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January 18, 2017

Halls students are inauguration bound

By Nick Della Volpe Should you seek one of the five Knoxville City Council seats up for election this year? The primary is just seven months away. You and your family must decide if you have the time and the inclination to serve. To start: Della Volpe Examine your district boundaries at Visit knoxvotes. org for rules and forms. Get a petition signed by at least 25 registered voters from your district (get 50 to be safe). Appoint a treasurer before you raise or spend the first dime. Ground game: Plan how you reach potential voters and persuade them to support you by their votes, campaign contributions, signs, and by contacting others to support you. That’s a mouthful. Let’s break it down. You have to ask people to vote for you. Talk to them in person if possible or use your phone, email or other social media. Recruit friends to help. Find the active voters. Of roughly 20,000 people in your district, fewer than 3,000 will actually vote. Get a disc of the regular voters from the election office and get your message to them. Money: How do you ask friends and strangers to cough up dough for your campaign? It feels kind of creepy. You hate to be a mooch. ... Get over it! You will need to raise at least $10,000 to buy several hundred signs, send two or three voter mail-outs, and maybe buy a few radio and newspaper ads. Name Recognition: Most folks will not be focused on the race until voting time is at hand (August primary and November general). Repetition means recognition. Save your main bucks for showtime. To page A-3

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Halls High School teachers Tim Reeves and Michelle Steffey do some final planning for the school’s 2017 presidential inauguration trip to Washington, D.C. This is Reeves’ fourth inauguration trip as a teacher and Steffey’s first. Photos by S. Carey

By Shannon Carey On Thursday, 14 Halls High School students and two teachers will hit the road for Jan. 20’s historic, albeit controversial, presidential inauguration. But, it’s not political controversy that’s driving this trip. Instead, it’s all about firsthand learning. In fact, students had to sign up and have all fees paid before Election Day. U.S. history teacher Tim Reeves has experienced five inaugurations for himself. As a Halls High School student in 1993, he went to former president Bill Clinton’s inauguration. His next trip

was in 2005, this time as a Halls High teacher, to former president George W. Bush’s second inauguration. He attended both inaugurations of President Barack Obama. The 2017 trip to President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration will be his fourth as a teacher. “It’s such an opportunity to see how the process works,” he said. “Whenever you can make a textbook real and living, I think it is very important to take that opportunity.” Halls government teacher Michelle Steffey will also chaperone the trip. It’s not her first trip to Washington, D.C., but it is her

first inauguration. She said that, although controversy was rife in this election cycle, students were respectful of one another’s opinions in the classroom. “I saw a lot of people who had strong opinions but no real name calling and stuff like that,” she said. On this trip, as in her classroom, Steffey hopes to give students the tools and background to be responsible citizens of the nation. She’s looking forward to seeing the Pentagon Memorial and the Newseum, both new since she was last in Washington, D.C. “As an educator, you just want

to bring that information back to the classroom,” she said. Another highlight will be Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery, where four Halls High School students, chosen at random, will get the honor of laying a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The students will also visit various historic sites and memorials, and several museums of the Smithsonian Institution. “Usually the students say they wish they had more time to see more things in the Smithsonian,” said Reeves. To page A-2

Landscaping project comes to life By Sandra Clark Hearty back-slaps and big grins were in order as the Powell Business & Professional Association presented a check for $5,497 for landscaping to Knox County at the PBPA meeting last week. Jim Snowden, assistant director of Engineering & Public Works, accepted the funds. Kim Severance thanked the PBPA “for holding this money sacred for almost 10 years,” and Snowden said the landscaping

project on Emory Road at I-75 was the vision of Lillian Williams, who “raised matching funds for the grant back in 2008 and 2009.” “I’m just thankful I lived to see this,” said Williams. Snowden said more than 60 trees and shrubs will be planted on state right-of-way at I-75 and Emory Road. Vol Landscaping, based in East Knox County, won the bid for the work and expects to have everything installed by mid-April.

As time wore on, costs escalated. The winning bid was $40,532 for a project that was estimated at $27,485 to be split 80/20 between the state and PBPA. Knox County kicked in $13,047 to make the difference. (The state’s portion is $21,988 and PBPA’s part is $5,497.) Severance thanked Snowden for his persistence. “You are too kind,” he said. “I just did my job.” To page A-2

‘Supremes’ singer Mary Wilson to visit Knoxville By Carol Z. Shane Pop singers come and go, some trailing clouds of glory, some disappearing after their allotted 15 minutes. Few have as generous a heart as Mary Wilson of the Supremes, who will perform as part of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s News Sentinel Pops Series on Feb. 4. Wilson has graciously agreed to appear as a guest speaker at the Sister to Sister conference of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Greater Knoxville Chapter (NCBW, Greater Knoxville) at the Phyllis Wheatley Center earlier that same day.

It all started when Joshalyn Hundley, newly elected vice president of resource and development for the organization and vice president of community development Mary Wilson at First Tennessee Bank, noticed that the date of Wilson’s performance coincided with the conference. Hundley says, “One of my primary roles is to search for opportunities that align with the NCBW’s mission.”

She spoke with Jennifer Barnett Harrell, the KSO’s director of education and community partnerships, with whom she’d worked on MLK Day events. Harrell advised her to submit a written request, and she would forward it to Wilson’s team. Hundley handed the assignment to Delores Mitchell, human resources manager for Lowe’s in Knoxville and president of NCBW, Greater Knoxville. “I wrote the proposal,” says Mitchell, “and the KSO did the rest.” “The KSO has been a superb long-term partner with the Martin Luther King Jr. of Greater Knoxville Commission, where I also

serve as a commissioner,” says Hundley. “The orchestra is known as a pillar in our community with a reputation of inclusiveness, which encouraged me to reach out.” With its Knoxville chapter established as a 501(c)(3) organization in July 2015, the NCBW is an advocacy group for women of color in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment. The Sister to Sister conference will focus on HIV/AIDS, body image, breast and other cancer risks, sex and abstinence, date rape and domestic abuse.

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A-2 • January 18, 2017 • Halls/Fountain City Shopper news

MILESTONE Isabella Eleni Norsworthy turned 8 years old Dec. 10, and celebrated with a ballerina party with family and friends. Parents are Javan and Emily Norsworthy. Isabella has an older sister, Sophia, and two younger sisters, Olivia and Liliana. Grandparents are Gerald “Jake” and Diane Lowe and Danny and Mary Inman. Greatgrandmother is Marie Cole.

Troop 13 chili supper Feb. 11 Boy Scout Troop 13 will hold its annual chili supper fundraiser 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Lions Club Building in Fountain City, weather permitting. All you can eat chili, drinks and desserts for $5; door prizes; and silent auction. Info: 377-3908. Bart Elkins (standing) and Jim Snowden at the PBPA meeting.

COMMUNITY NOTES ■■ Emory Road Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution meeting, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, Powell Library, 330 W. Emory Road. Speaker: storyteller Caneta Gentry. Visitors welcome.

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■■ Fountain City Lions Club, Lions Community Building, 5345 N. Broadway. ■■ Halls Community Lions Club, Shoney’s, 343 Emory Road.

Kim Severance and Lillian Williams discuss the landscaping project at Emory Road and I-75.

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Snowden said plantings will include evergreens and dogwood trees. The contractor will be responsible for the plants during the first year. The company will work from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. as a safety measure in the high-traffic area.

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Halls junior Lucas The trip was orHarp is excited to go on ganized through Halls High School the trip. WorldStrides. Steffey junior Lucas Harp is “I realize that by its and Reeves thanked one of 14 students very nature it was a several who stepped traveling to the presiunique election,” Harp up to cover an unexdential inauguration said. “It will be somepected cost, includin Washington, D.C. thing to be able to say I ing Knox County was there.” Commissioner When asked if he was Charles Busler, state pulling for Trump in Rep. Bill Dunn, and Short Mountain Silica. the election, Harp said with a smile, “I’m a They also thanked HHS principal Mark pretty conservative person, so I was look- Duff, the rest of the school’s administration ing at a lot of Republicans.” team, and Knox County Schools. He added that it will be good to visit “We’re thankful that Knox County Washington, D.C., now that he is older. The Schools gives us the opportunity to take a last time he visited, he was in elementary trip like this,” said Reeves. school. Students will return Jan. 22.

LIBRARY NOTES More than 30 Halls High students went to the 2009 inauguration. They, plus faculty chaperones, are pictured here with U.S. Rep. John Duncan Jr., standing at the far right. Photo submitted

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Halls/Fountain City Shopper news • January 18, 2017 • A-3

Kari Sanders has a way with words and movement “At the age of 10, my mom told me about the power of the pen,” says Strawberry Plains resident Kari Sanders. “At that time I didn’t know how to express myself so I just held it in. Then, when all of my anger built up, I’d just blow up randomly. So my mom said, ‘Instead of holding things in and blowing up, write.’ And I did. I’ve been writing ever since.” Originally from Atlanta, Sanders is a young entrepreneur who writes, dances and performs under the name “Kari Werde Sanders,” taking her middle name from a form of the German word that means “to become” or “to turn into.” She’s performed poetry since the age of 13, when she won the First Word Youth Poetry Slam sponsored by the Chicago urban and hiphop radio station V-103. “I was able to perform at Earthlink Live Atlanta and did a commercial spot for (sitcom) ‘Girlfriends.’” Sanders is a fixture on the Knoxville poetry slam scene, appearing frequently at Big Fatty’s and the Open Chord, both on Kingston Pike. But she’s not just a “word nerd,” another self-descrip-

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tor. “I have been performing dance since the age of 6 or 7, learning in church. “When I was growing up, Atlanta was on the rise for entertainment and very well-known for its dance scene. I was introduced to all types of dance styles – jazz, African, ballet, contemporary, mime, you name it! I moved to Knoxville at the age of 21. The dance isn’t as much on the forefront but it’s definitely here!” And Sanders is doing her bit to help the art form grow. In addition to teaching Intro to Dance and Beginner Hip-Hop at Knoxville Fine Arts and Crafts Center, she’s now on the faculty of Inskip Elementary School. “My job came through another local artist, Michelle Gore, who does amazing painting and poetry. She invited me to come in and do a dance workshop for the children last summer. While doing the workshop, the co-

Mary Wilson Wilson, who with her fellow Supremes represented the height of glamour and sophistication during the golden days of Motown in the ’60s and ’70s, is herself a passionate advocate for HIV/AIDS research and treatment, traveling as a CultureConnect ambassador on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. On the U.S. Embassy website, she stresses the need for celebrities to help raise awareness for HIV/ AIDS. “People listen to your songs. You can get their attention. “How sad this disease is. I’m not speaking as a victim. I’m speaking on the level that we all need to recognize – there are all different approaches to take to get to that area of healing. We have to start right at the family, at the little girls. We’ve got to teach those little children how to survive, go on to live, and have a future.” She has raised thousands of dollars for AIDS aware-

From page A-1 ness, and here in Knoxville, she’ll have her boots on the ground, walking the walk, when she speaks directly to some of those girls and their families. KSO executive director Rachel Ford says, “It is very kind of a celebrity like Mary Wilson to donate her time like this. We are looking forward to the KSO Pops performance that will feature Mary on Feb. 4 at the Civic Auditorium and are glad to have engaged an artist who cares about the community she’s visiting and is willing to volunteer her time to speak about important so-

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ordinator, Blaine Sample, observed and at the end, she offered me an interview.” Sanders not only teaches dance but also tutors through the UT-assisted Community Schools program. “In performing arts we teach dance, theater, music and circus. We are currently preparing for a performance in February for Black History Month alongside Austin East High School’s West African Drummers and Dance Troupe. At the end of the semester, we will do a musical production called ‘It’s a Jungle Out There.’ “In tutoring, we go over any curriculum the child is struggling with. We have at least three teachers in a classroom so that each child can get the proper enrichment.” Students’ schedules also include Spanish lessons, nutritional information, and learning about veggies, fruits, planting and harvesting in their school garden. All this fits right in with Sanders’ youthful energy and passion. She says, “It is still fairly new for Inskip Elementary, but it is definitely making a positive impact on the students, parents, faculty and community.”

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Inauguration Day trivia! By Kip Oswald Over the holidays, our competitive family played a lot of board games during our family time. Now, I can’t tell you how many times Kinzy and I lost because we didn’t know some trivial presidential history. This made us decide to find some fun, little known facts to help us win those family board games someday, and maybe you will enjoy learning these things too! For the next two articles, we will look at Inauguration Day, a tradition that is special to our country and is happening on Jan. 20. Donald Trump will be inaugurated as our 45th president, but should he really be our 46th? Did you ever hear of President Atchison? Trivia question! If David Atchison had ever been counted as one of our presidents, Mr. Trump would be number 46! Zachary Taylor, our 12th president, was due to be inaugurated on a Sunday but due to his religion, he refused until Monday. Since there was not an acting president or vice president, Mr. Atchison, who was a senator from Missouri, became president for 24 hours. Also, during that 24 hours, he appointed many of his friends to cabinet offices, but just for 24 that hours. Now that is good trivia! Of course, George Washington was the very first president to be inaugurated, but it was in the spring to avoid bad weather. The

day did not move to Jan. 20 until 1933. There are certain things scheduled to happen every Inauguration Day. The day begins with a worship service and then the current president and new president ride together to the inauguration. The president repeats his oath directly from the Constitution. All but three presidents have placed their hands on the Bible. John Quincy Adams used a constitutional law book. Franklin Pierce and Theodore Roosevelt chose not to place an oath on the Bible. Three presidents have had to restate their oath after the ceremony. Chester Arthur and Calvin Coolidge took the oath outside Washington, D.C. and had to restate the oath when back in Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama had to retake the oath after the Chief Justice had him repeat the wrong words during the ceremony. After the oaths, the new President gives a speech called the Inaugural Address to the audience. George Washington gave the shortest one at 135 words. The longest speech was William Harrison’s, which he gave on a chilly, rainy March day. He then got pneumonia and died a month later. After the speeches, the outgoing president and his family leave the capital city while the new president goes to lunch in the Capitol Building. Next week, we will learn some interesting history about the rest of the day! Watch next week’s events to see new history being made! Comments to oswaldswordtn@gmail. com








Gibbs honors students of month Gibbs High faculty recently selected the Eagles of the Month and honored the students for their hard work in the classroom. Ninth-grade students selected are TaRessa McKinney and Justin Summers. TaRessa’s teacher Amy Mitchell commented that she always comes to class with a greeting and a smile, ready to work. TaRessa is known to encourage others and for being willing to participate in group activities. Teacher LeeAnne Kepper called TaRessa “kind and smart.” Justin is known as a great student who works hard in class and is willing to help others who are struggling. Justin’s teacher Michael Coppinger complimented him on using his time wisely between education and athletics.

Sophomores honored are Tori Little and Evan Bull. Tori was called “a bright spot in the classroom” by teacher Crystal Braeuner. “On top of being smart, Tori is hilarious and silly in the best possible way.” Evan has a strong interest and curiosity about science that has led to some thought-provoking class discussions, per teacher Bonny Blankenship. She said she looks forward to what the future holds for Evan. Juniors Baylor Spears and Mason Robinson share the honor as Eagle of the Month for their class. Teacher Nikki Cristy said Baylor “writes well but also thinks deeply about the topics about which she writes.” Baylor sings in ensemble at school and is the trainer for the football team. She has

the drive to do anything she wishes. Mason is known as a “compassionate, charismatic, patient student with a willingness to help others,” per teacher Bonny Blankenship. Mason has been part of several school musicals and is “a joy to watch perform.” Senior Eagles of the Month are Brittany Bales and Jon Ward. Brittany has been called a “great young woman” by teacher Holly German and is said to always be on time to class, ready to learn and is willing to put forth her best effort on all tasks given. Jon has meticulous attention to detail and astute questioning, which accounts for his superior performance in his English IV college placement class, per his teacher Robert Ryan.

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Caldwell finds new home at Salem The gift of snow By Shannon Carey

Former Fairview Baptist Church youth pastor Anthony Caldwell will start work in his new position as Minister to Students and Families at Salem Baptist Church in Halls this week, and he said he feels that God has led him to this new church home. Caldwell and wife Chris have lived in Halls for just over 11 years now, and daughters Briley and Britton attend elementary school in Halls. He worked at Fairview in the Gibbs area for four and a half years, and he was sad to leave, but he knew God was calling him elsewhere. “I saw great, incredible things happen, the church just exploding with growth,” he said. “I told God that I am ready to go anywhere you send me, but I didn’t realize that to go I had to leave.” But, Caldwell added that “No, Lord,” is an oxymoron. “If he’s your Lord, the answer is yes,” he said. That’s been a theme throughout Caldwell’s life. He comes from a family of ministers, from his father to his brothers. As a student at Lenoir City High School, he went on a World Changers mission trip, “and fell in love with that organization and the work they did.” A few years later, he went to Texas as a college summer missionary with World Changers. It was there that

FAITH NOTES Community services ■■ Cross Roads Presbyterian, 4329 E. Emory Road, hosts the Halls Welfare Ministry food pantry 6-7 p.m. each second Tuesday and 10-11 a.m. each fourth Saturday. ■■ 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.

Anthony Caldwell, former youth pastor of Fairview Baptist Church, has accepted the position of Minister to Students and Families at Salem Baptist Church in Halls. He is pictured here with his family, daughters Briley and Britton Caldwell, and wife Christina “Chris” Caldwell. Photo submitted he felt the call to ministry. It was also there that he met his future wife. “I began to find people in ministry and learn from them,” Caldwell said. He spent two years in Nashville, working at secular jobs and volunteering in churches. “God was working in my life in incredible ways,” he said. He came back to East


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Special services ■■ St. Paul UMC Fountain City, 4014 Garden Drive, hosts Agape’ Café’ each fourth Wednesday. Dinner is served 5:30-7 p.m., and the public is invited. Jan. 25 program: Knoxville News Sentinel columnist Ina Hughs

For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there until they have watered the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out of my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose and succeed in the thing for which I sent it. (Isaiah 55:10-11 NRSV) We were in the mountains when the snow fell. It began with large flakes, flakes so heavy they didn’t drift and float, but fell straight down, as if in a hurry to get to the ground. Truth be told, I become a child again when snowflakes start falling. I can stand at the window, watching the floating, drifting flakes, and I am filled with wonder by the fact that, like people, no two snowflakes are alike. It seems to me to be proof that God loves His children, and knows that we are all children at heart. Somewhere, deep down in whatever sophistication we hide behind, we are delighted by a falling snowflake – a unique gift that cannot be duplicated. I am realistic enough to acknowledge that snow

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‘Church in the curve’ anchors Trentville community By Esther Roberts “The church in the curve, that’s ready to serve,” is the motto of Trentville United Methodist Church, located at 9215 Strawberry Plains Pike in East Knox County. A visit to this architectural gem affirms that motto, as the church offers many outreach programs, including a well-stocked food pantry, that make a visitor feel warmly welcomed. The church stands on a welltended grassy lot and features ample parking, level sidewalks and a fenced play area for children. Several large trees offer shade and shelter for the resident songbirds. This tranquil setting is enhanced by the small, private garden just inside the entryway to the church, complete with park bench where one may pause and pray or have a quiet conversation with friends. The church was constructed in 1958, after the original Trentville church – which was immediately across Strawberry Plains Pike from the present structure – burned to the ground in January. Undaunted, the Trentville congregation raised $30,000 in just four days to begin funding a new building and to purchase the property upon which the present structure stands. Knoxville architect George F. Barber, well-known for his expertise in the “pattern book” architectural style of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, was hired by the Trentville congregation to design the new church.

Trentville United Methodist Church is an East Knox County landmark, designed by renowned architect George F. Barber. Photos by Esther Roberts

According to the written historical records at the church, “Mr. Barber seemed inspired by God as he looked over the new building site. Within a few days he had made drawings of the proposed new

building. Members of the church accepted his proposal as a dream come

true and were also inspired to begin the new project.” Midway through construction, the funds raised to cover construction costs had been depleted, so several members of the church signed a personal note to cover half of the $80,000 total construction cost. Despite such fiscal challenges, building proceeded apace, and the Rev. Perry Tanksley preached the first sermon in the new building on Nov. 23, 1958, just in time for Thanksgiving. The sermon was titled, “According To Your Faith, So Be It Unto You.” The congregation grew and an expansion was dedicated on July 21, 1985. Refurbished in 2010, the church interior is airy and inviting, with brightly painted children’s rooms featuring custom-painted depictions of animals and Biblical stories, and a spacious fellowship hall with newly remodeled kitchen. The crown jewel is the sanctuary, where Barber’s elegant design remains a timeless frame surrounding the screens and electronic instruments of modern worship services. Like many churches, Trentville is faced with the challenge of an aging and declining membership and has been partnering with Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church to support one pastor between the two congregations. Should Trentville United Methodist Church ever close, it will be a profound loss to the East Knox community. Sunday morning worship services start at 9:45 a.m. and casual dress is welcomed. Esther Roberts is a new Shopper writer from East Knox County.

Washington Pike UMC’s Urban Family Outreach welcomes kids By Carol Z. Shane Years ago, when former U.S. Army Captain Patrick Polis told a Methodist bishop that he’d heard the call

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The 20-year-old 501(c)(3) nonprofit faith-based afterschool program, which has earned the highest rating from the state Department of Children’s Services, started out in-house but grew, says Polis. Now serving 36 children, Washington Pike has the capacity to serve more than twice that. The focus is on academics, and there’s plenty of communication between the church and nearby Belle Morris, Christenberry and Spring Hill elementary schools. The UFO staff is long-tenured, says Polis, and “we have people who have grown up in this program who are now bringing their kids.” On a recent Wednesday, a lively group gathers in the gym. UFO director Nelle Daniel holds down the fort. “Here,” says a little girl, handing over a sheet from a coloring book, “this is from my punishment.” “It says something about our program that we give coloring sheets as punishment!” laughs Daniel. They’re not really punishment, she explains, but a tool to get a child to sit still and focus when a behavioral problem needs to be addressed. “We don’t like ‘time out’ because it isolates the child and the others stare.” That kind of compassion permeates the program. “We take each child and see what their strengths and

HEALTH NOTES ■■ Diabetes and exercise presentation by Spencer Gross, noon Tuesday, Jan. 24, Halls Senior Center, 4405 Crippen Road. Include information about the YMCA’s Move Well Today program. ■■ Move Well Today, a 12-week fitness intervention program designed specifically for people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, Bob Temple North Side YMCA beginning in February. Two sessions: 6:30-8 p.m. Monday and Thursday,

Nelle Daniel directs Washington Pike UMC’s Urban Family Outreach program. “We have a lot of good moments here,” she says. With her is the Rev. Dr. Patrick Polis. Photo by Carol Z. Shane weaknesses are, and work with them,” says Daniel. “We have a wonderful licensed social worker who comes in once a week. She focuses on the single-parent families and helps with whatever anyone needs – government assistance, car repairs.” Daniel’s son Ross, a recent Maryville College graduate, is on staff as a tutor, and “teachers from the Joy of Music School come in once a week,” says Polis. “They are super folks.” The kids also enjoy afterschool nibbles. Daniel cherishes a Christmas card she got from a child. “I like you because you serve snack,” it said. For safety, the church has an electronic surveillance

system, and as part of the UMC’s “Safe Sanctuaries” practice, they observe the “two-adult rule,” which requires that a minimum of two adults be present during every child-centric program, event or ministry. Children who participate in UFO are formally enrolled, but the church also offers Kids Club, a community program the first and third Wednesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. All that’s needed to join in the fun is a parent’s permission slip. Washington Pike Methodist is at 2241 Washington Pike. For more information about UFO or Kids Club, call the church at 865-5230603, or email urbanfamily

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■■ Dogwood Arts 2017 events and exhibits entry deadlines: Dogwood Art DeTour, Feb. 10; Chalk Walk, Feb. 20; Regional Art Exhibition, March 3. Info: dogwoodarts. com or 637-4561. ■■ The jurying process for new members of the Appalachian Arts Craft Center. Samples of handcrafted work, along with forms and $25 jury fee, accepted Jan. 18-Feb. 1. Info/ forms: or 494-9854.

Halls/Fountain City Shopper news • January 18, 2017 • A-7

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Joanie Brock of the Union County Vendor Mall speaks to the Union County Business and Professional Association about opportunities at the mall. Photos by S. Carey

Vendor Mall grows, seeks more vendors By Shannon Carey There’s a place where Union County’s crafters and small business owners can see their dreams realized, and that place is the Union County Vendor Mall. Mall founder Joanie Brock visited the Union County Business and Professional Association Jan. 10, at the urging of UCBPA vice president and Vendor Mall vendor Martin Shafer. The Vendor Mall operates through booth rentals. Each vendor rents a booth for a fee plus a 13 percent commission on each sale. The vendors design and merchandise their booths, and Brock staffs the mall during business hours. She also gives each vendor a website and hosts and advertises events to bring business to the mall. “I wanted to give small business owners the opportunity to keep their

day job and start their small business,” said Brock. Brock started with her testimony. She had been in healthcare for 20 years when a promotion and pay raise was offered to her. She took the promotion, and six months later her position was cut. “I had gotten away from where I needed to be,” she said. “I was more concentrated with my job than with following my God.” She said the job cut was God telling her, “I had a plan for you and you didn’t listen.” Brock loves refinishing and repurposing furniture, and her uncle J.T. Russell had space open in the industrial park on Durham Drive in Maynardville. Brock opened the mall to have a place to market her wares

and to help other crafters get off the ground. She promised God that everything she did with the business would be to glorify him. Now, the mall has 13 vendors, three new vendors joining this winter, and room for more. Shoppers have come from Kentucky, North and South Carolina, Texas, and of course Knoxville. Local artist Betty Bullen has a booth, with Union County Heritage prints available for purchase, and some original works. Shafer’s woodwork is there, including his Union County coasters. Other items include Knoxville Soap and Candle Company products, primitive home décor, fabric items, silk floral arrangements and much more. “I’ve got a lot of talented vendors,” said Brock. “We’ve got a big variety of items, and it’s always changing.”

Food City honors staff for volunteer spirit Food City recognizes associates who volunteer in their community and supports their giving spirit. “Many of our associates volunteer their time and talents to numerous service organizations throughout the areas in which we operate and we feel it’s needful to recognize the valuable services and support they provide,” said Steven C. Smith, Food City’s president and chief executive officer. After his attendance at a 2002 White House meeting geared toward boosting national volunteerism through corporate support, Smith launched Food City’s Claude P. Varney Volunteer Recognition Program, in memory of the food chain’s former president and board vice chair. Each year, special committees are established to review associate volunteer

Winter farmers market underway Nourish Knoxville has opened the winter farmers market for its fourth season. Patrons can shop from a host of farms selling locally grown produce, meat, eggs, honey, herbs, plants and more, along with artisan food and craft producers with baked goods, prepared foods and handcrafted items. Food trucks will be stationed in the parking lot to provide brunch and locally roasted coffee. The winter farmers market is open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every other Saturday through April, starting Jan. 14, at Central United Methodist Church, 201 East Third Ave. Nourish Knoxville has launched the Power of Produce (PoP) Club, which gives children the opportunity to become an active part of their local food economy by empowering them to make their own food choices with their PoP Bucks. The market will also provide the Fre$h Savings program, a matching program that allows SNAP recipients to buy more fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers markets. The market also will feature cooking classes with Katie Dodson.

Peggy Reagan at the Food City location in Fountain City was honored for outstanding volunteerism with the Back Pack Ministry, Lost Sheep Ministry and as a former foster parent. Reagan has been involved in ministry for 16 years and says she is obeying God’s call. activities and select individual award recipients. One

BIZ NOTES ■■ Fountain City Business and Professional Association meets 11:45 a.m. each second Wednesday, Central Baptist Church fellowship hall. President is John Fugate, jfugate43@ or 688-0062. ■■ Halls Business and Professional Association

overall winner is selected from each Food City location and corporate levels. Store winners then move to compete at the district level. Twelve district winners are recognized with an award and a $250 contribution to their chosen charity during a special corporate luncheon. Two divisional winners are then chosen and honored with a plaque and a $750 charity contribution. One overall winner is selected to receive the Varney Humanitarian Award in addition to a $1,250 charity contribution made on their behalf. “We’re extremely proud of the difference our associates make through their many humanitarian contributions. Our company is wholly committed to providing exceptional service to the citizens and communities in which we operate

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Note: Former Halls store associate Autumn Brooks was recognized for giving her time to AYSO, Gibbs High School, Friends of the Library and Feed the Homeless. She is no longer at Food City but continues to contribute her time as a volunteer.

in 1999 after retiring from the U.S. Air Force. He currently serves as the club’s public image Greg Maciolek chair and is involved in many club activities. He’s also Rotary Zone 30 public image coordinator and wears two hats for District 6780 – district secretary and communications chair. He also serves as the district’s videographer with over 150 videos completed on behalf of the district and zone. Greg served 26 years in the Air National Guard and the U.S. Air Force. He retired with the rank of colonel. He was a fighter pilot flying the F-106A/B, F-4C/D and the F-16ADF aircraft. He attended Troy State University and received a master’s in human resources, and his undergraduate degree was earned at Wayne State University. “I am humbled to be selected to serve as district governor and I look forward to serving the clubs in any way I can to make them more viable, effective and to reach more people to help. Rotary is indeed serving humanity,” Greg said. Greg is married to Brissa and they have three grown children and five grandsons and live in Knox County.

Impact of climate change is topic The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society will present a program on global warming and climate change 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at Roane State Community College, City Room, in Oak Ridge. Dr. Joanne Logan, UT associate professor and an expert on the subject, will present the program “It’s All in the Timing: Impacts of Global Warming on Ecosystems and Phenology.” Dr. Logan Logan teaches in the Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science. She has studied climatology for 30 years, and she directs the undergraduate program in environmental and soil siences. The program is free. Info: or 483-3571.

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96 and 94 at the first two. The Rev. John Butler, president of the Knoxville NAACP branch, and his wife, the Rev. Donna Butler, were among those voicing their concerns to interim KCS Superintendent Buzz Thomas and Russ Oaks, KCS chief operating officer. The NAACP filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, claiming that the Gibbs school would resegregate the Knox County system. Building a middle school in Gibbs when several schools whose students are most likely to be rezoned to it are far under capacity alarms community members. Just as Gibbs families resent being

The domino effect of creating a Gibbs Middle School was felt in South Knoxville when Knox County Schools held a meeting to get feedback on middle-school rezoning last week at South-Doyle Middle School. With the new school – designed to have a 600-student capacity – set to open in Gibbs in August 2018, KCS officials expect to submit a final draft to the school board in May. The rezoning meeting at SDMS was the third of six planned in various parts of the county. It was also the lowest attended, with approximately 72 people turning out compared with

bused to Holston Middle and the lengthy rides that entails, parents whose kids attend Vine Middle and other nearby schools don’t want their children experiencing the same fate. Oaks said the middle schools most likely to be affected were Carter, Gresham, Halls, Holston, Vine, Whittle Springs and South-Doyle. South-Doyle has an enrollment of 960 with a capacity for 1,200. Halls is at 1,095, 95 over capacity, while Gresham at 841 is 41 over capacity. Thomas said they don’t want to sacrifice families and communities in the rezoning process, and they are trying to find the best way to bring things into balance.







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as the “boat lot” because it had become overgrown around discarded old boats. Once Commercial Bank purchased the lot and built its building, it received an Orchid Award from Keep Knoxville Beautiful for the beautification of the property. Clark was named the 2016 Employee of the Year – an award given across all branches. During the year, four employees are nominated for the President’s Award (through a co-worker, customer recommendation or supervisor) and one is selected as the Employee of the Year. “The other three employees are more deserving than I am,” said Clark. “I am blessed to work with a great group of people and Commercial Bank is a fun, good place to work.” Clark appreciates the ability to share her faith with others and said that the customers are the reason she loves working at the bank. “We share our joys

and our burdens with one another. It’s not a job to me but an opportunity to serve others.” When she isn’t at the bank, Clark enjoys crafting – something that she considers her therapy. She enjoys creating decorative art, woodwork, embroidery, porcelain dolls, creating Appalachian-style brooms and almost every aspect of the craft industry. “I love to do things that pull out the old ways. People have commented that my house looks like a Cracker Barrel (which isn’t a bad thing).” Most important to her is her faith and church, Clear Springs Baptist. Clark says they have the best choir ever (even though she doesn’t sing and blesses everyone by keeping quiet). Family is also important. She loves spending time with her five grandchildren, who range in age from 7 to 21. Gathering around the dinner table as a group is something she treasures each week.

Kids can hit the books, earn a bike Christmas has come and gone, but some elves are still in K nox v ille s u r pr i si ng students. The Bike Elf organization volu nte er s Tim Adams stopped by Wesley House last week and announced their new initiative, Read, Write and Ride with Bike Elf. The program will challenge the students of Wesley House Community Center’s afterschool program to earn a bicycle during the spring term at school. The challenge was given by Wesley House director Anderson Olds: All students in the program who earn first honors (all As and Es) in school on the next two report cards will receive a bicycle from Bike Elf. Olds said that two Wesley House program goals for 2017 were: 1) to find ways to honor their participant children by celebrating them and their successes, and 2) to create motivating educational programs and incentivize learning. Bike Elf co-founders Dewayne and Leigh Wilson contacted Olds in October 2016 with an interest in partnering with Wesley House. Dewayne believes in students earning the bicycles. Students meeting the goal will be awarded a bicycle, helmet and bike lock in June. The bicycles are not new, but after the elf volunteers are done refurbishing them, it’s hard to tell that they were ever ridden by anyone else. The volunteer team cleans the bikes, repaints

them when necessary, adds new tires, seats and other needed repairs. During a recent assembly, students stepped up, were measured and signed their name on several posters indicating the size bicycle needed when they meet the goal. Over the next four months, Bike Elf and Wesley House have activities planned to remind the kids of their goal and keep them motivated to achieve earning a bicycle. Bike Elf is in its second year of giving bikes to children and began after the Wilsons and their friends had dinner together before Christmas. Kristi Fightmaster, on the board of the Salvation Army in Maryville, shared with the Wilsons how children left on the Angel Tree were usually ones who had requested bicycles for Christmas. The Wilsons decided to collect enough bikes to give 100 away for Christmas 2015, but after some discussion, the delivery date was moved to June for the first giveaway as a way to motivate students in school. In the first year they received over 200 bike donations. They will be holding a bike drive at the Boys & Girls Club of Maryville at 520 S. Washington St. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4 and Saturday, Feb. 18 for anyone interested in donating a used bicycle or to make monetary donations (to purchase seats, tires, tubes, etc. to repair the bicycles). Bike Elf’s motto is “You donate ’em. We fix ’em. Kids earn ’em.” To learn more about the Bike Elf program, visit or Facebook/bikeelf.

Halls/Fountain City Shopper news • January 18, 2017 • A-9

UT makes life more difficult for Butch Top leadership of the University of Tennessee, if there really is some, has made life more difficult than necessary for Butch Jones. As the coach sought to improve his staff, prospective assistants kept asking nosey questions about who will be the next athletic director. Potential offensive coordinators with names you might recognize were curious about the job and such trivia as chain of command, grasp and understanding, long-term stability and exactly how important will football be in the overall scheme of things. Here’s the dilemma: If Butch was forced to pick an available replacement for Mike DeBord when he really wanted someone else, he has a built-in excuse for future problems. You tied my hands. President Joe DiPietro and the board of trustees have known for months and months that UT needed a chancellor and athletic director. We’ve all known since August that Jimmy Cheek and Dave Hart were moving on.

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Common sense dictated a new chancellor was the first priority in replacing the lame ducks – just in case that person wanted a vote in the selection of the new athletic director. Identifying Beverly J. Davenport took almost forever. Time dragged on. Even for a quick study, figuring out what is Tennessee football takes longer than making instant potatoes. Delay, delay, delay. Finally, she or DiPietro or somebody more powerful wants a professional search company to sort through AD possibilities, make recommendations and mask responsibility. There was a time Butch and I thought we knew the next athletic director would be David Blackburn, Vol for life, very successful as recent leader of athletics at UT-

Chattanooga. He seemed so obvious. He is 50. He has the ideal background. He has experience. He knows everybody who matters, big donors, politicians, thousands of fans. DiPietro is already his top boss. David, son of a high school coach, was born in Loudon. He played quarterback there. He enrolled at UT and learned a lot as student manager for John Majors’ teams in 1988-89. He went to Morristown to be a coach. Phillip Fulmer invited him back for an administrative role in recruiting and compliance and a few dozen other things. Doug Dickey saw greater potential and promoted Blackburn. Through the years, he looked after facilities, fundraising and event management. Because he could read and write, he evolved into the athletic department connection to the Thornton Center and academics. He participated in coaching searches. He became a senior associate AD under Mike Hamilton. He was a big help in dealing with the NCAA during

a time of crisis, the Bruce Pearl and Lane Kiffin era. If winning matters, it appears Blackburn and Chattanooga have excelled. Last year UT-C became the first school in a hundred years to win Southern Conference titles in football and men’s and women’s basketball. Maybe I shouldn’t mention that the basketball Mocs defeated the Vols in the opener of this season. Maybe I shouldn’t mention that Blackburn is Tennessee through and through. He is not from Florida or Alabama or even Cincinnati, from whence cometh Dr. Davenport and, before that, Coach Jones. David has never been athletic director at Notre Dame or UCLA or even Kansas or Kentucky. He is known widely but is not famous outside the Volunteer family. But, he is smart and aware and interested. Come to think of it, if the big time is what really matters. Dr. Davenport has never been chancellor at any of those places. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is westwest6@netzero,com.

School board politics: It’s not about party There are no Rs or Ds on local school board ballots. Board members are elected on a non-partisan basis, and despite some past saber rattling from the Red-tothe-Roots crowd, it doesn’t appear that Republicans are preparing to change that status. This probably makes Patti Bounds Mike Edwards Knox County school board chair Patti Bounds happy. Bounds is worried about Betsy DeVos, the ultra-conservative Amway billionaire who is President-elect DonBetty ald Trump’s choice to head Bean the Department of Education. It’s DeVos’ identification with school privatizaFor Bounds, a conser- tion, not her overall politics, vative who was raised Re- that bothers Bounds, who is publican, it’s educational also not comfortable with philosophy, not party lines some of the positions of that divide the board, the state legislators who repmajority of whom oppose resent her district, even much of the reform agenda though they are fellow Refavored at the state and na- publicans. “The more I get to know tional levels. “I could probably tell you them and the more I study where people come down, the issues, the more I just if you had to put them in want to scream when Bill a box, as far as Republi- Dunn talks about vouchcans and Democrats, but ers. And the more time I’m that’s not what affects how spending in Nashville, the they vote,” Bounds says. more I’m seeing the pres“We have some very di- sures to conform and fit in.” But the group she finds verse opinions. But here’s the thing that makes me most worrisome is the state feel like I’m out there and school board, whose nine don’t know who I am some- voting members (one per times: it’s the Democrats (in congressional district) are Nashville) who are fighting appointed by the governor for (public) education and to serve five-year terms. see the dangers in the re- This board strongly supform movement (excessive ports charters and vouchers high stakes testing, charter and high-stakes testing. “Some of them have zero schools, vouchers and privatization, linkage of teacher knowledge of education, evaluations to sometimes- and they’re the ones making the major decisions. They’re flawed test results).”

not accountable to anyone,” Bounds says. “The only one Mike Edwards (who represents the Second Congressional District) is answerable to is Bill Haslam, and citizens have no vote in the matter. I think they’re good people and have done good things for the state. If you’d asked me 10 years ago, as an average person, if I was in favor of vouchers, I’d say, ‘What’s a voucher?’ And you’d say every child deserves a good school, and I’d agree. It’s the far-right people saying that’s what they are trying to do. You have to ask why are they doing this.” Bounds worries that the Legislature might try to abolish local school boards and let the state board run everything from Nashville.

Edwards takes issue with most of what Bounds said. He said he’s studying a stack of documents seven inches thick for the next board meeting, and considers himself answerable to Tennessee’s schoolchildren – not to the governor. He said he doesn’t see teachers as adversaries and that nobody is looking to shut down local school boards. “Our biggest push is not against teachers. It is against the U.S. Department of Education. We’re not answerable to the governor. And we’re not trying to please the governor. Nor or we trying to please the Department of Education. “None of us are ideological and none of us are on there with an agenda.”

Here comes Harry

Former state Rep. Harry Tindell, 56, has announced his intention to seek the District 4 seat on the Knoxville City Council in the upcoming election. A lifelong resident of Knoxville, Tindell was twice elected to the Knox County school board before serving 11 terms in the state House. He lives in the Alice Bell/Spring Hill community and is self-employed in the insurance business. Harry Tindell “It will be important to have new city council members with varied experience in this period of change,” he wrote in a press release. Info: or on Facebook.

last words Knox greeways have new driver Tim Hester, former city manager of Norris, has been hired as the new greenways coordinator for the city of Knoxville. He started to work this week. Brian Hann, active chair of the city greenway commission, praised the choice, saying, “I look forward to seeing him in action.” He replaces Lori Goerlich who left for Chattanooga after a lackluster four years in Knoxville. Hester will clearly be a positive upgrade in this office and greenways will be moving forward. His office will be at Lakeshore Park. ■■ If U.S. Rep. Diane Black becomes the permanent chair of the House Budget Committee, will that impact her potential run for governor next year? She is the interim chair for now until Georgia Republican Tom Price is (presumably) confirmed to the Trump Cabinet as Health and Human Services secretary. Paul Ryan chaired the budget committee before becoming House speaker. It is an important, demanding and time-consuming position. It is a sign of the respect the House leadership holds for her skills, which will be tested under President Donald Trump. Her office for now says it will not affect her decision on whether to enter the 2018 race for governor.  She is considered by many to be the leading candidate at this early stage in the contest and she can fund her own campaign if necessary. Other potential candidates include Randy Boyd of Knoxville, state Sens. Mark Green, Mark Norris and Doug Overbey, and possibly House Speaker Beth Harwell. ■■ Knox County officials are hopeful that Gov. Bill Haslam will include funding in his budget for the Knox Safety Center, which is being pushed by Mayor Tim Burchett and former district attorney Randy Nichols. Money was not in last year’s state budget, but a behind-the-scenes effort has been made since then to secure funding. If not included, expect the Knox lawmakers to push funding by legislation. The governor has not announced his decision. ■■ Wayne Christensen, 71, retired director of Knox Youth Sports, has decided to run for the West Knoxville city council seat now held by Vice Mayor

Victor Ashe

Duane Grieve, who retires in December because of term limits. Christensen may be opposed by David Williams and Tim Hill. Others mentioned include Bearden activist Terri Faulkner, West Hills sidewalk supporter Sandi Robinson, Knox County election commissioner Andrew Roberto, and former Democratic party vice chair Doug Veum. This could be a crowded field that triggers much interest. ■■ Lois Riggins Ezzell, the 35-year director of the state museum, has been gone 18 days but only a few blocks away, where she secured an easy $40,000-ayear job as a fundraiser for the new museum building at age 77. Interestingly, no one asked her to do this except herself. But the foundation board is in her pocket and they are happy to spend money citizens give for the museum to enhance her personal retirement on top of her state pension. She attempted her last week in office to create an actual office for herself within the museum as the foundation actually does not have office space anywhere. When museum commission chair Tom Smith discovered this last-minute maneuver, he placed a halt to it. This sequence of events is impossible to make up. It is also most unfortunate that some public employees do not realize when it is time to depart. The museum commission is scheduled to meet next week, Jan. 24, to choose a permanent replacement. Meanwhile the governor is trying to raise $40 million to pay for the new $160 million museum. Birthdays: Chancellor Mike Moyers turns 56 on Jan. 19. Congratulations! Marie Leonard, widow of Farragut’s first mayor, Bob Leonard, celebrated her 90th birthday last Saturday at the Farragut Town Hall. Knoxville’s oldest living former mayor, Randy Tyree, turns 77 on Jan. 20. He was also the youngest person ever to be elected mayor in 1975 when at age 35 he was elected over the late Kyle Testerman.

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HealtH & lifestyles News From Fort saNders regioNal medical ceNter

The gift of healing Fort Sanders Regional chaplains and Stephen Ministers help ease pain Nine days before Christmas, hospital chaplain Randy Tingle was checking his list – twice. After all, finding anything in his office at that time of year is next to impossible. Bags full of gifts were scattered all about, making it difficult to get behind his desk inside Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. The bags, containing gifts for children or grandchildren of the hospital’s employees, were part of FSRMC’s annual “Angel Tree” campaign. As hospital chaplain, Tingle collects and distributes the gifts every year. “It’s a treat and a mess every year,” he said with a smile. “I get the privilege of being the one who hands them out and organizes them coming in, but I don’t do the work of buying them. I take the angels in, not knowing how I’m going to serve them, and the employees really come through. Our environmental services department did several angels, the radiology department did six angels and the doctors provided for 10 kids.” But handing out holiday gifts isn’t the only service provided by FSRMC’s chaplain’s office. Tingle stays busy working with three oncall pastors and others to help attend to the spiritual needs of patients, employees and families through bedside visits, thriceweekly worship services, daily prayer services and special seasonal services for Christmas and Easter. The chaplain’s office also holds a yearly memorial service for families of palliative care patients who have died. Tingle’s duties also include the dis-

On top of his other duties, Fort Sanders Regional Chaplain Randy Tingle coordinates the hospital’s participation in the Angel Tree campaign.

tribution of daily devotionals, stocking the hospital’s chapel with helpful information, keeping each patient room stocked with Gideon Bibles and working with 1,000 registered clergy from the community to help them better serve their congregants. The 45-minute worship services Tingle holds in the hospital’s chapel twice each Wednesday and once on Sundays include devotional time, hymn singing and prayer. “What’s powerful about the services here is that you’re preaching to a specific population,” he says. “In a church, you’ve got all kinds of things going on, but when you know everybody in the room is dealing with a stroke, you can share in a little more

poignant way.” Tingle’s office serves those of any faith and can provide a rabbi, a priest, an imam, or other spiritual adviser including some Spanish-speaking clergy. “Our role as chaplains is a little bit more ‘clinical’ in that we meet the person where they’re at, wherever their faith walk is,” he says. “We’re there to serve them no matter the doctrine or theology iand to walk with them in that setting. For the most part, it’s trauma care, crisis care. It’s helping folks get through the heat of the moment, whatever it is that’s going on with them.” Occasionally he’ll perform communion, but said he’s often reluctant because his parish pa-

Chaplains lend aid, comfort to wildfire victims A day after the horrific Gatlinburg wildfires, Fort Sanders Regional chaplain Randy Tingle was witnessing its terrible toll as he and other clergy offered aid and comfort to patients at Covenant Health’s sister facility, LeConte Medical Center. Tingle was one of several Covenant Health chaplains and local clergy who visited LeConte in the days after the wildfires that claimed 14 lives, injured 191 and caused an estimated $500 million in damages. Throughout the night of the fires, LeConte Medical Center became a hub of activity as rescue workers brought in patient after patient. During the time Tingle was there, he worked alongside three nurses who lost their houses, “and all three of them worked that day,” Tingle said. “They said, ‘I can sit around and worry about this or I can work.’ So they were there being a nurse and taking care of people.” Meanwhile, back at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, employees were filling the hospital’s chapel with hygiene products, clothes, water, food and other items collected for families in need. “It took several pickup loads to get it all down to LeConte,” said Tingle, adding that being able to provide tan-

gible assistance helps a community pull together. “That’s what happens in a disaster – it makes us feel better to be able to respond in a tangible way.”

An update: How to help Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the people of Sevier County, surrounding communities and even other states, LeConte Medical Center’s warehouse is at storage capacity and currently is no longer accepting in-kind donations for wildfire victims. However, the Sevier county community will need additional items in the future. Please do hold any items you have generously collected, and contact the Dr. Robert F. Thomas Foundation at 865-446-9627 to let them know what type of items you have gathered. They can help you schedule a delivery to the warehouse if space becomes available. LeConte Medical Center is still filling care package requests for those who need the clothing and other essential items available in their warehouse. If you know of anyone who needs assistance from the warehouse or if you are seeking ongoing volunteer opportunities to help those affected by the wildfires, go to www.lecontemedicalcenter .com for information.

tients might have swallowing issues. “When I first came I didn’t think about those things, and I got trained by the nurses,” he recalls with a chuckle. “I’ve learned you have to be very careful and get permission.” He also has performed a half-dozen weddings and does one or two baptisms a year. Between those duties and other campaigns like United Way and Covenant Health’s WeCare drive for employees in need, it’s little wonder that Tingle and his three on-call chaplains rely heavily on a small army of volunteers known as Stephen Ministers. Together they try and visit every person admitted to Fort Sanders Regional, with referrals coming from the hospital’s doctors or nursing staff, particularly in oncology, cardiology and palliative care. “We’re at about a 90 percent rate at seeing all the admitted patients,” says Tingle, adding that he personally visits 12 to 15 patients a day, and he and his Stephen Ministers made 12,500 visits last year alone. A third of his Stephen Ministers are former patients looking to “give back.” All have undergone 50 hours of training in pastoral care basics and developing skills such as listening to patients and understanding their own counseling techniques. Tingle currently has about 40 Stephen Ministers on the roster, about half of whom are actively giving the minimum four hours a month. Others volunteer as much as 15 hours a week. When the latest Stephen Ministry class is commissioned, he will have 10 more Ste-

phen Ministers to help. “Stephen Ministers are a huge, huge help,” Tingle says. “We wouldn’t be a department without them.” Tingle said that while the Stephen Ministers’ role is not counseling, they “come with a counseling spirit or compassion.” As an example, he notes that Stephen Ministers’ 30-second to two-minute visit is largely informational, telling the patients about worship times, how to contact the chaplain’s office, contacting their church family if desired, and just letting them know they’re available if the patient needs them. “Stephen Ministers are for the folks who need a prayer, folks who need a listening ear, folks who are just going through a rough time. Anytime someone’s in acute care it’s not necessarily the diagnosis that bothers them – it’s the other stuff going on in their life.” Stephen Ministers come from all walks of life, all faith groups, “retired teachers, retired professors, actively working insurance agents, pastoral counselors, and even a former hospital chief nursing officer. The professional nature of these folks, the intelligence of them, the gifts that they have just in terms of serving is amazing,” says Tingle. For more information about FSRMC’s Pastoral Services, visit For more information about the Stephen Ministry opportunities, call the chaplain’s office at (865) 331-1235.

Care for dying: FSRMC launches No One Dies Alone In 1986, a dying patient asked Sandra Clarke, a nurse at a hospital in Eugene, Ore., to stay with him. The busy nurse promised she would do so as soon as she finished her tasks with other patients. When she returned, the man had died. Alone. It was an event that triggered a national volunteer program that recognizes the right of every person not to die alone. The program, now in its 16th year, has been implemented at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center after nurses there also recognized the need. “One of our case managers in oncology came to me and said, ‘You know we have about 10 deaths a year where there’s no family and nobody to be with them,’” said Randy Tingle, FSRMC’s chaplain. The nurses asked if one of FSRMC’s Stephen Ministers might be able to sit with patients in their last hours. At the time, Tingle didn’t think he had enough Stephen Ministers available to stay with patients for extended hours, and he knew the volunteers would need additional training. Tingle began researching the problem and discovered No One Dies Alone, the program launched by Clarke after her experience in Oregon. He also learned that the NODA program has been in place at Fort Sanders Regional’s sister facility, Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, for six years. After customizing NODA’s training program, recruitment of volunteers began. Roughly half the first 26 NODA volunteers at Fort Sanders Regional are University of Tennessee students,

while the remainder are either Covenant Health volunteers or employees. “The biggest piece of this is teaching people how to listen and how not to worry about not ‘doing things.’ When you’re sitting for someone who’s dying, there’s really nothing you can do for them,” said Tingle. “What you can do is just be present and care for them and treat them with respect and dignity. A lot of times they just need someone there to hold their hand, moisten their lips and make sure they’re warm.” Tingle says there are myriad ways patients might find themselves facing their final hours alone. “Some are estranged from family, whether it be through addiction or just years of life,” he said. “A lot of times they have outlived all their family and there is nobody left to be with them in those last hours. And we get people who are traveling . . . and they wind up here in their last hours because they’re away from home when some crisis happens. “NODA provides a service to make sure patients get the respect and dignity that they deserve,” said Tingle. “We all have a right not to die alone … it doesn’t really matter what you think theologically, whether or not you believe God’s got their back or not. What matters is what’s going on around them. They deserve to have the dignity of having someone to hold their hand or be in the room with them.” For more information about NODA or to volunteer, call the chaplain’s office at (865) 331-1235.

To ALL of Our Volunteers - Thank You! For more than 50 years, members of the Fort Sanders Regional Volunteer Auxiliary have helped support the mission of Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. During National Healthcare Volunteer Week, we recognize each of our volunteers for their selfless commitment to our patients, staff and doctors.


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

Merchandise - Misc.

GENERATOR BIG 8500 watt, 2016, Honda elec. start. Batt. & whl kit incl. Never used. New retail $4995. Wholesale $3750. 1st $1850 cash, 864-275-6478.

Wanted MR. BASEBALL buying Sports Cards, I come to you, 203-557-0856, cell 203-767-2407.


Cherokee West $615 South - Taliwa Gardens $585 - $625 1 1/2 bth, W/D conn. (865) 577-1687 2BR TOWNHOUSE near West Town, new carpet, W/D conn, no pets, $675/mo. (865)584-2622. BEST DEAL OUT WEST! 1BR from $395-$425. 2BR $550-$750. No pets. Parking @ front door. (865)470-8686. BROADWAY TOWERS 62 AND OLDER Or Physically Mobility Impaired 1 & 2 BR, util. incl. Laundry on site. Immediate housing if qualified. Section 8-202. 865-524-4092 for appt. TDD 1-800-927-9275


hoping to grow our family through adoption! Our warm, nurturing home is waiting to welcome your baby! Expenses paid. Anne & Colin

1-877-246-6780 AnneandColinAdopt/

ELDER APTS, 1BR, Ftn. City near I-75 N. Newly remodeled, quiet, priv, no pets, non smoking, $465. 522-4133 NORTH, LRG 1 BR APT. Very clean & quiet, Central H/A, water incl. $500 + sec. dep. No pets. 865-531-7895


Downtown Knoxville is now running a MOVE-IN SPECIAL for the month of Jan. With any qualifying move-in by 1/31/17, you will receive $100 gift card to Walmart. Please call 865-523-9303 for more info.

Financial Homes Unfurnished

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


3 BR, 3 BA - Farragut Area- 2 car gar. End unit in condo subd. Plenty of windows. 1 BR & BA w/bonus rm up. $1300/mo. Lse & refer. 865-300-4591 SOUTH KNOXVILLE off Ford Valley Rd. 6 rms, 3 BR, 2 BA, Cent H/A, Potential in-law unit, range, frige, W/D Conn. No garage or carport, No pets, Security dep. req, Limit on vehicles, $695/mo. Ballenger Realtors 688-3946 WEST 3 BR, 2 BA, Choto Rd. Area. Very Clean, Scenic, Lake Access. $950. 865-599-4617

Public Notices THE NORTHEAST KNOX UTILITY DISTRICT - Board of Commissioners will hold the regular monthly meeting on Monday, January 23, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. in their office located at 7214 Washington Pike, Corryton, TN. If special accommodations are needed please call (865) 687-5345.

Duplx/Multplx UnFurn 2 BR DUPLEX

South (off Chapman Hwy) Convenient to Downtown & UT No Pets $565 - $575 (865) 577-1687 Island Home. 2 BR, lrg LR & kit., 1 1/2 BA, stove/refrig/DW furn., util rm, carport. No pets. Near School for the Deaf. $650 mo + $400 DD. 2328 Spence Place. (865) 689-4238

Seasonal/Vacation Rentals

Real Estate Sales

Gatlinburg in Arts & Crafts Comm. 1 BR w/loft, jacuzzi, hot tub, priv. courtyard. $100/night. Check VRBO #925381

West Perfect starter home or investment oppty in the Rocky Hill Area. Newly remod. 3 BR, 1 1/2 BA, new flooring, doors, kitchen & paint. $156,500. By owner. Call (865) 805-6931

Rooms Furn/Unfurn FREE RENT in exchange for housecleaning & dog sitting. Loudon area. (865) 851-5765

Manufactured Homes 1993 Oakland 14x70, furn., good cond., loc in Willa View Mobile Park in Pigeon Forge. $32,500. 606-796-2488


Real Estate Commercial Retail Space/Rent CONVENIENCE STORE FOR LEASE. KNOXVILLE. No Inventory to Buy. Call 865-560-9989

Land/Home Package in Sweetwater, 32x60 3 BR, 2 BA, on 3/4 acre lot, only $65,000 cash. Chris 865-207-8825

Automobiles for Sale

Automobiles for Sale

CAST IRON dinner bells & tobacco baskets for sale. 865-256-8064; 865688-0055




2001 E. Magnolia Ave. LG 27” SIDE BY SIDE FRIDGE - Stainless steel ext. 4” color LCD display screen. Space saving ice system. $500. (865)769-0086

Building Materials HAND HEWN YELLOW POPLAR LOGS - 1830 Log Cabin removed by buyer. 1&2 story. $10,000 (434)237-1812

SPECIALS OF THE WEEK! SAVE $$$ 2013 FORD EDGE SEL, AWD, LEATHER, PANORAMIC ROOF, FULLY LOADED, R1891...............$24,997 2014 FORD ESCAPE TITANIUM, LEATHER, MOONROOF, NAV, ONLY 15k MILES!!! R1910......$22,777 2015 FORD TAURUS LIMITED, FACTORY WARRANTY, 1 OWNER, XTRA CLEAN, R1928..........$21,999 2012 FORD FUSION SEL, AUTOMATIC, POWER, MOONROOF, SONY SOUND SYSTEM, R1950..$12,950 Price includes $399 dock fee. Plus tax, tag & title WAC. Dealer retains all rebates. Restrictions may apply. See dealer for details. Prices good through next week.

Cemetery Lots 2 LOTS in Lynnhurst Cemetery in desirable section. Section A2, property 306, 1A & 6A, head to head. $2,300 each. Contact Rob Bailes 865-742-0635.

Insured • Free Estimates

2 lots together in Sherwood Memorial Gardens, oldest section, $4,000 both. Leave msg. (865)607-3336

Workers Comp Liability

2 plots in the Bronze section # 33 in Greenwood Cemetery, Tazewell Pk. $4,000/both obo. (865)688-1561.


WANTED: CASH FOR RECORDS - Will buy your large collections of LPs, 45s, 78s. 1940s-80s rock, r&b, soul, classical, vocals, pop, old country. Please call (818)530-3541

1990 up, any size OK 865-384-5643

Roger Hankins Pruning • Logging Bush Hogging Stump Removal Insured

CHEVROLET SILVERADO - 2014. #376B, $32,887 INCL. $595 Doc Fee + TTL. TNDL# 595 (865)251-3673.

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS - AKC reg., Vet ck’d. 1st shots, 6 weeks $450 each. Call (865)216-9395.


922-8728 � 257-3193

NOW HIRING MANUFACTURING ASSOCIATES- No experience needed. Up to $10.85/HR. 865.558.6224.

ENGLISH BULLDOG puppies, AKC reg., 8 wks old on 1/18. 1st shots, vet ckd, $1500. 865-966-8983; 865-712-1469

Beautiful Toy puppies, 1st shots, $400. 865-717-9493

40 Years Experience � Licensed & Bonded

NOW HIRING - Experienced Machine Operators. $12.50 - $15.00/HR. 865312-8904.

Dachshund mini puppies, choc & tan, 1st shots & dewormed, 2 F - 1 long hair - 1 smooth; 3 M - 1 smooth - 2 long hair. $500. 865-223-7162; 865680-4244


All Types of Residential & Commercial Plumbing

DRIVERS - Regional & OTR. Excellent Pay + Rider Program. Family Medical/Dental Benefits. Great Hometime + Weekends. CDL-A, 1 yr. EXP. 877-758-3905

AUSSIEDOODLES - DOUBLEDOODLES LABRADOODLES. Litterbox Trained. Call or text 865-591-7220

GREYHOUND ADOPTION PetSmart, Morrell Rd., Sat, Jan 14, 12-2pm, 865-690-0009 or 865-539-9942.

Visit Us Online at or call 865-681-3030



Will clean front & back, $20 & up. Quality work, guaranteed.


Several Thomas Kinkade paintings. Orig. owner. Christmas, Countryside, Sports & Mountains. Prices vary. Have certificates & some are signed. Call/text (865) 742-7208

A Loving & Fun Couple

GOLDENDOODLE PUPS - great temperaments, good with children, S&W, $850. (865) 466-4380.



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




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

For Sale By Owner LOVELY KARNS 3100SQ FT HOME/ POOL/PRIV WOODED LOT - 7529 Shaker Drive, Light+space! 4BR, 3.5BA, eat in kit., Sunrm, fin bsmt, fplc, 2C gar. .51ac +.45ac Lot avail. 865-771-6207


Golden Retriever puppies, AKC, family/farm raised, parents on prem. $1100 ea. (423) 618-6311




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


CHEVROLET SILVERADO - 2011. #926L, $23,944 INCL. $499 Doc Fee + TTL. TNDL# 9846 (865)643-8137.

FORD F250 - 2008. #022B, $21,900 INCL. $499 Doc Fee + TTL. TNDL# 9846 (865)643-8137.

fully insured • free estimates



CHEVROLET SILVERADO - 2006. #3054, $17,880 INCL. $595 Doc Fee + TTL. TNDL# 595 (865)251-3673.

FORD F150 - 2016. #6594, $30,880 INCL. $595 Doc Fee + TTL. TNDL# 595 (865)251-3673.

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

Home Maint./Repair Boats/Motors/Marine



Call (865)281-8080


Air Cond/Heating

FORD F150 - 2014. #7009, $28,895 INCL. $595 Doc Fee + TTL. TNDL# 11367 (865)693-7611.


Farm Products



FORD F150 - 2005. #481E, $15,970 INCL. $499 Doc Fee + TTL. TNDL# 9846 (865)643-8137.

Retired Vet. looking to keep busy.

Services Offered

FORD EXPLORER - 2010. #877E, $16,982 INCL. $499 Doc Fee + TTL. TNDL# 9846 (865)643-8137.

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

General Services

Like new 16’ utility trailer, wooden floor, drop down ramp, dual axles, $1950. (865)228-4909

Nissan Rogue SL 2011, AWD, low mi, 59K mi, loaded, sunroof, heated seats, exc cnd, $12,900. 865-591-0249

DODGE RAM 2500 - 2014. #224B, $31,964 INCL. $499 Doc Fee + TTL. TNDL# 9846 (865)643-8137.

Blank’s Tree Work


Classic Cars CHEVY 1952 BELAIR, rare, 2 dr hrdtop, restored all orig., 6 cyl SS. Valued at $19,600. Asking $17,500. See at cabin Fever Car Show or call Bill (865) 809-0021.

NISSAN ROGUE 2015, very very nice, 17K mi, all opts, $23,500. (865)933-6802

DODGE RAM 1500 - 2014. #273E, $23,982 INCL. $499 Doc Fee + TTL. TNDL# 9846 (865)643-8137.

7142 Maynardville Pike

FORD TRANSIT - 2016. #4632, $23,880 INCL. $595 Doc Fee + TTL. TNDL# 595 (865)251-3673.

JEEP CHEROKEE - 2016. #3976, $23,880 INCL. $595 Doc Fee + TTL. TNDL# 595 (865)251-3673.

TOYOTA 4RUNNER - 2007. #141A, $16,887 INCL. $595 Doc Fee + TTL. TNDL# 595 (865)251-3673.

Scholarships Available

Dozer Work/Tractor


FORD ESCAPE - 2016. #4286, $17,497 INCL. $595 Doc Fee + TTL. TNDL# 11367 (865)693-7611.

KIA SORENTO - 2016. #1800, $20,880 INCL. $595 Doc Fee + TTL. TNDL# 595 (865)251-3673.

Monday-Friday 6:30 AM- 6:00 PM

TOYOTA TACOMA - 2016. #018N, $21,880 INCL. $595 Doc Fee + TTL. TNDL# 595 (865)251-3673.

FORD EDGE - 2016. #3815, $33,880 INCL. $595 Doc Fee + TTL. TNDL# 595 (865)251-3673.

FORD ESCAPE - 2016. #8428, $19,880 INCL. $595 Doc Fee + TTL. TNDL# 595 (865)251-3673.

Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Cook on Staff Diapers & Wipes Available

NISSAN TITAN - 2014. #926E, $25,987 INCL. $499 Doc Fee + TTL. TNDL# 9846 (865)643-8137.

TOYOTA TUNDRA - 2013. #762A, $28,941 INCL. $595 Doc Fee + TTL. TNDL# 11367 (865)693-7611.

cell (865) 9224136 Kiddie Station Child Development Center 1 Week Free 3 Star Rating Ages 6 weeks- 5 years

GMC SIERRA - 2008. #513B, $10,980 INCL. $499 Doc Fee + TTL. TNDL# 9846 (865)643-8137.

TOYOTA TACOMA - 2016. #1387, $36,883 INCL. $595 Doc Fee + TTL. TNDL# 595 (865)251-3673.

Tree Services




Child Care Services

FORD F250 - 2016. #6340, $36,821 INCL. $595 Doc Fee + TTL. TNDL# 11367 (865)693-7611.

To place an ad on this page, call 922-4136

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Travis Varner

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

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Halls/Fountain City Shopper news • January 18, 2017 • B-3

Diette Crockett looks over the beautiful glass artwork at the Dogwood Arts’ First Friday open house and exhibit of works by The Glass Guys.

Glass artist Matt Sakey with one of his creations

Dogwood Arts celebrates Glass Guys Creason’s desire to be a part of Knoxville events that By Sherri Gardner Howell highlight the arts, which includes First Friday. This The “art” of Dogwood Arts Festival took is our kick-off, and we will be having exhibits center stage last weekend with the re-schedevery month.” uled open house for the Dogwood Arts’ It also fits nicely into a big part of CerFirst Friday. An impressive collection of vone’s mission: to expand the mostly artworks from glass artists who call the spring festival into a year-round celEast Tennessee region home was exebration. “For the Dogwood Arts Fespertly showcased at the organization’s tival to sustain itself in the 21st cennew offices at 123 W. Jackson Ave. tury, it needs to be a celebration of our The celebration of art and offices was cultures, art and beauty all year. This snowed out on January’s “first” Friday. is an amazing place and, while spring “We moved in in August,” says exis beautiful, it isn’t the only time of the ecutive director Tom Cervone, “but this So good to see Gay Lyons with husband Bill out for the evening year we have beauty to celebrate.” is our first exhibit and the first time we The Glass Guys exhibit will be show- after Gay’s recent surgery. have had a chance to showcase our new cased through the end of the month. From space.” That space is being put to good use utilitarian to decorative, the collection of mings, Matt Salley, Johnny Glass, Thomas Spake, Everett not only for offices, but to give local artCascade by Thomas Spake work is amazing with representation from Hirche, Tyler Olson, David Wiss, Samuel Meketon, Curt ists another place to showcase their work. artists Richard Jolley, Matthew Cum- Brock and more. “It is part of DAF program manager Kate

Jason Yearwood is tall, but can still look up at this impressive glass sculpture. Photos by Sherri Gardner Howell

Dogwood Arts Festival executive director Tom Cervone shows off a glass piece by Richard Jolley named Nature of Antiquity. “We are so lucky to have Richard Jolley and Tommie Rush in our community. They are always so supportive.”

Nancy Riser takes a turn through the delicious goodies at Dogwood Arts’ First Friday open house and exhibit of The Glass Guys.

Vicki Baumgartner, who is program manager for Trails and Gardens for DAF, was already spreading excitement for the spring festival. “Fountain City is the featured trail, and the business and community support for the area is fantastic,” said Baumgartner.

This is how Dogwood Arts Festival program manager Kate Creason rolls – or rather how she works: on a stability ball at her desk. “It is supposed to help with posture and balance,” she says.

HAPPENINGS ■■ Cedar Bluff AARP luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, 425 N. Cedar Bluff Road. Speaker: Trustee Ed Shouse. ■■ KSO’s Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series: “Sibelius Violin Concerto,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Jan. 19-20, Tennessee Theatre. Featuring violinist Bella Hristova. Info/ tickets: ■■ RB Morris with Greg Horne and Daniel Kimbro, 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. Tickets: $15. Info/tickets: www.

■■ “The Surprising Story of the Three Little Pigs” by Knoxville Children’s Theatre, Thursdays-Sundays, Jan. 20-Feb. 5, 109 E. Churchwell Ave. Performances: 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 1 and 5 p.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Info/tickets: ■■ Science Café: “Animal Behavior and Communication,” 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, Zoo Knoxville. Speaker: Dr. Todd Freeberg, associate head, UT Department of Psychology. RSVP: rsvp@knoxscience Info: ■■ Wallace Coleman performs, 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, Laurel Theater. Tickets: $15. Info/tickets: jubileearts. org

■■ The Great Smoky Mountains Outdoor Expo, Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 21-22, Knoxville Civic Coliseum. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 at the door; kids 12 and under, free. Info: 414-6801. ■■ Finding Flannery: The Life and Work of Flannery O’Connor: screening of “Wise Blood,” 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, Lawson McGhee Library, 500 W. Church Ave. Info: 215-8750. ■■ Pottery on the Wheel class, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 23-Feb. 13, Appalachian Arts Craft Center. Instructor: Sandra McEntire. Bring lunch. Info/registration: 494-9854 or ■■ Finding Flannery: The Life and

Work of Flannery O’Connor: “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, Lawson McGhee Library. Info: 215-8750. ■■ Knoxville Jazz Orchestra presents “Next Generation with Philip Dizack,” 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, Square Room, 4 Market Square. Tickets: $34.50 adult, $15 student; available at or by visiting Café 4 at 4 Market Square. ■■ Knoxville Writers’ Group, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, Rothchild Conference Center, 8807 Kingston Pike. Speaker: Wayne Zurl. Lunch: $12 buffet. Reservations required by Monday, Jan. 23: 983-3740. ■■ Books Sandwiched In: “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Cul-

ture in Crisis” by J. D. Vance, noon Wednesday, Jan. 25. Discussion led by Sam Venable. Info: 215-8801. ■■ AARP Driver Safety class, noon-4 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Jan. 26-27, O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona St. Info/registration: 382-5822. ■■ Wilderness First Responder, Friday-Sunday, Jan. 27-29, Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Satisfies the requirements to renew certification in First Responder on the national registry. Info/registration: or 448-6709.

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B-4 • January 18, 2017 • Halls/Fountain City Shopper news

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