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Interns head downtown

Last week, the ShopperNews interns toured the Knox Area Rescue Ministries, the health department and ate lunch at the Knoxville Welcome Center during a WDVX Blue Plate Special concert.

See their story on pages A-10, 11

Yea for Jay! Halls Middle School assistant principal Jay Wormsley was named Administrator of the Year for East Tennessee by the Tennessee Association of Middle Schools at its annual conference on June 14.

See Jake Mabe’s story on page A-3

Finding ‘Dallas’ Most college kids head to sandy beaches during the summer. When he was at UT, Jake Mabe went to Southfork. He reminisces about the 1998 trip on the heels of the new TNT cable TV version of the popular CBS-TV series “Dallas.”

See page A-5

UT revitalization This is the revitalization time of Tennessee football, says Marvin West. “Hope is here. Rebirth is likely. Improvement is just around the corner. Derek Dooley is optimistic.” Marvin says, “There had to be changes.”

See Marvin’s story on page A-6

Fire safety fun Rural/Metro held a fire safety event at the Corryton Branch Library last week. Hannah Evans was there.

See Hannah’s story on page A-14



A great community newspaper

VOL. 51 NO. 26


June 25, 2012

Grant received for Clayton Park Work set to begin this year By Jake Mabe Knox County Commission will vote today (Monday, June 25) on a Local Park and Recreation Fund (LPRF) grant agreement with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) for $120,000 with an in-kind services match of $120,000 in employee labor provided by the Knox County Parks and Recreation Department for a total project value of $240,000 for the Phase I development of Clayton Park in Halls. “We’re trying to stretch our dollars as much as we can,” parks director Doug Bataille said last week. “We’ll do as much in-house work as we can except for the asphalt and block laying, which will be contracted out.” Parks and greenways coordinator Rebekah Jane Montgomery said Phase I will include aligning the park’s entrance with the entrance to Crossroads Centre (the old Walmart entrance) and creating an entrance drive, as well as adding rest rooms, a picnic shelter and a greenway loop. She said the county received the park’s entrance permit from the Tennessee Department of Transportation last week. Bataille says he hopes to begin work this fall, weather permitting, which will correspond with the upcoming road improvements to the section of Norris Freeway that fronts the park site. He said his department is finishing

The Clayton Park Master Plan. At left is the Shalimar Pointe condominums. At top is Norris Freeway. Phase I of the project will be to create an entrance across from Crossroads Centre, add the driveway, restrooms, a picnic shelter and a greenway loop. Photo courtesy Knox County Parks and Recreation. the Concord Dog Park as well as projects at Schumpert Park, at Mead’s Quarry near Ijams Nature Center and on the Bearden circle greenway (which he calls “a question mark”) before beginning work at Clayton Park. “The good news is we’re still doing projects. Several communities have turned grants back in because they don’t want to provide the match. We still want to build nice stuff. Hopefully, when we open it, it will be worth the wait.” The park’s new entrance is currently a steep slope that will have to be filled and tied into the driveway. Bataille says it’s “been more of a challenge than what we

thought,” but his department is working with the county’s deputy director of engineering and public works, Jim Snowden, to stockpile suitable fill at the site from various county road projects. Bataille is also seeking suitable fill, but asks that anyone wishing to donate to call his office at 215-6600 so that the fill can be approved before it is dropped off. Carl Tindell, who spearheaded the community fundraising drive that purchased the land from the Hodge family in 2005, says that David Hurst of Hurst Excavating volunteered his time recently to collect brush on the park site into one large pile.

Knox County parks and greenways coordinator Rebekah Jane Montgomery, parks and recreation senior director Doug Bataille and Halls guy F. Carl Tindell survey the layout at Clayton Park. Knox County Parks and Recreation has secured a match grant through TDEC to begin Phase I construction of the park. Photo by Shannon Carey

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Nathan Benditz of the MPC staff talks with Powell residents Willard “Snooks” Scarbro and David Dietz. Photos by S. Clark

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Lee Robbins examines bike routes with MPC planner Mike Carberry.

Planning for parks By Sandra Clark Planners are wrapping up the county’s North Sector Plan with substantial input from Powell residents and a thundering silence from Halls. MPC has conducted four public sessions to discuss the plan which establishes land use for 15 years. Sector plans are more difficult to amend now than in past years, a point noted by attorney Arthur Seymour Jr. who attended every session, possibly to influence extension

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line at Lee Robbins is not passive. He advocates for greenways and bicycle routes at every opportunity. Robbins was at Powell last week, talking about a suburban bus line to serve Halls and Powell, possibly running at morning, midday and evening. “It takes a half day to get anything done downtown,” he said. “Buses would not have to run every hour or two.” Robbins also engaged planner Mike Carberry about proposals for parks in the north sector. The planning map is dotted with 5- to 20-acre neighborhood parks and a large 100- to 200-acre district park, now sited ominously close to


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the Clark family farm on Bull Run Creek. Cousins, beware! Carberry admitted there is no money in the county budget to acquire land and said parks often are created by community fund-raising through an agency such as the Legacy Parks Foundation, which assisted Halls residents in buying 11 acres for the Clayton Park. Knox County has large parks in deep west (Concord Park) and northwest (Melton Hill). It owns almost 400 acres in the Seven Islands Wildlife area in the southeast sector. “Ideally, we would have one really significant natural area of 100 to 200 acres in each sector,” Carberry said.



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he law firm is new, but the lawyers have wide-ranging experience in civil law, especially personal injury, car accident, and workers’ compensation law. Laura Bradley Myers and Michael Alan Myers have opened The Myers Law Firm at 3232 Tazewell Pike in the Realty Executives building. They have a combined 30 years of legal experience. “We both have a background in civil defense work,” said Laura. “We began our careers working for insurance companies. Now we represent people.” Mike and Laura met while students at the UT College of Law and were married following graduation. They have lived in Fountain City for 12 years and have twin boys. Mike is a native of Claiborne County, Laura of South Florida. She speaks fluent Spanish.

Michael Alan Myers Mike is an honors graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law, where he finished in the top 20 percent of his class. He is a trial lawyer with more than 15 years of professional experience in car accident, truck accident, premises liability, and construction law cases. He, too, has recovered millions of dollars for his clients. Mike was born on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, where his father was a master sergeant in the USAF. The family returned to Tazewell after his dad’s retirement and both parents, Bill and Inge Myers, taught in Claiborne County schools. Following his graduation from Claiborne County High School, Mike attended UT on an Air Force ROTC and academic scholarship. Following graduation, Mike was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the USAF where he served eight years before returning to UT to attend law school.

Laura Bradley Myers Laura is an accomplished trial lawyer who has recovered millions of dollars for her injured clients. She has extensive professional experience in personal injury, car accident, premises liability, and workers’ compensation law, and has been lead trial counsel in more than 70 bench and jury trials. She also has resolved hundreds of cases via mediation and alternative dispute resolution. While at UT Law, Laura earned membership on the Tennessee Law Review. She is an award-winning published author, and, in 2001, the Tennessee Supreme Court cited her work on emotional distress injuries in a published full-court opinion. Laura graduated from UT Law with honors, finishing in the top 25 percent of her class. She then clerked at the Tennessee Supreme Court for the Honorable Adolpho A. Birch Jr., former TSC chief justice. Following her clerkship, Laura worked in Knoxville as a civil defense lawyer, gaining a unique perspective and insight into what it takes to successfully prosecute accident and injury claims against insurance companies.

Laura Bradley Myers Within five years, she was peer-assessed a distinguished BV rated trial lawyer. She has served as an adjunct Professor of Law at UT Law, and has been a guest lecturer in trial advocacy classes at UT Law. She has tried and won cases at every level of the Tennessee court system, from trial courts to appellate advocacy at the Tennessee Supreme Court. Laura has also worked extensively with children injured in car accidents, as a result of animal attacks, and as guests on business or personal premises. “I have two little boys. I look at a hurt kid and it’s easy to understand how they hurt, and how their parents hurt. It’s a very motivational situation for me.” Laura is a member of the Knoxville and Tennessee Bar Associations, the Tennessee Association for Justice, and the East Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women. She is also a member of the Hamilton Burnett Chapter of the American Inns of Court.

A commissioned officer in the Air Force from 1986-94, Mike was a missile launch officer based in South Dakota. Assignments included service as missile combat crew flight commander and instructor commander. He also trained missile combat crews on wartime operations. Later, he was transferred to Fort Walton Beach, Fla., where he was director of jointservice special operations education. Professionally, Mike has been lead counsel in more than 50 jury and bench trials. He has also represented many clients in cases that have been successfully resolved via mediation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. He carries a significant background in automobile and homeowners’ insurance law, personal injury law, construction law and governmental law. Mike is a member of the Knoxville and Tennessee Bar Associations, and has been named a Master of the Bench in the Hamilton Burnett Chapter of the American Inns of Court.

Community service Laura volunteers on Saturdays with Salem Baptist Church of Halls in their community missions outreach programs. In August, she will travel on mission with Northstar Church to Managua, Nicaragua. She enjoys running, hiking, reading, traveling with her family, and “anything my kids are doing.” Laura and Mike are actively involved in all of their sons’ activities, including Fountain City rec league baseball, Cub Scouts, and Upward soccer. Mike is a member of, and legal counsel to, the Shannondale Elementary School Educational Foundation Board. He’s a proud member of the American Legion and serves on the House Corporation Board of Delta Tau Delta fraternity at UTK. Mike also is chairman of the KellyEdwards Memorial Endowed Scholarship at UTK. He enjoys UT athletics, hiking, and spending time with his family.

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Wormsley receives administrative award It’s always great to see one of the good guys get noticed. Such is the case with my pal Jay Wormsley, who is an assistant principal at Halls Middle School. Jay was named Administrator of the Year for East Tennessee by the Tennessee Association of Middle Schools at its annual convention at the Sevierville Events Center on June 14. He was nominated by Halls Middle 7th grade English teacher Trish Myers. “I knew I had been nominated but I didn’t think I would win,” Jay says. “It’s a great honor. It really is.” Wormsley is a Gibbs High graduate and holds a bachelor’s degree from UT and a master’s degree from LMU. He taught social studies at Gibbs High for 12.5 years before coming to Halls Middle as an assistant in January 2000. He was also an assistant baseball and girls basketball coach for awhile at Gibbs. Even though he grew up a Gibbs guy, Jay says Halls has become home. He and his wife, Amy, live with their daughter, Meredith, in Halls. “I feel like Halls Middle School is family. It’s a family atmosphere and a community school. I work with a lot of great people. It makes my job a whole lot easier.” Oh, by the way: I al-

■ Halls Business and Professional Association meets at noon each third Tuesday at Beaver Brook Country Club. Lunch is $10. Info: Shannon Carey, 922-4136 or Shannon@ShopperNewsNow. com/.


Thriving Knox library offers new services

Longtime Knox County Public Library director of reference services Janet Drumheller spoke to the Halls B&P at Beaver Brook last Tuesday. Janet is a neighbor. She lives in Fountain City and has worked at the public library her entire professional life. She started by shelving books at the Burlington branch and began working on the reference desk in 1983. She has seen a lot of changes, especially the advent of personal computers and the Internet. But has the World Wide Web affected the library’s business? Nope. Janet’s department an-

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swers 300,000 reference questions a year. “It can be something as simple as asking the title of a new book by John Grisham or as complex as ‘I want to start a business, what do I do?’ ” The library offers e-book rentals as one of its newest services. Janet says the library began offering them 16 months ago and that 100,000 e-books were circulated last month. The library’s website ( offers everything from online reference databases to access to Chilton auto repair manuals and legal forms to users being able to place a hold on a particular item and have it shipped to the branch library in their community. She said the library system, which includes 17 branches, Lawson McGhee Library and two floors at the East Tennessee History Center, contains 1.1 million

items in its collection. Circulation for 2011 was 2.8 million. 150,000 Knox County residents have active library cards. Free Internet access is available at every branch and downtown. The library also offers exciting summer programs for kids, including the children’s and teen reading programs. It also manages Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program in Knox County and offers other lesser-known services, such as Books for the Homebound. “The library has been a wonderful place to work,” Janet says. “I work with some wonderful people and am very proud of our customer service skills. We want all of you to come use your library.” For more information on all of the library’s services, visit or call 215-8700. Visit Jake Mabe online at jakemabe.

■ Halls Lions Club will meet 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 25, at the Shoney’s at Emory Road and I-75. New officers will be installed and the Halls High scholarship winners and the Lion of the Year will be recognized. ■ Murphy Hills Swimming Pool (located behind Adrian Burnett Elementary) will be open through Labor Day and is accepting new members from within the subdivision and from other neighborhoods. A diving board, baby pool, and covered picnic area and grill are available for use, and a lifeguard is on duty at all times. Members and nonmembers may also reserve the facility at an additional charge for private family parties, sports teams, reunions or other events. Annual household family membership dues are $165 (plus a $125 one-time new member registration fee). Info or to join: Ken Davis, 748-0070 or ■ Powell Lions Club meets 7 p.m. each first and third Thursday at 7142 Old Clinton Pike. ■ Powell Republican Club meets at 7 p.m. each third Thursday at Shoney’s on Emory. Open to all Republicans. ■ XYZ Club for seniors meets at 10:30 a.m. each first Wednesday at Powell Church, 323 W. Emory Road. Info: 938-2741.

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government Lobetti leaves his ‘mark’ By Betty Bean There’s an underground campaign to influence Mayor Tim Burchett to reappoint Robert M. “Mose” Lobetti to a third term on Metropolitan Planning Commission. Lobetti already has left an indelible mark.

The name “Mose” has been carved into a desk formerly assigned to Robert M. “Mose” Lobetti in the City County Building’s Large Assembly Room. Photo by Betty Bean Up on the dais in the Large Assembly Room, on the east end of the bank of heavy oak desks occupied by elected and appointed officials during meetings of City Council, County Commission and various public boards and commissions, the name “Mose” is carved into the front edge of the desk Lobetti formerly occupied (he was reassigned to another seat last year).

Burchett confirmed that friends and supporters of Lobetti, who is best known as a longtime political operative for the Duncan family, are lobbying on his behalf. Lobetti was originally appointed (and subsequently reappointed) to MPC by former Mayor Mike Ragsdale. “I’ve had people stop me in parking lots and garages, out in public and had people calling the office,” said Burchett, who will also be considering two additional appointments (Stan Johnson’s second term is up and former chair Robert Anders is resigning). The terms of two other commissioners – Ursula Bailey and Art Clancey III – are up, but they are city appointees and will be reappointed or replaced by Mayor Madeline Rogero. Lobetti, a consistent pro-development vote, was the center of controversy in 2010 when he recused himself from voting for a rezoning involving a political ally, and then attempted to rescind his recusal when it became apparent that the rezoning was in trouble. The MPC staff attorney Steven Wise told Lobetti that he couldn’t take his recusal back. Burchett is noncommittal about Lobetti’s reappointment and said there are others on his list of potential MPC commissioners. “We’re going to look at all of them,” he said.

Greenways low on food chain Greenways are important to the quality of life of any city. Recently, I interviewed Lori Goerlich, the city’s new coordinator. Goerlich turned 30 on April 15. Her degree is in landscape architecture from Iowa State University.

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She is a very pleasant, likeable and earnest young woman who still has a lot to learn about Knoxville and her way around the city’s 50 miles of greenways. In fairness, she has been here for only two months and is working to get acquainted. She succeeds Donna Young who was super aggressive and energetic, a tough act to follow. She has had one meeting with Mayor Rogero which lasted 90 minutes, she said. The meeting included two of her supervisors, Joe Walsh and senior director Christi Branscom. The chain of command has her reporting to Walsh, who reports to Branscom, who reports to Eddie Mannis who reports to the Mayor. So Goerlich is four persons down the food chain from the mayor. She said the Mayor expressed support and listened carefully. The mayor’s recently adopted budget includes only one mile of greenway (near First Creek) at a cost of $1 million – 80 percent of which is federal money. If Rogero builds a mile a year, she will have added only 4 miles of greenways in her first term which would fall short of what can and should be done. We are told that in-house work will be done on other greenways. Hopefully, that is true but the proof will be in the delivery. Extending the Sue Clancy green-

way from Adair Park over to Broadway is an obvious and easy greenway to push forward. The city Greenways Commission has not had a chair since Will Skelton resigned over two years ago. The city website lists clearly has not been updated as the list of members still shows Donna Young as greenways co-coordinator when she retired eight months ago. The Commission is inactive and its website is woefully out of date. I have no doubt that Mayor Rogero genuinely backs more greenways. Gov. Bill Haslam is a strong friend in Nashville who can assist in making sure Knoxville receives transportation greenway grants when applications are submitted. Haslam recently announced a $430,000 grant to Sevierville for a greenway to Pigeon Forge. Lori Goerlich is eager but untested. She does not know the politics of city hall or Tennessee. It is uncertain how aggressive she will be. The Mayor is the captain of the team. My hope is that greenways under Rogero will take off and set new records of completion. Pensions: The city pension fund is nowhere close to meeting the 6.5 percent goal of growth established in the Mayor’s pension proposal. This makes the financial assumptions of the proposed city charter amendment shaky. Some argue the plan should be rejected at the ballot box if altered. Hopefully, local media will cover this issue intensely between now and November when voters decide the matter. Three council members already voted no on it. They are Duane Grieve, Marshall Stair and Nick Della Volpe. Finbarr Saunders voted against the hybrid plan before he switched and voted for it feeling it is better than nothing. Knoxville CPA Robert Zivi argues this proposal is worst than doing nothing.


The $35 million question Knox County Commission is scrambling for cover as parents across the county realize that the budget “compromise” adopted June 4 does not fund promised school building improvements and lacks money for technology. The most interesting conundrum is in District 7 where school board member Kim Sepesi secured capital improvements for Shannondale, Adrian Burnett and Powell elementary schools, along with Powell High School, in the school board budget. Then her district

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colleague, Commissioner R. Larry Smith, opposed the funding. He even voted “no” on the compromise which did not raise taxes. We asked Sepesi at last week’s Powell Republican Club what happens to those building projects. “I don’t know,” she said.

“Our district was getting the bulk of the capital improvements.” Meanwhile, Smith has told at least two Republican Clubs that he voted “no” in part because he felt bullied by this writer and reporter Jake Mabe who handed out feathers to commissioners with the message: “Leaders find a way to lead; chickens find a way to hide.” Sepesi demonstrated skill in securing the school board’s commitment for projects in her district. But the board can’t go forward

Kim Sepesi speaking to the Powell Republican Club. without funding. Smith demonstrated political cowardice in opposing the funding. We say, if the feather fits, fluff it.

Massey and Jenkins and Minnie Pearl By Anne Hart There’s no question that the Duncan family knows how to throw a party. After all, they have been hosting the hugely popular Duncan barbecue at the Civic Coliseum since 1968. In addition to the nearly 10,000 local party faithful who attend that event held in October of years when there is a November election, it has also been attended by such luminaries as former president George W. Bush, back when he was a mere governor, and former Sen. Elizabeth Dole, back when she was campaigning for her husband, Bob Dole, during his run for the presidency. So it should come as no surprise that state Sen. Becky Duncan Massey, whose dad, the late U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan, started the whole thing, and whose brother, U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., has continued the tradition, has inherited the gene for giving a great party. She proved it last Tuesday evening at The Foundry at World’s Fair Park when several hundred guests were on hand as she announced her campaign for re-election to the Legislature from the 6th District. There was good food, plenty of liquid libation and lots of fine company. Massery was introduced by state Sen. Randy McNally, who extolled Massey’s work during her first year in the Senate, and urged those on hand to “find what you can do to bring her back and go out and do it.” Massey is running in the Aug. 2 primary for a full four-year term. She was

Knox County Commissioner Ed Shouse, left, and former Knoxville mayor and ambassador to Poland Victor Ashe were among the several hundred supporters of Becky Duncan Massey on hand at The Foundry last week when she announced her campaign for re-election to the state Senate. Photo by A. Hart elected last year to fill the unexpired term of Jamie Woodson, who resigned to head the state education collaborative SCORE. The executive director of the nonprofit Sertoma Center, Massey said her first year in office had been “absolutely amazing. It was a year of great successes for our state.” She said she wants to return to Nashville “to assure a government that is both consumer and business friendly, to support lower taxes and to support teachers and our most vulnerable population: those who don’t need a hand-out but a hand-up.”

Jenkins’ jibes Local Republican Party chair Ray Hal Jenkins couldn’t be at the Massey event, but the ever clever Jenkins still managed to

provide some timely comments about the opposition. Referring to the unsuccessful attempt of Shelley Breeding, whose home straddles the line separating Knox and Anderson counties, to run as a Democratic Party candidate in the new 89th District seat in the General Assembly, Jenkins jibed, “The Democrats’ answer to the poor shape they’re in is to outsource their candidates to Anderson County.” And of local Democrat Party chair Gloria Johnson he quipped, “Her answer to every race is to move there and run for the seat.”

It must have been Minnie Pearl’s ghost who caused lots of good humored laughs from observers and just a tad of embarrassment for a local newspaper writer/ photographer covering the Massey event. Every time the photog raised her arm to take a picture of guests, the price tag still affi xed to her brand new jacket dangled from its underarm for all to see. My new heroes? Local CPA Debbie Diddle, who had the courage to call the couture calamity to my attention, and attorney Howard Vogel who loaned her his pocket knife, complete with tiny scissors, to cut off the offending tag. Minnie Pearl imitator Many, many thanks to Those old enough to you two. You handled the remember the Grand ‘ol situation with grace and Opry’s Minnie Pearl will charm. recall her hat with the price As for me: I can’t rememtag dangling off its edge. ber ever laughing so hard.

Dems blast GOP over jobs Veteran Democratic state Rep. Joe Armstrong says that legislation his party has been working on over the past year will put Tennesseans to work, if Republicans will get out of the way. Armstrong and county party chair Gloria Johnson, who is also a candidate for the 13th District House seat being vacated by Harry Tindell, held a press conference/small business roundtable last week to talk about the Tennessee First Act and other measures they said would help home-grown businesses. “This year in the Legislature, we spent an enormous amount of time disputing absurd legislation,” Armstrong said. “The Monkey Bill, the Don’t Say Gay Bill, telling private universities like Vanderbilt how to run their campuses. … we spent a considerable amount of time talking about repealing the Affordable Care Act, when we have no standing. All of his took time away from important things.” Johnson, a special education teacher, echoed Armstrong’s sentiments.

Betty Bean “I see a lot of legislation that tells me I can’t talk about hand-holding with my students, but not much about helping business and creating new jobs. … We’re interested in getting our neighbors back to work.” Armstrong said the Democratic Caucus went across the state last year talking to small business owners and workers about the problems they face. “We designed a package of bills we felt were nonpartisan, like Tennessee Contractors First, which gives Tennessee contractors an advantage on state jobs. The state spends a lot of money (on building projects) and if we can give our small businesses an advantage, we want to do that. “But that bill was killed in subcommittee. We plan to bring that one back.” West Knox Republican Ryan Haynes chairs the

Democrats Joe Armstrong and Gloria Johnson listen to small business owners’ wish lists. Photo by Betty Beans State and Local Government subcommittee, which summarily quashed the Contractors First bill without discussion. He says his subcommittee did the right thing because the bill could violate reciprocity agreements with surrounding states and hurt Tennessee contractors’ ability to do business elsewhere. “This was a bill being brought for 100 percent political reasons,” he said. “That’s why past administrations haven’t supported it. Some of those bills get to the point of being ridiculous.” Haynes conceded that his party has backed its fair share of “political” legislation, and said he wishes that both parties would focus on “true job creation and eco-

nomic development. “Unfortunately we don’t ever seem to make that the No. 1 priority.” Johnson is underwhelmed by Haynes’ assessment of Tennessee Contractors First, and cited a nearly $10 million slope repair job on an I-75 mudslide in Campbell County that went to a Kentucky company this spring. “There was only a slight cost difference. Seems to me it would be good for Tennessee workers to keep that job here. Across the state people are very supportive of this bill. It just makes sense to hire Tennessee contractors when we can. “Just because we’ve been doing it this way forever doesn’t mean that it’s not something we can do better.”


Finding ‘Dallas’ in Dallas Most college kids head to sandy beaches during the summer. We went to Southfork. The new TNT update of “Dallas,” the popular 1980s CBS-TV drama, makes me think about the pilgrimage I once made with a couple of high school buddies, Drew Weaver and Dewayne Lawson, to the Parker, Texas, ranch popularized in the series. “Dallas” was a television phenomenon the likes of which we’ll never see again. It reached its peak in the days before VCRs and cable television became ubiquitous. I can remember folks leaving high school football games early, even when the result was still in doubt, to get home in time to watch J.R. Ewing do his thing. The show was a Friday night ritual in our house. Well, up until Victoria Principal’s character dreamt the entire 1985-86 season. (Don’t ask.) Just before the fall semester, in August 1998, we visited my stepdad, Mike McConkey, who had been transferred to Phoenix, Ariz. Plotting our route, we purposefully decided to return to Knoxville by way of I-10 and I-20 for one reason. We were going to Dallas to see “Dallas.”

Southfork Ranch in Parker, Texas. The house does not sit as far from the road as it appears. Photos by Drew Weaver Turns out the ranch now known as Southfork was once owned by a guy named J.R. – J.R. Duncan. He called it Duncan Acres. It is a heck of a lot smaller than TV magic makes it look. The driveway is small, too, and the pool is even smaller. None of the interiors were filmed in the house (except in two mid-1990s TV movies). They were shot at a private home near Dallas and both its interior and the exterior at Southfork were replicated on a Hollywood sound stage. Our tour guide at Southfork was a charming woman who didn’t know much about the series. We kept peppering her with questions she couldn’t answer. But, she took a liking to three 20-year-olds from Tennessee – either that or she thought we were crazy –

and offered to take our picture in a roped off area in the living room in front of a huge portrait of actor Jim “Jock Ewing” Davis, who died in 1981 when “Dallas” was in its heyday. Next door to the ranch is a “Dallas” museum, filled with designer gowns, Jock Ewing’s Lincoln Continental and, yep, even the gun used to “shoot” J.R. in that famous 1980 episode. I bought a “Ewing 1” license plate in the gift shop. The No.1 reason I like this silly show is Larry Hagman. The fact that he never won an Emmy for his portrayal of J.R. Ewing is about as big of a joke as Peyton Manning not winning the Heisman. The TNT series is surprisingly good, in no small part because of the presence of original series stars Hagman

Three fans from Knoxville pose in front of the famous photo of the late Jim “Jock Ewing” Davis at Southfork Ranch in Parker, Texas, in this Shopper file photo. Exterior shots of the house from the popular TV series “Dallas” were filmed here.

The famous entrance sign and driveway at Southfork Ranch. (who is 80!), Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy. Still, the new, glossy, high-definition “Dallas” can never replace the original, perhaps because a fad belongs to its day. As en-

joyable as it is, the new “Dal- for the best, too. las” will never be “DALLAS.” See for yourself at 9 p.m. Plus, I sincerely doubt it (Eastern) Wednesday nights will cause any college kids on TNT this summer. to skip the surf and take a Visit Jake Mabe online at jakemabe. sojourn to Southfork. That’s

UT NOTES ■ The newly-created Ashe Lecture Series has been established to bring government leaders, past and present, to the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy to speak on policy matters including foreign relations, diplomacy, world affairs and local government. The lecture series is named in honor of Victor H. Ashe, former Knoxville mayor and U.S. ambassador to Poland and was created to honor Sen. Baker. Info: Michelle Castro, 974-3816 or mcastro@ ■ Tami Wyatt, associate professor in the College of Nursing, has been named an Academy of Nursing Education Fellow, part of the National League of Nursing (NLN)’s Tami Wyatt Academy of Nursing Education. This is the university’s first nursing professor to be named a fellow. Wyatt will be inducted Sept. 21 in Anaheim, Calif. ■ Georgiana Vines, adjunct faculty member and Knoxville News Sentinel political columnist, established the Georgiana Vines Endowed Scholarship Fund at The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. The fund awards merit-based aid to Baker Scholars enrolled in the College of Communication and Information. ■ The Center for Information and Communication Studies has received funding for projects to support rural librarians and increase the number of Hispanic library science faculty members. Bharat Mehra and Vandana Singh of UT’s School of Information Sciences (SIS) have received a $478,258 grant for the continuation of the school’s Information Technology Rural Librarian Master’s Scholarship Program Phase II (ITRL2). Ed Cortez and Suzie Allard of SIS and Bryan Heidom and Patty Overall of the University of Arizona received a $339,593 grant for the LaSCALA (Latino Scholars Cambio Leadership Academy) program. The grant will be used to recruit and educate four Hispanic/ Latino doctoral students, with the goal of placing them in faculty positions around the country.

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A-6 • JUNE 25, 2012 • HALLS/FOUNTAIN CITY SHOPPER-NEWS over. It is 161 extra points in a row and three-point kicks that win instead of break your heart. It is many memories of pancake blocks, knockout tackles, impossible interceptions, missed calls and fumbles lost and found. Tennessee football is fantastic comebacks and horrendous upsets and the wonderful, awful TALES OF TENNESSEE | Marvin West difference in winning and losing. All that is what Tennessee football used to be – always relevant, often exciting, sometimes Tennessee football is 794 vic- Wild Bull and Swamp Rat. It is the series of remarkable terrific. tories, the giant stadium, pasThis is the revitalization time sionate fans, sensational statis- events that led to the national tics, unforgettable plays and un- championship of 1998. It is The of Tennessee football. Hope is believable stories – Jack Reyn- Stop against Billy Cannon and here. Rebirth seems likely. Imolds hacksawing his Jeep in the Miracle at South Bend and provement is just around the corhalf, Richmond Flowers racing a those delightful Sugar Vols and ner. Derek Dooley is optimistic. This is the year of eight victoquarter horse, Peyton Manning what they did to Miami. dropping his drawers. Tennessee football is the stat- ries minimum, maybe nine, and Tennessee football is the ue of Neyland, tailgate gather- a bowl game that Tyler Bray will checkerboard end zone and the ings and old Vols in the Hall of find worthy of his time and effort. Search for a four-leaf cloPride of the Southland band and Fame. It is long runs, long passes nicknames like Bad News and and punts that fly high and turn ver to go with your faith that

the new defensive staff will inspire hits you can hear. Believe that there really is a forthcoming running attack. Count the number of players with big-play potential. Count the number of years remaining on Dooley’s contract. There had to be changes. Tennessee 2011 lacked adult supervision, maybe outside, certainly from within. There were hints of statistical selfishness. If there was leadership, it wasn’t always going in the best direction. There were so many negatives and criticisms – significant injuries, no running punch, inept kicking, sad second half at Arkansas, Dooley’s orange pants. And then came the Kentucky game. Indeed, there were changes. And growth. And an improved outlook. Now is the time for good things to happen. Time runneth short. Dooley has bet the farm on

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an area where fresh water was scarce, so our conservation habits have not created a problem. My family installed a bathroom even prior to the establishment of the First Utility District which gave the little village “city water” as the locals called it. Prior to that, our water supply came from a well which we drilled in the late 1940s, but the water was often muddy and it was hard to tell whether you were cleaner after the bath than you were before. Moreover, we had no hot water heater, so hot water had to be poured into the tub, but to rinse off you had to use the overhead shower, which spewed cold water. Now, one might think that the situation I have described was one of an impoverished family. By today’s standards that would certainly be true. But we felt fortunate to have an indoor bathroom because most families in the village had an outdoor privy and took a bath in a wash tub about once each week, usually on Saturday night to get ready for

church on Sunday. But the conditions described were typical of rural areas in the South during the mid-20th century. And even into the 1950s, some outlying areas still depended on kerosene lamps for light and fireplaces to warm the house in winter. Having an abundant water supply had long been a dream for most village residents, and although community meetings were often held to discuss the matter, no serious action was ever taken to implement a plan. But on April 6, 1954, discussion gave way to action. A meeting was called at Farragut High School by the Farragut Civic Club. Utility districts were authorized under a 1937 enabling act of the Tennessee state Legislature to improve public health and promote economic development. At that meeting, County Judge C. Howard Bozeman, using that 1937 legislation, appointed three members to head up the district. Former town of Farragut mayor Bob Leonard was hired to do the legal work

and Fred McFee was selected as general manager. The system came online in October 1955, and 740 customers signed up. Today, the First Utility District has more than 30,000 customers (many of whom have swimming pools) and an infrastructure worth more than $100 million. But the town owes a lot to those early visionaries who realized that growth could only come with the development of modern utilities. Today, many of our citizens, particularly those under 50 years old, would find it difficult to comprehend the value of abundant water, nor would they realize that the amount of water required to fill a modest swimming pool would have been equal to a year’s supply for a family in Concord Village 60 years ago. Abundant water is now taken for granted which gives us more time to focus on such modern technologies as smartphones, fast computers and 3-D television, but water? Well, it is just there when we need it.

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Water was once a scarce resource MALCOLM’S CORNER | Malcolm Shell Along with the Dogwood Arts Festival, pollen and annual house cleaning, another ritual of spring is the cleaning of swimming pools. It seems to continually f lood the streets with water. I was watching one of our neighbors prepare their pool for the summer and I couldn’t help but wonder how many 50-gallon barrels of water it took to fi ll it up. Of course, some simple math gave a pretty good estimate, but the thing that came to my mind is what a difference 60 years makes in the availability of water. When the pioneers were set-

tling the area, one of their primary considerations in selecting a place to build their cabins was the availability of fresh water for drinking and keeping their perishable food cool. Campbell’s Station had an abundant supply of springs and aquifers which made it an ideal location. But water still had to be used sparingly. Early programming and habits are hard to overcome. In the 21st century I still find myself using water very sparingly at our home. And it still makes me feel a little guilty when our lawn irrigation system is running. Fortunately, my wife also came from

Sal Sunseri. The head coach wasn’t miserable with his previous defensive coordinator but he wanted a more aggressive concept and varied alignments. Southeastern Conference rivals had found the Volunteers very predictable. Sunseri has no significant experience as a coordinator but he has been through the wars. He has passion. And, his defensive ideas are very much in line with what Dooley wanted. Attack! Surprise. No sitting ducks. Sunseri will be the key. If he can tie loose ends together, if he can eliminate staff confusion and indecision on the field, if he can get pressure on enemy passers, the Vols have a chance to be better. Maybe much better. Maybe even a little bit like Tennessee football used to be.


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Midpoint As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease. (Genesis 8:22 NRSV) Sure on this shining night Of starmade shadows round, Kindness must watch for me This side the ground. The late year lies down the north. All is healed, all is health. High summer holds the earth.

I weep for wonder wand’ring far alone Of shadows on the stars. (“Sure on This Shining Night,” James Agee)

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CROSS CURRENTS Oddly enough, the word sun appears in the Bible for the first time in Genesis 15, when Abram sacrificed to God, and God made his covenant with Abram. (All the earlier references in Genesis refer simply to “light.”) Even in that scene of mystery, it was a setting sun, heading straight for deep darkness. But then, in the last chapter of the Old Testament, comes the promise to those who are faithful: “See, the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble. … But for you who revere my name the sun of righteousness shall rise, with healing in its wings.” (Malachi 4: 1a, 2) We stand at the midpoint. “The day is coming,” Malachi says. He didn’t say it is here. But Malachi says – to me at least – that much like the earth’s journey around the sun, our journey through life is one of seasons, of light and darkness, and heat and cold, and that God is in it and over it and the Author and Finisher of it all.

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July 4th events ■ Grace Baptist Church, 7171 Oak Ridge Highway, will host its annual “Grace American Cookout” at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 1, with fireworks to follow. Nationally recognized war hero Clebe McClary will speak at the church that morning at 8:45 and 10:30. Everyone is invited. Info:

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Hearts all whole. Sure on this shining night

Tonight, when I went out to say goodnight to the world, the western sky was still lavender. The summer solstice is near enough (just a day away as I write) that the ancient pagan remnants deep in my DNA are alert and aware. I have been watching the light for days now. It slants through the small windows in my front door, finding its way into unexpected corners. It sets the meadow aglow, with long shadows stretching across the green expanse. It lingers until late bedtime – not full light, by any means, but light enough to make out the fence rows and the trees that line the creek. I remember a night on a mission trip to Willow, Alaska, when I went to bed at 11 p.m. and it was still broad daylight. I stood long, looking out my window, finding it difficult to believe. Knoxville’s own poet James Agee called this moment “high summer.” The solstice is a moment, a heartbeat, really, in the earth’s journey around the sun. Maybe that is what makes it so breath-taking – that fleeting moment of perfection, of ultimate sunlight (at least in the northern hemisphere), when the earth stands at the midpoint between spring and fall, and half a solar system away from winter.


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■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, will sponsor a Medic blood drive 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, in room 209. Info: 690-1060. ■ 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. ■ Dante Church of God will distribute “Boxes of Blessings” (food) 9-11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, or until all the boxes are gone. Anyone who would like a box is welcome to come, but you must be present to receive a box and there is a limit of one box per household. Info: 689-4829. ■ Knoxville Free Food Market, 4625 Mill Branch Lane (across from Tractor Supply in Halls), distributes free food 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each third Saturday. Info: 566-1265. ■ New Hope Baptist Church distributes food from its food pantry to local families in need 6-8 p.m. each third Thursday. Info: 688-5330.

Music services ■ Gospel singings 7:30 p.m. Saturdays at Judy’s Barn off Hickory Valley Road on Grissom Road behind Big Ridge Elementary in Union County. Info: Jim Wyrick, 254-0820. Admission is free. ■ Mount Harmony Baptist Church, 819 Raccoon Valley Road, will host a singing 7 p.m. Saturday, June 30, with the Macedonia Baptist Church singers from Maynardville

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■ New Beverly Baptist Church will host The New Calvary Echoes at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 8. A love offering will be taken. Info: 546-001 or www.

■ St. Paul UMC, 4014 Garden Drive, will host a showing of “Mary Poppins” on Friday, June 29, at dusk. Bring lawn chairs. Free popcorn and lemonade will be served.

■ Oaks Chapel Church on Raccoon Valley Road will host a singing 7 p.m. Saturday, June 30, featuring Barbara Johnson, Eddie Smith and others. Everyone is welcome. Roger Short is pastor.

■ Freeway Church of God is holding a gospel tent meeting 6:30 p.m. Fridays at the Ray Viles car lot on Highway 61 in Clinton. Info: 567-9600.

Ridge Highway, will host its third annual outdoor worship service 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 1. Fellowship and dinner will follow on the church grounds, and fried chicken will be served. Bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share. Info: or 690-1060.


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■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, holds a beginner yoga class 6-7 p.m. Mondays in the family life center. Cost is $10 per class or $40 for five classes. Bring a mat, towel and water. Info: Dena Bower, 567-7615 or email denabower@

■ Faith UMC, 1120 Dry Gap Pike, Young at Heart group meets 10 a.m. to noon each first Tuesday. Everyone is invited. Info: www. or 688-1000.

■ Beaver Ridge UMC, will hold Open Gym Night each Wednesday during summer from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Everyone is invited. Elementary-age children must have a guardian accompany them. Info: randycreswell@ or 690-1060.

Special services ■ The Knoxville Fellowship Luncheon (KFL) will meet at noon Tuesday, June 26, at Golden Corral on Clinton Highway. Walter “Joe” Marshall will speak. Info: ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak

■ Callahan Road Baptist Church, 1336 Callahan Road, will host free Drive-In movies at dusk every other Friday through Aug. 17 (weather permitting). Movies will include “Cars 2” and “Adventures of Tin Tin.” Concessions will be available for purchase. No skateboards, scooters or roller skates. Info: 938-3410. ■ New Covenant Fellowship Church, 6828 Central Avenue Pike, will hold Pilates class 5:45

■ Fairview Baptist Church, 7424 Fairview Road off East Emory Road, hosts a Celebrate Recovery program 7-9 p.m. Thursdays.

Youth programs ■ First Lutheran Church, 1207 N. Broadway, will have a Noah’s Ark themed summer day camp 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday, Aug. 3. All children ages 3-12 are invited. Cost is $75 to register and $100 per week or $40 per day. Kids may attend any part of the summer. Info: Shirley Eimmerman, 524-0366 or 524-0308.

Schriver named to national board The Rev. Ragan Schriver, executive director of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, has been named board member-elect to Catholic Charities USA’s Board of Trustees. His three-year term will begin during the group’s annual meeting in St. Louis on Sept. 29. Catholic Charities USA is the national office for agencies and affiliates which serve more than 10 million people each year regardless of Schriver religious, social or economic background.


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Rogero changed the conversation. The first time she ran for mayor (2003) folks wondered if a woman could be Rogero elected. She lost to Bill Haslam, but not by much. When she ran in 2011, the initial favorites were Rogero and Marilyn Roddy. Folks figured the next mayor would be a woman, but which one? Rogero was so comfortable speaking to the East Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women she talked for an hour and then fielded questions using neither notes nor lectern. After

REUNIONS ■ Central High School Class of 1948 will hold its 64th reunion Saturday, July 28, at All Occasion Catering, 922 N. Central Ave. Fellowship starts at 11 a.m. with lunch at noon. Info: Mary Frances Tucker, 539-6242 or email

her first six months on the job, she says it’s a lot more fun to be mayor than to run for mayor. “When you campaign, you say the same things over and over. When you are mayor, you get to do it. It’s so much better. “In the primary I got within 16 votes of winning it all,” she said, recalling the nail-biting election watch last September when she far outpaced her opponents, but fell short of the outright majority she needed to end the campaign with the primary. She went on to face the well-funded, aggressive Mark Padgett in November. “That was the hardest six weeks of my life. You spend all your money (in the primary) and drag yourself through another six weeks – we had 52 forums altogether, and that’s way too

COMMUNITY CLUBS ■ Knoxville Writers’ Group will meet 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at Naples Italian restaurant on Kingston Pike. Members will read from works-in-progress and published works. Allinclusive lunch is $12. RSVP by Monday, June 25, 9833740. Everyone is invited. ■ Knoxville Writers’ Guild

■ Central High School Class of 1962 will hold its 50-year reunion July 6-7. Info: Bob Davis, 689-4302, or Diane Turner Sebby, 521-6652. ■ Central High School Class of 1967 will hold its 45th reunion Friday through Sunday, July 22-24. Info: Idonna Tillery Bryson, 688-5816, or Ann Paylor Williams, 687-7759. ■ Fulton High School Class of 1972 is planning its 40th reunion celebration 6 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at The Foundry, 747 World’s Fair Park Drive, and will include a catered dinner buffet, photos by a professional photographer that will be available online, Jake the DJ from Ogle Entertainment and more. The cost is $55 until July 13 and $75 at the door. Dress is business casual. Mail registration to: FHS Class Reunion, 4224 Williamson Drive, Knoxville, TN 37938. Info: Debbie Helton Keebler, 922-0049. ■ Halls High School Class of 1965 will hold a reunion July 28 at Beaver Brook Country Club. Any class is welcome. Info/ reservations: George VanDeGriff, 922-8345 or 278-6724. ■ Standard Knitting Mills reunion is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 4 at the John T. O’Connor Senior Center. Any employee or relative is welcome. Food donations are accepted; limited to finger foods. Info: 523-5463. ■ Ye Olde Burlington Gang will have a reunion and dinner 6 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at Macedonia UMC, 4630 Holston Drive. If you grew up or lived in Burlington from the 1920’s and beyond, this is for you. Admission is free but bring a covered dish for the dinner.

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many.” She won with 59 percent of the vote. Rogero got her start in politics in 1990 when she ran for County Commission. She had some serious perceived negatives – she was a Democrat, she was divorced and she wasn’t from here – but, she’d been involved in community and school issues (her children were 11 and 14 and attending public school), and had a broad network of friends. She still has five or six Rolodexes with 500 cards each from those days, and she dropped one of many pieces of advice for any aspiring office seekers in the group: “Start your database now. That’s critical.” Rogero was the first Democratic woman ever elected to Knox County Commission, and she im-

mediately attracted attention for butting heads with GOP stalwarts, like Sheriff Tim Hutchison. When she ran for re-election, she faced an aggressive opponent who “sent out a lot of negative mailings.” Rogero says she stayed positive and won again. After eight years, she “self-term limited.” After she lost in 2003, she said she made an effort to support Haslam, who also was very kind to her. “Our race was about issues, and when it was over, I felt it was important that I support him and rebuild the community, not tear it down. Bill and I would get together occasionally – I was a gracious loser, he was a gracious winner – and three years later, he asked me to join his administration as director of Community Development.” At this point she laughed, reminded the group that the department was mired in scandal then and cracked a joke: “Was that his way to retaliate against me?” Her job with Haslam turned out well, despite the

economic crash of 2008. With federal money coming in, she worked to “green” her department, enabling collaboration with every city department. “And I always thought I’d take that plunge (to run for mayor again) if I felt good about it.” Mayor Rogero got her first budget approved and is proud of the “cabinet” she has assembled. She’s tackled the thorny pension liability and thinks her administration has produced a workable “hybrid” plan that, if approved by voters, will protect city employees and taxpayers, although she knows there’s more work to be done, including financing a $130 million unfunded pension liability. She claims a good working relationship with Tim Burchett and also with Gov. Haslam. She welcomes new ideas and constructive criticism, and encourages that from her staff. “I’m very much into collaborative leadership. I value ideas. We’ll sit there and argue it out. If you don’t hear it in your office, you’ll

hear it when you go out. I don’t want a lot of yes people around me. I want the give and take.” When someone asked why County Commission and City Council each has only one female member, she turned the question around: “Why don’t you run?” She said she doesn’t read online comments and warned the group that candidates must pick the right office and the right time, and must grow a thick hide. “Women are criticized a lot. Awful things can be said about you, and some people have nothing better to do than make up stories,” she said, paraphrasing a passage from Martin Luther King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail:” “If I responded to every criticism that comes across my desk, I would have no time for constructive work. You don’t have to please everybody all the time. It’s important. You just have to be honest and be clear about where you stand. We’ve got to be players and be willing to take the heat at times.” have VBS 7-9 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 25-29. Info: Leeann, 789-7482.

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■ Church at Sterchi Hills, “Courageous Kids,” 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 25-29, Preregister at ■ Faith UMC, 1120 Dry Gap Pike, will host “Sky: Everything is Possible With God” VBS 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 25-29, for ages 3 through 5th grade. There will be a snack

supper, music, dramas, crafts and more. Info: 688-1000. ■ First Lutheran Church, 1207 N. Broadway, will have VBS 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, June 25-29 for kids in preschool through 6th grade. Info: 524-0366 before noon. ■ Hilltop Baptist Church, 8212 Walker Road, will

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Let’s help somebody By Madeline Lonas How do you get children to eat healthier? What is the best way to get people to stop smoking? How do we prevent babies from being born substance-abused? Is the food on your plate safe to eat? The mission of the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) is to encourage, promote and assure the development of an active, healthy community through innovative public health practices. The interns learned it’s a big job, being led by Dr. Martha Buchanan who says, “The community is now my p at i e nt .” She said child hood diabetes is being diagBuchanan nosed at the same rate as for adults and she is very concerned that the law requires that only 1/3 of our school lunches be composed of local foods. Dr. Buchanan pointed out the benefit of pushing for more local food. This practice benefits our health along with our local food growers and suppliers, and generates more local taxes dol-

studies show that proper hand-washing can reduce foodborne problems by 80 percent because most of the problems are fecal to oral. Brooke Rathnow, who teaches healthy behaviors for pregnancy, introduced us to 3 demonstration babies. The alcohol affected baby was very boney, skinny and tiny. The baby’s eyes were smaller than a normal baby. Also, the crease between the nose and lips was not developed. The drug-affected baby didn’t look as different, but acted different. It was very weak and shook from having withdrawal from the drugs. The Shaken Baby had a clear plastic head showing its brain. Rathnow demonstrated the effects of shaking a baby, and at first the baby cried, but the more it was shaken, the weaker the cries became until they stopped. While she was shaking the model baby, lights lit up showing the brain damage. The baby would stop crying because it would black out or the neck would snap and it would die. The baby can also suffer from breaks to longer bones on its arm and legs, ribs and even damage to the spinal cord. The KCHD isn’t just helping somebody, they are helping everybody.

lars. Everyone wins. “Lets Help Somebody” is the KCHD motto explained D. Andes. He described the numerous programs and services offered by Andes the KCHD from birth through old age. They provide services that range from infant vaccines to mosquito spraying. Scott Bryan, manager of Food Inspection, said that they inspect theaters and hotels/ motels, but the “meat and potatoes” of the Bryan inspections are really the restaurants. The top 10 things most restaurants fail at are failing to cool, cross-contamination, personal hygiene, improper reheating, improper holding, mixing of raw and cooked foods, food from unapproved sources, improper cleaning, over-prepping food and inadequate cooking. Hand-washing is a real problem. He said

Not just shots By Sarah Dixon On our second week as Shopper interns, we traveled to the Knox County Health Department. We met in a classroom where Ranee Randby brought in experts to talk about what they do. Dr. Martha Buchanan, the health officer for the county, told us about the many roles that the health department plays in the community. She said the focus is on policy, partnership and protection. Her passion for the job was evident when she said, “The community is my patient now.” She gave us new ideas of how to help our community when she stated, “We are not going to help the community one person at a time.” D. Andes shared his role in the Social Services Indigent Program that helps people to get teeth pulled, qualified job interviews, medication and things that they really need. He talked to us about the people that scare us that live on the side of the road and opened our eyes to who they really are by saying, “People are just

Caroline and Elizabeth Longmire pass around the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome model baby. Photos by Sarah Dixon people, and sometimes bad things happen to them.” Scott Bryan, a health inspector, was a big hit with all of us as he elaborately explained foodborne illnesses, bacteria in the food we eat and what goes into an inspection. Our tour guide there laughed and said, “I hope you know where your food comes from.” Bryan had detailed stories of revolting things he had found and seen in his years as an inspector. “It’s a really cool job,” he said, though none of us were convinced. The last person to speak was Brooke Rathnow who

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Helping others live abundantly By Sara Barrett After lunch, the theme of people helping people continued as the group toured Knox Area Rescue Ministries with its marketing/ communications director, Sue Renfro. The interns walked past hundreds of beds that would be filled that evening with folks who had nowhere else to turn. Renfro told the group about promising programs, including the Abundant Sue Renfro, marketing and communications director for Life Kitchen and Launch KARM, talks to the Shopper-News interns in the chapel before Point – both of which offer leading a tour of the building. Photo by Mitchell Kolinsky The Roy Kay Trio entertains the crowd at the Knoxville Welcome Center downtown. Group opportunities for people to members include Mike Geglia, Roy Kay and Robin Cady. Photo by Caroline Longmire find a fresh start who may otherwise slip through the cracks.

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By Caroline Longmire This past Tuesday the interns had the pleasure of going to the Knoxville Welcome Center where WDVX Radio was broadcasting live music. The Coop Café, located inside the welcome center, offered a variety of fresh and healthy foods such as chicken salad sandwiches, bagels and home-made

blueberry muffins. The modern café and live bluegrass music provided a cultural atmosphere. Two bands played while we munched on our bagged lunches – Jack Herranen and the Little Red Band and the Roy Kay Trio. Jack Herranen’s group featured Chris Zuhr, Sam Hardin, Jon Whitlock and Kyle Campbell. The second band was from Seat-

tle, Wash., and featured Roy Kay, Robin Cady and Mike Geglia. The three men serenaded the crowd with their cheerful tunes and beautiThe men’s sleeping room at ful harmonies. KARM has Bibles placed along Our entire group of inthe walls for bedtime reading. terns, including the chap- Photo by Sarah Dixon erones, had a wonderful time listening to the live music and enjoying lunch while visiting downtown Knoxville.

Jack Herranen and Chris Zuhr perform on WDVX with the group Jack Herranen and the Little Red Band. The interns enjoyed lunch and musical entertainment at the Knoxville Welcome Center and were introduced as a group on the radio. Photo by Ruth White

The lunchroom at Knox Area Rescue Ministries is ready for visitors. KARM serves roughly 1,000 meals a day. Photo by Melinda Taylor

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Baer awarded Rotary Club scholarship Aaron Baer of Central High will be announced as the winner of the 2012 Rotary Foundation of Knoxville scholarship, which will provide him with $4,000 per year for each of his four years at the University of Tennessee. He plans to major in chemistry, as a pre-med. Baer was selected from more than 80 applicants. “The scholarship is awarded on the basis of three chief criteria,” said Charlie Harr, chair of the Rotary Club of Knoxville’s Scholarship Awards committee. “We look at character and work ethic, the family financial situation, and what the person has done in and out of high school.” Baer was the captain of Central’s Science Bowl team, was a section leader in the Central High symphonic band where he played clarinet and plays in the East Tennessee Concert Band. He had a weighted grade-point average of 4.28 and earned Advanced Placement credit in multiple subjects.

KIDS NOTES ■ Kitchen Fixins – A Healthy Cooking Class for Children, 10 and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, at Smart Toys and Books, 9700 Kingston Pike in Franklin Square. Ages 5 and up; $15 materials charge. Reservations are required: 691-1154.

■ Designing with Duct Tape, 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at Smart Toys and Books. Ages 7 and up; reservations and a materials fee of $5 required in advance: 691-1154.

■ Family Game Night, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 29, at Smart Toys and Books. Refreshments available. Ages 3 and up; no charge, but reservations required: 691-1154.

■ Summer Acting Camp for high school students, presented by Clarence Brown Theatre Company, will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 23 to Aug. 3, in Clarence Brown Theatre performance spaces. Limited to 20 students. Cost is $525. To register: shtml or contact Terry Silver-Alford,

■ HonorAir Knoxville Guardian Program is now open to high school students 17 years or older interested in the Oct. 3 flight to Washington, D.C. Applications are due by Aug. 8. Students must have their parent’s permission to participate, complete the online guardian application at and submit a short essay of 200 words or less explaining why they are interested in being an HonorAir Knoxville guardian. Info: 938-7701.

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Norwood artist ‘back home’ By Betsy Pickle Even though she’s performing on WDVX’s Tennessee Shines program for the first time tonight (Monday, June 25), singer-songwriter-keyboardist Lydia Salnikova feels that she’s coming “home.” “I have done the Blue Plate Special a couple of times, and I’ve done the Writer’s Block with Karen Reynolds,” says Salnikova. “I have already a very cordial relationship with the radio station, and they’ve been kind and gracious enough to play some of my music. “So going back there and getting another show is an exciting thing. I feel like, ‘Oh, I’m back home.’” Salnikova and veteran Knoxville jazz trio Boling, Brown & Holloway will share the stage starting at 7 p.m. Tickets for the studio audience at the Knoxville Visitors Center are available at; the 90-minute show is broadcast on 89.9 FM Clinton, 102.9 FM. Russian-born Salnikova is excited to try the tradeoff format of “Tennessee Shines” – and to share a bill with a jazz trio. “Even though I’m not a jazz artist, I enjoy that type of music,” she says. “Frankly, I just enjoy people that can play, and if you want to be a jazz musician, that’s a requirement. “It also just so happens that Keith Brown and Rusty Holloway have recommended a couple of players to me in the past. Whenever I play around town with the (Lydia Salnikova Trio), the musicians I bring with me are actually their students, so it kind of completes the circle.” Salnikova, who lives in Norwood, will be on her own tonight. She’s used to many lineup configurations. She came to the United States in the late 1990s as part of the Russian bluegrass group Bering Strait. The classically-trained young Russians worked hard to turn their love of bluegrass into a career in Nashville, but they broke up in 2006 after releasing two albums. Subsequently, Salnikova began a solo career. She released her first album,

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Functional art By Cindy Taylor Lydia Salnikova will perform tonight (Monday, June 25) on WDVX’s Tennessee Shines. Photo submitted

“Hallway,” in 2010 and moved from Nashville to the Knoxville area a year ago. She loves the green of her suburban neighborhood – and the fact that she can see cows from her couch and drive past horse pastures on her way to the store. She’s also happy that the quiet means fewer interruptions while she’s working on her second album in her home studio. For Salnikova, audiences are the best part of living here. “People love music here. But they don’t just love music, they love going out and hearing music … and supporting the local music scene.” Not only is Salnikova part of the local scene (she’ll perform a Concert

on the Commons at 7 p.m. Friday, July 13, in Norris), she’s also part of the global one. She connects with fans at and pays the bills by working on other people’s music as a hired studio musician and vocalist, recording mostly in her own studio. A couple of years ago, she recorded tracks for British actor Christopher Lee’s metal opera “Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross.” Recently, she did vocals for a dance recording released in France. “You don’t physically have to be in the same room,” she says of studio work. “I work in so many genres, from country to pop to alternative. … And the beautiful thing is, you can be anywhere to do that.”

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The stained-glass windows at Irwin’s Chapel UMC were designed and built by Ralph Shick and some of the church members.

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Firefighters ignite excitement about fire safety A bright yellow fire truck is not a typical sight at a library. At the Corryton Branch Library, however, firefighters complete with gear and fire hats took community education and awareness to new heights last Thursday. “I like to have the kids learn about fire safety,” said library branch manager Sue Walker, watching two firefighters, Michael Patrick and Jason Johnson, help children climb through the fire engine. Every summer, the library conducts education programs that are open to anyone. Patrick and Johnson, from Rural/Metro Station 33, volunteer to teach children about fire safety and give them a glimpse into the work of a firefighter. Johnson began by asking

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children they should make a plan with their parents in case of a fire. They said this should include designating meeting places and routes to escape from different rooms. Johnson said to roll out of their beds and feel whether doors are hot before opening them during a fire. As preventative measures, he said kids should not touch appliances like stoves or play with matches and lighters. After the talk, Patrick donned firefighter’s gear and encouraged the children to interact with him. Many were excited to be face-to-face with the outfitted firefighter. Johnson said the children should never be afraid of a firefighter in an emergency because firefighters are always there to help. The children were ex-

Rural/Metro firefighter Jason Johnson shows kids how a hose connects to a fire truck at the Corryton Branch Library. Photo by Hannah Evans cited when Johnson asked them if they want to go outside the library to see the fire truck. He and Patrick took them around the truck’s perimeter and explained its different parts and functions. Johnson opened the compartment where EMS supplies are kept and even

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Halls Walmart employees Judy McBee and Delores Savage present American Cancer Society community rep Lauren Hensley and Ben Easterday with a check for $10,101.37 that was raised since February through volunteer hours and donations. McBee and Savage have family members and members of their Walmart family who have been affected by cancer and they worked hard to raise money for research and other beneficial resources. “It was hard work but well worth it,” said McBee. Easterday applauded the pair for their dedication and hard work. Photos by Ruth White Nancy Green and Alice Newport are hard at work at the Carter branch of Family and Community Education, an adult education and outreach group.

‘The best-kept secret’ Shannon Remington says Family and Community Education is the bestkept secret in Knoxville. Remington, the county president, says FCE strives to improve home and community life and streng then adult education by Remington using the talents of its members to educate others and help those in need. “I like giving back to the community with the experiences that I’ve had over the years and being a part of the community, helping in any way that I can,” said Remington. “This is a venue that can do that.” FCE has been hard at work making placemats out

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of recycled greeting cards for Meals on Wheels, adult bibs, caddies for walkers and quillos (a blanket that folds into a pillow) for nursing homes; hats for a cancer center; sleepers for newborns in need; and sending personal care items to U.S. military personnel overseas. The group actively partners with 4-H programs and Character Counts programs in area schools. FCE holds workshops and camps throughout the year to educate other adults in different areas

like nutrition, agriculture, money management, and health and safety. “Everybody has something that they do so they share their knowledge that they specialize in.” Each year FCE sponsors a Cultural Arts Fair and competition where members of the club can bring their best homemade item made during that year to compete in one of 42 different events. The Knoxville FCE branch has locations in Carter, Crestwood, Bearden and Karns. It is opening news clubs in Farragut and Halls in July. FCE is open to any interested adult. Info: Shannon Remington at 927-3316 or call the Knox County Family and Consumer Science extension at 215-2340. Tia Kalmon is a UT Chattanooga student.

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So, you want to be a Realtor Coldwell Banker Wallace & Wallace Realtors will host career nights at each of the firm’s five offices 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 28. The principal broker at each office will answer questions about obtaining a Tennessee real estate license. No appointment is necessary. Career night will be held at: Bearden Hill, 140 Major Reynolds Place; North, 3009 Tazewell Pike; Farragut, 10815 Kingston Pike; West Town, 124 N. Winston Road; Maryville/Alcoa Office, 219 Corporate Place Drive. Info: Mike Pappas, 693-1111 or mpappas@, or visit www.


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Frankie Turner and Steve Dull talk chicken at the new location of Chickfil-A on Emory Road. The restaurant began in 1946 as a family business and “is still a family business,� said owner/operator Greg Jones. During the sneak peek, special guests and loyal customers of the Clinton Highway location were treated to samples of delicious food, festivities and prizes. The Emory Road location opened June 21 to a very happy community.

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you take p r i d e in your lawn or it’s simply another job on the honey-do list, every h o m e Webb o w n e r takes on lawn maintenance when the temperature starts to rise. On the surface, mowing your lawn, trimming your hedges and caring for your yard might not seem dangerous, but many people become complacent forgetting most lawn care tools are power tools, sharp blades or a combination of the two. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 25,000 people are injured each year caring for their lawns, including 75 deaths. One-fifth of those deaths occur when children get in the path of a mower. Fortunately, accidents around the yard can be avoided with a little extra care, supervision and focus. When using any gasoline or electric-powered tools, concentrate on the task at hand and do not leave machinery plugged in or running unattended, even for a short period of time. When it’s hot, wear long-sleeved shirts and

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Megan Ewart dances with the Chick-fil-A cow at the sneak peek celebration prior to the grand opening of the new loca- Riley and Lincoln Johnson play a game of “Ring around the Rosie� with the Chick-fil-A cow. tion on Emory Road. Photos by Ruth White

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Summer singing in the South By Theresa Edwards New Destiny Productions, managed by president Russell Woolard, begins their new summer Christian concert series “Summer Singing in the South” at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church, 701 Merchant Drive. Appearing will be Barry Rowland and Deliverance, Brian Free and Assurance, the Whisnants, CSK Trio and Katelyn Parker. Woolard, a Powell resident, wishes to present first-quality Christian music events. He strives to provide uplifting music and soulstirring messages without denominational barriers to encourage others. Wayne Haun, a Powell High School graduate, will be joining Ernie Haase and Signature Sound at 6 p.m. S a t u r d a y, Aug. 25, at Ch i l howe e Hills Baptist Church, Wayne Haun 4615 Asheville Highway. Haun is Sig-

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Knoxville-based southern gospel singing group Barry Rowland and Deliverance will be the first performers July 21 at “Summer Singing in the South.” Group members are Shawn Rupert, Barry Rowland and Tammy Rowland. Photos submitted nature Sound’s producer, arranger and pianist. He is a three-time Grammy nominee and 14-time Gospel Music Association Dove award-winner. Haun has produced more than 60 top 10 singles, was named Producer of the

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weeks of training and working hand-in-hand with Robertson for a month, the pair took the reins. “We were quite happy to associate with (Robertson),” said Brad. “We couldn’t have been happier.” Now, they have a family business, and they love it. They didn’t go into this blindly. First, they researched the company. Budget Blinds, started 20 years ago in California, offers group buying power and excellent warranties to local franchisers. “We take care of people,” said Sue. “We’re not like the big box stores. We go above and beyond. When you’re Sue and Brad Gerrish of Budget Blinds with office mascot Bustworking with a familyer Photo by S. Carey owned small business, the “It was a good, strong owner comes to give you That dream became reality when the couple purchased background and brand,” said an estimate, not a commissioned sales person.” an established Knoxville Sue. “I love meeting the peoAfter being vetted by the Budget Blinds franchise from company, attending two ple,” said Brad. “Everybody Doug Robertson.

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Shannon Carey The couple moved to Knoxville from New Hampshire so they could raise their two children near family. Both had jobs in what Sue called “corporate America,” Brad selling cars and Sue with a major household products company. They dreamed of going into business for themselves. “If we’re going to work super-hard, we’d rather work for ourselves,” said Sue.

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terchange, a component of the North Sector Plan being developed by the Metropolitan Planning Commission. HPUD commissioners also awarded a $167,800 contract to low bidder Bouchard & Sons of Nashville to upgrade electrical equipment at the Melton Hill Water Treatment Plant. Although six companies looked at the project, only two bid on it, said HPUD president Darren Cardwell. “We’re paying for this out of cash.” HPUD set 29 water meters and inspected 18 sewer connections in May. The utility treated 233.2 million gallons of water and 201.7 million gallons of wastewater. The longest discussion centered on who signs on bank accounts. The district operates 16 active accounts spread between Home Federal and Pinnacle banks. Each account requires two signatures to spend money. The next meeting is July 16 at 1:30 p.m. staff, are committed to giving customers the best possible results. Most of their business is repeat or referral. But, both said the best part is the big reveal. “Just seeing the looks on their faces,” said Sue. “They are ecstatic, and they love it.” Info: 588-3377 or www. Shannon Carey is the Shopper-News general manager. Contact her at shannon@

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Patricia Neal’s awards on display at ‘her hospital’ in the case is the Golden GlobeÂŽ Neal earned for her role as Olivia Walton in the television movie “The Homecoming,â€? the pilot for the hit series “The Waltons,â€? and two British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards. The medallion Neal received in 2005 after completing rehabilitation at the Center, which she affectionately called “my hospital,â€? is prominently displayed as well. When the rehabilitation center opened in 1978, Patricia Neal was a perfect choice to serve as its namesake. The academy awardwinning actor grew up in Knoxville and successfully resumed her acting career after an arduous rehabilitation from three strokes in 1965. “When the center opened, Ms. Neal lent us her name, but she gave us her heart,â€? says Center Medical Director Dr. Mary Dillon. Through the years, Neal was an integral part of the facility’s fundraising efforts and was a frequent presence in “her hospital.â€? “For more than 30 years, she came here meeting, greeting and encouraging our patients and giving accolades to our staff,â€? says Dr. Dillon. Now, with the opportunity to see her many awards ďŹ rsthand, Neal’s life will continue to inspire the patients and staff of Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center.

Fort Sanders Regional President and Chief Administrative Officer Keith Altshuler; Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center Vice President and Administrator Leslie Irwin; Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center Medical Director Dr. Mary Dillon; and Fort Sanders Foundation Vice President of Development and Philanthropy Jeff Elliot stand next to the new permanent home of Patricia Neal’s Best Actress OscarŽ.

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Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center is the first rehabilitation center in the nation to win four coveted Crystal Awards for Patient Satisfaction from Professional Research Consultants (PRC).

Not only is Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center home to an OscarŽ, TonyŽ and Golden GlobeŽ, the facility is also the home of a number of prestigious health care awards. The Center’s staff and volunteers have earned national, regional and state recognition for excellence in care and service. Al Kaye: This long-time PNRC Clinical Specialist was named a Knoxville Business Journal Healthcare Hero for his work with the Patricia Neal Innovative Recreation Cooperative, a program that helps people with disabilities to participate in

sports and leisure activities. Al Kaye and Wendy Callahan: Received the Covenant Health System Everest Award for Top Performers. Callahan, who is a Stroke Program Lead Speech Pathologist, is also a stroke survivor. She founded a stroke support group and the Center’s stroke peer visitation program. Karen Holland: Holland is a rehabilitation nurse and the director of the Knoxville Area “ThinkFirst� program that teaches children how to avoid dangerous play injuries. She is the recipient of the National Association of Rehabili-

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Several Hollywood artifacts have a new home in Knoxville. The Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center is celebrating the arrival of an OscarÂŽ, TonyÂŽ, Golden GlobeÂŽ and other awards that reect Patricia Neal’s truly remarkable life. OfďŹ cials with the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center recently unveiled two displays featuring achievements and memorabilia donated to her namesake facility by the late Knoxville native. “After her death in 2010, Ms. Neal stated in her will that her many awards be permanently displayed in the hospital that has become her enduring legacy,â€? explains Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Marketing Director Jason Bowen. The OscarÂŽ Patricia Neal received for Best Actress in the 1963 ďŹ lm “Hudâ€? with Paul Newman can now be seen in its new home at the entrance to the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center, located on the fourth oor of Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. The statuette is adjacent to a giant mural and display that pay tribute to Neal’s acting career and life as a stroke survivor. More than two dozen other awards are on display in the specially-constructed case in the main lobby of Fort Sanders, including the Antoinette Perry “TonyÂŽâ€? Award, given to Neal in 1947 for her Broadway debut in “Another Part of the Forest.â€? Also featured


This giant leopard moth was found in the parking lot of a gas station in middle Tennessee. Although it had been roughed up by its journey, its beauty was still intact.

This red-tailed hawk was spotted on the side of Pellissippi Parkway going toward Oak Ridge. This species can be found throughout the United States and the lower half of Canada. Photos by S. Barrett

Wildlife at the gas station At the risk of sounding wise beyond my years, it seems that people are in such a hurry these days, they often forget to stop for a moment and appreci-

The trick is to keep your eyes open and be aware of your world. You never know when you may get a neat photo to post on Facebook. Unfortunately, one of the main reasons for these close encounters with the wild is that humans are slowly building their way Sara into the homes of the creaBarrett tures we are used to admiring from afar. Just last week, folks driving down Pellissippi Parkway may have caught a glimpse of a red-tailed ate the beauty of their sur- hawk that was perched on a roundings. Even a stop at a fallen tree just off the side gas station can offer an op- of the highway. The species portunity to view nature at isn’t too rare, but if you were talking on your cell its finest.

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EWI scholarship recipients Executive Women International (EWI) of Knoxville recently awarded scholarships to local high school and college students. The recipients are Christian Academy of Knoxville student Austyn Anderson; Berean Christian High School student Nicole Glenn; Sevier County High School student Cole Burns; and Pellissippi State Community College students Tanya Lowe, Susan Renaud-Mitchell and Rachel Thompson. Photo submitted

HEALTH NOTES ■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 6:30 p.m. each first Thursday at Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 7225 Old Clinton Pike. Info: 938-7245. ■ Cancer survivor support groups, Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings and Tuesday evenings, at the Cancer Support Community of East Tennessee, 2230 Sutherland Ave. Support groups for cancer caregivers, Monday evenings. Cancer family bereavement group, Thursday evenings. Info: 546-4661 or www. ■ Covenant Health’s Bodyworks offers community exercise for all ages at $3 per class. Classes include Easy Cardio Max, Mind and Body, and Senior Cardio. Visit bodyworks or call 541-4500 to find a location near you. ■ Grief support groups at Fort Sanders Sevier Hospital 6 p.m. each first Thursday; 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. each third

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HALLS SENIOR CENTER Activities for the week of June 25. Info: 922-0416: â&#x2013; Monday, June 25: 9:30 a.m., Scrapbooking; 10 a.m., Tai Chi; 10 a.m., Pinochle & Bridge, Hand & Foot, Texas Hold â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;em Poker; 1 p.m., Rook, Mah Jongg; 1 p.m. SAIL exercise. â&#x2013;  Tuesday, June 26: 10 a.m., Canasta; 11 a.m., Exercise; 12:30 p.m., Mexican Train Dominoes; 1:30 p.m., Phase 10; 2 p.m., Tea dance.

â&#x2013; Thursday, June 28: 10 a.m., Line Dance, 10 a.m., Pinochle; 10 a.m. Quilting; 11 a.m., Exercise. â&#x2013;  Friday, June 29: 8:30 a.m., Hiking Club; 10 a.m., Euchre; 11:30 a.m., SAIL exercise; 12:30 p.m., Mexican Train Dominoes; 1 p.m., SAIL Exercise; 1 p.m., Western Movie.

DONATE BLOOD, SAVE LIVES Donors will receive a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A sandwich and a chance to win a pair of Tennessee Smokies tickets. Also, receive a free movie ticket for Regal Cinemas if you donate July 2-3. Donors can donate at a number of daily mobile sites or one of two fixed sites: 1601 Ailor Ave. and 11000 Kingston Pike in Farragut. Blood drives in your area: â&#x2013; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, July 2, Regal Cinema at West Town Mall in the lobby. â&#x2013;  11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, all Brusterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Real Ice Cream locations. Receive a free pint of ice cream for donating. â&#x2013;  11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, Knoxville Center Mall, Center Court, lower level. 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.


The East Tennessee Summer Festival will be held Saturday, June 30, and Sunday, July 1, at River Glen Equestrian Park in New Market. The park opens each day at 8 a.m. There will be live music, local art for sale, food vendors, a Civil War re-enactment of the Battle of Mossy Creek and kids activities including pony rides and face painting. Admission is free. Parking is $5 a car. Info: or email rglen2000@aol. com.

â&#x2013; Wednesday, June 27: 10 a.m., Bingo, Hand & Foot; 12:30 p.m., Bridge; 1 p.m., Rook, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., SAIL exercise. Mission Statement: To improve the quality of life of all those God places in our path by building on our experiences of the past, pursuing our vision for the future and creating caring life-long relationships.


East Tennessee Summer Festival

PRIME COMMERCIAL!! Great convenient location to I-640. 1.37 acres w/2 homes zoned C-6. Great investment with lots of possibilities. Main home 3BR/1BA, 1136 SF, 2nd home 2BR/1BA, 816 SF. $175,000 (802235)

HALLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3BR/2BA rancher features: Large eat-in kitchen w/hdwd, den or formal DR, deck, 2 storage bldgs, 1-car carport & wood fenced backyard. Reduced 20k to $99,900 (788648)

2322 W. Emory Rd. â&#x20AC;˘ 947-9000 1-800-237-5669 â&#x20AC;˘

AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASS For registration info about this and all other AARP driver safety classes, call Carolyn Rambo, 584-9964. â&#x2013; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, June 27-28, Second Presbyterian Church, 2829 Kingston Pike.



21 Apts - Furnished 72 Condo Rentals 76 Dogs 141 Household Furn. 204 Campers 235 Alterations/Sewing 303 Excavating/Grading 326 Painting / Wallpaper 344 Roofing / Siding FARRAGUT AREA, 3 CAIRN TERRIER DININGROOM SET, 2008 SYDNEY OutALTERATIONS ONE ROOM WALBROOK STUDIOS BR, 3 BA, 2 car gar., (Toto) AKC reg., 1st & table w/6 chairs, back 33 ft trailer, 1 BY FAITH

WE ARE LOOKING to expand our family through adoption. If you are pregnant and considering an adoption plan, please contact us at 1-866-918-4482. We have a lot of love to give.

25 1-3 60 7 $140 weekly. Discount avail. Util, TV, Ph, Stv, Refrig, Basic Cable. No Lse.



BEHIND HALLS HI. stove, fridge, dw, East 40e 2BR cent h/a, st. windows, gar. $550/mo. Credit FSBO, 2 yr. old 3 BR check. 4606 Ventura. 2 BA, hdwd flrs, det 209-3203. No dogs. wrkshp w/elec, 2 c gar Straw Plains Pk exit. CEDAR BLUFF $159,900. 865-474-9236 2BR, 1 1/2 BA w/ fenced back yard. $689 mo. 865-256-5997.



$125,000 AWESOME LOCATION NORRIS FREEWAY 3 BR, 2 BA, 2 car gar., 2 acres. Modular home. Super clean. Call Scott 865-388-9656

Residence Lots 44 BANK OWNED

Houses - Unfurnished 74 BEAUTIFUL HOUSE, Holston Hills, hdwd floors, 2 BA, 3 or 4 BR, LR, DR, modern kit. Util. incl. Yard maint. incl. Frpl, nonfunctional, 2 story, great neighborhood. $1200/mo. 865-524-4350

Lot near Straight Creek Dock on Norris Lake. Must sell $9,900 No doublewides allowed. Bank financing available. Financing subject to credit approval. Call Janine at INSKIP 2BR/1BA, Citizens Bank Adults only, non423-526-5036 smokers. Large unEqual Credit Lender fenced yard, detached gar. $600/mo. Call 865-689-8126 or 903-658-0436.

vaulted ceil., great rm 2nd shots & wormed, china cabinet & bufw/loft rm, shows like 2M, 10 wks. old, $300 fet. $495. 922-9408 new, lots of closets & ea. 865-360-4681 JOHN DEERE Riding storage, $1150. Lse + Mower 42" cut $550; CAIRN TERRIER dep. 865-405-5908 Broyhill queen sleeper "Toto" pups, CKC, sofa $300; Leather Brindle, M, shots. $450. loveseat, dbl recliner Call/text 865-919-8167 West Town/Cedar Bluff, $125. 865-674-0101 3 BR, 3 BA end unit ***Web ID# 100314*** w/ loft, lots of windows TRADITIONAL CAVALIER KING & closets, quiet CHERRY QUEEN neighborhood, shows CHARLES SPANIELS ANNE DINING like new, $1250 mo 1 Male & 1 Fem, 6 wks. SET of 11 pieces. 423-639-4306 Lease. 865-405-5908 $2,000. Call at ***Web ID# 998769*** (865)381-1013 CHIHUAHUA PUPS, CKC, small, Fawn, Wanted To Rent 82 M&F, shots, $350. Pools/Hot Tubs 209 Call/txt 865-919-8167 ***Web ID# 100317*** ISLAND SPAS Anti qua Hot Tub, new Ret. Private Detective CHIHUAHUAS CKC, $5400; now $2500. U & Author needs 1-2BR M & F, short hair, move. 865-675-7779 house on secluded, small. Many colors. private property with $275-$350. 865-216-5770 rent reduced in ex***Web ID# 997829*** Collectibles 213 change for security and/or light caretaker ChiWeenies, Male & duties. 865-323-0937 AUTOGRAPHED fem. Small. Playful, 3 colors. 2nd shots. NFL, NCAA, MLB, &  $200-$300. 865-573-5075 celebrity photos, WWII Army Signal ***Web ID# 997821*** Corp equipment, Puppies, AKC, autographed WWII Manf’d Homes - Sale 85 COLLIE sable/white, like German photos, Lassie, $500. $100 dep model 1866 trap door 2000 CLAYTON Dblholds. 828-389-1787 musket. Gary 604-3740 wide 4BR/2BA, ***Web ID# 999767*** whirlpool tub, COKE COLLECTIBLES. screened porch, all LABS, CHOC. AKC 200 + diff sealed appls stay, stg reg., born May 10, bottles, coolers, beanshed. Great view, wormed & 1st shots, ies, music boxes, etc. great cond! Assume mom & dad on site. 865-922-5194 mortgage. 922-6822 $325. 865-388-1385.

Manf’d Homes - Rent 86

MASTIFF "English" Puppies, AKC reg., wormed, 1st shots, vet chkd., $450. 423-912-1594 ***Web ID# 999614***




RENT TO Own, 2BR 106 Hwy 33 at MINI SCHNAUZERS house in great loc. Pups & adults. Ch. Knox/Union Co. line. 1202 Cedar Ln. $3000 HALLS 1BR MOBILE parents, health Furniture store hrs: down, $700 mo. Call Tues thru Sat 9-5. with office. guar. 865-207-6199 Acreage- Tracts 46 Teresa, 865-992-9764. home We hold an $450/mo + $450 dam ***Web ID# 998378*** deposit. Some pets AUCTION WEST, Off Ebenezer OK. Call Dennis ROTTWEILER PUPS 22 ACRES, every Fri at 6:30. Rd. Immaculate 3 Fox at 603-4487. AKC champ. bldlns, 2 5 min. from Super Vendors welcome, BR, 2 BA all brick litters, S&W, parents call Calvin at 898-2439 Wal-Mart, off Norris ranch. 2 car gar., OFA. 7 M, 8 F. Fwy. w/3BR, 2BA, Auctioneer: TFL.5517 fenced backyard & Cosmetology 101 $300-500. 865-742-2572. 2 car gar. Manufactured deck. Bonus room, ***Web ID# 100823*** home (like new). cath. ceilings, walk$150,000. 225 in closets, great rm FTN CITY Salon has SHELTIES AKC, M & Garage Sales Call Scott, 865-388-9656. immed openings for w/frpl, kit. bar, F, 1st shot, full 2 hair designers w/ quality upgrades. MOVING SALE Vincolor, smart. $400clientele for booth quiet subd. tage clothes, mags $500. 865-216-5770 Real Estate Wanted 50 Safe, rental. Nice Chris- ***Web Credit ck. $1275/mo. & books, tools, colID# 997832*** tian atmosphere. w/dep. No smoking. lectibles, misc. 1313 Call Debbie at 281- Siberian Husky Pups: 865-607-9000 Adair Dr, Ftn City. 8801. AKC, 2 F, 4 M, white, Sat June 30, 7am-? Pay Cash, Take over ***Web ID# 994711*** blk, & wht, choc. & Wht, 6 payments. Repairs PETERSON PL S/D wks, $300 ea. 931-510-4269 not a problem. Any Condo Rentals 140 Community Sale! 76 Cats situation. 865-712-7045 YORKIE AKC puppies, 50+ homes! Fri/Sat very friendly & June 29 & 30, 8a-? 2 BR, 2 BA, downtown / Himalayan Kittens, 8 WE BUY HOUSES loveable. Ready to Off McCloud Rd UT area. HW flrs, wks. APR reg., M&F, Any Reason, Any Condition go. $600. 865-253-7765 next to Berry Patch. vet ck, ormed. $200. newly renov. $925/mo. 865-633-9492; 865-548-8267 ***Web ID# 997893*** 454-3926 Alan 865-771-0923. S/D SALE! Stewart ***Web ID# 998331*** ***Web ID# 999334*** Ridge Sub. off YORKIE PUPPIES, 6 McCloud Rd. Sat wks, 1 M $350 & 1 F Apts - Unfurnished 71 June 30, 8am-2pm. mom 4 lbs, Dogs 141 $400. 3720 Tilbury Way dad 7 lbs. 865-233-7047 avail 7/1. 2BR/2BA, ***Web ID# 100609*** SPECIAL NOW 1/2 RENT 1-car gar. No pets, BUGS (Pug + Boston). Boats Motors 232 no smoking. 1 BR Ftn City. 2 BR M & F, precious. 2nd 1-yr lease @ Powell. Gorgeous! Water shot. Low shed. Brin- Horses 143 16' FLAT-BOTTOM, 5'+ $725/mo, DD $700. dles. $300. 865-216-5770 pd. credit ck. $425 & beam, 40 HPs. New 922-2403 or 705-4217 $550. 384-1099; 938-6424 ***Web ID# 997825*** tires w/spare, lights, PASTURE & live well, 2 depth 4 STALL BARN fndrs, troln motor for rent. 1 acre. Real Estate Auctions 52 Real Estate Auctions 52 Real Estate Auctions 52 Water w/spare. Boss radio & power. $150 w/remote, 2 batts mo. Powell/Claxton (fwd & aft), 2 sixarea. 865-771-8333. gal tanks, storg fwd & aft. $3500. 230-6497


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Pet Services


 PET GROOMING Wait or drop off. Andersonville Pk, Halls 925-3154 

Free Pets


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

Owners Ordered Sold Sat, July 14 • Noon 4 Commercial 5+ Acre Tracts Total of 25 acres. Heart of Maynardville, across from high school

Auctioneer’s Notes: “Owner ordered sold, their loss is your gain.” Prime commercial property in the heart of Maynardville, approximately 25 acres divided into four 5+ acre tracts. Utility water & sewer to site. Ready to develop. Terms: 10% buyer’s premium down on real estate day of sale, balance at closing. Directions: Heart of Maynardville, across from high school

Building Materials 188 DACOR Stainless 36" downdraft vent & blower, 3 spd, $400 (pd $1200). Granite, absolute black, incl. dbl bowl sink 5'x3 1/2' & 4'x2' $500. Or all for $800. 865-966-2816

Misc. Items CATTLE


four 52"x16', cond, $56.




30"x55", old, wood/ glass, 6 good, 6 fair to poor cond $65.



BARNWOOD, very old but solid, stored inside, great for crafts or unique paneling 50 cents/bd ft.

VW BEETLE ENGINE, '68-'76 model, ran good when salvaged, $100.

GALVANIZED DRIP EDGE for roofing, 140', $25.

Co-op available to all realtors for details.

HALL REAL ESTATE & AUCTION CO. Lic#2447 • Call me for details 688-8600



for concrete, 4"x78', $18.




mostly new cond: 45', 40', 33', 31', 28', 22', 24', 10'. $2/ft or $375/all.

CALL 441-1232.

AT A TIME Painting. Int, ext, wallpaper removal & faux finishes. Sue, 689-7405, lv msg.

slide, sleeps 6, no Men women, children. Custom-tailored smoke/pets, very nice, extras. Asking clothes for ladies of all sizes plus kids! $25,000. 865-577-3791 Faith Koker 938-1041 ***Web ID# 999497*** PROWLER 2001 TT 27 ft. Lg. slide out, qn bed, rear BA, AC, gas range / heat, all hitch, levelers / sway bar. $8000 / bo. Exc. cond. 865-7171268; 717-645-1619

Motor Homes






1998 FLEETWOOD Tioga, Class C, 29', good cond., 53K mi, newly rebuilt gen., new rooftop AC unit. Clean (non smokers) & runs well. $18,500. 865-712-9390 for appt to view or email lawrencegallagher9 for pictures. No dealers



FOR SALE: Charter Membership at Lake Cove for transfer fee only. Call 865-687-3800.

Furniture Refinish. 331


DENNY'S FURNITURE REPAIR. Refinish, reglue, etc. 45 yrs exp! 922-6529 or 466-4221







HD 1200L 2007, black, 2 yr warr. VH pipes & protuner, 8700 mi. $6700. 865-406-1401 ***Web ID# 998776***


Autos Wanted 253 A BETTER CASH OFFER for junk cars, trucks, vans, running or not. 865-456-3500 We Are Paying Top Dollar For Your Junk Vehicles. Fast, Free Pickup. 865-556-8956 or 865-363-0318.

^ OMEGA ROOFING & HOME IMP. 25 yrs exp! Free est. Lic'd. 865-257-7887

Stump Removal

HAROLD'S GUTTER SERVICE. Will clean front & back $20 & up. Quality work, guaranteed. Call 288-0556.

TOYOTA 1993 1 ton Dually mini Winnie motor home, $3,000. 865-851-0777 for details

HONDA 2006 Big ^ Ruckus 250 Scooter, 3400 mi, perfect Cement / Concrete shape, adult owned, $3600. 865-774-9791


CERAMIC TILE installation. Floors/ walls/ repairs. 33 yrs exp, exc work! John 938-3328

2008 Forest River Birkshire diesel pusher, 39', only 16K mi, 4 slide outs, 1 owner, real clean, $85,000. 865-755-6758; 982-9704




TREE WORK & Power Stump Grinder. Free est, 50 yrs exp! 804-1034


CREATIVE LANDSCAPES Mowing, mulching, bed clean up, aeration, over-seeding, fertilizing. Install / Removal / Trimming of shrubs. We pay attention to detail! 925-4595 LANDSCAPING MGMT Design, install, mulch, sm tree/shrub work, weeding, bed renewal, debri cleanup. Free est, 25 yrs exp! Mark Lusby 679-0800

Lawn Care


Tree Service



Utility Trailers 255 Car-Mate Enclosed trailer, 4'x8', 5' hi, new cond, new tires. $1000/b.o. 865-680-3717 UTILITY TRAILERS, all sizes available. 865-986-5626.




1989 FORMULA Sport Boat 24', 454 Magnum FORD F-350 Dually ^ RWD flat bed. Wht, Bravo-1 Drive. 316 7.3 liter powerstroke Childcare Trailer, Excellent turbo diesel, 4 DR Condition, $13,900/obo. crew cab, tow pkg., Call 865-309-5559 LOVING HOME has new trans., 196K day care openings mi, dependable, 25' Cuddy Cabin GT for infants to 3-year$7995. 865-591-6430 250 1990, by Donzi, old. References 290 HP, $10,000 obo. avail. 922-9455. 865-216-3093 50 FT DCMY. Twin Detroit diesels. 6 1/2 KW Onan gen. Fiberglass hull. 2 full BA. Full galley. Freezer. 2 refrig., icemaker, radar. Ft. Loudoun, ocean ready. $120,000. 865765-7688 ***Web ID# 998024***

Sport Utility


Cleaning 318 ^          BEELER'S LAWN CHRISTIAN CLEANING SERVICE LADY SERVICE. Demulching, pendable, refs, Call Mowing, bed clean-up, aera705-5943. over-seeding, Imports 262 CLEANING NETWORK tion, trimming, fertilizWkly/ Bi-wkly/ Mo. ing. Free est, rea- ^ HONDA ACCORD 2001, Good refs! Free est. sonable! 9 25 -4595 2 dr, 117K mi, 5 spd, MIKE DARDEN BOAT TRAILER, 258-9199 or 257-1672.  1 owner, no accigood cond, 18', new LICENSED dents, very dependtires, $700. Call 865able, very clean. Electrical 774-3030; 307-4984 PLUMBER 323 Shopper-News $6,900. 865-463-1029 922-775 8 BRYANT 180 Action Ads TOYOTA COROLLA V O L E l e c t r i c BOW RIDER LE 2009, 4 dr, white Garage kept. Great  I ns tal l ati on w/gray int. Exc. Pressure Washing 350 shape. Killer stereo.  Repair cond. 38k mi. $3,999. 865-573-2655.  Maintenance $14,385. 865-254-2443  Service UpCOBALT 232 1996 ***Web ID# 999705*** COOPER'S BUDGET model 23' bow rider, grades LAWN CARE. exc. cond. $11,500.  Cab l e Cheaper than the Call 865-376-8640. Domestic 265  P h o n e L i n e s rest, but still the S ma l l j o b s FSBO. 1996 Norris best. Aeration, mulchLESABRE, welco me. Yachts 16x73 Fully BUICK ing, mowing, trimming, 2000, all pwr., 92K L i c e n s e d / I n s u r e d Furn. Alum Hull fertilizing, overseeding, mi., tan lthr, green, Houseboat, Exc Cond, Ofc : 9 4 5 -3 05 4 etc. Dependable, free $4300. 865-922-5541 Prof Decorated 4 Cell: 705-6357 ***Web ID# 999774*** estimates. 384-5039. BR, 2 Full BA, HW Flrs, W/D, Cent H/A, CHEVY AVEO, 2007,  Twin 3.0 Merc I/O's, silver, really nice, 1 Excavating/Grading 326 12.5 Westerbeke FRED'S owner, 63,000 mi. Genset, Trace Inverter, $6,500 OBO. 865-556LAWN CARE Xantrex 12 V System 0459 Maryville Seeding, aerating, w/Extra Capacity, trimming, etc. MiBow & Stern Shore nor mower repairs. Power Connections, Air Cond / Heating 301 Reasonable, great refs! 42" HD Plasma TV 679-1161 w/Surround, HD Sat  TV and Ipod Music Thru Out, Fly Bridge PRO YARDWORK, w/Bimini, New Canvas reasonable rates. Party Top w/Bar, Lowest prices New Rail Canvas. guaranteed!454-6808 ^ Incl. Parking Space & Prem. Double Slip 351 at Sequoia Marina on Painting / Wallpaper 344 Remodeling Norris Lake. $159,900. Steve (865) 389-7000 Licensed General 10 YRS on the job! ***Web ID# 993886*** Contractor Exp'd painter, int/ Restoration, remodelKawasaki 1995 750 cc, ext, any brand of ing, additions, kitchens, runs good, needs some paint! Free est. bathrooms, decks, sunwork. W/trlr. $850. 865Call 865-223-3568. rooms, garages, etc. 376-5165; 719-8118 CATHY'S PAINTING Residential & commercial, free estimates. STARCRAFT 17' walk & wallpaper rethru, 115hp Merc., moval. Free est. 922-8804, Herman Love. all access. $18,000 454-1793 or 947-5688 SPROLES DESIGN OBO. 865-660-5432 ^ CONSTRUCTION Bobcat/Backhoe. Small FRESHCOAT *Repairs/additions dump truck. Small PAINTING *Garages/roofs/decks jobs welcome & Res/Comm'l, *Siding/paint/floors appreciated! Call Int/Ext. Free est. 938-4848 or 363-4848 688-4803 or 660-9645. 865-978-6645 ^


MERCURY Mountaineer 2006, loaded, 59K mi., like new, $13,990. 423-302-9421




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



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Grainger County Slicer Tomatoes




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Kroger Value Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Fresh, USDA Inspected




Pint Blueberries or Strawberries, 16 oz

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Boneless Pork Tenderloin Moist & Tender or Assorted Pork Chops, Moist & Tender, Bone-In

Kroger Buns or Bread Select Varieties, Buns, 8 ct or Bread 20-24 oz

Kroger Deluxe Ice Cream or Sherbet, Select Varieties, 48 oz or Frozen Treats, 8-12 ct




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Coca-Cola, Pepsi or 7UP Soft Drinks Select Varieties, 12 pk, 12 oz Cans and Coca-Cola or Pepsi, 8 pk, 12 oz Bottles

Deer Park Water 24 pk, 16.9 oz Bottles

Nabisco Snack Crackers Select Varieties, 5.5-10 oz

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Kroger Skim Milk

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Gallon Vitamin D, 2% or 1% Gallon Milk, $3.19 Limit 4


Kroger Cheese



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