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The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 26, No. 227 ■ August 15, 2010 ■ ■ $1.25



Seasonal record set By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer

5Dribbling to the Hall of Fame Retired county teacher was a hoops star at Mercer University Sports, Page A8

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Greg Smelcer, dispatcher/operations for SCES, watches power usage at the Gist Creek and south Pigeon Forge sub stations. Smelcer can pull up any sub stations on the monitors and make power adjustments as needed.

SEVIERVILLE — The unmerciful heat of summer 2010 will go down in the record books, at least for now, for having pushed Sevier County residents to set a new record for warm-weather energy use. Sevier County Electric System Secretary/Treasurer Allen Robbins reports the utility hit its all-time summer peak on July 24, when the National Weather Service See Record, Page A3

5Healing and blessing Pastor receives kidney from church member Mountain Life, Page B1


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Weather Today Partly sunny High: 91° Curt Habraken/The Mountain Press

Tonight Mostly cloudy Low: 72° DETAILS, Page A6

Obituaries Donna Jean Ayers, 55 Derik B. Campbell, 38 Harold W. Cooper, 79 Griffis E. DeNeen, 88 Dewey E. Large, 88 Margaret N. Lester Lloyd Murphy, 69 Pauline T. Parrott, 79 Margaret Romines, 81 H. Donald Shultz, 74 Jewell M. Trupiano DETAILS, Page A4-5

Index Local & State . . . . . A1-6 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . A8-12 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . B2 Classifieds . . . . . . B11-14

Corrections The Mountain Press is committed to accuracy. Please report factual errors by calling 428-0748 Ext. 214.

Jill Roberts, with Snow Sign Works, makes repairs to the New Center School sign, hoping to have it fully operational for students today. The sign was hit by a car and knocked over during the summer.

School year offers ‘new beginning’ Officials quizzed about start of classes Debra Cline, director of curriculum and instruction, and Jim Wade, director of personnel and purchasing support services, discuss what lies ahead in the new academic year in Sevier County Schools. Director of Schools Jack Parton, who was recovering from arm surgery at the time of the interview, was not present but contributed information as well. The interview was conducted by staff writer Ellen Brown.

their child should ride — or over what school their child should attend — they should call the bus garage at 453-3568. We ask that people be patient with us. Parents also need to make sure they’re communicating with the schools about any allergies their child has and that they have an accurate phone number on file for our automated message system. We encourage all parents to look at the student handbooks and make use of our district Web site, Wade: There are very few changes MP: Monday starts the beginin Board of Education policies. The ning of the 2010-2011 school percentage of free and reduced lunch, year. What changes can parents, however, has increased — you’re talkstudents and others expect? ing hundreds. It has to do with the Cline: All state testing has been recession and families who are hurting realigned, and new benchmarks have financially. We didn’t use to have that been set. We’re in the second year of implementation of reading, math, arts (percentage) in Sevier County. We try to make sure that every child has propand science. We’ve done a complete er nutrition, and we haven’t increased set of lessons to help teachers as they meal charges for four years. work towards meeting curriculum MP: What have been some standards, and most importantly, to of the financial challenges the help improve student achievement. They’re able to really drill down in the school system has faced recently? Wade: The schools’ budget statewide classroom to meet specific skills of the and here in Sevier County is extremely kids. We feel good about what we’re tight. We just don’t have the money doing. to be adding new teachers. Debbie’s Wade: If parents remember what (Cline) actually lost staff members they were doing in the third grade, their child will be doing the same thing through retirement, and they have not been replaced. We didn’t cut any perin second grade. sonnel, and we’ve been able to mainCline: Another change is that tain. We were able to purchase textwe won’t be running buses from books this year for middle and secondCatlettsburg to Sevierville primary, ary language arts. Karen (King, schools elementary, middle and intermedifinance director) squeezes every dollar. ate schools (although they will go to Lots of people have made this possible. Sevier County High School). We ask It’s not magic, it’s hard work and coopthat parents complete all informaerativeness. This is the second year in tion before the first day of school so bus arrangements can go smoothly. If they have a question about which bus See Beginning, Page A3

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David Loy will move from the classroom to the office in his new position as assistant principal at Seymour Middle School.

Loy looks forward to new role as assistant principal By ELLEN BROWN Staff Writer When David Loy applied for the position of assistant principal at Seymour Middle School, he had been a teacher with Sevier County Schools for the past 15 years. “I thought long and hard about what I wanted to do,” said the Jefferson County native, who received his Education Specialist degree in

supervision from Lincoln Memorial University. “I talked to friends I respected and admired, and I decided to throw my hat into the ring.” It was his mother who first interested him in a career in education. “She had been an educator, and I saw the advantages and rewards of her working with children. She was a good role model.” See Loy, Page A3

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Submitted Report NEWPORT — According to Newport Animal Shelter Director Carol Hood, there has recently been an overwhelming number of adult cats, adolescent cats and kittens coming into their shelter. To help them find a home, the shelter is sponsoring a cat adoption day, with lowered adoption fees, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 28. The Newport Animal Shelter is located at 420 Humane Way. Adoption fee for kittens is $35 which covers spay or neuter, feline distemper and rabies shots, microchip and deworming. For cats 6 months to 1 year, the adoption fee is $20, which covers spay or neuter, feline distemper and rabies shots, and deworming. Adoption fee for housecats is $10 which covers spay or neuter, feline distemper and rabies shots, and deworming. To see some of the cats available check and go to the Newport Animal Shelter Site. The shelter will have microchipping available for $15, and feline leukemia and feline aids testing for $25. For further information call (423) 6231010.

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Westgate Resorts has supported the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce school supplies effort. Carey Woods, Pi Beta Phi assistant principal, and Glenn Bogart, principal, accepted the recent donation of school supplies. Also pictured are some of the school supplies collected from Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort employees.

Bikers for Babies event set for Aug. 28 Submitted Report PIGEON FORGE — The March of Dimes’ annual Bikers for Babies event features a scenic ride in the Smoky Mountains through Sevier and Cocke counties. The ride will be held Aug. 28 starting at Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the ride will leave at 11. The entry fee is $15 for single riders and $20 for double riders. Free T-shirts will be given to all riders. The ride ends at Smoky’s Sports Pub and Grub, 1151 Parkway, Gatlinburg,

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GATLINBURG — He owns the longest running theater in Sevier County. He has spearheaded an effort to spay and neuter pets. He has been an elected official. Don MacPherson has given a lot to his community. Now his friends and co-workers are giving some back. MacPherson is battling a second occurrence of cancer. A benefit show will be held at his Sweet Fanny Adams Theater to raise money to help defray some of his medical expenses. The show is set for 8 p.m. Wednesday at the theater in downtown Gatlinburg, Tickets are $25. To attend call the theater box office at 436-4039. “He had surgery last year, and they did chemo and radiation and it looked like everything was gone,” said Dennis Snider, family friend and emcee for the benefit show. “This year the cancer came back. Once again he’s trying to battle it.” MacPherson is going through cancer treatments and is not performing these days. The show is still performed six days a week. The benefit has been organized by friends and will include the Sweet Fanny Adams cast as well as Pigeon Forge magician Terry Evanswood. All of the proceeds will go to MacPherson’s medical expenses not covered by insurance. After years in show business, many of them running a stage show in Las Vegas, MacPherson and his wife Pat were

Don MacPherson benefit show What: Fundraiser to help defray medical expenses for Sweet Fanny Adams owner and performer Don MacPherson n When: 8 p.m. Wednesday (doors open at 7) n Where: Sweet Fanny Adams Theater, 461 Parkway, downtown Gatlinburg n Tickets: $25. Call 4364039. n

looking for a family-friendly place to settle down when they discovered Gatlinburg. He opened the theater in 1977. “Their two children were very young and they wanted to raise them away from Las Vegas,” Snider said. “They were used to traveling a lot.” No theater has been open in Sevier County as long as Sweet Fanny Adams, and it’s always been at 461 Parkway where 441 and 321 come together. It’s an intimate setting with just 164 seats for the audience. Don and Pat were soon joined on stage by son Chris, who started acting around age 10. He remains

a part of the show. His sister Jennifer used to perform, but now is the manager of the theater. Pat retired about five years ago to spend more time with her grandchildren. “This benefit is not being done by Don and Pat,” Snider said. “Everybody wanted to do something to help. You’ll see the same cast that performs at the theater, along with Terry Evanswood.” Snider’s wife Janice has long been active at the theater both on stage and off. Snider used to perform a little, but these days he works for the Sevier County Economic Development Council. Don MacPherson has been more than just a theater owner in Gatlinburg. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, served a stint on the City Commission and supported the One By One program that provides spay and neutering services to pets whose owners can’t afford to have that done. In addition to his theater work, MacPherson rewrote a stage show at the old Silver Dollar City and did some writing for Dixie Stampede when it first opened.

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recorded a high temperature of 100 degrees for the area. Though the 313,210 kilowatt hours used are still a long way from the winter peak of 402,110, it’s a pretty impressive number. “When you consider that the average monthly usage for our 32,832 residential customers is 1,272 kilowatt hours, that really puts it into perspective,� Robbins says. “That’s a bunch of energy.� The peak easily eclipsed the previous record of 294,256 set back in the summer of 2007, another hot and dry season. With heating and cooling systems claiming 50 to 55 percent of average residential usage, Robbins says there is a to-be-expected correlation between energy use and higher or lower temperatures. However, just having the thermometer near the breaking point doesn’t necessarily equal a recordusage day. “There is a direct correlation between the heat and energy demand, but there are other factors that play into that,� Robbins says. As an example, there were two other days in July when the weather service’s local gauges recorded a triple digit reading. The reason July 24 claimed the record is the low for the day was only 77, several degrees above 100-degree day July 8’s 71. “The biggest issue we’re seeing this summer is that we’re not having that evening cool down that we usually see, so the heat has some longevity to it,� Robbins says. “That means your air conditioner is also having to work through the overnight hours when it might otherwise shut off for a while.� Since June, the area has recorded 58 total days of 90 degree or greater heat, with the first 13 days of August so far handily topping that mark, including three days of 99 degree heat. Additionally, there has not been a single day this summer when the day’s average temperature has been lower than the normal for the day, with some days coming in double digits ahead of where the area might expect to be. Topping all that off, it looks unlikely July 24 will hold the record for long. Just about a week and a half after the mark was set, the area recorded a high temperature of 101

degrees on Aug. 4, with a low of only 78. While the data for August energy usage isn’t yet available, Robbins says it’s certainly reasonable to think there may be a new peak number when it is. For those who have opened their electric bills this summer and found themselves, for a change, lightheaded from something besides the heat, Robbins and Sevier County Electric offer some tips, including: n Turn your thermostat up as far as your comfort will allow you. Just a few degrees can make a huge difference when you’re talking about 50 to 55 percent of your energy usage. n Don’t turn your air conditioner off when you’re away or push the temperature way up, only to demand it drop the temperature quickly several degrees when you return. This actually uses considerably more energy than just leaving the temperature steady. n However, if you can slowly lower the temperature or raise it only slightly when you’re gone, allowing your home to get warmer while you’re gone can save you money. n Turn off lights when you’re not in a room. Contrary to the old myth, under normal circumstances it does not take more energy to turn a light on and off than it does to leave it running. n Make sure you shut down electronics when they’re not in use and, if possible, keep them on a power strip that you can switch off when they’re not needed. Unplugging cell phone and other charges when not in use can also help because, though they may be off or not charging, they’re still drawing power. That’s called “phantom load.� n Take fewer baths and shorter showers. This is a tip often given for saving water but it also applies to conserving energy. That’s because about 20 percent of an average home’s energy use is consumed in heating water. n


that involves a partnership with 3From Page A1 Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts? Cline: We’ve got some a row that our employees have received a step general conception, and now we’re waiting on in pay grade. It can be information on funding. quite small — none of Outside funding is the them are large. There have been no 5 percent only way we could move forward. raises or anything like Wade: There’s no that. Cline: In tough finan- money right now. MP: What’s new cial times, if you have with construction in people doing their jobs and who are committed the schools? Wade: Catlettsburg to the school system, we will still deliver an effec- Elementary School tive educational system and Pittman Center Elementary School are that year. Through done. We’ve been given Jack’s (Parton) leadertriple-wide classrooms ship, we know how to from a Presbyterian handle growth, how to school in Knoxville, build buildings, how but we had to transfer to get by with what we them. Various things have. The community understands that we try here and there are being fixed. With the heat to do the most we can. wave, there will be air MP: What is the conditioning problems, latest news on the but maintenance is preproposed Smoky pared. Mountain School Cline: They’ve done of Appalachian a lot of air conditionCulture and Arts


and two brothers, one in Alaska and the other in South Carolina. “I really enjoy being Loy student-taught at with my kids in the sumSevierville Intermediate mer — it’s the luxury School when John Enloe of being an educator. was principal. I used to play a lot of “He helped me get in golf, but now I get a bigthere, and I’m forever ger kick out of watching indebted to him.� them play.� He ended up staying As for his new coat SIS for seven years workers, “They’ve been before leaving to teach at great,� he said. Northview Middle School “People in Sevier for nine years. County are just so A huge Pittsburgh friendly. I can’t tell you Steelers fan (he has how many people have several Super Bowl pen- walked through my nants in his new office), door, welcoming me he also coached football, to the building. I feel basketball and vollike I’m going to learn leyball when he was at a lot from (principal) Northview. Dr. (Faye) Nelson. I’m “I must have had 70 also very grateful to or 80 games last year! Jack Parton (director of Not coaching is going to schools) and everyone give me more time with at the schools’ Central my family and more time Office. I consider this to focus on being a good position an honor.� assistant principal.� His philosophy on Family includes wife education is simple. Gina, a medical social “Any decision I make, worker for Covenant I want to make it with Home Health; children the children being first Andy, 11, and Emma, 10, who attend school in Jefferson County, where the family lives;

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ing work this summer. There will be a lot of spot-checking and quick turnarounds in the first weeks of school. The land has been purchased and the dirt has been moved for the new Northview Academy. This is a very positive thing for Sevier County High School and the northern end of the county. Wade: They should be dragging the trenches for the footers after Labor Day. MP: What is your overall prediction for the new school year? Cline: (Wednesday) we had new teachers here for orientation and I couldn’t wait to get to work. Each school year is truly a new beginning, an opportunity to do something great. Wade: And to start over.

DANDRIDGE (AP) — A jury in Dandridge has convicted a Jefferson County man of first-degree murder in an ax slaying. District Attorney Jimmy Dunn told The Knoxville News Sentinel 29-year-old Brandon Sean Sutton was sentenced to life in prison without parole after the verdict as returned Friday. Sutton was found guilty of using a decorative medieval-style ax to kill a a 26-year-old acquaintance, Anthony Scott Gibbs, in January 2007. Dunn said a group of people were in the house and they had all been out drinking before Gibbs fell asleep on a couch and Sutton began striking him with the ax.


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Dewey Ernest Large

Griffis Earl DeNeen

Margaret N. Lester

Dewey Ernest Large, 88, died August 13, 2010 at the Ben Atchley Veterans’ Nursing facility in Knoxville, Tennessee. The receiving of friends (noon until 2 p.m.) and funeral service (2 p.m.) will be held on Monday, August 16 at Weatherford’s Mortuary, 158 S. Jefferson Circle, Oak Ridge, TN. Rev. Henry Lenoir of Solway United Methodist Church will officiate. Mr. Large was born May 11, 1922, in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in Sevier County, TN to Bernard and Flora Large. After graduating from Sevier County High School, he attended Berry College in Mt. Berry, Georgia. There he met the young lady who was to become his lifelong love, Annie Irene Owens. Dewey’s educational pursuits were interrupted by WW II, when he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps earning various medals of valor and the Purple Heart. Returning home to his family, he continued his education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus receiving the Bachelor of Science in 1947 and, later, the Master of Science in Chemistry and Physics. Mr. Large began his career as a high school principal in Gatlinburg, TN. He later moved to Oak Ridge, TN to work for the Institute of Nuclear Studies. Dewey then became the curator for the Museum of Atomic Energy. After that he worked for the Atomic Energy Commission (later known as the Dept. of Energy) until retirement. After retirement he developed the Scientific Ecology Group which was dedicated to research and development in the technology for safely containing and storage of nuclear and hazardous waste. Active in the religious life of his family and community, he held the positions of Sunday school teacher, Superintendant and Deacon at the Hurst Chapel Baptist Church, Mill Creek, TN and Pigeon Forge Baptist. In Oak Ridge, he was a Sunday school teacher and Deacon at the Robertsville Baptist Church. For many years, he was an active member of the Order of the Masons, Sevierville Lodge. Mr. Large was an avid supporter of Berry College, Mt. Berry, Georgia. He is survived by his three daughters and one son, nine grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Flora Large, his wife, Annie Irene Large, his sister, Edith Chambers-Hale, and one grandson. Along with flowers, donations may be made to organizations dedicated to the advancement of science and technology, Disabled American Veterans, and Berry College. An online guest book may be signed at

Griffis Earl DeNeen, age 88 of Sevierville, TN, passed away Thursday, August 12, 2010. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he served during World War II as a pilot and then in Korea with the 13th Bomb Squadron. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Sevierville and the Sevierville Lions Club. After 25 years of service, Griff retired from the Detroit Police Force as Detective Sergeant and was also a member of the Berkley Masonic Lodge in Michigan. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Hope DeNeen; sons and daughters-inlaw, Roger and Carmen DeNeen, Jeff and Pam DeNeen, Brian and Linda DeNeen; daughter and son-in-law, Ellen and Bob Zasowski; grandchildren, Andrea and husband Blake, Jason, Mathew and wife Lindsey, Justin, Suzanne, Ryan and wife Jamie, Brynne, Christopher, Kelley, Emily, Gail, Carole, and Peter; and six great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 500 Belle Ave., Sevierville, TN 37862, or to Covenant Hospice, 300 Lakebrook Blvd., Suite 201, Knoxville, TN 37909, or to the charity of your choice. Memorial service 11 a.m. Thursday, August 19th at First Presbyterian Church in Sevierville with Pastor Terrye McAnally officiating. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.

Margaret N. Lester, of Sevierville, went home to her Savior The Lord Jesus Christ August 2, 2010 at home. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Sevierville. She was at her best meeting people and making friends, telling them about Jesus or praying for some need they may share. She had the distinction of being born and married in the same house in Norfolk, VA. She was preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Salida Newton of Norfolk, VA and one brother Clarence Lee Newton, Jr. of California. She is survived by her husband of 60 years Charles F. Lester and a son Charles Jr. and his wife Sharon of Gloucester, VA, sister-in-law Hazel Harper of Virginia Beach and brothers-in-law Howard Edwards of Lebanon, MO and Alton Edwards of Virginia Beach and their extended families. Gifts in memory of Margaret would be accepted by First Baptist Church, Sevierville, Outreach Ministries, 317 Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862. Burial was in Norfolk, VA in the family plot last Sunday. A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church, Sevierville on Tuesday August 17th at 4 p.m. with Rev. Jerry Hyder officiating. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.

Margaret Hazel Rainwater Romines Margaret Hazel Rainwater Romines, 81 of Knoxville, formerly of Cleveland, Ohio, died Friday, Aug. 13, 2010. She was a member of Bogart Chapel Methodist Church in Dandridge. Survivors: brothers Carl Rainwater (Brenda) and Kermit Rainwater; sisters Myrt Hagen, Janice Ford (Walter), Charlotte Worth (Carl); sister-in-law Ebbie Julie Dockery; nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug.14, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Alan McCarter officiating. The family will meet at Fox Cemetery in Sevierville for a 2 p.m. interment Sunday, Aug. 15. The family received friends Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Bogart Chapel Methodist Church.


H. Donald Shultz H. Donald Shultz, 74 of Gatlinburg, died Aug. 12, 2010, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. He was a member and deacon of Hills Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors: wife, Ethel Shultz; sons, Garry Shultz and wife Diana, Mike Shultz; daughter, Jennifer Bush and husband Tommy; sister, Janella Roop; four grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren; one great-greatgrandchild. Services were held Saturday, Aug. 14 at Rawlings Funeral Home with the Rev. Lowell Wilson and Brian Huff officiating. Interment followed in Webbs Creek Cemetery. n


In Memoriam

Pauline Thomas Parrott

Pauline Thomas Parrott, 79, widow of Herbert D. Parrott, died August 13, 2010 at her residence. A native of Sevierville, TN, Mrs. Parrott was a daughter of the late John and Myrtle E. Manning Thomas. She was a longtime resident of New Ellenton, S.C. She was a member of Corinth Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters; Pamela P. (Richard G.) Willard, Aiken, Deborah Winburn, New Ellenton, two grandchildren; Richard (Vanessa) Willard and Ryan Willard and a great-granddaughter, Raegan Willard. Mrs. Parrott was preceded in death by her husband Herbert, daughter, Vicki Ann Parrott and son, Larry Rex Parrott. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Corinth Baptist Church with The Rev.’s Brancie Stephens and Michael Bell officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery, officiated by Rev. Kirby Bunton. Please visit the online guest register at

Donna Jean Ayers Donna Jean Ayers, 55 of Sevierville, died Friday, Aug.13, 2010. She was an employee of the Grand Resort Hotel. She and Eric Ayers were spiritually wed Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010. Survivors: husband, Eric Ayers; daughters, Angela Reese and Tandy Dawn Jones; sisters, Debra Cates, Denise Townsend, Diana Jean and Dixie Shelton; brothers, James Anthony Jean, Kenneth Eugene Jean, Mark A. Jean, and Brent Shelton; mother and step-father, Delores and Benjamin Shelton; step-son, Mitchell Ayers. Cremation services provided by McCarty Funeral Directors and Cremation Services, 607 Wall Street, Sevierville.







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Jewell Marie Trupiano Jewell Marie Trupiano, of Sevierville, passed away Friday, August 13, 2010. She was preceded in death by her: parents, Lena B. and William R. Lynch; husband, Henry A. Trupiano; brother, James W. Lynch; sonin-law, Thomas M. Waroway; and first husband, John A. Secord. Survived by: daughters and sons-in-law, Jennifer Waroway, Jill & Mike Rambo, and Jan & Hollis Williams; grandchildren and spouses, Matthew & Jurgita Waroway, Todd Waroway, Holli Williams Bates & husband Jeremy, Bryan & Andrea Rambo, Dustin Rambo, Katie Williams, and Austin Williams; brother and sister-in-law, Robert D. & Joan Lynch; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Phyllis Perkowski, Betty & Dooley May, and Ellen Chambers. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Tuesday with a service to follow at 7 p.m. in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville with Rev. Bobby Ely officiating. n

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Harold Wallace Cooper Harold Wallace Cooper, age 79 of Sevierville, passed away Thursday, August 12, 2010. Death due to complications from a fall that occurred in June. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Postal Service. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert H. and Bessie Cooper, brothers James and Robert Cooper, and sisters Pauline Marler, Ollie Vaughn, Evelyn Cooper, Mildred Cooper, and Irene Cooper. Survivors include his wife, Helen R. Cooper; daughter, Carol Richardson and husband Bill of Hot Springs, AR; son, Wally Cooper and wife Ashley of Knoxville; grandsons, Seth Richardson and wife Caralisa, Barret Richardson, Brian Cooper, Kendall Cooper; sister, Altha Ball; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142. Family and friends will meet 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Tennessee Veterans Cemetery for graveside service with Rev. Bruce Adams officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n

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Lloyd Murphy

Derik Bret Campbell

Lloyd Murphy, age 69, of Sevierville, went to be with the Lord Friday, August 13, 2010. He was preceded in death by his daughter Anita Murphy, parents, Charles and Mary Hale Murphy. Brother Lyle Murphy, and sisters Wanita and Virginia Murphy. Survivors: children, Nina Thomas and husband Davy, Chuck Murphy and wife Penny, Michelle Murphy, David Murphy and wife Judy, Brydie Murphy; grandchildren, Makenzie Thomas, Madison Thomas, Anthony Murphy, Travis Prater, Jim McCollum, Matthew Alexander, Richard Landis, Naomi Shagaby; brother, Eugene Murphy. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee, 4450 Walker Boulevard, Suite 2, Knoxville, Tennessee 37917-1523. Family and friends will meet 9 a.m. Monday at Atchley’s Seymour Memory Gardens for graveside service and interment. Friends may call at their convenience after 12 p.m. Sunday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.

Derik Bret Campbell, age 38 of Sevierville, died suddenly of a heart attack on Wednesday, August 11, 2010. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers Stanley Henry and Bernie Campbell and uncle Michael Henry. Survivors include his father, Wes Campbell; mother, Patsy Campbell Ownby; brothers, Michael, Douglas, and James Campbell; grandmothers, Betty Campbell, Cecile Henry; special friend and life partner, Stephanie Paulson; extended family, Michael Ownby; and special friends, Glen Shaulis, Joe Maurice. Memorial service 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Jones Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Dan King officiating.



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Wienermobile to be at Kroger

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, a 27-foot-long hot dog on wheels, will be at Kroger on Wears Valley Road from 1 to 4:30 p.m. today. The drivers will be taking free pictures and handing out Wiener Whistles and coupons.



Roe to speak at GOP meeting

U.S. Rep. Phil Roe of Tennessee’s 1st Congressional District will be the featured guest speaker at Tuesday’s meeting of the Sevier County Republican Party. Roe’s remarks will follow a reception in his honor at the Sevier County courthouse beginning at 6 p.m. Sevier County Republicans are celebrating a sweep in all contested county elections on Aug. 5.



Repaving project to affect traffic

Traffic will be affected at the north end of town for the milling and paving of Parkway (Highway 441) from the city Limits south through traffic light 3. The state project will require temporary rerouting of traffic lanes. The Parkway will be reduced to two lanes between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m. MondayThursday this week and maybe Aug. 23-26. All four lanes of traffic will be reopened at 7 a.m. daily.



Rep. Roe to speak to area veterans U.S. Rep. Phil Rowe will speak to veterans and their families at 4 p.m. Tuesday at American Legion Post 104. Membership in the American Legion is not required to attend the meeting. The Post is located at 403 W. Main St. next to the Highlands Union Bank.



Coed softball league forming

Sevierville Parks and Recreation is now registering teams for the upcoming fall coed softball season. Fee for the league will be $300 per team. Games will be played on Monday and Thursday nights starting Aug. 23. For more information contact Patrick Oxley at 755-9045 or 453-5441, also by e-mail to poxley@

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Jar removed from bear cub’s head

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A black bear cub in Florida affectionately known as “jarhead” can finally enjoy a good meal. A clear plastic container was removed from the 6-month-old cub’s head after being stuck for at least 10 days. The cub poked its head into the jar when digging through trash in a neighborhood in central Florida. Biologists say the cub was days away from death because the jar made it impossible to eat or drink. The team had to tranquilize the mother bear and then grab the cub to remove the jar from the bear’s head.

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Haslam praises Dems in TV ad By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press Writer NASHVILLE — Republican gubernatorial nominee Bill Haslam’s first television ad of the general election campaign pledges to continue the legacy of four prominent Tennessee politicians, including two who have endorsed his Democratic opponent Mike McWherter. The one-minute ad launching statewide Sunday says Haslam will follow the model of “great leaders” like Republican U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker and of current and former Govs. Phil Bredesen and Ned McWherter, both Democrats.

Mike McWherter, a Jackson beer distributor, has been endorsed by his father and by Bredesen, who can’t run again because of term limits. The four politicians depicted in the ad are “people who take our natural good and give it a shine,” the narrator says. “There’s another good man from Tennessee. Thinks he can make a difference.” Including Alexander, who was governor before Ned McWherter, the ad refers to three of the last four Tennessee governors. It does not mention the most recent Republican Gov. Don Sundquist, who is reviled in GOP circles because of his support for a state income tax.

McWherter spokesman Shelby White said Haslam’s ad “fails to address the fact that his family strongly supported Don Sundquist and raised millions of dollars to support their quest for a state income tax. “Haslam is desperately trying to hijack the legacies of Ned McWherter and Phil Bredesen, legacies that his family initially opposed,” he said. Haslam’s father, Jim Haslam, was a board member of Citizens for Fair Taxes, a group formed in 1999 with a budget of $1.8 million to advocate for tax reform. The group did not support any particular plan among the several proposed by lawmakers and Sundquist.

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National quote roundup “As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country. That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances. This is America, and our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakable.” — President Barack Obama of mosque that group wants to build near ground zero in New York.

“An occasion that should have been a joyous one, a happy one, turned tragic.” — Buffalo, N.Y. Mayor Byron Brown of Saturday morning shooting that killed four, including a man celebrating his first wedding anniversary

“So much of the story has been the bad guys this and the bad guys that… but we don’t want people to forget the human side of this.” Cathy Byus, daughter of Gary and Linda Haas, who are believed to be the latest victim of escaped Arizona conviccts John McCluskey and Tracy Province and their alleged accomplice Casslyn Welch

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Sevier County football fans were treated to a showcase of local talent Friday night at SCHS’s Burchfield Stadium.Thousandspacked the stands as Sevier County High, Seymour, Pigeon Forge and GatlinburgPittman high schools brought their athletes, cheerleaders and bands for the first Smoky Mountain Kidckoff Jamboree.


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Democrats stirred memories of President John F. Kennedy at their national convention in Los Angeles, with his daughter Caroline beckoning delegates to turn the New Frontier into a “timeless call” that would send Al Gore to the White House.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zsa Zsa Gabor’s publicist says the actress returned to a Los Angeles hospital because she experienced complications while recuperating from a broken hip. Publicist J o h n Blanchette says an ambulance Gabor took Gabor from her home to an emergency room Friday afternoon. Blanchette says Gabor’s husband told him that the 93-year-old actress is bleeding and in a lot of pain. He says she was diagnosed with a blood clot and will be treated at the hospital for the next several days.

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Vaughan has warm feelings for Neal, center It started with what everyone assumed was laryngitis. Harry Vaughan was working the polls in 1985 as he often did in Sevier County elections. But he couldn’t seem to shake that gravely voice. With his wife Ruth’s encouragement, Harry went to have it checked. That’s when doctors discovered the cancer. It was devastating news. Ruth and Harry had been married just a couple of years. He and his family had a successful plumbing/electrical business here. Ruth had moved down from Ohio in 1975, met Harry and eventually married him. He had his business, and she was a deputy sheriff under Carmen Townsend. After the diagnosis and for the next two months, five days a week, Ruth drove Harry to Knoxville for radiation treatments on the cancer. Everyone hoped it would be effective. But it wasn’t. Doctors felt they had no choice except to go in and remove the tumor, which probably meant he’d lose his voice box. That’s a depressing thought to anyone. Even if the surgery fixed the cancer, it likely would mean he’d never be able to communicate in his actual voice again. The surgery was performed at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. The voice box was removed. Doctors believed they had removed the cancer and felt good about Harry’s future. But what about his ability to speak? How would this thriving, busy man be able to work, to volunteer at the polls, to tell his wife he loved her? That’s where the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center comes in. While still recovering from surgery, therapists at the center visited Harry Vaughan and talked to him about what they would do to help him learn to speak with electronic devices. There were several options. We’ve all seen how people speak when they lose their voice boxes. Some press a device to their throat to make the sounds. Others have a device under their tongues. The therapists were reassuring and comforting, Ruth Vaughan remembers. “He never gave up,” she said as she talked about her husband and what the Patricia Neal center did for him. “A lot of patients give up and stop treatments and therapy. Harry didn’t do it. I tried to help him stay positive. I told him, God gave you a new voice and a new way to communicate with your family.” Speech therapy began while he was still a patient. It continued after he was discharged. Ruth would drive him to Knoxville for the two-hour therapy sessions, as he learned to use the new device to help him speak. “They were just wonderful,” Ruth said of the staff at the center. “We were so grateful to have them.” One day she just missed seeing Patricia Neal herself. The actress was at the hospital filming some promotional spots, and Ruth saw the set that was used. “You almost got to meet her,” a staff member told her. “I saw a plastic coffee cup she probably had used,” Ruth said. “I wish I had taken it as a souvenir.” The memories of the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center flooded back in recent days when Neal died Aug. 1 of cancer. A series of strokes in 1965 nearly killed the Knoxville-born actress, and after her recovery and resumption of her acting career, she lent her name to the rehab center as a way of spotlighting how treatment and therapy can help victims of stroke and brain injuries to live more productive lives. Ruth Vaughan lost her husband in 1998, when cancer returned in other parts of his body. But she had him for 13 more years after his throat cancer, and thanks to the rehab center he lived those lives fulfilled, productive and able to communicate with everybody. Ruth Vaughan spends most of her days at the Fort Sanders Sevier Senior Center, Now 71, she was so moved by Patricia Neal’s death and what the center that bears her name did for her late husband that she wanted people to know. She and Harry were married for just 15 years. However, she knows it would have been far shorter and less enjoyable without the work of the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center. — Stan Voit is editor of The Mountain Press. His column appears each Sunday. He can be reached at 428-0748, ext. 217, or e-mail to


Island dreams Future really looks dim now for Belle Island Village And so yet another setback for Belle Island — maybe the last one it can absorb. The path to finishing this Pigeon Forge development appeared to rest with a state bond issue, and that was killed when the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development rejected the project for $70 million in state bonds. It was a disappointment to local officials, especially Allen Newton of the Sevier County Economic Development Council who had pushed for local approval to seek the bonds. Newton had told the County Commission in the spring that the county wouldn’t have to pay for the bond issue if something happened and the developer defaulted. That convinced the county to give its permission to seek the state bonds. The state bonding agency didn’t think much of the project and told local officials last week it wouldn’t approve the bond issue. That couldn’t have been a big surprise. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community

Development usually finances manufacturing or industrial projects, not commercial developments. Belle Island was passed over by all local banks when developers were seeking a loan, and while the construction is at least 80 percent completed, its viability has long been questioned. Yes, the recession hurt, but without it, would Belle Island ever have been a thriving commercial center? We may never know. The people who were trying to buy it from the bank, which bought it back at auction, were counting on the bond issue to pay for finishing the project. Getting bank financing to complete it appears to be a long shot. Of course, as the economy improves and money loosens up again, some deep-pocketed financial people may take a chance on it. For all its inherent weaknesses and problems, Belle Island is close to being finished and could be had for a fraction of the investment. If it ever could open, anchored by the Darrell Waltrip NASCAR attraction and the Debbie

Reynolds Hollywood museum, it could turn into something really special and be the draw its backers had thought it would be. That city-paid-for parking lot adjacent to it is a nice amenity, though for now an albatross around the necks of the Pigeon Forge officials who sank millions into it. Look, nobody wants Belle Island to be a failure. At least nobody with a conscience and a love of this community. There are a lot of jobs to be filled out there, a lot of diversity to draw tourists and locals. It would be a unique attraction. However, to be finished, opened and thriving is not going to happen as long as those in a position to take it over are skeptical about its future and its viability. The longer it sits empty and unfinished, the more it deteriorates and loses its attractiveness. The state bond issue might have been the last hope for Belle Island. The officials of the state bonding agency passed on it. That’s not a good sign for Belle Island ever welcoming visitors.

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Editor: In an editorial letter printed in your Aug. 8 edition, the writer refers to gay marriage, abortion and illegal immigration as “pointless issues.” This, I believe, is the epitome of ignorance. Two of the “pointless issues,” homosexuality and abortion, are such an abomination that they have caused the imminent downfall of the United States, which actually began in 1973. On Jan. 22, 1973, abortion was legalized and on Dec. 15, 1973, the American Psychiatric Association declared that homosexuality was no longer a mental disorder, but what was to become known as an “alternate lifestyle.” These two abominations were declared legal and moral in 1973, and our country began its

Public forum massive decline which became catastrophic in the mid-1990s. In the late 1980s into the early 1990s, America went from being a creditor nation to the world’s largest debtor nation, with the U.S. Commerce Department reporting that America owed foreign investors $555.7 billion in 1993. Government statistics show that since 1973 there has been a great increase in violent crimes which includes teenage violence, an increase in murder rate, also in prison population. The real GNP of the U.S. economy from 1973, except for just a few years of upturn, has been in a very deep decline. The dividing line, 1973, between decreasing and increasing poverty, plus God’s judgment through economic and natural disasters since this date, make it clear that the American

society and especially the economy, peaked in 1973, the year that the two major abominations were accepted, even exalted, in our society. It is quite possible that on Jan. 22, the day that the Supreme Court legalized child killing, which the writer of the editorial letter printed on Aug. 8 refers to a “pointless issue,” was literally the day that economic judgment fell in the U.S. What is the final outcome, or the “last chapter” of this scenario? The answer can be found in God’s Word, the Holy Bible, in the last chapter, the Book of Revelation, which details the horrors of the last days which we are rapidly approaching. Only those who are truly born again, i.e., saved, will escape the coming wrath. (Revelation 3:10) Dick Dierenbach Sevierville

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Put Myrel’s name in the Hall of Fame Former Bearette is 4th on Mercer’s All-Time scoring list By JASON DAVIS Sports Editor SEVIERVILLE — A trip on a whim set up both a Hall of Fame athletic career and a 30-year teaching career for 2010 Sevier County High School Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Myrel Huskey. Huskey, who’d started her senior basketball season at SCHS under then-head coach Jack McMahan, said she wasn’t even planning on going to college before a phone call from her coach got the ball rolling. “He called me one day at home — I think he did cattle and farmed stuff and was going down to Mercer (University in Macon, Ga.) to see a friend — and he wanted me Sybil Blalock to go down there and play a little ball during the day while he was gone. So we went with him.” That short session of playing basketball at Mercer University earned the two friends an offer to play with the “Teddy Bears” — the nickname given to the newly formed varsity women’s basketball program at Mercer. “They said they would like for us to come to Mercer and play, and that’s what we did. Me and Sybil went together,” Huskey said earlier this week from her home in Sevierville. “I probably wasn’t even going to college. I was probably just going to work around here, so it’s all (thanks) to Jack McMahan.”

Myrle Huskey is pictured in the 1971 copy of the Sevierian. After finishing up at SCHS, Huskey went on to star at Mercer University, where she left as the all-time leading scorer of the womens’ team.

Having played in a great program at Sevier County with other future college players like Blalock and fellow 2010 Hall of Fame inductee Pam Peek, things came easy for Huskey at Mercer. “It was a time when Georgia hadn’t played a lot of (women’s) basketball, and I think it was mainly intramurals (at colleges),” Huskey said. “I think Mercer may had had one team the year before. So (it wasn’t) like it was up here, where everybody played. Everybody See HUSKEY, Page A9


Keselowski wins Nationwide at Michigan By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer

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Local athletes (clockwise, from left) Lynn Cartee, Hollyce Kirkland, Hillary Hunter and Rhonda Ratcliff all won medals at the Tennessee Senior Olympics State Finals in Williamson County last month, along with Sally Worden and Lisa Reagan (see page A10 for photos).

Local athletes excel in Tennessee Senior Olympics By JASON DAVIS Sports Editor FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Eleven local athletes proved last month that when it comes to athletics, age is no boundary. The 11 athletes converged in Williamson County July 23-29 to compete in the annual Tennessee Senior Olympics State Finals. While all 11 won medals at the event, six won multiple medals, led by Rhonda Ratcliff of Sevierville, who won an amazing 13 top

four finishes over a wide variety of events. Fellow Sevierville resident Hollyce Kirkland also had an incredible performance at the games, winning six first-place medals in the 90-94 age bracket. Next was Lynn Cartee of Gatlinburg, who also won six medals. Other multiple medal winners were Sally Worden of Sevierville, with three, Hillary Hunter of Gatlinburg, with two, and Gary Joines of Sevierville, with two.

Also winning medals were William Mellor, of Sevierville, Ernestine James, of Sevierville, Gerald Schmitt of Pigeon Forge, Forrest Lux of Pigeon Forge and Lisa Reagan of Gatlinburg. Rhonda Ratcliff’s most impressive feat might not have been the sheer volume of medals she won, but the range of events in which she won them. Ratcliff, 55, won firstplace medals in the 100 See SENIORS, Page A10

BROOKLYN, Mich. — A bum clutch didn’t trip up Brad Keselowski. Neither did racing in close proximity with nemesis Carl Edwards. Keselowski managed to make it through pit stops despite mechanical problems, then grabbed the lead on a restart with eight laps to go and pulled away to win the NASCAR Nationwide race at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday. “The clutch issue was something I was really nervous about,” said Keselowski, a Michigan native who also won last year’s Nationwide race here. “I didn’t know if that was going to cost us the race. I tried to be cool about that, but it’s easy to get upset.” Edwards finished second, barely edging out a charging Kyle Busch. Edwards and Keselowski raced side-toside for a large portion of the race without incident. Both drivers are on probation for a high-profile confrontation at Gateway International Raceway last month. “It’s like both of us are probably thinking the same thing, don’t be the guy that messes this up,” Edwards said. “But he raced me very cleanly, I thought we raced very well together, and that’s the kind of racing that I’m sure both of us want to be doing.” Meanwhile, it was another rough day at the racetrack for Danica Patrick, who went down a lap to the leaders early on

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NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Brad Keselowski celebrates in the winner’s circle afte winning the Carfax 250 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Saturday, Aug. 14. and struggled to a 27thplace finish. Patrick said her car was extremely loose early on — “I hope I don’t crash,” she remembered thinking — but the team got a handle on the car’s handling late in the race. “If we could have started the race the way we finished it, it would have been a very different story,” Patrick said. “It’s all right. It’s all part of it.”

Justin Allgaier was fourth, followed by Paul Menard. Driver Robert Richardson Jr. was transported to a local hospital with an undisclosed medical issue after a crash. It was the fourth Nationwide victory of the season and 10th of his career for Keselowski, who holds a dominant 347-point lead in the series standings. See NATIONWIDE, Page A9

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Myrel Huskey and her husband Dale (left) on a recent hike; Huskey’s high school yearbook picture (above) from her senior year in 1971; Huskey fires up a shot (right) during her playing days at Mercer University in Macon, Ga., in the mid-1970s.


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thought me and Sybil were stars because we could play so much better than everybody down there. “We played a lot of pickup games with the boys because there weren’t many girls that played pick-up games when we first got down there.� The only things that proved tough for Huskey was being away from home and dealing with a tough coach. “I loved it,� Huskey said. “But I did get homesick. I hadn’t been away from home, so you know how that is, when you’re homesick your first year.� To chase away the blues, she and Blalock would do something today’s NCAA


Keselowski won despite clutch issues that gave him problems during pit stops — and during an attempt at a post-race victory burnout. “It was an issue on the burnout,� Keselowski joked. “I think that was the most frustrating part.� Edwards was hoping he could “steal� a victory, but acknowledged the best car won the race. “Brad was able to just launch out front on that last run,� Edwards said. “It was just a battle for second then, and it was a pretty good battle. I had a pretty good time racing there that last lap.� It was the second race for NASCAR’s next-generation Nationwide car, which made its debut at Daytona. “I think it raced well,� Edwards said. “I think the safety improvements are good. The only thing I would wish for is just less downforce, more horsepower.�

investigators would surely disapprove of. “I did not have a car, that was before they would let you have a car at school. So me and Sybil were down there, didn’t know anybody, and we were kind of homesick, so the security guards there at the school would let us borrow the station wagons and let us go out and drive around town and stuff,� she said with a laugh. “They were really good (to us).� And Huskey was good to the program, too. Over her four years she teamed with Blalock to lead the Teddy Bears to a 87-13 record, including SWAC Conference regular-season and tournament titles, a Region III Tournament championship and a GAIAW Tournament title. By the time she gradu-

ated Mercer with a teaching degree in elementary education, Huskey had set a new career scoring record with 1,867 points, more than her longtime teammate Blalock. While the mark has since been passed, the pair still standout as the fourth and fifth-highest scorers in team history. Another foot note in Huskey’s storied career came on December 7, 1974. That’s the night Mercer dealt new University of Tennessee women’s head coach Pat Head Summitt a loss in her first game at the helm of the Lady Vols. “We came to Knoxville and played down there and beat her by one point (84-83), I think,� Huskey said. “They say it was a barn-burner. I remember one of our players, a big girl Linda Callahan, she got hit

and they knocked one of her teeth (out). And they called and asked if there was a doctor in the house or a dentist. Granville Shields, that had came to all of my ballgames in high school, came out of the stands. He had come to watch from Sevier County, and he came out and helped her. And I thought, ‘Gosh, that’s Granville!’� Eight years after graduation, in 1983, Huskey was selected for Mercer’s Athletic Hall of Fame, and it’s one of two times she’s been back to her alma mater. “They put me in the Hall of Fame down there, so went back down there and looked at it,� Huskey said. “(And) I went down here three years ago, they were putting our coach (Peggy Collins) in. She was tough, but a good coach. She liked to make us run and get in

“They’ve all had their challenges, but I really felt like we were getting it at the end (of the race).�

stuck in the front end of his car. He finished 10th. Meanwhile, Patrick wasn’t competitive. After going a lap down early, Patrick made a green-flag pit stop on lap 32 so her crew could make major suspension adjustments in an attempt to fix the car’s handling. Patrick then made a mistake coming off pit road, going above the “blend� line as she re-entered the racetrack, and had to serve a passthrough penalty on pit road. In six Nationwide series starts this season, Patrick’s best finish is 24th at Chicagoland last month.

Danica Patrick, who finished 27th in the race

Keselowski said Edwards congratulated him in victory lane and downplayed the rivalry. “Sometimes, cars just run into each other,� Keselowski said. “There was the recipe for the same cake today, and it just didn’t get baked.� Keselowski dominated the first half of the race, at one point holding a lead of more than 11 seconds. But his clutch acted up on a pit stop near the race’s halfway point, causing him to lose the lead to Menard. Edwards took the lead on lap 77, with Keselowski on his tail as Menard slipped to third. After some close racing through slower traffic, Keselowski then went back to the lead with 40 laps to go. Kevin Harvick pitted from third place with 24 laps to go, leaving

Keselowski and Edwards in the top two spots before they made their own final stops. Edwards pitted with 22 to go, and Keselowski one lap later. Still battling clutch problems, Keselowski had trouble getting out of his pits but managed to make it back on the track with only a minimal delay. Edwards held the lead after the final round of pit stops, as Harvick slid out of contention with a large piece of debris

shape mainly. When I first started she wouldn’t let us drink any Cokes or anything like that, because we had to be in shape.� Huskey put her degree from Mercer to good use once she returned home to Sevier County. “I taught for 32 years in Sevier County,� Huskey said. “The first two or three at Wearwood, followed by 28 or so at Pigeon Forge Primary.� While she retired three years ago after putting in three more years at Wearwood, Huskey has continued to have an influence on the lives of local children. “I’ve (taught) for two maternity leaves for people that have asked me,� Huskey said. “So this will be my first full year of being off.� Looking back on her

career and time in basketball, she gives a lot of credit for its direction to her old SCHS coach. “Coach McMahan was real tough,� Huskey said. “He knew a lot about basketball. If you played for Jack McMahan you probably could have gone and played at the college level, because he was that good. He was the one who got me to go to Mercer, and if it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t have went. He got the ball rolling.� Today Huskey is enjoying retirement with her husband, Dale Huskey. The couple have two sons, Wesley and Daniel. Wesley is a fire-fighter in Pigeon Forge and has a son, Jackson West, Huskey’s first grandchild.

Minor league team says Canseco signs LAREDO, Texas (AP) — The Laredo Broncos say they have signed Jose Canseco to a short-term contract. The independent minor league team said Saturday that Canseco will serve as bench coach and designated hitter during two Broncos’ homestands starting Monday. The United League series

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Medal winners (from left) Rhonda Radcliff, Lisa Reagan, Lynn Cartee and Sally Worden pose for a quick picture at the Senior Olympic State Finals in Franklin, Tenn., last month.

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Sally Worden and Lisa Reagan congratulate their opponents after winning the Tennessee Senior Olympics Doubles Racquetball title.


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Hollyce Kirkland, 91, swims her way to a first place medal in the breaststroke at the 2010 Tennessee Senior Olympics State Finals in Williamson County last month. Kirkland qualified for the nationals in six events, earning first-place medals in all six.

SCOREBOARD AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB New York 71 44 .617 — Tampa Bay 69 46 .600 2 Boston 66 51 .564 6 Toronto 61 54 .530 10 Baltimore 41 75 .353 30 1/2 Central Division W L Pct GB Minnesota 66 50 .569 — Chicago 65 51 .560 1 Detroit 55 60 .478 10 1/2 Cleveland 48 68 .414 18 KC 48 68 .414 18 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 66 48 .579 — LAA 59 58 .504 8 1/2 Oakland 57 57 .500 9 Seattle 45 71 .388 22 ——— NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 67 48 .583 — Philly 64 51 .557 3 New York 58 57 .504 9 Florida 57 57 .500 9 1/2 Washington 50 66 .431 17 1/2 Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 65 49 .570 — Cincinnati 65 51 .560 1 1/2 Milwaukee 54 63 .462 12 1/2 Houston 49 65 .430 16 Chicago 48 68 .414 18 Pittsburgh 39 76 .339 26 1/2 West Division W L Pct GB San Diego 68 46 .596 — SF 66 51 .564 3 1/2 Colorado 60 55 .522 8 1/2 LAD 59 57 .509 10 Arizona 46 71 .393 23 1/2

Texas 10, Boston 9, 11 innings Chicago White Sox 8, Detroit 4 Kansas City 4, N.Y. Yankees 3 Minnesota 4, Oakland 3 Toronto 3, L.A. Angels 0 Sunday’s Games Seattle (F.Hernandez 8-9) at Cleveland (Masterson 4-11), 1:05 p.m. Baltimore (Arrieta 4-3) at Tampa Bay (Hellickson 2-0), 1:40 p.m. Detroit (Galarraga 3-5) at Chicago White Sox (F.Garcia 10-5), 2:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (A.J.Burnett 9-9) at Kansas City (Bullington 0-2), 2:10 p.m. Oakland (Mazzaro 6-4) at Minnesota (Slowey 10-5), 2:10 p.m. Boston (Matsuzaka 8-3) at Texas (C.Wilson 10-5), 3:05 p.m. Toronto (R.Romero 9-7) at L.A. Angels (Haren 1-2), 3:35 p.m. Monday’s Games Detroit at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Seattle at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Texas at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Toronto at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. ——— NATIONAL LEAGUE Friday’s Games Washington 4, Arizona 2 Cincinnati 7, Florida 2

N.Y. Mets 1, Philadelphia 0 Atlanta 1, L.A. Dodgers 0 St. Louis 6, Chicago Cubs 3 Houston 4, Pittsburgh 1 Colorado 5, Milwaukee 4 San Diego 3, San Francisco 2 Sunday’s Games Florida (Ani.Sanchez 9-7) at Cincinnati (H.Bailey 1-2), 1:10 p.m. Arizona (Enright 3-2) at Washington (Strasburg 5-3), 1:35 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Padilla 6-3) at Atlanta (Jurrjens 4-4), 1:35 p.m. Pittsburgh (Karstens 2-8) at Houston (Happ 2-1), 2:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Dempster 10-8) at St. Louis (Lohse 1-4), 2:15 p.m. Milwaukee (M.Parra 3-9) at Colorado (Jimenez 17-3), 3:10 p.m. San Diego (LeBlanc 6-10) at San Francisco (Lincecum 11-6), 4:05 p.m. Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 7-5) at N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey 11-6), 8:10 p.m. Monday’s Games Florida at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Houston, 8:05 p.m. San Diego at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m.

and 200-meter runs, the pole vault, setting a state senior record, the 1500meter racewalk and the long jump. She won second-place medals in the 1-mile power walk, the 200-yard breaststroke and the high jump. She earned third in the 100-yard individual medley, the 50-yard breaststroke, 100-yard breaststroke and the basketball hotshot. She also earned a fourth place in the 200-yard backstroke. Hollyce Kirkland, 91, the oldest female swimmer, owned her division, setting several state records on the way to cleaning up first-place medals in six swimming events.

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Seymour assistant coach Darrell Lauderdale (center, arms raised) and the rest of the Eagles sideline celebrates after a goal line stand in the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 6-0 jamboree win over Gatlinburg-Pittman Friday night at Burchfield Stadium in Sevierville.


US shows speed, shooting in scrimmage with China By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Short on size, the United States showed off a surplus of speed. Danny Granger scored 22 points and the Americans sprinted past China 98-51 in a scrimmage Saturday at Madison Square Garden. On a day they gave their strongest hint yet that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re prepared to take only one center to the world championships, the Americans were credited with a 32-4 advantage in fast-break points. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the fastest team, I think, in the world, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to use that to our advantage,â&#x20AC;? Philadelphiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Andre Iguodala said. Eric Gordon strengthened his case for a spot on the team with 15 points, while Kevin Durant added 14 and Derrick Rose had 12. Granger, showing no effects from a dislocated ring finger on his shooting hand, was 9 of 12 from the field and made three 3-pointers. He was hurt earlier this week and missed a day of practice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I score the ball, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I do,â&#x20AC;? Granger said. Gordon made three of the Americansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 11 3-pointers. Though heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been considered on the bubble to make the final roster, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s played well in both U.S. game action and supplies some of the outside shooting a perimeter-oriented team needs. He scored 16 points in the intrasquad scrimmage last month in Las Vegas. Coach Mike Krzyzewski likely did show who two of his cuts will be, not using Jeff Green or JaVale McGee. If McGee is cut, it would leave Tyson Chandler as the only true center on the U.S. team. The Americans believe they can overcome a lack of size with their speed and shooting. It worked for three quarters. The first field goal of the fourth quarter put the Americans up by 51 points. The teams played four 10-minute quarters, with the score reset at the beginning of each period.

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Blessing and healing Church member donates kidney to pastor By GAIL CRUTCHFIELD Community Editor On his last trip to the doctor, Brad Bradford was told the chance of finding a kidney for a second transplant was one in a million. For Bradford and his wife Leigh — who donated one of her kidneys the first time — finding that donor was an act of God. That the donor turned out to be a relatively new member of the congregation at Evergreen Presbyterian Church, where he’s the senior pastor, only added to the blessing. Leigh Bradford donated one of her kidneys to her husband about 15 years ago. In 1988, he was diagnosed with a form of kidney disease that doctors told him could lead to the need for a transplant in 10 to 15 years. Bradford said they thought his only sibling, a sister, would be the likely donor. Tragically, she and her husband were killed in an automobile accident. Only a couple of years after his diagnosis, that doctors told him the transplant was necessary. Around that same time, Leigh was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome and temporarily paralyzed. “They were telling us it would probably be two to three years before she could walk again,” Bradford said. “So we were just trying to figure out what was going on

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Evergreen Presbyterian Senior Pastor Brad Bradford, center, received two kidney transplants over the last 20 years. The first from his wife, Leigh, right, and the most recent from Tracy Kalina, left, a member of his congregation. with Leigh and what was happening with me.” God showed his hand. “I kind of had a miraculous healing,” Leigh said. “I was walking within a month and then we found out that he did need a kidney right away. I got tested and I was the match. So it was just kind of a God thing.” That she was even a match for her husband was odd, since they were not blood relatives. Living in Florida at the time, their story was told by a Jacksonville television station, complete with video from the surgery. “When they asked if they could do that, we were like, well, if God can use this somehow...” Leigh said. That first transplant came around their 16th wedding anniversary. “She got a dining room

table and I got a kidney,” Bradford said. “The chairs came later,” Leigh said. There were no more problems until Bradford recently became ill while on a mission trip to Europe. “I had gotten sick and was unable to take my rejection meds,” he said. “So they think that’s what accelerated the rejection.” When they returned to the States, he kept developing cold and flu-like symptoms. Working at a church that also served as a day care, they thought his symptoms were normal given the environment. “A couple of months later I got where I couldn’t hardly breathe, and that’s when they took me to the hospital and found out that I was just about to go home with the Lord.”

“They said he was five hours from dying,” Leigh recalled. The doctors gave him multiple units of blood and immediately put him on dialysis, sparing his life. But the damage had been done to the kidney. Without another transplant, he was facing a lifetime of dialysis. “We started out in the clinic three times a week, four hours each day, and then they trained us to do home dialysis,” Bradford said. Members of their immediate family were tested. Two of their four sons were tested (one was in basic training and another had medical issues that kept them from being tested), with both being a match. But the matches were so close, the antibodies in Bradford’s bodies were so high from rejec-

tion, they would have rejected their kidneys as well. His antibodies were in the 97th percentile, Leigh explained, meaning only 3 percent of the population could be a match. The couple went to be tested frequently to Vanderbilt University in Nashville, as well as the University of Maryland hospitals. Twice they were close to transplants — once with their daughterin-law Shannon — but the antibody issue again prevented the transplant. At that time, they did remove the kidney Leigh donated, because it was too infected. He went to daily dialysis treatments. The second near transplant came when the University of Maryland said it had a match. Leigh said they immediately started the eight-hour drive to Maryland, only to

find out he wouldn’t get the organ. In the meantime, they asked the church for prayers and informed members of what was going on. His doctors encouraged them to seek out possible donors. Bradford said the transplant coordinator wanted to visit Evergreen Church after seeing the number of applications received from people offering to help. She said they had never been so overwhelmed with applications, Bradford said. One of those applicants was Tracy Kalina. She and her husband Robert both received a kit from Vanderbilt, had blood drawn and sent it for testing as possible donors. At first, Robert was considered a better match See Blessing, Page B2

Former ‘Survivor’ Hyder thriving as Realtor, singer Melinda Hyder has a dysfunctional family. They have names like Boston Rob, Big Tom and Jonny Fairplay. There’s Richard Hatch, who spent time in jail for not paying his taxes, and the notorious Russell Hantz. More than one female member of her dysfunctional family has posed for Playboy. A couple of them stripped naked on national television just for a taste of chocolate and peanut butter. As the song says, they’ll smile to your face, all the time they want to take your place — they’re backstabbers. This assorted band of ne’er do-wells isn’t Melinda’s real family. Her actual family from back in Elizabethton is solid. Salt of the East Tennessee earth. The other folks are the 37-year-old Sevierville Realtor and Pigeon Forge entertainer’s extended family from the reality television show “Survivor.” She lasted only six days and was the second person voted off the island on Season 12, but make no mistake about it: Melinda Hyder is a “Survivor” in

every sense of the word. “The actual experience of being on ‘Survivor,’ even if it was just for six days, taught me I can handle so much more than I ever thought I could,” said Melinda, a featured performer at County Tonite. “Before you go out there they try to tell you how brutal it is, because they don’t want anyone to quit. But there is absolutely no way anyone could describe the actual physical, mental and emotional toll it takes on you.” In Melinda’s season, “Exile Island,” contestants were divided into four groups by age and gender. After the tribes merged after only three days, Aras, the eventual winner, told her with brutal honesty that she would be voted off at the next tribal council. “Aras is still apologiz-

Melinda Hyder ing to me (at a ‘Survivor’ reunion functions) just for the way it all happened,” she said. “It was so blatant. I never had a chance.” Indeed she didn’t. When the four tribes unexpectedly merged into two, a villainous character named Shane grabbed the three people who happened to be closest to him and formed an alliance. Unfortunately for Hyder, she wasn’t one of them,

and she was quickly targeted to be voted out. “I wish it hadn’t happened that way,” she said, “because I would like to see how I would have done. I think I would have done pretty well. After six days out there, I was actually stronger than I was at the start and I would have done anything (such as eating grubs and other icky things) to stay in the game.” She remains very

much in touch with the game, attending several “Survivor” charity functions — such as a cancer walk in California — each year. Many competitors from other seasons have become close friends, including Sandra Diaz-Twine, the only two-time winner. Last month, she attended a reunion event in which former contestants were offered the opportunity to get a tattoo of a small television screen. On an ankle, she had a star put into the screen signifying that she had been a reality TV star. Better yet, the contestants partook in a scavenger hunt and trivia game — “Survivor” style — in which she won an eight-day African safari. Now comes word that former Dallas Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson will be on Season 21 — “Survivor: Nicaragua.” There will be two 10-person tribes — one of people older than 40, one of people under 40. How will Johnson do? “I think he could potentially do well,” Hyder said. “He obviously has leadership qualities that could be beneficial if he’s allowed to

lead and he chooses to do so. But he’s so well known and he’s obviously wealthy. Some people may say he doesn’t need the money. A lot of it will be how he plays that. “He’s also 67 and it’s not going be easy being out there. I think he’s going to be ‘pre-jury.’ I will be shocked if they don’t target him early.” Nowadays, she enjoys her life with her two Pomeranians, selling real estate in Sevierville and performing at Country Tonite, where “they have been really good to me.” She remains a big “Survivor” fan. And she cherishes her memories of her season and enjoys the friendships she has struck up with others from other seasons. “A good way would be to liken it to a sorority or a fraternity,” Melinda said. “As dysfunctional as we may be at times, we are still one big family.” — Bob Mayes is managing editor of The Mountain Press. He can be reached at 428-0748, ext. 260, or e-mail to

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community calendar a.m.-4 p.m. and 5:30-10 p.m., Whispering Winds Scrapbook retreat off Snapp Road. 429-3721.

Proof of household income must be presented. 4537131.

PBP Kindergarten

Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible Study

U.S. Rep. Phil Rowe will to speak to veterans and their families at 4 p.m., American Legion Post 104, 403 West Main, Sevierville. He will discuss planned outpatient clinic. Legion membership not required to attend.

Parents of kindergarten students will meet at Pi Beta Phi Elementary at 5 p.m. to process paperwork. Attendance schedules at 5 p.m.

Garlands of Grace womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible study: n 1 p.m. Ski Mountain Road. 436-6434 for location n 6:30 p.m. Pigeon Forge UMC

Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible Study


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

Garlands of Grace Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible study: n 1 p.m. Gatlinburg Inn. 436-0313. n 1 p.m. Seymour Heights Christian Church, Chapman and Boyds Creek n 6:30 p.m., Gatlinburg Call 436-0313 for location

Flynn Reunion

Bariatric Surgery

sunday, aug. 15 Sunday Night Alive

Flynn family reunion 2 p.m., Masonic Lodge on Boyds Creek. Bring covered dish. (865) 286-5553.

Flea Market Fellowship

Fellowship 8-9 a.m. inside Great Smokies Flea Market. Speaker Krista Atchley.

Maples Reunion

Family of the late Clark and Sophia Maples meets at 1 p.m., Sevierville City Park. Bring covered dish and lawn chairs.

Kodak UMC

Roger Helton and friends will play at 9 a.m. worship service at Kodak United Methodist Church.

monday, aug. 16 Hot Meals

Hot Meals For Hungry Hearts 5:30-6:30 p.m.,

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

Relay Celebration

Relay For Life wrap-up event, 6:30 p.m., Christmas Place Inn. Contact Robin Kurtz, 908-5789

Bariatric Surgery Support Group will no longer meet at Echota Resort Clubhouse. Phone 453-6841 or 712-3287 for information on new location.

Angel Food

Angel Food orders: n 2-6 p.m., Gum Stand Baptist Church, 3031 Veterans Blvd. 429-2508. n 11 a.m.-5 p.m. First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road. 9081245.

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Angel Food orders: n 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Gum Stand Baptist Church, 3031 Veterans Blvd. 429-2508. n 10 a.m.-4 p.m. First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road. 9081245.

Mothers Day Out

Mothers Day Out, First Baptist Gatlinburg, now enrolling for fall. Tuesdays and Thursdays for ages 1-4. 436-4685.

Old Harp Singing


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

Scrapbook Club

Angel Food

Scrapbook Club meets 10

Old Harp shape note singing 7 p.m., Middle Creek UMC, 1828 Middle Creek Road. 428-0874. Tunebooks provided.

Commodity Food

USDA Commodity Food distributed 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sevier County Fairgrounds.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Howâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d you know?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? could back out at any Kalina said she wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t time. She finally told him 3From Page B1 too sure how to handle that wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to hapeverything at that point. pen. With a healthy aversion to â&#x20AC;&#x153;She said, you need to than Tracy, but still not a needles, just giving blood stop saying that to me. perfect match. was difficult and there You know God is at work â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is still just a real were still many steps to go here and you need to sit odd thing because in the through before a positive back and see what heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beginningâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;? Bradford match was confirmed. going to do,â&#x20AC;? Bradford said. As time passed, howsaid. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even close,â&#x20AC;? ever, the chances for the God came through. Tracy Kalina said. transplant looked betThe transplant took Then a year later sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ter. With only a few tests place on May 18 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a date the one. to complete, Leigh said Bradford said God kept Kalina said she was she was finally leaning putting in his mind before surprised to get a letter on hope that it would go Kalina told him May 11 or from Vanderbilt explainthrough this time. May 18 would be the day ing she was now a likely Brad Bradford, howevof the operation. match for her pastor. er, was giving Kalina every Despite the surgery, she At the same time, the opportunity to change her only missed one Sunday of Bradfords received a call mind. church; Bradford missed from Vanderbilt informâ&#x20AC;&#x153;I had, as you might two. ing them of two possible imagine as pastor of the Only a few people at matches. They didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get church, a whole bunch of the church knew Kalina any names. mixed emotions of, you was the donor; at first she â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know who wanted it to be remain it was, but we knew a few know, this is exciting, confidential. She changed people in church who had this is great, but how am sent blood in,â&#x20AC;? Leigh said. I going to ask Tracy to do her mind a few weeks ago, this? What do we do with and agreed to let Bradford â&#x20AC;&#x153;That Sunday I came to this?â&#x20AC;? tell the congregation their church and talked to two Every conversation story. Bradford called her people, just asking them if they had, Bradford said, to the front of the church they had heard anything. I he reminded Kalina she and they shared their tesfigured that would be the clue if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d heard anything.â&#x20AC;? As she was walking out the door of the church, she caught sight of Kalina. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I remember walking out the church door and Tracyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sitting there, white as a sheet,â&#x20AC;? Leigh said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I looked at her and I was like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Is it you?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; It just kind of came out of my mouth, because I really didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to do that to 865-573-4801 s anybody. And sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like,



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wednesday, aug. 18 Farmers Market

Farmers market 8-11:30 a.m., Sevier Farmers Co-Op, 321 W. Main, Sevierville. 453-7101.

St. Paul Lutheran

Events at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1610 Pullen Road, Sevierville. 429-6063. n Ten Commandments sermon series, 7 p.m. n Ice cream social following 7 p.m. service. n Bible study in Exodus.

Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible Study

Garlands of Grace womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible study: n 10 a.m. Sugar Tree Road, Wears Valley. 428-4932, n 9 a.m. Wellington Place. 429-5131

hot meals 5:30-6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Sevierville and Kodak United Methodist. 933-5996.


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

Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Support

Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Support Group meets 3 p.m. Wellington Place. Sherry Woten, 7742221.

Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible Study

Garlands of Grace womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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

Radio Service

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

Library Theater

Anna Porter Public Library free showing of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Lovely Bonesâ&#x20AC;? 6:30 p.m. 436-5588.

Friday, aug. 20 MOPS

thursday, aug. 19 Submarine Veterans

Smoky Mountain submarine vets meet at 6 p.m., Bass Pro Shops restaurant. www., 429-0465 or 692-3368.

Mothers of Preschoolers through kindergarten and expectant mothers, 9:30-noon, first and third Friday. Childcare provided. Evergreen Church. 428-3001.

St. Paul Lutheran

Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Friday Bible study 10 a.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1610 Pullen Road, Sevierville. 429-6063.

Hot Meals

Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries provides

timony. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an amazing story and I just wanted people to know what God has done and I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how to leave myself out of that any more,â&#x20AC;? Kalina said. She said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not strange knowing her pastor now has one of her kidneys. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the way itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s supposed to be,â&#x20AC;? Kalina said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everything is how itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s supposed to be.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tracy told the church in that time of testimony

that God had just had her carrying my kidney for a while,â&#x20AC;? Bradford said.

Relay Concert

Relay for Life a country/ gospel/bluegrass musical event with Dean Townsend and Phil Campbell, 8 p.m., Sevierville Civic Center. $10 at door, 13/under free. 4530415, ext. 148.

Relay Cookout

Wal-Mart Heroes and Team Dress Barn will have Relay For Life burger/hot dog cookout starting at 10 a.m. at Wal-Mart today and Aug. 21-22. E-mail to earl1969@

saturday, aug. 21 Farmers Markets

n 8-11:30 a.m., Sevier Farmers Co-Op, 321 W. Main, Sevierville. 453-7101. n First Baptist Church on Chapman Highway, 7-11 a.m. 579-5433. n Gatlinburg Farmers Market, 8:30-11 a.m., parking lot of Alamo Restaurant, Highway 321. 659-0690.

River Terrace Reunion

Reunion of River Terrace employees, noon, Mynatt Park in Gatlinburg. Bring family, friends and photos. Burgers/hot dogs provided; bring side dish. (423) 4873445.

Angel Food

Angel Food pick-up: n 8-11 a.m., Gum Stand Baptist Church, 3031 Veterans Blvd. 429-2508. n 8-10 a.m. First Smoky Mountain Church of the Nazarene, 2652 Upper Middle Creek Road. 9081245.

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Attention Leaders! The mission of Leadership Sevier is to enhance the leadership in Sevier County; develop a greater sense of community and a means of communication among its leaders; and improve the quality of life. The LEADERSHIP SEVIER program is offering an opportunity for qualified and dedicated people to make a commitment to the growth, development, and betterment of Sevier County by participating in the 2011 program. To qualify one must have: 1. Sincere commitment to serve the community. 2. Past community activities. 3. Service on boards or commissions, key volunteer leadership positions, or public office. 4. Leadership within their own organization. 5. Active in community life, private business, professions, education, labor, religion, social and community services, government, media, health care, and the arts. Diversity, gender, race, and religion are important considerations. 6. Commitment to attend. If you can fulfill the six criteria, or you know someone who can, fill out the following nomination form and send it to: LEADERSHIP SEVIER, INC. 134 Court Avenue, Sevierville, TN 37862 Or fax it to: 865-908-3812


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Deadline: September 15, 2011 Name: Firm/Organization: Category: *Categories: Arts, Business, Community Services, Education, Government, Health Care, Labor, Media, Professions, Religion, Social Services, Volunteer (Please select a primary category if more than one applies.) Position: Business Address: Home Address: Business Phone: Home Phone: Fax: Civic Involvement: Reason for Nomination: Name of Nominator: Firm/Organization: Address: Phone: Date: Please Note: THE LEADERSHIP SEVIER 2011 program will extend from March, 2011, through December, 2011

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Sunday, August 15, 2010 â&#x2014;&#x2020; The Mountain Press

UT freshman class ranks high academically Submitted Report KNOXVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The 4,200 freshmen who will begin classes at the University of Tennessee on Tuesday once again comprise one of the most academically accomplished classes the university has ever welcomed. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s freshman class average GPA was 3.81, compared to 3.79 last year, and more than 41 percent of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s incoming freshmen had high school

grade point averages of 4.0 or better . â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re pleased that in addition to its stellar academic profile, our freshman class is diverse and represents an economic crosssection of our state,â&#x20AC;? Chancellor Jimmy Cheek said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As we did the research to begin our quest to become a Top 25 university, we learned that UT Knoxville has for several years attracted students who are as good â&#x20AC;&#x201D; if not better â&#x20AC;&#x201D; than

those students who attend the best universities in the country,â&#x20AC;? Cheek said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Class of 2014 has carried on that admirable tradition.â&#x20AC;? The incoming freshmen have an average ACT score of 26.5 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; roughly the same as it has been for the past two years. Though nearly 500 students larger than last year, this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s freshman class is expected to be 17 percent minority and about 8.3 percent black. Ninety percent

of the freshmen are Tennessee residents. About 99 percent of the instate, incoming freshmen qualified for the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lottery-funded HOPE, which provides $4,000 per year toward tuition and fees. This year, about 69 percent of institutional scholarships awarded by UT are merit-based and 31 percent are need-based. In 2005-2006, about 99 percent ofUTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s institutional scholarships were merit-based.

This year, 175 freshmen have received the Tennessee Promise Scholarship. The only program of its kind in the state, the Promise Scholarship is available to students from a group of eligible high schools across the state. Promise scholarships are valued at up to $6,850 per year plus a $1,200 book allowance. The average family income of Promise recipients is $45,727. Admission numbers arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t final until the 14th day of class.

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John Fionte as Gus and Sharyn Tadolini as Amanda Tadolini star in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Southern Comfortsâ&#x20AC;? at the Cumberland County Playhouse.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Southern Comfortsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to begin run at Cumberland CROSSVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Cumberland County Playhouse announces the Tennessee premiere of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Southern Comforts,â&#x20AC;? love story between two 70ish singles who meet purely by chance. Gus, the Yankee curmudgeon and neat-freak, played by John Fionte, meets sassy southerner Amanda, played by Sharyn Tadolini. The play was written by Kathleen Clark and will be staged Aug. 19-Nov. 11, Churchgoer Gus, a retired stone mason and World War II veteran, is wary of change and risk and disinclined to leave his New Jersey home. Amanda, a Tennessee

lady determined to visit her daughter (who attends the same church as Gus) finds herself knocking on his door to collect a contribution for the church and remind him to attend services. John Fionte (Gus) directed â&#x20AC;&#x153;On Golden Pondâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Camelotâ&#x20AC;? and was featured as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Froggyâ&#x20AC;? in â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Foreigner.â&#x20AC;? Sharyn Tadolini (Amanda) was last seen as one of the ladies of â&#x20AC;&#x153;First Baptist of

Ivy Gap.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Southern Comfortsâ&#x20AC;? is directed by Nicole BeguĂŠ, who now stars in Sondheimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Little Night Music,â&#x20AC;? which shares the Adventure theater withâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Southern Comforts.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hello Dollu!â&#x20AC;? is playing thru Aug. 22. Tickets for all shows are $13 to $26. For more information, visit www. or call 931-484-5000.


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KNOXVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; John McRae, dean of the College of Architecture and Design at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will step down at the end of the next academic year to return to full-time teaching. McRae has served as dean since 2005. Since that time, he oversaw the establishment of UTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s landscape architecture graduate program, the first and only program of its kind in the state. He also led the college through a demanding reaccreditation process by the National Architecture Accreditation Board. â&#x20AC;&#x153;John has led the College of Architecture and Design through several notable accomplishments during his five years as dean,â&#x20AC;? said Susan Martin, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In addition to

establishing the only landscape architecture graduate program in the state, John also has helped the college initiate a post-professional graduate degree in architecture, McRae strengthen its outreach programs with area communities, and increase its offering of design-build projects for students.â&#x20AC;? But after more than three decades in college administration, McRae is ready to return to teaching. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I believe the time is right for transition, and I look forward to having time to rededicate myself to my research and teaching interests,â&#x20AC;? McRae said.


â&#x20AC;&#x153;The collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s momentum is continuing to build, and I know the right person will be chosen to further strengthen the collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s emphasis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I also want to thank those who Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been able to work closely with over the years and who have supported our students and programs. As a professor, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll still be an active member of the college community and will be able to continue my relationship with area professionals and the collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s alumni.â&#x20AC;? In 2008, McRae received the Architectural Research Centers Consortium James Haecker Distinguished Leadership Award, which recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the growth of research culture in architecture and related fields.

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Public pulpit

Remembering Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gifts keeps our pride, depression in check By Alden Marshall What do you do? Men especially tend to get our sense of worth from our work, historically. But I have met several immigrants in Tennessee who were medical doctors or other highly educated professionals who deliver pizza, wait on tables, and do other menial work. Increasingly, such lowpaying jobs are also being filled by Americans who are highly educated. Predictions are that such low status and low paying jobs are to increase in the USA, while white collar work will decrease. I am convinced that higher education is very valuable, even if the person has to dig ditches to survive. We need to know how others thought throughout history in order to understand our own culture better, and especially to know Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perspective. His views often come to us through people in other cultures and times in history, untainted by our own warped culture. They had different demonic forces to deal with to conform to their own societies, and when we know that, we can see our own times more objectively. But as stepping stones to success, higher education has more and more limited value in the USA. As a matter of fact, many are being suckered into wasting big bucks for education now that cannot deliver prom-

ises of better jobs, and that is especially true with less respected institutions. Our sense of worth cannot legitimately be based on what we do for a living. We may have a high status job today and tomorrow we may lose it because of the economy or sickness or other things out of our control (a teacher in Dalton, Ga., just told me that 120 teachers in his county are being laid off before the next term). But God is in control, actually. He sets one up and brings another down, says the Holy Spirit in Revelation 3. We tend not to believe that when all seems well, and arrogance causes us to take credit for everything. Yet the Bible says that all we have, we received, so therefore we should be thankful, and to use our gifts and abilities to honor Jesus Christ, through whom all things were made. We can do that in any work, or we can honor Satan in any work. The Bible says that the people followed worthless things, and became worthless themselves. I remember how warped my values became as I got degrees and advanced in professional jobs. I cared less and less for the things of God, or for thinking Christianly. Even after I rededicated my life to Jesus Christ, I had to undo many years of selfish and culturally twisted thinking. I had restarted in the right

direction, but had to throw out much baggage that was heavy weight, in my effort to run a good race for the God of the universe. When we remember that God opens and shuts doors and that all we have we received from God, that will keep us from pride when we have great jobs and status and money, and it will rescue us from depression when we have the opposite (in retirement, for example). Many in the world are at least as intelligent as Americans and work just as hard, and yet have much lower standards of living (although the playing field is becoming more even). And many of these I have met and I am certain that they are at least as close to God as any American is. How do we measure success? Whether we are up or down in the eyes of others, I hope that we go to the good Lord and walk with him for our worth and value. Sometimes I do that. Sometimes I do not. I know to do that in theory, but I must repent much because I get arrogant when I am up and depressed when I am down, when I wander the least bit away from dependence on God for my worth and value. If you are human, you face the same temptations. May God have mercy on all of us. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Dr. Alden Marshall is a Presbyterian minister who lives in Gatlinburg.

religion calendar Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Note: The community calendar is printed as space permits. Items must be submitted at least five days in advance. Only noncommercial, public events held in Sevier County will be considered. To place an item phone 428-0748, ext. 214, or e-mail to editor@themountainpress. com. Items may be faxed to 453-4913.

and Boyds Creek n 6:30 p.m., Gatlinburg Call 436-0313 for location

tuesday, aug. 16

Old Harp Singing

Old Harp shape note singing 7 p.m., Middle Creek UMC, 1828 Middle Creek Road. 428-0874. Tunebooks provided.

Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible Study

Garlands of Grace womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible study: n 1 p.m. Ski Mountain Road. 436-6434 for location n 6:30 p.m. Pigeon Forge UMC

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

Jericho is a gold mine of biblical evidence. The city walls have clearly fallen due to numerous â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;earthquakesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; that seem to be to unique to that little piece of property. There are some who claim the walls have clearly fallen outward. There were so many cities on that little hill today known as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Tell es-sultanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; it is uncertain which one Joshua conquered. However here are some interesting biblical facts about it. In Joshua 6 verse 26 it says â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Joshua laid an oath on them at that time, saying, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Cursed before the Lord be the man who rises up and rebuilds this city, Jericho.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;At the cost of his firstborn shall he lay its foundation, and at the cost of his youngest son shall he set up its gates.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Then a little over 500 years later some arrogant or ignorant guy by the name of Hiel put God to the test. We find this in I Kings 16:34 where it says In his days Hiel of Bethel built Jericho. He laid its foundation at the cost of Abiram his firstborn, and set up its gates at the cost of his youngest son Segub, according to the word of the Lord, which he spoke by Joshua the son of Nun. Now todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scholars will say the scribes made these two accounts connect, while dismissing the linguistic and archeological evidence that separates the these two text. And there is the strange coincidence that the tell or hill is still uninhabited today. It is on the northwestern edge of the area that is today called Jericho surrounded by farms. But no one lives in or on the site and the evidence strangely suggest no one has lived on that particular hill for oh say about 3000 years. The town however claims a 9000 year old heritage attached to that hill. This is actually an abbreviated discussion on Jericho. Temple of Rameses III has a carving on one of its wall describing a pesky sea people called the Philistines. Another group of people that is well described in scripture and archeological evidence, mountains of it, validate biblical truth. Canaanite gods & goddesses. In the 1930â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hundreds of stories were found on clay tablets in the city of Ugarit in Syria. These tablets speak of Asherah, Astarte and Ashtaroth, amazingly these are the same names recorded for the Canaanite gods in Numbers, 1 Kings, Jeremiah and Hosea. Dan is another amazing little town in northern Israel, evidence of Laish a Canaanite town that was destroyed in 1150 BC and then built upon and inhabited by Israelites. Just as recorded in Judges and 1 Kings. You will find the same archeological story throughout Israel, Canaanite town destroyed Jewish town built on the ruins; Megiddo, Hazor and many others. Ashkelon, lets finish up todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lesson with an ancient seaport. Ancient Israel never conquered this philistine stronghold. However four of Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prophets predicted its demise; Amos, Jeremiah, Zephaniah and Zechariah all predicted its destruction and in 604 BC Nebuchadnezzar destroyed it completely. Strangely enough excavations that were begun in the 1980â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s provide much evidence for this fulfilled prophecy. Thanks for attending S.M.B.I. â&#x20AC;Śclass dismissed

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Pharaoh Merneptha claims on a 7 foot tall stele (tablet) to have conquered the Israelites in 1230 BC. Hmmm if he conquered them in battle maybe they existed. This same battle is depicted on a long wall in the great Karnak Temple dated at around 1209BC.

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Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s break out our brush again and knock some dust off more interesting archeological artifacts. This veritable mountain of ancient treasures all makes perfect sense in light of Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s truth. But I will try to give a more abbreviated list or we will never get out of the field of archeology.


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State provides update for Sevier County road projects The Tennessee Department of Transportation has issued this update on road projects in Sevier County: n State Road 35 (Chapman Highway) bridges over Gist Creek between Whiteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School Road and Tarwater Road: Motorists traveling through this area should be alert for lane closures and traffic shifts through this bridge construction project. Motorists should use extreme caution, reduce speed and be alert for new and changing conditions through this area. n SR  338  (Boyds Creek Highway) in Seymour at Old Sevierville Pike: Motorists should be alert for lane shifts, narrowed lanes, and workers present throughout this  intersection improvement  project. Motorists should expect potential delays and use extreme caution traveling through this area. n SR 454 between Glades Road and SR 416 in Gatlinburg: Motorists should be alert for lane shifts, construction per-

sonnel and equipment present through this construction project. Motorists should use caution and expect potential delays through this area. n SR 66 in Sevierville between 338 (Boyds Creek) and Nichols St.: Motorists should be alert for new lane shifts and changing conditions throughout this widening project. Short duration traffic stops in both directions may occur daily Monday through Friday through this project for utility crossings. Motorists should expect potential delays and use extreme caution traveling through this area. For updated project information, go to http://www.tdot.state. n LeConte Street over West Prong of the Little Pigeon River in Gatlinburg: LeConte Street has been reduced to one lane controlled by a temporary traffic signal. Motorists should use extreme caution in this area.

Sevierville pool closes today Submitted Report The last day of normal operation for the Sevierville Family Aquatic Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2010 summer season is today. However, the pool will be available starting Monday for lap swim and exercise only during the following days and times until the indoor pool reopens in September: M o n d a y / Wednesday n 6-9 a.m. Lap swim four lanes only/exercise two lanes only

n 9-10:30 a.m. Lap swim/exercise two lanes only n 9-9:45 a.m. Deep water exercise four lanes n 9:45-10:30 a.m. Shallow water exercise four lanes n 10:30-1. Lap swim four lanes only/exercise two lanes only n 3:30-5:30 p.m. Swim team practice all lanes n 5:30-6:45 p.m. Swim team practice four lanes only n 5:30-6:45 p.m. Lap swim/exercise two lanes

only Tuesday/Thursday/ Friday n 6 a.m.-1 p.m. Lap swim four lanes only/ exercise two lanes only n 3:30-5:30 p.m. Swim team practice all lanes n 5:30-6:45 p.m. Swim team practice four lanes only n 5:30-6:45 p.m. Lap swim/exercise two lanes only Saturday n 9 a.m.-noon Lap swim two lanes only For more information, call 453-5441.

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Ann Pickel really did run away to join the circus By Carroll McMahan â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to run away and join the circusâ&#x20AC;? has been proclaimed by millions of disgruntled children. For most youngsters the threat was idle chatter; however, Ann Pickel of Pigeon Forge surprised everyone by slipping off from her comfortable home to pursue a career under the big top Born August 19, 1901, Anna Lee Pickel grew up on a farm located at the junction of Highway 441 (Parkway) and Wears Valley Road in a two-story white house that had been built in 1871 by Andrew Henderson. Her parents, Charlie McGee Pickel and Minnie Ann Davis Pickel, raised fine horses which provided many opportunities for Ann to become a skilled equestrian. Standing less than 5 feet tall and weighing only 90 pounds, Ann auditioned for John Ringling in 1929 on a horse so tall the animal had to kneel for her to mount. Once the reins were in her hands, she took control, pacing the horse around the ring, even putting him through a few stunts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Go get fitted for a costume,â&#x20AC;? Ringling told her after observing her poise on horseback. That was the beginning of her stint with Ringling Brothers,


Ann Pickel is lifted by the trunk of circus elephant Modac. Barnum and Bailey Circus. During her first year she rode a small horse round and around a circus ring. As for her second year, she became a part of MĂŠnage, a troupe of 20 young ladies who formed a chorus line on horseback, prancing and performing stunts the entire length of the arena. Annâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s skill with horses attracted the attention of the circusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; elephant trainer, who asked her if she would like to assist him. She accepted and began developing an act with an elephant named Modac. The climax of Annâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s act with Modac was when the colossal beast would pick the tiny woman up

in her trunk and carry her around the arena. This feat required Ann coaxing Modac to do it because the elephant didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like to lift anything over 50 pounds. Eventually, Ann would command the entire herd. While performing in the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus act, Ann was a contemporary of such circus legends as tightrope artist Karl Wallenda, lion tamer Clyde Beatty and aerialist Lillian Leitzel (who plunged to her death in 1931). She always described herself as being â&#x20AC;&#x153;too independent to get married.â&#x20AC;? After seven years traveling with the circus,


The Pickel Family house was located at the corner of Wears Valley Road and Highway 441 in Pigeon Forge. The intersection was commonly called The Sand Pike. Ann attended classes to become a registered nurse and began practicing in Miami, before returning to her native Sevier County. She continued her colorful career at Shillingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Clinic in Gatlinburg and often accomplished demanding duties such as stitching up wounds and delivering babies when Dr. Ralph Shilling was not available. She fascinated patients â&#x20AC;&#x201D; especially children â&#x20AC;&#x201D; telling circus stories. Ann would tell about visiting the circus five years after she left and

when she began talking to the elephant trainer, Murdoc heard her voice and began moving toward her as though to reprise a lost relationship with a friend who had suddenly returned. She did not retire until Dr. Schilling unexpectedly died in 1972. Ann lived the remaining years of her life in her old family home. The house had been encroached by Ogleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Water Park before she died in 1985. Today, the stately old home is gone and the prop-

erty contains Waldenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Landing and several surrounding businesses. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Carroll McMahan is the special projects facilitator for the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce. The Upland Chronicles series celebrates the heritage and past of Sevier County. If you suggestions for future topics, would like to submit a column or have comments, contact McMahan at 453-6411 or e-mail to; or Ron Rader at 604-9161 or e-mail to

Fertilization plan essential for forage success A solid fertilization plan is one of the keys to a successful forage production program. To produce forage for grazing or hay, you must provide nutrients needed by the plants in adequate quantities. Usually, fertilization is considered a springtime procedure. However, there are many reasons to apply fertilizer in the fall. 1. Stockpile tall fescue. Applying fall nitrogen to tall fescue can increase growth for winter grazing, which can reduce hay feeding by one or two months. 2. Cheaper prices during fall. Fertilizer is often cheaper in the fall compared to spring. Also, finding time to get the work done may be easier in the fall. 3. Only one application is needed if clovers are used. If clovers are used in a tall fescue pasture, no nitrogen is needed during the spring. Since all the potash and phosphate required for a year can be applied at one time, applying all of these, plus the nitrogen for stockpiling, can mean that only one fertilizer application is needed each year. 4. Improve cold tolerance of Bermuda grass. Since

What to fertilize with â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Determining which form of nitrogen to use is the biggest consideration. The two main types of nitrogen fertilizer used in Tennessee are urea and ammonium nitrate. Urea is 46 percent nitrogen, while ammonium Tennessee is on the north- nitrate is 34 percent nitrogen. Ammonium nitrate ern border for Bermuda grass, the potential for win- is best for fall fertilization ter kill exists across most of because there is a greater the state. A fall application potential for nitrogen loss with urea during the fall. of potash and phosphate will also help improve cold Nitrogen from urea can be lost to the atmosphere tolerance. Pay attention to as ammonia when condithe following points when tions are hot with moderate fertilizing in the fall. moisture. When to fertilize â&#x20AC;&#x201D; To Temperatures 75 degrees stockpile tall fescue, fertilize after fall rains begin when the or above with high soil pH and moisture can result in fescue has begun to regrow the loss of 20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;30 percent after the summer heat and of the nitrogen from urea drought. Pastures should be applied to the soil surface grazed or clipped to remove and not incorporated by all summer growth.


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rainfall, since all of the nitrogen is in the ammonia form. If urea is used for fall fertilization, it is best to apply it when rain is expected within two to

three days or else use a urease inhibitor to delay conversion of the urea to the ammonium form. Fall fertilization is a management tool that can be used

on most cattle farms in Tennessee. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Alan Bruhin is the Sevier County agricultural extension service director. Call him at 453-3695.


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Ancient bones change dates for earliest tools

AP Photo/Dikika Research Project

Two stone tool modified bones from Dikika Ethiopia. The two parallel marks on the upper bone provide the oldest known evidence of tool use and meat eating by human ancestors. They are nearly a million years older than any previously known cut-marked fossils.

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Project leader Zeresenay Alemseged excavates a freshly found 3.4-million-year-old rhino fossil of a species that lived at the same time and place where the Australopithecus afarensis butchered carcasses using stone tools.


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NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Two ancient animal bones from Ethiopia show signs of butchering by human ancestors, moving back the earliest evidence for the use of stone tools by about 800,000 years, researchers say. The bones appear to have been cut and smashed some 3.4 milion years ago, the first evidence of stone tool use by Australopithecus afarensis, the species best known for the fossil dubbed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lucy,â&#x20AC;? says researcher Zeresenay Alemseged. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are putting stone tools in their hands,â&#x20AC;? said Alemseged (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Uh-lems-uh-gedâ&#x20AC;?) of the California Academy of Sciences, who reports the finding with colleagues in Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s issue of the journal Nature. Some experts urged caution about the studyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s conclusions. The study authors said the bones indicate the human ancestor used sharp stones to carve meat from the carcasses of large animals and other stones to smash bones to get at the marrow. One bone is a rib from a creature the size of a cow, and the other a leg bone from something the size of a goat. No stone tools were found at the site. The researchers also called the finding the earliest evidence for meat-eating among hominins, an evolutionary group that includes people and their ancestors. The study authors attributed the tool use to afarensis because no other hominin is known from that time in the area where the bones were found. The skeleton of a young afarensis female, dubbed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Selam,â&#x20AC;? had previously been found about 200 yards away from the bone site. The Lucy fossil, which dates to 3.2 million years ago, was discovered in the same general area in 1974. Alemseged said afarensis probably scavenged carcasses rather than hunting live animals, and ate the meat raw. The researchers said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not clear whether the stone tools were made or were simply stones that were used as tools. But they plan to look for evidence of tool-making. Alemseged also said that as some afarensis stripped meat from a carcass, others probably stood guard to ward off predators in return for some of the meat, which would indicate a degree of cooperative behavior. Until now, the earliest sign of tool use dated to about 2.6 million years ago, also in Ethiopia. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not clear who used those tools. Some experts were unconvinced by the Nature paperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s arguments. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very cautious about the conclusions,â&#x20AC;? said Nicholas Toth of Indiana University, a paleoanthropologist who studies early stone tools. The bones were found on the surface rather than being excavated, he said. That means nobody knows exactly what layers of earth they came from, which is key to knowing their age and associating them with other bones and materials to give them context, he said. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more, judging from photos in the Nature paper, the bone markings differ from the marks typically left by stone tools, he said. That raises questions about whether they were actually caused by trampling or animal bites, Toth said. In fact, those markings look like the work of crocodiles, said Tim White of the University of California, Berkeley. And they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t appear in the places on the bones that one would expect from a butchering, he said. He also said that 30 years of searching has failed to find any stone tools as old as the bones. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not like people havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been looking. People have been looking intensively,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;An extraordinary claim requires extraordinary evidence,â&#x20AC;? White said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The evidence is very thin here, and very ambiguous.â&#x20AC;?

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The City of Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism is accepting resumes for a Special Events Manager.

PBX Operator Bell Staff Room Attendant Prep Cook Cook Dishwasher Greeter/Cashier Restaurant Server Lounge Server Banquet Server Groundsperson

This position is a working manager position and works under the general direction of the department's Executive Director. Qualifications: A college degree with coursework in event management, marketing, public relations or advertising is preferred. Three years experience in event management and or related field. Possess a valid Tennessee driver's license. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Mail resume and note position applying for as Special Events Manager to: City of Pigeon Forge Human Resource Department P.O. Box 1350 Pigeon Forge, TN 37868-1350 Resumes must be post marked by Friday August 27, 2010 @ 4:30 P.M. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! The City of Pigeon Forge is an EOE and complies with ADA and Title VI. Applicant must be subject to the Drug Testing in accordance with City policy. Applicant will be subject to a background and driving history check. NOW HIRING Gatlinburg Package Store. Sale/Stock position. Full time. Year round. Please call 436-7806 to apply in person between 10am-4pm. RESORT POSITIONS AVAILABLE --FRONT DESK PERSONNEL, Friendly, customer-service oriented people for a large resort. 6am until 2pm and 2pm until 10pm shifts available. MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, General maintenance-Grounds and Certified AC Tech first shift positions. Apply in person at G a t l i n b u r g Town Square/Village Hotel at 415 Historic Nature Trail. 865-436-1008 Managed by Summer Bay Resorts. All positions : benefits, paid vacation, health, optical and dental insurance available. Competitive wages. An equal opportunity employer, Drug Free Workplace Riverstone Resort & Spa is now hiring for Front Desk Clerks & Relief Night Auditor. Apply in person at 212 Dollywood Lane, Pigeon Forge, left at traffic light #8. SALES CLERK $10/hr. Lid'l Dolly's Light #4, PF WAREHOUSE & STOCK $10/hr. LID'L DOLLY'S LIGHT 4 PF WHY FLIP BURGERS? Don't settle for flipping burgers or making minimum wage when we have so much more to offer. Short on experience? Looking to change careers? No problem, we offer free training! Learn how to schedule appointments, product knowledge and answer customer questions. Build your skills in communication, time management, team participation and leadership while having fun and advancing your career. QUALIFICATIONS: 18 yrs or older and have your own vehicle, prior customer service or management experience a plus but not required, strong work ethic and neat appearance a must. Call (865) 225-1344 to schedule a personal interview for today. Please call today as interview times are limited.



Award winning Clarion looking for dependable customer service oriented personnel. Full time Front Desk & Night Audit Please apply in person Mon.-Fri. 10a.m.-4p.m. Clarion Inn & Suites, 1100 Parkway, Gat. Hiring for Housekeeping. Apply in person. Smoky Meadows Lodge 2809 Parkway, Pigeon Forge. Houseman Needed to transport linens and supplies to various places throughout the resort. Full-time, year round position with benefits. Must have valid driver's license. Tree Tops Resort of Gatlinburg. 865-436-6559 MasterCorp Inc., is hiring Housekeepers and Part Time Laundry Personnel. We offer excellent wages, training, and weekly pay. Must be able to work weekends. Call 865-621-7128 NOW HIRING for Experienced Front Desk Clerk and Housekeepers. Apply in person at Red Roof Inn, Pigeon Forge. Now hiring full and part time housekeepers. Tree Tops Resort of Gatlinburg. 865-436-6559.

Apply in person-HR Dept 705 Airport Road (light #8) Gatlinburg or EOE/AA



Blaine's Bar & Grill now hiring Kitchen Assistant Manager. Exp a plus. Please apply in person Mon-Fri 11:30-2:30 Cook wanted. Fast food. Grill/fryer, full-time year round. Nights, 3-11pm, Tues-Sat. Apply Famous Fries, 716 Parkway, Gatlinburg. Cracker Barrel is looking for friendly, enthusiastic servers who enjoy a fast-paced atmosphere. Apply in person beside Krispy Kreme. Now accepting applications for team members & shift managers. PF location. All shifts. Apply online at: EOE drug free workplace. Part-time & full time p.m Cashier & Servers. No tip sharing, no tipping out. Apply in person at Cracker Barrel, 2285 Parkway, Pigeon Forge.


Child Care

HILLTOP CHILD DEVELOPMENT CTR. now accepting all ages and also enrolling pre-K program. Call 428-2440.


Elderly Care

Absolute Fun and Rewarding Work positive people like you are needed to encourage, mentally stimulate and assist our elderly clients. We enhance the quality of life or our senior clients through non-medical companionship and home-helper services. Home Instead Senior Care. Call today 1-877-581-5800 or visit us online at





3 cute kittens, healthy & playful. 2 fem/1male FREE to a good home. 865-436-4430 chihuahuas for sale, 2 females and 1 adult. Call 865-428-4685 or 865-385-2647. FREE kittens to loving home. 2 black short-haired males. 865-748-9400 FREE KITTENS: 10 wks. old, litter trained Call 865-640-7372 or 640-1104. Siberian Huskies, 6 wks. m/f $250. Shots & wormed, AKC, blue eyes. 865-908-4910.




Farm Market

Fresh Okra for sale $1.00 per pound. Call 865-453-7054 between 8am-8pm




Auction Sales

AUCTION Brick Ranch Style Home, Large lot, Truck, Household items, Woodworking shop tools, Collectibles, Furniture, and much more. Location: 172 Shady Woods Rd, Morristown, TN 37814 Date: Saturday August 21, 2010 at 10:30am. 10% Buyers Premium added to each successful bid. For more information or pictures go to our website at or FL#4755 Broyles Real Estate & Auction Company, 423-586-6103


Household Goods

Queen 4-poster bed w/mattress & box springs, comp desk, office chair, rattan entertainment ctr, glass top patio table/6 chrs, 2 lrg & 2 small glass-top end tables, small square kitchen table/2 stools, PS 3, 28" TV. 865-286-5546



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Dresser, mirror, 4 Drawer chest, headboard. $399 Cagles Furniture and Appliances



Large Oak Tree-great firewood, already cut down. Cut up & haul off. Free if you take off the brush. 865-680-4932.


Machinery & Tools

Lift Genie, model 1930. 160 hours. 500lb capacity. Raises 19ft. $3,000. 865-809-5434.

0554 Wanted to Rent/Buy/ Trade

WANTED: Wheel chair lift, auto rear mount. 865-428-2139

0563 Misc. Items for Sale

For Sale

A-1 pre-owned dryers, washers, ranges & refrigerators. All with warranty. Cagles Furniture and Appliances





Unfurnished Apartments

1 & 2 Bedroom near Gâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;burg

$450 & up Discount on 1st monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rent. 865-430-9671 865-228-7533 423-276-5678 1BR apt. 710 West Main St. No W/D hkup. Newly refinished. $400 mth. 865-453-2026 or 548-1486 2BR/1.5BA C/H, stove, frig, furn. Sevierville NO PETS, patio -$500+. 453-5079 2BR/1BA, 4x8 storage room, ground level, in Sev. $500/mo + dep. Short or long term lease avail. 2 weeks Free Rent. Call 423-619-1925.

Quiet country setting 2BR/1BA, stove, ref., D/W disposal/micro., W/D hook-up, club house/pool/picnic area 24hr. maint. Year lease, behind S.C.H.S. Great spacious place to live. Dogs ok with deposit.

428-5227 Apartment available new 2BD/1BA w/d hook-up. 1,000 sq ft. Sevierville. 429-3201


CONVENIENTLY LOCATED IN SEVIERVILLE 2 bedroom 1.5 bath townhomes

Call 428-5161

Apartments available 2BD/1BA. Pigeon Forge/Sevierville. 429-3201

Townhouse Newly Updated 2BR/1.5BA Covered Parking 7$#ONNsMTH


Beautiful, spacious, 1100 sq ft. 2BD/1BA. Close to New Center School. 865-742-6176 Gatlinburg Dwntwn, 1BD/1BA walk to work. Appl furn, No pets. 1st+sec. 865-430-3271

Near Hospital 2BR/1.5BA

All Appliances 24 hr. Maintenance

$550 month Some Pets

774-2494 or 386-1655 RIVERWALK - Sevierville


Misc. Tickets

Tool Truck $1000, Pop-up Camper $600. 865-856-7865 or 865-856-2704 after 4pm.

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Furnished Apartments/Houses

1BR completely furn. Water furn. C H/A No pets. 8.5 miles from Sevierville on Chapman Hwy. $425 mth $250 dep. 206-7626 or 453-2117 Dollywood area Furn. 1 BDR. Utilities furn. 428-1084, 654-7077 No pets. GATLINBURG TROLLEY RT. 2BR No pets. Deposit required. 865-621-3015


Homes for Rent

2 Homes For Rent: Each one 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath. One is near Five Oaks Mall and the other is near the Old Mill. No pets, 1 year lease, $800/mo. Call Mark between 7:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. 865-453-5500. 2 newly remodeled 3BD/2BA houses in Sevierville. Call 429-3201. 2BD Home $170 week, 1st & last. util incl. Pigeon Forge 429-2625. 2BD/1BA home for rent. Close to exit 407. No Pets. $500 mo, $300 dep. 865-690-2408 3BR/2BA Home, 1950 SF, sunroom, hot tub, mtn. view, secluded, clawfoot tub, $1050. 865-453-8203. 3BR/2BA House for Rent in Sevierville. $675-$850 mo. 256-4809 or 654-6042 Available for rent, 3BR/2BA, 1.6 acres, storage bldg, pool, hot tub. $1000/mo. Near Walter State College. Must have references. 865-712-0216 Beautiful 4BR 3BA home with gorgeous mtn view. Pittman Center area. $1400 mth + dep. 865-712-3730 or 865-712-5808. Belle Meadows Available in Aug. 3BR 2BA w/ 2 car garage Approx. 1800 Sq ft. $1200 865-429-2962


Homes for Rent


Wears Valley 3 BR 2 Bath 2300 sq ft $1500 mo Lease/purchase option (865) 607-4792

Gatlinburg/Dudley Creek

Rent by the week, month, or year. Furnished, plus elec., cable & w/ sewer included. Call for appt.


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3BR/3BA Executive Condos in Sevierville, 3100 sq. ft. swimming pool, pets welcome, loaded with all amenities.

near trolley stop

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Furnished 2BD/2BA condo. $1100 mo Pigeon Forge. Call Karin 678-777-9099. Gatlinburg 2BR/2BA Furn. Pool. Rent includes water & cable w/ HBO. No pets. Great location. $875 mo. 1 yr lease. (865)323-0181 New Furn 2BR/2BA, on Pkwy, pool, elec, water, cable, wifi, $1000 mth. 423-838-3303


Duplexes for Rent

Duplex 2BR Gatlinburg, 527 Foothill. No pets. Credit check. $575 + dep. 865-690-2766


Gatlinburg Rooms for Rent Furnished All Utilities, Cable and Tax included

$100 per week 865-621-2941 0670


Rooms for Rent


For Rent


453-6289 or 548-6838 0675


Roommate/ priv furn room/bath-$100 wk, incl. util. Sev-Boyds Crk, 865-365-1089.

Business Places/ Offices

SHOPS FOR RENT. ELKS PLAZA 968 Parkway, Gatlinburg. 865-436-7550.

Beautiful Creekside Rooms in Gatlinburg

Rooms for Rent

Mobile Homes for Rent

2 & 3 Bedroom near Douglas Dam, $450-$475 mo + Dep. 933-5894 or 382-7781. 2BD Blount Co. Tallassee $420 mo, $200 dep. 856-7865 or 856-8758 after 4pm.



NOTICE OF SEIZURE The department of Safety has seized the following property pursuant to Chapter 692 of the Public Act of 1982, amending TCA 55-5-108. 1 Vehicle: 1976 AMER JEEP DJ5 2 VIN No. DJ5D6112941 3 Agency case No. N/A 4 TDOS Case No. K6681 Any owner or person(s) claiming an interest in the above property shall make application to the Tennessee Department of Safety, Legal Division, 322 Nancy Lynn Lane, Suite 8, Knoxville, Tennessee 37919 within (10) days of this notice. Said claimant shall provide satisfactory proof of lawful ownership and full payment of all towing, preservation and storage charges resulting from placing the property in custody. Failure by a claimant to exercise his/her right to reclaim said property within the time provided shall be deemed a waiver of all rights to title and interest in said property. Roger Hutto, for The Commissioner 0955



Unfurnished Apartments

3BR, 2BA, near Boydâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Creek Elem. Garage, deck, fenced + other extras.

$925 + deposit 865-428-5212

Field Crest Subdivision 3BR/2BA w/2 car garage Large lot, approx. 1500 sq ft. $1,095 mo. 865-429-4470 For Rent-2BR/2BA, close in, PF city, $300 deposit, $500 mo. rent. 678-983-7875 or 404-392-8659. For Rent. 2BR 2BA completely furnished includes utilities. Just off Parkway in Pigeon Forge. $1,000 mo., $1,000 dep. No pets. 453-8184 House in Seymour: 3BR, 1BA, LR, kit., laundry room. Located on deadend street. Quiet neighborhood. NO PETS! No smoking. $600/mo. + $500 damage deposit. References required. Please call 865-577-3869.



$950.00/MO. + DEP. NO PETS. TVA Energy Efficient for Low Cost Electric 1 BR/1 BA - 784 Sq. Ft. 2 BR/2 BA - 1114 Sq. Ft. $545 to $735 Screened Porches Professional Decor & Colors Washer/Dryer Connections or Use our on-site laundry Skylights & Vaulted Ceilings Some Pets Welcome Furnished Corporate Suites Available

Visit us at 240 Riverwalk Dr. 429-4470 Newly Remodeled 2BR 1BA Apt. W/D hkup. Appliances incl. $650 mth. 2BR 1.5BA Appliances incl. $700 mth. 924-4761 On Lake! 1BR Townhome. Electric/H20 included. $150 wk+dep. 865-640-8751




Townhome for rent 2BR/2BA $645 month includes water/sewer 908-6789


NEW HOMES FOR RENT $650-$1,000 Monthly

865-850-3874 Pigeon Forge 4/2 2 story home on 2 private wooded acres. No Pets. $1200 mo/1st, last, dep. 453-1074 REDUCED: Brand new 4 BR/2.5 Bath upscale home for rent located in prestigious Lakeside Estates, open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, large closets. $1,199/mo. 250-0212. Sevierville 3BR 1BA w/garage. $750 mth $750 dep. 865-680-8313



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Mobile Homes for Rent

2 & 3 BR Homes

Pine Knob Mountain View Swimming Pool

865-933-0504 2BD/2BA, C H/A, Jacuzzi tub, fireplace. Off hwy 66. $550 mo, $150 dep. 428-4618 Camper for rent. Elect & water. $385mo. Private lot. 865-933-8955 & 865-323-1007

3BR/2BA $500-$700/mth Boyds Creek Area No pets. 908-8629 Nice clean 2BD/2BA, off I-40, between exit 402 & 407. $475 mo + dep. 865-850-2047.

.ICE(OMEs+ODAK 2BR/1BA $385 Incl. Appl, C H/A, Deck

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865-607-0392 Sev & Kodak, 2+1, DW $500mo, 2+2 $475mo, No Pets. 865-740-2525 Small mobile home. Private, shaded lot. Suitable for 1 person. Rent $325. 1st, last & damage dep. ($975) to move in. 428-4642 Strawberry Plains. 2/3BR, 2BA $400-$425/mo. 1st & last mo. rent. 865-254-2374.




Homes for Sale

1BD/1BA Cabin with swimming pool at Laughing Pines on Walden's Creek Rd. $199,900. 865-548-4565.

2BR/2BA jacq tub, FP, stove, refrig, microwv, dshwshr near schools & hospital. $98,900. 865-984-0141 or 919-4023. For Sale 3BR 3BA. C H/A, fp, 3 level deck, new roof, hrdwd floors & more. Great location. 865-604-1948 Furnished cabin on 2.5 Acres with detached 2 car garage, workshop & hook up for motor home. Just $120,000 Call Elaine at Homes R Us 865-453-6923


Homes for Sale

PIGEON FORGE--Furnished 2 story cabin with deck, fireplace & more. Only $84,900. Special financing available with as little as 3% down. Nancy Webb, Webb Properties. 865-922-5500

RENT, LEASE/PURCHASE Owner Finance, $1250 mo. Brick, 3BR/2BA, 2350 SF. Heat/Cool BSMT, New Kitchen & Baths, Jacuzzi, Patio. Fenced Corner Lot. Near Walmart



Condominiums for Sale

2 New condos for sale--$189,000, 1,700sf Living, 2 car gar, Jacuzzi, Fpl, Hardwood, All Appl. 865-654-3667 or 865-429-5065


Lots & Acreage

2 acres on Chester Mountain Rd. Priced at less than half of tax appraisal. $10,000 or best offer. 908-8445. Campsites Full hook up. Near Douglas Lake. $275 mth. 933-5894 or 382-7781. REDUCED: 2.78 Acre Lot for sale in upscale Falcon Crest in Seymour/Sevier Co. Fabulous views, underground util. Only $49,000. 540-825-7173. REDUCED: Nice 1.5 Acre lot near Douglas Lake. $32,900. 540-825-7173 Virginia.


Mobile Homes for Sale

New Double-wides Single-wides Trades Welcome ,AND(OMEs0ACKAGES Call to Qualify

865-566-1733 0760 Business Properties Established Gatlinburg Market & Grill for lease. Call 865-548-4565 Established time share OPC location. 305 Airport Rd, Gatlinburg. For Lease. 865-548-4565 Excellent Zip-line location. 42 acres on Walden's Creek Rd. between Laughing Pines & Summit Subdiv. $750,000 possible owner financing. 865-548-4565






1980 HONDA, CM2. Beautiful bike, 9800 miles, $1500. Call 865-365-7202.


Cars for Sale

2001 MUSTANG $5500. AC, DVD. One owner since new. Well maintained. 365-7202.


Storage, Indoor/ Outdoor

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




NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of LELA MYRINE TEASTER Late of Sevier County, Tennessee Notice is Hereby Given that on the 10 day of AUGUST 2010, Letters Testamentary, of Administration, in respect to the Estate of LELA MYRINE TEASTER, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the County Court Clerk of Sevier County,Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against her Estate are required to file the same in triplicate with the Clerk of the above named Court within four months from the date of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, otherwise their claim will be forever barred. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 10 day of August, 2010. (Signed) Darlene Teaster Patterson Administrator Estate of LELA MYRINE TEASTER By: M. Sue White Attorney Auction Sales By: Joe T. Keener County Clerk 8-15-10 8-22-10

Estate of 0955 Legals LELA MYRINE TEASTER By: M. Sue White Attorney By: Joe T. Keener County Clerk 8-15-10 8-22-10 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of NOLAN THOMAS SMALLWOOD Late of Sevier County, Tennessee Notice is Hereby Given that on the 10 day of AUGUST 2010, Letters Testamentary, of Administration, in respect to the Estate of NOLAN THOMAS SMALLWOOD, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the County Court Clerk of Sevier County,Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against her Estate are required to file the same in triplicate with the Clerk of the above named Court within four months from the date of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, otherwise their claim will be forever barred. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 10 day of August, 2010.

above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 10 day of August, 2010.



(Signed) Jerry Smallwood Administrator Estate of NOLAN THOMAS SMALLWOOD By: Charlie R. Johnson Attorney By: Joe T. Keener County Clerk 8-15-10 8-22-10 NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST A RELEASE OF FUNDS TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS AND PERSONS: The City of Sevierville, 120 Gary Wade Boulevard, Sevierville, Tennessee 37864-5500, gives notice that it will submit a request for release of grant funds and an environmental certification pertaining thereto to the Tennessee Housing Development Agency 7 days following this publication. The request and certification relate to the following project. Project Title: City of Sevierville 2010 THDA HOME Program Location: Sevierville, Tennessee Purpose of Project: Restore and maintain city housing stock Estimated Cost: $375,000

Purpose of Project: Restore and maintain city housing stock Estimated Cost: $375,000 Classifieds ď ľ B13

0955 The City of Sevierville Legals will undertake the project described above with HOME funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990. The City of Sevierville is certifying to the Tennessee Housing Development Agency that the City of Sevierville and the Mayor, in his official capacity as Certifying Officer, consent to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to environmental reviews, decision making, and action; and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The legal effect of the certification is that upon THDA's approval, the City of Sevierville may use the funds, and THDA will have satisfied its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the related laws and authorities. THDA will accept an objection to its approval of the release of funds and acceptance of the certification only if it is one of the following bases: A. that the certification was not in fact executed by the chief executive officer or other officer of applicant approved by HUD;or B. that applicant's environmental review for the project omitted a required decision, finding or step applicable to the project in the Environmental Review Process.

The City of Sevierville will undertake the project described C. other specific ground in above with HOME funds from HUD regulations at 24 CFR the US Department of Housing Part 58.75. and Urban Development (HUD) under the National AfEstate of Because the 2010 HOME profordable Housing Act of 1990. NOLAN THOMAS SMALLject will involve activities at The City of Sevierville is certiWOOD several scattered sites of fying to the Tennessee HousIf you have a problem with the delivery of your morning Mountain which theThe exact location will ing Development Agency that By: Charlie R. Johnson not be known for some time, Press, please call the Circulation Department at 428-0748, ext. 230 & the City of Sevierville and the Attorney an environmental review stratMayor, in his official capacity 231 Monday - Friday and your paper will be delivered to you on theinegy has been developed as Certifying Officer, consent By: Joe T. Keener cluding Site Specific Checklist, to accept the jurisdiction of the County sameClerk day. Newspapers from calls after 10:00 a.m. will be delivered to ensure that required enviFederal courts if an action is ronmental review is completed with the next dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paper. brought to enforce responsibili8-15-10 for each site. If environmental ties in relation to environ8-22-10 On Saturday, Sunday and holidays you may dial factors 428-0748 extensions are identified s having mental reviews, decision makan impact on the project or any ing, are and action; and that these 8:00 and 10:00 230 & 231. If complaints received between a.m., of the specific project sites, responsibilities have been satwill be addressed on a papers will be deliveredisfied. the same day.effect Newspapers from calls received The legal of the they case by case basis. certification is that upon after 10:00 a.m. will be THDA's delivered with the next dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paper. approval, the City of This applies to in-county home delivery Sevierville may use theonly. funds, Objections must be prepared and THDA will have satisfied and submitted in accordance its responsibilities under the with the required procedure CFR Part 58), and may be Sevier Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Only National Environmental Policy (24 to Tennessee Daily Newspaper Act of 1969 and the related addressed laws and authorities. THDA Housing Development Agency, will accept an objection to its 404 James Robertson ParkTN GAMES approval of the release of way, Suite 1114, Nashville, funds and acceptance of the 37243-0900, Attention: Comcertification only if it is one of munity Programs Division. THDA will consider all objecthe following bases: tions received within fifteen A. that the certification was (15) days following the receipt not in fact executed by the of this request chief executive officer or other Bryan Atchley, Mayor officer of applicant approved by HUD;or (Signed) Jerry Smallwood Administrator


B. that applicant's environmental review for the project omitted a required decision, finding or step applicable to the project in the Environmental Review Process. C. other specific ground in HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58.75. Because the 2010 HOME project will involve activities at several scattered sites of which the exact location will not be known for some time, an environmental review strategy has been developed including Site Specific Checklist, to ensure that required environmental review is completed for each site. If environmental factors are identified s having an impact on the project or any of the specific project sites, they will be addressed on a case by case basis.


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Because Because the the 2010 2010 HOME HOME proproject ject will will involve involve activities activities at at several several scattered scattered sites sites of of which the exact location will which the exact location will not not be be known known for for some some time, time, an an environmental environmental review review stratstrategy egy has has been been developed developed inincluding cluding Site Site Specific Specific Checklist, Checklist, to to ensure ensure that that required required envienvironmental ronmental review review is is completed completed for for each each site. site. If If environmental environmental factors factors are are identified identified ss having having an an impact impact on on the the project project or or any any of of the the specific specific project project sites, sites, they they will will be be addressed addressed on on a a case case by by case case basis. basis. Objections Objections must must be be prepared prepared and and submitted submitted in in accordance accordance with the required procedure with the required procedure (24 (24 CFR CFR Part Part 58), 58), and and may may be be addressed addressed to to Tennessee Tennessee Housing Agency, Housing Development Development Agency, 404 404 James James Robertson Robertson ParkParkway, way, Suite Suite 1114, 1114, Nashville, Nashville, TN TN 37243-0900, 37243-0900, Attention: Attention: ComCommunity munity Programs Programs Division. Division. THDA THDA will will consider consider all all objecobjections tions received received within within fifteen fifteen (15) (15) days days following following the the receipt receipt of of this this request request Bryan Atchley, Mayor Bryan Atchley, Mayor NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS -The City of Sevierville is now accepting applications from State licensed residential construction contractors and EPA Certified Renovation Firms to participate in the City's 2010 THDA Housing Rehabilitation Program. The City will be correcting standard housing code violations and lead-based paint hazards to sub-standard homes within the City limits. Contracts will be secured on an individual residence basis. Minimum requirements for contractors to be accepted by the City and added to the approved bidders list include: the submission of a fully completed application, owner's liability insurance, worker's compensation insurance, proof of a general contractor's license with the State of Tennessee, and copies of individually approved lead-based paint training certifications including the EPA's RRP (Renovation, Repair & Painting) certifications for workers and supervisors (EPA, HUD, TDEC-required training and OSHA-required training); other applicable conditions will be provided to all applicants at a pre-construction conference scheduled at a later date. Applications are available from Mr. Sam Kidd at Barge Waggoner Sumner and Cannon, Inc., 10133 Sherrill Boulevard, Suite 200, Knoxville, Tennessee 37932, 865-637-2810, or they may be picked up at the Codes Enforcement Department, 120 Gary Wade Boulevard, Sevierville, Tennessee, 37864. This project is funded under an agreement with Tennessee Housing Development Agency through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Minority and female owned businesses are encouraged to apply. Bryan Atchley, Mayor 8/15



NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of RUBY L. STARLING Late of Sevier County, Tennessee Notice is Hereby Given that on the 10 day of AUGUST 2010, Letters Testamentary, of Administration, in respect to the Estate of RUBY L. STARLING, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the County Court Clerk of Sevier County,Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against her Estate are required to file the same in triplicate with the Clerk of the above named Court within four months from the date of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, otherwise their claim will be forever barred. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 10 day of August, 2010. (Signed) Randy C. Starling Administrator Estate of RUBY L. STARLING By: None Attorney By: Joe T. Keener County Clerk 8-15-10 8-22-10 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of SHARON E. GIBBS Late of Sevier County, Tennessee Notice is Hereby Given that on the 10 day of AUGUST 2010, Letters Testamentary, of Administration, in respect to the Estate of SHARON E. GIBBS, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the County Court Clerk of Sevier County,Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against her Estate are required to file the same in triplicate with the Clerk of the above named Court within four months from the date of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, otherwise their claim will be forever barred. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 10 day of August, 2010. (Signed) James D. Gibbs Administrator Estate of SHARON E. GIBBS By: Kevin Dean Attorney

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of OBID EUGENE WELCHANCE Late of Sevier County, Tennessee Notice is Hereby Given that on the 10 day of AUGUST 2010, Letters Testamentary, of Administration, in respect to the Estate of OBID EUGENE WELCHANCE, deceased, were issued to the undersigned by the County Court Clerk of Sevier County,Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against her Estate are required to file the same in triplicate with the Clerk of the above named Court within four months from the date of the first publication (or of the posting, as the case may be) of this notice, otherwise their claim will be forever barred. All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once. This 10 day of August, 2010. (Signed) Anita Sandy Administrator Estate of OBID EUGENE WELCHANCE By: None Attorney By: Joe T. Keener County Clerk 8-15-10 8-22-10

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 1-800-669-9777, The Toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.

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