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The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 26, No. 144 ■ May 24, 2010 ■ www.themountainpress.com ■ 50 Cents

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Special section marks anniversary of Ripley’s in Sevier County Inside

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Tonight Mostly cloudy Low: 62° DETAILS, Page A6

Obituaries Carol R. Boling, 81 Marie G. McKay, 82 Dick Spahr, 55 Charles Stewart Jr., 79 DETAILS, Page A4

Index Local & State . . . . . A1-6 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . A5 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 Business . . . . . . . . . . A2-3 Advice . . . . . . . . . . . A17 Comics . . . . . . . . . . . . A18 Classifieds . . . . . . A14-16 Nation . . . . . . . . . . . A10 World . . . . . . . . . . . . A11

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Dolly Parton made a special appearance at Dixie Stampede Saturday night to promote her weekend fundraiser “Dolly Helps Nashville,” where admission proceeds from the Stampede, Dollywood and online through her dollyparton.com Web site will go to help victims of flooding in Nashville. As of Sunday evening, almost $40,000 was raised online. A complete total should be known this week, park officials say.

Sams wins state teaching award By ELLEN BROWN Staff Writer Deborah Sams, a teacher at Sevierville Primary School, had no idea she was even nominated for the Tennessee Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages award until she won. “I was so honored and surprised,” said Sams, a native of Johnson City. “I was thrilled my letter (of recommendation) hit the mark,” added fellow ESL teacher Sarah Nichols with a smile. “I feel like she’s everything a wonderful ESL teacher should be. She cares about the families and every aspect of the students’ development.” ESL teachers help international students succeed in the regular classroom as well as with learning English. They provide fellow teachers with teaching strategies, cultural differences and parent communication. Criteria for TN TESOL of the Year included a high level of commitment, dedication, innovation and creativity in instructional strategies; an involvement in service activities, volunteer and civic work that has served the ESL field; and leadership activities and other awards in the ESL field. Sams had previously taught high school Spanish for 18 years and “loved it” — but wanted to try something different. She received Ellen Brown/The Mountain Press her masters degree in ESL at Carson Newman University, and Deborah Sams, who recently won a Tennessee Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages award, instructs chilSee SAMS, Page A4 dren in a skit based on “The Three Little Pigs.”

SEVIERVILLE — Attention Sevier County residents: The county clerk’s office wants to help you go on vacation. No, Joe Keener hasn’t opened a travel agency out of his courthouse suite and they’re not offering some kind of summer break cash giveaway. But the office has added a service that will make life a little easier for international travelers. The clerk’s staff is now helping local residents get their passports, something that used to send them to Knoxville or Newport. “We think this will be a great service for the people of Sevier County,” Keener says. “I think we’re going to have a good response just because of the calls we’ve already gotten and we haven’t even advertised it yet.” Deputy Clerk Brandy Montgomery will oversee the operation, which will offer both the passport books required for most international travel and the cards used at border crossings between North American countries. “We will be doing pretty much everything anybody else is doing,” Montgomery says. That includes everything from helping with the application for a passport to taking the picture for the booklet, which the staff is equipped to do if the applicant doesn’t have a picture for the document. Those seeking a passport will need to bring a certified birth certificate and a valid form of identification, such as a driver’s license. The birth certificate will be mailed off along with the application, but will be returned when the passport is granted. For minors seeking a passport, a birth certificate, adoption decree or documents showing courtordered custody must be presented, along with valid identification for the parents. For those young folks, both parents will also have to be present, or there must be proof both parents agree to the issuance of a passport or that one parent cannot be contacted. Costs for the services will See Passports, Page A4

Clabo marks 25 years with chamber of commerce By BOB MAYES Managing Editor

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Nancy Clabo works at her desk at the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce. Clabo celebrated 25 years with the chamber on May 15.

SEVIERVILLE — When Nancy Clabo joined the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce, there were two employees — her, and the director Ruby Fox, and both of them were cramped into a tiny office that would seem almost seem like a broom closet compared to the agency’s present-day spacious digs. When Clabo signed on as the late Fox’s secretary 25 years ago — May 15, 1985 to be exact — her title was secretary, although the job demand she be a jackie of all trades. She used a

manual typewriter and had an old-fashioned ledger to do payroll and track the chamber’s expenses. And way back when, the chamber had only about 285 members, whose dues were the only source of income. Sevierville was much smaller and, without a lot incoming money, promoting the city was done on a much smaller scale. “Things have changed a lot,” Clabo, whose title is now comptroller, said last week at her office in the Sevierville Municipal Complex. “Now we have two offices — this one and the Welcome Center out on Highway 66. We have 14 employees — five full-

time and nine part-time. “Back in those days, I helped the director with whatever she needed. I did the book-keeping, answered the phone, helped with correspondence ... pretty much did whatever it took because there were just the two of us.” Clabo, a 1967 Sevier County High School graduate who went on to earn a degree in sociology from the University of Tennessee, smiles broadly as she rattles off more of the changes she has seen in her quarter of a century. Computers are a major difference, although hardly


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The Mountain Press â—† Monday, May 24, 2010

Answer five key questions to take control of finances By PATRICK PIDKOWICZ As you strive to achieve your long-term goals, such as a comfortable retirement, you may, at times, feel frustrated over events you can’t influence, such as the up-and-down movements of the financial markets. Yet there is much you can control — once you determine the answers to just five key questions. Where am I today? Take stock of all your assets — your IRA, 401(k) and other savings and investment accounts. Then, do the same for your debts, such as your mortgage and any other financial obligations. On your financial journey through life, it’s essential that you know your starting point. Where would I like to be? Once you’ve established where you are today, you’ll need to identify where you’d like to be tomorrow. How much will you need to pay for the retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned? Will you be able to help pay for your children’s or grandchildren’s college education? Will you need to support any other family members? At this stage, you’ll want to write down all your goals and put a price tag on each one. Can I get there? After you’ve identified your goals, determine if they are, in fact, achievable. By considering a variety of factors — including your likely future income stream and your family situation — you should be able to determine if you can attain your goals or if you need to modify them in some way. How do I get there? Now it’s time to put a strategy into action. Specifically, you need to choose those investments that can help you pursue the goals you’ve selected. Your ideal portfolio will depend on your risk tolerance and time horizon, but in general, you’ll want a diversified mix of quality investments.

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While diversification, by itself, cannot guarantee a profit or protect against loss, it can help reduce the effects of volatility. As you put together your holdings, make sure you understand what you can expect from your investments. For example, growth stocks may offer the highest potential returns, but they also carry the greatest risk. On the other hand, investment-grade bonds can offer a steady income stream and, barring the default of the issuer, will repay your principal when they mature. How can I stay on track? Once you’ve built your investment portfolio, you’ll need to review it regularly — at least once a year — to help ensure it’s still meeting your needs. After all, many things can and will change in your life, such as your family situation, your goals, your employment and your risk tolerance. To address these changes, you’ll need to adjust your portfolio over time. As you can see, answering all these questions will take both work and expertise. That’s why you may want to work with a professional financial advisor to help you identify your goals and create a strategy for pursuing them. In any case, though, start asking — and answering — these five key questions as soon as you can. It’s easier to reach your financial goals if you put time on your side. — This column was provided by J. Patrick Pidkowicz, investment representative for Edward Jones in Sevierville.

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Thornton Chamber’s April Friendship Award winner Submitted report SEVIERVILLE — Kirby Thornton of Capital Financial Group received the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce Friendship Award for April at the recent Coffee Talk. Capital Financial Group is new to Sevier County and Thornton is using the Sevierville Chamber to build business. “I’ve been very pleased with the Chamber. It has put me in touch with people here in the community on a very favorable basis and I appreciate that. I’m honored to have won,� he said. Thornton received a $125 value backpack from Tennessee State Bank and a plaque from Sign Master. “Kirby has really been utilizing Chamber benefits to grow his business,� said

Membership Coordinator Jim McGill. “He sees the benefit in networking and connecting to other businesses and it shows.� Sevierville Chamber of Commerce Friendship Awards are based on points accumulated monthly from attending Chamber functions and volunteering as well as bringing inactive members and potential new members to Chamber events. Monthly points will go towards determining the Chamber Friend of the Year Award recipient. The next Chamber Friendship Award will be presented during Coffee Talk on June 15, hosted by Wilderness at the Smokies. Coffee Talk begins at 8 a.m. at the Civic Center. Guests are welcome to attend. For more information, contact McGill at 4536411.

SEVIERVILLE — CiCi’s Pizza, which features a $5.99 pizza buffet, announces the opening of its first restaurant in Sevierville. The 8,000-squarefoot store will open at 11 a.m. today at 1811 Parkway, Suite 105, in Crick Center Plaza near Tanger Outlet Center. The buffet features 20 different pizzas, plus pasta, soup, salads and oven-baked deserts. The Sevierville restaurant, which also has a game room and a gift shop, is nearly double the standard size and will have a 58-foot buffet. If guests don’t see their favorite pizza fresh and hot on the buffet, they can talk to a manager, who will make it on

the spot. “Our managers are always happy to take special requests, like crustless or vegetarian pizza, for dietary needs,� store operator David Bauer said. “Our mantra is to go above and beyond to provide an experience that exceeds expectations.� CiCi’s also serves a variety of specialty pizzas, like macaroni and cheese, Mexican and spinach Alfredo. Customers can also get a 15-inch one-topping carryout pizza for $4.99. CiCi’s first restaurant opened in Plano, Texas in 1985. Today, the company has more than 650 restaurants in 33 states. For more information, visit www.cicispizza. com or www.facebook. com/cicis.

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Move afoot in Congress to ban drop-side cribs WASHINGTON (AP) — The baby crib, usually a safe haven for little ones, became a death trap for 6-month-old Bobby Cirigliano. The side rail on his dropside crib slid off the tracks and trapped his head and neck between the mattress and the malfunctioning side rail. His face pressed against the mattress, the boy suffocated. “I just don’t feel complete anymore,� says his mother, Susan Cirigliano of North Bellmore on New York’s Long Island. Bobby was one of at least 32 infants and toddlers since 2000 who suffocated or were strangled in a drop-side crib, which has a side that moves up and down to allow parents to lift children from the cribs more easily than cribs with fixed sides. Dropsides, around for decades and probably slept in by many of today’s parents, are suspected in an additional 14 infant fatalities during that time. The Consumer Product Safety Commission, which regulates cribs, has warned about the problem. Its chairman, Inez Tenenbaum, has pledged to ban the manufacture and sale of cribs by the end of the year with a new performance standard that would make fixed-

side cribs mandatory. It could be several months into 2011 before becoming effective. The industry has already started phasing out dropsides and big retailers such as Babies R Us and WalMart have taken them off sale floors. Yet there are still plenty for sale on the Internet, and that’s part of the reason Congress is getting involved. “There’s a great urgency here. We have to make sure that no parent is unaware that drop-side cribs could kill their children,� Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said in an Associated Press interview. She plans to introduce legislation this week to outlaw the manufacture, sale and resale of all dropside cribs and ban them from day-care centers and hotels. Gillibrand wants to accelerate efforts for a ban, from Congress or the CPSC, and highlight concerns about the cribs to parents who are using them. “There still are thousands and thousands of children who are sleeping every night in dropside cribs and we need to protect them,� said Gillibrand. She outlined her bill at a news conference in New York on Sunday, joined

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Malaneys take over local Quiznos Subs franchise Submitted report SEVIERVILLE — Quiznos Subs, a sandwichbased company based out of Denver, is under new ownership at its only location in Sevier County. Sunil and Kumud Malaney, local residents of over 20 years, own the newly remodeled restaurant. Kumud Malaney has been catering for area businesses and social events. “We are looking to be able spread the great taste of our

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officiating. The family will receive friends 11-1 p.m. Saturday, May 29, 2010, at Atchley Funeral Charles Faber Stewart Jr., 79 Home Sevierville. Cremation of Gatlinburg, died Wednesday, arrangements by Atchley Funeral May 19, 2010, at Colonial Hills Home. Nursing Center in Maryville. He served with the U.S. Air n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com Force during the Korean Conflict and as retired sergeant of the Alvin C. York Carol R. Boling Carol R. Boling, 81 of Regiment of the Tennessee State Sevierville, died Friday, May 21, Guard in Knoxville. 2010. In 1980, he retired She was preceded in death from Florida Power by her husband Jake Boling, and Light Company and moved daughter Donna Jean Lee, from Pompano Beach, Fla., to brother Robert Gooderl, sisGatlinburg. He was a member ters Gladis Gooderl and Viola of Trinity Episcopal Church and Heritage a past board member of the Survivors include her chilHighland-Scottish Games. dren: James Robert Fife, Gene Survivors: wife, Jean Elizabeth Emerson, Richard David Fife, Stewart; sons and daughter- Thomas J. Fife, Charles M. in-law, Charles Stewart III, of Boling and wife Gina R., Kelly Murrells Inlet, S.C., Michael J. Boling and wife Kellie L., 21 and Laila Stewart, of Nassau, grandchildren, 17 great-grandBahamas, Curtis Stewart of children; son-in-law: Carl Lee; Knoxville; daughters and son- numerous nieces and nephews in-law, Carol and Peter Nissen .Funeral service 11 AM of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Vicki Monday in Atchley’s Seymour Stewart Winston, of Knoxville; Chapel. Interment will follow in five grandchildren; brother Ellejoy Cemetery. The family will and sister-in-law, Richard and receive friends 2-5 PM Sunday Georgia Stewart of Shingletown, at Atchley Funeral Home, Calif.; and extended family Seymour, 122 Peacock Court, members. Seymour, TN 37865, (865) In lieu of flowers, memorial 577-2807 donations may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 509 n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 or the Boys and Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains, Marie G. McKay Gatlinburg Branch, P.O. Box Marie G. McKay, 82 of 5743, Sevierville, TN 37864. Sevierville, died Thursday, May A memorial service will take 20, 2010. place at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Ms. McKay was a Gatlinburg May 26, 2010 at Trinity business woman who owned Episcopal Church, 509 Historic and operated McKay’s Inn after Nature Trail, Gatlinburg with the the passing of her husband Rev. Charles W. Livermore offi- John McKay. This family owned ciating. The service will con- business was a landmark in tinue with Interment of Ashes Gatlinburg for over 60 years. in Trinity’s St. Francis Memorial She is preceded in death by Garden. The family will receive her husband John N. McKay; friends at a celebration recep- father Ollie Norris; mother tion in the parish hall of Trinity Lockey Daisy Norris; brothChurch following the interment er Stanley Norris; and sister service. Arrangements by Atchley Carrie Lou Norris. Funeral Home, Sevierville. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law Gary and Pam n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com McKay; grandchildren Sydney McKay, Rachel Talbot and Curtis Talbot; great-grandson Dick Spahr Dick Spahr, 55 of Sevierville, Brady Maples; sister-in-law Ina Norris; nephew Craig Norris; died Tuesday May 18, 2010. nieces Cathy Bush and Becky Survivors: girlfriend, Sally Dance; special friends Dottie Howe; son, Caleb Spahr; Reagan, Tanya, Mitch, Pierce daughter, Michele Spahr; son, and Mac McCarter, Wanda Brian Perkins; grandchildren, Hurst, Loretta and Bob King. Anthony, DJ and Zaria; parents, Family and friends will meet Carolyn and Myron Pilger; sister, Diane and Bob Kenney; cousin, 10 AM Monday in Smoky Bill Adams; extended family and Mountain Memory Gardens for graveside service and interseveral nieces and nephews. ment with Dr. Randy Davis In lieu of flowers memorials officiating. The family will may be made to benefit the receive friends 4-6 PM Sunday family. at Atchley Funeral Home, Memorial service 1 p.m. Sevierville. Saturday, May 29, 2010, in the Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com with the Rev. Kim McCroskey

Historic plantation gets green alternative energy NASHVILLE (AP) — Belle Meade Plantation soon will have deeper pockets, new classrooms and a quieter green space thanks to a new system installed recently. The geothermal power system will boost energy efficiency and reduce costs of the plantation’s heating and cooling systems using the same land that brought the founding families their wealth, said executive director Alton Kelley. The system will pump freon, the same liquid chemical used in refrigerators, on a circuit from buildings to 14 wells that are 500 feet below the ground. Because beneath the earth’s crust remains at about 57 degrees year-round, it makes it possible to use less electricity and gas to heat a room from the 57 degrees to a comfortable 68 degrees in the winter. During summer months, the air conditioning units will work less hard to keep buildings at 78 degrees. Founding families used methane gas from horse manure as biofuel during the plantation’s earliest years as the most efficient way to keep it going. “We’re following that tradition using a new state-ofthe-art system and Mother Earth,� Kelley said. “For so long the land supported these families and their horses. Today the land will keep the plantation affordable and heated and cool.� The Victorian mansion at the 30-acre site, built in 1853, appears as it did in the late 19th Century. It is a tourist attraction and is used for weddings and other events. Property manager Paul Julian said the geothermal system will cut utility bills in half and nearly eliminate maintenance costs.

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the only one. Membership has doubled to almost 600 and the dues are higher (although members get many more benefits, she said) and the chamber has become something of a de facto tourism department for the city, with a contract to promote Sevierville far and wide. There is specialization at the office, with departments for, among other things, marketing, group sales, membership and accounting, all functioning under Executive Director Brenda McCroskey. Over the years, Clabo said, the chamber has grown with the city. The city has more tourism and more events — and some events have been started and died on the vine because they simply became too large for the space they needed, specifically mentioning the Apple Festival and Balloon and Bluegrass Festival. Tourist attrac-

tions abound from the Tennessee Smokies professional baseball team near the interstate to the Chinese acrobats on Collier Boulevard and a multitude — too many to name — in between on Highway 66 and the Parkway. Now, among the crown jewels, are the Winterfest and the Bloomin’ BBQ and Bluegrass Festival which, last weekend in its sixth year, drew a record 30,000 visitors. “One of the things I truly love about working here is the teamwork,� Clabo said. “We’re like a big family working together. The reason the things we do are so successful is because we work as a team.� Another thing she loves about her job is meeting different kinds of people. “I don’t get to work with the tourists as much as I did way back then, and I really miss that,� she said. “I got to meet a lot of interesting people from all over.

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Monday, May 24 Women’s Bible Study

Garlands of Grace Women’s Bible study 1 p.m. Gatlinburg Inn. 4360313.

Hot Meals

Hot Meals For Hungry Hearts 5:30-6:30 p.m., Henderson Chapel Baptist Church, 407 Henderson Road, Pigeon Forge. Sponsored by SMARM.

County Committee

Sevier County Intergovernmental Committee meets at noon at Damon’s.

Seymour UMC

Seymour UMC youth program meets 4:30 p.m. for discipleship training; 5:30 supper; 6:15 youthparents Bible study. 5739711.

U.S. Air Force Band Hot Brass, the U.S. Air Force Band of MidAmerica Ensemble, 6 p.m., Sevierville Civic Center. Tickets free.

Tuesday, May 25 Women’s Bible Study

Garlands of Grace women’s Bible study: n 1 p.m. Foxtrot Bed and Breakfast, Garrett, Gatlinburg n 6:30 p.m. Pigeon Forge UMC

Gatekeepers

Gatekeepers men’s Bible study: n 6:30 p.m., 1328 Old Newport Highway, Sevierville. 908-0591. n 6:30 p.m., 2445 Scenic Mt. Drive, Sevierville. (865) 3107831.

Wednesday, May 26 Middle Creek UMC

Worship services 6:30 p.m., Middle Creek United Methodist Church, 1828 Middle Creek Road, Pigeon Forge. 216-2066.

Kodak United Methodist. 933-5996.

Sunday, May 30 Blood Drive

Women’s Bible Study

Medic blood drive 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Grand Resort Hotel, Pigeon Forge.

Garlands of Grace women’s Bible study: n 9 a.m. UMC Pigeon Forge n 2 p.m. Blue Mountain Mist B&B, Pullen Road n 6:30 p.m. Sevierville UMC, Conference Room

Boyds Creek Baptist

Boyds Creek Baptist Church monthly service in song 7 p.m., with Faith Trio.

TOPS

TOPS weight loss chapter meets at 6 p.m., Parkway Church of God in Sevierville. 755-9517 or 429-3150.

FCE

Midway Family, Community and Education meet 1 p.m., Kodak Branch of Mountain National Bank. Bring baby shower gifts for the Women’s Center.

DAR

Gatlinburg First UMC, 6 p.m., fellowship of contemporary music and worship followed by a hot meal. 436-4691.

Thunder Memorial Ride Smoky Mountain Thunder Memorial Ride opening ceremony 10 a.m. at courthouse; ride at 11 to Grainger County veterans overlook.

Monday, May 31

Great Smokies Chapter of DAR meets 10:30 a.m., Pigeon Forge Library, for election of officers. 7742236.

Hot Meals

Hot Meals For Hungry Hearts 5:30-6:30 p.m., Henderson Chapel Baptist Church, Pigeon Forge. Sponsored by SMARM.

Blood Drive

Medic blood drive 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Smoky Mountain Knife Works.

Burchfield Yard Sale

Burchfield Memorial Church yard sale 8 a.m., Hillbilly Landscaping, Highway 411.

Forge Story Time

Dollywood Imagination Players presents “Llama, Llama, Red Pajama� 11 a.m., Pigeon Forge Public Library storytime. 4297490.

Barbecue/bake sale noon to 6 p.m. at the Rescue Squad building on Dolly Parton Parkway. $5 per plate, with alternatives. Proceeds benefit cost of final arrangements and wishes of Emmett Tabor who died March 19, 2010. Starr Webb, 696-9857.

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Saturday, May 29 UMC Rummage Sale

Seymour UMC youth rummage sale. Bring donations to church. 573-9711 or www.seymourumc.org for details. Spaghetti dinner 6 p.m, at Rescue Squad. Proceeds benefit Carol Deleeuw for medical bills. Adults $7, children under 12 $4.

Scrapbook Club

Scrapbook Club meets 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and 5:3010 p.m. Whispering Winds Scrapbook retreat off Snapp Road. 429-3721.

Women’s Bible Study

Garlands of Grace women’s Bible study: n 1 p.m. Foxtrot Bed and Breakfast, Garrett, Gatlinburg n 6:30 p.m. Pigeon Forge UMC

Gatekeepers

Gatekeepers men’s Bible study: n 6:30 p.m., 1328 Old Newport Highway, Sevierville. 908-0591. n 6:30 p.m., 2445 Scenic Mt. Drive, Sevierville. (865) 310-7831.

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“Invictus� shown at 6 p.m., Anna Porter Library, Gatlinburg. Free; bring popcorn and soft drinks. 436-5588.

Right To Life

Sevier County Right to Life meets at 5:30 p.m. in Pigeon Forge Library. Karen Black Mercer, who counsels women considering abortions, will speak. 908-2689.

Democratic Party

Sevier County Democratic Party meets at 7 p.m. at courthouse.

Women’s Bible Study

Garlands of Grace women’s Bible study: n 9 a.m. UMC Pigeon Forge n 2 p.m. Blue Mountain Mist B&B, Pullen Road n 6:30 p.m. Sevierville UMC, Conference Room

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Kindness Counts

Kindness Counts meets at 7 p.m., Pigeon Forge Community Park, pavilion 1. 654-2684.

Medic blood drive 11 a.m.-6 p.m., inside Grand Resort Hotel, Pigeon Forge.

Worship services 6:30 p.m., Middle Creek United Methodist Church, 1828 Middle Creek Road, Pigeon Forge. 216-2066.

Alzheimer’s support group meets 6 p.m. at MountainBrook Village, 428-2445 Ext. 107.

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Middle Creek UMC

Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries provides hot meals 5:30-6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Sevierville and Kodak United Methodist. 9335996.

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Friday, June 4 Supper/Auction

Wearwood Elementary School spaghetti supper 5-6:30 p.m., auction 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit Rodger and Penny Brackins for medical bills. Adult $10; 10 and under, $5.

JOY

JOY, Just Older Youth, meets 10:30 a.m. for bingo; 11:30 a.m. for covered dish lunch. Eli Cockrum, 429-7373.

Gatti’s Pizza, 1431 Parkway. 660-4400.

Sunday, June 6 American Legion 104

American Legion Post 104 at Smokies Park. First pitch 5 p.m.. Admission free to veterans, members of Guard, Reserve and active duty.

Sunday Night Alive

Gatlinburg First UMC, 6 p.m., fellowship of contemporary music and worship followed by a hot meal. 436-4691.

Angel Food

Angel Food orders: n 2-5 p.m., Gum Stand Baptist Church. 429-2508.

Tuesday, June 8 S.I.T.

Seniors In Touch (S.I.T.) meets 5-6 p.m. at MountainBrook Village, 700 Markhill Drive, Sevierville. 428-2445.

Painting Workshop

Monday, June 7 Hot Meals

Hot Meals For Hungry Hearts 5:30-6:30 p.m., Henderson Chapel Baptist Church.

Women’s Bible Study

Garlands of Grace Women’s Bible study 1 p.m. Gatlinburg Inn. 436-0313.

Children’s Art Fest painting workshop 10 a.m.-noon, for ages 6-11, Anna Porter Library in Gatlinburg. 4365588.

Angel Food

Angel Food orders: n 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Gum Stand Baptist Church. 4292508.

Ruritan Club

Sevier County Ruritan Club meets 7 p.m. at Sevier County Garage.

Boyds Creek Revival

Boyds Creek Church of God revival with Bishop G.R. Hill of Cleveland, Tenn. 7:30 nightly through June 11. 680-4848.

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City Commission to meet today

The Pigeon Forge City Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at City Hall. The commission will consider bids for reroofing the wastewater treatment plant building and an agreement with Pugh and Company for audit services.

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Farmers market to open season

The Seymour Farmers Market will kick off its new season with a potluck dinner and screening of the film “Fresh” on Thursday at First Baptist Church (use back entrance). The meal will be served at 6 p.m. and the movie at 7. The farmers market will open from 7-11 a.m. Saturdays from June 5 through mid-October. It will be located on the north side of the church parking lot. All local farmers and gardeners may sell their locally produced products and bring their own scales, bags and table.

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Air Force band to be in concert

The U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America’s Hot Brass will be in concert at 6 p.m. today at the Civic Center. The band performs a variety of music, including rock, funk, jazz, blues, soul, swing and country, as well as the latest pop hits. The concert is free, but tickets must be reserved by calling 868-1893 (limit of four per person). Tickets can be picked up 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Civic Center. Doors will open for seating at 5:30.

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Chicken costumes banned at polls

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Voters dressed in chicken costumes won’t be allowed inside Nevada polling places this year. State election officials on Friday added chicken suits to the list of banned items after weeks of ridicule directed at Republican Senate candidate Sue Lowden. The millionaire casino executive and former beauty queen recently suggested that people barter with doctors for medical care, like when “our grandparents would bring a chicken to the doctor.” Democrats responded by setting up a website, “Chickens for Checkups,” and by sending volunteers in chicken suits to her campaign events.

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Man drove into jail, gets 9 years

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — A man who crashed his Mercedes through the gates of a California jail while driving drunk will spend some serious time behind bars. Matthew Van McDaniel, 25, of Los Alamitos was sentenced in a Newport Beach courtroom Friday to nine years in state prison for driving recklessly while under the influence of alcohol and assaulting an officer, the Orange County District Attorney’s office said. Early on Jan. 10, McDaniel was driving in his Mercedes S550 with a blood alcohol level of 0.14 percent, nearly twice the legal limit. He lost control and crashed through the gates of the James Musick Correctional Facility in Irvine.

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Environmentalist: No good solution By BILL POOVEY Associated Press Writer CHATTANOOGA — An Environmental Protection Agency official says storing coal ash without a liner at the site of a toxic spill west of Knoxville will not make any groundwater in the area undrinkable. That prediction provides little assurance for some residents near the Tennessee Valley Authority’s disastrous December 2008 spill or for environmental activists who want to see coal ash regulated more strictly. EPA’s project manager at the cleanup, Craig Zeller, told The

Associated Press that any test well readings near the TVA’s spill that exceed maximum contaminant levels for drinking water would “trigger” corrective action. Zeller said there is no current sign of groundwater contamination where TVA stored the coal ash for more than 50 years before the breach in an earthen dam sent 5.4 million cubic yards of toxic muck into the Emory River and surrounding landscape. He said existing test wells in the spill area are “compliant with drinking water standards” and predicts that will not change with the plan to store more than 2 million cubic yards of ash at the Kingston

Plant site. “If it becomes obvious in the future that there is a groundwater plume that needs to be addressed, we will address it,” he said. TVA’s change to onsite storage follows a year of sending dredged ash to an Alabama landfill. With EPA slowly deciding how to regulate coal plant ash that contains arsenic, selenium, mercury and other substances that are defined as hazardous, Environmental Integrity Project director Eric Schaeffer said EPA and TVA should describe the planned pollutant monitoring. Schaeffer said there should also be stated “triggers” for fixing any problems.

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Israeli troops pulled out unilaterally from south Lebanon, ending 18 years of occupation. Isiah Thomas, Bob McAdoo and Tennessee women’s coach Pat Summitt were elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

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World quote roundup “If anybody is frustrated with this response, I would tell them their symptoms are normal, because I’m frustrated, too. Nobody likes to have a feeling that you can’t do something about a very big problem.” — Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen of month-old oil spill

“There’s a great urgency here. We have to make sure that no parent is unaware that drop-side cribs could kill their children.” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., who plans to introduce legislation this week to outlaw the manufacture, sale and resale of all drop-side cribs and ban them from day-care centers and hotels after the deaths of 32 infants and toddlers associated with the cribs since 2000

“I’ve been thinking, ‘Why me? Why me?’ And I can only think that God wanted to give me a second life.” Koolikkunnu Krishnan, one of eight who survived an Air India crash that killed 158 Saturday

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Nylons, hair could be answer to oil spillage What to do about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico: how about soaking it up with human hair and nylons? Sound crazy? No crazier than what the BP corporation is doing, or should I say, not doing. The owners of this foreign-owned oil company couldn’t care less if they pollute our shores and kill our sea life, not to mention putting our fishing industry out of business. They just want our oil and the profits that go with it. Why am I mad at a situation so far from my home in Tennessee? No oil slicks are lapping up to my door, or on my street or lake. Well, yes they are. That shore line down there is my America as well as the people who have to physically deal with it first-hand. When one part of the body is hurting, we should all hurt until we all fix it. BP’s contingency plan for dealing with disasters from their oil spills is severely lacking in general knowledge and real-time workable plans to contain and stop oil related disasters at sea with their product. They have a 582-page document called the “Regional Oil Spill Response Plan — Gulf of Mexico,” approved by the Minerals Management Service (MMS). This plan tells how to use chemical dispersants and instructions on what to say to the news media, but not how to react to a deep-water spew of uncontrollable oil. Their blueprint plan in a section called ”Sensitive Biological & Human Use Resources” lists “seals, sea otters and walruses” as animals that could be impacted by a Gulf of Mexico spill. One problem with that scenario: none of those animals live in the Gulf. Another plan says that BP could respond to a “worse case discharge” of a million gallons a day when in reality they haven’t been able to contain the current problem of onefifth of that over the past month. So what about the hair and nylons? Glad you asked. There is an organization called Matter of Trust that just might have an answer to help with the cleanup. They have thought of a way to put human hair and animal fur into oil spill cleanup mats and oil spill containment booms using the nylons, to soak up the oil. Sounds rediculous, except for one thing; It works. Imagine, hair and fur stuffed into used nylons and tied together to create a barrier that actually soaks up the oil as it hits it and takes it out of the water. We all shampoo, because hair collects oil on the scalp. A fact of life. We can still learn from nature if we’re just open to real and natural occurrences. Hair salons and pet groomers around the country are collecting just for this one organization to help those in need at our shore lines. Here are some facts from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Smithsonian Institute: There are 2,600 oil spills a year in the U.S.; 726 million gallons of oil spilled annually; 363 million gallons of motor oil washed into the oceans a year; half of the oil in our waterways is from households illegally dumping used motor oil; a quart of oil can contaminate a million gallons of drinking water. Some 300,000 pounds of hair and fur are cut daily in the U.S., so it goes to reason that until people stop polluting, this might be a stopper until they wise up and quit acting so irresponsibly. I saw a demonstration of how the hair mat works in a simple plastic tub of water that had motor oil poured into it. The mat was dipped into the water and submerged then slowly raised out of the water with about 99.99 percent of the oil with it, clinging to the hair and fur — a remarkable demonstration. By the time you read this, I don’t know where we’ll stand on the Gulf oil spill. I hope someone with a plan stops the flow down below and starts a sensible cleanup program. They’re now saying that the currents might drag the oil spill down to the Key West area, a place near and dear to my heart — my personal paradise. If you want to learn more about the hair solution, go to www.matteroftrust.org and see what you can do. They were established in 1998 and are a 501(c)(3) public charity. By the way, I cut up my BP credit card many years ago, along with my Exxon card. I try to buy Marathon gas as often as possible. — Dan M. Smith is a Cincinnati native and Gatlinburg resident. He is the author of the forthcoming book “So Far from Forfar.” His son is serving in the Air Force. E-mail to dan0729@ yahoo.com.

Editorial

A journey completed Congratulations to Sevier County’s high school graduates The great genius Albert Einstein once said, “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” That’s a rather cynical approach to school, but the hundreds of Sevier County students who get their diplomas this week may already have forgotten a lot of what they were taught. High school graduation is not an end, but a beginning, How many speeches at such ceremonies will include this trite phrase. It is true, though. Earning that diploma reflects 12 years of effort — sometimes boring, sometimes exciting, sometimes motivational, sometimes tedious. After this week the graduates of

Sevier County, Seymour, GatlinburgPittman and Pigeon Forge high schools as well as The King’s Academy will go in many different directions. Some will pursue higher education, some will go to work, some will choose a life in the military, some will struggle to find their path to adulthood. It’s part of what makes life so challenging and scary. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path, and leave a trail.” Those words by Ralph Waldo Emerson represent sound advice in our ever-changing, fast-paced, evolving world. Make your mark. Find your way. Be creative, productive, conscientious, useful, helpful. Reach back

to others that are following, just as people did for you. Graduating today are seniors at Sevier County and Seymour. Graduating on Tuesday are seniors at G-P and Pigeon Forge. The King’s Academy handed out diplomas on Friday night. The future is uncertain for all of us, full of risks and thrills, just as it was when graduates started in kindergarten or first grade. The me-generation must remember the people who got you to this point — parents, relatives, classmates, teachers, pastors, principals and employers. Congratulations, Class of 2010. You made it. Now go help save the world.

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Public forum Editor’s note: The Mountain Press is occasionally offering an eclectic mix of newsy tidbits, anecdotes and oneliners: What can the folks in Seymour do for an encore after the high school won $100,000 last winter in the U.S. Cellular Calling All Schools nationwide competition? SHS Principal Greg Clark said he thinks the high school will be ineligible, but thinks either the primary, intermediate or middle school can compete starting in November. Last year, with all four school combining their efforts, Seymour finished in the top five and split the money four ways. SHS, with 3,000 students, took $40,000, the other three $20,000 each. ... Looks like the Sevier County housing

market is on the rebound. Colonial Real Estate says the first quarter of 2010 “has shown tremendous growth” with a doubledigit sales increase over the same period in 2009. Total volume of sales closed from January through March was $48.6 million, with an average sales price of $185,741. Sevierville led the way in closings, followed by Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Wears Valley and Seymour. ... By the time you read this, Mountain Press reporter Derek Hodges will be a married man. Over the weekend in his North Carolina hometown he wed Amanda Williams of Pigeon Forge. They are honeymooning in a well-known island paradise. ... What’s the deal with Corky’s Ribs & BBQ in Pigeon Forge? A month ago the

Health Department gave it a score of 50 on inspection. That’s way below passing. The score came up to 82 on re-inspection, but the May 12 inspection saw the restaurant receive a score of 69. ... Sevierville Chamber of Commerce Marketing Director Amanda Marr says this year’s attendance of 30,000 was, by about 3,000, the highest ever for the Bloomin’ Barbeque and Bluegrass Festival. Marr said 27,000 attended in 2007, and last year the number of 26,000. This was the sixth year for the event. ... As the NBA and NHL seasons drag on interminably, it’s good to know that football season is at least on the distant horizon. Tennessee opens on Sept. 4 against Akron. The high schools open in August. ...

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France, Petty first members inducted into Hall By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The inaugural five members of NASCAR’s new Hall of Fame were inducted Sunday in a ceremony that both honored auto racing’s pioneers and celebrated the entire industry. NASCAR founder Bill France was lauded for his vision of turning unregulated beach racing into America’s premiere motorsports series. His son, Bill France Jr., was remembered as tough taskmaster who poured his soul into NASCAR. Richard Petty, the seven-time champion, was credited as the sport’s first superstar, while Junior Johnson was celebrated as the symbol of the sport’s roots. And then there was Dale Earnhardt, the “champion’s champion” who epitomized the blue collar spirit at the heart of NASCAR. The final inductee in Sunday’s ceremony, Earnhardt was represented on stage by his widow, Teresa, and four children, who each took a moment to share their memories of “The Intimidator.” It was a rare picture of unity for a family that’s been largely depicted as fractured since Earnhardt’s 2001 death in the Daytona 500. “Dale Earnhardt was definitely a hero to his family — no one can say more about that than his chil-

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Hall of Fame inductee Richard Petty speaks to the media after arriving for the NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday. dren,” Teresa Earnhardt said. “Through them, his friends and fans, through this Hall of Fame, through you, Dale Earnhardt, the legend, lives on.” The Earnhardt’s closed a ceremony that was rich on family ties but short on individual celebration. Since only two members of this inaugural class are still living, inductions and acceptances fell to family members and close friends who shared stories that drew laughter and an occasional tear.

France Sr. was accepted into the Hall by his son, Jim, who said the promoter-turned-NASCAR founder would have been thrilled to see the racing series had far exceeded his visions of creating a national sport. “If Dad were here today ... he would be proud mostly for NASCAR,” Jim France said. “The NASCAR Hall of Fame in many ways is the ultimate tribute to my father, the hopes and dreams that he had for our sport.” France Jr., who took the

reigns from his father and guided NASCAR through a 30-year period of extreme growth, was represented by his children, Brian and Lesa. “He loved this sport. He was passionate about it. He built it literally from the ground up,” France Kennedy said. “When I say ’the ground up,’ I’m talking about a backhoe at Daytona International Speedway.’ Petty was inducted by his son, Kyle, who called NASCAR’s all-time wins leader “the biggest fan of

the sport that ever lived.” “I think that’s what made him a great racecar driver,” Kyle Petty said. “He loves the sport. He carries a passion for this sport. He loves to drive. He loves to work on it. He loves the guys he raced against. He loved the fans. He loved everything about the sport.” The King, clad in his trademark cowboy hat and dark sunglasses, deflected attention to his accomplishments in his speech, preferring to praise his parents, his family, the Frances, his

team, media and fans. “I never did anything by myself,” said Petty, NASCAR’s all-time winningest driver with 200 victories, who closed with “I guess I’m going to be like Gomer Pyle. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.” Johnson, the one-time moonshine runner turned champion driver and car owner, was inducted by his 16-year-old son, Robert, who nervously called his father to the stage. “Although my father may be going into the NASCAR Hall of Fame today, he’s always been a Hall of Fame dad in my heart,” he said. “Please join me in welcoming our next inductee, my father, Junior Johnson. I love you, Dad.” Earnhardt’s induction was the most anticipated — proven when a No. 3-clad fan in the back of the room cheered and raised three fingers in salute. Unlike the other inductees, whose choices for introduction and acceptance speeches were well-known, Earnhardt’s representatives had more fluid and the crowd was not certain who would speak. Teresa Earnhardt, uncomfortable with public speaking, has been somewhat reclusive in the nine years since her husband’s death. Her relationship with stepson Dale Earnhardt Jr. is strained, at best, and its rare to see all four children in public together.

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The memorial spires of the first five inductees into the NASCAR Hall of Fame stand during ceremonies in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday. The spires are for, from left, Bill France Sr., Richard Petty, Bill France Jr., Junior Johnson, and Dale Earnhardt.

Doumit’s homer in 10th leads Pirates over Braves By ALAN ROBINSON AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — The Atlanta Braves are specializing in dramatic, final atbat victories this season. For a change, they found out what it’s like to be on the losing end. Ryan Doumit homered with two outs in the 10th inning off Takashi Saito for his third hit, helping the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Braves 3-2 on Sunday and avoid a three-game sweep. Doumit’s first career game-ending drive was his fourth homer this season and ended Atlanta’s five-game winning streak and Pittsburgh’s threegame losing streak. The Pirates averaged only two runs while dropping seven of their previous eight at

home. The Braves began the series with eight final atbat victories and three in a row, including a 10-9 win Thursday over Cincinnati in which they rallied for seven runs in the ninth — the greatest such comeback in club history. “We’ve been winning them just like that so, I guess, it’s payback time a little bit for us,” manager Bobby Cox said. Saito (0-2) retired the first two batters in the 10th before Doumit drove a waist-high fastball into the right field seats, only the sixth homer by Pittsburgh in its last 21 home games. “It’s just nice to win,” Doumit said. “To win feels good. I don’t care how it’s done.” The Braves had won 10 of 12 overall and their last 10

Smith says he bought gun after threats

ing only an unearned run over seven innings, giving up seven hits but striking out five and walking none. Duke didn’t figure in the decision after pinch-

PULASKI (AP) — A former University of Tennessee basketball star said he bought the gun that ended his collegiate career because someone threatened to kill his 3-year-old son. But, Tyler Smith told The Tennessean, he won’t go to police with details of the threats. Smith, who lived off campus in Knoxville, told the paper much of his personal property was stolen last November, but threats were made as he was preparing to call police. “Two or three guys,” Smith said last week, referring to the threat makers. “I knew them, I knew them, I knew them.”

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Pittsburgh Pirates’ Ryan Doumit, center, leaps at home plate as his teammates greet him after he hit a game-winning walk off solo home run to beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 in the 10th inning of the baseball game in Pittsburgh, Sunday. against NL Central teams. They were denied their fourth consecutive series sweep of an NL Central opponent. Octavio Dotel (2-0) pitched a scoreless inning for the victory, stranding

two runners by striking out Martin Prado, who went 0 for 5 while twice grounding into double plays. Pirates starter Zach Duke followed a 2-1 victory Tuesday over Philadelphia and Roy Halladay by allow-


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Kurt Busch wins All-Star race CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — As teammates Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch lined up side-by-side for the final segment of the All-Star race, one way or another, a Joe Gibbs Racing victory seemed a mere 10-lap shootout away. But with a cool $1 million prize on the line, neither driver had any intention of lifting off the gas in the no-points, dash-for-cash Saturday night showdown. Of course, it ended badly. Hamlin used defensive driving to protect his lead, Busch wrecked and his big brother, Kurt, sailed by both JGR drivers to grab his first career All-Star victory. One Busch was celebrating, while the other was so angry he threatened to kill Hamlin over his team radio. “That’s Kyle in the

moment,� Hamlin later shrugged. “He’s said worse things about me other times.� It was a salacious ending to NASCAR’s annual spectacular, which had been shaping up as a Jimmie Johnson rout until the young JGR drivers stole the show. Their late race dramatics and a post-race meeting with team owner Joe Gibbs overshadowed everything, even Kurt Busch’s big win. “My game plan was to make big, bold moves,� Kurt Busch said. “I had Jimmie Johnson in the middle of the racetrack. I was digging underneath him. I saw some paint and sparks fly off Turn 2 when Kyle brushed the fence with Hamlin. I don’t know what happened there, but it hurt both their momentum.

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Kurt Busch greets fans during introductions before the NASCAR All-Star auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saturday.

Former Dodgers pitcher Jose Lima dies at 37 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jose Lima lived over the top on and off the baseball field. The free-spirited pitcher could deliver a song as well as a fastball, leaving a trail of fun and laughter known as “Lima Time� wherever he went. The All-Star right-hander who spent 13 years in the major leagues died Sunday, according to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was 37. Lima, who pitched the Dodgers to their first playoff win in 16 years in 2004, died of an apparent heart attack

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hitter Eric Hinske tied it at 2 by homering in the eighth against Evan Meek, Hinske’s fourth homer and second in as many games. The Braves’ lone run off Duke came after shortstop Ronny Cedeno drew an error by throwing wildly on Yunel Escobar’s grounder in the second, and Melky Cabrera and David Ross followed with singles. “I didn’t put any added pressure on my self,� Duke said, referring to the Pirates’ brief losing

in Los Angeles, according to the Aguilas Cibaenas, a winter ball team that Lima had played for in the Dominican Republic. “Lima was an exceptional man. This is a great loss for Lima Dominican baseball and the country,� team president Winston Llenas said. Lima posted his best season with the Houston Astros in 1999 when he

streak. “I just tried to go out there and pitch and execute what I wanted to do.� Braves right fielder Jason Heyward didn’t start because of a sore left thumb after originally being in the starting lineup, but walked as a pinch-hitter in the 10th and stayed in the game defensively. Heyward had four hits in the first two games of the series, including a home run and double as Atlanta won 7-0 on Friday. The thumb was swollen and bothered Heyward slightly as Atlanta won

was selected to the All-Star game. He went 21-10 with a 3.58 ERA in 35 starts for the NL Central champions. “It saddened me greatly to hear of Jose’s passing,� Astros owner Drayton McLane said. “He was truly a gifted person both on the field and off of it. He could dance, he could sing, but his best gift of all was that he was an extremely happy person. He just lit up our clubhouse with his personality, which was his greatest asset. Jose was not shortchanged in life in any way. He lived life to the fullest every day.�

4-2 on Saturday, but the injury is not believed to be serious, Cox said. Atlanta right-hander Kris Medlen, temporarily replacing the injured Jair Jurrjens in the rotation, shut out the Pirates on four hits over five innings, but couldn’t get out of the Pirates’ two-run sixth. Andrew McCutchen tripled into right-center with one out and Medlen walked Garrett Jones. Steve Pearce’s sacrifice fly tied it. Doumit later singled in the second run. “It didn’t work out this time, but we’re playing well

and going to try to keep it rolling,� Medlen said. In the fifth, Doumit doubled but was thrown out at the plate by right fielder Cabrera on Aki Iwamura’s single. Iwamura had been 0 for 34, the longest such streak by any Pirates position player since Mark Smith went 0 for 37 at the end of the 1997 season and the start of the 1998 season, according to STATS LLC.

Smith declined to discuss the specifics, who made the threats or where he got the gun. But he did cite a theft to his personal property, that what was stolen was nothing illegal, and that most people would have reported the crime to police. Smith, an All-SEC forward for the Vols, was arrested Jan. 1 after being stopped in a car with three teammates. Coach Bruce Pearl dismissed Smith Jan. 8. He later received a judicial diversion sentence after pleading guilty to possessing a firearm and possessing a firearm with an altered serial number. The other three players arrested in the traffic stop were suspended but have been reinstated. Police reports do not include information about death threats. Smith said that’s the way he wanted to handle things. Smith said the first text message threatened his life and the second promised to kill his son. Smith said he knows who did it, but he never called the police. Instead, two days later, he bought a Taurus pistol for protection. “Once they texted me and put my son into it, it was a whole different story,� Smith said. “I don’t want to say that I needed the pistol, but I felt like it was better for me to have something. I wasn’t going anywhere to start anything. I just didn’t want to be in a situation where I was running away from

something with no protection.� Smith said police asked why he hadn’t reported the threats. Smith said he responded by saying the threats specifically stated for him not to go to police. “I’m the one who put myself into that situation with the gun,� Smith said recently, speaking publicly about the incident for the first time. “But a lot of people don’t know the whole situation.� Smith described the alcohol and marijuana found in the car at the time of his arrest as the result of a poor group decision. Smith signed with Bornova of the Turkish Basketball League days after pleading guilty. The transition, along with being away from his son in Pulaski, proved difficult. “It was a culture shock,� Smith said. “I had a translator, but he wasn’t amazing with English. You had to speak real slow and pronounce words correctly.� Smith averaged 16.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game. Smith would not reveal his salary but said it was “good money.� In Knoxville, Pearl wished his former player well. “He established himself on a very good team in a very, very good way,� said Pearl, who talks regularly with Smith. “Tyler is a productive basketball player with a high IQ. Tyler’s only challenge as far as playing was concerned was he just had a lot of coaches.�

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As spill grows, oil soaks delicate marshes, birds BARATARIA BAY, La. (AP) — As officials approached to survey the damage the Gulf oil spill caused in coastal marshes, some brown pelicans couldn’t fly away Sunday. All they could do was hobble. Several pelicans were coated in oil on Barataria Bay off Louisiana, their usually brown and white feathers now jet black. Pelican eggs were glazed with rustcolored gunk, and new hatchlings and nests were also coated with crude. It is unclear if the area can even be cleaned. It is also unknown how much of the Gulf Coast will end up looking the same way because of a well that has spewed untold millions of gallons of oil since an offshore rig exploded more than a month ago. A mile-long tube operating for about a week has siphoned off more than half a million gallons in the past week, but it began sucking up oil at a slower rate over the weekend. Even at its best the effort did not capture all the oil leaking, and the next attempt to stanch the flow won’t be put into action until at least Tuesday. With oil pushing at least 12 miles into Louisiana’s marshes and two major pelican rookeries now coated in crude, state officials said they are taking part of the response to the Gulf of Mexico spill into their own hands. Gov. Bobby Jindal, standing on a boat at the edge of one of the nesting grounds, said Louisiana is no longer waiting for the federal government to sign off on a plan for a makeshift chain of sand berms that would skirt the state’s coastline. Jindal and officials from several coastal parishes say the berms would close the door on oil still pouring from a mile-deep gusher about 50 miles out in the Gulf. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is studying the environmental impact of the proposal and has yet to give its approval. “We are not waiting for

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Oil is seen on the tip of the bill of an oil-soaked pelican on an island in Barataria Bay just off the the coast of Louisiana, Sunday. them. We are going to build it,� Jindal said. Jindal said the state has already identified and started initial work on 40 sites for the berms, but will keep pushing for federal approval, which would free up Corps-controlled dredges for the operation. A single state-owned dredge was activated for the effort Friday. At least 6 million gallons of crude have spewed into the Gulf, though some

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Black box found after fiery India plane crash MANGALORE, India (AP) — As crash investigators pulled the black box from the charred, twisted wreckage of an Air India plane Sunday, Koolikkunnu Krishnan marveled that he escaped the crash alive. Of the 166 passengers and crew aboard when the plane overshot a hilltop

runway and plunged over a cliff at dawn Saturday, 158 were dead. Krishnan and just seven others survived. “I’ve been thinking, ’Why me? Why me?’ And I can only think that God wanted to give me a second life,” he said from his hospital bed in Mangalore.

Investigators and aviation officials combed through the wreckage of the Boeing 737-800 strewn across a hillside to try to determine the cause of India’s worst air disaster in more than a decade. They recovered the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder, which they hope will give

them important clues, the Press Trust of India news agency reported. A four-member U.S. forensic team also arrived in India to help in the investigation, said Harpreet Singh, an Air India spokeswoman. By Sunday evening, 146 of the 158 bodies had been identified and were

being handed to grieving relatives for burial, said Arvind Jadhav, Air India’s chairman and managing director. The cause of the crash was not clear and government officials declined to speak about the status of the investigation or any possible causes of the crash. The black

box would be sent to New Delhi on Monday for decoding and further investigation, they said. The flight from Dubai to Mangalore carried many of the millions of Indians who work as cheap labor in the Middle East back to their families for a rare visit during India’s summer holiday season.

57 ancient tombs with mummies unearthed in Egypt CAIRO (AP) — Archeologists have unearthed 57 ancient Egyptian tombs, most of which hold an ornately painted wooden sarcophagus with a mummy inside, Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities said Sunday. The oldest tombs date back to around 2750 B.C. during the period of Egypt’s first and second dynasties, the council said in a statement. Twelve of the tombs belong the 18th dynasty which ruled Egypt during the second millennium B.C. The discovery throws new light on Egypt’s ancient religions, the council said. Egypt’s archaeology chief, Zahi Hawass, said the mummies dating to the 18th dynasty are covered in linen decorated with religious texts from the Book of the Dead and scenes featuring ancient Egyptian deities. Abdel Rahman El-Aydi, head of the

archaeological mission that made the discovery, said some of the tombs are decorated with religious texts that ancient Egyptians believed would help the deceased to cross through the underworld. El-Aydi said one of the oldest tombs is almost completely intact, with all of its funerary equipment and a wooden sarcophagus containing a mummy wrapped in linen. In 31 tombs dating to around 20301840 B.C, archeologists discovered scenes of different ancient Egyptian deities, such as the falcon-headed Horus, Hathor, Khnum and Amun, decorating some of the tombs. The council said the findings were unearthed at Lahoun, in Fayoum, some 70 miles (100 kilometers) south of Cairo. AP Photo/Supreme Council of Antiquities Last year, some 53 stone tombs dat- This undated photo released by the Egyptian Supreme Council of ing back to various ancient periods were Antiquities on Sunday, shows a tomb discovered in Lahoun, near found in the area. Fayoum, some 70 miles south of Cairo, in Egypt.

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We are so proud of you and love you! Best of luck at UT!

Congratulations Rebecca! We are so proud of you.

Congratulations! We love you. God bless.

Dad and Mom

Love, Mom, Dad & Caitlyn

Love, Ratcliff Chiropractic

Papa & Nana Williams

Alisha, Make the world a happier place on this path you’ll find success.

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SEVIER COUNTY

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SEVIER COUNTY

SEVIER COUNTY

Love, Mom

Ronald Vincent Margeson

Jean Evelyn Wilburn

Emily Elise Stott

Caleb W. Doane

Olivia Rae Breeden

Congratulations Dad. Love always, Jason

Congratulations Mom.

Congratulations Baby Girl. We love you. Good Luck.

Good Luck. Love, Kenny, Mary, Kenny, Margaret

Our only boy pride & joy. You’ve come so far,. We love you.

We love you. Mom, Dad, Kenny, Mar Mar Granny & Doug

Congratulations, we are so proud of you. We love you very much.

PIGEON FORGE

GATLINBURG-PITTMAN

Nana Dedo

PIGEON FORGE

Love always, Jason

Stacee Watson

Stacee Watson

Jessica Negrone

We are so proud of you. You are a beautiful young lady.

We are very proud of your accomplishments! We thank God for you.

Congratulations Jessica. We love you. Mom, Dad & Rachel. You go girl!!!

Love Papa & Nana, Jr. too!

Love Mom, Dad & Jared

Your family - always.

Mom, Dad, Jonny, Nanny


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■ A publication of The Mountain Press ■ Monday, May 24, 2010 ■ www.themountainpress.com

Couple moved to do Kenya mission work To some, retirement may seem to be an ending, a melancholy closing to an important chapter of life. But to others, it is also a new beginning, as God’s call comes to each of us in different ways. We all wish He would communicate His will in a clear, audible voice or at least send a personally signed invitation. Obviously, it would require much less faith if He called us all in the same conventional way. Instead, we need to be receptive to His wishes as He leads us to where He needs us to be. On Wednesday, Don Nichols, vice president of sales and marketing for Smoky Mountain Resorts, will end his nearly 50-year career in the hospitality industry. His wife Paula, the daughter of a Baptist preacher, will also bring her 40-year nursing career to a close. In mid-July, both will be off to Kenya for a one-year mission that may last much longer. For several years, Paula volunteered to lead medical missions to Africa and the Middle East through a church in Knoxville. After several trips on her own, Don accompanied her in 2003. Once they arrived overseas, they learned that they were on the last mission the church would be sending to Africa. Nevertheless, Don and Paula understood that there was still much work to be done in Africa and, as members of the First Baptist Church of Pigeon Forge, they formed The Healing Evangelical Ministry “THEM.” Kenya lies across the equator in eastcentral Africa, on the coast of the Indian Ocean. It is twice the size of Nevada. Kenya borders Somalia to the east, Ethiopia to the north, Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west and Sudan to the northwest. The religious demographic of the country represents 40 percent Protestant, 30 percent Roman Catholic, 6 percent Muslim, as well as about a 20 percent other religions. Don is confident that there is no danger involved in their journey, but as of last week the U.S. Department of State warned U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Kenya: “Those considering travel to Kenya should evaluate their personal security situation in light of continuing threats from terrorism and the high rate of violent crime.” However, Don and Paula feel the needs of the Maasai people far exceed the personal risks of answering God’s call. THEM is a division of Joshua Ministries and was formed in 2003 by the Nicholses while in Kenya working with the Maasai people. Their ministry believes that “all healing whether mentally, physically or spiritually comes from God.” The Maasai are famous as cattle herders and warriors. They once dominated the plains of East Africa, but are now confined to a fraction of their former range. For the Maasai, cattle are their sustenance and milk and meat are the best foods. Their old ideal was to live by their cattle alone, but today they also understand the need to grow crops. Over time the Maasai have increasingly been forced to settle and many take jobs in towns. Maasai society is organized into male age groups whose members together pass through initiations to become warriors and then elders. They have no chiefs, although each section has a Laibon, or spiritual leader, at its head. Traditionally, Maasai worship one god who dwells in all things, but manifest himself as either kindly or destructive. Yet, by the efforts of those like Don and Paula Nichols, many Maasai now belong to a variety of Christian churches. The Nicholses’ mission in Kenya will be to introduce as many people to Jesus Christ as possible thru building schools that can also be used as churches, administering to the sick and mentoring the present and future pastors. It is their goal to see the construction of at least 14 school/churches so that thousands more Maasai can become educated and experience Christ’s salvation. It takes great faith to understand when God is speaking to you and even greater courage to follow the instruction. Don and Paula Nichols personally possess an abundance of each. In addition to offering your prayers for their safety and success, donations will go a long way toward securing that their great sacrifice will inspire thousands to embrace a loving God. “Then Joshua told the people, ‘Concentrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.’” — Joshua 3:5 — Henry Piarrot is a hotel manager in Sevier County. Please send all story recommendations to hpiarrot@yahoo.com.

Students from Pigeon Forge visit Sen. Corker

Submitted

U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., meets with students and faculty from Pigeon Forge Middle School on the steps of the Capitol in Washington. The students visited Washington during a recent field trip.

Document’s anniversary celebrated

military notes Aaron Burchette

Submitted

The Tennessee Division of the National Society Magna Charta Dames and Barons met in Knoxville recently. They celebrated the 795th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Charta (original spelling) June 15, 1215, at Runnemeade. Outgoing regent Martha Tibbs, left, and Laura Ann McFalls Bales, the new regent of Tennessee Division, are pictured.

Parsons earns degree at Air Force Academy Submitted report On May 26, Kathryn (Katie) Parsons will graduate with honors from the U.S. Air Force Academy and be commissioned as a second lieutenant.  Parsons is the daughter of Roy and Julie Parsons of Kodak. After graduating as valedictorian in 2006

from Sevier she was on the Dean’s County List for academic excelHigh lence all four years. She School, she also competed four years received an on the women’s rugby appointteam.  ment to the Parsons will begin Air Force pilot training in August Academy, at the Air Force Training Parsons where she Base in Columbus, Miss. majored Her hope is to fly C-17s in aeronautical engineer- around the world as a part ing. While at the academy of her career.  

Air Force Airman Aaron L. Burchette graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Brenda Burchette Burchette of Seymour. Burchette is a 2008 graduate of Seymour High School. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Benjamin Deremer Lance Cpl. Benjamin L. Deremer of Seymour has graduated from Basic Reconnaissance School at Camp Pendleton, Calif. During the 12-week course, Deremer received advanced training in the areas of water survival, communications, amphibius operations and patrolling. He will report to Marine Corps Base, Okinawa, Japan, on May 20.

college notes Lyndsey Huff

KNOXVILLE ­­—The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi announces that Lyndsey Sierra Huff of Sevierville was initiated into the Phi Kappa Huff Phi chapter at the University of Tennessee, where she is studying psychology with minors in economics, geography, and secondary education. Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society.

Lauren Everhart

Lauren Everhart received a bachelor of science degree in exercise and sport science from the University of Memphis during commencement ceremonies,

graduating magna cum laude. Everhart played soccer and ran cross country. She was a member of Golden Key honor society and the Tiger 3.0 Club, and received the Conference USA Academic Award. A graduate of Gatlinburg-Pittman High School. she is the daughter of Jodie Everhart and David Everhart, both of Sevierville.

Walters State

Seventy-five Walters State Community College students have been inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for twoyear colleges. The following are from Sevier County area: n Dandridge: Daniel Moore, journalism n Gatlinburg: Hanna Capps, education n Kodak; Jeannie Baggett, nursing n Sevierville: Christina Adams, nursing; Jacqueline Blackburn,

nursing; Margaret Griffin, health information technology; Travis Kennedy, biology n Seymour: Rachel Justice, business; Rebecca Loveday, psychology; Kimberly Pegler, accounting To qualify for membership in Phi Theta Kappa, students must have a 3.5 GPA and must have completed 30 semester hours of course work. Students must also be enrolled in a degree program.

Earning bachelor of arts degrees in human growth and learning, K-6, were Mary L. Jones of Gatlinburg, Phillip L. Lewis of Dandridge and Shelley M. Howell, Vicky L. McCarter and Summer D. Weisner of Sevierville. Among those earning bachelor of science degrees in organizational management with a concentration in marketing were Kathy A. Drysdale of Seymour and Pless Rizzie of Gatlinburg. Robin W. McCosh of Seymour earned a bachelor of sciTusculum ence degree in organizaGREENEVILLE — tional management. Several local residents Howell graduated with earned degrees during magna cum laude honcommencement ceremo- ors. Drystdale, Jones nies at Tusculum College. and Rizzie graduated Morgan L. Hillard with cum laude honors. of Sevierville earned a Students graduating with bachelor of arts degree a 3.75 to 3.94 grade point in art and design with a average received magna concentration in graphic cum laude honors, and design. Hillard was the those graduating with a student speaker dur3.5 to 3.74 GPA received ing senior reception cum laude honors. event. Whitney R. King Drysdale was also a of Sevierville earned a member of the Omicronbachelor of arts degree in Psi National Honor Society. physical education, K-12.


Good News ◆ A13

Monday, May 24, 2010 ◆ The Mountain Press

helplines Voices for Children

Tennessee Voices for Children for families of children with disabilities. 523-0701 or 1-800-6709882. Free child care.

Weight Loss Support

club calendar Adult education

Registration for adult education classes ongoing. 4295243 for GED, basic skills, ESL and citizenship classes.

Aglow

Smoky Mountain Aglow Lighthouse meets at 6:30 p.m. fourth Saturday at Partridge Inn on Highway 66. 428-5312 or 765-3884.

Aircraft

May, First United Methodist Sevierville. 429-1807.

Citizen Involvement

Citizens for Community Involvement 7 p.m. second Tuesday at Seymour High.

Crewettes

Sevier County Crewettes, 7 p.m. third Tuesday at Rescue Squad. 453-3861 or 453-8572.

Sevier County Experimental Aircraft Assn. meets at 4 p.m. first Sunday at airport. 428-0478.

Democratic Party

American Legion

Dulcimer Club

Post 104 dinner-meeting, first Tuesday 6 p.m.; phone (865) 908-4310; Web: http:// www.amlgnp104tn.org . n Post 202, by post office in Gatlinburg, 6:30 p.m. first Thursday. 599-1187. n

Arthritis Exercise

People with Arthritis Can Exercise (PACE) meets from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at First Baptist Gatlinburg. Seated class. 436-2000.

Astrology

Astrology discussion group meets monthly from 6:30-8 p.m. at Pigeon Forge Library. 430-8062.

Beekeepers

Sevier County Beekeepers Assn. meets monthly except September and January. 6546624.

Biker Ministries

Cornerstone Biker Ministries worship services 11 a.m. Sundays at Seagle Hollow Road off Goose Gap Road. 640-5673.

Book Discussion Groups

n Anna Porter Public Library, 6:30 p.m. fourth Tuesday. 436-5588, www. annaporterpl.org. n Friends of Sevier County Public Library, 7 p.m. third Tuesday at library. 453-3532.

Bowling

n Wednesday AM Coffee League, mixed-handicap, 10 a.m. Wednesdays. 453-6462 or 933-7783. n Noontimers, noon Mondays at Sevierville Bowling Center. 453-6920. n Thursday Night Dishdodgers, 6 p.m. in Sevierville. 453-6724 or 4531203. n Monday Ladies League, 11:30 a.m. in Pigeon Forge. 436-4758.

Boy Scouts

Troop 582, 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays at Kodak United Methodist n Troop 111 in Gatlinburg, 7 p.m. Mondays at Mynatt Park n Troop 110 in Sevierville, 7 p.m. Tuesdays at First United Methodist n

Bridge Clubs

n Sevierville, 6:30 p.m. Fridays at MountainBrook Village. 428-2445. n Friendly, 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Senior Center. 453-8080. n Wednesday, 10-3 at MountainBrook Village. 4282445.

British Sports Cars

Smoky Mountain British Sports Car Assn., second Tuesday. 428-4920 or 4535851.

Christian Women

Club meets second Monday at 10 a.m. at Brookhaven Farm Restaurant. Free nursery. 436-3758 or 573-6197.

Community Choruses

Pigeon Forge, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, City Hall. 4297333. n Sevier County, 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays, August to n

Sevier County Democratic Party meets at 7 p.m. first Thursday at courthouse. Dulcimer Club meets at 7 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday, 3439 Teaster Lane (Off The Beaten Path). 4298678.

Emmaus and Chrysalis

Alumni of Great Smoky Mountains Emmaus and Chrysalis Community and sister groups, 5:30 p.m. fourth Saturday at Sevierville First United Methodist. 453-5754.

Estudio Biblico

Estudio Biblico en Espanol, y oracion, llamar al 4299082.

FCE Clubs

n Sevierville, 1 p.m. third Friday at Senior Center. 4537395 n Seymour, third Tuesday 10:45 a.m. at library. 7743764 n Midway, fourth Thursday 1 p.m., Mountain National Highway 66

Food Co-op

Sevier County Food Co-op orders every other month. 453-0130.

Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Make it Magic shop, Gatlinburg. 436-9531.

Marine Corps League

Sevier County Marine Corps League, 7 p.m. second Thursday, 2850 Parkway, Suite 43, Pigeon Forge. 4299002.

Military Lunch

Military veterans meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. third Thursday, Damon’s. 4291335.

Mopar

Smoky Mountain Mopar, first Friday at 7 p.m., Sleep Inn, Pigeon Forge. 428-4920.

Mother’s Day Out

Mother’s Day Out Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Pigeon Forge Community Center, for ages 3-5. 429-7373.

NARFE

National Assn. of Retired Federal Employees, 6 p.m. first Tuesday at Holiday Inn Pigeon Forge. 453-4174.

Overeaters

n 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 4 p.m. Saturdays, Pigeon River Clubhouse in Sevierville. 7745875. n 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, 4:15 p.m. Saturdays. 429-5072.

PACE

People’s Action Committee for the Environment 6 p.m. every other Monday at Smoky Mountain School in Cosby. (423) 487-3622.

Parents Day Out

Gatlinburg, 1 p.m. first Thursday, Community Center n Sevierville, noon second Wednesday, Senior Center. 428-0704

n Seymour United Methodist: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 609-2756. n Kodak United Methodist: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, infants through pre-K. 9335996.

Gold Wing Riders

Peace Fellowship

Garden Clubs n

Gold Wing Road Riders Assn., 6:30 p.m. first Monday at Gatti’s Pizza, 1431 Parkway near Parkway and Collier. 660-4400.

Golf

n Bent Creek Ladies Club, 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays. 436-3947 n Golf League, 4 p.m. Tuesdays, River Islands. 9088807

Hospital Volunteers

Fort Sanders Sevier Medical Center volunteers meet at noon third Monday; includes lunch.

Human Resources Assn.

Smoky Mountain Human Resources Assn., 8 a.m. third Thursday, Citizens National on Bruce Street. 607-1194.

J.O.Y.

Just Older Youth, seniors 50-up, first Friday at Pigeon Forge Community Center. 429-7373.

Kindness Counts

Kindness Counts, previously Feral Cat Friends, 7 p.m. first Tuesday. 654-2684.

Lions Club

Sevierville Lions Club meets 6:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday at Shoney’s. 4537796.

Little League

Greater Sevierville Little League board, 7 p.m. first Tuesday at Community Center. 428-3711.

Lutheran Women

St. Paul Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, first Tuesday at noon. 932-0419.

Magic Club

Make It Magic Club, second

Episcopal Peace Fellowship, 6:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays at St. Joseph the Carpenter Episcopal Church, Sevierville. 428-8306.

Photographic Society

LeConte Photographic Society, 6:30 p.m. first Monday at First Presbyterian Sevierville. LeContePhotographic.com.

Pigeon Forge Baseball

Pigeon Forge Baseball Boosters meets third Tuesday in school library. 453-7255.

Pokemon TCG

Pokemon TCG League Saturdays from noon-2 p.m. at Sevierville Public Library. 310-5140.

Quilt Groups

Piecemakers: 9-noon Mondays, Senior Center. 4299186. n Sevier Valley: 6-8 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, First United Methodist, Pigeon Forge. 932-4098 or 429-3930. n Gatlinburg: Mountain Home Quilters, 10 a.m. second Saturday, First Baptist. 436-3020. n Old Time Quilting Bee: 10-1 Tuesdays at Pigeon Forge Community Center. 429-7373. n Seymour: 9:30 a.m. first and third Thursdays at Seymour Heights Christian Church. 579-2318. n

Republicans

Sevier County Republican Party, 6 p.m. third Tuesday at courthouse. 453-3882 or 368-3833.

Retired Citizens

Retired Citizens of the Smokies, first Monday at 1 p.m., Gatlinburg Community Center. 694-8473.

Retired Teachers

Sevier County Retired Teachers 11:30 a.m. every other first Friday, Damon’s. 453-5427.

SCERS

Sevier County Emergency Radio Service, 7:30 p.m. third Thursday at EOC office on Bruce Street. 314-0899. www.freewebs.com/aresradio.

Sci-Fi Club

Starfleet’s Bennu Station, 7 p.m. first Friday at Best Western Plaza Inn, Pigeon Forge. 300-1730.

Scottish Rite Club

Scottish Rite and/or York Rite members, 6 p.m. supper at Sevierville Masonic Lodge on third Monday. 453-9480.

Scrabble Club

Scrabble Club, 6 p.m. Mondays at Books-A-Million. 712-5543 or 436-0419.

Scrapbook Club

Whispering Winds Scrapbook Retreat meets 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or 5:30-10 p.m., first and third Tuesday of each month. 429-3721 to reserve a seat.

Senior Citizens

Senior citizens, third Tuesday at Senior Center. Potluck meal at noon. 4531134.

Soil Conservation

Sevier County Soil Conservation District, second Tuesday at 7 p.m. at 517 E. Bruce St. 453-4664, ext. 3.

Sevier County Promise

Sevier County’s Promise for children, 9:30 a.m. second Thursday at Fort Sanders Sevier Medical Center, Classroom No. 1. 429-7999.

Striders

Smoky Mountain Striders, second Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Sevierville Community Center.

Submarine Veterans

U.S. submarine veterans meet third Thursday at 6 p.m. at Islamorada Restaurant. www. SmokyMountainBase.com, 692-3368 or 429-0465.

American Business Women’s Association third Thursday of each month. Holiday Inn, Pigeon Forge. 933-4048.

American Legion

n Gatlinburg American Legion Post 202 and Auxiliary, 6:30 p.m. first Thursday on Highway 321. Potluck dinner meeting. 266-3194. n Sevierville American Legion Post 104 and

Auxiliary, 6 p.m. covered dish dinner first Tuesday, Chapman Highway home. 428-0704.

Civil Air Patrol

Sevier County Civil Air Patrol Squadron 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge airport. 453-9755 or www. cap.gov.

Civitan Club

Sevier County Civitan, 1st and 3rd Thursdays,

Golden Corral Sevierville. 740-6029.

Colonial Dames

John Ogle Chapter of Colonial Dames of the XVII Century 2 p.m. fourth Sunday of February, April, September and November at Sevier County Library.

Daughters of 1812

Thomas Ogle Chapter of National Society of United States Daughters of 1812 meets at 2 p.m.

Women’s Care Center

Women’s Care Center, 304 Eastgate Road, Sevierville, offers counseling, help and information on abortion alternatives to pregnant women. 1-6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. 428-4673.

AA

n Kodak: Methodist Church, Room 115, 8 p.m. Monday; 8 p.m. Tuesday; 7:45 p.m. Wednesday; 7 p.m. Thursday; 7 p.m. Saturday. 933-9774. n Gatlinburg: Trinity Episcopal Church, noon daily except Sunday; 7 p.m. daily except Wednesday and Thursday. n Pigeon Forge: First United Methodist, 6:30 and 8 Thursdays n Sevierville: First United Methodist, 8 p.m. Wednesdays n Sevierville: Pigeon River Club, 240 Pigeon River Road, 10:30 and 5:30 Sunday; noon, 5:30 and 7:30 Monday; 7:30 Tuesday; 6:30 Wednesday for women; 6:30 p.m. Thursday for men; noon and 5:30 Fridays; 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturdays. 453-9990. n Seymour: Seymour Heights Christian Church, 1 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Monday; noon Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday

Adult Education

Sevier County Board of Education offers adult education classes for GED preparation, basic skills and English as a Second Language. 453-4671.

Al-Anon

n 11 a.m.. Tuesdays, First United Methodist Church, Pigeon Forge. 428-7617 or 680-6724.

Alzheimer’s Support

n 6-7 p.m. first Tuesday, MountainBrook Village, 700 Markhill Drive, Sevierville. 428-2445.

Autism Support

Autism support and information, 591-5993.

Bariatric Surgery

n Parkway Church of God, weigh-in 5 p.m., meeting at 6 Thursdays. 429-3150 or 365-0371.

Bariatric Surgery Support Group meets at 7 p.m. third Monday at Echota Resort Clubhouse on Highway 66. 453-6841 or 712-3287.

Twins and Supertwins

Cancer Support

Take Off Pounds

Smoky Mountain Mothers of Twins and Supertwins, second Thursday at 7 p.m. in Fort Sanders Sevier Medical Center conference room.

Veterans Group

Veterans group meets 11:30 a.m. third Thursday, Damon’s. 429-1335.

Weight Loss Surgery

Smoky Mountain Weight Loss Surgery Support Group meets 6:30-8 p.m. first Monday, Fort Sanders Sevier Medical Center Classrooms 2 and 3. 250-9354 or e-mail to Nsg4Him@aol.com.

Wine Society

Gatlinburg Wine Society meets monthly. 436-8384.

Woodmen of World

Woodmen of the World Lodge 101 meets at 6:30 p.m. first Tuesday at Shoney’s Family Restaurant 339 Forks of The River Parkway, Sevierville. 4293227 or 453-3233.

Writers Guild

n East Tennessee, third Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Sevierville Community Center.

business & civic groups ABWA

Free obesity and weight loss surgery support group meets 6:30 to 8 p.m. first Monday, classrooms 2 and 3, Fort Sanders Sevier Medical Center. 250-9354.

third Saturday NovemberOctober at Sevier County Public Library. 687-6330.

D.B.E.

Daughters of the British Empire. 429-5684 or 4280758.

DAR

n Great Smokies Chapter 10:30 a.m. third Thursday, October, November, February, March and May, Pigeon Forge Library. 7742236.

n Hopekeepers meet the second Thursday at 7 p.m. in Room E-220, First Baptist Sevierville. 4539001. n Smoky Mountain Cancer Support Group, second Monday at 6 p.m. for supper; 6:45 for program, Senior Center. 4285834.

Caregiver Support

Caregiver Support Group meets 8 a.m. first Tuesday at Wellington Place. 7742221.

Child Health

Child Health and Development (CHAD) is

a Sevier County Health Department program that provides one-on-one free assistance to pregnant women and women with children through age 5. 453-1032.

C.R.O.S.S.

Cross Ministries provides food and assistance to Seymour-area residents. 10-2 Mondays and Tuesdays; 10-noon Wednesday-Friday. 5796192.

Elder Watch

Sevier County Elder Watch meets at 2 p.m. second Thursday at Senior Center. 453-8080.

Family Resource

Family Resource Center provides help with parenting skills and family needs. 428-7999.

Fibromyalgia

n Gatlinburg Fibromyalgia support group meets from 2-3 p.m. second Sunday at Community Center. 4360096. n Sevier County Fibromyalgia support group meets at 1 p.m. first Thursday at National Fitness Center. Bring lunch. 908-1989 or 5796919.

Food Banks

n CROSS Ministries, Boyds Creek Highway, for Seymour-area residents. 10-2 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; 10-noon Wednesday-Friday. 5796192. n Sevier County Food Ministries Thrift Store and food bank on Old Knoxville Highway, 10-4 Monday, noon-5 Tuesday, 10-4 Thursday, 3-7 Friday. 428-5182.

Garlands of Grace

Garlands of Grace Bible Studies meetings: n Mondays: noon, Seymour Heights Christian Church, Chapman Highway, 609-8079; 1 p.m., Gatlinburg Inn, free parking, 436-0313. n Tuesdays: 1 p.m., Wiley Oakley, Foxtrot B&B, 436-6434; 6:30 p.m. Pigeon Forge UMC, 6407904; 6:30 p.m., Men’s GateKeepers, 748-2236. n Wednesdays: 9 a.m., Wellington Place, Pigeon Forge. n Thursdays: 9 a.m., UMC, Pigeon Forge; 2 p.m., Blue Mountain Inn B&B, 1811 Pullen Road, Sevierville, 428-2335; 6:30 p.m., Community Building, First Methodist Church, Sevierville, 8504685.

Geriatric Screening

Geriatric screening team meets at 10 a.m. first Wednesday at Senior Center. 428-7999.

Goodwill

Goodwill Industries on Parkway in Sevierville provides rehabilitation and job training for disabled and disadvantaged. 453-0007.


14A‹ Classifieds

The Mountain Press ‹ Monday, May 24, 2010

LEGALS INVITATION TO BID Shagbark Property Owners Association will be accepting bids for Roadside Mowing for a three year term (06/2010, 06/2010, 06/2012) inside our gated community. There will be a total of 3 mowings per year of our 23 miles of roads. This includes 2 low cut and 1 high cut. Bidders must be insured and bonded for this type of work. Bids must be received in our office no later than June 4, 2010 at 12:00pm at which time the bids will be opened. All bids must be enclosed in a sealed envelope with proof of insurance and bonding. The outside of the envelope must have inscribed thereon the name of the bidder. Shagbark reserves the right to refuse all bids. Please contact our office at 865-429-3838 to obtain specifications. Shagbark Property Owners Association, 3150 North Clearfork Rd, Sevierville, TN 37862, 865-429-3838 or fax 865-774-0133.

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE WHEREAS, on January 14, 2004 , Sheila D. Seals, single, by her Deed of Trust recorded on January 16, 2004 in Book 1880, Page 655, in the Register’s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, conveyed the hereinafter described real estate to David L. Flitcroft, Trustee, to secure the payment of one promissory note in the amount of $27,000.00, payable to K-25 Federal Credit Union , dated January 14, 2004 , to which Deed of Trust reference is hereby made; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of said indebtedness now past due, the entire amount of the same having been declared due and payable in accordance with the terms of the Note and Deed of Trust, K-25 Federal Credit Union has directed me, the undersigned Trustee, to foreclosure said Deed of Trust in accordance with the terms thereof, on the said real estate. NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority in me vested by said Deed of Trust, I will, upon the 18th day of June, 2010, at 11:00 A.M., local time, offer for sale and sell on the steps of the Sevier County Courthouse, in Sevierville, Tennessee, at public outcry to the highest and best bidder, for cash, and in bar of all statutory rights and equity of redemption, homestead, dower and all other rights of any kind, all of which are hereby expressly waived, the following described real property: Situated in the Sixteenth Civil District of Sevier County, Tennessee, without the corporate limits of any municipality and being more particularly described as follows: Being designated as Lot 18, Laurel Creek Subdivision, as shown on the plat of same of record in Large Map Book 1, Slide Page 35, in the Register’s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee, to which plat specific reference is hereby made for a more particular description of said lot. Being the same property conveyed to Sheila D. Seals, Single, by deed from Elmer R. Huff and wife, Carol Huff, dated September 22, 1997, recorded September 22, 1997, in Deed Book D-608, Page 355, in the Register’s Office for Sevier County, Tennessee. Subject to any easements and rights of way, visible or otherwise. Tax Map and Parcel: 92N-A-17 Property Address: Newt Huff Lane, in Sevierville Sevier County, Tennessee Other Possible Interested Parties: Forest Center North, LLC The said property will be sold subject to any and all unpaid taxes thereon; subject to easements, reservations, restrictions and conditions contained in any instrument in the chain of title thereto. The beneficiary of the above described trust deed reserves the right to bid at the hereinafter described sale. Dated at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, this the 18th day of May, 2010.

When you’re looking for a new place to call “HOME”, pick up a Press for the latest listing in Sevier County! OR Call today and place your ad to rent/sell your place!!

David L. Flitcroft, Trustee Joyce, Meredith, Flitcroft and Normand May 24, 31 & June 7, 2010

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Default having been made in the terms, conditions and payment of the debts and obligations secured by a certain Deed of Trust dated 8 November 2004, executed by RICHARD L. LETHCO and HAZEL B. LETHCO, to Edward H. Hamilton as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Ameritrust Mortgage Company (ìAMCî), of record in the Office of the Register of Sevier County, Tennessee, in Book 2111, Page 87, Instrument No. 04058711; said Trust Deed, debt and obligations having been assigned by AMC to HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc. (ìHSBCî), by instrument recorded in said Register’s Office in Book 3540, Page 788, Instrument No. 10019653; and Richard J. Myers having been appointed as Substitute Trustee in an instrument of record in said Register’s Office in Book 3540, Page 790, Instrument No. 10019654, and the owner of the debt secured by said Deed of Trust, HSBC, having required the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described therein conveyed, the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust, the undersigned, RICHARD J. MYERS, will by virtue of the power and authority vested in him as Substitute Trustee, on M ONDAY, 14 JUNE 2010, commencing at TWELVE OíCLOCK NOON, on the east front steps of the Sevier County Courthouse, 125 Court Avenue, Sevierville, Tennessee, sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property in Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit:

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NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the terms, conditions and payment of the debts and obligations secured by a certain Deed of Trust dated 27 May 2004, executed by SAMUEL BEELER, JR., and JAMIE D. BEELER, to Tennessee Valley Title Insurance Co., as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Equifirst Corporation (EC), of record in the Office of the Register of Sevier County, Tennessee, in Book 1990, Page 100, Instrument No. 04029362; said Trust Deed, debt and obligations having been assigned by EC to HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc. (HSBC), of record in said Registerís Office in Book 3537, Page 376, Instrument No. 10018804; and Richard J. Myers having been appointed as Substitute Trustee in an instrument of record in said Register’s Office in Book 3537, Page 374, Instrument No. 10018803, and the owner of the debt secured by said Deed of Trust, HSBC, having required the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described therein conveyed, the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust, the undersigned, RICHARD J. MYERS, will by virtue of the power and authority vested in him as Substitute Trustee, on M ONDAY, 7 JUNE 2010, commencing at TWELVE O’CLOCK NOON, on the east front steps of the Sevier County Courthouse, 125 Court Avenue, Sevierville, Tennessee, sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property in Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit: SITUATED IN THE NINTH CIVIL DISTRICT OF SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE, AND BEING ALL OF LOT NO. 22, OF CUNNINGHAM SUBDIVISION TO THE TOWN OF SEYMOUR, AS SHOWN BY PLAT DULY RECORDED IN MAP BOOK 22, PAGE 187, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE FOR SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO SAMUEL BEELER, JR. AND WIFE, JAMIE D. BEELER, BY WARRANTY DEED FROM JAMES T. WARDELL AND WIFE, KAREN E. WARDELL, DATED APRIL 4, 2004, RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 1990, PAGE 98, IN THE SEVIER COUNTY REGISTER’S OFFICE. Property Address: 418 North Cunningham Road Seymour, TN 37865

At the time of this publication, a search of the public records reveals no lien filed by the United States or the State of Tennessee which affects the above described property. The sale of the property described in said Deed of Trust shall be subject to any and all instrument of record, prior liens, encumbrances, deeds of trust, easements, restrictions, building lines, unpaid taxes, assessments, penalties and interest, if any. All right and equity of redemption,† homestead, dower and all other exceptions are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the Substitute Trustee will convey and sell only as Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day or time certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time for the above. Richard J. Myers, Substitute Trustee Date: May 11, 2010 APPERSON CRUMP PLC 6070 Poplar Avenue, Sixth Floor Memphis, TN 38119-3954 (901) 756-6300 May 17, 24 & 31, 2010

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Default having been made in the terms, conditions and payment of the debts and obligations secured by a certain Deed of Trust dated 24 April 2006, executed by RONALD H. McMAHAN, to Kyle M. Walters as Trustee for Beneficial Tennessee, Inc., of record in the Office of the Register of Sevier County, Tennessee, in Book 2517, Page 319, Instrument No. 06019239, and Richard J. Myers having been appointed as Substitute Trustee in an instrument of record in said Register’s Office in Book 3537, Page 370, Instrument No. 10018801, and the owner of the debt secured by said Deed of Trust, Beneficial Tennessee, Inc., having required the undersigned to advertise and sell the property described therein conveyed, the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable as provided in said Deed of Trust, the undersigned, RICHARD J. MYERS, will by virtue of the power and authority vested in him as Substitute Trustee, on M ONDAY, 7 JUNE 2010, commencing at TWELVE O’CLOCK NOON, on the east front steps of the Sevier County Courthouse, 125 Court Avenue, Sevierville, Tennessee, sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property in Sevier County, Tennessee, to wit: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PREMISES, TO-WIT: SITUATE IN THE FOURTEENTH (14TH) CIVIL DISTRICT OF SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE AND BEING A PORTION OF LOT NO. 9 OF ECHO HILLS SUBDIVISION AS SHOWN ON MAP OF RECORD IN MAP BOOK 22, PAGE 173 IN THE SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE REGISTER’S OFFICE AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT AN IRON PIN IN THE WESTERN RIGHT OF WAY OF GEORGIA DRIVE WHERE SAID RIGHT OF WAY INTERSECTS WITH THE SOUTHERN RIGHT OF WAY OF OLD RIVER ROAD; THENCE WITH THE RIGHT OF WAY OF GEORGIA DRIVE SOUTH 43 DEG. 15 MIN. 30 SEC. EAST 137.03 FT. TO AN IRON PIN; THENCE LEAVING THE RIGHT OF WAY SOUTH 48 DEG. 08 MIN. 05 SEC. WEST 193.52 FT. TO AN IRON PIN CORNER TO LOT 14; THENCE NORTH 43 DEG. 15 MIN. 29 SEC. WEST 227.61 FT. TO AN IRON PIN CORNER TO WILLIAMS ESTATES; THENCE WITH WILLIAMS ESTATES NORTH 49 DEG. 30 MIN. 02 SEC. EAST 192.04 FT. TO AN IRON PIN; THENCE LEAVING WILLIAMS ESTATES SOUTH 44 DEG. 21 MIN. 01 SEC. EAST 86.06 FT. TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING AND CONTAINING 0.9990 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, ACCORDING TO SURVEY DATED FEBRUARY 19, 1988, BY RONNIE L. SIMS, RLS. SUBJECT TO THE RIGHTS OF THE PUBLIC AND OTHERS IN OLD RIVER ROAD AS SHOWN ON THE PLAT. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED FROM RONALD H. MCMAHAN AND NANETTE A. MCMAHAN, HUSBAND AND WIFE TO RONALD H. MCMAHAN (MARITAL STATUS NOT STATED) BY DEED RECORDED 11/5/04, IN BOOK 2105, AT PAGE 7, IN THE REGISTER’S OFFICE OF SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE. TAX MAP OR PARCEL ID NO.: 2424.14 Property Address: 1861 River Bend Road Sevierville, TN 37876 Interested Parties:Capital One Bank (USA); Granite State Ins. Co. At the time of this publication, a search of the public records reveals no lien filed by the United States or the State of Tennessee which affects the above described property. The sale of the property described in said Deed of Trust shall be subject to any and all instrument of record, prior liens, encumbrances, deeds of trust, easements, restrictions, building lines, unpaid taxes, assessments, penalties and interest, if any.† All right and equity of redemption,† homestead, dower and all other exceptions are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the Substitute Trustee will convey and sell only as Substitute Trustee.† The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day or time certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time for the above. Richard J. Myers, Substitute Trustee Date: May 11, 2010 APPERSON CRUMP PLC 6070 Poplar Avenue, Sixth Floor Memphis, TN 38119-3954 (901) 756-6300 May 17, 24 & 31, 2010

SITUATED IN THE FIRST (1ST) CIVIL DISTRICT OF SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE, AND BEING A 4.79 ACRE TRACT AS SHOWN ON A PLAT ENTITLED “SURVEY OF A PORTION OF THE PROPERTY OF ANNA LEE WILLIAMS”, DATED JUNE 15, 1979, PREPARED BY HASSEL T. WOLFE, RLS, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: BEGINNING AT A POINT IN THE CENTER OF SUNSET GAP ROAD, BEING 1.0 MILES EAST OF ITS INTERSECTION WITH HURST GAP ROAD, CORNER TO RUTH BRANAN; THENCE FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING AND WITH THE CENTER OF SUNSET GAP ROAD SOUTH 86 DEG 05 MIN 10 SEC EAST 64.30 FEET TO A POINT IN THE CENTER OF SAID ROAD, CORNER TO CURTIS PATTERSON; THENCE LEAVING SAID ROAD AND WITH THE LINE OF PATTERSON NORTH 19 DEG. 39 MIN 00 SEC EAST 28.40 FEET TO AN IRON PIN AT THE NORTH EDGE OF SUNSET GAP ROAD; THENCE CONTINUING WITH THE LINE OF PATTERSON NORTH 24 DEG 14 MIN 20 SEC EAST 85.48 FEET TO A STAKE; THENCE NORTH 33 DEG 12 MIN 40 SEC EAST 76.73 FEET TO A STAKE; THENCE NORTH 22 DEG 55 MIN 10 SEC EAST 162.19 FEET TO A STAKE; THENCE NORTH 54 DEG 00 MIN 50 SEC EAST 139.98 FEET TO A STAKE; THENCE NORTH 47 DEG 36 MIN 30 SEC EAST 149.08 FEET TO A STAKE; THENCE NORTH 49 DEG 34 MIN 30 SEC EAST 183.27 FEET TO A STAKE; THENCE NORTH 69 DEG 50 MIN 00 SEC EAST 143.19 FEET TO A STAKE; THENCE NORTH 56 DEG 12 MIN 10 SEC EAST 199.85 FEET TO A 3 INCH MAPLE; THENCE NORTH 55 DEG 37 MIN 10 SEC EAST 137.46 FEET TO A 2 INCH PINE; THENCE NORTH 35 DEG 39 MIN 10 SEC EAST 121.35 FEET TO A POST, CORNER TO PATTERSON; THENCE CONTINUING WITH THE LINE OF PATTERSON NORTH 75 DEG 17 MIN 00 SEC EAST 199.89 FEET TO AN 8 INCH TWIN OAK, CORNER TO WILLIAMS; THENCE WITH THE LINE OF WILLIAMS NORTH 71 DEG 02 MIN 30 SEC WEST 400.32 FEET TO A POINT IN THE CENTER LINE OF A BRANCH, CORNER TO ANNA LEE WILLIAMS; THENCE WITH THE SEVERANCE LINE OF THE LANDS OF ANNA LEE WILLIAMS SOUTH 34 DEG 31 MIN 40 SEC WEST 523.36 FEET TO A 14 INCH STUMP; THENCE SOUTH 61 DEG. 31 MIN 40 SEC WEST 508.49 FEET TO A IRON PIN, CORNER TO RUTH BRANAN; THENCE WITH THE LINE OF BRANAN SOUTH 14 DEG 39 MIN 10 SEC WEST 329.57 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING CONTAINING 4.79 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.† SUBJECT TO GOVERNMENTAL ZONING AND SUBDIVISION ORDINANCES AND REGULATIONS IN EFFECT. SUBJECT TO ANY AND ALL APPLICABLE RESTRICTIONS, EASEMENTS AND BUILDING SETBACK LINES AS ARE SHOWN IN THE RECORDS OF THE SAID REGISTER S OFFICE.† BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO ROBERT L. LETHCO AND WIFE, HAZEL B. LETHCO BY QUIT CLAIM DEED OF HAROLD H. LETHCO, DATED NOVEMBER 8, 2004 AND OF RECORD IN BOOK 2111, PAGE 85, SEVIER COUNTY REGISTER OF DEEDS OFFICE. Property Address: 4417 Wilhite Road Cosby, TN 37722 At the time of this publication, a search of the public records reveals no lien filed by the United States or the State of Tennessee which affects the above described property. The sale of the property described in said Deed of Trust shall be subject to any and all instrument of record, prior liens, encumbrances, deeds of trust, easements, restrictions, building lines, unpaid taxes, assessments, penalties and interest, if any.† All right and equity of redemption,† homestead, dower and all other exceptions are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good, but the Substitute Trustee will convey and sell only as Substitute Trustee.† The right is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day or time certain without further publication, upon announcement at the time for the above. Richard J. Myers, Substitute Trustee Date: May 18, 2010 APPERSON CRUMP PLC 6070 Poplar Avenue, Sixth Floor Memphis, TN 38119-3954 (901) 756-6300 Publish: 24, 31 May, 7 June 2010 May 24, 31 & June 7, 2010


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PHOTOS SUBMITTED 236 GENERAL Auto Mechanic Needed. With good people skills, must be avail to work weekends & run a computer. Call 9086999 ask for Ray.

COLLEGE STUDENTS & 2010 HS Grads $13 base-appt, FT/PT schedules, sales/svc, no exp nec, all ages 17+, conditions apply, 865-366-0277

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Housekeeper Needed $10/hr Full-time Apply Lid’l Dolly’s at traffic light #4 Lil Kings & Queens Child Care Center is now hiring for their new Sevierville location. Positions include: Teachers, both full & part time, substitutes, a cook and a director. For more information call 865-933-4850 Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Local cabin company taking applications for Reservationist, Assistant Manager, and Cleaners. Apply in person at: 333 Ski Mtn. Rd. Gatlinburg. Now Hiring! FT & PT positions available. MountainBrook Village 700 Markhill Dr. NOW HIRING! must be 21, have a knowledge of guns & computers. No nights or Sundays. Competitive wages. Apply in person Sevier Pawn & Loan, 103 West Main St. Sevierville PART TIME WORK ALL AGES 17+ Great pay, ideal for college students & ’10 hs grads, customer sales/svc, will train, conditions apply, 865-366-0277 PT Position in Sevierville sign co. Computer design/sign assembly. Training provided. Fax resume or email resume to 8654284284 or sales@signmastertn.com. SALES CLERK 10.00 Hr. Lid’l Dolly’s Light #4, P.F.

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Desk Clerk needed! Apply in person at MainStay Suites, 410 Pine Mt. Rd. Pigeon Forge.

238 HOTEL/MOTEL CLARION INN & SUITES Looking for dependable, detailed and customer service oriented personnel. Now accepting applications for the following full time positions: FRONT DESK Accepting applications 1100 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN.

CLARION INN & SUITES Looking for dependable, detailed and customer service oriented personnel. Now accepting applications for the following full time positions: Room Attendants Accepting applications 1100 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN. M-F Hiring Housekeepers. Apply in person. Fabulous Chalets 210 Cottage Dr., Gatlinburg. MasterCorp Inc., is hiring Housekeepers. We offer excellent wages, training, and weekly pay. Must be able to work weekends. Call 865-621-7128.

Now hiring Housekeepers. Apply in person, Park Tower Inn, 205 Sharon Dr. 239 OFFICE/CLERICAL EXPERIENCED PA R T- T I M E BOOKKEEPER WANTED Minimum 3 Years Experience in Payroll, Accts Payable, Excel/Word Experience a plus,Salary based on experience. Please send resume to P.O. BOX 809, Gatlinburg, TN 37738.

Reservationist / Clerical Help Needed. Computer experience req. Drug Free Workplace. Please call Bluff Mtn. Realty at 4533717. 242 RESTAURANT Mediterranean Grill located at 712 Parkway Sevierville Opening soon. Hiring Experienced Cooks, Bakers, Service People. 207-576-3658.

Pizza & Light Italian food cook. Mature only. Apply to Meatballs 10211 Chapman Hwy, Seymour. 5771099

356 STORAGE BUILDINGS

10X10 or 10X20 SELF STORAGE Convenient Location! 411 South, left on Robert Henderson Rd., 1/4 mil on right at Riverwalk Apts.

429-2962 R&E STORAGE, Jay Ell Road Units Available. First month rent free. 429-0948.

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Maintenance needed! Apply in person at MainStay Suites, 410 Pine Mt. Rd. Pigeon Forge.

OfďŹ ce / Warehouse space for rent. Conveniently located, water/sewer included. Call 388-0260 for more info.

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Pigeon Forge rental office seeking dependable, flexible reservationist. Excellent customer service skills required. Must be available nights and weekends. Full or Part time, year round employment. Experience preferred but not required. Fax confidential resume to 865-7745991.

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Modern ofďŹ ce space for lease $450/mo. Great location in Sevierville Business district Price includes all utilities, internet & phone service Kitchen Break Area Ample Parking. Furnished Prime Choice Realty

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3300 or 6600sq.ft. retail/ showroom space for rent in busy complex, with large delivery door. $2200mth for 3300 sq. ft. or $4000mth for 6600sq.ft. Call 865-388-5455 for more info.

5,000 or 10,000sq. ft. Office/ Warehouse space avail. for lease or sale. Veterans Blvd. Call 388-2795 or 2569946.

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Rooms for rent, weekly rates, furn., cable TV.

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1BD Apartment 710 W. Main St. Sev. About 1/2mile beyond Hardees. No Pets. Call 4532026 or 548-1486

1BD Efficiency Apart. all utilities & cable inclu. Off Indian Gap Rd. On Indian Gap Circle. 865755-2402 or 9335509.

Greystone Rentals Red Carpet Inn 349 East Parkway Gatlinburg, TN

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Mountain View Townhome apartment for rent 2BR 1.5BA. Newly remodeled with hardwood flooring & new carpet. Located in Gatlinburg. $650 mth 1st mth rent & security deposit required. For more information call 865-868-0449 Mon-Fri 8:30am5:30pm or 865356-3015 after hours & weekends RIVERWALK 1BR/1BA TO 2BR/2BA $545.00 to $695.00 865-429-2962 697 CONDO RENTALS

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Sevierville, Flat Creek area, 2 family living, 2 separate very nice homes on 2 acres.

1 BR Furnished, W/D, incl. water, cable, WIFI, local phone, indoor/outdoor pool

$695/mo. + dep.

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House 2BR Close to Sevierville. Sewer & water furnished. C/H. W/D hook up. $625 + dep. No pets. 453-9269 or 382-1966. KODAK 3BR/2BA Double Wide. New carpet, stove, fridge, W/D hkps. $750.00 865-429-4470 Sevierville 3/2 rancher w/central heat/air, 2 car garage on 1 acre. $950 mth Lease & security No pets. 453-9185 or 4054130 HUD PUBLISHER’S NOTICE All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, family status or national origin, or intention to make any such preferences, limitations or discrimination. State laws forbid discrimination in the sale, rental or advertising of real estate based on factors in addition to those protected under federal law. We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination, call HUD Toll-free at 1-800-6699777, The Toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.

Owner Financing 3BR 2BA all brick 2000 sq ft. In Kodak. $188,000 865-932-2613

Foreclosure Sale, 3 BD / 2 BA House in Kodak Area Appraised Value $240,000 Selling Price $186,500

House for Sale Great location in the Heart of Pigeon Forge 1400+ sq ft 3BR/2+BA Real wood floors New tile in bathrooms ***$134,900*** Not for rent or lease Call 865-850-6738

CUT OUT THE MIDDLEMAN Sell direct in the Classifieds!

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Rental house for sale, 3BR/2BA. Has monthly rental income. $99,000. Call 865-388-5455 for more info.

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RV and Tent Sites

Indian Camp Creek

Cherokee Lodge in Pigeon Forge

Monthly or Yearly Utilities & wiďŹ Bathhouse & Laundromat Near the Park 850-2487

2 BD / 2 BA On Excellent Rental Program

865-850-2004 722 BUSINESS BUILDINGS Outstanding Commercial Building ready for nightly rental office or pizza house restaurant. In Gatlinburg next to Westgate Resort 865-978-1056

943 AUTOMOBILE SALES 03 Pontiac Grand Am p/sunroof, Alloy wheels, p/ steering & brakes, Monsoon sound system original owner. $4,800 OBO 865607-0101

829 MANUFACTURED HOME SALES

NEW SINGLE WIDES

FROM $368 PER MONTH 5% ON 240 MO. 7.5 APR W.A.C. EASY LOAN BY PHONE

LeConte Landing, FSBO. Reduced. 3BR 2BA, Very Desirable location. 865-414-0117.

831 MOBILE HOME PARK LOTS

865-453-0086

1964 Ford Thunderbird All original. Great body & interior. Run great. Needs transmission work. $9000 OBO 9088445 944 VAN SALES

1999 Chevy Venture Mini Van $1950. cash. Call 4292284.

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HORSE TRAILER, SAWS, AIR COMPRESSORS, AND MUCH MORE!

Kodak,

3/2 ranch house, carport, private setting. $750/mo. 865-591-6145 or visit

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710 HOMES FOR SALE

Redbud area. 3BR/2BA w/ storage unit Like new. $800 mth. + dep.

Sevierville 3BR/2BA 1100 SF 1 car garage Fenced in yard $132,000 Call 654-9437

428-5212 Hwy 321 Pittman Center area. 1&2 BR cabin on creek. Fully furnished. Utilities included. $200 & $225 wk. 850-2487

Cute 2BR/1BA walking distance to school. $800/mo. – $800/dep.

405-2116 Executive Home 3 BR 2 car garage Wears Valley Call (865) 607-4792

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BANK OWNED BEAUTIFUL 1 yr old 2BR, 2BA doublewide in exclusive Keenland Farms. Rare opportunity for only $85,900! Bruce Webb NEAT 2BR 2BA log home w/ loft, cathedral ceilings, stone ďŹ replace & much more! Only $65,000! Ashley Tatum. LOG CABIN off Wears Valley Rd. 2 BR, 1.5 BA, many features. Great buy @ only $85,900. Special ďŹ nancing available. Degan Greene.

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OPEN HOUSE: FRIDAY JUNE 4 from 5-7pm DIRECTIONS: From Sevierville take Chapman Hwy. towards Knoxville, turn left at Exxon Station onto Whites School Rd. and go 2/10 mile, turn right onto Goose Gap Rd. and go 4/10 mile, turn right onto Sugar Loaf Rd., go 6/10 mile, turn left onto Thomas Rd., bear right at the fork on Thomas Rd. and follow Thomas Rd. 1/2 mile to Sale Site on left.

!5#4)/.%%23 #/--%.43 We have been commissioned by Ms. Eula Floyd to sell this beautiful property situated near the base of Bluff Mt., with the west prong of Gists Creek bordering the front of property. The property is divided into 5 tracts with the main home & mobile home on smaller tracts and three nice big 6 acre tracts. Private and wooded, each has a great building site surrounded by mature trees to insure your privacy. Great location for cabins, or any type of homes. Just minutes from downtown Sevierville or Pigeon Forge. We will also be selling some good tools, a few antiques and personal property. ATTEND, BID & BUY. DON’T MISS THIS ONE, SATURDAY, JUNE 5, AT 10:30 AM. TERMS: 10% Deposit day of sale, balance due at closing within 21 days. There will be a 10% Buyers Premium added to each successful bid. Announcements made day of sale supersede any and all printed or verbal statements made by the Owners or the Auction Co. Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Terms on Personal Property, cash or check day of sale. NOTICE: Under U.S. c4582 (d) the purchaser of a single family residence has a maximum of ten (10) days to conduct a risk assessment or inspection of the property for the presence of lead-based paint hazards. May 27, 2010 begins this ten (10) day period.

Webb Properties, LLC (865) 922-5500 Please call for our weekly list of foreclosures.

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Gatlinburg: Secluded chalet, w/private drive, in arts & crafts community. 1BR downstairs & loft BR overlooking living RM. 16’ cathedral ceiling, CHA, utility RM w/WD connection. Appx. 1200 SF with 800 SF deck. Reduced to $725mo. (incl. water & garbage pickup) 1 year lease, first & last + $500. damage dep. Some pets OK. Avail now! Must See! 865-5482474,

$1500/mo.

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Offer a service and want to advertise? Place your ad in the Service Directory! Call Kayla or Christy at 428-0746!


Comics ◆ A17

Monday, May 24, 2010 ◆ The Mountain Press Family Circus

Close to Home

Advice

Screener gives tips on submitting online employment applications

Zits

Blondie

Baby Blues

Beetle Bailey

Dear Annie: I am a screener of online applications for a company that has more than 125 stores across nine states. Each week, we get hundreds of applications. My job is to reject the unsuitable candidates and perform a short phone interview with the promising ones. The qualified are forwarded to an area manager for consideration. Competing for employment is serious business these days. I’m astonished at how carelessly people present their applications. Please pass these pointers on to your readers: 1. Get a serious e-mail address. Create something simple and direct such as yourname@ whatever.com. Keep the cutesy-sexy ones for your friends. I’m not impressed with “hottie99.” 2. Your Facebook friends may not mind if you misspell, abbreviate and use all caps or all lower case, but to a recruiter, this appears unprofessional and not very intelligent. 3. Be available. Accept blocked calls, and make sure you answer the phone as if your next job depends on the person at the other end. 4. The voice message on your answering device should be clear and upbeat. 5. Follow instructions when responding to a message from a company to which you’ve applied. I sincerely hope this information helps someone. — Screener Dear Screener: We’re certain it will. Thank you for taking the time to give our job-seeking readers a few pointers that will undoubtedly help them rise above the pack. Dear Annie: My older

brother is a junior in high school, and my parents spend all their time trying to find the right college for him. They have gone through books and magazines, but frankly, my brother could care less. He’s lazy and is letting my parents do all the work for him. Anyway, because of this I am being neglected. Not a lack of food or water, just attention. This also happened when my brother was in middle school and was having a hard time with teachers and schoolwork. My mom promised it would never happen again, but three years later, here we are. I’m invisible to my mother. I’ve talked to her about it, but she says I’m so independent and selfsufficient that she doesn’t think I need the attention. But, Annie, on my birthday, they totally forgot me because they were visiting colleges with my brother. When this happened last time, my mom and I went to therapy. It helped then, but what do I do now? — Neglected Dear Neglected: There’s an old saying, “The squeaky wheel gets the oil.” Your brother requires more assistance than you and, therefore, gets more attention. But your parents probably bless you every day for being so lowmaintenance. Talk to your mother again, and remind her of the suggestions made by your therapist. Also discuss this with your father and even

t o d ay ’ s p u z z l e

Garfield

Barney Google and Snuffy Smith

For Better Or Worse

Tina’s Groove

your school counselor. And keep in mind, your brother will be leaving for college in the near future, and then you’ll have your folks all to yourself. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Confused,” the disabled 58-year-old woman whose relatives want her to dump her 73-year-old husband and keep trying to control her health care. You missed an important opportunity to remind everyone, and especially folks with health issues, to have a legally crafted and properly executed advanced medical directive and living will. “Confused” would then have the opportunity to express her wishes and to state who would be the one to implement them when necessary. That would eliminate the inter-familial hassles and fighting. — A.E. Dear A.E.: It is always wise to have your endof-life wishes in writing, and we appreciate the reminder to our readers. In this particular instance, however, we doubt it would end the family fights. Her relatives want to control everything, including her marriage. Unfortunately, no living will covers that. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to anniesmailbox@comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045. To find out more about Annie’s Mailbox and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.


A18 ◆

The Mountain Press ◆ Monday, May 24, 2010

MEMORIAL

NO-PROFIT HOLIDAY

NOW THROUGH MEMORIAL DAY

Notice is hereby given that Carl Hatcher Furniture located at 307 Court Avenue, Sevierville, TN has declared a No Profit Holiday Monday, MAY 24 through Monday MAY 31. Every item in their vast inventory of furniture will be placed on the bargain block. Many items will be sold at cost, some below and some slightly higher. In any event, the prices will be at sensational savings. Prices have been slashed on this huge selection of Name Brand Furniture and Accessories featuring La-Z-Boy, Broyhill, Lane, Ashley, Millennium, Tempur-pedic and more. If you like saving on Brand Name Furniture then Carl Hatcher Furniture’s No Profit Holiday will be the place for you. Regardless of cost or loss, prices have been slashed on this GIGANTIC SELECTION of Brand Name furniture featuring sofas, loveseats, chairs, recliners, reclining sofas, sleeper sofas, sectionals, dining rooms, bedrooms, curio cabinets, living room tables and lamps, pictures, accessories, gifts and much more. Bring your truck or trailer and save on delivery and installation charges. Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard and Discover accepted plus long term financing is available with your approved credit. This is without a doubt the single most important furniture savings event held in the area. Make your dreams of fine furniture come true before these tremendous selections and values disappear and these ridiculously low prices are gone forever!

MONDAY, MAY 24- MONDAY, MAY 31. www.carlhatcherfurniture.com #OURT!VENUEs3EVIERVILLE

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May 24, 2010  

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