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<ul><li><p>VOL. 9 NO. 13 April 1, 2015www.ShopperNewsNow.com | www.facebook.com/ShopperNewsNow</p><p>To page A-3</p><p>10512 Lexington Dr., Ste. 500 37932 (865) 218-WEST (9378)</p><p>NEWS </p><p>news@ShopperNewsNow.comSherri Gardner Howell | Nancy Anderson</p><p>ADVERTISING SALESads@ShopperNewsNow.com </p><p>Patty Fecco | Tony CranmoreAlice Devall | Shannon Carey</p><p>Register before March 31 for discounted registration fee</p><p>Tuition: $115/week/campermulti child discounts</p><p>Swimming, Field Trips, Sports, Praise &amp; Worship, Art &amp; Music</p><p>More info, schedules, pictures, online registration at www.campbig sh.org</p><p>or call 865-386-0779</p><p>FARRAGUTFARRAGUTCAMPUS!CAMPUS! </p><p> ADDICTED TO PAIN PILLS?TIRED OF DAILY DOSING?</p><p>OUR DOCTORS WILL HELP!OUTPATIENT APPOINTMENTS</p><p>865-882-9900EHCMedical.com</p><p> $5 Includes battery &amp; installation*7023 Kingston Pike</p><p>In the West Hills Center</p><p>584-3966 www.fostersjewelry.com</p><p>Expires 4/30/15Must present coupon</p><p>WATCH BATTERY COUPON</p><p>ExM</p><p>W</p><p>Foster' sFoster' s*1.5v only (Gasket not included) Fine Jewelry</p><p>By Anne HartImagine, if you can, a breath-</p><p>takingly beautiful nautilus shell. And then imagine that its yours, to do with as you want. What would be your choice? The choice was easy for local artist, wood-worker and marine archaeologist Jim McNutt.</p><p>He crafted a table from Ten-nessee white oak, fi nished it in shades of ocean blue, embedded the shell in the tabletop and added tentacles he carved from African Padauk wood that originated near where the shell was found in Mad-agascar.</p><p>The table is just one of McNutts </p><p>creations in more than 40 years as a woodworker. His interest in ma-rine archaeology has led him to the depths of the ocean in search of sunken relics that feed his pas-sion for ancient wood, especially if it has an interesting story at-tached.</p><p>McNutt will open his studio for Dogwood Arts DeTour 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 11, with music, food, door prizes, demonstrations and time to visit with the artist.</p><p>Woodstream Hardwoods is at 3636 Division St., between Suther-land Avenue and Middlebrook Pike. Info: www.woodstreamhardwoods.com or 524-0001.</p><p>Jim McNutt: local Renaissance manJim McNutt </p><p>points out the </p><p>crystallized chambers of </p><p>a 200-mil-lion-year-old </p><p>nautilus shell. </p><p>McNutt designed and built </p><p>the table to showcase the fossil. </p><p>Photo by A. Hart</p><p>By Sandra ClarkTommy Everette, who served </p><p>as principal of Karns High School from 1981 when the new high school opened until his retirement in 2000, is remembered as a big man who enjoyed his family, his sports and his career as an educa-tor. He was tall, affable and smart.</p><p>Mr. Everette passed away March 26 at age 66. Survivors in-clude his wife, Carolyn, a retired elementary school teacher; daugh-ter Kristi; and son and daughter-in-law Bryan and Margaret Ever-ette and their children, Ben and Makenna. The family requested memorials be made to the Tom-my Everette Scholarship Fund at Gibbs High School, 7628 Tazewell Pike, Corryton TN 37721. </p><p>Diane Jablonski remembers Mr. Everette as extremely help-ful when she served on the school board. He gave me great insight into the ins and outs of operating a major high school in Knox County.</p><p>We worked closely together to bring the new baseball complex onto Karns High School campus after the old one was eliminated to build the middle school addition.</p><p>He was so in-tune with every-thing that happened at Karns that it was quite an undertaking to surprise him when we named the sports complex in his honor.</p><p>Fred Russell worked alongside Mr. Everette for seven years when </p><p>By Sara BarrettWhen Hardin Valley resident </p><p>Alan Zimmerman was diagnosed with Parkinsons disease last June, it was more like Parkinsons disease was diagnosed with a case of Alan Zimmerman.</p><p>Little did I know Parkinsons was a life sentence, said Zimmer-man. Perhaps that is why I took it calmly and began to read and read and read. Then I decided to give it a run with all I had.</p><p>Zimmerman joined every Face-book group about Parkinsons, two local support groups and every association mailing list he could fi nd. He also started his own local Facebook group, Knox Area Par-kinsons Club, cross-posting info from other sources to help spread the word about new fi ndings in re-</p><p>search and treatment. Doctors cant be expected to </p><p>know everything, and this disease strikes everyone so differently, said Zimmerman. If youve met one person with Parkinsons, thats all youve met. And whos more interested in keeping up with re-search: you, or your doctor?</p><p>The determined Zimmerman is now an assistant state director for the Tennessee chapter of Parkin-sons Action Network, a nonprofi t advocating in Washington, D.C., for the entire Parkinsons community. </p><p>Just last week, he visited Wash-ington to get support for HR 292, the Advancing Research for Neuro-logical Diseases Act that would en-sure funding for proper collection of data on neurological diseases by the Centers for Disease Control. </p><p>Making lemonadefrom a truckload of lemons</p><p>Everette made big impact in Karns</p><p>Russell was principal of Karns In-termediate School. I cant begin to explain what a top-notch pro-fessional he was, he wrote.</p><p>Donna Wright, now director </p><p>of schools in Wilson County, says Mr. Everette always claimed cred-it for discovering her. It started when Wright taught Bryan Ever-ette in seventh grade social stud-</p><p>Alan Zimmerman lives with Parkin-sons disease, but it doesnt run hislife. Photo by S. Barrett</p><p>U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan has an-nounced his support of the bill.</p><p>And Zimmerman plans to at-tend the upcoming People with Parkinsons Advisory Council meeting and Parkinsons Unity Walk in New York City.</p><p>Zimmerman also helps pro-mote local events to raise aware-ness of the disease.</p><p>He is looking for participants for the fourth annual Parkinsons Walk of East Tennessee to be held 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 25, at Bissell Park Pavilion in Oak Ridge. Registration starts at 9 a.m., and there will be live music, prizes, face-painting for the kids and free health care information. Proceeds will help fund research for the seven major Parkinsons organizations.</p><p>Its all going quite well, said Zimmerman of his own symp-toms. A tremor in his right hand is the only tell-tale sign. He agrees his diagnosis may have been a bit of a blessing because of the oppor-tunities its given him to help oth-ers. He has 4,000 friends on Face-book, and hes always looking for alternative methods of treatment </p><p>IN THIS ISSUE</p><p>Meeting SeymourActor Ethan Hawke makes </p><p>his documentary-directing debut with Seymour: An Introduction, and he seems to have absorbed powerful les-sons from his subject.</p><p>Pianist Seymour Bernstein was a star on the concert stage who decided at his peak to stop performing because he had other things he wanted to do. He was, and is, a teacher, and he wanted to compose music and write books.</p><p> Read Betsy Pickle on page A-8</p><p>65 Vols had no place to go</p><p>The NCAA basketball tournament has changed some through the years. Perhaps you have noticed.</p><p>In 1965, a mere 50 years ago, it involved 23 teams. They played in Bowling Green, Ky.; Lubbock, Texas; Philadelphia; Lexington; Manhattan, Kan.; Provo, Utah; College Park, Md. and fi nished in Portland, Ore.</p><p> Read Marvin West on page A-4</p><p>Women of Central Baptist host Tu Dia</p><p>Last weekend, after lis-tening to a talk about health from Alexis Andino, dozens of women fl ocked to tables to make crafts, apply makeup or have their nails done. </p><p>Volunteers from Roane State Community Colleges mas-sage therapy program offered complimentary massages while children were entertained in the Central Baptist Church of Bearden gym.</p><p> Read Wendy Smith on page A-7</p><p>Visiting ZimbaweSeveral local Rotarians </p><p>recently traveled to Zimbabwe and South Africa to observe projects of their international counterparts, and they were inspired to build relationships through those projects.</p><p> Read Bonny Millard on page A-10</p><p>UT: Stop brandingWhen the talk turns to </p><p>branding, you can be damn sure somebody is about to get burned. And the hide that gets charred wont be on the cowboy wielding the branding iron.</p><p>Its time to take the brand-ing iron off the fi re and quit trying to take ownership of athletic and academic excel-lence we have yet to earn. </p><p> Read Bill Dockery on page A-5Tommy Everette high fi ves a friend on the night the Karns High School sports complex was named for him. School board member Diane B. Jablonski (back to camera) joins the celebration. File photo by S. Clark</p><p>ies at Gibbs. He kept his parents informed about the class and for some reason Tommy decided I was a keeper, Wright recalls.</p><p>to share with them. If Ive got three years I can </p><p>give all my efforts to this maybe in 20 years, Ill write a book, he said. Info: 482-4867, pk_hopeisalive@bellsouth.net or www.pkhopeisalive.org. </p></li><li><p>A-2 APRIL 1, 2015 Shopper news </p><p>F riends of the G arden Club </p><p>FF riends of the G arden Club </p><p>Siler/Rhea Group </p><p>Keep Calm and Garden On </p><p>Talahi Plant Sale </p><p>Saturday, April 11th9 a.m. 2 p.m.Lakeshore Park</p><p>The Corner of Northshore Drive and Lyons View Pike</p><p>FREE ADMISSION Rain or ShineCash, Checks and Credit Cards</p><p>Presented byThe Knoxville Garden Club</p><p>&amp; Garden Study Club</p><p>Interested candidates please ll out an application at www.ResourceMFG.com &amp; call us at 865-558-6224.</p><p>We look forward to hearing from you!</p><p>POSITIONS:Machine OperatorsOperator AssistantsPackagersMaterial Handlers</p><p>ResourceMFG is recruiting for ResourceMFG is recruiting for Newell Rubbermaid in Maryville, TN. Newell Rubbermaid in Maryville, TN. </p><p>Many exciting opportunities for both entry level &amp; skilled candidates. A variety of rotating shifts &amp; hours available.</p><p>Pay rates are based on the positions available &amp; your skill set! </p><p>FBMA disagrees From page A-1</p><p>grant access based on pos-sible action on the site.</p><p>We are not required to leave common sense at the door.</p><p>Pratt called witnesses a traffi c engineer, a Realtor and a property appraiser to testify that Kingston Pike access to the west parcel could be safe and that the parcels have no utility while theyre land-locked. Hale repeated his argument that access isnt given until a site plan is approved.</p><p>C o m m u n i t y Development director Mark Shipley said that access location is decided based on development-specifi c factors like parking and landscaping.</p><p>Town engineer Darryl Smith said his biggest concerns about Kingston Pike access to the property are the close proximity of the Urban Engineering driveway and a center lane confl ict with Ingles.</p><p>In a discussion that followed testimony, Shipley said that access to a property couldnt be denied, regardless of traffi c </p><p>concerns, once a site plan is approved.</p><p>Alderman Ron Honken expressed frustration over two hours of lost time and said he was dumbfounded at the applicants concern over the denial of Kingston Pike access.</p><p>It was never intended to be a permanent denial of access. Ive never seen a (Farragut) board try to land-lock a piece of property.</p><p>Alderman Bob Markli was angry, too, for a different reason.</p><p>We are being overtly hostile to the landowners. Why deny a property owner something that will help them market their property?</p><p>Hale said he would have a problem with granting access to the landowner unless a hardship was proven.</p><p>Vice mayor Dot LaMarche spoke directly to Markli.</p><p>You know we have to grant access, and we will do that in the right place. She made a motion to deny the appeal, and Markli was the sole dissenting vote.</p><p>By Sherri Gardner HowellThe Dogwood Trails re-</p><p>main for many the crown-ing jewel of the Dogwood Arts Festival. As well they should, since the trails came fi rst! Established in 1955, the Dogwood Trails celebrate 60 years in 2015. The festival began in 1961. Farraguts Dogwood Trail offers much for those who want to celebrate the beauty of the area.</p><p>The trails offi cially open on April 8 with the Dog-wood Luncheon, held at Ijams Nature Center this year because the South Trail is the featured trail. The Farragut trail, which will be open through April 26, be-gins in Fox Den subdivision, travels a portion of Country Manor and ends in Village Green.</p><p>Along the way, look for:Magnolia trees on Oak-</p><p>mont Circle, forming an archway over the street in one area</p><p>Rock gardens, dogwoods, azaleas, tulips and the or-namental Japanese maples along North Fox Den drive</p><p>On East Fox Den Drive, beautiful yellow cypress and weeping willows inter-mingle with the dogwoods</p><p> A spectacular mountain view at the hill at Russfi eld Drive in Village Green</p><p>Weeping cherry trees on Georgetown Drive</p><p>Mature dogwoods, tu-lips, irises and azaleas on East Heritage Drive and Dominion Circle</p><p>For trail maps and dates of special events: www.dog-woodarts.com/trails-and-gardens/ </p><p>Dogwood Spring! From page A-1</p><p>On Saturday, a life-size Easter Bunny will be visiting Smart Toys and Books for breakfast with the children, but real, live bunnies have been heralds of his arrival all week.</p><p>OHare Port opened Saturday at the book and toy store, 9700 Kingston Pike in Franklin Square. The airport fea-tures bunnies of all sizes and colors for children to watch and pet through the wire. Watching the bunnies is free. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, with four seatings on April 8, is $12 per child. Info: http://smarttoysandbooks.com</p><p>Bunny timeBunny kisses</p><p>Haddie Lebenschus, 3, seems particularly fond of a fl uff y white bunny at Smart Toys and Books. Photos by Nancy Anderson</p><p>COMMUNITY NOTES Farragut Rotary Club meets 12:15 p.m. each Wednesday, Fox </p><p>Den Country Club, 12284 N. Fox Den Drive. Info: http://www.far-ragutrotary.org.</p><p> Hearth and Home: Through the Years is the featured exhibit at the Farragut Folklife Museum located in the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. The exhibit will be on display through May 29. Info: www.townoff arragut.org/museum, or Julia Barham, julia.barham@townoff arragut.org or 966-7057.</p><p>Jim McNutt From page A-1search of sunken relics that feed his passion for ancient wood, especially if it has an interesting story attached. For along with his other tal-ents, McNutt is a skilled sto-ryteller. Every piece of wood he owns comes with its own piece of history.</p><p>He has even written a book about marine salvage, detailing his and others ad-ventures under the sea.</p><p>Quest for Shipwrecks was published in 1997. It has had several updates, with another due out soon. It is a fascinating look at maritime commerce beginning in the fourth century B.C., and the resulting maritime salvage business. It is illustrated with photographs, ancient and current maps and Mc-Nutts own sketches of his oceanic searches.</p><p>Those searches have tak-en him from South Amer-ica to Belize to Mexico and back home to the Tennessee River, which contains riches in wood from sunken ships dating to the Civil War and before.</p><p>Along the way, other in-terests have been piqued. McNutt has lived in and explored Mayan caves in </p><p>Belize, and he is currently working on a forestry pro-gram in Cuba, which has be-come a favorite place to visit.</p><p>The Cuban people are wonderful, warm and friendly, he says. They are also wonderful artists. There are beautiful sou...</p></li></ul>