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Garden Club heads outside

Noweta Garden Club members took an outdoor excursion to Thress Nursery on May 7. Thress veteran gardener Greg Clark gave a presentation about the best use of annuals and perennials. Clark has been with Thress for 16 years and shared ideas for vertical gardening.

See Cindy Taylor’s story on A-3

Shop into spring The Shop into Spring Outdoor Market is in full swing once a month at 1904 W. Emory Rd., next to Bojangles’ in Powell. Shoppers can browse for jewelry, scented candles and soaps, loose leaf teas, custom art, handbags and more.

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‘For providential reasons’ As far as Dr. Horace Judson was concerned, his academic career had come to a close in 2009. He had retired and was enjoying it. His wife, and a Higher Power, had other plans. |

Felix and Oscar at Powell In Playhouse’s ‘The Odd Couple’ Powell Playhouse is presenting Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” on June 6, 7, 8 and 9 at the Jubilee Banquet Facility. Cast in the main roles are Flash Black and Brian Murphy. Murphy comes to the stage as Oscar, the divorced, messy, disorganized fun-loving sportswriter. In this zany comedy he befriends Felix, his poker buddy who is going through a divorce from his wife of 12 years. Stunned and heartbroken, Felix is the original obsessivecompulsive clean freak. Put two opposite personalities together for a few days and watch mayhem ensue. Who is more repulsive? Pity the wives, Blanche and Frances. Murphy appears in his second role for the Playhouse; the first was as Lieutenant Rooney in “Arsenic and Old Lace.” Flash Black is making his stage debut with the Playhouse. Advanced dinner (6 p.m.) and play (7:30) tickets for June 6, 7 and 8 may be reserved through Mona at 256-9428 or 947-7428. The price is $25 with a deadline

of June 3. All other tickets may be purchased at the door for $10; tickets for the Sunday, June 9, matinee at 3 p.m. are adults $10 and seniors $5 at the door.

Get ready to be entertained by Powell Playhouse’s own “odd couple,” Flash Black as Felix and Brian Murphy as Oscar. Here Oscar listens with incredulity and some sympathy as Felix tells of being kicked out of the house by his wife, Frances. Photo by Nancy Anderson

Relay for Life

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No way to know “Ten years ago, when Doug Dickey was finishing up as athletic director at Tennessee, dear friend Nancy Siler and I had an interesting conversation about potential replacements,” Marvin West writes. “Her candidate was Bill Schmidt. “Nancy said he met all requirements. He had been an Olympic athlete and a Tennessee coach, a Chuck Rohe assistant. He had a Master’s degree in business with emphasis on accounting.”

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By Cindy Taylor The North Knoxville Relay for Life was held overnight May 3-4 at Tennova North. “The second lap (of the relay) is very special to me,” said cancer survivor Dana Henegar, who co-chaired the North Knox event with Ben Easterday. “We will invite the caregivers to walk that lap with survivors they took care of and supported.” “Today is a good day,” said Darlene O’Bryant, who had undergone her last chemotherapy treatment earlier that day. Cancer survivors Dana Henegar, North Knoxville Relay for Life co-chair and 10-year survivor, Janice Spicer, eight-year survivor, Shirl Spicer, five-year survivor and Darlene O’Bryant. O’Bryant finished her last chemo the morning of the event. Photos by Cindy Taylor

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new clients who wanted to hire me to be their attorney in federal court.” Actually, Moncier’s pretty much always been in the center of controversy, whether for representing a Group W Bench full of infamous criminals or for forcing the local political establishment to comply with laws that they’d just as soon ignore, and doing it with a frequency, bluster and degree of success that members of the political establishment have found maddening. His highs are stratospheric, his lows tragic. And they’re almost always public. As one friend says, “Good or bad, things happen big to Herb.” Herb’s father, James C. Moncier, was a successful entrepreneur who founded

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a chain of 17 Easy Way Five & Ten Cent Stores and acquired three cattle farms where he raised registered Aberdeen Angus. Every spring, Herb, a lifelong animal lover, would adopt a calf to raise and show at the fair in the fall. And every year it was the same – the trauma of selling the calf to the highest bidder, always the White Stores, inevitably followed the triumph of winning a blue ribbon. “I knew where the calf that I slept with at night in the barn (at the fair) was going to end up, and as long as the White Stores were in business, I would never eat beef from there. I wouldn’t even walk by the counter,” he said.

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Natalie Fundora enjoys the free bounce house at the Jen Downey and Kim Massey of JK Whims keep a hand on their Powell Outdoor Market. canopy while talking about their products.

Shop into spring By Cindy Taylor The Shop into Spring Outdoor Market is in full swing once a month at 1904 W. Emory Rd., next to Bojangles’ in Powell. Shoppers can browse for jewelry, scented candles and soaps, loose leaf teas, custom art, handbags and more. Jennifer Alexander came up with the idea to pull busi-

nesses together as a way to promote her own business, Imagination Forest. “More and more people are starting their own business,” Alexander says. “I thought this would be a good way to bring the community together in one place for some fun and shopping. “We plan to have quality products, concessions and

free fun for the kids while parents shop. This is a good way to shop while supporting small businesses in the community.” The next Outdoor Market is scheduled for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 8. Admission and parking are free. Info: 257-2458 or

Dr. Robert Harvey introduces Knoxville College president Dr. Horace Judson to the Northside Kiwanis Club at The Foundry. The club donated $1,000 to Knoxville College in Harvey’s name last week. Photo by Jake Mabe

‘For providential reasons’ As far as Dr. Horace Judson was concerned, his academic career had come to a close in 2009. He had retired and was enjoying it. His wife, and a Higher Power, had other plans. “My bride (Knoxville College alum Gail Shorter Judson) came home one day (in 2009) and said, ‘Why don’t you come to homecoming with me this year? It’s been a long time since you’ve gone.’” Judson declined at first, joking that Gail would have a better time without him. He went. A bit later, Gail came home one night and said, “I’ve followed you wherever you’ve gone, served all these institutions, haven’t I?” “I said, ‘Yes, what’s wrong?’” “She said, ‘I need you to help my alma mater.’” Judson said, “Yes, dear” and has been at Knoxville College since February 2010. “I say that these moves happen for providential reasons. I’ve held administrative positions at four

Jake Mabe MY TWO CENTS universities, including two as president, and never consciously made a decision to go to any of them.” Judson previously served as president of Grambling State University in Louisiana and at Plattsburgh State University of New York. He spoke to the Northside Kiwanis Club at The Foundry last week. The club donated $1,000 to Knoxville College and surprised member Dr. Bob Harvey by presenting the donation in his name. Harvey is a Knoxville College alum, longtime booster and has served multiple times as the college’s interim president. Judson says the college’s biggest challenge is gaining accreditation, which it lost

UT NOTES Natalie Fundora and Lorelai Bridges shop for bubblegum jewelry with Carmen Fundora at Yummy Baubles. Photos by Cindy Taylor

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in 1997. “Accreditation has nothing to do with what kind of education you can provide,” he said. “It’s relatively new, but became a requirement when the federal government got involved by providing funding. “Our students are receiving a quality education. Last May, we had a graduating class of 13 and all of them either have jobs or are in graduate school.” Judson says accreditation among other things allows students to qualify for Pell Grants and guaranteed loans from the federal government. “We continue to serve students who are economically challenged to go to college and they are some of the best students with which I’ve been engaged in 40 years. Some of them wouldn’t be in any college if Knoxville College wasn’t still carrying out its mission.” The Northside Kiwanis Club meets at noon Wednesdays at The Foundry.

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Noweta heads outdoors The Noweta Garden Club members took an outdoor excursion to Thress Nursery on May 7.

Cindy Taylor Knox County Commissioner Thress veteran gardener Ed Shouse speaks to Heiskell Greg Clark gave a presenseniors. tation about the best use Greg Clark of Thress Nursery of annuals and perennials. demonstrates vertical garClark has been with Thress dening. for 16 years and shared ideas for vertical gardening. “There are tons of ways to garden vertically,” said Clark. “You can do all of these yourself without needing extra muscle.” Clark demonstrated one vertical garden he constructed using a purchased shadow box, spray adhesive, hen and chicks plants and moss. He also advised members on color and plant combinations. The Noweta Garden Club Retiring from Powell Elementary are Cathey Stooksbury, Ginny meets at 10 a.m. each first Harned and Kim Dodson. Tuesday at Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Info: 938-8819. ■

Three to retire from Powell Elementary

Mary Kate Smith spent more than a year sewing a quilt to donate to the Heiskell Senior Center.

Three Powell Elementary staff members are retiring. Cathey Stooksbury has been at Powell Elementary since 1989 and will be retiring after more than 24 years. “I have mixed emotions about leaving,” said Stooksbury, who worked as a secretary in the front office. “This has been the perfect job for me. I am excited but it will be hard to leave.” Ginny Harned is an intervention mentor who has spent 36 years in the school system and has been at the school for eight years. First grade teacher Kim Dodson has been teaching for 32 years, 25 at Powell El- Knox County Commissioner R. Larry Smith surprises Heiskell ementary. Senior Center director Janice White with a check.

REUNION NOTES ■ Reynolds’ family reunion will be Sunday, May 19, at Big Ridge State Park in the Tea Room. Bring a covered dish; lunch will begin at 1 p.m. ■ Nicely/Bailey/Munsey family reunion will be Saturday, June 8, at Wilson Park next to Maynardville High School. The reunion begins at noon and lasts until food and talk are finished. Bring a dish and musical instruments for pickin’ and grinnin’. Info: Shirley Nicely Hammock, 712-2532. ■ The Clinton High School Class of 1967 is holding a reunion Aug. 31 at 205 Main St. in Clinton. Classes from ’66 through ’69 are also invited.

Noweta Garden Club members Carolyn Keck and Marjorie Gardner enjoy the beauty inside Thress Nursery.

Cost is $45 per person before Aug. 1 and $50 after, and includes food, a DJ, games and a free class memory CD. Info/ reservations: Becky Calloway Rosenbaum, 457-259, or Bunnie Brown Ison, 599-4749, or send checks to: CHS Class of 1967, 607 Greenwood Drive, Clinton, TN 37716. ■ Knoxville High School is seeking nominees for induction into its annual “Hall of Fame” to be recognized at the “Hall of Fame” banquet Oct. 18 at the Foundry Banquet Hall. For info or application: 696-9858. ■ Central High School Class of 1963 is planning its 50th reunion. Any member of the Class of 1963 who hasn’t been contacted by the reunion committee is asked to send

contact info to: ajrader@; or mail to CHS Class of ’63, 5428 Kesterbrooke Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37918.

Beaver Brook Nine Hole Women’s Golf Group results Beaver Brook Nine Hole Women’s Golf Group played points on May 7. First place, Sherry Kelly; second place (tie), Sandy Schonhoff and Nicole Workman; fourth place, Joan Funkhouser; fifth place (tie), Carol Henley and Carol McGhee; low putts, Sherry Kelly.

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The three will be hon- take care of your tax dolored with a retirement lars.” party before the end of the Commissioner R. Larry school year. Smith provided fried chicken for the luncheon and sur■ Heiskell seniors prised center director Janice question Shouse White with a check for $500. “”I like to give my payHeiskell seniors were check back to the commufull of questions for Knox County Commissioner Ed nity,” said Smith. “I would Shouse at their May meet- like to present this check to ing. Shouse fielded queries go toward the new Heiskell about abandoned business- Community Center.” Mary Kate Smith has es, sheriff’s pensions, the been working for more than budget and more. “You all probably know a year on a quilt to donate to that a lot of people come the center. The quilt is hand to county commission for sewn, hand embroidered money,” said Shouse. “What and hand quilted. “Everyone here has been you may not know is that most of them aren’t asking so nice to me I wanted to for a few hundred, they’re give something back,” said asking for thousands for Mary. Chances are being sold each project. Our job is to

for the quilt at $10 each. All dollars will go toward the new center. The book of the month is “One Thousand White Women” by Jim Fergus. The book club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14. The center’s operational days and hours will be changing next month. From June 1 through September, the center will be open on Thursdays only. Card games and crafting will both be held on that day. Heiskell seniors hold a monthly meeting with lunch and guest speakers at 11 a.m. each second Tuesday at the Heiskell Community Center. Info: Janice White, 548-0326. Reach Cindy Taylor at ctaylorsn@gmail. com

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The May 2 conference between TVA attorneys and plaintiff attorneys at the Howard Baker Courthouse arguing over TVA’s dress code for public hearings produced a trial date of Oct. 29. Magistrate Clifford Shirley presided at the conference following Judge Tena Campbell’s decision to allow the issue to go to trial.

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‘That guilt shall not escape’ The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is a joke. And that’s the kindest description of the bungling bureaucrats who have botched political corruption investigations for years. If not inept, try overly political or even corrupt as a descriptor. The biggest joke may be the slogan atop the TBI website: “Truth. Bravery. Integrity. That guilt shall not escape nor innocence suffer.” Say what? We’re still waiting for those Ragsdaleera indictments. And now folks are asking about Trustee John Duncan. ■ On March 18 at the Halls Republican Club, Duncan said he could not comment on legal difficulties in his office because of an ongoing TBI probe. ■ In April at the Democratic Club in Karns, Attorney General Randy Nichols said he could not proceed until the TBI investigation of the Trustee’s Office wrapped up. ■ Last week, TBI spokesperson Kristin Helm told this newspaper, “at this time I am not able to confirm nor deny” that an investigation is ongoing.

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So is there a TBI investigation or not? Will it be concluded before the expiration of the statute of limitations? Why is this hard? Duncan admitted taking money for educational coursework which he had not completed. He even paid it back. Duncan’s chief of staff, Josh Burnett, and delinquent tax attorney, Chad Tindell, resigned and entered guilty pleas to the misdemeanor of facilitation of official misconduct last December. Does the buck stop there? Background: Duncan got elected without opposition after the mere mention of his name cleared the field. He took office Sept.1, 2010, in what many believed was the first step toward succeeding his father, U.S. Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan Jr.

■ Tim Burchett, we recall, said education funding should be directed toward the classroom. The expanded school security budget is an

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His mother, Frances, passed on her relentless drive to her youngest son – “Saying no to my mother was just an invitation to do it another way.” When he was 10, his big sister Marty was killed in a traffic accident. His mother salved her grief by throwing herself into starting the Knoxville Teen Center, a safe place where young people had fun and did community service. A couple of generations of Knoxville youth came to know her as “Mama Mon.” Herb married Rachel Hufstedler, finished UT law school in 1970, was commissioned into the Army as a captain in the Judge Advocate General Corps and stationed near Washington, D.C. He served as prosecutor before deciding to switch sides. “The brass liked me as a

prosecutor but not so much as a defense attorney.” They liked him even less when he took the case of Robert K. Preston, a disgruntled soldier who stole a helicopter and flew it onto Richard Nixon’s White House lawn, getting himself shot five times in the process. He faced 105 years imprisonment and a dishonorable discharge, and Moncier made “60 Minutes” by accusing the Joint Chiefs of Staff of command influence, a criminal violation of the Code of Uniform Justice. Then he made Preston his clerk and rode him around in his Army car. Preston got off with a couple of months retraining and an honorable discharge. A military judge at Ft. Meade tried to send Moncier to Cambodia. After the Army, he and

or display at their “Flagship University.”

■ Mike Graves, candidate for district attorney general, will speak to the Powell Republican Club at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Shoney’s on Emory Road at I-75. Come at 6:30 for dinner.

■ Dr. Heather West, a graduate of Halls High School and Carson-Newman University Class of 2005, takes issue with Brianna Rader’s slam at UT, writing: “Obviously, the chancellors and trustees of UT felt the material being presented during this “Sex Week” was unsuitable to endorse and/

■ Betty Bean, who previously wrote a feature on West, says Rader was right. “The UT administration was fully informed and on board with everything Rader was doing all through the planning stage, so it wasn’t the content they had a problem with. It was only when Stacey Campfield and Fox News started in that they buckled.”

Here’s what our sources say: ■ That the TBI investigation, headed by agent Jerry Spoon, was completed last September. ■ That Tindell and Burnett have agreements that their cases will be dropped if no one else is charged. The statute of limitations on such offenses is two years, meaning that time would have been up on the 2010 offenses in December. But Tindell, Burnett and Duncan waived the statute. The deadline to prosecute 2011 offenses is October. ■ That the investigation was stymied when the U.S. Attorney’s office became involved, entangling the trustee’s issues with other matters. ■ That it’s looking like Duncan is going to walk. Conclusion: The TBI should finish its investigation and turn over its information to Randy Nichols. Let him or a substitute DA decide whether to prosecute. Otherwise, we suggest a more apt slogan for the top of that TBI website: “Justice delayed is justice denied.”

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GOSSIP AND LIES ■ Gus Paidousis is a great guy, we’re sure, but hiring him for $90,000 to hire and supervise 58 other retired cops under the guise of school security is a huge boondoggle. It’s tough enough to fund public education without this empire-building.

By December, however, he’d stepped in a mess of trouble when he handed out $3,000 bonuses to employees who were not entitled to them, including himself. These “incentive payments” rewarded employees who had completed the County Officials Certificate Training Program to become certified public administrators. The following October, he handed out even more bonuses. The bonuses were given to people who didn’t complete the course. The news broke in 2012 when investigators seized longtime Duncan friend and employee Zach Brezina’s computer to see whether he’d taken the test for others. As the year wore on, “insiders” kept saying that the pieces were about to fall into place, but deadline after deadline passed without action. On Dec. 12, Burnett and Tindell resigned and entered pleas. Since then, nothing. And now Duncan is making the rounds of Republican clubs giving every indication of running for reelection next summer.

■ Wayne Goforth said (privately) following his final school board meeting as director of Union County Public Schools: “It’s like making love with a skunk. I’ve had about all of this that I can stand.”

A cockatiel named Tippy occupies the office next to Moncier’s. Rachel returned to Knoxville. He went to work in the attorney general’s office, teaming up with Ralph Harwell as a fearsome duo that never lost a case. Rachel taught school. Their son Adam was born in 1977. In 1980, their newborn son Nicholas was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Rachel was stricken with post-partum depression that deepened when her doctor said Nick was allergic to her breast milk. Herb took her to her parents’ home so they could look after her, but she found her father’s gun and ended her life, leaving Herb with a toddler and a severely disabled 5-month-old. He doesn’t know if he would have made it without the help of Harwell and quiet moments spent in the sanctuary of Church Street Methodist Church that deepened his faith and his resolve. His sons became the focus of his life. Nicholas lives with him and is his “best buddy.” Adam finished law school and started a practice focused on juvenile law. “Wish I could bottle

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Adam. I’d have a formula for other young people. All those years of pain as a single father, then to see him get over the curve and all of a sudden … it’s just wonderful.” Moncier said. “And the best thing he’s done is marry Paige Christenberry and have Khaki – my granddaughter Katherine Rachel. And I’m Papa Herb to her and her brother, William, who is 10.” Meanwhile, he’s hoping to get his practice back on track, 70 percent of which was in federal court. His financial situation is complicated by years of unpaid public interest work that pretty much reshaped county government. “There was a complete political regime opposed to what Wanda Moody and later Bee DeSelm (his plaintiffs in the lawsuits that stopped the justice center and enforced term limits) were doing; and Lord, did they pay the price for it. And I became tainted – maybe justly so because I was crazy enough to do it. “But I did it because it was right and because the people needed somebody to stand up and help them take their government back.”

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Fountain City’s oldest business HISTORY AND MYSTERIES | Dr. Jim Tumblin Fountain City Town Hall is honoring Fountain City’s businesses at this year’s Honor Fountain City Day in the Park on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27). As usual, the annual tshirt design features some image relevant to the emphasis for the year. In reaching the decision about which image to use, one Fountain City Town Hall board member said, “Let’s feature our oldest continual business.” “Which business is that?” someone asked. The board thought of Babelay and Stormer’s Fountain City Florist and Greenhouse (established 1939), Hardy Johnson’s Custom Shoe Rebuilders (established 1953) and Louis’ Restaurant (established 1958). Then someone asked, “How old is Pratt’s Country Market?” Eureka! It all came back in a flash. When the Tumblin family moved from Fairmont Boulevard to Adair Gardens in 1939, my mother quickly established a charge account at Pratt’s. Ralph Pratt recently refreshed my memory about the large metal rack with mousetrap-type springs that held the myriad of charge books, one for each customer. He regrets it was later stolen when someone broke into his storage barn. We recalled how customers were rewarded with a bag of loose candy when the bill was paid each month, not with green stamps or a reduced-price tank of gas. Precious memories! Actually the store was already 17 years old at the time. Ralph remembers that two brothers, W.H. “Will” and C.L. “Charlie” Pratt, moved from their farm home on the Anderson/Union county line and opened the grocery store at the junction of Tazewell and Jacksboro pikes and Sanders Lane in 1922. In 1959, Charles (1892-1946) and Opal Nelson Pratt (18981982) bought out Will and assumed full ownership. East on Tazewell Pike, just a few hundred yards from the store, stood the Pratt’s large two-story frame house. Here Opal cared for and cooked for the Pratt’s 11 children, plus grandmother Elizabeth Leach and Cleve, an orphaned and handicapped boy who came to live with them and later worked in the store. Much like Jim Ted Collins and Bobby Sandman did in future years, Cleve captured the hearts of all who knew him. But that wasn’t all. Opal Pratt also had eight boarders at one time and managed to attend any and all services at her beloved Smithwood Baptist Church. If any Fountain Citian ever qualified as one of Wilma Dykeman Stokely’s “Tall Women,” it was Opal Pratt. A stained-glass window in the Smithwood sanctuary recognizes her dedication to the church. Not long after Charley Pratt became full owner, he constructed a new building and Pratt Brothers became Pratt’s Market. At that time the store was a full-service grocery and meat market, and offered home delivery and credit. On the opposite corner of the Smithwood intersection, Hill’s Market was their friendly competition. For a time, as the three Tumblin boys were growing up, “Doc” Harry D. Stewart at Smithwood Drug Store gave Smithwood a trifecta. If a meager allowance would not allow a half-pound of chocolate drops at Hill’s or Pratt’s, maybe it would buy an ice cream soda at Doc’s soda counter.

The Pratt family congratulates Charlie (in white shirt), in the Top 15 and voted Most Dependable at Central High School among other honors, pictured here with dad Perry, sister Julianna, mom Kellie, brother Thomas, and grandmother Carol Brown. Photo by Libby Morgan Pratt Brothers Market circa 1940. Charles L. and Will H. Pratt founded their grocery in 1922. Several generations of the fam- ing business and Ralph deily have operated the Smithwood store for almost 90 years. Pho- cided to build Pratt’s Country tos courtesy Betty Pratt Adams Market, specializing in fresh fruits and vegetables, on The Pratt children began bills and generally support- property to the east of the working in the store early by ed those in the community former building. He also ofstocking, rearranging and who were hurting during the fered eggs, bacon, luncheon delivering groceries. Their Great Depression and the meat, cheese, Mayfield dairy products, honey, jellies and grassroots knowledge of the years prior to World War II. By the 1970s and early jams, snacks and soft drinks. business would prove beneficial later as some moved into 1980s, Bill, C.L. and Ralph Other specialties are seaPratt had assumed the man- sonal flower and fruit baskets management positions. Charlie left a void when he agement. Their sisters, Thel- and flower and vegetables passed away in 1946. He had ma Solomon, Wilma Dewine, plants in the spring. Ralph and his son Perry accommodated his custom- Johnny Key and Betty Aders in many ways, including ams, were often there pre- share the major operational the loan of his pickup for paring and packaging pro- duties while his daughter moving or hauling firewood. duce and generally greeting Penny and son-in-law Steve Searcy also serve customAnd, the family had provided and serving customers. After Opal passed away ers. And, one can often see a babysitters, carried the elderly to the bus line, transported in 1982, there was a hiatus fourth generation – Carlton, children to school, acted as as the estate was settled and Charlie, Dalton, Juliana and a community bank by hold- management decisions were Thomas – perpetuating the ing and cashing regular and made. Eventually, C.L. de- proud name and tradition for pension checks, paid utility cided to go into the landscap- yet another 90 years.

Charles L. and Opal Pratt. The Pratts and their 11 children have long been an institution in the Smithwood community.

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A-6 • MAY 13, 2013 • POWELL Shopper news ness and lead the Volunteers to even greater success. UT president John Shumaker either didn’t ask Nancy or didn’t take her assessment seriously. He interviewed Schmidt but promoted Mike Hamilton, Dickey’s key assisMarvin tant and a brilliant fund-raiser. West “We did a thorough and exhaustive national search,” said Shumaker. His next line was something about the right man at the right time. We’ll never know how Bill Stokely Van Camp hired Bill as director of development Schmidt would have done. and loaned him to the Los You can guess UT athletics Angeles Olympics. He served would never have been $223 Peter Ueberroth as a vice million in debt. Schmidt oversaw Gatorade president, responsible for growth from $80 million to eight sports. Back at Stokely, or maybe $1.8 billion. Signing Michael it was Quaker Oats by then, Jordan to pitch the product Schmidt was named vice may have helped sales. I remember when Bill president of worldwide marketing of Gatorade. You know said: “Foreign countries what happened to Gatorade. didn’t know sports drinks, Nancy thought Bill but they knew Michael JorSchmidt was a natural – dan. We couldn’t afford him smarts, background, person- but we did a 10-year endorseality, contacts, skill set – to ment deal not knowing how direct UT athletics as a busi- good he would be.”

No way to know Ten years ago, when Doug Dickey was finishing up as athletic director at Tennessee, dear friend Nancy Siler and I had an interesting conversation about potential replacements. Her candidate was Bill Schmidt. Nancy said he met all requirements. He had been an Olympic athlete and a Tennessee coach, a Chuck Rohe assistant. He had a Master’s degree in business with emphasis on accounting. He had served honorably in the military. He was a borderline genius. As director of sports at the 1982 World’s Fair, he produced a $300,000 profit while the whole show was doing a deficit. Nancy had followed Schmidt’s career closely from the time her husband, Tom Siler, had said he would be a star. She recalled when

Passive persistence When he had spent everything, a severe famine took place throughout that country, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed the pigs. He would gladly have filled himself with the pods that the pigs were eating; and no one gave him anything. But when he came to himself he said, “How many of my father’s hired hands have bread enough and to spare, but here I am dying of hunger! I will get up and go to my father, and I will say to him, ‘Father, I have been led astray against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son; treat me like one of your hired hands.’ ” So he set off and went to his father. But while he was still far off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion; he ran and put his arms around him and kissed him. (Luke 15: 14-20 NRSV) Of all the parables Jesus told, this one is the most beloved. Perhaps that is because at one time or another we can identify with all the characters in this little drama. It tells us volumes about

ourselves: our own rebellion and selfishness, our heedlessness of the hurt we cause others; our need for love. It also tells us about ourselves as parents: the jumbled emotions of love and frustra-

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tion, the joys and sorrows of watching our children go through the stages of adolescence, the sense of arrival when they are finally grownups. It tells us, too, about ourselves as siblings: children raised by the same parents, in the same home, who turn out to be very different, very distinct individuals. I wonder what it also tells us about the storyteller: Jesus. He would have been the elder brother in his family: Mary’s first-born. Did he know of family anguish firsthand? Did he have a ne’erdo-well younger sibling who broke Joseph’s heart?

It took Schmidt a few minutes to catch up with the New York Giants’ postgame ritual of dumping Gatorade on coach Bill Parcells. When he saw it on replay, he said it was advertising better than money could buy. At the end of that season, he spent some and sent Parcells a letter. “We at The Quaker Oats Company, makers of Gatorade Thirst Quencher, realize that due to the yearlong ‘Gatorade dunking’ you have been receiving, your wardrobe has probably taken a beating. “The enclosed check should help remedy the problem; after all, we do feel somewhat responsible for your cleaning bill.” In the sports marketing world, Bill Schmidt was first considered a pioneer. He became a giant. The Sporting News twice listed Schmidt among the most powerful people in sports. He knew everybody. He could get tickets to any event.

Schmidt left Gatorade to become CEO of Oakley sunglasses and apparel. Good old Michael Jordan arranged that deal. Schmidt eventually came back to Knoxville and started his own sports marketing and consulting firm, Pegasus. He served as an adjunct professor at UT. He dabbled in real estate. He played golf. He rode Harley-Davidson motorcycles. His hometown of Canonsburg, Pa., put up a historical marker commemorating his world status among javelin throwers. He won the bronze at the Munich Olympics, the only American to medal in that event in 61 years and counting. This summer Bill Schmidt will be inducted into the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame. It will be a brief celebration of excellence. No way to know what might have been.

This story resonates with me, not because of my own family history, but because of the families I have encountered in various forms of ministry throughout my career. I have listened to stories of children who were abandoned (or worse), of parents whose children rebelled, of brothers and sisters who no longer speak to each other; of children who have no idea where their parents are now. It is sad, but true: families can fall apart. Even so, it is clear that Jesus told this story to demonstrate the patience and the forgiving nature of God. But the most fascinating part of it (for me at least) is the father’s standing at the gate, watching, waiting. He didn’t saddle up and ride off in all directions searching for the boy. He didn’t go drag the prodigal home by the scruff of the neck. He did not abandon his wife and other son, or his responsibilities as head of household.

But on that day when the prodigal’s familiar form came over the hill, the father was at the gate, looking for his boy. Imagine the patience, the forbearance, the self-discipline it had required of the father! Imagine, too, the restraint that was required to keep the father from ranting about the worry, the heartbreak, the hurt. There was no “well¸ it’s about time!” Or “where in the world have you been?” His passive persistence had paid off: his boy had come home of his own free will and his own recognition of his folly. The faithful father had been standing at the gate to welcome him. Jesus didn’t say they all lived happily ever after. But they were a family again, and that, after all, was the point of the parable. It also was God’s intent in sending Jesus into this world: to welcome home all the prodigals. Thanks be to God!

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News from SOS Green Community School opened in mid-October with 60 students and an average daily attendance of 35. Many students had committed to other programs, but the school expects to be at full capacity of 65 students next year. Green principals, a guidance counselor, a social worker, and a psychologist selected participants based on grades, standardized test scores and home environment. The YMCA is the program’s primary sponsor. Project Grad is a partner and Helen Ross McNabb provides a case manager two days a week. The Girl Scouts has given scholarships to 50 girls active in its programs. The student program is a series of enrichment experiences to supplement the school day. Two afternoons weekly are focused on academic tutoring in small groups. During the other three afternoons students participate in art, led by a teacher provided by the Knoxville Museum of Art; fitness with a volunteer trainer; golf, with lessons from a YMCA sports director; and gardening (4th and 5th graders) with volunteers from UT Agricultural Extension and ECO Garden. All students participate in a reading and technology course with help from the UT Veterinary School Human-Animal Bond in Tennessee program.

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POWELL Shopper news • MAY 13, 2013 • A-7

Prayer shawls provide ‘tangible comfort’ By Cindy Taylor Sharon Baptist Church pastor Mark McCoig says that believers know that God is always with them, but sometimes a little tangible comfort is appreciated. McCoig is referring to the prayer shawl ministry started by Rebecca Smith more than a year ago. Smith came up with the idea for her own church when she received a prayer shawl during her father’s illness. “Even though you know God is there sometimes in the early morning hours a hospital can be a very lonely place,” said Smith. “I wanted to make prayer shawls, but once I found out how many people could benefit from them I realized I couldn’t knit that fast.” Smith suggested the project to McCoig and the Prayer Shawl Ministry was born. Ministry members meet twice a month for prayer, handwork and to share what’s going on in their lives. They also make lap robes for men, scarves for younger women and baby blankets for infants.

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Sharon Baptist Church prayer shawl prayer warriors are Angela Wilson, Rebecca Smith, associate pastor Dennis Blazier, JoAnn Campbell and lead pastor Mark McCoig. Photo by Cindy Taylor

Each item is dedicated and prayed over for the specific recipient. Shawls have been sent as far away as California and are not limited to members of Sharon Baptist. “It is surprising how much the recipients appreciate these prayer shawls,” said McCoig. “This is something people can touch, feel and see during very lonely times.”

Prayer shawls are different styles, sizes and colors. Each shawl can take between 15-20 hours to make and around three skeins of yarn. Class members not only donate their time but provide the yarn as well. “There are certain things I can’t do but this is something I can,” said member Angela Wilson. “I wanted to do this as soon as I heard

Melvin Noe, 83, of Powell was laid to rest at Fort Sumter Cemetery last week following services conducted by the Rev. Lester Mullins and the Rev. Maston Jackson. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Burial was preceded by an Honor Guard ceremony. The family was especially appreciative of the Honor Guard taking time to honor our much-loved veteran and one of their own comrades, said sister-in-law Ruth Brady. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Melvin Noe Margaret Brown Noe; daughter Debbie (Ray) Swiger; son Michael; grandchildren Josh (Jennifer) Swiger; Jeremy (Sabrina) Swiger; Sasha, Nikki and Anthony Noe; great-granddaughter Emely Swiger; brother Alfred (Helen) Noe of Georgia; sisters-in-law Ruth Noe of Tennessee and Ruth Noe of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Noe was a well-known metal fabricator and loved gardening.

about the ministry and I am the one who has been blessed.” Prayer Shawl Ministry members have crocheted, knitted and given away al- Food banks most 150 shawls to date for ■ Glenwood Baptist Church, 7212 Central Ave Pike, is those with specific spiritual accepting appointments for and/or health related needs the John 5 Food Pantry. Info/ and their family members. appointment: 938-2611. To participate in this ministry call the church office at ■ Ridgeview Baptist Church offers a Clothes Closet free 938-7075.


of cost for women, men and children in the Red Brick Building, 6125 Lacy Road. Open to the public 10:30 a.m.1 p.m. every second Saturday. ■ Powell Presbyterian Church, 2910 W. Emory Road, will host a Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry on Saturday, May 25. The parking lot will open at 6 a.m., and food will be given around 7:30. There are no pre-requirements to receive food. Those who would like to volunteer should be there 6:30-10 a.m. Info: 938-8311.

In search of rest meeting with a community of believers. She works directly with the Order of St. Brigit, a group of women who seek to live a more contemplative life, and the Knoxville Fellows Program. She offers one-day retreats at her scenic home, and takes groups on trips to monasteries and even to the beach. She also offers Pilgrim Walks on local trails. Participants use her book, “Pilgrim Walk in the Woods,” to guide their meditation. Her retreats have a variety of themes, and one of her favorites is the Sabbath. God’s rhythm is seen in the seven days of the creation, and He intends for us to rest, like He did. “We’re not meant to run full speed 24/7.” For Hassell, observing the Sabbath is about taking a day off from busyness rather than observing a set of rules. She chooses to do this on Sunday by spending quiet time in prayer and walking. God delights in us when we rest, she says.

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Special programs and services ■ Powell Presbyterian Church, 2910 W. Emory Road offers Wednesday Night Community Dinner for $2 at 6 p.m. followed by “After Dinner Special”: May 15, 22: “Bingo.” Come for the food and stay for the fun. Info: ■ The Church at Sterchi Hills, 904 Dry Gap Pike, welcomes guest speaker Jim Walker at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 26. All are welcome.

MILESTONES Birthdays Jessie Krista Brown celebrated her seventh birthday April 11. Parents are David and Julie Brown of Corryton. She has two brothers, Scottie and Donnie, and a sister, LeeAnn. Grandparents are Joyce Henry and the late George Henry of Corryton and Jack and Carolyn Brown of Powell.

Susanne Hassell, founder of Holy Paths Ministry, enjoys a moment of rest at her West Knoxville home. Photo by Wendy Smith

“God wants to fill us up, but we have to empty ourselves before we can be filled.” She also worships with All Souls Church at the Square Room on Sundays. One of the biggest obstacles to rest is technology, she says. “It’s supposed to make

our lives easier, but it only makes us work harder because we never stop.” It can be one more distraction that keeps us from listening to God. “God will meet you where you are, but you have to pay attention.” Info: http://holypaths. org/.

■ UT Hospice Adult Grief Support Group meets 5-6:30 p.m. each first and third Tuesday in the UT Hospice office at 2270 Sutherland Ave. A light supper is served. Info or reservation: Brenda Fletcher, 544-6279.

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■ UT Hospice, serving patients and families in Knox and 15 surrounding counties, conducts ongoing orientation sessions for adults (18 and older) interested in becoming volunteers with the program. No medical experience is required. Training is provided. Info: Penny Sparks, 544-6279. • Established 1995

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By Wendy Smith Sitting on her screenedin porch with a view of a West Knoxville horse farm, Susanne Hassell is the picture of calm contentment. But she admits that she’s a recovering workaholic. She began her ministry of helping others find rest after suffering career burnout herself. She started three preschools in that previous life, and even back then, the children were exhausted from their busy schedules. The parents were even more stressed out. Even if the activities are good, constant busyness makes us lose the sense of who we are, she says. “If you ask someone how they are, ‘busy’ has become the new ‘fine.’ We say it in almost a prideful sense.” Hassell founded Holy Paths eight years ago. The ministry has three prongs – rest, accomplished through retreats; spiritual direction, or helping people discern what God’s spirit is saying to them; and companionship, or

Church Happy Travelers are planning a trip to see “Kings of Psalms” at Biblical Times Theater in Pigeon Forge. A mouthwatering feast and a Gospel Concert are included. Adults: $55, children under 12: $40. Cost is all inclusive. Info/sign-up: Derrell Frye, 938-8884.


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‘glows’ By Cindy Taylor The 2013 Glow-a-thon at Powell Elementary proved that sometimes fundraisers can be fun raisers. Students raised more than $10,000 during the event with 100 percent participation. The fundraiser ended with a school-wide celebration May 3 with awards that included various glowing objects such as bracelets, necklaces and wands given to all students. Lee Horner’s kindergarten class took first place for the most dollars raised and were rewarded with a popsicle party. All funds go toward purchasing new technology for the school.

Lee Horner’s Kindergarten glass, led by Hank Pratt, Nathan Good and Savannah Moore, do their happy dance after winning the Glow-a-thon.

Healthy art Students at Powell Elementary have been focusing on living healthy. This included a concert by the 4th grade chorus May 2 and a display of student art throughout the hallways. Students were asked to choose their favorite piece of art that reflected the theme of the event. Family and friends were invited to come stroll the hallways and “Celebrate the Arts.”

Glowing at the Powell Elementary Glow-a-thon are Logen Sutton, Gracie Stooksbury, Bryson Boles, Abbie Frost, teacher and PTA volunteer Stephanie Whiteley, Kaitlyn Strunk, Kendal Patty and Savanna Parker. Photos by Cindy Taylor The chorus performed songs such as “The Body Boogie” and The Exercise Tango” to emphasize the importance of diet and exercise.

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Winding down with music

Fourth graders at Powell Elementary entertained family and friends at the Feelin’ Good Celebration of Health and Well-Being on May 2.

Powell Middle School’s choruses are finishing out the music year with a bang. The 6th grade chorus performance May 9 featured a medley of Appala-

chian tunes and pop songs. Solos were performed by Billie Williams, Hayden Rupert and Audrey Caldwell. At 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 13, Panther Company (the 7th and 8th grade advanced vocal ensemble) will perform in the gym. Songs will include two traditional pieces performed by the group at the East Tennessee Vocal As-

sociation Middle School Festival, where they received superior ratings. The 7th and 8th grade choruses will perform the same evening, singing both traditional and pop music. Both choruses also attended the ETVA Festival and brought back excellent overall ratings. Eighth grade chorus will conclude the performance with a Beatles medley.

Macie Brown displays her ocean art at the fair.

Cassie Haney shows off her favorite painting during the Powell Elementary Music and Art Fair.

Friends Gracie Stooksbury, Kendal Patty, Richmond Brickey and Kaitlyn Strunk celebrate feelin’ good at the Powell ElemenPowell Middle School choral director Drew Carpenter takes the 6th grade chorus through physical warm-up exercises before practice. tary health celebration.

Diamond Panthers fight on May is the toughest part of the year for a spring sport. District tournaments are played and seasons end in the blink of an eye. But for the Powell baseball team, it’s not over yet. After finishing second in the district tournament, the Panthers have made it to the regional tournament. Powell will face the Farragut Admirals today (May 13) at 6:30 p.m. in Farragut. But the road to this game was not easy. In the district tournament the Panthers knocked off Emory Road rival Halls in the first round 14-4 before beating Clinton 6-5 in the second round. The Panthers dropped down to the losers’ bracket after losing to topseeded Hardin Valley. It was there that the Panthers beat Clinton again, this time 2-1, to advance to the championship game, where they again played Hardin Valley. HVA won a close one, 5-4. However, since Powell was the district runner-up, the team received a spot in the regional tournament as well. Head coach Jay Scarbro attributed the outstanding district tournament performance to an offense that has really seen its pieces mold

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into one. “We’re doing a lot of little things right,” said Scarbro. “Getting hit by pitches, bunting, drawing walks … our offense is coming together.” As well as the Panthers played in the district tournament, though, the fight ahead is real. Powell’s game at Farragut is single-elimination and will be one of Powell’s toughest games of the season. “We know that they’re going to be a very prepared and well-coached team,” said Scarbro. “We have to be prepared to play a team that has been in this situation many times.” But regardless of what happens in regionals, this baseball season is still one for the books. “In this district, finishing in the top two and getting to go the regional tournament is a good accomplishment,” said Scarbro. Other Powell teams were not as fortunate. The PHS soccer team saw its season end Wednesday night in the

second round of the district tournament. Powell came off a 1-0 win against Central in the first round to advance to the second round and faced local powerhouse Oak Ridge. The Wildcats won, 3-0. Regardless, head coach Josh Van Pelt was proud of his squad. “They fought hard all night … it really showed where Powell soccer has come from and where it is going,” said Van Pelt. “We are excited about next year with this group being so young.” The Powell softball team is still alive and fighting. Following a big run in the district tournament, the Panthers finished second the district after losing the championship game to Hardin Valley, 5-4. The Panthers refused to lose early, after being down 5-2, and rallied in the seventh inning to get close to the coveted trophy. Powell will play at Farragut today in the first, singleelimination round of the regional tournament. A win will guarantee a spot in the sub-state tournament for Powell. A loss means the season is over. But it’s May. Anything can happen.

Celtics win tourney The NSA Celtics went undefeated to win the 9th grade division of the Battle of Franklin tournament in April. Pictured after the win are (front) William Snyder, Charlie Richards, Casem Awad, Chris Zion; (back) coach Bill Snyder, Jason Smith, Conley Hamilton, Ben Hoffman, Bryson Cowden and coach Brett Zion. Photo submitted

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County Schools Partners in Education presented the Barney Thompson Memor ial Scholarship to one student from high Naomi Solaiza each school at a ceremony last Thursday night at the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors. Powell High School’s winner is Naomi Solaiza.

Collection for Goodwill Knox County elementary and middle schools will collect items Monday through Friday, May 13-17, to benefit Goodwill Industries during the 26th annual Straight from the Heart Sack Pack Material Drive. Gently used household items and clothing will be accepted for Goodwill’s 28 area retail stores. Students who donate items will receive a McDonald’s “Be Our Guest” coupon, a buy one, get one free coupon for a Smokies baseball game during June 2-6, and a free admission coupon to the American Museum of Science and Energy. Info:

SCHOOL NOTES ■ First Lutheran School and Early Childhood Education, 1207 N Broadway, will introduce a new class this fall for toddlers turning 2 years old, beginning Aug. 14. Hours are 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Two snacks and lunch are included in the tuition. Info: Shirley Eimmerman, 524-0308. A waiting list has started and limited space is available.

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Helping schools is priority at Shoney’s By Jake Mabe Ask Knox County Schools supervisor of business partnerships Scott Bacon to recommend a business that has long been involved with Knox County Schools’ Partners in Education, and he doesn’t hesitate. “Shoney’s.” Makes perfect sense. The restaurant has long marketed itself as a familyfriendly restaurant. Shoney’s of Knoxville president/CEO Bill Baugh says that mind-set includes helping schools. “We’ve always at Shoney’s, even back when we were the Big Boy, helped education. It’s good community service and we are interested in promoting youth, putting something back into the community.” Shoney’s opened its first Knoxville franchise in 1962. Baugh says the local franchises’ previous owners, brothers Wade, Hillard and Leon Travis, emphasized helping schools. He continued and expanded it after becoming president/CEO when Shoney’s of Knoxville, Inc. was established as an Employee Stock Ownership Plan in 1995. Its list of school partnerships is long – and impressive. Shoney’s has participated in Knox County Schools’ popular school coupon book program since 1998. “That’s a win-win for everybody,” says marketing director Annie LaLonde. “Shoney’s doesn’t do a lot of couponing, but when we do, we want to make sure it’s something that (goes) back to the community.” Shoney’s participates in A Very Special Art Fest, an event for students with special needs held at West High School during the Dogwood Arts Festival. Mascot Shoney Bear entertains at the event, as well as at other school-related events and activities throughout the county, including walks, student fairs and reward events. Over the last five years, Shoney’s has donated more than $5,000 to Knox County Schools through the popular Dine Out for Education fundraiser, a day in which 10 percent of proceeds at par ticipating restaurants are earmarked for the school system. Eighteen years ago, Shoney’s began the KidCare ID program, at which parents can receive a free information kit that is readily available in case their child is ever reported missing. The IDs include a color photograph, fin-

Shoney’s of Knoxville president and chief executive officer Bill Baugh stands in front of the Walker Springs Road restaurant. Shoney’s has long been an active member of Knox County Schools’ Partners in Education. Photo by Jake Mabe

gerprints, vital information (height, weight, date of birth), a medical profile, info on the “Seven Rules of Safety” and a 24-hour National Center for Missing and Exploited Children hotline number. Participants also receive fun safety items for their family and get to meet Shoney Bear. The event will be held Aug. 23-25 this year at Safety City, Cedar Bluff Elementary School and Foothills Mall in Maryville. Shoney’s six Knox County locations partner with nearby schools: Sunnyview Primary, Mooreland Heights Elementary, Dogwood Elementary, East Knox County Elementary, Pond Gap Elementary, Bearden Elementary, West Haven Elementary, Norwood Elementary and Copper Ridge Elementary. LaLonde says these schools and others that do not have an official partnership with Shoney’s regularly receive food donations for events, reward certificates, and coupons for students and teachers. In partnership with WOKI News-

Talk 98.7 and radio personality Phil Williams, Shoney’s also recognizes the Shoney’s Super Kid, identifying a student at four schools who “has been in a tough situation and risen above it,” LaLonde says. The student is picked up at school in a limousine along with three friends, gets to talk with Williams on the radio and is given dinner at the Shoney’s location closest to the student’s school before returning. “It’s just a fun way to promote school spirit and tell (children) that you don’t have to be the best at everything to be recognized for good work,” LaLonde says. Shoney’s also partners with WIVK radio and disc jockey Gunner to recognize a Teacher of the Month, who is nominated by students or parents and chosen by WIVK for exceptional work. 2013 Knox County Schools winners were Joan DeDominick at Ritta Elementary, Ara Langford at Shannondale Elementary and Trudy Sturgill at Christenberry Elementary. In past years, Shoney’s has also worked with East Tennessee Children’s Hospital on Eating and Living Healthy, conducting two programs at Moore-

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land Heights Elementary. Shoney’s of Knoxville Inc. was the first non-municipal building constructed at Safety City, which annually provides 2nd grade students with a safety program on how to safely navigate city streets. “It went from a group talking to next thing you know they’re down there constructing the building,” Baugh says. And Shoney’s has helped further the education of its employees in the most basic way: “We’ve had a lot of servers who worked their way through college while working at Shoney’s and they also put their children through college.” Shoney’s also sponsors a Kids Zone – family friendly sections – at Knoxville Ice Bears and Tennessee Smokies games. Since 2011, LaLonde has been a member of Partners in Education’s board of directors. “And we don’t do any of this for a gain,” Baugh says. “We do it because that’s what we are.” For more information on Knox County Schools’ Partners in Education, visit or call Scott Bacon at 594-1909.

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Renovation for The Birth Place The Women’s Pavilion at Physicians Regional Medical Center is getting an $800,000 makeover which should be complete in September. The Birth Place is home to 22 private birthing suites for labor, delivery and postpartum care; two state-of-the-art surgical suites for Caesarean deliveries; and a 15-bed special care nursery staffed and equipped to care for infants who are premature or ill at birth. When all renovations are complete, The Birth Place will feature rooms furnished with warm and relaxing design elements, and equipped with a flat-

screen TV and a comfortable sofa bed for the mother’s designated support person. All rooms have private bathrooms. In addition to patient care areas, the renovation project includes modern nursing stations, new flooring and wall coverings, and remodeled family waiting areas. “Our facility has an 80year history of delivering babies in a caring, familycentered environment that is supportive of the expectant mother while involving the rest of the family,” said Leonard A. Brabson, M.D., a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist with Women’s Health Specialists and medical director of

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Dr. Leonard Brabson labor and delivery at Physicians Regional. “This renovation is evidence of our commitment to providing

A tip of the cap to area businesses that are pitching in to help good causes. Here are just a few: ■ The Boppy Company has donated 100 slipcovered pillows to Child & Family Tennessee’s Nurse-Family Partnership program. And for every Boppy slipcovered pillow purchased at Babies“R”Us stores and during May, Boppy will doeach patient with the most nate one to NFP agencies. personal and up-to-date The NFP program suppregnancy and childbirth ports low-income, firsttime moms by providing care possible.” them with a registered nurse who visits them throughout pregnancy until their child’s second birthday. The program empowers expectant and new moms to have healthy pregnancies, improve their children’s health and development and achieve economic self-sufficiency. Info: to the one installed on getonegiveone/. Kingston Pike in Bearden. ■ PAWS among the Joyce Feld, president of Blooms from 5:30 to 7:30 Scenic Knoxville, also has p.m. Friday, May 17, at Stancontacted the company in ley’s Greenhouse in South support of a monument Knox, will benefit Knox sign. PAWS (Placing Animals “Our position is prowith Seniors), a program of business because we know the CAC Office on Aging. that people want to live The public is invited and shop in an attractive to the dog-friendly event area and at attractive busi- for an evening of music, nesses. Because of this, flowers, plants and hors good signage is a win-win d’oeuvres. Dogs are welsituation for both the com- come. Tickets are $25, munity and the business.” available at the door. Info:

Della Volpe advocates for smaller sign for Chick-fil-A By Sandra Clark Chick-fil-A scored points with its Fountain City neighbors when it tore down the giant billboard on its Broadway property. Now the Atlanta-based chicken sandwich store wants to install a 40-foot high pole sign at its location under construction. Nick Della Volpe, who represents District 4 on City Council, said he watched with inter-

est as the new building got started. It was “another exciting re-development of a vibrant older community.” Then he began to hear complaints about the sign. He wrote to Chick-fil-A: “Please don’t turn this historic part of our city into a truck-stop style venue. ... Work with us.” Della Volpe asked Chick-fil-A to consider a 14-foot monument sign (pictured at left) similar

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Property sales continue to climb By Sherry Witt After a strong first quarter, the month of April continued to bring signs of encouragement to the local real Witt estate and lending markets. For the month that ended on Tuesday, April 30, there were 850 property transfers recorded in Knox County. That’s nearly 150 more than those recorded in March, and also bests last April’s total by

more than 100. The aggregate value of land sold during the month also continued its upward trend, as $159.6 million worth of property was transferred. Both this March and last April produced just over $137 million in land sales. Mortgage lending also experienced a surge, jumping nearly $60 million past the March totals to $342.4 million. In April of 2012, about $287 million was loaned against real estate in Knox County. Perhaps most significant is the fact that the vast majority of April’s land transfers were resi-

dential. The largest commercial transaction of the month, the transfer of two parcels off Pellissippi Parkway, brought $2.6 million. Another commercial sale to Western Avenue LLC came in at $2.49 million. Commercial transfers made up a much smaller percentage of the total than in any recent months. On the mortgage lending side, the largest loan recorded was for $9,645,000, securing collateral in the 1-40/75 Business Park. Also of note was an $8 million loan financing property at 11656 Parkside Drive.

Every day, the Joy of Music School parking lot sees dozens of cars picking up and dropping off kids of all ages toting guitars, violins, music books and more. While the wear and tear on the parking lot was visible, the available funding to refurbish it was not. That’s when a member of the school’s board of directors, Tim Purcell of Pilot Flying J, made a phone call to Rose Paving Company. “Not only was Rose Paving happy to help, they offered to donate their services completely,” Purcell said. “I was extremely grateful but not surprised. The Joy of Music School is a terrific organization, and companies like Rose Paving and other community partners are eager to lend a hand.

“Rose Paving jumped at the opportunity to help the school as it works to provide unique opportunities to at-risk kids through music.” In April, Rose Paving donated nearly $5,000 worth of labor and materials to sealcoat the parking lot and mark the car stalls. Sealcoating protects the asphalt, prolonging the usable life of the lot. Frank Graffeo, executive director of the school, said, “We are so grateful to Rose Paving for the donation of services and to Pilot Flying J for helping us make the connection. With the help of community partners like these, our dollars stretch further so that we can continue to make the greatest impact on the lives of financially disadvantaged children.”

New named zoo’s executive director Knoxville Zoo’s board of directors has chosen Lisa New as the zoo’s new executive director. New has served as interim executive director since January. She previously served as the zoo’s senior director of animal collections and conservation, and has been employed by the Knoxville Zoo since 1990. Photo submitted

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Bull Run Community By Bonnie Peters The Bull Run Community in Union County is so named because of Bull Run Creek. Bull Run Creek runs from the Grainger County line near Fairview to the Knox County line in the Hansard community. This creek is a significant water source with wetlands and at some places some pretty decent fishing. A few weeks ago I visited my friends, Carson “Eddie” and Amy Thompson, who live on Bull Run Road. Carson, who is officially the Union County Veterans Service Officer and unofficially a rock hound and local history buff, gave me a history lesson on the Bull Run area between Ailor Gap and where Bull Run Road intersects with Highway 370 near the Freed Bailey place. Several grist mills were located along this creek, among them the Ailor Mill and two or three Hansard mills, and were a valuable community resource. The late Gillis Kitts operated a grist mill in the vicinity of where Kitts and Archer Roads intersect with Highway 370.

Pharaoh Chesney Bull Run Creek meanders along Bull Run Road, Highway 370, Highway 61 and through Tater Valley to Grainger County. West of Ailor Gap the creek meanders along Satterfield Road, then between Brock and Graves roads into Knox County. Willows and spice bushes from which our early toothbrushes were made are prevalent along the creek. The spice bushes will be blooming soon. I also spoke with my cousin, Faye Hickle, who has a spice bush in her yard. Faye is the granddaughter of Freed

and Parley McClain Bailey, who were very early residents of the Bull Run area. Their home and farm seem to be intact, even though they died some years ago. Freed was Union County sheriff from 1908 through 1910 and again in 1924. It is said that he never carried a gun and felt that he didn’t need one to do his job. He was a tall, strong man with a convincing presence that probably enabled him to do this. Perhaps the best known resident of the upper Bull Run area was Pharaoh Chesney, a slave purchased by prominent land owner John Chesney for $421 on Nov. 25, 1841. After the slaves were freed, John Chesney deeded Pharaoh, “Uncle Ferry,” a homeplace which is just off Highway 370 in the vicinity of the Union County Waste Treatment facility near the intersections of Highway 370 with Kitts and Ridgeview roads at Luttrell. The original deed has been passed down and remains in the Chesney family. Pharaoh Chesney’s log home is pictured in “Our Union County Families.” He is buried in Wyrick Cemetery.


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CARE365 launches FormalCARE By Ruth White An opportunity was born out of tragedy to show the community love and care. Coach Dave Moore was deeply touched by the 1999 Columbine shootings and knew that he needed to do something inside Knox County schools. Moore didn’t sleep much in the days following the shootings. He began to sketch ideas for a program. His then 3-year-old daughter Allie woke up from a horrible nightmare one night and Moore went to comfort her. He asked her, “Do you know how much I love you?” and she responded, “I know how much you care about it.” The idea of a program focused on caring was born. Moore knows that God led him to be a teacher and a coach. He calls himself an Average Joe, just a coach. “I may not be the smartest, but I care.” His philosophy is simple: “You can’t reach people unless you accept them unconditionally.” To him, it’s all about caring unconditionally for students and members of the community. Moore, known as “Coach,” always tries to look for the good in people. “Maybe a certain student needed someone to support them and their

Trish Burgess is the CAREordinator of the FormalCARE program. Formal attire is loaned to individuals who cannot afford to purchase a dress for prom, a wedding, a formal dance or another special occasion. Photo by Ruth White

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THURSDAYS THROUGH NOVEMBER New Harvest Park Farmers Market, 4775 New Harvest Lane, 3-6 p.m. Venders include local farmers, crafters and food trucks. Info: http://www.knoxcounty. org/farmersmarket/index.php.

SATURDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER Union County Farmers Market, 8:30-11:30 a.m., front parking lot of Union County High School. Info: 992-8038.

TUESDAY, MAY 14 Reading Roundup storytime, 3:30 p.m., for school age kids, Powell Branch Library, 330 West Emory Road. Stories, flannel boards, music and printouts to take home. Info: 947-6210.

Stanton Road. Bringing to life Imagination Library book “One Cool Friend” by Toni Buzzeo. Info: 689-2681.

SATURDAY, MAY 18 Prescription Drug Disposal Program, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Food City; Sponsored by Maynardville Police Department and ICARe. Info: 992-2811. Benefit singing for Mike Nicely, 6 p.m., Nave Hill Baptist Church. All churches and singers welcome. Jewelry 101 class, 2-4 p.m., with Kathy Seely, Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 near Norris. Registration deadline May 18. Info: 494-9854 or Children’s Festival of Reading, the kick off celebration for the Knox County Public Library’s summer reading programs, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., World’s Fair Park on the Festival Lawn and Amphitheater. Free admission.

SUNDAY, MAY 19 Family Day at Clear Branch Baptist Church, 1100 Tazewell Pike, Corryton. Begins 11 a.m. No Sunday school. Featuring Michael and Delilah Kitts. Dinner afterward; everyone welcome. Deadline for entries of photographic works for first Knoxville Photo 2013, juried exhibition sponsored by Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville. Open to all artists. Categories: The Human Experience; Our Earth; Travel; and Digital Imagination. Info/application: Lecture and Book Signing with three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Liberation Trilogy: A Chronicle of World War II,” 2:30 p.m., Bijou Theatre. Free and open to the public/reservations required. Info/ reservations: 215-8883 or https://kcpl. Celebration luncheon in honor of retiring Pastor Don Ferguson and his wife, Debby Hall, hosted by St Paul United Methodist Church, 4014 Garden Drive, immediately following the worship service. All welcome.

Luttrell Seniors will meet 10 a.m., Union County Senior Center. Betsy Stowers Frazier of Angelic Ministries will speak and pianist Andrew Merritt will perform. Covered dish lunch will follow. All invited. Info: Linda, 216-1943.

“Never-Ever” Senior Novice Tennis Program, offering basic instruction in tennis for seniors over the age of 50, Tyson Family Tennis Center. Registration forms: Knox County Senior Citizen Centers and Tyson and West Hills Tennis Centers. Info: Lynne Keener, 693-7287, or Bob Roney, 9715896.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 Fish Fry, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sharps Chapel Senior Center.

WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, MAY 15-16 AARP Driver Safety Class, noon-4 p.m., O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona St. Info/registration: Carolyn Rambo, 584-9964.


TUESDAY, MAY 21 Reading Roundup storytime, 3:30 p.m., for school age kids, Powell Branch Library, 330 West Emory Road. Stories, flannel boards, music and printouts to take home. Info: 947-6210. Healthy Choices, a plant-based Free Cooking Class #2, 6 p.m., North Knoxville 7th-Day Adventist Church fellowship hall, 6530 Fountain City Road. Space is limited. Info/register: 314-8204 or www.KnoxvilleInstep. com.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 Bits ‘n Pieces Quilt Guild meeting, Norris Community Center. Social time, 1 p.m.; meeting, 1:30. Program: Jean Lester, how to repair damaged quilts. Guests and new members welcome. Info: Cyndi Herrmann, 278-7796, or email



“Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis” seminar, noon, Take Charge Fitness Program, 1921 N. Charles Seivers Blvd. Lunch provided; preregistration required. Info/preregister: 457-8237.

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MONDAY, MAY 27 Honor Fountain City Day, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Fountain City Park.

TUESDAY, MAY 28 Reading Roundup storytime, 3:30 p.m., for school age kids, Powell Branch Library, 330 West Emory Road. Stories, flannel boards, music and printouts to take home. Info: 947-6210.

TUESDAY-FRIDAY, MAY 28-31 Boys and girls basketball camp, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Horace Maynard Middle School.

Shakespeare for Kids, 4 p.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Interactive workshop by the Tennessee Stage Company about the play “Twelfth Night.” Info: 689-2681.

FRIDAY, MAY 31 Performances of “The Soundtrack of Our Lives: original biographical stories illustrated with music and pictures” featuring The Silver Stage Players of Knoxville and the Darnell Players from Atlanta, Ga.; 1 p.m., John T. O’Connor Senior Center on Winona St. followed by a meet and greet reception; 7 p.m., the Beck Cultural Center.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, MAY 31-JUNE 1 “The Soundtrack of Our Lives,” performed by the Darnell Players from Atlanta, hosted by Knoxvillebased senior theatre troupe The Silver Stage Players. Friday: 1 p.m. O’Connor Senior Center on Winona Street and 7 p.m. Beck Cultural Center; Saturday: 7 p.m. Broadway Academy of Performing Arts. Info/reserve seating: 325-9877 or email director@wildthymeplayers. org.


AARP Driver Safety Class, noon-4 p.m., Halls Senior Center, 4200 Crippen Road. Info/registration: Carolyn Rambo, 584-9964.

Spring Rummage Sale, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday; Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 4110 Central Ave Pike.

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FRIDAY, MAY 24 Imagination Library presents the Penguin Players, 10:30 a.m., Powell Branch Library, 330 West Emory Road. Bringing to life Imagination Library book “One Cool Friend” by Toni Buzzeo. Info: 947-6210. Imagination Library presents the Penguin Players, 2 p.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300

5K Skeeter Run/Walk sponsored by Beaver Ridge UMC to benefit Imagine No Malaria, 8 a.m., UT Ag Campus. Info/registration: or 690-1060. Saturday Stories and Song: Laurie Fisher, 11 a.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Info: 689-2681. Saturday Stories and Song: Sean McCullough, 11 a.m., Powell Branch Library, 330 West Emory Road. Info: 947-6210. Beginning Canning, 3 p.m., Halls Branch Library, 4518 E. Emory Road. Info: 922-2552. Free women’s self-defense class, noon, Overdrive Krav Maga & Fitness, 7631 Clinton Highway. Info: or 362-5562.


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POWELL SERVICE GUIDE Pruning • Logging Bush Hogging Stump Removal Tree Service Insured

Hankins 497-3797

Green Feet Lawn Care MOWING


Commercial/Residential, Licensed/Insured Serving North Knoxville 20 years


Hill Lawn Care & More

Owner Operator

Over 30 yrs. experience Trimming, removal, stump grinding, brush chipper, aerial bucket truck. Licensed & insured • Free estimates!


Blank’s Tree Work

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



938-9848 • 924-4168

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Lawncare & Mowing Services Spring clean-ups, mulch, overseeding, mowing, blowing & trimming. FREE ESTIMATES


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endable Honest &SmDalelpjobs welcome Reasonable rates.

Experienced in carpentry, drywall, painting & plumbing

References available Dick Kerr 947-1445


All Types of Residential & Commercial Plumbing

MASTER PLUMBER 40 Years Experience  Licensed & Bonded


Floors, Walls & Repairs

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





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To place an ad call

Custom-tailored clothes for ladies of all sizes PLUS kids!

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For Men, Women & Children

1998 Buick Riviera


33yrs. experience, excellent work

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Honest, Reliable Service Since 1971


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SAVINGS EVENT! Buy any 10 participating items and get $5.00 off instantly at the register. Your Choice - Mix or Match.


Kellogg's Frosted Flakes 19 Oz.


Certified Angus Beef


Harvest Club

Chuck Roast



Per Lb. With Card



When you buy 10 participating items in a single transaction with Valucard. Customer responsible for sales tax. PARTICIPATING ITEM

Idaho Potatoes


2/ 00

5 Lb. Bag With Card

Selected Varieties

Ruffles Snacks 7.5-9 Oz.







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Selected Varieties Food City Fresh

Brookside Pouch

Genuine Sweet

Assorted Pork Chops



Per Lb. With Card

Mix Or Match!

Vidalia Onions

7 Oz.



3 Lb. Bag With Card



12 Pk./12 Oz. Cans or 6 Pk./24 Oz. Btls.




Selected Varieties

Armour Vienna Sausage



6 Pk.




When Purchased in Quantities of 4. Limit 1 Per Transaction.



When you buy 10 participating items in a single transaction with Valucard. Customer responsible for sales tax. PARTICIPATING ITEM








When you buy 10 participating items in a single transaction with Valucard. Customer responsible for sales tax. PARTICIPATING ITEM

Bun Length

Selected Varieties

Kern's Hot Dog Or

Selected Varieties

Mayfield Classic Ice Cream

Hamburger Buns


56 Oz.

8 Ct.

With Card

16 Oz.

Food Club Apple Juice

9.25-11.5 Oz.



64 Oz.

With Card


Butterball Turkey Franks

With Card





2/ 00 82

Selected Varieties

Gatorade Food Club American Singles 16 Slices, 12 Oz. With Card


2/ 00

Frozen, Food Club Thin, Ultra Thin Or

Buy 2, $ Off! Get... AT THE REGISTER FINAL COST...

Self-Rising Crust Pizza

Miller, Coors Or Bud

Selected Varieties, 13.95-32.7 Oz.

18 Pk., 12 Oz. Cans Or Btls.



Limit 1 in a single transaction

With Card



With Card

Selected Varieties, Nabisco

Honey Maid Grahams 7.04-14.4 Oz.

save .50¢ off ValuCard price on puchase of 1 after signing up for eValuCard Savers!

S aver s


t Items and Prices are specifically intended to apply locally where issue originates. No sales to dealers or competitors. Quantity rights reserved. 2013 K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc. Food City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Shredded Lettuce $

8 Pk., 20 Oz. Btls.

With Card

Fresh Express


Selected Varieties

2/ 00


When you buy 10 participating items in a single transaction with Valucard. Customer responsible for sales tax. PARTICIPATING ITEM

Non eValuCard Saver price when you buy 1





49 Savers


Final price when you buy 1 after signing up for eValuCard Savers!

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Selected Varieties

Bistro Deli Classics Meats Pre-Sliced, 7-9 Oz.





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SALE DATES Sun., May 12 Sat., May 18, 2013

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