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Tryon Daily Bulletin

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Vol. 85 / No. 216

Tryon, N.C. 28782

Friday, December 7, 2012

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Christmas marches through Polk County

The Extreme Home Makeover episode airing on Monday, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. on ABC will feature a family including five kids adopted from Crossnore School in Crossnore, N.C. Hazel Horne encourages everyone to watch the episode because her daughter Dr. Phyllis Crain, a Polk County native, at one time served as executive director of Crossnore School. Crane also served many years as a teacher in District 1 schools. Crane passed away after a long battle with cancer earlier this year.

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


Saluda Center, Friday events: chair exercise, 9:30 a.m.; Trash Train, 10 a.m.; NA Meeting, 8 p.m. For more activities, email saludacenter@ or visit www. (Continued on page 2)

Boy Scouts in Columbus wave to Hillbilly Clan No. 2 riders in last year’s Christmas parade. Downtown Columbus will celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season this year with its parade Saturday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. Tryon will host its parade Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 5:30 p.m. and Saluda will host its parade Saturday, Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

Polk gets $50k offer on Jervey-Palmer building Upset bid process begins by Leah Justice

After the Town of Tryon decided not to take ownership of the

Jervey-Palmer building, the Polk County Board of Commissioners received a $50,000 bid on the property. County commissioners met Monday, Dec. 3 and accepted the

Serving Polk County and Upper Spartanburg and Greenville Counties

offer as well as agreed to advertise for upset bids. Any government owned property that receives an offer to purchase must go out for (Continued on page 4)

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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. TPS Holiday Show, runs through Dec. 22. Stop by 26 Maple Street in Tryon, Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Seniors on Sobriety (SOS) AA Meeting, Fridays at noon, Polk County Chamber of Commerce Building, 2753 Lynn Rd. (Hwy 108), Tryon. 828-8940293. Tryon Parks Committee, Tryon Parks Committee will be meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. at Tryon Town Hall, McCown Room. Contact: John Vining, 828-894-8218. Tryon Christmas Stroll, Friday, Dec. 7 from 5-8 p.m. Enjoy an evening strolling among downtown merchants with refreshments while you enjoy music from local choirs and get a chance to meet Santa. Wreath-making workshop, The Mill Spring Ag Center is hosting a wreath-making workshop every Friday until Dec. 21 from 5-7 p.m. and every Saturday until Dec. 22 from 1-3 p.m. American Legion Post 250, weekly bingo games, Fridays, 7 p.m., 43 Depot St., Tryon. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Smoke-free. Narcotics Anon., Saluda Se-

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Indoor Holiday Market, Ag center’s Indoor Holiday Market, Dec. 8 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. A Taste of Polk, First “tasting” at the Mill Spring Farm Store. The tasting will include baked goods, homemade candies and grass-fed meat. The Farm Store is inside the Mill Spring Ag Center just off the intersection of Hwy 108 and Hwy 9. For more information, call 828894-8028. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba class, Saturdays, 9 a.m. Grassroots Art Project, holds art classes to benefit Lennie’s Fund and the Humane Society, Saturdays from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. There is no fee for the class and all materials will be provided. Classes are held at the Holy Cross Episcopal Church on Melrose Ave. in Tryon. Call 828899-0673 for more information. Deck the Holidays Fair, Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. A fund raising event to replace chairs and tables at Roseland Community Center. The event will consist of handmade crafts, a bake sale, silent auction and Christmas music by harpist Liana Stadelmann. The fair will be held at Roseland. Art photography with smartphones, Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Upstairs, 49 S. Trade St., Tryon (828-859-2828). Mixed-media artist Melissa Parrish Pittman will guide participants through the use of common photography apps (bring your own iPhone or other smartphone). House of Flags Museum, open Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 33 Gibson Street, Columbus. TPS Holiday Show, runs through Dec. 22. Stop by 26 Maple Street in Tryon, Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tryon Fine Arts Center, Oil painting class for teens with Margaret Curtis, Saturdays, noon - 3 p.m. Wreath-making workshop, The Mill Spring Ag Center is

Friday, December 7, 2012

Local Weather Forecast:



Moon Phase

Today: Cloudy, with 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. High 60, low 47. Saturday: Mostly Cloudy cloudy, with 10 percent chance of rain. High 71, low 52.

Partly cloudy

Sunday: Partly cloudy, with no chance of rain. High 70, low 56. Monday: Showers, with 60 percent chance of rain. High 66, low 42. Wednesday’s weather was: High 73, low 49, with .01 inches of rain.

CLARIFICATION In Wednesday’s, Dec. 5 front page article regarding the new Polk County Board of Commissioners making big changes, commissioner Tom Pack was quoted as saying state employees receive state retirement and county employees do not. Pack was referring to the health insurance portion of the retirement package that state employees receive. County employees do have a retirement benefit but it does not include the health insurance package. hosting a wreath-making workshop every Friday until Dec. 21 from 5-7 p.m. and every Saturday until Dec. 22 from 1-3 p.m.


Community Chorus, Sunday, Dec. 9, 3 p.m., A chorus of more than 100 singers will fill the Polk High School Auditorium with familiar Christmas carols. The event will also include the “St. Nicholas” opera. Contra Dance, Dec. 9 at Sunnydale log cabin near IGA in Tryon. Beginner lessons at 3:30 p.m. Dancing from 4-6:30 p.m. Live music by Blue Ridge Rounders with caller Diane Silver. Suggested donation. No dance experience and no partner needed. Family friendly. Info: or 828-899-1919.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Mondays, Harmon Field/Tryon, 7 a.m. - noon. Saluda Center, Mondays, Chair Exercise, 9:30 a.m.; Line Dance, 12:30 p.m.; Saluda Duplicate Bridge, 1:30 p.m. 828749-9245. For more activities, email saludacenter@hotmail. com or visit

The Meeting Place Senior Center, sing-along, 10 a.m.; senior fitness, 11 a.m.; bingo or bead class 12:30 p.m. 828894-0001. Christian Fellowship Luncheon, 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. Saluda Center, Monday activities include line dancing at 12:30 p.m. For more information visit Alcholics Anonymous, Mondays, 5:30 p.m., Tryon United Methodist Church, New Market Road in Tryon. Green Creek Community Center, line dance classes (ultra beginner and beginner/intermediate), Monday,s 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the gym. Male Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Mondays, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. (Continued on page 39)

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County officials sworn in

Registrar of Deeds Sheila Whitmire swears in Pam Hyder as Clerk of Court, with Hyder is her husband Kenneth. (photos by Leah Justice)

Pam Hyder swears in Sheila Whitmire as Registrar of Deeds. Whitmire was joined by her daughter Kristin Montgomery.

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ago when its department of social services (DSS) moved into a new human service building the county upset bids. If there are no higher constructed in Mill Spring. The bids of at least five percent or more county’s goal for years was to on the property, the property can vacate the building, which housed be sold to the first bidder, Jerry DSS, veteran’s service, the senior center and mental health services, Thomas. “I have in hand an offer for due to its age and expense to the Jervey-Palmer building,” maintain. The building was originally said then commissioner chair Ray Gasperson. “The offer is to constructed in 1929 as the first St. take the property as is and not to Luke’s Hospital. A new hospital request any further studies on the was constructed in Columbus and opened in 1973 when the hospital property.” Gasperson stepped down as gave the county the Jervey-Palmer chair Monday after a new major- building. Polk County officials decided ity board of commissioners was after vacating sworn into ofthe building the fice and appointbest use of the ed newly elected “I have in hand an offer property would commissioner for the Jervey-Palmer be to give it to Michael Gage building. The offer is to the Town of as chair. Gasperson remains on take the property as is and Tryon since it is the board along not to request any further located within town limits and with Ted Ow- studies on the property.” the town’s zonens, Tom Pack, -- Ray Gasperson ing authority. Keith Holbert Tryon asked and Gage. The board consisting of commissioners the county to have a phase I study Gasperson, Renée McDermott, done on the property, which conOwens, Pack and Cindy Walker cluded that there was lead paint made the Jervey-Palmer decision and asbestos located in the buildprior to the swearing in of the new ing. Tryon then asked the county to do a phase II study, but the board. Some concern was raised re- county instead asked the town if garding the county’s future liabil- the county could remove the tanks ity on the property in the event in question instead of conducting that some environmental hazard a phase II study. Tryon had planned to work is discovered. There are two tanks located somewhere on the with Thomas to give him the buildproperty and local officials do not ing in exchange for Thomas buyknow exactly what they contain or ing a new maintenance shed for the town to have at its wastewater if there have been any leaks. Then county attorney Mike treatment plant in order to tear Egan said it helps if the buyer down the one that sits just behind agrees to purchase the property downtown. Tryon officials said the exas is. Then commissioner vice-chair change became too complicated McDermott, a former attorney, and declined the offer of the said the buyer would have re- Jervey-Palmer building following course against the county if a a meeting Nov. 20. It has not been made public problem is found but if the state became involved the county may what plans Thomas has for the still be responsible, depending on 17,777-square-foot Jervey-Palmer if the problem occurred during the building that is located on 4.92 county’s ownership or the hospi- acres of land along Carolina Drive. Thomas also purchased the fortal’s ownership. Polk County vacated the Jer- mer Grover Plant in Lynn earlier vey-Palmer building about a year this year. (continued from page 1)

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Horsehead Corporation (Nasdaq: ZINC) is a leading U.S. producer of zinc metal and specialty zinc related products. We are the world’s leader in zinc recycling. We are currently constructing and will open a state-of-the-art zinc production facility in Rutherford County, North Carolina to produce high purity zinc metal from 100% recycled raw material feedstock. Construction is expected to be completed in the second half of 2013. Horsehead is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and employs approximately 1,100 employees across eight facilities. Visit for more company information. We are currently starting to accept applications for positions at the new plant and are offering informational meetings in the community to discuss the facility and the hiring process. We expect the various production positions to pay in the range of $12.00/hr. to $20.00/hr (from entry Production Level I through Control Room Operator). Maintenance positions will be above $20.00/hr. For Salary positions watch for us on JOB OPENINGS INCLUDE: - Janitor - Security/Weigh Scale - Production Level I, II & III - Shipping & Warehouse - Material Handling & Unloading - Control Room Operator - Mechanical Maintenance - Electrical Maintenance - Instrumentation Applications are being accepted at the Forest City Employment Security Commission located at 139 East Trade Street, Forest City, NC 28043, ph. 828-245-9841. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Informational meetings will be held as follows: - Monday, December 10, 2012, at the Isothermal Community College Library Located at 286 ICC Loop Road, Spindale, NC 28160 ph. 828-286-3636. Meetings at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. - Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at the Isothermal Community College Library Located at 286 ICC Loop Road, Spindale, NC 28160 ph. 828-286-3636. Meetings at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. - Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at the LeGrand Center Located at 1800 E. Marion Street, Shelby, NC ph. 704-669-4700. Meetings at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. - Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at the LeGrand Center Located at 1800 E. Marion Street, Shelby, NC ph. 704-669-4700. Meetings at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Former commissioner chair Ray Gasperson (center) honors outgoing commissioners Renée McDermott (left) and Cindy Walker (right) during the commissioner meeting Dec. 3. McDermott and Walker each served four-year terms as commissioners. (photo by Leah Justice)

McDermott, Walker end commission terms Editor’s Note: following are speeches given by outgoing Polk County Commissioners Renée McDermott and Cindy Walker during the county’s meeting Dec. 3. Both served four-year terms after being elected in 2008. McDermott failed to retain her seat in November’s election and Walker chose not to seek re-election this year. Cindy Walker “Franklin D. Roosevelt’s advice to his son was ‘be sincere; be brief; be seated.’ I appreciate the opportunity to serve on the board of com-

missioners for the last four years. I want to thank the staff, employees, department heads, clerks, county manager and attorney for all of your help over the last four years. I also want to thank our community of volunteers that serve on our various boards. I am grateful for the encouragement and support from members of the community-you know who you are. Renée and Ray (Gasperson) - I love ya like a sister and brother, it has been an honor (Continued on page 8)

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Mill Spring, NC $716,800. MLS#1250971 Collinsville Road $795,000. Horse Farm on 38+ acres of beautiful land in a “Short Creek Farm” 1850’s charming 2BR/2BA home w/ pool, mountain views & rolling pasgreat location. 3BR/3.5BA home overlooks tures on 38+acres w/creek. 3 stall shed-row fenced rolling pastures and a private lake. 7 stall barn w/tack room & second level apartment. style barn with equipment & hay storage, 2 stall CETA trails. Madelon Wallace 864-316-3484 run-in shed. Madelon Wallace 864-316-3484

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FARM ON FETA TRAILS $549,500. Great horse farm on just under 7 acres. Private 3BR/ 3BA home with open living concept - 3 stall Morton barn, approx 4 acres in fenced pasture. Mickey Hambright 828-817-1796

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and privilege to serve with you. Tom (Pack) and Ted (Owens) I’ve learned a lot and I’ve enjoyed it and I’ve struggled some. Tom, Ted, Michael (Gage), Keith (Holbert) and Ray I wish you the best for your new board. I hope that your discussions will be civil, your audience kind and your decisions sound. Best of luck.” Renée McDermott “I join in commissioner Walker’s appreciation of employees, clerks, volunteers, the community and fellow commissioners. Our majority these past four years on the board of commissioners has had a good run. We took major steps to keep Polk County rural and beautiful. We enacted a new subdivision ordinance, which gives citizens the right to comment on major,

sensitive subdivision applications. We’ve never had that before in Polk County, and it gives citizens and important new voice. We strongly supported the Agricultural Economic Development program, to save Polk County’s farms and to bring more farms to Polk County. We ran county water to the ag center in Mill Spring, helping to make the center financially selfsufficient. All this has helped to keep Polk County rural and increase the number of jobs. We made Polk County government more open. Many more county documents are on the Internet. And our board of commissioners agendas and board packets are posted on the Internet before our meetings. We didn’t make decisions in secret; we discussed the issues in public, for all to hear. We rarely had closed session meetings, only when absolutely necessary. Former boards had

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held closed sessions at nearly every board of commissioners meeting, sometimes spending even more time in the closed session than in the public session. Our board stopped that. We completed the new building for the Meeting Place and created an entirely new adult day health care facility. That means so much for the folks who use the adult day health care center and for their home caregivers, giving them respite and important time for themselves. And we built the new Howard Greene Human Services building. Along with all this, and during the Great Recession, we brought Polk County’s debt down from $20 million to $11.5 million, an approximate 40 percent reduction. We strongly supported the excellent Polk County Schools, making up for unwise education budget cuts in the North Caro-

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“We strongly supported the excellent Polk County Schools, making up for unwise education budget cuts in the North Carolina Legislature. We saved the Polk County Preschool program when the legislature withheld funding.” -- Renée McDermott

lina Legislature. We saved the Polk County Preschool program when the legislature withheld funding. The re-organization of the economic development office has resulted in more jobs in Polk County, including textile manufacturing jobs at Carolina Yarn Processing. We arranged for hiring an experienced, trained (Continued on page 10)

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government, keeping debt down and taxes low, even during very challenging economic times. When I was 19 years old, and had just graduated from college, I came across the following motto. I have since tried to live by it, including during my time as a Polk County Commissioner. Here is what it says: ‘I expect to pass this way but once; any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, For I shall not pass this way again.’ ~ Etienne De Greliet I will continue to strive to live by that motto, and I will strive to continue to serve Polk County and its people.”

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economic development director, and that has paid off well. When Green River Adventures wanted to expand, we were there to help. I proposed amendments to our ordinances that would allow “nature-oriented non-motorized outdoor recreation,” uses compatible with the beauty of the mountains. In record time, the planning board and commissioners unanimously adopted that plan. In the past year, our economic development office and the North Carolina Department of Commerce have documented more than 100 new businesses opening in Polk County. I fully expect what we put in place to continue with such successes in the future. Overall, our board fostered good, open, clean, stable county

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Polk District Court results Tryon Fine ArTs CenTer Nov. 26, 2012 session: and court costs. In Polk County District Adam Wesley Klingsheim Court held Nov. 26, 2012 was convicted of speeding with Judge David Fox presid- 80 mph in a 65 mph zone. ing, 103 cases were heard. Kingsheim was sentenced to Some cases were continued, 12 months unsupervised prodismissed or sent to superior bation, a $100 fine and court court. costs. The following persons were Spencer Levon Simpson convicted of a crime (names was convicted of speeding 74 are printed as they appear in mph in a 65 mph zone. Simpcourt records): son was fined $30 and court Robert Wayne Arledge was costs. convicted of reckless driving Emeritus Anto Stafford was to endanger, failure to appear convicted of level 2 driving on misdemeanwhile impaired Court Results or and failure and speeding to comply with 82 mph in a 65 monies. Arledge was sen- mph zone. Stafford was sentenced to 30 days in jail with tenced to 24 months unsupercredit for time served. vised probation, 14 days in jail Angus Terrell Bellamy was with credit for time served, a convicted of driving while $500 fine and court costs. license revoked. Bellamy was Michael Ryan Thacker was sentenced to one year unsuper(Continued on page 12) vised probation, a $200 fine



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convicted of speeding 91 mph in a 65 mph zone. Thacker was fined $91 and court costs. Kerrie Marie Thomas was convicted of speeding 82 mph in a 65 mph zone and unsealed wine/liquor in passenger area. Thomas was sentenced to 12 months unsupervised probation, a $100 fine and court costs. Taylor Michelle Wilson was convicted of drive after consuming under age 21 and speeding 107 mph in a 65 mph zone. Wilson was sentenced to one year unsupervised probation, 24 hours of community service and court costs. Nov. 28, 2012 session: In Polk County District Court held Nov. 28, 2012 with Judge David K. Fox presiding, 154 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): Gregory Allan Bondzeit was convicted of speeding 74 mph in a 65 mph zone. Bondzeit was fined $40 and court costs. Jonathan Ryan Burrell was convicted of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Burrell was sentenced to 24 months supervised probation, 48 hours of community service and court costs. James Lee Carroll was convicted of two counts of failure to appear on misdemeanor. Carroll was sentenced to one year unsupervised probation, a $100 fine and court costs. Marilyn Debora Collins was convicted of speeding 74 mph in a 65 mph zone. Collins was fined $30 and court costs. Paul Jonathan Delporto was convicted of speeding 74 mph in a 65 mph zone. Delporto

was fined $30 and court costs. Lloyd Kimie Derreberry was convicted of possession of open container/consumption of alcohol in passenger area. Derreberry was fined $25 and court costs. Sandra Elizabeth Forney was convicted of speeding 74 mph in a 65 mph zone. Forney was fined $30 and court costs. Justin Charles Fox was convicted of speeding 70 mph in a 65 mph zone. Fox was fined $20 and court costs. Brian Scott Hayes was convicted of communicating threats. Hayes was sentenced to three days in jail with credit for time served. Renee McCoyle Hilerio was convicted of unintentional littering. Hilerio was fined $50 and court costs. Jason Matthew Metcalf was convicted of resisting public officer. Metcalf was sentenced to one year unsupervised probation, 24 hours of community

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service and court costs. Shawn O’Neil Moore Jr. was convicted of simple affray. Moore was sentenced to 10 days in jail with credit for time served. William Damon Pack was convicted of reckless drivingwanton disregard. Pack was sentenced to 10 days in jail. Brandon Rhoshod Ross was convicted of speeding 107 mph in a 65 mph zone, driving while license revoked and failure to appear on misdemeanor. Ross was sentenced to 18 months unsupervised probation, a $300 fine and court costs. Joshua David Schond was convicted of second-degree trespass. Schond was sentenced to one year unsupervised probation, $225 in restitution and court costs. Thomas Burton Wagner was convicted of failure to wear seat belt-rear seat. Wagner was fined $25 and court costs.

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Jingle Bell Jog for the Hungry, Dec. 15 Lace up your tennis shoes and hit the pavement with fellow runners for the third-annual Jingle Bell Jog for the Hungry, a non-timed fun run. The event will take place Saturday, Dec. 15 at 9 a.m. in downtown Landrum. The run is aimed at stamping out hunger in school-aged children and encouraging physical activity. Entry fee for the run is a non-perishable food item(s).

Runners can choose the 4-mile or 2.5-mile loop. There will be random drawings for prizes throughout the event. Earth Fare, The Healthy Grocery Store will offer runners and spectators with a bagel breakfast for a small donation. The run will take place at 156 N Trade Avenue in Landrum. For more information, call Kathryn Gillie at 864-4574121. – article submitted

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Join Jamie Cehlar, DPT, Physical Therapist with St. Luke’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, to learn more about Parkinson’s Disease and the role of physical therapy. Tuesday, Dec. 11 2 - 3 p.m. St. Luke’s Hospital Library

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Sunny View Elementary School Dec. 5 announced its honor roll for the second six weeks of the 2012-2013 school year. Students honored include: A honor roll – third graders Chan Barber, Emma Bradley, Carley Lawter and Sebastian Potter; fourth graders Tyler Bowling, Kaylin Jenkins, Bradley Marcello, Tristan Mistler, Daniel Searcy, Jared Searcy, Megan Searcy and Stella Tallon; fifth-graders Trey Ferguson, Chase Jackson, Riley Lawter, Madison Pruette and James Smith. AB honor roll – third-grad-

ers Dora Bailey, Jylyn Barnes, Keeleigh Bradley, Elise Brandon, Cameron Evans, Christopher Hancock, Avery Moore, Cassie Smith and Marissa Williams; fourth-graders Lily Bishop, Kole Eubanks, Savannah Greene, Brady Hall, Nathan Nodine, William Phillips, Colin Searcy, Sarah Strough and Hayden Stull; and fifth-graders LeeAnn Bradley, Timothy Bradley, Morgan Brooks, Callie Burnett, Hunter Lynch, Nathan Ruff, Sarah Russell, Jordan Searcy, Bryson Seay, Gage Shelton and Lauren Wilson. – article submitted

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Winterizing your outboards to keep things running Being winterized is something my boat has never experienced. Its owner loves to fish too much in the winter. But most folks do let their boat rest in the winter months. And a little precaution can be well worth your efforts. I asked Charlie Bramlett, a local boat repair man with many years of experience for some tips on what to do to keep your outboard safe in the cold of winter. The thing he probably stressed the most was putting ethanol Stabil in your gas tanks. Put in the recommended amount according to the label, then run your motor a few minutes to be sure any gas not Stabil treated is out of your fuel lines and carburetors. Never run your engine out of water unless you have a motor

flusher and a turned on water replace the lower unit oil to hose properly attached to your prevent damage from freezing. water intake. Your water pump It’s a good idea to change it can burn out very quickly with- anyway and now is as good a out water. time as any. The next step is one I had not Bramlett also said to heard of until now. leave your engine He sprays fogging trimmed down to Life oil into the carbs or prevent water from intake while the enOutside collecting in the exgine is running until haust outlet around the engine “chokes Four Walls your prop. Water down.” This coats that stands and by Rob and protects the freezes in the lower McComas cylinders and carunit can cause some buretors from correal damage. While rosion. You may or may not you are there, remove the prop need a new set of spark plugs and check to see if there is any when you take your boat out fishing line etc. around the of storage after using fogging hub. This can cause damage to oil, but it’s a step Bramlett seals and end up costing you. recommends. Disconnecting your batterCheck your lower unit oil to ies is a good idea too. Critters see if it has any signs of water. can chew wires and cause a The oil will look milky white short, electrical equipment can if it has water. If so, drain and accidentally get left on, and

children may try to crank you engine for you. If you have an OMC engine with a VRO pump, unhook the line from VRO pump to prevent oil from seeping into your carburetors and gumming them up. Bramlett said that inboards are a whole different creature and it’s safest to take it to someone who knows what they are doing to winterize them. These steps are an “ounce of prevention.” It’s easy to put things like this off, but the sooner the better if you plan on storing your boat. And if you are considering the few bucks you can save by not winterizing your boat, just go to a dealership and check the prices of a new engine, or ask their hourly rates for service, it may put things into right perspective.

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The circle of life To all those who have ex- same litter. pressed concern as to what my Tyrion arrived at the shelter new direction will be since my in late June as a stray turn in retirement, fear not, for my with wounds on his neck. He goal toward helping my kids was also high heartworm posiis as strong as ever. tive. His wounds have healed My new direction simply and he has been on medicahas to do with how I will han- tion for heartworm since his dle my expensarrival. es. Besides Ty r i o n i s Humane Society other things, I doing wonderSpecial Cases visit the shelfully and has ter just about become the star Leonard Rizzo every day, I’d of our shelter. hate for my kids to ever think He loves people of all sorts that I’ve abandoned them. and is great with other dogs, One of my favorite stops but not with cats. He’s also is to visit Tyrion, a 2 ½ year an escape artist, just like Buck/ old pointer mix who reminds Bandit, but doesn’t run away, me of Buck (now Bandit), the I think he does it just because sweet boy who was struck by he can. Debbie O’Donnell, a car and found under a tree. who has been working with his The look and demeanor of training, recently said to me, these two boys are so strik- “he is so beautiful and smart, ingly similar I’d like to believe they might be twins from the (Continued on page 17)

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I can’t believe he hasn’t found a home yet.” Come visit this magnificent boy and if you agree that he is all I say he is and wish to add him to your family, I will personally purchase an invisible fence (which he needs) and have it installed. On Nov. 7, I made my usual visit to Foothills Humane Society to check on Tyrion and all the other kids. After checking the adoption board, then seeing who was fostered or at the vet, I went in to visit Lani who handles our meds to learn if anyone was in trouble. “Go down and see Muffin, Lennie,” Lani said, “she’s having pups and one of them didn’t make it. Be careful, she’s very frightened and will nail you.” Lani knows me well and is aware that I have a tendency

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to be fearless and reckless at times. I smiled at her and said, “I’ll be good.” Before going down, I learned she was a stray that came in the night before. After giving all the other dogs treats, I went to Muffin’s cage. I stood there frozen, unable to move, as tears unashamedly ran down my cheeks. She was so thin and her skin was bad, most likely from neglect, but it was something else that moved me right down to my bones. Muffin was frantically licking and nudging her dead baby, this primeval instinct to preserve life was more than I could bear. “Dear Lord,” I prayed, “help us to help this poor creature.” I left and on the way out I told Lani, “I’ll see her tomorrow.” The next day I learned that Muffin was brought upstairs to the first run with her pups. (Continued on page 18)

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me warily. In the subsequent two weeks, Muffin began coming I grabbed a few treats and went to the cage door when she to visit, I was determined to in- heard my voice. She’s alteract and win her trust. When lowed me to sit in with her and I got to the cage door I noticed touch her as I give her treats. she was nursing four pups. I I excitedly went out and told Ashley (Cutie) rushed back my progress. to see Lani, “Yes, Len“did that baby “I guess the Good Lord n i e, s h e’s make it?” gave her two more to make come a long “No Lenup for the one she lost.” way and even nie, we took -- Leonard Rizzo if she bites, that one away, she won’t bite she had two more after you left.” I laughed, down, just a warning to be “I guess the good Lord gave careful.” I like Cutie a lot, she’s a her two more to make up for smart girl with a big heart who the one she lost.” I went back and opened gets it. I’ll never truly know what’s her cage door and went in. I handed her a treat, which she in store for Muffin and her devoured greedily and spoke pups, Tyrion and all the rest. to her softly to gain her confi- We can only do what we can dence. She took the treat and leave that to a higher power two more without any attempt and to all of you. Thanks for listening. to bite, though she watched (continued from page 17)

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Egg-redible benefits You’ve probably all heard the first cook the egg, because avidin ad for “The Incredible, Edible affects dogs the same way. Egg,” but did you know the egg If you wash fresh eggs, do so really is incredible? only with cool water. An egg has First, eggs contain a low-cost, pores that can draw contaminants high-quality source of protein in if washed in warm or hot water. (the best for human consumption Now for some fun facts about in my opinion), minerals and eggs. vitamins, (all except vitamin C), The average hen lays 250 to and egg yolks are one of only a 270 eggs a year. The color of an few foods that contain vitamin egg is determined by the color of D. They contain choline, which is the laying hen. Hens with white necessary for healthy membranes feathers and white earlobes, lay in our bodies, and for proper brain white eggs. Hens with red feathfunction. Eggs are good for our ers and red earlobes, lay brown eyes too, because they contain eggs, though brown eggs taste no more “lutein” different than than any green white ones. An Diet & Exercise vegetable; even by David Crocker eggshell can spinach. have as many Eggs are also versatile. They as 17,000 pores, that are used to can be prepared over easy, sunny let in oxygen, and keep out carbon side up, shirred, hard boiled, soft dioxide. About 75 billion eggs are boiled, poached or scrambled. In produced in the U.S. each year. addition, eggs can be made into China is the biggest supplier egg salad, or added to other food of eggs in the world, producing dishes. It is true egg yolks contain 390 billion. If you can’t remember cholesterol, but most on a low-fat if an egg is raw or hard boiled, diet can eat one or two eggs a day spin it. If it wobbles, it’s raw; if without measurable changes to it spins, it’s cooked. A fresh egg their blood cholesterol levels. In will sink in water, but a spoiled fact, “saturated” fat in the diet, egg will float. not cholesterol, influences blood So, consider the egg; it’s one of cholesterol levels most. the most nutritious foods available While eggs do seem a common to us. By the way; as to which allergen, especially in infants, came first…”the chicken or the many children outgrow the al- egg.” Read Genesis 1:20-22, and lergy, then have no problem. Also, you’ll find… it was the chicken. folks allergic to chicken eggs Diet or exercise question? shouldn’t take the flu vaccine. To Email me atdwcrocker77@ avoid risk from Salmonella (a type, or visit fitness4yof bacterium that can be present David Crocker of both on the inside and outside of Landrum has been a nutritionist eggs), cook eggs thoroughly, and and master trainer for 26 years. don’t hold eggs in the temperature He served as strength director of range of 40 to 140 degrees Fahr- the Spartanburg Y.M.C.A., head enheit for more than two hours. strength coach for the USCDon’t eat raw eggs either; not Spartanburg baseball team, S.C. only because of risk of salmo- state champion girls gymnastic nella infection, but because raw team, and the Converse college eggs contain a substance called equestrian team. He has also avidin. Avidin binds with biotin been a water safety consultant to (a B vitamin necessary for cellular the United States Marine Corps, growth), and keeps it from being lead trainer to L.H. fields modelabsorbed by our bodies. However, ing agency and a teacher for four cooking eggs, breaks avidin’s semesters at USC-Union. David bond. Even if you mix an egg with was also a regular guest of the your dog’s food for a shiny coat, Pam Stone radio show.

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Ritola to speak to Unitarians The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will meet at the Tryon Youth Center on Rt. 176 N. at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 9. The Reverend DiAnna Ritola will speak on the topic, “The Sabbath Wholly Kept.” “How do we unplug from the demands of daily life and reconnect to that which we deem most sacred? Is there a magic formula for finding ways in which to slow down and breathe into the space of wholeness? Indeed there is — well, sort of. Many faith traditions have spiritual practices that allow us to find our centers and the tradition of Sabbath is a good place to start.” Rev. DiAnna Ritola received her ordination as an interfaith minister from The New Seminary for Interfaith Studies. She also has a private practice called

Authentic Integration: Spiritual Sex and Intimacy Coaching, and is a professional speaker on the integration of spirituality and sexuality. Ritola has been a member of the UU Congregation of Asheville since 2001 and has two daughters. She enjoys cooking and eating, yoga and crossword puzzles, and heartfelt conversation. Just to prove she could, Ritola trained for and ran both a ½ marathon and a full marathon in the spring of 2012, but she hasn’t run much since. The community is invited to come early for fellowship and refreshments. For more information, call 828-894-5776 or visit UU’s website at - article submitted by Dan Dworkin

Business After Hours at Tryon Arts and Crafts, Dec. 11 Chamber members are invited Tuesday, Dec. 11 to the Christmas Business After Hours at Tryon Arts and Crafts, on Harmon Field Road. Tryon Arts and Crafts is currently exhibiting their Holiday Gift Show, with a variety of mediums on display (jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, etc), and their Gift Shop is also going to be open for shopping. Co-hosting this event are Veri-

zon, Swedish Solutions Day Spa and Purrrfect Bark. All members are invited to attend and also bring a door prize from their business. The event will be from 5:30-7 p.m. All attendees are required to RSVP to the chamber by Monday, Dec. 10 at 5 p.m. by calling 828859-6236. - article submitted by Janet Sciacca

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Resources for making a home senior-friendly Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I are both in our 60s and are interested in making some modest changes to our home to make it more practical and senior-friendly, but aren’t sure what to do. What resources can you recommend to help us figure this out? ~ Homebodies Dear Homebodies, Most seniors, like you and your husband, want to stay living in their own home. But being able to do so often depends on how easy it will be to get around the house if you develop physical limitations. Here are some helpful resources you can turn to, to get an idea of what types of improvements you should make that will make your home safer and more convenient as you grow older. Get informed A good first step in making your house senior-friendly is to do a home assessment. Go through your house, room by room as if you’ve never set foot in it before, looking for problem areas like potential tripping or slipping hazards, and areas that are hard to access. To help you with this, there are various organizations that offer published lists of questions to ask, and things to look for to identify problems. The Fall Prevention Center of

Excellence (see, for example, offers a number of online checklists including one called “How Well Does Your Home Meet Your Needs?” that you can access directly at Or, download and print off the National Caregivers Library “Home Modification Checklist” at – click on “Checklists & Forms,” then on “Housing” to get there. AARP also has an excellent resource called “The AARP Home Fit Guide” that provides a checklist and tips to keep your home safe and livable as you age. You can access it at homefitguide. org, or if you’re an AARP member, call 888-687-2277 and ask them to mail you a free copy. Personalized advice If you want more personalized help, consider getting a professional in-home assessment with an occupational therapist. An occupational therapist, or OT can evaluate the challenges and shortcomings of your home, make modification recommendations and refer you to products and services to help you make improvements. Ask your doctor for a referral to an OT in your area. Your local Area Agency on Aging (call the Eldercare Loca-

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tor at 800-677-1116 for contact information) can also help you find nearby therapists. Many health insurance providers, including Medicare, will pay for a home assessment by an OT if prescribed by your doctor. However, they will not cover the physical upgrades to the home. Another good option is to contact a builder who’s a certified aging in place specialist. He or she can suggest ways to modify your home that will fit your needs and budget. To find one, go to the National Association of Home Builders website at hireacaps where you can search by state and zip code. Home modifications ideas There are dozens of small, simple things you can do to make your home more user-friendly as you age, such as securing throw rugs with double-sided tape to avoid tripping, installing brighter

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full-spectrum bulbs in existing light fixtures to improve visibility, and adding grab bars to the bathroom for support. There are also a number of bigger more extensive projects like installing a stair-lift or elevator for multi-floor access, and replacing the tub with a walkin shower for easier entry and exit. To get a list of more seniorfriendly home improvement ideas and illustrations, see the National Aging in Place Council website at – click on “Practical Advice” then on “Making Your Home Senior Friendly.” Another good resource that’s loaded with tips and universal design ideas is the “AARP Guide to Revitalizing Your Home.” It’s available in bookstores nationwide as well as online at sites like Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.



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Buy, Sell, Trade, Work … With Your Neighbors! ANNOUNCEMENTS GARAGE SALES Southside Grill of Tryon Now Open for Lunch & Dinner. Call us for your Christmas party needs. 828-859-0345

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FOR SALE: Antique John Deere Model A series tractor 1938-41. Rebuilt engine, new radiator and tires. Carburetor and steering need adjustment. $2850. Also have John Deere Model H series Tryon 2 beautiful 1940’s restored. $2200. Apart. 1bd $575 & 2bd. Make a terrific Christmas gift for Dads or Grandpa. $650 both include heat & water. Great Apart Special deal for both. Call Ron at 828-817-2884. 864-415-3548

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newspaper will help prevent leakage from trash bags. Blockages in the main sewer line can lead to spills which are hazardous to our health and to the environment. Removal of grease blockages and the cleanup associated with sewage spills is very expensive and may result in liability and property damages. Blockages in your own sewer or septic tank can lead to wastewater backing up into your home or business, spilling out onto the streets and even finding its way into storm drains. The property owner will either need to perform do-it-yourself maintenance, or to hire a plumber to clear the blockage. Cleanup can be expensive for homeowners and even more so for businesses, which can also be subject to fines and closures. AND FINALLY…Before attempting to unblock clogged sewer lines, we request that you notify us in advance. Often, a grease ball is cleared from a property owner's pipe system only to move out into the street and cause a clog in the main

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LEGALS LEGAL NOTICE Fats, Oils, and Grease Fats, oils and grease do not belong in the sewer on your septic tank. While pouring hot water and detergent into the drain along with you grease may allow it to pass into your line, the grease will re-form into a solid lump as it cools, blocking either your homes sewer pipes or the main sewer system, or your septic tank. Fats, Oils, and Grease…Some information • Never pour fats, oils and grease down the sink or garbage disposal. • Before washing, scrape and dry wipe pots, pans, and dishes with a paper towel and dispose of them in the trash-mixing these with absorbent waste such as paper towels, kitty litter, coffee grounds or shredded


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sewer system. Such a to compliance in regards clog can result in a sew- to federal and state fair age spill from a manhole. housing laws. A second amendment would restate the definition Tryon Daily Bulletin “Group Care Facilities” Dec. 7, 2012 from Section 154.005 (definitions) and add a FATS, OILS, GREASE definition for “Family Care Homes” to the Columbus LEGAL NOTICE Zoning Ordinance. A third amendment would NOTICE OF add Section 154.115 to PUBLIC HEARING the Zoning Ordinance, titled “Family Care Homes” The public shall hereby and specify that no family take notice that on Thurs- care home may be loday, December 20th, at cated within one-half 7:00pm, the Columbus (1/2) mile of any other Town Council will con- family care home. duct a public hearing at the Columbus Town Hall, All interested parties are located at 95 Walker invited to attend the DeStreet, Columbus, NC. cember 20th meeting and The Town Council will will be given the opportuconsider Zoning Text nity to be heard. For furAmendment ZTA-01-12. ther information regarding The proposed text this public hearing or for amendment is in regards copies of the draft to Section 154.065 of the amendment, please conTown of Columbus Zon- tact Town Manager Jonaing Ordinance, and if ap- than Kanipe at (828) proved, would specifically 894-8236. Notice is add to the permitted use hereby given in accortable a section called dance with NCGS “Family Care Homes” and 160A-364. amend the section titled “Convalescent Homes Tryon Daily Bulletin and Group Care Facilities” to “Nursing homes, December 7 and 14, assisted living facilities, 2012 and group care facilities”. The proposed amend- PUBLIC HEARING ment would change Selling your home? Advertise here and sell where these uses are Sell your home in the classifieds call it faster. Call Classifieds permitted and bring the Town Zoning Ordinance 828.859.9151 at 828.859.9151.

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TFAC fundraiser kicks off Christmas season Guests at Tr yon Fine Ar ts Center’s annual Christmas fundraiser kicked off the Christmas season in British style. Pictured from left to right are Brenda Cox-Sinclair, SueZ Truitt and Becky Barnes, sporting hunt attire in the TFAC lobby, which is decorated like a British pub with a full bar and back bar and other furnishings loaned by Architectural Warehouse. Guests were greeted at the door with carolers from the CooperRiis community and a cup of spiced tea. More than 100 silent auction items were donated to the event. All proceeds go to the operations of the Tryon Fine Arts Center. The “pub” is on display through the season events at TFAC and is open for viewing. (photo submitted by Marianne Carruth)

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Bosien says work value spawned from Spartanburg Day School Editor’s note: Below is a portion of Cindy Bosien’s letter in Spartanburg Day School’s recent alumni newsletter. Adopted by two doctors at the age of four, for a few years I ran wild and free in the wilderness of Hogback Mountain with my first and still best friend, Tita Flack. In 1958, at six, I entered a huge, imposing building in Spartanburg, a city far, far away to be tested for my intelligence and readiness to enter the world of Spartanburg Day School. My first memory there was being asked what color a banana is. I answered “white.” Told that my answer was wrong, I replied, “The skin is yellow, the banana is WHITE.” I was deemed intelligent enough, maybe even a bit of a smarty-pants. Happily, I ended up in Mrs. Miller’s first grade class. I went from being mostly alone on a mountaintop to being in a hugely expanded

social circle, and I became the Day School’s first Tryonite … By 1962, I was in fourth grade, on the Key Committee, and being taught a rhyme each morning that I still live my life by: “When the job is once begun, never leave it until it is done. 
Be the labor great or small, do it well or not at all.” Just recently I turned 60. I have been a homebirth midwife for 20 years, delivering over 500 babies from New York City to Amish country in Pennsylvania to El Paso, Texas. All four of my children were born naturally, with the last three born at home. Now, I am a home death midwife, helping the dying who want to walk through that doorway surrounded by those who love them best, in the place they most want to be. Since my own time to leave could be soon—who knows? —I

have turned my attention to giving my world the best of me before I go. I garden like crazy and have an organic garden center at my 140year old farm. I have hundreds of old-fashioned flowers, grown for the sake of the bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and others. Many of the plants are edible by people as well. For the last four years, I have been building a business called “Garden Saviour Rainbarrels” with a revolving group of young entrepreneurs. More than 36 youth have worked building this business, one of whom used his experience with us for his senior project at Polk High School. The school was delighted and so was I. Here is what we do. We recycle barrels and rain. We are creating our own jobs. We shop locally. We cooperate with the environment and contribute to water conservation. We build community. We help people grow their own food. We

even built love and philanthropy into the very heart of our endeavor, by giving barrels and plants and help to those in need. We are trying to save the Earth, right here, right now. One plant at a time, one barrel at a time, one person at a time. Few people will ever have a chance to attend Spartanburg Day School. For those of us who did, we had a great privilege. Of course, with great privilege comes great responsibility. My responsibility has been to take the values, the love of learning, the good sportsmanship and high intellectual standards, the attention to relationships and details that I learned at the Day School and share them everywhere, with as many as possible, as perfectly as possible. Finis Coronat Opus — The End Crowns the Work is my steadfast rule. – excerpts submitted by Cindy Bosien

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Polk plays two in Hendersonville, faces Landrum at home tonight by Fulton Hampton

Polk had a full schedule of basketball this week with back to back games in Hendersonville; coming away with a 1-1 split. Winning Tuesday, Dec. 4 at East 72 -62, but losing to West in a close one 74-71 on Wednesday night, the Wolverines brought their season record to 2-2. But early season basketball leaves little time for adjustments. The Wolverines had one day to try and catch their breath as they play Landrum again tonight at home. East Henderson Polk jumped to an early lead and then held on for the win. Coach Josh McEntire was particularly pleased with the first half effort. “We really came out with a lot of energy and created a lot of turnover and easy baskets for ourselves,” McEntire said. This resulted in a halftime score of 41-22 Polk County. However, East Henderson responded in the third to make a close game. “In the third quarter we let our intensity down and our defense was not where it needed to be. We let them get back in the game,” McEntire said. The Wolverines made adjustments going into the fourth quarter and got back on track. McEntire said when it counted the team made 11 out of 12 free throws to seal the game. Alec Philpott led the way making 10 free throws. “He really did a good job attacking the basket; we did a good job as a team (and thus getting to the free throw line),”

said McEntire. Leading scorers where Philpott with 16, Anthony Carson with 14 and Jordan Smith with 9 points and nine rebounds. West Henderson The West Henderson game was a bit different scenario with Polk being down early and almost coming back for the win. Coach McEntire said the Wolverines struggled to gain any control in the game. “We let them dictate the pace of the game. They are a really big team, we let them sit in the zone for the first three quarters and make us take tough shots, we took way too many outside shots,” he said. With their size advantage, West concentrated on getting the ball inside and slowing the game down. McEntire was not pleased with Polk’s defensive effort. “On (their) offense we allowed them to run their slow pace and take great shots (from inside). They shot 71 percent in the first half,” he said. The half ended 39-27, with West leading Polk by 12. Polk was able to close the gap later in the fourth quarter hitting six 3-pointers. This offensive drive brought the Wolverines within two points of the Falcons, but the team still came up short 74-71. Saquan Miller shared leading scorer honors with Alec Philpott, both with 15 points, and Jamal Tanner had nine assists for the game. Landrum Coach McEntire gave credit to the Cardinals from the last game, but felt the Wolverines

No. 5 Alec Philpott, shown here scoring inside, leads the team with 14.3 average points per game. Todd Yoder leads in rebounding with 8.8 per game and Jamal Tanner in assists 5 per game. Polk faces Landrum at home Dec. 7. (photo by Fulton Hampton)

needed to be more focused as well. “They (Landrum) are big and have length and can switch well (in their zone defense). They are very talented and really did shoot well last time. (But) Hopefully we will come out ready to play basketball and not worry about all the outside distractions,” McEntire said of

his team going into tonight’s game against Landrum. “We (may have) gotten too caught up in the rivalry and did not show up to play.” The Polk County Varsity Boys will begin selling tickets tonight to a pancake breakfast to be held at Mountain View BBQ and Deli in Columbus, Dec 12 from 7 a.m. – 10 a.m.

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Landrum Cardinals 2-0 with win over Chapman by Doug Dickerson

The Landrum Cardinals increased their record to 2 – 0 Tuesday, Dec. 4 under the leadership of coach Lyn Smith. The Cardinals won against Chapman High at home 78 – 54. This was another impressive win by Landrum who also won big last week against Polk County. This well-rounded team plays strong defense and shoots the ball well. Both teams came out of the gate running with one fast break after another. Landrum converted a lot of points off Chapman turnovers. The Cardinals had 17 total steals in the game with Chris Schulman making seven of them, followed by teammate Truston Whiteside with five. Landrum ended the first quarter up 13 points with a score of 21 – 8. Chapman played better through the second quarter trying to make up for their lack of points in the

first but its hard to stop a team like Landrum that had five players shoot 50 percent or better from the field. The two teams went into the locker room with a score of Landrum 41 – Chapman 29. Chapman came out in the second half and tried to rattle the Cardinals with a full court press, but the Cardinals held their ground with only 12 turnovers the whole game. Daniel Bridges led the Cardinals to victory with 20 points, two blocked shots, 13 rebounds and he was 4 for 4 from the free throw line. Following Daniel was teammate Mark Wilson with 16 points, and six rebounds. Other players in double figures were Chris Schulman and Truston Whiteside both with 14 and Aaron Bryant with 10 points. Chapman’s leading scorer was Deebo Samuel with 17 points followed by McMillian with 10. Landrum’s faces Polk County tonight at 8 p.m.

No. 35 Senior Mark Wilson attempts to block a shot by a Chapman player in the Cardinals 78-54 win. Landrum players ended the night with a total of 17 steals. (photo by Lorin Browning)

Landrum Lady Cardinals take out Chapman High by Doug Dickerson

The Landrum girls’ varsity basketball team won again at home, this time against the girls from Chapman High School. The final score was 48 – 45 at the end of a highly-contested match up. The Cardinals came out slow in the first quarter but started to get rhythm towards the end. The first half had a lot of turnovers from both teams. Chapman kept trying to pound the ball inside, which led Landrum to go to a zone defense to try and keep the ball outside. Landrum stayed in the first half by making their free throw shots and keeping a very tough defense. The score went back and forth right before the end of the half and into the second. The game was still close through the third quarter. Both teams were trying to gain an advantage. Chapman with their inside game and Landrum with their quickness. Landrum went into the

fourth quarter with a 35-32 edge. At the end of the fourth quarter, Landrum tried to eat some time off the clock but Chapman would foul to stop it. Landrum then sealed the deal by making key free throws at the end of the game. Coach Deon Brice was proud of his team’s showing. “I just think this team has a lot of spunk and scrappiness,” Brice said. “They’re going to play all four quarters and you can’t ask for any more than that.” For the Landrum Cardinals Taylor Jenkins put away 14 points, followed by Lauren Pitts with 11, Macy Atkins with 9, Sydnie Brown with 4 and Becca Burress with 3. The high scorers for Chapman were A. Cheek and Moore with 13 apiece followed by K. Cheek with 11 and Brownlee with 8. The Landrum Cardinals travel to play Polk County on Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Landrum High School’s Lauren Pitts drives toward the basket in the Cardinal’s win over Chapman. (photo by Doug Dickerson)

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Polk County’s Lyric Flood, a junior, defends a Landrum player in last week’s matchup. The Wolverines face the Cardinals again tonight. PCHS women’s basketball downed both Henderson teams in close contests this week. The Wolverines defeated East Henderson 3633 Tuesday, Dec. 4 before going on to beat West Henderson 51-50 Wednesday night. Sophomore Kara Overholt grabbed 8 points over East Henderson, followed by freshman Hayley Kropp and Flood, both with 7. Overholt and Kropp both pulled in 11 points versus West Henderson. (photo by Lorin Browning)

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Mendelssohn Piano Trio performance at Holy Cross The Piano Trio in d minor, Opus 49 by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy will be performed on the Bach’s Lunch/Wednesdays at Noon Advent Recital Series at Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Tryon on Dec. 12 at noon. Area musicians John Malloy, violin; Kathleen Foster, cello; and Kymric Mahnke, piano, will perform. This piece of music, from the time of its unveiling, has been acknowledged as one of classical music’s greatest masterpieces. Robert Schumann, a music critic as well as composer, proclaimed the work “the great trio of our time,” a work that “reconciled the contradictions of the period.” While Schumann did not explain the latter comment, he was probably referring to Mendelssohn’s ability to infuse the classical musical forms of his predecessors, Haydn, Mozart

and Beethoven, with the romantic fire and harmonic color that was the hallmark of 19th century romanticism. Indeed, this work, through the agitated opening movement, a contrasting tranquil andante, the elfin scherzo, and final weighty allegro, exudes a sophistication and polish that is unmatched. These 30-minute Advent recitals are free, and all are invited to attend. A box lunch will be available for purchase. For more information, call the Holy Cross Episcopal Church office at 828859-9741. The church is located at 150 Melrose Avenue, Tryon.
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Multi-colored strands of lights hang like jewels “I liked the solitude and the silence of the woods and the hills. I felt there the sense of a presence, something undefined and mysterious, which was reflected in the faces of the flowers and the movements of birds and animals, in the sunlight falling through the leaves and in the sound of running water, in the wind blowing on the hills and the wide expanse of earth and sky.” ~ Bede Griffiths In December, night arrives early: Christmas lights create a warm glow. At dusk, I watch the pink lemonade sunset brush charcoal gray through quiet woods: then come back inside to stir a pot of homemade chicken and dumplings: comfort food. In the kitchen, multi-colored strands of lights hang like jewels from wood beams, shining copper pots dangle. When there’s something

simple, warm and delicious on will have goodies for sale. There the stove (a happy River dog is now an elevator available for helping underfoot), I ask myself those who need it. At my 1895 just what more could make an Art House at 285 Greenville evening peaceful and full. Street, I’ll have an open studio Even the Christmas tree is up, evening from 6-8 p.m. Ellen Trnput together by yours truly. Years ka will be playing at the Saluda ago, it took me Inn’s wine celhours of fruslar next door: Saluda tration to deal the wine cellar News & opens at 7 p.m. with the two bazillion colorNotations Parking availcoded branches. able at the fire by Bonnie Bardos department or Now I spend 15 minutes on that Saluda Inn. rascal: just put it together the ‘artSaluda Community Land ist’ way without following direc- Trust (SCLT) will be doing the tions. By the time the decorations Adopt-A-Highway cleanup on are added on, who’d know the Monday, Dec. 10; meet in the difference? parking lot of Saluda Library at Community: 10 a.m. On Dec. 7 from 4-7 p.m. and Our annual Hometown Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Christmas on Dec. 14, 6-8 visit the holiday market above p.m. is sponsored by the Saluda Thompson’s Store on Main Business Association. CharmStreet: vendors and local artists ing Main Street brings to mind

a simpler place and times past. Stores on Main Street and over the bridge downtown glow with warm light as music sweetens the night — luminaries lead the way up Greenville Street to the Saluda Inn where artists and craftspeople will sell gift items from 6:30-9:30 p.m., and on up to the Oaks Bed and Breakfast for warm cider and holiday cheer with Dale and Donna Petroski. At 8:30 p.m., the evening wraps up with an Ecumenical Service at Saluda Presbyterian Church. Generous spirits have started the Saluda Welcome Table every Tuesday: dinner is served for anyone who’d like to come enjoy companionship and connection from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Saluda United Methodist Church fellowship hall. Donations appreciated; all welcome. (Continued on page 37)

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We’ve got to feel it Last week I separated my two horses for a few days, putting one at the pasture down the road and leaving the other here at home. They are mares, which means they are inseparable, yet fussing with each other when together, and miserable when apart - not much different from teenage girls. When I went down to the barn that evening to feed Fiona, she was standing directly against the screen that separates her stall from Ruby’s stall. When they are both there, the mares each stand beside that screen wall, getting as close together as they can while being in separate stalls. I was touched by the sight of Fiona longing to feel Ruby’s presence; knowing full well her companion was not there. I have heard that animals cannot distinguish between past, present and future very well. For them five minutes and five hours are quite similar. They live “in the moment.” This does not mean they do not

help guide us safely through generations ahead. History books appeal remember, but they do so more on to our intellect. They provide facts, a sensory level. A sound or incident and tell us of consequences. A few in the present may bring forth a history books that I have read are reaction triggered by a similar brutally honest, but most historians experience from the past. sugar coat the most ugly facts in We humans operate much more order to make the book palatable. out of reason and thinking. We The wonder of our memory helps believe that we have evolved to too; humans tend to forget the most our present superior state because troubling facts of the past, which of our intellect and reason. We is why we think of the days of our believe that we grandparents as have learned to be Conservation Corner being the ‘good a more successold days.’ The Betsy Burdett ful and responsible opposite of this species because we forgetfulness is draw our knowledge from the past what returning soldiers are dealand thus are able to perform better ing with: TSD, traumatic stress in the future. Not only can we live disorder. The only cure for it is to in the moment as can the animals, suppress, then forget. but we can mold our behavior upon Years ago that the executive lessons learned in the past, with an director of Pacolet Area Consereye on how our actions will pan out vancy at the time, Mike Oliphant, in the future. told me we would be wasting our But I do believe we have not time in the conservation field until learned from the past. we changed our way of thinking. History books get longer and That comment was the impetus longer, with enough information to for my writing this column, hop-

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ing that people could change their way of thinking if given enough information. But how true is this? Progress as we know it is directly counter to conservation, and we choose progress every time. We feel anxious, yet we do what our minds tell us to do…and the anxiety persists. Our intellect is used to rationalize and expedite what we think we must have, which in most cases is to be comfortable. That translates to big houses, more money or power. Facts can be lined up in any manner we need them to be in order to get what we want, with the kindness of our forgetfulness to help it all work out. It brings me back to the image to Fiona standing in the stall, feeling the warmth of Ruby’s presence when Ruby was not there. Fiona could not rationalize as to why Ruby was not there, nor could she plan when Ruby would come back. She could only accept reality, and (Continued on page 37)

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seek comfort within that reality. She knows the sun brings light, and night brings darkness. There is no judgment as to which is better; they are simply different. Could we live happily without electricity, as had been for thousands of years before Thomas Edison’s intellect brought us the light bulb, and with it coal fired power plants and climate change? Could we make decisions on what our hearts tell us, using our minds to serve our heart’s mission only? Could we be happy living with the world that God created rather than spend our lives trying to change it to serve our shortsighted, selfish purposes? Maybe what Mike Oliphant should have said is that we will never make positive changes to the environment until we learn to feel, and listen, and begin to accept reality graciously.

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Bring the kids for the Children’s Workshop at Saluda Fire Department on Greenville Street; it’s from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Dec. 15. Thank you, Laura Fields and Mountain Life Realty for keeping this tradition going every year. The second-annual Saluda Christmas Parade with everything from dogs, Santa and firetrucks is Dec.15, 3 p.m. There’ll be another special Saluda tailgate market, Dec. 15 from 1-3 p.m. at the West Main Street parking lot. Saluda Center at 64 Greenville Street will have a reception for Jim Carson and his Franceinspired paintings, Dec. 15, 5-7 p.m. Jeanette Shackelford will play piano for an Advent recital at Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Tryon, Dec. 19 at noon. Wanda May will sing.

Saluda School’s PTSO needs donations of small gift items for their Christmas Bazaar: students can purchase gifts for family and friends. Drop your donations (don’t forget to bring along those box tops for education too) at the school office before Dec. 19. Happy December birthday to Holly Wilkes, Theresa Wilkes, Perry Ellwood, Donnie Hunter, Jeff Bradley, Preston Mintz, Carolyn Morgan, Susan Casey and Cas Haskell. Also, a birthday hug goes out to Purple Onion for turning 14! Thank you for reading this column; as ever, the goal is to make you, dear reader, feel like you’re enjoying a cup of hot tea with me, and small town life in a friendly little mountain town called Saluda. You can contact me at; or 828-7491153, visit my website at for more writing and art, or find me on facebook.



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Volunteers create new wood cages

Thanks to the men of the 7th Day Adventist Church (led by Gary Hillmon), who brought in their heavy equipment to cut, split and move logs, Outreach now has relocated the cages that contain the agency’s supply of firewood. These relocated cages will make it easier for Outreach clients to pick up firewood to heat their homes during the cold winter months. During 2011, Outreach supplied clients with nearly 100 truckloads of wood and the organization expects the need to be even greater with the forecasted colder temperatures this year. If you or your organization is interested in volunteering to cut or split wood, or if you wish to donate wood, please contact Jim McClintock at 828-8942988. Outreach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1991. The organization’s mission is to provide compassionate assistance to Polk County residents who are unable to provide for their basic life needs. For more information on Outreach, please visit www.tboutreach. org. (photo submitted by Wendy Thomas)

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Spirit of season alive and well here Publisher’s Notebook by Betty Ramsey

Christmas is in the air and thanks to the hard work of city employees, local business owners and many volunteers, the streets of Tryon are ready to spread some holiday cheer. Our beloved mascot Morris is back home at the corner of N. Trade and Pacolet. Rebuilt from the inside out and covered in gleaming, glossy coats of paint, Morris is all shiny and new and ready to greet visitors as they come in to town. Not to be out done by local fashionistas, Morris sports a lovely wreath of greens, berries and a bright red ribbon around his neck. Now decked out in his holiday attire and looking absolutely smashing, Morris is ready for his seasonal duties as mascot for the town and this evening’s holiday stroll. Enjoy the festivities as you walk the streets of Tryon this evening, take in the smell of fresh pine from the beautiful wreaths adorning business fronts, and the sparkling lights setting the stage for another delightful holiday evening in Tryon. Thank you to the many individuals who came together


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