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Tryon Daily Bulletin

The World’s Smallest Daily Newspaper

Vol. 85 / No. 193

Tryon, N.C. 28782

Thursday, November 2, 2012

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From Barney’s woods to Hollywood Owens to star on Discovery’s “Moonshiners” Don’t forget to set your clocks back this weekend. Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 a.m. Various fire departments around the county have also suggested residents take this opportunity to change the batteries in their smoke detectors to ensure they are in working order.

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


Care Fair 2012: Friday, Nov. 2, from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Tryon. Get glucose level checks, service information for caregivers and hear from speakers. For more information, call St. Luke’s Hospital at 828-894-2408. Saluda Center, Friday events: chair exercise, 9:30 a.m.; Trash Train, 10 a.m.; NA Meeting, 8 p.m. For more activities, email saludacen(Continued on page 2)

by Leah Justice

What started as a memorial to his longtime friend and local moonshining legend Barney Barnwell has landed Columbus native Josh Owens starring on reality television. Owens, 35, will be one of the stars of the upcoming season of Moonshiners, which begins on the Discovery channel next Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 10 p.m. Owens is seen in the preview for the show saying, “I tend to be the guy that’s always at the wrong place at the right time…. or the right place at the wrong time.” He is described by the Discovery channel as an “all around madman” who spends time on his motorcycle with his dog Cutie Pie riding shotgun on (Continued on page 8)

Josh Owens shown with his homemade pig smoker will appear on the Discovery show "Moonshiners" to air Nov. 7. (photo by Leah Justice)

Early voting/registration ends tomorrow Almost 6k votes cast by Thursday, Nov. 1 by Leah Justice

Early voting in Polk County will end tomorrow, Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. at three locations. Voting can be done on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Serving Polk County and Upper Spartanburg and Greenville Counties

at the Polk County Board of Elections Office on the second floor of the Womack building in (Continued on page 4)


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ter@hotmail.com or visit www. saluda.com. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Friday activities include movie matinee at 10 a.m. and bingo or movie at 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. Seniors on Sobriety (SOS), AA Meeting, Fridays at noon, Polk County Chamber of Commerce Building, 2753 Lynn Rd. (Hwy 108), Tryon. 828-8940293. Upstairs Artspace, “Heated Exchange,” a major international exhibit of encaustic art, on display through Nov. 17. Workshops in encaustic techniques also available. For more information, visit www.upstairsartspace.org, call 828-859-2828 or stop by the gallery at 49 S. Trade St., Tryon. American Legion Post 250, weekly bingo games, Fridays, 7 p.m., 43 Depot St., Tryon. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Smoke-free. Narcotoics Anonymous, Saluda Senior Center, Friday, 8 p.m.


Democratic Women’s Big Country Breakfast fundraiser, Saturday, Nov. 3 8 - 11 a.m. at the Democratic Headquarters on Columbus. Blueberry pancakes, sausage, egg casserole and more for a donation. Everyone welcome. 828-894-3219. Green Creek Community

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Center, Zumba class, Saturdays, 9 a.m. Lanier Library Book Lovers meet Sat. Nov. 3 at Lanier Library at 9:30 a.m. to discuss books they’ve enjoyed. Open to all book lovers. 828-859-9535. Grassroots Art Project, holds art classes to benefit Lennie’s Fund and the Humane Society, Saturdays from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. There is no fee for the class and all materials will be provided. Classes are held at the Holy Cross Episcopal Church on Melrose Ave. in Tryon. Call 828899-0673 for more information. Clean up day at the Mill Spring Ag Center Rose Garden, Saturday, Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. Volunteers needed for weeding, grooming the roses and general clean up. Contact Paul Zimmerman at paulzimmermanroses@ icloud.com for more information. Mill Spring VFW Post 10349, will hold turkey shoots Saturdays at 10 a.m. until December at the VFW hall on Hwy. 108. For more information, contact 828-894-5098. Polk County Historical Association, open Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. Tryon Fine Arts Center, Kindermusik and children’s art classes, Saturdays through Nov. 17. Call 828-859-8322 ext. 213 for more information. Turkey Shoots, for Mill Spring VFW Post 10349 will take place on Saturdays until December from 10 a.m. until at the VFW hall on Hwy. 108. For more information, call 828-894-5098. Tryon Fine Arts Center, Oil painting class for teens with Margaret Curtis, Saturdays, noon - 3 p.m. TDDA Tryon Gallery Trot Nov. 3, 5 p.m. Participating galleries include The Upstairs Artspace, Skyuka Fine Art, Green River Gallery, Vines & Stuff, the Book Shelf, Pine Crest Inn, and Tryon Painters & Sculptors.


CROP Walk, The 2012 Foothills CROP Walk against local and worldwide hunger will be

Friday, November 2, 2012

Local Weather Forecast:



Moon Phase

Today: Sunny, no chance of rain. High 66, low 40. Saturday: Sunny, with no chance of rain. High 69, low 49.



Sunday: Few showers, with a 30 percent chance of rain. High 65, low 48. Monday: Partly cloudy, with 20 percent chance of rain. High 61, low 43. Wednesday’s weather was: High 60, low 40, no rain.

held at Harmon Field, Sunday, Nov. 4 beginning at 2 p.m.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Mondays, Harmon Field/Tryon, 7 a.m. - noon. Polk County Democratic Headquarters, open Monday Friday, Oct. 15 - Nov. 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Get candidate and election information and register to vote. 828-894-0539. 64 Ward St., next to sheriff's office in Columbus. 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 saludacenter@hotmail.com or visit www.saluda.com. The 1940s Radio Hour, The Tryon Little Theater's nostalgic musical "The 1940s Radio Hour" opens Thursday at the Workshop, 516 S. Trade Street, to play Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. through November 18. The box office is open Monday-Saturday 10-1. Reservations: 828-859-2466. 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 864-457-7278. The Meeting Place Senior Center, sing-along, 10 a.m.; senior fitness, 11 a.m.; bingo or bead class 12:30 p.m. 828-8940001. Christian Fellowship Lun-

cheon, TJ’s Cafe, Tryon, Mondays except holidays, noon - 1 p.m.; food, fellowship and discussion of relevant issues; interdenominational. 859-5051. Chess Club, Mondays, 12:30 p.m., recreation room, LaurelHurst Apartments, Columbus. Open to anyone in community. 894-3336. Ground Covering Gardening Seminar, “Ground covers for the foothills” gardening seminar presented by Master Gardener Jeanine Gauen on Monday, Nov. 5 at 1:30 p.m. at Isothermal Community College in Columbus. Open to the public. For more information, call 828-894-8509. The Polk Soil and Water Conservation District Board Meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 5 at 3:30 p.m. in the Mill Spring Agricultural and Community Center. The public is invited. Call 828-894-8550 for more information. BOC Meeting Cancelled, The Nov. 5 Board of Commissioners meeting is cancelled. Harmon Field Board of Supervisors next meeting will be on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Public welcome. Information: 828-859-6655. Please submit Curb Reporter items in writing at least two days prior to publication. Items must include a name and telephone number of a contact person. Items will be printed in order by date of event, as space allows.

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Creepy & Crafty Above: In Landrum a creepy mad scientist, Jack Clark, trick or treats with Kearns White and Patrick Clark. Elizalee Suber's family went all out for her "Mermaid in a bathtub" costume creating scales and a fake tub with water. See more pictures from Landrum, Tryon and other strolls on www.tryondailybulletin.com. (photos by Leah Justice)



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downtown Columbus, the Mill Spring Fire Department and the Green Creek Family Life Center. As of Thursday afternoon, 5,993 votes had been cast either by early voting or absentee ballots, according to the Polk County Elections Office. Early voting began Oct. 18 and has seen one of the largest turnouts in several years. During the 2008 election, which was the last presidential election, Polk County voted 7,850 total early votes, including one-stop and absentee. So far this year, Republicans are leading in early votes by casting 2,175 of the total. Democrats are right behind with 2,049 votes with Unaffiliated voters casting 1,761 early votes and Libertarians casting eight total votes. Of the total 5,993 early votes so far, 5,395 have been early votes with the remainder being absentee ballots. This year’s voting machines have come with sensitivity. The N.C. State Board of Elections this year sent voter alerts which are posted at all three Polk County locations that say the touchscreen of the machines are sensitive and voters should check the summary at the end and carefully review the ballot to ensure it is accurate. The alert also directs voters to an attendance for assistance if needed. The Bulletin received one complaint that a machine cast a wrong vote for the president, but the board of elections office has received no complaints regarding any problems this year. Any issues with machines should be filed in writing with the elections office. Saturday, Nov. 3 is also the last day to register to vote as long as early voting is also done. Polk voters have several local and state races this year besides the presidential election. There are three seats open this year on the board of commis-

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sioners. Incumbents Renée McDermott (D) and Tom Pack (R) are running to keep their seats, challenged by newcomers Emily Bartlett (D), Russell Mierop (D), Michael Gage (R) and Keith Holbert (R). Current commissioner Cindy Walker did not seek re-election this year. The clerk of courts position is also open, with acting clerk Pam Hyder (D) running against Marche Pittman (R). Hyder was appointed clerk following the retirement of former clerk Charlene Owens last year. The other Polk County position up for re-election this year is register of deeds, with incumbent Sheila Whitmire (R) running unopposed. North Carolina voters will choose several state positions. Walter Dalton (D), Barbara Howe (L) and Pat McCrory (R) are running for N.C. governor; Linda Coleman (D) and Dan Forest (R) are running for lieutenant governor; Beth Wood (D) and Debra Goldman (R) are running for N.C. auditor and Walter Smith (D) and Steve Troxler (R) are running for commissioner of agriculture. Other state races include Elaine Marshall (D) and Edward Charles Goodwin (R) for N.C. Secretary of State; June Atkinson (D) and John Tedesco (R) for superintendent of public instruction and Janet Cowell (D) and Steven L. Royal (R) for state treasurer. Two Polk County residents are running for N.C. House and Senate seats this year. Polk’s George Alley (D) is running against Chris Whitmire (R) for the N.C. House of Representatives seat for district 113. Polk’s Phil Feagan (D) is running against Ralph Hise (R) for the N.C. Senate seat for district 47. Polk voters will choose between Patsy Keever (D) and Patrick McHenry (R) for U.S. House of Representatives, District 10. For Polk’s judicial district 29B, (Continued on page 6)

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Columbus awarded $10,000 grant from community foundation The Town of Columbus announced a grant award of $10,000 from the Polk County Community Foundation Unrestricted Grants fund. This grant will be used by Columbus to join the Handmade in America program. Handmade in America is a non-profit organization based in Asheville that strives to grow local economies by placing an emphasis on craft and the artisans who create it. Town Manager Jonathan Kanipe said the grant, and subsequent partnership with Handmade in America, will benefit Columbus for years to come. “This generous grant from the Polk County Community Foundation allows the town to move forward with a proactive economic development guide and prepare us for the next 10-15 years.” The grant enables the town to finance the development of a community assessment integral to the Handmade in America process. During this community assessment, Columbus will seek feedback from members of the community regarding the town’s direction for the future. The funding also allows the town to invest in its intangible infrastructure -- economic development and cultural heritage. Councilwoman Ernestine Kan played an integral part in secur-

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district court judges Mack Brittain and Athena Brooks are running unopposed. Other district court seats are open, including a race between William Cathey and Emily Cowan for the seat currently held by David Fox and a race between Robin L. Bowen and Peter Knight for Knight’s seat. Early voting can also be

“This generous grant ... allows the town to move forward with a proactive economic development guide and prepare us for the next 10-15 years.” – Jonathan Kanipe

ing the grant and has participated with Handmade in America’s craft programs. Kan said this grant helps the town maintain a positive, “hometown” direction for the future. Kan said Columbus “will always remember the trust they [the community foundation] put in us with this grant.” Handmade in America currently serves 13 small towns in 10 counties throughout Western North Carolina, including Chimney Rock Village, Bakersville in Mitchell County and Old Fort in McDowell County. Over the past 15 years, Handmade in America small towns have attracted more than $52 million in investment and created hundreds of new jobs for local economies. For more information about Handmade in America, visit www. handmadeinamerica.org. – article submitted by Jonathan Kanipe

done today, Friday, Nov. 2 at the Polk County Board of Elections Office from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. and at the Mill Spring Fire Department and Green Creek Family Life Center from noon to 7 p.m. Absentee ballots must be received by the Polk County Board of Elections office by Monday, Nov. 5 by 5 p.m. Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 6 where all seven Polk polling places will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.

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Josh Owens rides around the area on his Harley Davidson with dog, Cutie Pie. (photo by Leah Justice)

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the handlebars. “Lumberjack, biker, moonshiner and all around madman, Josh splits his time between South and North Carolina. Long before he became a moonshiner, Josh had a career as a professional superbike and motocross racer. These days, Josh’s motorcycle time is spent on the road with his dog Cutie Pie riding shotgun on the handlebars,” says Owens’ biography on Discovery’s website at dsc.discovery.com/ moonshiners. Owens owns Tree and Yard Busters in Polk County and spends most of his time climbing and removing trees, working a bobcat and dump truck and clearing land. He said he begged Barnwell to let him build an underground still for him for years. Barnwell landed a reality show on the History Channel and finally told Owens to build the underground room that would be used as a stage for Barnwell’s band, the Plum Hollow Band during the day and a still at night. Just as Owens got started, Barnwell had two strokes and died at age 58. Owens said after Barnwell landed the show he told Owens he was going from “Barney’s woods to Hollywood.” Owens and his friend Billy Canny, also on the Moonshiners show, stayed at the hospital for two

weeks prior to Barnwell passing and decided to carry out the project as a memorial to Barnwell. “I had no idea any of this was going to happen,” Owens said. “I just built this up and did it for Barney. It’s just a miracle in itself. Heck, (the Discovery channel producers) were gone. The fact that I did something to do the right thing and it turned into all this is crazy.” They finished the project in Barnwell’s memory and about a year later, Barnwell’s wife, Debbie got a phone call from Discovery asking if Owens and Canny did the project. “They liked it so much they came out from New York and California and said they wish they could have seen me doing this,” Owens said. The Discovery channel producers said they needed some wrap up of shows they did with Barnwell, so Owens said his wheels started spinning. “I asked them, what if I build an addition with a tunnel and another utility room and an outhouse as an escape route,” Owens said. “They liked that so much they asked me if I wanted a TV show and I said ‘heck yeah.’” O w e n s a n d C a n n y, o f Spartanburg, have been filming the show since the spring. They will film their last episode next (Continued on page 10)

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week as the show premiers. Owens said he’s spent more on this project than he’s getting paid to be on the show, but he did it for Barnwell. “It means everything to me,” Owens said. “Barney was my best friend and when he died it would have been easy to lose steam in the project but finishing it in his memory gave me a reason to carry it out and have something else to remember Barney by.” Owens said he knew Barnwell for about 10 years and he was not only a best buddy but a mentor. Barnwell put on the annual Moonshine Reunion and the Plum Hollow Festival in South Carolina. “Barney was a genius,” Owens said. “A historian who knew all about moonshining. Barney was a legend and so much more than just a guy who liked to party.” Owens said he’s put every ounce of energy into this project and sacrificed everything to get to this point. “Every time we’ve done anything on this project we’ve hit the wall,” Owens said. “There have been so many problems but we pushed through it. When you watch the show you’ll see. We’ve done everything but kill each other.” Owens said he’s been through so much he feels like this could change his life. He has a 2-yearold daughter, Reese, and said he simply wants to make a good life for her. Owens’ mother Cindy Owens died last year of cancer and Owens’ life has not been an easy road. “I’ve been shot, stabbed, hit by a car, hung in a three-phased power line, got my nose bit in half, fell off a cliff, had my knee blown out, broke my collar bone, tailbone, broke one wrist once and the other twice and had my hand crushed,” Owens said. “I’ve been through hell, but if you truly believe in something you can make it happen.”

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“Barney was my best friend and when he died it would have been easy to lose steam in the project but finishing it in his memory gave me a reason to carry it out and have something else to remember Barney by.” -- Josh Owens

About making it on the show, Owens said, “I’m the luckiest, unluckiest SOB you’ve ever met in your life.” To find out more about Owens, see a feature on him in the December issue of the Bulletin’s Life in our Foothills. From the show Moonshiners Making moonshine in the United States has been linked with the Whiskey Rebellion during the 1790s. Under President George Washington, a federal tax was imposed on whiskey, which farmers rebelled against and it caused a rise in illegal distillers. Discovery’s website says even the origins of NASCAR have been linked back to the skilled driving of moonshiners eluding law enforcement. Moonshiners-Get Your ‘Shine On! tells the story of those who brew shine in the Appalachia. Viewers witness practices that are rarely, if ever, seen on television and meet local legends of moonshining. “Think the days of bootleggers, backwoods stills and ‘white lighting’ are over?” states the Moonshiners website. “Not a chance! It’s a multi-million dollar industry. But perhaps more importantly to the moonshiners, it’s a tradition dating back hundreds of years, passed down to them from their forefathers. It’s part of their history and culture. While this practice is surprisingly alive and well, it’s not always legal.”

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Dickson receives 2012 SCAPES award The SCAPES (South Carolina Association for Physical Education and Sport) Honors and Awards committee has selected Laura Dickson, O.P. Earle’s P.E. educator, to receive the 2012 SCAPES Teacher of the Year Award for the elementary school physical education level. The honors and awards committee selected Dickson for her contributions to the field of physical education. O.P. Earle Principal Brian Murray said, “Mrs. Dickson has a passion for children and believes strongly that all students should develop healthy living habits. Her classroom is

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Polk County sheriff’s office report During the week from Oct. 24 through Oct. 30, 2012, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office answered 406 service calls. Officers made one failure to appear in court arrest, arrested one on larceny charges and made one order for arrest. Citations included 25 issued for speeding, one for expired registration and one inspection

violation. Officers served 16 civil papers, took 11 incident reports, completed 267 church checks, 456 business checks, 73 residential checks and patrolled 6,126 miles. The sheriff ’s office also provided traffic control for a bicycle ride that brought approximately 1,100 cyclists through the county on Sat., Oct. 27.

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Polk district court results Oct. 24, 2012 session: In Polk County District Court held Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 with Judge David K. Fox presiding, 138 cases were heard. Some cases were continued, dismissed or sent to superior court. The following persons were convicted of a crime (names are printed as they appear in court records): Christopher B. Beach was convicted of speeding 79 mph in a 65 mph zone. Beach was fined $40 and court costs. Colin Raymond Bero was convicted of level 5 driving while impaired. Bero was sentenced to two years unsupervised probation, 24 hours of community service, a $200 fine and court costs. Stacey Marie Cremer was convicted of operating a vehicle with impaired equipment. Cremer was fined $40 and court costs. Roger Dale Davis was convicted of level 3 driving while impaired. Davis was sentenced to 60 days at the N.C. Department of Corrections with credit for time served. Robert Wayne Delau, II was convicted of misdemeanor probation violation out of county. Delau’s probation was terminated. Mark Allen Gorney was convicted of speeding 94 mph in a 65 mph zone. Gorney was sentenced to one year unsupervised probation, a $50 fine and court costs. Chad Richard Jackson was convicted of level 5 driving while impaired. Jackson was sentenced to two years unsupervised probation, 24 hours of community service, a $200 fine and court costs. Ronnie Lee Jackson was convicted of operating a vehicle with impaired equipment. Jackson was fined $40 and court costs. James Brandon Lynch was convicted of simple assault. Lynch was sentenced to one year unsupervised probation. Sanford Stewa Thompson

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was convicted of level 5 driving while impaired. Thompson was sentenced to two years unsupervised probation, 24 hours of community service, a $200 fine and court costs. Oct. 29, 2012 session During Polk County District Court held Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 with Judge Mack Brittain presiding, 151 cases were heard. Some cases were continued, dismissed or sent to superior court. The following persons were convicted of a crime (names are printed as they appear in court records): Joseph Ryan Beeler was convicted of speeding 90 mph in a 65 mph zone. Beeler was sentenced to one year unsupervised probation, a $90 fine and court costs. Latarsha Hender Benton was convicted of speeding 93 mph in a 65 mph zone. Benton was sentenced to one year unsupervised probation, a $91 fine and court costs. Ausburn Jerry Bridges was convicted of felony break or enter a motor vehicle, no operator’s license and unlawful transport copper. Bridges was sentenced to eight to 19 months at the N.C. Department of Corrections. Carlos Filiberto Cash was convicted of level 4 driving while impaired. Cash was sentenced to one year unsupervised probation, 48 hours of community service, a $200 fine and court costs. Marshall Davis was convicted of level 5 driving while impaired. Davis was sentenced to one year unsupervised probation, 24 hours of community service, a $100 fine and court costs. William Marshal Davis was convicted of driving while license revoked and domestic violence protective order violation. Davis was sentenced to 90 days in jail. Edward Turnley Fallon was convicted of level 5 driving while impaired. Fallon was sentenced to one year unsupervised (Continued on page 16)

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sequestration procedure at Woods Well The Town of Columbus recently received final certification from the project engineer for the Woods Well polyphosphate installation. Some town water customers living in close proximity to the Woods Well have experienced discoloration issues with their water. After investigating several possible solutions, the town determined the best viable alternative was to add a chemical polyphosphate to the Woods well to sequester excessive iron and manganese particles from the water. The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) permits this process and the engineer for the project must issue a final certification before the polyphosphate is added to the well. The permit was obtained in April 2012 and the engineer certified the construction in the end of October 2012. This chemical addition should not alter the taste, odor, or color of the water from this well. Phosphates are used by approximately 15-20 percent of public and private water systems, and many groundwater systems use them to sequester iron

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probation, 24 hours of community service, a $100 fine and court costs. Michael Faron Harrison was convicted of no operator’s license and misdemeanor carrying a concealed weapon. Harrison was sentenced to one year unsupervised probation, a $100 fine and court costs. James Andrew Hensley was convicted of level 3 driving while impaired and felony flee/ elude arrest with motor vehicle. Hensley was sentenced to 90 days at the N.C. Department of Corrections for driving while impaired and 10 to 21 months at the N.C. Department of Correc-

After investigating several possible solutions, the town determined the best viable alternative was to add a chemical polyphosphate to the Woods well to sequester excessive iron and manganese particles from the water. and manganese. The town will monitor this well and perform extensive testing as the polyphosphate is added into the water system. Residents living closest to this specific well received letters within the past week providing an update on this issue. The town will continue to respond to any continuing or new issues occurring within the water system. If any town water customers have questions, they are urged to contact the Columbus Public Works department at 828894-8236. – article submitted by Jonathan Kanipe

tions for flee/elude arrest. Brandon Lee Lunsford was convicted of driving while license revoked. Lunsford was sentenced to one year unsupervised probation, a $100 fine and court costs. Kenny Bautista Ortiz was convicted of speeding 79 mph in a 65 mph zone. Ortiz was fined $40 and court costs. Scott Robert Richards was convicted of speeding 70 mph in a 65 mph zone. Richards was fined $20 and court costs. Walter Hunter Watson was convicted of level 5 driving while impaired. Watson was sentenced to one year unsupervised probation, 24 hours of community service, a $100 fine and court costs.

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Board of Health meeting Nov. 13 The Rutherford-Polk-McDowell District Board of Health will hold it’s regular scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the Polk County Health Department, 161 Walker Street, Columbus, N.C. at 6:45 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Individuals needing assistance should contact Brenda

Green at 828-287-6101 within a reasonable time prior to the meeting. Access to the building for individuals with disabilities is available. Participation in public meetings is without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability. – article submitted by Brenda Green

Letter to the Editor

meter. I’ve had my plumbing checked for leaks. I’ve replaced inefficient and waterguzzling appliances. As an explanation of the last bill of $70 up from the usual $60-plus, I was told that rates recently went up just a ‘tiny’ bit. They may have gone up a ‘tiny’ bit, but they obviously go up frequently based on Ms. Calure’s comment that rates have risen 500 percent in the last 20 years. F u n n y, t h o u g h , I n e v e r receive any notices of when rates are rising. They just rise at the discretion of the town. It’s getting to the tipping point. The Town of Tryon cannot continue to use water as a way to raise revenue for town expenses because as a society we know that the expenses of government always go up, never down. Ms. Calure is right. Citizens will not be able to afford water. If we can’t afford the water, can we afford the town government? Water rates ought to be tied to two variables and two variables only: actual consumption (not a phantom, minimum consumption) and the cost of water and the water system to the town. Then it would be a valid charge, not a tax. And it would be something we, the consumers, could control, and perhaps afford. – Dorothy Kirk, Tryon

Tryon water bills taxing on residents Like Cathy Calure, whose letter was published Oct. 31, I’ve been frustrated and puzzled by Tryon water charges. I’ve lived many places but have never experienced water charges as exorbitant as the ones here. I am a single person household yet my last water bill was $70. One problem is that the bill is not based on consumption. I know this because when I was working in another state, I turned the water off at the meter yet I still had to pay the minimum charge. I consumed nothing but paid over $35 per month. For what? Not for water. And the minimum, whether you use a drop or not, is higher than I’ve ever paid elsewhere when I was using water. The only rational explanation of the high water charges in Tryon is that the water charges are a back-door tax. W h e n t h e To w n o f Tr y o n needs more money, it raises the water rates. What an ideal way to tax people. It’s pretty universal, does not require approval, and has virtually no visibility. It flies under the radar. I’ve called the Tryon water department often about my escalating bill. I’ve had them come out to check the

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Dining Out for

HOSPICE November 4 9, 2012 –


area restaurants are stepping up to the plate as they partner with Hospice of the Carolina Foothills to raise awareness during National Hospice & Palliative Care Month. During the week of November 4 – 9 invite your friends & family to dine at your favorite restaurants for some good food and some good will.

Each restaurant will be donating a percentage of their sales to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills Pick a day. Pick a restaurant. Pick up your fork!

Larkin’s Carolina Grill

Columbus NC 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Nana’s Kitchen

Sunday november 4

Tryon NC 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Drake House

Openroad Coffee

Landrum SC 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Wildflour Bake Shop

Tryon NC 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Saluda NC 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Inman SC 4 – 10 p.m.

monday november 5

Southside Smokehouse

Ayers & Son Market Landrum SC 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The Dutch Plate Campobello SC 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Landrum SC 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. TueSday november 6

Giardini Trattoria

Columbus NC noon – close

The Hare & Hound Landrum SC 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Delightful Dishes


Inman SC 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for take-out; 11 – 2 p.m. for lunch

Mountainview BBQ

Great Bay Oyster House

Columbus NC 5 – 9 p.m.

Greer SC 4 – 9:30 p.m.

Stone Soup

The Mason Jar

Landrum SC 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Landrum SC 5 p.m. – until …

Greer SC 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Wolverine Pizza

Stomping Grounds

Columbus NC 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. WedneSday november 7


Greer SC 4:30 – close

Copper Mill

Columbus NC 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Greer SC 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.

The Strip Club 104 Steak House Greer SC 4:30 – close

Wild Ace Pizza & Pub


Landrum SC 5:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Buck’s Pizza

Tryon NC 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Pizza Inn

Greer SC 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

The Purple Onion

Saluda NC 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. & 5 – 9 p.m.

Waffle House Columbus NC 24 hours

Greer SC 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Friday november 9

Zenzera Coffee & Wine Bar

Green River BBQ

Landrum SC 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

It’s about LIvIng!

THurSday november 8

Saluda NC 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

For more information: 828.894.7000, 864.457.9122, www.hocf.org While you dine, take a photo and send to us at dine@hocf.org


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Theater students hone skills in Tryon Fine Arts Center fall tour

Set for the Tuesday morning performance of Twelfth Night at OP Earle Elementary school in Landrum, TFAC’s backstage student crew of Alexa Hughes, Sara Seagle, Tij D’oyen and Stage Manager Jody McPherson are ready to execute set and costume changes that expedite the performances of the SC actors. For information about the tour, call 828-859-8322 or visit www.tryonarts.org. (photo submitted)

Tryon Fine Arts Center Fall Educational Theater touring student production of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night opened Monday, Oct. 29 with back-toback performances at Chapman High School, the first of the 11 performances scheduled in local North and South Carolina schools before the final performance at TFAC on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. Two student casts, one from South Carolina and one from North Carolina, divide the scheduled school performances, but several cast members use the touring opportunity funded by Duke Energy Foundation to develop technical and backstage skills in addition to performing. North Carolina cast members Tij D’oyen, Alexa Hughes and Sara Seagle support their SC counterparts by running sound and lights, running props and assisting with moving the set from venue to venue. All three have worked

with the tour in previous seasons. “Having these touring veterans helps facilitate this complicated undertaking. They not only know the idiosyncrasies of each venue, they understand what is required and are strong leaders as well as support for our new cast members,” said Director Marianne Carruth. When asked to comment on his multiple years’ experience with “the tour,” Tij D’oyen said. “These shows give me so much pleasure — being able to bring theater to kids who otherwise might never see it. I'm so interested in this that I'm actually writing my senior thesis on theater education!” According to Alexa Hughes, “The traveling show is a great opportunity. For me the best part is getting to work so closely with others, and getting to work so (Continued on page 21)

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Letter to the Editor

Little confidence in government dealing with land To the editor: The 2007 survey by the visioning committee has been cited as proof that the majority of the county wants the MRPO and/or UDO. Specifically the part of question three, which deals with protecting mountain views has been cited. Answering this question, 68 percent of the respondents chose dissatisfied with the then existing


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much in what I love most.” Seasoned and valued volunteers with both Tryon Fine Arts Center and Tryon Little Theater, all three students plan to pursue careers in the performing arts.

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conditions as their answer. This has been put forth as evidence that the majority of the county is overwhelmingly in support of the MRPO. Going deeper into the answers and the numbers indicate something else. Here are the facts of the survey and response pertaining to protecting mountain views. 12,100 surveys mailed out 2,553 surveys returned 21.1 percent return rate 68.5 percent dissatisfied 21.7 percent satisfied 7.3 percent no opinion While 68.5 percent is a majority of responses, it is by no means

a majority of the county as it has been represented by some. The survey does not seem to take into consideration that one person could be dissatisfied by too few regulations and another by too many. Two opposite view points could be grouped under the same answer. A situation such as this would leave the meaning of the answer undeterminable. There is one other answer in the survey that caught my attention, but I have never heard it brought up by supporters of the MRPO. That would be the section of question eight that asks how much confi-

dence those surveyed had in Polk County government making land use decisions. The answers to that question were: 4 percent great deal of confidence 37.2 percent some confidence 33.6 percent very little confidence 18.5 percent no confidence So, since the majority of dissatisfied is pointed out on protecting mountain views, why not point out that 52.1 percent of the same respondents have little to no confidence in our county government making these decisions. - Jeff Bradley, Saluda

“The unique experience of a traveling show is invaluable to an aspiring actor. Trust is vital in every performance, but its necessity is magnified for a traveling show," Seagle said. "Learning that level of trust, as well as the flexibility required to perform at various

venues is beneficial not only for this show, but any future ones as well. I'm sure that even those not pursuing theatre as a career will find these values more than worth their while.” For more tour information or a study guide for this produc-

tion, please call 828-859-8322 or visit www.tryonarts.org. Sunday’s performance at Tryon Fine Arts Center is free. Located on Melrose Avenue, TFAC has been a center for participation in the visual and performing arts for more than 43 years.

The future of our county is IN YOUR HANDS.


RENEÉ MCDERMOTT Polk County Commissioner Paid for by Ted and Julie Perkins.

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Tryon Youth Center facelift YouthSer ve members recently gave Tr yon Youth Center a facelift by painting the sign and trimming the shrubbery. A d d i t i o n a l l y, t h e y collected $100 for breast cancer research. Come join area youth, sixth12th grade students, on Sunday's from 5-6 p.m. at TYC for more fun community service projects. Call 864-2660271 with questions. (photo submitted)

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Change smoke alarm batteries Country dance party at Green Creek Community Center Nov. 3 when you change your clocks Nov. 4 Several classes have been tak- from Tryon Health and Fitness ing place at Green Creek Com- are the instructors. There is a fee. munity Center this fall. The dance A quilters’ group is now meetclasses on Monday evenings at ing at the center on Wednesday 5:30 p.m. include mornings from line dancing, 10-11 a.m. The Want to go? couples circle group is open to dances and two- What: Country first time quil Dance Party step. ters and also to A c o u n t r y When: Saturday, Nov. 3 those with expedance party is rience. Projects Where: Green Creek scheduled for and ideas are Community Center Saturday, Nov. being shared by 3 at 7 p.m. in the each other and center’s gym. There will be square beginners are receiving instrucdancing, as well as line dancing tions. and an opportunity to practice If you are interested in joining new dances. Light refreshments one of these groups or classes or will be available. Donations will would like more information call be accepted to help benefit the 828-863-4065. Also, call if you maintenance of the facility. are interested in teaching a class Zumba classes have resumed such as painting, knitting, crafts, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at etc. at the center. 9 – 10 a.m. and 7 – 8 p.m. in the – article submitted gym. Tina Durbin and her staff by Francine Costner

Just one simple step can help save your life and the lives of those around you by changing and testing the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Glassy Mountain Fire Chief Bryan G. Riebe urges people to do so when they change their clocks back on Nov. 4 Glassy Mountain Fire Department joins with Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs for the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® campaign marking its 25th anniversary to save lives and prevent needless injuries. The program urges all Americans to adopt the simple, lifesaving habit to change smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector batteries when daylight savings ends and we change clocks back on Sunday, Nov. 4. The International Association of Fire Chiefs reports that communities nationwide witness

tragic home fire deaths each year, but everyone can work together to help reduce the number of home fire fatalities. Approximately every three hours a home fire death occurs somewhere in the nation and 66 percent of those occur in homes without working smoke alarms. The commonly cited cause of nonworking smoke alarms is worn or missing batteries. “Peak alarm times for home fire deaths is between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most families are sleeping,” said Riebe. “Smoke alarm maintenance is a simple, effective way to reduce home fire deaths. Children and senior citizens are most at risk, and a working smoke alarm can give them the extra seconds they need to get out safely.” – article submitted by Sharyn Arnold

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As a voter... Did You Know… Polk County property taxes were last raised in 2005. Tom Pack, Republican commissioner candidate, voted to raise taxes by 15% that year. That was the only budget, out of 6, he ever voted for. Prior to that, because Republican commissioners had failed to plan and save for known future needs, they ended up increasing the county debt to over $27 million. At the same time, they were increasing the size and cost of county government. After losing his bid for re-election in 2008, as one of his last acts on the Board, Tom Pack voted to spend $95,000 on 2 acres of steep land without water or sewer that the county engineer had advised against. The Park Street property, which was put under contract for purchase without ever being discussed in public, is now county owned and growing weeds. Before 2007, Polk County had 15 county managers in 30 years. This turnover has cost taxpayers dearly. For example, when Republican commissioners fired the county manager in 2004, it cost taxpayers $75,000 for his severance package. This year’s Republican commissioner candidates are Tea Party Activists, who proudly carry that movement’s flag at county events. Polk County needs cooperative, respectful leaders, not political obstruction and divisiveness.

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But you do have a choice... Democratic County Commissioners Hard Work - Real Results

Reduced County debt to lowest level since 2003, from approximately $24 million to $11 million. Balanced county’s budget without raising taxes during challenging times. Polk County property tax rate ranks in the lowest 25% of NC counties. Planned and saved for the county’s future needs so money is not wasted. Voted consistently to provide the funds requested by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office for equipment and services. Saved jobs by provided funding to our excellent school system when the NC legislature cut funding for vital programs, such as the pre-K program. Stepped up to preserve jobs at St. Luke’s Hospital and supported its expansion. Took a business friendly approach in restructuring previous economic development plan that was not working. Reorganized the Economic and Tourism Development Department and hired a professional economic development officer. This led to adding textile manufacturing jobs and 180 new businesses in the first year. Extended county water lines to encourage economic development and support the Green Creek Community Center and Mill Spring Agricultural Center. Improved accessibility and increased funding to the local Veterans Affairs office. Improved Senior and Elder Care Services with new centers. Established award-winning mobile recycling program using grants.

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Father John Eckert, center, of St. John the Baptist and parishoners stand in front of the Divine Mercy Statue. (photo submitted)

Wolfe pursues art of sculpture through St. John the Baptist Church by Barbara Childs

Jacob Wolfe of Tryon did most of the Byzantine woodwork in the church of St. John

the Baptist in Tryon. Recently he was commissioned to sculpt a Divine Mercy statue of Christ for Barbara


Buffinton of Gillette Woods in Tryon. The sculpture was placed in her English garden with a medieval stone dome and pillars. The work is a tribute to the heavenly art Wolfe has dedicated himself to creating. The biggest inspiration for this great work of art is God, Wolfe said, and how God works through people. Wolfe said he would never have finished this project without the trust and faith of all involved. “God always managed to give me a helping hand, and it was the courage of those people that allowed God to work through them in an inspiring way,” said Wolfe. This project of sculpting the Divine Mercy statue took more than one year. The statue was cast with a mixture of white Portland cement, and the dome and pillar bases are also made of concrete. For this kind of work it was necessary to make your own tools, templates, and forms. The grotto in Buffinton’s garden sets in a beautifully wooded environment with concrete pavers and rock walls. Wolfe made the hands and feet of the statue with great

care and attentive detail. He said he learned that hands could become a focal point if they are visible so they deserve more attention. Wolfe's goal is to keep creating beautiful sculpture for the church and its people. His belief is that sculpture is not based on emotions or subject matter; nor is it based on materials, but its sole purpose is to lift one's mind, body and spirit to the divine artist, he said. Wolfe has already accepted more commissions for his work. He says he never stops learning about good sculpture in the church. He said his sculpture business will adopt Michelangelo's motto: "semper imparo," meaning learn more. So many people in Tryon were involved in making the Divine Mercy project come true, especially Buffington, the inspiration of the project. Wolfe's mentor, William Behrends of Tryon, was imperative during this project as well. His guiding wisdom and experience on the essence of anatomy and proportion in sculpture and design were all priceless in making the artwork a reality, Wolfe said.

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Adopt-A-Highway team

The Green Creek Horse Community Adopt-A-Highway team met Monday, Oct. 29 for Litter Pick-Up. Our dedicated group makes doing this job enjoyable. Pictured are (left to right) Terry LaMore, Russell Mierop, Ginger Leavitt, Michael Veatch and Paula Mierop. Not pictured: Mary and Don Dill. (photo by Sheila Veatch)

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INVESTIGATION LONG AGO COMPLETED RESPONSE TO DAVID MOORE’S AD IN WEDNESDAY’S PAPER I take strong issue with David Moore’s ad in Wednesday’s Bulletin implying there was anything improper about my communications with Mike Egan, then serving as a legal consultant to the Planning Board. The communications consisted of comments and suggestions with respect to the legal text of land use ordinances then being considered and drafted by the Planning Board. I was a citizen proponent and one of the authors of two of those ordinances. I was working jointly with Mr. Egan in revising and clarifying them. This matter has previously been the the subject of an investigation. It was started by Tom Pack in connection with the 2010 election, possibly with the collaboration (and certainly with the full knowledge) of Tommy Melton. I provided a full explanation to both Mr. Pack and Mr. Melton at the time. Neither, to my knowledge, chose to pursue the matter. And there was no reason for them to do so. Nonetheless, at the time of Mr. Pack’s investigation, and out of an abundance of caution, my wife consulted the School of Government in Chapel Hill about the matter. Two School of Government faculty members concurred that there was utterly nothing improper about my communications with Mr. Egan. Both independently volunteered that Mr. Pack’s investigation appeared to be “just politics”; one wryly added about my volunteer activity that “no good deed goes unpunished.” Mr. Moore’s ad is still another unjustified effort on behalf of my wife’s Republican opponents in this election to discredit her. I regret that Mr. Moore and the Tryon Daily Bulletin chose to publish the ad without first consulting me or Mr. Egan. Jim McDermott This advertisement was paid for by Jim McDermott

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Another second chance I’ve had another one of those I’d learned that her adoption was weeks where my aims and inten- never finalized. I have subsetions were constantly pushed quently sent her back to Bonnie aside for other purposes. Brae's and had her dental work My goal was to pay strict done. For now all I can say is attention to two previous cases “all you boxer lovers, check this who for various reasons are now beauty out, she is worth a look.” again under my watch. The two Roscoe, the little Pomeranian that I’m speaking of are Misty who came to me a total mess, fur and Roscoe. all tangled and knotted and needMisty is the ing all his shots, Humane Society magnificent was on the Special Cases boxer who had road to doom a giant tumor from sheer neLeonard Rizzo removed from glect. He has her upper thigh, been bathed, done for me at Bonnie Brae’s. I groomed, altered and is up to received a call last month letting date on all his vaccinations. Due me know that she needed dental to Roscoe being a free roamer work and asking if could I pay he never had any house training for it. I tried to explain that my discipline. funds are for new cases, if I tried Though he is young, sweet to keep up with all my previous and cute, he needed work. After cases I’d run out of time and being fostered by a good friend, funds quickly. She was dumped Fran Friday, he was quickly back to the shelter at which time adopted. The folks who adopted

Hershey (photo submitted)

Roscoe loved him dearly but did not have time to work on his problems, thus he was returned under my purview. After I had him checked out at Landrum vet, I brought him to Dogwood Farms for some training, in-

teraction and possibly a new adoption. The week unfolded as work, correspondence and some outside functions took up much of (Continued on page 33)

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my time. A call came in about Hershey, a female Cocker mix who’d been struck by a car. The cute little thing was slightly past a year old, was in pain and had severe damage to her right eye. I met the owner and her friend at Landrum vet and promised her owner Lennie’s Fund would handle it. I always ask to remember my kids in the future so that I may help others. Hershey had to have her eye removed but she’ll be fine. While under we had her spayed and brought her up to date on all her shots along with heartworm testing. She is home now and doing well and except for the purposes of this story, she probably would have been one I never told about. Meanwhile Roscoe is doing great up at Dogwood Farms, he never messes his kennel area and loves being outside with other dogs. I left word with Josh and Astrid that I would gladly get a doggie door installed for him and even a little outside house if an adopter needed it. I left the same word with Landrum vet and Lori Jewell at Pet Tender Angels. Lori asked me to send her photos and info on Roscoe and she would place him in her network. I haven’t done that yet because I had another idea. I instead went to visit some dear old friends, Cindy and Ray Norden. The Nordens have a farm, a great group of older dogs (each a rescue) and a doggie door. I so enjoy visiting this sweet prayerful couple and their wonderful dogs, who sense the love I hold for them and shower me with attention. The Nordens were not prepared to add a young frisky dog to their group but they promised to help spread the word and to visit Roscoe and perhaps help with his training. True to their word they were there the very next day. They called and told me that Roscoe is cute, lovable and very trainable. “He’s a smart dog,” Ray said. “He picks up commands

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quickly.” “He’s also a little Napoleon,” Cindy added laughing, “very Pomeranian.” While at Dogwood Farms, the Nordens spotted Loretta, who is there for some R&R from the shelter. Let me tell you about Loretta. She is a typical older Lab mix and nothing like the other dogs I’ve mentioned. She is quiet, unassuming, and very loving, but the type that often gets passed over at the shelter. She is currently receiving heartworm treatment and the outlook for her wasn’t very bright. The Nordens fell in love and took her back to their farm where she walked the

trails and went swimming with LOCAL PRODUCE her group, who accepted her beautifully. She is now being and more! fostered to adopt and I will get back to Saturdays visit first chance I get. I have thought about this and 8-11:30 a.m. I’ve come to the conclusion it wasn’t by chance I visited Polkjust Tailgate Market the Nordens. I assumed Columbus I went to help Roscoe but a higher power had something else in 1x1.5 mind. Though I didn’t know it at the time, visit was always 5/23, f my ends 11/21 for Loretta. I often pray, “Dear Lord, please lead me to those most in need.” I firmly believe that it was not I, but He who was in firm control. Thanks for listening.

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Buy, Sell, Trade, Work … With Your Neighbors! LOST & FOUND


Found in the valley on Hwy. 176. Black & White female puppy. Call to identify. 828-817-3096.

Multi-Family Yard Sale Sat. Nov. 3, 8-12 In front of Arledge Printers, Tryon Household items, furni ture, bedding, toys, books, gaming chair, armoire, World Market bar, Pottery Barn dresser, etc. Questions? 859-0383

Lost - 2 weed eaters on Jervy Rd. in Tryon. Call 828-817-1254. They can be identified.

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You deserve a break! Hire me to clean your office or home. Min. 3 hrs bonded & ins. $15.50 hr 1st time cust. $10 off 828-229-3014 888-846-4094 Tryon Antique Mall parking lot, Saturday, Nov. 3 deseriescleaning.com @ 8:00. Spaces and tables are provided, fee is Need to find the $8 a space. Need to regisright employee? ter by Friday the 2nd of November. Please call 828-859-2756 to register.

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1278 Little Mountain Rd across from Polk County Garage Sale - Columbus Gun Club. Sun. Nov. 4th 3300 Hwy 108 E. at 8am to 2pm. HouseNov. 2 & 3, 9am - 4pm wares, flooring, children Generators, Ford Roll toys & clothes, Christmas, Back with Aluminum Bed, riding lawn mower etc. New Complete 454 Chevy Engine, 36’ Fifth Wheel Raise your Trailer, 1983 Mercedes Benz, Antique Guns, hand if you Tools, and Household want your Items. MOVING TO VERMONT SALE: 95 Jericho Drive, Tryon Friday 2 November & Sat. 3 November, 8-4 Tools, furniture, fixtures, garden planters & supplies, in-ground pool supplies, Adirondack chairs, garden arbor, metal files, residential & office furniture, office supplies, GE washer, dehumidifier, X-large pet airline crate, metal shelving, 2007 TV, Qn., twin beds & frames, kitchen appliances & supplies, art supplies / canvas & stretchers, glassware/ porcelain, art & misc. items. Please park on Jericho Dr. in designated parking …and walk up to home. Parking will be noted off Warrior Dr. & Meadowlark. Disabled may be driven to door. Tel: 859.9035 for prior review of GE white washer, X-Large airline dog crate & dehumidifier.


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SERVICES Lost Keys Made For All Cars Call 828-577-0504 Miller Painting Interior / Exterior Also Pressure Washing Decks Patios & Siding Free Estimates Fully Insured 828-817-9530 PIERCE PAINTING & FLOOR SANDING Specializing in Exterior Painting - Quality Work Call Gene 864-357-5222

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SERVICES PROFESSIONAL PRESSURE WASH We wash homes, decks, roofs, exterior/interior of gutters, etc. Also seal or stain wood. Exc ref. Free Estimates. Call 828-894-3701. Saluda Construction: Grading, landscaping, driveways, land clearing, underbrushing, property maint. Stone, mulch, licensed, insured, bonded. G. Eargle 828- 243-4300

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BEST CARTAGE is seeking qualified CDL CLASS A DRIVERS to run out of Shelby, NC. Must have two years tractor trailer experience. Average miles will be 2200-2500 per week. Could be out as much as 5 days, but probably will get back through Shelby on average 2-3 times per week. Will most likely start late in the day each day around noon to 3pm and make night time deliveries at grocery warehouses. (This is not hauling groceries, therefore no

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HELP WANTED The Tryon Daily Bulletin Is currently seeking a freelance sports writer to cover fall sports for Landrum High School. This position pays on a per-story basis and would require both writing and basic photography skills. Writer needed mostly to cover sporting events in the afternoon to early evening and weekends. Writer would assist with Fall Sports Preview edition. Please send your resume and writing samples to samantha.hurst@ tryondailybulletin.com Put your ad here call 828.859.9151

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HOUSES FOR SALE FOR SALE BY OWNER 3 BR. 2 BA. on 6 wooded acres, 1375 SF finished living space, 1000 SF unfinished walk out bsmt Mstr Bdrm w jacuzzi, walk in closet, pvt deck Great Rm with Stone Fireplace Very Private Lg Deck Mtn Views $249,500 Call 828-894-6345

HOUSES FOR SALE Specials 14x70 2+2 used $15,804 16x80 2+2 used $21,995 16x70 3+2 New $28,995 16x80 3+2 New $34,995 28x80 5Bd,3Ba $64,995 30 Homes on Display MARKDOWN HOMES Mauldin-Greenville Exit 48A on I-85 3 miles on Hwy 276 E 864-288-0444

HOUSES FOR RENT 1 - 4 bdrm homes. References required. No pets, No smokers. www.tryonrealestate.com or First Real Estate 828-859-7653

Columbus - Romantic Guest House 2bd, w/d, a/c, 1.5ba, private. No pets. $650/month plus utilities. Call 828-817-1262 Elegant 3 BR, 2.5 BA Home for rent in Tryon’s Old Hunting Country on 9+/- acres. Formal 4,000 sq ft home great for entertaining w/ features includ ing large sunrm, library, formal LR, Wet Bar, partially furnished & much more. $2,500 mth. Call 305-494-5344 For Rent Log House 2BR, 1BA,CA & H, hardwood floors, wood stove. No smoking, no pets. $650/m Call afternoons 907-738-9950

MOBILE HOME SALES 14x80 for only $32,113! Spacious with Style. Call 667-2529 for details. This is a STEAL! 28x72 4 Bedroom Home Only $59,995. Roomy and Affordable! 667-2529


2 BR/1 BA Apt. in Tryon in great neighborhood. $650 covers city Our best selling water,trash & heat. Pets 3 bd / 2 ba singlewide are a maybe -no smoking. with designer decor Ref/ lease/dep. Call Please call 828-684-4874 828-817-1209


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Buy, Sell, Trade, Work … With Your Neighbors! APARTMENTS COLUMBUS 2 bd/1ba. 1 or 2 persons, adults only. No pets. $650/month plus deposit. Call 894-3547

COMMERCIAL FOR RENT Beautiful professional office space for rent. From 150 sf - 1900 sf available. 2 locations: in Columbus by I26 and Chamber of Commerce Building. Call Mike at: 828-817-3314

HARMON FIELD RD. Lovely 1200 sq. ft. 2br/1ba Commercial Space duplex. Wood floors, walk-in closets, W/D, 1 car for rent in Saluda. Lots of garage, screened porch parking, downtown, Main (350 sq. ft.) over looking Street. Call Grier Eargle. 828-243-4300 river. $700 month, no pets/smoking. 828-894-2029


Small Studio Apartment, $300 per month, all utilities included. Call 828-899-0701

Tryon 2 beautiful Apart. 1bd $575 & 2bd. $650 both include heat & water. Great Apart 864-415-3548

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proved special use permit and background check by the Board of Adjust- are required. ment. Station Wagon, 110k This position is budgeted miles, Extra Nice! All interested persons at 25 hours or less per $3995/ negotiable and parties are invited to week with no insurance, Jerry's Auto Sales attend the November 8th with starting pay of 864-579-0048 meeting and will be given $9.27/hour. EGALS the opportunity to be heard. For further infor- Apply at Polk County LEGAL NOTICE RUCKS mation regarding this Transportation, 3 CourtOMESTIC public hearing, please house Square, ColumNOTICE OF PUBLIC contact the Town Man- bus, Monday – Friday HEARING Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 ager, Jonathan Kanipe at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. No Only 147k miles, new (828) 894-8236. Notice is phone calls please. AppliThe public shall hereby Michelins. 2003 hereby given in accor- cations will be taken until take notice that on TuesExcellent condition. dance with NCGS November 16, 2012 or day, November 8, at Queen cab. All extras. until positions are filled. 160A-388(b). 4:30pm, the Town of $9500 Gold. Columbus Board of Ad828-817-4085 Polk County is an equal justment will conduct a Tryon Daily Bulletin opportunity employer. public hearing at the Co- October 26 and Novemlumbus Town Hall, lo- ber 2, 2012 Tryon Daily Bulletin RANSPORTATION cated at 95 Walker Nov. 2 and 9, 2012 Street, Columbus, NC. NOTICE OF PUBLIC The Board of Adjustment HEARING Drivers/Owner TRANSIT DRIVERS will consider Special Use Operators LEGAL NOTICE Permit SU-02-12. Now hiring Independent LEGAL NOTICE Contractors with 3 years Polk County Transit The proposed Special experience hauling tankADMINISTRATOR'S Drivers (2 vacancies) ers. Must own your own Use Permit is for a 1.00 NOTICE truck. HazMat NOT req. acre lot of vacant land located 1545 NC Highway Local work around the PCTA is taking applicaGreenville/Upstate area. 108 East in the Town of tions for Transit Drivers. Having qualified on the Home every night. Call Columbus. Special Use Applicants will need to 14th day of September, Brandon 864-230-3919 Permit 02-12 would allow work flexible hours, some 2012 as ADMINISTRAmotor vehicle sales on weekends, have a valid TOR CTA of the Estate of the property. The prop- driver’s license, a good Jean Wiederspahn WatISCELLANEOUS e r t y is z o n e d driving record, and will be son, deceased, late of required to get Class B Polk County, North CaroHighway-Commercial Free Horse Manure. Will (HC) and motor vehicle License with endorse- lina, this is to notify all load. Call 429-3404 or sales are allowed within ments P-S (CDL). A persons, firms and corpo863-2762 the HC district with an ap- pre-employment drug test rations having claims








LEGALS against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Administrator on or before the 10th day of January, 2013 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate will please make immediate. This is the 12th day of October, 2012. Estate Jean Wiederspahn Watson Mark Wiederspahn 7603 Shoal Creek Blvd. Austin, TX 78757 Tryon Daily Bulletin Oct. 12, 19, 26 and Nov. 2, 2012 EST/WATSON Put your ad here call 828.859.9151

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Over training can happen One of my duties as a master personal trainer is to help motivate people to make healthy changes to their bodies. There are, however, times when too much motivation might work against you. Many people still feel that, “hey, if I'm getting good results with a little fitness training, I'll get great results if I train even more.” I’ve even known personal trainers who knew better, to over train. Just what is over training anyway? Over training is a condition where one's exercise behavior exceeds their ability to recover. There are two ways many individuals over train. They either work out too much per day, or they train too many times a week. Some of the symptoms of training too much include pain in muscles and joints, washed out tired feel-

the gym as passive, but as an active part of their routine. Another ing, headache, insomnia and even trap not to fall into is the “well, loss of interest in training at all. I train those extra days only beDon't get me wrong, it's great to cause I really enjoy it.” It's still have clients who are enthusiastic over training. about their workouts, but over Now, that we know what training can be a real problem. over training is, what can we do When you over train your about it? muscles, you paint yourself First, be patient. Remember into a corner. everyone’s difThe only way ferent, and evDiet & Exercise to make more body by David Crocker eryone's progress is to reacts to exertrain more, but cise at its own if you train more, you'll hurt speed. If you're a beginner, start yourself. What I tell my clients is slowly. this ... getting fit is like having a Even if you're advanced, more pie with three equal slices. Rest, is not always better in the weight exercise and nutrition. room. If any one piece of the pie is Muscles don't tone and tighten too big, the other pieces become while you're working out, but too small. In other words, your hours later while you're resting. fitness recipe won't come out the Remember, whether you are a way you wish. Rest is actually beginning, or advanced exerciser, what ties everything in your fit- make sure you rest at least 24-48 ness program together. I also tell hours between workouts involvclients not to think of time out of ing like muscle groups.

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I recommend anyone who is over training, whether beginner, intermediate, or expert to take an entire week of training off. I tell people of all fitness levels, that sometimes you have to take one step back to go two steps forward. Diet or exercise question? Email me at dwcrocker77@ gmail.com or visit fitness4yourlife.org. 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 has also been a water safety consultant to the United States Marine Corps, lead trainer to L.H. Fields modeling agency and teacher for four semesters at USC-Union. David was also a regular guest of the Pam Stone radio show.

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Relishing life in the fall "In many shamanic societies, if you came to a shaman or medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions. When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence? Where we have stopped dancing, singing, being enchanted by stories, or finding comfort in silence is where we have experience the loss of soul. Dancing, singing, storytelling, and silence are the four universal healing salves." ~ Gabrielle Roth Simple fall pleasures: gathering gold, russet, scarlet leaves, watching them float on peaceful water; frost-kissed persimmons, fresh morning coffee steaming hot to

Community: Keep in mind that Saluda Community Land Trust meets twice a month and also warm chill mornings, rich home- would love to have you volunteer: made chicken soup simmered all our SCLT folks are an active group. day, a good book enjoyed outside Also, Saluda Center would be glad on a peaceful fall afternoon, the to have your help too; whether plush warmth of a dog's fur coat. Meals On Wheels, or another I'm not sure if I want to add daylight project; and Saluda School can alsavings ending to ways use tutors the fall pleasures and volunteers Saluda list; swinging the of all kinds, just News & inquire. Volunclock back this weekend makes Notations teers make the winter's impendworld go round by Bonnie Bardos — hats off and ing knock on the door more offibig thank-yous cial. to those who volunteer. Reminder: Clocks get turned Saluda Single Women meets back an hour Sunday, Nov. 4. the third Thursday monthly at SaHappy birthday to Rich and luda Center for a potluck dinner at Rita Igoe, Karen Johnson, Marsha 6 p.m.; all ages welcome. For more Jenkins, Nancy Barnett, Dawn information, contact Judy Ward at Pearson, Charles Pearson, Dusty Thompson's Store, 828-749-2321, Jespersen, Gwen Garren, Stoney or Anita Moore, 828-749-3335. Lamar, Jim Boyle, Tom Ellwood, The 17th Annual Green RivFrank Beeson and Wendy McEn- ers Narrows kayak race will be tire. Please add your birthday to held on Saturday, Nov. 3 at noon. the list! Later, the awards party will be held

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from 6-11 p.m. behind Historic Thompson's Store & Wards Grill in downtown Saluda. For information: greenrace.amongsitit.com Around Saluda, we love dogs! The Saluda Dog Society has a cell phone number for rescue calls only: 828-785-2496. Email: saludadogsociety@yahoo.com Garden notes: It's time to turn over summer gardens, add compost to the soil, clean bluebird houses; this is a great time of year to plant shrubs and trees or plan future garden areas. Fall leaves make fine additions to compost, or just leave in a pile at the side of your yard and let them decompose. No need to burn them! Saluda United Methodist Church will host its annual turkey dinner on Saturday, Nov. 10, 5-7:30 p.m. at Saluda School Cafeteria. Tickets are on sale now, or available at the door. Contact Terry Baisden at 828-749-3789 for information. (Continued on page 39)

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Free health checks at Tryon First Baptist Church today November is National Care- blood pressure and pulse checks, giver’s Month. If you are a and glucose checks. Each free caregiver, make plans to at- test will be performed by an altend the free event planned just lied health student from Isotherfor you! “Care mal Community Fair 2012 – A College. Special Day for This free Want to go? Caregivers” is What: Care Fair 2012 “Care Fair 2012 a great way for – A Special Day you to find out When: Today, 9:30 a.m. for Caregivers” what services to 2:30 p.m. will help you are available in Where: 125 Pacolet St., will gain valuthe community, Tryon able informagather information on protecttion from vening yourself and dors and speakers, enjoy lunch, your family so you’ll have a betget a massage and maybe even ter understanding of what healthwin a door prize. care and other support services This free event will be Fri- are available in our community. day, Nov. 2, from 9:30 a.m. – Lunch is provided at no cost, but 2:30 p.m. at Tryon First Baptist reservations are requested. Church, Life Center, at 125 For more information, call St. Pacolet Street in Tryon. Luke’s Hospital at 828-894-2408. Also available at the Care Fair – article submitted will be height and weight checks, by Jennifer Wilson

Duplicate bridge results from Oct. 29 On Oct. 29 the men of the Men’s Monday Afternoon Duplicate Bridge Club met in the home of David Hart for their weekly games of duplicate bridge. At the end of the afternoon's play the partnership of Bob Palmer playing with Gordie Cwik was declared the winner.

Placing second was the team of Charlie Stratford and Don Eifert. Finishing third was the partnership tandem of Dick Belthoff and Don Ialffadano. The club next meets on Monday, November 5 in the home of Don Ialffadano. – article submitted by Jack Saunders

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sensitivity issues continue, and he thinks my brain might adjust over the next year, or maybe try tinted lenses for bright-lit stores, etc. We'll see! (pun intended) As ever, it's my goal to make you feel as if you were enjoying a 'Saluda Time' visit: a sense of community in a small town is the warmth we all need in this life. Feel free to contact me at bbardos@gmail.com; or 828-7491153: I love hearing from you! You may also visit my website at bonniebardos.com for more writing and art, or find me on facebook.

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Thank you, dear readers for reading this column. So many of you continue to ask how my eye surgery went, and check on progress: and many of you made it possible — I can't say thank you enough! I've gone back to see the eye surgeon yet again for a third after-surgery visit: and have a prescription for new glasses if I choose to get them: he thinks I might be ok using what glasses I already have and wait a while. The light

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How to write your own will Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good do-it-yourself resources to help me write my will? At age 62, I want to get my affairs organized, but I hate paying a high-priced attorney fee if I can do it myself. ~ Don’t Have Much Dear Don’t, If you have a simple, straightforward estate and an uncomplicated family situation, writing your own will – with the help of a good do-it-yourself guide – is a viable alternative to hiring an attorney and a whole lot cheaper. Here are some good resources to help you get started. Computer required: There are a number of computer software products and online resources available today that can help you create your own will very easily, and they usually take less than an hour from start to finish. Like tax software, these tools will guide you through a series of questions and will insert your answers into a will for you. But, you’ll need a computer to use them. Some good options to check out include: Quicken WillMaker Plus 2013: This is a comprehensive estate planning software product that’s very user-friendly. It lets you create customized wills for an unlimited number of people, along with other important documents like financial powers of attorney, health care directives, executor documents, final arrangements and more. And once you’re finished, you can store your documents on your computer and update them as needed, and you can print them out on paper. Available in downloadable or CD format at nolo.com, this software works only with Windows operating systems and is valid in every state except Louisiana. Rocket Lawyer: This is an online resource – available at rocketlawyer.com – that helps you create a will, trust, power of attorney and dozens of other legal documents in every state. They start by offering a free seven-day trial period so you can actually make one document

for free. They even provide annual members free legal reviews of their document and free phone assistance with an attorney. LegalZoom: Available online at legalzoom.com, this site makes wills, trusts, powers of attorney, petprotection agreements and many other documents. After you create your will, or other documents, they double-check them for spelling and grammar mistakes (but not for legal issues) and mail you a printed copy in about a week to 10 days. No computer necessary: If you don’t have a home computer or Internet access, a good resource to turn to is the “Quick & Legal Will Book” sold by Nolo. This guide provides forms and step-by-step instructions that can help you make a basic will that meets your needs. To order a copy, call 800-728-3555. Hire a lawyer: It’s also important to know that if you have a complicated financial situation, blended family or if you have considerable assets, you need to hire a lawyer to write your will. An experienced lawyer can make sure you cover all your bases, which can help avoid family confusion and squabbles after you’re gone. The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (naela.org) and the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils (naepc.org) websites are good resources that have directories to help you find someone in your area. Costs will vary depending on your situation and location, but you can expect to pay somewhere between $200 and $1,000 to get your will made. If money is tight, check with your state’s bar association (see findlegalhelp.org) to find low-cost legal help in your area. Or call the Eldercare Locater at 800-677-1116 for a referral. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, Okla. 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

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Friendship Council receives grant The Thermal Belt Friendship Jr. celebration is a scholarship Council was recently awarded an awarded to a qualified area high Arthur M. and Frances H. Wilhelm school student. Fund Grant from the Polk County Dr. Joseph Fox, Friendship Community Foundation. Council President said, “The TherThe fund was created in 2003 mal Belt Friendship Council is from an anonymous donor that delighted to have been selected to receive blessings had lived in the home of Arthur “The Thermal Belt from the Arthur and Frances WilM. and Frances Friendship Council helm. The fund H. Wilhelm Endowment Fund. was established is delighted to have to honor the Wil- been selected to receive It is because of helms and “to the love and supstand as a lasting blessings from the Arthur port of individucelebration of the M. and Frances H. als such as the neighborly spirit Wilhelm Endowment Wilhelms that of the Wilhelms.” the Friendship The Thermal Fund.” Council contin-- Dr. Joseph Fox, ues to give back Belt Friendship Friendship Council Prresident to the commuCouncil is a nonprofit organity.” nization formed in 1986. The The organization strives to organization’s purpose is to pro- foster peace and harmony within mote stronger relationships and Polk County communities. Indiversity among the residents formation about the Thermal Belt in Polk County. The Friendship Friendship Council can be found Council is active in promoting at friendshipcouncil.homestead. social activities that bring diverse com. Dr. Fox said that this year’s groups together for the purpose funding would be used to support of promoting racial harmony. the MLK Scholarship Program for Programs include several potluck graduating high school students, dinners during the year, Christmas as well as the 2013 MLK Annual caroling at a local living assistance Celebration. home, monthly group luncheons at The program is scheduled for various area restaurants that high- Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at the Tryon light blacks, whites and Hispanics Fine Arts Center, and will focus on fellowshipping together in unity, the contribution that the Freedom an annual community picnic, a Riders made toward furthering the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebra- Civil Rights Movement. tion, and outreach to all races and – article submitted ethnicities. One of the highlights by Lynnea Stadelmann of the annual Martin Luther King,



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Allen bought me a new unknown, as do the watches. watch for our anniversary this It takes oil to ship those cheap month. It’s a wind-up watch, watches across the ocean, and which is ever so difficult to find energy to pump that oil out of these days. He bought it for me the ground. My mother had because I hate having to go buy two watches for her entire lifea new watch battery every year time; one of them still works, for $8 when I used to have a and I pulled the winder out of watch that worked forever and the other one but there is no that cost only $25, until I lost it. one around who can fix it for Since I lost the wind-up, I me. My granddaughter will have spent $20 probably have for the battery Conservation Corner 10-pus watches driven watch during her lifeLat Betsy Burdett st gto e y and had retimeTr(she’s alt La nolo ain est i place the batterready on numn h Tecevery year for the past three ber three at the age of 10), gwith ies years. Most of all I hate the more batteries than• Professional that. It will • Chimney Sweeping • Licensed of driving to a big-box all end up in the landfill. •hassle Inspections • Insured to buy the new battery. I have always thought of my•store Minor Repairs "Blending Technology with Tradition" That may not be a hassle for self as a conservative. Maybe it folks who Santa live in town, but it his is because of myclean! idea of conserhelp keep suit is a pain for those of us whole vation, the definition Have your chimney inspected/cleanedof which live out of town, and it uses is: the act or practice of conservgasoline. Have a Safe Holiday ing; protection from loss, waste, Season! My question is: why were we etc.; preservation and protection so shortsighted that weattraded of natural resources. Call Mark (828) 817-2381 today The definia perfectly good product for tion of conservative is similar: one that costs us more time and conserving or tending to conmoney in the long run? serve; preservative; tending to Was it because 2x2.5we are too preserve established traditions lazy to wind our watch? or institutions and to resist or Was remembering to wind oppose any change in these. our watch every day or so too The last line of the definition complicated? Or was it because above must be where the probthe new battery operated watch- lem lies. Preserving established es were cheaper; who cares how traditions or institutions and to long they last? resist or oppose any change in Whatever it was that made these could easily refer to the us throw away our ‘old and tradition of keeping things that outdated technology,’ we have are working for us (such as my done so at huge costs. The batteries come from China or parts (Continued on page 43)


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wind-up watch), while resisting things that will not serve us well in the future, sort of like “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” So why are we drinking water out of plastic bottles rather than taking our glass to the kitchen sink? What’s broken is the pollution of the water source, not the glass or the spigot. Is the institution or tradition that we are really conserving one of laziness and denial, one that passes the problem on to another generation while designing a new product that circumvents the problem, at a profit? Is it our tradition of getting a job and making a living regardless of what that job is doing to our country or environment? Is it our American tradition that the best jobs are the

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ones that make a lot of money, whether it benefits our society or our souls? One thing has come out of this political season loud and clear: It’s all about the money. The only American value that was discussed at the four debates was money and power, with money being at the top of the list. I am conservative, and I will go on record as saying that it is not all about the money. Life in America is about clean air, and water, and trees that swing with the wind, and the stranger who waves to you as you pass on the road, and the $10/hour worker who helps clear our trails, and the coyote who howls at night, and the peace of mind that comes from knowing that you are where you are supposed to be, here at home. I implore us all to vote for our environment and our home. What really matters may not be the money.



Pea Ridge holiday gathering Nov. 8 The Pea Ridge community holiday gathering will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8, at the community center. The social hour is at 6:30 p.m. with the meal at 7 p.m. Area residents and interested persons are cordially invited to attend and share time together during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. Donations will be taken to help offset expenses of the HixReid family, which suffered the loss of their home recently. Please bring a well-filled basket of food and beverage to share with other attendees. Paperware will be provided. Also remember to bring your recyclables to the county recycling truck 6:15 – 7 p.m. There will be no December gathering due to busy schedules at that time. Also, as usual, no activities are scheduled during

Want to go? What: Pea Ridge community gathering When: Nov. 8 Where: Pea Ridge Community Center

the winter months of January and February. Regular meetings resume on March 14. The center is located at 207 Big Level Road, 3-1/2 miles east of Mill Spring, just off Highway 108. If you have questions, please call Daryl Hardin at 828-8948376. – article submitted by Ann Carswell

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O. P. Earle Elementary alpha and beta honor roll for first nine weeks O.P. Earle Elementary announced its alpha and beta honor roll for the first nine weeks. Third graders making the Alpha honor roll include: Kimoni Brown, Anna Cooper, Silas McDonald, Courtney Moss, Ellis Parsons, Clay Smith, Adrian Cortez, Millie Hatchette, Duncan Munday, Emily Murphy, Elijah Quinn, Nicholas Ross, Keegan Duncan, Eliza Whiteside, Heidi Ashmore, Robert Hilsman and Ashley Shinkar. Third graders making the Beta list include: Adam Barnwell, John Earley, Caleb Emory, Melissa Farthing, Warren Miller, Cruz Perez Lopez, McKenzy Sword, Verae Upton, Ali Allison, Ashley Cooper, Lanie Crocker, Chloe Dickson, Joss Kamell, Elijah McCool, Caleb Anagnos, Lisa Black, Katelyn Brown, Zion Ferguson, Carter Newton, Alana Price, Brandon Raber, Eli Davis, Kaden Morton, Bradley Musselman, Summer Thompson, Brailey Vest, Vance Green and Eric Howard. Fourth graders making the Alpha list include: Breanna Allen, Tierra Anderson, Katy Burke, Maggie Collins, Martha Paige Greene, Johnathan Justice, Zach Larson, Johnny Waitman, Madalin Baker, Eleanor Culbreth, Madison Dyer, Noah Hyder, Kolbyn Jackson, Caleb McKinney, Landon Sell-

ers, Mackenzie Smith, Dylan Arthur, Zani Blackwell, Jenny Chen, Patrick Clark, Ian Owens, Vincent Troyer and Kearns White. Fourth graders making the Beta honor roll include: Dylan Allen, Madison Ballard, Molley Ellinger, Nicole Guiterrez, Brody Johnson, Matthew Olson, Jacob Parris, Jesus Rivera Orozco, Luke Rogers, Anslee Ward, Noah Weiss, Dakota Cash, Brodee Howard, December McElrath, Jacob McKee, Dajah Mullins, Sarah Neal, David Doar, Madison Hammer, Logan Johnson-Tolliver, Zach Murray, McKenzie Suddeth, Issabelle Taylor, Jorge Avila, Corey Ferguson, Destiny McAbee, Crystal Pruitt and Joshua Ramsey. Fifth graders making the Alpha list include: James Armstrong, Colin Burke, Abby Covington, Christopher Easler, Monica Moreno, Ryan Munsey, Crystal Parris, Ragan Ashmore, Derrick Earley, Brandi Hutchins, Sarah Jones, Jeb Killough, Chelsey Musselman, Evan Plumley, Lucy Sandahl, Adam Sikes, McKenzie Upton, Dylan Vest, Cole Williams, Jessie Blackwell, Bailey Butler, Kannon Coates, Braeden Hutchins, Emilee Hyder, Mason Lassiter, Grayson Lee and Dalton Lucas. (Continued on page 45)

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Calling all foodies and cooks Calling all chefs, cooks and potato pie in the county. From lovers of good food. We want your simple to fancy, if it’s “hmmm recipes! The Tryon Daily Bulletin good,” we want the recipe! will publish its annual Holiday You can email your recipe to Gift Guide Nov. news@tryondaiPublisher’s lybulletin.com, 21 and here’s your chance to Notebook mail us at 16 N. be apart of it. Trade Street Tryby Betty Ramsey Do you or a on, N.C. 28782 family member or drop off your make cornbread that “is to die recipe at the front office for,” have a crab dip that is always Deadline for submission is a party favorite or perhaps your Nov. 9. Let the holiday festivities grandmother makes the best sweet begin.

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Fifth graders making the Beta honor roll include: Delorean Dixon, Sean Hudson, Harlie Morris, Boyd (Trey) Plumley, Doug Rathburn, Wil Watry, Jayden West, Samantha Wingo, McKenna Belue,

Maggie Regan, Jacob Scruggs, Shanna Davis, Blake Dill, Katie Duncan, Anastyn (A. J.) Hester, Makayla Hollifield, Noah Hutcherson, D. D. Smith, Michelle Suddeth, Alex Wesolowski, Monica McMahan and Johnathan Ramsey. – article submitted by Dawn Lynch

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Linville Falls, most popular in Blue Ridge Mountains If you are looking for some ated in full by taking a walk to the sights worth seeing this fall, but top, and to a distant overlook. The are not up to an all day drive or an fall is managed by the national park all day hike, you might want to put service and access to the top and Linville falls on your list. overlook is well maintained. The Located a little north/northeast adventurer can hike several trails of our neck of the woods, the entire that lead to the base of the falls and Linville gorge is a great place to the gorge for a unique perspective visit. Some consider it the of the fall. most popular falls in the The Linville Blue Ridge Mountains gorge itself is Life because of its easy access something to beOutside hold. Referred to and its accessibility from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Four Walls as the “Grand CanThe Linville river has yon of the southern by Rob carved a very unique Appalachians,” the fall into solid rock. The rugged and rocky McComas river, after coming over walls surrounding a set of two smaller falls, the Linville river quickly and drastically narrows, give a true since of what a gorge corkscrews, and falls a consider- should be. able distance - all in short order. The Linville falls and gorge This is a rather high volume fall are just another example of the for our area. unbelievable craftsmanship of While I feel all waterfalls are God located right in our own back unique, this is definitely one of a yard. We are truly blessed to call kind. The fall can only be appreci- WNC home.

Linville Falls (photo submitted)

To get to Linville falls, travel north on highway 221 to Linville Falls, N.C. and follow signs. The falls are a short distance off high-

way 221, and the drive should be about 1 ½ hours from Mill Spring. It is near Blue Ridge Parkway milepost 316.3.

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Sunny View honor roll and perfect attendance for first six weeks Sunny View Elementary School proudly announces its honor roll for the first six weeks of the 2012-2013 school year. A honor roll students included: third-graders Emma Bradley, Carley Lawter and Sebastian Potter; fourth-graders Savannah Greene, Kaylin Jenkins, Bradley Marcello, Tristan Mistler, Daniel Searcy, Jared Searcy, Megan Searcy and Stella Tallon; fifth-graders Timothy Bradley, Morgan Brooks, Callie Burnett, Trey Ferguson, Chase Jackson, Riley Lawter, Madison Pruette, Jordan Searcy, Gage Shelton and James Smith. AB honor roll students included: third-graders Chan Barber, Jylyn Barnes, Keeleigh Bradley, Nathan Mann, Hannah Whitson and Marissa Williams; fourth-graders Lily Bishop, Megan Blackwell, Tyler Bowling, Kole Eubanks, Brady Hall, Nathan Nodine, William Phillips, Colin Searcy, Gavin Shelton, Sarah Strough, Hayden Stull and Ivey Upton; fifth-graders LeeAnn Bradley, Logan Conner, Hunter Lynch, Nathan Ruff and Jayden Stewart. Sunny View School also recognizes the students who had perfect attendance for the first six weeks of the 2012-2013 school year. Those students were: Pre-kindergarten: Aiden Billings, Hunter Billings, Zalen Dalton, Ashia Hill, Junie Mae Mitchell and Cameron Ruff. Kindergarten: Banks Barber, Jayme Evans, Ashley Green, Katrina Helton, Miya Jackson, Kynley Lawter, Alex Love, RJ Ruff, Logan Smith and Shain Taylor. First grade: Gabe Alvarado, Daylon Bradley, Mariana Claros, Travis Green, Catalina Helton, Evie Hill, Miranda Laughter, Garrett Moore, Conner O’Shields, Dakota Searcy and Dixie Siegfried. Second grade: Jace Barnes,

Colton Bradley, Levi Burnett, Makayla Gosnell, Kaleigh Holcombe, Abbie Love, Lindsey Marcello, Bryson Owen, Annabelle Ruff, Christopher Ruff, Rebecca Russell, Scarlett Russell and Riley Williams. Third grade: Dora Bailey, Chan Barber, Jylyn Barnes, Emma Bradley, Keeleigh Bradley, Justin Green, Christopher Hancock, Carley Lawter, Nathan Mann, O’Neal Price, Hunter

Searcy, Riley Searcy and Marissa Williams. Fourth grade: Lily Bishop, Megan Blackwell, Tyler Bowling, Isaiah Bradley, Savannah Greene, Brady Hall, Kaylin Jenkins, Bradley Marcello, Tristan Mistler, Nathan Nodine, Colin Searcy, Daniel Searcy, Jared Searcy, Megan Searcy, Gavin Shelton, Stella Tallon, Mario Trejo, Ivey Upton, Austin Waters, Hadden Whitson and Jaden


Willard. Fifth grade: LeeAnn Bradley, Timothy Bradley, Morgan Brooks, Tristin Carter, Noah Cook, Trey Ferguson, Raphael Flores, Chase Jackson, Riley Lawter, Hunter Lynch, Krista Neal, Madison Pruette, Nathan Ruff, Sarah Russell, Jordan Searcy, Olivia Searcy, James Smith and Lauren Wilson. – article submitted by Angela Hall

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Polk hosts East Rutherford in first round of playoffs by Fulton Hampton

Bouncing back after a last regular season loss is always difficult. Coming back from one that was as important and as close as the Hendersonville game (2820) makes it even tougher. Polk County Head Football Coach Bruce Ollis, however, views the playoffs as the team’s “fourth season.” “We have to put that behind us, we are going into the playoffs undefeated. We will be playing a talented East Rutherford team. They are a very fast physical team. But they have been kind of up and down they won four of six, then they lost four in a row. They beat Chase in overtime this past Friday so they will be coming in a on a high.” Coach said the Wolverines would pull inspiration from another successful Polk team. “I feel good about our team’s chances in the playoffs. We are kind of using the volleyball team as something to aspire to; they lost their last regular season game to Hendersonville, a tough loss for them, but they put that behind them and ended up making it to the state finals playing for the Western Regional Title,”

A hard-nosed gang tackling defense as shown here against Hndersonville will be critical to Polk's success in the playoffs. (photo by Jane Ollis)

Ollis said. “We have talked about that as a football team, the fact that they had a very difficult loss at the end of the season and they

were able to come back and make a great run in the playoffs,” he said. “We would love to do something like. We are hoping a lot of people will come out

to support the Wolverine and we are looking forward to the game.” Game time is 7:30 p.m. at The Little Big House.

Landrum High Cardinals face Saluda, S.C. in state playoffs The Landrum Cardinals head to Saluda, S.C. tonight to face the Tigers in the first round of state playoffs. The Tigers, under Coach Wayne Bell, carry a 5-5 record

so far this year. Landrum’s regular season play ended with three wins and seven losses. Despite having the league's leading rusher in Aaron Bryant (367 yards) and leading receiver

in Sam Parsons (26 catches for 491 yards) the Cardinals have struggled to pull out a win since they toppled Pendleton Sept. 28. If Landrum pulls out a win tonight, they would keep them-

selves in the running and face off against Abbeville Friday, Nov. 9. Saluda beat Abbeville earlier in the year, 21-7. The Abbeville Panthers have an overall record of 9-2 this year.

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Student chefs at Polk

Polk County High School Foods I students Juliette Schoren, left, and Jo'Nai Dawkins, right, make cookies for district 8 school board members and superintendents. (photos submitted by Lindsey Edwards)



Bridge results Below are the results for Foothills Duplicate Bridge games played on Oct. 26. Morning Restricted Pairs North-South: First: Eilene Morgan - Evalynn Hyra Second: Jane Janke - Margaret Wheat East-West: First: Joan Post Millie Stein Second: Ingrid Smith - Vicky Percy Afternoon Open Pairs: NorthSouth: First: Jim Jackson - Richard Long Second: Ronald Wingo - John Memory Third: Donald Eifert - Carole Stuenkel East-West First/second: 1/2 Curtis Ross Patrick Collins First/second: Margaret Landfield - Edwina Burger Third: Lou Murch - Janice Rasmussen – article submitted by Marily Williams

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three composers to life. I was disappointed that this particular chamber music experience was not uniformly good from start to finish, though I did have a fine time imagining an optimal effort. The string quartets of Joseph Haydn, like his symphonies, are plentiful, innovative and timeless. To open with any one of them is a sure thing. They are appealing and accessible and provide a rich snapshot of an ensemble’s sound, style and synergy. “Quartet in D Major, Op. 20, No. 4� opened with warm elegance and unfolded over the heartbeat of a beautiful thrumming cello line. Cellist David Finckel is well known to Tryon audiences as a skilled and passionate soloist, so it was a pleasure to note how tastefully he accomplished Felt, but

“I was never sure if someone’s perfect pitch was superseding relative pitch, or vice versa, or if they had had too much fun enroute to little old Tryon that day." -- Rita E. Landrum

Barely Heard through a number of homophonic passages. Intonation difficulties popped up here and there in several imitative sections, as well as during the first singing viola line. I was never sure if someone’s perfect pitch was superseding relative pitch, or vice versa, or if they had had too much fun enroute to little old Tryon that day. Their decisive, yet folksy rendition of the third movement was redemptive and was one of the high points of the evening for me. The only entire piece I consider a success was Antonin Dvorak’s “String Quartet No. 9 in D minor, Op. 34.� Filled with the influences of Czech folk music, it begs for overdone schmaltz, so I was grateful for the ensemble’s considered restraint. This allowed me to enjoy my vision of ladies in colorful skirts twirling to the sound of happy musicians in open vests without having the whole scene degenerate into “Dancing With The Stars in Regional Costumes.� Dvorak’s music is a complex and continuous blend of serious and light. To lean too far in either direction can sound like amateur actors reading Shakespeare. Congratulations to the quartet for this definitive performance. Sadly, and for the first time in my life, I was bored during Brahms. Any Brahms, all Brahms, lifts me quickly and engages me completely no matter how tired I might be and no (Continued on page 51)

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Kindergarten winners receive tickets for 1940s Radio Hour show, The 1940’s Radio Hour. The 1940s Radio Hour plays at the TLT Workshop Nov. 8-11 and Nov. 15-18. The box office, is open at 516 South Trade Street from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 828-859-2466. – article submitted by Betty Brewer

Ellen Jacot turned 100 years old on Thursday, Oct. 18. She celebrated in September at a gathering of family and many local friends. Jacot was born in 1912 in Oberon, North Dakota. She has lived in Tryon since 1913 and is a member of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. Ellen Jacot is the mother of Sandy Taylor, also of Tryon. (photo submitted)

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good idea for a piece filled with Brahms’s typical chill-generating hemiolas and soaring, overlapping lines of breathtaking range and intensity. I wanted an absence of linearity – like a mountain stream that occasionally widens and surges – with the music flowing like rushing water around random rocks of

various sizes as if barlines were a quaint notion thrown in for convention’s sake. The fourth movement showed signs of life, but by then I was dreaming about Stern, Ma, and Ax playing one of the piano trios. Thankfully, the encore was one of Dvorak’s twelve gorgeous “Cypresses,” which were

matter what is on my mind. I struggled to fall into this performance of “String Quartet in A minor, Op. 51, No. 2” and remained befuddled until the end. The restraint that worked so well in the Dvorak was not a


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Eight audience members of Tryon Little Theater’s last play, "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten," won a contest to match cast members to their kindergarten pictures. As a prize, Erin Alley, Carolyn Ashburn, Shawna Hughes, Eli Jenkins, Maryneal Jones, Monica Jones, Maria Nelson and Allison Seagle-Price each won two tickets to the upcoming

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adapted by Dvorak for string quartet from love songs he wrote when he was smitten with a 16-year-old student. (He married her sister.) Although “Cypresses” is often referred to as “chamber music lite,” this piece was a compelling – and beautifully done – ending to an uneven recital.

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Driven to distraction Depending on the way you look at it, I was either a terrible or magnificent driver while I lived in California. Traffic was so hair-pullingly grid-locked most of the time that I had a shameless talent for darting in and out of lanes like a dragonfly on diet pills - desperate just to actually be moving. It was also the only time in my life that I felt on even footing with the very rich because, when particularly bored after a half hour of mere idling, I would stare at the driver halted next to me in his throbbing Ferrari, choking on his own exhaust, and chirp, "That's a cool car!" To this, I would receive a barely acknowledged nod of his moussed head. "Bet it cost a bundle!" A slight smirk. Then I moved in for the kill. "And here you are, going the

buy a new pair of shoes. Traffic, as usual, was light on I-26 and we were having a pleasant ride on a beautiful day when suddenly, same speed as me!" I don't drive that way any more. several car lengths ahead, a truck There's no reason to- mostly be- pulling an open trailer containcause there's no traffic whatsoever ing four motorcycles lost part of where I live. I generally abide by its load. That's right: one of the the law and I never, ever, tailgate, motorcycles came somehow loose especially behind the huge logging and flew through the air, crashing into the slow trucks that I just scattering know are going “I’m Just lane, debris directly to lose their enSaying…” into our path. tire load on top of I've learned me, or, naturally, by Pam Stone to be calm in a horse trailers, becar. The only cause firstly, I'm time I've ever a horsewoman and it's terribly dangerous for all froze in a frightening situation concerned, and secondly, horses was, again, in Los Angeles, sitlive on a high-fiber diet and their ting in a line of traffic on La giant butts are pointing right at the Brea, waiting on a red light, and hood of your car, just waiting for a maniac, waving a machete, proceeded to cross the road by the next bump in the road. But still … you never know leaping on the hood of my Isuzu what could happen. Just a couple and jumped from car to car across of days ago, I was driving my six lanes of traffic. Several drivers soon-to-be 91-year-old mother paused in their cellphone converdown to Spartanburg in order to sations, only to resume after he

Notice of Public Hearing The City of Saluda will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 beginning at 6:00 pm. The meeting will be held upstairs at the Saluda Community Library on Main Street. The purpose of the hearing will be to discuss funds available through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program especially Small Business and Entrepreneurial Assistance Grant Program (SBEA). Specifically, the discussion will be whether or not the City will apply to the NC Department of Commerce on behalf of Green River Adventures. The application, if approved and submitted, will request $250,000 from the CDBG SBEA program to do the following: 1) assist Green River Adventures with the development of a zipline canopy tour (2) assist the City with the installation of wi-fi antennae for the Main Street area 3) fund the administration of the grant activities, compliance with CDBG regulations and the preparation of the grant application. At least 98% of these activities will funded with CDBG funds. The SBEA grant program is competitive and applications are due no later than October 17, 2012. Note: this is an extra public hearing. Due to an advertising glitch, the application public hearing is being held again after the submittal of the application. The City did hold an application public hearing on October 8, 2012 that was well attended.

The public is invited to attend this meeting. Persons with disabilities who need assistance in order to attend or participate in the meeting should contact Erny Williams at 828-7492581 at least 24 hours before the meeting, so that appropriate accommodations can be made. Esta información está disponible en español o en cualquier otra idioma bajo petición. Por favor, pongase en contacto con Erny al (828) 749-2581 o en 6 E. Main Street, Saluda, NC, para las comodidades de alojamiento para esta solicitud.

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turned west on Sunset and was well out of view. Now I avoided the motorcycle but couldn't miss the jagged piece of debris that pierced the front left tire. When you know you're about to have a blowout, you have far more time to prepare. I could hear the whistle of air screaming its release, took my foot off the gas and coasted to the emergency lane as the Hyundai tried with all its might to pull left. "Have we broken down?" Mom wanted to know. "You didn't see the motorcycle?" I asked, incredulous. "No, dear." "We've got a flat." "Oh! Well, at least it's a nice day and there's a lovely breeze." "That's the air conditioner." "I see. Where shall we have lunch?" Mindful of horrible videos where stranded motorists get hit by some inattentive driver and not about to make my elderly mother walk with me to the exit just ahead, I phoned Paul for help and we limped along, revolution by revolution as I was terrified of ruining the car's rims, and arrived at the top of the exit 30 minutes later, where we came to a stop and waited. "Have we broken down?" "We have a flat tire." "Well, at least it's a lovely day. There's such a nice breeze." Thinking hard, I decided I wanted to move to my Mom's world. How wonderful to feel so secure that, even though our afternoon had imploded around us, all would be well and she would be safe. Before long, Paul arrived in the truck and wrestled, with frustration, stubborn lug nuts and the jack that gave precious little room to crank upwards. I could see his temper rising and anticipated the pivotal scene out of 'A Christmas Story.' "This is such a Mickey Mouse Jack," he said hotly. "We're going to be here all day." "Well," I mused. "At least it's a lovely day." "And," said my Mom, poking her head out the passenger window. "Such a nice breeze!"

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Tryon Hounds annual fall hunter pace at Meadows of Campbell Creek The Tryon Hounds annual fall hunter pace took place at the lovely Meadows of Campbell Creek off of Tugaloo Road in Gowensville, overlooking Glassy Mountain. The faithful work crew for the trails consisted of Nelson Mimmick, Master Dean McKinney, Mike Axelrod and Jordan Hicks, and two Kobotas. There was even chain saw art done on location from a fallen tree. A sturdy jump better than 3 feet was constructed. The work on the trails took about eight hours of trimming and marking and was 9 miles long. Mike and Roberta Axelrod rode the course for optimum time at one hour and 23 minutes. Anita Williamson once again was the timer in Joey Cabiness’ absence, sending riders out and timing their arrival back. Anne Pierce checked in 111 riders, giving them numbers and seeing proof of Coggins testing. While all of this (Continued on page 55)

Second place field hunters Amy Shanahan, Reta Robbins and Sara Riggins come into the finish line Oct. 14. (photo by Lou Smith)

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was going on Nelson Mimmick, Dean McKinney, Richard Pierce and Justin Williamson were kept busy directing parking. As late morning rolled in Master Kerry Holmberg and huntsman Jordan Hicks fired up the grill preparing for the hungry riders. Delicious slaw, baked beans and chips complimented the hamburgers and hot dogs – yummy cookies and drinks topped it off. Joan Wescott Sweet graciously served the food, while Jen Jordan oversaw that all supplies were available. The very fact that we can enjoy this activity in the great out of doors is directly related to the generosity and good wishes of the landowners who have given their generous permission to ride over their properties. Riders passed through or just outside the properties of Madelon Wallace, Jan and Norm Petersen, Joe Henson, then the Henson family landowners near Highway 11 and trail that leads to the new “chain saw jump,” Kevin and Michele Sumner, formerly Chicky Brown Farm and their inviting jumps; and then by Richard Kulger on to the corner of Campbell-Tugaloo. Riders crossed Eric and Mary Eberins’ on the corner; on to Mary Wall Hendersons, and Penny Dean, cross Penny’s driveway into the woods, and then down into the tomato field. A good gallop takes us to the checkpoint commanded by Skip

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Leck and Jim Sumrall. Instructed, they cross back over Campbell Road and down Lovers Lane to Susie Mercks land, taking them to the top of the hill past Tom and Vickey Jackson. Continuing on, they came to the double bridges, one being newly named “the devil’s bridge” due to a glitch happening on the trail marking. Soon we are near Red Horse Inn, Mary Walters and into a field with a view – Ed and Noreen Cotheran. After catching their breath from the view they headed for home – crossing back to Tugaloo to Stone house, and being checked in at the finish line where Anita Williamson was waiting. Results: Shauna Moore won the special wings after flying the course in under an hour. Moore and her speedy steed took the course in 56 minutes, three seconds. The optimum time for the field hunter division was one hour, 23 minutes and was won by Amy Gantt and Lisa Tyler, both of Seneca, who came in a slim three seconds over that optimum. In second place was the Tennessee trio of Sara Riggins of Piney Flats, Reta Robbins of Johnson City and Amy Shanahan, of Bluntville, with a ride time of one hour, 20 minutes, 11 seconds. Baiba Bourbeau of Tryon and Beatrice Lamb of Columbus took third place honors with a ride time just three minutes, 32 seconds over the optimum. Emily Mitchell of Greer and Julie Phillips rode the course in one hour, 28 minutes, 54 seconds to earn Fourth Place. Fifth

was taken by Beth Goldizen of Roebuck and April Mink of Mill Spring who were five minutes, 54 seconds over the optimum. Calvin Halford and Anitra Peterson, both from Columbus, earned sixth place with a ride time of one hour, 33 minutes, eight seconds. The calculated optimum time for the trail rider division was two hours, 17 minutes, 23 seconds. Nancy Finkell and Bobby Turner, both from Spartanburg, took first place honors with a ride time of two hours, 19 minutes, 13 seconds. Second place went to Susan and Fred Knickerbocker of Bristol, Tenn. with a ride time just two minutes, three seconds under the optimum. Sheila and Michael Veach of Tryon, rode the course in two hours, 20 minutes, 44 seconds for third place. Fourth place goes to Lin Martin of Campobello, S.C. who was just four minutes, 16 seconds under the calculated optimum. Lani Hasselbring of Tryon and Nancy Hasselbring of Columbus, earned the pink ribbons with a ride time of two hours, 22 minutes. Sixth place went to Eileen Gunipero, Sara and Teresa Lyter of Columbus and Birga Wild for turning in a ride time of two hours, 22 minutes, 10 seconds with their Islandic ponies. We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming events. Another ride was held with the Green Creek Hounds Halloween Hunter Pace on Oct. 28. The Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE) will hold (Continued on page 56)






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their fall hunter pace on Nov. 11. Events will continue straight thru May with a short break for the holidays, so be sure to check the schedule and come play with us. Always remember to check the website WCHPace.org for all upcoming events, news, articles, photos, placements and contact information. For information on the Western Carolina Hunter Pace and Trail Ride Series e-mail series coordinator, Jan Smith at Jan@WCHPace. org or call Jan at 828-894-8760. – article by Louise Hughston and Jan Smith

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