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Tryon Daily Bulletin

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Vol. 84 / No. 51

Tryon, N.C. 28782

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Tuesdays, Ozone Drive and Hwy. 176, Saluda. 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” is a weekly informal social group open to women coping with loss. The group meets at 9 a.m. at TJ’s Cafe in Tryon and is open to newcomers. For more information, contact Shannon Slater at 828-894-7000 or 800617-7132 or Saluda Center, Tuesdays, chair exercise, 9 a.m. Bridge, 10 a.m., 828-749-9245. For more activities, e-mail or visit 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. American Legion Aux. will have a meeting on Tuesday, April 12 at 10 a.m. at the American Legion Post on (Continued on page 2)

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office busted an indoor marijuana grow operation on King Laughter Road in Sunny View last Friday, April 8. The sheriff’s office seized more than 9 pounds of plants estimated between 4 and 5 feet in height. No one had been charged as of midday Monday, April 11. (photo submitted)

Feeding a healthier future: SmartStart by Samantha Hurst

Kids attending Country Bear Day School in Columbus didn’t scrunch their noses or scowl when their turkey and cheese sandwiches began arriving on wheat instead of white bread. The preschoolers even smiled recently when they took heaping bites of broccoli, said director Pam Jolley. “I think more and feel better about what we are feeding them,” Jolley said about Country Bear’s participation in the Rutherford/Polk

Smart Start NAP SACC program. Smart Start initiated the Nutrition and Physical Activity SelfAssessment for Child Care (NAP SACC) project in one Polk County and five Rutherford County childcare facilities last summer. Country Bear Day School in Columbus began the program in July 2010 with 30 Polk County children, ages 2-5, benefiting from the project. Smart Start Director Cathy Bowers said the idea targets in-

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creasing physical activity and improving nutrition among kids before they reach elementary school. In recent years there has been a big push to reduce childhood obesity at the elementary level, but Bowers said by then kids have developed poor, deep-rooted habits. “With a 15.6 percent obesity rate in Polk County children before they’re even old enough to attend school, we feel it is extremely important not to wait until they’re (Continued on page 3)


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Depot Street, Tryon. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. LIFECare of Polk County/ Adult Day Health Care provides services Monday - Friday. Pet therapy is scheduled every Tuesday. An opportunity for participants to interact with a trained pet therapy dog in a safe and meaningful environment. Call 828-894-2007 for more info. 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 class, Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., in gym. Cracker Barrel, 1 p.m. Tuesdays, conference room, Congregational Church. Guided wildflower identification walks, Tuesday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. beginning March 29 - April 26. On April12, Jenny Lellinger will focus on the ferns in Pearson’s Falls. Walks will be held at Pearson’s Falls. Contact Tryon Garden Club at 828-817-0382 for info. Teen Character/Skills Building Group, Tuesdays 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Polk County Zoning Board

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of Adjustment meeting, Tuesday, April 12 at 4 p.m., Bryant Womack Justice & Administration Center, 40 Courthouse Street, Columbus. Tryon Parks Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 12 at 4 p.m. at Tryon Town Hall, McCown Room. Contact: John Vining, 828-894-8218. 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. Carolina Camera Club meeting, Tuesday, April 12, 6:30 p.m., at Isothermal Community College (ICC). The club meets on the second Tuesday of each month, except for July and August. For questions about the meeting or the club, contact Don Wilson, Thermal Belt Friendship Council meeting, second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Roseland Community Center.


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. - 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. Bookmobile ‘open house’ to celebrate National Bookmobile Day. Wednesday, April 13 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Polk County Public Library parking lot. Tryon Kiwanis Club meets Wednesdays, noon, Congregational Church, 210 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Female Anger Management/ Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Wednesdays 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340.

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Male Anger Management/ Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Wednesdays, 5 - 6:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Social media course, at Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce, 2753 Lynn Rd. #A, in Tryon. Learn to use Facebook, Twitter, etc... to promote your business. Wednesday, April 13 from 6 - 9 p.m.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Thursdays, 7 a.m. - noon, old Searcy Mill parking lot, Hwy. 108, Columbus. Saluda Center, Thursday activities: knitting group, 9:30 a.m.; gentle Yin Yoga, 5:30 p.m.; Saluda Center. 828-749-9245. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Thursday activities include ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; art class, 10 a.m., bingo or movie, 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. Landrum Library, Lap Babies, Thursdays, 10 a.m.; storytime, 10:30 a.m. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. Saluda Public Library, Bouncing Babies and Toddlers in Tow, Thursdays, 10 a.m. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba exercise class, Tuesdays and 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. Green Blades Garden Club will meet Thursday, April 14 at 1:30 p.m. at the home of Barbara Clegg. The featured speaker, Walter Hoover, will lecture on native irises. Inform co-hostesses Nancy McGarra, Lynette Conrad or Susie Hursey if you cannot attend. Landrum Garden Club will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 14 at the home of Gladys Provan. Charlotte Hamrick is in charge of the program. Tryon Planning & Adjustment Board’s next meeting will be Thursday, April 14 at 3 p.m. at the Tryon Fire Department. For information or special accommodations, contact Town Clerk at 828-859-6655. Spring book sale, sponsored by Friends of the Polk County Public Library. Preview night for Friends of the Library Thursday, April 14 from 4 - 7 p.m. Open to general public Friday, April 15 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 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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Billy Booker and others in the 3- and 4-year-olds class at Country Bear Day School in Columbus enjoy a meal of chicken nuggets, broccoli, bananas and milk. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

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school-age to start working on better nutrition and increased physical activity,” Bowers said. Through NAP SACC, health specialist Karen Powell works with the centers to create obtainable goals. Jolley said she was surprised to see how well even her younger kids took to the new foods. “The cauliflower they looked at kind of funny at first but they love the broccoli,” Jolley said. “It’s a great program. The kids are getting to see a variety of foods – more fresh vegetables.” Kids attending Country Bear have tried broccoli and cauliflower and now also drink 2-percent milk instead of whole. Powell said she has noticed a reduction in the number of servings of juice during the week. She said while these seem like healthy options, juices often contain exorbitant amounts of sugar. Powell

suggests offering water or milk instead. But even milk presents an issue. Powell said many childcare providers and parents opt for giving whole milk to kids. She said once a kid is past the age of 2, whole milk should be replaced with less fattening versions such as 1 or 2 percent. With the first year of the project 3/4 of the way completed, Bowers said she’s been amazed by the positive feedback. “We initially had apprehensions on how well the teachers would cooperate and ‘be invested’ in making necessary changes,” Bowers said. “We’re elated that in the participating center in Polk County and the five centers in the project in Rutherford County, all the directors and teachers have shown overwhelming support of the project. They realize the important part they can play in preventing and reducing the obesity rate in young children.” Powell doesn’t expect the centers to meet their goals alone. She (Continued on page 4)


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Noelle Searcy serves a second helping of broccoli to Braelyn Bailey in the 3- and 4-year-olds class at Country Bear Day School in Columbus. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

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sits down with each one to discuss the goals and break them down into obtainable action items. She said menus present the most looming issues in these centers. Powell said all the centers must meet federal USDA guidelines for their food programs. When nutrition directors or cooks come up with menus that fit these requirements, it becomes a struggle to get them to change things up, Powell said, because they might often be afraid of missing a federal guideline. The issue arises when you realize a Pop Tart qualifies as a bread under these rules, Powell said. She’d prefer to see centers serving pancakes or Cheerios than Pop Tarts. “We want the staff to be eating what the kids are eating as well,”

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Powell said, pointing out that kids learn behaviors from the adults they are around. “We also want them to get the kids outside. They can paint outdoors or lead the kids in group activities. The main thing again is that we want teachers actually moving and participating with the kids – interaction is key.” She said it becomes difficult to convince a child to eat his or her veggies, when their daycare teacher is scarfing down a fast-food cheeseburger, or ask them to run and play tag when their teachers are sitting down chatting. Bowers said this also can’t be a one-time program. “We don’t want to do the program six months and then say, ‘Okay, you’re done and then drop efforts entirely. It’s about the follow up and building each time to (Continued on page 5)

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Marguerite Kerr Van Pelt

Marguerite Kerr Van Pelt, 101, of 70 Oak Street, Tryon, died Thursday, April 7, 2011 in White Oak Manor, Tryon. Born in Augusta County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James B. Van Pelt of Burketown, Va. Following a career in journalism and freelance writing she moved to Tryon in 1990 and has resided at White Oak Village Apartments. She was a member of Holy Cross Episcopal Church, Tryon Fine Arts Center, Painters and Sculptors of Tryon and a charter member of American Women in Radio and Television and of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She was an award-winning artist and a published author. She is survived by a brother, Nelson Van Pelt of Mussel Shoals, Ala., and several nieces and nephews scattered about the United States. Memorials may be made to Thermal Belt Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 626, Tryon, N.C. 28782. An on-line guest register may be signed at McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.


Ardis Scevil Greer

Ardis Scevil Greer, 63, died April 7, 2011 at Autumn Care in Saluda. Scevil formerly resided at 13 Canady Lane, Tryon. He was the son of the late Henry Webster and Brazail Greer. He was born June 30, 1947 in Rutherford County. Scevil leaves to cherish fond and loving memories: one brother, David (Lorie) Webster of Green Creek; one niece, Peggy Anderson of Mooresboro, N.C., and other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 4 p.m. at the St. Luke CME Church, Tryon. Cannon and Sons Mortuary, Landrum.


Lonzo Laughter

Lonzo Laughter, 65, of Mill Spring passed away Saturday evening, April 9, 2011 in Rutherford Hospital, Rutherfordton, N.C. Born in Polk County, he was the son of the late Henry Pelzy Laughter and Mary Sain Laughter. Mr. Laughter was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are his companion, Vickie Williams; his wife, Connie McFalls Laughter; four daughters, Doris Laughter of Fairview, N.C., Melinda Stevenson of Georgia, April Laughter of Lexington, N.C., and Laura Laughter of the home; one son, Chad Alonzo Laughter of Fletcher, N.C.; three


brothers, Oscar Laughter of Aberdeen, N.C., Homer Laughter of Sandy Plains and John Laughter of Mill Spring; two sisters, Mary Sevier and Linda Tucker, both of Sandy Plains; five grandchildren, Shelly, Katy, Hannah, Vanessa and Aaron. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Zack, Russell, Mack and James Laughter. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 15, 2011 in Bible Way Baptist Church, Green Creek, with Rev. Larry McGee and Rev. Warren Elliott officiating. An online guest register is available at McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.

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improve,� Bowers said. “As long as Smart Start remains in the N.C. state budget next year, we intend to offer the program to more centers each year until we have involved all that are interested,� Bowers said. With less than 14 percent of Polk County’s birth to 4–year– olds enrolled in licensed childcare centers, however, there is only so much that can be done through Smart Start. Bowers said the next challenge is to reach young children attending childcare programs outside of Polk County or who stay at home with a parent, other family member or a babysitter.


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Residents wait for their turn at the mobile DMV ofice Thursday, April 7. Thermal Belt Rotary Club members recently completed the installation of two new benches, placed in front of the Columbus post office on Ward St. These benches will provide a respite from the long lines that form when the North Carolina DMV mobile unit sets up. The benches were locally designed and installed by members of the club and Bill Crowell, owner and master ironsmith of Saluda Forge in Tryon. Several Rotarians completed the installation. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

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Polk woman arrested for pointing gun at EMS staff by Leah Justice

A Mill Spring woman was arrested over the weekend for pointing a gun at a Polk County Emergency Medical Service (EMS) employee. Laura Lee Laughter, 26, of Hattie Edwards Lane, Mill Spring was arrested and charged with assault on emergency personnel with a firearm, a felony, according to sheriff’s office reports. The sheriff’s office responded

to a fight around 9 p.m. Saturday, April 9. By the time officers arrived, the EMS worker had Laughter subdued, according to the report. EMS had responded to the home on a sick call. The report states that the subject on scene had pulled out a gun and was pointing it at EMS workers. The gun used was a .22 caliber rifle. Laughter was released after her arrest with no bond requirements.

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Polk volleyball’s Kailey Russell signs with Catawba Valley by Daniel Hecht

Polk County senior Kailey Russell recently signed a letter of intent to attend Catawba Valley Community College on a volleyball scholarship. CVCC, an NJCAA Division II school located in Hickory, competes in the Region X Carolinas/ Virginia Athletic Conference, and is well known for its powerhouse volleyball program. Lady Buccaneers head coach Shannon Hud(Continued on page 11)

Right: PCHS senior Kailey Russell signs her letter of intent to attend CVCC Friday. She is shown with her parents, Keith and Tami Russell (front), PCHS principal Aaron Greene (back left), CVCC head coach Shannon Hudson, PCHS volleyball coach Heather Claussen and PCHS athletic director Jeff Wilson. (photo by Daniel Hecht)

Polk baseball hands Madison 11-6 conference defeat by Daniel Hecht

Eleven seems to be the magic number for Polk County’s baseball team this season. The Wolverines have averaged 11 runs per game in each of their nine wins this season. During Friday evening’s visit to Marshall, it was more of the same, as Polk triumphed over conference foe Madison County 11-6. With a shortage of healthy pitchers still plaguing the Wolverines, Coach Ty Stott was again forced to dip into his JV roster, tapping Elijah Williams as Friday night’s starter. Unlike Williams’ first varsity outing four nights earlier, when the sophomore pitched a solid 5-2/3 innings against Swain, Madison hitters were not as charitable, roughing up the sophomore for three runs in the bottom of the first. With just one out and the bases loaded, Stott lifted Williams in favor of Roberto Taft, who managed to stop the bleeding and record the final two outs of the inning. Although the Patriots held the early lead at the end of the first by a score of 3-1, the Wolverines came charging back in the top of the second to knot the game at

three apiece, and then added four more runs in the top of the third to take a 7-4 lead. In the bottom of the fourth, Madison hitters made a run for it, touching up Taft for three runs to draw within one, but after that it was all Polk, as the Wolverines added two runs in the sixth inning and two insurance runs in the seventh for the final margin of victory. Taft picked up the win, working 4-2/3 innings and allowing just three hits while striking out four, improving to 3-0 on the season. Dakota Turner pitched in relief for the Wolverines in the final two innings, holding the Patriots scoreless, including pitching out of a two on, one out jam in the bottom of the sixth. Offensively, the Wolverines hammered Madison hurler Tyler Rogers for 10 hits on the evening. Standouts at the plate for Polk included Andre Overholt, who went 4 for 5 on the night with a double and two RBIs, and Taft, who went 3 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs. With the win, Polk improves to 10-2 on the season overall, and 6-1 in Western Highlands confer-

Polk’s Roberto Taft picked up his third win of the year at Madison Friday, April 8. (photo by Dan Hecht)

ence competition. The Wolverines return home today, Tuesday April 12, taking on conference opponent Mountain Heritage High School.

The Cougars will be looking to avenge the 12-0 shutout handed to them by the Wolverines in Burnsville on March 18.

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Lady Wolverines soccer wins nail-biter against Avery by Jordan DeVere

On Friday, April 8, the Polk County Lady Wolverines varsity soccer team played host to a strong Avery County team. The game was close and intense from start to finish, with the Wolverines edging Avery out 1-0 in overtime. In the first half, Avery clearly showed its strength as it controlled the ball for the majority of the first half. However, this strong showing was met by an even better show put on by Polk goalie Donna Every. She did everything but stand on her head as she made save after save, keeping the game tied. The first half ended tied at 0-0. At the start of the second half, Polk played with more intensity and began to put some pressure on Avery’s defense. Brittany Phipps sent several shots at Avery’s net that rolled just wide. She had a great chance at the end of the half but the ball took an unlucky

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son, entering her third season at CVCC, said Russell first caught the attention of her coaching staff at the beginning of the year during an open gym. “As soon as I saw Kailey, I knew we needed her,” said Hudson Friday at the signing, held at the Polk County High School library. “We like to go out and find great recruits like Kailey, and we’re really excited to get her.” Hudson added that she expects Russell to receive significant playing time immediately. “I really liked all of the facilities,” said Russell, explaining what attracted her to CVCC. “It’s really nice there, and everyone was very welcoming. As soon as I went in, I just got the feeling that that’s where I should be.” In addition to being named all conference in volleyball last year, Russell also excelled at soccer and basketball.

bounce and at the end of regulation the game was still tied 0-0. The teams had very few scoring opportunities in the first overtime period. Finally, in the second overtime period the lady Wolverines broke through Avery’s defense with a goal on a header by Peyton Habenicht. Asked how she felt on making such a clutch goal, she responded: “It’s a rare occasion to make a header on a corner, but I’m glad we made one when it counted most.” Polk went on to win on Habenicht’s goal 1-0. Coach Lennox (Rock) Charles said he was happy with the second half performance. “We did a better job in the second half of keeping possession. We had a little more energy, and overall after a little success our confidence took off.” The win keeps Polk in contention for the conference champtionship.

“As soon as I saw Kailey, I knew we needed her. We like to go out and find great recruits like Kailey, and we’re really excited to get her.… Kailey is the third girl we’ve signed to the program this year. We’ve already picked up a libero and a great setter, so we’re glad to get Kailey as a middle.” -- CVCC coach Shannon Hudson

With nine returning players, including two returning all-conference standouts, expectations will be high this fall at CVCC. “Kailey is the third girl we’ve signed to the program this year,” said Hudson. “We’ve already picked up a libero and a great setter, so we’re glad to get Kailey as a middle.”

Polk’s Peyton Habenicht takes the ball down the field. Habenicht scored the winning goal in Polk’s 1-0 victory in the second overtime. (photo by Virginia Walker)

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TLT announces cast for ‘Done to Death’ The Tryon Little Theater wraps up its 2010-2011 season with Fred Carmichael’s mystery/ comedy “Done to Death,” directed by theatre professional Neela Muñoz, with performances at the workshop April 28 - May 1 and May 5 - 8. Once-famous mystery writers have been gathered together in hopes they can combine their individual methods of solving murders into a boffo TV mystery series.  Writers of sophisticated murders, another from the James Bond school, a retired writer of the hard-hitting method and an aging queen of the logical murder all find themselves in Vulture’s Vault, a suitably mysterious decrepit house on an island in the Caribbean.  But in this parody of every mystery plot, hero and villain created in the last 50 years, egos

bump into egos as some major one-upmanship takes the stage. Cast as the witty and sophisticated Jessica and Whitney Olive are Petra and Ed Harrelson, most recently seen for TLT in February’s production of “Oliver.” Cathy Millwood, seen earlier this season in “Journey to Mitford,” plays the Agatha Christie-type Mildred Z. Maxwell. John Hugill, who appeared in both “Oliver” and “Journey to Mitford” this season, will play the aging dapper writer Rodney Duckton (among others) and Harry Grymes will return to the TLT stage as TV project producer Jason Summers.  As Jane and a couple of other young lovelies is Betty Ann Bishop, who brings extensive theater experience to this, her first North Carolina show.  Joshua Moffit, seen in “Oliver” this season and for years in

How do you build a weird old house where there will soon be a murder a minute? If you’re the set crew for the Tryon Little Theater building the stage set for the comedy/mystery “Done to Death,” you have Jimmy McCain on one side of a flat with Bob Richardson on the other side, bracing against Jimmy’s drill installing window shutters, while Ray Milczewski works on the door frame of the main entrance. Doesn’t look like much now, but just wait until “Done to Death” plays the workshop April 28 - May 8. (photo submitted)

TLT-Tryon Youth Center productions, is the Dracula-like butler Gregory. Rounding out the cast is Ben Weide as the put-upon stagehand. The workshop box office, lo-

cated at 516 South Trade Street, will open Thursday, April 14, and be open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For telephone reservations, call 828-859-2466. – article submitted

Spartanburg Youth! presents ‘Sleeping Beauty’ ‘Surfing the Bed’ Spartanburg Youth! Theatre announces its final production of the 2010-2011 season, “Sleeping Beauty,” on April 15 at 4:30 and 7 p.m. and April 16 at 2 p.m.  Here comes a bolder, funnier version of one of your favorite tales.  This play features one of the more independent, headstrong, in-your-face princesses, Briar Rose, along with Branwen, the really nice witch who tries to out-spell the evil Modron and Prince Quain, who comes with

the standard princely features, minus bravery, talents, and competence. This year, the Spartanburg Youth Theatre will be doing a special event. “Join Sleeping Beauty and her friends for a character lunch before the show April 16 from 12 - 1:30 p.m.” said Sterling Kenny, Spartanburg Youth Theatre’s interim director. This play is the last show for this production season for the Spartanburg Youth! Theatre. 

The 2011-2012 season will be announced during the curtain speech. Performance dates are April 15 at 4:30 and 7 p.m. and April 16 at 2 p.m.  All performances take place at the David W. Reid Theatre in the Chapman Cultural Center. Tickets can be purchased by calling 542-2787. Call the Youth! Theatre office at 585-8278 for more information. – article submitted

Editor’s note: Janet Jamison submitted this poem, written March 9, 2011. Surfing the bed to catch a wink, Wanting to sleep – not to think. The hour-tides of night are shifting – Perhaps my brain will soon be drifting… At last the dark will turn to dawn And I uphold an all-day-yawn! – article submitted

Easter egg hunt at Stearns Park Easter egg hunt in Gowensville An Easter egg hunt will be held at Stearns Park in Columbus Saturday, April 16 at 10 a.m. Organizers will hide more than 4,000 eggs for local kids

to hunt. There will also be face painting and other activities. The event is sponsored by area churches and businesses. – article submitted

First Baptist Church of Gowensville is sponsoring an Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 16. The event, open to community residents, takes place from noon 1 p.m. at the Family Life Center,

located at 5156 N. Highway 14, near the intersection with Highway 11. A free hot dog lunch, egg hunts with prizes and photos with the Easter Bunny are planned. – article submitted



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Hikers on a past SCLT hike. (photo submitted)

Saluda Community Land Trust sponsors hikes The Saluda Community Land Trust recently held two successful hikes. These hikes were sponsored by SCLT in collaboration with the celebration of Saluda’s 130th birthday. The first hike was held on Saturday, April 2, with Nancy Barnett as guide. This hike was on private property located along a ridge in

a cove of the North Pacolet River. The second hike was held Saturday, April 9, on the “Missing 40” with Chuck Hearon as guide. Saluda Community Land Trust leases this trail through the city of Tryon and the public is welcome to use it at any time. It is suggested that hikers get with a trail master (Chuck Hearon or Nancy Barnett) if it is their first walk to learn where property

lines and trails are accessible. The SCLT is still working on marking trails and this is a good way to know that you are on property that has been designated for hikes. Barnett has offered to do a repeat hike on Sunday, April 17, through private property in order to share wildflowers that were not in bloom for the first hike. Interested hikers should meet

in the parking lot at the Saluda Library at 2 p.m. The hikes are free. It is suggested hikers not bring dogs on this hike because the flowers are too close to the trail and may accidentally be trampled. For more information, call 828-749-1560 or visit www. – article submitted

Celebrate National Bookmobile Day with PCPL BRCA Heritage PCPL holds ‘open house’ April 13

Wednesday, April 13 is National Bookmobile Day, a time to celebrate the contributions of mobile library services in the United States. For more than 100 years, bookmobiles have provided access to information and technology and supplied resources for life-long learning to Americans of all walks of life, no matter where they are – rural areas, cities or suburbs.

The Polk County Public Library (PCPL) is celebrating National Bookmobile Day by having an “open house” in the library parking lot from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tour the PCPL’s mobile library and meet the staff. Refreshments will be served. The bookmobile’s schedule is posted on the library’s website and is also listed in the Tryon Daily Bulletin the first of the month. If you know of an area that would benefit from a monthly bookmobile stop that is not currently on the list, call the

“Bookmobile Ladies” at 828894-8721 or email Rita Owens at Part of National Library Week, National Bookmobile Day is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA), the Association for Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS), the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL). For more information, see the library’s website at www. – article submitted

Festival to be held April 16

The Blue Ridge Christian Academy Heritage Festival will be held Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Contact to register your car, tractor or motorcycle in the show. Only a few spots are open for artists and craftsmen.  Visit or call 8959008 for more information. – article submitted

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My life changed in the blink of an eye As you probably are aware, I am an avid bicyclist, and am always talking about health issues as they relate to other seniors. Three weeks ago that all changed. It was a Tuesday morning, and I was out for my usual 50-mile bicycle ride with the small group of other senior friends with whom I’ve been riding for almost 16 years. We were just turning into the parking lot where we stop to get coffee and take a break before beginning our return trip home. I’ve done that ride hundreds of times, but on this morning there was sand on the street where I made my turn. Doing only 10 miles an hour, I turned, hit the sand and within seconds was down on the ground, unconscious. Fortunately, we all wear helmets, or I would have been killed. I came to as I was being loaded into the back of an ambulance to be taken to the hospital near my home. Good news for you cyclists out there – the bike was fine! At the emergency room I received an MRI for any head trauma, and an X-ray of my left side. While there was no indication of any trauma to the head, I had suffered a badly broken hip – to be precise, multiple fractures of the acetabulum or hip socket, not the femur or leg bone. This is when and where I be-

gan learning about the health care trained to do the type of surgery system in south Florida. I needed. She then told me that It turned out there was no she would call around to other surgeon on staff trained to deal trauma hospitals to see if there with this particular type of injury. were any surgeons who would After about two hours of wait- take my case. ing, I was picked up by a second As luck would have it, there ambulance and taken to a Level was another surgeon and trauma I Trauma Center expecting to go hospital in a nearby town. So directly into surgery. I arrived at once again, after eight hours of the hospital and was placed in a waiting with no food, water or hallway, where without water, pain medicines, I was taken by food or pain pills I began my ambulance to the next trauma several hour wait. hospital. The first problem that arose Once there, a young man in was that the MRI surgical scrubs Senior and X-rays taken came to see me. at the first hosLifeStyles I asked his name pital somehow and he told me, Ron Kauffman didn’t make it to Dr. Tully, and the trauma hossaid he was the pital, so I had to go through a orthopedic surgeon. I queried his second set of X-rays. Another training background and more few hours passed, still with no importantly his experience with water, food or pain medications, this particular, and unique, fracin expectation of going into ture. He said my type of fracture surgery. was his specialty and he’d done Finally a young lady who hundreds of surgeries. identified herself as the physiHe then surprised me by saycian’s assistant to the trauma ing, “…but in your case, if I were surgeon showed up to tell me you, I wouldn’t have the surgery.” that Dr. Green, who was the top He went on to explain that surgeon in the area for my type my hip socket, while broken in of hip fracture, was out of town several places, was not terribly for the week. She then asked if displaced, and he felt it would I’d like to lie in the hospital for heal nicely if I just left it alone a week and wait for his return. and stayed off my left leg for six I asked if Dr. Green had any weeks. associates who were in town, My only question for him was, she told me yes, but none were “Can I get some food, water and

a pain pill now?” After a total of three days in the hospital, I was transported by ambulance to a rehab near my home, where I began regimen of physical therapy, twice daily, surrounded by dozens of people about 20-30 years older than I. The good news is I have Medicare and a top of the line supplement so I can focus on getting well and not worry about the hospital or rehab expenses and bills. What this has taught me is that planning for the unexpected in our lives is a requirement. I’m living proof that doing so makes a great deal of difference, because just a few days ago I was a carefree senior, riding my bicycle with my friends. My life was changed to being a senior with a fractured hip, and becoming one of many seniors in recovery in a rehab center. There’s a lot of truth in the saying that you don’t begin to appreciate what you have until you lose it. And believe me, bad things can happen to anyone in the blink of an eye. Ron Kauffman is a Geriatric Care Manager and Certified Senior Advisor. He is the author of Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease, available at He can be reached by email at

Healthy living, eating seminar set for April 14 A healthy living and eating seminar will be held on Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the G. Riddle Fellowship Hall of the Zion Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, located at 5620 Pea Ridge Road. Felicia Hipps, who is a certified aerobics instructor and an RN,

will lead the seminar. This seminar is in conjunction with the “A Healthy Polk County Grant,” which the Polk County Community Foundation awarded to the Unity in the Community Organization. The event is open to the public.

Weekly aerobics classes are also held at the G. Riddle Banquet Hall at 6:30 p.m. with Hipps as the instructor. These classes are free and open to the public. Call 828-429-6635 for more information. – article submitted

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Landrum Garden Club to meet April 14 Polk County Planning Board meeting The Landrum Garden Club will meet Thursday, April 14. The meeting will take place at 2 p.m. at the home of Gladys

Provan. Charlotte Hamrick is in charge of the program. – article submitted

The Polk County Planning Board will hold a meeting Thursday, April 14 at 5 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Bryant

Womack Justice & Administration Center, located at 40 Courthouse Street in Columbus. – article submitted

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The missionaries of St. Luke CME Church will sponsor “The Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross” on April 17 at 3 p.m. Area speakers will give their interpretation of the words as it applies to our lives in this season of Lent. The church is located on Markham Road in Tryon. Rev. Barbara Phillips is the pastor. – article submitted

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