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Courthouse sidewalk repair project complete Rain gardens next on council member Kan's project list by Leah Justice
Columbus council member Ernie Kan announced last week that the courthouse sidewalk repairs are complete. She also asked council for their permission to embark on her next project, rain gardens. Kan took on the sidewalk project in June as a volunteer effort. The town has agreed to cut costs and maintain a lean budget with no tax increases this year, so Kan did the project using no town funding. She and numerous volunteers took up each brick, leveled the ground and smoothed out the sidewalk. The sidewalk's uneven bricks have presented a fall hazard for years. (Continued on page 6)
Here’s a list of upcoming meetings and events for area nonprofit community and governmental organizations:
Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Mondays, Harmon Field/Tryon, 7 a.m. to noon.
Campers at Polk County Recreation Department's day camp work on repairing the sidewalk around the historic county courthouse in downtown Columbus. The repairs have now been finished, says Columbus council member Ernie Kan, who was the driving force behind the project. (photo submitted)
The Meeting Place Senior Center, Monday activities include senior fitness, 11 a.m., Bingo or bead class, 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. Christian Fellowship Luncheon, TJ’s Cafe, Tryon, Mondays except holidays, noon to 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 (Continued on page 2)
New Columbus manager 'getting up to speed' by Leah Justice
New Columbus Town Manager Jonathan Kanipe has been learning about the town and its issues for a couple of months now and says he’s feeling pretty good about his new role. Kanipe, who was hired at the beginning of July, says he is impressed with the town's people and the council members. He also says the town (Continued on page 4)
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community. 894-3336. Tryon Tourism Development Authority, Monday, Aug. 23, 5 p.m., Tryon Town Hall, McCown Room. Public welcome. 828-859-6655. Male Anger Management Intervention/Education Program, Mondays, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays, 8 p.m., Columbus Presbyterian Church.
Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Tuesdays, Ozone Drive and Hwy 176, Saluda, 7 a.m. to noon. Polk County Transportation Authority makes a regular trip to Hendersonville on the first and third Tuesday of each month. 894-8203. Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, We Care informal social group for women coping with loss. Open to newcomers, Tuesdays, 9 a.m. at TJ’s Cafe in Tryon. Shannon Slater, 828894-7000. Tryon Youth Center Raffle has been delayed until August 28. Since the minimum number of tickets has not been sold, the car award will not be an option. The winner will receive $25,000. The Meeting Place Senior Center Tuesday activities in-
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The article on p. 35 of the Friday, Aug. 20 Bulletin incorrectly said that Pup 'n Tub would be at this month's flea market at the Mill Spring Ag Center held Aug. 28. Pup 'n Tub will not be at the event this month. clude ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; art class, 10 a.m., Bingo or movie, 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. Saluda Senior Center, Bridge, Tuesdays, 10 a.m., chair exercise, 2:15 p.m. 828-7499245. For more activities, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.saluda.com. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. 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. Polk County American Red Cross Blood Drive, Tuesday, Aug. 24, noon to 4 p.m., St. Luke’s Hospital. 828-894-2408 for information or to schedule appointment. Cracker Barrel, 1 p.m. Tuesdays, conference room, Congregational Church. Caregivers Support Group, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1:30 p.m., Tryon Congregational Church. 828-894-0722. Green Creek Farmer’s Market Tuesdays 5 to 7:30 p.m., Green Creek Community Center. Town of Columbus, informational drop-in meeting with representatives of Foster Creek Preserve, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 5:307:30 p.m. 828-894-8236. 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.
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Today: Par tly cloudy, with 10 percent chance of rain. High 85, low 69. Tuesday: Partly cloudy, Partly cloudy Partly cloudy with 10 percent chance of rain. High 84, low 68. Thursday’s weather was: High 86, low 70, 0.06 inches of rain.
VFW Columbus Post, Polk County Memorial 9116, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m., Columbus Town Hall. VFW Ladies Auxiliary Polk County Memorial 9116, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m., Womack Building in Columbus.
Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Wednesdays, Fire Department in Green Creek, 7 a.m. to noon. 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, Trash Train, dominoes game, 10 a.m., gentle Yin yoga 12:30 p.m. Movie Matinee, 12:30 p.m. 828-7499245. 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. 8942340.
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'Uncle Lis seems to have been quite a fellow' Working for the past nine years, Beauford Arledge, 84, gathered his memories into a book that only he could write, “The Stories of the Green River Cove.” With permission, the Tryon Daily Bulletin is sharing excerpts from the book with our readers over the next several weeks. To purchase a copy of “Stories of the Green River Cove” call Arledge’s daughter, Susan Howell, at 894-3724. Lis (Ulysses) Branch A story has it that Lis Arledge lived up the branch about halfway between Grandpa’s house and where we lived. We called it the Lis Branch. Lis was Granddad’s brother. Many times he hid out in the woods, hiding from the law. He tried to support himself living in the laurel and ivy thickets along the branches and making moonshine.
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gardens for a two-year period. One Saluda man has already offered to donate 100 native plants, Kan said, but money will still be needed for the rain garden project, including walls, compost, gravel and more plants. Kan asked council for per-
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To the Editor: There are three objectives I see for the new Human Services building: 1. Get over 30 county employees out of a seriously dangerous work environment, thereby preventing possible fines and lawsuits. 2. Save taxpayer money by taking advantage of the current low building cost. 3. Put money back into our economy by creating some jobs for local contractors. Successful leaders are the ones who are willing to take action when they see opportunities that have the potential for multiple returns. They are the ones who study the overall picture relating to economic impact and community needs
ing in poverty. North Carolina and South Carolina are 45th and 47th respectively in infant mortality—with infants dying in our states at nearly twice the rate they do in Washington State. But the real kicker is that for all our business friendliness, the Casey Foundation reports that 28 percent of children in North Carolina and 30 percent of children in South Carolina live in a family where no parent has a full-time job. Go figure. For all our state’s tax policies, economic incentives and right-to-work legislation, these parents still can’t secure full-time work. By the way, Utah ranked as the 2nd most “businessfriendly” state and 4th in overall child wellbeing. So I’m thinking that before our legislators grant anymore friendly “incentives” or “breaks” for businesses here in the Carolinas, they need to make friends with Utah. – Beth Brand
rather than rely on tactics and opinions that may seem politically advantageous at the moment. Timing and scheduling are major factors in the success of any project. In business, time is money and, in this situation with the new Human Services building, wasting time is wasting money. Our county is lucky to have three commissioners, Cindy Walker, Ray Gasperson and Renee McDermott, who will do the work that is needed to make this project successful and who are brave enough to be truly fiscally responsible. I encourage them to stick with their plans for this project before the county incurs more risk and we miss a golden opportunity to save taxpayer money and create jobs. We need action and paychecks, not more talk. – Margaret Johnson
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Left: Dance Dynamic’s Petite Jazz group in their “Funkytown” costumes. Right: Alyssa Fincher poses in one of her costumes. (photos submitted)
Dancers win at Dance Machine Competition in Lenoir, N.C. Dancers from Dance Dynamics in Tryon won Overall Teen Soloist, Most Entertaining and the Highest Teen Group of the Weekend. Sarah Cash won the highest scoring teen soloists with her tap routine, “Virtual Insanity.” The Most Entertaining Number of the Day was the Junior Jazz Group, “From Paris to Berlin.” This number was choreographed by Stephanie Cantrell and consists of Samantha Haase, Keileigh McMurray, Ciara Sikes, Nora Contreras, Madison Whitener, Alex Bosket, and Graci Moser. Their tap routine, “Bangkok” won an Awesome Gold. The Senior Tap Team, “Wind It Up” was the Highest Scoring Teen Group of the Weekend. This group consists of Alyssa Fincher, Sarah Cash, Mary Elizabeth Prince, Mallori Inman, Aliyha Mullins, and Lindy Wicklund. The Senior Jazz Group won an Awesome Gold award with their routine, “Calabria.”
The Petite Jazz Group, “Funkytown,” won 4th Overall of the day for all groups 12 and under. This group consists of Gracie Lance, Maggie Wilson, Kinslee Wright, Aislin Salerno, Bethany Bruce, and Alaina McCall. Other soloists winning awards and overalls were Alyssa Fincher, Lindy Wicklund, Graci Moser, Keileigh McMurray, Mary Elizabeth Prince, and Nora Contreras. Fincher was third highest Senior Soloist with her contemporary number, “Breakeven.” Wicklund was the fourth highest Teen Soloist with her clogging routine, “If I Had You.” Moser was the fifth highest Junior Soloist with her tap routine, “Mellow Saxophone.” McMurray and Prince both won Awesome Gold awards and Contreras won Outstanding Gold. New classes for the fall will begin at the end of August. — article submitted
Red Cross BBQ Aug. 27 The Polk County Chapter of the American Red Cross will be holding a BBQ lunch at the chapter on Friday, August 27. Meals will be served from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. As always, there is plenty of room to come and sit down for
a meal or carryout is available. The BBQ plate includes pulled pork BBQ, french fries, coleslaw, dessert and a drink. For more information, visit 231 Ward St. in Columbus, or call 828-894-2700. – article submitted
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS NEw HuMAN SERVIcES FAcIlITy – POlk cOuNTy, Nc Sealed bids for the construction of a new Human Services Facility located in Mill Spring, North Carolina will be received by the County Commissioners for Polk County located at the County Managers Office in the Womack Building located at 40 Courthouse Street Columbus NC, 28722 until 2:00 p.m. local time on September 9, 2010 and thereafter opened and publicly read. A pre-bid meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 2:00 PM in the Commissioners Meeting Room of the Womack Building located at 40 Courthouse Street, Columbus, NC, 28722. The work includes General, Site, Plumbing, Mechanical, and Electrical work for a new 11,950 heated square foot Human Services Facility to be constructed under one Single Prime Contract. The extent of work is shown on the drawings and specified in the project manual. This project is registered with the USGBC and it will be submitted and constructed to achieve a “Certified” level of LEED Certification. Complete plans, specifications and contract documents may be obtained by Contractors from Carol Bacon, ADW Architects, P.A.; 1401 W. Morehead St., Suite 100, Charlotte, NC, 28208; Email firstname.lastname@example.org; Telephone 704.379.1919 Monday – Thursday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Deposit is OneHundred Dollars ($150.00). A request for documents must be accompanied by payment. Once payment is received by ADW Architects, documents will be MAILED out using First Class Mail. If a contractor supplies their FedEx account number, ADW will overnight the documents at the requester’s expense. Complete plans, specifications and contract documents will also be open for inspection in the offices of the Polk County Manager, ADW Architects, and in the plan rooms of: North Carolina, AGC offices in Charlotte & Asheville North Carolina, F.W. Dodge Corporation, Charlotte REED Construction Market Data, Norcross, GA Minority Plan Rooms: Hispanic Contractors Association of the Carolinas (HCAC) 2923 E. Independence Blvd Charlotte, NC 278205 877-227-1680 or 704-331-3000 Metrolina Minority Contractors Association (MMCA) c/o Cinda Corporation 3124 W. Trade St. Charlotte, NC 28208
Ph. 704-394-2994 Fax 704394-2991 A deposit of $150.00 will be required for the first set of plans and specifications requested by each Contractor. The deposit will be returned if plans and specifications are returned in good condition within ten (10) days from the date of bids. Additional sets of plans and specifications shall be available for a NON-refundable fee of $150.00 per set. Checks for any extra sets should be made out to ADW Architects. Each bid must be accompanied by either cash or a cashier’s check or a certified check drawn on a bank of trust company insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation made payable to Polk County Government in an amount of five percent (5%) of the gross amount of the bid or by a bond in the above amount executed in accordance with and conditioned as prescribed by G.S. 143-129, State of North Carolina. If the successful bidder fails to give satisfactory surety as required by law, the above deposit will be retained by the Owner. All contractors are hereby notified that they shall be properly licensed under the state laws governing their trades. No bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for the receipt of bids for a period of 60 days. Each bid must have attached to it a fully completed AIA Document A305 (revised for this Project), Contractor’s Qualification Statement. This Qualification Statement can be found in the Project Manual. MINORITY BUSINESS PROVISIONS. Polk County wants to encourage participation by minority business in the awarding of construction contract’s and has a goal of (five percent) 5% participation by minority businesses. The single Prime Contractor shall submit documentation with his Bid, records with respect to: Those subcontractors that bid or otherwise responded to notice of the project and the number of these that are minority businesses, and Those subcontractors awarded contracts as part of the project and the number and identity of those that are minority businesses, and The percentage of work on the project that is to be performed by minority businesses. Noncompliance by any SinglePrime Bidder shall be grounds for declaring the bid non-responsive. The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids for any or no reason, and to waive informalities. adv.8/16,23
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N.C. to receive $1m to help reduce health insurance premium hikes
NOTICE OF JOB OPPORTUNITY
Health Services and Operations Manager - Columbus, NC. Plan, direct, and coordinate services in setting up wound care centers. Analyze key customer requirements of hospitals and manage healthcare product lines, manage product portfolio for revenue, sales growth and sales targets, marketing, cost and margin control. Responsible for the entire life cycle of products including product development, product launch, develop revenue strategy for medical devices. Draft and negotiate joint ventures and contract proposals with key healthcare stakeholders. Direct short-term and long-range product planning process including global product development, market assessment, product launches to support strategic business goals. Ensure operational elements viz statement of works, purchasing orders and receivables obligations are fulfilled efficiently and in a timely manner per corporate guidelines. Manage client relationship for software applications including EMR and other practice management software by coordinating with client business leaders and stakeholders, providing advice to improve business relations that will lead to business profitability. Use technical expertise to troubleshoot operational issues in software applications/project delivery. Develop new international markets for business expansion and explore business opportunities on a global basis with key customer accounts. Meet assigned revenue targets and become point of contact for key client business leaders for operational issues. Perform strategy and operational assessments of business profitability, and provide recommendations to the senior management. Perform business life cycle improvement initiatives to improve profitability and drive operational excellence. M-F; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. 40hrs/week. 111696.00/year. Require MBA or equiv. with 5 years experience in the job offered or as VP, Director Marketing, Senior Manager, Global Product Manager, Program Manager, Senior Director or equiv. Experience in: healthcare and management consulting industry; managing product life cycle of medical devices; managing software applications in a healthcare setting; managing budget; drafting and negotiating joint ventures and contract proposals for healthcare customers; international markets doing business development, strategic and operational assessments of business operations; providing strategy consulting to senior management, assessing and improving operations; and managing sales revenue from healthcare customers. Relocation of candidate and approximately 50% travel is possible. Employer will accept suitable combination of education, training or experience. To apply, Name of Company: Wound Care Systems Address: 2881 NC Hwy 108 East , Columbus NC 28722 Contact: James Waters, at Phone: (828)-894-3494 E-mail: email@example.com This notice is being provided as a result of the proposed filing of an application for permanent alien labor certification for the posted job opportunity. Any person may provide documentary evidence bearing on the application to: Certifying Officer, U.S. Department of Labor/ETA, Harris Tower, 233 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 410, Atlanta, GA 30303; Phone (404) 893-0101, Fax: (404) 8934642. I hereby certify that this Notice was posted in a conspicuous place on the employer's premises for at least ten consecutive business days and remained unobstructed for the entire period of posting. Name: James Waters Title: Chief Of Staff DRBH0-038316
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently announced the award of $1 million to North Carolina to help crack down on health insurance premium increases. North Carolina will use this Affordable Care Act funding to help improve the oversight of proposed health insurance premium increases, take action against insurers seeking unreasonable rate hikes, and ensure North Carolinians receive value for their premium dollars. “The Affordable Care Act puts in place critical market reforms to improve quality and reduce the cost of health care for employers and individuals. Increased competition, lower insurance overhead, and better risk pooling in health insurance Exchanges in 2014 are expected to reduce premiums in the individual market by anywhere from 14 to 20 percent according to the Congressional Budget Office,” said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. “Between now and then, we will continue to work with states to ensure consumers are receiving value for their premium dollars and to avoid the kind of double digit premium increases seen recently. The state proposals approved (recently) demonstrate the need and desire for new resources and tools to help them protect against unjustifiable premium increases.” The Affordable Care Act provides states with $250 million in Health Insurance Premium Review Grants over five years to help create a more level playing field by improving how states review proposed health insurance premium increases and holding insurance companies accountable for unjustified premium increases. Applications for the first round of Health Insurance Premium Review Grants were made available on June 7. The grants build on the Obama Administration’s work with states to implement the Affordable Care Act. Earlier this year, Secretary Sebelius called on certain insurance companies to justify large
premium increases and encouraged state and local officials to obtain stronger health insurance premium review authorities under state laws. This increased scrutiny by the Administration and by several states has led to the withdrawal or reduction of several proposed health insurance premium increases that in some cases turned out to be based on faulty assumptions and data. This grant will be used for the purposes detailed in the approved application. The following is a general summary of how North Carolina intends to use its funding: • Pursue additional legislative authority: Currently all individual rates are subject to prior approval. North Carolina will seek legislative action to standardize data collection and to require that simplified summary information be submitted as a part of this data collection for consumers. • Expand the scope of the review process: The state will expand to prior approval of small and large group markets. • Improve the review process: North Carolina has HMO and individual health insurance premium review currently. The state is seeking expanded authority and will improve the reporting and data collection. • Increase transparency and accessibility: Currently all filings free of confidential information are posted on the web. North Carolina is seeking authority to require insurers to create consumer-friendly summaries. Consideration and planning for public comment and hearings will be explored. • Develop and upgrade technology: North Carolina will improve its efficiency and data collection to aide in the health insurance premium review process. “States will use these grant dollars in the way that makes the most sense for their insurance (Continued on page 11}
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consumers,” said Jay Angoff, director of the Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight. “As we continue to implement the new health insurance reform law, we will continue to work with states to ensure they have the tools they need to ensure the stability of the marketplace, keep costs low and provide consumers with increased transparency, choice and quality they need to make the best health care decisions for their businesses and families.” The Health Insurance Premium Review Grants are one element of a broad effort under the Affordable Care Act to reduce the unreasonable premium increases proposed by some insurers today. Additional resources from this $250 million program will be available in subsequent years to further strengthen state health insurance premium review procedures. Other statutory provisions designed to improve affordability include: • In 2011, the Affordable Care Act allows the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to review justifications for unreasonable increases in premiums and make them public; • In 2011, insurers will gener-
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ally be required to spend at least 80 percent of premium dollars on medical care services and quality-improvement activities and limit their spending on overhead, marketing, CEO salaries, and profits; and • In 2014, the Affordable Care Act empowers states to exclude health plans that show a pattern of excessive or unjustified premium increases from the new health insurance exchanges. The Affordable Care Act includes a wide variety of provisions designed to promote a high-quality, high-value, health care system for all Americans and to make the health insurance market more consumer-friendly and transparent. Some of the provisions that take effect by the end of next year, or are already in effect, include prohibitions on pre-existing condition exclusions for children; prohibition on lifetime dollar limits in all health plans; extended access to insurance for many young adults; and an unprecedented level of transparency about health insurance through www. HealthCare.gov. To read more about how each state will use its grant funding, visit www.healthcare.gov/center/ grants/index.html. For a national fact sheet visit www.healthcare. gov/news/factsheets/rates.html. – article submitted
Horse blood disease found in N.C. A horse blood disease that the U.S. was free of for 20 years has returned, and North Carolina is on the growing list of states with cases. Agricultural commissioner Steve Troxler announced Thursday that blood tests submitted to the National Veterinary Services Laboratory confirmed the presence of equine piroplasmosis in 11 horses at four locations. According to state veterinarian Dr. David Marshall, a large cattle ranch in Texas has more than 100 cases that remained undetected for many years. North Carolina joins 19 other states that have identified cases of the disease in the past two
years. The four locations where the cases of equine piroplasmosis were found were in Robeson, Wake, Cumberland and Hoke counties. “Horse owners and others in the equine industry in North Carolina should monitor their horses carefully and contact their veterinarian if they suspect this disease,” Troxler said. “Because the U.S. has been free of this disease for two decades, by law suspected cases must be reported to the state veterinarian’s office.” Equine piroplasmosis is a blood-borne parasitic disease transmitted to horses by ticks or contaminated needles. – article submitted
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Buy, Sell, Trade, Work … With Your Neighbors! VEHICLES
1955 CHEVROLET, 4-DOOR, red and white, very good condition, runs great. $12,000 OBO. Call 828-288-8436 or 828-748-2480. 1976 FORD RANGER 4x4, 4-speed, granny gear. Mechanically good, body needs work. Great work truck. $1200 OBO. Call 828-817-1936. 1992 CHEVY LUMINA, 4-door. Call for details. 864-457-5431. 1998 CHEVY BLAZER, 4-door, 4-wheel drive, 63K original miles, mint condition. $5800. Call Gerry in Campobello at 781-929-0002. FOR SALE: 1996 Chevrolet S10 P/U with camper cover, 5 speed manual, 4.3 V6 engine, one owner, local, $3,000. Call 864-457-6794 after 6pm.
EQUESTRIAN FOR SALE: 3 DRIVING carts: A) Bennington; B) Country gig; C) Road cart. Also post hole digger and manure spreader, power driven. Call 828-863-4064.
FURNITURE ENTERTAINMENT CENTER SET, Thomasville, very nice, 4 pieces w/glass shelves and lights, l large armoire, 1 hutch, 1 end table, 1 sofa table, $600; WHIRLPOOL stainless steel refrigerator, 2009 model, 17.6 cu.ft w/top freezer $600; WHIRLPOOL GOLD electric range, stainless steel, 30” convection range w/ceramic glass top, 2009 model #GY399LXU5, stainless hood included $800; VERMONT Castings Defiant Encore stove (wood burning), large black 1986 model, good condition $400. 828-859-9320. OFFICE FURNITURE FOR SALE: Wood desks, file cabinets, tables, chairs, etc. Other miscellaneous items. Call 828817-3042. THREE-PIECE BROWN leather LR suite with recliners on sofa and loveseat and a rocker/recliner. Like new. Bought new 5/29/10. Too big for my room. Will take a beatin’, asking $1250. 90” FLORAL SOFA in very good condition $75 OBO; 27” SONY TV in cabinet, $35. Call 828863-4868.
NURSING POSITION: Seeking someone to fill a part-time position. Preferably a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or registered nurse (RN). Please send resume to: IMA/Nursing Position, 590 S. Trade St., Tryon, NC 28782. PART-TIME OPENING FOR Food Service Assistant at Smith Phayer Hospice House. Must have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED and one year experience in food service, heal care environment preferred. apply online via our website at: www.hocf.org. EOE. PART-TIME OPENING FOR Housekeeping Assistant at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Must have a minimum of a high school deploma or GED, and one year experience in janitorial services, health care environment preferred. Apply online via our website at www. hocf.org. EOE. WHITE OAK MANOR, TRYON, accepting applications for Part-time laundry aide and Dietary aide/relief cook. Experience preferred, but will train. Apply in person, 70 Oak Street, Tryon, NC. EOE.
MISCELLANEOUS 2010 DANCING UNDER THE STARS tickets available at Tryon Daily Bulletin. Benefit event Saturday, Sept. 4, 6pm at FENCE covered arena. $100. GOLF CARTS Sales, service and parts. Also have 3 carts for sale, 3 different styles. Call 828-817-6197 or 828-817-4074. KUBOTA B3030 TRACTOR New in 2007, 60 hours, front bucket, 72” center-mounted finish mower, airconditioned, heated cab w/radio and CD player. $28,000 new. Call Gerry in Campobello, 781-929-0002. SOUTHSIDE SMOKEHOUSE--Open Tues-Sun. More than great BBQ! We specialize in Creole & Cajun dishes: Jambalaya, Gumbo, Shrimp Creole and Etoufee, Po-Boys, Red Beans & Rice with sausage! 864-457-4581.
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HELP WANTED for Maid Service. Call 828-894-3645.
1760sf Lake Lanier Cottage on lake FOR RENT. Large dock, boat garage with boat lift, 2BA, 3BR, good off street parking, beautiful lake views. $1800/mo. plus deposit, references. 828-777-5688.
IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR cashier/clerk for small grocery store/gas station in Lake Lure area. Experience required. EOE. Email resume to wittmer1@bellsouth. net or fax resume to 904-529-7590 or call 1-800-301-2770.
APARTMENTS IN RENOVATED house. 2BR/2.5BA, DR, Fireplace, deck, screened porch, laundry room, offstreet parking. $760/mo. 2BR 2BA $640. Call 864-895-9177 or 864313-7848.
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BEAUTIFUL COLUMBUS HOME for sale... like living in the country but 2 minutes from I-26. Four bedrooms (two master suites), three full baths, over 2,200 sq ft and 2+ acres. Cathedral Ceilings, Fireplace, Sunroom and deck. Visit http:// www.forsalebyowner.com/ #22741587. $259,000. Call Janice at 864-680-6211 and make us an offer! COLUMBUS AREA, MOBILE home for rent, 2BR/1BA, partially furnished, lawn maintenance and water furnished. Easy access to I-26 and Hwy 74. Must have references. Absolutely no pets. $400/ mo plus security. 828-894-8118. FOR RENT: 1-ROOM house w/loft, fireplace, gas heat, washer/dryer. NO ANIMALS! $420/mo include trash pickup and water. Call 828-817-1262. FOR RENT: Nice 3BR 2BA doublewide, very private location on horse farm. Prefer non-smokers, $700 per month, $1000 security deposit. References and rental application required. 828863-2029. FOR RENT: PREMIUM one bedroom apartment: Fully furnished, all utilities included. Located in Harmon Field area of Tryon. Enjoy the spectacular views and serene setting. $750/mo. Inquire at 828-817-9748. FOR RENT: TRYON HISTORIC Toymakers residence: 2BR/2BA, all appliances, balcony and lots of storage. No smokers or pets. $950/mo. Security deposit required. Chaz Williams, WWE Realty. 864-607-0174. HOUSE FOR RENT: Located off Hwy 14 between Landrum and Gowensville. 2BR/1.5BA, quiet neighborhood, fenced yard, water included. $550/mo plus $550 deposit. Call 864-612-0165. LAND FOR SALE. 9.45 acres off Fox Mountain Rd, Columbus, NC. Price negotiable. 828-894-5602. Call, leave message. LOOKING FOR UNIQUE SMALL rental in Polk County for single person, extremely tidy and artistic. Willing to help on property as part of rent. Non-smoker, one small pet. Very horse savvy. 828817-4719. OFFICE WITH RESTROOM FOR RENT at entrance to Cliffs of Glassy. Utilities paid. $475. 864-895-9177 or 864313-7848. OWNER MUST SELL this NC Mountain log cabin, $87,900. 2.58-acre wooded setting with large creek, cathedral ceilings, 1288sf, covered porches, easy to finish. 866-738-5522.
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YARD/GARAGE/ESTATE/TAG SALE VENDORS WANTED: Mill Spring Flea Market, located at former Mill Spring School. Held last Sat. of each month. Next market: Aug. 28. $10 for 10x10 space, $15 for 10x15. You provide tent and table. We do the advertising. All vendors welcome from common yard sale items to specialty and highend items. Information vendors also welcome from area fundraisers and non-profits to community-events. Theme this month: “BACK TO SCHOOL”. Looking for related items in booths: Backpacks, clothing, shoes, sporting equipment, books, supplies, electronics, etc. Reservations preferred but not required. Vendors set-up 7am. Market is open 8am-1pm. Please, no early pull-outs. Call 828-894-2281.
SERVICES A CHIMNEY Q/A Looking for a certified Chimney sweep? Go to www.csia.org. Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) explains what you should look for in locating a chimney sweep. Foothills Chimney Sweep is a member. Call Mike at 828-817-2381. Honest, professional & dependable. CUSTOM BUILDER/HOME IMPROVEMENT From simple decking to mountainside retreat. Call SEAY CONSTRUCTION, 864-978-0439. Visit our website,www/ seayhomes.com. No job too small or large. Fully licensed/bonded. 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, 828-8596928.
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WIC provides support for healthy habits1c to participants x 5.5in WIC, or the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program, provides supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to health care and community resources to participants. The WIC Program is available at the Polk County Health Department, located at 161 Walker Street in Columbus. Call 828-894-3888 for an appointment. The WIC office is open Monday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. To be eligible a person must: • Be a pregnant woman; a
breastfeeding woman who has had a baby in the last 12 months; a woman who has had a baby in the last six months; or child up to the fifth birthday; • Reside in North Carolina and in the health delivery area of the WIC agency; • Meet the income eligibility scale – The gross annual household income cannot exceed 185 percent of the Federal poverty income guidelines – all Medicaid, food stamp and Work First recipients meet the WIC income elegibility criteria; and
• Have an identified nutritional risk as determined by a health professional. Nutritional problems include anemia, poor growth, previous poor pregnancy outcome, inadequate dietary intake and other nutrition related health problems. For more information about WIC or to make an appointment visit Polk County Health Department at 161 Walker Street or call 828-894-3888 on Mondays or Thursdays. Polk County WIC Program is an equal opportunity provider and employer. – article submitted
Tryon Youth Center raffle drawing August 28 The Tryon Youth Center time the $25,000 cash prize raffle drawing will be Satur- will be awarded. Raffle officials say they day, August 28 at 2 p.m. at the Tryon Youth Center. At this have not yet reached the 400 TDBPROMO - page 28
mark. Ticket sales support the Tryon Youth Center. – article submitted
Letter to the Editor
I’ve been thinking about people working to help each other out To the Editor: Although some recent “parties” are getting a lot of attention, I am glad I was not invited. Instead of coming up with constructive, compassionate solutions to help people in need, they are mostly stirring up unrest. I’ve been thinking about concrete solutions that we, the people, can effect to alleviate our growing concerns. I learned one of the most effective keys to survival lies within the strength of the community when I interviewed 100 people who survived the Great Depression for a multi-media project called “Personal Legacies: Surviving the Great Depression”. To make it through the hard times, families moved in with one another and neighbors shared what they had and looked out for one another. Recognizing that they were all in the same boat, people of all cultures and backgrounds worked together to survive. As a participant and facilitator in the Fetzer Institute’s Campaign for Love & Forgiveness for the past four years, I have become keenly aware of how interrelated love and forgiveness are with compassion. The Institute believes that “the critical issues in the world can best be served by integrating the inner life of the mind and spirit with the outer life of action and service to the world.” That reminded me of the oldfashioned custom of barn raising. In early rural America, community barn raisings were part of a social framework based on interdependence. In response to individual or community need, neighbors would help newcomers construct the frame and rafters for a barn or volunteer to rebuild those structures destroyed by fire or other disasters. Although it is still practiced in Amish and Mennonite cultures today, similar concepts have roots in several cultures around the world.
portion of the weight, he becomes a “hero” as he lightens the load for the others. In parts of Indonesia and Malaysia, Gotong royong, refers to one of the core tenets of Indonesian philosophy: the cooperation among many toward a shared goal.Flute Volunteerism a significant and ispiano cultural value in Javanese culture music parties, where there isfor a greater respect for thosegallery who contribute to the openings,general village welfare than for those who weddings andwealth. other accumulate material Naffīr is theoccasions. Arabic word used special in parts of Sudan and the Middle East to describe the gathering of Barbara Tilly family members and neighbors for Flute a particular task such as building a house828-859-6568 or providing help during the harvest in the village. The Cherokee word, ga-du-gi, Pam McNeil means working together toward a Piano common goal to benefit all of the 828-859-6049 Cherokee People. Some examples are building the community coun-
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