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There is an old Vulcan proverb that says “Only Nixon could go to China.” Well, what was true on “Star Trek” is true in Knox Vegas, Jake Mabe says. County Mayor Tim Burchett has said that if County Commission approves a property tax increase to fund Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre’s budget, he’ll veto it. Jake thinks Burchett is missing his moment.

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Coffee break with Sam Gordon Sam Gordon is a champion. The owner of Go Dance, 1705 Schaeffer Road, and his dance partner, Tamsyn Devilliers, is a Triple Crown American Ballroom Champion, winning the competition three times. He has owned Go Dance studio for 10 years and has been dancing and teaching for more than 20 years.

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Decoration Day May 6 was Decoration Day at Old Beaver Ridge Cemetery. This was a time of placing flowers and flags on graves, visiting living relatives and friends, sharing memories and viewing old photographs of Beaver Ridge Church and Karns. Located at the corner of Copper Ridge Road and Emory Road, this cemetery is one of the oldest in the area, established in 1815. It contains graves of Karns’ first settlers and is the original home of Beaver Ridge United Methodist Church.


By Theresa Edwards West Knox Lions Club earned several awards at the Tennessee convention in Kingsport on May 4-6, including the prestigious “Large Club of the Year 2011-2012.” Large clubs have 31-60 members. To win this award, the Lions Club must meet all eligibility requirements plus accumulate the greatest number of points. Points are obtained through membership growth, club service and club development. To see or not to see … Lions clubs are here to help the community in many ways, especially regarding eyesight. They provide free vision testing and eyeglasses for those in need. They support diabetes programs in Knox County, since diabetes is a leading cause of blindness and vision impairment. Lions contribute to the Leader Dogs for the Blind. “The West Knox Lions Club is a service club,” their mission statement explains. “Men and women of all ages work together in handson projects and in raising funds to help others. We make new friendships while doing good. Through participation in the West Knox Lions Club, we enjoy the satisfaction of contributing to

West Knox Lions Club president Robert L. “Bobby” Harrington earns District 12N “Lion of the Year 2011-2012” award at the Tennessee State convention May 4-6 in Kingsport. Photos by T. Edwards of

the health and well-being of people here in our community, in the state and around the world.” In addition to the “Large Club of the Year” award, the following were awarded to West Knox Lions Club members at the Tennessee State convention: Bill Howell, Tennessee Lions Hall of Fame; Nancy Hall, Lions

Club International Presidents Certificate; Nancy Hall, District 12N Lion of the Decade 2002-2012; Robert L. “Bobby” Harrington, District 12N Lion of the Year 2011-2012; Jim McFarland, District 12N Lion of the Decade 2001-2011; and John Buckley, District 12N Lion of the Year 2010-2011. To learn more about the

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West Knox Lions Club, visit its next membership meeting at First Baptist Church of Bluegrass, 1907 Ebenezer Road, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 21, and join them for dinner.

The club meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at Shoney’s at 401 Lovell Road, with dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7.

Gov. Bill Haslam and Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre met for lunch at Litton’s on Friday, taking care to sit in the front room and talk with all comers. The Knox County school board has adopted a bold budget to improve public schools which requires a 35-cent property tax increase. An embattled McIntyre has been advocating the budget across the county.

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Linda McLane, field representative of Leader Dogs for the Blind, is the guest speaker at the West Knox Lions Club meeting at Shoneys on Lovell Road. “I thank Tennessee for Disney (her dog) and thank each of you. He cost $38,000 but I wouldn’t give him up for anything.”

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Graduations and farewells

By Theresa Edwards

Karns High School and Hardin Valley Academy seniors prepare for their upcoming graduations at Thompson-Boling Arena at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 17, and 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19, respectively. KHS had their baccalaureate service at Faith Promise Church, hosted by Realtor Alisa Pruett. The guest speaker was Skylar McBee, guard for University of Tennessee men’s basketball team. McBee talked about the freedom of life at college, away from home. He stressed the importance of making the right choices. “You’re coming to a time when you make your own


decisions, and my advice to you is to do the right things and make those decisions that will put you in a place to be as successful as possible.” In addition, McBee stressed the importance of receiving the right guidance. “Listen to those people who have your best interests at heart,” he said. For McBee, it is his parents. Michael Wallace, Faith Promise high school pastor, shared a similar message. “The direction you take will determine your destination.” He shared two choices determining quality of destination: influences you choose and each step taken either toward

Hardin Valley Academy graduates say farewell to their music director Peggy Jones, giving her flowers at the end of their orchestra concert. Jones gave each senior a Symphony candy bar. Shown are: Katie Marshall, Lauren Psensky, Rhys Saunders, Deborah Kyle, Jones, Andrew Neal and Jake Forsten. your destination or away from it. On a different note, HVA performed their final spring orchestra concert, directed by Peggy Jones. When the seniors presented Jones with a bouquet of flowers, she expressed happiness and sadness at the same time, hugging each of them, smiling while holding back tears.


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Farewells were shared as the seniors prepare to scatter to different colleges: University of Tennessee, East Tennessee State University, Samford University, Belmont University and Wiley College. Fifteen Knox County high schools have their graduations scheduled for the conclusion of the 20112012 school year. This

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With whom, living or dead, would you most like to have a long lunch? “Steve Jobs. I’ve been an Apple product enthusiast for a long time, even before they were en vogue. In addition to Apple products, I am in awe of what Jobs was able to accomplish and build within his lifetime.”

Other than your parents, who has had the biggest influence on your life and why? “David Elkin, my boss at the first dance studio where I became a teacher and now my friend. Not only was he an accomplished teacher and professional dancer himself, he took me under his wing and encouraged me to grow and to go farther than I ever dreamed possible.”

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Sam Gordon is a champion. The owner of Go Dance, 1705 Schaeffer Road, and his dance partner, Tamsyn Devilliers, is a Triple Crown American Ballroom Champion, winning the competition three times. He has owned Go Dance studio for 10 years and has been dancing and teaching for more than 20 years. The path to his success – and his happiness, he says – started out on a very different track. Sam’s degree from ITT Technical Institute in Indiana is a bachelor’s in robotic engineering. “I loved it,” he says, “especially the lab. I was fascinated with the projects and was always in the lab!” Out of school and back home in Nashville, Sam was looking for a job, and looking for something to do while he found a job. “I came across a job listing for ballroom dancing. The ad read: ‘Learn to be a teacher!’ Part of me had always wanted to learn dance, so I took the job on a whim. The moment I stepped out on that ballroom floor, I fell in love. It was the best decision of my life,” says Sam. His star rose fast as a teacher, and he was soon the top teacher for the largest studio in the country. Becoming a manager and then an owner were the next steps, culminating with Go Dance, his own studio in West Knoxville. The Go Dance format, says Sam, teaches clients “how” to dance, not just dance steps. “Dance is a vehicle,” says Sam. “People don’t really come here to learn dance steps. They come for a list of reasons: exercise, relaxation, meet other people and build self-confidence. We educate, and we have a lot of fun.” Sit and have a Coffee Break as you get to know Sam Gordon:

What is your favorite quote from a television show or movie? “From ‘Project Runway’ mentor Tim Gunn: ‘Make it work.’ I’ve always been a big fan of the show and how the designers create such amazing garments under extreme pressure, with little time and often with little or no budget.”

What are you guilty of? “Ok, I’ll admit it – my name is Sam Gordon, and I am a perfectionist. I tend to overthink, overplan and underdelegate.”

What is your favorite material possession? “My iPhone! I simply cannot live without it. I do everything with it from emailing, managing my calendar, staying-up-to-date on news and communicating with my staff and family. And, of course, games. I’m a big Zynga

I still can’t quite get the hang of … “Twitter. It baffles me that while I consider myself to be a tech savvy guy, Twitter continues to escape me.”

What is the best present you ever received in a box? fan and play Words/Hanging/Scramble with Friends all the time.”

What are you reading currently? “I’m reading ‘Win,’ by Frank Luntz, which focuses on the power of communication.”

What was your most embarrassing moment? “I would have to say falling down during a dance competition was my most embarrassing moment. Do not think for a second that I ‘just fell.’ I rolled off the dance floor and practically under a table! My partner and I were dancing a very fast Viennese Waltz and got our feet tangled with another couple on the floor. The moment that happened, we both went down. Because of the quick speed of the movement, I ended up rolling faster, putting us into the audience. I wanted to just stay under that table.”

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“Competitive. I want to be the best at whatever I do. It doesn’t matter if it’s a video game, playing softball or dancing in a competition, I want to win.”

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? “My taste buds. I am a very picky eater and incorporate only a select few foods in my diet. My biggest nemesis: green vegetables – of any kind!”

What is your passion? “As cliché as it might sound: ballroom dancing. I was actually an engineer in robotics prior to discovering the

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“When I was in college, my first job was working for a truck and trailer repair shop. We did all the repairs for UPS trucks. I worked in the wash and sandblast bays. In the sandblast bay, you had to wear a protective suit, and the bay had to remain closed. In the summer, it would be very hot. The wash bay was the opposite. In the winter, it was so cold the water sometimes would freeze right on the trucks.”


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KARNS NOTES ■ Council of West Knox County Homeowners meets at 7:15 p.m. each first Tuesday at Peace Lutheran Church, 621 N. Cedar Bluff Road. Info: ■ Greater Karns Business Association meets at noon each second Thursday at the Karns Community Club building on Oak Ridge Highway. Info: Alisa Pruett, 603-4273, or ■ Karns Republican Club meets 7 p.m. each first Tuesday at Karns Middle School library. Info: Lorraine Coffey, 660-3677.

Pellissippi State Community College’s commencement was their largest ever, with nearly 1,200 graduates.

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Cousins Morris Callaway, Gail Hill, Verna Sisk Allen and Carolyn Walden visit the grave of their relatives Hugh and Molly Callaway at the Old Beaver Ridge Cemetery.

Pellissippi State Community College set its all-time record high with nearly 1,200 students graduating May 4 at Thompson-Boling Arena, which was packed.

■ West Knox Lions Club will have its membership meeting and dinner at First Baptist Church of Bluegrass at 1907 Ebenezer Road at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 21. ■ District 6 Democrats will meet at a new location, the Knox County Karns Library, 6:30 p.m. on each fourth Tuesday. The speaker on May 22 will be Dr. John Neff from the University of Tennessee Medical Center Department of Pathology, regarding the National Affordable Health Care Act.

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This was also Pellissippi’s first nursing and culinary arts graduation. Of the 29 graduating nursing students, seven are male, including Kelly Nelson who received the “Outstanding Graduate” award in Nursing. The speaker was Mary Costa, the voice of Princess Aurora in the Disney movie “Sleeping Beauty.” She is also a world-renowned soprano, performing in 44 roles on the American and European stage. Costa now volunteers across the country inspiring youth, especially those in music. Pellissippi’s music program coordinator Bill Brewer praised Costa’s support of students, saying her encouragement had “made a world of difference in the way we see ourselves. The students are ‘awestruck’ by her beauty and grace, as well as that she takes notice of their talents and achievements.” Costa encouraged the students to live by the three D’s: determination, dedication and discipline, to achieve success. She also described how to reach for and achieve dreams, never giving up. Dr. Bill Brewer added one more D word, dance.

■ Karns Lions Club meets 6:30 p.m. each first and third Monday at the Karns Community Club building on Oak Ridge Highway. Info: www.

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Karns High School graduates Jenny Tran, Morgan Suffridge and Corin Phillips attend the baccalaureate service at Faith Promise Church.

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Pellissippi State invites the public to an open house at its new Strawberry Plains Campus from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at 7201 Strawberry Plains Pike, just off I-40. The 33-acre property is the former Philips Consumer Electronics’ East Tennessee headquarters. ■

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May 6 was Decoration Day at Old Beaver Ridge

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James Shoffner and Charlotte Kelley Shoffner decorate the grave of her grandmother, Dora Robbins (April 1868 – March 28, 1924). “I promised my dad I’d decorate her grave every year as long as I could,” she said. speakers at their monthly meetings at the Karns Library. This Tuesday, May 15, at 2 p.m. the guest speaker will be Wilma Rau sharing history of the Solway com-

munity, including photographs. The brick signage for the cemetery was restored by Karns residents including Duane Larson. The bricks were salvaged from the old lodge. A sand blaster was used to clean off the bricks, removing old mortar. It was quite a chore, according to Nancy Larson, because of the irregular size of the handmade clay bricks.

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government You get what you pay for There is an old Vulcan proverb that says “Only Nixon could go to China.” Well, what was true on “Star Trek” is true in Knox Vegas. County Mayor Tim Burchett made public what most of us knew. If County Commission approves a property tax increase to fund Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre’s budget, he’ll veto it. Burchett is missing his moment. Look, none of us likes new taxes. Heck, I still have my “Cas Walker for President” T-shirt hanging in the closet. But the Vulcans were right. Only Richard Nixon, the Cold Warrior, could shake hands with Chou and Mao in ’72 and get away with it. Heck, it sealed the deal on his re-election. And only Burchett, who has earned his belt-tightening reputation honestly, could get away with raising property taxes. I’m reading Robert A. Caro’s four-volume opus on a man I’ve never particularly liked, Lyndon Baines Johnson. Told early on not to push for what became the Civil Rights Act of 1964 because he’d waste the political capital earned after JFK’s assassination, Johnson said, “Well, what the hell’s the presidency for?” Times are tough. Belts should be buckled; bloat should be belched. The problem is Burchett is going about it the wrong way. A friend of mine, who is as Republican as Ronald Reagan, said, “Burchett’s going to keep cutting on parks and schools until there aren’t any left.” Lord knows Burchett’s predecessor, Mike Ragsdale, had his problems. But, I’ll tell you this: in some ways he’s looking better in the rearview. A couple of weeks ago, Emily Shane and I sang at the Halls Senior Center, built during the Ragsdale era. Seventy-seven smiling


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Jake Mabe faces showed up. (And, nope, I didn’t pay ’em.) Next door, I heard a group of seniors exercising. John “Dee” Myers told me three or four years ago he goes up there every Wednesday night for supper. And he was crying tears of joy when he said it. Ragsdale didn’t and Burchett hasn’t learned another lesson from Nixon. The Quaker balanced his administration with, for example, speechwriters Pat Buchanan (on the right) and William Safire (on the left), intelligent men both. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (liberal) and John Connally (conservative) both served in his cabinet. Unfortunately, Nixon also had Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Mitchell and Dean. Ragsdale had Arms, Finch and Werner. Burchett has Dean Rice, Big Sexy and the scandalplagued fraternity brother that lasted five minutes. There’s so much I like about Tim Burchett. His laid-back attitude, his fist-bumpin’, “aw, shucks” persona and, yes, his desire to pay down the debt. And yet. And yet. Last week, France rejected belt-tightening President Nicolas Sarkozy for the “I’m raising taxes on those that make over a million” Francois Hollande. Well, this ain’t France and most of us probably think that’s a good thing. France may come to regret that choice. I don’t know. But I can’t help but remember something my step-daddy told me when I was a teenage audiophile trying to decide between a Sony stereo system and a knockoff brand. “Son,” he said, “you get what you pay for.”

Buzz Thomas, president of the Great Schools Partnership, speaks to the Fountain City Business and Professional Association. Photo by S. Clark

‘The Fugate Challenge’ In Fountain City, John Fugate doubted the school system’s need for a tax hike. I challenged him to visit any school to see first-hand the needs. John is Everyman: smart, but unconvinced; a property owner, but one with grandkids in the system; a former educator who is now a banker. The Fugate Challenge is risky, because John may come away still convinced that the tax increase is not needed. But let’s find out, and whatever the verdict, I’ll share it here next week.

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Neither Knox city nor county mayor is recommending a tax hike in their 2012-2013 budget, but the issues are different for each. Mayor Burchett has vowed a veto should county commission enact the requested 35 cent property tax hike sought by the school board. He has not been as outspoken as to whether he would oppose a referendum to increase the sales tax for schools. On the other hand, if the requested property tax hike were scaled back to a lesser amount such as 15 or 20 cents, he has not indicated his stand, but one might safely infer that his opposition would continue, making 7 votes needed to enact the tax regardless of the amount instead of the normal 6 votes. One vote to pass it and one to override a mayoral veto a week or two later. If the commission should go the sales tax referendum route, Burchett might not veto it since it allows the people to decide, but the question remains ment, and KUB. This year, Carmen Teg- whether he would be neuano will host for a tour of tral in the campaign to pass UT’s baseball stadium and it or would he urge voters facilities. to reject it. Additional facStudents will take pic- tors for school advocates to tures and look for “money consider are whether they quotes.” are willing to scale back the Info: 35 cent request to a lesser or www.ShopperNewsNow. amount or go for a refercom/. endum on sales tax which

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would not produce as much as 35 cents. It also runs the risk of defeat. It would appear on the November ballot when the presidential election is being held along with possible city and county charter amendments. Voter turnout will be very high and Knox county is likely to vote for Romney over Obama by a 60-40 margin. Burchett did recommend an increase for schools, but far less than what the superintendent and school board want. People should realize that Tim Burchett is a very frugal person in both his personal and public live. There is no smoke and mirrors when it comes to Burchett. He and Mayor Rogero, who are quite different in many ways, are also very congenial and cooperative. Rogero will support Obama for a second term and Burchett will back Romney, but that will not interfere with them working together. For Rogero there is no call for a tax hike. In fact, under the city charter she does not have a veto anyway, even

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if the council pushed one. There is no danger council would ever raise taxes without a mayoral request. Whatever city council does is what happens. However, one wonders if she plans to go four years as mayor without a city tax hike. If so, well and good, but it will get dicey by her fourth year when she seeks a second term and is challenged by an opponent on whether she would raise taxes in a second term. Odd numbered years for the city are when the mayor or part of council seek election. If Rogero goes four years without a property tax hike on top of the past seven years without a tax hike, there is a strong possibility there would be one in 2016 when she starts a second term or there is a new mayor as it means 11 years without any city property tax increase. Current council members will be less enthused over a city tax hike next year when 5 of the 9 members are up for re-election (none term limited). In 2015, of course, the Mayor plus 4 council members are up for re-election which is not a good time to seek a tax hike. Working in favor of a city tax hike over the next 5 years will be city pension costs (still not as bad as county pension costs)

unless council adopts and the voters approve major changes for new employees to halt the financial drain on the budget. The pending mayoral hybrid pension plan takes a chance on market conditions whereas the 401(k) plan advocated by some council members is fi xed in its cost. It would go on the November 2012 ballot when the Obama/Romney contest assures a large voter turnout. ■ Federal Judge Thomas Varlan has set a hearing on this Thursday, May 17, at 9:30 a.m. at the Howard Baker Federal Building in downtown Knoxville on the Wellington Drive lawsuit. The issue is whether to issue an injunction against TVA cutting more trees under power lines until the merits of the entire lawsuit are heard and decided. ■ The hearing is open to the public. Knoxville attorney Don Vowell represents residents and faces a battery of TVA lawyers who are not affected by upcoming TVA layoffs. ■ Meanwhile current TVA board member and former community activist Neil McBride of Oak Ridge has spent the past week and this week in France hiking with former TVA general counsel Maureen Dunn. ■ Next week, more on city budget.

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Kincannon told the Fountain City group that the budget “is a needs list, not a wish list.” It includes money for technology and technology infrastructure; performance-based pay for teachers, a full-day kindergarten and an additional week of school for everyone. The school board’s priorities include instructionalcoaches to work with teachers, and money for tutors for intervention. “We know who’s behind and we know how to catch them up, but it takes money,” said Thomas. “It takes an additional investment to have the schools you want.” Kincannon said accountibility is built into the system’s strategic plan which says 90 percent of third graders will be reading at grade level by 2020 and 81 percent of high school graduates will score a 21 or higher on the ACT exam. Thomas said the whole town of Greeneville is wireless, while “Starbucks is better wired than any Knox County school.” He called Jim McIntyre “the smartest superintendent in the state – a Boston Yankee with a Ph.D.”

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Deadline nears for Shopper interns We’re looking for a few good youngsters to participate in this summer’s Shopper-News intern program. The interns will meet at 10 a.m. each Tuesday during the summer to visit local spots of interest. Previous trips have included the Knox County Detention Center, the Health Depart-

Oliver “Buzz” Thomas knows three things. 1. The community with the best schools wins. 2. You can’t get there on the cheap. 3. Schools need more time on task. And I humbly suggest another: 4. When your name is Oliver, get folks to call you Buzz. Thomas joined Virginia Babb and Indya Kincannon last week at a forum on education before the Fountain City Business and Professional Association. Mayor Tim Burchett likes to say his favorite people talk like he does, an apparent dig at Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre who’s from Boston. Buzz talks East Tennessee. He told the business leaders that his mom taught home economics at Central High School. His own undergraduate and law degrees are from the University of Tennessee. He worked in Maryville and Greeneville before moving here to head up the Great Schools Partnership where his role is to fund-raise for Knox County Schools while nudging toward reform.

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Visiting the Murphy Farm By Betty Bean Kevin Murphy spent his childhood in Winter Haven, Fla., but no summer was complete without a visit to the Murphy Farm in Knoxville, which was settled by his ancestors in 1797. Then he grew up and became an IT architect who created technology roadmaps and designs for putting big systems together. It’s a highly portable skill that pretty much allows him to live where he chooses. In 2005, he was living in Dayton, Ohio, and got to thinking about where he wanted to put down roots. Australia sounded good, and he went down to check it out. While he was there, he had an epiphany: “I could live anywhere in the world, working from home, and decided Knoxville felt more like home than Australia did.� So he started making

plans to renovate and move into the two-story farmhouse that a carpenter named Edward Legg built for Hugh Murphy around 1841 at what is now the corner of Murphy Road and Washington Pike. He learned all he could about the house’s history – for example, the Norfolk & Southern railroad track that bisects the side yard was laid in 1877. The easement agreement called for the railroad to plant some apple trees to mitigate the noise. “They never planted them,� Kevin said. “I’m sure the ancestors were not pleased. They didn’t get paid for this stuff.� He had the house gutted to the bare walls and restored, paying meticulous attention to detail and preservation. The actual work took from May to December 2009. Recently, he invited the neighbors over for a Sunday

Fantastic fans Tennessee sports fans come in all sizes, shapes and colors. They also vary in enthusiasm. Some are seasonal at best, never more than lukewarm. They check to see who won. At the other end of the spectrum are those who worship the Volunteers with Tennessee tattoos and orange overalls, even on Thursdays. Just win, baby, no rules, whatever it takes. This passionate peak of fandom wouldn’t miss a game for their first cousin’s funeral. They will lose sleep over Akron and Georgia State. Some are radicals. They buy tickets

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for stadium seats but won’t sit down. In between are the many, many thousands who faithfully follow the Vols, root for their success in all sports and stay steady through the decades. Uncle Lee Roy Jarvis has seen 289 consecutive home

Kevin Murphy (center) shows James McMillan (left) and Scott Starbuck around the Murphy Farm springhouse. Photos by Betty Bean afternoon visit. A couple or three dozen of them made the acquaintance of Murphy’s Jack Russell/Bassett Hound Koda as they toured the big house and the seven historic outbuildings before sitting down for lemonade and conversation on the wraparound front porch. The entire Murphy Farm consists of 192 acres, and the 50 acres where the house stands are Kevin’s. He plans to place a conservation easement on his portion of the land in 2013. His intention is to keep that parcel farmland forever. He says he hopes that other family members decide to do the same, in time. “I’m really blessed that my

ancestors and family kept the place together and have continued taking care of it,� he said. The entire family has agreed to list the entire Murphy Farm on the National Register of Historical Places, and Kevin is working on the nomination and hopes to submit it in June. “This will document the significance of the farm in the community and influence future federal projects in the area,� he said. He is concerned about how the city’s plans to widen Washington Pike from the I-640 interchange to Murphy Road will impact Murphy Farm, and he has written the

Kevin Murphy in front of his 1841 farmhouse. city’s director of engineering, Jim Hagerman, to remind city officials of the special requirements, ask for information and request that the rural nature of the easternmost portion of the road project be respected. “I would like to make

sure that the planners are aware of my farm’s historical nature, that an impact analysis is performed as required by Section 106 since federal funds are being used, and that the impact of the project on the farm is mitigated.�

games and hasn’t fired a single coach. Of course these fans jump up and yell. They applaud effort and excellence wherever they see it, including academics. Some are linked to history as third- or fourthgeneration fans. Some have heard of Chuck Rohe and Ray Bussard. Some are aware there were baskets before Bruce. Some remember Bill Bates from Farragut High and Jimmy England from Holston and Ron Widby from Fulton or even A.W. Davis from Rutledge. They know what Todd Helton did before Denver. They have heard about Richmond Flowers’ courage in choosing Tennessee over Alabama. They know why

Chip Kell is in the Hall of Fame. They remember what Al Wilson did as a linebacker and leader. Some with tunnel vision measure fans by their level of donations, by skyboxes and buildings that bear their names. What you do with what you have might be more credible. It is possible to be a supercharged fan, have loads of fun and retain at least a degree of dignity. Case in point: Linda Penny. The entry to her Nashville home is orange and white. Her living room and dining room have orange walls. Her orange clothes are in the orange closet. Some of her orange shoes hide there. The den is the

official Tennessee room. Her lawyer husband Bill just smiles. Linda learned about football from her father in Paducah, Ky. They went to high school games. Considerably later, a dear friend with 50-yard-line tickets invited her to an autumn Saturday at Vanderbilt. “Pretty soon I was yelling and doing my own coaching when two very properly dressed women asked that I not make so much noise.� Linda was not blocking their view, just cheering in good fan fashion. “I got ticked and educated them about football. Did they know the work those guys put in every day, did they know the hours, did

they understand what the heck was going on? “My friend laughed and said my husband should take me to UT.� Bingo. As the old saying goes, the rest is history. Bill got his law degree. He and Linda have been seeing the Vols since the mid ’80s. They have season tickets for football and basketball. For years, they have raised funds for the athletic department. They are part of a tailgate group that sometimes grows to a hundred. They really enjoy the Vols. They are dedicated fans. There is a hint of proof, a touch of orange at their house.


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Award winners at the 2012 Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo included,(front) Morgan Pribish, Elijah Whitfield, Kenny Lin, Aphea Ansink; (back) Logan Crawford, Alivia Nytko and Robby Swanson. Aphea Ansink, 5, caught the biggest fish of the day at just under 2 pounds.

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Cast party: Fishing Rodeo draws 192 kids By Sherri Gardner Howell The rain came early, just enough to tease the fish into thinking the day might pass by without any wiggly worms dangling from a hook. Instead, it was a fine day for fishing. By the time the Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo started at 9:30 a.m. on May 5 at Anchor Park, the day was perfect for the annual activity. Sponsored by the town of Farragut, the fishing rodeo celebrated 28 years, with 192 youth joining in to fish. The tournament is for children ages 13 and under, with prizes given for boys and girls in age categories, plus an overall prize for Most Fish Caught. That honor went to Robby Swanson. Aphea Ansink, age 5, caught the biggest fish of the day. Her prize weighed in at just under 2 pounds, 1.99, to be exact. Lauren Cox with the town of Farragut said they were pleased with the turnout and the overall event. Parents and grandparents

Laura Galindo gets the honor of holding Gabriella Galindo’s fish for the weighing in after Gabriella reeled in her catch at the Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo.

“Look at that!” Kylee Pace points out something in the water to her “papa” Dan Gutzman as they get ready to fish at the Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo on May 5.

NEWS FROM UPSTAIRS From the moment Krista Bridges was proposed to by Mike DeSocio on a gorgeous stretch of beach in Puerto Rico, her mind went into what many call, “Wedding Planning Overdrive.” With all of her attention focused on the dress, guest list, reception, and flowers for a wedding that she had four months to plan, creating her bridal registry seemed like an overwhelming proposition. But, she knew planning life after the ceremony, “the future” was just as important as the day itself. Krista followed the first rule of creating a Bridal Registry; register where you shop. As a client of Upstairs, Krista knew that Todd Richesin and Bobby Brown along with their knowledgeable staff would help guide her through the process while providing helpful direction as to what were musthaves in her married life. “We scheduled an evening for me and Mike to register after the store was closed so that we could take our time and really think about what we wanted to decorate our home, use to entertain and figure out how it all works together.” The bride and groom-to-be spent a few hours perusing the wide selection of decorative accessories, serveware and tabletop accents. “It was so pleasant and relaxed; sipping champagne and registering for things that would be actually useful to us in our life together! No scan gun or other shoppers milling around. Mike even enjoyed it.”

All through history, wedding gifts have been given to the engaged couple. Originally the presents were symbols of fidelity, fertility and prosperity. In 1924, the Marshall Field Department Store created the first Bridal Registry. It was fostered by an idea to help family and friends give the engaged couple gifts they wanted. Most Knoxvillians know Upstairs at Todd Richesin Interiors from their prime location at the corner of Kingston Pike and Lyon’s View in the old Up and Down Gulf Station. They might not know of the wonderful offerings that await beyond the threshold: Michael Aram, Vagabond House, Arte Italica, Ralph Lauren lamps, Sferra linens to name a few. What sets Upstairs at Todd Richesin Interiors apart is the personal registering experience they create for each bride and groom, the array of gifts and home accents at varying price points that cater to every taste from traditional to the trendy and the gracious level of service extended to every shopper. “Upstairs removed all of the stress and fear about registering. It was the easiest thing we have done in the marriage process! And that is a credit to Upstairs.” The Bridal and Gift Registry at Upstairs is available for a variety of occasions: anniversaries, birthdays, housewarming, graduation, retirement and even just because. After-hours, private appointments are available as is gift wrapping and shipping. Please contact Upstairs at Todd Richesin Interiors for more information: (865) 249-6612.

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Dianne Lasecki gives moral support to her granddaughter, Maddy Hadrys, as they fish at the Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo on May 5 at Anchor Park. Photos by Justin Acuff brought their children to Anchor Park to enjoy the beauty of the area, relax and fish until 11 a.m. Fish were weighed and counted at the end of the morning, and winners received a cer-

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from me. …” (NRSV). We see him in the Gospels, by turns, giving and giving of himself, and then weary and needing time alone. I am pretty sure Jesus was a true introvert: drawing his strength from time spent alone (frequently in prayer) and spending that strength when he was with people. Maybe that is the “Get

The senior adult group of away with me …” part. Grace Covenant Baptist Maybe (or perhaps, sureChurch on Dutchtown ly) we busy moderns don’t Road in West Knoxville have enough down time. was entertained recently So what would it look like by member Sandy Waters to “get away” with Jesus? who gave her personal I have been on retreats testimony, talked about of various kinds. I went playing the dulcimer, and to church camp as a kid, a performed bluegrass and time that was full of activgospel music. Info: www. ities and music and Photo ship. I have retreated with submitted grown-up church folk who wanted to be together, to pray, study and fellowship. And I have been on contemplative retreats, where silence reigned for large portions of the time. All have been meaningful and formative. ■ Knoxville Writers’ Group Participation in the War of 1,600 confederate soldiers are But I remember one will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 1812.” Info: 675-6420. buried, including many from black, black night on a p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Fort Sanders. ■ The Captain W.Y.C. Hancamping trip, a night so Naples restaurant on Kingston num Chapter 1881, United ■ The YWCA’s annual “Meetcold that I could barely Pike. Reference librarian Jamie Daughters of the Coning of the Membership” will Osborn will present “Research stand to be outside my federacy will meet 10 a.m. be held 4 p.m. Wednesday, for Writers.” All-inclusive lunch sleeping bag. There was Saturday, May 19, at the Green May 16, at 420 W. Clinch Ave. is $12. RSVP by Monday, May 21, Meadow Country Club in no artificial light, so the New board members will be by calling 983-3740. Alcoa. Brunch will be served night was utterly dark. I elected; outgoing members followed by the program looked up and was awe- ■ Longstreet-Zollicoffer Camp will be saluted. Info: 523-6126. 87, Sons of Confederate “James Lawson Kemper: The struck by the countless ■ Samuel Frazier Chapter, Veterans, will meet at 10 a.m. Forgotton General” prestars I could see. Then I Daughters of the American Saturday, May 19, at the Mabrysented by Janelle Kemper. looked down at the dark Revolution will meet 11 a.m. Hazen House, 1711 Dandridge Everyone is invited. Cost of surface of the lake beside Saturday, May 19, at the Chop Ave. There will be a “clean-up brunch is $15. To RSVP or info: the tent and the water was House in Franklin Square. The day” held afterward at Bethel Elaine, 980-6346, or Debra, Cemetery where more than 856-9300. program will be “Kentucky’s so still the stars were perfectly reflected. Stars above me and stars at my feet. It’s time to stock your pond! The old folk song says: Wednesday, May 30 I know where I’m goin’, Clinton and I know who’s goin’ 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Wendy D Schopp with me. I have a light to Anderson Farmer’s Co-op Financial Advisor guide me when the way is Halls Crossroads 12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. dark and dreary.


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■ Farragut Presbyterian Church will host “Adventures on Promise Island” 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, June 4-8. Any preschool child over the age of 3 and all children in 5th grade or below are invited. A $10 fee will cover supplies, snacks and T-shirts. Info and registration: 966-9547 or www.vacationbibleschool. com/farragutpresbyterian.

■ Grace Covenant Baptist Church, 9956 Dutchtown Road, will host a performance of “God of This City” by the Music, Missions and More ministry 11 a.m. Sunday, May 20. Info: www.

■ “Bearden Family, Community and Education” meeting will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, at Central Baptist Church of Bearden, 6300 Deane Hill Drive. Info: 691-0010.

■ Virtue Presbyterian Church, 725 Virtue Road in Farragut, will host a free concert by Cross Connection for its 22nd anniversary concert with special guests the Dumplin Valley Trio at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19. Info: 584-9313.


Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me – watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly. (Matthew 11:28-30 The Message) Many’s the time I’ve been mistaken And many times confused. Yes, and I’ve often felt forsaken And certainly misused. Oh, but I’m alright, I’m alright. I’m just weary to my bones. Still you don’t expect to be Bright and bon vivant So far away from home. So far away from home. (“American Tune,” Paul Simon)

Simon and Garfunkel’s songs were the soundtrack of my college years, and I found the words of “American Tune” running through my head the other night. “I’m just weary to my bones.” The past three weeks have been full of really hard work, interspersed with some fun projects that also took energy and concentration. There have also been concerns for friends and extended “adopted” family. I wondered what Jesus meant when he said, “Get away with me and you’ll recover your life,” (The Message), or “Take my yoke upon you, and learn





Community Services ■ Concord United Methodist Church’s Caregiver Support Group, affiliated with Alzheimer’s Tennessee Inc., meets 10 to 11:30 a.m. each first Tuesday in Room 226 at the church, 11020 Roane Drive. Anyone in the community who gives care to an elderly individual is invited. Info: 675-2835.

Fundraisers and sales ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, will host a benefit concert to help a church family in need of a specially equipped vehicle to accommodate their young son who requires a feeding tube, oxygen equipment and a full-time nurse. Choir director Jean Osborne and vocalist Jo Ludwig will perform a full-length program 4 p.m. Sunday, June 3. Everyone is invited and donations will be accepted. Info: 690-1060. ■ Park West Church, 7635 Middlebrook Pike, will host a “Bunco” fundraiser for kicko. org 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 9. Admission is $10. RSVP by emailing event@ or call 523-4956.

Homecomings ■ John Sevier Baptist Church, 1401 Paramount Road, will have its homecoming celebration Sunday, May 20. Worship service will be held at 10:45 a.m. followed by lunch on the grounds and an afternoon softball game. Info or to RSVP: 546-1068 or email

Rec programs ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, holds a beginner yoga class Mondays from 6-7 p.m. upstairs in the family life center. Cost is $10 per class or $40 for five classes. Bring a mat, towel and water. Info: Dena Bower, 567-7615 or email ■ Concord UMC, 11020 Roane Drive, has started Young Adult Professionals for anyone age 22-35 who wants to network with other young business professionals in the West Knoxville area. Seasoned professionals will discuss their experiences and how to live out your faith while growing into your profession. The next meeting will be held 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, in room E-109 of the worship center. Info: email Glenna Manning, gmanning@concordumc. com, or Kelsey Feldman,

■ The Faith Early Learning Center will honor director Cheryl Powers as she says goodbye to the school noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at Faith Lutheran Church, 239 Jamestowne Blvd. Everyone is invited.

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Doing the don’ts is best protection By Sherri Gardner Howell It’s the Do Nots that protect you best from fraud, members of the Rotary Club of Farragut learned at their May 9 meeting. Detective Robert Howard of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office told the group practical ways to protect themselves and their families from fraud. Howard, a 22-year veteran of KCSO, heads the Forgery and Fraud division. The No. 1 rule to protect from identity theft and abuse of credit and debit cards is simply don’t give all

Detective Robert Howard with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office talks to Rotary Club of Farragut about fraud. Photo by Sherri Gardner Howell

your credit card information to anyone over the phone or on the computer. Never give your PIN number to anyone. Howard suggests a prepaid credit card for those who do a lot of online shopping. Consumers can decrease the risk with debit and credit cards in stores and restaurants by not signing the back of cards so the store clerk will ask to see a photo ID and not giving PIN numbers to cashiers. “The three-number security code on the back of your credit card is there for your protection.

“Put a piece of medical tape over it. If the card is out of your hands for a few minutes, such as in a restaurant, check when you get it back to see if the tape has been disturbed. Be suspicious.” Scams are plentiful on the Internet, Craig’s List and by phone. Examples are pleas to wire money to get a relative out of jail, money needed to pay taxes on a big win and bogus money orders sent for jobs you apply for online. The best protection, he said, is: “If it sounds too good to be true, it’s too good to be true.”

Rausch shows serious, humorous sides It’s obvious that Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch couldn’t be any more serious about his job, but West Knox Rotarians have learned he also has a great sense of humor.

members of the Metropolitan Drug Commission are in discussion about what form a plan might take. Rausch, who has been with KPD since 1993, worked his way up through the ranks from patrolman and was appointed chief in 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville and a U. S. Army veteran. He said the KPD has 416 authorized positions, and 105 of that number are ci-

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When asked about speeding within the city limits, he commented: “I just wish people would pay more attention to those white signs with the black lettering on them. They’re not suggestions.” In response to another question, Rausch said it is actually true that domestic violence increases when the UT football team loses a game. “That’s why I try to work real closely with Coach (Dooley).” On the serious side, Rausch said there is something each can do to help

Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch with Lucy Gibson, president of West Knox Rotary. Photo by A. Hart slow down the scourge of prescription drug addiction that was responsible for most of the more than 13,000 property crimes in Knoxville last year. “Prescription drugs have become the major issue we are dealing with. It’s non-discriminating. Many, many families are affected by it. I urge you to go home, take a look in your medicine cabinet and if you have medication you

don’t need, get rid of it.” Rausch said the drugs can be dropped off in receptacles at both the Knoxville Police Department and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. “We need serious public education about what addiction is, and we need a plan,” he told the group. “We can’t wait for the state government or the federal government to do something.” Rausch said he and Mayor Madeline Rogero and

vilians. The department has a $49 million budget, of which 70 percent goes to personnel costs and the rest to equipment. “We want our officers to have everything they need to do their jobs.” Rausch noted that KPD has been accredited since 1992, “and is recognized as a flagship agency. Our accreditation tells other agencies internationally to take a look at what we do and how we do it.”

PELLISSIPPI NOTES ■ Tom Gaddis, who coordinates the Hospitality concentration, is a 2012 recipient of the Idahlynn Karre International Exemplary Leadership Award. Presented by the Chair Tom Gaddis Academy, it recognizes leaders in postsecondary institutions who have modeled “best practices” in academic and administrative leadership development.

■ Esther Dyer is the new assistant dean of the Division Street Campus. Dyer was most recently the associate dean of Knoxville’s ITT Technical Institute. Esther Dyer A native of Morgan County, she earned a bachelor’s degree from UT and a master’s in organization development from Central Washington University.

FARRAGUT NOTES ■ Council of West Knox County Homeowners meets at 7:15 p.m. each first Tuesday at Peace Lutheran Church, 621 N. Cedar Bluff Road. Guest speaker Hank Fennell will answer questions relating to HOA or community groups. Info: www. ■ The Good Samaritan Center’s cookbook is available for purchase at the Walmart in Lenoir City for $10. All proceeds go toward feeding the hungry in Loudon County. Info: Judy, 986-1777, ext. 11. ■ Farragut Lions Club meets 6:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday at Shoney’s on Lovell Road. ■ Farragut Rotary Club meets at noon each Wednesday at the Fox Den Country Club. ■ Free budget classes are held from noon to 1 p.m. each third Thursday at the Good Samaritan Center, 119 A. St. in Lenoir City. Everyone is invited. No preregistration is required. Info: annaseal@ ■ Memoir Writing Group meets 7 p.m. each second Thursday at Panera Bread, 733 Louisville Road. ■ West Knox Lions Club meets 7 p.m. each first and third Monday at Shoney’s on Lovell Road. ■ West Knox Republican Club will meet for dinner 6 p.m. Monday, May 14, at Red Lobster on Kingston Pike. Mayor Tim Burchett will discuss the county budget at 7 p.m. Info: Gary Loe, 584-5842.

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Karns softball wins third straight district title

Selected for the District All-Tournament team are Karns softball players Hannah Thomas, also named tournament MVP; Audrey Woodby; Lakin Trotterchaud; Elayna Siebert; and Kelli Hensley.

Karns High softball team members fought back from an early tournament loss to be crowned District 3-AAA softball champions for the third year in a row. A first round loss put Karns in the losers bracket but the team played four tough games, defeating Hardin Valley, Central and Halls (twice) to win the title. “Never say die,” said coach Judy Siebert. “We played awful on Saturday but turned it around with four really good games to win the tournament.” Karns will play host to District 4 runner-up Bearden on Monday night. Photos by Ruth White

Hardin Valley Academy pitcher Caira McHenry was named to the District All-Tournament team.

Used medical equipment needed The East Tennessee Technology Access Center’s ReUse program needs durable medical equipment to recycle for people with disabilities who cannot afford to pay for an item or the insurance co-pay. There is currently a waiting list for

wheelchairs, shower seats and transfer benches. Heavy duty rolling walkers are also needed. If you can donate any of these items, call Jeff Drum at 219-0130. ETTAC is located at 116 Childress St. It is a nonprofit agency based in Knoxville that serves people with disabilities in 24 counties of East Tennessee.

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Students receive Thompson scholarship By Jake Mabe The Knoxville Area Association of Realtors and Knox County Schools Partners In Education presented scholarships in memory of the late Barney Thompson to 13 area Knox County high school students at a special ceremony May 7. Local winners included Joey Mann, Farragut High; and Austin Sweet, Hardin Valley Academy.

‘Cowboy for a Cure’

Thomas Crout (gambler) and Guz Chandler (Harry the Horse) lift William Templeton (Nathan Detroit) as they sing. Detroit is one of the main characters, who has been engaged to Adelaide for 14 years, always avoiding marriage.

‘Guys and Dolls’ at HVA

Johnny Warnshuis, a.k.a. “The Cowboy for a Cure,” was spotted on Cedar Bluff Road last Wednesday during his cross-country trip on horseback to raise awareness of Guillain-Barre syndrome, an illness his mother was diagnosed with in 2010. His goal is to reach Times Square in New York City by June or July. Pictured with Warnshuis is “Sandy,” one of two horses he’s traveling with. Info: www. Photo by S. Barrett


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HVA students explore careers By Theresa Edwards

Haley Blank displays her internship with Fort Sanders Parkwest Therapy and Marino Therapy Center. “I got two viewpoints from my project,” Blank explained. “I got to witness it and experience it because of my knee surgery.” Photos by T. Edwards of

Hardin Valley Academy seniors presented displays describing their 70-hour internships at “Senior Portfolio Showcase Night.” This event is required of all students seeking an academy endorsement. The presentations were by students in all four academies with evaluations performed by their respective dean: STEM (dean Debbie Sayers), Business Law/Public Affairs (dean Laura Watson), Health Science (dean Tami Russell) and Liberal Arts (dean Sharon Cate). HVA student Jordan Newport advises: “Senior portfolio is a great experience for any student curious about a particular field of work. This course allows students to explore their options in the work force and test out their occupational field of choice. If a student truly devotes themselves to this course, this can be one of the most important classes of their high school career. I personally highly suggest this experience to any interested student.”

Dean Laura Watson views Jordan Newport’s portfolio of his internship at WATE television. Watson explained how working with sportscaster Jim Wogan was a good match considering his interest in sports and marketing. “He got to meet a lot of contacts; it was a good experience for him; good for his resume; and he really enjoyed it,” said Watson.

Sam Gargis shows a “spool jack,” a product by ITC Innovative Tool where he interned. It is used to lift any size spool off the ground where it can then be used to spool or unspool any type of rope or wiring. “I love the inventing side of the business, the theoretic part of problem-solving,” said Gargis. “That mind-set has propelled me to want to do mechanical engineering in college.”

Harris signs with Roane State Hardin Valley Academy senior Taylor Harris signs to play basketball with Roane State Community College where she will major in physical therapy. Shown are mom Angel Harris, Taylor Harris, Roane State coach Monica Boles and HVA coach Jennifer Galloway. “Taylor is a huge part of this basketball program and of this school,” said athletic director George Ashe. “Taylor leads in assists, leads in steals, has a district title, has been on two district teams, is a member of the all-KIL team and has a 3.5 GPA. … Well done. We’re proud of her.” Photo by T. Edwards of

Would you like a horse of your own? Meet Marissa! Marissa is an 18-year-old Arabian cross mare. She is approx. 14.2 hands tall. She’s been with us since October of 2010. She is well behaved for the vet and farrier. Marissa is broke to ride and an easy keeper. She gets along well with other horses in the pasture. Marissa is up to date on shots, deworming, coggins and farrier care.

Hardin Valley Academy DECA students (front) Julia Garland, Erin Pratt, Amanda Colton, Eliza Rowcliffe; (back) Cody Peterson, Jenna Kalmon, Carly McGuire and Lauren Blevins win state and regional competitions, and head for the international competition in Nashville. Photo by T. Edwards of

HVA DECA students compete internationally By Theresa Edwards Hardin Valley Academy (HVA) Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) marketing students who won state and regional prizes went to Nashville for international competitions. The competition requires students to know their subjects well since they are given a 100-question test plus they must give a presentation with only 10 minutes preparation time. The students who competed in team and special events are: Erin Pratt and Carly McGuire in Business

Law and Ethics; Jenna Kalmon in Buying and Merchandising; Eliza Rowcliffe and Maddie Beal in Hospitality Services; McCall Beckler and Amanda Colton in Marketing Communications; Lauren Blevins in Food Marketing; Cody Peterson in Hotel and Lodging Management; Jordan Newport in Retail Merchandising; and Julia Garland in Sports and Entertainment Marketing. “They are all-around good kids,” said Gloria Price. She is both their marketing teacher and DECA

advisor, so she gets to know them well. “We work on communication skills, interpersonal skills, life skills they can use no matter what career they choose,” she said. “We’re so glad to be here at Hardin Valley Academy. We’ve been here since the school opened, and I’ve had these students for four years. So this graduating class is extra special.” Price also explained how thankful she is for how supportive HVA is of the DECA program, the students and teachers. “We all love Hardin Valley,” she said.


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Knisley commits to University of Alabama-Huntsville Farragut High School senior Kendall Knisley has signed to play volleyball with the University of Alabama-Huntsville. She is a four-year varsity letterman in volleyball and has been the team captain for two consecutive years. FHS head volleyball coach Susan Davidson said, “Kendall has provided excellent leadership skills for her teammates and coaches. She is a very positive leader and a game changing player for her club team.” Pictured at the signing are: (front) Gayle Knisley, Kendall Knisley, Dennis Knisley; (back) former FHS volleyball coach David Moore, assistant varsity volleyball coach Brenden Cleer, Seth Knisley, Corey Knisley and FHS head volleyball coach Susan Davidson. Photo submitted

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National author visits Cedar Bluff Middle School National best-selling author Chris Grabenstein visited Cedar Bluff Middle School last week to talk to students with a knack for writing. Grabenstein answered questions and shared some tips for finding inspiration in everyday events. His visit was part of an East Tennessee tour of select schools sponsored in part by the PTSA. When asked what makes a good character, Grabenstein said, “Put them in a situation where they’re afraid, and then you learn what they’re really made of.” Pictured with Grabenstein are 8th grade student writers Grant Goldstine and Ursula Williams. Photo by S. Barrett

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AARP driver safety class For registration info about these and all other AARP driver safety classes, call Carolyn Rambo, 5849964. ■ 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, May 14-15, Strawberry Plains Senior Center, 3104 Old Andrew Johnson Highway. ■ 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, Church Street UMC, 900 Henley St. ■ 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, May 15-16, Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway.


■ Noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, May 16-17, O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona St. ■ 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 16-17, Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Drive. ■ Noon to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 17-18, Halls Senior Center, 4200 Crippen Road.

Young-Williams staff member Eddie Morris visits with Chris, a shy 2-year-old domestic short hair mix. Chris loves one-on-one attention and is not big on dogs. He is ready to find his fur-ever home. You cannot take them all home yourself, but you can help them all find homes. Visit both locations: 3210 Division St. and the Young-Williams Animal Village at 6400 Kingston Pike. Both facilities are open daily from noon to 6 p.m. If you don’t have time to drop by and take a look, visit to see photos or call 215-6599 for more information about each pet.

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Hardin Valley Academy senior Whitney Moore, daughter of Steve and Kim Moore, signs to play basketball at Johnson University. “Whitney is Hardin Valley’s first ever four-year letterman,” said athletic director George Ashe. “She is the leading rebounder and charge taker.”

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The Christian Science Reading Room: A quiet refuge By Anne Hart


ust a block off busy Kingston Pike in Bearden, tucked away among the jumble of buildings in Homberg Place, the Christian Science Reading Room isn’t easy to find. But when you do locate it, it won’t take long for you to realize you have discovered a real treasure. It’s a quiet, peaceful oasis. A place where it takes only seconds to realize the stress of the day didn’t follow you through the door. It stayed outside. Inside, the look and feel is of a library, filled with stacks of books. But there’s

more: comfortable chairs and stools and great light for reading, a table where you can sit to eat your lunch, a desk, even a computer to use in search of specific items related to Christian Science. It’s a retail store, a lending library and a resource center. And there are always friendly staff members, headed by librarian Linda Manhart, eager to help you if needed. It’s a popular place for students of many kinds of things: for Biblical scholars, for those who want to study the works of Christian Science founder Mary Baker

Eddy, and for those who want to read the weekly Christian Science publications or the well-respected monthly Christian Science Monitor, which has been the recipient of many Pulitzer Prizes over its long life. It’s also the perfect place to go for anyone wanting to learn what Christian Science is all about. The religion is Biblebased and follows the King James version of the Bible. There is also another important book, “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” written by Mary Baker Eddy in 1875 and used as a text-

book by church members. Members of the Church of Christ, Scientist, established by Mrs. Eddy in Boston in 1879, believe in a loving God who does not want any of his children to suffer and will hear their prayers for healing. However, the church in no way prohibits or frowns on medical care for its members. On the first Friday of each month, the Reading Room is the location for a lively 7 p.m. discussion which is open to the public. Topics vary widely, but are always interesting. On June 8, Debbie Chew, a church member who is also a lobbyist of state and Federal legislators on issues important to the church, will lead a discussion entitled “Health by Choice.” The discussions are a great way to meet members of the church and to become more familiar with Christian Science.

Linda Manhart, seated, with Debbie Chew and Cheryl Minyett in the Christian Science Reading Room. Photo by A. Hart The Reading Room is the end unit of one of the several small strip centers in Homberg. The address is 5032 Whitaker Drive. There is plenty of parking. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, and 6 to 8 p.m. on First Fri-

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UT NOTES ■ Knoxville News Sentinel political cartoonist Charlie Daniel will be honored at a luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. Cost is $15, and reservations must be made by calling 974-0931 or emailing bakercenter@utk. edu by May 14.

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■ The New Norris House, an award-winning home developed by the students and faculty, has received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Homes Platinum Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The Norris House is the first LEED-platinum project for the UT system. The 768-square-foot house took more than three years to complete and was the vision of UT architecture professors Tricia Stuth and Robert French.

Mariachi band Sombra de Mexico leads the festivities at West End Plaza’s Cinco De Mayo celebration. They are Leon Amador, Jose Amador, Alfred Perez and Acencion Inestroza. Photos by T. ■ College of Business AdminEdwards of

Cathy Mendenhall and Chris Montez enjoy Cinco de Mayo. Farragut West Knox Chamber president Bettye Sisco and Daniel Monday of Slamdot celebrate at West End Plaza.

Almost 40 years for David’s Carpet David Hayes opened David’s Carpet out of his basement Jan. 23, 1973, as a part-time business. At the time, he was working as a Mayfield milkman, and the carpet business was a way to bring some extra money to his growing family.

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Now, almost 40 years later, he owns two full-service flooring stores, one in Farragut and one in Pigeon Forge. In 1997 he joined the Abbey Carpet franchise and became David’s Abbey Carpet. Hayes says the Farragut store has the largest selection of area rugs locally, along with a full gamut of carpet, tile, stone and wood flooring. What’s kept him at it this long? “I just enjoy doing it,” he said. “I get up every day and still enjoy my job after 40 years.” Hayes and his staff love making homes beautiful.

They spend a lot of time and effort to make sure they have the best products, prices and selection of anyone in the area. They also put a lot of time into training so they can best help their customers. But, Hayes says that only goes so far. “Training is important, but I’ve preached for years that people don’t care how much you know if they know how much you care.” That’s why Hayes pays attention to the little things. Every once in awhile, he parks at the front of the building and walks in like a customer would, looks at the showroom with fresh eyes. A room full of choices can be intimidating, but Hayes and the staff strive to make the environment as welcoming as possible. Hayes has accumulated a lot of advice for new entrepreneurs over 40 years in business. Gather a good team, he says. Make sure your spouse is 100 percent on board. Find a mentor and a good bookkeeper. But, a passion for what you’re going to do is first and foremost. “You’ve got to first have

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David Hayes of David’s Abbey Carpet. Photo by S. Carey

the passion and understand how tough it is to get started,” he said. “It is not easier to be in business for yourself. It looks easier, but this is not a perfect world.” If you want to support local business, David’s Abbey Carpet is a great place to start. Hayes says money spent at David’s stays local. Hayes loves interacting with his customers and is always ready to help customers find flooring they’ll love. Info: 777-0661 or www. Shannon Carey is the Shopper-News general manager and sales manager. Contact Shannon at shannon@shoppernewsnow. com.

After a healthy performance in March, the local real estate market surged a h e a d still further in Apr i l. For the mont h Witt ending on Monday, April 30, there were 746 property transfers in Knox County – some 65 more than in March, and even further ahead of last April’s pace when 622 parcels changed hands. April also blew past March in terms of the total value of properties sold. The aggregate value of all the parcels transferred in April was $137.2 million, compared to $110.7 million the previous month. A year ago in April, about $122 million worth of land was sold in Knox County. Mortgage lending dropped off slightly during the month as about

$287 million was borrowed against real property. That was around $25 million short of the March total, but well ahead of last April’s amount of $178 million. The largest property transfer of the month was for a commercial parcel on Old Callahan Road. The land was sold by Tennessee State Bank for $3.6 million. Another notable transfer was for property on Emory Road in Powell purchased by Hardee’s Food Systems for $1,365,000. The two largest lending transactions of the month included a loan of $15.15 million by Parkside Hotel Partners, and a loan of $10 million on Hardin Valley Apartments II. Also, 2012 is outperforming 2011 in both recordings and fee collections. The number of documents recorded during April experienced its biggest jump in many months. There were more than 1,000 documents filed in April 2012 than in April 2011.

istration has established the Jan R. Williams Endowed Professorship in honor of the college’s dean who will retire Jan R. Williams during the coming year. Williams, who currently holds the Stokely Foundation Leadership Chair, has been on the UT business faculty since 1977 and served as dean since 1999.

■ History professor Cynthia Fleming, with the help of UT’s Ready for the World initiative, will take her spring 2012 civil rights mini-term class on the road so her 15 students can visit historical sites in Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama associated with the civil rights movement. Her students will hear from archivists, scholars and activists themselves to get the full view of what took place. ■ Harry “Hap” McSween, Chancellor’s Professor and Distinguished Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, recently presented a new analysis of the giant asteroid Vesta. At about the length of Arizona, Vesta is thought to be an intact chunk of the ingredients used to make the solar system around 4.5 billion years ago. ■ The University is receiving more than $1.7 million from the U.S. Department of Energy for scholarships, a fellowship and research grants to train and educate the next generation of leaders in America’s nuclear industry. The awards are part of the Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) and Integrated University Program (IUP). UT students were awarded more scholarship money than any other institution through the program.

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The Farragut Branch Library is located at 417 N. Campbell Station Road. A parent or guardian must accompany each child, except for older preschool, during Storytime and events. Info: 777-1750. ■ Monday, May 14, 10:30 a.m.: Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5. ■ Tuesday, May 15, 10:30 a.m.: Older Preschool Storytime for ages 4-6. ■ Wednesday, May 16, 10:30 a.m.: Baby Bookworms for infants to age 2. ■ Thursday, May 17, 10:30 a.m.: Toddler Storytime for ages 2-3. ■ Friday, May 18, 10:30 a.m.: Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5.

Paul Tinnel art at Town Hall The town of Farragut Arts Council has chosen Paul Tinnel as the featured artist for May and June. An exhibit of Tinnel’s handmade wood bowls will be on display from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Friday, June 29, on the second floor of the rotunda in Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Info: Lauren Cox, or 966-7057, or visit (on the homepage, hover over the Departments tab, then Parks & Leisure Services to find the Arts & Culture page).

World’s Fair exhibit at Folklife Museum The Farragut Folklife Museum is remembering the 1982 World’s Fair with an exhibit that runs through Friday, May 18. The World’s Fair exhibit features an assortment of artifacts from the museum’s collection as well as items on loan from museum committee members. The museum, housed in Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Admission is free. Info: Julia Jones, or 966-7057.

THROUGH FRIDAY, MAY 25 ‘Muse Among Us’ exhibition The new mixed-media exhibition “The Muse Among Us” is on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay St. and features the work of artists Elaine Barnes of Harriman, Annamaria Gundlach of Maryville, Ruth Koh of New Market and Donna Moore of Blaine. The exhibit, presented by the Arts & Culture Alliance, will be on the balcony of the Emporium Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Friday, May 25. Info: 523-7543 or

THROUGH TUESDAY, MAY 29 Chad Airhart exhibition at District The exhibition “Chad Airhart: Clusters, Chaos and Control” is on display through Tuesday, May 29, at The District Gallery, 5113 Kingston Pike. Airhart’s paintings and drawings depict worlds of gathering people, flower clusters and social insects. Info: 200-4452 or

THROUGH THURSDAY, JUNE 21 Independence Day Parade registration The registration form for the town of Farragut’s 25th annual Independence Day Parade is available at the Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, and on (link on the home page). The deadline for registrations is Thursday, June 21, until the Town receives 95 entries or the lineup area is full, whichever comes first. Info: Arleen Higginbotham, 966-7057 or

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16 The Strang Golden Tones Women’s Chorus will present its spring program, “Broadway Ladies,” at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at the Frank R. Strang Senior Center, 109 Lovell Heights Road. Refreshments will be provided by Elmcroft. Info: 670-6693.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16 Alton Brown at Biscuit Festival The International Biscuit Festival, set for Wednesday through Saturday, May 16-19, will present “An Evening with Alton Brown” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at the Tennessee Theatre. The celebrity chef’s “Ten Things About Food I Feel Pretty Sure About” is an interactive presentation that covers the state of American food. Tickets are $34, $49 and $99 and are available by visiting Tickets Unlimited outlets, the Tennessee Theatre box office or or by calling 656-4444.

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, MAY 17-18 AARP Driver Safety Course An AARP Driver Safety Course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 17-18, in the Community Room of the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-AARP members. Payment by cash or check is due at the first class. Participants must bring their AARP membership card or number to receive the $2 discount. Info: Connie Barr, 288-0721. To register: 966-7057.

SATURDAY, MAY 19 Rain barrel workshop There will be a workshop on making rain barrels from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 19, in the community room at the Farragut Town Hall. The $55 cost includes a rain barrel, supplies for installation of the barrel, an instructional demonstration and an explanation of the benefits of using rain barrels. The workshop is limited to the first 40 barrels reserved with payment. Send payment to the Fort Loudoun Lake Association, 956 Volunteer Landing Drive, Knoxville, TN 37915. Info: 523-3800 or email Julie Costner,

SATURDAY, MAY 19 East Tennessee Plant Swap

THROUGH FRIDAY, JUNE 29 Movers and Shakers registration Registration is open for the Farragut Movers and Shakers Club, which starts Monday, May 14. The town of Farragut Parks & Leisure Services Department’s seventh annual free summer exercise program for students in rising grades kindergarten through 12th grade aims to promote a healthy lifestyle among families in the community. Movers and Shakers registration will be open till Friday, June 29. The registration form is available at www. and at the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Info: Lauren Cox, or 966-7057.

Ankle issues on menu at Lunch & Learn Ankles are the topic for the Wednesday, May 23, Boxed Lunch & Learn presented by Parkwest at the Frank R. Strang Senior Center, 109 Lovell Heights Road. The Lunch & Learn begins at noon. Ankle issues caused by aging will be discussed by Tracy Pesut, M.D., of the Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinic. Attendance is $5. To RSVP: 541-4500.

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The Knoxville Permaculture Guild will hold a plant swap from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 19, at Tyson Park, 2351 Kingston Pike. The plant exchange is open to all levels of gardeners, who are invited to bring what they are willing to share and come to the event to meet fellow gardeners.

SUNDAY, MAY 20 Pianist Akins to perform Joseph Akins, a pianist and Middle Tennessee State University professor, will perform a concert of original compositions at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at the American Piano Gallery Recital Hall, 11651 Parkside Drive. The concert is presented by the Steinway Society of Knox-

The town of Farragut is offering a recycled hubcap painting workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Participants will transform hubcaps of many styles into décor pieces. Hubcaps will be cleaned and primed for class, and class members will use a mix of media styles to create masterpieces for the wall or garden. Instructor: Sarah Brobst. Cost is $30 (all supplies included). Registration and payment deadline is Monday, May 21. Info or to register: 966-7057.

TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS, MAY 29 TO JUNE 21 KTC youth track and field program The Knoxville Track Club Summer Track and Field Program for ages 15 to 18 will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 29 through June 21, at Farragut High School. The program meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The summer program is co-sponsored by the town of Farragut. Info and to register:

TUESDAYS THROUGH THURSDAYS, MAY 29-AUG. 9 Youth golf clinics The Knox County Parks & Recreation Department has scheduled youth golf clinics throughout the summer at the Concord Par 3 Golf Course at Concord Park, 10909 Northshore Drive. Two-day camps for 6- to 8-year-olds are 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Wednesday on May 29-30, June 12-13, June 26-27, July 17-18 and July 31-Aug. 1. Cost is $75. Three-day sessions for 9- to 17-year-olds are 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Thursday on June 5-7, June 19-21, July 10-12, July 24-26 and Aug. 7-9. Cost is $100. Saturday morning beginner clinics will be available during June and July for $15 a week. Info or to register: 966-9103.

SATURDAY, JUNE 2 Tie-dye class for kids The town of Farragut will offer a Kid’s Tie-Dye Designs class for ages 6 and up 9-11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Angela Polly will be the instructor. Cost is $20. Participants should bring their own T-shirt or white cotton fabric. The registration and payment deadline is Wednesday, May 30. Info or to register: 966-7057.

MONDAY TO FRIDAY, JUNE 4-8 Engino engineer/architect creativity workshop Students age 7 to 12 are invited to attend a five-day educational summer camp offered by the town of Farragut from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, June 4, through Friday, June 8, in the Community Room of the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Engino Building – Engineer/Architect Creativity Workshop is hosted by Sciensational Workshops for Kids, a 30-year-old company that offers hands-on scienceenrichment programs for children. Cost is $145 per child (includes supplies, snacks and beverages). Registration and payment deadline is Friday, May 25. Info or to register: 966-7057.



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Knights finish soccer season strong By Tisha Clapp The Paideia Academy Knights are nearing the end of their spring soccer season. This spring the Knights fielded teams in both the Knoxville Independent School League and the Pilot League. The Knoxville Independent School League is a co-ed middle school league. Paideia Academy competed against schools such as the Episcopal School, Maryville Christian, and Concord Christian. The Knights finished the season with six wins and two losses. Coach Randy Sadler was very pleased with this team’s performance and development. “With only two 8th graders on the team, we feel our future is very bright,” Sadler said. In the Pilot League, a local 11v11 club team league sponsored by Pilot, the Knights are 4-5 so far. Coach Chris Meystrik said, “This team achieved a lot last year, and coming into this season we knew we’d be up against talented opponents. Our kids really responded to the challenge and improved as a team.” He said the Knights still need to improve tactically with their ball control and positioning off the ball, but he is confident that more practice will push the team forward. “These kids are amaz-

Paideia Knights Pilot League team members are: (front) Bryce Kenny, Aidan Leach, Drew Clapp, Paul Menard, Caleb Norris, Hannah Warrick, Timothy Lumsdaine, Samuel Sadler, Stephen Lumsdaine; (back) coach Chris Meystrik, coach Mike Gregg, David Lumsdaine, Cory Hale, Caleb Bethel, John Sadler, Bryson McClurkin, Caleb Leach, Graceann Meystrik, Matthew Menard, coach Randy Sadler and coach Paul Platillero.

Paideia Knights Independent School League team members are: (front) Ayden Case, Sarah Badgett, Mary Clapp, Emily Sadler, Seth Kenny, Drew Clapp, Caleb Norris, Samuel Sadler; (back) coach Randy Sadler, Haley Fellhoelter, Rebecca Meystrik, Timothy Lumsdaine, Graceann Meystrik, Trey Kelly, Bryce Kenny, Jonathan Meystrik, Claire Sadler, Daniel Norris, Connor Cross, Matthew Menard, Paul Menard, Ben Seaman, Bryson McClurkin, Stephen Lumsdaine and coach Chris Meystrik. ing with their character on the field, and that contributed to a great season. I’d like to see more enthusiasm and intensity on the field while maintaining our

character,” Meystrik said. Sadler said, “Tough defense has been a hallmark of Paideia soccer. Our defense plays together well and sup-

ports each other, and while we’ve lost a few games, we have never been blown out. We made significant strides on offense this season in developing teamwork

with specific improvement on our passing and finishing skills. This team has a spirit of unity that makes it really special.” Coach Paul Platil-

Students enjoy overnight field trips By Tisha Clapp Paideia Academy students took some time out of the classroom last week for various educational travel opportunities. Sixth graders and their chaperones traveled to the Creation Museum in northern Kentucky, while 8th graders traveled to Williamsburg, Va., to explore the roots of their American heritage. Tenth graders will also join the fun with a week-long trip to Washington, D.C., next year. The Creation Muse-

um is a state-of-the-art 70,000 square foot museum that showcases science and history from a biblical perspective. Paideia Academy 6th graders spent a couple of days interacting with the biblical history exhibits, touring the botanical gardens and petting zoo and attending several presentations including one in the planetarium. “I enjoyed the planetarium show the most. It gave me a sense of how big the universe is and how amaz-

lero agreed, saying “The younger players are looking forward to developing and going to the next level. There is plenty of room for improvement, and all it will take is hard work and a desire to improve over time.” “It is a pleasure to work with these kids,” said coach Mike Gregg. “They are easy to instruct – respectful and eager to listen.” The Knights’ coaches are excited about the future of the Paideia Academy soccer program. “There are more kids with solid skills in the lower grades that will join the Knights middle school team, which will set the stage for a high school program over the next couple of years. I look forward to growing into the more competitive leagues in Knoxville with the skill we are developing,” Meystrik said.

Paideia Academy 8th graders Salem Spicka, Nehemiah Guinn, Aidan Leach, Noah Thompson, John Sadler, Kimberly Tanner and Headmaster James Cowart gather on the steps of Monticello.

ing God is as its creator,” said Drew Clapp. Eighth grade students followed a three-day trip itinerary that gave them exposure to each stage of early American history. They visited Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg, and Monticello, and then completed their tour at

Yorktown. They even had the opportunity to spend a day at Busch Gardens – to study the physics of roller coasters, of course! What did the 8th graders enjoy most about their trip? “You mean besides Busch Gardens?” said Aidan Leach. “I really

liked a show we saw at Williamsburg where a performer did an excerpt from a lecture on Whigs. It was funny and informative.” The trip got all of the 8th graders excited about their study of American history next year. Headmaster James

Cowart said, “These trips allow the school to transport learning away from textbooks. We want to expose our students to historically and culturally significant experiences outside of the classroom. To quote Saint Augustine, ‘The world is a book and those that do not travel, read only a page.’”

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Happy feet: Bunionectomy can bring relief T

he way Carolyn Ford of Knoxville figured it, a longer second toe was a good thing … until she realized that it had shortcomings, too. “When I was growing up, I was always told that if your second toe was longer, you’d be the boss of your family,” she said with a laugh. “Well, it’s been a misery to me because I’ve always had to get half-size larger shoes because of that longer second toe.” Worse than that, those longer second toes (known as Morton’s toe in the podiatric community) may have been a factor in the development of hammertoes – and ultimately, bunions – on both of her feet. “A long second toe doesn’t cause bunions, but it does contribute to hammertoes,” said Parkwest Medical Center podiatrist Dr. Cindy Caplan, referring to the condition where the middle joint of a toe becomes curled. “A longer second toe can affect your walking because it will try to ‘grab’ in an effort to stabilize your gait. After years of that, the joint ‘freezes’ as a hammertoe. A longer second toe can also cause metatarsalgia, which is a painful inflammation of the ball of your foot.” It is estimated that less than half the general population have longer second toes, a curiosity that has given rise to such myths as identifying the “boss in the family” or even as proof of “royal descent.” About the only thing a longer second toe gets most people, however, is a royal pain. Of course, not all longer-second-toe owners will develop hammertoes or bunions, but one estimate is that more than 80 percent will seek medical help because of pain related to the longer second toe. More times than not, problems with the second toe lead to bunions, those painful bony protrusions on the side of the foot at the base of the big toe. Bunions develop most often when the big toe points toward the second toe, sometimes bending over or under it. After about eight years of foot pain, Ford finally decided to allow Caplan to fi x the problem with a

metatarsal osteotomy (or bunionectomy) in which the bony growth of the bunion is removed and the bone of the big toe is cut and realigned. “The post-op course is not bad,” said Caplan. “Most people don’t have a lot in the way of pain – you can walk on it the same day. After the surgery, it stays numb for about six to eight hours. You just need to keep it elevated and ice it, especially the first 48 hours, but you can move about and you can drive in a few days. The surgical shoe is on for about three weeks and the sutures are in for about a week.” While she says her recuperation took a bit longer than she hoped, Ford was ecstatic with the results. “I had both feet done Feb. 10, and I have done just great!” said Ford. “I am so glad that I had both feet done rather than having them done at different times because everything went so well. I had mentioned to Dr. Caplan about how I always hated my second toe being longer and she just kind of laughed about it. After surgery, I looked at it and asked her, ‘What did you do to my second toe?!’ And she said, ‘I shortened it for you.’ I said, ‘Great! How did you do that?’ She said, ‘It’s just sewing!’ She is wonderful.” Caplan estimates 30 to 40 percent of her patients have bunions relating to hammertoes involving the second digit. Young girls 10 to 15 years of age often develop an adolescent bunion at the base of their big toe. But because they can usually move their toe, rest and proper footwear are most often recommended. While bunions may develop from inherited foot types such as Morton’s toe, they can also be caused by foot injuries, arthritis, occupations requiring prolonged periods of standing or ill-fitting shoes. Sarah Miller of Ewing, Va., another Caplan patient who also had

Dr. Cindy Caplan checks Sarah Miller’s foot during a recent surgical follow-up appointment.

the shoes that you wore in the spring. You just kept doing that, didn’t know the difference. That and wearing high heels when I worked in the office I’m sure contributed to it all.” Miller is right – high heels do contribute significantly to hammertoe and bunions. In fact, bunions affect mostly women. Some studies even report bunions occur among women 10 times more often than among men, owing likely to tight-fitting shoes, para metatarsal osteotomy, attributes ticularly high-heeled and narrow-toed shoes. Furthermore, her bunions to the latter. “I was raised semi-poor on nine out of 10 women wear shoes a farm,” Miller explained. “We that are too small. Bunions will frequently cause didn’t have all that much. I had six brothers and sisters, and you wore chronic or intermittent pain in hand-me-downs. I went barefoot the involved area when walking or most of the summer, and then in wearing shoes. Because the pain the fall, you squeezed back into may be associated with swelling of


Ankles at Strang If you – or someone you love – have problems with arthritic ankles or if you just want to learn about various treatment options, join Dr. Tracy Pesut of Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinic at Parkwest, at the Strang Senior Center at noon Wednesday, May 23. As you age, your chance of developing arthritis, which is caused by wear and tear, increases. Arthritis can be painful and eventually results in limited motion, loss of joint function and sometimes, deformities, in the affected joints. Attendance is $5, and complimentary box lunches Dr. Tracy Pesut are available to all attendees who RSVP by May 18. Call 374-PARK to reserve your spot today. For more information, visit Knox County Strang Center at or call 670-6693.

soft tissues, redness or local tenderness, it can sometimes be mistaken for gout or arthritis. “Actually, the bottom of my foot was giving me the most problems,” said Miller. “It felt like I was standing on a nail or something. Every once in awhile it would hurt and would swell up on the ball of my foot. Dr. Caplan took an X-ray and said, ‘This is what’s happening – your toe is shifting.’ ” Now, with a titanium pin helping to keep her second toe straight, Miller says she no longer has pain on the bottom of her foot. Most bunions, however, may be treatable without surgery. Antiinflammation medications, such as aspirin, ibuprofen or naproxen, can help ease the pain as can a cold pack applied to the area. Orthotic devices, such as bunion splints, can also provide relief. Sometimes cortisone injections are used to control pain, but Caplan says she seldom uses them for bunions because “it won’t cure something that’s out of place.” Caplan says surgery should be considered “when you start having pain, can’t find shoes to wear, etc.” “The biggest thing is to fi x it while you still have cartilage to come home to,” said Caplan. “The longer it stays out of place at the joint, the more cartilage you lose.” Prevention, of course, is the best solution. By choosing footwear carefully, many problems can be prevented. Looking back, Ford says she never once considered tight-fitting shoes to be the problem in her case but blamed it all on genetics. “My mother’s feet were the same way, and she had four sisters and all of them had the same problem with their feet. I think it just went on and on,” she said. “As for a longer second toe meaning that I was the boss in my family, I had one sister and she was pretty much always my boss, but when I got married, my husband was so sweet, kind and patient, I just went ahead and thought I was the boss of the family but I really wasn’t. So that’s just an old wives’ tale about the second toe.”

New laser treatment offered for toenail fungus A new laser treatment offered by Parkwest podiatrist Dr. Kendale Ritchey offers hope for those suffering from onychomycosis, a toenail fungus that can cause nails to become yellowed or discolored and brittle. The treatment, called GenesisPlus, has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration as both a safe and effective solution for the treatment of onychomycosis, as well as scar reduction and warts. Usually caused by dermatophytes, the fungus lives off keratin which is the main component of nails and skin. Common sources of infection are swimming pools, public showers, gyms and nail spas. Tight-fitting shoes and nail trauma can lead to infection.

The GenesisPlus laser treatment passes through the nail and the surrounding tissue. The laser light is absorbed by pigment in the fungi, which causes the pigment to heat, which kills or damages the fungal organism. Most insurance plans will not cover the treatment, however, because it is considered to be “cosmetic” in nature. The initial required culture may be covered, but always check with your insurance carrier. Treatments are $500 for the first two times of all 10 nails; any successive treatments needed are $100. For more information, call 692-1260.

Parkwest Medical Center remains on the forefront of diagnosing and treating disease with the most advanced technology available…those who entrust their healthcare to us demand nothing less. But technology alone isn’t enough to bring healing and comfort to patients and families. True healthcare begins with something less expensive, non-invasive and pain free. It’s called listening.

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HEALTH NOTES ■ Cancer survivor support groups, Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings and Tuesday evenings, at the Cancer Support Community of East Tennessee, 2230 Sutherland Ave. Support groups for cancer caregivers, Monday evenings. Cancer family bereavement group, Thursday evenings. Info: 546-4661 or ■ The cooking class “Viva Mexico! Healthy Creations” will be held by UT Medical Center’s Healthy Living Kitchen team at noon Wednesday, May 23, in the Healthy Living Kitchen. Learn how to make a healthy Mexican meal. Cost is $20 and includes supplies. To register: 305-6877 or healthylivingkitchen.

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■ The first annual CuddleBugs Baby and Family Fair will be held 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at Turkey Creek Medical Center on Parkside Drive in the Women’s Pavilion. Admission is free. Activities will include tours of the facilities, informative community booths, children’s activities, free chair massages for pregnant women and more. Info: www.

for seniors at Strang Toni McSorley and Billey Golden with Self Defense of Knoxville presented an EZ Self Defense course at the Strang Senior Center to help participants learn strategies to avoid becoming a victim. The seminar was divided into three sections: awareness, boundary setting and combat. Most of the course concentrated on awareness and boundary setting, because the goal is to diffuse and avoid attacks rather than becoming involved in physical combat. For example, the course creates awareness to change the way you walk through the parking lot, learning how to act, not react. One helpful hint when shopping was to park next to the grocery cart return, with the driver’s side near it. This makes it more difficult for a potential mugger to get to you and quickly get away. If that spot is not available, wait until it is. “Patience gets you out of more trouble than you can believe,” McSorley said. Also, use the cart to carry your groceries

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is an early warning system that is always working. “If it’s going off, something’s not right…It’s very serious, pay attention to it,” McSorley warns. Say to yourself, “My priority is to go home safe every single day.” ■ The Healthy Living Kitchen In addition to awareness, Team at the University of setting firm boundaries is Tennessee Medical Center has important to thwart aggrespublished a cookbook called “A Recipe for Life.” It is available for sion, whether it is from a $35 at the gift shop or online at stranger, a boss, co-worker Info: or casual acquaintance. 305-6877. Finally, if verbal skills do not work, McSorley taught ■ Lung cancer support group meets 6 p.m. each third some basic self-defense Monday at Baptist West Cancer physical tactics. Center, 10820 Parkside Drive. This EZ Defense course is No charge, light refreshments available to groups of 10 or served. Info: Trish or Amanda, more at a discounted price 218-7081. as a community service. ■ Stop Smoking: 1-800-784“We want everyone to take 8669 (1-800-QUITNOW) is a it,” McSorley said. program of the Knox County

Upcoming events: ■ Strang Golden Tones Women’s Chorus will present their spring concert “On Broadway” at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 16. ■ Parkwest presents “Your Feet and You” by Tracy Pesut, M.D., at noon Wednesday, May 23.

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Halls/Gibbs, 2 BR, 1 BA 2 days per week. WD conn., no pets. $500 2 LOTS in Woodhaven mo. & $500 sec. dep. 1 Must be detail oriented, dependable & honest. Memorial Gardens yr. lse req. 6512 Archer Non-smoking facility. @ Edgemoor Rd in Rd. 865-388-2736 Powell. $1100.00 or Must have own bo. 686-1648 or transportation. WEST-KARNS, 3BR, 2BA Appliances, $510/mo. SEND RESUME WITH 938-1653 REFERENCES TO: Real Estate Wanted 50 PO Box 10644 Knoxville, TN 37939 Houses - Furnished 75 Pay Cash, Take over WATTS BAR LAKE payments. Repairs Luxury Lakefront not a problem. Any Cabin w/Boat House Cats 140 situation. 865-712-7045 954-336-2003 WE BUY HOUSES ADOPTION. Any Reason, Any Condition Condo Rentals 76 CATS & KITTENS 865-548-8267 Full vet. $75. 865-765-3400 CONDO FOR RENT, North Knox, 2 BR, 2 BA, 1 car gar. Himalayan Kittens, 10 Commercial Prop-Sale 60 full wks, APR reg, vet ckd, Near East Towne. parents on premises, $750/mo. No pets. FOR LEASE or SALE $200 cash only. 865865-389-8244 BY OWNER 255-8535; 247-4964 5,000 SF Flex Like New brick townhouse, ***Web ID# 980025*** Industr ial Building 2 BR, 1 1/2 BA, Turkey Office/Warehouse, HIMI Male Kittens, Creek area. No pets. Strawberry plains exit, Credit ck. $350 dep. $650 CFA, ch. bloodlines, 704-996-0470. mo. 1 yr lease. 865-986-0905 $300 & up. 423-295***Web ID# 978651*** 2233, 865-306-3536 ***Web ID# 977510***


■ Covenant Health’s Bodyworks offers community exercise for all ages at $3 per class. Classes include Easy Cardio Max, Mind and Body, and Senior Cardio. Visit www. or call 541-4500 to find a location near you.

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Health Department. The hotline is answered 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Finding peace for your pet After you’re gone

Local attorney and public speaker Anne McKinney talked to a group of folks recently about their pets and estate planning. Although the subject is not a concern for everyone, considering the care of your pet in the

Sara Barrett

Critter Tales event of your death should be a priority for those of us fortunate enough to have them as part of our families. Hosted by Visionary Horizons Wealth Management, the group met at Panera Bread in Bearden to discuss the “what ifs” of pet ownership. McKinney answered several questions from the group, including how to choose a caretaker for your pet and what type of information to leave behind to ensure your furry friends are cared for just as you would care for them. When making out your will with an attorney, McKinney suggested having a detailed list of items for the pet-related part of the will, including any medications your animal(s) may need, what types of food they eat and what “comfort” items they need. Be as specific as possible. McKinney also suggested leaving money for your pets’ caretakers to cover the costs of care. “Hopefully,” she said, “by the time the money runs out, your pet will have

■ Support group meeting for family members or caregivers of an adult with a mental illness is 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. each third Tuesday at Cherokee Health Systems, 2018 Western Ave. Info: Rebecca Gill, 602-7807 or ■ UT Hospice conducts ongo-

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ing orientation sessions for adults (18 and older) interested in becoming volunteers with its program. No medical experience is required. Training is provided. Info: Penny Sparks, 544-6279. ■ UT Hospice Adult Grief

warmed the heart of their caretaker” and your pet will be seen as part of the family. Pet insurance, she added, is also another option for covering the costs of your pets’ care upon your death. McKinney went on to say you can have your entire estate go toward the care of your pet, with beneficiaries receiving the remaining amount upon the death of the animal. A trustee will be given the authority to check on the animal and make sure its living conditions and quality of life meet the standards you put into place with your will. No one likes to think about what will happen to our pets after we die, but by being proactive, we can allow them to have the same quality of life as when we were on earth to pamper them. For more information, visit www. or Anne McKinney’s website at Contact Sara at 218-9378 or email her at

Support, for any adult who is suffering loss, meets 5 to 6:30 p.m. each first and third Tuesday in the UT Hospice office, 2270 Sutherland Ave. A light supper is served. Info or to reserve a spot: Brenda Fletcher, 544-6277.

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AMERICAN BULLDOG MINIATURE Piglets, WINNEBAGO Advenpups, born 3/20/12. M&F, diff. colors, turer 1998, 30', 41K NKC Reg. 1st shots. no shed, smart pets, mi., hydraulic jacks Asking $400. 865-414-9562 $100. 865-216-5770. $12,000. 865-376-6765 Will Consider ***Web ID# 978868*** ***Web ID# 977676*** Collectibles, Diamonds WINNEBAGO Minnie or Old Guns. Winnie 2002, 31', BOSTON TERRIERS Free Appraisals Class C, clear title, AKC, M & F, Shots Free Pets 145 7600 Oak Ridge Hwy. sleeps 8, only 16K & wormed. $400 & 865-599-4915 mi., excell. cond. up. 865-925-1536 $5,400. 865-247-8669 ***Web ID# 978954*** Medical Supplies 219 ADOPT! BOXER PUPS Registered. $250 Looking for a lost each. Call 931-879POWER CHAIR Motorcycles 238 pet or a new one? 7123 or 931-261-7067 brand new & never Visit Youngused, $5,500 (paid HARLEY DAVIDSON CAIRN TERRIER Williams Animal $11,518). 865-577-5161 2004 Road King, Spec. (Toto) AKC reg., Center, the official Ed. Screamin Eagle, 1st shots & wormed, shelter for the City 1 installed & 6M, 1F, 6 wks. old, Sporting Goods 223 Stage of Knoxville & Knox mufflers, other extras, $300 ea. 865-360-4681 low mi, $13,500/neg. County: 3201 Di***Web ID# 977569*** GOLF CART Wheels 865-573-1419; 661-3149 vision St. Knoxville. with 3 new tires & 1 CHIHUAHUA PUPS, SPORTSTER at 60%, $125. H.D. CKC males, tiny 2006, 1200 eng. & 865-690-2690 beautiful, nanaskennel. Tranny, takeout, com 865-986-5604 runs good, have ***Web ID# 979502*** Farmer’s Market 150 North 225n documentation, $1,600. 865-690-2690 ENGLISH BULLDOGS, females, champ. Wed & Thurs. 8am- H.D. SPORTSTER bldln, red, brindle & 5pm. Follow signs 2006 XL Custom, white, 865-354-1654 from Mynatt Rd. Fwd controls, 2800 ***Web ID# 978130*** 2830 Beaverwood Dr. mi. 1200 w/S&S rods Hours: 8am til 7pm, & balance crank. GERMAN Shepherd, Mon.-Sun. Strawberry Knob Farms located $4,995. 865-690-2690 3 mo. female, 3 gen. Boats Motors 232 in Madisonville, TN, pedigree, AKC, sable, 1/2 mile past The Lost $500. 865-223-4628 2004 FOUR WINNS Sea on new Hwy. 68. S83 2005 423-836-1133 288 VISTA. EXCELLENT 1400 cc, garage kept, HAVENESE PUPPIES CONDITION. 280 hrs $900. VISIT no wrecks or damage. engines, 125 hrs gen, 9900 mi. (865)675-4494 haveneseofhea rtla nd .com covered slip and lift, 865-363-3424 Farm Foods 151 canvas. 865-816-8444. VICTORY KINGPIN 2004, 12K mi., $6,500 JON BOAT 12' with firm. Many extras. SCOTT 9.9 Mariner motor, 865-335-6387 STRAWBERRIES no trailer, $999. ***Web ID# 978560*** for sale at the corner 865-690-2690 CKC reg., $150 dep. of Kingston Pk. tiny toy, 423-284-2964 & Morrell Ave. in SKI BOAT, 17 FT, Autos Wanted 253 the West Town Mall Johnson 140 motor, POCKET PITS. Salparking lot. Halls $1300. Phone 865-357vage Motown A BETTER CASH Shopping Center on 7465; 865-250-9457 chamption bloodOFFER for junk cars, Maynardville Hwy line. 423-884-2799 and in Clinton at trucks, vans, running Hammers. Go to POMERANIANS, Campers 235 or not. 865-456-3500 5 Females, white, We Are Paying Top black, & cream, or call 423-743-7511 or 2000 SUNNYBROOK Dollar For Your Junk 423-929-1021 for info. $250. 865-771-1134 26', rear BR, front Vehicles. Fast, Free & rear entry doors, Pickup. 865-556-8956 or slideout, 363-0318 Buildings for Sale 191 dinette power tongue jack, Many different breeds $7,200. 865-983-8471 Maltese, Yorkies, ECONO CABIN Malti-Poos, Poodles, STORAGE BLDG. AMERICAN STAR 32' Auto Accessories 254 Yorki-Poos, Shih-Poos, 12X20, $4,500. 5th Whl 2004, like new Shih Tzu, $175/up. shots 423-371-9702 aged owner asking 5X8 ENCLOSED Car & wormed. We do Mate trailer. Brand $15,900 truck avail 931layaways. Health guar. new tires! Spare! Div. of Animal Welfare $1200. 865-254-9995 TV/Electronics 197 788-2991, 931-200-8165 State of TN KEYSTONE 2005 32' Dept. of Health. 5th Wheel, 2 slides, 65" LCD HD TV & Lic # COB0000000015. 5KW gen., $19,500 or Sony surround sound 423-566-0467 B.O. 865-457-4955 360 motor from 2001 CD/DVD player, $475. SIBERIAN Husky AKC 1500 4x4 Dodge Ram 865-637-9817 lv msg Pups, champ lines, truck, $200 obo. Motor Homes 237 Must sell. shots, $400-$500. 865-995-1386 Household Furn. 204 ***Web ID# 977575*** MONACO DYNASTY 38 ft, 1 owner, gadark brown STANDARD POODLES Leather raged, beautiful, sofa, loveseat, stuffed AKC, variety Trucks 257 $39,000. 865-607-6666 chair w / ottoman, of colors. 8 wks. $500. exc. cond. Tan La-Z- ***Web ID# 978778*** 865-221-4353. Boy recliner. $1500. TROPI-CAL 2006, 34' 03 Chevy Z-71 4x4 Ex***Web ID# 977712*** 865-377-3274 aft. 2pm 2", diesel pusher, tra-cab loaded, MichYORKIE PUPS, CKC, w/freight liner XC elin Tires. Black, 2nd 6 1/2 wks, 2 M $250 chassis, air 213 series owner 189.K miles ea; 1 F $300. 423- Collectibles suspension, air 295-5434; 423-519-7472 brakes, gently used. $7500 OBO. 683-3956 11,567 mi. Gen. has YORKIES, CKC reg., 215hrs., Corian kit. 1950's era, $400. 9 wks shots/wormed counter top, cherry 4 Wheel Drive 258 865-690-2690 females $350, males finish cab., 2 slide $300. 931-319-0000. WANTED: 50's-70's outs. 2 tv's, Barbie & friends, Kittles, DVD/VCR combo. $115,000 obo. 4x4 truck, red, exold dolls, toys, doll tended cab. $2500/b.o. clothing & access. etc. 865-584-4737. Very tiny female, $400. 865-771-1134 865-384-1131 Cash Paid. 704-361-0151 ***Web ID# 978221***

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Local attorney Anne McKinney recommends keeping your pet(s) in mind when making decisions about your will. Photo by S. Barrett

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NISSAN FRONTIER FORD FUSION SE 2006, Crew Cab Pro-4X 9K mi, auto., cruise, 2011 w/100K warr., 6-CD, locally driven, $27,900. 865-384-3187. $14,200. 865-474-1649

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COUPE DEVILLE 1980 RUNS. Phone 865-922-3364

SATURN Sky Redline 2008, white w/blk conv. top & int., gar. kept, exc cond., 33K mi, $20,000 firm. 865755-8858

DODGE Dart Swinger Cleaning 318 1971, restored except paint. Must sell $4,500 OBO. 865- GET YOUR SPRING HERE! 977-1174, 865-850-1174 CLEANING Cleaning, windows & FERRARI 308GTS carpet clng. Homes & Replicar, Base car offices! Lic'd ins'd & Pontiac Fiero $3,000 bonded. Est & refs. 363-8207 or 809-8543 OBO. 865-789-6353 MODEL A Roadster 1929, exc. cond. w/OD, very sharp. $18,500. 865-688-5568

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TILE inImports 262 CERAMIC stallation. Floors/ walls/ repairs. 33 LEXUS ES350 2009, yrs exp, exc work! pearl white, 33K mi, John 9 3 8 -3 3 2 8 exc cond, $24,500. 865-748-4796 MERCEDES CONV., new soft top, $5500 cash. Call 865-455-5013

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DENNY'S FURNITURE REPAIR. Refinish, reglue, etc. 45 yrs exp! 922-6529 or 466-4221 Toyota Corolla CE 1999, under 28k mi, 1 owner, exc. cond. 333 $7000/bo. 865-933-3521. Guttering Volvo XC70 2003 Cross HAROLD'S GUTTER Country Wagon, exc SERVICE. Will clean cond, leathr, 149K mi, front & back $20 & up. $6900. 865-671-3729 Quality work, guaranteed. Call 288-0556. VOLVO XC70 2006, AWD Wgn, 111K mi, selling to settle estate. Paving 345 $12,300. 865-556-3539



CORVETTE COUPE 2006, 22k miles, stick, $31,900. 865643-1042. LOTUS ESPRIT SE (Exotic) 1990, 9500 mi mint, British racing green. 865-933-3194


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Free, free, free! Snacks, nutrition and ‘get moving’ for seniors

By Sandra Clark To celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day, Provision Health & Wellness is sponsoring three events, all free to all seniors. On Wednesday, May 30, from 9 a.m. until noon, the staff at Provision will host all comers, but reservations are requested by calling 232-1414. 9 to 10 a.m. – Meet and Greet. Enjoy coffee, hot tea, healthy snacks and register for door prizes. 10 to 11 a.m. – Nutrition for the Golden Years. Presented by Casey Peer, Registered Dietitian. 11 a.m. until noon – Get Moving. Choose between two fitness classes appropriate for seniors: Functional Fitness or a

class combination of Chair Yoga and Sit to be Fit. “We hope all seniors (age 60 and older) will call us and stop by,” said Managing Director Lisa Wolf. “We’re not your typical gym, and there’s a place here for seniors. “While working out and learning about good nutrition, our members form new friendships and renew old ones. Working with a class or a partner promotes accountability and is fun.” While Provision is a place with programming for all ages, seniors particularly feel comfortable and welcomed, said Juli Urevick, a group fitness instructor and marketing manager. “We’re inviting and not intimidating. We take people at their current level of fitness and

help them reach their goals. “There’s a good family feeling here and camaraderie among participants of all ages. We even have a oncea-month lunch for members

because the social aspect of fitness is important. “Our staff is credentialed and qualified. And we have five specific classes targeted for seniors.”

Call 232-1414 to reserve a spot at the free celebration of National Senior Health & Fitness Day. Bring a friend. And if you’re just 59, well, nobody will “card” you.

Classes for seniors Functional Fitness – 11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Low- or non-impact cardiovascular, balance and strength. Appropriate for seniors or individuals who desire fitness gains with little impact on the joints. Zumba Gold – 10 a.m., Tuesday. Latin inspired dance fitness class. Zumba Gold modifies the moves and pacing to suit

the needs of an active older participant. Sit to be Fit – 11 a.m. Tuesday. Chair-based exercise program for those who have difficulty standing or balancing. Class will work on balance, strength and flexibility with participants sitting or standing with a chair close by. Chair Yoga – 10 a.m. Thursday. Seated yoga ap-


HEALTH & FITNESS DAY Wednesday, May 30, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - Meet and Greet Enjoy coffee, hot tea, healthy snacks, and register for door prizes 10:00 a.m. - Nutrition for the Golden Years Presented by Casey Peer, Registered Dietitian 11:00 a.m. - Get Moving Choose between two different classes appropriate for Seniors: Functional Fitness or a class combination of Chair Yoga and Sit to Be Fit

(Please RSVP to Provision Health & Wellness by calling 232.1414)

1400 Dowell Springs Blvd., Suite 100, Knoxville, TN 37909 (865) 232.1414 ·

propriate for individuals with joint issues, pregnant mothers, and more. Forever Fit – 11 a.m. Friday. Class for more active seniors with an emphasis on cardiovascular exercise along with light hand weights or tubing. It is low impact and offers strength conditioning, help with range of motion, and relaxation.

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B-4 • MAY 14, 2012 • SHOPPER-NEWS

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It also supports the undisputed world-leading feedback cancellation technology. This means the annoying whistling and buzzing your uncle’s old hearing aids used to make is a thing of the past. In addition, the positioning of the hearing aid beyond the second bend in

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