VOL. 8 NO. 44
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It’s Red Ribbon Week
Mike Miller is in the trenches with the kids of Union County. His desk is only a few feet away from the alternative school classroom, and he’s next door to the high school. Miller is the new iCare coordinator for Union County, filling a position left open this summer when Lanelle Mulkey moved away.
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Auburn ahead of Tennessee This may hurt a little. Yes, it might sting more than a flu shot. I am reluctant to dull your day but here goes: Among the great universities of the United States, Auburn is ranked ahead of Tennessee.
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Upgrades at the Cat Cottage By Libby Morgan A generous cat lover from Grainger County and hard-working volunteers have made it possible for the Cat Cottage at the Union County Humane Society to get a new, easy-to-clean tile floor. Designed for 24 cats to live and play, the building out behind the main structure is filled with climbing structures, wide windowsills, a screened-in porch, and a separate room for litter boxes. Soft beds line shelves on one wall and a “catwalk” surrounds the room just below the ceiling. Cute catty illustrations on the walls were done by shelter volunteer Becky Fretwell.
During the renovation, several of the Cat Cottage residents are staying with the self-described “Crazy Cat Lady,” Judy Najar. Her husband, Fred Najar, has been working with John Leonard of Sharps Chapel to renew the floor and do some repairs. Kay Jones, a frequent volunteer at the shelter, is finishing a calendar featuring photos of pets adopted from UCHS. “The calendars should be ready well before Christmas, so we hope lots of people will give several for Christmas gifts,” says Jones.
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After school Horace Maynard Middle School hosted one of more than 9,000 nationwide awareness rallies for after-school programs last week, with Marie Roberts, site coordinator and lead tutor, heading up the event.
Binky dressed as a lobster for his visit to Paws on the Patio. He must have forgotten about the Red Lobster just across the parking lot from Quaker Steak and Lube. Binky’s people are Mike and Jamie Blaine of Powell.
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Flu shots Monday Rite Aid Pharmacy in Maynardville will offer Flu Shots at the Plainview Community Center on Monday, Nov. 4, from 14 p.m. according to manager/ pharmacist Casey Adkins. Cost is $20, cash or check, and most insurance will be billed. Info: 992-8581.
Fred Najar works on rebuilding a cat climbing structure after the new tile floor was finished in The Cat Cottage. Above him is the “catwalk,” which goes all the way around the room. Photos by Libby Morgan
Judy Najar helps register participants in the Paws on the Patio fundraiser for the Union County Humane Society held Oct. 27 at Quaker Steak and Lube on Merchant Drive in Knoxville.
Photos by S. Clark
Youth basketball It’s almost basketball time for kids 5-12 in Union County. Sign-ups will be Saturdays’ Nov. 9 and 16, at Food City in Maynardville. This is a league for children who want to learn and play for fun. It is not a competitive league. Bring $15 cash to signup. Info: Jessie at 865-8093877.
John Leonard brings in the scratch-andclimb tree for the cats.
Merri Loy: Back at home By Sandra Clark
Little League Union County Little League has set its annual meeting to elect new officers. It will be 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Union County Courthouse. All are welcomed.
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Merri Loy, one of two pharmacists at the Rite Aid in Maynardville, is a proud Union County native who says she is glad to be home. “This is where I belong.” Loy has worked at the local pharmacy for almost a year now after completing a doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree from East Tennessee State University. She owes it all to her grandpa, she says. Seems after graduating from Union County High School in 2002, Loy attended Pellissippi State
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she checked into various programs and was offered an interview at ETSU. On the night before the interview, her family car broke down. “We called around, trying to line up a car. Finally, grandpa (the late B.T. Loy) said we could borrow his truck. … It was so old, we weren’t sure it would make the trip, but it did. “So I owe that to him.” Loy’s parents are Randall and Sheila Loy. Merri Loy Pharmacist Casey AdCommunity College. Her kins also works at the Mayadvisor recommended that nardville Rite Aid, 2710 she wait a y ear before ap- Maynardville Highway, at plying to a 4-year college Ailor Gap Road. Info: 992and pharmacy school, but 8581.
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Shopper, Chamber launch promotion By Sandra Clark This week the Shopper-News is launching an advertising promotion in conjunction with the Union County Chamber of Commerce to promote local shopping through the holiday season. Playing off the Chamber’s tourism theme, the promotion is called: “Come here, come home for the holidays.” Chamber president Julie Graham said the reason is simple.
“Every dollar that we spend in Union County keeps our sales taxes within the county. That adds up.” Local shopping also promotes local jobs and businesses. Shopper-News is donating the ad space on Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 23. On Nov. 30, we will publish a special section with discounted ads for sale to local businesses. Contact Brandi Davis at 705-6416 to secure a space.
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Fall Family Fun Fest The folks at Revival Vision Church of God in Maynardville put on a wonderful event for the community last Saturday. The Fall Family Fun Fest drew dozens of families – both church members and visitors – and laughter rang from the ridgetops.
A highlight was the Chili Cookoff in which contestants modestly named their concoctions such things as: Oink Alert; Great Bowls of Fire; Bean There, Done That; and Red Neck Chili. For $5 it was all-you-couldeat from the line of slow cookers. And there was an
array of side dishes and soft drinks to enjoy. Beverly Wheble said, “We’re doing this for the kids. It’s not a fundraiser.” And given the candy prizes at each game booth, the kids had fun. Amazingly, so did the adults. –S. Clark
Beverly Wheble is cuffed after failing to walk on a straight line while wearing distortion goggles. Maynardville Police Chief Brian Smith did the honors.
Pastor Bryan Wheble wears his University of Michigan T-shirt.
Lucy Hembree, a student at Union County High School and a volunteer at the festival, came dressed as Strawberry Shortcake. Walker Graves draws back to throw a dart.
Daniel Eversole digs through the “find an eyeball” basket. Madison Thomas, 3, is dressed as a princess. The train was one of 3 inflatables which had kids hopping.
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Operation Christmas Child is worldwide giving Holly Simmons loves filling shoeboxes. All year long, whenever sheâ€™s shopping, she keeps her eyes peeled for items children need and will enjoy. Simmons is the area coordinator for Operation Christmas Child, a program that has sent more than a million shoeboxes across the globe since 1993 â€“ shoeboxes filled with toys, small books, hygiene items and useful things. â€œThe most important thing in the box, though, is information about Jesus, written in the childâ€™s lan-
â€œSuggested items include school supplies, small stuffed animals, flashlights with extra batteries, soap, Libby toothbrush and toothpaste, Morgan and, if you want, you can include a note and a photo and even your contact information because the child may write back. â€œYou can choose to fill guage,â€? says Simmons. your shoebox for a girl or a â€œWeâ€™d love to have the boy in three age categories. community join us in filling Complete information is at more shoeboxes. You can samaritanspurse.org/occ.â€? use a regular shoebox or a The shoeboxes will be acshoebox-size plastic con- cepted at Simmonsâ€™ church, tainer. The container itself Milan Baptist, near the inis a very useful item, too. tersection of Hwy. 33 and
Hwy 61 West just south of Maynardville, during collection week, November 12 â€“ 19. Operation Christmas Child is a project of Franklin Grahamâ€™s Samaritanâ€™s Purse International Relief organization based in Boone, N.C. When the shoeboxes leave a local collection center, they travel to Boone, where they are inspected and literature is added, then the boxes are shipped out to destinations overseas. Holly Simmons is a Halls resident, married for 38 years to Mike Simmons. They have three sons, Halls grads Matthew, Andrew and Daniel, and one granddaughter. Holly has been a member of Milan Baptist Church for 45 years. She can be contacted at holly.simmons@ Holly Simmons with a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child. aol.com or at 922-8584. Photo by Libby Morgan
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Hansard community carved from wilderness
Union County Schools health coordinator Eddie Graham, Maynardville Mayor H.E. Richardson, city manager Jack Rhyne, schools director Jimmy Carter, iCare coordinator Mike Miller and police officer Brandon Ford announce Red Ribbon Week in Union County Nov. 4-8. Photo by Libby Morgan
Red Ribbon Week underway By Libby Morgan Mike Miller is in the trenches with the kids of Union County. His desk is only a few feet away from the alternative school classroom, and he’s next door to the high school. Miller is the new iCare coordinator for Union County, filling a position left open this summer when Lanelle Mulkey moved away. “The children that are on the fence between bad choices and good need to see that we love them and respect them. And to do that, we’re going to educate them about what happens when they do drugs,” says Miller. “(This) is Red Ribbon Week. My volunteers and I are going to give every middle and high school student in the county a red bracelet to remind them of the dangers of drug use and to ask them for a commitment to be drug-free. And we’ll be handing out ‘The Science of Addiction,’ a publication from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, that contains facts without judgment. “I wish I had had this information when I was young.” Miller readily shares the heartache and sorrow from his younger years when he was abusing alcohol and drugs. To bring attention to Red Ribbon Week, a banner will be stretched across Highway 33 near Food City.
‘We’re in their face for a week: Don’t do drugs!’ – Mike Miller Greeters at the doors of the schools will hand out the red bracelets. Tables will be set up wherever Miller can get them staffed to reach out to the kids. Miller will be at the high school during lunch to spread the love and information.
Maynardville police officer Brandon Ford will bring ‘impaired goggles’ for the high school students to look through – goggles that imitate the impaired vision of a person on drugs or alcohol. “We’re asking anyone who wants to help out to set up a
table – anywhere – to give out the booklet and the bracelets. Just call my office at 216-0475 if you’d like to help.” ICare meetings are held on the fourth Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Revival Vision Church on Durham Drive. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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Long before there was a Union County, there was the Hansard community carved out in the wilderness and with a militia to ward off marauding Indians. The old Jacksboro roadbed meanders alongside what is now Hansard Chapel Methodist Church. Pieces of this road are found through Ousley Cemetery from Ailor Gap Road and along Hickory Star Road and make little sense to modern day directions. I suppose it made lots of sense around 1800 when it was more important to get from one cabin to the next nearest cabin than to even think of the shortest distance between Blaine’s Crossroads and Jacksboro. Glen Atkins, who is retired from the Tennessee Department of Transportation, suggested that these early roads tended to be along ridgetops to avoid the frequent flooding in the hollows. I have yet to find a map that shows the old Jacksboro Road, though many history books refer to it. I have asked every place I know to ask, but am still unsuccessful. This community is named for William Hansard, who married Martha Christian in Amherst, Va., in 1792. They moved to east Tennessee in 1806 and bought 640 acres in then Knox (now Union) County in 1811. William fought in the Revolutionary War, having enlisted in Bedford County, Va. His pension application was filed at Knoxville. Prior to 1846 when William Hansard died, he donated five acres of land for a church, and he and his slaves built the first hewnlog church. This church is believed to have been located in the vicinity of the present race track property. The community centered around the church, the many Hansard grist mills and later the Oren Bayless store. The closest schools were Paulette, Burkhart and Woodhill, which was
just across the line in Knox County. The raceway of one of the Hansard mills can be seen along Bull Run Creek at England Road. There is still some evidence of another mill behind Hansard Church, which is believed to be the William Hansard mill. Still another mill operated on down Bull Run Creek off Hansard Road. A millstone from the Archie Hansard mill was made into a coffee table and donated by Jack Hansard to the Union County Museum. Family names synonymous with the Hansard community are Hansard, Ailor, Bayless, Caldwell, Fraker, Kirkpatrick, Ledgerwood, McHaffie, Shell, Stanley, Stout, Tolliver and others. Good sources of information on the community and the Hansard family are: Descendants of John Hansard of Amherst County, Va., 1766 - 1978 by Dr. Sam L. Hansard II. For those who wish more detail on the Hansard family, this book is a fine account on which you can feast. The writings of Miss Gola M. Hansard, who was born in Knox County but lived for a number of years in Union County on the Bull Run Valley farm bought by her father, John Wesley Hansard. Hansard-Christian Family History Records by Annie Walker Burns. She deals more with the William Hansard line. A sketch of the history of the Robert C. Hansard (son of William Hansard) family can be found in Old Time Tazewell by Mary A. Hansard.
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Auburn is ahead of Tennessee This may hurt a little. Yes, it might sting more than a flu shot.
I am reluctant to dull your day but here goes: Among the great universities of the United States, Auburn is ranked ahead of Tennessee. OK, I can hear you: “I don’t believe it! Bear Bryant called Auburn a cow college.
Who says Auburn is ahead of Tennessee?” U.S. News and World Report, a magazine three years out of print but still dispensing strategic information, reached this depressing conclusion, using up to 16 indicators of academic excellence. It tossed a few other little factors into the computer – lifestyle, campus feel, available gifts and grants, etc. U.S. News, or perhaps Mortimer B. Zuckerman himself, would have you believe that the lovely village on the plains is a cooler location than Rocky Top, that Auburn, even without the
Alabama-poisoned oaks, offers a more exciting scene than the Volunteer Navy and the Neyland Stadium DJ who can rap your eardrums. OK, their famous Kathryn Thornton was the second American woman to travel in space. I will not repeat what sports fans say about our famous Susan Martin, UT provost. Auburn probably thinks its war damn eagle is too tough for our lovable bluetick hound. And, I suppose, their band receives more support and playing time than our band. They have nothing to compare with Pat Summitt
Love that will not let us go And I will take you for my wife forever; I will take you for my wife in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love, and in mercy. I will take you for my wife in faithfulness; and you shall know the Lord. On that day I will answer, says the Lord, I will answer the heavens and they shall answer the earth; and the earth shall answer the grain, the wine, and the oil, and they shall answer Jezreel; and I will sow him for myself in the land. And I will have pity on Lo-ruhamah, and I will say to Lo-ammi, “You are my people” and he shall say, “You are my God.” (Hosea 2: 19-23 NRSV) O Joy that seekest me through pain, I cannot close my heart to thee; I trace the rainbow through the rain, And feel the promise is not vain, That morn shall tearless be. (“O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go,” George Matheson, 1882) I was a very young teenager when I heard a sermon on this text from Hosea. There are not many sermons I remember from my teen years, so very long ago, but this one I will never forget. The preacher used the rhetorical device called a refrain, repeating again and again throughout the sermon his
version of God’s intent: “I cannot kiss your lips: they are not mine; but I love you still, and forgive you.” Hosea’s wife Gomer had committed adultery. The law said he could stone her to death. But Hosea decides to deal with his faithless wife as the Lord dealt with faithless Israel: by forgiving
Plaza. Another thing, toilet paper at Toomer’s Corner never did much for me. It always seemed so rural. Ah ha, U.S. News admits, in the fine print, that the weight assigned to each factor “reflects our judgment.” If there has been an official reaction, I missed it. Has the digital mag been banned in Tennessee? No. Has there been a rebuttal from the chancellor? No. Has there even been a feeble protest from agitated students who risk reduced value for degrees? No mattress fires have been reported. Before I get too far out on
this limb, I should tell you that Vanderbilt, Florida, Georgia, Texas A&M, Alabama, Missouri and 50 or 100 others are also ahead of Tennessee in the great school rankings. Oh my. As you know, some are also ahead of Tennessee in football. The immediate question is whether Auburn is better and, if so, how much. This is the crucial segment of the season for the Volunteers. Long, long ago John Majors said people remember what you do in November. Younger players have supposedly grown and matured. In theory, remaining foes are nearer our talent level. Since summer, these last three have been penciled in as probable victories
– leading directly to bowl bonuses for the coaches. How long will it take to recover from the Derek Dooley era? How come Auburn coach Gus Malzahn got a mid-term A from Athlon Sports and Butch Jones’ grade was only B+? OK again, Auburn was more awful than Tennessee last season. And Malzahn’s signature win at College Station was bolder script than Jones’ upset of the Gamecocks. The Tigers don’t play enough defense to win all their remaining games. We’ll soon see if the Vols play enough offense to run the table. Run Vols, run. To be continued.
tice, in steadfast love, and in mercy.” This text mirrors God’s extraordinary faithfulness in the midst of such aching sadness. God’s people were still God’s people, no matter what they had done. God’s love did not die, was not withdrawn. Often enough, we take
forgiveness for granted. We don’t consider the extent of God’s grief caused by our sin. We blithely pray “Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.” (Pray those words carefully, my friends, because if we want to be forgiven at all, we have to forgive oth-
ers.) Even so, in spite of it all, God continues to love us and forgive us. “I love you still, and forgive you.” That is the nature of love in its truest sense, whether it be God’s love or human love. Love will forgive. The best news of all is this: God’s love will not let us go!
her and continuing to love her and be faithful to her. Gomer’s second child was a daughter, whom Hosea named (at the Lord’s command) Lo-ruhamah, which means “Not Pitied.” God said, “I will no longer have pity on the house of Israel or forgive them. But I will have pity on the house of Judah, and I will save them. …” Gomer’s third child was a son, whom the Lord commanded should be named Lo-ammi, which means “Not my people.” Ultimately, however, God has pity on the people of Israel, and promises to “take you for my wife forever … in righteousness and in jus-
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UNION CO – Beautiful private gated setting! This 21.8 acre farm features: Pond, 19 acres fenced, 3-car 24x38 gar/wkshp w/elect & 30x29 metal barn w/sliding doors. RV hook-up & generator w/plenty of car/equipment stg. The 3BR/2BA brick rancher features: Split BR ﬂoor plan, plenty of walk-in closet space throughout, 6.2x5.3 laundry rm, covered back deck, chain fenced yard & attached 2-car gar. A must see. $350,000 (842066)
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GRAINGER CO – Great investment. This 3BR/2BA basement rancher on 2.76 acres is 70% completed. Septic tank installed and approved drain ﬁeld. $119,500 (844113)
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Fall buttercup control Over the summer, I’ve had a lot of questions about weed control. Dr. Neil Rhodes, professor and Extension weed management specialist, explains the benefits of fall weed treatment in our pastures and hay fields: Tired of looking out across your pastures and hay fields and seeing that “sea of yellow” every spring? Unfor t u n at e ly, many Perrin producers in Tennessee are all too familiar with buttercups. Most of these members of the genus Ranunculus are winter annuals that are easily controlled with a timely application of 2,4-D, and interest in fall applications has increased in Tennessee over the past few years. Why spray in the fall? Historically, the vast majority of applications for control of buttercups have been in March to early-
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April. However, University of Tennessee research and producer experience has continued to show that fall (late October to mid-December) is actually a better time to spray for them. Why is that? Buttercups emerge in the fall and they are small and actively growing then. One of the most important keys to getting good results is to spray buttercups before they bloom. This is an automatic with fall applications, given that buttercups generally do not bloom until spring. Also, oftentimes in the late winter to spring it is very wet and windy, making it difficult to spray before they are in bloom. Another reason for fall spraying is that many producers may have more available time then, compared to the spring. Time-consuming latewinter to early-spring activities such as calving, spreading fertilizer and getting ground ready for row crop planting often make it difficult to get pastures and hay fields sprayed on a timely basis.
Patriot Athletes of the Week Wanda Cox Byerley picks a pepper from Donna Riddle’s Seven Springs Farm display.
Senior Ali Patterson is Union County Athlete of the Week for her participation on the Patriot cheer squad. She is looking forward to competing in three cheer contests later this year. She has been accepted to Carson-Newman University and plans to try out for the cheer squad there. Her parents are Rodney and Roxanne Patterson.
Frost on the pumpkins at end of Farmers Market season By Libby Morgan Last week’s cold snap ended the season for much of the fresh produce grown in Union County, in rhythm with the Farmers Market ending its third year on the last Saturday of October. Donna Riddle, her husband, Rick, and their son, Jim, of Seven Springs Farm in Maynardville look back on the season with an eye toward next year. “Although the (Union County) market is still small, Donna has seen an increase in the amount of produce brought to the market and the number of customers,” says Rick. “We actually sell more beef at the Union County market than any of the five markets we attend. We (and all the farmers involved in the market) very much appreciate the support from the community, the volunteers and the Extension office in helping the market succeed. “The biggest thing holding the market back is the
limited number of farmers (vendors) selling at the market. As with all the markets we attend, the greater the number of vendors, the better the market. “In time, we hope more commercial farmers and backyard gardeners will participate, helping both themselves and folks looking to have a choice when making their food purchases and buying direct from the farmer. “The ‘buy local’ movement is continuing to grow and people really appreciate the “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” concept. As more and more fruits, vegetables and meats are being imported and consumers have no idea the country of origin, we expect they will look to venues that offer local, fresh and wholesome food selections. “It also makes sense to keep your food dollar local if you can, supporting local jobs and businesses in Union County.” The Riddles plan to fin-
Check In! Check Up! Check Back! Check In! If you are on TennCare, medical checkups for children under age 21 are free. Call your doctor or the health department to schedule your child’s visit. Check Up: Annual checkups are important to prevent diseases and chronic medical conditions. Your child can get a health history, a complete physical exam, lab tests (as appropriate), vision and hearing screenings, immunizations, developmental and behavioral screenings (as appropriate), advice on keeping your child healthy, dental referrals and medical referrals if necessary. Check Back with your doctor by keeping your follow-up appointment, your next scheduled well-child visit or by contacting your doctor if a problem occurs.
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ish building a commercial kitchen for processing produce and to add pork to their meat offerings in time for next year’s markets. Rick welcomes Jim’s participation and says Jim has lots of ideas for the upcoming season. Beth Bergeron, volunteer coordinator for the market, says, “It’s been a good year. Of course we hope to have more vendors next year. During the winter or early spring we will have a community meeting with an open discussion about changes we’d like to see for the market. “And the Extension office will offer educational workshops for small farm operations.” Bergeron says volunteers are needed to help out at the market and with such tasks as media announcements and web presence. The Union County Farmers Market is held on Saturday mornings in front of Union County High from May through October.
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Luttrell Christmas parade registration The Luttrell Christmas Parade will be held at noon Saturday, Dec. 7. The parade starts at Luttrell Park. Line up will begin at 10 a.m. Anyone wanting to participate in the parade should request a registration form by calling 9920870 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Let’s Get Healthy” countywide walking program has the following walks scheduled. For more info or to sign up to lead a walk: 992-8038. ■ Every Saturday, 9 a.m. – meet at the Farmers Market, walk UCHS, Main Street, Wilson Park – find a group and a distance that suits your needs. ■ Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7:45 a.m. – join Debbie and friends at the Sharps Chapel Senior Center and walk the Union Gets Movin’ Trail at the park. ■ Every Tuesday and Thursday, 4 p.m. – Join Randy Turner at the Union County Courthouse for a walk downtown.
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SCHOOL NOTES Union County High School ■ The annual Union County High School Veterans Day Program will be held Monday, Nov. 11. Registration and refreshments will be 9 a.m. and the program will begin at 10 in the auditorium. All veterans are invited to attend and be recognized. The community is invited. Info: Barbara Williams, 992-5493. Immediately following the program, the veterans and their spouses are invited to the J.C. Baker Masonic Lodge #720, located next to the Rocky Top Shell Station, for a luncheon sponsored by the Lodge.
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Last, but certainly not least, fewer vegetable crops, gardens and active greenhouses are present then; this means the risk of offtarget damage to sensitive plants is lower. In most cases, 2,4-D ester at 1 qt./ provides excellent control of annual buttercups in the fall. The same rules apply as with spring applications. Favorable weather (3 days of day time highs of 60 F); plenty of water (at least 20 gallons per acre spray volume); and the addition of a good, nonionic surfactant (1 qt/100 gallons of spray mix) are all important ingredients in success. An added bonus for the fall spray program is that it is also a very good time of the year to control musk thistle, buckhorn plantain and wild turnip. These are controlled by 2,4-D and are often present in the same fields alongside buttercups. If buckhorn plantain is severe, consider increasing the rate of 2,4-D. Keep in mind that 2,4-D, unlike some of our newer pasture herbicides (ForeFront HL, GrazonNext HL, etc.), breaks down relatively quickly in soil. A benefit of this is that with fall applications of 2,4-D, clovers can be planted the following February. –Shannon Perrin
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CHURCH NOTES Community services ■ Fellowship Christian Church will host a free clothing drive for the residents of Luttrell from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Bates Market & Deli in Luttrell.
US MARSHAL SERVICE AUCTION SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9 11:00AM 129 Remington Dr., Maynardville, TN DESCRIPTION: Residential lot (approx 1.92 acres) in Twisted Gables Subdivision situated in the 1st Civil District of Union County, and being known and designated as all of lot eighteen (18) Twisted Gables Subdivision, and as shown by map of same recorded in map Cabinet B, slide 171-B in the Register’s Ofﬁce for Union County, Tennessee, to which map speciﬁc reference is hereby made for a more particular description. CLT Map 64F, Group A, Parcel 18. TERMS: 10% down day of sale, with balance due before 30 days. As usual, no buyer’s premium. Subject to conﬁrmation of representative of U.S. Marshal’s service at time of auction. USMS will provide a U.S. Marshal’s quitclaim; all liens and taxes will be responsibility of USMS; buyer will assume taxes on day of closing. Possession at closing. Earnest money shall be forfeited if buyer fails to complete terms of contract.
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Marie Roberts, lead tutor at HMMS after-school program, students Mitchell Majors, Jakob Stooksbury and Dillon Majors, and Ida Boatman, co-ordinator, admire edible art created by the boys. Photos by Libby Morgan
Doors open after school ‘Kids have options’ By Libby Morgan Superman will save the day – when he gets just a little bigger.
Horace Maynard Middle School hosted one of more than 9,000 nationwide awareness rallies for after-school programs last week, with Marie Roberts, site coordinator and lead tutor, heading up the event. Joining her were Ida Boatman, co-coordinator and counselor; Barbara Hutchens, alternative school teacher; and HMMS teachers Tommy Shoffner and Anthony Malone. All celebrated and touted Union County’s four after-school sites at HMMS, Luttrell, Maynardville Elementary and Union County High. Savannah and Teyannah “We want these kids and their parents to know they Meltabarger offer Jordan have options,” says Hutchens. “A huge percentage of our Williams a treat at the students are eligible for this free program.” Paulette Elementary fall Roberts says Monday through Thursday afternoons, the carnival. lights are on and the doors are open until 6 p.m. for students to get help with homework and participate in enrichment activities such as cooking and art. “We monitor the students’ grades, and give tutoring Below, Denna Berry where needed. Often we will walk to the library and spend roasts marshmallows time with books and computers,” says Roberts. “We want while Jacob and Han- to expand their knowledge and fun by bringing a local nah Chaffin watch. blacksmith, and we plan to get involved with the Society for Creative Anachronism.” (SCA is an international group that recreates Medieval European history.) Cathy Wyatt Kitts, Douglas-Cherokee education center director, says, “The benefits of quality after-school programs are clear. They support working families by ensuring that children are safe and productive when the school day ends. “Quality after-school programs make our communities stronger by involving students, parents, business leaders and volunteers. After-school programs give children the opportunity to discover hidden talents as they grow academically and socially.” The Maynardville Police Department, Fire Department, Boy Scout Troop 401, and the Maynardville Public Library were also on hand in support of the program.
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SATURDAY, NOV. 2 Rummage sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. weather permitting, Midway IGA on Tazewell Pike, church fundraiser. Book signing by Jim Farmer, author of “The Long Tale Mouse” and “The Rabbit Who Lost Its Ears,” noon-3 p.m., Knoxville Soap, Candle &Gifts, 4889 Broadway, Suite 8.
Benefit rummage sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., to benefit Hand Full of Smiles, a ministry for the handicapped, Halls Recreation Building, 4233 Crippen Road, inside Halls Community Park.
Union County Little League board meeting, 6 p.m., Union County Court House. New officers for 2014 will be elected. Positions open on the board.
New Harvest Park Farmers Market, 4775 New Harvest Lane, 3-6 p.m. Venders include local farmers, crafters and food trucks. Info: http://www.knoxcounty. org/farmersmarket/index.php. Harvest and Holiday Festival, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Walters State Community College Morristown campus.
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, NOV. 8-9 Harvest Bazaar, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Norris Religious Fellowship, 23 Dogwood Road across from Norris Middle School. Booths selling used books, CDs, and puzzles; baked goods, candy and snacks; crafts; vintage jewelery; toys and other children’s items; snack bar; white elephant sale; and silent auction.
TUESDAY, NOV. 5 Union County Neighborhood Watch meeting, 7 p.m., Big Ridge Elementary School. All are welcome. Comfort Food with Style! Cooking class, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Avanti Savoia, 7610 Maynardville Pike. Cost: $50 per person. To register: www.avantisavoia. com or 922-9916.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6 The Senior Citizens Market Group’s annual Holiday Market, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., John T. O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona St. All items must be homemade, handmade, canned or home grown to be sold. There will also be bargain tables set up. Info: 523-1135.
SATURDAY, NOV. 9 Appalachian Arts Craft Center’s Chili Supper, 5-8 p.m., Norris Community Building. Music by the Woodpickers; silent auction; homemade chili, cornbread, dessert and drink: $7.50. Info: 494-9854 or www. appalachianarts.net. Turkey Shoot sponsored by Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Mission, 10 a.m., Shooters Shack located on Maynardville Highway and Hickory Valley Road; 12 rounds, $3 per shot. 12-gauge shells provided. Proceeds shared by Boy Scout troop and Blessed Teresa Catholic Mission building fund.
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Norris Lions Club Turkey Shoot, 8 a.m.-noon, on Highway 61 East toward Andersonville, just more than 1 mile past the traffic light at Hwy. 441. Proceeds to support community projects such as the Norris Food Pantry, Habitat for Humanity, Remote Area Medical organization, kids sight screening, eye exams and glasses, and aids for the hearing impaired.
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FRIDAY, NOV. 15 Buttonwillow Civil War Dinner Theater trip, sponsored by North Acres Baptist Church Happy Travelers. Cost: $59, all inclusive. Departs North Acres, 7:45 a.m.; Expo Center, 8:15 a.m.; West Knox pickup, TBD. Deadline for sign-up and payment: Thursday, Nov. 7. Info: Derrrell Frye, 938-8884.
THURSDAY, NOV. 21 New Harvest Park Farmers Market, 4775 New Harvest Lane, 3-6 p.m. Venders include local farmers, crafters and food trucks. Info: http://www.knoxcounty. org/farmersmarket/index.php.
MONDAY, DEC. 2 Tai Chi for Arthritis Open House, 10:30 a.m., Halls Senior Center. Learn about this ancient Chinese form which is designed to improve your balance, your stability and strength. The open house is free. Lessons begin Jan. 6. Info: email Don Parsley, dparsley@ comcast.net.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 4 KSO Musical Storytime for Kids, 11 a.m., Halls Branch Library, 4518 E. Emory Road. Presented by members of the KSO string quartet for pre-school aged children and their parents. Program is free and open to the public. Info: 922-2552.
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400 CABBAGE CEMETERY RD, WASHBURN 3.36 ACRES! Spacious, 2-sty Architectural home. Covered porch w/verandas. Very private setting, mostly wooded. Circle drive in front. Over 5000 SF, 6BR/3.5BA, open foyer to FR, gas log FP and wood ﬂooring. Open, spacious kitchen, and eat-at bar. Breakfast room, sunrm with lots of great views currently used as an ofﬁce. Master on main w/lrg picture windows & gas log FP w/mantle and master BA w/spa tub. Open sitting area in upper foyer w/ views of the front grnds. Bsmnt w/lrg rec room & plumbed kit w/cabs (needs ﬁnishing), 2BR/1BA. Lots of storage. A MUST SEE home within mins to lake access. Offered at only $279,000.
6362 MAYNARDVILLE HWY, MAYNARDVILLE – Investment property located within a min to Norris Lake (33 Bridge area). Est older bar (Judy's Bar) currently rented for $700/mo. 3BR/2BA,16x80 single-wide rented for $400/ mo. Single-wide has kit w/oak cabs. Good cond. Shared well, sep septics. All on 1.35 acres on Maynardville Hwy. North on Hwy 33 7 miles N of Maynardville. Sign on property. Offered at only $99,900. 1931 HICKORY POINTE LN, MAYNARDVILLE – Beautiful, tri-level. 3BR/3BA, 2.42 acres, 495' yr-rnd lake frontage. Cherry kit cabs, S/S appl, granite counter tops, eatat bar, DR, half BA, open LR with cath ceil. Stone FP & french drs galore to deck. Level 2 has 2BR suites/full BAs complete w/marble ﬂooring. Bsmnt level has 1BR/full BA, extra strg & spacious 2-car gar. All w/french doors to tri-level decking. Sloping lot has amenities of its own: trolley/tram & private dock. Way too much to mention. Home offered fully furnished, just bring your lake gear! Priced at only $396,300. Directions: Hwy 33 N through Maynardville (past Food City) to left on Hickory Valley (Hwy 170) to R into Hickory Pointe past clubhouse to R into Vista Shores to 2nd home on left. 371 SWAN SEYMOUR RD, MAYNARDVILLE NOTHING SPARED! Custom Norris Lake front home on main channel of beautiful Norris Lake. A master suite w/BA ﬁt for a king! Gleaming hdwd ﬂrs, lots of ceramic tile, crown molding, granite counters, S/S appliances. Massive great rm w/bar area, + gas FP, wired for ﬂat screens in all rooms except kit, 8 patio doors, skylights, cathedral ceilings, stamped concrete patio, covered decks extending length of home, gently sloping lot w/ boat launch & dock. Truly a must-see home. Offered at $525,000. $479,000.
BANK OWNED! BRING ALL OFFERS! 9310 PORTWOOD LN, POWELL – 152 acres. 2 homes, 2 out-bldgs, (barn & shed). Flat/rolling ﬁelds, spacious wooded areas, beautiful creek bed, fenced-in barn structure & pull-in shedstyle bldg. Great investment opportunity. Priced to sell at $465,000. Exit 117 (Raccoon Valley Rd) to R on Raccoon Valley Rd. towards 441. R on 441 towards Halls to L on Miller Rd to L on Portwood to dead end to driveway.
LOTS/ACREAGE ROCKY TOP RD, LUTTRELL – All wooded 2.73 acres on outside entrance of SD. Sev home sites. Cnty tax appraisal $31,300. Sign on property. North on Tazewell Pk to Luttrell. R on Hwy 61E. Straight at curve at Water Dept. Cross RR tracks, turn L on Main, L on Wolfenbarger to Rocky Top Rd. Sign on property. Offered at only $19,900. HOLSTON SHORES DR, RUTLEDGE – Lot 18 in River Island. Beautiful .70 acre with frontage on the Holston River. Great for trout ﬁshing. Lot has city water and electric in front of it. Already approved for septic. Lot lays gentle all the way to the river. Offered at only $49,900. MONROE RD, MAYNARDVILLE – Over 4 acres all wooded. Creek through property. Unrestricted. OK for mobile homes. Utility water available, electric. Perk test done. Make offer today. North on Hwy 33 to R on Academy across from Okies Pharmacy to R on Main Street to L on Monroe to property on right. Sign on property. Offered at only $15,500. 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.
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. GREAT WATERFRONT LOT on Holston River. 1.60 acres, semi wooded, corner lot. Great homesites. Utility water, elec. Priced at only $46,900. 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 $64,500. 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 $17,500. 5.69 ALL WOODED ACRES. Very private. Great for hunters retreat. Located in North Lone Mtn. Shores. Lot 1046. Inside gated area. Priced at $10,000. SEVERAL BEAUTIFUL LOTS in Hidden Ridge S/D. Over ten 1/2 acre lots to choose from. NOW YOUR CHOICE LOT FOR ONLY $15,000! Call Justin today! VERY NICE LEVEL LAKE-VIEW LOT in Mialaquo Point S/D of Tellico Village. Seller says "BRING ALL OFFERS". Great summer-time home or weekend get-away!! 0.28 acres. $12,500. Directions: Tellico Parkway to Mialoquo S/D. Left on Elohi, Right on Noya Way. Just past Lgoti Ln. Lot on left.