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Rescuing refugees Central Baptist Church Fountain City does great work in reaching people in foreign countries, bringing both assistance and the gospel to them. But to help one particular family in need, the church took a different approach. In 1986, the church financed and moved a family of eight from Cambodia to the U.S. The household had escaped slaughter by heading to Thailand during the Khmer Rouge rule of Cambodia.

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Point of order! Sandra Clark never saw it coming. Knox County Commission shot down Dave Wright’s proposals for an elected school superintendent and for partisan school board elections. Also, the commission finally adopted a watered-down billboard reform, prohibiting new digital boards. It was a signal win for Scenic Knoxville and Richard Briggs.

By There Theresa esa Edwards ds Several local schools performed at Knox County High Schools “Choral Showcase 2013” at Bearden High School last Thursday. Central High School, led by Beckye Thomas, sang “Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye” by Alice Parker and “I Got Shoes” by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw. Halls High School ensemble performed under the direction of Elizabeth Williams, singing “Prayer of the Children” by Kurt Bestor. Director Emily Anderson led Gibbs High School ensemble which sang “Sing Joyfully” by William Byrd and “Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal,” arranged by Alice Parker. “Tomorrow starts March. What a great kickoff since March is ‘Music in our Schools’ month nationally, statewide and in Knox County,” said master of ceremonies Richard Mitchell, K-12 choral music specialist.

Director Beckye Thomas and the Central High School Bel Canto choir: (row 4) Hannah Zechman, Corey Grooms, Kasey Goins, Michael Hines; (row 3) Chris Alleman, Abby Bolton, Denzel Williams; (row 2) Brett Hopper; and (row 1): Jordan Barkley and Luke Sheridan. Photo by T. Edwards of

“I want you to do some homework,” he told the students. “Write your director a surprise thank you for all the work they have done.” Mitchell asked the direc-

tors to stand, and the audience honored them with a huge ovation. The performances were videotaped and will be put on the Knox County Schools

TV, Comcast channel 10, according to Mitchell. Knox County Middle Schools “Honors Choir Concert” will be 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at Northwest Mid-

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At left, Ronnie Smith and Todd Taft stand on the grounds of Four Seasons Lawn Care in Powell.

Todd Taft, owner of Four Seasons Lawn Care in Powell, stepped back and took a second look at his facility after this newspaper published photos of the “front door” to Powell. Then, without a dirty lot order or prodding from the county, he set about cleaning up the lot. Taft cleared debris and added a new roof to the building to help beautify his property. Photos by Ruth White

Cultural, legal changes affect clerks’ bottom line By Betty Bean County Finance Director Chris Caldwell’s report on the court clerks’ collections sounded pretty grim when he gave his financial update at last week’s County Commission chair’s luncheon. The numbers are down from last year. Criminal, Criminal Sessions and 4th Circuit Court Clerk Joy McCroskey’s collections are running $140,000 behind last year’s figures. Circuit, Civil Sessions and Juvenile Court Clerk Cathy Quist’s collections are $69,000 behind last year. On the surface, Clerk and Master of Chancery and Probate Court Howard Hogan’s collections seem to be a bright spot, since they are running about $4,000 ahead of last year, but he

says that number is deceptive, because although collection numbers are up, case filings are down, giving him cause for concern about the future. Jokingly, Caldwell breaks it down to this: “Judges say clerks aren’t collecting. Clerks say judges are too quick to forgive (court costs). We take that into account as we do the budget.” Behind the numbers, however, are existing problems and brewing societal and cultural changes that are affecting the fee offices’ bottom lines. While Chancery Court has a reliable revenue source from handling county tax sales, other traditional sources are drying up. Many divorces that used to be heard in 4th Circuit Court

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are now going to Chancery Court instead (more on that later), but the divorce filings are down overall, probably because of the economy. “Fewer divorces are being filed because people can’t afford them,” Hogan said. Additionally, while the trend away from taking disputes to trial in favor of mediation may ease the financial toll on citizens, it has taken a toll on Chancery Court collections. Much of the child support collection that used to be done in Chancery Court is now being handled at the state level, creating another loss of fees. And the long-term judicial commitments that used to bring in thousands of dollars in fees annually vanished with the 2012


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closing of Lakeshore Mental Health Institute. “There’s just not as much trial work, which means there’s not as much filing to generate fees to clerks. From a clerk’s perspective, the more work involved in a case, the higher the court costs. No filings means no counterclaims, no hearings, no subpoenas or notices, so fees and commissions to the clerks tend to be lower,” Hogan said. “Since my appointment, we have lost four to five positions because of decreasing workload.” The financial stress isn’t likely to ease anytime soon – Hogan is keeping an eye on a new workers’ compensation bill that will take those cases out of local courts entirely. Cathy Quist, who is also

an attorney, says the effects of tort reform (another Haslam administration priority) have affected her bottom line. “We are seeing less of the cases that typically generate the most billing because of mediation and arbitration,” she said. “And while our collection rates range between 95 percent and the high 80s, cases aren’t being filed that generate intermediate case billing. A large number of cases are filed and closed the same day. In a lot of cases, settlements are announced the day they are filed. The culture has changed in the civil courts.” When the recession hit, Quist’s office saw a 45 percent increase in civil sesMore on A-3

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Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon Lee did not come to Christ United Methodist Church to talk about the law. She came instead to talk about courage, common bonds and cabbage. Lee spoke in Halls last Wednesday. Her presentation included the story of her father, Charles Lee, and of James Hugh Ross, Harold Leibowitz, David Goldin and Bruce Foster.

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The Courtyards staying busy By Libby Morgan Excitement is building. The building is the excitement – along with lots of visitors, games and entertainment at The Courtyards Senior Living in Inskip. Finishing touches for the new assisted living apartments will double the accommodations for the elderly. It’s a lively, friendly place. When I walked up to the door, I could hear a rousing guitar and banjo accompanied ‘Hallelujah’ going on inside, and before I left, the residents were playing bingo. “We’re so excited to see our new building nearing completion. We are having an open house March 23, ready or not,� says Lora Patterson, community relations director. “We have unbelievable support from the schools, churches and neighbors. We welcome everyone to come in and share our home. “Our philosophy is called The Eden Alternative, and in following this, we keep our elders active participants in real life. Having plants, pets and children around as much as possible is of utmost importance in keeping our elders engaged,� Patterson says. The addition will provide 18 rooms with private baths and kitchenettes. Bathing areas are barrier free and fully handicapped accessible. There will be a big kitchen and a dining room serving three meals a day to the residents. The new rooms are targeted for elderly who need some assistance, but residents will be able to have their vehicles and come and go as they please. Day trips will also be chauffeured. A nurse will be on the property around the clock

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Lora Patterson of The Courtyard in front of the assisted living unit.

Dave and Julie Hall, and Continuum Courtyard activities director Clyde Fulmer lead impromptu singing in the commons area of the home on Inskip Drive while Terri Holt sits and enjoys it all. In the background, James Golden gets ready to lead a bingo game. Photos by Libby Morgan

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er from the city: Eden Slater from the city of Knoxville’s Office of Neighborhoods will present information on a new pilot program, Neighborhood Disaster Preparedness Program (NDPP). Per the Office of Neighborhoods web page, “This program enables resident-led neighborhood groups to develop and test neighborhood-level emergency preparedness plans, equipping them with the skills they need to act as effective first responders if professional emergency personnel cannot reach the scene.� Ali Sharp Awards will be made to Fountain City Elementary School students prior to Slater’s presentation.


Tatewood/Grove Park Neighborhood Watch meeting on March 7 at 7 p.m. at the Lions Club Building will be a place you can learn about KPD’s advice on making your neighborhood part of the city’s program. This will be the second meeting of the group, which is in its formative stage. Members are encouraging neighbors to join the online connection called It is active now, and is a great way to communicate between neighbors. Other areas of Fountain City are forming their own “nextdoor� neighborhoods. Creative Classes at Fountain City Town Hall will meet Monday, the Art Center March 11, at 7 p.m. at the Many new classes and Church of the Good Shepherd workshops are coming up at and will host another speak- the Fountain City Art Center.

Upcoming at The Courtyards Spaghetti Supper 6 p.m. Thursday, March 14, $10. Proceeds to Alzheimer’s Tennessee and will help The Courtyard’s dog, Cole, become ALZTN’s Knoxville Walk Mascot. Door prizes. Assisted Living Open House/Grand Opening 1-5 p.m. Saturday, March 23. 801 E Inskip Drive • Info: 688-2666 or 281-9295 Watercolor Portrait Workshop by Bobbie Crews Saturday, March 16, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., $90 for FCAC / $115 for nonmembers. Juggling offered by Clay Thurston. Six weeks, Tuesdays, April 16 - May 21, 7-8 p.m., $35 / $40, adults and youth 8 and up. Small Figure Sculpting, Instructor Amy Hand - Materials are included. Learn to make several small sculpted figures in a variety of poses. Students will have the option to glaze and fire or to paint figures. Five weeks, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 2-30. $175 / $200. Collage and Decorative Paper, Instructor Do-

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sions court filings, largely due to credit card companies going after delinquent accounts. Now, that boomlet is receding. Filings in civil sessions court increased dramatically after the amount that could be collected in “small claims” cases increased. This has had the effect of shrinking the circuit court docket because plaintiffs can represent themselves in sessions court, where cases tend to generate less paperwork and get resolved much quicker, Quist said. That’s good for the plaintiff, not so good for the clerk’s numbers. Quist’s office, which used to process short-term mental health commitments, has also been negatively impacted by Lakeshore’s closing. “We had 34,496 mental health filings in 2011. Last year, Lakeshore closed, and we lost all of them,” she said. And she, too, is dreading the impact of the governor’s workers’ comp bill. “As of Jan. 1, 2014, those lawsuits will be completely administrative and will be handled by workers’ comp judges,” she said. Joy McCroskey is in the deepest hole of the three clerks, but says her office will be getting some help under a new law that has put some teeth into enforcement of de-

By Libby Morgan Garden Montessori middle school kids held a fiesta last week that took them to 20 different Spanish-speaking countries. Each student researched one of the countries, replicated its flag, created items to represent the culture and made a presentation. All of the students made a “worry doll,” a Guatemalan tradition. According to legend, children can give their worries to the doll and sleep peacefully. Hannah Crowder-Starnes and Carley Conner studied El Rachel Parrott show off their Salvador, and when asked sombreros and attitudes. what was her most surprising discovery about the A tiny worry doll country, she said, “They eat No, not really. It was a handmade bag Roselia brought soup made of pigs’ feet!” Uruguay was Jack Bald- back from Guatamala.” difference in the house conAt the end of the week, struction, and how far the win’s country to study. He made bolas, a Pre-Colum- students prepared guacamo- children must travel to get bian throwing weapon. “It’s le, tostadas, rice, beans and to school.” kinda like a lasso. We took flan, a custard-like dessert. Morales has taught Spanthe bolas outside and las- Greg Croisdale had written ish at Garden Montessori the recipes in Spanish. soed a tree,” he said. since it opened nearly 20 Roselia Morales, origi- years ago. Other students chimed in, “We had a jalapeno-eating nally from Guatemala, said, “A big part of the Montescontest. The first place win- “The children were mostly sori philosophy of teaching ner ate six. Second place ate amazed at two things about is to study different culone. The prize was hot sauce! many of the countries: The tures. We teach Spanish to

Justice Lee shares stories of courage By Sherri Gardner Howell Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon Lee did not come to Christ United Methodist Church to talk about the law. She came instead to talk about courage, common bonds and cabbage. Lee spoke in Halls last Wednesday, following a talk to the Downtown Rotary Club on Tuesday. Her presentation weaves together the stories of five prisoners of war from World War II with their ties to today’s Tennessee legal community. Her presentation included the story of her father, Charles Lee, and of James Hugh Ross, Harold

Leibowitz, David Goldin and Bruce Foster. With slides, facts and anecdotes, Lee told some of the stories of the hardships and sacrifices the young soldiers made during World War II, stories she says the men themselves rarely talked about once they returned home. The men she profiled all have descendants who are in the legal community in Tennessee. Harold Leibowitz, for example, is the father of Criminal Court Judge Mary Beth Leibowitz, and Bruce Foster is the father of Knoxville lawyer Bruce Foster Jr.

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food, very little heat, and he Other stories related to had only the blood-stained participation in the Battle clothes he was wearing. He of the Bulge and POWs bewas very sick and only sur- ing sent to the Berga Convived because of the persis- centration Camp to work in tence of his fellow prisoners.” deep caves. A ride on a small cattle car “These men showed great with 60 other men followed courage under extreme ciras the Germans removed the cumstances,” said Lee. “They prisoners from Stalag 4 to shared a common bond in Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon Lee talks with Judy Stalag Luft 1. One year and that they never gave up, never Henson at supper in the fellowship hall of Christ United Meth- one day after being captured, gave in and showed an enorhe was freed on May 13, 1945. mous love for their country odist Church last Wednesday. Photo by Ruth White “He was 6 feet, 5 inches tall and their families. “And they never ate cabIn the story of her father, medical care and sent to Sta- and weighed 86 pounds when bage again.” Lee told of the waist gunner’s lag 4,” she said. “They had no he came home,” Lee said. parachute down into Germany after his plane was hit, having been shot in the head, CATERING shoulder, back and wrist. AVAILABLE! “After capture, he was confined for 10 days with no

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Partisan city elections? It’s hard to understand the push in Nashville to make Knox County school board elections partisan. Shouldn’t this be a referendum for Knox voters to decide as opposed to the state Legislature imposing it upon us?

support would extend to writing, calling or visiting state lawmakers or City Council adopting a resolution. (County Commission adopted such a resolution on Feb. 25.) Rogero has not been as visible on this issue as Burchett. ■ Governor Haslam has chosen the first woman in Knox County history to Victor be the new Circuit Court Ashe Judge to replace Wheeler Rosenbalm who resigned in December 2012. She is Deborah Stevens with the firm of Lewis, King, Krieg Mayor Rogero opposes it, and Waldrop where she had in response to an inquiry. extensive management and If one is unhappy with the law practice experience. school board, it is hard to Married with a daughsee how making the electer, Katie, she will face the tions partisan improves it. voters in the Republican The board might become primary in May 2014 and 7-2 or 6-3 Republican, but all voters in the August would that change its curcounty election in 2014 rent policies? The next step in this pro- when she seeks a full 8-year term. She is expected to gression would be to make the Knoxville and Farragut take her oath this week, at a ceremonial swearing-in city elections partisan. with the governor present Will our state legislators and to which the public will also impose that upon the be invited will occur later. voters of Farragut and ■ Former Knoxville Knoxville? Police Chief Phil Keith ■ Mary Pat Tyree, former spouse of mayor Randy who lives in Fountain City has been awarded the inauTyree, has been living in gural Frederick Douglass Nashville for several years but is considering returning Family Foundation Human Rights Award. It was given to Knoxville. She indicated to Keith last month for his she may resume her real estate practice in Knoxville. work as Knoxville’s Police Chief (he served over 16 ■ County mayor years) as well as involveBurchett has been tirement over the past nine lessly advocating tax relief through a reduced sales tax years with Amber Alert, which impacts missing and levy on Chapman Highexploited children. way merchants to assist ■ Vice mayor Nick in reducing the pain they are suffering from the Pavlis will hold the first long-closed Henley Street fundraiser of the five Bridge. Burchett has gotten council members seeking the lion’s share of attena second and final term on tion on this fight for city the council on March 21 at residents. the Outdoor Center. When asked, city spokesPavlis is the only memperson Jesse Mayshark ber who has previously assured me Mayor Rogserved on council. ero does support Burchett’s He represents South fight for her neighbors Knoxville. City primary in South Knoxville, but elections are seven months he was unable to state off with the general election whether this strong Rogero following in November.

GOSSIP AND LIES ■ You know it’s spring when Knox County schools have three or four events each night. In addition to basketball tournaments, last Thursday brought the high school choral concert, the PTA’s big bash and a parent meeting at Vine Middle. ■ School board this week: workshop at 5 p.m. Monday and monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Reckon they’ll talk about security?

■ Betty Bean writes this week about dwindling collections in three local clerks’ offices. And the prospects look slim going forward. Apparently a stealth bill introduced by Sen. Stacey Campfield and Rep. Roger Kane would take the fees away from the clerks entirely and hand them over to the county mayor. ■ Cathy Quist, Joy McCroskey and Howard Hogan just think they’ve got problems!

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Point of order! I never saw it coming. Commissioner Mike Hammond sidestepped the rush to return Knox County to the 1950s with quick motions to table Commissioner Dave Wright’s efforts to require partisan elections for school board and superintendent. It’s not amazing that Wright offered the resolutions, and it’s not a surprise that Hammond moved to table them. What is amazing is that Hammond prevailed – twice – on votes of 5-4 and 10-1. The election of the school superintendent is an issue that’s simmered since the appointive process was established as part of then Gov. Ned McWherter’s education reforms in the early 1990s. Just a few weeks ago, the Knox County Republican Party voted to support the election of the school superintendent upon the urging of Mayor Tim Burchett. Sen. Frank Niceley introducted legislation to enable such elections, and Wright was trying to get County

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Commission on record in support. Of course, no one actually voted “against” electing a superintendent. Commissioners simply voted to put the resolution on the table where it may lie forever. The partisan school board proposal felt odd. Commissioner Sam McKenzie said it seemed “rushed, spurious, off the cuff.” Wright said it’s an issue that “arises in the 8th District every spring,” somewhat like green onions, I suppose. Voting with Wright were Jeff Ownby, R. Larry Smith, Tony Norman and Richard Briggs. Voting to table were Hammond, McKenzie, Amy Broyles, Brad Anders, Ed Shouse and Mike Brown. Although a motion to table is nondebatable, the com-

missioners debated both of Hammond’s for more than an hour. Larry Smith even tried to offer a friendly amendment. In the end, most commissioners were averse to meddling in state legislative business. And that’s a refreshing change we can all support. It’s hard to know what legislators would accomplish by making school board races partisan. Most observers believe the current board has a 6-3 Republican majority. There’s no guarantee a 9-0 GOP majority would vote differently. School security: The debate has heated to the point that school security could be compromised by the public talks of deficiencies and finger-pointing. Tony Norman told commissioners there is “outrage” over misleading statements and the way school security is being handled. Amy Broyles said it’s “ridiculous” to imply that Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre, who has two children in Knox County

Schools, doesn’t care about security. “I’m getting really irate over individuals who are trying to score political points over an issue as important as our children’s safety.” Brad Anders, a city police officer, said security cannot be open. “This has been handled badly from day one, and now everyone is defensive. Let the process work. Progress is being made.” Larry Smith predicted the school system will “get a windfall” of funding for enhanced security. “I’m behind you,” he told McIntyre, adding that principals are telling him they need more cameras. Billboards: Richard Briggs finally passed a watered-down version of billboard reform – probably the best he could get – on a 7-4 vote. The resolution will prohibit new digital (“blinky”) billboards in Knox County and prohibit the conversion of existing boards to digital. Voting no were Smith, Ownby, Wright and Anders.

Safety Center proposal gets ‘not in our neighborhood’ response She sat in the second row, sporting a League of Women Voters observer badge, taking notes as the discussion of the facility recently renamed a jail diversion center grew more heated.

Betty Bean The speakers – County Commissioner Amy Broyles, Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones, Helen Ross McNabb Center CEO Andy Black and District Attorney General Randy Nichols – still call it a safety center, as they have been doing since it was proposed in 2008, stressing the need for a way to channel the mentally ill toward treatment instead of jail. Jones said the $1 million spent on building the safety center is a fraction of the $16 to $20 million it will cost to build a new pod at the chronically-overcrowded county jail. He also said that inmates drawing TennCare and SSI benefits see those revoked when they are arrested, thus driving them deeper into homelessness. Treatment at the safety center, which will have 16 critical care service beds, 10

medically monitored de-tox beds and 10-12 sobering stations and a staff of 27, won’t jeopardize SSI or TennCare benefits, Jones said. Whatever it’s called, the most vocal members of the audience of 60-something in the Knox County Health Department auditorium last Tuesday made it clear that they don’t want it in North Knoxville, which they say already has enough social service organizations, homeless facilities and halfway houses. There was some disagreement. The speakers said the proposed location adjacent to the Helen Ross McNabb Center at 205 W. Springdale Avenue in an industrial zone across Central Avenue from the Oakwood Lincoln Park neighborhood isn’t written in stone. Broyles pushed back against the suggestion that it should be placed on the site of the defunct Lakeshore Mental Health Institute, saying that she’d explored that idea, and it went nowhere. Broyles also noted that Helen Ross McNabb, which already provides mental health services at the Knox County Jail, was the only mental health care provider to respond to the county’s request for proposals for a

safety center in 2008. She said she is open to looking at other locations and is interested in talking to city officials about placing it next to the Knoxville Police Department headquarters on Howard Baker Jr. Avenue. A suggestion to build it downtown on the State Street property the county acquired in the late ’90s for a justice center got a tepid reception. Toward the end of the meeting, the LWV observer took off her badge and said she wanted to talk about a close relative who is mentally ill and was jailed, subsequently convicted and labeled a sex offender on a charge of indecent exposure for doing yoga naked on his front porch. “If a safety center had been available, he might have been diverted to mental health treatment instead of the criminal justice system,” she said. “He subsequently cycled in and out of jail and Lakeshore, never accepting his diagnosis. He has not had a good outcome and has a felony on his record now (from defending himself from assault with a skateboard and skipping bail during the trial). He not only has poor insight into his situation, but daunting hurdles to overcome just

to get housing and employment, so that is my personal reason for supporting the safety center and hoping that an acceptable location will be found.” He now has two convictions and is living in a “Three Strikes and You’re Out” state where he is in jeopardy of drawing a life sentence if he gets into trouble again for being mentally ill, she said. Jones, Nichols, Broyles and Black attempted to reassure their critics that the safety center would not be dumping mentally ill offenders onto the streets of their neighborhood – something that Broyles said is already happening when police drop off drunks at the Tennova emergency room. Some remained unconvinced: “Don’t put anything else in my zip code, please. I’m tired of writing letters …. Please don’t put anything else on us,” one woman said. “I’m asking you to trust me,” said Broyles, who lives near the proposed site. “I’m not advocating anything detrimental to our area.” “Some of us do agree and trust you and support you,” said another audience member, drawing a sprinkling of applause just before the meeting ended.

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Migration NATURE NOTES | Dr. Bob Collier Last Tuesday I took a morning stroll around the grounds between rain showers, just to get a little outdoor air, before the rest of what was shaping up to be an indoor-type day. My Grandmother Collier’s double jonquils were blooming, the old coolweather bluegrass was bright green and the birds were singing. And they were really singing – as if they thought it was already spring (still officially 3 weeks away). The cardinals and the tufted titmice led the chorus, with support from the field and song sparrows, the eastern towhees and the Carolina wrens. Those are all guys who have hung in there with us through the whole dreary winter, along with the mockingbird and the brown thrasher, the blue jays and the robins. This time of the year, with all that morning chorus, it’s hard to believe that, in just six weeks from now, it will all more than double! With the arrival of the spring migrants, the songs will multiply so that some mornings it will be hard to sort them all out. Swifts and swallows, vireos and gnatcatchers, catbirds and wood thrushes, cuckoos and nighthawks, hummingbirds and wood warblers are coming back – species that through the eons have developed a lifestyle that many of us would envy –they live in a world where it is always summer. Actually, they live here in our environs less than half the year. We are loathe to admit it, but they are really South American birds that have found great success in raising their young by coming north for a few months each year. Here, they are able to raise their babies on the high-protein diet available to them in the form of the abundance of insect life that explodes around us every spring – gnats and worms, bugs and caterpillars. Animal migrations have fascinated and mystified people through the ages. Birds aren’t the only animals that do it – great herds of animals migrate across the plains of Africa; herds of caribou migrate in the vast far north of our continent. Monarch butterf lies migrate from as far as Canada to a site in Mexico, to a place where not a single one of them has ever been before. But for sheer huge numbers (think billions), and sheer unimaginable distances, often thousands of miles a year, nothing in the natural world matches the spectacle of the spring and fall f lights of the birds. These comings and goings are part of the local people’s lives; consider the storks returning over the centuries to the chimneys of Europe. The cliff swallows of San Juan Capistrano, having wintered 6,000 miles to the south in Argentina, have traditionally returned to the Mission each spring on St. Joseph’s day, March 19. And then there are the turkey vultures of Hinckley, Ohio, faithfully returning each year on March 15, in time for their big Buzzard Day Festival. The seasonal disappearance of the birds mystified the ancients and not-so-ancient folks who were observant and curious about such things. All those f locks of blackbirds

and swallows, even the small songbirds – where did they go? There were theories that the swallows buried themselves in the mud of ponds to sleep the winter away, and that hummingbirds f lew away south riding on the backs of the geese – they were obviously too small to get very far on their own! Even in more recent times, with world-wide travel and many scientists and naturalists out there searching and observing, many of the details of migration remain unknown. Research has revealed that birds find their way by a combination of amazing traits, among them the ability to navigate by the earth’s magnetic field, and to tell the time of day by the sun, even compensating for latitude and longitude as they go along. They are able to travel thousands of miles every spring, and end up in the same field or yard each spring. But finding where they actually go, especially to spend the winter, has always been a tough problem to solve. Some species seem to just disappear into a trackless jungle to the south, or out across the

ocean to Goodness Knows Where. Occasionally the answer was found by bird banding; hundreds or thousands of individuals of a species were fitted with tiny ID leg bands, and then by sheer luck, one or two would be recovered from birds on the wintering grounds. That is how a dedicated birder from Memphis surprised the ornithological world by discovering that chimney swifts spend their winters in the jungles of Peru. Banding is a very laborintensive and low-yield enterprise. But – we’ve put men on the moon and landed a vehicle on Mars. And, we now have some high-tech help in solving some of the mysteries of bird migration. The April issue of Birdwatching magazine has an article about that very thing. It seems that a gentleman with a group called the British Antarctic Survey by the interesting name of Vsevolod Afanasyev developed a device called a geolocator and used it to track the legendary wandering albatross on their decades-long travels across the endless southern oceans. One of his colleagues,

engineer James Fox, then adapted the device into a tiny 0.018 ounce gizmo that can be attached to the back of a small bird. A sparrow weighs in at about 0.7 ounce; a catbird, around an ounce. The geolocator contains a clock, battery, light sensor, and microprocessor, squeezed into a miniature device that causes these small birds no distress or problems with their f light. The system is not without its problems – each geolocator costs $200, and they only recover about 20 percent of them for analysis. Cloudy weather and even prolonged shade makes evaluations more difficult. But they have already made many remarkable discoveries into the details of when, where, how far and how fast various species of our birds travel. They’ve found that our purple martins use a broad area along the Amazon River for their wintering grounds; one of our

eastern shorebirds, the willet, f lies 2,800 miles each fall, before hurricane season, to gather for the winter in a small area on the north coast of Brazil. But probably the most spectacular example of this is the story of two birds called northern wheatears. They are small, gray and white, sparrow-sized birds that nest in Alaska. These two were fitted with geolocators. After their migrations, they were recaptured and the devices analyzed. And they found that the two little birds had left Fairbanks, Alaska, f lown over the Bering Sea, through Russia, across the Arabian desert, and wintered in central Africa – average roundtrip distance, 18,640

miles – the longest-known migration of any songbird! All this research is just beginning. We’re learning that whales can dive more than a mile deep in the ocean, and birds can fly nearly 20,000 miles in a year’s migration. And yep, there are still an awful lot of things we don’t know. But we surely do know that the arrival of all those singing spring birds each year is an event little short of miraculous – and they’ll be here soon. Be watching.

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New coach, first spring Spring football with a new coach is an exciting time. Anything may happen. I am reminded of two unusual changeovers with ties to Fayetteville, Ark. Former Tennessee captain and all-American end Bowden Wyatt had a sensational second season as Arkansas coach. The Razorbacks whipped Texas for the first time in 17 years. Arkansas won the Southwest Conference. Arkansas went to the Cotton Bowl. Fans went nuts. In celebration, they passed the hat and collected a small fortune. Wyatt tried to discourage wild-eyed generosity but they bought him a new white Cadillac and gave him a bundle of leftover cash to divide among assistant coaches. If you remember the good old days, perhaps you recall what happened. In early January 1955 Wyatt drove that

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’55 Cadillac from Fayetteville to Knoxville. His old coach, Robert R. Neyland, had called him home. Bowden was the new coach at Tennessee. Key aides came with him, back pockets stuffed with bonus loot. Wyatt led an amazing transformation at Tennessee. He increased intensity. He established discipline. Players gained toughness, physically and mentally. One of his colorful sayings was “Hitch up your guts and let’s go.” The coach caused a shocking incident on the

second day of spring. Fullback Tom Tracy was a very talented runner and free spirit but not a proponent of strict training rules. Opposite personalities of coach and star player hinted of a possible clash. One happened. Tracy suffered leg cramps in a scrimmage. He thrashed around on the grass and called for trainer Mickey O’Brien. Other players downshifted into neutral in anticipation of a pause that refreshes. Wyatt ignored the fallen Tracy, ordered a manager to move the ball five yards forward, called for another fullback and re-ignited the scrimmage. Tracy was offended at the lack of official compassion. That evening he threatened to leave. Wyatt dispatched two assistants to help him pack. Losing Tracy was a sizable setback. Establishing

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This day is a day of distress…; children have come to the birth, and there is no strength to bring them forth. (Isaiah 37: 3b NRSV) When I realized the date on which this column would be published, I was reminded of my first pregnancy. My doctor informed me that my due date would be on or about March 4. Our best friends at the time had also been married for several years and had no children. When we told them our happy news, including the projected due date, our friend Paul chuckled and said, “March fourth! Hm-mm. That sounds strong and determined! Almost like an order: ‘March forth!’” Later we discovered that

Paul and his wife were expecting about the same time, and so were my husband’s business partner and his wife. It was a veritable population explosion, there in our little West Virginia town. When I went into labor at about five in the morning on the fourth of March, I thought, “Wow, my doctor was right on! He hit the due date exactly!” We drove through the early morning darkness to the hospital and decided on her name as we headed up the hill to the parking lot. She would be Sarah Jordan.

Jordan, however, did not feel bound by my doctor’s prediction of a due date. She had other ideas. To be blunt, she dilly-dallied. I freely admit that I was a rookie at this labor business and wasn’t sure how to go about it. Labor went on for some 21 hours before Jordan made her debut in this world. By that time it was no longer the fourth of March, but the fifth, and I was exhausted, but happy. Jordan, on the other hand, was outraged that she had been pushed out of her warm, secure dark place, floating inside my

authority enhanced Wyatt’s influence. A year later, Tennessee had one of the best teams in school history. Doug Dickey, coach on the field as Florida quarterback, became a young assistant at Arkansas. At age 31, he was named head coach at Tennessee. That was a shock. Few knew who he was. Bob Woodruff, new as the Vols’ athletic director, knew. He was Doug’s college coach. The Dickey family, Doug, JoAnne and three children, moved from Fayetteville to Knoxville without benefit of a complimentary Cadillac. Blowing snow inhibited their two-car caravan. One set of wheels was decent, the other a clunker Doug had driven to work. Along the way, ropes came loose and suitcases blew off the top of a car. It took a while but scattered stuff was recovered. Then, the old car broke down. Everybody and everything had to be crammed into

the better car. JoAnne summarized, saying no matter how or when the Dickeys eventually left Tennessee, “We couldn’t be as bad off as when we came.” Dickey thought he must find a quarterback in the spring of ’64. He was switching from the historic single-wing formation. The center had to hand the ball to somebody. Dickey tried Hal Wantland, tough enough for any assignment but not quick enough. He tried David Leake, waiter in the team dining hall who walked on as a football player and wasn’t half bad. Art Galiffa, nephew of a former Army all-American, eventually won the job. Believe me, there was no way to tell by watching spring practice that great things were about to happen. Butch Jones’ spring outlook appears better.

tummy, and into a bright, cold world where gravity began its pull on her. By that time, my husband’s business partner and his wife were just down the hall, also in the throes of labor. Their Amy also took her own sweet time, and was born on the sixth of March. My Jordan has been a “march forth” kind of a gal ever since that day. As a toddler, her declaration of independence was an emphatic “Baby do it!” (meaning “Let me do this by myself!”). She has grown into an accomplished, capable woman who knows her own abilities. She has dreams and plans and goals, and the strength, stamina and determination to make them happen. I ponder sometimes the way in which a day – any day – can suddenly take on importance, meaning, celebra-

tion or sadness. I notice days: the birthdays (or deaths) of high school friends and teachers, of colleagues and composers, of presidents or princes. I notice anniversaries of events big and small, days of infamy, saints’ days. I also take note of the ways in which special occasions seem to cluster in my family. January was always chockfull of birthdays in my parents’ generation; nowadays, April is the month studded with stars on the calendar. I am grateful for the people whose days (and lives) I celebrate. Today I am most especially grateful for my Jordan, who marched forth, and made March fifth a holiday in our family. And I gladly forgive her dilly-dallying on the day before her birth. Heaven knows she has not done so since!

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Rescuing refugees By Cindy Taylor Central Baptist Church Fountain City does great work in reaching people in foreign countries, bringing both assistance and the gospel to them. But to help one particular family in need, the church took a different approach. In 1986, the church financed and moved a family of eight from Cambodia to the U.S. The household had escaped slaughter by heading to Thailand during the Khmer Rouge rule of Cambodia, a four-year period that resulted in the death of more than 2 million people. (Many in the U.S. may be familiar with “The Killing Fields,” a 1984 British drama roughly based on the Khmer Rouge regime.) Navy Roach was 4 when

The loss of leaders By Sandra Clark Over the past couple of weeks, the Powell and Halls communities have lost community leaders who contributed much and will be missed. Bruce Mayes died Feb. 20. The owner of Mayes Bus Lines, he was a school bus driver for 43 years. His parents were farmers and his brother, Norman, started Powell Airport. He belonged to Sharon Baptist Church. Willie Mae Henderlight, also a member of Sharon, died Feb. 21. She and husband Jack were longtime friends of my family, and her parents’ farm adjoined my grandparents’ place on Pedigo Road. She leaves a large family including son Don, who is active in Halls area projects. Margaret Garrison died Feb. 26. She was owner/ operator of Garrison Electric/Construction Co. with her late husband, Thomas. Known for her “gift of gab,” she was campaign treasurer for Rep. John Duncan Sr. and Earl Hoffmeister. She was active at Glenwood Baptist Church. Glen Keck was one-ofa-kind. He ran the Halls Freezo and was an original ad buyer for Shopper News back in the early 1970s. He and wife Carolyn were always entering contests, and they won their fair share. Glen died Feb. 18 after a colorful and fulfilled life.


Yard sale organizers and Trailhead Sunday school class members Cheyenne Duff y, Kristi Pendley, Navy Roach, Jordan Daniel, Lauren Wilson and Kelli Coker Photos by Cindy Taylor parents are making up for Myron Christensen, 5, gets a geography lesson from Navy lost time with her.” Roach said living in Roach, a Cambodian refugee. Christensen chose the globe as America is a true culture part of his stash bought at the yard sale. shock for one of her nieces her parents, three sisters on American soil with Rea who is now a student at Cenand two brothers were given for the first time in 16 years. tral High School. “Rea’s family members aid allowing them to seek Roach has been a memrefuge in the U.S. Sister Rea weren’t all able to come due ber of CBCFC since coming and her family were left be- to U.S. policy,” said Roach. to the U.S. and has difficulty hind. On Dec. 28 of last year, “She and three of her chil- expressing her gratitude Navy’s family was reunited dren are here now and my without tears.


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Kiwanis, breakfast by Santa By Cindy Taylor Turns out delivering toys isn’t Santa’s only charitable occupation. Santa Claus/ Chef Bill Larson was flipping pancakes for the 42nd annual Northside Knoxville Kiwanis Club. “Funds from the breakfast will go into our project fund,” said Larson. “Every dollar goes back to serve our community.” The group plays a part with Key Clubs at Halls, Central and Fulton high schools. They also support an action club at the Cerebral Palsy Center, which provides an opportunity for service and leadership for the disabled. Children’s Hospital and 4-H are supported as well. St. John’s Lutheran Church is a cooperating partner and hosted the six-


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Austin-East librarian leads Ethics Bowl team to second win By Wendy Smith When David Goff, the librarian at Austin-East High School, was asked to put together an Ethics Bowl team, he wasn’t familiar with the competition. But school administrators were trying to boost test scores, and the contest seemed like a way to encourage academicallyminded students. So, four years ago, Goff took on the challenge. In February, Austin-East beat nine other local schools to take first place in the Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl held at UT – for the second year in a row. Karns High School came in second, and Christian Academy of Knoxville placed third. The team is successful because the students work well together, says freshman member Ashton Ahern-Cook. “If someone’s stuck, someone else jumps right in and helps them.” Collaboration is key to the competition, which is about students working together to come up with ethical solutions to real-life problems. To prepare for this year’s competition, teams were given a collection of cases to study. One addressed problems facing polar bears. Polar bears are predicted to become extinct in the next 70 years, the case says, and one way to save the species is through captive breeding in zoos. Captive breeding has helped save other species, and some have even been reintroduced into the wild. But some say polar bears aren’t good candidates for captive breeding because their natural lifestyle includes roaming thousands of miles in arctic conditions. Opponents of captive breeding of polar bears say more emphasis should be placed on global warming, which has destroyed the bears’ habitat. The Austin-East Ethics Bowl team discussed the case during a recent practice, and agreed that an increase in polar bear exhibits in zoos was not an ethical way to save the species. They came up with other possible solutions, like captive breeding in large, natural areas. Teams don’t just base their answers on gut feelings. They are required to learn, and use, four ethical systems. One is duty eth-

Austin-East High School Ethics Bowl captains Raven Ragsdale and Parrel Appolis discuss the team’s 2012 win at the American Philosophical Association Conference held in Atlanta last December. Photos submitted

ics, a system that follows the rules in spite of consequences. In consequence-based ethics, decisions are based on increased happiness. A third system is virtue-based, which means choosing the middle ground between two opposing ideas. The fourth is relationship-based, which places primary importance on relationships. Unlike a debate team, arguing is not part of an Ethics Bowl competition. “They collaborate in the search for truth, and recognize that none of us has all the answers,” says Goff. “I don’t have all the answers. I encourage them to explore the theories. They might even present alternative points of view.” There’s no particular profile for students who choose to participate in Ethics Bowl. Captain Raven Ragsdale plans on a career in medicine, and captain Parrel Appolis is interested in music. Ahern-Cook, the team’s only freshman, wants to be a dentist. “They’re all unique. It encourages kids who are deep thinkers and have inquiring minds. It’s not a debate – it’s more like a Socratic competition,” says Goff. The team practices after school on Tuesdays, and takes advantage

Skai Harris, Alicia Lewis, Parrel Appolis, David Goff, Shadia Prater and Shaquille Johnson celebrate the team’s first-place win at the 2013 Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl held at UT in February. Not pictured: Raven Ragsdale and Ashton Ahern-Cook.

of Austin-East’s extended school day with a half-hour practice in the library on Mondays. Team captains manage the in-school practice on their own. “They’re very ethical,” Goff jokes. The team will travel to Chapel Hill, N.C., to compete in the first National Ethics Bowl at the University of North Carolina on April 19-

20, pending resolution of transportation problems, he says. For Ahern-Cook, the Ethics Bowl team is just one thing that makes Austin-East an exceptional school. “I think this is the best school in Knox County. We have small classes, and great teachers. Mr. Goff is a great teacher. I don’t know what I’d do without him. I love school.”

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Assistant principal Jason Webster talks with students about the courses offered at the STEM Academy. Knoxville Police Bomb Squad representative Sammy Shaffer talks with Powell Middle School student Hayden Capley and Halls Middle School student Jacob Hansard during the Career Fair.

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The Knoxville Expo Center was packed with vendors and Knox County 8th-grade students during the annual Career Fair last week. Students and parents were given an opportunity to tour the exhibits and talk with representatives from various businesses, colleges and high schools. Halls Middle School student Nick Gangloff checks out a robot at the Fountainhead College of Technology exhibit. Photos by Ruth White

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By Cindy Cin indy dy Taylor Tay aylo lorr P d G Pond Gap El Elementary t School received a facelift on World Rotary Day Feb. 23, thanks to the combined efforts of Knox area Rotary clubs.

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Downtown Rotary Club president Wes Stowers and assistant district governor Mack Gentry take a break from work.

Club members got an early start on the wet, foggy day beginning with the playground and working their way up to mulching, rebuilding steps and painting. George Wehrmaker, owner of Bright Side LandNorth Knox Rotary president scaping in Powell, helped Chris Rohwer digs out dirt to organize the event and doprep for a new set of steps. nated many of the items Photos by Cindy Taylor used in the facelift. “This is an annual event Pond Gap principal Susan Espiritu would not done by the local clubs,” said guess the value of the im- Wehrmaker. “All of the clubs come together for one maprovements. “Oh my goodness, I have jor project and this year we no idea. They donated over chose Pond Gap.” Clubs involved were Knox$1,500 worth of flash cards that they are making into ville Breakfast Rotary Club, tutoring packets for class- president Scott Taylor; West rooms and tutors to use. Knox Rotary Club, president “They completely redid Richard Bettis; Downtown our steps coming from the lower parking lot, repainted our front door and window frame and mulched all our flower beds. “They also powerwashed the concrete in front and back . More than 70 Rotarians from five clubs participated and did for our school those things that just don’t get done and that we needed so desperately! “Rotary is a tremendous organization!”

Rotary Club, president Wes Stowers; North Knox Rotary Club, president Chris Rohwer; Volunteer Rotary Club, president Cheryl White; Farragut Rotary Club, president Bruce Williamson; and Turkey Creek Sunset Rotary Club, president Ann Lotspeich. Assistant district governors Patty Daughtrey and Mack Gentry helped bring the project together.

Peace Forum in OR Rotarians will gather again Saturday, March 9, in Oak Ridge for a Peace Forum where Rotary International president Sakuji Tanaka of Japan will speak. The forum, hosted by Rotary District 6780, is one of four forums

combines several themes. “Sakuji Tanaka selected the motto “Peace Through Service” for his presidential year. Coming to our area pulls together the themes of peaceful uses of nuclear energy, the fruits of science

Tanaka will hold and the only one in the continental United States, with the others being in Berlin, Honolulu and Hiroshima. The forum will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pollard Technology Conference Center on the campus of the Oak Ridge Associated Universities. Tanaka will speak at 9:35 a.m. and is also scheduled to see the International Friendship Bell, which was made in Japan; visit the Secret City Commemorative Walk, built by the Rotary Club of Oak Ridge; and tour the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Farragut Rotary president Bruce Williamson said that Tanaka’s visit to Oak Ridge

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Donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh 110 pounds or more (16-yearolds weighing at least 120 pounds can donate but must have parental consent) and all donors must have positive identification.

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Mayor Madeline Rogero (center) sings with members of “Circle of Friends” Linda and Ron Collins.

Jean Black and Elmcroft Heartland leader Rose Davis look at one of Black’s paintings. Photo by Ruth White

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Painting precious memories Jean Black was born in McMinn County and had seven siblings. She taught school in Monroe County for more than 40 years and retired as a principal. Her many talents included quilting, gardening and playing the piano, but her favorite was to paint. Black is now a resident at Elmcroft Assisted Living in Halls, and her days of painting are just a faint memory. As part of the Second Wind Dream pro-

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1 p.m., Pinochle. ■ Wednesday, March 6: 9 a.m., Billiards; 9 a.m., Quilting; 10 a.m., Crochet; 10 a.m., Mexican Train dominoes; 10 a.m., Bridge.

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10 a.m., House Mountain Quilters retreat; 1 p.m., Movie time, “Hope Springs.”

*The Corryton Senior Center features a fully equipped gym open daily. Info: 688-5882.

Halls Senior Center ■ Monday, Mar. 4: 9 a.m., Scrapbooking; 10 a.m., Pinocle; 10 a.m., Bridge; 10 a.m., Hand & Foot; 1 p.m., Rook; 1 p.m., SAIL exercise; 2:30 p.m., AMAI class. ■ Tuesday, Mar. 5: 10 a.m., Canasta; 11 a.m., Exercise;

UT Medical Center senior executive chef Mark McKinney makes up a batch of glutenfree buckwheat pancakes, a first at Pancake Fest. 12:15 p.m., HB&P Board meeting; 12:30 p.m., Mexican Train dominoes; 1 p.m., Memoir group; 1:30 p.m., Hand & Foot. ■ Wednesday, Mar. 6: 10 a.m., Bingo; 10 a.m., Hand & Foot; 12:30 p.m., Bridge; 1 p.m., Rook; 1 p.m. SAIL exercise;

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Celebrity chef Lauren Davis serves pancakes to Lena Sadiwskyj during the annual Pancake Fest event at the John T. O’Connor senior center. On hand at the event were guest “flippers” including mayor Tim Burchett, meteorologist Matt Hinkin and Davis. In addition to the freshly made pancakes, link and patty sausage was served while guests enjoyed entertainment by the group “Circle of Friends.” Vendors featuring senior services and crafts were also set up at the venue. Photos by Ruth White

2:30 p.m., AMAI class. ■ Thursday, Mar. 7: 10 a.m., Line dance class; 10 a.m., Pinochle; 10 a.m., Quilting; 11 a.m., Exercise; 1 p.m. Ballroom dance class. ■ Friday, Mar. 8: 9:30 a.m., Pilates; 10 a.m., Art class; 10 a.m., Euchre; 11 a.m., Geneal-

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Olivia Kathryn Norsworthy was born Feb. 8. Parents are Javan and Emily Norsworthy. Olivia has two sisters, Sophia and Isabella. Grandparents are Gerald “Jake” and Diane Lowe and Danny and Mary Inman. Great-grandmother is Marie Cole.

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Marriage Conference – “Intimate Allies: Facing Together the Four Greatest Challenges in marriage,” Fellowship Church, 8000 Middlebrook Pike; 6:30-9 p.m. Friday; 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday. $10 per person. Child care by registration only. Info: email To register: www.


Baseball tournament, open to all – Tball and 6U coach pitch, 8U-14U, and middle school varsity and JV – Halls Community Park. Info: 992-5504 or hcpsports@

Space is limited. Info/reservations: www.avantisavoia. com or 922-9916. Beginner and Intermediate group swim lessons for children ages 5 and up, Take Charge Fitness Program, 1921 N. Charles Seivers Blvd. in Clinton. Beginner sessions: 4 p.m.; intermediate classes: 4:35 p.m. Every Tuesday and Thursday for four weeks. Preregistration required. Info: 457-8237. Choral Evensong, 6 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 1101 N. Broadway. Featuring the music of Herbert Howells, Charles Villiers Stanford and Thomas Tallis. Reception following the service. Info: 523-5687 or The Fountain City and North Knox Republican Club meeting, Louis’ Restaurant. Dinner, 5:45 p.m.; meeting, 6:30. All invited. Info: Michele Carringer, 247-5756 or



Diabetes NOW conference, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Holiday Inn at Worlds Fair Park, hosted by the East Tennessee office of the American Diabetes Association. Info: 524-7868, ext. 3341. Union County Historical Society and Museum open house, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Find out who your ancestors are and receive a printout of your family tree. Clapps Chapel UMC United Methodist Men breakfast. Guest speakers: Nelson Arnold and Tom Hamm of H&R Block. Halls Classic - CIPA Indoor Performance Contest (drumline and winter guard), hosted by Halls High School. Youth Preparedness and Safety Day, 9 a.m.-noon, for grades K-5, at the American Red Cross Knoxville office, 6921 Middlebrook Pike. Learning sessions include: Disaster Dudes (disaster preparediness); Scrubby Bear (“Not get sick, wash up quick”); the Fire Safety House (interactive fire prevention); Safe on my Own (home alone safety) and WHALE Tales (water safety). Preregistration required. To preregister: email

First Lutheran Church’ 55 Alive group meeting and lunch, noon, at the church, 1207 N. Broadway. Cost is $6.50. Program by Jared Sprecher, associate professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Tennessee. Reservations required: 524-0366. All invited. Downloadable Audiobook Training, 6 p.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Includes: how to install OverDrive Media Console, check out library audiobooks and download them to a computer or transfer to portable audio devices. Bring Wi-Fi equipped laptop for help setting up OverDrive Media Console. Lifestyles & Nutrition – Starting a Healthy Eating Plan at Any Age Lunch and Learn Presentation, noon, Take Charge Fitness Program, 1921 N. Charles Seivers Blvd. Free and open to the community. Info: Anna Dark, 457-8237.

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“Job Help Mondays,” 1-3 p.m., Lawson McGhee Library, 500 W. Church Ave. Work one-on-one with a reference librarian and receive help with job applications, online forms and setting up email addresses. No reservations needed; first come, first served.

MONDAY, MARCH 4 Tennova Health & Fitness Center open house, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Free Guest Day all day. Free classes, free enrollment, free chair massage, door prizes and more! All guests must have a photo ID. Located at 7540 Dannaher Drive. Info: 859-7900.

TUESDAY, MARCH 5 The Young at Heart meeting, 10 a.m., Faith UMC, 1120 Dry Gap Pike. Guest speaker: meteorologist Julya Johnson. Potluck lunch follows the meeting. Info: 688-1000 or email Halls High School Band spaghetti dinner and auction, 5-6:30 p.m., Halls High School cafeteria; tickets: $5 at the door. Halls High Jazz Band will perform during dinner. Proceeds go to band program.

THURSDAY, MARCH 7 Tatewood Neighborhood Watch, 7 p.m., Fountain City Lions Club building. KPD officer Keith Lyon will speak. All are welcome to attend to learn about the program. Info: Introduction to the Alexander Technique, 10:30 a.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Free, but preregistration is required. Info/preregister: Lilly Sutton, 387-7600 or

THURSDAY AND SATURDAY, MARCH 7 AND 9 Free Rain Garden Workshops, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Claxton Elementary School in Powell. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the Lower Clinch Watershed Council (LCWC) in partnership with Tennessee Yards & Neighborhoods (TYN). Info/register: 974-9124.

FRIDAY, MARCH 8 The World’s Finest Balsamic Vinegars and Extra Virgin Olive Oils guide tasting, seatings at 6:30 and 7:45 p.m., Avanti Savoia’s La Cucina, 7610 Maynardville Pike. Space is limited. Info/reservations: or 922-9916. Workhop on communication for people with autism, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., East Tennessee Technology Access Center, 116 Childress St. John Halloran will present “Putting LAMP to Work: AAC Strategies to Promote Communication.” Open to parents, teachers and Speech Language Pathologists, as well as other therapists and professionals. Preregistration required. To preregister: or 1-866998-1726. Info/directions: or 219-0130.



SUNDAY, MARCH 10 The 2013 Annual Used Book Sale, organized by the Friends of the Knox County Public Library, begins at the Knoxville Convention and Exhibition Center under the Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park. Hours: 1-6 p.m. Sunday, March 10; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 14-16; 1-6 p.m. Sunday, March 17. Info: 215-8775 or Southern Gospel group Parable in concert, 6 p.m., Highland Baptist Church, 6014 Babelay Road. A love offering will be taken. Info: or call Byron, 680-8823. Epworth Annual Singing and Potluck, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. Old Harp Shape Note tune books provided. All invited; bring a dish to share. Info: Tina, 982-7777. Website: Gospel Singing featuring the Whisnants, 6 p.m., Valley View Baptist Church, 3521 Old Valley View Drive. No cost to attend. A love offering will be received. Info: 523-0062 or

FRIDAY, MARCH 15 “Night of Worship” presented by Union County Children’s Center, 7 p.m., Clear Springs Baptist Church, featuring Beech Grove Singers, the Berry Family and the Clear Springs Choir. Proceeds benefit the Child Advocacy Center. Info: 992-7677. Ebook Help Session – Tablets and Smartphones, 3 p.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Covers iOS (Apple) and Android devices, plus the OverDrive Media Console App on a Kindle Fire, Nook Color, Nook Tablet, etc.

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY, MARCH 15-17 “The Lieutenant of Inishmore,” presented by The Wild Thyme Players at Relix Variety Theatre in Old North Knoxville, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Info: 325-9877 or email Baseball tournament, open to all – Tball and 6U coach pitch, 8U-14U – Halls Community Park. Info: 992-5504 or


MONDAY, MARCH 11 Spark of Kindness Craft Program for kids, 5:30 p.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road; hosted by The Spark of Kindness organization, which serves to teach children the art of being kind. Dine to Donate! At Quaker Steak & Lube, 5616 Merchants Center Blvd, 10 percent of pretax sales will be donated to Cancer Support Community East Tennessee. Info: 687-0399. Fountain City Town Hall Membership meeting, 7 p.m., Church of the Good Shepherd, 5337 Jacksboro Pike. Light refreshments will be served. Info: www.


The Community Law School, sponsored by the Knoxville Bar Association, O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona Street. “Wills & Estates” program, 9-10:45 a.m.; “Consumer Rights & Responsibilities: Protect Yourself and Your Assets” program, 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Info: 522-6522. To register/view directions: St. Patty’s Date Night/Caregiver Special, Adult Day Services, 1545 Maynardville Highway, will provide care for seniors and disabled adults 5-9 p.m., with friendship building activities, a special dinner, sing-along and crafts, allowing their caregivers a night off. Info/for reservations: 745-1626 by Friday, March 15. Website: Southeast Regional Daffodil Show, 1-4 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 804 Montvale Station Road in Maryville. Hosted by the East Tennessee Daffodil Society. Free and open to the public.


Beaver Dam Parents Day Out enrollment for 2013-2014 school year, 9 a.m.-noon. Info: 922-7529.


Singles Conference – “NCIS: Navigating the Choices of Singleness,” Fellowship Church, 8000 Middlebrook Pike; 6:30-9 p.m. Friday; 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday. $10 per person. To register: Info: email


Spaghetti supper and silent auction, 6 p.m., Christ UMC, hosted by the United Methodist Men; $6 per person. Featured guests: Crossroads, 4GIVEN, Phil&Fred and Gibbs High students performing songs from “Godspell.”

The Fondant Intensive cooking class, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Avanti Savoia’s La Cucina, 7610 Maynardville Pike.

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Physical therapy helps keep you moving at home to relax and stretch my Perhaps like Humpty Dumpty in the neck and shoulders. But you nursery rhyme, Wilma Leath of Mascot, canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give in to the pain. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m an 72, has been â&#x20AC;&#x153;put back togetherâ&#x20AC;? many active person even with my ailtimes. ments.â&#x20AC;? Leath has struggled with fibromyLeath said she has tried algia for nearly 30 years, she said. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other therapy centers over the a disease that causes muscle pain and years, but said she prefers the weakness. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It makes me prone to fallstaff at Fort Sanders Therapy ing,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have not had a break, Center. thank the good Lord, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had many â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is top rate. I have watched falls. And Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a few plastic parts,â&#x20AC;? them work with other people she added with a laugh. throughout the years, and they For recovery, Leath counts on Fort are very compassionate,â&#x20AC;? she Sanders Therapy Center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And they are very pasgoing to Fort Sanders for years,â&#x20AC;? she sionate about whatever part said. they are treating â&#x20AC;&#x201C; arms, back, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dr. (J. MacDonald) Burkhart is my neck. Many times I have dreaddoctor. He usually writes me a prescriped going, but I know theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re tion for physical therapy and says, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Take going to help me, so thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an it to Louanne (Clabough, senior physiincentive.â&#x20AC;? cal therapist).â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the one who takes Fort Sanders Therapy Center care of me most of the time,â&#x20AC;? said Leath. is located in the Newland ProLeathâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest surgery was in Novemfessional Building on Laurel ber 2012 on her shoulder, to repair a Avenue. It provides outpatient torn rotator cuff. She has been working physical therapy for patients with the therapy staff to improve her recovering from injury, joint range of motion for her arm and reduce Wilma Leath replacement surgery, headpain. aches, neck and back pain, Leath said that over the years, the balance disorders, and other Fort Sanders staff has taught her exerhealth problems. in a wheelchair already. At night, I cises to help her manage the pain of fiWhile many physical therapy centers bromyalgia. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do the exercise at home,â&#x20AC;? sometimes canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sleep from the pain. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They taught me techniques I can do group patients together, Fort Sanders she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, I might have been

treats them individually. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our patients see licensed clinicians every time theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re here,â&#x20AC;? said Stephen Karp, a physical therapist and manager of the center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We spend one-on-one time with all our patients at every visit.â&#x20AC;? Fort Sandersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; physical therapists have a wide range of treatment options at the center, including stretches, exercise, heat, ice and other treatments to ease pain and increase flexibility and strength. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our goal is to get the patient back to the normalcy of daily activity,â&#x20AC;? said Karp. Patients typically come for eight to 10 visits, for about 30 minutes each, Karp said. Visits are usually covered by insurance and are recommended especially after surgeries like knee replacement or rotator cuff repair. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very painful, debilitating injury, and a very slow, arduous process of recovery,â&#x20AC;? said Karp of rotator cuff surgery. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It takes the skill of a physical therapist to get you back to where you need to be.â&#x20AC;? Covenant Health also has therapy centers in Halls, Powell, Sevier County, Lenoir City and Roane County. For information about a center nearest to you, call 865-541-1300.

Ice or heat

How do you choose? Which is better on an injury, ice or heat? According to Stephen Karp, manager of the Fort Sanders Therapy Center, that depends on what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re treating, for how long and what you hope to achieve.

Heat before exercise

Heat improves blood flow to tissues, so it can relax tight muscles and reduce a muscle spasm. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best to use heat before exercise to increase the flexibility of stiff joints and muscles. Heat therapy can also help ease the pain of chronic arthritis, as long as the joint is not swollen.

Heat after injury

Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t apply heat directly after an injury or exercise, as that can make swelling and pain worse. When your initial pain has subsided, apply heat for about 15 to 20 minutes at a time, but be careful to buffer your skin with clothing to prevent burns. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use a heating pad while sleeping,â&#x20AC;? adds Karp. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People have suffered serious burns to their skin from heating pads left unmonitored.â&#x20AC;?

Ice after exercise or injury

Using an ice pack is best immediately after an injury or the overuse of joints and muscles during a workout or run. Cold reduces swelling and pain by causing the blood vessels to constrict and narrow. Apply an ice pack to an injury for about 10 minutes at a time, but let the skin warm up again before applying another ice pack. This can be repeated several times each day for three days. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Overusing an already aggravated muscle or joint can lead to more serious damage,â&#x20AC;? adds Karp. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you have any persistent pain in a joint or muscle for more than several days, you should see your doctor.â&#x20AC;? Your physician may suggest that you alter your activities to provide relief to the joint or muscle affected. Or, you may be referred to a physical therapist for more targeted treatment.

Fort Sanders Therapy Center Manager Stephen Karp works with headache patients to relieve their pain.

Physical therapy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for headaches? Yes! If you think of â&#x20AC;&#x153;physical therapy,â&#x20AC;? most people associate it with the treatment of joint or muscle pain. But, did you know there is also physical therapy designed to alleviate headaches? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offered at the Fort Sanders Therapy Center, next to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Therapy Center manager Stephen Karp specializes in chronic neck pain and headache therapy. Karp is well known in the medical community for being able to resolve some of the most difďŹ cult cases for patients in a short period of time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I start with an assessment of a patientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s posture. How patients stand can contribute to their head/neck pain,â&#x20AC;? says Karp. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just a few simple, but targeted exercises can provide relief.â&#x20AC;? Some patients also may need coaching on sleeping po-

sitions â&#x20AC;&#x201C; as these also contribute to the stress placed on neck muscles. While the Fort Sanders Therapy Center treats all kinds of conditions, the use of physical therapy for headaches is growing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had quite a few headache patients,â&#x20AC;? explains Karp. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many of them have postural issues that were easily resolved with physical therapy.â&#x20AC;? Karp works closely with neurologists to assure that the therapy he provides is in concert with their treatment. For more information about headache relief and other types physical therapy offered, contact the Fort Sanders Therapy Centers at 865-541-1300.



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Special ‘opps’ This week holds several wonderful opportunities for young animal lovers. First of all, the Endangered Species Day Youth Art Contest is accepting entries.

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Carol’s Critter Corner It’s a pretty big deal. The grand prize winner gets a trip to Washington, D.C. One of the judges is Jack Hanna of “Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild.” (Some of you may also remember Hanna’s occasional visits to Johnny Carson on “The To-

night Show.”) There are four categories: K through 2nd grade, grades 3-5, grades 6-8 and grades 9-12. Homeschoolers are also eligible, so all you parents and teachers out there, be on the lookout for young artistic talent! Started in 2006 by the U.S. Congress, Endangered Species Day is a celebration of America’s rarest plant and animal species. The Youth Art Contest provides grade-school students of all ages with an opportunity to learn about threatened and endangered species in this country, and express their knowledge and support through artwork. Entries must be postmarked by March 15. Info: http://www. In other animal news, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine is now accepting applicants for their Veterinary Summer Experience.

High school juniors and seniors with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 are eligible. Folks, this is truly a golden opportunity for any teen who is considering veterinary medicine as a career. It’s offered by one of the most prestigious veterinary schools in the country, and it’s a paid position as an employee of The University of Tennessee. Selected students will spend six weeks working at a local veterinary practice, and one week as guests of the UT College of Veterinary Medicine. While there, they will be involved in various educational programs including lectures, laboratories and clinical rotations. The deadline for application submission is March 15. All the info you need, along with the application, can be found at edu/summerexperience/. Clearly, it’s a grand time for a new generation of animal lovers to step up to the plate! Animal lovers of all ages should make note of a special upcoming ceremony. K-9 Veterans Day, sponsored by the German Shepherd Dog Club of East Tennessee, is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16. The event is free and will take place, rain or shine, at the War Dog Memorial located in front of the veterinary college at 2407 River Drive in Knoxville. The public is invited. Past attendees describe the ceremony as “very moving.” The Critter Corner plans to be there!

Fountain City Lions Club president Randy Kurth refills bowls of oyster crackers for guests at the annual chili supper.

Chris Clendenen and Tyler Pavlis serve up bowls of steaming hot chili during the annual Fountain City Lions Club chili supper last week. Photos by Ruth White

Trevor Easterday’s reaction to a piece of cake says volumes as he licks icing from his hand. Easterday won’t allow one bite of the delicious cake go to waste.

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Anyone wanting information on becoming a backyard or back-40 beekeeper is invited to attend a Beginning Beekeeping Class, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 16 at the Well-Being Foundation in Tazewell. The event is cosponsored by Bee Friends and the Well-Being Foundation. Lunch will be provided and door prizes will be given out. To register and for information, call Julianne, 617-9013.

Dallas is a fun-loving 5-year-old Jack Russell terrier mix. His adoption fee is $75, which pays for neutering, vaccines and a microchip. Dallas is available for a meet and greet at Young-Williams Animal Center’s Division Street campus. Info: visit www. or call 215-6599.

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Quilting nouveau By Cindy Taylor Emily Doane developed Emily Doane displays an interest in quilting just a few of her designs a couple of years ago. Her and fabrics. Photos by mother, Pat Pike, had been Cindy Taylor involved in the art form for more than 10 years and asked Doane to take a class with her. Emily fell in love with the craft but had a hard time finding fabric she really wanted for her projects. “Batiks were bright and pretty but too earthy and organic,” she said. “Reproduction prints held certain nostalgia, but I still wanted something brighter, bolder, more graphic and geometric.” While surfing the Internet, Doane happened upon a blog that changed her quilting world. “Once I started digging I found this whole online planet containing a bustling community of modern quilters,” she said. This isn’t exactly your grandmother’s style of quilting. Doane said modern quilting is different from traditional in design, color and method.. She uses a lot off Pat Pike with a couple teal, coral, char-- of her latest designs. treuse, deep p purples, pinks ane said she approaches and grays. Most modern quilts are quilting designs the same minimalistic in design yet way she cooks. “I take in a lot of differbold, bright and graphic. The quilts are primarily ent ideas and let them stir functional rather than deco- in my head for a while. I rative and frequently asym- am short on time so I find myself experimenting more metrical. The designs rely less on with smaller wall hangings, repetition and often lack pillows, doll quilts, coasters visible block structure. Do- and placemats.”

While Doane employs modern techniques and designs, she still favors traditional hand-quilting for the finish work on her pieces. She is entering her first show this year, placing a modern quilt in the Smoky Mountain Quilters Guild spring show. Doane is a member of Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild and encourages anyone who would like to learn more about quilting design to attend its meetings. KMQG believes that modern quilting has its roots in rebellion while simultaneously keeping its feet planted in tradition. Info: modknox “I haven’t run into any item I don’t like experimenting with in the quilted form,” said Doane.



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COMPLETE WOODWORKING SHOP for sale. Table Saw, Jointer, Planer, Workbench, Cabinets, clamps, tools, more! 865-405-0245

Yorkies, Tiny AKC 1 M, 1 F, 6 wks, blk & gold, No checks. $500 ea. 865-363-5704 ***Web ID# 215156***


Pickers' Post 100 Maynardville Hwy at county line. Come by & see us! Stoves, fridges & dishwashers, furniture. We also buy items if the price is right. Info: 7055743, 705-2053 or 679-8271 RESTAURANT SEATING PACKAGE 140 seats, booths & tables, used, great cond. Contact

Household Furn. 204




Alterations/Sewing 303 ALTERATIONS

HONDA ACCORD LX 2005, 4 cyl, AT, 136k 1 owner, has Autos Wanted 253 mi, dmg $5200 w/parts to repair. Runs & A BETTER CASH drives. 865-250-1480 OFFER for junk cars, ***Web ID# 213847*** trucks, vans, running Mercedes S430 2000, or not. 865-456-3500 white, loaded w/all I BUY JUNK CARS opts, 142K mi, $9,000 & TRUCKS. obo. 423-748-9705 865-307-3051 or ***Web ID# 213556*** 865-938-6915. PORSCHE 928S, 1985 WANT TO BUY 2003 (2) both run, $8,500 Anniversary Corvette for 2 cars. 865-898-4200 Conv., stick shift only low mi. 423-371-3123 TOYOTA AVALON XL 1999, loaded, Auto Accessories 254 sunroof, leather, exc. in/out. $3795. 865-397-7918 1998 Thru 2002 DODGE Viper RT10 ***Web ID# 210120*** hard top, Gray color. VW GOLF 2003 GT, $2000. 865-250-1480 1.8T, 5 sp, bought ***Web ID# 213849*** new, silver w/blk int. 20k mi, $10,00/b.o. 865-250-1480 Utility Trailers 255 ***Web ID# 213852*** FOR SALE: 6x8 drive-on Hustler trailer, new. 865992-8657. UTILITY TRAILERS All Sizes Available 865-986-5626



CHEVY CORVETTE Z06, 2001, 20,451 mi. CHEV. CHEYENNE New tires, all orig. ^ 1997 extra cab, 2 Serious calls only. WD, V8, AT, PS, PB, $23,500. 423-836-0900 Cement / Concrete AC, $4200. 689-8362 ***Web ID# 216321***



*Repairs/additions *Garages/roofs/decks *Siding/paint/floors

938-4848 or 363-4848

Pet Services

144 Medical Supplies 219

Boats Motors


ODYSSEY 2007 PONTOON BOAT, 22', Evinrude 115, exc. cond., new trailer, many access. $17,500. 865-922-1105, 865-607-5912 ***Web ID# 211257***

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Roofing / Siding

^ ALL TYPES roofing, guaranteed to fix any leak. Special coating for metal roofs, slate, chimney repair. Sr. Citizen Discount. Call 455-5042.

WILL CLEAN OUT basements, garages, attics etc. & haul off debris. Pressure washing. 455-5042

Electrical VOL    

323 Electric

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

Excavating/Grading 326

Stump Removal ^

ASK US! NO JOB TOO BIG OR SMALL! Lawnwork, excavating, haul away your junk. Give us a call at 363-3054 OR 548-0962 



Tree Service

STRIPER LAWNCARE Affordable rates with a professional touch! Mowing, weed-eating, blowing, mulching, pruning, cleaning. We are a cut above the ^ rest! 382-3789

Painting / Wallpaper 344 ALL TYPES of painting, int/ext. Roofs & gutters cleaned, etc. Sr. Citizen discount. 455-5042 Powell's Painting & Remodeling - Residential & Commercial. Free Estimates. 865771-0609




’05 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate, 4x4, Loaded, 24KSAVE $$$ SPECIALS OF THE WEEK! $33,150

'13 Ford Focus SE, 5-dr hatchback, auto, over 30mpg! R1360 .........$17,880 miles.................. '10 Ford Fusion Hybrid, 4-dr, auto, over 40mpg! R1292 ............... $16,500 ’06 Ford Escape 4x4, 15K miles..................................................................


'12 Ford Flex LTD, 1 owner, SAVE $$$!!! R1318 .................................... $27,500


$17,436 '10 Lincoln MKX, loaded, roof, nav, 20" wheels R1357 ...................... $27,900 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.

Over 30 yrs. experience! Trimming, removal,

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

Ray Varner

Travis Varner

Dan Varner

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

457-0704 or 1-800-579-4561

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stump grinding, brush chipper, aerial bucket truck.

GARDEN PLOWING, tilling, bushhog- ^ ging,etc. Any trac- Pressure Washing 350 tor work. Free stimates. 388-9755 PRESSURE WASHING - Driveways, Fencing 327 Houses, Decks, Fences. Residential & Commercial. Call B&W FENCE. Installa865-771-0609. tions & repair. Free est. 43 yrs exp! Call 689-9572 or 237-8090.

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Licensed & insured. Free estimates!



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24/7 Info Line: 865-392-5800 – enter CODE Ftn City! $89,900! 1209 SF, possible 3BRs or 2BRs & separate den, huge great rm w/adj DR, sun-drenched eat-in kit w/white cabinets, smooth-top range, refrigerator, to remain, country front porch, bsmt w/wkshp, 2-car carport, lg level lot. Walk to Fountain City Lake & Park! MLS #829149




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

It’s the experience that counts!



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

JAY'S GARDEN SVC Plowing, tilling, and bush-hogging. 6078840


HOUSE ACCOUNT PAID 123907MASTER Ad Size 10 x 3.5 Re/Max: Hill/Vineyard <ec>

Deborah Hill-Hobby 207-5587



aft. 5pm.

Rhonda Vineyard 218-1117


CHRISTIAN LADY CLEANING SERVICE. Dependable, refs, Call 705-5943.




^ PLEASANT RIDGE ^ Child Care now enrolling children 6 wks - 12 yrs. Christian-based. For tour call 357-7005.

RAY VARNER FORDXLT LLC ’07 Ford Explorer 592090MASTER Horses 143 Antiques 216 Ad Size 3 x 4 4 horse gooseneck $25,930 trlr, brand WW, new OAK REFRIGERATOR, 4c N TFN tires, must see. 75"H, 25"D, 86"W. $4,000 obo. 931-863$2800. 865-376-5366 <ec> 4336; 931-544-3320 ’05 Nissan Frontier King CAB 2wd 32K miles ..................................................

3/7 10am-8pm 3/8 10am-8pm 3/9 9am-3pm KNOXVILLE EXPO CENTER 5441 Clinton Hwy, Quality Spring & Summer Clothing, Toys, Shoes, Baby Equipment, Furniture, Etc…

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DODGE QUAD CAB 2008, Big Horn, white, new Michelin BUICK Lucerne 2007, V6, loaded, clean, tires, all power, like new. 52K mi. chrome step rails, $11,950. 865-577-4069 camper top, spray in bedliner, 82K QUEEN PILLOW CADILLAC 2006 CTS, mi., exc. cond., TOP MATTRESS. sport pkg, all opt., svc $15,500. 865-789-9543 $90. Must sacrifice. records, black / black, New. $90. 865-640-4600. ***Web ID# 216526*** $10,975. 865-680-2656. QUEEN PILLOW Top FORD F250 1990, 460 ***Web ID# 210877*** ext cab, 67K act mi, Mattress Set. $125, CADILLAC Eldorado LB, AT, very clean, brand new. 1998, beautiful, exc. $5,300. 865-966-9580 Call 865-804-4410. in/out, $5,000. 865***Web ID# 210561*** 689-4984, 865-850-2822 SOFA w/RECLINING ENDS & matching FORD F350 2002 Crew ***Web ID# 211328*** Cab Dually 7.3 power recliner chair. Paid stroke diesel Lariat, CHEVROLET $1800, asking $650. Cavaliar 2005, 4 dr, charcoal w/gray lthr. Maroon plaid, exc 73k mi, Clinton, int., AT, exc. cond. cond! Also selling $5300/bo. 859-893-3074 5th wheel, new 24"x11"x76 CURIO tires, new battery, ***Web ID# 210959*** CABINET " glass only 40K mi., shelves & sides. $85 COBALT LT $21,000. 423-312-8256. CHEVY obo. Call 687-4373. 2007, silver metallic ***Web ID# 215659*** sun/moonroof, low mi., AT, gray lthr., Tacoma 2007, Household Appliances 204a Toyota new Michelins, beCrew Cab, V6, AT, low Kelly blue book AC, PW, PDL, silver, AMANA FRIDGE @ $7800. 865-414-0187 50K mi, gar. kept, w/bottom freezer, @ ***Web ID# 210518*** $21,000. 865-617-9904 ^ 27 cu ft. Like new! ***Web ID# 211571*** CHEVY Monte Carlo, CONCRETE WORK: Asking $325 obo. 1986, Big Block 454, Foundation, side687-4373 sale or walks, driveways, re265 $10,000 WHIRLPOOL Side by Domestic trade. 865-494-0286 tainer walls. Sr. Citiside refrig. 3 yrs. ***Web ID# 215955*** zen Discount 455-5042 $500. Kenmore S by S $400. Both exc. cond. 865-804-3477. 4x4 16K miles, Extra c lean .............................



STEVE HAMNER CONCRETE & BLOCK 25+ yrs exp. Driveways, sidewalks, all types pours, Versalock walls, excavating. Call 363-3054.




NEW CONSTRUCTION REMODELING Room additions, garages, sun rooms, etc. Lic'd contractor, refs avail. 403-2173


ACURA TL 2007, 1 Owner, Loaded, Leather, All Pwr, Exc. Cond., $14,000. 865-556-5101 ***WEB ID# 213630***

BY FAITH BMW 328i 2011, X drive women, children. AWD 4 dr sedan. Men Custom-tailored Exc. cond. 50k mi. clothes for ladies of all $27,000. 423-581-5889 sizes plus kids! ***Web ID# 212570*** Faith Koker 938-1041 BMW 740il 1998 luxury sedan, leather, loaded, clean, 110k Attorney 306 mi, $5450. 865-577-4069 H.D. SOFTAIL Deuce 2004, 9K mi., new ***Web ID# 211604*** tires, lots upgrades $10,995. 865-230-5608 BMW Z4 2.5, 2005, 52.5K mi., auto., ***Web ID# 213635*** Black/Tan int. $14,500. 205-368-4008


GROOMING - ALL DALTON ELECTRIC BREEDS, CATS. 30 wheel chair/scooter yrs exp. Wait or lk new, holds 300 lbs drop off. Call $800. 865-661-6408 Sharon for appt. at 925-3154. LIFT CHAIR/Recliner brown, $300. 4 Wheel rocker, lg. with handbrake $100. 865-694-0380

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CERAMIC TILE in- CARPENTRY, VIstallation. Floors/ NYL windows, drs, walls/ repairs. 33 siding, flr jacking & yrs exp, exc work! leveling, painting, John 938-3328 plumbing, elec, bsmnt waterproofing, hvac repair, inGuttering 333 sulation, tree work. Sr. Citizen Discount. 455-5042 HAROLD'S GUTTER SERVICE. Will clean Licensed General front & back $20 & up. Contractor Quality work, guaranRestoration, remodelteed. Call 288-0556. ing, additions, kitchens, bathrooms, decks, sunrooms, garages, etc. Lawn Care 339 Residential & commercial, free estimates. 922-8804, Herman Love.


5 FT John Deere belly grooming mower, good cond., $900. Call 423-620-0078.


Ftn City. 3 BR, 2 BA, garage. Underground storm shelter. $119,900. 1BR, 1BA APT. North, $415 mo., $200 dep. FSBO 865-377-9533 Freshly remodeled. 865-660-2710 9-5pm.

SUN CATHCER DODGE 2500 2001 SLT PONTOON 2006, truck, quad cab, 22', seats 12, like long bed, 5.9 turbo new, 90HP Yamaha diesel, 243k mi, lots 4 stroke, Yellow, white of chrome. $8000. & green. Drive on Chris 865-599-7706. Shorelander trailer. ***Web ID# 210238*** $15,000. 423-312-8256. ***Web ID# 215664*** FORD F350 2007 Super Duty, Crew Cab, diesel, 1 ownr, $16,000 Campers 235 OBO. 931-863-4336; 931-544-3320 2009 BAYLINER Camping Trailer. 261 15' long, 1100 lbs. Sport Utility A/C, heat, furnace. Like new inside, TOYOTA Highlander great cond. $7400 2002, 4WD, fold down obo. Call 771-5251. seats, 18-20 MPG, 166K mi. $7600. 865-659-3364 ***Web ID# 215569***

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$429,000 Watts Bar Lake 6 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths. Fully furnished. Level lot w/docks & boathouse


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CHEAP Houses For Sale Up to 60% OFF 865-309-5222

232 4 Wheel Drive 258 Air Cond / Heating 301 Cement / Concrete 315 Flooring

145 Boats Motors


Well maintained rancher with unfinished bsmt, great open floor plan, eat-in kit + dining rm, breakfast bar, gas FP, hdwd & tile flooring, cathedral ceilings, lots of cabinets, pantry, MBA w/whirlpool tub & walk-in shower, screened-in porch. $229,900 MLS# 833703

Off Western Ave $84,900. WHY PAY RENT? Conv to UT & West Knoxville! A real dollhouse on huge corner lot. Updated in 2008 inside/ out 2BRs, full BA, eat-in kit w/ upgraded appl. Inc smoothtop,range,built-in microwave & refrig, & stackable W/D, lg deck, all hdwd floors! mls 829452




This is a “wow” listing! New flooring, beautiful FP, vaulted ceilings, big MBR 2nd/2BRs on main, new windows & roof, H&A 2005, level lot that backs up to farm, deck has been replaced, too. $137,500 MLS# 827909

Ftn City! $74,900! Need 4BRs? Affordable living! New vinyl windows, new HVAC, newer roof, 1 full, updated BA w/whirlpool tub/ shower, & eat- in kit w/white cabinets, extra insulation added in attic, new storm door on exterior, newer vinyl siding! Hdwd floors, 1-car gar, huge corner, level lot. A good trim carpenter could make this a real dollhouse! MLS# 830817



Ready to move in! All brick, 1-level living, cathedral ceilings, hdwds, tiled kit & BAs, split BR plan, freshly painted throughout, fenced yard. $129,900 MLS# 820131



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