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RUTHERFORDTON — Three District Court judgeships are up for election in Judicial District 29A this year, and two of the three are contested. Incumbent Randy Pool is opposed by Marvin Sparrow in one race. In the other, incumbent Tommy Davis faces Brian Plemmons. Judge Laura Powell is unopposed for re-election. Judge elections are nonpartisan.

Rutherford and McDowell counties make up District 29A.

Randy Pool Pool, 55, was born in Marion. A graduate of McDowell High School, he graduated from Wake Forest University in 1977, and from Cumberland School of Law in 1980. He practiced law in Marion for 18 years and was appointed to the bench by Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. in 1999.

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He has served as a District Court judge for three terms. Pool was appointed first chief judge of the newly formed District 29A in December 2005. Judge Pool has served on the Board of Governors for District Court Judges for eight years and been involved in setting policy, education of new and existing judges, and oversight of District Court issues. He is certified by the state as a Please see Judges, Page 6A

‘Some day we will have trails that will link us from Charlotte to Asheville and up to the High Country.’ — Josh King, IPDC Regional Planner

Developing county trails goal of group By JEAN GORDON Daily Courier Staff Writer

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Above, students Emily Ledford (left) and Samatha Aikens spread mulch while Steven Whitmire hauls another load of mulch other students representing the Rutherford Early College High School on Friday morning. As mulch was being placed at Hospice of Rutherford County other ReACH students worked at Henderson Care washing windows, visiting residents, and providing other services for the residents. Among those, right, were Chelsea Reynolds and Joseph Wells. Nearly 130 students participated in Make a Difference Day Friday under the leadership of staff and administration from ReACH. Across Rutherford County today hundreds of other volunteers will be participating in Make a Difference Day, a national observance, as volunteers from all facets of life, will do projects for those who need a helping hand.

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FOREST CITY — Developing trails and using those already in place in the county are strategies of a new nonprofit group. Rutherford Trails, under the leadership of Rutherford Outdoor Coalition and Jerry Stensland, the county’s recreation planner, has been formed. The first meeting is Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. in the county annex. The group will take a closer look at the just-released Isothermal Regional Trails Plan, created by the Isothermal Planning Development Commission and the state Division of Parks and Recreation, state Trails Program. “This is definitely long overdue,” Stensland said of the trails plan was released this week during a meeting of the Rutherford Roundtable. “It’s time to get some things moving,” he said. Stensland said when Rutherford Trails meets people will have opportunity to provide input on what the trail priorities across Rutherford County should look like. “This local group will help implement the trails plan, and I guarantee a part of the discussion and priorities will be the Rails to Trails,” Stensland said. The eight miles of Rails to Trails, from Oakland Road in Spindale to Gilkey, is already established, but the trails are in dire need of improvement. “Getting this trail up to par,” will be a priority of Rutherford Trails, Stensland believes. “This is one of the things we’ll work on. Right now there are no real signs and no good maps there. We’ll work on improving the signs and maps, and we’ll work on the surface and the function of the trails.” “Some day we will have trails that will link us from Charlotte to Asheville and up to the High Country,” said Josh King, IPDC Regional Planner. Before developing the plan, several meetings were held for public input. “We had a pretty good turn out for these and everyone was very enthusiastic. We hope we can implement the Please see Trails, Page 6A

Trails plan Rutherford Trails is a new project designed to get a wide range of individuals, businesses and civic leaders together to actively build, maintain and promote all types of trails in Rutherford County. Trails include the rail trail, hiking trails, multi-use greenways and blueways (paddle trail). Attend the Nov. 9 meeting at 7 p.m.

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Gone from NPR, Williams begins bigger role on Fox

WASHINGTON (AP) — As listeners and angry citizens complained to NPR and public radio stations across the country over the firing of Juan Williams, the news analyst kept up his own criticism of his former employer as he began a bigger role with Fox News Channel. As the guest host Friday night of “The O’Reilly Factor,” Williams, who was axed for saying he gets nervous on a plane when he sees Muslims, mentioned several remarks made by other NPR commentators that didn’t result in firings. “My comments about my feelings supposedly crossed this line, some line, somewhere. That crossed the line?” Williams said. “Let me tell you what you can say on National Public Radio without losing your job.” Williams went on to note that commentator Nina Totenberg said 15 years ago that if there is “retributive justice,” former Republican North Carolina Sen. Jesse Helms or one of his grandchildren will get AIDS from a transfusion. An NPR spokeswoman said Totenberg has repeatedly apologized for her comments. Meanwhile, a number of major stations said they were meeting or surpassing their fundraising goals in the wake of the furor over Williams’

dismissal, despite it being pledge season. “We find ourselves kind of caught between NPR and the audience,” said Craig Curtis, program director at KPCC in Pasadena, Calif., which won’t hold its pledge drive until next month. He said the station had received about 150 comments on the firing, mostly disapproving, and three people asked to cancel their memberships. Conservative leaders including Sarah Palin called on Congress to cut off NPR’s federal funding — an idea that was also raised in the 1990s and didn’t get very far. Williams was fired Wednesday over comments he made on “The O’Reilly Factor.” “When I get on a plane,” he said, “I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous.” After his remarks, Fox announced it had re-signed Williams, who has been with the network since 1997, to a multiyear deal that will give him an expanded role. NPR chief executive Vivian Schiller held a staff meeting Friday and said management was standing by its decision, spokeswoman Dana Davis Rehm said. Schiller acknowledged

that NPR didn’t handle the firing perfectly and executives would review their process, Rehm said. Veronica Richardson, 38, a paralegal from Raleigh, N.C., said the firing revealed that NPR had a “political agenda.” She said she would stop listening and donating to her local station, WUNC-FM in Chapel Hill. “I think it’s unfair to fire someone for a comment that was innocuous to begin with. It’s how many people feel,” said Richardson, who describes herself as a libertarian. Teresa Kopec, 42, of Spartanburg, S.C., backed the firing, saying, “I thought what he said was kind of offensive. I think it was probably the last straw. He had a pattern of saying things that were not appropriate.” But she said his association with conservative Fox News may have been more troubling, because it damaged NPR’s reputation for objectivity. At KUNC, an NPR affiliate in Colorado, general manager Neil Best said that Thursday, the start of a pledge drive, was one of the station’s best fundraising days ever. Best said some callers who criticized the firing seemed to be reading from a script since they used some of the same words, such as “totalitarian.” Rehm said several other stations also reported callers may be reading

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FOREST CITY — Celebrating 10 years of conservation efforts in Rutherford and surrounding counties, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy held its annual Conservation Celebration last Sunday at Firefly Cove in Lake Lure. More than 200 conservation supporters joined CMLC staff, trustees and volunteers at Firefly Cove, for food, and music by the Pisgah Forest Pickers, a local band that includes members of Steep Canyon Rangers. “What better place to celebrate the accomplishments of the CMLC than in the midst of the beauty that surrounds us in Lake Lure and Chimney Rock,” said Mary JaegerGale, general manager, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park. “The setting served as a great reminder of the importance of preserving these special lands, not only for our enjoyment, but for generations to come.” The event was an opportunity for supporters of conservation to get together and celebrate CMLC’s mission to permanently conserve and actively care for a regional network of locally and nationally significant farm, forest, park and natural lands, said Aimee McGinley, Membership and Development coordinator. All the proceeds from the event went toward CMLC’s mission. CMLC recently protected a mountain to the north called Weedpatch

Mountain, and the Town of Lake Lure recently bought 200 acres of that mountain — with a state Parks and Recreation grant — to create a public park. About Weed Patch Mountain: n Acquired by CMLC in December 2009, the 1,527-acre Weed Patch Mountain tract is the largest single parcel available for purchase near Chimney Rock State Park. n The tract adjoins 1,263 acres of Rumbling Bald Mountain and the King Valley acquired by the N.C. Chapter of The Nature Conservancy for addition to Chimney Rock State Park. n The acquisition of the Weed Patch Mountain tract protects the entire summit of Weed Patch Mountain and the headwaters that flow from the area into Buffalo Creek, a tributary to the Broad River and to Lake Lure. n Specifically, the project protects 162,246 linear feet of trout streams, and 1,318 acres of riparian corridor. n Rutherford County and Lake Lure residents have proposed a 40-mile long “Summits Trail.” The public trail would circumnavigate Lake Lure and ascend to each of the surrounding mountains. The Weed Patch Mountain tract is an essential link in the trail. The loop includes some of North Carolina’s most ecologically diverse and unspoiled natural land in addition to the spectacular views from the mountaintops.

This 2-year old male white shepherd is looking to find good home and available in Kennel 12 for adoption at the Rutherford County Animal Shelter on Laurel Hill Drive in Rutherfordton. He has been neutered and has a pet ID number of 15217. The shelter’s hours are noon to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For more information call 287-6025. For the Community Pet Center volunteers office call 287-7738. Garrett Byers/Daily Courier

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County Heritage Book club set Singers will meet Polk County Health Monday at 7 p.m. at St. The Rutherford Department will be John’s Church, Forest City DailyHistoric Courier_Ruth Co People_1.833inx3in County Historical having a flu clinic for 316 N. Main St. in Society’s book club children 6 months Rutherfordton, to begin and history discusthrough 18 years of age practice for a holiday sion group will meet on Monday from 3 to concert. The Heritage 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. 7 p.m. Bring the child’s Singers, sponsored by John’s Historic Church, immunization record, the Rutherford County 316 N. Main St. in Social Security card Historical Society and Rutherfordton. The and Medicaid card if under the direction of biography “Eudora child has medicaid. Lesly M. Bush, repreWelty: Her Life and Medicaid and Blue sents the only countyWords,” by Suzanne Cross Blue Shield will wide choral organizaMarrs, will be pay for the flu vaccine. tion performing a regu- reviewed. The public is If a child does not have lar schedule of concerts invited. Call Robin S. medicaid or Blue Cross in Rutherford County. Lattimore at 447-1474, Blue Shield insurance All accomplished singor by e-mail at robinsthe cost will be $30. of declining ridership ers are encouraged to and increasing gas pric- Call 828-894-8271. participate. Call Lesley es. The ferry operator is Bush at 447-1473 or by part of Bald Head Island Singers to meet e-mail at lesleybush@ The Rutherford Limited LLC.

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eople today are truly — wired or wireless — connected. Our phones and computers are so integrated into our routines that when some technological glitch interrupts our service we are lost. When you realize just how central these technological devices and software applications have become to our everyday lives, is obvious why the competition between the Googles, Yahoos and others who are compiling the databases of our personal information is so intense. It is also easy to understand why questions about our privacy are suddenly a major subject of discussion. While we use our phones and computers to communicate with others, someone else wants to use information we are supplying to communicate with us. Most people would be surprised by the information about them that is available on the Internet. Have you ever tried Googling you name? And that is just what is most readily available. What others can find out about you behind the screen is what should give us all pause. That is what is behind the concern over revelations that applications on the popular social media sites Facebook and MySpace are enabling outside sources access to users’ private data. There has been immediate and negative reaction to these incidents because the transfer of data has been done without the consent of those affected. This theft of information is one thing, but beyond that we should all be asking now just what the people behind the scree know about us and should they have that knowledge.

Throw those campaign mailers out! RALEIGH – When the stakes are high, maybe anything goes. So it goes this campaign season. Election mailers tied to candidates, political parties and independent groups aren’t just especially nasty this year. Some are plain false. Of course, nastiness is nothing new to politics. In 2008, Gov. Beverly Perdue and her Republican opponent, former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory, traded mean-spirited ads about illegal immigration. A Republican mailer accused Perdue of “rolling out the red carpet to illegal immigrants.” Perdue’s Democratic primary opponent, former State Treasurer Richard Moore, ran ads on urban radio stations accusing her of owning stores that sold “Confederate junk.” That same year, a Democratic Party mailer showing a picture of an Iraqi war veteran with a prosthetic arm accused a Republican state legislator of cutting veterans benefits. Nasty ads? Everyone one of them. Factually incorrect? Not exactly. Each claim contained some kernel of truth that could be twisted or exaggerated. Perdue’s husband did have an ownership stake in some Georgia convenience stores that sold Confederate flag-emblazoned hats; the Republican state leg-

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islator, Rep. Nelson Dollar of Wake County, voted against a state budget bill that included money for veterans programs. With control of the state legislature at stake in 2010, the ad wars have been even nastier. Equally troubling is how the political consultants responsible have shown complete disregard for the truth. This year’s most malicious mailer was sent in the Davidson County district of House Majority Leader Hugh Holliman, a Democrat. The Republican Party mailer includes mug shots of two death row inmates, Wayne Laws and Henry McCollum. “Thanks to Hugh Holliman, death row inmates could leave prison early and move in next door ...,” says a caption above their pictures. The mailer is especially egregious because Holliman’s 16-year-old daughter was abducted from the family home and murdered in 1985. Holliman witnessed the murderer’s execution and supports the death penalty. Republican Party officials

say they were ignorant of the Holliman family history. They’re also apparently ignorant of the law that is the subject of the mailer. It would only allow death row inmates to have their sentences switched to life in prison, without the possibility of parole, if they could show statistical evidence that race played a role in their sentencing. In other words, the mailer doesn’t just exaggerate. It’s a lie. Then there’s the mailer from a conservative-leaning group accusing another Democrat, Rep. Chris Heagarty of Raleigh, of voting for bills approved before he was even a member of the legislature. Democrats can hardly claim clean hands either. Mailers sent out in the district of Democratic Sen. A. B. Swindell accuse his Republican opponent, Buck Newton, of once being a drug dealer. The flier doesn’t mention that the drug charges were dropped and that a prosecutor said they were the result of mistaken identity. The solution: Disregard all this mail for the garbage that it is. Throw it away without reading it, and learn about the candidates the old-fashioned way – read your local newspaper or talk to them personally. Mooneyham is executive director of the Capitol Press Association.

Seek out the life of God to flow into your life Life makes demands upon us that sometimes overwhelm us and seems to drain the very essence of life out of us. Daniel 7:25 tells us the nature of the spirit of antichrist is to “wear out” the saints of God. This is a phrase common in the South and I have said it before. Sometimes we get just plain worn out. Is there a way for this to be stopped, and if so, how do we stop it? For family devotions we recently read Luke 8:43-48 and had some great discussion regarding those verses. This is the story of a woman who had an issue of blood. Verse 43 says, “Now a woman, having a flow of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her livelihood on physicians and could not be healed by any.” A study of Leviticus reveals that running issues from a man or woman causes one to become unclean, or ceremonially defiled. This defilement also caused one to be unable to worship in the prescribed manner and caused alienation. The account of this woman is of profound importance. Here we have a woman. The feminine description speaks of the church as St. Paul tells us that Christ gave Himself for “her” as she is the body

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of Christ. She is also symbolic of Old Testament Israel that needed to “touch the Messiah” for her cleansing and salvation. She is the epitome of the description of a sinner who does not know Christ and needs spiritual healing and strength. As we read further, we see she had this condition for 12 years. 12 is the number for government: 12 tribes, disciples, the 12 gates, angels, fruit and foundations seen in the book of Revelation. This woman had been governed by this infirmity for 12 years. We, too, have been governed by sin and sickness as well. All of humanity is sick with sin and we need healing. She had spent all her living in this condition. She had sought all manner of men to help her and none could. Her life was now being drained by this infirmity and she had spent all to no avail. What an apt description of all of us who need spiritual healing. Our only hope is to come to Christ. No wonder

Psalm 60:11 says, “Give us help against the adversary for vain is the help of man.” Christ was in her midst and she sought Him out. This woman had trusted in man and man had not helped. She now sought out the Savior. As she reached out, she touched the hem of His garment. This hem was a border around the edge or “ribband,” where we get our word ribbon that was to distinguish those Jews from other nations. This garment is also symbolic of ministry or covering. As she touched the garment or ministry of Christ, she was immediately healed. Salvation can happen in an instant whereas maturity takes time. This woman was healed as she touched the Master and Maker of life. Reading further you will see she had to make her way through the crowd. We must understand that here are circumstances and people who will seek to hinder us in finding our life in Christ. We must press through these obstacles in order to find Him who can heal and save. As she touched the Savior, Jesus felt that touch, as He asked, “Who touched me?” He had felt virtue leave his body and enter hers. Virtue, as used here, means ability, abundance or

miraculous power. Jesus Christ has come to seek and to save those who are lost. As He walked in the midst of Israel, there were those who loved Him and those who despised Him. Have you come to the end of your rope? Have people let you down and have life experiences left you drained, tired and hopeless? Faith will cause us to press through and find our Lord and Savior. Jesus stopped and beheld this precious woman who touched Him. We must understand that the Savior feels our infirmities. Too often we allow the crowd of things and people in our lives to stand between us and God. We cannot give up. There is much in the world and life to distract us so we must press on and through the crowded obstacles in life. It is futile to seek the help of someone to heal or help us from those things that they need healing from as well. Humanity needs Christ. The stain of sin has soiled the spirits of all mankind. This is why the Gospel must be preached without compromise. Verse 47 says that she was not hidden from the crowd as Jesus turned and singled her out. As He turned to her, she remarked that when

she touched Jesus she was healed immediately. Jesus spoke precious words to her. Her faith in Christ had not only healed her but made her whole which means to save, deliver or protect. Do we want remedy or relief? Do we need healing or wholeness? The Word says He is our peace. There is a peace that passes all understanding. Place yourself in the place of this woman. Have you spent all spiritually and emotionally? Has placing your trust in people let you down? Wholeness and peace will be found in finding Christ. Blood sacrifices were offered in the Old Testament because the life is in the blood. When Christ died upon cross, His blood flowed into the earth. That blood will flow into these earthen vessels and bring life to us. You do not have to live everyday with life flowing out of you like this woman. Jesus brings us life and abundant life. Reach out and touch life. Touch Him and live. Touch Him and have life and peace. The Rev. Lankford is pastor of St. Luke’s Church. He can be contacted at 286-8078 or revjlankford@

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RUTHERFORDTON — What started out as a call to a domestic situation Friday afternoon ended with the arrest of three people on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine. Sergio Antonio Quirino, 26, of the 100 block of Litchfield Court, Marcia Waters Suttle, 37, of the 200 block of N.C. 120, and Mitchell Joseph Martin, 27, of the 800 block of Broyhill Road, are each charged with manufacturing schedule II controlled substance. Quirino is also charged with two counts of assault on a female. He is under a $20,500 secured bond. Suttle and Martin are each under $15,000 secured bonds. They were all placed in the Rutherford County Jail.

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Milton “Lefty” Shroyer, 87, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, Rutherford County Sheriff at Rutherford Hospital in Rutherfordton. Jack Conner said Saturday A native of Colorado that officers were called Springs, Colo., he was a vetout to a residence on Piney Knob Church Road concern- eran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II, ing possible shots fired in a and was a retired service domestic situation. station owner. Officers arriving on the He was preceded in death scene found three suspects by his parents Walter Robert outside a residence and a vehicle that appeared to have Shroyer and Veva Marie Luke Shroyer, and his wife, been beaten with a bat. Investigators were told by a Pearl Fowler Shroyer. He is survived by two bystander that another vehicle had been moved from the daughters, Veva Wilson of Spindale and Nita Pitts of scene to another residence on Piney Knob Church Road. Shelby; a sister, Veva Keck Officers found that vehicle of Midvale, Utah; and by two grandchildren and two and discovered that it congreat-grandchildren. tained chemicals used to A celebration of life will manufacture meth. be held at 2 p.m. Monday The sheriff noted that at Crowe’s Funeral Chapel many meth operations now are portable, with the neces- with the Revs. Rick Wall sary ingredients transported and Fred Williams officiating. The family will receive in a vehicle. friends one hour prior to the service. Military honContact Dale via e-mail at ors will be provided by the Rutherford County Honor Guard.

Police Notes Sheriff’s Reports

n The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department responded to 178 E-911 calls Friday.


n The Rutherfordton Police Department responded to 82 E-911 calls Friday.


n The Spindale Police Department responded to 40 E-911 calls Friday.

Lake Lure

n Lake Lure Police Department responded to eight E-911 calls Friday.

Forest City

n The Forest City Police Department responded to 82 E-911 calls Friday.


n Christopher Robert Phillips, 21, of the 2000 block of Centennial Road; charged with simple possession of schedule VI controlled substance; released on a $1,000 unsecured bond. (RCSD) n Jennifer Elaine Banks, 27, of the 200 block of Sunnybrook Lane; charged with misdemeanor larceny; placed under a $500 secured bond. (FCPD) n Joshua Kevin Waters, 17, of the 200 block of Timber Creek Drive; charged with assault inflicting serious injury; placed under a $20,000 secured bond. (RCSD) n Ellen Jean Stywall, 26,



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of the 700 block of South Church Street; charged with misdemeanor child abuse; placed under a $1,000 secured bond. (RCSD) n Sammantha Ann Haynes, 23, of the 1000 block of Old Ballpark Road; charged with driving while impaired; released on a $1,000 unsecured bond. (RCSD) n Tyler Douglas Bennick, 21, of the 2300 block of Old Caroleen Road; charged with expired registration card/ tag and expired/ no inspection; placed under a $1,000 secured bond. (RCSD) n Percilla Dawn Kaylor, 30, of the 2900 block of U.S. 64; charged with simple assault; released on a $500 unsecured bond. (RCSD)

North Carolina Today N.C. plans center focused on rural youth violence

RALEIGH (AP) — Police say two of the three officers involved in the shooting of an unarmed woman had been on the force less than two years. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that 23-year-old Charles Matthews II and 23-yearold Philip D. Matthews had joined the Raleigh police department in February 2009. Officials would not say whether the two men were related. The third officer was 26-year-old Diana Painter who had been with the force since November 2006. The three officers responded to a call at the motel early Thursday about a woman causing a commotion in the parking lot. Officials say 37-year-old Emmerli Latrice Wilcoxson of Clayton County, Ga., was shot several times after making threats and charging the officer. Wilcoxson was listed in serious condition at WakeMed hospital.

LUMBERTON (AP) — Robeson County will be home of the nation’s first youth violence prevention center to focus on rural areas. The Fayetteville Observer reported Saturday that the center will be funded by a $6.5 million grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers say Robeson County was chosen because of its higher than average rate of poverty and its ethnic diversity. More than twothirds of the county is nonwhite. The county also has a long history of violent crime with a youth death rate at 124 per 100,000. That’s nearly twice the state average. The project will be led by researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Similar centers opened in larger metropolitan areas following the 1999 shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado.

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Tiney Jones Tiney Rogers Jones, 90, of Bradley Road, Ellenboro, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, at her residence. A native of Rutherford County, she was born Feb. 8, 1920, a daughter of the late Lawson and Lucy Belle Gettys Rogers. She was a homemaker and Avon sales representative and was a member of Ellenboro Presbyterian Church. She was also active in the Senior Center of Henrietta. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Irvan Jones, and one son. She is survived by daughters, Ruth Maxwell of Ellenboro, Martha McGinnis of Rutherfordton and Lois Shires of Ellenboro; a son, Robert Lee Shires of Rutherfordton; and by 14

grandchildren, 18 greatgrandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. today at the A.C. McKinney Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Travis Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. at McKinneyLandreth Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043. McKinney-Landreth Funeral Home is serving the family. An online guest register is available at

Anne Hill Anne L. Hill, 83, of Hill Road, Rutherfordton, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010 at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMahan’s Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

Artist protests library’s censorship of her work

RALEIGH (AP) — Complaints about three words have started a censorship debate in Chatham County’s new library. But it’s not books raising the ruckus. It’s art. County officials say they received complaints about the content and sharp edges of some of artist Siglinda Scarpa’s ceramic tiles in an installation at the new Chatham Community Library. Scarpa says the claims are politically correct cover for censoring the exhibit, after she refused to remove tiles that featured the words EMS “sex,” “damned” and “commun Rutherford County nists.” Emergency Medical Services The $40,000 installation responded to 39 E-911 calls was funded through donaFriday. tions to the Friends of the n The Volunteer Life Library. It takes the form Saving and Rescue, Hickory of hearths above two fireNut Gorge EMS and places in the $8 million Rutherford County Rescue library shared by county responded to one E-911 call residents and students on Friday. Central Carolina Community College’s Pittsboro campus. Sally Kost, chairwoman Fire Calls of the Chatham County n Bostic firefighters Board of Commissioners, responded to an industrial said the county started getfire alarm. ting complaints after the n Ellenboro firefighters library opened Sept. 13. She responded to an illegal burndidn’t know how many but ing. said three people have pulled n Hudlow firefighters her aside at recent events to responded to a brush fire. n Rutherfordton firefight- express their concerns. “We want a library (where) ers responded to a structure everyone feels welcome,” Kost fire and to a gas leak. said. “We don’t want a library n Spindale firefighters where people feel offended.” responded to a field fire. Scarpa’s artwork is a patch-

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Police say nothing found in search HICKORY (AP) — Investigators in the case of a missing 10-year-old girl in Hickory say a three-day search of a nearby landfill failed to turn up any evidence. The Hickory Daily record reported that officials had been looking for a mattress that belonged to Zahra Clare Baker that may have been disposed of in the days before her disappearance was reported Oct. 9. The search ended Friday. Zahra’s stepmother, Elisa Baker, remained in the Catawba County jail under a charge of obstruction of justice. Police say she admitted writing a bogus ransom note found at the scene of a fire in the family’s back yard on the day Zahra was reported missing. Baker has been appointed two attorneys from North Carolinas Indigent Defense Services, but neither has discussed details of the case.

work of handmade tiles. They feature screen-printed photography, poems etched in English and Italian, cats’ whiskers, boxes to stash secret notes in and representations of artists, from North Carolina musician John Coltrane to Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko. “A library is a place where people discover new things, learn new things,” said the petite 70-year-old Italian native and founder of the Pittsboro cat sanctuary The Goathouse Refuge. “And I thought, ’Well, what can I bring to the library? What is part of my luggage in my life? It is my travels, the people I met, my different culture.”’ Scarpa, who was chosen from among four artists, didn’t provide advance drawings as her contract required, Kost said. Scarpa said she couldn’t do that because her art builds itself as she puts it together. Neither the library architect nor county leaders invited to view the tiles being made raised any concerns until she installed them in the library, she said. A county statement said project architect Louis Cherry approved the work after seeing half of the tiles Scarpa provided as a sample of her work. None indicated Scarpa would use “profanity, a reference to sexual activity, or a statement indicating political party preference,” or protrud-

Milton ‘Lefty’ Shroyer Mr. Milton “Lefty” Shroyer, age 87, passed away Saturday, October 23, 2010, at Rutherford Hospital in Rutherfordton, NC. A native of Colorado Springs, CO, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II, and was a retired service station owner. Mr. Shroyer was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Robert Shroyer and Veva Marie Luke Shroyer, and his wife, Pearl Fowler Shroyer. Left to cherish his memory are: daughters Mrs. Jeff (Veva) Wilson of Spindale, NC, and Mrs. Walter (Nita) Pitts of Shelby, NC; two grandchildren, Mrs. Tracy (Lynn) Wilson and Michael Wilson; two greatgrandchildren, Jazzlynne and Emma Wilson; and a sister, Veva Keck of Midvale, UT. A celebration of life will be held 2 PM Monday, October 25, 2010, at Crowe’s Funeral Chapel with the Revs. Rick Wall and Fred Williams officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Military honors will be provided by The Rutherford County Honor Guard. Online condolences may be made at www.crowemortuary. com Crowe’s Mortuary is assisting the Shroyer family. Paid Obituary

ing objects that created safety hazards, the statement said. Scarpa said the county officials put black tape over two tiles that quoted American artist Jenny Holzer’s “truisms” — short statements displayed in public places, such as New York’s Times Square.

Tiney Jones Tiney Rogers Jones, 90, of Bradley Road, Ellenboro, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, at her residence. A native of Rutherford County, she was born Feb. 8, 1920, a daughter of the late Lawson and Lucy Belle Gettys Rogers. She was a homemaker and Avon sales representative and was a member of Ellenboro Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Jones was also active in the Senior Center of Henrietta, North Carolina. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Irvan Jones, and one son, Everett Shires Jr. She is survived by daughters, Ruth Maxwell and husband Charles of Ellenboro, Martha McGinnis and husband Calvin of Rutherfordton and Lois Shires of Ellenboro; a son, Robert Lee Shires of Rutherfordton; and by 14 grandchildren, 18 greatgrandchildren and five greatgreat-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 24, 2010, at The A.C. McKinney Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Travis Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. at McKinney-Landreth Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043. McKinney-Landreth Funeral Home is serving the Jones family. An online guest register is available at Paid obituary

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Ongoing Foothills Harvest Ministry: Oct. 25-30, 25 cent clearence sale on select shoes, skirts, slacks and many other items; donations of non-perishable food items for the food pantry also accepted. Yokefellow Service Center: Spotlight days, Oct. 22-23; featuring antiques, collectibles, silent auction, art, jewelry, books, housewares, clothing and more; store hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Washburn Community Outreach Center: Two for 25 cents proch sale, half-price sale inside store including winter; hours are Thursday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is coming on Oct. 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the FLC of Salem United Methodist Church, for information call 223-6355.

Sunday, Oct. 24 Spaghetti dinner: 10 to 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 to 3 p.m., Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church; by donation of $5; sponsored by the Knits of Columbus of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church.

Monday, Oct. 25 Annual Board Meeting: Rutherford Life Services, Inc. Board of Directors will meet at Fairground Road, Spindale. Blood drive: 2 to 6:30 p.m., American Red Cross Chapter House; please call 287-5916 for information or to schedule your appointment; all presenting donors will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win one of three pairs of Delta Airline roundtrip tickets. Alanon: 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Rutherfordton; for anyone who has a friend or family member suffering from alcoholism; meets on the second floor of the church. Democrat Club meeting: 7 p.m., Forest City headquarters.

Tuesday, Oct. 26 Preschool story time: 10 a.m., Rutherford County Library Main Branch; for ages 2 to 5; free. Preschool story time: 10 a.m., Spindale Library; every Tuesday; for information, call 286-3879. Rutherford County Historical Society Book Club: 7 p.m., St. John’s Historic Church; biography “Eudora Welty: Her Life and Words” will be reviewed; for information, call Robin S. Lattimore, 447-1474. Alanon meetings: Lake Lure Alanon Family Group meets every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., at Lake Lure Mountains Branch Library, 150 Bills Creek Road, Lake Lure; call 625-0456 for additional information.

Wednesday, Oct. 27 Preschool story time: 11 a.m., Rutherford County Library Haynes Branch; for ages 2 to 5; free.

Thursday, Oct. 28 “Dine Out for Kids:” Hickory Log Barbecue; proceeds from the event will help fund Communities in Schools of Rutherford County’s programs such as backpack for food, Starbase program, reading programs, mentoring and Stuff the Bus. Preschool story time: 10:30 a.m., Rutherford County Library Mountains Branch; for ages 2 to 5; free. Halloween Carnival: 6 to 8 p.m., Oak Grove Healthcare Center; games 50 cents, cake walk $1; pizza, chips, dessert and drink combo $5; Halloween costume contest begins at 6:15 p.m., with one prize for specific age groups (up to three years, 4 to 7 years and 8 years and older.)

Juvenile Court judge. As chief judge he created the first Custody Mediation Program in the district. Parties in custody cases are required to meet with a mediator to try to resolve their cases prior to trial. He also created a Mediation Program for Equitable Distribution, which allows parties to meet with a mediator and resolve cases prior to trial. Pool started mediation programs in criminal court that handle minor criminal cases. He also started the One Day Conference Program for families facing abuse and neglect charges. Pool put in place a Continuance Policy for criminal court, which requires cases to be disposed of in a timely manner. Pool also cited work to get drunk drivers off the roads. The conviction rate for DWIs in Rutherford County is more than 97 percent, according to the Administrative Office of the Courts. Rutherford County is also fourth in the state — of 100 counties— in the time it takes to dispose of these cases from time of charge to disposition. Pool said he doubled the number of child support court days in Rutherford County. As a result, Rutherford County Child Enforcement collected an additional $1.5 million in each of the past three years above what was collected in 2006, when Pool scheduled additional court days. The most recent model program Pool created is Truancy Court. Truancy Court is an early-intervention program and was begun in 2009 in McDowell County Schools. Rutherford County Schools has decided to implement this program, with the first Truancy Court to be held Oct. 25.

Marvin Sparrow Sparrow, 64, was born in “Little Washington,” in coastal Beaufort County. He graduated from Garner High School in 1964, and attended Davidson College for three years. He then left school to become a VISTA volunteer in the War on Poverty. He worked as a drywall hanger, truck driver, on a factory assembly line, and at various other jobs before returning to school at UNCCharlotte, where he received a bachelor’s degree in history in 1974. After working three years as a paralegal, he entered law school at N.C. Central, where he earned his juris doctorate in 1983. He has been practicing law since 1983. Sparrow began his legal career as an attorney for N.C. Prisoner Legal Services and eventually became the director. From 1995 to 2002 he was in private practice in Durham. His campaign website says that was “to gain more experience in more aspects of the law. I wanted my main focus to be criminal trial and juvenile matters.”

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plan, bit by bit,” King said. A time frame was not attached to the plan, King said, “because a lot of this depends on landowners.” The goal of the regional trail planning across the state is to help guide federal, state and local efforts for trail development, and the state plans to build on the successful Mountains to Sea Trail project, a brochure about the project says.

Monday, Nov. 1 PROMISE Support Group: 10 a.m., for four weeks beginning today; group is for any parent who has lost an adult child; offered at no cost; group will also be conducted next quarter, so call to register. Reception honoring county commissioners Brent Washburn, Margaret Helton and Paul McIntosh: 4 p.m., Rutherford County Office Building, Rutherfordton. CHS Athletic Booster Club meeting: 6:30 p.m.

In 2002 he opened a general law office in Forest City, and in 2004 he moved to Rutherfordton. Sparrow, at his website, says, “I am well-qualified to be a District Court judge, both by training and experience, and by temperament and personality. The essential elements of the job are simple: listen to all sides, treat fairly the people before the court, remain courteous with parties and attorneys, consider matters carefully, know or learn the law that applies, make decisions that follow the law, and articulate those decisions so that parties can understand the grounds for them. I can do all of that. The job of being a judge is a public trust. Participants in our court system deserve a judge who is hardworking and conscientious in performing his or her duty, and who is enthusiastic about the work. I am ready to do that and I ask for you support.”

Tommy Davis Davis is the incumbent. He won the election to retain the judgeship in 2006, after having been appointed in late 2005 when the 29th Judicial District was split into 29A and 29B districts. Davis graduated from GardnerWebb University, then went to work for an accounting firm for three years and earned his CPA license. He graduated from Campbell University law school in 1984. He returned to Rutherford County to practice law. Before being appointed to the District Court judgeship, he had his own general law practice and served as Forest City town attorney. His advertisement in The Daily Courier cites his more than 26 years of experience as an attorney, CPA and litigator.

Brian Plemmons Plemmons is a Marion attorney. A 1994 graduate of McDowell High School, he served as a medic in the U.S. Navy. While in the Navy, he earned an associate’s degree from Campbell University. After being honorably discharged from the service in 1998, he completed his undergraduate education at N.C. State University. He graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 2003. He has practiced law in Marion and in Rutherford County. Plemmons told The McDowell News in February that he’s running for District Court judge because of the disparity in sentences for various crimes. Some people who are found guilty receive sentences that are not appropriate, he added. “I would like to see some changes in District Court,” he said. “I would like to see a mental health court and a family court.” The regional plans provide a blueprint for connecting public lands, communities and significant natural features across the state. To form the plan, IPDC collected all of the available data on existing and planned trails, bike routes, parks and public lands and produced base maps for each county and for the region to use in public workshops. When preparing the plan, five regional priority trails were identified — Catawba River Corridor, Overmountain Victory Trail, Thermal Belt/Pea Vine Rail to Trail, Green/ Broaday Blueways, The Saluda Grade

Statewide, voters will be electing a justice to the N.C. Supreme Court. Robert “Bob” Hunter of McDowell County is running against Barbara Jackson of Wake County for the spot. Five Court of Appeals judgeships are up for election: n Incumbent Ann Marie Calabria faces District Court Judge Jane P. Gray. n Incumbent Rick Elmore faces law clerk and 2005 law school graduate Steven Walker. n Incumbent Martha A. Geer faces appeals referee and adjunct law instructor Dean R. Poirier. n Incumbent Sanford L. Steelman Jr. is unopposed. The fifth seat is being filled through a new approach. Court of Appeals Judge James A. Wynn Jr. was confirmed as a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. The vacancy in Wynn’s seat occurred after the state’s primary elections, so the election will employ instant runoff voting, a first in a statewide election. Cressie Thigpen was appointed to fill the seat through the election. He has filed for the full eight-year term, as have 12 other candidates. Voters will choose up to three candidates, in order of preference, first, second and third. The State Board of Elections reports the following: “In IRV elections, voters select their first choice for an office as they have done in previous elections. Additionally, voters may select their second and third choices. The voters’ first choices are tallied and are reported unofficially on Election Night. If a candidate gets enough first choice votes to win, more than 50 percent of votes cast, he or she is certified as the winner at canvass and no further counting is necessary. If no candidate receives enough first choice votes to reach the majority threshold — more than 50 percent — the top two candidates move to the instant runoff. The winner is determined by adding the highest ranked second or third choice vote to his initial vote totals. The candidate with the most votes in the second round wins the election. If a voter’s first choice candidate is not in the runoff, a second choice vote for either of the two runoff candidates will be counted. Third choice votes for either runoff candidate will be counted only if the voter’s first or second choice candidate is not in the runoff. After all counting is concluded, the candidate with the most first and second round total votes wins.” Candidates, in addition to Thigpen are: John F. Bloss, J. Wesley Casteen, Chris Dillon, Jewel Ann Farlow, Daniel E. Garner, Stan Hammer, Mark E. Klass, Doug McCullough, Anne Middleton, Harry E. Payne Jr., John Sullivan and Pamela M. Vesper. Rail to Trail and Carolina Thread Trail. One significant component of the Isothermal Regional Trail Plan is the OVT, which is also a part of the National Trails System. When complete, it will consist of 330 miles of trail commemorating the 1780 march of the patriot militia through Virginia, Tennessee and the Carolina. Region C consists of Cleveland, McDowell, Polk and Rutherford counties and the municipalities of each. Visit for more information.

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Friday, Oct. 29 Blood drive: 1 to 5:30 p.m., Chili’s of Forest City; please call Stewart Williams, 286-0008, for information or to schedule your appointment; all presenting donors will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win one of three pairs of Delta Airline roundtrip tickets.

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Business Notes Edward Jones again ranks high with investors

FOREST CITY — For the fifth year out of the past six, financial-services firm Edward Jones ranks highest in investor satisfaction with full-service brokerage firms, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study, announced the 4 financial advisors of Rutherford County.. The study measures overall investor satisfaction with full service investment firms based on seven factors: investment advisor, portfolio performance, account information, account offerings, commissions and fees, website and problem resolution. The J.D. Power and Associates study found that Edward Jones “performed particularly well across the two highest-weighted factors: Investment Advisor and Investment Performance.” Edward Jones’ overall score climbed 10 points over last year, when it also was ranked highest among the 12 largest firms rated. “Being ranked highest in investor satisfaction for fullservice brokerage firms by J.D. Power and Associates five times now is a great honor and quite an accomplishment,” said Jim Weddle, managing partner of Edward Jones . “It results from always having our clients’ best interests at heart as we work to help them through the tough times as well as the good times.” The Rutherford County financial advisors include: Frank & Tracy Faucette, George Allen and David Smith.

PPG appoints Kerr as vice president

PITTSBURGH — PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) has announced that Thomas P. (Tom) Kerr has been appointed vice president, fiber glass, within the company’s Glass segment, effective immediately. Most recently, Kerr was director, strategic operations, fiber glass, a position which Timothy G. Mathis will assume Nov. 1. Kerr will report to J. Rich Alexander, executive vice president, Performance Coatings, in his new position. He joined PPG in 1978 at the company’s former Crystal City, Mo., glass plant. In 1985, he joined the glass research-anddevelopment function as a project leader focused on advanced insulating glass technology. Kerr joined PPG’s former automotive glass business in 1991 as director of quality, and in 1993 became plant manager at the former Crestline, Ohio, automotive glass plant. Kerr transferred to Paris in 1996 to become director of production for automotive OEM glass in Europe. In March 1998, he returned to the United States to become general manager, automotive OEM products, and in August 2002, director, production, flat glass. Kerr was named director, strategic operations, fiber glass, in 2005. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas. Mathis will be responsible for driving operational excellence in fiber glass and will have global responsibility for manufacturing and engineering. He has extensive manufacturing experience at all three PPG fiber glass facilities in the United States, having served as plant manager at the Chester, S.C., and Lexington and Shelby, N.C., plants. Mathis is a graduate of Clemson University with a degree in ceramic engineering, and he will report to Kerr and relocate to the Pittsburgh area.

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A sign at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. is shown. Google Inc.’s has issued new guidelines to its employees to strengthen the company’s safeguards on privacy questions.

Google makes moves to bolster its internal privacy controls SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google Inc. is tightening its privacy leash on employees in an effort to ensure they don’t intrude on people while the Internet search leader collects and stores information about its users. Besides promoting longtime employee Alma Whitten to be its director of privacy, Google said Friday that it will require all 23,000 of its employees to undergo privacy training. The company also is introducing more checks aimed at making sure workers are obeying the rules. Google’s tougher privacy measures appear to be a response to recent breaches that have raised questions about the company’s internal controls and policies. In the most glaring example that indicated the company didn’t have a good grasp on what its workers were doing,

Google acknowledged in May that one of its engineers had created a program that vacuumed up potentially sensitive personal information, including e-mails and passwords, from unsecured wireless networks while Google cars cruised neighborhoods around the world. The vehicles were dispatched primarily to take photos for Google’s online mapping service, but they also carried equipment to log the location of Wi-Fi networks. The incident, which some critics have derisively labeled as “Wi-Spy,” was caused by “an engineer’s careless error as well as a lack of controls to ensure that necessary procedures to protect privacy were followed,” Canada Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart concluded in a report this week. Several other countries have skewered Google for scooping up 600 gigabytes of data — equiva-

lent to about six floors of an academic library — from Wi-Fi systems for more than two years before detecting a problem five months ago in response from to an inquiry from regulators in Germany. Google initially said it had only captured fragments of people’s online activities, but Canada’s investigation determined that entire e-mails, passwords and website addresses had been obtained and stored. In confirming Canada’s findings Friday, Google said it wants to delete all the Wi-Fi data remaining on its computers as quickly as possible, but must hold on to most of the information while authorities in different countries conduct their own investigations. So far, Google has purged the Wi-Fi data it got in Ireland, Please see Google, Page 8A

Investor Louise Jonaitis poses with her dog, Butterscotch, in the recently reopened Saunders Brothers manufacturing plant in Greenwood, Maine. Jonaitis has bought four mills in areas of interior Maine saying that she intends to bring the plants back to life and provide work opportunities in regions where jobs are scarce. Associated Press

Taking a chance Investor reopens wood products plants GREENWOOD, Maine (AP) — Many people gave the Saunders Brothers manufacturing plant up for dead when it closed its doors and went to auction last spring, a victim of the sour economy and cheap imports flooding in from overseas. Less than five months later, machines are humming and the smell of sawdust is in the air again as a skeleton crew puts out rolling pins, brush handles, dowels and other wood products.

Maine’s wood products industry has been on the slide for years. Numerous plants that made hundreds of everyday things — toothpicks, tongue depressors, Popsicle sticks, pepper mills, checkers pieces, clothespins, you name it — have gone out of business. Now, a Portland woman and her partners have bought not only the shuttered Saunders Brothers factory, but three other plants as well in hardscrabble areas of interior Maine.

Louise Jonaitis says she intends to bring the plants back to life in regions where times are tough and jobs are scarce. “I grew up knowing a mill of any size was the life of a community in Maine,” said Jonaitis, 49, whose father worked in a paper mill when she was growing up in Rumford. “What I’ve been seeing as plants close is the decline of the social fabric in Please see Plants, Page 8A

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Austria, Denmark and Hong Kong after gaining clearance from regulators in those countries. It still has the data from more than 20 other countries, including the United States, where a coalition of state attorneys generals has been looking into the breach. While some countries have asserted Google’s Wi-Fi snooping was illegal, the company has maintained it didn’t break any laws even as management apologized for its bad behavior. “We are mortified by what happened, but confident that these changes to our processes and structure will significantly improve our internal privacy and security practices for the benefit of all our users,” Alan Eustace, Google’s head of engineering, wrote in a Friday blog post. Google’s privacy safeguards appeared to be suspect once again after the Gawker blog reported that an engineer in its Kirkland, Wash. office had been using the privileges of his job to spy on the online accounts of four minors. Prompted by that report, Google last month acknowledged that it had fired the engineer for violating its privacy policies. Maintaining the public’s trust is critical to Google because the success of its search engine and part of its long-term business plans hinge in part on its ability to build databases about its users’ preferences. Among other things, Google believes the information helps it deliver better search results than its rivals and sell more of the ads that generate virtually all the company’s revenue. Google, based in Mountain View, Calif., hopes to become an even bigger part of people’s online lives by introducing more social networking features on its website so it can better compete with Facebook in the increasingly lucrative field of connecting friends and family members online. When Google introduced a social networking option into its free e-mail service in February, many users protested because the feature exposed their contact lists without prior permission.


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Maine. And I thought, ‘What else do we have?’” It’s no secret that rural Maine has suffered as its manufacturing base has eroded with its wood products plants, paper mills and other manufacturing facilities shutting down or cutting back. Jonaitis and her partners paid about $1.8 million for the four plants, a fraction of their assessed value. Jonaitis has a financial backer, as well as business partners on two of the properties. It pleases Philip Bibeau, executive director of the Wood Products Manufacturers Association in Westminster, Mass., to see some Maine plants being given a second life rather than being sold off piecemeal at auction. In Vermont, a former Stanley Tools mill in Pittsfield that shut down last year is reopening as The Original Vermont Wood Products Inc., with plans to manufacture saw handles and other wood products. “If the economy starts to pick up a little, these people who have picked up these companies for a song will have some business,” Bibeau said. Jonaitis, for years a social worker, seems like an unlikely savior of these mills. She got into the mining business in 2004, when she and other investors bought a gem mine in Newry where they found a large tourmaline deposit. Last year, she turned to wood products plants after seeing one after another close over the years. Why, she asked, were they being shut down when Maine has such an ample wood supply and a plentiful work force? In the past 17 months, she and her partners have bought an idled wood products plant and sawmill in Fryeburg, a former Ethan Allen furniture plant in Andover, the Greenwood mill

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and the Moosehead Furniture plant in Monson. The Andover, Greenwood and Monson plants were bought at auction. She plans to slowly grow business at the Greenwood plant and have furniture-making under way by next spring in Monson. The Fryeburg facility, which will act as a sawmill to supply goods for her other plants, and the Andover plant, which will be used to dry and store wood, should be up and running late next year, she said. Eight people are back on the payroll in Greenwood and others will soon be back at work in Monson. When things are going full steam, she hopes to have at least 60 employees between the two towns. That’s small potatoes compared to the hundreds who used to work there, but at the least her efforts are keeping plants alive that otherwise would become a footnote in Maine’s long history of wood products manufacturing, said 50-year-old Fred Hamel as he worked a machine putting out thousands of small wooden dowels. “I’m glad she’s buying them up to keep the products going in Maine,” Hamel said. The trick now is to implement a profitable business model. With low debt from the acquisitions — she bought the Greenwood mill, including nearly $750,000 in inventory, for $450,000 — she’s willing to give it a go. The plant has scores of specialized wood-making machines — so many that Jonaitis doesn’t even know what half of them do. For Moosehead Furniture, she’s developing a new business model. Instead of selling to dozens of retailers around the country, she says she’ll open three Moosehead Furniture stores of her own — in Bar Harbor, Portland and Freeport — while also selling to one existing account, Stanley Furniture in Rumford.

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She said she’ll strive to distinguish her products from imports, with no plans to go head-to-head with foreign manufacturers. “I don’t see us competing with China,” she said. “We don’t even want to be in the battle with them.” Robert Rice, a wood science and technology professor at the University of Maine, said the successful wood products plants around the state put out specialized products made with specialized equipment for niche markets. “Those kinds of businesses do well. They don’t serve huge markets, but they serve sophisticated markets and buyers, and they look for the niche market,” he said. At the Saunders Brothers plant, Scott Allen is happy — and somewhat surprised — to have a job again after the mill closed. He and a handful of others were back at work on a late September day, assembling rolling pins for an order of 10,000 for a company in Vermont. Workers will also be making products such as Foosball table handles, knife handles, honey dippers, duck calls and croquet mallets. “I thought that was it,” Allen said of the day he heard the plant was closing. “Everything’s been folding and going overseas.” And Rob and Linda Dupill, the owners of Stanley Furniture, are excited to see Moosehead Furniture make a comeback. Moosehead, founded in 1947, went under in 2007 before reopening later that year under a new ownership group. It shut down again last year. With the Moosehead line no longer available, the Dupills bought foreign-made furniture to fill their showroom. But they’ve had problems with quality and deliveries. “When I first heard Moosehead was going to reopen, at first I felt disbelief. But once it settled in — enthusiasm,” Rob Dupill said.

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In this Nov. 9, 2005 file photo, Iraqi women mourn during the funeral service of Adel al-Zubeidi, in Baghdad, Iraq. Military documents in the biggest leak of secret information in U.S. history suggest that far more Iraqis died than previously acknowledged during the years of sectarian bloodletting and criminal violence unleashed by the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.

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American-led invasion leg and pulled him under in a cloud The shark, which breached the and endure today. of blood. water on its side, appeared about 18 The reports demon“When the shark hit him, he just feet long, Garcia said. strate the weakness of said, ’Help me, dude!’ He knew what “There was no sign, there was noth- Iraq’s civic institutions, was going on,” Garcia told the AP as ing. It was all very fast, very stealth,” court system and milihe recounted his friend’s death. “It said Garcia, 20. tary, even before secwas really fast. You just saw a red The pair, best friends since they tarian violence explodwave and this water is blue — as blue were on the water polo and swim ed in 2006-2007. as it could ever be — and it was just teams together at Perris High School In the fall of 2005, red, the whole wave.” in Riverside County, had joked the the U.S. military disAs huge waves broke over his head, night before about the chances they covered evidence of Garcia tried to find Lucas Ransom would be attacked by a shark, Garcia plots to assassinate varin the surf but couldn’t. He decided said. It was the first time either had ious officials, including to get help, but turned around again been to that particular beach and an Iraqi Army colonel. as he was swimming to shore and they planned to surf until about 11 In September, one of saw Ransom’s red bodyboard pop up. a.m. and then go to class, he said. the war logs said, a Garcia swam to his friend and did “We were just in perfect water, the group of judges were chest compressions as he brought him waves were perfect, great barrels. It abducted in Balad, to shore. was picture-perfect conditions,” he beaten and forced into The 19-year-old already appeared said. “You hear a surfer say, ’Oh, per- the trunk of a car. dead and his leg was mauled, he said. fect waves’ — well, the waves do not Another example: On “He was just floating in the water. get any better than they were today.” June 6, 2006, U.S. forcI flipped him over on his back and Ransom, who was from Romoland es reported discovering underhooked his arms. I was pressin Riverside County, was a junior at large amounts of blood ing on his chest and doing rescue UCSB majoring in chemical engineer- on the floor, a rubber breathing in the water,” Garcia said. ing, but was in the process of changhose and electric wires “He was just kind of lifeless, just dead ing his major to chemistry because he rigged to a metal door weight.” wanted to be a pharmacist, said his in a holding cell in an The University of California, mother, Candace Ransom. Iraqi police station in Santa Barbara, junior had a severe He had been home last weekend but Husaybah, in western wound to his left leg and died a short spent most of the time studying for Iraq. The report called time later at Surf Beach, the Santa midterm exams, she said. the discoveries “eviBarbara County Sheriff’s Department She last spoke to her son Friday dence of unchecked said in a statement. morning, when he told her he was torture” and “clear The beach, 130 miles northwest of going to surf sets of 8- to 10-foot indications” of human Los Angeles, is on the property of waves at a beach that was new to rights violations. Vandenberg Air Force Base but is him. His mother encouraged him not The U.S. report said open to the public. to go in the water, she told the AP. that for a time, U.S. Sheriff’s deputies patrolled the Surf websites reported that the military advisers slept coastline to search for Ransom’s waves were 6 to 8 feet high at Surf in the police station missing leg but were only able to Beach on Friday. to make sure prisonrecover the bodyboard, which had a The scientific standard is to meaers were not abused, 1-foot segment on the side bitten off. sure the height from the back of the checked arrest logs and Federal and state Fish and Game wave while some surfers like to mea- counseled Iraqi police, officials were working to identify the sure the face of the wave warning them against Forest City 75/56 Charlotte 78/58

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these practices. But even a program of training and counseling didn’t put an end to the abuses. According to a report dated Feb. 16, 2009, U.S. forces reported the mistreatment of 33 detainees in custody at the same police station. The Associated Press was given access to a redacted WikiLeaks database hours before its general release Friday, but was not provided the raw data. The documents appear to be authentic, but their origin could not be confirmed independently. The leaked war logs reflect significant progress as well. There has been a dramatic improvement in security since the height of the violence in 200607, due to a weakened threat from al-Qaida and an Iraqi population weary of the sectarian bloodletting that once threatened to plunge the country into civil war. Even so, some experts question whether the fledgling military and police forces are capable of defending Iraq after Washington completes its scheduled pullout on December 31, 2011. Those who hold these pessimistic views also worry Iraq could repeat its history of turning to a military dictator in the mold of Saddam Hussein. Ryan Crocker, ambassador to Iraq in 2007-08, said Washington has decided to turn the page on Iraq but must not close the book. “We’re still very much at the beginning of this story, or more to the point, the Iraqis are at the beginning of their new narrative in their history, and for all of the extraordinary achievements that we’ve seen, the list of challenges is even greater,” he said

Friday. One major challenge is the country’s political paralysis. Iraqi politicians are struggling to form a new government seven months after a national election failed to produce a clear winner. That’s a symptom, to some, of the country’s stubborn religious and ethnic schisms. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s opponents said the WikiLeaks documents showed he must be stopped from consolidating power. Al-Maliki’s office responded by saying the document leak was timed to sabotage his re-election hopes. Crocker called it “profoundly important” that the U.S. maintain a military presence in Iraq beyond 2011, despite America’s weariness with the long and costly war and pressure to shift more resources to Afghanistan. The leaked documents posted by WikiLeaks recount Iran’s role in arming and training Shiite militia groups and seeking to influence Iraqi politics — a concern that may deepen as American influence in Baghdad wanes. In Crocker’s view, Iraq will struggle for years with profound internal political and social problems. Meanwhile, he said, Iran is in effect telling Iraq: “Looks like the Americans are leaving, and guess what — flash news — we’re staying.” Before the U.S.-led invasion, predominantly Arab Iraq was stronger militarily than Persian Iran, an old foe. Today, due to the U.S. defeat of Saddam’s forces and its dismantling of his army, Iran enjoys a vast numerical advantage over Iraq in battle tanks and other weapons of war. Iran is likely to keep that edge for years to come.

Notice of Public Hearing The Town Council of Rutherfordton will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 beginning at 5:30 pm. The meeting will be held at the Town Council Chambers at Town Hall located at 129 North Main Street in Rutherfordton, NC. The purpose of the hearing will be to discuss the Town applying to the NC Department of Commerce, Division of Community Assistance for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to assist Morrow Enterprises with improvements to their facilities which will result in the creation of up to 6 new jobs in the next 24 months. These funds are made available through the Small Business Entrepreneurial Assistance program. As a part of this grant, the Town will also undertake several limited activities to encourage the growth of an entrepreneurial environment in the community. The amount of the grant application will be between $150,000 and $250,000. The Public is invited to attend this meeting. Persons with disabilities who need assistance in order to attend or participate in the meeting should contact Karen Andrews, Town Manager (828-287-3520) at least 24 hours before the meeting, so that appropriate accommodations can be made.

10A — The Sunday Courier, Forest City, NC, Sunday, October 24, 2010


Suicide attackers assault UN office in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide car bomber and three armed militants wearing explosives vests and burqas attacked a United Nations compound Saturday in western Afghanistan, but Afghan security forces killed the attackers and no U.N. employees were harmed, officials said. The Afghan Ministry of Interior said three guards working at the compound were injured. “The situation is now resolved,” said Dan McNorton, a spokesman for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan. “All U.N. staff have been accounted for.” The brazen attack began when four militants drove up to the U.N. compound in a car laden with explosives, said Dilawar Shah Dilawar, deputy police chief of Herat province. From the car, they fired a rocket toward the entrance, he said. The militants tried unsuccessfully to blow up the

gate with the rocket so they could drive the car inside the compound, he said. When that didn’t work, three of the militants got out of the car and the fourth blew up the vehicle, killing himself. The explosion destroyed the gate, allowing the three to get inside. “The three attackers were wearing police uniforms covered with burqas,” Dilawar said, referring to the long, flowing garment that many Afghan women wear in public. “All of them had suicide vests and AK-47s.” Militants sometimes wear burqas or police uniforms as a disguise. The Interior Ministry denied the attackers were wearing police uniforms. Guards at the U.N. compound and Afghan policemen who responded to the site engaged in sporadic gun fights with the three attackers, who were killed by Afghan security forces. Initial reports indicated that NATO forces also responded, but that could not be immediately confirmed.

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Afghan security forces secure an entrance next to the wreckage of a suicide bomber’s vehicle at a UN compound in Herat, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday. A suicide car bomber and three armed militants wearing explosives vests and burqas attacked a United Nations compound Saturday in western Afghanistan, but Afghan security forces killed the attackers and no U.N. employees were harmed, officials said.

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The Sunday Courier, Forest City, NC, Sunday, October 24, 2010 — 1B

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Off The Wall Scott Bowers

The road is only just beginning Despite a tough 28-21 loss to Shelby Friday, Saturday turned into a pretty good day to be a Hilltopper. Two former Hilltoppers had a really good afternoon. Sammy Pruett was inducted into the Gardner-Webb Sports Hall of Fame on Friday night, but was honored at halftime of the football game between the Runnin’ Bulldogs and Presbyterian Blue Hose. In Greensboro, former Hilltoppers’ quarterback George Hines tossed three touchdowns as the North Carolina A&T Aggies won for the first time this season. It’s interesting how sometimes a strange path can put you in a good place. Pruett took a different route before landing at GardnerWebb and eventually the Hall of Fame. “I took a year off after high school and coached with Chris White down at Chase and played Legion ball for Chris,” said Pruett. “I went off to Wilkes the following year with some friends of mine and then went off to Gardner-Webb the year after that.” Pruett’s arrival at GardnerWebb could not have been timed any better. “My sophomore year we finished 24-24, but that still was the most wins in school history,” Pruett said. “The next year we had 35 wins — the most in school history. Our senior year, we had 44 wins and set another school record and that one still stands. “We worked hard, and it was a dream season,” Pruett continued. “We finished second in the conference and then second at the conference tourney and we got an at-large bid. I hit 9-of-13 at the regional in Alabama. “Ten years ago, Mr. Roberts (former Daily Courier Sports Editor) asked me at Alabama, at the regional — what’s next? And I said then that I’d head back to Rutherford County with no regrets and I’ve never looked back. I’ve got to see a lot of great players — Chad Flack, (George) Hines, and Ryan Arrowood — it’s been great.” Hines played baseball under White and Pruett, while also quarterbacking the football team for Coach Mike Cheek. Hines decided to attend North Carolina A&T after high school and made a commitment to play baseball. Hines, a redshirt senior and three year starter in centerfield for the Aggies, took over behind center after injuries and losses mounted at A&T. “George is definitely an outstanding talent. It’s really a blessing that he’s come along and picked up the offense in such a quick fashion,” said Coach Alonzo Lee, in an interview with the Greensboro News Record. Saturday, Hines delivered a win to a program that had lost 10 in a row. Over the next two weeks, area football players will be suiting up for what could be their final time. Or, some may take an interesting ride on this little thing called, ‘Life.’ Who knows if there is a future NFL star, a future college Hall of Famer, or a future high school coach in the current crop of area athletes. Time will tell that tale. Pruett and Hines illustrate, clearly, something parents say all the time — Life starts after high school. What will you do with yours?

Crunch Time

Hunt for postseason winds down From staff reports

Garrett Byers/Daily Courier

Top: R-S Central’s defense prepares for the snap during the football game against Shelby Friday. Above: TJCA WR Michael Gullatte (1) tries to bring in a Will Beam pass during the football gae against Polk County Friday.

FOREST CITY — With just two weeks remaining in the regular season of NCHSAA Football, reading the postseason tea leaves for Rutherford County programs is problematic. East Rutherford with five wins will be playing on Friday, Nov. 12, against another 2A football team, but it is to early too tell who that opponent will be. Chase, R-S Central and Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy are far more difficult to read. The Trojans currently sit with two wins, but one was a conference victory over R-S Central. The Trojans will need at least one more victory, against either Freedom or East Rutherford, to stand even a remote chance of postseason play. Please see Football, Page 4B

Chase, Central play volleyball tilts By KEVIN CARVER Sports Reporter

CHASE — Despite a better record and the home court advantage, Chase fell in three sets to East Burke (1725, 18-25, 22-25) in the first round

of NCHSAA 2A Volleyball playoffs, Saturday. The visiting Lady Cavaliers were deadly in the power alley as they claimed 36 of their 75 points on kills to leave the Lady Trojans and head

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coach Ashley Buchanan heartbroken as the season came to an abrupt end. “East Burke ate up the back corners on us today, but the girls have

Presbyterian ends skid, downs GWU at homecoming By JACOB CONLEY Sports Reporter

Contributed Photo/Gardner-Webb University

Sammy Pruett, above, was inducted into the GardnerWebb Sports Hall of Fame in a special ceremony on Friday. Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy baseball coach Chris White presented Pruett, a graduate of R-S Central, for induction.

Please see Volleyball, Page 2B

BOILING SPRINGS — Gardner-Webb QB Jon Rock was sacked nine times, twice on GWU’s final drive, as the Bulldogs fell to Presbyterian 26-24 on homecoming. The win snaps the Blue Hose’s 17 game-losing streak. Gardner-Webb wasted little time getting on the board as the Bulldogs took the opening drive 75-yards, with Rock capping off the drive with a one-yard plunge to give the Bulldogs a 7-0 lead. After the two teams traded punts, Presbyterian QB Gary Myron ran into the end zone from nine-yards out to tie the contest at 7-7 with 3:05 left in the 1st. The Blue Hose later got a 41-yard field goal from Cam Miller to take a 10-7 lead early in the 2nd. From that point, both offenses stagnated until the Bulldogs mounted a drive that, ultimately, was snuffed out by consecutive sacks to leave the halftime score at 10-7.

GWU’s defense made a huge play coming out of the locker room as Preston Pemasa recovered a fumble at the Blue Hose 21. Three plays later, Patrick Hall bounced outside and scored from eight yards out to give GWU a 14-10 advantage with 13:28 left in the 3rd. The Blue Hose responded quickly with a series of swing passes to Patrick Dendy, who put his team in position and then scored from a yard out to give the visitors a 17-14 lead. Hall and the Bulldogs responded immediately as the senior ripped off runs of 30- and 24-yards on the next Bulldogs’ drive. Hall was rewarded with his second score of the day to put Gardner-Webb up, 21-17. In keep with the back-andforth nature of the contest, PC moved the ball to the Bulldogs 12 yard line. Myron then fumbled a snap but picked up the ball and ran into the end zone on the busted play. The extra point, however, was missed, leaving the score at 23-21 in

Please see GWU, Page 2B

2B — The Sunday Courier, Forest City, NC, Sunday, October 24, 2010



Volleyball Continued from Page 1B

nothing to be ashamed of this season,” Buchanan said. “Coach (Anna) Burgess and I are proud of them, but today we hurt and we will for awhile.” In the first set, East Burke (14-11) jumped out to a quick 9-4 lead on the play of middle hitter, Emily Greene. Greene recorded three kills during that time, but Chase admirably fought back. The Lady Trojans found a bit of a spark from Jessie Alexander (3 kills in the first set) off a power alley slam and an ace to cut it 12-9, but East Burke had 16 kills in the first frame to pull away on a 13-8 run to win the set. During the second set, Blair White came up with free ball point and a big block at the net to give Chase a slim 7-6 lead. However, East Burke answered with a 9-4 run at 15-11 to take back the lead. Chase narrowed that margin to 16-14 on a two tremendous kills by Sam Carpenter, but another 9-4 East Burke run on seven aces sealed the second set. While the Lady Cavaliers were making shots, Chase did seem out of sync as mistakes also hurt in the first two sets. Chase found some resurgence to begin the third set on a setting of senior, Caroline Jolley and senior hitter Sarah Wurzbach. The only two Chase seniors on the team combined and for two quick kills as Chase gained a 3-0 lead. A kill to the power alley by Alexander and a short middle kill by White climbed the lead to 9-4, but East Burke rallied. East Burke reclaimed the lead on a 17-9 run to hold a 21-18 advantage. A Chase block by Kaitlyn Smart reeled the East Burke lead to 23-22, but the Lady Cavs quickly regrouped to take the set and the match. Greene led all players with 11 kills and two blocks. Chase (10-5) was led by White with five kills and three blocks.

Fred T. Foard 3, R-S Central 1

RUTHERFORDTON — Just like Chase earlier in the day, a Catawba Valley Conference visitor was too much as R-S Central fell to Fred T. Foard, 3-1, (25-18, 16-25, 19-25, 23-25) in the first round of the 3A Volleyball playoffs, Saturday night. Central set the early tempo behind a fiery crowd, but it wouldn’t last as Foard’s 31 kills in the last three sets ended the Lady Hilltoppers season at 11-4. “I felt like we had the potential to make a run in the playoffs, but that was a tough first round team we just played,” R-S Central volleyball coach Megan Radford said. “The passing game was off tonight and it’s disappointing for the season to end, but we accomplished a lot and it was a great season.” In the beginning, all seemed to go the way of the Lady Hilltoppers. Taylor Crowder slammed a kill for the first point of the game. Katie Yelton’s flip over the net and Kenya Logan’s middle kill provided an 11-8 lead for R-S Central. But the defining moment of the first set came on Sydney Griffin’s key dig off a major blast from Foard to keep play alive. Central earned the point a few seconds later after Foard’s sideout ended the play, as the Lady Hilltoppers won their one and only battle of the night. From there, Foard (12-12) took over, to take the next three sets. Foard recorded 10 kills and 4 aces in the second set to win and 11 more in the third set to grab the third set. Central wasn’t giving in following an opening 9-4 run by Foard in game four. Crowder and Logan assisted, but it was Courtney Ledbetter’s three blocks, two aces and a kill that triggered a Central rally of 16-11 rally which ended on Haley Drabek’s ace to tie up at 20-all. Central captured a quick 22-21 edge off Crowder’s powerful middle kill. However, it was short lived as Foard claimed the match on a Central side out, a block, a kill and a Central service error. The loss marked the third exit from the volleyball postseason for Rutherford County programs with East Rutherford ousted on Wednesday.

GWU Continued from Page 1B

favor of the Blue Hose. Ryan Gates booted a 21-yard field goal to give GWU a slim 24-23 lead with 6:46 left in the contest. But, the Blue Hose mounted a drive that put PK Miller into field goal range. Miller’s kick was true and the Blue Hose claimed a final lead, 26-24. The Bulldogs’ tried, unsuccessfully, to mount a last minute drive, but the Blue Hose defense came up with the critical stop to insure the victory.

Washington at Chicago, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Miami, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Cleveland at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Kansas City, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Carolina, 1 p.m. Arizona at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Oakland at Denver, 4:15 p.m. New England at San Diego, 4:15 p.m. Minnesota at Green Bay, 8:20 p.m. Open: Indianapolis, N.Y. Jets, Detroit, Houston Monday’s Game N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

BASEBALL 2010 Postseason Baseball Glance DIVISION SERIES American League Texas 3, Tampa Bay 2 Wednesday, Oct. 6 Texas 5, Tampa Bay 1 Thursday, Oct. 7 Texas 6, Tampa Bay 0 Saturday, Oct. 9 Tampa Bay 6, Texas 3 Sunday, Oct. 10 Tampa Bay 5, Texas 2 Tuesday, Oct. 12 Texas 5, Tampa Bay 1 New York 3, Minnesota 0 Wednesday, Oct. 6 New York 6, Minnesota 4 Thursday, Oct. 7 New York 5, Minnesota 2 Saturday, Oct. 9 New York 6, Minnesota 1 National League Philadelphia 3, Cincinnati 0 Wednesday, Oct. 6 Philadelphia 4, Cincinnati 0 Friday, Oct. 8 Philadelphia 7, Cincinnati 4 Sunday, Oct. 10 Philadelphia 2, Cincinnati 0 San Francisco 3, Atlanta 1 Thursday, Oct. 7 San Francisco 1, Atlanta 0 Friday, Oct. 8 Atlanta 5, San Francisco 4, 11 innings Sunday, Oct. 10 San Francisco 3, Atlanta 2 Monday, Oct. 11 San Francisco 3, Atlanta 2 LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES American League Friday, Oct. 15 New York 6, Texas 5 Saturday, Oct. 16 Texas 7, New York 2 Monday, Oct. 18 Texas 8, New York 0 Tuesday, Oct. 19 Texas 10, New York 3 Wednesday, Oct. 20 New York 7, Texas 2 Friday, Oct. 22 Texas 6, New York 1, Texas wins series 4-2 National League Saturday, Oct. 16 San Francisco 4, Philadelphia 3 Sunday, Oct. 17 Philadelphia 6, San Francisco 1 Tuesday, Oct. 19 San Francisco 3, Philadelphia 0 Wednesday, Oct. 20 San Francisco 6, Philadelphia 5 Thursday, Oct. 21 Philadelphia 4, San Francisco 2, San Francisco leads series 3-2 Saturday, Oct. 23 San Francisco (Sanchez 13-9) at Philadelphia (Oswalt 13-13), late Sunday, Oct. 24 San Francisco (Cain 13-11) at Philadelphia (Hamels 12-11), 7:57 p.m., if necessary WORLD SERIES Wednesday, Oct. 27 Texas at National League winner, 7:57 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 Texas at NL, 7:57 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 NL at Texas, 6:57 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31 NL at Texas, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1 NL at Texas, if necessary, 7:57 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3 Texas at NL, if necessary, 7:57 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4 Texas at NL, if necessary, 7:57 p.m.

FOOTBALL National Football League AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF N.Y. Jets 5 1 0 .833 159 New England 4 1 0 .800 154 Miami 3 2 0 .600 89 Buffalo 0 5 0 .000 87

PA 101 116 112 161

Houston Indianapolis Tennessee Jacksonville

W 4 4 4 3

South L T 2 0 2 0 2 0 3 0

Pct .667 .667 .667 .500

PF 153 163 162 110

Pittsburgh Baltimore Cincinnati Cleveland

North W L T 4 1 0 4 2 0 2 3 0 1 5 0

Pct .800 .667 .400 .167

PF PA 114 60 112 95 100 102 88 125

Kansas City Oakland Denver San Diego

W 3 2 2 2

West L T 2 0 4 0 4 0 4 0

Pct .600 .333 .333 .333

PF 108 120 124 157

PA 92 151 140 126

NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF N.Y. Giants 4 2 0 .667 134 Philadelphia 4 2 0 .667 153 Washington 3 3 0 .500 113 Dallas 1 4 0 .200 102

PA 118 120 119 111

PA 167 125 98 167

Atlanta New Orleans Tampa Bay Carolina

W 4 4 3 0

South L T 2 0 2 0 2 0 5 0

Pct .667 .667 .600 .000

PF 130 130 80 52

Chicago Green Bay Minnesota Detroit

W 4 3 2 1

North L T 2 0 3 0 3 0 5 0

Pct .667 .500 .400 .167

PF PA 112 97 139 112 87 88 146 140

Arizona Seattle St. Louis San Francisco

W 3 3 3 1

West L T 2 0 2 0 3 0 5 0

Pct .600 .600 .500 .167

PF 88 98 103 93

Sunday’s Games Buffalo at Baltimore, 1 p.m.

PA 101 108 111 110

PA 138 97 113 139

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RACING NASCAR-Sprint Cup TUMS Fast Relief 500 Lineup (Car number in parentheses) 1. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 97.018. 2. (47) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 97.003. 3. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 96.988. 4. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 96.973. 5. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 96.959. 6. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 96.889. 7. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 96.835. 8. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 96.825. 9. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 96.696. 10. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 96.686. 11. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 96.666. 12. (98) Paul Menard, Ford, 96.657. 13. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 96.622. 14. (82) Scott Speed, Toyota, 96.607. 15. (43) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 96.583. 16. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 96.479. 17. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 96.46. 18. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 96.366. 19. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 96.352. 20. (13) Casey Mears, Toyota, 96.342. 21. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 96.244. 22. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 96.229. 23. (09) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, 96.19. 24. (77) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 96.166. 25. (12) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 96.136. 26. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 96.132. 27. (38) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 96.107. 28. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 96.024. 29. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 95.888. 30. (64) Landon Cassill, Toyota, 95.888. 31. (19) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 95.859. 32. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 95.767. 33. (83) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, 95.685. 34. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 95.675. 35. (9) Aric Almirola, Ford, 95.641. 36. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 95.521. 37. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 95.208. 38. (26) Ken Schrader, Ford, 95.098. 39. (37) David Gilliland, Ford, 94.78. 40. (34) Tony Raines, Ford, Owner Points. 41. (7) Kevin Conway, Toyota, Owner Points. 42. (71) Hermie Sadler, Chevrolet, Points. 43. (81) J.J. Yeley, Dodge, 94.855.

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No. 5 Auburn slips past No. 6 LSU The Associated Press

Cam Newton and No. 5 Auburn won the SEC’s battle of unbeatens and No. 8 Michigan State used a furious rally to stay perfect, too. On a Saturday that promised to thin the field of unbeatens by at least two, the Tigers and Spartans emerged unscathed. Newton solidified his spot as the Heisman front-runner, running for 217 yards and two touchdowns in a 24-17 victory over previously undefeated No. 6 LSU. Michigan State rallied from 17 points down to win 35-27 at Northwestern. The other matchup of unbeatens came later in the Big 12 when No. 3 Oklahoma played at No. 18 Missouri. But the Big Associated Press 12 lost an unbeaten team before that when No. 14 Nebraska Virginia Tech’s Ryan Williams celebrates with Tyrod Taylor after scoring a touchdown during the first half of handed No. 17 Oklahoma State its first loss, 51-41 in Stillwater. an NCAA college football game against Duke at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday.

George Hines leads A&T to victory over Howard

No. 5 Auburn 24, No. 6 LSU 17

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Cam Newton ran for 217 yards and Onterio McCalebb sprinted 70 yards for the go-ahead score GREENSBORO (AP) — George Hines threw with 5:05 left to lift Auburn to a for three touchdowns and North Carolina A&T victory over LSU. defeated Howard 52-32 on Saturday, snapping a The host Tigers (8-0, 5-0 10-game losing streak in its first win of the seaSoutheastern Conference) son. moved on as the powerful Hines, a 2006 R-S Central grad, played baseball league’s last unbeaten team. and football for the Hilltoppers and was the start- LSU (7-1, 4-1) finally had a Les ing quarterback in his junior and senior seasons at Miles gamble backfire in an R-S. Hines committed to baseball upon his arrival adventurous season. at A&T, but recently joined the football team and Newton didn’t do anything to was named starting quarterback after the Aggies set back his Heisman Trophy fell to 0-6. candidacy against the SEC’s top The last previous win for the Aggies (1-7, 1-4 defense. He ran for two touchMid-Eastern Athletic Conference) came at downs and broke the league’s Howard, 30-19, one day shy of a year ago. single-season rushing mark for The Aggies scored on their first possession, using a quarterback of 1,006 yards by three plays to go 74 yards, capped by a 26-yard Auburn’s Jimmy Sidle in 1963. pass from Hines to Wallace Miles. He also topped Heisman winner Then on Howard’s first possession, the Bison Pat Sullivan’s 40-year-old school (1-4, 0-3) committed the first of their five turnmark of 26 TDs rushing and overs. Jeremy Graham returned the fumble 38 passing in a season. yards for a 14-0 North Carolina A&T lead. The Bison responded with 12 straight points but No. 8 Michigan State 35, turned the ball over two more times for 14 Aggies Northwestern 27 points. North Carolina A&T then pulled away, EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Kirk taking a 42-19 halftime lead. Cousins threw for 331 yards and Randy Liggins had two touchdown passes for three touchdowns, and No. 8 Howard. Michigan State rallied from 17 points down to remain unbeatAppalachian State 37, Western Carolina 14 en. CULLOWHEE (AP) — DeAndrew Presley ran B.J. Cunningham made an for three touchdowns and Appalachian State acrobatic grab for the go-ahead defeated Western Carolina 37-14 on Saturday. touchdown with two minutes Presley had 185 yards on 21-for-29 passleft. Edwin Baker added a ing, and had another 87 on nine carries as the 25-yard scoring run and Eric Mountaineers (7-0, 5-0 Southern Conference) Gordon intercepted Dan Persa extended their conference winning streak to 25 games. It was also Appalachian State’s 24th win in the last 26 meetings with Western Carolina (2-6, 1-4).

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Auburn quarterback Cameron Newton (2) runs for a first down in the fourth quarter in an NCAA college football game against LSU at JordanHare Stadium in Auburn, Ala., Saturday. Newton had 217 yards rushing in the 24-17 win.

to seal a wild win.

of the unbeaten.

No. 10 Wisconsin 31, No. 13 Iowa 30

Syracuse 19, No. 20 West Virginia 14

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Montee Ball ran 8 yards for a touchdown with 1:06 left and Wisconsin rallied to beat Iowa.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Ryan Nassib threw a touchdown pass, Ross Krautman kicked four field goals and Syracuse scored nine points off turnovers in shocking West Virginia.

No. 11 Ohio State 49, Purdue 0 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Terrelle Pryor threw for three scores, Dan Herron ran for two and No. 11 Ohio State showed it was over its Wisconsin hangover with a victory over Purdue.

No. 14 Nebraska 51, No. 17 Oklahoma State 41 STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Taylor Martinez set a Nebraska freshman record with 323 yards passing and threw a careerhigh five touchdown passes, and the Cornhuskers knocked Oklahoma State from the ranks

No. 21 Arkansas 38, Mississippi 24 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Knile Davis ran for 176 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 21 Arkansas waited out two weather delays to beat former coach Houston Nutt.

Iowa State 28, No. 22 Texas 21 AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austen Arnaud passed for two touchdowns, Alexander Robinson ran for 120 yards and two scores.

Clemson rolls over Ga. Tech, 27-13

East Carolina 37, Marshall 10

GREENVILLE (AP) — Jon Williams ran for 111 yards and a touchdown to help East Carolina stay perfect in Conference USA by beating Marshall 37-10 on Saturday. Dominique Davis threw for 208 yards and two scores for the Pirates (5-2, 4-0), who are off to their best start in league play since going 5-0 in 2001. The two-time defending league champions have won 10 straight against C-USA opponents, including last season’s win against Houston in the title game. East Carolina has also won three straight overall since consecutive road losses to ACC teams Virginia Tech and North Carolina.

No. 23 Virginia Tech 44, Duke 7

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Tyrod Taylor threw for 280 yards and three touchdowns and No. 23 Virginia Tech rolled to a 44-7 victory over Duke on Saturday. Taylor was 13 of 17 passing and finished with 327 yards of total offense, putting him less than 100 away from becoming the school’s career leader. Duke’s lone score came on Jay Hollingsworth’s 6-yard run in the third quarter. The Blue Devils finished with just 208 yards of total offense.

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Andre Ellington rushed for a career high 166 yards and two long touchdowns as Clemson ended a four-game losing streak to Georgia Tech in a 27-13 win on Saturday. The Tigers (4-3, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) hadn’t beaten the Yellow Jackets (5-3, 3-2) in four years, a run that included a 39-34 loss in last season’s ACC title game. But Ellington struck for scoring runs of 55 and 42 yards in the opening half and added a 10-yard TD catch in the third quarter to end Georgia Tech’s streak. Clemson’s defense did its share in shutting down the Yellow Jackets’ ACC-leading rushing attack to 242 yards, nearly 100 fewer than their average. Georgia Tech’s point total was its lowest of the season. Georgia Tech quarterback Joshua Nesbitt came in needing

44 yards to set the ACC’s mark for rushing yards gained by a quarterback. But he was continually harassed by Clemson’s defenders and ended with 2 yards on 15 carries. Clemson has had its share of troubles with Georgia Tech the past few meetings since its last series win in 2006. That night, the Tigers’ “Thunder and Lightning” duo of James Davis and C.J. Spiller combined for 332 yards and four touchdowns in a 31-7 rout. But the Yellow Jackets have had their way over Clemson ever since — albeit by the slimmest of margins. Their four straight wins have been by a combined 15 points, including the five-point victory to take the ACC championship. Ellington and the Tigers, with a little help from Georgia Tech, made sure this one couldn’t come down to the end. A roughing the punter penalty

on the Yellow Jackets kept alive Clemson’s first drive that ended with Ellington’s 55-yard touchdown run. Ellington was at it again in the second quarter with a 42-yard scoring run. He even added a little Spiller flair at the end, cutting back on Georgia Tech’s Jerrard Tarrant for the score. Clemson’s defense, which didn’t force a punt in the title match last December, didn’t give Georgia Tech’s typically efficient option room to move. The Yellow Jackets punted three times and gave up the ball on downs their first four possessions. Georgia Tech had two drives of 66 yards or more at the end of the first half and start of the second, but came away with two field goals. Ellington all but ended thoughts of a rally with his 10-yard touchdown catch from Kyle Parker for a 24-6 lead.

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R-S Central RB Dustin Atchley watches the action moments after running 68 yards for a touchdown during the football game against Shelby Friday. Atchley, a sophomore, carried the ball 14 times for 109 yards. Garrett Byers/Daily Courier

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The Hilltoppers, at 3-7 currently, could greatly improve their postseason chances by upending Burns next Friday. But, even that win may not guarantee the 3A Central program a shot. Over the years, 4A and 3A playoff slots tend to fill up quickly, while 2A and 1A may dig a little deeper to fill all of the seeds. Which could, possibly, mean good news in Avondale for the Thomas Jefferson Gryphons. The Griffs do have a conference win and they could get an invite to the 1A playoffs. The ‘little’ 1A often finds it tough to fill 32 playoff spots and that might mean some good news for TJCA. A second win over either Hendersonville or Owen would help greatly. The odds are long for Chase, R-S Central and Thomas Jefferson — but, anything can happen with two games still to be played.

From the coach

“I just want our kids to come out and play hard next Friday. We have 19 seniors and for many of them this is it. This will be the last time they get to play football and I just hope they come out and give it all they got.” R-S Central Coach Mike Cheek, on facing Burns next week. “We knew they are very good — they are the No. 3 2A team in the state. It’s a game that will give us some extra motivation over the winter. We’re not going to run the clock — we haven’t run it all year and we have no plans to do that.” TJCA Coach Tony Helton, on the loss to Polk County. “We started out just fine and we couldn’t punch it in before half and I really feel like that was the turning point in the game. We had trouble moving the ball in the second half.” East Rutherford Coach Clint Bland, on the loss to Freedom. “We were able to get our legs back underneath us. Freedom is a tough opponent because they are balanced. Whatever you give

them they are good at taking it.” Chase Coach Daniel Bailey, on the bye week.

Friday Night Lights n East Rutherford RB Adrian Wilkins tallied over 200 yards of total offense and scored all three Cavaliers’ touchdowns. n R-S Central QB Jacob Kinlaw threw for 103 yards on eight completions with a passing touchdown and a rushing touchdown. n R-S Central RB Dustin Atchley rushed for 109 yards and a score. n Polk County QB Andre Overholt accounted for 8 touchdowns in the game against TJCA — Five through the air, two on the ground and one kick off return. n TJCA QB Will Beam garnered over 400 All Purpose Yards 296 in the air 73 on the ground and also had several nice kickoff punt returns to help the senior eclipse the 400 yard mark during his final home game. Scott Bowers, Kevin Carver and Jacob Conley contributed to this report.

Lady Pirates Claim Tri-County Title

First Quarter SH — B. Moss 33-yard run (B. Cheaney PAT). RS — J. Kinlaw 1-yard run (C. Owens PAT). Second Quarter RS — J. Kinlaw 34-yard pass to D. Watkins (C. Owens PAT). SH — K. Key 16-yard run (B. Cheaney PAT). Third Quarter RS — D. Atchley 68-yard run (C. Owens PAT). SH — R. Ussery 56-yard run (B. Cheaney PAT). Fourth Quarter SH — B. Moss 9-yard run (B. Cheaney PAT). RUSHING SH — R. Ussery 15-162-TD; B. Moss 14-190-2 TD; K. Key 12-82-TD; D. Fuller 4-13. RS — D. Atchley 14-109-TD; M. Carson 13-45; J. Kinlaw 13-29-TD; J. Smith 5-6. PASSING SH — D. Fuller 0-3-INT. RS — J. Kinlaw 8-14-INT-103-TD. RECEIVING SH — none. RS — D. Watkins 3-52-TD; J. Hunt 3-13; V. Staley 1-35; J. Miller 1-7.

Freedom 33, East Rutherford 21 FD — 7 13 0 14 — 33 ER — 7 7 0 7 — 21 First Quarter FD — M. Helms 38-yard pass to R. Beam (M. Watson PAT) ER — A. Wilkins 48-yard run (T. Dobbins PAT) Second Quarter ER — A. Wilkins 10-yard run (T. Dobbins PAT) FD — C. Dumaine 51-yard rush (PAT no good) FD — M. Helms 10-yard pass to M. Kincaid (M. Watson PAT) Fourth Quarter FD — M. Helms 19-yard pass to R. Beam (2-point conv. fails) FD — D. Burgess 22-yard run (M. Watson PAT) ER — A. Wilkins 69-yard punt return (T. Dobbins PAT) RUSHING FD — C. Dumaine 15-151-TD; D. Burgess 4-47-TD; M. Helms 4-(-2); M. Dumaine 2-9; D. Caldwell 1-9; J. Duckworth 1-1; R. Freeman 1-0. ER — A. Wilkins 21-127-2 TD; J. Barksdale 7-44; M. Stamey 4-4; T. Wilkerson 1-5; C. Ledbetter 1-(-2). PASSING FD — M. Helms 23-34-269-3 TD. ER — M. Stamey 7-15-2 INT-44. RECEIVING FD — M. Kincaid 9-59-TD; R. Beam 8-1472 TD; D. Brgess 3-33; M. Dumaine 2-31; C. Dumaine 1-(-1). ER — J. Barksdale 2-28; T. Watkins 2-13; Z. Price 1-12; A. Wilkins 1-(-9).

Polk County 90, TJCA 17 PC ­— 42 28 14 6 — 90 TJ — 0 0 14 3 — 17 PASSING TJ — W. Beam 19-52-2 INT-296-2 TD. PC — A. Overholt 8-10-189-5 TD. RECEIVING TJ — T. Rodrigues 7-123-TD; E. Borders 2-73TD. PC — J. Booker 2-52-2 TD. RUSHING TJ — W. Beam 14-73. PC — J. Sutton 3-69-2 TD; A. Overholt 3-37-2 TD.

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Chase Middle defeats Crest Middle for the second time this year to claim the Tri-County Conference Championship, this past week. The Lady Pirates are: Row 1: Haley Wood (l to r) and Erika Dover; Row 2: Ashley Brown, Taylor Biggerstaff, Dakota Reid, and Hailey O’dell; Row 3: Bekah Hopkins (manager), Kayla Crowe, Miayah Macopson, and Maggie Robbins (manager); Row 4: Jessi Pogue, Kaley Waters, Brianna Kingery, and Takirah McKinney; and Row 5: Coach Jennifer Greene, Taylor Funderburke, Alexia Bomer, and Assistant Coach Jessica Jolley.

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All in: Rangers finally reach first World Series

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Texas Rangers’ Josh Hamilton holds his MVP trophy after the Rangers advanced to the World Series Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, in Arlington, Texas.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers did a victory lap, sharing the moment with their frenzied fans. They sprayed each other with ginger ale on the field to involve the AL championship series MVP in the celebration, and doused their manager with the contents of a water cooler. Fireworks and confetti filled the Texas sky. A flag proclaiming the Rangers as the AL champions was raised high above the ballpark, whipping in the wind alongside more than three dozen Lone Star state flags. And to make their first World Series berth even more satisfying, the Rangers earned it by beating the defending champion New York Yankees. The clincher was a 6-1 victory Friday night in Game 6 of the ALCS. “Coming out of spring training, this team showed such a heart,” said Rangers icon Nolan Ryan, the Hall of Fame pitcher who is the team president and a part-owner. “There were so many things going on, and they

were just unbelievable.” The celebration erupted when former Ranger Alex Rodriguez took a called third strike from hard-throwing rookie closer Neftali Feliz. “The World Series is coming to Texas,” said Michael Young, the longest-tenured Ranger in his 10th season. “These fans have waited longer than we have. I know how bad we wanted it and they must have wanted it more.” The World Series begins Wednesday in either San Francisco or Philadelphia, and the first game in Texas will be next Saturday. The Giants have a 3-2 lead in the NLCS with Game 6 on Saturday night in Philly. Texas, which had never won a postseason series or a home playoff game before this year, dispatched the $200 millionplus Bronx Bombers with little drama — especially after a fourrun outburst in the fifth inning snapped a 1-all tie. “They beat us,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “They outhit us, they outpitched us, outplayed us and they beat us.”

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While mowing the lawn may seem like just another weekend chore, it's actually big business. Consumers spend over $40 billion each year to maintain and improve their yards. It is estimated that about 50 million homeowners mow and care for about 21 millions acres of lawn. That averages to just about .42 acres per home. So whether you hire a service, drive a tractor or push the mower, that's a lot of grass clippings!

Duane “Cash” Holze & Todd “Carry” Holze

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Carry: Tractors, lawn mowers, hus-

bands…doesn't matter. They all require some sort of maintenance. The plus side to getting a husband is that he could come with a tractor. The trouble may be getting him to use it. Cash: Sounds like the lawn mower is your better bet. As for which kind to get, let's see if we can help you. Although there is a large variety, by eliminating the professional machines you can break your choices down into two categories: push mowers and tractors. Carry: The question is how much exercise do you want and how much time do you have to mow the lawn? A

The Rangers showed the 27-time World Series champions something Ryan has brought them: a culture where pitching rules, and starters expect to go deep into games. Colby Lewis dominated over eight innings for his second win of the series and Josh Hamilton earned the series MVP award. In a state where most sports fans gear up for fall weekends by watching high school football, the Rangers gave a new meaning to Friday Night Lights. Vladimir Guerrero, heading for baseball’s biggest stage for the first time in his 15 major league seasons, drove in three runs before scoring on Nelson Cruz’s homer in the fifth. Hamilton, who homered four times in the series, admitted he shed a tear in center field right before the final out. “We are here as a group. This group is here because they don’t know how to fail,” said Hamilton, whose comeback from cocaine and alcohol addictions after being the No. 1 overall pick has been well-documented.

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When it comes to mowing your lawn, consumers are not always as safe as they should be. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, sure that's a good thing! Tractors typical- there are more than 60,000 injuries ly have a cutting path of 38 to 44 inches related to unsafe lawn equipment operusing several blades. There are smaller ation every year. That's why it's versions often referred to as "riding important to protect yourself. Be sure mowers", but for about the same cost, a to wear proper clothing, such as long lawn tractor will mow the lawn faster. pants to shield your legs, and good Carry: Depending on the landscapfootwear for stability, traction and proing around your home or driveway, you tecting your toes. Safety glasses and may still need a push mower to get into hearing protection are also very importhose tight spaces. tant. It pays to stay safe since the lawn Cash: There is, of course, one more will surely need mowing next week. • • • alternative that eliminates your need for Got a question, funny story, or just want to give both a tractor and a husband. Hire a us your opinion? We want to hear all about it! Email us at good lawn service! 10/24/10 ©2010 The Classified Guys®

typical push mower cuts a path of 19 to 22 inches. With slightly less than two feet of cutting width, it might take you most of an afternoon to mow your acre of property. That's a lot of exercise. Cash: You can opt for a self-propelled model to save your energy, but it won't save you much more time. The quicker method to mow lawns above a half acre would be to use a lawn tractor. Carry: Now we're talking. A tractor is the only vehicle I can operate without my wife telling me how to drive. Cash: I've seen you drive and I'm not

Reader Humor Get Off Your Grass

My neighbor Lilly and I are best friends, but she does complain about how lazy her husband is. "He didn't take out the garbage last night," or "He watched the football game all day on Saturday," are just some of her weekly gripes. The other day she called and said, "You have to come over right away." Figuring she needed her daily dose of support, I rushed over. She met me at the front door all excited. "You have to see this," she exclaimed. "Even I don't believe it." "See what?" I asked as she led me to the back window. "Look," she pointed. "My husband is actually mowing the lawn!" (Thanks to Jasmine N.)

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2 BEDROOM/1 BATH APARTMENT in Chase Community Appliances furnished! $450/mo. + $450 dep. References required. Call 248-1681

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed bids for the project entitled Grahamtown - Gypsy Street Revitalization will be received by the Town of Forest City at 2:00 p.m. local time November 30, 2010 in the Forest City Town Hall and then publicly opened and read aloud. THE PROJECT GENERALLY CONSISTS OF Approximately 900 linear feet of 6” DIP water line, 1,000 linear feet of 8” DIP Sewer Line, 280 linear feet of 6” DIP Sewer Line, 1,400 linear feet of 4’ concrete sidewalk, curb and gutter, 900 linear feet of 15” HDPE Storm Drain Pipe and resurfacing of Gypsy Street in the Town of Forest City The Contract Documents may be examined at the following locations: McGill Associates, P.A. Associated General Contractors Associated General Contractors F.W. Dodge F.W. Dodge

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Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained at the office of the Engineer, McGill Associates, P.A., located at 55 Broad Street, Asheville, North Carolina 28801 or Post Office Box 2259, Asheville, North Carolina 28802 upon payment of $125.00 for each set. There will be no refund to any party for Contract Documents so obtained. Neither the Owner nor the Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Contract Documents, including any Addenda, obtained from any other source. Bidders and other interested parties should note that prequalification of equipment manufacturers by the Engineer prior to the bid opening may be required for this project. Equipment prequalification requirements, if any, are described in the Contract Documents. A certified check or cashiers check payable to the Town of Forest City or a satisfactory Bid Bond executed by a corporate surety licensed under the laws of North Carolina to execute such bonds in the amount equal to five percent of the total of the bid shall be submitted with each bid. The Owner reserves the right to waive any informalities or reject any or all bids. The Owner reserves the right to award a contract to the lowest, responsive, responsible bidder. The successful bidder shall be required to furnish separate, 100 percent Performance and Payment Bonds in compliance with North Carolina General Statutes Section 143-129 and of Article 3 of Chapter 44A. The Performance Bond shall be in full force and effect for one (1) year after the date of final acceptance of the project by the Owner. The bid deposit shall be retained by the Owner if the successful bidder fails to execute the contract or fails to provide the required bonds, as stated above, within ten (10) days after award of the contract. Each bidder must be appropriately licensed as a Contractor in the State of North Carolina as provided in General Statutes Chapter 87. Each bidder shall make positive efforts to use small and minority owned business enterprises on this project. The Town of Forest City encourages minority and female-owned firms to bid on this project. A conditional or qualified BID will not be accepted. Bidders must comply with the President’s Executive Order No. 11245 as amended, which prohibits discrimination in employment regarding race, creed, color, sex, or national origin. Bidders must comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Davis-Bacon Act, the Anti-Kickback Act, the Contract Work Hours Standard Act, and 40 CFR 35.936 (F). A certification by the bidder of prior work performed under Executive Order 11246 and compliance with 40 CFR 60-4 is required. Bidders must comply with all stipulations of the American Recovery and Investment Act of 2009. ________________________ Charles R. Summey, II Town Manager


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2BR Apt. on W. Court St. in Rfdtn. $350/mo. + dep. and ref's. Call 287-3535

Unfurnished Apartments

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Creekside Crossing Apartments One & Two Bedroom Apartments Available Now! Located at: 450 West Street, Spindale, NC 828-288-3738 Tuesday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm 55+ or 45+ if handicapped or disabled SECTION 8 WELCOME Certified Energy Star units allows for 5% discount on electric services. Equal Housing Opportunity! Disability accessible units. Professionally managed by Partnership Property Management, an equal opportunity employer and provider.



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convenience. Walk to new eateries & upcoming shops. 1 & 2BR avail. Starting at $375. Call for details. Arlington Ridge, 247 Arlington St. 828-447-3233 Richmond Hill Senior Apts. in Rfdtn 1BR Units w/handicap accessible units avail. Sec 8 assistance avail. 287-2578 Hours: Mon., Tues., & Thurs. 7-3. TDD Relay 1-800-735-2962 Equal Housing Opportunity. Income Based Rent.

Very nice large remodeled 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Townhome Apts. Starting at $375/mo. Washer/dryer hookup and water included. Carriage House Apts.




Homes for Rent

2BR House Rfdtn area Central h/a $400/mo. + dep. No pets! Call 286-9383 3BR/1BA House in Ellenboro Cent. h/a $500/mo. $500 dep. No pets! Call 864-902-9060 Newly Remodeled 2BR/1BA home in FC. $475/mo. Call Scott McCall 828-447-7222 Old Hollis Rd., Ellenboro, 2BR/1BA, fenced-in back yard, sitting on 3 acres, very nice, all laminate floors, $550/mo. Call for info 828-286-3527


Business Places/ Offices

Beauty Shop/Office building, 860 Oakland Rd., 828-286-4252 Used Car Lot For Rent. 178 S. Broadway. Nice office, 2 clean up stalls. Rent reasonable. Call 429-7141 cell phone


Mobile Homes for Rent

2BR/2BA Cent. h/a, stove, refrig. No pets. $425 + $300 dep. 245-5703 or 286-8665

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STATEWIDE CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING NETWORK AUCTIONS •AUCTION: Two Holden Beach Building Sites, 1184 & 1186 Ocean Blvd, W., Holden Beach, Brunswick County, NC. Direct Beach Access! Johnson Properties, NCAL7340, 919-693-2231, •AUCTION- FARM, HOUSES & PERSONAL PROPERTY- Mecklenburg County, VA - 433+/- total acres offered in 14 tracts. Houses, cabin, barns and grain bins on the farm. 3 homes and land in Chase City. 18.7+/- Acre development site between Food Lion and Dollar General Store on North Main St. 19.5+/- acres of timberland in Lunenburg County. Personal Property includes coin collection and farm equipment. Auction is Saturday, October 30 at 8:30 am (Real Estate Sells at 11:00 am.) For more information, go to or call Woltz & Associates, Inc, (VA#321) Brokers & Auctioneers, Roanoke, VA, 800-551-3588. •LENDER ORDERED AUCTION Prime Location! (4) Commercial Outparcels off US Hwy 64, Exit 512, Across from Senator Bob Martin Agricultural Center, Williamston, NC. Thursday, Nov. 11th at 12 noon. 804-327-9090. (NCRL#181898, NCAL#7314) •MAJOR REAL ESTATE AUCTION- November 4, Noon. 29 Investment Properties. Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Montgomery, Giles & Bedford County, VA. Income producing & development properties on I-81 at Radford, US 460 Bypass near Virginia Tech & other major roads. Sale includes 86-room Microtel, 95,000+/- SF bldg. leased to Kmart, 44,288+/- SF office park with 29-suite extended stay, warehouse, office buildings, prime development tracts near hospitals & in central business districts, residential development land in Blacksburg & lot at Smith Mountain Lake. Inspection Headquarters: Thursday, Oct. 21 & 28, 1-5 p.m. Start at Property 1, 144 Oak Tree Blvd., Christiansburg, VA 24073. Sale Site: The Inn at Virginia Tech, 901 Prices Fork Rd., Blacksburg, VA 24061. Jonna McGraw (VA#2434), Woltz & Associates, Inc, Brokers & Auctioneers, Roanoke, VA, 800-551-3588. Visit for detailed information. •INDUSTRIAL AUCTION- Saturday, October 30 at 10 a.m. 2100 The Oaks Parkway, Belmont, NC. (5 Minutes from Charlotte) Selling top quality industrial supplies and contractor tools. All items are new, in box, Surplus, Dewalt, Husqvarna, Delta, Greenlee, Peco, Irwin, Ridge, Milwaukee, Bosch. 704-507-1449. NCAF547910 •AUCTION- 3 Huge Estates, October 30, 9 a.m. Hurdle Mills, NC 27541. Joe Stanley Auctions, 336-504-5842, Box 70, Cluster Springs, VA 24535. NCAL#7467. •ABSOLUTE ESTATE AUCTION- See for pictures. Saturday, October 30th, 9 a.m. 318 Aycock Acres Road, Fremont, NC 27830. One of the largest bottle-pottery-crocks-jugs & arrow head collections east of the Mississippi. Clark Auction, Inc. 919-734-2497. NCAL7597 •ESTATE AUCTION of the Late Catherine Pickler, Colonial-Style Home, Rental Property, Carriage House, Local Southern Antiques, Stanly County, 10/23/10, 10 a.m. Iron Horse Auction, NCAL3936, AUTOMOBILE DONATION •DONATE YOUR VEHICLE- Receive $1000 Grocery Coupon. United Breast Cancer Foundation. Free Mammograms, Breast Cancer info: Free Towing, Tax Deductible, Non-Runners Accepted, 1-888-468-5964. HELP WANTED •The University of North Carolina at Charlotte- Venture Assistant Director/Trips, 11 month. Salary begins: $32,380; Closing date: 11/12/2010. To apply:, position #12905. AA/ EOE •PART-TIME JOB with FULL-TIME BENEFITS. You can receive cash bonus, monthly pay check, job training, money for technical training or college, travel, health benefits, retirement, and much, much more! Call now and learn how the National Guard can benefit you and your family! 1-800-GO-GUARD. •WANTED: LIFE AGENTS. Potential to Earn $500 a Day. Great Agent Benefits. Commissions Paid Daily. 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NFL Week 7 Steelers may bring heat to Miami FALCONS, 24-17

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer

Buffalo at Baltimore

It’s hard to believe we might be talking about another 0-16 team less than two years after Detroit’s 0-fer. The Bills have all the makings, though, and this is a ticked-off group of Ravens after blowing last Sunday’s game at New England. RAVENS, 27-3

Washington at Chicago

We like the way Mike Shanahan has the Redskins playing. We don’t like the

Cleveland at New Orleans The champs appear to have found the big-play touch again, and Cleveland is a perfect foil. SAINTS, 33-10

Arizona at Seattle A battle for the top spot in the NFC West. Cardinals might be the better squad, but Seahawks are so dangerous at home. SEAHAWKS, 23-20

San Francisco at Carolina Steelers LB James Harrison.

way the Bears have looked since starting 3-0. REDSKINS 17-13

New England at San Diego This would have been a good choice for top upset, too, especially after New England’s impressive comeback win against Baltimore. And the Chargers are reeling, but both victories did come at home. PATRIOTS, 27-23

Minnesota at Green Bay Visit No. 2 by Brett Favre in purple won’t bring the quarterback any kinder words from Cheeseheads. Unlike last year, it won’t bring a victory either. PACKERS, 23-21

N.Y. Giants at Dallas It’s getting kind of monotonous hearing how the Cowboys must win each week. Guess what: The Cowboys must win this week. COWBOYS, 24-23

Cincinnati at Atlanta Falcons laid an egg last week. Bengals were off, and laid an egg the previous two weeks.

This could have been a matchup of winless teams, but Niners got their first victory against Oakland last week. This should be No. 2. 49ERS, 10-9

St. Louis at Tampa Bay Judging by last week, Rams have big edge, carrying momentum of win over Chargers while Bucs were routed by Saints. Another week, different result. BUCCANEERS, 17-14

Oakland at Denver Strength against strength, the Raiders’ pass defense against prolific QB Kyle Orton’s aerial game. That matchup is very winnable for Denver. So is this game. BRONCOS, 27-17

Philadelphia at Tennessee Questions about the quarterbacks on both teams take this game off the board. No questions about the Titans’ strong and physical defense. TITANS, 20-14

Jacksonville at Kansas City Chiefs have lost two straight, but they tested the Colts and the Texans. KC’s third consecutive AFC South opponent won’t be so fortunate. CHIEFS, 17-13

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Carolina Panthers’ Jonathan Stewart (28) runs as Chicago Bears’ Matt Toeaina (75) and Julius Peppers (90) pursue in Charlotte, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010.

Smith, 49ers begin 11-day road trip against Carolina By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer

CHARLOTTE — Maybe this 11-day, eight-time zone, two-continent trip is a good thing for Alex Smith and the San Francisco 49ers. Smith gets a reprieve from the booing fans back home upset with his struggles and the 49ers’ poor start. And the first opponent in this trans-Atlantic tour can serve as a confidence boost for Smith. Quarterbacks can play much worse than Smith has this season. Just ask Carolina. While the Panthers (0-5) again turn to Matt Moore three games after he was benched because rookie Jimmy Clausen was no better, the 49ers (1-5) hope to pounce against the NFL’s lowest-scoring team Sunday and win their second straight before flying directly to London for next week’s game against Denver. “I think there is potential for positive things,” Smith said of the trip, chuckling but not answering if it’s good to get away from San Francisco. Smith’s difficult season seemed to hit a low point in the first half last week, when the calls for backup David Carr were loud as the winless 49ers trailed Oakland 6-0 and Smith was 2 of 11 passing. But Smith recovered with two second-half touchdown passes, went without a turnover for the first time this season, and the consensus pick to win the NFC West beat the Raiders 17-9 to leave only Carolina and Buffalo in the NFL’s winless club. “I just feel even when he is home with the boos he has to work through it just like he did last week,” 49ers coach Mike Singletary said. “I think it makes him better and I think the fans are seeing him mature right before their eyes and they’re seeing good things.”

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Finally, an afternoon home game in Miami. Too bad for the Dolphins it isn’t likely to be accompanied by the blistering heat of September that bakes northern visitors. In town Sunday are the Pittsburgh Steelers, the third team from up north to journey to South Florida. The others were the Patriots and Jets, who both won. Oddly, the Dolphins are 3-0 in away games, winless at home. They are 3-point underdogs to the Steelers, who were impressive even before Ben Roethlisberger returned last week and threw for three touchdowns. Oddly, as well, the Steelers are one of three NFL teams with only one loss. The others: the Patriots and Jets. All of which means Miami has played a difficult schedule already. As for the Steelers, their defense is tops in the league against the run — pay heed, Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams — and perhaps in intimidation. They also have an angry linebacker in James Harrison, fuming over a $75,000 fine for a flagrant hit against Cleveland. Harrison probably is fortunate he wasn’t suspended for the shot on Mohamed Massaquoi. Miami’s strange season continues. STEELERS, 22-20

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Sunday Brunch Jean Gordon

Making a Difference shows others your heart

Across Rutherford County yesterday, hundreds of volunteers made a difference in the lives of senior citizens, shut-ins and folks who just needed a helping hand, a pat on the back and even a ‘thank you.’ Nationwide the annual Make a Difference Day brought millions of people together to offer help in respective neighborhoods and cities. Every chore imaginable was probably on someone’s list from the east to west, north and south. Whether it was raking a yard here in Rutherford County, hauling debris to the convenience centers, making a pie, trimming shrubbery and cleaning up the neighborhoods, people were out there volunteering. Making a difference in the lives of others came very close to my heart last week when I visited Autumn Care to talk with Heggie Johnson, 105. She was in the beauty shop, having her hair washed and curled by her youngest sister, Sue Toms. It meant a lot to Mrs. Johnson to get her hair done and spiffed up for the rest of the week. Sue made a big difference in the life of the sister, as she had helped take care of all the younger siblings in the past. They had another sister named Ranie, who also lived at Autumn Care more than a decade ago. While sitting in the beauty shop with the sisters, they told another story about my sweet mother, who passed away 11 years ago yesterday, Oct. 23. For many years, unknown to most of her family, my mother visited Autumn Care on a weekly basis. It was her heart’s desire, we later learned, to visit everyone there who didn’t have family or visitors. She was given the names of those who never saw a visitor and every week she stopped whatever she was doing to go see them and often brought treats. At Christmas she asked her Sunday School class to help her buy little gifts for those same folks. Although Ranie had visitors, my mama became friends with her, I was told last week. Ranie told mama she loved fresh tomatoes and cucumbers as soon as they started “coming in” the garden each summer. Every Tuesday during gardening season, mama took Ranie a couple little tomatoes and cucumbers. Raine’s sisters knew about the tomatoes and cucumbers and one day when Ranie was asleep, mama left the tomatoes on her tray. Her sister told me when she awakened she saw the vegetables and told her family, “these are from the lady who goes to church right over there.” I’m not sure Ranie knew mama’s name, but she knew her heart. Mama made a huge difference in her life with a cucumber and tomato. I didn’t know about Ranie or the tomatoes and cucumbers until last week. Hearing again about the little secret acts of kindness, brought tears to my eyes and an indescribable joy. Although yesterday’s Make a Difference Day was a well publicized work day, you made a difference in the lives of our senior citizens and disabled. Someday you may be sitting in a rest home and hear a story of the time you made a difference that was never forgotten. Contact Gordon via email:jgordon@

James Dobbins shows off Honker, a Brahman bull that he said probably weighs about a ton.


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County cattle steal the show

Brahman take . awards at livestock events

By LARRY DALE Daily Courier Staff Writer

RUTHERFORDTON — When James Dobbins let the Williams girls help show his cattle at livestock events, he didn’t know that 14-year-old Amy would buy one of the animals and win with it at the North Carolina Mountain Contributed photo State Fair. Amy Williams leads her Brahman bull, Tucker, at the N.C. Mountain State Fair in He laughed and said he Fletcher. wouldn’t sell to her anymore and get beat with his own cattle. Amy Williams’ entry was ing cattle, Dobbins invited them to where you want them to go. That’s named Grand Champion Bull at come to the farm. pretty hard. They’ll want to go the the fair in Fletcher in September. “We raise cows,” Amy, 14, and a opposite way. It just takes time.” Dobbins’ cattle won Reserve Grand ninth-grader at R-S Central High Emily, 10, is a student at Pinnacle Champion Female and Reserve School, said. “I just wanted to show Elementary School. Grand Champion Bull. them. But we didn’t have anything David and Linda Williams and Actually, Dobbins takes pride in registered. And James Dobbins let their daughters are from the Green the accomplishments of the young us show for him.” Hill community. people who have an interest in his When asked if she was nervous Timothy Brown, a 16-year-old Brahman cattle and come to the Jim going into the show ring at the junior at Chase High School, also Dobbins Road farm and work with Mountain State Fair, she replied, “I shows cattle for Dobbins. the animals. was more nervous about the other “I’ve always grown up around them “I’ve always looked for somebody bulls. I had Tucker (the bull she and stayed interested in them,” he to show my calves at the fair or some bought from Dobbins) trained pretty explained. “I like to work with them cattle show,” he explained. “We just good. and train them. You try to tame get the different children that are “You have to work with them and them, where they will lead with you interested in it. They show them for get them to lead, and then you have and won’t act up.” me.” to position their feet. I spent a lot The cattle are led in the show ring Dobbins has had Brahman cattle of time with Tucker, so he knew me for 30 to 35 years. “This is a hobby pretty well. Please see Brahman, Page 8C that got out of hand,” he said. “This “I showed my bull, Tucker, then I is my main thing to play with.” showed a heifer (for Dobbins).” Dobbins carried a rural mail route Sister Emily agreed that working with the U.S. Postal Service for 30 with the cattle is interesting. years. He retired nine years ago. “I just thought it would be fun,” So when mail carrier Linda she said. “We didn’t have any regisWilliams said her daughters, Amy tered, and James did. They have and Emily, were interested in showto learn that they have to go

What is a Brahman?

The Brahman or Brahma is a breed of Zebu cattle (Bos primigenius indicus), later exported from India to the rest of the world. The main breeds used were Kankrej, Guzerat, Nelore or Ongole and the Gir or Gyr cattle. It is named for the sacred cow of Hinduism. The American Brahman has a distinct large hump over the top of the shoulder and neck, and a loose flap of skin (dewlap) hanging from the neck.

2C — The Sunday Courier, Forest City, NC, Sunday, October 24, 2010


Out & About Traffic control honor

Ache around the lake

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Alvin Nanney, left, was presented an award for more than 45 years of service to Rutherford County through the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Traffic Control. The award was presented by Sheriff Jack Conner, right, and Chief Joe Lowery and Assistant Chief David McMann. Rutherford County Sheriff’s Traffic Control was formed in 1963 to help assist the Sheriff’s Department as special officers. Ranging from directing traffic for funerals, automobile wrecks and civic events. Alvin Nanney is one of the original founding members he has served in various roles including Assistant Chief of the division.

Sandy Carver was interested in a news brief in this week’s newspaper regarding the birth of a South Carolina girl, Emmeline Gardner, born at 10:10 a.m. on Oct. 10. The reason, Sandy’s son, Timothy Hughes, was born 40 years ago on Nov. 16 at 11:16 on the 16th floor of the Grady Hospital in Atlanta, Ga.

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The St. Luke’s Hospital Team at the Ache Around the Lake held Saturday, Oct. 2. The event, which included an 8K Ache, a 2-mile Ouch and a Brunch, was a fundraiser for the St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation.

Help, I need somebody ....

RALEIGH – Winners were announced in a number of the State Fair junior livestock shos during the weekend. Following are winners from our area:

During the recent roll out of Going GLOBAL for Rutherford County Schools, East Middle School Principal Brad Teague said he knew what to do if teachers couldn’t get logged in to their new MacBooks. He grabbed a pen and paper and wrote “Help” and hung it on the door. It didn’t take long for teachers to find out they had the wrong passwords.

Junior Beef Heifer - Simmental: Grand champion show by Emily Bell of Ellenboro.

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High schools in Rutherford County celebrate homecoming with parades Contributed photos

East High School celebrated homecoming Oct. 15. Posing with the senior class homecoming flat are Jonta Jackson, Chad Ledbetter, Katie Downs, Adrian Wilkins and Brittany Henson. As the float made its way along the parade route (below right), Jackson and Taylor Reynolds were all smiles.

Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy held homecoming Oct. 8. Above, Sarah Jones and Kasey Owens wave, while Olivia Condrey (at right) smiles as the parade winds up U.S. 221-A.

R-S Central held homecoming Oct. 15, and during the parade members of the Ebony Club carried a banner announcing “Pounce the Panthers.” The band played music during the parade while members of the colorguard (at right) swirled flags in the school’s colors to the beat.

4C — The Sunday Courier, Forest City, NC, Sunday, October 24, 2010


Engagements Burns, Mattison Mr. and Mrs. Donald Burns of Bostic announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Burns of Bostic, to Kevin Mattison, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Mattison Jr. of Kernersville. A Dec. 11, 2010, wedding is planned for 5:30 p.m. at Florence Baptist Church. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Robert Toney and the late June Burns and Geneva Terry and the late Georgia Burns. She is a 2005 graduate of East Rutherford High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Asheville, where she played volleyball. She is employed by Children’s Advocacy Network as a family support advocate. The future bridegroom is the grandson of the late John Zadareky and George Matison and the late

Collins, Dula

Heather Burns and Kevin Mattison

Katheryn Zadareky and Audelle Mattison. He is a 2004 graduate of East Forsyth High School and a 2008 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Asheville, where he played baseball. He is employed by the Florida Marlins.

Reynolds, Smith Mr. and Mrs. Robert Reynolds Jr. of Shelby announces the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Lee Reynolds of Charlotte, to Erik John Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Smith of Mooresboro.

Hoyt and Anita Collins of Henrietta announce the engagement of their daughter, Chasity Lynn Collins, to Swain Scott Dula, son of Clyde Dula of Durham and the late Melba Dula. A Nov. 7, 2010, wedding is planned at Race Path Baptist Church. The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of East Rutherford High School and is a student at Isothermal Community College. The future bridegroom is a 1993 graduate of East Burke High School and is employed at Watts Regulators of Chesnee, S.C.

Chasity Collins and Scott Dula


A Nov. 6, 2010, wedding is planned for 7 p.m. at Shelby Presbyterian Church. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Reynolds Sr. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Wade Vaughn Sr. She is a 1999 graduate of Shelby High School and a 2003 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is employed by Bank of America. The future bridegroom is the grandson of the Rev. and Mrs. John Godfrey of Ellenboro and J.D. Smith of Shelby. He is a 2000 graduate of Chase High School and a 2005 graduate of Gardner-Webb University. He Meredith Reynolds and Erik Smith is employed by T.R. Lawing Realty.

Wedding & engagement forms Wedding and engagement forms can be found online at www.thedigitalcourier. com. Announcements are published on Sundays.

Dwight and Brenda Ferguson, then

Dwight and Brenda Ferguson, now

Fergusons celebrate 50th anniversary Dwight and Brenda Ferguson of Rutherfordton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner with family at their home. The couple were married Oct. 22, 1960, in Gaffney, S.C. Attending the celebration were their son, David “Chester” Ferguson and his wife, Denise, and their

three children, Brannon, Chris and Brooklyn; their daughter, Melissa “Sissy” Ferguson Williams and husband Galen Williams and their children, Sara Holland and Anthony Williams. Brenda is a former employee of Mastercraft and is now a homemaker. Dwight is retired from Pike Electric.

New Arrivals RUTHERFORDTON – The following babies were born recently at Rutherford Hospital: Carmalita Martinez and Homer Salgado, a daughter, Izabella Elexa Salgado, Oct. 11. Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Murray of Rutherfordton, a daughter, Jayden Lynn Murray, Oct. 11. Mr. and Mrs. John R. Rish of Forest City, a son, Eithen Hunter Rish, oct. 13. Mr. and Mrs. Derick Wilson of

Rutherfordton, a daughter, Kensie Grace Wilson, Oct. 13. Heather Ortiz of Forest City, a son, Blake Lakien Ortiz, Oct. 14. Mr. and Mrs. Chad Skipper of Bostic, a daughter, Khloe Alexis Skipper, Oct. 14. Mr. and Mrs. Jason O. Wilson of Mill Spring, a daughter, Rosaleah Diane Wilson, Oct. 14. Heather Hendebon and Percell Ledbetter of Forest City, a daughter, Allie May Ledbetter, Oct. 17.

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LOCAL Studying the Old North State

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Brandon Kyle Buchanan, center, of Forest City has been awarded a $1,000 Criminal Justice Scholarship from the North Carolina Sheriff’s Association. Buchanan is a student at Western Carolina University. Rutherford County Sheriff Jack Conner, left, sent a letter of recommendation on Buchanan’s behalf. Buchanan is the son of Janice Hodge, right, and Chris Buchanan. The scholarship is one of 10 offered to students majoring in criminal justice.

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North Carolina Senator Debbie Clary presented the Sunshine Elementary Media Center with a North Carolina flag and seal on Friday, Oct. 15. North Carolina history is part of the fourth grade curriculum, and students will be creating a display of North Carolina symbols as they research the state through the use of print and electronic resources. Fourth grade students Addie Harris and Christopher Carpenter received the flag and seal for the school.

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LOCAL Helping at the health fair Chase H.O.S.A. students with their instructor, Mrs. Moore, volunteered their time on Saturday, Oct. 9,to help with the Health Fair sponsored by Smith’s Drug Store at First Baptist Church in Forest City. The event allowed the community to come in for free health screens. Vision, dental, obesity, blood pressure, and blood sugars are just a few of the many screenings that were offered. Students helped with activities for children as their parents were having their screenings as well as, directing the participants where to go. The students also had a table set up with information about preventing heart disease.

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“Be Smart, Watch Your Heart” was the theme for the HOSA students display. With display are members Heather Tessnear, Jessica McAbee and Rebecca Bailey. Caroline Jolley (below) assisted Dr. Haley Perry with vision screenings.

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It’s elementary

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East Rutherford High School’s varsity football players and cheerleaders spoke recently to third through fifth grade sturdents at Forest City-Dunbar Elementary about character education.

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Sunday Break

Churchgoer wishes fellow congregants would just kiss off Dear Abby: I have a problem with people in our church congregation who want to greet me with a kiss. Please advise me on how to handle this delicate situation. I don’t want to hurt any feelings; these are nice people. However, lips carry germs, and I have a weak immune system. I have tried extending my hand in greeting, but one man smooched me anyway, saying, “I don’t shake hands with girls!” Abby, I’m 70 and hardly a “girl,” and I didn’t appreciate his rejection of my handshake. Do you think it will work if I tell him and others that I have a contagious disease that causes men’s lips to dry up and fall off? — Deanna Dear Deanna: No.

Dear Abby Abigail van Buren

It would be more to the point to tell your fellow church members that you have a fragile immune system and are susceptible to viruses — which is why you prefer to shake hands. It’s the truth. And if the man who smooched you continues to be a problem, talk to your clergyperson about it. Dear Abby: I have met my soul mate. She has the same name as my ex-wife. How do we remedy this? It is driving me nuts! — Scott Dear Scott: Remember when

Disorder causes cloudy vision Dear Dr. Gott: My mother-in-law is 70 years old. She never had a need to see an eye doctor until last week, when she scratched her eye. She found a local ophthalmologist who told her that she has Fuchs’ disease, something she had never heard of before. Can you tell me more? Dear Reader: The outermost layer of the eye is known as the cornea. It doesn’t contain any blood vessels to nourish or protect it, but it gets its nourishment from the aqueous humor behind the eyes and from tears. Its purpose is to protect the eye from debris, dust and germs. In order for a person to see well, all five layers of the cornea must be free of any cloudy areas. Some of the more common disorders of the cornea include allergies that may be the result of a prescribed medication, animal hair, eye makeup, mascara, pollen and more; and pinkeye (conjunctivitis), which can be caused by a viral or bacterial infection. A less common disorder is known as Fuchs’ dystrophy, a slowly progressing disease that ordinarily affects both eyes. The condition is slightly more common in women than in men and can be detected in its earliest stages when a person is in his or her mid-30s; however, the disease rarely affects a person’s vision until the age


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of 50 or older. Fuchs’ occurs when the cells that line the inside of the blood vessels deteriorate for no apparent reason. With the continuation of the loss of cells, the endothelium cannot function efficiently enough to pump fluid out of the connective tissue. The cornea swells, and vision becomes distorted. In the early stages, a person may awaken with blurred vision that will clear as the day progresses. With progression of the disease, the swelling will remain constant and vision will be reduced throughout waking hours. Treatment will begin by reducing the swelling with the help of drops, ointments or soft contact lenses. When the disease affects quality of life by interfering with normal daily activities, a corneal transplant might be in order. At this stage, the success rate for this surgery is good; however, long-term survival of the new cornea might be a problem that will have to be addressed. Fuchs’ generally affects both eyes equally, progresses gradually over time, occurs in otherwise healthy people, and is usually inherited.

you were in school and there were several students in a class who shared the same name? Some of them would adopt a nickname. If it’s OK with your soul mate, she can certainly do the same. But consider the upside for you. The fact that your new lady’s and ex-wife’s names match guarantees you won’t ever slip and call her by the wrong one. Dear Abby: I am hoping you might have a suggestion on how to handle cigarette smokers who ignore my requests to not smoke in my direction. I have severe allergies, and I also suffer from dry eye syndrome. Even after I have told smokers that their addiction worsens my condition they continue,

assuming that by cracking a window the room is ventilated. — Frustrated Dear Frustrated: I do have a suggestion, one that is timehonored and effective. Safeguard your health by avoiding anyone who continues to smoke after having been told that it negatively affects you. Dear Abby: A year ago, I married an old and dear friend. We have both been through marriage, divorce and difficult relationships. At last, I finally found the person I was meant to be with. My husband’s parents have been gone for several years, but I was fortunate enough to know them before they died. We went to visit their graves

the day after our wedding, and I placed two pennies I had been saving on their headstone — one dated 1968 for me and one dated 1963 for him. Last week I received several pennies in change and dropped them into my wallet. When I fished them out later, I was delighted to see that one was from 1968 and the other was from 1963! I believe in my heart it’s his parents’ way of telling us that they are happy we are together. — Lucky Bride-to-be Dear Lucky: And I can’t think of a more meaningful wedding gift you could have received from your late in-laws. May you and your soul mate enjoy many happy, healthy years together.

Horse show benefits spay/neuter programs The Community Pet Center (CPC) and Polk County’s Foothills Humane Society (FHS) were again, for the 5th consecutive year, beneficiaries of the Blue Ridge Hunter Jumpers Association (BRHJA) end of summer horse show event. This annual event, which was held on Saturday, August 21 at Harmon Field in Tryon, NC has proved once again to be our best fund-raiser to date. The CPC recently received a very generous donation out of the proceeds of this event for the sole purpose of sterilizing as many Rutherford County pets as possible. We appreciate the cooperation of the Tryon – based Blue Ridge Horse Jumpers Association (BRHJA) in providing this venue for raising awareness and funding to address the pet overpopulation problem in both counties. Did you know that, for example, one unaltered male and one female cat can produce 420, 000 offspring in 7 years if none of the kittens are fixed? In Rutherford County alone last year about 3000 dogs and cats, puppies and kittens were destroyed. Both

IN THE STARS Your Birthday, Oct. 24; Do everything that you can in the year ahead to keep in your corner allies that you already have. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Check with the group before making any social plans that you think everyone would enjoy. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - Bury any foul mood you might be harboring, so that you don’t unintentionally cloud an involvement that is running smoothly as yet. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Do not compete against the one you love for the attention of your friends. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) When in a competitive involvement, don’t let your guard down for one minute. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) - Be careful, if you’re feeling a bit left out, that you do not contradict companions for the sake of attention. ARIES (March 21-April 19) There is nothing that is quicker to cause a spat than money matters. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) - Be mindful of your behavior so that you don’t react harshly to something that disturbs you, and alienate a good associate in the process. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) - A distasteful task that you and everybody else have been dodging might rear its ugly head. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Instead of trying to appease the majority and yielding to peer pressure when you believe what they ask of you is wrong, have the gumption to stand up to them. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - Trying to compare your lot in life against another’s is needlessly asking to be discontent with your situation. Strive to be grateful for what you do have. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) - If you are an individual who is blessed with seeing life from a humorous perspective, be careful at whom you aim your wit. The wrong person might not appreciate seeing life as funny.

the Foothills Humane Society of Polk County and the Community Pet Center of Rutherford County have aggressive sterilization programs but they are only as strong as the funding available to assist low income residents in both counties. The success of this event in raising the much needed funds is largely a result of the support of our various community business and individual sponsors. Both The Community Pet Center and Foothills Humane Society wish to express their appreciation to the sponsors who made this event possible. Also, these events couldn’t be held without the unswerving support and assistance of the many volunteers who get the job of holding this event done. Spay, neuter, alter, sterilize, fix! If you need help, call the CPC office at 287 – 7738. Do it now before the next Spring breeding season.

The Pet Project Produced by Jo-Ann Close and Lynne Faltraco Community Pet Center

Be prepared for winter this year Winter is on the way. Now is the time to prepare for the cold. Maybe you stock up on wood to burn, bring out the winter bedding, freeze or can food, or put plastic on your windows. But there are additional ways to get ready for winter. How do you prepare? Here are a few things to have on your list. CHECK FURNACE: Have a professional inspect your furnace. They’ll check pressure, blower, motors, leaks, etc., and give you a diagnostic report. Ducts should be cleaned, and you can clean or change the filter. CLEAN GUTTERS: Take the time to clean your gutters so they’re free from leaves and debris. Clogged gutters can cause a lot of damage to your roof and exterior of your home when snow and ice thaws. While you’re up on the roof, check to see if any trees need trimming so during a storm they don’t fall on your electrical lines or damage your roof or windows. If you live in a heavy snow area, consider investing in a snow rake/ broom for your roof. OUTDOOR GARDEN: Disconnect garden hoses, bring in any houseplants, clean and store garden tools, weed, amend soil and use autumn leaves as mulch, and add any excess to your compost. Clean and store patio furniture and grill. Drain gas and oil from garden machinery, and make sure your snow blower or snow shovels are ready to use. WINTER GEAR: Have everyone try on their winter

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gear so you can fix anything that needs mending or replace only what you need. Bring out hats, gloves, scarves, etc., and organize them in a central location so it’s all easily accessible. Donate any clothing that has been outgrown or you no longer want. Heated mattress pads, flannel sheets, thermal underwear, hot water bottles and wool socks/slippers can keep your body warmer and are less expensive than turning up the heat. EMERGENCY SUPPLIES: Assemble kits for your home and vehicles. For your car, include item such as extra blankets or clothing, a firstaid kit, basic tools, flashlight, flares, jumper cables, nonperishable food such as energy bars, water, ice scrapers, shovels and kitty litter. For home, check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors (you can have a fire drill and discuss emergency safety plans, too), have spare batteries, candles, flashlights, food and water, crank radio, first-aid kit, basic tools, personal-hygiene items, prescriptions, entertainment, important documents, clothing and bedding, whistles, a manual can opener and a utility knife, matches/lighter, baby wipes, garbage bags, change or traveler’s checks and a fire extinguisher. Have a cell phone in both places, too.

8C — The Sunday Courier, Forest City, NC, Sunday, September 5, 2010


Area Happenings Lions cancel fundraiser The Lake Lure Lions Club has cancelled its golf ball drop at Rumbling Bald Resort Nov. 6. The club planned to “rain” golf balls on the course, with the ball that dropped into the cup or closest to the hole winning up to $5,000 in ash. The club’s goal was to sell 1,000 pre-numbered golf ball drop tickets. In order to hold the event a minimum of 375 tickets had to be purchased; the club only sold 185. Those who purchased tickets will be reimbursed. For more information, contact Lion Paul Galletti at 828-6251048 or Lion Diane Barrett at 828-6252812. Larry Dale/Daily Courier

Timothy Brown, Amy Williams, center, and Emily Williams display the Mountain State Fair awards they received in September.

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with a halter. Brown, Dobbins’ nephew, is an officer in the Future Farmers of America at Chase, and is a tuba player in the band. He said he would like to go into the medical field, perhaps as a stomach specialist or a surgeon. As for the cattle, he said, “I may like to stay with it. But I don’t know if I will ever get my own cows.” Brown is the son of Michael and Kathy Brown. The first Brahman cattle Dobbins bought came from Georgia, from a sale near the Florida line. Dobbins said he just likes the looks of the cattle. “I’ve just always liked them from the first one I ever saw,” he said. Dobbins noted that Brahman

These Australian black swan cygnets also call the Dobbins farm home. Larry Dale/Daily Courier

cattle are no more difficult to keep than any other cattle, and added, “They’re not as noisy. They are quiet unless a baby gets lost, then the mama will holler for it.” The Brahman is an import to this country. “They’re originally from India,” Dobbins said. “They are a pure breed. And they’ve used the Brahman in crossing and mak-

ing a lot of other breeds. It’s a true, full breed animal.” Brahman cattle are especially well known for having a large hump over the top of the shoulder and neck. They have large, pendulous ears and a large amount of excess skin that hangs from their bodies. They are considered the sacred cattle of India.

which secures one team plus a slate hole sign displayed at a tee box; and individual teams of four. Sponsors may also purchase hole signs handcrafted of wrought iron and slate or embroidered flags that will feature their name and may be kept as souvenirs. All participants and sponsors will be listed in the recognition brochure. New Century Scholars is a program that annually selects three seventh graders and pledges to mentor them through high school graduation. If a scholar meets the program requirements, they receive a tuition-free two-year education at Isothermal Community College. For more information, contact Thad M. Harrill, 286-3636, ext. 363,, or the Polk County ICC Foundation at

ICC’s Polk Foundation will hold tourney Junior Miss COLUMBUS – Are applications you interested in playbeing taken ing golf at one of the region’s most spectacular courses in the most beautiful season of the year? Enter the Second Annual Golf Tournament sponsored by the Polk County Campus ICC Foundation to raise money for New Century Scholars in Polk County. The tournament will be held Monday, Oct. 25, at The Cliffs at Glassy with shotgun start at 10 a.m. Different levels of participation are possible: Masters, which secures two teams and a golf flag with the organization’s name on one of the greens; Eagles,

Applications for the Rutherford County Junior Miss Scholarship program will be taken through Oct. 31. Applications may be obtained from guidance counselors at the high schools or by visiting www.ajm. org. The 2011 program will be held March 19 at The Foundation at Isothermal Community College. A parent meeting will be held Nov. 14 at 3 p.m. at the Rutherford County Business Offices for those who are registered by Oct. 31. For more information, call 980-3212 or e-mail



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