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<ul><li><p>A great community newspaper.</p><p>VOL. 5, NO. 45</p><p>NOVEMBER 7, 2011</p><p>GOVERNMENT/POLITICS A4-5 | OUR COLUMNISTS A6-7 | YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOLS A9 | HEALTH &amp; LIFESTYLES SECTION B </p><p>INSIDE</p><p>www.ShopperNewsNow.com | www.facebook.com/ShopperNewsNow | twitter.com/shoppernewsnow</p><p>ONLINE</p><p>DO YOU</p><p>LIKE?TELL US! </p><p>The Shopper-News is now on Facebook!</p><p>Check us out for updates, photos and more!</p><p>www.facebook.com/ShopperNewsNow</p><p>karns / hardin valley</p><p>10512 Lexington Dr., Ste. 500 37932 </p><p>(865) 218-WEST (9378)</p><p>news@ShopperNewsNow.comads@ShopperNewsNow.com</p><p>EDITOR Larry Van Guilder</p><p>lvgknox@mindspring.com</p><p>ADVERTISING SALESSydney McLean</p><p>mcleans@ShopperNewsNow.comDebbie Moss</p><p>mossd@ShopperNewsNow.com</p><p>Shopper-News is a member of KNS Media Group, published weekly at 10512 Lexington Drive, Suite 500, Knoxville, TN, and distributed to 33,237 homes in Farragut, Karns </p><p>and Hardin Valley.</p><p>SHOPPING CENTER</p><p>E legant EssentialssssseeeenntttiiiaaaalllssHome Dcor &amp; Gifts</p><p>S</p><p>gggHome Dcor &amp; GiftsHome Dcor &amp; Gifts865.247.0157</p><p>7240 Kingston Pike, Suite 184 | Knoxville, TN 37919www.shopelegantessentials.com</p><p>50% OffHoliday</p><p>Decor &amp;Ornaments</p><p>Holiday Open House</p><p>Coupon Required. 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The Knox Area Veterans Stand Down was held last week at the Park West Church of God, and 200 veterans pre-registered to participate.</p><p>The all-day event provid-ed three meals, clothing and haircuts for vets, as well as </p><p>Volunteer Judy Moore cleans Robert Willis new glasses at the Knox Area Veterans Stand Down, held at the Park West Church of God last week. The event provided free medical, dental and legal care to veterans, many of whom are homeless. Photo by Wendy Smith</p><p>Stand Down</p><p>Knoxville Homeless Veterans Reintegration Project, which helps vets break down barri-ers to employment.</p><p>One of those barriers can be unpaid fi nes, so the Knox County Public Defenders Of-fi ce and representatives from Legal Aid were on hand to help veterans clean up minor </p><p>offenses. Veterans who dont pay parking tickets, for in-stance, can end up with large fi nes and lose their drivers license, says Vincent. By get-ting their records expunged, vets can get back their license and thus be better positioned to get a job.</p><p>Remote Area Medical </p><p>(RAM) and the U.S. Depart-ment of Veteran Affairs (VA) recruited the doctors who volunteered their time for the event. Recruitment was a little tough, says RAM Foun-dation Volunteer Coordina-tor Laura Kirschenmann, be-cause the Stand Down was on a Thursday, when most doc-tors are working. But a core group of medical providers and volunteers can always be found to staff RAM clin-ics. The group has provided staff and equipment for 27 clinics this year, she said, but serving veterans is a special opportunity. While many of them receive medical care through the VA, they dont al-ways get dental and eye care, which is expensive.</p><p>These people served us. Hopefully, were giving them something they cant get any-where else, she said. Were having a good time. These are good people. </p><p>Serves needy vets medical, dental and eye care, including free glasses made on-site.</p><p>Robert Willis, who served in Germany during the 1970s, was grateful to be able to receive so many services in one day. He was especially thankful for his new glasses, which he says will come in handy at night.</p><p>He has recently moved into an apartment, but he spent 10 years on the street before fi -nally getting his own place.</p><p>If feels good just to have a key. I dont have any furni-ture, but I have a key, he said with a smile.</p><p>Willis has received help from Clyde Vincent of Volun-teers of America, one of sever-al organizations that offered services at the event. Vincent is a program manager for the </p><p>Heading for playoff s</p><p>By Sandra ClarkWilliam Bo Pierce likes </p><p>kids. His booming baritone announced three games of Powder Puff football at Hardin Valley Academy last week. And on Tuesday he spoke to two history classes that happen to be taught by his daughter, Rebecca Pierce. Its a family affair at HVA since Bos wife and Beckys mom is Lavonne Pierce, the offi ce sentry for principals, the keeper of the gate.</p><p>My daddy grew up on a farm, but he didnt want to be a farmer, said Bo Pierce. So he joined the Navy and trained as a diesel mechan-ic. He took care of the ship and worked as a mechanic after his discharge, raised a few beef cattle.</p><p>He still didnt have his high school diploma, and </p><p>when (then state Sen. Tim) Burchett passed legislation to enable World War II veterans to receive real high school di-plomas, well, I got the paper-work together and the Giles County school board gave him a diploma on the same steps where he stood when he left for the service.</p><p>Bos dads reaction: Well, it took them long enough!</p><p>Pierce, who works by day as a vice president of Knox-villes Community Devel-opment Corporation, said the students were most im-pressed by the lack of tech-nology available to soldiers and sailors during WWII.</p><p>He showed them a bolt-action rifl e. There were no automatics then, encourag-ing accuracy. (Miss that fi rst shot and it takes a while to get off the next one.) He showed </p><p>Bo Pierce (right) shows a bolt-action rifl e as used in World War II to the history class at HardinValley Academy. The Navy jacket displayed was his dads who served in World War II on the USSValencia (AKA81). Students are Megan Camfi eld, Neidi Carillo and Jordan Cook. Photo by T. Edwards</p><p>Students get glimpse of WWII</p><p>how soldiers attached a bayonet and described how American and Japanese sol-diers fought literally hand-to-hand when the U.S. troops came on land.</p><p>Something as simple as </p><p>a scope was just a metal at-tachment to the rifl e that fl ipped up or down. The sol-dier had to manually adjust for distance. There were no auto-focus devices or infra-red. There were no drones or </p><p>thermal-sensors or satellites.War is more than a vid-</p><p>eo game, and Bo Pierce brought home that message to students at Hardin Valley Academy, just in time for Veterans Day. </p><p>By Sandra ClarkThe Karns High football team (at </p><p>right) boards a bus for their playoff game Friday at Science Hill.</p><p>Karns (6-4) faced the 7-3 Hill-toppers. Results were not available at press time, but the games win-ner will face the winner of Fridays Maryville-Bearden game this week.</p><p>Karns compiled its best season in 37 years under the leadership of head coach Derek Witt. The last time Karns was 6-4 was 1974.</p><p>Witt said his team bought into a vision of success that carried them through preseason, summer work-outs, speed training and the just ended regular season.</p><p>Regardless of Fridays outcome, this team laid a foundation for the future. Karns High School fans look forward to their continued success.</p><p>Photo by Theresa Edwards</p><p>686-5756Audio &amp; Video Conversion</p><p>SN110711SN110711</p><p>Keep Your Memories SAFE!Preserve those old </p><p>reels, slides &amp;vhs tapes today!</p><p>www.DigitizeItNow.com12752 Kingston Pike, Renaissance Farragut, Ste 103, Bldg E</p><p>orPr</p><p>Meemem</p><p>20% off entire orderCannot be combined with any other discounts or offers.Cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers.</p><p>Last day for Christmasguarantee without a rush fee is Nov. 30!</p><p>Get an early start on your holiday shopping!One Day Only Nov. 9</p></li><li><p>A-2 NOVEMBER 7, 2011 KARNS/HARDIN VALLEY SHOPPER-NEWS community</p><p>Pellissippi State to host Veterans Day observance Pellissippi State Community College, 10915 Har-</p><p>din Valley Road, will host a Veterans Day observance Thursday and Friday, Nov. 10-11, that will include a reading of the names of U.S. service members who have died in combat post-9/11, participation in a national moment of silence and a display of memorabilia pro-vided by the colleges veterans.</p><p>On Friday, Nov. 11, from the Courtyard of the Bag-well Center for Media and Art on the Pellissippi Cam-pus, faculty, staff and community volunteers will read the names of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom casualties.</p><p>The college will observe two moments of silence on Friday. The rst, led by Anthony Wise, Pellissippi State president, is at 11 a.m.; the second is at 2 p.m. Both will be preceded by a buglers rendering of taps. The reading of names for the Remembrance Day National Roll Call will begin at 8 a.m.</p><p>On Thursday, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m., the Bagwell Center Gallery opens for an free exhibit created by Pellis-sippi State veterans or family members. In Their Own Words features the photographs, memorabilia and stories of military service by veterans of the college community.</p><p>Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Info: 694-6400. </p><p>Medicine collection is Saturday The city of Knoxville will join with Knox County </p><p>and several surrounding counties to sponsor an East Tennessee Medications Collection event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12.</p><p>The event is sponsored by the East Tennessee Regional Medication Collection Coalition and offers residents in Knox, Roane, Blount, Anderson and Scott counties an opportunity to turn in unwanted and out-dated prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines for proper disposal.</p><p>In Knoxville and Knox County the event will be held at the West Town Mall parking lot on the Morrell Road, or east, side of the mall.</p><p>Detailed information about the location of col-lection events in other counties is available at www.medicationcollection.org.</p><p>Mission of Hope Christmas CampaignThe 2011 Mission of Hope Christmas Campaign </p><p>Blue Barrel Collection begins Friday, Nov. 18, and runs through Monday, Dec. 5. Collection barrels can be found at Chick- l-A, Food City, Home Federal Bank, Kmart, Sears, Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union and CVS/Caremark locations. To make dona-tions, become a volunteer or for more information, call 584-7571, email info@missionofhope.org or visit www.missionofhope.org.</p><p>In a reverse Cheers mo-ment, participants at last weeks Council of West Knox County Homeowners com-plained that nobody knows their name. And members themselves showed the stresses of staying united when common enemies are few.</p><p>Homeowners group explores goals </p><p>for money, said John von Weisenstein. A homeown-ers association is our rst level of government and, as such, we get out of it what we put in.</p><p>President Margot Kline said its important that she clearly states for whom she speaks when appearing be-fore governmental bodies. That launched an hourlong discussion of history, philos-ophy, tactics and identity. </p><p>Part of our purpose is to help other subdivisions to organize, said Linda Gild-ner. And we will lose effec-tiveness if we take time to poll (residents before taking a position).</p><p>But we should not intrude into the city of Knoxville or the town of Farragut, </p><p>Schoonmaker argued. Our expertise is with Knox County government, not so much with the city or the town. Maybe we need to reduce the number of sub-divisions on our letterhead; cull out nonparticipants, he said.</p><p>Director Sue Mauer dis-agreed. The more we have in this organization the stronger we will be.</p><p>Kline noted that com-mercial property such as Sherrill Hills can be an-nexed with zoning decisions and signage controlled by the Knoxville City Council when the residences next door are outside the city. </p><p>The representatives agreed to meet twice yearly without a formal program </p><p>to discuss organizational structure and goals.</p><p>Schoonmaker then re-ported on the county Board of Zoning Appeals and the Metropolitan Planning Commission. He serves as vice president of the BZA and announced theres just one item on this months agenda.</p><p>He said the request to put a food store on Northshore Drive in front of the Pellis-sippi Self Storage has been withdrawn.</p><p>Sheriffs Of ce Capt. Fred Ludwig reported, We sur-vived Halloween. He urged homeowners to be vigilant about break-ins around Christmas. The burglars are looking for presents, too.</p><p>John von Weisenstein</p><p>John Schoonmaker </p><p>Council president Margot Kline (standing) and parliamentar-ian Andy Andrew Photos by S. Clark</p><p>Sandra Clark</p><p>It was easier when Vic-tor Ashe was annexing deep into West Knox County. Homeowners rallied to op-pose double taxation. And owners of single family residences won concessions from would be developers of multifamily dwellings, at least until the cost of land soared through the ceiling and consumers decided not everyone including them-selves needed a one-acre yard to mow.</p><p>Veteran member and for-mer president John Schoon-maker recalled, In the early 70s it was the Wild West out here as developers pushed rapidly against virtually zero county zoning. </p><p>This organization was active when (then Mayor Vic-tor) Ashe wanted to annex 22 subdivisions through the urban growth plan. He got zero, said Schoonmaker. </p><p>Andy Andrew concurred. You can see the ebb and ow of membership. Annex-ation is still a threat, and a homeowners association, when it is controlled by the developer, is not really re- ective of homeowners.</p><p>Annexation is a grab </p><p>Catch up with all your favorite columnists every Monday at www.ShopperNewsNow.com</p><p>Santa arrives at the Market!10:00 am, Saturday, November 12The one and only Santa Claus! Begin a family tradition at the market with the arrival of Santa "Glasses!</p><p>Photos and Videos with Santa Claus!11:00 am 6:00 pm, Friday and Saturdays throughout the Season!#$%#&amp;'*"Visit with Santa and give him your wish list from the Market! All of those visiting photo and /or a video from their very +Jolly Old Elf!</p><p>Breakfast with Santa!9:30 am 10:30 am, Saturdays until Christmas Eve!</p><p>'+Catering, Southernly Sweet or Pulos at the Market! </p><p>Holiday Open House at the Market!9:00 am 6:00 pm, Saturday, November 12</p><p>?Qthe sights and sounds of the Season! 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