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Tryon Daily Bulletin

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Vol. 86 / No. 67

Tryon, N.C. 28782

Friday, May 3, 2013

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Power up to preserve PACWalk/Run 2013 The Tryon Tuesday School is hosting its annual barbecue fundraiser, including a silent auction and raffle, this Saturday, May 4 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Harmon Field. The event will also include carnival games, live music, face painting and lunch from Mountain View BBQ. Vegetarian options available. Fun for the whole family.

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


Saluda Center, Friday events: chair exercise, 9:30 a.m.; Trash Train, 10 a.m.; NA Meeting, 8 p.m. For more activities, email saludacenter@hotmail. com or visit Sculpture 2013, Tryon Fine Arts Center (TFAC) announces Sculpture 2013, a juried regional sculpture exhibition and sale, open from May 3 - 30. The Meeting Place Senior (Continued on page 2)

Pacolet Area Conservancy invites walkers and runners to take part in the ninth annual PACWalk and third annual PACRun 5K Trail Run at Tryon Estates, located at 617 Laurel Lake Dr., Columbus. Check-in from 7:15-7:45 a.m. for the run, which begins at 8 a.m. Check-in from 9-9:45 a.m. for the walk, which begins at 10 a.m. The event raises money for PAC, which aims to preserve our area’s natural resources. For more information, visit​or call 859-5060.

Ag center, farmland preservation topic of May 6 meeting By Samantha Hurst

Commissioners will meet at the Mill Spring Agricultural and Community Development Center Monday, May 6 for a work session to discuss the future of agricultural economic development, farmland preservation and the Polk County Soil and Water Conservation Dis-

trict. The meeting will be held in the auditorium of the ag center at 7 p.m. in place of the regular Polk County Board of Commissioners meeting, typically held in Columbus. Commissioner Ted Owens said commissioners felt like it was time for the three boards and the commis-

sion to sit down and discuss issues such as the agriculture and economic development director position. “I think it’s particularly important as interconnected as the three boards are now, especially with the ag center, that they all sit down and (Continued on page 3)

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Center, Friday activities include movie matinee or drumming at 10 a.m. (every third Friday) and bingo or movie at 12:30 p.m. 828894-0001. Royal Baby Shower teas for charity Pam Stone, along with Wanda May and a group of spirited volunteers, will host their first Royal Baby Shower Tea for Charity at noon on May 3 in the parish hall of Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Tryon. The tea will allow the women to collect baby shower gifts for women and families in need. For more information call 828-859-9741. PCHS varsity baseball at Hendersonville, Friday, May 3, 4 p.m. PCHS varsity softball at Hendersonville, Friday, May 3, 4 p.m. Saluda Tailgate Market, every Friday, 4:30-6:30 p.m.. All items are grown or made in Polk County. American Legion Post 250, weekly bingo games, Fridays, 7 p.m., 43 Depot St., Tryon. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Narcotics Anon., Saluda Senior Center, Friday, 8 p.m.


PACRun 5K Trail Run The Pacolet Area Conservancy’s third annual PACRun for Preservation at Tryon Estates, 617 Laurel Lake Dr., Columbus. Check-in from

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7:15-7:45 a.m. and the run begins at 8 a.m. Visit​or call 859-5060. Columbus Tailgate Market, every Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon. All items are grown or made in Polk County. Democratic Women’s Big Country Breakfast Fundraiser Saturday, May 4, 8-10:30 a.m. at the Democratic Headquarters in Columbus. Pancakes, sausage, egg casserole, biscuits and more. Minimum donation. Everyone welcome. 894-3219. 10th annual Hunter Pace for Steps to HOPE. Sunday, May 4 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., at Greenspace of Fairview. Info: visit or call 894-2340. Ninth annual PACWalk The Pacolet Area Conservancy’s ninth annual PACWalk for Preservation at Tryon Estates, 617 Laurel Lake Dr., Columbus. Check-in from 9-9:45 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. Info: or call 828-859-5060. 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 828-899-0673 for more information. Spring Kindermusik classes begin Saturday, April 6 through Saturday, May 4 at Tryon Fine Arts Center. The “Family Time” curriculum is geared towards preschool children and families. Take home kits for this program are provided by the Rotary Club of Tryon Foundation. Call 828-8598322 or visit 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. Tryon Fine Arts Center Oil painting class for teens with Margaret Curtis, Saturdays, noon - 3 p.m.

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Today: Mostly cloudy, with 10 percent chance of thunderstorms. High 69, low 50. Mostly cloudy Few Showers Saturday: Few showers, with 30 percent chance of rain. High 60, low 52. Sunday: T-storms, with 60 percent chance of rain. High 74, low 52. Monday: T-storms, with 40 percent chance of rain. High 65, low 47. Wednesday’s weather was: High 64, low 54, 0.19 inches of rain.

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Sculpture 2013, Tryon Fine Arts Center (TFAC) announces Sculpture 2013, a juried regional sculpture exhibition and sale, open from May 3 - 30, opening reception 4-6 p.m. Heather Cash benefit, The Polk County Sheriff’s Office and 5 Oaks Entertainment is hosting a benefit concert for Heather Cash featuring upcoming country singer Maggie Rose at the Saluda Party and Event Center May 4. Cash is currently awaiting surgery for a brain tumor. Tickets can be purchased and donations can be made online at or call 828-894-3001 for more information. Concerts start at 3 p.m.


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 or visit NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family Member Support Group meets in Columbus on the first Monday of the month, 10 a.m. - noon. For info and/or location, contact Lisa at 828-894-0104 or Annie at 864457-7278. 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 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. All about hydrangeas, Gardening program all about hydrangeas given by gardening columnist Betty Montgomery on Monday, May 6 at 1:30 p.m. at Isothermal Community College in Columbus. Sponsored by the Foothills Association of Master Gardeners. Call 894-8509 for more information. Polk Soil and Water Conservation District Board Meeting will be held on Monday, May 6 at 3:30 p.m. in the Mill Spring Agricultural and Community Center. The public is invited. Call 894-8550 for more information. PCHS varsity softball vs Swain County, Monday, May 6, 4 p.m. (Continued on page 39)

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discuss things,” Owens said. Jim Edwards, executive director of Isothermal Planning and Development, will moderate the work session, which is open to the public. During their April 22 meeting commissioners also approved, at the request of commissioner Ray Gasperson, making a period during the work session available for public comment. The agenda includes several items focused on the mission and funding structure of the Polk County Soil and Water Conservation District, plans for the Farmland Preservation Board and the future of agricultural economic development. “What I hope to see out of this meeting Monday is a consensus to move forward with advertising for [a new agricultural economic development director],” Gasperson said. “It would show county government is working to promote agriculture in Polk County, which fits perfectly with our comprehensive plan.”

During the commission’s last meeting commissioners heard from outgoing agricultural economic development director Lynn Sprague about what has been accomplished in the last five years. Sprague leaves his position May 31. Sprague said the farmland preservation board was created in 2002. Through that board a farmland protection plan was written, which included a desire to hire an ag economic development director, along with a job description for that position. He said that move served as the catalyst for what has happened since. “It integrated the ag program out with community development to where we’ve touched, I’m going to say, thousands of people. It’s not bragging saying we’ve touched a real portion of Polk County – 15, I’d like to say, 20 percent,” Sprague said. Sprague said hundreds of families have participated in the various markets in the county, which

provided supplemental income in the amount of $50 a week for those families. Meanwhile, other farmers brought in as much as $700 to $1,000 in a full-production weekend at the market, he said. Sprague said in regards to education, he and others supported what was already a shining point in the FFA program at Polk County High School. Through community education, Sprague said ag center workers and volunteers took sustainability to families through helping them build home gardens. “This program energized the community,” Sprague said. “We’ve had five years of building a program that is a case study and is actually being talked about all across the state.” After five years, it’s alright to reassess the program, Sprague said. He mentioned how he’d like to see Isothermal Community College host a two-year degree program in agriculture. He said he ‘d also like to see the Ag center offer a full course in workloads, a project the center initiated when it attracted



64 participants in a recent poultry workshop and more than 30 for a forestry workshop, Sprague said. He said there is even more room to teach local farmers how to capitalize off developments such as the new equestrian facility planned for White Oak. He said farmers could be taught, for example, how to grow specialty hays to sell at $15 a bale. “Is there a job yet to do? You betcya,” Sprague said. Leap Farm owner Lee Mink said he’s seen the positive momentum the ag center has created for farming in Polk County and hopes it continues. “The Mill Spring Agricultural Center, under the direction of Lynn Sprague, has done more than any other entity in Polk County to unite community and build a foundation for a long-term, vibrant, sustainable economy,” Mink said. “As we make decisions concerning the future of the ag center and the office of agriculture economic development … let’s remember the ag center was built by the community for the community.”

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Western Highlands commits to merge with Smoky Mountain Move follows state terminating Medicaid contract by Leah Justice

Following the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services cancelling Western Highlands’ Medicaid waiver contract, Western Highlands and Smoky Mountain entities agreed to partner to oversee management of mental health services in western North Carolina. The boards of Western Highlands, Polk County’s local management entity (LME) for mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse services, and Smoky Mountain met last week and both approved resolutions of intent recommending that Smoky Mountain Center begin management of the Medicaid contract. Western Highlands agreed to join the Medicaid waiver in 2011 and hired new employees to handle Medicaid accounts. Western Highlands then suffered a financial downturn at one point reporting a $500,000 deficit. Recently, however, Western Highlands restructured and has reported healthy fund balances. Polk County Commissioner Ray Gasperson said he’s hopeful the merger will work, but was dismayed at the state’s decision to force a merger with Smoky Mountain.

“I’m hopeful that this merger will work well for the providers and recipients of services,” Gasperson said. “However, after many months of hard work by employees of Western Highlands and its board of directors to be increasingly efficient and to establish sound fiscal management with a healthy fund balance, I was dismayed that the N.C. Secretary of Health and Human Services Aldona Wos has taken action to force a merger with Smoky Mountain. Perhaps if North Carolina was more of a ‘home rule’ state, this whole process would have proceeded with much more local and regional direction, rather than being given mandates from Raleigh.” Interim Polk County Manager Marche Pittman, who along with county managers from all counties in the Western Highlands network serves on the board, said Western Highlands approved a resolution to start the beginning phases of a merger with Smoky Mountain. “The board will be working hard to try and ensure that Western Highland’s clients and providers see little to no impact in their quality of care during the transition,” Pittman said. On Friday, April 5, the North Carolina Division of Medical Assistance notified the Western Highlands Network that it’s termi(Continued on page 6)

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The Polk County Sheriff’s Office issued charges on a couple that led local law enforcement on a high-speed chase through Columbus and Tryon on Wednesday, May 1. Melissa Ann Crane, 29, of Greenville, S.C. who was driving the vehicle, was charged by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office with felony flee to allude arrest and possession of methamphetamine, according to sheriff reports. Bradley Garrison Cox, 33, also of Greenville, was charged with possession of methamphetamine by Polk County, according to reports. Cox was also charged by the Spartanburg Public Safety Department with grand larceny. The 2012 Chrysler Crane was driving had been reported stolen out of Spartanburg County.

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nating its contract, effective July 31. Western Highlands coordinates mental-health, substance-abuse and developmental-disability services in Madison, Mitchell, Yancey, Buncombe, Henderson, Transylvania, Polk and Rutherford counties. Currently, Western Highlands Network has oversight for statepaid and Medicaid-paid mental health services in its eight western North Carolina counties. The network works with about 300 providers that offer services to 10,000

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Cox was given a $15,000 bond on the grand larceny charge. The high speed chase, that was reported to have reached 105 mph through Columbus, began after Crane was seen hitting Cox with the vehicle twice at the Vgo (formerly the Texaco) store in Columbus. The chase went through Columbus, then Tryon and just over the South Carolina line onto Greenwood Road, where the car flipped at the intersection of Fox Run Lane. Both suspects were taken to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center where they were treated prior to being processed first by Spartanburg County law enforcement. Both had outstanding warrants out of Spartanburg County when they fled Polk County law enforcement. Crane had a warrant out for a probation violation and Cox had a warrant related to auto theft. to 12,000 people. The organization currently has 230 employees. Smoky Mountain coordinates services in Alexander, Allehany, Ashe, Avery, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, McDowell, Swain, Watauga and Wilkes Counties. Smoky Mountain’s 15 counties are to the west and east of the Western Highlands area. Smoky Mountain has about 290 providers who provide services to 8,000 to 10,000 consumers a day. Smoky Mountain officials said Smoky Mountain and Western Highlands share 30-40 percent of the same providers.

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Maggie Rose/local bands to perform tomorrow for Heather Cash benefit by Leah Justice

a year and a half ago with Cushing’s disease and underwent Benefit starts at 3 surgery to remove a tumor in her p.m. at Party Place brain. Last month she went back Emory Hospital in Georgia and Event Center in towhere she was diagnosed with Saluda another brain tumor. The surgery Local residents have the op- is of high risk but is Cash’s only portunity tooption of surmorrow to see vival as there up and rising is no cure for Want to go? country music What: Heather Cash Cushing’s diss t a r M a g g i e benefit ease. Rose who is Rose is asperforming in When: Saturday, May 4 cending the Saluda for the Where: The Party Place country charts Heather Cash and Event Center, with her hit benefit. single “I Ain’t Saluda. Doors open Your Mama” at The Party off her debut Place and Event Center in Sa- album “Cut to Impress.” luda at 3 p.m. with Loaded Toad, Tickets for the May 4 Maggie who will play from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Rose concert are $15 for genProject X, who will play from 5 to eral admission and $30 for VIP 6 p.m. and Rose taking the stage (which includes preferred parking at 7 p.m. and entry into giveaway prizes). Also, Moonshiner Josh OwTickets can be purchased at ens will attend from 5 to 6 p.m. the following locations: Mounwith Shane and Holly Blackwell tain View BBQ, Polk County from Mountain View BBQ serv- Sheriff’s Office, Karma Bouing food. tique & Salon, Nana’s Kitchen, The Polk County Sheriff’s Of- Burrell’s Fuels and Trade Street fice (PCSO) teamed up with local Coffeehouse. producer Brook Hannon to raise Tickets can also be purchased money for one of its own. online at Det. Sgt. BJ Bayne’s daughter, by clicking on the “Donate Now” Heather Cash has Cushing’s dis- button. Donations can also be ease and faces surgery to remove dropped off at the sheriff’s office. a second brain tumor this month. For more information about Cash, a 21-year-old student the concert, call the PCSO at at USC Upstate, was diagnosed 828-894-3001.

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Polk district court results victed of operating a vehicle with April 24, 2013 session: In Polk County District Court impaired equipment. Quilter was held Wednesday, April 24, 2013 fined $40 and court costs. Misael Reconcofadill was conwith Judge Emily G. Cowan presiding, 140 cases were heard. Some victed of no operator’s license. cases were continued, dismissed or Reconcofadill was fined $50 and court costs. sent to superior court. Jerry Lee Thomas was convicted The following persons were of operating a vehicle with impaired convicted of a crime: Karole Kelley Bolt was con- equipment. Thomas was fined $40 victed of possession of drug para- and court costs. Brandon Michael Warren was phernalia. Bolt was sentenced to one year unsupervised probation, a convicted of speeding 49 mph in a 35 mph zone. Warren was fined $30 $75 fine and court costs. Tayshod T. Cheeseboro was and court costs. April 29, convicted of opCourt results 2013 session: erating a vehicle In Polk Counwith impaired equipment. Cheeseboro was fined ty District Court held Monday, April 29, 2013 with Judge Athena $40 and court costs. Gregory James Jaeggi was F. Brooks presiding, 271 cases were convicted of speeding 70 mph in a heard. Some cases were continued, 65 mph zone. Jaeggi was fined $20 dismissed or sent to superior court. The following persons were and court costs. Alejandro R. Martinez was convicted of a crime: Daniel Cole Allen was convicted convicted of possession of unlawful firearm in gamelands. Martinez was of speeding 91 mph in a 65 mph sentenced to one year unsupervised zone. Allen was fined $91 and court costs. probation and court costs. James L. Anthony was conBraelyn Darnel Metcalf was convicted of consume alcohol by victed of speeding 97 mph in a 65 under 19 year old. Metcalf was mph zone. Anthony was fined $97 sentenced to one year unsupervised and court costs. Edward Lanier Bone was conprobation, a $25 fine and court victed of level 5 driving while costs. Paul Junior Miller II was con- impaired. Bone was sentenced to victed of four counts of misdemean- one year unsupervised probation, or financial card fraud. Miller was 24 hours of community service, a sentenced to one year supervised $100 fine and court costs. Dustin Allen Frey was convicted probation, 24 hours of community service, $1,734 in restitution and of speeding 91 mph in a 65 mph court costs. (Continued on page 11) Kenneth J. Quilter was con-

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zone. Frey was fined $91 and court costs. Raul Garcia was convicted of level 5 driving while impaired. Garcia was sentenced to one year unsupervised probation, one day in jail, a $100 fine and court costs. Bettie J. Gaston was convicted of speeding 91 mph in a 65 mph zone. Gaston was fined $91 and court costs. Timothy James Gist was convicted of speeding 70 mph in a 65 mph zone. Gist was fined $20 and court costs. Tyreke Dyquene Hannon was convicted of speeding 34 mph in a 25 mph zone. Hannon was fined $30 and court costs. Chad Edwards Hanscomb was convicted of speeding 90 mph in a 65 mph zone. Hanscomb was fined $90 and court costs. Bartell T. Hardison was convicted of speeding 91 mph in a 65 mph zone. Hardison was fined $91 and court costs. Nickolas A. Hopkins was convicted of speeding 91 mph in a 65 mph zone. Hopkins was fined $91 and court costs. Roman Vitalye Kvachev was convicted of speeding 74 mph in a 65 mph zone. Kvachev was fined $30 and court costs. Roney C. Littrell was convicted of speeding 34 mph in a 25 mph zone. Littrell was fined $30 and court costs. Robert Howard Lonon was convicted of speeding 96 mph in a 65 mph zone. Lonon was fined $96 and court costs. Jacob Lee McClure was convicted of operating a vehicle with impaired equipment. McClure was fined $40 and court costs. Justin Clayton Medley was convicted of operating a vehicle with impaired equipment. Medley was fined $40 and court costs. Stephen Brad Osment was convicted of level 5 driving while impaired. Osment was sentenced to one year unsupervised probation, 24 hours of community service, a $100 fine and court costs. Maggie Naden Oxendine was convicted of speeding 92 mph in a

65 mph zone. Oxendine was fined and driving while license revoked. Upton was sentenced to one year $92 and court costs. Lucas Denton Scoggins was unsupervised probation, two days in convicted of level 5 driving while jail with credit for two days, a $100 impaired. Scoggins was sentenced fine and court costs. Bobby Shane Upton was conto one year unsupervised probation 24 hours of community service, a victed of attempt to possess 5+ counterfeit instrument and pos$100 fine and court costs. Adam Ray Tipton was convicted session of schedule II controlled of level 5 driving while impaired. substance. Upton was sentenced to Tipton was sentenced to one year one year supervised probation and unsupervised probation, 24 hours court costs. Hollys Lavon Williams was of community service, a $100 fine convicted of violation of court and court costs. Bobby S. Upton was convicted order. Williams was sentenced to daysPM in jail. ofTFAC-FundraiserAds_Layout level 4 driving while impaired 2 4/3/13601:04 Page 1


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Frank William [George] Esterling

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George Esterling answered the call to the post for the last time on April 22, 2013. F o r health reasons, George moved from his South Carolina home to California. He died at home in Sunnyvale, CA surrounded by friends and family. He dearly missed those wonderful Carolinians who were his extended family for many years. He was born in Hampshire, England in 1931. He was preceded in death by both his parents; Arthur and Annie Esterling. Also, two sisters: Dolly Reid and Beryl Woodbridge. He is survived by his brother, Brian Faulkner; cousins Heather Louder and her husband; Karen Brooks; niece Linda and numerous nieces and nephews in England. In the United States, he is survived by his

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son Michael and grandson Justin; brother in law David Nilsen and wife Nancy and a number of nieces and nephews. In England, George was a respected and well-known jockey both riding on the flat and over fences. He rode his first three winners riding racing ponies at the age of 10 at Burley Manor Park in the New Forest. His racing in England progressed with several Grand Nationals and other significant races. He continued to ride in United States and Canada. When he quit riding races he turned his hand to training race horses and hunting foxhounds. He made a world of friends and colleagues in the horse industry and beyond. Without his gift as a storyteller, the world would be a much more solemn and empty place. The love of his life, his wonderful wife of 37 years, preceded him in death in 2008. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone he met. He is also survived by his faithful friend and companion of many years, Tina, his Jack Russell. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. No services are planned for here and his remains shall be returned to England.

Polk County Sheriff weekly report During the week from April 21 through April 28, 2013, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office answered 273 calls for service. The sheriff’s office had 18 arrests and issued nine citations. Officers served eight criminal papers, 10 civil papers, assisted

other agencies eight times, completed 278 house checks, 378 church checks, 479 business checks, assisted the public 15 times and patrolled 6,402 miles. - information submitted by chief deputy Mike Wheeler

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Tryon Fine Arts Center brings fun for the family on Mother’s Day Billy Jonas, winner of the Parents’ Choice Gold Award, will perform a Mother’s Day concert Sunday, May 12 at 3 p.m. on the Veh Stage at Tryon Fine Arts Center. The performance, sponsored by Aoki Landscape and Design, will feature the engaging singer/ percussionist along with Ashley Jo Farmer, vocalist and singer/songwriter. For more than two decades, his creative and interactive performances have enchanted and inspired audiences of all ages. Billy Jonas has made innovative use of “found objects.” He helps audiences discover the music within common items and within themselves. “Billy Jonas is one of our most popular performers ever hosted by Super Saturday, because he’s entertaining for the whole family,” said Marianne Carruth, education director at TFAC and chair of Children’s Theater Festival. “Speaking as a mom and as a presenter, he’s the perfect present for Mother’s Day with the family!”

Jonas’ recordings and live concerts across the US and Canada have generated an enthusiastic following. His CD “What Kind of Cat are You?!” received multiple awards including a first place/gold from AFIM (American Federation of Independent Musicians), and a Parent’s Choice gold. Jonas’ videos have garnered critical acclaim, including Parents Choice awards and a New York Times “Best” listing. In 2010 he was invited to present a concert at the White House. Jonas’ concert is part of Tryon Fine Arts Center’s Family Series. Tickets are general admission and can be purchased at the box office or online. TFAC provides opportunities and facilities for the entire Carolina Foothills community in order to advance experience and participation in the arts. Call 828-8598322 or visit for more information. – article submitted by Marianne Carruth

Family entertainer Billy Jonas will bring his performance to Tryon Fine Arts Center on Sunday, May 12 at 3 p.m. Loved by adults and children nationwide, Jonas performs original “voice and percussion” -based songs with a generous dose of audience participation. The music mixes conventional instruments (guitar, bass, marimba) with homemade creations (using buckets and barrels, keys and cans, bells and body percussion). Family-priced tickets can be purchased at the TFAC box office or online. Call 828-859-8322 or visit (photo submitted by Marianne Carruth)

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Please make your check out to St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation, c/o Meshelle Colvin, Executive Director, 101 Hospital Drive, Columbus, NC 28722. Or call 894-2693 if you prefer to make a donation over the phone. All donors and nurses will be acknowledged.

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Buy, Sell, Trade, Work … With Your Neighbors! ANNOUNCEMENTS


Large Yard Sale Local preschool silent May 3rd & 4th 9a to 2p at auction and raffle this Saturday 11-2 at Harmon 121 McDonald St., Tryon. Furniture, linens, decoraField. Carnival games, live music, face painting tions and much more! Lots of cat & dog items for and lunch from Mtn View Lennies Kids. BBQ. Vegetarian options available. Fun for the whole family!

Natures Storehouse Blood Screening 10-12 on 5-9-13. Call for appointment. 828-859-6356

PHOTOGRAPHY PhotoBlankets Turn favorite photos into a woven collage blanket. Great gift! (828) 817-4790

GARAGE SALES BLUE RIDGE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 80 family Yard Sale! 424 Hwy. 101, Landrum, SC 29356 May 3rd and 4th - 8am PLANTS - FURNITURE CLOTHES - AND MORE!

Huge Rummage & Bake Sale, Sat May 4, 7:30 am noon, rain or shine, Glassy Mountain Fire De partment's Beaver Dam Station, 315 Beaver Dam Rd, Travelers Rest, off Rt 25, 2.7 mi north of Rt 11. Bargains galore/baked goods. For info go to

HUGE YARD SALE Sat. May 4th 8a to 1p Bunk beds, dresser, wicker trunk, desk, 17” flat screen monitor, linens many kitchen, electronics & decorative items. 1230 Fox Mtn. Rd. Columbus. Cancel if rain.


MOVING SALE (Inside) Fri., & Sat. 9-?, Sun. 1-? 370 Hamilton Dr. (off Red Fox Rd.) New window screens many sizes, kitchen island, furniture, drapes, linens, rug, lamps, tools, pool- vacuum, an tiques. Large house too much to list, cheap prices. Everything must go! CASH ONLY! No early birds. 894-5494

EDUCATION Lake Lure Classical Busing from Columbus Green Creek, Mill Spring Free public school option Now enrolling K-10 Info at 828.625.9292

APPLIANCES MTB House of Bargains #2 10796 Hwy 11 Campobello, SC Appliances, Household goods, Lawn & Garden. Discounted prices. Tues.- Fri. 10a to 5p 864-468-5317





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OTR & Regional Yoder Painting is fully positions available. Due to insured, including worker's expanded business we comp. No job too large. are seeking Professional Call 828-894-5094. Drivers to join our team. 1 yr. recent verifiable experience needed. Our Drivers Enjoy: ERVICES * Excellent Home Time * No Touch Freight EPAIRS * Repetitive delivery routes * Drop & Hook Freight Driveway Work. Family Atmosphere. Call Robby Apply online at 828-894-8705 or call 800-968-8552 & join our team of Professional Drivers. Truck Service Inc. OME Forest City, NC.




Office Space Available in Historic Building Want to go on vacation 250 to 600 sq ft spaces & not worry about your $325 to $375 per month furry friends? I will farm Mill Spring Agricultural sit while you are away. Center & Farm Store 864-266-8964 or www.not Open Mon - Sat myfarm. “It’s featuring Local Food Moving Sale not my farm, but I will treat Call 828-894-2281 or Fri. – May 3 & Sat. May 4 it like it is." 9:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. Persimmon Hill In CoEALTH lumbus, NC (Off Peniel Rd. & Follow Signs.) ELLNESS Partial Sale Of Home & Guest House Dining TaSOLATUBE Make PRO your FIRST ble + 8 Chairs, Antique Daylighting System CHOICE PRO Physical Country Worktable, Innovations in Lighting Therapy Health & Fitness Room Size Hooked Rug, (828) 894-8148 (828) 894-0277 King Bed Wi/ Picket Columbus, NC Headboard, Benches, Like Us On Facebook End Tables, Cocktail LEANING Table, Lamps, China, Full Glassed – In Porch Of ERVICES Tile Specialties Iron Furniture & Misc., Large selection come see Corner Painted Cabinet our new showroom at TV/ Bookcase, Framed Deserie's Cleaning, 3 hr 202 E Mills Street or call Prints, White Sofa, Horse min. You DESERVE A (828) 894-7058 Tack, Beds, Chests, BREAK 1 million bonded Kitchen, Garage, Igloo & insured. www.deseries Dog House. 888 - 846 Tommy's An Immaculate Home 4094, 828 229 3014, or And Property! 828 - 429 - 1390 Home Improvement PLEASE BE COURTERoofs, renovations, siding, OUS WHEN PARKING! carpentry, decks, windows, screening. All Home ERVICES Repairs. FREE Est. Home: (828) 859 - 5608. Sat. May 4th, Huge spring Cell: (828) 817 - 0436. Pet boarding, grooming cleaning sale. 9a to 5p and daycare. Large suites, 611 Meadowview Dr., Saluda. Office equipment, playgrounds, vet on call, friendly staff. Hideaway luggage, curtains, linens, Hills 828-685-9500 storage bins, candles & AINTING picture frames.

LARGE MULTI FAMILY GARAGE SALE AT 8742 S NC HWY 9 COLUMBUS Yard Sale Bethlehem ON SAT. MAY 4 FROM Methodist Church 253 8-2 LOTS OF CLOTHES, School Rd. Milll Springs FURNITURE, AND MANY Sat May 4rth 7:30-12:00 OTHER THINGS FOR Lots of items, no clothes cancelled if raining YOUR NEEDS





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HELP WANTED TRADES, CRAFTS & SKILLS JOB NOTICE Pantry Supervisor – PT Part time supervisor is sought to oversee the day to day operation of the Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry (Outreach) Food Pantry. We are seeking an individual with a strong work ethic and the desire to serve others. Qualifications include: Exceptional people and project management skills to manage a dynamic warehouse environment; purchasing, logistics and supervisory experience necessary. Computer skills (Word & Excel) re quired. Able to lift 40-45 pounds (50 pounds occasionally). Building maintenance skills a plus. Experience supervising volunteers helpful. High school degree minimum requirement. Deadline for Applica tions: Friday, 5-10-13 Outreach is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

James Tool Machine & Engineering, Inc.

Send Resume by email ( or fax 828 894 0130. No telephone calls please.

Autumn Care of Saluda Is looking for the following positions. 7a.m to 3p.m RN Shift Supervisor and 3rd Shift LPN or RN. EOE Please contact Tisha Davis @ 828-749-2261

FREELANCE WRITERS The Tryon Daily Bulletin currently has opportunities Polk County Transit for freelance writers who Drivers love this community and PRN (5 vacancies) have a desire to tell great stories. Contact Samantha PCTA is taking applicaHurst, editor, at 859-9151 tions for Drivers who work only as needed. Need to or by email at work flexible hours, some for more weekends, have valid driver’s license, and good information. driving record. Pre-employment drug test and HELP WANTED background check re Entry level counter& delivquired. Pay is $9.27/hr. ery positions available at Apply at 3 Courthouse NEW Boiling Springs, SC Square, Columbus, MonNAPA of Landrum day – Friday 9:00 am Please apply at: smartre4:00 pm. Polk County is\napaautoparts an equal opportunity 864 498-3759 employer.

INTERNS WANTED Discover if journalism, marketing or graphic design interests you. The Tryon Daily Bulletin seeks enthusiastic and hard working high school or colFor a Fine Paint Job lege students who want to Call Dan Steiner Painting get experience in the field High Quality - Low Prices of journalism. Contact Professional Pressure Samantha Hurst, editor, at Washing, Gutter Cleaning, 859-9151 or by email at Minor Repairs. samantha.hurst@tryon828-817-0539 / 894-6183 for more information. SENIOR DISCOUNT


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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


Bayada Home Health Care Needs a skilled LPN to work with a total care patient. Full time position available. Please call 828-696-1900. Hospice of the Carolina Foothills has the following openings: -FT Weekend Admission Nurse -PT Cashier (Thrift Barn) -PRN RN and PRN CNA (Home Care) To apply, please visit our website at: EOE

ROOM TO RENT Looking for a room mate. $350 per month. 3BR/2BA house. Extra storage, w/d. Lake Lanier area. Contact 828-817-9566.

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Buy, Sell, Trade, Work … With Your Neighbors! REAL ESTATE Convenience with a view $ 185,000. 210 Forestwd Court, Nice end unit with wooded view, 2BR 2BA, w/sunroom. 828-693-7800

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

HOUSES FOR RENT Houses- Landrum- Forest Ave- 3Bdrm, 2 Bth, roomy clean, basement for storage, carport, very good neighborhood. Available Now. $1000/month. Thousand Pines Co. 828-859-5858

MOBILE HOME RENTALS 2BR/1BA In Columbus area, 8x10 storage building. Water & garbage included. $450/m + $450 deposit. 828-329-4389

APARTMENTS Downtown Tryon, Elegant 2BR/1BA Duplex (1000 sf) on Pacolet St. New kitchen, new bath and wood flrs. Front/Side porches. $650. 828-894-2029



Offices and possible retail WE BUY space available in down- Cheap running cars and town Columbus. Ample junk cars. Up to $1000.00. parking and one of the Come to your location. highest daily traffic counts FAST SERVICE. in Polk County. Particu(828) 289 - 4938 larly interested in computer related business and willing to trade portions of ARS rent in exchange for services. 828 817-1068



Parker-Binns Vineyard 7382 Highway 108 E Mill Spring, NC (828) 894-0154 Like Us On Facebook


For Sale TOYOTA PRIUS 2010. Perfect condition. Silver exterior, light grey interior, built in GFI plus other upgrades. 828-859-3177 for price and details.

AUTOMOTIVE For Sale 1942 GMC Tuck All OEM .Serious inquiries only 1 828 749-3721

42 local artists, teak furn, Used SUV For Sale pottery, wtr features, bird 06 Mercury Mountaineer, houses, Pawleys Island 4x4 AWD, luxury package, 7 Acres w/Creek. Hammocks, Thompson dual air controls, leather Borders Walnut Creek Garden Gallery ACATION seats 3rd row seating, Preserve. 1 storage/car828-859-3135 towing package, 91K port building, electric, ENTALS miles, in mint condition, septic & well FOR SALE: 3 piece set new tires, garaged. Asking $78,000 Myrtle Beach of black Adirondack chairs $9350. Must see to appre Call 828-817-5845 Spacious 3br/2bath condo with pull out ottoman. Seat ciate. 828-859-0314 in the heart of Myrtle cushions, rain covers, side Beach, 1 block off the table included ExcellentABINS ocean. Newly remodeled Condition $195.00 EGALS condo with 2 private bal864 457-2001 conies with Ocean, skyOwner Must Sell wheel, and Boulevard LEGAL NOTICE 2bd/2ba NC MTN cabin Views- Still available 4th on 1.87acs $132,900. of July and Bike Week. Yard & Garden items for 12 SP 98 Stone fireplace, new well Contact Misty @ sale: Aged cow manure, NOTICE OF septic & appl, pvt wooded rotten saw dust, compost, FORECLOSURE SALE setting w/mtn view, paved or 843-267-8085 clay free top soil, pine &  drive 866-738-5522 hardwood bark mulch, NORTH CAROLINA, sand, gravel, fill dirt. All AND POLK COUNTY delivered in pick up or OUSES FOR  CREAGE dump truck sizes or you Under and by virtue of a ALE pick up. Also do brush & Power of Sale contained Horse Farm Potential trash removal, etc. in that certain Deed of 13.1 Rolling Acres, estabONE TIME 863-4453 Trust executed by James lished fescue, mountain SPECIAL OFFER! D. Gilbert and Helen L. view. Directions from Our best selling Gilbert to PRLAP, Inc., Stott’s Corner, Jackson ORSES 3 bd / 2 ba singlewide Trustee(s), which was Grove Rd, 5.5 miles into with designer decor QUIPMENT dated May 19, 2004 and SC, property on right. Please call 828-684-4874 recorded on May 19, $140,000 call 864-6809 yr old Kentucky Mt. 2004 in Book 314 at 6309 or 864-590-1906 Gelding. Very exp trial Page 557, Polk County OUSES FOR horse. Sane & sound. 15.1 Registry, North Carolina. Rides alone or in group.  Need to find the ENT 828-863-4946 Default having been right employee? For Rent: A secluded and made of the note thereby very comfortable house in secured by the said Deed AY EED a quiet neighborhood of Trust and the underwithin walking distance of signed, Trustee Services EED RAIN downtown Tryon. Two of Carolina, LLC, having Hay For Sale: Buy local! bedrooms and one bath been substituted as TrusFescue / Orchard Grass / tee in said Deed of Trust, with hardwood floors Reach the county Clover Mix. 1st, 2nd & 3rd and the holder of the note through out. Fire place in market for less using cutting. Square bales large den. $750/m + utilievidencing said default the classifieds. Need a $4-$5.50 Fox Knoll Farm. having directed that the ties and security deposit. quick quote? Call Peniel Road No Deed of Trust be fore828.859.9151. 828-894-5809 smoking. Ph:859-9979. closed, the undersigned

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Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at thecourthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on May 7, 2013 at 10:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Polk County, North Carolina, to wit:  Tract I: Adjoining the lands of B.L. Prince, Lot 2, Alton J. Thompson and Boyd Gilbert, more particularly described by metes and bounds as follows: Beginning on an iron pin in the western margin of N.C.S.R. #1004, the same beginning point as shown in the description of that certain deed from Cora Reid, Widow, to Thomas Leon Prince, Dated March 28, 1959 and recorded in Deed Book 114, Page 59, Polk County Registry; and running thence from said beginning point North 14 degrees 17 minutes 38 seconds East 53.63 feet to a railroad spike in the center of said road; thence leaving the center of said road and running with the B.L. Prince line North 14 degrees 17 minutes 38 second East 468.99 feet to an iron pin, the southeastern corner of Lot 2; thence with the line of Lot 2, North 88 degrees 38 minutes 49 seconds West, crossing a railroad spike in the center of said road 46.32 feet, a total distance of 881.79 feet to an iron pin in the line of Alton J. Thompson; thence with the line of Alton J. Thompson South 08 degrees 30 minutes West 513.34 feet to an iron pin; thence with the line of Boyd Gilbert South 88 degrees 38 minutes 30 seconds East 828.62 feet to the point and place of beginning, containing 10.00 acres, more or less.  Reference in aid of the foregoing description is hereby made to Lot 1 upon a plat entitled "Survey for: Boyd Gilbert and Alton J. Thompson,

Green Creek Township, Polk County, North Carolina," dated January 8, 1985, as prepared by Associated Services-Land Development, Rutherfordton, North Carolina, Nathan Odom, Land Surveyor (L-2718).  The property hereinabove described was acquired by grantor by instrument recorded in Book 261, Page 1490, Polk County Registry.  Tract II: Beginning on an iron pin about one foot West edge of hard surface on Buck Creek Road, Cora Reid's and Boyd Gilbert's corner Jim Scruggs's line and runs with Gilbert's and Scruggs's line South 14 degrees 10 minutes East 164 feet to an iron pin, thence North 89 degrees 45 minutes 45 seconds West 159.5 feet to the beginning, and containing 0.09 acre (nine/100 of an acre).  Tract III: Beginning at a stake, Sam Gilbert's corner and runs North 13 degrees, 20 minutes East 60 poles to a stake in bank of public road, corner of Lot No. 3; thence with the line of said lot West 50 1/2 poles to a stake in the line of Lot No. 2; thence with line of said Lot No. 2 South 59 1/2 poles to a stake in Sam Gilbert's line; thence with his line South 89 degrees 30 minutes East 36 poles to the beginning, containing 15 1/2 acres, more or less, being Lot No. 1of the division of Exie Prince property, and being the same land shown by plat made by L.E. Denton, Surveyor, dated January 28, 1933, recorded in the Office for the Register of Deeds for Polk County, North Carolina.  Tracts II and III hereinabove described were acquired by Boyd Gilbert by deeds dated July 20, 1955, recorded in Book 103, Page 84, Polk County Registry and by deed dated December 4, 1946, recorded in Book 86, Page 135, Polk County Registry. Boyd Gilbert died testate, a

resident of Polk County, North Carolina on June 10, 1992. See Estate File #92E-80, in the Office of the Clerk of Superior Court for Polk County, North Carolina. The property passed to grantors and grantee by terms of said Last Will and Testament.  Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record.  Said property is commonly known as 1422 Prince Road and, 10 Acre Lot Adjacent to 1422 Prince Road, Columbus, NC 28722.  Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing.  Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are James D. Gilbert.  An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S.

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45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination.

 If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser

will have no further remedy.  Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Attorneys for Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587  File No.: 12-14275-FC01

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corporations indebted to the Estate should make immediate payment.


be consistent with other usages surrounding the property. All interested parties are invited to attend the May 16, 2013 meeting and will be given the opportunity to be heard. For further information regarding this public hearing please contact Town Manager Jonathan Kanipe at (828) 894 - 8236. Notice is hereby given in accordance with N.C.G.S 160A-384.

Having qualified on the This the 3rd day of May, 23rd day of April, 2013, 2013. as Personal Representative of the Estate of Jeffrey Alan Byrd, PerJeanne Parkhurst Byrd, sonal Representative deceased, late of Polk Jeanne Parkhurst Byrd County, North Carolina, Estate this is to notify all per- 11 Freeman Hill Court sons, firms, and corpora- Tryon, NC 28782 tions having claims against the decedent to R. Anderson Haynes exhibit the same to the Attorney At Law undersigned Personal P.O. Box 100 Representative on or be- Tryon, NC 28782 Tryon Daily Bulletin April 26 and May 3, 2013 fore the 3rd day of August, 2013, or this no- Tryon Daily Bulletin tice will be pleaded in bar May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2013 FC/GILBERT, J.D. of their recovery. EST/BYRD,JEANNE All persons, firms, and

The public shall hereby take notice that on Thursday May 16, 2013 at 6:00 pm the Columbus Town Council will conduct a public hearing at the Columbus Town Hall, located at 95 Walker Street, Columbus, NC. The Town Council will consider the Zoning Map Amendment for 2.66 +/acres at the Foster Creek Development. The proposed amendment, if approved, would designate the 2.66 +/- acres as R-2 (Medium Density Residential). The guidelines for zoning a property indicate that the usage must

Tryon Daily Bulletin April 26 and May 3, 2013 HEARING

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will be open in a NEW location Monday, May 6. Find us at 89 W. Mills St., Columbus Call 894-3718 to make an appointment!

Exceptional Care, Close to Home

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Dogfight for Mike Mitchell The Tryon Country Club Dogfight Association event held Saturday, April 27 was a Mike Mitchell benefit. Mike shot a fantastic round of 69 to win the team event with Eddie Chapman and the individual event as well. Mike also won three of the four closest to the pin events. Final results: First team – Mike Mitchell

and Eddie Chapman Second team – Benji McCall and Bill Miller First individual – Mike Mitchell Second individual – Eddie Chapman Closest to the hole – No. 5, No. 9 and No. 18 – Mike Mitchell and No. 9 – Hub Arledge. – article submitted by Marc Brady



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Duplicate bridge results April 26 Foothills Duplicate Bridge results for April 26 were: Morning Restricted Pairs North-South First: Barbara Schuvart - Paul Madar Second: Ellen Delehanty unknown East-West First: Mary Sasser - Ellen Harvey-Zipf Second: Sally Huffaker - unknown Afternoon Open Pairs North-South

First: Charles Cannon - Linda Sherer Second/Third: Chuck Kruger - Carol Adams Second/Third: Richard Long - Jim Jackson East-West First: Mary Ostheim - Mickey Brandstadter Second: Louise Little - Karl Kachadoorian Third: Sheila Umlauf - H Ingram Willis Jr – article submitted by Marily Williams

Saluda Center DBC results April 29 Results for the game played on April 29 at the Saluda Center are: Tie 1/2 between Livvy French and Francis Holcomb and Mary Ostheim and Marilyn Yike.

Games are played each Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Saluda Center with a discussion session from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m A partner is guaranteed. - article submitted by Tollie Ross

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St. Luke’s recognizes National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week During National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, St. Luke’s Hospital wants to recognize its teammates in the St. Luke’s Hospital laboratory for the important services they provide to the hospital’s patients. The St. Luke’s Hospital Lab is a Joint Commission accredited Laboratory. This accreditation requires a complete Joint Commission survey separate from the full hospital survey. The lab is surveyed every two years while the full hospital survey is every three years. The professional laboratory staff consists of medical technologists (MTs), medical laboratory technicians (MLTs), phlebotomists, the department director, Jody Flynn and Dr. Rory Dalton, a pathologist who functions as the medical director for the lab. Required education does not

end with the two-year degree for MLTs or the four-year degree for MTs. A national registry exam is also required for techs to obtain their license. In addition, continuing education units are required to maintain licensure. Medical technologists may also obtain certifications in specific laboratory specialties which require additional education and CEUs. A tech’s job involves much more than processing specimens and running tests. They must also be proficient in the operation of multiple laboratory analyzers, including maintenance and troubleshooting problems. Each analyzer requires daily, weekly and monthly maintenance and quality controls are run every eight to 24 hours depending on the analyzer. Many lab tests are still very time-consuming manual pro-

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cesses using the microscope. These tests include manual differentials, sediments for urinalysis, body fluid cell counts, micro plates and gram stains. “We certainly cannot overemphasize the importance of the service our phlebotomists provide for our patients. The

accuracy of the patient’s lab results depends on the quality of the specimen drawn by the phlebotomist. Our phlebotomists completed between three and 12 months of concentrated training and education to teach (Continued on page 19)

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them how to locate the best veins, what type of tube to use for each test how much blood is needed for each test, and how to care for the site after the blood draw or venipuncture. They are required to obtain certification in phlebotomy to work at SLH. The lab has an invaluable resource in Wilma Lynch, the department administrative assistant who has worked for St. Luke’s for more than 35 years. In addition to handling all phone calls and providing excellent customer service to our outpatients, she makes sure all orders contain the correct information required by Medicare and needed to process, bill and be paid for the tests. She processes all specimens from outpatients, including those from home health agencies, hospice, and area nursing homes and

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also processes those specimens being sent out for pathology or to reference labs. Lynch also is responsible for making sure the reports are sent to and received by the ordering physician or facility. St. Luke’s Hospital laboratory employees include: Jennifer Arnold, Ernie Bautista, Paula Beam, Carolyn Best, Dr. Rory Dalton, Amanda Dyer, Jody Flynn, Chardae Foster, Bruce Herbert, Angela Ireland, Amy Johnson, Genova Kimbrell, Norman Lewis, Wilma Lynch, Nancy Marburg, Robbi Pace, Hope Pittman, Dorothy Stanley, Ashley Terry, Jamie Thelen and Christy Thompson. It takes all of these medical laboratory professionals with more than 250 years of combined experience to keep the St. Luke’s Hospital Laboratory operating 24/7, providing exceptional care, close to home. - article submitted by Jennifer Wilson



Birth Announcement

Julien and Candice House proudly announce the birth of daughter Josephine, delivered at Louis Pasteur Hospital, Royan, France on March 19, weighing 6 lbs. 5oz. and measuring 18 inches. Paternal grandparents John and Martine House of Columbus, and maternal grandparents Jean and Jacqueline Gourges of St. Georges de Didonne, France, share this joyous occasion. PCHS graduate Julien, Candice, and baby Josephine reside in Ancerville, France. (article and photo submitted by John House)

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828-859-7046 Blue Ridge Hunter Jumper Association Presents a Fun Event for the Entire Family

Hunter Derby A Benefit for St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation All proceeds will support the Building on Excellence Campaign.

Saturday, May 4 5:30 p.m. Harmon Field, Tryon, NC Join us for a picnic with barbeque, sides and ice cream sundaes. This family friendly event will include a caricature artist and kid-friendly horse tattoos. What a great way to entertain family, friends, grandchildren & neighbors!

~ Tickets $10 per person or $200 for a ringside tent and table ~ Tickets available at St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation. Call (828) 894-2693 for more information.

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Adawehi resident receives Palmetto Gold Award The awards ceremony, comPolk County and Adawehi community resident, Stepha- plete with presentation of colors by the University of South nie Oder, Carolina ROTC Color Guard, BSN, RN, was held at the Columbia Metrecently ropolitan Convention Center, received and also included the presentathe Paltion of 24 undergraduate nursmetto Gold ing scholarships from the South Award, the Carolina Nurses Foundation. highest When asked how she adhonor that vises those who are considering annually nursing as a profession, Oder recognizes Stephanie Oder, BSN, RN, said she asks if they like to excellence think critically and if they like in nursing practice and professionalism and do well with time management. in South Carolina. Oder continued, “There are Oder was one of only 100 nurses selected through an in- literally hundreds of different tensely competitive, statewide jobs that nurses can perform nomination and ranking process and countless opportunities to be of service, that involved as our populahundreds of tion ages.” o u t s t a n d i n g “There are literally As for how n u r s e s . T h e hundreds of different to ensure that nominees were jobs that nurses can you can be evaluated by ready to start their employ- perform and countless each shift, ers, peers and opportunities to be of p r o f e s s i o n a l service, as our population O d e r s a i d , “Find a workorganizations place with across a wide ages.” -- Stephanie Oder, the same set variety of BSN, RN, of values that healthcare setyou have, and tings and spelook at how cialties. Oder was saluted for her they make decisions and how dedication to advancing the they carry them out. Make sure that the vision care of elders in the region through her dynamic education you have is aligned all the programs. She created and fa- way through the organization. cilitated one-on-one coaching, In this type of environment, skills building and seminars for even when you have to make hospital staff, skilled nursing difficult decisions, you will look forward to going to work and assisted living facilities. She has educated more than every day.” Oder, who lives with her 300 professionals and families in dementia and eldercare is- f a m i l y o n t h e c a m p u s o f sues, provided development Adawehi Institute and Wellness for new nurse leaders, been a Center in Columbus, has been nursing home administrator, in healthcare 17 years. She and has overseen a geriatric began as an apprentice to a lay psychiatric unit. Through her midwife before entering nursfocus on patient-centered care, ing. She is now chief quality Oder promoted and developed officer at Mary Black Health environments that maintained System in Spartanburg, S.C. - article submitted high patient satisfaction and by Roulettei Gildersleeve low staff turnover.

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Weight training assists in building a fuller life Over the years, I have served as head strength and performance coach to several teams and agencies. I have also worked with individual athletes in sports including football, basketball, tennis, horseback riding, baseball, martial arts, track and gymnastics. I’ve seen firsthand how strength training enhances athletic performance. I really enjoy working with athletes, but have found the same meaningful progress can be made by people doing everyday activities. With proper strategy, people can get remarkably stronger and gain better balance at any age. It doesn’t matter if you’re 12 or 92, you can still obtain great results. Let me give you an example. A few years ago, a lady come to me who was in her mid-80s.

She had never worked out be- tant than effort. Weight training fore, but I assured her I would is beneficial for people of all teach her everything she needed ages. It’s been shown to not to know. We started slow, and just turn the clock back for our she stuck with it and worked muscles, but our whole bodies. In addition, weight training hard. One day she came in with a is crucial when trying to lose big smile on her face. I asked body fat, because it raises metabolism. Liftwhat she was ing weights so happy Diet & Exercise about. To my by David Crocker properly is a great way to surprise she told me she could finally put build bone density too. It’s great dishes up on the top shelf of her to help create better balance. If kitchen cabinets, and had not you are going to begin a weight had the strength to do that in training program, I recommend years. I’d never thought about you get instruction from an things like that before. That was experienced trainer. This will the first time I truly realized just not only help keep you safe, but how many aspects of our lives accelerate your progress. Whether you’re a man or are affected by our strength, or woman, weight training can lack of it. When weight training, it’s change your life for the better. important to stick with it. Re- Learning to do weight training member, in the weight room, is a step by step process. Slow consistency is even more impor- and steady wins this race. Any-

one at any age can learn, but remember, be consistent and learn proper technique. You’ll be healthier and stronger for it. Diet or exercise question? Email 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 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.

We are still celebrating her life. “What you do for God will last.”

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A nearly new 2002 Kymco Cobra Scooter with just 800 miles will be raffled off at the Glassy Mountain Fire Department’s Rummage and Bake Sale, Saturday, May 4, 7:30 am – noon. Two helmets and battery charger are included.

11th annual Glassy Mountain Fire rummage and bake sale May 4 Glassy Mountain Fire Department (GMFD) announced that the 11th annual rummage and bake sale, an important fundraiser that benefits the fire department and the community, is set rain or shine for Saturday, May 4 from 7:30 a.m. to noon at the Beaver Dam Fire Station. Bargains will be found on everything from furniture, appliances, tools, sporting equipment, home décor, clothing, etc. plus homebaked goodies will also be available for sale. For more information, visit The station is located at 315 Beaver Dam Road, off Highway 25 (2.7 miles north of Route 11) The Glassy Mountain Fire Service Area was established in 1987 for the purpose of organizing a volunteer fire department to provide

fire/safety protection and a first response emergency unit within the community. The Glassy Mountain Fire Service Area covers 66 square miles with a population of 2,500 residents in the area known as The Dark Corner in northern Greenville County, which stretches from the east at the Spartanburg County line on Highway 14 to the west of Highway 25 and begins in the south near Highway 414 to the North Carolina state line. The district operates five fire stations – Glassy Mountain (Headquarters), Beaver Dam, Oak Grove, Dividing Water and Cliffs with approximately 40 volunteer firefighters and first responders. – article submitted by Sharyn Arnold

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Learn to slow down and iron napkins again Years ago I wrote a column about napkins. It is one column many of you commented on, probably because most of us “older folk” have ironed napkins, and the act of ironing napkins leads our minds into all different subjects of thought. Ironing napkins takes very little concentration, allowing us to daydream, and ponder. Today I was ironing those napkins of Allen’s great grandmother, Lucy Briscoe, which are still serving us well with only a few little holes to bespeak their age. Lucy died in 1943 at the age of 82, leading me to think that these napkins are probably close to 90 years old, assuming that she did not buy monogrammed napkins after she was 65 years old. What I was pondering while ironing was: “How many things have we thrown away, useful things, in those 90 years? How much knowledge has been lost? In an age when we seem to worship youth and

all things new, how many of those in nature, watching the trees, the “new and better” things are actually creeks, the worms and ants, and better, and how many are not? Most being still? Being still is what gives us time and permission to ponder, importantly, are we happier? Allen and I watched a documen- and to wonder. Since those napkins of Lucy tary last night called “Happy.” I recommend it highly. After a person’s Briscoe’s were made, we’ve been basic needs are met, accumulation of very busy. In the meantime we have material wealth does not make bring forgotten how to treat our allergies with herbs that happiness. The three big Conservation Corner grow nearby. We have capped our things that make Betsy Burdett springs and dug us happy are all wells that require intrinsic values: a feeling that there is a higher power electricity. We have forgotten how and a grand universe out there that to mend things that are broken or we cannot yet see, compassion for torn. We have forgotten how to live others, and having a support group ‘with’ the land rather than ‘off’ the land. We have forgotten how to be of family and friends. Amazingly, many of the people happy with less. Ginger and Riley Tickle were interviewed said the world of nature is proof to them that there is a higher on a hike recently with a group of power, that we are part of a much people, some of them “in shape” and bigger, grander picture. How many some not. After climbing up a long, of us learned about beauty, and har- steep incline, many of the hikers mony, and truth by being outside, were visibly anxious and agitated.

At the top of the climb there was a huge 300-plus-year-old oak tree. Ginger mentioned to the group that the tree holds strength and calmness, which we may be able to access with touch. She and Riley took time to touch and lean on the tree, soon followed by the rest of the group. Serenity infiltrated the group and they moved on, better after their encounter with the old tree than before. All of us reading this column are blessed to be living in one of the beautiful places in the entire world. We have water and clean air, and are surrounded by a generous, caring community. When you feel anxious or worried, do as our ancestors did: go outside. If it is raining and you can’t go outside, iron some napkins and start pondering all those things for which you are grateful. Then, go outside as soon as the sun comes out! Take the children with you.

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Letter to the Editor

Come together To the editor: I have had the pleasure of watching the renovation and transformation of the old Mill Springs School into the Mill Spring Agricultural Development & Community Center. Yesterday, I was there with a group of middle and high school students, which converges one Wednesday each month to volunteer to clean, paint, plant or weed something at the center since the transformation began. I saw the chalk board that states how many hours have been volunteered at the center; 13,000 hours of volunteer time have been placed into the center. College students, youth groups, scout troops, service groups, individuals, farmers, people who used to go to school there all have contributed in some way. The Mill Spring Agricultural Development & Community Center, my friends is a community effort. When one considers there are approximately 19,000 residents in the county, this is a very big number of volunteer hours. The development and transformation of this rundown school as well as the programs that have been offered at the center have helped to unify our county. When I first came to Polk County, I taught at Polk Central Middle school for four years, in that time I realized that this

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county had some fractures. It was evident there were huge lines that divided us. Each little community within the county was struggling to maintain its identity. Interaction was limited between these communities. Since the agri/ economic efforts of the past few years, I have noticed a huge leap in the development of our county’s community. The interactions at the farmers markets, the volunteer work at the center has increased awareness and interest in one of our county’s greatest assets: its people. I understand we are at a crossroads as to the future of some of these programs as well as agricultural/economic development in our county. In a world filled with economic uncertainties and political unrest, one resource that we should develop at all costs is the relationship to our neighbors. I understand there will be a meeting Monday, May 6, 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Mill Spring Agricultural Development & Community Center. County leadership and the community will discuss the future of many of these programs. I plan to attend and encourage everyone to attend as well. I also would like to invite everyone to join me in thoughts and prayers for the leadership of our county as they juggle the wants, needs and resources of our beautiful home, Polk County. – Lance Smith, Tryon

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Fold-androll cars at Saluda Elementary Third grade students test their fold-and-roll cars as part of an enrichment class taught by Kevin Burnett at Saluda Elementary School. The project is one of several funded by a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation to allow students to design, build and test a vehicle or structure, then collect and analyze data from the tests. (photo and article submitted by Kevin Burnett)

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Polk County’s most wanted plant: Small Whorled Pogonia In a joint effort to expand the under canopies that are near breaks knowledge and understanding in the canopy, such as a road or a of the flora of Polk County, the stream. It prefers acidic soils with Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) a thick layer of dead leaves, often and botanist, David Campbell on slopes. S m a l l need your help Whorled Pogoin locating this Polk County’s nia has a single, month’s “Most Most Wanted greenish-white Wanted—Plant,” Plants stem that grows Isotria medeoloiabout 10 inchdes, also known es tall when in by the common flower and about 14 inches when name, Small Whorled Pogonia. Small Whorled Pogonia is a rare bearing fruit. It gets its common native orchid in North Carolina. Its name from the five or six grayishstatus in the state is “Endangered” green leaves that form a single and it is ranked as “Imperiled,” whorl around the stem, beneath with 6-20 known populations in the flower and/or fruit. The leaves the state. The plant occurs in the are somewhat oblong and 1 to mountains and piedmont. It is 3.5 inches long. The flowers are found in forests, especially where yellowish-green with a greenishWhite Pine is also growing. This white lip and are about 0.5 to 1 inch orchid seems to require small long and appear mid-May through openings in the canopy and prefers early-June. Each flower has three areas with moderate to little ground sepals of equal length that spread cover. This orchid typically grows outward. The flowers are scentless,

This photo from a public domain site is of “Small Whorled Pogonia (Isotria medeoloides)”.

lack nectar and are primarily selfpollinating. The fruit, an upright ellipsoid capsule, appears later in the year. Small Whorled Pogonia is

found sporadically across the eastern United States and Canada. In North Carolina, there are no known (Continued on page 27)

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Yoga classes at Stearns Gym, May 8 Yoga continues at Stearns Gym in Columbus with a new six-week session from May 8 – June 12, every Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. There is a fee for the session. Elaina Prevett, a certified yoga

instructor who has been teaching for 15 years, leads the all-levels class. For more information, call the instructor at 828-894-5176. - article submitted by Elaina Prevett

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to make sure that the flora of Polk County is well represented in state records and herbaria (it currently is not). PAC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit conservation organization (land trust) founded in 1989 to protect and conserve the area’s natural resources (PAC’s mission). PAC works with area landowners to ensure the long-term protection of their property through voluntary conservation easements (agreements) which enable landowners to maintain ownership of their property, preserving precious natural resources (open lands, forests, wildlife habitat, scenic vistas, farmland, stream banks, etc.), and potentially obtain significant federal, state, and local tax benefits. PACs vision is a community living and growing in harmony with our natural resources and or goal is to provide a legacy that will endure and be valued by generations to come. PAC works diligently to provide leadership to encourage conservation and provide education programs emphasizing native species appreciation and responsible land use practices to help – save the places you love. - article submitted by Pam Torlina

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records of this orchid from Polk County, but it has been located in several counties, including the neighboring Henderson and Rutherford counties, as well as Burke, Cherokee, Haywood, Guilford, Jackson, Macon, Surry, McDowell and Transylvania counties. If you think that you have this species growing on your property, or know where it might be located, please contact PAC at 828-8595060, or e-mail comments, questions, or photos to landprotection@ Please rest assured that if this plant is located on your property, PAC, David Campbell, nor anyone else is interested in “telling you what you can/cannot do on your property”. That is the choice of the landowner; however, should a landowner be interested in managing the site to encourage the persistence of the species and/or preserving the land containing the species, PAC would be happy to assist. The purpose of this project is to gain a better understanding of the flora in Polk County, document the species present in the county and

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Sculpture opening reception May 4 Tryon Fine Arts Center will host an opening for the artists and for the public on Saturday, May 4 beginning at 4 p.m. in the Mahler Room at Tryon Fine Arts Center. The exhibit can be viewed in TFAC’s Gallery I, lobby and throughout the grounds. This juried exhibit and sale features local and regional artists. Wind Horse (pictured), 10’ sculpture made with steel, marble and locust by artist Dale McEntyre, can be found in the McMillan Garden. For more information, contact Tryon Fine Arts Center at 828-859-8322. (photo submitted by Marianne Carruth)

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TWGA update The Tryon Women’s Golf Association (TWGA) weekly event for April 30 was Captain’s Choice. In a scorecard playoff, the members of the winning team with a score of 32 were Peggy Henson, Frances McCain, Shirl Axtell and Helen Faber. Also with a score of 32, the members of the team in second place were Joyce Arledge, Patsy Hanskat and Betty Murray. Placing third with a score of 33 were Cynthia Terwilliger, Caroline Brown, Lynn Chalmers and Becky Kennedy. Golf was followed by the monthly luncheon/ meeting chaired by Becky Walker with the assistance of Joyce Lamb and Heidi Shull. The new golf carts, along with the delightful weather, added to the enjoyment of the day. The event for May 7 will be the first round of the President’s Bowl. As this is a net tournament, it is a particular favorite, and anyone can win. For more information, call or sign up at the Pro Shop. - article submitted by Betty Murray

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May blooms after showers make a tax-deductible donation to “The air is like a butterfly help sponsor Coon Dog Day, checks With frail blue wings. The happy earth looks at the sky can be mailed to Saluda City Hall, P.O. Box 248, Saluda, NC 28773 And sings.” ~ Joyce Kilmer, Spring marked as a contribution to Coon Welcome to May Saluda News Dog Day. Saluda Community Land and Notations! April showers bring May flow- Trust (SCLT) will next meet on ers, tis said ... and spring rain last May 15 at 5 p.m. at the Pavilion at weekend drummed steadily on McCreery Park; the next meeting is Saluda roofs: drip, drip, drip off my May 15 at the pavilion. SCLT phone metal porch roof — splashing down is 828-749-1560; (website is saludato the watering can, the garden’s If you haven’t renewed your fish pond overflowing under the membership by now, please send it lush green Japanese maple. Hardy in: only $25 a year, and funds support souls made it out for the open studio worthy projects. Join SCLT for an open house Art Trek weekend; umbrellas and at Twin Lakes, waterproof boots May 26 from helped. The first Saluda noon-5 p.m. hummingbird News & and see how appeared as Notations the work at the if by magic at lakes is coming my front porch, by Bonnie Bardos along! SCLT’s looking for necboard members tar: so I hustled to the kitchen to fix up some lunch for are: Nancy Barnett - president; Don my little hungry visitor. Next thing I Clapp - vice president; Chris Young know, the ticks will be knocking at - treasurer; Carolyn Ashburn - secrethe door as well. Why can’t we just tary; Nora Parks Anderson, Debbie shut those varmints out for good? Hahn, Dave Prudhomme, Elena Like the kudzu bugs, slugs and other Robison and John Savage. Art Notes: Don’t forget to mark pests, they don’t get a lunch invitation or a warm welcome around this your calendar for the Saluda Arts place. (Unless you consider putting Festival on May 18. Live music, art, out a saucer of beer for slugs to enjoy and fun in our small town with a big heart! There’ll be great food from as they slither to their demise.) Our delightful Saluda Tailgate local restaurants available: so plan Market starts on May 3 4:30 p.m. at on spending the whole day with us. Happy May Birthday to Amy the city parking lot off Main Street. Offerings throughout the growing Copeland, Corinne Gerwe, Mark season include fresh vegetables, Jackson, Cary Pace, Lisa Hipp, meat, fruit, honey, baked items, Trevor Young, Jemme Latell, Paul plants and much more. Learn more at Marion, Joe Brown, Jesse Thomas, or contact Shel- Margaret Sease and Lynn Cass. Please add your birthday to the list! ley DeKay at 828-606-5713. Thank you, dear readers for readSaluda Welcome Table is every Tuesday, dinner will be served from ing this column; as Walter Cronkite 5:30 -7 p.m. in the fellowship hall closed his evening news cast every of Saluda United Methodist Church. night with “And that’s the way it is,” I like to always close off by All welcome; donations accepted. Saluda School notes: Box-top saying thank you each and every collection containers are located in time! Thank you for often letting me the Saluda Public Library, Saluda know you enjoy (or at least read!) Post Office and Saluda Elementary this column. Keep in mind if you have someSchool Office. 50th Annual Coon Dog Day thing of note, feel free to contact (July 6) notes: Registration is now me at; or 749up and running for the Coon Dog 1153. You may also visit my website Day 5K race. Also, if you’d like to at

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Polk County mens capture Western Highlands 2A track championship by Jenny Wolfe

May 1 brought an afternoon full of pride as the Polk County men’s track team dominated 10 of the 18 events on its home track in the 2A Western Highlands Conference Championships. The team took first place in the 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and 3200- meter races as well as the 4x800, 4x400, pole vault and triple jump events. The domination continued with clean sweeps including first, second and third place finishes in the 200; 3,200 and pole vault events. The following Polk athletes were conference champions in an individual event or relay (with number of titles following their names): Jacob Collins(3), Matthew Darden(3), Mason Umlauf(2), Morgan Pratt(2), Kevin Angier, Mitchell Brown, Sean Doyle, Eli Hall, Reece Schlabach and Jacob Wolfe. Polk also grabbed the male and female WHC Most Valuable Runner awards. Polk’s Jacob Collins won the men’s 800; 1,600 and 3,200 meter events and was named WHC Most Valuable Runner. Polk’s Shea Wheeler won the women’s 800; 3,200 and was a member of the first-place 4x800 Relay team and was named conference Most Valuable Runner. The Lady Wolverine track team took Conference Runner-Up with only 12 athletes to fill 18 events. Lacee Keller won Coach Wolfe’s “Wolferine Warrior” award for running more miles than any other Polk athlete; scoring in the 4x800, 1600, 3200 and 4x400. Keller and others unselfishly stepped up to help the shorthanded women’s team, many

filling events outside their realm of specialty. The following were Conference Champions in an individual event or relay: Wheeler (3), Keller (2), Autumn Miller(2), Shelby Wells(2), Charlie Bullock, Mary Shannon Eargle and Maggie Phipps. Team overall scores: Owen 114, Polk 84, Mountain Heritage 35, Madison 2. The Wolverines are coached by Alan Peoples, Scott Harding, Jenny Wolfe, Amanda Simoncic, Cathy Elliott, Jim McGrane, Dewayne Elliott, Val Simoncic, Carrie Baris, Ben Johnson and Kay McGrane. Qualifying Wolverines will compete Saturday, May 11 at the Western Regional Meet in Bunker Hill, N.C. Women Shot Put (4 kilogram) Finals: 1. Charlie Bullock, Polk County, 32-09; 3. Tameeia Goodlet-Brown, Polk County, 2705.50; 7. Savannah Robbins, Polk County, 18-11. Women Discus Throw (1 kilogram): 2. Charlie Bullock, Polk County, 82-11; 4. Shea Wheeler, Polk County, 71-00; 6. Tameeia Goodlet-Brown, Polk County. Women Long Jump: 3. Mary Shannon Eargle, Polk County, 13-00.50; 7. Maggie Phipps, Polk County, 12-00; 8. Erica Metcalf, Polk County, 10-10.50. Women Triple Jump: 4. Sabryn Mullins, Polk County, 24-06. Women 4x800 Meter Relay: 1. Polk County Wolverines 12:45.72. Women 100-Meter Dash: 2. Autumn Miller, Polk County, 14.02; 3. Sabryn Mullins, Polk County, 14.05; 5. Kianna PettyDavis, Polk County, 15.16.

PCHS men’s track and field team won the WHA 2A track championship. (photo submitted by Jenny Wolfe)

Women 4x200 Meter Relay: 2. Polk County Wolverines 2:16.13. Women 1600-Meter Run: 4. Lacee Keller, Polk County, 7:38.39. Women 4x100 Meter Relay: 2. Polk County Wolverines 58.76. Women 400 Meter Dash: 3. Autumn Miller, Polk County, 1:05.46; 4. Mary Shannon Eargle, Polk County, 1:06.93. Women 300 Meter Hurdles: 3. Erica Metcalf, Polk County,

1:02.34; 4. Savannah Robbins, Polk County, 1:05.45. Women 800 Meter Run: 1. Shea Wheeler, Polk County, 2:49.63; 3. Shelby Wells, Polk County, 3:01.41. 6. Maggie Phipps, Polk County, 3:19.56. Women 200 Meter Dash: 1. Autumn Miller, Polk County, 28.89; 3. Mary Shannon Eargle, Polk County, 29.42; 5. Sabryn Mullins, Polk County, 29.85. (Continued on page 31)

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Women 3200 Meter Run: 1. Shea Wheeler, Polk County, 15:09.32; 3. Lacee Keller, Polk County, 17:25.83. Women 4x400 Meter Relay: 1. Polk County Wolverines 5:00.12. Men Shot Put (12 pound): 3. Caleb Byers, Polk County, 37-05; 5. Lucas Williams, Polk County, 36-01; 8. Stephen Stimac, Polk County, 35-00.50. Men Discus Throw (1.6 kilo): 7. Ralph Jennings, Polk County, 88-10; 9. Caleb Byers, Polk County, 86-05; 12. Stephen Stimac, Polk County, 80-08. Men Long Jump: 3. Reece Schlabach, Polk County, 18-08; 4. Anthony Carson, Polk County, 18-05; 5. Lucas Williams, Polk County, 18-03. Men Triple Jump: 1. Morgan Pratt, Polk County, 40-02.50; 2. Reece Schlabach, Polk County,

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37-07; 4. Anthony Carson, Polk County, 36-04. 5. Men High Jump: 4. Sean Doyle, Polk County, 4-10. Men Pole Vault: 1. Kevin Angier, Polk County, 11-00; 2. Mason Umlauf, Polk County, 8-00. 3. Anthony Marino, Polk County, 7-06. Men 4x800 Meter Relay: 1. Polk County Wolverines 9:19.23. Men 110 Meter Hurdles: 4. Morgan Pratt, Polk County, 17.92; 6. Anthony Marino, Polk County, 19.09. Men 100 Meter Dash: 1. Matthew Darden, Polk County, 11.65; 3. Lucas Williams, Polk County, 11.92; Men 4x200 Meter Relay: Polk County Wolverines 1:45.63. Men 1600 Meter Run: 1. Jacob Collins, Polk County, 4:44.54; 3. Sean Doyle, Polk County, 4:59.79; 5. Jacob Wolfe, Polk County, 5:17.48 Men 4x100 Meter Relay: 2. Polk County Wolverines 49.36. Men 400 Meter Dash: 1. Mason Umlauf, Polk County, 52.77;



Most valuable runners at the 2A Western Highlands Conference Track Meet were Polk County’s Jacob Collins and Shea Wheeler. (photo by Jenny Wolfe)

2. Matthew Darden, Polk County, 53.87; 9. Connor O’Hearn, Polk County, 1:03.43. Men 300 Meter Hurdles: 5. Morgan Pratt, Polk County, 47.33; 7. Anthony Marino, Polk County, 50.53; 8. Kevin Angier, Polk County, 50.96. Men 800 Meter Run: 1. Jacob Collins, Polk County, 2:09.39; 3. Eli Hall, Polk County, 2:20.70; 5. Sean Doyle, Polk County, 2:23.30.

Men 200 Meter Dash: 1. Matthew Darden, Polk County, 23.48; 2. Lucas Williams, Polk County, 24.28; 3. Mason Umlauf, Polk County, 24.91. Men 3200 Meter Run: 1. Jacob Collins, Polk County, 10:46.32; 2. Mitchell Brown, Polk County, 11:36.92; 3. Jake Russell, Polk County, 11:44.00. Men 4x400 Meter Relay: 1. Polk County Wolverines 3:45.07.

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Cardinals host Upper State track meet

Landrum High School Cardinal Samuel Jessup Robinson leaps over hurdles during the 2013 District Track and Field Championships held Friday, April 26. Landrum plays host to the Upper State Track and Field meet Saturday, May 4 beginning at 11 a.m. (photo by Lorin Browning)

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Hunter Pace for HOPE benefit rescheduled to May 19 Heavy rain in April has forced the postponement of Steps to HOPE 10th annual Hunter Pace for HOPE, previously scheduled to take place on May 5 at Greenspace and Golden Hills of Fairview in Landrum. The new date for the pace is Sunday, May 19 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the same location. For more information, visit www. or call 8942340. Shown are supporters at last year’s Hunter Pace for HOPE, from left, sponsor Patty Otto; board members Larry Wassong, Elaine Belk and Pat Sutphin; Steps to HOPE Executive Director Rachel Ramsey; board members Helen Gilbert and Lynn Kirkwood. (photo by Debra Backus)




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‘Fourth Grade Gym Class’ Editor’s Note: Chelsea Regoni was winner of the student Sidney Lanier Poetry Award. by Chelsea Regoni

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‘The Barn’ Editor’s Note: Lee Stockdale was winner of the adult division Sidney Lanier Poetry Award. by Lee Stockdale

The resistance nonexistent Phantom ghosts or pathetically inept They said there’d be one candle in the window There might as well be a candle In every window of every house in the village There’s straw everywhere They’ve scattered it all over the streets Like a bandage To heal them Make everything all right To cover the putrid smell Women shrieking What are they shrieking for?

girl who picked up a club and tasted the freeze of air as sphere came rushing in and her arms swung like seesaws. Consider the leather as it rushed toward her, smoothing tension into the children’s breathing and the club was lost to the feet of caterpillar after the impact of wood against cow skin and the tips of feet pounding against the earth. She pressed herself into the air and flew across diamonds before her knees and chin tasted filth, the quiet of winning for the first time. Later, she will spiral the victory around her tongue, push it against her teeth. She will think ofAndrew and how he crouched like a field of lions, waiting for her to hush herself into submission. She will consider her arms as they reached toward Andrew. Consider her lips as they pushed into his feet. This is nothing Cur dogs licking bones Children Wide, terrified eyes In bombed-out stairwells What could you do? Put her in your backpack? I had nothing We had nothing We felt like savages Not conquering heroes Pride! No one had any pride Dignity, pride In the sewer For what? For pride We found a barn And collapsed inside Tobin starts blabbering To the pigeons To the lantern’s waltzing shad(Continued on page 35)

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St. Luke CME Church celebrates Women’s Day May 19 The women of St. Luke CME Church will celebrate their annual Women’s Day program on Sunday, May 19 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The speaker for the 11 a.m. service will be Rev. LaShae Young Bagwell from Bunton CME Church in Spartanburg, S.C., with music provided by

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ows Tobin! Shut up! Go to sleep! He’s onto the swastika now Ruminating Says it’s really an okay symbol It’s got sty-yle I got up and took down the lantern Crashed it across his California skull The straw went up in flames We tried to put it out The Captain says Forget it Get your gear and get out We invade these people’s houses Bully our way in They feign a welcome What could they do? I went into one and turned right around Eyes so confused Soldiers! Americans! Teeth literally chattering In unison Four or five families Huddled Cowering in a corner Waiting to be murdered That sound Teeth audibly clicking I thought You know Teeth chattering It’s just a saying I still hear teeth clicking I wished I was back In the burning barn

the St. Luke’s Women’s Day Choir. The 3 p.m. speaker will be Rev. Hattie Dewberry, pastor of FCH church in Hendersonville, N.C., with music provided by her church choir. A repast will follow. - article submitted by Kimberly Porter

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It’s ok to Tee It Forward

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Shoot better scores, have more drives carry 100 yards or less play the 3,000 course, if your drives carry fun and play faster. 150 play the 4,000 course, with 190 Is it possible to do all that? It is if you simply – tee it for- yard drives play the 5,500 course. ward. Tee it forward is an awareness Over 200 yard drives should look campaign to encourage golfers to for 6,000 yards and up. TCC has play the course also had these at a length that Swing Into tees rated by the best suits their Spring Carolinas Golf abilities. It alMarc Brady Association so all lows golfers to players can post hit approach their scores and shots into greens using more lofted clubs – make receive a USGA handicap. So, any more pars and birdies, play faster golfer can play from any of the different lengths and compete against and have fun. To insure that everyone at Tryon others using their handicap. During our instruction clinics Country Club (TCC) has a proper set of tees to play from we have and lessons we have found that the added two new sets of markers shorter ‘FUN’tees have been perfect called the ‘FUN’ tees. This allows for beginner golfers, our junior playus to accommodate players of ev- ers and especially our senior players. They are all having more fun, enery level of ability and age. These courses give us five 18-hole layouts joying the game more and shooting with varying yardages of 3,028; better scores. Call Marc or Buddy at 828-859-9561 for more information 4,020; 5,531; 5,666 and 6,255. The rule of thumb is that is your on ‘Tee It Forward.’

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It’s spring in our beautiful foot- Food Foothills, Holly Wild Zoo, hills and our community calendar Po-Kitties and Wild at Heart Aniis bursting with great things to do. mal Rehab. The event promises to take place rain or shine. For more Saturday’s line up includes: The ninth annual PACWalk information call 828-859-9021 or for Preservation at Tryon Estates. visit their website Sculpture 2013 at the Tryon This annual event, which helps to support preservation of lands in Fine Arts Center through May our area, begins at 10 a.m. with 30 is a juried regional sculpture check-in from 9 – 9:45 a.m. If you exhibition and sale. The opening are in shape and would enjoy an reception from 4-7 p.m. will be early morning run then you might held at the Mahler room at the centry the PACRun 5K Trail Run. The ter located at 34 Melrose Avenue, Tryon. For more run begins at 8 a.m. with checkPublisher’s i n f o r m a t i o n , www.tryin from 7:15 to Notebook visit 7:45 a.m. For Another more informaby Betty Ramsey family friendtion, call 859ly event is the 5060 or visit Hunter Derby, hosted by the Blue their website Hungry and want a great Ridge Hunter Jumper Association southern style breakfast? The at 5:30 p.m. at Harmon Field. All Democratic Women’s Breakfast proceeds will benefit the St. Luke’s Fundraiser at the headquarters in Hospital Foundation. The dinner Columbus offers pancakes, sau- is served ringside and features sage, egg casserole, biscuits and Foothills Mountain BBQ with side more. Breakfast will be served dishes and ice cream sundaes for from 8-10:30am, minimum dona- dessert. Call Meshelle Colvin at tion is requested and everyone is 828-894-2693 for tickets. In Saluda Green River Adveninvited. For more information, tures seventh annual Spring Green call 894-3219. Celebrate Our Earth at FENCE Bash block party starts at 5:30 p.m. is a family friendly event that and is a community favorite. Enjoy promises to be great fun. From 1-5 great food, music and refreshments p.m. you’ll be entertained with mu- at 111 East Main Street, Saluda. The Steps to HOPE Hunter sic, a magician, storytellers, nature crafts, inflatables and face painting Pace event at Greenspace of Fairfor the little ones, an art show, a view has been rescheduled for dove release and more. You’ll May 19. For more information on events even enjoy free snacks, drinks and giveaways. Stroll through the happening this weekend (yes there presentations and booths of the are plenty more) visit our website Foothills Humane Society, Slow at

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How health insurance marketplaces will help early retirees Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about the new Obamacare health insurance exchanges that begin next year? I am interested in retiring early at age 61, but need to find some affordable health insurance until my Medicare benefits begin at 65. ~ Ready to Retire Dear Ready, The new health insurance exchanges – also known as Health Insurance Marketplaces – that begin in 2014 will be a welcome benefit to millions of Americans who need health insurance, especially uninsured baby boomers and pre-Medicare retirees who often have a difficult time finding affordable coverage. How it will work As part of the Affordable Care Act, starting Oct. 1 you will be able to shop and compare health insurance policies in your area, and enroll in one directly through your state’s Health Insurance Marketplace website. The policies will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014. You’ll also be happy to know that federal law dictates that Marketplace insurers cannot deny you coverage or charge you higher rates based on pre-existing health conditions, and they can’t charge women more than men. But, they can charge older customers more than younger ones – up to three times more. Every state will have a Marketplace, but each state can choose

Savvy Senior how it will operate. Seventeen states and the District of Columbia will run their own state-based Marketplace, seven states will partner with the federal government, and 26 states will offer federal Marketplaces. The differences between federal and state programs will be subtle. You will be able to access your state’s Health Insurance Marketplace at The policies available through these Marketplaces will be sold by insurance companies and will provide a package of 10 essential benefits, including emergency services, hospital care, lab services, prescription drugs, doctor visits, preventive care and rehab services. To make shopping and comparing a little easier, the health plans will be divided into four different levels – bronze, silver, gold and platinum – each offering similar benefits but with a different cost structure. The bronze plan will have the lowest monthly premiums but have highest out-of-pocket costs, while the platinum plans will have the highest premiums but the lowest deductibles and co-payments. The Marketplaces will also offer a toll-free hotline to help you choose a plan that meets your needs and budget. These helpers aren’t associated with any particular plan, and they aren’t on any type of commission, so the help they give you

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Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays, 5:30 p.m., Tryon United Methodist Church, New Market Road in Tryon. Male Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Mondays, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Landrum Library, yoga class 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Limited to first 30 people for small fee. Thermal Belt Stamp Club will meet the first Monday of every month at Isothermal Community College in Columbus at 7 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays, 8 p.m., Columbus Presbyterian Church.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit Tuesdays, Ozone Drive and Hwy. 176, Saluda. Polk County Transportation Authority makes a regular trip to Hendersonville on the first and third Tuesday of each month. 894-8203.

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