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A Kingsport native, Rebecca Mills came to Maynardville in 2005 as administrator of Willow Ridge Care and Rehabilitation Center. Since then she has become a familiar face, serving on numerous boards and committees. Settle in and meet Rebecca Mills, a great addition to the county.

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Honoring vets Robert and Ollie Ellison have installed a sign to honor veterans at Pleasant Point Cemetery on Goin Road not far across the Union County line in Claiborne County. Bonnie Peters visited and files a report.

See her story on page 4

UT-Kentucky: a game of good-byes During winter workouts, spring practice, summer exercises, all of August and earlier in the season, when it still mattered, Kentucky at Tennessee had all the earmarks of a great grudge game. Oh what joy that would have been, leftover turkey and smoked Wildcats. Score 50 or 75 and get even for the mess made last November in Lexington. Start a new streak. Cuff ’em around. Leave no doubt who is boss in this little border rivalry.

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Union County honors veterans By Cindy Taylor More than 100 veterans attended the Veterans Day program at Union County High School, held this year Nov. 9. The annual event is coordinated by Barbara Williams. The Union County High School band and chorus provided music along with a special presentation by Karen Brown’s 2nd grade class from Maynardville Elementary and other musical talents. HOSA members spoke and the American Legion, Tri-County Honor Guard and VFW members handled the Posting of Colors. Recording artist Jason Earley sang one of his latest releases, “Forever Free America.” Special guest speaker, state Rep. Dennis Powers, brought retired four-star Gen. Carl Stiner to meet the students. Stiner says he knew it was his moral obligation to serve his country and enlisted in the army during college. He served 35 years training troops and handling special operations in Korea, Vietnam and in other hostilities. “I learned a long time ago that if you take care of your troops and their families they will take care of you,” said Stiner. “Creating an environment for growth is necessary for the soldier and his whole family. I was responsible by law for the lives of the soldiers entrusted to me. Their families expected me to bring them back in the same condition I took them in. That was my mission and motivation.”

Veterans Reed Campbell and Frank DiGennaro raise the American flag and the POW/MIA flag at the Union County High School Veterans Day program. Photos by C. Taylor

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Rescue workers give back A host of heroes demonstrated rescues and trained residents about emergencies at Emergency Services Day. Maynardville fire chief Charles Wilson said, “We needed a day when emergency services could come together and do demonstrations and give the public an opportunity to learn how we can protect them,”

Pictures and story on page 5

Senior Santas Union County seniors met at the senior center in Maynardville Nov. 9 to pack shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. This group is always involved in the community but this was the first time the center had participated in packing Christmas shoe boxes.

Read Cindy Taylor on page 3

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State Rep. Dennis Powers brings retired U.S. Army Gen. Carl Stiner to the ceremony.

Virtual Academy income to drop next year By Sandra Clark

The news from the Tennessee Virtual Academy just keeps getting worse. On Tuesday, the County Commission learned that the county’s income for the final years of the 4-year contract drops from four to two percent. Mayor Mike Williams just shook his head and asked why a four-year contract did not have the commission’s approval. Director of Schools Wayne Goforth defended the program which is his baby. “We had a team of lawyers put that contract together. It was signed by the director of schools and the chair of the school board.” Goforth confirmed that Union County would receive four percent of the state’s BEP money for students enrolled in the Virtual Academy the first two years and then two percent in years three and four. But he said the program offers

public education to students who just can’t fit into a regular school. “It’s so new, we’re building an airplane as we fly it. (Virtual education) is the future and our county is on the cutting edge. You all ought to be proud of it, not asking questions,” he said. But Trustee Gina Buckner noted that the most recent check to K12, the out-of-state corporation that runs the Virtual Academy, was for almost $6.4 million. The county’s cash-on-hand at the end of September was just over $7 million. “We don’t want that airplane to crash and sink our county,” she told the commission. After an hour of give and take, the commission passed a $75,000 transfer (from textbooks and supplies to teachers’ health insurance) requested by the school board. Voting “no” were Jeff Brantley, Dawn Flatford and Brenda Jessee. Joyce Meltabarger abstained.

Brantley questioned school system spokesperson Lenny Holt on the proposal, saying kids should come first. Holt said the school board budgets the same amount for textbooks annually, but this year the selection was literature, which was purchased for less than the budgeted amount. “(Susan) Oaks ordered all the books she needed.” Brantley said teachers should have insurance, but not at the expense of the children. Commissioner Jonathan Goforth disagreed: “If every textbook has been bought and the (remaining) money is there, where’s the problem? “You have no idea what teacher morale is like,” Jonathan Goforth said. “Please don’t sit in judgment of teachers. These are people with children and spouses. (Without help on insurance) they are taking a pay cut. “Angry, upset teachers can’t ef-

fectively teach your kids. Teacher morale really does matter.” Holt said the premiums for teacher health insurance increased by almost 10 percent this year and he expects another hike for 2013. ■

UCHS gets $90,000 grant

Wayne Goforth and high school health science teacher Debbie Sharp announced a $90,000 grant for the health science program at UCHS. The big ticket item is an ambuDebbie Sharp lance simulator, which costs about $35,000 and allows real-time EMT training. Sharp plans an iPad lab. She invited commissioners to “come see our ambulance.”

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have said Billy Ray Cyrus. But now I would have to say my maternal grandparents. I would love for my daughter to get to sit in their lap and love on them.

Other than your parents, who has had the biggest influence on your life and why? Johnny Gibson, the pastor at the church I grew up in. He led me and my family to Christ. My church family was like my family. I believe that raising your children in church is very important.

I still can’t quite get the hang of … Whistling. I have always wanted to let out a big whistle while at a Tennessee football game.

Rebecca Mills

What is the best present you ever received in a box? My engagement ring.

A Kingsport native, Rebecca Mills came to Maynardville in 2005 as administrator of Willow Ridge Care and Rehabilitation Center. Since then she has become a familiar face, serving on numerous boards and committees. “My mom is a nurse and I always knew I wanted to be in health care,” said Mills, who entered the field after graduating from ETSU in 1999. Growing up, Mills spent a lot of time on the job with her mom, who was director of nursing at a residential facility in Kingsport. “I loved all the residents and always asked if I could adopt them as my grandparents,” said Mills. Before starting an administer-in-training program with Sunbridge, Mills was an activity director, social services director and interim business office manager. She hails from a family of five siblings and has been married to Todd Mills for seven years. “We met at a marina on Boone Lake,” said Mills. “We have a 21-month-old beautiful, sweet, smart and loving daughter, Lily Elizabeth.” The family loves to go whitewater rafting, tailgating at Vol football games and camping. “We are so happy we were able to find jobs and stay in beautiful East Tennessee,” said Mills. Sit and have a coffee break as you get to know Rebecca Mills.

What is the best advice your mother ever gave you? “Don’t forget to pray about it, God didn’t go to sleep and forget about you.”

What is your social media of choice? Facebook

What is the worst job you have ever had? What was your most embarrassing moment? In high school while I was on my way to flag duty, a boy that I kind of had a crush on spoke to me, and as I was walking backwards to chat with him I tripped over a step and did a backwards flip. I went to a Christian school and we had to wear dresses so you know where my dress went – right over my head. It was horrifying!

What are the top three things on your bucket list? 1. Go back to Jamaica on a mission trip. I went when I was 16 and worked at a Bible camp for kids and have always wanted to go back with my husband. 2. See Niagara Falls. 3. Go out West, work on a dude ranch and ride horses.

What is one word others often use to describe you and why?

What is your favorite quote from TV or a movie? “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” – “Dirty Dancing”

Genuine. I am pretty down-to-earth and try to be gracious to everyone.

What are you guilty of? Overanalyzing situations and being slow to make decisions.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

What is your favorite material possession?

I wish I was a morning person and could start my day before the sun comes up. I need at least eight hours of sleep, but I wish I could survive on less.

My iPhone. I keep in touch with my family and friends, read the Bible, listen to music, use it as an alarm clock, take pictures and videos, and set important reminders on it. I could survive without it but I don’t want to.

My friends, family and my job. I put my whole heart in them all!

The only books I get to read lately are to my daughter Lily. Her favorite is “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle.

With whom, living or dead, would you most like to have a long lunch? If you had asked me this when I was a teenager I would

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What was your favorite Saturday morning cartoon and why? “The Flintstones.” I’m not sure why. I guess because it made me laugh.

What irritates you? When people who aren’t handicapped park in handicap spaces.

What’s one place in Union County everyone should visit? Willow Ridge Care and Rehabilitation Center. People don’t just wake up one day and say let’s go look at nursing homes in case we need one some day. It’s usually a decision that has to be made after an illness or injury and then the family is left to try to make decisions. Nursing homes are not what people often imagine. Willow Ridge is very full of life and we rehab many folks so that they can go back home.

What is your greatest fear? Something bad happening to my daughter. I never really understood how much my parents loved me until I became a parent myself.

If you could do one impulsive thing, what would it be?

What is your passion?

What are you reading currently?

I have not had any bad jobs, but while I was doing my administrator in training program, I had to snake several toilets while I was working in the maintenance department.

Sell our house, buy a motor home and travel with my husband and daughter camping at all the beautiful campgrounds across the country. – C. Taylor It can be your neighbor, club leader, bridge partner, boss, father, teacher – anyone you think would be interesting to Union County Shopper-News readers. Email suggestions to Cindy Taylor, brentcindyt@gmail.com. Include contact info if you can.

What are the causes and risk factors of teen alcoholism? Per MedicineNet.com; Medical Author: Roxanne Dryden-Edwards, MD Family risk factors for teenagers developing drinking problems include low levels of parent supervision or communication, family conflicts, inconsistent or severe parental discipline, and a family history of alcohol or drug abuse. Individual risk factors include problems managing impulses, emotional instability, thrill-seeking behaviors, and perceiving the risk of using alcohol to be low. Girls who drink, as well as teens who begin drinking prior to 14 years of age and those whose mothers have drinking problems, are more likely to develop alcoholism. Teen risk factors for alcoholism differ a bit between the 14- to 16-year-old and 16- to 18-year-old age groups, in that 16- to 18-year-olds tend to be less likely to drink in excess when they have a close relationship with their mothers.

What are the symptoms of alcohol abuse in teens? Some of the most common symptoms of alcohol abuse in teenagers include lying, making excuses, breaking curfew, staying in their room, becoming verbally or physically abusive toward others, having items in their possession that are connected to alcohol use (paraphernalia), the smell of alcohol on their breath or body, mood swings, stealing, and changes in friends.

What is the treatment for alcohol intoxication? Replacing fluids that are lost as a result of the increased urination associated with drinking is often used to treat alcohol intoxication. Doctors frequently use fluids that contain sugars for that purpose.

What is alcohol poisoning? Alcohol poisoning is the potentially fatal result of drinking excessive amounts of alcohol in a short period of time. It is caused by alcohol slowing down the body's functions (for example, breathing, heart rate, and gag reflex), thereby potentially leading to choking, coma, stopped breathing, stopped heart, and death. Treatment involves getting the person to the hospital immediately so he or she can be closely watched by medical professionals, given oxygen and fluids, and so that other measures can be taken in order to prevent choking, as well as stopped breathing or heartbeat.

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Senior Santas help kids Union County seniors met at the senior center in Maynardville Nov. 9 to pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.

Cindy Taylor

Anyone who would like to pack a box can bring it to FSG Bank on or before 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19. Jeffreys’ goal is 2,000 shoe boxes this year, and he needs a bit over 400 more to reach that goal. ■

This group is always involved in the community but this was the first time the center had participated in packing Christmas shoe boxes. I was a little worried they wouldn’t want to do this,” said center director Melanie Dykes. “Once they got started every one of them joined in and loved it.” Coordinators Dykes, Alise Heemstra and Marvin Jeffreys set out items so packers could move from table to table as they filled their boxes. The seniors packed more than 100 boxes and still have a few to go. They have dubbed themselves “Senior Santas.” “We hope to make this bigger and better every year,” said Jeffreys. “The miracle stories we hear back about where these boxes go and the kids who receive them are phenomenal.”

BPA elects officers

Brad Davis returns as president of the Union County Business and Professional Association for 2013. Also returning are Shannon Perrin, vice president; Brandi Davis, secretary; and Kathy Chesney, treasurer. Returning directors are Marilyn Toppins, Gina Buckner and Darrell Johnson. Jennifer Shipley was added as a new director. Those elected will serve a two-year term. Special guest speaker was Will Phillips, manager of the Union County Farmers Co-op. Phillips, a Scott County native, says he married into Union County and has observations as an outsider. “Like many of you I watch people drive right past our businesses to shop in Knoxville,” said Phillips. “At the co-op we are trying to get the word out that we are more than just fertilizer and chicken feed with onsite activities, outdoor

Samantha Sharp, Marvin Jeffreys, Melanie Dykes, Liz Mayer and Alise Heemstra pack shoe boxes at the Union County Senior Center. Photos by C. Taylor

BPA elected officers for 2013 are Marilyn Toppins, director; Brad Davis, president; Gina Buckner, director; Darrell Johnson, director; and Shannon Perrin, vice president. Not pictured: treasurer Kathy Chesney, secretary Brandi Davis and director Jennifer Shipley.

displays, additional signage and advertising.” To close, Phillips listed the top five ways you know you’re in Union County. “Number one is, if somebody says “Back of this” you

know they mean something that happened a period of time ago.” Gina Buckner said Toys for Tots is up and running, and angel trees are going up in local businesses. More

than 500 kids are on the list this year in Union County alone. Distribution day is 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec. 15, at the high school. Marvin Jeffreys encouraged everyone to get their

shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child fi lled and returned to FSG Bank by Nov. 19. Darrell Johnson has scheduled the next trash pickup for Thursday, Nov. 29. Meet at First Century Bank at 3:30 p.m. “This gets our streets in good shape right before the Christmas parade,” said Johnson. Union County Man and Woman of the year will be announced at the BPA banquet Saturday, Nov. 17. Tickets are available from BPA members. The next BPA meeting is noon Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Hardees and will feature the chorale from Union County High School. Contact Info: brentcindyt@gmail.com

Freshman Tiara Bennett hugs her aunt, Army Capt. Robin Epperson, who served in Afghanistan and is now in the Army Reserves. Photos by C. Taylor

Second graders from Karen Brown’s class at Maynardville Elementary perform.

Union County honors veterans

Korea and Vietnam veteran Roy Williams is signed in by BETA members Kaycee Roark and Taylor Harrison. FFA members Dylan Berry, Devin Overton and Justin Johnson assisted with sign-ins.

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How the Virtual Academy did in John Kemp John Kemp from Strawberry Plains has met seven times with various Union County officials, trying to sell his idea of installing solar panels on public rooftops or flat spots to generate energy.

Sandra Clark

Last Tuesday his proposal was abruptly tabled. I never saw it coming. Kemp’s idea was both new and scary. And the commissioners had just heard Trustee Gina Buckner do the math on the Virtual Academy – a new and scary deal that flows millions of dollars through Union County and on to investors someplace else. Buckner feels a chill every time she cuts a check for $6 million and halves the county’s cash reserves. John Kemp of Earth Right proposed to install six to nine solar operations on public property for a rental fee of $900 per spot per

year. There would be no cost to the county, while Kemp’s company would keep the federal tax credits and earn income from energy produced. “There is zero cost to the county,” he said. “After 20 years, you can renew the contract or take over the technology or we’ll remove it – your call. “If you approve this tonight, we can start installation before the first of the year.” Mayor Mike Williams was hesitant, saying he didn’t want to obligate the county for such a small return – $5,400 per year. Commissioners peppered Kemp with questions, even though it was the second or third time he had presented. His contract had been vetted by county attorney K. David Myers. Boom! Somebody moved to table and the axe fell on poor John Kemp. Only three commissioners voted against killing the proposal: Gary England, Jonathan Goforth and Joyce Meltabarger. Kemp went home and it’s doubtful solar energy will come to the county, at least any time soon.

SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on the 10th day of June, 2011, by deed of trust recorded in Trust Deed Book 166, page 210, in the Register's Office for Union County, Tennessee, to which deed of trust specific reference is hereby made, Brentwood Rentals, LLC, conveyed to Keith A. Nagle, Trustee, the hereinafter described real property to secure the payment of the obligation and indebtedness owing by Brentwood Rentals, LLC, to the beneficiary therein named, The H. T. Hackney Company; WHEREAS, Keith A. Nagle, the said Trustee is unable to act as Trustee, and the owner and holder of the said deed of trust and the indebtedness therein secured has appointed the undersigned, K. David Myers, as Successor Trustee, by instrument recorded in Trust Deed Book 184, page 56, in the Register’s Office for Union County, Tennessee, and to which instrument specific reference is hereby made; and WHEREAS, default has been made in the payment of said obligations and indebtedness, now past due, the entire balance of which has been declared due and payable in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust and the obligations and indebtedness therein secured, and the owner and holder of said obligation and indebtedness has directed me, the undersigned Successor Trustee, to foreclose said deed of trust in accordance with the terms thereof and to sell the real property and its improvements all as therein described. NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority vested in me by said deed of trust , I will on the 11th day of December, 2012, offer for sale and sell the following described property, at the front door of the Union County Courthouse, 901 Main Street, Maynardville, Tennessee, at the hour of 11:30 A.M., prevailing time, at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash and in bar of and free of all equities of redemption, statutory right of redemption or otherwise, homestead, dower and all other rights and exemption of every kind expressly waived in the aforesaid deed of trust and to which specific reference is hereby made, the following described real property: SITUATED in the First (1st) Civil District of Union County, Tennessee, and being known and designated as all of Lot Two (2) of the Subdivision for Dan Godwin as shown on the October 29, 2005, (revised December 1, 2005), survey and plat by Dennis N. Gore, RLS, 7540 Gary White Road, Corryton, Tennessee 37721, as recorded in Plat Cabinet D, Slide 33 B and Slide 34A, in the Register’s Office for Union County, Tennessee, and to which plat specific reference is hereby made for a more particular description of the property herein conveyed. For reference see Deed Book “Z”, Series -7-, page 642, in the Register’s Office for Union County, Tennessee. Property address: Main Street, Maynardville, Tennessee 37807; CLT Map 58, parcel 57.30. CURRENT OWNERS: Brentwood Rentals, LLC OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: Shirley Grey, Agent; Arch Redmon, Guarantor; David Fletcher, Guarantor.

■ Abijah Collins, 1st TN Infantry ■ J. C. Collins, 6th TN Infantry ■ Matthew C. Collins, 6th TN Infantry ■ Charles R. Cox, 1st TN Light Artillery

TALES OF UNION COUNTY | Bonnie Peters As we honor our veterans, another wonderful remembrance has been placed at Pleasant Point Cemetery on Goin Road not far across the Union County line in Claiborne County. Our own Sgt. Abijah Collins of Keck’s Chapel was interred there. Sgt. Collins is the great grandfather of Robert B. Ellison and Robert and Ollie Ellison have placed a beautiful new 4- by 8- foot plaque/sign at Pleasant Point that includes the names of three Revolutionary War soldiers, one War of 1812 Soldier, 17 Civil War soldiers and one World War I soldier. Sgt. Collins served in the 1st Tennessee Infantry during the Civil War. Many thanks to Robert and Ollie for this gesture of recognition and honor to our local veterans. Thomas Goin served in the Revolution; perhaps it is for him that Goin Road is named. Harmon Hopper of Union County fought under Col. Elisha Cole. Mr. Hopper was

The alphabetical listing of veterans on the plaque is:

■ John R. Craig, 1st TN Light Artillery ■ John R. Eastridge, 3rd TN Infantry ■ Jonathan England, 1st TN Infantry ■ James Francisco, World War I ■ W. B. Francisco, 9th TN Cavalry ■ James B. Gibbs, 6th TN Cavalry ■ John D. Gibbs, 6th TN Infantry ■ James P. Goforth, 3rd TN Infantry ■ John Goin, 1st TN Light Artillery ■ Thomas Goin, Revolutionary War ■ Joshua Goin, 1st TN Light Artillery ■ Isham Hammock, 2nd Infantry ■ Calvin W. Harrison, 6th TN Infantry

Donated by Robert and Ollie Ellison, this plaque at Pleasant Point honors veterans. Photo by B. Peters

■ Harmon Hopper, Revolutionary War ■ Jesse Hopper, War of 1812

born in April 1760 in Fauquier County, Va. He volunteered February 1781 in Caswell County, N.C., for Capt. Josiah Cole’s Company. Harmon married Sarah Cole, daughter of John and Mary Ann Livingston Cole. Sarah Cole Hopper was born in 1762 and died Aug. 30, 1784. They had several children, among them Jesse who was born Oct. 18, 1811; Nancy born March 16, 1785, who married Daniel Robinson; Stephen Merrity who was born about 1790 and first married Bethenia Robertson on July 27, 1811. His second marriage was to Polly Roach. Josiah Cole was a first cousin to Mary Ann Livingston Cole. Hopper also served under Col. Moore and Major Donahoe from Caswell County, N. C. He was discharged

at Guilford County, N. C. by Josiah Cole. Hopper reenlisted about July 1781 under Captain Dickinson, marched to Orange County, N. C., and fought a battle with the Tories in which the Tories were defeated. He also participated in the Battle of Kindley’s Mill under Col. Moore. He was 21-years-old when he enlisted. Harmon Hopper is the 3rd great grandfather of the late Wayne R. Hill. John Ousley/Owsley was also a Revolutionary. His son Matthew Ousley married Sarah Keck, daughter of Conrad (Coonrod) Keck. John Ousley’s daughter Anna Ousley married John Keck, brother to Sarah. The Ousley line has been traced all the way back to King Edward III as well as Lady Godiva. Some time ago, the Ous-

■ Eli Keck, 1st TN Light Artillery ■ John Ousley/Owsley, Revolutionary War ■ J. Franklin Redman, 6th TN Infantry ■ Benjamin Wyatt, 10th KY Infantry

ley/Owsley Family Historical Society placed an impressive monument at Pleasant Point for John and Charity Barton Ousley. I understand that Mr. Homer Keck of the Ousley/ Owsley Family Historical Society placed a monument for Anna Ousley Keck and John Keck. Robert Ellison is also related to John Ousley. Civil War veteran, John R. Craig, is an ancestor of John Russell Craig of Sharps Chapel who served in World War II.

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Said property will be sold by the boundary in gross and not by the acre and subject to any and all applicable easements, restrictions, reservations, and setback lines; and subject to any and all unpaid taxes, and any prior encumbrances and tax liens appearing of record; and subject to any matters which may be disclosed by an accurate survey. The title to be conveyed will be only such title which the Successor Trustee may convey pursuant to the terms of the Deed of Trust or at law or in equity with no further representations or warranties or any nature whatsoever. Further, in the event all unpaid indebtedness and expenses evidenced by the note are paid in full prior to the date of sale, the Successor Trustee shall have no obligation to proceed with the sale of the above described real property. In the event high bidder at the foreclosure should fail to comply with the submitted bid, the Successor Trustee shall have the option of accepting the next highest bid in which the bidder is able to comply or re-advertise and sell at a second sale. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of sale to another day certain without further publication and in accordance with the law upon announcement of such adjournment on the day and at the time and place of sale set forth above. This notice shall be published in the Union County Shopper-News, a newspaper published in Union County, Tennessee. This sale is being made upon request of the owner and holder of the obligations and indebtedness secured by said deed of trust, due to the failure of the makers to comply with all provisions of the said deed of trust. The proceeds of the sale will be applied in accordance with the terms and provisions of the deed of trust. This 12th day of November, 2012. _______________________________________ K. DAVID MYERS, Successor Trustee 105 Monroe Street, P. O. Box l3 Maynardville, Tennessee 37807 865-992-5939 Posted: November 12, 2012; Published: November 17, 24, and December 1, 2012

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Heroes for any emergency By Cindy Taylor A host of heroes demonstrated rescues and trained residents about emergencies at Emergency Services Day Nov. 10 at Union County High School. Personnel from Union County Ambulance Service, Union County Rescue Squad and LIFESTAR; Paulette, North East Union, Luttrell, Maynardville and Sharps Chapel volunteer fire departments, and the Maynardville Police Department and Union County Sheriff’s Office participated. Maynardville fire chief Charles Wilson was inspired to host the event a couple of years ago when he attended a similar event elsewhere. “We needed a day in Union County when emergency services could come together and do demonstrations and give the public an opportunity to learn how we can protect them,” said Wilson.

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ladder truck No. 91. Muncey is new to the Maynardville VFD and White is a 29-year veteran. “The safety belt must be worn if a firefighter leaves the platform of the truck,” said Wilson. “Coming back down is backwards and the rule is three points of contact at all times.” One interesting demonstration was of a thermal imaging camera that enables firefighters to register the degree of heat inside a wall. An extrication demonstration featuring the Jaws of Life (hydraulic rescue tools) took place at noon, and concessions were furnished by State trooper Adam Bowman and son Aiden enjoy a tour of the Fire Chiefs Association LIFESTAR with crew members Judy Lawson (nurse), Roger with funds split among all fire departments. Crystal Muncey and Darrell White take to the skies on ladder truck No. 91. Photos by C. Taylor Strassler (pilot) and Jo Pack (nurse). Volunteer firefighters Darrell White and Crystal Muncey demonstrated a ladder climb in gear and straps, working on Maynardville

Union County calendar for sale like a painting to be a photograph and too much like a photograph to be a painting. Her work is for sale and on display at the Union County Arts Cooperative. Erikson also does a calendar each year that features many locations in Union County. The 2013 calendar is ready and is being sold for $15. Info: herikson@centur y tel.net or 278-1084.

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Being thankful Each year around Thanksgiving, the Shopper-News asks several Union County friends to relay what they are thankful for. Here are their responses:

I am very thankful that when a horse bucked me off I sustained only a mild head injury and broken wrist. I am very grateful for the excellent care the Union County EMS provided during my trip to Tennova. My husband, Bill, waited on me hand and foot during my long recovery period and I am blessed with his patience, good humor and good cooking. I have more friends than I realized, and I am thankful to them for their kindnesses and friendship. I am thankful for our two wonderful kids, an extraordinary daughter-in-law and three healthy grandchildren. I am very thankful that we live in beautiful Union County, that our home was not washed away in Hurricane Sandy or that the whole neighborhood did not go up in flames. At a time when so many people are hurting so badly, when so many have lost so much, it is hard not to be grateful for all that we have; family, friends and food. Shirlee Grabko

Shirlee Grabko/Union County Woman of the Year 2011

“I am thankful that we have a loving and understanding God who is in control. He has blessed me greatly. I am thankful for my family, friends and church family at Clear Springs Baptist Church. I love and pray for each and every one of you. I am thankful for my granddaughter Grace; the little angel who laughed, walked, sang, danced, colored and played with me through a very difficult time of my life. Most of all, I am thankful for my wife, Linda, who prays for me and has stood by me through thick and thin.”

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“I am so thankful for family. I don’t have any blood relatives here in Tennessee, but Ronnie’s family is near and I love them like they were my own. I am thankful for friends that care and love you for who you are. I am thankful for a husband who has put up with this “yankee” for 24 years and counting. But most of all, I am thankful for my salvation and our church family at Alder Springs Baptist Church. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and don’t forget to be thankful.”

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I am thankful for my husband, Jim, an incredible hard-working man, who has given me love, respect, consideration and trust for more than 36 years. I am thankful for my children, who keep me as a vital part of their lives; my grandchildren, who warm my heart with their squeals of delight and hugs that never end. Coming from a large family has many rewards, brothers and sisters who are always there, no matter what. I am thankful for the laughter when we are all together that can be heard throughout the neighborhood. When I see the magnificent sunsets that only our Creator could design and His palette of fall colors in the landscape around me, I rejoice as it takes my breath away. Most of all, I am thankful for the peace and joy in knowing that God loves me and He will always be here for me. It is because of Jesus and what He gave us that I have so much to be thankful for.

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“I am thankful for this room (at Willow Ridge) and all the girls that are so good to me. And the boys, too!”

And, to close, a special poem. I look upon Thanksgiving Day with anxious eyes and a hopeful heart. Unlike the wonders of the past Thanksgiving Days we are all apart. I aimlessly try for the family gathering each year, no one will arrive. So I ask that they use pen and ink to write and write some more. I hope they will scribe only half of what they are thankful for. I’m thankful that the old broken links of affection will be restored. And my old but favorite aunt smiles where the young girl smiled before. I hope they write tales of friends who perhaps traveled with each of them. I hope their own tables hold a wealth of prime Thanksgiving fare, and that Love and Peace and Joy and Health will be with them there, and also with me here. I am thankful too for all that God has taken away but given to me, For He shows me the way, gives me the strength and the faith to believe. Be Thankful.

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Oh what might have been During winter workouts, spring practice, summer exercises, all of August and earlier in the season, when it still mattered, Kentucky at Tennessee had all the earmarks of a great grudge game. Oh what joy that would have been, leftover turkey and smoked Wildcats. Score 50 or 75 and get even for the mess made last November in Lexington. Start a new streak. Cuff ’em around. Leave no doubt who is boss in this little border rivalry. Ouch. It hurts to consider what transpired. The orange quarterback who didn’t play very well at the end of 2011 and was

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accused of not caring, and still behaved as a juvenile delinquent in June and July, noticed pro scouts frowning, grew up some and threw really big numbers at weaker foes. Great arm, absolutely great. Where there was no running game, one developed. It isn’t awesome but it is noticeable. The offensive

line matured and became a source of pride. Which hand James Stone used for centering ceased to matter. Receivers performed much as advertised. Well, Cordarrelle Patterson was even more exciting. Yes, some of his moves were sideways but they were magical. The defense? Prayers were not enough. This group fluctuated between helpless and hopeless. Don’t try to do the math on cost per stop – salaries, office space, courtesy cars, cellphones, whistles, caps, food, travel, overheated calculators trying to keep count of the yardage. Players were extra.

Blessed be my rock The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation. Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto thy name. (2 Samuel 22: 47, 50 KJV) As is so often the case, I know this text because I have sung it; not in a hymn, nor an anthem, but in a praise chorus. I will admit (and there are those who know this about me and love me anyway) that

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contemporary praise music is not my native tongue. It is not that I don’t like it, or can’t sing it. And I admit there are some real gems among its additions to church music. The plain truth is that I think the faith is more complex than simple praise. There is also a place in our church music for hymns that challenge us, that call us out beyond ourselves, that

Kentucky didn’t contribute much toward making the great grudge match meaningful. It lost by 40-0 to visiting Vanderbilt and got Joker fired with time still on the clock. He was going, either way. We have learned that Southeastern Conference coaches who do not win are replaced. This is extra-large business. There are few discounts in debt service. Empty seats are a waste. Patience is not a virtue. You have heard the trumpets and the battle cry: Fire the coach and maybe the athletic director and chancellor, if they get in the way. Dearly departed coaches are seldom crushed. They go with big buyouts, sign on with ESPN and live happily ever after – unless they are recycled.

Alas, they are sometimes replaced by other coaches who get paid a lot but do not win in the Southeastern Conference. Tough league. Oh, you have noticed. What Kentucky-Tennessee has been reduced to is a going-away present. Think kindly of those who will leave early for the NFL. Please applaud as seniors are introduced. This is their final fling on Shields-Watkins Field – unless they make large donations or until they are legends at some distant homecoming. I admire Ben Bartholomew, third-generation Volunteer, willing to try any assignment, faithful to the finish. And Herman Lathers, linebacker who would never give up. Tight end Mychal Rivera did his job. Offensive guard

Dallas Thomas was on the Outland Trophy watch list but may not win. Wideout Zach Rogers certainly contributed, especially against the Carolinas. I salute linebacker Willie Bohannon and defensive backs Prentiss Waggner, Marsalis Teague and Rod Wilks. Strange that some were more functional last year than this. How about Joseph Ayres becoming a starter for a few minutes. What a surprise when Darin Gooch was a late May discovery at Butte junior college. There are other seniors, long-suffering. Sorry they didn’t get to experience Tennessee on top. Yes, we still remember.

acknowledge our brokenness and our uncertainty, that allow us to lament, to weep and to grow. Besides which, I am nearing the age when I can defend any unpopular opinion I have with, “What do you want from me? I’m old!” But this particular text, even in the King James Version, has a cadence to it, a swing. Go back to the top of this column and read the first sentence of that 2 Samuel text out loud. Read it with emphasis, like you

mean it! You see? You hear that rhythm? This Thanksgiving week, while we are giving thanks and carving the turkey, let’s remember the gifts we have been given: ■ A God who is the rock of our salvation ■ A world of wonder and beauty ■ “Eyes that love us, arms that hold” – Sara Teasdale ■ Freedom ■ A song of praise to sing ■ Ingathered family and friends

■ Our next breath ■ Our dear friends who are far away ■ Our four-legged friends who sit at our feet ■ A Bible, in whatever version you prefer ■ Brave men and women who serve in dangerous places ■ Work that has meaning ■ Forgiveness ■ Grace ■ And first, last, always, and forever, Love For all of your gifts to us, dear Lord, we thank you.

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The East Tennessee Human Resource Agency office in Maynardville, 701 Main St., is now taking applications for USDA surplus commodity foods from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for Nov. 22, 23, 29 or 30. Families that participate in the food stamp program (SNAP), get SSI, TANF or LIHEAP Energy Assistance or are otherwise a low-income family can apply. The food will be distributed 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Dec. 12, while supplies last at the Paulette community building on Beech Street at the corner of Maynardville Highway.

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Middle School math and volcanoes Horace Maynard Middle School hosted a math competition in October with H.Y. Livesay and Soldiers Memorial Middle School. Each school brought some of the best and brightest “Mathletes” to compete. Food City provided hot dogs for an after competition treat.

Union County High School Athlete of the Week Tony Strevel By Cindy Taylor

Tony Strevel is working hard to make his final season as a Patriot his best ever. The Union C o u n t y High School senior has Tony Strevel p l a y e d basketball since he was four years old and came up through the ranks. The Union County High School Senior says the coaches are

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making the difference. “We have the best coaching staff we could ask for,” said Strevel. “They get things done.” “Tony has spent a lot of time working on his game pre-season,” said coach Shane Brown. “He had a very good summer and is one of the hardest-working kids I have been around. We are expecting big things from Tony this season.” Strevel says basketball has always been a refuge for him but he doesn’t plan to play at the college level. He plans to attend ETSU to study business and accounting.

SPORTS NOTES ■ Basketball sign-ups for kids ages 6 to 12 years old as of Sept. 1 will be Saturdays, Dec. 8 and 15, at Food City. Cost is $15 for each child. Practices and games at Big Ridge Elementary School. Info: Jessica West, 809-3877 or e-mail jwest@acs.ac.

Geometry · 6th grade winner (tie) Alexandra Moshe and Aimee LeFevers · 8th grade winner Sebastian Price

WORSHIP NOTES Special services

■ Thanksgiving Community Prayer Service, sponsored by Revival Vision Church of God, Miller’s Chapel United Methodist Church and Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Mission, will be 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at Revival Vision Church of God. Miller’s Chapel pastor Ken Lutten will bring the message and Blessed Teresa Mission will provide the music. Refreshments will follow in the fellowship hall. All are welcome.

Probability · 6th grade winner Mark Pack · 7th grade winner Elizabeth Boynton Number and Operations · 8th grade winner Mackenzie Reynolds

Students hanging out after the math competition at Horace Maynard Middle School are Alexandra Moshe, Mikenzie Zook, Katie Wynn, Emile Coile, Mark Pack, Miranda Burnett, April King, Amanda Smith, Douglas Hackney, Gibson Calfee, Kelsie Warwick, Lizzy Boynton and Benjamin Moshe.

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Mathematical Processes · 6th grade winner (tie) Miranda Burnett · 7th grade winner (tie) Christa Hensley · 8th grade winner (tie) Douglas Hackney, Mackenzie Reynolds, April King

While chiropractors are well known for their spinal adjustments, hands-on treatments designed to put the bones of the spine back in line, they use a variety of methods for treating patients. One of them is massage therapy. A massage is not just a luxury indulgence; it’s an extremely effective way to ease pain and loosen up tightened muscles. Massages come in various forms. With a deep tissue massage, the chiropractor works deep into muscles, releasing lactic acid and other by-products from the muscles. This procedure can be uncomfortable, but it should never be painful. Another type of massage employs heated rocks, like basalt, to warm muscle tissue. Yet another form of massage is the light touch approach, which focuses on blood and lymphatic flow. Tightened muscles, depending on which they are, can cause problems by pulling on joints and on the spine and moving bones out of alignment. They can prevent a joint, and the spine, from operating properly. According to the American Chiropractic Association, regular massage may also lower blood pressure, ease stress, anxiety and depression and help people with chronic low-back pain to sleep better. Talk with your chiropractor about the benefits of massage and other chiropractic techniques. Brought to you as a community service by Union County Chiropractic; 110 Skyline Drive, Maynardville, TN; 992-7000.

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THROUGH NOV. 22 Annual fruit sale at Union County High School. Info available through CTE students. Navel oranges, juice oranges, tangelos, grapefruit and apples. Expected arrival is Tuesday, Nov. 27. Additional info: 992-0180.

SATURDAYS THROUGH DEC. 29 Turkey Shoot and Trade Day, 8 a.m., 6825 Tindell Lane, off Tazewell Pike. Fundraiser for summer baseball team.

MONDAY-FRIDAY, THROUGH DEC. 17

SUNDAY, NOV. 18 “A Holiday Concert,” presented by the Walters State Community Concert Band, 3 p.m. in the “Z” Buda Assembly Hall and Gymnasium. No tickets or reservations required. Info: 423585-6922.

MONDAY, NOV. 19 Master Beef Producer class: “Marketing, Graduation, and Dinner,” 6:30 p.m., Union County UT Extension office, 3925 Maynardville Highway. Info: 992-8038.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21 Sharps Chapel Senior Center community outreach event, sponsored by the Union County Office on Aging. Info or appointment: 992-0361 or 992-3292.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, NOV. 23-24 Thanksgiving Open House, Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway, in Norris. Enjoy hot cider and pastries while you shop. Info: 494-9854 or www. appalachianarts.net.

TUESDAY, NOV. 27

Food drive held by the Edward Jones office of Justin Myers, 713 E. Emory Road, Suite 102, 8 a.m.4 p.m. Bring nonperishable food items to be donated to local food pantries to help those in need this holiday season. No cash or checks as donations can be accepted. Info: Barbara Allison, 938-4202.

THROUGH SUNDAY, NOV. 18 ‘9 Lives for 9 Dollars’ feline adoption event, Union county Humane Society. Info: www. unioncountyhumanesociety.org or 992-7969.

SATURDAY, NOV. 17 Annual banquet for Union County Business & Professional Association, 6 p.m., Maynardville Senior Center. Pete’s Place will cater. Man and Woman of 2012 will be announced. Tickets: $35. Tickets/info: Brad Davis, First Century Bank; Marilyn Toppins, 992-8272; Debbie Cox. First Team Realty; Brenda Sweet, Commercial Bank, all board members.

Square Dance Club forming in Maynardville. Info meeting with caller, 7 p.m. at the Union County Senior Citizens Center, 298 Main St. Classes will be offered if a club is formed. The club requires at least 30 members, ages 10 and older. Info: Arnold Smallin, 745-1324 or 405-0099.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28 The Bits ‘n Pieces Quilt Guild meeting, Norris Community Center. Social time, 1 p.m.; meeting, 1:30. NQA certified judge Jean Lester will speak about how quilt shows are judged. Guests and new members welcome. Info: Pat Melcher, 494-0620, or email bnpquilt@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, DEC. 1 “Beaded Christmas Earrings” 1-4 p.m., with Kathy Seely, at the Appalachian Arts Craft Center in Norris. Registration deadline: Nov. 26.To register: 494-9854 or www.appalachianarts.net. Benefit event to assist Stanley Washam with

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SUNDAY, DEC. 2 Gibbs Christmas Parade, 2:30 p.m.; line up at 1:45 at Gibbs High School. No entry fee, donated canned food accepted for the Corryton Food Pantry. Info or preregister entry: Larry Dougherty, 898-3532; Eddie Jones, 7894681; or email gibbschristmasparade@gmail.com.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5 KSO Storytime - How Many Cats? 10:30 a.m., Halls Branch Library. Join KSO musicians as they explore the importance of numbers and counting. Pre-school aged children and their parents.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, DEC. 7-8 Christmas Craft Fair, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday in Sunnybrook Apartments clubhouse, 4500 Doris Circle. Christmas crafts, baked goods and snacks. Info: 922-9124 or visit www. sunnybrookaptstn.com.

SATURDAY, DEC. 8 Book signing by Betsy Stowers Frazier 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Luttrell Library, “Can you See God?” The book will include stories about growing up in Luttrell and will include photographs of well-known community members serving cake and punch. Needle-Felted Snowmen class, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the The Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 near Norris. Registration deadline, Dec. 3. Info or to register: 494-9854, www. appalachianarts.net or stop by the center.

SUNDAY, DEC. 9 Union County Christmas Parade, 2:30 p.m. beginning at the Union County High School parking lot. Info: Jeff Sharp, 405-2196, or Trish Collins, 973-2279.

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cancer treatment expenses, 5 p.m., Union County High School. Gospel singing, food, auction and door prizes. City of Luttrell Christmas Parade, noon. To register to participate: 992-0870. Halls Christmas Parade, 6 p.m. Open house, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., hosted by Union County Arts Co-op, 1009 Main St. in Maynardville. Locally made crafts, Christmas gifts and decorations. A drawing will be held to win a bag of handmade Christmas ornaments.

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232 HILL STREET, LUTTRELL – Great move-in condition cottage. Lots of updates done. Approx 1016 SF featuring 2BR/1BA, beautiful wood flooring, tile counter tops, new oak cabinets, S/S fridge, smooth-top range, W&D to remain. 1-car carport, central H&A, out building for extra storage. Priced to sell at only $54,900. Directions: North on Tazewell Pike into Union County. Right on Hwy 61 East to left on Cedar at Post Office to top of hill. Right on Hill to house on left. Sign on property. 176 GRANDVIEW DR, MAYNARDVILLE – Needs TLC. Home features over 2200 SF. 3BR/2BA, kit/dining combo w/all appl. Full unfin bsmnt w/rear entrance gar. Cov front porch, back deck. Nice yard. Just mins to marinas & beautiful Norris Lake. This is a foreclosure property sold AS IS. priced at $100,000. REDUCED! Now only $72,800. 209 GRACE AVE, LUTTRELL – Great affordable home. Level lot. Good starter home or investment for rental property. Foreclosure. Sold AS IS. Bring all offers. Must have proof of funds. Offered at only $38,500. 371 SWAN SEYMOUR RD, MAYNARDVILLE – Nothing spared. Custom Norris Lake front home approx 3200 SF. On main channel of beautiful Norris Lake. A mstr suite WITH BA fit for a king! Gleaming hdwd flrs, lots of ceramic tile, crown molding, granite counters, stainless appl. Massive great rm w/bar area, + gas FP, wired for flat screens in all rms except kit, 8 patio drs, sky lights, cath ceilings, septic approved for 2 BRs, home has 3 offices/dens, stamped concrete patio, covered decks extending length of home, gently sloping lot w/boat launch & dock. Truly a must see home. Priced below appraisal. Offered at $479,000. HWY 33 thru Maynardville to right on Hickory Valley to end. Left on Walkers Ford to 1st left on Circle to 1st left on Swan Seymour. Home on left. Sign on property. 817 BEARD VALLEY RD, LOT 7, MAYNARDVILLE – Great conv. Only mins to Halls or Big Ridge Park area. All level yard. Full unfin bsmnt. All appliances. In need of minor repairs/updates. Offered at only $75,000. Directions: From Knoxville go Hwy 33N. 2 miles from Knox Cnty line turn right at Little D’s Market onto Beard Valley Rd.

LOTS/ACREAGE BEAUTIFUL. GREAT CONV. LAKE LIVING – 2.18 acres. Gently rolling to the water. Views of 33 Bridge. Over 800' lake frontage. Will perk for 3-4BR home. Wooded, private, lightly restricted. Located on Swan Seymour Rd., Maynardville. Offered at only $199,900.

8.5 ACRES Spring Creek Rd, Maynardville. Rolling property, all wooded, sev homesites, lots of wildlife.Priced at $9,900. Directions: N. on Hwy 33, cross 33 Bridge, left on Sharps Chapel Rd. Right on Joe Davis, left on Oak Grove Rd. Pass rock quarry and continue straight. Turns into Spring Creek Rd. 18.41 ACRES Hickory Springs Rd, Lot 3, Maynardville. All wooded, Sev homesites & wildlife. Priced at $29,900. Directions: Hwy 33 North through Maynardville to right on Hwy 61 East towards Luttrell, straight onto Walkers Ford Rd to right on Hogskin Rd to left on Black Fox Hollow. 1.22 ACRES Kenny Ln, Lot 28, Maynardville. Great all level lot ready to build on. Under-grnd utilities, public water, mtn. views. Foreclosure property. Priced at $8,900. Directions: North Hwy 33 through Maynardville to right on Hwy 61East towards Luttrell to straight onto Walker Ford Rd to left onto Walker Farm Rd to left onto Kenny Lane. COMM PROPERTY W/RENTALS on Rutledge Pk. Mins to interstate. 2 houses, mobile hm, det 3-car gar. All currently rented and sitting on over 5 acres w/frontage on Rutledge Pk. Offered at only $479,000. GORGEOUS LOT w/over 115' of frontage on Holston River. Level 0.88 acre lot. The best lot offered in River Point 2. $69,900. HUNTER’S RETREAT located on Ailor Gap. Over 118 acres of woodland w/creek through prop. Several nice bldg. sites. Offered at $174,000. GREAT WATERFRONT LOT on Holston River. 1.60 acres, semi wooded, corner lot. Great homesites. Utility water, elec. Priced at only $59,900. Located in River Island. Lot 9 NICE CUL-DE-SAC LOT in River Point II S/D. 5.70 acres. Gently sloping w/great views of the Holston River. Public access in devel. Lot 161. Priced at only $79,900. AWESOME MTN VIEWS from this homesite in Lone Mtn Shores. Architecturally restricted comm. Close to Woodlake Golf Club. Lot 614. 2.80 acres. Priced at $19,900. 5.69 ALL WOODED ACRES. Very private. Great for hunters retreat. Located in North Lone Mtn. Shores. Lot 1046. Inside gated area. Priced at $27,500. SEVERAL BEAUTIFUL LOTS in Hidden Ridge S/D. Over ten 1/2 acre lots to choose from. Starting at $24,900. OK for dbl wide homes. Owner financing NOW available with 0 down. Call Tina for more info: 938-3403.


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