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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. To page A-3

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Mike Bayless ends two years as president of the Powell High School Alumni Association. Powell High graduates and spouses filled the big room at Jubilee Banquet Facility April 1 for the 99th annual banquet. Dr. Chad Smith, principal at Powell High School, spoke and officers were elected. The Brickyard Quartet entertained. Mike Bayless introduced the board of directors and recognized the special guests, Golden Grads from the Class of 1967. Lynette Brown and Mary Mahoney called the roll of classes, and Terri Rose Justin Bailey (standing) talks with Jerry Gill and Jerry’s dad, Lynnus Gill, one of the oldest returning grads at the angave the treasurer’s report. nual Powell High Alumni Banquet. Bailey is the new president of the group.

Powell’s new look is old look By Shannon Carey

Residents will get the first glimpse of the proposed Historic Powell Station at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 8, at Life House Coffee, located at the corner of Emory and Brickyard roads. The East Tennessee Community Design Center has developed the plan, working with pro bono architects. Partial funding also came from the Powell Business and Professional Association and First Tennessee Bank. Sidewalks: Also at this meeting, sidewalks for the Powell Elementary School

area will be discussed. This is do-or-die for the project. Sidewalks already have been installed at Powell Middle School, and funds are scarce. If the community can’t reach consensus on the plan at the elementary school, Powell could lose the funding and the sidewalks will be built elsewhere. Egg Hunt: The PBPA Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday, April 15, at Powell Station Park, starting at 1 p.m. There will be free food, a petting zoo, 4,000 plastic eggs and games for kids.

History Club: Willard “Snooks” Scarbro will talk about the early days of the Powell Telephone Company at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, at The Front Porch. Everyone is invited. Beaver Creek float: The date has not been set, but coming soon is a Saturday morning float down Beaver Creek. Roy Arthur has taken the lead on this, working with volunteers and the Sheriff’s Office to get the creek cleared from Kroger at I-75 to Powell Station Park.

‘They walked down the aisle singing’ The Blue family’s early Knoxville days remembered

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 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. “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, Chatta-

Chris Blue is the crowd favorite on NBC’s “The Voice.” nooga 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 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 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. To page A-3

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Welcoming Baby New parents thank Parkwest Childbirth Center for making their son’s birth a rewarding experience It’s a beautiful day at Campbell Station Park in Farragut, and a family of three is enjoying the sunshine. Little Lincoln Eaton is cuddled in the arms of his mother, Amy. Ben Eaton watches with pride. “She’s an incredible mom,” he says. “I knew she would be.” The Eatons continue to adjust to life with a baby in the house after six years of marriage and 11 years as a couple. “He’s figuring it out as he goes,” Amy says with a smile, “And so am I.” Lincoln was born at Parkwest Medical Center on Feb. 2, weighing in at 8 lbs., 3 oz. – but his arrival didn’t come very easily. Amy had been cared for by Parkwest OB/GYN Dr. L. Elizabeth Greene throughout her pregnancy, and every time it was a positive experience. “I just love her,” Amy says of Dr. Greene. “She’s amazing.” Ben adds, “She was down to earth, and Amy’s health and the baby’s health were always priority No. 1. That was evident every time we went in.” Amy’s pregnancy progressed normally and as her due date approached, it was time to discuss delivery preferences and make a plan. After much consideration, the Eatons and Dr. Greene decided elective induction was their best option. “We knew Lincoln was going to be a bigger baby,” said Dr. Greene. “Given his projected size and Amy’s medical history being favorable for a safe induction at 39 weeks, we decided to proceed. We anticipated her labor might take a while and I was on-call and in the hospital that night, so the Eatons arrived at 12:30 a.m. and we got things started.” Amy labored throughout the night and into the day and evening, with Dr. Greene and the Parkwest Childbirth Center nursing staff by her side. “It was hard to see her go through the labor process, but overall the comfort level was great because of Dr. Greene and the staff,” Ben says. Amy agrees. “We always felt like we were the only patients they had on the floor,” Ben says, “and I thought that was the mark of true professionalism in health care.” As shifts changed, the nurses never missed a beat. Each time a new person walked through the door, he or she was already knowledgeable about Amy’s case. The level of care, attention and knowledge remained constant. “It’s as if everyone on that floor is on the same page, and works as a team,” Ben

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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Powell/Norwood Shopper news • April 5, 2017 • A-3

When clay was king By Shannon Carey

present-day Bell house and Powell library.” Talk turned to old houses. Robbins said the Brown house is the oldest home in Powell. “Across the street (on Brickyard Road) was the log schoolhouse.” The Perkins School was operated on what’s now the site of Powell Elementary School. Somebody said the Columbus Powell house (now the home of George Ed Gill) is the oldest Powell home, built in 1848. But Robbins said the house was built in 1866. And talk turned to the railroad. Robbins said that in 1870, 110 tons of hay was shipped out of Powell by train. A “long train” was 27 cars, he said. Valerie Stewart talked about her husband’s family and the former Stewart Hardware Store. She’s got pictures and this story will be pulled together for another week. Meanwhile, Willard “Snooks” Scarbro and his family members will be speaking to the history club at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, at The Front Porch. All are welcomed. Bart Elkins is making a special lunch for the group – “a pot of something” with cornbread and water for $5. Folks may also order from the menu. For Wednesday, April 12, the group will discuss becoming a historical society, Dot Cunningham and her son, Gary (standing), and Lee Robbins at the Powell History Club. hopefully with a speaker from the East Tennessee History Center.

Lee Robbins says he is interested in Powell’s history because “I’m curious.” His family lived on Beaver Creek Drive when Lee was born in 1943, and he’s been studying Powell ever since. “Who was Bob Lyons?” he asked. “What was the brickyard?” Robbins led the discussion last week at the Powell History Club, asking guests what they want to do as a group. “It’s up to us to save history,” he said. Justin Bailey talked about his recent trip to Abingdon, Va., where the town has built a replica of its railroad station. He suggested the History Club explore establishing itself as a historical society, affiliated with state and national groups working on historic preservation. The brickyard, Robbins said, was operated 1888-1928, owned by a corporation. Why did it close? “They ran out of clay,” he speculated. Also, the economy was heading into the Great Depression. Robbins said Powell’s brickyard closed and General Shale bought some of the assets. The brickyard was a huge operation, with the plant extending from the presentday community center up to Bojangles. “The company took clay from Beaver Creek down to Clinton Highway and up to the

Blue family 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 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.’

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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 moth-

erly 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. Today it gives me great pleasure to report that Coach Sparks did more


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From page A-1 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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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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Cinderella (Emaleigh Mashburn) scrubs the floors during a scene in “Into the Woods” at Powell Middle School. Photos by Ruth White

The witch (Maddy Rabinowitz) tells of the spell she cast on Rapunzel.

Jack (Peyton Barrett) and his mom, played by Lynzee Brown, discuss the need to sell the family cow.

A journey ‘Into the Woods’ Powell Middle School’s choral department embarked on an adventure “Into the Woods” last week and artfully told the tale of several plots of the Brothers Grimm characters. The musical adventure featured many well-known characters from favorite fairy tales and explores the consequences of the choices made by each. Main characters included Cinderella, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk. As with PMS productions in the past, the group brought life to the stage through colorful costumes and vocal performances that left the audience asking for more.

EGG HUNTS ■■ Willow Ridge Center, Saturday, April 8, at 1 p.m. 215 Richardson Way, Maynardville. Free pictures and have a snack with the Easter Bunny.

The big, bad wolf (Alma Pintoc) lurks in the forest searching for Little Red Riding Hood.

SCHOOL NOTES ■■ Powell Elementary will host Kindergarten RoundUp, 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11. Registration packets are available for pickup in the front office. Info: powelles or call 938-2048. ■■ Freedom Christian Academy, located in Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church, 4615 Asheville Highway, will host its annual “Stars of Freedom” Gala Dinner and Auction on Thursday, April

6. Seating times for dinner catered by The Parkside Grill are 5:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. Silent auction, 5:30-8 p.m.; live auction, 8:20 p.m. Open to the public. Info/ tickets: Freedom Christian Academy office or 865-5257807. ■■ Halls Middle School Dance tryouts will be held Thursday, April 13. Information packets have been sent to all elementary feeder schools and are also available in the Halls Middle School office. Info: jill.

■■ 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. Bring Easter basket. Info/registration for booth: info@fountaincity ■■ Fountain City Presbyterian

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■■ Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church, 3 p.m., Saturday, April 15, at 235 E. Copeland Road, Powell.

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A-6 • April 5, 2017 • Powell/Norwood Shopper news

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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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POWELL – Private Wooded Setting. All Brick 4Br 3Ba Basement Rancher w/versatile floor plan gives you 2 master suites, formal living-dining & family rm. Lots of closet storage and oversized 2-car garage. Family room opens out to a patio great for entertaining with fenced backyard and separate fenced pet area gives you lots of privacy along with a low maintenance front yard. $169,900 (996147)

HALLS - Private wooded setting. This 2Br home sits on 39.76 acres and is move in ready. Freshly painted, extra storage with walk-in crawl space & 2-car carport. $189,900 (993655)

FTN CITY CHARMER - Well kept 3Br 2Ba. Private and gated 2.08 acre lakefront Nice split bedroom floor plan with master peninsula on Norris Lake. 4Br 3Ba features: year round deep water on suite that has laundry room access. all sides, elevator, open floor plan, Hardwood under carpet. Plenty of custom kitchen,w/breathtaking views storage with oversized 2-car garage & of Norris Lake views, boat dock, launch ramp, concrete/steel catwalk and fenced backyard with storage shed. handicapped accessible. $899,000 $149,900 (975761) (981728)

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Custom built 1960’s Estate Home w/4,000 sqft on 5.59 acres. Lots of possibilities, secluded back off main road but with-in walking distance to shopping and less than a mile from I-640. Features: custom made stone exterior, 3 stone fireplaces, vaulted ceilings & large open rooms. Plenty of storage attached 2-car gar and detached storage bldg & barn. $420,000 (982957)

Powell/Norwood Shopper news • April 5, 2017 • A-7

Mobile Meals delivers more than food By Margie Hagen 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

FAITH NOTES ■■ Fountain City Presbyterian Church, 500 Hotel Road, is holding the following Easter Services – Palm Sunday, April 9: 10:30 a.m. worship will be led by the Chancel Choir with special music; MondayTuesday, April 10-11: noon, special services in the Chapel; Wednesday, April 12: 6:30 p.m., special Holy Week service; Thursday, April 13: noon, special service in the Chapel; Friday, April 14: 7:30 p.m., Good Friday Service includes a reflective communion ser-

CAC manager Angela Grant looks at clippings with George Mandrus. Photo by Margie Hagen 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 Committee Office on Aging. Roughly half of the meals are provided with government funds, with the remainder through local

vice; Easter Sunday, April 16: 9:30 a.m., Sunday school and 10:30 a.m., worship service. ■■ North Knoxville Seventhday Adventist Church, 6530 Fountain City Road., will offer a free weight management program, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, April 6-27. Info: 865-314-8204. ■■ Mount Hermon Youth Group flea market, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 235 E. Copeland Road, Powell. Info: 865-938-7910. ■■ Dante Church of God, 410 Dante School Road, will distribute “Boxes of Blessings”

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

(food) 9-11 a.m. or until boxes are gone, Saturday, April 8. One box per household. Info: 865-689-4829. ■■ Cross Roads Presbyterian, 4329 E. Emory Road, hosts the Halls Welfare Ministry food pantry 6-7 p.m. each second Tuesday and 10-11 a.m. each fourth Saturday. ■■ Heiskell UMC, 9420 Heiskell Road, will host open gym 6-8 p.m. each Tuesday in April. All are welcome to play basketball or other sport activities. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Proper footwear is required.

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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.

Clusters of joy 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-

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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!

Info: 865-938-5550 and leave a message. ■■ First Comforter Church, 5516 Old Tazewell Pike, hosts MAPS (Mothers At Prayer Service) noon each Friday. Info: Edna Hensley, 865-771-7788. ■■ Fountain City UMC, 212 Hotel Road, hosts GriefShare, 6:30-8 p.m. each Wednesday in room 112. The support group is offered for those who are dealing with the loss of a spouse, child, family member or friend. Cost: $15 for workbook. Info: 865-6895175. ■■ Halls Christian Church, 4805

Fort Sumter Road, will host a new study session on the book “You Lost Me” by David Kinnaman, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sundays. The church hosts a women’s Bible study 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Info: 865-9224210. ■■ Powell Church, 323 W. Emory Road, hosts Recovery at Powell each Thursday. Dinner, 5:45 p.m.; worship, 6:30; groups, 7:40. The program embraces people who struggle with addiction, compulsive behaviors, loss and life challenges.

Info: or 865-938-2741. ■■ Ridgeview Baptist Church, 6125 Lacy Road, offers Children’s Clothes Closet and Food Pantry 11 a.m.-1 p.m. each third Saturday. ■■ St. Paul UMC Fountain City, 4014 Garden Drive, hosts Agape’ Café’ each fourth Wednesday. Dinner is served 5:30-7 p.m., and the public is invited. April 26 program: Gayle Mrock, Director of Programs at Holston Home for Children. Info: 865-687-2952.

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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 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

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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.

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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 Tennessee’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 that 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!


A new business is opening in the Target Center in Powell, and it offers customers a way to ■■ Fountain City Business and Professional Association meets 11:45 a.m. each second relax and have fun while expressing their creWednesday, Central Baptist Church fellowative side. ship hall. President is John Fugate, jfuThe new franchise of Painting with a Twist or 865-688-0062. teaches simple painting techniques. Bring a beverage, and instructors will guide you as cre- ■■ Halls Business and Professional Association will meet noon Tuesday, April 18, Beaver ate your own “masterpiece.” Brook Country Club. Speaker: Liz Albertson, “It’s fun art, not fine art,” says businesssenior planner at MPC. President is Michelle woman Lee Jenkins Freels. Wilson, or 865-594The public is invited to an open house 7434. planned for 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, April 12. ■ ■ Powell Business and Professional AssociaThe shopping center is at Clinton Highway tion meets noon each second Tuesday, Jubiand Callahan Road. lee Banquet Facility. President is Bart Elkins, More info: 947-7360 or visit or 865-859-9260.

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Mad Greek staff: Amanda Lorrain, “Papa Zeke,” “Big Mama,” Travis Blevins, Schaye Bridge, “T.J.,” Jay Sheadrick, Shaun Cayce, Dylan “Melvin” Mahan Photos by Esther Roberts

Mad Greek: International flavor with a down home vibe By Esther Roberts Two decades ago, Cyprus native Georgia Schnell opened the first “Mad Greek” restaurant in Bristol with a vision. “She wanted to offer folks a place where they can come and enjoy international cuisine and feel like they’re family.” So says Travis Blevins, general manager of the latest manifestation of Schnell’s vision, the Mad Greek restaurant in East Knox County, just off I-40 at the Strawberry Plains exit. Entering the Mad Greek is like walking into a Greek family’s dining room, scaled up to accommodate lots of friends. The atmosphere is lively and welcoming. “Come in! Sit down!” Smiling faces abound, from the hostess to bartender Emily Bailey to the haute-cuisine-but-not-haughty head chef, Shaun Cayce. Indeed, one suspects weekends and game days may find guests and staff enjoying some impromptu Greek dancing. And that’s just fine. “We want everyone to feel like family when they’re here,” Blevins explains. “Come for a meal, come for a drink, sit and visit without feeling rushed – whatever each guest is seeking in a great dining experience, that’s what we want to provide.” “We especially want to make sure each guest enjoys the best food possible,” chef Cayce adds. “I and my staff create weekly specials so there’s always a new entrée to savor. Along with our signature Greek dishes, we also feature other international foods. Recently our weekend special was pork schnitzel on a pretzel bun with all the trimmings.” The restaurant features tables for large

Head chef Shaun Cayce enjoys creating featured entrees with international flair.

groups as well as booths for more intimate dining. Al fresco dining is available on the patio. The bar sports a large-screen television and offers a full array of libations. Brightly colored pages from children’s coloring books have been taped along one wall. “We keep coloring books and crayons on hand for our youngest guests,” explains Blevins, “and we tape up their finished artwork so, next time they come to visit, they get to see it, just like they would at home. It’s fun to watch a child walk in and be excited to see their artwork on the wall. They feel validated, and I love that.” Blevins served as general manager of the Johnson City Mad Greek before coming to Knoxville to open the newest installment in this burgeoning chain. “We offer catering services, takeout service, and also many gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan menu items,” Blevins says. “We also believe in supporting our community.” Mad Greek participated in the “Dine Out for Education” initiative to support Knox County Schools. On April 4, 10 percent of all food sales was donated to local schools. Mad Greek may expand to other areas of Knoxville in the future, but, for now, if you want to enjoy some great international food in a festive atmosphere, Blevins and his colleagues will be happy to welcome you into the Mad Greek family. Mad Greek is at 750 Brakebill Road, just off I-40 at exit 398. Open weekdays 11 a.m.9 p.m.; weekends 11 a.m.-10 p.m. For takeout call 865-200-8486.

General manager Travis Blevins focuses on a family atmosphere at Mad Greek.

Knoxville Writers’ Guild to host Adult Spelling Bee The second annual Adult Spelling Bee, sponsored by the Knoxville Writers’ Guild, will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, Central UMC, 201 E. Third Ave. The competition will be open to ages 15 and up, providing a great opportunity for high school age youth to compete with teachers, parents and community adults. Words will be drawn from vocabulary used in great literature as well as from other nontechnical sources. Competitors will be limited to the first 40 registrations. The entry fee is $10. Participants do not need to be KWG members. Info/registration/rules:


Scoliosis By Dr. Donald G. Wegener

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Scoliosis is a lateral curvature of the spine. Scoliosis affects boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 18. It is more common

with girls. There are several causes of scoliosis, the two most common are congenital and habitual. Congenital scoliosis occurs when someone is born with a lateral curvature of the spine. Habitual causes are environmental or situational depending on the habits of the individual. Carrying backpacks improperly can contribute to a spinal distortion. Poor sitting habits and practicing poor

posture can also affect spinal development in children. Signs of scoliosis are a high hip or uneven hips, a high shoulder, the head being off center, head tilt, back and leg pain, fatigue and stooped posture. Chiropractic care works on correcting scoliosis and relieving symptoms and complications associated with scoliosis. To see if chiropractic may be able to help you, call 938-8700 today for a complimentary consultation.

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A-10 • April 5, 2017 • Powell/Norwood Shopper news

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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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members Marshall Stair, 39, and George Wallace, 59. Three of the four live in West Knoxville. Stair lives in North Knoxville on Armstrong Avenue. Two of the four are Republicans (Wallace and Bailey). Three of the four are within one year of each other in age. Stair is the youngest by 19 years. ■■ State Rep. Eddie Smith, who chairs the Knox delegation, turns 38 on April 11, while Doris Sharp, wife of longtime former vice mayor of Knoxville Jack Sharp, turns 80 the same day. As second lady of Knoxville for 14 years, she was a vital part of her husband’s success.

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■■ T h e Polish Ambassador to the U.S., Piotr Wilczek, will speak next Wednesday af ternoon, April 12, at

the Howard Baker Center. The public is invited. ■■ Former Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale and his wife, Allison, have moved to Jefferson County to live on the lake in Dandridge, which is the county seat. They sold their home in Farragut.

Lamar offers help on health insurance 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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T & T Real Estate Investments, LLC: Quality comes first By Carol Z. Shane 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

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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.

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This house will be listed by Travis McKinney with Keller Williams Realty, 865-591-2127. KN-1465492

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Josephine Wiegers: healthy and fit in the triple digits By Carol Z. Shane On a recent Wednesday morning, Josephine Wiegers – you can call her “Jo” – rides the recumbent bicycle on Tennova Health & Fitness Center’s second f loor. Surrounded by other exercisers on other fitness machines, she is in a bright and chatty mood. “I meet with friends here,” she says. Jo is particularly happy to talk about her recent birthday party. About 90 people, including her greatgrandson, gathered to celebrate and wish her another happy, healthy year. Jo was born in 1917. She’s 100 years old. The whole time she’s on the bike – answering questions, talking in detail about her career as a teacher more than 80 years ago – she never stops cycling. Dedicated to exercise, she says, “I’m trying to stay on my feet, and I know this is what I should be doing. I want to keep being able to walk.” According to Tennova’s fitness director Katie DePersio, she’s exactly right. “It’s so important as people age to keep moving. “Everybody gets old. Everybody loses the ability to do some things that they did at a younger age. But an exercise program of cardio and stretching helps blood circulation and joint mobility. Weights help with bone density – even just light hand weights. People have a misconception that weight-lifting is going to bulk you up like Arnold Schwarzenegger. That’s just not true! Weights are an indispensable part of staying fit as we age.” As difficult as the physical part of aging is, DePersio says the psychological toll is the hardest part. “Once you lose mobility in the joints and strength in the legs, you lose the ability to react to uneven surfaces. You lose bone density and muscle, everything tightens up, your body shuts down. Eventually you fall, and then it becomes fear. You’re afraid that you’ll fall again. Once you start letting fear take over, you lose independence. And once you start asking for help, your family and friends think you need help all the time – it’s a vicious cycle.” DePersio says that exercise can help seniors negotiate all kinds of everyday situations, like getting objects off a high shelf and bending down to pick something up. Then, when help is actually needed, family members are likelier to see a strong, capable person who simply needs an extra hand at the moment, like anyone would. Tennova offers many options for older folks, including their “Stretch & Flex” and “Get Movin’ ” group classes and even warm water classes for the relief of pain from arthritis and fibromyalgia. Sedentary seniors can start with chair exercises. Up on the fitness f loor, Jo has finished her routine. Her two daughters, Gayle Wiegers and Cheryl Dykes, are there to take her home. “Family support is so important,” say DePersio. Gayle remarks on her mom’s mental agility. “She does a crossword puzzle every day. She knows Latin roots, and picks words apart.” Cheryl agrees, saying, “She loves words and At her most recent birthday party, word games.” Josephine poses with her great-grandWalking out the door with Jo and her son Eli Dykes, who celebrated his first daughters, I check my cell phone and then birthday three days before her 100th. look for my car key. The trio have already Eli has a cupcake and Josephine has a moved farther down the parking lot, and by cake. Photo by Gayle Weigers the time I get to my car, their car drives past

Josephine Wiegers, 100 years young, is flanked by her daughters Gayle Wiegers and Cheryl Dykes. She enjoys the recumbent bicycle, but the cross-trainer is her favorite exercise machine. Photo by Carol Z. Shane

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■■ 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

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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Fun in the Sun ■■ 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 ■■ 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. Get ready for an amazing culinary travel adventure! The Cutting Edge Classroom, 817 N. Herron Road, Knoxville, TN 37932 Info/ registration: www. thecuttingedgeclassroom. com or 865-335-9370 ■■ 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 ■■ 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, 865539-2475.  ■■ 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. 

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■■ Dance Camp for age 5 and 6. Ballet and creative movement. No experience necessary. July 3-20, Monday and 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.  ■■ 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.

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■■ Camp Webb Wild World of Sports June 12-16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 2-6 ■■ 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 or call 865-450-1000 ■■ 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 ■■ 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.

■■ 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 at,

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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

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

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