Ray Fisher tribute a family affair

A little more than a year since the passing of Ray Fisher Jr., prominent Farragut and West Knoxville businessman and Rotary Club of Farragut member, Rotary Club of Farragut witnessed Emmette Thompson, executive director of Mission of Hope, present trophies to Mr. Fisher’s wife, Jackie Fisher, and son, Ray Fisher III, in Ray’s honor during an RCF club meeting in Fox Den Country Club Wednesday, Oct. 6.

“I wanted to do something to acknowledge Ray, and I wanted to do it with family present, and also in front of this club because of the relationship he had with you,” Thompson said. “His roots ran deep here.”

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Cancer awareness lecture coming to FHS

Farragut High School’s Science Academy Lecture Series is marking Breast Cancer Awareness month by welcoming breast cancer experts Dr. Aaron Margulies and his wife, FNP Imelda Margulies, to speak in the FHS library at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28.

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Toxic affects for pets eating plants, acorns

Q: The weather has been nice lately, so Bobby (my schnauzer) and I have spent a lot of time outside. I’ve noticed that he likes to lick, and sometimes eat, leaves and plants in the yard. Are there any plants that I should be concerned about? P.W., Farragut.

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Better branding of Concord Village with sign facelift

A sign marking historic Concord Village recently received a much-needed facelift, thanks to resident Keith Kail, his company, WoodmenLife, and a handful of volunteers.

Kail, who lives at the corner of Loop and Olive roads in the historic district, said he “walks that whole area all the time,” and noticed the wooden sign’s gradual deterioration.

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