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BUZZ County to buy Hensley land Knox County Commission will vote Monday, Nov. 16, on the school board’s recommendation to purchase the house and land at 4313 Emory Road for $315,000 plus closing costs. The home of John H. and Bernice Hensley, both deceased, has been eyed by the school system for several years because it lies flat and is adjacent to the campus of Halls Middle School. School board member Patti Bounds said, “The owner (John Hensley Jr.) is aging and the principals at Halls High and Halls Middle feel (the acquisition) will be very beneficial for traffic flow.” Her motion to purchase passed unanimously on a voice vote, but only after questions from board members Gloria Deathridge and Karen Carson. Russ Oaks, chief operating office for Knox County Schools, said the site is just over three acres and money has been budgeted for this specific purchase. “That’s the appraised price,” he added. “The land will be used to facilitate traffic flow and parking for both the middle and high schools.” – S. Clark

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Help wanted! The Knox County Election Commission is recruiting election officials for three 2016 elections and will host five orientation meetings in midNovember. The elections are March 1, Aug. 4 and Nov. 8. Election officials are paid for Election Day in addition to required training. The closest orientation session is at Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road, Monday, Nov. 23, 6 p.m. Info: Brian Hall at 215-2480

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Central’s Riley Gaul scores one of his two touchdowns to help the Bobcats beat Sullivan East 53-7 in the first round of the playoffs. Central will travel to Greeneville for the second round on Friday night. Photo by M. Buell

Halls quarterback Andrew Davis keeps the ball for the Red Devils. Halls defeated Tennessee High School in the first round of the playoffs, 38-36. Halls will travel to Sevier County Friday, Nov. 13, for a 7 p.m. kickoff. This is the first playoff appearance for the Red Devils since 2007. Photo by K. Woods

Wall of Fame honoree is retired organist By Courtney Shea Music enriches a community in so many ways. Central High School graduate Mary Eleanor Jones Pickle, Class of 1942, used her musical talents for decades to enrich worship, support choruses and accompany families through every stage of life. She served for more Jones Pickle than 43 years as the organist at First Baptist Church of Knoxville.

Born Sept. 22, 1925, Mary Eleanor Jones grew up in Fountain City, the daughter of Samuel and Sadie Jones. Her brother, J.A. “Jim,” was 11 years her senior. She could walk to the new Fountain City Elementary School from their home on Colonial Circle. She showed an early talent for music and began piano lessons with Bertha Price Perry at age 7. After graduating with the first class to complete Fountain City Elementary, she walked up the hill to Central High School.

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It was a celebration 20 years in the making. Twenty years of helping thousands of families in poverty-stricken rural Appalachia by providing everything from backpacks stuffed with supplies for school children, wood stoves to help ward off the winter cold, desperately needed Thompson food and clothing, Christmas gifts for children who would otherwise have none and college scholarships for high schoolers who very much want to continue their education, is quite something to celebrate. And celebrate they did as some

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CHS Wall of Fame Four outstanding alumni will be inducted into the Central High “Wall of Fame” on Saturday, Nov. 21. Mary Eleanor Jones Pickle (CHS 1942), Joseph B. Gorman, Ph.D. (CHS 1958), William Donald Black, M.D. (CHS 1960) and Phil Keith (CHS 1967) are the 2015 honorees. The breakfast will be held at the Central High School Commons, 5321 Jacksboro Pike, at 9 a.m., and the ceremony will follow in the school auditorium featuring a video production of interviews with the honorees. Tickets are $20 and are available at the CHS office and from CHS Alumni and Foundation representatives. Info: R. Larry Smith, 922-5433, or Courtney Shea, 689-5730 or

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Central High School head coach Bryson Rosser talks with team members and fans following the Bobcats’ win over Sullivan East, Central’s first home playoff game since 2005. Photo by J. Valentine

Planting bulbs Volunteers are needed for a beautification mob sponsored by Keep Knoxville Beautiful 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, meeting at Helen Ross McNabb Center, 201 W. Springdale Avenue. One hundred volunteers will plant 60,000 daffodil bulbs along three exits of I-275 (Baxter, Woodland and Heiskell). Holes will re pre-augured; volunteers will plant and cover. From the McNabb Center buses will take volunteer to the planting sites. Volunteers do not have to commit to the full day, and buses will run throughout the day. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on Saturday and lunch on Sunday. Info on Facebook or call 865521-6957.

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600 volunteers and other supporters of Mission of Hope filled the Rothchild Conference Center Thursday evening to rejoice about two decades of helping others and to dedicate themselves to expanding the effort. Who could have imagined that the project Julie Holland started in the garage at her home in West Knoxville with the help of a few friends could have accomplished so much? Holland had seen a documentary by then WBIR anchor Bill Williams that illustrated the extreme suffering of families who live in remote areas of the southern Appalachians, far from towns where help might be available. She decided to do something about it. That first year, 150 children received new clothing for school.

20 years of helping those who need it most Three months later, Christmas was provided for 1,500 children. Last year, that number totaled 17,000. Emmette Thompson would tell you it’s all thanks to donors and volunteers, but others would say that it is the energy and the sheer passion for his work that Thompson embodies that motivates the thousands who pitch in their money and goods and time throughout the year. Thompson was hired as executive director of Mission of Hope in 1996 and still spearheads the organization. He and his small staff work year-round, encouraging volunteers and donors alike to do all they can to further the organization’s mission of help and hope. And the good works continue to grow exponentially, as Mission of

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Hope buses leave Knoxville month after month loaded with donated furniture and clothing and just about anything else that can be used to help the urgent needs of the recipients, including so many things we all take for granted, such as toothbrushes and toothpaste, soap and shampoo. The needs are many and growing, Thompson says, as the coal business, which provided jobs for so many of these families, continues its decline. Among speakers at last week’s event was Kathy West of Oneida, executive director of the Appalachian Life Quality Initiative, who told those gathered, “Mission of Hope has been a Godsend in Scott County since 2003. We have seen To page A-3

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HCWL Gala The Foundry serves as the perfect location for the Halls Crossroads Women’s League Autumn Gala. Honored during the gala were former and current presidents of the Halls Crossroads Women’s League. Pictured are Janis Crye, Sandra Smyth, Shelba Murphy and Carol Bayless.

The Halls Crossroads Women’s League Autumn Gala is always a fun-filled evening featuring good food, good music and good friends. Gathered at the event are Elsie Todd, Millie Norris, Bonnie Gombas, Jim Gombas and Ed Norris. Photos by Faye Heydasch

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Mission of Hope Wall of Fame At Central, she won first prize in the Kiwanis Club Essay Contest. Her French teacher, Louise Van Gilder, was a favorite. She recalls principal Hassie K. Gresham as fair and understanding. She played the bassoon for the band under the direction of O’Dell Willis, performed on the piano with the orchestra and played piano for variety shows and assemblies. Perry introduced her to the pipe organ during her sophomore year at Central. While still in high school, Jones became organist at Central Baptist Church of Fountain City. She entered the University of Tennessee in 1943, later transferring with a friend and fellow musician, Jane Wauford, to Indiana University at Bloomington where she received a bachelor’s degree in music in 1948. Jones returned to Knoxville and continued to play the organ for Central Baptist. In May 1952, she auditioned for the position of organist at First Baptist Church and was selected to succeed Carlotta Epps, who had served for 40 years. That year, Jones also received her associate certificate from the American Guild of Organists, an organization that she would support throughout her career. In the early ’50s, she accompanied the James King

From page A-1 Chorus. Through the chorus she met many singers, and she became the arranger and accompanist for the Trio of Melody – singers Ruth Love, Mary Lee Moser and Almeda Brakebill – which performed at churches and on the radio. They had a short-lived television show in 1954. While meeting a friend at the S&W Cafeteria on Gay Street, she was introduced to a young man with turquoise eyes. Mary Eleanor Jones began dating Marion McDonald Pickle, a Knoxville High graduate, and they were married on May 15, 1954. Her husband was transferred to the executive office of GMAC in New York City, and the couple’s first two children, sons Marion III (Mac) and Eddie, were born in New Jersey. The young family moved back to Knoxville in 1957, where three other children, Robert, Betsy and Joe, were born. While raising her family, Mary Eleanor Jones Pickle served as organistdirector at First Cumberland and Eastminster Presbyterian churches. Easter 1970, First Baptist Church called upon her to again become the church organist, and she continued in that position for 41 years. One of the most accomplished organists in East Tennessee, on Aug. 14, 2011, she gave a “Grand Retirement Recital” that was

attended by a full house at First Baptist. Pickle was at various times the accompanist for the Knoxville Choral Society, the Smithwood Choral Club and the Knoxville Women’s Chorus. She often was asked by director Albert Rule to provide organ accompaniment for Holston High School chorus concerts. Toward the end of her tenure with First Baptist, in addition to the sanctuary choir, she accompanied the Golden Notes choral group. Pickle was active in the Knoxville Chapter, American Guild of Organists, twice serving as sub-dean and dean, as well as chairing committees. She assisted in organizing free organ concerts at downtown churches during the 1982 World’s Fair. Throughout her lifetime, she has responded to hundreds of requests for music, playing for weddings, funerals, concerts and recitals throughout the community. Mary Eleanor Jones Pickle resides in South Knoxville with daughter Betsy. She has seven grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren.

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hard times, and Mission of Hope is always there to help.” West described a carnival that Mission of Hope stages annually for the impoverished children of Scott County “where everything is free,” and talked about the gratitude of the children who received those backpacks filled with school supplies and hygiene kits. Next to take the stage were two students whose college educations are funded by Mission of Hope scholarships. Daphne Bunch is now a graduate student at Middle Tennessee State University, but her relationship with Mission of Hope began when she was a student

From page A-1 at Fairview Elementary School in Scott County. “It was amazing to see the smiles on the faces of children who wouldn’t have had Christmas without Mission of Hope. I’ll never forget it.” Later, as a high school senior, “I didn’t know how I was going to be able to pay for college,” Bunch said. “The Mission of Hope scholarship was make or break for me, but the best part is knowing that I have a whole organization of people pulling for me and praying for me.” Samantha Botts is now sociology major at Tennessee Tech, studying on a Mission of Hope Scholarship. Botts said that when she

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Maurice Mays should Republicans target District 1 be pardoned The Tennessee Court of Appeals has ordered that the Knoxville City Council must actually vote on proposals on zoning which it does or does not favor. The time honored practice of letting proposals die for lack of a motion was convenient in that it permitted council members to avoid creating an actual vote where they could be held to account. It seems this decision may have ended the practice. Expect a few more roll calls in the future. It will make for more accountability. ■ Michael Grider is the press liaison for Mayor Tim Burchett. He has been with the Mayor for five years. He makes $71,000 a year which is far less than Jess Mayshark who heads up Mayor Rogero’s media operation. He started out working for WVLT in the news room. He says he has always been interested in politics and is “fairly independent,” but “fiscally conservative.” He says his time with Burchett has been a “fun, growing experience.” Grider has an easy person to work for given Burchett’s outreach and ease in talking to citizens of all areas of the county. He seldom has to spend time on damage control for the mayor. ■ As reviews are made to right wrongs and remove offensive symbols from the past, there is a matter from Knoxville which merits a review by the governor. That is the execution of Maurice Mays in 1921. Former state Rep. Bob Booker, who writes an excellent weekly column for the News Sentinel, has pointed out his conviction came from an all-white jury which deliberated all of 11 minutes on April 22, 1921. His real crime which generated significant public comment was that he was a black man who dated a white woman. The News Sentinel, through reporter Matt Lakin, has written extensively on this as has Jack Neely for the old Metro Pulse. Gov. Haslam should pardon Mays posthumously as clearly the jury did not do its job with any degree of objectivity or fairness. His former legal counsel, Herbert Slatery (now attorney general) declined the request of the late Knoxville attorney Donald Paine on the grounds the governor

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should not substitute his judgment for a jury. Had it been a representative jury or a deliberative one perhaps that would be true, but this jury excluded blacks and reached a verdict in 11 minutes. That seems to be grossly unfair and warrants correction by a pardon. ■ Dean Rice, chief of staff to Burchett, was a pallbearer for the late Sen. Fred Thompson’s services in Nashville on Nov. 6. Rice has been a field representative for Thompson, and his widow asked five field reps to serve as pallbearers, along with three of his grandchildren. ■ There are now five living Knoxville mayors with Randy Tyree, 75, the oldest. Bill Haslam is the youngest. All were present at the Welcome Center dedication of the Knoxville Botanical Gardens in August. All five are firsts. Tyree is the first to serve two consecutive 4-year terms. Dan Brown is the first African American. Rogero is the first woman. Haslam is the first mayor of Knoxville to become governor of Tennessee. This writer was the first mayor to serve four consecutive 4-year terms. Three are Democrats and two are Republicans. ■ The two recent city elections cost taxpayers over $250,000 with about 10,000 total voters for both elections which comes out to about $25 a voter. How long does this have to continue before something is done to change it? City Council for two years is now composed of nine persons, all term limited for a third term. Five new citizens will be elected to City Council in November 2017. Voter turnout then will be higher due to more competitive contests for council than this year, but will still be low. For those who believe the cycle of city elections should be moved to coincide with state and/or federal elections then a charter amendment must occur and it will require a citizen petition effort to do it as council appears wedded to the current system. Incumbents generally like low turnouts.


Republicans have long dominated Knox County Commission, but Democrats used to be a scrappy bunch who found a way to hold onto five or six seats on the 19-member body and finagle their way to into the vice-chair slot. Today, Democrats hold just two of nine district seats, and don’t dare even dream of snagging the two at-large positions, which leaves them with just their traditional District 1 and 2 strongholds in the heart of the city. Next year, Republicans are coming for more. Riding a statewide tide of “Red to the Roots” success, they’ve drawn a bead on District 1, which has not elected a Republican in living memory, although there was surely a Republican squire from East Knoxville on the old Quarterly Court at some time from its organization in 1915 to its dissolution in 1980. Party activists have decided that Michael Covington is the guy who can get it done in 2016. He has been campaigning for months and is energetic, talkative and liable to show up anywhere. The district, which

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stretches from Lonsdale to Ft. Sanders, through downtown, and includes Morningside, Parkridge, Park City, Burlington, Holston Hills, Chilhowee and Spring Hill, has remained a Democratic stronghold. The long line of Democrats this district has elected stretches back at least 50 years, in roughly inverse order, from Sam McKenzie to Tank Strickland, Diane Jordan, Frank Bowden, Rudy Dirl, Joe Armstrong, Pete Drew, Andrew Dix and the still-revered Dr. Water S.E. Hardy. Even Drew, who hasn’t had any luck getting elected to anything – and Lord knows he’s tried – since he switched parties in 1985, first got elected as a Democrat. (Armstrong, after serving 10 years on the commission, took Drew’s House seat in 1988.) Whether the entourage that shows up with Covington will be an asset or a liability could depend on how long it takes for them to fig-

ure out that Barack Obama carried the city of Knoxville handily and District 1 by a landslide, and that as much fun as it is to trash him at a suburban Republican Club, it’s not a winning strategy to do it in the first district. And they should check out county election law before saying stuff like owning property in the district qualifies them to vote there in county elections. If they do, they’ll find they can’t vote on “property rights” in a county election, even if the property is inside the city. Ask election administrator Cliff Rodgers, who’ll say something like this: “Property qualification voting only applies in city of Knoxville elections. It doesn’t apply in the county – everybody has a county residence in the state of Tennessee, and I can’t buy property in a different part of the county and vote there, unless a city municipality gives me the right to vote.” The days of county residents’ wholesale dabbling in city politics were halted by a city charter change in 2000 – see Article VII, section 703, which restricts property-qualified voting

rights to no more than two voters per 4,000 squarefoot parcel, which they have owned for at least six months Covington – thus ending the practice of ward heelers buying vacant lots and dividing them into slivers, thus creating a bunch of new voters. Richard Bean tells some pretty funny stories about those days, but allows as how things could get complicated after the election when they had to run around getting signatures of 19 – or 29 – property owners before the property could be sold. Finally, Covington’s supporters would be well advised to note the Republicans like Victor Ashe, Bill Haslam and various members of the Duncan family have had success in East Knoxville because they’ve been smart enough to emphasize constituent services over ideology. As Dorothy said to Toto, they knew they weren’t in Kansas anymore.

Willie Gault’s wedding Willie Gault did everything in a big way. Marvin West says he was twice a legend: on the field and in his mind.

Sandra Clark At the University of Tennessee (1979-82), Gault set kickoff return records that still stand; he led the team in all-purpose yardage as a sophomore, junior and senior; he was named allAmerican in 1982 and was a first-round NFL draft pick. Gault played 11 seasons with the Bears and Raiders. His Bears won Super Bowl XX. Willie was fast. He won the SEC in the 110-meter high hurdles twice. He won the SEC indoor championships 60-yard hurdles in 1983, and the 60-yard high hurdles and the 60-yard dash at that year’s NCAA championships. He was on a world record-setting 4x100 meter relay team at the 1983 World Championships. He made the 1980 Olympics team and could have won a medal but for the boycott. He even earned a spot on the U.S. Olympics bobsledding team. Now 55, he continues to set records in senior competitions.

But when West visited with the authors club at Sarah Moore Greene school last week, he talked most about the 1983 wedding of Willie Gault and Dainnese Mathis. “They had 15 bridesmaids and 13 groomsmen and three best men,” said West. “They invited some 600 people and about 1,300 showed up. “Gault was very, very fast. … but never a poster boy for hard work. … He won a Super Bowl and danced with the Chicago Ballet.” Each member of the authors club selected a Vol legend to read about and discuss with West. Maurice Jacobs picked Willie Gault. Dy’Keise Fears-Perez talked about Peyton Manning, noting that he came back to UT for his fourth year because he wanted to win a championship. He won neither a championship nor the Heisman Trophy. West recalled he led the band in “Rocky Top.” Arraya Moore read about John Majors, who starred at UT as a player and returned to coach “for 15 or 16 years.” West said Majors was ideal for the tailback position. “In 1956, he was the best player in the SEC. He wasn’t very big, but he knew how to run behind those guards and tackles.” Larry Seivers, from Clinton, never expected to play for a big-time college, but UT coaches liked

Sportswriter Marvin West signs his book “Legends of the Tennessee Vols” for students in the authors club at Sarah Moore Greene Magnet Academy: Dy’Keise Fears-Perez (left) and Arryana Moore (right). him. “They gave him the last scholarship they had. He was a great player and a humble, good guy.” Seivers caught a 2-point conversion to beat Clemson. After college he owned a vending machine business. “He became a millionaire when he sold it.” Heath Shuler came to UT, West said, because the WIVK radio signal reached Bryson City, N.C., where Shuler grew up. After three years as a “model citizen” quarterback, Shuler was drafted into the NFL. He later won election twice to Congress. Reggie White “played hard, but not mean.” He died young at just 43. Richmond Flowers came

to UT because of racial discrimination at the University of Alabama, but after graduation he was not admitted to the UT College of Law. So he applied to law school at Bama and was admitted, on the recommendation of legendary coach Bear Bryant. West said “a certain sportswriter” made a point to mention Flowers’ grades every semester – just to remind UT what it missed. West then introduced his wife, Sarah, and read the dedication of his book. The Wests have been married for 62 years and Marvin calls Sarah his “proofreader and moral conscience. “Every man should be blessed with such a wife.”

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MPC seeks community feedback Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission Executive Director Gerald Green has preached the same message since he came to town in July: the MPC wants community feedback. It was welcome news to the Council of West Knox C o u n t y Homeow ners, a group that enjoys giving feedback. Green spoke to the group last week. Sector Green plan updates present an important opportunity for citizen input, he said. Sector plans define how the city, or county, would like for future development to happen. The Northwest County Sector Plan, which includes

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Hardin Valley, Solway, Ball Camp and West Emory Road, is now being updated. Once adopted, sector plans can only be changed if surrounding land use or the area’s infrastructure changes, he said. Green gave a primer on the MPC. The planning commission is made up of 15 unpaid members; seven appointed by the city mayor and eight appointed by the county mayor. The paid staff makes recommendations to commissioners, who vote on recommendations to legislative bodies. Neither commissioners

nor staff initiate rezoning requests, he said. Those are made by property owners. When a rezoning is requested, staff considers the sector plan, surrounding land use, infrastructure in the zone and the general feel of the area. Another opportunity for public input is when commission hears the rezoning request. When a rezoning is opposed, each side is given five minutes to speak. Consolidation of comments is recommended. Meetings are at 1:30 p.m. in the Large Assembly Room at the CityCounty Building. To avoid a trip downtown, residents can express opinions via email, petitions or letters directed to commissioners. Views expressed on social media, like those regarding Knox County’s controversial proposed land swap of a portion of Nicholas

Ball Park, can’t be accepted as public comment because it’s not directed to commissioners, Green said. He has ideas for improving the process. He’d like to move back notice on upcoming rezoning requests to give citizens more warning. But the need to notify the community has to be balanced with providing a fair timeframe for developers. Verbatim minutes of MPC meetings are being replaced with audio and video recordings that will be available on the website, After

government meetings, the time each agenda item was heard will be noted on the agenda to make it easy to find on the recordings. MPC staff will also be reviewing adopted sector plans to make sure that ordinance changes are being implemented. “If the public takes part in the planning process, it’s our responsibility to follow through with that.” Local ordinances need to be brought into the 21st century, Green says. Possible changes include requirements that new sub-

divisions have sidewalks, connectivity to other subdivisions and open spaces. He has his own ideas about such updates, but that’s not what matters. “We don’t know what you want here, so we need your input.” MPC staff member Liz Albertson says additional public meetings regarding the Northwest County Sector Plan are planned for December. Staff members are available to discuss the sector plan at community meetings. Info: liz.albertson

Not much about North Texas All I intend to say about Tennessee against North Texas in football is that Vol basketball, ready or not, is moving toward the national spotlight. Big deal coming up for Thanksgiving weekend – fourth annual Barclays Center Classic in uptown Brooklyn, presented by Honda. Last year’s show was presented by Continental Tires. Thought you might want to know, just in case you are considering tires or cars. There are two divisions to this unusual basketball event. In the junior division, Gardner-Webb will play UT at noon Nov. 22. Army will visit on Nov. 24 for a 7 p.m. game. Other games are other places. The senior division

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matches Cincinnati against Nebraska and George Washington against Tennessee on Nov. 27 in New York City. Check local listings. The next day, losers play at noon and winners go for the championship at a more convenient 2:30. The junior division, which includes the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions and Southeastern Louisiana ordinary Lions, doesn’t get to play in the big house, capacity 17,000 or so. It assembles at West Point.

Barclays Center is the really big time, home to the Brooklyn Nets of the NBA and New York Islanders of the NHL. Other events horn in. The Ultimate Craft Beer Festival has come and gone. Disney on Ice will have its 100-year celebration. Rock bands Yes and Toto were there. Barclays has passed Madison Square Garden as the highest-grossing venue in the United States for concerts and family shows, not counting sports events. ■ Suggestion: If you are going to New York for Tennessee basketball, stay over a day and enjoy Handel’s Messiah at Carnegie Hall. Discount tickets available. ■ Whispers: Longsuffering faithful fans are

Me, myself and I Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett with county commissioners Brad Anders and Ed Brantley at the dedication of the new pumper for the Karns Fire Department’s Hardin Valley Station on Saturday morning, Nov. 7. Photo by Nancy Anderson

nervous about what they are not hearing about Tennessee basketball recruiting. Rick Barnes is teaching technique and trying to develop what he has inherited. Rob Lanier, ace talent solicitor, is not listed among those in pursuit of four- and five-stars that Kentucky doesn’t want. Barnes was even quoted as saying star ratings don’t matter. Fans suffered the shakes. ■ Memories: The Stu Aberdeen Memorial Tournament at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia,

has faded away. Lack of interest, said a school official. Lack of appreciation, said I. Stu Aberdeen, Tennessee associate coach during the Ray Mears era, famous for the tireless recruitment of Ernie Grunfeld and Bernard King, coached at Acadia from 1958 to 1966. He led the Axemen to six conference championships, five Maritime titles, a national crown and an overall 122-50 record. Stu won the coach-of-the-year trophy so many times, it was retired.

Stu Aberdeen died in 1979. Acadia inducted him into the school hall of fame. It honored the biggest little man on any basketball floor with a four-team Christmas holiday tournament. It failed to flourish. It was moved to pre-season, then dropped and maybe forgotten. It might resume next season. So said the school official. Best I can tell, there are no Stu Aberdeen monuments at Tennessee. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is

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SENIOR NOTES ■ Mayor Tim Burchett will speak to residents at Morning Pointe of Powell at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. He will speak on community issues and answer questions. ■ Corryton Senior Center: 9331 Davis Drive 688-5882 Monday-Friday Offerings include: exercise classes; card games; billiards; Senior Meals program, 11 a.m. each Friday. Corryton Senior Shut-in Visiting Group meeting is 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13; more volunteers are welcome. The center is accepting donations of any and all holiday/seasonal decorations (info: Greg, 688-5882). ■ Halls Senior Center: 4405 Crippen Road 922-0416 Monday-Friday Offerings include: card games; exercise classes; dance classes; craft classes; Tai Chi; movie matinee each Tuesday; Senior Meals program, noon each Wednesday. The Knox County Veterans Services will provide one-on-one assistance to veterans and family members 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18. Register for: Lunch and Learn: Independent Insurance Consultants, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16; UT Medical: GI Talk, noon Tuesday, Nov. 17; Snack and Learn: Humana, 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. ■ Heiskell Community Center 9420 Heiskell Road ■ Seniors Luncheon meeting, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12. Veterans will be honored and a traditional Thanksgiving meal will be served. All veterans and families should bring pictures to be displayed. Bring dessert and a friend. Info: Janice White, 548-0326.

Singers from First Baptist The Golden Oats senior choir from First Baptist Church Knoxville performed for the residents at Morning Pointe of Powell. The choir sings all across Knox County for other senior adults to promote activity and music among the aging. The choir sang hymns and gospel medleys, closing with “Amazing Grace.”

Biggs pens book on drug kingpin By Betty Bean Thirty years ago, Jerry LeQuire was not just famous. He was infamous. He evolved from a violent young criminal with convictions for cattle rustling and road rage to eventual entanglement in international smuggling schemes and involvement with the CIA. His notoriety grew even greater after he was imprisoned for drug smuggling when his brothers and two others were indicted on charges that they had plotted to blow up electrical transmission lines, a dam, an airport and a power plant and blame it on terrorists in an elaborate scheme to spring him from prison. The plan was for LeQuire to volunteer his services to “solve” the case in return for having his sentence reduced. His notoriety had faded by the time LeQuire died in federal prison last year at age 70, but his name still registers with East Tennesseans of a certain age, and he cemented his status as a legendary desperado by leaving behind a lingering mystery: What happened to the $280 million stash he’d earned from the Colombian

drug cartel, the Medellin, for flying cocaine into the USA? Knoxville author Richard Biggs, whose biography of LeQuire, “A Species of Insanity,” is on track to be released in December, says he doesn’t know – and doesn’t want to know– where (or Richard Biggs w h e t h e r) LeQuire stashed the drug money. But he knows just about everything else about the charming criminal whom he spent some 150 hours interviewing. He and LeQuire became friends in the process, and Biggs had planned to speak on LeQuire’s behalf at a parole hearing that was short circuited by a pancreatic cancer diagnosis quickly followed by LeQuire’s death in a prison hospital. So how did Biggs, who had a distinguished career as an electrical engineer before becoming a published author, get interested in telling the story of a career criminal like LeQuire? In the beginning, he

was curious because, like LeQuire, Biggs is a native Blount countian. They both attended Everett High School (not at the same time), and they knew many people in common. He started his research in 2011, and began visiting LeQuire in McCreary Prison in Pine Knot, Ky. “I talked to him so many hours,” Biggs said. “I saw the Jerry that was, and saw the Jerry that is. We talked about everything from people involved to conspiracies that I won’t mention because I want to stay alive to spiritual matters. He’d reconciled his fate, and although he knew that lot the things he’d done were wrong, he still rationalized that he didn’t have a choice, and he was still a dangerous person. “I was going to appear for him at the parole board. We were friends. Every letter, every email, he’d end by saying, ‘Your friend, Jerry.’” The cast of characters in LeQuire’s story is fascinating, from the lawyers, beginning with Franklin Park, a notorious East Tennessee lawyer/bad guy whose mysterious murder was never solved and in which Lequire

may (or may not) have been implicated, to LeQuire’s defense lawyer F. Lee Bailey, to a Kentucky lawyer called “Lying Larry,” to LeQuire’s treacherous ex-wife. Biggs lays it all out. Snippets of the story can be found at richardbiggs-, as well as information about when and where the book will become available. Biggs has also written about the founding of Mission of Hope and a biography of Maxine Raines, founder of Lost Sheep Ministries.

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church personnel committee in August,” he said. “The more we talked, the more I felt like Salem would be a good fit for us.” Tim led a worship service at Salem at the end of October. At the conclusion of the service he was asked to take the position at the church, and he accepted. He says he has a strong

heart for multigenerational worship. “Unfortunately, music can be a tool that divides churches more than it unites them. I believe that our love for God is what should unite us.” At Salem he hopes to see kids singing and worshipping God right next to their parents, grandparents and even greatgrandparents. Tim says multigenerational worship requires everyone to value unity over preference. “I believe our unity through diversity brings even more glory to God. Salem has a beautiful history of serving God and the Halls community. I am honored to be joining the Salem and Halls family.” The couple plan to live in the area with the people they are serving and are searching for a home in the Halls community. They are looking for a neighborhood where they can develop great relationships with neighbors for years to come. The family will begin their full-time ministry at Salem in January.

“If anyone told you it didn’t scare them, I don’t k n o w whether I’d believe them or not. But we were assigned to do a job. We just had a job to do,” he said. Hutchison His happiest memory from the war was having the good luck to meet up with his brother, Willard, in England. Willard was serving in the Air Force, and U2 bombs fell on London during their three days of leave there. In 1945, Hutchison got two weeks of leave at home, then his ship sailed for the Pacific via the Panama Canal with a

load of large and small ammunition. His ship stopped in Hawaii, the Soloman Islands, Okinawa, the Marshall Islands, Corregidor, the Philippines and Korea. While they were in the Philippines, the U.S. dropped the atomic bomb on Japan. Hutchison returned home after an honorable discharge in April 1946 and went to work for the Southern Railroad. He married “the prettiest girl in the neighborhood,” Evelyn Cupp, in June 1949. The two were together until she passed away almost two years ago. They had two sons and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Hutchison went into the ministry in 1966, serving at Zion Hill in Anderson County and Cedar Grove and

By Cindy Taylor Tim McCarty and wife Megan share a heart for music and missions. As the new Creative Worship Arts Teacher at Salem Baptist Church, Tim will have the opportunity to put his heart into his calling. The McCartys hail from Washington state, where Tim served as worship pastor at Edgewood Baptist Church for the past eight years. He directed the choir, orchestra, praise bands and teams, drama, tech teams, greeters and ushers. For the past two years he was also responsible for the missions ministry. “We gained valuable ministry experience and built many deep relationships with the people of Edgewood,” said Tim. Tim and Megan have two children. The couple say having a family has completely changed their perspective on life’s priorities. “Our children have shown us how we can live on very little sleep,” said Tim. “And God has placed a strong desire in our hearts to adopt more kids.”

The McCarty family: Tim, Theo, Megan and Madelyn.

Tim says he and Megan have felt God’s pull to begin a new ministry as they have begun the process of preparing for adoption. They began seeking a church and community that would be a good place for their growing family. “I started communicating regularly with Salem pastor Allen James and the

‘We had a job to do’ By Shannon Carey When Burney Hutchison was drafted into the U.S. Navy in November 1943, he was just 19. The farthest he’d ever been from home was Kentucky. Before his service in World War II ended, that Union County boy had traveled the world with the Navy amphibious forces in both the Pacific and European theaters, even taking part in the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Looking back, Hutchison remains humble about his role in these historic events. He just feels honored to have served his country.

FAITH NOTES Community services ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, will serve a free, traditional Thanksgiving dinner 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 26. The community is invited. Info: or 690-1060. ■ Cross Roads Presbyterian, 4329 E. Emory Road, hosts the Halls Welfare Ministry food pantry 6-8 p.m. each second Tuesday and 9-11 a.m. each fourth Saturday. ■ Dante Church of God, 410 Dante School Road, will distribute Boxes of Blessings (food) 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, or until boxes are gone. One box per household. Info: 689-4829.

“I wasn’t the only one,” he said. “The real heroes are the ones still over there or buried at sea. A lot of boys never did get to shore.” Union County lost three young men in the invasion of Normandy. Hutchison’s ship was LST #522, assigned to shuttle tanks, trucks and troops between England and France. While Hutchison’s job wasn’t the most dangerous in the war, it did have its risks. Frigid seas with waves sometimes 40 feet high and enemy submarines and bombers were always a threat. Once, he saw a German torpedo hit the ship ahead of his, killing five sailors.

on Saturday, Nov. 14, weather permitting. Donations may be dropped off 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Heiskell Fire Department, 9444 Heiskell Road. ■ Mountain View Church of God in Luttrell will host a free community dinner of turkey, dressing and trimmings noon-4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21. Pickup at the drive-thru. ■ Ridgeview Baptist Church, 6125 Lacy Road, offers Children’s Clothes Closet and Food Pantry 11 a.m.-2 p.m. each third Saturday. Free to those in the 37912/37849 ZIP code area.

Classes/meetings ■ First Comforter Church, 5516 Old Tazewell Pike, hosts MAPS (Mothers At Prayer Service) noon each Friday. Info: Edna Hensley, 771-7788. ■ Powell Church, 323 W. Emory Road, hosts Recovery at Powell at 6 p.m. Tuesdays. The program embraces people who struggle with addiction, compulsive behaviors, loss and life challenges. Info: or info@

Fundraisers ■ Mountain View Church of

God in Luttrell will hold a fundraiser beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14: breakfast of biscuit/gravy, ham and sausage available for a small price followed by an old-fashioned cakewalk and bake sale. ■ Rutledge Pike Missionary Baptist Church, 10316 Rutledge Pike, will host a benefit singing 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. All donations and proceeds will go to Texas Valley Baptist to help with rebuilding the church, which burned in August.

Special services ■ Mount Harmony Baptist

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No peace They have treated the wound of my people carelessly, saying, “Peace, peace,” when there is no peace. (Jeremiah 6: 14 NRSV) God made the World in six days flat On the seventh He said, “I’ll rest.” So He let the thing into orbit swing To give it a dry run test. A billion years went by, Then He took a look at the whirling blob. His spirits fell as He shrugged, “Oh well, it was only a six-day job!” (Rhymes for the Irreverent, Chad Mitchell Trio) Call it Armistice Day or Veterans Day, Nov. 11 is a day of remembrance, of gratitude, of pride and of grief. It was set aside to honor the sacrifice of those Americans who fought in World War I. Still today, those who fought and lived, as well as those who fought and died are remembered and honored at 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month. There have been other wars since, long, agonizing wars, and those veterans are also included in the tribute paid to their service. One would think that by this time, the inhabitants of Planet Earth would have figured out that maybe, just maybe, we should learn to peacefully share this home we have. As Rodney King so

Unity in Knox County. He was called to Valley Grove Baptist, his home church, in 1977, where he served as pastor for 33 years. He was also a school board member for eight years and a Union County Commissioner for 22 years. He has also found purpose in his volunteer work with the Tri-County Veter-

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plaintively asked, after riots and beatings and killings in California, “Why can’t we all just get along?” Why, indeed? This sweet little blue planet that we call home is big enough to allow us all to live here, and to get along! Surely we could take care of it and of our fellow humans! But no, we fight over land and water and oil and mineral rights and politics and religion! We kill each other in wars and riots and on our highways. God forgive and help us!

ans Honor Guard. The Honor Guard conducts military honors at veterans’ funerals in Union, Grainger and Claiborne counties. But this service, too, he approaches with humility. “All we’re really doing is paying our respects to our veterans and their families. I just volunteer to serve because it helps somebody.”

Church, 819 Raccoon Valley Road NE, will host a special singing 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, featuring Rick Alan King. ■ Oaks Chapel American Christian Church, 934 Raccoon Valley Road, will begin a revival at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov.13. The revival continues at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Speakers will be the Revs. Jerry Epperson and Richard Nicely. Everyone welcome.

Youth programs ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, hosts Morning Breakfast and Afternoon

Hang Out for youth each Tuesday. Breakfast and Bible study, 7:20 a.m.; Hang Out Time, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Info: 6901060 or ■ Inskip UMC, 714 Cedar Lane, will host a Noah’s Ark animal workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. Cost: $30. Includes: choosing a furry pal, stuffing it, tucking in a wish, personalizing a T-shirt for it, naming it and creating a birth certificate. Noah’s Ark mascot Mogo Monkey available for pictures. Proceeds benefit Partners for Children. Info/registration: 689-9516.


■ Glenwood Baptist Church, 7212 Central Avenue Pike, is accepting appointments for the John 5 Food Pantry. Info: 938-2611. Your call will be returned.

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Gibbs High represents at fair The GHS construction team of (front) Nick Dorsey, Andrew Freeman, Landon Haynes; (back) Will Pergrem and Adam Geames placed fourth at the fair with their cutaway of a home. Jose Ordaz earned a first place ribbon for his architectural drawing.

Sierra Brooks and Kortney Williams entered in the miscellaneous category for hair styles and Amberly Choate entered in the casual styled division.

The health sciences class entered a baby shower basinet created from diapers and socks. The project was donated to an organization for distribution of the items, but not before winning the group a fourth place ribbon. Pictured are Tessa Owens, Amber Nicely, Emily Harden, Kallie Ogle and Lauren Wallace.

Cosmetology students Shannon Burress and Jenna Barnes earned a second place ribbon for their braiding entry and Ilyssa Lowery earned a fourth place ribbon for her evening style entry.

Earning a second place ribbon for their electrical wiring entry are (front) Damon Rew, Dillion Thomas; (back) Tucker Davis, Devin Parker and J’Son Brown.

Victoria Amanns and Ben Roberts brought home a first place ribbon for their architectural drawing projects. Photos by R. White



To all of America’s veterans and members of The Armed Forces: This Veterans Day WE SALUTE YOU and THANK YOU for your service to America!

Named Halls High players of the week for their efforts during the team’s win over Heritage are Cooper Cook (#6) and Hunter Huff (#19). The players were selected by the coaching staff.

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Central High student Spencer McDonald recently par t icipated in the All National Honor Ensemble concert band in Nashville. Spencer, a junior at CHS, was McDonald selected to participate in the band at the National Association for Music Education Na-

tional Conference. The selection is the biggest honor a student can earn, as they are selected through audition and must have achieved All-State status last spring to tryout. Students from 49 states and the District of Columbia represented at the event and Spencer was the only student from Knox County Schools. The final concert of the conference was held at the Grand Ole Opry.

SCHOOL NOTES ■ Copper Ridge Elementary School will host its inaugural Holiday Bazaar, 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. Featuring: Advocare, Jamberry, Keep Collective, Scentscy, Thirty-One, wreaths, gifts, home décor and much more. Info: Amy, 387-1162.

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CTE spotlight: Welcome to cosmetology! Enter the cosmetology classroom at Gibbs High School and on any given day you will be greeted with “Welcome to cosmetology!” It may seem like something small, but the friendly greeting can be a day changer for many people.

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Instructor Stephanie Coppinger has her students greet classroom guests just as they would if they were entering a salon in town. “The girls know that being friendly and positive can make (or break) a salon experience and I want them to enjoy what they do.” After spending just a little time in the classroom, it was evident that the students enjoy what they are learning and who is doing the teaching. Coppinger was an instructor at a cosmetology school before com-

ing to Gibbs High and she knows what is required and expected of the students to graduate. Her classroom instruction helps the students earn as many of the 1500 total hours needed to take state boards and become a licensed cosmetologist. The students consider her “crazy in a good way” and makes learning fun. She isn’t afraid to constructively critique her students because she wants them to succeed in their field. “Even if I criticize, I always try to find something positive too,” said Coppinger. Learning cosmetology is more than hair and nails and instruction goes above and beyond the rubric. During the courses they practice math, chemistry, anatomy and even English. Gibbs is fortunate to have a good mix of nationalities at the school and students are able to work on a variety of hair textures. In addition to providing haircuts, students learn to color hair, braid hair, apply relaxers, and do manicures and


pedicures. The classroom salon is open to the public on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:50 p.m. To schedule an appointment, contact the school at 689-9130. All services are provided by advance cosmetology students under the supervision of Coppinger.

UT supports program UT Knoxville, in partnership with Knox County Schools, has added Inskip Elementary School as the newest member of its University-Assisted Community Schools initiative. The initiative focuses on high-needs elementary schools to create challenging learning opportunities for students by providing a nurturing environment supported by family, community volunteers and staff. The first community school was established at Pond Gap Elementary in 2010 with the help of Bob Kronick, a professor of educational psychology counseling in UT’s College of Education, Health and Human Sciences. “A lot of people from UT and Knox County Schools have worked diligently over a long period of time to make this happen for Inskip Elementary,” said Kronick. “We look forward to seeing positive growth in the school and the community. This kind of program positively challenges students and encourages parents to become more involved with their children and community.” UT will provide physical education, music and tutoring services to the students at Inskip, utilizing a combination of faculty, staff, students and community volunteers. To date, there are nine community schools within Knox County that are supported by either UT or the Great Schools Partnership. Most stay open into the evening and offer additional instructional time as well as recreational, arts, mental health, adult education and other services.

Gibbs High cosmetology instructor Stephanie Coppinger applies a relaxer to a student’s hair as she talks shop with students Aleena Giles and Ailyn Galindo and their classmates. Photos by R. White

Tonya Maples plucks Anna Lane’s eyebrows during instructional time.

Julia Jones applies make up on classmate Megan Gideon during cosmetology class.

Teaming up against drugs Area Knox County schools celebrated Red Ribbon Week and spent time discussing the dangers of drug/alcohol use with students and encouraging them to say no. Many schools used the time to have spirit days and allowed students the

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Students at Shannondale Elementary teamed up one day to say no to drugs. Wearing their favorite team jerseys are: (front) Mackenzie Whittaker, Henry Prince, Kai Litton; (back) Ella Grossman, Annabelle Loveday, Dylan McGhee and Joseph Stafford.


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The John Adair Oak Tree Highly respected local arborist, William James “Jim” Cortese, ISA, recently used his expertise to age the stately white oak tree (Quercus alba) which stands a lone sentinel just behind Food City in Lynnhurst Cemetery on West Adair Drive.

Adair Oak Tree (1926). Unveiling the tombstones of Revolutionary War soldiers John Adair and Edward Smith by the Bonny Kate Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution are: Sarah Smith Sanders, J. Harvey Smith, Mary Boyce Temple, Sarah Smith McCampbell. Oct. 26, 1926. Lynnhurst Cemetery.

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HISTORY AND MYSTERIES There has long been speculation about the age of the tree and whether John Adair’s reinterrment in Adair Oak Tree (2015). Dr. John D. Tumblin stands under the Adair Oak recently to provide a 1926 was under the shade of means of comparing the current size of the tree to its 1926 size. (Photograph submitted) that tree for a reason. Adair’s great-grandson, James Harvey Smith (1840“1) (The age factor in the the tree is 23 mm diameter tion, about 3-5 inches di1932) had assisted his father in removing the last 1988 “International Soci- and the gentleman’s head is ameter and about 15-20 feet remnants of historic Fort ety of Arboriculture Guide 5 mm diameter. Based upon tall in 1788.” Only hours later, CorAdair. Had Smith advised for Tree Appraisal” for this information and runthe Daughters of the Ameri- white oak, Quercus alba, is ning an algebraic equation, tese would advise that he can Revolution to choose 5 times the tree diameter.) it is my opinion that the tree had run the age of the tree a that site because of its his- The tree’s current diameter is approximately 212 years third way: “3) Back in the early toric significance, possibly at 4.5 feet off of the ground old, circa 1803. “(Again) based upon 1990s, I had my tree crews because it was within in the is 52.84 inches multiplied by 5 equals 264 years or my figures, it was approxi- measure the diameters and perimeter of the fort? mately 120 years old in count the age via growth After viewing the sole circa 1751. “2) Using a millimeter 1926. Trying to be a good rings of trees that we were available historic photograph of the tree, making current ruler I measured the diam- scientist, if we average the cutting down. There were measurements and return- eter of the current tree with two methodologies; then six white oaks in that paper ing to his office to study the Dr. John Tumblin in the the tree would be 238 years work. I ran the numbers on information and consult his photo. It is 21 mm in diam- old, circa 1777. The fort and these six trees. Their averreference works, Cortese sent eter. Tumblin’s head is 3 mm stockade date to 1788. Thus age diameters were 23.03 wide which is equal to an it is conceivable that this inches. Their average age the following email: “I have run the age of average approximate head tree was standing when the was 88.17 years. Utilizing the Adair Oak two different diameter size of 6.5 inches. fort was built. It would have the algebraic equation that I “In the 1926 photograph, been, again in my estima- utilized previously, the large ways: 52.84 inch diameter white oak is 203 years old. “Thus, we have 264 + 212 + 203 equals 678 divided by 3 equals 226. This would put the tree circa 1789.” Over the years several research efforts have been made to discover the exact location of Fort Adair, efforts that have so far failed to establish that footprint. The late Katherine Keogh • Knife sharpening service “Kate” White (1853-1938), historian of the Bonny Kate • Trading Chapter of the DAR and honorary historian of the 1406 Maynardville Hwy • Specialty Case Knives Tennessee DAR, who was a 865-936-5403 charter member of the East Mon-Fri: 10am - 6pm Tennessee Historical Soci-

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ety and its vice president, wrote perhaps the most informative article on the subject. Her article in the Knoxville Sentinel (predecessor to the Knoxville News Sentinel) on July 22, 1923, is entitled, “Where Trolleys And Autos Now Run John Adair Built His Stockade While Indians Peered Down From Black Oak.” White interviewed John Harvey Smith (probably James Harvey Smith) who was then living in the historic Smith house on the southeastern section of John Adair’s 640-acre land grant (present location of CiCi’s Pizza). There are several significant quotes in the article: “What was then far out beyond the extreme frontier of this city in 1788 and where now is a part of busy North Knoxville out on the Fountain City road (now Broadway) in beautiful Lynnhurst cemetery, in the extreme north, between the deep cut driveway and a large lonely oak tree, sleeps John Adair. This place was always known as Adair Burying Hill, and the Hill graveyard on Adair Creek. “Recently Lynnhurst was being put in order, some bones of early settlers were found, and reinterred in Lynnhurst and Greenwood cemeteries. It was thought that John Adair and wife were among these, but a great-grandson of John Adair, John H. Smith (sic),

who lives on the Adair estate in the large brick house between the Fountain City railway tracks and Broadway pike, remembered where his great-grandfather was buried and the rocks that were used to mark his grave. He helped his father to pull down the old Fort and house of John Adair. “The Brick House was built by the late John Smith, the second, in the year of 1839. The Fort, stockade, and house of 1788 stood on the west side of the asphalt road to Fountain City, between it and where Adair Creek runs, just below the graveyard. Mr. Smith said there were two springs one on each side of the stockade, which supplied the settlers, and that always a sufficient amount of water was brought in during daylight, and someone with a rifle stood guard while the women and children brought in the supply.” The cutline for a photograph of the Smith House illustrating the article contains this sentence, “Adair fort was located directly between this house and the grove, and is indicated by a large stone marker, though this stone is not shown in the picture.” Thanks to Jim Cortese and his expertise in aging trees we may be a step closer to locating the exact footprint of John Adair’s 1788 fort. If only trees could talk.

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■ Arts in the Airport: juried exhibition allows regional artists to compete and display work at McGhee Tyson Airport secured area behind the security gate checkpoint from March 17-Oct. 12. Theme: “Smoky Mountain Air Show.” Entries deadline: midnight Sunday, Feb. 7. Info/application:; Suzanne Cada, 523-7543 or ■ Dogwood Arts Festival: juried artists are selected to exhibit and sell their original work in mixed media, clay, drawing/pastels, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, painting, photography, sculpture, and wood in April. Info/application: ■ Gallery of Arts Tribute: a juried exhibition developed to recognize local artists and honor the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Artwork should be delivered 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 4-5. Entry form:; or SASE to Arts & Culture Alliance, P.O. Box 2506, Knoxville TN 37901. Info: Suzanne Cada, 523-7543 or ■ Broadway Studios And Gallery, 1127 N Broadway, will host an art exhibit about food. Artists reflect on food as it pervades lives, from the profound to the mundane. Entry fee is $5 with a limit of three pieces per artist. Drop off Nov. 20, 21, 27, 28 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Opening reception and awards night 5-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, and the exhibit

Call for vendors ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7754 Oak Ridge Highway, is seeking vendors for the annual Craft Fair to be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. Spaces: $40. Bring your own table or rent one for $10. Info/reservations: 690-1060. ■ Christ UMC is seeking vendors for its fall arts and crafts festival, to be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. Info/application: or Sherry, 776-1100. ■ Knox Heritage Salvage Shop is accepting applications from vendors for its Holiday Market to be held Dec. 2-19. Products will be sold by The Salvage Shop on consignment, so vendors do not have to be present during market hours. Proceeds will benefit Knox Heritage. Application deadline: midnight Friday, Nov. 20. Info/applications:

Area farmers markets ■ Ebenezer Road Farmers Market, Ebenezer UMC, 1001 Ebenezer Road. Hours: 3-6 p.m. Tuesdays through late November. Info: on Facebook. ■ Knoxville Farmers Market, Laurel Church of Christ, 3457 Kingston Pike. Hours: 3-6 p.m. Fridays through late November. ■ Lakeshore Park Farmers Market, 6410 S. Northshore Drive. Hours: 3-6 p.m. every Friday through Nov. 20. Info: on Facebook.


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By Betsy Pickle The only thing better than standup comedy is convenient standup comedy. Take this weekend’s Scruffy City Comedy Festival (please!). It will span three locations on Market Square – Scruffy City Hall, the Speakeasy at Preservation Pub and Knoxville Uncorked – instead of being spread throughout downtown. “People can literally walk out the door of one show and into the door of another show and be seated within a minute,” says Matt Ward, the Knoxville comedian and comedy promoter who founded the festival last November. “That allows people to see all the shows if they hang around all weekend, at least part of all the shows.” Ward and his associates learned a lot from the 2014 fest. One thing that doesn’t worry him is tackling a University of Tennessee football game day. His headliner Saturday night is Midwesterner Jackie Kashian. “Jackie Kashian is a perfect comic to have on Saturday night on a home football game day,” says Ward. “She has nothing to do with sports. She definitely has a dorky, nerdy following, and her material is beautiful in that regard.” On Saturday afternoon, New Orleans-based festival performer Chris Trew, who is also an improv coach and

Jackie Kashian headlines on Saturday night. Andy Sandford headlines the Scruff y City Comedy Festival on Friday night. teacher, will lead an improv class for both newcomers and seasoned performers. “It’s a class on language and communication in improv comedy,” says Ward. Ward has also learned to take bumps in stride. His Friday-night headliner, Ben Kronberg, had to bow out, but he ended up with a replacement who could prove even more popular. The new headliner, Andy Sandford, is a comic out of Atlanta now based in New York City. “It goes from being kind of a raunchy show on Friday night to being almost a completely clean comedy show,” says Ward, who notes that Sandford has appeared on “Conan” and “Adult Swim.” “Andy’s not 100 percent clean, but he definitely isn’t a very controversial comic. He’s more of a wordsmith.”

It’s becoming more common for mid-sized and small cities to have their own comedy festivals, Ward says. Nearly three dozen comedians will perform at the Scruffy City fest. “The comedy communities in these cities are growing,” he says. “Some of these places may not have had much live comedy at all before. Now they have a few years under their belt of having standup comics come in and do shows, typically produced by local performers. And then those people get excited, and they’re like, ‘Let’s showcase our scene. Let’s do a festival.’ So there’s a new festival popping up probably every few months across the country.” The second time around has been much easier, he says. “Last year we had such a great response and turnout, it makes this year that much

Mia Jackson will headline Sunday along with Shane Mauss. more legitimate. When I walk into a place to put up a poster, people have heard of the festival, whereas last year we were creating the festival and people weren’t sure about it.” Ward says there’s something “really big” that will also be announced via the Twitter handle @scruffycomedy. There also will be some free “pop-up performances” revealed on Twitter. He wants “to keep people focused on the shows that we do have on the schedule, but if they don’t happen to be able to make it to those shows give them an alternative at the last second.” The fest kicks off with an opening-night party at 7 p.m. Friday. The comedy starts at 7 on Saturday and Sunday as well. Sunday’s headliners are Mia Jackson and Shane Mauss. For tickets/passes, times and locations visit or The 2nd Annual Scruffy City Comedy Festival on Facebook.

A classical ‘fab four’ By Carol Shane There’s a new classical kid in town, and its name is “Inner Voices.” Made up of four musicians from the Knoxville and Oak Ridge symphonies, the recentlyformed string quartet has a fresh objective: to play great music in an intimate, fun setting, and to pick the pieces the members really want to perform, even if that means playing only parts of larger works. “It’s like a mixed tape,” says violinist Ruth Bacon Edewards. Indeed, “Mixed Tape” is the name of the group’s inaugural concert, and the setting is just as hip as the idea. “We are having it at The Hive, which is a creative space in my neighborhood of Old North,” says cellist Jeanine Wilkinson. “Several of us live near this up-and-coming neighborhood and we would love to highlight a new business that just opened.” Edewards agrees. “We’re just really inspired by the energy in North Knoxville right now. We wanted to be

a part of that.” Wilkinson is largely responsible for the group’s formation. She’s been thinking about this type of project “for several years. For string players, chamber music is what we live for. It’s such a unique instrumentation that permits each player to be a soloist and at the same time be part of an ensemble.” She wanted to get together regularly to rehearse and perform with like-minded, equally-committed musicians. She discussed the idea with her good friend Kevin Richard Doherty, host of WUOT’s Early Morning Concert. “I thought the idea sounded amazing,” says Doherty. “So I told Jeanine that if she got the group together I would help her promote it. In this crazy age of technology and instant gratification, I feel like we need classical music and thoughtful music now more than ever.” Wilkinson called up some of her string-playing

‘The 33’ Mario Sepulveda (Antonio Banderas) is one of 33 Chilean miners trapped 200 stories underground in “The 33,” based on the 2010 disaster that gripped the world for nearly 70 days. Director Patricia Riggen’s film depicts the struggles of the miners, who endured 100-degree temperatures in the collapsed mine, as well as the heroic efforts of those trying to rescue them. The international cast also includes Juliette Binoche, Rodrigo Santoro, Lou Diamond Phillips, Gabriel Byrne, Mario Casas and James Brolin. The movie opens wide on Nov. 13.

‘Menagerie’ Elizabeth Beck of Harriman will play Laura in the Roane State Playmakers production of “The Glass Menagerie.” Show times are Nov. 13-14 and Nov. 20-21 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays, Nov. 15 and Nov. 22, at 2 p.m. in Harriman. Tickets are $10 ($5 for students and seniors). Info: 865-354-3000, ext. 5296.

Rachel Loseke, Ruth Bacon Edewards, Christina Graffeo and Jeanine Wilkinson are the members of “Inner Voices,” a new string quartet making its debut at The Hive this Friday. Photo by CMarlowe Photography

friends, and the four had “a social get- together to sight read music and then eat and drink wine, just to make sure the chemistry would be compatible between all of us. We ended up having a ton of fun and decided that we would all love to work together and put on a concert.” Violist Christina Graf-

feo is thrilled to be making music again after being sidelined by an injury that kept her from symphony playing. A sonographer for Blount Memorial Hospital, she welcomed the chance to join her musical friends. “It is refreshing,” she says of working with “Inner Voices.” “I love that!” And violinist Rachel Los-

eke says, “Ever since I’ve moved here I’ve missed playing chamber music for fun. I feel like it’s the most expressive medium for a string player, aside from solo playing. You get to be collaborating and communicating.” Loseke is enjoying the social and autonomous aspects of the venture. “I love

the girls I’m working with. We’re in charge, and we get to do what we want!” The program includes the winding, mesmerizing first movement from Maurice Ravel’s only string quartet and “Is Now Not Enough?” by Asheville composer Dosia McKay, as well as music from Mozart, Beethoven and Piazzolla. And in keeping with the casual atmosphere, the audience is also invited to “join the quartet for a drink after the show.” Doherty hopes to see an enthusiastic crowd this weekend. “I want to do my part to help classical music find its stride in the 21st century. More of this is happening, i.e. the Big Ears Festival. We just need more people believing in the cause.” “Mixed Tape” by “Inner Voices” will be performed at 7 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 13, at The Hive, 854 North Central Street in Knoxville. Tickets are $10, and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Info: kevinricharddoherty. com

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SouthEast Bank boosts Goodwill By Shannon Carey SouthEast Bank is doing its part to help find jobs for those in need. SouthEast has pledged $25,000 to match donations or pledges to Goodwill Foundation of Knoxville made through the end of the year. The pledge came Oct. 28, during the Scotch, Cigars and Goodwill event held at the SouthEast Bank branch in Farragut. Dr. Robert G. Rosenbaum, former CEO of Goodwill Knoxville and current foundation president, said the foundation is well on its way to the $25,000 goal. “So far, we’ve done really well without any real solici-

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tation,” Rosenbaum said. The event included a silent auction, with three strands of cultured pearls donated by Jewelry TV coowner Bill Collins. Funds raised will help Goodwill Industries-Knoxville Inc. to further its mission to provide vocational services and employment for people with barriers to employment. Topping Rosenbaum’s list of great Dr. Robert G. Rosenbaum of Goodwill Foundation presGoodwill programs is new ents John E. Arnold Jr., chair of SouthEast Bank, with a plaque Certified Nursing Assis- commemorating SouthEast Bank’s pledge of $25,000 to match tant training. Goodwill also donations or pledges to Goodwill Foundation of Knoxville partners with Knox County made through year end 2015. Photo submitted Schools to help students get real-world training and find uated a phenomenal number mission-supportive to ensure better-paying jobs. of CNAs,” said Rosenbaum. the perpetuity of Goodwill “Over the years we’ve grad- “The goal is to be just purely and its programs.”







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Dottie Ely joined her husband, Bob, when he was recognized for 55 years of perfect attendance by the Rotary Club of Bearden. Ely was a founding member of the club. Photo by Charles Garvey

International students celebrate

The Rotary Club of Knoxville is hosting a Thanksgiving meal for International students at the University of Tennessee on Monday, Nov. 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event will be at the International House, located on the UT campus at 1623 Melrose Place. You can park in front of the building. There is no charge for Rotarians and their families. ■

Crissy Haslam to speak

Tennessee’s First Lady – Crissy Haslam – will be speaking to the Tuesday Nov. 24 meeting of the Rotary Club of Knoxville at the Marriott Hotel. The meeting begins at noon. If you are interested in hearing the wife of Gov. Bill Haslam, call 865-523-8252.

Outsourcing? Not convinced

State Sen. Becky Massey told the North Knox Rotarians she’s talked to about 10 individuals from Gov. Haslam to folks in her district and nothing she’s yet heard has convinced her it’s a good idea to outsource state jobs. She predicted a change in the state’s tax on gasoline to include indexing – adjustments for inflation every three to five years. On abortion, she said, “We’re not going to abolish it; it’s the law of the land. We can make it safe for those who participate.”

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By Tom King Bob Ely became a Rotarian in 1960 and the Rotary Club of Bearden recently honored him for 55 years of perfect attendance. Bob’s perTom King fect attendance translates to having not missed a meeting in approximately 2,860 meetings. Bob is a past district governor of 6780 who served in 1981-82. He is a past president of the club when it was first known as Bearden Rotary, then West Knox Rotary and last year it became Bearden Rotary again. He was one of the three original charter members when the club began meeting in 1960. Bob is 89 and underwent brain surgery not long ago. With him at many of these meetings is his wife of 45 years, Dottie. Two years ago Bearden Rotary made her an honorary member. “I have made up meetings in most every major city in the U.S. and also in Hawaii, Alaska and South America,” he explained. In fact, in 1982, while attending the Rotary International Convention in Sao Paulo, Brazil, he was installed as district governor of his home district. During the 1960s he was busy setting up a national sales force for his heating and air products company. As his business took him from Hawaii to Alaska he always attended local Rotary Club functions. “I’ve met people from all over the world. It’s been a great experience,” he said. ■



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■ Bennett Galleries has stocked new art, furniture, jewelry and many unique items in celebration of its 40th anniversary. ■ K-VA-T Food Stores Inc., parent company for Food City, has been named a 2015 Healthier Tennessee Workplace for its commitment to encouraging and enabling employees to live a healthy lifestyle both at work and at home. ■ Candlewood Suites Knoxville has received the 2015 Quality Excellence Award, given to hotels achieving distinction in all aspects of their operation. Only 85 reached this designation in the Americas. The extended-stay hotel opened here in 1997. The staff is led by Bart Pemberton, general manager; Trish Cisco, operations manager; and Dawn Lassiter, director of sales. ■ Knox County Schools sold 156,033 coupon books this year, raising $1.37 million for classrooms and schools. U.S. Cellular was the presenting sponsor. Corporate sponsors were First Tennessee Foundation, Junk Bee Gone, Rusty Wallace Automotive and Stanley Steemer.

■ The District Gallery will present the works of Joe Parrott: From Knoxville to the Mediterranean Dec. 4-30 with an opening reception 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at 5113 Kingston Pike. Parrott will attend the opening and will offer a painting demonstration in the gallery from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. Info: 865200-4452. ■ Commercial Bank will sponsor an event to benefit Alzheimer’s Tennessee from 3-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, in Fountain City Park. The Friday Fall Fun Fest, Tailgate and Cornhole Tournament is open to all. ■ Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians will not increase cookie prices next year. Locally, the cookies will continue to sell for $4 per box. The council’s 2016 sale will launch Jan. 16 and extend through February. ■ Pictures with Santa for kids 12 and younger will be offered at Coldwell Banker Wallace & Wallace, Realtors, 3009 Tazewell Pike, 4-6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4. Broker Gina Mills said the office will have holiday-themed snacks and activities. Info: 865-687-1111.

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Good things happening at Tennova North


By Sandra Clark Tennova continues to be an economic engine for Halls, Powell and communities north of Knox County. Rob Followell, CEO of Tennova North, spoke recently to the Powell Business and Professional Association. Tennova has added a 3D mammography machine. Followell said the ER has 38,000 visits each year and Tennova North will expand the emergency room by 25 percent. “We’re adding a second linear accelerator to expand our services,” he said. Tennova has made a multi-million dollar investment in its Digestive Disease Institute. He made no promises, but said Tennova North is experiencing double digit growth and he looks forward to significant capital investment going forward. In Anderson County

Tennova staff at PBPA: Andrew Mueller, assistant CEO who started in January; Pam Wenger, chief nursing executive; Rob Followell, CEO; and Angela Farmer, administrative assistant. Photo by S. Clark (where Followell will chair the Chamber of Commerce next year), Tennova has expanded on the Summit physicians’ practice to create a complex with a total of three buildings featuring two podiatrists, expanded primary care, speech therapy and occupational therapy. Tennova has added a neu-

rologist, Dr. Jose Cardenas in the past year and will be expanding his office in the former office of Dr. Kristy Newton, who recently retired. The Tennova Women’s Care Group has expanded and was moved to a newly renovated suite on the ground floor of the Profes-

sional Plaza B located on the Tennova NKMC campus. “We’re constantly recruiting physicians to meet the needs of the area, and added 20 physicians in the last four years. “We’ve brought up the level of service and are proud of our family atmosphere.”

Planners see a new look for Broadway By Sandra Clark The funding is not in place, but we’ve got to start somewhere. T h a t attitude brought an overf low crowd to Saint James Leslie Fawaz Episcopal Church last week – business owners, neighborhood residents, city employees and contractors – to discuss a revival of Broadway from Hall of Fame Drive to Branson Avenue, just north of the Fulton High School campus. Take this seriously, folks. Look no farther than Cumberland Avenue to see the

sweep of city government once it has a renewal plan. Wayne Blasius (director) and Leslie Fawaz (studio design director) of the East Tennessee Community Design Center are taking the lead, working with David Massey of the city’s Office of Neighborhoods, the Broadway Corridor Task Force and others to get folks talking. Fawaz said discussion of money can come later. She asked attendees to imagine ways to make Broadway more accessible to businesses, more connected among neighborhoods and friendlier to pedestrians and bikers. Discussion topics included: ■ Traffic – Should traffic lanes be reduced to pro-

vide space for landscaping, wider sidewalks and bike lanes? Should parking be on-street or moved to the back or side of businesses? ■ Bus stops – Fawaz said Broadway in the most used bus line for KAT. Could usage be increased with bigger bus-stop shelters, perhaps providing bike racks? ■ Consistency in street signage, lights and landscaping – this included whether participants preferred tall, skinny shrubs or bushy trees (bushy won). Someone suggested extending First Creek Greenway along the Broadway Corridor. “Walking is the most common form of physical activity and the oldest form of transportation,” said a consultant.

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It was almost urban architecture as a cure for diabetes. The spirit moves among people of a common mind who gather in a small room with PowerPoint slides and 60 clickers. The only option that never won was to leave Broadway as it is. As City Council member Marshall Stair said recently, “Our corridors are ugly.” It seems the neighborhoods beside Broadway are coming back faster than the businesses. Turning that around through design and public/private investment makes sense. Fawaz said details of last week’s meeting will be online this week. Stay tuned. This discussion has just begun.

Brickey-McCloud hosts breakfast club Brickey-McCloud Elementary principal Robbie Norman (right) serves muffins to Dennis Jones during the monthly meeting of the Halls B&P Breakfast Club. The event is hosted on the first Thursday of every month to enable community and business members to network. Photo by R. White

‘Inky’ is coming to Powell By Sandra Clark Former

UT football player Inky Johnson will speak at the annual banquet of the Powell Business and Professional AsInky Johnson sociation 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at Tennova North. The venue is limited to 160 seats, and tickets are going fast. A routine tackled turned into a life-threatening injury for Inky Johnson on Sept. 9, 2006, at Neyland Stadium. Now he lives with daily pain, a paralyzed

right arm and constant physical challenges. He earned a master’s degree in sport psychology from UT and devotes much time to mentoring athletes and underprivileged youth. He and his wife, Allison, live in Atlanta with their children, Jada and Inky Jr. Teresa Underwood is chairing the banquet, assisted by Angela Farmer, Denise Girard and others. Tickets at $60 each may be purchased from Girard at First Century Bank, Emory Road, by Friday, Nov. 13. Info: 947-5485 x 1802. The annual banquet recognizes the man and woman of the year and the business person of the year.

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Body mechanics Retired auto technician gets new knee, same-day service Rodney Loveland began tinkering with cars almost a half century ago, a time when cars still had carburetors, foot-operated dimmer switches and windows raised and lowered by hand crank. But times change, and as the retired mechanic will tell you, “Stuff wears out – no way around it.” That includes people parts, too, and the 68-year-old Loveland, with two back surgeries and a shoulder surgery, is no exception. Years of twisting, turning, bending, squatting, pushing and pulling – under the hood, under the car and under the dashboard – took its toll. So when a night of bowling wore out his left knee, he gured he was in for a major repair job: total knee replacement and a lengthy rehabilitation period of six months. “The only sport I do is bowling, and I could bowl, but my leg hurt when I was done, and it hurt the next morning when I got up,” he said. “Then one morning after bowling, I got up and I couldn’t walk on it. I was done. I literally could not walk. My primary doctor gave me a steroid injection, but it didn’t help because it was too far gone by then. He said it was bone on bone, and that I probably needed a total knee replacement.” Loveland delayed the inevitable for two and a half months. “I was walking on a cane. I was in bad shape. I really was,” he said. “My wife and kids got on me about it. It was just an aching, aggravating pain. I knew I had to do something.” At the recommendation of family members, Loveland turned to Dr. Paul Yau, an orthopedic surgeon with Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. But instead of total knee replacement, Dr. Yau had a better

idea: a partial knee replacement that would take only 30 to 45 minutes of surgery and a hospital stay measured in hours that would have Loveland back on his feet in no time at all. “If you have a car and one tire is blown, there’s really no point in replacing all the tires,” Dr. Yau explained. “You just have one bad tire. So the partials have been really good for orthopedics because now we can just take the one ‘tire’ that is bad.” “Dr. Yau looked at the X-rays, and when he came into that room, the rst thing he said to me was, ‘I can x you with only a partial knee replacement,’” said Loveland. “He gave me a brochure about it. It’s called knee resurfacing, and he explained that they’ve been doing this in Europe for years, but it is relatively new in the United States. He said there’s less rehab time and a shorter recovery time. So I said, ‘Hey, bring it on! Let’s do it!’” So, on Sept. 9, Loveland arrived at Fort Sanders around 8 a.m. and was back home in Dandridge the same afternoon. “I came home on a walker and walked around the house,” he said. “That was a Wednesday, and by Friday I was at physical therapy in Kodak. But I was walking on a cane by the second or third physical therapy session. I probably went to physical therapy 10 times in all. Finally I said, ‘I can do all these stretching exercises at home already.’ So they said, ‘OK, you’re ne. You’re good to go.’ I’m amazed because this is the rst time in three years that I’m walking without a limp.” A former garage owner, Loveland was expecting the medical equivalent of an engine change but instead received same-day ser-

Retired mechanic Rodney Loveland found relief from his aching joints thanks to a partial knee replacement by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Paul Yau at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. “I’m amazed because this is the first time in three years that I’m walking without a limp,” said Loveland.

vice almost as fast and simple as an express oil change. “I was expecting six months’ recovery time and all this rehab, but it’s only been about a month and a half since I had it done, and you can see how well I can get around. I was up on a ladder yesterday, working on a roof – don’t tell Dr. Yau!” he said with a laugh. “He is so personable. You don’t feel like you’re talking to a doctor. You feel like you’re talking to a buddy or something. He comes in and we’re talking about knees, and the next thing I know, we’re talking about riding motorcycles. He’s just a great guy!” Loveland was equally impressed with his stay at Fort Sanders, although it was only for a few brief hours. “Fort Sanders, the way they run that place, it was wham!” he said. “Smooth! Click! Click! Click! If you’ve got to get something done, they were great! I was very pleased with the whole procedure and the folks in Dr. Yau’s ofce. I thought Fort Sanders was amazing.” Loveland now hopes that he’ll not only be able to return to the bowling lanes soon, but that he’ll do so with less pain and more game. “I hope this helps my game. I need something to improve it!” he joked. “When you’re right-handed, you slide with your left knee and bending. So I sort of bowled in an upright posture, and didn’t really slide,” he said and laughed. “I didn’t have that pretty delivery. I’m the guy who was on the team because they needed a handicap. But I’m eager to see if it’s made a difference.” For more information about partial knee replacements at Fort Sanders Regional, call 865-673-FORT or go to

Same-day miracles Surgeon says partial knee replacements becoming common It’s called partial knee replacement, but Dr. Paul Yau calls it the “new normal,” a 30- to 45-minute same-day surgery followed by such a quick recovery that it borders on the miraculous. Case in point: Patient Rodney Loveland, a retired mechanic in Dandridge. “Before his rst follow-up visit, he cut down a tree and chopped it into logs! Who does that three weeks out from surgery, really?!” exclaimed Dr. Yau, an orthopedic surgeon with Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. “But that’s how quick this surgery is. His is actually Dr. Paul Yau a fairly typical experience. It’s sort of miraculous, but it happens like clockwork. We just accept it as the new normal.” Knee replacement surgery such as the one Dr. Yau performed on Loveland in September makes up only a small percentage of knee surgeries performed in the U.S. That’s partly because the osteoarthritis deterioration must be conned to only one or two of the three compartments of the knee. Osteoarthritis occurs most frequently (about 80 percent of the time) in

the medial or inside part of the knee. It’s also usually the rst place it appears. “When you analyze the biomechanics of the knee, the inner part of the knee is actually the most important part,” said Dr. Yau. “It takes about 70 to 75 percent of the stress of any activity: walking, jumping, bending, getting up in the morning, putting on your shoes, getting in your car, walking downstairs. Your body weight mainly goes to the inner part of the knee.” Each case is different, however, and only an orthopedic surgeon can determine what’s best for a patient. The surgery is also known as partial knee resurfacing because the surgeon shaves the surface damaged by osteoarthritis, then caps the bone with metal components and restores the lost cartilage with a high-density plastic insert. The advantages are immense: less trauma to the tissue, less pain, less bleeding (the incision may be as small as 3 to 4 inches) and faster recovery. “The partial has really become more and more popular because it’s less surgery,” said Dr. Yau. “The other benet is you get to keep your ligaments. With a total knee replacement, surgeons typically remove the ACL and often PCL – the central ligaments

with the knee. With the partial, you get to keep all those structures, and because you do, the knee feels more normal, particularly when people squat or bend deeply, or when they try to pivot, twist, turn corners or walk on uneven surfaces like a hiking trail, or out in a eld. Those ligaments do a ton for people’s stability, their condence with the knee, their strength, their coordination, their endurance and just their feelings of having a normal knee – to the point where some people with partials forget they ever had surgery.” A decade ago, same-day partial knee replacements were unheard of. Today, Dr. Yau said, the procedure is done in only a handful of centers across America but with great success. “You need a surgeon and a team that can operate in narrower margins,” said Dr. Yau. “You have to hit the bullseye with your surgery, your implant, how you handle the tissues, the anesthesia and all the medications given to the patient in that perioperative period – the 8 to 10 hours around surgery. If you don’t nail all those every time, patients will struggle.” The percentage of knee patients receiving a partial versus total knee replacement, he said, is historically low: around 20-25

percent. “But I would say that as we get better with the surgery and better at using this implant, we could reach as high as 50 to 60 percent of patients who are candidates,” he said. “As awareness grows I expect interest to continue to grow,” said Dr. Yau. “The patient experience to date has been amazing, and patients are so thankful to be back on their feet so soon. They have rapidly regained function quicker than any of the expectations they, their friends or their therapists had before surgery. I see the recovery time shortened when patients go home. They reach all the milestones and checkpoints in about half the time as patients who follow the traditional pathway.” Another patient of Dr. Yau mowed four lawns the day before his first followup appointment. “That’s fine, because we do this surgery so that people can do those things again,” said Dr. Yau. “We don’t do it just so they can lie around. We do this so they can be active, go on dates with their spouses and take care of their homes. That’s the whole point of this – so they can go back to being productive members of society, their community, their families, and live life to the fullest.”

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Golf Carts

Home Maint./Repair

2002 Electric Club Car, many options and extras, $2,500; Call Tom at 865-379-9843 or 865-300-1229.

CARPENTRY, PLUMBING, painting, siding. Free est. 30+ yrs exp! (865)607-2227

Automobiles for Sale DODGE CALIBER 2007. 4 dr. liftback, 20” tires & rims, 5 sp, AC, FM stereo CD, xra clean, $3575. (865)382-0365.

Sports and Imports ACURA TL - 2005. w/NAV-loaded; well maint’d (records avail.); Good tires; Runs and looks great; Just tunedup; 218,000 mi., $5,500. (865)8052077.

Motorcycles/Mopeds 1998 HARLEY DAVIDSON FLH TOURING Gar. kept. low mi, Many extras. Very nice. $5900. Health reas. 865-268-5855

Off Road Vehicles


HYUNDAI ELANTRA - 2013. GLS Sedan. 24k. Fully loaded. AT, 1 owner. Beautiful white fin. Alloys. Immac. $13,500. (865)687-1234


$4300 (865)247-5762.

Kia Soul+ 2011, bright red, all power, alloys, cruise, Blue Tooth, $8550 obo. (865)927-3906. KIA SOUL+ 2012. Silver, AT, all power, alloys, cruise, Blue Tooth, 20K mi., like new, $12,500. Call 865-919-2292. Mercedes Benz 2007 CLS 550, beautiful 1 owner car, $12,950. (865)337-4866. MERCEDES-BENZ CLK 320 CONVERTIBLE, 2001. silver, 204K mi., $3000 (865)806-3648.

4 Wheel Drive TOYOTA SEQUOIA 2015. platinum, 4x4, white w/gray lthr, all opts, garaged, 4800 mi, $61,900. (865)356-5802.

Sport Utility Vehicles CHEVROLET TRAVERSE - 2011. LT w entertainment pkg LOADED VERY CLEAN captain chairs w 3rd row 72,300 miles 72,300 mi., $16,900. (865)247-1001. GMC ACADIA - 2011. Navigation W/ rear camera; Pwr sunroof W2nd row skylight; Power seats, heated and cooled; 7 passenger seating W/2nd row Capitan’s chairs 3rd row split bench; V6 engine W/6speed transmission; FWD. 45,300 mi., $23,300. (423)884-3584. GMC ENVOY SLE XL, 2003 4 wheel drive, 3rd row seats, 88k mi. $6950. (865)740-1735.

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

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HONDA PILOT EXL 2012. Leather, sunroof, 43,000 mi, $18,500. (Phone 423)295-5393.

Jaguar X type 3.0, AWD, 2006, silver w/blk lthr, 104K mi, very nice, clean car fax, $7,000 total. (865)806-3648.

HAROLD’S GUTTER SERVICE Will clean front & back, $20 & up. Quality work, guaranteed. (865)288-0556

Lamps/Light Services

HONDA ACCORD - 2001. 4 dr, AT, cold air, extra extra clean. $2995. (865) 308-2743. HONDA CIVIC LX-S 2009, 1 owner non smoker, 4 dr, AT, 74K mi, PW, PDL, AM/FM stereo w/single CD plyr, cloth int., clean, good cond, $9750. (865) 986-8682.


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Pet/Vet Services


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Adult Care/Services

Tree Services


Experienced home caregiver will do light housekeeping, errands. Nancy (865)214-3518

Air Cond/Heating

EDWARDS TREE SERVICE Interior Pruning, Complete Removal, Power Stump Grinding

SATURN VUE 2006. 4 dr., 103K mi., some warr., 1 owner, maint. receipts, well maint. $4800. (865)384-8827.

Workers Comp Liability

1953 CHEV 3600 PK UP, frame off restoration, $11,000. 1978 GMC PK UP, Factory 454 big block. $10,000. Both in great shape. (Both for $18,000). (865)250-8252. 1963 1/2 Galaxie, black w/red int., 390 HP Gold eng., solid. $11,000. Serious inquiries only 865-742-2878 1969 Cougar, original, white w/black top, solid, no rust, Serious inquiries only, $12,000. (865) 742-2878. Buick Skylark 1965 custom muscle car, 1800 mi since restored, 454 Chevy, $10,500. (865)302-1033. JAGUAR E-TYPE - 1961-1975. I would like to buy a 1970 or 1971 Mercedes 280SL, or a 1961 - 1975 Jaguar XKE, or a Porsche 911, 912 or a 1970s or 1980’s Ferrari. I am willing to buy running or not running. Any Condition. I’m a local guy living in Grainger county. If you have one or know of one please call Call (865)621-4012. STUDEBAKER COMMANDER - 1938. 4 dr., project car. $3000 firm or possible trade. (865)435-6855. TOYOTA TERCEL 1988. Extra clean, no scratches, runs great, AC, AT, 113k mi., $3250. (865)936-4326.


865-216-5052 865-856-8106 JUNK CAR MAFIA Buying junk vehicles any condition. 865-455-7419


HOMETOWN AIR “Back to the basics”

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

Alterations & Sewing


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

2006 arctic fox camper with slide, and 2007 Dodge 3500 dully for sale. $40,000 OBO for the whole set-up. Will sell the camper for 15,000 with out the truck, but can’t sell the truck until the camper is sold. (863) 602-5373.



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

Dozer Work/Tractor

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

Roger Hankins 497-3797 Pruning • Logging Bush Hogging Stump Removal Insured


WEST, GREYWOOD CROSSING. Move in Ready, 2BR, 2 full BA, 1 level, FP, deck, new hdwd flrs, new appl, new paint in/out. Refrig & W/D. 2 car gar. w/storage. $159,900. (865)966-0277

Farmer’s Mkt/ Trading Post Farm Buildings


Millen Garage Builders 865-679-5330 Farm Equipment 1937 Oliver 70 Row Crop tractor, $3,000 obo. 865-213-3342 763 Bobcat skid loader, runs strong, good tires, $9900. (865)475-1182

Farm Products


DR Power Grader 48”, 12 scarifying teeth, remote control. Pull with ATV or riding mower. Sell $1,100. New $1,500. Needs new battery. (423) 921-9001

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

Fuel & Wood

FIREWOOD FOR SALE All hardwood, will deliver. $60/ rick. Call (865)992-0943 or (865)332-7055.

Landscaping/Lawn Service

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2 BR, mtn view, water/yd maint. furn. Great for elderly & others. Nice & quiet. Carport. F&B decks. W&D. Dr. Berry (865)256-6111

Lake Property Med Equip & Supplies LIKE NEW - Hosp. Bed, A Lift, Medical Chair, Foldable Wheel Chair, etc. Call for details, (865)971-4293

Merchandise - Misc. 4 STACK HEATERS V220; one exercise bike; one 18,000 BTU air conditioner. Call 922-3020 and leave a message. $350 for everything!

Metal Buildings METAL BUILDING SHED - 20’x40’ Long, complete with beams, perlins, siding, roofing and all self tapping screws, front hgt. 15’4”, back hgt. 11’4”. (865)803-3633.

Tickets/Events 4 UT Season Basketball Tickets, Sec. 118, with G-10 parking pass. $1985. (865) 599-5192


RENTAL/SALE/OWNER FINANCE 4/3/2 Tellico Village, Panoramic Lake View. Nicely kept up. (774)487-4158. SHORT SALE. Watts Bar lakefront. 3 BR townhome. Dock, hdwd flrs, granite, S/S appls, 25 min to Turkey Creek. 3 units pre-approved at $199,900 each. (865)924-0791

Manufactured Homes I BUY OLDER MOBILE HOMES. 1990 up, any size OK. 865-384-5643

For Sale By Owner FARMINGTON / BLUEGRASS 1809 Penwood Dr, Remodeled Split/Foyer, new roof, 3BR 2.5BA Frpl, new appls., fenced yard, kids play fort, Garage. 1604 SF. $174,900. (865)705-4955. HOME IN KINGSTON on 11+ acres, Hamilton Ln., unrestricted 3BR, 2BA, city water, shown by appt. only, (865)376-7681; 865-617-1272.


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Apartments - Unfurn. All Events - Buy - Sell

1 BR POWELL SPECIAL no cr. ck, no pet fee, water paid, All appls, $520/mo. 865-938-6424 or 865-384-1099.


1,2,3 BR $355 - $460/mo. GREAT VALUE


19 BLACK ANGUS COWS - & 1 BLACK ANGUS BULL (865)310-0318


I NEED TN vs N. TEXAS Tickets Pets

PLEASE CALL RUDY (865) 567-7426

Lost Pets LOST DOG - Female Brindle Chihuahua Mix with white chest, weight 12 lbs. Answers to Roise wearing a red collar, last seen in Meadow Crest S/D off of Emory Rd. Reward offered. 865-679-2576 or 865-604-0960

*Pools, Laundries, Appl. *5 min. to UT & airport

Wanted NEED CHRISTMAS MONEY? - I will pay good prices for your vintage toys, old costume jewelry, old shaving items, lighters & any advertising items & old Halloween items. (865)441-2884

BROADWAY TOWERS 62 AND OLDER Or Physically Mobility Impaired 1 & 2 BR, util. incl. Laundry on site. Immediate housing if qualified. Section 8-202. 865-524-4092 for appt. TDD 1-800-927-9275


Announcements Adoptions Antiques Set of China, made in USA, 106 yrs old, Crown Pottery Company #9377, 24 pcs, $2,000. (865) 689-2229

WANTED Military antiques and collectibles 865-368-0682



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2001 E. Magnolia Ave. Auctions

ABSOLUTE AUCTION OF ENTIRE INVENTORY OF COLONIAL HARDWARE STORE at 6204 Chapman Highway on Saturday, Nov. 21st at 10:30 AM All inventory to be sold including tools, paint supplies, gardening tools, pipes and plumbing supplies, all sizes of nails, bolts, screws & washers + much more! Call 1-800-540-5744, ext. 9017 or visit for more information.

KELLER WILLIAMS POZY TEAM & POZY AUCTIONS Firm# 5581. Each Keller Williams office is independently owned & operated.

Cemetery Lots 2 LOTS - Highland Memorial, value $2500 each. Sell $1300 each. 865414-4615

1 BR Apt Now Available ELDERLY OR DISABLED COMPLEX A/C, Heat, Water & Electric Incl, OnSite Laundry, Computer Center & Resident Services Great location! On the Bus Line! Close to Shopping! Rent Based on Income, Some Restrictions Apply Call 865-523-4133. TODAY for more information

NORWOOD MANOR APTS. Accepting Applications 1, 2, & 3 BR. On busline Equal Housing Opportunity 865-689-2312

Homes Unfurnished ALL BRICK 3 BR RANCHER IN WEST HILLS PARK - Hdwd floors, updated baths & open kitchen area. Culde-sac wooded lot w/back fenced. Family room w/lots of windows. Only $1,200/mo. Call (865)201-1003

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REDUCED. 2004 Holiday Rambler Vacationer 37 PCT, exc cond, gas Ford V10, low miles - 25K+, 3 slides, sitting rm off BR, french doors from BR to bath, dbl refrig w/ice maker, elec. awning, full body paint, stored indoors, Need to sell. $49,900 nego. 865-357-2417 or 304-444-7761

Tree Service

Owner Operator


Reasonable rates, good references. Call (865)680-7652

Campers & RV’s 1978 Holiday Rambler 24’ travel trailer, hunting camp special, located near Wartburg, TN. $1400. (865)457-5918.


Cleaning Services

Boats/Motors/Marine RANGER BASS BOAT 1987 - 150 HP Johnson, garage kept, exc. cond. $4500. (865)258-3758.


90% silver, halves, quarters & dimes, old silver dollars, proof sets, silver & gold eagles, krands & maple leafs, class rings, wedding bands, anything 10, 14, & 18k gold old currency before 1928 WEST SIDE COINS & COLLECTIBLES 7004 KINGSTON PK CALL 584-8070


Vehicles Wanted



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Classic Cars

GARAGE SALE - Nov 13 & 14, 9am-5pm. Village at Beaver Brook, 2930 Titanium Lane. Tanning bed, clothes, & HH items.


INFINITI EX35 - 2012. loaded, sunrf, leather, 34K mi, exc cond., $20,500. 423-295-5393

TOYOTA RAV4 - 2001. ABS, AWD, 4 cyl, 2.0L 16v, AC, clean title. 113,658 mi., $2,900. (423)800-6153.




Honda Pilot 2011 EXL, 4x4, sunrf, leather, 49K mi, exc cond, $16,900. 423-337-9617

Subaru Outback 2005, extra low mi, fully serviced, awesome cond. $9800. (865) 919-5072.

Garage Sales


Financial Consolidation Loans


We make loans up to $1000. We do credit starter & rebuilder loans. Call today, 30 minute approvals. See manager for details. 865-687-3228

FARMINGTON SUBD (Ebenezer & Northshore) - 1628 Dunraven. 3 BR, 2.5 BA, new carpet/paint/deck, den, laund rm, 2 car gar., 1 yr lease, $1250 mo + $1250 sec dep. (865)207-0996 NORTH - 4 BR, 2 1/2 BA, Incl all s/s appls, shows like model. In subd. w/ lrg comm. pool & amenities. $1375. Call Lydia 865-804-6012

Condos Unfurnished 2BR, 2 FULL BA, HALLS, Kit/DR combo, 1 car gar., priv. patio, all appls., very quiet. $790/mo. (865)712-8326.

Real Estate Sales

CONDO - WEST. Colonies. 2 BR, 1.5 BA, frpl, pool, tennis cts. View of Smoky Mtns. $795/mo + dep. No pets. Avail Now. (865) 216-8053

West FOR SALE BY OWNER 836 TREE TRUNK RD 37934 3 BR, 2 BA, 2 car gar. Move in ready. $158,500. For info call (865)567-0859


2 LOTS in Highland Memorial on Sutherland Ave., Veterans Garden. $2,900 each. (828) 635-0714

FARRAGUT OFF PARKSIDE DR. 2 BR, 1 BA, 1100 SF, secure, priv., move in ready, $99,900. (865) 368-2375

2 SIDE BY SIDE LOTS - in Lynnhurst Cemetary - Masonic section. Valued at $5100. Selling for $3500. Call 865687-8018 & leave message.

Automobiles for Sale

Real Estate ACTION There’s no place ADS 922-4136 or 218-WEST(9378)

Automobiles for Sale

HIGHLAND MEMORIAL CEMETERY - 4 plots together. $7,850. (317)727-2764 LYNNHURST CEMETERY - 2 plots, sideby-side. $2,000 or best offer. Valued at $3,500/ea. Serious inquiries only. (865)705-5877

Collectibles A COMPLETE SET - of Goebel Hummel annual plates: 1971 to 1996 with pretty bas-release dolls on them, such as the “apple tree” boy & girl and the “umbrella” boy & girl. $3000. Certified check or cash. Phone: 865-922-1819. Ask for Barbara.


NOTICE OF ACCOUNTING AND SETTLEMENT IN THE CHANCERY COURT FOR KNOX COUNTY, PROBATE DIVISION TO: Christina Pappas and George Pappas IN RE: Estate of Norman F. Goble Docket Number 74247-2 In this cause, it appearing that an accounting/settlement has been filed by the personal representative, which is sworn to, and it further appearing that the following beneficiaries and unknown heirs are non-residents of the State of Tennessee or whose whereabouts cannot be ascertained upon diligent search and inquiry, to wit: Christina Pappas and George Pappas, pursuant to TCA § 30-2-603 this notice is published to advise the above beneficiaries and all interested parties that the Clerk and Master will take the account of the personal representative on the 9th day of December, 2015, in the Probate Courtroom, Room 352 City County Building, 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. The settlement may be continued from time to time as provided by TCA § 30-2-605. This 26th day of October, 2015. Signed Kimberly Greene, Personal Representative


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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 11 International Folk Dance Class, 7:30-10 p.m., Claxton Community Center, 1150 Edgemoor Road, Clinton. Info: Paul Taylor, 898-5724;; on Facebook.

THURSDAY, NOV. 12 Fall Festival Luncheon hosted by the Knoxville Christian Women’s Connection, 10:45 a.m., Buddy’s Bearden Banquet Hall, 5806 Kingston Pike. Guest speaker: Anne Hart from Johns Island, S.C. Topic: “Finding the Missing Piece to the Puzzle.” Featuring silent and live auctions; vendor sales, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Cost: $12. Complimentary child care by reservation only. Info/RSVP: 315-8182 or Improving Postural Balance with the Alexander Technique, 10:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m., 313 N. Forest Park Blvd. Cost: $55. Preregistration with confirmation required. Info/registration: Lilly Sutton, 3877600, or Living with Diabetes: Putting the Pieces Together, 2-4:30 p.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Info: 689-2681. VFW meeting, 7 p.m., 140 Veteran St., Maynardville. All veterans are invited. Info: 278-3784.

FRIDAY, NOV. 13 “Friday Night Lights” Alzheimer’s Tennessee 5K Glow Run and Walk, 6 p.m., Lakeshore Park. Entry fee: $35. Registration: Info/sponsorships: Kay Watson,, or 544-6288.


O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona St. Info/registration: Carolyn Rambo, 382-5822.

Claxton Community Center, 1150 Edgemoor Road, Clinton. Info: Paul Taylor, 898-5724; oakridgefolkdancers. org; on Facebook.



Plainview 7th District Neighborhood Watch meeting, 7 p.m., Plainview Community Center. Info: 992-5212.

VFW meeting, 7 p.m., 140 Veteran St., Maynardville. All veterans are invited. Info: 278-3784.



Emory Road, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) meeting 10:30 a.m., East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. Speaker: Sonja DuBois, a WWII Holocaust survivor. Topic: “Preserving the Legacy.” Kitten and cat adoption fair, noon-6 p.m., West Town PetSmart adoption center, 214 Morrell Road. Sponsored by Feral Feline Friends of East Tennessee. Info: Unity of the Community, Building Community through the Heart of Yoga, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Lindsay Young Downtown Y, 605 W. Clinch Ave. Light refreshments, yoga classes and more. Info: 622-9025.

Market Square Holiday Market, noon-6 p.m., with farm vendors selling until 3 p.m. near the Market Square stage, and craft vendors and food trucks open until 6 p.m. on Union Avenue adjacent to Market Square and along Market Street. Info: MarketSquareFarmers or

“Bread Basket,” 2-5 p.m., Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway, Norris. Instructor: Sheri Burns. Registration deadline: Dec. 6. Info/registration: 494-9854; Free drop-in art activities for families, 1-4 p.m., Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World’s Fair Park Drive. Docent tours in English, 2 p.m., and in Spanish, 3 Foothills Craft Guild Fine Craft Show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Info: Historic Ramsey House Candlelight Tour, p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Jacob Build6:30-8:30 p.m., 2614 Thorn Grove Pike. Featuring in Chilhowee Park. Includes a free “Kids’ Make It & Take It Booth” sponsored by the Appalachian Arts Craft ing holiday treats, Christmas carols and tours of the decorated, candlelit historic home. Admission Center. Admission: $8 adults, $7 seniors; children 13 free; donations appreciated. Info: 546-0745 or www. and under are free.




Happy Travelers’ Thanksgiving lunch and gathering, 10:30 a.m., North Acres Baptist Church fellowship hall, 5803 Millertown Pike. Music by Eternal Vision. No charge; suggested contribution, $7. Deadline to sign up: Friday, Nov. 21. Info/sign-up: Derrell Frye, 938-8884.


SUNDAY, NOV. 15 The Steeles in concert, 6 p.m., New Beverly Baptist Church, 3320 New Beverly Church Road. Preaching by Dr. Jeff Steele. No admission charge, but love offering will be taken. Info: 546-0001,

TUESDAY, NOV. 17 Honor Guard meeting, 7 p.m., 140 Veteran St., Maynardville. All veterans are invited. Info: 256-5415.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 18 “End-of-Life Plan,” 2:30 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 4438 Western Ave. Speaker: Susie Stiles, LCSW. Info: 329-8892 (TTY: 711). Dine and Discover, noon-1 p.m., Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World’s Fair Park Drive. David Butler, executive director of the Knoxville Museum of Art, will present “A Look Over the Horizon.” Free and open to the public. Info: International Folk Dance Class, 7:30-10 p.m., Claxton Community Center, 1150 Edgemoor Road, Clinton. Info: Paul Taylor, 898-5724;; on Facebook. “Using Legal Tools for Life Decisions,” 1:30 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 4438 Western Ave. Speaker: elder law attorney Monica Franklin, CELA. Info: 329-8892 (TTY: 711).

Open house, Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway. Info: 494-9854 or



AARP Driver Safety classes, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., GFWC Ossoli Circle, 2511 Kingston Pike. Info/registration: Carolyn Rambo, 382-5822.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 2 International Folk Dance Class, 7:30-10 p.m., Claxton Community Center, 1150 Edgemoor Road, Clinton. Info: Paul Taylor, 898-5724; oakridgefolkdancers. org; on Facebook.

Dine and Discover, noon-1 p.m., Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World’s Fair Park Drive. Adam Alfrey, East Tennessee History Center, and Steve Cotham, manager of McClung Historical Collection, will present “An Inside Look at Lloyd Branson.” Free and open to the public. Info: International Folk Dance Class, 7:30-10 p.m., Claxton Community Center, 1150 Edgemoor Road, Clinton. Info: Paul Taylor, 898-5724; oakridgefolkdancers. org; on Facebook.

THURSDAY, DEC. 17 Plainview 7th District Neighborhood Watch meeting, 7 p.m., Plainview Community Center. Info: 992-5212.

THURSDAY, DEC. 3 Big Ridge 4th District Neighborhood Watch meeting, 7 p.m., Big Ridge Elementary School library. Info: 992-5212.


SATURDAY, DEC. 5 Market Square Holiday Market, noon-6 p.m., with farm vendors selling until 3 p.m. near the Market Square stage, and craft vendors and food trucks open until 6 p.m. on Union Avenue adjacent to Market Square and along Market Street. Info: MarketSquareFarmers or

Market Square Holiday Market, noon-6 p.m., with farm vendors selling until 3 p.m. near the Market Square stage, and craft vendors and food trucks open until 6 p.m. on Union Avenue adjacent to Market Square and along Market Street. Info: MarketSquareFarmers or

TUESDAYS, JAN. 12, 19, 26, FEB. 2, 9, 16


“Reflections, Light and Magic” class, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World’s Fair Park Drive. Cost: KMA members $150/nonmembers $175. Materials list provided. Info/registration:

“Let’s Build a Santa with Wool,” 1-4 p.m., Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway, Norris. Instructors: Nancy Shedden and Karen Bills. Registration deadline: Nov. 29. Info/registration: 4949854;



“Beautiful, Vibrant Alcohol Inks” class, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World’s Fair Park Drive. Cost: KMA members $50/nonmembers $65. Info/registration:

American Legion meeting, 7 p.m., 140 Veteran St., Maynardville. All veterans are invited. Info: 3875522.



“Mosaics Keepsake Box” class, 2-4 p.m., Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World’s Fair Park Drive. Cost: KMA members $50/nonmembers $65. Info/registration:

Paulette 6th District Neighborhood Watch meeting, 7 p.m., Paulette Elementary School cafeteria. Info: 992-5212.

WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, NOV. 18-19 WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9 AARP Driver Safety classes, noon-4 p.m.,

AARP Driver Safety classes, noon-4 p.m., American Red Cross, 6921 Middlebrook Pike. Info/registration: Carolyn Rambo, 382-5822.

Honor Guard meeting, 7 p.m., 140 Veteran St., Maynardville. All veterans are invited. Info: 256-5415.


Fall Arts & Craft Festival, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Christ UMC, 7535 Maynardville Highway. Info/application: Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Faithway Baptist Church, 4402 Crippen Road, across from the Senior Center; several vendors selling crafts, Christmas gifts, jewelry and baked goods including pies, cakes and candies. Lunch will be available at 11:30; donations accepted. Kitten and cat adoption fair, noon-6 p.m., West Town PetSmart adoption center, 214 Morrell Road. Sponsored by Feral Feline Friends of East Tennessee. Info: Performance Anxiety and the Alexander Technique, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., 313 N. Forest Park Blvd. Cost: $80. Preregistration with confirmation required. Info/registration: Lilly Sutton, 387-7600, or


International Folk Dance Class, 7:30-10 p.m.,

MONDAY, FEB. 1, 8, 15 “Mask Making and Face Jugs” (clay sculpture) class, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World’s Fair Park Drive. Cost: KMA members $90/nonmembers $110. Info/registration:

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Diabetic Retinopathy: the most common diabetic eye disease D

iabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes and is a leading cause of preventable blindness among American adults. Approximately 45 percent of diabetics will develop some form of diabetic eye disease. The good news is that preventative measures and current treatments can help keep your vision clear and bright. Diabetic retinopathy is caused by changes in the blood vessels of the retina. As the disease progresses, these blood vessels can become damaged. When these vessels are damaged, they prevent parts of the retina from receiving blood and nutrients. This damage to the normal blood vessels can in turn lead to the growth of abnormal blood vessels or to leakage of fluid into the central retina. One major way diabetes can cause vision loss is through leakage of fluid into the central retina. Normally, the retina helps transform light entering the eye into a clear picture seen in the brain. The macula is the highly sensitive area of the retina that is responsible for our sharp, central vision. Fluid buildup in the macula, known as macular edema, can cause gradual and painless vision loss. Maintaining good blood sugar control is critical as it can help delay the onset of fluid buildup. However, at

least 30 percent of patients with diabetes for more than 20 years have some macular edema. Fortunately, regular eye exams and early treatment can halt the progression of the disease and help maintain good vision in most patients. Physician researchers are currently working to improve treatments for complications of diabetic retinopathy. The Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network (DRCR) is the nation’s leading diabetic research program and coordinates the efforts of over 110 diabetic retinal disease centers in the U.S. Southeastern Retina Associates is East Tennessee’s only DRCR center and has been nationally recognized by the DRCR for excellence in their research efforts. The National Institute of Health and the DRCR work in tandem advancing medical research of diabetes-induced retinal disorders. For the last two years, Southeastern Retina Knoxville, also servicing Maryville, Oak Ridge, Sevierville, Morristown, Harriman and Crossville, has won the top site award. “This level of clinical excellence for our patients is important for Southeastern Retina and we are honored to receive this award,” said Dr. Stephen Perkins. Nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR), also

known as background retinopathy, is diabetic retinopathy in the early stages, characterized by tiny blood vessels in the retina leaking blood or fluid. The retina can swell due to this leakage and form deposits called exudates. Mild NPDR is common among people with diabetes and usually does not affect their vision. When vision is affected, it is due to macular edema (swelling or thickening of the macula) or macular ischemia (closing of small blood vessels, causing vision to blur). Proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) is growth of new, abnormal blood vessels on the surface of the retina or optic nerve as a healing response to the widespread closure of the normal retinal blood vessels. Unfortunately, the new blood vessels do not resupply the retina with normal blood flow, and they may be accompanied by scar tissue which may cause wrinkling or detachment of the retina. PDR may cause more severe vision loss than NPDR because it can affect both central and peripheral vision. PDR may lead to vision loss from vitreous hemorrhage (blood leaking into the clear, gel-like substance that fills the eye), traction retinal detachment (scar tissue wrinkling or pulling the retina out of position, causing visual distortion), or neovascular glaucoma (abnormal blood vessel growth in the

iris and drainage channels in front of the eye, causing pressure in the eye and possible damage to the optic nerve).

Diagnosis and treatment A medical eye exam is the best way to check for changes inside your eye. Those with Type 1 diabetes should schedule an eye exam with an eye doctor within five years of being diagnosed. Those with Type 2 diabetes should have an exam at the time of diagnosis. Pregnant women with diabetes should have an exam in the first trimester, because retinopathy can progress quickly during pregnancy. The frequency of follow-ups aimed at early detection and treatment of problems – ideally even before vision loss has occurred – will be determined by your doctor. There are several treatments for retinopathy including traditional therapies like laser and vitrectomy surgery. Newer therapy focuses on injections of medicine into the eye. A major breakthrough has been the development of antiVEGF medication which can stop the growth of abnormal blood vessels and reverse vessel leakage. Know the symptoms of DME. ■ Blurred vision ■ Straight lines that look crooked

■ Dark spots or “floaters” in the line of vision ■ Washed out colors What are the risk factors for DME? The major risk factors for DME are: ■ The severity of a patient’s diabetic retinopathy ■ How long a person has had diabetes ■ High blood sugar ■ High blood pressure ■ High lipid levels How to help reduce the risk of DME. The best way to reduce the risk of DME is to control the diabetes by doing the following: ■ Make sure blood sugar levels are within target range every day ■ Use diabetes medicine as director by a healthcare professional ■ Eat nutritious foods in moderation, and exercise regularly to maintain a healthy weight ■ Keep blood pressure in a normal range ■ Don’t smoke ■ See an eye doctor at least once a year for a dilated eye exam Southeastern Retina will continue to participate in research for diabetes-related retinal diseases and will be actively involved in upcoming clinical trials to help offer the best treatments for the Knoxville area community.

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Providing comprehensive Retina Care in East Tennessee for over 35 years. Nationally recognized as the Most Experienced Retina Team in East Tennessee. Specializing in: X Macular Degeneration X Intravitreal Injection for Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Eye Disease

X Diabetic Retinopathy X Retinal Vein and Artery Occlusion X Flashes and Floaters

The Only Fellowship-Trained Medical and Surgical Retina Specialists in the Region -ACULAR(OLEs%PIRETINAL-EMBRANE 2ETINAL$ETACHMENT2ETINAL4EARSs2ETINOPATHYOF0REMATURITY Our retina specialists utilize the most advanced therapies and surgical approaches to provide the best treatment available. Southeastern Retina Associates also maintains active clinical trials and research programs to provide cutting-edge treatments to East Tennessee.

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