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June 11, 2014

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Third-row seat to history It’s a big deal for East Tennessee each year when the Ella Baker Child Policy Training Institute brings a couple thousand of American’s brightest and most idealistic young people for a weeklong training session before they go out to manage Freedom Schools across the country.

Booster shot for John Bruhin Patience, please. John Bruhin is facing a long walk, and it may take an extra minute. He is on his way back into the spotlight for one big night this summer. On July 24, he will be inducted into the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame. Bruhin, 49, has been “training” for a while. He is 70 pounds down from 420 and trying to get closer to playing weight. He has one new knee and needs another but can get along with a trusty cane.

Teri Stephens, left, guides Daryl Gunter and his children, Kiera Gunter and Jack Johnson, through the Historic Cherokee Caverns. Photo by Nancy Anderson

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By Nancy Anderson There just wasn’t any cooler place to be on May 31 than Karns. The temperature topped out at 87, and it was sweltering, but all was cool in every way at Karns’ Historic Cherokee Caverns, 8524 Oak Ridge Highway. The cave, which is run by volunteers and maintained through events and public openings, is open only three or four times a year, so each event is special. The

May 31 event was an Old-Fashioned Lantern Tour, with volunteers leading guests through the cool cave from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The lantern light cast an eerie glow on the wonders found in the cave. Visitors were assisted by the illuminating lights along the pathways and an upgraded tour path made it accessible for those in wheelchairs or strollers. Other than it being just “really cool” to visit the depths of the

cave and see the fascinating rock formations, crevasses, stalactites and stalagmites, the cavern is always a steady 58 degrees, making the tour a nice respite from the outside heat. Those not signed up to receive the Historic Cherokee Caverns newsletter often miss the tours. Daryl Gunter was surfing the Internet, looking for something to do, when he found out about the one-day-only tour. He brought his

son and daughter to see the sights. “We were online looking for something to do with the kids today and found the caverns were open. It’s pretty cool, and neither of the kids had been in a cave before,” said Gunter. The next planned event is during the Halloween season. To sign up for the newsletter, email info@ and type “Sign up for Newsletter” in the subject line.

Y creates model for community gardens


Civil rights leader to visit The city of Knoxville will continue its celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with two events on June 19, the date celebrated nationwide as Juneteenth in recognition of the end of the Civil War and C.T. Vivian the abolition of slavery. The Rev. C.T. Vivian, a veteran of the civil-rights movement and a friend of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., will lead a “Mass Meeting” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at Payne Avenue Baptist Church, 2714 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

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This small space packs a big wallop as the YMCA’s community garden on Northshore Drive at Jefferson Park provides fresh produce to area food pantries and Manna House. Photos by Sherri Gardner Howell

By Sherri Gardner Howell Pam Williams and her team at the Davis Family Y on Northshore Drive have taken an initial investment of just over $1,000, plus staff time, and grown it into a model for community gardens across the nation. Williams, executive director for the Y at Jefferson Park, and master gardener Ellen Morar were praised for their vision and hard work last week at a garden party. The party also came with a big check. The Walmart Foundation awarded the community garden efforts with a $38,000 grant. The funds will be used to expand the current garden and start others at Ys in the community. The model community giving garden has many layers, with education, community service and health improvement all woven into the concept. “The garden gives away everything grown to FISH Food Pantry, Manna House and other organizations that feed the hungry in Knoxville,”

says Jim Dickson, president and CEO of the Y. “They teach others the value of fresh food and how to grow their own.” Morar says this is the second full year of yield from the garden. “We grow a little bit of everything and try to keep a balance,” she says, pointing out tomato, lettuce, peppers, basil, cucumber, beans, peas, onions, beets, broccoli and strawberry plants. The chicken coop provides fresh eggs, about six to eight each day. In addition, the garden, which was already using some hydroponics with the vegetables, is now experimenting with aquaponics and includes a basin filled with tiny tilapia. “The fish fertilize the hydroponic plants where the organic fruits and vegetables are grown,” says John Bublitz, who assists the Y with the hydro- and aquaponics. “We will have to figure out how to actually donate the fish as they grow because nothing can be killed here. They would have to go to

a facility that is licensed to accept live or iced fish – like maybe Love Kitchen.” Williams says the community garden is a perfect fit for the Y because it touches so many of the organization’s programs and philosophies. “This is an example of moving from intervention to prevention in regard to good health and community impact,” says Williams. “Each year, thousands of our children and those in childcare programs at other agencies are taught how to grow, harvest and prepare healthy fruits and vegetables. They begin to understand the difference and see where fresh food comes from. We are also able to help feed people who are hungry, and we are very serious about getting our produce to where it is needed.” So serious, in fact, that the strawberries for the dessert served at the garden party had to be purchased. “The kale is out of the garden here,” says Williams, “but we purchased the strawberries. We had just donated our latest crop to Manna House.”

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Amity Brown celebrates with her father, Joseph Qualls, at SailAway Candles during the grand reopening. Photos by Nancy Anderson

The new and improved Sail-Away Candles specializes in soy candles.

Sweet Smell of success Joseph Qualls isn’t from Karns, but he got here as quickly as he could, bringing with him a particular talent for making soy candles.

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Qualls’ shop, Sail-Away Candles, caught the wind and outgrew its former location. The business owner celebrated the move to 7544 Oak Ridge Highway with a grand opening. The shop is nestled in the shopping center with neighbors like the U.S. Post Office, The Mane Thing, Pampered Paws and Dollar General, so Qualls is excited about the move. For the reopening, a steady stream of shoppers found its way to the store. Festivities included door prizes, bluegrass music and a barbecue lunch provided by the Shriners. Qualls has expanded his business to include the Antiques Outlet & Collectibles, which is connected to the candle shop. The new addition is filled as far as the eye

can see with a wide variety of unique items, some provided by local artisans. “The shop is growing so fast I’m excited to see where it goes,â€? says Qualls. “We’ve got excellent vendors and craftsmen who bring new stuff all the time. I literally have new inventory almost daily.â€? The candles and tarts used in melting pots are 100 percent soy and handpoured in the shop. You are likely to find Qualls’ daughter, Amity Brown, and mother, Linda Qualls, in the shop as well. Qualls can even customize a fragrance specifically for a customer. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the shop is also home to Terri’s Photography, with Terri Blair offering her photographic services. â–

Much ado about something

Members of the Tennessee Stage Company introduced Shakespeare’s play “Much Ado About Nothing� to elementary-school-age kids at the Karns Branch of the Knox County Public Library on Tuesday, June 3. The “Fun with Shakespeare� summer series is designed to reach out to

elementary-school kids who aren’t familiar with Shakespeare and show them how exciting the stories are. Julianna Sanderson, Steve Trigg and Jennifer Horn are traveling to nine different Knox County libraries to do the program. They use puppets and humorously exaggerated expressions to act out the characters and story lines in a fun way the kids understand. “Children are amazingly able to adjust to the Shakespeare language in about 20 minutes because they are used to hearing new vocabulary all the time,� says Horn. “Their ears can often adjust faster than a lot of the adults. If kids go in knowing a little about the characters and what the story is about, the play is easier to understand and more enjoyable.� Horn, who holds a Ph.D. in Shakespeare studies and once interned in the education department at the famous Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, says she uses her love of Shakespeare to fill the gaps in arts education sometimes created by the emphasis on testing in public schools. “We want to show them how much fun Shakespeare can be, how much fun the-

David Friend, Mark Bishop and Linda Qualls of “Pick’n Around, We’re Better Than We Sound� entertain at the grand opening.



Julianna Sanderson, Steve Trigg and Jennifer Horn clown around at “Much Ado About Nothing� at the Karns library. ater can be. There are so many different creative ways you can do something    in the theater,� says Horn. “When kids get to play with   that, experimenting and

trying different ways of do- hosts “Shakespeare on the ing something, that’s when Square� in July and August on they get interested and that’s Market Square in downtown  when another door opens for Knoxville. Info: www. them.�   tennesseestagecompany. Tennessee Stage Company com.

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Hard work pays off for Rhonda Lee I work to make sure that no one is overlooked, that they always have adequate representation.� Lee understands falling through the cracks. While she was working full time in Knoxville and commuting to Nashville for law school, she was diagnosed with cancer. She didn’t have health insurance at the time, and she struggled to find treatment. “So I figured I would just go to school until I died,� Lee said. “But I thought that if I was going to die, I would go out doing what I had always dreamed of. “My goal was to get through one more set of classes, and that got me up every day. That got me across the stage at graduation and through the bar exam. Now I have my own law firm, and it’s a dream come true.� She plans to return to Pellissippi State as an adjunct faculty member teaching law classes in the fall.

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After graduating from Pellissippi State, Lee attended UT-Knoxville and UT-Chattanooga, completing her bachelor’s degree in legal studies in 2006. She capped off nearly a decade of studies when she earned her Juris Doctor from Nashville School of Law in 2012 – and she put nearly 130,000 miles on her vehicle in the process. Lee now specializes in criminal defense but also practices family and general law. Her particular interest is in serving marginalized and indigent clients. “I have a passion to make a difference in people’s lives. Our constitutional rights are the greatest rights we have, and being in law is a way of making sure that people’s liberties are protected. I see that every day. “There can be a lot of injustice in the justice system, because people don’t always have representation.


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government Let candidates respond and engage It is less than 60 days to the Aug. 7 statewide general election for judges. You can vote for retention or replacement of three state Supreme Court justices (Cornelia Clark, Sharon Lee and Gary Wade, all Democrats) as well as numerous appellate judges.

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Republican Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey has openly and strongly argued for a replacement vote in part to secure that a Republican be chosen as state Attorney General. Tennessee is the only state to require its Supreme Court to elect the Attorney General every eight years. All other states have either a direct popular election or gubernatorial appointment. Ramsey has been criticized for seeking the replacement of these judges on the grounds it politicizes the court and undermines judicial independence. Others have argued the current retention-replacement system is not a real election in contrast to two or more candidates opposing each other. However, this system has been ruled valid by the special state Supreme Court. Since it is held to be the equivalent of an election, then robust public debate on a variety of issues is fair and the justices ought to be able to respond and engage. Of the three justices running, Wade has the most political experience, having also served 10 years as mayor of Sevierville. He is waging an active campaign to make sure he is retained. Wade is very astute and is popular among many East Tennessee Republicans such as Rep. Jimmy Duncan and former Rep. Bill Jenkins. Gov. Haslam has declined to take sides but has voiced a personal like for the incumbents. His father attended a reception for Wade. Setting aside the merits of Ramsey’s views, he certainly has the right to advocate change for whatever reason he puts forth. Likewise, he opens himself up to vigorous rebuttals. It is up to the voters to determine the merit of his arguments. Ramsey has placed a spotlight on contests that are normally under the political radar. That has made many uncomfortable. Penny White is the only justice to be denied a term.

She is now a professor at UT College of Law. As long as the state constitution mandates that the court must pick the state AG, it will place justices seeking another term in the crossfire on this issue. It cannot be avoided. Those who dislike this situation should work to change the constitution to remove the court from choosing the AG. That requires a constitutional amendment, which the voters must approve. This writer has long believed the selection should be direct popular election just as local DAs are elected. I sponsored legislation to achieve that from 1968 to 1984, but it did not pass. If that is not politically feasible, the governor should appoint them subject to legislative confirmation for a four-year term. But the court should not be in the business of choosing the state AG. The AG is a policymaking position and plays an important role in state government. The voters deserve a place in choosing the AG. No woman, African-American or Republican has ever been the AG under the present system, and there are qualified persons in all categories. If any justice is replaced in August, then Gov. Haslam will choose the new justice. ■ Eddie Smith, Republican candidate for state representative, opposed by Jason Emert in the August GOP primary, has picked up important support from state Rep. Bill Dunn, chair of the House Calendar Committee, who served on Smith’s host committee for a fundraiser June 3. Also on the host committee were Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones, GOP County Commission nominee Ed Brantley (who is unopposed in the August election), County Commissioner R. Larry Smith and former County Commissioner, city school board member and City Council member Ivan Harmon. The winner of the SmithEmert contest will face Democratic incumbent state Rep. Gloria Johnson, seeking her second term in November. It will be an uphill battle to overtake Johnson, but the state GOP will make a strong effort to unseat her. She has Team Rogero on her side. ■ Knoxville lost a wonderful leader with the passing of Dr. Robert Harvey on May 27. He was a champion of Knoxville College and was always there to assist in its most troubled days. He gave back to the community on a consistent basis.

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Legislators force budget-busting charter schools On a night when the school board was confronted with the real-life pain of budget cuts, it nevertheless approved Emerald Youth Academy’s charter school application by a 7-1 vote (board member Gloria Deathridge was absent), a move that will drain Knox County Schools’ coffers of nearly $5 million a year once the school is fully operational.

Betty Bean Several board members made it clear that they were doing it only because state law is forcing them to. Even Karen Carson, the sole no vote, deplored the legislature’s interference. Everyone was careful to pay homage to the work Emerald Youth Foundation and its executive director, Steve Diggs, have done with the city’s children over the past two-plus decades, but the bottom line was this vote would have been dif-

ferent if state legislators had not made it almost impossible for local governments to turn down applications from privately operated, publicly funded nonprofit charter schools. Several summoned the specter of what happened to Metro Nashville Public Schools when its board voted not to approve a proposal for a charter school in West Nashville last year – state education commissioner Kevin Huffman withheld $3.4 million as punishment. The school, Great Hearts Academy, was a pet project of House Speaker Beth Harwell and Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and was nixed by the Nashville school board because of questions about diversity and access for all students. Its demise stiffened the resolve of pro-charter school forces to use their growing clout on the state level to send a message down to local school districts. Fear the budget ax: message received in Knox County, one of five counties included in the bill (along with

Davidson, Shelby, Hamilton and Hardeman). The Senate passed the charter school authorizer by just three votes. Knox County’s senators split, with Stacey Campfield voting yes and Becky Massey voting no. The House vote was more lopsided, and purely partisan, 61-28. Knox County’s Republicans (all alleged opponents of imposing unfunded mandates on local governments) – Harry Brooks, Ryan Haynes, Bill Dunn and Roger Kane voted yes. Democrats Gloria Johnson and Joe Armstrong voted no. The bill gives charter schools whose applications are rejected by the local educational authority (LEA), the right to appeal to the state school board, which will then approve or deny. The well-founded presumption is that approval will be almost automatic for most proposals, and power to oversee these charter schools would then be transferred to the state. The bill, which became

Public Chapter 850, says, in part, “Funding for charter schools authorized by the state board will be in accordance with present law, except that the LEA in which the charter school operates will pay to the department 100 percent of the per student share of local funding and 100 percent of any federal funding in the custody of the LEA that is due to the charter school.” This law will inevitably lead to a flood of budgetbusting charter-school applications that local governments will be powerless to deny. One administrator said that money for the Emerald school will be taken directly from the school where Emerald’s students were zoned. “The money follows the children.” Our legislative delegation can’t jigger the BEP formula to get Knox County its fair share, but they’re leading the charge for public-funded private schools. We must hold them accountable for the schools and kids who are left behind.

Fee office oversight is overdue “I like to pay taxes,” U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. once said. “With them I buy civilization.” If Holmes were alive and residing in Knox County, his taxes could also buy arrogance and ineptitude. Peering myopically past a mountain of evidence that gross incompetence plagues her office, Criminal Court Clerk Joy McCroskey recently granted across-theboard staff raises as high as 16 percent. Her “hard-working” employees deserved “a lot more than they got,” McCroskey said. We’re relieved they didn’t work harder; half the county might be wrongfully jailed had they put their noses to the grindstone. Mike Hammond, who will replace McCroskey this fall, says he will rescind the raises, so McCroskey’s in-your-face gesture only served to train the spotlight more intensely on the fee offices and the outdated salary suit system under which they operate. It also resurrected the larger question of overall accountability in those offices. If some view Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett’s decision to hold the line on pay for general government workers as miserly, McCroskey’s action reminds us of all that can go wrong when officeholders are responsible to no one but themselves. Former Knox County

subsequently pleaded guilty to official misconduct. Absent checks and balLarry ances, power readily corVan rupts. At the federal level, Guilder executive power is checked by the legislative branch. Legislative acts are checked by the judicial arm. Little in the Knox County Trustee Mike Lowe spent Charter checks the operamore than a decade stock- tions of the fee offices. Buding his fiefdom with reliable gets are submitted to the cronies to cement his hold Knox County Commission on the office. Along with for rubber-stamp approval, Lowe, several of them have but ultimately fee offices are been indicted for felonies responsible only to the votthat could earn them signif- ers, the same voters who reicant prison sentences. The grand jury that indicted Lowe recommended that the trustee be appointed by the mayor. Oppo- ■ Karen Carson wants teachers nents of a proposed charter to put concerns in writing and amendment in 2008 that send them up the chain of would have done just that command. cashed in on mistrust of ■ Indya Kincannon countered then-Knox County Mayor that some things cannot be Mike Ragsdale and some resolved at the school level dubious wording of the “because they are simply amendment to defeat it. disagreements.” Along with the trustee, ■ Mike McMillan asked Carson the Knox County Clerk, if she is trying to stop people Register of Deeds and Law from speaking at school Director would also have board meetings. been appointed by the may- ■ Of course not, said Carson. or under the proposal. The “I would not expect an “King Mayor” bogeyman triemployee to show up and umphed, and anxious voters be shut down because they torched the amendment. would know the policy and not show up.” John Duncan III’s abbreviated tenure as Knox ■ Meanwhile, teachers conCounty Trustee punctuated tinue to speak at board meetthe need for change in the ings and workshops, and last week three principals showed fee offices. Allegations of up to express unhappiness unearned bonuses led to with the leadership of Superthe resignation and indictintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre. ment of Duncan and several key staff members. Duncan ■ Foster Arnett, running to

turned Mike Lowe to office term after term. It’s worth considering that McCroskey might have become unhinged on the matter of pay raises three years ago without a replacement waiting in the wings to quash the insanity. Her only impediments were public opinion and the amount of fees collected by the office. The electorate may not be ready for mayoral appointments to the fee offices, but some executive oversight and control of their budgets is overdue.


keep his job as county clerk, and Mike Padgett, running to regain the job that he lost to term limits, are already slugging it out. ■ Any civic club looking for a good program should invite both guys on the same day for a spirited debate. ■ We’re sorry, but a fan of GOP candidate Clarence “Eddie” Pridemore called to complain that a photo we published “made him look bad” and accused us of supporting his opponent, Chancellor Daryl Fansler. Yet the photo we published is one taken from the website of the local bar association, submitted no doubt by Pridemore himself.

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Booster shot for John Bruhin

Patience, please. John Bruhin is facing a long walk, and it may take an extra minute. He is on his way back into the spotlight for one big night this summer. On July 24, he will be inducted into the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame. Bruhin, 49, has been “training” for a while. He is 70 pounds down from 420 and trying to get closer to playing weight. He has one new knee and needs another but can get along with a trusty cane. John played football at Powell High, Tennessee and Tampa Bay. The adventure came with a price. There are scars. He struggles to get up from a chair. So, tell us, John Bruhin, if you could go back to the

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beginning … “I’d do it all over again.” Going back would mean downtown Powell, barefoot walks down the hill to Groner’s Store, being poor without really realizing it. “Ray McCloud, a neighbor and friend, was my first source of football information. We’d talk about Tennessee. He had known General Neyland and a lot of other famous names. He knew about tradition. He gave me tickets a few times

when he didn’t want to go to games. “That’s how I got to see Ernie and Bernie (Grunfeld and King) in basketball.” Other friends were vital. “Fred Sisk had been to a baseball academy. He knew a lot. He taught me how to lift weights and properly stretch. He also taught me how to write papers for school.” Fred’s dad, Governor Sisk, owned a gas station on Clinton Highway. He saw potential in young Bruhin. “When I’d be below zero, he would give me an occasional $20. He may have never known how much that meant.” Some said playing at Tennessee was an impossible dream but John thought maybe, perhaps, possibly he

could make it. He tried to make a deal with his dad. “My father had a drinking problem. I asked if he’d stop drinking if I made the team.” Half happened. John earned a scholarship. He made the starting lineup in 1985 as a sophomore guard. “That is my best memory of football, my first significant playing time. The team was really a team. We had Tony (Robinson), but we didn’t have a lot of superstars. We didn’t have a lot of anything except heart. “Eight of us used the same sports coat to have our pictures taken for the brochure. Seven of us didn’t have one.” Phillip Fulmer was Ten-

But, the Bucs drafted him in the fourth round. He won a starting job. He made some money. If the knees had lasted longer … The years since have not been the proverbial rose garden. John has had ups and downs, health problems, even heartbreak. He has decided God must have a plan, maybe that he should offer to others lessons learned, wisdom gained. The hall of fame induction is a big deal. It figures to be a booster shot for several of us. Fulmer rearranged a speaking engagement in Denver to be here. “I wouldn’t miss it,” he said. Me neither.

nessee’s line coach. He vividly remembers three seasons with Bruhin. “He was such an outstanding talent. He was really a great player, unusually athletic and fast for his size. He may have had the most talent of anyone I had coached up to that time. “John needed guidance. There were days when it was a hug and a kick on the rear. I had to be tough at times. He almost quit. I remember him going to Georgia to check on some hunting dogs. We had to go get him. “There probably were days when he didn’t like me, but I didn’t burn the bridge. I think we are best friends.” It was Fulmer who first said John had NFL potential. Bruhin didn’t believe it.

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Remembering Dr. Charles Bond HISTORY AND MYSTERIES | Dr. Jim Tumblin The Rev. Charles S. Bond came to Foun- two years, he had completed his high school tain City’s Central Baptist Church in 1945 work. While attending the Southern Baptist when the church had some 1,200 members Convention in 1932, he met Dr. James T. and retired in 1975 when there were 2,300, Warren, then president of Carson-Newman one of the largest congregations in the College. Warren persuaded him to do some preparatory work at Harrison-Chilhowee Knoxville area at that time. During his 30-year ministry, the church Baptist Academy in Seymour and to then built a $275,000 sanctuary and a three- matriculate at Carson-Newman. By attending both Carson-Newman’s regular and story, $160,000 education building. While those numbers are impressive, summer sessions, he completed his bachthey do not fully reflect the immense differ- elor’s degree in only three years and graduence Dr. Bond made in his church and his ated cum laude in May 1933. During his student years, the Rev. Bond community. Nor do they reveal the posipreached at Pleasant tive changes that ocGrove and Union Bapcurred in a multitude Dr. Charles S. Bond tist churches in Cocke of individual lives (1906-1982) served County, then served at through his daily as minister of one Crichton (now Concord) witness to his faith of Knox County’s First Baptist Church, and his public and first mega churches, where he was ordained personal ministry. from 1945 to 1975. on Oct. 1, 1933. While 2014 – the cenPhoto courtesy of the seeking his master’s in tennial anniversary C.M. McClung Historical theology at Southern of Central Baptist Collection Baptist Seminary in Church – is an apLouisville, Ky., he travpropriate time to celebrate the life of this man who left a legacy eled weekends to serve First Baptist Church in Rockwood. He became pastor of the few can match. Charles Stephen Bond was born on Aug. First Baptist Church of Athens in 1939 but 7, 1906, in Danielsville (Madison County), was called to his final pastorate at Fountain Ga., the son of Joseph Lee and Ellie Andrew City’s Central Baptist Church in 1945. While he was a student at Carson-NewBond. His childhood on his father’s farm left him with a lifetime appreciation for the man, the Rev. Bond had been named colsoil and influenced him to purchase and lege orator and served three years on the maintain his farm in the Corryton commu- debate team. His eloquent sermons reflected that early indication of his speaking nity later in life. Following his elementary-school years, ability. During times of illness and bereaveCharles had attended high school for less ment, his pastoral skills brought hope and than a year when he took a job with a lum- comfort to his parishioners. ber company in south Georgia. While on his Due to his declining health, Dr. Bond resecond job with a meat company in Lake- tired, effective July 31, 1975. As previously land, Fla., he attended a citywide revival mentioned, his 30-year ministry brought a and was converted. He became active in considerable increase in membership and the Lakeland First Baptist Church and its considerable expansion of Central Baptist’s Sunday School and Baptist Young People’s sanctuary and its education building. HowUnion. ever, the spiritual growth of his church and When he felt called to the ministry in his positive influence on the community 1931, he realized he needed more educa- were even more significant. tion and enlisted a fellow church member During his distinguished career, he to tutor him in the evenings. In less than served as vice-president of the Tennessee


Central Baptist Church of Fountain City began in 1914 with 33 charter members and celebrates its 100th anniversary on Oct. 26. Photo courtesy of Central Baptist Church

Baptist Convention, trustee of CarsonNewman College, trustee of East Tennessee Baptist Hospital and member of the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. He was awarded his honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree by Carson-Newman College in 1953. Charles S. Bond and Mary Briggs Lambert, also a Carson-Newman graduate, were married in her hometown of Lewisburg (Marshall County), Tenn. on Dec. 29, 1942. They would become the parents of four children: Charles Stephen Jr., Mary Rachel Conniff, Miriam A. Tate and Joseph Lambert. Having experienced congestive heart problems for several years, Dr. Bond passed away on March 31, 1982. After services at Central Baptist, conducted by Dr. Calvin S. Metcalf, Dr. Bond was interred in the Lone Oak Cemetery in Lewisburg. Originally organized as the Bright Hope Baptist Church on Oct. 28, 1914, when 33

charter members met at the Bright Hope Masonic Hall, the name was changed to Central Baptist Church of Fountain City in July 1915. In that same month the church purchased property on North Broadway, soon began construction and occupied its new building on Oct. 3, 1915. The second building program resulted in the dedication of a larger sanctuary on Aug. 13, 1924. The large educational annex was added in 1940. While the first two buildings had faced Broadway, ground was broken for a much larger sanctuary facing Lynnwood in March 1949 and the dedication held on June 11, 1950. The Family Life Center was added in 1984, and the present sanctuary was refurbished in 1997-98. Central Baptist Church of Fountain City will be celebrating its 100th anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 26, and will be looking forward to another century of service to the community.

Thieves will often bypass a car that has been marked this way because it can be traced quickly. Vehicle theft for Knox County was on the rise but took a dip in 2013. Here are the stats: 2013 – 320 vehicles stolen; 2012 – 445 vehicles stolen; 2011 – 391 vehicles stolen; 2010 – 387 vehicles stolen.

Sheriff’s Office to offer VIN etching For the past 20 years, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters to provide a free program to help prevent thieves from stealing your car. Operation Vehicle I.D. will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Saturday, June 28, in the lot in front of Toyota of Knoxville on Parkside Drive. It works like this: your vehicle identification number (VIN) is permanently and discreetly etched into your vehicle’s windshield and windows. The process takes less than 10 minutes.

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Becky Brody Chaffee with some of her “violettes” – purses made in the shape of musical instruments Photo by Marjorie Jones

Becky k Brody d Ch Chaffee ff received civil engineering degrees from UC Berkley and Cornell University, but her passion is music. She moved to Knoxville and reared her two kids here. They “were clearly very bright and needed something to supplement their education,” Chaffee says. So she enrolled them both in Suzuki music lessons – her daughter on violin and her son on piano. Chaffee herself is a flutist, but as her kids progressed in their lessons, she found herself falling more and more in love with the violin. The active mom put in many hours doing volunteer work in the school system, and as both of her children grew older and started driving, she found that she had time to sew. “I am quite the gift-giver,” she says, “and I sewed eight purses as gifts within two years.” Meanwhile, her fascination with the violin grew. She wanted to learn to play the instrument and for a time studied it alongside her daughter. Carpal tunnel syndrome in both wrists put an end to that. But the talented crafter wasn’t done with the fiddle yet. “I was in a craft store and saw a button that looked

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL ■ Bearden UMC, 4407 Sutherland Avenue, will host “Gotta Move!” VBS July 21-24, with ages 3-5 meeting 6-8 p.m., and kindergarten through 5th grade meeting 6-8:30 p.m. Register online at ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, will host VBS Friday

through Sunday, June 20-22, for grades K-5. Times: 6-8 p.m. Friday, ice cream served after; 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, hot dog lunch after; 10-11 a.m. Sunday. Info/to volunteer: 6901060 or Kristin Stanley, 247-7424 or ■ Central Baptist Church of Bearden,

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Carol’s Corner like a chin rest (for a violin), and, crazy as I am, I thought ‘I have to make a violin purse.’ ” She did. And she “became obsessed with improving them. And people started asking me to sew other instruments.” Eventually she set up a website to sell her wares and christened the business “Violettes by Becky.” And she found herself trying to do even more for the young musical community. In the spring of this year, she spearheaded the first annual Music Composition Competition for Youth, with a challenge to school-age kids to write a song, with or without words, titled “Being Me Now.” Entries came from all over the United States and Canada. A panel of distinguished judges declared winners from California, Illinois, New York and Maryland, with a cash prize for the first-place winner,

6300 Deane Hill Drive, will host VBS clubs to meet at various times and places June 16-19. Theme is “Have u Herd.” Kick-off Carnival will be held 5-7 p.m. Sunday, June 15. Info or to register: ■ Grace Baptist Church, 7171 Oak Ridge Highway, will host Adventure Squad Returns VBS, 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 18-20, for preschool through 5th grade, with nightly giveaways and

David Ghesser, 16, of Van Nuys, Calif. One of those judges was the conductor of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Maestro Lucas Richman, who will serve his final year with the KSO during the 2014-2015 season. “I am always interested in doing whatever I can to help foster and guide creativity from our younger generations,” says Richman. “The mentorship that I received in my own formative years has always stayed with me and, if the competition entries were any indication of the talent being mentored today around the country, I would say that we will have some very bright spots arising on the musical horizon!” Next year, Chaffee plans to pair mentors with students through Skype, the audiovisual Internet communication service. She’s tireless in her advocacy for young musicians. And she’s got a very big event planned soon. On Saturday, June 21, Violettes by Becky, in partnership with Target Golf Driving Range in Powell, will host a “Swing for Joy” fundraiser for the Joy of Music School. The widely known Knoxville nonprofit provides music lessons and instruments for children who can’t afford them.

activities. Preregistration is required. Info or to register: ■ New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 7115 Tipton Lane off East Beaver Creek Drive, will host VBS 7-8:45 p.m. through Friday, June 13, with classes for all ages. ■ Ridgedale Baptist Church, 5632 Nickle Road off Western Avenue, will host a summer-long VBS themed “Fun with the Son,” 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Target Golf will donate proceeds from each purchase of a bucket of balls to the school. Prizes to be drawn every hour include greens passes to several golf courses, a Smoky Mountain rafting trip, Brixx Woodfired Grill and Brazeiros Brazilian Steakhouse gift certificates and much more. In addition, from Friday through Sunday, June 2022, visit Brixx Woodfired Grill and mention that you are there for “Joy,” and the restaurant will donate money to the school from each pizza ordered. You can sign up for events and view details on Facebook. In particular, Chaffee is looking for $500 sponsorships for talented young musicians. “It’s exciting to me to think that I have encouraged even one child with creativity,” says Chaffee. Please consider helping her in her generous efforts. “Swing for Joy,” a fundraiser for the Joy of Music School, takes place beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 21 at Target Golf Driving Range, 5311 W. Beaver Creek Drive, Powell. Info: 696-4133 or ViolettesbyBecky. Send story suggestions to news@

Wednesdays, June 11, 18, 25, and July 9, 16 and 23, for age 3 through 5th grade. Activities include classes in cooking, science, target shooting, arts and crafts, basketball and missions. Info: 588-6855 ■ West Park Baptist Church, 8833 Middlebrook Pike, will offer SonTreasure Island VBS 6-8:30 p.m. through Friday, June 13. Info or to register:


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The day the sky fell When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and there came a great earthquake; the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood; and the stars of the sky fell to the earth as the fig tree drops its winter fruit when shaken by a gale. (Revelation 6: 12-13 NRSV) My Lord! What a mourning, My Lord! What a mourning, Yes, My Lord! What a mourning, When the stars begin to fall. (Negro spiritual)

Karns Church of Christ Youth and Family Minister Justin Morton along with teen volunteer Rebecca Anderson take a few of the Bible Day Camp attendees outside to enjoy a bit of sunshine and fresh air. From left are Macy Nicholson, Ava Atkins, Justin Morton, Rebecca Anderson, Evan Alsup and Jackson Martin.

Anniston Monahan and Landyn Walling, both 5, play tag during Bible Day Camp at Karns Church of Christ. Photos by Nancy Anderson

Lessons in growing By Nancy Anderson In the age of mega Vacation Bible Schools, Justin Morton wanted to scale things back a bit. The youth and family minister at Karns Church of Christ is in the fourth year of offering Bible Day Camp at the church, which attracts from 15 to 30 kids. The camp, for children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade, has plenty of fun activities for the attendees, but is more

concentrated for some indepth learning, says Morton. The week-long camp is held at the church for five hours each day. This year’s theme enticed the children to be “Planted, Grow Up in the Lord.” The lessons and activities all centered on growing up in a Godly way. A daily Bible lesson was followed by songs, crafts, games and other activities planned around the theme.

Charity’s dark side By Wendy Smith Beyond Borders senior program officer Coleen Hedglin learned a lesson about charity from a bear family in Cades Cove. After leaving her vehicle to photograph the bears, she was horrified to learn that bears that interact with humans, who often offer them food, are euthanized. Once they associate humans with food, they are considered dangerous, she said. “It was a sobering reminder that the consequences of our actions are often very different from what was intended.” Hedglin, who spent 16 years in Haiti, was in Knoxville last week, along with four native Haitians. The Beyond Borders representatives

Beyond Borders representative Guyto Desrosiers describes situations in Haiti where charity did more harm than good during The Price of “Bad Charity” at the Cokesbury Center. Beyond Borders empowers Haitians to liberate themselves from oppression. Photo by Wendy Smith

Teen volunteer Rachel Cox demonstrates her juggling talent by keeping two balls and a very light balloon in the air. At the end of the week, children took home a plant they had cultivated to remind them to “grow in the Lord.” Morton has seen some of the kids come back each year. “As they are growing up, they are becoming leaders themselves,” he says. “When the kids first show up, they’re shy and quiet, hanging on to mom’s leg for dear life. By the end of the week when mom shows up, they don’t want to go home.

One really shy youngster went home and asked mom, ‘Why can’t we have day camp all summer?’” For the teens, it’s a chance to be a counselor and work with younger children. “They help coordinate games, lead songs and do skits for the kids. It’s an opportunity for the teens to learn responsibility and leadership.” In the end, Morton says the camp shows children that learning the lessons

spoke at the third session of the Rescuing Charity series, The Price of “Bad Charity.” There are 10,000 NGOs (non-governmental organizations) currently working in Haiti, and many are Christian organizations. Like the tourists with the bears, their efforts can be detrimental rather than helpful. The visitors were asked to share their perspectives on foreigners who come to “help.” Hedglin said it would be counter-cultural for Haitians to criticize, but as each took the microphone at the Cokesbury Center, they were happy to comply. Through an interpreter, Manasse Rosemond said that foreigners think they can solve all of Haiti’s problems, so they get together in groups without understanding what’s needed. “Everything they do, they

fail,” said Rosemond. Foreigners think that Haitians aren’t capable of accomplishing anything for themselves, said Roberts “Mike” McJirony Leblanc. “It seems like foreigners thinks Haitians have no knowledge, so they have to bring knowledge to us.” Haiti’s history is “full of trouble” and continues to have an economic and emotional impact on its citizens, said Guyto Desrosiers. After three centuries of colonial rule by France and Spain, Haitians continue to see foreigners as an imperial force coming to dictate what they do. Colonization resulted in subsequent generations being born with a “slave mentality,” Leblanc said. That mentality leads to people thinking that it’s normal to sit back and wait for


Well, it turns out Chicken Little was right: The sky is falling. Little by little, one piece at a time. I recently stood on a viewer’s platform overlooking the great Meteor Crater 40 miles east of Flagstaff, Ariz. The hole at my feet was, well, as the kids so blithely say about many things, awesome. With the force of a multimegaton bomb, a speeding (estimated speed: 26,000 mph) nickel-iron meteorite crashed to Earth nearly 50,000 years ago. Splashing more than 175 million tons of rock outward, the resulting crater is 4,150 feet in diameter, 550 feet deep and 2.4 miles in circumference. This hole was there for 40,000 years before any human saw it, and then it would have been the Anasazi (“the old ones”) who found it. They could not possibly have imagined what caused that hole in the Earth. In fact, it was only in 1903 that a man looked at the crater and realized what it was. Daniel Barringer searched for years for a large meteorite to explain the existing crater, but impact physics was not well understood at the time, so he did not realize that most of the matter would have vaporized on impact. Scientists today are also pretty well convinced that a meteor of significant pro-

portions struck the Earth hollowing out a crater that formed the Gulf of Mexico. Some theorize that event threw enough dust and debris into the atmosphere to cause a long “nuclear” winter that killed the dinosaurs. So it is true that the sky is falling. It is also true that there is not one thing we can do about it. Carrying an umbrella might make you feel better about the situation, but I can’t say that it will help much. Therefore, then, what to do? Worry? Stay home? Hide in a cave? (Then, of course, you have bat problems!) I remember one night when I was about 7, when a gathering storm was becoming truly scary. Mother insisted we go to the basement for safety. Daddy was reluctant but finally agreed (mostly to satisfy Mother, I am convinced). The next time a storm came up at night, Daddy refused to move from his bed. “If it is my time, it is my time,” he said, philosophically. Not a bad way to live your life, especially when it is raining rocks.

taught in the Bible not only helps you in your daily life, but can be fun. “You’re never too young to realize that

we are all in this together and other people can have the same goals in life that you do,” says Morton.

someone to give you something and to think that everything good comes from outside Haiti, said Desrosiers. When asked if he could think of an occasion when intended help actually hurt, Leblanc said it was hard to narrow it down to one example. But he told of a group distributing supplies following the country’s horrific earthquake in 2010 by throwing items into a crowd, which became violent. Desrosiers pointed to enormous shipments of food that came after the earthquake, even though Haiti’s agricultural area wasn’t impacted. Much of it was food that Haitians don’t typically eat, he said. “Charity should have respect in it. It should’ve had love. That’s what we didn’t find.” But not all aid is bad, Rosemond said. He told the

story of a German couple who started a hospital that served his family. They were humble and well-respected, and they had a long-term relationship with the community. After experiencing “arrogance hidden inside pity” on short-term mission trips, Hedglin developed a new perspective as a Haitian resident. “It’s not my job to save or help Haiti,” she said. “But I am called to be an ally.”

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Turner Heitzman does a flip off a swing bar into a pit of foam at First Baptist Church Concord’s Wednesday night visit to JumpJam.

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Jumping and jamming at FBC First Baptist Church Concord got the summer off to a great start for the middle school age crowd with a Wednesday night visit to JumpJam Trampoline Park, 11201 Threadstone Lane. The popular 20,000 square feet facility is available for private parties as well as “open jump� times during the week. Members and guests for the FBC JumpJam visit took full advantage of the park’s offerings. The trampoline field features more than 50

trampolines, including the angled wall trampolines and launching decks. It was a frequent jumping off point for many slam dunks at the basketball goal during the evening! Pool parties, mission trips and local service opportunities will round out the middle school program for FBC this year. For information on the youth programs at First Baptist Concord, contact Wes Evans at 288-1624

First Baptist Concord Student Pastor Wes Evans attempts to dunk a ball at JumpJam while students watch. Photos by Justin Acuff

Jake Lawrence reaches for the final obstacle on the ninja course at JumpJam Trampoline Park. At left, Madyson Council, front, Christy Davis, Meron Klimek and Kaitlin Paul chill out at JumpJam.


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More than a century ago Methodist minister Edgar J. Helms founded Goodwill as a method to help the destitute people of Boston find work to support their families. He is famous for saying, “Do something!� Goodwill Industries-Knoxville Inc.’s president and CEO Dr. Robert G. Rosenbaum has Dr. Robert G. Rosenbaum certainly lived up to Helms’s directive and today marks a seminal transition on this, opened its 28th retail store and additional vocational his 65th birthday. Today (June 11) Dr. Rosen- training and contract space baum will retire from Good- in a 43,000-square-foot will Industries-Knoxville to facility in northwest Knoxbecome president of the new- ville, doubling its capacity ly formed Goodwill Founda- to employ participants in tion of Knoxville Inc., a turn- the Industrial Services Diing point in a career that has vision who develop valuable lasted 40 years – a span al- skills in all areas of processmost unheard of in modern- ing, quality control, packaging and shipping while also day Goodwill history. His impact on the East earning a training wage. “Goodwill IndustriesTennessee-based Goodwill Knoxville, under Dr. has been immense. leadership, Prior to Rosenbaum as- Rosenbaum’s suming leadership, a decline has maintained the highin Goodwill program man- est standards and, in 2013, agement had led to a near received its 13th consecubankruptcy of the nonprof- tive three-year accreditait. The board of directors tion from the Commission named a young Rosenbaum, on Accreditation of Rehawho had joined Goodwill bilitation Facilities, a treIndustries-Knoxville as the mendous feat,� said board director of rehabilitation, chair Johnny Hibbett. “The the interim executive direc- board is unanimous in its tor. By September 1975, the appreciation for all that Dr. interim was dropped from Rosenbaum has done for his title, and he was ap- Goodwill and its ability to impact thousands of lives pointed executive director. Inheriting debts in excess each year.� The transformation of of $50,000 and an annual budget around $100,000, Goodwill Industries locally Rosenbaum took on the under Rosenbaum’s leadchallenge to rebuild the ership has been stunning, organization, and in 1977, from being a program that Goodwill became a member once served fewer than 75 agency of the United Way of individuals annually from Greater Knoxville – a huge one location to being an orfinancial and public posi- ganization that offers comtioning boost for the fledg- prehensive services and programs at 33 locations, ling organization. Under his leadership, by served 5,203 individuals in 1978 the debt was almost re- 2013 alone, carries a staff tired and program credibil- of more than 450 dedicated ity had been strengthened. employees, operates with an Remarkably, the rehabilita- annual budget of more than tion programs had been de- $16 million, and facilitates signed, implemented and ac- service delivery throughout credited by the Commission a 15-county area. Not surprisingly, over the on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) years Goodwill Industriesfor the maximum three-year Knoxville Inc. has earned and been presented with period in 1977. The 1980s were a time of many local, state and nafurther expansion. In 1984, tional awards, including Goodwill purchased 5508 city of Knoxville Employer Kingston Pike (adjacent to of the Year, Tennessee Small Naples Restaurant) with Employer of the Year, Dr. very advantageous financ- Martin Luther King Jr. ing from the Small Business Commemoration CommisAdministration. In 1987, sion of Greater Knoxville’s Goodwill opened its first re- Industry Award, and Emhabilitation satellite in Se- ployer of the Year award vierville, soon followed by from the Tennessee Comoffices in Oak Ridge (1988), mittee for Employment of Morristown (1989), and La- People with Disabilities. “I am delighted and honFollette (1994). In 2007, following an of- ored to continue to serve fer to purchase the old Good- Goodwill in my new role,� will Industries-Knoxville said Rosenbaum. “Our new location at 5508 Kingston foundation will become our Pike, which the organization fundraising arm and will had outgrown, the organiza- allow Goodwill Industries tion moved to 5307 Kingston to continue to provide vocational services and emPike. opportunities Originally constructed ployment in 1991, the 38,800-square- for people with barriers to foot, one-level building in- employment – in turn alcluded 183 parking spaces, lowing those individuals three loading docks and 3.27 to be as self-sufficient as acres for future expansion. It possible while achieving is Goodwill’s current head- the satisfaction that comes from independence,� said quarters location. In March 2013, Goodwill Rosenbaum.

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Triathlon for kids For adventurous kids ■ Favaro to play at looking for a summer chalTransylvania lenge, the Kids Triple Crown Webb School of KnoxChallenge might be a perville’s senior central midfect fit. fielder Nick Favaro will play soccer at TransylSara vania UniBarrett versity. T h e team’s captain helped win the proFavaro The new triathlon series gram’s firstwill consist of the Salamanever state title with the 2012 der Splash and Dash SatDivision II-A state soccer urday, June 21, at the West championship. Side YMCA; the Sharks and The Spartans also won Seals Kids Tri Saturday, this year’s district champiJuly 19, at Springbrook Pool onship, finishing the season in Alcoa; and the Dragonfly as Division II-A East/MidKids Tri Saturday, Aug. 16, dle Region runner-up. at Knoxville Racquet Club. On hand at Nick’s comEvents are for kids ages mitment ceremony were his 7-15 of all ability levels. grandparents, Lonnie and According to Crown Mary Hunley; his parents, Cleaners owner and event Robin and James Favaro sponsor Dan Holecek, parand Nick’s brother Andrew. ticipants don’t have to be good at all three compo- ■ Epperson finishes nents of the triathlon to basic training succeed – which include swimming, biking and runRobert W. Epperson of ning – since each one is Concord has graduated with only a portion of the event. honors from basic military Groups can also register as training at relay teams so participants Joint Base can compete in the sport in San Antowhich they are best. n i o - L a c kThe schedule is the same land. for all three dates. RegisThe airtration is $70, and checkman comin will begin at 7 a.m. Kids pleted an ages 7-10 will start at 8:30 8 - w e e k a.m., and kids 11-15 will Epperson program start at 9 a.m. Awards will and has rebe given at 10 a.m. ceived four credits toward Participants will receive an association of applied a water bottle and T-shirt, science degree through the and racers will also receive Community College of the a medal upon finishing. Air Force. He is the son of Info: Steven and Susan Epperevents. son.

Governor’s School for the Arts Several East Tennessee students traveled to Middle Tennessee State University for the 30th annual Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts, a month-long program for which students must audition. Pictured at MTSU are Laura Patterson from Christian Academy of Knoxville; Josh Turner from Farragut High School; and Alyse McCamish, Tyler Sherrod, Lexie McCarty, Anna Smith and Dalton Kizer from Bearden High School. Photo submitted

South-Doyle program is last Ag Ed standing By Betty Bean The Agricultural Education program at SouthDoyle High School is the last remaining such program in Knox County following the elimination of the program at North Knox Vocational Center on the campus of Halls High School. Teacher Mike Blankenship, who began teaching at Doyle High School in 1978, was told his position was eliminated because of low enrollment, even though students say school counselors advised them not to sign up because the program was being cut. North Knox also lost its Child Development program. Don Lawson, supervisor of Career Technical Education (CTE), said there had been four such programs in Knox County but those at Farragut High and Byington-Solway have been shuttered. Classes include wildlife management and forestry as well as horticulture and greenhouse man-

agement. Several students and their families attended last week’s school board meeting and two spoke. James Dunn, a senior at Gibbs High School and president of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter, recited a partial list of the honors the club won under Blankenship’s guidance. “We will no longer be able to compete in career development events,” he said. “We as a class and a chapter are very disappointed. This closure will take away many opportunities.” What Dunn didn’t say that night is that one of the lost opportunities could be his chance to go to college. “I was hoping to try to get a scholarship through the

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FFA, but there cannot be an FFA if there’s no Ag class,” he said later. Dunn lives on a family farm and wants to major in agriculture at UT. Ryan Cox, also a rising senior, has invested three years in a vocational track he won’t be able to complete. Afterwards, board members James Dunn and Ryan Cox, and Superintendent Dr. Jim wearing FFA gear, prepare to address the school board. McIntyre spoke to him. Cox said their attempts at consolation were too little, will stand.” Blankenship is packtoo late. “They told us that we did ing 25 years of records and well and that our speeches memories while dealing were good, but honestly, with a family health crisis – that doesn’t mean anything his son was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and his conto me,” said Cox. “Individually, I think dition remains precarious. they all want to help us, but Although he has been intertogether they all felt that it viewed for a new position, was too far gone. The deci- Blankenship has no guaransion has been made and it tee of a job this fall. 6-8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, July 14-16, at the school’s football field. The camp will feature the squad’s new coach, Chelsea Harris, a former UT cheerleader and

UCA staff member. Cost is $55 which includes a T-shirt and $5 insurance fee. Info: beardencheercamp@gmail. com or call Lori Hampton, 256-0324.


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Farragut Academy of Music office manager Clarissa Feldt points the way to the exciting world of music.

Making music in Farragut Allied Music Instructor founder and director Jeff Comas is branding his schools to the neighborhoods served. To celebrate that, AMI hosted a grand opening at the Farragut Academy of Music, 11161 Kingston Pike, and the Knoxville Academy of Music on Summer Wood Road. The Farragut branch celebrated with drawings for prizes, tours of the facilities, meetings with the staff and Bojangles refreshments. Comas, who is also a music teacher, said the changes better reflect what the company does, and the locations offer more efficient service to students and their parents. Allied Music Instructors, which opened in 2003, remains the parent company. “Music is what I know best,” he said. “It is really rewarding to help kids. When they study music, it helps them do better in other areas.” The schools teach students as young as 4 years old through adulthood. The

Michelle Quimby teaches electric guitar to future rock stars Emma and Jackson McDowell.

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Lourita Collier signs up another student for music lessons at the Farragut Academy. Farragut school has approximately 125 students. On the agenda for the school is Rock Band Camp, July 7-12, and the Instrument Petting Zoo, July 21-25. The “petting zoo” is an opportunity for students to become familiar with different instruments to see which one fits them the best, said Comas.

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Terrorism is still a prevalent threat to the United States, even in East Tennessee, and law enforcement needs citizens to remain alert about activities in their communities, said retired FBI Special Agent in Charge of the Knoxville Division Kenneth Moore. “We face an evolving threat every single day,” Moore said. Terrorism is not the same as what the nation witnessed in 2001 because terrorists have changed their tactics, he added. Moore spoke to the Rotary Club of Knoxville recently. It was a big week for Moore, as it was his last week on the job before retirement. He worked in both domestic and international roles with the bureau for 26 years. The agent said he didn’t realize when he agreed to speak that it would be during his

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FBI Special Agent in Charge of the Knoxville Division Kenneth Moore spoke to the Rotary Club of Knoxville the week he retired from the agency after more than 26 years of service. last week with the FBI. He and his wife also planned to move that week to the Northeast, where he has accepted a position in the private sector that he did not identify. “I am an emotional wreck right now,” he said. Moore said mobile devices, social media and other constant connections have

changed how people do business, including those who would do harm to others. And although terrorist tactics may have changed, their goal has remained the same: “to destroy our country.” What enables the FBI to protect the country is the eyes and ears of communities, he explained. The FBI has about 13,500 agents both here and internationally, but he noted that some police departments are larger than that, which is why the bureau also relies on access to the community to help prevent crimes. Moore has worked in numerous roles with the FBI including the Hate Crimes Unit at FBI headquarters, managing counterterrorism and counterintelligence programs and serving as the on-scene commander for FBI operations in Afghanistan. Even here in East Tennessee, the threat of terrorism is “very real,” and

people should work together to prevent things from happening, he said. He cautioned that citizens should not take action themselves but call either local law enforcement or the FBI. When Neyland Stadium is full on a Saturday afternoon, that’s 102,000 people in one central location, he said. Other significant infrastructures include ORNL, TVA and Y-12. As SAIC of the Knoxville Division, he oversaw offices not only in Knoxville, but also in Johnson City, Oak Ridge, Tullahoma and Chattanooga. Moore encouraged the Rotarians to apply for the FBI Citizens Academy, which is an eight-week program that teaches community leaders more about what the FBI does. Moore had been in Knoxville two years and said he enjoyed his time here. “I came here as a University of Georgia fan, and I’m leaving here as a Vol for Life.”

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A third-row seat to history It’s a big deal for East Tennessee each year when the Ella Baker Child Policy Training Institute brings a couple thousand of American’s brightest and most idealistic young people for a weeklong training session before they go out to manage Freedom Schools across the country. Called servant-leaders, the college students are interns of the Children’s Defense Fund who will be teaching impoverished kids later this summer. They live for a week in a dorm at UT, with their main activities at the Alex Haley Farm in Norris. Full group assemblies are held at the Knoxville Convention Center, which is where I went on Sunday, grabbing a seat on the third row. Folks my age relived history when the legendary Freedom Singers performed, followed by speakers Marian Wright Edelman, Andrew Young Jr. and U.S. Rep. John Lewis. But the evening was about the young people there from 29 states. One called the speakers “our elders.” Ouch! We hold images of John Lewis at age 23 leading

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the March on Washington, Andy Young at the UN for Jimmy Carter and as Atlanta’s mayor in the 1980s, Marian Wright advocating Freedom Singers did not sing to entertain but to energize a movement: Marshall Jones, Emory for kids and civil rights way Harris and Charles Neblett. Not pictured is Bill Pearlman. before she married lawyer Andrew Young Jr. and Bobby Kennedy aide Peter Edelman. College students of the 1960s believed we would change the world. And now we hope the kids in their 20s can. Being on the third $25,600 is a lot of money. We should call it row, I had a chance to meet out and ask them to reimburse us.” the speakers afterward. But – Thomas Deakins Board member Thomas Deakins, speaking of the cost to Knox County I bypassed the stars to apSchools of mailing report cards after the state Department of Education proach the young woman failed to get the TCAP test scores back to Knox County before summer who had so competently dismissal. presided over the introduc“We want young people to see college, not jail, in tion of 50-plus Ella Baker their future. And it’s very hard to be what you can’t Trainers. see.” “You’re good,” I said, – Marian Wright Edelman grabbing her hand. “As your elder, I’m saying, ‘Find a district. Run for Congress.’ ” “Be a headlight, not a tail light. U.S. Rep. John Lewis makes an aside to Marian Wright Shaquite Pegues looked – John Lewis Edelman, founder of the Children’s Defense Fund. straight back and said, “Yes, ma’am.”

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Development debate heats up in West Knox By Wendy Smith West Knox County homeowners continue to be concerned about the recent uptick in development, especially multi-family projects that will come before the Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission on Thursday. “We are not anti-development,” said Council of West Knox County Homeowners president Margot Kline at last week’s meeting. “We are for development that is good for everybody.” Properties at Ebenezer Road and Highbridge Drive, at Westland Drive and Coile

Lane and at Northshore Drive and Thunderhead Road are currently on the agenda for the 1:30 p.m. meeting at the City-County Building’s main assembly room. “It seems like, to me, that development is getting approved that, in the past, might not have gotten approval at all, or had more restrictions,” Kline said. Those opposed to the Westland Cove development are already moving in the direction of a lawsuit, and a public and well-financed battle over the proposed development of condomini-

ums behind the historic Christenberry home seems to be moving in the same direction. Knox County residents opposed to the proposed 246-unit apartment complex at Northshore Town Center, located in the city, feel they have ample grounds for a lawsuit. They plan to use Pellissippi Parkway’s Scenic Highway designation as ammunition. Kline says she has been fielding calls and emails expressing dismay over the perception that MPC is “rubber-stamping” all development projects.

County residents have also complained about the hiring of Dave Hill as the MPC’s deputy director and comprehensive planning manager. The position was never advertised, Kline said, and Hill was unpopular while serving under Mayor Bill Haslam as director of South Waterfront Development. She is also concerned about the online publication of the PlanET Playbook, the culmination of a 30-month, $4.3 million project that brought together mayors, community partners and local citizens to envision a greater quality of life for

the region. The playbook is intended to serve as a “blueprint” to guide policy in the areas of transportation, development, the environment and other issues in a five-county area. The project was funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Kline said that MPC chief Mark Donaldson appears to be using the playbook to justify sector and zoning changes instead of the General Plan, in spite of the fact that the playbook has not been voted on by any local legislative body. Third district County

Commissioner Tony Norman, who will soon complete his second term, addressed the West Knox homeowners group. He described the MPC as being very professional. It’s difficult to understand the nuances of zoning, and it takes an alert populace to keep up with development, he said. He encouraged concerned citizens to voice their opinions at County Commission meetings. “Your fannies have to be in the seats. It has a large impact if there are bodies out there. The commission pays attention to that.”

Vieo: Weaving together a company concept By Bonny C. Millard Vieo Design, a website design and inbound marketing company, took its name from the Latin word that means “to weave together.” The owners now believe the name not only suggests how the company weaves together different web technologies and marketing philosophies to benefit its clients, but their own business journey as well. The team has grown, and the name has come to reflect how the company’s four principals have woven together their different areas of expertise to expand and enhance services. Founded by Paul Gibson and Rob Spurlock, Vieo creates and launches websites for other businesses and provides the marketing necessary to support those websites. Vieo has won numerous advertising awards since its inception. Gibson said he chose the company’s name because the Latin word, pronounced vee-oh, represented what he and Spurlock were trying to do. Spurlock and Gibson’s mutual respect and friendship led to the decision to form a company, and they had experience working together on projects in the past. In fact, Spurlock was Gibson’s first boss out of college. When they teamed up in 2008 to create Vieo Design, they both had many years of Internet experience. Gibson’s skills as webmaster and graphic designer complement-

Vieo Design owners Mac Bartine, Holly Yalove, Paul Gibson and Rob Spurlock sit in the company’s open office. Photo by Bonny C. Millard ed Spurlock’s web hosting and server environment expertise. Together they started designing and building websites. Within a short time, the company began expanding its services to include marketing to meet clients’ needs. Gibson’s sister, Holly Yalove, moved here from Atlanta, and with her corporate marketing and sales skills, joined the agency in 2009 as the director of marketing. In addition, Yalove handled the firm’s social media promotions and served as project manager. Yalove is now the chief marketing officer. The siblings are the children of retired Maryville College president Gerald Gibson and his wife, Rachel.

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Vieo partnered with Mac Bartine, who in time would become the fourth principal. Although Bartine had his own Internet businesses, he realized he wanted to be part of Vieo. Bartine, chief operating officer, provides Internet marketing and strategic planning for Vieo’s customers. In 2011, the company evolved into an equal partnership with Gibson, Spurlock, Yalove and Bartine as principals and owners. This merger of skills enhanced the company’s ability and credentials for inbound marketing, which is based on needs of a business’s customers using a host of Internet tools. “We’re a nice balance of skill sets,” Yalove said.

Located on Willow Point Way off of Hardin Valley Road, Vieo has grown to a total of 11 employees and currently has an intern. Yalove said the goal is to drive potential customers to a business’s website and to develop content that would convince consumers to choose that company. Vieo provides a full range of services including search engine optimization (SEO) of content, social media support, branding and strategic planning. Clients receive training from Vieo staff on how to manage their websites. “We bring together many different pieces and work them into a master plan,” Gibson said. This past spring, Vieo was named a HubSpot Partner Silver Status. HubSpot is an Internet-based software platform that utilizes inbound marketing with blogging, email, SEO, analytics, social media and other online tools. Gibson said HubSpot helps their company carry out its mission to provide a broad range of services to customers. The company has operated in the black since it started and had an unprecedented 800 percent growth last year. The Vieo principals say they also want to foster a good work environment for employees. Bartine said the staff works together in a collaborative effort to produce quality work. “Everybody loves it here,” Bartine said. Info:

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Field Day – Wild West Roundup

Paideia a Academy’s annual Field Dayy was held on Thursday, May 15th in the gym at Bridgewater Place event center. The day consisted of student and teacher participation in a number of Wild West themed fitness stations and competitions. The activities allowed students to test their skills, celebrate fitness and teamwork, and have some fun outside of the classroom during the final week of school.

nd siblings Many parents a and came out to enjoy the festivities as well. The students were divided into teams of 14 different “town posses” competing against one another in 8 different stations. Each posse was led by a student “Sheriff” with a faculty/staff member “Deputy” to assist. The first seven stations were conducted in a simultaneous rotation. For the grand finale,

The stations were:

The Old Gray Mare Barrel Race: a relay race in which a smaller child rides piggyback on a blindfolded older one, guiding the “horse” around a barrel and back. Roundup: A timed event where one team is a herd of cattle; the other team are cowboys who “brand” cows by placing a sticker on them and the cows go to a pen. After all the cows have been rounded up, the time stops. Bull’s Eye: Using Nerf guns, teams shoot to knock over empty cans. Lincoln County War: Teams are given dart tag vests, guns, and safety glasses and sent out in groups to shoot at each other. The most tags over the timed event wins. Pony Express: A relay race/game of tele-

First place went to fifth grade teacher Rachel Pope’s Laramie posse; 2nd place Silverado; and 3rd place Frisco.

teams lined the balcony track to watch two town posses at a time compete in the chuck wagon race. Town posses donned the names of Old West legends Tombstone, Deadwood, Dodge City, Silverado, Cripple Creek, Abilene, Leavenworth, Bandera, Laramie, Frisco, Virginia City, Comstock, Carson City, and Briscoe. Differentcolored bandanas marked out the teams as well.

phone. The first team member is told a message which is also the contents of a sealed document. They then run around the track with the pouch and a stick horse and relay the message and give the next team member the pouch and stick horse. The message must be conveyed to the postmaster after all the team members have run around the course. Quick Draw: Two people from different teams shoot water pistols at each other and the first to knock a can from the other’s head wins (and the first to have theirs fall off loses) Spider in a Boot: Team members throw plastic spiders into a cowboy boot; most in after each team member goes is winner. Chuck wagon race: Students race around in a covered wagon loading and unloading bags of beans along the way.

The winning teams received treat bags. School of Rhetoric students enjoyed helping to run the sta-

teers were: Paige and Andrew Craft, Tammy and Ken Lowery, Robin and Mark Dew, Brian Braxton, Greg Chapman, Paul Platillero, Wendy McConnell, Diem Trump, Keli and Justin Bell, Leland Morrison, Mitzi Bodie, Jamie Kim, Brandi tions this year as well as their Brackin, Casey Bradshaw, Kayown dodge ball championship la Franse, Cari Welsh, and Amy in the afternoon. Townsend, with many others Field day parent volun- pitching in.

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Crossville residents now benefit from 3-Star Cardiac Program Shirley Franklin-Simons woke up face down in a grocery store parking lot one day in January amid slush and snow. She had collapsed, suffering multiple injuries as a result. There was gravel in her mouth. “I don’t remember that I fell,” the Crossville resident says. “I blacked out. My lip was cut, my nose swelled up, my face, my shoulder, my knees – I hurt myself quite badly.” Even her teeth were sore, and blood vessels were broken where her glasses had been pushed into her face. Her collapse was the first and only indication that something was wrong. Franklin-Simons knew she needed to go to the hospital, but she had to check on her ailing husband first. She was given a ride home by a store employee, then called her church and got a ride to Cumberland Medical Center. “I can be there in eight minutes or less,” Franklin-Simons says of her decision to seek treatment at CMC, “because I live so close.” After being treated for her injuries, she learned for the first time that there was a chance the fall had been the result of a heart problem. It came as a surprise. There had been no symptoms. What followed was a visit to her physician for a stress test. The results concerned him, and he encouraged her to see a cardiologist. So Franklin-Simons scheduled an appointment with Vianney Villaruz, MD. “He said, ‘You need to have a heart catheterization to find out what the problem is,’ ” Franklin-Simons recalls. “That scared me to death because people used to die from them years ago, with blood clots and stuff like that.” However, with today’s technology at a hospital like Cumberland Medical Center, heart catheterization is a much safer procedure and can save lives when it detects a problem that can be treated. Such was the case with Franklin-Simons. An artery was closing up, and there was concern that she may need a stent.

of the tools and technology at Parkwest Medical Center, Xenopoulos was able to determine that a stent was not needed for Franklin-Simons. The special test that Xenopolous performed at Parkwest is called “Pressure Wire” or Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) measurement. The use of FFR measurement provides the cardiologist with a straightforward, readily available quantitative technique for evaluating the physiologic significance of a coronary stenosis. While the process was difficult, it yielded results that will pay off in the long run, avoiding an unnecessary procedure. “I’m so grateful that he did a special test different than my doctor, because it showed that I didn’t need a stent,” Franklin-Simons says. “I feel blessed that my doctor in Crossville referred me to Parkwest in Knoxville. It was a wonderful experience.” From the valet parking to the comfortable bed and caring, efficient medical staff, Franklin-Simons says she was treated well at Parkwest. Her only complaint had been that she didn’t get to eat supper, but a nurse brought her peanut butter and crackers. Franklin-Simons says Crossville needs its own hospital, and she’s happy that CumShirley Franklin-Simons’ care started just berland Medical Center has the support of eight minutes away from her Crossville the Covenant Health network. She’s lookhome when she chose Cumberland Mediing forward to a great future for her local cal Center and finished at Parkwest Medihospital. cal Center, a 3 Star (highest rating) cardiac “There are a lot of people like me who are program. She is pictured above with cardigetting into their elder years,” says Franklinologist Vianney Villaruz, MD. Simons, who recently celebrated her 73rd birthday, “we need to have this care here.” Dr. Nicholas Xenopoulos is one But don’t think getting older means of the Parkwest cardiologists slowing down. Franklin-Simons wants to partnering with Cumberland stay healthy and active so she can continue Medical Center. to help her husband, her 96-year-old father, her neighbors and others in her life. It’s an instrumental part of her faith. Covenant Health. Dr. Nicholas Xenopoulos, “We need to be a servant as Jesus was,” The Covenant Connection MD, was on site and seeing patients. Franklin-Simons says. “As long as we’re on The very day that Franklin-Simons had “That same day I met Dr. Xenopoulos earth, there’s always something we can do her angioplasty, she found herself connect- from Parkwest,” Franklin-Simons says. “He and someone we can help.” ed to a 3 Star (highest rating) cardiac pro- happened to be here in our hospital, so we “God has a purpose for our lives. That’s gram, because of CMC’s new connection to set up a time for the next week.” Because what keeps us going,” she says.

Cumberland Medical Center joins Covenant Health: Cumberland Medical Center at a glance: Location: Crossville, Tenn. Licensed beds: 189 Employees: 989 full- and part-time Affiliated physicians: 158 Additional practitioners (physician assistants, nurse practitioners, etc.): 50 Volunteers: Approximately 160 Facilities: Cumberland Medical Center, Cumberland Medical Center at Fairfield Glade (Medical Arts Building and CMC Wellness Complex), wellness center at Woodmere Mall in Crossville

Parkwest cardiologists perform first heart procedure at CMC Excellence in interventional cardiology is now just a few miles east for people who live in Crossville. The merger of Covenant Health and Cumberland Medical Center (CMC) was finalized earlier this year, and the first interventional heart procedure partnering CMC and Parkwest physicians was performed March 13. Interventional cardiology includes heart procedures that require catheterization, like angioplasty. Cardiac catheterization is the insertion of a thin tube into a chamber or vessel of the heart. Parkwest cardiologists Nicholas Xenopoulos, Stephen Marietta and Robert Martyn have been heavily involved in the planning and implementation of the interventional cardiology program at CMC. It’s just one way that CMC patients are experiencing the benefits of their local hospital’s connection with Covenant Health and Parkwest. “We are excited to welcome the staff of Cumberland Medical Center to Covenant’s team of more than 10,000 healthcare professionals who share a commitment to provide the best possible patient care,” said Rick Lassiter, president and CAO of Parkwest.

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interesting to talk to. He was an out-ofthe-box kind of person. He wasn’t in the greatest shape. He succeeded even though he was an alcoholic and smoked a lot. He succeeded against the odds. He wasn’t a prototypical athlete, but he holds a lot of records.

Other than your parents, who has had the biggest influence on your life and why? My grandmother, Stella Schrimpsher – Granny. She lived next door to me, and I stayed with her every day after school. In the summer I stayed there along with a lot of my cousins. She was like another mom to us. She made the best sweet tea ever. She had 15 kids, so I had a lot of cousins.

Clint Schrimpsher

I still can’t quite get the hang of … Nearly as soon as he got out of high school, Clint Schrimpsher started traveling. “I’ve been to Las Vegas three times and been on seven cruises,” he says. “I’ve done Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Mexico, Jamaica. I’ve been to Canada, to Windsor, Ontario, across from Detroit.” Seeing the world is a high priority, but the town of Farragut Public Works employee runs into resistance from his wife, Erin, who is scared to fly. “My wife says, ‘If we were meant to fly, God would have given us wings,’” he says. So in recent years, especially with kids in tow, their trips have been primarily to Southeastern beaches such as Daytona, Myrtle and Panama City. They have two boys: a 7-year-old and an 18-month-old. Schrimpsher grew up in the Karns/Hardin Valley area and attended the local schools, from Ball Camp Elementary through Karns Intermediate, Middle and High. He started working at 15 and after graduating in 1998 got his license in plumbing and worked for his father’s construction company. He started working for the town in 2006, but he still has a plumbing company and does plumbing on the side. That doesn’t leave him much spare time, but he devotes it to his family. He enjoys taking his sons, Brody and toddler Ryland, to the park and spending time with Erin, even checking off her honey-do list. He likes being outdoors – hiking and driving the back roads of Cades Cove, for instance – but he especially loves being on his bass boat. “It’s a chance to get away from everything,” he says. “Fishing just relaxes me. I’m not the best fisherman, but I like to do it.” Sit back and have a Coffee Break as you get to know Clint Schrimpsher.

What is your favorite quote from TV or a movie? “If I’m not back in five minutes … just wait longer.” “Ace Ventura” My favorite movie is probably “The Shawshank Redemption.”

What are you guilty of? “I’m always guilty of all the good I did not do.” That’s something my papaw always said. It made sense to me.

What is your favorite material possession? My bass boat. I work most of the time, so I don’t get to spend as much time on it as I would like. I like using it

Dealing with rude people.

What is the best present you ever received in a box? I’m not sure. I’m not a materialistic person.

What is the best advice your mother ever gave you?

on the weekends. I take my son to Douglas Lake. It’s got mountain scenery and clean water.

Don’t squat with your spurs on.

What is your social media of choice? Twitter

What are you reading currently? Sports Illustrated. I’m a big sports junkie, and I love UT football. I’ve been going there since I was 5, watching games with my dad.

What are the top three things on your bucket list? Go to the Super Bowl. Visit the redwood forest in California – I think that would be amazing to see. Go on a safari in Africa.

What is one word others often use to describe you and why? Friendly. I’ve learned not to let things bother me. It doesn’t do you any good to stay mad all the time.

Working in fast food during high school. It was horrible – standing in one place all day, taking orders. From the customers, not from the boss.

What was your favorite Saturday morning cartoon and why? Roadrunner. You always know what’s gonna happen, but it’s still funny.

What irritates you? Talking to people who think they know everything.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Thinking out loud. It’s not really talking to myself. I say things that I think before I think about what I’m saying. My mouth needs to come with a filter – not because of cussing – just a time delay. I stick my foot in my mouth and in other people’s mouths.

What is your passion? Football. I like basketball and baseball, too. I started playing football when I was 8 – quarterback, defensive back, receiver – a little bit of everything, all over the field. My favorite team is the Dallas Cowboys. When I was a kid is when they were making their Super Bowl runs. I’ve been following them since I was 10.

With whom, living or dead, would you most like to have a long lunch? Babe Ruth. He just seems like he would be really

What is the worst job you have ever had?

What’s one place in Farragut everyone should visit? The parks. There’s such a variety. There’s the splash pad, the synthetic turf soccer fields, fishing, creeks, baseball – a real variety of things to do in them.

What is your greatest fear? Dying and being gone. I know I’ll see family and friends again one day, but just not at the time. I can’t think of leaving my kids; I hate to think of that.

If you could do one impulsive thing, what would it be? I’d move my family to an island and start all over! Somewhere like the Virgin Islands – I’d open something on the beach and sell surfboards, anything. I wouldn’t have a bar. I don’t drink so it’d be kind of hard. Though at least I wouldn’t get rid of the inventory. It can be your neighbor, club leader, bridge partner, boss, father, teacher – anyone you think would be interesting to Shopper-News readers. Email suggestions to Sherri Gardner Howell, Include contact info if you can.

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has gone to the dogs! Visit Armada Bar in the Old City every Thursday in June for “yappy hour” to help Young-Williams Animal Center. „ $1 from every specialty drink sold on Thursdays

will be donated to the shelter. „ Young-Williams Animal Center CEO Jeff Ashin will

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be the celebrity bar tender on Thursday, June 26. All of his tips will be donated to the shelter.


„ A “Pet Pawty” silent auction will be held Saturday,

June 28. All proceeds will be donated to the shelter.


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Secret City Festival celebrating the heritage of Oak Ridge. World War II living history activities and demonstrations; American Museum of Science and Energy’s Manhattan Project bus tours; Secret City Scenic Excursion Train rides; children’s festival; arts and crafts vendors; antique dealers; food vendors; outdoor entertainment. Info:

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11 AARP Driver Safety class, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Buckingham Retirement Clubhouse, 7103 Manderly Way. Into/to register: Carolyn Rambo, 584-9964. Summer Library Club presents the Zoomobile, 2 p.m., Farragut Branch Library, 417 N. Campbell Station Road. Info: 777-1750. Sparky and Rhonda Rucker share stories and songs, 3 p.m., Lawson McGhee Library, 500 W. Church Ave. Info: 215-8750.

THURSDAY, JUNE 12 Summer Library Club presents magician Michael Messing, 11 a.m., Bearden Branch Library, 100 Golf Club Road. Info: 588-8813. Ronald McDonald: “Readers are Leaders,” 2 p.m., Karns Branch Library, 7516 Oak Ridge Highway. Info: 470-8663. Knoxville Christian Women’s Connection luncheon: An Elegant Accessories Extravaganza, 10:45 a.m., Buddy’s Bearden Banquet Hall, 5806 Kingston Pike. Features an accessories exchange: bring in a bag, purse, scarf, necklace, earrings, or a one size fits all hat or belt to exchange for this event. Guest speaker: Phyllis Page, from Chelsea, Ala. Cost: $12. Child care by reservation only. Info/reservations: 315-8182 or knoxvillechristianwomen@gmail. com.


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HIGHLAND MEM'L CEM Garden of the CHEAP Houses For Sale Last Supper, Lot Up to 60% OFF #24A, spaces 3&4. 865-309-5222 $3300 for both. Save $1100+. 216-3950

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HIGHLAND MEMORIAL WEST, 2 lots for $1475. Phone 423-676-4114

3924 ARLINE DR, Freeway s/d. All HIGHLAND MEMObrick bsmnt ranch. RIAL WEST, 2 lots 3000 sq ft, 4BR/3BA, for $1475. Phone L/R, D/R, 2 kit, 2 423-676-4114 dens, 2 FP, two 2car gars w/concrete driveways. Lg rear Real Estate Wanted 50 porch, deck & concrete patio, new CA$H for your House! HVAC, new roof. Corner lot, well Cash Offer in 24 Hours 865-365-8888 landscaped, an ideal Mother-in-Law suite. $239,500. Call 922-2403 or 705-4217 Real Estate Service 53 for appointment.



SHANNON VALLEY FARMS 5 BR, 3 BA + Bonus 3,457 SF, built in 2011, Fenced yard, Master on Main, Granite Counters, SS Appl., Secu. Syst., Irrigation Syst., Landscape Lighting, 3 Car Grg, Storage, Prof. Landscaping. $319,900. 865-250-7932

Prevent Foreclosure Free Help 865-365-8888

Apts - Furnished 72 WALBROOK STUDIOS 25 1-3 60 7 $140 weekly. Discount avail. Util, TV, Ph, Stv, Refrig, Basic Cable. No Lse.

Manf’d Homes - Sale 85 2002 65x16W, 2 BR, 2 BA, garden tub, $19,000 firm cash. 865-922-9260; 865-591-1447.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014 WORKSHOP • 6:15 PM Board/Commission Appointments BMA MEETING • 7:00 PM I. Silent Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance, Roll Call II. Approval of Agenda III. Mayor’s Report A. Presentation of the Town of Farragut Beautification Awards B. Small Cities Month Proclamation C. CAFR Award IV. Citizens Forum V. Approval of Minutes A. May 22, 2014 VI. Ordinance A. Public Hearing &Second Reading 1. Ordinance 14-06, FY2015 Annual Budget VII. Business Items A. Approval of Contract 2015-01, Road Maintenance. B. Approval of Contract 2015-02, Pavement Marking C. Approval of Contract 2015-03, Guardrail Maintenance D. Approval of Contract 2015-04, Signal Maintenance E. Approval of Interlocal Agreement w/TDOT for Ramp Improvements to I-40/Campbell Station Road F. Appointments to Boards/Commissions VIII. Town Administrator's Report IX. Attorney’s Report

SATURDAY, JUNE 14 Butterflies of East Tennessee, 10:15 a.m., Farragut Branch Library, 417 N. Campbell Station Road. Guest speakers: Lois English and Glenna Julian, Sevier County Master Gardeners. Info: 777-1750. Bricks 4 Kidz: LEGOs fun at the Library, 11 a.m., Bearden Branch Library, 100 Golf Club Road. Free library program for elementary age children from kindergarten through 5th grade. Space limited; registration required. To register: 922-2552. Saturday Stories and Songs: Melissa Mastrogiovanni, 11 a.m., Lawson McGhee Library, 500 W. Church Ave. Info: 215-8750. The Second Saturday Concerts at The Cove: The Hitmen, 6-8 p.m., The Cove at Concord Park, 11808 S. Northshore Drive. Free. Info: or

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, JUNE 14-15 Civil War Living History, Mabry-Hazen House, 1711 Dandridge Ave. Includes: open camps, military demonstrations, cannon firing and programming focused on the daily life of the soldier; guided tours of the historic home and visit to Bethel Cemetery and

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“Alive After Five” series presents The Streamliners Swing Orchestra and The Kayley Farmer Project, 6 p.m., Knoxville Museum of Art. Admission: $15; $10 for Museum members and college students with ID; ages 17 and under free. Info: Michael Gill, 934-2039, or www. Sunset Music Series presents Early Morning String Dusters, 7 p.m., Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center’s covered outdoor amphitheater, Townsend. Classic bluegrass music. Admission: $5. Info: 448-0044.


Leonardo Silaghi: 3 Paintings exhibit, Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World’s Fair Park. Presenting sponsor is Emerson Process Management. Info: Angela Thomas, 934-2034, or www.

YOUR BABY would 2 LOTS W/VAULTS, be raised in a warm, Greenwood Cem., secure, home filled Garden of Memories; with endless love & Value $5390; asking opportunities. $4300. 865-680-7942 Expenses paid. BURIAL CRYPTS (2) side-by-side, 1st level, Sherwood Memorial Gardens. both $5500/bo. Retail $6495 ea 865-705-6676


I BUY OLDER MOBILE HOMES. 1990 up, any size OK. 865-384-5643

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Local Driving/Delivery 106a ALCOA CDL-A, current & reg'd health card. 4 yrs exp. $12$13/hr. Health Ins. avail. FT and PT. Start immed. Apply in person at 771 McArthur Rd, Alcoa or call 740-6969.



ALCOA: EXP'D TRACKHOE operator. Yearround work. $13$14/hr DOE. Health ins. avail. Drug-free workplace. Start immed. Apply in person at 771 McArthur Rd, Alcoa. Info: 9777500 or 740-6969.



WELL-Care COMPANION/ASST. I will prepare/share light meal. Provide social/intellectual interaction; reading, games i.e. chess/ word-games. Accompany to Drs. appts, shopping etc. Help prepare/host luncheon, dinner, holiday celebrations. Write memoirs/ family history. Assist w/hair, wardrobe. Will exchange references. Susan 765-7597.



Museum. Info/event schedule: or 522-8661.


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SUNDAY, JUNE 15 Reading Appalachia opening reception, 2-5 p.m., East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. Sneak peak at a unique exhibit of Appalachian children’s literature, live music and meet author George Ella Lyon. Free and open to the public. Monday, June 16 Amazingly Awesome Science with Dr. Al Hazari, 2 p.m., Karns Branch Library, 7516 Oak Ridge Highway. Info: 470-8663.

MONDAY-TUESDAY, JUNE 16-17 AARP Driver Safety class, noon-4 p.m., Loudon County Senior Center, 301 Main Street, Loudon. Info/to register: Carolyn Rambo, 584-9964.

MONDAY-FRIDAY, JUNE 16-20 Summer camp at Knoxville Children’s Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Ave. “Acting For Musical Theatre” for ages 14-17, 9 a.m.-noon; “Intermediate Acting” for ages 12-16, 1-4 p.m. Info: 208-3677;;

TUESDAY, JUNE 17 UT Hospice Adult Grief Support Group meeting, 5-6:30 p.m., UT Hospice office, 2270 Sutherland Ave. A light supper is served. Info/reservation: Brenda Fletcher, 544-6277. Entries accepted to Fountain City Art Center Open Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave. Opening reception and awards presentation 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, June 20. Info/entry forms: or www.fountaincityartctr. com. Einstein Simplified Comedy Improv troop performance, 8 p.m., Scruffy City Hall on Market Square. Free admission. Summer Library Club presents the Zoomobile, 1 p.m., South Knoxville Branch Library, 4500 Chapman Highway. Info: 573-1772. Dancing Spaghetti Storytime, 6:30 p.m., Howard Pinkston Branch Library, 7732 Martin Mill Pike. Ages 4-9, accompanied by a parent. Info: 573-0436.

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LAB PUPPIES AKC 8-AMP GREENWORKS 9x5 Pool Table, like TRAVEL TRAILER Shots & wormed. $500. elec cultivator, like brand new, will let 2006 Max Lite by new. Lowe's cost: go for $1500, pd Vision 28RS model 423-881-3347 $170. Asking $130 $3200. Golf cart, gas RM2652 sleeps 8 ***Web ID# 419342*** obo. Call 966-9280. powered, like new, easily. Trailer wt LOOKING TO BE will let go for $2500, 5190 lbs; length 28 A STAR MASTIFF PUPPIES ARIENS Model 6020 6 pd $3500. 865-684-8099 ft. Cleanest RV in You can be at: (English) purebred, HP, rear tine tiller, town, bar none! brindle, 8 wks, $700. $400. $12,500 firm. 316-3950. 865-973-7086 Call 865-966-1689 Boats Motors 232 ***Web ID# 420103*** Troybilt Tiller, 7 HP, Motorcycles 238 COBALT 1998 252, real good cond., 2 Papitese (Papillion & Bowrider, 7.4L Bring your motivation forward & reverse, Mercruiser Maltese), females, I, 2013 HARLEY Davidson & come see what $750 cash. 865-235-9280 great shape,Bravo 10 wks, no shedding. low hrs. Electroglide Ultra we're talking about. $400. 423-442-9996 $29,995. 865-216-6154. Classic. As New, 800 Hardee's offers first ***Web ID# 417092*** mi. Illness forces rate training, career Shop Tools-Engines 194 sale. May consider path advancement & PEMBROKE WELSH Campers 235 trade for antique benefits that will CORGI AKC Reg. MILLER STICK auto, etc. $21,500. make your STAR Male, housebroken, Welder, 100 amp, 16' SHASTA camper, 865-805-8038 power even brighter. good w/kids. Blk & wht good cond. $1500. Come check out the new tires, every- 3 WHEEL MOPED tri. $500. 423-357-7628 865-208-6286 good life at Hardee's! ***Web ID# 417237*** thing works perfect, TRIKE, 2010, 50 cc, We are currently $3,250/bo. 865-712-5647 $400. Phone 865-258staffing our Clinton, 5687 Misc. Items 203 Knoxville, & $7500. Coleman Santa Many different breeds Farragut, TN Fe 2010, Exc. cond. AMERICAN IRON Maltese, Yorkies, locations. EOE. 1 owner, non-smoker, ROLL AWAY BED, HORSE 2007 Texas Malti-Poos, Poodles, Please complete an 865-448-3677 bikes, elec. guitar, Chopper, 1 owner, Yorki-Poos, Shih-Poos, online application: bass guitar, 2 spinning 6200 mi., 360 rear tire, Shih Tzu, $175/up. shots or wheels, recliner & many extras, one of a & wormed. We do oak end tables, 42" apply in person at WE BUY CAMPERS kind, must see bike. layaways. Health guar. flat screen TV & Travel Trailers, 5th your local Hardee's. $19,000. Cost $36,000. Call Div. of Animal Welfare cabinet, exer. bike, Wheels, PopUps or text Greg at 865-389-4734 State of TN elec. saws & tools, & Motor Homes. ***Web ID# 416150*** Dept. of Health. many other items. WILL PAY CASH Restaurant Equipment 133C Lic # COB0000000015. 865-397-8267. 423-504-8036 ATV TRAILER with 423-566-3647 dove tail. Good Larkin 9' exhaust fan DUTCHMEN ASPEN cond. $400. Phone & hood with ansul Household Furn. 204 Trail 2012, 25', sta- 865-208-6286 fire suppression SIBERIAN HUSKY bilizing hitch, elec. PUPS, 1 white system, $4,000. 3 awning, AC & heat. HARLEY 2010 Ultra female, AKC. $300. 3 Pc LR Suit, Clayton bowl sink with 2 $11,000 firm. 281-352-3762 Classic Screaming 865-805-3091 sideboards $400. Marcus, 4 pc brass Eagle CVO, many 865-617-1030 & black glass tables, EVEREST BY extras, showroom Yorkies. 4 boys, 7 wks, $1500 obo. Like new. KEYSTONE, 32' 5th cond. 12,900 mi. S&W, dad is teacup, 828-775-9563 Dandridge wheel, new roof & AC, Must see bike! Call or is 5 lbs, $500. Dogs 141 mom 2 slide outs, exc. cond. text Greg at 865-389-4734 865-679-9298; 679-2166 Bed, Pillow top mattress $16,000/bo, 865-457-4955 ***Web ID# 416155*** set. Never used. Bichon/Poodles, White, YORKIES AKC, quality $150. Can deliver. FLEETWOOD 8 wks, non shedding, Harley Davidson pups. Happy & healthy. 404-587-0806 SAVANNAH sweet, S&W, vet ckd, Heritage Softail 1996, H Guar. Great prices. 5th Wheel, 34 ft. 1997, $400-$500. 865-216-5770 4800 mi, 1 ownr, lots 865-591-7220 DR tbl leaf, inlaid on 2 slides. $9000. ***Web ID# 417364*** of extras, $10,900. 423***Web ID# 417175*** edges; Wicker porch 865-242-2619 312-0479; 423-581-2320 settee, tire & 3 hubcaps Black & Tan male & for Scion. 865-951-1045 female, 1 yr old, only Kawasaki 2004 800cc NEW & PRE-OWNED 145 sell as pair, $300 Free Pets Vulcan Classic, 18K FULL SIZE mattress, INVENTORY SALE obo. John 865-456-8617 mi, $2,000 in extras, almost new w/same 2014 MODEL SALE $3700 obo. 865-982-4466 ADOPT! motion base, bedding BULL DOGS AKC Reg. Check Us Out At $400. 865-285-0102 Looking for an addiCh. Ped. Beautiful. RESTORED CUSHMAN tion to the family? 2 M, 2 F. Show or call 865-681-3030 Motorscooter, 1952, MOVING SALE. Visit Young-Williams quality. 865-567-6271 mod. 65A, Road Kenmore cabinet sewing SUNNYBROOK 2002, Animal Center, the ***Web ID# 417044*** King. Looks, runs, machine, 3 swivel bar 27', sleeps 4, with official shelter for & rides exc. Has stools, Stiffel floor Cavalier King Charles bath, exc cond., Knoxville & won many awards. lamp, orig. & print Spaniels, AKC pups, $6500. 865-966-5028 Knox County. $4500. 865-805-8038 art. Call for details, $2,000. 828-331-8285; Call 215-6599 865-603-1348; 865-603-7366 SUZUKI 125 DR 2007, ***Web ID# 419943*** or visit exc. cond. new rear SOFA w/blue tones, tire. $1100. CHIHUAHUA PUPS $100. Blue wing Call 865-577-2079. CKC, shots, males, chair $50. Japanese 3 slide outs, fawn, $350. Call/text chest very ornate SUZUKI 2006, S-50, 5,300 Titan 31' BWKS 865-919-8167 Farmer’s Market 150 $150. Tables, wood/ mi. Exc. Cond., lots of new refrig., ***Web ID# 418426*** green paint, 2 end, 1 extras, Not a scratch light alum. $14,600. sofa & 1 cocktail, on it. $3,250; 865-363-4295 YOUNG black DACHSHUNDS, Mini 12 865-599-8712; 599-8911. $175/set. Sleigh bed, Cows, 5 with calves, Puppies. Various colors. perfect, Queen, ***Web ID# 415715*** Suzuki 650 2001 Cruiser, seven, 6-8 mo. bred. Long hair. Prices vary. $250. White enamel windshield, saddlePhone 865-719-9598 865-828-3930; 865-621-7072 metal bed, perfect, backrest, low 237 bags, mi, $1950. 865-230-2098 m o rg an s m in i do x i e s . co m 4000 FORD Diesel complete, $400. Top Motor Homes & bottom Whirlpool with loader, $8200. DOBERMAN PUPS, refrig, 17 cu.ft., 1996 32' NEWMAR No. 135 MF Diesel purebred, avail. Autos Wanted 253 white, $100. Billiard 17,000 act. mi., $4500. 600 Ford Gas 6/16. M & F. Taking table, red felt cover, $20,000. $3200; 865-922-8694 dep. 865-789-0929 beautiful, $350. Foos 865-933-2725 A BETTER CASH or 865-556-8694. ***Web ID# 417502*** ball, like new, $75. OFFER for junk cars, 865-225-6964 Tellico 2003 Forest River, 38', trucks, vans, running English Bulldogs, Caterpillar eng., Village or not. 865-456-3500 AKC, M&F, 3 litters, Building Materials 188 Cummings trans., 2 M $1200, F $1300. slides, stainless steel 865-269-4607; 660-7781 6 PIECES double Household Appliances 204a appls., 24K mi, exc shape, $54,900. 865GERMAN SHEPHERD metal truss, 5 1/2" W 216-3872; 259-8030 x 26" H, 45' long. Call MALE & FEMALE MAYTAG FOR JUNK CARS for more info. on AKC, Black & tan Neptune Washer & BOUNDER 2008 And also Buying both, 865-803-3633. 865-856-6548 Dryer. Stillman Grill, 36 ft., full body paint, Scrap Metal, Aluminum $100 each. 865-274-2749 exc. cond., all Wheels & Batteries. GERMAN SHEPHERD CHAIN LINK Fence 6 upgrades, 4 door ft, seven 50' rolls, Pups, females, family refrig. w/icemaker, brand new, $75 per raised, 1st shots, Collectibles 213 W/D combo, Automatic roll. 865-924-9384 $175. 865-712-2366 satellite, level & ***Web ID# 417435*** awning, split bath, Auto Accessories 254 NEW Metal Building, 027 Gauge Elec. extra lg. shower, no 50' W x 120' L. compl. GREAT PYRENEES, Trains, Trap Door smoke, no pets, 2 AKC, 2 lrg fem. w/roof ends & sides, all Musket, German WWII slides. Asking $67,500. items, autographs, (gentle giants) 9 wks, bolts & hrdware, never 5'x8', for truck, $350. NADA is 79,269. erected, 6,000 sq ft. 865$550. 865-216-5770 Swiss cuckoo clock. Phone 865-924-9384 Can be seen in the 803-3633 ***Web ID# 417371*** Gary 865-604-3740 Sevierville area. Call 813-716-1962. Japillon (Japanese 257 Chin & Papillion), 7 Lawn-Garden Equip. 190 Antiques 216 ***Web ID# 418463*** Trucks wks, M $300, F $350. CARDINAL 5th Wheel Honda Ridgeline 2013, 423-442-9996 2003, 1999 Ford F250 ***Web ID# 417096*** 2007 John Deere riding RTL, 4x4, 300 mi, all mower w/72" deck, diesel, great pkg, factory opts., maroon diesel, zero turns, Bedroom Suite, 4 pc, adult owned, many ext., LAB PUPPIES, tan int., navigation, low hrs, $6900. 423- $2400. Ribbon Mahog. extras. $19,900/bo. 5 absolutely gorgeous, moonroof, 6 mos old, 312-0479; 423-581-2320 865-207-4746. English block heads, Dining Room Set. $37,000, cost $42,000. 1st time advertised, $2400. Exc. cond. See 865-429-8585 8 wks. Shots. Ready 2007 - X728 John online ad for details. ITASKA IMPULSE 24 Deere riding mower ft Class C with lots of to go. 1 white M 865-309-0456 tractor w/54" mower perks! 2012, exc. 4 Wheel Drive 258 $1,000; 2 choc. M $900 deck, 4 wh. dr. Exc. cond. Under 10k mi. ea; 2 black F $800 cond./garaged. New $49,500. 650-454-643 ea. 865-313-0929 CHEVY TAHOE LT $11,569; sell $7500. Wanted To Buy 222 ***Web ID# 416996*** WINNEBAGO, Class 2007, 116 mi., 1 Utility trlr, 8'x5', A, 30 ft, 56k mi, owner, 4x4, leather SHELTIE PUPPIES, WANT VENDSTAR 3 capable of hauling heated sts, DVD, queen bed, gen., AKC. Parents on the X728, $2000; sm. slot candy vend. mach., exc. cond. $23,500. $19,900. Red. 1 3'x4' JD util. wagon or other 3 slot candy mach. site. 3 F, 2 M, $300. 865-986-9705 owner. 865-607-9923. 865-984-4770; 208-1185. 865-654-0978 $200. 865-988-9107




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DODGE RAM SLT CAMARO RS 2013, red, all options, 4475 2006 HD 4x4 2500 Lone mi. $21,900. Sr. Star turbo diesel, new tires, 182K mi., $19,800. owned. 865-579-7600 865-599-8712; 599-8911. ***Web ID# 416212***


Comm Trucks Buses 259 FORD 1950 F5 DUMP TRUCK $900. Call 865-947-7140

Antiques Classics 260 AC Cobra Replica, 351 Windsor, 5 sp Tremec, Jag rear, soft top, many extras. Excellent condition. Asking $30,000/b.o. 931-7078510 or 931-335-7032.


FORD THUNDERBIRD 2002, 7000 mi, white w/red & grey leather int. 865-221-0643 LINCOLN Town Car 2005, 60K, gar. kept, lady driven, show rm cond. $9500. 865-717-0743



ANTIQUE NOS & used car parts for 30's, 40's & 50's. Garage is full, must sell all due to moving. 865-300-3547 MERCEDES 420SEL, 1987; Garg. Kept; $3,900 8654032927; 8654940030

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CHEVROLET EQUINOX LT, 2008, 80k mi, heated leather seats, CD, MP3, alloy whls, all power, sunroof, $10,465. 865-388-3477

^ DODGE DURANGO CHRISTIAN WOMAN seeks house to clean 2002, 1 owner, very in West Knox/Farr clean, $7,000. Call area. Quality work, 865-688-1966. guaranteed. Refs available. 388-0084

330 HONDA CRV SE 2011, Flooring 4WD, 34,000 actual mi., fully equipped. CERAMIC TILE in$17,995. 865-382-0365. stallation. Floors/ walls/ repairs. 33 HONDA PILOT 2010 yrs exp, exc work! EXL, leather, sunrf, John 938-3328 33k mi, exc. cond. $17,900. 423-295-5393 LINCOLN Navigator, 2007, Very Good Condition, Loaded, Rarity Bay 865-387-6234; NISSAN MURANO 2009, merlot w/tan lthr int., seat warmers, sunrf, Bose sound system. 70K mi, $20,000 obo. 865-6796025 or 483-3331 eves



HAROLD'S GUTTER SERVICE. Will clean front & back $20 & up. Quality work, guaranteed. Call 288-0556.

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PERKINS LANDSCAPE & LAWNCARE SATURN VUE 2004, Spring Specials! good cond., cold AC, $3,995. 865-227- Res. Lawns $25. Brn hdwd mulch $30/yd 7075; 865-947-8098 installed. Dyed mulch $45/yd installed. Brush removal/ Imports 262 cleanup. 865-250-9405 BMW 2013 328i Hardtop conv. Like new. 9K mi. $31,900. 423-295-5393


BMW 330ci 2001, 85K 922-4136 or 218-WEST(9378) mi, AT, black/tan, books/records, $8900 Painting / Wallpaper 344 obo. 865-300-2537 ***Web ID# 413471*** Powell's Painting & Remodeling - ResiBMW Z3 Roadster 2001, dential & Commercial. 3.01, 97,800 mi, white Free Estimates. 865& tan conv., exc cond, 771-0609 $11,000. 865-696-9900 INFINITI Q45, 2005 Excellent condition, Loaded. Rarity Bay; 865-387-6234

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LEXUS 330 2004, orig. tires, 66K mi., pearl white, gar. kept, immac., $15,900. 423-519-3748. LEXUS ES300 1992, Michelin tires, Garg. Kept; $3,750 8654032927; 8654940030 MERCEDES BENZ 2013 C300, 10K mi, black w/tan lthr, $24,500. 423-295-5393 Nissan Maxima SE 1999, 2nd owner. red, Bose syst. 161k mi. All maint. rec. $3500. 865-577-0647 NISSAN VERSA 2011, 43K miles, new tires, great MPG. $9,000. Call or Text Rick 916-716-4206 ^


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June 11, 2014

Shakespeare shines on Market Square By Sh B Shana Raley-Lusk R l L k It may seem like a bit of a stretch to combine top-notch entertainment, literary education, the atmosphere of the great outdoors, and an exciting night downtown. But, thanks to the Tennessee Stage Companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s special nightly performances of two of Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plays this summer, that challenge can be easily met in Knoxville. The two plays chosen to be performed this summer are â&#x20AC;&#x153;Much Ado About Nothingâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Titus Andronicus.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Philosophically, we always try to balance the plays, for instance, a comedy with a tragedy,â&#x20AC;? says Tom Parkhill, Founding Artistic Director with Tennessee Stage Company. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We started with the idea that we would do the big well-known titles for Shakespeare on the Square, but of course, you cannot always choose those. â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Titusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is not as well-known, so we balanced that with the ever popular â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Much Ado About Nothing.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Titus Andronicusâ&#x20AC;? has not been performed for Shakespeare on the Square previous to this year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is very dark, but was actually Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most popular play during his own lifetime,â&#x20AC;? Tom adds. The companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal is to make a dark and violent play beautiful by using stylized movement as a storytelling device. For the performances, the company spends a considerable amount of time

Brian Bonner as Tybalt and Jenny Ballard as Mercutio fight to the death in a previous production of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Romeo and Juliet.â&#x20AC;? Photo submitted and energy creating the perfect backdrop. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We build our own stage and tie it onto the pavilion,â&#x20AC;? Tom explains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We put up a backdrop and it is built to somewhat resemble The Globe Theatre in London. It is a one-level, flat stage.â&#x20AC;? As in years past, the company will be performing the plays free of charge, but will also pass a basket for donations at each performance. They recommend a $10 per person donation if possible. Fun for the whole family, Shakespeare on the Square brings the past to life as it explores the dynamic and seemingly

endless meanings in the writing of William Shakespeare. If you are looking for the best seats in the house, so to speak, the company invites you to reserve VIP seating for $15 per person. A bottle of water is also included with the reservation. For those who prefer the cool comfort of indoors this time of year, Tennessee Stage Company will once again be offering two indoor performances of the plays at the Square Room located at 4 Market Square. The cost to view the plays indoors is $10. Tennessee Stage Company is offer-

ing a couple of other opportunities for the community to experience the plays firsthand. Shakespeare Out Loud is a quarterly reading of one of Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plays held at Lawson McGhee Library downtown. Typically held on the third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m., these readings are free, fun, and everyone is welcome. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This helps everyone gain exposure to the plays in a new format, and each attendee has the opportunity to read at these events,â&#x20AC;? Tom says. This is also a chance for the company to explore plays that have not yet been performed on Market Square. Another offering this year, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shakesology,â&#x20AC;? gives play-goers the opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at the play prior to its performance and provides a study of the play being performed on Market Square. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a sort of guide to each play and even looks at the given playâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s film history,â&#x20AC;? Tom explains. These performances and events are an ideal way to combine culture, learning, and fun this summer. Shakespeare on the Square will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Much Ado About Nothingâ&#x20AC;? July 17, 19, 25, 27 and 31, and Aug. 2, 8, 10, 14, and 16; and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Titus Andronicusâ&#x20AC;? July 18, 20, 24 and 26, and Aug. 1, 3, 7, 9, 15 and 17. All performances start at 7 p.m. on Market Square in downtown Knoxville. Info:




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Flatwater equals fun By Carol Zinavage

Sande MacMorran with his painstakingly restored Wenonah canoe Photos by Carol Zinavage

Sande MacMorran of North Knoxville likes nothing better than calm water and a sleek canoe. MacMorran, retired UT professor of tuba and current tubist with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, was at one time an active racing member of the U.S. Canoe Association. Between 1993 and 2005, he placed in the National Championship in standard class racing three times. “Those were 17-mile races,” he remembers. “One stroke a second.” He mimes the rowing and chants the cadence: “A thousand one-two-threefour, a thousand one-two-threefour.” MacMorran (his first name is pronounced “Sand”) comes from what he describes as “hot racing canoe country” – Spencer, Ind. After receiving his degrees – a bachelor’s degree in music education from Ball State University and a master’s degree in performance from the University of Wisconsin in Madison – he did a stint with the U.S. Army Band. “We

were stationed in Washington, D.C.,” he says. “We were the nation’s band during the Vietnam War.” In 1974 he came to UT as professor of tuba and taught there until he retired in December of 2013. During that time he also served as the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s Associate Conductor, the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra’s conductor, and music director/conductor for the Appalachian Ballet Company, a position he still holds. Speaking of his favorite pastime, he says, “You go to the Northeast and the Midwest – there’s lots of paddling. There are paddling clubs all over – it’s a way of life. But people are much less active down here. “Tennessee has world-class whitewater, but we also have the best flatwater and, in my opinion, the best variety of flatwater paddling in the country. There are gorgeous flatwater rivers everywhere in the state, and they’re not used much.” While he’d like to see the sport become more popular, he doesn’t mind

the fact that his paddling trips are so uncrowded. “The rivers are mine!” he declares, laughing, “and I share them with Liz!” He’s speaking of his friend Liz Offringa, who is originally from The Hague, Holland. The retired flight attendant and office manager met MacMorran in a coffee shop on Market Square three years ago. He heard her lilting Dutch accent and the two got to talking. “What’s the best orchestra in the world?” he asked and she immediately answered, “The Royal Concertgebouw [of Amsterdam]!” The two share a love of music, nature and an active lifestyle. He’s recently introduced her to his beloved flatwater via a pair of kayaks. “Kayaks are becoming more popular,” notes Offringa. “They seem easier and they’re inexpensive.” When the two invited me and a friend to come along on a recent Saturday, I was thrilled. We put in at the Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge boat dock and paddled down the French Broad River, three of us with kayaks and Sande with his canoe. “There’s nothing like a canoe,” he said. “They’re so smooth.” He did indeed handle the craft as an extension of his body, easily maneuvering

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Sande MacMorran and Liz Offringa in MacMorran’s “boatyard”

The former racing canoeist points out a rock formation on the French Broad River.

around the river, speeding ahead or coming alongside another boat to chat. It’s no trick to spot the former racer in his form and style. He knows the river well. “There’s a reef up there,” he called, pointing ahead to a visual line in the water. Indeed, the deep water gave way to a shelf about two feet below the surface, a formation MacMorran identified as part of an island in the distance. It was a good chance to hop out and dunk, and I did. “Need any help?” another kayaker – the only other one on the river – called out from a distance. “No thanks!” I laughed. “It’s shallow!” It’s a funny feeling to be standing in thigh-high water in the middle of the French Broad River. We pulled alongside a high rock wall that had been carved out below by the current. “There’s a cave up there,” said MacMorran. We speculated on its occupants. In a little while, we came upon another natural formation.


“This is the healthiest, happiest poison ivy you’re ever going to see!” laughed MacMorran, using his paddle to point to a vine growing high on the rock and sporting dinner-plate-sized leaves. A blue heron seemed to stay with us during the entire trip. Several times we observed the magnificent waterfowl lifting from its riverside perch and soaring into flight, just ahead of us. Each time, we were stunned into silence by the bird’s beauty and grace. Everyone should experience this. And it’s just out our back door. “You know, when you think about it, this country was founded on canoe travel, what with the Hudson’s Bay Company, fur traders, and the like,” said MacMorran. “It’s very much a part of American history.” Back home in North Knoxville, he proudly shows off the watercraft collection he keeps in the boatyard he built behind his house. Among his favorites are a

single-person racing canoe that weighs only 18.5 pounds. “Those things are like riding a green bean down the river. They’re real ‘tippy.’” Another treasure is a wooden canoe made by the Wenonah company. He and his friend D. Scot Williams, a cellist with the KSO who is also a fine cabinetmaker, restored the historic craft, adding exquisitely detailed woodwork. In retirement, MacMorran still enjoys teaching and has private students, some of whom pay no lesson fee. But he’s glad to have more time to do the other things that he enjoys, like working on his historic North Knoxville home, cooking, and, of course, getting out on the water with Liz, other friends and his daughter Grace, who’s also an avid kayaker. “I wouldn’t live anywhere else in the world,” he says. “I just like to be on the beautiful water around here in any form, on any boat.”

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Farmers markets offer farm-fresh food, new experiences By Shana Raley-Lusk When it comes to the availability of farm-fresh produce, East Tennessee has a lot to be thankful for this summer. With farmers markets springing up all around the Knoxville area, there are plenty of ways for local shoppers to find unique products, fresh delicious food, and lots of fun new experiences for every member of the family. But the importance of farmers markets goes far beyond the wholesome veggies and fruits proudly displayed at the markets. “Farmers markets are a great way to connect with your community, for customers and producers,” said Charlotte Tolley, director of the Market Square Farmers Market in downtown Knoxville. “Customers can talk to the people that grow their food and learn new ways to incorporate locally grown foods into their diets, and learn to experience new things.” These markets provide important opportunities for the farmers as well, though. “Farmers and producers are able to get direct feedback from their customers and grow their businesses, as well as talk to

other growers and producers to collaborate and learn from each other,” Tolley added. For many, spending those hard-earned dollars at a farmers market just feels good. “Our shoppers know that their dollars are going straight to a small business owner in their community,” Tolley said. Jeff Cannon, organizer of the Dixie Lee Farmers Market in Farragut, shared similar insights about the value of farmers markets in general. “Our main focus is to provide the community with goods made by the community,” Jeff said. “Our market is a no-resale, producer-only farmers market. Plus it’s a great chance for the consumer to meet the farmer who grew the food they are purchasing.” Some markets go far above and beyond the sale of fruits and vegetables. The Maryville Farmers Market, for instance, offers children’s activities as well as products from Blackberry Farms. And they are not alone in their quest to provide customers with one-of-a-kind experiences. Many of the local markets offer organic choices, plants, artisan crafts, meat, milk, and even ice cream.

With all of these exciting options to mesh shopping with entertainment, be sure to check out what these local markets have to offer this summer. It is an experience which may just turn into a weekly ritual. Most markets operate May through at least October.

LOCAL FARMERS MARKETS ■ Dixie Lee Farmers Market; Renaissance Center, Farragut; Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon. ■ Market Square Farmers Market; Market Square, Downtown Knoxville; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. ■ Union County Farmers Market; Main Street, Maynardville; 4-7 p.m. Friday. ■ New Harvest Farmers Market; New Harvest Lane off Washington Pike; 3-6 p.m. Thursday. ■ Dandridge Farmers Market; corner of Meeting Street and Gay Street, downtown Dandridge; Saturday 9 a.m. to noon. ■ Maryville Farmers Market; downtown Maryville; Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon, or until sell-out. ■ Marble Springs Farmers Market; Marble Springs State Historic Site; 3-6 p.m. Thursday. ■ University of Tennessee Farmers Market; UT Gardens off Neyland Drive; 4-7 p.m. May 14 through Oct. 22.

Donna Riddle of Seven Springs Farm at the New Harvest Farmers Market Photo by S. Raley-Lusk

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