will be available at local bookstores, through Amazon and Barnes and Noble online, and via eBook download. He isn’t sure what the next book will bring, but David Hunter knows one thing. As long as he can take a breath, he’ll be typing. “Most of us writers never make a lot of money and don’t expect to, but we go on doing it because that’s what we do. I write for the same reason a spider spins. I can’t help it.” Call Jake Mabe at 922-4136 or email Visit him online at, on Facebook or at

The brown velvet voices of the slaves were lifted in song in the fields, to pass the time. They gathered at night around their cabins, when at last the day’s work was done, and there was a moment just to be. They sang their joys and their sorrows, their longing and their anguish. Because, somehow, deep in their souls, there shone a light that made them able to say, “I’m blessed.” This statement – every time I hear it – reminds me that I, too, am blessed. It makes me actively think about my blessings, to give thanks for them, to realize that I am a beloved child of God. It opens my heart and enables my hands to be more generous. It makes me feel rich, in all the ways that count. This is Holy Week, when we walk with our Lord through the valley of the shadow. As we make that journey through Jerusalem, into the Temple courtyard, kneeling in the Garden, standing with him before Pilate, pushing through the crowded streets, and trudging up Golgotha, let us remember the sorrow, to be sure. However, like the slaves whose souls were hollowed out by the augur of slavery, and yet were able to sing of their faith, let us also lay hold of the goodness of God. Like the Psalmist, we can say that our transgressions are forgiven and our sins are covered. Let us also look forward to the dawning of Easter, and the joyous and awesome truth that we are, all of us, blessed.

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alcolm Rice tops the list of my memories of Old Concord. Rice, originally from Connecticut, moved here from Washington, D.C., in the early 1950s, and after a brief stint with a local architectural firm became the Architect in Residence at the University of Tennessee. I got to know him through his son, Jack, who is one of my best friends. Not many people knew much about Rice when he moved here. We only knew that he was from up north, and although Washington, D.C., was not exactly the North, it was above Bristol, Tenn., and that was up north. He was quiet, unassuming; only later did we learn of his many accomplishments. He was a Yale University graduate and did his graduate work at the Sorbonne in Paris. He built a beautiful home on the lake reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Falling Water” in Michigan. Touring the home is like going through a museum where all the art was created by Rice and his wife, Helen. Beautiful wood carvings, posters, oil paintings and other fascinating items demonstrate the breadth of their talent. One memorable item is a large glass door where Rice created a collage of pictures, newspaper arti-

cles and other memorabilia of their lives together. Rice’s friends included President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He was a guest at the White House several times during Roosevelt’s presidency, and among his collection is correspondence between the two. Among his many accomplishments was the design work he did on the Jefferson Memorial and several congressional office buildings in Washington. Helen Rice, who holds a master’s degree from Yale, met her future husband during their student years at Yale and was an accomplished artist in her own right. She created the famous Red Cross poster titled “Join Now” which was used to solicit contributions during World War II. They were an adventurous couple. They celebrated their honeymoon by buying motorcycles and traveling from Connecticut to California along Route 66. When they reached California, they sold their motorcycles and continued their adventure aboard Jack London’s yacht “Snark,” sailing up and down the West coast. When Rice came to UT, most of the area west of present-day Volunteer Boulevard was still residential, and he developed the master site plan and an architectur-

al model depicting the major buildings as he envisioned them. He was also involved in the design and oversight of the construction of most of the buildings that currently exist in that area. The presidential complex and the Frank McClung Museum on Circle Park Drive were among his works. When he developed the museum, there was some discussion among university administrators regarding the location of the beautiful bronze figure that adorns a spot near the stairway leading to the lower level. Some in the administration wanted it in the basement, but Rice insisted that it go in its present location so that it would be the first thing seen when visitors entered the museum. Perhaps the thing I remember most about Rice occurred when I was a student at UT. At that time his office was located next to the president’s office on The Hill, and I met him coming down the hill one day. We stopped and talked. He was truly concerned about me and asked if things were going well. I said they were, but I could use a part-time job, especially one that would allow time for studying. That evening I got a call from Ernie Robertson at the public relations department who asked if I would

Unforgettable football Vols TALES OF TENNESSEE | Marvin West


erek Dooley’s “Vol for Life” is a really good idea, an excellent sales pitch for recruiting, a splendid public relations slogan and a fine road map. The program centers on character education, life skills, career development and spiritual growth. A few years ago, Haywood and Gus wrote a book titled “Once a Vol, Always a Vol.” To me, that also meant Vol for life, once you are in, you are in for keeps. Family. Us and ours. In case of the occasional prodigal son, say a prayer but never give up. Here I go repeating myself, again sharing with you the facts of Tennessee football life. Volunteers really are forever. If you put

on pads and an orange shirt and do anything to help win a game, you are never forgotten. Guaranteed. I’m not talking about legends, Peyton Manning or Willie Gault or Steve Kiner or Eric Berry or Bob Johnson. Of course we remember them – and Hacksaw and the Swamp Rat and Johnny Mills and a hundred other famous names. This isn’t about All-Americans or the Hall of Fame. This is about Ray Martin, a halfback from Danville, Va., who picked off a Louisville pass at the goal line and returned it 100 yards for a Tennessee touchdown. That was 1953. Johnny Unitas threw it. The Vols won 59-6. Bobby Brengle, Spring City small-size tailback,

was another very interesting Volunteer of that era, the Harvey Robinson years. Bobby was an excellent punter, 42.5 average, and a nifty punt-returner. Good combo. Good man. Remember Charles Rader? He was the left tackle from Greeneville, backside protector of the famous tailback in the championship season of 1956? Rader was a genuine student-athlete, academic All-American, A average in chemistry. Sammy Burklow, fullback from Hazard, Ky., was high-point man in the 1957 Gator Bowl victory over Texas A&M and Paul “Bear” Bryant. Sammy kicked a field goal, 17 yards, first of his career. Wayne Grubb, guard

Malcolm Rice’s door collage my mind that Rice was involved in my good fortune, and although we met numerous times on campus, he never spoke of it. When I thanked him for his help, he simply smiled. The job was a fun experience. We photographed cheerleaders, majorand Poster created by Helen Rice Photos by Mal- ettes colm Rice student athletes, and my be interested in a part-time specific duty was to carry job as a photographer’s as- Robertson’s equipment. sistant. Ernie was the cam- However, he taught me the pus photographer, and he finer points of photography, said, “By the way, there will and he even took my wife’s be time for you to study be- engagement picture for the tween assignments.” newspaper. There was no doubt in Looking back, it’s hard to

imagine that the little village of Old Concord became the Rice family home. They might have chosen New York, Boston or even their home state of Connecticut to reside, but it was in keeping with their character to lead private lives, and Concord provided that privacy. Today, my friend Jack is enjoying his retirement and spends a lot of time with his newfound hobby of wood carving. To use a cliché, he told me he was “just a chip off the old block.” But his talent comes through in his remarkable work. We don’t get to see each other as much as we would like, but we do dine together occasionally at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, where he and his wife, Carolyn, are involved in preparing Wednesday night dinners. But, when we are together, the conversation is highlighted by our remembrance of Old Concord and the great times we had growing up together.

from Athens, was involved in The Stop of LSU’s Billy Cannon at or near the goal line in 1959. Of course we remember Wayne Grubb. Ed Beard, Norfolk, Va., was second-team blocking back and linebacker behind Wayne Coleman in 1961. I recall Ed picking off a pass and roaring from midfield to a Tennessee touchdown. Alas, I also recall his dismissal for some minor transgression of team rules. A fan and friend purchased a bus ticket and Ed packed his stuff and moved on to the Wheeling, W.Va., Ironmen and from there to the San Francisco 49ers – and a terrific NFL career. I also remember the warm reception a couple of years ago when Beard returned to Big Orange Country, just showed up with a hundred other lettermen in the Lauricella Room at Neyland Stadium before a game. I’ll tell you what I told him, that I am almost certain he would have been an All-American if he hadn’t fractured curfew. Bob Zvolerin was left tackle on the 1963 team that

Dr. Youmans didn’t think it was a good idea but went about his work. “Sweat popped out on Boynton’s forehead but he didn’t say a word. When his arm looked almost normal again, he stood up and announced, ‘I reckon I’ll go back into the game. Are you going to wrap it up?’ ” No, we won’t forget John Boynton. I will not allow it. Best I recall, it was Carl Witherspoon who recovered the Arkansas fourth-quarter fumble that led to the 14-13 Tennessee triumph in the 1971 Liberty Bowl. Curt Watson scored the tying TD. George Hunt kicked the winning point. Razorbacks also remember. Lifetime Volunteers … so many … unforgettable. How about Xavier Mitchell? He made one of the big plays of 2006, stopping an Air Force two-pointer to save the game at 31-30. It seemed so important at the time. You do remember, don’t you?

finished November with shutout victories over Kentucky and Vanderbilt – in honor of outgoing coach Jim McDonald. Zvolerin is the only Vol with vol in his last name. OK, I have been accused of being partial to left tackles. John Boynton, Pikeville, left tackle, 1965-67, was one of the toughest guys in the history of Tennessee tough guys. He suffered an arm injury against Ole Miss in Memphis, came off the field and asked Ray Trail for a little help. “John came up to me on the sideline and said his arm was hurt. It was bent the wrong way at the elbow. It was awful, so bad it was almost sickening.” Coach Trail called for Bill Youmans. The team doctor said Boynton should go to the hospital for repairs. John asked why he couldn’t fi x it right there. The doctor said too painful, nobody could stand that. As Trail remembers, “John said he’d see about that. He invited the doctor to join him on the bench and do whatever was necessary.

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Bethel Baptist to visit Ukraine By Ruth White Bethel Baptist Church members hosted a golf tournament at Three Ridges Golf Course to help raise funds for the Friends of Ukraine mission team. Pastor Tim Inklebarger was part of a Ukraine mission project and the trip touched his heart. Inklebarger decided to take a group of 10 members on a trip this summer for a 10day experience that will change the lives of those involved. When the Soviet Union fell in the early 1990s, the project began with 22 churches reaching out to the people of the Ukraine. Today, more than 200 churches participate in church planting, Bible camps and reaching out into the villages. “The only barrier is the language,” said Inklebarger. “The people have open hearts to our message.” Anyone interested in helping the Friends of Ukraine touch lives through Bethel Baptist Church may contact Inklebarger at 6878331. The church is located at 8035 Clapps Chapel Road in Corryton.

Power of the Cross” 10:45 a.m. Sunday, April 24. Info: 689-5448. ■ Faith UMC, 1120 Dry Gap Pike: sunrise service 7 a.m. Sunday, April 24, with regular service at 11 a.m. Everyone is invited. Info: 688-1000 or visit www.

State Sen. Jamie Woodson will be hard to replace. I’ve proudly supported her in every race and she’s been an outstanding legislator. Now she’s moving to an executive position with ■ Revival Vision Church, 154 SCORE, founded by former Durham Drive in Maynardville: a biker Easter service, “He is U.S. Sen. Bill Frist to supRisen,” 11 a.m. Sunday, April 24. port public education. We Riders of all motorcycle brands wish her all the best. are welcomed. Info: 925-2546. At the risk of getting on ■ Bell Road Worship Center, my soapbox, I just don’t unChrist the Rock and others derstand what’s happening will present their seventh with our mail delivery. Sevannual Combined Good eral people have called me, Friday worship service Friday, complaining that they are not April 23, at 7321 Bell Road. receiving mail they expected Info: email pastorcharlie@ and their bills are not getting delivered on time. And the ■ Rutherford Memorial Church, cost of stamps has never been 7815 Corryton Road: Good higher. We should be getting Friday service 7 p.m. Friday, top-notch service. April 22; Easter Sunday, April I want to note three in24, contemporary service 9 a.m. in the family life center and dividuals who were special traditional service 11 a.m. in the to me. Sanctuary. Info: 687-8438. Bobby Ray Wilkerson, 62, of Halls, passed away.

Bethel Baptist Church pastor Tim Inklebarger prepares to head out to the golf course for the church’s inaugural tournament to support Friends of the Ukraine. Photos by Ruth



Scott Bates makes a putt on the green at Three Ridges Golf Course. Bates participated in Bethel Baptist Church’s golf tournament to support a mission team that will travel to the Ukraine this summer.

■ Mount Harmony Baptist Church, 819 Raccoon Valley Road will host a benefit singing 7 p.m. Saturday, April 30. Proceeds will benefit Sharon Roberts and Andrew Russell, who lost all their possessions in a house fire.

■ New Fellowship Baptist Church, 4624 Nora Road, will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast 8-10 a.m. Saturday, April 23. Cost is $5. Proceeds will benefit the youth mission trip this summer. Info: 688-1073.

‘Just a Little Talk’ The Chords sing at Faithway Baptist Church on Crippen Road. Members are Glenn Farrington, Dale Evans Jr., Burell Ferguson and Dale Evans Sr. Dale Evans Jr. is formerly a member of the Blackwood Brothers. Photo by S. Clark

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■ Christ UMC, 7535 Maynardville Pike: Maundy Thursday service 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21; Good Friday service 3 p.m. Friday, April 22; Sunday, April 24, sunrise service 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: fellowship meal and showing of the film “The Passion” beginning 6 p.m. Friday, April 22; an egg hunt and free lunch 1 p.m. Saturday, April 23;

“Celebrating the Resurrection” service 10:45 a.m. Sunday, April 24. Info: 947-7151. ■ Home Faith Baptist Church, 5139 Rouse Lane in Halls: Easter sunrise service 6:30 a.m. Sunday, April 24. A fellowship breakfast will follow. Info/directions: 323-4541. ■ Mountain View Baptist Church, 2974 Cecil Ave.: “The King is Coming” cantata 11 a.m. Sunday, April 24. Info: 525-4192. ■ Smithwood Baptist Church in Fountain City: the musical “The


KIMBERLY DIANE SHARP Who went home to be with Jesus April 20, 2010

EASTER SERVICES ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway: Maundy Thursday service 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21; Good Friday service noon Friday, April 22; and Easter sunrise service will be at 7 a.m. Sunday, April 24. The annual pancake breakfast and Easter egg hunt will begin 9 a.m. Saturday, April 23. Children should bring a basket to collect eggs. Info: 690-0160. ■ St. James Episcopal Church, 1101 N. Broadway: Festival Holy Eucharist Rite II 7:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 24. Info: 523-5687. ■ Fellowship Christian Church, 746 Tazewell Pike: sunrise service 7 a.m. Easter Sunday, April 24. ■ First Lutheran Church, 1207 N. Broadway: Maundy service 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21; Good Friday, April 22, Service of Darkness at noon and 8 p.m. ; Easter vigil 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23. Sunday, April 24, Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m., breakfast will be 8-9 a.m. with adult Bible classes and Sunday school 9:15 and Festival service and communion 10:30. ■ Bookwalter UMC, 4218 Central Avenue Pike: Tenebrae service 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21. Easter services 7 a.m. (sunrise service) and 10:45 (cantata and worship service) Sunday, April 24. Info: 689-3349.

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■ Clapp’s Chapel UMC, 7420 Clapp’s Chapel Road: Sunrise Service 7 a.m. Sunday, April 24. Breakfast will be hosted by the men’s group following the service. Everyone is invited.

■ Clear Springs Baptist Church, 7600 Maynardville Highway, will have a yard sale 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 22-23. Cost is $5. All proceeds will benefit the church’s youth mission trip this summer to Brazil.



God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, so He put His arms around you and whispered, "Kim, it's time to come with me". With tearful eyes we watched you suffer and saw you fade away, although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest, God broke our hearts to prove, He only takes the best. It's lonesome here without you, we miss you more each day. Each time we see your picture you seem to smile and say "Don't cry for me, I'm in God's keeping, We'll meet again someday". Greatly missed by all her family.



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He will be missed by his children and friends. Matthew Faris, 26, son of Mike and Mary Beth Faris, was a member of St. Albert the Great Parish. He was an outgoing young man and a friend to everyone he met. Matt graduated in 2004 from Halls High School and worked at Kroger in Fountain City. He also leaves a brother, Michael Joseph. David Sentell, 61, of Corryton, left his loving wife Joyce, and stepchildren April, Eddie and Daniel along with several cousins and other family members. He will be missed.

Brittain to speak at KFL Richard E. Brittain Jr., D.D.S. will be the guest speaker for the Knoxville Fellowship Luncheon noon Tuesday, April 19. The KFL is a group of Christian men and women that meets weekly at the Golden Corral in Powell.

also available. Info: Lisa Helton, 755-1597.

Music services ■ First Lutheran Church, 1207 N. Broadway, will present Music of the Easter Season performed by the men’s choir of the Concordia Theological Seminary from Fort Wayne, Ind., 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28. A free will offering will be collected for the seminary. ■ Fellowship Christian Church, 746 Tazewell Pike, Luttrell, will host the Bewley Family for a singing 7 p.m. Saturday, April 30.

Revivals ■ Fairview Baptist Church, 7424 Fairview Road, Corryton, will host the Gibbs Area-Wide Revival at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, April 25-29. Sponsored by Clear Springs, Fairview, Graveston, House Mountain and Bethel Baptist churches. Info: 687-5648. ■ Mountain View Baptist Church, 2974 Cecil Ave., will host a spring revival 7 p.m. Sunday through Friday, April 24-29, with evangelist, the Rev. David Collins. Child care will be available. Info: 525-4192.


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Classic day camps Looking for an all-around fun experience for your kid without needing to stay overnight? There are lots of classic day camps in the Knoxville area that offer a variety of activities in relaxed, summer atmospheres. Fountain City’s Garden Montessori School summer program is one example. The program lets kids from age 2 through middle school explore daily and weekly themes including art, drama, literature and music while incorporating outdoor games, water play and nature studies in the historic Savage Garden right next door. The program runs June 6 through July 29, and hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with flexible enrollment options. An open house will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 30. Info: or 688-6776. Kids Place Inc. will offer its classic day camp in elementary schools and

Animal camps churches throughout the area. Kids ages 5-12 will enjoy swimming, bowling, skating, field trips, water slides, obstacle courses and more. Weekly themes include Moovin’ and

Groovin’, Camp KP’s Got Talent, Celebration of Nations and Treasure Seekers. The camp runs May 25 through Aug. 12, and hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Info:

Your little animal lover can get an immersive experience with birds and beasts this summer. Horseback riding can be fun for all, and horse camp at Cedar Creek Farm in Gibbs adds arts, crafts and games to the equine adventure. Campers will receive

daily riding lessons and learn about riding safety and horse care. Space is limited. The camp runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 13-17. Info: 705-5925. With a celebrated animal hospital right here at UT, your animal enthusiast can’t go wrong with the veterinary

programs at UT’s summer Kids U. Older elementary schoolers and middle schoolers can receive a crash course in vertebrate zoology, and high schoolers can take a behind-the-scenes look at veterinary medicine. Info: 974-0150 or www.

Academic camps Summer can be a great time for young people to get an academic edge. Keeping those brain cells active can certainly ease the adjustment back into school in the fall. Club Z! offers a variety of programs to help your child get ahead or gain back ground lost during the school year. For high schoolers, ACT and SAT prep courses are available. Kids of all ages can explore interests like art, music and foreign languages. Club Z! can be ideal for kids with learning disabilities who might lose skills during

summer break. Parents can even arrange for individual or in-home tutoring for their kids. Info: 938-2022 or Mathnasium of West Knoxville can boost your kid’s math skills through hands-on, fun activities. Math and science camps are available for elementarylevel, from kindergarten through 5th grade. Activities are tailored to prepare kids for the math they’ll use in the upcoming school year. Camps are available in August. Info: 769-6944 or westknoxville.

Athletic camps Whether your youngster is a sports star, wants to try out a new sport or just needs to get moving, Knoxville has a camp to that can get the wiggles out. National Fitness Center, with locations in Fountain City, South Knoxville, Maryville, Morristown and Oak Ridge, offers a variety of sports camps each week 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from June 6 to Aug. 5. Camps include free swim time and weekly themes like Karate Camp, Swim Camp, Amazing Race, All-Star Sports, Survivor and Fitness Fun. Info: Want to take a break from those hot summer temperatures? Sign your kid up for camp at the Ice Chalet in Bearden. Camps are available for all skill levels, with figure skating classes for ages 3-17,

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and ice hockey classes for ages 5-17. Info: 588-1858 or summercamps.htm. Camp Webb has sports camps for every interest, including cheer, tennis, volleyball, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, football and gymnastics. A variety of age and skill levels are offered. Professional staffers will help kids learn the basics or advance their games in a fun, relaxed environment. Info: 291-3840 or Golfers can also find a summer home at Beverly Park or Concord Park golf courses. Offering two-day camps for kids 6 to 8 years old and three-day camps for kids 9 to 14 years old, camp at the golf course can be a hole-in-one for your youngster. Info: Concord Park, 966-9103; Beverly Park, 689-6445.

Is your kid a natural ham? A future starlet? A songster? A sensitive artiste? You could fill his or her summer with opportunities to shine. UT’s Kids U will offer a beginning theater camp for 4th through 6th graders. The camp will be a high-energy week filled with interactive theater games, creative dance, vocal exercises and improve to create “a very special piece of original performance art.” The camp is 9 a.m. to noon, June 2024. Info: 974-0150 or www. If you love the hit TV show “Glee,” Camp Webb’s Glee Club Camp will be nonstop fun. Open to campers entering 3rd through 7th grades, the camp will have


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Shannondale to upgrade landscaping Students from the University of Tennessee’s Landscape Design Program collaborated with parents, teachers and students at Shannondale Elementary School to develop a landscape plan for the campus. The master plan was designed by Chase Kennedy, Jimmy Keller and Matt Edwards under the guidance of Menendez. The design will include features such as an outdoor classroom, rain gardens, window boxes, native plant walk and more. A grant from Lowe’s Tool Box for Education Program will help Shannondale’s

PTO implement the design over a period of seasons. “We want this to be more than just a school,” said Menendez. “We want people to come by and take ownership of the project.” The outdoor classroom will not only add beauty to the school campus but will provide a learning environment for students. The plan incorporates red and white flowers and plants in the front area of the school. Teachers suggested the colors because they are Shannondale colors and they want the area to be welcoming.

“The front of the school is the first and last thing that people see when they arrive,” said UT student Matt Edwards. Shannondale principal Dr. Joy Foster is excited about the changes to the campus. “The design is amazing,” she said, “and I’m very impressed with the work already planned.” This year’s school carnival will help benefit upgrades to the outdoor learning and play environments. The carnival will be held 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 29, on the school grounds. Garry Menendez, associate professor in the Department of Plant Sciences at UT, shows off the landscape master plan for Shannondale Elementary School. Photo by Ruth White

Music and movement equals fitness, fun By Ruth White

Gymnasts to represent Tennessee in regionals Ten gymnasts from Premier Athletics North performed at the Tennessee Optional State competition and qualified to represent Tennessee in the eight state regional competitions. Pictured are: (front) Kaylor Kelly, Olivia Killian, Hannah Hamblin, Skylar Orr; (back) Molly Callhoun, London Hovis, Tanya Jones, Lily Remondo, Hannah Jordan and Kerres White. Coaches are Sasha Gridnev, Natasha Gridnev and Lea Emery. Photo submitted

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Gibbs Elementary School music teacher Mary Ruth McNatt was pleased to learn that she had received a grant from The Junior League of Knoxville and Covenant Health for her proposal “Music and Movement = Fitness and Fun”. The grant will help children discover fun and lifelong ways to add physical activities into their lives. Many new resources were purchased for the music room which will allow students opportunities to engage in activities such as folk dances from around the world, square dances, creative and expressive movement and a variety of pitched and non-pitched instruments. A requirement of the grant application was to partner with an entity connected to “Families in the Kitchen,” a program that promotes activities for getting family members involved in learning about good nutrition and healthy lifestyles. A portion of the money was used to partner with East Tennessee Children’s Hospital to provide students with a presentation and tasting demonstration. Students were asked to keep a journal of their


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Jared Keiser was honored with a special lunch to celebrate his success in the music and movement program at Gibbs Elementary. eating habits and activity for six weeks. Many students commented on how, through the journaling process, they began noticing what they ate and what they did during a day. One student lost a few pounds just by changing her daily eating habits to more healthy choices. Two students were selected from each class to participate in a tasting demonstration and everyone was encouraged to taste one bite of every item provided by Clayton Homes through their Wellness Program.


Halls High tennis is red hot By Jake Mabe The red hot Halls High girls tennis team sits halfway through the season with a 6-0 record and is the odds-on favorite to win the district.

Halls Red Devils Coach Cheri Duncan says the girls earned a huge win against Oak Ridge and have also beaten Maryville and Catholic. “The girls have lived up to my (high) expectations,” Duncan says. The team won the regular season district championship last year. “Once we got past Oak Ridge that was the biggie. (District foe) Hardin Valley

something like 10 years. The boys have no seniors. They were third in the district last year and they should meet or exceed that this year. I think next year will be their strong year,” said Duncan. The girls team includes Kendall Hutchinson, Courtney White, Meredith Yeary, Emily Kitts, Rachael Katz, Helen Wilds, Ashley Hillard, Morgan Lay, Elizabeth Campbell, Delaney Burton The Halls High School tennis team seniors are Kendall Hutchin- and T.J. Mason. The boys team includes son, Courtney White and Morgan Lay. Photo by Jake Mabe James Parmly, Jake Breedwill be big, too, and we can’t well as a non-district match ing, Stetson Moore, Josh take any match for granted against William Blount. Farmer, Cody Johnson, this year.” The boys team also Adam Kramer, Tyler MilliIn district play, Halls will scored a huge win against gan, Joseph Whipple, Bradalso face Central, Powell and Maryville, “and (Halls) ley Arms, Zach Wishart and Clinton later this season, as hasn’t beaten them in Colin Shepard.

Halls downs Clinton Halls senior Spencer Cochran battles a Clinton defender and takes the ball down field for the Red Devils. Cochran scored two of the four goals by Halls, all in the second half. Halls defeated Clinton, 4-0. Photo by Ruth White

Hunley soars like an eagle By Ruth White

Roger and Gloria Stout (far left) present two books written by their son, Halls High School graduate Randall Stout, to librarian Cindy Arp, principal Mark Duff and librarian Mary Hall. Photo by Ruth White

Inspiring students to do ‘big things’ By Ruth White Former Halls High teacher Gloria Stout believes that students at Halls High School are capable of doing big things in life and that they have limitless options. Her son, Randall Stout, is a prime example of living a dream. Randall Stout is a 1976 graduate of Halls High where he spent his time playing football and baseball, was class president for three years, was a member of the National Honor Society and Key Club, and was named Mr. Halls High his senior year. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in architecture and was chosen as one of the top students at the university in his class. After graduation, Stout moved to Houston where he worked as a project designer for seven years.

Stout earned his master’s from Rice University, where he met Frank Gehry, one of the top architects in the United States. Gehry offered Stout a position in his firm in California and Stout worked there as a senior associate for many years. In 1996, Stout established his own architecture firm where he continues as president and principal-incharge. He has received many national and international awards for his design work and has designed award-winning buildings in the United States, Europe and Canada. His projects have been featured in national publications and he has received rave reviews for his most outstanding art galleries – the Hunter Art Museum in Chattanooga, Taubman Art Museum in Roanoke, Va., and the Art Gallery of Alberta, Canada.

His parents, Roger and Gloria Stout, visited the Halls High campus to present two books of Randall’s work to the school library. Gloria Stout hopes to inspire students at Halls High to dream big dreams and believe that they are capable of doing wonderful things in life. Randall Stout’s success has come through passion for his work, dedication to excellence and respect for our natural environment.

Halls High senior Tucker Hunley passed his Eagle Board of Review in May 2010, officially becoming an Eagle Scout. He was honored in a special Court of Honor ceremony April 1. The trail to becoming an Eagle Scout is not an easy task but a rewarding accomplishment. Hunley was required to advance through the seven ranks of Scouting. Through the journey, he earned 12 Eagle-required merit badges and 11 elective merit badges including medicine, pioneering, orienteering, horsemanship, space exploration, climbing, canoeing, swimming, lifesaving, waterskiing, first aid, communication, athletics, environmental science and aviation. He served in required Troop leadership positions for a total of 16 months, spent 13 hours on troop service projects, completing more than 345 different requirements. Hunley’s Eagle Scout community service project benefitted the Halls High School Outdoor Classroom, where he and a team of volunteers constructed an informational kiosk for the facility. While working toward becoming an Eagle Scout, Hunley earned 23 merit badges and was elected to the Scout Honor Society of The Order of the Arrow. He earned the Triple Crown Award for attending the BSA high adventure bases of Sea Base in the Florida Keys, Philmont in Cimmeron, N.M., and The Northern Tier in Ely, Minn. He served in a youth leadership role for 11 days at the 100th an-

Halls High student Tucker Hunley recently became an Eagle Scout and was honored in a special Court of Honor ceremony at Christ United Methodist Church. Photo by Ruth White niversary of the Boy Scouts of America while attending the 2010 National Scout Jamboree in Virginia. U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. sent Hunley an American flag which flew over the nation’s capitol in his honor on May 27, 2010, the day Hunley became an Eagle Scout. Sen. Jamie Woodson and former Sen. Tim Burchett sent him a Tennessee State flag and county commissioner R. Larry Smith presented a proclamation from the Knox County Commission. Mayor Tim Burchett proclaimed April 1, 2011, as “Tucker Hunley Day” in Knox County.

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Teachers bring innovation to classroom By Ruth White Students today are growing up with technology at every turn. Long gone are the days of group instruction, worksheets and sitting in silence to finish work. These kids need to experiment, discuss ideas and engage with materials.

Gibbs Eagles Gibbs High has organized a club for students with a desire to teach and they get together once a month to learn effective teaching techniques as well as learning activities to use in a classroom setting. The

chapter’s purpose is to interest good students in becoming teachers; to explore the teaching field; to cultivate qualities of leadership, character and scholarship; and to bring greater understanding of the value of education in American society. The education coordinator for Anderson County Head Start, Ted Fletcher, met with the Gibbs chapter of the Future Teachers of America (FTA) and engaged them in new learning techniques. Participants were asked to draw a picture of The Future Teachers of America meets each month at Gibbs High School. Members include: (seated) a flashlight based on their understanding. president Madeline Hall; (standing) Sara Strozyk, historian Kimberly Gayle, secretary Michaela Ad- current ams and Taylor Venner. Not pictured are treasurer Lesley Fitch and vice president Cassidy Coffman. Some drawings were simple Photos by Ruth White while others detailed the in-

Students honored for top grades By Ruth White Students were honored at Gibbs High School last week with a special catered luncheon to celebrate their academic achievement. Those invited to enjoy delicious barbecue, sides and dessert were students who have kept a 3.5 or above grade point average during the school year. This year, 188 students were honored. Principal Lynn Hill believes that the luncheon is an opporHonor student Michae- tunity to show stula Adams is one of many dents that their good Gibbs High students grades haven’t gone honored for high aca- unnoticed and he endemic achievement. joys making a big deal out of the students’ success. With many students involved in sports and other activities, Hill decided to move the festivities to the day time and allow the students to miss their third block class. “Some students actually ask if they can go back to class after lunch,” said Hill, “because they don’t want to miss out on any class work.” Each student is recognized individually for their cumulative grade point average and received a certificate for their accomplishments.

ner workings of a flashlight. Fletcher asked the students to share their drawings with others and more understanding was gained as ideas were shared. Finally, Fletcher passed out flashlights to each participant and they were able to take them apart to learn how they worked. Through cooperative learning, students were able to discover and work together to learn and solve a problem. “Students learn more when a teacher engages the students and doesn’t just talk at them. The students are able to solve the problem themselves,” said Fletcher.

Gibbs tops Carter Gibbs catcher Savannah Foster tosses the ball back to pitcher Samantha Smith.

Gibbs High students Madeline Hall and Devin Cupp enjoy lunch during a special celebration for honor students. Photos by Ruth White

Sadie Tibbs slides safely back to second base against Carter last week. The Eagles defeated the Hornets 7-4 at home. Photos by Ruth White

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Who were those masked men? By Betty Bean Central High School seniors Andrew Spencer and Patrick Stambaugh just finished the most demanding and rewarding experience of their high school careers: sharing the leading role in the “Phantom of the Opera.”

Central Bobcats Not only did they share the role of the Phantom (all the major roles were multiply cast), but they helped build the sets under the supervision of director Beckye Thomas and did the choreography as well. They spent 14- to 16-hour days during their spring break capped off with nine shows plus a song performance under the hot sun at the Rossini Festival.

Once it was all over, however, they didn’t feel relieved. “We loved it,” Patrick said. “A hundred percent love,” Andrew confirmed. “That last day was pretty heartbreaking.” “Andrew had the role for the last performance and when he sang those final notes –“It’s over now, the music of the night, he hops into that trap door, we see each other and we’re like – It’s over. …” Patrick said. They are great admirers of Beckye Thomas. “She’s crazy, but you have to be. It wouldn’t happen without her insanity,” Patrick said. “She has such a passion. I’ve never seen in anybody,” Andrew said.

Last year they shared the “South Pacific” role of Emile de Becque with then-senior Aaron Bales. When the Bobcat Company did “Guys and Dolls,” Andrew was Nathan Detroit, Patrick was Sky Masterson. They both say Phantom, was the most demanding role of their careers. “Phantom was so huge,” Patrick said. “We had to extend our ranges and study it pretty endlessly; devote every minute to it.” Andrew: “We just had to become the role.” Patrick: “There were plenty of instances when we just fooled around onstage, walking around with the mask and scaring people.” Andrew: “You find yourself feeling ‘This was real. I

am this man who lives underneath the opera house.’ ” Patrick: “All the emotions that we portray are real when we are on the stage, except for the killing people part.” They’ve both been acting for a while – Patrick since his sophomore year when he joined the Bobcat Company, Andrew since he was in the 6th grade (he was in the “Music Man” back when his sister was in high school). Patrick is drawn to method acting, by which actors draw on their own emotions and memories to create roles, and admires Marlon Brando and Johnny Depp, whom Andrew cites as his favorite actor, as well. Serious as they are about acting, they also love to sing.

Central High School students Andrew Spencer and Patrick Stambaugh. Photo by B. Bean Andrew has trained his voice to sing everything from the lowest bass notes to the highest tenor and says he can’t imagine doing a theater piece and not singing. “They go hand-in-hand,” Patrick said. Patrick, whose parents are Melissa Ballew-Brown

and J.J. Stambaugh, is undecided about a college choice, wants to go into musical theater or set design. Andrew, son of Jamie and Gary Spencer, will study film at the University of Southern Illinois and wants to be a director. His favorite director is Steven Spielberg.

Knox North Lions plan ‘Patriotic Pet’ contest for July 4th parade The Knox North Lions Club will be hosting a “Patriotic Pet” contest in conjunction with the Powell 4th of July parade. Plan to bring your pet decked out in their best patriotic regalia and compete in the contest. Winners will be determined by popular vote. It’s free to enter and votes are $1 each. The contest will be held at the post-parade festivities at Scarbro field.

Halls Alumni Dinner is April 30

Daisy Scouts The members of Daisy Troop 20780 present boxes of Girl Scout cookies to the Sisters of Mercy at Mercy Medical Center St. Mary’s. The Daisy members are Abby Capley, Audrey Kosman, Canaan Chitwood, Lainey Gay, Georgia Rose Tucker and Rachel Armstrong. And accepting the cookies are Sister Patricia Connolly, Sister Mary Martha Naber, Sister Marie Moore, Sister Mary Janice Brink and Sister Margaret Turk. The Scouts attend Copper Ridge or Sterchi elementary schools. Photo submitted

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.

Halls High class of 1971 will hold its 40th reunion Saturday, May 7, at Beaver Brook Country Club. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature heavy hors d’oeuvres and desserts and a cash bar. Cost is $30 per person. Make checks payable to HHS Class of 1971 and mail to Gene Parrott, 4410 Cabbage Road, Knoxville, TN 37938. Info: Hugh Wolfe, 922-8452.

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Knoxville man races ahead despite spinal injury Matthew PorterďŹ eld of Knoxville, 30, rolls through life at full speed. In a three-wheeled, 18-pound wheelchair, he competes nationally in road races and marathons. He was even a member of the U.S. Paralympic team in Brazil in 2008. “I’d like to go to the Paralympics in London in 2012, but we’ll see how that goes,â€? says PorterďŹ eld. He has been training about 10 hours a week for the April 18 Boston Marathon, for which he qualiďŹ ed in the Oita International Wheelchair Marathon in Japan in November. Describing himself as an ‘adrenaline junky,’ PorterďŹ eld was always an athlete growing up and during his high school days at Knoxville Baptist Christian School. Shortly after his graduation in 1998, PorterďŹ eld had a life-altering accident. “I had just turned 18, just graduated high school, and I was ready to hit the road,â€? he remembers. “I was riding my dirt bike and tried to jump a pond. I landed on my head and broke my T-5 vertebrae.â€? The broken vertebra damaged his spinal cord, leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. “Yeah, it was difďŹ cult,â€? admits PorterďŹ eld, not one to dwell on the event. “But you just ‌ live. And go

tion, spinal cord or brain injury to be able to enjoy sports again. IRC staff members, most of whom are volunteers interested in sports, ďŹ nd adaptive equipment for each person depending on their needs. They offer free advice and lessons in everything from rock climbing to golf. The IRC also sponsors many competitive events during the year so that people with disabilities have an opportunity to participate in a variety of sports events. “I got into waterskiing, SCUBA diving, basketball, hang gliding,â€? smiles PorterďŹ eld. “I’ve tried just about everything you can think of. The wheelchair racing thing I got Matthew Porterfield of Knoxville into on my own. A friend of mine competes in wheelchair road races let me borrow his racing wheelchair around the world. He competes in because he wasn’t using it.â€? the Boston Marathon on April 18. PorterďŹ eld says wheelchair racing is an individual sport and an on. That’s how I live my life. It’s adrenaline rush. “It took off from just a challenge for me, and I like there. I started doing road races challenges.â€? around the area.â€? After rehabilitation at the PatriToday, PorterďŹ eld works full cia Neal Rehabilitation Center, Por- time at the company his father terďŹ eld began seeking out sports founded, David’s Commercial Tire opportunities through the center’s in Knoxville, and trains after work Innovative Recreation Cooperative and on weekends. He is married to (IRC). It’s a unique service – funded Jeannette PorterďŹ eld and they have entirely by donations – that helps a 9-month-old daughter, Kelsee. PorterďŹ eld serves on the board anyone struggling with an amputa-

of the Eskimo Escapades, a winter water ski charity event that raises money for IRC and other local charities. He also volunteers with the IRC and the Patricia Neal Rehab Center as a mentor, meeting with people who are dealing with a new spinal cord injury. “I tell them life’s not over; this is just another stepping stone for life,â€? he says. “There are certain avenues you can take with your life now, things you can do. As long as you’ve got good support from family and everything, life can go on and you can have fun doing it.â€? “I live a normal life, just in a wheelchair,â€? PorterďŹ eld explains. “I enjoy life, and I try to tell people to look at life positively. You can’t change what happened, but you might as well live your life.â€? PorterďŹ eld recommends the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center and the IRC to anyone who is dealing with a spinal cord or brain injury. “It’s an excellent program. I can’t say enough,â€? he says. “They’ve helped me out quite a bit over the years, and the people there are just great.â€? For more information about the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center, call 1-800-PATNEAL or (865) 541-1353.

Patricia Neal Rehab earns 15 CARF accreditations The Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center (PNRC) has again received recognition from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). According to CARF, “This achievement is an indication of Patricia Neal’s dedication and commitment as an organization to improving the quality of the lives of those served. Services, personnel and documentation clearly indicate an established pattern of practice excellence.� Congratulations to the entire staff of PNRC. The pride and passion with which you go about your work is truly inspirational and the force behind the Center’s motto of “Restoring Abilities, Rebuilding Lives.�

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“Every sport has a different safety level, so that’s one of the things we have to evaluate,� says Kaye. “Somebody who has brittle bones shouldn’t probably water ski, or someone who’s had a brain injury might not be able to SCUBA because of safety issues.� Even if he can’t provide a sport thru the IRC, Kaye refers people to specialists around the area. “If someone says I want to hang glide, that’s usually not something we can do with them, but we can refer them to someone who does,� he says. The IRC frequently works with people to teach them new

sports they might never have tried otherwise. “We have folks who’ve never water skied in their lives, and they come out and say, ‘I can do that.’ It’s a win-win situation,� Kaye says. “We’ve been able to help individuals get back into life and then they give back to IRC and help others. They’re advocates for individuals with disabilities, they’re advocates for prevention, and they’re good citizens.� For information about IRC events or donating to the IRC, log on to or call (865) 541-1353.

IRC hosts 30th Annual Learn to Ski event The Patricia Neal Innovative Recreation Cooperative (IRC) recently hosted the 30th anniversary Beech Mountain Learn to Ski event. The event was coordinated by the Patricia Neal IRC with assistance from Disabled Sports USA, Beech Mountain Ski Resort and Adventure Sport and Activities Program in Charlotte, NC. It is the oldest and largest adaptive snow sports clinic in the Southeastern United States. Fifty Patricia Neal IRC volunteers and instructors taught 160 sessions in four days to a variety of individuals with spine and brain injury, stroke, visual impairments, cerebral palsy, spina biďŹ da, amputees and other neurological, developmental and orthopedic conditions. The annual event features participants from age 5 to 75 from Tennessee, North and South Carolina, and Georgia.



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The ‘biggest winner’ Kelsey Godfrey displays her award medal at the finish line of the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon on April 3 in Neyland Stadium. Godfrey also won the Covenant Health Biggest Winner weight loss challenge which uses marathon training as a tool for weight loss. This is Godfrey’s sixth half-marathon but her first weighing less than 200 pounds. Photo submitted

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Did you know that the color pink can turn your boy into a girl? Heaven forbid that you let that dastardly hue touch your boy child, or you’ll be courting a dreadful transformation from snakes, snails and puppy dog tales to sugar, spice and everything nice. Well, that’s what you would have thought last week if you paid attention to the media brouhaha surrounding a piece in J. Crew’s latest catalog showing Jenna Lyons, the clothing company’s president and creative director, with her 5-year-old son Beckett, whose toenails are painted pink. Pretty soon, editorials were calling the piece “transgendered child propaganda,” and similar poppycock. News flash, people. There’s a lot more to gender than a color. Painted toenails can no more make a boy a girl than wearing a ball cap can make a girl a boy. Why is it OK, even cute, for girls to be confirmed tomboys, but the minute a boy is caught doing anything remotely feminine it’s the end of the world? My boy plays with my makeup. He likes to brush my hair. He has a toy power screwdriver that he calls a hairdryer. He even has a (gasp!) pink teddy bear that he totes around the house. As I write this, the bear is in my car, in its own seatbelt, because Daniel likes it to be

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■ Alzheimer’s caregiver support group meets 6-7 p.m. each third Thursday at Elmcroft Assisted Living and Memory Care in Halls. Light refreshments. RSVP appreciated. Info: 925-2668. ■ Alzheimer’s support group meets the 6:30 p.m. each first Thursday at Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 7225 Old Clinton Pike. Info: 938-7245. ■ Cancer survivor support groups, Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings and Tuesday evenings, at the Wellness Community, 2230 Sutherland Ave. Support groups for cancer caregivers, Monday evenings. Cancer family bereavement group is Thursday evenings. Info: 546-4661.

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2.3 AC. LAKEVIEW HOME, Kingston, indoor pool, 4 BR, 3 BA, FPS, DR/LR, FR, Below Appraisal $295,000. 865-414-9634 ***Web ID# 719954*** FSBO 9813 Tallahassee 4br, 2.5ba, 2 stry, $229,900 Big yard, 865-323-4707 Web ID #753111

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1022 Luttrell St, 37917 Circa 1895 renovated Queen Anne home w/approx 2500 sf, 3-4 br, 3 ba. Must see! $329,000. 865-525-1303 ***Web ID# 768058***




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Sat. April 23, 12 Noon 3BR home in Halls. 2713 Mynatt Rd. Almost new & opening bid is $50,000. Go to for Bidding 10% buyer's premium. Lic# 2447. 865-688-8600. Hall Real Estate & Auction Company. FTN CITY 3BR, 2.5BA, LR, DR, L g d e n , sunroom, patio, 3116 SF, 1.25 ac, 2 car gar., $175,000 City Employees CU 824-7200 option 3

■ Fibromyalgia screenings are held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Fibromyaligia Clinic located at Total Rehab Physical Therapy. Also support group meetings and several classes are held on the third Wednesday of each month. Cost is free. Info: 548-1086. ■ Grief support groups at Fort Sanders Sevier Hospital 6 p.m. the first Thursday of each month; 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Covenant Home Care Knoxville office; and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Covenant Home Care Oak Ridge office. Registration is required. Info or to register: 541-4500.

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■ JumpStart Health & Fitness is a noncompetitive exercise program, located at 2704 Mineral Springs Road. Info: 687-4537. ■ Lung cancer support group meets 6 p.m. the third Monday every month at Baptist West Cancer Center, 10820 Parkside Drive. No charge, light refreshments served. Info: Trish or Amanda, 218-7081. ■ Overeaters Anonymous meets 10 a.m. every Friday at the Halls Senior Center on Crippen Road. Info: Carol, 922-1516. ■ Stop Smoking: 215-QUIT (7848) is a program of the Knox County Health Department. The hotline is answered 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. ■ Support group meeting for family members or caregivers of an adult with a mental illness is 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Cherokee Health Systems, 2018 Western Avenue. Info:

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Bsmt rancher with storage galore!! 2100 SF + 2100 SF unfin. bsmt. 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, open floor plan. Priv. bkyrd, gas frpl, hdwd. Summer Rose Subd. 5006 Ivy Rose Dr. 37918, in Ftn. City. Built by Maplewood Development LLC. Call 865-567-5788 or Kathleen @ Keller Williams 865-207-6265

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WHY RENT? BUY. Halls, 3 BR, 2 BA, 1200 15 ACRES. Hines Valley Rd, Lenoir City. SF charmer, fully renov., Creek, woods, pasapprx $650/mo. 865-659ture. Water, elec, 2577 or 865-805-2190 gas. Lrg barn, priv., beautiful. Pics avail West 40w upon request. $285K 865-771-0919 329 VISTA Trl., 37934, ***Web ID# 767316*** 3BR, 2BA, Fully 95 ACRES FOR SALE remodeled, $189,000 IN SUNBRIGHT TN. obo. 865-456-4007. $2200 Per Acre. ***Web ID# 769710*** Call 423-539-2991. FARRAGUT, Across AUCTION street from Concord lake, 3 br, 2 ba, 2 SAT. April 30 12 Noon 8 acres in North car garage, w/ Knoxville, starting beautiful brand new renovations. $189,900. bid, only $30,000. 10% buyers premium. Go to Call 865-599-8174. ***Web ID# 766108*** for Bidding. Lic# 2447. 865-688-8600. Real Estate & Condos- Townhouses 42 Hall Auction Company.


SAT. May 7, 12 noon Lakefront home in Harriman, 2BR, 2BA. Opening bid of only $50,000. Go to for Bidding, 10% buyers premium. Lic# 2447. 865-688-8600 Hall Real Estate & Auction Company. Dockable Lakefront lots at drastically reduced prices. This upscale Loudon community is close to west Knoxville, 2 miles off I-75. Featuring 1+ acre waterfront lots and scenic lake view lots with all utilities. Only 14 lots remain. These lots will all be sold well below appraised value. All offers considered. Investment deal of lifetime. You must see this community. Call Rick at 865/300-7791 KNX744274 Douglas Lakefront lot 210', year round water. Beautiful views Gentle slope, 1.9 ac, dockable, 30 min from Knox., 3 mi south of Dandridge, paid $215k selling $185k. 865-546-9202

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LG. 7-8 rm. 2 BA, VicTHE NORTHEAST torian Old North Knox Utility District Knoxville. $47,500. Board of CommisDetails 865-687-4373 FANTASTIC SPACIOUS Beautiful & Private, sioners will hold their Westland Court Condo, regular monthly meetHalls, 7.51 Acres, 5 comp remod in 2008. Gated ing on April 25, 2011 ac fenced, new 768 comm w/pool, rear at 8:30 a.m. at 7214 sf guest house, 1 1/2 entry gar, 3 br, 2 1/2 Washington Pike, Corba, laundry rm, Ft. Loudon Lakehouse ba, office & courtyard ryton TN. Call 687hdwd flrs, full kit, sleeps 8-10, 4BR/4BA, $359,000. 865-705-4948 5345 for special acwalk in closet, open Lindal Cedar ext, boathse ***Web ID# 767849*** commodations. flr plan, foundation w/pwr lift & jetski ramp, to main house 6A close-in to Pell. Pkwy ready to frame out. $549,000. Catherine Coldwell Banker Homes 40 Homes 40 Homes 40 Most of property Traver, level. Year round Wallace & Wallace spring house, creek, 865-256-3779 grt views, must see TELLICO LAKE LOT to appreciate. 5505 new dock, unrestricted, Salem Church Rd. off Ball Play Rd. Asking $179,000. $48,000. 865-740-1616. Call 865-922-3436 ***Web ID# 770261*** ***Web ID# 765874***

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HAWKINS, REBECCA D R A S T I C REDUCTION 764998MASTER Ad Size 2 xOF2 $15.9K! In the heart of Ftn. City. bw N Quiet, established <ec> condo community. Well-maintained, perfect for student w/short comm to UT. 1st-time homeowners, retirees, etc. Located on busline. All appl included. Tons of strg space. MLS#716804. $62,000 Rebecca Hawkins 688-3232 / 323-9436

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

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LYNNHURST NORRIS CENTER CEMETERY, Section Lawn Crypt NORRIS TENNESSEE Including 5 units, Double Depth. Bronze on granite each unit w/separate marker. Openings & lease. Incl. Restaurant, Food Center, Dental closings included. $9,088 value. Selling Office, U.S. Post Office & Hardwood Flooring for $6,500. 922-5961 Distributor. Asking price $500,000. Contact Real Estate Auctions 52 Howard Henegar, Broker, 865-548-9379. REAL ESTATE AUCTION LAKEFRONT HOUSES & LAND Go to for Bidding. Current auction 3BR in Halls, 8 Ac North Knox County & Lakefront home in Harriman. 10% Buyers premium added to all bids. Hall Real Estate & Auction Company. Lic # 2447. Call me for details. 865-677-8600.

Commercial Prop-Sale 60 9800 SF, 1.5 ACRES Retail w/Warehouse. Chapman Hwy. $439,000. Call 865-379-0364.

Investment Prop-Sale 61 3 Acres HEART OF HALLS Ready for construction. Can build to suit. May be divided or leased for storage. 865-567-5788. *Realtors welcome* 5,000 SF Comm'l Bldg., already leased, 1456 Breda Dr. 37918. 865-567-5788 DUPLEX & HOUSE with great income. All (7) units currently rented. 25% CAP 235.0029

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HALL REAL ESTATE & AUCTION 765834MASTER SATURDAY, April 30 • NOON Ad Size 2 x 3 This beautiful farm has approx 8 acres of bw N lush pasture land nestled below a ridge of <ec> woodland. Utility water to site. Ready to build on. Install your dbl wide or divided. Terms: 10% buyer’s premium added to all sales. 10% buyer’s premium down on real estate day of sale, balance at closing. Directions: From I-75N, Raccoon Valley Rd, exit R Raccoon Rd, left on Elkins, right at fork. From Halls, Norris Freeway, left on Old Raccoon Valley, right on Elkins Rd. 10141 Elkins.

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Completely remodeled. 2-sty, 2 AC, det 30’x40’ gar. 4BR/3BA, 3 FPs, showplace kit! Owner spent over $400,000! Drastically reduced to $295,000! A must see home! Slyman Real Estate 862-6161 or call Patricia Grissom 237-4749

supper is served. Info or to reserve a spot: 544-6277. ■ Weight Watchers meets 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. each Tuesday at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church. Info: Mabel Holsenback, 922-2206 or 1-800-476-2340. ■ YWCA Club W, 420 W. Clinch Ave., offers a hula hooping class 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, and a belly dancing class 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays. Info: 523-6126 or visit



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

3910 Oakland Dr. 37918. 3BR/2BA DOUBLE3 BR, 2 BA, new WIDE in Halls. constr., cent elec. Emory to Stormer, heat/air, W&D, releft into the Crossfrig, stove, DW, $900 ing. 7225 Windchime mo. + $1,000 dep. Circle. Reduced! Ready to move in. $36,900. Cheaper Travis 423-231-8193 than rent! 531-3675 3BR/2.5BA HOUSE IN '93 SOUTHERN EffiGIBBS, 2-car gar, new ciency 16x80 model tile in BA, new counhome. Exc cond. tertops & backsplash Shingle/vinyl. in kit, screened-in 3BR/2BA w/garden tub porch. Must see! Small Jacuzzi. Awesome Lpets OK. $1,100/mo + rm & kit w/vaulted ceildep. Lease/purchase ings. Lots of solid oak possible. 712-3945 cabinets w/island storage, pantry & util rm. 3 BR, 2 BA, carport, Cent h/a, W/D, all outside single gar., appls. New roof $850/mo. $1,000 DD, w/skylight, new hot No pets. 865-898-4857 water heater, carpet thru-out. 2 lg decks. 3BR, 2BA, lg. kit. & Buyer must move. dining area, dbl. $13,500. Call 278carport, lg. level lot. 3855 ^ 4410 McCampbell 3 OFFICES Ln., no pets. $695 Manf’d Homes - Rent 86 FTN CITY, newly renomo. 865-546-9533. vated. Exec office/studio/prof svcs. 1 4 BR, 2 1/2 BA, FP, unit 450 sqft $450/mo. deck, 2 car gar., 2 units 320 sqft/ea fenced yard, Cedar $325/mo. 5437 N. Bluff $1500/mo. No Bwy. Call 865-696cats. 865-966-6770 5611 or 865-719-6022. ***Web ID# 767147*** SINGLE OFFICES, Clinton Hwy Area $350/mo. In Halls. Call 2 to choose from, 3 BRS, Steve at 679-3903. 2 Baths, 1 car garage, new home on cul-de-sac lot, laundry connect. Comm. Prop. - Rent 66 $800 rent, $600 damage dep., 1 yr lease, no pets 254-9552 or 388-3232 KNOXVILLE DISABLED AM. VETS Chapter 24 Chapter home building FARRAGUT. Lrg 4 BR, is available for rent. 2.5 BA, 2 car gar, Newly renovated in- Jacuzzi tub, FP, $1900 side! Ideal for birthday mo+dep. 865-310-3188 ^ parties, reunions, 2BR mobile home. 2 ***Web ID# 762046*** group mtgs, etc. Free adults/ 2 children. No parking right outside HOUSES FOR RENT pets. $400-$600/mo. the door! Call 524992-2444. $725-$850/mo. Pow4840 or 803-2159 to ell Brickey area. No NOW TAKING APcheck out this facility! pets, credit app fee PLICATIONS for $25. 567-5211 rent of 2BR trailer at 7431 Blacks Ferry PLEASANT RIDGE Rd. $500/mo. Call 3 BR, 2 BA, vaulted 947-9557 for appt. ceiling in living rm, 2 car gar., fenced back yard, great 101 location $900/mo. + Cosmetology avail. at 2600 Holdep. Pets ok with brook Dr in Ftn City. deposit. 865-414-4509 LE COOP SALON in 2 blocks from Ftn Powell now hiring 2 City Lake. Ideal for hair stylists. Enjoy priRUGGLES family reunions, vate cutting rooms. birthday parties, FERRY AREA Commission or booth clubs, etc. Plenty of 5 BR, 3 BA, 3 car rental. Call 947-3222. adjoining parking. gar., 3 acres, totally 524-4840, 803-2159. remodeled, W&D conn., 3,000+SF, $995. KCDC OK. Apts - Furn or Unfrn 70




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1 BR, Ftn. City, Now 1/2 Fountain City Area MASTER BARBER mo. rent. New crpt, stove, needed for Inskip refrig., W&D, water pd. Pebblestone Condos, 3 BRS, 2 Baths, 2 car barber shop. Call $425/mo. $100 DD. Credit garage, screened 688-0904 or 924-1370. ck. 384-1099, 938-6424 back porch, gas FP, $850 rent, $600 dep., 1 NAIL TECHNICIAN & 1 Month Free STYLIST NEEDED. yr lease, no pets. Booth rental in Halls 254-9552 or 388-3232 4th & Gill Area Plaza near Food City. 1 BR apts., newly 382-4005 renovated, laundry WEST KNOX, SPAroom on property, CIOUS 2 BR condo, starting at $495. 1450 SF, lg. LR, BR, Trucking Opportunities 106 KCDC OK cath. ceil. W/D conn, 865-247-0027 storage, patio, new $1000 - $1250 - $1500 counter tops, $750/mo. Sign on Bonuses! A CLEAN LG 2-3BR Old 494-0909 or 924-9643. North Knox Ref & dep. Hiring Over the Road ***Web ID# 766678*** req. No smoking/pets. Drivers: Van, Flatbed, $595/mo. 522-7552 Refrigerated openings. HALLS 2BR/1BA Rooms-Roommates 77 AA/EOE. Call Roehl $325/mo + $325 dep. No smoking, no MIDDLEBROOK INN 1-888-867-6345 pets. 803-482-3700.  Nicest Economical Ideal for sr citizen Motel in West Knox! CDL CLASS-A truck  HBO, ESPN, Lg. Rms driver w/clean MVR. MAPLE SUNSET APTS PT/FT. 865-992-1849  1 Night $21.90 + tax Now leasing 1 & 2btwn 9am & 3pm M-F.  Week $104.50 + tax BRs at $725 & $850.  Exc. Area on Bus Line Brand new designer DRIVERS: Owner Opkitchens & spacious 588-1982 erator Openings for floor-plans. Only $150 dep + 1st mo. Call Dedicated Boat Hauling 208-0420. Manf’d Homes - Sale 85 Division. CDL-A, Flatbed Exp & Canada NEAR WEST Town 1 BR studio, 1 BA, Qualified Req. TMC: 1W&D conn, CHA, no 800-217-9503 pets. $325. 865-966-5983 Near West Town 2 BR TH, 1 1/2 BA, W&D conn, CHA, no pets. Lease. $500. 865-966-5983


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DIRECTIONS: I-75N to Emory Rd (Exit 112), (east) on Emory Rd - Go 3 miles; (L) Greenwell - Go 1 mile; (R) Crystal Point into Timberlake S/D; (R) Heron; (L) Harbor Cove; (R) Reflection Bay; (R) Shoregate Lane to model house on right.

30 acre farm overlooking Cherokee Lake. Covered shed with camper hook-ups. Barn, 2 wells pump 75 gal./min. Perfect view for a house. Partially assumable loan. $299,000 • 865-679-1712

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1BR CHALET, wood quiet Halls neighborhood. $500/mo + dep. 865-405-9191

Lic#2447 • 688-8600

2BR/1BA at 335 Beard Valley Rd, north Maynardville. $200 dep, $500/mo. 992-8837



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Industrial positions for

Production Techs • Machine Operators Apply on line at or In Person from 9:00 to 11:00am or 1:00pm to 3:00pm Tuesday thru Friday at 9355 Kingston Pike, Suite 27 Knoxville, TN 37922 or Call 865-693-4047 If you’re looking for a long-term career opportunity with a winning team, this is the job for you!


Requirements: Qualified employees will have:

Medical Supplies 219

• Six months verifiable employment history • Positive attitude • Minimum 18 years old Must pass a drug and background check

DAV Chapter 24 has FREE RENTAL OF POWER WHEEL CHAIRS available for any area disabled veteran or members of their immediate family. Manually operated wheel chairs also available. Call 690-7690 for information.


109 Dogs

141 Free Pets


** ADOPT! * * 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.

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Farmer’s Market 150

Lab Pups AKC 4 choc. F. 4 choc. M, 1 yellow F. S&W. $400. Can meet. 423-523-4339 ***Web ID# 767664***


Clear Springs Baptist Church Friends of Missions RUMMAGE SALE! April 22 & 23 8am-3pm

Mastiff Pups, AKC, champ bldlns, fawn & brindle, vet ck'd, 1st S&W, POP, $600 to $1000. 423-912-1594. ***Web ID# 766836*** MINIATURE SCHNAUZERS 2 AKC males, black & white, 11 wks, $250 ea. Make $700-$1000 a week Call 931-510-4269. Driver's wanted for a fast ***Web ID# 768384*** paced environment. MIN PIN Puppies, 7 Must be 21 with valid wks old CKC, M&F, license, quick on your $250 & up. 865-740feet, dependable, have a 5249 Pigeon Forge positive attitude, and ***Web ID# 767836*** be able to lift 35lbs repeatedly. Call between Olde English Bulldog puppies, WBA reg., the hours of 10am-6pm champ bloodlines, 865/455-1365 or $1,000 obo. 931-337-5137 423/723-9716 ***Web ID# 766807***

Garage Sales

Select Buildings 7600 Maynardville Hwy. across the street from Kelly Tires on Highway 33.

^ HAY. Bermuda Square Bales. Exc Cond. $4 per bale. 5400 JD tractor. 423-871-1538 KUBOTA M6800, 4 WD, with loader, 565 hours, $19,900. 865-548-4565

All proceeds will go toward the upcoming mission trip to Brazil.

CHEV. IMPALA SS 2006, silver, blk lthr, V8, full pwr, sunroof, 125K mi. $8300 incl. taxes. Very nice. 806-3648

CHEVY IMPALA LT 2009, 52K mi, 3.5 V6, bucket seats, alloys, $8,850. 865-522-4133 FORD MUSTANG convt. 2005. V6, AT, lthr, 34k, very nice! $14,900. 865-684-9529 ***Web ID# 769901***




FORD MUSTANG GT Convertible, 2000, white w/blk lthr, 5 spd, roll bar, Cobra R chrome wheels, Diablo system, 139K mi. A super super nice driver! $8,500. 806-3648

TOYOTA SIENNA LE FORD SHELBY GT 500 Conv. 2007 gar'd. RAMP VAN 2005. 40k 4200 mi. $34,900 mi, Mich tires w/9K. OBO. 865-719-2040 Braun conv., for ***Web ID# 770193*** wheelchair transport w/pwr ramp & kneel. Pristine. $28,900. Air Cond / Heating 301 Call 865-567-1659 ***Web ID# 769418***


pp Appliances

Service Guide

261 Auto Services

CHEVY IMPALA LT 2006, 3.9, 17" Alloys, 46K miles. Sharp! $8,250. 865-522-4133


TREK 6000 Mtn. Bike Shram shifters, disc brakes, computer, Steedplay pedals, like new, $300 OBO. 423-337-1689


Auto Accessories 254

NEXT AUCTION: Tues Apr 19, 6pm Cherokee Auction Co. 10015 Rutledge Pike I 40 - 10 min from Zoo exit. Consignments welcome Let us do your estate sale 865-465-3164 a u c t i o nz i p. c o m TA L 2 38 6 FL 5 62 6


Staffmark offers:


• Competitive rates, great opportunities, and weekly pay • Complete benefits package including medical, dental, & 401(k) • Potential for permanent employment

KENNEL TECH for ENGLISH Bulldogs, Halls area dog/cat AKC, 8 wks, 3 M, 3 boarding kennel. F, $1100 each. 423Wed-Sun am & pm 494-0987; 865-599-3353 & holiday shifts ***Web ID# 768475*** req'd. Must be able Golden Retriever to lift 50+ lbs. Must have mental proc- pups, AKC, 1st shot, ess for reasoning, parents on site, $200. remembering, math 865-922-2324; 865-661-2324 & language ability. ***Web ID# 769659*** Job incl's cust svc, HAVANESE PUPS cleaning kennels, AKC, home raised, laundry & maint. 262-993-0460 Will train right pernoahs son. 18+ yrs, drug test req'd. EOE. On ***Web ID# 767058*** FB-Bell's Pet Re- LAB PUPPIES, black, sort or call 922-7748 AKC reg., 8 wks. to sched interview. old, beautiful & fun. $300. 865-671-1016 ***Web ID# 766438***

238 Sport Utility

HOT POINT white 1981 BMW R100RT, Nissan Pathfinder Electric Stove with 27k act. mi. Fair2004, LE platinum, self-cleaning oven, ing, Krauser bags & 4WD, SR, CD, $150. Lg Sharp Carmore. 865-932-7902 heated seats, dark ousel microwave silver, blk leather, $50. White Sanyo BIKER EASTER SVC new tires, exc. compact 18" fridge cond. By owner. "He Is Risen." Re$25. Call 925-4985 $13,800. 865-924-0791 vival Vision Church of God, 154 Durham ***Web ID# 769598*** REFRIG., BOSCH, Drive Maynardville. 36" Linea 800 series, CMA, Easter Sunday Toyota Sequoia 2005 side by side S/S, Apr 24, 11 am. All like new, silver/gray, counter depth, 1 yr brands welcome. Ride lthr, loaded, 39k mi, old, $1,000. 865-940-1239 $20,995. 865-230-8214 your bike! For info call ***Web ID# 766661*** 925-2546. WANTED: NONWORKING appliances HARLEY DAVIDSON & scrap metal. Halls & XL1200L Sportster Imports 262 surrounding area. Call Low, 2008, white all John - 865-925-3820. orig., under 25 mi., KIA OPTIMA 6, 2002 $8,250. 865-919-0017 LX, 4 dr, loaded, 97k mi, good cond. Exercise Equipment 208 ***Web ID# 768260*** $3500. 522-6441 HONDA VALKYRIE 1998, 1500 cc, blue & TOYOTA CELICA ConEXERCISE BIKE, white. Very low mi, Schwinn Recumbant, vertible, 1997, great gar kept, exc cond. programmable, like shape. Runs good. $6000. 865-938-7376, new, $200 OBO. $4250. 865-640-1237 leave message. 423-337-1689 ***Web ID# 767381*** ***Web ID# 766973*** TREADMILL, Livestrong LS7.9T, Motorscooter, 10 mi., Sports 264 adult owned, 150cc programmable, elevation, heart eng, belt dr., garaged PORSCHE 911 Carera $975. 865-579-5923 rate, like new, $250 2003, 6 spd, silver, 88K OBO. 423-337-1689 mi, very good cond. $27,500. 865-688-3766 Campgrounds 243 ***Web ID# 762964*** Pools/Hot Tubs 209 CAMPGROUND LOT POOL ACCESSORIES, Triangle shape Domestic 265 everything from a ro- in Cumberland Mtn. Retreat, water incl. bot to clean the pool to Cadillac Deville 2002 games including lad$3500. 865-523-9918. gold, 3.2 Northstar, der & slide, total of 16 96k mi, $6950. Call items. Everything 865-556-7225, Tom must go. Call for de- Autos Wanted 253 tails. Will take best ofCADILLAC DTS 2003, fer. 687-7752 148K mi, runs & drives perfect, $4400. 865-789-9701 Antiques 216 for junk cars, trucks, ***Web ID# 766569*** running or not. CADILLAC DTS 2008, Victorian floral sofa vans, We also buy junk $695 obo; China cabiEstate Sale. 16,700 tractor trucks & net $550 obo. Great mi., silver, excellent. buses, 865-456-3500 cond. 865-235-2184 $25,000 obo 423-748-8888, ***Web ID# 770346*** Morristown TN.


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CHEVY S10 PICKUP, 2003, ext. cab, V6, 88K mi., auto., tilt, cruise, CD, bedliner $8,650. 865-938-8055 DODGE RAM 2008 quad cab, 6 spd, V6, 43K mi., $16,000. Willing to trade. 865-235-0103 ***Web ID# 767432***

308 Fencing

327 Lawn Care

AUTO DETAILING UPRIGHT FENCSERVICE & headlight ING, all types, free restoration. Turn disestimates. Licensed colored headlights & insured. When you back to new! Call Paul want the job done at 865-661-5120. right, call 689-1020.

Cement / Concrete 315 Flooring


FRED'S LAWN CARE Seeding, aerating, trimming, etc. Minor mower repairs. Reasonable, great refs! 679-1161 


SPROLES DESIGN CONSTRUCTION *Repairs/additions *Garages/roofs/decks *Siding/paint/floors

938-4848 or 363-4848

Roofing / Siding


CERAMIC TILE installation. Floors/ MULCHING, MOWING, trimming bushes, walls/repairs. 32 yrs exp, exc work! hauling junk. Cheaper than dirt! ChristianJohn 938-3328 based. Call for refs. Free estimates. 524Guttering 333 0475 or 789-5110 FATHER'S GARHAROLD'S GUTTER OUR DEN Lawncare Svc. SVC. Will clean Reasonable rates, front & back $20 & Free est. 201-1390 up. Quality work, guaranteed. 945-2565



MAINT. & REPAIR HEATING & A/C Plumbing, electrical, appliances. Apts or homes. 7-day svc, low prices! 368-1668. MR. FIX-IT. Electrical work incl'g panel upgrades, plumbing, painting, pressure wash, carpentry. Also Honey-Do lists. No job too small! 687-9339


Music Instruction 342 GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS, piano & vocal lessons. Off I-640. or call 932-3043

Painting / Wallpaper 344 AA PAINTING Int/Ext painting, staining, log homes, pressure washing. 992-4002 or 617-2228 AFFORDABLE PAINTING - interior & exterior. Free estimates. 661-1479.



LOVING HOME ENVIRONMENT has several openings for infants 3-yr-olds. Refs avail on req. 922-9455

ALL TYPES OF PAINT- ^ ING, int/ ext, special coating on metal roofs. Barn & fence painting, TONY'S HOME RE237-7788 or 688-9142. PAIRS & REMODELFlooring, Kit- CATHY'S PAINTING & Cleaning 318 ING. chens, bathrooms, WALLPAPER RE& decks. Fully lic'd MOVAL. Free est. A CLEAN HOME BY & insured. 363-7776 947-5688 or 454-1793 GAIL Dependable, trustworthy, exp'd. Call ONE ROOM 368-9649 for free est. Landscaping 338 AT A TIME Int/ext, wallpaper CAROL'S CLEANING removal, faux finMAYNARDVILLE SERVICE 20 yrs exp, ishes. 15 yrs exp, refs MULCH & MORE comm & residential. avail. Call Sue at 689Bobcat, backhoe, high Bonded & insured, refs 7405 . lift, dump truck. Mulch, avail. Call for quote rock, wood. Free est. 323-9105 356-1966 or Plumbing 348 DID YOUR RENT992-7615 ERS MOVE OUT? Cleaning, yard work, painting at a Lawn Care 339 reasonable rate! Call Debbie or Ronnie at 257-6001. ^ ABC ROOFING & HOME IMPROVEMENT Electrical 323 Leak repair specialist for all type roofs, gutters, SERVICE CALLS, Panel chimney repair, siding, Upgrades, Water soffit, windows, floor heaters replaced. All jacking. 237-7788 or types electrical work. 688-9142. Call Dan at 687-9339.

Stump Removal


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



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

Elderly Care

Tree Service ^ ^


Engine Repairs

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

ALTERATIONS FORD F-150 2006, BY FAITH crew cab 4x4, King Ranch 66k mi sharp Men women, children. Custom-tailored $23,500. 423-333-4908 clothes for ladies of all ***Web ID# 764361*** sizes plus kids! Faith Koker 938-1041

Excavating/Grading 326


POOL ACCESSORIES, everything from a robot to clean the pool to games including ladder & slide, total of 16 items. Everything must go. Call for details. Will take best offer. 687-7752


DODGE RAM Rumble Bee 2005, yellow 5.7 Hemi, lthr seats, pwr snrf, hard cover w/spoiler, 22" whls, ^ 50k mi, $18,900. Call 865-740-4937 Alterations/Sewing 303 ***Web ID# 769320***



Pool Services

WILL CARE FOR LOVED ONES. Honest & dependable! 521-0610 or 771-6353

DODGE RAM 2500, 1999 92K mi., 2X4 RC, LB, runs great, must sell $3900. 865-679-2100

339 Remodeling

Pressure Washing 350


FERN'S ALTERATIONS corner Afton & Devon, Halls. 922-5285 NISSAN FRONTIER LE 2006 4X4 loaded, 122K hwy. mi. Good condition. 1 owner. $12,600. 865-483-0252




Do you want more out 4 Wheel Drive 258 of your business? Try the

MASSEY TRACTOR, Gas, runs good, good tires, $3750. PEMBROKE WELSH Healthcare 110 Corgi pups, tri color, 865-690-3189 2 F, 1 M left. 7 wks SELLING BISON DENTAL LAB old. $450. 423-341-5999. (BUFFALO) HERD: TECHS NEEDED ***Web ID# 770003*** 11 females bred for Exp. Technicians May 2011 calving, 1 ^ needed for full service Pomeranian Puppies herd bull, & (1) 2010 GARAGE SALE lab located in E. TN. for Easter. Better bull calf, in 4 to 5 Fri/Sat Apr 22 & 23. than a bunny. 1 white strand All areas needed. barbwire fencing. washer/dryer, winGood benefits & pay Fem. $250; 1 cream $18,000 firm. 865dows, lots of everyfem $150; 865-789-7745 nego. Send resumes 922-9152; cell 705-0690 thing! 7924 Pelleaux ***Web ID# 768074*** to: Lab Positions, 6 Rd. Crouch Court, JohnPOMERANIANS, (2) F, son City, TN 37615 1 yr, $450. White M, Building Materials 188 HELP ME CLEAN MY GARAGE! 30" SELF8 yrs, $150. 865-242-6995; built-in BRICK - solid, used, CLEANING Insurance 113 ***Web ID# 766774*** clean, 60 cents ea, Whirlpool oven $150. GE on pallets, delivery Cooktop $150. OverSTORE FIXTURES, POODLE NURSERY, head garage door avail. 865-524-9562 showcases, gondolas, We Have All Sizes, ***Web ID# 766442*** opener w/4 remotes $75. wall shelving. Buy all 9-ft slim Xmas tree $100. all colors. Pups are reg., or part. 250-7303. Haverty navy Queen have shots, health guarantee & wormed. Lawn-Garden Equip. 190 Anne chair $75. 2 wall TV-holders $25/ea. Dark nursery is full. Business Opp. 130 Our $175 & up. 423-566-0467 HONDA 30" rear en- red recliner $250. Call 966-1369. gine riding mower, PT BUSINESS for good condition, $350 MULTI-FAMILY GAlocal area. Unique OBO. 865-742-4002 RAGE SALE Fri/Sat publication nets STANDARD/TOY AKC, Apr 22 & 23, 8a-2p. $65K. No exp. necCall 865-230-3242 JOHN DEERE XD45 essary. Training. HH items, plus-sz la***Web ID# 766668*** 14HP Hydro, 48" Clients established deck, tri-cycler, dies, boys sz 6/7, girls PUPPY NURSERY. for you. Retiring. mulcher, electric sz 8/10 clothing, toys, $27,900. 828-665-7719 Many different breeds start, Sulky, 130 TV, elliptical machine, Maltese, Yorkies, hrs. $2,800 nego. linoleum, chandeliers, Malti-Poos, Yorki865-806-6049 lg wht armoir, much Cats 140 Poos, Shih-Poos, shots RAIN BARRELS, 55 more. 3504 N. Foun& wormed. Health guar. 423-566-0467 gallon, plastic with taincrest Dr. 2 Gray & white tabby removable top. Get kittens, stay to- SCHNAUZERS, Mini, them while supplies MULTI-FAMILY, gether spayed, neuAKC, (2) salt/pepper last. $45. 607-1126 THURS Apr 21, tered, shots 765-3400 males, super coat, 8am. Wide asssort$600. 859-270-9252 ment, good stuff, HIMALAYAN & PERSIAN ***Web ID# 768634*** Buildings for Sale 191 cheap! 7720 AnderKITTENS, CFA, All sonville Pk. 3rd Colors, sweet. Playful. Schnauzers, Mini, reg, driveway on rt past $300. 865-548-9205 6 wks old, wormed, $$$ THOUSANDS OFF Hill Rd. Rain or shine! STEEL ARCH BUILD***WEB ID# 766740*** shots, tails docked, INGS! Limited supply $375. 423-277-2196 selling for balanced HIMALAYANS, 6 wks ***Web ID# 769435*** 235 owed. 25x26, 30x34, Campers 4M, 1F, reg, vet others. Display program ckd, dewormed, $250 SHELTIES offers additional CASH FLEETWOOD pop-up cash only, 247-4964 AKC reg., sable & SAVINGS 866-352-0469 camper, 12-ft box, ***Web ID# 766728*** white, neutered, house & sleeps 8, hot water leash trained, health heater, outside guar. 865-719-2040 Misc. Items 203 shower, inside toilet, Dogs 141 ***Web ID# 767290*** $4,800. 925-3154. SPRINGER Spaniel FREE: BLACK EUROSee it at : American Bulldogs, Pups, liver & white, PEAN Pedicure Spa dual champion sired, 5 M, 3 F, 1st shots, Chair, good working 2 Males, $350. POP. $300. 931-704-0287 JAYCO G2, 2010, condition. You must pick 865-465-3606 ***Web ID# 767847*** up. Call Megan at 560super slide, satellite ***Web ID# 768489*** TV, queen bed, 8895. PUPPIES, many extras, used CHIHUAHUA PUPS, YORKIE males, 11 wks old, twice, $17,250 OBO. CKC, fawn & wht, 8 CKC, shots/wormed, Household Furn. 204 423-337-1689 wks, shots, M & F, $350. 931-707-9875 $250. 865-309-9201 ***Web ID# 770210*** YORKIES AKC Reg., 60" SONY TV Console Montana 2007, 35', 2 slides, many extras. 1st S&W, M $300, on wheels, $500. Access., hitch, tow veCKC REG'D DalmanFem $400. 865-828- Washer (Kenmore) & hicle avail. 865-932-7902 tion puppies. $150 Dryer (Whirlpool), $400. 8067 or 865-850-5513 males, $100 feDining Room Set males. Have shots. Table, 6 chairs, china Motor Homes 237 256-0135 or 363-8393. authentic Misc. Pets 142 cabinet, cherry wood, $500. COCK-A-POO Puppies FOREST RIVER 2008 Dave, 305-975-4354. 8wks, males, non-shed RABBITS - great Easter diesel pusher, 4 slides $575. 865 -386 -5970 bunnies! $12/ea. Call DINING RM TABLE w/4 340 Cummins, 21k mi, 922-8503 or 548-9830. satellite, warr, gar white leather cov***Web ID# 769127*** kept, many extras. ered chairs $200. RED-TAIL COLUMBIAN Gold-framed oval wall $125,000. 865-992-3547 DOBIE, Feisty adult, BOA Snake. 4.5 ft KNX738552 mirrors $35/ea. Goldfixed choc male to forlong, comes w/all extrimmed magnolia ever home in Putnam tras: 3'x4' tank, heat NEWMAR 1994 Class A dishes w/extra pieces County. 931-858-4242 lamp, heat pad, temp 37', 31k mi, washer/ $20. 281-8670 ***Web ID# 766884*** gauge & more! $500 dryer, big shower, obo. 257-2293, lv msg. like new. $27,000 GERMAN SHEPHERD OBO. 865-590-0555 Puppies AKC, Ger. Mention ad & save ***Web ID# 761226*** additional $150 off champ line. Sire big Pet Services 144 sale price on king or & bold. Dam great fam. dog. Good queen sets, $50 off full hips. 6 wks. 4/25.  or twin sets. Mr. BRAVE 32' 2003 $500. 865-376-2961 or PET GROOMING Mattress 865-947-2337 Every option, 2 slides, cell 617-2879. Google SHOP, wait or drop transferable warranty, online Cherokee off. Andersonville back up camera, 45K Spring Shepherds. Pike, Halls. 925-3154. mi., leveling jacks. ***Web ID# 769453***  $37,995. 865-977-1254.

Action Ads! 922-4136


FORD F250 Diesel 2007, 26k mi, ext cab, LB, tow pkg. 865-932-7902

Antiques Classics 260




CADILLAC ALANTE conv. 1989, body is great, runs great, new tires. $2900. 865-922-2877.

PLYMOUTH VALIANT 1974. 599-6345 Sport Utility



FORD EXCURSION 2001 Ltd., V10 Triton auto., 4x4, custom chrome wheels, lthr., 2 DVD players, custom sound system CD, Harley Davidson CB, seats 8, 2 tone white/mocha, beautiful head turner. $15,900. 865-719-6227


FORD EXPLORER 2001, 4x4, exc. cond. Loaded. 139,500 mi. $4200. 865-603-2097; 300-5282 ***Web ID# 767138***

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

GMC ENVOY LT 2003, 123K mi, exc cond., pewter w/gray lthr, tow pkg, $7500. 865408-9246 ***Web ID# 767078***

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



265 Domestic

265 Domestic


RAY VARNER FORD ’07 Ford Explorer XLTLLC 4x4 16K miles, Extra c lean.............................. 592090MASTER Ad Size 3 x 4 $25,930 4c N TFN <ec> ’05 Nissan Frontier King CAB 2wd 32K miles...................................................


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

'06 Ford Ranger, bright red, 4 cyl, auto, A/C, 71,000 mi. X1000 ................ Sale price $8,950 miles.................. '95 Ford F-150, Super cab, 4x4, blue, V8, 5-speed, extra nice T2333A...............................$4,990 4x4, 15Kmi., miles .................................................................. '04 Lincoln Navigator, 4x4, silver, 94,000 1-owner, heavily equipped. DT6037A $15,990 '99 Ford Escort, 4-dr, 4 cyl, 5-speed, A/C, 90,000 mi, 1-owner, high gas mi. C4973A ..... $3,450 '04 Jeep Wrangler, sport, 4x4, gold, hard top, + soft top, 6-speed A/C. DT5804E .Only $12,850

’06 Ford Escape $17,436

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.

Save $$$!


BEELER'S LAWN SERVICE Mowing, mulching, bed clean-up, aeration, over-seeding, trimming, fertilizing. Free est, reasonable! 925 -4595 


Shopper-News Action Ads BUSY BEES LAWNCARE at your service! Mowing, mulching, lawn detail, you name it! Free est, Sr. Discount. It would Bee my pleasure to serve you! Mark 335-7290

^  Home Remodeling & Repairs. Painting, doors, windows, decks, bathrooms, kitchens, roofing, plumbing, laminate floors, tile. No job too small, quality work at affordable prices guaranteed. 806-5521. Licensed & Bonded

COOPER'S BUDGET LAWN CARE. Cheaper than the rest, but still the best. Aeration, mulching, mowing, trimming, fertilizing, overseeding, etc. Dependable, free estimates. 384-5039.

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



348 Plumbing


SANDERS PLUMBING SANDERS PLUMBING 640951MASTER can be2expensive, AdPlumbers Size x 2 but you have no idea HOW if the company you hire is not 4cREALLY N expensive licensed and insured. Many say they are <ec> working to gain your business and trust. We’ve paid the price for you, through education, training, background checks, and up-to-date certifications. Make sure your plumber has too!





4632 Mill Branch Office Park, Knoxville Ray Varner

Dan Varner

922-9175 • 688-9004

2026 N. Charles Seivers Blvd. • Clinton, TN 37716

457-0704 or 1-800-579-4561

TN Bus. Lic. #4591481 / Master Plumber Lic. #p000444 Contractors Lic. #0000000586 / Wrkcomp #cpe0003801


BREEDEN'S TREE SERVICE Over 30 yrs. experience! Trimming, removal, stump grinding, brush chipper, aerial bucket truck. Licensed & insured. Free estimates!

219-9505 COOPER'S TREE SVC Bucket truck, lot cleaning, brush pick-up, chipper. Ins'd, lg & sm jobs. 523-4206, 789-8761

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