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Caldwell Serving Caldwell County North Carolina

Volume 3, Issue 9

Free Thursday, December 1, 2016

Representative-elect Destin Hall Elected Majority Freshman Leader of the North Carolina House of Representatives RALEIGH, NC (November 23, 2016)…Representative-elect Destin Hall of Caldwell County was elected House Majority Freshman Leader by his colleagues this week.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve in the leadership of the North Carolina House of Representatives. I will never shy away when called to lead, as that enables Caldwell County to have a strong voice in leadership decisions at the General Assembly. I look forward to working hard in this position to make sure the citizens of Caldwell County have effective representation.” Born and raised in Lenoir, NC, Destin Hall graduated from West Caldwell High School and went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree from Appalachian State University, where he double-majored in Finance & Banking and Risk Management & Insurance. He then went on to earn a law degree from Wake Forest University. Destin is a general practice attorney in Lenoir and he is an active member of Union Grove Baptist Church, where he serves as Brotherhood Director.

County Commission December 5th Meeting to Begin at 5:30pm LENOIR, NC (November 21, 2016)…The Caldwell County Board of Commissioners regular meeting set for Monday, December 5, 2016 will begin at 5:30 p.m. rather than the normal meeting time of 6 p.m. The change is being made to accommodate the swearing in of returning board members Randy Church and Jeff Branch and new incoming board member Robbie Wilkie. The agenda for the December 5, 2016 meeting will be available closer to the meeting date.

Caldwell County Christmas Parades & Events Info Pages 4 & 5…

ASU included in Sierra magazine’s 2016 list of greenest colleges and universities Page 6…

GFHS Class of 1960 holds 56th Reunion Page 14...


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Snowmaking in North Carolina NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS (November 24, 2016)…The mountains of North Carolina have the highest elevations and the coldest climates in the South. So don’t let your hometown weather fool you into thinking that the conditions in the mountains are the same. With every thousand-foot rise in elevation there is usually a 3 or 4-degree drop in temperature. Therefore, the mountain areas are usually at least 15-20 degrees cooler than the lower elevations. To supplement an average snowfall of 60 inches, North Carolina Ski Areas’ state-of-the-art snowmaking capabilities provide 100% slope coverage. When temperatures fall below freezing, we take advantage of these opportunities to make snow.

A full day of sunshine. High 59 Low 32 Precipitation: 0.00 in.

Snowmaking in North Carolina is key to creating fantastic slope conditions. The art of snowmaking involves creating a mixture of air and water under pressure and spraying it out of a snow gun. The mixture then turns to snow and falls to the ground. Each Ski Areas’ snow making personnel diligently monitors temperature, humidity and wind to produce the most optimum skiing/snowboarding conditions.

High 56 Low 33 Precipitation: 0.00 in.

This commitment to snowmaking allows all NC ski resorts to offer consistent snow conditions to skiers & snowboarders, even after mild periods.

Caldwell Journal Weather

High 56 Low 32 Precipitation: 0.42 in. Cooler with periods of rain High 49 Low 31 Precipitation: 1.14 in. High 49 Low 37 Precipitation: 0.00 in. Chance of a little a.m. rain. High 58 Low 39 Precipitation: 0.00 in. High 59 Low 34 Precipitation: 0.00 in.

Hours of snowmaking per season range from 6001500, depending on the weather and the specific Ski Area. Some Area’s go as far as stockpiling snow in key slope locations. When the weather turns warm or even to rain, these large piles of snow are strategically spread over decreasing snow base areas. Each North Carolina Ski Area is proud of its snowmaking and grooming crews who vigorously work throughout the season, day and night, taking advantage of the mountain climate to blanket the slopes with new machine made snow. Very often it becomes necessary to make snow during skiing/snowboarding sessions. Here are a few tips for skiing/snowboarding during snowmaking operation. Dress properly for the weather. Generally, it is 32 degrees Fahrenheit or below during snowmaking operation. Continued on next page...

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Snowmaking in North Carolina Wear goggles to protect your eyes from precipitation (natural or machine made) and sunlight. A scarf or some other form of face protection may be helpful. Avoid skiing/snowboarding too close to the snow guns. The snow farther away from the snow gun is often better. Ski/snowboard with caution whenever visibility becomes poor. Always contact the specific area you will be visiting ahead of time for slope and weather conditions. Online slope and weather conditions can be found at or generally each Ski Area will have a slope conditions page updated twice a day. By the North Carolina Ski Areas Association.

Granite Falls History & Transportation Museum temporary closing

Mon thru Sat 10am to 5pm Sun 1pm to 5pm Located just north of McDonalds in Granite Falls & across from the State Employees Credit Union on 321.

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GRANITE FALLS, NC (November 28, 2016)…The 2 c. all-purpose flour Granite Falls History and Transportation Museum 1 tbsp. baking powder located at 107 Falls Avenue in Granite Falls has 1 tsp. salt been closed until after the first of the year to allow 1 tbsp. caraway seeds for repainting of the interior and revamping of the 1 tsp. chopped fresh dill exhibits. In addition to renewing/updating/ ¼ c. Lard changing the permanent exhibits, the Granite Falls ½ c. whole milk History Committee is also planning to have special ½ c. Buttermilk temporary displays in 2017: Granite Falls Press (January and February), quilts (March), Bank of Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Meanwhile, in Granite (May), churches (September), and military a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk in the caraway seeds and (November). In the meantime, the committee will post new ma- dill. Using a fork, cut the lard into the flour mixterial on its Facebook page (Granite Falls History ture until it forms small, pea-size crumbs. Create a and Transportation Museum) and website: well in the center and pour in the whole milk and Recent buttermilk. Slowly stir in the flour from the sides posts include videos of the veteran’s ceremonies in until the milk is incorporated. Sawmills and Granite Falls and Festival on the Square – Tree Lighting. The museum newsletter is also available online. The Granite Falls History Committee will issue a news release when it is ready to reopen the museum. For more information, call the town office at 396-3131.

Burning Ban Still in place until further notice

Dump the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead until smooth, about 2 minutes. Using a rolling pin dusted in flour, roll the dough into a 1/2-inch-thick circle. Using a 3-inch round cutter, cut out the biscuits. Gather the dough scraps as needed, roll them into a 1/2-inch-thick circle, and continue cutting until you have 8 biscuits total. Place the biscuits, sides touching, in a cast-iron skillet. Bake until the tops are golden brown, about 15 minutes.


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Caldwell County Christmas Parades & Events Info CALDWELL COUNTY, NC (November 28, 2016)… It’s that time of the year again! Lenoir Christmas Parade Friday, December 2, 2016 at 6:30pm Sawmills Christmas Parade Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 10am Granite Falls Christmas Parade Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Noon Hudson Christmas Parade Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 2pm Grant Wilson Christmas Parade in Rhodhiss Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 2:30pm Light Up Hudson Christmas Tree Lighting Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 6pm Sawmills Christmas Tree Lighting - Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 6:30pm. Please join us help us light the community Christmas Tree! Music, hot chocolate, coffee, cookies and a fire to warm by. Snowflake Socials - Every Friday in December, the art galleries and craft shops in downtown Lenoir will stay open until 7:00 pm. Participating venues are Caldwell Arts Council, Chix with Stix, Folk Keeper Gallery &Antiques, My Happy Place Gallery, Sevenfold, and City of Lenoir Pottery Studio. Shop local and give homemade. Foothills Performing Arts Presents “A Christmas Carol” - December 1st thru 4th at the J.E. Broyhill Center at 1913 Hickory Blvd. in Lenoir, NC. For more information and tickets go to: EventDetail.asp?eid=FPAChristmas Living Walk Through Nativity - Friday, December 2, 2016 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at Resurrection Hope Church, 732 Stacey Pl., SW, Lenoir, NC 28645. Satie’s Holiday Sale - Friday, December 2, 2016 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Caldwell Arts Council at 601 College Ave SW, Lenoir, NC. Beautiful locally handmade items will fill the Caldwell Arts Council – pottery, crafts, paintings, foods, fused glass and blown glass ornaments, toys, collectibles, knitwear, fiber arts and more! The Satie’s Holiday Sale will continue through December 24th – open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm & Saturdays 10am-2pm.

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Caldwell County Christmas Parades & Events Info Celebration of Christ - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints presents the sixth annual Celebration of Christ, a crèche display and holiday musical program, on Friday, December 2, from 6 to 9 pm and on Saturday, December 3, from 3 to 7 pm at the LDS church located at 4065 Highway 127 North in Hickory. Admission is free of charge and guests will enjoy an exhibition of nativity scenes from around the world in a beautiful setting with special musical performances from community organizations. Enjoy the true meaning of the season – the birth of Jesus Christ – through worldwide representations of the nativity scene, art gallery, and the harmonious sounds of local musicians and choirs. 2nd Annual Christmas Show/Festival - Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 9am to 4pm. At the Hudson Uptown Building (HUB) at 145 Cedar Valley Road in Hudson, NC. This is a Christmas Festival with vendors who sell. We will also have entertainment, Tony Burchette, Sherry’s Dance Studio, Hannah Grace and Natalie Manning. Come on out and get your Christmas shopping done with local folks. Santa is landing at Foothills Regional Airport – Saturday, December 3, 2016 from Noon to 3:30pm at 3566 Morganton Lenoir Airport Ave, Morganton, NC. Live Nativity - Friday, December 9, 2016 and Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm at Grace Chapel United Methodist Church at 4336 Grace Chapel Road in Granite Falls, NC. Handbell Concert to benefit Yokefellow! - Friends of Yokefellow Ministries are coordinating the 2nd Annual Yokefellow Christmas Handbell Concert on Sunday, December 11, 2016, 3:00pm, at Lenoir Presbyterian Church located at 1002 Kirkwood Street in Lenoir. This concert will feature Christmas favorites performed by the Handbell Choirs of First Baptist Church of Lenoir and Lenoir Presbyterian Church. Donations will be taken at the door. This is a Charity event supporting emergency assistance budget of Caldwell County Yokefellow. For more information, call Yokefellow at 754-7088, or on the event FaceBook page. A Celtic Christmas - Saturday, December 17, 2016 from 7:30pm to 10pm at the J.E. Broyhill Center at 1913 Hickory Blvd. in Lenoir, NC.


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ASU included in Sierra magazine’s 2016 list of greenest colleges and universities BOONE, NC (November 21, 2016)…Sierra magazine has released its 2016 list of “Cool Schools” and once again Appalachian State University is included among the nation’s 201 “greenest” colleges and universities. Sierra magazine is the official publication of the Sierra Club. Using a customized scoring system, Sierra’s researchers ranked the universities based on their commitment to upholding high environmental standards. Appalachian came in at No. 25 on the list. This year, Appalachian received a score of 657.98 of a possible 1,000 points. The annual publication measures the “greenness” of schools based on engagement in categories including: co-curricular activities, energy investments, food, innovation, academics and research, planning, purchasing, transit, waste and water. Green features at Appalachian include: *Photovoltaic panels installed on Plemmons Student Union, Frank Residence Hall, in front of Peacock Hall and at bus stops on campus *Solar trash compactors on campus *Centralized water bottle refill stations in every residence hall, the student union, dining halls and some academic buildings

*Free bus transportation for employees and students on the AppalCart transportation system *The oldest sustainable development programs in the country, offering Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees since 1991 Moreover, in 2015-16, a total of 1,044.61 tons of recyclable, compostable material and reusable material was diverted from the landfill. Thanks to the Renewable Energy Initiative (REI) led and funded by students, many renewable energy projects have been installed on campus. The magazine ranks schools based on sustainability data reported to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). The magazine’s researchers then scored each response and ranked each of the participating institutions. There was no cost for participation, and no affiliation or relationship between a school and the Sierra Club or its employees, past or present, influenced the ranking. Other North Carolina schools on the list are UNC Chapel Hill (39), Duke University (66), Warren Wilson College (42), UNC Greensboro (71) and Elon University (146). The full ranking of 201 colleges is online at About Appalachian State University Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low student-tofaculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

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Obituaries William Stephen Annas William Stephen Annas, age 72, of Hudson, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2016, at Caldwell Hospice. He was born October 16, 1944 the son of the late William “Bill” Cecil Annas and Beulah Oneda Curtis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Thelma Perry Annas and a brother Larry Annas. Mr. Annas was self-employed as a piano tuner.

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Mr. Annas is survived by his wife Connie Gantt Annas of the residence and his daughter Stephanie Pitts of Lincolnton and a son William Stephen Annas II of Sawmills; also Jeffrey Pitts a former son in law of Collettesville. Left to cherish his memory are five grandchildren; Bradley, Ryan, and Laurin Pitts and Chelsea and Perry Annas and two great grandchildren Madeline and William Pitts. Also surviving is his brother Garry Annas and wife Jan of Newton. The Visitation will take place at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Hudson on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 at 2:00 - 3:00 PM and the Service will follow at 3:00 with the Rev. Glenn Walker and Rev. Edd Warren officiating. Burial will be Private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to… Caldwell Hospice 902 Kirkwood St. Lenoir, NC 28645 Mt. Zion Baptist Church Music Dept. 1787 Cajah Mtn. Rd. Hudson, NC 28638 Mackie Funeral Home of Gr an ite Falls, NC is serving the family. You may view the obituary online at

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Dr. Herb Says….Stay healthy with nature The Unbeatable Beet

Beet or beetroots has a bulbous, dark red root that may be eaten as a vegetable in a variety of ways. Beetroots are rich in essential vitamins and minerals, making them an excellent addition to your diet. Although commonly a beautiful reddish-purple hue, beets also come in varieties that feature white, yellow, orange, striped and even rainbow colored roots. Beets pack a number of health benefits: * “Beets contain zero trans fat and zero saturated fat. They are also low calorie. * Beets are high in carbohydrates, which means they are a great instant energy source. They can be regarded as body fuel. * Beets contain folic acid, which is necessary for the production and maintenance of new cells. This is especially important for pregnant women or anyone undergoing physical healing. * Studies have shown that betacyanin, the pigment that gives beets their red color, helps inhibit the formation of cancer-causing compounds and is protective against colon and stomach cancer. Beets have been used to help get rid of tumors and to aid in supporting people with blood diseases and leukemia. * Medical studies have also shown that including beets in a diet helps protect the body against heart disease. * Beets have been shown to help cleanse the blood, cleanse the colon and strengthen the gallbladder and liver. * Some people have used beets to treat and cure boils, abscesses and even acne. * Beets are one of the best sources of lutein and zeaxanthin, highly beneficial for eye health. * Beets also contain betaine, which enhances serotonin production in the brain. * Beets are an excellent source of fiber and magnesium, which helps make and maintain RNA and DNA cells and prevent anemia. * Beets contain sodium, magnesium, calcium, iron and phosphorous. They are considered a fiber food and contain vitamins A and C as well as niacin. * Beets also contain potassium, which is necessary for building muscle and regulating the heart’s electrical activity, and manganese, which helps maintain muscle and nerve function, build bone strength, regulate blood sugar levels, and promote a healthy immune system.” Beets may be enjoyed in several ways: grate them raw over salads; steam; roast in the oven, cut in chunks and top a tossed salad, adding a favorite dressing; juice raw with other vegetable for a healthy drink or use diced or grated in soups. Borscht, a very popular vegetable soup made of beets is a delicious favorite in Poland, Russia, Germany and other European menus.

Borscht Recipe 4 beets, whole 4 russet potatoes, diced 1 onion, chopped 1 green pepper, diced 2 carrots, grated 6 cloves garlic, minced 2 T olive oil 1 – 6 0z can tomato paste 1 t. raw agave or sweetener of choice ¼ head red cabbage; ¼ head white cabbage, shredded 1 – 2T lemon juice, or to taste Salt, to taste Fresh parsley Healthy homemade sour cream Sun 7 to 6 M-T 7 to 6

Boil beets until crisp tender. Remove from water; peel and set aside. Cook potatoes in beet water for about 10 minutes. Sautee onion, bell pepper, carrots, and garlic in olive oil until tender, add tomato paste; cook 2 minutes. Combine mixture into beet water. Add grated beets, cabbage, sweetener, salt and lemon juice. Gently simmer 40 – 50 minutes for flavors to enhance. Garnish with parsley and sour cream.

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Dr. Herb Says….stay healthy with nature The Broccoli Benefit

Broccoli, meaning “cabbage sprout” in Italian, has been growing wild in the Mediterranean regions for hundreds of years. It was first commercially grown in the United States in the 1920s and has been gaining respect ever since as one of the most nutritious foods you can eat. Do you know why broccoli is so good for you? The answer lies in its vibrant green color. That color comes from potentially cancer-fighting phytochemicals, called glucosinolates, sulphorophane, annins, terpenes, and folic acid. Although many factors affect the development of cancer, heart disease, and high blood pressure, eating a diet low in fat and sodium and rich in fruits and vegetables, including broccoli, may reduce the risk of these diseases. Plus, it tastes good! Fresh, crisp broccoli adds a dash of flavor to many dishes and salads- and is even great eaten on its own as a snack. Health Benefits Broccoli is low in calories, high in vitamin C, and a good source of both foate and vitamin A. Broccoli also contains phytochemicals that may help protect eyesight and prevent cancer. Fun Fact The name broccoli comes from the Latin word brachium, which means branch, or arm. Broccoli was first grown in the Italian province of Calabria and was given the name Calabrese. Broccoli consumption has increased over 940 percent over the last 25 years! Selection Tips Good-quality broccoli should have fresh-looking, light-green stalks of consistent thickness. The bud clusters should be compact and dark green, and may have some purple tinge. Storage Store your broccoli in a plastic bag in your refrigerator’s crisp drawer. Broccoli Salad Chop 2 cups broccoli florets and put into bowl. Blend and pour over broccoli and stir: ½ to ¾ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice ½ c olive oil 1 t salt 1 t cumin ¼ t cumin 2 cloves garlic, minced Chop remaining ingredients: 5 -6 green onions, sliced ½ c fresh cilantro, minced fine 1 -2 cucumbers, chopped fine 2 stalks celery, chopped fine ½ c fresh parsley, minced 2 – 3 c cherry tomatoes, chopped Combine all and enjoy! Sun 7 to 6 M-T 7 to 6

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Dr. Herb Says‌.stay healthy with nature Soy Curls

A New Twist on Soy Soybeans have long been a traditional part of the diet in Asia. Whole beans are sometimes used, but the most popular products, like tofu and soymilk, are usually only a part of the bean. Various products differ widely in nutrient value. I prefer the whole sum of foods when possible, as that is usually the most wholesome. Soybeans contain the highest amount of protein of any grain or legume, and substantial amounts of fat, carbohydrates, dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals and a variety of the phytochemicals useful for the prevention and treatment of many chronic diseases.

The protein in the soybean is very digestible and contains all of the essential amino acids necessary for humans, and can sustain health at all stages of human development. Approximately 50 percent of the fat in soybeans is linoleic acid, a polyunsaturated fat and an essential nutrient. In addition, soybean oil can contain as much as 8 percent alpha-linolenic acid, which is an Omega-3 fatty acid, they type of fat found in fish which is believed to be beneficial in lowering the risk of heart disease. Soluble and insoluble carbohydrates, including dietary fiber, make up about 30 percent of the soybean. The oligosaccharides raffinose and stachyose are significant because they are not digested or used as nutrients directly by the human body, but instead are used as nutrients by the bifido bacteria in the lower intestine to sustain and promote their growth. These types of intestinal flora are considered important for human health as it is believed that their presence can reduce the incidence of many diseases of the lower tract, including colon cancer. The major mineral components of soybeans are potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, sulfur and phosphorus. The water-soluble vitamins in soybeans are thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, folic acid, inositol and choline. Fat-soluble vitamins present in the soybean are vitamins A and E. “Soy Curls� are one of the newer whole-soy foods. Like tofu, they are a convenience food and nutritious addition to many dishes. But because they are the whole bean, they have plenty of fiber and all the other nutrients found in soybeans. No seasoning or other ingredients have been added, which makes them very versatile. Alone, or with other foods, they can be a seasoned according to your preference. Sun 7 to 6 M-T 7 to 6

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Dr. Herb Says….stay healthy with nature Avocado

The Healthy Butter Avocados are in a class by themselves when it comes to nutrition and it’s easy to see why as they offer a powerhouse of benefits as well as lending a rich, creamy, buttery flavor and texture to numerous recipes in which they are used. They can be incorporated into everything from salads to soups to smoothies, raw puddings and even face creams and hair conditioning. What makes this pear-shaped berry such a priceless fruit? Avocados offer a wide variety of nutrients, including 20 different vitamins and minerals. They contain high levels of potassium, which help support healthy blood pressure levels in reducing heart attack and stroke. One avocado offers more than twice the potassium of a banana. They contain almost all of the amino acids and have a high amino acid score which indicates they are an excellent high-quality protein source. Proteins assist in building and preserving body muscle, tissue and bone, carrying vitamins and other nutrients from organs into the cells. High in antioxidants, avocados have more of the carotenoid lutein than any other commonly consumed fruit. Lutein is incredibly important for eye health. This nutrient is linked to drastically reduced risk of cataracts and macular degeneration, two disabling age-related eye diseases. Avocados are very high in omega 3 fatty acids, the “good” kind of fat, a monounsaturated fat, which helps to significantly lower total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels as well as reduce blood triglycerides. Loaded with fiber, they have the highest fiber content of any fruit. Fiber adds bulk which helps to feel full longer, contributing to weight loss and reduced blood sugar spikes. It also aids in excreting waste and cholesterol from the body more quickly. One avocado contains 40 percent of the daily value of fiber needed for optimum health. Avocados make a wonderful first solid food for baby due to their smooth, velvety texture and “good” fat and high nutrient content, beneficial for the brain and physical development. Use alone or mash with a banana, pear or peach to provide a perfect food. Avocados nourish and moisturize the skin when mashed and combined with honey for a mask, adding moisture and glow. Massage mashed avocado and coconut oil into hair for moisture, luster and shine. Most often reveled in guacamole dip, these culinary wonders offer many more possibilities. They are the final word in sandwiches and wraps as well as salads and dressings. Enjoy on toast, baked potatoes with fresh salsa, steamed vegetables, soups, in bean, grain, pasta and vegetable dishes, hummus and smoothies. They are delectable in raw puddings.

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Daniel 1: 5,8 “And the King appointed Daniel and his friends a daily provision of the King’s meat, and of the wine which he drank; But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the King’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank.” Daniel and his friends determined not to compromise. The Babylonians did not observe God’s rules on clean and unclean foods. They did not drain the blood from slaughtered animals. Daniel purposed to be loyal to God, so they requested a vegetarian diet. The God who made us told us that He had given us every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; and that is to be our food. Daniel got permission to do what God said, and trusted God that if he obeyed, everything would turn out OK. They ate pulse, and drank water for Ten days, and after ten days they had a more healthful look and a better complexion than those eating the King’s meat, and drinking the King’s wine. A vegetarian diet is good to help one to be healthy, but blessings from God, for obedience, also makes a person healthy. God does not uphold a person for disobedience, and support disobedience with blessing.

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GFHS Class of 1960 holds 56th Reunion GRANITE FALLS, NC (November 29, 2016)‌ Granite Falls High School Class of 1960 held their 56th reunion on October 29, 2016. The celebration was held at Captain’s Galley in Granite Falls. It was dedicated to classmate Pam Burns Bumgarner and her husband Carroll who have hosted and prepared our meals for so many past reunions. A gift was presented to them and also a picture frame plaque designed by classmate Mary Ann Hamby Ruggiero. Our program reminded us that in 1960 Dwight D. Eisenhour was president of the United States and The Andy Griffith Show, The Real McCoys and Rawhide were television favorites. We enjoyed a reunion cake after our delicious meal. Those attending were: Front Row: Margaret Gilbert Bumgarner, Sammie Bumgarner Dewey, Mary Ann Hamby Ruggiero, Judy Marshall Sullivan, Judy Sherrill Terrell, Kay Bowman Schmucker and Dale Clark. Back Row: John Mackie, Ann Bell Gibbs, Juanita Reid Hayes, Bob Beane, Pam Burns Bumgarner, Jessie Williams, Eugene Walsh, Danny Simmons, Steve Tucker, Gerald Hollar and Nancy Oxford Sigmon.


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Blowing Rock Chamber Previews WinterFest 2017 BLOWING ROCK, NC (November 28, 2016)…The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce, which organizes WinterFest, has announced highlights of the 19th edition of the annual event, which runs from Thursday, January 26 through Sunday, January 29, 2017.

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New for 2017 is a Friday evening Ice Stroll to view all the lighted ice sculptures in front of business in Downtown Blowing Rock after dark. In addition, local restaurants will be offering special comfort foods on the Friday of WinterFest. Daily events include WinterFeast on Thursday; Cocoa and Canvas and the Ice Stroll on Friday; Polar Plunge, Snowflake Parade, kids activities, comfort food, ice carving demonstrations, WinterTastings and Auction on Saturday; and WinterPaws on Sunday. For more information and updates as they become available, visit WinterFest, which has been named a AAA “Top Pick” and a Top 20 Event by Southeastern Tourism Society, is sponsored by Hendrick Northlake Luxury Auto Mall. Blowing Rock is accessible from anywhere in the region, less than two hours from Charlotte and Greensboro, three hours from Knoxville and Raleigh and five hours from Atlanta and Charleston. For information: Billie Rogers, Events Director Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce 828.295.7851

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