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VOL. 53 NO. 23



June 11, 2014

Delivering flowers with a smile

Exciting activities Special Section Find out where the wild things are and much more in this month’s “myFUN.”

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Third-row seat to history It’s a big deal for East Tennessee each year when the Ella Baker Child Policy Training Institute brings a couple thousand of American’s brightest and most idealistic young people for a weeklong training session before they go out to manage Freedom Schools across the country.

Read Sandra Clark on page A-10

Booster shot for John Bruhin Patience, please. John Bruhin is facing a long walk, and it may take an extra minute. He is on his way back into the spotlight for one big night this summer. On July 24, he will be inducted into the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame. Bruhin, 49, has been “training” for a while. He is 70 pounds down from 420 and trying to get closer to playing weight. He has one new knee and needs another but can get along with a trusty cane.

Read Marvin West on page A-5

VBS at Beaver Dam Beaver Dam Baptist Church kicked off summer with the first of many Vacation Bible Schools to be hosted across Knox County in the next couple of months. This year Lifeway produced “Agency D3” for Bible school, and participants .

Read recap on page A-7


New site for Fountain City BPA Because of youth activities at Central Baptist Church, the Fountain City Business and Professional Association will meet in the church’s Family Life Center on the south end of the campus. Attendees should park in the lot on Lynnwood as usual and walk to the FLC. The meeting starts at 11:55 Wednesday, June 11.

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Alexander Jay, son of Random Acts of Flowers founder and CEO Larsen Jay, aids with the delivery.

Their sons, Henry and Alexander, were there to help. Knox County Mayor Tim BurBy Ruth White chett and legendary football coach Larsen and Adrian Jay cel- Phillip Fulmer also distributed flowebrated a milestone for Random ers – a ploy designed to either kill or Acts of Flowers last week with cure the patients. (Kidding! Everydelivery of the 40,000th bouquet one seemed thrilled to see them.) to a patient at UT Medical Center. Random Acts of Flowers was

Phillip Fulmer and Tim Burchett chat with a patient at UT Medical Center. The pair visited with patients and delivered flowers as part of Random Acts of Flowers’ 40,000th delivery last week. Photos by Ruth White

launched in 2008 following Larsen Jay’s near-fatal accident and lengthy recovery at UT Medical Center. He credited numerous visitors and cheerful flowers as key to his recovery. But as he left the hospital, he noticed many patients had few visitors and no flowers. He donated his flowers to them and began thinking about a way to recycle/

repurpose flowers from weddings, memorial services and florists to make bouquets for delivery to patients in hospitals, senior-care facilities and hospice centers. Random Acts of Flowers was formed and has developed a strong presence in Knoxville with branches in Pinellas County, Fla., and Greeneville, Tenn. Info: 6339082.

Students lobby for Ag Ed program By Betty Bean School board members, administrators and even Superintendent James McIntyre came down off the dais after last Wednesday’s board meeting to tell North Knox Vocational Center students James Dunn and Ryan Cox that they had done a good job of explaining why the school system was wrong to close down Mike Blankenship’s 25-year, award-winning agricultural education program, which serves students from Halls and Gibbs High Schools. Cox said their attempts at consolation were too little, too late. “They told us that we did well and that our speeches were good, but honestly, that doesn’t mean anything to me,” said Halls High School senior Cox, who was also active in the Future Farmers of America program, which has been left in limbo with Blankenship’s forced departure. “I got the impression that they heard what we were saying and felt kind of sorry, but they felt, ‘There’s nothing I can do about it.’ Individually, I think they all want to help us, but together they all felt that it was too far gone. The decision has been made, and it will stand.” Cox said McIntyre told the FFA students and their families that it was Halls High School principal Mark Duff’s decision to eliminate

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agricultural education as part of a budget-trimming measure. Dunn, a senior at Gibbs High School and president of the FFA, recited a partial list of the honors the club won this past year under Blankenship’s guidance. “We will no longer be able to compete in career development events,” he said. “We as a class and a chapter are very disappointed. This closure will take away many opportunities.” What Dunn didn’t say that night is that one of the lost opportunities could be his chance to go to college. “I was hoping to try to get a scholarship through the FFA, and maybe try to get my American FFA degree, the highest degree in the FFA you can attain. I’ve got my state degree, but if the FFA doesn’t exist anymore, it doesn’t matter. There cannot be an FFA if there’s no ag class,” he told the ShopperNews later. Blankenship won the 2013 Tennessee Association FFA VIP Award and was selected as the Halls Business and Professional Association’s Man of the Year in 2011 for his community activities, which include playing a lead role in creating an outdoor classroom and arboretum and developing a greenhouse that enabled his students to conduct plant sales that drew hundreds of regular customers.


He has taught in Knox County Schools for 37 years, and began his career at Doyle High School in 1978. His students and FFA members have won a long list of awards over the years. His classes in Greenhouse Management, Floral Design, Interior and Exterior Landscape Design, Forestry, Introduction to Horticulture Science and Horticulture Technology have been discontinued, and although he has been interviewed for a new position, he has no guarantee that he will have a job this fall. Blankenship was unavailable for comment for this story and has

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been busy in recent weeks packing away 25 years’ worth of records and memories and dealing with a family health crisis – the same week he was informed that his job was being abolished, his son was To page A-2 Update: School board member Kim Severance said Friday that Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre has agreed for school leaders to work with students individually to ensure that they can complete their coursework. Details are to be determined.

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Rosenbaum takes new role with Goodwill By Jennifer Holder More than a century ago Methodist minister Edgar J. Helms founded Goodwill as a method to help the destitute people of Boston find work to support their families. He is famous for saying, “Do something!” Goodwill Industries-Knoxville Inc.’s president and CEO Dr. Robert G. Rosenbaum has certainly lived up to Helms’s directive and today marks a seminal transition on this, his 65th birthday. Today (June 11) Dr. Rosenbaum will retire from Goodwill Industries-Knoxville to become president of the newly formed Goodwill Foundation of Knoxville Inc., a turning point in a career that has lasted 40 years – a span almost unheard of in modernday Goodwill history. His impact on the East Tennessee-based Goodwill has been immense. Prior to Rosenbaum assuming leadership, a decline in Goodwill program management had led to a near bankruptcy of the nonprofit. The board of directors named a young Rosenbaum, who had joined Goodwill Industries-Knoxville as the director of rehabilitation, the interim executive director. By September 1975, the interim was dropped from his title, and he was ap-

pointed executive director. Inheriting debts in excess of $50,000 and an annual budget around $100,000, Rosenbaum took on the challenge to rebuild the organization, and in 1977, Goodwill became a member agency of the United Way of Greater Knoxville – a huge financial and public positioning boost for the fledgling organization. Under Rosenbaum’s leadership, by 1978 the debt was almost retired and program credibility had been strengthened. Remarkably, the rehabilitation programs had been designed, implemented and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for the maximum three-year period in 1977. The 1980s were a time of further expansion. In 1984, Goodwill purchased 5508 Kingston Pike (adjacent to Naples Restaurant) with very advantageous financing from the Small Business Administration. In 1987, Goodwill opened its first rehabilitation satellite in Sevierville, soon followed by offices in Oak Ridge (1988), Morristown (1989), and LaFollette (1994). In 2007, following an offer to purchase the old Goodwill Industries-Knoxville location at 5508 Kingston Pike, which the organization

Goodwill president and CEO Dr. Robert G. Rosenbaum (right) with Felicia Lyons and Richard Fribourg, students in Goodwill's Certified Nursing Assistant program. On average, a CNA in Knox County earns $25,140 annually as compared to a minimum wage earner who earns $15,080 annually. Goodwill's CNA graduates are placed at numerous local hospitals and other health care facilities. had outgrown, the organization moved to 5307 Kingston Pike. Originally constructed in 1991, the 38,800-squarefoot, one-level building included 183 parking spaces, three loading docks and 3.27 acres for future expansion. It is Goodwill’s current headquarters location. In March 2013, Goodwill opened its 28th retail store and additional vocational training and contract space in a 43,000-square-foot facility in northwest Knoxville, doubling its capacity to employ participants in the Industrial Services Division who develop valuable skills in all areas of process-

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ing, quality control, packaging and shipping while also earning a training wage. “Goodwill IndustriesKnoxville, under Dr. Rosenbaum’s leadership, has maintained the highest standards and, in 2013, received its 13th consecutive threeyear accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, a tremendous feat,” said board chair Johnny Hibbett. “The board is unanimous in its appreciation for all that Dr. Rosenbaum has done for Goodwill and its ability to impact thousands of lives each year.” The transformation of Goodwill Industries locally under Rosenbaum’s leadership has been stunning, from

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being a program that once served fewer than 75 individuals annually from one location to being an organization that offers comprehensive services and programs at 33 locations, served 5,203 individuals in 2013 alone, carries a staff of more than 450 dedicated employees, operates with an annual budget of more than $16 million, and facilitates service delivery throughout a 15-county area. Not surprisingly, over the years Goodwill IndustriesKnoxville Inc. has earned and been presented with many local, state and national awards, including city of Knoxville Employer of the Year, Tennessee Small Employer of the Year, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Commemoration Commission of Greater Knoxville’s Industry Award, and Employer of the Year award from the Tennessee Committee for Employment of People with Disabilities. “I am delighted and honored to continue to serve Goodwill in my new role,” said Rosenbaum. “Our new foundation will become our fundraising arm and will allow Goodwill Industries to continue to provide vocational services and employment opportunities for people with barriers to employment – in turn allowing those individuals to be as self-sufficient as possible while achieving the satisfaction that comes from independence,” said Rosenbaum.

Students lobby diagnosed with a brain tumor, and his condition remains precarious. News of Blankenship’s termination was slow to break but has sent shockwaves through the Halls and Gibbs communities and will leave Knox County with only one agricultural-education program (at South-Doyle). One of those most shocked is Tommy Spencer, owner of Senior Home Assistance of Tennessee. Spencer was one of Blankenship’s ornamental-horticulture students at Doyle in 1978, and he says he learned fundamental business skills in that class. He is dissatisfied with the explanations he has heard for Blankenship’s dismissal. “They’re putting it off on the principal, and we’re getting a lot of blame game going on,” he said. “Meanwhile, they have done away with a program that teaches you about real, true business. That program taught

From page A-1 me more about business than I learned about anywhere else, even through college. It teaches you profit margin, supply and demand – that’s real-world stuff I use every day. “Not to mention that Mike’s just one of the greatest teachers around, as far as putting his kids first. He’d spend his own money to help kids go on trips, making sure they didn’t go without. He’s one of the finest teachers anywhere. If they can’t keep it at Halls, implement it somewhere else. It’s too valuable to lose.” Cox said he and the other FFA members appreciated the support they got from those who attended the school board meeting. “We knew we have done all we could do,” he said. “A lady behind us said all you got to do is pray, and I hope that will change something, but I feel confident that they (the KCS administration) are stuck with their decision.”

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tive story time and a little bit of dancing. The event helped to let the community know of the fair, “Fun on the Farm,” which opens Sept. 5 and runs through Sept. 14. Other great events this summer include magic and humor with magician MiRuth chael Messing, 2 p.m. TuesWhite day, June 17; Amazingly Awesome Science with Dr. Al Hazari, 2 p.m. Friday, June 27; and the Zoomobile at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 15. The Tennessee Valley Don’t forget Saturday StoFair mascot, Jasper, and the ries and Songs at the FounFairest of the Fair visited tain City Branch Library, 11 the Halls Branch Library a.m. every Saturday. last week for some interac-

Knox County public libraries are helping kids get off the couch this summer and into the library for fun activities.

Honoring Uncle Sam

The Halls Senior Center held a flag-retirement ceremony and paid tribute to a friend and patriot, the late Sam Hardman. Hardman was remembered for his work with the Halls Food Pantry, and many brought canned goods in his memory to help stock the pantry shelves. Several spoke words of Hardman and his work with HonorAir Knoxville, a program that helped many WWII and Korean War veterans travel to Washington to see the memorials erected in their honor. Mike Brown described Hardman as someone who “makes a difference in your life” and said that Hardman “hit the ground running.” Another person called Hardman a “force of nature” as well as “kind and caring.” I will always cherish Sam’s sweet smile and frequent hugs. A Sam Hard-

Campus pastors Kydon Bowden and Dylan Martin chat with B&P members during a recent breakfast at OneLife Church.

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man hug had a way of brightening up my day and making me feel special. He is missed, but his legacy of educating the community about patriotism and past wars and why they were fought will live in our hearts and memories for years to come. ■

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Republican Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey has openly and strongly argued for a replacement vote in part to secure that a Republican be chosen as state Attorney General. Tennessee is the only state to require its Supreme Court to elect the Attorney General every eight years. All other states have either a direct popular election or gubernatorial appointment. Ramsey has been criticized for seeking the replacement of these judges on the grounds it politicizes the court and undermines judicial independence. Others have argued the current retention-replacement system is not a real election in contrast to two or more candidates opposing each other. However, this system has been ruled valid by the special state Supreme Court. Since it is held to be the equivalent of an election, then robust public debate on a variety of issues is fair and the justices ought to be able to respond and engage. Of the three justices running, Wade has the most political experience, having also served 10 years as mayor of Sevierville. He is waging an active campaign to make sure he is retained. Wade is very astute and is popular among many East Tennessee Republicans such as Rep. Jimmy Duncan and former Rep. Bill Jenkins. Gov. Haslam has declined to take sides but has voiced a personal like for the incumbents. His father attended a reception for Wade. Setting aside the merits of Ramsey’s views, he certainly has the right to advocate change for whatever reason he puts forth. Likewise, he opens himself up to vigorous rebuttals. It is up to the voters to determine the merit of his arguments. Ramsey has placed a spotlight on contests that are normally under the political radar. That has made many uncomfortable. Penny White is the only justice to be denied a term.

She is now a professor at UT College of Law. As long as the state constitution mandates that the court must pick the state AG, it will place justices seeking another term in the crossfire on this issue. It cannot be avoided. Those who dislike this situation should work to change the constitution to remove the court from choosing the AG. That requires a constitutional amendment, which the voters must approve. This writer has long believed the selection should be direct popular election just as local DAs are elected. I sponsored legislation to achieve that from 1968 to 1984, but it did not pass. If that is not politically feasible, the governor should appoint them subject to legislative confirmation for a four-year term. But the court should not be in the business of choosing the state AG. The AG is a policymaking position and plays an important role in state government. The voters deserve a place in choosing the AG. No woman, African-American or Republican has ever been the AG under the present system, and there are qualified persons in all categories. If any justice is replaced in August, then Gov. Haslam will choose the new justice. ■ Eddie Smith, Republican candidate for state representative, opposed by Jason Emert in the August GOP primary, has picked up important support from state Rep. Bill Dunn, chair of the House Calendar Committee, who served on Smith’s host committee for a fundraiser June 3. Also on the host committee were Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones, GOP County Commission nominee Ed Brantley (who is unopposed in the August election), County Commissioner R. Larry Smith and former County Commissioner, city school board member and City Council member Ivan Harmon. The winner of the SmithEmert contest will face Democratic incumbent state Rep. Gloria Johnson, seeking her second term in November. It will be an uphill battle to overtake Johnson, but the state GOP will make a strong effort to unseat her. She has Team Rogero on her side. ■ Knoxville lost a wonderful leader with the passing of Dr. Robert Harvey on May 27. He was a champion of Knoxville College and was always there to assist in its most troubled days. He gave back to the community on a consistent basis.

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Legislators force budget-busting charter schools

On a night when the school board was confronted with the real-life pain of budget cuts, it nevertheless approved Emerald Youth Academy’s charter school application by a 7-1 vote (board member Gloria Deathridge was absent), a move that will drain Knox County Schools’ coffers of nearly $5 million a year once the school is fully operational.

Betty Bean Several board members made it clear that they were doing it only because state law is forcing them to. Even Karen Carson, the sole no vote, deplored the legislature’s interference. Everyone was careful to pay homage to the work Emerald Youth Foundation and its executive director, Steve Diggs, have done with the city’s children over the past two-plus decades, but the bottom line was this vote would have been dif-

ferent if state legislators had not made it almost impossible for local governments to turn down applications from privately operated, publicly funded nonprofit charter schools. Several summoned the specter of what happened to Metro Nashville Public Schools when its board voted not to approve a proposal for a charter school in West Nashville last year – state education commissioner Kevin Huffman withheld $3.4 million as punishment. The school, Great Hearts Academy, was a pet project of House Speaker Beth Harwell and Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and was nixed by the Nashville school board because of questions about diversity and access for all students. Its demise stiffened the resolve of pro-charter school forces to use their growing clout on the state level to send a message down to local school districts. Fear the budget ax: message received in Knox County, one of five counties included in the bill (along with

Davidson, Shelby, Hamilton and Hardeman). The Senate passed the charter school authorizer by just three votes. Knox County’s senators split, with Stacey Campfield voting yes and Becky Massey voting no. The House vote was more lopsided, and purely partisan, 61-28. Knox County’s Republicans (all alleged opponents of imposing unfunded mandates on local governments) – Harry Brooks, Ryan Haynes, Bill Dunn and Roger Kane voted yes. Democrats Gloria Johnson and Joe Armstrong voted no. The bill gives charter schools whose applications are rejected by the local educational authority (LEA), the right to appeal to the state school board, which will then approve or deny. The well-founded presumption is that approval will be almost automatic for most proposals, and power to oversee these charter schools would then be transferred to the state. The bill, which became

Public Chapter 850, says, in part, “Funding for charter schools authorized by the state board will be in accordance with present law, except that the LEA in which the charter school operates will pay to the department 100 percent of the per student share of local funding and 100 percent of any federal funding in the custody of the LEA that is due to the charter school.” This law will inevitably lead to a flood of budgetbusting charter-school applications that local governments will be powerless to deny. One administrator said that money for the Emerald school will be taken directly from the school where Emerald’s students were zoned. “The money follows the children.” Our legislative delegation can’t jigger the BEP formula to get Knox County its fair share, but they’re leading the charge for public-funded private schools. We must hold them accountable for the schools and kids who are left behind.

Fee office oversight is overdue “I like to pay taxes,” U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. once said. “With them I buy civilization.” If Holmes were alive and residing in Knox County, his taxes could also buy arrogance and ineptitude. Peering myopically past a mountain of evidence that gross incompetence plagues her office, Criminal Court Clerk Joy McCroskey recently granted across-theboard staff raises as high as 16 percent. Her “hard-working” employees deserved “a lot more than they got,” McCroskey said. We’re relieved they didn’t work harder; half the county might be wrongfully jailed had they put their noses to the grindstone. Mike Hammond, who will replace McCroskey this fall, says he will rescind the raises, so McCroskey’s in-your-face gesture only served to train the spotlight more intensely on the fee offices and the outdated salary suit system under which they operate. It also resurrected the larger question of overall accountability in those offices. If some view Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett’s decision to hold the line on pay for general government workers as miserly, McCroskey’s action reminds us of all that can go wrong when officeholders are responsible to no one but themselves. Former Knox County

subsequently pleaded guilty to official misconduct. Absent checks and balLarry ances, power readily corVan rupts. At the federal level, Guilder executive power is checked by the legislative branch. Legislative acts are checked by the judicial arm. Little in the Knox County Trustee Mike Lowe spent Charter checks the operamore than a decade stock- tions of the fee offices. Buding his fiefdom with reliable gets are submitted to the cronies to cement his hold Knox County Commission on the office. Along with for rubber-stamp approval, Lowe, several of them have but ultimately fee offices are been indicted for felonies responsible only to the votthat could earn them signif- ers, the same voters who reicant prison sentences. The grand jury that indicted Lowe recommended that the trustee be appointed by the mayor. Oppo- ■ Karen Carson wants teachers nents of a proposed charter to put concerns in writing and amendment in 2008 that send them up the chain of would have done just that command. cashed in on mistrust of ■ Indya Kincannon countered then-Knox County Mayor that some things cannot be Mike Ragsdale and some resolved at the school level dubious wording of the “because they are simply amendment to defeat it. disagreements.” Along with the trustee, ■ Mike McMillan asked Carson the Knox County Clerk, if she is trying to stop people Register of Deeds and Law from speaking at school Director would also have board meetings. been appointed by the may- ■ Of course not, said Carson. or under the proposal. The “I would not expect an “King Mayor” bogeyman triemployee to show up and umphed, and anxious voters be shut down because they torched the amendment. would know the policy and not show up.” John Duncan III’s abbreviated tenure as Knox ■ Meanwhile, teachers conCounty Trustee punctuated tinue to speak at board meetthe need for change in the ings and workshops, and last week three principals showed fee offices. Allegations of up to express unhappiness unearned bonuses led to with the leadership of Superthe resignation and indictintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre. ment of Duncan and several key staff members. Duncan ■ Foster Arnett, running to

turned Mike Lowe to office term after term. It’s worth considering that McCroskey might have become unhinged on the matter of pay raises three years ago without a replacement waiting in the wings to quash the insanity. Her only impediments were public opinion and the amount of fees collected by the office. The electorate may not be ready for mayoral appointments to the fee offices, but some executive oversight and control of their budgets is overdue.


keep his job as county clerk, and Mike Padgett, running to regain the job that he lost to term limits, are already slugging it out. ■ Any civic club looking for a good program should invite both guys on the same day for a spirited debate. ■ We’re sorry, but a fan of GOP candidate Clarence “Eddie” Pridemore called to complain that a photo we published “made him look bad” and accused us of supporting his opponent, Chancellor Daryl Fansler. Yet the photo we published is one taken from the website of the local bar association, submitted no doubt by Pridemore himself.

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Booster shot for John Bruhin

Patience, please. John Bruhin is facing a long walk, and it may take an extra minute. He is on his way back into the spotlight for one big night this summer. On July 24, he will be inducted into the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame. Bruhin, 49, has been “training” for a while. He is 70 pounds down from 420 and trying to get closer to playing weight. He has one new knee and needs another but can get along with a trusty cane. John played football at Powell High, Tennessee and Tampa Bay. The adventure came with a price. There are scars. He struggles to get up from a chair. So, tell us, John Bruhin, if you could go back to the

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beginning … “I’d do it all over again.” Going back would mean downtown Powell, barefoot walks down the hill to Groner’s Store, being poor without really realizing it. “Ray McCloud, a neighbor and friend, was my first source of football information. We’d talk about Tennessee. He had known General Neyland and a lot of other famous names. He knew about tradition. He gave me tickets a few times

when he didn’t want to go to games. “That’s how I got to see Ernie and Bernie (Grunfeld and King) in basketball.” Other friends were vital. “Fred Sisk had been to a baseball academy. He knew a lot. He taught me how to lift weights and properly stretch. He also taught me how to write papers for school.” Fred’s dad, Governor Sisk, owned a gas station on Clinton Highway. He saw potential in young Bruhin. “When I’d be below zero, he would give me an occasional $20. He may have never known how much that meant.” Some said playing at Tennessee was an impossible dream but John thought maybe, perhaps, possibly he

could make it. He tried to make a deal with his dad. “My father had a drinking problem. I asked if he’d stop drinking if I made the team.” Half happened. John earned a scholarship. He made the starting lineup in 1985 as a sophomore guard. “That is my best memory of football, my first significant playing time. The team was really a team. We had Tony (Robinson), but we didn’t have a lot of superstars. We didn’t have a lot of anything except heart. “Eight of us used the same sports coat to have our pictures taken for the brochure. Seven of us didn’t have one.” Phillip Fulmer was Ten-

nessee’s line coach. He vividly remembers three seasons with Bruhin. “He was such an outstanding talent. He was really a great player, unusually athletic and fast for his size. He may have had the most talent of anyone I had coached up to that time. “John needed guidance. There were days when it was a hug and a kick on the rear. I had to be tough at times. He almost quit. I remember him going to Georgia to check on some hunting dogs. We had to go get him. “There probably were days when he didn’t like me, but I didn’t burn the bridge. I think we are best friends.” It was Fulmer who first said John had NFL potential. Bruhin didn’t believe it.

But, the Bucs drafted him in the fourth round. He won a starting job. He made some money. If the knees had lasted longer … The years since have not been the proverbial rose garden. John has had ups and downs, health problems, even heartbreak. He has decided God must have a plan, maybe that he should offer to others lessons learned, wisdom gained. The hall of fame induction is a big deal. It figures to be a booster shot for several of us. Fulmer rearranged a speaking engagement in Denver to be here. “I wouldn’t miss it,” he said. Me neither. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is

Remembering Dr. Charles Bond HISTORY AND MYSTERIES | Dr. Jim Tumblin The Rev. Charles S. Bond came to Foun- two years, he had completed his high school tain City’s Central Baptist Church in 1945 work. While attending the Southern Baptist when the church had some 1,200 members Convention in 1932, he met Dr. James T. and retired in 1975 when there were 2,300, Warren, then president of Carson-Newman one of the largest congregations in the College. Warren persuaded him to do some preparatory work at Harrison-Chilhowee Knoxville area at that time. During his 30-year ministry, the church Baptist Academy in Seymour and to then built a $275,000 sanctuary and a three- matriculate at Carson-Newman. By attending both Carson-Newman’s regular and story, $160,000 education building. While those numbers are impressive, summer sessions, he completed his bachthey do not fully reflect the immense differ- elor’s degree in only three years and graduence Dr. Bond made in his church and his ated cum laude in May 1933. During his student years, the Rev. Bond community. Nor do they reveal the posipreached at Pleasant tive changes that ocGrove and Union Bapcurred in a multitude Dr. Charles S. Bond tist churches in Cocke of individual lives (1906-1982) served County, then served at through his daily as minister of one Crichton (now Concord) witness to his faith of Knox County’s First Baptist Church, and his public and first mega churches, where he was ordained personal ministry. from 1945 to 1975. on Oct. 1, 1933. While 2014 – the cenPhoto courtesy of the seeking his master’s in tennial anniversary C.M. McClung Historical theology at Southern of Central Baptist Collection Baptist Seminary in Church – is an apLouisville, Ky., he travpropriate time to celebrate the life of this man who left a legacy eled weekends to serve First Baptist Church in Rockwood. He became pastor of the few can match. Charles Stephen Bond was born on Aug. First Baptist Church of Athens in 1939 but 7, 1906, in Danielsville (Madison County), was called to his final pastorate at Fountain Ga., the son of Joseph Lee and Ellie Andrew City’s Central Baptist Church in 1945. While he was a student at Carson-NewBond. His childhood on his father’s farm left him with a lifetime appreciation for the man, the Rev. Bond had been named colsoil and influenced him to purchase and lege orator and served three years on the maintain his farm in the Corryton commu- debate team. His eloquent sermons reflected that early indication of his speaking nity later in life. Following his elementary-school years, ability. During times of illness and bereaveCharles had attended high school for less ment, his pastoral skills brought hope and than a year when he took a job with a lum- comfort to his parishioners. ber company in south Georgia. While on his Due to his declining health, Dr. Bond resecond job with a meat company in Lake- tired, effective July 31, 1975. As previously land, Fla., he attended a citywide revival mentioned, his 30-year ministry brought a and was converted. He became active in considerable increase in membership and the Lakeland First Baptist Church and its considerable expansion of Central Baptist’s Sunday School and Baptist Young People’s sanctuary and its education building. HowUnion. ever, the spiritual growth of his church and When he felt called to the ministry in his positive influence on the community 1931, he realized he needed more educa- were even more significant. tion and enlisted a fellow church member During his distinguished career, he to tutor him in the evenings. In less than served as vice-president of the Tennessee

Central Baptist Church of Fountain City began in 1914 with 33 charter members and celebrates its 100th anniversary on Oct. 26. Photo courtesy of Central Baptist Church

Baptist Convention, trustee of CarsonNewman College, trustee of East Tennessee Baptist Hospital and member of the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. He was awarded his honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree by Carson-Newman College in 1953. Charles S. Bond and Mary Briggs Lambert, also a Carson-Newman graduate, were married in her hometown of Lewisburg (Marshall County), Tenn. on Dec. 29, 1942. They would become the parents of four children: Charles Stephen Jr., Mary Rachel Conniff, Miriam A. Tate and Joseph Lambert. Having experienced congestive heart problems for several years, Dr. Bond passed away on March 31, 1982. After services at Central Baptist, conducted by Dr. Calvin S. Metcalf, Dr. Bond was interred in the Lone Oak Cemetery in Lewisburg. Originally organized as the Bright Hope Baptist Church on Oct. 28, 1914, when 33

charter members met at the Bright Hope Masonic Hall, the name was changed to Central Baptist Church of Fountain City in July 1915. In that same month the church purchased property on North Broadway, soon began construction and occupied its new building on Oct. 3, 1915. The second building program resulted in the dedication of a larger sanctuary on Aug. 13, 1924. The large educational annex was added in 1940. While the first two buildings had faced Broadway, ground was broken for a much larger sanctuary facing Lynnwood in March 1949 and the dedication held on June 11, 1950. The Family Life Center was added in 1984, and the present sanctuary was refurbished in 1997-98. Central Baptist Church of Fountain City will be celebrating its 100th anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 26, and will be looking forward to another century of service to the community.

Sheriff’s Office to offer VIN etching For the past 20 years, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters to provide a free program to help prevent thieves from stealing your car. Operation Vehicle I.D. will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, will host VBS Friday-Sunday, June 20-22, for grades K-5. Times: 6-8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-noon Saturday; 10-11 a.m. Sunday. Info/to volunteer: 690-1060 or Kristin Stanley, 247-7424 or ■ Black Oak Ridge Baptist Church, 6404 Old Maynardville Pike, will host Cruisin’ the

Amazing Amazon VBS 6:30-9 p.m. through Friday, June 13, for age 4-adult. Meal provided. Activities include games and crafts. Info: 688-9073. ■ Central Baptist Church of Fountain City, 5364 N. Broadway, will host Have u Herd VBS 9 a.m.-noon through Friday, June 13, for age 3-rising 6th-graders. Preregister at

Becky k Brody d Ch Chaffee ff received civil engineering degrees from UC Berkley and Cornell University, but her passion is music. She moved to Knoxville and reared her two kids here. They “were clearly very bright and needed something to supplement their education,” Chaffee says. So she enrolled them both in Suzuki music lessons – her daughter on violin and her son on piano. Chaffee herself is a flutist, but as her kids progressed in their lessons, she found herself falling more and more in love with the violin. The active mom put in many hours doing volunteer work in the school system, and as both of her children grew older and started driving, she found that she had time to sew. “I am quite the gift-giver,” she says, “and I sewed eight purses as gifts within two years.” Meanwhile, her fascination with the violin grew. She wanted to learn to play the instrument and for a time studied it alongside her daughter. Carpal tunnel syndrome in both wrists put an end to that. But the talented crafter wasn’t done with the fiddle yet. “I was in a craft store and saw a button that looked ■ Christ UMC, 7535 Maynardville Pike, will host Weird Animals VBS 5:45-8:15 p.m. June 16-20, for age 4-rising 6th-graders. Supper will be served. Info: 922-2890.

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Carol’s Corner like a chin rest (for a violin), and, crazy as I am, I thought ‘I have to make a violin purse.’ ” She did. And she “became obsessed with improving them. And people started asking me to sew other instruments.” Eventually she set up a website to sell her wares and christened the business “Violettes by Becky.” And she found herself trying to do even more for the young musical community. In the spring of this year, she spearheaded the first annual Music Composition Competition for Youth, with a challenge to school-age kids to write a song, with or without words, titled “Being Me Now.” Entries came from all over the United States and Canada. A panel of distinguished judges declared winners from California, Illinois, New York and Maryland, with a cash prize for the first-place winner,

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David Ghesser, 16, of Van Nuys, Calif. One of those judges was the conductor of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Maestro Lucas Richman, who will serve his final year with the KSO during the 2014-2015 season. “I am always interested in doing whatever I can to help foster and guide creativity from our younger generations,” says Richman. “The mentorship that I received in my own formative years has always stayed with me and, if the competition entries were any indication of the talent being mentored today around the country, I would say that we will have some very bright spots arising on the musical horizon!” Next year, Chaffee plans to pair mentors with students through Skype, the audiovisual Internet communication service. She’s tireless in her advocacy for young musicians. And she’s got a very big event planned soon. On Saturday, June 21, Violettes by Becky, in partnership with Target Golf Driving Range in Powell, will host a “Swing for Joy” fundraiser for the Joy of Music School. The widely known Knoxville nonprofit provides music lessons and instruments for children who can’t afford them.

Target Golf will donate proceeds from each purchase of a bucket of balls to the school. Prizes to be drawn every hour include greens passes to several golf courses, a Smoky Mountain rafting trip, Brixx Woodfired Grill and Brazeiros Brazilian Steakhouse gift certificates and much more. In addition, from Friday through Sunday, June 2022, visit Brixx Woodfired Grill and mention that you are there for “Joy,” and the restaurant will donate money to the school from each pizza ordered. You can sign up for events and view details on Facebook. In particular, Chaffee is looking for $500 sponsorships for talented young musicians. “It’s exciting to me to think that I have encouraged even one child with creativity,” says Chaffee. Please consider helping her in her generous efforts. “Swing for Joy,” a fundraiser for the Joy of Music School, takes place beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 21 at Target Golf Driving Range, 5311 W. Beaver Creek Drive, Powell. Info: 696-4133 or ViolettesbyBecky.

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Anchors the Soul VBS 7-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 16-20.

■ New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 7115 Tipton Lane off East Beaver Creek Drive, will host VBS 7-8:45 p.m. through Friday, June 13, with classes for all ages. ■ Pleasant Gap Baptist Church, 4311 Pleasant Gap Drive, will host Hope

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The day the sky fell When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and there came a great earthquake; the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood; and the stars of the sky fell to the earth as the fig tree drops its winter fruit when shaken by a gale. (Revelation 6: 12-13 NRSV) My Lord! What a mourning, My Lord! What a mourning, Yes, My Lord! What a mourning, When the stars begin to fall. (Negro spiritual)

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VBS teaches Biblical principles By Ruth White Beaver Dam Baptist Church kicked off summer with the first of many Vacation Bible Schools to be hosted across Knox County in the next couple of months. This year Lifeway produced “Agency D3” for Bible school, and participants learn to discover, defend and decide their beliefs through music, games, art activities and more.

The program is based on 1 Peter 3:15: “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” Vacation Bible School is a great time for children to turn off the television and get out and moving while Caroline Beeler and Juanita Mullins lead songs to kick off VBS at meeting new friends. Beaver Dam Baptist Church. Photos by R. White

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Shirley and Jerry Vittatoe were honored for 25 years of ministry at Clear Springs Baptist Church. Photo by R. White

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There was no traditional bakery cake at the reception to honor Jerry and Shirley Vittatoe last weekend. Instead, the dessert tables were overflowing with homemade cobbler and pies of every variety. When the Vittatoes arrived at Clear Springs Baptist Church in May 1989, the congregation had an average attendance of 225.

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A-8 • JUNE 11, 2014 • HALLS/FOUNTAIN CITY Shopper news

Halls HOSA team attends state By Ruth White The students of the Halls High School North Knox HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) chapter were busy this school year. The students collected eyeglasses for the Lions Club, participated in a Second Harvest food drive, assisted with two MEDIC blood drives, fundraised for the HOSA National Service Project with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, assisted with BMI screenings, prepared shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, provided three Thanksgiving food baskets for local families, provided Christmas presents for local children, sponsored Coats for the Cold, collected warm clothes for the homeless, sponsored America’s Tooth Fairy Smile Drive for National Children’s Dental Health Month by donating


more than 200 dental-care items, sold breast-cancerawareness bracelets, and participated in regional, state and national HOSA Leadership Conferences. Students competing included Branden Shultz, Career Health Display Team; Jasmine Fox, Health Care Issues Exam; Sydney Lam, Extemporaneous Health Poster; Jessie Portwood, Emergency Medical Technician Team; Alexa Norton, Dental Science; Briauna Blevins, Veterinary Science; Denice Collette, Medical Assisting; Dharma Daily, Career Health Display Team; Shade Niece, Medical Law and Ethics Exam; Reese Collier, Emergency Medical Technician Team; Maisie Stiles, Extemporaneous Writing; and Chrissy Reed, Clinical Nursing. HOSA sponsor is Jeana Kirby.

Halls High School students who attended the state HOSA Leadership Conference in Nashville include: Branden Shultz, Jasmine Fox, Sydney Lam, Jessie Portwood, Alexa Norton, Briauna Blevins, Denice Collette, Dharma Daily, Shade Niece, Reese Collier, Maisie Stiles and Chrissy Reed. Photo submitted or Host an exchange student fax, 922-4467. Nominees Report cards were World Heritage Student Exchange Program, a nonprofit should have graduated from mailed Monday, June 2. If organization, is looking for local host families for high school CHS at least 20 years ago. your child did not receive a students from around the world for the 2014-15 school year. report card, they are on the Families will provide room, board and guidance. Couhold list for books, etc. The ples, single parents and families with or without children school office is open 9 a.m. living at home are all encouraged to apply. to noon Wednesdays during Each exchange student is fully insured, brings their own the summer. spending money and expects to bear their share of household responsibilities and participate in normal family activities. ■ Central Alumni Info: Adrienne Smith, 240-4144, or ■

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Summer transfer window Knox County Schools’ summer transfer window ends 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 1. The transfer window provides an opportunity for parents or legal guardians to request transfers for their students who meet at least one of the following criteria: ■ Students new to the Knox County Schools, including kindergarten students ■ Students who have had a change in family circumstances such as custody or guardianship since Feb. 19, 2014 ■ Students with a change of address since Feb. 19, 2014 ■ Students seeking a transfer to a magnet program where space is available Parents can apply for transfers by completing a transfer application form in person at 912 S. Gay St., Suite 103; faxing an application to 865-594-1504; mailing an application to Supervisor of Enrollment, Knox County Schools, P.O. Box 2188, Knoxville, TN 37901 or applying online. Info:

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Gibbs Elementary students tour D.C. Fifth-grade students from Gibbs Elementary attended the much-anticipated trip to Washington, D.C., with the safety-patrol team. While visiting the World War II Memorial, the kids heard from a 91-year-old veteran who talked about his experiences on the front line and how he helped steal German parts to repair American vehicles. Students also “photo bombed” a wedding photo session. Photo submitted

Triathlon for kids By Sara Barrett For adventurous kids looking for a summer challenge, the Kids Triple Crown Challenge might be a perfect fit. The new triathlon series will consist of the Salamander Splash and Dash Saturday, June 21, at the West Side YMCA; the Sharks and Seals Kids Tri Saturday, July 19, at Springbrook Pool in Alcoa; and the Dragonfly Kids Tri Saturday, Aug. 16, at Knoxville Racquet Club. Events are for kids ages 7-15 of all ability levels. According to Crown Cleaners owner and event sponsor Dan Holecek, participants don’t have to be good at all three compo-

nents of the triathlon – which include swimming, biking and running – to succeed since each one is only a portion of the event. Groups can also register as relay teams so participants can compete in the sport in which they are best. The schedule is the same for all three dates. Registration is $70, and checkin will begin at 7 a.m. Kids ages 7-10 will start at 8:30 a.m., and kids 11-15 will start at 9 a.m. Awards will be given at 10 a.m. Participants will receive a water bottle and T-shirt, and racers also will receive a medal upon finishing. Info: events.

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REUNIONS ■ Central High School’s class of 1959 will hold its 55th reunion Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22-23, at Beaver Brook Country Club. Info: Judy Edenfield Hodge, 531-4837 or judychs59@mindspring. com, or Harold Knott, 947-3486 or haroldknot@

The summer camp “Discover Your Inner Genius” will be held for kids ages 7-9, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 2327, at Sacred Heart School, ■ Central High School’s class 711 S. Northshore Drive. of 1979 will hold its 35th Activities will include reunion 6 p.m. to midnight character development, Saturday, Aug. 16, at Beaver Spanish, hands-on nutriBrook Country Club. Cost is tion, art, exercise and mu$30 before Friday, July 11. sic. Space is limited to 15 Casual attire. Info: Tracey campers. Healthy snacks Whedbee Long, tracey3801@ will be provided., or Linda The cost for the week is Beeler Price, 661-9485 or $125. Info: Sarah Hamilton,, ■ Central High School’s class or Jay Apking, japking@aol. of 1989 will reunite June 14. com. Tickets are $40. Make checks payable to CHS Class of ’89

HMS hosts basketball camp Cade Covert runs through a drill with Lauren Biliter during the Halls Middle School basketball camp. Camp sessions include fundamentals in the morning (9 a.m. to noon) and game camp in the afternoon (12:30-3:30 p.m.). Camp sessions are Mondays June 16, 23 and 30 and July 14. Each camp is $60/session with a $10 price break if a participant attends both. Info: Bill Warren, 742-7366. Photo by Ruth White

and mail to Felecia Turner, 1103 Darby Lane, Forest, VA 24551. Info: Felecia (Robbins) Turner, feleciaturner@, or Mark Allen, ■ Halls High School’s class of 1964 will kick off its 50th class reunion with a cookout at Dan Bolinger’s house, Friday, Aug. 1. Dinner and dancing will be held Saturday, Aug. 2, at Beaver Brook Country Club. The cookout is free but dinner at the country club is $50 per person. Looking for lost classmates

Ruby Beeler, Joyce Ellis, Carol Helton, Judy McCoy, Frances Toppins, Carol Wilson and Mary Weaver Small. Info: Dan Bolinger, 922-2116, or Charlotte Hackney Jellicorse, 688-8042. ■ Ye Olde Burlington Gang will have its annual reunion 6 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at Macedonia United Methodist Church, 4630 Holston Drive. Bring a potluck dish. Free and open to anyone who grew up in Burlington from the 1920s on. Info: Betsy Pickle, 577-2231.

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A third-row seat to history It’s a big deal for East Tennessee each year when the Ella Baker Child Policy Training Institute brings a couple thousand of American’s brightest and most idealistic young people for a weeklong training session before they go out to manage Freedom Schools across the country. Called servant-leaders, the college students are interns of the Children’s Defense Fund who will be teaching impoverished kids later this summer. They live for a week in a dorm at UT, with their main activities at the Alex Haley Farm in Norris. Full group assemblies are held at the Knoxville Convention Center, which is where I went on Sunday, grabbing a seat on the third row. Folks my age relived history when the legendary Freedom Singers performed, followed by speakers Marian Wright Edelman, Andrew Young Jr. and U.S. Rep. John Lewis. But the evening was about the young people there from 29 states. One called the

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speakers “our elders.” Ouch! We hold images of John Lewis at age 23 leading the March on Washington, Andy Young at the UN for Jimmy Carter and as Atlanta’s mayor in the 1980s, Marian Wright advocating for kids and civil rights way before she married lawyer and Bobby Kennedy aide Peter Edelman. College students of the 1960s believed we would change the world. And now we hope the kids in their 20s can. Being on the third row, I had a chance to meet the speakers afterward. But I bypassed the stars to approach the young woman who had so competently presided over the introduction of 50-plus Ella Baker Trainers. “You’re good,” I said,

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$25,600 is a lot of money. We should call it out and ask them to reimburse us.” – Thomas Deakins Board member Thomas Deakins, speaking of the cost to Knox County Schools of mailing report cards after the state Department of Education failed to get the TCAP test scores back to Knox County before summer dismissal.

“We want young people to see college, not jail, in their future. And it’s very hard to be what you can’t see.” – Marian Wright Edelman grabbing her hand. “As your Shaquite Pegues looked elder, I’m saying, ‘Find a straight back and said, “Yes, district. Run for Congress.’ ” ma’am.”

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FTN CITY – 3BR rancher w/in-ground pool. This home features additional rec rm & den/office area. Eat-in kit. Several updates including: Windows, HVAC 6 yrs, roof, fresh paint & new carpet. $179,900 (883001)

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Run, hide but don’t panic By Cindy Taylor

“We’ve got people down everywhere,” Tennova North employee Janine Mingie warned a physician who entered the building. “Don’t panic. It’s only a drill.” When the first gunshot echoed through the atrium at Tennova North on a recent Friday, employees and visitors had been warned that the active shooter drill was simulated. That didn’t make it any less terrifying. During the drill a disgruntled employee was terminated, left the premises and returned with a loaded gun, blanks only in this scenario. He shot everyone he encountered in reception, HR, administration and medical records before taking a hostage. In

case anyone is wondering, blanks are just as loud as the real thing. Knox County deputies responded first, followed by a SWAT team. Emergency personnel set up a Mobile Command Unit onsite to triage the wounded survivors and negotiate with the shooter. According to SWAT team commander Clyde Cowan, typical response time for emergency personnel during a situation of this type is 30 minutes. “During an event, responders are in contact with hospital administration to access a floor plan and develop a strategy,” said Cowan. “Sometimes resolving actual situations can take days.” Those who were shot were given sealed envelopes

and told to open them afterward to see if they survived the shooting. Survivors were triaged at the Mobile Command Unit rather than inside the facility. “We tell our employees to run, fight or hide in this type of situation,” said John Ewart, executive director of facilities. “Normally an active shooter will have control until the police arrive. Our primary goal is to protect our staff and visitors.” Finally the shooter surrendered, and no one else was harmed. The drill lasted almost two hours and played out as a real-life situation. Tennova facilities hold at least two disaster drills each year to help employees prepare should an actual event occur.

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Property sales increase in May By Sherry Witt The

month of May brought some good news to the local real estate market as property sales jumped by 141 transfers. For the Witt month ending on May 30, there were 962 property sales recorded in Knox County. Last month’s activity also bested the 918 transfers recorded in May 2013. Although the number of new sales was encouraging, the total value of property sold was down slightly from April, as well as being

transaction. Our spring Registers meeting was a huge success! was loaned against real es- Many thanks to all those tate in Knox County, a fig- who helped make it posure nearly identical to the sible. The Registers from amount loaned in April but across the state thoroughly well below the 2013 levels. enjoyed being here and exLast May almost $336 mil- periencing our great comlion was loaned in mortgag- munity. As president of the es and refinances. Tennessee Registers AssociThe largest land transfer ation it made me especially of the month involved the grateful and proud to serve Marble Alley Lofts on South and represent the people of Central Street. The parcel Knox County. sold for $3.56 million. A Deed of Trust financing the Marble Alley Lofts in the amount of $29.5 million was the largest mortgage

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Fort Sanders Regional honors clinical staff for excellence Fort Sanders Regional recently announced the 2014 winners of the hospital’s annual Clinical Excellence in Nursing Awards. Seventeen staff members throughout the facility were recognized during a special National Nurses Week ceremony. The awards signify the exceptional care and compassion each honored individual regularly gives to his or her patients. The Fort Sanders Nursing Excellence Awards are especially meaningful because the employees are nominated by those who provide care beside them, their nursing co-workers. The final winners are then selected by a panel of hospital leaders that includes past honorees. This year’s winners are: Shawn Campbell, RN, CVICU; Kelly Danielson, RN, GI-Endoscopy; Denise Gregg, CAN, 9 North; Sherry Hackworth, RN, 5 West; Katie Haun, RN, 7 North; Michelle Jones, Department Assistant, Surgery; Alison Lavin, RN, 4 West; Jennifer McGregor, RN, Women’s Services; Dina Miller, RN, Float Pool; Maleia O’Neal, Tech, Women’s Services; Amanda Roark, RN, 8 North; Valencia Talley, RN, 7 North; Sandra Thorn, HUC, Women’s Services; Angela Turner, RN, ICU; Jeannine Varga, RN, Emergency Department. In addition to the Clinical Excellence Awards, the Fort Sanders nursing staff selected Cardiovascular Intensive Care (CVICU) nurse Michael Chesser as the recipient of the 2014 Peggy Mayer Gilbertson Outstanding Nurse of the Year Award. The hospital’s physicians honored Emergency Department nurse Michael Shelton with the 2014 Elizabeth Killeffer Award.

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Registration open for the Crown Education Camp for students in grades 7-12. Three tracks available: Crown Music Camp, Crown STEM Camp and Crown Vocational Skills Camp. Info/preregistration: or 1-877-MY-CROWN.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11 Computer Workshops: Internet and Email Basics, 2 p.m., Burlington Branch Library, 4614 Asheville Highway. Requires “Introducing the Computer” or equivalent skills. To register: 525-5431. Seniors potluck lunch, 11 a.m., Maynardville Senior Citizen Center, Main Street, Maynardville. Includes “A visit with Abe and Mary Todd Lincoln” skit. All senior citizens welcome.

THURSDAY, JUNE 12 VFW meeting, 7 p.m., 140 Veteran St., Maynardville. All veterans are invited. Info: 278-3784. Summer Library Club presents the Zoomobile, 11 a.m., Burlington Branch Library, 4614 Asheville Highway. Info: 525-5431. Living with Diabetes: Putting the Pieces Together, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Sponsored by Summit Medical Group, this class reviews the American Diabetes Association guidelines for self-management. Info: 689-2681. Summer Library Club presents magician Michael Messing, 3 p.m., Carter Branch Library. Info: Info: 933-5438. Genealogy Help Night, 6-8 p.m., Washington County Tennessee Public Library, 200 Sabin Drive, Jonesborough. Hosted by the Jonesborough Genealogical Society. Knoxville Christian Women’s Connection luncheon: An Elegant Accessories Extravaganza, 10:45 a.m., Buddy’s Bearden Banquet Hall, 5806 Kingston Pike. Features an accessories exchange: bring in a bag, purse, scarf, necklace, earrings, or a one size fits all hat or belt to exchange for this event. Guest speaker: Phyllis Page, from Chelsea, Ala. Cost: $12. Child care by reservation only. Info/reservations: 315-8182 or Seniors program, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Heiskell Community Center, 9420 Heiskell Road. Guest speaker: author Bonnie Peters. Payment for July bus trip due.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 13 Farm Fresh Fridays: Union County Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., downtown Maynardville. Info: 992-8038. Movie on the Lawn at St. Paul UMC, 4014 Garden Drive. Hot dogs, chips, popcorn, lemonade provided by the church beginning 7:30 p.m. Movie: “Despicable Me 2”; starts at dusk, around 8:45 p.m. Bring blanket or lawn chairs. Teen Splatter Art Party, 3 p.m., Powell Branch Library, 330 West Emory Road. Snacks will be provided. Info: 947-6210.




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Yard sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Cornerstone Baptist Church on Mynatt Drive. Proceeds to benefit the church youth.

SATURDAY, JUNE 14 Screening of the Student Knoxville 24 Hour Film Festival films, 1 p.m., Bijou Theatre on Gay Street. Family-friendly event; open to the public. Info: www. Beginner Drop Spindle, 1-3 p.m., Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 in Norris. Instructor: Kathleen Marquardt. Registration deadline: June 8. Info: 494-9854 or www. Big Ridge Canoe Trip. Overnight canoe paddle trip with Ranger Derek. Registration required. Info/registration: 992-5523. Boxes of Blessings (food) distribution, 9-11 a.m., Dante Church of God, 410 Dante School Road. Anyone who would like to come and receive a box of blessings is invited. You must be present to receive a box of food. One box per household. Saturday Stories and Songs: David Claunch, 11 a.m. Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Info: 689-2681. Thunder Road Gospel Jubilee, 7 p.m., WMRD 94.5 FM, 1388 Main St., Maynardville. All pickers and singers welcome.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, JUNE 14-15 Father’s Day Camp and Canoe Trip, Big Ridge State Park. To sign up: 206-9459 or

MONDAY JUNE 16 Luttrell Senior’s Luncheon, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Luttrell Community Center, 115 Park Road. Bring a dish to share. Everyone welcome. Fun With Shakespeare, 3 p.m., Carter Branch Library, 9036 Asheville Highway. The Tennessee Stage Company will present an interactive workshop designed especially for elementary school age children, focusing on the play “Much Ado About Nothing.” Info: 933-5438.

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YOUR BABY would CHEAP Houses For Sale HALLS TOTALLY REDUCED! HALLS 2 PLOTS GREENbe raised in a warm, Up to 60% OFF remodeled inside & 4BR brick home WOOD CEM, secsecure, home filled 865-309-5222 out, like new! w/4-car gar, open tion 11, Lot 472, with endless love & 3BR/2BA, garage, flr plan, neutral degraves 3 & 4. $3000 www.Cheap opportunities. FP, master on cor, beautiful landboth, buyer pays for Expenses paid. main. Only $119,90. scaping, spacious transfer deed. Call GARFIELD ESWebb Properties, screened porch & 586-296-6074. TATES All-brick 865-922-5500. Owner/ more. Only $269,900. 3BR/2BA, 2-car gar, agent. Webb Properties, deck w/pool & mtn 922-5500. Owner/ views. $184,000. Call agent. Tommie Cox at 6794 LOTS, Greenwood 8430. Elite Realty HOUSE FOR SALE, Cemetery. Lots 1, 2, Grp 423-307-8566. Payment cheaper For Sale By Owner 40a 6, & 7 in Section 2. than renting! 7651 Call 938-1046. Applecross Rd, Corryton. 100% financ- 3924 ARLINE DR, BURIAL CRYPTS (2) ing avail. 216-2917. 922-4136 or 218-WEST(9378) Freeway s/d. All side-by-side, 1st brick bsmnt ranch. level, Sherwood 3000 sq ft, 4BR/3BA, Memorial Gardens. GARAGE SPACE L/R, D/R, 2 kit, 2 both $5500/bo. Retail dens, 2 FP, two 2$6495 ea 865-705-6676 car gars w/concrete driveways. Lg rear HIGHLAND MEM'L porch, deck & conCEM Garden of the crete patio, new Last Supper, Lot HVAC, new roof. #24A, spaces 3&4. Corner lot, well $3300 for both. Save landscaped, an $1100+. 216-3950 ideal Mother-in-Law suite. $239,500. Call HIGHLAND MEMO922-2403 or 705-4217 RIAL WEST, 2 lots for appointment. for $1475. Phone HEART OF HALLS! Over 1900 sq ft all brick rancher with full apartment 423-676-4114 BEAUTIFUL down (over 2600 sq ft total) totally updated in perfect shape with de4BR/3BA COUNTRY HOME on 2 ac. 2850 sq General tached 50’ garage and attached 2-car garage. $237,900 MLS#887714 109 ft. custom-built in '03. Wrap-around covered porch, expansive deck BIG RIDGE PARK w/scrn porch, all wood flrs, antique light fixtures, gas FP w/antique mantle, sunrm w/ woodburning stove. Privacy w/convenience. 5 mins from Halls, 10-15 mins to I-75. Shown by appt. only. $273,500. or 389-4873 1.2 ACRES! Privacy and wildlife. Walking distance to Big Ridge Park &

LINDA / GARY 1-800-395-5773


MCMAHAN, JASON 394062MASTER Ad Size 3 x 5 N <ec>

Ave. A light supper is served. Info/reservation: Brenda Fletcher, 544-6277. Entries accepted to Fountain City Art Center Open Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave. Opening reception and awards presentation 6:308 p.m. Friday, June 20. Info/entry forms: fcartcenter@ or Summer Reading Program: Snakes! with Big Ridge State Park ranger Derrick Wilson, 1 p.m., Luttrell Public Library Luttrell Public Library. Info: 992-0208. Honor Guard meeting, 7 p.m., 140 Veteran St., Maynardville. All veterans invited. Info: 256-5415. Summer Library Club presents magician Michael Messing, 11 a.m. Powell Branch Library, 330 West Emory Road. Info: 947-6210. Summer Library Club presents magician Michael Messing, 2 p.m., Halls Branch Library, 4518 E. Emory Road. Info: 922-2552.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18 Seniors potluck lunch, 10 a.m., Sharps Chapel Community Center. All seniors welcome. Fun on the Farm presented by Tennessee Valley Fair, 11 a.m., Burlington Branch Library, 4614 Asheville Highway. Info: 525-5431.

THURSDAY, JUNE 19 Summer Library Club presents the Zoomobile, 10 a.m., North Knoxville Branch Library, 2901 Ocoee Trail. Info: 525-7036. Summer Library Club presents the Zoomobile, 4 p.m., Mascot Branch Library, 1927 Library Road. Info: 933-2620.

FRIDAY, JUNE 20 Farm Fresh Fridays: Union County Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., downtown Maynardville. Info: 992-8038. Opening reception and awards presentation for Fountain City Art Center Open show, 6:308 p.m., Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave. Exhibit runs through July 12. Info: 357-2787 or www. Amazingly Awesome Science with Dr. Al Hazari, 2 p.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Info: 689-2681.

SATURDAY, JUNE 21 Cades Cove tour with Bill Landry, 9 a.m., departing from the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend. Tickets: $50 per person; includes light snacks and a cold beverage. Reservations required: 448-8838. Fishing at Big Ridge State Park, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., hosted by the veterans. All kids welcome. Lunch provided. Info: Maynardville Public Library, 992-7106. Benefit singing and cookout, 1-6 p.m., 1388 Main St., Maynardville. Hosted by Thunder Road Gospel Jubilee. Cookout and drinks on site available for purchase. Proceeds go to The Thunder Road Gospel Jubilee. Regular Saturday night singing begins 6 p.m. Info: Joe Painter: 201-5748. Buckner family reunion, Wilson Park in Maynardville. Lunch at noon. Bring homemade dishes, drinks, desserts and lawn chairs. All family and friends invited. Info: Carolyn Norris, 992-8321; Billy Cox, 992-3466; Jean Mize, 992-3674; Anna Hubbs Todd, 992-2656.

49 Office Space - Rent 65 Houses - Unfurnished 74 Healthcare

TINDELL'S 378577MASTER Ad Size 3 x 3.5 N help wanted <ec>

Norris Lake. Almost 2300 sq ft 3BR rancher w/ 4th br or bonus rm & 3rd BA above garage. $235,000 MLS#870764

3.5 ACRES! Updated brick 2BR with extra living quarters in bsmt, detached 100x30 garage big enough for RV, great location off Norris Freeway close to Walmart. $169,900 MLS#878676 ALMOST 2 ACRES! Halls, lays great, lots of hardwoods, not restricted great place to build your dream home in the Halls school zone. $38,000

Condos- Townhouses 42 FSBO: 2BR/2BA, sunroom, all-brick detatched condo. 9223180 or 680-6026.

Cemetery Lots 2


922-4136 or 218-WEST(9378)

Local Driving/Delivery 106a


SHANNON VALLEY FARMS 5 BR, 3 BA + Bonus 3,457 SF, built in 2011, Fenced yard, Master on Main, Granite Counters, SS Appl., Secu. Syst., Irrigation Syst., Landscape Lighting, 3 Car Grg, Storage, Prof. Landscaping. $319,900. 865-250-7932


Jason McMahan 257-1332 • 922-4400



LOTS W/VAULTS, Greenwood Cem., Garden of Memories; Value $5390; asking $4300. 865-680-7942

110 Dogs

HIGHLAND MEMOSMALL, CUTE & CHIROPRACTIC Pike Office RIAL WEST, 2 lots Tazewell CLEAN 1B, ideal THERAPY ASSISPark, 3214 Tazewell for $1475. Phone for working single. TANT position avail Pike. 2 mins from I423-676-4114 no pets/no smoking. June 16, Union 640. Singles & CR/BK check req'd. County Chiropractic suites. Reasonable! $485 + dep. 688-2933 Clinic, MaynardCall 963-5933 ville. Licensure a Real Estate Wanted 50 plus but not mandaRentals To Share 79 tory. Applicant's CA$H for your House! duties include Cash Offer in 24 Hours therapeutic modaliLOOKING SOME865-365-8888 ties, patient history TO LIVE IN & Apts - Furnished 72 ONESHARE of chief complaint, EXrehabilitative exerPENSES. 274-6600 cise, ins verificaWALBROOK STUDIOS tion, filing & docuReal Estate Service 53 25 1-3 60 7 mentation. $11/hr $140 weekly. Discount Manf’d Homes - Sale 85 + benefits, 30-35 avail. Util, TV, Ph, Prevent Foreclosure hrs/wk. Drug Stv, Refrig, Basic 2002 65x16W, 2 BR, 2 Free Help screening req'd. Cable. No Lse. BA, garden tub, 865-365-8888 Pls fax resume to $19,000 firm cash. (865) 992-7001, email 865-922-9260; 865-591-1447. unionctychiro Houses - Unfurnished 74 or drop I BUY OLDER off at 110 Skyline Commercial Prop-Sale 60 OWNER-FINANCED MOBILE HOMES. Dr., Maynardville 1990 up, any size OK. WITH $2500 DOWN (behind McDonald's) 865-384-5643 FOR SALE: 6326 GETS YOU: 3BR/2BA + BONUS Maynardville Hwy. RM in North Hills. Ideal for small biz Business Opp. 130 or shop. New cent Quick ownership w/no Trucking Opportunities 106 closing costs & low h/a, on 133 x 60 irWANT VENDSTAR 3 DRIVERS: Local/ monthly payments! reg. lot. $60,000. Regional/OTR. New slot candy vend. mach., Call 689-5848. CALL 964 -0996. or other 3 slot candy mach. Enhanced Pay, 865-654-0978 Package Based on Exp! Exc Benefits. General 109 General 109 Consistent Miles, Restaurant Equipment 133C Daily/Weekly/ Biwkly Hometime. Larkin 9' exhaust fan CDL-A 1yr OTR exp & hood with ansul 855-842-8498 fire suppression system, $4,000. 3 bowl sink with 2 sideboards $400. 865-617-1030

Tindell’s, a leader in the building materials industry, is accepting applications for the following position at our Knoxville Location:

Experienced Garage Door Installer Must be able to lift max 100 lbs. and pass D.O.T. physical/drug screen. F-endorsement driver’s license, clean driving record and minimum one year experience installing Garage Doors required. Hourly wage plus Production Bonus. Weekly Pay; Paid Medical/Life Ins.; 401-K; Paid holidays, vacation/ personal leave time.

Apply in person Monday thru Friday Tindell’s, Inc. • 7751 Norris Freeway Knoxville, TN 37938 EEO/M/F • Drug Free Workplace

ALCOA CDL-A, current & reg'd health card. 4 yrs exp. $12$13/hr. Health Ins. avail. FT and PT. Start immed. Apply in person at 771 McArthur Rd, Alcoa or call 740-6969.



ALCOA: EXP'D TRACKHOE operator. Yearround work. $13$14/hr DOE. Health ins. avail. Drug-free workplace. Start immed. Apply in person at 771 McArthur Rd, Alcoa. Info: 9777500 or 740-6969.


DOBERMAN PUPS, purebred, avail. 6/16. M & F. Taking dep. 865-789-0929 ***Web ID# 417502***

ACTION ADS 922-4136 or 218-WEST(9378) English Bulldogs, AKC, M&F, 3 litters, M $1200, F $1300. 865-269-4607; 660-7781 GERMAN SHEPHERD MALE & FEMALE AKC, Black & tan 865-856-6548 GERMAN SHEPHERD Pups, females, family raised, 1st shots, $175. 865-712-2366 ***Web ID# 417435*** GREAT PYRENEES, AKC, 2 lrg fem. (gentle giants) 9 wks, $550. 865-216-5770 ***Web ID# 417371*** Japillon (Japanese Chin & Papillion), 7 wks, M $300, F $350. 423-442-9996 ***Web ID# 417096*** LAB PUPPIES, 5 absolutely gorgeous, English block heads, 1st time advertised, 8 wks. Shots. Ready to go. 1 white M $1,000; 2 choc. M $900 ea; 2 black F $800 ea. 865-313-0929 ***Web ID# 416996***

LAB PUPPIES AKC Shots & wormed. $500. Bichon/Poodles, White, 423-881-3347 8 wks, non shedding, ***Web ID# 419342*** sweet, S&W, vet ckd, $400-$500. 865-216-5770 MASTIFF PUPPIES ***Web ID# 417364*** (English) purebred, brindle, 8 wks, $700. Black & Tan male & 865-973-7086 female, 1 yr old, only ***Web ID# 420103*** sell as pair, $300 obo. John 865-456-8617 Papitese (Papillion & Maltese), females, BULL DOGS AKC Reg. 10 wks, no shedding. Ch. Ped. Beautiful. $400. 423-442-9996 2 M, 2 F. Show ***Web ID# 417092*** quality. 865-567-6271 ***Web ID# 417044*** PEMBROKE WELSH CORGI AKC Reg. Cavalier King Charles Male, housebroken, Spaniels, AKC pups, good w/kids. Blk & wht $2,000. 828-331-8285; tri. $500. 423-357-7628 ***Web ID# 417237*** ***Web ID# 419943***



CHIHUAHUA PUPS CKC, shots, males, fawn, $350. Call/text 865-919-8167 ***Web ID# 418426***


Many different breeds Maltese, Yorkies, Malti-Poos, Poodles, Yorki-Poos, Shih-Poos, Shih Tzu, $175/up. shots DACHSHUNDS, Mini & wormed. We do Puppies. Various colors. layaways. Health guar. Long hair. Prices vary. Div. of Animal Welfare 865-828-3930; 865-621-7072 State of TN Dept. of Health. m o rg an s m in i do x i e s . co m Lic # COB0000000015. 423-566-3647

HALLS/FOUNTAIN CITY Shopper news • JUNE 11, 2014 • B-3


141 Household Appliances 204a Motor Homes

237 Motorcycles

SHELTIE PUPPIES, COMFORT FIRE OIL 1996 32' NEWMAR AKC. Parents on FURNACE. 125000 17,000 act. mi., site. 3 F, 2 M, $300. BTU. Low eBoy $20,000. 865-984-4770; 208-1185. w/rear flue. Flame 865-933-2725 retention burner. 6 SIBERIAN HUSKY 2003 Forest River, 38', yrs old $600. 207-7056 PUPS, 1 white Caterpillar eng., female, AKC. $300. KNOXVILLE'S Cummings trans., 2 865-805-3091 slides, stainless steel LARGEST appls., 24K mi, exc SELECTION Yorkies. 4 boys, 7 wks, shape, $54,900. 865S&W, dad is teacup, Preowned/Scratch & Dent 216-3872; 259-8030 90 Day Warranty mom is 5 lbs, $500. 865-679-9298; 679-2166 CARDINAL 5th Wheel 865-689-6508 2003, 1999 Ford F250 YORKIES AKC, quality diesel, great pkg, MAYTAG pups. Happy & healthy. adult owned, many H Guar. Great prices. Neptune Washer & extras. $19,900/bo. Dryer. Stillman Grill, 865-591-7220 865-207-4746. ***Web ID# 417175*** $100 each. 865-274-2749

Free Pets

145 Collectibles


Looking for an addition to the family? Visit Young-Williams Animal Center, the official shelter for Knoxville & Knox County.

Call 215-6599 or visit


238 Sport Utility


265 Alterations/Sewing 303 Lawn Care

262 Domestic

Suzuki 650 2001 Cruiser, HONDA CRV SE 2011, INFINITI Q45, 2005 4WD, 34,000 actual Excellent condition, windshield, saddlemi., fully equipped. Loaded. Rarity bags, backrest, low $17,995. 865-382-0365. Bay; 865-387-6234 mi, $1950. 865-230-2098

Autos Wanted 253 A BETTER CASH OFFER for junk cars, trucks, vans, running or not. 865-456-3500


ITASKA IMPULSE 24 ft Class C with lots of FOR JUNK CARS perks! 2012, exc. And also Buying cond. Under 10k mi. Scrap Metal, Aluminum $49,500. 650-454-643

027 Gauge Elec. Trains, Trap Door Musket, German WWII TRAVEL TRAILER items, autographs, 2006 Max Lite by RSwiss cuckoo clock. Vision 28RS model Gary 865-604-3740 RM2652 sleeps 8 easily. Trailer wt lbs; length 28 Antiques 216 5190 ft. Cleanest RV in town, bar none! $12,500 firm. 316-3950.

261 Imports

SUZUKI 2006, S-50, 5,300 DODGE DURANGO BMW Z3 Roadster 2001, FORD THUNDERBIRD mi. Exc. Cond., lots of 2002, 1 owner, very 3.01, 97,800 mi, white 2002, 7000 mi, white extras, Not a scratch clean, $7,000. Call & tan conv., exc cond, w/red & grey leather on it. $3,250; 865-363-4295 865-688-1966. $11,000. 865-696-9900 int. 865-221-0643

Wheels & Batteries.

865-208-9164 Auto Accessories 254


5'x8', for truck, $350. Phone 865-924-9384

HONDA PILOT 2010 LEXUS 330 2004, orig. EXL, leather, sunrf, tires, 66K mi., pearl 33k mi, exc. cond. white, gar. kept, immac., $17,900. 423-295-5393 $15,900. 423-519-3748. LINCOLN Navigator, 2007, Very Good Condition, Loaded, Rarity Bay 865-387-6234;

LEXUS ES300 1992, Michelin tires, NISSAN MURANO Garg. Kept; $3,750 2009, merlot w/tan 8654032927; 8654940030 lthr int., seat warmers, sunrf, Bose sound MERCEDES BENZ system. 70K mi, 2013 C300, 10K mi, $20,000 obo. 865-679black w/tan lthr, 6025 or 483-3331 eves $24,500. 423-295-5393 SATURN VUE 2004, good cond., cold AC, $3,995. 865-2277075; 865-947-8098



Air Cond / Heating 301

Nissan Maxima SE 1999, 2nd owner. red, Bose syst. 161k mi. All maint. rec. $3500. 865-577-0647


SAVE $$$

'12 Ford Taurus SEL, ’06 Ford Escape

'14 Lincoln MKZ, $17,436 '14 Ford Explorer LTD 4x4,

$24,900 $21,900 $30,900 $37,900

457-0704 or 1-800-579-4561

Misc. Items


ROLL AWAY BED, bikes, elec. guitar, bass guitar, 2 spinning wheels, recliner & oak end tables, 42" flat screen TV & cabinet, exer. bike, elec. saws & tools, many other items. 865-397-8267.

217 Auctions

217 Auctions

217 Auctions

217 Auctions


CAMPERS WANTED POWELL AUCTION MAYNARDVILLE WE BUY CAMPERS 420057MASTER Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, PopUps Ad Size 5 x 5 & Motor Homes. WILL PAY CASH N farm equip 423-504-8036 DUTCHMEN ASPEN <ec> Trail 2012, 25', stabilizing hitch, elec. awning, AC & heat. $11,000 firm. 281-352-3762

EVEREST BY KEYSTONE, 32' 5th Household Furn. 204 wheel, new roof & AC, 2 slide outs, exc. cond. 3 Pc LR Suit, Clayton $16,000/bo, 865-457-4955 Marcus, 4 pc brass FLEETWOOD & black glass tables, SAVANNAH $1500 obo. Like new. 828-775-9563 Dandridge 5th Wheel, 34 ft. 1997, 2 slides. $9000. 865-242-2619 Bed, Pillow top mattress set. Never used. NEW & PRE-OWNED $150. Can deliver. 404-587-0806 INVENTORY SALE 2014 MODEL SALE DR tbl leaf, inlaid on Check Us Out At edges; Wicker porch settee, tire & 3 hubcaps or call 865-681-3030 for Scion. 865-951-1045 FULL SIZE mattress, SUNNYBROOK 2002, 27', sleeps 4, with almost new w/same bath, exc cond., motion base, bedding $6500. 865-966-5028 $400. 865-285-0102 MOVING SALE. Kenmore cabinet sewing machine, 3 swivel bar stools, Stiffel floor lamp, orig. & print art. Call for details, 865-603-1348; 865-603-7366



5TH WHEEL 2005 3 slide outs, Titan 31' BWKS new refrig., light alum. $14,600.

SOFA w/blue tones, $100. Blue wing 865-599-8712; 599-8911. chair $50. Japanese ***Web ID# 415715*** chest very ornate $150. Tables, wood/ 237 green paint, 2 end, 1 Motor Homes sofa & 1 cocktail, BOUNDER 2008 $175/set. Sleigh bed, perfect, Queen, 36 ft., full body paint, exc. cond., all $250. White enamel upgrades, 4 door metal bed, perfect, refrig. w/icemaker, complete, $400. Top & bottom Whirlpool W/D combo, Automatic satellite, level & refrig, 17 cu.ft., awning, split bath, white, $100. Billiard table, red felt cover, extra lg. shower, no smoke, no pets, 2 beautiful, $350. Foos ball, like new, $75. slides. Asking $67,500. NADA is 79,269. 865-225-6964 Tellico Can be seen in the Village Sevierville area. Call 813-716-1962. ***Web ID# 418463***


938-4848 or 363-4848


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


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


Roofing / Siding



ROOF LEAK SPECIALIST. I repair shingle, rubber, tile & slate roofs. All types remodeling, chimney repair, floor jacking, carpentry, plumbing. All work 100% guar. Day/night. 237-7788.


922-4136 or 218-WEST(9378) Stump Removal

RAY VARNER FORDXLT LLC ’07 Ford Explorer 592090MASTER Ad Size 3 x 4 $25,930 4c N TFN <ec> ’05 Nissan Frontier

$7500. Coleman Santa Fe 2010, Exc. cond. 1 owner, non-smoker, 865-448-3677

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

Excavating/Grading 326

BMW 2013 328i Bedroom Suite, 4 pc, WINNEBAGO, Class Hardtop conv. A, 30 ft, 56k mi, $2400. Ribbon Mahog. Like new. 9K mi. 257 $31,900. queen bed, gen., Trucks Dining Room Set. 423-295-5393 Farmer’s Market 150 $2400. Exc. cond. See exc. cond. $23,500. Sports 264 865-986-9705 online ad for details. Honda Ridgeline 2013, BMW 330ci 2001, 85K 865-309-0456 12 YOUNG black RTL, 4x4, 300 mi, all mi, AT, black/tan, CAMARO RS 2013, Cows, 5 with calves, factory opts., maroon $8900 red, all options, 4475 Motorcycles 238 ext., tan int., navigation, books/records, seven, 6-8 mo. bred. obo. 865-300-2537 mi. $21,900. Sr. Sporting Goods 223 Phone 865-719-9598 moonroof, 6 mos old, ***Web ID# 413471*** owned. 865-579-7600 $37,000, cost $42,000. ^ 4000 FORD Diesel 9x5 Pool Table, like 2013 HARLEY Davidson 865-429-8585 Electroglide Ultra with loader, $8200. brand new, will let Domestic 265 Domestic 265 Domestic 265 Classic. As New, 800 No. 135 MF Diesel go for $1500, pd mi. Illness forces $4500. 600 Ford Gas $3200. Golf cart, gas sale. May consider 4 Wheel Drive 258 $3200; 865-922-8694 powered, like new, trade for antique or 865-556-8694. 4x4 16K miles, Extra c lean ............................. will let go for $2500, auto, etc. $21,500. CHEVY TAHOE LT pd $3500. 865-684-8099 2007, 116 mi., 1 865-805-8038 owner, 4x4, leather Building Materials 188 heated sts, DVD, WHEEL MOPED Garage Sales 225 3 TRIKE, $19,900. Red. 1 2010, 50 cc, 6 PIECES double owner. 865-607-9923. $400. Phone 865-258metal truss, 5 1/2" W GARAGE SALE Jun 5687 x 26" H, 45' long. Call DODGE RAM SLT 20 & 21, 7145 Wrens King CAB 2wd 32K miles .................................................. for more info. on IRON 2006 HD 4x4 2500 Lone Creek Lane off East AMERICAN both, 865-803-3633. Beaver Creek. La- HORSE 2007 Texas Star turbo diesel, new tires, 182K mi., $19,800. Chopper, 1 owner, dies plus-size CHAIN LINK Fence 6 6200 mi., 360 rear tire, 865-599-8712; 599-8911. clothes, misc, HH. ft, seven 50' rolls, extras, one of a ***Web ID# 416212*** brand new, $75 per LEDGERWOOD SQ. many kind, must see bike. roll. 865-924-9384 Condos, June 13 & $19,000. Cost $36,000. Call 14, 8a-? Lots of Baby or text Greg at 865-389-4734 Comm Trucks Buses 259 Ultimate, 4x4, Loaded, 24K NEW Metal Building, items, swing, etc. ***Web ID# 416150*** 50' W x 120' L. compl. FORD 1950 F5 w/roof ends & sides, all RAIN OR SHINE Thu ATV TRAILER with DUMP TRUCK bolts & hrdware, never & Fri 6/12-13, 8a-? 1-owner, loaded, nav, xtra clean! R1491 ..................................... miles.................. dove tail. Good $900. erected, 6,000 sq ft. 865at 8114 Andersoncond. $400. Phone Call 865-947-7140 803-3633 ville Pk. Clothes, 865-208-6286 leather, sunroof, 20k miles, 1 owner! R1578 ........................... antique glassware, items, tools, HARLEY 2010 Ultra 4x4, 15K miles.................................................................. Antiques Classics 260 Lawn-Garden Equip. 190 misc furn. Lots of stuff! Classic Screaming 1 owner, like new, full factory warranty! B2692 .................................... Too much to list! Eagle CVO, many 2007 John Deere riding AC Cobra Replica, 351 extras, showroom ELEGANT mower w/72" deck, SALE! Windsor, 5 sp Tremec, cond. 12,900 mi. panoramic roof, low miles, extra clean! B2692 ................ JUNK! Fri/Sat June diesel, zero turns, Jag rear, soft top, Must see bike! Call or 13 & 14, 8a-3p at low hrs, $6900. 423many extras. Excellent text Greg at 865-389-4734 Price includes $399 dock fee. Plus tax, tag & title WAC. Dealer retains all rebates. Restrictions may apply. See dealer for details. 2525 Stone Creek 312-0479; 423-581-2320 condition. Asking ***Web ID# 416155*** Dr, Crystal Spgs s/d. Prices good through next week. $30,000/b.o. 931-7072007 - X728 John 8510 or 931-335-7032. Davidson Deere riding mower YARD SALE Fri/Sat Harley Heritage Softail 1996, ANTIQUE NOS & June 13 & 14, 8a-5p tractor w/54" mower 4800 mi, 1 ownr, lots at 8922 Childress Rd, deck, 4 wh. dr. Exc. used car parts for of extras, $10,900. 423Powell 37849. Near cond./garaged. New 30's, 40's & 50's. 312-0479; 423-581-2320 Copper Ridge School $11,569; sell $7500. Garage is full, must Utility trlr, 8'x5', sell all due to moving. Kawasaki 2004 800cc capable of hauling Vulcan Classic, 18K 232 mi, $2,000 in extras, 865-300-3547 the X728, $2000; sm. Boats Motors MERCEDES 420SEL, 3'x4' JD util. wagon $3700 obo. 865-982-4466 1987; Garg. Kept; $200. 865-988-9107 COBALT 1998 252, $3,900 8654032927; Bowrider, 7.4L ARIENS Model 6020 6 Mercruiser Bravo I, RESTORED CUSHMAN 8654940030 Motorscooter, 1952, HP, rear tine tiller, great shape, low hrs. Ray Varner Travis Varner Dan Varner mod. 65A, Road $400. $29,995. 865-216-6154. King. Looks, runs, Call 865-966-1689 261 & rides exc. Has Sport Utility many awards. Troybilt Tiller, 7 HP, 235 won CHEVROLET EQUINOX 2026 N. Charles Seivers Blvd. • Clinton, TN 37716 $4500. 865-805-8038 real good cond., 2 Campers LT, 2008, 80k mi, forward & reverse, heated leather seats, $750 cash. 865-235-9280 16' SHASTA camper, SUZUKI 125 DR 2007, CD, MP3, alloy whls, exc. cond. new rear new tires, all power, sunroof, tire. $1100. thing works perfect, $10,465. 865-388-3477 Call 865-577-2079. Shop Tools-Engines 194 $3,250/bo. 865-712-5647 MILLER STICK Welder, 100 amp, good cond. $1500. 865-208-6286

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

NISSAN VERSA 2011, 43K miles, new tires, great MPG. $9,000. Call or Text Rick 916-716-4206

’05 Lincoln Navigator SPECIALS OF THE WEEK! '11 Chrysler 300 C, $33,150



Electrical LINCOLN Town Car 2005, 60K, gar. kept, lady driven, show rm cond. $9500. 865-717-0743

339 Remodeling


FARM EQUIPMENT AUCTION Sat., June 21 Sale starts 10:00 am

Now taking consignments. Only $25 to sell your farm equipment or construction equipment. CALL JUSTIN TODAY! 865-938-3403

6729 Pleasant Ridge Road, Knoxville • • 865-938-3403 • TN F735

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

FIREFIGHTER LAWN SVC Lic/Ins. Free est. Call Randy at 809-0938.



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REAL EXPERIENCE Who are Dewayne and Chris Whitt?

This is who we are! If you want to know more, please don’t hesitate to call us. We look forward to meeting you and getting to know you. We appreciate your business and we look forward to helping you and your families in ALL of your Real Estate endeavors.

We have both been in Real Estate for almost 21 years. We grew up in the Halls community. We work side-by-side, we have two children, one 15, one 23, and a cousin who is 24, living with us while he is growing his knowledge and preparing for his future. We have helped raise many other children who needed a home, guidance, support and direction. We are members of Texas Valley Baptist Church. Dewayne is the assistant Choir director and on the cemetery committee. That is us personally. Professionally, Dewayne is the Principal Broker here at Keller Williams Realty Emory Partners, LLC (Each Keller Wlliams Office is independently owned and operated). We came to Keller Williams Realty in May of last year when we were asked to join. We are very impressed by the education and overall culture of our company. Since moving, our business has doubled and we have hired two Assistants and two Buyer Agents fulltime. We currently own 19 rental properties and once had 23 at one time. At one point we owned a 20 unit apartment building, we are knowledgeable in investment rental properties. Dewayne was a Builder prior to becoming a Broker/Realtor, and I myself was an office manager at a Real Estate company, fulltime assistant, before becoming a Realtor. I attended Knoxville Business College (now known as South College) as an accountant major with a minor study in computer science. I also am a graduate of Trees Real Estate Course and Bold Tech. Dewayne graduated from Halls High in 1977 and is also a graduate of Trees Broker course, Trecs Real Estate Course, and has these Real Estate designations: ABR, CRS, CRB, GRI, E-pro and Bold Tech. We are both in Bold again for the next seven weeks, and we are currently in Maps Coaching, which has been an enlightening experience. We are not only growing our knowledge in Real Estate, we are also learning to be better Business Owners and Leaders. We are members and supporters of RPAC, which is not only looking out for Realtors, but is also making sure Property Owners are protected as well. We are devoted parents and we each have our parents still living. We would never want to disappoint them nor our children. Our son is getting married in September, our family is expanding continually. Our daughter is on course to graduate early from Gibbs High School. They too are members of Texas Valley Baptist Church. We give to many different charitable organizations, but we do so in private. What we offer our clients is a top-of-the-line extensive, knowledge-based marketing plan that gets results. We produce and are featured in REAL videos that promote your home, and we do informative videos as well that are posted on YOUTUBE and all of our social media. We are on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+, Active Rain, Pinterest,,, and of course www.buyandsellknoxvillehomes. com and We also have listing booster provided by MIG-Lori Jaynes which is a new and helpful tool for all of our customers. We have our own free personal mobile app. We advertise in the Knoxville News Sentinel, Shopper-News, Fountain City Focus, Home Market Magazine and other publications when the area calls for it. We want everyone to know we are committed to good service, but more importantly good character.


Our staff is Jarren Chesney, Executive Admin, UT Graduate; Brandy Bell, Lead Buyer’s agent; Anna Vesely, Buyer’s Agent and Linda Killian, Admin assistant/ Property Manager. We are in the process of hiring Roy Wilson as a showing specialist. An additional assistant for all our social media/marketing, who will also handle weekly follow-up with all clients. All have been put through a very detailed profile and multiple interview process to determine the BEST fit for the position, because we pride ourselves on having the BEST on our team. Dewayne and I have over 200 hours of additional Real Estate

courses just in the past year. To keep us abreast of the trends, new technologies and changes in our market. So that we can provide great service. We have sold over 500 homes since 2001. Our families are very large and we grew up with traditional values and high standards. Our name and reputation means more to us than anything, and we have instilled the same values in our children. We hold ourselves and our team on a high accountability level. And are always trying to exceed it. We are aggressive yet accommodating. We enter a transaction as friends and we complete it as friends.

We treat our clients’ money as we treat our own and give the best information that we can with the experience we have. Our guidance is the same to our clients as we give our family and children. We may not always tell a client what they want to hear, but they will always get the truth and the information as we receive it. We have developed property, currently own a development in Gibbs, and we have extensive knowledge in residential, multi-family, land and acreage, commercial, investment properties and of course NEW constructions. We have covered it all.


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Shakespeare shines on Market Square By Sh B Shana Raley-Lusk R l L k It may seem like a bit of a stretch to combine top-notch entertainment, literary education, the atmosphere of the great outdoors, and an exciting night downtown. But, thanks to the Tennessee Stage Companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s special nightly performances of two of Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plays this summer, that challenge can be easily met in Knoxville. The two plays chosen to be performed this summer are â&#x20AC;&#x153;Much Ado About Nothingâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Titus Andronicus.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Philosophically, we always try to balance the plays, for instance, a comedy with a tragedy,â&#x20AC;? says Tom Parkhill, Founding Artistic Director with Tennessee Stage Company. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We started with the idea that we would do the big well-known titles for Shakespeare on the Square, but of course, you cannot always choose those. â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Titusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is not as well-known, so we balanced that with the ever popular â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Much Ado About Nothing.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Titus Andronicusâ&#x20AC;? has not been performed for Shakespeare on the Square previous to this year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is very dark, but was actually Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most popular play during his own lifetime,â&#x20AC;? Tom adds. The companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal is to make a dark and violent play beautiful by using stylized movement as a storytelling device. For the performances, the company spends a considerable amount of time

Brian Bonner as Tybalt and Jenny Ballard as Mercutio fight to the death in a previous production of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Romeo and Juliet.â&#x20AC;? Photo submitted and energy creating the perfect backdrop. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We build our own stage and tie it onto the pavilion,â&#x20AC;? Tom explains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We put up a backdrop and it is built to somewhat resemble The Globe Theatre in London. It is a one-level, flat stage.â&#x20AC;? As in years past, the company will be performing the plays free of charge, but will also pass a basket for donations at each performance. They recommend a $10 per person donation if possible. Fun for the whole family, Shakespeare on the Square brings the past to life as it explores the dynamic and seemingly

endless meanings in the writing of William Shakespeare. If you are looking for the best seats in the house, so to speak, the company invites you to reserve VIP seating for $15 per person. A bottle of water is also included with the reservation. For those who prefer the cool comfort of indoors this time of year, Tennessee Stage Company will once again be offering two indoor performances of the plays at the Square Room located at 4 Market Square. The cost to view the plays indoors is $10. Tennessee Stage Company is offer-

ing a couple of other opportunities for the community to experience the plays firsthand. Shakespeare Out Loud is a quarterly reading of one of Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plays held at Lawson McGhee Library downtown. Typically held on the third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m., these readings are free, fun, and everyone is welcome. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This helps everyone gain exposure to the plays in a new format, and each attendee has the opportunity to read at these events,â&#x20AC;? Tom says. This is also a chance for the company to explore plays that have not yet been performed on Market Square. Another offering this year, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shakesology,â&#x20AC;? gives play-goers the opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at the play prior to its performance and provides a study of the play being performed on Market Square. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a sort of guide to each play and even looks at the given playâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s film history,â&#x20AC;? Tom explains. These performances and events are an ideal way to combine culture, learning, and fun this summer. Shakespeare on the Square will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Much Ado About Nothingâ&#x20AC;? July 17, 19, 25, 27 and 31, and Aug. 2, 8, 10, 14, and 16; and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Titus Andronicusâ&#x20AC;? July 18, 20, 24 and 26, and Aug. 1, 3, 7, 9, 15 and 17. All performances start at 7 p.m. on Market Square in downtown Knoxville. Info:




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Sande MacMorran with his painstakingly restored Wenonah canoe Photos by Carol Zinavage

Sande MacMorran of North Knoxville likes nothing better than calm water and a sleek canoe. MacMorran, retired UT professor of tuba and current tubist with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, was at one time an active racing member of the U.S. Canoe Association. Between 1993 and 2005, he placed in the National Championship in standard class racing three times. “Those were 17-mile races,” he remembers. “One stroke a second.” He mimes the rowing and chants the cadence: “A thousand one-two-threefour, a thousand one-two-threefour.” MacMorran (his first name is pronounced “Sand”) comes from what he describes as “hot racing canoe country” – Spencer, Ind. After receiving his degrees – a bachelor’s degree in music education from Ball State University and a master’s degree in performance from the University of Wisconsin in Madison – he did a stint with the U.S. Army Band. “We

were stationed in Washington, D.C.,” he says. “We were the nation’s band during the Vietnam War.” In 1974 he came to UT as professor of tuba and taught there until he retired in December of 2013. During that time he also served as the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s Associate Conductor, the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra’s conductor, and music director/conductor for the Appalachian Ballet Company, a position he still holds. Speaking of his favorite pastime, he says, “You go to the Northeast and the Midwest – there’s lots of paddling. There are paddling clubs all over – it’s a way of life. But people are much less active down here. “Tennessee has world-class whitewater, but we also have the best flatwater and, in my opinion, the best variety of flatwater paddling in the country. There are gorgeous flatwater rivers everywhere in the state, and they’re not used much.” While he’d like to see the sport become more popular, he doesn’t mind

the fact that his paddling trips are so uncrowded. “The rivers are mine!” he declares, laughing, “and I share them with Liz!” He’s speaking of his friend Liz Offringa, who is originally from The Hague, Holland. The retired flight attendant and office manager met MacMorran in a coffee shop on Market Square three years ago. He heard her lilting Dutch accent and the two got to talking. “What’s the best orchestra in the world?” he asked and she immediately answered, “The Royal Concertgebouw [of Amsterdam]!” The two share a love of music, nature and an active lifestyle. He’s recently introduced her to his beloved flatwater via a pair of kayaks. “Kayaks are becoming more popular,” notes Offringa. “They seem easier and they’re inexpensive.” When the two invited me and a friend to come along on a recent Saturday, I was thrilled. We put in at the Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge boat dock and paddled down the French Broad River, three of us with kayaks and Sande with his canoe. “There’s nothing like a canoe,” he said. “They’re so smooth.” He did indeed handle the craft as an extension of his body, easily maneuvering

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Sande MacMorran and Liz Offringa in MacMorran’s “boatyard”

The former racing canoeist points out a rock formation on the French Broad River.

around the river, speeding ahead or coming alongside another boat to chat. It’s no trick to spot the former racer in his form and style. He knows the river well. “There’s a reef up there,” he called, pointing ahead to a visual line in the water. Indeed, the deep water gave way to a shelf about two feet below the surface, a formation MacMorran identified as part of an island in the distance. It was a good chance to hop out and dunk, and I did. “Need any help?” another kayaker – the only other one on the river – called out from a distance. “No thanks!” I laughed. “It’s shallow!” It’s a funny feeling to be standing in thigh-high water in the middle of the French Broad River. We pulled alongside a high rock wall that had been carved out below by the current. “There’s a cave up there,” said MacMorran. We speculated on its occupants. In a little while, we came upon another natural formation.


“This is the healthiest, happiest poison ivy you’re ever going to see!” laughed MacMorran, using his paddle to point to a vine growing high on the rock and sporting dinner-plate-sized leaves. A blue heron seemed to stay with us during the entire trip. Several times we observed the magnificent waterfowl lifting from its riverside perch and soaring into flight, just ahead of us. Each time, we were stunned into silence by the bird’s beauty and grace. Everyone should experience this. And it’s just out our back door. “You know, when you think about it, this country was founded on canoe travel, what with the Hudson’s Bay Company, fur traders, and the like,” said MacMorran. “It’s very much a part of American history.” Back home in North Knoxville, he proudly shows off the watercraft collection he keeps in the boatyard he built behind his house. Among his favorites are a

single-person racing canoe that weighs only 18.5 pounds. “Those things are like riding a green bean down the river. They’re real ‘tippy.’” Another treasure is a wooden canoe made by the Wenonah company. He and his friend D. Scot Williams, a cellist with the KSO who is also a fine cabinetmaker, restored the historic craft, adding exquisitely detailed woodwork. In retirement, MacMorran still enjoys teaching and has private students, some of whom pay no lesson fee. But he’s glad to have more time to do the other things that he enjoys, like working on his historic North Knoxville home, cooking, and, of course, getting out on the water with Liz, other friends and his daughter Grace, who’s also an avid kayaker. “I wouldn’t live anywhere else in the world,” he says. “I just like to be on the beautiful water around here in any form, on any boat.”

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Farmers markets offer farm-fresh food, new experiences By Shana Raley-Lusk When it comes to the availability of farm-fresh produce, East Tennessee has a lot to be thankful for this summer. With farmers markets springing up all around the Knoxville area, there are plenty of ways for local shoppers to find unique products, fresh delicious food, and lots of fun new experiences for every member of the family. But the importance of farmers markets goes far beyond the wholesome veggies and fruits proudly displayed at the markets. “Farmers markets are a great way to connect with your community, for customers and producers,” said Charlotte Tolley, director of the Market Square Farmers Market in downtown Knoxville. “Customers can talk to the people that grow their food and learn new ways to incorporate locally grown foods into their diets, and learn to experience new things.” These markets provide important opportunities for the farmers as well, though. “Farmers and producers are able to get direct feedback from their customers and grow their businesses, as well as talk to

other growers and producers to collaborate and learn from each other,” Tolley added. For many, spending those hard-earned dollars at a farmers market just feels good. “Our shoppers know that their dollars are going straight to a small business owner in their community,” Tolley said. Jeff Cannon, organizer of the Dixie Lee Farmers Market in Farragut, shared similar insights about the value of farmers markets in general. “Our main focus is to provide the community with goods made by the community,” Jeff said. “Our market is a no-resale, producer-only farmers market. Plus it’s a great chance for the consumer to meet the farmer who grew the food they are purchasing.” Some markets go far above and beyond the sale of fruits and vegetables. The Maryville Farmers Market, for instance, offers children’s activities as well as products from Blackberry Farms. And they are not alone in their quest to provide customers with one-of-a-kind experiences. Many of the local markets offer organic choices, plants, artisan crafts, meat, milk, and even ice cream.

With all of these exciting options to mesh shopping with entertainment, be sure to check out what these local markets have to offer this summer. It is an experience which may just turn into a weekly ritual. Most markets operate May through at least October.

LOCAL FARMERS MARKETS ■ Dixie Lee Farmers Market; Renaissance Center, Farragut; Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon. ■ Market Square Farmers Market; Market Square, Downtown Knoxville; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. ■ Union County Farmers Market; Main Street, Maynardville; 4-7 p.m. Friday. ■ New Harvest Farmers Market; New Harvest Lane off Washington Pike; 3-6 p.m. Thursday. ■ Dandridge Farmers Market; corner of Meeting Street and Gay Street, downtown Dandridge; Saturday 9 a.m. to noon. ■ Maryville Farmers Market; downtown Maryville; Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon, or until sell-out. ■ Marble Springs Farmers Market; Marble Springs State Historic Site; 3-6 p.m. Thursday. ■ University of Tennessee Farmers Market; UT Gardens off Neyland Drive; 4-7 p.m. May 14 through Oct. 22.

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