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Tryon Daily Bulletin

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Vol. 83 / No. 217

Tryon, N.C. 28782

Monday, December 13, 2010

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ones during holidays Hospice Tree of Life ceremony tomorrow

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. - noon. Saluda Center, Monday activities include Line Dancing at 12:30 p.m. For more information visit Saluda.com. 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 - 1 p.m.; food, fellowship and discussion of relevant issues; interdenominational. 859-5051. Chess Club, Mondays, 12:30 p.m., recreation room, LaurelHurst Apartments, Columbus. Open to anyone in community. 894-3336. Western Carolinas Classic Radio Club meets Monday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. in Studio 118 at ICC Polk Campus. Grand Central Station “Miracle for Christmas.” The Winter Jazz Series follows around 3:10 p.m. featuring Harry James. Everyone welcome. Free. Polk County Tourism Ad(Continued on page 2)

Angel Mooney (on the right) and her mother Vicki Haynes collect their ornament at last year's Hospice of the Carolina Foothills’ Tree of Life celebration. This year's celebration takes place Tuesday, Dec. 14 from 5–6 p.m. at the Hospice House in Landrum. For the 11th year, folks will come together to remember and honor loved ones far and near. The community is invited to observe this tradition: lighting the Tree of Life, adorned with special ornaments hand-inscribed with the names of loved ones. The evening will also include special music by the Chapman High School Chamber Singers, caroling, and homemade treats. (photo submitted)

Polk adult day care facility now open Facility licensed for 24 participants by Leah Justice

Local caregivers of elderly loved ones have a new resource for help. Life Care Polk County, a new adult day care facility located in the Don and Betsy Freeman building on Carmel Drive in Columbus, opened last Thursday.

“This has really been exciting branching off in Polk County,” said Life Care Polk County Program Director Christy Beddingfield. “This has been the only adult day care that we’ve known of that has been a cooperative effort with a county and that’s something to be proud of.” The center opened last Thursday, Dec. 9, with six participants. Two participants were there on

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Friday morning, and more were expected in the afternoon. Participant Carolyn Outlaw said she is having a really good time and the staff is wonderful. “I’ve got nothing but good things to say,” Outlaw said as she painted a Christmas tree ornament to hang on the tree. Participants at the center can (Continued on page 3)


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visory Board Monday, Dec. 13, 5 p.m. First Peak Visitor Center, Columbus. 828-894-2324. Al Anon: Green Creek meets at the Green Creek Community Center Mondays, 6 p.m., 828817-6675. Male Anger Management Intervention/Education Program, Mondays, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Green Greek Community Center Christian Wisdom Circle for friends and families of alcoholics/addicts, Monday 7:15 p.m. 828-817-6675. Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays, 8 p.m., Columbus Presbyterian Church.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Tuesdays, Ozone Drive and Hwy. 176, Saluda, 7 a.m. - 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. The Meeting Place Senior Center Tuesday activities in-

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clude 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 Center, Bridge, Tuesdays, 10 a.m., chair exercise, 2:30 p.m. 828-749-9245. For more activities, email saludaseniorcenter@tds.net or visit www. saluda.com. Polk County Library, Preschool Storytime, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Free. All area children and caregivers welcome. Caregiver must remain with child. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba exercise classes Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., in gym. Cracker Barrel, 1 p.m. Tuesdays, conference room, Congregational Church. Hospice of the Carolina Foothills’ annual Tree of Life Celebration will be held Tuesday, Dec. 14 from 5-6 p.m. at the Smith Phayer Hospice House in Landrum. Contact Diane Nelson at 828-894-7000 or 800-6177132 or dnelson@hocf.org. 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.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Wednesdays, Fire Department in Green Creek, 7 a.m. - 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 Center, Wednesday activities, Trash Train, dominoes game, 10 a.m., gentle Yin yoga 12:30 p.m. 828-749-9245. Tryon Kiwanis Club meets Wednesdays, noon, Congregational Church, 210 Melrose Ave.,

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Cloudy Mostly sunny Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with no chance of rain. High 31, low 17. Thursday’s weather was: High 43, low 26, no rain.

Tryon. Parkinson’s Support Group, third Wednesday each month, 1:30 p.m., large meeting room at Landrum Library, 864-457-2824. All welcome. Male Anger Management Intervention/Education Program, Wednesdays, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Thursdays, 7 a.m. - noon, old Searcy Mill parking lot, Hwy. 108, Columbus. Thursday Men’s Prayer Breakfast meeting Dec. 16, 8 a.m. at T.J’s Cafe, 456 S. Trade St., Tryon. NCDMV Driver’s License van, three Thursdays this month, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in front of Columbus Post Office. Check www.ncdot.gov/dmv/office_locations for schedule. This month, Dec. 9, 16, 23. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Thursday activities include ceramics, 9:30 a.m. 828894-0001. Saluda Center, Thursday activities: knitting group, 9:30 a.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. Saluda Public Library, Bouncing Babies and Toddlers in Tow, Thursdays, 10 a.m. Landrum Library, Lap Babies, Thursdays, 10 a.m.; storytime, 10:30 a.m. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba exercise classes Thursdays, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., in gym.

Rotary Club of Tryon, meets every Thursday at noon at Tryon Presbyterian Church on Harmon Field Road. 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). 828-894-5098. Landrum Lions Club will hold regular and board meeting Thursday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Depot. 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., Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 150 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Alcoholics Anonymous, Thursdays, 8 p.m., CooperRiis, Mill Spring. 828-859-7099.


The Meeting Place Senior Center Friday activities include Movie Matinee, 10 a.m. Bingo, 12:30 p.m. 828-8940001. Saluda Center Friday events: chair exercise, 10 a.m.; Game Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Seniors on Sobriety (SOS) AA Meeting, Fridays at noon, Polk County Chamber of Commerce Building, 2753 Lynn Rd. (Hwy 108), Tryon. 828-8940293. 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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Carolyn Outlaw makes an ornament at Life Care Polk County, the new adult day care facility in the Don and Betsy Freeman building on Carmel Drive in Columbus. The center opened Thursday, Dec. 9. (photo by Leah Justice).

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take part in a variety of activities, including crafts, personal care, singing, devotion, cooking, pet therapy and, during the warmer months, gardening. The center feeds participants a light breakfast, lunch catered by the adjacent Meeting Place Senior Center and a light afternoon snack. Life Care Polk County also gives participants showers and medication. “It’s wonderful,” Beddingfield said. “We try to keep them busy all day.” The staff currently includes Beddingfield, RN Kristen Bullman, LPN Sherrie Beam, direct care staff Louise Deyton and parttime social worker Kim Cole. Volunteers also help at the center. The center has not yet begun hiring as it is currently going through a trial opening. Currently 16 participants are enrolled, with some beginning now and others set to begin after the holidays. Life Care Polk County is licensed for 24 participants per day, but can enroll more than 24, because some participants come only on certain days of the week. After several years of discussing the need for adult day care services in Polk County, commissioners contracted with Rutherford Life Services last year to run the

center. Rutherford Life Services has a sister adult day center in Rutherford County. The organization has been providing services for disabled participants for more than

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place loved ones in nursing homes who do not wish to go. (continued from page 3) Beddingfield said the opening 40 years and has run adult day care of the center was made possible by many people, including Betsy centers for the past 10 years. Life Care Polk County will take Freeman, the Polk County Board both ambulatory and non-ambula- of Commissioners, Polk County tory participants with both physical Manager Ryan Whitson, the Polk and mental disabilities, including County Department of Social Services, Meetdementia and ing Place DirecAlzheimer’s pa“This has been the only tor Pam Doty tients. The center is equipped adult day care that we’ve and the Cannon Foundation and w i t h l o c k e d known of that has been Janirve Foundadoors and gates tion, which gave a n d t r a i n e d a cooperative effort with grants to fund staff to handle a county and that’s the furniture, needed medisomething to be proud of.” outdoor gazebo cal care. Bed-- Life Care Polk County Program and swings. dingfield said if Director Christy Beddingfield Beddingfield people are not said since the bedridden, they center opened last Thursday, she’s probably qualify. The center takes private pay already seen caregivers get the and long term care insurance relief they need. “It’s good to see because we fipayments, and some Medicaid programs will cover the costs of nally see caregivers take a breath,” adult day care. Rutherford Life she said. According to the National AlServices and a Polk County group zheimer’s Association, 40 percent also have grants and donated funds to help participants who need the of caregivers will die before the Alzheimer's patient does. service but cannot afford it. The center is open Monday “In the 10 years the center has been open in Rutherford County, through Friday from 7:30 a.m. we’ve never turned anyone down,” 5:30 p.m. Anyone interested in Beddingfield said. “We try to find the service is urged to call 828894-2007. a way.” The staff said they are happy Beddingfield said she can’t say enough about all the people who to come to homes or organizahelped Polk County create a center tions to meet with Polk residents that would provide a service to and tell about the programs and prevent caregivers from having to how to get involved.

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Harmon Field considers earlier daily closing time Meetings temporarily changed to first Monday of each month by Leah Justice

Harmon Field officials discussed the possibility of closing the park earlier during their most recent meeting. Options on the table include closing the park at 10 p.m. instead


of the current 11 p.m. Harmon Field Parks and Recreation Supervisor George Alley said the park has historically had issues with vandalism, with the vast majority of incidents occurring at night. He said he’d love to see the park close even earlier than 10 p.m., but recognizes there are people who like to walk after dark, especially in the summer months.

Harmon Field stayed open 24 hours a day, seven days a week until recent years when vandalism caused the Harmon Field board to approve closing the park at night effective Dec. 1, 2007. The board considered at that time installing surveillance cameras to protect against vandalism. Alley said closing the park earlier would hopefully cut down further on vandalism and inappropriate activity, as well as make it easier for


police to patrol the park. The Harmon Field Board of Supervisors may also consider making the park a non-smoking facility. The Harmon Field Board of Supervisors currently meets on the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Harmon Field cabin. The meetings will return to the regular schedule of the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. sometime next year.

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O.P. Earle introduces Community Arts Evenings First event Dec. 14 to feature glass works by Jerry Pospisil O.P. Earle Elementary is pleased to announced a new project, Community Arts Evenings, a continuing Artists in Residence program funded by a $6,000 grant from the Polk County Community Foundation Mary F. Kessler Fund. Cindy Riddle, art educator

at O.P. Earle wrote the grant for Spartanburg District One and will be overseeing the pilot project at the school. The first Community Arts Evening will be held in the Principal’s Art Gallery on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010 at 5 p.m. and will feature fused glass by artist in residence Jerry Pospisil. Student work, art work created by school faculty and staff and glass work by Pospisil will be featured.

Landrum man charged with felony child abuse A Landrum man accused of kicking and punching a three-year-old girl has been arrested on charges of felony child abuse. Antonio Jemal Rogers, 21, of 700 S. Randolph Ave., Apt. C-1, was arrested on Wednesday, Dec. 8. A Landrum Police Department report said that the three-year-old girl's grandmother took her to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center

after finding her with bruises on her face on Dec. 1. The report said the grandmother was concerned about the child, who stayed in Rogers' care from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday while the child's mother worked. Rogers remained at the Spartanburg County Detention Center on Thursday night, on a $25,000 bond.

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Letter to the Editor

Lower taxes, let people decide how to invest money To the Editor: I agreed with your editorial headline “Gimme some greed,” over Conversations from Birdland on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2010, but I did not think much of the conversation that followed. I thought I might add my thoughts to the conversation. The United States has become not only the richest per capita nation in the world and also the most caring. It all came about from our creativity, which helped to produced our wealth. Even with our temporary downturn, our gross domestic product exceeds any other country in the world. Wealth and creativity are intertwined. Facebook, would still be a college plaything, without someone willing to take a long shot chance. Their’s paid off. Consider, where the world would be, without the product

and services that have been developed here in the last 30 years, and it continues exponentially. Self interest is in mans’ nature. Originally, that is how we survived and grew. We now, after we have provided for ourselves, and motivated by self interest, develop new enterprises to provide products and services for others. We make money, sometimes to support ourselves and our family. Sometimes, we make lots and lots of it. When we have satisfied our own needs, we invest the surplus in new ideas or in the stock and bond markets in old ideas, which makes more money, which is invested, and the process is repeated. Therefore, it is not “obvious that in the hands of the few, there is less to go into the hands of the many”; as Mr. Weathington would have it. The history of our country proves it. It is not that wealth creates the phenomenon that breeds a “class” mentality, it is the political message given out on tax issues and anti Republican Presidential Candidates.


Our community proves it. We heads of companies, we think have wide disparities of wealth must be cheating us in some in this community, but I have way. Sorry, but the US Supreme yet to hear or feel a “class mentality” here, other than from Court did not “endorse the right for the rich to spend this “Conservation”. The Phoenicians, Chinese, unlimited amounts of money Venetians, in ancient times, on election contributions”. the Dutch and English, in more Candidate contribution restricmodern times, all found great tions, by individuals, continue success in trade, each building to apply. “Conservatives are still on the labor of others; as did the United States, a country beating the drum that lowering that covered a continent, and taxes will grow the economy imported cheap labor from the and lower the national debt” because it works. We need to world. The dot.com world would cut spending, but only more not have been created, without growth in revenue will get us the widget production from, back on track. It worked for originally Singapore and Japan Kennedy, Reagan and George and, later all Asia, creating W. Bush. Look what government “stimulus” spending has wealth for all. Management of relative done, the deficit has moved wealth has always been sticky, from billions to trillions, and recently, it has been acerbated will continue higher, with by the fall, in the value of the the drop in the value of the dollar. Millionaires of yester- dollar. “And finally”, the best day are now billionaires. It’s not that they have more wealth. thing we can do for the poor is Like democracy, individual get the economy moving again market value, is not perfect, We can do this by lowering but it is the best we have found. taxes and letting the people It’s Interesting, that we seem to decide how to spend and invest ignore movie and sports stars, their own money. — Jack Black who make lots 1605 of money, but Asheville Hwy. Hendersonville


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St. Luke’s honors volunteers for 1,250 hours of service PuPn-023721

Holiday Sale • Sat., Dec. 18 2x2 10/12Carved Santas and Folk Art Carvings Hand PuPn-023721 also visit Antique Santa Collection

B.J. Precourt 2125 Whiteside Rd., Mill Spring • 894-3910 also Little Mountain Pottery Holiday Kiln Opening 6372 Peniel Rd., Columbus, NC

The St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary is often recognized for the countless hours rendered by its volunteers – its members put in tens of thousands of hours each year. Recently, volunteers reaching milestones of service were recognized with certificates, pins and roses. Those honored for 1,250 hours of service were: Alicia Ellis and Elizabeth Beam. Not pictured: Robert Martlock, Bob Nelson. (photo submitted)

Tryon Elementary honor roll

Breastfeeding 2x2 Class 12/13

The second six weeks A and A/B honor roll for Tryon Elementary School is as follows:


Tuesday, December 16, 2010 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Norris Biggs Conference Room at Rutherford Hospital

To register, call Lucy Calhoun at (828) 286-5065 Please also call Lucy for a personal tour of The Birth Place at Rutherford Hospital, or visit us online to take a virtual tour. www.MyRutherfordHospital.com/WomensServices

Third Grade A: Kells Ballentine, Hannah Byars, Nicholas Capozzi, Carolina Castillo-Ibarra, Jacob Grigg, Emma Hay, Grayson Jones, Gracelyn Lance, Ava Marino, Parker McCool, Smith Metcalf, Alea Morgan, Hope Patterson, Angela Price, Nicola RoundtreeWilliams, Haley Snyder, Sydney Waldman, Jonathan Wooten. A/B: Alexandria Anderson, Alyssa Arledge, Zakkiyah Austin, Grace Basye, Eric Bishop, Kaya Bishop, Cindy Chavez, Chase Constance, Jacob Geer, Aaleiyah Gonzalez, Caleb Gosnell, Jacqueline Hernandez-Vargas, James Hipp, Samantha Lockamy, Alan Mejia, Sydney Metcalf, Tyler Muse, Samuel Nelson, Carolina Nevarez, Malakhi Nodine, Sarah Nonamaker, Fermin Oviedo, Karen Ramirez, Breanna Reid, Alan Roman, Maira Roman, Mireya Roman, Misael RomanRamirez, Daniela Santibanez, Noah Simmons, Qualon Sutton,

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James Tipton, Jerry Tyner. Fourth Grade A: Reese Alley, Izabella Jackson, Bailey Lowman, Aislin Salerno, Morgan Stott. A/B: Isabella Bowen, Mervin Graber, Ashlyn Green, Keenan Harmon, Grace Ingham, Samuel Korzelius, Taylor Newton, Jilianna Robbins, Jillian Snyder, Anna Stratman, Dustin Walker, Jeffrey Weaver, Kinslee Wright. Fifth Grade A: Abigail Amato, Drew Bailey, Philip Burney, Rachel Childers, Noah Fraizer, Kendall Hall, Caitlin Hay, Dietrich Jackson, Sara McCown, Jared Wolfe. A/B: Frederick Burney, Zachary Byars, Alexander Charping, Julia Dunn, Elijah Edwards, Hannah Emory, Madison Fagan, Weston Fisher, Andrew Gregory, Amber Hall, Kyle Hopkins, Tyler James, Paige Klie, John Kornmayer, Isabella Marino, Carson Marshall, Liam Oder, Holden Owens, Isaac Smith, Rachel Stechschulte. – article submitted

Monday, December 13, 2010



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Tr yon Supermarket

370 S. Trade Street, 828-859-9245


12-Pack 12-Oz. Cans

Pepsi Cola Products

Wednesday Only With Coupon MUST BE 55 OR OLDER



USA, Sweet & Tasty

Red Seedless Grapes

Great Buy!



48-Oz. Bottle, Asst.


Boneless Standing Rib Roast

Wesson Cooking Oil................


USA, 10-Lb. Bag, Better Valu



Sweet Seedless Navel Oranges

Whole Boneless

Beef Ribeye Steak Loins




USA, 3-Lb. Bag, Better Valu

Zesty Medium Yellow Onions ....

Charmin Ultra Bath Tissue


All Purpose Russet Potatoes... USA, 8-Lb. Bag




Hanover Cut Green Bean............


Bounty Paper Towels



USA, 3-Lb. Bag



Ribeye Steaks

6.98 8.98 Fillet Mignon Steaks

Assorted Varieties



Peeled Knuckles



USA, 5-Lb. Bag

Fresh Florida Red Grapefruit......

11.98 2.58 John Morell

IFGA Foam Plates.................. 10.5 To 11-Oz. Assorted

Locally Grown Apples Lb.




Assorted Sizes

Spiral Sliced Turkey, Ducks, Baking Hens, Smoked Goose, Hams




Tenderloin Butts


2-Huge Select A Size Or White Rolls

Sweet Sunburst Tangerines Boneless


Lays Potato Chips Buy One Get One



59-Oz. Pure Premium

2.98 Land O Lakes $ Butter............................. 2 5 Kraft Philadelphia /$ Cream Cheese..............4 5

Tropicana Orange Juice ............... 16-Oz., Asst.

5-Lb. Bag

White Lily Flour

Free 1.48 32-Oz.

5.98 /$ .......................2 4 ...........................98

Edward’s Pecan Pie.................... 2-Count

Pet Ritz Pie Crust

1.58 Hometown Owned • Hometown Operated • Hometown Proud Or R C Hens While Supplies Last! Lb.


MONDAY, December 13 THRU SUNDAY, December 19, 2010. We Reserve The Right To Limit Quantities And Correct Typographical Errors. No Sales To Dealers. We Welcome Vouchers And Federal Food Stamps.




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8-Oz. Assorted

Cool Whip Topping




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


FOR SALE: 2000 Lexus RX 300 SUV|V6 automatic. 2WD traction control, tow package. New tires brakes, water pump timing belt, serpentine belt. 4-wheel alignment, turned rotors, mass air flow sensor. Needs nothing, drive anywhere. 170k miles. $7500 OBO. Call 828-8170706 any time.

CHRISTMAS GIFTS available at Merle Norman/Salon Rachelle - Moroccanoil, Zaya nail treatment and polish sets, make-up mirrors, perfume and jewelry plus gift certificates for products or services. 828-859-5299.

EMPLOYMENT MILL SPRING, NC: P/T Dishwasher needed ASAP. $8.75/hour, 10-15 hours/week. Typically Fri/Sat/Sun 2:30-7:30pm. A background check will be run. Reliability is a must. Please submit inquiries via e-mail to hr@cooperriis.org, or phone at 828-894-7138. NOW HIRING CNAS, 1st shift. BAYADA NURSES. Please contact 828-6961900. NURSE PRACTITIONER needed at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, full-time. The nurse practitioner will provide palliative care services for individualized symptom management and quality of life issues in a variety of settings including hospice home visits, skilled nursing facilities, our 12-bed inpatient hospice facility, and will work closely with the Medical Director. Must be certified as family, geriatric, or adult nurse practitioner. Minimum of 2 years experience as nurse practitioner, preferably in palliative, geriatrics, or end of life care. For more information, please contact Missy Tary at 828-894-7000,or submit a resume C.V. by fax to 828-8942254 or by mail to mtary@hocf.org, or to see additional details go to our website: www.hocf.org. EOE Physician needed at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, part-time to full-time. The physician will provide palliative care services for individualized symptom management and quality of life issues in a variety of settings including hospice home visits, skilled nursing facilities, our 12-bed in patient hospice facility, and will work closely with the Medical Director. Must be eligible to apply for or possess a current and unrestricted medical license in North Carolina and South Carolina, minimum of three years experience in medical practice, hospice and palliative medicine experience and board certification in hospice and palliative medicine preferred. For more information, please contact Missy Tary at 828-894-7000, or submit a resume C.V. by fax or 828-8942254 or by email to mtary@hocf.org, or to see additional details go to our website: www.hocf.org. EOE.

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Lichty winner of Made in the South awards Lichty Guitars announces that Jay Lichty of Tryon takes top honors as this year’s overall Made in the South Awards winner for his handcrafted guitars and ukuleles. This recognition comes to former homebuilder and carpenter just a little over a year after leaving the construction industry behind and starting his business, Lichty Guitars. “Garden & Gun Magazine” launched the Made in the South Awards program this year to celebrate the rich cultural tradition of craft, design and ingenuity in small, Southern-based businesses. “The awards are about people who are making things that have character, integrity, a great story and, most importantly, Southern style – traits that are truly embodied by our selections,” said G & G Editor-in-chief Sid Evans. Lichty Guitars was chosen as the winner from hundreds of entries. Friend, mentor and worldclass luthier and musician Wayne Henderson was by Lichty’s side as he built his first guitar and has seen and played many Lichtys since. “I am proud to say I taught Jay to build his first guitar,” said Henderson. Since that time Lichty has crafted dozens of instruments and several top performing musicians (Continued on page 13)

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Letter to the Editor

Bible week ignored To the Editor: An event that slipped by recently with no mainstream media coverage was National Bible Week. This has been celebrated during Thanksgiving week every year since 1941. President Roosevelt hosted celebratory events at the White House, and NBC radio network scheduled a national radio broadcast for Dec. 7. This broadcast was interrupted with news of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The network executives asked National Bible leaders to continue reading from the Bible throughout the day, in between reports of the attack. The president of the United States is the honorary chairman of National Bible Week, and he usually issues a message. President Ronald Reagan proclaimed 1983 the Year of the Bible. President George H. W. Bush declared 1990 to be the International Year of Bible Reading. President Bill Clinton delivered a proclamation

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concerning National Bible Week. President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush were honorary co-chairs in 2008. Sadly, this president chose not to participate in National Bible Week. In August, he celebrated Ramadan by hosting a banquet in the State Dining Room of the White House, highlighting the contributions of America Muslims. I would have liked to have seen him give at least equal time to National Bible Week. He also issued a proclamation that declared Nov. 19-25 to be National Farm-City Week. A typical Bible Week proclamation recognizes the Bible as the “foundational document of the Judeo-Christian principles upon which our nation was founded” and “a constant source of moral and spiritual guidance for Americans throughout our history” -- a book with significant influence on the country’s art, literature, music and laws. I will never forget one incident when I was a child, sitting in a Wednesday evening service at our small country church. The pastor turned out all the lights

and said, “What would happen if we Christians suddenly had this book that we cherish so much taken away from us? Would we have enough of the word in our hearts to sustain us?” He then had us stand up, one by one, in the dark, and quote a verse or verses we had memorized. As more and more of our rights and privileges as Christians are being taken from us, let us not forget to cherish the Bible, the word of God, not on our coffee tables, but in our hearts. “So the hammers of infidels have been pecking away at this Book for ages, but the hammers are worn out, and the anvil still endures. If this Book had not been the Book of God, men would have destroyed it long ago. Emperors and popes, kings and priests, princes and rulers, have all tried their hand at it; they die and the Book still lives.” H. L. Hastings Tommy and I would like to extend warm wishes to you and your family this blessed season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you! -- Tina Melton

Red Horse Inn to host Christmas After Hours December 14 The Christmas Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 14, at The Red Horse Inn, located at 45 Winstons Chase Ct. in Campobello. The event will be cosponsored by Costco and Little Mountain Pottery. The Red Horse Inn, which has a main house and six cottages, has been awarded the “Best Honeymoon or Anniversary Getaway” by “Inn Traveler Magazine,” one of the best romantic inns by American Historic Inns, I LoveInns.

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play custom Lichty guitars. These include Tom and Mike Gossin (top country band Gloriana), Doug Lancio (Nashville producer and lead guitarist for John Hiatt and Patty Griffin), Jody Porter (Fountains of

com, and BedAndBreakfast. com, and is also a distinguished member of the “Diamond Collection” of BedAndBreakfast.com, and recipient of the 2009 “Best of B&B’s in South Carolina” by UpTake.com. All chamber members and prospective members are welcome to attend. RSVP is required by Monday, Dec. 13 at 5 p.m. Remember to bring your business cards for networking, and feel free to donate a door prize from your business.

Call the chamber at 828-8596236 to make your reservations. Directions: From the junction of routes 14 and 11, go south one mile on Route 11 to Tugaloo Road. Turn left onto Tugaloo Road. Go one mile to N. Campbell Road. Turn left onto N. Campbell Road. Watch for the blue street sign on the left for Winstons Chase Court. Turn left onto Winstons Chase Court and follow the signs to the inn. Carpooling is recommended. – article submitted

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The Spartanburg Little Theatre’s Next Stages and Hub-Bub team up for a reprise of “The Eight: Reindeer Monologues” on Dec. 16, 17 and 18 at 8 p.m. at The Showroom at Hub-Bub. Written by Jeff Goode, this deliciously dark Christmas comedy is the perfect antidote for those overwhelmed by the relentless cheeriness of the holiday season. Scandal erupts at the North Pole when one of Santa’s eight tiny reindeer accuses him of sexual harassment. As mass media descends upon the event, the other members of the sleigh team demand to share their perspectives, and a horrific tale of corruption and perversion emerges, which seems to implicate everyone from the littlest elf

to the tainted Saint himself. With each deer’s 1c confession, the truth x 5.5in behind the shocking allegations becomes clearer and clearer ... and murkier and murkier. An adult comedy with adult language and crude humor, “The Eight: Reindeer Monologues” is not meant for those under the age of 17. “This one’s definitely for the adults,” Spartanburg Little Theatre’s Executive Artistic Director Jay Coffman says. “But for those who aren’t easily offended and are looking for some untraditional Christmas fare, ‘Reindeer Monologues’ is going to be the place to be.” Characters range from the flamboyant Cupid and the hardcore feminist Blitzen, to the red-

neck Comet and the vamp Vixen, each with their own perspective on Santa, the allegations against him and the true meaning of Christmas. The audiences for previous collaborations between Next Stages and Hub-Bub, including “The Eight: Reindeer Monologues,” “The Santaland Diaries” and “Gutenberg! The Musical!” have been standing room only, so purchase your tickets ahead of time. Seating is limited at The Showroom. Tickets are available by calling the Hub-Bub at 864-582-0056, or may be ordered online at www. hub-bub.com or purchased in person at 149 S. Daniel Morgan Ave in Downtown Spartanburg. – article submitted

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revelatory postcards. The PostSecret exhibition tour was organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC, in cooperation with Frank Warren, the project’s originator. The Artists’ Guild Gallery, 200 East St. John Street, hosts “Shop for the Season,” an opportunity to purchase works from the artists’ guild members. The sale includes cards, jewelry, photography, paintings, drawings, ceramics and sculpture. Blues Boulevard Jazz, 99 S. Church Street, is showing paintings by well-known Spartanburg artist Betty Bramlett. MYST, 154 West Main St., is holding an artist’s reception from 6 9 p.m., for Jane Allen Nodine’s “Recent Encaustic Paintings.” Nodine’s body of image-based work parallels an abstract series of patterns and textures inspired by nature. Carolina Gallery, 145 West Main Street, is holding an artist’s reception from 6 - 9 p.m., for Linda Hyatt Cancel, who has created a Santa

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It’s time to revisit Art Walk Spartanburg on Thursday, Dec. 16 from 5 - 9 p.m. Visitors can begin at any point on this self-guided stroll, using the map available at each gallery. Alicia Mack is joining Christine McMakin in the newly christened M & M Studios, located at 174 East Main Street in the old Bishop Furniture Building. Balancing functional ware with sculpture, they are offering an array of wheel thrown and hand built pottery. Gallery 155, at 155 East Broad Street, is opening a new exhibition titled “Quiet Lives.” Rather than focus on historically noteworthy subjects, Converse College curatorial intern Venda Ballard has chosen a selection of portraits from the Johnson Collection that portray ordinary people from all walks of life. This gallery is open only on the night of Art Walk, from 6 - 9 p.m. Spartanburg Art Museum, 200 East St. John Street, is exhibiting “PostSecret: Pop Culture Phenomenon,” featuring more than 400

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