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HPUD: Five years violation free Smokey lives in Fountain City?!

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Portion of Cunningham Road to close today Knox County Engineering reports that Cunningham Road at Mash Lane (1,500 feet east of Dry Gap Pike) will be closed for 10 days beginning at 9:30 a.m. today (Monday, June 20). The closure is required to replace a box culvert that has partially failed and must be replaced to ensure public safety. A 4.4-mile detour will be provided via Emory Road to Maynardville Highway. The road is scheduled to reopen Wednesday, June 29.


Hallsdale Powell Utility District officials are all smiles to learn that the wastewater treatment plant on Beaver Creek Drive has successfully maintained 60 months without a violation. Pictured are President/CEO Darren Cardwell, board member Kevin Julian and board chair Jim Hill. Photo by Ruth White

Weigel’s – an American story Powell company celebrates 80 years By Greg Householder The Weigel’s Farm Stores Inc. story is the quintessential American business story. It is a story of a family business launched to fill a need and adapting to changing times, succeeding with perseverance and luck. The Powell-based dairy and convenience store company is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year with “80 Days of Wow” which kicked off June 13 and runs through Aug. 31. The company will be giving away $200,000 in prizes through social media and in-store promotions. The celebration culminates with a grand prize cookout in early September. Weigel’s Stores is East Tennessee’s only family-owned local dairy. Weigel’s operates 56 stores with more than 500 employees in Knox and surrounding counties, including the



By Larry Van Guilder County Commission’s practically unqualified approval of Mayor Tim Burchett’s FY 2012 budget stands as a blowout victory for the administration. Governing less is governing best, says the mayor, and the effectiveness of the few naysayers on commission declined even as their voices rose at last week’s budget meeting. ShopperNewsNow

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Bill Weigel stands on the Weigel’s farm at Broadacres in Powell. Photos by S. Clark

recently opened Lake City location. Weigel’s was Bill grew up in Powell being called Billy, founded in 1931 by brothers William and Lynn and graduated from Vanderbilt University Weigel. where he majored in pre-med. His dad told The company is run today by William’s son, him there would always be a job for doctors, To page A-3 Bill Weigel.

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Hallsdale Powell Utility District must spend more than a quarter million dollars to repair two damaged basins at the Melton Hill Water Treatment Plant. Hayward Baker Inc. was the low bidder at $297,750. President/CEO Darren Cardwell said one of the basins had a sinkhole form deep under it; HPUD’s insurance carrier has exclusions on sinkholes in most of East Tennessee. HPUD commissioners learned that 16 meters were set in May and 13 sewer hookups inspected. These low numbers in what is usually a strong month are symptomatic of the grim economic times. HPUD treated 247.8 million gallons of water in May and 237.2 million gallons of wastewater. For the 60th month, no violations were reported. Payments of $1.37 million were approved, with the largest being to Merkel Brothers ($662,116) for water line improvements on Highway 33. Pending approval of the bond counsel, HPUD commissioners voted to allow sewer credits for pool filling under certain conditions. Pool owners should contact HPUD for details. – S. Clark

The debate over funding the Beck Center and other nonprofits is over for now. But the mayor is edging toward providing his own answers to larger questions: Should any tax dollars be used to fund nonprofits? Can government do anything more efficiently than the private sector? It seems the mayor’s answer to both is “no.” Newly emboldened by a legislative branch more comfortable with rolling over than standing up, the mayor’s success should

alarm those who see a legitimate role for government outside of law enforcement and street paving. Even the underlings who perform the work for the government he heads receive little sympathy from Burchett, who threatened a veto if commission voted a pay increase for county employees. It’s a populist stance, feeding off the widespread impression that government employees are underworked and overpaid. The fact is, some are, but incompetents are found in every organization. The great sin this courthouse shares with just about every municipality is cronyism and nepotism. Crush those evils and you can say you’ve accomplished something. If there is a theme to this budget, it’s that of the tea party writ small. Behind the neat rows of numbers and the pages of charts, schedules and head counts lies the belief that self-reliance trumps government at nearly every turn. But that simplistic notion isn’t necessarily so. A community is

made up of more than laws to be enforced and streets to be maintained. There are any number of things which strengthen a community and are beyond the ability or the will of the private sector and individuals to provide. Libraries are an Tim Burchett obvious example. File photo What’s the value of a well-stocked library? How much are we willing to pay to see that every resident who wants access to books has it? Public library funding, which had been declining under the former mayor, took another cut in this budget. Burchett promised no property tax increase. He held to that promise, but at a cost. Commissioner Richard Briggs noted, for example, that not one word was uttered about education during the budget meeting, but a lot will be said, and soon.

Superintendent Jim McIntyre pulled off a minor fiscal miracle with this year’s school budget. He’s not likely to do it again without increased revenue or cutbacks in teachers and programs, even as the county looks for money to pay for new schools at Carter and on Northshore. The county’s resources are finite, and the local economy has seen better days. But a budget that cuts assistance for senior citizens who use bus transportation says that, as a community, we’ve decided that compassion for the least able among us is too expensive. The $45,000 cut in the KAT senior ride program amounts to less than one-twentieth of 1 cent on the property tax rate, about an additional 17 cents on the property tax bill for a $150,000 residence. Burchett has never tried to hide his intentions. Even if the economy rebounds, look for more of the same next year. Elections have consequences.

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Black Oak Ridge!? price when they found out Smokey would be roaming the Volunteer sideline and end zones. Tom Mattingly, a Kiwanis Club member who writes a blog and newspaper column on UT sports history, says Jake that W.C. Brooks spelled the Mabe mascot’s name as “Smokey,” adding the “e” on purpose, to distinguish it from the Well, to tell you the truth, Smoky Mountains. Earl says that Smokey IX I didn’t either until I saw a familiar face, Fountain City Li- will turn 8 on Sept. 4. ons Club member Earl Hud“He’s got a few more season, show Smokey IX off to sons left, I think.” the Northside Kiwanis Club at The Foundry last week. ■ Outdoor Longtime Fountain Citians Classroom gets may remember Earl’s drug help; volunteers store on Broadway. Earl’s brother-in-law, needed for W.C. Brooks, first owned clean-up the Smokeys that have been The Knox County Shera part of UT football Saturdays since the 1950s. After iff’s Office has taken over Brooks died, Hudson told the mowing and grounds his sister, Mildred, that maintenance responsibilihe’d be glad to take care of ties for the Halls Outdoor Smokey. Three different Classroom from the Beaver dogs have lived with the Creek Watershed AssociaHudsons on Mountaincrest tion, which has dissolved. Drive since 1992. A work crew in Halls last “He has a big lot that he Wednesday to mow the meruns around in,” Earl says, dians on Maynardville High“and three dog houses. He way later mowed the classroom and will continue to do takes his choice.” Earl doesn’t ask for or so during mowing season. But there is additional receive any money from UT for the use of Smokey, al- work to be done. Volunteers though the university does are needed to help clean up provide food and vet ser- and beautify the classroom vices. Handlers usually pick 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, up Smokey on Thursday June 22. Kelsey Hensley of or Friday before a football the Knoxville-Knox County game and bring him home CAC AmeriCorps Water on Sunday. Quality Team says the classEarl found Smokey IX room was hit pretty badly by (the ninth dog to be used as the last two rains and prior the team’s mascot) in Goose work done in the spring was Creek, S.C. He says that swept away by water. The such a pup normally costs classroom is located behind $300, but the dog’s breed- Halls High School near the ers took $100 off the asking softball field. Betcha didn’t know that Smokey, UT’s beloved blue tick hound mascot, lives in Fountain City.

Not separate, but not yet equal Last week County Commission defunded members’ discretionary monies by a 6-5 vote. Chair Mike Hammond’s proposal to reinstate $3,000 in discretionary funds for each commissioner sank under Law Director Joe Jarret’s opinion that state law would require prior public notification of planned disbursements. Sam McKenzie represents the 1st District. He sided with Hammond, Amy Broyles, Brad Anders and Tony Norman in the losing cause. “We can’t sell band fruit at Austin-East,” McKenzie said. “It would be a waste of time and effort.” McKenzie, who regularly contributed part of his discretionary money to Austin-East, added that Farragut High School charges “three times as much” for its football gear as Austin-East. Why? “Because it can,” he said. We can’t vouch for the precision of McKenzie’s comment on the charges for players’ gear. But there are some troubling truths behind his remarks. In 1954 the U.S. Supreme Court decreed that the “separate but equal” doctrine that gave public school segregation its legal mooring was per se unconstitutional. Integration, peaceful or combative, ultimately dealt with separation. Equality is another matter. It’s said that a rising tide floats all boats, but the tide has been going out for some time for those lowest on the economic ladder. Even what was once considered the middle class has seen its real wages steadily decline for at least a decade. There are no laws that can impose “equality,” but we can make education a priority. The more competitive our young people are in what is now a global economy, the sooner the tide might rise for all. Contact Larry Van Guilder at

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Fountain City resident Earl Hudson shows off Smokey IX, the famous blue tick hound and UT mascot, which he owns, at the Northside Kiwanis Club last week. Photos by Jake Mabe

A work crew for the Knox County Sheriff’s Office mows the Halls Outdoor Classroom last week. The sheriff’s office has agreed to perform maintenance for the classroom while mowing the medians along Maynardville Highway since the Beaver Creek Watershed Association has dissolved. ■

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A haunting at Ramsey House Plantation

Ramsey House Plantation is hosting a special “haunted” fundraiser 6-10 p.m. Saturday, July 9. Local celebrities Jennifer Alexander, Wayne Bledsoe, Lauren Davis, David Hunter, Bob Kesling, Bill Landry, Terry Morrow, Lori Tucker, Alan Williams and Bill Williams will tell haunting stories in the candlelit house and cabin or will be

available during a meet-andgreet session in the visitors center. FrightWorks will lead guests through the tours. Ed Archer will also present a demonstration on Civil War medicine and surgery – featuring an amputation – under the tent at 9:30 p.m. Organizers say this is not for the squeamish. Historic fiddler Chip Bailey will provide music and Flat Creek Barbecue will be selling food. Other events include a marshmallow roast, Halloween tricks and treasures, a display of Civil War weaponry and mourning clothes, and Scottish reenactors telling ghost stories around their campsite. Cost is $10 and visitors are also asked to bring canned food for Second Harvest Food Bank. Other than the Civil War demonstration, the haunting is appropriate for children ages 10 and up. Ramsey House Plantation is located at 2614 Thorngrove Pike, 37914. Info: 546-0745 or visit www.

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Weigel’s – an American story From page A-1 but as Bill neared the end of his undergraduate work, his dad wrote to him, inviting him to join the family business. After years of organic chemistry, Bill was ready. “Lots of time, you’re just plain lucky,” he said last week. “You’re just not smart enough all the time.” Bill’s son, Kurt, has joined the company and is waiting in the wings to succeed his father. But things are tough right now. “We’re suffering like the rest of the country,” says Bill Weigel. “It’s not a sales problem but a margin problem. Sales are fine but expenses keep going up.” Weigel’s has tried to hold prices, and Bill expects the economy to improve. He’s confident Weigel’s will survive and thrive. “We have square buildings on corners. We’ll be selling something.” Like any family business, the “official” beginning is hard to peg. The Weigel family experience in the U.S. dates back to 1847 when Carl Augustus Weigel brought his family over from Germany. Originally, the plan was to move to Wisconsin, but upon arriving in New York, Weigel met George F. Gerding who was the chief working partner of the East Tennessee Colonization Company. Gerding was selling property for the company in Wartburg in Morgan County. After spending about five years in Wartburg, the Weigels moved to the Forks of the River area east of Knoxville. Carl Augustus Weigel’s son, Christian Frederick, was born in Germany and came to America at age 3. Christian Frederick Weigel had two sons, William Walter, born in 1882, and Arthur Wallace, born in 1885. In 1918, the brothers bought a farm in what was then known as Powell Station. William Walter had two sons, William Walter Jr., born May 1, 1911, and Lynn Burkhart, born June 21, 1917. The elder William Walter and his brother, Arthur, divided their farming operations about 1931. Arthur and his son, Wallace, established Sunny Slope Dairy. Walter established W.W. Weigel and Sons and began a dairy operation called Broadacres Dairy – forerunner of the current Weigel’s Farm Stores Inc.

A Weigel’s truck sports the company’s Tombras-created slogan – “So fresh it moos.” Rehearsing for the upcoming production of “Annie Get Your Gun” are: Natalee Elkins as Dolly Tate, John Cherry as Frank Butler, Keith McDaniel as Buffalo Bill Cody, Mary Beth Bonneville as Annie Oakley and Chuck Sayne as Chief Sitting Bull. Photo submitted

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The old log cabin in which Bill Weigel was born is located in front of the Weigel’s dairy. One might think that dairy farming would be one industry that would see little change through the years. That would be incorrect, according to Bill Weigel. The Weigel brothers enjoyed great success during the ’30s and ’40s, supplying milk to Civilian Conservation Corps camps and the secret war operation in Oak Ridge. The company’s routes for home delivery grew every year; however, by the late 1950s things changed. Women took jobs outside the home and were no longer available to accept delivery of milk. The industry was in danger. The Weigel brothers adapted. Lynn recalled seeing a drive-thru type of store in Miami. He and his wife drove through the night with measuring tape in hand to get the dimensions of the Florida store building. They returned to Powell and the brothers found and purchased their first Weigel’s Jug-O’Milk Farm Store on Sanderson Road. By using returnable milk jugs, the Weigels could pass along the savings for packaging to the consumer. The practice guaranteed loyal customers. Just as Bill Weigel was initiating changes to improve the company’s profitability in 1961, he was called up to serve in the Air National Guard during the Berlin Airlift. He returned to oversee development of the

current convenience store concept and in 1964, the company opened Knoxville’s first convenience store. In 1966, Weigel’s introduced the ICEE product here. In 1970, the company began the area’s first self-service gasoline sales. William Walter Weigel Jr. passed away in 1974, and his son and his brother, Lynn, continued to run the company. Through the decades, the company has evolved to a territory that reaches from Greeneville to Kingston, from Lake City to Loudon.

NOTES ■ State Senate District 6 candidates Victoria DeFreese, Becky Duncan Massey and Marilyn Roddy will speak to the Halls Business and Professional Association at noon Tuesday, June 21, at Beaver Brook Country Club. Cost for lunch is $10. ■ A community flea market will be held at Midway IGA in Corryton 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 25. ■ The Northeast Knox Utility District Board of Commissioners will hold its monthly meeting 8:30 a.m. Monday, June 27, at 7214 Washington Pike. If special accommodations are needed call 687-5345. ■ The Halls High School main office and guidance office will be open 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays this summer. Info: 922-7757.

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government A budget from yesteryear Take a trip with me now down budget memory lane, back to a time when life was simpler and the title of “County Mayor” was but a figment of Mike Ragsdale’s imagination. I’m talking about 2002, the last year of County Executive Tommy Schumpert’s term in office.

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Opening the 2002-2003 proposed budget booklet to the summary, you find that the county’s net budget was just a shade under $490 million. This year’s comparable total is about $653 million. The inflation rate since 2002 is 25.6 percent according to the change in the Consumer Price Index. But the county budget has outstripped inflation, growing by a little better than 33 percent over the same period. So, maybe folks like our current mayor who say government has gotten too big for its breeches have a point? As usual, the devil is in the details. For example, while the school budget has grown at about the overall rate of 33 percent, public safety has outpaced every category, bulking up by nearly $27 million, a little more than a 60 percent hike. There may be more bad guys out there, but they can’t read any better than they could in 2002. Reductions in community grant funding in this year’s budget have raised some dissenters, so it’s interesting to see how some agencies fared in 2003 compared to today. In Schumpert’s last budget, KARM (Knox Area

Homeless meetings set Compassion Knoxville has begun phase two of their process with group meetings starting today (June 20) to examine the topics which emerged from the 40 community meetings that were held throughout Knoxville and Knox County and the on-line comments from the Compassion Knoxville website. Compassion Knoxville is a citizens group that formed to replace the Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness. Eight topics were identified and eight topic groups were created consisting of experts in the field and concerned citizens. Each group will meet three times and will develop recommendations on that topic, which will be put into a final re-

Rescue Ministries) received $30,000. That dropped to $16,000 in this year’s budget. The Salvation Army walked off with $20,000 in 2003, only $16,000 this year. On the plus side, Volunteer Ministry Center received $16,000 this year, an increase of $4,550 which outpaced inflation, if not the growth in homelessness. Schumpert delivered his budget address at the newly created Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge, which he called “a wonderful legacy to leave to our community.” Parts of his address are almost jarring in this era of cost cutting, as when he noted that “for too long” the county “had not been competitive when it comes to attracting and retaining county employees.” His solution was the step system, which had been put in place for sheriff’s employees the previous year. Schumpert gave a nod to technology that also illustrates how times have changed since he left office. “I can say first-hand that county employees have improved communication tools because, this past year, I even got a laptop – my first, and something I had been resisting.” Still, some things never change. Schumpert worried over possible cuts in the state education budget that could cost Knox County schools as much as $19 million. “If the state adopts a budget containing major cuts for education,” Schumpert said, “I will ask Knox County Commission to reconsider this budget.” But “reconsider” the budget? It took a modest man to admit that his budget might not be perfect after all. Contact:

port that will be presented to public officials and the public at-large. Meetings will be held at West High School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on these dates: ■ Housing (June 20, July 11, July 18) ■ Services (June 20, July 11, July 18) ■ Safety (June 20, July 11, July 18) ■ Families/Youth (June 20, July 11, July 18) ■ Funding/costs/accurate counts of homeless (June 21, July 12, July 19) ■ Community Involvement/Education (June 21, July 12, July 19) ■ Mental health/addiction treatment (June 21, July 12, July 19) ■ Job training/employment (June 21, July 12, July 19)


Brown fields tough questions They ask tough questions at the East Knoxville Business and Professional Club.

Betty Bean Faye Burnett lives in West Knoxville, but joined the club because she owns a gift shop on Magnolia Avenue. When Mayor Daniel Brown, this month’s guest speaker, finished his remarks, she had a question for him. She was determined to get an answer. “I’ve been asking this question for 20 years,” she said. “I pay both city and county taxes, and I want to know what happens to that money.” Brown, city redevelopment director Bob Whetsel and a couple of club members took a whack at explaining what she gets for her city tax money. She still wasn’t satisfied. “You’re not answering my question,” she said. “Why

pay both city and county taxes. I want to know what happens to the money I pay the county. How is it divided up?” Heads started nodding around the room. It’s city and county budget time and Burnett wasn’t the only one thinking about where the money is going. Brown and City Council candidate Bill Owen both said Burnett’s question needs to be answered. Another member, Terry Scholfield, said he’s back in Knoxville after living in Sacramento, Calif. He’s working on his doctorate and has a son who is graduating from Pellissippi State who is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish, but he wonders if there is a place for African-American professionals here. “I keep coming back because Knoxville’s my home. But I can’t stay because the opportunities just aren’t here.” Brown told Schofield that the city is working on increasing business opportu-

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nities in Knoxville and that he has a personal goal of revitalizing East Knoxville businesses and residents. “We have a lot of good ideas for the city but not a lot of money to make them happen, so we are going to work hard to develop specific plans,” he said. “Plans are great, but we want to turn them into realities. There’s a multitude of opportunities in our neighborhood that are just going to waste. “Levi’s, Standard Knitting Mills and Sunbeam Bread are dead and gone. We need to encourage growth and development of

small businesses.” Brown said he is encouraged by the number of old houses that are being rehabbed in East Knoxville, and he sees possibilities for new homes to be built, as well. “There are a lot of vacant lots where homes have been demolished. I have a vacant house right beside me. It is for sale and I hope someone buys it.” He would also like to see more recreational opportunities in East Knoxville. “I’d like to see an outdoor swimming pool in our community and more places to get out and play.” Brown and Whetsel are enthusiastic about tying the plan to revitalize the warehouse district on the eastern rim of the Old City and connecting it to the Magnolia Avenue corridor and the Bill Meyer Stadium complex. Brown said: “There’s a perception out here that we just got crime, just got drugs, all these negative things. I hope we can change that perception.”

Madeline Rogero: where does she stand? An effective mayor must lead and be willing to take positions and argue their views before the public. This is what happened in September 1988 when the sales tax referendum was pushed by me and adopted by voters with 60 percent of the vote. It probably could not happen in today’s political climate, but I campaigned for it openly. Madeline Rogero leads the current race for mayor, but she has been silent on many important issues. Where does she stand? I visited her website (w w w.madelineformayor. com) and read her Dec. 1 speech at her campaign kickoff. It offers some clues, but not a lot. The speech cites and compliments a recent News Sentinel story on lax code enforcement and blight but does not say precisely what she will do about correcting this serious problem. She touts her support of the Mayor’s Task Force on Energy and Sustainability Plan. However, there are not 10 people who know what that document says, that the task force even existed or who was on it. She says she supports the 1,000 acres of Urban Wilderness in South Knoxville (which is excellent), but she does not say what she will do about the KUB blue tower on top of Cherokee Bluff, which harms its look, or whether she backs extension of the South Knoxville Boulevard to John Sevier Highway, which would destroy Marie

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Meyers Park and cross the proposed greenway from Ijams to Hastie Park at least twice. She says she supports expansion of city parks and greenways but is silent on whether she backs or opposes public housing in the middle of Lakeshore Park as part of the Ten Year Plan to house the homeless. She says privately it will not happen but does not state her own views. She says she wants good pay for city employees but is silent on whether she will safeguard the pensions of current and retired city employees. She is silent on whether the fire chief ($95,000) and police chief ($110,000) are underpaid while waterfront chief Dave Hill, who has no one working for him, makes $145,000 a year doing who knows what. He certainly does not lead a working department of more than 400 people as do the fire and police chiefs. One wonders how fair salaries are when this disparity exists and is ignored. She has declined to ask Mayor Tim Burchett or County Commission to restore funding for Beck Cultural Center although she personally does not agree with Burchett’s plan. Beck is located in the city. There

are occasions when the city mayor must advocate for the city and the county mayor is on the opposite side. This could be one of those times. None of this is to suggest Rogero will be a bad mayor. She has the potential to be a great mayor (not an endorsement). It is simply to say that voters do not know what direction she will travel once elected. Her rivals have not raised these or other issues, nor do they seem inclined to do so. However, to the degree Rogero wants a mandate for something, she must be more specific as to what the something is. Notes: For months now, there have been rumors that the Knoxville business community was unhappy with the current choice of mayoral candidates and were actively seeking out a candidate. Eddie Mannis was widely mentioned as a business

community choice. With the qualifying deadline passed, the only new mayoral candidate is former City Council member Joe Hultquist who was clearly not recruited by the business community. It seems these rumors were just that – rumors. Hultquist is marching to the beat of his own drummer in this campaign if he stays in it. Mark Campen emerges unopposed for 5th District Council member with the primary and election a formality unless someone runs a write in campaign in the September primary where only a minimum of 25 votes would be needed to secure a place in the November citywide runoff as Gary Underwood did in 1989 against then Vice Mayor Hoyle McNeil. Underwood was subsequently elected in a stunning upset and served 12 years on Council from South Knoxville.

GOSSIP AND LIES ■ We don’t need no stinking expense reports: County Commissioners amended the mayor’s budget for just one thing: continuation of their own $300 per month travel allowance. They rejected maintaining an expense report. Problem is, without travel data to back it up, their annual $3,600 is taxable, while mileage reimbursement backed up by a T&E report is not. ■ It’s unconscionable that commissioners tacked on $39,600 for their own undocumented travel expense while leaving Mayor Burchett’s $45,000 cut that kills free KAT rides for seniors in October. It’s a nail in the hoof of a horse that brought down a kingdom. ■ A sheriff’s deputy made his case for a salary increase by saying deputies have been “reduced to collective begging.” There’s a lot of that going around. The Legislature reduced teachers from collective bargaining to collaborative conferencing.


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By Sandra Clark Our well-traveled exmayor Victor Ashe was in Vienna Thursday, flying to Warsaw for a Friday retirement ceremony and then back to Knoxville on Saturday. His daughter, Martha, left Sunday for Seoul, Korea, for eight days to visit a high school friend. Martha’s got her dad’s travel genes. Ashe was in Baku, Azerbaijan, for an economic conference. Internet research turned up the interesting factoid: Azerbaijan had 49 percent poverty in 2003 and only 9.1 percent poverty in 2009, according to the World Bank. Hmmm. Did they redefine poverty or just drill and export more oil? The United States is piling debt on debt to sustain a standard of living that’s perhaps unsustainable. Maybe Victor could bring over some Azerbaijanians to give us economic advice.

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“I love this city and look forward to bringing a fresh perspective to local government,” he said. Stair will face Bill Owen, Buck Cochran and Tierney Bates in the nonpartisan race. His qualifying petiStair tion included former Council member Rob Frost and mayoral candidate Madeline Rogero. But wait! Rogero also signed Owen’s petition. Stair belongs to a multigenerational string of Knoxville lawyers. His parents, Caesar III and Dorothy, are well-known preservationists. With 13 men and women qualifying for three at-large Stair to run for seats, this election will have four losers for each winner. City Council Keep your eye on MarMarshall Stair, 32, is running for City Council at- shall Stair. He’s on pace to large and has selected South be a winner. Info: marshallstair@ Knox resident Whitney or 771-9215. Stanley as his treasurer.

The candidate forum at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church sparked the first real controversy of the 2011 mayoral campaign. The day after the forum, which was sponsored by the Knoxville Interfaith Christian Ministry Alliance and the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, Mark Padgett emailed a blast complaining that Madeline Rogero had launched an attack on small business owners. “We are gaining momentum … and my opponent is starting to notice. At several debates, my opponent – Madeline Rogero – has attacked my background, saying business experience is unnecessary to be mayor and that you can’t run a city like a business because businesses are only concerned with their bottom line.” He branded Rogero’s views “overly simplistic … naive and insulting” and said, “Knoxville doesn’t need a mayor who thinks businesses don’t care about our community.” The following morning, Rogero responded with an email blast of her own branding Padgett’s tactics “old courthouse politics that purposely misrepresent a candidate’s position. “I have always been absolutely clear that a successful and vibrant city must have strong, thriving businesses that create good jobs. I am

Possible September start for Carter Elementary construction all the risks through construction. Once it is completed to our satisfaction, we will sign off and write them a check.” The developer is the Bob Talbott-led Devon Group LLC, whose $16 million bid was conditionally accepted in April by a county-appointed evaluation team. Other Devon Group members are contractor Denark Construction (headed by Raja Jubran), Innovative Design (which specializes in energy efficiencies) and McCarty Holsaple Architects. Holt’s deputy Tony Parker, acting as an executiveon-loan to the IDB to work on the Carter Elementary

By Betty Bean If the plan to build a new Carter Elementary School meets with school board, Industrial Development Board and County Commission approval next month, construction could start as soon as September on a design/ build project that will not put the county at risk, says Knox County purchasing director Hugh Holt. Opting not to use “lease/ purchase option,” the county instead would use “design/ build” with a lump sum payment on completion, Holt said. “The developer will carry



grateful for the support of many small business men and women in my campaign to make Knoxville the most vibrant, livable and sustainable city in America.” The remarks that Padgett deplored came after Rogero was asked to list her strengths and weaknesses as a candidate. She said that she has been criticized for her lack of private sector experience, but quoted her former boss Bill Haslam (who hired her as city director of development even though she had run against him in 2003) who said, “you don’t run government like a business.” She drew an enthusiastic

“UmmHumm, I know that’s right” response from the audience when she said, “But like most of you, I have earned every penny of every paycheck I ever got. An owner alone does not make a business.” Padgett listed his greatest weakness as not having spent 31 years in government and his strength as having started a successful government software business during a wicked economic climate. He said he “pushed, pulled and beat county governments into taking payments online.” Ivan Harmon called himself “One of the people, for the people.” He also got the opportunity to sum up his strengths and weaknesses and said his greatest strength is being a communicator who is willing to work for average people. His greatest weakness? Not hanging around with the upper crust in exclusive clubs and restaurants. “In my 12 years on County Commission, I worked hard. I didn’t hobnob. I wasn’t get-

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The Brad Walker Orchestra plays a recent private gig at Club LeConte, where they are the house band. The 15-piece band plays what Walker calls “tried and true 1930s and ’40s big band music.”

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and played shows in Knoxville with Benny Goodman. “We’re not a jazz orchestra and we’re not a modern type band. We play the big band music of Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller and Harry James. Slow ballads and swing. And I’ve noticed a lot of younger people coming to the shows who are in their 20s and 30s. I’m happy about that. It means I can stay in business!” Walker says he’s particularly influenced by Dorsey and Miller, who both played trombone, but he especially likes the Glenn Miller sound. “Glenn Miller always said that the band should have its own style. His was a romantic ‘sweet’ band that swings and he created his sound by having a clarinet lead with saxophones below it. A lot of people think he played forever, but he actually started his orchestra in 1938 and played until ’42.” Miller’s orchestra was put “on hiatus” while he served in World War II. He was killed oversees in a 1944 plane crash while playing with an Army Air Force band. “But his band has lived on until

this day. The other day I was playing a gig and a girl in her 20s came up and asked me if we could play ‘In the Mood.’ So they know the tunes.” Walker has gotten to meet several big band musicians from New York and California, including longtime orchestra leader Ray Anthony, who is crowding in on his 90th birthday. “He’s a super nice guy. His is the house band at Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Mansion. He plays out there every week. And he also played with the original Glenn Miller band.” Walker also became friends with the late Buddy Morrow, who led the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in its later years. Walker played a couple of shows as a pickup musician with the Dorsey Orchestra, calling it an experience of a lifetime. “To see how Buddy led the band – everything clicked. There were hardly any mistakes.” Walker also helped launch the career of Lora Plattner, who sang with the band for a couple of years. Plattner, who is now in her early 20s, is living in the Los Angeles area and is performing on TV shows and in movies and commercials, most notably the Orbit chewing gum spots. He also likes classic country music (“George Jones and Ray Price”) and enjoys golfing, traveling and dabbling in Republican politics. Walker’s day job is working with kids at the Richard L. Bean Juvenile

Service Center. “Richard and I have been good friends for a long time and he’s given me an opportunity to do something else besides music that I really enjoy, which is helping kids. I gave music lessons to children and found that I enjoy working with them. A lot of the kids at the center are not necessarily bad kids, they’ve just been in the wrong place. A lot of them are talented kids who can do something with their lives.” Walker says that rock and roll fads have come and gone but the big band sound has stood the test of time. “A lot of people, both young and old, can relate do it because it’s dance music. This is the only kind of music where you can take a girl to it, wine and dine her, and she’s gonna be impressed and say, ‘Wow, an orchestra!’ I’m thrilled that I’ve started to see the younger kids dancing.” Walker doesn’t yet have a website or a Facebook page for the band, saying, “We are kind of old school and rely on word-of-mouth reputation.” To book the band or find out about upcoming dates, call the band’s manager, Ed Niedens, at 577-1462. Meanwhile, keep your ear to the ground. You just might hear something about a 25-year-old guy who has a big band that really swings. “It’s a good, fun business.”

that land near Robbinsville. Eagle’s Nest Mountain is sheltering, reaching out with ridges that run down and toward the lake, like arms ready to encircle all that lies before it. It is beautiful in all seasons, in all weather. For me, it is the mountain of the Lord. This place is full of memories for me. This is my 25th Holston Annual Conference. I have been a member of Holston since 1982 (when I moved from the West Virginia Annual Conference), but I missed four Conference sessions when I was living in New Jersey. The memories are bittersweet and everywhere: memories of good times with good friends; good friends who are gone now; memories of sermons heard, music sung, laughter shared, tears shed, insights gained; memories of funny episodes with my daughters; memories of sunsets; memories of full moons and crescent moons and stars; memories of thunderstorms. One daughter of a United Meth-

odist parsonage said (in print) that Annual Conference is a combination revival/ session of Congress/ family reunion/ sing-along/ and house party. There is work to be done (and fun to be shared) in the plenary sessions. But the conversations over lunch and dinner and late night ice cream sundaes at the nearest McDonald’s are when stories are told and hearts are poured out and friendships are deepened. That is when deep theological discussions may interrupt a game of Rook, and when creative ideas for the local church are born. The hymn-singing itself is enough to lift this musician’s heart. One year, when I had the privilege of leading the music for Conference, we sang “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name” using the hymn tune “Miles Lane,” which has that wonderful, amazing, fabulous bass line on the words “…and crown him.” In a room of 1,600 people, more than half of whom were men, it was soul-stirring to stand in front of the crowd and hear those booming basses. When

the hymn was over, I turned to the presiding bishop, grinned and said, right into the microphone for all to hear, “Bishop Lee, that is why I came to Annual Conference!” Like any family, we sometimes disagree. Sometimes we agree to disagree, and other times we agree not even to discuss it. And somehow, it all works. This year, we are wrestling with the need to revitalize our church and the need to rekindle the fi re in the heart that drove Bishop Francis Asbury and all the other circuit riders through these mountains and valleys two hundred years ago, “spreading holiness throughout the land.” We must come to know that God has called us to this mountain to make us tremble. To meet God here. To take our stand here, at the foot of the mountain. It is my prayer that the mountain will be wrapped in smoke, because the Lord has “descended upon it in fire,” and that God will speak a word, and we will hear.

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ive’ll get you 10 that most 25-year-olds have never even heard of Glenn Miller, much less played with their own big band. But Brad Walker has. And he’s doing what he can to introduce contemporaries to his favorite kind of swing. The 2004 Halls High graduate discovered big band music through his grandfather. He began taking trombone lessons when he was 7. And he’s put together a hopping, bopping big band that has become a big hit in East Tennessee. The 15-member Brad Walker Orchestra got started in 2004, when Walker began assembling a big band, using professional musicians he knew, as well as former members

of the Jerry Collins Orchestra, the longtime house band at Cherokee Country Club. They started playing society parties and word of mouth began to spread. Now, the Walker Orchestra plays a regular private gig at Club LeConte as well as at parties and events all over Knoxville and the Southeast. “I have always had a love for big bands, for that distinctive style,” Walker says. “After Jerry Collins died, I began to see a potential for keeping that music alive.” Walker says that he “directs” as well as plays, but quickly adds with a grin, “I just count off the numbers. Those guys don’t need any direction.” Jack Cate, who plays bass, has also performed with Liberace, Andy Williams and the country singer Don Gibson. “He’s been like a grandfather figure to me,” Walker says. Kenny Jackson, who plays sax, also plays with local country star Con Hunley. John Snyder, who plays bari sax and clarinet, performed for several years with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

At the foot of the mountain CROSS CURRENTS | Lynn Hutton On the morning of the third day there was thunder and lightning, as well as a thick cloud on the mountain, and a blast of a trumpet so loud that all the people who were in the camp trembled. Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet God. They took their stand at the foot of the mountain. Now Mount Sinai was wrapped in smoke, because the Lord had descended upon it in fire. … (Exodus 19: 16-18a NRSV)


s I write, I am sitting at Lake Junaluska, N.C., beside the lake itself, that lies at the foot of Eagle’s Nest Mountain. The lake was created by damming a small creek and was named for Chief Junaluska Gul’Kala’ski-Tsu-Mu-La-Hun-ski (1758-1858).

Chief Junaluska was a Cherokee who fought at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend and was credited with saving Andrew Jackson’s life. He was removed to Oklahoma along the Trail of Tears, but later returned to North Carolina and was given a land grant for his service and is buried on

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orry to hear about the premature departure of Montori Hughes. Tennessee doesn’t have many arts and sciences majors who stand 6-4 and weigh 320. This recent maneuver could have been roster management or a tip of the cap to tougher academic standards but it was more likely an object lesson in the ongoing process called culture change. Hughes looked exactly like a defensive tackle. Unfortunately, he approached football as if it wasn’t very important. He had minor issues, a little something about rules and regulations and assignments and grades and promises and disappointments. The summation is second and third chances, unfulfi lled potential and a deep dive from what might have been.

The significance in Derek Dooley jettisoning a defensive tackle is that the Volunteers don’t have many and none to spare. Somebody once said mediocre tackles are better than no tackles. Montori was no better than mediocre. His 2010 highlights were four stops against UT-Martin. He twice got after the Oregon quarterback. Here is a sad bit of background: Hughes didn’t qualify academically when he first signed with Tennessee. When he came from Murfreesboro as a January 2009 enrollee, he was a massive man-child. He struggled to get into combat condition but made noticeable headway. Alas, his single best day at Tennessee was the spring scrimmage when ex-Vol Albert Haynesworth was a visitor. It was

almost as if Montori was knocking people around to impress the NFL millionaire. Lane Kiffin (remember him?) praised Hughes that day. The coach managed to loosely connect Hughes and Haynesworth in the same sentence. He said they were about the same size. They aren’t but Kiffin was prone to exaggeration. I fi led his exact commentary as a point of reference in case Montori Hughes grew up to be an All-American. “He was unblockable. We played him in a lot of headup techniques, where he was just knocking the guard back like the Titans did with Albert. It was pretty cool to see him dominate like that, then see the best in the world 10 yards away watching.�

Kiffin did not recognize the budding similarity in management problems. Dooley is trying to eliminate or greatly reduce management problems. It is a dayto-day project. He started at the beginning, personal responsibility, the first fundamental of decision-making. The coach wants the Volunteers to take pride in those orange shirts, to look like winners, act like winners and think like winners. This is a complex evolution, considering that surviving seniors and their associates have lost 20 times in the past three years. Honest reflection on last season is scary. The 6-7 record doesn’t tell half the story. What happened in those softball games of November did not erase what happened in September (worst loss in the history of Neyland Stadium) and October (worst loss ever to Alabama in Knoxville, going back to 1909). Dooley didn’t dwell on defeats but he identified the condition. His team lacked a sense of direction. Players found it difficult to focus on ultimate victory when selfpreservation was a more immediate concern, as in

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oday, the Concord/Farragut area is fortunate to have two world-class mega centers, in addition to a specialty store, all of which offer a selection of food items to meet the taste of the most discriminating connoisseur. It’s hard to walk through one of these stores and look at the myriad choices without remembering grocery shopping in our area 60 years ago. Recently, I ran into Ben Boring while shopping and we reminisced about those early days when the selection of food items was very limited. Ben’s mother, Hallie Boring, used to make the world’s best cottage cheese and kept a select list of area residents she would call when she finished churning. Fortunately, my mother was on that list, and when the call came mother would grab her container and head out to Mrs. Hallie’s home. At that time, cottage cheese was not readily available in Concord grocery stores, and to get Mrs. Hallie’s freshly churned cottage cheese was a real treat. If you wanted a fresh turkey for the holidays, your best bet was to know someone who raised them. In the Concord/Farragut area that was either the McFee Farm

on McFee Road or Llewellyn’s turkey farm at the corner of Kingston Pike and Lovell Road. And although both of these farms raised turkeys for export to other areas, they were still hard to find in local stores because of limited freezer capacity. Country hams were also a scarce commodity, and while most farmers raised hogs and cured hams, they were relatively expensive. My family usually managed to purchase two hams to hang in our garage, and on Saturday mornings when breakfast was a more leisurely affair, I can remember my father bringing in one of the hams and slicing off enough for breakfast. Country ham, red-eye gravy, eggs and hot biscuits – it doesn’t get much better than that. Some farmers would occasionally bring fresh beef into the village and sell it from the back of their trucks. One such family was the Nichols family who lived in the Choto area, which was then called Possum Valley. Of course, most families were limited in the amount they could purchase because of lack of freezer space. One creative entrepreneur, John Strother, saw a money-making opportunity and came up with the idea of a community frozen

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food locker. The facility was located on Virtue Road across from the present-day Vista subdivision, and families could rent locker space at a reasonable cost. You simply took your fresh meat wrapped in freezer paper to the locker and placed it in your assigned compartment. I can’t remember the process of removing the meat from storage, but I suppose we just called John to meet us at the locker. My family leased a locker there for a while but as I recall we purchased a small chest-type freezer when they became available. We raised and canned our own vegetables, but in the early 1940s, a community cannery was built on the Farragut School property. The facility, located about 300 yards off Kingston Pike on the east side of Concord Road, revolutionized food canning in our community and was considered one of the community’s most prized assets. Families could bring their produce and prepare it in a sanitary facility specifically designed for canning. With the new cannery, it was easy to can as many as 80 quart-size cans in a day. Mrs. R. N. Bacon probably holds the cannery record. In 1942, she canned more than 1,000 cans of vegetables, fruits and meats in a single day. Of course, it was a good place

the next snap. Dooley said “the expectation level of our players really wasn’t the expectation level of everybody else who’s been a part of Tennessee.� Changing that outlook was not quite as simple as whipping up a pot of instant potatoes. It called for serious reconstruction. There was intense recruiting to improve the talent level. There was renewed emphasis on development, physical and mental strengthening. Culture change includes attitude adjustment. It is difficult to quantify change in character but the police blotter will tell you if arrests are going up or down. Dooley has adopted a relatively fi rm position on discipline. He came in with the determination to scrub the image. He is dedicated to academic improvement. There is no confusion about the link between attending classes and eligibility. He dares to address morals. He has made an honest effort to replace turmoil with stability. Players have gained insight from unexpected sources. The Vols went to see the ESPN documentary

for neighbors to meet and socialize during the canning process. Community square dances were held to help pay for the facility. The closest thing we had to a specialty grocery store was Joe Noce’s Grocery on the southwest corner of Kingston Pike and Canton Hollow Road. The Noces were Italian and rather recent emigrants to the area. I remember the store fondly because I was first introduced to pepperoni there. Joe

Ben operated the first Rolling Store in the area, a concept that brought the groceries to the customer. kept stalks of it hanging from the ceiling. You never knew what to expect when you walked in. One day a customer walked in and was surprised to find a cat napping in the candy counter. When he pointed it out to Joe, Joe replied, “That cat no-etta candy.� As we talked, Ben reminded me of his own foray into the grocery business, a fact that I had almost forgotten. Ben operated the first Rolling Store in the area, a concept that brought the groceries to the customer. Ben bought a new twoton truck and had it fitted with a covered body. He then worked out an arrangement with Lynn Bevins who ran a small grocery on Kingston Pike across from present-day Farragut Center (Ingles complex) to purchase groceries for his rolling store. The next chore was to establish a route and make folks aware

about Condredge Holloway. Most probably thought “The Color Orange� was going to be entertainment. It was instructive. Holloway put Tennessee football into proper perspective – unselfishness, team before me, lofty expectations, every year a winning record, no jumping up and down in celebration when you go two or three overtimes to nip a foe you should have run out of town. Does that sound familiar? Remember the joy in the belated bounce-back, Tennessee 32, UAB 29 in two extra periods? This is part of the culture Dooley strives to change. How long will it take? Thousands of UT fans are guardedly optimistic that progress will be visible this fall. Skeptics think 2012 at the earliest. Pessimists are already asking when will Peyton be ready to coach. Too bad Montori Hughes opted out of the transformation. Dooley has a difficult task. He needs all the tackles he can fi nd and keep. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is

of his new business. Ben recalled that it didn’t take long to do that. He simply drove down country roads blowing his horn and when people came to the door to investigate, he would introduce them to his new store. “There wasn’t much traffic in those days,� Ben recalled, “and any vehicle on the road raised curiosity, particularly one blowing its horn.� Ben’s clientele was diverse and included a couple of moonshiners who ran stills on Snakey Road (now Blue Grass Road). Their biggest items were sugar and wheat bran, and Ben would often have to carry the large bags a considerable distance through the woods to reach the distilling site. “They knew me and I was always welcome, but others who happened to wander onto the site were often welcomed in less hospitable ways.� One memorable occasion, Ben recalls, was a visit to the site when they were burning some brush they had cleared. They had some jugs of moonshine under the brush pile and forgot about them. “Suddenly the jugs began exploding and I thought sure we were being raided by revenuers.� Today, remembering the cottage cheese, community cannery, frozen food locker and rolling store brings back memories of a time when the process of putting food on the table was much different than today. And while it’s not mentally healthy to live in the past, it sure is a nice place to visit sometimes because it makes us more aware of the many conveniences we often take for granted.



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every first Monday. Donations and volunteers are welcome. Info: 690-1060 or ■ Cross Roads Presbyterian hosts the Halls Welfare Ministry food pantry 6-8 p.m. each second Tuesday and 9-11 a.m. each fourth Saturday.


Mary Ellen Sanger, Leigha Gregory, Emma Yarbrough and Emily Leach sing of the Big Apple adventure during Vacation Bible School. Photos by Ruth White

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Big Apple adventure

Drew Keely draws a picture of a New York City taxi during art time at VBS.

Central Baptist Church of Fountain City took children on a journey to the Big Apple last week at Vacation Bible School. The theme was “Big Apple Adventure” where faith and life connect. Participants learned about connecting with others and sharing Jesus with friends. Through songs, games, art projects and relevant Bible stories, children learned to “hear it, believe it and connect it” during the week.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL ■ Bethany Baptist Church, 6705 Raccoon Valley Road, will have Big Apple Adventure VBS 7-9 p.m. June 20-24, with classes for age 3 through adult. The Rev. Jack Walker is pastor. Info: Jean, 922-2818. ■ Cedar Grove Baptist Church, 9711 Norris Freeway in Powell, will host VBS 7-9 p.m. June 20-24. Class for all ages and everyone welcome. Info: Heather, 659-2048. ■ Cedar Ford Baptist Church, at the intersection of Tazewell Pike and Highway 61 in Luttrell, will have Gold Rush VBS 6:30 to 9 p.m. through June 24. Classes for all ages. Transportation provided if needed. Info: 992-0216. ■ Church at Sterchi Hills, 904 Dry Gap Pike, will have its “Big Apple Adventure” VBS 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, June 27, through Friday, July 1. Classes available for kindergarten through adults. Info: 2818718 or ■ Community Baptist Church, 738 Highway 61 West, will have Big Apple Adventure VBS 7-9 p.m. June 20-24. Classes for all ages. Everyone welcome. Info: 742-9702. ■ Corryton Church, 7615 Foster Road, Corryton, will have SonSurf Beach VBS 9 to 11:15 a.m. Sundays through Aug. 7, for kindergarten through 5th grade. Info: 688-3971. ■ Fairview Baptist Church, 7424 Fairview Road, Corryton, will have Big Apple Adventure VBS 6-9 p.m. through June 24. Info or to register: 687-5648 or ■ Grace Baptist Church, 7171 Oak Ridge Highway, will have The Adventure Squad 2011 VBS 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 22-24, for ages 2 years through 5th grade. There will be nightly giveaways. Info or to register: ■ Hines Creek Baptist Church, Hinds Creek Road, Maynardville, will have Big Apple Adventure VBS 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. July 10-15. Fun day and VBS registration will be noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 9, with hot dogs, games, taxi rides and face painting. Info: 992-7729 or 497-2495. ■ Karns Church of Christ, 6612 Beaver Ridge Road, will have VBS, themed “The Battle Belongs to the Lord,” 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. June 26-29. Info: 691-7411. ■ New Fellowship Baptist Church, 4624 Nora Road, 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 20-24. Info or transportation: 688-1073 or 363-0916. ■ New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 928 Bull Run Road, Luttrell, will have Big Apple Adventure VBS 7-9 p.m. June 20-24. Classes for all ages. The Rev. Douglas Munsey is pastor. ■ Rutherford Memorial United Methodist Church, 7815 Corryton Road, Corryton, will hold One of a Kind Zoo Vacation Bible School 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 27-30. Kick off will be 6 p.m. Sunday, June 26, with a picnic.Snack supper served each night. Classes for ages 3 years to rising 6th graders. Info: 687-8438. ■ Salem Baptist Church, 8201 Hill Road, will have Big Apple Adventure VBS 9 a.m. to noon, June 20-24, for all children ages 4 years through 5th grade. Info or to register: 922-3490 or www. ■ Second Presbyterian Church, 2829 Kingston Pike, will have Inside Out and Upside Down on Main Street VBS 9 a.m. to noon, June 20-23. Info: or 523-2189. ■ Shepherd of the Hills Baptist Church, 400 E. Beaver Creek Drive, will have Big Apple Adventure VBS 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 20-24 for ages 4 to adult. Info: 947-7151. ■ Son Light Baptist Church, off Rifle Range Road, will have Inside Out and Upside Down on Main Street 6:45 to 9 p.m. June 20-24. Classes for all ages. Dinner provided. Commencement will be 6 p.m. June 26. Info: 922-5501. ■ Union Baptist Church, 6701 Washington Pike, will have PandaMania VBS 6:30 to 9 p.m. June 26-30, for ages 4 years through 5th grade. The kick-off party will be 5 p.m. Sunday, June 26, with food, inflatables and games. Info or to register: ■ Valley Grove Baptist Church, located at the intersection of Hickory Valley and Highway 61 west, will have VBS 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 20-24.

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■ Bookwalter UMC, 4218 Central Avenue Pike, is looking for vendors for its fall festival to be held Oct. 1. Info: 584-2995. ■ Cornerstone Baptist Church, 2500 Mynatt Road, will host a benefit sale 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, July 15. All proceeds will go to the youth department. Info: 687-9012.


Hila Williford and Colby White enjoy shopping in the Big Apple ■ Hansard’s Chapel UMC, Mayduring Vacation Bible School at Central Baptist Church of Founnardville Highway near Knox/ tain City. The mission project for the week was to collect school Union county line, will have supply items for the Teacher Depot in Knox County. homecoming 11 a.m. Sunday,

CONDOLENCES ■ Stevens Mortuary (524-0331): Barbara “Bobbie” Graber Asquith Ruby Lynch Brown

Kitts to speak at KFL Kristen Kitts will be the guest speaker for the Knoxville Fellowship luncheon at noon Tuesday, June 21. The KFL is a group of Christian men and Kristen Kitts women that meets weekly at the Golden Corral in Powell.

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Community services ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, takes orders for Angel Food Ministries the Saturday before each distribution. The distribution of the food is usually the third Saturday of each month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Info: 228-9299 or the church office, 690-0160. ■ Beaver Ridge UMC Food Pantry hands out food to local families in need 1-2 p.m. every Monday and 7-8 p.m.

■ Bethany Baptist Church, 6705 Raccoon Valley Road, will host the Berry Family, 6 p.m. Sunday, June 26. Everyone is welcome to attend. Info: Jean, 922-2818. ■ Home Faith Baptist Church, 5139 Rouse Lane, will host Praise-n-Harmony 11 a.m. Sunday, June 26. Info/directions: 323-4541.

Rec programs ■ New Covenant Fellowship Church, 6828 Central Avenue Pike, will hold Pilates class led by a certified personal trainer

5:45 p.m. each Monday for $5 a class. Info: 689-7001.

Special services ■ Cornerstone Baptist Church, 2500 Mynatt Road, will host a community backyard Bible study 5 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 24, for ages 5 to adult, which will include crafts, food, face painting and other activities. Info: 687-9012. Leave a message. ■ The Shepherd of the Hills Baptist Church now offers an Internet prayer line. Anytime you have a prayer or concern, call the line and leave a message. Someone will be praying about the request with you within 24 hours. Prayer line: 484-4066.

Workshops and classes ■ Fairview Baptist Church, 7424 Fairview Road off East Emory Road, hosts a Celebrate Recovery program 7-9 p.m. Thursdays. ■ New Hope Baptist Church, 7602 Bud Hawkins Road in Corryton, hosts Celebrate Recovery adult and youth classes 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 12-step class 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Info: 688-5330.

Youth programs ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway has a number of summer events for the youth. There will be Bible study, fun days, road trips, community service days and more. Info: 690-1060 or visit www. ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, has open gym for middle and high school students 7-9 p.m. every Thursday. Everyone is invited. No sign-ups or fees.

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Touring Gourmet’s Market and WBIR By Tia Kalmon Gourmet’s Market was the interns’ first stop last Monday. The mouthwatering aromas made everyone want to eat while café manager Lynley Farris led the tasty tour. Gourmet’s Market has been around for almost 40 years. It began across the street from its current location at 5107 Kingston Pike as a business that sold imported foods and culinary items. Since then it has expanded to include Cosmo’s Caffé and a deli. The Market sells fine imported cheeses, meats and ingredients, as well as cookware for all kinds of kitchen needs. Lunch and brunch with daily specials are served at the Cosmos Caffé with many choices. Lisa McCoig even gave the interns a scrumptious treat of cookies and lemonade after the tour that really hit the spot. “I love the Market,” said intern Max McCoig. “It’s a great place to eat with great food, especially the biscuits and gravy, and all the workers are so nice.” From there, the interns headed to WBIR-TV to observe a news budget meeting and take a tour of the studio to see the new HD sets. During the news meeting the interns were able to learn what kinds of stories make the cut to go on air and which do not. Afterwards, news anchor John Becker, news director Bill Shory and managing editor Taz Painter gave the interns brief bios and shared how they were bitten by the news bug. “What we get to do are

Interns Madison Noe and Caroline Longmire enjoy lemonade and cookies at Gourmet’s Market. Photo by Jenna Kalmon

Café manager Lynley Farris gave the interns a tour of Gourmet’s Market. Photo by Owen Sanders

stories that tell how it affects you. It gets down to the real local level,” Shory said. Becker said being a journalist gives you the opportunity to see things that you wouldn’t otherwise get to see. He said that he’s flown in a helicopter over Mount St. Helens when it erupted the second time and has witnessed the aftermaths of Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill. “I got my start by following journalists around and seeing what they do on a daily basis. Then you learn if that is something you like to do,” says Becker. “I have been able to follow a passion of mine and turn it into something that airs weekly (the ‘Service and Sacrifice’ segments), so it’s really fun. This is one of those unique businesses where you can have a passion, pursue it and see it.” After the chat, the interns were able to watch part of a live broadcast of “Live at Five at Four” with anchors Russell Biven and Beth Haynes and meteorologist Todd Howell. The interns were able to see everything the anchors

Interns Owen Sanders and Jacob Mullins stand in front of the set just before the broadcast of “Live at Five at Four.” Photo by

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Gourmet’s Market is located at 5107 Kingston Pike and has been in business for almost 40 years. It sells fine imported cheeses, meats, ingredients, cookware and has a deli and café. Photo by Max McCoig

and camera operators had to do, including watching Biven run out to the parking lot for a live shot. ■

Meet the new interns

Two new interns joined the Shopper-News last week Beth Haynes and Russell Biven broadcast live during “Live at Five at Four” last week. Photo by Tia for the summer program. Kalmon Madeline Lonas, 13, is in the 8th grade at Vine Middle School. Her favorite color is pink. Her hobbies include cheerleading and Lonas dancing. She plans to pursue a career as a lawyer or politician. She wanted to be an intern because she says she is involved in a lot of things around the community and would like to learn a little bit more about Knoxville and what happens around here, as well as meet new people. Patrick Kidwell, 13, is in the 8th grade at St. Joseph Interns Jacob Mullins, Dalton Mullins, Owen Sanders, Max McCoig and Kathleen Karnes watch School. His the taping of “Live at Five at Four.” Photo by Tia Kalmon favorite color is red. His hobbies are shootSummer fun for Children’s Hospital cepted for Children’s Hospital to benefit ing, hunting Camp Cure, a summer day camp for In honor of the first day of summer, and fishing. patients with diabetes. Kidwell B97.5 radio personalities Jeff Jarnigan He would The camp is funded completely by and Ashley and Brad will serve refreshlike to go into the military donations and is provided at no cost for ments 6-10 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, at one day. He participated in Hardee’s on Clinton Highway. the patients of Children’s Hospital. Info: this internship because he 541-8165. Monetary donations will also be acwanted to learn what it is like to be a reporter.


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Operation: Diabetes Awareness Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) members Emily Saylor and Brianna Jones have their bags packed and are ready to head to California in hope of winning first place at the HOSA National Competition beginning on Tuesday. The Halls High pair selected the subject of diabetes as their community awareness project because out of the 24 million people in the United States with diabetes, they both know someone close to them who struggles with the disease. While working on the project, Saylor and Jones learned facts about diabetes and worked in the community to help spread the word and raise awareness for a disease with no cure. Throughout the school year they participated in service projects with the

Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Several of the projects included the ADA walk; a gala to benefit JDRF, which raised $220,000 for the cause; promoting healthy eating at a Smokies baseball game for JDRF; and the JDRF walk. They also raised awareness at school by announcing facts about diabetes over the school intercom and collecting more than $1,000 through student donations. Fifth grade students at Luttrell Elementary School learned more about the subject and healthy eating habits when Saylor and Jones visited the school. Other area activities included decorating and designing a tree for the Union County Fantasy of Trees to benefit Toys for Tots, partic-

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Halls High HOSA students Emily Saylor and Brianna Jones will leave for California to compete at the National level on Tuesday. Photo by Ruth White

ipating in the Family Links Program with the ADA and creating a Twitter account and Facebook page to reach a broader audience for their message. The main goal of the proj-

Wilds, Justice named Halls Middle best students Grant Wilds and McKenzie Justice were selected Halls Middle School 8th grade boy and girl. Students nominated demonstrated the pillars of character and were required to write an essay on their accomplishments at HMS and future plans and goals. Photo submitted

ect was to inform the public of the dangers of diabetes and treatment and care for those affected by the disease. Bringing home a first place trophy for their work will be an added bonus.

Halls High baseball tryouts are June 20-22 Halls High School baseball tryouts for the 2011-12 season will be held noon to 2:30 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, June 20-22, at the Halls High baseball field. All participants must have a sports physical before the tryouts. Info: Doug Polston, doug.polston@ or 919-9917.

Since spring rolled around, my husband, Zac, has been talking about a fishing trip. Not just any fishing trip, but a boysonly fishing trip for him, my dad, Daniel, our friend Mike, and Mike’s son Tony, who is almost of an age with 3-year-old Daniel. The trip has been lurking in the background of conversation, never quite congealing into a certainty. That is, until I confided in Zac last week that I’d been fantasizing about having a day to myself. It would be so nice, I said, to have a day to wander around downtown, take my time in the East Tennessee History Center, enjoy a book and a crepe at the French Market, and maybe browse the sale racks at Mast General Store, all without worrying about a husband’s boredom or a cranky kid. To dream the impossible dream, right? Well, Zac took that as special impetus to throw the fishing trip into turbo planning mode. The guys will go to Fontana Lake, canoe up to Eagle Creek, camp overnight, then canoe back the next day. Wow! What a blessing to a stressed mom. That is, until the worry set in. Canoeing, on a lake, with all that water. Two squirmy 3-year-olds, a grandpa and two dads. Never mind that Zac and I have taken Daniel canoeing and canoe camping before. Never mind that the plan is for my dad to keep a handle on the little guys while Zac and Mike

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moms101 paddle. Never mind that life jackets will be worn by all. I looked my husband in the eye and warned him of dire consequences if our son is not returned home in approximately the same condition in which he left. I’m having to actively resist the urge to shut the whole thing down, to wrap my baby in swaddling and keep him there forever. But there’s no such thing as a 100 percent safe camping experience. I want Daniel to enjoy nature. I want him to do things with his dad and friends. And, I think there’s something special that happens for a boy when he does stuff without Mommy, when he goes off with the guys. It’s so hard for me to let him take risks, let him get dirty, let him be a wild thing. If I’m not there, it’s easier for him to be a boy. So, I have assurances from all adults involved that the boys will be monitored by a dedicated set of eyes at all times. They’ll go on the trip, and I’ll relax. Well, I’ll try to relax. Whether I’ll succeed or not is another story. Contact Shannon Carey at shannon@

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10U Halls Reds are county champs The 10U Halls Reds won the 10U Knox County Baseball Championship on June 9 after an eightinning game with the Farragut Twins, finishing with a 24-1 season record. This is the first team at this age group from Halls Community Park to win a county championship. Team members are: (front) Chris Miller, Brian Rockwell, Zach Weisgerber, Chase West, Mathew Phillips, Zack Mullins; (second row) Jackson Muncy, Hunter Lepper, Caleb White, Dylan Hensley; (back) coaches Jack Muncy, Chris Phillips, Joey West, Doug Lepper and Tom Mullins. Photo submitted

Taylor Swift Concert Tickets Strong finish for the Aces The Halls Aces went undefeated to become champions of the Chris Newsom Memorial Tournament and tie for first place for the 2011 season. Team members are: (front) Bryson Cook, Bowen Brantley, Shawn Finchum, Lakin Rogers, Eli Schwegman, Jackson Pearce, Jake McMurray; (middle row) coach Jason McMurray, Nicholas Krauss, Aldon Addington, Jackson McMurray, Ryan Perry, Garrett Allen, coach David Perry; (back) coaches Matt Brantley and Joe Krauss. Photo submitted

SPORTS NOTES ■ Knoxville Track Club’s Youth Athletics program through Saturday, June 25, includes 50-meter dash, discus throw and high jump. Girls and boys ages 5-18. Practice is held 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Includes four

Saturday track meets on the UT campus. Cost is $39. Info: 406-4128 or visit www. ■ Hardin Valley Academy Cheerleading Camp, 5-8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, June 20-22, in the school gym. Cost is $50. Bring a sibling for $5 off. Info: email mindy.rector ■ Wrestling Camp, for all ages, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, June 21-23, Central High School. ■ Baseball Tournament , Friday through Sunday, June 24-26. Open to all, Tee ball to 14U. Info: 992-5504 or email

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Celebrating fathers Of all the jobs I’ve had in my lifetime, the job of fatherhood has been the most rewarding – and daunting. It seems like only yesterday that I was holding babies in my arms and feeling the tremendous weight of responsibility in raising them. Even though my children are grown, I still place great importance on my role as father, and I’m really enjoying being a grandfather.

Alvin Nance Executive Director and CEO, Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation

transformations On Saturday, KCDC kicked off Father’s Day celebrations a day early as part of a HUD initiative. We – and public housing authorities across the country – hosted events intended to bring fathers and their children together to celebrate fatherhood and family, while also connecting fathers to local programs and services. The events were an excellent way to support fathers and recognize the importance of their involvement in the lives of their children. It was gratifying to see so many of our residents come to enjoy good food, fun and fellowship, and I am grateful for those who worked so hard to make the events successful. KCDC’s Resident Services and Community Involvement committees, including Ashley Ogle, Kim Mills, Teresa Lawson, Jennifer Jameson and Becky Fet-

ters, did a great job of handling the many event planning details, while many of our employees volunteered time to staff the events. Area nonprofits pitched in to provide valuable health, education and vocational information. Their involvement provided practical and timely information to fathers and other caregivers. The Western Heights Community Alliance and First Baptist Concord at Western Heights made the Western Heights celebration particularly memorable with inflatables, a cookout and exhibitors. Other important event partners included: Eternal Life Harvest for Walter P. Taylor Homes; Lost Sheep Ministries and First Baptist Powell for North Ridge Crossing; and the Baptist Ministry at Montgomery Village. Finally, I’d like to thank our partner the Boys and Girls Clubs for graciously opening up their facilities in our neighborhoods so that we could host the events and Larry Cox with Homestead for donating food for all four events. My hat is off to all those who expended a great deal of time, energy and effort to celebrate fathers.

New store helps KARM help others Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM) opened its eighth store last week near Knoxville Center at 2908 Knoxville Center Drive. Celebrating the newest location are leasing agent for KARM George Brown, director of operations Linda Whitehead, senior associate pastor at City on a Hill Church Mychal Spence, vice president of development Angie Sledge, vice president of ministry programs and services Cynthia Russell and store manager Jeff Ezell. The store offers quality, gently used clothing, furniture and other items and is “the best second hand business in East Tennessee and a whole lot more,� said Sledge. KARM Thrift Stores are open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Photo by Ruth White

PBPA Business Spotlight for June – Frontier Communications By Greg Householder Name a company that is located in Powell that has about 14,800 employees nationally, approximately 4 million customers, had $5.7 billion in revenues last year, operates in 27 states and has been around since 1935. If you named Frontier Communications – the Powell telephone company – you are correct. At last Tuesday’s meeting of the Powell Business and Professional Association, Danny Thomas from Frontier was the Business Spotlight for the month of June.

KNOXVILLE CHAMBER Info: 637-4550. All events are held at the Knoxville Chamber unless otherwise noted. ■Peelin’, Eatin’ and Politickin’ Shrimp Boil, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at the Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm, 9111 Hunter Valley Lane. Cost is $25 for members, $35 nonmembers. ■ Chamber Member MD Lab, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 12. ■ New Member Reception, 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, July 12.

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Danny Thomas of Frontier Communication was the Powell Business and Professional Association Business Spotlight for June. Photo by Greg Householder While Thomas outlined all the services available from Frontier, such as telephone, high speed Internet and satellite television packages, he did want to stress one thing – at Frontier, it is a local business and from everyone from general manager Mike Byrd on down you are dealing with Powell folks. Frontier is currently offering high speed Internet services for $14.99 per month. To find out more, contact Thomas at 947-8244.

BUSINESS NOTES ■Charles R. Merriman , GRI, has joined Weichert, Realtors - Advantage Plus as an agent at the 114 Lovell Road, Suite 102, office. He is a member of the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors. Info: Merriman 474-7100. ■ Phil LaForge has been named chief operating officer of TDS Telecom Hosted & Managed Services LLC. He was vice president and general managerat Nimsoft (part of CA Technologies) and had a long tenure with CDW Berbee in Madison, Wis. He holds a bachelor’s in history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a MBA in finance from Florida State University. ■ Dr. Marcia Katz memorial scholarships for $1,000 will be given to an undergraduate and a graduate student by Knoxville Association of Women Executives. Info: Deborah York at

Commercial Bank chair Oscar Robertson loved the Golden Presidential Club and gave members personal attention including an annual picnic at his farm. Since Mr. Robertson’s death, bank leaders have carried on the tradition, now under directors Nadean Meredith and Carolyn Valentine. The club is designed for bank customers 50 and older. The bank now sprawls over East Tennessee and Southeast Kentucky with 20 offices including branches in Halls, Powell and Farragut. And the GP Club is gearing up for its Independence Day lunch in Halls on June 30. Upcoming trips include: Cumberland County Playhouse in Crossville to see live performances of “Oklahoma� on June 28 and “Dearly Departed� on Sept. 13. The annual picnic was May 21 at the HayMaker Farms in Speedwell. Directors, officers and employees entertained more than 200 customers. A Christmas in July trip is planned for July 14-15 in Pigeon Forge. This adventure includes shopping and a detour to the Bush Bean Museum where travelers can have a picture made with Duke, the company spokesdog. A Day at Keenland is scheduled for October and a trip to New Orleans is set for Oct. 15-16. All GPC trips are coordinated by experienced bank officers and are perfect, no-worry travel adventures for our customers, said Meredith. Info: Nadean Meredith at 606-248-4584 or 606-2697011, or Carolyn Valentine at 606-546-5143 or 606-6272168. – S. Clark

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the buzz on the street Karen and Don Sproles get ready for a busy day running four locations of the Lunchbox Market and Café. Karen opened her first store downtown 30 years ago. Photo by Wendy Smith

The Lunchbox turns 30

in the First Tennessee Plaza on Gay Street. By Wendy Smith The space was 6,000 square feet. Karen Sproles was a single mom with The new location was also a success. A two kids when she opened the original short time later, the couple opened a seclocation of the Lunchbox on Main Street ond location in the Renaissance Business in 1981. The lunch-only concept was deCenter on Baum Drive. signed around her daughters’ school schedule, and the downtown location was A few years later, during a bout of “midchosen to take advantage of the high condle-age crazy,” Karen decided to take adcentration of business people with relavantage of a trend she was noticing. About tively few restaurant options. 40 percent of daily receipts were from take-out customers. People were working She leased a 700-square-foot building through lunch that was visible in order to get from the City home earlier, she County Building. In honor of its says. She began It was owned by 30th anniversary, selling prepared the Roddy famall four Lunchbox Market and Café foods from a ily and was the refrigerator in original Coca locations will give a free lunch to the Salon Visage at Cola distribution 30th customer each day through June Downtown West. building. The 30. Another customer’s name will be The endeavor restaurant seatdrawn each day to receive 30 percent was successful ed 24, and there off lunch for the following five days. All enough that the wasn’t enough winners will be included in a drawing couple gambled room to cook and for a free catered event for 30. on a new marserve customers ket-style store at the same time. LOCATIONS: at Centerpoint She cooked from ■ 9050 Cross Park Drive Business Park off 8-11 a.m., served ■ 1225 E. Weisgarber Road #170 (the Atrium) Lovell Road. lunch from 11 ■ 2250 Sutherland Avenue #125 a.m. to 2 p.m., (Cherokee Mills) The restaurant and cleaned from ■ 607 Market Street (BankEast Building) sold freshly-made 2-3 p.m. before prepared entrees, dashing home to hot soups and the kids. baked goods. It took some time for Knoxville customers to look at packaged food Karen admits that she had no restauand not think of leftovers, she says. rant experience. She’d cooked since she was a child and done some catering with a The Sproleses have experimented with friend, but she knew little about running various concepts and locations, but now a business. most of their food is prepared and transported from the central kitchen, which is “I didn’t know what a food distributor adjacent to their Cross Park Drive store, was. I bought my food at Kroger. I used which opened in 1998. A location at the pots and pans from my house. We washed Atrium on Weisgarber Road opened in dishes by hand.” 1999, and a store in Cherokee Mills on In spite of her inexperience, the resSutherland Avenue opened in March. taurant worked. Karen was determined to The downtown restaurant moved to the pay off $10,000 she’d borrowed at 20 perBankEast building in April, and Karen is cent interest within the first year, and she especially excited about the space, which did. She had a party with her staff when has an art gallery curated by her daughthey met monthly goals. ter, Lauren. “It was so great because we met our goals The lunch-only schedule and the popular from the very first day and kept growing.” recipes are the only things that have been Her personal life was also booming. consistent over the last 30 years. The fiveShe met attorney Don Sproles the week day workweek has allowed the Sproleses to she opened the Lunchbox, and her girls retain an excellent staff, some of whom have were immediately smitten. Karen eventubeen with them for more than a decade. ally came to agree with them. The couple Karen has learned a thing or two since married in 1982. she opened that first store. When you are Karen was able to double her space after the boss, the buck stops with you, she she bought the building, but her feeling of says, and you have to listen to customers security was dampened in 1987 when she and respond to their needs. picked up a newspaper and learned that the Don, who gave up his law practice years restaurant had been condemned by eminent ago, still enjoys interacting with customers. domain to make way for Whittle Communications. Her quest for another small space “We’ve had the same customers for 30 led her to the former McDonald’s location years!”

This week’s Buzz visits the Daylight Building, named for the huge plate glass windows on all four sides and restored to its 1928 splendor by developer David Dewhirst. It is already fully occupied. At 6 p.m. Thursday, June 30, Union Avenue Books owners Flossie McNabb and Melinda Meador host authors Andrea N. Richesin and Amy Greene for a double signing of Richesin’s “Crush,” 26 true stories of first love; and Greene’s “Bloodroot,” an eerie tale set in the Tennessee mountains. McNabb, former coowner of Carpe Librum, and bookloving attorney Meador plan a full summer of events.

Wednesday, June 22 ■ Rodney Crowell’s Chinaberry Sidewalks Tour at the Bijou 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 22. Tickets are $21.50 plus applicable service fees. Info or for tickets:

Friday, June 24 ■ Knoxville Museum of Art’s Alive After Five featuring the Kirk Fleta Band 6 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, June 24. General admission is $8, $4 with membership or student ID, free for ages 17 and younger. There will be two cash bars and food by Gus’s Grill. ■ Summer Movie Magic: North by Northwest at the historic Tennessee Theatre 8 p.m. Friday, June 24. Doors open at 7 p.m. for a showing of the Alfred Hitchcock classic. Tickets on sale now at or at the Tennessee Theatre Box Office.

Saturday, June 25 Nancy Soloman has relocated Reruns to the Daylight Building.

Fans of downtown’s oldest consignment store can find Reruns happily relocated in the Daylight Building after losing its Market Square lease. “It was time to reinvent ourselves,” says 25-year business owner Nanci Solomon.

■ “Pottery Day” 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at The Museum of East Tennessee History on Gay Street. Bring pottery to have it identified. Lectures throughout the day on local potters. Info: 525-5265

Monday, June 27 ■ A Summer Solstice Dinner to benefit CAC Beardsley Community Farm 6 p.m. Monday, June 27, at the Tomato Head. Chef and owner Mahasti Vafaie will serve a unique meal featuring seasonal produce from the farm. Info or to purchase tickets:

Next door is The Happy Envelope, a nationallyknown boutique design company famed for its unique announcements and invitations. Co-owned by Sarah and Ty Pattison, Sarah’s blog is here: Grocery store Just Ripe is established next door, and the westernmost storefront is adorned with samples of the stunning work of John Black Photography, another husband/wife Daylight business, this one run by John and Amanda Black. Info: www.

Sarah and Ty Pattinson own The Happy Envelope in downtown’s Daylight Building. Photos by B. Bean

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Greene County woman sticks with Fort Sanders Ambulatory Infusion Center Mary Ellen Maybury of Mosheim, Tenn., has a philosophy when it comes to choosing a health care provider. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you ďŹ nd something thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mess with it,â&#x20AC;? she says. Sixty-four-year-old Maybury has rheumatoid arthritis and a disease called Sjogrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (pronounced show-grins) syndrome, an autoimmune disorder. Both cause pain and fatigue, and in her case require a strong medication administered by infusion. It must be dripped into her blood stream over several hours. So once a month, Maybury drives about 90 minutes from her home in Greene County, to the Fort Sanders Ambulatory Infusion Center on the third ďŹ&#x201A;oor of the hospital in Knoxville, to receive her medication. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is an infusion center (near my home), but it does not have the amenities that Fort Sanders does, and I have no idea what their infection control quality is. I have been so satisďŹ ed with Fort Sanders that I continue to drive the distance.â&#x20AC;? Infection control is important to Maybury in part because sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a retired nurse and knows how crucial it is. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most patients wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an important thing, maybe. But when you have a port, of course you want to be very careful about the technique.â&#x20AC;? By â&#x20AC;&#x153;port,â&#x20AC;? Maybury means a port-a-cath, a small medical device that is installed beneath the skin just below her collarbone. It connects to a vein so that

Mary Ellen Maybury drives from Green County to the Fort Sanders Ambulatory Infusion Center to receive intravenous medication each month. Infusion nurse Missi Daniel administers Mrs. Mayburyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s medicine during a recent visit. nurses can both give her medicine directly into her blood stream or draw blood out of it if she needs tests. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It works both ways,â&#x20AC;? she explains, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and I am an impossible person to stick.â&#x20AC;? Past experience with unsuccessful blood draws convinced her to use the port for all blood laboratory tests. Maybury asks her doctors to fax their orders to the infusion center. The nurses there retrieve the blood samples straight from the port. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also cost effective, because I just go one place to the get

the labs. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s much easier for whoeverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drawing blood from me, and much easier for me too. God bless my port,â&#x20AC;? she says with a laugh. But a port-a-cath â&#x20AC;&#x201C; like any device that is inserted in the body â&#x20AC;&#x201C; must be kept perfectly clean. Maybury has hers ďŹ&#x201A;ushed out every month by the Infusion Center nurses. She knows theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll do it right, with proper cleaning techniques. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Their technique is wonderful,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone is very particular about hand washing, sanitizing, wearing

gloves, a mask, setting up a sterile ďŹ eld. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been in other places where the technique was not the same, so to me itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth the drive to go where I know everythingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be very proper for infection control.â&#x20AC;? Good infection control doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean the center is unfriendly, though. Maybury says anyone would be impressed with the homey atmosphere at Fort Sanders Ambulatory Infusion Center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You get to know everyone, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very comfortable. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like a family. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter what day you go, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get the same high quality of care.â&#x20AC;? In her case, she often stays six to eight hours for treatments of Rituxin, a powerful drug to combat her autoimmune disorders. Each reclining chair in the center has its own television, although Maybury says she often just naps. The staff serves her breakfast and lunch, and brings pillows and blankets to keep her comfortable. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I come for my infusion Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m usually really feeling bad, so I just snuggle up,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m there all day, and they just attend to all of my needs; theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re thoughtful and thorough. They take care of the whole person, not just the patient. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say enough about them. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ever dread going, even though itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a drive. Once you get there, they make you feel better.â&#x20AC;? For more information about the Fort Sanders Ambulatory Infusion Services, call (865) 541-2341.

Fort Sanders Regional Ambulatory Infusion Center Sometimes taking medication is more complicated than getting a shot or swallowing a pill. Some diseases like cancer, muscular sclerosis, or Crohnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disease require treatments given by infusion, which means that liquid medicines are dripped into a personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vein, often through an IV line or a special portal device. The Fort Sanders Ambulatory Infusion Center, located on the hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third floor, provides a complete range of outpatient injection and infusion services including blood transfusions, IV antibiotics and port flushes. The Center specializes in chemotherapy, hydration therapy, infusions of Remicade and Tysabri, declotting therapies to maintain vascular access devices and iron infusions. The Center also has nurses who are specially trained to refill and maintain Medtronic Intrathecal pumps used for chronic back pain and spasticity. The safe, comfortable outpatient setting of the Ambulatory Infusion Center allows people to receive services needed privately, without hospitalization and with less restriction on your activities. Ambulatory Infusion Center leader Kim Rebmann, who is a Certified Registered Infusion Nurse, says patients receive a host of medications under the watchful eye of specialized Infusion nurses, with easy access to Infusion-trained pharmacists. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our nurses are experts at starting IVs and managing vascular devices that deliver medication and blood products. They are specially trained to watch for any complications that could develop during an infusion and have the hospital resources available if problems occur.â&#x20AC;? The patientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s safety and comfort are always top priorities at the Ambulatory Infusion Center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While some patients are in the infusion center for just a few minutes for an injection, others might be there for 12 hours for several blood transfusions,â&#x20AC;? explains Rebmann. In each case, they are offered a comfortable recliner where they can relax, watch television or visit with other patients during their stay. As a registered nurse, Rebmann enjoys giving the kind of specialized nursing care Fort Sanderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ambulatory Infusion Center provides. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s small and intimate,â&#x20AC;? says Rebmann. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You get to know your patients, and they become like family. You establish a rapport with them, and they trust you. And because the nurses are specialists, the quality of care is great.â&#x20AC;? For more information about the Fort Sanders Ambulatory Infusion Center, call (865) 541-2341.

Fort Sanders Regional Infusion Services at Thompson Cancer Survival Center Chemotherapy is a cancer treatment that uses drugs to destroy cancer cells by stopping them from growing and reproducing. Treatment may take only a few minutes or last several hours and be given daily, weekly or monthly. Fort Sanders Regional Infusion Services at Thompson Cancer Survival Center provides a variety of chemotherapy services. During the course of their treatment, chemotherapy patients often spend a great deal of time traveling to and from the Center. With the patient in mind, Fort Sanders and Thompson Cancer Survival Center have Infusion Centers conveniently located at Thompson Cancer Survival Center in downtown Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Lenoir City and the

new Thompson Infusion Services in Maryville. The Centers are departments of Fort Sanders Regional but are managed by Thompson Oncology Group. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These strategic locations allow for the patient to stay within their communities,â&#x20AC;? explains Jennifer Maulick, Director of Clinical Services for the Thompson Oncology Group and Thompson Cancer Survival Center. The goal is to enhance patient comfort by providing amenities created to help them feel more comfortable. In designing the Infusion Centers, the architects relied on valuable input from patients, clinical staff and physicians. The result is a space where high-tech medicine and high-touch personal

The new Thompson Infusion Services (a department of Fort Sanders Regional) located in Maryville offers wonderful mountain views. care exist in balance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want patients to be able to relax and feel comfortable while

having their treatments,â&#x20AC;? says Maulick. The Infusion Centers have nurs-

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John T. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor Senior Center manager Bettie Wilkie and director of the CAC Office on Aging Barbara Monty share a hug and a smile at the retirement reception honoring Wilkie. Photo by Ruth White

Bye-bye, Bettie! Bettie Wilkie has managed the John T. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor Senior Center for 12 years and has made new friends along the way. With a room filled with well-wishers, Wilkie said goodbye to the center at a reception in her honor.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;While Bettie was at the center, it has grown and has picked up many new friends,â&#x20AC;? said Jim Ragonese. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most of the people who came today to see Bettie havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t congratulated her, but told her how mad they are that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leaving.â&#x20AC;? Wilkie has made an impact on the lives of those who have entered the Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor Senior Center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She could

always be found with a smile on her face welcoming regulars and guests,â&#x20AC;? said Barbara Monty, director of the CAC Office on Aging. Monty wished Wilkie well on her new adventures in life and said she believes the center is a â&#x20AC;&#x153;far better placeâ&#x20AC;? as a result of what Wilkie has done during her time there. Retirement wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be a time of doing nothing for Wilkie. She plans to spend time with her daughter, Kate, and family. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is difficult to walk out the door but I know that the Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor Senior Center will move along well,â&#x20AC;? she said. Wilkie is looking forward to all of the new adventures in life that are ahead. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a senior adult,â&#x20AC;? she told the crowd, â&#x20AC;&#x153;so you never know when you might see me at the center participating in activities.â&#x20AC;? Cue the belly dance music, Bettie Wilkie is officially retired.

Watercolor and wood carvings The Art Market Gallery, 422 South Gay St., will present an exhibit of recent works by watercolorist Nelson Ziegler of Sevierville and wood carver Steve Smith of Mascot through Sunday, June 26. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Info: 525-5265 or visit

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A quiet pet By Kathryn Woycik Need a quiet pet? How about this cute bunny? His dad is a New Zealand rabbit, which is the largest breed, and his mom is half New Zealand and half Californian, which is the second largest breed. Rabbits can make wonderful pets. I had one when I was growing up and they can be very lovable. They don’t require much food or work. A little time each day can be enough to train the bunny to remain docile and become accustomed to the human touch. They eat grain, carrots and even grass if they have an area in which they can be penned. They love the shade, especially during the heat of summer, and will dig, so keep an eye on them! My

rabbit Thumper once dug a hole under the fence all the way to the other side to get to Bonnie, our female, and we ended up with six babies! If kept outdoors, they require fresh water and plenty of shade to keep cool. In the winter, a burlap cover over the cage and some extra hay for bedding will provide them with protection from the cold and wind. Their hutch usually has an enclosed spot with a hole for them to fit into to hide, keep warm or sleep. Rabbits can become very frightened by other animals, so this escape is beneficial to them. I recently learned of renters who kept their rabbits indoors and have house trained them using a litter box! If interested in adopting a bunny, call Dan, 254-9613.

ANIMAL EVENTS ■ Smoky Mountain Great Danes will have an adoption event noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at AgriFeed Pet Supply, 5716 Middlebrook Pike. Info: 584-3959. ■ Small Breed Rescue Group will have an adoption event 1-4 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at PetSmart on Morrell Road next to West Town Mall.

Young-Williams Animal Center team member Amanda enjoys a few moments during June’s Adopt a Shelter Cat month with Chloe, a 2-year-old female buff cat. Chloe is in good company at the center with cats and kittens of all sizes, shapes and personalities for adoption. There is a cat for everyone. The center is also offering adoption specials all month, which makes adoption especially budgetfriendly. When you visit, notice how many cats are actually free, thanks to sponsorship by their Furry Friend. Chloe is available for adoption at the main center at 3201 Division St. Hours there are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, or stop by Young-Williams Animal Village at 6400 Kingston Pike daily from noon to 6 p.m. See all of the center’s adoptable animals at

‘Anne Wilson: Local Industry’ The Knoxville Museum of Art will present “Anne Wilson: Local Industry” through Sunday, Aug. 7. This is the first public exhibition of the Local Industry Cloth, produced in 2010 by 2,100 volunteers alongside 79 experienced weavers at the Knoxville Museum of Art. The cloth, 75 feet 9inches long, was created over the course of three months during the artist’s project “Local Industry,” part of the exhibition “Anne Wilson: Wind/Rewind/Weave.” Info:

Medic has teamed up with the Tennessee Smokies and Chick-fil-A to help save lives this summer. Donors will receive a free Smokies Tshirt and a coupon for a free chicken sandwich. Those interested can donate at any of seven daily mobile sites or one of two fixed sites: 1601 Ailor Ave. and 11000 Kingston Pike in Farragut. Other sites: ■ 2-6 p.m. Monday, June 20, Lance Cunningham Ford, bloodmobile. ■ 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, June 20, Walgreens in Powell, bloodmobile. ■ 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, Food Lion on Center Line Drive, bloodmobile. ■ 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, The Shops at Western Plaza, bloodmobile. ■ 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, ORNL Federal Credit Union in Karns, bloodmobile. ■ 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, Walgreens in Fountain City, bloodmobile. ■ 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 23, ORNL Federal Credit Union in Halls, bloodmobile. ■ 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 24, Knoxville Center Mall, inside center court, lower level. ■ Noon to 5 p.m. Satur-

day, June 25, Regal Cinemas at Downtown West, bloodmobile. ■ 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 27, Knox County Health Department, 140 Dameron Ave., inside community room. ■ 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, June 27, Rutledge Pike Baptist Church, bloodmobile. ■ 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, East Tennessee Human Resource Agency (ETHRA), 9111 Cross Park Drive, inside conference room. ■ Noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, Family Dollar Store in South Knoxville, 4022 Chapman Highway, bloodmobile. ■ 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, Petro’s Chili and Chips at Cedar Bluff, bloodmobile. Donors receive a free regular Petro’s. ■ 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, The Gallery Shopping Center, 7240 Kingston Pike, bloodmobile. ■ 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, Kroger on Oak Ridge Highway, 4440 Western Ave., bloodmobile. ■ 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 30, CarMax, 11225 Parkside Drive, bloodmobile. ■ 2-8 p.m. Thursday, June 30, Marbledale Baptist Church, 5935 Thorngrove Pike, inside fellowship hall. Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old weighing 120 pounds with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and have positive identification.


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HEALTH NOTES ■ “Balancing Hormones Naturally: A Holistic Approach to Women’s Hormone Related Health Concerns,” 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, Bearden branch library; 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, Cedar Bluff branch library. Register: 659-2733. ■ “Solutions to Stress Caused Health Problems”, 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, Bearden library. Register: 659-2733. ■ Super Summer Slim Down eight-week program will be held 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through July 27 at Clinton Physical Therapy Center. Cost is $99 nonmembers; members require a level I membership. Info: 457-8237. ■ 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, 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. ■ Chronic Pain and Depression support group meets noon to 1:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at First Baptist Church of Powell, Brown house parking lot on Emory Road. Info: Paula, 9453810, or 748-1407.

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■ Grief support groups meet 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. ■ 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. ■ 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. ■ UT Hospice conducts ongoing orientation sessions for adults (18 and older) interested in becoming volunteers. No medical experience required. Training provided. Info: 544-6279. ■ UT Hospice Adult Grief Support, meets 6 to 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month in the UT Hospice office, 2270 Sutherland Ave. A light supper is served. Info or to reserve a spot: 544-6277.

Knoxville General Hospital, the area’s city/county hospital, was on the site where the Knox County Health Department is now located on Dameron Avenue. The first graduating class of KGH was in 1903 and the first male student was in the class of 1914. The last graduating class for nursing students at the hospital was in 1955 when UT Hospital was opened. Knoxville General Hospital alumni association president JoElla “Jody” McCall and Chris Christenberry look through a scrapbook of photos at the KGH reunion luncheon. McCall and Christenberry both shared memories of hard work and rewarding times while studying nursing at the hospital. Photos by Ruth White

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Sale 1: Property address 4672 Dutch Valley; 5,000 sq.ft., zoned F-1. Property was Lyman Glass Company for 30 yrs. Sale 2: 4680 Dutch Valley; Commercial lot, currently used for parking. Sale 3: 2955 Edgewood Ave., Building lot Sale 4: 2959 Edgewood Ave., Building lot 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. Leadbased paint & all other inspection starts May 13-June 25. Viewing building is by appt. or 1 hour before live auction; lots anytime. Dir. to auction site: Broadway to Old Broadway to Walker Blvd. 4672 Dutch Valley Rd. Auction sales will take place at Lyman Glass building on Dutch Valley Rd. off Old Broadway. CO-OP AVAILABLE TO ALL REALTORS

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German Shepherd pups, 5 PC sterling silver AKC 3 B, 4 G, vet ck., tea set with silveracre pasture, Fam. raised. Military/police 50 plate tray, $3,000 fenced, 4 BR mobile disc. 865-924-4301 obo. 931-484-9853 ***Web ID# 807889*** home, lg. 10 stall barn w/elec. & water. GERMAN SHEPHERD Kingston close to I-40. pups, AKC, 8 wks., $995/mo. lease + dep. Sporting Goods 223 blk. & tan, exc. 865-376-1030; 686-5376 pedigree, shots to date. ***Web ID# 807972*** 2003 CLUB CAR Golf $400. 865-742-1450. Cart, 48 volt, rear ***Web ID# 805310*** folding seat, headPet Services 144 lights, new batterGERMAN Shepherd ies less than 1 yr. Pups, M&F, solid old, excell. cond. blk, blk&tan, sable,  $2,100. 423-319-6735 PET GROOMING $250. 865-458-1022 ***Web ID# 807486*** SHOP, wait or drop ***Web ID# 806358*** off. Andersonville GOLF CARTS priced Pike, Halls. 925-3154. to sell 1997, '98, '99  for home, farm, or puppies, F1B, $250. recreational use. Call 865-230-3242 All gasoline with 145 tops, beige or white. Golden Retriever pup- Free Pets 865-577-8172 pies AKC, ready 6/16. Vet ck, S&W. $100 dep. $300. 865-660-9465 ** ADOPT! * * Fishing Hunting 224 ***Web ID# 804041*** Looking for a lost pet or a new Golden Retriever Pup- one? Visit Young-Williams MOUNTED HEADS pies AKC. Ready Animal Center, the official of deer, bears, geese, now. Parents on site. shelter for the City of big fish mounts, etc. $350 ea. 606-521-3524 865-539-1075 Knoxville & Knox County: ***Web ID# 807291*** 3201 Division St. Knoxville. GREAT DANE Garage Sales 225 puppies, AKC reg, * * * * * * * * born 4/29. $800. Call 3-FAMILY GARAGE FREE! 865-228-8007 SALE. June 24 & 25, 2 HAMSTERS 8a-2p. Misc items, HAVANESE PUPS toys, clothes. 5121 AKC, home raised, 8 WEEKS OLD Magic Lantern Dr. 262-993-0460 Summer Rose s/d. 235-4776 ***Web ID# 804106*** FREE ADORABLE KIT- BIG GARAGE SALE Adult & kids nameTENS. Males, blk & LAB PUPPIES, AKC, brand clothing, wht, 1 gray. They've 1st shots, wormed. furn, toys, electronhad their 1st wormings choc $400; yellow ics, etc. 2916 already. @ 7 wks old. $300. 865-475-5367 Gordon Place in Call 865-386-1704. ***Web ID# 804991*** Greenwood Forest LOST DOG, small Chioff Mynatt Dr. Sat LABS, Yellow, 9 wks huahua, dark brown, June 25, 8am-3pm. old, wormed & 2 in Union or Knox shots, parents on ESTATE SALE Sat June County, 360-0801. site, $150. 865-379-0568 25, 9a-3p at 6103 Wintergarden Way on MALTESE PUPPIES Parkdale. AKC, shots UTD, Building Materials 188 home raised, M&F, GARAGE SALE $350-500. 865-679-5975 420 SF indoor floor Wed/Thur June 22 & tile, 16"x16", Senora 23, 9a-5p at 7425 MALTI-POO Puppies, taupe (lite beige), Homestead Dr Halls. 7 wks., black, tan, new in orig. boxes. Furn, odds & ends, & white, $400. 50¢ per SF, 694-8708. toys, gift items, col423-442-9996 lectible dolls. ***Web ID# 806975***



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In group fitness, the idea is to take a variety of classes, not to just do one thing over and over. Our members see the greatest benefit from their workouts by taking part in many different types of classes.


ith more than 80 hours of group fitness classes each week, Mercy Health and Fitness Center in Powell has something for everyone. The hours are so accommodating, and the variety of classes so large that you can almost be your own boss at this spacious and sparkling clean facility. You can choose exactly what you want and when you want it. As an example, the fitness center offers 33 water classes each week, ranging from deep water exercise to shallow water exercise, strength training and even specialty classes for arthritis and fibromyalgia. Members can choose from 51 hours of what the center calls “land classes.” These vary from cycling to strength training to Zumba dance, Pilates, Yoga and more. All of the instructors – and there are almost 40 of them – are nationally certified in multiple facets of fitness exercise. “They’re the best in town,” says Nicole Yarbrough, executive fitness manager. “They are great at making our members comfortable in a group setting.” Yarbrough says the group fitness classes are the best way to get hooked into regular exercise. Class members make new friends, hold each other accountable and can even get a little competitive on occasion. “The camaraderie that happens in these group classes is a really neat thing. It’s a great way to meet people who have similar fitness goals. A lot of times our members meet people who become their workout partners. You can make lifelong friends here.” Group fitness works for another reason, Yarbrough says. “You can buy a treadmill and put it in your basement, but does that mean you’re going to get the best training? With group fitness you are trained by people who know what they’re doing, and they will

– Nicole Yarbrough, Executive Fitness Manager

Mercy Health & Fitness Center offers a variety of Group Fitness classes. With activities ranging from Aqua Yoga to Cycling, there’s something for everyone and every need.

es, not to just do one thing over and over. Our members see the greatest benefit from their workouts by taking part in many different types of classes.”

work with you at your level. In addition, we have found that people tend to work harder in a group setting. “In group fitness, the idea is to take a variety of class-

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workout for your specific situation. Classes begin as early as 5:15 a.m., and the last one starts at 7 p.m. on most days. Members also have group fitness options during the weekend. Call the center at 859-7900 for specific information on costs, but get ready to be pleasantly surprised. You get a lot of bang for your buck here. As a peak member, you have unlimited access to all of our group fitness classes. Mercy Health and Fitness Center is open all seven days of the week. Hours are 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.



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