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FC Town Hall Fountain City Town Hall will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, Church of the Good Shepherd, 5337 Jacksboro Pike. Guest speaker Tom Harrington will talk on the National Park Services Centennial. Harrington is an award-winning speaker who is an expert on the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Gresham Middle School students nominated by their teachers will receive awards for their academic and citizenship achievements.

November 9, 2016

Central, Gibbs, Halls advance Halls defeats Daniel Boone, 42-21

Parade is Friday Knoxville will honor the service of its U.S. military veterans with the city’s 91st annual Veterans Day Parade on Friday, Nov. 11. The parade will line up in the eastbound lanes of Howard H. Baker Jr. Avenue, with the step-off at 10:45 a.m. in front of the Knoxville Civic Coliseum. The parade participants will head up Howard Baker Avenue to Church Avenue, then turn right and follow Gay Street to Depot Avenue. At 11 a.m., all parade participants will halt and face west to honor all wartime veterans. The parade is sponsored by the city of Knoxville and American Legion Post 2. In addition, the decorative deck lights on the Henley Bridge will be changed to red, white and blue on the night of Nov. 11, in honor of the service of U.S. military veterans.

Apply now for Halls Toy Drive Applications for the Halls Toy Drive will be available through Nov. 18 under the overhang at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church or on the Halls Middle School website, Hallsms. Completed applications should be returned to the church by sliding under the door located under the overhang. Applicants will be contacted by phone. For those wishing to donate items to the drive, collection boxes are located at the Halls Senior Center and the Halls Commercial Bank. Monetary donations may be made directly to the Halls Toy Drive account at Commercial Bank. The goal this year is to provide hoodies, hats, scarves, gloves and socks to as many kids as possible.

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Halls’ Hunter Huff (#19) gains yardage for the Red Devils as they defeat Daniel Boone, 42-21, in the first round of the playoffs. Halls will travel to Morristown West on Friday for round two. Photo by Tim Gangloff

Central takes down Grainger County, 42-0

Gibbs’ Tanner Rhodes (#23, center) leaps between two Crockett defenders to grab an H.T. Fortner pass in the air. The pass is knocked out of Rhodes’ hands near the end zone. Gibbs went on to defeat Crockett at home, 17-0, and will host South-Doyle for round two of the playoffs. Gibbs entered the playoffs as the Class 5A Region 2 champions. Photo by Ruth White

Central’s Louis McNair (#2) gets the handoff from quarterback Trey Mitchell (#15) and heads toward the end zone for the Bobcats. Central hosted the first round of the playoffs against Grainger County. CHS won, 42-0, and will advance to round two to meet up with Greeneville on the road. Photo by Ruth White

Wetland coming to Fountain City Lake Byy S B Shannon hann ha nnon on C Carey arey ar The city of Knoxville is starting the process to install wetland areas at Fountain City Lake, according to Knoxville Parks and Recreation director Joe Walsh. In a public meeting held in late August, city representatives recapped the work the city has already done at the lake in an effort to control algae growth and beautify the lake. These efforts included fi xing the lake’s berm, installing a new pump for the fountain and more. And, they proposed using city water quality funds to

install wetland area shaliinst nstal all ll a we tlan tl land d ar rea a aatt th tthe he sh hal all lower north end of the lake to further deter algae. The city set a 30-day community comment period for the project, and Walsh said response was almost 100 percent positive. He received more than 50 positive emails and has support from the Fountain City Lions Club, which maintains the lake and park. The Lions saw LDA Engineering’s final design on Nov. 7, after this newspaper’s press time. Walsh said the completed design closely resembles that which

presented was pr pre esen ente ted d in August, Aug ugus ustt, tthe he only changes being choice of vegetation. After Lions Club approval, the city will accept bids for 30 days. Walsh said he anticipates installation to begin in early spring, depending on weather. “I think everybody in Fountain City and everywhere wants to see a healthy Fountain City Lake, and this is a positive step,� said Walsh. “I think it’s been a great partnership between the city, the Lions Club and the community.� However, Walsh cautioned that the biggest issue at Fountain

Lake overpopulation City Ci ty L ake is ak is o verp ve rpop opul ulat latio ion n an and d overfeeding of ducks and geese, a problem that pollutes the water and has coated the west-facing sidewalk with feces. Walsh said he hopes the wetland will refocus the destination aspect of the lake. Instead of being a place to go just to feed the ducks, the addition of a wetland at the lake will give people “something else to do there.� Walsh suggested that, once the wetland is installed, future community projects could include benches and signage.

Where’s the outrage when Jones hires Holt? By Sandra Clark Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.� Jones poked 1,000 jailers, patrol officers and support staff in the eye last week. Where’s the outrage?

Analysis The sheriff left another 1,200 citizens on all-day lockdown because he’s short-staffed at the detention center. Outrage, anyone? The term-limited sheriff holds office until September 2018, yet he’s seen more often on the golf course than in his office. Outrage? The facts: Tim Burchett requested and accepted the resignation of his purchasing director after an internal investigation showed a pattern of harassment toward a subordinate. What Hugh Holt did was wrong, and he put the county at risk in a potential lawsuit. Burchett said essentially:

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“I love you, Hugh. You’re gone.� But Holt found a soft landing and even a $500 annual raise from Sheriff Jones, an elected official who does not report to the county mayor. Within three days, Jones had created a position of procurement officer in the sheriff’s office. Without posting or advertising, he hired Holt. And he’s paying him $137,000 a year to do a portion of the work he was doing before. Jones won’t talk to us. He doesn’t have to. He’s term-limited.

But two men are campaigning hard to replace Jones, even though neither has announced his candidacy. We asked Tom Spangler and Lee Tramel if they supported the sheriff’s decision to hire Holt. Does the sheriff’s office need its own purchasing agent? Is $137,000 a fair salary? Lee Tramel, chief administrative officer for Jones, said this: “I’m not a candidate yet. ‌ It’s the Sheriff’s call. It’s not my position to comment. Look at Hugh’s record six or eight months from now. Has he saved the office money? That will tell the tale.â€? We pushed Tramel on the salary. At $137,000, Holt will make more than at least three who will outrank him: Tramel ($110,155), Chief Deputy Eddie Biggs ($110,310) and the office’s finance director, Allison Rogers, ($126,400).

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“Come on, $137,000 is too much. It’s probably more than you make. How much do you make, Lee?� After a pause, Tramel said, “You’ll have to ask my wife.� Tom Spangler, former chief deputy, said the position is not needed since the county has always handled purchasing. He said an administrative position is not under the Merit Council and therefore Jones was within his right to hire Holt without posting the job. But Spangler said if the office has a surplus $137,000, he would prefer to see it divided among employees. “Some say that’s just $137 each, but I say it’s $137 they didn’t have before. “Nothing against Hugh, but his hiring was (an affront) to every employee up there.�

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News from Tennova Health & Fitness

Tennova’s executive fitness manager Nicole Yarbrough (center) knows all her members and former members by name. The visionary and powerhouse behind the luncheon, she’s shown with Richard and Nancy Jett.

Don Jackson, Ed Smith, Hal Baker, Troy Hinton and Robert Kiser (back) join Della Smith and Obie Goins (front) in the chow line. This particular day is Hinton’s birthday. Photos by Carol Z. Shane

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loves veterans By Carol Z. Shane

John Ewart, Tennova Health & Fitness Center’s executive director, remembers when Nicole Yarbrough, the Center’s executive fitness manager, approached him with the idea to provide a luncheon to celebrate military veterans. “I said, ‘That’s an amazing idea, Nicole.’ ” Indeed, a lot of moving parts had to come together, but under Yarbrough’s guidance, the first such luncheon took place with great success the week before Veterans Day. Tennova’s staff provided the home-cooked food, and a crowd of 130, including 90 veterans of World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Persian Gulf War, gathered for good food, memories and quite a lot of joshing. “We can kid each other and have friendly arguments,” said Erven Williams, an Air Force veteran, “because we were all in it together.” The vets enjoy home-cooked food made by the Tennova The gathering included veterans who live at Morning Pointe Senior Health & Fitness staff. “They cooked it last night; they Living in Powell. Some were former members of Tennova. brought it from home,” says the facility’s executive “As employees we so appreciate our members who are veterans,” director John Ewart. “We’re very blessed with an amazing says Yarbrough. “We wanted to recognize them. Our seniors team here.” Shown (from left) are Charles Carter, Sherry are a resource. We learn so much from them, just about life and Ken Wade, George Majors, Jim and Bonnie Larison in general. They’ve been through so much, but they’re so and Emerson Mynatt. pleasant, and they appreciate what they have. And they tell the greatest stories, because they lived during a time when the stories were great. If you take the time to listen, what you hear is priceless.” “We’re so thankful for every single man and Buff y Wilhite, massage therapist at woman here today,” said Debbie Garrett, Tennova’s Tennova, proudly holds a picture of her billing coordinator, as she led the prayer before the grandfather James “Jimmy” Gurwood meal. “They served our country. And they served it Witt. “I called him ‘Pow,’” she says. Witt well.” drove one of the boats in the beach landings on D-Day – June 6, 1944, the day the Allies invaded Europe. Wilhite remembers her grandfather telling her that he and his crew would sit on the boats while missiles shot underneath them in the water. “Why didn’t you do something?” she would ask. “There was nothing we could do,” he answered, “so we played cards.”

Members of a military family pose proudly. Shown are Cindy Williams, John Ewart and Fred Pardue. Williams is Ewart’s mother-in-law; Pardue is Williams’ father and Ewart’s grandfather-in-law. Ewart is Tennova Health & Fitness Center’s executive director. He enlisted in the Navy when he was a junior in high school during the 1991 Persian Gulf War. His dad, grandfather, two brothers, aunts and uncles are also veterans. “It’s just who our family is,” he says.

A very special table holds veterans Fred Pardue, Air Force; Dr. Harry Ogden, medical corps; Paul Summers, Army 1st Cavalry; Dot and Ralph Mertz, Army. All are World War II veterans except Ogden, who says, “They sent me to medical school during World War II and called me back in Korea.” The Mertzes have been married 72 years. They met at a dance. When asked if he remembers what she was wearing, Ralph says with a twinkle in his eye, “some clothes.” When Dot is asked if she’s a veteran, she says, “No, but I married one!”

Two generations of military veterans meet at the luncheon. Harry Zmolek was a World War II Army fighter pilot. He was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in Czechoslovakia. “I was lucky,” he says. “I was off duty for a whole month, and by the time I was healed, the war was over.” With him is Vietnam veteran Richard Jett, who served in the Navy on the USS Coral Sea, and who remembers the specialized Navy units needed during that war. “There were SEALS,” he says, “and the men who ran the boats up and down the rivers. John Kerry was one of them. There were bomb disposal units. And the Navy were medics to the Marines.”

Erven Williams and his wife, Elnora, have known each other since they were both 11. While eating, Williams, who served in the Air Force, got into a friendly argument with another veteran over who has the best pilots, the Navy or the Air Force. Both, however, agreed when Williams said, “a pilot puts his life in jeopardy every time he goes in the air.”

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Cookbook to benefit Texas Valley Church Leann Berry called the Shopper office last week to report that the Texas Valley Baptist Church is selling a cookbook as a fundraiser for the church’s ongoing rebuilding project.

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“The cookbooks turned out really cute,� Berry says. Each $20 book features recipes from women who attend the church. They can be purchased at All American Tire and Wheel, 5701 N. Broadway. “We will also be selling them at the Midway IGA in Gibbs 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 12. Also, a table will be set up at the Halls Senior Center’s rummage

service 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 20. We will have a time of worship and preaching, followed by a meal.â€? Buy a cookbook and help those good folks, if you can. Most of you probably know the church was destroyed by fire in 2015. A new sanctuary is slated to be completed by late spring. â–

Texas Valley Baptist Church members are selling a cookbook of homemade recipes as a fundraiser toward construction of the new church building, which burned last year.

Women’s League gala a success

Autumn is just about my favorite time of year, in no small part because of the Halls Women’s League’s annual gala. It’s the League’s biggest fundraiser of the year, and they always throw a first-class party. I had a few photos I couldn’t get in the paper by deadline last week, but thought you might get a kick out of them. Don’t miss Rod Stewart’s appearance. He also goes by the name Johan

sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18.� Berry says anyone who wants to buy one directly from her may call 865-9225536. “We also want to invite everyone to a special Friends and Family Thanksgiving

Ginger and Joey Swiney are dressed to the nines at the gala.

Brenda and Danny Gaylor are all smiles on the dance floor. Photos

Van Tilburg during his day job at Tindell’s Inc. Women’s League president Mary Carroll said that the total amount of money raised is still being tabulated, but thanks the vendors and silent and live auction donors, and says each member worked hard to make the gala a success.

Four to leave Halls BPA board board for six years, helping with membership, the prayer breakfast, partners in education, the Christmas parade and last year’s holiday festival. “My proudest moment was to see Clayton Park finished and opened to the community. The Halls BPA had a picnic board meeting on the property (before the opening). “It was such a rewarding time, knowing that the BPA had helped to make this beautiful park available to our community.� Bob Crye is retired from TVA. An engineer, he is a commissioner of Hallsdale Powell Utility

By Sandra Clark The Halls community benefits from the volunteer service of the Halls Business and Professional Association. Founded in 1952, the HBPA has provided college scholarships, advocated for street lights and a post office, and supported the community in many ways. When the New Year rolls in, four members will rotate off the club’s board of directors. Sandy Cates is a vice president and loan officer at Commercial Bank. She was voted Halls Woman of the Year in 2014, and has attended Salem Baptist Church for 40 years. Cates has served on the HBPA

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District. He has been president of the Halls Republican Club and is active at Beaver Dam Baptist Church. Crye has been president of the Halls BPA and currently serves as membership chair. Pamela Beason Johnson grew up in Halls, graduating from Halls High in

Melanie and Johan Van Tilburg (aka Rod Stewart) get ready to dance at the Halls Women’s League’s annual Autumn Gala.

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1993. She did undergraduate work at UT, followed by law school at the University of Memphis. In May 2014, she was appointed to the newly established Tennessee Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims and currently hears cases in Knoxville. Johnson was HBPA pres-

ident in 2015. She is “proud of the residents and businesses who give so freely of their time to ensure that the Halls community remains a great place to live, to go to school and to work.� While she regretted canceling the Christmas Parade in 2015 because of road construction, she was delighted by the turnout at the Halls Christmas Festival and the positive feedback she received. She and husband Brian, a firefighter, have two children: Nicholas, 13, and Nathan, 7. They attend Christ United Methodist Church. Ernie Joyner, a veteran employee of TDS Telecom, has served on the BPA board for five years.

His favorite activity is the Christmas parade, but he pitched in for last year’s festival. “Food City allowed us to use a portion of its parking lot and with some hard work from the board members and support from local business and the community we had 300-400 happy children. “It was great. The sheriff’s office had a helicopter, Rural/Metro had a fire truck, Marco’s gave out pizza, the Halls High cheerleaders did face painting and the band performed. We had a cake walk and gave away 30 or 40 cakes, had a train ride, kids got pictures taken with Santa. We just had a lot of fun activities for the children.�

Lockdowns put county at risk By Betty Bean Last Wednesday morning, there were 1,209 inmates under Knox County’s jurisdiction – 188 in the downtown jail, 929 in the Roger Wilson Detention Center on Maloneyville Road and 92 on work release, according to a report the sheriff’s office is required to compile. Another six inmates were “on loan� to other counties where they have legal issues. Inmates in the Maloneyville facility often are locked down in their cells 23 hours a day, not because of bad behavior, but because of understaffing. Jones and his staff did not respond to requests for information for this story. On Friday, Oct. 28, Hugh Holt resigned his job as Knox County purchasing director. The sheriff’s office had no such position until Monday, Oct. 31, when Jones announced that he had hired Holt to be the sheriff’s office’s procurement director at an annual salary of $137,000. Jailers hire in at a starting salary of $30,812.86. This means Jones could hire four correctional officers for the same money the newly created purchasing director will be making. Why does overcrowding put Knox County at risk? In 1986, pre-trial detainee Wayne Dillard Carver (he hadn’t yet been convicted of a crime) filed a pro se suit against Knox County alleging inhumane conditions caused by jail crowding. Sheriff Joe Fowler and Gov. Ned McWherter were also named as defendants. Carver’s complaint was found to have merit, and a magistrate appointed attorney John Eldridge to represent him in federal court. The trial was in August 1988, and the

following January, Judge James Jarvis ruled that conditions in the Knox County Jail were unconstitutional. In the course of time, he appointed attorney Charles C. “Chuck� Burks as special master to act as a liaison between the federal court and Knox County. Knox County Law Director Bud Armstrong reports that the case is still alive. “We’re still under the Carver case ruling and we still have a special master over efforts to curb overcrowding at the Knox County Jail.� Burks, who has served in that position for more than a decade, says: “It’s a work in progress. We report to federal court periodically, and federal court tends to let communities address these issues. We like that because it does make us accountable.� The Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling says, in part, that the district court should (emphasis added): “first analyze local conditions in terms of food, ventilation, condition of cells and holding areas, medical care, acts of violence, sanitation, ratio of guards to inmates, and eating arrangements, and other similar practices and circumstances and then fashion a remedy for the ‘uniquely local’ practices and circumstances causing any unconstitutional violations found to exist.� Lockdown because of understaffing seems to violate this ruling. A veteran criminal defense attorney says the sheriff’s office doesn’t care about staff shortages in the jail. “They don’t care, not because they think you’re too stupid to dig deeper, but because they think people won’t care what you find out.�



■Adam Brown was selected as one of the representatives of the freshman class during Maryville College’s Homecoming festivities on Oct. 22. Brown, who escorted Adam Brown freshman Miracle Ann Walls of Memphis, is a 2016 graduate of Berean Christian High School.

■Fountain City Lions Club meets 6 p.m. each first and third Monday, Lions Community Building, 5345 N. Broadway. ■ Halls Community Lions Club meets 7:15 p.m. each second and fourth Monday, Shoney’s, 343 Emory Road. ■ Halls Republican Club meets 7 p.m. each third Monday at the Boys & Girls Club of Halls/ Powell, 1819 Dry Gap Pike. Info: ■ Seventh District Democrats meet 6:30 p.m. each

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Difference in winning and losing Now seems an appropriate time to reconsider the wonderful, awful difference in winning and losing. Six weeks ago, Tennessee football fans were already in Atlanta in their minds, warming up for the Southeastern Conference championship game. It was their reward, an entitlement after enduring the bad years. Butch Jonesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; fourth season was destined to be the big payoff. He might be coach of the year. There was ample motivation, bonus pots of gold in his contract. Fans smiled at the thought of his brick-bybrick sales pitch but it was working. The team was undefeated, thanks in part to fate. The Florida problem was in the rearview mirror. God had knocked off Geor-

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gia. It was finally real football time in Tennessee. Those who were honest admitted Alabama would be favored by a few in the big East-West title game but if the orange team pulled an upset, it would be in consideration for the national playoffs. Go Vols! Five weeks ago, those same fans and a few coaches were shaking their heads, trying to figure out what went wrong. Tennessee fell behind Texas A&M by three touchdowns, responded

with what looked like a thousand yards, endured six turnovers and lost on the seventh, an interception in the second overtime. Yes, there were some injuries. The third Saturday in October was a total disaster. The Crimson Tide inflicted one of the worst beatings in the glorious history of that rivalry and it happened on a key recruiting afternoon in Neyland Stadium. Jalen Hurd carried 13 times for 28 yards and caught three passes for minus one. Losing wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a total shock. Embarrassment was hard to swallow. One nice fan asked point blank: Is the SEC too tough for Butch? Of course not, said I, but there before us was an

example of that awful difference in winning and losing. The victory over Florida had been a glorious experience. Thirty-eight unanswered points! Imagine that. The crusher by Alabama spoiled two weeks and maybe more. Tennessee did not lose on the open date but there was no net gain. Well, trainers did say Darrin Kirkland could play. The loss at South Carolina was very different. In theory, the Gamecocks had no offense. They were two-touchdown underdogs. Their freshman quarterback, correct age to be a senior in high school, had heard about Derek Barnett but did not flinch at the sight. He took the hits and

stood up for more. He even patted Barnett on the shoulder. Nice move. Jake Bentley performed much better than Tennesseeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s senior quarterback. The UT side scene eventually overshadowed the main event. We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know at the time that the fuse was lit for the Hurd explosion. We just saw him on the bench in the second half as if he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t interested. Others around him didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to mind too much, in or out, either way. Joshua Dobbs played poorly. The offensive line was bad â&#x20AC;&#x201C; except when John Kelly had the ball. Evan Berry returned a kickoff 100 yards. Cheers. Nigel Warrior muffed an assignment and gave up a bomb. Dobbs brought down the curtain with his 20th career interception. Butch used bad words in postgame analysis: Lethar-

gic. Disinterested. Sloppy. Unacceptable. He said he, his assistants, players, everybody on the payroll had to share responsibility. We knew who to blame. August expectations went on a space flight. This was the year. The letdown and crash magnified the pain. Here is where we are: Kentucky is now the pivotal occasion. Everything depends on what the Wildcats can and canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do. Can you believe that? What if they want it more? Any day now, someone will misquote the legendary Grantland Rice, Vanderbilt man, hall-of-fame sportswriter, and pretend winning and losing donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really matter, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how you play the game. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe it. Not a word of it. Ask Butch. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is

Sounding the alarm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s part of the job Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen the daily paper. Why do some people (ahem!) keep raising questions about the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pension system? The administration has done enough. Let sleeping dogs lie... And so it goes. Keep a low profile. Leave the worrying to someone else, perhaps in another term. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a drop (probably $1 million) in a very large bucket. Not so. I say sound the alarm as needed. Council members have a public steward role. We represent you, the taxpayer. Just going along with the crowd doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cut it. Going against the grain isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t easy, though. I must admit, at times, it feels like you have just passed gas at a fancy garden party. Ladies in long gowns are scurrying for cover. It is a part of a city council memberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s job to guard the public funds. Under

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our Charter form of government, a majority of the nine-member council has to authorize the expenditures, initially in May-June when we review the mayorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s overall budget plan for the year and, later, as individual contracts and grants are proposed. Those items appear on the councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s agenda every second week. Most of them are routine, but they still need approval. Separation of powers. Checks and balances. Keep the system open and honest. Our pension system is underfunded. We have a duty to act in a fiscally sound

way. As a city, we currently pay approximately $25 million per year of our roughly $210 million annual operating budget into the pension system. At least half of that is to reduce the underfunding of at least $173 million as of Sept. 30, 2016. Whatever the exact amount, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s big money. (Note: the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contribution rate was closer to $8 million/year a decade ago; by contrast, city workers still pay in something like $5 million per year). Market risk under the original pension system is on the city, hence you. We need to constantly look for ways to cut needless costs. That is why last week I raised the question of the need, and now clear authority, to adjust the cost of living adjustment provision (COLA) in the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pension system.

Chattanooga had just finishing litigating its right to make a pension system COLA reduction it adopted in 2014 as part of a threestep plan to save some $25 million; see Frazier vs Chattanooga, a federal court challenge of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reduction of COLA to roughly 1.5 percent by several union workers. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Nov. 4 that a COLA provision is not the same as a defined pension benefit; the latter is fully accrued and vested â&#x20AC;&#x201C; those benefits cannot under be reduced once the employee vests after 10 yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; service (under Tennessee case law). COLA, on the other hand, is added by the Legislature as annual adjustment, designed to help protect the retired worker from loss of buying power caused by inflation. It is subject to change.

Adjusting a pension for actual changes in the cost of living is fair (yet many pensions canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford to do even that). Ours is an unusual situation. Instead of merely offsetting the change in cost of living, i.e., keeping the value on an even plain, Knoxville grants pensioners a flat 3 percent adjustment even in years when actual inflation is more like 1½ percent or 2 percent â&#x20AC;&#x201C; something it has been in eight of the past 10 years. In effect, big-hearted COLA ends up gifting an unwar-

ranted pay raise at the taxpayerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expense. There is no rational basis for doing so. So, after I learned of the courtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ruling, I informed the mayor and council and suggested we need to change Knoxvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pension COLA to reflect actual changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI), up to a max of 3 percent. Technically, this may take a charter amendment, since that is where much of the pension is embedded. Whatever it takes, do it. The goal: fairness to pensioners, fairness to taxpayers.

GOSSIP AND LIES â&#x2013; Former Gov. Don Sundquist may be old, but heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quick. While talking Sunday on Inside Tennessee, his cell phone rang. Sundquist pulled it from his pocket, looked at the Caller ID and said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just Hillary, trying to sell me a car.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x2013; Betty Bean called the Sheriff â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office while working on a story. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hello, may I speak to Sheriff Jones?â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that first name?â&#x20AC;? said the person answering. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheriff !â&#x20AC;? said Bean. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not in,â&#x20AC;? said the person.

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‘Challenge what we know is wrong’ Elections matter. And I’m not talking about the one that (hopefully) ended yesterday. The Knox County Board of Education was fundamentally altered by the results of the last two election cycles, starting when Amber Rountree beat Pam Trainor in South Knoxville, Terry Hill survived a 4-way race in Hardin Valley and Patti Bounds won unopposed in North Knox County. Incumbents Doug Harris, Karen Carson and Tracie Sanger didn’t even seek re-election in 2016. All were replaced with board members (Tony Norman, Susan Horn, Jennifer Owen) who don’t support the top-down education model that relies on high-stakes testing. Mike McMillan was irrelevant when the pro-McIntyre faction controlled the board 8-1. He remains irrelevant, demonstrated by his tin-eared vote last week on testing. Rountree’s resolution to ask that end-of-year, standardized tests not count

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toward teacher evaluations or student grades passed 6-3, despite the opposition of Gov. Bill Haslam and interim Superintendent Buzz Thomas. On the short end were remnants of the McIntyre coalition – Gloria Deathridge and Lynne Fugate – and McMillan. Sending this resolution to Nashville means nothing, Fugate warned ominously. “The tests will count (without a state exemption).” Norman was conflicted over the political wisdom of antagonizing the Legislature, but in the end he summarized the vote: “It is right for us to challenge what we know is wrong.” Legislators should be mindful of voters, not the other way around. Which legislator would stand be-

fore the school board to defend high-stakes testing, top-down management and the influence of out-of-state donors? Harry Brooks? Bill Dunn? Roger Kane? Do you think the nefarious donors who hide behind PAC names like StudentsFirst care about kids or want to get their hands on the billions of dollars that fund education? Call me crazy, but I trust two groups to care most about kids: their parents and their teachers – professionals who have trained and committed to a relatively low-paying career for the personal satisfaction of seeing kids learn and grow. It was thrilling to see Farragut’s new alderman, Louise Povlin, stand as a parent to support Rountree’s resolution. Hear from the board: Hill: “Teachers in my district overwhelmingly support this resolution.” Owen: “Our first responsibility is to our kids. We are looking at something that has had a detrimental effect.”


Horn: “Our kids feel the stress of these tests.” Rountree: “This resolution is just specific to this year.” She called last year’s testing “a fiasco,” and said the Legislature “heard our concerns, yet forged ahead.” Bounds: “No one can Zenobia Dobson resay unequivocally that (the members the night she new testing system) will heard the Lonsdale Homes work.” She said a superin- recreation center was going tendent from a small county to be demolished. Clarence told her: “When one of the “Scooter” big four (counties) pushes Mitchback, they listen.” ell, who Norman: “We need to coached the unravel this thing that has Lonsdale become the driver of so Lakers much. … This resolution is basketball offensive to our legislative team, dedelegation; they have made livered the that clear. … But when you Dobson bad news. simplify the question, with Her elemenkids crying, teachers cry- tary school-aged boys, Zack ing, without a doubt, this and Zaevion, were Lakprocess that we’re in is de- ers, and Dobson, who was structive.” intent on keeping her sons Deathridge said kids busy and away from bad in her district “aren’t as influences, was instantly stressed,” and she suggest- worried. ed the stress might be comMitchell, who calls ing from parents who put Dobson by her lifelong the pressure on their kids to nickname “Tinkerbelle,” excel. said KCDC made a big mistake when it demolished the recreation center in the process of taking down Lonsdale Homes to make way for new townhouseFreeman and all other nom- style dwellings. “They inees is what his philosophy didn’t have the neighbortoward higher education hood’s children in mind,” is and what he wants to do Mitchell said. “Once they started for TSU. His response would be instructive. His politi- knocking down the rec cal ties are well known and centers, they started totally will not change. He should taking them out,” he said. not be disqualified on the “They eliminated afterbasis of politics alone. All school programs. You’re the boards should reflect a making the houses nice, but bipartisan membership as you ain’t putting nothing in the universities themselves there for the kids. Upgrading the projects, but it really should be nonpartisan. ■ Brian Noland, presi- hurt those kids. Now they’re dent of ETSU, reportedly hanging in the streets, seeapplied to be chancellor of ing things they don’t need UT Knoxville but withdrew to see.” He scrambled to find his application before the places for the Lakers to cutoff date. State law on open re- practice. “I always coached in the cords has been changed to keep secret all applications city where we didn’t have until the list is reduced to to pay, so practice facilities finalists. Noland is expected were always very limited. to seek UT President Joe They’d give you maybe DiPietro’s position when he an hour and they had 12 retires in three to five years. teams. That wasn’t enough If he had become chancel- time for me to teach what lor, that might have pre- I needed to teach as far as vented him for applying to fundamentals. “So I had to find other be president so soon after becoming chancellor. One places like an old Boys advantage he has is that he & Girls Club facility. The heat didn’t work but we actually knows Tennessee. DiPietro wants to see still used to practice. the new team in place on Parents like Tinkerbelle the Knoxville campus to would come and stay for follow Jimmy Cheek, and hours. My teams were then many observers expect really good. We were the him to retire by 2020 when Lakers and they knew the next governor is halfway when we were coming. We were disciplined. It’s thru his/her first term. ■ State Rep. Jimmy in them. They just gotta Matlock and Sen. Randy be watered. You got to get McNally are speakers next them early. That was their Monday, Nov. 14, at the safety net.” Dobson has become a West Knoxville Republican Club at the Red Lobster on seasoned public speaker since her son Zaevion was Kingston Pike at 6:30 p.m. Both are candidates for gunned down last Decemspeaker of their respective ber. She delivered the 2016 Charles H. Miller Lecture bodies. Public is invited.

Zenobia Dobson: Teens need safe spaces

Expect GOP pushback on Freeman NOTE: Since this column was written prior to the Nov. 8 general election, it is not possible to comment on what happened. That will come in future columns. Gov. Bill Haslam has announced 45 important appointments to the boards of six universities across the state. One name is triggering lots of talk among conservative GOP lawmakers. That person is Democratic fundraiser and mega-donor Bill Freeman, 65, being nominated to the board of Tennessee State University, which is the historically predominantblack university in Nashville. He is the recommendation of TSU president Glenda Glover. Freeman has been a generous donor to TSU over the years. Freeman is also a highoctane Democrat who contributes to various liberal candidates. He attended but did not graduate from the University of Tennessee. He left UT after his father died. He was an unsuccessful candidate for mayor of Nashville in 2015, when he spent $3.6 million. He is the single largest donor to both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in Tennessee. Former Democratic Party chair Chip Forrester is now employed by him. The Clintons (both Bill and Hillary) have been hosted three times at the Freeman home in Nashville. He is truly the George Soros of state Democrats. Former Vice President Al Gore’s office is in a Freemanowned building in the Green Hills area of Nashville.

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More relevant to GOP House Republicans is that Freeman only this past year donated $100,000 to the state Democratic Party for the sole purpose of recapturing the Tennessee House for the Democrats. That means retiring over 25 of the existing GOP House members who may not want to retire. Freeman is also actively exploring a 2018 run for governor as a Democrat as you read this, along with former Nashville mayor Karl Dean. There are also at least five Republicans testing the waters for governor, including Knoxville business owner Randy Boyd. Freeman is a very generous donor to civic causes as well. He attended a luncheon this summer hosted by Bill and Crissy Haslam where the $40 million campaign for private donations for the new State Museum was advocated. It is not known if he has made a pledge yet as the donor list has not been released. In the eyes of Republican lawmakers, there is dismay that Haslam would name the most prominent and liberal Democratic fundraiser in the state to a nonpartisan position. They will ask how much time will Freeman spend helping TSU if he is also running for

governor? Will he push the Hillary Clinton higher education agenda while on the board? On the other hand, he genuinely is a champion of TSU, which needs all the help it can secure. He would be an active TSU advocate. It is not clear how the confirmation hearings by the House and Senate will occur and what questions, if any, will be posed to nominees. Will they be asked about their education philosophy, any financial conflicts they might have, disclosure of income as required at the federal level? The law establishing these new boards says that any nominee is approved unless the House and Senate by resolution disapprove. As a practical matter that would be tough to do and the governor could veto such a resolution. Lawmakers may ask that he pledge to suspend his political activities while he serves on the board. Some are asking why Haslam could not have found a less partisan Democrat to serve, such as former Gov. Phil Bredesen or former Nashville mayor Bill Purcell. Bredesen and Freeman, while both Democrats, are not friends. This is going to make for an interesting behind the scenes discussion in Nashville in January. On the other hand, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey has been nominated for the ETSU board, and he is widely applauded as a conservative voice. It seems to me the most valid questions to be asked

Betty Bean in Professional Responsibility last week at the University of Tennessee School of Law (Professor Miller was the founder of the legal aid clinic). She told the packed room about the night Zaevion died shielding two friends from a fusillade of bullets unleashed by gang members who didn’t even know the kids they were shooting at. She said she was “devastated, but not surprised. “I heard the gunshots right after he left the house. They (Zaevion and his brother and their friends) were just doing what teenagers do. All children have a right to be safe in their own neighborhoods.” Dobson’s boys weren’t gang members, but Dobson said she’s now a member of a gang: “The Mommy Gang. I don’t believe in hopelessness.” And that’s why she has established the Zaevion Dobson Memorial Foundation, which will work to establish safe recreational centers in Lonsdale and other neighborhoods. Fifteen-year-old Zaevion, an honor student and budding football star at Fulton High School, became a national hero and was awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award this year. He worked as hard at academics as he did at sports, so his mother would like to see a library in the community center that she wants to become a reality by the spring of 2018, when Zaevion would have graduated. And one day she wants to address the issue of gun violence, too, but she recognizes the political difficulties of doing so in Tennessee, where the Republican supermajority in the Legislature would not be receptive to such action. So for now, she’s concentrating on safe spaces for young people, starting with Lonsdale, and moving out into other parts of the city, state and maybe the nation. That, she said, is how people can help. “We need your circle of influence,” she said. Info: zaeviondobson Donations may be sent to Jeremy Cook of Pinnacle Financial Partners at

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Bill Campbell, Saudra Long, Marie Worrell, Tara Wallace, Janet Nunn, Jean Folden, Joan Warise and Corey Wallace participate in doughnut eating at the Windsor Gardens fall festival.

■ All Knox County Senior Centers will be closed Friday, Nov. 11. ■ Corryton Senior Center 9331 Davis Drive 688-5882 Monday-Friday Offerings include: exercise classes; cross-stitch, card games; dominoes, crochet, quilting, billiards; Senior Meals program, 11 a.m. each Friday.

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Register for: Super Seniors meeting changed to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, due to Election Day. Fourth annual Corryton Chili Cook-off, 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17; bring side item or desert if not making chili. ■ Halls Senior Center 4405 Crippen Road 922-0416 Monday-Friday

Saundra Long, Janet Nunn, Natalie Perry, Marie Worrell and Betty Wildman are dressed for trick or treating. Activities included ring toss, bobbing for apples, popcorn machine, photo booth and pumpkin decorating.

Offerings include: card games; exercise classes; quilting, dominoes, dance classes; scrapbooking, craft classes; Tai Chi; movie matinee 2 p.m. Tuesdays. Register for: Field trip: Smoky Mountain Opry Christmas Show, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15; cost: $55; travel from Center on Rocky Top Tour Luxury bus. ■ The Heiskell Senior Center 1708 W. Emory Road. Info: Janice White, 548-0326 Upcoming: Seniors luncheon, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10; speaker: U.S. Rep. John Duncan; bring dessert. Mobile Meals each Wednesday; $2 donation requested; RSVP by noon Tuesday. ■ Morning Pointe Assisted Living 7700 Dannaher Drive 686-5771 or Ongoing event: Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers Support Group meets 1 p.m. each last Monday.

Sarah Scott celebrates 96 Sarah Scott is flanked by friends Sandy and Jim Fowler at her 96th birthday party. San dy is helping the revered community activist record her memoirs. “She is a great lady,” she says. Photo by Margaret Mercier

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Cassie, a 3yo retriever mix would dearly love to have her own home and a family she can love and trust. She has been waiting several months for this to happen. Cassie was abandoned by her owners and prior to that was obviously not shown a lot of love or attention, life at the end of a chain. Once she gets to know you she wants to much to give love and kisses. We are looking for a local family who would be willing to come and meet Cassie and spend some quality time with her, in a location she is very familiar with, before she goes to her new permanent home. Cassie like all Heartland dogs, is up-to-date with all vaccinations, on heartworm preventative and microchipped. Information about adopting can be found here:

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Birthdays at Morning Pointe Tonya Lobozzo and Lora Patterson (back) from Avalon Hospice join Dwight Patterson, Doris McCurdy and Margaret Herbison, Morning Pointe of Powell residents who celebrated birthdays in October. Community partners such as Avalon participate in residents’ special moments.


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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;A ll Comersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; welcome at Salem By Jake Mabe The prophet Jeremiah wrote that God has a plan for every human life. For John Holland, that plan has involved ministering to others. He served as Salem Baptist Churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pastor for a little more than 33 years before retiring in 2002. He then served as an interim pastor at various churches for the next eight and a half years. And his ministry continues. Five years ago, a need arose at Salem, Holland says, for a Sunday school class designed in part for those who attended church regularly but werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t active in Sunday school. So, Holland began teaching the All Comers class, which is just what its name suggests. Men and women of all ages are welcome. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an opportunity to meet a variety of interests and needs,â&#x20AC;? Holland says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve enjoyed it very much. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good experience, and I enjoy teaching.â&#x20AC;? His wife, Pat, is the class secretary. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She maintains the records and is very much in-

volved in relating to all the people,â&#x20AC;? said her husband of 56 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She handles all the correspondence for birthdays, sympathy cards, congratulatory cards, and she does it well.â&#x20AC;? The class averages about 60 members, and last Sunday, 55 attendees heard Holland speak about Jeremiahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ministry. He told the class that Jeremiah was young when God called him to preach, probably still a teenager, at first hesitant that he was too young to do so. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can understand that in a way. When I first started preaching, it was in my home church. They were very good to me and gave me lots of opportunities to preach. There was a man on the front row would say â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;amenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to everything I said. He was (well respected), and I was scared to death. One day he said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;John, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be OK when you take the bridle off.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;For the longest time, I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand that. But I think what he meant was that you need to be open to the leadership of the Lord in all that you say.â&#x20AC;?

When Jeremiah began his ministry, he was standing at the gate of the temple, preaching to those who entered. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Can you imagine that? What would you think if you walked into Salem this morning and the pastor was preaching as you passed him?â&#x20AC;? Using Jeremiah Chapter 7 as a reference, Holland said that through Jeremiahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s message, God reminded those entering the temple that merely entering a place of worship isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t special in and of itself. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something magical just because you come into the temple. Shiloh was a place of worship in the northern part of the country that did not follow the Lord, and the Lord destroyed it. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s saying to them, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen this before. It was a reminder. â&#x20AC;&#x153;God has a plan for all of us. He equips us. And, when we allow his Word to come through us, we then share it to our own community and then to the nations of the world. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He always promises His blessings to His people.

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John Holland teaches from Jeremiah in his All Comers Sunday school class at Salem Baptist Church. Photo by Jake Mabe

Those blessings are dependent upon Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grace, but are also dependent on our obedience to God.â&#x20AC;? John Holland knows of which he speaks. He continues to be obedient. You can see and hear it through his lessons, in the room marked â&#x20AC;&#x153;All Comers,â&#x20AC;? every Sunday morning at 9. Salem Baptist Church is at 8201 Hill Road. Info: 922-3490 or visit http://

Union Baptist ushers in fall By Sandra Clark

Mary and Harry Brooks


Church members hosted adults and kids on the grounds of Union Baptist Church on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Mary and state Rep. Harry Brooks held down the registration table, welcoming all. Their house is nearby and they are longtime church members. Pastor Craig Cummings called the Family Community Palooza an outreach. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everything is free, and we do it for the community.â&#x20AC;? Cummings said the church also helped Ritta Elementary School with its fall carnival. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were supposed to have inflatables, but the truck broke down.â&#x20AC;? The truck arrived near the festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s end. Dale Burress was there with a two-sided business card. He continues to be in the printing business at Neals Landing, but now he also runs Ark Studio Inc., a production and editing business for Christian video.


For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone. (Psalm 91:11-12 NRSV) We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature. (Abraham Lincoln, Inauguration, March 4, 1861). It has been a rough and tumble political campaign to say the least. It was not the roughest one in American history, to be sure, but plenty rough enough. Now, our task is to bind up our wounds, acknowledge our differences, and go forward as a United States. I am writing these words before Election Day. They will go into print the day after the election. So I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know the outcome. I feel for Lincoln, who on his first Inauguration, March 4, 1861, spoke those hopeful words quoted above, not knowing what lay ahead. The very next month, on April 12, 1861, Confederate troops fired on Fort Sumter and forced its surrender the next day. On April 15, Lincoln called for Union troops to regain the fort, which was regarded by the South as a declaration of war. I believe with all my heart that in that conflict, we learned the awful, painful lessons of civil war. Our pledge of allegiance to the American flag says it beautifully and firmly: â&#x20AC;&#x153;one nation, under God, indivisible.â&#x20AC;? Remember those words; believe in this country!


Juggles the Clown had a line for animal balloons. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been clowning for some 25 years, Juggles said, and is a deacon at Keith Avenue Baptist Church. Charlie Cook wore Western attire and seemed to enjoy the cake walk. He entered almost every time. It was the first time this writer has seen a cake walk to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Will There Be Any Stars in My Crown?â&#x20AC;? But why not? Church member Carla Keck had a long line for face painting â&#x20AC;&#x201C; probably because she is very, very good. She should team with Juggles and take their show on the road.

Charlie Cook adopts a Wild West look for the festival.


Dinner of chili and chips rounded out the festivities.

Community services

â&#x2013; Clappâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chapel UMC, 7420 Clapps Chapel Road, will host a free Thanksgiving lunch 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24. Free and open to the community. Reservations requested. Info/reservations: 687-4721. â&#x2013;  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. â&#x2013;  Dante Church of God, 410 Dante School Road, will distribute â&#x20AC;&#x153;Boxes of Blessingsâ&#x20AC;? (food) 9-11 a.m., or until boxes are gone, Saturday, Nov. 12. One box per household. Info: 689-4829. â&#x2013;  Ridgeview Baptist Church, 6125 Lacy Road, offers Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.


â&#x2013; First Comforter Church, 5516 Old Tazewell Pike, hosts MAPS (Mothers At Prayer Service) noon each Friday. Info: Edna Hensley, 771-7788. â&#x2013;  Fountain City UMC, 212 Hotel Road, hosts Griefshare, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays. 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. â&#x2013;  Powell Church, 323 W. Emory Road, hosts Recovery at Powell each Thursday. Dinner, 6 p.m.; worship, 7; groups, 8:15. The program embraces people who struggle with addiction, compulsive behaviors, loss and life challenges. Info: or 938-2741.

Special events

â&#x2013; St. Paul UMC Fountain City, 4014 Garden Drive, hosts Agapeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; CafĂŠâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; each fourth Wednesday. Dinner is served 5:30-7 p.m., and the public is invited. Nov. 30 program: Brenda Logan will present the Heifer Project, an international organization dedicated to assisting third world families to become self-sustaining. Info: 687-2952.

Special services

â&#x2013; Alder Springs Missionary Baptist Church, 556 Hickory Star Road, Maynardville, will hold revival 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, and 7 p.m. through the week. Evangelists will be the Rev. Tim Inklebarger and the Rev. Greg Goodman. Everyone welcome.

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â&#x2013; Beaumont Avenue Baptist Church, 1502 Beaumont Ave., will host the annual Rule High School Day on Sunday, Nov 13. Coffee, doughnuts and fellowship, 10 a.m. Special Rule service, 11 a.m. Info: 524-5024. â&#x2013;  Oaks Chapel American Christian Church, 934 Raccoon Valley Road, will hold revival 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, and continuing through the week at 7 p.m. Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s revival, 6 p.m. The ministers will be the Rev. Randy Collins and the Rev. Zack King. Everyone welcome.



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Women’s firsts! By Kip Oswald Last week, I wrote about Hassie Gresham, the first female high school principal in Tennessee, and I had written about Sarah Moore Greene, who was the first black member of the Knoxville Board of Education. When I told my mom about these women, she told me Grammie was the first girl class president of her high school. Since Kinzy wants to be the first woman in our family to go to college and become a doctor, her research brain turned on to find out about other women who had been the first women to do really important stuff. By the time you read this, the presidential election will be over and Hillary Clinton may be the first woman president, but even if not, many women have been the first to do important jobs! Here are just a few. I thought Hillary Clinton was the first woman to run for president of the United States, but I was wrong. In 1872, Victoria Woodhull ran for president of the United States. The very first woman ever elected to any political office was Susanna Salter in 1887 when she was elected mayor of Argonia, Kan. Salter was elected by men because women couldn’t even vote for another 33 years. Another woman also elected to an important office by men before women could vote was Jeannette Rankin, who was the first woman to be elected to the

U.S. House of Representatives in 1916. It wasn’t long before women became senators and governors, too. In 1922, Rebecca Felton became the first woman senator, and in 1925, Nellie Tayloe Ross the first woman governor, of Wyoming. Women have been in almost every important office. Madeline Albright was the first woman to be Secretary of State and Janet Reno, the first Attorney General. Sandra Day O’Connor was the first woman justice on the Supreme Court. Women have been the first to do some cool fun things, too! In 1901, Annie Taylor was the first person or woman to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel! In 1932, Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, and in 1983, Sally Ride was the first woman sent into space. Women have sports success, too. Wilma Rudolph was the first woman in history to win three gold medals in track and field in one Olympics. Jackie Mitchell was one of the first female pitchers in professional baseball history. She pitched for the Chattanooga Lookouts minor league baseball team and struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game! These women have proven that all of us can be anything we want to be! Send your comments



Ely Driver points to his slide of vintage American cars restored and in use by Cuban drivers. Photos by Ruth White

Rotarians bring news of Cuba By Sandra Clark The North Knoxville Rotary Club roared into our Leaders Club at Sarah Moore Greene Magnet Academy last week. What fun! Phyllis Driver, club president, and her husband, Ely Driver, brought a PowerPoint and several souvenirs from their trip to Cuba. They were among the first to visit there after President Obama modified travel restrictions. “I wanted to go now to see it like it is,” Phyllis said. “Change is coming.” Ely had a well-crafted history of Cuba since the 1960s to explain the island’s rocky relationship with the United States. He mentioned key words and phrases that are ancient history to these fifthgraders but are vivid in the memories of those of us over 60: Batista, Fidel Castro, Bay of Pigs, CIA, Russian missiles, JFK, U-2 spy plane, embargo. “Kennedy said, ‘Take them out,’ and the Russians said, ‘No.’ Things got very, very tense.” After the crisis was resolved in the 1960s, the USA imposed an embargo that remains today.

There was no travel between the United States and Cuba. Cuba could not buy anything from the USA including auto parts. That’s why Cubans still drive cars from the 1950s. Now those sanctions are easing, Ely Driver said. Phyllis took up the story: “We went on an arts and culture tour in March 2016. We flew to Miami where we stayed overnight to be indoctrinated. Then we flew into Camaquey, Cuba.” Ely interjected: “The hotel was very nice but we did not have hot water. In fact, we lived for five days without hot water.” There were 20 people in their group including another Knoxvillian. The PowerPoint showed pictures of Ely dancing with Cuban women. It certainly looked like they were having fun. Other slides showed buildings in rehab and others very dilapidated. Phyllis said the Cubans are supportive of education through grade 12. In high school, the students take academic classes in the mornings and attend trade school in the afternoons. Trades include leather work, hair and cosmetics, dance and baseball.

Phyllis Driver shows a ceramic bowl from Cuba.

KeShawn Jackson’s eyes lit up at the thought of playing baseball every day. Phyllis said the restrictions were so onerous that Cuban baseball players wanting to play in the USA had to renounce their country. They could never return and could not send money to their families. She talked about Santeria, “a combination of voodoo and Catholicism,” in which adherents had specific restrictions. Some could eat only half of a fish; others could not eat watermelon. She said the priesthood is hereditary and many Cubans had an altar in their home. Other homes contain private businesses such as a manicurist or barber. There are privately owned businesses, but most are small. There is a very large Catholic presence in Cuba. As travel restrictions are lifted, there’s a great interest by Americans to travel to Cuba, Phyllis said. But the ports there can only port two cruise ships at a time. “That will change.” “And they had better get hot water,” Ely joked.

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KeShawn Jackson holds two baseballs, both signed by Cuban players, which the Drivers brought back from Cuba. twice. First from TVA after 25 years and again from Pellissippi State Community College. He has degrees from Vanderbilt University and Stanford. Phyllis Driver retired as an accounting professor at Carson-Newman University. She is the oldest of nine children, she told the Leaders Club. She always wanted to travel and has managed to visit many countries. “If you study hard, go to college and get a good job, you can go anywhere you want to,” she said. She and Ely will return soon to talk about their adventures in China. They also are lining up other Rotarians to talk about their travels.

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Gibbs honors Eagles of the Month

Sterchi hosted a successful and fun book character parade under the direction of principal Snow (Lynn) White and her crew. Pictured are (front) Officer Linda Black, Rebecca Wilson, Stacey Shafer, Mary Saylor; (back) Lynnsey Metcalf, Lynn White, Cindie Carden, Jennifer Weaver, Missy Luallen, Kathy King and Amy Campbell.

Sterchi teacher Rusty Loveday portrayed his favorite book character, Spookley the Square Pumpkin, during the book parade. Photos by Ruth White

Buddy Tarver scholars recognized The recipients of the 2016 Buddy Tarver Memorial Scholarship were recognized during football senior night at Halls High School. Pictured at the event are Donnie Clift (holding daughter Emma), Tessa Clift (holding son Owen), Susan Tarver, Edith Tarver and recipients Daylan Bright and Sami Jo DePetro. Tarver was a member of the class of 1979 and a four-year starter for the Red Devils. He played at UT Martin and after graduation, returned to Halls and worked for Phil Nichols State Farm for 24 years. He was diagnosed with ALS and lost his battle on July 14, 2013. Photo submitted

Blake Gibbs High School recognizes two students from each grade every month and honors them for participating in the classroom, assisting others and being good citizens. Recently selected Eagles of the Month are: Ninth grade: Caitlyn Burris and Samuel Turner. Caitlyn is known for completing her work and helping other students any chance she gets, even before she is asked. She is also known for having a great attitude in class. Samuel is said to display great leadership in the classroom. He not only excels academically but he also helps students around him when they are struggling. Sophomores: Dylan Singleton and Tanner Craft. Dylan arrives to class on time and always prepared to do her work. She is willing to help others and will frequently go to the board and explain a complex problem to the class. Tanner is known to work

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Jim Tumblin

George W. Callahan was born on June 11, 1862, the son of James F. and Susan Avery Callahan. He was born in Chambersburg, Pa., in a city connected with one of the iconic events of the Civil War. On Oct. 10-11 of that year, intrepid Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart led his cavalry

on a two-day, 100-mile raid of the city. He attempted to cut Union Gen. George McClellan’s supply lines in a prelude to the Battle of Gettysburg, which would occur the following July. The Callahan family moved to Knoxville when George was still young, and he received his early education in the Knox County schools. He later attended Powell High School before being employed with the Fenton Marble Co. as a stonecutter. By 1900, he had his own contracting firm and won the bid for 80 miles of railway track between Cheraw and Columbia, S.C. In 1902-1904 he constructed the 38-mile Louisville and

Nashville line from LaFollette to the Kentucky line. He constructed 75 miles of the Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic Railway during 1905-1906. Then he received a large contract to double track the L&N from Nashville to Birmingham in 1913 and another to revise the grades on the Seaboard Air Line Railway in North Carolina in 1916. After building the Tennessee Central from Lebanon to Nashville and some work for the Southern and the Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway, Callahan retired from railroad building in 1917 to concentrate on highway construction.

The 24-room Callahan Mansion (Amberwood Hall) was the jewel on the 1,100-acre Callahan plantation in Dante, five miles north of Knoxville, with its miniature zoo and carousel for his children and prized herd of 50 Jersey cows. Photograph courtesy of Betsey B. Creekmore

Callahan was elected city became a member of the alderman (1892-1893) and so-called “Kid Council,” a group of young, progressive business people active in city government. In adRVING SINCE E S SPECIAL dition to partnership in sevINTRODUCTORY eral enterprising concerns, PRICING Callahan became a director and major stockholder of the City National Bank. BATH TISSUE 12 ROLLS He also became an upVANILLA OR PAPER TOWELS 6 ROLLS to-date progressive farmer ICE CREAM LOCALLY MANUFACTURED when he acquired the old Gallon IN CALHOUN, TN Callahan homestead (Valley View Farm) on Central Avenue Pike on the northern slope of Black Oak Ridge. He bought more acreage and improved the soil and devel6818 Maynardville Highway • 922-4800 • Sun 10-6; Mon-Sat 8-9 oped one of the most fertile plantations in the state with grain, grass, vegetables and livestock in abundance. An undated newspaper article, “Callahan Home Affords Glimpse of Old South,” FRESH describes the Callahans’ H BAGGED SPINAC 24-room mansion (Amberwood Hall): The house inside is beauEa. tifully arranged – a huge reception room on either side of the entrance, a library lined with books, a music room and “parlor,” a dining room with deep seats and built-in china closets with leaded glass doors, a tiled breakfast room one entire side of which is glass with pink climbing roses bobbing HONEYSUCKLE against the window panes. TURKEY BREAST Brackets for fern baskets SCALLOPED CHICKEN STUFFING and bird cages are built in POTATOES the walls. The kitchen has a 4.7 4 4. .7 7 Oz. Oz z.. Lb. marble floor and wainscoting. On the second floor a screened-in sleeping porch FAMOUS NAME goes all across the front BRAND of the house and here and there one finds what were called airing porches. With their hand-wrought iron railings they look more like Romeo and Juliet balcoCOMPARE AT $ 50 nies, but were built for nothing more romantic than to give the bedding a sun bath. Each bedroom has a private bath, dressing room and built-in cedar closet. Little desks are still in the schoolroom where governesses 15 Oz. and tutors taught the CalG IN SELECT PUDD 99 lahan children their “three IX OR PIE FILLING M FAMOUS R’s” and carried them to NAME the eighth grade when they BRAND were permitted to attend the convent in Nashville. In one corner of the second floor is the chapel where WHILE COMPARE AT Cardinal Gibbons said mass SUPPLIES ¢ on several occasions. … Mr. LAST! Callahan has his own gas plant for lighting the house 54 Oz. and outbuildings and later installed electric lights but 40 Oz. a delightfully old fashioned BRAND 14 Oz. 10.5 Oz. lamp post still stands supNAME WHIPPED GREAT porting a huge gas lamp that G IN PP TO PRICE makes me think of London 16 OZ. streets years and years ago. The children had a real merry-go-round and a sixroom two-story doll house to play in. The tiny furniture is still in the doll house, but dusty and abandoned now.



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George W. Callahan, prominent railroad and highway builder, was also a city alderman and member of the “Kid Council” of the 1890s. Photograph courtesy of the McClung Historical Collection, Men of Affairs, 1917

… In the carriage house are two broughams in perfect condition with the family crest painted on the door. … A surrey and a buggy are in the carriage house too and a couple of sleighs that make us realize how much more snow Knoxville must have had in the old days. A portion of this 1,100acre estate was set aside as a park where Mr. Callahan had deer and foxes and even buffaloes. There were also many pheasants on the place. The herd of some 50 Jersey cows grazed on acres of rich meadow land and as many acres more were devoted to raising hay to feed the stock in winter. Fruit trees were planted on the hills, vegetables of every sort grew in the garden, large crops of wheat and corn were raised every year. It is estimated that Mr. Callahan spent at least $75,000 on farm implements alone. George W. Callahan passed away suddenly on Nov. 18, 1927, at 65 years of age. His services were held at the Church of the Holy Ghost and he was interred in the Calvary Cemetery. He was survived by his wife, the former Carolyn Louise Graw of Lancaster, Pa., and his four daughters, including Miss Katherine Callahan, one of the St. Bernard Sisters of Mercy. The Callahan property was later used as a convent for the Sisters (Villa Marie). Also surviving their sibling were his five brothers and one sister who were living in five states from Florida to California. Callahan’s memory stays alive in a busy road and in a monument in Bethel Cemetery. Atop a tall marble shaft there stands a Confederate soldier, designed by Lloyd Branson to appear life-size when viewed from ground level. Constructed of Tennessee gray marble quarried nearby, it was erected by George W. Callahan and Brothers and measures 12 feet square at the base and 48 feet high. The cost was $4,500, and contributors included both Confederate and Union veterans. Dr. Tumblin’s latest book, Fountain City: Those Who Made a Difference, is available at Page’s Fountain City Pharmacy, Pratt’s Country Store, the East Tennessee History Center, Union Avenue Books and online.

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Norris Dam State Park gets trail-building machine $84,000 grant will enable better trail maintenance

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Wine tasting is Nov. 11 Pictured at a ceremonial check presentation are: Brock Hill, deputy commissioner of Tennessee Department of Parks and Conservation; Gov. Bill Haslam; Julie Graham; Mark Morgan, Norris Dam State Park manager; state Sen. Ken Yager; and Bob Martineau, commissioner of Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Julie and Chuckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts are greatly appreciated by the park staff,â&#x20AC;? said park manager Mark Morgan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The park will not only reap the reward of their hard work but so will the adjacent

Rural/Metro acquires land for new fire hall

new station will have three Rural/Metro fire chief vehicle bays, sleeping quarJerry Harnish has con- ters and administrative offirmed construction of a fices. This is not a replacement new fire hall between Halls station, Harnish said, but and Powell near I-75. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We should start con- is being built to enhance struction in fall 2017,â&#x20AC;? he response time in a fastarea. Rural/ said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The developer has growing closed on the land.â&#x20AC;? The Metro is a subscription site is behind Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Reilly Auto fire protection and first Parts on a cul-de-sac called responder service. Info: Norman Jack Lane. The 865-560-0239 or susan.

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Another option for insulating homes By Margie Hagen As cold weather approaches, homeowners are looking for ways to reduce energy costs and keep home temperatures comfortable at the same time. Foam insulation is one choice to consider. Available for more than 25 years, foam insulation has seen improvements in formulation technology and installation. The use of formaldehyde in the product has been greatly reduced and is now rated well below Environmental Protection Agency requirements. Primarily used in existing homes and commercial buildings, benefits of foam

watershed and ultimately the visitors using these trails.â&#x20AC;? The Recreation Educational Trail Program (RTP) is a federal-funded, stateadministered grant program. RTP provides grant

funding for land acquisition for trails, trails maintenance and restoration/rehabilitation, trail construction and trailhead support facilities. All grant projects must be on publicly owned land.

BIZ NOTES â&#x2013; Karen McKeehan, a civil engineer with the city of Knoxville since 2006, has been awarded the 2016 Young Engineer Award by the Tennessee Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). McKeehan Dr. Chaudhry â&#x2013;  Fahd A. Chaudhry, M.D., interventional cardiologist, has joined East Tennessee Heart Consultants, located at Physicians Regional Medical Center, 900 East Oak Hill Avenue, Suite 600. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular conditions, including coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease, heart valve disorders and vein diseases. â&#x2013;  Fountain City Business and Professional Association meets 11:45 a.m. each second Wednesday, Central Baptist Church fellowship hall. President is John Fugate, or 688-0062.

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an evening of fun, food, fellowship and great wine at the Rotary Club of Farragutâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 16th annual Wine Tasting and Hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres on Friday, Nov. 11. The tasting at SouthEast Bank in The Renaissance Center in Farragut begins at 6 p.m. The address is 12700 Kingston Pike. Stephanie Myers, who is directing this event, is selling tickets for $65 each. Every penny raised is going to support Rotary Internationalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s End Polio Now campaign and the other local community projects the club supports year in and year out. Farragut Rotarian Sam Mishu covers all of the food costs. The Copper Cellar is catering the dinner. Club member Sam Taylorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dixie Lee Wines & Liquors is donating the wines. There will be a great silent auction as well. If you are interested in attending, visit the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website at and click on the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Contact Usâ&#x20AC;? button in the top right corner of the page. â&#x2013;

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Face of F.A.S.T. Stroke poster ‘works’ for Knoxville nurse When Kathy Jennings looked in the mirror, the face looking back at her reminded her of the woman on the stroke posters inside the elevators at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. It was a face that frightened her because, like the lady in the poster, Jennings’ face was drooping – evidence that she too was in the midst of a stroke. She knew this not only because she’s a 52-year-old licensed practical nurse, but also because she and her husband saw the F.A.S.T. (Face, Arm, Speech, Time) poster detailing symptoms on their frequent trips to Fort Sanders Regional to visit a sick friend. “I don’t know how many times we saw that poster in the elevator, but it works,” Jennings said. “That’s how my husband recognized what was happening to me. I couldn’t really talk but when he looked up and saw me … I never saw him move so fast.” It was June 1, her first day of vacation and a day she would later describe as “the best day I ever had.” Her daughter had delivered her first grandchild the day before, and she planned a couple of weeks off to enjoy the occasion. But as she relaxed on her back patio, sipping wine while watching her husband mow the lawn, Jennings felt her left arm tingle. “I thought that it must be falling asleep. So I didn’t think much about it and reached over to take a drink of my wine and it fell out of my mouth,” she said. “I knew about numbness, tingling and facial drooping being signs of a medical condition, so I came in to take a baby aspirin which I later found out you shouldn’t do. But when I saw my face in the mirror, I could picture the lady’s face in the elevator at Fort Sanders. I knew I

Kathy Jennings is back to normal after receiving treatment at Fort Sanders Regional, a comprehensive stroke center.

needed to call 911 but I couldn’t – it just wasn’t working. So I went back outside, and my husband called 911.” With her face, arms and speech affected, the only letter remaining in the F.A.S.T. checklist was “time” – how quickly one responds. That’s because time is critical when a stroke hits. While there is a four-hour window in which doctors can administer the life-saving, clot-busting drug tPA (tissue Plasmogenic Activator), brain cells are dying every second the brain is deprived of oxygen-rich blood. The result can mean permanent disability or even death. Within 15 minutes of her attack, Jennings was in an ambulance on the way to Fort Sanders’ Comprehensive Stroke Center, a facility recognized by the Joint Commis-

sion, American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association as an industry leader in highly specialized stroke care. “Luckily I had enough brains left to say, ‘Take me to Fort Sanders,’” said Jennings, adding that her symptoms were mysteriously coming and going. “Certain hospitals have certain specialties and I just felt that Fort Sanders is where I needed to go. They took good care of me and I’m here because of it. They saved my life.” Looking over her CT scan, Fort Sanders neurohospitalist Arthur Moore, MD says Jennings was Arthur Moore, “very lucky,” and MD surviving the or-

deal without any lasting effects is nothing short of “amazing.” That’s because Jennings’ stroke was classified as a “right-sided MCA ischemic stroke,” meaning the clot was blocking the middle cerebral artery to the brain. The MCA is by far the largest cerebral artery and is the vessel most commonly affected by strokes. Likewise, removing MCA clots via embolectomy has become almost routine at Fort Sanders Regional. “We do that all the time,” said Dr. Moore, adding that FSRMC began performing middle coronary embolectomies more than a decade ago. “We did roughly 140 of them last year,” he said. “By far, we are the highest-volume stroke center around.” While Dr. Moore has vast experience with this type of procedure, Jennings’ case was not routine. “Hers was something we call an M3 distribution,” said Dr. Moore. “Imagine the MCA as a big artery that we can typically pull a clot out of. Like a tree, the blood vessels start to branch out, getting smaller with each branch. Kathy’s clot was located in an M3 level vessel, making it too small for us to get because we do not have tools small enough to reach it.” There was, however, good news – her blockage was only partial, which explained why her symptoms mysteriously came and went while waiting for the ambulance, again while riding in the ambulance, and once again in the CT room at Fort Sanders. Once it was clear that the location of her clot wouldn’t permit removal by embolectomy, she was immediately given the clot-busting medicine. Within minutes, Jennings was her old self again. “If you are getting flow around the clot, even if there’s just a little space, your symptoms are not going to be very pronounced and they’re not going to become permanent because you’re getting enough flow to supply it,” said Dr. Moore. “Those are the types of clots that respond to the clotbusting medicine best because

the tPA can actually surround the clot and dissolve it from all sides. That’s why she had such a good response.” Although Jennings felt fine and had no weaknesses, she would remain hospitalized for two more days. “It’s not just about treating somebody’s stroke – it’s about finding out why they had the stroke and what we can do to prevent the next one. That takes some time,” said Dr. Moore. “Not only that, but when somebody gets that clot-busting medicine, it can cause bleeding, which obviously is something you don’t want to see but if you do, you want them to be in the intensive care unit where we can address it quickly. So for the first 24 hours, we have to keep them in an ICU. Typically, the extra time is to make sure we have dotted all our I’s and crossed all our T’s when it comes to figuring out why somebody had a stroke.” Testing during those two days revealed that Jennings, like 20 percent of the population, had a patent foramen ovale (PFO), or a congenital “hole” in the atrial septum of her heart. While a clot can potentially pass through that hole and into the middle cerebral artery, what caused Jennings’ stroke remains unknown. She did, however, have two risk factors – smoking and hypertension. “You think you’re healthy, and then, all of a sudden, BAM!” said Jennings. “The Fort Sanders ED and the stroke team and the people in ICU were just phenomenal! They really were. They were wonderful! I’m thankful I was a nurse and knew enough to go because when it started and then eased off, I might have blown it off and it wouldn’t have been good. The posters work. When my husband saw my face, he said, ‘You looked just like that lady in the elevator.’ He knew enough to call 911 because of that. So, it worked for me.” For more information about stroke services offered at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, visit

The first Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center in East Tennessee When it comes to treating strokes, no other hospital in our region offers a more advanced level of care than Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Fort Sanders was the first in East Tennessee to earn an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification by The Joint Commission, a nonprofit organization that accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care programs in the United States. This “gold-seal” advanced certification means that Fort Sanders is recognized as having the most advanced and effective treatments available for stroke today. Certification through The Joint Commission involves extensive training for the staff, documentation of effectiveness, and inspection of the hospital by The Joint Commission. Part of certification is having a team of “neurohospitalists” on staff. These physicians treat only stroke and neurological cases in the hospital, 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Instead of waiting for a doctor to arrive from his or her pri-

vate practice, Fort Sanders has neurologists on hand. “It makes access to specialized neurologists easier,” said James Hora, MD, one of the neurohospitalists at Fort Sanders. “We have 24/7 coverage, and this provides rapid access to a neurologist for acute neurologic problems.” Arthur Moore, MD, was hired in July 2014 as medical director for the center. “With our Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Certification, we offer the highest level of care for all patients. Whether they have surgery or not, we’re there to give their bodies the best chance to heal and recover,” he explained. Some stroke patients can be treated with minimally invasive surgical options. Using brain angioplasty, stents and aneurysm surgery, Fort Sanders surgeons can remove tiny clots, stop brain bleeds and insert tiny stents to hold open delicate arteries. “Using a catheter, we thread a tiny wire into the artery in the groin, and up to the brain,” explained Keith Wood-

ward, M.D., a neuro-interventional radiologist at Fort Sanders. “Then we can use a special device to pull the clot out, or sometimes we can inject it with medicine and dissolve it while we’re in there.” Most stroke patients need follow-up care after the initial event, and patients at Fort Sanders have access to the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center, an award winning rehabilitation center. About one-third of the Patricia Rehabilitation Neal Center’s patients are stroke patients. Having everything – speedy emergency care, advanced surgical techniques, and the best in rehabilitation – makes Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center the smart choice for stroke care. Remembering this poster that hangs in the elevators at Fort Sanders helped Kathy’s husband identify that she was having a stroke.

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Services Offered

Sports and Imports

Air Cond/Heating

BMW Z3 - 1998. gar. kept, mint cond., 39K mi., $14,500. 865-607-3007 (865)573-3549.

MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS - 2013. 350, silver, driver assist, nav. sys., blue tooth, 3.5L V6, 17” whls., premium 1 pkg., luxury pkg., exc. cond., 70K mi. $23,900, (865)588-6250 8am-5pm. SUBARU FORESTER 2004. AWD, 5-Spd, Htd Seats, sunrf, new tires, tow pkg 182K mi. $2,850. (865)266-3695. TOYOTA CAMRY - 2001. all power, extra clean car. $2695. Phone (865)308-2743.

4 Wheel Drive CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 - 2002. 4-wheel drive 216,600 mi., $5,000. (865)385-2635. FORD F-150 - 2008. F150 XL Triton 4 x 4, automatic 5L V-8 good condition, one owner, Will listen to offers. 49,370 mi., $14,000. (817)360-8100.

Sport Utility Vehicles Chev Suburban LT 2015, leather, dual DVDs, 19K mi, $33,900. (423)295-5393.


Tree Service

Roger Hankins 497-3797

Corvette Conv. 2002, 42,570 mi, AT w/ heads up display, blue w/blk int., exc cond. $19,000. (423)923-7274. KIA FORTE EX - 2012. Exc. cond. AT, all power, 27k mi. 11,000/b.o. Phone (865)250-4443.


Owner Operator

BMW Z3 - 2002. 2.5I, 50K mi., garaged, 5 spd., black on black w/bra, $9,750, retro styling. (865)988-7414.

HOMETOWN AIR “Back to the basics”

Pruning • Logging Bush Hogging Stump Removal Insured

BUICK - 1957. 1957 Special 2 Door Hardtop, PS, PB, New Coker tires, 100% Original paint upholstery chrome, HPOF Original certified by AACA 72 mi., $27,900. (865)4062684. CHEVROLET BUSINESS COUPE GASSER - 1951. 461 CU in big block Muncie 4 sp. 9” Ford rear. New old style Amer. wheels, new tires, eng. built by Custom Race Engines. (865)388-1799 FORD TRUCK 1939, 327 Chev. eng., Muncie 4 spd, ‘64 Chevy differentials, Vintage air, $19,000 (423)263-1123. Mercedes Benz 1987 560SL, repainted in beautiful signal red clear coat. Tan leather int. Hardtop & custom tan soft top. Eng. & trans in exc cond. Recently underwent full service inspection. Several after-market upgrades. Must see to appreciate. $10,000 firm. 865-525-4266 or PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 1965 Conv., all orig., 40,500 mi., all pwr., AC, 389 V8 4 barrel, AT, new top, $12,500. May take partial trade, 865-368-0074.



Vehicles Wanted

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

Cleaning Services


Great references available. Call (865)661-3990 or (865) 254-5922


Call Christian Lady Cleaning. Reliable w/references.

Breeden's Tree Service Aerial bucket truck Stump grinding Brush chipper Bush hogging Trimming & removing Licensed and insured Over 30 yrs. experience

Free estimates



865-216-5052 865-856-8106

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

Blank’s Tree Work


All hardwood. $60 a rick delivered. Call (865)922-0943 or (865)3327055.

General Services


Can fix, repair or install anything around the house! Appliances, ceramic tile, decks, drywall, fencing, electrical, garage doors, hardwoods, irrigation, crawlspace moisture, mold & odor control, landscape, masonry, painting, plumbing. Any Remodeling Needs you wish to have done or completed! Retired Vet. looking to keep busy.

Call (865)281-8080


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


2008 Jayco Featherweight Hybrid, $9,000 (865) 567-2657. FLEETWOOD EXPEDITION Motor Home, 2005, 38’, 38N, new tires, exc. cond. 24k mi. $67,900. (865)566-6960.


Motorcycles/Mopeds HARLEY DAVIDSON 2008 - motorcycle. Mod. 20C. Body type RS. Lots of opt. 9k mi. $5995/b.o. (865)405-7859 HARLEY DAVIDSON Dyna Glide Low 2015, 2600 mi., Payoff, $11,388, pyt. $200 mo. Call or Text (865)250-6584. HONDA 250 Big Scooter 2001, low mi, exc cond, new tires, $1500 firm. (865)360-8656 only serious inquiries

MOTORCYCLES WANTED Before 1980. Running or not! Japanese, British, European, American Top$Cash$ paid. Free appraisals! CALL 315-569-8094 Email pictures or description to:

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


Roof & gutter cleanup, window cleaning & caulking, door & ceiling caulking, leaf removal, mobile home work, small odd jobs. Free estimates. Call (865)337-1680


between 2010 and the present time, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Attorney Charles H. Johnson 1-800-535-5727



PLUMBING CO. All Types of Residential & Commercial Plumbing


Tree Services

Bi-weekly. Call (865)206-0772



Interior Pruning, Complete Removal, Power Stump Grinding

Find help here Action Ads

AND POWER STUMP GRINDER Free est, 50 yrs exp!

Garage Sales

Family owned & operated since 1962 Toll Free

877-652-9017 Mark Houston,


FEEDER CALF SALE Fri. Nov. 11, 8pm


Insured • Free Estimates

922-0645 Workers Comp Liability

Wanted to Buy WANT TO BUY standing hardwood or pine in Blount & surrounding counties. By acre. Min. 5. (865) 206-7889 WANT TO BUY STANDING TIMBER, Hardwood & Pine 865-982-2606 & 865-382-7529.


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 PEYTON MANNING - Memorabilia, Helmets, jerseys, pictures. (865)320-5120

Exercise Equipment NORDIC TRACK E5 VI ELLIPTICAL EXERCISER - Gently used - about 6 years old $200, (865)247-1655 TREADMILL - ProForm - 975 SpaceSaver, all extras. Runs fine, good shape. Cost $1600, sell $200. (865)388-2926

Lawn & Garden 2016 Mahindra Tractor, diesel, Loader, landscape, bushhog, Payoff, $24,800, pyt $400 mo. Call/text 865-250-6584

Med Equip & Supplies NEW QUICKIE PULSE6 motorized wheelchair. $950. Jet Hovaround, new batt. & tires, looks good, $450. New box of Pulsox Prosthetics sox for amputated leg. $20. New Harmar outside lift w/swing away $700. Older outside lift $100. (304)412-1403 POWER WHEELCHAIR/SCOOTER FOR SALE - Shoprider Streamer (865)3121013

CREATIVE ENDEAVORS SPECIAL EVENT SALE - Unique items, crafts, and baked goods. O’Conner Center, 611 Winona St. Nov. 9th, 8:30am-2pm. Contact 865-523-1135 for more info. ESTATE SALE - Sat. Nov. 12th, 8am-3pm. Lifetime collection of antiques, glasswares, ironwares, jewelry, crocks, jars, cane bottom chairs, quilts, furniture, & much more! Hwy 33 to Loyston Rd., to left on Chestnut Ridge Rd., 1.5 miles to sale on the left. Call (865)207-6036 for more information.

AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERDS, 8 wks. old, 3 black tris, 1 red tris, all males, also 8 mo. old fem. S & W, $200 ea. Call 865-690-1623. BICHON FRISE puppies, 8 wks old, M&F, family raised, potty & crate trnd started, $800. (865)607-5463

DOBERMAN AKC puppies, M&F, chocolate & rust, 6 weeks old, $600 each. (865) 654-2486 DOBERMAN PUPS, AKC, Sire XL natl & intl champ - 125 lbs. Dam’s father was 2013 World Champ. Great protection, good with kids. $475. Credit cards accepted. 615-740-7909 ENGLISH BULLDOG AKC Puppies M & F, $1500. Ready 12/19/16. Vet ck, 1 yr. health guar. Microchipped. Shots up to date. Very healthy. Raised w/kids & other pets. 865-385-0667

GARAGE SALE - Nov. 9, 10, 11, 12, 8am-5pm. 8521 Old Jacksboro Pk, 37938. Too many items to mention! Rain or Shine.

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS AKC, West German bldlns, 3 M, 4 F, vet ck’d. health guar. $700. 865-322-6251. HAVENESE PUPS AKC, home raised, health guar. 765-259-7337

Farmer’s Mkt/ Trading Post

MALTI-POO, 6 MO. OLD - very small, Dachshund 5 1/2 mo. All shots. Needs good home. (423)566-0467

Farm Buildings

Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppies, AKC, adorable little munchkins, S&W UTD, parents on prem., must see. (423) 733-9252

Millen Garage Builders 865-679-5330 Farm Products



Shih Tzu puppies, $400 each. Pomeranians, AKC adults, $300 each. (865) 292-1155



BLACK BULLS Call (865) 856-3947


North Emory Rd & I-75. 4 BR, 2.5 BA, oversized lot, in Teagues Grove, new appls, granite, shows like model, 3,000 SF, subd pool, A+ Powell schools, by owner, $259,900 or lease to own. (954) 547-2747

West FSBO. 4 BR, 2 BA, frpl, lrg fnced in yard, 2 car gar., new wood flooring. Farragut. $168,900. (865) 806-7637

Lake Property MELTON HILL LAKE Beautiful Ac lot in Meadow Lake Sub on Baker Ln 220 ft lake frontage asking $189.900 (865)206-2710

Farms & Acreage 35 ACRES, of mtn. prop. Deer & turkey plentiful. Plenty of space for campers, stream. Western Green Co. on State Route 349. $55,000. (423)620-5546.

3 BR, 2 BA WITH LAND. E-Z Financing. 865-745-2165

I BUY OLDER MOBILE HOMES UNREAL! 2 good used 14x70 mobile homes for under $10K each. Must be moved. Call Chris 865-207-8825

FSBO, EAST KNOX COUNTY $199,000, 865-933-6572, by appt. only.

CASH FOR YOUR HOUSE Quick Closing. (865)980-8555

Call Rudy, 865-567-7426

G10 SEASON PARKING PASS Vols Mens Basketball. $600. Text to (865)850-2281.

Real Estate Rentals Apartments - Furnished

I NEED 2 or 4 tickets together for UT/KENTUCKY. 865-315-3950 LADY VOLS season tickets (4), Sec. 122, Row 20, with G10 parking pass. $950. (865) 947-6595 LADY VOLS SEASON TICKETS - Lady Vols Basketball season tickets. 4 tickets - section 126, row 20 seats 7-10. $1300 (770)331-0293




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

Apartments - Unfurn.


865-970-2267 *Pools, Laundries, Appl. *5 min. to UT & airport

BUY/SELL All Concerts/All Events



NEW $300 MULTI-LEVEL CAT TOWER, $150. Phone (304)412-1403

Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Services


Toy Poodle Puppies (100%) 2 M $650, 1 F $750, chocolate, hypo-allergenic, crate & potty trained. 865-221-3842

FANNON FENCING We build all types of Farm Fencing and Pole Barn.

3 LADY VOLS SEASON - Basket Ball Tickets. Section 100, Row 19, seats 1, 2 & 3. $710. (865) 806-3197

Pet Supplies


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

For Sale By Owner Tickets/Events

SHIH TZU puppies, AKC, Females $700; Males $500. Shots UTD. Warranty. 423-618-8038; 423-775-4016

YORKSHIRE TERRIER PUPPY - 3 mo. old, chocolate, CKC, Shot & wormed. Baby doll face. (865) 453-2320; 654-7112

Consolidation Loans

1990 up, any size OK 865-384-5643


ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPS AKC, $1300. Visa-MC Accepted. (423)775-6044.


YAMAHA P-22 ACOUSTIC PIANO, light oak finish. Pristine cond. $3995/b.o. (865)274-3499

E-Z GO GOLF CART 2005, battery powered. Exc. cond. Custom upholstery, cover, heater, $1850/b.o. (865)463-6601

AUSTRAILIAN SHEPHERD pups, 6/8 wks, ASCA reg., males, fem., merles & tris. 1st shots, (865)250-0403.


Manufactured Homes Musical

Sporting Goods

FOUR-FAMILY, TWO-DAY, BACK YARD SALE - Nov. 5th & 12th. 3 sets of golf clubs, Children’s toys, and lots more! 5508 Melstone Rd., Knoxville.


Merchandise - Misc. ANTIQUE barber pole, barber chair, shampoo chair, dryer chair & dryer. All $850. (865) 985-8044


Dachshunds Mini, AKC, Long hair Female $400 & short hair black/tan Male $350. 865-266-0237


Livestock & Supplies





922-8728  257-3193



40 Years Experience  Licensed & Bonded



Home Maint./Repair


2008 FOREST RIVER Lexington GTS Class B+, 31.5’, Ford E450 V10, 15K mi., 12’ slide, exc. cond. $35,000. 865-368-5260


Call (865)804-1034

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

Campers & RV’s

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

Fuel & Wood



Auction sale each Wed. 12 noon. Receiving cattle Tues. until 9 pm & Wed. beginning 7 am.



Dozer Work/Tractor



Hwy 11 North Sweetwater TN



Classic Cars

East Tennessee Livestock Center


HONDA PILOT 2015. Touring 4WD, fully loaded, 24K mi., $27,500. Call (423)295-5393.

FORD F-250 REG, CAB 1997. Red, seven.three power stroke diesel, auto. AC, 167k, 1 owner, very nice. $7500. (865)806-3648.

Livestock & Supplies

2 BR POWELL Powell, 2BR, Beautiful secure bldg, No pet deposit. $570/mo. $150 DD. Credit check required. 865-384-1099


FREON 12 - Certified buyer will pickup & pay CASH for R12 cylinders & cases of cans. (312)291-9169 I BUY DIABETIC TEST STRIPS! - OneTouch, Freestyle, AccuChek, more! Must not be expired or opened. Local Pickup! Call Daniel: (865)3831020

Announcements Merchandise

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

Adoptions Appliances ALL STEEL WOOD BURNER W/ FAN FOR SALE - Heats 2,000 square feet. $700. Call (865)922-1569.


ADOPT: A Loving family wishes to adopt newborn into home filled with joy and laughter. Expenses paid. Please call Jenn and James, 800-518-7030; text 516-817-5569;

2BR, 2BA furnished in Laurel Valley, Townsend TN, Quiet, peaceful, no smoking, Please call 865-448-6867.

Automobiles for Sale

Automobiles for Sale

Homes Furnished

90 Day Warranty


2001 E. Magnolia Ave. SIDE BY SIDE REFRIGERATOR - for sale. $150. Almond. Whirlpool Washer & Dryer, $500. (865)577-1701

Cemetery Lots 2 SIDE BY SIDE cemetery plots in the Bronze section # 33 in Greenwood Cemetery, Tazewell Pk. Valued at S3,840 ea. Will sell both for $4,000. Willing to neg. (865)688-1561.


HIGHLAND MEM. PRIME LOCATION - Good Shepherd. 2 lots for $2995. (443)536-1004


LYNNHURST CEMETERY 4 LOTS, Area 400, Sec. 3-B, Lot 644A. Value $14,000; sell $8000/b.o. Call (615)373-1638


MAUSOLEUM, Lynhurst Cemetery, companion crypt, heart level. If interested call (865)922-7002

2015 FORD TAURUS LIMITED, FACTORY WARRANTY, 1 OWNER, XTRA CLEAN, R1928..........$21,999 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.

Clothing MINK COAT - Full length, fox collar, matching hat. exc. cond. Asking $1500 obo. (865)776-3805

Collectibles AUTHENTIC ARROWHEADS $3 each. Fossilised shark’s teeth, $10; Antique guns. Navahoe rugs & baskets. (865)250-9280

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Travis Varner

Dan Varner

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SUNDAYS THROUGH DEC. 18 Moose Lodge Sportsman Association’s Weekly Turkey Shoots, 1 p.m., Knoxville Gun Range, 6903 Mundal Road. Stock guns only. All proceeds go the Community Christmas Food Basket Program. Info: 382-7664.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9 Bonny Kate Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution meeting, 1 p.m., Second Presbyterian Church, 2829 Kingston Pike. Speaker: Jennifer Sheehan of Random Act of Flowers. International Folk Dance Class, 7:30-10 p.m., Claxton Community Center, 1150 Edgemoor Road, Clinton. Info: Paul Taylor, 898-5724;; on Facebook.

THURSDAY, NOV. 10 Fishing and Outdoor Swap Meet, 7 p.m., St. Francis Episcopal Church, 158 W. Norris Road, Norris. Hosted by the Clinch River Chapter, Trout Unlimited. Buy or sell fishing, camping or other outdoor gear (no guns). Admission is free; the chapter requests donations of 10 percent of cash sales to support its outdoor education programs for children, adults and disabled veterans. Info: Dennis Baxter, or 494-6337. Hiring event, 10 a.m.-noon, Knoxville Area Urban League, 1514 E. Fifth Ave. Support Solutions will be taking application and interviewing for support professionals, family providers and related positions. Crowne Plaza Hotel for desk clerks, attendants, housekeeping, foodservice and maintenance. Bring resume. Info: Jackie or Bill, 524-5511. Knoxville Christian Women’s Connection (KCWC) brunch and fall festival, 9:15 a.m., Bearden Banquet Hall, 5806 Kingston Pike. Speaker: Barbara McGrege; topic: “Making Peace With My Past. Complimentary child care by reservation only. The fall festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; includes vendor fair and silent auction. Brunch and fair, $12, fair only, $3. Info/reservation: 315-8182 or Living with Diabetes: Putting the Pieces Together, 2-4:30 p.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Info: 689-2681. Local land use planning and regulation meeting, 6 p.m., Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church (TVUUC), 2931 Kingston Pike. Hosted by

the League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County. Speaker: Gerald Green, director of the Knoxville/Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission. Q&A will follow. Free and open to the public.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, NOV. 10-13 Zoo Knoxville Dollar Days. General zoo admission tickets for ages 4 and up are $1 each and parking is free with the donation of a nonperishable food item or pet food. Tickets must be purchased in advance online. Info/tickets:

FRIDAY, NOV. 11 “Glass Tile Jewelry” workshop, 6:30-8:30 p.m., The Basement Community Art Studio, 105 W. Jackson Ave. Instructor: Marianne Gansley. Cost: $25; includes all supplies. Info: 333-5262 or thebasementartstudio@ Vietnam veterans recognition and pinning ceremony, 9-10 a.m., Humana Guidance Center, 640 Plaza, 4438 Western Ave. Free and open to the public. Info: 329-8892, TTY: 711.

SATURDAY, NOV. 12 Ijams Gardening Series: Winter Gardening, 1-2 p.m., Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave. Program free, but preregistration required. Info/registration: 577-4717, ext. 110. Painting workshop, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Marble Springs State Historic Site, 1220 W. Governor John Sevier Highway. Instructor: Kristi Bailey. Cost: $35. Bring lunch. Info/registration: 573-5508 or info@ Saturday Stories and Songs: Georgi Schmitt, 11 a.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Info: 689-2681.

MONDAY-TUESDAY, NOV. 14-15 Auditions for the Tennessee Stage New Play Festival World Premier Production of “Found Objects,” 7-9 p.m., Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay St. Cold readings; no appointments necessary. Info: 546-4280.

TUESDAY AND THURSDAY, NOV. 15 AND 17 Free Microsoft Excel 2013 class, 8 a.m.-noon, Knoxville Area Urban League, 1514 E. 5th Ave. Taught by Pellissippi State instructors. Registration required. Info/registration: Bill or Jackie, 524-5511.

WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, NOV. 16-17 AARP Driver Safety class, noon-4 p.m., O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona St. Info/registration: Carolyn Rambo, 382-5822.

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SATURDAY, NOV. 19 Saturday Stories and Songs: Sarah Rysewyk, 11 a.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Perfect for preschoolers, but fun for all ages. Info: 689-2681.

SUNDAY, NOV. 20 Family Wildlife Series: Hawkology 101, 2-4 p.m., Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave. Fee: $5 members, $8 nonmembers, children under 3 are free. Info/registration: 577-4717, ext. 110. Ijams Creative Series: Gourd Biscuit Warmers, 2-4 p.m., Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave. Transform gourds into centerpieces for your table that can be filled with biscuits, rolls or any other holiday treat. Fee: $25. Info/registration: 577-4717, ext. 110. Union County Historical Society meeting, 2:30 p.m., Union County Museum, 3824 Maynardville Highway, Maynardville. Program: Stuart Wyrick will perform selections from his new CD, “East Tennessee Sunrise.” The public is invited.

SATURDAY, DEC. 3 Iron Dog 5K Race, Third Creek Greenway beside UT Gardens. Race day registration and packet pick-up, 7-8:30 a.m.; race, 9 a.m. Registration: $25. The proceeds from this race will be used to help in the care of critically ill dogs, cats and exotic animals that are treated at the UT Veterinary Medical Center. Info/registration:

SATURDAY, DEC. 10 Natural green wreath class, 12:30 p.m., Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorn Grove Pike. Instructor: Julia Shiflett. Class fee: $35. Info/registration: 546-0745.

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David and Lori Hensley love to go all out with their holiday decorations, no matter the occasion. Story on page 2

Hensley family goes all out for the holidays

Lori Hensley, center, holding her son Owen dressed as a ninja, celebrates Halloween with Amanda Fothergill, holding little Stella Hensley, and Dustin and Devin Fothergill. The two families are related, but also consider one another good friends.

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Beaver Bay Beach and Tiki Bar brings Margaritaville to Powell By Betty Bean So you’re driving down West Beaver Creek Road and over on the port side there’s a tropical oasis – palm trees, sea oats, white sand, banana trees. Who said there were no beaches in Powell? The banana plants grow to be more than 15 feet tall

Beaver Bay limes

and bear small “hands” of fruit before the frost gets to them. They die off in the winter but reappear when the weather warms up in the spring. Smaller, potted fruit like pineapples, lemons and limes go inside for the winter. The citrus is edible; the pineapples, like the bananas, need a longer,

hotter growing season than East Tennessee can provide. The directional sign says “Beaver Bay Beach Road,” but it’s really Bill and Barbara Chaffins’ front yard. Barbara enjoys the beach lifestyle and hopes to retire to a warmer climate one day. Bill, a self-declared beach bum and Parrot Head who

once rode a bicycle from San Diego, Calif., to St. Augustine, Fla. – another bicycle trip took him to Key West for the annual Parrot Heads in Paradise Meeting of the Minds, sometimes presided over by Jimmy Buffett himself – shares her dream. To page 3

Hensley family

From page 1

By Carol Z. Shane If their Halloween decorations don’t convince you that Lori and David Hensley put their all into holiday hoopla, nothing will. “We love the holidays,” says Lori. “We’re the Griswolds.” Hopefully, they’re not quite as disaster-prone as the family, led by Chevy Chase’s enthusiastic but bumbling Clark Griswold, in the movie “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” who famously short out the entire town’s power supply with their holiday display. But the Hensleys do plan to cover “every nook and cranny” of their 1920s twostory, gabled Craftsman in Fountain City with brightly colored Christmas lights. “David says he’s going to rent a bucket truck,” laughs Lori, and her husband dips his head and grins sheepishly. Married 10 years, Lori and David are the parents of 3-year-old Owen and 20-month-old Stella Ruth. They’re definitely tuned in to the collective kid-mind. Though most homes in their new neighborhood feature a sophisticated white holiday

Bill and Barbara Chaffins host “Dress Like a Pirate” night at their home, also known as Beaver Bay Beach and Tiki Bar.

light scheme, Lori says, “I told David, ‘there’s a time in our lives when we’ll be all about white holiday lights. But now is the time for colors.’” David agrees. “There’s a childlike joy about them.” Lori can’t wait to get started, and it looks like the new trimmings will be going up just as soon as possible. “Expect our lights a little sooner than socially acceptable this year!” she says. The co-owner of KnoxDrives in Halls, David admits that the family is indeed crazy for the holidays. Though the Hensleys didn’t move into their home until this past May, David says that for Halloween last year, “We came over here and sat on the porch and handed out candy.” At the time, the old house needed extensive work, but they’d heard that their new neighborhood was a popular Halloween destination and hated to miss out on the fun. Turns out they ended up with an unexpected perk. “It looked like a real haunted house,” says David, “not a pretend one!”

When it comes to the holidays, Lori Hensley says, “we’re the Griswolds.” She’s shown here with husband David and dog Marley. Photos by Carol Z. Shane Beaver Bay pineapples

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Jaana and Chef John Alunni run The Cutting Edge Classroom in Farragut. With them are Cierra Guthrie and her little sister Brianna, who says, “We learned to make pasta! And we made an animal out of a watermelon.” Cierra says she enjoyed learning knife skills in the “fruit and veggie class.”

Kellan Branford and Mark Coffield of Full Service BBQ dish up some sliders for Sandy Cates (rear) and Sandie Morton.

‘Taste of Home’ cooking school benefits KARM By Carol Z. Shane East Tennessee foodies had a rare opportunity to up their gastronomic games recently when the “Taste of Home” cooking school, known as the No. 1 cooking school in America, came to the Knoxville Convention Center. “Taste of Home” segments are featured on CBS’ “Early Show,” and the popular “Taste of Home” magazine features practical recipes from home cooks, using familiar, everyday ingredients. As the website states, “‘Taste of Home’ is, at heart, a

friendly exchange of authentic family-favorite recipes handed down over generations and shared among loved ones.” The franchise also publishes Simple and Delicious and Country Woman magazines. The Home Depot created, donated, delivered and set up the “Taste of Home” set. Other sponsors included Visit Knoxville, city of Knoxville, Commercial Bank, TriMark, Stellar Visions, Einstein Bagels, NewsTalk 98.7, WBIR, WIVK and Stanley’s Greenhouse. Proceeds benefited Knox Area Rescue Ministries.

A large crowd gathers to watch as Michelle “Red” Roberts, the “Taste of Home” culinary expert for the evening, prepares prosciutto-wrapped pork loin. More photos on page 4

Beaver Bay Bill’s parents, Carole and Bill Chaffins Sr., have lived on West Beaver Creek for more than a decade, and when the house next door went up for sale in 2011, Bill and Barbara decided to move in. His mother wondered what he was going to do with the sinkhole-like depression that drained the runoff from the subdivision next door through his front yard.

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This scrapbook preserves family recipes in family members’ own handwriting.


Family Recipes

By Stacy Levy Nothing but original handwriting can express the personality and thoughts of a writer better; it boosts memory and focus. For instance: There could be seven letters on a table by seven family members of mine (grandmothers, great-grandmothers, etc.) and I would be able to tell you who wrote them by their distinct handwriting. Can you say that? Could our kids say that today? I’m not sure they could, and that’s kind of sad. Handwriting has become a lost art, especially cursive. So why not preserve that hype of history and

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hand it down from generation to generation with a handwritten recipe book? First, gather your favorite family recipes. Go through your old recipe boxes or recipe books from your mothers, grandmothers or even great-grandmothers. Next, think of your favorite recipes from other relatives and tell them you are creating a recipe book and ask them to hand-write that recipe on a recipe card or even a notecard and send it to you. Trust me, the original handwritten copy will be valuable someday. To page 6

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A picture of Dot Reed, “Mama Dot,” is displayed opposite a pocket containing her recipes.

Family recipes

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Now here’s where the preserving comes into play. Because some of my handwritten recipes and recipe cards were so old, I decided to copy all of my recipes onto small pieces of cardstock so the originals would not get lost or ruined. This way I still have the original handwriting but the original copy stays protected. You can create a recipe book in many ways, but I chose a photo album type book and used my extra scrapbooking material for the accents. If your recipes are too large for a recipe card, grab some small envelopes so you can store them safely. Now insert your handwritten recipe cards/envelopes into one side of the photo album or pocket. Then for an extra touch, on the other side, add a photo of the family member who created the recipe. Don’t forget to include both sides of the family. Don’t be surprised if after you start making this book everybody will want one. So keep the original book for yourself and make copies and create books for your relatives and your children and/or grandchildren. You can even give them as wedding gifts. Family recipes are some of the best memories from our past, but when we create these recipes again for our children, it’s like we are preserving the past for future generations.



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