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Sparks of Life By Reneé Kesler Sports play a pivotal role throughout all of history, including African American history. The Beck Cultural Exchange Center, “the place where African American history and culture are Joe Fishback preserved,” has in its archives a plethora of sports icons Knoxville has produced. World heavyweight boxing champion “Big John” Tate, professional basketball player and NBA coach Elston Turner, general manager of the Oakland Raiders and former NFL linebacker Reggie McKenzie, college scout and former NFL guard Raleigh McKenzie, and former NFL running back LeRoy Thompson are just a few of the sports figures who have called Knoxville home. Yet indisputably, my personal all-time favorite athlete was a member of the state championship football team and graduate of Austin East High School Class of 1986, my brother, Joe Fishback. Fishback was inducted into the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame in 2016 after completing a highly decorated National Football League career. During his professional career, he excelled with the Atlanta Falcons and was a member of the Dallas Cowboys’ Super Bowl XXVIII team. Prior to his NFL career, Fishback was a collegiate athlete at Carson-Newman University under the leadership of coach Ken Sparks. The accomplishments that Fishback, a fouryear starter, achieved while at Carson-Newman under Sparks include NAIA All-American who participated in four consecutive national championship contests 1986-1989, bringing the title home in ’86, ’88 and ’89. In 1989, he was runner-up for the NAIA National Player of the Year award, was named South Atlantic Conference Defensive Player of the Year, was recipient of the title Carson Newman Male Athlete of the Year, and in 2013, was inducted into Carson-Newman’s Athletic Hall of Fame. While Fishback played with some of the greatest names in NFL history, he has also had the opportunity to be coached by the best. Positively, Coach Sparks, along with other outstanding coaches, have had a profound influence on his life and career.

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Members of Girl Scout Troop 20602 gathered at Beaver Ridge United Methodist Church recently to assemble more than 50 flood kit buckets bound for United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) Sagar Brown Depot in Baldwin, La. Missions team member Sylvia Creswell said UMCOR sends thousands of flood kits worldwide. “Anytime there is a natural disaster worldwide, Sagar Brown Depot, in conjunction with UMCOR, sends out these buckets filled with cleaning supplies including rubber gloves, masks, rope, clothes pins, dishwashing liquid and many other useful items. They send thousands upon thousands of these kits annually, so replenishing the inventory is a constant project among Methodist churches.” The project was a labor of love among the church congregation, who donated much needed supplies and raised the $45 per kit necessary to fill each bucket. Members of Girl Scout Troop 20602 assembled more than 50 flood kits at Beaver Ridge United Methodist Church Friday, March 30. Helping out are Elisabeth Addis, 10, Rebekah Emery, 11, Emma Creswell, 10; (back) Emma Styles, 12, To page A-3 Katelyn Pehrson, 11. Photo by Nancy Anderson

Immanuel Church finds new home at HVA Immanuel Church, a West Park Baptist Church plant, found a new home at Hardin Valley Academy Sunday, March 26. More than 200 people gathered for an uplifting message delivered by pastor Derrick Griz and progressive music led by pastor Jared Raby followed by a luncheon of barbecue sandwiches and homemade desserts. The seed church began meeting in Farragut Middle School last October, but found facilities limitations burdensome. Church personnel had to lay down a tarp then set up and

By Betty Bean A couple of days before Chris Blue headed out to Los Angeles to take the next step toward his future, he stopped by Peace and Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church to say thank you. Nobody was there, but he stood in front of the church and posted a video to Facebook with the following message: “Earlier today I had the privilege of going to where it all started when me and my family moved to Tennessee!! You’ll hear me say it till I can’t say it no more!!.... Thank you ALL SO much for all of your prayers Love and support!!!! GOD BLESS YOU ALL!! I love you!!!” Diane Jordan, whose husband, John W. Jordan, is pastor at Peace and Goodwill, remembers the first time she saw Chris and his family. Her brother Kevin had been raving about some talented kids. The eldest boy, PJ, went to Bearden High School with Kevin’s son. The family was new to Knoxville, and Kevin wanted the Jordans to invite them to sing at Peace and Goodwill. The next Sunday, the Blue Brothers walked into the church

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plus we have designated and more secure areas for childcare.” According to Griz, the seed church was commissioned to fulfill a growing need in West Knoxville. “With the growing population of West Knox County, we were officially commissioned by West Park Baptist last October. “Hardin Valley Academy is a growing and vibrant community, the perfect place for a church plant. To page A-11

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take down 200 chairs in addition to setting up child care in the hallways each Sunday. “We’re very thankful to have found a new home here at Hardin Valley Academy,” said Griz. We were meeting at Farragut Middle and while we’re thankful for that opportunity, it was hard setting up church every Sunday. Just setting up the chairs alone took a lot of time and we had to lay down a tarp to protect the gym floor. “Here we have the auditorium, which is very nice and has more than enough seats

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and into the Jordans’ hearts. “They were like the Jackson Five, but they were singing gospel. Chris, the baby, was Michael. He was only 10 years old and he was this big,” she said, measuring out about 4 feet from the floor. “We immediately adopted them as our godchildren – those five boys and the two girls, too.” From then until now, Diane Jordan has relentlessly promoted the Blue Brothers. Chris would preach his first sermon at Peace and Goodwill when he was 12. He was ordained at 13. “The whole Peace and Goodwill family embraced us with so much love,” PJ Blue said. Today, Chris is 26, and poised on the brink of stardom. He’s the crowd favorite on NBC’s popular talent show “The Voice,” and after his first appearance, celebrity judge Blake Shelton predicted he’d win it all. The Blue family moved here from Florida in August 2000, after their mother, Janice, made a prayerful decision to make a new life in a new place.

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Chris Blue is the crowd favorite on NBC’s “The Voice.” “It was a faith move,” she said. “God had been speaking to me, and I knew that with God on my side, I could make it.” She researched different cities and narrowed her choices to Charlotte, Atlanta, Nashville, Chattanooga and Knoxville, but wasn’t certain where she was supposed to go until she encountered a prophet at a church conference in Dublin, Ga. “There was a man of God, ministering prophetically, and he called me out. He didn’t know my situation, but I’d asked God before I went

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to the conference – ‘School is about to start. Where would you have us to go? Which city? And when?’ “The Prophet said, ‘I see you and your children moving to the state of Tennessee.’ I said, ‘OK, but which city? I need to be sure.’ The man of God said, ‘I see you and your family established in the city of Knoxville.’ But he didn’t say when.” After the Sunday service, he told her she’d be leaving within a few days. By Wednesday, the Blues had their U-Haul and everything they needed for the journey. PJ, whose given name is Earnest, was a surrogate father to his younger siblings (his email handle is IMFirstof7). Today, he is an assistant minister at Trinity Tabernacle Church of God in Christ. His deep, resonant voice gives him away as the basso profundo in the family choir. Next is Julius – nicknamed Maestro (he plays multiple instruments, has earned a degree in music from the University of Tennessee and is minister of music at Peace and Goodwill). Michael (Mookie) plays semi-professional To page A-3






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Spring Cleanup Day

Susan Kohlbusch, Joy and Ella Murphey, Dan and Sharon Gerber, and Eric Intemann join other residents in a spring cleanup day in Hardin Valley.

Blake, Addison and Brandon Noe work along the roadside. For three hours on Saturday, March 25, a small army of volunteers turned out to clean up trash along 17 miles of road in Hardin Valley. “We had 81 volunteers who picked up 142 bags of trash,” said coordinator Chrys Huston. “The weather was awesome.” Food City provided water, orange juice and doughnuts. Knox County provided four volunteer police officers and cars to patrol the roads to temper traffic for the volunteers’ safety.

Medals for West High School

The West High School Science Olympiad team earned high marks in the state competition March 25 at the University of Tennessee. The WHS students medaled in nine of 23 events, winning second place in Chemistry Lab, Disease Detectives, Electric Vehicle, Helicopter, and Wind Power; fifth in Astronomy and Rocks and Minerals; and sixth in Anatomy and Optics. Team members are (front row) Sloan Newton, Sami Isaac, Alexa Isaac, Reed Cooper; (back row) Elissa LaPointe, Yukai Tomsovic, Walker Smith, Blair Johnson, Ben Gibbons, Jeremy Long, Gabi Nodit and Brantly Hallford (not pictured: Kinley Koontz and Amy van der Merwe). Faculty sponsor is chemistry teacher and Science Department chair Elissa LaPointe.

Comcast expands outdoor hotspots Comcast has recently completed installation of nearly 600 new Xfinity WiFi outdoor hotspots throughout the Knoxville region, giving Comcast customers more than 50,000 total hotspots in the area. Locations of Comcast’s outdoor hotspots include public spaces like parks, schools and colleges, hospitals, shopping centers, hotels and other tourist attractions. Local access points include the Old City, downtown, the Fort Sanders area near UT, West Town shopping district and other venues. Info/hotspot finder map:

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Blue family basketball. Johnathan plays drums at Eternal Life Fellowship Church. Ashley is a police officer at the University of Tennessee and is taking college classes in her field. Strawberry is married and raising children. Chris is a worship leader at Cokesbury United Methodist Church. Janice divides her time between Florida and Knoxville, where she has grandchildren and her pick of places to stay. They remain close to the Jordans, who introduced them to other churches and relentlessly spread the word when they were getting started. Diane, a former Knox County commissioner

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Missions Team members Sylvia Creswell and Charlotte Delozier assemble a flood kit bucket.

Sparks of Life

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I shall never forget the day my mother dropped off “Joey” as we affectionately call him, at Carson-Newman. That day, in addition to reminding her son of his responsibility to uphold the values and principles that she had instilled throughout his life, she also had a motherly chat with the coach. In so many words, my mother expressed to Coach Sparks that she was entrusting her baby to his care. She was holding him responsible for her pride and joy.

Caeley Gullett has been named a Beckman Scholars recipient at Vanderbilt University for the 2017-2018 academic year. She is a sophomore majoring in neuroscience with a minor in French. Caeley is the daughter of Girl Scout dad Kevin Addis lends a helping hand hammering Brian and Dana Gullett and lids onto the buckets. is a 2015 graduate of Hardin Valley Academy.

Today it gives me great pleasure to report that Coach Sparks did more than care for her baby, he propelled him to become a successful man on the gridiron and in life. This past Wednesday, Coach Ken Sparks died after a courageous battle with cancer. A mighty man of God and a remarkable icon bid farewell to this life. No doubt, he will be sorely missed. Yet, I am truly grateful that because of who he was to so many, my family included, the Sparks of life continue. “Thank you, Coach Sparks, well done, well done.”

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and an East Knoxville political powerhouse, remembers only one slight bump in the road. It makes her laugh. “Kevin told me PJ could really sing. I said, ‘Great!’ and PJ said, ‘If you can afford us.’ If you can afford us – that little smart alec boy stood there and said that to me!” She and PJ share a belly laugh. PJ remembers himself as a kid trying to get the hang of the business side of music, but concedes that he could have been more tactful. “I didn’t realize I was standing in front of the Queen of Knoxville, or I might have reworded it.”


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The girls in Troop 20602 assembled the buckets in record time, exhibiting good teamwork while earning a community service badge and learning that victims of natural disasters sometimes need a helping hand. “The girls really didn’t have a concept that flood victims may not be able to run down to their local Dollar Tree to buy cleaning supplies like we did. People all over the world use these buckets to reclaim their homes and avoid things like mold,” said Creswell. “They learned what it means to be part of a missions project and reach out to people all over the world with a simple act of kindness.”

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News from Pope’s Plant Farm

Variety is what we’re about! Early spring in East Tennessee is an exciting time. Certainly at the nursery, an overabundance of plant options can be found. Many native flowering trees such as dogwood, redbud and serviceberry can easily find a home in your garden. Popular flowering shrubs such as rhododendron, viburnum, camellia, and forsythia are great options to add color to your spring landscape. Viburnum in particular seem to hold a special place in our hearts. Commonly called snowball bush, the medium to large shrubs are generally very hardy, and many varieties add tremendous sized flowers and fragrance to your garden. On the smaller end of the scale are the many flowering perennials that bloom in early spring. Candytuft, creeping phlox and dianthus are all great, low-growing flowering ground covers that help fill the edges of your landscape beds with carpets of color. Dianthus is a personal favorite because of its compact habit and evergreen foliage. Most of these spring flowering plants don’t bloom for a particularly long time, but that is part of their charm. It’s through a combination of various bloom times, colors and textures that we achieve year-round interest in our gardens. Whether you’re driving down the highway, hiking your favorite trail, or working in your backyard, take a moment to appreciate the natural beauty of East Tennessee.

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What if John Adams were on Twitter? By Kip Oswald

Bomed Pham serves soup to a guest in a handcrafted pineapple-shaped bowl at Einstein Bros. Bagels in Farragut.

Empty bowls, full hearts By Ruth White Farragut High School National Art Honor Society students and former students spent hours creating 120 bowls to help FISH Hospitality Pantries through the 17th annual Empty Bowls event. Each ticket cost guests $15 and with that money, FISH is able to feed a family of four for a week. Guests filled their bowls with homemade soups at Einstein Bros. Bagels in Farragut and took home their handcrafted bowl as a reminder of the empty bowls in the community. Yvonne Kidder, owner of the Turkey Creek Einstein Bros. Bagels, became involved with the project several years ago when her daughter was a member of the NAHS and has continued to support the project through donation of food and dining space. For the meal, tables were covered in tablecloths, and flowers adorned each. Live music was played softly in the background as people gathered and chatted over a simple yet worthwhile meal. In addition to the 120 bowls sold prior to the event, the group held a raffle for five bowls, with the money raised also going to FISH.

SCHOOL NOTES ■■ Central Baptist Church-Bearden’s Children’s Consignment Sale, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, April 7, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday,

I asked my brothers, sisters and cousins if they studied the pre sident s in their social studies or government classes. All of us study about some of our pre sident s Kip who served at different times during our country’s history, but I decided that maybe all the presidents really don’t get studied by the time we get out of school. That makes sense, because I am finding Farragut High alum Heather Winter and her mom, Rhonda, that when I ask really smart support the 17th annual Empty Bowls event to help end hun- adults what they know ger in Knoxville. Photos by Ruth White about some presidents, I am getting a stunned look. This week, I asked what they knew about our second president, John Adams, and they thought I meant John Adams, the News Sentinel sportswriter! So, I had to rephrase that I meant President John Adams! Then, I found they knew nothing about him, which at least meant I didn’t have to correct any misunderstandings about this president like I did about George Washington. Actually, if there had been Twitter, there could have been many great tweets during his presidency. John Adams was the first president to live in the White House, even though his wife called it her Farragut High students and alumni created 120 bowls to sell in “chilly castle” because they an effort to help end hunger in Knoxville. This beautiful bowl moved in before most of the rooms were finished. She was raffled off with others as part of the fundraising event. even hung her clothes to dry in some of the unfinished April 8, 6300 Deane Hill Drive. Proceeds will be donated to the rooms. West Hills Elementary School FOOD 4 Kids Program. Consignor/ Adams was not only the volunteer registration is open through 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5. Info/registration:;; 865-588-0586.

first lawyer to become president of the United States, he was also the first vice president to be elected president. Adams and Thomas Jefferson were in the White House together as Jefferson served as Adams’ vice president, and ran against him for president. When Jefferson won the election, though, Adams became one of only 10 presidents to lose re-election. He and Jefferson then became enemies and joined different political parties, and Adams refused to attend Jefferson’s inauguration. Adams and Jefferson died on the same day, July 4, 1826, exactly 50 years after the Declaration of Independence. Tweets from President Adams could be: John Adams @FoundingFather So proud that one of three buildings at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., is named the John Adams Building. John Adams @FoundingFather In 1798, I signed an act of Congress for the creation of the United States Marine Band, the oldest active professional musical organization in our country. John Adams @FoundingFather I pray Heaven to bestow the best of Blessings on this House and all that shall hereafter inhabit it. May none but honest and wise Men ever rule under this roof. Send your comments to More on Thomas Jefferson next week!

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Serving those who serve refugees

Clusters of joy

By Carol Z. Shane

The living, the living, they thank you, as I do this day; fathers make known to children your faithfulness. The Lord will save me, and we will sing to stringed instruments all the days of our lives, at the house of the Lord. (Isaiah 38:19-20 NRSV) Time was, in my family, that births took place in January. Mother and two of her three siblings were January babies. Daddy was also born in January, as were his father and mother. There were jokes that floated around the family about how unfair it was to have so many birthday celebrations in the same month. That pattern has shifted now, to April. My brother Warren and his wife, Libby, are April babies, as are my daughter Eden and my husband, Lewis. My daughter Jordan is a March baby, and her husband, Justin, was born in October. Like them, I am an outlier in the April pattern, because although I was due in October, I dilly-dallied around until the first wee hours of November. I am especially fond of birthdays because of their power to make what would be an otherwise ordinary day into a spe-

FAITH NOTES ■■ Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, will host Sing Out Knoxville, a folk singing circle open to everyone, 7-9 p.m. Sunday, April 9. Info: or 865-546-5643. ■■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, will hold the following Holy Week activities – Palm Sunday, April 9: children will participate in

Recently, Bridge Refugee Services took the time to thank the people who are the real “engine” of the organization – its volunteers. Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church offered its gym and food prep facilities, and volunteers from KARM’s Abundant Life Kitchen served a buffet breakfast including delicious berry muffins, French toast sticks, bacon and yogurt. Tables held exquisite carved-fruit centerpieces handmade by Howard Agnew. Individual table centerpieces were made by Tyty, a newly arrived Congolese artist and refugee. Liz Parmalee, volunteer manager, thanked everyone who had offered their time and assistance to Bridge over the past year. Volunteer Ray Levitt recounted his experiences – some distressing – when he was attempting to get a naturalized American citizen, originally from Iraq, set up with a local bank account. The highlight of the gathering was a film presented by Nicholas Geidner, associate professor at the University of Tennessee’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media, and nine of his students. Entitled “Seven Days in America,” the movie is an account of the Nyiminyeretse family’s first week in their new country. The African family, originally from Burundi, had spent over a

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cial occasion. Birthdays bring back memories, tend to bring out old pictures and stories, and celebrate the life of one person. Sometimes when I am considering the joy of birthdays, I remember the birthday of our Lord, which we celebrate with all manner of food and gifts and partying, but too easily forget the birthday Boy and the difference He made in our world and in our lives. So, let’s celebrate the gift of life, not just on birthdays, but every day, and give thanks that we are here, alive, able to enjoy this beautiful world, with all its wonders and joys and challenges! Enjoy life!

the Palm Parade at the beginning for both services; regular Wednesday night dinner moved to Thursday; Thursday, April 13: Maundy Thursday Service and dinner; Good Friday, April 14: 6:30 service; Easter Sunday, April 16: 6:30 a.m. Sunrise Service followed by regular Sunday services 9 and 11 a.m. Info: beaverridge. org, 865-690-1060.

Sunday, April 9, Palm Sunday Services, Worship with Holy Communion; 7 p.m. Thursday, April 13, Maundy Thursday; 7 p.m. Friday, April 14, Easter Cantata, “The Seven Last Words of Christ”; 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, April 16, Easter Sunday Services, Worship with Holy Communion. Info: 865-690-9201.

■■ Peace Lutheran Church, 621 N. Cedar Bluff Road, will hold the following special services – 8:30 and 10:45 a.m.

Drocella Mugorewera, executive director of Bridge Refugee Services, visits with board members the Rev. Nathan Tarr, Margaret Scobey and Lauren Oppizzi. Photo by Carol Z. Shane decade in refugee camps before arriving in the U.S.; the apartment procured for them by Bridge case manager Katie Willocks was their first real home in 12 years. During the course of the film they are shown learning how to use mass transit, beginning English lessons, setting up a household budget and even learning how to unlock the door of their apartment with a key. Each family sponsored by Bridge receives a stipend meant to cover their initial expenses; all are encouraged to become selfsufficient as soon as possible. According to Bridge executive director Drocella Mugorewera, herself a

Rwandan immigrant, the three pillars of assimilating refugee families are: learning English, finding employment and engaging with the community. “The vast majority are hard-working,” said Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, “and they’re all about their families. The image of these folks as welfare hogs is just wrong. And usually, with any job, they have to start at the bottom.” Mugorewera agreed, saying, “they are not taking away jobs – they are filling gaps.” Some local businesses are stepping up to help. Jacquie Turner and Flo White from Prestige Cleaners said, “We are working with Bridge to

make contacts with potential employees.” Mugorewera, noting the early hour, thanked everyone for coming and quipped, “we are early birds so we get things done! We do appreciate your kindness, hospitality and generosity. My family would not have succeeded if not for people like you.” She stressed the fact that refugees have endured many hardships, are used to rising to challenges, and will always find a way, whether it’s learning English or a new skill. “Refugees get things done. They are not afraid.” If you’d like to offer time or money to Bridge Refugee Services, call 865-540-1311 or visit

■■ Solway UMC, 3300 Guinn Road, hosts a women’s Bible study 10 a.m. each Thursday. The group is led by Cindy Day. Info: 865-661-1178.

Drive. Info: 865-588-3442. ■■ Frank R. Strang Senior Center, 109 Lovell Heights Road. Info: 865-670-6693.



■■ John T. O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona St. Info: 865-523-1135.

■■ Cumberland Estates Recreation Center, 4529 Silver Hill

■■ Larry Cox Senior Center, 3109 Ocoee Trail. Info: 865546-1700.

■■ Knoxville Photo 2017 Exhibition; deadline for entries: Sunday, April 23. Info/entry form/application:

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Walking through a recently renovated 1970s-era home with Travis McKinney and Tanner Davis, owner-operators of T & T Real Estate Investments, LLC, two things are immediately apparent: they have a passion for what they do, and unwavering dedication to providing firstrate design, materials and workmanship for the properties they rejuvenate. The single-story-with-basement structure boasts a living room with vaulted ceiling and clerestory windows. Spacious and light-filled, its open plan creates a feeling of flow, and its deep deck takes advantage of the beautiful woodland setting. McKinney continually points out upgrades and design choices that enhance the space. The neutral color palette features high-end materials such as granite, marble, wood flooring, subway tile and interior shiplap siding that blend into the whole, creating a welcoming atmosphere that’s integrated and sophisticated. No one thing shouts for attention or fights with another material, and the superior quality and workmanship is immediately evident upon walking through the front door. That’s the way McKinney and Davis like it. “The master bath has high-end tile, top of the line quartz, a frameless shower door and all modern high-end fixtures,” says McKinney. “And we didn’t have to put in this built-in double wall oven, but we’re glad we did. When you’re buying a house in this price range, you expect these kinds of things.” Friends since “just before ninth grade,” the two started T & T in Tennessee’s Tri-Cities area in 2008 and

brought the business to Knoxville in 2011. Having developed a valued network of contractors, they have a capable, dependable go-to crew. “We have floor guys, HVAC guys, plumbers. Our interior designer, Liza Dewald, is amazing. We’re so fortunate that she’s part of the T & T team. She plays a major role in the designs of these homes.” McKinney and Davis value relationships, and say that most of their highly successful business has been done by word of mouth. Specializing in high-end properties, they’ve rehabbed and sold 100 houses in East Tennessee so far. It helps that they started out as real estate appraisers; McKinney is statecertified. With their solid appraisal knowledge, they greatly understand value and know the types of upgrades that add value to homes. “We don’t try to ‘cheap out,’” says McKinney. “Our clients can be very exacting – they know what they want, and they know quality when they see it.” He gazes out of one of the house’s many windows to the verdant, early-spring landscape, visible from virtually every room. The home is in a neighborhood off Lyons Bend but, says Davis, “when the trees fill out, you won’t know there’s anyone else here.” “This is what we like to do,” says McKinney. “We like to transform.” You can find T & T Real Estate Investments, LLC, online on Facebook and Twitter. This house will be listed by Travis McKinney with Keller Williams Realty, 865-591-2127.

Karns/Hardin Valley Shopper news • April 5, 2017 • A-7

The choreography of the orphans is a highlight of this production of “Annie Junior.” Pictured are orphans Alana Johnson, Madina Kholnazarova, Eliza Abernathy, Sophie Bruce, Emmy O’Hara, Emma Long and Olivia Enkema.

Bearden Middle School produces a spirited ‘Annie Junior’ By Kelly Norrell About 60 Bearden Middle School students led by choral director Scott Williams and stage director Sheryl Bruce delivered a sparkling performance of “Annie Junior” at the school March 30 and 31. The students, directors and parent helpers pulled out all the stops in this production with its radiant vocals, choreography, sets and costumes. “Annie Junior” is the same story as the Broadway musical “Annie,” about a fearless little girl in search of her parents in the Depression, only shortened to about an hour and a half. “This is a very costume- and set-heavy show,” said Williams, who with 28 years at Bearden Middle has plenty of experience putting on musicals. He and Bruce credited parents for produced costumes and

sets, which included a clothesline that hung across the stage with the slips, nightgowns and T-shirts of the orphans. Bruce, who is dance team coach at Bearden Middle, worked magic with such staging as the orphans’ choreography and a scene in New York City that has the school dance team perform a kick line. Performers like Miles Midyett, 14, (Daddy Warbucks), and Rachel Hinton, 12, (Annie), who began practicing in early January, say their roles were exciting but stressful. “This is nerve-racking but it is super fun,” said Miles, at a dress rehearsal. “It is a really fun experience getting to know all the cast members, to sing and say my lines,” added Rachel. “It is a big responsibility being the main person. If there is a slowdown, I feel like I’m the one who needs to keep it going.”

Rachel Hinton and Miles Midyett were Annie and Daddy Warbucks in the Bearden Middle School production of “Annie Junior.”

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BOBBY TODD ‘Spring Sip and See’ Celebrate the beginning of the Spring Season at the BOBBY TODD “Spring Sip & See” in Historic Downtown Sweetwater on Friday & Saturday, April 7 & 8, from 10 to 5 each day. The Annual “Spring Sip & See” will feature special sales, peach tea, sweet

treats, and fun for all with our annual Best Spring or Easter Hat Contest. Anyone wearing a Spring or Easter Hat during the two-day event will also receive 15% off all non-sale merchandise. Bring your friends and by all means, don’t forget your hats!


Spring 2017 Classes and Events Zumba • Mondays, April 17 – May 22 (6 weeks), 6:30 – 7:30 PM • Cost: $45 • Registration and payment deadline: Friday, April 14 Instructor: Karen McKinney. Routines feature interval sessions where fast and slow rhythms are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add Latin flavor to the mix and you’ve got Zumba!

class is to better equip you to decide when and how to apply for your personal social security benefits.

Contractor/Citizen Workshop on Building and Permitting in the Town • Thursday, April 6, 5:30-6:30 PM. Learn about the process of residential and commercial construction in Farragut from Town staff.

Senior Education Classes Participants must be 55 or older and bring their own devices to class. Classes are limited to five participants, so register early!

Caregiver Self Care • Monday, April 10, 1:00 PM • Cost: Free • Registration deadline: Friday, April 7 Instructor: Melanie Cahill with Choices in Senior Care. This presentation is aimed at caregivers and the importance of self-care in preventing burnout. Wills, Probates, and Estates, Oh My… • Wednesday, April 12, 6:00 PM. • Cost: Free. Instructors: Keith Alley and Andrea Anderson. Discover what really happens in probate and learn how your estate plan can help or hurt your loved ones after you’re gone. Social Security Educational Sessions (three-part series) • Wednesdays, April 19, May 17 and June 21, 10 AM – 12 PM • Cost: $65 for three classes Instructor: Derek Miser, one of three nationally certified instructors endorsed by the National Social Security Association. Classes are designed to address four important benefit areas that soon-to-be Social Security recipients should be aware of prior to electing personal benefits. This class is a must for recipients who are divorced, single, widowed, married or military veterans. The goal of the


Eating for Healthy Aging • Monday, April 24, 12:30 – 1:30 PM • Cost: Free • Registration deadline: Friday, April 21 Instructor: Jennifer Aramburo, Walgreens Pharmacy Manager. A light lunch will be provided.

Facebook for Seniors • Wednesday, April 5, 10 AM – 12 PM • Cost: $30 • Registration and payment deadline: Tuesday, April 4. Basic Samsung Galaxy Phone/Tablet for Seniors (two options) • Monday & Tuesday, April 10 & 11, 10 AM – 12 PM • Cost: $45 • Registration and payment deadline: Friday, April 7. iPad/iPhone Basics for Seniors (two options) • Monday & Tuesday, April 10 & 11, 12:30 – 2:30 PM • Cost: $45 • Registration and payment deadline: Friday, April 7. Getting the Most Out of Your Smartphone/ Tablet Camera for Seniors (two options) • Wednesday, April 12, 10 AM – 12 PM • Cost: $30 • Registration and payment deadline: Tuesday, April 11. Awesome Apps for Seniors • Wednesday, April 12, 12:30 – 2:30 PM • Cost: $30 • Registration and payment deadline: Tuesday, April 11.

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Well, bless his heart! When Mick Mulvaney, director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, stated two weeks ago that programs like Meals on Wheels are “just not showing any results,” he obviously had not been on a ridealong delivery. Farragut Mayor Ralph McGill makes it his business to participate in Mobile Meals, Knox County’s Meals on Wheels program, and he sees the benefits firsthand. During a delivery last week, McGill accompanied volunteer driver Ruben Hernandez to Farragut resident George Mandrus’ apartment. “The program provides an important service for some of our most valued citizens,” says McGill. “Inhome meal delivery enables them to continue living at home. Daily contact with volunteers like Ruben (Hernandez) provides much needed personal interaction. This organization delivers 900 meals each weekday and deserves our sincere thanks and support.” States receive funding for these programs through either Community Development Block Grants or the Department of Health and Human Services. States decide how they allocate these funds to various social service programs. The federal budget proposal would eliminate CDBGs and reduce funding to HHS by around 17 percent. In Knox County, Mobile Meals is part of the Senior Nutrition Program at the Community Action Com-

CAC manager Angela Grant looks at clippings with George Mandrus. Photo by Margie Hagen mittee Office on Aging. Roughly half of the meals are provided with government funds, with the remainder through local civic organizations and donations. According to CAC Aging Services Manager Angela Grant, “If the budget is cut, it would cause hardship to a vulnerable segment of society.” Volunteer driver Ruben Hernandez doesn’t think about budgets when he delivers meals. Retired from the Peace Corps in 2011, Hernandez says, “I just wanted to help and this is a way I can make a difference.” He keeps tabs on his “clients” and does other simple chores like bringing in the mail or taking out the trash. He is never without a smile or pleasant greeting; for some it’s the only outside interaction they have. For 89-year-old George Mandrus, Mobile Meals allows him to keep living independently. “Seniors don’t

want to go to nursing homes; they want to stay at home.” Physically, it’s hard for him to get around, so he relies on nearby family to take him to medical appointments. “The mind is still going but the body is not,” he says. A self-described “computer rat,” Mandrus runs a bond trading program for one of his sons. Right now it’s unclear how funding for Mobile Meals will be affected, but one thing is evident: the value the program provides to seniors. It’s more than just a meal. Seniors benefit from daily interaction, wellness checks and the ability to stay in their own homes longer. “These seniors are your neighbors and they should not be forgotten,” says Grant, adding, “We couldn’t do it without our volunteers.” To learn more about how you can help, visit k html or call 865-524-2786.

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Ijams Nature Center’s new executive director, Amber Parker, center, gets an enthusiastic welcome from South Knoxville neighbors – Kim Pieratt, Lyn Bales, Jake Hudson, Kenny Bradley and Shelly Conklin – at the Ijams Spring Open House. Photos by Betsy Pickle

Ijams director gets ‘warm hug’ Ijams Nature Center’s Spring Open House was the perfect forum for Ijams fans to meet new executive director Amber Parker. Parker enjoyed it as well, “just seeing how excited people are about the education programs here and Ijams in general.” Parker, who came to Ijams from the Chincoteague Bay Field Station in Wallops Island, Va., worked at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont 2001-08. “I had almost forgotten how nice people could be, and when I came to interview it was just like this warm hug all over again.” Parker, who started in February, has bought a

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home in an older subdivision near South Knoxville’s Bonny Kate Elementary School but isn’t rushing to unpack all her boxes. Other things take priority. She spent one recent Saturday hiking in the Smokies, and she’s done several hikes at Ijams. “I’m still getting to know all the trails,” she said. “I see things that we might want to work on.” She’s impressed with all

of the staff but particularly appreciates the education department. “The education staff and the effort they put into doing really quality educational programming and natureappreciation programming is very special. They really want the public to have a great experience here and to learn while they’re here.” A hiker, gardener, birdwatcher and kayaker herself, she understands that “people come to nature … from a lot of different angles.” She sees those coming together at Ijams and the Urban Wilderness. “I love the idea of having all those different avenues to appreciating our natural world.”

Veterans Legal Advice Clinic is April 12 The Veterans Legal Advice Clinic will be held noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, Knox County Public Defender’s Office, 1101 Liberty St. Attorneys will be available to provide consultations in legal issues such as: landlord/tenant, veterans benefits, bankruptcy, criminal defense, consumer protection, contract disputes, estate plan-

ning, child support, personal injury and general legal issues. The clinic is sponsored by the Knoxville Bar Association, Knoxville Barristers, Legal Aid of East Tennessee, Knox County Public Defenders Community Law Office, the University of Tennessee College of Law and the local Veterans Affairs Office.

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News from EyeXcel

40-year eye care legacy continues with a new name There is a personal touch to everything about the long-standing optometry practice of Dr. David A. Patton, O.D., including the sign in front of which he proudly stands. Dr. Patton built the frame of the new sign in his woodworking shop, a hobby he enjoys when not caring for his patients. Over the last few decades, Dr. Patton has provided care and has helped countless eyes see better, but now he is also focused on ensuring that his patients and friends are still being cared for many decades from now. Most people know Dr. Patton as the founding partner of Drs. Rhyne & Patton Optometrists, and along with Dr. M.W. Rhyne Jr., he started in 1978 with just a dream and a desire to help people. “Back in the early days when we were just

starting out, we didn’t have enough patients, so we were truck farmers growing and selling vegetables on the side. I’m glad my wife stuck around because she was definitely not happy about helping,” Dr. Patton says jokingly. A lot has changed in the nearly 40 years in practice. “We have so much better technology, medicines, diagnostic machines and treatment methods today that just didn’t exist when we first started. We can treat so many things now, and it’s exciting to see all the changes and to be a part of it; not only in eye care, but all of medicine.” The most recent change to the practice, though, has not been an advancement in medicine, but some new faces and a new name. “I knew I didn’t want the practice to just shut its doors one

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Together with the new partners, Dr. Patton decided it was time for a name change. Instead of sticking with the old name that includes the last names of the original doctors, Dr. Patton thought it was the right time for a new identity that will carry the practice forward for the new doctors and next generation. “When I step down one day, I’ll know that this is a premier and thriving practice with a great name and reputation in the community that offers all aspects of vision care.”

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Angela Floyd & Friends present …

Cash For Classrooms Powell Elementary special ed teacher Judy Barnes and Angela Floyd show some of the fidgets purchased to help relieve stress for students. Photos by Ruth White

Angela Floyd and Beaumont Magnet Academy kindergarten teacher Kasey Powers explore MegaBlocks and other items to help “bring fun back to kindergarten.”

Belle Morris pre-K teacher Lauren Hmielewski and Angela Floyd show just a few of the dress-up sets to be used in the classroom to help promote understanding of careers with students.

Sam E. Hill preschool teacher Paula Holland and Angela Floyd sit inside the reading area of Holland’s classroom. Holland purchased basic art supplies to help promote creativity in her students.

Angela Floyd and New Hopewell teacher Donna Sanford try out the InStride fitness cycles purchased to help students who struggle to stay focused in special areas.

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Karns/Hardin Valley Shopper news • April 5, 2017 • A-11

Pastor Derrick Griz delivers an uplifting message from the stage at Immanuel Church’s new home at Hardin Valley Academy Sunday, March 26.

Pastors Derrick Griz and Jared Raby.

Immanuel Church “Instead of getting people to travel east to West Park Baptist, we decided that we would travel west and put down roots for our people there. “Wherever we are, we want to be a shining light for the Lord. We want to do that in our neighborhoods, places of work, schools

EGG HUNTS ■■ Willow Ridge Center annual Easter egg hunt, Saturday, April 8, at 1 p.m. 215 Richardson Way, Maynardville. Free pictures and have a snack with the Easter Bunny. ■■ Fountain City Easter Egg Hunt, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 8, Fountain City Park. Schedule: 9:30 a.m. (ages 6-8); 10:15 a.m. (ages 3-5); 11 a.m. (walking to 2 years); 11:45 a.m. (ages 9-12). Free and open to the public. Bring Easter basket. Event includes: the Easter Bunny, vendor booths and food truck spaces. Info/ registration for booth: info@ ■■ Fountain City Presbyterian Church egg hunt, 500 Hotel Road, 4 p.m. Sunday, April 9, in the fellowship hall. Lemonade provided; bring basket and a snack to share. ■■ Big Ridge State Park, Saturday, April 15, rain or shine.

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From page A-1 Diane Gibson, husband Bryce Gibson and friend Kerry McDuffie seem to enjoy the post-service barbecue luncheon. “This is a friendly church where everybody is family,” said McDuffie. and we want to do that in a special way here at Hardin Valley Academy.” Griz holds a B.A. in Literature from the ■■ “Deer Resistant Plants,” 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday, April 25, Karns Senior Center, 8042 University of Tennessee and a Master’s of Oak Ridge Highway. Presented by master Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological ■■ Knox County Extension Master Gardeners will gardener Sandra Lee. Info: 865-951-2653. Seminary in Charlotte, N.C. present the following free gardening classes. Info: ■■ “Killer Tomatoes & Tomato Killers,” 2:45-


Schedule: 10 a.m., 2 years and younger; 10:30 a.m., 3-4 years old; 1 p.m., 5-7 years old; 1:30 p.m., 8-10 years old. Bring a basket and meet at the Park Office. Info: 865-992-5523. ■■ Gulf Park Easter Egg Hunt, 2:30-4 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 528 Pensacola Road (off Cedar Bluff Road). Free. Open to the public. Bring a basket. ■■ Powell Business and Professional Association, 1 p.m. Saturday, April 15, Powell Station Park on Emory Road adjacent to the high school. Communitywide event includes prizes, live animals, free refreshments and more. Info: ■■ River View Family Farm sixth annual spring event, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, April 14-15, 12130 Prater Lane, Farragut.

grade. Includes: food, candy, fun and the Easter Story. Bring basket and a friend. Info: or 865938-7075. ■■ Heiskell United Methodist Church, 9420 Heiskell Road, will host an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 15, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring your Easter basket and a friend for snacks, prizes, fun and the Easter story. ■■ More than a dozen Tennessee state parks are offering themed activities on Easter weekend, including egg hunts on Saturday, April 15. Activity details can be found here: http://tnstateparks. com/about/special-events/ easter#/?holiday=easter.

■■ “Spring Care of Roses,” 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 8, Cedar Bluff Branch Library, 9045 Cross Park Drive. Presented by master gardener Carolyn Noey. Info: phone 865-4707033.

regional Goodwill locations; customers who find one will receive savings from 10 percent to 50 percent off their purchase that day, depending on the value hidden in their egg. Find a Goodwill Industries-Knoxville location near you at

3:45 p.m. Thursday, April 27, Humana Guidance Center, 4438 Western Ave. Presented by master gardeners Joe Pardue and Marcia Griswald. Info: 865-329-8892.

UT ARBORETUM SOCIETY EVENTS ■■ Annual plant sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, UT Arboretum, 901 S. Illinois Ave. in Oak Ridge. “Members Only” sale, 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 7. ■■ Spring wildflower walk, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, April 9, at Haw Ridge Park on Edgemoor Road in Oak Ridge. The parking lot is at the west end of the park. The walk is free. Kris Light, an expert naturalist, educator and photographer, will lead the walk. Info:

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■■ Goodwill Industries-Knoxville is hosting an untraditional Easter egg hunt in each of its stores Tuesday, April 11, through Saturday, April 15. Hundreds of plastic eggs will be hidden throughout the 28

■■ Sharon Baptist Church, 7916 Pedigo Road, 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 15. Ages preschool through fifth

Come join the Motorcycle Ministry of FBC Powell and Fountain Cirty Church on our monthly ride through Rutledge and Bean Station to lunch at Amis Mill Eatery in Rogersville. Saturday, April 8 at 9:30 a.m. Kickstands up at 10 a.m. First Baptist Church of Powell 7706 Ewing Road, Powell, TN 37849

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It’s spring! But – what’s green? If you’re reading this column on Wednesday, April 5, then you’ve already enjoyed two weeks of official springtime. And it’s been nice – after three nights of hard freezes, we’ve been having warm days, cool nights, occasional rain showers. The redbuds have rebounded from the cold snap into their usual luscious spring glory, and the cedars and elms are making pollen (Achoo!). Most of the trees, though, are still a little skeptical of it all; the buckeyes and wild cherries are barely starting to peek out with some leaves. The wily walnut trees know better. They’re waiting, as the seed packets say, until “all danger of frost has passed.” Nevertheless, as we drive around in our part of the world here in Knox County and nearby environs, we are seeing a lot of bright, spring-fresh new green leaves. But notice – uh-oh – they seem to be growing on only a couple of kinds of plants. Tall bright green trees, shorter bright green undergrowth bushes. We may be having some problems here, Houston. Look at the edges of the woods along I-75 or Highway 33. Those early green trees? They’re out way ahead of the usual early trees such as the poplars and the maples, serious competition for sunlight and nutrients. They aren’t from around here, as we say in East Tennessee. Actually, they are from across the water, brought to us from China by none other than the U.S. Department of Agriculture back around 1965. The Bradford Pear. To make matters worse, all that exuberant understory shrubbery that has been up and growing for weeks now, completely filling some areas under the trees and

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lining our highways, is another foreign invader, native to China, Japan, and Korea, brought to us compliments of the New York Botanical Garden in 1898 – the dreaded Amur bush honeysuckle. Now we know that there are at least two sides to every story, staunch differences of opinion – normal human behavior. Just look at politics – and religion! It’s that way with Bradford Pears. Lady Bird Johnson called them “the perfect tree.” The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, in its publication The Tennessee Conservationist, calls them “evil dressed in white.” Perfect tree? Well, yes, in a number of ways. The people who love them point out that they grow very fast – a great feature for contractors, useful for quickly transforming a brand-new subdivision onto a tree-lined neighborhood. The trees are a uniform, lollipop shape, they bloom profusely early in the spring, and have lovely redto-maroon foliage in the fall. And they are disease and insect resistant; not even Japanese beetles will eat them. But the dark side to the perfect tree is as follows: The Bradford Pear’s rapid growth also makes it vulnerable to a short life, average 20 years or less, because it is so subject to wind damage – broken limbs, split trunks. The monotonous, uniform, stamped-from-apattern lollipop shape of the trees is disagreeable to a lot of folks, who prefer to see

their accustomed variety in the shapes of their trees. The flowers of Bradford Pears are notoriously malodorous, a smell described by some as resembling that of rotting flesh. The fruits, eaten mostly by starlings, drop in yards and onto cars as they deteriorate, and smell unpleasant as well. And yet, the worst part is this: When those seeds that are eaten by birds are dispersed far and wide, and germinate and grow, they revert back to their ancestral Callery Pear, growing in dense thickets and bearing fierce, strong thorns that can penetrate a tractor tire or work boot. They aggressively crowd out our native trees and shrubs – a classic alien invasive species! Those widespread bush honeysuckles? Well, they don’t sprout thorns, probably the nicest thing a person could say about them. But like many of the other invasives, they come out earlier in the spring, go dormant later in the fall, are disease and insect resistant, and out-compete the native shrubs, ground covers and wildflowers, spreading and growing fast and aggressively. Their bright red berries, a selling point for them as an ornamental planting early on, are attractive to many bird species, and get dispersed by them, far and wide, often for miles from the mother plant. They can grow in full sun and deep shade, in wet or dry locations, and are lining the roadsides all over the eastern United States except for arctic Maine and tropical Florida. They have been banned in Connecticut and Massachusetts (believed to attract deer and bring an increase in Lyme disease), labelled a “noxious weed” in Vermont, and are on Tennes-

see’s, and others’, invasive species list. These two bad actors are the ones that stand out at this time of the year, but there are many others. Think Japanese honeysuckle, Chinese privet, mimosas, kudzu, and the tree-strangling Oriental bittersweet. Garden escapees become serious invasives, too: winterberry, English ivy, burning bush, nandina. So, what to do besides wringing our hands and grumbling? Mostly, I would say, read

up, be informed, remove exotics from your corner of the earth, and above all – shop wisely for whatever you plant and grow. The Tennessee Native Plant Society and the Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council both have websites with lots of useful information. In checking the web, I found nurseries that are still offering both Bradford Pears and bush honeysuckles for sale! Find a good, reputable plant nursery to do business with, and let them

know t h a t you’re aware of the problems with alien invasives and don’t want them on your place! Enjoy the native plants, try some you haven’t used before. Hooray for the redbuds, dogwoods, wild plums, serviceberries, sugar maples and black cherries, silverbells, witchhazels and sourwoods!

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Former UT star gets Rotary honors By Tom King During his five years in K nox v i l le , former UT l i nebacker Curt Maggitt helped build five Habitat for Hu m a n i t y homes. That was just one Tom King piece of his community service work. Today, he’s an outside linebacker for the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts. He was recently honored by the Rotary Club of Bearden with two awards. He received the club’s first Sportsman of the Year award and was presented with a Paul Harris Fellow recognition. After Maggitt recorded 11 sacks in 2014, the fifthyear senior injured his hip in the second game of the 2015 season while playing on the punt coverage team and never returned. UT coach Butch Jones called it “one of the most freak injuries I’ve ever been a part of.” “Every opportunity we get to help make a positive impact in the community, it’s always good,” Maggitt said

after his latest Habitat for Humanity home presentation. “It was def initely hard work, but when you get moments like this, it’s surreal and makes it all worth it.” Curt Maggitt During his time as a Vol, Maggitt led the team in community service hours. He also held two offseason internships with local businesses – at Omega Technical Services in Oak Ridge and with Pilot Flying J. And this past November in Indianapolis, he stopped on an off-day Tuesday evening and helped a stranded woman change a flat tire. The community noticed. She has become his adopted mother in Indianapolis. “It’s all about helping people, right?” he says. “I volunteered all throughout school from East Tennessee Children’s Hospital to football camps, all kinds of stuff. So, I think that’s when my heart kind of grew into helping and serving others – really being a Volunteer.”


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to co-founding Well-Key, she was founder and physician partner of Elite Family Medicine in Sevierville (2013) and physician partner of Great Smokies Family Medicine in Sevierville from 2006-2012. Well-Key Health of Tennessee now operates three Level 1 Certified Comprehensive Urgent Care Centers as certified by the Urgent Care Association of America – one in Sevier and two in Knox County. Its Occupational Health Division is a member of the National Association of Occupational Health ProfesPhysicians Michael Rothwell and Robin Huskey at the urgent sionals. Plans call for opencare facility Well-Key. ing the next location in Blount County in summer ment and insurance physi- pational Health Profes- 2017. The company projcals, and all types of test- sional by the National As- ects the four facilities could ing/screening such as drug sociation of Occupational employ 100 to 120 people and alcohol. Health Professionals. Prior when fully operational. Dr. Rothwell, president and CEO of Well-Key, is a board-certified general surgeon who served as chief of general surgery at Medical Center of Georgia in Macon from 1995-2007. He also operated a private practice in Placemaking improves By Shannon Carey Sevierville. Placemaking is when the look and function of Dr. Huskey, chief medi- unused public spaces are public space. Streets, sidecal officer/medical direc- transformed by ordinary walks, parks and schools tor, was trained at UT- citizens to improve the com- are all areas that can be Memphis. She is board munity’s health, happiness repurposed when there is a certified by the American and well-being. need or desire to do so, acBoard of Family Medicine And it’s happening all cording to the website. and is a certified Occu- over Knox County. Look no Epperson is leading effurther than the volunteer forts to enhance public hours provided by members space at schools and parks. of the Appalachian Moun- Mascot wanted a water Ambulance. The 13-member board overtain Bike Club to build and fountain in its park with sees the Tennessee Emergency Medical improve trails in the Urban basketball goals, horseServices (EMS) Division and is responsible Wilderness and at Concord shoe pits and a volleyball for establishing all rules governing emernet. Inskip wanted to make Park. gency systems throughout the state. In Powell, the commu- trails and paint the street ■■ Knoxville pysanky artist Jordan Byrd nity cleared land adjacent to calm traffic near the will present a Batik jewelry making class, to Powell High School to school. Saturday, April 22, at Liz-Beth & Co., 7240 Vestal wanted a natural Kingston Pike #136. The necklace class, 10 install a 9-hole disc golf playscape and community course. a.m.-noon, $55. The necklace and earring And last August, MPC gateway. South Knoxville set class, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $90. Materials and snacks provided. Info/registration: hired Ben Epperson as Elementary wanted a tiny 865-691-8129. healthy communities proj- skate park. Epperson said: ect manager. According to “By making progress on the MPC website, people- small projects like these, centered, community-driv- communities will gain moen placemaking projects are mentum for tackling larger lighter, quicker and cheaper. goals.”

A new walk-in medical facility at 101 Glenleigh Court, just west of Pellissippi Parkway on Kingston Pike, will serve a need for urgent care and occupational health services at a lower cost than emergency room visits. Drs. Michael Rothwell and Robin Huskey have opened Well-Key Urgent Care in Farragut. The Knoxville Chamber joined Well-Key staff for a ribboncutting on Friday. The clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, closing only on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Exams can be scheduled ahead or patients can walk in. Urgent care services include laceration repair, X-ray and splinting of fractures, flu shots, lab services and sports physicals. Caring for acute injuries, common illnesses or minor medical problems, Well-Key bridges the gap between the primary care provider and the emergency room. The remodeled building now has a full laboratory including digital X-ray diagnostic capabilities. Occupational health services include workers’ compensation assessments, injury and illness, employ-

Dobbs was promoted to a Senior Associate; Keith Percic, Megan Chafin and Mickey Sutliff each were promoted to Associates; and Kathryn Greer, AIA, was acknowledged as a newly registered architect and promoted to Project Architect.

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Regulations are a good thing I heard from the cemetery woman again this week. This time she called me. Her English was better than my Spanish, but that didn’t get us anywhere, so she got my email address and sent me a bill. Best I can make out, if I don’t pay up, she’s going to dig up my grandmother. My grandmother, my Mamita, lived in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her name was Luci Gonzales and she laughed a lot. She was deeply religious and was always making deals with God.

Betty Bean Once, when my mother had diphtheria and almost died, Mamita told God she’d beg money and give it to the church in exchange for her baby’s life. Mama got well, and Mamita hit the streets with a tin cup. At a time and in a place when educating women wasn’t a big priority,

she made sure her girls went to college. She saw ghosts in odd places, and once demanded to be moved to a different room in a Venezuelan hotel because there was a ghost under her bed. She sent me sparkly jewelry and big fancy dresses for my birthday and Christmas and Easter, and visited us in the winter because she loved to play in the snow (we’d go to the Smokies to find it). I loved her. She died in 1982, the year the World’s Fair came

done. But as time passed and money dwindled, I started culling them. Then a bill to town. My mother, who from the cemetery arrived. Turned out that she was brought Mamita to Knoxville to care for her when paying annual maintenance she got sick, took it hard, on Mamita’s grave. This one truly bumfuzand arranged to fly Mamita’s body home to the island zled me. I’d covered the long, so she could be buried in a sad story of Halls Memory pretty cemetery in Carolina, Gardens (now Fort Sumter Community Cemetery), just outside San Juan. Mama is 95 now, and suf- and how its previous owner fers from dementia. The first abandoned it, bilking scores year I took on the task of pay- of customers by selling the ing her bills, I was astounded same plot to more than one at the number of charities customer. I followed tireless and political causes she sup- crusader Bobbie Woodall ported. At first, I paid them around, and she educated all, just as she would have me about Tennessee laws

regulating cemeteries. Like every other state, we have mandatory trust funds set up for perpetual care. That’s part of the built-in cost of buying a cemetery plot. Not so in Puerto Rico, where problems are compounded by an economic crisis that has bankrupted the island. There are no laws requiring up-front payment of perpetual care. I’ve been paying the annual fee because that’s what Mama did. But let’s face it. None of us are here forever. I’ll think about this the next time I hear a rant about government regulations.

Roane lawmaker could become lone ET voice on TVA board Another name being mentioned for the TVA board of directors is state Sen. Ken Yager from neighboring Roane County, who chairs the legislature’s Fiscal Review Committee. He is a former county mayor and would be an interesting choice given the massive TVA spill several years ago in Roane County. However, if nominated and confirmed he would have to resign his state Senate seat to serve. He cannot do both at the same time. At present, there is no one from East Tennessee serving on the TVA board for the first time in recent memory. It appears TVA has caved on the citizens’ lawsuit over the program for treecutting under power lines. This lawsuit has been twice to the federal court of appeals under attorney Don Vowell’s direction, where his arguments have prevailed. TVA attorneys are finally acknowledging they

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have not complied with all aspects of the law. ■■ The death of former state Sen. Doug Henry marks the end of an era. He was a true Southern Democrat from the old school. He served 40 years in the state Senate. He truly believed that the two U.S. senators from each state were ambassadors to the U.S. Capitol as we are a union of 50 sovereign states. He chaired the Senate Finance Committee for many years. He and the late speaker John Wilder were close allies. When the Senate Democrats dropped Wilder, Henry joined the Republicans to keep Wilder in office. When the Democrats

dropped Bill Snodgrass as comptroller for Floyd Kephart in 1972, Henry and a few other Democrats sided with the Re- Joe Bailey publicans to keep Snodgrass in office. Henry’s integrity was unquestioned. His devotion to Tennessee history was remarkable. ■■ Former vice mayor Joe Bailey, 59, says several people have urged him to look at running for Knoxville mayor in 2019, and he plans on doing just that. Interestingly, one other person seriously eyeing the mayor’s office lives almost directly across the street from Bailey on Kingston Pike. This is Eddie Mannis, 58, former deputy to Mayor Madeline Rogero. Bailey served eight years on council. The two other potential candidates now are council

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U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander has drafted a plan to help Tennessee residents who lack options on health care. Sen. Bob Corker joined Alexander to sponsor the legislation. Alexander said 34,000 Knoxville area residents rely on an Affordable Care Act subsidy to purchase health insurance. Currently, he said, they will have “zero options on the exchanges for the 2018 plan year. After the one remaining insurer pulled out of the exchange for 2018, these subsidies are

worth as much as bus tickets in a town with no buses running. There is also a real prospect that all 230,000 Tennesseans who buy insurance on the exchange – approximately 195,000 with a subsidy – won’t have any plans to buy next year either.” Alexander’s bill would allow those in Knoxville and across the country who receive a subsidy and have no option next year to use that subsidy to buy any state-approved individual insurance plan off the exchange.

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nursing staff with setting the mom-to-be at ease. Before, during and after the surgical procedure, Amy’s level of discomfort was carefully managed. Nurses continuously encouraged her, telling her she was doing a good job, and not to worry. They constantly asked if she was OK, and were ready with answers and compassionate help. Then the moment the couple had been waiting for finally arrived. “I looked over the curtain and watched Dr. Greene pull my son up into the air, wipe him Ben and Amy Eaton are off and pass him to the celebrating the arrival of nurse,” Ben says with their baby, and thanking wonder. “The next thing the Childbirth Center at I know he’s wrapped up in Parkwest for professional, my arms.” compassionate care. Ben and Amy’s eyes meet, and they share a smile. “It was kind of surreal,” Ben says. “It went by in a flash and there was never a moment of panic.” The attention continued with postoperative care for Amy, examination of the baby and training from a lactation consultant. “It was as if they had done it a thousand times – which they may have!” Ben says. Now that they are parents, Amy and Ben are enjoying a rich new life. Lincoln’s personality is beginning to shine, and that makes having him at home even more rewarding. “I think we’re both exhausted, but you get that moment where he smiles or laughs and you forget you’re that tired,” Ben says. The two made a decision to share their story so they could give public thanks to Parkwest, Dr. Greene and the team that helped them bring their baby into the world. From medical knowledge to simple acts like encouraging Ben to bring his cellphone along to capture a picture, the Eatons say everything and everyone at Parkwest made them feel like they were a priority. “And it wasn’t just on our floor,” Ben adds. “Whether it was in the cafeteria or at the front desk, or just someone asking if says. “They shared information behind the ing Amy would be able to deliver naturally, they could help you find something because scenes outside our room so they didn’t have but that wasn’t meant to be. After everyone you look like you’re lost, it was just amazto come in and ask us a bunch of questions.” talking it through, the decision was made to ing.” As evening transitioned into night, and progress to a Cesarean section. To learn more about the Childbirth it was evident that Amy’s labor was not proFor Amy, a C-section was particularly gressing as it should, Dr. Greene sat with unnerving because she had never had sur- Center at Parkwest Medical Center, visit the Eatons again to discuss options. They’d gery – or even stitches. They credit Dr., or call already waited for several extra hours hop- Greene and the Parkwest Childbirth Center 865-374-PARK.

“We always felt like we were the only patients on the floor,” Ben Eaton says of his family’s experience at the Childbirth Center at Parkwest.

The Childbirth Center: What to expect At the Parkwest Childbirth Center, expectant mothers and family members are welcomed within 30 days of the day of delivery to preregister and discuss what to expect. Mothers must be at least 36 weeks into pregnancy to preregister. Patients are encouraged to share their wishes for the day of birth, including what medication they may or may not want durTeresa Paris, RN ing labor. Because of

this registration, patients do not have to fill out paperwork or provide medical history on the day of delivery. “They get a tour of our department and get to meet everyone so there’s less ambiguity about what will happen when they’re in labor,” said Childbirth Center manager Teresa Paris, RN, MSHS, BSN, RNC-OB, NEA-BC. “The service we provide allows women and their families to focus on delivery when they come back to have their baby.” During delivery, patients are accompanied by a nurse clinician from East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, who monitors each delivery and can step in if neonatal issues

arise. Infants who need additional care can also be quickly transferred to Children’s Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. After delivery, a lactation consultant visits each mother and answers questions about and assists in teaching techniques for breastfeeding. “Babies are not born knowing how to breastfeed, so we try to be hands on and support each mother,” Paris said. “We understand that it’s a personal choice and will help no matter what the patient decides. Formula is available, and we abide by parent preference.” For more information on Parkwest Childbirth Center, call 865-374-PARK or visit

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FORD Crown Vic LX 2007, silver, immac., leather, runs great, very good tires, $3900. (865)253-2400. Ford Mustang Conv. 1996, V8 AT, candy red, low mi 75K, black leather int., $7800. 865-579-2878 HONDA ACCORD - 2009. 3.5L V6, Silver/Black, FWD, clean title, 41,200 mi., $3,600. (931)269-2011. KIA OPTIMA - 2014. Automatic, power locks, power windows. 27,000 miles. $13,800 (865)-567-2522. PONTIAC G6 2009. Clean, low miles, gray metallic, tinted pwr windows, 3.6L V6, AT, $8500. 865-805-2068.

Sports and Imports 2012 FIAT 500 ABARTH - Red. Leather, sunroof, navigation, 50,000 miles. $10,700 obo (865)408-0106. BMW X1 2013, white, AWD, 4 dr, roof rack, xDrive35i, exc cond., no accidents, $19,500. (865) 805-2077. Mazda RX7 1990 Conv., red/black top & leather vinyl int., rotary eng., 5 spd, 106K mi, 1 owner, $7500. 865583-7388; 865-556-8338

C&B BOAT DOCKS We have been manufacturing boat docks for over 20 years. TimberTech decking, steel or alum. decks, kits or turnkey. Any phase of completion. We have built over 1,000 docks !

(423) 566-9691 Lafollette

Campers & RV’s


CAMPERS • Travel Trailers • 5th Wheels • Popup Campers • Motorhomes


4 Wheel Drive JEEP LIBERTY - 2002, nice, $4500. (865)933-6802. Jeep Wrangler 1994, brand new tires, runs great, w/soft top, bars/frame in great cnd. $6500. Knox 256-612-2127

Sport Utility Vehicles TOYOTA HIGHLANDER - 2004. AWD. 0ne owner, Sport Package, new tires, power, Outstanding condition. 132,000 mi., $6,995. (865)983-4622.

Trucks CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 - 1999. No craks on dash board, 95k miles, body is rust free 95,000 mi., $2,000. (872)216-4497.

Farm Buildings


Millen Garage Builders 865-679-5330 Farm Equipment

CONSIGNMENT AUCTION Farm & Construction Equip. Sat. April 29th, 10:00 am Andrew Johnson Hwy At intersection of 139. In Strawberry Plains 92% OF OUR EQUIP. WAS SOLD IN OUR FALL AUCTION! 10% BP

TOYOTA CAMRY - 1992. Good cond., needs engine work, Best Offer. (865) 313-6453. VW Beetle Conv. 2005, silver w/black top, gar. kept, 10K mi/a year, exc cond, $5250. (865) 216-8098/no text

Farmer’s Mkt/ Trading Post

Call to consign your equipment TAL 733 Ph: (865) 933-7020

423-504-8036 2012 20’ camper with super slide, Prowler by Heartland model 20RBS, AC & gas heat, gas refrig, lrg rear bathrm, $11,500. (865)995-1986.



Livestock & Supplies


SAVE $$$$$$

Vans CHEVROLET ASTRO CONVERSION VAN with lift gate. Front and rear air. Really Loaded. 103k miles. $4990 (865)-308-2743.

Classic Cars 1959 Rambler, 4 dr, 42,800 act. mi, 6 cyl., 3 spd manual, AC, new master cyl., brake cylinders rebuilt, new tires, 3 owner TN car, $7500 obo. 865-250-2129. FORD - 1926. TT C Cab Stakebed Truck. Original. Wood spoke wheels. Antique tools. Runs. Was shown in AZ antique vehicle shows. $15k OBO. (865)257-2097.


2,600 street rods, muscle cars & classics CHILHOWEE PARK Manufacturers exhibits, arts & crafts, vintage parts swap meet, autocross & much more. WANTED 1946-75 Chevy Convertible; 1946-75 GM Convertible; 197076 Chevy or GM 2 door; 1967-73 Camaro. Any condition. Fast cash. (330) 722-5835.



Visit Us Online at or call 865-681-3030

Motorcycles/Mopeds 2007 YAMAHA V STAR 650 AND 2007 SUZUKI BERGMAN - Garage kept. Black with leather bags. 14k mi/ 400 cc scooter. also garage kept. Blue. Great gas mi. 14k mi. $3,500 OBO on either. (865)257-2097. 2015 HARLEY DAVIDSON - Dyna Glide, 2600 mi. Excellent condition. $10,825. Call/Text (865)250-6584. HD Road King 2008 Anniv Model, exc cond, 48K mi, lots of chrome, many extras, $10,500. (865)376-0045. Kawasaki Concours 14 - 2008, Russel Day Seat, 3 Windshields, Headlight Eyebrows, Carbon-fiber Exhaust, Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT Tires. Always garaged, maintenance records, 43,000 miles, immaculate. Mucho Gusto!! (865)310-1601.

865-216-5052 865-856-8106



HAVENESE PUPS AKC, home raised, health guar. 865-259-7337 Min. Pinscher puppies, AKC reg, 2 M , 2 F, black & tan, 8 wks old, 1st shots & wrmd. $350 ea. (423)442-9954


Many different breeds Maltese, Yorkies, Malti-Poos, Poodles, Yorki-Poos, Shih-Poos, Shih Tzu. Shots & wormed. We do layaways. Health guar. Go to Facebook, Judys Puppy Nursery Updates. 423-566-3647 SHIH TZU puppies, AKC, beautiful colors, Shots UTD. Warranty. $500 & up. 423-618-8038; 423-775-4016 SHIH TZU puppies, CKC reg, 5-8 lbs full grown, S&W UTD, $800. call/text (423) 268-0615 TOY POODLE puppy, male, 100% pure, crate & potty trained, choc & white, $850. (865) 221-3842


Standing Timber 40 years of experience

Employment DRIVERS - Smith Transport, Inc. Seeking Professional Class-A CDL Drivers w/1yr OTR exp. BCBS/Dental & Vision Home Weekly/Bi-Weekly 877-758-3905.

Pets Dogs AKC SHITZU PUPPIES - 3 boys, vet checked. The House of Little Lions (828)-884-7208 or 828-507-6079

Services Offered General Services



Chihuahua mix puppies, males, 10 wks, blk, brwn & wht, 1st shots & worming, cute and playful $150. 865-455-0153 DACHSHUNDS & POMAPOOS PUPPIES POMAPOOS, 6 weeks old, all shots and dewormed, females $450 males $400. DACHSHUNDS, CKC reg., 6 weeks old, all shots and dewormed, $250. (931)-319-0000


ALL Vintage Items such as mens

watches, designer costume and real jewelry, old toys wind up and tin. Artwork, t-shirts, official sports, fountain tin sets, XX case knives. Signed pottery, old socks in package. Zippo lighters, barbies and clothes. Will pay fair market value.

Call (865)-441-2884


to complete her family through adoption. Lifetime of love, opportunity and learning awaits. Call Anne-Michele 877-246-1447 Text 516- 305-0144


for information leading to whereabouts of 55 year old Tim Spradlin of Seymour. He has not been seen since Sept. 2016. Please call (865) 748-6467

WANTED INFORMATION on Patty / Pepper Halstead Seaver for an injured party. Call (540)850-8377

Cemetery Lots Financial

3 prime lots at Lynnhurst Cemetery off Broadway, The Garden Box Sec. A, lot 311, spaces 8, 9 & 10. $1750 ea obo. Judy (865) 556-9769

Consolidation Loans


BUYING OLD US COINS 90% silver, halves, quarters & dimes, old silver dollars, proof sets, silver & gold eagles, krands & maple leafs, class rings, wedding bands, anything 10, 14, & 18k gold old currency before 1928 WEST SIDE COINS & COLLECTIBLES 7004 KINGSTON PK CALL 584-8070




Beautiful 2BR 2BA, 2 car garage, gas fireplace, brand new paint!, ALL SEASON enclosed porch, new W.H., $162,500. No agts. (865)387-5824

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

SOFA FOR SALE - Floral. Light lavender, gold and green. Excellent condition. No pets. No smoking home. $100 cash only. Call after 6:00 PM. (865)-249-8300


JOHN DEERE GX 335 - 296 hrs, 54” deck, $3995 MAKE OFFER! (865)5990516 JOHN DEERE rear engine mower, $550. (865)806-1252

Merchandise - Misc. GRASS-FED ANGUS FREEZER BEEF. - Whole or half carcass cut to order. Perfect for summer grilling! (423)519-9430

Musical FREE PIANO - Story & Clark. Good condition, & great for beginners. Must pick up. Call (865)696-6125. GODIN Freeway Floyd guitar $400; Fender 212R amp, $300; Ludwig drum set $750. (865)806-1252

Small or large tracts of timber to log

KY, TN, and VA.

Master Logger Program.

(606)273-2232 (423)566-9770 Real Estate Rentals Apartments - Furnished A CLEAN, QUIET EFFICIENCY. - Util., no pets, smoke free. Ftn. City. $550 (423)306-6518 WALBROOK STUDIOS 865-251-3607 $145 weekly. Discount avail. Util, TV, Ph, Refrig, Basic Cable. No Lease.

Apartments - Unfurn.

1,2,3 BR


DOBERMAN PUPS, AKC, Sire XL natl & intl champ - 125 lbs, Dam Lrg Russian champ. - her sire was 2013 World Champ. $750. Credit cards accepted. 615-740-7909

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS AKC, West German bldlns, 7 M, 3 F, vet ck’d. health guar. $700. 865-322-6251.

Store Fixtures

Retired Vet. looking to keep busy.

GOLDENDOODLE Puppies, CKC, F1, vet ck, shots, wormed, references avail. $650. 931-528-2690 or 931-261-4123

SHOWCASES FOR SALE. FRONT LOAD 6’ H, 6’ W, 22” D & (1) 8’ antique oak showcase. Call 865-250-9280

GOLDENDOODLES - LABRADOODLES - YORKSHIRE TERRIERS - Quality puppies. Call or text 865-591-7220


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

GOLDENDOODLES F1B & LABRADOODLES F1, CKC reg, UTD on shots, health guaranteed. $900-$750. 423 488-5337

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

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

Call (865)281-8080

Home Maint./Repair HAROLD’S GUTTER SERVICE Will clean front & back, $20 & up. Quality work, guaranteed.


Sporting Goods GOLF BALLS, GOLF CLUBS, RANGE BALLS, GOOD GOLF BAGS - call for prices. (865)287-8207/(865)588-8974


ELDERLY OR DISABLED COMPLEX A/C, Heat, Water & Electric Incl, OnSite Laundry, Computer Center & Resident Services Great location! On the Bus Line! Close to Shopping!

Call 865-523-4133 TODAY for more information

PINNACLE PARK APTS. Downtown Knoxville

WANTED: Studio or 1 BR on ground floor, quiet area. Can pay $425-$500 mo. Brian (865) 361-4690

Homes Unfurnished HOME FOR RENT KARNS - 3BR, Brick, basement rancher, immaculate, newly remodeled, 3 BR, 1 BA, large living room with fireplace, den / dining room, large kitchen with appliances, hardware floors, large yard wiwth nice view, central Heating/Air, no smoking. Small pet negotiable. Credit & reference chek. 1 year. lease $1000/month $500 deposit. (865)690-0245 NEWLY REMODELED HOME - near Powell, handicap acces. built in ramp at front and balcony deck in back. 2br 1b with eat in kitchen. Large dining room/living room and den with hardwood floors, garage. water furn. $950 mo. & $1000 deposit. 423-593-8010. North Hills. 2574 Kenilworth Lane. 2 story, 2 BR, 1 1/2 BA, very clean, no pets, no smoking, $800 mo + $650 cleaning fee. 865-689-3150; 865-755-5258 NORTH, Broadway St. Mary’s area. 3 BR, brick rancher, lease, no pets, no vouchers, $800 mo. Crabtree O/A 865-588-7416. NORTH, NEW 2BR - Central heat and air. Washer and dryer connection. Will accept section 8 KCDC voucher. (865)-219-8669 RENT TO BUY - First & last deposit. $750/month, contract. 3 bdrm, 2 bath. Downtown area, 10 min from UT College. Home will be available in May. Contact (407)227-6778.

Rooms Furn/Unfurn ROOM FOR RENT / WEST KNOXVILLE - Furnished. $350/month. No deposit. No pets. Month to month. References required. No smokers. 865-384-1668

$355 - $460/mo.

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

ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPPIES - AKC registered. 1st shots, vet checked. $1800. Call (423) 519-0647.

$250 deposit $500/month. Includes water. Great for single, couple, etc. Studio size. Call Stuart (865)-335-0294 / (865)-279-9850

Real Estate Sales

Real Estate Wanted

2000 JOHN DEERE GATOR 6X4 - LOWEST Price: $2100. Contact me: (901)504-4875


Open every Saturday from 12-4pm. Please call 865-523-9303 for info.


Lawn & Garden

for appointment

TDD 1-800-927-9275


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

144 Creekwood Way, Seymour Several Kinkade Canvas Paintings for Sale. Priced below valuation due to move. Yankee Stadium, Village Christmas, Almost Heaven and Home is Where the Heart is. Have certificates. Call or text (865) 7427208

Or Physically Mobility Impaired 1 & 2 BR, utilities included. Laundry on site. Immediate housing if qualified. Section 8-202.

Rent Based on Income, Some Restrictions Apply

2, 4 or 6 lots at Lynnhurst. Save thousands $$. Monument Rights. Near Babyland. $1500 ea obo. 865-475-9323

Mt. Olive Cemetery, 3 adj plots overlooking church, upright stones permitted. $350 ea - pd $500 ea. (423) 304-4442


ADOPT: Active woman wishes





Pet Supplies CIRCLE Y WESTERN SADDLE, 16”, double skirted & hand tooled, $350. (865)-425-9795

Apartments - Unfurn.


ADOPT: Loving secure woman excited to adopt and share my life with your newborn. Expenses paid. Dianne: 1-800-321-7919.

Decanter Bottles for sale Call (865)679-5330

Wanted to Buy


YORKIES, parti, CKC reg., M&F Home raised, shots UTD. $16000. Now taking dep. Call/text 423-268-0615

JOHN DEER ZERO TURN LAWN MOWER - 48” cut $2300 (865)-228-4909


2007 SYLVAN 22’ Pontoon, 115 HP Yamaha, full zip up canvas enclosure, loc. on Douglas Lake, $22,000 obo. (513) 543-9159.

CALL 865-742-9308


Vehicles Wanted


30’Lx8’W. Full living w/ slide, leather sleeper sofa, mw, stove, elec/gas fridge, table, new q size mattress. AM/ FM/CD/TV. Sep bath w/full shwr. H&Air, ft canopy w/ canopy over slide. Elec ft jack, 2 battery, 2 gas btls, loading lights outside & stall area. lots of storage, used very little. Excellent condition. $28,000.



GREYHOUND ADOPTION PetSmart, Morrell Rd., Sat, April 8th, 12-2pm, www. 865-6900009 or 865-539-9942.

Farm Products

2017 AVION CLASS B RV - Full warranty. 6,800 miles. $105,900 (865)-567-7879 or (865)-599-8797




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


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Real Estate Commercial Lots & Acreage/Sale 2.26 ACRES, vacant land. 4400 Whittle Springs Rd. Zoned O1. $185,000. (865)544-1717

Retail Space/Rent

CONVENIENCE STORE FOR LEASE KNOXVILLE Large neighborhood area with heavy traffic. Call today for more info 865-560-9989

Shopper news • April 5, 2017 • B-3


Wyatt and Jessica Thaemert, Knoxville, a girl, Lennon Elizabeth Thaemert

UT Medical Center

Courtney Hopkins, Sneedville, twins, Avery Hugh and Elaina Rae Hopkins

Courtney and Marlon Beverly Jr., Knoxville, a girl, Heaven Leigh Beverly

LaToya Harris, Knoxville, a girl, LaShauna Thelma Harris

Russell and Stephanie Millar, Townsend, a girl, Norah Fay Millar

James and Julie Walker, Rockwood, a boy, Henry James Walker

Mahogany Cannon, Knoxville, a girl, Raylen Amiah Cannon

Danyill Trader and Hope Dixon, Louisville, Tenn., a girl, Genesis Ivy Mari Trader

Jeremy and Lynsey Graham, Maryville, a girl, Lena Everly Graham

Jordan McCoy and Lindsey McKee, Knoxville, a boy, Weston Clay McCoy

William and Rebecca Rose, Maryville, a girl, Liliauna Joy Rose

Jason and Martha Jennings, Knoxville , a boy, Jackson Edward Jennings

Physicians Regional Medical Center

Kody and Katie Swink, of Greenback, a boy, Klade Louis Edward

Randy Williams Jr. and Ashlyn Easter, of Rockwood, a girl, Khalyn Paige

David Wolfenbarger Jr. and Terri Marley, of Knoxville, a girl, Peyton Faith

Nathan and Lesley Miles, of Powell, a girl, Fiona Anne Kelsey and Hannah Gilliam, of Powell, a boy, Urbyn Kash

Marsha and Ron Davison, Knoxville, a girl

Javvor Cantrell and ReShana Hill, of Knoxville, a girl, Heaven MarShaye

Lasymphony Rose, Knoxville, a boy, Zion Anthony

Vincent and Catherine Jones, of Knoxville, a girl, Margo Vincent

Jack and Britni Stevenson, Knoxville, a boy, Jack Richard

Bryan and Katie Schreiber, of Knoxville, a boy, Keaton Joseph

Brian and Julia Christopher, of Knoxville, a girl, Olivia Rey

Brandon Young and Destinee Hibbett, Knoxville, a boy, James Elias Young

Edward and Mallone Mendence, Maryville, a boy, Asher Cohen

Dominique Brown, of Knoxville, a girl, Faith La’Shay Nichole

Joshua Sullivan and Christina Whitaker, of Knoxville, a girl, Estella Reighn Ann

Kashika Kelley, of Morristown, a girl, Jayla Monae

Cheikh Thiam and Ndeye Ndiaye, Knoxville, a boy, Serigne Saliou Thiam

Jamel Sankey and Laura Valentine, Knoxville, a boy, Jasper Montgomery Sankey

Tasia Richmond, Knoxville, a boy, Kaiden Amir

Jody and Cara West, of Oliver Springs, a boy, Neyland Jericho

Kayla Lovely, Knoxville, a boy, Jagger Elijah Lovely

Darryl Samuel Jr. and Katrina Souto, Knoxville, a boy, Tatum Aaron Samuel

Charles Aiken and Kristy Murray, Rockwood, a boy, Charles Mark Aiken Jr.

Diehl and Meredith Dalton, Knoxville, a girl, Willow Mae

Curtis and Tosha Peace, of Maynardville, a girl, Maci Rayne

Trevan Wiginton and Ashley Cooper, Knoxville, Cameron Lee Wiginton

John and Megan Turner, Knoxville, a boy, John Henry Turner

Casey and Laura Cutter, Knoxville, a boy, Cohen Reeves

Dustin and Kristin Goldsby, Knoxville, a girl, Samantha Rae Goldsby

Thomas Thomas Jr. and Tracey Hill, of Knoxville, a girl, Feliciti Anne

Jamie and Seaira Cota, Seymour, a girl, Saylor Blake Cota Clint and Andrea Bell, Knoxville, a girl, Hilde Ingrid Bell Jakob and Amanda McDaniel, Strawberry Plains, a boy, Jack Collins McDaniel Garry Williams and Lorrie Duggan, Corryton, a boy, Garrison Lee Williams Dakotah Carr and Jessica Wilson, LaFollette, a girl, Corrin Alayna Carr

Ezra and Ayobami Owolabi, Knoxville, a boy, Solomon Adeoluwa William Owolabi Allion Whitley and Kiara McClendon, Knoxville, a boy, Abel Princeton Whitley James Yates Jr. and Marsella Baker, Knoxville, a boy, Jayce Gunnar Yates

Aaron and Chelsea Barger, Knoxville, a girl, Summitt Grayce Barger Glenn and Elizabeth Cruze, Knoxville, a girl, Catherine Elizabeth Cruze Molly Lyons, Knoxville, a boy, Koda Lee Lyons Stacy McCann, Corryton, a girl, Gabriyana Faith McCann

Michael and Virginia Nystrom, Knoxville, a boy, Jacksn Martn Nystrom Michael and Amanda Odom, Maryville, a boy, Dane Pearlie Odom Nicholas Tate and Candice Hutchison, Knoxville, a girl, Irelynn Marie Tate

Fort Sanders Philip and Julianne Smith, of Maryville, a boy, Jennings Gentry Bryston and Olivia Wilson, of New Tazewell, a boy, Rhyett Cade James Reno and Destiny Lee, of Powell, a girl, Paisley Renea-Lynn Charles Lawrence Jr. and Valencia Booker, of Knoxville, a boy, Braylon Kyriq

Billy Dutton and Krishena Montalvo, of Knoxville, a girl, K’ana Rayn Joshua Kanipe, of Andersonville, and Ivy Neal, of Oak Ridge, a boy, Brysen Maximus Robert and Tabitha Newman, of Oak Ridge, a boy Rain Jack

Samantha Keith, of Knoxville, a girl, Nora Alexandra

Stephen Fisher and Christina Reimche, of Oak Ridge, a boy, Jack Teil Jaylin Henderson and Sasha Holloway, of Powell, a girl, Journey Rene’ Tyrone Tumlin Jr. and Coreesha Howell, of Knoxville, a girl, Tawana Aryana-Denise D’Metric Albea and Courtn’ee Grooms, of Knoxville, a girl, Logan Lei’Nise Anthony Jones and Arielle Reynolds, of Knoxville, a girl, Rowan Evanessa

Noah Dodson and Kari Lumpkin, of Knoxville, a girl, Lynneya Rose

Photo of the week

This bowl helped to feed a family of four for a week thanks to FISH Hospitality Pantry and the National Art Honor Society at Farragut High. The 120 handmade bowls were sold and filled with soup during a recent event at Einstein Bros. Bagels to help raise awareness of hunger in Knoxville. Photo by Ruth White

MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED ■■ Katherine Paige Bailey, 26, Knoxville, and Christopher Brice Maners, 28, Knoxville

■■ Jennifer Kay Clay, 30, Knoxville, and Joshua Paul Carroll, 35, Knoxville

■■ Kelly Ann Baker, 43, Knoxville, and Claude Dudley Deal, 32, Knoxville

■■ Antonio Dominic Consenta, 32, Birmingham, Ala., and Leah Michelle Glasgow, 32, Knoxville

■■ Leanne Marie Battles, 26, Knoxville, and Cody Aaron Shea Shoemaker, 31, Knoxville ■■ James Francis Bishop, 49, Knoxville, and Melissa Jo Norton Webb, 43, Knoxville ■■ Keisha Deniese Blair, 27, Knoxville, and Michael Warren Monday-Hines, 27, Knoxville ■■ Baylee Dawn Breyette, 19, Knoxville, and Kolton Lee Waggoner, 24, Corryton ■■ Amanda Hope Brooks, 23, Philadelphia, Tenn., and Steven Japhus Milligan, 24, Kingston

■■ Garrett Austin Cook, 35, Knoxville, and Rachel Marie Shaw, 34, Knoxville ■■ Joshua Allen Crisp, 39, Knoxville, and Amanda Jane Hornak Vorenberg, 37, Knoxville ■■ Robert Hardeman Crossley, 30, Knoxville, and Michelle Renee Barton, 32, Knoxville ■■ Dustin Spencer Crouse, 32, Knoxville, and Deborah Celeste Huddleston, 25, Knoxville ■■ Randall Todd Cummings, 53, Rockford, and Aida J Diaz Garcia, 38, Rockford

■■ Sang Yun Byoun, 27, Knoxville, and Liang Li, 29, Knoxville

■■ April Michelle Davis, 30, Lenoir City, and Richard Alan Smith, 34, Knoxville

■■ Corey Allen Byrge, 23, Knoxville, and Treissy Emanuelly Lima Soares, 24, Knoxville

■■ Brandon Thomas Deaton, 26, Lenoir City, and Andrea Breann Packett, 25, Lenoir City

■■ Thompson Mcallister Cawley, 36, Knoxville, and Karen Yamileth Sanchez-Diaz, 25, Knoxville ■■ Megan Elizabeth Chapman, 27, Sandy Springs, Ga., and Ahmed Amr Ibrahim Ali, 27, Sandy Springs, Ga.

■■ Joshua C Dillingham, 25, Knoxville, and Olivia Suzanne Cashion, 24, Knoxville ■■ Ebonae Shyrelle Eaves, 28, Knoxville, and Misty Marie Mcmillon, 42, Knoxville

■■ Alexander Musashi Endo, 30, Cleveland, and Holly Beth Mcleskey, 30, Knoxville

■■ David Nathan King, 34, Atlanta, and Meghan Elizabeth Wheeler, 28, Atlanta

■■ Melissa Marie Miller, 24, Maryville, and Amanda Nicole Joiner, 27, Maryville

■■ Brandy Michelle Sellers, 37, LaFollette, and Rex Andrew Welch, 35, LaFollette

■■ Brittany Denise Ford, 24, Maynardville, and Brandon Michael Cheser, 28, Maynardville

■■ Viorel Anatoliy Kondryuk, 28, Knoxville, and Tatiana Ion Plamadeala, 26, Knoxville

■■ Sandra Lee Monday, 50, Knoxville, and Thomas Andrew Bounds, 54, Knoxville

■■ Cynthia Leai Marie La Mance, 30, Mason, Ohio, and James Edward Smith, 45, Mason, Ohio

■■ Ashley Denise Moore, 27, Knoxville, and Kevin James Mcallister, 33, Knoxville

■■ Keely Anne Sisk, 26, Overland Park, Kan., and Jordan Michael Skaggs, 26, Overland Park, Kan.

■■ Ana Lorena Fuentes, 34, Knoxville, and Jorge Mario Tagual Costop, 34, Knoxville ■■ Regina Leigh Gillespie, 28, Knoxville, and Walter Louie Chan, 34, Knoxville ■■ Tiffany Renee Goodpaster, 24, Knoxville, and Michael Christopher Taylor, 28, Knoxville ■■ Thomas Edward Gossett, 54, Knoxville, and Heidi Layne Collier Johnson, 53, Knoxville ■■ Amanda Jean Gudgel, 28, Knoxville, and Matthew John Niethammer, 29, Knoxville ■■ Sean Kevin Hennessy, 45, Farragut, and Kimberly Melissa Moody Garrison, 37, Farragut ■■ Kayla Shelsea House, 25, Knoxville, and Nathan Patrick Koval, 26, Knoxville ■■ Kristopher Gregory Hughes, 39, Knoxville, and Ruth Marie Pippin, 29, Knoxville ■■ Marti Jo Hulen, 52, Knoxville, and Gary Lee Hensley, 57, Knoxville

■■ Brian Allen Lane, 45, Louisville, Tenn., and Tamela Roberts Wilson, 52, Louisville, Tenn. ■■ Pamela Deangelus Lewis, 48, Louisville, Tenn., and Clinton Byron Harrison, 43, New Market ■■ Christopher Warren Lohr, 51, Alcoa, and Rebecca Thomas Thomas Stephens, 49, Maryville ■■ Baylee Madison Long, 18, Knoxville, and Alex James Ferguson, 18, Powell ■■ Amy Elizabeth Loveday, 25, Knoxville, and Kristian Thomas Buckner, 23, Knoxville ■■ Anthony T Massey Jr., 53, Knoxville, and Valerie Ann Greene Poore, 53, Knoxville ■■ Jennifer Lauren Mesker, 28, Lenoir City, and Randall Carl Miller, 37, Knoxville ■■ Johannes Herbert Michel, 35, Signal Mountain, and Audrey Elizabeth Glor Glor, 30, Signal Mountain

■■ Demetria Ann Moore, 26, Knoxville, and Demetrius Alexander Reed, 25, Knoxville ■■ George Allen Morring Jr., 60, Kodak, and Tammera Patrice Carpenter, 56, Kodak

■■ Stephanie Renee Slone, 34, Knoxville, and James Gregory Waggoner, 40, Knoxville ■■ Samantha Marie Sutton, 36, Knoxville, and Tiffany Nicole Sliger, 38, Knoxville

■■ Jessica Marie Oneil, 29, Knoxville, and Peggy Sue Reynolds, 28, Knoxville

■■ Juan Pablo Tejeda Duran, 37, Knoxville, and Lorena Margarita Ceron, 34, El Paso, Texas

■■ Toniel Ortega Martinez, 32, Knoxville, and Maria Estela Cantu, 34, Knoxville

■■ Carlos Dwayne Vonner Jr., 24, Knoxville, and Elisha Denai Snipes, 22, Knoxville

■■ Jonathan Paul Powers, 43, Knoxville, and Tiffany Rose Thomas, 36, Knoxville

■■ Johnathon Ray Winston, 33, Knoxville, and Tracie Marie Anderson, 39, Knoxville

■■ Cassi Marie Ramsey, 28, Knoxville, and Cody Allen Ward, 28, Knoxville

■■ Nathaniel Woodley Jr., 50, Knoxville, and Sonya Denise Watkins, 46, Knoxville

■■ Richard Andrew Roller III, 30, Knoxville, and Danielle Christine Trotter, 23, Knoxville

■■ Casi Jordan Woods, 18, New Market, and Joseph Morgan Watson, 20, Strawberry Plains

■■ Lakesha Nicole Ross-Jones, 40, Knoxville, and Edward Lee Jones, 41, Knoxville ■■ Gary Gray Scarbrough, 70, Knoxville, and Gloria June Graham Johnson, 70, Knoxville

■■ Robert Brandon Young, 35, Charlotte, NC, and Sarah Hart Roberts, 30, Charlotte

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Summer Camps ■■ Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont: Nature exploration, science and wilderness backpacking (ages 9-17). Firefly Camp – parent and child overnight (ages 4-9). Food and lodging included. Visit or call 865-448-6709 for more info. ■■ Day camps, Arnstein Jewish Community Center, 6800 Deane Hill Drive. Milton Collins Day camp for K-sixth-graders; Teen Adventure Program for seventh-ninthgraders; Counselor-in-Training Program for 10th-graders and older; AJCC Preschool Summer Programming for ages 2-pre-K. Info/registration: or 690-6343 ■■ Knoxville Museum of Art Summer Art Academy, five-day camps for ages 3-12, 9

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a.m.-12 p.m. beginning June 5 through July 28; Teen Art Club (ages 13-up), 1-4 p.m. June 26-30 (ceramics) and July 12-16 (tricks of painting). Special opportunities 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: STEAM Workshop (ages 5-8), June 1329; Stop-Motion Animation Workshop (ages 9-12), June 13-29; Afternoon Clay Adventures (ages 5-8 and 9-12), July 11-27. Info/registration: 865-525-6101 ext. 241 or Details with class descriptions at ■■ Sports Medicine Workshop by Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic, for high school students, Hardin Valley Academy, June 13-14, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $90. Info/ registration: or 865-6802640

■■ Fellowship of Christian Athletes, team and individual leadership camps in multiple sports (boys and girls basketball, cheer, golf, middle school football), leadership. Info/registration: www. or call 865-5246076.

■■ Kids U, University of Tennessee, for grades 3-12. Choose from more than 100 camps on the UT campus in June and July. Please register early. Camp sizes limited and fill up early. Info/register: www. or 865-974-0150. ■■ Summer Technology Camps, MondayFriday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Ages 10-17. Two locations: Pellissippi State Community College Blount Campus, beginning June 12 or June 19, and Hardin Valley Campus,

beginning June 26 or July 10. Info/ registration: or 423-414-3987 ■■ Culinary Basics Kids Summer Camp, ages 7-15, June 5-9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $299. Basic skills that every aspiring young chef needs to be successful in the kitchen! The Cutting Edge Classroom, 817 N.Herron Road, Knoxville, TN 37932 Info/registration: or 865-335-9370 ■■ Breakfast Cookery Kids Summer Camp, ages 7-15, June 12-16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $299. Learn how to make the perfect breakfast! The Cutting Edge Classroom, 817 N. Herron Road, Knoxville, TN 37932 Info/registration: or 865-335-9370

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Specialty Camps

Teen Adventure Program (TAP) 7-9 grades

Weekly themed camp programming features sports, arts, crafts, nature, music, drama, camping, swimming, field trips, and special guests MCDC Camp Director - Brian Debolt MCDC Asst. Director - Sarah Price Horseback Riding Drama Krav Maga Camp David—program for campers with Autism

Focus is on developing teamwork and leadership through community service projects. (Teens can earn service hours for school credit).

Counselor in Training (CIT) Grades 10+ Application process required. Leadership development training.

AJCC Preschool Summer Programming 2 yrs. - Pre-K

■■ The Artful Chef Kids Summer Camp, ages 7-15, June 26-30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $299. Making food look beautiful is a skill every cook should have! The Cutting Edge Classroom, 817 N. Herron Road, Knoxville, TN 37932 Info/registration: www. or 865-3359370


■■ International Cooking Kids Summer Camp, ages 7-15, July 10-14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $299.

Contact: Kristen Cannon, Director

KJA programming is open to everyone regardless of faith or affiliation. EVERYONE is welcome here.

Head Coach - Joe Peeden

Arnstein Jewish Community Center 6800 Deane Hill Drive Knoxville TN 37919

■■ Baking and Pastry Kids Summer Camp, ages 7-15, June 19-23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $299. An incredible weeklong journey into the baking and pastry arts! The Cutting Edge Classroom, 817 N. Herron Road, Knoxville, TN 37932 Info/registration: www. or 865-3359370

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■■ Get ready for an amazing culinary travel adventure! The Cutting Edge Classroom, 817 N. Herron Road, Knoxville, TN 37932 Info/registration: www. or 865-3359370 ■■ Baking and Pastry Kids Summer Camp,


ages 7-15. July 24-28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $299. ■■ An incredible weeklong journey into the baking and pastry arts! The Cutting Edge Classroom, 817 N. Herron Road, Knoxville, TN 37932 Info/registration: www. or 865-3359370 ■■ National Fitness Center Summer Camps, Knoxville: 865-687-6066; Knoxville– Signature: 865-470-3600; Maryville: 865268-0012; Morristown: 423-317-3337; Oak Ridge: 865-483-6868 ■■ Camp Invention, for children entering grades K-6, led by experienced local educators. STEM concepts, design & build, problem-solving and more. Locations throughout the greater Knoxville area. Info/registration: or 800-968-4332 ■■ YMCA swimming lessons. Group lessons offered Saturdays, weekday afternoons or evenings. Private lessons also available. Four locations: Cansler 637-9622; Davis 777-9622; West Side 690-9622; North Side 922-9622. Info at

Exciting Summer Cooking Camps! Kids and adults love our classes because they are fun, interactive, and hands on! We provide fun, safe, and exciting classes and camps for children from beginner to advanced! Kids will learn from the best Instructors in Knoxville, meet new friends, cook like chefs, and enjoy what they have created! They will also learn valuable life skills that they will use for years to come. To purchase camps or for more information please visit our web site.



THE ARTFUL CHEF CAMP June 26th-30th 10:00AM-2:00PM



Learn to swim before summer at the Y!


BAKING AND PASTRY CAMP June 19th-23rd 10:00AM-2:00PM


Group lessons are offered on Saturdays and weekday afternoons or evenings. Private lessons are available any day and time to fit your family’s busy schedule. Check out swim lessons at 4 of our YMCA of East Tennessee locations:

Phone: 865-335-9370

637-9622 777-9622 690-9622 922-9622

WORLD OF DESSERTS CAMP July 24th-28th 10:00AM-2:00PM


Group lessons run monthly with registration opening on the 15th of the previous month.

Join the Y for special member discounts on Y programs, no contracts, and fun for the whole family!


Register online and learn more at

We offer Leadership Camps for individuals & Team Camps in multiple sports HERE! TEAM CAMPS: • HS BASKETBALL (BOYS & GIRLS) • CHEER • MS FOOTBALL • HS & MS LEADERSHIP

Go to for more information or call 865-524-6076


Shopper news • April 5, 2017 • Camp-3 ■■ Fairy Tale Ballet and Art Camp, June 5-9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Age 6 to 12. Tuition $175. Play movement games, take ballet class, and learn choreography. Make props and paint backdrop in art class. No dance experience necessary. Snacks, art and craft supplies included in tuition. Studio Arts for Dancers, 1234 Rocky Hill Road, Knoxville, 865-539-2475. ■■ Broadway Bound! Musical Theatre Day Camp, June 26-30, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Age 8 to 15. Tuition $200. No dance experience necessary. Studio Arts for Dancers, 1234 Rocky Hill Road, Knoxville, 865-539-2475.  ■■ Young Dancers Intensive, for experienced dancers ages 10 to 14. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. $200 per session, $375 if 2 sessions. Session I: June 12-16 and Session 2 June 19-23. Explore the different styles of dance. Studio Arts for Dancers, 1234 Rocky Hill Road, Knoxville, 865-539-2475.  ■■ Guest Artist Intensive, for intermediate and advanced level dancers. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $250 per session, $450 if 2 sessions. Session I June 12-16 and Session 2 June 19-23. Guest Artist Josiah Savage from Georgia Ballet will be teaching classical ballet, variations and pointe. Erin Fitzgerald Peterson, professional contemporary dancer from Denver, will be teaching contemporary ballet, modern and improv. Additional instruction in dancer conditioning, yoga, pilates and Feldenkrais will be explored. Studio Arts for Dancers, 1234 Rocky Hill Road, Knoxville, 865-539-2475.  ■■ Dance Camp for age 5 and 6. Ballet and creative movement. No experience necessary. July 3-20, Monday and

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Thursday 3:30-4:30 p.m. $90/3 weeks or $40 per week. Each week is a separate session. Dancers may take one, two or all three sessions. Studio Arts for Dancers, 1234 Rocky Hill Road, Knoxville, 865-5392475. ■■ Dance Camp for age 7, 8 and 9. Level I. Ballet/modern and creative movement. July 3-20. No experience necessary. Monday and Thursday 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuition $150/3 weeks or $60 per week. Each week is a separate session. Dancers may take one, two or all three sessions. Studio Arts for Dancers, 1234 Rocky Hill Road, Knoxville, 865-539-2475 ■■ Dance Camp for age 8 to 12. Ballet/ modern and musical theatre July 3-20. Dance experience necessary. Monday and Thursday 5-7:15 p.m. Tuition $150/3 weeks or $60 per week. Dancers may take one, two or all three sessions. Studio Arts for Dancers, 1234 Rocky Hill Road, Knoxville, 865-539-2475.  ■■ Beginning Ballet and Jazz age 11 and up, no dance experience necessary. Monday and Thursday 7:15-9:15 p.m. Tuition $150/3 weeks or $60 per week. Learn Ballet, jazz and hip-hop fundamentals. Studio Arts for Dancers, 1234 Rocky Hill Road, Knoxville, 865-5392475.  ■■ Rising Level IV/V, experienced dancers only. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, July 3-21, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuition $275/3 weeks; $110/week or $50 per day. Work on improving your ballet technique. Take pre-pointe/pointe class and learn jazz, modern dance and musical theatre as well. Studio Arts for Dancers, 1234 Rocky Hill Road, Knoxville, 865-539-2475. 

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Summer Fun Time

■■ Intermediate I, II and Advanced, experienced dancers only. Monday, Wednesday, Friday July 3-21, 9 a.m.1:15 p.m. Tuition $300/3 weeks, $125/ week or $50 per day. Take class in Ballet, pointe variations, modern, jazz and contemporary. Studio Arts for Dancers, 1234 Rocky Hill Road, Knoxville, 865-5392475. ■■ Adult ballet Fit. Come dance this summer. Class 9-10:15 a.m. on Fridays in June and July. $15 per class. Studio Arts for Dancers, 1234 Rocky Hill Road, Knoxville, 865-539-2475.  ■■ Camp Webb Basketball/Soccer Camp July 31-Aug. 4, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 2-6 www.campwebb. com

■■ Camp Webb Boys Lacrosse Camp Fundamentals June 26-30, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Boys entering grades 5-8 ■■ Camp Webb Boys Advanced Position Lacrosse Camp July 17-21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 7-10 www. ■■ Camp Webb Boys Junior Soccer Camp June 12-16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Boys entering grades 1-5 www.campwebb. com ■■ Camp Webb Elliott Stroupe Basketball School July 24-28, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 4-7 www.campwebb. com ■■ Camp Webb Football/Basketball Camp

July 10-14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 4-8 ■■ Camp Webb Girls Soccer Camp June 19-23, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Girls entering kindergarten-5th grade www. ■■ Camp Webb Grand Slam Dunk Baseball/Basketball Camp June 5-9, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Boys entering grades 3-8 ■■ Camp Webb Meske Football Camp June 19-23, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 1-5 www.campwebb. com ■■ Camp Webb Spartan Spirit Cheer and Dance July 10-14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Girls entering grades 3-6 www. ■■ Camp Webb Sports Variety Camp - 13 Spaces Available. June 5-9, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 2-5 www. ■■ Camp Webb Tennis Camp Session I: June 5-9; Session II: June 12-16; Session III: June 19-23; Session IV: June 26-30; Session V: July 10-14; Session VI: July 17-21; Session VII: July 24-28; Session VIII: July 31-Aug. 4, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 1-7 www.campwebb. com ■■ Camp Webb Volleyball Camp July 2428, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Girls entering grades 5-8

New Location Near UT Campus

New Location !

Calvary Baptist Church UT/Downtown Campus 3200 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919

Field Trips, swimming, fun activities, devotions, and lasting friendships! Ages Accepted for Summer Camp Rising Kindergarten-Rising 7th Grade 3 Knoxville Summer Day Camp Locations

More info, schedules, pictures, online registration at or call 865-386-0779 KN-1528601

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Summer Art Academy The KMA’s Summer Art Academy offers quality educational opportunities through drawing, painting, sculpture, and more.

■■ Webb Basketball Camp July 17-21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Boys entering grades 6-8

at, or call 865-450-1000

■■ Camp Webb Wild World of Sports June 12-16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 2-6

■■ Preschool Summer Adventure, Age 6 weeks-entering kindergarten. July 10-14 and July 17-20. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Central Baptist Church of Bearden. Info/registration at CentralBearden. org/Camp-Central, campcentral@ or call 865-450-1000

■■ Camp Webb Wrestling Camp June 1216, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 5-8 ■■ VBS 2017 – Passport to Peru, June 4-8. Sunday Kickoff 4-6 p.m., MondayThursday 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Central Baptist Church of Bearden. Info/registration at, or call 865-450-1000 ■■ Mega Sports Camp, Jun 19-23, 5:307:30 p.m. Cost $30. Central Baptist Church of Bearden. Info/registration at, or call 865-450-1000 ■■ Music and Arts Camp 2017, July 9-14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost $75. Central Baptist Church of Bearden. Info/registration at, or call 865-450-1000 ■■ Jr. Chef Academy, July 24-27, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost $50. Central Baptist Church of Bearden. Info/registration

■■ Calvary Baptist Church “Big Fish” summer camp and afterschool, field trips, swimming, devotions and lasting friendships. For ages entering kindergarten through entering seventh grade. Three Knoxville locations. More info, schedules, online registration at or call 865-3860779 ■■ Camp Wallace Summer Day Camp, May 24-Aug. 4, for children who have completed kindergarten through seventh grade. Field trips including Splash Country, Jump Jam, Knoxville Zoo, Alcoa Pool, plus weekly devotions, arts and crafts. Contact Kristie Bell, director, 865-688-7270.

June 5-9 Line and Color • 9am-12pm Ages 3-4 Studio Explorers Ages 5-6 First Impressions Ages 7-9 Creative Expression Ages 10-12 Drawing & Painting

July 17-21 Meet the Masters • 9am-12pm Ages 3-4 Jackson Pollock Ages 5-6 Henri Matisse Ages 7-9 Wassily Kandinsky Ages 10-12 Alexander Calder

June 12-16 Ages 3-4 Ages 5-6 Ages 7-9 Ages10-12

July 24-28 Young Authors and Illustrators • 9am-12pm Ages 3-4 Words and Pictures Ages 5-9 Teller of Tales Ages 7-9 Comic Books Ages 10-12 Creative Writing

Wild Things • 9am-12pm Exploring the Wild Amazing Creature Creations Mixed-Media Monsters Artful Animals

June 19-23 Learning from Beauford Delaney • 9am-12pm Ages 3-4 Let’s Paint Ages 5-6 Express Yourself Ages 7-9 Blank Canvas Ages 10-12 Learning through the Artist Eyes June 26-30 Ages 3-4 Ages 5-6 Ages 7-9 Ages 10-12 July 10-14 Ages 3-4 Ages 5-6 Ages 7-9

Re-useum • 9am-12pm Draw, Paint, Twist Time to Upgrade That’s My Trash I found that!

Mix It Up • 9am-12pm Little Mixers Art, Paper, Scissors Screens, Stencils, and Squeegees Ages 10-12 Spread Your Wings

TEEN ART CLUB • 1-4pm Ages 13 and up Open to all skill levels. June 26-30 Ceramics July 12-16 Tricks of Painting

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN THE AFTERNOON • 1–4pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays Ages 5-8 - STEAM Workshop June 13 - June 29 | 3 week class Ages 9-12 - Stop-Motion Animation Workshop June 13 - June 29 | 3 week class Ages 5-8 and 9-12 - Afternoon Clay Adventures July 11 - July 27 | 3 week class

TUITION All 9am-12pm and Teen Art Club classes 1-4pm: $85 KMA members / $100 non-members Special Opportunities in the Afternoon (3 week classes): $200 KMA members / $225 non-members

■■ Christian Academy of Knoxville “We Have That Camp!” Full summer lineup at summercamps.cfm or call 865-690-4721

Classes and scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information call 865.525.6101 ext. 241 or e-mail Detailed schedule with class descriptions at



Our award-winning Kids U summer camps are exclusive opportunities for area youth in grades 3-12. Choose from more than 100 camps on the UT campus in June and July. Please register early. Camp sizes are limited and often fill up quickly.

Register at or call 865-974-0150 for more information. KN-1546658

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