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Tryon Daily Bulletin

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Vol. 84 / No. 122

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Monday, July 25, 2011

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Landrum author publishes book on Hogback Mt. history Presentation, signing at Landrum Library on July 26, 6:30 p.m.

Mountain: An Historical Record and Photo Essay of Hogback Mountain,” on Tuesday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Landrum Library. by Barbara Tilly Stehlik said he became interIndustrial moguls, world- ested in Hogback Mountain after class golf course designers, top he moved to the Cliffs at Glassy government in Landrum 11 officials and years ago. He Want to go? moonshiners said he looked are all part of What: Presentation, book o u t a t H o g signing by Jim back every day the history of Stehlik the top of Hog- but learned he back Mountain. When: July 26, 6:30 p.m. could not exAdd in rumors plore it because of visits from Where: Landrum Library it is a restricted Al Capone in property in the Prohibition times and a long-lost N. Saluda Reservoir Watershed stash of silver flatware, and it’s of Greenville, S.C. It is also easy to understand how Landrum protected by a conservation author Jim Stehlik became fasci- easement held by the Nature nated by the property. Conservancy. Stehlik will talk about the Perhaps partly because of release of his new book, “Dis(Continued on page 3) tilling the Mysteries of Hogback

God’s Creatures Animal Hospital in Landrum is currently trying to find the owner of a beagle-pitt mix with brindle coloring. The dog was turned into the vet Friday, July 22 with wounds that appear to be from a fight with another dog. If you believe this is your dog, please call 864457-3565.

Jim Stehlik, author of “Distilling the Mysteries of Hogback Mountain,” in front of Hogback Mountain.

Officials use helicopters to find 286 marijuana plants in county Two locations; street value estimated at $286k by Leah Justice

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office teamed up with the National Guard and N.C. State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) to fly helicopters over Polk County in

search of illegal marijuana fields. The operation, which involved three National Guard helicopters Wednesday, July 20, resulted in the seizure of 286 marijuana plants, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. (Continued on page 7)

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COMMUNITY COMMUNITY CALENDAR CALENDAR 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. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Monday activities include line dancing, 10 a.m., senior fitness, 11 a.m., bingo or bead class, 12:30 p.m. 828-8940001. Democratic Women’s Club, will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, July 25th at 11 a.m. Located at the Democratic Headquarters in Columbus. Plans for a fundraising breakfast with proceeds going to Polk teachers’ school supplies will be discussed. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 828894-3219. Christian Fellowship Luncheon, TJ’s Cafe, Tryon, Mondays except holidays, noon - 1 p.m.; food, fellowship and discussion of relevant issues; interdenominational.828-859-5051. Chess Club, Mondays, 12:30 p.m., recreation room, LaurelHurst Apartments, Columbus. Open to anyone in community.

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828-894-3336. Saluda Center, Monday activities include line dancing at 12:30 p.m. For more information visit Polk Soil and Water Conservation district board meeting, is held the last Monday of each month, at the Mill Spring Ag and Community Center. The next meeting will be May 23 at 3:30 p.m. The public is invited. Call 828-894-8550 for more information. PC Recreation Advisory Board, sponsored cookout at Gibson Park pool. Monday, July 25 from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Donations accepted for a new slide at the pool. For more information, call 828-894-2646. Male Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Mondays, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Landrum Library, Free Yoga classes. 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Limited to first 30 people. Thermal Belt Stamp Club, meets first and third Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Tryon Federal Bank in Columbus. Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays, 8 p.m., Columbus Presbyterian Church.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Tuesdays, Ozone Drive and Hwy. 176, Saluda. Tryon Downtown Development Association, All are invited to the TDDA monthly coffee and downtown update. At The Melrose Inn at 7:30 am on Tueday, July 26. Call 828-8175059 for more info. 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, 800-617-7132 or Saluda Center, Tuesdays, chair exercise, 9 a.m. Bridge, 10 a.m., 828-749-9245. For more activities, e-mail saludacenter@ or visit

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Today: Par tly cloudy, with 40 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms. High 89, low 71.

Partly cloudy Partly cloudy Tuesday: Partly cloudy, with 30 percent chance of isolated thunderstorms. High 91, low 70. Thursday’s weather was: High 95, low 77, 0.03 inches of rain.

OBITUARIES Helen Revan Berry, p. 13

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. Landrum Library, Zelenik, a magician, will be at the library at 10 a.m. All ages welcome. Info call 457-2218. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. ‘One World, Many Stories’ at PCPL, Tuesday, July 26 at 10:30 a.m. “One World, Many Stories” summer reading program at the Polk County Public Library. “Cold-Blooded Encounters.” Landrum Library, Book Discussion Group, 4th Tuesday every month, 10:30 a.m. at the library. 864-457-2218. 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. 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. Tryon Youth Center, Bridge lessons on forcing bids, reverses,

jump shifts and fourth suit at 1 p.m. Call Sally Jo at 859-6780 for more info. PolkFresh Farmers Market, Tuesdays, in the Re-Ride parking lot, crossroads of Landrum and Hwy. 9, 5 - 7:30 p.m., Visa/EBT accepted. Visit for vendor list or sign-up. Columbus Committee Meeting, Follow-up meeting of the Columbus July 4 Committee on July 26 at 5:30 p.m. All comments should be turned into the town hall drop box by July 25. Foothills Chamber of Commerce, Chamber business after hours at the Orchard Inn, July 26, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Located off Hwy 176 a mile south of Saluda. All Chamber Members invited. RSVP by July 25. Call 859-6236. 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 1-800-286-1326. Landrum Library, Jim Stehlik book signing at 6:30 p.m. “Distilling the Mysteries of Hogback Mountain: An Historical Record and Photo Essay of Hogback Mountain.” 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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Cover of Jim Stehlik’s book

• Hogback Mt. (continued from page 1)

Hogback’s inaccessibility, Stehlik said he became increasingly curious about the mountain. “It became a puzzle I had to solve,” Stehlik said. He began reading about the history of the Dark Corner, which (Continued on page 4)

Clint Plumley, who shared his stories of the Dark Corner with author Jim Stehlik and helped Stehlik document the history of Hogback Mountain. (source: “Distilling the Mysteries of Hogback Mountain”)



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• Hogback Mt. (continued from page 3)

includes Hogback Mountain, and heard rumors about the history of the plateau at the top. Then he had the opportunity to hike to the top of Hogback with Dark Corner native Clint Plumley. Plumley is a direct descendant of Morning Gosnell Plumley and John Plumley, who at one time had five generations of their family living in these mountains. The Plumleys are buried in Mountain Hill Church on Glassy Mountain. On Plumley’s maternal side, he is descended from Mille and Asbury “Berry” Emery, who are buried in the Emery and Lindsey Family Cemetery on Hogback Mountain. Plumley shared his stories of the mountains and helped Stehlik document the history of the area. Stehlik’s book is dedicated to Plumley, and “to those who (Continued on page 6)

Photo of the pool area from a brochure advertising the Blue Ridge Forest resort at the top of Hogback Mountain in the 1920s. (source: “Distilling the Mysteries of Hogback Mountain”)



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As a volunteer advocate in court, you can serve an abused or neglected child's best interests.. Your can prevent lent ofvoice $250,000,000 in further today’s pain and provide hope for the future. Make a difference in a child's dollars to build a resort, golf (continued from page 4) course and investment property life. Volunteer today. worked these lands before him.” on a plan similar to that impleWhen Stehlik dug deeper into mented nearly a century later For more information contact:in his research, he found little docuby the Cliffs Communities Guardian Ad Litem Program mented evidence of the area’s developing the Cliffs at Glassy. history. Through The Hog(828) 694-4215 six years of reback Country s e a r c h u s i n g “[Hogback Mountain] Club and Golf books and news- became a puzzle I had to Course was papers, registry solve.” built during the ofAdeeds and Few Hours A Week… -- Jim Stehlik roaring twenpersonal interties in a boomviews, Stehlik Can Do A Lifetime Of Good ing period of uncovered the information pre- land speculation in western As a involunteer you can serve Itanlater abused or sented his book.advocate in court,North Carolina. crashed neglected best interests.. can prevent further After the child's Revolutionary War, Your undervoice the stress of the Deprespain and provide hope recently for the future. Make difference in aissues. child's the 186-acre plateau, sion andaother finance ceded Cherokeetoday. land, was sold Stehlik said he decided to life. Volunteer to settlers or granted to veterans donate all proceeds from the to settle back war wages. In book’s sales to the Nature ConFor more information contact: 1811, the plateau was granted servancy’s Jones Gap expanGuardian Ad Litem to Thomas Goodgion, a busision project. The Program book is availnessman living in Landrum, able locally at the Tryon Fine (828) 694-4215 and from that time forward, the Arts Center and the Habitat for property was bought and sold Humanity store in Landrum. by wealthy individuals. For more information call The most notorious of those the Landrum Library at 864wealthy owners was Royal C. 457-2218 or email lightondarkRemick, who raised the equiva-

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Marijuana seized after a recent helicopter search conducted by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the National Guard and the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation. The Saluda Police Department also assisted in the Saluda seizure. (photo submitted by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office)

• Marijuana (continued from page 1)

One outdoor grow operation was discovered and seized in the Hwy. 176 area of Tryon. Another was discovered and seized from the Fork Creek Road area of Saluda, according to the sheriff’s office. The Saluda Police Department also assisted in the Saluda seizure.

No arrests have yet been made. Sheriff’s officers said charges are possible, including felony manufacturing marijuana, felony possession of marijuana and felony possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana. Each marijuana plant is estimated at a street value of $1,000, making the seizure estimated at $286,000, according to the sheriff’s office.

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

Landrum approves lease with church

Landrum City Council approved a request July 12 from Landrum Independent Baptist Church to enter into a long-term lease for use of city property located at the southeast corner of S. Shamrock Avenue and E. Belue Street. City Manager Steve Wolochowicz said as part of the agreement the church has agreed to maintain the property for the city.

Landrum filing deadline Aug. 8 Landrum officials reminded attendees at their recent council meeting that residents only have until Aug. 8 to submit a Statement of Candidacy form to the city clerk to run in the Nov. 8 city council elections. Three seats are up for grabs this year.

Landrum to place flag at former Denny’s Landrum officials approved a legal agreement with the owner of the building near I-26 that formerly housed Denny’s to allow the city to place a large American flag on top of the existing nonconforming sign pole.

N. Randolph St. sidewalk project On July 12 Landrum discussed a status update of its N. Randolph sidewalk project. Contracts for that project are expected to be awarded in October.




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Cyprowski joins Tryon dental practice; Brock’s Cleaners adds recycling program; state recognition for Carroll Woodcrafts Tryon dentists Dr. John W. Hooker and Dr. J. Mark McCall recently announced the addition of Dr. Jaime L. Cyprowski (Dr. Jaime) to their dental team. Dr. Jaime is a 2010 graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry and a 2005 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in biology and chemistry. She recently completed advanced training in a general practice residency at Mountain Area Health and Education Center (MAHEC) in Asheville, N.C. Dr. Jaime has advanced training in pediatric dentistry, endodontic care (root canal therapy), removable prosthodontics and oral surgery. She said she enjoys the variety afforded her in a general dental practice and treating patients of all ages. She currently resides in Henderson County and is an avid outdoor enthusiast. She enjoys hiking, mountain biking and

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(GATE) program. The program The program’s reach will also was launched in 2009 as part of a be expanded. Although the core two-year, federally funded dem- program targets unemployed onstration. North Carolina was rural workers, state workers laid one of four states in the federal off by recent budget cuts will be demonstration. eligible to participate regardless Carroll, S who was laid off in of e where theyt live. portS Section verY HurSdaY? 2009, was one of the N.C. particiTo read the N.C. REAL story pants in Project GATE. Today, he about Chris Carroll, go to http:// owns Carroll Woodcrafts Unlim- and has plans for expansion. grams/entrepreneurship/selfWith the federal Project GATE employment/514-gate-chrisprogram drawing to a close, the carroll.html. six organizations collaborating For more information about on the North Carolina project Project Gate, visit www.ncprohave extended it through 2012.

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PERSON FEATURED: Sonya Culbreth BUSINESS: Curves for Women, Landrum ADDRESS: 1109 A East Rutherford Street, Landrum, S.C. 29356 PHONE NUMBER: 864-457-2477 OPERATING HOURS: M-Th 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. - 11 p.m. EMAIL: NATURE OF BUSINESS: Weight management and fitness center PRINCIPAL OWNER: Sonya Culbreth

modification, nutrition science and exercise science. SOMETHING YOU OFFER THAT A CUSTOMER WON’T FIND ELSEWHERE: We offer the Curves Circuit with Zumba. It is the best of both strength training for your muscles and cardio for heart health. Zumba Fitness is a blast, so we are having fun while getting fit. Our Zumba instructor, Edith Riley, is amazing. She is so energetic and makes our workouts so much fun. We dance, sing and exercise. Time goes by so quickly when you are having this much fun.

YEAR FOUNDED: First Curves founded in 1992 in Texas ADVICE TO YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS: You have to be passionate about your business venture and must NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 4 be involved in every aspect. Small business owners cannot be hands-off owners. They must be present to interact with their clients/members and most of all HOW’S BUSINESS? Our business is steady. With insurfor my business, I must walk the walk. It won’t work ance prices on the rise, people are more aware of if I am not taking my own advice by staying in shape their health and want to preserve their health. Exerwith regular exercise and good nutrition. cise is the best prevention. ONE THING YOU WISH EVERYONE KNEW ABOUT YOUR MY FIRST JOB: Teller at Bank of America BUSINESS: We are not a regular gym. We are a weight management and fitness facility designed spe- YOUR ROLE MODEL (IN BUSINESS OR IN LIFE GENcifically for women. We are trained weight manageERALLY): My mom and my husband. Both have an ment counselors through the Cleveland Clinic Cerunbelievable work ethic and follow through on their tification Program. The program consist of behavior committments.

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Brock’s Cleaners, with locations in Tryon, Hendersonville and Landrum, has implemented a RRR program: reduce, re-use and recycle. Wes Sessoms of Brock’s Cleaners said they already recycle any waste from the cleaning process through a firm out of Atlanta.

Sessoms said Brock’s is looking for more ways to help the environment. The business now has hanger racks in every store to accept the return of wire hangers. To aid in the process, Brock’s now offers free boxes customers can take home, use to collect their wire hangers and return to their local Brock’s

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location. The hangers will be re-used and save landfill space. Sessoms has also signed up to participate in a plastic bag recycling program, through a company that sells the plastic bags. All Brock’s locations will have collection boxes for your polyethylene (plastic) bags.

Sessoms said, “Over 86 million pounds are either in your closet or our landfills. Recycling them and other plastic bags keeps them out of the landfills, off the streets and turns them into useful products. It just makes sense.” Anyone wanting to dispose of polyethylene bags can drop them off at any of the three locations. 46 Maple St., Tryon; 121 E. Prince Rd., Landrum; 1680 Spartanburg Hwy. Hendersonville.


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Letter to the Editor

Not all facts offered in raise dispute To the Editor: Commissioner Pack, Let me start by saying that, I consider myself a staunch conservative and I have not missed voting in any election cycle since I was first eligible to vote in 1978. However, at this point I do regret casting a ballot in your favor during the last election. First of all, your statements in the Bulletin concerning the Womack Building and sheriff’s office personnel indicate a serious lack of judgment on your part. Did you give any consideration to the consequences or repercussions that such ill-conceived statements published in the local paper could

have on the morale of county employees, animosity between departments, or the stress these problems cause for our department heads? Let me answer for you – obviously not! My suggestion to you for future discussions concerning pay increases would be, you should base your statements on the merits of the individuals you wish to sponsor instead of pitting one department against another. I personally don’t agree with individual county commissioners attempting to micro-manage issues that are better resolved and managed by the county manager and his department heads or the sheriff for his personnel. It is what we pay them to do. Hey, but that is just my opinion. Your statements in the paper were at best extremely unprofessional, and as a reg-

istered voting Republican, I expect better judgment and professionalism from those I help elect to represent me. Lastly, I know that by now (if not before you made your original statements in the paper) you have been briefed about the maintenance of the Womack Building and you are aware that there are a number of buildings involved. You are also aware that the maintenance department lost the employee who was assigned to those buildings. I’m also sure you know the maintenance department chose to absorb the position with an existing employee, which probably resulted in a cost saving over hiring a replacement as well as, it kept an employee with a maintenance skill set available to the department. You know this, but you allow the public to continue to write letters to the editor of

the Bulletin about the “person who sweeps the floors at the Womack Building.” I have read recent ones by Karl Kachadorian and Keith Holbert and I’m sure there have been others that I missed. It’s a shame that these individuals, as well as county employees, are whipped into a feeding frenzy by a county commissioner who fed them a misleading half-truth. I personally think you should man up and contact the individuals personally (not in the paper, please) who are writing the paper and at least admit that you chose to not fully disclose all the information relating to the pay discrepancy. Again, it is regrettable that such an unprofessional statement is made in the local paper. Respectfully, –– Rick Edwards, Mill Spring

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Lessons on going the extra mile learned once again “She would die quickly withI am often reminded by the out them, I suppose.” gestures of certain people and “I wish you to find out what even animals that it’s time for me to go the extra mile, win or lose. Jewel’s medicine will cost each It all began with a phone call, month and I will send a check to the Humane Society in your fund as it often does. for that amount.” “Hello, Lennie.” Once again I nearly dropped “Hi, my friend, what can I do the phone as I quickly said a for you?” prayer for this It was my wonderful man. anonymous anHumane Society This man has gel who paid for Special Cases the ability to do Snowy’s operato me what few Leonard Rizzo tion. Snowy, by people can, he the way, is doing puts me at a loss wonderfully and is soon to be adopted into a loving for words. After mumbling a few home. More on that in the future. disoriented thank yous, I went on, After pleasantries were passed “that would be difficult, I’m sure between us I was asked, “How is her care is going to fluctuate.” “Just get me a ball park figure Jewel?” “She’s a heartbreaker, sir, Lennie, that will be fine.” After the phone call I went she’s young and loving and so full of problems that I’m told are into action setting things in motion. I contacted Kathy Toomey, irreversible.” “Do the medicines help her?” (Continued on page 15) he asked.

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Foothills Fire Service area proposes 2-mill tax increase Public hearing at Tryon Fire Dept. tomorrow at 7 p.m. by Leah Justice

Lake Lanier and Greenville County areas covered by the Foothills Fire Service area may be looking at a millage increase in next year’s budget. The Foothills Fire Service Area will hold a public hearing

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the Foothills Humane Society treasurer, and explained that when the checks arrived, that amount was to be drawn from my account and sent to Landrum vet for Jewel’s meds. I then went to Landrum vets to explain what was going on and left some money for Jewel’s care. I then took Jewel for a light walk. When we came back I took her in my arms. “We’re doing all that we can to make life easier for you, sweetheart,” I told her. “I wish I could do more.” All night long I couldn’t get the phone call I’d received on Jewel’s behalf out of my head. Early the very next morning I headed back to the vet’s office. Dr. Raines was off so I spoke with Dr. Maiola. “Tommy, do you think there’s any more we can do for Jewel to give her a chance?” “We’ll see, Lennie,” he answered and then asked the vet tech to pull up her x-rays as Gabby went to fetch her. Gabby came back with Jewel in her arms and my heart leapt as it always does upon seeing her. Tommy checked her heart and assured me that it was sound and then we proceeded to review her x-rays. He pointed out all the fluids in her lungs and then showed me the dark spots which he called

on the proposal Tuesday, July 26 at 7 p.m. at the Tryon Fire Department. The proposal is for the tax rate to increase from a millage rate of 10 mills to 12 mills, according to Foothills Fire Service Area Commissioner Richard Locke. One mill equals 1/10 of a cent. The Foothills Fire Service area includes properties of Lake Lanier and the Greenville sec-

tions from the state line along U.S. 176, Hearthstone Ridge and other areas in the northeastern corner of Greenville County near Landrum and Tryon. The fire departments of Landrum and Tryon cover the areas and are paid annual taxes from Greenville County. Tryon Fire Chief Joey Davis said Tryon covers approximately 70 percent of the Foothills Fire Service area

and receives approximately $25,000 per year in tax revenue from Greenville County. The fire departments also provide first responder service in these areas. The Foothills Fire Service Commission proposes the annual tax rate with the Greenville County Council approving the final budget. Greenville County’s new budget year will begin Oct. 1.

doughnuts. “Those are air pockets,” he said. He then ordered some antibiotics and steroids that he assured me would improve her condition. “Is there anything else that can be done?” I asked. “We can send her x-rays off to Upstate in Greenville. I know the doctor who treats these cases.” “Do you think there’s a chance,

Tommy?” I asked, with my hopes rising. “There’s always a chance, Lennie.” That answer was one of the reasons why I love this man. “Let’s do it, doc, a friend that knows you is paying for her medicine and I’m sure he’d approve if I used the money he saved me on Snowy to pay for Jewel.” As of this writing the progno-

sis of what can be done for Jewel has not yet returned. No matter what happens, I can say that I tried and for that I wish to thank my anonymous donor. Your faith in me and obvious love for my kids has led me to do what I should have done in the first place. And to all of you, pray for Jewel, this sweet pup is certainly worth it. Thanks for listening.

Lodge. He served in and the Woodmen of the U.S. Army as Medic during the World. Mr. Gibbs was the N.Y., Kenneth Simmons of HousWWII. husband of Omie Lee Laughter ton, Texas, and Lovell Simmons page T   / The World ’s Smallest Daily Newspaper M onday, July 25, 2011 (Andrea) of Lawrenceville, Ga.; In16 addition to his wife, he is Gibbs,ryon whoDaily diedBulletin in 1986. one sister, Frances Fox of Riversurvived by a son, Bill Horne Survivors include one daughDominguez of Green Creek; four daughters, ter, Patsy Gibbs Toney (Dean) dale, Ga.; three brothers, John IrJuanita Odel of Sunny View, of Rutherfordton, N.C.; son, vin Waymon of Antelope, Calif., Tree Service LLC Marilyn Horne and Regina Pate, Harold Gibbs of Rutherfordton, Carrol Waymon of San Diego, 828 460 7039 both of Green Creek. and Laura N.C.; one sister, Alvah Gibbs Calif., and Samuel Waymon of Free Estimates • Insured Saenger of Hickory, N.C.; four of Columbus; and a brother , Nyack, N.Y.; a host of grandchilNo Job Too Small • Bucket Truck Avail sisters, Geneva Harrell of Bak- Herbert Gibbs of Mill Spring. dren, great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. ersville, N.C., Imogene Burns Also surviving are five grandchilShe was preceded in death by of Inman, S.C., Janice Fagan of dren, Randy Toney (Kimberly), Brenda naumann Green Creek and Linda Horne Marc Toney (LeeAnn), Lora both parents, Mary Kate and John Window Fashions and Design of McAdenville, N.C.; 10 grand- Brock (Jeff), Jeffrey Gibbs (Col- D. Waymon; son, Van Waymon; 828-859-9298 children, Kim Odel, Kelly Brad- leen) and Elizabeth Gibbs and sisters, Lucile Waddell and Nina ley, Lee Bradley, Brandon Horne, six great-grandchildren, Mason Simone (Eunice) and brother, fine fabrics • wall coverings • draperies • blinds • upholstery Ashley Horne, Rebecca Horne, Toney, Kevin Gibbs, Anthony Harold Waymon Sr. Joseph Pate, Jacob Pate, Miles Brock, Bryan Gibbs, Nick Gibbs Saenger and Will Saenger; and and Zane Gibbs. 1x1 five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Must 7/19/11 m 2/28/11 The family will receive Sunday, July 16, in the McFarnaum friends from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 land Funeral Chapel, Tryon. p.m. Friday, July 15 at Mill Creek Burial was in Polk MemoChurch of the Brethren Fellow- rial Gardens, Columbus, with ship Hall. Funeral services will military rites by the Polk County follow at 2 p.m. in the church Memorial Burial Squad. sanctuary, conducted by Rev. Memorials may be made to Steven Abe. Burial will be in the Hospice of Rutherford County, church cemetery. P. O. Box 336, Forest City, N.C. Memorials may be made in 28043 or Hospice of the Carolina memory of Brandon Horne to Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Dr, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Columbus, N.C. 28722. Society, 4530 Park Rd, #240, The family will be at the home Charlotte, N.C. 28209. of his daughter, Patsy Gibbs Condolences may be left at Toney, 400 Radar Rd., fordton, N.C. Petty Funeral Home& CremaAn online guest register may tory, TheLandrum. Polk County Public Library recently receivedata www.mcfarlandfugrant of 100 new children’s books from the Brownstone be signed Book Fund, a private foundation in New York City. The books range from pre-kindergarten through early readers. The Brownstone Book Fund is dedicated to fostering early reading, a love of books and family McFarland Funeral Chapel, reading time. Children’s librarian Joy Sharp encourages families to explore the new additions available Tryon. at your local library. (photo submitted by Joy Sharp)

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