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VOL. 51 NO. 29
July 16, 2012
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IN THIS ISSUE
How ‘Coryton’ became Corryton By Jake Mabe
Steppin’ out Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero will lead Knoxville area seniors in the Walk with Walgreens senior center competition.
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Forgotten hero of the Great Smokies Although he may not be as well known as Col. David Chapman or Carlos C. Campbell, Gen. Frank D. Maloney may have had as long a relationship with the movement that finally resulted in the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park as anyone else.
See Dr. Tumblin’s story on page A-9
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You know you’re in God’s country when a tractor is slowing traffic on the main highway. Around these parts, that means you’re in Corryton. The “interns” – a group of middleand high-school students spending the summer at the ShopperNews on Tuesdays – were met at Rutherford Memorial United Methodist Church by Corryton native Joe Longmire. You might know Joe from Midway IGA. He’s a great guy and knows more about his community than just about anybody. Joe told us that the community was named after Coryton (one R) Woodbury, who thought Corryton would become a boom town once the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad was connected to the Morristown to Luttrell line. Woodbury bought a bunch of acreage for $220,000 and formed the Corryton Town Company in 1889. Woodbury laid out the area into city blocks, alternating intersecting street names for trees or presidents (i.e. Maple and Washington). It all sounded great until the U.S. economy tanked in 1894. The railroads went bust. They were later absorbed by Southern Railway. Joe says the original Corryton depot was built in 1889. It burned in 1907 and was rebuilt. The later depot was torn down in the 1930s. In 1991, Corryton residents helped build a branch of the public library at the spot of the old depot. You might have heard the story about the infamous Corryton train wreck. It happened on Aug. 21, 1889, killing Col. Isham Young, chair of the board of the city’s public works, and several six other prominent Knoxville residents. You may not know that Corryton was briefly called Floyd, after the maiden name of Capt. Charlie Smith’s wife, Maryetta Floyd Smith. Two of the three homes
Corryton resident Joe Longmire points toward the spot where the original Corryton train depot once stood. It is now a branch of the Knox County Public Library. Photo by Ethan Sanders
Capt. Smith built in Corryton still stand. Joe told us that the Methodist Church split over slavery during the Civil War. Corryton’s Northern Methodist Church and Southern Methodist Church were located near one another. Joe says they officially joined back together in 1939, “although they’d been meeting together long before that.” The Northern Methodist Church was located in Joe’s mother’s backyard. “They took about 10 steps and were in church.” After Joe chatted with us awhile at the church, we all hopped on a bus driven by Randy Smith. Joe had him take us to the site of Sawyer’s Fort and to get a look at the house that still stands there. Sawyer, a Revolutionary War soldier and member of the famous Overmountain Men, built a
homestead and fort there in 1785 as protection against Indians. The U.S. Army camped at Sawyer’s Fort in December 1863 during the Civil War just after the Battle of Knoxville. You can find a dispatch with the dateline “Sawyer’s Fort” in the war’s official correspondence. Our final stop was at the original Little Flat Creek Baptist Church. It was built in 1797 and is believed to be the oldest Baptist church in Knox County. Joe says it used to sit where Emory Road crosses the railroad, but was later turned into a barn. It was moved to its current location behind the new Little Flat Creek Baptist Church during its bicentennial in 1997. Joe says that Buford Blanton, an expert in the field, says the old church is the largest log building he’s ever seen in East Tennessee. A couple of services are still held in the log church each year. Joe is building a model railroad
County posts $17.3 million surplus gives us an opportunity to do someSome would say Trustee John thing,’ ” Hammond said. Duncan and his staff worked hard The commission funded $7 mil- to increase collections. That is lion of a requested $35 million in- demonstrated by the increase in By Sandra Clark crease sought by Superintendent Dr. fees collected from $1.3 million to When the county’s fiscal year Jim McIntyre and the school board. $1.9 million. ended on June 30, Some would say the economy both property tax is coming back. Consumers are and sales tax revAsk five people and you’ll get five spending more and paying propenues exceeded answers as to why the county has erty taxes on time. projections, reWhatever the reason, the surplus produced a surplus. sulting in a $17.3 Some would say Mayor Tim “no gives County Commission the opmillion surplus. shenanigans” Burchett projected portunity to step up and do the right This surplus is low in preparing last year’s budget thing for Knox County’s 56,000 available for one- during uncertain economic times. public school students. We’ll see Hammond time school needs Others would say he just got lucky. how this plays out. and could fund technology upgrades in all schools. Knox County – fiscal year ending June 30, 2012 Commission chair Mike Hammond said Friday that he has asked Budget Actual Difference interim Finance Director Chris Caldwell to attend the chair’s lunProperty Tax 248,769,308 261,463,386 12,694,078 cheon at 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 23, Sales Tax 136,514,750 141,164,674 4,649,924 to discuss the commission’s options. “When I saw those numbers Total 385,284,058 402,628,060 17,344,002 come in I thought, ‘Wow! This
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Read about the interns’ trip to the Copeland farm in Jake Mabe’s column inside. of what Corryton would have looked like back in the day. He’s also got what’s left of the old Corryton post office at his and his wife Becky’s home. (By the way, my great-grandfather, Larkin Mabe, was a postal carrier in the area near the turn of the last century.) “There’s not much population up here, to this day,” Joe says. “But the post office is still here. And all of this was started by the railroads.” Well, his dreams of glory may not have worked out, but I think Coryton Woodbury would be mighty proud of the community that bears his name.
In the 7th District, Commissioner R. Larry Smith voted against the school board’s budget, saying he did not favor a tax increase. He was one of four votes against the $7 million increase which did not require a tax increase. The school board’s budget included these 7th District expenditures in FY 13: Adrian Burnett Elementary, $7 million Shannondale Elementary, $4 million Powell High School, $2.250 million Additionally, Powell Elementary School was slated for $1.250 million in FY 14. Spending all or part of a surplus for one-time construction is prudent fiscal management and an investment in the health and safety of students and school staff.
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Dog Days of Summer Shelter Supply Drive Won’t You Please Help? Donate the following items or make a cash donation at any area Enrichment FCU location in July:
Walmart celebrates 50 years Employees at the Halls Walmart celebrated the company’s 50th birthday with cake and other goodies. Pictured are employees who have worked at the store for more than 20 years. Associates pictured are: (front) Lois Deyarmond, Gail Wollard, Jewel Cross, Joyce Cox; (middle row) Judy Morelock, Connie Satterfield, Judy McBee, Delores Savage, Marta Monroe, Linda Sandefur, Vicki Hatmaker; (back) Gloria Voliva, store manager Ryan Kelley and Hope Bradley. Photo by Ruth White
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Celebrating Norman Watkins Day By Alvin Nance At our June board meeting, we said goodbye to a very special person at KCDC, resident commissioner Norman Watkins. Norman served on the KCDC board of commissioners for four years, and I am grateful for his dedicated public service and excellent counsel. At the meeting, Norman was recognized for his hard work and service with a resolution from Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero declaring June 28 Norman Watkins Day in Knoxville. Norman’s Watkins name will also be engraved on a plaque that will be displayed permanently in the KCDC office. Though Norman will no longer serve as our resident commissioner, he will continue to have a special place at KCDC as one of our most active residents. Norman currently resides in Five Points at the Residences at Eastport, our newest affordable-housing community exclusively for seniors. He is an integral member of the KCDC community, helping out where he can. For years, Norman has provided a great service to his fellow residents who are unable to drive or don’t have a vehicle by transporting them to meetings, doctors’ offices, church services and other appointments. These KCDC residents would not be able to get to these important appointments without his help. Originally from Pennsylvania, Norman moved to KCDC’s Cagle Terrace in 1999. He lived at Cagle Terrace for many years and served on its tenant council for two years. In his spare time, Norman loves to spend time with his children and grandchildren, watch sports and fish. He is also a talented artist, specializing in paint and ceramics. I am grateful for Norman’s service to KCDC and am honored to call him friend. He will be missed at our monthly board meetings, but I am certain I’ll continue to see him lending a helping hand to his fellow residents in the KCDC community. Alvin Nance is executive director of KCDC.
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Make a monetary donation of at least $20 $ and get your choice of a tote or tee (pictured above). All food and monetary donations receive a “thank you” window cling. 100% donations and proceeds will benefit area shelters and humane societies in Knox and surrounding counties.
First State Bank in Knoxville will host a school supply drive for Pond Gap Elementary School. Items collected will be provided directly to the school. Items sought include colored pencils, 24-count crayons, Fiskar scissors, hand sanitizer and Kleenex tissues. Items may be brought to the First State Bank office at 8351 E. Walker Springs Lane through July 31.
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Stowers is Knoxville Rotary president Rotary Club of Knoxville named Harry W. “Wes” Stowers Jr. president for 20122013, at the club’s June 26 meeting. Wes Stowers Stowers is chair of Stowers Machinery Corporation. He serves as a commissioner of the Metropolitan Planning Commission and sits on the boards of many local nonprofits and businesses. Stowers is a graduate of McCallie School in Chattanooga and the U.S. Air Force Academy with a master’s degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Institute. He retired from the Air Force in 1998 as a lieutenant colonel. He has been a member of the Rotary Club of Knoxville since 1994. His late father, Harry Stowers Sr., was a Rotarian for several decades.
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HALLS/FOUNTAIN CITY SHOPPER-NEWS â€˘ JULY 16, 2012 â€˘ A-3 His hobbies also include flying remote-control airplanes and helicopters. He had a sweet lookinâ€™ one underneath a table in his home. â€œIf you know what youâ€™re doing, you can fly that in your house,â€? Bill says. â€œIâ€™ve never tried it.â€? We stood and talked awhile outside. Bill is the type of guy you feel youâ€™ve known forever. As I was leaving, Bill pointed to his buggy. â€œI donâ€™t know why I did it.â€? Pause. â€œYeah, I do, too. Iâ€™m 80 years old!â€? â–
Bill Clark shows off his patriotic-themed antique dune buggy. Photo by Jake Mabe
â€˜All fired upâ€™ Bill Clark wasnâ€™t kiddinâ€™ when he says his dune buggy causes a commotion. He had it all decked out for Independence Day, flags flying, a super star-spangled salute to the good olâ€™ U.S. of A. Bill didnâ€™t have to ask twice about going for a ride when I got to his house. I was sold the minute I saw the floor mats that feature Tweety Bird from the Warner Bros. cartoons surrounded in flames. They read â€œAll fired up.â€? As we made the loop around Broadway, folks were beeping horns and waving hands. â€œI took it to Food City the other day,â€? Bill says. â€œWhen
But, Bill takes it the back way to Pigeon Forge to car auctions. His usual companion is his dog, Browning. Jake While we were cruising Broadway, Bill told me his Mabe story. Heâ€™s lived in the Arlington community all of his life. He joined the National MY TWO CENTS Guard as an underage child I went inside, the whole and has never forgotten the store came out to see it.â€? train trip to Fort Jackson, Bill bought the buggy S.C. about 10 years ago from McWhen the Korean War Coy Motor Company. It had broke out, Bill figured it was sat in a garage for 40 years. time to own up about his age. Itâ€™s got a Volkswagen- He got transferred to the Air type motor in it, but Bill National Guard and became says his gets 110 horsepow- a member of the 199th A, C er. The normal VW motor and W Squadron at Otis Air gets about half that. Force Base in Massachuâ€œThis ainâ€™t something you setts. He still remembers gowant to drive every day.â€? ing to hear the Big Bands.
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â– 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. â– Central High School Class of 1965 will have a â€œPicnic in the Parkâ€? reunion 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at Fountain City Park. The cost is $12. Buddyâ€™s bar-b-q will cater. The Lions Club building and a pavilion will be available, but bring a chair for outside seating. Remit to Scott Bolton, 1917 Belcardo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37918. Info: Donna Keeling, 938-6583, or Herman Fischer, 688-4761. â– Central High School Class of 1967 will hold its 45th reunion Friday through Sunday, July 2224. Info: Idonna Tillery Bryson,
â– 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. â– Halls High School Class of 1992 will hold its 20-year reunion Saturday, Sept. 1, at Beaver Brook Country Club. Info: Jennifer Corum, 654-1317
or email jennifercorum@ yahoo.com. â– Standard Knitting Mills reunion is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 4 at the John T. Oâ€™Connor Senior Center. Any employee or relative is welcome. Food donations are accepted; limited to finger foods. Info: 523-5463. â– Wilkerson Reunion is 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at Big Ridge State Park. Bring a covered dish.
McConkey tears up summer baseball league
In all the years Iâ€™ve been doing this job (itâ€™s in double digits now, yâ€™all), I have to say that two of the best kids I have ever covered are Emilee and Paul McConkey. McConkey Emilee sent an email to the Shopper last week to tell us that her brother, Paul, who is playing baseball at the University of Kentucky, is tearing it up in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. Paul is playing for the Holyoke Blue Sox, a collegiate summer baseball team based in Holyoke, Mass. The NCBLâ€™s website ran a great Q&A story about Paul last week. Look it up here: ht t p://ne c bl .c om/v ie w/ necbl/news/news_51520. Congratulations, Paul. You and Emilee do your parents and this community proud.
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It was with a heavy heart that I learned of the passing of longtime Halls/Fountain City pediatrician Dr. James C. Benton III, who passed away July 1 after a brief illness. He was 78. Dr. BenBenton ton and Dr. Joe Black formed a practice together in 1965. Both were terrific. Dr. Black was
a doctor straight out of central casting. Dr. Benton was gentle and laid-back, kind of like a North Knox version of â€œMarcus Welby M.D.â€? We lived in the same neighborhood for a while. Dr. Benton never failed to smile and wave as he drove by. Dr. Benton was a Central High graduate and a member of The Church of the Good Shepherd. He is survived by his wife, Jan, daughter, Jana, and a host of family and friends. Godspeed, Dr. Benton. You will be missed. Visit Jake Mabe online at jakemabe. blogspot.com.
LIBRARY EVENTS Corryton Branch Library is located at 7733 Corryton Road. Info: 688-1501. â– Thursday, July 19, 4 p.m., Michael Messing, Magician â– Fountain City Branch Library is located at 5300 Stanton Road. Info: 689-2681. â– Monday, July 16, 6 p.m., Fountain City Scrabblers: Match wits with other Scrabble enthusiasts. â– Wednesday, July 18, 3:30 p.m., Reading Round-up Storytime for children ages 5-7. â– Friday, July 20, 10:15 a.m., Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian; 11 a.m., Baby Bookworms for infant to age 2, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. â– Saturday, July 21, 10:30 a.m., Saturday Stories and Songs with Laurie Fisher. â– Halls Branch Library is located at 4518 E. Emory Road Info: 922-2552. â– Wednesday, July 18, 10:30 a.m., Storytime for ages 2-3, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian; 11 a.m., Storytime for ages 4-5.
COMMUNITY CLUBS â– Memoir Writers meet 7 p.m. each second Thursday at Panera Bread, 733 Louisville Road in Alcoa. â– National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1476, will meet at noon Tuesday, July 17, at the Double Tree Hotel on Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge. A hot lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Oak Ridge fire chief Darryl Kerley will be the speaker. Everyone is invited. Info: Jerry Wing, 9384532.
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David Sanders of the Law Director’s Office said that’s OK: “The Law Department cannot substitute its own judgment for that of the legislative body.” Board members responded characteristically. Cindy Buttry was combative, saying this just proves again why the school board needs its own lawyer. Indya Kincannon was hopeful, saying the economy might improve so that the funding would be secure. Mike McMillan was cautious, saying McIntyre should tell the new hires that theirs is a one-year job. Karen Carson was calming, saying the school board will just do what it always does – educate kids. If the commission fails to fund the money next year, the board can shuffle its priorities to continue the initiatives, assuming they’re getting good results, Carson said. Pam Trainor drew on her experience in PTA to say it best: “The minutes are the written record of a meeting. How do you amend something that’s already happened? You can correct it, but you cannot add to it or take away. I have a problem as a citizen with what the commission did. And that’s all I have to say.”
Arnold Smith update We had at least two calls on Betty Bean’s story about Arnold Smith, the physician who grew up in Knoxville and is now in jail, accused of murder for hire. The first caller disputed the word “nerd” to describe Smith. The second said Smith’s first school was Staub Elementary, not Van Gilder.
Hutchison endorsed by TSEA Former Sheriff Tim Hutchison has been endorsed by the Tennessee State Employees Association in his campaign to be the Republican nominee for state representative from the new District 89. Hutchison called employees the state’s “best and most important asset” and said he believes in rewarding good employees with “an adequate salary and appropriate raises.”
Truman Day Dinner Knox County Democratic Party will host the annual Truman Day Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at The Foundry, World’s Fair Park. The program begins at 8. Tickets are $60, or $600 for a table of 10. Info: 540-4001.
Halls Republican Club QQ Pizza has closed. The Halls Republican Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, July 16, at Hallsdale Powell Utility District’s community room. The speaker is state Sen. Becky Massey. On Aug. 20, Joe Bailey will discuss the Romney campaign.
This time last year – actually for the last three years – West Knox Republicans have sweated and suffered mightily through their annual July picnic and cake auction because of the lack of air conditioning at Deane Hill Recreation Center. Is that even legal? I mean to expose a bunch of us who aren’t spring chickens any longer to such sizzling hot conditions? “So why did they do it?” you’re probably asking. Likely the answer would be a huffy “because that’s the way we’ve always done it.” True. And they used to burn – ’er cook – the hamburgers and hot dogs outside on those little bitty grills, too. Part of that equation changed a few years ago when someone got the bright idea of having it all catered. But then there was still that heat thing. Whew! This year everything changed. Thank you to club members Mary Ann Thompson and Nick McBride who pitched the idea of moving the whole shebang to Rothchild to club president Gary Loe, who then asked club members what they thought of the idea. It’s unlikely that so many “yeas” have been hollered out with such enthusiasm in the
Judge Dale Workman asked for a little help “moving the merchandise” from the display tables to the auctioneer’s podium, and he got it. Coming to his aid were: Patrick Boles; Zach Buttry, son of school board member Cindy Buttry; and Anne McCall Stansberry, whose dad is Judge Tony Stansberry. Photo by A. Hart
lengthy history of the club as when that question was posed. Everybody wanted out of the heat. So last week was the picnic. Rothchild was the cool and comfortable venue, and it seemed Judge Dale Workman had been polishing the running commentary he uses while auctioning off cakes and other pastries donated
by elected officials – the highlight of the event. The good judge teased, he cajoled, he begged, he ridiculed, he twisted arms – all for the cause of perpetuating the Republican Party in Knox County. The room was pretty well packed by the time the auction began. Those who were serious about the hot dogs
Why Timor-Leste matters As you read this on July 16, I am in surgery having a bum right hip replaced after a 10-day visit to Asia. I expect to be home by week’s end, then a few weeks of recovery getting my new hip in working order so I can resume a normal pace. Hip replacements generally work well. Last week, I completed my visit to Timor-Leste as one of 13 election observers for the International Republican Institute on their parliamentary elections. Timor-Leste is a former Portuguese colony on the eastern half of the island of Timor. The other half is Indonesia, which occupied Timor-Leste for 25 years before giving the province its independence in 2002. Timor-Leste is Roman Catholic while Indonesia is overwhelmingly Muslim. Timor-Leste has a population of 1.2 million with some petroleum reserves and lots of good coffee. The population is young. The capital, Dili, is near the equator. Our election observers included delegates from India, Egypt, Uganda and Spain and separate groups from the European Union and the United Nations.
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Election Day was Saturday, July 7, and I watched a polling place in the capital city with more than 50 people already in line in the dark for the official opening at 7 a.m. Then I traveled into the interior of the island on a one-lane road, barely paved. It took an hour and a half to go 17 miles. It was amazing to see a huge voter turnout exceeding 74 percent of the country. We were allowed full access to all polling places. Voting was by paper ballot with voters placing a finger in red ink afterwards to prevent return voting. The ink was impossible to wash off in less than two days. We visited six polling places which were located in schools and open air recreation areas. The atmosphere was calm but festive. A volleyball game was going full speed at one polling place. Polls closed at 3 p.m. and
most had voted by noon. Unlike Knoxville where many vote in the last 30 minutes, virtually no one voted at the end of the allotted time period. We then observed the actual vote counting after one polling place closed as this is where mischief can occur. While it took more than two hours to count 750 paper ballots, it was an orderly process where each ballot was opened in front of the assembled audience and tallies were maintained for all to see. The ballot was a list of 21 political parties and each voter voted for one of the parties and not candidates. It was reassuring to see voters in an impoverished nation facing major economic issues freely participating so calmly and determinedly in choosing their Parliament of 65 members. It has been American foreign policy for both Democratic and Republican administrations to promote democracy. The Timor-Leste leadership is fully committed to seeing this process prevail. Our IRI delegation met for an hour with the President of Timor-Leste, Taur Matan Ruak.. He is a former resis-
tance fighter against the Indonesian occupation. I also had an hour meeting with Ambassador Judith Fergin at her residence. A fair question would be what does it matter what happens in this country which you have never heard of? It does matter because it shows the strength of democracy once it takes hold in nations through the world. At a time when China is asserting its money and influence, it is especially relevant that Asian nations promote democracy and it is happening now in Mongolia (China’s immediate neighbor) as well as Burma (also a Chinese neighbor) and now Timor-Leste. China is spending literally trillions of dollars building new government buildings in Laos, Timor-Leste, Cambodia, as well as many African nations. The U.S. has vital interests in Asia in terms of promoting our values which will be a response to China. ■ Sen. Becky Massey had a well-attended fundraiser July 10 at the Sequoyah Hills home of Joe and Ruth Fielden. (This writer was a host along with my wife, Joan). Among those attending were Sen. Randy McNally, state Rep. Steve Hall, B. Ray Thompson, Joe May, Karen Gilbertson, and Dean and Mary Farmer.
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Pam Trainor, who represents South Knox on the school board, last week scored a couple of zingers. On the fun side, she invented a verb when describing Chief of Staff Russ Oaks’ efforts to make the board’s policy on volunteers more inviting. “I appreciate Russ’ work to warm and fuzzy it up,” she said. Trainor later struck at the heart of County Comm i s s i o n’s attempt to restrict the “maintenance of effort” component of the extra $7 million it cobbled toPam Trainor gether without a tax increase to support board initiatives. Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre plans to hire as many as 65 new teachers to replace veterans he will move into jobs as instructional coaches to provide support for classroom teachers and also help with the reading initiative in grades 1-3. Maintenance of effort means the commission can’t cut the funding; without it, there’s no guarantee of second- or subsequent-year funding for these positions. Both Commissioners Richard Briggs and Sam McKenzie asked if the new money was maintenance of effort before voting yes when the budget was adopted June 4. Two weeks later, Commissioner Brad Anders amended the minutes of that meeting to strike any reference to maintenance of effort.
and hamburgers and all the fixins’ filled the tables. Most of those running for office worked the side of the room near the entrance and the food tables. These guys are no dummies. They know where to go after votes. Most of the elected officials and candidates were on hand or sent representatives. Criminal and Circuit Court Clerk Joy McCroskey is still recovering from serious back surgery but still sent a couple of chocolate chess pies that were snapped up in a hurry. Trustee John Duncan III was at a funeral a few counties away but was well represented by his chief of staff Josh Burnett and delinquent tax attorney Chad Tindell, who purchased several items to take back to the office. Tindell purchased the evening’s highest-priced pastry, a very impressive looking peanut butter chocolate cake donated by Knox County Property Assessor Phil Ballard and auctioned for $70. Morton Massey purchased the home-baked goodies donated by his wife, state Sen. Becky Massey. He said with a big grin that he had “been smelling it all night anyway.” Ruthie Kuhlman and Chris Christenberry, seated at adjacent tables, ran the price up on several items as they bid against each other, particularly for some lemon coconut bars donated by Judge Tony Stansberry. Kuhlman finally gave in, muttering good-naturedly that she was “out of money.”
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MPC approves North Sector Plan The Metropolitan Planning Commission staff held five open house-style meetings in developing a new sector plan for North Knox County. The meetings were sparsely attended, but were designed to give citizens a chance to be part of the process of long-range planning. The plan has also been highlighted on the MPC website, where no negative comments were recorded. So it was adopted unanimously by MPC commissioners last week and will be forwarded to County Commission for consideration. The new plan replaces the 1998 version, but makes few changes. Areas identified
Betty Bean for Low Density Residential coincide with the county’s Planned Growth Area. The Agriculture/Rural area is kept to Bull Run and Raccoon valleys, which coincide with the Rural Area of the Growth Policy Plan. The plan contains six special land use districts, several of which are mixed use districts where commercial, office and residential uses would be appropriate with further develop-
ment or redevelopment: Clinton Highway/ Powell Drive Mixed Use District: The completion of Powell Drive (the name of the new Emory Road) will place this section of Clinton Highway in an advantageous position for revitalization. Office, light manufacturing, commercial and residential uses could be considered. Historic Powell Center: The completion of Powell Drive will reduce thru-traffic on Emory. But because it is pedestrianoriented, this area can build on its assets – three schools, historic buildings and neighborhood-
Two Byrds in the hall This one is personal. Sorry about that. I’ve known good guy Ben Byrd, former Journal sportswriter and editor, for 60 years. I’ve known Jo Ann Byrd and son Rick for 51 years, since he was 8, playing biddy basketball at old Knox High. I was the referee. Nobody in the Byrd family ever yelled at me. In August, son will join father in the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame. The Wests hope to be there, to stand and applaud. Ben was honored long ago for writing informative, entertaining stories. Rick will be inducted as one of the best basketball coaches in America.
Oh, that’s a little much, you say. No, he’s that good – 10 conference championships, national coach of the year among mid-majors, 637 career victories, 545 at the same place, Belmont College in Nashville. He put the Bruins in the NCAA tournament five of the past seven years. Rick went from coaching Maryville College to
Lincoln Memorial to Belmont in rapid progression – and stayed. As many games as his teams have won, the story of a loss is the one framed and hanging in his office: Duke 71, Belmont 70 in the 2008 NCAA tournament. That one turned Mike Krzyzewski’s hair grey. Byrd, 59, has some grey, too. It fits. He is not flamboyant. He is poised and polite, more like John Wooden than Dick Vitale. Rick is comfortable in the big leagues. He golfs and does lunch with Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings. Country music superstar Vince Gill is a close friend. Byrd votes in the ESPN/USA Today Top
oriented commercial uses. Callahan Road Mixed Use District: The 2001 Corridor Plan, which included office, retail, warehousing and light industrial uses, will be left as is. Emory Road/I-75 Mixed Use District: Commercial, office, medical-related development, and medium density (apartments or senior housing) residential are planned for the northeast side, with more intense uses going to the relatively-undeveloped west side of the interchange. Offices (medical and professional), retail, hotels and medium density residential would be appropriate for this area. I-75/Raccoon Valley Industrial and Commercial Center: Some
400 acres here could be more intensively developed, especially for warehousing/ distribution uses and light industrial. The creation of a master plan for the area should also be considered, including expansion of utilities, layout of new roads and access points for more intense uses, design and development standards and an economic development program. Halls Mixed Use District: Focuses on and around the Black Oak Plaza shopping center and the former Walmart shopping center, where several hundred square feet of land and vacant retail space exist. Rather that concentrating solely on commercial uses, this proposed land use designation would allow a mix
of retail, residential and office uses, including vertical mixed use. In other proposals, the Parks, Greenways and Recreation Facilities Plan was modified slightly. A Heiskell Community Park is depicted. The “Orange Route” greenway was removed, and two additional greenway proposals were added in Halls. A green infrastructure plan shows the greenway connections, hillside protection areas, floodplains and areas with prime agricultural soils. No changes were made to the Long Range Transportation Plan. Mike Reynolds was the primary planner for the sector plan. Info: 215-3827 mike.reynolds@knoxmpc. org.
25 poll. He is a member of the NCAA Basketball Rules Committee. Considering his accomplishments and a thousand pats on the back, Rick Byrd remains refreshingly unaffected. He has never forgotten roots and the blessing of who he is. “Most of what I have done occurred outside of Knoxville, but 90 percent of what I learned about athletics came from growing up there. Many of those experiences formed the foundation of my life, personally and professionally.” Rick realizes that being the son of a sportswriter provided far greater access to sports events than most boys enjoy. “Starting as an 8-yearold, I would sell programs (for 25 cents) at Stokely Center until tipoff and
then run to the press table and sit at my father’s feet and watch Danny Shultz, A.W Davis, Ron Widby, Bill Justus, Jimmy England plus all the great players that came in. “I not only got to watch a great coach (Ray Mears) from about 15 feet, I watched Adolph Rupp and other great coaches on the other end.” Rick says it helped that his father kept sports in perspective. “He thought, and still thinks, that a game is a game, not life or death. I continue to carry that philosophy even though my livelihood and my family’s well-being have depended on the scores.” Rick played little-boy baskets for Rock City. He played Little League baseball at Mary Vestal Park. He played
golf at Bays Mountain. He played high school baskets at Doyle. He saw every sports event that he could work into his schedule. He became a walk-on junior varsity basketball player at Tennessee. “I practiced daily against the likes of Ernie Grunfeld, Bernard King, Mike Jackson and Rodney Woods.” He became a graduate assistant coach for Mears. He scouted opponents. No less an authority than Stu Aberdeen said “young Byrd is smart.” Sure is, and doggedly determined and fiercely competitive and very successful. Nice guy, too. He said he’s seen a lot of referees in his time and I wasn’t all that bad. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is westwest6@netzero. com.
UT NOTES ■ UT Extension Assistant Dean Robert Burns has been named by the Environmental Protection Agency to the Farm, Ranch and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC) for its 2012Robert Burns 2014 term. The committee specializes in water quality issues related to agricultural production. He has served UT Extension as assistant dean and Agriculture Natural Resources and Resource Development program leader since 2010. ■ UT has installed a new Solar Secure SunStation outside Perkins Hall on the Hill. The SunStation is a solar powered, wireless structure that provides a self-sufficient power and communications source for Emergency Assistance Stations, video surveillance, LED lighting and Wi-Fi. It also features a power outlet, allowing students the convenience to stay connected by using their laptops, cell phones and other technology outdoors. UT is the first university in the country to install this product on campus. ■ UT Extension has launched a drought response website, https://utextension.tennessee. edu/drought/, which will be available to the public at no charge 24/7 and will assist the state’s farmers and ranchers, as well as citizens and homeowners, as they respond to the unseasonably hot and dry weather. The website will be an ongoing project and materials and links will be continually updated and added. ■ A study written by Russell Crook, a UT associate professor of management; David Patterson, executive director of the UT National Defense Business Institute; Dave Ketchen, a Lowder Eminent Scholar at Auburn University; and James Combs, a professor at Alabama, outlines ways the Pentagon can cut billions. The study was sponsored by U.S. Air Force. ■ UT Extension is coordinating a series of livestock producer meetings across the state to assist with the increasing dire situation of the state’s forage and pastures. The meeting scheduled in Knoxville will be 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at the UT Extension Eastern Region Office.
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t the end of a long gravel driveway, past a barn and a few tractors and an old gas pump advertising its contents for 48 cents a gallon, Calvin and Carolyn Copeland were waiting. They work a calf-cow operation on three farms in East Knox County, one of which almost touches the Knox/Union county line. Photographer Ruth White and I took the kids we call “interns” – actually middleand high school-aged students who might want to go into journalism one day, God help them – out to the Copeland’s house last week. It was like stepping back in time, in the best sense of what that means. We saw land, lots of it, the precious commodity disappearing faster than common sense. Carolyn gave the kids Coca-Colas from an actual Coke machine, the classic kind with the door that swings out. She took the girls to a picnic table overlooking an inviting three-acre pond that makes you wish you had a line and a pole and bait and some time to kill. A Canada goose who decided it didn’t want to keep migrating north lives there, too. Calvin stayed with the guys up on the porch. He told tales. He says he calls Carolyn “Bologna,” because, “before she met me, that’s all she
A snapshot of the three-acre pond on Calvin and Carolyn Copeland’s farm.
The Shopper interns enjoyed exploring the farm of Calvin and Carolyn Copeland and stop for a photo under the grape vines. Pictured are: Jacob Messing, Melinda Taylor, Mitchell Kolinsky, Madeline Lonas, Ethan Sanders, Madison Noe and Sarah Dixon.
used to eat.” Asked about it later, up near the grapevine, Carolyn just shrugged. “Might as well let him (call me that), after 40-something years.” Calvin was born off Pedigo Road, near the stretch of Emory Road between Halls and Powell, on a produce farm. His father was a sharecropper. Calvin remembers when the preacher used to alternate Sundays behind the pulpits at Sharon Baptist and nearby Glenwood Baptist. “I thought that I couldn’t be happy but in that community,” Calvin says. “Now, I couldn’t go back. There’s not enough property.” In addition to the land in East Knox County, the Co-
pelands also own 800 acres near Kearney, Neb. Calvin served on a mano-war destroyer in the Navy during World War II. Before that, the farthest place he’d been from home was to Hardin Valley. He was a storekeeper onboard the destroyer. “My job was to find out how long a trip the job was going to be. A ship is like a floating village. It should have everything on it you need to survive.” The destroyer escorted troops and supplies that were headed to Germany, England Corryton farmer Calvin Copeland shows the Shopper-News “interns” his 1924 Model T Ford. and France. Photos by Ruth White The Copelands have lived in Corryton for more than “I was a-feared to get mar- As is the case with all of our the door.” 40 years. Calvin says he Calvin says if somebody waited until he was middle- ried. I was a-feared she might nation’s history, the Native offered to give him land out in take me to the cleaners!” Americans were here first. aged before he married. They still farm the land Before we left the house, West Knoxville or somewhere themselves. Calvin wanted us to see his worth three times more than “In the early days, you were Model A and Model T Fords his, he’d turn ’em down, if it lucky to (farm) six or 10 acres in the garage. The Model T meant having to move. “We don’t know any place a day. Now, my wife and I do was built in 1924. The Model we’d rather be.” about 35 acres – rake, bale A was built in 1929. It had been raining heavily and haul hay out of the field – Calvin says he courted in one evening. But we enjoy Carolyn in a car like the that morning. But when we it. That’s the main thing. We Model T. It has manual got to Calvin and Carolyn’s do everything together.” windshield wipers. Cal- house, the sun came out. Call me corny, but I think Carolyn brought out wa- vin says whenever it would termelon for the kids and rain, he would pretend he the Copelands had someshowed them arrowheads couldn’t work the wipers thing to do with it. Don’t even try to tell me otherwise. and musket balls found on and steer at the same time. the farm. They’ve even taken “Otherwise, she’d sit on Visit Jake Mabe online at jakemabe. blogspot.com. them to UT for identification. the other side of the car near
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The original Little Flat Creek Baptist Church, built in 1797 Photo by Madeline Lonas
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The historic Sawyer’s Fort, built by Col. John Sawyer, soldier of the Revolution, in approximately 1785. The fort was built for protection against Indians and is located off Emory Road in Corryton. Photo by Madeline Lonas
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A forgotten champion of the Smokies HISTORY AND MYSTERIES | Dr. Jim Tumblin Although he may not be as well known as Col. David Chapman or Carlos C. Campbell, Gen. Frank D. Maloney may have had as long a relationship with the movement that finally resulted in the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park as anyone else. Judge George L. and Sonora Dodson Maloney had four sons: William M., George E., Frank D. and James D. Maloney. Frank was born in Knoxville on Jan. 3, 1879. His father was judge of the Knox County Court from 18881902 and worked for the establishment of a home for the indigent. Eventually, when it was established, the home was named for him and the George Maloney Home at Maloneyville served Knox County’s indigent for many years. After he attended the public schools in West Knoxville, Frank graduated from UT with an engineering degree in 1898. His lifelong friend, David Chapman, was a teammate on the football team with Maloney at fullback and Chapman as quarterback. Years later, they would work together effectively in the efforts to set aside land for the national park. When the battleship Maine mysteriously exploded and sank in Havana harbor on Feb. 15, 1898, during Maloney’s senior year at UT, the SpanishAmerican War was ignited. When the war began, there were only 28,000 men in the regular U.S. Army. The Army requested 50,000 new men and received more
than 220,000 volunteers, including members of the state National Guard units. Maloney was one of those volunteers. He assisted in organizing a company that became part of the 6th U.S. Volunteer Infantry. During the Philippine Insurrection (1899–1902), Maloney re-enlisted and was assigned a captaincy in the 39th U.S. Volunteer Infantry. He served under Gen. Arthur MacArthur, Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s father. He survived that brutal jungle war and won a promotion to colonel. His uncanny expertise in assessing topography and preparing detailed maps enabled him to choose the site for Fort Benning, Ga., which remains an important military post today. Although Maloney had not been an applicant, Gov. Ben Hooper chose him to become adjutant general of the Tennessee National Guard in 1911. During Gen. Maloney’s four years as AG, he reorganized the guard and gave it a sound structure. Periodically, he engaged in general contracting and railroad engineering with the John A. Kreis Construction Co. Later, he worked with the Benson Winch Co., where his military experience facilitated its rapid growth. During his long career, he would also serve as commissioner of highways for Knox County, become the first chair of the Knox County Planning Commission (organized in 1940) and serve on the Knoxville Housing Authority. Maloney was hiking and
camping in the Smokies as early as 1896. When the Great Smoky Mountains Conservation Association was formed, he became one of the original members. The group first met on Dec. 21, 1923, with a board of directors that included Forrest Andrews, Carlos C. Campbell, Col. David Chapman, Willis P. Davis, Paul Fink, Russell W. Hanlon, Maloney and I.W. Rawlings. Arno B. Cammerer, associate director of the National Park Service, was charged with establishing the park boundaries. Gen. Maloney had double qualifications to become his chief assistant in the project. He had lengthy experience as a civil engineer with a particular expertise in topography and mapmaking, and he had an intimate knowledge of the Smokies, where he had often hiked and camped since he was 17 years old. By 1926, Maloney had prepared a composite map of the park’s proposed 704,000 acres. This map, dubbed the “Cammerer Map” or the “Red Line Map,” was used throughout the lengthy negotiations with the state of North Carolina, the state of Tennessee and the U.S. Congress. Gen. Maloney conducted many of the meetings with Col. W.B. Townsend, owner of the Little River Lumber Co., and eventually arranged for the sale of their 76,507 acres for $273,557.97 or about $3.50 per acre. North Carolina had paid $9 to $12 per acre for similar land. When Tennessee Gov. Austin Peay received the
The Longmire-Gentry House circa 1911. Probably the first house built on Gibbs Drive in the Gibbs-Maloney Addition, it was home to Brice Longmire (1862-1916), a member of the board of education, the Knox County Court and the Tennessee state Legislature (1911-1913). Photo submitted
151 pages of deeds for the LRLC’s property on Mar. 22, 1927, and when Tennessee’s share of the cost ($183,371.73) was paid, the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was almost assured. However, the park was not chartered by the U.S. Congress until 1934. President Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke at the formal dedication of the park at Newfound Gap on Sept. 2, 1940. The park remains one of the largest protected areas in the eastern United States and the most-visited national park year after year. But Gen. Maloney’s work was not finished. He envisioned a 72-mile scenic Foothills Parkway along the Tennessee border of the park that would make travel from one section of the park to another much easier for residents and park visitors alike. It would also provide a num-
ber of loops for added exposure of the scenery. Congress authorized the project in 1944 and the Tennessee Legislature authorized purchase of rights-of-way in 1945, but it was 1960 before construction would begin. Having just returned from yet another mission to Washington on behalf of the park, Gen. Frank D. Maloney passed away suddenly on March 7, 1952. A confirmed bachelor, he was survived by his sister and three brothers. He is buried in the family plat at Highland Memorial Cemetery. His gravestone reads: “Frank Maloney, Army Officer, Engineer, Adjutant General (Tenn.) 19111915, Leader in the Establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.” The Maloney Point overlook on Tennessee state Highway 73, just a few miles west of the Sugarlands Visitor Center, is a spectacular
Gen. Frank D. Maloney (1879-1952). Gen. Maloney, an Army officer, civil engineer and mapmaker, was a major contributor to the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Photo courtesy C.M. McClung Historical Collection
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WORSHIP NOTES ■ 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. ■ 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.
And did you get what you wanted from this life, even so? I did. And what did you want? To call myself beloved, to feel myself beloved on the earth. (from “Late Fragment,” Raymond Carver) I remember the day that it dawned on me. It made me sad then, and it makes me sad every time I bring it to mind. Here is the truth that hit me, really out of nowhere: there are a great many people who love me, it is true, and I am grateful for them beyond all imagining. But it occurs to me that there is no one who loves me best, no one who calls me “Beloved.” That, my friends, is a sobering realization. And I know I am not alone in that circumstance. I consider myself to be a loving person. I love people, I love dogs, I love horses. I love strawberries, and swings and lilacs. I love picnics, and folk songs and puzzles. I love a new word, and the right word and the last word. I love books, and poetry, and history and rainy days at home. I love smart minds and good hearts. I love old friends, new friends and true friends. I love campfires, and hearth fires and candles – all candles, even birthday candles that multiply at alarming rates. I love stars, planets, new moons and full moons. I love waterfalls, creeks and oceans. I love tears of joy, and a-ha moments and dreams that are yet to be. I love people, too. People
through Aug. 17 (weather permitting). Movies will include “Cars 2” and “Adventures of Tintin.” Concessions will be available for purchase. No skateboards, scooters or roller skates. Info: 938-3410.
Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire other than you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. (Psalm 73: 25-26 NRSV)
■ 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.
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■ Bookwalter UMC, 4218 Central Avenue Pike, will host a communitywide yard sale 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1. To be a vendor, call 773-3380. Set up is free. A Fall Festival will be held 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Setup fee for vendors is $40 ($45 inside). To register: 773-3380.
CROSS CURRENTS who teach me things, people who call me to account, people who help me see the world in a new light. People who keep me honest, who keep me growing, who keep me close. People who help, who challenge, who steady me. I love family, immediate and extended. I love those who have gone on before and live only in memory. I love family yet unborn: the hope, the dream of grandchildren, the continuation of generations. All this love is possible because the God of love created this wondrous universe. God made hearts, as well as worlds, that gravitate toward one another. It behooves us to recall that it is the giving of love, more than the receiving, which is holy. The psalmist’s plaintive question, “Whom have I in heaven but you?” may sound, at first, forlorn. If, however, I have God in heaven, what more can I ask? If God is “my portion forever,” what more, indeed?
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.
Rec programs ■ 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@ comcast.net. ■ 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@ yahoo.com or 690-1060. ■ Callahan Road Baptist Church, 1336 Callahan Road, will host free Drive-In movies at dusk every other Friday
■ Centerpointe Baptist Church, located at 2909 N. Broadway, is sponsoring “Watermelon Blast in the Park!” from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, July 29, in Edgewood Park. The event will feature free watermelon, games, fun and much more. Info: 689-3311 ■ New Covenant Fellowship Church, 6828 Central Avenue Pike, will hold Pilates class 5:45 p.m. each Monday for $5. Info: 689-7001.
Revivals ■ 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.
Senior programs ■ Faith UMC, 1120 Dry Gap Pike, Young at Heart group meets 10 a.m. to noon each first Tuesday. Everyone is invited. Info: www. faithseekers.org or 688-1000.
■ Bethany Baptist Church, 6705 Raccoon Valley Road, “Amazing Wonders Aviation,” 7-9 p.m. July 16-20. Classes for ages 3 to adult. Pastor is Donnie McGinnis. Info: Jean, 922-2818.
“Amazing Wonders Aviation” 7-9 p.m. July 23-27. Classes for all ages. Kick-off family fun movie night is 8 p.m. Friday, July 20. Info: 688-7674 or www.clearspringsbaptist. net.
■ Clear Springs Baptist Church, 8518 Thompson School Road, will hold
■ Cross Point Church, 2000 Loves Creek Road, will host “Amazing Wonders Avia-
Workshops and classes ■ 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.
tion” from 6-8 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 16-20. ■ Halls Christian Church, VBS 6:15 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, July 22-25. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. A closing ceremony will be held 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 29. Info: 922-4210.
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Beaverdale Baptist Church held its Vacation Bible School last week. Above, Thomas Bethea gets food ready for snack time. Below, Nick Saylor, Dylan Saylor and Aaron Webb sport aviation gear for the VBS’ theme, “Amazing Wonders Aviation.” Photos by Hannah Evans
■ The Knoxville Fellowship Luncheon (KFL) will meet at noon Tuesday, July 17, at Golden Corral on Clinton Highway. Otis Stubblefield will speak. Info: http://kfl-luncheon. com.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, will have “Bible Boot Camp” VBS Friday through Sunday, July 27-29, for grades K-5. Participants will get to ride on a float in the Karns community parade. Preregister now; T-shirts will be ordered and cost $5. Volunteers are also needed. Info: Kristin Stanley, 247-7424 or firstname.lastname@example.org, 690-1060, or www. beaverridgeumc.com.
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SPORTS NOTES ■ Halls Middle School softball tryouts will be held 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, and Thursday, July 19, at Willow Creek Youth Park. All incoming 6-8 graders are encouraged to try out. Info: 389-6575. ■ Powell Middle School girls softball tryouts will be held 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, July 16-17, at Powell Levi Field for upcoming 6-8 graders. Must attend both sessions. Info: Andy Frantz, 742-9373. ■ Golf camp, ages 6-8, 9-11 a.m. Monday and Tuesday, July 23-24, Beverly Park Golf Course. Cost is $75. To register: 689-6445.
Diamondbacks finish 7-4, win championship The Knox Youth Sports Diamondbacks of the 12U softball league won the championship with a 7-4 record. Pictured are: Whitney Flautt, Ellis Gentry; (middle row) Madeline Nelson, Calli Fisher, Sumner Bradley, Reilly Swanson, Elizabeth Babb, Helen Babb, Willodeen Swaffield, Veronica Killefer; (back) coach Bob Bradley, Olivia Overbay, coach Ned Babb, Marleigh Castleberry and coach Greg Swanson. Pictured submitted
Painter signs with Walters State Halls High senior Grant Painter signed with Walters State Community College to play baseball next season. Painter is pictured with his parents, Angie and Chuck Painter, and (back) Halls High coach Doug Polston and Walters State assistant coach Joey Seaver. Said Seaver, “We are very excited to have Grant join our team. He has great, outstanding character and loads of potential.” Polston will miss the qualities Painter brought to the Halls baseball team, including a great work ethic and being a team leader. “Grant is a hard worker and a great kid,” said Polston. “He tied the school record for wins in a season at 11, was chosen for the PrepXtra team, named to the All-State and All-Region teams and was selected as the District Pitcher of the Year.” As for Painter, he plans to study criminal justice while in school and will work hard to improve as a pitcher. He hopes to play baseball for a four-year college after Walters State. Photo by Ruth White
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■ The fourth annual Andy Wilson Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 4, at Three Ridges Golf Course. All proceeds will benefit the Andy Wilson Scholarship Fund for student athletes at Carter High School. Morning and afternoon tee times are available, and lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. Team of four is $300, Hole Sponsorship is $100 per hole and Cart Sponsorship is $25. Info: Roger Wilson, 659-0035; John Clift, 406-9381; or Tim Laycock, 659-7904. ■ Yard 10U travel baseball team needs players for fall 2012 and spring 2013. Info: email email@example.com. ■ Gibbs Knockouts 03 8U softball is looking for a few players. Playing two or three weekends a month in local tournament. Info: 617-3131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
KIDS NOTES ■ Pottery For Kids at the Appalachian Arts Crafts Center in Norris with York Haverkamp, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 24-26, and Wednesday, Aug. 1; 9 a.m. to noon for kids 6 to 10 and 2-5 p.m. for kids 11 and up. Registration deadline July 19. Cost: $85. Prices include all materials. Beginning. Info: 494-9854. ■ Children’s Story Time at Ijams Nature Center is 1 p.m. Thursday, July 19. Includes craft. Free, but donation accepted. To register: 577-4717, ext. 110. ■ 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, the camp will culminate in a public performance showcasing the work of each attendee. Cost is $525. To register: http://www. clarencebrowntheatre.com/ actingcamp.shtml or contact Terry Silver-Alford, tsilvera@ utk.edu ■ BullyProof seminar, hosted by Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) academy Gracie Barra Knoxville at 8373 Kingston Pike, will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, July 28. The seminar is free to all children in the Knoxville area and surrounding communities. Info or to register: www.bullyproofknoxville. com, contact Laban Propst at 336-324-3197 or laban@ gbknox.com, or call the academy at 690-0088. ■ 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 complete the online guardian application at www. honorairknoxville.com 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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NEWS FROM TEMPLE BAPTIST ACADEMY
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or many students, summertime relegates academics to an afterthought. Attention turns from math and science to vacations, camps, parades, cookouts and outings with family and friends. However, for the administration and staff of Temple Baptist Academy, school is always on their minds. Summer is a golden opportunity for planning and preparing for the upcoming school year. It is also a time to reﬂect on the past year and look for ways to improve. “From implementing strategic planning initiatives to working on capital improvement projects, and from processing student applications to scheduling athletics events, there is a atmosphere of anticipation as we look to advance as a school in the upcoming year,” says vice principal Tim Missey. Teachers report back to campus on Wednesday, Aug. 1, to ﬁnalize their lesson planning and classroom preparations. The Parent/Student Orientation Rally is 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, and the ﬁrst day of school begins at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15. The administration, faculty and staff of Temple Baptist Academy are committed to providing
the best educational experience possible. It is a commitment to provide a distinctively Christian education. The hallmark of a truly Christian education is that the knowledge of God and the Bible serve as the foundation for all of life and learning. This biblical worldview provides the framework in which subjects such as science, math, history, language and music are studied. In a sense, a Christian education is simply the unending discovery and study of our Creator and his creation. To schedule an appointment for a campus visit or to learn more about Temple Baptist Academy, call 938-8181.
Sixth grade teacher Kellie Lollar teaches math at Temple Baptist Academy.
Rising 1st graders Olivia Rouse and Kara Landrum.
Rising 2nd grader Matthew Howe works at his desk.
Students embrace community Many would agree that one of the things that makes Knox County such a great place to live is that it consists of close-knit communities that provide a small-town feel. A great community is one where each person accepts his or her responsibility to contribute to the overall wellbeing of the community. It is this attitude of service that the students of Temple Baptist Academy are being taught to develop and make a part of their lives. It is something that grows out of an understanding that they are personally accountable to God and, in turn, responsible for others. Academy students are not only learning to look for ways to serve God in the lives of others, but they are regularly seizing opportunities to experience what it is like to make a difference in their community.
U.S. Rep John Duncan Jr. greets Temple students Camren Beard and Josh Woods at the Veterans Appreciation Breakfast at UT Medical Center. In the fall of 2011, Temple Baptist Academy began an ongoing initiative called “Embracing our Community with the Love of Christ.” From food drives to celebrating birthdays at assisted living homes, to honoring
veterans who have faithfully served our nation, Temple students are discovering the joy of helping and encouraging others. Through these efforts students are learning how they can make a difference in their community.
Now in 2012, the academy plans to build on this initiative as the start of a new school year approaches. Plans for additional community service projects in the coming months are currently in the works.
The Crown Education family Temple Baptist Academy is a member of an educational family. Crown Education is a family of institutions and resources that provide a suite of educational offerings. ■ Little Lambs Learning Center: A Christcentered child care with purpose for children 30 months to 4 years old. ■ Temple Baptist Academy: Christian Education (K-12) providing the foundation for life for more than 40 years. ■ Temple Home School: Educational opportunities and services to support parents and students. ■ Crown Tutoring: One-on-one remedial and advanced instruction for children and adults. ■ Knoxville School of the Bible: Bible certiﬁcate program for adults in the greater Knoxville area. ■ Crown Music Conservatory: Professional, personalized music instruction for children and adults. ■ The Crown College of the Bible: Providing excellence in higher education through the School of Ministry, the School of Education, and the School of International Language Navigators. ■ Crown Graduate School and Seminary: Advanced training and valuable resources for a lifetime of study and ministry. ■ Crown School of Business and Trades: Where targeted education meets employment opportunity. Info: CrownEducation.com or 938-8186.
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Fort Sanders extinguishes stroke in former ﬁre chief As a former chief of the Knoxville Fire Department, Gene Hamlin of Andersonville, 71, has seen plenty of emergencies. But recently, Hamlin, who is now retired after 40 years with KFD, had an emergency of his own. On May 15, Hamlin woke up unable to speak, the right side of his body numb and unable to move. “The day before, I did things as normal as ever. But I woke up with a stroke. It’s crazy. I considered myself healthy, a good weight and all. I don’t know where it came from,” he says. Hamlin’s wife, Jane, called 911.But since neither of them had been in a hospital lately – it had been 40 years since Jane Hamlin had a baby at Fort Sanders – they weren’t quite sure where to go. “My wife got in the ambulance with the driver, and
he asked her where to go,” Hamblin recalls. “She said, ‘I don’t know.’ And then it just came to her, Fort Sanders. “He said, ‘Well that’s a good choice,’ ” says Hamblin. “It was just a blessing from God.” It was also a blessing that Dr. Keith Woodward had just gotten back in town from vacation. Dr. Woodward is a neurointerventional radiologist at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. He uses tiny devices – inserted through a patient’s artery and into the brain – to repair or remove blood clots and aneurysms, all without surgery. “He said he could remove the clot, and my wife and son signed papers for him to do it,” remembers Hamlin. “He removed it, and I immediately got feeling back in my arms and legs. He saved my
life. Afterward, he showed me the clot on the computer screen, and the thing he used to get it out. Retired Knoxville I’m just so lucky.” Fire Department Hamlin stayed at Chief Gene Hamlin, Fort Sanders for six astride his horse days and went to PaMandy, is back in tricia Neal Rehabilithe saddle after tation Center another surviving a serious ﬁve days for stroke restroke this spring. habilitation therapy. At six weeks past his stroke, he is expected to recover fully. “I think in time I’ll be back to normal,” Hamlin says. Woodward told Hamlin they may never know what caused the blood clot in his brain. “I’ve got slightly high blood pressure, but it’s not high enough to cause that. I had been kicked by a horse and had a big bruise on my leg, but Dr. Woodward said that wasn’t it. He couldn’t pinpoint it.”
Whatever the cause, Hamlin says he survived the stroke thanks to the strong support of his family and friends at Andersonville First Baptist Church. “They had a special meeting to pray for me, 100 people prayed for an hour for me. People kept praying for me everywhere, and I really think it was a God thing.” Hamlin recommends Fort Sanders Regional to anyone needing care from a stroke. “It was excellent. They couldn’t do enough, and waited on me hand and foot,” he smiles. “I wasn’t a good patient I don’t think, but they were excellent. I can’t say enough of them.” For more information about stroke treatment at Fort Sanders Regional, go to www.fsrgional.com or call 865-673-FORT (3678).
Fort Sanders receives Silver Stroke Quality Award
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recently presented Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center with the 2011 Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award. The honor recognizes the hospital’s success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by developing a comprehensive system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients admitted to the emergency department. This includes always being equipped to provide brain imaging scans, having neurologists available to conduct patient evaluations and using clot-busting medications when appropriate. To receive the Silver Quality Achievement Award, Fort Sanders consistently met the Get With the Guidelines® program requirements for at least
the hospital to continually reach the 85 percent compliance level needed to sustain this award. According to the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association, on average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, and someone dies every four minutes. Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and serious, longterm disability in the United States.
Jim Groover with the American Heart Association presents Fort Sanders Stroke Coordinator Nancy Noble with the Get With the Guidelines® Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award. Presented by
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The early symptoms of stroke are often overlooked or ignored. If you suspect that you or a loved one is having a stroke, think FAST: F – FACE: Look at your face. Is one side sagging? A – ARMS: Hold out your arms. Is one arm lower than the other or harder to hold in place? S – SPEECH: Is your speech slurred or garbled? T – TIME: Time is critical when trying to minimize the effects of stroke. Call 911 and get to a hospital as quickly as possible. And be sure your hospital is a stroke-ready, Primary Stroke Center, like Fort Sanders Regional.
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B-2 • JULY 16, 2012 • HALLS/FOUNTAIN CITY SHOPPER-NEWS
HALLS SENIOR CENTER
Carolyn Rambo, 584-9964. ■ Noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, July 18-19, O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona St. ■ 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, July 30-31, Chota Recreation Center, 145 Awohli Drive, Tellico Village, Loudon.
AARP driver safety class For registration info about these and all other AARP driver safety classes, call
Activities for the week of July 16: ■ Monday, July 16: 10 a.m., Pinochle & Bridge, Hand & Foot, Texas Hold ’em Poker; 1 p.m., Rook, Mah Jongg; 1 p.m. SAIL exercise. ■ Tuesday, July 17: 10 a.m., Canasta; 11 a.m., Exercise; 12:30 p.m., Mexican Train Dominoes; 1 p.m., Beading Class; 1:30 p.m., Phase 10; 2 p.m., Movie Time featuring “The Way” starring Martin Sheen. ■ Wednesday, July 18: 10 a.m., Bingo; 10 a.m., Hand & Foot; 12:30 p.m., Bridge; 1 p.m., Rook; 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., SAIL exercise. ■ Thursday, July 19: 10 a.m., Pinochle; 10 a.m. Quilting; 11 a.m., Exercise. ■ Friday, July 20: 9:30 a.m., Pilates; 10 a.m., Euchre; 11 a.m., Geneology; 11:30 a.m., SAIL exercise; 12:30 p.m., Mexican Train Dominoes; 1 p.m., SAIL Exercise; 1 p.m., Western Movie. Mark your calendar for the Ballroom dance, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, July 28. Cost is $5 per person.
Would you like a horse? Kat is a 5-year-old Quarter Horse mare, approx. 15h tall. She stands well for grooming, vet and farrier. She gets along well with other horses in the pasture. She would be best suited for an advanced beginner or intermediate rider. Please visit our for adoption information for Kat and other deserving horses in n our care.
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Horse H o Haven of Tennessee’s facility is located at 2417 Reagan Road in Knoxville. Donations will be accepted to help HHT in its mission to care for abused and neglected equine.
Space donated by Shopper-News.
P.O. Box 22841 • Knoxville, TN 37933 Please visit our website: www.horsehaventn.org
IF YOU HAD HIP OR KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY between 2004 and present time and required a second surgery you may be entitled to compensation. Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800-535-5727. THE NORTHEAST KNOX UTILITY DISTRICT Board of Commissioners will hold the regular monthly meeting on Monday, July 23, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. in their office located at 7214 Washington Pike, Corryton, TN. If special accommodations are needed, please call 865-687-5345.
$125,000 AWESOME LOCATION NORRIS FREEWAY 3 BR, 2 BA, 2 car gar., 2 acres. Modular home. Super clean. Call Scott 865-388-9656
MOVE-IN READY – Spotless 3BR/2BA on huge corner lot in Wheatmeadows. 2-car gar, vaulted LR, new DW, range hood, decorative front door & storm door. 12x16 strg bldg w/loft. 7561 Gary White Rd. MLS #80673 $121,900. Call Beverly.
Vacant 16-acre farm
3-CAR GARAGE – Custom-blt, brick & stone. 4BR/2.5BA, full bsmnt, 2-sty. Huge island kit, formal DR, stone see-thru FP in LR & office. Hdwd flrs, ceramic tile kit, circle dirveway. Must see inside. 4830 Garfield Terrace. MLS#807217. $269,900. Call Leah.
Located between Halls Wal-Mart & I-75. Follow signs from East Emory Rd & Greenwell Dr.
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GREENWOOD CEMETERY, 4 lots, prime location, $1,500 each. 688-6797.
Dummy0713-12:20:58 2 x 7.5 (105.882) Dummy crossrads realty UNDER APPRAISAL. JUST REDUCED! – 3BR/2.5BA, formal DR.40-Homes Fin bsmnt w/FR & office. Lrg, level lot w/ mature trees. Excellent cond. Conv located at 4317 Redwen Rd. in Bonta Vista S/D. MLS #771709. $169,900. Call Beverly.
3 BR, 2 BA, all brick, NW, $895/mo. $500 dep. Private patio, garage. 865-591-4115.
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ALASKAN Malamute Puppies, $300. Full AKC papers, vet records. 865-394-1600 Boston Terrier puppy, female, pick of litter, CKC, must sell. $350. 423-312-6063 BOXER PUPPIES, AKC, fawn & blk, S & W, MALTESE, CKC reg., $350 M, $400 F. 865M&F, 7 wks. old, 579-6028; 963-6752 shots & wormed, ***Web ID# 108388*** 865-384-8559 BOXER PUPS, brindle & reverse brindle, S&W, dewclaws, $285. 865-201-7019. Brittany Puppy, AKC, fem., 6 mos old, UTD on shots, orange/wht $350. 865-992-8808 COCKER SPANIEL PUPS, AKC, 8 wks., all shots, all colors, $400. 423-201-3917 ***Web ID# 108522*** COLLIE Puppies, AKC, sable/white, like Lassie, $500. $100 dep holds. 828-389-1787 ***Web ID# 108907*** English Bulldog pups, NKC reg, shots UTD, beautiful & wrinkly $900. 423-902-4443 ***Web ID# 109272***
WALBROOK STUDIOS 25 1-3 60 7 $140 weekly. Discount avail. Util, TV, Ph, Stv, Refrig, Basic Cable. No Lse.
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All brick 3 BR, 2 BR, 2 BA, downtown / HALLS. 2 BA, 2 car gar., UT area. HW flrs, brand new flooring newly renov. $925/mo. & lighting, $975 mo. Alan 865-771-0923. 865-599-8174; 938-7200 ***Web ID# 109209*** HALLS AREA HALLS SCHOOLS 3 BR, 2 BA, gar., appl., 1/BR/1BA Kitchen level yd., 1 yr. lse, w/appls, lg l$800/mo. + dep. Avail. rm/dining rm, lg Aug. 865-661-7288 yard. Patio, private entrance. Good for Lrg Exec. Villa, 2 BR, single or couple. No pets. Utils & cable 2 1/2 BA, frpl, bonus rm, car gar., fncd bkyrd, incl'd. $550/mo + 2 Strawberry Plains. dep. 256-6100. $895 mo. 770-639-9754 LENOIR CITY, 1 BR, large, private, 1st 76 floor, covered wrap Condo Rentals around porch, great old town location, 3720 Tilbury Way $525/mo. Includes avail 7/1. 2BR/2BA, utilities. 865-924-0791 1-car gar. No pets, ***Web ID# 110217*** no smoking. 1-yr lease @ $725/mo, DD $700. Apts - Furnished 72 922-2403 or 705-4217
The last remaining tract of land derived from the Hall family U.S. land grant of the 1700s.
Selling in three 5-acre tracts or whole.
73 Manf’d Homes - Sale 85 Store Equipment 133b Dogs
Duplex - North. 2BR, 1998 3BR/2BA 16X80. MATLOCK SERIES MALTESE 3 mo. old, 2BA, 1 car gar. No pets. $10,000 obo. Needs 250 Ice cube maker ACA Reg., shots & 1 yr lease. $750/mo. repairs. Call 803& Leer 2 dr outside wormed, Males, + $500 dam. 254-9552 8778 or 266-3126. ice box $4200, Lin$500/bo. 865-233-4757 coln Fresh-o-matic Steamer $850; cash FARRAGUT/NEAR Trucking Opportunities 106 only 865-771-6356 TURKEY CREEK 2BR, 1BA, laundry rm, family neighborhood, 1 yr DRIVERS: TEAMS. CDL-A 1yr exp lease, $685 mo, $250 dep. Excellent 216-5736 or 694-8414. Pay/Benefits/HomeTime. Cats 140 Dedicated for Houses - Unfurnished 74 Andersonville. NoTouch. Apply: Carter1BR, new vinyl, Full vet. $65. 865-765-3400 Express.com appls/water furn., www.happypawskitttenrescue.org 877-628-6806 $425 plus dep. Refs. 688-2124.
SALE or LEASE, 4 ac Asheville Hwy, 3 BR 2 BA Halls school district, ga4,000 sf block bldg. rage, appls., level 865-933-5106, 384-1515 yard, avail. August, 1-yr. lease. $800/mo. Apts - Unfurnished 71 plus dep. 661-7288.
3 BR, 3 Bath, 2 Car Garage. FSBO. 865-671-1185
1 LOT in Greenwood Cemetery, upfront. Asking $1500. 865687-2728.
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Hours: Mon-Fri ard Rd Rd, Powell • 865 865-859-9414 8599 94 85 9414 14 10am - 5pm 7537 Brickyard Sat 10am - 1pm I-75N, Emory Rd. exit. Left on Emory, left on Brickyard at Bojangles
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When you sell your gold. WE ALSO PAY HIGHEST FOR OLD be present at time MONEY, STERLING SILVER, COINS, ETC. Coupon must of sale of gold.
22 ACRES, 5 min. from Super Wal-Mart, off Norris Fwy. w/3BR, 2BA, 2 car gar. Manufactured home (like new). $145,000. Call Scott, 865-388-9656.
Caregivers of all ages are invited to attend the Caregiver Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Cokesbury Center, 9919 Kingston Pike. The Caregiver Expo is a free, informative event to support all people, empower all ages and educate those in all caregiving situations. Expert panelists and 40 booths of professionals will be available to answer questions and provide information on the financial, physical, spiritual and emotional challenges faced by caregivers. A special Caregiver Recognition Award will be given to Bob Kesling, radio announcer for the Vol Network – and very special caregiver. Info: www. caregiverexpo.org.
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GOLDEN Retriever pups CKC, 8 wks., $250. Health guar. 931528-2690, 931-261-4123
Ret. Private Detective & Author needs 1-2BR house on secluded, private property with rent reduced in exchange for security and/or light caretaker duties. 865-323-0937 ^
Labradoodle Pups, no allergies/shed, vet ckd w/shots & papers, $450. Sweetwater 585-750-9055 ***Web ID# 108245***
ALL BRICK – in Garfield Estates. 3BR/2BA, cath LR, gas FP, split BR plan. Master w/grdn tub & sep shower. Bay breakfast, cherry cabs, new dimensional roof, new H&A, large, level backyard. MLS#80802. $144,900. Call Leah.
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Beverly McMahan 679-3902 • 922-4400
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24/7 Info Line: 865-392-5800 – enter CODE Off Washington Pk, 4516 Waldon Pond Ln. $224,900! Looking for a brick home? Level lot w/room to roam? JUST LISTED. Approx 2100 SF, immac in/out, 3BR + bonus rm, 2.5BA. Brazilian cherry hdwd flrs in GR, DR & foyer. Ceramic tile in kit w/ granite tops, S/S appl, incl fridge. Gas log FP. Sep whirlpool tub & shower in master BA. Sitting area in master. Oversized 2-car, side-entry garage, sec sys. Mostly sod lawn w/irrigation front/back. MLS#807920
Deborah Hill-Hobby 207-5587 www.deborah hillhobby. remax-tennessee. com
Rhonda Vineyard 218-1117
HALLS! 4209 Foothills Drive, $174,900 1-level, gorgeous, wrap-around front porch & partially cov deck. Approx 1788 SF +/-. No carpet, all pergo-type flooring & tile. 3BR/2BA, lrg tiled, eat-in kit w/island & bayed breakfast room. Formal DR, GR w/gas log FP. Lrg entry foyer w/columns into GR. Laundry rm w/sink, 2-car gar, fenced backyard w/strg bldg. MLS# 797408
Pebblestone: Spacious 3BR/2.5BA home in Halls! Hdwd flrs in foyer, DR, & LR, tile in kit & BAs, great kit w/breakfast nook & DR w/lots of natual light, over-sized bonus rm, lg BRs, 3-car gar, lg deck & big, private backyard, great for entertaining.
$224,900 MLS# 808341
Beverly Fields: All brick, on 1-level living, great rm w/FP, 2BR/2BA, 2-car gar, screened-in porch, MBA has new tiled shower, freshly painted, small development - close to everything! $119,900. MLS#803620
HALLS! 7907 Griffith Rd, $369,900! 1.25 acres, bsmnt ranch w/approx 3200 SF. 3-car det gar, 3BRs w/2 addtl fin rooms in bsmnt. Office, GR w/ gas log FP, sunrm w/tile flrs w/ country views, kit & DR combo w/tile floors, over-sized deck, 2-car gar on main & 2-car gar in bsmnt. MLS # 795675
Evangeline: All 1-level, all brick w/level yard (fenced), cathedral great rm, tastefully decorated, new “hardwoods” in great rm, dining, & hallway, mstr has 2 walk-in closets, huge kit w/eat-in plus formal dining, tiled BAs, located on a cul de sac, private backyard. $129,900 MLS#802174
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POMERANIAN PUPPIES, CKC, vet chk'd shots, wormed, $150 ea. 423-442-7275, 423-836-7456 ***Web ID# 110278***
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POODLE/CHIHUAHUA mix pups, adorable, black & white, $200. 865-257-6002 POODLE, red mini pups, CKC, shots, wormed, 1 F $450, 3 M $400. 865-322-1074 ***Web ID# 110220*** SHELTIES AKC, 6 wks., blue merle fem., tri-color male, S/W. $500. 865-577-9286 YORKIE MALE, AKC reg., 9 wks, 1st shots, $450. Call 865291-8428. YORKIE PUPPIES, 4 Males, 8 weeks old, 1st shots, $300. 865-209-2674
Small baby face, 7 wk old male. 423-784-3242
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PET GROOMING Wait or drop off. Andersonville Pk, Halls 925-3154
MINI SCHNOODLE PUPPIES, born 5/16/12, 1st shots, $300. 423-300-7450
CUTE KITTENS ready for a good home! 2 yellow & white, one solid gray, one gray & white. Call 603-3073.
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. knoxpets.org
LIKE NEW, 8-ft. sofa, Bally Total Fitness sage green ($700), Elliptical, perfect for sale, $10 each. and two Lane cond. $500/b.o. Can 865-806-6035 swivel rocker retext pix. 865-441-3441 cliners, sage green XP680 or $1,000 for PROFORM Lawn-Garden Equip. 190 ($500), cross-trainer treadall three pieces. mill. Active maint. Also 6-ft. stripe 2 DOZEN railroad ties contract. Asking sofa, good cond., for sale cheap. You $350. 687-4373 $200. 922-3391. haul away. 688-5482, located in Ftn. City. NEW SINGLE bed w/mattress, never China Crystal Flatware 221 slept on! Heavygauge metal, red. 35-PIECE vintage Fi$150. 687-4373 esta dinnerware, mixed colors. Incl. OVERSIZED CHAIR, pitcher, sugar bowl twin side chairs; end w/ lid. $50. 922-6822. tables; queen sleigh bed; juke boxes and VINTAGE 36-PIECE fine china, Camelot more. 865-310-2670 Gracious, service for 6. Includes salt, & Foster Household Furn. 204 STEARNS pepper, gravy bowl Sealy K&Q Closeouts. w/ platter, lg. oval Ex. cond. $499 & up. serving platter. $60 865-947-2337. 5 PC. black wrought obo. 922-6822. iron patio set, 4 chairs, round table, $300. 922-6682. Household Appliances 204a
238 Alterations/Sewing 303 Cleaning
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CAREGIVER AVAILABLE. 14 YRS EXP! DAY-SHIFT ONLY. 266-3126
1989 FORMULA Sport Boat 24', 454 Magnum Honda Civic EX 1999, Bravo-1 Drive. fully loaded, cold AC, Trailer, Excellent runs great, new tires, Condition, $13,900/obo. $3200. 865-688-4143 Call 865-309-5559
COACHMAN Freedom Express 242RBS. BRAND NEW! Never used. Incl. hitch & all opt. $18,300. 865-256-6111 PROWLER 2001 TT 27 ft. Lg. slide out, queen bed, rear BA, AC, gas range / heat, all hitch, levelers / sway bar. $8000 / bo. Exc. cond. 865-717-1268; 717-645-1619
CORVETTE 1986 Pace Car conv. 48K mi., all orig., yellow w/blk top. Documents, $10,500 obo. 865-755-4729 ***Web ID# 110321***
^ ALL TYPES roofing, guaranteed to fix any leak. Special coating for metal roofs, slate, chimney repair. 455-5042
Cement / Concrete 315 Stump Removal
BUICK LASABRE Limited 2002. Loaded perfect cond. Garaged, 48K mi., $10,950. 865-769-4000
TROPICAL T330 2006 Class A, 34', with Freightliner chassis. 300 HP diesel pusher w/air suspension & air brakes, 2 slide outs, diesel gen., gar. kept, Just like new! one owner, 13,500 mi. $84,500. Call 865-679-8214, 457-1268.
^ Bobcat/Backhoe. Small dump truck. Small jobs welcome & appreciated! Call 688-4803 or 660-9645.
330 LOVING HOME has Flooring day care openings for infants to 3-year- CERAMIC TILE installation. Floors/ old. References walls/ repairs. 33 avail. 922-9455. yrs exp, exc work! John 9 3 8 -3 3 2 8
RAY VARNER FORDXLT LLC ’07 Ford Explorer 4x4 16K miles, Extra c lean ............................. 592090MASTER Ad Size 3 x 4 $25,930 4c N TFN <ec> ’05 Nissan Frontier King CAB 2wd 32K miles ..................................................
LANDSCAPING MGMT Design, install, mulch, sm tree/shrub work, weeding, bed renewal, debri cleanup. Free est, 25 yrs exp! Mark Lusby 679-0800
’05 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate, 4x4, Loaded, 24KSAVE $$$ SPECIALS OF THE WEEK! '10 Ford Fusion Sport, leather, moonroof, sport wheels, R1236............$21,505 miles..................
HAROLD'S GUTTER SERVICE. Will clean front & back $20 & up. Quality work, guaranteed. Call 288-0556.
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Price includes $399 dock fee. Plus tax, tag & title WAC. Dealer retains all rebates. Restrictions may apply. See dealer for details. Prices good through next week.
Air Cond / Heating 301
FOURWINDS HURRICANE 2006 34 ft, Class A, V10 gas eng., 3 slideouts, air shocks, auto leveling jacks, 1 owner, nonsmoker, 9300 mi. Exc. cond. $55,000. 865-804-4747 ***Web ID# 108212***
TREE WORK & Power Stump Grinder. Free est, 50 yrs exp! 804-1034
'10 Lincoln MKX, loaded, nav, vista roof, 20" chrome wheels, R1201....... $28,995 ’06 Ford Escape 4x4, 15K miles.................................................................. '10 Ford Focus SE, auto, factory warranty, over 30 mpg!!!, R1247 .............. $15,550 $17,436 '11 Ford Fiesta SE, auto, 39 mpg!!! 1 owner, R1273 ...........................$14,900
Will care for or be a companion to your elderly in their home or place of residence. Also do overnights. Will assist with hygiene, meal prep, shopping, doctors, hairdressers, etc. No heavy lifting. Refs avail. Call Marie 947-1063
BRYANT 180 BOW RIDER Garage kept. Great shape. Killer stereo. $3,999. 865-573-2655.
MOVING SALE, one day only, July 21, 8- JEEP Grand Cherokee 2, 2920 Rifle Range Ltd 1994, 191k mi, Rd. Rain or shine. white, brush guard, $2999. 865-599-5192
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Utility Trailers 255 BEDROOM SUITE. Solid Cherry Kincaid; 21 CUBIC FT frost- GARAGE SALE July free upright freezer. Dresser w/Mirror, 18' ENCLOSED 21, 8-2, 4319 Cabbage 2 yrs old. $350. 803Chest, 2 Nightstds, TRAILER 2012, Road. Riding mower, 8778 or 266-3126. Sgl Headboard. $4550, $1200 in extras. tiller, knives, tools, Nice! (865) 603-1642 Call 865-405-0694. power tools, furn., AMANA FRIDGE misc. HH items. GREEN COUCH & w/bottom freezer, CHAIR, good cond. 20.5 cu ft storage. HUGE 4-FAMILY garage Vans 256 sale, too much to name, New $1100, asking $35 for both. Call come see at 4224 Felty Dr. 686-1681. $425. 687-4373 in Murphy Hills S/D July CHEVY VENTURE 18-21, Wed-Fri 9-4, Sat 9-12. VAN, 2000, 148K JUST MOVED in sale, 1 mi., AC, sharp van! day only, everything $3,400. 865-971-4783 must go. Couch & loveseat, couple of TVs, much more. 7803 Halls- Trucks 257 dale Rd, Temple Acres S/D, Sat. July 21, 8-? GMC SONOMA 2001, 4.3 Vortec, 110,400 MOVING SALE, evemi. New fuel pump rything cheap, com$7200 obo. 865-684-9962. puter table & chair. Now thru July 31, 6419 Son Light Way.
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Funeral pre-planning offers peace of mind No one likes to think about death, let alone plan for it. However, by preplanning your ďŹ nal arrangements, you relieve your family of having to make important ďŹ nancial decisions during a period of great stress and grief -- a time when people arenâ€™t thinking very clearly and may not know what to do because you never made your wishes known.
Pre-planning your funeral can be very informal, even as simple as jotting down your preferences and sharing your wishes with a family member. More formal arrangements in the form of a pre-need contract can be set up with a funeral home and can be pre-funded through life insurance, bank trust agreement, or another method.
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In many families, discussing oneâ€™s mortality is an extremely uncomfortable topic. But it is a topic that should be discussed and planned for well in advance of your death. Itâ€™s easy to say, â€œDonâ€™t make a fuss. I donâ€™t want a ceremony. Just bury me and be done with it.â€? But it is important to realize that the ritual of a funeral and/or memorial service isnâ€™t for the deceased but for the living. It is a time when friends and family can gather together to grieve openly and to provide support for one another. Pre-planning, when done properly, can
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Social Security strategies By Rogers Penfield For most Americans, Social Security is a significant retirement asset. Making the best possible selection related to your Social Security options can mean a material difference in the income it provides to you over the course of your retirement years. When you elect to begin receiving Social Security payments is important. You may retire from a career at age 62, but beginning benefits at age 62 may not be the best choice. The age at which you begin will impact your benefits for the rest of your life. There are several factors that should be considered before selecting the optimal date to begin benefits. Your health status, life expectancy, need for income, whether or not you plan to continue working and how con-
cerned you are about running out of money in your lifetime should all be considerations in determining your date to begin benefits. Analysis requires careful considerations of inputs, assumptions and other facts that will impact your Social Security benefits, including the taxation of those benefits. While having a strategy for when to begin Social Security benefits is important, it is critical to consider Social Security benefits in conjunction with all of your retirement assets for an optional strategy. Incorporating your benefits into an overall retirement income plan may make a material difference in the amount of income available to you in retirement. Consideration of the options available to provide the most valuable benefits to a spouse should not be overlooked.
curity, but they do not know where to find the answers. Most people know that every paycheck they receive has a deduction for something that is called FICA and it goes somewhere and they will get something someday when they retire. Most young people have other pressing problems or obligations that they are more concerned about than their retirement, which may be many years away. As these people progress through their life, finishing their education, finding their first real job, getting married, buying their first house, raising a family, sending the kids off to â€˜Best kept secretâ€™ school, having their first grandSocial Security may be one of child, caring for their parents, the best kept secrets of the fed- finding another job, maybe a eral government. A lot of people new spouse, and then realizing have questions about Social Se- retirement is just around the If you ask someone who has not filed for Social Security benefits to explain how Social Security works, you may receive an answer that sounds like one of these: you can start receiving benefits at age 62 and receive a check every month for the rest of your life; when you retire, you go by the Social Security office and fill out some forms and they start sending you a check every month to help you live on; Iâ€™m not sure, they send you a little check each month, but it is not enough to live on. Or you may hear something like: I donâ€™t know, but it is not enough to worry about.
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start by looking at the two Social Security Trust Funds. The first trust fund is the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI) Trust Fund. The second trust fund is the Disability Insurance Trust Funds (DI). These funds are accounts managed by the Department of the Treasury. Benefits to retired workers and their families, and to families of deceased workers, are paid from the OASI Trust Fund. Benefits to disabled workers and their families are paid from the DI Trust Fund.
A case study Letâ€™s look at a case which is not uncommand in todayâ€™s family. I will call this couple Bill and Mary. Bill started his Social Security benefits four years ago at his age 63 without consulting anyone. His employer was downsizing and he took an early out, but there is still hope for Mary. Mary turns 66 next month. Last year I recommended that she wait until her age 66 and then restrict her application to her spousal benefit while letting her own benefit build delayed credits to her age 70. Her response: â€œBut I can get $2,000 a month if I apply for my own benefit. Why would I take a $1,000 spousal benefit instead?â€? Clearly, Mary was focused on her loss
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of income from work and wondering how she will pay the bills. I argued that this will allow her to jump up to $2,640 (not counting cost of living increases) at her age 70, and that even if she has to withdraw more funds from her IRA to meet expenses, this strategy will require her to take less money from her IRA later. Mary didnâ€™t seem convinced. I asked her to consider these illustrations: I had run a breakeven analysis (a year when the amount received at either starting age is equal) of two scenarios: 1. start her retirement at her age 66, vs. 2. start her spousal benefit at age 66 and switch to her retirement benefit at age 70. Because Billâ€™s Social Security is a done deal and his benefit will remain the same, I did not have to include his benefits. Under the first scenario, her monthly benefit would be $2,133. Under the second scenario, if she claimed a spousal benefit, the benefit would be $1,063 a month until she reached the age of 70, and switched to her own benefit of $2,815. This approach showed a breakeven age of 76. But, what I really wanted to stress was how much higher her income will be at some future age. Because she comes from a family of long lives, I showed her that if she is
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still collecting Social Security benefits at her age 85, her monthly benefit will be $4,758 instead of $3,605. I also noted she will not be switching to Billâ€™s benefit if he dies first because his benefits are lower than hers. It is essential for her to manage her own benefit. Before I could proceed further, she said, â€œIâ€™m going to try it.â€? Sheâ€™s still somewhat worried about meeting expenses, but overall feels pretty good about the situation. Thereâ€™s no risk to Mary for â€œtrying it.â€? Even if she does have to switch to her own benefit before age 70, every month she goes without collecting her own benefit adds a few more dollars to her future income. Claim-now or claim-more-later seems like a no-brainer to most of us. This is where a high-earning spouse who is planning to delay his or her benefit to age 70 claims his or her spousal benefit at age 66. If his or her spouse is also a high earner, he or she might receive $1,000 or $1,200 a month from age 66 to 70 â€“ some $50,000 in cash that he or she would not otherwise receive. Ideas like this are at least as good as an investment having the potential to produce a return of $50,000 without the risk. Rogers Penfield is a Knoxville certified financial planner who specializes in wealth management strategies.
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f you’re a senior citizen, here are your instructions: Get ready. Get Set. Go – to your nearest calendar and put a big circle around Tuesday, Sept. 11. That’s the date for this year’s Senior Citizens Day at the Tennessee Valley Fair – a day looked forward to by seniors all across East Tennessee. There will be loads of activities, all of them free to those 65 and older. Fair officials expect more than 3,000 seniors will be on hand for their special day this year.
Hours for the special seniors events will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., but seniors will be admitted at no charge to the fairgrounds all day. In addition to lots of entertainment, health checks will be available, along with information about the goings-on at area senior centers, home health care, senior fitness, senior nutrition and volunteer activities for those who may finally have some extra time on their hands and want to use it to help others. Fair representative Sarah Thompson says, “Senior Day has been a Fair staple for more than 30 years with one goal in mind: to keep seniors healthy, happy and involved in the community.” The day will include interactive contests and activities. Prizes will be awarded to the couple married the longest, the largest group present, the oldest man, the oldest woman and the couple who traveled the greatest distance to the event.
Seniors at last year’s Senior Citizens Day at the fair enjoy activities “under the big tent.” Photo submitted Winners in the popular “Win-it-in-aminute” game will take home great prizes donated by Shoney’s Restaurants, according to Thompson. Other games will include Bingo. Magician David Vaught and juggler Dale Jones will entertain and there will
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Georgia Engle, Linda Williams and Tom Engle get ready to enjoy the indoor picnic celebration. Eunice Easley, 92, and Lois Kelly, 104, register to participate in the 2012 Walk with Walgreens contest.
Steppin’ out By Theresa Edwards John T. O’Connor Senior Center hosted a “Walk with Walgreens” kickoff celebration and indoor picnic July 10 with entertainment by The Circle of Friends. The competition of area senior centers will run Aug. 1 through Oct. 31. Participants need to log their steps and report them to their area senior center to count. In addition, those who register at www.walgreens. com/walk can earn coupons by logging steps online. Pedometers may be picked up at area Walgreens.
Walgreens will award cash prizes to the winning senior centers: first place $500, second place $200, and third place $100. “We want to take as many steps as we can, but bottom line, we want you to be healthier,” said O’Connor Center director Sue Massengill. “Thank you all for participating in this, and of course thanks to Walgreens. What a great thing they do across the state of Tennessee,” said Mayor Madeline Rogero. “As mayor, I want Knox-
ville to be No. 1 in everything we do. And I know that because of you all, with 31 million plus steps last Sixth grader Sydni Stinnett year, we won (O’Connor Ron Collins and Ed Mogridge of The Circle of Friends players and sings “The Star Spangled Center) not only in our re- pickers entertain the crowd, starting with “Rocky Top Tennessee.” Banner” and “Amazing Grace.” gion, but the whole state of Tennessee. So thank you once again for all you did to make Knoxville excel, beFIRST ANNUAL cause that is something we try to do every single day. “I will be 60 in a few weeks, and I intend on participating as well,” said Rogero. “I actually have a pedometer and need to be getting my steps in every day, so this will be an incentive. “Also, I know that I can do this because Lois Kelly who is 104 years old and Miss Easley who hangs out with her are participating, so I know I can too.”
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ixty-year-old Ester Kurz does a lot of things, but taking prescribed medicine isn’t one of them. While most people her age take a pill for one thing or another, Kurz, from Baltimore, self-prescribes exercise for healthy aging. Kurz, who will turn 61 in June, goes to the Life Time Fitness in Rockville, Md., daily to enjoy everything from boot camp to yoga. Her favorite day is Monday, she says, when she goes from kickboxing to indoor cycling class to boot camp. “Each year, I seem to up the number and types of routines,” she boasts. Kurz’s attitude is counter to the majority of her peers. Just 30 percent of people between ages 45 and 64 say they engage in regular leisure-time physical activity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2010 National Interview Survey. As people get older, they move
even less: 25 percent are active between the ages 65 and 74 and only 11 percent of those 85 and older say they are active. That’s a problem because studies indicate there’s a correlation between activity and a lower death rate in older adults. “Healthy aging is the ability to maintain your mental, physical and cellular health,” says Jason Stella, a personal trainer at Life Time Fitness, The Healthy Way of Life Company. “The process of aging is inevitable, but the choices you make, good or bad, throughout your lifetime dictate the rate at which you will age and the positive or negative health affects you develop.” In particular, Stella says behaviors that sabotage healthy aging include eating processed foods, taking too many medications, not controlling stress and inactivity.
“I have had almost no injuries and very few aches and pains other than when I push myself too hard,” Kurz says. In addition to staying physically active, Kurz is a lobbyist for a grassroots advocacy organization, a wife and mother of two sons, ages 19 and 21, as well as a volunteer with several organizations. “A few years ago, I fell down a flight of stairs and, other than a few bruises and scrapes, did very little damage to my body,” Kurz says. “I have to believe exercise had a great deal to do with that.” Regular exercise and physical activity are critical to helping older adults stay independent as they age. Strengthening bone and joint health to protect mobility is all the motivation most active older adults need to exercise. Kurz appreciates those benefits, too, but likes the added challenges. In February she
competed in the Life Time Fitness Alpha Showdown, a national competition that tests the body’s core energy systems: power, strength and endurance. Most competitors were much younger than Kurz. “I did not win,” she says, “But I don’t think I came in last either, which was an achievement.” Firmly in the second half of her life, Kurz is certain she has never been healthier or felt
stronger. Life Time Fitness is part of her health aging program, but the facilities, programming and events cater to all ages and abilities, from those new to an exercise routine to those who are emphatic believers in exercise as good medicine, like Kurz. “Every checkup, my doctor asks me, ‘Still exercising like crazy?’ ” she says. “And then he adds, ‘keep it up.’ ”
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1-2-1 Personal nutrition A new, 90-day program with discounted rates and one-on-one counseling by a Registered Dietitian. Each one-hour session is private. Initial assessment: Learn how your body works … what are your specific calorie, carbohydrate, protein and fat needs? Review nutrition goals, body composition and meal planning. Second week follow-up: Receive individualized meal plan and define your implementation strategies. Six follow-up sessions: (two per month, including a grocery shopping tour) “We will evaluate what you are doing now and determine why that has not worked for you. Together, we will establish your goals and create an individualized strategy/plan to help you reach those goals.” – Casey Peer, Chief Dietitian
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What you’ll learn ● How to understand and read food labels ● Pre-workout and post-workout fuel (nutrition timing) ● Blood sugar and weight gain: Discover how the composition of your calories affects your metabolic rate ● Fats, various kinds and their role in your body composition ● The truth about sugar and high fructose corn syrup ● Adding fiber: Learn what food can control appetite while decreasing frequency and intensity of sugar binges ● Multivitamins and supplements: Provide science on supplements and vitamin questions ● Recipe modification: Staying on track while traveling, during the holidays and at other busy times.
By Sandra Clark Clients of Registered Dietitian Casey Peer frequently say they are “sick and tired of feeling sick and tired.” What do they mean? “We work with people who have chronic headaches, digestive upset, low energy levels, extra pounds that just don’t want to budge or just generally are not feeling well in their body,” said Casey. “Together, we’ll unravel the complexity around food, listen to your body’s signals and give Casey Peer it what it needs to heal itself, shed those unwanted pounds and truly thrive.” At Provision Health & Wellness, Casey Peer and her colleagues have crafted a program of personal nutrition counseling called 1-2-1. And that’s what happens. Each client will meet privately with a Registered Dietitian for eight one-hour sessions over three months. Casey says, “It’s common to hear people say they have a personal trainer, but almost no one says they have a personal dietitian. Yet exercise is about 20 percent of weight loss while nutrition is 80 percent. “Think about it. Each of us has at least three food encounters every day.” Casey knows that each person’s body is unique. What works for your family, your sibling or your best friend may not work for you. “Each of us has different biochemistry that determines how our body uses food, what foods we like and
Feeling overwhelmed by all the mixed messages out there about food? Frustrated and just wanting to ﬁgure out what works for you? Every person’s body is unique. Each of us have a different biochemistry that determines how our bodies use food and what food we like and don’t like. Ultimately, our bodies are communicating with us all the time, and our job is to listen, identify what they’re asking for, and respond appropriately. We work with people who are sick and tired of feeling sick and tired - be that chronic headaches, digestive upset, low energy levels, extra weight, or generally not feeling good. Together, we’ll unravel the complexity around food, listen to your body’s signals, and give it what it needs to heal itself, shed pounds, and truly thrive!
what foods don’t agree with us at all. “What’s more, you could be eating what looks like a healthy diet, but if you’re not digesting it property, then you’re not getting what you need from it. “Ultimately, our bodies are communicating with us all the time and our job is to listen, to identify what they’re asking for and to respond appropriately. “If this sounds like stepping into foreign territory, then you’ve come to the right place. We’re here to help.” To sign up for the program or obtain more information, call 232-1414 or visit www.livewellknoxville.com.
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f you know you need life insurance, but still don’t have individual coverage, you’re not alone. According to the Life Insurance and Market Research Association, most Americans say life insurance is important, yet only onethird of them are covered by an individual policy. That’s the lowest level in 50 years. “Most Americans know life insurance protects their loved ones against financial hardship in the event of an unexpected death,” says Brian Murphy, who heads up The Hartford’s life insurance business. “But 40 percent of consumers get so discouraged by how long it takes to buy a permanent policy that they simply give up without getting the coverage they know they need.” Applicants who want to buy life insurance are sometimes faced with perplexing forms and an approval process that can take more than a month to
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