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Tryon Daily Bulletin

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Vol. 83 / No. 100

Tryon, N.C. 28782

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

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Lake Lure Classical Academy charter school building toward opening Aug. 18 More than 90 Polk students registered Here’s a list of upcoming meetings and events for area nonprofit community and governmental organizations:


The Meeting Place Senior Center Tuesday activities include ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; art class, 10 a.m., Bingo or movie, 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. Saluda Senior Center, Bridge, Tuesdays, 10 a.m., chair exercise, 2:15 p.m. 828749-9245. Landrum Library, Book Discussion Group, 4th Tuesday every month, 10:30 a.m. at the library. 864-457-2218. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba exercise classes Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m., 7 p.m., in gym. Cracker Barrel, 1 p.m. Tuesdays, conference room, Congregational Church. Polk County Library Summer Reading Program, reptiles and amphibians, Tuesday, June 22, 3 p.m. at the library in Columbus. Green Creek Farmer’s Market Tuesdays 5 to 7:30 p.m., Green Creek Community Center. (Continued on page 2)

by John Clayton

Temporary modular classrooms were winding their way Thursday toward the future campus of Lake Lure Classical Academy, perched on trailers pulled by semis. It is a new day for the Lake Lure community, which has been without a school of any kind, but a challenge for Polk County and other area school-system administrators who want to retain their own students and the funding that comes with them. “There’s been no school in close proximity to this area, so we’re giving families a chance to save on their commutes and have their children close to home,” said LLCA School Director Caroline Upchurch. “The state realized that there’s been a real need in this community for a school that’s more centrally located. (Continued on page 3)

Temporary modular classrooms were put into place last week on the site of the Lake Lure Classical Academy on Hwy. 64 in Lake Lure. School officials say so far some 223 students have registered for the new school, including about 96 from Polk County. (photo by John Clayton)

Polk, towns say hotel would boost economy by Leah Justice

Polk County, Columbus, Saluda and Tryon officials say one of the area's most pressing needs to boost the economy is a hotel. “The biggest need in the county to me is accommodations,” said Tryon councilman Doug Arbogast. Officials at a recent joint meeting of county and town officials said I-26 in Columbus

would be the most ideal location for a hotel, but Columbus officials said there is currently no interest in the town from hotel developers. Polk County Manager Ryan Whitson mentioned that several years ago a hotel developer was interested in building in Columbus, but the town could not negotiate a way to bring water and sewer to the hotel.

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Officials at the joint meeting also discussed the possibility of combining the economic development and travel and tourism efforts of the county and its towns. New tourism activities for the area were also mentioned, including more bicycle races, baseball and softball tournaments (Continued on page 6)


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• Calendar (continued from page 1)

Al-Anon Family Group meets Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Saluda Senior Center, 64 Greenville Street, Saluda, one half block off Main Street (U.S. Hwy. 176 S.), 828-749-2251 (Saluda) or 1-800286-1326. CooperRiis Healing Community, documentary on Mental Health Recovery debut June 22, 7 p.m., Tryon Fine Arts Center. Free admission. VFW Columbus Post, Polk County Memorial 9116, Tuesday, June 22, 7:30 p.m., Columbus Town Hall. VFW Ladies Auxiliary Polk County Memorial 9116, Tuesday, June 22, 7:30 p.m., Womack Building in Columbus.


The Meeting Place Senior Center, Wednesday activities include Tai Chi, 9 a.m.; ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; Italian Club Meeting (Buon Giorno),  10 a.m.; senior fitness, 10 a.m. bingo or bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Medication Assistance Program, 9 a.m. to noon. 828-894-0001. Saluda Senior Center, Wednesday activities, power yoga class 6:15 a.m., Trash Train, dominoes game, 10 a.m., gentle Yin yoga 12:30 p.m. Movie Matinee, 2 p.m. 828-749-9245. Saluda Community Library Summer Reading Program, rep-

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Main number, classifieds and subscriptions: 828-859-9151 FAX: 828-859-5575 e-mail: Founded Jan. 31, 1928 by Seth M. Vining. (Consolidated with the Polk County News 1955) Jeffrey A. Byrd, Editor and Publisher THE TRYON DAILY BULLETIN (USPS 643-360) is published daily except Saturdays and Sundays for $60 per year by the Tryon Daily Bulletin, Inc., 16 N. Trade St., Tryon, NC 287826656. Periodicals postage paid at Tryon, North Carolina 28782 and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Tryon Daily Bulletin Inc., 16 N Trade St., Tryon, NC 28782-6656.

tiles and amphibians, Wednesday, June 23, 10:30 a.m. at the Saluda Library. Thermal Belt Amateur Radio Club, last Wednesday of each month, noon, Columbus United Methodist Church. 8945542. Tryon Kiwanis Club meets Wednesdays, noon, Congregational Church, 210 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Skills Building/Problem Solving Skills for boys ages 1217, Wed., 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Male Anger Management Intervention/Education Program, Wednesdays,  5 to 6:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340.


Thursday Men’s Prayer Breakfast, 8 a.m. Thursday, June 24, T.J.’s Cafe, 456 S. Trade St., Tryon. All invited. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Thursday activities include ceramics, 9:30 a.m. 828894-0001. NCDMV Driver’s License van, three Thursdays a month, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in front of Columbus Post Office. Check for schedule. Saluda Senior Center, Thursday activities: knitting group, 9:30 a.m.; gentle Yin yoga 12:30 p.m., gentle Yin Yoga 5:30 p.m.,  Saluda Center. 828-7499245. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. Landrum Library, Lap Babies, Thursdays, 10 a.m.; storytime, 10:30 a.m. Saluda Public Library, Bouncing Babies & Toddlers in Tow, Thursdays, 10 a.m. Rotary Club of Tryon, meets every Thursday at noon at Tryon Presbyterian Church on Harmon Field Road. Tryon Farmer’s Market, Thursdays, 4 to 6:30 p.m., Depot Street, downtown Tryon. BNESCO Young Entrepreneurs, for ages 18 - 25, Thursdays, 6 p.m., Lilac Wine, Tryon.

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Today: Mostly sunny, with 20 percent chance of rain. High 92, low 70. W e d n e s d a y : P a r t l y Mostly sunny Partly cloudy cloudy, with 10 percent chance of rain. High 93, low 71. Friday’s weather was: High 85, low 69, no rain. Saturday’s weather was: High 87, low 69, no rain. Sunday’s weather was: High 89, low 73, no rain.

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Tryon Wine Society, Thursdays, 6 p.m., Pine Crest Inn. 8599135 or Al-Anon: Foothills Come to Believe, Thursdays, 7 p.m., Polk Wellness Center, 801 W. Mills St., Suite A, Columbus. Mill Spring VFW Post 10349, Bingo, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. (year round). 828-625-9477. AA’s Sobriety and Beyond, Thursdays, 8-9 p.m., Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 1024 W. Main St., Forest City. 828-863-1313. Alcoholics Anonymous, Thursdays, 8 p.m., CooperRiis, Mill Spring. 828-859-7099. Alcoholics Anonymous, Thursdays, 8 p.m., Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 150 Melrose Ave., Tryon.


Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, weekly informal social group for women coping with loss every Friday, 9 a.m., T.J.’s Cafe in Tryon. Open to newcomers. Shannon Slater, 828-8947000 or 800-617-7132. The Meeting Place Senior Center Friday activities include Movie Matinee, line dancing, 10 a.m. Bingo, 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. Saluda Senior Center Friday events: chair exercise, 10 a.m.; Game Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saluda Farmer’s Market, Fridays, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., down-

town Saluda. American Legion Post 250 weekly Bingo games, Fridays, 7 p.m., 43 Depot St., Tryon. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Smoke-free.


Landrum Farmer’s Market Saturdays 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Depot. Columbus Tailgate Farmer’s Market, Saturdays, 8 to 11:30 a.m., Courthouse Street, Columbus. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. Hospice of the Carolina Foothills celebrates Thrift Barn’s 1st Anniversary with numerous events in June. Saturday, June 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Live music with pianist Susan Bennett, refreshments for sale, door prizes.


The Meeting Place Senior Center, Monday activities include Line Dancing, 9:30 a.m.; senior fitness, 11 a.m., Bingo or bead class, 12:30 p.m. 828-8940001. 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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• Charter school (continued from page 1)

“And we are a public school – we’re just a new public school in a place that needs one.” Because LLCA is a charter school, it is potentially open to any student who can legally attend school in North Carolina, regardless of home district. It will require no new taxes from Rutherford or neighboring counties such as Polk, or from the town of Lake Lure. However, Polk County Schools Superintendent Bill Miller said the school district could stand to lose a substantial amount of funding if more than a handful of local students opt to attend LLCA. “Altogether, it’s about $8,000 (per student) in funding from the state, the county and federal funds,” Miller said. “So, if 10 of our students make that decision, do the math. That’s $80,000 in funding we lose.” The N.C. State Board of Education voted to place the new charter school at Lake Lure this past March. LLCA will have its

own charter, but will be run by the same foundation that oversees Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy in Mooresboro. Funding for the construction of the school is coming from the Challenge Foundation, a national trust fund set up to help charter schools. Upchurch said the new school gives an option to families in the Lake Lure area, which borders Polk and Rutherford counties but is also easily accessible to populations in McDowell and Henderson counties. Teachers will begin work on Aug. 2 and LLCA’s inaugural classes will report Aug. 18. So far, some 223 students have registered to attend LLCA, and Upchurch said about 43 percent (approximately 96) of those are from Polk County. Polk Central Elementary is the closest county school to Lake Lure. LLCA will offer classes for kindergarten through high school. It will extend a “Core Knowledge” curriculum for students through the eighth grade and a college preparatory curriculum for high school students, which will also


Temporary modular classrooms being installed on the site of the Lake Lure Classical Academy on Hwy. 64 in Lake Lure. The school is expected to open Aug. 18. (photo by John Clayton)

include Latin, logic and rhetoric. “It’s amazing how everything is coming together and falling into place so quickly,” said Upchurch, who visited the construction site last week and toured one of the modular classrooms, which will connect to form LLCA’s first campus.

Miller does not yet anticipate a battle for Polk County’s student population. He said it is unclear how many Polk County students are considering LLCA beyond those who have already registered, but wants them to weigh

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news briefs A glance at some of the latest news in the area.

2010 census

The current door-to-door phase of the 2010 Census is about 94 percent complete, but census workers are still visiting homes to clarify answers as needed, to doublecheck vacant or nonexistent households, and to resolve questions about address conflicts. Since May 1, about 550,000 census employees have been going door-to-door nationwide to obtain completed census questionnaires from more than 47 million households that failed to return a form by April 16. Some households that mailed in a form have received a visit from a census worker. Reasons include incomplete or conflicting answers or forms received after deadline. State-by-state results must be reported to the president by December 31. Census takers will have an official I.D. badge and many will also carry a black bag marked with the words “U.S. Census Bureau.” Census takers will never ask to come into your home, or ask for bank, credit card, or Social Security numbers.

Simone ranked 29th

Rolling Stone magazine recently ranked Tryon native Nina Simone 29th on its list of the “100 greatest singers of all time. “ The magazine quotes Richard Pryor, who said, “White people had Judy Garland — we had Nina,” and Mary J. Blige, who will play Simone in an upcoming feature film. “I heard her sing in French — I didn’t even know what she was saying, and I started crying,” Blige said. Aretha Franklin was first on the list. Simone was 29th, just after Janis Joplin and before Prince. A memorial project in Tryon for Nina Simone has established a statue and plaza in downtown Tryon, and gives annual scholarships.

‘Sweepstakes’ games debated

The N.C. Senate is debating whether or not to ban computer parlors where people buy phone or internet time to play games with cash prizes, calling it an “end-around the state’s 2006 video poker ban.”

Jobless rate drops in May

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thing that is missing is a hotel, officials said, as the area could not support large events without enough accommodations. Arbogast said the area is ideal for bicycle races, particularly the grade between Saluda and Tryon. Bike trails would also be needed, officials said, as well as bicycle parking racks for all the downtowns. More bicycle shops in the towns would also do well, officials said. Polk County commissioner Warren Watson brought up a previous advertising effort called the “String of Pearls” on television promoting the towns of Landrum, Tryon and Saluda. Watson said Polk officials shouldn’t forget Landrum, because it is an important component for the area. Elected officials agreed to invite members of the Polk County Economic Development Commission to one of the joint meetings to specifically discuss economic and travel and tourism development in

• Charter school (continued from page 3)

the decision carefully. “In a small place like Polk County, we don’t have a community orchestra or a YMCA or even a council on mental health,” he said. “We (the school system) are everything. That’s why I believe our community supports us so well. We are recreation through our 33 sports teams. We are the arts. We are music. "We are the cumulative effect of all our clubs and organizations that make us what we are.” While the district has been faced with budget cuts at the state level, Miller said he is determined to remind local students and parents that Polk County Schools have scored consistently among the best in the state. “Our test scores, our performance is one of the highest in the state,” he said. “We’re a small

the county. Officials also discussed jointly dealing with appearance issues throughout the county, such as an effort now to dress up the county’s entrances coming into each town. The group made a list of topics that the county and its towns could work together on in an effort to save money. The items on that list included: • attracting businesses • kudzu eradication • joint purchases - vehicles, sharing equipment • law enforcement • building, permitting, inspections • sign ordinances • economic development/ travel and tourism • recreation • historic preservation • information sharing/grant applications, sharing a grant writer • solid waste and recycling • water County and town officials will hold their second joint meeting on Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. at Columbus Town Hall. The purpose of that meeting will be to discuss combining water sources in the future. school system to have all the arts programs we have in all the schools we have them in. “We need to make sure people understand the quality of the programs we have.” Regardless of how many students from Polk County choose to attend LLCA, Upchurch said those decisions are not an indictment of Polk County Schools. “Oh, I’ve heard fabulous things about the schools here,” she said. “I just heard on the radio about a recycling program at one of the high schools in the area, and I thought how amazing that was that those students and teachers are being proactive about thinking green. I think the schools are doing a phenomenal job. “We’re here because there was a need in this community and an outcry that has been going on in this community for more than 10 years.”

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U.S. Senate runoff today Polk polls open 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

A runoff primary election will be held today between U.S. Senate Democratic candidates Elaine Marshall and Cal Cunningham.

All regular Polk County polls will be open today from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Only voters who voted in the Democratic primary in May are eligible to vote in the runoff. In early voting in Polk County, 109 votes had been cast as of late Friday.

Landrum man gets 10 years for fatal hit-and-run A Landrum man was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday for fleeing the scene of a 2008 accident in which a pedestrian was killed. Emilio R. Edwards, 34, pled guilty to hit and run with a death. Circuit Judge Mark Hayes sentenced Edwards to 15 years, suspended to 10 years in prison with five years of probation. Edwards was also sentenced to 500 hours of public service after his prison sentence. The fatal hit-and-run occurred on April 15, 2008 at about 8:45 p.m. in Greer. Edwards was driving a Chevrolet van on Hwy.

101 when he hit a man who was standing in the road. Gary Pope, 49, of Greer, died from multiple body trauma. A witness told officials that after the wreck, Edwards pulled into a nearby driveway, lit a cigarette and wiped down the front bumper of the van before driving away. Pope was hit again by another vehicle after Edwards left the scene. Edwards turned himself into police the next day. He said he had no time to react when Pope stepped into the road in front of him and admitted leaving the scene.

Polk not moving to replace teachers who are leaving The Polk County Board of Education said last Monday the administration is not currently moving to replace teachers who are retiring, resigning, or leaving for other reasons. The board reviewed personnel changes, including five teachers who are resigning and three who are retiring. Resigning teachers include Kelly Stanton, EC teacher at Polk County High School; Jeffrey Howell, fifth grade teacher at Saluda Elementary; Geraldine Shields, after school assistant at Tryon Elementary; Myra Howell, second grade teacher at Polk Central Elementary and Trey Hamilton, teacher assistant at

Polk Central Elementary. Kim Everett, family services assistant, part-time, also resigned. Retiring teachers include Betsy Goodwin, math teacher at Polk County High School, Donna Roper, third grade teacher at Tryon Elementary School, and John Kelly, teacher assistant at Sunny View Elementary. The board also reviewed staffing for summer school at Sunny View Elementary, Saluda Elementary, Polk Central Elementary, Tryon Elementary and Polk County Middle School. Staffing for the EC Summer Program and the Afternoon Summer School Academy was also reviewed.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 51 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Edward M. White and Ella C. White to Mountain 1st Bank Organizers, LLC, Trustee(s), dated the 17th day of September, 2004, and recorded in Book 318, Page 1697, and Re-recorded in Book 320, Page 1524, in Polk County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Polk County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door in the City of Columbus, Polk County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 3:30 PM on June 29, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Polk, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of that tract or parcel of land continuing 0.39 of an acre, more or less, as shown and delineated upon plat entitled "Anthony J. & Lorraine C. Lena, Tryon Twp., Polk Co. No. Car", dated June 25, 1993, prepared by Butler Associates, Registered Land Surveyor, bearing plat number 2203B, which plat is duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Polk County, North Carolina, in Card File B at Page 1091, reference being made to said recorded plat for a full and complete metes and bounds description of said tract, pursuant to North Carolina General Statutes, Section 47-30(g). Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 21 Broadway Street, Tryon, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §4521.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees,



agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. This 8th day of June, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 Case No: 1033268 adv. 6/15, 22

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Each year the Tryon/Polk County Board of Realtors awards a graduating senior from Landrum High a $1,000 scholarship to be used for tuition to a Technical College. The recipient of the 2010 scholarship is Alex Kimmons of Inman (above right). Debra Hill from the board of realtors (left) presented the award. Alex is planning 2c x to 3inattend Greenville Technical College and major in Ultrasound Radiology. Alex was selected for her academic achievements and for taking time to volunteer in the community. (photo submitted)

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Columbus artist Janet Orselli’s found object constructions will be showcased as part of “Art at the Airport,” a rotating art exhibit spotlighting western North Carolina artists. The exhibit runs from June 25 to October 12 at the Asheville Regional Airport, located at 61 Terminal Dr., Suite 1, in Fletcher, N.C. A public reception will be held June 25 from 3 to 4 p.m. Orselli’s art will feature battered suitcases that have been transformed and speak about other modes of travel. Objects as varied as shoe soles, bird nests, musical instruments, and wishbones are joined together to create new meaning. Several of the suitcase works will be shown in the baggage claim area of the airport. 2c x 2.5in Orselli has an art studio in Tryon at 126 Trade St., studio #8 and will be participating in the Art Trek Tryon event July 24 and 25. Orselli will also For ideas go to or call 1-800-visit nc FOR IDEAS GO TO VISITNC.COM OR CALL 1-800-VISIT NC have an exhibition at Ok Har-

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Howard Wilkie Harrison Howard Wilkie Harrison, 81, of 2799 Bill Collins Road died June 19, 2010 at White Oak Manor in Kings Mountain, N.C. He was the son of the late Crayton and Lilly Hall Harrison and husband of Eugenia “Jean” Jones of 61 years. He was retired from Landrum Mills. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Steve Harrison (Kay) of Spindale, N.C., and Chris Harrison (Lisa) of Kings Mountain, N.C.; two daughters, Carol Camenga (John) of Matthews, N.C., and Laura Reisinger (Karl) of Belmont, N.C.; a brother, Joe Harrison of Ft. McCoy, Fla.; two sisters, Dorothy Greenway and Millie Woodward both of Tryon; three grandchildren, Michael Camenga, Morgan Harrison, and Paige Harrison. He was predeceased by two brothers, Louie Harrison and John Paul Harrison, and a sister, Frances Alderman. The family received friends Monday, June 21, 2010 at Petty Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at Landrum Cemetery, conducted by Rev. Allen McKinney. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Windover Heights Dr., Shelby, N.C. 28150. Condolences may be left at Petty Funeral Home & Crematory, Landrum.

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The following are the results of Wednesday afternoon, June 16, bridge at the Meeting Place. 1. Jane Janke; 2. Morton Poliakoff; 3. Grace McMahon; 4. Jackie Wells. – article submitted

Tryon Daily Bulletin  /  The World’s Smallest Daily Newspaper NOTICE NOTICE OF OF FORECLOSURE FORECLOSURE SALE SALE 10 10 SP SP 58 58 Under Under and and by by virtue virtue of of the the power power of sale contained in a certain of sale contained in a certain Deed Deed of of Trust Trust made made by by Joseph Joseph S. S. Palmer Palmer and and Sandra Sandra T. T. Palmer Palmer (PRESENT (PRESENT RERECORD CORD OWNER(S): OWNER(S): Joseph Joseph S. S. Palmer) Palmer) to to PRLAP, PRLAP, Inc., Inc., Trustee(s), Trustee(s), dated dated the the 17th 17th day day of of July, July, 2007, 2007, and and recorded recorded in in Book Book 356, 356, Page Page 834, 834, in in Polk Polk County County Registry, Registry, North North Carolina, Carolina, default default havhaving ing been been made made in in the the payment payment of of the the note note thereby thereby secured secured by by the the said said Deed Deed of of Trust Trust and and the the undersigned, undersigned, SubstiSubstitute tuteTrustee TrusteeServices, Services,Inc. Inc.having havingbeen been substituted substituted as as Trustee Trustee in in said said Deed Deed of of Trust Trust by by an an instrument instrument duly duly recorded recorded in in the the Office Office of of the the Register Register of of Deeds Deeds of of Polk Polk County, County, North North Carolina Carolina and and the the holder holder of of the the note note evidencing evidencing said said indebtedness indebtedness having having directed directed that that the the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the the unundersigned dersigned Substitute Substitute Trustee Trustee will will offer offer for for sale sale at at the the courthouse courthouse door door in in the the City City of of Columbus, Columbus, Polk Polk County, County, North North Carolina, Carolina, or or the the customary customary location location designated designated for for foreclosure foreclosure sales, sales, at at 3:30 3:30 PM PM on on July July 6, 6, 2010 2010 and and will will sell sell to to the the highest highest bidder bidder for for cash cash the the folfollowing real estate situated in the lowing real estate situated in the City City of of Tryon, Tryon, in in the the County County of of Polk, Polk, North North Carolina, and being more particularly Carolina, and being more particularly described described as as follows: follows: ALL that ALL thatcertain certainlot lotor orparcel parcelof ofland land situated situated in in the the City City of of Tryon, Tryon, County County of of Polk, Polk, North North Carolina Carolina and and more more parparticularly ticularly described described as as follows: follows: BEING BEING all all of of Lots Lots 6, 6, 11 11 and and 56 56 as as shown shown on on the the map map or or plat plat of of B.L. B.L. Ballenger Ballenger Subdivision Subdivision (see (see Page Page 88 of of the the Official Official Map Map of of the the City City of of Tryon Tryon for for complete complete description) description) and and as as more more fully fully described described in in Deed Deed Book Book 152 152 at at Page Page 1606, 1606, of of the the Polk Polk County County Public Public Registry. Registry. Together Together with with improvements improvements located thereon; said located thereon; said property property being being located located at at 49 49 East East Livingston Livingston Street, Street, Tryon, Tryon, North North Carolina. Carolina. BEING BEINGthat thatparcel parcelof ofland landto toJoseph Joseph S. Palmer from The Chase Manhattan S. Palmer from The Chase Manhattan Bank, Bank, as as Trustee Trustee for for the the Structured Structured AsAsset Securities Corporation set Securities Corporation Mortgage Mortgage Pass-Through Pass-Through Certificate Certificate Series Series 1998199888by that deed dated 09/14/2006 by that deed dated 09/14/2006and and recorded recorded 09/26/2006 09/26/2006 in in Deed Deed Book Book 346, 346, at at Page Page 144 144 of of the the Polk Polk County, County, NC NC Public Public Registry. Registry. Tax Tax Map Map Reference: Reference: T4-A33 T4-A33 Trustee Trustee may, may, in in the the Trustee’s Trustee’s sole sole discretion, discretion, delay delay the the sale sale for for up up to to one one hour hour as as provided provided in in NCGS NCGS §45-21.23. §45-21.23. Should Should the the property property be be purchased purchased by a third party, that person by a third party, that person must must pay pay the the tax tax of of Forty-Five Forty-Five Cents Cents ($0.45) ($0.45) per per One One Hundred Hundred Dollars Dollars ($100.00) ($100.00) required required by by NCGS NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). §7A-308(a)(1). The Theproperty propertyto tobe beoffered offeredpursuant pursuant to to this this notice notice of of sale sale is is being being offered offered for for sale, sale, transfer transfer and and conveyance conveyance “AS “AS

IS, IS, WHERE WHERE IS.” IS.” Neither Neither the the Trustee Trustee nor nor the the holder holder of of the the note note secured secured by by the the deed deed of of trust/security trust/security agreement, agreement, or or both, both, being being foreclosed, foreclosed, nor nor the the offiofficers, cers, directors, directors, attorneys, attorneys, employees, employees, agents agents or or authorized authorized representative representative of of either either the the Trustee Trustee or or the the holder holder of of the the note note make make any any representation representation or or warranty warranty relating relating to to the the title title or or any any physical, physical, environmental, environmental, health health or or safety safety conditions conditions existing existing in, in, on, on, at at or or relating relating to to the the property property being being offered offered for for sale, sale, and and any any and and all all responsibiliresponsibilities ties or or liabilities liabilities arising arising out out of of or or in in any any way way relating relating to to any any such such condition condition expressly expressly are are disclaimed. disclaimed. Also, Also, this this property property is is being being sold sold subject subject to to all all taxes, taxes, special special assessments, assessments, and and prior prior liens liens or or encumbrances encumbrances of of record record and and any any recorded recorded releases. releases. Said Said property property is is also also being being sold sold subject subject to to applicable applicable Federal Federal and and State State laws. laws. AA cash deposit cashier’s creditor's cash deposit or or notice cashier’s check check (no personal checks) percent qualified on of the 25th day of (noHaving personal checks) of five five percent (5%) of purchase price, or seven May, Executrix of the (5%) 2010, of the the as purchase price, orEstate seven hundred dollars ($750.00), of Warrenfifty Wells Menke, deceased, hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever required late of Polkis County, North whichever is greater, greater, will will be be Carolina, required this is to notify all persons, at time of sale. at the the time of the the sale. firms and/ or corporations having claims against An possession of An order order for for possession of the the the Decedent to exhibit the same to the property may be pursuant property may be issued issued pursuant undersigned Executrix onfavor or before the to to G.S. G.S. 45-21.29 45-21.29 in in favor of of the the 10th day of and September, 2010, or this purchaser against the party or purchaser and against the party or be pleaded in bar of their notice will parties in possession by the clerk of parties in possession by the clerk of recovery. All persons, firmsinand/or superior of which superior court courtindebted of the the county county inEstate which corporations to the the is the property property is sold. sold. payment to the should make immediate Any person who Any person who occupies occupies the the proppropundersigned Executrix. erty pursuant to aa rental agreement ertyThis pursuant rental the 10thtoday of June,agreement 2010. entered or renewed after entered into or Executrix renewedofon on orEstate after Susan M. into Mason, theor October 2007, may October 1, 2007, may after after receiving receiving of Warren1, Wells Menke notice the notice of sale, sale, terminate terminate the the rental rental 6the Donna Dr.of agreement upon Bear, DE 19701 agreement upon 10 10 days’ days’ written written nonotice Upon William H.landlord. Miller, Resident Process tice to to the the landlord. Upon termination termination of Agent, of aa rental rental agreement, agreement, the the tenant tenant is is liable due the McFarland and McFarland, liable for for rent rent due under underPLLC the rental rental agreement prorated 39 S. Trade St. agreement prorated to to the the effective effective date termination. Tryon, NCthe 28782 date of of the termination. adv.THIS 6/10,17,24;7/1 IS THIS IS AA COMMUNICATION COMMUNICATION FROM FROM AA DEBT DEBT COLLECTOR. COLLECTOR. THE THE PURPOSE PURPOSE OF OF THIS THIS COMMUNICATION COMMUNICATION IS IS TO TO COLLECT COLLECT AA DEBT DEBT AND AND ANY ANY INFORMAINFORMATION TION OBTAINED OBTAINED WILL WILL BE BE USED USED FOR FOR THAT THAT PURPOSE, PURPOSE, except except as as stated stated below below in in the the instance instance of of bankruptcy bankruptcy 1x3.5 protection. protection. adv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his This 15th 15th day day of of June, June, 2010. 2010. SUBSTITUTE SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE TRUSTEE SERVICES, SERVICES, INC. INC. SUBSTITUTE SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE TRUSTEE



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SPECIAL MEETING There will be a special meeting of the Columbus Town council to be held Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. on June 23rd at 95 Walker Street, Columbus, NC The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the fiscal year 2010/2011 budget. The Public is invited to attend. adv. 6/22, 23 eXecUtriX's notice Having qualified on the 4th day of June, 2010, as Executrix of the Estate of cHarles F. cecil, deceased, late of 1x1.5 Polk County, North Carolina, this is to notify 6/22, 23all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the TCOL-037269 Decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executrix on or before the 15th day of September, 2010, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and/or corporations indebted to the Estate should make immediate payment. This the 15th day of June, 2010. Charlotte Cecil Raymond, Executrix Estate of CHARLES F. CECIL 32 Bradlee Road Marblehead, MA 01945 R. Anderson Haynes Attorney at Law P.O. Box 100 Tryon, NC 28782 adv. 6/15,22, 29;7/6 notice of administration Having qualified on the 1st day of June 2010, as Personal Representative of the Estate of helen margaret witherspoon, late of Polk County, 1x3.5 North Carolina, this is to notify all adv. 6/15,22, 29;7/6 firms, persons, and corporations X268-037138 having claims against the estate of said deceased to present them to the undersigned on or before the 8th day of September, 2010, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 3rd day of June, 2010. Estate of Helen Margaret Witherspoon Candace Helene Butler 15 Knoll Drive Columbus, NC 28722 Phillip R. Feagan, Attorney Feagan Law Firm, PLLC P.O. Box 309 Columbus, NC 28722 adv. 6/8, 6/15, 22, 29

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GREAT SELECTION OF FURNITURE. Quality, rustic and traditional styled pieces. Chairs, tables, headboards, pineapple post mahogany bed, wicker, Swedish style sofa/daybed. Priced $10-$1,200. Call 828-899-1999.

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OFFICE/RESIDENTIAL Nicely updated 2/1 older home previously used for R.E. office on Hwy 9 S. near Landrum Rd.Lease, rent or sale. Owner/Broker will consider SHARING the 900sf space with another business. For details “Just Call John” 828-2431844, 8am-8pm except Sundays.

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HOME CARE AIDE needed 1 hour nights 10-11pm, 7 days/week. CNA experience required. Near intersection Hwys 9 & 14 in Green Creek. Heavy lifting not required. 828-863-2233. MEDICAL, FRONT OFFICE position, immediately available for the right candidate. Experience a MUST. Fax resume to 864-457-2736 or email: DAWNLFHC@ AOL.COM. PART TIME HELP WANTED on horse farm, 3-4 hours/day, 5-6 days/week. Call 828290-2205.

LOST/FOUND LOST CAT: wearing a black and white tuxedo. Big male, black & white, neutered, micro chipped. Missing from Canebrake Rd. Please call 864-380-6002. LOST PUPPY: Small black pit/terrier, 4 months old. Lake Adger area. Answers to Dixie. 828-894-5929. MISSING DOG FROM Lake lanier area. Missing since 6/15. Red in color, about 60lbs. Retriever/Shar pei mix, “Rusty,” Call 864-457-5824 or 864-380-1451 if spotted or have information.

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SERVICES COMPUTER WOES? Stalling, freezing, viruses. Complete computer repair and modification. Home service or pickup and delivery. 828-894-2927. CONLON TREE CARE Quality tree work at reasonable prices. Pruning, removals, chipping, log splitting. Free estimates, references. INSURED, EXPERIENCED AND RELIABLE. Call Tom at 828-863-4011. FOR ALL YOUR LAWN maintenance needs: Mowing, weeding, edging, blowing, pruning, mulching, pine needles and more, call BAS Landscaping. Guaranteed lowest prices! 15 years experience. 864-303-4051. HIGH TECH HOUSE CALL, LLC Courteous service and consulting for all your home and business technology needs: Computers, Networks, Home Theater, Wireless and more. Downtown Tryon 10 N. Trade Street, 828-859-6928. PRIVATE HOUSEKEEPER, PERSONAL assistant, elder care individual has opening for 1-2 days/week. Excellent references. Call 864-270-4223, please leave message.

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Betty Lou Wilson Laughter Betty Lou Wilson Laughter, 72, of Mill Spring died Sunday, June 20, 2010 at her home. She was the daughter of the late James W. Wilson and Ellen Benton Wilson and was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Junior Laughter, a daughter, Judy Elaine Laughter, and two brothers, David Boyd Wilson and Olin B. Wilson. She is survived by two sons, Clarence Junior Laughter of Mill Spring and Joe Larry Laughter of Lake Lure; four daughters, Patsy Arrowood and husband Verno of Union Mills, N.C., Betty Jo Owensby and husband Dennis, Joyce Painter and Sharon Kay Laughter, all of Mill Spring; one sister, Ethel Rogers of Jacksonville, Fla.; eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Coopers Gap Baptist Church, where she was a member. The Reverends Warren Elliott and Ansel Pace and David Turner will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday night from 6 to 8 p.m. at Coopers Gap Baptist Church. Condolence cards may be sent to the family at or P.O. Box 945, Hendersonville, N.C. 28793.

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Abigail Hall, Rachel Vining and Anna Koenig, rising juniors at Polk County High School, have been nominated to receive the Need-2Lead Award. This award provides rising juniors with the opportunity to learn about being a leader within the community, planning fund raising activities, and thinking creatively. Recipients of this award demonstrate a strong commitment to civic and community engagement and exhibit noteworthy leadership qualities as well as a desire to attend a four-year college or university. (photo submitted)


William R. Brand William R. Brand, 66, of Brick, N.J., passed away on Monday, June 14, 2010 at Ocean Medical Center from lung cancer. He was known as “Big Bad Bill.” Born in Long Branch, N.J., he was a natural athlete. He competed in swimming, baseball, football, and boxing. He was a star varsity football player for Freehold Regional High School. Mr. Brand served in the United States Army Reserve during the Vietnam War. He earned expert marksmanship medals in rifle, pistol, and tank weapons. Mr. Brand operated Hercules Construction Company, building new homes. He later became a restoration carpenter working on Revolutionary War period buildings and homes. He and his father, Walter, operated RIC Mechanics doing HVAC in the 80s. He was most recently a HVAC technician and engineer for AEMS Service Company, Englishtown, N.J. He was a charter lifetime member and three term past president of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society, Asbury Park Chapter. He earned the creden-

tials of certificate member as well as specialist designation in refrigeration, air conditioning, and controls. He ran an educational program, allowing his chapter to attain the highest percentage of certificate members nationwide. He was also a motorcycle enthusiast and avid bowler. A beloved husband and devoted father, surviving are his wife, Nina Kessler Brand; his son, Scott Brand, D.C., and his wife Christine of Landrum; his daughter, Diana Brand of Brick, N.J.; his parents, Walter W. Brand Sr. and Doris Dean Brand of Toms River, N.J.; two brothers, Walther W. Brand Jr. and his wife Mary Carole and James H. Brand and his significant other Michele Moore; his sister, Patricia Tarpy and her husband William; sisterin-law, Madeline McCabe; several nieces, nephews, and dear friends. A private cremation was arranged by the Pable – Evertz Funeral Home of Point Pleasant, N.J. As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made in his memory to the Popcorn Park Zoo, P.O. Box 43, Forked River, N.J. 08731. For online condolences to the family please visit www.

FILE NO.: 10CvD-93 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF POLK IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIvISION POLK COUNTY, A mUNICIPAL CORPORATION, PLAINTIFF vS TAmmY TAPP JACKSON, FKA TAmmY A. TAPP, JOHN H. SWOFFORD AND DOROTHY A. SWOFFORD, DEFENDANTS. Under and by virtue of an order of the District Court of Polk County, North Carolina, made and entered in the action entitled, “Polk County, a municipal corporation, Plaintiff, vs. Tammy Tapp Jackson, fka Tammy A. Tapp, John H. Swofford and Dorothy A. Swofford, Defendants,” the undersigned Commissioner will on the 28th day of June, 2010, offer for sale for cash, to the last and highest bidder at public auction, at the courthouse door in the Town of Columbus, Polk County, North Carolina, at 12:00 noon the following described real property, lying and being in White Oak Township, State and County aforesaid, and more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot Number 30, Section C, as shown and delineated upon a plat entitled, “Land of the Lakes, White Oak Township, Polk County, North Carolina,” dated August 29, 1972, and prepared by R.M. Bartenstein & Associates, Inc., Consulting Engineers and Surveyors, Warrenton, Virginia, which plat is duly recorded in Map Slide A-112 at Page 7-17C, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Polk County, North Carolina; reference being made to said recorded plat for a full and complete metes and bounds description of said lot, pursuant to North Carolina General Statute Section 47-30(g). The above-described property is conveyed subject to certain Restrictive Covenants recorded in Book 157 at Page 620, in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Polk County, North Carolina. This being the identical property conveyed to Tammy A. Tapp, by deed from John H. Swofford and wife, Dorothy A. Swofford, dated February 28, 1991 and recorded in Book 208 at Page 2482, Polk County Registry. Tax Map No. P55-86 The terms of the sale are as follows: 1. This sale will be made subject to: (a) all liens for state or federal taxes of higher priority, if any, and any easements, rights of way, restrictive covenants or other restrictions of record affecting the property; (b)



county taxes or local assessments against the above described property not included in the judgment in the above-entitled cause. 2. This property is being sold “as is”. Neither the Plaintiff, nor the undersigned Commissioner, makes any warranties or representations concerning the property, including but not limited to, the physical or environmental condition of the property. Further, the undersigned makes no title warranties with respect to the title to the property. 3. At the time of the sale, the highest bidder will be required to make a cash deposit of twenty (20%) percent of the bid, with the remaining balance of the bid amount to be paid on the day following the expiration of the applicable ten (10) day upset bid period. In the event that the bidder refuses to take title and a resale becomes necessary, the deposit shall be applied to pay the costs of sale and any loss resulting. 4. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement, or otherwise, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon ten (10) days written notice to the landlord. Further, any person occupying the property is hereby notified to vacate the property prior to the sale date as referenced above. An order for possession of the property being sold may be issued by the above referenced District Court, if necessary. This the 27th day of May, 2010. Phillip R. Feagan, Commissioner adv. 6/15,22

Read the Bulletin! Polk County notiCe of Current and uPComing volunteer board vaCanCies Council on Aging - 2 Regular Vacancies Economic Development Commission - 1 Regular, 1 Alternate Vacancy Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee - 2 Regular Vacancies Social Services Board - 1 BOC Appointment Transportation Advisory Board - 1 Regular Vacancy Zoning Board of Adjustment - 2 Alternate Vacancies If interested, please pick up an application at the County Manager's Office, Womack Building, Columbus, NC, or call 894-3301 Ext. 7 for online access instructions. adv. 6/21, 22, 24, 25, 28, 29

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Unitarians to meet June 27

The Unitarian UniversalWolgamott has degrees in ist Fellowship will meet at engineering and theology. His the Tryon Youth Center on careers include: engineering, Rt.176 N. at 10:30 a.m. on Air Force pilot, Methodist June 27. The speaker will be clergyman, and county adDick Wolgamott, who will ask ministrator. He and his wife the question, “What Inspires Barbara retired from California You?” to western North Carolina in “Our UUA mission state- 1992. ment indicates that we gather Since then he has taught to nurture our spirits that we many classes at UNCA, Blue might help heal the world. Yet Ridge College, Elder Hostels, being spiritually nurtured is and with various non-profit/ a difficult concept when your we church groups. He pulls tohink lobally hop ocally Support local merchantS have such a wide variety of gether understandings from theological understandings the scientific and religious in our UU congregations. Is communities in a search for hink lobally hop ocally Support your local merchantS there an understanding of greater truth. Magician Greg Zelnik brought his “Make a Splash Magic Reading inspiration that we can all Come early for fellowship Show” with friend Sammy the Seal to help kick off the Saluda affirm? If so, how does it hapand refreshments. For inforLibrary’s 2010 Summer Reading Program. The next program, pen? Finally, why should we mation callmerchantS 828-894-5776. “Reptiles and Amphibians,” will be held on Wednesday, June 23 at hink lobally hop ocally Support your local bother?” 10:30 a.m. (photo submitted) – article submitted



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Just in time: St. Luke’s Health Fair for men only I read an interesting article in The Wall Street Journal recently. It started with a real punch: “When it comes to their health, men are the weaker sex: They don’t get check-ups as often as women, are hospitalized more often with preventable illnesses, and they die younger.” It went on to read that public health officials are trying to change that with a dark, but humorous ad campaign that tackles the serious issue of men in denial of their health risks. The article stated there is no scientific evidence as to why men avoid regular health checks, but it could be attributed to the “macho” culture, a reluctance to undergo prostate and rectal exams, and the fear of actually finding a problem. But as we all know, prevention is the best medicine. Preventive medical tests can find diseases early, when they’re easiest to treat. The best way for men to take care of themselves and, ultimately those they love, is to actively take part in their healthcare through education and simple screenings. To help men on the road to good health, St. Luke’s Hospital is sponsoring the second ‘For Men Only Health Fair.’ Held in June, which is nationally recognized as Men’s Health Month and most known for Father’s Day, this Health Fair is reaching out to all dads, brothers, sons, grandfathers, husbands and boyfriends who sometimes need a reminder to take the extra time to care for themselves.

Caring for our Community by Ken Shull

Men of all ages are invited to attend this free Men’s Health Fair at St. Luke’s Hospital’s Outpatient Services Department tomorrow, Wednesday, June 23, from 5–7 p.m. Physicians, nurses and nursing students from Isothermal Community College-Polk Campus will be on hand to answer your questions, provide information and screenings for prostate health (thanks to urologists Dr. Clyde Gaffney and Dr. John Walton), blood pressure, body mass index and more. There will be information on smoking cessation, colon cancer, back health and stress. In particular for men over age 50, prostate examinations (blood tests and rectal exams) will be available at no charge. Another good benefit for men: food will be served! And there’ll be a few manly door prizes awarded as well. As mentioned earlier, the event is free, but we’d like to know how many men to expect, so you’re advised to call 894-2408. If you plan to take advantage of the prostate screening with a urologist, it’d be a good idea to call for an appointment. Please don’t avoid this opportunity—itFlute can saveand your piano life. I know becausemusic it savedfor John Doe’s life. parties, Really. While he asked that we openings, not usegallery his real name, John came to last year’s event to support St. weddings and other Luke’s outreach efforts and to

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take advantage of a free screening during a tough economy. Because of a family history, John was pretty conscientious about regular medical check ups. So he was surprised last year when Dr. Walton felt a hard node on his prostate gland despite the blood test result that was only slightly elevated. The combination was not good-the results indicated a very fast growing cancer that could have taken his life within six months. Thanks to the free PSA screening, John underwent surgery to remove the cancer, along with the prostate. I’m glad to report John is doing well, is cancer free and is adamant that men take charge of their health. To all dads, brothers, sons, grandfathers, husbands and boyfriends, I challenge you to become educated and actively take part in your own health. If not for you, then do it for those you love. Join us as we celebrate Men’s Health Month at St. Luke’s Hospital, where we save lives through excellent care, close to home. St. Luke’s Hospital is a not for profit, acute care hospital affiliated with Carolinas Healthcare System of Charlotte, N.C., for specialized management expertise, experience with developing strong community-based clinical services, and participation in revenue and purchasing contracts. CHS is the largest healthcare system in the Carolinas and the third largest public system in the nation.

FRC Cross Country Schooling Barbara Tilly Flute Day at FENCE Saturday, June 26 828-859-6568 A few times a year, Foothills Riding Club joins with FENCE to open the cross country course to trainers and their students who want to school over natural obstacles, including the water complex

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Creditor's notiCe Having qualified on the 1st day of June, 2010, as Executor of the Estate of Joseph david Wall, deceased, late of Polk County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executor on or before the 15th day of September, 2010, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 15th day of June, 2010. Estate of Joseph David Wall George D. Wall, Executor 4453 Jug Factory Rd. Greer, SC 29651 Richard W. Dunn, Jr., Resident Process Agent 66 Hyde Ave. Tryon, NC 28782 adv. 6/15,22,29;7/6

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