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Tryon Daily Bulletin

The World’s Smallest Daily Newspaper

Vol. 86 / No. 27

Tryon, N.C. 28782

Friday, March 8, 2013

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FHS took in over 1,700 animals in 2012 Live release rate 98.9 percent by Leah Justice

Polk County High School’s varsity baseball coach Ty Stott said his team sold 296 tickets and made a profit of $1,600 during a pancake breakfast held at Mountain View Barbecue. Players and coaches all worked and helped serve pancakes, while Shane Blackwell of Mountain View did the cooking. Polk will play its next home baseball game March 12 versus Madison.

Here’s a list of upcoming meetings and events for area nonprofit community and governmental organizations:


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Thursdays, 7 a.m. - noon, old Searcy Mill parking lot, Hwy. 108, Columbus. Saluda Center, Thursday activities: knitting group, 9:30 a.m.; gentle Yin Yoga, 5:30 p.m.; Saluda Center. 828-7499245. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Thursday activities include ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; art (Continued on page 2)

The Foothills Humane Society (FHS) gave an annual report to the Polk County Board of Commissioners on Monday, March 4 after taking in 1,705 animals last year and having a 98.9 percent live-release rate. Selena Coffey, FHS executive director presented the report saying 74 percent of the organization’s income comes from donations, grants, bequests and fundraising. Of the shelter’s expenses, approximately 70 percent went towards the care and place(Continued on page 3)

Foothills Humane Society took in more than 1,700 animals in 2012 like this calico cat currently available for adoption. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

Polk still owed more than $800k in 2012 taxes Deadline to avoid publication Monday, March 11 by Leah Justice

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ers who have not yet paid have until Monday, March 11 to avoid being publicized by the county as the Polk County Board of Commissioners has charged the tax collector to collect back taxes by

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Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Thursdays, 7 a.m. noon, corner of Hampton Court and Hwy 108. Saluda Center, Thursday activities: knitting group, 9:30 a.m.; gentle Yin Yoga, 5:30 p.m. For more activities, email or visit The Meeting Place Senior Center, Thursday activities include ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; devotions, 10 a.m.; bingo or movie, 12:30 p.m.; grocery shopping, 1 p.m.; yoga, 6 p.m. 828-894-0001. House of Flags Museum, open Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 33 Gibson Street, Columbus. Landrum Library, Lap Babies, 10 a.m., 20- 25 minute session for young children and care givers includes music, nursery rhymes, action poems and short books. Storytime at 10:30 a.m. for preschoolers includes books, music and fingerplays. Call 828457-2218. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. Republican Women will meet on Thursday, March 7 at 11:30 a.m. at Tryon Estates. Info: Cheryl Every at 894-6457. AA open discussion meeting,

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Happy, Joyous and Free, noon on Thursdays, Columbus United Methodist Church, 76 N. Peak Street, across from Stearns gym. Rotary Club of Tryon, meets every Thursday at noon at Tryon Presbyterian Church on Harmon Field Rd. Al-Anon: Foothills Come to Believe, Thursdays, 7 p.m., Polk Wellness Center, 155 W. Mills St., Suite 202, Columbus. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba exercise class, Thursdays 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., in gym. Mill Spring VFW Post 10349, bingo, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. (year round). 828-894-5098. NAMI Support Group, Thursdays, 7 - 8 p.m. in the blue room of Tryon Presbyterian Church, located on Harmon Field Road in Tryon. The group, sponsored by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), is for anyone feeling anxious or depressed and those with a diagnosis of a mental illness. All conversations are confidential. No charge. 828-817-0382.


Alcoholics Anonymous, Thursdays, 8 p.m., CooperRiis, Mill Spring. 828-859-7099. PAC hike at Ashmore Heritage Preserve Rescheduled PAC hike at Ashmore Heritage Preserve. Meet: Gowensville Spinx at 8:30 a.m. 4-miles, moderate; trail type - out and back with loop. Visit PAC’s website, www., “Upcoming Events/ Hikes” or call 828-859-5060 for more information. Saluda Center, Friday events: chair exercise, 9:30 a.m.; Trash Train, 10 a.m.; NA Meeting, 8 p.m. For more activities, email or visit The Meeting Place Senior Center, Friday activities include movie matinee or drumming at 10 a.m. and bingo or movie at 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. American Legion Post 250, weekly bingo games, Fridays, 7 p.m., 43 Depot St., Tryon. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Smoke-free. Narcotics Anon., Saluda Senior Center, Friday, 8 p.m.

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Local Weather Forecast:





Moon Phase

Today: Sunny, with no rain. High 59, low 33. Saturday: Sunny, with no rain. High 64, low 41.

Sunday: Partly cloudy, with 10 percent chance of rain. High 67, low 47. Monday: Cloudy, with 20 percent chance of rain. High 65, low 53. Wednesday’s weather was: High 44, low 30, no rain.

Obituaries Margene Branch Gerfen, pg. 8 Wayne B. Shehan. pg. 8 Sidney O. Barnsley, pg. 10 Christopher (Chris) Wayne Medlin, pg. 10


Polk’s Folk Farmer Day and Poultry Swap Visit the Mill Spring Ag Center for a heritage poultry swap and sale, indoor farmer’s market, quilt display and demonstrations of soap-making, butter-making, spinning, quilting and more. Columnist and writer Bill Thompson from Our State Magazine will speak about rural heritage at 1 p.m. in the Ag Center Auditorium. The event is free to attend. Ag Center 828894-2281 or Green Creek Community Center, Zumba class, Saturdays, 9 a.m. Grassroots Art Project, holds art classes to benefit Lennie’s Fund and the Humane Society, Saturdays from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. There is no fee for the class and all materials will be provided. Classes are held at the Holy Cross Episcopal Church on Melrose Ave. in Tryon. Call 828899-0673 for more information. Shiitake Mushroom Workshop, Ever want to cultivate your own yummy shiitake mushrooms? Vaughn Loeffler returns for his second year of leading shiitake workshops at MSAC. He’ll walk you through the process of inoculating your own shiitake log to take home. For pricing and to register, contact Laura at or 828-894-2281 to register. House of Flags Museum, open Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 33 Gibson Street, Columbus. Polk County Historical Association Museum open Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. Oil painting class for teens with Margaret Curtis, Saturdays, noon - 3 p.m. Tryon Fine Arts Center, Oil painting class for teens with Margaret Curtis, Saturdays, noon - 3 p.m. Heart to Heart Gala Feb. 9 at 6 p.m.Cobb Family Life Center at Green Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Teresa Romzick of Rutherfordton. Admission is free, dinner will be served. Attire: Formal. The church is located at 2382 Coxe Rd. Tryon, N.C. 28782. RSVP, by calling 828-817-1750 or 828429-6635.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit Mondays, Harmon Field/Tryon, 7 a.m. - noon. Saluda Center, Mondays, chair exercise, 9:30 a.m.; line dance, 12:30 p.m.; Saluda Duplicate Bridge, 1:30 p.m. 828-7499245. For more activities, email (Continued on page 39)

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ment of the shelter’s animals and outreach programs, Coffey said. FHS operated on an approximate $591,760 budget in 2012 as well as completing major renovations, including adding a catio and the addition of an intake center. FHS’s 2012 income came from grants and donations (74 percent), Polk County funding (16 percent), shelter generated income (5 percent) and investment income (five percent), according to the report. Expenses included animal care and placement (70 percent), operational expenses (13 percent), administration (11 percent) and fundraising and events (six percent). Of the shelter’s 1,705 intakes, 650 were dogs and 1,055 were cats. Adoptions included 628 total, with 261 dog adoptions and (Continued on page 4)

Foothills Humane Society Executive Director Selena Coffey and adoptee Goodie with FHS staff Lani Hasselbring, seated, Sharon Rose and Ashley Tobanz. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

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367 cat adoptions. Rescues totaled 393, including 295 dogs and 98 cats, according to the report. Lost pets returned to owners were 79 dogs and 13 cats, totaling 92. Po’ Kitties served 544 cats during 2012, according to the report. Coffey said the largest intakes came from Polk County at 36 percent, or 1,168 intakes for the year. Columbus makes up 30 percent of the shelter’s intakes within Polk County, Tryon at 15 percent and Mill Spring at 19 percent. Coffey also said the shelter serves other areas, including parts of Rutherfordton, Landrum, Saluda, Campobello and Gowensville. FHS took in 81 animals from Rutherfordton last year, 237 from Landrum, 63 from Saluda, 116 from Campobello, one from Gowensville and 39 from other areas, according to the report. Polk County Commissioner Chair Michael Gage asked about the shelter’s Po’ Kitties program. Po’ Kitties coordinator Dana Mayer said the program is a trap, neuter, return program and is now the approved method of animal control offices to deal with free roaming cats. She said the cats

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During the Polk County Board of Commissioners’ Feb. 18 meeting there were $1,018,525 still owed in back taxes, which was less than the same time last year. The 2011 uncollected taxes reported to the board at the same time last year were $1,547,830. Outstanding 2011 taxes as of March 1 included $194,975 unpaid, according to Polk County Tax Collector Melissa Bowlin. The county publicizes taxpayers in the county every year with a list of late taxpayers and how much they owe. Bowlin said the deadline to avoid publication is

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are usually already being fed by people and any cats that are tame Po’ Kitties tries to remove from the streets and adopt them out. “We’re basically trying to deal with free roaming cats in a humane way and a way that’s been proven (to succeed),” said Mayer. Commissioner Ray Gasperson asked if the shelter takes animals to any other parts of the country. Mayer said they do, including routinely going to businesses like PetSmart and Petco, as well as sending quite a few to the northeast because they have a shortage of puppies and dogs. Commissioner vice-chair Ted Owens asked if the humane society is still selling bricks for fundraising. Coffey said yes, at $50 per brick and people can put their animals’ name on them. Coffey also mentioned the shelter’s approximate 250 volunteers. She said volunteering ranges from washing dogs and brushing cats to doing dishes and laundry. “We’re very fortunate to have a lot of folks very interested and want to be involved with the humane society,” Coffey said. For more information about FHS or to donate or volunteer, visit or call 828-863-4444.

Monday, March 11. The tax office plans to advertise the list in the March 25 Bulletin. Tax payments can be made at the Polk County Tax Office, located on the first floor of the Womack building in Columbus. Tax payments can also be paid online by visiting www.polknc. org. Payments can be made by clicking on departments/tax office, then visiting the “click here to pay your property and vehicle taxes online” link. Polk uses Official Payments Corporation to accept tax payments online or by phone. Call 1-800-272-9829 with the jurisdiction code of 4397 to pay taxes by telephone.

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Margene Branch Gerfen passed away early on Feb. 20 in Palo Alto, Calif. She is survived by her four sons — Thomas (Pamela) of San Francisco, Charles (Sarah) of Bethesda, MD, Earl (Anne) of Palo Alto, Christopher (Jennifer) of Lexington, Mass. – and 10 grandchildren, to whom she was a loving grandmother and MeMe. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Charles O. Gerfen, and her parents, Thomas W. and Elzora R. Branch. Born Margaret Eugenia Branch in Atlanta in 1928, “Margene” was known to all around her for her bright spirit, loving heart and contagious smile. As a child in Atlanta, she was an active member of Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church and graduated from Washington Seminary. In 1939, she was part of a harp ensemble that performed in the East Room of the White House for Mrs. Roosevelt. While attending Stephens College in Columbia, MO, she met the love of her life, Charles


Wayne B. Shehan Wayne Belton Shehan, 66, of Green Creek, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Born July 10, 1946, he was the son of the late William D. Shehan and Nettie Newton Shehan. A veteran of the US Navy, he served for eight-and-a-half years during the Vietnam War. Mr. Shehan was a commercial pipe fitter for

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Gerfen. The two married in 1948, and settled in St. Louis, where she raised her beloved sons and was a long-time member of Ladue Chapel, Old Warson Country Club and several garden, bridge and book clubs. Second only to her love of family and friends, was her love of flowers. She was an avid supporter of the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Naples Botanical Garden in Naples, Fla., where she split her time later in life before moving to Palo Alto to be closer to family. A majority shareholder in Lake Lanier Investment and Development Corporation since her father purchased the property in 1963, and the chairman since 1999, Margene enjoyed travelling with her husband Charles (Chuck) to see the fall colors on her many visits to Tryon. She took many tours around the lake and property over the years with the legendary Frank Williams, who fondly referred to her as “Miss Margene.” She always looked forward to her visits with local residents such as Joyce and Jerry Atkins. Her sweet and gracious presence will be missed by all who knew her. Margene was interred Saturday, March 2, at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta, next to her husband and parents. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Naples Botanical Garden in Margene’s memory. many years; he was a life-long resident of Polk County. Mr. Shehan is survived by his wife of 27 years, Cynthia White Shehan; two sons, Brandon and Warren Shehan of Green Creek; two daughters, Olivia Phillips (Grant) of Tryon and Erica Shehan of Green Creek. Also surviving is a brother, Daniel Shehan of Mill Spring. The family will receive friends from 1–2 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013 in the McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon. An online guest register is available at

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Sidney O. Barnsley


Sidney O. Barnsley, formerly of Canton, Mass. passed away on March 6, 2013 in Meredith, N.H. He was born in Boston, Mass. on October 8, 1923. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1943 and served as B-17 pilot and saw duty in England. He married Carla Bergren on June 25, 1944. They were posted to Roswell, N.M. for the remainder of his tour. While in New Mexico, two of their children were born. They returned to Canton, Mass. where they lived until 1985. Sidney was employed as a printer until 1967 when he changed careers and became a graphic arts teacher at the Blue Hills Regional Technical High School. During their years in Canton, he was active in Trinity Episcopal Church, Canton and St. John’s Episcopal Church, Sharon as a lay reader and Sunday School superintendent. They also had three more children during this time. He retired from teaching in 1985 and moved with his wife to Bethle-


Christopher (Chris) Wayne Medlin Christopher (Chris) Wayne Medlin went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. He was born December 29, 1977. Survivors include his son, Isaiah Medlin;

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hem and then Tryon. In North Carolina, Sidney was an active volunteer. He volunteered at the pharmacy of local hospitals, was a SHIP volunteer and was active in the local AARP groups. Once in Tryon he continued his love of printing with a part-time job at the Tryon Daily Bulletin. While living at White Oaks Village, he was always quick with a joke and willing to lend a helping hand. He was predeceased by Carla, his wife of 66 years. He is survived by his children: Sandra Berks Hicks (Ron Belanger) of Silver City, N.M., Gordon Barnsley of Kemp, Texas, Clifford Barnsley of Edgartown, Mass., Bradford Barnsley (Mary) of Bridgewater, Mass. and Melinda (Maryann) of Meredith, N.H. as well as six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at The Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 2 p.m. Interment will be held at the Memorial Garden at The Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross, in Tryon. In lieu of flowers, he has requested that donations be sent in his memory to his Bombardment Group: 91st BGMA Inc., c/o Jody Kelly, 3829 Sunset Ln, Oxnard, Calif. 93035-4135. For Sidney’s Book of Memories:

mother Kathy (Joseph) Barnette, father Wayne (Linda Gale) Medlin; brothers, Dale (Misty) Medlin and Earl (Melody) Medlin; one sister, Angie Watson and maternal grandmother, Doris Bryant. He has three nephews and five nieces. A memorial service will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church on March 16 at 11 a.m. Reverend Brian Wilson and Reverend Randy Metcalf will officiate.

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Letter to the Editor

Creatures great and small

To the editor: Foothills animal lovers should read “ All Creatures Great and Small” by Dr. James Herriot. It’s a story about his country veterinarian practice in England. Published in 1972, it is still popular today as a heartwarming true story of Dr. Herriot whose unique courage, warmth and natural storytelling ability captures your heart in a special way. We are fortunate to have many wonderful vets in our area. We also have the Foothills Humane Society, which takes care of neglected and mistreated animals, and, therefore, always have animals in need of adoption. The people associated with Foothills do a wonderful service to our community. However, I was totally shocked when I took my female Lab, Tootsie, to the vet I had been using for five years. I was told that I would now be charged 25 percent more because Tootsie was not spayed. I was being penalized because there were too many abandoned animals here. My wife even had someone be ugly to her when she mentioned we were going to breed Tootsie. I have had Registered AKC Labrador Retrievers for more than 40 years and the same bloodline for 25 years. I have always kept one female, which I breed one time when she is 5 or 6 years old. I give the much sought-after puppies to family members, keep one female for myself and sell the rest. I always promise that I will take the puppy back if the purchaser changes his mind. With all the vet bills, I’ve never made a profit.

Needless to say, after finding out that I would be charged an additional 25 percent for my unspayed female, I changed vets and that brings me to “The Rest of the Story.” Fortunately, I found another vet who pronounced that Tootsie was in excellent health for breeding. I bred Tootsie to the handsome Mojo of Lexington, S.C. in January of 2011. Her puppies arrived on March 31 with my daughter, Stacey, and her four children here from Raleigh to witness and enjoy the delivery. The vet’s x-rays had shown 12 puppies, but we only had 11. The next morning, Tootsie was lethargic. We knew that she needed to go to the doctor immediately. However, I was headed to Duke Hospital and my daughter had to return to Raleigh. So, we took Tootsie and all 11 pups to our new vet and headed to Duke. That evening, the vet called to say that the necessary surgery went well and after removing the dead puppy, she had taken Tootsie and all 11 puppies to her home for the night! She did the same thing the next night. We were surprised and grateful. Well, it’s been almost a year. I kept a male this time, Skyuka Rebel. Stacey has Tula, and my son, Ben, has Peaches. One of these dogs will have a litter in five or six years to continue our wonderful line of Labs. I will miss the joy and fun of raising a litter, but will still enjoy Tootsie and Rebel at our Skyuka Mountain home. I am so thankful that we were able to find such wonderful care for our beloved Labs. Read the book. “All Creatures Great and Small.” – article submitted by Charlie Speight, Columbus

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Letter to the Editor

Cup of Water Ministries (501(c)3) can use your donation of a car, boat, truck or other vehicle to help the less fortunate, both here and in third world countries. We have wells in Africa, India and South America. We supply bibles, clothes, medicine, etc. here and abroad.

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Columbus traffic enforcement To the editor: Kudos to David and Brenda Searcy for speaking out about traffic law enforcement in Columbus. (TDB, Feb. 28) It needs to be said. Last February, I was stopped – and fined – for “running a stop sign.” The facts are that I was approaching the four-way stop at the corner of Walker and Peniel in Columbus (at the Presbyterian church). It was 30 minutes before dusk and visibility was good. I was in my new Prius and still driving at a snail’s pace to see how many mph I could get. I crept toward the intersection, looked in every direction, saw nothing, applied some brake anyway and eased deliberately onto Peniel. Saving gas! If my wheels didn’t completely stop turning, they were moving at a rate a squirrel could have avoided. So when I saw the police car behind the forsythia bush at the entrance to the church parking lot, I was not concerned, because

Letter to the Editor

Who will replace the great ones? To the editor: I have fond memories of Van Cliburn … his Tchaikovsky Competition triumph that cracked the ice of the Cold War . . . when his first recording came out, I found it on the music rack of my piano when I got home from work; my dear Fran had ordered it and had UPS deliver it that day. Later on, in Arlington Texas, Van Cliburn played a solo recital for us. When he came on stage, he strode straight to the piano and played our National Anthem, so we had to quit applauding and get to our feet; never saw anyone else do that. Then when we went to a performance of the Fort Worth opera, I became aware of someone standing close to my aisle seat. First I saw redeemed - 19

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it didn’t occur to me that I had committed any infraction. It occurred to the occupant of the police car that I had however, and I was pulled over and ticketed. I protested the ticket politely, suggesting that my “failure to stop” was the equivalent of going 46 in a 45 mph zone. Picayune! I wrote a letter describing the facts above and hand-delivered a copy to Chief Beddingfield’s office and to Magistrate Pittman. I never heard from Chief Beddingfield. I did discuss it with Mr. Pittman who shook his head and said he was driving a new Prius too and understood how it affected your driving style. There was nothing he could do however, which I understood. I was naturally huffed up for a couple of weeks and shared the story with several friends. Surprisingly, more than once I heard, “Well let me tell you about what happened to me (or someone they knew)!” It didn’t do much to calm me, but it did open my eyes. I hope the Searcy’s appearance before the council will open others. – Ben Romine, Tryon those long shoes pointing ’way ahead of the trousers, that went up and up as my gaze finally arrived at the face of Van Cliburn . . . he had stopped to greet a friend. I resisted an impulse to tug on his britches and say, “Hi, I know you!” Van Cliburn was a fine Christian who most certainly leaves the world a better place for his having lived among us. We also lost another Doolittle Raider, retired Maj. Thomas C. Griffin . . . only four left. I called Sgt. Thatcher last year and had a nice chat with him for 20 minutes or so. I gave him several openings to hang up but he continued our conversation . . . one ol’ Sarge to another, y’know. Who is going to replace all the great ones that are going to their reward every day? And who even remembers them? We just enjoy the world they helped to make possible for us. May they rest in peace. – Garland Goodwin, Columbus

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Chesnee, SC $126,900. Very well kept 3BR/2BA home with many recent upgrades. HW Floors, Stone fireplace, Granite, stainless appliances, Fenced yard, deck w/ arbor, 12x16 storage bldg. w/ electric. Roberta Heinrich 828-817-5080


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53.27 Acres Rutherfordton, NC $275,000. Private and diverse acreage, mature timber, mostly hardwoods w/some pines. 2 creeks and a waterfall. Old roadbeds meander through the property. Great for a private retreat, abundant w/ wildlife. Roberta Heinrich 828-817-5080

Tryon, NC $480,000. Tryon, NC Warrior Drive $328,000. Columbus, NC $ 315,000. Great 3BR/3.5BA Merriweather/Brady Beautiful custom built house overlooking 14Th Everything upgraded to the tens - 3BR/3FB Fairway of Red Fox CC. 3BR/2BA home built the utmost of quality just under 3000 sqft all on designed home on 2.60 acres with guest suite. one floor. Nestled on private 2.77 acres in Terrific yard with showplace mature plantings, with great attention to detail, Cathedral ceilings, Hunting Country. Quality at its best. fenced dog lot and mountain views. stacked stone frplc, maple cabinetry, granite, Mickey Hambright 828-817-1796 Jean Wagner 828-817-9291 bonus room. Paul Beiler 828-817-2679

Privacy & Views Mill Spring $295,000. 3BR/3BA private get-away. Mountain view, open floor plan with all appliances and most furnishings included. Cathedral ceiling, HW floors, stone FPL, family room. Add. acreage avail. Roberta Heinrich 828-817-5080

Tryon, NC $129,500. Just Right! Tryon 2BR/2BA light and airy home with split floor plan, hardwood floors, fireplace, wonderful deck to grill and entertain, mountain view. Enjoy convenient in-town living! Roberta Heinrich 828-817-5080

Melrose Mountain-Tryon, NC $22,000. Great level lot in walking distance of community lake, club house, tennis courts. Adjoining over 300 acres of State owned forest land. One of the best locations and lots in Melrose Mountain. Mickey Hambright 828-817-1796

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, CRAFTS HELP WANTED TRADES & SKILLS Church Secretary- Landrum United Methodist Church is seeking a qualified individual for the position of church secretary; minimum 20 hours per week. Candidate must possess excellent communication and computer skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Knowledge of Microsoft Access and Publisher a plus. Submit resume to 227 N. Howard Ave., Landrum, SC 29356. CNA FOR PEDIATRICS BAYADA Pediatrics is currently seeking a CNA for one on one care in the Tryon area. Please call 828-667-3200 for details Offices and possible retail space available in downtown Columbus. Ample parking and one of the highest daily traffic counts in Polk County. Particularly interested in computer related business and willing to trade portions of rent in exchange for services. 828 817-1068 White Oak of Tryon is now accepting applications for a FT Housekeeping/Floor Maint. Aide. Duties to include mopping, sweeping, stripping & refinishing floors. Also includes weekly trash pickup at apartments. Must have valid driver's license. PT Laundry Aide/Security – needed to work every Friday & Saturday – 3 p.m. - 3 a.m. PT Housekeeper – needed to work every other Friday & every Sat, Sun & Mon.

James Tool Machine & Engineering, Inc. is seeking qualified employees for both our Columbus & Morganton, North Carolina Plants. James Tools offers competitive pay and benefits. We are looking for a min. 5+ years experience in the following positions.

* Toolmaker * CNC Machinist * Prototrack Mill/ Lathe Machinist To be considered for an interview you must submit your resume to or You can also fax your resume to 828-584-8779. Interviews will only be given to those who are qualified. EOE

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Needs a skilled LPN to work with a total care patient. Full time position available. Please call 828-696-1900.

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REAL ESTATE $57,400 FSBO 2BDR, 1 BTH in Columbus. Zoned Residential/Commercial. 828-817-0534

Multi-Use Rental Property Flexible Space, AC & Gas. 3 Phase Power avail., 3,600 sq. ft., 2 small offices, & storage space. Parking. Lease negotiable, will consider partial lease. 336.510.9858 or 828.894.2665

COTTAGE Equestrian Cottage for Rent - Green Creek 1 BDR 1 BTH Quiet Setting Ring Trails & Pasture $595 a Month Call 864-921-8977

HOUSES FOR SALE ONE TIME SPECIAL OFFER! Our best selling 3 bd / 2 ba singlewide with designer decor Please call 828-684-4874 Sweet deal, fully furnished 2BR, 1BA Home for sale in Landrum. Deck, 2 car carport, basement workshop, handicap accessible ramps on corner lot. $79, 000.00 extra building lot & 300 sq ft storage building, once used as an apartment available. Will negotiate for this adjacent property. Call 828817-1444


Columbus - Romantic Log Cabin, 400 sq ft. 1 Home Health Care Aide room with sleep loft, wood needed, CNA training stove & gas heat, w/d, a/c. required. 4 mornings/ No pets, No smoking. week 6:45 AM – 8:45 AM. Avail Feb. 15. Call Near 9 & 14 Greencreek. 828-817-1262 Call 828 863-2233.

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Marbleized Easter egg class Bonnie McLain will host a marbleized Easter egg class March 20 or March 23 for those interested in creating uniquely designed eggs for hunts with family or friends. Samples are available at the Mill Spring farm store or you can see pictures at www. purpledragonflystudio.blogspot. com. Registration ends March 8. Classes will be held each day from 1-4 p.m. Class size is limited to 25 people per class. Students will leave the class with 18 of their own colored eggs. You can contact McLain by emailing her at or by calling 625-1180.

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For Rent: A secluded and Viewmont very comfortable house in Apartments a quiet neighborhood within walking distance of Now Under New downtown Tryon.Two bedOwnership rooms and one bath with hardwood floors through 1 bdrm apts. available. Government Subsiout. Fire place in large den. $750/m + utilities and dized. elderly handisecurity deposit. No capped, heat/air smoking. Ph:859-9979. included. Walk to Tryon - 3bd/2ba, gas f.p., W/D, pet OK. Fresh paint, new appliances. HW floors. Rent $850/mo. Deposit. 817-688-0352. Email: maxie8888@

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Near Landrum. 3bd/1ba Mobile Home. $425 rent + $425 security. Call 864-237-1696.


APARTMENTS For Rent - 1BR Duplex. $350/ mo. $350.00 Deposit. Sunny View. 828-625-9711

98 Pacolet St. Tryon 850 sq ft. office space across from Tryon post office. Hardwood floors just sanded and refinished. 828-817-0951 Put your ad here call 828.859.9151



Yard & Garden items for Myrtle Beach Spacious 3br/2bath condo sale: Aged cow manure, rotten saw dust, compost, in the heart of Myrtle clay free top soil, pine & Beach, 1 block off the hardwood bark mulch, ocean. Newly remodeled sand, gravel, fill dirt. All condo with 2 private baldelivered & pick up are conies with Ocean, skydump truck sizes or you wheel, and Boulevard pick up. Also do brush & Views- Still available 4th trash removal, etc. of July and Bike Week. 863-4453 Contact Misty @ Need to find the or 843-267-8085 Sell your home in the classifieds call 828.859.9151

OFFICE SPACE 330 sq ft office space in Columbus. Available Feb. 1st, $600 per month, includes utilites. 828-894-7058

FURNITURE Henkel - Harris Mahogany Dining Table, 10 Chippendale Chairs. $6,000. 864-490-2835.

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WANTED TO BUY - VEHICLES WE BUY Cheap running cars and junk cars. Up to $1000.00. Come to your location. FAST SERVICE.

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CARS 2005 Mazda RX 8, 6 speed. White water pearl with black leather. $10,500. Great opportunity to own a low mileage RX 8, engine replaced, under manufacture recall. 10,000 ago. Premium package, excellent condition, non smoking owner. Well maintained, regular service. 828-894-5304 or

LEXUS RX350 SUV 2007 Bamboo Pearl w/ leather interior. Xlnt condition. Equipped w/ moonroof, roof rack, 6 disc CD, new brakes & more. 95K miles. $16900. Call 828-817-5637

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Wanted to Buy Selling your home? Antiques, art, guns, silver Advertise here and sell and gold, coins, costume it faster. Call Classifieds jewerly, odd & unusual at 828.859.9151. items. 828-243-2396

WANTED Wanted: Approximately 5 acres for horse and house in the Tryon/Columbus area. Call 828-894-7049


*Washer/Dryer, *ApartSelling your home? ment size stove & *Floor Advertise here and sell level kitchen cabinet/ it faster. Call Classifieds creme color. Each item at 828.859.9151. $125 Call 828-817-1444 Nissan ZX, 300 Red 1995 2 seater 74,000 orig miles T-tops, asking $6,800 Call 828-894-8573

Round Bale Hay For Sale. $30 per roll. Call 817-4049

Like new canoe, Old Town, Osprey 155, green w/3 webb seats, oar locks, 2 paddles & 2 oarfs. $750 Call 828-808-2097

LEGALS Public Notice The Town of Tryon has openings on the following town board: Tryon Board of Planning and Adjustment, applicants shall be a resident of the extraterritorial jurisdiction of Tryon (ETJ). Application forms may be picked up at the Polk County Manager's office located at 40 Courthouse Street, Columbus, NC 28722. Tryon Daily Bulletin March 8, 2013 TOWN BOARD

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Blue Ridge BBQ: A festival of firsts As the Blue Ridge BBQ and Music Festival commemorates its 20th anniversary this year on June 14-15 at Harmon Field, volunteers reflect on the decades of firsts that made the event possible. Twenty years ago, June 1994, the very first Blue Ridge BBQ Festival was held at the Harmon Field in Tryon. 
Members of the chamber of commerce held the event to raise funds to help support chamber activities. Then chamber president Charlie Neff called on Tryon resident Jim Tabb, an internationally respected barbecue judge, to look into having a local barbecue event. Tabb took the challenge and has been active behind the scenes ever since. 
Twenty-four competition cook teams and as many judges participated in 1994, and by all measure, the event was a great success. People seemed to really enjoy eating great barbecue while listening to toe-tapping music. The first winner was a team from Bellevue, Wash., known as Beaver Castors. The second year of the festival saw its first serious rain. That together with some
high entertainment and other costs resulted in a substantial financial loss. But civic-minded business people stepped up to the plate. They individually guaranteed a bank loan that would ensure the festival would continue. That loan was repaid in full from festivalgenerated funds by 2000. The first carnival rides were added in 1995. The third year the festival returned to Harmon Field, which is still its home. The Foothills Craft Fair first became a part of the annual festivities that year. When the National Barbecue News created the Spirit of Barbecue Award in 1999, the very first winner was the Blue Ridge BBQ Festival. What is so special about the “Spirit” award is that winners are chosen by the cook teams that participate in competitions all across the country. The festival’s first fireworks were added in 2004. As the festival grew, parking problems were alleviated by adding the first tram transport from parking fields to the main gate in 2000. Then Chairman

Lee Ann Whippen and the Wood Chicks with her father Jim Tabb. (photo submitted)

Andy Millard is credited with this and a number of other ideas that have made the event so successful. In 2004 the first all-girl barbecue team, the Wood Chicks led by Lee Ann Whippen, won the Grand Championship. This was a proud moment for Lee Ann’s father, who just happens to be the festival’s founder, Jim Tabb. In 2008 (our 15th anniversary) when the Kansas City BBQ Society launched its “Great American BBQ Tour,” Tryon was its very first stop. The tour visited BBQ festivals across the country, giving cooking demonstrations and BBQ tips to the crowds that gathered around its colorful mobile RV/stage. They’ll return this year to help celebrate the 20th anniversary. Last year, the first teenage cook team participated. Two 14-year-olds, Madison Arrowood and Allison Hembree formed the team called Hawgs and Kisses. The ambitious duo entered every possible category and scored two second place awards — dessert and whole hog. That would have been considered a great outcome for some of the most experienced teams. Look for more exciting firsts to be announced.

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Here's a real fuel sipper. 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI. 1.9 liter turbo diesel with the dsg automatic overdrive transmission. These cars have a reputation for getting close to 50 mpg on the highway. Black on black and exceptionally clean. Fully equipped and loaded with all of the power options. Autocheck certified one owner and no accident history. Recent service and newer tires. Priced well below retail at $13495

Hawgs and Kisses

Cooking Tip: Jim Tabb’s Beef Brisket Start with a full brisket (approximately 11 pounds). Before you do anything else, study the meat while it is raw to determine how to cut it when you’re ready to serve it. You want to cut cross grain, and it’s hard to tell once the meat it done. A smart trick is to cut a notch in the meat before cooking that will remind you of the grain direction. Smear it with Kraft’s yellow mustard (so the dry rub will adhere) and then put the Pig Powder (BBQ Dry Rub) all over it. You can use the rub of your choice but, of course, I use only Trim Tabb’s Pig Powder BBQ Dry Rub. Refrigerate overnight. Before cooking, take the brisket out of the refrigerator and allow time for it to warm to room temperature before cooking. Don’t wrap it. Just put it in the smoker. Use a non-direct heat BBQ smoker, such as the Webber Smoky Mountain Smoker. It will need to cook from 12 - 14 hours at approximately 225 degrees. You’ll have to tend your fire, and the temperature will go up and down, that’s OK — just make it average 225. It will be done when the internal temperature reaches 185-190 degrees. Don’t panic if the meat thermometer seems to stick at, say, 160 degrees. Don’t feel you have to up the smoker heat. It just does that — then all of a sudden it’ll move up some more. About 2 to 3 hours before it’s done, at around nine hours of cooking time, remove the brisket from the cooker and spray it with apple juice (I use a little garden spray bottle). Then smear the whole thing with apricot preserve. Wrap it in aluminum foil and replace it in the smoker for the remaining 2 to 3 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 185-190 degrees. Slice (according to what your little notch tells you) and serve. Be sure and save the juice that collects in the aluminum foil and pour over the meat after it’s sliced. Add the sauce of your choice if you wish, but it shouldn’t need another thing.


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Pictured back row left to right: Francine Costner, Magdalene Bradey, Carolyn Arnold, Peggie Armstrong, Gladys Provan and Evelyn Brady. Front Row left to right: Janie Giles, Charlotte Kale-Hamrick, Kathleen Warmack, Jerry Attwood, Joyce Prince, Linda Warren, Kathleen Culbreth and Ellen Henderson. (photo by Doris Becknell)

Heritage Upstate Quilt Trail speak at Landrum Garden Club meeting It was Valentines Day, Thursday, Feb. 14, when the Landrum Garden Club met at the home of Kathleen Culbreth. Special guest speakers were Ellen Henderson and Kathleen Warmack from Heritage Upstate Quilt Trail. Today, over 2,500 quilt blocks in 47 states can be found throughout the United States on homes, historic buildings, public buildings, destination venues and other business areas. The city of Landrum is amoung the

cities with Quilt Blocks. Lan- over we had a surprise guest drum’s first quilt block, Cardi- Doris Becknell, the daughter of the late Flonal Heritage, rine Strange. was hung in August 2012 at Want to learn more? S t r a n g e w a s a well loved Landrum MidVisit: and respected dle School. It or member of the was a gift from Landrum Garthe Landrum den Club. Q u i l t e r s . To Doris warmed every memlearn more about this project at and Foothills bers heart when she gave each Quilt Trail at www.foothills- of us a flower bulb from her Mother’s Garden. The group discussed spring Before the meeting was

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planting projects, established future birthday visits for our friends at Rosedale. This project is planting seeds of love and caring. The first group birthday party at Rosedale took place Wednesday, Feb. 27 hosted by Francine Costner and Linda Warren. The March Meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Joyce Prince. - article submitted by Janie Giles

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Hosting a royal baby shower, of sorts, for charity When Prince William became engaged to the lovely Katherine Middleton and implored the world, essentially saying, “Look, please don’t send us any gifts. We already have so much. Please instead send donations to your favorite charity” this raving anglophile had the mini brainstorm of holding a top-tier, fancy-shmancy high-tea to celebrate the wedding at a local restaurant, benefiting our local chapter of Mobile Meals. I’m delighted to say that because of two good friends and a generous community that enthusiastically became involved and attended, it was an enormous success and we raised a nice fat check for our charity. Adding to the happy ending many readers of this column, upon learning of the idea, wrote to say that they also held benefit wedding teas for charity and had a wonderful turn out. Others wrote to say they loved the idea but didn’t have enough time

I boldly predict that the Duchto pull off such an event. Well, get your tea cozies ready, ess is probably saying to Pippa ladies (and gents are more than and her friends, “Look, please welcome as well, although only don’t anyone throw me a baby one of you brave souls attended shower – our baby is going to my last event. But your hat was want for nothing. Plus, the royal simply charming...), because crest is going to have to be monogrammed on evEnglish tradition erything. How dictates that one “I’m Just about, instead, ‘wets the baby’s head’ (going out Saying…” throwing a baby shower for all to the pub for a the needy babies celebratory drink by Pam Stone in your commuwith friends) afnity?” ter the birth of a So I propose just that. We hear child and, naturally, this provides another occasion to help benefit daily on the news that, while our struggling parents in our own economy is seemingly recovering, an awful lot of people out communities. Now, you good Baptists need there still need help and food not go near a pub. We Whiskeypa- pantries are running very low on lians might include a champagne everything. I intend, with the help toast, but we don’t intend to get of members of my church, come hammered; certainly not in the spring, to host another charity middle of the afternoon with wit- high-tea, giving us all an excuse nesses present. But let me flesh to buy a frothy, flowery, dress and hat and indulge in an afternoon of out my idea a little further:

finger sandwiches, scones, strawberries and cream and endless cups of tea poured into vintage china cups with vases overflowing with roses decorating every linen-draped table. And perhaps this time, instead of charging a $25 ticket to attend, the requested admittance could be diapers, baby food, and all the necessary items that any overwhelmed new mother needs – to be loaded and delivered to our local outreach center. And if like-minded gals looking for a reason to play dress-up for a day in every community throughout the region decided to follow suit, just imagine how much we could all help our struggling neighbors. Because, really, every baby should be welcomed like royalty, don’t you think? Particularly those in our own back yard. Pam Stone can be reached at

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Benefits of water rich foods

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Whenever we speak of “water in it, but your pet will get more rich” foods, we’re really talking water on it.” When you eat “water rich” more about fruits and vegetables. Other foods do contain vary- foods though, your cells undergo ing amounts of water, but not something called “endocytosis.” in amounts large enough to be This is just a fancy word for the cell membrane engulfing large considered “water rich.” Milk for example, consists of food particles and bringing them mostly water, but does not behave inside. When this happens the in our bodies the same way water cell takes more water in too. This from fruits and vegetables does. makes it easier for cells to get rid First, let’s explore what water of their waste products. One thing is very important. actually does in our body. Make sure you chew your Think of each cell in your body as a house. This means fruits and vegetables very well. that a patch of tissue would be Even more than you think you should. The realike a neighborson is fruit and hood. By the Diet & Exercise way, the human by David Crocker vegetable cells have something body contains 50 trillion cells. That’s 50 million, around them called a cell wall. million. Each one of these cells, These cell walls are made up or “houses” is healthy, sturdy and of something called cellulose. there’s lots of activity going on Cellulose is microscopically like in them, because much like our wood. We can digest it some, but homes, cells have many different not very well. By chewing more, activities going on inside them we break open these plant cells so we can get the nutrients, and more all the time. Cells have little organs called of the water that’s inside them. I recommend “organells,” a person’s diet each with a “Just drinking water is consist of 65 to specific pur70 percent fruits pose and func- like having a thirsty pet, and vegetables, tion. These cells and instead of offering and because of in our bodies the amount of undergo daily it a bowl of water, you sugars in fruits, “respiration” squirt it in the face with most should where they use a garden hose. Your pet come from vegglucose, amino acids, fatty ac- may get some water in it, etables. When it ids and other but your pet will get more comes to drinking water, there elements for water on it.” is a caution. energy. There -- David Crocker Drinking a very is also somelarge amount in thing that takes place in these cells or “homes,” no one sitting can be very dangerous. If you were to sit and drink matter what kind, size or shape … the trash has to be taken out. Even two gallons of water at one time, though our cells may be healthy, it could kill you by making your waste products do accumulate, brain swell. You could break and we need to get this “trash” out up your water intake throughout the day, just make sure to of there. We do that with water. Now while drinking water get adequate electrolytes like helps, it’s not enough. The way I potassium, calcium, and some explain it to clients is this: “Just sodium, because too much water drinking water is like having a consumption will flush these thirsty pet, and instead of offer- out. These electrolytes carry the ing it a bowl of water, you squirt electrical charges that enable it in the face with a garden hose. Your pet may get some water (Continued on page 21)

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Kiwanis aims to help eliminate neonatal tetanus At the Feb. 13 weekly meeting of Kiwanis Club of Tr yon, the special guest speakers were members Lee Cobourn and Cam Lawrence. Cobourn and Lawrence are heading up a special Kiwanis project to help eliminate maternal neonatal tetanus worldwide. The International Kiwanis Eliminate Project has already eliminated maternal neonatal tetanus in dozens of countries since 2000 but has remaining countries that need help. Vaccinations costing $1.80 will protect one mother and all her future babies from this terrible disease. (photo submitted by Sue Watson)



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muscles to contract, and without them muscles can miss fire, and cramp. I suggest adding an extra fruit or vegetable to each meal a day. It will definitely improve your health. Fitness or nutrition question? Email me at dwcrocker77@gmail. com or visit David Crocker of Landrum has been a nutritionist and master personal trainer for 26 years. He served as strength director of the Spartanburg Y.M.C.A., head strength coach for the USCSpartanburg baseball team, S.C. state champion girls gymnastic team, and the Converse college equestrian team. He served as a water safety consultant to the United States Marine Corps, lead trainer to L.H. Fields modeling agency, and taught four semesters at USC-Union. David was also a regular guest of the Pam Stone Radio show.

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Camp Firewater one of many stops on Tour of Homes The best cabins combine rustic furnishings and roughhewn architecture of wood and stone complete with porches, walkways and open-air rooms to encourage outdoor living. The owner of Camp Firewater restored this previously small cabin on Lake Lanier to resemble America’s Great Camps of old. The homeowner, a designer, relied on a multidisciplinary team of artists, craftspeople, architects and builders to create a high level of craftsmanship fundamental to the Great Camp tradition. The overall design is notable for its attention to detail, evident in the mountain laurel twig railings, paneling and wainscoting from an old barn in Tennessee and using the same wood on the fronts of the kitchen cabinets. At the same time, furnishings that took three years to accumulate keep the camp’s history alive. The greatroom with its stone fireplace will capture the visitors’ attention with many collectibles. A bunkhouse style bedroom has a Adirondack style vintage lake boat hanging from the wall and each bed is outfitted with a Hudson bay wool blanket. The outdoor sitting area with a firepit has a walkway leading to the spectacular boathouse with its beautiful view of the lake and hills. Camp Firewater will surprise and delight visitors with its

Camp Firewater is one of several homes participants in the Green Blades Garden Club’s Tour of Homes can enjoy. (photo submitted)

rustic style reflecting the value of natural materials and handcraftsmanship. The Tour of Homes, presented as a fundraiser by the Green Blades Garden Club, will be held on Saturday, April 13. Hours of the tour are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at PJ Fashion and Expressions Florist in Landrum, Down to Earth Garden Center in Tryon, The Garden Patch and Flower Cot-

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tage in Columbus, Kathleen’s Gallery in Saluda, The Wrinkled Egg in Flat Rock and the Silver Fox in Hendersonville. On the day of the Tour, tickets will be sold at each of the homes as well as the Park on Trade. Parking will be available at Stonehedge; vans for transportation to the Lake Lanier homes will be available at the Tryon Antique Mall Shopping Center near the Lake Lanier entrance

and parking for the Byrd house will be available at Urgent Medical Care. Go to for more information on the tour and the garden club’s projects. For more information and to purchase tickets, call June Current 828-859-2048 or email – article submitted by Deborah O’Donnell





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Save lives and be safe when you change your clocks Just one simple step can help smoke alarms and carbon monoxsave your life and the lives of ide detectors by pushing the test those around you by changing button, to plan and practice escape and testing the batteries in your routes and to make sure neighbors smoke alarms and carbon mon- and community members do the oxide detectors on Sunday, March same. “The Glassy Mountain Fire 10 when you change your clocks ahead (“spring ahead”), Bryan Department has some smoke alarms availG Riebe, Chief, able for those Glassy Mountain “The Glassy Mountain who don’t have Fire Department Fire Department has some them. To request urges. one, contact the Glassy Moun- smoke alarms available headquarters at tain Fire Department joins with for those who don’t have 864-895-4306,” Riebe adds. Energizer® and them. To request one, “Changing the International contact the headquarters smoke alarm Association of batteries at least Fire Chiefs for at 864-895-4306.” -- Bryan G. Riebe, Chief, once a year is one the Change Your Glassy Mountain Fire of the simplest, Clock Change Department most effective Your Battery® ways to reduce campaign marking its 25th anniversary to save these tragic deaths and injuries,” lives and prevent needless injuries. Chief Riebe said. “In fact, working The program urges all Americans smoke alarms nearly cut in half the to adopt the simple, lifesaving risk of dying in a home fire. Adhabit to change smoke alarm and ditionally, the International Assocarbon monoxide detector batteries ciation of Fire Chiefs recommends when daylight savings ends and we replacing your smoke alarms every change clocks ahead on Sunday, 10 years.” For more information about fire March 10. The International Association safety, call the Glassy Mountain of Fire Chiefs report that com- Fire Department at 864-895-4306. The Glassy Mountain Fire munities nationwide witness tragic home fire deaths each year, but Service Area was established in everyone can work together to 1988 for the purpose of organizhelp reduce the number of home ing a volunteer fire department fire fatalities. Approximately every to provide fire/safety protection three hours a home fire death oc- and a first response emergency curs somewhere in the nation and unit within the community. The 66 percent of those occur in homes Glassy Mountain Fire Service without working smoke alarms. Area covers 66 square miles with a The commonly cited cause of non- population of 2,500 residents in the working smoke alarms is worn or area known as The Dark Corner in northern Greenville County which missing batteries. “Peak alarm times for home fire stretches from the east at the Spardeaths is between 11 p.m. and 7 tanburg County line on Highway a.m. when most families are sleep- 14 to the west of Highway 25 and ing,” said Riebe. “Smoke alarm begins in the south near Highway maintenance is a simple, effective 414 to the North Carolina state way to reduce home fire deaths. line. The district operates five Children and senior citizens are fire stations--Glassy Mountain most at risk, and a working smoke (Headquarters), Beaver Dam, Oak alarm can give them the extra sec- Grove, Dividing Water and Cliffs onds they need to get out safely.” with approximately 50 volunteer Chief Riebe also recommends firefighters and first responders. - article submitted residents use the time change to test



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Making tough decisions Sometimes it is hard to make the long run than in the present. It usually means giving up somethe right decision. This is true on an individual thing now so that it will be there level as well as on a larger, group in the future. And it often means or corporate level. It seems like working really hard, with all our the measuring stick that we so time and resources, for someoften use is whether or not the thing that we will never see in process, or the outcome, will our lifetimes. Most of us reading be comfortable for the person this column are in the last third of making the decision. What I am our lives, at a time when we have trying to say is that producing a the time, experience, knowledge positive outcome may require and money to make important an uncomfortable process; con- contributions to this world, just versely, a comfortable process, as our forefathers did for us. What would it have been i.e. maintaining the status quo, may end up with negative, long like for us if there had been no parks, or sum- term results. We are now Conservation Corner mer camps or trails through a in the season of Betsy Burdett neighbor’s back lent. yard or open Lent used to be a time of “doing without.” But forests for us to play in? Would our childhoods have we don’t do that anymore, maybe because it is hard and often rather been as rich and full? Would we uncomfortable. Instead we are be the people that we are now told to think and pray about without those outdoor experithings that we have not done, or ences? I think not. I think that the best way for things that we have left unsaid, that we should have said or done. us to do our best is to keep it In a nutshell, we are asked to re- simple. Don’t tell lies, even when flect upon what we should really it means staying out of trouble. It be doing if we are answering the means don’t tell lies to ourselves call to be Christian. I would go either. We consume too much. so far as to say that being a Chris- We want to alter the environtian is not a necessary part of the ment for our own uses. We alter equation. Lent, and the coming landscape so that it will match of spring, is a time for all of us what we think it should look like, to think about what we should regardless of the long-term conbe doing, or saying, to make our sequences. We buy the cheapest community a better place for our food from China, knowing that having been here... much easier it traveled 3,000 miles on fossil fuel to save us a dime. said than done. But we really don’t want to Many of us work for churches or social agencies that try to know too many details. The devil address issues like hunger, un- is in the details, and we want to employment, health and abuse. be comfortable. Each day we make decisions, Some of us volunteer, some give money and some have chosen and it is our responsibility as this form of service as a life’s conservationists to make those work over a career that would decisions based upon what they mean for the future. I have been pay a whole lot more. This is a Conservation Corner, blessed to work with the board of so how we address environmental Saluda Community Land Trust challenges is what I am thinking (SCLT) for the past six years. The about during this lenten season. board has asked to make many Very often, making the right decisions, some of them easy, decision means losing money. It some hard. Some of the projects means putting greater value on (Continued on page 25) the outcome of our decisions in

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Polk Folk Farmer Day at Mill Spring Ag Center There will be something for everyone at the Mill Spring Ag Center on March 9. The activity-packed day kicks off at 9 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m. Dozens of vendors for the indoor farmers’ market will have tables displaying all of their local goodness for you to take home from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be a multitude of local fresh produce, baked goods, crafts and art available. If you are interested in chickens, then participate in the Heritage Poultry Swap and sale from 9 a.m. -2 p.m. Bring healthy birds (adults, pullets, chicks or hatching eggs) in your own carrier to trade with others or to sell. So far, there will be Ameraucanas, Orpingtons, Cochins and Jersey Giants available, but the list is growing every day. If you plan to purchase chickens or chicks to take home, please bring a carrier or box in which to transport them. If you would rather exchange seeds, then the community seed swap from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. is for you. Bring your favorite variety of seeds to share with others and take home something new to try without having to purchase a whole packet. The seed swap is also a great place to network with other local gardeners and farmers. If you want something more hands-on, then let Vaughn Loeffler teach you how to inoculate your own shiitake mushroom

logs in his workshop from 10 a.m.- noon. For a small registration fee, Vaughn will provide you with a log, all the necessary tools, and shiitake spawn and walk you through the inoculation process so that you can enjoy fresh mushrooms at home within a matter of months. To get your fill of rural heritage, peruse the displayed quilts and enjoy demonstrations such as wool spinning, blacksmithing and more. Several of the market vendors will also be demonstrating their craft skills. From 1-2 p.m., gather in the auditorium of the Ag Center to enjoy a talk by Bill Thompson, renowned storyteller, novelist, and writer for Our State magazine. Thompson is a native North Carolinian and has spent most of his life traveling across and writing about the South. His talk will focus on rural heritage and is sure to be humorous, witty and full of stories. Thompson has graciously offered to talk here for no charge simply because he supports the work of the ag center and enjoys speaking about southern, rural heritage. This is a free event you will not want to miss. If you would like to sign up to be a market vendor, display a quilt, demonstrate a craft/skill, bring poultry to sell or swap, or register for the shiitake workshop, please contact Laura at 828-8942281 or at You can also visit our

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children to grow up than it would be if SCLT had not taken on the difficult challenge? If the answer is yes, then the project is worth the effort. One of the things that we should do during lent is to count our blessings. I am grateful for the trees outside my window on this cold day, for the sun and the rain, and most of all, for the wise and committed people around us that chose to make hard decisions, day after day, at their own expense, for the benefit of all.

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taken on by SCLT were relatively easy, with obvious good longterm benefits for the community. Some of the projects have been, and continue to be, very difficult and time consuming. Making the decision to adopt those projects had to be weighed against the huge amount of time and effort that would be required of an all volunteer organization. The question is: Will the project make Saluda a better place for

Chicks will be available for sale or trade at the Polk Folk Farmer Day. (photo submitted)

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Spring, N.C. 28756. – article submitted by Laura Brookshire

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Winter’s hard knocks “Those who contemplate the all day for another In-The-Dark beauty of the earth find reserves accident. (Haven’t forgotten the of strength that will endure as run-in with evil bolt-cutters last long as life lasts. There is some- year or dead car escapade.) When it rains (or ices), it thing infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the pours: the old saying goes; and a assurance that dawn comes after sense of humor helps. The ailing car returned home after nearly night, and spring after winter.” ~ Rachel Carson, two weeks: my thin billfold Silent Spring became positively anorexic after Up in Saluda, we get the that! I’m now shopping for an brunt of winter’s hard knocks, electric chainsaw to help clean up while other areas down hill may the side yard’s mess of downed limbs. More be untouched. A fun: it could recent ice storm Saluda be useful for caused power sculpture-makoutages, broken News & which is branches, fallen Notations ing, what I’d much trees, plus sliprather do than ping and sliding by Bonnie Bardos try to tackle the all over town. disaster zone. In pre-dawn Community: blackness and shattering ice Saluda Community Land noises, I headed outside to retrieve the porch flag: within two Trust meets at 3 p.m. at Saluda feet from the door, I hit unex- Presbyterian Church on March 6 pected ice — rain had blown in, and 5 p.m. on March 20. Annual meeting is April 3 at the Episcothen froze. Let’s just say the results pal Church of the Transfiguraweren’t a pretty sight: I went tion, April 3, 6:30 p.m. Saluda Center events: Saluda down hard; like a bowling ball, my head connected to the big School Children’s artwork show glass-garden gazing ball that’s featured March 5-15, with recepbrought in from the yard to the tion March 14, 5:30-6:30 pm. porch every winter for safe-keep- Brown bag gardening with John ing. Good-bye ball: hello broken Vining from the Cooperative glass! Down for the count, and Extension on Wednesday, March despite the pain, I was SO glad 6, noon. Bring a lunch; beverage no one saw this acrobatic skating. provided. Polk County Red Cross Ice Capades, indeed! Sprawled blood drive, March 27, 1-7 p.m. Saluda Welcome Table is flat, my inner-comedian hollered: “HELP! I’ve fallen, and I can’t every Tuesday, dinner will be get up!” Somehow it was NOT as served from 5:30 -7 p.m. in the funny as it is on TV commercials. fellowship hall of Saluda United (Remind me to never poke fun at Methodist Church. All welcomed; donations appreciated. that line again.) Blue Ridge Contra dances at At least not much was broken: only the glass globe. There are The Party Place (right off I-26/ a few times in life extra pad- Ozone Drive) March 17. For info: ding does help save the day and Art Notes: Calling all artists: rear — if I’d been without that “insulation” of mine, would applications must be post-marked have probably broken/cracked by March 15 for the 10th annual something. So, nursing a slightly- Saluda Arts Festival on May 18; purple ankle, bruised hip and visit for details. hand, along with sore noggin, I Artists wanting to participate in hauled myself up from the gla- late-April Art Trek Tryon need cier (which was easier said than (Continued on page 27) done) ... then fussed at myself

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Green Creek Hounds Hunter Pace March 17 Horses and riders will find a theme of green on St. Patrick’s Day at the Green Creek Hounds Hunter Pace March 17. The trails chosen are special and not open to the public; jumps are inviting and the views are spectacular. This year, wear green so the leprechauns don’t pinch you. If you forget, tokens of Irish luck will be handed out. Come join the Green Creek Hound members for a day full of fun. Lunch will be served and as always there will be wonderful homemade desserts. A rain date, if needed, will be March 24. If you live in the area and you’d like to volunteer, contact Janet Cummings at jcummi11@ 703-927-8462. It’s a great way to get to know your neighbors. Also, visit www. for flyer and directions. (article and photo submitted by Deborah Bundy)

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to contact Upstairs Artspace at 828-859-2828 before March 11. Saluda artist Bill Ryan was remembered with love by friends, family, and partner Jim Boyle at a celebration of life on March 2. Bill’s paintings along with many special photos were on display: a loving tribute to a special artist and fine gentleman. There was such a deep sense of community

and the great love we have for each other in this little town called Saluda. “Sound Investment” will play at The Party Place & Event Center on March 23 for “50 Concerts in 50 States”; this is to help awareness about epilepsy with information available. Start shopping for your Easter bonnet. Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Bonnet Contest for kids March 30 at 2 p.m. in the grassy area across from McCreery Park

at Greenville/Irwin Streets. Congratulations to Business Person of the Year: Shelley Dekay from Heartwood Gallery. Random notes: it’s a good time to turn over compost heaps, get early gardens started, and combat dry winter skin and hair with a little olive oil. Crisco is nice for chapped lips: medicated balms make matters worse it seems like. Happy March Birthday to: Faye Chandler, Genell Jespersen,

Charlene Pace, Valerie Mintz, Sheldon Mintz, Curtis Pace, Anita Odgen Moore, Lloyd Thompson, Charles Weinhagen, Kevin Kerr, Dorrie McKinley, Catherine Ross and Jane Fox. As ever, thank you, dear readers in Bulletin land for reading this column. Keep in mind if you have something of note, feel free to e-mail me at bbardos@gmail. com; or call 749-1153. You may also visit my website at

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Don Lyons inducted into The Second Wind Hall Of Fame Don Lyons was a recent inductee into the Second Wind Hall of Fame. He was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Tryon. Lyons is a former president of Rotary and, at different times, has chaired both the club’s Shrimpfest fundraiser event and the Honor Air program to take local veterans to visit the WWII Memorial in Washington. An active horseman, he was a leader in organizing the Polk County Mounted Police unit. Lyons is a long time elder in the Tryon Presbyterian church and chair of the property committee. A native of Philadelphia, Don served eight years in the Marine Corps, then joined the city police ranks for 15 years, before finishing his career as the Director of Corporate Security for Sunoco Oil Co. Don and his wife, Peggy, retired to the Thermal Belt area in 2004 to a horse farm in Green Creek. He has two daughters and

Left to right: Larry Poe (President SWHF), Carol Browning, Dave Cornelius, Carolyn Jones, inductee Bob Lyons, Bob Lair, spouse Peggy Lyon. (photo submitted)

four grandsons in the Philadelphia area. The Second Wind Hall of Fame is a 35 year old Polk County organization whose mission is to recognize and celebrate the many outstanding volunteers

in the Thermal Belt area. These volunteers contribute their time, their talents and their money to serving those non-profit organizations which do so much to enrich our lives in this community. Currently there are more than 180

inductees in the Second Wind Hall of Fame, who will assemble for the annual banquet meeting on Sept. 27 to welcome the new members. - article submitted by Larry Poe

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Reds conquer Polk Rec basketball season To p : T h e R e d ’s f i f t h a n d sixth grade basketball team won the recent Polk County tournament at Polk County Middle School. Team members and coaches, left to right, Coach Mike Pearson, Olivia Huntley, Brooke Murray, Shanna Davis, Bailey Butler, Marshala Greene, Lindsey Hardin and Coach Keith Burress. The team also won the regular season of the Polk County Recreational League. Shown here are front row, left to right: Jessica Revan, Rachel Smith, Brooke Murray and Shanna Davis; back row, left to right: Coach Mike Pearson, Marshala Greene, Kaitlyn Painter, Lindsey Hardin, Olivia Huntley, Bailey Butler. Not shown were Kinslee Wright and Coach Keith Burress. (photos submitted by Coach Mike Pearson)

LMS Cardinals baseball open regular season with win The Landrum Middle School C a r d i n a l s B a s e b a l l Te a m opened up their regular season Monday, March 4 at home with a 12-0 shutout of the visiting Jonesville Wildcats. Trey Jackson picked up the victory on the mound, throwing a one hitter, striking out five

batters. Noah Israel came in to pitch the last inning to close out the game, pitching really well in relief. The Cardinals took advantage of struggling Wildcat pitching in the first inning Cranking up the Big Red Machine for seven runs. Jacob

Murphy caught a great game behind the plate as he also crossed that same plate three times scoring three runs on one hit and two walks. Cole Steele and Corey Ashmore scored two runs each with one hit each. Trey Jackson, A.J. Raber, Dalton Kuykendall,

Adam Burns and Ryan Johnson each scored one run each. Israel, Jackson and Kuykendall had two hits each for the team. “We also played a good game defensively,” said Coach Jimmy Hambone Camp. – article submitted by Coach Camp

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Thermal Belt Ministerial Association afterschool initiative Enriching the lives of children in schools The Thermal Belt Ministerial Association recently announced their “Afterschool Initiative” to assist Polk County Schools in its grant based program during after school hours 3 - 6 p.m. The program intends to provide academic help in addition to enriching the lives of children in our schools. Serving about 600 students throughtout Polk County, the program includes a snack, one hour of homework assistance, tutoring and/or activities to help boost academic performance. Following academic time, students will enjoy one and a half hours of activities including sports, hobbies, art,

drama and cooking to name only a few items. The program not only helps with academic skills, but offers children and youth a safe alternative to being home alone. This program desperately needs caring individuals willing to share life experiences and skills with students. The afterschool program needs people who can help tutor basic and intermediate math as well as spend time reading with students. Many volunteers are needed. Because of the ecomomic slump, grant-based programs have been effected. In an effort to curb the cost of programs like this, the Thermal Belt Ministerial Association is encouraging congregations to volunteer. They have reviewed these programs and feel called to serve our schools in this

manner. To help support this program the pastors from the following list of churches will asked their church members to give of their time and talent. Holy Cross Episcopal Church, the Congregational Church, Tryon Presbyterian Church, the Seventh Day Adventist Church, First Baptist Church, Pacolet St., Tryon United Methodist Church, Grace Community Church, Columbus and Saluda United Methodist Churches and Landrum United Methodist Church. If you wish to share arts and crafts ideas/skills, cooking, building projects, hobbies, the Afterschool Initiative is in need of your help. All volunteers will need to complete a background check to keep our children and youth safe, as well as a volunteer orientation program. If you wish to tutor,

If you wish to share arts and crafts ideas/ skills, cooking, building projects, hobbies, the Afterschool Initiative is in need of your help. the hours needed are from 3-4 p.m. Monday - Thursday, or share a skill, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday. If you can give only one hour once a week, no problem, you are needed. If you have three hours a day, you are needed. For more information concerning this program, contact Emily Bartlett or email or contact your pastor. - article submitted by Mary Potter

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Seminar March 18, 19 teaches businesses Internet savvy Are you a business owner will feature actionable inforor manager? Do you want to mation you can use on: • How the Internet works in grow your business? Need easy to underto understand the Internet and Publisher’s stand terms is onhow it can help Notebook line• Who locally and you grow your if they are your business? If by Betty Ramsey customers you answered • H o w yes to any of the previous questions then search engines like Google you’ll want to pay special at- and Yahoo work tention to this article. On March 18 and 19 the Tryon Daily Bulletin will host international speaker, Mike Blinder. A media industry leader, and author of “Survival Selling,” Blinder will present a dynamic, information-filled program that will show you there is tremendous opportunity to grow your business on the World Wide Web. Tens of thousands have attended these sessions by Blinder in cities all over the world, and 95 percent have rated the sessions “Highly informative. Beneficial to my business. I will recommend others to attend.” Blinder will share the latest trends in online audience and media spending and how this impacts your business. He’ll bring the high tech concepts of the web down to earth where you can understand them and

• Facebook (social networking) and using it to find new customers • How to be found when people search online for your product or service • How to improve your own website’s performance with three easy-to-implement ideas. The workshops will be on Monday, March 18 at noon and 4 p.m. and Tuesday, March

19 at 9 a.m. at the log cabin at Harmon Field, Tryon. The workshops are free if you sign up in advance and $20 at the door. Seating for each session is limited and are filling up fast so reserve your space right away. You can register on line at, or call our office at 828.859.9151. Deadline to preregister is Friday, March 15.

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Bridge lessons to be held April 2 Lessons on defense will begin on Tuesday, April 2 at 1:30 p.m. Sally Jo Carter will teach the classes at the Tryon Youth Center. You may take the series of eight lessons or as many as you choose. Students pay by the lesson. The lessons will mainly be taught by playing and discussing hands with different problems. For more information or to enroll, call Carter at 828-859-6780. – article submitted by Sally Jo Carter



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Sound Investment playing at The Party Place March 23 50 Concerts in 50 states for Epilepsy awareness Sound Investment will play at the Party Place and Event Center in Saluda, Saturday, March 23. Partnering with the largest non-profits in the world of epilepsy, Candlelight Concerts for Epilepsy Awareness is proud to announce the first nation-wide epilepsy awareness endeavor – 50 Concerts in 50 States. It’s a network of coordinated live events over one weekend in March 2013. Candlelight Concerts, along with Epilepsy Foundation (, CURE: Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (, Team Epilepsy ( w w w. Te a m E p i l e p s y. c o m ) and Doose Syndrome Epilep-

sy Alliance (, are standing united to raise epilepsy awareness on this single weekend of March 22-24. At each event, volunteers will be present to distribute information regarding epilepsy and answer questions. Events will vary in size from intimate house concerts with 20-40 attendees to 18,000-plus seat arena shows with nationally known touring artists. Artists from all genres – classic rock, folk, jazz, singer/songwriters, orchestras, electronic, comedians, plays and more – will all perform with the same objective, to distribute information and raise epilepsy awareness. All volunteers get involved with the singular purpose to change the way the world sees and understands epilepsy. This national network of

events grows out of Candlelight Concerts for Epilepsy Awareness – a webcast house concert series based in Pennington, N.J. Started and run by Eric Miller, whose wife Carolina, passed away in August 2011 at the age of 25 as a result of epilepsy. Since that time, Miller has worked tirelessly to raise epilepsy awareness in her honor and in honor of all those living with or lost to epilepsy. For more information, visit w w w. C a n d l e l i g h t C o n c e r t . org/50.asp or www.Facebook. com/CandlelightConcert.

Quick facts about Epilepsy

• 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy in their lifetime. • 1 in 10 people will experience a seizure • About 50,000 people a year die in the US from epilepsy related causes – prolonged seizures, accidents, SUDEP • 3 million in the US, including 300,000 under the age of 14, live with epilepsy. • More people live with epilepsy than autism, Parkinson’s disease, Cerebral Palsy and Muscular Dystrophy combined. There is no cure for epilepsy. – article submitted by Jackie Ewendt

Pea Ridge gathering March 14 The next Pea Ridge community gathering will be Thursday, March 14, at the community center. Speaker for the event will be Pea Ridge’s native son Roger Newman. He will tell about growing up in Pea Ridge and then traveling to many places in the world. Newman served in the US Navy and then worked for Air Products and Chemical Company in Allentown, Penn. for 29 years, retiring as a company executive. He and his wife, Joanie, live in Tryon and he is active in several local organizations.

Area residents and interested persons are cordially invited to attend and bring finger foods and beverage. Paperware and ice will be provided. The center is located at 207 Big Level Road, 3-1/2 miles east of Mill Spring, just off Highway 108. Reminder: You may bring your recyclables to the center as the Polk County recycling truck will be there prior to the meeting from 6:15-7 p.m. If you have questions, please call Daryl Hardin at 894-8376. - article submitted by Ann Carswell

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Definitely a group effort I’ve often spoken of my angels and my support team, their value is most evident when I feel overwhelmed. These are the times when I feel this may be a little too much on my plate and one of my kids may not come to a successful conclusion because of it. Droopy the Boxer-Dane I wrote about was returned to his owner shortly after I told his story. Black Jack (his true name) is out of my hands and I can only pray he’ll get the care that is needed. Buster the Chihuahua-Jack Russell mix was brought to the Upstate Specialists and had a very expensive MRI done on his rear legs. The images were sent to North Carolina State University and thus far the experts are baffled as to what or anything can be done. I believe he’s fine just as he is and in some ways it makes him special, all who meet him seem to agree. Meanwhile he is being boarded, loved and

cared for at Landrum vet at little cost to Lennie’s Fund. I’ve sent Danielle Scruggs, my no. 1 Chihuahua rescuer over to meet Buster and I can rest easy he’s in the best of hands. I went to visit my magnificent Soldier up at Dogwood Farms, concerned about his boarding fees and just for a chance to be with him. Dr. Robert Jones from Head Memorial has been helping with Soldier’s boarding but I was concerned not to take advantage of my good friends’ at Dogwood Farms efforts to help me. “Lennie,” Josh said to me, “he is the most perfect dog and he can stay here as long as it takes to get him the right home. We all love him and after what he’s been through he deserves nothing less.” I tearfully hugged both Josh and Astrid and sent up a silent prayer expressing gratitude that they are on my support team. (Continued on page 35)

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I took two other cases last week, Opal and Pixie. Opal is a 7-year-old Basset Hound who was off her food and having terrible pain with an old injury when she was struck by a car. I had her brought to Landrum vet on Friday and visited her on Saturday. The family promised they would pay what they could if I could handle the rest. When sweet Kim took me back to visit, Opal was lying in dark wet poop and her back end was frightening thin. I held her as Kim cleaned her cage and took her for a walk. She made diarrhea again and Kim took a sample into Dr. Maiolo. On Monday I learned Opal had every kind of worm imaginable and was being treated. In one way I was relieved for I feared a much more dangerous problem. I took photos of her as she was being bathed and she looked up at me with those sad hound dog eyes. Anyone who can look in the eyes of a hound dog that needs help and not do something about it is missing a very vital body part; the straw man in the Wizard of Oz might give you a clue. Pixie is a little tea cup Chihuahua who barely weighs 3 pounds. It sounds kind of redundant doesn’t it? Anyway Pixie is 1 year old and is the only one of Cindy’s Chihuahuas who

hasn’t been spayed. Sure enough Pixie came into heat and a fight ensued over food, girls will be girls. Pixie’s eye was torn from its socket and she was rushed to Bonnie Braes when I received the call. Cindy could not afford the operation to save Pixie’s eye but I learned she was a responsible owner who made payments each week on her vet bills. I rushed over to Bonnie Brae’s and asked Wendy and the staff “What is the estimate for Pixie’s operation?” “$600,” Wendy said. I wrote a check for the full amount, “see that Pixie gets what she needs.” The next day when I went to visit I learned that Pixie’s operation was successful (thank you Ian) and there’s a good chance her eye will be saved. I got to meet Cindy and Pixie was brought out so I could meet her. Even with her damaged eye little Pixie was adorable. As everyone was thanking me, I cupped Pixie’s little face in my hand, leaned in and said, “Now behave yourself, little girl.” Pixie licked my nose and I said aloud, “Now that’s all the thanks I need.” I brushed a tear from Cindy’s eye and everyone else was welling up, which wasn’t my intention, all I wanted was to help another of one of my kids. To all of you who support my precious babies in so many ways, God bless you and thanks for listening.

The Polk County Bookmobile, a free service to the county, brings the best of the library’s books from fiction, nonfiction, large print books, children’s books and more. Materials can even be requested from the main library. If you don’t have a library card, you can also get one at the bookmobile. For more information, contact the bookmobile at 828-894-8721 ext. 225 or email Friday, March 8 9:15-9:45 a.m. Columbus Children’s Center 10-10:30 a.m. Tots & Toddlers Day Care 10:45-11:15 a.m. Little Lamb Preschool 11:35 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Meeting Place No. 1 Wednesday, March 13 9:30-10:30 a.m. Polk County High School 10:45 a.m. – noon Tryon Estates 2:30-4:30 p.m. Ashley Meadows

Thursday, March 14 9:30-11:15 a.m. Polk Vocational Services 11:30-noon Ridge Rest 2-4 p.m. Highwood Apartments Wednesday, March 20 9:15 – 10 a.m. Virtual College 10:15-11 a.m. Windwood Drive Thursday, March 21 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Oak Hill Apartments 2:15 – 3:30 p.m. White Oak Manor 3:30-5 p.m. White Oak Apartments Wednesday, March 27 9:15 a.m.-10 p.m. Mill Spring Ag Center 10:15 -10:45 a.m. Polk County High School 11:15-11:45 a.m. Good Earth Lane 1-2 p.m. Green Creek Family Life Center/Meeting Place No. 2 2:15-4 p.m. John Smith Road – article submitted by Rita Owens

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Celebrating 108 years of Rotary Paul Harris started Rotary on Feb. 23 more than 108 years ago. Now more than 1.2 million Rotarians around the world provide “service above self.” Recently the Rotary Club of Tryon joined together to celebrate Rotar y; the members were hosted by Rotarian Denise Byers at Laurelhurst in Columbus. To honor the visiting Rotarians, residents of Laurelhurst crafted origami “Peace Cranes” as a gift for each one who attended the event. (photo and article submitted by Judy Lair)

President Carol Jackson with Assistant District Govenor Bob Lair, left, and Past President Don Lyons.

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Top left: Bob Weiner and Rosemary Pleune. Bottom left: President Carol Jackson and Julie Threlfall at February RCOT Social. Top right: Origami cranes made with love by Laurel-hurst residents. Bottom right: Rotary Social with Meshelle Colvin and Chris Bartol. (photos submitted)



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FMC annual organ concert March 14

Foothills Music Club, Inc.’s annual organ concert will be Thursday, March 14 at 3 p.m. at Tryon Presbyterian Church, 430 Harmon Field Road in Tryon. Left: Diane Pickens, above, director of music/organist for Tryon Congregational Church, will be among the performers on March 14. She will perform a piece by Dan Locklair, a professor and composer-in-residence at Wake Forest University. Right: Cecilia S. England, above, organist for St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, will be among the performers on March 14. (photos submitted by Ellen Harvey Zipf)

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Simplified smartphones for Boomers and seniors Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any smartphones specifically designed for seniors that you know of? I’m interested in getting one, but at age 69, I want to find one that’s easy to see and use. ~ Semi-Smart Senior Dear Semi-Smart, There are actually several manufacturers who are now making simplified smartphones with features designed primarily for older users who have limited experience with modern gadgetry. Here’s a rundown of what’s currently and soon-to-be available. Pantech Flex: One of the best and most affordable age-friendly smartphones on the market today is the Pantech Flex (see, sold through AT&T for only $1 with a two-year contract. This Android-powered touch screen phone has a bright 4.3inch screen, with a fast 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 8-megapixel camera. But what makes this phone ideal for seniors is its Easy Experience mode which provides a simple, clean home screen with large fonts, clearly marked icons and quick access to the phone’s most essential features – your phone, camera, messages, menu, Web, contacts, along with shortcuts to your favorite apps. It also offers convenient features like voice dialing and voice commands, and SwiftKey technology that predict the next word you want to type to make texting faster and easier. Individual monthly service plans for AT&T start at $30 for

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