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Tryon Daily Bulletin

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Vol. 86 / No. 32

Tryon, N.C. 28782

Friday, March 15, 2013

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Landrum 2-year-old killed by furniture in home by Samantha Hurst

A Landrum 2-year-old is dead and a 4-year-old is now in

St. Luke’s Hospital wants to know your “Picture of Health” and is sponsoring an art contest. The winning picture will receive an Easter basket filled with goodies. All kids are invited to stop by the St. Luke’s Hospital tent at Super Saturday, March 16, to pick up an official entry form and view the basket they could win.

Department of Social Services custody after a dresser fell on the two children Tuesday, March 12,

killing the youngest. At about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday (Continued on page 4)

Happy Birthday Super Saturday

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


PAC Hike at Pisgah National Forest, PAC Hike at Pisgah National Forest, meet Bi-Lo in Columbus at 8:30 a.m. for a 5-mile, moderate loop on Cove Creek and Caney Bottom trails. Info: 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.; (Continued on page 2)

Performers from the 2012 Super Saturday event strut down the street in last year’s parade. The 35th Super Saturday Children’s Theater Festival begins with shows taking the stage at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 16. The event will include performances on multiple stages throughout the day, as well as street performers, food vendors, birthday cake and more. To find out more information, visit www. (photo by Leah Justice)

Commissioners to discuss changing office terms to four years Polk County Republican Party Rep. party approves by Leah Justice The Polk County Board of asking the state to change the resolution for a Commissioners plans to discuss terms of office of commissioners a resolution approved by the (C 4) local bill ontinued on page

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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. PCHS varsity softball at Mountain Heritage, Fri, March 15, 4 p.m. American Legion Post 250, weekly bingo games, Fridays, 7 p.m., 43 Depot St., Tryon. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Smoke-free PCHS baseball at Mountain Heritage March 15, 6 p.m. Foothills Astronomy Club, meets the third Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at FENCE in the great room. Enter through the back of the building and ask for Jessie Willard. Free. Narcotics Anon., Saluda Senior Center, Friday, 8 p.m. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba class, Saturdays, 9 a.m.


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.

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Classes are held at the Holy Cross Episcopal Church on Melrose Ave. in Tryon. Call 828-899-0673 for more information. Super Saturday Children’s Theater Festival, celebrates its 35th year. An array of theater performances take stage at several venues along Melrose Avenue – the Tryon fine Arts Center, Holy Cross Episcopal Church, the Congregational Church and the outdoor amphitheater behind TFAC – on Saturday, March 16. The performances begin at 9:30 a.m. and the last show starts at 2:30 p.m. There will also be street performers, a parade and even birthday cake. For more information, visit House of Flags Museum, open Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 33 Gibson Street, Columbus. Thermal Belt Friendship Council will hold its monthly luncheon this Saturday, March 16 at 11:45 a.m. at Southside Smokehouse & Grille in Landrum. All are invited. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free.


Hold Still! I Can’t See Myself, Dorothy Kirk’s show, Hold Still! I Can’t See Myself, March 17 at 3 p.m., at the Tryon Presbyterian Church.


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. 828749-9245. For more activities, email or visit The Meeting Place Senior Center, sing-along, 10 a.m.; senior fitness, 11 a.m.; bingo or bead class 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. Christian Fellowship Luncheon, TJ’s Cafe, Tryon, Mondays except holidays, noon - 1 p.m.; food, fellowship and discussion of relevant issues; interdenominational. The present study is The Christian Atheist: Believing in

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Local Weather Forecast:



Moon Phase

Today: Mostly sunny, with no chance of rain. High 68, low 50. Saturday: Par tly Sunny Partly cloudy cloudy, with 10 percent chance of rain. High 75, low 50. Sunday: Partly cloudy, with 20 percent chance of rain. High 70, low 51. Monday: Isolated t-storms, with 30 percent chance of rain. High 64, low 49. Wednesday’s weather was: High 57, low 29, no rain.

Obituaries Vernon Moss, p. 10 Billy T. Arledge, p. 10 Rebecca Wall Burns Case, p. 12 James Joseph Kearney, p. 12

God but Living as if He Doesn’t Exist by Craig Groeschel. 8595051. Chess Club, Mondays, 12:30 p.m., recreation room, LaurelHurst Apartments, Columbus. Open to anyone in community. 894-3336. PCHS golf at Reems Creek, Mon, March 18, 1 – 2 p.m. The Western Carolinas Classic Radio (WCCR) club will meet Monday, March 18 at 2 p.m. on the ICC Polk Campus. George Burns and Lionel will be featured. All are welcome to the free program. PCHS golf at Mt. Heritage, Mon, March 18, 4 – 5 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays, 5:30 p.m., Tryon United Methodist Church, New Market Road in Tryon. PCHS baseball at East Rutherford, Mon, March 18, 6 – 7 p.m. Male Domestic Abuse Intervention Program Mondays, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Landrum Library, free yoga classes. 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Limited to first 30 people. Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays, 8 p.m., Columbus Presbyterian Church.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit Tuesdays, Ozone Drive

and Hwy. 176, Saluda. Saluda Small Town Main Street meeting March 19, 9 a.m. at Saluda Library. The public is invited to attend. The Meeting Place Senior Center, beginner/intermediate pilates, 8:30 a.m.; ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; devotions and art class, 10 a.m.; Let’s move...Let’s move dance, 10:30 a.m.; bingo, 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. House of Flags Museum, open Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 33 Gibson Street, Columbus. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. LIFECare of Polk County/ Adult Day Health Care provides services Monday - Friday. Pet therapy every Tuesday is an opportunity for participants to interact with a trained pet therapy dog in a safe and meaningful environment. Call 828-894-2007 for more info. Cracker Barrel 1 p.m. Tuesdays, conference room, Congregational Church. Please submit Curb Reporter items in writing at least two days prior to publication. Items must include a name and telephone number of a contact person. Items will be printed in order by date of event, as space allows.

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Glassy Mountain fire department sponsoring 911 reflective address signs When time can be your enemy, locating a caller’s address as soon as possible in an emergency is the first step in saving lives and property. “There’s a big difference between knowing an address and being able to find an address, especially at night,” said Bryan Riebe, chief of the Glassy Mountain Fire Department. “To better help our fire and rescue services find your home in case of an emergency, Glassy Mountain Fire Department is offering the community 911 reflective emergency address signs for a nominal price.” The signs are highly visible day or night, have reflective materials on both sides, are fade resistant, will last for years and have pre-drilled holes. If you need help installing your sign, GMFD will install your sign at no additional

cost. If you do not have a mailbox next to your driveway, or if the post is not made of wood, GMFD will mount the sign to a post and install it for a small additional fee. “It’s important the community realizes that if we can’t find you, then we can’t help you in a timely fashion. So we’re encouraging everyone to purchase these address signs to help save lives and property,” Riebe concluded. “We urge all community members to call 864-895-4306 if they have any questions or would like to see a sample.” To order a reflective address sign, call or visit GMFD headquarters at 2015 Highway 11, Landrum, S.C. or visit www., download the order form, fill out and either mail to or drop it off at headquarters. – article submitted by Sharyn Arnold

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the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office got a call about an unresponsive 2-year-old male child at 27 Laurinda Lane in Landrum. Lt. Michael Hildrebrand with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said the mother put the two children in a bedroom about 9:30 p.m. When she went to check on them later she found a

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from two and four-year terms to all four-year terms. The Polk County Republican Party approved the resolution during a convention held March 9. Commissioners will discuss the resolution during its March 18 meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. in the Womack building in Columbus. The resolution says 91 counties (out of 100) in North Carolina have four-year staggered terms for their county board of commissioners. “The Polk County Republican Party feels that the citizens of Polk County would be better served if the Polk County Board of Commissioners have fouryear staggered terms,” states the resolution. “WHEREAS, it is also felt that each candidate for the office of Polk County Commissioner has to compete in the

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chest of drawers laying on both children, Hildebrand said. He said the 2-year-old was transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead and the 4-year-old was taken to Greenville Memorial for her injuries. Hildebrand said the 4-yearold was placed into DSS custody because of the living conditions in the home.

same manner as another, both in time and monies, therefore if a candidate wins a seat on the Polk County Board of Commissioners it would be only fair and just that he/she get to serve the citizens for a term of four years.” Polk County has five commissioners with three commissioners running for election every two years. Currently, the top two high vote getters in an election win four-year terms and the least vote getter gets a two-year term. If the terms of office are changed to all four-year terms, the county would have three commissioners run for election, then two years later, two commissioners would run with all commissioners receiving fouryear terms. The next county election will be held in 2014, when current commissioners Ray Gasperson (D), Keith Holbert (R) and Ted Owens (R) will be up for re(Continued on page 6)


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election. Polk County Commissioner Vice-Chair Owens, who placed the item on the agenda for discussion, said 91 counties already have four-year staggered terms for commissioners. Owens said commissioners placed it on Monday’s agenda to get public input regarding the republican party’s resolution and there will be no commissioner vote on the subject. The republican party, any other party, group or individual can send a request for a change to a state legislator who can sponsor a bill. The last day to enter a bill for the current N.C. General Assembly session is Wednesday, March 20. The Republican Party has not yet sent the resolution to legislators to sponsor. Owens said it’s so expensive to run for commissioner and to him, it’s just and fair to whoever is elected that they all have fouryear terms. “I’ve thought about it for years both ways,” Owens said. “I just think (four-year terms) better serves the citizens of the county.” Nearby Henderson and Rutherford Counties are two of the 91 counties in the state that have four-year commissioner office terms. Besides getting a senator or representative to sponsor a local bill for the state to make a change, the county could also

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hold a referendum. According to N.C. General Statute 153A-60, the board of commissioners shall initiate any altercation in the structure of the board by adopting a resolution. The resolution shall briefly, but completely describe the proposed altercations, prescribe the manner of transition from the existing structure to the altered structure, define the electoral districts, if any, and call a special referendum on the question of the altercations. The referendum may be held at the same time as any other state, county or municipal primary, (regular) election, special election or referendum, or on any date set by the board of county commissioners, states the statute. If the county chose to make the change by referendum the board would have to implement the change if a majority of voters approved the referendum and could not implement the change if the referendum failed. “If a majority of the votes cast on the proposition are in the affirmative, the plan contained in the resolution shall be put into effect as provided in this part,” states N.C. General Statute 153A-61. “If a majority of the votes cast are in the negative, the resolution and the plan contained therein are void.” The next scheduled election in Polk County is for the mayor and council seats in Columbus, Saluda and Tryon and will be held in November 2013.

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Fundraiser will paint Tryon purple for Jenna Phipps March 17 Benefit includes silent auction, food & fashion show by Leah Justice

Don’t be surprised if St. Patrick’s Day looks a little more purple than green this year in downtown Tryon. A benefit for 25-year-old Jenna Phipps to help with medical bills in her fight with cancer will be held at Southside Grill in Tryon on Sunday, March 17 beginning at 11:30 a.m. Phipps’ favorite color is purple and many individuals and busi-

nesses have hung purple ribbons in her honor from their Facebook pages to their door fronts and windows lately. Numerous individuals and businesses in the area have joined in the benefit, which will feature a lunch, a silent auction, a fashion show by Head To Toe, glitter tattoos by Carey Metcalf, owl origami by Amber McIntyre and Melissa McIntyre, Jamie Kilgore selling 31 products, music by Randy Flack, Jenna T-shirts and arm bands and many businesses offering gift certificates and products for a silent auction.

Organizer Kim Cochran said the benefit already has 200 people signed up to eat and she is amazed at the generosity of people to help Phipps. The special menu is being prepared by Rick and Mimi McKee, with 20 percent of sales going to Phipps. The lunch will also include volunteer servers, from the Tryon Fire Department, Polk County Sheriff’s Office, N.C. Highway Patrol and individuals who will give 20 percent of their tips to Phipps. All proceeds from the fashion show will go to Phipps as well as

numerous others. The silent auction includes items ranging from $15 in value to $100 in value donated to the cause. Anyone wishing to attend to eat is asked to call Southside Grill by Saturday to let them know how many people will be in your party. Call 828-859-0345 for lunch seating. For the lunch menu or more information about the event, visit the Jenna Fund on Facebook. To follow Jenna’s story see her blog at www.jennaphipps.blogspot. com/

Group formed to discuss creating Tryon visitor center/museum by Leah Justice

A group of 16 volunteers met Tuesday, March 12 and began discussions on how to display Tryon’s history by creating a visitor’s center and museum. Happy McLeod organized the group and said she was recently horrified when talking to some people at dinner one night and realizing they didn’t know of Carter Brown. “How could you live in Tryon and not know who Carter Brown was,” McLeod asked. McLeod said she wants to tell Tryon’s story and wants to do it with professional exhibits and displays. Tryon is already associated with programs such as the N.C. Small Town Main Street Program and the Western Archives and History in Asheville who help towns with such ventures. “We have organizations to help us so we can create something worthy of Tryon,” McLeod said. “We’re not here to clean out grandma’s attic.” The plan is to create the visitor’s center and museum to be located at town hall and be a joint project between the town, the Tryon Downtown Development Association

(TDDA) and the Tryon Tourism Development Authority (TTDA). The group consisted of several residents with unique reasons for wanting to preserve the town, ranging from new residents to residents who chose Tryon later in life to natives who had spent their lives in Tryon. Tryon Mayor Alan Peoples said he’s wanted a museum in Tryon since shortly after he moved here in 1979. He said he’s been collecting and most of his house is full of Tryon history. Karen Killough’s grandparents and father had a vineyard and wine making business in Tryon for many years. Linda Friese is a fourth generation Tryon resident and brought drawings of the original plots of Lake Lanier. Bill Crowell kept the Tryon Movie Theatre running 20 years ago and Nowell Guffey deals in antique artwork and said he’s also interested in the Tryon Toy Makers. Kim Nelson said she’s interested in helping to preserve Tryon’s art history. Initial committees suggested included equestrian, the

arts, historians, architecture, Toy Makers, vineyards and photography but other categories were mentioned to ensure

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Vernon Moss Vernon Walker Moss, 86, of Moss Drive, Mill Spring, NC died Thursday, March 14, 2013 in the Charles George VA Medical Center, Asheville, NC. Born in Polk County, he was the son of the late Manuel Cletus and Bessie Geneva Walker Moss. He was a veteran of WWII having served in the U. S. Marines in The Battle of Iwo Jima where he was wounded, and received the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. An electrician, he retired from Daniels Construction Company after 40 years of service. Vernon was a long time member of the Polk County Republican Party and the Horse Creek Masonic Lodge #719. He was a member of Silver Creek Baptist Church.


Billy T. Arledge Billy Thomas Arledge Sr., 58, of 231 Butter St. died March 13, 2013. He was son of the late George and Irene Center Arledge. He is survived by a son, Billy Arledge Jr.; two daughters, Bran-

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railroad and Harmon Field as well as doing oral histories of Tryon residents telling stories. McLeod said the town is reworking some of the town offices and plans are to put the visitor center/museum in one of the buildings facing Trade Street. She also said plans are to have the visitor’s center initially open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons to capture weekend visitors. “We have no money, we just

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Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Jo Anne Moss; a son, Chris Moss of Mill Spring and a sister, Inez Arledge of Mill Spring. Also surviving is a grandson, Michael Dayton Moss of Greenville, N.C. He was preceded in death by a son, Larry Bruce Moss, who passed away in 1983 and three brothers, M.C. Moss, Joe Ben Moss and Roger Moss. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 2 p.m. in Silver Creek Baptist Church with Dr. Chris Osborn and Rev. Rick Wall officiating. Burial will be in Polk Memorial Gardens, Columbus, with military rites by the Polk County Memorial Burial Squad. The family will receive friends prior to the service Saturday from 12:30 - 1:45 p.m. in the Silver Creek Baptist Church. An on-line guest register may be signed at

dy Hood and Barbie Henderson; two brothers, Ricky and Donald Arledge and two sisters, Faye Searcy and Norma Herbert; and six grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2013 at the home of Brandy Hood, 11 Littlejohn St., Inman, S.C.

have dreams and good ideas and a lot of talent,” McLeod said. The group also discussed fundraising and obtaining grants through different organizations for the effort. The next meeting was scheduled for April 9 at noon at the Tryon Fire Department where the group plans to formalize a proposal to present to town council during its regular April 16 meeting. Anyone interested in joining the group is urged to contact McLeod by email at

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Rebecca Wall Burns Case Rebecca Wall Burns Case, 86, of Benson Hall, Tryon, went home to be with the Lord on March 13, 2013 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills Hospice House. She was born May 20, 1926 in Spartanburg, S.C., the daughter of the late Julian Elliot and Odell Reagan Wall and was married first to the late Edward Burns, then to the late Roy Case. Mrs. Case taught school in Gramling, S.C. and was retired from the US Postal Service after 30 plus years. She was a member of Gramling United Methodist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher and then was a member of Columbus Presbyterian Church. She is survived by a daughter, Susan Ann Heimburger and husband, Craig, of Tryon; three

grandchildren, Julian Waldrop, Chandler Saulisbury and Cory H e i m burger; one greatgrandc h i l d , Annsen Saulisbury. In addition to her husbands and parents, she was predeceased by her son, Michael J. Burns of Myrtle Beach, S.C. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Petty Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home chapel conducted by Rev. Chuck Mullinax. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family is at the home of Susan Heimburger, 1276 Carolina Drive, Tryon, N.C. Condolences may be left at


James Kearney James Joseph Kearney, 75, of Landrum passed away March 12, 2013 at Spartanburg Regional Hospital. He was the son of the late Francis Joseph and Mary Ellen DeCock Kearney and husband of JoAnn Simmons Kearney. He was a computer analyst with the Department of Defense, a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of Tryon, and a lifetime member of Sacred Heart of Jesus, Tombstone, Ariz., president of Columbus Lions Club and a patient care volunteer with Hospice of Carolina Foothills. In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Jay Kearney, Dan Kearney (Patty), Tim Kearney and Isaias Chang (Lili); two daughters, Jeanne Noorman (Greg), Dani Russell (Kevin); three brothers, Robert Kearney, Thomas Kearney (Nabila) and Richard Kearney (Natalie); two sisters, Mary Ann Kelly (Don)

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and Suzie Anderson (Mick); two step brothers, Mike Amadon (Barbara) and Father Phillip Amadon; 15 grandchildren, Monica and Casey Crew, Adam Horton, Aaron, Arcelia, Brandee and Audra Kearney, Macia, Megan and Marcella Noorman, Michelle and Austin Russell, Roberto, Miguel and Adrian Chang; and four great-grandchildren, Espen Boozer, Sierra Crew, Delani Kearney and Hayleigh Carter. He was also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2013 with a Rosary service at 7 p.m. at Petty Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. March 18, 2013 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church conducted by Father John Eckert. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lions Clubs International Foundation Dept. 4547, Carol Stream, Ill. 60122-4547 or Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, N.C. 28722. Condolences may be left at www.

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Achieving carb control to lose body fat Well, spring is almost here, and it’s that time of year when we trade in bulky winter clothing for lighter, more form fitting attire. Now, don’t panic if you’re just getting started; you can still make real progress in losing that body fat. This is going to be a two-part series. First we’re going to learn how to achieve “carb control” to lose body fat, then in my next column we’ll explore the proper way to set up an exercise program. Now, back to carbs. The word carbohydrate is synonymous with the word sugar. Sugar is actually a carbohydrate that is soluble in water. There are three different types of carbs. The first is what we call monosaccharides. This means “one sugar,” and is the simplest form of carbohydrate. An example of a monosaccharide

might be glucose or fructose causes you to eat more, and from fruit or honey. The second thus gain more weight. The type of sugar is a disaccharide. second way consuming too This means “two sugars.” A di- many carbs make us fat is that if saccharide is composed of two blood sugar levels are high, you monosaccharides joined togeth- won’t dip into your fat stores. er, such as sucrolose or lactose Remember, your body has two from table sugar or milk. The fuel takes. A fat fueltank and third type of sugar, which is a sugar fuel tank. Here’s the thing…you not soluble in don’t burn water is called Diet & Exercise a polysacby David Crocker t h e m b o t h t o g e t h e r. I n charide. That other words, if your blood means “many sugars.” These are actually “chains” sugar levels start to lower, of monosaccharides. Examples your liver converts fat into of polysaccharides could be fatty acids,which the body starch, dextrin and cellulose then burns for energy. Now, from rice, bread, potatoes or before you go out there and pasta. Eating too many carbs start a low carbohydrate diet, makes us fat in two ways. First, let’s look at the whole picture. if you take in too many carbs, First, you can’t live without which makes blood sugar rise, carbohydrates. They fuel both you increase insulin produc- your muscles and your brain. tion, which then causes blood In fact, studies have shown sugar levels to abruptly fall. that individuals on extreme This increases appetite, which carb-restricted diets can have


difficulty performing tasks that require high-order cognitive function. Let me share some of the approaches I use with my weight loss clients. First, get at least 25 grams of fiber from your diet a day. Fiber is found only in high-carbohydrate foods, which explains why many people on low-carbohydrate diets experience constipation or other digestive maladies. Have no less than 130 grams of carbs a day. This is the minimum amount needed for proper brain function. Instead of having your carbs all throughout the day, I recommend having them with two meals only, if you are trying to lose body fat. Try eating your carbs at or near the same time each day to avoid gastrointestinal problems. Also, keep a can (Continued on page 15)

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828-859-7046 Joey Thompson and Julie Gordon with FENCE’s new grader. (photo submitted)

FENCE supporter donates grader blade for roads The vehicles at Foothills Equ es tr ian N atur e Cen ter (FENCE) can roll more easily now that the internal roads are going to be upgraded. Steep hills and rain have been an ongoing problem with the road system at FENCE causing erosion, potholes and bumps. Because of the generosity of Julie Gordon, a long-time supporter of FENCE and board member, the rough roads will be just a bad memory. Gordon donated funds to buy a heavyduty grader blade that will tilt and turn to allow the FENCE maintenance crew to maintain the roads and even some of the larger trails within FENCE property.

“A big thank you to Julie for helping us out,” said Joey Thompson. Roy Flores, the other crewman, added, “It (the blade) works good.” The Foothills Equestrian Nature Center’s mission is to provide facilities and focus for education, recreation and preservation in nature studies and equestrian activities with the aim of enhancing these endeavors to enrich the quality of life for the community. For more information about FENCE programs and projects call 828-859-9021 or visit the web site – article submitted by Carrie Knox

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Budding writers at Polk Central

These students had their writing selection chosen to be featured on the “Writing Space” at Polk Central Elementary during the month of March. Front row, left to right: Isaiah Wilmoth, Jaysa Reynolds, Macoda Martin, Myra McMahon, Kelsey Galus, Mia Bradley and Derrick Griffin; middle row: Ava Brady, Elizabeth Seaman, Angel Alvarez-Vazquez, Gracy Roberts, Michelle Ketwitz, Alexis Carroll, Conner O’Shields, Jaden Atkins and Amelia Nespeca; back row: Malachi Painter, Dominque Carson, Victoria Ward, Joel Resendiz, McKenna Hill, Sasha Walker, Tyra Martin and Timothy Simmons. (photo submitted by Lisa Pritchard)

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of Coke (real, not diet) in your car. If you feel light headed because of low blood sugar, pull over, drink the Coke to get your blood sugar up, then get help. Please feel free to contact me to learn how to tailor a weight loss program just for you. Contact me at dwcrocker77@ 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 USC-Spartanburg baseball team, S.C. state champion girl’s 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.

Want to make your Doctor’s day?

Honor your physician with a gift to the St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation.

March 30 is Doctors Day . . .

Each year, we recognize our doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners for their community spirit, their healing talents and their selfless dedication to the art of medicine. This year, you can make your doctor feel really good with a contribution to St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation in his or her honor. Just like our physicians, all donations improve healthcare in our community. Please accept this tax-deductible gift in honor (or memory) of: ____________________________________________________________ ____$10





Please make your check payable to St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation, c/o Meshelle Colvin, Executive Director, 101 Hospital Drive, Columbus, NC 28722. If you prefer to make a donation over the phone, call 894-2693. All donors and physicians will be acknowledged. Visit for more information.

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Buy, Sell, Trade, Work … With Your Neighbors! CLEANING SERVICES

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GARAGE SALES MOVING SALE SALUDA. Fri & Sat 9-5. Electronics, LazyBoy Loveseat & Sofa, Desks, Office Equipment, Maytag W&D, Yard equipment, Furniture. Call 828-355-4899

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Roofs, renovations, siding, carpentry, decks, windows, screening. All Home Repairs. FREE Est. Home: (828) 859 - 5608. Cell: (828) 817 - 0436.

CABINETS Custom Cabinets Countertops, Complete Kitchen & Bathroom Remodels. 28 yrs. exp. Free Est. Senior Discount.

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DOMESTICS Serving your specific household needs, including cleaning, baking, organizing, grocery buying and more! Call Sharla 817-9571


PROFESSIONAL PRESSURE WASH We wash homes, decks, roofs, exterior/interior of gutters, etc. Also seal or stain wood. Exc ref. Free Estimates. Call 828-894-3701.

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Will do windows, gutters, Get ready for clean garages and base New Year 2013! ments, haul garbage and If your home needs a do yard work, will also do makeover for the new year transportation for appoint- We do everything Paint ments and shopping ing, Carpentry, Roofing, 828-513-7060 etc.. Call Bill the Painter (828) 899-2647 Female caregiver needed. 23 years experience ROFESSIONAL Need help for sick days, holidays & vacation for 10 ERVICES year old child. References are must. Call after 6 pm COMPLETE RIVERS 828-863-4082 PAINTING SERVICES ELIVERY Yoder Painting is fully insured, including worker's LEANING A-CDL Drivers comp. No job too large. OTR & Regional ERVICES Call 828-894-5094. positions available. Due to





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SERVICES/ REPAIRS Driveway Work. Call Robby 828-894-8705


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MEDICAL/ DENTAL AUTUMN CARE OF SALUDA is looking for quality, caring individuals to join our health care team. Positions available include:

RN Unit Supervisor (Days) 2nd Shift RN/LPN 2nd Shift CNA We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Apply at Autumn Care of Saluda 501 Esseola Drive Saluda, NC 28773 or staffdev108@

HELP WANTED Exp. Female Bartender needed. Flex. Schedule. Apply in person Tues. 2:00-4:00 pm. at Kyoto's Restaurant, 112 N. Trade Street, Tryon NC. No phone calls.

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For Rent: A secluded and very comfortable house in Activities Assistant- Part a quiet neighborhood -time Activities Assistant, within walking distance of 20 hours per week. Every downtown Tryon.Two bedother weekend are rooms and one bath with required. Individual must hardwood floors through be outgoing, creative and out. Fire place in large comfortable with senior den. $750/m + utilities and Experienced person adults in health care setsecurity deposit. No needed in Textile Printing tings. Send resume to smoking. Ph:859-9979. and Finishing. Apply in Autumn Care of Saluda, person between the hours 501 Esseola Drive, SaHouses- Landrum- Forest of 8am-12pm and luda, NC 28773 EOE Ave- 3Bdrm, 2 Bth, roomy 2pm-4pm Monday - Friday clean, basement for storCYP, 250 Scrivens Rd age, carport, very good Bayada Home Tryon NC 28782 neighborhood. Available Health Care Now. $1000/month. White Oak of Tryon is Needs a skilled LPN to Thousand Pines Co. now accepting applicawork with a total care pa828-859-5858 tions for a FT Housetient. Full time position keeping/Floor Maint. available. Please call OBILE OME Aide. Duties to include 828-696-1900. mopping, sweeping, ENTALS stripping & refinishing Home Health Care Aide Trailer for rent, 2BR/2BA, floors. Also includes needed, CNA training non-smoker & no pets. weekly trash pickup at required. 4 mornings/ 864-680-6769 apartments. Must have week 6:45 AM – 8:45 AM. valid driver's Near 9 & 14 Greencreek. Looking for license. Call 828 863-2233. a home? PT Laundry Aide/SecuLook in our rity – needed to work classifieds section every Friday & Saturday EAL STATE and learn of great – 3 p.m. - 3 a.m. deals for you and PT Housekeeper – your family. needed to work every $57,400 FSBO other Friday & every Sat, 2BDR, 1 BTH in Sun & Mon. PARTMENTS Columbus. Zoned Residential/Commercial. Apply in person at 70 828-817-0534 Oak St., Tryon EOE Apartment-Tryon-Melrose







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TRADES, CRAFTS & SKILLS 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

Polk County Land For Sale 7 Acres w/Creek. Borders Walnut Creek Preserve. 1 storage/carport building, electric, septic, well. REDUCED $85,000 TO $79,900. Buyer will pay ALL COSTS associated with closing. Call 828-817-5845

area 2 Bdrm. 1 bth newly refurbished apartment. Sunroom, screen porch. Separate access. Close to town and school. Available now. $575.00/month. Thousand Pines Co. 828-859-5858

Viewmont Apartments Now Under New Ownership

1 bdrm apts. available. Government Subsidized. elderly handicapped, heat/air Columbus - Romantic included. Walk to Log Cabin, 400 sq ft. 1 room with sleep loft, wood town. Equal Housing


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98 Pacolet St. Tryon 850 sq ft. office space Our best selling across from Tryon post of3 bd / 2 ba singlewide fice. Hardwood floors just with designer decor sanded and refinished. Please call 828-684-4874 828-817-0951

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Polk Vocational Services receives National Accreditation

CARF International announced that Polk Vocational Services (PVS) has once again been accredited for a period of three years for its Community and Employment Services. This accreditation represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and reflects the dedication of the leadership and staff to provide quality services in a caring, supportive and safe environment. The CARF survey team conducted a comprehensive review of PVS and found that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable and accountable. PVS provides pre-employment training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Families, referral sources and community members interviewed during the survey process, see PVS as a leader among its peers. Polk Vocational Services demonstrated conformance to all CARF standards. If you would like more information about the services and programs offered at PVS, call Colleen Jewell, VP program services, at 894-3041. (photo submitted by Neal Bebber)

Buy, Sell, Trade, Work … With Your Neighbors! VACATION RENTALS Myrtle Beach Spacious 3br/2bath condo in the heart of Myrtle Beach, 1 block off the ocean. Newly remodeled condo with 2 private balconies with Ocean, skywheel, and Boulevard Views- Still available 4th of July and Bike Week. Contact Misty @ or 843-267-8085

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




Offices and possible retail Yard & Garden items for WE BUY space available in down- sale: Aged cow manure, Cheap running cars and town Columbus. Ample rotten saw dust, compost, junk cars. Up to $1000.00. parking and one of the clay free top soil, pine & Come to your location. highest daily traffic counts hardwood bark mulch, FAST SERVICE. in Polk County. Particu- sand, gravel, fill dirt. All (828) 289 - 4938 larly interested in comdelivered in pick up or puter related business and dump truck sizes or you Need to find the willing to trade portions of pick up. Also do brush & rent in exchange for servtrash removal, etc. right employee? ices. 828 817-1068 863-4453 Sell your home in the classifieds call 828.859.9151

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

HAY, FEED, SEED, GRAIN Hay For Sale: Buy local! Fescue / Orchard Grass / Clover Mix. 1st, 2nd & 3rd cutting. Square bales $5.50-$6.25. Fox Knoll Farm. Peniel Road 828-894-5809


Reach the county market for less using the classifieds. Need a quick quote? Call 828.859.9151.

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

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CARS 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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Nissan ZX, 300 Red 1995 2 seater 74,000 orig miles T-tops, asking $6,800 Call 828-894-8573

WANTED TO BUY Wanted to Buy Antiques, art, guns, silver and gold, coins, costume jewerly, odd & unusual items. 828-243-2396

MISCELLANEOUS Round Bale Hay For Sale. $30 per roll. Call 817-4049 Whirlpool Washer & Dryer Excellent Condition, @ 4 yrs old. $400, Call 828-817-3550 Put your ad here call 828.859.9151

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1987 BMW 6 SERIES 635 CSI

You can drive this car anywhere and not see another one like it. Bought it new in Germany and imported to the US by a BMW engineer. We have all of the service records and receipts from day one. Just serviced, new tires and ice cold A/C. We have all of the Euro parts that were changed out in order to bring this car into the States. This could be a once in a lifetime chance for a BMW enthusiast to have the car of their dreams. Priced very fairly at $10,000.


It never gets easy A few months ago I told the etor. This dear lady gave me tale of Muffin, the Boxer who my Monty and is a mentor of was pushing her dead pup, try- mine. Jeanette is in her 80s and to this day puts me to shame ing to give it life. I was so struck by it all with her energy and devotion. that I had to leave the shelter. I explained Muffin’s story Muffin went on to produce and offered to pay whatever it four beautiful puppies who all took if she could live out her life at Boxer now reside in Rebound. loving homes. Humane Society “Our comNo one could Special Cases pound is know for sure Leonard Rizzo packed,” Jeabut the signs nette said “all are all there of what Muffin’s life was, we call our vet techs and volunteers them puppy machines. These are holding Boxers too.” “It animals have one job to do and sounds familiar,” I replied. “If rarely receive any socializa- I’d do this for anyone, I’d do tion. The shelter has the job of this for you,” Jeanette went on, turning these dogs around and “but that poor girl is suffering showing them there is more to and you’re not doing her any life than what they’ve known. favors by keeping her alive.” Nearly always they can be “Thanks anyway Jeanette, I rehabilitated and found loving thought I’d try.” Jeanette could homes, not so with Muffin. sense the anguish in my voice Every ounce of training, time and said one last thing, “Leonand socialization was afforded ard, God bless your heart, but to Muffin and though she im- you cannot simply love them proved she refused to give up all into submission, and believe the trust. Out of nowhere and me I’ve tried.” With that we unprovoked Muffin would snap both tearfully rang off. The next day I went to the at you. She’s clipped at least four people, me included. Her shelter to visit some of the kids time was running short and I and to say goodbye to Muffin. begged FHS to let me try one I then went to Landrum vet to more thing, which I was gra- visit Buster and check on Opal, ciously granted. I called Boxer the hurting basset hound. I took Rebound up in Illinois and spoke with Jeanette, the propri(Continued on page 19)

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• Special Cases

Quilt display and sewing bee March 16

little Buster for a walk then let him loose in the waiting room for a while midst all the oohs and aahs. I brought him back to his cage area and went to check on Opal. Dr. Maiolo told me he had called the owners and recommended Opal be put to sleep. “Why?” I said, heartbroken at the thought. “She’s suffering Lennie; she has internal problems that are causing severe pain.” “Can’t we give her something for that Doc?” “It wouldn’t help Lennie; you know I’d help her if I could.” “I’m sorry Tommy, I just wasn’t expecting this, I’m gonna go say goodbye to the poor thing.” That evening I received the final blow of the day when Jeanette Larsen called me crying and said, “We lost Misty today.” I’ve spoken of the Larsen’s often; they have rescued more infirmed animals than anyone I know. It is by far my favorite place to visit as her great group of kids shower me with much more love and attention than I deserve. I’ve known Misty, their sweet Bijon Frieze for more than five years now. Misty was 14 years old and suffering from lung cancer. We all knew the end was near and she had everything she needed to keep her comfortable. I guess along with Bert and Jeanette I was hoping for just a little more time. Whether I’ve known them for days, months or years, the loss of one of my kids always has the same effect. Once I’ve looked into their eyes, they’re blended in with all the others I’ve known and their countenance becomes etched upon my soul. Though it is inevitable, losing one of my kids is never easy and I don’t expect it ever will be. I suppose I received good advice a few days ago, I cannot love them all back to health but I’ll be darned if I’m not going to try. Thanks for listening.

The Landrum Quilters will celebrate National Quilting Day on March 16 at the Landrum Library from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p. m. The public is welcome to view the quilting display and watch members work on quilting projects, including final

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stitching on the beautiful quilt for the June 13-15 Landrum Quilt Show. Members will also be available to answer quilting questions and to help identify patterns on family quilts. The group was founded in 1980 as the Landrum Library

Quilt Club. It meets at 9:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of the month at the Gowensville Community Center. New members and visitors are welcome. For more information, visit – article submitted by Ellen Henderson

Contra dancing on St. Patricks Day in Saluda You don’t even have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at The Party Place in Saluda. Hosted by Blue Ridge Contra Dancers (for more info visit, beginner lessons will be from 3:30-4 p.m.; dancing from 4-6:30 p.m. No

partner needed. Music will be provided by Steamshovel with Roger Gold on guitar and foot drum and David White on fiddle and banjo. Caller is Tamara McGovern. To reach The Party Place take exit 59 off I-26. Turn toward Saluda, and then

take the first left onto Howard Gap Road. Then turn left on Friendship Church Road. For description and more information visit http:/ - info submitted by Judy Thompson

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Cutting away winter

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Saluda Welcome Table is every “...we are torn between a nostalgia for the familiar and an Tuesday, dinner will be served urge for the foreign and strange. from 5:30 -7 p.m. in the fellowship As often as not, we are homesick hall of Saluda United Methodist most for the places we have never Church. All welcomed; donations appreciated. known.� Small Town Main Street meet~ Carson McCullers 0%-/(%148-1(453)%01)5 F3))45-0%5)4 ing March 19, 9 a.m. at Saluda Daffodils smile along quiet S)1-23-4'26154 )//,21)   Saluda lanes, with dancing yellow Library; public welcome. Saluda Community Land Trust forsythia spikes promising spring. Winter is not usually done with meets at 5 p.m. at Saluda Presbyte2x2 us yet, but hopes rise as the days rian Church on March 20. Annual F tfn get longer and birds make nests, meeting is April 3 at the Episcopal naughty blue jays adding in their Church of the Transfiguration, two cents to the bird conversations April 3, 6:30 p.m. 0TFN5FRI - INDD - page 15 Saluda around town. Center events: I’ve seen my Saluda Community resident blueNews & Potluck and birds setting up housekeeping Notations Bingo March 25 at 6 p.m. already, and a by Bonnie Bardos Polk County field of orangeRed Cross breasted robins intent on catching the early worm. blood drive, March 27, 1-7:00 In my last column, I threatened p.m. Blue Ridge Contra dances at to get an electric chainsaw for cleaning up ice storm damage: The Party Place (right off I-26/ huge pine limbs had snapped Ozone Drive) March 17. For info: and destroyed the garden bench, Art notes: Calling all artists: azaleas, rhododendrons and hydrangeas. It was time to get even. applications must be post-marked Truthfully, I had hoped to find by March 15 for the 10th annual someone willing to do a small Saluda Arts Festival on May 18; job and tackle the mess, so I visit for details. Art Trek Tryon returns to wouldn’t have to get a chainsaw. The ‘help’ never showed on the the area on April 27-28 with a appointed day, so when the going corresponding show at Upstairs gets tough, the tough get going. Artspace from April 26-May 25. To Home Depot, to the chainsaw Art studio space available at the display — if you want something Old Chicken House Studios, call 749-9718 for information. done, do it yourself. On a sad note, the artistic comNaturally, I had to stand in front of the chainsaws and try to munity has been hard hit in the make my mind up. This one; no, past few months with the loss of this one or this one. While stuff- area artists Guntram Gersch, Bill ing a box in the big orange cart, I Ryan, John Waddill, and Philip was advised by a young man who Dusenbury. “Sound Investment� will play was also perusing the chainsaw aisle that I’d need bar oil, and to at The Party Place & Event Center keep WD-40 on the blade if I was on March 23 for “50 Concerts in cutting pine. He nicely asked if I 50 States�; this is to help awarehad ever used a chainsaw before: ness about epilepsy with informaI could tell he was worried. Bless tion available. Start shopping for your Easter his heart. I reassured him I knew a little about woodcutting although bonnet! Easter egg hunt and Easter it’d been a long time, and I would bonnet contest for kids - March be careful — hopefully not cut- 30 at 2 p.m. in the grassy area ting any parts off. Spares are hard (Continued on page 21) to get!

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• Saluda News

Austin Brown to present lecture April 13

across from McCreery Park at Greenville/Irwin Streets. 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, Jane Fox and Monica Pace. Mile-stone birthday blessings go to Louise Mohn — who like husband Dale Brown, has a big heart. Thank you, Louise for your kindness! As ever, thank you, dear readers in Bulletin land for reading this column! The goal is to make you feel like you’re enjoying a front porch visit and enjoying the small town of Saluda — your comments are always wanted and valued. Keep in mind if you have something of note, feel free to e-mail me at; or call 749-1153. You may also visit my website at

TR&HC Events announces that Austin A. Brown will be in Tryon on April 13 at the Tryon Fine Arts Center to speak about the history of the Block House Steeplechase and the founding of the Tryon Riding & Hunt Club. Brown is the son of TR&HC founder, Carter P. Brown, and the winner of the first Block House Race. His presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in the TFAC auditorium during the kickoff for the Block House Equestrian Art Show in partnership with Tryon Trot. TR&HC Events invites all of the community to come out and enjoy learning about the history of the equestrian traditions in our area. For more information on the presentation or about the 67th Block House Steeplechase, call 828-863-0480. – article submitted by Laura Weicker

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Austin Brown at the 2007 Block House Steeplechase presenting the Carter P. Brown trophy. (photo by Erik Olsen)

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Fresh flag flies over Green Creek

VFW Post Commander Kur tis S. Pike of post No. 10349 of Mill Springs recently donated a new American flag to the Green Creek Family Life Center. Pike said he was passing by the center when he noticed the old flag was tattered and torn, so he replaced it with a new one. The flag was raised in honor of all veterans in Green Creek and to everyone that sees if fly. The Meeting Place 2 and Baker Family Chiropractic of Green Creek are located in the center and both are very pleased to see the new flag. Along with Dr. Clay Baker, several seniors gathered around the flagpole to pay respect to the flag. (photo submitted by Kimberly S. Smith)

VFW Post Commander Kurtis S. Pike

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National known agribusiness owner visits Polk FFA The Polk County High School FFA finished celebrating National FFA Week with a presentation on Feb. 15 in the Polk County High School auditorium by Bob Asfeld, owner of Asfeld Custom Combining in Beardsley, Minn. His company starts combining in Texas around the first of April and finishes in Canada around the first of November. During this time his six combines harvest almost 40,000 acres of crops. He has been doing this for more than 50 years and his business has been featured on the Discover y Channel. Polk County High School Math Teacher Pat McCool for organizing this presentation. Pictured at right are Asfeld Custome Combining owner Bob Asfeld, center, with Polk’s FFA vice-president Will Ballard and president Shalyn Brown. (photo submitted by Chauncey Barber)


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Laurel Hurst travels to Bostice Lincoln Center Was President Abraham Lincoln born in Bostic, N.C.? That’s what residents from Laurel Hurst recently went to find out. They watched a video, read some literature and looked at a lot of pictures. Unfortunately, they still don’t know the answer to that question. There is no conclusive evidence to support the claim, only statements from witnesses passed on down through the years. “We are fans of Lincoln,” said resident Lois Ballentine. Residents have read a book, seen the movie and now been to the museum all in an effort to learn more about one of the greatest United States President’s. Jane Scarborough, Jean Gregonis, Bert Lainhardt and Lois Ballentine pose outside the Bostic Lincoln Center. (article and photo submitted by Jennifer Thompson)

Horse farm tours return for 2013 Amy Barrington Training Self-directed working horse farm tours showcasing commer- Center are reading this ad confirms be a closely-read 2420toRiver Road, Tryon cial farms have returned and the our claim – and illustrates motto multum parvo and sales,inboarding Marchnewspaper 16 tour will feature farms the oldTraining, – much in little. The next time you have something to sell, in historic Hunting Country. remember the quickest, surestlessons and most welcome way to Barking Fox Farm The once monthly event allows reach buyers is through their favorite newspaper. 890 Greenwood Rd, Landrum guests to visit horse farms in Bulletin Self care boarding facility the area on theThe thirdTryon SaturdayDaily of each month, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and B&B Cherokee Hill Farm There is no charge. This month’s 460 Cherokee Hill Lane (off farms opening their gates inHunting Country Rd) clude: Lessons, training, sales and Green Gate Farm boarding 291 Dark Horse Lane, Tryon Follow the line of least resistance… For buy more information Paso Finoyou sales andtotraining When want reach people who things, go places –call 828-817-3753 or www. Lone Oak Farm at Finally use the friendly, local daily newspaper which they invitevisit into their homes and offices. The Tryon BulletinTour.html for prompt,for profitable results. more information 999Use Carriage Row,Daily Tryon Training, lessons, sales, and a downloadable map. – article submitted boarding and home to the Conby Libbie Johnson verse Equestrian Team

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The Little Prince at Flat Rock Playhouse YouTheatre For its first show in 2013, the from the author’s own experiences Flat Rock Playhouse YouTheatre when his plane crashed in the Sabrings the classic children’s book, hara desert. After it was published in 1943, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry at Playhouse the novella become the most read and most translated book in the Downtown to stage. Adapted by Rick Cummins French language (250 languages and John Scoullarin as a musical and dialects, including Braille), that caters to school audiences and was voted the best book of the 20th century in and families, its simple messages Theater France. Although like: “It is only Reviews the script of this with the heart popular book that one can see Robin Edgar follows the rightly and (w) storyline fairly hat is essential is invisible to the eye,” speak to well, the play does not contain the complete text and is missing, of all ages. Saint-Exupéry wrote and il- course, the whimsical watercolor lustrated The Little Prince (or Le illustrations by the author. Dennis C. Maulden’s stage Petit Prince) during his exile in the United States as a French reserve design, however, does a good job military pilot in World War II. The of making up for that with backlit tale of loneliness, friendship and computer images that display a love, as experienced by a young likeness of some of the illustraprince who fell to Earth from an tions as the story unfolds. The asteroid, appears to be influenced costumes by Ashley Arnold and


direction by Dave Hart, however, are sometimes more reminiscent of a Dr. Seuss book than how SaintExupéry portrayed his characters. The YouTheatre student cast also includes Flat Rock Playhouse alumni, Jessie Siak, who does an excellent job in the role of the Aviator opposite Louise Cummins’ admirable portrayal of the little prince (Anna Yokote plays this role on alternate weeks). Although the young Cummins shows great promise as she plays her lines with wonderfully varied expression, it appears she either needs to grow into a more even quality in her singing voice or musical director, Dan Gibson, needs to find a more appropriate key for her. Other cast highlights include very funny comedic relief from the Lamplighters, Ryan and Raja Jalernpan, and effective choreography by Lauren Rogers-Hopkins and excellent dancing by Emily Holbert as the Snake.

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For reservations and directions, call the Playhouse box office at 828-6930731, toll-free at 866-732 8008, or online at www.

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How to diagnose, treat sleep apnea Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about sleep apnea? My husband, who’s 60, has become such a terrible snorer he wakes himself up at night, and he keeps me up too. ~ Sleepy Shelly Dear Shelly, If your husband is a loud snorer who wakes himself up during sleep, he probably needs to be tested for sleep apnea, a dangerous disorder that affects around 22 million Americans – and most don’t even know it. Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes a person to stop breathing during sleep, dozens and even hundreds of times during the night for up to 30 seconds at a time. Left untreated, it can cause extreme daytime sleepiness, as well as a host of serious health conditions like high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, congestive heart failure, diabetes, depression and gastroesophageal reflux disease. In fact, it’s estimated that every year, around 38,000 Americans die in their sleep from a heart attack or stroke because of sleep apnea. But the good news is that sleep apnea is very treatable and most insurance companies, including Medicare, cover it. Who has it? There are three types of sleep apnea: obstructive, central and mixed. Of the three, obstructive sleep apnea is by far the most common, and occurs when the throat muscles relax during sleep blocking the airway. While anyone can have it, sleep apnea is most common in people who are overweight, male, middleaged and older. For women, the risk rises after menopause. The symptoms include loud snoring (however not everyone who snores has apnea), long pauses of breathing, gasping or choking during sleep and daytime drowsiness. But because most of these symptoms happen during sleep, most people don’t recognize them. It’s usually the person they’re

sleeping with who notices it. Get help To help you get a handle on your husband’s problem, the American Sleep Apnea Association has several quick diagnostic tests he can take at – click on “diagnosis and treatment.” If you suspect a problem after taking these tests, he should try some selfhelp measures, including: • Sleeping on his side or stomach: This will help keep his airways open. To promote side sleeping, there are products available that can help like the Rematee Bumper Belt ( and Sona Pillow ( • Losing weight: Excess body weight, especially around the neck, puts pressure on the airway, causing it to partially collapse. Even a slight weight loss may help. • Avoiding alcohol and sleeping pills: These can relax the muscles in the back of his throat, interfering with breathing. If his problem persists, make an appointment with his primary care doctor or a sleep specialist who will probably recommend an overnight diagnostic sleep test, which can take place at a sleep center (see, or at home using a portable device. Treatment options If he is diagnosed with apnea, the most commonly prescribed treatment is a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device. This involves sleeping with a snorkel-like mask that’s hooked up to a machine that gently blows air up your nose to keep the passages open. Another less invasive treatment option is Provent therapy ( This is a small, disposable patch that fits over each nostril to improve airflow. A 30day supply of these prescriptiononly patches cost $65 to $90, but unfortunately, it’s not currently covered by insurance or Medicare. If the CPAP or nasal patches

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Letter to the Editor

Breeding part of major problem To the editor: In response to “Creatures Great and Small” in the Bulletin’s March 8 issue, I’d like to address the writer, Charlie Speight, who proudly tells the story of breeding his dog, Tootsie, and is puzzled by his wife’s being treated “ugly” when they mentioned their plan to breed their dog, and their 25 percent vet penalty for not having their dog spayed. Mr. Speight mentions the “wonderful service” of Foothills Humane Society, so he does seem somewhat aware of the pet overpopulation crisis. We kill 3-4 million shelter animals in this country every year; 60 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats who enter a shelter are killed because there aren’t enough homes to take them in and 25 percent of the dogs are as purebred as Tootsie’s puppies. Every time I hear someone like Mr. Speight brag about his litter of puppies, I wonder if he’s ignorant or selfish, or both. When Mr. Speight proudly introduced Tootsie’s 11 puppies into the arms of their new owners, 11 shelter dogs died because those owners didn’t adopt. Irresponsible pet owners are why adoptable pets are killed in shelters in this country every hour of every day. Mr. Speight mentioned having his grandchildren witness the delivery of Toostie’s puppies. I challenge him to also take his grandchildren to a shelter and let them see all the animals housed

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aren’t an option, an oral appliance that fits into the mouth like a removable mouth guard or retainer may be the solution. Oral appliances work by positioning the lower jaw slightly forward to keep the airway open during sleep.

there waiting for homes. Perhaps there they’ll see litters of puppies who were born in the streets to emaciated or injured mothers, or the lucky ones who waited to be born on the cold cement floor of a shelter kennel to the sounds of constant barking and howling, the smell of kennels that can’t be cleaned often enough, and the presence of many germs their tiny bodies won’t be able to fight. And I hope Mr. Speight’s grandchildren see all the volunteers working in the shelters to take care of the animals – feeding them, walking them, cleaning their kennels, taking photos and videos to network them online, and finally, holding them and giving them treats just before they’re killed so their last moments aren’t spent alone and afraid. Thousands and thousands of people spend their free time and money trying desperately to get shelter animals out and into homes only to discover that most of them die before their rescue can be accomplished. The rescuers grieve and cry (and curse breeders like Mr. Speight), and then they go right back to the shelter and try to save another one. On behalf of those selfless people who rescue, network, foster, raise or donate money, transport, treat, care for, adopt or simply hold shelter animals as they die, I beg Mr. Speight and others like him to spay and neuter their pets. Set a better example for your grandchildren. If you’re unwilling to be a part of the solution, please stop causing the problem. Tootsie will thank you too. ~ Susan McNabb If these don’t work, there are also a variety of surgical options available to help keep the throat open and prevent blockages. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.



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First-grader Jocie Jordan reads to her mother. First grade children enjoyed reading to their parents at O.P. Earle Elementary’s Books for Breakfast. During the event parents were given tips on how to help their child with reading at home. (photo submitted by Dawn Lynch)

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St. Luke’s nursing receives Hospital Engagement Network Award St. Luke’s Hospital was recently awarded a Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) Award, an honor as one of 13 out of 26 Carolinas Healthcare System hospitals. St. Luke’s Hospital was recognized for having zero percentile central line-associated blood stream infections in 2012. According to Sandy Brooks, RN, MHSA, chief nursing officer of St. Luke’s Hospital, while health care-associated infections were once seen as an unavoidable risk of providing care, a successful nationwide program to reduce the deadliest of these infections has proven that change is possible. The Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) is a national grant awarded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which engages hospitals across the country to improve patient safety and quality. The goal of the HEN is to reduce unnecessary readmissions by 20 percent and patient harm by 40 percent, which also includes patient falls, surgical site infections, adverse medication events, ventilator-associat-

St. Luke’s Hospital was recognized for having zero percentile central lineassociated blood stream infections in 2012. ed pneumonia, pressure ulcers and venous thromboembolisms (blood clots) and catheter-associated urinary tract infections. A central line is a long fine catheter with an opening (sometimes multiple openings) at each end used to deliver fluids and drugs. The central line is inserted through the skin into a large vein that feeds into a larger vein sitting above the heart, so that the tip of the catheter sits close to the heart. Brooks explained that central lines are used to give fluids, blood products, chemotherapy and other drugs (such as antibiotics) directly into the bloodstream. Many of these drugs and fluids are not suitable to be given through smaller veins in the hand or forearm because (Continued on page 32)

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Polk baseball dominates Madison 15-0 in conference opener by Fulton Hampton

After a couple of scrimmage and non-conference games Polk County faced their first conference opponent in Madison at home March 12. It was a cold, windy Tuesday night but in the pre-game interview Coach Ty Stott expressed his confidence in an inexperienced team with great potential and promise. “We are real young; we have one freshman and six sophomores. (But) It looks like we will have some very fine pitching,” Stott said. “As usual early in the season, we are not hitting, but I think it will come around and we will be a better hitting team than last year.” In terms of the pitching rotation, Stott said he feels confident with a selection of talent. “We will be a deeper pitching team this year,” he said. “I think Alec Philpott, Dylan Turner and Daniel Painter will be our top three. There won’t be a game that we will go into without a chance to win with those three.” Coach Stott also likes his team’s speed on the bases. “We’ve got good speed, regardless of what lineup we go with; about six of them can run,” he said. In reference to the young team he emphasized; “We just have to

keep working, keep swinging the bat… it’s just going to take time; we play three games this week so we will be that much closer to being a veteran team.” In terms of areas that need improvement, he came back to hitting. “To be a consistently good hitting team we have to cut out the strike outs, especially with runners on base … we’ve got to put it in play,” he said. This philosophy was proven during the Madison game. The Wolverines continuously “put the ball in play,” placing pressure on the Madison defense to make plays. The Patriots had several fielding and throwing errors that helped the Wolverines extend their at bats and get out to a quick start. Polk jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first inning, adding more runs in the third and fourth before the 10run mercy rule was invoked in the fifth inning. Several players had multiple hits on the night and the pitching was almost perfect. When asked about the hitting, Stott joked, “The colder it got, the better we hit. We had some boys step up tonight. This was a good start for us; Daniel Painter and Dylan combined for a no hitter.

Freshman Daniel Painter pitched a no hitter through four innings Tuesday, March 12 as Polk cruised to a 15-0 win against Madison. (photo by Fulton Hampton)

Everybody got to get in the game. (It was) a good win, a good conference win and we’re 1-0.” Polk played last night versus ACA at home and plays Mountain Heritage away tonight. Look for results in Tuesday, March 19th’s sports section. Polk County 2013 baseball roster:

No. 6 Jordan Brown, No. 9 Alec Philpott, No. 12 Bryce Martin, No. 23 Wes Brady, No. 3 Dylan Turner, No. 18 Morgan Groves, No. 1 Tyler Campbell, No. 21 J. C. Suddeth, No. 16 Daniel Painter, No. 5 Konner Scruggs, No. 2 Mark Mazzilli, No. 7 Trevor Arrowood, No. 10 Dequan Gary, No. 22 Jaylin Hines and No. 28 Tyler Tomberlin.

Tryon County Club men’s golf association kicks off season The Tryon Men’s Golf association at Tryon Country Club kicked off their 2012 season Monday, March 11 with a breakfast (prepared by Renee Duvall) business meeting and a nine-hole Captain’s Choice event. The TMGA has 60 members

this year, 46 played in the event and 55 attended the breakfast meeting. New this year is the addition of the “Tee It Forward” markers giving TCC two shorter fun ‘courses’ for seniors, women, juniors and beginners. The seniors (over 80) will play the gold markers in the

TMGA events this season. The results were as follows: First – Jerry Perry, Edd White, Don Weinberger (32) Second – Jim McCain, Vernon Dusenbury, Guy Rouse, John Gargiulo (34) Third – Chuck Huneycutt, Den-

nis Sakos, Ben Woodward, Hal Turner (34) Fourth – Jim Shirley, Phil Goree, Barry Flood, Jack Elliott Closest to the Hole No. 9 – Bill Kelly 3’ 2” – article submitted by Marc Brady, PGA

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Young Polk County men’s tennis team finding strengths by Chris Hurst

A non-conference match against Highland Tech during poor tennis weather showed Coach Richard Davis both positive and negative aspects of his team. “We have a really young team,” Davis said as windy conditions whipped through the tennis court. “We basically only have one returning player from last year that was in the top six.” It’s a difficult position for a team to find themselves in only a year out from expecting to win every match played. “It’s going to be a learning year,” Davis continued. “It’s really a brand new experience for almost everybody, but the seniors we have, have really stepped up their leadership for the younger players.” Those seniors, who are expected to be competitive all year, are Cade Lanning, Andrew Lee and Ben Stockdale - the returning top six player. Coach Davis said he also has high hopes for junior Nick Morse, saying Morse is playing the best tennis he ever has and is just barely outside the top six. “He’s really improved from last year. I see the younger players learning from him and drawing from his enthusiasm all the time,” Davis said.

Andrew Lee prepares to hit one back over the net to his Highland Tech opponent. (photo by Chris Hurst)

Fans in attendance to the Highland Tech match saw outstanding potential during Polk’s doubles matches. Sweeping the Highland Tech doubles teams were teams made up of the four aforementioned players, and an additional team consisting of Tyler Oxtoby and Jan Engelbrecht. Although not enough to overcome the deficit from

singles play, seeing teammates working together helped ease the 6-3 loss for both the team and coach. “As long as they play their best, and show improvement, we’ll have a great year,” Davis said before congratulating the Highland Tech players. Th e te n n i s t ea m’s n ex t match is March 18 at Mt. Heri-

Want to go? What: Polk tennis match When: March 18 Where: Mt. Heritage tage. Their next home match is March 26 against Thomas Jefferson.

Landrum Middle School Cardinals baseball split last two games The Landrum Middle School Cardinals baseball team lost a heartbreaker Monday, March 11 against Campobello-Gramling 4-5. Ryan Johnson and Noah Israel pitched well. Joseph Quinn and A.J. Raber had two hits each. Ben Schlappi had a single. Landrum left the bases loaded in the fifth and sixth innings.

On Tuesday, March 12 the Cardinals came back out on the dirt and didn’t waste any time cranking up the Big Red Machine. Cole Steele did a great job with his first start on the mound allowing only one run. Israel, Corey Ashmore and Austin Farmer pitched well in relief retiring the final seven batters they faced. A. J. Raber led the team at the plate with three hits, fol-

lowed by Trey Jackson, Cole Steele, Alex Hawk and Cody Fortenberry, with two hits each; and Dalton Kuykendall, Adam Burns, Ryan Johnson and Miles McInernie, with one hit each. The big hit of the game was Fortenberry’s triple. Trey Jackson and A. J. Raber led the team scoring runs as they plated three each. Fortenberry and Cole Steele scored two runs each and Ben

Schlappi, Justis Horne, Dalton Kuykendall, Tyler Gibbs, Alex Hawk, Ryan Johnson, Peyton Kemmerlin and Austin Farmer scored one run each. The final score was LMS Cardinals 18 and Lake Lure Raptors 1. The team’s record is now two wins, one loss and one tie. – article submitted by Coach Jimmy Hambone Camp

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Saluda Arts Festival receives grants The Saluda Business Association is proud to announce that it has received two grants in support of its 10th annual Saluda Arts Festival. Polk County Community Foundation’s Saluda Fund Grant will support the musical entertainment at the 10th Annual Saluda Arts Festival. The vision of the Polk County Community Foundation is to advance philanthropy and improve the quality of life for all citizens in Polk County and the surrounding area. The mission of the Polk County Community Foundation is to: • Support charitable and beneficial activities in the community • Provide and administer a variety of planned giving programs • Serve as responsible stewards of all funds entrusted to it • Provide initiatives in recognizing areas of community needs and supporting solutions. The Polk County Community Foundation can be contacted at 255 South Trade Street Tryon, 828-8595314, fax: 828-859-6122 or email: The Saluda Arts Festival received

a $500 grant through the Tryon Fine Arts Center who serves as the NC Arts Council’s partner in awarding subgrants to local organizations for arts programs in Polk County. The first priority of the Grassroots Arts subgrant program is to provide operating or program support to qualified arts organizations including theaters, symphonies, galleries, art guilds, choral societies, dance companies, folk arts societies, writers groups and arts festivals, among others. For more information about the NC Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program, contact executive director Beth Child at 828-869-8322, ext. 211 or The 10th annual Saluda Arts Festival is May 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street in downtown historic Saluda with more than 70 artists showcasing their talented works of art. For more information about festival entry, please contact Susie Welsh at 828-749-3900 or sswelsh@ Deadline for entering the festival is March 15. - article submitted by Cathy Jackson

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increased focus on teamwork. “This helps all of us, doctors, nurses, and other members of the clinical team, understand how to identify safety problems and gives us the tools to tackle these problems that threaten the safety of our patients,” Dr. Holleman added. “Dr. Holleman is to be commended for this excellent award,” said Brooks. “Also, our Infection Preventionist Lori Rothell has done an exceptional job implementing and monitoring best practices, ensuring our nursing staff provide excellent care to keep the lines clean and free from infection once they are in.” Patient safety and infection prevention are top priorities at St. Luke’s Hospital where patients receive exceptional care, close to home. – article submitted by Jennifer Wilson

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they are very irritating to the lining of the veins. Central lines can also be used to take necessary blood samples, which reduce the number of repeated needle sticks. In the hospital setting, this procedure is most often completed by general surgeon Jim Holleman, MD, with St. Luke’s Surgical Associates. “With the right tools and resources, infections which can be fatal can be prevented,” said Dr. Holleman. “This project gives us a framework in practical ways that help us provide the safest care possible for our patients.” The initiatives set forth by the HEN combine clinical best practices with an understanding of the science of safety, improved safety culture, and an

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The PCMS Model Bridge Building Team explains the merits of the bridge that the team entered in the NC Department of Transportation Model Bridge Building Competition in Morganton, N.C. Bottom: PCMS Bridge Team (left to right) Tyler Harris, Tiler Pace, Noah Frazier, Hayden Gary, Sam Rhinehart, Samuel Kornmayer, Taylor Warren and Dr. Bob Pettis, coach. (photos submitted)

PCMS model bridge building team wins at western regional On Friday, March 8, the Polk County Middle School Model Bridge Building Team placed first at the NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) western regional competition in Morganton, N.C. Team members include eighth-graders Samuel Rhinehart and Samuel Kornmayer, and seventhgraders Taylor Warren, Noah Frazer, Hayden Gary, Tiler Pace, Tyler Harris and Dr. Bob Pettis, coach. For the competition, the PCMS Model Bridge team constructed a balsa wood bridge using the specifications provided by the NCDOT, wrote a report on the history of bridge building, drew a full scale blue print of their bridge and gave an oral presentation explaining the merits of the bridge that the team entered in the competition. The PCMS Model Bridge team now qualifies for the state finals in Raleigh, N.C. on April 12. – article submitted by Dr. Bob Pettis

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Top left: Students enjoy the Civil War Camp during Harmon Field Heritage Days last year. Top right: Volunteers come out every year to provide live reenactments of Civil War battles, camp sights of soldiers and more to teach kids in a visual manner about the Civil War and how it affected the area. Top right: Bill Crowell of Saluda Forge teaches kids about blacksmithing. Bottom left: Tryon Arts and Crafts gave students an opportunity to learn about crafts during the Civil War era. Bottom right: Area students make displays for sharing at Harmon Field Heritage Days. (photos submitted by Lorna Deaver)

Fifth-annual Harmon Field Heritage Days March 21-24 Heritage Days return to Harmon Field March 21-24. This year is the fifth annual celebration of the Harmon Field Heritage Days, with local students

scheduled to visit the reenactment site on Thursday and Friday for Educational Days. Saturday and Sunday the camp is open to the public.

One of the highlights of the weekend will be a visit by Abraham Lincoln to the camp. Chester Damron, nominated as the best Abraham Lincoln impersonator in

2006, will be on hand to celebrate the fifth annual event. Tryon Arts and Crafts will (Continued on page 37)

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join us again this year during Educational Days on Thursday and Friday, March 21 and 22, to give the students a hands-on experience of crafts during the Civil War era. Leading out the weekend is the 2nd North Carolina Mounted Infantry. Several other Civil War units will join them to portray life as it was during the Civil War. There will be a lot of artillery fire, including two cannons, as the soldiers drill and have skirmishes throughout the weekend. Harmon Field lies very close by, if not on, the route used by Union forces during “Stoneman’s Last Raid,” when more than 5,000 mounted troops, artillery, infantry and wagons moved across Polk County from Rutherfordton, and then north through Howard Gap. Groups of armed troops were sent out from the main body throughout the countryside, while the army pushed toward Asheville, and eventually Tennessee. The war was almost over, but whenever the two sides met, fights occurred. Come visit Historic Harmon Field and experience typical army encampments, North and South. Watch soldiers drill, cook and camp much as they did in the 1860s. There will be a battle at 2 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, between the Southern forces occupying home ground and an invading Federal column intent on moving up the Gap. Stoneman’s Raid helped hasten the end of the war, as General Robert E. Lee’s avenue of escape southward was disrupted, giving him little choice but to stand and fight on ground he would rather not have. Visitors are encouraged to mingle with the soldiers at camp, ask questions, sharing their stories and campfires. If you are adventuresome, ask to fall in with them as they drill, and learn alongside the troopers as they are put through their paces. See what typically occurred during one of the hundreds of skirmishes that happened in this area. For more information, contact Lorna Deaver at 828-817-1544.

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This Saturday Tryon will trans- at 12:15 down Melrose Avenue. Local businesses will have form itself into a wonderland of fun and imagination as musicians, booths with activities and infordragons, storybook characters; mation. We’ll be there and I hope juggler, musicians and more you will stop by the Tryon Daily Bulletin booth fill the streets to say hi, share and stages for Publisher’s your thoughts Tryon’s annual Super Saturday. Notebook and let us know how we can betAn annual by Betty Ramsey ter serve you. favorite, there We’ll also be is something for happy to teach everyone. With free entertainment along Melrose you a little origami while you’re Avenue and Dance Dynamics, there. Of course none of this would Polk Co. Middle School Djembe Jammers, Rob Halbkat & Eli be possible if it weren’t for the Edwards, Ki’ Yon Staley, Dental countless volunteers and local Health Puppets and Michael “MJ” businesses who donate their time, Milamon performing on the Com- money and enthusiasm to bring munity Stage. And food – lots Super Saturday to life. Our hats of delicious, tasty treats will be are off to you. See you Saturday! available. There’s even a parade

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Painting by Bill Ryan. (photo submitted)

Tryon Painters and Sculptors remembers Bill Ryan Recently I stepped into the shoes of master artist, Bill Ryan, to teach his Thursday morning painting class that he was no longer able to do since his illness had taken his strength, but not his desire to be with students. I did not realize at the time that I was taking over for a teacher who had been affiliated with Tryon Painters and Sculptors and the art studio for 32 years. Imagine how many gentle directions and suggestions he must have given to his eager students during that time. Bill died on Wednesday, Feb. 20 in Elizabeth House at Hendersonville, NC. Born in Woodbury, N.J., Bill became a well known artist and art teacher, he began his study of art with his mother, an accomplished artist. Bill graduated from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, V.A. and continued his studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Penn. While working in New York City, he continued his studies at several classes and workshops at the Art

Students League, as well as with several local artists. Bill moved to Charleston, S.C. in 1970 and taught art in the public school system. While there he, along with four other teachers, created a guide to teaching art in the elementary school, which is still being used as the basis for elementary art education in South Carolina. Bill came to Saluda in 1981 where he concentrated on watercolor and oil landscapes of the area. Along with teaching at TPS, Bill also taught classes at Isothermal Community College and Blue Ridge Community College. He has received awards and commendations in several East Coast shows and his art hangs in collections throughout the United States. Bill was a partner in Ryan Boyle Antiques, Saluda, since 1980. At the opening of the Member Show in the gallery of TPS I spoke with a couple of members who told me things about Bill that I would like to pass along. Gloria Owensby took classes with Bill at ICC several years ago and remembered

how he would invite the whole class to come up to his studio in Saluda at the end of the session and give them a tour of their lovely home and studio. “ He and his partner Jim were so generous to share their time with us. They even served refreshments,” said Owensby. Pat Ferullo also reminisced that she recalled Bill’s kindness and gentleness as a person as well as being a fine artist. Tryon Painters and Sculptors Board has officially dedicated the present Members’ Show to the memory of Bill Ryan. As part of the show itself, two of Bill’s paintings are displayed in the exhibit with a bio about him. We will miss one of our best and most revered TPS members and teachers. Fortunately we have his beautiful paintings by which to remember him. The Members’ Show will run until April 6 and will be open on Thursdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. - article submitted by Christine Mariotti





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