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Coffee Break Meet Ed Smith. Retired from the Associated Press, Ed is the longtime president of the Broadacres Homeowners Association and managed to embarrass his wife by bringing then gubernatorial candidate Bill Haslam by the couple’s home early one Saturday morning. Get to know Ed over a Coffee Break.

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Miracle Maker Jim Porter thinks of himself as just one spoke in the wheel at Powell High School and says that his role as graduation coach is a “jack of all trades.” But, the truth is good things are going on at Powell High. Jim tells us about a few of them.

➤ See Jake Mabe’s story on page A-9 NEIGHBORHOOD BUZZ

West is Halls B&P speaker Shopper-News columnist Marvin West will be the guest speaker at the Halls Business and Professional Association membership meeting at noon Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Beaver Brook Country Club. West is a former sports editor at the Knoxville News Sentinel. He is the author of “Tales of the Tennessee Vols.” All are invited. Lunch is $10.

Index Coffee Break A2 Jake Mabe A3 Government/Politics A4 Marvin West/Lynn Hutton A5 Faith A6,7 Kids A8,11 Miracle Makers A9 Business A13 Calendar A14 Health/Lifestyles Sect B

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Gresham student starts blanket drive By Betty Bean Her name was Opal Williamson, but everyone called her Nanny. She loved her family, Carter Valley Missionary Baptist Church and slapstick humor. Her greatgranddaughter Gabby Bogart says her Nanny’s chicken and dumplings were amazing. But that was before dementia clouded her mind and made it impossible for her to live at home, so she spent the last years of her life at Beverly Park Place Health and Rehabilitation (formerly Hillcrest North). Gabby, who is a 12-year-old Gresham Middle School 7th grader, visited her regularly, with her little sister, Christina in tow. This fact alone makes Gabby Bogart pretty unusual, says Sandra Maples, the activities director at Beverly Park Place. “We’ve got a lot (of patients) who don’t have families; a lot who have families that don’t show up,” Maples said. But what makes Gabby really stand out among the visitors who come in and out of the nursing home is this – even after her Nanny’s death on Sept. 6, Gabby is thinking about the people who are still there. “It was always cold in there, summer and winter,” Gabby said. “They keep the air conditioning on, and a lot of the patients don’t have warm blankets or warm socks. I was cold whenever I went there, even with my sweatshirt on.” It was during her Nanny’s last week of life that Gabby came up with the idea that she’s tentatively dubbed “Blankets of Hope.” She

plans to collect warm, fuzzy twinsized blankets, socks and stuffed toys to distribute to Beverly Park Place residents. She has told her family that this is what she wants for Christmas this year. “I’m hoping we could make them feel like family,” Gabby said. Her mother, Jaclyn Bogart, is going to help, and says the comfort items can be gently used, as well as new. She has agreed to make sure they get to where they need to go. She is very proud of her daughter. “Gabby often wondered why there are no decorations, no colorful blankets or anything on some of the beds. I told her that some people that are in there do not have family. She said, ‘Mom, this year I want to collect as many blankets and socks as I can and take to the nursing home to show these people that they are loved,’” Jaclyn said. Classmates and friends at Gresham have gotten involved, as well. Guidance counselor Marc Sandlin has pitched in, and so has Cricket Prentiss, who teaches Gabby’s AVID class (Advancement Via Individual Determination is a college readiness program with a public service component). “Gabby came to me and her AVID teacher, and since part of their curriculum is to do community service projects, Ms. Prentiss is delighted to help, and so am I. Any time a kid wants to get outside themselves, we’re all for it,” Sandlin said. Info: Jaclyn Bogart, 809-3712 or

Jaclyn and Gabby Bogart

Opal “Nanny” Williamson

Two from EPA visit Beaver Creek Watershed By Sandra Clark Beaver Creek is coming back. “We’re seeing improvement,” said Roy Arthur, watershed coordinator for Knox County. “We started the restoration five years ago with a 15-year plan. We should see real progress in another five years.” Arthur hosted the annual meetRoy Arthur ing of the Beaver Creek Task Force last week at the Hallsdale Powell Utility District. Some 50 individuals including two from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Atlanta attended. Vivian Doyle, Tennessee watershed coordinator for EPA Region 4, is very familiar with what we’re doing and is supportive, Arthur said.

HPUD president Darren Cardwell spoke about ways the utility has improved water quality, primarily through construction of a new wastewater treatment plant on Beaver Creek. Then the group toured five facilities: HPUD’s new headquarters, Arthur’s stream restoration project at the Halls Comunity Park, the Halls High Outdoor Classroom, the Brickey-McCloud stormwater wetland which HPUD built to filter runoff from school property, and the Powell Station Park Rain Garden. Is there hope that Beaver Creek can get off the state’s list of impaired streams? Absolutely, said Arthur. Already a tributary, Cox Creek which feeds into Beaver Creek near Mill Run subdivision in Halls, has been “delisted.” A segment of Bull Run Creek has been delisted as well after improvements to nearby

farms kept waste out of the creek. The Beaver Creek Task Force is a consortium of businesses and agencies that which meet occasionally to catch up. Arthur said three big projects are ahead: ■ Knox County will be repairing 1,200 feet of stream near Cox Creek between Brown Gap and Crippen roads in Halls. ■ Knox County and a homeowners association will collaborate to alleviate flooding at Cedar Crossing subdivision and the Villas at Cedar Crossing. The design bid closed Sept. 14 and the design should be finished in six weeks, Arthur said. The county will install a bioretention facility on the community’s common area that will capture the first inch of rainfall. The homeowners association plans

improvements to enhance the common area, he said. “They are creating their own mini-park.” Additionally, the county contracted with Dr. Andrea Ludwick of UT’s bio-system engineering and soil science department to collect and study rainfall. Her team has worked for 15 months in Cedar Crossing. Also, Arthur has assisted in establishing rain gardens and has installed 10 rain barrels at Cedar Crossing. ■ The third project is at Karns in the Painter Farm subdivision where Knox County is working with the Legacy Parks Foundation to develop a stormwater demonstration site on 11 acres. “Now all the runoff goes straight into Beaver Creek,” Arthur said. “We’ll start grading and stabilizing that site next month. When finished it will resemble what HPUD did at Brickey-McCloud.” GENERAL MANAGER Shannon Carey EDITOR Sandra Clark FEATURES EDITOR Jake Mabe ADVERTISING SALES Patty Fecco Brandi Davis Shopper-News is a member of KNS Media Group, published weekly at 4509 Doris Circle, Knoxville, TN, and distributed to 27,825 homes in Halls, Gibbs and Fountain City.

Hill calls service on HPUD board ‘great honor’ By Sandra Clark Jim Hill made a few remarks before leaving the board of the Hallsdale Powell Utility District where he has served since 1974. Mayor Tim Burchett rejected HPUD’s three nominees, forcing the utility to submit another list of three. Lawyer Bud Gilbert told the board of commissioners that Burchett can select a commissioner off the next list or can again reject the nominees. To prevent a stalemate, state law requires the county mayor to select from a possible

third list of nominees or the top name on that list automatically gets a four-year term. Interested persons should contact CEO Darren Cardwell to obtain an application. The existing commissioners will evaluate nomiJim Hill nees and select a list of three. Commissioners earn $350 per month. Hill called the commissioner’s

job “thankless,” but said it was a great honor to have served. He said HPUD has “top-notch people doing a fabulous job.” He paid tribute to former managers Allan Gill and Marvin Hammond and “all the commissioners with whom I’ve served.” Hill called for a review of the district’s pension plan, “a fair salary scale,” and a look at training and professional development. He suggested a rate review to “give a break” to seniors and people on fixed incomes and said a merger with another utility

might lead to shared costs and savings. In August, HPUD set 27 water meters and inspected 20 sewer hookups. The district treated 247.9 million gallons of water and 175.7 million gallons of wastewater. Commissioners OK’d a final payment of $74,061 to Merit Construction for basin repairs at the Melton Hill Water Treatment Plant and set the next meeting for 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8. CEO Darren Cardwell said more than 300 people had applied for two jobs in customer service.

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Ed Smith has lived in Broadacres for a long time. The retired employee of Associated Press says he will continue as president of the Broadacres Homeowners Association until he reaches the membership plateau that means he’s leaving the group better than he found it. Ed likes his old brown truck, saying he bought it used and in mint condition. After a few weeks, he had dented the hood, busted a taillight and been rearended. “It still runs great,” he said. He got that Bill Haslam window sticker after he walked the gubernatorial candidate through Broadacres. He recalls getting up really early to meet Haslam. As he left, wife Vicki said, “Do not bring that man here.” Of course, the first stop was Ed’s own house. He hid behind a shrub as a surprised Vicki opened the door to confront the future governor. Ed and Vicki landscape the entrances to Broadacres. Both are all-around good neighbors. Ed has survived brain surgery. He is also a longtime employee at the Knox County Clerk’s office. He’s a longtime Powell community activist and is an enthusiastic supporter of U.S. Rep. John Duncan. Sit with a cup of coffee and get to know Ed Smith:

What is your favorite quote from TV or a movie? “You can’t handle the truth” – Jack Nicholson, “A Few Good Men.”

What are you guilty of? Being too nice.

What is your favorite material possession? My old brown truck.

What are you reading currently? “The Shack,” by William P. Young.

What are the top three things on your bucket list? 1. Hike to Mount LeConte (again!) 2. Run for a political office

Ed Smith with his old brown truck. Photo by S. Clark

3. Make a difference in someone’s life

What is the best advice your mother ever gave you?

What is one word others often use to describe you?

What goes around comes around.

Friendly – I speak to everyone. I love talking to people.

What is your social media of choice?

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

What is the worst job you have ever had?

Improved health.

Facebook. Unloading boxcars full of sugar at age 16.

What was your favorite Saturday cartoon? Road Runner – he always won.

What is your passion? Being a great dad and husband and grandpaw.

With whom, living or dead, would you most like to have a long lunch? My dad – a great man and father.

What irritates you? Rude people.

What’s one place in Powell everyone should visit? Powell Water Park.

Other than your parents, who has had the biggest influence on your life and why? God. He is always with me.

What is your greatest fear? Swimming underwater.

If you could do one impulsive thing, what would it be? Wear an earring to work.

I still can’t quite get the hang of …

– Jake Mabe


What is the best present you ever received in a box? My hearing aid.

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Coupon book sales going well City business liaison speaks to FC B&P City of Knoxville business liaison Patricia Robledo told the Fountain City B&P last week that she is the Robledo point person for businesses to advocate for and communicate business interests to Mayor Madeline Rogero, city departments and the administration. She has created a business resource guide and collected other info pertinent for businesses inside the city limits at www.cityofknoxville. org/business, which includes tips for new businesses on permits and inspections as well as other needed information and a satisfaction survey. Info: 215-3155.

Copper Ridge Elementary 5th grade student Cassie Norris won a drawing to be on several of the Knox County Schools Coupon Books this year. Cassie sold 262 books last year.

Scott Bacon and Mary Kerr say that this year’s Knox County Schools coupon book sales are going well this year.

Jake Mabe MY TWO CENTS “Several schools have already sold half of their books,” Kerr said last Thursday. This year’s book features 45 new merchants, including Outback Steakhouse, Alumni Hall, Krystal and Gap. The goal is to sell 160,000 books systemwide. Copper Ridge Elementary School 5th grader Cassie Norris was chosen by drawing to have her photo appear on several coupon books this year. Cassie sold 262 books last year. “I just felt like I needed to help out my school,” she said. “We also had a run of high school activity this week,” says Bacon, who is the school system’s supervisor of business partnerships. “That’s a result of the high schools (selling) books by club or group or sports team. (Of the $10 cost for

Mary Kerr of Knox County Schools Partners in Education shows off one of the T-shirts a child gets for selling five or more Knox County Schools Coupon Books. Photos by Jake

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David H. Lauver sings his composition “Freedom Rolls,” accompanied by Edna Riddick, president of the Knoxville Songwriters Association. Photos by S. Clark

Songwriters salute 9/11 Elizabeth Nelson and the folks at Fountain City Branch Library hosted a musical remembrance of 9/11, and some 50 residents showed up to enjoy the show by the Knoxville Songwriters Association. The group meets 6-8 p.m. each Tuesday in the library’s community room, but Nelson moved them onto the “main stage” for Tuesday’s performance. The association was established by Sarah Williams in 1983 as a nonprofit organization to serve the songwriting community of Diana Moore plays “Amazing Knoxville and surrounding Grace” to start the program. areas.

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Halls High School assistant principal Mark Majors is looking for items to be placed in the school’s trophy cases in the gym lobby as part of a school history display project. If you have any items you’d be willing to either donate or lend to the school, call Majors at 922-7757.

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government Thanks, guys! When Democratic legislative candidate Gloria Johnson files her next financial disclosure report, she might list the Republican controlled Knox County Election Commission as an “in kind donation” for “campaign publicity and exposure with high value.” Why? The closure of the Belle Morris voting precinct, in the heart of state House District 13, has been a political gift which keeps on giving. It has kept Johnson’s name before the public all summer and all without her spending a dime. Johnson’s name and photo appear in articles and on television. This has been going on since summer. Meanwhile, her Republican opponent, Gary Loe, has been as quiet as a church mouse. While Loe had nothing to do with the decision to close the voting site, he has not voiced a word in opposition to it either. The five members of the Knox County Election Commission are all politically appointed. In reality the Knox state legislators of both parties recommend the Democrats and Republicans to serve. Since the GOP controls the legislature they also control each of the county election commissions. Attorney Chris Heagerty serves as chair. Personally, I do not think the EC closed Belle Morris as a partisan gesture. In fact, Democrat Cassandra Stuart voted at first with the Republicans to close the precinct at the recommendation of Cliff Rodgers, administrator of elections. She has since learned from local Democrats that she needs to support keeping Belle Morris open as a voting site. However, it is clear the election staff and GOP commissioners never seriously considered the political consequences of their action. Had they done so, surely they would have postponed this controversial decision to 2013. They never considered that the Democratic party chair, Gloria Johnson, lived there and would make it a public issue, along with former County Commissioner Mark Harmon. Both know a good news story and how to work it. Even the Knox County Commission debated this. The Johnson-Loe contest is considered close. The seat is now held by Democrat Harry Tindell. As few as 500 votes out of 10,000 votes cast could separate the winner from the loser. Independent Nick Cazana is on the ballot, too.

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The closure has surely stirred up a hornet’s nest. While few who live outside the former Belle Morris precinct may care about its closure, it has generated countywide attention. Belle Morris has always been a bellwether ward. It could go Democratic or Republican. This November, voter turnout will be high and voters normally accustomed to voting at Belle Morris may resent having to go elsewhere to vote. Not only has Johnson gotten free media, she has been seen as a champion of transparency for the Election Commission which meets inconveniently at 8 a.m. most times. The commission never met in the area to seek public input. And a recent public meeting resulted in heated personal words between commissioners and Harmon. Since the stated reason for closing Belle Morris was lack of access for the disabled, that has triggered articles on the disabled voting in Knoxville and once again Johnson is mentioned. The most recent story focused on highly popular and respected Appeals Judge Charles Susano and how he votes with his disability. Of course, there are other issues which the winner will actually vote on in Nashville such as taxes, schools, vouchers, parks, transportation and greenways not to mention local government mandates and health care. These issues have been sidetracked. Perhaps in the next four weeks leading up to early voting, they will surface – perhaps in a debate at Belle Morris School. If Johnson wins, a thank you note should go to the Election Commission. ■ Beth Harwell, Tennessee House Speaker, is in Knoxville Sept. 18-19 hosting fundraisers for Steve Hall and Gary Loe. ■ Bill Purcell, former Nashville mayor, speaks at the Baker Center 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24. The public is invited. ■ Mayor Rogero spent three days last week in Charleston, S. C., at the City Design Institute where she presented the Old City/Magnolia Warehouse District and sought advice on how to tackle it. The Institute paid her travel and lodging.


Cell towers win at MPC Two more wireless communications towers will be built in North Knox following action by the Metropolitan Planning Commission last week. Objecting neighbors have 15 days to appeal to City Council, but it’s unlikely the MPC decision will be overturned. That’s because, as MPC Deputy Director Buz Johnson said, “We have very little wiggle room.” He said Federal Communications Commission (FCC) guidelines limit local restrictions on cell tower locations. That did not stop Bob Wolfenbarger and the Alice Bell Spring Hill Homeowners Association from opposing a 150-foot monopole

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tower at the intersection of Washington Pike and South Mall Road where the community has landscaped and installed a “welcome” sign. “This is not a NIMBY (not in my backyard) issue,” said Wolfenbarger. “This (sign) is literally on our front porch.” But MPC commissioner Bart Carey said the Alice Bell Spring Hill community lost its backyard and front porch with the construction of I-640.

Jean Greer presented a petition signed by 180 residents in opposition to a proposed 195-foot monopole tower on land owned by Trinity Church. Greer said the tower will be “literally feet” from the entrance to Sterchi School. Officials from U.S. Cellular said the company could make do with a 170-foot tower. Both items passed with only Jack Sharp voting no. New members were welcomed to MPC: the Rev. Charles F. Lomax Jr., Janice Tocher, Len Johnson and Herbert Anders. Leaving MPC are Robert Anders, Ursula Bailey, Stan Johnson and Robert “Mose” Lobetti.

NOTES ■ Linda Haney will discuss her experiences as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Bearden Branch library. Info: 637-3293. ■ Judge Tim Irwin will speak to the Halls Republican Club at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at Charley’s Pizza in Halls. ■ Tim Burchett will speak to the Powell Republican Club at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at Shoney’s on Emory Road near I-75. ■ Howard and Kenny Phillips will host a bologna lunch at Powell Auction Tuesday, Sept. 25, 11:30 to 1 p.m.

Devaney visits Knoxville By Anne Hart Longtime party activist Ruthie Kuhlman is president of West Knox Republican Club, replacing Gary Loe, a candidate for the state House in District 13. Loe had resigned the position, saying that he is working to represent all residents of the 13th District and feels it is inappropriate for him to remain as chair of a purely partisan organization. Loe’s opponents in the general election are Gloria Johnson, chair of the Knox County Democratic Party, and independent Nick Cazana. State GOP chair Chris Devaney said the major goals of the state party this year are to re-elect U.S. Sen. Bob Corker and U.S.

Rep. John Duncan, to add two Republican members to the state House and two Republican members to the state Senate “to provide a walkout-proof quorum,” and to elect Mitt Romney president. Devaney said the Democratic Party on the state level “is supporting Gloria Johnson as a last stand, but we all know we can’t elect people like Barack Obama and Gloria Johnson. We need Gary Loe in Nashville.” Loe recently received the endorsement of the National Federation of Independent Business, based on his positions and record on small business issues. Loe called the endorsement critical to his campaign. “Small business

West Knox Republican Club president Ruthie Kuhlman, at left, with state GOP chair Chris Devaney and State Executive Committee member Sally Absher. Photo by A. Hart owners and their employees vote in high numbers and are known for actively recruiting friends, family members and acquaintances to go to the polls. NFIB has pledged it will activate its grassroots network on behalf of my campaign.” Upcoming Loe events: ■ Wednesday at noon, Jim Haslam and House Speaker Beth Harwell will sponsor a

Briggs brings back billboard ban On Monday, Sept. 24, County Commissioner Richard Briggs will be bringing a billboard ban back to his colleagues. It’s no secret that Briggs doesn’t care for billboards, especially the ones with blinky lights that stand close to neighborhoods. He started working to regulate them almost as soon as he took office in 2008, and wanted to ban any new billboards in order to bring the county in step with the city, which enacted a moratorium in 2001. He said he has had many constituent requests for the measure. “In 2008, I had a resolution for a moratorium on permits for new billboards,” he said. “It was a ban on conversion of existing billboards to digital billboards. I think there are six (of the digital bill-

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boards) in Knox County.” Four years later, he doesn’t stint on colorful language to describe his feelings about billboards. “There’s that big one along the interstate at Crossville. You can see it flashing three miles away. Can you imagine living anywhere near that? I personally find digital billboards the most obnoxious,” he said. “We already have so many billboards close to neighborhoods and they project so much light, for such a distance. They produce a kaleidoscope of lights flashing across your

backyard. Orange, purple, red – imagine what it’s like to have those lights flashing in your bedroom window all night long.” But that’s not the only problem that bothers Dr. Briggs. Safety is as big an issue as aesthetics, he said. EMCs and digital billboards are distracting to passing motorists. “I think we have enough driving distractions already with cellphones, etc.,” he said. So on Sept. 24, Briggs will bring another ban to his commission colleagues. This one will be more comprehensive, and he plans to do it in three separate measures: one to ban all new billboards in Knox County; another to prohibit conversions of traditional billboards to digital billboards;

fundraiser luncheon at Club LeConte. Cost is $100 per couple, $250 to host and $500 to sponsor. ■ Tuesday, Sept. 25, 11:30 a.m., Howard and Kenny Phillips will host a fundraiser for Loe and other GOP candidates at Powell Auction on Pleasant Ridge Road. There is no charge. ■ From 5-7:30 that day, a $100 per couple fundraiser at The Orangery. The Brad Walker Orchestra will play.

the other to ban all electronic message centers (EMCs). Last February, the Metropolitan Planning Commission presented a billboard ban to County Commission that would prohibit new outdoor advertising not attached to buildings and grandfather in existing billboards. County Commission was preparing to enter a difficult round of budget hearings and voted to defer the MPC proposal. Briggs is concerned that there might be some procedural difficulties reconciling his proposal with the MPC plan. “I wish they would just withdraw their plan,” he said. Expect to see billboard companies in full force to keep their industry alive and moving toward digital technology. And be prepared for a long day at County Commission.

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What if and what might have been

How to forgive



ood friend Carl, impressed by the possibilities of Tennessee playmakers, said wouldn’t it have been something if Da’Rick had been a boy scout and Janzen Jackson had run away from trouble. Sad that two all-Americans were wasted. Oh, the things that might have been. Rearranging history is a splendid idea. Let’s waste four minutes playing “what if?� What if Justin Hunter and Tyler Bray had not been injured last season? Indeed, they and Jackson might have saved a game or three. Last year would not have been this year but the hole would not have been quite so deep. You can take “what if?� and “might have been� anywhere you want to go, all the way back to the second beginning. What if Captain Robert Reese Neyland, 33, too tall in the spring of 1925 for his little grey desk at the U.S. Military Academy, had remained on duty and surrendered his idea of applying military tactics to football? What if he had been less logical in seeking employment? He had heard about comparable openings. He studied a map and concluded that Iowa was probably surrounded by corn and cows. There might be people scattered around East Tennessee. He had seen some Volunteer hillbillies two years earlier. They came to West Point. They brought their own barrel of home-grown apples as snacks. They lost, 41-0. Neyland suspected Tennessee had no way to go but up. What would have happened if Bowden Wyatt had mothballed the single-wing, installed the T formation and successfully recruited quarterbacks Steve Spurrier from Johnson City and Steve Sloan from Cleveland? A historic crossroads ran through a smoke-filled room, early December 1963 athletic board meeting. What if Murray Warmath advocates had won that latenight debate and Bob Woodruff had been discarded? Who else knew Arkansas assistant Doug Dickey had great leadership potential? What if Tom Fisher, 1965

HEALTH NOTES ■Scoles Family Chiropractic will celebrate 117th birthday of Chiropractic with a party 9:30 a.m.-noon and 3-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at their office, 7555 Oak Ridge Highway. There will be fun and refreshments along with a complimentary exam, X-rays, report of findings and first adjustment for all new patients through the end of September. Info: 531-8025. ■ “Alexander Technique Introduction� will be offered 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the West Hills Branch Library. Free, but preregistration is required. Info and to register: Lilly Sutton, 387-7600 or ■ The annual flu shot clinic offered by East Tennessee Medical Group, 266 Joule St., Alcoa, will be held 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Friday, Sept. 28. Most insurance accepted; no appointment necessary. Info: 984-ETMG (3864) or ■ The fourth annual Pink Ribbon Celebration will be held 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Knoxville Expo Center. Individual tickets are $60. Sponsorships are available. Info:; Janine Mingie, 607-9664 or janine.mingie@

CROSS CURRENTS | Lynn Hutton Realizing that their father was dead, Joseph’s brothers said, “What if Joseph still bears a grudge against us and pays us back in full for the wrong that we did to him?� So they approached Joseph, saying, “Your father gave this instruction before he died, ‘Say to Joseph: I beg you forgive the crime of your brothers and the wrong they did in harming you.’ Now therefore please forgive the crime of the servants of the God of your father.� Joseph wept when they spoke to him. (Genesis 50: 15-17 NRSV)

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linebacker with awesome skills, had not died in an auto accident on his way back to campus from spring break? More than once, the other linebacker, Frank Emanuel, said Fisher had more ability. Emanuel is in the College Football Hall of Fame. What if Dickey had stayed longer? What if a better supporting cast had surrounded Stanley Morgan? He might have won the 1976 Heisman Trophy. He was the focal point out of necessity. He holds the UT record for career all-purpose yards. What might have happened if Chuck Webb, 5-10 and 195, had retained two good legs? Webb had power, quickness, balance, speed and could see things before they happened. He had a good game against Ole Miss, 294 yards rushing. He played pretty well, 250

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yards, against Arkansas in the 1990 Cotton Bowl. What if John Majors had remained healthy and reasonably happy? What if he had taken off all of 1992, regained full strength and coached another eight or 10 years at Tennessee? Would Phillip Fulmer have made it to the Hall of Fame from another direction? Without Fulmer and David Cutcliffe, where would Peyton Manning have gone? Ouch. What if Lane Kiffin was still in town? No, no, don’t go there. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is

“I don’t think much in terms of forgiveness,� my friend said. I was stunned. I had been the one asking for the forgiveness and doing so in earnest. To have it brushed aside was a shock. To have it, in essence, refused was unimaginable to me. How does the world go on if we don’t ask and receive (as well as be asked for and grant) forgiveness? There is a humility required to ask for forgiveness. One has to be prepared to say, “I was wrong. I should not have said [or done or allowed or thought] that.� The concept of forgiveness runs throughout the Prophets and the Gospels and Epistles.

I wondered, though, where in the Bible the concept first appeared. Turns out, we get all the way to the last chapter of Genesis before the word “forgive� appears. The scene features Joseph, now prime minister of Egypt, and his miserable brothers who sold him into slavery because of their jealousy. Their father Jacob is dead, and the brothers realize that now there is no one standing between them and their powerful brother, who surely must hold a monumental grudge for the way they planned first to murder him and then settled for selling him to some passing Egyptians and lying to their father about it. It is here that the broth-

ers tell Joseph that Jacob had sent word before his death that he (Joseph) should forgive his brothers the wrongs they committed against him. We are left in the dark, just as Joseph is, as to the truthfulness of this claim. The Bible does not record that Jacob actually said such a thing. But Joseph is a better man than his brothers, and declines to be their judge and jury. “Don’t be afraid,� he reassures them. “Am I in the place of God? You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.� The “take-away lessons� from this story are several: Sometimes scoundrels get away with it. Forgiveness is a healthy thing. God is God and we are not. The other thing I can’t help noticing is that God can take a horrible situation and redeem it. When humans mess up God’s plans, God’s order, God can find a way to turn it to good. God did it then, and God now works at it every day.

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Old Timers’ Day at Mount Harmony Baptist By Theresa Edwards Mount Harmony Baptist Church in Heiskell celebrated “Old Timers’ Day” with a special historical presentation Bill Messamore is dressed like a Confederate soldier and Stan about the church and commuBeeler portrays a Union soldier, remembering their ancestors nity by Dan West, music and a in the Civil War. Neighbors and brothers fought against one an- picnic-style dinner outdoors. “I really enjoyed hearother in the war, according to Dan West who shared about the ing about the history of the history of the church and community.

church,” said Tony Thompson before he sang. “There’s a lot of wonderful history and wonderful people who made up the church.” The Rev. Bradford DeMarcus was the first church pastor, serving 1849-1899. “It’s remarkable that one man would serve that many years

in one church,” said West. Michael Parsley is the current pastor. He explained that it is the ancestors of those attending the celebration who set the foundations for the church and community. Many are buried in the cemetery nearby. The land for the cemetery and church

were donated by Samuel Williams, the great-great-greatgrandfather of church member Les Williams. The church invites the community to its fall rummage sale 8 a.m. Oct. 5-6. Mount Harmony Baptist Church is located at 819 Raccoon Valley Road in Heiskell.

Dan West shows photos of the church’s early members to Steve Bettis, Betty Day, Mary Ann ConBetty Davis, Sandy Coward, Pat Thomas and (in back) Cecil and Mary Ann Connor enjoy the Old nor, Les Williams and Cecil Connor. Williams’ great-great-great-grandfather, Samuel Williams Timers’ Day dinner. Photos by T. Edwards of (1804-1888), donated land for Mount Harmony Baptist Church and cemetery.

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Benefit concert at Trinity Chapel By Cindy Taylor Meghann and Derrick Overholt will host a fundraiser 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Trinity Chapel to celebrate the life and memory of their son, Elisha, who passed in 2011. Proceeds will go to East Tennessee Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital. Meghann grew up in Halls and Derrick is from the Gibbs/Corryton area. The couple met at Trinity Chapel and married in December 2006. They hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t planned to start a family until five years into their marriage, but after only three years the couple had a change of heart. We decided that we should trust God and have faith that the timing would be just right,â&#x20AC;? said Meghann. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I found out I was pregnant in January 2010. We were so excited.â&#x20AC;? After an uneventful pregnancy and birth the couple brought home their beautiful baby boy, Elisha Israel, on Sept. 24, 2010. During the first 24-hour check-up a nurse noticed that Elishaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s breathing was too fast. The family was sent to the ER at Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital and Elisha was admitted when the physicians found an abnormality with his heart. This was only the first round of bad news the family would receive in the coming months. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We went from having a perfectly normal pregnancy and a wonderful birth to a motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worst nightmare in a matter of seconds,â&#x20AC;? said Meghann. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But Elisha smiled and laughed and played like nothing in the world was bothering him.â&#x20AC;? Elisha was in the NICU for seven days where doctors discovered other

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JuJuan Stinson reaches the end zone for a Central touchdown against Karns and helps his team beat Karns, 34-14. Photos by Doug Johnson

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Reach Them to Teach Them, a nonprofit organization which provides inspirational seminars to area educators, will host “America’s Educator” Ron Clark at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Tennessee Theatre. Members of the community can sponsor a teacher’s admission to the event with a $20 donation through the “Tag it for a Teacher” campaign. The name of the sponsor will appear on the teacher’s seat at the event. Donors who sponsor 10 or more teachers will be recognized at a special dinner prior to the event and also during the event. In 2000, Ron Clark was named Disney’s “American Teacher of the Year.” His teaching experiences are the subject of the film “The Ron Clark Story” starring Matthew Perry. Info: reachthem2teachthem. org.

Time out for parents By Cindy Taylor Central Baptist Church of Fountain City started its Parent’s Night Out ministry three years ago and the first Friday of each month continues to be a blessing for parents. Children 6 weeks old through 5th grade are provided with snacks, crafts, movies, games and playtime in a safe, spirituallybased environment. Parents can drop off their kids as early as 6 p.m. and pick them back up by 10:30 p.m. Cost ranges from $20-$45 depending on the number of children in the family. “Part of our mission as a church is to be

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im Porter makes it clear quickly. He’s just one spoke in the wheel at Powell High School. His job, he says, depends on others – teachers, guidance counselors, staff members, principal Ken Dunlap. Porter says the graduation coach at Powell High is “a jack of all trades” and he calls it a work in progress. Porter began the role last school year by teaching two recovery credit classes and meeting with students with academic difficulties during the other two class periods. This year, he’s teaching three classes. He works with sophomores, juniors and seniors at the beginning of the school year and starts working with freshmen after their first semester. “We start as early as we can, identifying students who might need (extra help). Teachers refer students to me and we ask, ‘is this student on track to graduate and, if not, what do we need to do to get them on track?’ And we’ve had some great finds, students who might have fallen through the cracks otherwise. “Getting them here? That’s over half the battle right there. If they’re not here, we can’t teach them. Our goal is to get them to that diploma. And we’d love to give it to them here at Powell High School, or if that means them going to the (Kelley Academy) or to the adult high school. As long as we can keep them thinking about the high school diploma, that’s what I’m after.” Online courses are sometimes used in the recovery credit classes. They are self-paced programs that include courses required for graduation. “Last spring, we had a student who had two weeks until deadline for graduation who still hadn’t taken English IV. Working day and night (online), the student got it done. That student was very much an exception, an above average student to begin with. But, students can take the online classes and work on them at home and in school in recovery credit classes. We also had one student who gained three credits on top of the classes they were taking, so they walked out of the semester with 11 credits instead of eight.” Something is working. This year, Powell was the only high school in Knox County to be named a Rewards School by Gov. Bill Haslam for being among the top five percent of schools in the state in annual growth. Porter again gives credit to the entire school staff, saying students receive help from all of them.

Longtime Powell High School drafting teacher Jim Porter is the school’s graduation coach. Photo by Jake Mabe

“(Powell) is the only school I’ve ever taught at. It’s evolved in different ways, but people (always) embrace not only our traditions but the camaraderie of the school. We’re not afraid to share ideas and help each other out.” Porter says he visits a lot of classrooms during the course of his day. “One of Mr. Dunlap’s famous phrases is ‘Go teach like your hair is on fi re.’ Every time I go into a classroom, these teachers are teaching. They care about the students and they care about the fact that we’re trying to get them to graduation. But, with that big goal in mind, they’re also trying to get them to learn. It’s not just about earning a credit, it’s also about learning (the subject).”

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Porter says teaching has never and will never be just an eight-hour job. “You do carry it with you. Teachers bring papers home to grade after they’ve had family time. And you go to bed thinking about it and you wake up thinking about it.” Joking that he’s willing to steal any good idea, Porter says the school might implement something similar to Carter High School’s Hornet Watch, which tracks the potential graduation rate of each class based on the number of credits each student has earned plus real-time data. “Carter used it to identify the most at-risk kids in each grade level. It’s just a tool to help us identify where we stand.” Saying, “We try to build the kids up,” Porter adds that the school also

holds drawings for students with perfect attendance, for example, and gives them various donations from local businesses. He says if he knew nearly 30 years ago what he knows now, he would have become a guidance counselor. “There are times when you don’t succeed. But there are great times when you see a student that just blossoms, just comes alive, even if it’s at the last minute, and they make it happen and get through high school. More likely than not, they continue on with their education.” And, with that, Jim Porter tries to duck getting his picture taken, says he doesn’t want to be singled out and repeats for the 100th time that he’s but one member of a great staff at Powell High School.


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A patient at Children’s Hospital receives a coloring book and crayon package from Girl Scout Helen Wilds. Photo submitted

Retired Army Lt. Col. George Massey (pictured) stood before a packed auditorium at Central High School on Tuesday, Sept. 11, and reflected on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. Massey called that day “horrendous” and a day that changed our world. “The positive outcome from the attacks was that the country rallied together against a common enemy, (there was) an outpouring of pride in the country and the public was more openly supportive of the military.” With the attacks, the country lost a certain number of freedoms and the country as a whole lost some innocence. The Central High Select Choraliers sang several patriotic songs including “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “America the Beautiful” and “The Patriotic Salute.” Photo by Ruth White

A day to remember and honor Chief Todd Johnson receives a certificate of appreciation from Cadet Lt. Col. Nathan Wech at Gibbs High School. Students and staff members gathered on Tuesday morning, the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, to honor and remember fallen heroes. Johnson was on hand to speak with the group and reminded students to “never forget those who have gone before us.” The Gibbs High choral department sang “America the Beautiful” and “Star Spangled Banner” before Hannah Hamblin closed the ceremony with taps. Photo by Ruth White

Wilds earns Gold Award By Ruth White Giving back to the community is important to the Girl Scouts organization. It is also important to 2012 Halls High graduate Helen Wilds. Wilds has been a member of Girls Scouts since she was in the 2nd grade at Halls Elementary. With the guidance of her mom (and troop leader) Martha, Helen has learned to give back to her community and help others in need. She has spent the past year working toward earning the Gold Award, the highest honor given to a Girl Scout. Although her project sounds simple, it required hours of planning, collecting, packaging and delivering. To Wilds, every moment spent has been worth the effort. Not just for earning the Gold Award, but also seeing the faces of children when they reap the benefits of her hard work. Her project was to collect coloring books and crayons and deliver as packages to patients at Children’s Hos-

Help victims of violence The YWCA is recruiting volunteers for “Enough!” It’s a group of citizens who support the YWCA’s efforts to serve victims and end violence. Volunteers’ responsibilities will include answering phones, observing court proceedings and helping victims understand their rights. Applications should be filled out before Oct. 19. Volunteers will need to pass a mandatory screening, attend trainings and volunteer a minimum of 12 hours per month. Info: Chelsea Caraco, 523-6126 or ccaraco@

pital. Wilds collected more than enough to hand out to patients on any given day – close to 800 coloring books to hand out daily while they lasted. She was truly overwhelmed by the support from the community in helping her bring smiles to children as they face uncertainty. Wilds delivered the first batch of coloring books to the hospital last week and handed them out in the waiting room for patients receiving tests. “It was so much fun to visit with the children,” she said, “and the parents were very appreciative as the children often waited long periods of time while tests were run.” For older patients Wilds created a book filled with puzzles, facts and coloring pages. She had them printed and personally bound them at home. Having earned her Gold Award, she is now earning her Religious Award by working closely with a minister and teaching a six- to eight-week Bible study.

Halls students race for homecoming title Halls High students are currently raising money for homecoming, each in support of a specific club/organization. Representing the school are: (front) Vanessa Berkley (Key Club), Erica Massengill (Math Honor Society), Katelyn Hunley (madrigals), Tiffany Fitzgibbon (HOSA), Sydney Hall (cheerleading), Marissa Lunsdell (dance team), Kristin Woods (football); (back) Kaitlyn Waldrop (FBLA), Emily Tampas (Skills USA), Stephanie Moss (drama), Daniel DelMoro (National Honor Society), Courtney Walker (TSA), Heather Freeland (band), Brandy Weaver (FFA), Makenzie Mears (FCCLA) and Mackenzie Kinney (golf). Homecoming will be held Friday, Sept. 28, against Karns. Photo by Ruth White

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Who inspires you professionally? Other small business owners. When I see other small business owners who are successful or just those trying to start up, it takes a certain amount of guts to try that. It’s inspiring.

Why did you choose this career? It was an opportunity that came along, and I jumped on board. My father had retired, and through his traveling back and forth from the U.S. and Italy, he came across food that wasn’t available in the U.S. He asked me to be a partner in this business, along with a third partner in Italy. I didn’t set out to be in the food industry, but it just kind of happened.

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Crumley says goodbye Financial advisor Pat Crumley has said goodbye to friends and co-workers at Pinnacle Bank in Fountain City. Crumley, center, is pictured with Sandy Burnett, Mickie DeVault, Ham Burnett and David Ballinger and says that she will “always be a banker” even though she has retired. She began in the banking industry in 1974 with Fidelity Federal which stood on the site of what is now Pinnacle Bank. Her career with Pinnacle began in April 2007 when the branch moved into the Fountain City area. Photo by Ruth White

Hallsdale-Powell Utility District Seeks Applicants For Nomination to its Board of Commissioners Hallsdale-Powell Utility District (HPUD) is now accepting applications for possible nomination as a member of the HPUD Board of Commissioners. HPUD’s Board of Commissioners is comprised of three commissioners, who are each appointed by the Knox County Mayor for a staggered four-year term from a list of three nominees selected by the current HPUD Board of Commissioners. HPUD’s Board of Commissioners is vested with the general power and authority over the utility district, which is managed and operated on a day-to-day basis by the utility district’s president/chief executive officer and who has responsibility and oversight for the utility district’s employees and operations. Besides selecting the utility district’s president/chief executive officer, duties of the HPUD Board of Commissioners include attending all regular monthly meetings and, when called, special meetings of the HPUD Board of Commissioners, adopting an annual budget for the utility district’s operations, setting all rates for water and wastewater services provided by the utility district, and establishing and approving all rules, regulations, policies and procedures necessary for the utility district’s operations. An HPUD Commissioner must also attend a minimum number of certified training hours during his or her appointed term as required by state law. HPUD is one of Tennessee’s largest utility districts, which are treated as governmental entities under state law. HPUD serves water and wastewater service to over 29,075 customers in the north Knox County area (including portions of Union County and Anderson County) with an operating budget in excess of $29.1 million for its most recent fiscal year and a current capital budget in excess of $12.8 million. To apply for possible nomination to the HPUD Board of Commissioners, you must be at least 25 years old and either an HPUD customer within the district’s boundaries or reside within the utility district’s boundaries. Applications for possible nomination to the HPUD Board of Commissioners may be obtained at HPUD’s main office at 3745 Cunningham Rd Knoxville, Tennessee 37918; by calling HPUD at 865-922-7547; on HPUD’s web site; or by fax request at 865-922-8428. Completed applications must be returned to HPUD’s main office no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 1, 2012. EOE.

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David and Judy Clark Raley of Knoxville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently. The couple were married Sept. 15, 1962, at Milan Baptist Church. David is retired from Alcoa Aluminum Company. Judy is retired from Merle Norman Cosmetics. They have two children: Lisa Raley Collins and Rodney Raley of Knoxville; and four grandchildren: Cody and Benjie Collins and Luke and Cooper Raley.

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At KCDC’s August board meeting, we said goodbye to an extraordinary woman who has meant Nance a great deal to us, Juanita Cannon. She served on the KCDC board of commissioners for 18 years, and I am thankful for her dedication to KCDC. At the meeting, Cannon was honored with a proclamation from Mayor Madeline Rogero declaring Aug. 27 Juanita Cannon Day in Knoxville. Fellow board members including our chair, Culver Schmid, also thanked her for a long, productive service. Cannon was appointed to the board by Mayor Victor Ashe. He had been looking for someone familiar with public housing, and she fit the bill, as she lived her younger years in KCDC’s Austin Homes. She characterizes the community as close-knit family and remains in contact with many former Austin Homes neighborhood kids who grew up to be community leaders. KCDC had many significant achievements while she served on our board. She lists the large-scale Mechanicsville public housing and


neighborhood revitalization project and overseeing the bidding process for the revitalization of downtown Knoxville and Gay Street as two of her proudest achievements on the board. A retired school teacher with more than 40 years of experience in Knox County Schools, Cannon takes great pride in her accomplished former students. She enjoyed pointing them out when they came before the board for awards or community presentations. Cannon said she would miss the fellowship on the board, as well as the passion each board Cannon member has for providing quality affordable housing to the city of Knoxville and Knox County. She always enjoyed meeting board members who went on to become influential members of the community, like Gov. Bill Haslam, Laurens Tullock and so many more. We are a very close board, and Juanita Cannon will be sorely missed. I am honored to have had the opportunity to cross her path and am grateful for her many years of service to KCDC.


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MONDAY, SEPT. 17 Judge Tim Irwin will speak to the Halls Republican Club, 7 p.m., Charley’s Pizza, 7002 Maynardville Highway. Arrive at 6:15 to eat.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 18 Bike Ride North Knox will start at 6 p.m. at the parking lot of Biketopia, 7328 Norris Freeway. Intermediate and advanced riders travel routes of 25 to 33 miles. Bring road bike, water and safety gear including helmet and lights. Info: 922-1786.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19 Massage Envy will host Healing Hands for Arthritis. Massage Envy clinics across the country will donate $10 from every one-hour massage or facial to the Arthritis Foundation. Info or appointment: www. Sunshine Ambassadors dance class for children and adults with disabilities, 5 p.m. Info: 384-6156. Powell Presbyterian Church, 2910 W. Emory Road, holds Wednesday Night Community Dinner at 6 p.m. Full meal with dessert, $2. Info: 938-8311.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 21 Dismembered Tennesseans, a bluegrass group from Chattanooga, will perform at 8 p.m. at the Laurel Theater. Tickets: $12. Info: 523-7521.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 22 Bass tournament sponsored by Knox Metro Firefighters Association, registration 4 a.m., with tournament from safe light to 2 p.m., $50 per boat. Cash prizes of $1,000, $300, $200 and $100 Rules/info: Info: Robby Nix, 414-7499, or Larry Reid, 207-6715. Fall Festival, Dante Church of God, 410 Dante School Road, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., with craft vendors, home-baked and canned items and gently used items. Lunch noon-1:30 p.m. Info: 689-4829. Country Market, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorn Grove Pike. Classic car show, music, entertainment, arts & crafts, antiques, food. Admission: $5 parking fee. House tours: $5. Info for vendors or registering a classic car: 546-0745. Techniques of Olde pottery class, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Appalachian Arts Craft Center. Registration ends Sept. 17. Register: 494-9854, Cupcakes in the Park, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Krutch Park. Info: 524-7483, ext. 261, or

SUNDAY, SEPT. 23 This Hope, a Christian singing group from Woodstock, Ga., will be at Beaver Dam Baptist Church, 4328 E. Emory Road, at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services and will perform a free concert at 6:30 p.m. Info: 9222322, or The Heavenly Heirs will perform at 11 a.m. at Union Missionary Baptist Church, 940 Ailor Gap Road, Union County. All are invited. Pastor is Jack Walker.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 25 Pottery for the Wheel, a class for beginners, at Appalachian Arts Craft Center. Info: http://

TUESDAY-THURSDAY, SEPT. 25-27 Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave., will offer classes in clay with instructors Amy Hand and Michael Robison. Info: 357-2787,, www. or at the center.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26 Golf Tournament to benefit the ministry of Dr. Tom Kim, Egwani Farms. Info: www.charitygolftournament. com or 777-1490. Bits ’n Pieces Quilt Guild, 1 p.m., Norris Community Center. Silent auction. Visitors invited. Info: Pat Melcher 494-0620 or

FRIDAY, SEPT. 28 The Rocky Top Pickin’ Party hosted by Keep Knoxville Beautiful, 7-11 p.m. at Oakes Farm, Corryton. Admission (includes four drinks): $20 for adults; $10 for 7-15; free 6 and under. Advance purchase: $15 adults, $8 7-15; $5 admission to anyone who can play and brings an instrument. Info: Ebony Hillbillies, African-American string band, 8 p.m. Laurel Theater. Tickets: $13 advance, $14 day of show, $7 children 12 and under; available at, 523-7521, Disc Exchange and the door.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 29 Karate Tournament at Crown College sponsored by Wheeler’s Karate. Church singing at 7 p.m., Union Missionary Baptist Church, 940 Ailor Gap Road. All are invited. Ultimate Tailgate Party, hosted by Erik Ainge to benefit the Hearing and Speech Foundation, Neyland Stadium’s East Club Skybox during UT-Georgia game. Tickets are $100 and include buffet and two complimentary beverages. Info: 977-0981 or Andy Irvine, singer-songwriter in the troubadour style, will perform traditional and original Irish music, 8 p.m. at the Laurel Theater. Info: 523-7521.

MONDAY, OCT. 1 Introductory Stained Glass class 6-9 p.m. each Monday, Oct. 1-29, at Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61. Registration deadline is Sept. 24. Register: 494-9854, http://appalachianarts. net or at the center.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY, OCT.4-6 Fountain City Art Center will host Art-a-palooza at the center, 213 Hotel Ave. The center is now taking applications from artists and crafters who would like to rent booth space. Art-a-palooza offers family art activities, music, food, a silent auction, artist demonstrations, and sales of art and decorative items. Info: 357-2787, fcartcenter@knology. net, or at the center. Regular center hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the second, third and fourth Saturdays of the month.

SATURDAY, OCT. 6 Heritage Festival pie-baking contest, eighth annual event, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wilson Park, Union County. Registration at 10:30 a.m. Individuals may enter up to three pies, one in each category (fruit, nut, other). Grand prize will receive $100 and first prizes receive $25. Pie info: Becca Hughes, 992-8038 or Road block to benefit the UC Children’s Center, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., State Rt. 33, Union County. Fall Festival, Bookwalter UMC, 4218 Central Avenue Pike, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Setup fee for vendors is $40 ($45 inside). Register: 773-3380. Ride Like an Animal fundraiser for the Union County Humane Society. Info: www. or 992-7969. Main Street Cruise-In to benefit Union County Arts Co-op, noon-4 p.m. The Union County Heritage Festival is calling for artists, crafters, quilters and food vendors for the eighth annual event, which will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Wilson Park in Maynardville. The festival celebrates music, arts, crafts and

East Tennessee history. Info and vendor application: 6791071 or The quilt show at the Roy Acuff Union Museum is open to all quilters at no charge, but early registration is required. Info/registration: or Sharen Smith, 278-1028.

SUNDAY, OCT. 7 The American Cancer Society’s 2012 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer registration is 2 p.m. with the event program at 3 at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum Plaza, 800 Howard Baker Ave. The 5k walk’s theme is “Walk for a World Without Breast Cancer.” Info/register a team: 558-4048 or

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THURSDAY, OCT. 11 Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway, Norris, will offer “First Line – First Page – First Chapter,” a workshop designed to help would-be writers get started and improve their writing, 6-8 p.m. Kathleen Fearing will lead the workshop. Cost by Oct. 1 is $20 ($15 for center members). After Oct. 1, cost is $25 ($20). Registration deadline is Oct. 8. Register at the center, 4949854 or Fall Porch Sale at the Appalachian Arts Craft Center in Norris begins Thurdsay, Oct. 11, and runs for about two weeks. The Porch Sale, held each spring and fall, features outdated stock, seconds, student crafts and unjuried work by members of the Craft Center. There will also be handmade artisan bread for sale while it lasts. Info: 494-9854, or Knoxville Square Dance will feature traditional Southern squares, circles, waltzes and two-steps, with lessons for beginners at 7:30 p.m. and the dance program beginning at 8 p.m. at the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. The Hellgrammites will provide live old-time music, and all dances will be taught and called. Admission is $7. Follow Knoxville Square Dance on Facebook.

FRIDAY, OCT. 12 Movies on Market Square, presented by the Knox County Public Library, will begin with pre-show activities including pet tips and advice at 6:30 p.m. followed by a screening of “The Blind Side” (PG-13, 2009) at dusk. Bring your own seating. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome. Free. The Tennessee Sheiks acoustic swing band will perform at 8 p.m. at the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. Tickets: $11 advance, $12 day of show; $6 children 12 and under; available at, 523-7521, Disc Exchange and the door.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, OCT. 12-13 The 12th annual Clinch River Antiques Festival will be held in Clinton. The shops of Market and Main streets will be open 6-9 p.m. Friday for festivalgoers to browse shops, dine and enjoy live entertainment by the Parrott Brothers. Wagon rides will be provided by River Ridge Farms. Market Street will be closed to traffic 9 a.m.5 p.m. Saturday as 80-plus antique dealers and artisans line Market and Cullom streets to display and sell their wares. Food vendors and musicians will be at Gazebo Park. Children’s activities will be at First Baptist Church of Clinton. A re-enactment of the 1804 duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Gazebo Park; Clinton originally was called Burrville. Info: Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, 457-2559 or

SATURDAY, OCT. 13 The Appalachian Arts Craft Center will offer a raku firing workshop 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the center, 2716 Andersonville Highway, Norris. There will be a glazing session before the firing 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10. Master raku artist Bill Capshaw of Oak Ridge will be the instructor. Participants should bring at least four average-sized pots to the class. Cost before Sept. 25 is $90 ($80 for center members). After Sept. 25, cost is $100 ($90). Registration deadline is Oct. 5. Register at the center, 494-9854 or

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Bump, set, spike! Crusaders volleyball making strides By Michael Scoggins


he Temple High School Crusader volleyball team began training camp with high expectations. Players and coaches alike shared goals of making a statement this season. Temple got off to a solid start by going 4-2 and taking second place in the season-opening Lady Crusader Volleyball Invitational hosted by Crown College. Senior Brittany James, along with juniors Keegan McElyea and Abigail Houston, received all-tournament honors. Since the tournament, Temple has gone 4-1 in regular season play including two wins versus TSSAA opponent King’s Academy. With an emphasis on fundamentals, on-court communication and teamwork, Temple head coach Jared Berry and assistant coach Jessica Motes have positioned Temple as a team to beat this year in the TAACS (Tennessee Athletic Association of Christian Schools). When asked about the season so far Berry said, “One of our points of

The Temple High School volleyball team won second place at the Lady Crusader Volleyball Invitational hosted by Crown College. They are (front) Shaylyn Olinger, Abigail Houston, Autumn Bonifacius, Cheyene Smith, Dioney Reese, Lina Thompson, Keegan McElyea, Karsyn Bonifacius, Brook James, Brittany James; (back) Alli Sexton, Abby Ryan and Allison Cate. emphasis is playing as one team and eliminating errors. We’ve been our own worst enemies at times and it has cost us points. If we can play together as a unit and reduce the number of unforced errors, then we will come out on top more often than not.” The Temple Junior High Crusader volley-

ball team is also off to a great start. The junior high team competes in the Knoxville Independent Sports League. At 7-2, Temple is making a strong push through the schedule with crucial wins versus CAK, Knoxville Christian, Berean Academy and Maryville Christian, among others. Coach Taryn Jones

says she has been pleased with how her team has performed, noting how they have shown a lot of effort and persistence. “One of our goals for this season was for these girls to grow together as a team. They have really worked hard on serving the ball well which has Junior Crusader Abigail Houston goes for a spike during become one of the keys to a recent tournament. She was named to the All-Tournaour success.” ment Team. Photos submitted

Temple students remember 9/11 By Taryn Jones

Temple Baptist Academy students Grace Asberry, Joshua Retterer and Rosalie DuCharme pledge allegiance to the American flag. Photo submitted

Tuesday marked the 11year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Students at Temple Baptist Academy took time to remember the attacks and those who have given their lives fighting the war on terrorism. Temple Elementary students gathered around the school’s f lagpole where the f lag was f lying at half-staff. Sixth grader Ben Jones led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance, after which teachers and students sang “God Bless America.” The ceremo-

ny concluded with a prayer asking God for his blessing on our country, our political and military leaders, and the troops defending our nation. For many of us, we remember where we were and what we were doing 11 years ago. For students, 9/11 is something they are learning about in books. Most students were either very young or not even born when the attacks of 9/11 happened. Teachers and administrators spoke to students recounting where they were and what they experienced on that historic day. On this anniversary, teachers wanted to spend time

talking to students, answering questions, and telling them about the significance of 9/11 and the resulting impact it has had on our nation to this day. Principal David Whitaker noted, “I want our students to be challenged to step forward as Christian citizens to make a difference in our country for good and for God. September 11 is a reminder to all of us that no one is guaranteed another day. Life is a gift from God and we are stewards of the life he has given us. We must seize every day as an opportunity with which to serve our God and our country.”


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After battling colorectal cancer, Dave Foulk has returned to the airwaves on WOKI Newstalk 98.7. He was recently named the Tennessee Associated Press Radio Broadcaster of the Year and received accolades for Best Radio Newscast and Best Radio News story.

which he suspected was cancer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After the procedure I asked, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Is it cancer?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;? Foulk remembers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dr. Brown was very nice. He said â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know, but probably.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;? The laboratory confirmed it was. This was a second cancer diagnosis for Foulk, who battled bladder cancer in 1996. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve already gone through the spookiness and weird feeling you get when you find out you had cancer,â&#x20AC;? says Foulk. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ready for this.â&#x20AC;? Foulk underwent colorectal surgery at Fort Sanders Regional, performed by Dr. Gregory Midis, a colorectal and oncologic removed several small growths called surgeon. Dr. Midis removed the tumor polyps, which can be precancerous. He and part of Foulkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s small intestine. Bealso found a mass the size of an orange, cause it had not spread to nearby lymph

â&#x20AC;&#x153;If Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d waited a few months until I started showing symptoms like cramping or pain, there would have been nothing he could have done to save my life.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; David Foulk

nodes, his prognosis is good, and he does not need chemotherapy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have to do a follow-up colonoscopy next year and see the doctor every four months for blood tests,â&#x20AC;? Foulk explains. Although he followed standard guidelines for a colonoscopy at 50 and every 10 years after that, Foulk said he wishes he had had one earlier. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Look at me, the poster child. I started out at 50, then at 60 I was due for another, and this thing had grown to the size of an orange. I think my experience could have been maybe mitigated had we done colon screenings a little more often,â&#x20AC;? he says. But, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s thankful it was caught when it was. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dr. Midis said if Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d waited a few months until I started showing symptoms like cramping or pain, there would have been nothing he could have done to save my life.â&#x20AC;? Dr. Midis confirms that the colonoscopy saved Foulkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life. He stays itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important for people to be screened starting at 50 or earlier if they have a family history of the disease. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t look for a way to weasel out of it,â&#x20AC;? says Dr. Midis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a guy who got screened, and we got it at an earlier stage than we would have if heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d waited. â&#x20AC;&#x153;His cancer was detected without symptoms. The common thing is people say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I feel great and that means I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a cancer.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; And thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the fallacy.â&#x20AC;? Foulk agrees and urges people not to shy away from this life-saving screening. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nobody wants to have a colonoscopy, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m telling you far and away, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more desirable than having a bad outcome. I wish that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d had checks more frequently,â&#x20AC;? states Foulk. For more information about colon screenings, call 865-673-FORT (3478).

Colonoscopies can save lives Colorectal cancer is expected to kill more than 51,000 Americans in 2012, making it the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. One in 20 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer; but fortunately, more and more are surviving because of early detection. There are more than 1 million survivors of colorectal cancer in the United States. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most of us know someone whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been touched by this disease,â&#x20AC;? says Dr. Mark Jackson, a gastroenterologist at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But it can be managed, treated and cured if found early.â&#x20AC;? The best tool for detecting colorectal cancer early is a test called a colonoscopy, a simple, inhospital test that allows a doctor to

If a person has inďŹ&#x201A;am- to get screened. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The thing Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve matory bowel disease, ulcer- learned over the past 25 years is ative colitis, breast cancer or the importance of getting people a close family history of co- past the fear and embarrassment lon cancer, he or she should of having to go through it,â&#x20AC;? says have a colonoscopy at a Dr. Jackson. younger age and more freDr. Jackson has diagnosed paquently, says Dr. Jackson. tients with colon cancer who had â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an important never been screened. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The more clue,â&#x20AC;? explains Dr. Jack- people we can get screened, the son. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes if a family better itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be. I hate when member in their 30s has folks miss the opportunity to precolon cancer, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll screen vent this terrible disease.â&#x20AC;? the other family memFor more information about bers when theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re 10 years diagnosing and treating younger.â&#x20AC;? colon cancer, look inside a patientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s colon. The most important thing is call 865-673-FORT (3678). The procedure is quick and simple. While the patient is under anesthesia, a thin, ďŹ&#x201A;exible tube is inserted into the rectum and colon, to give the doctor a view inside. Doctors recommend that most The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends healthy people have their ďŹ rst colocollonoscopy screeniing every 10 years, beginni i ing att age 50 noscopy at age 50 and every 10 years thro th roug ugh h ag age e 75 75,, as a way to pr prev even entt co colo lore rect ctal al can ance cer. r. after that if the test is negative for People at higher risk of developing colorectal cancer should bepolyps, which are small growths. gin screening at a younger age and be screened more frequently. While many polyps are harmless, Check with your physician about when to have a colonoscopy if they sometimes can be precancery u have a familyy historyy of colorectal disease. yo ous.

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The trip to the fair wouldn’t be complete without enjoying at least one ride. Marian Bailey and Ramona Burum take a spin.

The giant Ferris wheel is one of the popular attractions at the fair. Photos by Ruth White

Steve Gould demonstrates the working of Henry Ford’s first gasoline engine.

Enjoying a ride at the fair on Senior Adult Day are Edith Smith and Vernia Colbert.

A day at the fair The cooler temperatures, the smell of fall in the air, the sounds of football and the fair. Just a few things that occur in Knox County each September.

Ruth White While at the Tennessee Valley Fair, Nancy Larson creates hats for newborn infants.

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I have covered the fair for the Shopper for several years and usually attend on the day that they honor senior adults and special friends. Honestly, I like to dart in, snap a few photos and head back to the office. This year, I decided to walk around the fairgrounds and I saw the popular event with a new pair of eyes. The first stop of the day was at the booth featuring candy apples made by the members at Fairview United Methodist Church. Members have been creating this treat for 60 years, and visiting with Roy Hodge was worth the trip. Hodge was all smiles as he sold apples for just $1 each. “It’s not about making money,” he said, “it’s about fellowship with friends, meeting people and giving to others.” The money raised is used for mission work through the church. “There is always a need greater than us.” Once my apple was purchased, named Best Apple at the fair for the year 2012, I headed into the Jacob Building to see the displays and chat with vendors. Inside displays from area schools feature work from students who are skilled in cosmetology, auto mechanics and more. The photography contest features beautiful pictures taken by individuals of a wide age range and creative eye. Some of my favorite displays were the cake decorating contest, the jellies and jams and the homemade bread entries. The gingham ribbons for the culinary arts entries brought visions of a small town county fair and sweet memories of long ago. The next stop was the Kerr Building to view home items, including quilts, scrapbooks, flowers and more. First was Nancy Larson, creating hats for newborns. Larson was dressed in a long dress and kicked her feet up and relaxed while creating.

The second place winner in the culinary arts category was a puppy dog cake and the Best of Show ribbon went to a canning entry.

Hanging high above the floor was a quilt with a first place ribbon. That prize winner was made by North Knox resident Lee Hoskins. In the background were dozens of women making fabric squares and forming a quilt that was sure to become a treasured heirloom. Behind the Jacob Building was the rabbit and poultry building. This isn’t a place I would usually visit (thanks to my allergies) but the beauty of the old white barn drew me to investigate more closely. The three-story barn, with its peeling paint, was a sight with the beautiful blue sky in the background. One worker Roy Hodge works the Fairview United Methodist Church candy said that the barn was built apple booth at the fair. The church has made the fair treat for using the wood from one of 60 years to raise money for mission work. the old roller coasters from the early 1900s. One day at the fair Whether there is is designated to truth to the tale Paint the Fair Pink or not, it made and one of the a great story for newer contests such a grand is to decorate a structure. bra to help raise The last stop awareness for breast was at the tractor cancer research. exhibit up on the Winning the Best hill under the big of Show ribbon shade trees. The was an adorable tractors take me bra decorated with back to my youngelephants. er days growing up in Oklahoma, and I love chatting with the people relaxing by their tractors. Some sit and chat with one another while others host demonstrations or whittle the day away. As I headed back down the midway on my way out, I heard the clacking of one of the rides in the distance. I turned and saw four women laughing and enjoying the day as they went round and round on a smaller Marvin Devault whittles coaster. It was evident that under a shade tree at the they were having the time Tennessee Valley Fair. of their lives and I, for one, Devault is a member of will forever see the fair in a the Smoky Mountain new, brighter light. Antique Engine and Tractor Association and has participated in the fair for 28 years.

Lee Hoskins’ quilt was a blue ribbon winner at the fair. Lois Carter of Kingsport hand-embroiders a quilt.



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COMMERCIAL bldng on Main St. in Maynardville. Plenty of parking space. 992- CONDO North Knox, 0547, 9am to 9pm. 2 BR, 2 full BA, 1 car gar. Near East OFFICE SPACE, SHOP/ Towne. $750/mo. No WAREHOUSE, pets. 865-389-8244 Lg & sm spaces avail. FARRAGUT, AUSTIN Reasonable rates! Landing, 2 BR, 2 1/2 Maynardville, lots of BA, beautiful, spotParking. 679-2443 less clean, new flooring, 1700 SF, townhouse, Apts - Unfurnished 71 tri-level frpl, deck, 2 car gar., view, quiet, 1 BR Ftn City. Now, 1/2 TRADImin. to I-40 & Turkey SEEKING Rent! Beaut. w/deck, TIONAL CHURCH Creek, no pets, no all appl, $425. 2 BR MUSICIAN for smoking, $1200. 865Powell. $550. Water pd. cr. small church & 300-8252 ck. 865-384-1099; 938-6424 ***Web choir in N. KnoxID# 139164*** ville area. Piano a must, organ a plus. Wanted To Rent 82 Salary negotiable. To submit resume or schedule audiRet. Private Detective Mon-Fri 9-6 PM tion: reply to Country Club Apartments & Author needs 1-2BR mdmills01@comcast 8400 Country Club Way house on tranquil, or phone 865vate property with Knoxville, TN 37923 522-6733. rent reduced in ex865-693-5701 change for security and/or light caretaker 141 Apts - Furnished 72 duties. 865-323-0937 Dogs


22 ACRES 5 min. from Super Wal-Mart, off Norris WALBROOK STUDIOS Manf’d Homes - Sale 85 25 1-3 60 7 Fwy. w/3BR, 2BA, 2 car gar. Manufactured $140 weekly. Discount 1985 MOBILE HOME, avail. Util, TV, Ph, 29X58, 3 BR, 2 BA, home (like new). Stv, Refrig, Basic handyman special $158,000. Cable. No Lse. $8,000 firm. 865-202-3692 Call Scott, 865-388-9656.

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CAIRN TERRIERS, (Toto) CKC M&F small scruffy, brindle $400-$500. 865-216-5770 ***Web ID# 138724*** DACHSHUNDS, MINIATURE AKC, 2nd shots, vet chkd, dew claws removed $300. 865-322-2637 ***Web ID# 138340***

LAB PUPPIES AKC Reg. Black, Champion bloodlines. $400. 865-617-8192

PIT BULL PUPPIES Shots, dewormed $150. 423-625-9192

Owner Order “Sold”, 3BR/2.5BA in Halls 3BR/2.5BA, 2-story, 9' ceiling on main w/hdwd flooring, living rm w/FP, tons of cabinets in kit, formal dining rm, + mstr BR w/vaulted ceiling, sunken mstr BA suite w/whirlpool tub. 2-car gar, lg covered deck overlooks pool and private backyard. This property is ready to move into. Owners have built new house and must move. Seller’s loss is your gain. Buy for thousands below value. First time home buyers dream. Pool, cul-de-sac, lg deck & almost a fully fenced rear yard, like new cond & ready to move into. FHA or VA Financing is available on this property. Inspect thru Sept. 28: any inspection must be completed prior to the live auction. Call for appointment. Terms: 10% buyer’s premium down on real estate day of sale, balance at closing. Directions: In Halls turn by Wendy’s on Crippen Road, go approx one mile to Northpointe S/D, left on Rival, go to end of street to house on left.

Co-op available to all realtors for photos, details.

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

NIKON digital camera, D3000 w/lens & case. Asking $550, value $800. Like brand new. 865-689-2326.

Misc. Items

HONDA SHADOW 750, 2004, black & silver, $5,000 OBO. 865-577-3633, 4-7pm



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

Furniture Refinish. 331 DENNY'S FURNITURE REPAIR. Refinish, reglue, etc. 45 yrs exp! 922-6529 or 466-4221



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

LIVING ROOM and Bedroom Furn., must sell. Very good cond. Call 865-898-2578.

Utility Trailers 255


Rottweiler Puppies, champ. German lines, tails docked, S&W, $450. 423-663-7225 SHELTIE PUPPIES AKC reg., parents on site $300. 865-9844770 or 865-208-1185 SHIH TZU PUPPIES, CKC, F&M, S&W, Guar. $300 & up. Call 865-376-9632 ***Web ID# 138882*** SIBERIAN HUSKY Pups, AKC reg. 1st S&W, several colors. $450. 865-292-7605.

Pressure Washing 350


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865-851-9053 2001 E. Magnolia Ave. WANTED: unwanted appliances and scrap metal. Halls and surrounding area. John, 925-3820

Pools/Hot Tubs 209

Alterations/Sewing 303


Fall is Here!

$$ WANTED $$ Buying Standing Timber, small or large tracts of timber to log. Pays Top Dollar!

KY, TN, VA Master Logger Program 606-273-2232 606-573-4773 ALSO PAYING FINDERS FEE



Seeding, aerating, trimming, etc. Minor mower repairs. Reasonable, great refs! 679-1161 


Painting / Wallpaper 344

$100 gets most homes clean! Weekly, biweekly or monthly. Honest, dependable mother/ daughter team w/ refs.

CATHY'S PAINTING & wallpaper removal. Free est.

454-1793 or 947-5688

Powell's Painting & Remodeling - Residential & Commercial. CHRISTIAN LADY Free Estimates. 865CLEANING SER771-0609 VICE. Dependable, refs, Call 705-5943.


Antiques Classics 260 1966 CHEV II Nova, fact. 327 4 spd, project car, $6500 obo. 865-679-3065


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JEEP Grand Cherokee Ltd 1994, 191k mi, white, brush guard, $1995. 865-599-5192



AUDI A4 2005 1.8T Cabriolet Conv., bronze/tan, tan int., 100,600 mi, 6 cyl, sharp, $7,000. 865-654-9939 ^

265 Domestic


CHEVY 2000, 16' BOX VAN $7,000, Great condition. 859-319-9383


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CHEVY 1998 3500 Wrecker, 454 w/5 spd, Holmes dual winches, hydraulic whl lift, slings, dolly, full strobe, $6500 obo 865-230-2213

Wanted To Buy 222 Sport Utility



Household Appliances 204a Comm Trucks Buses 259

90 Day Warranty


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PRESSURE WASHING - Driveways, Houses, Decks, Fences. Residential & Commercial. Call 865-771-0609.

Autos Wanted 253

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Lawn Care

Air Cond / Heating 301

MGB GT, 1969

MALTESE PUPPIES, M & F, AKC Reg. Small. $400/up. 423733-2857; 423-300-9043.

3BR/2.5BA House, almost new condition


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

ST. PAUL UMC Youth Rummage SHELBY COBRA Sale, 4014 Garden REPLICA BOSS 302, Dr, Ftn City. Sat. 351 heads, 4 spd., FREE TO GOOD Sept 29, 8a-2p. Hot Jag rear end. $22,500. HOME: 9-10 wk old dogs & drinks for 865-661-7910. kittens. Vet sale also. Join us! ***Web ID# 141136*** checked, healthy, wormed. Call 865- YARD SALE Sept 20456-3114. 22, 8:30 - 4:30 at Domestic 265 5529 Carter Rd. Tons of baby items, Farmer’s Market 150 clothes from 60 mo- CADILLAC DHS 2002 Northstar, V8 4.6, up! Gun cabinets, new tires, whitetons of roosters, 2 (2) 4 wheel gravity diamond/tan, 102k seat/3 wheel stroller, wagons, 1 heavy $1695 mi. Prem. Pkg. 865lots more! & 1 light $1295; 1951 388-2222. 8N Ford tractor $1995. 865-981-3769 Boats Motors 232 FORD FOCUS 2011 ^ CONCRETE driveSEL, 4 dr, AT, lthr ways, sidewalks, & moonrf, 22K mi, KENNER 1994 18' Standing Saw Timber $12,500. 865-591-4239 patios. Reasonable, Center Console, 88 865-984-4529 lowest prices! HP Johnson motor, FORD FUSION SE alum trlr, troll. mtr 454-6808 2010, Black, Auto, $3,500. 865-776-7279 Building Materials 188 44K mi, Perfect Maint. Record, One Childcare 316 5,000 SF peel & stick Campers 235 Owner. 865-748-1976 vinyl tiles @ $15 per MERCURY MARQUIS carton. Packaged 45 2005, Garage Kept, sq. ft. per carton. 2004 5th wheel toy hauler (Citation) w/10' 124K mi, comfortable 865-376-5806 lv. msg. garage, lrg slide 865-803-6263 out, gar. kept, 38', $21,000. 865-621-3168 PONT. Trans Am 1997 Machinery-Equip. 193 WS6, LT1 Auto., all opts, black & S130 BOBCAT 2004, Motorcycles 238 avail graphite lthr, t-tops, 900+ hrs., good 110K mi, very good shape, $9,600. Call cond, $7,450. 423-286HD SPORTSTER 2001 865-617-5619. 9935; 937-232-1883 Custom XL 883, 7676 mileage, $4800. 423Photography Equip. 199 240-7548

Golden Retriever Puppies, AKC reg, FOR SALE: Stingray M&F, light to dark, 2p hot tub, 5 hp, Running has overdrive vet ckd, wormed & under roof, $1,200. 865-693-2216 1st shots, $600. 865423-351-3090 388-2537 ***Web ID# 138921***

LABRADOR PUPPY, AKC reg., yellow, born July 18, $300. 865-207-2874

Sat., Sept. 29 • NOON

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HALLS COTTAGE, private, w/appls. 3BR/1BA. Spacious & conv. to schools. $700/mo. No pets. 922-2571 or 776-1839

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3 HOUSES Ftn City area. Good investment! 689-5848

in the

FTN CITY 2BR/2BA, 2-car gar. $850/mo. Call 254-9552.


For Sale By Owner 40a



225 Imports

GARAGE SALE 4824 Mazda Miata 2002, McCloud Rd. off blaze yellow w/blk Andersonville Pk. lthr, Special Edition, 6 Fri 9/21 & Sat 9/22, spd, 48K mi, Bose 9a-5p. sound, 6 CD + cass plyr, exc cond, orig RUMMAGE BAKE ownr, enjoy Fall SALE, Fairmont scenic drives with Presby Church, corthe top down. $11,995. ner of Fairmont 865-966-4852 Blvd & Whittle Springs Rd, Fri-Sat, Sept 21-22, 8-2. Sports 264


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elly dancing offers a beautiful way to celebrate your life – no matter your lifestyle, body type or age. Since it is low-impact exercise and easy on the joints, even seniors enjoy the simple, natural, rhythmic movements. Belly dance instructor Alexia explains how the movements exercise the core muscles, isolating precise muscle groups. “It really improves your posture when you learn this art form,” Alexia said. “We also do a lot of arm and shoulder movements, which do not get exercised often. We also move our torso and hips. It is great for fun and fitness.” “The dancing increases women’s selfconfidence. It helps as they gain selfawareness,” Alexia says. “It is also a wonderful stress-reliever, where you can forget about any worries of the day and just enjoy yourself.” After students learn the basic movements, Alexia steps it up for aerobic danc-

Belly dance instructor Debka leads the Oasis Dancers. ing. Her classes range from beginning to advanced. Costumes add to the fun, but beginners are welcome to borrow Alexia’s hip scarves during classes. Class information is online at Another professional belly dance instructor is Debka who leads the Oasis Dancers in Knoxville. “The very smooth movements keep the spine very supple,

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By Theresa Edwards “It’s the agony and the joy of the finish line,” said Felon Wilson who helped with the race. “That is the expression you see on their faces as they finish.” Jeremy Sexton came in first, looking at his watch to see his time. His joy of triumph was immediate, followed by the agony, drenched in sweat, as he took time to recover and catch his breath enough to talk. Dr. Robert Lembersky of Children’s Anesthesia had a team of 12 running. “It’s just great being out here with your colleagues,” he said. He felt good with a time of 23:39, better than his personal best 10 years ago of 24:09. “I beat myself by a decade and a few seconds, so I’m really happy about it,” he said. Susan Lembersky directed this 18th West Hills run. “The last few years, we added the one-mile walk to get more people in the community out, exercising in our park. We like to see everybody getting out and joining us for a good time,” she said. “The proceeds go to improvements in the park, whatever is needed,” she said. For race results, visit

The Myers family runs the race together, finishing at 33:32. Shown are mom Debbie, Joshua, Jocelyn and Jessica. “My husband, Dan, is behind us,” Debbie said. “We took turns pushing the stroller.” They run as part of the Children’s Anesthesia team.

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