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BUZZ Art Center’s spring show The Fountain City Art Guild will open its annual spring show and sale with a reception 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, May 15. The artwork will remain on display through June 4. Also showing are handmade books by Bob Meadows’ students and watercolors by Mary Baumgartner’s students. Everyone is invited to the opening reception at 213 Hotel Ave. Exhibit hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Info: 357-ARTS.

Ed and Bob to visit Gibbs Knox County commissioners at-large Ed Brantley and Bob Thomas will host a public forum 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, at Henry’s Deli, 7231 Tazewell Pike. Everyone is invited. This is one of a monthly series of meetings by Brantley and Thomas. The commissioners were in Halls in April.

IN THIS ISSUE Former UT lawyer Leadbetter tells all Ronald Leadbetter came to Tennessee and never left. He attended the University of Tennessee for both undergraduate and law degrees. He worked at UT until retirement. Along the way, he sued the university – twice. And now he’s penned a tell-all book.

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More Cumberland woes ahead Sometimes we get a great countywide story from a neighborhood meeting. That’s the case with Betsy Pickle’s coverage of Anne Wallace at an outfit called What’s Shakin’ South Haven. Wallace told the group that problems on Cumberland are “going to get worse. Beginning June 8, all lanes between University Commons and West Volunteer (except for one westbound lane) will be closed for six weeks.” Read the full story online.

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Halls Senior Center welcomed new center coordinator Rebecca Quarles in high style with a weeklong celebration in honor of Derby Days. Quarles will replace Darrell Gooding, who is preparing to open the new senior center in Karns at the first of June. She has been with Knox County for five years and has been at the centers in South Knoxville and Carter. Rebecca is thrilled to be closer to home (her husband is a 1989 graduate of Halls High). Gooding has been coordinator for eight years in Halls but is thrilled to know that he is leaving his “family” in good hands. “Rebecca will bring a lot to Halls,” he said. “She is very creative, and I have enjoyed learning from her in the past few weeks.” She is busy getting to know the people in Halls and loves that something different happens each day. “This job is very fulfilling, At the Halls Senior Center’s Derby Days are (front) Kim Olen (East TN Personal), new center coordinator Rebecca and we grow to be like family and Quarles; (back) Teresa Gregory (NHC Homecare), Remona Jessee (Heartland Apothecary), Lora Patterson (Smoky friends.” Stop by the Halls Senior Mountain Hospice) and Dava Snyder (Courtyards Senior Living). The group of health-care personnel joined to Center and welcome Rebecca to provide mint julep cupcakes, bowtie pasta and hot browns for the celebration. Photo by R. White the neighborhood.

Can the Howard house be saved? into an agreement with the devel- $400,000) did nothing to lighten district – residential, office and By Betty Bean commercial – and that although “Speak out, be polite, consider oper, and the news that Paul How- the crowd’s mood. ard’s heirs have also accepted a deTom Brechko, who specializes the developer would need for the your strategy and be realistic. “But the worst mistake you can veloper’s offer for $1.269 million in subdivision and development property to be rezoned to build the for the property (far exceeding plans review at the Metropolitan Walmart, there’s no ordinance in make is to do nothing.” This was the advice that city the appraised value of the house, Planning Commission, explained place that would prevent demolineighborhoods director David which is between $300,000 and that Broadway is a mixed-use To page A-3 Massey delivered to a full house at the Oakwood Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association’s May meeting. When board member DeboJessica Smith has been named also served as a master teacher at Carter Middle berah Thomas asked the crowd of principal of Halls Middle School, ef- fore entering administration. nearly 50 how many of them were Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in education from fective with the retirement of Tim there out of concern for the house Wiegenstein at the end of the school Carson-Newman University, a master’s degree in at 2921 N. Broadway, almost evyear. curriculum and instruction from Tusculum College eryone in the room shot up a hand. Dr. Jim McIntyre announced the and an educational specialist degree in supervision Most of the evening’s discushiring late Monday. and administration from Lincoln Memorial Universion focused on the prospects for Smith is currently interim princi- sity. saving the Broadway landmark pal at Carter Elementary School and Wiegenstein began his career with Knox Counfrom being razed to make way for a “neighborhood” Walmart that Jessica Smith was previously an assistant principal ty Schools in 1986 as a counselor at Halls Middle at Carter Middle School. School. After working in other schools, notably with would also incorporate the CenShe joined the Knox County Schools in 2004 as Tom Brown at Holston Middle, he returned to Halls terpointe Church property next door. Centerpointe has entered a language arts teacher at Carter Middle School and Middle in 2009 as head principal.

Halls Middle gets new principal; Wiegenstein retires

Nonprofit hub offers free training this summer By Betsy Pickle As renovations continue on its future home in the historic Regas Building at 318 N. Gay St., the Alliance for Better Nonprofits will launch a free summer series of training courses at Flenniken Landing, 115 Flenniken Ave., in South Knoxville. The training offered follows four tracks that align with upcoming ABN courses. Trainings will be 10 a.m.-noon each Tuesday in June and July at the Flenniken conference room. Courses include: Social and Digital Marketing 101 Series: Social Media Platforms, June 2; Content Marketing, July 7. Program Development 101 Series: Program Design Workshop, June 9; Program Evaluation Workshop, July 14. Resource Management 101 Series: Fiduciary Responsibility

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and Financial Records – financial info for the nonprofit community, June 16; Developing a Volunteer Recruitment Strategy, July 21. Personal Effectiveness Series 101: Leading with PerChris Martin sonal Strengths and Wellbeing, June 23; Building Effective Teams, July 28. Class size is limited. Register at betternonprofits.org. Info: Danielle Benson, dbenson@betternonprofits.org. According to its website, the Alliance for Better Nonprofits “is a Knoxville-based organization that will serve nonprofits in 25 counties by helping them achieve their missions. ... The Regas Building changed

owners March 3, 2015. The new owner is Regas Bldg LLC (sole owner Christopher Martin). The listed sales price was $1.375 million. The adjacent parking lot is owned by Regas Prop LLC (Doug White). Knoxville Leadership Foundation launched ABN through its Center for Communities program. Nashville’s Center for Nonprofit Management, Greenlights in Austin, Texas, and Standards for Excellence with Baltimore Nonprofits were used as business models. Chris Martin, president of Knoxville Leadership Foundation, is the CEO. Danielle Benson, past president of the Young Professionals of Knoxville, is director of training. Sarah Herron, former manager of website and social media outlets for Scripps Networks Interactive, is director of communications. The lead partners are Knoxville

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A-2 • MAY 13, 2015 • HALLS/FOUNTAIN CITY Shopper news

Edward Terry Sanford (1865-1930)

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is early academic achievements had forecast success in life. Fulfilling that prophecy, he would become an influential Tennessee attorney, a civic leader, an orator who could persuade an audience, a judge and a U.S. Supreme Court justice. He was the only Knoxville native and the only University of Tennessee graduate to ascend to that high office. Edward Terry Sanford was born in Knoxville on July 23, 1865, just months after the Civil War ended. He was the oldest of six surviving children of Edward Jackson Sanford (1831-1902) and Emma Chavannes Sanford (1841-1895). His father was a Connecticut native who had come to Knoxville in 1853 to work as a carpenter. He fell in love with the city and soon achieved success and became a partner in a lumber company. When many fled the city during the cholera epidemic in 1854, he stayed behind to care for the sick and help bury the dead at great risk to his health. In 1860, he met and married Emma Chavannes, the daughter of Charles Adrian and Anna Chavannes. Charles was the leader of the Swiss colonists who left Europe in 1849 to settle in Knox County. His son Albert would produce the first sociological journal in the U.S., and Albert’s son Adrian L. Chavannes would

found the Chavannes Lumber Co. and become one of the leading mill operators and lumber dealers in the county. His grandson Ed Chavannes would later become mayor of Knoxville. The young Sanford couple had been married only one year when the Confederate Army seized Knoxville and Edward fled to Kentucky to join the Union Army. When he contracted pneumonia and Judge Edward T. Sanford was was rejected, named to the U.S. Supreme Court he returned to in 1923. his hometown in Connecticut to recover. Two years later, when Gen. as president, Albers as vice Ambrose Burnside’s Union president and Chambertroops arrived in Knoxville lain as secretary-treasurer, in early September 1863, achieved an annual gross of Burnside asked him to su- $200,000-300,000, makpervise the erection of a ing it one of the leaders in bridge, and Sanford was still the industry. The growing wholesale present for the Battle of Fort drug company and his othSanders in November. With the war over in er sound investments in 1865, the booming local the local economy enabled economy enabled him to Edward J. and Emma Sanincrease his business inter- ford to provide an excellent ests, and he founded the E.J. education for their children. Sanford Co., a wholesale Their oldest son, Edward drug company, and grew T., was poised to take full the company quickly. The advantage of his opportuniopportunity arose to merge ties. He entered the Preparawith two other Union veterans who had settled in Knox tory Department of East County, A.J. Albers and Tennessee University as W.P. Chamberlain. By 1897, a junior in 1876 at only 11 Sanford, Chamberlain and years of age, requiring a Albers Co., with Sanford waiver of the usual require-

ments (“age 14, able to read, write and spell well, grounded in arithmetic, English, grammar and geography”). When offered the option of pursuing either the Agricultural, Mechanical or Classical course, he chose the Classical course. His evaluation at the end of the first of his three years read, “He was a conscientious student, neither absent nor tardy, accumulated no demerits and earned a perfect or near perfect score in all academic subjects.” The next two years proceeded well also. The U.S. Congress had passed the Morrill Act in 1862 when Tennessee was a Confederate state, but Congress passed a special act in 1867 enabling Tennessee to become eligible. The East Tennessee University received the Land Grant designation in 1869, and the state Legislature renamed it the University of Tennessee in 1879 just in time for Edward T. Sanford to matriculate. Again he had to obtain a waiver as he was only 14 and the requirement was age 16. The Morrill Act required instruction in military tactics adding to his course load. However, he achieved an exemplary record and was awarded the Class Certifi-

Maplehurst Mansion: Col. Edward Jackson and Emma Chavannes Sanford occupied this home on East Hill Avenue with the six of their 10 children who lived to maturity. Photos courtesy of

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cate of Distinction and an Honorary Scholarship in his freshman year. He achieved the rank of 3rd Sergeant and became a Distinguished Undergraduate in his sophomore year. As a junior he became a 2nd Lieutenant and attained a Certificate of Distinction in Mathematics, Surveying, Chemistry, Physiology, Zoology and Philology. He was certified in Pure Mathematics and Ancient Languages and was promoted to Captain and Adjutant of the Corps of Cadets. His senior year ended with another Certificate of Distinction, this time in Mechanics, Astronomy, Political Economy, Mental and Moral Science, History, Biology and Geology. He was a member of the Delta Literary Society, served as manager of the DLS publication, The Monthly Crescent, and graduated in 1883 with both the A.B. and Ph.B. degrees. Knowing he wanted to make a career in the law and, knowing that he “wanted to carry his mind and career beyond the contemporary Knoxville Lawyers,” he chose a different path than most at that time who “read law” in the office of a practicing attorney. His father had wanted him to at-

tend Harvard, and Edward enrolled there as a junior in the Literary Department. Mirroring his success at UT, he graduated from Harvard in 1885 with a B.A. degree in political science, magna cum laude, and was selected Class Day Orator. He returned to Harvard Law School, but only after studying languages and economics in Germany and France for a year. Still only 21 years old, he led his class at the end of the first year and at the end of the course. The Harvard Law Review was founded during his first year and, when its fourth number was published, Edward T. Sanford was its editor. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1889 and received an M.A. and an LL.B. cum laude. He now had five earned degrees. When he was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Warren G. Harding in 1923, someone would observe, “Sanford is the most educated justice ever appointed to the Supreme Court.” Next month’s Part II will explore his community service and his professional career in the law that provided the additional credentials that fitted him for that high office.

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HALLS/FOUNTAIN CITY Shopper news • MAY 13, 2015 • A-3

Bob Taylor holds an original Knoxville Journal from 1945, announcing the attack on Pearl Harbor. Behind him is one wall of local history.

Bob Taylor: a step back in time Step into Bob Taylor’s ’s Fountain City h home and F t i Cit d step back in time, and location. When he asks where you think you’re standing, don’t say Tennessee or even Knoxville.

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Franklin, part of North Carolina,” he said. So I had to travel back to North Carolina to do an interview today in Tennessee? Taylor has collected memorabilia to rival an historical museum; but just as much history lives in his memories. From the early days of Tennessee, Knoxville and surrounding counties to today, Taylor can answer pretty much any question. But it isn’t only Tennessee history, and Tay-

Howard house tion of the Howard house. “At this point, the owner could go to plans review, ask for a demolition permit and tear it down pretty quickly,” Massey said. “But the problem with that is, if they don’t get the rezoning, they could be left with an empty lot.” May 5 was the deadline to apply to MPC for a rezoning, so the question will not be on this month’s agenda for review and recommendation. Massey said City Council would discuss adopting an ordinance to protect historic structures on Broadway at its May 12 meeting. Multiple sources have reported that Arthur Seymour Jr., Knoxville’s prominent land-use attorney, has been hired, but it is unclear whom

From page A-1 he will represent. Seymour declined to comment when asked whether he is representing the Howard family or the developer.

MCS Services: Collateral damage Last Thursday morning, the slogan on the MCS Services Inc. website said, “Providing Apple Computer solutions since 1978 – 13,488 days, 12 hours, 52 minutes and 54 seconds!” It is one of the oldest independent Apple stores in the USA. If Walmart is the ultimate in big-box development, MCS Services is its antithesis. The modest, 1,200-square-foot Apple shop at 2831 N. Broadway could become collateral damage if the plan to build a

lor has hard copies to back him up. From the original newspaper article in the New York Times dated April 15, 1865, about the assassination of President Lincoln to the News Sentinel front page about the 1982 World’s Fair and beyond. Taylor can talk about it and show you original photos, movies, records (78 rpm) or articles. Taylor claims to know everything there is to know about Roy Acuff and owns

the first stamp made in Acuff’s likeness. He has a photo of Rex Allen, Mary Ellen Kay and Slim Pickens taken on the set of the movie “Colorado Sundown” made in 1952. He knows so much about country music and singers he could do stand-up history at the Grand Ole Opry from memory. He has met most of them, has gone to school with others or his kids went to school with them. To say his Tennessee roots run deep doesn’t even

Walmart grocery store next door goes through. MCS rents from Centerpointe Church, its neighbor to the north. The church also owned a parcel on the south side of the MCS parking lot that has already been sold. The new tenant will be a 24-hour check-cashing/ short-term loan company, sources say. Allen Tallent, who went to work at MCS 27 years ago and bought it in 2001 from the original owners, is facing an uncertain future. He and employee Jonathan Thawley say they weren’t surprised when they started hearing rumors around Christmastime because the church had already sold the property next door. The Walmart rumors started sometime thereafter. MCS no longer sells computers but carries a wide array of Apple accessories,

does in-store and on-site service with a concentration on Apple products, data recovery and some PC repairs. If Tallent loses his lease, he says he’d like to stay in North Knoxville but that the decision may not be entirely up to him. “We have a contract with Apple, tied to our location, and I could possibly lose my contract if I have to move.” What would he do if that happened? “Make a living without it.”

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Eric Satz has modest record for TVA board Mayor Rogero appropriately issued a statement of condolence and concern for the tragic stabbing that occurred May 3 on the Third Creek Greenway and pledged to increase police presence on greenways.

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The questions that need to be asked are how many additional officers will be deployed and what is their schedule in general terms? Secondly, how long will this increase in police activity on the greenways last? No one asked that of our mayor’s communications office. Greenways are an important part of what makes Knoxville special. Users must feel they are safe. Chief David Rausch is an able police officer who deserves to have regular weekly meetings with our mayor. ■ President Obama has slighted East Tennessee by nominating Nashville resident Eric Satz to the TVA board to replace Neil McBride, whose term expired two years ago. East Tennessee now has no one serving on the nine-member board while Middle and West Tennessee have four members. It is very important with the TVA headquarters being in Knoxville that at least one member be from Knoxville or the surrounding area. If Satz is confirmed it may be two or more years before Knoxville and our region sees a board member. Satz merits scrutiny by our two senators given his modest record for serving on the board. His own U.S. Rep., Jim Cooper, a Democrat and Obama supporter in 2008, does not know him and was not consulted

by the Obama White House on this appointment. Satz is also considered difficult to work with and high maintenance for staff. He is not good at returning phone calls. Is he a nice guy? My inquiries tell me he is the recommendation of Democratic fundraiser Bill Freeman, who is now running for Nashville mayor. Freeman is a mega-bundler for the Obama campaigns, which apparently counts for more than what our congressional delegation thinks. The good news is that the U.S. Senate is under new management and must confirm the Satz choice if he is to go on the board. He is a venture capitalist with at least one failure on his record. That was Plumgood Food, a grocery delivery service in Davidson County for organic and natural foods. It folded in 2008, which Satz blames on the economy and not on the work of him and his wife, Kate. Forty people lost their jobs. There should be extensive research into his qualifications. Hopefully Sens. Corker and Alexander will hold out for an East Tennessee appointment. They have the power to halt this nomination from going forward. ■ Bob Gilbertson, owner of Bob’s Liquor and Wine Stores on North Winston Road, has sold his store to a Nashville firm effective in July. Gilbertson achieved international attention last year when he refused to sell Russian vodka in protest of Putin’s invasion of Crimea. It’s unclear if the new owner will maintain the same policy. He has owned the popular store for 43 years. ■ House Speaker Beth Harwell, a potential GOP candidate for governor in 2018, will be at a fundraiser for state Rep. Roger Kane from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. tomorrow (May 14) at Don Gallo Mexican Grill on Hardin Valley Road off Pellissippi Parkway.

UT pathologist who examined the body of Elvis Presley. Another, titled “A Few Cases Qualified as Dumb, Screwy or Just Plain Weird,” described the case of a man prosecuted by Leadbetter after he used a UT truck to attempt Ron Leadbetter, second from left, at the entrance to the Austo kill his wife. Aftin Peay Administration Building on Jan. 16, 1970. Leadbetter ter he was found got the attention of UT leaders when he helped block demRon Leadbetter guilty, the perpeonstrating students from entering the building. trator filed a suit in federal court, charging the university with discrimination based on race and age. Leadbetter disagreed with the university’s decision to settle the case. In spite of his respect for UT, he says the storm clouds in the title allude to the fact Ron Leadbetter, who beget the “inappropriate” rules that things haven’t always came the first clerk at the changed and won in state been “rosy” for the university. University of Tennessee Ofcourt. “Big Orange, to me, is not fice of the General Counsel Leadbetter applied for inWendy a few months after suing the state tuition under the new about whether the results Smith university as a law student, rules and lost. But his efforts are always wonderful, but has published a book. “Big resulted in an offer to clerk did you do the right thing? Orange, Black Storm Clouds at the general counsel’s of- Did you act with integrity?” He has high praise for and More” is both a history fice. Two months after gradof his career and a legal his- decision to apply a few days uation, he was hired as the Andy Holt, Ed Boling, Lamar tory of the university from before classes began. university’s first trial lawyer. Alexander and Joe Johnson. During his second year the late 1960s until his reThe book reveals new But there was a shift when tirement as associate gen- of law school, Leadbetter information about well- Wade Gilley became presifurther impressed univer- known cases, such as the dent in 1999, he says. eral counsel in 2008. Leadbetter sued Gilley The 600-page book is a sity officials when he helped NCAA investigation of historical document, but block the door of an ad- clothing Reggie White re- for reverse discrimination only of things with which ministration building from ceived from an “uncle” in in 2001 for hiring a woman and an African-Amerhe was personally involved, dozens of students who had 1986. he says. He relied on his been stirred up over issues “My goal is for every ican for jobs for which he own records rather than related to the Vietnam War. chapter to make the reader thought they weren’t qualiSoon after the incident, say, ‘I didn’t know that!’ or fied. He lost the case but felt research to document casgood about his decision to es regarding civil rights, Leadbetter became disgrun- ‘Gee whiz!’ ” sports, university leader- tled that his wife, Therese, It also talks about the follow advice he’d given sevship and even the death of who worked while attending fifth UT campus in Nash- eral times during his career: classes, paid in-state tuition ville that was lost in a 1977 Come forward if someone is Elvis Presley. Leadbetter made a name while he paid out-of-state civil rights lawsuit. The doing something wrong. He kept his job. Gilley for himself as an undergrad- tuition. In spite of reminders campus merged with Tenuate by writing a conserva- from UT General Counsel nessee State University in wasn’t so lucky. In spite of the black tive column for the Daily John Baugh that Leadbet- 1980. Beacon. That’s why then- ter had “blocked the hippies One chapter describes clouds, Leadbetter loved his Chancellor Charles Weaver from breaking in,” he lost ap- Leadbetter’s defense of the career with UT. “I knew it would be the was willing help him gain peals to the chancellor and confidentiality of UT recadmittance to the College of board of trustees. The law ords when CBS demanded greatest job in the world, Law when he made a snap student hired an attorney to access to the report of a and it was,” he says.

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Section 8 housing signup underway By Bill Dockery Hundreds of Knoxvillians looking for financial help to find a home were expected to begin applying for Section 8 housing Tuesday morning. Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation

Brent Johnson moves to private sector Brent Johnson is leaving the city’s engineering department after 27 years to join Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers in July as the senior project manager Johnson directing water resource efforts. The city is losing a heap of institutional knowledge.

Johnson headed the department under Mayor Bill Haslam. He was nudged to planning and kept his pay but saw multiple administrators piled on top of him in the Rogero administration. Word on the street was that Johnson had supported mayoral candidate Ivan Harmon, a former inspector in his department. Ouch. This writer met Brent as a young engineer trying to explain the “oxbow” effect of

First Creek at Broadway and Fairmont. The city bought and destroyed the Pizza Hut and widened the creek bed. None of my Arlington-area friends have flooded recently. There’s no word on the evil oxbow. Does it still lurk beneath Broadway, awaiting the next big rain? Or was it straightened out? Best wishes to Brent Johnson. Managing storm water is a thankless task, and he’s done it well. – S. Clark

began accepting applications at 8 a.m. May 12 and will continue to do so until 1 p.m. Thursday, May 21. The federal Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program provides qualified applicants with money to rent an appropriate place to live from private property owners. “Last year we had 1,700 people apply, but only 700 were actually eligible to receive Section 8 support,” said Deborah Taylor-Allen, KCDC’s housing director. The waiting list gives preference first to displaced people, then to homeless people and finally to people with a disability, she said. Taylor-Allen said that applications are time-anddate stamped, with preference given to the people who apply the earliest. “Not all who apply will qualify to be on the list,” Taylor-Allen said. She said

that families who are “rentburdened” – have too high a rent for their income level – will not qualify unless they have been displaced from housing through no fault of their own, are homeless or have a disability. KCDC encourages people to apply online using their own computers or public computers at libraries and social agencies. The Section 8 office at 400 Harriet Tubman St. will have six computers available to applicants and will provide help to those who are not able to use a computer. The hours for the Harriet Tubman site are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily until the process shuts down. Taylor-Allen said people on the list will be asked to fill out an in-depth questionnaire when their names come up. The Section 8 staff expects that it will take a year to go through the list. “This process is a lot bet-

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Wimberly recalls Monkey Trial Last week, on May 5, 90 years to the day after Rhea County High School teacher John Scopes agreed to get himself indicted for teaching evolution, former Circuit Judge Harold Wimberly led a conversation at an event called the Southern Railway Stump S p e e c h about the Trial of the 20th Century, demWimberly on s t r at i ng the chops that made him a hometown hero as a member of the University of Tennessee’s 1962 G.E. Col-

devoted considerable attention to the less wellknown, and certainly less Betty fashionable, John R. Neal, Bean a Knoxville lawyer who served as Scopes’ local counsel. Although Neal didn’t lege Bowl team that came get to participate in what in second nationally and Wimberly called “the got a ticker-tape parade greatest moment in judidown Gay Street. cial history” (when chief The Monkey Trial is defense attorney Darrow an oft-told tale, featuring called prosecutor Bryan towering historical fig- to the stand), it was pretty ures – William Jennings clear that the Monkey Trial Bryan and Clarence Dar- was right down his alley. row and H.L Mencken – a Evolution was a hot toppassel of preachers and a ic 90 years ago, and Neal, dapper chimpanzee named who started his own law Joe Mendi, who showed up school after getting fired in a fedora, a brown plaid from UT as a result of a suit and spats. Wimberly censorship fight over a line

written by an education professor in a proposed new textbook referring to humans as “descendants of an extinct race of primates,” jumped into the thick of it. After the book got ditched, the UT president fired a bunch of professors who had participated in the protest, and Neal, who had been only peripherally involved, got the boot as well. The following March, the state Legislature ratified the university’s position by passing the Butler Act, which prohibited teaching human evolution and became the basis for prosecuting Scopes, who

Bob Woodruff remembered, finally Thirty years after Bob Woodruff retired and 13 years and six months after he died, the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame has found him worthy of enshrinement. If he were alive, Bob would be speechless. He often was. Woodruff did some very interesting things as Tennessee athletic director, 1963-1985. Before he even got the job, he had Doug Dickey penciled in as the new football coach. Without realizing it, Bob hired geniuses to coach track and swimming. All he really knew about Chuck Rohe and Ray Bussard was they didn’t cost much. Far over my head was Woodruff’s concept of encapsulation, a seasonal bubble over part of Neyland Stadium to house a basket-

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ball arena. As you know, more conventional wisdom prevailed. I admired the way Woodruff outmaneuvered Joe Paterno and arranged back-toback football games against Penn State in Knoxville. Woodruff generated many and large donations and greatly improved Tennessee’s athletic facilities. He wasn’t much for patting himself on the back, and because he never ran for public office, many never heard of his accomplishments. Privately, Woodruff was

known for long pauses in what others thought was conversation. I was once the young sportswriter who asked penetrating questions that still haven’t been answered. I never knew if extended silence meant he was shaping thoughts or just waiting until I went away. “Bob was the oratorical equivalent of a blocked punt” was the single most descriptive sentence about the former Volunteer tackle. Woodruff, dumb like a fox, never debated the subject. Woodruff was born in Athens, Ga., went to high school in Savannah and was a better student than athlete at Tennessee. Robert R. Neyland asked him to stay on after graduation. He was an assistant coach for three seasons.

During World War II, Woodruff was an Army officer in the corps of engineers. Highlight was two years as an assistant coach under Earl Blaik at West Point. Bob concluded military service as a major. Woodruff coached for ex-Vol Bobby Dobb at Georgia Tech, exceeded expectations as head coach at Baylor and hit a jackpot at Florida. The Gators wanted him so badly, the Florida Board of Control approved a ridiculous offer, a sevenyear guaranteed contract at $17,000 per year, far more than the university president was receiving. Woodruff was 34. Frank Broyles of later Arkansas fame became Woodruff’s offensive coordinator. Unexpected developments forced Dickey, a reserve defensive back, into a quarter-

government was found guilty and fined $100 but subsequently had his conviction overturned. Wimberly turned cryptic when Clay Crownover, a public relations guy who represents the Blue Slip Winery and the Historic Southern Railway Station and is the organizer of the Southern Railway Stump Speech, asked him to draw parallels between the Monkey Trial and modern-day educational controversies. “Anything is possible,” Wimberly said, with the faintest of smiles on his face. Wimberly declined to directly address the bill making the Bible Tennessee’s official state book –

which passed, but wasn’t signed into law because of constitutional problems – or any of the other legislative forays into textbook censorship or the promotion of creationism. But it was easy to connect the historical dots. Crownover, who labels himself “a Joe Biden Democrat,” said he envisions the Stump Speeches as a way to air issues that don’t get talked about enough, particularly issues that pertain to the history of Knoxville. “I’d like for people to say what they think regardless of consequences and take the heat from the people in the audience.”

back vacancy. Doug saved a season. Woodruff coached Florida from 1950 through 1959. His teams won a few more than they lost. Two played in bowls. One Gator, talking out of school, told of a Woodruff pre-game exhortation, an adjusted version of a Neyland maxim: “Remember, the team that makes the fewest mistakes makes the fewest mistakes.” All-American tackle Charlie LaPradd said his coach’s long periods of silence “would make you wonder if he was 30 minutes ahead of you or 30 minutes behind.” Eventually, Woodruff wore out his Gator welcome. He dabbled in the oil and gas business, then returned to Tennessee as line coach for Bowden Wyatt. When Wyatt was fired, Woodruff and Jim McDonald locked up in a death

struggle for the job. Players favored McDonald. He became interim coach. Consolation prize? Woodruff became interim athletic director. McDonald’s team went 5-5. Woodruff, expert at reading tea leaves, kept his eyes on Dickey, assistant at Arkansas. The moment of truth came on the evening of Nov. 30, 1963, after the Tennessee-Vanderbilt game. In a bitter three-hour argument, one faction of the UT athletic board wanted to bring home Murray Warmath, Minnesota coach. Andy Holt, UT president, favored those who supported Woodruff’s leadership. Stormy meeting, close call, feelings forever fractured, but a legend was born. I say the forthcoming Hall of Fame recognition is richly deserved. A little late but … Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is westwest6@netzero.com.


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By Wendy Smith Recently, nine native Mandarin speakers gathered around a table with Robin Nelson, an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher at Northwest Middle School. They played Apples to Apples, a word game she uses to teach English vocabulary. Try as she might, Nelson couldn’t convey the meaning of one word − Cheetos − even with the help of hand gestures. She solved the problem by pulling up a picture of a Cheetos bag on her phone. “Ohhhh. Cheetos,” they said, in a chorus, as she passed the phone around. Nelson, a member of the Laurel Church of Christ, 3457 Kingston Pike, teaches at the church’s FriendSpeak conversational English program. The program began after students at the Christian Student Center, the church’s UT campus ministry headquarters, began hosting Thanksgiving dinners for students from the nearby International House. Church member Danny Brewer recalls that seven students attended the first class on Jan. 16, 1991 − the day of the first air attacks in the Gulf War. Initially, the program offered formal classes on a variety of subjects, from geology to American culture. But the students preferred one-onone time with church members in order to practice

faith Jesus spoke of it first, asking, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do kings of the earth take toll or tribute? From their children or from others?” When Peter said, “From others,” Jesus said to him, “Then the children are free. However, so that we do not give offense to them, go to the sea and cast a hook; take the first fish that comes up, and when you open its mouth, you will find a coin; take that and give it to them for you and me.” (Matthew 17: 25b-27 NRSV)

Mandarin teacher Yun Liu participates in the Laurel Church of Christ FriendSpeak English conversation program with Norris Cline. Photo by Wendy Smith English and develop relationships. While Brewer, a founding member of Brewer Ingram Fuller Architects, enjoys his career, the role he’s played in the FriendSpeak program has been even more rewarding, he says. “It’s the greatest thing I’ve ever done.” Dozens of internationals now attend the class, held at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at the church building. Internationals are also invited to a congregational dinner before the class, free of charge. Participants can choose to use a FriendSpeak workbook based on Bible stories or focus on conversation. The program began with international students in mind, but it now serves a growing number of refugees, immigrants and workers from foreign coun-

tries, says Doug Woodall, a FriendSpeak coordinator. He calls the program “friendship evangelism.” He’s found that conversation partners are more open to learning about the Bible once they’ve gotten to know their American partners and seen how they live their lives. Most are curious to learn about Christianity because they know it plays an important role in American culture, he says. “The program gives the opportunity to do just what Jesus told us to do − make disciples of all nations. Only here, we don’t have to go anywhere. They come to us.” Conversation partners can become lifelong friends. Norris Cline has been meeting with Yun Liu, who goes by Vickie, since February of last year. Vickie teaches Mandarin through a Con-

fucius Institute exchange program, and her son, William, a 7th-grader at Farragut Middle School, lives in Knoxville with her. Not only have Vickie and William spent time at the home of Norris and his wife, Salli, but the Clines have visited them at their permanent home in Hangzhou in the Zhejiang province of China. The Clines make regular trips to China and plan to return in May. Salli is surprised by how quickly a bond develops between partners. She recently planned to take a break from the program, but agreed to meet with a grandmother from Iran. By the end of the evening, they were good friends. She has given up on taking a break. “By the end of the session, I can’t wait for the next one,” she says.

Money is a delicate subject, especially in church circles. A preacher who preaches about money is considered greedy. A preacher who preaches about tithing is branded as money-hungry, and possibly over-reaching. However, Jesus had more to say about money than almost any other subject in the Gospels. He knew the human heart; he knew the pull of the world. He knew money was a necessary tool in society, but a dangerous one to mere mortals. Just before April 15, I had to go to the bank to transfer some money from savings to checking to pay my taxes. I laughingly said something to the teller about having “to render unto Caesar.” She looked at me blankly, and said, “Excuse me?” I translated for her, ex-

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Sewing sisters of Salem By Cindy Taylor A group of more than 15 industrious believers at Salem Baptist Church are sisters in more than just worship. These women currently meet weekly to sew but plan to double that time to finish a major project. Mabel Harrell, Salem member since 2002, leads the group. “In the past we worked mostly filling shoeboxes,” said Harrell “This year I felt the Lord leading me to do a mission for needy children in Appalachia.” The women are sewing fleece blankets for children of one school in Bell County, Ky. They are also making dresses for the girls, pants for the boys and backpacks for all the children. Children three years old to 8th grade are being helped. All materials are donated by the members themselves. Harrell says any available jobs in the area of the school are more than 25

Mabel Harrell, Jimmie Hodges and new member at Salem Joan Brandon with finished items sewn by Salem Sewing Sisters for children in Appalachia.

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A fond farewell to By Carol Shane This week marks maestro Lucas Richman’s final concerts with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. The busy composer/conductor is on to new adventures in Maine, where he’s now maestro of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, and elsewhere. He’s eagerly anticipating CD releases of three of his compositions, including his spectacular piano concerto, premiered here in Knoxville during the 2013-2014 season. He’s launching his own website, www.lucasrichman. com, and looking forward to another world premiere of one of his compositions in June, a music festival in July, and a workshop – BMI’s “Conducting for the Film Composer” – in Los Angeles in August. The man never stops. But Richman is in town this week and feeling reflective about his time in Knoxville. What moments and performances stand out for him during the past 12 years? He says, “It would be very difficult to make a short list. However, I would have to include our ‘Amadeus’ and ‘Sweeney Todd’ collaborations with the Clarence Brown Theatre; conducting Aaron Copland’s ‘A Lincoln Portrait’ with my father, Peter Mark Richman, serving as the narrator; ‘Peter and the Wolf’ with Ed Grimley (Martin Short) as the narrator; recording [his original] song, ‘We Share a Bond,’ for breast cancer awareness.” He also names among his fondest memories “each time we hired a new member to the orchestra’s roster.” Richman’s most lasting legacy will no doubt be his “Music and Wellness” initiative. “There is no question

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that the power of music can extend beyond the concert hall and touch our daily lives in whatever we do, providing multiple benefits as a source of healing and therapy,” he says. “I knew from my experiences in ‘Music and Wellness’ in Los Angeles and Pittsburgh that it was important for us to introduce it to the Knoxville community.” At first there was much uncertainty among KSO staff members about how the program might be developed locally. “But,” Richman says, “after we had had a meeting that brought our symphony musicians together with health-care professionals, we were able to begin shaping a collaborative program that could serve the needs of the patients, caregivers, visitors and musicians alike.” Richman says that the response over the past 10 years “has been incredibly positive on the part of all the participants.” He hopes the program will expand and that other communities might consider incorporating some of the ideas into

Cisco sandwich Come for the ham, stay for the sandwich. Or is it: Come for the lemon cookies, stay for the ham? Whatever it is that keeps customers coming back to Ham ’n Goody’s, 314 S. Northshore Drive, it has been working for the locally owned company since 1979. Leroy and Cookie (Emily) Shoemaker opened the bakery and sandwich shop, and the family still runs it. Hams, turkeys and other meats are available by the pound and are delicious, but it’s the sandwich shop and desserts that are highlighted here. Ham ’n Goody’s lemon cookies have a following that reaches across the nation. Numerous magazine and newspaper stories have mentioned them, the most recent being 2014 in Vanity Fair, which featured the lemon cookies under its Cult Favorites section. They are holiday traditions for many Knoxville families and a must-have every

FFRIDAY ■ Kukuly and the Gypsy Fuego in concert, 7 p.m., Casual Pint Fountain City, 4842 Harvest Mill Way. Gonzo Gourmet food truck on site.

Enjoying one of several farewell parties in his honor, Maestro Lucas Richman visits with longtime KSO supporter and Symphony League member Janet Vail. Photo by Carol Shane their own health-care institutions. “If our artistic mission is to embrace the central idea of touching the entire community inside and outside of the concert hall through the power of music, the ‘Music and Wellness’ program is clearly helping to fulfill that goal.” And then there’s Picardy Penguin. Even if you don’t know who he is, there’s a good chance your elementaryschool-age children might. The big bright cartoon character is the star of Richman’s “Very Young People’s Concerts” and is responsible for introducing thousands of area youngsters to the basics of music. Projected on a screen above the orchestra, he sings, he dances, he takes pratfalls – all that good stuff. Kids howl so much at his antics that they don’t even realize they’re learning. “When children are exposed to music in early childhood they feel more comfortable express-

ing themselves in artistic modes or even non-artistic modes,” Richman says. He believes that when children learn to express themselves through the arts, they are more likely to grow up to be well-adjusted adults. “It is imperative,” he stresses, “that we devote an ever-increasing amount of energy into educating children and adults, pressing home the point that art and music are needed, in fact, as a fundamental basic in life.” After this week he’ll return to Maine, where wife Debbie and son Max are happily settled in a big, airy house in the woods. Next season, the KSO will perform under an array of impressive conductors, and musicians and board members will choose the next maestro. But for now they’re bidding a fond farewell to Lucas Richman. “A life without music,” he says, “is a life devoid of color and interest.” Send story suggestions to news@ shoppernewsnow.com.

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■ “Harriet the Spy,” Knoxville Children’s Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Ave. Performances: 7 p.m. Friday; 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Info/reservations: 208-3677; knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com; info@ childrenstheatreknoxville.com.

SATURDAY ■ Children’s Festival of Reading, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., World’s Fair Park, 1060 World’s Fair Park Drive. Summer Library Club kickoff. Featuring world-class authors, illustrators, storytellers, music, games and more. Admission and parking free. Info: www.knoxlib.org/cfor. ■ The International Biscuit Festival, 9 a.m., along Market Street. Biscuit Bazaar vendor area open until 4 p.m. ■ Vintage Baseball game, noon, Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorn Grove Pike. Knoxville Holston vs. Chattanooga Lightfoot; Emmett Machinists vs. Highland Rim Distillers. Teams are in period uniforms and play by 1864 rules. Free admission; hot dogs, popcorn, peanuts and beverages available for purchase. Includes East Tennessee Corvette Club cruise-in. ■ Wild World of Sports, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Knoxville Zoo, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive. Some of Knoxville’s college and professional athletes will be available for photos and autographs. Other activities include zoorts games and athlete comparisons to many of the animals at Knoxville Zoo.

SUNDAY ■ Jazz at Ijams, 5:30-8 p.m., Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave. Featuring Kukuly and the Gypsy Fuego and Melanie and the Meltones. Free event. Bring picnics, blankets, lawn chairs. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Info: 577-4717, http://ijams.org. ■ Knoxville Croquet Tournament, 10:30 a.m., UT RecSports Field Complex across from Dead End BBQ on Sutherland Avenue. Hosted by the Knoxville Opera Guild. Proceeds benefit Knoxville Opera. Participation open to the public; no experience necessary. Info: www.knoxvilleopera.com; Audrey Duncan, 588-8371.

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‘Mad Max’ reboots; ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ resounds By Betsy Pickle ’Tis the season for sequels and remakes, and we get one of each this week. OK, so technically, “Mad Max: Fury Road” isn’t a remake of either the original “Mad Max” (1979) or its sequel, “The Road Warrior” (1981). Instead, director George Miller describes it as a reboot. But fans of the original trilogy (which also includes 1985’s “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome”) have some high standards for this new version to attempt to match. Tom Hardy stars as Max Rockatansky, a man of action and few words driving the bleak post-apocalyptic landscape in search of peace of mind after losing his wife and child. Charlize Theron plays Imperator Furiosa, a woman of action trying to reach the peace of her childhood homeland. Together, they may be able to restore some order to the chaos of their times. The cast also includes Nicholas Hoult and Zoe Kravitz. “Pitch Perfect 2” reunites the Barden Bellas in a comic story of redemption. After a disastrous performance at Lincoln Center, the a cappella group enters an international

competition never won before by an American group. They hope to restore their reputation and standing, but their mission has multiple obstacles. The sequel marks the full-lengthfeature-directing debut of Elizabeth Banks. If she’s as good at directing comedies as she is acting in them (“Zack and Miri Make a Porno”), “Pitch Perfect 2” could be a hoot. The film stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Alexis Knapp, Brittany Snow, Katey Sagal and Banks. Also opening this week is “Where Hope Grows,” a feel-good movie about faith and ability. Kristoffer Polaha plays a baseball player whose career fell victim to his personal problems. He gets a new perspective on life when he meets an upbeat grocery-store worker with Down syndrome. Also starring are David DeSanctis, Danica McKellar, William Zabka, Kerr Smith and Brooke Burns. Chris Dowling (“Rock Slyde”) directed. David DeSanctis (front) and Kristoffer Polaha find their groove in “Where Hope Grows.”


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Gibbs honors baseball seniors Gibbs High honored baseball seniors, thanking them for their dedication to the school and the game. Pictured are Jake Hall, Brandon Hall, Jordon “JJ” Jennings, Kent Noe, Peyton Sawyer, Daniel McKee, Trey Carpenter, Pierce Elliott and Andrew Willis. The senior players will also be honored at the baseball banquet on May 26. Photo submitted

Halls baseball players named to the All-District team include Logan McMahan, Jonah Cook, Bryce Hodge, Dylan Gresham and Johnny Wyrick. Photo submitted

Gibbs, Halls players make All-District baseball team HMS golf team members include: (front) Drew Johnson, Spencer Moore, Justin Cowden; (middle) Harrison Campbell, Brayden Holbert, Warren Morelock, Hayden Smith; (back) coaches Robert Campbell and Travis Smith. Not pictured are Chase Perry and Ryan Stiles. Photo submitted Gibbs baseball players selected to the All-District team include Pierce Elliott and Peyton Sawyer. Photo submitted

Halls Middle golf team earns district championship Halls Middle School golf team won its ship at Millstone Golf Club on May 11 and 12. 12th consecutive district golf championship There was a tie for low medalist at 87 beon April 27 at Ruggles Ferry Golf Course. The tween Spencer Moore, Harrison Campbell, team advanced to the regional champion- Brayden Holbert and Hayden Smith.

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Greaux, Mazzara recognized in ‘Who’s Who’ The Tennessee Health Care Association (THCA)/ Tennessee Center for Assisted Living (TNCAL) has named Idalia Greaux and Katharina Mazzara, residents at Beverly Park Place Health and Rehab, to its annual “Who’s Who in Tennessee Long-term Care.” Honorees in this year’s recognition program include military heroes, educators, entertainers and other elders living in THCA/ TNCAL member nursing homes and assisted living communities statewide. Greaux was born in Puerto Rico in 1930 and speaks three languages, English, French and Spanish. She met her husband at a salsa dance, and they had 10 children. She worked with her husband on their farm and on the tour bus that he drove. She also developed a French perfume. Mazzara was born in Germany and raised in a convent in Italy. She speaks both German and Italian and says she makes the best spaghetti. She enjoys cooking, knitting and crocheting, and often makes quilts and jewelry for other residents. Last Christmas she made all of the decorations for her floor’s Christmas tree, which won the award for best tree. “This year’s theme is ‘This is your Life,’ ” THCA executive director Jesse Samples said. “Ninety-four nursing homes and assisted care living facilities shared their residents’ fascinating life stories, and it is a privilege to recognize these men and women for their achievements.” Greaux and Mazzara will each receive a Who’s Who certificate of achievement during National Nursing Home Week and their profiles will be featured on THCA’s website, www.thca.org.

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Madilynn Rutherford (as Little Bo Peep) sings with the kindergarten students during a school program.

Garden Montessori students dance for new playground Garden Montessori teacher Tovah Greenwood dances with students during a Cinco de Mayo dance-a-thon to raise money for a new playground. The current playground is 20 years old and in need of restoration. The students raised a good portion of the money by collecting change from friends and neighbors. Thanks to the fund-raising efforts this school year, $10,369.59 was raised and the restoration work can begin this summer. Photo by R. White

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Area players make All-District softball team Air Force Airman John I. Noe graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio and earned four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He earned distinction as an honor graduate. Noe is the son of Lurley M. and Charles D. Noe of Albuquerque, N.M.; brother of Amanda E. Haynes of Knoxville and Christopher C. Noe of Louisville, Tenn.; and grandson of Charles O. Noe of Oak Ridge. He is also the brother of Audrey L. Noe and Rebekah M. Noe. He is a 2010 graduate of Central High School.

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Therapy helps stroke patient recover with style Jane Everett, 70, a hair stylist in Lenoir City, calls herself a stroke survivor. “I like that word, because I survived,” said Everett, who attends the monthly Stroke Support Group at the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center. “It doesn’t mean you don’t have frustration. But you want that in the past tense, and you want to move on. And I feel like we are (survivors), I really do.” On the morning of April 21, 2014, Everett collapsed in her garage after buckling one of her granddaughters, 4-year-old C.J., into her car seat. Her husband, Charlie Everett, called 911, while C.J. held her grandmother’s hand. Unable to talk or move, Jane Everett had one thought. “I thought, I am not leaving these babies and my daughter and husband,” she said. “I didn’t know you could make a decision like that, but at that moment I did.” The Everetts are no strangers to medical emergencies. In 1981 Charlie Everett had a diving accident and broke his C6 vertebra. He is paralyzed from the chest down, although he has use of his hands and arms. He learned to use a wheelchair for mobility at the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center, which had opened only three years before his accident. “He just had such courage, he really did,” said Jane Everett of her husband of 52 years. “We have adjusted, although the first 10 years were tough, because he was such an athletic man. Now I’m glad we’ve made it.” After her stroke, Everett received emergency medical care at Parkwest Medical Center, which stabilized her and gave her the clot-busting drug tPA. Doctors then sent her to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center to have the blood clot removed, a highly specialized treatment. After a week in the hospital, there was no question about

Jane and Charlie Everett at their Lenoir City home. Both have been patients at the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center.

Jane Everett, right, in her beauty salon, Hair Originals & Wigs in Lenoir City, with her assistant Donna Hartline. Everett lost part of her hair after her stroke. Today she helps other women with medical hair loss find beautiful wigs for their recovery. She also sells fashion clip-in extensions and weaves. “I think wigs are on the verge of making a huge comeback,” she said.

where Everett would go for therapy: Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center. “When I got there my left side was completely paralyzed. I couldn’t walk, couldn’t move my left arm at all, or my left hand. It was drawn up to my chest,” said Everett. “The first morning out, they got me up and into the shower,” said Everett. “They start teaching you how to take care of yourself immediately. “At Patricia Neal, you have therapy five hours a day, and it’s

all parts of your body and your mind and emotions, and your attitude,” said Everett. “Those therapists were phenomenal. They encouraged you, no matter what.” With Jane Everett being so sick, Charlie Everett stepped into the caregiver role. “My daughter and Charlie both have been so compassionate and caring and helpful. He took it for

granted I would always be here to take care of him, and so did I.” Having a husband in a wheelchair put things in perspective, she said. “I’d look at my husband and think I’m so upset because my arm isn’t working, but what’s it like to wake up and nothing works from the neck down? It’s given me a lot more compassion for his situation.”

After three weeks at Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center and a year of continuing outpatient therapy at Parkwest Therapy Center closer to her home, Everett has begun to do some hair styling work again. Her salon, Hair Originals, is in her basement. Everett’s assistant and a friend who is a retired hair stylist kept the business going while she recovered. “I have loved every moment of my career. I love doing hair,” said Everett. “It lets me create, and I have relationships with these people. A lot of my clients were with me when I moved here 35 years ago. I miss that camaraderie, that hands-on designing.” While still working to regain full dexterity in her hand, Everett has found a new way of working in the field. For reasons she doesn’t know, Everett’s hair fell out in clumps after her stroke. It’s beginning to grow back, but she bought and wears a wig. Today she helps other women with medical hair loss find wigs that look good on them. She also sells fun clip-on extensions, bangs and clip-in colored streaks as well. “I feel like it’s a way for me to be able to carry on in my career without as much physical stress to the body,” she said. “I also think there’s something about wanting to give back to people. I have felt a lot of frustration and fear, and I think if you’ve been there you have more of an understanding. “I’m not sure something good comes out of everything, but I do believe that what we classify as bad or tragic can sometimes be the best challenges of our lives. I think we have that choice,” said Everett. “We are so fortunate in Knoxville to have the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center. They are so professional, all the way. That’s what gets you to where I am today,” she said.

Customized therapy for local rehabilitation patients There is no “one-size-fits-all” therapy program at the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center. “Each patient has their own therapy program designed just for them,” said Ashley Hamilton, senior recreational therapist. From doctors and nurses to therapists of every specialty, a team of experts works together to find what each patient needs. “The first day or two a patient is here, we’ll spend time doing evaluations so that the therapists and doctors will get a baseline of where the patient is functionally,” said Hamilton. “Physical therapy works on mobility, like walking up stairs and using a wheelchair. Speech

therapists assess the patient’s cognitive level, memory, auditory comprehension, verbal expression and problem solving skills,” she said. “Recreational therapy evaluates quality of life and leisure interests prior to the stroke. What

Ashley Hamilton, senior recreational therapist at PNRC, spent time in Guatemala, where she worked with the Wheels for the World program.

were their hobbies and how can we help them get back to that? And occupational therapy helps them with things like eating, bathing, dressing and using the restroom.” Together the team and the patient set short- and long-term goals. “The patient’s long-term goal might be to reel a fishing pole again. So our goal is to strengthen the muscles necessary to do that,” Hamilton said. “Most people say I want to walk again. Or I want to be able to stand up, or I just want to get better and go home. “The therapists customize a treatment program for that patient based on the goals, and the

next several weeks of therapy are spent trying to attain those goals,” she said. “If the patient’s goal is to stand up but they’re not ready, they’ll work on muscles necessary to stand. They’ll do leg exercise and stretching first.” The Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center helps patients with a wide variety of medical needs, from stroke and cancer patients to brain and spinal cord injuries and amputations. “We have people coming in with all different abilities,” said Hamilton. “Everybody’s goals are different. Therapy will be difficult for all, but it’ll be worth it.”

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Vans Transportation Automobiles for Sale Buick LeSabre - 1992. V6, 54K orig. miles, 2nd owner, like new. $3900 (865)216-5387. Buick LeSabre 1998 120K mi, good shape, $2000 obo. Call (865) 654-6114. Chevrolet Impala - 2013. LT 41K miles, all power, remote start. Sharp! $9250. Call (865) 522-4133 ChevY Corvette - 1993. 40th Anniv. Edt., convertible, 1 owner, 77K orig. mi., white w/charcoal int. $14,999. (865)230-4111. Ford Mustang GT- 2006. screamin yellow, 22K mi, Flow Masters, 410 gear, air kit, short throw shifter, coil packs, lowering kit, $17,500. (865) 428-6766 Honda CR-V - 2005. AWD IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND LOOKS AND DRIVES GREAT Gold Exterior Color and Beige Interior. Call 9196007000 $3900 108,751 mi., $3,900. (919)600-7000. Honda Odyssey 2003. 2003 Honda Odyssey EX one owner 179K new Michelins, alloy wheels, roof cross bars, bug screen, floor mats. Excellent condition 179,000 mi., $4,500. (865)8069852. Lexus RX 330 - 2004. Black, tan leather interior. Runs and drives perfectly. Oil changed every 3,000 miles and all other fluids changed according to manufacturer suggestion. Michelin tires with 75% tread. All weather mats in front, middle and rear. Automatic rear door, sunroof, 6 disk CD changer and Bluetooth audio and phone. Front seats re-dyed at Lexus dealer 1 year ago. 155,000 mi., $9,000. (865)803-3467.

Sports and Imports BMW 328i 2013. hard top convertible, loaded, auto, 10K mi., $28,500. 423-295-5393 ChevY Corvette 2002. Coupe, has both tops, 1 owner, 18K orig. mi., gar. kept, red w/ black int., $25,900. (865)3894788. Infiniti G35 - 2003. Coupe, Sport Model. Auto trans. Black with bone leather interior. Premium package with Bose audio and sunroof, front seat heaters, more. Well-maintained. 236,359 mi., $4,900. (865)539-6924. Jaguar XJ8L 2005, sea frost green, 106K mi, exc cond, V8, loaded, sunrf, sweet ride, $9400. (865)389-4713. Mercedes Benz 2002 CLK 430 Conv., 107K mi, always serviced & always garaged, new brakes, wheel alignment, just serviced. Beautiful car. Needs nothing. $9,900. (865)577-7837 Mercedes-Benz E350 2006. black 4 door sedan with a 3.5 liter V6, DOHC 24, 7 speed automatic with touch shift. Fully loaded with additional Appearance and Premium pkgs. New headlight assemblies. This car is in very good cond. 104K mi., $10,100 (423)613-0733. Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2003. Showroom condition. Low mileage tires. Garaged and well maintained. Backup camera. Chrome wheels. 43,000 mi., $21,500. (423)2921368. Mitsubishi Galant - 2001. 34K mi, 2.4L, 4 dr, $2800. (865)577-9050. Nissan Maxima - 2000. All options. Good condition. $2900. Phone (865) 363-9018 Nissan Murano - 2005. Abs, 3.5L V6 engine, AWD, Black/ Tan 81,849 mi., $3,800. (609)337-2934. Nissan Sentra - 2000. GXE Auto, loaded incl sunroof, exc. cond. in & out. $3295. (865)397-7918; 898-8825.

4 Wheel Drive Toyota Tacoma - 2009 SR5, V6, access cab, 78,500 mi, 1 owner, perfect, $21,500. (865)3636394.

Sport Utility Vehicles ChevY Blazer 1996, looks & runs great, all orig. no dmg. history, new tires. $2450. (865)525-5178. Ford Expedition - 2014. XLT, loaded, 8K mi., $32,900. 423295-5393

Trucks GMC Sierra - 1984. V8, AT, AC, low mi., LB, extremely nice, $4800 865-643-7103 (865)9477103.

Trailers UTILITY TRAILERS All Sizes Available 865-986-5626 smokeymountaintrailers.com

Vans ChevY Cargo 1995. V8, auto, 195K mi., shelving, Runs good. Reduced to sell $2700. (865)216-5387.

Dodge Grand Caravan - 2010. Loaded, very good cond. Only 72K mi., $9500. (865)9220161.

Classic Cars 1937 Cord Replica, built by SAMCO in 1970. Restored driver, red roaster, Chrysler V8 eng. $19,000. obo. (865)250-3886. 1948 Ford Conv., 302 AT, $7500. 1948 Chev., 454 400 turbo, all new parts, $6500. 1952 Ford Victoria HT, flathead V8, AT, runs good, $4500. Call before 7pm (865) 435-0086 1974 Mercedes Benz 450 SL, silver, 2 tops, $6900 obo. 865671-1315 or 865-386-1643. Chevrolet Rat Rod 1939. Channeled 350 3 speed, needs carb work, sell due to health, $6500 or partial trade. (865)463-2274. Corvette 1990. convertible, black on black, $10,000 obo. 865-924-0484. Ford Galaxie 500 - 1959. 352, 4 dr, black, 1 owner, $9,500. (865) 228-3024. Ford Victoria - 1951. hardtop, 2 dr, black, V8, restored, $28,500. (865)228-3024. MERCEDES BENZ 560 SL 1989 Convertible, dark maroon, like new. 25,500 mi, $24,500. 865-453-6344

Auto Parts & Acc 2 Truck tires. Nitro Dune Grappler Desert Terrain, LT285/70R17. Exc tread. $200 obo (865) 376-1040.

Recreation

Boats/Motors/Marine 1996 Regal Ventura SE, 27’, w/tandem trlr, low hrs, all tops. IMMACULATE $13,500. (865)719-4295. 1997 Sea Ray 240 Deck Boat. Excellent condition. One owner. Great family boat. New stereo, full cover, battery charger, and always kept on lift. Includes tandem trailer. Engine is 5.7L EFI with 260 hrs. $19,995. Call 865.679.1482. (865)560-1591. 2000 18’ Stingray model 180RS, I/O, garage stored, like new, (865) 376-3334 after 7:30pm. - 2006 Regal Bowrider 2000 w/trailer; immaculate (865)300-3948. Bryant 1998 - 196 I/O Ski, open bow, bimini top, full cover, SS prop, 5.7L EFI Merc. New single axle trailer, only 41.5 hours. Garaged, Immaculate, (865) 317-1388.

Motorcycles/Mopeds Harley Davidson - Heritage Softtail Classic 2009 9600 mi., new tires, lots of extras, new cond. $13,000 (865)933-3951. Harley Davidson 1999 Dynawide Glide, new tires, exc. cond., Rhinehart exhaust. 865-227-7075; 947-8098. Harley Davidson 2007 XL883L 7300 miles. $4250. Very good condition. Good tires and new battery. Many extras. 865 414-8830. Harley Davidson 2009 Ultra Classic, 1250 mi, $4500 in upgrades. $15,500. (423) 404-2862. Kawasaki 250 CC, good size for a lady, 2300 mi. looks new. $2100 obo. (865)6611865. Suzuki - 2004 1400 Intruder, adult owned, gar. kept, never damaged, $4600. 865806-1252 Suzuki - 2007 GS500F, blue & white, 1157 mi, incl. helmet & jacket, $3500 obo. (865) 938-9511. Yamaha FJR 1300 2013 3K mi, show room new. $9500. (423)337-1927.

Jobs Child Care HELP WANTED - Little People Preschool looking for loving, energetic individuals wanting to work FT or PT Mon-Fri. Must be at least 18 w/high school diploma. Apply at 6830 Tice Lane, Knoxville, TN.

Driver/Transport

Dock Ladder - heavy duty/ light weight, 4 step. $200 obo. Call (239)634-7650. Monterey 1995, 19’, 4.2 Merc Cruiser I/O Ski Boat. The boat is white with green trim. Excellent condition. Boat is garaged in Farragut. $6500. 423-341-3655. pontoon. 2007 Sun Tracker Bass Buggy 18’, with trailer, 40 HP, good cond, $8500. (423) 585-7687.

DRIVERS CDL - 1 yr exp. Earn $1200+ per week. Guaranteed home time. Excellent benefits & bonuses. $100% no-touch, 70% D&H. Call 855-842-8498

Services Offered Adult Care/Services

CHRISTIAN CNA

Experienced home caregiver available M-F. Call Nancy at (865)214-3518

Air Cond/Heating

Coachmen 2004 23’ Travel Trailer, sleeps 6, full bath, fully equip. Wt 3,875 lbs. Exc. cond. $8,245. (865) 966-2527 Escaper 1993 - 5th wheel, 33’, super slide out. Is ready to use! Reduced to $7900. (865)216-5387. Fleetwood Bounder 2006 Diesel, 38’, 4 slides, 19,200 mi., 4 dr. refrig. w/ice mkr, awnings on all windows, W/D combo. $74,900. 423-337-6803; 423836-5586. Motorhome - Class C 29R, 2 slides, low mi., new tires, $27,500 obo. 865- 414-1490 or 865-688-0755 Mountaineer 2003, 30’ 1 slide, front kit. & rear BR, new tires, 1 owner. Exc. cond. $9,500. (865)660-7595.

Mowing, weed-eating & blowing. LOW RATES! Also minor mower repairs. (865)679-1161

Painting Services

CATHY’S PAINT AND WALLPAPER REMOVAL Call (865)454-1793

DAVID HELTON

PLUMBING CO. All Types of Residential & Commercial Plumbing

MASTER PLUMBER 40 Years Experience  Licensed & Bonded

PIANO LESSONS

in Sterchi Hills s/d. Professional teacher Terri Bewley Conner. www.terribewley.com Call Terri at (865)281-9776

Tile Work

CERAMIC TILE

Installation. Floors, walls, repairs. 33 yrs’ exp. Excellent work! John Ferguson (865)938-3328

Tree Services

Breeden's Tree Service Aerial bucket truck Stump grinding Brush chipper Bush hogging Trimming & removing

865-219-9505 HOMETOWN AIR “Back to the basics”

Blank’s Tree Work

Lennox 17.00 S.E.E.R Heat Pump Financing Available

Alterations & Sewing

ALTERATIONS BY FAITH

Contractors/Builders

Restoration, remodeling, additions, kitchens, bathrooms, decks, sunrooms, garages, etc. Residential & commercial, free estimates. Herman Love (865)922-8804

Dozer Work/Tractor

Will beat written estimates w/ comparable credentials. All types of Tree Care and Stump Removal LOCAL CALL

924-7536

FULLY INSURED ‡ FREE ESTIMATES

Hankins

Tree Service

Owner Operator

Roger Hankins 497-3797

Pruning • Logging Bush Hogging Stump Removal Insured FREE ESTIMATES • LIFETIME EXPERIENCE

• Bobcat w/Backhoe Attachment • Footer • Above-Ground Pools • Sewer Installations • Landscaping • Bush Hogging • Driveways • Firewood etc.

Small dump truck. Small jobs welcome & appreciated! Call 6884803 or 660-9645.

HANDYMAN

HAROLD’S GUTTER SERVICE

HUGE GARAGE SALE - ThursSat, May 14-16. Whispering Pines s/d off Tazewell Pk, Corryton. Must come look! Lots of good, cheap, clean items. Clothes, tools, HH. All must go! Rain or shine! MOVING SALE - Fri 9-3, Sat 9-noon. Emory Rd to Pedigo Rd, go 4.3 mi to left on Childress. Go 1.6 mi & left on Turning Point into Childress Place s/d, then rt on Bowsong, house on left. Toddler girls and boys clothes, kids toys, playpen, strollers, crib, changing tables, toddler bed, adult clothes, home décor.

John Deere X475 - 192 hours, 48” deck, like new condition. $5995 obo. Call 865-599-0516.

Merchandise - Misc. FEATHERLITE HORSE TRAILER/3H - 2010 FEATHERLITE 3/HORSE/SLANTLOAD TRLR GN8533 ALL ALUM/ WKEND/DRESSING/TACK AREA/W PAD SIDES,NONSLIP FLOOR,REAR REMOV.TACK,LIKE NEW/MUST SEE! ONLY USED ON 3 VET TRIPS.*AUTOGRAPH BY CLINTON ANDERSON*. $14,500. (865)237-0775

Metal Buildings

GROUND LEVEL CONTAINERS

8’wx9’hx40’ Store tools, equip., feed, cars, etc. $1395-$1795 966-9400 x 412

East JOSHUA’S LANDING SPRING YARD SALE - Sat. May 16, 8am-2pm off Tazewell Pike. Everyone par ticipating will have balloons on their mailboxes. Women’s/men’s clothes, decor, bedding, rugs, collectibles & more!

Musical Baby grand piano, 5’, white, Samick, $3500. (931) 7078699

Wanted I BUY DIABETIC Test Strips! - OneTouch, Freestyle Lite, AccuChek, and more! Must not be expired or opened. Call Daniel today for Local Pickup: (865)383-1020

Farmer’s Mkt/ Trading Post Farm Products GREENHOUSE OPEN - Lots of flowers and vegetables! (865)258-9926 Wanted to buy Standing Saw Timber 865-984-4529

Announcements Adoptions

Wanted to Buy want to buy standing hardwood or pine in Blount & surrounding counties. (865) 206-7889

ADOPT: - Happily married loving couple longs to share our hearts and home with a baby. Will provide a lifetime of love and security. Allowable Expenses Paid. Call 1-877-791-BABY, www.lauraAndchrisadopt.com.

Merchandise Financial Antiques WANTED Military antiques and collectibles 865-368-0682

Appliances GOOD AS NEW APPLIANCES 90 Day Warranty 865-851-9053 2001 E. Magnolia Ave.

Consolidation Loans First Sun Finance 1ST LOAN FREE We make loans up to $1000. We do credit starter & rebuilder loans. Call today, 30 minute approvals. See manager for details. 865-687-3228

Legals Building Materials 1 new metal bldg. 120’ L x50’ W, complete, never erected. 9’ sidewalls to 14’ center walls. 865-803-3633 5 New Rolltop Metal Doors: (1) 16’x14’H, (2) 14’x8’H, (2) 14’x14”H. 865-458-5164

Cemetery Lots 2 lots - Highland Memorial, value $2500 each. Sell $1600 each. 865-414-4615 FOR SALE - Two lots side by side in beautiful Greenwood Cemetery. Located in section where above ground monuments are allowed. Your loved ones will appreciate having this decision made and know that you chose the location and are where you wanted to be for your final resting place. Priced for $800 less than comparable lots offered by the cemetery, plus there is a base for a double monument for an additional savings. Call 865-804-4235.

Highland - Highland Memorial, Gospels Sec. 2 lots side by side, $1200 each. 904-5403836 Lynnhurst Cemetery. 1 lot, value $3500. Sell $3200. judyfnp46@gmail.com 956-6481545

Heavy Equipment Lincoln 225 8 HP gasoline welding machine, $1500. (423) 566-2116

Public Notices NORTHEAST KNOX UTILITY DISTRICT - Board of Commissioners will hold the regular monthly meeting on Monday, May 18, at 8:30 a.m. in their office located at 7214 Washington Pike, Corryton, TN. If special accommodations are needed please call (865) 687-5345.

Real Estate Sales Manufactured Homes i buy OLDER MOBILE HOMES. 1990 up, any size OK. 865-384-5643

For Sale By Owner 4 Bdrm. Home in Hardin Valley - 2654 Berringer Station Lane, 4BR, OPEN HOUSE Sunday May 3rd 2 - 4 p.m. 4 Bdrm / 3 Bath Lancaster Ridge Subdivision - Hardin Valley 2654 Berringer Station Lane (865)617-4091 Karns Community 7025 Yellow Oak Ln 37931. 3 BR, 2.5 BA, beautiful fully updated home w/2290 SF in a family-friendly neighborhood. $228,900. tgisells@ yahoo.com 865-250-3042 call/text

Lawn & Garden John Deere GX 335, 291 hrs, 54” deck, like new. $4995 obo $4,995, (865)599-0516

Automobiles for Sale

Automobiles for Sale

Insured • Free Estimates Workers Comp Liability

TREE WORK

AND POWER STUMP GRINDER Free est, 50 yrs exp! Call (865)804-1034

Garage Sales

SPECIALS OF THE WEEK!

SAVE $$$

'14 Ford Mustang Convertible Certified pre-owned, 100k mile warranty! R1725...... $24,900 '13 Ford F-140 FX2 Sport, Supercab, fully loaded, nav, roof, leather, xtra clean! R1718 . $30,900 '14 Toyota Camry SE, Only 11k miles, like new. SAVE$$$!!! R1735............................$19,995 '14 Ford Fusion Titanium, Leather, roof, loaded!!! R1709 ..........................................$22,995 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.

North

Will clean front & back, $20 & up. Quality work, guaranteed. (865)288-0556

BIG MOVING SALE - Fri/Sat, May 15 & 16, 8am-2pm. at 8112 Nutmeg Circle.

HONEST & DEPENDABLE!

CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE - Fri & Sat, May 15 & 16, 8:30am 3pm. at Rocky Dale Church, 8503 E. Emory Rd. 2.5 miles on left from Weigels at Harbison Crossroads.

Small jobs welcome. Exp’d in carpentry, drywall, painting, plumbing. Reasonable, refs avail. Call Dick at (865)947-1445

COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE Sat, May 16, 8am-4pm. in Hawthorne Oaks Way s/d. Heiskell Rd, Powell.

Interior Pruning, Complete Removal, Power Stump Grinding

Home Maint./Repair CARPENTRY, PLUMPING, painting, siding. Free est. 30+ yrs exp! (865)607-2227

Lawn & Garden

EDWARDS TREE SERVICE 922-0645

BOBCAT/BACKHOE

North

Plumbing

Free estimates

Campers & RV’s

We Buy Campers Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Popups, Motorhomes. Will pay Cash (423) 504-8036

EDMONDSON LAWN LANDSCAPING & TREE SERVICE Mowing, mulching, pruning, Halls/FC area. (865)363-7058 FRED’S LAWN CARE

Licensed and insured Over 30 yrs. experience

LICENSED GENERAL CONTRACTOR

CAMPERS WANTED

Mowing, mulching, trimming. No job too small! Free est. Call Mark at (865)235-9782

Professional Services

skeeter 2010 ZX190, YM 150, VMax 2 Strk, 2 FF, GPS, 80# trlmtr, trlr brks, gar. kept, $24,500. (865)363-6394

2012 Cougar High Country 28’ 5th wheel, 2 slides, sleeps 6, non smoker, all amenities. Exc. inside & out. $23,500. Tow truck also avail. (865)919-2292.

DALTON AFFORDABLE LAWNCARE

DRIVERS - Company & Op’s: Increase Your Earning Power! Run Dedicated! Great Hometime and Benefits YOU Deserve! Drive Newer Equipment! 855-971-8527

searay 1997 175 Bow Rider XL, bimini top & cover, depth sounder, 4 cyl I/O 135 HP, swim step w/fold down ladder, 18’ trailer, extra prop, $7800. (865) 397-5618.

Wellcraft 1988 43’, twin 454 eng., radar, gen., c/vac, washer/dryer, 2 BR, 2 BA, $59,900. (931) 707-9409.

Cheaper than the rest, but still the best! Mowing, mulching, hedge-trimming, etc. Affordable, reliable, honest work since 2006. Call Donnie at 865-384-5039 for a free estimate.

922-8728  257-3193

Men, women, children. Custom-tailored clothing for ladies of all sizes, plus kids! Faith Koker (865)938-1041

Tracker Bass Boat 1998 Pro Jet 18, 120 Mercury Jet, trolling motor, depth finder, $4,000. (865)938-8380

COOPER’S BUDGET LAWNCARE

DRIVBERS: CDL-A - 1 yr exp. Earn $1200+ per week. Guaranteed home time. Excellent benefits & bonuses. $100% no-touch, 70% D&H. Call 855-842-8498

Chris-Craft 1974 -45’ fiberglass, Aft cabin, 2 871 Detroit diesels, low hrs., all ammenities, owner financ. poss. $69,900. Jim (865) 414-3321. dinghy sailing/rowing, 1950’s-60’s, 12’, all bronze/ brass fittings on hull, swing keel, North sail, no trlr, $350. (865) 397-5618.

Landscaping/Lawn Service

Ray Varner

Travis Varner

Dan Varner

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

457-0704 or 1-800-579-4561 www.rayvarner.com


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kids’ games. Admission and concerts are free. Info/lodging deals: 889-7415 or www.BloominBBQ.com.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, MAY 15-17 “Doubt: A Parable,” Judge William H. Inman Humanities Theatre, Walters State Community College campus in Morristown. Performances: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: www.etcplays.org or 423-318-8331.

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THROUGH SATURDAY, JUNE 20 Online registration open for Race to benefit the Corryton Community Food Pantry, to be held Saturday, June 20. Event is part of “The Run and See Tennessee Grand Prix Series.” To register: https:// runnerreg.us/corryton8mile. Info: corryton8miler@ yahoo.com; ron.fuller@totalracesolutions.com; or Joyce Harrell, 705-7684.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 International Folk Dance Class, 7:30-10 p.m., Claxton Community Center, 1150 Edgemoor Road, Clinton. Sponsored by the Oak Ridge Folk Dancers. First visit free. No partner or dance experience required. Adults and children accompanied by an adult welcome. Info: Paul Taylor, 898-5724; www. oakridgefolkdancers.org; on Facebook.

THURSDAY, MAY 14 Seniors luncheon meeting, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Heiskell Community Center, 9420 Heiskell Road. Speaker: Judith Pelot from CAC Mobile Meals. Free, donations appreciated. Bring a dessert and a friend. Info: Janice White, 548-0326. VFW meeting, 7 p.m., 140 Veteran St., Maynardville. All veterans are invited. Info: 278-3784.

International Folk Dance Class, 7:30-10 p.m., Claxton Community Center, 1150 Edgemoor Road, Clinton. Sponsored by the Oak Ridge Folk Dancers. First visit free. No partner or dance experience required. Adults and children accompanied by an adult welcome. Info: Paul Taylor, 898-5724; www.oakridgefolkdancers. org; on Facebook.

WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, MAY 20-21 AARP Safe Driving class, noon-4 p.m., O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona St. Info/to register: Carolyn Rambo, 382-5822.

SATURDAY, MAY 16 East Tennessee Plant Swap, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., large shelter at New Harvest Park, 4775 New Harvest Lane. Free event open to the public. Pot luck lunch, 11:30 a.m. Info: www.easttnplantswap.com. Gatlinburg Beans & Cornbread Festival, 4-8 p.m., on the Parkway between traffic light No. 6 and 8. Presented by Bush Brothers & Company. Featuring beans and cornbread cook-off, Smoky Mountain music, antique engines and lots of beans and cornbread for tasting. Info: 800-588-1817 or www.gatlinburg.com. Lincoln Reagan Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Union County High School. Hosted by the Union County Republican Party. Guest speakers: Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and state GOP chair Ryan Haynes. Tickets: $25; table sponsorship, $250. Info: unioncogop@aol.com or 992-5342. Spring Fest at Plainview Park. Hosted by Luttrell Volunteer Fire Department.

SUNDAY, MAY 17 Outdoor gospel singing, 6 p.m., Mount Harmony Baptist Church, 819 Raccoon Valley Road NE, Heiskell. Bring a chair. Will move indoors if rain. Everyone welcome.

THURSDAY, MAY 21 Growing “Killer Tomatoes” class, 3:15-4:30 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 4438 Western Ave. Free to the public. Presented by Master Gardeners Joe Pardue and Marcia Griswold. Info: 329-8892. Suicide Prevention Training, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Revival Vision Church, 154 Durham Drive, Maynardville. No registration fee; lunch provided. RSVP required. Contact hour certificates available. Info/RSVP: Rita Fazekas, 266-3989 or rita.fazekas@cherokeehealth.com.

FRIDAY, MAY 22 Gala Day, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Union County Senior Center, 298 Main St., Maynardville. All seniors welcome. Bring side item to go with barbecue. Music, food and fun; door prizes, volunteer recognition, crowning of the next king and queen. Info: 992-3292.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, MAY 22-24 Smoky Mountain Quilters 35th Annual Quilt Show, Maryville College Cooper Athletic Center. Times: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

MONDAY, MAY 18 Luttrell Seniors Lunch, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Luttrell Community Center. Tommy White will provide entertainment. Bring dish to share. All seniors welcome.

SATURDAY MAY 23

FRIDAY, MAY 15

TUESDAY, MAY 19

UCBPA Golf Tournament at Three Ridges Golf Course. Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Registration accepted day of event.

Basic Wire Wrapped Rings, 6-7:30 p.m., Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 in Norris. Instructor: with Kathy King. Registration deadline May 12. Info: 494-9854 or www.appalachianarts.net. Honor Guard meeting, 7 p.m., 140 Veteran St., Maynardville. All veterans invited. Info: 256-5415.

Church yard sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Lighthouse Christian Church, 8015 Facade Lane. Memorial Wildflower Garden Seed Sowing, 6-6:30 p.m., Mac Smith Resource Center, Narrow Ridge, 1936 Liberty Hill Road in Washburn. Info: Mitzi, 4973603 or community@narrowridge.org. Music Jam, 7-10 p.m., Mac Smith Resource Center, Narrow Ridge, 1936 Liberty Hill Road in Washburn. Info: Mitzi, 497-3603 or community@narrowridge.org.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20

MONDAY, MAY 25

Fish Fry, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sharps Chapel Senior/Community Center. All seniors welcome. Bring a covered dish.

Memorial Day Ceremony, 11 a.m., Union County Court House, Main Street in Maynardville.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, MAY 15-16 Sevierville’s Bloomin’ Barbecue & Bluegrass festival. Featuring the biggest names in bluegrass music, up-and-coming artists, the Bush’s Best Tennessee State Championship Cook-Off, and the Mountain Soul Vocal Competition, foods, handmade crafts and

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RIVERSIDE MANOR ALCOA HWY 970-2267 *Pools, Laundries, Appl. *5 min. to UT & airport www.riversidemanorapts. com BEST DEAL OUT WEST! 1BR from $375. 2BR $550-$695. No pets. Parking @ front door. (865)470-8686 BROADWAY TOWERS 62 and OLDER Or Physically Mobility Impaired 1 & 2 BR, util. incl. Laundry on site. Immediate housing if qualified. Section 8-202. 865-524-4092 for appt. TDD 1-800-927-9275

Apartments - Unfurn. MONDAY PLAZA - 1BR & STUDIOS AVAIL. ON THE STRIP. Starting at $395 mo. For more info (865)219-9000 Norwood Manor Apts. Accepting Applications 1, 2, & 3 BR. On busline Equal Housing Opportunity 865-689-2312 SOUTH KNOX /UT/DOWNTOWN 2BR, 700 Sq. Ft. APT, Call about our $299 move in special! 865-573-1000. West. 2 BR, 2 BA, W/D conn, 300 David Ln near Pellissippi & I-40. No pets. $600 mo. (865) 588-3433

Homes Unfurnished Fountain City - 2BR, 2BA, 1 car garage $750/mo. $700 dep. No Pets. Doyle 865-254-9552 West - Fox Run Subd. Exec home 4 BR, 2.5 BA, lrg kit., fam rm, LR, DR, office, fncd level backyard. 865-803-7978

Condos Unfurnished Beautiful Condo, Fountain City 2 BR/2 1/2 BA, 1 car garage 865-679-8105.

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halls - 2 BR, 1.5BA, no pets. $600/mo. $500 dep. Doyle 254-9552

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Duplx/Multplx UnFurn North near I-75 Ftn. City - Elder Apts. 2BR, all ammenites, laun. quiet, priv. No smoking, no pets, $550 mo. (865)5883433. WEST - newly renovated townhouse located in family neighborhood w/d connection 2 bdrm 1.5 ba, $750.00 monthly no damage deposit, 1 year lease (865)216-5736

Townhouse/Villas Unfurn West - Townhome 2 sty., 2BR, 2.5BA, 1 car gar., 1400 SF, all appls, gas FP, patio, ceil. fans, $950/mo. + dep. pets nego. 10407 Ravenbrook Ln. Call Brian, 865-675-6465.

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701 North Cherry St. 6,000 SF, $175,000. 865-544-1717; 865-740-0990

Offices/Warehouses/Rent 2000 SF Office/Warehouse, drive in, Middlebrook Pike. $1800 mo. 1500 SF Office/Warehouse, drive in door, Papermill, 3 yr lease, $1100 mo. 4000 SF Office/Warehouse, with dock, Middlebrook Pk, $3,000 mo. 5000 SF Office/Warehouse, with dock, John Deere, $3,000 mo. 865-544-1717; 865-740-0990

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