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VOL. 50, NO. 18

MAY 2, 2011


Little actor, lots of attention



Thanks, Alvin

12-year-old Maggie Kohlbusch performs in ‘The Music Man’ at Clarence Brown

North Knox Rotarian Phyllis Driver and club president Trey Coleman (far right) present Alvin Frye (center) with the award naming him a Paul Harris Fellow at his Exxon gas station in Fountain City last week. Rotary clubs present the Fellow to someone who meets high professional and personal standards set by Harris, who founded Rotary International in 1905. Driver said that the club has also donated $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation in Frye’s honor. Frye is a longtime Fountain City business owner and community volunteer.

See Valorie’s story on page A-3


Do spring games count?

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See page A-6

Burchett’s first budget Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett will present his first general budget proposal to the Knox County Commission and the public today (May 2) at 9 a.m. in the Burchett City County Building main assembly room. He will then make several community presentations. North area gatherings are: Monday, May 2, 12:15 p.m., Halls Senior Center, 4410 Crippen Road; 1:15 p.m., Corryton Senior Center, 9331 Davis Lane.

‘Don’t do it, Mr. Brown.’ Why a run for mayor may not be a good idea for Daniel Brown. See Betty Bean’s column on page A-4



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‘The face of Powell’ needs your help Longtime crossing guard enlists community in her fight By Greg Householder Linda Saia is in the fight of her life – literally. The longtime crossing guard who has been keeping elementary school kids, high school kids and church goers safe for the past 10 years was diagnosed with medium grade, stage four non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in August 2007. She came through the strongest chemotherapy, losing her hair with the first treatment, but she did not miss a lot of work, and most folks did not realize she was even sick. Last June she had to stop a maintenance program that she had been on for two years. She has been in remission for almost a year. From 2:45 to 3 p.m. on school days, Saia can be found performing crossing guard duties at Powell Elementary School. From 3:30 to about 3:50 p.m., she can be seen stepping out fearlessly on Emory Road to stop traffic and allow students to cross the street at Powell High School. She also works a side job with traffic control on Wednesday nights at First Baptist Church of Powell and sometimes helps out on Sundays. Saia loves her job, watching kids progress from kindergarten to high school. And the community loves her. “She’s a fantastic person,” said Kelly Osborne, a mother of two young daughters who has known Saia since her girls were in kindergarten at Powell Elementary. “She’s like a part of my family.” But the veteran Knox County Sheriff’s Office employee has a problem common to all who serve as crossing guards, and her illness compounds it. Crossing guards are not yearround employees and are laid

Linda Saia doing her thing, keeping kids safe at Powell High School last week. Photo by Greg Householder

off for two months when school is out for the summer. That means Saia loses her health benefits unless she pays to continue it through COBRA. During the summer, her insurance premiums are $507 per month, not an entirely unreasonable price for health insurance in this day and age, but a tough

bill to pay when one only draws $190 per week in unemployment benefits. As with any serious illness, health insurance doesn’t cover everything, and Saia has other bills to pay. Saia is a proud, strong woman. She raised three adult children who graduated from Halls and still live in Halls, and asking for help goes against her nature. She lives frugally, going without things like cable television and other luxuries. That’s where her friends step up. “She’s known as ‘the face of Powell’ and she is in a fight. She doesn’t need the additional stress of worrying about how she will survive and pay her bills for the summer,” says her friend, Teresa Underwood, who with another friend, Dee Thortan, is working to set up a fundraising effort for Saia. A community yard sale, car wash and auction are planned for June 4. The good folks at Harry’s Market and Grill are letting them use the their parking lot. The goal is $10,000. Underwood, who has experience raising funds with the American Heart Association, is planning on setting up a trust fund for Saia. The idea is to not only provide support for the summer layoff, but also establish a fund for use when the cancer returns. And it will come back. Statistics show that for persons diagnosed with stage four nonHodgkins lymphoma, it is not a question of if but when it will return. Underwood is seeking items to be donated for the yard sale, volunteers to work the sale and car wash, and items to auction. The tentative plan is to have a party atmosphere with entertainment for the kids. Underwood is also seeking corporate sponsors and cash donations. To help out, contact Teresa Underwood at 951-9959.

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Cancun’s slated for Halls; Lunsford seeks waiver By Sandra Clark Cancun Mexican Grill & Cantina may locate at the former Shrimp Dock at 4100 Crippen Road, following action last week by the county’s Board of Zoning and Appeals to grant a waiver sought by architect Stuart Anderson of the George Ewart firm. Anderson argued that parking spaces should be 162 square feet rather than 200, and he was supported by BZA commissioners Kevin Murphy and Markus Chady who said the county should match the city’s 162-foot size. Anderson said site constraints make it unlikely the restaurant could come into Halls without the waiver. It was granted unanimously. William L. “Bud” Lunsford, accompanied by County Commissioner R. Larry Smith, asked BZA for a waiver to allow the extension of commercial zoning 100 feet toward the back of his property at 6530 Old Maynardville Pike at the entrance to Murphy Hills. The property has split zoning – commercial on the front and residential on the back including the house, which Lunsford wants to use as an office. Lunsford tried to locate Bud’s Mulch on the property several years ago, but neighbors protested commercial rezoning. Smith said that was in the past and was politically motivated. He noted that no opposition was present at last week’s hearing. But BZA commissioners were concerned that Lunsford’s remaining residential land would have no use. They suggested that he approach MPC with a request to rezone the entire tract commercial. “It can be a buffer,” said Lunsford, saying he did not want to pay the estimated $2,000 filing fee to MPC. In the end, the matter was deferred for “up to 90 days.” The BZA meets monthly.

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Ode to Old Red We were lucky out our way last Wednesday night. Although the hail and the wind took its toll on our property, we’re unhurt. Compared to the devastation and the loss of life across the South, we emerged with what amounted to a couple of scratches and bruises. Still, I’ll miss “Old Red,” my ’99 Honda Accord. With 190,000 miles behind him, Red was looking forward to a comfortable retirement, nothing more strenuous than an occasional trip to the grocery store. Mother Nature decreed otherwise, however, and it’s likely that Red never knew what hit him when the mother of all hailstorms erupted over his defenseless windows and doors. Red had been a faithful companion for 12 years, never complaining as long as I kept him lubricated and shod in serviceable rubber. He didn’t mind when I ate my lunch or supper on the run with one hand, and he was too polite to squawk when Old Red Photo by L. Van Guilder I sloshed coffee on his seats or dribbled a few crumbs on his console. Red was with me when I wound my way through Virginia’s Civil War battlefields several years ago. He didn’t roll his “eyes” or snicker when I stopped and photographed the site where Stonewall Jackson’s amputated arm was buried, and he reveled in getting lost on country lanes that led nowhere. Old Red made a couple of trips to Charleston, S.C., with me. He kept me cool as I tooled along the swampy, humid byways of South Carolina’s Low Country, and he invariably guided me to the best spots for she-crab soup and gumbo. Red was half-sled dog and half-car. Often we rolled along on snowy roads where BMWs feared to tread, Red’s four cylinders purring happily, his treads blazing a trail for the less adventuresome to follow. Others may have complained about my musical taste, but not Old Red. Classical, rock or pop, Red churned out the tunes on his radio or CD player. Heck, he even tolerated talk radio, but he did balk at Limbaugh and Beck. I saw a lot sunsets with Red. Happily, like me, Red was not an early riser, so he rarely insisted we hit the road in time to witness the dawn. Now, Old Red rides that highway in the sky. I’m going to miss him. Contact Larry Van Guilder at

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Morris’s muskie moment Allen Wilhoit says he wouldn’t normally talk about what he did on his summer vacation, but this wasn’t just any ol’ fishing trip. Not by any means.

Jake Mabe Allen Wilhoit tells the North Knox Rotary Club about the Morris Bagwell didn’t fishing trip he took with pashave long to live. He was dytor Morris Bagwell before ing of cancer. So, last sumBagwell’s death. mer, some guys from the church he pastored, Bethesda Christian Fellowship, he wasn’t going to live a life put together a fishing trip of fear and depression.” And, at one point, Morto Stanley’s Resort on Eagle Lake in Ontario, Canada. ris had what Allen called his Allen says it’s about 300 “muskie moment.” miles north of International Among other things, the Falls, Minn. group really wanted to reel Allen showed the North in a muskellunge, a large, Knox Rotary Club last week fairly uncommon freshwaa photo of Morris lounged ter fish found in that part of back in a boat, thumbs up, the country. Its nickname is sporting a huge grin. Morris a muskie. was smiling so big because One day out on the lake, his grandson, Ben, had just Allen spotted Morris comcaught a fish. ing in fast in his boat, grin“He only had a few ning from ear to ear, holdmonths left and he knew it,” ing up a fish. Allen says. “But he decided “It’s a muskie!” Morris

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FC Lions to honor Joel Helton

The Fountain City Lions Club is hosting a program and reception to recognize and honor Joel Helton for his many years at Central High School as a teacher and head football coach 7 p.m. Monday, May 16, in the Lions Club Building at Fountain City Park. Current and for-

mer Central High students, football team members, parents, faculty and staff, local coaches from other schools and any community wellwishers are invited to attend. Lion Gib Galyon is inviting former Central Helton High football players, coaches and opposing coaches to be a part of the program by volunteering to come tell of past experiences with coach Helton. If you would like to be a part of the program, call Gib Galyon at 688-1687 or Ben Easterday at 2079634. ■

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Little actor gets big attention By Valorie Fister She’s only in 7th grade, but Karns Middle School student Maggie Kohlbusch already has a theatrical repertoire and resume that usually belongs to someone twice her height and twice her age. The 12-year-old actor has performed in four plays at the University of Tennessee and three plays at Roane State Community College. She’s also appeared in commercials and on a local television program. And now she’s entertaining audiences in the University of Tennessee’s Clarence Brown Theatre production of “The Music Man.” In the role of Amaryllis, Kohlbusch is one of a cast of 40 performing now until mid-May. “She’s a little bratty kid that teases Winthrop,” Kohlbusch said of her part in the musical production. “I do tease him a lot and he cries, which (actor Jacob Carpenter) is the last

Brown Bag, Green Book A new season of the Brown Bag, Green Book lunch and learn series begins this month at the East Tennessee History Center: ■ “Living Downstream: a Scientist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment” by Sandra Steingraber will be discussed by Edye Ellis, host of “The Good Life” on HGTV, former anchor with WBIR-TV and breast cancer survivor, on Wednesday, May 18. ■ “The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability” by James Gustave Speth will be presented by Metro Pulse columnist Frank Cagle on Wednesday, June 15. Reading the book is optional but encouraged. Copies of the books are available at the library. Info: Emily Ellis, 215-8723.

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Karns Middle School student Maggie Kohlbusch is drawing much attention in her latest role as “Amaryllis” in the University of Tennessee’s Clarence Brown Theatre production of “The Music Man.” Photo by Valorie Fister person I would think that would cry.” Kohlbusch’s mother, Susan Kohlbusch, said her daughter has had “some great opportunities” that have launched her acting. Maggie is on the small side for her age and is able to play a large range of younger roles, Susan said. Both mother and daughter attribute Kohlbusch’s success to teachers at Karns Middle. Kohlbusch is in the school chorus, where teachers helped her pick out songs to expand her singing abilities. “I love all of the teachers here,” Maggie said. “We have excellent principals,

and my music teachers are Mrs. Lunsford and Mrs. King.” Kohlbusch also said her mother has played a large part in helping her prepare for roles. “Her mother who does not act,” Susan said with a laugh. Maggie is even drawing the attention of adult local celebrities. During a Roane State production of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” she met Bill Landry, local celebrity and host of “The Heartland Series.” Both played parts in that production. Landry then asked her to be a part of an

hour segment of the television series. “They showed that in my class on the half-day before Christmas,” Maggie said, beaming. “She’s always been a bit of a drama queen and theatrical,” Susan said. She said when cousins visited, Maggie would get them ready to play “The Sound of Music” or “Mary Poppins.” “The cousins would come over and she would be feeding them lines.” “Ever since I was 3 I’ve been in love with ‘The Sound of Music,’” Maggie said. At the age of 8, Maggie was performing in productions such as “The King and I” in Oak Ridge. There, she played the part of Princess Ying Yaowalak. And while she said acting is fun at this age and stage in her schooling, Maggie said she’s not sure she will always be a thespian. “Well, I don’t really know yet,” she said. “I might like to be a lawyer or a doctor. I love acting right now. But I don’t know.” “The Music Man” plays through May 15. There is a post-play discussion scheduled with the cast Sunday, May 8, directly after that performance. There is also an interpreted event scheduled for the hearing impaired 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5. This Clarence Brown Theatre production is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Knoxville.

Spangler completes basic training Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Kelly R. Spangler has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, where he completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. He is the son of Eric Spangler of Corryton and graduated in 2010 from Gibbs High School. Spangler

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Halls Class of ‘71 Halls High Class of 1971 will hold its 40th reunion Saturday, May 7, at Beaver Brook Country Club. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature heavy hors d’oeuvres and desserts and a cash bar. Cost is $30 per person. Make checks payable to HHS Class of 1971 and mail to Gene Parrott, 4410 Cabbage Road, Knoxville, TN 37938. Info: Hugh Wolfe, 922-8452.

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government Taking it to the street Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett is presenting his first budget to County Commission today, and he’ll be looking for six votes in his favor before the new fiscal year begins July 1. But outside of seeking the necessary commission approval, Burchett says, he’s taking a new approach to the budget process – selling his vision to the people.

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The mayor has a full slate of community meetings scheduled for this week. It’s a strategy intended to capitalize on Burchett’s strength, an easygoing, conversational manner in front of his constituents, while at the same time distancing himself from the formality and expense one came to expect under his predecessor’s administration. “I’m going to sell the budget to the taxpayers,” Burchett said recently. “No laser show.” What will he be selling? First, a budget smaller than the one he inherited. There will be some layoffs, Burchett says, but “not as draconian as some people think.” “Return on investment” may become the guiding fiscal principle for this mayor. He signaled as much when he noted that participation in the county’s wellness program is falling short of what he’d like to see. Expect a proposal to scale back or eliminate the program. “I’m keeping my word on not raising taxes,” the mayor said. And such job eliminations as come will not be in codes enforcement, a department that might be beefed up in FY 2013, he added. It will come as no surprise that the fiscally conservative Burchett intends to put the county’s community grants budget on a diet. “We’re gradually coming away from the public grants,” Burchett said, although by how much and


Don’t listen to them, Mr. Brown Daniel Brown is getting high marks for his tenure as interim mayor. Except for a rookie glitch over changes to the Ten Year Plan (when he said something during a press conference that seemed to be throwing top aides Larry Martin and Bill Lyons under the trolley), he’s had a smooth ride.

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Burchett how quickly waits to be revealed. Burchett said his decisions weigh heavily on him: “I wake up in the middle of the night worrying about somebody losing their job.” Still, Burchett and his chief of staff, Dean Rice, seem committed to reshaping county government in their vision. “We can talk about a vision,” Rice said, “but unless you’re prepared to implement it …” The mayor seems more than ready to implement it, holding to the maxim that you can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs. He says that the “85 percent” who cast votes for him were not voting for Tim Burchett as much as they were declaring for a more fiscally sound county government. Rice said the administration plans to reduce the county debt by about $20 million over the next few years, at least by the end of the mayor’s current term. If not this fiscal year, then certainly by the next, holding the line on taxes, reducing the debt and keeping up with the rising cost of everything from electricity to paper clips may call for cuts in personnel and services that some will consider draconian, despite the mayor’s concerns. Today’s presentation to County Commission is a warm-up. If Burchett sells his budget when he takes it to the street, he’ll get the votes he needs from commission in May or June. My money is on Burchett. And however painful this budget may be, no one can say that we didn’t ask for it. Contact:

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He is doing a good job filling in for now-Gov. Bill Haslam and has given his City Council colleagues no reason to regret having voted for him. He runs a good meeting. He hired a good police chief. He presented a good budget. He has an affable demeanor, a good sense of humor, is a student of history and a sharp-dressed man. Knoxvillians are extremely proud of the way he has handled the pressures

of being our first AfricanAmerican mayor. But that doesn’t mean he should break his promise not to run for a full term. Brown is getting considerable encouragement/ pressure to join the fray and declare himself a candidate. That was clear at last month’s budget address, where many constituents urged him to jump into the mayor’s race. Marilyn Roddy’s withdrawal as a candidate has seemed to ramp up that pressure. (The logic of this argument is difficult to convey because it escapes me, but it seems to be that since Roddy was an advocate of Brown’s getting the interim appointment, he somehow “owes” it to her to make the run. Or something like that.) When City Council convened to vote for an interim mayor, five of them wanted the job. Brown prevailed after 11 rounds of voting. All of the candidates said they would serve as caretakers and would not run for election. Now, some people are telling him that keeping his

Daniel Brown Photo by Betty Bean word doesn’t matter. But it does matter – for reasons both symbolic and practical. People just don’t like candidates who break their word, and Mayor Brown need look no farther than to the other local legislative body, County Commission, for an example. When County Commissioner Scott Moore was turned out of office after a judge ruled that he had committed perjury, Michele Carringer was appointed to fill his seat until the next election. She promised not to run

Does Brown run for mayor? Mayor Daniel T. Brown delivered his first budget message April 21 at the Knoxville Botanical Gardens and, while he said it was also his last budget message, a movement is afoot for him to reconsider his decision not to see a full mayoral term.

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This was the first time that many had heard the new mayor speak at length and it was well delivered. He clearly had worked on it. The content was a maintenance and continuation budget which suits the public mood. There was a modest increase in paving money and individual capital projects in East and South Knoxville. It is unlikely Council will make many changes unless there are serious questions about the $236,000 funding for David Hill on the South Knoxville waterfront. Many have discovered that Hill, who is the fourth highest paid employee in the city at $146,000 a year (making more than the mayor and $55,000 more than the fire chief), could have his duties merged into community development under the able lead-

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ership of Becky Wade and save this money. Waterfront development is a worthy subject but very little is happening with the slow economic recovery and certainly little to justify such a high salary. However, a Brown candidacy for mayor, which had previously been discounted, is being actively pushed by several AfricanAmerican leaders. They are pleased with his job performance to date. He helped himself with his budget address. He appeared mayoral. He likes the job as well. A few weeks ago I would have thought the odds were heavily against him running; today those odds in favor have increased as to whether he will reconsider and qualify by June 16. Marilyn Roddy’s withdrawal from the mayoral field creates new dynamics with only three major contenders left. About 20,000 Knoxvillians will vote in the September city primary. If Brown could pull 8,000 votes of the 20,000 voting he likely would be in the runoff with either Ivan Harmon, Mark Padgett or Madeline Rogero. Harmon should not be underrated with his friendly appeal to blue collar working class voters. He has been elected five times in the city over the past 25 years to council or the old

city school board. Harmon will be outspent but he will not be outworked. Rogero would be hurt the most by a Brown candidacy, as Brown would be the overwhelming choice of African-Americans as the first African-American mayor of Knoxville, and he is doing a credible job. On the other hand, Rogero also has dedicated supporters who are committed to her victory. Padgett is still working to overcome several early missteps. Brown could argue he is the only candidate who has been mayor and has prepared a budget. His possible entry once again would change the entire mayoral contest. If he loses, he is still on City Council. He is a very likeable person. As mayor he keeps a busy public schedule without appearing partisan. While I am not predicting Brown will actually run, I think it is true he is now actively looking at it and hopes to find a way clear to run a credible race. Notes: Former Council member Gary Underwood was recently elected chair of the city Civil Service Board to replace Rudy Bradley who retired. Longtime KUB finance director Roby Trotter is retiring this summer. He is an effective and thoughtful public servant who will be missed.

for a full term, or seemed to, which became an issue when she decided to run. She argued that her pre-appointment pledge had been nullified by passage of the charter referendum that reduced the number of commissioners, and that she was seeking a “different” seat, not the one she had promised not to run for (Or something like that.) But it didn’t work. She lost. As a practical matter, campaigning is hard work. Brown hardly broke a sweat getting elected to the 6th District City Council seat. Running for mayor would be very different and infinitely more difficult, given that serving as interim mayor is a job that demands his full attention. He’d be getting into a race against three other major candidates, two of whom (Ivan Harmon and Madeline Rogero) are seasoned, tireless campaigners. The other (Mark Padgett) is a neophyte, but is also a campaigning machine. It would be a rough six months for Daniel Brown. He shouldn’t do it.

GOSSIP AND LIES Come on home! Scott Frith got beat out for the top job at the Elections Commission by a guy named Cliff. Charlie Daniel’s Friday cartoon showed both Democrats and Republicans p.o.’d. The sun will come up tomorrow. Elections will be run and won. Votes will be counted. Meanwhile, Scott should come home to Halls where we love him. Finish law school, raise kids, coach soccer, plant dogwoods and be the best dad and lawyer around. Greg Mackay can try to land a job with a possible Rogero Administration. ■ Oh, Jeff, honey. West Side Commissioner Jeff Ownby had a basement flooding issue, according to his Facebook page. And he got it fixed. Workers polished it off last Monday, just before torrential downpours that night and on Wednesday. ■ Oh, Dave, honey. East Side Commissioner Dave Wright interrupted the commission’s discussion of ridge top protection Monday to announce that his wife Pat’s car had been crushed by a tree and she was trapped in downed power lines. He basically asked his colleagues to wrap up debate and vote so he could leave. They talked for another half hour. ■ Ivan Harmon posted this following a virtual tornado: “Friends, when I ring your doorbell don’t look so disappointed that it’s me and not your insurance adjustor. We both can make things better for you! Vote Ivan Harmon for Mayor!” – S. Clark

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KCS recognizes leadership, service to schools Last week Knox County Schools held its annual Partners in Education spring luncheon celebration and our own Jake Mabe was there. We hate to duplicate coverage, so we won’t, but I’d like to salute the winners of the Becky Ramsey award. Becky was a dynamo for KCS who died way too young. She is remembered with these awards (and this year’s winners): ■ U.S. Cellular, presenting sponsor of the Knox County Schools Coupon Book Campaign from 2009-2011 ■ Judy Rogers, a Teacher Supply Depot volunteer who was instrumental in the Depot’s move to its new home on the Cedar Bluff campus

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■ Jennifer Brown for her role in developing the “Schooled for Success” 8th grade career program for the Knox County Schools in 1993 Also, one graduate from each high school received $500 in memory of Barney Thompson, a former South High teacher, coach and longtime supporter of the Knox County Schools.

Senior class presidents were recognized: ■ Lechon Cole, AustinEast ■ Savannah Fielder, Bearden ■ Hannah Bowman, Carter ■ Christopher Smity, Central ■ Kwo-Zong Alexander Wang, Farragut ■ Raven Dyer, Fulton ■ Ben Mallicoat, Gibbs ■ Josh Yow, Halls ■ Krista Covert, Hardin Valley Academy ■ Lisa Black, Powell ■ Caroline Mitchell, South-Doyle ■ Mallory Ewart, West

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Superintendent Jim McIntyre has appointed Dr. Elizabeth Alves to be chief accountability officer. She has been the director of middle schools and in the new Alves role will report to Dr. Donna Wright, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. The CAO post was created through a realignment of central office and is essentially the job held by Dr. Mike Winstead, who moved to another system. Alves will oversee test results, as well as federal programs, and will lead the health care costs. “Everybody curriculum supervisors in gets health care in the U.S., their instructional improvebut incentives are not work- ment efforts. She came here ing well to cut costs, and we in 2006 from Florida where spend a lot of money at the she held administrative positions with the Miami-Dade end of life.” When asked if Americans need to worry about the Chinese wanting their money back, she was amused. “Why would China want to ruin us? We owe them a lot of money. There’s no incentive for them to want to ruin us – that’s my gut feeling. There’s nothing to gain by ruining the U.S. They need us to buy their stuff. …” Kasper said entitlements should be understood as a transfer of funds from working people to the recipients, and that although deficit reduction is problematic during a deep recession, it must be addressed. She sees value in budget discussions of the Obama plan versus the Republicans’ Ryan plan, particularly in dealing with the ballooning Medicaid debt. “Obama has asked the governors to recommend ways to improve efficiency,” she said. “The Ryan plan is for block grants of lump sums to the states that would decrease by $77 million over the next decade.”

Knox County Schools Partners in Education administrative assistant Mary Kerr and supervisor of business partnerships Scott Bacon (right) honor PIE Advisory Board president Ellen Liston, who is rotating off the board, at the annual PIE Luncheon last week at the Sarah Simpson Center. Photo by Jake Mabe County public schools. Her eral Credit Union office at no doctorate is from Florida In- cost to KCS ternational University. ■ Additions to high school curriculum for special ■ Board meetings courses in Robotics, Criminal The school board will meet Science, Americans at War, at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, Honors Biology II and Global in the City County Building, Religious Studies with a preliminary workshop ■ First reading of a plan at 5 p.m. today (May 2) at the for “strategic compensation.” Andrew Johnson Building. The work session and Agenda items of interest board meeting will be include approval for: broadcast live on Comcast ■ West High CTE stu- Cable Channel 10 and dents to renovate existing streamed live at www. bookstore to house a UT Fed-

Economics prof talks debt and deficits By Betty Bean Sherry Kasper, professor of economics at Maryville College and visiting fellow at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public PoliSherry Kasper cy, says she has devoted her career to making sure that people have the vocabulary to talk about big issues. She shared that new vocabulary with the 4th District Democrats last week – a vocabulary for discussing the country’s debt and deficit. She began her talk with a pop quiz: Q: What is a federal deficit? A: A deficit is when annual income is less than receipts. Q: What is a federal debt? A: The federal debt is the sum of annual deficits. Q: Is the U.S. debt burden (the amount of debt owed relative to income produced in the United States) more, less or the same as it was during World War II? A: The debt is much lower than it was in World War II.

(“We have demonstrated in the past that we can have a high debt and pay it off,” Kasper said. “During World War II, we thought it was worthwhile.”) Q: What percentage of the debt is owed to China? A: 7.5 percent. Q: What percentage of the 2010 budget was devoted to defense, Social Security and Medicare and Medicaid? A: Defense got 20 percent; Social Security 20 percent; Medicare and Medicaid 21 percent. While Kasper says some debt is worth taking on – like college loans for individuals (a college degree is worth more than $1 million additional income over a lifetime, she said) or the money Cleveland, Ohio, spent on Great Lakes restoration (which has been returned many times over in tourism and fisheries revenues and quality of life intangibles) – she’s not comfortable with the ballooning deficits of today’s economic climate. “Our current deficits are not on a sustainable path,” she said. “The timing is bad and not sustainable for the long run.” She is concerned about


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ichard “Dick” Booher heard a military officer with a chest filled with medals say something one time that he likes very much. “I’m not a hero,” the decorated veteran said. “The real heroes did not come back.” Booher doesn’t claim to be a hero. But, he is proud of his service in the Army during the earlyto-mid 1950s, just after the Korean War cease-fire was signed. And he’ll never forget traveling to Washington, D.C., with 128 other World War II and Korean War vets April 13 on the HonorAir Knoxville flight. Trip of a lifetime. Moving memories. Booher grew up in Nashville and volunteered for duty after serving in the Army Reserves. He spent 15 months in Japan from June 1954 to September 1955, working as a battalion supply sergeant for the 1st Cavalry Division, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Battalion. For most of his hitch he was stationed near Sendai, which is the largest city located near the epicenter of the recent earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan. “It was very beautiful country,” Booher says. “As a battalion supply sergeant, I would go once a month to an ammo depot to get enough for one month. I got to see a lot of the countryside because they had a rule that ammo dumps couldn’t be near any populated areas.” He remembers that the 5th Cavalry Regiment had a rule. Everybody regardless of position had to march 25 miles once a month. Twelve and one-half miles out, eat a little chow and 12.5 miles back.

“I always made it, but some guys didn’t. They had ambulances waiting by.” He’ll never forget serving with three guys from West Point, Neb. He came back home – two weeks at sea – with one of them. “I always said if I ever got out to West Point, Neb., I’d look those guys up. But that’s pretty far away and I never did.” After mustering out of the Army in September 1955, Booher had three days to get from Fort Smith, Ark., to UT to begin college. He said he wouldn’t have been able to afford it were it not for the GI Bill. He also sold Bibles door-to-door for the Northwestern Company out of Nashville. He earned a degree in secondary education with a major in social studies. From 1966-70, he taught 7th grade geography and 8th grade U.S. history at what was then Halls High School. (Halls Middle opened in 1970.) His first year, he split duty with Judy Sharp. During his remaining time at Halls he co-taught with Frank Galbraith. Leland Lyon was chair and Paul Williams and Hubert Lakin rounded out the department. J.W. Phifer was principal. Booher and his soon-to-be wife, Pat, were involved in a car accident on Western Avenue in the spring of 1974. He used a settlement to help pay for graduate school, earning a master’s degree in history from Middle Tennessee State in 1977. “That was the greatest learning experience I ever had.” He became a foster care counselor for the Department of Human Services in Knox and Blount

Spring games do or don’t count TALES OF TENNESSEE | Marvin West


ennessee spring football games either do or don’t matter. In the case of exciting Volunteer quarterback Tyler Bray, the absolutely awful five completions in 30 pass attempts added up to no big deal because it was just the spring game and the wind was blowing. Coach Derek Dooley chose to put more stock in the previous 14 practices and said Tyler had done very well, thank you. In the case of beginning cornerback Justin Coleman, early enrollee who really should be enjoying the final weeks of his senior year in high school, back in Brunswick, Ga., shrimp capital of the world, the spring game was supposedly a launch toward fame and fortune. Oh no, it was not just an exhibi-

tion, an excuse to dress up and pick the pockets of enthusiastic fans. It was the real deal when high-jumping Justin Hunter twice ran fade routes and Coleman twice denied touchdown completions. No fear. Rare athletic ability. Perfect timing. Headlines. Hunter is 6-4. Hunter snagged seven Tennessee TD passes that counted last season, tied for tops among all freshmen in NCAA football. That’s the whole country, including Alaska. Coleman is 5-10. About this time last spring, he was finishing fifth in the Georgia 4A 110 high hurdles. He ran second in intermediates. He has come a long way, baby, in a very short time. On the summer depth chart for Tennessee football, he is a

Korean War era vet and former school teacher Richard “Dick” Booher (far right) with World War II vet Richard May and his son, Allen “Wolfie” May, before the HonorAir flight to Washington, D.C., on April 13. Photo submitted

counties, retiring in 1994. To supplement his income, Booher worked as the midnight supervisor at the Haslam residential treatment center until 2004 and continued working part time until March 2008. He left to take care of Pat, who was recovering from a hip replacement surgery. She died in June 2009. He lives in the house they shared in a subdivision off Ball Camp Pike. Booher calls the HonorAir trip “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” “It makes you feel like people appreciate the service you gave to your country. It gives you a good feeling. I’m grateful to (Eddie) Mannis for providing an opportunity for Korea and World War II vets to go.” Although he didn’t serve in combat there, Booher was particularly moved by the Korean War Memorial. It depicts men on patrol, wearing ponchos, carrying various weapons or a radio. Booher says he talked to one Korean War vet who once saw the memorial in dense fog. “He said it was almost surreal. And the looks on their faces are so life-like. It makes you stop and think about what those guys did for our country.”

He remembers talking to another Korean vet, back in Japan in the ’50s, who’d fought in the Chosin Reservoir. “There was one road out of there and the Communists kept firing on them. Korea (in season) was extremely cold. He said they’d have to keep the trucks running all the time.” Korea is unfortunately known as The Forgotten War. Booher recalled that 36,594 Americans were killed in action, 103,284 were wounded and 8,177 are still missing in action. The Korean War has never officially ended. It’s a story that no one should ever forget. During the HonorAir visit, Booher was particularly moved by seeing the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery. He says the reverent silence was deafening. “When you witness that, if you’re not proud to be an American, there’s something wrong with you.” Booher says those on the HonorAir flight wanted for nothing. Guardians were assigned to a group of two or three vets. Doctors rode aboard all four buses while in Washington. The buses were given a police escort through the city. Both Knox mayors and Covenant

Health CEO Tony Spezia were on hand at McGhee Tyson Airport to see them off and a welcoming committee waited at Reagan Airport in D.C. The vets saw the Air Force, Lincoln, Korean War, Vietnam, World War II and Marine memorials and drove by the Navy Memorial. Booher says the trip ran like a welloiled machine. Each vet was given a HonorAir ball cap. At the Knoxville welcome back ceremony, people lined each side of the airport walkway, balloons arching overhead, while a 5-year-old girl sang “You’re A Grand Old Flag.” Booher received a letter from Gibbs Elementary 5th grader Matthew Trent, who told him that he plays wingback for his football team and intends to join the Air Force after he graduates from high school. Matthew had something else to say, too. “Thank you for your service.”

first-team cornerback. That may not hold in August. What you do in spring games either does or doesn’t matter. *** In three of the past four Decembers, the Heisman Trophy was awarded to Southeastern Conference stars: Tim Tebow, Mark Ingram, Cam Newton. Such dominance dictates that the SEC is a proper place to look for 2011 trophy prospects. There is an interesting list. Alas, no Volunteer is under consideration. South Carolina has two Heismantypes, wideout Alshon Jeffery (88 catches, 1,517 yards, nine TDs) and running back Marcus Lattimore (1,197 rushing and 17 touchdowns as a freshman). Neither will win. They will split the vote. Trent Richardson is now the running back at Alabama. Multitalented Jeff Demps of Florida supposedly has a chance if he gets the football often and if the Gators win a surprising number of games. Michael Dyer of Auburn ranks high for a youngster. He gained 1,093 last season, broke a Bo Jackson record and made the 37-yard run that set up the winning

kick in the national championship game. Heisman voters may consider past accomplishments. There are other All-Americans in the SEC. Tennessee has none. *** Ben Still, large offensive lineman, prep star in Memphis, mechanical engineering enthusiast with a 3.8 core GPA, says his football future is at Ole Miss. Ben is the son of former Tennessee All-American Eric Still but nobody is publicly complaining that DD did not offer a scholarship. UT has many young offensive linemen. Some of us get a warm, fuzzy feeling when high school athletes follow family ties to Tennessee. On the horizon is Maryville quarterback Patton Robinette, among the favorite grandchildren of Pat Robinette, Vol basketball guard in the mid-1960s, smart student, career educator, exceptional human being. Keep an eye on developments. *** Ah yes, basketball is again in season. The Vols are enjoying individual skill sessions and getting acquainted with new coaches. In one such workout, players

played without a basketball. They did interesting, little defensive slides from sideline to sideline while holding aloft 10-pound medicine balls. This can become strenuous work. Rumor has it that a few knees buckled. One player finally caught his breath and whispered that it was boot camp worthy of Marines. Did anything like this happen in the Bruce Pearl era? *** Pity on Bob and Bert. Tennessee is talking to post prospect Yemi Makanjuoloa at Word of God Academy in Raleigh, N.C. Help me as I ponder how that name would sound on the Vol Network. Yemi is 6-9 and a developmental project. He came to the United States from Nigeria and was going to grow at famous Oak Hill Academy but has relocated. UT coaches visited. For the sake of our favorite basket announcers, maybe Yemi will attend Loyola Marymount or Siena or Hofstra. On the other hand, if he is good enough, maybe we’ll all learn how to say Mak-an-juo-loa.

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couple of weeks ago, Grandma and I decided to go up and get a much-needed Cades Cove fix. The weather was sunny, temps in the upper 70s and the wildflowers were coming on strong. We hadn’t tried out the newlypaved Loop Road, and we hadn’t given it our stamp of approval, either. And, in rummaging through some stuff, I had come upon a Cades Cove Auto Tour Guide booklet that was published in 1965, which I’m sure we acquired around 1970. So, we packed a lunch and headed for the hills, to see if we could get a newer version of the tour book to compare with our 40-year-old one. A brochure put out by the Smoky Mountains Association makes a striking statement: even if Cades Cove were to secede from the rest of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, it would still be on the list of the 10 most-visited national parks! With no waterslides, bumper cars, bungee jumps, or fast-food restaurants, no motels or casinos, and still with 2 million visitors a year, you’d think there must be something pretty good going on up there. There is. Taken together with its rim of massive mountains, millennia of natural history and centuries of people history, Cades Cove is a spell-binding place. The Smoky Mountain coves – Cades, Wear, Tuckaleechee, Cataloochee – are geologically unique places. Their flat, level floors are made of younger limestone rocks, surrounded by overlying, older, acidic shales and sandstones making up the mountains. This situation gives the cove floors sweeter, less acid soil than the rocky hillsides, excellent for growing corn, wheat, vegetables and grass for grazing and for hay. It’s potentially a great place to settle. There is no evidence that the Cherokee had ever set up actual residence in the Cove; the first permanent white settlers were John and Lucretia Oliver, who arrived in 1818. The area was very remote. The nearest town was Maryville, a threeday round trip. Many of the early folks lived their entire lives without ever leaving the Cove. Never very crowded, the Cove population rose

Purple Phacelia people how life was lived in those mountains nearly 200 years ago. So now, as Grandma and I meander through the Cove, the forested mountains look down on a new and nicely-improved Loop Road with paved turnoffs and smooth stream crossings. We can see and visit half a dozen beautiful old log homes, a couple of magnificent cantilevered barns, a working grist mill and four “modern” frame buildings dating from the early 1900s – the three churches and the Becky Cable house at the Cable Mill area. And what’s the main difference between the 1965 Auto Tour and the present one? In 1965, the Cove’s fields were leased out by the park service to fortunate individuals to cut hay and graze cattle, supposedly to maintain the farm-like atmosphere of the place. There were three residences for those people listed on the Auto Tour, and along the road, fenced fields full of fat

cattle grazing on imported fescue grass. They are gone now, people, residences and cows. The fields are being carefully restored, one at a time, to the way they would have looked in the 1800s. The Park staff is planting the fields in native warm-season grasses, from seed found to remain in a few areas of the Cove. These grasses make excellent food and cover for the creatures that have lived in the Cove for centuries. People complain that the native grasses make the landscape look “weedy.” River otters, wiped out of the Smokies early on for their fur, once again swim in Abrham’s Creek. Peregrine falcons, once extinct east of the Rockies because of DDT, again fly over the Cove and raise a couple of young up on Duckhawk Ridge every year. A “Day Hikes” guide we got along with our new Auto Tour Guide lists 28 species of birds you should see in the Cove. Deer and

and fell through the years, peaking at around 685 in 1850 and at 708 in 1900. There were still about 100 families living in the Cove when Tennessee began buying up the land for the national park in 1928. Which brings us to the present – sort of. One of the most fascinating parts of the history of the park, to me at least, is the difficulty the founders and early leaders had in deciding what to do with the park once they had it. Some people wanted to make it another great wilderness park like the ones out West, complete with dude ranches and lots of horses. They imported rainbow trout and stocked the streams with the nonnative fish so that anglers could experience real trout fishing, like out West. Others wanted a network of paved roads throughout the park so everyone could experience every part of it from their car windows. They wanted big, multistory, rustic hotels like those in Yellowstone, Yosemite and Glacier national parks, with plenty of restaurants and amenities. And the one that really gets me, and it CROSS CURRENTS | Lynn Hutton was seriously considered and debated and Jesus said to (Thomas), “Have you believed because favored by the first you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen park superintendent, and yet have come to believe.” (John 20: 29 NRSV) J.R. Eakin – dam up I see his blood upon the rose Abram’s Creek, flood And in the stars the glory of his eyes, Cades Cove into a His body gleams amid eternal snows, lake 3.4 miles long His tears fall from the skies. and a mile wide, have a huge lodge on the I see his face in every flower; lakeshore with a carThe thunder and the singing of the birds illon bell tower and Are but his voice – and carven by his power paddle boats for the Rocks are his written words. visitors. Good grief! All pathways by his feet are worn, Thank goodness His strong heart stirs the ever-beating sea, much more farsightHis crown of thorns is twined with every thorn, ed and wiser heads His cross is every tree. prevailed. They de(“I See His Blood Upon the Rose,” cided to preserve Joseph Mary Plunkett) the Cove in such a

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way as to protect the natural features like the forest-covered mountains and the clear, free-running streams, and still show us 21st century


s is so often the case with words I know by heart, I first learned the words of Plunkett’s poem by hearing them sung. I was in junior high school

and my social studies classroom was across and just down the hall from the room where the senior high Advanced Chorus rehearsed. Day after

turkeys abound. And flowers? We saw some 25 species that day, showy orchis, crested dwarf iris, bouquets of yellow trilliums with red fire pinks. An amazing natural flower garden. As we destroy our ridge tops, muddy our streams and fill the landscape with abandoned bigbox stores (think Knox County), it’s a comfort to know that there are yet a few sanctuaries where the natural world can go on as it was intended. The 800 square miles of mountains, streams and forests preserved within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park serve to show us what nature can create if given a few thousand years here and there. And a little time spent in Cades Cove can serve to show how independent and determined people can adapt to such a world, and live in it successfully for their whole lives. Spend a day in the Cove.

day during that spring, I heard these words by the British mystic poet, and understood them with as much depth of spirit as a 13-year-old can bring to bear. It was years later that I understood with more mature depth the meanings of his imagery. And longer still before I stood beside the Grand Canyon and saw “carven by his power” his written words. I am grateful to Plunkett for reminding us that all creation is a love letter from God. On Easter Sunday an Armenian clergy pointed out on the PBS radio show “On Being” that in the Creation story in Genesis 1, when it says “God saw that it was good,” the Hebrew could as easily be rendered “God saw that it was beautiful.” And God said, “That’s beautiful.” Which, of course, is exactly what we say when we can breathe again after having been amazed by the wonders of this world, which bear God’s own thumbprint.

I am grateful, too, to John the Evangelist for recording Jesus’ words to Thomas. Thomas is, I suppose, everyone’s favorite agnostic, the one who couldn’t believe until he had seen for himself. It was a week after Easter before Thomas saw Jesus. When Jesus offered for Thomas to touch him (a privilege he had denied to Mary on Easter morning), Thomas no longer needed proof, but declared his faith by exclaiming, “My Lord and My God!”, which was as real and succinct an Affirmation of Faith as any that has been written in subsequent centuries. It was in that moment that Jesus mildly upbraided Thomas for having to see to believe. But in so doing, Jesus also offered us our own personal, universal, once-and-for-all beatitude: “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.” We believe because we see Him everywhere!

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MEETINGS ■ The Knoxville Writers’ Guild will sponsor a panel discussion on writing dialogue 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Redeemer Church of Knoxville, 1642 Highland Ave. Cost is $15 for members, $20 nonmembers. The panel will include novelist and screenwriter Shannon Burke, playwright Lisa Soland, novelist Pamela Schoenewaldt and screenwriter Russell Schaumburg. To register, visit ■ UT Toastmasters Club will meet 12:05 p.m. sharp every Tuesday at the UT Conference Center Building, 600 Henley St., room 218. Info: Email Evelyn Winther at ewinther@flsenergy. com or call Sue Goepp, 5990829. ■ The Harvey Broom Group/ Sierra Club will welcome guest speaker Ben Royer 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church on Kingston Pike. Royer will discuss “Walking the

dle schools and all of their feeder elementary schools will be showing students’ artwork through Friday, May 20. The seventh annual Garden Party Luncheon and Auction will be held 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, in the gardens of Ginger and Bill Baxter. Each table seats eight guests. Musical entertainment will be provided by the group Nostalgia. Tickets are $35 and reservations must be made in advance. The Creamery Park Grill is donating gourmet sandwiches that will be served with salads and homemade cookies provided by the Fountain City Art Guild. At previous luncheons, many participants would dress up with the women often wearing

summer hats. Invitations can be mailed or emailed upon request. During the party, center members will have the chance to reflect on the memory of their dear friend Marguerite McCampbell, who passed away recently. One of her paintings will be on display at the party. McCampbell was a six-year member of the Saturday morning watercolor class, which has compiled some of its work into a butterflythemed book to be auctioned off at the party. The book is dedicated to the memory of McCampbell. Other auction items include paintings by Bob Meadows and Chloe Harrington, a stunning stained glass piece by Penny Berridge and a three day and

night stay at the historic Wort Hotel in Jackson Hole. Members of the center would like to thank Garden Party Committee members Ginger Baxter, Linda Wise, Janet Trewhitt, Brenda Moulton, Jan Macfarlane, Toni Nicholson, Leslie Feulner, Penny Berridge, Jean Payne, Sue Lane, Bob Meadows, Sally Robinette and Robin Rohwerfor all their hard work on this project. Art Center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. most Saturdays. The center is closed on Sundays and Mondays. Info: 357-2787, email fcartcenter@knology. net or come by the center at 213 Hotel Ave.

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■ Knoxville High class of 1951 will hold its 60th reunion beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, June 3, with an informal reception in the William Blount Room of the Marriott Hotel; 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 4, with a tour of Knoxville; and at 6 p.m. for social hour and 7-9 cruise and dinner on the river boat at Volunteer Landing. The event is being hosted by Jan and Carolyn Fay. The weekend will conclude with a Sunday brunch 8:30 to 11 a.m. June 5.

■ Bonny Kate Chapter, DAR will meet 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, in the Palm Court room of the Orangery restaurant on Homberg Drive. Guest speaker Barry Miller will present the program “The Daily Life of a Common Soldier.” The annual memorial service will follow. ■ The Writers’ Guild will host humorist Judy DiGregorio’s workshop “From Pen to Publication: How Do You Start?” 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the Redeemer Church of Knoxville, 1642 Highland Ave. Cost is $15 for guild members, $20 for nonmembers. Info and RSVP:

■ Halls High class of 1965 will hold its 46th reunion Saturday, June 25, on the Star of Knoxville Riverboat. Boarding at 6:30 p.m. and departure at 7. Cost is $43.75 per person for the dinner and cruise. Info: Elaine Wolfenbarger, 256-6292.

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Shriners to hold annual ‘Rod, Bike and Kustom Nationals’ The Kerbela Shriners’ Smoky Mountain Rod, Bike and Kustom Nationals will be held 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Music Road Hotel, 303 Henderson Chapel Road, in Pigeon Forge. Preregistration is $15 and $20 on the day of the show. Trophies will be awarded near the end of the day. All proceeds benefit the Kerbela Shine Temple. Info: Paul McMahan, 661-5120 or kerbelainnovators@

Kerbela Shrine Paper Sale is May 9-15 The annual Kerbela Shrine Paper Sale will be held May 9-15 this year. The sale is the fundraiser that provides Shrine hospitals the ability to treat children selected during the recent mini-screening clinic at no charge.

Senior novice tennis program offered in May The 22nd annual “Never-Ever” Senior Novice Tennis Program, offered to seniors 50 and older who have never played or haven’t played tennis in a number of years, will be held 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays beginning May 16 at Tyson Family Tennis Center and 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning May 17 at the Murphy Courts in West Hills Park. Registration/info: Bob Roney, 971-5896.


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Lawson Branch turned 3 on April 15 and celebrated with a Spider Man party with family and friends. He is the son of Chris and Amanda Branch.

Jessie Krista Brown celebrated her fifth birthday April 11. She is the daughter of David and Julie Brown of Corryton. Jessie has a sister, Lee Ann Rutherford, and a brother, Donnie Oliver. Grandparents are Joyce Henry and the late George Henry of Corryton and Jack and Carolyn Brown of Powell. Weslyn Grace Hunley was born Feb. 28 to Lynn and Amy Hunley of Maynardville. Weslyn has two brothers, Hunter and Harlen. Her grandparents are Allen and Jane Graves and Elbert and Margie Hunley. Micah Brooks Mellon was born Nov. 22. Micah has an older brother, Mitchell Bailey Mellon. Parents are Jason and Moriah Wilkerson Mellon. Grandparents are Lucie and Everett Wilkerson, Roy Mellon and the late Patricia Brooks Mellon. Great-grandmother is Gladys Cash. Mitchell Bailey Mellon celebrated his third birthday Nov. 16. He has a younger brother, Micah Brooks Mellon. Parents are Jason and Moriah Wilkerson Mellon. Grandparents are Lucie and Everett Wilkerson, Roy Mellon and the late Patricia Brooks Mellon. Great-grandmother is Gladys Cash.

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The 10U Reds were tournament champions at the Chris Newsom Memorial Tournament. Pictured are: (front) Zach Mullins, Chase West, Mathew Phillips, Jacob Gregory, Jackson Gregory; (middle row) Hunter Lepper, Jackson Muncy, Chris Miller, Caleb White, Dylan Hensley, Brian Rockwell, Zach Weisgerber; (back) Hugh Newsom, Mary Newsom, and coaches Jack Muncy, Doug Lepper, Tom Mullins, Chris Phillips and Joey West.

Bertha Beason turns 97 Bertha Beason celebrated her 97th birthday with a party at the Pleasant Gap church fellowship hall March 19 with family and friends. Her husband is the late James Beason. The couple were married 60 years. Mrs. Beason says that she has loved going to church, which is most important.

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14U Reds are champs The 14U Reds were tournament champions at the Chris Newsom Memorial Tournament. Team members are: (front) Jordan White, Chandler Lepper, Alex Purisful, Trey lepper, Macrea Love, Andrew Phillips; (middle row) Ben Kaman, Daniel McKee, Josh Davis, Chance Buhl, Colby Gaut; (back) coaches Dan Kaman, Doug Lepper, Lance Lepper and Hailey Lepper. Not pictured is Devan Keller.

Historic film on Franklin The East Tennessee Historical Society’s First Friday event for May will be special screenings of the East Tennessee PBS film “The Mysterious Lost State of Franklin” 5:15, 6:15 and 7:15 p.m. Friday, May 6, in the auditorium at the East Tennessee History Center. Info: 215-8824 or visit

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Maples celebrate 63rd anniversary Walter and Margie Shoemaker Maples of Fountain City are celebrating their 63rd wedding anniversary. The couple were married April 17, 1948, at Fourth Presbyterian Church of Knoxville. Walter is retired from a career in sales and management. Margie is retired from Safeco Insurance Company. Children are Amy and Jerry McDonald of Dandridge, Andy Maples of Hyndman, Pa., and Dru Maples of Fountain City. They have five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. They plan to further celebrate their anniversary with a summer trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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HALLS/FOUNTAIN CITY SHOPPER-NEWS • MAY 2, 2011 • A-11 brother, Jacob; son, Gabriel Elijah; and other family and friends. David O’Bryan Reed, 23, was a 2007 graduate of Central High School. He leaves Mary Lou his dad, George Byrge III; Horner mother, Sharon Reed; and a host of family and friends. Old-timers will remember the Wilson brothers’ 25 and had served in Iraq store, operated by Rex and with the 278th H Troop. He Maynard in Halls. We all is survived by his parents, bought gasoline there when George and Susan Winters; it was a whole lot cheaper

Beware of storms If we needed reminding, last week’s severe storms showed the devastation that can quickly come to a community. We owe a big thanks to the TV weather reporters (and stations) that suspended regular programming to keep us up-to-date on the storms. We lost two young men last week. George B. Winters III was

CONDOLENCES ■ Mynatt Funeral Homes Inc. (922-9195 or 688-2331): Mary “Ruth” Jennings Campbell Lee F. “Bill” Davis Jack Arnold McMahan Denny Phillips David O’Bryan Reed Heather LeeAnn Rios Ruth Lovin Scarbrough Dixie Lee Sievers Mary Jean Williams Theron Dennis Wilson George Buckner Winters III

WORSHIP NOTES Community services ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, takes orders for Angel Food Ministries by phone, 228-9299, or in person the Saturday before each distribution. The distribution of the food is usually the third Saturday of each month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Info: 228-9299 or the church office, 690-0160. ■ Beaver Ridge UMC Food Pantry hands out food to local families in need 1-2 p.m. every Monday and 7-8 p.m. every first Monday. Donations and volunteers are welcome. Info: 690-1060 or www. ■ Cross Roads Presbyterian hosts the Halls Welfare Ministry food pantry from 6-8 p.m. each second Tuesday and from 9-11 a.m. each fourth Saturday. ■ Dante Church of God, 410 Dante School Road, will distribute food boxes 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 14, or until boxes are gone. You must be present to receive a box. One per household. Info: 689-4829.

Fundraisers ■ New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 7115 Tipton Lane, will have a rummage sale 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday, May 6-7. Info: 583-9439. ■ Christ UMC, 7535 Maynardville Highway, will have a rummage sale 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 6, and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7. All proceeds will benefit mission work. ■ Dante Baptist Church, 314 Brown Dr., will host a benefit for stroke survivor Brenda Bryant 4-8 p.m. Saturday, May 7. There will be food, music and fun including Lakeside Gospel Group, The Williams Family, Rejoice Dance Team and Mavis and Friends. Info: Melissa, 237-0066.

■ Fountain City UMC will have a rummage sale 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, rain or shine. Brown Bag-a-Bargain for $3 a bag begins at noon. ■ New Fellowship Baptist Church, 4624 Nora Road, will hold a rummage sale 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7. Info: 688-1073. ■ New Hope Christian School will hold a golf tournament Saturday, May 7, at Ruggles Ferry Golf Course. Lunch and registration beings at noon a shotgun start will be at 1 p.m. Format is a four-person scramble. Entry fee is $240 per team. Preregister by April 22. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Info: Lisa Helton, 755-1597. ■ Cornerstone Baptist Church, 2500 Mynatt Rd., will host a benefit sale 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 6-7. Merchandise will include clothes, household items, infant items and more. All proceeds go toward the church’s Vacation Bible School. Info: 687-9012.

Music services ■ Fountain City Presbyterian Church, 500 Hotel Road, will host Alathea in concert at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4. Info: 688-1263 or www. ■ Christ UMC, 7535 Maynardville Pike, sponsors bluegrass each second Sunday during the 8:45 a.m. service.

Rec programs ■ New Covenant Fellowship Church, 6828 Central Avenue Pike, will host Open Scrapbook Night 6-10 p.m. Friday, May 6, in the fellowship hall. Bring a snack and two-liter drink to share and your own scrapbook supplies. Limited seating, childcare available. RSVP by Wednesday, May 4: 689-7001. ■ Trinity UMC, 5613 Western Ave., will host Alive@35 beginning in May. This group is open to anyone ages 35-55.

Info: email tonyajelf@gmail. com or call 357-6134. ■ North Acres Baptist Church Happy Travelers invites everyone to see the “Hank Williams Show” Saturday, May 7, at the Barter Theater. Info: Derrell Frye, 938-8884. ■ Christ UMC youth ministry, 7535 Maynardville Pike, will host its third annual car show 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14. Deadline for pre-registration is Sunday, May 8. There will be door prizes, food, a swap meet, raffle and more. The show is open to all cars, trucks and tractors. ■ New Covenant Fellowship Church, 6828 Central Avenue Pike, will hold Pilates class lead by a certified personal trainer 5:45 p.m. each Monday for $5 a class. Info: 689-7001. ■ Beaver Ridge UMC , 7753 Oak Ridge Highway hosts an exercise class in the Family Life Center gym at 9 a.m. Tuesdays and 4 p.m. Thursdays. The ZUMBA program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program. Cost is $2 per class. Low-Impact Aerobics Classes will continue to meet 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Info: 690-1060.

Senior programs ■ Black Oak Heights Baptist Church, 405 Black Oak Drive, will begin a Bible study class for seniors without a partner 9:30 a.m. each Sunday in the church gymnasium. The Rev. Dr. William “Bill” Justice will lead the class. Info: 5777130 or e-mail wg_justice@

Special services ■ First Comforter Church, 5516 Old Tazewell Pike, will have a special Mother’s Day service Sunday, May 8. Gifts will be given to the youngest and oldest and to the mother with the most children. Info: 688-8390.


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■ The Shepherd of the Hills Baptist Church now offers an internet prayer line. Anytime you have a prayer or concern, call the line and leave a message. Someone will be praying about the request with you within 24 hours. Prayer line: 484-4066.

Women’s programs ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, will host Women’s Bible Study 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the church library on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The group’s five-week study will be Henri Nouwen’s “The Return of the Prodigal Son – A Story of Homecoming.” Info: Rev. Glenna Manning, 690-1060; www.

Workshops and classes ■ Mt. Calvary Toast Masters meet 6:45 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month in the library at Mt. Cal-

vary Baptist Church, 1807 Dandridge Ave. The group is for people 18 years and older who want to improve their public speaking and leadership skills. Info: Becki Staley, 704-719-6780 or email ■ Fairview Baptist Church, 7424 Fairview Rd. off East Emory Road, hosts a Celebrate Recovery program 7-9 p.m. Thursdays. ■ New Hope Baptist Church, 7602 Bud Hawkins Road in Corryton, hosts Celebrate Recovery adult and youth classes 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 12-step class 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Info: 688-5330. ■ Shiloh Baptist Church, 6645 Ridgeview Road, is a new church that meets 10 a.m. for Sunday school, 11 for morning worship, 6 for Sunday night service and 7 p.m. for Wednesday Bible study. A new study in the Book of Revelation will be held 6 p.m. Sundays until completion. Info: the Rev. Wade Wamack, 405-2793.

to learn what daily life is like for women around the world. “Some tables will be about single moms or the homes,” Sallas said. “Several international countries will also be represented. We want to heighten the awareness of women around the world.” Each table will have a mission partner who will lead the discussion of what a day in the life of those women is like. The event is a joint effort between the missions ministry and women’s ministry at the church. “Our focus is on all women, and we seek to help each of the missions and ministries,” Zallas said. Zallas said the night would be appropriate for all ages, and every woman in Knoxville was welcome. “We want any and all women from teens to seniors and everyone in between to be there,” she said.

Youth programs ■ Fountain City UMC has openings available for all age groups for the 2011-2012 school year. Info: Susan Todd, 689-5518 or email her at ■ Beaver Ridge UMC 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, has open registration for Summer 2011 and the 2011-2012 school year (preschool and parent’s day out). Info: Lori or Lisa, 531-2052 or visit www.beaverridgeumc. com. ■ Dayspring Church, 906 Callahan Drive, suite 109, is a nondenominational congregation worshiping in a “come as you are” atmosphere. Dayspring Christian preschool trains children from 2 years through 1st grade. Info: 2660324 or dayspringchurch10@ ■ Graveston Baptist Church Parents’ Day Out program is enrolling children ages 11 months to pre-k. Prices are $145/month for two days a week, $85/month for one day a week. Info: Michelle, 465-9655.

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than it is today. Theron Dennis Wilson, son of Rex and Opal, died last week at age 69. His stepmother, Blanch Thomas, lives in Halls, and Theron left a large family. Ruth Lovin Scarbrough, 82, of Halls attended Alice Bell Baptist Church and was retired from Standard Knitting Mills. She now joins her husband, Lloyd, and is surBy Natalie Lester vived by daughter Delores First Baptist Concord Diand son Danny and his wife, rector of Women’s Ministry Sandy. Rhonda Sallas hopes the upcoming Tea, Pray, Love gathering leads women to ■ St. Andrews UMC, 4240 assist their peers locally and Plummer Drive, will host globally. former Dallas Cowboy and evangelist D.D. Lewis, for a “We’re hoping women special service 10:30 a.m. Sun- are called to donate their day, May 8. All are welcome. time, money and prayer for ■ Trinity UMC, 5613 Western other women,” Sallas said. Ave., will host a six-week Bible “I think this will affect study based on the book participants in three ways. “Catching Fireflies” by Patsy First, they will realize how Clairmont 7-8 p.m. beginning blessed they are and then Monday, May 2. Everyone gain motivation to pray. Out is invited. Info: Tonya Jelf, of that prayer, I hope many 357-6134. are led to volunteer with the ■ First Comforter Church, one of the organizations.” 5516 Old Tazewell Pike, is On May 13, participants hosting its 20th annual May will gather in the student weekend meetings 6 p.m. gym at FBC Concord’s every Friday through Sunday in May. Info: Jim Hensley, Kingston Pike campus at 688-8390. The church will also 6:30 p.m. Robin Garner, hold a special Mother’s Day whose husband serves as service Sunday, May 8. the church’s missions pas■ Bell Road Worship Center, tor, will give the keynote 7321 Bell Road, offers Cafe speech. Then, women will Connection at 6 p.m. Sundays. travel to different tables


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Students research greatest American inventors Winners of the Brickey-McCloud Elementary speech contest pictured with principal Robbie Norman are: Christina Varnes (first), Emma Cummings (second) and Josh Morton (third). Each 5th grade student was required to work on a research project and then wrote a speech that was presented to their class. Each 5th grade teacher picked a top student to represent their class in a gradewide competition. The contest was sponsored by the Modern Woodmen of the World and the topic was “Greatest American Inventions.” Photo by Ruth White

Sterchi to honor retiring teachers By Ruth White Three Sterchi Elementary School teachers will be honored 3-6 p.m. Thursday, May 5, with a reception for friends, former co-workers and students to share fond memories and bid farewell as they prepare for retirement from teaching. Harriett Wilson has taught at Sterchi for 27 of her 37 years in the classroom. She considers those years “wonderful experiences” and has had the most fantastic, fulfilling career as a teacher. “I have made everlasting friendships with fellow teachers and staff in the school,” she said. “I have been fortunate to work closely with parents and members of the community who have shared my commitment to making Sterchi the best school in Knox County.” With the help of dedicated co-workers and staff, Sterchi has strived to develop a topnotch kindergarten program. The teachers are committed to their classroom of students, but also to all students in the school because they know that what students learn in kindergarten carries on through their school years. Wilson looks forward to having more time to play, more time to pay attention to family and friends, and more time to do whatever she chooses. “I look for every month to be June and every day to be Saturday.” Dr. Barbara Davis has spent almost all of her teach-

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ing career at Sterchi Elementary, teaching children in the same classroom each year. She has 50 years of service with the state of Tennessee, including 47 of her 48 years at Sterchi. “I have always been a lifelong learner, not wanting to miss any thing in school,” she said. Davis has tutored children in reading and has taught summer school every year with the exception of three since 1988. Outside of school, Davis cares for her 94-year-old mother and is active in her church, Wallace Memorial Baptist. She is looking forward to enjoying her first grandchild, a girl, due in September. “I know that Sterchi will go on without me.” she said, “I just hope I can go on without Sterchi.” Davis is thankful for the privilege of working with a great staff at Sterchi and for the parent helpers in her classroom over the years. “Thank you to all of the children who have blessed my life in ways they will never know.” She will miss her coworkers and the students, but

Putting words into action making a difference without Students and staff mem- filling landfills with waste. In bers at Adrian Burnett Ele- addition to recycling items, mentary celebrate Earth Day planting flowers and trees, every day, but held a special they are saving energy by assembly to show how they “turning off, unplugging and shutting down.” are taking care of the earth. Adrian Burnett is not just Students have been recycling newspaper, white paper talking the “green talk,” but and cans for eight years and are walking the “green walk.”

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Wilson promises to return for lunch frequently. Susan Mullins has wanted to be a teacher since she was in high school. Her family moved and she lived next door to a young man who had special needs. It was then that she decided to become a teacher to help children with special needs. She was hired in 1972 by Knoxville City Schools and was a special education teacher of a self-contained EMR classroom at Lonsdale Elementary. In 1985, she was hired as the Resource teacher at Sterchi Elementary. She has been a special education teacher for 39 years and has also taught in the regular education Summer School Program for many years in a number of different schools. Mullins also spends time tutoring students. One thing Mullins enjoys most about teaching is visits from former students. “I love the students and will miss teaching but I look forward to the next phase of my life.” Her husband has been retired for years and they look forward to spending retirement together.

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Student Megan Newport shows a sign stating that by turning off lights and unplugging appliances, Adrian Burnett Elementary saved $13,939 last year during the months of September through December. Photos by Ruth White

Each year, students in 2nd grade classes at Fountain City Elementary experiment with ways to protect a raw egg from breaking when dropped from a second story window. The project is known as Eggonauts and creativity flows as the egg packaging is made with different protective objects. Students selected packing materials including cotton balls, stuffed animals, foam, newspaper and even marshmallows to help cushion the impact.

Alex Gadd gives a big “thumbs up” right before he sends his egg out of a two-story window at Fountain City Elementary School. Photos by Ruth White

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Representing Gibbs High in top fashion Mallicoat and Fitch selected Mr. and Miss GHS By Ruth White Gibbs High School seniors Ben Mallicoat and Lesley Fitch are preparing to graduate from high school and begin life “in the real world.” They were selected Mr. and Miss GHS by their peers and both consider it an honor.

Gibbs Eagles Fitch has been active in Gibbs High and the Gibbs community for many years. She has been on the high school cheer squad for four years and worked with GYAA in the community cheerleading program. She

has also worked with young cheerleaders in the Upward Cheerleading program through Roseberry Church. Fitch has also been involved with the school choral program for four years, Future Teachers of America and National Honor Society. She provides community service through volunteering at Elmcroft Assisted Living, works part time and maintains a 3.9 GPA. She was named “Most Attractive Girl” by her classmates. She will attend CarsonNewman College in the fall and has made the cheerleading squad as a freshman. While at Carson-Newman, Fitch plans to study elementary education. Her sister, Allison, also attends Carson-Newman, which will help with the transition to college life.

Fitch will miss her friends the most after graduation. “I really enjoyed being at Gibbs High,” she said. “Everyone is friends here, everyone has a place.” When asked what one word Ben would use to describe Lesley, he said “vibrant.” “She’s always smiling and friendly. Everyone knows her and she represents the school well,” he said. Ben Mallicoat has led an active life while in high school. He set his goals high as a freshman and has continued to achieve them. He has been class president all four years of high school and been a part of the football team. Other activities include Student Government, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta (a math club), tutoring, the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership

Ministry Center and tutoring. His plans after graduation include attending the University of Tennessee Knoxville and studying in the premed program. He will miss teachers and friends after graduation and especially the football atmosphere at the school. “Our senior year in football was great,” he said. He will always remember being part of the district championship team his final year in high school. When Lesley was asked one word to describe Ben, she said (in true Lesley fashion), “Mr. Perfect.” Her first Gibbs High School seniors Lesley Fitch and Ben Mallicoat were seimpression of him was that lected by their peers for top superlative honors. Photo by Ruth White he was a gentleman and had Conference all while mainMallicoat has been in- a lot of friends. “Ben will do taining a 4.0 GPA and being volved with the Arlington great things,” she said. “He named salutatorian. He was Youth Group and pro- is super nice and smart, not also selected “Most Likely to vides community service to mention tall, dark and Succeed” by his classmates. through the Volunteer handsome.”


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■ A baseball tournament will be held Friday through Sunday, May 13-15, at Halls Community Park. 5U-14U. Open to all. 992-5504 or email ■ The 13th annual Halls/Powell Golf Invitational will be held 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 23, at Beaver Brook Golf and Country Club. A complimentary lunch will be served. Entry fee is $250, $190 of which is tax deductible. Register: www.hallspowellgolf. com or call Josh Yarbrough, 232-1218.

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Gibb’s Jessica Walker (9) hits a single in a weather-shortened game against Farragut last Monday. Photo by Justin Acuff


Gibbs High principal Lynn Hill with senior class president Ben Mallicoat, who was honored at the Knox County Schools Partners in Education Luncheon at the Sarah Simpson Center last week. Photo by Jake Mabe



Local students earn Thompson scholarship Local high school seniors who have been awarded the Barney Thompson Memorial Scholarship are: Sylvia Penner, Austin-East; Taylor Greene, Carter; Jalisa Ash, Central; Bart Satterfield IV, Fulton; Michelle Morales, Gibbs; Ravyn Thompson, Halls; and Jennifer Womack, Kelley Volunteer Academy. They were presented the scholarship at the annual Knox County Schools Partners in Education Luncheon held last week at the Sarah Simpson Center.


Kaitlyn Trent is down and ready for softball action on third base for the Eagles. Trent scored one of the three runs for Gibbs and helped lead her team on offense against Union County last week. The Eagles’ 3-0 win over the PatriGibbs High’s Megan Farmer plays tough de- ots clinched the regular season district title for fense on first base as Union County’s Katie Gibbs. Gibbs will host the district tournament George gets ready to head to second. starting Monday, May 9. Photos by Ruth White


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Andrew Owens, Daniel Killion, teacher Tim Reeves, Austin O’Connor and Spencer Cochran share a laugh after the annual Halls High Academic Banquet at the Kerbela Temple. Photos by Jake Mabe

Duncan: ‘Get involved’ 190 students attend academic banquet By Jake Mabe Ted Hatfield told Knox County Trustee John Duncan III before last Thursday’s Halls High Academic Banquet at the Kerbela Temple that Halls is a little like Mayberry.

Moreland heads to Rhodes College Halls High senior softball player Madison Moreland (seated) signs her intentions for Rhodes College next season. Pictured with Madison are: (back) Halls High athletic director Jason Webster, Halls High softball coach Ellisha Humphrey, parents Mary and Ted Moreland and travel ball coach Fred Fekete. The four-year starter for Halls has spent a large portion of her life on the softball field and loves being part of a team. While at Rhodes, Moreland plans to study business administration and wants to be a positive influence for her teammates. She hopes to take with her the good work ethic and discipline acquired while in Halls. Moreland is not only successful on the softball field, but in the classroom as well. She was named Halls High School salutatorian for the class of 2011. “Madison has been a great role model and leader on this team for the past four years,� said coach Ellisha Humphrey. “She has an awesome heart, good work ethic and is fun to be around.� Photo by Ruth White

Halls Red Devils “But that’s OK,� Duncan, the keynote speaker, said. “You’re lucky to live in a place like Halls. There’s a sense of community, a sense of community pride.� Duncan told stories about his grandfather, John Duncan Sr., becoming a young Knoxville mayor and a representative in Congress during the tumultuous 1960s and 1970s. And he passed along a little advice to the seniors. “Get out there and get involved. And don’t let your education stop in the classroom. “There’s going to be critics along the way, people who are going to try to knock you down. But get out there. Make a difference. And never get up.� Banquet chair and Halls High English teacher Donna Wineland said that 332 students in grades 9 through 12 were eligible to receive awards and that 190 attended last Thursday’s banquet. Seniors who were honored for holding a 3.45 to 3.75 GPA are: Jessica Allen, Caleb Asbury, Travis Bigwood, Britney Binkley, Francis Bronson, Chelsea Buchanan, Jordan Cole, John Cunningham, Kayla DePetro, Ashley Fugate, Kendall Hutchinson, Megan Johnson, Jesse Krusenklaus, Jessica Petre, Courtney Prate, Katelin Treece, Alyssa Vito and Miranda Wolfe.

Knox County Trustee John Duncan III speaks at the banquet. Seniors who were honored for holding a 3.75 or better GPA are: Elsie Adams, Sarah Anderson, Michael Anderson, Oda Bjornsborg, Teagan Bryant, Krista Burchfield, Emily Cabage, Emily Chapin, Spencer Cochran, Wade Collins, Sarah Cox, Savannah Dabney, Kaitlyn Darby, Lauryn Darby, Allison Gose, Molly Hammel, Brittany Heater, Anna Henderson, Matthew Holt, Tucker Hunley, Sadie Izo, Tessa Johnson, Tyler Kennedy, Zachary Kennedy, Daniel Killion, Anthony Knowles, Austin Lanz, Morgan Lay, Anna McGill, Sarah Monroe, Madison Moreland, Jayme Needham, Austin O’Connor, Andrew Owens, Emily Parker, Iosif Plamadeala, Bryan Potts, John Steinke, Ravyn Thompson, Sarah Walton, Mariah Watson, Brianna Webb, Courtney White, Kelley Wilds and Cody Zimmerman.

Soccer seniors celebrate senior night with a win Halls senior soccer players were honored at halftime of the Halls/Union County match last week. Playing in one of their final home games of the regular season were: Wes Reyda, Iosif Plamadeala, Spencer Cochran, Wade Collins, Andy Owens, Connor Brice, Neyland Bright and Alvaro Barnuevo. Halls defeated Union County, 3-0. Photos by Ruth White

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Central Bobcats “I’m sad about graduating,” she said. “I know I’ve got it made here. I guess I’m more scared about losing a lot of relationships with people. I know I’ll be starting new relationships, but losing old ones will be tough. Time has flown by. It doesn’t seem fair.” One big reason for Christy’s ambivalence is leaving her Career Skills teacher Heather Lovett. Christy asks Lovett to leave the room so she can talk about her: Once her teacher is gone, Christy has this to say: “She’s the best teacher that I’ve ever had. She cares more than just about a grade in a grade book and will sit down with you if she knows something is wrong. I was being recognized on Senior Night for basketball (she did video for the team) and didn’t have an escort, so she was my ‘mom’ for that. She’s the

other part of my sandwich – when we go to Subway we get the same kind of bread. And when we were in Nashville, we talked for hours. I told her that when I graduate it won’t be her job to hang out with me anymore. She’s always been there for me to talk to and listen. … Her little girl Jayda is like a little sister to me and I pray for her every night.” Career Skills is a class for students who have had challenges in their lives, and it gives Lovett, who also teaches computer skills, the opportunity to work with them on building job skills. “We focus on career goals and on building the skills it takes to successfully take on post-secondary education or to enter the workforce,” Lovett said. A few weeks ago, she chaperoned Graves and other students to Nashville for a state conference sponsored by the JTG program (Jobs for Tennessee Graduates). Christy placed second in the state in a Career Vocabulary competition and also placed second in a regional competition. Another student, Anthony Dallas, placed third in decision-making.

Coming in second doesn’t please Christy, because the prize for finishing in first place was a free trip to Orlando. “I was very disappointed,” she said. Christy got a new video camera for Christmas and is working on a family project – “Welcome to 2001.” She started on New Year’s Eve and so far has got about 30 minutes of video. She’s planning on imbedding a video collage of her grandfather, James Pierce, in the middle of the DVD. “His favorite song is ‘Beulah Land,’ and I’m getting his favorite minister to sing it, so I know he’ll cry. So heartless, making my grandpa cry.” Christy, the daughter of Leisa Graves, plans to go to Pellissippi State for two years to prepare her for Middle Tennessee State University, where she wants to enroll in video production/ cinematography. Her career goal is to do promotional videos for missionary organizations. She has already done videos for her church (First Baptist of Fountain City) and for the media ministry at Black Oak Heights Baptist, where she started running cameras when she was in the 7th grade.

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Gibbs Elementary ■ Schoolwide art show will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3. Family and friends are invited to walk the halls of the school and see wonderful works of two- and three-dimensional art done by students. The goal is for every student to have a piece of art on display.

Gibbs High ■ Project Graduation will be held 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at the North Side YMCA, 7609 Maynardville Highway in Halls. It will be a special celebration for the Class of 2011 to hang out with friends, enjoy games and activities, food, drawings for door prizes and more, all in an alcohol and drug-free environment.

Ritta Elementary ■ The clinic is in need of pants and new underwear for boys and girls. School walk-athon will be Friday, May 6. Field day will be held Tuesday, May 10, and Thursday, May 12.

Shannondale ■ Track meet, Tuesday, May 3; field day for kindergarten, Tuesday, May 10; field day for 1st and 2nd grades, Thursday, May 12; field day for 3rd, 4th and 5th grades, Friday, May 13; Awards day, Thursday, May 19. Benefit update: The total profit from the first Shannondale Foundation benefit totaled just more than $43,000. The top selling auction item was an autographed racing helmet signed by Trevor Bayne and his entire crew from the Daytona 500 race. The Foundation is thankful to everyone who donated and participated in the event to raise funds for the school.

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Project Graduation will be held following Halls High graduation 11:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday, May 19. The event will be held at the Jubilee Banquet Facility off Callahan Drive. Students must present identification to security when entering parking lot and the building. It will be a special celebration for the Class of 2011 and a final chance to say goodbye to their friends, enjoy DJ and dancing competitions with give-a-ways, Zumba, bellydancing, Texas Hold ’Em Tournament, Minute To Win It competitions, dress up photo booth, Wii competitions, soccer, movies, games, food and incredible prizes all in an alcohol and drug-free environment.

Halls Elementary ■ The time capsule sealed in 1986 will be opened 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21. Anyone who worked at, attended or is connected to the school is invited to attend. A reception will follow the historic event.

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Wife saves stubborn husband from heart attack If there’s one thing 57-year-old Eddie McMillan of Knoxville has learned in the last year, it’s not to argue with his wife, Teresa, in the middle of the night. Last June, McMillan had been having shortness of breath for about a month. He made an appointment with Knoxville Heart Group cardiologist Dr. Daniel Slutzker for a heart catheterization, a procedure to diagnose blockages in the heart. But the night before the scheduled appointment, McMillan’s shortness of breath got so bad he couldn’t sleep. His wife begged him to go on to the emergency department at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, but McMillan – who admits to being just a tad bit stubborn – wouldn’t go.

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“We argued for about three hours,” he says. “I was coming in the next morning anyway, so I thought I could wait. But she got the doctor on call (cardiologist Dr. Mike Ayers) on the phone, and he told me more or less, ‘You’d better get your stubborn self in here!’ ” McMillan remembers with a laugh. “So I finally gave in and let my wife bring me in.” McMillan arrived at the emergency room at Fort Sanders in the middle of the night and doctors began assessing his heart. “From then on, I don’t remember much,” he says. That’s because cardiologists Dr. Ayers and Dr. Dan Slutzker along with cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Lacy Harville determined McMillan needed four coronary artery bypasses. While he was under anesthesia for the bypasses, Dr. Harville discovered that one of McMillan’s heart valves needed to be replaced as well. After the emergency surgery, McMillan stayed at Fort Sanders for 10 days. While he was there, he had to quit smoking, a habit he’d had for more than 40 years. “They say if you’re off it three days the nicotine’s out of your system, so I haven’t smoked since. But when you take somebody’s food, caffeine and nicotine away from them, they’re not too hap-

Heart surgery patient Eddie McMillian says if his wife hadn’t insisted he go to the Fort Sanders emergency room, he wouldn’t be here to enjoy his granddaughters Kenley and Baylee. py!” admits McMillan. “I know I was grouchy, but those nurses were great anyway. They knew what was best for my heart in the long run.” The difficult surgery and following cardiac rehabilitation were worth it, McMillan says. Today he walks every morning at 5:30 before going to work in the Facilities Services Department at Fort Sanders. He’s also back to his hobbies of woodworking and gardening. And he’s thankful his wife didn’t listen to him last summer. “She’s the one that saved me, and the good doctors I had. They’ve got the best heart floor there is at Fort Sanders,” McMillan says. “I praise every nurse that tended me up there, and all three of the doctors. You couldn’t have asked for any better care.” And McMillian now advises anyone who is having heart distress not to wait, to get medical attention immediately. For information about the Heart Center at Fort Sanders, call (865) 673-FORT (3678).

The heart of the matter: Cardiac surgery at Fort Sanders Regional Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center offers some of the region’s most advanced cardiac surgical treatments, according to Dr. Lacy Harville, a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon at Fort Sanders. The hospital is able to handle most complex cardiac cases, helping patients with heart disease live more full and active lives. Dr. Lacy Harville, “I think what people Cardiovascular need to know is there’s Thoracic Surgeon no reason to go out of state for heart surgeries,” says Dr. Harville. “We provide basically every aspect of cardiac surgery, except heart transplantation, right here at Fort Sanders.” In addition to inserting stents and using angioplasty to clear clogged heart arteries, Harville says the coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is still the king of heart procedures. There are nearly a half million CABG procedures performed in the United States every year. During this procedure, the surgeon takes a healthy blood vessel from the patient’s leg and an artery from the chest, and grafts them to the heart, making a detour around the blocked part of a coronary artery. A patient might have two, three or more bypass grafts, depending on how many arteries are blocked.

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“People need to know there’s no reason to go out of state for heart surgeries.” “It’s still our most common surgery,” explains Dr. Harville. But in recent years, valve replacements and the CryoMAZE procedure for atrial fibrillation have also become increasingly common, Harville says. The CryoMAZE treats a condition called atrial fibrillation, which is when the upper chambers of the heart beat rapidly and out of rhythm with the lower chambers. The electrical discharges that control the heartbeat misfire. This condition becomes more common as a person ages, and while medication can control it for many people, more severe cases can be cured with the CryoMAZE probe. This is typically an argon-infused cold probe inserted into the heart. The probe freezes small lines of tissue inside the heart chamber, permanently blocking some of the misfiring electrical signals of the heart and restoring it to its normal beat. “We have a 95 to 98 percent success rate with CryoMAZE,” says Dr. Harville, who has done more than 100 of the procedures at Fort Sanders. “It enables people to come off their medications and restores

their normal heartbeat. We do more here at Fort Sanders Regional than anywhere else in the area.” Harville says surgeons are also seeing more complicated by-pass surgeries involving patients who have previously had stents, need multiple bypasses or need a valve replacement combined with CryoMAZE at the same time they’re getting bypass surgery. Using a device called a transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE), surgeons can diagnose a heart valve problem better than ever. The TEE is an ultrasound wand fed down the esophagus, typically during heart bypass surgery. “We’re not looking for extra work, but when you get in there during bypass, you want to get everything done at once, and we’re able to diagnose valve problems while we’re in there,” says Dr. Harville. “We do tests on the heart before we close. We don’t accept anything that’s less than perfect.” For more information about the cardiac procedures performed at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, call (865) 673-FORT (3678).

The American Heart Association now recommends that rapid chest compressions be the first step of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for people whose hearts have stopped. Compressions are to be followed by establishing the Dr. George airway and mouthM. Krisle, to-mouth breathing. Cardiologist The new guidelines apply to adults, children and infants, but not newborns. The revised CPR method was influenced by research that shows many bystanders are hesitant to perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. “Some people are afraid because they’re not trained in CPR,” explains Knoxville Heart Group cardiologist Dr. George Krisle. “A lot of the general public are also worried about performing mouth-to-mouth and being exposed to disease or infection.” According to the American Heart Association, fewer than 8 percent of the 300,000 Americans who suffer out-of-thehospital cardiac arrest every year survive. A study in The Journal of the American Medical Association found that bystanders who performed hand-only CPR were able to increase survival to 34 percent from 18 percent for those who got traditional CPR or none at all. Chest compression can keep blood and oxygen flowing to the brain until help can arrive. “Compressions are the way to go,” says Dr. Krisle. “If people will do compressions and then call 911 instead of doing nothing, it can make big difference for cardiac arrest patients.”

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Turkett inducted into national organization The American College of Critical Care Medicine (ACCM) has announced the induction of Byron Turkett, PA-C, MPAS, FCCM, as a Fellow. Turkett, the chief physician assistant with The University of Tennessee Medical Center’s Trauma and Critical Care Services, is the only practitioner in the region to be recognized with this distinction.

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May is Foster Care Month Child and Family Tennessee would like to raise awareness of May being Foster Care Month. Foster parents must be at least 21 years old, pass background checks, be financially and emotionally stable, take foster care training classes and have a valid driver’s license and car insurance. “You don’t have to be married, have other children, own a house or be rich. People tend to not foster as much during bad economic times, but the child’s food and clothing expenses are covered through a board payment,” said foster care parent recruiter Terrin Kanoa. She said it is especially difficult to find foster homes for ages 10 and older and that there is a tremendous need for foster parents for teenagers. Info: Terrin Kanoa, 524-7483 or email

Beautiful Violet Anne is as lovely in appearance as she is in name. This 2-year-old female shepherd mix has soft fur and dazzling blue eyes. She is a little shy at the Animal Center, but having fun with her new owners should do the trick. She is housetrained and bonds very quickly with people. Violet is available for adoption at Young-Williams Animal Center at 3201 Division St. Hours there are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Young-Williams Animal Village, 6400 Kingston Pike, is open to visitors noon to 6 p.m. daily. See all of Young-Williams’ adoptable animals at

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The Halls High School Stadium Club will host its second annual golf tournament Saturday, July 16, at Three Ridges Golf Course. Lunch and free range balls begin at 1 p.m., with a shotgun start at 2. Fee is $300 per team or $75 per person to be added to a team. Preregistration closes Saturday, July 2. All team members registered before this date will have their names entered twice into the drawing for door prizes. Info: Shawn Nicholson, 684-7348, or email hallsfootballgolftourney@

Beaver Brook Country Club, 6800 Beaver Brook Drive, will host a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, May 9. A game of 18 holes and a golf cart rental will cost $25, of which $10 will be given to the American Cancer Society. A hole-in-one contest will also be held for a chance to win a car. To sign up, call Casey Van De Griff at 689-4479.

Relay For Life Relay For Life of North Knoxville will launch another year in the fight against cancer 7 p.m. Friday, May 13, at Mercy Health and Fitness Center Outdoor Track with a special Survivors’ Lap for those who have defeated cancer. The rest of the participants will surround the track to cheer them on. Info: 558-4053 or visit www.relayforlife. org/northknoxville.

Daniel’s grandfather, my father-in-law Max Carey, passed away April 23, after a long battle with cancer. His struggle started almost exactly two years ago when Daniel was almost 1 year old. Sometimes, I think he held on as long as he did just so Daniel could know him, just so he could hear the little guy say, “I love you, Poppy,” which he’d finally started to do during these past few months. Daniel loved going to his Nana and Poppy’s house. He loved listening to Poppy play guitar while he still could. He loved sitting with them on the couch and sharing his snacks with Poppy, even if Poppy didn’t always want them. I’ve struggled in these weeks with how to explain to Daniel that Poppy was sick and might die. How do you tell a 3-year-old that someone they know and love isn’t going to be around anymore? How could I tell him about sickness and death without scaring him? How much could he really understand? No one whom Daniel knew well and saw on a regular basis has died before. We’ve had deaths in the family, but Daniel was too young and didn’t know the people well enough to really need an explanation. I started small. Daniel knows what the hospital is for, even though he calls it “the doctor’s house.” When we went to visit Poppy at the

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Halls Middle School soccer tryouts scheduled Halls Middle School girls soccer tryouts will be held 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at the Halls Elementary School field located behind the school. A parent must accompany their daughter to fill out registration forms. Players will need cleats/shin guards. Info: coach Chris Mott, 266-0122.

Fountain Heights Neighborhood Watch meeting scheduled The Fountain Heights Neighborhood Watch will host a meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at 1815 Fair Drive. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office will be on hand for a demonstration using police dogs. Info: 689-5381.

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HEALTH NOTES ■ Free anxiety clinic and depression screening day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at the Psychological Clinic, 227 Austin Peay Building, 1404 Circle Drive. Walk-ins only. ■ The 15th annual Mercy Nautical Mile, now called River Song at Mercy Nautical Mile, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, with the Little River Band at Two Rivers Pavillion. Tickets are $250 or a table of 10 for $2,250. Proceeds benefit the Compassion In Action Fund at Mercy Cancer Centers. Info: 632-5678. ■ Alzheimer’s caregiver support group meets 6-7 p.m. each third Thursday at Elmcroft Assisted Living and Memory Care in Halls. Light refreshments. RSVP appreciated. Info: 925-2668. ■ Alzheimer’s support group meets the 6:30 p.m. each first Thursday at Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 7225 Old Clinton Pike. Info: 938-7245. ■ Cancer survivor support groups, Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings and Tuesday evenings, at the Wellness Community, 2230

Sutherland Ave. Support groups for cancer caregivers, Monday evenings. Cancer family bereavement group is Thursday evenings. Info: 546-4661. ■ Chronic Pain and Depression support group meets noon to 1:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at First Baptist Church of Powell, Brown house parking lot on Emory Road; and noon to 1:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month at Faith Promise Church off Pellissippi Parkway. Info: Paula, 945-3810, or 748-1407. ■ Fibromyalgia screenings are held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Fibromyaligia Clinic located at Total Rehab Physical Therapy. Also support group meetings and several classes are held on the third Wednesday of each month. Cost is free. Info: 548-1086. ■ Grief support groups at Fort Sanders Sevier Hospital 6 p.m. the first Thursday of each month; 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Covenant Home Care Knoxville office; and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. the fourth

Wednesday of each month at the Covenant Home Care Oak Ridge office. Registration is required. Info or to register: 541-4500. ■ JumpStart Health & Fitness is a noncompetitive exercise program, located at Associated Therapeutics, 2704 Mineral Springs Road. Info: 687-4537. ■ Lung cancer support group meets 6 p.m. the third Monday every month at Baptist West Cancer Center, 10820 Parkside Drive. No charge, light refreshments served. Info: Trish or Amanda, 2187081. ■ Overeaters Anonymous meets 10 a.m. every Friday at the Halls Senior Center on Crippen Road. Info: Carol, 922-1516. ■ Stop Smoking: 215-QUIT (7848) is a program of the Knox County Health Department. The hotline is answered 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. ■ Support group meeting for family members or caregivers of an adult with a mental illness is 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Cherokee Health Systems,

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Internationally-known wind band composer and conductor Dr. David Holsinger will guest-conduct the Knoxville Christian Youth Band (KCYB) 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at Grace Baptist Church on Oak Ridge Highway. The composer will also teach a complimentary educational clinic prior to the performance. Both events are free. Info: email

The Knoxville Watercolor Society will host a spring show and sale through Sunday, May 15, at the Knoxville Museum of Art. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Info: Wilda Clark, 588-6828.

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The American Museum of Science and Energy will host Science Explorer Camp 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 6-10, and Monday through Friday, June 13-17, at Freels Bend Cabin in Oak Ridge. Explorations will include insects, habitats, water, weather and more. Cost per week is $175 for AMSE members, $190 for nonmembers. Info:

The Arts and Culture Alliance will kick off its 2011 Member Show and the “First Friday Faces” photography exhibit by Barry McManus 5-9 p.m. Friday, May 6, with a First Friday reception at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay St. The exhibits will run through Friday, May 27. The members’ show will feature photography, mixed media, sculpture and more. “First Friday Faces” will showcase more than 40 photographs of people who have attended First Fridays over the past year. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with additional hours 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7. Info: 523-7543 or visit

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The last Lunch and Learn program at the Ramsey House visitors’ center will be “Colonial Bird Jars” 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. Wednesday, May 11. News-Sentinel columnist Marcia Davis will discuss the history of American bird houses including gourds, modern bird houses and more. Bring a sandwich. Drinks and desserts will be provided, and free tours of the Ramsey House will be given to those in attendance. Admission is $8 and reservations are required. RSVP at 546-0745 or email info@

All shows are 6 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $10 ($6 museum members and college students). Ages 17 and under admitted free. Info: Michael Gill 9342039. ■ May 13: Chico and The Men, Knoxville legends of blues, funk, and R&B. Food will be served available from Dave’s Dog House.

For the first time in nearly 30 years, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra has hired a new concertmaster. Gabriel Lefkowitz will join the KSO, replacing Mark Zelmanovich, beginning with the Masterworks concerts Thursday and Friday, May 19-20. Zelmanovich retired at the end of the 2009-2010 season. Info: 291-3310.

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KSO Chamber Season finale

Jazz trumpeter Chris Botti will perform with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra 8 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Civic Auditorium. Botti’s past performances include the World Series and the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony. Tickets are $34. Tickets and info: www. or 291-3310.

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will conclude this year’s Chamber Classics season with an afternoon of Baroque 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 8, at the Bijou Theatre. Tickets are $23.50. Info: 656-4444 or www.knoxville

New York Times bestselling authors Charlaine Harris and Dr. Bill Bass will speak at the B97.5 Author Spotlight 7 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Rothchild Conference Center, 8807 Kingston Pike. Harris is the author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels that the HBO series “True Blood” is based on. Dr. Bass is the creator of The Body Farm at UT. Tickets are $40 for VIP seats and a copy of “Dead Reckoning” and $30 for VIP seating only. Tickets: or 656-4444.

‘Picnic in the Park’ The Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra will perform at Picnic in the Park 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at the Maryville Greenbelts Theatre in the Park. The event is familyfriendly, and patrons are encourage to arrive early and bring a family picnic dinner. Pop and light classical songs will be performed. Info: 291-3310 or www.knoxvillesymphony. com.

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“Survivor: Nicaragua’s Chase Rice will perform an acoustic set on his “Best Damn Country Tour” Thursday, May 12, at the Tin Roof, 1915 Cumberland Ave. Tickets are $5.

Folk and bluegrass Folk and bluegrass artists Jay Clark and Jeff Barbra will perform 8 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Laurel Theater. Tickets are $12. Info: 523-7521.

FSBO OR LEASE OWNER FIN., 3 BR, FANTASTIC SPACIOUS PURCHASE, Ftn. 1 1/2 BA w/Jacuzzi, Westland Court Condo, City area, 4 BR, newer home, W/D comp remod in 2008. Gated 3 1/2 BA, 2800 SF, conn., lg. deck, comm w/pool, rear 3 car gar., fenced level yard, 2 mi. to entry gar, 3 br, 2 1/2 back yard. Priced UT, river, park, & ba, office & courtyard below appraisal at tennis, $5,000 down, $359,000. 865-705-4948 $250,000. 865-898-2232 $689/mo. 865-405-5472 ***Web ID# 767849*** ***Web ID# 773330*** 3/4 BR, 2 full BA, appx. ***Web ID# 775541*** FTN CITY New 2-story 2400 SF, Harriman TN, condos, reduced $10k fin. bsmnt. For info. HALLS, on cul-de-sac, 1400 sf, 3 br, 1 1/2 to $84,900. 865-740865-604-2405; 748-6599 9045 or 865-219-0692. ba, lrg kit w/new ***Web ID# 777601*** ceramic flrs, comp remod, new carpet, REDUCED!7-8 rm new roof, $99,900. 520 Prescott Way, 865-250-9458; 237-0139 3/42BA BR, 2older full BA,home appx. Deane Hill area, luxury ***Web ID# 773830*** 2400 Harriman TN, inSF, North Knox. condo, 3 BR, 3 BA, fin. bsmnt. For info. $46,500. Call 6872500 + SF, formal DR, OPEN HOUSE 865-604-2405; 748-6599 w/gas FP, sunroom. West 40w LR(New 4373. ID# 777601*** SAT/SUN 2-4 ***Web price $266K). 3313 Forestdale Ave. 2 BR, 1 BA, 100x250 3 BR RANCH, comp 865-233-4849, 936-1646. Shopper-News ***Web ID# 778891*** fenced lot, full bsmt. 78604.MASTER.EP $80,000 or shown by remod, hdwd, ceramic tile, granite. appt. 865-687-1275 x 0.3922-4136 (4.84314) Pellisippi/Dutchtown Residence Lots 44 ***Web ID# 775825*** $249K, 865-898-3672 ***Web ID# 775387*** East 40e RENT TO OWN OWNER FINANCING GREAT LOC. Quiet, 3BR, 2BA, Built in 5 min. to Turkey Crk, 3 Res. Lots W. Knox 2004. Beautiful Halls 3,500$ Down, Off Middlebrook HVA & FMS schls, 1.3 Subd., $1100/mo. +  Lot 1 - 1 1/2 AC acres, painted, new 827/mo.  Lot 2 - .75 AC dep. 865-254-5464 kit., stainless appls., 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA,  Lot 3 - .75 AC 3 BR, 4 BA, lg. shop, remodeled, 1450 SF. Zone: Apts, Single 206 Landoak Rd. $114,900. 7413 KilFamily, Residential, $209K. 865-406-4404 bridge. 865-680-2211 MF6 Homes ***Web ID# 775385*** ***Web ID# 774937*** Priced from $39,900 to $54,900 Homes 40 Homes 40 Call Brackfield & Associates 691-8195


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NELSON, JOSHUA 778858MASTER Ad Size 2 x 2 4c N FSBO 809-2737 <ec>

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1129 Lula Bell Dr., Powell Why rent? Buy this 1,472 SF, 3BR/2BA, 2004 rancher for just $159,000 with no money down, new carpet, paint, & fixtures! Call 809-2737 for more info. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2-4PM For Sale By Owner 40a For Sale By Owner 40a

CLUBHOUSE, LAKE & SWIMMING POOL AMENITIES: 20 acre Park, 8 acre Community Lake, Swimming Pool, Fishing Pier, Walking Trails, Tennis, Basketball, Playground, Picnic Shelters & Sidewalks.

Village at Timberlake

Starting in the $220s • Maintenance-Free Living • Open Floor Plan Design • Granite Kitchen Counters • Master on Main • Screen Porch, Stone Fireplace

Traditional Homes Starting in the $230s


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HOUSE ACCOUNT PAID 778811MASTER Ad Size 4 x 3.5 4c N Sparkes SRO <ec>

Custom Homes Starting in the $300s • Custom Stained Hardwoods on Main • Designer Kitchen – Granite Counters • Spa-like Master BA w/Tiled Shower • Elegant Trim & Millwork Package • Irrigation System & Sod

Covered porch, great yard, lots of hardwood, vinyl siding, central heat and air. 1451 sq ft with 3BR/1BA. Super location, close to schools, hospitals, shopping & public transportation. Enjoy living in a well established North Knoxville Community. $85,000 MLS#754480

DIRECTIONS: I-75N to Emory Rd (Exit 112), (east) on Emory Rd - Go 3 miles; (L) Greenwell - Go 1 mile; (R) Crystal Point into Timberlake S/D; (R) Heron; (L) Harbor Cove; (R) Reflection Bay; (R) Shoregate Lane to model house on right.

The Arts and Culture Alliance will present “Vignettes,” an exhibit of new works by local artists Richard Foster, Sara Martin and Denise Retallack from Friday, May 6, through Friday, May 27, in the Balcony of the Emporium Center. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Info: 523-7543 or visit

Free performance by KSO youth orchestra The Knoxville Symphony’s Youth Orchestra Association will present its last performance of the season 7 p.m. Monday, May 2, at the Tennessee Theatre. All five orchestras in the association will be performing. Admission is free. Info: 291-3310.

Rocky Top Realty

Tour of seven private gardens The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program will be held rain or shine 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 7, beginning at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, 2743 Wimpole Ave. No reservations are required for these self-guided tours. Tickets are $5 per garden, $30 for all seven gardens. Children 12 and under are free. Info: www.opendaysprogram. org.

‘Iolanthe’ The Tennessee Valley Opera will present Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operetta “Iolanthe” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7, in the theater at Sweetwater Elementary School, 301 Broad St, in Sweetwater. Tickets are $10 at the door. Info: 423-3519013.

‘Animal, Vegetable, Mineral’ A1 LabArts will kick off its spring member show “Animal, Vegetable, Mineral” 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, at 8 Shooters Gallery, 1202 N. Central St.



65 ACRES, wood & pasture. Beautiful. $700,000. Only serious offers reply to: P O Box 181 Greenback, TN 37742 KNX756052

Cent H/A, $585 mo. 865-690-5418; 414-0054

25 1-3 60 7 $130 weekly. Discount avail. Util, TV, Ph, Stv, Refrig, Basic Cable. No Lse.

Real Estate Auctions 52 Real Estate Auctions 52 LAND FOR SALE Knox Co: 10.13 acres. Septic preapproved. Spring across property. City water at street. $83,000 obo. 992-2444.

HALL REAL ESTATE & AUCTION 774678MASTER SATURDAY, May 14 • NOON Ad Size 2 x 3 4c9.8Nacres tract with 40x50 barn and 1.3 acres tract in Powell on Pedigo Rd, year<ec>


Lakefront Property 47 BEAUTIFUL LAKEFRONT LOC. IN FARRAGUT! 1587 SF, 3BR, 2 full BA, LR, DR, & den, new heat & air, new carpet, fresh paint, 2+ car gar., cook's kitchen w/all appls., covered porch overlooking lake, dock w/roof & deck, boat lift. Move-in ready! $369,900. 865-300-5645 or 865-414-3227. ***Web ID# 776061*** LAKEFRONT 100', Sunset Bay, Lake Norris. $84,900 (was $99,900). By owner. 412-884-3598



FTN CITY, newly renovated. Executive office/studio/prof svcs 1 unit 450 sqft $450/mo 2 units 320 sqft/ea $325/mo. 5437 North Broadway. Call 865696-5611, 865-719-6022


FTN CITY, newly renovated. Exec office/studio/prof svcs. 1 unit 450 sqft $450/mo. 2 units 320 sqft/ea $325/mo. 5437 N. Bwy. Call 865-6965611 or 865-719-6022.

LAKEFRONT HOME PRIVATE, 4 bdrm, on Watts Bar SINGLE OFFICES, 2 ba, 1932 sf, bsmnt with dock. $269k. $350/mo. In Halls. Call rancher on 38 ac, of Call 865-335-8771 Steve at 679-3903. mixed pasture / woodKNX756063 land on creek. 2 ponds, 2 barns, MUST SEE! Comm. Prop. - Rent 66 1153 Coal Hill Rd in Cemetery Lots 49 Coalfield. 865-435-1105; KNOXVILLE DISABLED 865-924-8503 Plots Lynnhurst AM. VETS Chapter 24 ***Web ID# 778380*** 2 Cemetery, EverChapter home building lasting Life. 1 & 2. is available for rent. $2395 ea. Newly renovated inAcreage- Tracts 46 Valued Sell $1900 ea. Openside! Ideal for birthday ing & closing negot. parties, reunions, 15 ACRES. Hines Val865-281-2423 group mtgs, etc. Free ley Rd, Lenoir City. parking right outside Creek, woods, pas- 2 PLOTS Lynnhurst the door! Call 524ture. Water, elec, Cem Section B3, Lot 4840 or 803-2159 to gas. Lrg barn, priv., 911, spaces 4 & 5 check out this facility! beautiful. Pics avail near Rachel Mournupon request. $285K ing statue. Valued 865-771-0919 at $2995/ea, selling ***Web ID# 767316*** for $2000/ea obo. Call 966-2527 or 567-3728. 2 ACRE LOT in Lone Mountain Shores, LYNNHURST CEMETazewell, TN (40 mi TERY - 2 lots #3 & 4, avail. at 2600 HolN. of Knox). $18,000 lot 426 section M. OBO. 901-275-9077 $2000. Call 765-0485. brook Dr in Ftn City. 2 blocks from Ftn City Lake. Ideal for family reunions, Homes 40 Homes 40 birthday parties, clubs, etc. Plenty of adjoining parking. D R A S T I C 524-4840, 803-2159.


Well-maintained, perfect for student w/short comm to UT. 1st-time homeowners, retirees, etc. Located on busline. All appl included. Tons of strg space. MLS#716804. $62,000 Rebecca Hawkins 688-3232 / 323-9436

MOTIVATED SELLER!! Professionally landscaped, 3 BR/2BA, 1248 sq ft. Cape Cod, newly renovated, many extra's, refridgerator, new stove, dishwasher. Extra wide concrete drive, several fruit trees, 12'X16' Workshop/storage shed with electric. Put this on your list to see! $112,900 MLS#727227

Enjoy amazing views year round. Also a volleyball court, picnic area and putting greens. Newer community with under ground utilities. Close enough to enjoy boating, fishing and beautiful Norris Lake. $39,900. MLS#741596

Call Barry today! 607-3326 or Search all listings @



HAWKINS, REBECCA REDUCTION 764998MASTER In the Ad Size 2 xOF 2 $15.9K! heart of Ftn. City. bw N Quiet, established <ec> condo community.

HALLS – 3BR/2BA, 2-car gar., new carpet, laminate floors, large beautiful backyard, deck & concrete patio. Off Emory Road, approx. 2 miles from Tazewell Pike, 3 miles from Maynardville Hwy. $111,900 Call 742-5156 for info or showing.


The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra has announced the schedule for this year's News Sentinel Pops Series. The series begins with "The Sinatra Project" with Michael Feinstein 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. Series tickets start at $103. Info: 291-3310 or www.knoxville

40s Condos- Townhouses 42 Acreage- Tracts 46 Office Space - Rent 65 Apts - Unfurnished 71 Apts - Furnished 72

2.3 AC. LAKEVIEW HOME, Kingston, indoor pool, 4 BR, 3 BA, FPS, DR/LR, FR, Below Appraisal $295,000. 865-414-9634 ***Web ID# 775621***

TIMBERLAKE DEVELOPMENT SOUTHLAND GMAC 651894MASTER Ad Size 3 x 8.5 4c N EOW Barry Emerton <ec> Affiliate Broker

• Numerous Floor Plan Choices • Oak Hardwood Floors on Main • Granite Kitchen Counters • Designer Lighting Package • Home Office & Bonus Room

Chase Rice in concert

KSO's Pop Series


Office: 688-4663 Cell: 257-6475

Apts - Unfurnished 71 1 & 2 BR apts. C H&A, W&D conn, $425 to $595. Dep. $300 & $400. 865-776-0204

1 Month Free 4th & Gill Area 1 BR apts., newly renovated, laundry room on property, starting at $495. KCDC OK

865-247-0027 MAPLE SUNSET APTS Now leasing 1 & 2-BRs at $650 & $850. Brand new designer kitchens & spacious floorplans. Only $150 dep + 1st mo. 208-0420.

NORTH 1 BR apt. 1 Month Free Rent. Some with W&D. Starting $395 mo. 2 BR townhome, W&D conn., DW, starting at $575 mo.


round stream at rear of property. Utility, water and power at property. 10% buyer’s premium added to all bids. Bidding online at or come to the live auction.

Directions: From I-75 N, Raccoon Valley Rd. Exit R Raccoon Rd, to right on Pedigo, or From Halls Norris Freeway to left on Old Raccoon Valley to Left on Pedigo. Property address 9338 Pedigo

HALL REAL ESTATE & AUCTION CO. Lic#2447 • 688-8600 FURROW AUCTION 779092MASTER Ad Size 2 x 5 bw N <ec>

Bankruptcy Real Estate Auction Wednesday, May 11

Sale #1 • 10:30 AM

Sale #3 • 2:00 PM

1.15 Acre Tract of Land

Great Rental Home in Maryville

Ruritan Rd., Harriman • Case #09-36296 • Approx. 1.15 Acres • 200’ Frontage on Ruritan Rd. (Hwy. 29) • Wooded, Level Lot Sale #2 • Noon

1015 Everett Ave., Maryville • Case #10-34483 • Approx.1,728 sq. ft. • Two Story Home • Built in 1928 • .5 Acre Lot

Vacant Lot in Nessa Fields Subdivision

Sale #4• 3:30 PM

5+/- Acres in White Oak Subdivision

Texas Lane, Kingston • Case #10-35097 Adams Lane, Heiskell • Approx. 1.11 Acres • Case #10-34545 • Located in Dogwood • Located just off of Shores Area East Wolf Valley Rd. • Wooded, Level Lot • Wooded Prop• Minutes From Watts erty with Mountain Bar Lake Views TERMS: 10% Buyer’s Premium. Successful bidders will deposit 10% of purchase price (including Buyer’s Premium) on sale day in the form of cash, cashier’s check, personal or company check.A real estate sales contract must be signed. Balance is due in certified funds at closing. CLOSING MUST OCCUR WITHIN 20 DAYS OF SALE DATE. NO EXTENSIONS AVAILABLE. Homes built before 1978 may contain leadbased paint. Sale day announcements control terms of auction.

furrow auction co.


546-3206 • 1-800-4FURROW • TN Lic. #62

"PENTHOUSE"Apt. w/ priv. elevator/Seq. Hills, 2 BR & 2 BA, W/D, water incl. $850. 924-0454.

Apts - Unfurnished 71 Apts - Unfurnished 71

Bull Run Creek Apartments

BULL RUN CREEK APARTMENTS 777846MASTER Ad Size 3 x 2 bw N <ec>

Move-in special

2 bedroom apartments

$99 security deposit Applies only to 2 bedroom. Does not apply to transfers. Must meet resident selection criteria. No exceptions. Expires May 31, 2011.

Celeste McClure, Property Manager • 992-5888 1591 Main Street • Maynardville, TN


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141 Wanted To Buy 222 Garage Sales

SHIH TZU PUPS, no I'm Paying Top Dollar breeding right, $300. for Standing Timber, 313-4565. hardwood & pine. 5 acres or more. Call Shih Tzu/Yorkie Pups, 865-982-2606; 382-7529 Reg., S/W, 8 wks, beautiful, will be small. $175. 865-659-3848. Garage Sales 225 ***Web ID# 775337*** YORKIE/CAIRN Pups, Mom is reg. Cairn, Dad is reg. Yorkie, F-$275, M-$250. 865-963-1965. ***Web ID# 774996*** YORKIE PUPPIES 3 F, 1 M, 1st shots/ wormed. $350. Call 865-209-2674 ***Web ID# 775499*** YORKIE PUPS CKC Reg., 6 wks., 1 M $350, 3 F $400, S&W. 661-8000 or 258-9216

NEAR I-75 Ftn. City/ Inskip, modern 2 BR, W/D conn., no pets $495, 2 yr lse, cr ck, 865-522-4133

Houses - Unfurnished 74 1BR CHALET, wood quiet Halls neighborhood. $500/mo + dep. 865-405-9191 LAKEFRONT Luxury townhome, Watts Bar Lake in historic Loudon. New 3 BR, 3 1/2 YORKIES AKC males BA, hdwd flrs, granite & females, health counters, dock, maint. guar., S/W, Visa/MC free. $1340 mo., may welcome. 865-386-4111 apply all rent to chase option @ $279,900 ***Web ID# 777797*** 865-924-0791 ***Web ID# 774899*** ^ KENNEL TECH for Misc. Pets 142 Halls area dog/cat MERCHANTS DR. / boarding kennel. RED-TAIL COLUMCLINTON HWY Area: Wed-Sun am & pm Tillery Road, BIAN BOA Snake. & holiday shifts New Home, 2BR, 2BA, 4.5 ft long. Extras: req'd. Must be able 1 car gar., $825 mo. 3'x4' tank, heat to lift 50+ lbs. Must Call 865-604-1322. lamp, heat pad, have mental proc***Web ID# 777484*** temp gauge & more! ess for reasoning, $500 obo. 257-2293 or remembering, math NE KNOX, Washington 583-9711, lv msg. & language ability. Pk/Murphy Rd area, Job incl's cust svc, Newly Built Condo, cleaning kennels, Horses 3BR, 2BA, 1550 SF, 143 laundry & maint. 2 car gar. $950 mo. Will train right per865-604-1322. son. 18+ yrs, drug HORSE PASTURING in ***Web ID# 777445*** Halls area. 10 ac, $40/ test req'd. EOE. On horse per mo. Call FB-Bell's Pet ReNORTH 922-6529 or 466-4221. sort or call 922-7748 2 BR, 1 BA, family to sched interview. rm w/frpl, lrg fenced yard, laundry rm with Pet Services 144 W&D, backporch, $785 Professional 117 mo. KCDC OK.  865-247-0027 HIGHLANDER CENTER PET GROOMING SHOP, wait or drop OPENINGS RARITY POINTE off. Andersonville Luxury Home, 5 Pike, Halls. 925-3154. BR, 3.5 BA, 4995 ★ Operations Coor/CFO SF, $2500/mo. req. ★ Workshop Center Mgr  18 mo. lease & dep. ★ Bookkeeper (PT) Wooded home site Free Pets 145 Highlander is a social w/mtn & golf views. Gourmet kit., mas- justice education center 5 KITTENS: 1 male, 4 in New Market. ter ste, exercise females, 7.5 wks rm, media theater, For detailed information: old, weaned, very 2 frpls. 865-805-3818 healthy. Free to ***Web ID# 777429*** /n-job-openings.asp good home. 812-670SOUTH, 2 br, 1 ba, 7179, ask for Wilfncd lot, no pets, $600/ liam. Pick-up in mo, $600/dep. 865-386- Business Opp. 130 East Knoxville. 9543, lv msg for Ann ***Web ID# 777679*** P/T BUSINESS from ** ADOPT! * * home. Nets $65K. ST. MARY'S $785. Christian themed publication. No exp. Looking for a lost pet or a new Lovely, restored cottage. 2 one? Visit Young-Williams nec. Clients estab. BR, new BA, new kit.reAnimal Center, the official for you. Retiring. stored hdwd floors, $24,900. 828-665-7719 shelter for the City of French doors to deck, Knoxville & Knox County: fenced, great neighbors. No vouchers. App. req. 3201 Division St. Knoxville. Business Equipment 133 + dep. 865-546-3713 WEST, 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA COMMERCIAL Grade * * * * * * * * w/rec rm, 2 car gaFile Cabinets, used. rage, fenced yd. 2 drawers $25. 4 draw$1100 mo. 865-556-8963 ers $50. 865-363-3904. Farmer’s Market 150 WEST 4 BR, 3 BA, 2 STORE FIXTURES, car gar., fenced yd, showcases, gondolas, $1100/mo. + dep. wall shelving. Buy all 865-693-7120 or part. 250-7303.

Houses - Furnished 75 Cats


4 BR, 2 1/2 BA, fenced yard, West Knox. Desired school dist. $1750. 408-771-1106 ***Web ID# 775305***

Condo Rentals


3 BR, cottage style, 1500 SF, W/D, DW, 2 full BA $800/mo. Ftn City. 865-604-5106, 865-986-5207 Brockton Place Condos, 2 BR, 2 BA w/vaulted ceil. 1 car gar. patio w/privacy fence, $725. 947-1637 or 679-8238


Lawn-Garden Equip. 190

LG 2BR/1.5BA TOWN- HIMALAYANS, 6 wks HOUSE, 1200 sqft in 1M flamepoint, vet JOHN DEERE LT 133 Halls/Murphy Hills ckd, dewormed, $200 RIDING MOWER, 42" area. Info: 207-1346 cash only, 247-4964 deck, low hours, newly ***Web ID# 778479*** sharpened blade. cond (slight Manf’d Homes - Sale 85 PERSIAN KITTENS, Great cosmetic damage.) CFA, All Colors, Runs like new! Brand Shots, Wormed, $300. new carburetor & bat865-548-9205 tery.. Pick-up in Ftn ***Web ID# 775614*** City. $1100. 776-0529 JOHN DEERE XD45 14HP Hydro, 48" deck, tri-cycler, AIREDALE PUPmulcher, electric PIES, 7 wks. old, start, Sulky, 130 1st shots & wormed. hrs. $2,800 nego. $150. 865-209-8408 865-806-6049 ***Web ID# 778832*** John Deere Z425 0 raEnglish Bulldog Baby, 1 dius lawn mower, 95 F left, 10 wks old, oper. hrs. Exc. cond. $2500 firm. 865-712-4169 NKC reg, 1 yr health guar, $1200. 865-244-0174 MURRAY RIDING ***Web ID# 777077*** MOWERS, 12.5 hp. ENGLISH BULLDOG 38" - $350. 42" $400. 922-8839 puppies, AKC, 1st shots, vet chk'd, SCOTTS/J DEERE 25 $1250. 423-519-0647 hp lawn tractor w/ ***Web ID# 775363*** 46" deck. 2 whl cart, fertilizer, irriENGLISH BULLDOG tator, exc cond. Pups, NKC Reg., 14 $800/obo 865-691-7796 wks. S&W, ch. bld. ***Web ID# 774795*** $1,200. 423-314-5731 ***Web ID# 774895***



^ 3BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE in Halls. Emory to Stormer, left into the Crossing. 7225 Windchime Circle. Reduced! $36,900 obo. Cheaper than rent! 531-3675

Manf’d Homes - Rent 86





225 Motorcycles

SUNNYBROOK APARTMENTS, 4500 Doris Circle in Halls is having its Annual Community Yard Sale on Sat May 7th 8a-5p. Rain date: May 14. THIS IS IT! Garage Sale Halls. Super-nice name-brand clothes. Baby girls - girls XL. Womens, jrs, mens. Brands inc. Aero, ON, Gap, B Moss, etc. Toys, HH items, some furn, men's items too! Lots more - don't miss it! Thu & Fri May 5 & 6, 8a-4p. 4209 Foley Dr, Murphy Hills s/d.

HONDA Shadow 1100, 1997, $3,250 or partial trade for Harley. 16K mi. 865-712-2147 Yamaha 1700 Road Star Silverado 2007, blk, 8k mi, exc cond. $7500. 865-376-3350 ***Web ID# 778230***

4632 Mill Branch Office Park, Knoxville

922-9175 • 688-9004


VILLAS OF CEDAR CROSSING, Andersonville Pk. Comm. Yard Sale Sat May 7th, 8-? Featuring an exciting mix of quality furn, clothes, books, & home accessories. Limited selection of antiques & children's items.

CASH - we will pay top $$$ for your junk vehicles. Free pickup. 865-363-8956

Auto Accessories 254

CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE Sat May 7th 8am-2pm. New Fellowship Baptist Church, 4624 Nora Rd, Knoxville 37918. 6881073 for more info. COMMUNITY YARD SALE-OAKFIELD CONDOS, CEDAR CREEK, POWELL. SAT MAY 7TH 8A-2P. ^

Alterations/Sewing 303 ALTERATIONS BY FAITH

Banking/Finance 97A


ABC ROOFING & HOME IMPROVEMENT Leak repair specialist for all type roofs, gutters, chimney repair, siding, soffit, windows, floor jacking. 237-7788 or 688-9142.

Tree Service





A+ FLOORING New carpet, hdwd, tile & installation, re-stretch & repairs. 35 yrs exp. 607-9244


CERAMIC TILE installation. Floors/ walls/repairs. 32 yrs exp, exc work! John 938-3328

Furniture Refinish. 331 DENNY'S FURNITURE REPAIR. Refinish, re-glue, etc. 45 yrs exp! Retired but have a desire to keep active in the trade. 9226529 or 466-4221. Also antiques for sale!


DODGE RAM 2500, 1999 92K mi., 2X4 RC, LB, runs great, must sell $3800. 865-679-2100 FORD F-350 1996, 7.3L turbo dsl, Omaha welder body, 150k, $6700. 865-809-1874 ^ ***Web ID# 776247***


Cement / Concrete 315

BLAZER 2001, extra clean, garaged, 64k mi, all local, $7500. 865-688-0445




4 Wheel Drive 258

MAINT. & REPAIR HEATING & A/C Plumbing, electrical, appliances. Apts or homes. 7-day svc, low prices! 368-1668. MR. FIX-IT. Electrical work incl'g panel up- ^ grades, plumbing, painting, pressure Remodeling wash, carpentry. Also Honey-Do lists. No job too small! 687-9339

FORD F150 super crew Lariat 2008, exc. cond., 1 owner, almost fully loaded. never been smoked in, complete service records, 40,250 mi. $29,999. 865-384-4177.


Pressure Washing 350

HAROLD'S GUTTER SVC. Will clean front & back $20 & up. Quality work, guaranteed. 945-2565


Antiques Classics 260


CHEVY 1941 4 door, fresh 350 mtr/trans, new tires, radiator, back glass, new window channels, Lokar shifter. Best offer. 865-382-8983 ***Web ID# 774921*** MGB ROADSTER 1976, yellow / black, many upgrades, looks & runs new. $6500. 423-884-2399 ***Web ID# 775867*** ^

Sport Utility




A CLEAN HOME BY FORD Explorer 2000, GAIL Dependable, red, 98K mi. V6, all pwr. trustworthy, exp'd. Call 368-9649 for free est. CD, good tires, cold AC. $4500. 423-836-8798. CAROL'S CLEANING Nissan Pathfinder SERVICE 20 yrs exp, 2004 Platinum Ltd comm & residential. Bonded & insured, refs LE, 4WD, CD, 6 cyl., htd seats, gray black avail. Call for quote lthr, low miles, new 323-9105 tires, immac. cond. By owner. $13,800 CHRISTIAN CLEANING LADY SVC. OBO. 865-924-0791 Dependable, refs, ***Web ID# 778293*** reasonable. 660-2636 TOYOTA 4-RUNNER 1995, large wheels, runs well-body good $3800/bo 865-938-1393



BMW 2007 750Li, white w/beige int., loaded, 36K mi, cert. to 100K mi transferable, non smoker, gar kept, hand washed, exc cond. $39,000. 423-337-1545 days; 423-746-0530 nites ***Web ID# 774990***

Lawn Care


Licensed General Contractor Restoration, remodeling, additions, kitchens, bathrooms, decks, sunrooms, garages, etc. Residential & commercial, free estimates. 922-8804, Herman Love.

Excavating/Grading 326



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

BEELER'S LAWN SERVICE Mowing, mulching, bed clean-up, aeration, over-seeding, trimming, fertilizing. Free est, reasonable! 925 -4595 

BREEDEN'S TREE SERVICE Over 30 yrs. experience!

 Home Remodeling & Repairs. Painting, doors, windows, decks, bathrooms, kitchens, roofing, plumbing, laminate floors, tile. No job too small, quality work at affordable prices guaranteed. 806-5521. Licensed & Bonded


'10 Ford Limited, ’06 FordEscape Escape

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Doing the Smokies with kids


hat a blessing it is to live in East Tennessee with a wonderful place like the Great Smoky Mountains National Park practically at your doorstep. If you’re looking for something to do with the kids this summer, look no further than the Smokies. With beautiful trails, abundant wildlife, lovely views and cool mountain streams, a trip to the Smokies can be fun and relaxing, even with the kids in tow. Children of any age can enjoy and benefit from a jaunt through the wilderness. When planning your trip, keep in mind the ability levels of everyone involved, then go online or pick up a guide book and pick a trail accordingly. Abram’s Falls is a good starter trail, but you might want to save the Chimneys until the kids (and you) have a little more hiking experience. If you have small children, a baby backpack, like the one make by Kelty, is an excellent investment. Your small child can ride when he or she gets tired and can even take a nap in the backpack. Just be ready for lots of comments from other hikers about how much they’d like to ride in one! Safety first, but don’t let it keep you from enjoying the trail. Be wise, but

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Zachary and Daniel Carey hike the Abrams Falls trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Photo by S. Carey

remember that any trip into the wild has risks. Pack a good first aid kit, even on the easiest hikes. Each adult and older child should carry his or her own food and water and a change of clothes, especially socks. Adults and kids old enough to be responsible should also have a source of flame and small knife. Sturdy shoes are also a must for everyone. Before heading out, be sure to check the Great Smoky Mountains National Park website, htm, to see if there are any bear warnings or closures on your chosen trail. Educate yourself on what to do if you see a bear, and educate your children, too. Remember that you’re a guest in the national park, and the wildlife you see are the residents. On your hike, take it slow. Let your children stop and examine what they find by the trailside, but remind them to never go off the trail. Take plenty of breaks for snacks and water. In fact, it’s OK if you don’t make it to the end of the trail as long as everyone has a fun, relaxing time. Also, hiking isn’t the only way to see the Smokies. Try touring Cades Cove by bicycle or Fontana Reservoir by canoe. You can even rough it with your family and try backcountry camping at one of the parks backcountry sites or shelters, some of which are just a few miles from where you park. If you haven’t taken advantage of everything the Smokies have to offer your family, make this your year to get out, get active and enjoy nature!

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ou may think of a ministry as something that saves souls, but for Gabrielle Blake, her ministry is to help people save money and eat healthier, hopefully bringing peace, health and prosperity to their daily lives. Blake is the author of the blog “Couponing in Critical Times,” and she gives free workshops on everything from couponing to canning to making your own yogurt and mozzarella. It all started back in 2008, when people were re-

Gabrielle Blake, author of the blog “Couponing in Critical Times,” at the Knoxville Coupon Fair. File photo

was 10 years old, her mother passed away. Her grandmother and father, whom Blake calls “the most influential people in my life,” along with the aunts and uncles in her large extended family, taught her about frugal living and selfsufficiency. Later, when Blake was in her teens, her father’s business went bankrupt. As the oldest of two girls, Blake took on the shopping duties and used coupons to make the dollars stretch. Later, after marrying her husband, Aaron, and giving birth to her daughter, Hannah, Blake started learning the many ways to make couponing easy. “I’ve been very blessed in my life to have a lot of people who have taken the time to teach me things,” Blake said. “This is my way of paying it forward. It’s a ministry to me.”

ally feeling the pinch of the recession. Blake’s church, Faith United Methodist in the Sterchi area, was hearing from more and more people in need. Blake, a couponing veteran, knew she could get many items for free matching coupons and sales, so the church started Coupons for Christ. Church members brought Blake all the coupons they weren’t using, and Blake used the coupons to keep the church’s food pantry full. In May 2009, the pastor’s wife at Faith suggested that Blake teach a workshop on money-saving strategies and couponing. Blake called it “Couponing in Critical Times,” and shortly thereafter the blog was born. But, where did Blake come by this couponing knowledge? When Blake

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Over 100 Specialty & Sports Camps • Adventure Camp with Outdoor Fun Experienced, Caring Staff • Lunch Included • Easy Online Registration The blog and workshops are a true ministry. Blake’s church helps keep the workshops free by providing a meeting space. Her relationship with the church helped

‘I’ve been very blessed in my life to have a lot of people who have taken the time to teach me things. This is my way of paying it forward. It’s a ministry to me.’


Money-saving tips from Gabrielle Blake ■ The best tip is to reduce waste. Most people just aren’t aware of how much they’re using and how much they’re wasting. Pay attention to how much you’re throwing away. You can make small changes that really add up.

■ If people are using coupons, the best tip I can give is to go online to find the matchups at

■ I try to buy things before I need them, as many as I have coupons for instead of just one.

■ I make what I call a needs list each month, listing things I have to buy for and things I’m about to run out of. Then, I wait for a sale.

– Gabrielle Blake

■ Do what works for your family. You get the Knoxville Coupon Fair, a well-attended couponing extravaganza, off the ground. And, while she certainly supports other couponing bloggers who make money off their blogs, Blake has made the decision to keep “Couponing in Critical Times” free and ad-free.

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with storytellers, musicians, a mad scientist with crazy water experiments, a hayride, crafts and a giant inflatable. Info: ■ Tennessee Smokies Supersplash Day will be noon Thursday, June 16, at the Smokies Park in Kodak. Come see the Smokies take on the Chattanooga Lookouts while you get soaked and cool off from the summer heat. Supersplash Day is also Knox County Day, with $2 off walk-up ticket orders for people living or working in Knox County. Info: www. ■ Secret City Festival is Oak Ridge’s free, awardwinning two-day event celebrating the history and culture of Oak Ridge. There will be live music and entertainment, including

Ceremony. Fun and good food will be available throughout the day, including demonstrations of rail-splitting, basketmaking, sheep herding, quilting, blacksmithing and more. Activities are free with cost of admission. Info or to purchase tickets: www. ■ The Grainger County Tomato Festival celebrates everything that’s great about East Tennessee’s famous ’mater. Held Friday through Sunday, July 22-25, the festival has something for everyone, including great food, activities for kids, arts and crafts, live music, a 5k run and a Civil War encampment. Don’t forget the famous Tomato Wars, held 10 a.m. Saturday, July 30, and 2 p.m. Sunday, July 25. Info: www.graingercountytomato

concerts by the Village People and Ricky Scaggs, areas for toddlers, children and teens, a zipline, arts and crafts, the South’s largest World War II re-enactment, history exhibits and Manhattan Project site tours. The event will be held 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, June 17, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at A.K. Bissell Park on the Oak Ridge Turnpike. ■ Museum of Appalachia’s Fourth of July Celebration and Anvil Shoot is a pioneer-style celebration of Independence Day, held 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 4, at the museum, 2819 Andersonville Highway in Clinto . A real anvil will be shot to open the event in true pioneer style. A replica of the Liberty Bell will be rung at 2 p.m. in conjunction with the National Bell Ringing




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