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History’s hidden truths By Reneé Kesler “Don’t Turn On the Lights: History’s Unwritten Stories” is my feeble attempt to expose to a new generation the voices of our ancestors, those eyewitnesses Renee Kesler to a bitter past speaking uncensored truths. “They told us not to have no light on! And we didn’t,” stated Mary Etter, the widow of Joe Etter, a veteran soldier who fought in the Spanish American War of 1898, and was killed during the race riot in Knoxville. On Aug. 30, 1919, during a time when race riots were erupting all across the nation, the race relations climate in Knoxville took a bloody turn and the city became one of the “Red Summer” cities. Maurice Mays, a handsome black man born around 1887, was accused of murdering a white woman, and Knoxville erupted in violence. The National Guard was summoned to maintain law and order. During this time, soldiers armed with machine guns shot and killed Joe Etter as he tried to take a machine gun from one of the soldiers. In 1979, in her own words, Mary Etter described the nightmare she endured to Anne Wilson, program coordinator of an oral history project at the Beck Cultural Exchange Center. Here is an excerpt from that interview: Ms. Etter, your husband was killed in 1919 wasn’t he? Yes, he was. How was he killed? Well, he was killed in the race riot what they had here. Can you tell us what the race riot was? Well, it was kind of over … well, they said a colored man killed a white woman and that’s what started it out. Ms. Etter, what was the name of that black man? Let’s see … Morris Mays, Morris Mays they say killed a white woman! To page A-3

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Halls students witness history, honor the fallen

Halls High School students visit the Franklin D. Roosevelt memorial in Washington, D.C., while on a trip to the inauguration of President Donald Trump. They are (kneeling) Brooke Hutchins, Kyrah Gardner, Liz Pretorius, Ellie Weekley; (standing) Sierra Hall, Jordyn Butler, Madison Criswell, Nathan Stevens, Keaton Hubbs, Warren Morelock, Jacob Higgins, Harrison Campbell, Brianna O’Dell, Lucas Harp. Photos by M. Steffey

By Shannon Carey Halls High School students, along with teachers Tim Reeves and Michelle Steffey, were center stage for history in the making with a trip to Washington, D.C., for the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

“Friday’s inauguration highlighted what makes American democracy great, the peaceful transition of power,” said Steffey. But the inauguration was far from the only stop on their itinerary. Just hours after arriving in Washington, four students chosen

at random placed a wreath from Halls High School at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, immediately after Trump placed a wreath there himself. Students who laid the wreath were Harrison Campbell, Madison

Criswell, Lucas Harp and Kyrah Gardner. Other stops along the way included the Newseum with a look at the news media and First Amendment rights. To page A-3

Tanner Ridenour promoted at family firm Tanner Ridenour has been promoted to clients, and writing leases. vice president of Ridenour Companies LLC, He said his dad continues to making him the third generation in the famiwork hard at the business. ly business where he has worked since age 16. “And the harder we work, the luckier we get.” Tanner’s grandfather, the late Joe Ridenour, built homes in North Knox County. Tanner Ridenour graduJoe’s son Steven Ridenour and his wife, Jill, ated from UT in 2014 with grew the business into commercial developa bachelor’s degree in busiment and property management. ness. He also holds a real esTanner said he’s been involved with all Ridenour tate license and is now workaspects of the business, going into the field ing toward a broker’s license with project managers, meeting with new and CCIM designation.

In 2015, Tanner became a partner in Ridenour Companies LLC, which is the parent company of J.S. Ridenour Construction, Ridenour Development, Ridenour Realty and Ridenour Properties. The company is headquartered on Conner Road near Tennova North between Halls and Powell. The Ridenours own and lease commercial real estate in Halls including Will’s Village and North Place, East Knoxville in the Valley View and Cherry Street areas and West Knox County.

Building Gibbs Middle leaves big hole for Holston By Sandra Clark A parent said she was “happy when Gibbs got their middle school,” and then she realized that rezoning could draw her Shannondale Elementary School student out of Gresham and into Gibbs. She and some 100 others came last Tuesday to Holston Middle for the fifth of six community meetings on middle school rezoning. Most parents wanted their kids to move through school with their friends. They wanted siblings to attend school together. Members of the NAACP asked that East Knox neighborhoods be kept intact, and they spoke against busing black kids across town for racial balance. Katie Lutton, principal at Holston Middle, pleaded with decision-makers to recognize school communities. “Holston has a deep history as a high school and a mid-

dle school,” she said. “My concern is, I do not want this school community fractured. (Holston) deserves to be a part of a school community, not hanging here, fractured.” Katie Lutton Lutton said afterward that she wants her students to move together to high school. What high school? “Gibbs, I guess.” Deborah Porter, an Austin-East graduate who now lives behind Gibbs High School, said city kids lack the cohesive school communities that you see in Powell, Karns, Halls, Farragut, Bearden, South Knox, Carter and now Gibbs – where elementary, middle and high schools bear the same name. “It behooves us to think what

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we’re doing to our history when we’re bused to and fro.” The mess started in a backroom when Mayor Tim Burchett and Superintendent Jim McIntyre signed a memorandum of understanding to build two middle schools – one at Gibbs and another at Hardin Valley – when Knox County Schools was already under capacity.

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When I was recently invited to enjoy the 90-minute “Royal Spoil” spa treatment at Tennova Health & Fitness center, you can bet I said “yes.” Who wouldn’t? And my experience was the ultimate in luxury (see box.) Right now you can bestow that same experience on your sweetie for $30 below the usual member price of $115, and $40 below the usual guest price of $125. Member or guest, across the board, this terrific deal is only $85. That’s less than a dollar per minute of aromatic, muscle-melting massage-a-liciousness. And it’s all just in time for Valentine’s Day. The gift certificates themselves don’t expire, but the sale promotion ends on Feb. 14, 2017. Tennova Health & Fitness Center boasts an experienced staff of seven licensed massage therapists. Though all are qualified to give you the most royal of spoils, each one comes to the facility with her own area of expertise. The one thing they all say they have in common is that they’re “like family.” ■ Jaclyn Howell, LMT, RCR, has been with Tennova for 11 years. She studied at the Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage and says, “my favorite massage to give is a pregnancy massage.” A mother of two daughters, ages 3 and 5, she appreciates that her schedule at Tennova is flexible “so that I can be a mom.” ■ Jami Blakley, LMT, has lots of experience pampering her clients, having worked at three resorts previous to her arrival at Tennova. She received her training at Trident Technical College in Charleston, S.C., and was on a waiting list to enter the physical therapy program when she decided to take a therapeutic massage class. “I fell in love with it,” says Blakley. A mother of three, she says she’s a massage therapist because “I love people. That’s the core of everything. I don’t want people to hurt.”

The friendly and caring spa services staff at Tennova Health & Fitness Center is dedicated to your health and well-being. Shown l-r are Kathlyn Nicaud, Jaclyn Howell, Jill Collins and Buffy Wilhite. Not shown: Kari Bell.

Katie Hunt and Jami Blakely are the two newest members of Tennova’s spa services team. They both say they were immediately welcomed into the friendly atmosphere. Photos by Carol Z. Shane

■ Buffy Wilhite, LMT, says that “my dad always told me I was going to grow up to be a massage therapist” because the little girl would treat her father to neck rubs when he came home after a hard day. She trained at Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage and says she likes doing all types of massage because “they all have benefits.” She shares her home with her dog Bo, a Boykin Spaniel. ■ Kathlyn Nicaud, LMT, studied under the Center for Rehabilitation Education (CORE) program. She has 15 years’ experience under her belt, four of that at Tennova. Trained primarily in sports massage, she enjoys doing deep tissue, relaxation, pregnancy and stretching massage. “It is wonderful to be in a position to relax someone who’s just starting workouts in the new year, or helping those who have pulled muscles training hard. Being able to comfort those suffering from illness, and allowing them a chance to take a pause from their worries, is very rewarding.”

■ Kari Bell, LMT, who trained at the Tennessee School

of Therapeutic Massage, is a real cheerleader for her workplace. “I love working at Tennova because of the laid back atmosphere,” she says. “We have great employees that are really good at what they do, and we have the best clients who know that spa services are not just a luxury! Whether you are an athlete who needs to have your muscles stretched and relaxed, or you just feel like you carry the weight of the world on your shoulders sometimes, our therapists are here to help you

and offer individualized services for your needs. We always look out for the best interests of each other and all our guests.” ■ Jill Collins, LMT, is a veteran of several resorts, including Blackberry Farm and Pure Luxe. She studied under the Center for Rehabilitation Education (CORE) program. Employed by Tennova for five years, she enjoys doing a combo massage of relaxation and deep tissue. She’s also certified as a yoga teacher and has taught the discipline “on and off for 15 years.” ■ Katie Hunt, LMT, from Savannah, Tenn., is the newest member of the spa services team. She enjoys doing deep tissue massage and remembers a client telling her that she could “sleep for the first time in ages” because of the relaxation that the intense massage provided. Katie loves working at Tennova and says, “Everyone’s been really nice and welcoming.” She shares her off time with her dog, Leo. “He’s a mutt,” she says with a grin.

Hot stones, warm hands and cool tingles The first thing you notice when you lie down for your “Royal Spoil” at Tennova is how soft and warm the massage table is. “We layer them,” says massage therapist Jami Blakley. “There’s a lot of cozy stuff on there.” A word about modesty – you can be as bare as you want, because you’re always draped (the sheets are warm too!) Only your arms, legs, shoulders and back are exposed in turn. My massage therapist, Jaclyn, offered me a selection of aromatic oils for the scalp massage. They are ■ Relaxing – Lavender/Tangerine ■ Rejuvenating – Sweet orange/Cedar ■ Balancing – Grapefruit/Geranium ■ Energizing – Rosemary/Lime

Rattled from a difficult day, I chose balancing. Jaclyn’s hands were strong and sure, and I felt my troubles just melting away. You know how you love having a shampoo at your hair salon? This was better. And the aromatherapy was heavenly. For the full-body massage, therapists use a dual-purpose massage cream that helps their hands to glide evenly while providing the lasting effects

of a moisturizer for the client. From the start, it was clear that I was literally in the hands of a trained professional; pressure was strong and even as stressful kinks were gently worked out of my muscles. And then came the hot stones. I will tell you that they are indeed hot, not warm. But the effect was 100 percent pleasing. In the hands of skilled therapists like Jaclyn and her colleagues, the stones glide upon and caress your skin, providing just enough heat to enhance further relaxation of the muscles. “They’re almost like an extension of your hand,” says Jami Blakley. “It’s kind of magical.” So I say, “Embrace the stones!” The peppermint foot treatment – well, it’s a fact that my feet never felt so good. There’s a gentle scrub in the cooling lotion and again, you get to enjoy a heavenly aroma. After the massage/scrub, the feet are wrapped in hot towels. Oh! I could have stayed there all day. I can’t think of a better way to say “I love you” than to give your sweetheart the “Royal Spoil” at Tennova Health & Fitness Center! –Carol Z. Shane

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Halls students

The wreath from Halls High School placed at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

COMMUNITY NOTES ■■ “Say ‘Yes’ to the Prom Dress,” 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, Union County High School. A prom dress resale event. Sponsored by UCHS softball.

Bales named to TSSAA Hall

Former Central High School baseball coach Bud Bales was recently selected to the TSSAA Hall of Fame. Bales won 509 games during his career from 1974-2000.

“It was a great way to start the weekend since the ideas of free speech and the right to assemble were so prominently on display that weekend,” said Steffey. Students also toured the major memorials and various Smithsonian museums, including the Museum of Natural History, American History and the Air and Space Museum. The Women’s March on Washington the Saturday following the inauguration was an unexpected learning experience for the students. “The crowd was massive, but at the same time very peaceful,” said Steffey. “The students really enjoyed seeing history firsthand. It did cause us to reschedule some events, but the learning experience far outweighed the inconvenience.” Students finished out the weekend with a sobering trip to the Holocaust Museum. “Students left with an understanding of unchecked power and nationalism and how that can impact entire groups of people,” said Steffey. “Overall, we left with a greater respect for our political culture and institutions of government.” Reeves and Steffey once

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Halls High School students are accompanied by a military escort after they lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. Students are (front) Harrison Campbell, Madison Criswell; (back) Lucas Harp and Kyrah Gardner. again thanked everyone who made the trip possible, including students and families, Knox County Schools,

nors are Knox County Commissioner Charles Busler, state Rep. Bill Dunn and Short Mountain Silica.

■■ The Halls Elementary School book fair will be held Monday-Friday, Feb. 6-10. Family Fun Night is 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9. Proceeds will go toward new books for the library. Info/class schedule: Library/Media tab at knoxschools.org/hallses or 922-7445. ■■ AARP Driver Safety class, noon-4 p.m. Thursday, March 9, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, March 10, Halls Senior Center, 4410 Crippen Road. Info/ registration: 922-0416.

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Gibbs grads visit

Members of the Gibbs High School Class of 1953 met recently at the home of Jo Ann Hodges. Pictured are: Vaughn Hickman, Martha Zachary Roberts, Dolores Dalton Grubb, Gloria Simmons Johnson, Shirley Renfro Seaton, Fern Stallings Wagner, Clyde Goforth, Jo Ann Hodges, Betty Sharp (teacher) and Clayton Sharp.

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When the interviewer asked Ms. Etter to tell how she found out about her husband’s death, she talked in exquisite detail about the events of that night. She described how a man from the white-owned undertaker parlor located on Vine and Gay Street summoned her to come and identify the body. She noted that when she got there, “It looked to me like there’s men but theys covered up. I went to go and pull the covers and they said no that’s not for you to look at. So they took me to where he’s at. But there’s a lot of men killed up alright.” After identifying her husband,

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Mary Etter Ms. Etter recalled how the white undertaker came to the house, took down the bed, brought the casket with the body into the house, asked the family to leave

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The WordPlayers present He will purify ‘A Woman Called Truth’ at Fountain City UMC But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap; he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the descendants of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, until they present offerings to the Lord in righteousness. (Malachi 3: 2-3 NRSV)

February, I discovered while researching material for this column, comes from the Latin “to purify.” The early Romans held religious rites to purify themselves for festivals that would be held at the start of the New Year. Their New Year began in March. Around 690 BC, Numa Pompilius turned a period of celebration at the end of the year into a month of its own, named after the festival Februa. (It sounds to me sort of like Lent – a time of fasting and purification before an important holy day!) So what should we do to purify ourselves? Well, we are a month away from Ash Wednesday, so we have some time to consider the matter. But it might behoove us to do some warm-up exercises. Maybe we should spend time reading Scripture. Take a look at

By Carol Z. Shane

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some lesser visited books (Malachi, maybe, or Habakkuk?); there is good stuff there! Read the Beatitudes (Matthew 5: 3-11) and try to live up to them! Remember, we should purify ourselves before trying to lead others to a closer walk with God. Women particularly will enjoy the Book of Ruth, a love story for the ages. Men will profit from reading the Letter of James in the New Testament, a social gospel, to be sure, and one that calls on the men of the church family to help the pastor care for the flock. And pray!!!

Artece Slay played the title role in the WordPlayers’ 2014 production of “A Woman Called Truth.” This time around, she’s directing. Photo submitted

This Friday, in honor of Black History Month, Fountain City United Methodist Church’s 21st Century Christians Sunday School Class will host The WordPlayers in a performance of the one-act play “A Woman Called Truth.” The play is an account of the life and achievements of Sojourner Truth, who was born into slavery in the late 18th century, escaped and rose to fame as an abolitionist, eventually delivering the famous “Ain’t I a Woman?” speech at the 1851 Ohio Women’s Rights Convention. “It’s American history; it’s not just black history,” says The WordPlayers’ managing director Jeni Lamm. “She advanced civil rights, women’s rights, AfricanAmerican rights. It is very educational and inspiring.” Formed in 1995 by local Christian theater artists, The WordPlayers is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) theater company with its home base at Erin Presbyterian Church in Bearden. They present

culturally relevant plays with a faith-based perspective throughout the year, many of them free to the public. “A Woman Called Truth” was last performed in 2014. Actor Artece Slay, who appeared in the title role in the company’s previous production, will direct. The company has 16 performances lined up throughout the region during the month of February. Most are free and open to the public. “Bringing up slavery can be painful; it can be uncomfortable,” says Lamm. “But this play makes all of us want to do what we can to help.” The WordPlayers present “A Woman Called Truth” at 7 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 3, at Fountain City United Methodist Church, 212 Hotel Road in Knoxville. At just under an hour, it is the perfect opportunity to introduce your older children to this remarkable woman. Info: 865-689-5175 or visit fountaincityumc.org/ awomancalledtruth.

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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. ■■ Dante Church of God, 410 Dante School Road, will distribute “Boxes of Blessings” (food) 9-11 a.m., or until boxes are gone, Saturday, Feb. 11. One box per household. Info: 689-4829. ■■ 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.

■■ Fairview Baptist Church, 7424 Fairview Road, will host “Men’s Night Out” 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb 25, at the church. Speaker: Hank Parker, professional bass fisherman. Cost: $15. Info/ registration: fairviewbaptist.com. ■■ First Comforter Church, 5516 Old Tazewell Pike, hosts MAPS (Mothers At Prayer Service) noon each Friday. Info: Edna Hensley, 771-7788. ■■ Fountain City UMC, 212 Hotel Road, hosts GriefShare, 6:30-8 p.m. each Wednesday in room 112. The support group is offered for those who are dealing with the loss of a spouse, child, family member or friend. Cost: $15 for workbook. Info: 689-5175.

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Bob Britton, Dorothy Irwin and Samantha Beals of Elmcroft Senior Living present clothing items to Halls Elementary School assistant principal Jamey Black. The items will benefit the school’s clothes closet. “We had great participation from the community,” said Beals, “and the school is much appreciative of the gifts.”

■■ Knoxville Aglow meeting, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, New Covenant Fellowship Church, 6828 Central Avenue Pike. Speaker: Lara Gaines, praise and worship leader for Aglow in South Carolina. Bring a dish to share; drinks and child care provided. All welcome. ■■ Powell Church, 323 W. Emory Road, hosts Recovery at Powell each Thursday. Dinner, 5:45 p.m.; worship, 6:30; groups, 7:40. The program embraces people who struggle with addiction,

compulsive behaviors, loss and life challenges. Info: recoveryatpowell.com or 938-2741.

Special services ■■ Messiah Lutheran Church, 6900 Kingston Pike, will host “Caring for All Creation” choral concert, 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12. Choirs from Messiah Lutheran Church, Church of the Savior, Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church and St. Mark UMC will perform. Info: Tennessee Interfaith Power & Light, tennesseeipl@gmail.com.

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Area schools boast All-East band selectees Students across Knox County recently auditioned for the All-East band and will participate in workshops and a concert in Gatlinburg Feb. 2-4. Eight students from Central High were selected to represent the Bobcats. Zane Ballenger, senior, was selected sixth chair Blue Band on the bassoon; Jareth Beeler, senior, was selected 15th chair Blue Band on trombone; Michael Boyd, junior, was selected 22nd chair Blue Band on clarinet; Spencer McDonald, senior, was selected first chair in the Blue Band on tenor sax and was selected for AllState; Rebeca Ortiz, sophomore, was selected the sixth chair clarinet in the Red Band; Canaan Pratt, senior, was selected second chair oboe in the 11/12 orchestra; Brett Rogers, ninth grade, was selected third chair for the Blue Band on euphonium baritone and is first alternate for All-State; Daniel

nior, first chair Red Band on clarinet; Garison Howard, sophomore, second chair Blue Band on tenor sax; Mason Humphrey, ninth grade, seventh chair Blue Band on flute; Luke Lawley, sophomore, fourth chair Blue Band on percussion; and Caiden Weber, senior, second chair Blue Band on bassoon.

Our first president, George Washington, kept almost 50 pets at his presidential home, including horses and 36 hounds. Two of his hound dogs created the first foxhound in the United States, and the King of Spain gave him the first male donkey in the United States. Thomas Jefferson, our third president, had several pets, but his favorite was a mockingbird that rode on his shoulder and sang along with him when he played the violin. He also had two grizzly bears in a cage on the White House lawn. Alligator for a pet? John Quincy Adams, our sixth president, kept an alligator as a pet in his bathtub at the White House. Other unusual pets were kept by James Buchanan, the 15th president. He kept an eagle at the White House, along with a 170-pound dog that was the largest dog ever to live at the White House. Lara, the dog, was known for lying still for a long time with one eye open and one eye closed. Next week, I will tell two Thanksgiving stories that involve presidential pets! Send your comments to oswaldswordtn@gmail.com

Two make dean’s list at University of the Central High spring fashion show Central High School PTSO will present the spring fashion South , Sewanee show, “A Walk in the Park,” 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 in the

The University of the South has announced its dean’s list for the Fall 2016 Tulbure, junior, was selectHalls High band mem- term. Students who have a ed third chair for the 11/12 bers selected for All-East minimum grade point averorchestra on French horn. Jazz Band include: Ben age of 3.625 on a 4.0 scale Gibbs High students who Black, junior, first chair Red earn a place on the list: were honored are Elizabeth Band on baritone sax, and ■■ Katherine McKee Easterday, senior, 20th Nick Brown, senior, fifth Longaker, daughter of chair in 11/12 Red Band on chair Blue Band on trumpet. Jean E. McKee and Jeffery clarinet, and Austin Kerr, All-East band selections in- J. Longaker sophomore, third chair Blue clude Michelle Edwards, ju■■ Katherine Ingrid Band on tuba and selected nior, fifth chair Red Band on Sommi, daughter of Eileen for All-State. marimba; Britney Hiter, ju- and Michael J. Sommi. Gibbs High band members Elizabeth Easterday and Austin Kerr

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Truly, sometimes my favorite family member is my dog, Sachi. He is always happy to see me, listens to all my problems and never tells any of my secrets. He is reKip ally the best friend a guy can have! This made me think about our new president’s son, who is close to my age and surely going to need a friend in the White House when he gets there. It seems he won’t be moving to the White House until he finishes the school year at his current school in New York City. So there is still time for him to persuade his dad to get a pet. However, right now he doesn’t have any kind of pet, so they would be one of the few president’s families not to have one. This, of course, got me looking into all the past “first pets.” In fact, there have been over 400 animals kept in the president’s house as first pets. Our country’s first pets have made history that I will retell over the next several weeks.

school auditorium. Students will be modeling clothing from The Gilded Gown, Regal Formal Wear, Hot Southern Mess Boutique, Altar’d State and Rue 21. This year’s show is dedicated to the memory of Emma Walker, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Emma Walker Scholarship Fund. Animals from Rescues for JoJo will accompany the junior class as they walk the stage. Tickets are $5 at the door.

LIBRARY NOTES ■■ Saturday Stories and Songs: Dancing Spider Yoga, 11 a.m.

Saturday, Feb. 4, Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Kids ages 3-9. Info: 689-2681.


A-6 • February 1, 2017 • Halls/Fountain City Shopper news

News from Fleetwood Photo

Fleetwood Photo & Digital again offers huge video transfer sale By Carol Z. Shane since 1985. “We want to give folks a chance When the groundhog pokes his head to clear out those stacks of tapes again.” out of his burrow on Feb. 2, his shadow Fleetwood will provide one DVD per might not be the most exciting thing tape, no matter the length of the tape. he’ll be able to see. If he’s taken all his Also, Distefano is careful to clarify that VHS tapes to Fleetwood Photo & Digi- by 8mm videotape, he doesn’t mean the tal, he’ll also have an easily accessible old 8mm movie tape from granddad’s trove of furry family memories to cheer day. Fleetwood does have the capability him up through the impending days of to transfer that type of medium, but not … winter? Spring? Who knows? for this price in this sale. Even if you’re not a This is also a great groundhog, you can time to make dupliavail yourself of cate copies at the some of the best same low price prices you’ll ever of $10.95 apiece. see for VHS-toFor various other DVD transfer. prices, Distefano Starting Thursand his staff can day, Feb. 2, Fleeteven upload your wood will transfer videos to the intera minimum of 10 net and make digiVHS, VHS-C and tal files. There’s a Clearly, the husband who designed 8mm videotape host of possibilithe mug on the right is a true rorecordings, inties. mantic. You can find all sorts of cute cluding standard, Also on hand in Valentine gifts at Fleetwood Photo & digital, and hi-8, the coming month Digital, as well as one of the best and to DVD for $10.95 will be various most popular sales of the year. Photo each. That’s a great Valentine’s Day submitted deal; prices for gifts. “Come in videotape transfer and see what we’ve usually start at $29.95 each for fewer got,” says Distefano. “We love foot trafthan 10 tapes. And if you do have few- fic.” And of course, for an extra special er than 10 tapes, you can still get great Valentine’s Day gift, you can make a savings at $17.95 each – almost half the memory book for your sweetie online or usual price. They’ll also transfer your in-store. mini-DVs at an additional $2 each. All So round up those VHS tapes and orders are prepaid. bring a box full to Fleetwood Photo & “The last promotion was wildly success- Digital. Those video family memories ful,” says Frank Distefano, who with his will give you joy for years – and generawife, Doris, has run the popular business tions – to come.

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Area spelling bee champions crowned Spelling bees are being conducted all over Knox County, and Adrian Burnett Elementary hosted its building-level bee last week. Crowned champion of the event was thirdgrade super-speller Caleb Albright, and runner-up was fourth-grader Samantha Harris.

Winning the spelling bee at Shannondale Elementary was Lacey Keck, and runner-up was Hannah Holt.

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Gibbs Elementary hosted a marathon spelling bee last week and when the dust cleared, Krysten Capley (left) was crowned champion. Coming in third place was Jacob Anderson, and Mary Anne Cooper came in second. Krysten will represent the school in March for the regional spelling bee. Photos by Ruth White

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Cacophony on the ridge We get top-notch periodical publications from each of our favorite nature- and conservation-related organizations, and I look forward every month to looking through them for the newest developments and the latest findings. One that really caught my eye this past month offered me an explanation for what, to me, has become a worrisome local situation. It was in the National Wildlife Federation publication, with the clever title, “Coping with Chronic Clamor.” Now, we’ve all heard about light pollution, the dimming of our night skies by all the lights of urban sprawl. Those of us near town can hardly see the stars any more. The Milky Way? Almost never. But noise pollution? We are actually afflicted more by noise pollution than by light pollution – the noise is with us 24 hours a day. We’ve become accustomed to the background hum of traffic, machinery, air-conditioning and heating units, and entertainment devices. Known for a long time now to have bad effects on birds and other wildlife, it certainly affects us humans, too. We were originally designed to function in a quiet world of natural sounds, aware of what is happening around us. We are losing those skills as we are immersed in constant noise. The Chronic Clamor article in National Wildlife? It related a series of studies on the effects of modern-day noise pollution on the lives of our birds. The first one was about saw-whet owls, little bitty guys that make their living catching mice. In the dark. By ear. The research

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guys found that natural-gas compression stations where they lived in Idaho could make enough noise so that the owls couldn’t hear their surroundings well enough to catch any mice at all. I can picture the maintenance guys out there scratching their heads, wondering why they’re having all those mice messing up their equipment. Another study was from San Francisco. The people there, studying the various songs their whitecrowned sparrows used to sing, found that the songs had all devolved into one, single, loud song, to enable the birds to hear each other over the noise of the traffic. But the study that really caught my attention, because it had direct applications to us here in Knoxville, was about the effects of traffic noise along a usually quiet, remote wooded ridge in southern Idaho. Normally, migrating birds would stop on the ridge to rest and fuel up on energy-rich caterpillars, to allow them to continue flying on. The scientists rigged up a “phantom road” by placing several sets of loudspeakers along the ridge, playing traffic noise that mimicked the usual sounds of traffic in a national park. And they found that the noise caused a third of the migrating birds, unable to safely communicate with one another, to avoid pausing there in their travel – moving on, it is hoped, to

a quieter place somewhere. And how does all this apply to us here, especially the birders? Well, we have a nice wooded ridge that has been a premier spring migrant refueling stop over the years. “Bird Finding in Tennessee,” a book published by Michael Lee Bierly of Nashville nearly 40 years ago, has Tennessee birding site #85 introduced by these words: “Where in 1.3 miles can you see 28 species of warblers and 80 species of birds in a morning’s walk in May?” The answer, as every local birder would know, is Sharp’s Ridge, known more properly now as Sharp’s Ridge Memorial Park. The Ridge has always been a destination for birders, beginners to advanced. The Knoxville Bird Club has four weekly spring bird walks there, the last part of April and the first part of May. A 1992 Bird List for the Ridge, put out by City of Knoxville Department of Parks with the guidance of the Bird Club, lists 153 species of birds having been seen up there. That includes an astounding 36 species of warblers, essentially all the warblers found in eastern North America. But as the years have gone by, the older birding veterans have seen those wonderful, warbler-filled April mornings become increasingly few and far between. We already know that our songbirds have decreased in numbers by 50, 70, 90 percent in some cases, over the past 60 years or so. These pitiful numbers are mainly attributed to loss of wintering grounds due to deforestation, and loss of food sources and nesting habitat from development

and urban sprawl. These facts certainly account for Sharp’s Ridge’s fading glory, but the article about the quiet ridge in Idaho made me wonder if the absence of the birds up there on the Ridge might not also be related to the noise up there. Sharp’s Ridge has experienced exponential increase in noise since the 1960s. All the way around the Ridge – look at I-275 on the west, I-640 on the north, Broadway on the east. And then on the south, the cacophony of Knoxville – trucks and cars, machines, trains, sirens and horns. Then there are the housing developments, condos, businesses, all marching along the sides and up the slopes, working their way toward all the communication installations strung out along the top. It’s truly noisy up there. Of course, all of our quiet places are under pressure from things that make noise. A perfect example is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park – you would think, a place of peaceful, natural quiet. But until the Park Service put a stop to it, there were entrepreneurs up there flying helicopters into the Park to dump happy tourists off for a mountaintop picnic experience. Helicopters are about as loud as it gets. But, just the clamor of normal daily life as we now know it to be cancels out a lot of natural sounds that we now barely remember, of have never even experienced. Somewhere in East Tennessee there is a remote, quiet, wooded ridge where, every spring, there appear waves of warblers, along with scarlet tanagers, Baltimore orioles and rosebreasted grosbeaks, resting, singing and feeding. Quiet? It will be hard to find. I hope you’ll let me know if you do.

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World ‘needs Rotary more than ever’ By Tom King Many Knoxville Rotarians know Rotary International President John F. Germ of Chattanooga on a firstname basis. He was in Tom King town just a few weeks ago for District 6780’s ultra-successful Million Dollar Dinner at Cherokee Country Club that John Germ raised in excess of $3 million. Germ is a man of wisdom and deep personal warmth, and in these discordant and confused times in which we live, wisdom is welcomed. Rotary’s monthly magazine always begins with the president’s message. Here are some words of wisdom in Germ’s message to Rotarians throughout the world in the February issue: “… The world needs Rotary more than ever. It needs our courage, our optimism and our idealism. It needs the voice of tolerance, cooperation and hope that we can offer. It needs the example of an organization that has proven that the citizens of all countries can

By Sandra Clark

Mark Nagi of TDOT says Haslam’s plan would allow 962 projects to be completed, underway or under contract in the next 12-13 years. Otherwise, at current funding levels, it could be 40-50 years before those projects are undertaken. Unlike most states, Tennessee does not borrow money to build roads. Knox County’s 19 projects include: ■■Alcoa Highway, four

projects totaling $70.5 million; ■■Bridges on I-40 at 17th Street ($2.9 million) and Wesley Road ($2.4 million); ■■Bridge on I-275 at Elm Street ($3.6 million); ■■Bridges on Northshore Drive over Sinking Creek ($2.7 million) and Jackson Avenue over ramp to Gay Street ($5.1 million). Haslam’s proposal calls for a 7-cent hike on gasoline and 12-cent increase

on diesel fuel, while calling for tax cuts in other areas, including food, according to The Tennessean. Tennessee’s gas tax, which is currently 21.4 cents per gallon on gasoline, was last raised in 1989.

■■ Halls Business and Professional Association meets noon each third Tuesday, Beaver Brook Country Club. President is Michelle Wilson, michelle.wilson@kub.org or 594-7434.

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Notice: The required annual meeting of the Fort Sumter Community Cemetery and the community is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at the cemetery office on Salem Church Road. The annual report will be given and questions answered. Bid forms for the seasonal mowing of the cemetery may be obtained by calling the cemetery phone at 865-660-6949. Bids must be returned to the cemetery office by March 2 at 5 p.m.

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■■ Powell Business and Professional Association meets noon each second Tuesday, Jubilee Banquet Facility. President is Bart Elkins, pastorbart2911@gmail.com or 859-9260.

Every president of Rotary International selects a theme for his or her presidential year, and presidentelect Ian H.S. Riseley’s theme for 2017-18 is “Rotary: Making a Difference.” Knoxville’s seven clubs will continue their collective focus on “Making a Difference” in our community next year. Riseley, an Australian, says that protecting the environment and curbing climate change are essential to Rotary’s goal of sustainable service. He challenged every Rotary club to make a difference by planting a tree for each of its members between the start of the Rotary year on July 1, 2017 and Earth Day on April 22, 2018. Two other areas of focus he identified were recruiting more female members and members under the age of 40.

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

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Rick McGill’s Toyota has donated $10,000 to the Breast Health Outreach Program at The University of Tennessee Medical Center’s Cancer Institute. The funds will support no-cost screening mammograms for women throughout the region who might otherwise not have access to be screened.

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A-8 • February 1, 2017 • Halls/Fountain City Shopper news

Dr. Jim Tumblin: A Fountain City treasure By Ken Carringer Respect. That is the word that most often comes into my mind when I think of Dr. Jim Tumblin. Respect for his personal life, his professional life and his contributions to our community, most notably, Fountain City. You probably already know, but Tumblin is the man who writes the articles that appear periodically in the Shopper, about the characters who have helped shape the culture in this area. These bios offer a glimpse into the lives of his subjects, as he spends countless hours researching their lives and backgrounds, with emphasis on accuracy. His beautiful writing style articulates the traits these people have or have had,

which reveals incredible interests to his readers. How about a peek into his life? Tumblin graduated from Knoxville’s Central High School in 1944. There he encountered administrators and teachers who had a profound effect on his life. He admired the passion and commitment that these people had in their various fields, starting with the school’s principal, the legendary Hassie K. Gresham. He considered Gresham to be one of the most effective leaders of young people of her time. Then there was Miss Nannie Lee Hicks, a longtime history teacher at Central, who ignited his lifelong interest in history. Also, there was

has received. Tumblin, a courtly 90 years of age with a mind as sharp and alert as any 18-year-old, speaks with reverence about his parents and especially about his wife of 54 years, Peggy, who passed away in 2006. He has very close relationships with his younger brothers: Richard, 87, a professional life insurance underwriter, and John, 85, who enjoys a successful career in optometry. Tumblin is a leader and board member of his church, Northside Christian. He loves reading, traveling around East Tennessee and studying the Civil War, about which he has over 500 volumes in his library. He co-authored the

Henry T. Seymour, a CHS math teacher, whom Tumblin considered one of his heroes. After stints in the military, Tumblin entered the Illinois College of Optometry, where he graduated in 1948. He then returned to Knoxville and began a very successful and respected practice in behavioral optometry for 46 years. The respect that he earned in his profession is reflected in his being elected president of both the Tennessee Optometric Association (1962) and the American Optometric Association (1972), accomplishments of which he is understandably very proud. Lack of space will prohibit us mentioning the countless other awards he

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Earl L. and Gladys Conner Tumblin and their three sons circa 1938 on the front porch of their home in Adair Gardens. Richard is at left, John is front and center, and Jim is at right. book “Images of America: Fountain City” (2004) and penned a second book, “Fountain City, People Who Made a Difference,” published in 2016. This is a treasure chest of folks who have backgrounds

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Local engineers selected for leadership class Three local engineers have been selected to participate in the 2017 Tennessee Leadership PE class, a program designed to sharpen the skills of high potential engineering leaders and current mid-level and senior leaders. Local engineers selected are: Lawson Bordley, PE, project engineer, Robert G. Campbell & Associates; Robert Dickenson, PE, senior engineer/project manager, Volkert Inc.; and Kristin Qualls, TDOT operations district engineer, Tennessee Department of Transportation. Directed by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee, the program targets engineers identified by their  firm as a “future  leader” of their business. The program includes orientation in January and five additional monthly sessions held in locations across the state.

Volunteer Assisted Transportation drivers needed CAC is seeking volunteer drivers for its Volunteer Assisted Transportation program. Volunteers will utilize agency-owned hybrid sedans while accompanying seniors or people with disabilities to appointments, shopping and other errands. Training is provided. If interested, contact Nancy at 673-5001 or nancy.welch@cactrans.org.

Veterans Legal Advice Clinic The Veterans Legal Advice Clinic will be held noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, Knox County Public Defender’s Office, 1101 Liberty St. Attorneys will be available to provide consultations in legal issues such as family law, landlord/tenant, bankruptcy, criminal defense, consumer protection, contract disputes, child support, personal injury and more. The free clinic is sponsored by the Knoxville Bar Association, Knoxville Barristers, Legal Aid of East Tennessee, Knox County Public Defenders Community Law Office, the University of Tennessee College of Law and the local Veterans Affairs Office.

CALL FOR ARTISTS ■■ Dogwood Arts 2017 events and exhibits entry deadlines: Dogwood Art DeTour, Feb. 10; Chalk Walk, Feb. 20;

Regional Art Exhibition, March 3. Info/applications: dogwoodarts.com or 637-4561. ■■ The jurying process for new members of the Appalachian Arts Craft Center, Norris. Info/ forms: 494-9854.

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Winter workouts, then and now Winter workouts are under way at Tennessee – famous new strength and conditioning coach, new goals, positive attitudes, favorable conditions. Motivation is firmly in place. Players need only review the Vandy video to conclude the need for improvement. The Vols have great facilities. Official description is state of the art. Modern machines are or were all around. Ambiance is the stuff of champions. Refreshments are available. The team will strive to get stronger and quicker. One plan will not fit all. Individuals, as Butch likes to say, will have individual programs designed to meet their needs. Rock Gullickson has a book of plans. He may have a scientific formula for reducing injuries. This is critical. The winter aspect of college football is completely different from the good old days. Robert R. Neyland suggested that players not get fat in the off-season, what there was of it. His idea of the lull between storms was a couple of weeks of fishing in Florida. Early spring practice was vigorous. Under the guidance of Bowden Wyatt, football

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players were encouraged to stay in shape. They could lift weights or participate in racquetball or handball. They could play intramural basketball or sign up for a volunteer, noncredit physical education class. Real live winter workouts arrived with young coach Doug Dickey. He had learned the value as an assistant coach at Arkansas. He was surprised that UT had nothing similar. Dickey told the story of sending forth a search committee to find a place for workouts. It didn’t find much. There was running room at Dean Planters Tobacco Warehouse. Weather permitting, there were open spaces at the agriculture campus. The report mentioned the possibility of the northwest corner of Neyland Stadium, under Section X. It was described as unsuitable, dirty, drab and dreary, space once used for storage. Dickey inspected it. He said the room looked like

something left over from the Civil War, except dusty cobwebs appeared older. The coach could have made it better. He made it worse. He installed old mats on the floor and hung a heavy rope from on high. Those who thought they wanted to be on his football team were going to do agility drills, wrestle, fight and scratch as if their life depended on it and then climb that blasted rope, hand over hand, until they bumped their head on the concrete ceiling. Center Bob Johnson remembers a one-on-one war, Vols on opposite sides of the mat, no rules, do anything you want to get to the other side. Tempo was frantic for other drills, run here, jump there! Down on the mat, up on your feet, seat roll right, jump up again, forward tumble. Everywhere a player looked or landed, there was another assistant coach yelling for more speed and greater effort. Dickey said some players were overcome by the setting and spirited exercises and lost their lunch. He admitted the smell was terrible. One of his most dramatic terms described the winter workout scene: “A stinking mess.”

Joe Graham, sophomore guard, landed right in the middle of it. There wasn’t room under Section X for all players. There were groups with different times to report. Joe was in the third group. “We arrived to the sound and smell of some of the guys throwing up. In the middle of the winter, the room seemed nearly steamy. Everybody was sweating. I don’t remember how long we worked but it seemed forever.” Dewey Warren was there. The scene matched his imagination of Marine boot camp, only worse. “Under Section X was like a dungeon, dark and smelly, the worst place I’ve ever been.” Bert Ackermann recalls that complaints to Coach Dickey went unheeded. Robbie Franklin said there were more losses than lunches. “We lost several teammates that first winter.” Ackermann said it was a special learning experience. “It was the foundation for the great comeback of Tennessee football under Doug Dickey.” Now would be a good time for a great comeback under Butch Jones. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is westwest6@netzero.com

Knox to prosecute aggravated animal cruelty A Corryton man has been charged with killing two neighborhood dogs on Thanksgiving morning and faces two counts of aggravated cruelty to animals. Billy C. Mounger Jr. is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Feb. 23 in Criminal Sessions Billy C. Court. UnMounger Jr. like a “simple” animal cruelty case, which is a misdemeanor, aggravated cruelty is a Class E felony, punishable by one to six years in prison and a fine of up to $3,000. “We don’t see a lot of these cases,” said Sean McDermott, public information officer with the Knox County District Attorney General’s office. “We only had one case brought last

Betty Bean year in criminal court.” That’s because law defines aggravated cruelty as an act committed “in a depraved and sadistic manner,” which creates a high threshold for the prosecution to prove. The case brought last year is scheduled for trial in March. Jethro and JuJu belonged to Frances Thompson and her husband, Eric Schafferman. Thompson sounded the alert on her Facebook page Thanksgiving Day after the dogs didn’t return from their morning run. “Jethro (blond) and Juju (black) are missing from the Wood Road area in Gibbs/Corryton. Left home

Thanksgiving morning without breakfast. Both are friendly and have collars with names and our phone number. Please call or message me if you have seen them. Please share.” The warrant says that Mounger shot the dogs “with aggravated cruelty and no justifiable purpose,” dragged their bodies out of the woods, loaded them into his pickup truck and drove to Irwin Road and dumped them. When found, their collars had been removed. Mounger also was charged with violating a state law requiring “big game” hunters to wear daylight fluorescent orange. Jethro, whom Thompson describes as a big, goofy Lab/boxer mix, had lived with the family for a year. Juju, who was black with a notch bitten out of one of her big pointy ears, was adopted from a friend who

could no longer give her the attention she needed. There were two other dogs in the household, as well. “This broke our hearts,” Thompson said. “It broke our hearts. “Eric and I both just sort of held each other and cried for a long time. He goes into a shell and gets real quiet. I cried every night. Jethro’s probably the most joybringing dog we ever had.” McDermott said his office sees three or four misdemeanor cases of animal cruelty per week in Sessions Court. Most of the cases involve dogs, followed closely by horses. Cats come in third, and are typically victims of hoarding situations. Under a state law that went into effect last year, the names of those convicted of aggravated animal abuse will be recorded on a registry, and will remain there for two years.

last words Davenport shreds diversity Those who had worried that the first female chancellor at UTK, Beverly Davenport, would be serious about diversity can rest easy based on her appointments to the first significant committee she named – the search committee for the new athletic director Davenport to replace Dave Hart. She shredded diversity with her six appointments. The six include only one woman and no AfricanAmericans, but two male trustees and the brother of a third trustee who is the chair of the UT board. Two are neighbors who live three houses apart on Lyons View Pike in West Knoxville on either side of the neglected historic UT-owned Williams House. The woman is Donna Thomas, who works for Hart and will help choose the person she will be working for. Stunning that no African-American serves on this search effort given that a large number of the players for basketball and football are AfricanAmerican. Women make up almost half of the total UT athletic program, not to mention the Title IX issues UT has paid millions to go away, but only one of the six is female and she has an acute conflict of interest. The best-known member is obviously Peyton Manning. This past weekend he made news by speaking to the GOP Congressional meeting in Philadelphia, along with President Donald Trump. There are several well-known UT female athletes such as Candace Parker, Chamique Holdsclaw, Semeka Randall and Tamika Catchings who maintain ties to UTK and could serve along with Manning. The truth is, Davenport’s committee includes members of great ability and significant achievements.

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They contribute to our civic society in many ways. But they have been placed in an unfortunate situation that could be resolved easily by expanding the committee. It does not look good when half of a committee are trustees or related to a trustee. Two of these members helped recruit Derek Dooley to UT as football coach. We all know how well that worked out. Mistakes can be made, even by wellknown, respected people. What is also remarkable and exceptionally inconsistent about this committee is the obvious desire for the UT board of trustees to own it. On paper and in theory the campus athletic director reports to Chancellor Davenport. The board of trustees just approved her hiring as chancellor. No way she will turn down or even question the finalist this committee picks given who is on it. New trustees are always told that they should not micromanage the university, just as the Legislature is told the same. However, here Davenport has basically turned over the hiring of the new AD to the people who run the board. Will she do the same when she names the search committee for a new provost? So why did Davenport do this? It is hard to come up with an answer on this. However, it is not too late to expand the search committee to give proper representation to all. Hopefully, UT will move to remedy this. ■■ Bob Clement, former U.S. representative and TVA director, is out with a book on his life titled “Presidents, Kings and Convicts.” It starts with growing up in the Governor’s Residence. Not clear whether Clement will do a book signing here in Knoxville.

Putting 5,430 kids into 6,550 spaces: Knox County flunks math The challenge: Finding enough kids to populate Gibbs Middle School without wrecking Holston. Here’s one model: Gibbs: Pull 100-200 from Halls, aligning the middle and high school zones. Yes, that means families who live in Halls will find their kids zoned

to Gibbs, but that’s already happening with the high schools. And it would relieve legitimate over-crowding at Halls Middle. Take whatever kids come out of Gibbs and Corryton elementary schools. That will leave Gibbs Middle short to start, but folks swear growth will follow the school con-

Sandra Clark struction. (They might have been better off extending sewer lines. Time will tell.)

Leave Gresham and Whittle Springs alone. Trim enrollment at South-Doyle by using the river as its boundary. Kids on the east side would attend Vine or Holston. Holston: Rezone 200 from Carter to Holston. Currently, the Carter zone includes Holston Hills, a

stone’s throw to Holston Middle. This solves the middle school dilemma without closing a school. A more fiscally sound model would convert all or some of Vine to headquarters for the central office. “Be creative,” said Cynthia Finch. “Open a school

at Gibbs for the people who live there. Don’t zone anybody. Find other uses (for the empty spaces).” We’re running out of time for creativity. The number crunchers might look at a combined high and middle school at Holston. One thing’s for sure – we won’t all live happily ever after.

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A new baby for a new year After being raised with a little sister who is nine years younger and being around nieces and nephews from six half-siblings, Melanie Mullins can say she has quite a bit of experience with babies. Still, the enormity of the situation was not lost on her. Mullins found out she was pregnant, and it came as a complete surprise. “We were not actively trying to start a family,” she says. “We were both a little scared, but also excited.” While the thought of having a baby was a little overwhelming, there was something that brought her peace. It was her faith in the medical staff at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. “I chose Fort Sanders Regional because I had been a patient there before and felt like I was really cared about while I was there,” Mullins says. The birth of a first child is a monumental event in the life of a family, but Fort Sanders Regional delivers more than 2,000 babies each year, so first-time moms-to-be can set their minds at ease. Expectant parents find exceptional medical backup with one of the best equipped neonatal units in the area. Specialized OB surgical suites are designed for ultimate efficiency. If there are complications, it’s comforting to know that East Tennessee Children’s Hospital is just steps away, and the two hospitals are connected by a tunnel, with medical coverage and care available around the clock. Jan. 2, 2017, was the original due date, but Mullins went into labor on December 31, 2016. Like many other first-time moms, she wasn’t sure if it was the real thing or a false alarm. “It was hard to get ready to leave the house, and I kept having to lie down,” she says. “I finally realized that it was definitely ‘go time,’ so I phoned the doctor and told

her I was on my way.” Mullins gave birth to the hospital’s official New Year’s Baby. Little Adalynn Irons made her grand entrance into the world at 1:45 a.m. on Jan. 1. Months of morning sickness had caused some concern about the health of the baby,

be more pleased. “I was nervous about being a new mom, but the doctors and nurses kept me calm and confident,” Mom and baby are happy and Mullins says. “The staff was healthy after a New Year’s amazing, from the nurses to the delivery at Fort Sanders Regional anesthesiologist who administered my epidural.” Mullins appreciated the quality of care and she also appreciated the compassion the nurses exhibited, making sure she was well cared for. That included little gestures of thoughtfulness that aren’t part of a nurse’s usual job description. “On my last evening in the hospital, I was hungry at about 4 a.m., and asked the nurse where the closest vending machine was,” Mullins recalls. “She brought me a sandwich, fruit, peanut butter and crackers, and a Sprite. “It was just the sweetest thing,” Mullins says. “I just want to hug them all.” Mullins says it’s “pretty neat” to be the mother of the New Year’s Baby. “The staff made me feel special, and I am glad I will have such a special story to tell my daughter when she is older.” Mother and baby are both doing well, although Mullins admits they’re both very tired. The new mom says her biggest challenge is trying not to worry, a common concern for every caring mom. “I just want to be the best mom possible,” Mullins says. Mullins is emphatic in recommending Fort Sanders Regional for expectbut Adalyn was a ant mothers. “It’s important to feel cared completely healthy about and listened to when you are having newborn. a baby,” she says, “and that is exactly my “My appetite was never re- experience.” ally there,” Mullins says. “We were surprised and grateful that she weighed seven To learn more about the birthing center pounds, 12 ounces at birth.” at Fort Sanders Regional, visit In fact, everything about the childbirth www.fswomensspecialists.com. experience went well, and Mullins couldn’t

Pre-delivery classes available through Teddy Bear University As you or a loved one prepares to give birth, you may benefit from classes through Teddy Bear University in breastfeeding, breathing and birthing relaxation tips and infant and child CPR. All classes are held in the classrooms on the lobby level of Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Class schedules are available at http://www.covenanthealth.com/2016-fsr-schedule. The following classes are offered: ◊ Breastfeeding – Learn breastfeeding basics including correct positioning, tips for returning to work and an overview of breast pumps. Fathers-to-be are encouraged to attend. ◊ Sibling Class – Siblings age 4 to 10 are welcome to attend Sibling Class, which promotes family bonding to help reduce jealous feelings. A tour of the birthing facility is also included in this class. ◊ Birth and Babies Today –This five-week series covers the variations of labor and birth, breathing techniques, tips for your support person and care for the new mom and baby. This class is recommended for first-time parents starting in their sixth or seventh month and includes a facility tour. ◊ Super Saturday Class – The Birth and Babies Today class is condensed into one all-day Saturday class for women in their seventh or eighth month of pregnancy. This session is not recommended for first-time parents. ◊ Infant and Child CPR and Safety – American Heart Association-certified instructors are on-site to teach parents and caregivers how to effectively perform CPR and removal of airway obstruction for infants and children. All Teddy Bear University dates, times and fees are available at www.CovenantHealth.com/TeddyBearU or by calling (865) 673-FORT.

A special partnership Because of a special partnership with East Tennessee Children’s Hospital (ETCH), there is no safer place for a baby’s beginning than Fort Sanders Regional. The two facilities have an open door policy, so there’s nothing to slow down the effort to provide immediate, expert care to newborns who need it. When a baby who needs specialized care is born at Fort Sanders Regional, a team from Children’s quickly assembles and moves through the tunnel connecting the two hospitals. Babies are immediately assessed by pediatric specialists and if necessary, head back to a brand new neonatal intensive care unit at ETCH. While medical staff at Fort Sanders work to stabilize new moms, families are able to visit newborns without traveling too far from the delivery room. The close proximity not only provides convenience to patients and families, but provides the assurance that every neonatal service needed is available right next door.

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Cemetery Lots 2 LOTS FOR $2500 AT SHERWOOD MEMORIAL GARDENS, on Alcoa Hwy by mausoleum. (865)525-6260 2 plots in the Bronze section # 33 in Greenwood Cemetery, Tazewell Pk. $4,000/both obo. (865)688-1561. LYNNHURST CEMETERY - 2 lots & 2 openings/closings in Everlasting Life Garden, $8,000. (865)201-7300

Home Maint./Repair

HANDYMAN

Antiques

Dogs AMERICAN BULLDOG puppies, champ. bloodline, ACA reg., 4M, 7F, ready 1/26/17, 1st shots, vet ckd, various amounts of brindle & white, $1,000 w/breeding rights. (865) 660-8509 AUSSIEDOODLES - DOUBLEDOODLES LABRADOODLES. Litterbox Trained. Call or text 865-591-7220

Prime property, must sell. Older section in Lynhurst Cemetery. 4 spaces, $8,000. (865)525-3253

Clothing WEDDING DRESS AND CLOTHING FOR SALE - Beautiful, classy look, with lace & beads. Detachable train. Size 4, $60. Box of boy’s clothes, size 10-12, $20. Call (865)719-5521.

Powell Claxton. 3 BR, 2 BA no pets, private, convenient, $700 mo + 1st, last, DD. 865-748-3644

102 ACRES mountainland with many fantastic views. $199,995. Call (423)213-2480

Condos Unfurnished TERRIFIC UPDATED 1BR IN WEST KNOX Great 1BR, 1BA West Knox condo. A/C, Pool, recently updated. Upper floor unit. (703)635-4121

Real Estate Rentals

Duplx/Multplx UnFurn

Apartments - Furnished

2 BR DUPLEX

South (off Chapman Hwy) Convenient to Downtown & UT No Pets $565 - $575 (865) 577-1687

Townhouse/Villas Unfurn Cedar Bluff T-house. $625-$645 mo. 2BR, 1.5BA, 1,000 SF, WD, FP. Mike 865-777-2782; Jessica 865-257-5131

1,2,3 BR

$355 - $460/mo.

Seasonal/Vacation Rentals

GREAT VALUE RIVERSIDE MANOR ALCOA HWY

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

865-970-2267

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

Real Estate There’s no place like...here

2 BR TOWNHOUSES

Action Ads

Cherokee West $615 South - Taliwa Gardens $585 - $625 1 1/2 bth, W/D conn. (865) 577-1687

Automobiles for Sale

Automobiles for Sale

Storage Sheds 8’x10’ storage shed, locking doors & rear window, gambrel roof, $2,000 new, 1 yr old, $1500 obo. 865-454-8790

Wanted

Insured • Free Estimates Workers Comp Liability

CHOW CHOW PUPPIES - Very purple mouth and tongue. 8 WEEKS OLD, first shots and dewormed, housebroken, $125. auctionable (865)3043583

I BUY DIABETIC TEST STRIPS! - OneTouch, Freestyle, AccuChek, more! Must not be expired or opened. Local Pickup! Call Daniel: (865)3831020

Wheels/Recreation

Dachshund miniature puppies, choc & tan, AKC - 1st shots & dewormed, 2 long hair M & 3 long hair F. $500. 865-223-7162; 865-680-4244

Action Ads

PINNACLE PARK APTS.

Downtown Knoxville is now running a MOVE-IN SPECIAL for the month of Feb. With any qualifying move-in by 2/8/17, you will receive $100 gift card to Walmart. On Sat. Feb. 4th, we will open 12-4pm. Please call 865-523-9303 for info.

SOUTH. 5 min from UT or downtown. 3 BR, 1 BA, C H/A, no pets, $700 mo + dep. (865) 679-7612

Lots/Acreage for Sale

Lawn & Garden

BICHON FRISE / SHICHON / POOCHON - puppies, M&F, family raised, potty & crate trnd started, $800. (865)607-5463

Buy and Sell here!

Townhouse/Villas-Unfurn TOWNHOUSE - 2BR, 1.5BA. 1300 sq. ft. Dep. $500. $650/mo. Call for appt. 423-618-8579

LADY VOLS 6 CHAMP. BASKETBALL Signed by Pat Summitt, in a glass case. $350. (865)805-2845

Interior Pruning, Complete Removal, Power Stump Grinding

GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES, AKC, $650. 1st shots, vet checked, Phone 931-808-0293.

NORTH, LRG 1 BR APT. Very clean & quiet, Central H/A, water incl. $500 + sec. dep. No pets. 865-531-7895

Homes Unfurnished

DIECAST TOY SHOW

FREON 12 WANTED. Cert. buyer will pickup & pay CASH for R12 cylinders! Call Refrigerant Finders (312) 291-9169

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS AKC, West German bldlns, 2 M, 8 F, vet ck’d. health guar. $700. 865-322-6251.

NORMANDY CHATEAU APTS. North Knoxville on Jenkins Rd. New management, Newly renovated 2 BR/1 BTH, W/D conn, no pets $695/ mo. 865-637-1679

NEWLY REMODELED HOME - near powell, handicap acces built in ramp at front and balcony deck in back. 2br 1b with eat in kitchen. Large dining room/living room and den with hardwood floors, garage. water furn. $950 mo. & $1000 deposit. 423-593-8010.

Sat. Feb. 11, 9-1. Bridgewater Pl. 205 Bridgewater Rd. 37923. 423-337-1510

BONSAI WINTER DISPLAY - Feb.4 10am-5pm FREE! Knoxville Botanical Garden 2743 Wimpole Ave. (865)293-2636

KENSINGTON FOREST APTS. 404 Tammy Dr. Powell, 938-4200 BELLE MEADE APTS. 7209 Old Clinton Pk., Knoxville, 938-4500 CREEK WOOD APTS. 612 4th St., Lake City, TN 426-7005 Call to receive info. about being placed on a waiting list. This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer.

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

Apartments - Unfurn.

Plants & Trees

ELDER APTS, 1BR, Ftn. City near I-75 N. Newly remodeled, quiet, priv, no pets, non smoking, $465. 522-4133

West

BUYING OLD US COINS

BONSAI WINTER DISPLAY - Feb 4 10am-5pm FREE! Knoxville Botanical Garden 2743 Wimpole Ave. (865)293-2636

EFFICIENCY APTS. - $250 dep. $500/ mo. Includes water. Great for single, couple, etc. Studio size. (865)2799850/(865)279-0550

Real Estate Sales

WALBROOK STUDIOS 865-251-3607 $145 weekly. Discount avail. Util, TV, Ph, Refrig, Basic Cable. No Lease.

BASSET PUPPIES, CKC reg., 7 wks old, all shots and dewormed, females $350, males $300. (931) 319-0000

922-0645

FIRST SUN FINANCE

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

Collectibles 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

BEST DEAL OUT WEST! 1BR from $395-$425. 2BR $550-$750. No pets. Parking @ front door. (865)470-8686.

Business Opportunities WATERSIDE MARINA ON NORRIS LAKE - OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE TO LEASE GRILL/DELI SPACE Waterside Marina has space available for seasonal lease. Searching for company or individual w/previous food service experience to lease out the Marina Grill/Deli. Includes basic restaurant equipment, furnished dining room, and outside patio area. For more detailed information please contact Waterside Marina (865)494-9649.

Consolidation Loans

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

A Large Clean 2 BR apt. in Old North Knoxv. Conveniently located. No smoking/no pets. $625 mo. Dep req’d. (865)522-7552

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

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

2012 FORD FUSION SEL, AUTOMATIC, POWER, MOONROOF, SONY SOUND SYSTEM, R1950..$12,950

NEED SUMMER CASH? I WANT TO BUY Vintage mens watches, vintage eye glasses, vintage lighters, costume jewelry, gold & sterling, vintage toys & tools. Will pay fair market price. (865) 441-2884.

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.

Announcements Ray Varner

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

Adoptions

GOLDENDOODLE PUPPY, F1B, female, parents & grandparent on prem. available 2/4. Taking dep. (423)733-9252

ADOPTION: Loving couple promises your baby the best in life. Expenses pd. Paula & Christopher 1-800-818-5250

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

865-457-0704 or 1-800-579-4561

KN-1459382

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Halls/Fountain City Shopper news • February 1, 2017 • B-3

One of the teams from Premier Athletics in Knoxville wows the crowds at the Knoxville Grand Championship competition on Saturday.

All smiles after their competitive routine are Miliana Espiritu, Presley Scarbrough and Makiyah Hancock, members of the Knoxville Twisters Vortex.

Weekend for cheers

By Sherri Gardner Howell

Just for fun, says Halli Archer, as she demonstrates a back tuck.

There was much to cheer about in Knoxville this past weekend. The Evergreen Ball raised funds for Friends of the Smokies. “42nd Street” had Broadway at the Tennessee ticket-holders singing “We’re in the Money.” Chocolatefest was raising funds for Ronald McDonald House at the Convention Center. Because I have no willpower, my subconscious switched my calendar entry on Chocolatefest from end-

ing at 4 p.m. to starting at 4 p.m. At 4:01, there wasn’t an ant-sized crumb of chocolate left at the convention center. What was still in full swing, however, was Cheersport’s Knoxville Grand Championship for kids of all ages, representing teams from Tuscaloosa, Ala., to Barbourville, Ky. That’s where the cheering – and jumping and twisting and flying – was in full throttle. The event was an all-day affair for the 90-plus teams, including 19 teams representing four training clubs in Knoxville. Competing were teams from Premier Athletics, Knoxville Twisters, Farragut and Cheerville Athletics. The athleticism of these youngsters is impressive; the stunts, heart stopping.

Brooke Pohrivchak does a cartwheel as she waits for judging results.

Beyond the glitter and glam were youngsters having a really fun Saturday while showcasing their skills. Cheersport has seen phenomenal growth. I wanted to call the corporate office just because I love the toll-free number: 888-READY-OK.

Laiken Lawson gets in on the “resting period” fun as the girls from Knoxville Twisters Vortex wait for winners to be announced. Photos by Sherri Gardner Howell

It can be a hard life for siblings at all-day cheering events, but Dipping Dots help, says Josh Pohrivchak, with father Nik. Josh is a student at Ritta Elementary.

In the waiting area at the Knoxville Convention Center, Brooke Pohrivchak and Halli Archer, from one of the Knoxville Twister Vortex teams, strike a pose, as Carolyn Pohrivchak lends support. Both girls are students at Ritta Elementary.

A team from Premier Athletics watches and cheers as a sister squad takes the stage at Cheersport’s Knoxville Grand Championship.

One mom said call this photo “Technology comes to cheer competition.” As soon as a camera flash goes off, however, the teenagers strike a pose! From left are Harper Kirby, Caroline Elliott, Carly Minhinnett and Sydney Hollingsworth, all of Halls.

HAPPENINGS ■■ Production of “The Surprising Story of the Three Little Pigs” by Knoxville Children’s Theatre, Thursdays-Sundays, through 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: childrenstheatreknoxville.com. ■■ Jazz Lunch at the Square Room featuring Top Brass with Thomas Heflin and Mitch Butler, noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 4 Market Square Building. Admission: $15; includes lunch buffet by Café 4. Tickets: knoxjazz.org or at Café 4.

■■ “Outside Mullingar” will be performed on the Clarence Brown Mainstage Feb. 1-19. The production features a UT faculty member and visiting professional guest actors. Performance schedule/tickets: 974-5161 or clarencebrowntheatre.com.

■■ Knoxville Writers’ Guild meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, Central UMC fellowship hall, 201 E. Third Ave. Program: Performance poets Jeb Herrin, Ben McClendon and Rhea Carmon. Admission: suggested $2. Info: KnoxvilleWritersGuild.org.

■■ The Authors Guild of Tennessee meeting, 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, Faith Lutheran Church, 225 Jamestowne Blvd. Published authors invited. Info: authorsguildoftn.org.

■■ Sara Evans in concert, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, Knoxville Civic Auditorium, 500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave. Tickets: knoxvillecoliseum.com.

■■ Bee Friends beekeeping group meeting, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, Walters State Community College auditorium, Tazewell Campus. Speaker: Bodie Osborne; topic: bee nutrition and making more honey. All welcome.

■■ Opening reception for “Divergent and Bloom” with art by Sam Artman and Lisa Luterno, 5-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, Broadway Studios and Gallery, 1127 N. Broadway. Exhibit on display through Feb. 25. Info: Jessica Gregory, 556-8676,

BroadwayStudiosAndGallery@gmail.com; BroadwayStudiosAndGallery.com. ■■ Public reception for new exhibits, 5-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay St. Exhibits on display Feb. 3-24: “The Slovene Independent Biennial,” lower gallery; National Juried Exhibition of 2017, Balcony gallery; “Through My Eyes: Works by Derrick Freeman, an Autistic Artist,” display case; “Travel ... Begins Close to Home” by Cheryl Sharp, the Atrium; “Mother’s Dream Quilt,” recently created by the Tennessee chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Info: 523-7543 or knoxalliance.com.

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