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Tryon Daily Bulletin

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Vol. 84 / No. 152

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St. John the Baptist marks 100 years Italian feast set for Sept. 10 as part of year’s celebration by Barbara Childs

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, located on Laurel Ave. in Tryon, celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. The seeds that grew into St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Tryon were planted in the 1800s, before television, radio, talking movies and World Wars I and II, and long before cell phones and computers. The local Catholic population at the time consisted of six individuals. There were fewer Catholics in the Carolinas than in any other populated region in the country. In 1850, Catholics in both the Carolinas, which made up the Charleston Diocese, numbered less than 5,000, served by a total of six priests. The original church site was dedicated on Oct. 22, 1911. The cornerstone was sealed into the bell tower and is the only known piece of the frame structure that remains today. (Continued on page 4)

The original St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Tryon, which burned in 1956. (photo submitted)

Steve Hardin, owner of Green Creek Farm Supply, is a new member of the American Angus Association, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed organization, which is headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.

Renovations under way on new county mental health building by Leah Justice

After spending almost 40 years in the former hospital building, Polk County is on target to vacate the aged Jervey-Palmer building by the end of October as renovations to a new mental health services facility have begun. The county agreed by a 3-2 vote to

purchase the mental health building from Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry in June for $110,583. Commissioners Ted Owens and Tom Pack voted against the purchase. The county approved a 10-year

Serving Polk County and Upper Spartanburg and Greenville Counties

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COMMUNITY COMMUNITY CALENDAR CALENDAR Here’s a list of upcoming meetings and events for area nonprofit community and governmental organizations:


Saluda Center Friday events: chair exercise, 9:30 a.m.; Trash Train, 10 a.m. The Meeting Place Senior Center Friday activities include movie matinee at 10 a.m. and bingo at 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. Seniors on Sobriety (SOS) AA Meeting, Fridays at noon, Polk County Chamber of Commerce Building, 2753 Lynn Rd. (Hwy 108), Tryon. 828-8940293. Tryon Toy Makers Museum, open Friday 2 - 6 p.m., 43 E. Howard St., Tryon. 828-2906600. PolkFresh Farmers Market, Fridays, Saluda, West Main parking lot, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., VISA/ EBT accepted. Visit for vendor list or sign-up. American Legion Post 250, weekly bingo games, Fridays, 7 p.m., 43 Depot St., Tryon. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Smoke-free. Narcotics Anon., Saluda Senior Center, Friday, 8 p.m.

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Correction/Clarification The caption for the photo on the front page of the Sept. 1 Bulletin should have said the permanent bridge over the N. Pacolet River just outside Landrum is now open. The bridge was constructed beside the old bridge, and was opened to traffic on Monday, Aug. 29.


Landrum Farmer’s Market meets Saturday mornings at 7 a.m. at the Depot. For more information, call Joe Cunningham at 864-457-6585. Columbus Farmer’s Market, Saturdays, 8 - 11:30 a.m., Womack building parking lot. Visit www. polkcountyfarms. org to register or for more information. Democratic Women’s Fundraising Breakfast, Saturday, Sept. 3 at 8 - 10:30 a.m. at the Democratic Headquarters in Columbus. Blueberry pancakes, sausage, egg casserole and more. Everyone welcome. For more information, call 828-894-3219. Grassroots Art Project holds art classes to benefit Lennie’s Fund and the Humane Society, Saturdays from 9:30 – noon. There is no fee for the class and all materials will be provided. Classes will be held at the Congregational Church Annex, 210 Melrose Ave. in Tryon. Call 828899-0673 for more information. Lanier Library, Book lovers meet Sat. Sept. 3 at 9:30 a.m. to discuss books they’ve enjoyed. Open to all book lovers. More info, call 828-859-9535. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. Tryon Toy Makers Museum, open Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 43 E. Howard St., Tryon. 828290-6600.


Vegetarian community potluck, hosted by Carole Antun every Sunday at 5:30 p.m at 162 Lyncourt Drive, Tryon. This

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• Renovations (continued from page 1)

agreement with Family Preservation Services to provide mental health services in the building and to provide inside maintenance, including cleaning services. Polk County will pay utilities and outside maintenance. Family Preservation Services is currently renovating the former house, located at 94 White Drive in Columbus, to meet its needs. Renovations are expected to cost Family Preservation approximately $40,000. Family Preservation has provided Polk County with mental health and substance abuse services, among other counseling services, for the past five years, using offices in the Jervey Palmer building. The Jervey-Palmer building (former St. Luke’s Hospital) is located off Carolina Drive in Tryon. Renovations began to the White Drive house last Monday, Aug. 22. Polk County Manager Ryan Whitson said the fireplace has already been removed and contractors are creating a new entrance on the left side of the building, which will be equipped with a handicapped-accessible ramp. Whitson said the remodeling is scheduled to be complete by the end of September. Whitson said he has asked that Family Preservation be moved into the new building no later than the end of October. The county has worked for the past few years to vacate the Jervey-Palmer building, which is aged and costly to maintain. Several county departments were once housed in the Jervey-Palmer building, including the Meeting Place Senior Center, veteran’s services, the department of social services (DSS) and mental

Renovation is currently under way on the new Polk County mental health services building, located on White Drive in Columbus, near Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry. (photo by Leah Justice)

health services. Polk County purchased the former Carolina Classical School building off Skyuka Road near Columbus a few years ago and moved the Meeting Place Senior Center and its veteran’s affairs office there. The county also added a new county service, an adult day care, also located on the former Carolina Classical School property. Construction is currently under way on a new human services/DSS building off Wolverine Trail in Mill Spring, on property that also houses the county’s recreation park and middle school. Plans are for DSS to move out of the JerveyPalmer building into the new offices by the end of October. Whitson said once the building is vacated, there will mostly likely be a transitional period, during which files will be moved to other locations from the Jervey-Palmer building. Once that is complete, the county will need to dispose of the property. Commissioners have not yet discussed what their plans are for the building, such as placing

it on the market. The building was constructed in 1929 and has been used as county offices since

the early 1970s when St. Luke’s Hospital opened its new building in Columbus in 1972.

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St. John the Baptist to hold Italian Feast Sept. 10 For many people, an Italian feast conjures up thoughts of family fun, music, lots of people enjoying authentic Italian foods like pizza, sausage and onions, pasta, bread, wine and, of course, gelato. These events are common in the north. It’s an event for the whole family. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will hold an Italian Feast in Tryon on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. This year is the 100th anniversary of this parish in Tryon. The feast is part of the church’s plans to mark this centennial event. Admission is free. Parking is blocks away at the Episcopal and Congregational churches. Trolley service is provided and located at 180 Laurel Ave., Tryon, where the feast will take place. St. John’s was first built as a retreat for monks from Belmont Abbey near Charlotte. The church has almost completed its renovation. Tours of the church, including a church history, will be given at the event,

complete with a Schola Choir singing ancient Gregorian chants. The agenda for the event includes Italian dishes such as wood-fired pizza, sausage with peppers and onions, pasta and marinara, eggplant lasagna, Italian sodas, gelato, pizza fritte (fried pizza dough, sweetened with cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar), other homemade dessert delicacies, beer and wine. There will be places to sit and eat next to the gardens and new granite paved plazas. Italian music will fill the air, along with the smells of savory foods. Adjacent parking lot areas will have karaoke, music, dancing and children’s entertainment, including fishing for prizes and storytelling, face painting and games, balloons and more. The festival mascot is Topo Gigio, an Italian mouse. Mouse toys will be hidden here and there around the grounds for anyone to find. Those who do find a Topo Gigio

will win prizes for both adults and children. To kick off the feast, the evening before at sunset, a traditional Catholic procession will take place on the main streets of Tryon. It will include altar boys carrying incense and torches, banners and a traditional decorated donkey cart bearing a statue of St. John the Baptist, the church’s patron saint. Several hundred parishioners and clergy will be holding candles and chanting reverently. The purpose is to bring awareness to the church and provide an opportunity for those who may have never seen a Catholic procession. Everyone is invited to join the procession at the end and then continue on to the church for music and refreshments. For more information, call the church at 828-859-9574 or call Janet Sciacca at 864457-6530. Also visit the church’s website at – article submitted by Janet Sciacca

• St. John’s (continued from page 1)

St. John’s was the first church built in a new ecclesiastical jurisdiction west of Charlotte. Belmont Abbey administered to the eight-county area. This was not a diocese but functioned as one under Belmont Abbey, which was Benedictine in its rule and order of priests. The abbott, Leo Haid, O.S.B. also served as bishop. St. John’s was under the care of the abbey’s Benedictine fathers from 1911 to 1944. St. John’s remained a mission parish until it was brought into the Raleigh Diocese. The abbey priests would come to Tryon on Saturday and catch the noon train back to the abbey. There was no parking lot. The church had stained glass windows, but there was no rectory in the plans at that time. An abbey newsletter stated that Tryon is one of the most delightful places to live, as nature favored it with mild temperatures and a climate ideal for convalescence and healthy living. Many

semi-retired and retired people settled here. The basic cost for the brown Gothic-style church was $2,225. The building measured 28 feet across and the front was about 49 feet long; it was built on a stone foundation. The basement housed a coal furnace and the bell-tower rose directly above the entrance of the church. This was the only Catholic church in the 234 square miles of Polk County. Abbot Bishop Haid celebrated Mass and later that day there was a banquet held at Oak Hall Hotel (where Oak Hall condominiums stand now). Growth was meager in those years at St. John’s and the parish only grew to 12 people. Rectory built Then in 1923, when Father James Manley was pastor, a rectory was built. Father Manley was enthusiastic about the building of the rectory and refurbishing the church grounds. There was no sidewalk or cement walk approaching the church and (Continued on page 6)

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Architect’s drawing of the new St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Tryon. The original church burned on June 25, 1959.

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those were of primary concern to Father Manley. The ladies of the church decorated the altar with flowers and Experienced, Conservatory-Trained Teacher cleaned and cleaned the building. Mrs. Powers made a communion home cloth for the railing and instead Gibbs of an oilcloth, a carpet covered therthe aisle from the door to the sanctuary. Pews and woodwork may were touched with varnish. Calndfucimine was placed on the walls. A Protestant gentleman offered apel, paint for the exterior and new windows were installed. Plans for the new rectory were drawn up by the Belmont Abbey architect, Father McInery, who designed the church 12 years earlier. The low bid for labor was $950. Father Manley provided Obits - page 66 clearwtrthe - page 6 materials, buying lumber from whomever offered it at the best price. He purchased lumber for $30 per thousand board feet and paid $100 for the best oak flooring. The rectory was a two-story wooden building 25x36 feet with a full basement. It was located behind the church where the parking lot is today. On the first floor was a vestibule, hall, living room, dining room, dining alcove, sun parlor and kitchen. On the second floor were three bedrooms, a sleeping porch, and a bathroom. The total cost was


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$3,700. Another $300 was used for ground furnishings and improvements. The heating system from St. Lawrence Church in Asheville cost $25. The rectory was occupied principally by a parish family or a caretaker from 1924-1944; in 1944 Father Vincent Mahoney became pastor. The Benedictines always resided at the abbey, but Father Mahoney lived at the rectory at St. John’s. Father Florian Checkhart, O.S.B. had the longest pastorate and frequently spent his weekends here at a guest’s home. He was taken to a movie on Saturday nights at the local theater; the film on Saturday nights was always a western. The old rectory was occupied by St. John’s pastors from 1944-1960. Father Joseph Kerin became pastor in 1960 and also continued his duties in Asheville as principal of the Asheville Catholic High School. He also became chancellor of the Charlotte Diocese.

Growth of church St. John’s experienced slow growth in its early years. Many Sundays saw about six worshippers at Mass. Father Manley said sometimes he had a crowd (1214), including those who come from Spartanburg as they are going to the mountains for the day. (Continued on page 8)

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The new church in progress in January 1962. (photo submitted)

• St. John’s (continued from page 6)

A 1914 annual report noted that the offertory collections totaled to $93.30 for that year. Special C - filler 8/25-8/29 collections also produced another $9.40. The report showed a parish membership of 10. A small monthly income was then derived TDBHOURS - page 28 the rectory. from renting In the 1960s and 1970s the church membership began to rise as retirees moved into the area from the northern states. During the short pastorate of Msgr. John F. Roueche, the number climbed to 80; in 1975, when he left, the number was 130. Tryon remained in the Raleigh Diocese from 1944 until it was assigned in the newly established diocese of Charlotte in 1972. The first diocese here was that of Baltimore from 1789-1820; then came the Charleston Diocese from 1820-1868. Then followed the Vicarate Apostolic of North Carolina from 1868-1910. Then followed the Belmont Abbey jurisdiction from 1910-1944. Fire destroys original church The original building of St. John’s lasted about 48 years. On the early afternoon of June 25, 1959, the entire interior of the church collapsed in flames.

The fire began a little after 11 a.m. At 11:30 a.m., Father Francis McCourt, pastor, was talking on the rectory telephone when he glanced out the window and saw smoke pouring through the roof of the church. The week before a fundraising effort for a new roof had yielded $2,000. Several neighbors saw the smoke and turned on the fire alarm. Finding the phone lines jammed and not being able to get through to the fire department, Father McCourt grabbed a fire extinguisher and ran to the church. Mr. H.S. Viner, who lived nearby, hooked up a garden hose. The fire department finally arrived and brought the blaze under control, preventing it from spreading to the rectory only a few feet away. The result of recent rains and dampness of the area helped contain the fire. The new fire resistant roof kept the flames contained to the inside, as the exterior remained intact. The building was a total loss, and it came just one day after the great feast of St. John the Baptist, patron saint of the church. Father McCourt, with the help of a few neighbors, managed to salvage a few items from the fiery (Continued on page 10)

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rubble, including sacred vessels and vestments. Only $12,000 of the loss was covered by insurance. It was estimated that $35,000 $50,000 was needed to rebuild. The rectory was untouched by the fire, but what remained inside the church were mostly blackened pews and twisted shingles and all the smashed boards of the collapsed roof. The organ, a gift from Abbott Haid, was demolished. From its tower over the entrance, the bell tore loose and crashed onto the front steps. Then it mysteriously disappeared and no one to this day knows what happened to it. The fire was stated to be of undetermined origin. But one report cited that it was due to faulty wiring in the organ loft. After the fire The rectory was used for Sunday Mass after the fire, and two Protestant churches nearby also offered the use of their facilities. This is how the rectory served its parishioners for the next three years. An altar was erected in the sun porch. The congregation gathered in the living room and dining room; when summer brought more visitors, the hall and vestibule were also filled for Mass.

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Rebuilding the church From the ashes of the fire came many friendly community gestures. Offers of money, materials and personal help flowed in from local churches, organizations and individuals throughout Tryon. Ladies at the Holy Cross Episcopal Church spent hours sewing draperies for the rectory. Burt Hopkins, of Holy Cross, made good use of his workshop at home to build an altar for the rectory for offering Mass. Fundraising efforts began immediately, with the Ladies Altar Society, parishioners, friends and a contribution of $10,000 from the Catholic Extension Society all helping in the construction of the new church. The Ladies Altar Society also donated $250 for a new altar. Plans for the new building were drawn up by Ernst A. Benkert, for-

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merly of Chicago. He also designed the Tryon Fine Arts Center. One of the many innovations that Mr. Benkert introduced was the lighting. Natural lighting was produced on the altar by an array of glass panels installed in the roof directly overhead. Attached to the wall near the stairs to the choir loft is a plaque in memory of his granddaughter, Ann Kyle Benkert, who died in infancy, on January 4, 1962, when the new church was under construction. General contractor for the new church was Charles A. Lankford. Local labor and local building materials were used to the maximum extent possible throughout the construction. There was a groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 24, 1961. The baptismal font, altar, altar railing, pews and all the cabinets in the sacristy were designed by Mr. Benkert and crafted by Leonard Porter. Retaining walls were laid by R.M.Searcy, using stones gathered from the Pacolet River. Vollmer Nurseries did the landscaping. Total cost for the new church was $60,000. The debt was retired in 1965. New rectory purchased The old rectory soon fell into disrepair. It never recovered from the extraordinary use it received in the three years use for Mass when it served as a parish church. It was taken down in 1967 when the present rectory was purchased by Msgr. Peter McNerney, who became the first pastor to reside in the new rectory. He had previously lived in the parish hall for a few months as the old rectory had become uninhabitable. Dedication of the new church was on Aug. 4, 1962. Mass was celebrated by Bishop Vincent Waters of Raleigh. Later a communion supper became the first planned event held in the parish hall. Mrs. John H. Duffy was the hostess. Father Kerin was a host to the other visitors who received a detailed look at the new church during an open house on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 5. (Continued on page 11)

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• St. John’s (continued from page 10)

A new inscription was added later to the 1911 cornerstone with the name of the church and the initials O.P.M.(Omnia per Mariam) - All through Mary - the motto of Bishop Waters. There was some fear that the stone might crack at that time. Church bells were expensive but a single bell was installed as a 75th anniversary gift and dedicated on Sunday, June 15, 1962. Sealed inside the cornerstone are copies of the Tryon Daily Bulletin for Sept. 22 and 28, 1961, which contain photos and stories on the groundbreaking. Also there are portions of the Charlotte Observer and Philadelphia Catholic, both for Aug. 4, 1961, along with a medal of St. Benedict. Renewed growth St. John’s became an active parish. The oldest organization is the Ladies Altar Guild. By 1946 membership grew to 18 - which was a substantial number for a parish that drew fewer for Sunday Mass. The guild of ladies was recognized upon the completion of the new church in 1962 with Mrs. Robert Shafer as its president. Mrs. Duffy was vice-president, Mrs. Lester Huton was secretary, and Mrs. Helen Andrews was treasurer. In addition to maintaining the altar, providing flowers, conducting frequent coffee hours after Sunday Mass and supervising social activities as well as opening a telephone communication chain, the guild sponsored and held an annual bazaar. Held in late October, the bazaar featured a variety of handcrafted items made by the guild members. This event attracted people throughout the Tryon area and Landrum and Columbus and provided an important source of revenue for the church needs. A men’s club was organized in 1984. John O’Conner was elected president, Joseph Hughes was secretary and John Moran was the program chairman. The club was dissolved in 1985. A parish council was recognized and expanded in 1982. With Father Morse and Father Gavigan,

the council brought about a reconditioning of the church grounds, including major improvements to the parking area (the upper lot was formerly unpaved and without steps or a railing). New and brighter light for the church interior was installed, a new rood, upgrading of kitchen facilities in the parish hall, and renovations in the rectory were all addressed. A fourfold increase in offertory contributions made all these improvements possible. Community outreach programs to serve the needy included the establishment of a food bank and the distribution of clothing. Parish ministry was extended to those who were home bound and shut-ins, and pastoral visits to all parishioners were 90 percent complete. The pastors of St. John’s have always helped advance ecumenism in part through membership in the Tryon Ministerial Association. One result of these efforts in 1985 was the appearance of Father Richard Murphy, O.P., a Biblical scholar and one of the translators of the New American Bible. Father Murphy presented the parish with a well-received series of lectures at the Tryon Presbyterian Church. Religious study programs have been strengthened at St. John’s under the leadership of Bruce Haslett, education chairman of the council, working with Father Morse and Father Gavigan. The programs enrolled some 25 young people. For adults, the parish offered a Catholic inquiry class and a class in Bible study. In the liturgical ministry of St. John’s the parish enjoyed the support of a senior choir, three organists, seven altar servers, 11 Eucharistic ministers, 18 readers and 19 ushers. Nearly every member of the parish registered for service of some kind, liturgical or others. As of 1986, the parish registry listed more than 180 households, representing more than 300 individuals plus 35 floating members. The outlook for a continued increase at this time was favorable as St. John’s became a growing parish and there was a rapid expansion of the Universal Catholic Church in the Carolinas.



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The Polk County Board of Commissioners will travel on Tuesday, Sept. 6 to holds its first meeting of September at the Pea Ridge Community Center. The regular meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the community center, located at 207 Big Level Road. The meeting has been changed to Tuesday because of the Labor Day holiday. Commissioners decided last year to travel throughout the county for meetings every three months. Tuesday’s meeting will be the third time this year the board has traveled. Meetings were held previously this year in Green Creek and Saluda with others planned in all the townships. Commissioners will discuss several topics in Pea Ridge, includ-

rural operating assistance program • Recognizing the finance officer for a certificate of excellence • Fire district insurance rating maps • A recycling report for fiscal year 2011 • Possible abandonment of a portion of Hugh Champion Road • The possibility of adding Winter Dr., Deerfield Dr. and Lighthouse Dr. in the Silver Creek Community to the state maintenance system • A human service building change order • The possibility of declaring a 2006 transportation van as surplus • Volunteer board appointments to the appearance commission, the Columbus Fire Tax Commission and the transportation advisory board The board will also hear citizen comments.

Spartanburg County issues alert on car break-in crime 112 vehicle breakins since Aug. 15 by Leah Justice

The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office has issued a crime alert regarding a rash of vehicle break-ins throughout the county since Aug. 15, 2011. One car break-in was reported between Aug. 30 and Aug. 31 on Howard's antiques - Page 12 Mountain View Road in Landrum. The victim reported that an unknown subject came onto his property and entered his truck and took a silver chain with a silver dollar charm, approximately $100 in coins and keys, according to sheriff’s office reports. Other car break-ins have occurred throughout Spartanburg

County, with the sheriff’s office urging residents to keep vehicles locked at all times. Of the 61 reported cases involving 112 vehicles, 81 vehicles had been left unlocked, according to the sheriff’s office. The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office advised residents always to lock their vehicle no matter where it is parked, never leave items of value inside vehicles, report any suspicious activity to local law enforcement immediately and park vehicles in an area that is well lighted during hour of darkness. Anyone with any information about the recent series of car breakins is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1.888.CRIME.SC.

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“PAC Buffalo,” by Philip Dusenbury, will be one of the items in the silent auction at the Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) benefit Friday, Sept. 9 and Saturday, Sept. 10. (photo submitted)

Dusenbury buffalo to be auctioned at PAC Horse Show It isn’t often that an original Dusenbury sculpture is made available at auction. On Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9 - 10, at the Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) benefit September Spectacular Horse Show at Harmon Field, the “PAC Buffalo” created by world class local artist Philip Dusenbury will headline the silent auction. Held in the Harmon Field Cabin from 1 p.m. on Friday until 7 p.m. Saturday, the silent auction will feature such items as spa treatments, equine chiropractic services, glorious wine baskets, jewelery, art and much more. The “PAC Buffalo,” which PAC had commissioned as a symbol of how natural resources can diminish in a short period of time, will be offered with a minimum bid of $2,500. The artist, whose work is owned and exhibited throughout the United States (exercise guru Richard

Simmons is a collector), is well known for developing his unique sculptural style and technique. “We hope that someone special will acquire the ‘PAC Buffalo,’” says PAC Executive Director Sally Walker. “It is both a beautiful work of art and a reminder of how important it is to value our natural resources.” The September Spectacular Horse Show will be held at Harmon Field Friday through Sunday. PAC will host a Saturday evening derby dinner in conjunction with the Vic Bailey Subaru Hunter Derby event. Tickets for the dinner may be purchased ahead of time at PAC, or at the horse show office. Other horse show sponsors include the Gold Exchange in Lynn, and Little Mountain Farm Supply. For further information, contact PAC at 828-859-5060. – article submitted by Sally Walker



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THANK YOU MIKE! It was a pleasure to work with you through Carolina Pin-Hi Golf Range. You will be missed! - Bill Crawford P.S. See you in the October Tournament!

Sat. Sept. 3rd, 8am - until. Lots of items including kayak, some furniture, and new items from gift shop clothing. Throws, wineglasses, gift baskets, etc. Low prices, great Christmas gifts. 164 Broadway Ave in Tryon.

PROFESSIONAL PRESSURE WASH. We wash homes, decks, roofs, exterior/interior of gutters, etc. Also seal or stain wood. Excellent references! For free on-site estimate, call 828-894-3701.

Hiring Diesel Mechanics for Simpsonville, SC. Competitive pay & benefits. 100% Employee -owned! Reefer experience a plus. 1-877- 600- 2121.

Yard Sales

Yard Sale, Sat. Sept. 3, 8 a.m.2 p.m. 114 Royal Troon (L.O.T.) Bike, quilt rack, porcelain table, a few clothes, purses, and so much more. Come check it out!

Take your health to the next level. Retired chiropractor, REIKI Master, Healing Touch, muscle testing accupressure, etc. Free consultation. Dr. Chuck Whalen 828.393.7581

1st time Garage Sale, Sept. 2nd and 3rd, 8am - 1pm. 45 Henderson Rd. (Corner of Peniel & Henderson. No GPS.) Horse tack & supplies, English & Western clothes, women's clothes, shoes, boots, coats, exorcize equipment, electronics, dressage letters & holiday items. Everything including the bathroom sink. Columbus, NC - 3300 Hwy 108 E. Fri, Sat, Sun, & Mon. 9am 5pm. 1930 Ford Model A, restored; 1990 Pontiac Firebird, T Top, V8, automatic; 23ft. enclosed trailer; Leer Camper top; Commercial air compressor; Antique guns; Knives; Tools, tires, wheels, helmets, jewelry, glassware, and misc. household. Community Yard Sale sponsored by Family Dollar of Tryon. Saturday, Sept. 3, 6am to 1pm. Free table space. Snow cones and hot dogs will be sold. Family Dollar will be having their SUMMER SIDEWALK SALE. Everyone is welcome. Garage Sale 9/3 and 9/4 (9am - 4pm) NO early birds. 356 Green Hills Rd., Mill Spring. (Lake Adger) Loft bed, home theater system, pool, clothes, toys, and much more! Garage Sale: Fri and Sat, 8am until. Lots of new items added. Rain or shine. 25 Phillip St. (Holly Hill Subdivision.) Sale Fri (12pm - 5pm) & Sat (8am until). Collectables, tools. 690 S. Peak St., Columbus. (Right turn at Bank of America, go approx. 1 mi.) Sat. Sept 3rd on Erskine Rd. at the storage building. 8am until. Cancel if rain. Yard Sale Saturday, Sept 3rd 9am - 2pm in Columbus at Durham's Storage behind BiLo. Antiques, Collectibles, Linens, Furniture, Books, Misc. (No early birds, please. Canceled if Rain.)

Services BAS LANDSCAPING, over 15 yrs experience. Grading, clearing, bushhogging & all types Lawncare. Best Price Guarantee! 864-303-4051 COMPLETE PAINTING SERVICES. Yoder Painting is fully insured, including worker's comp. No job too large. Call 828-894-5094. CONLON TREE CARE Quality tree work at reasonable prices. Pruning, removals, chipping, log splitting. Free estimates, references. INSURED, EXPERIENCED AND RELIABLE. Call Tom at 828-863-4011. EXTREME MOWING Small trees, brush, kudzu, privett. Acreage, lots, ditches, ponds & fence rows 864-415-2185 Former caregivers of Margaret Dick looking for work 24/7. References available. 828- 8170457 or 828- 817- 1331. ISABELL CONSTRUCTION CO, Design/ build specialists, new homes, over 30 years experience. Room additions, home repairs and remodeling, basement waterproofing. LICENSED NC CONTRACTOR. Call 828 - 817 9424. Let over 17 years of experience sweep you into a clean home or office. Customized to your personal needs. Reasonable, reliable, references, FREE est. 828-393-7581. MARANATHA PAINTING AND PRESSURE WASHING. Over 22 years experience with local references. $15.00 an hr or by price. 828 - 817 - 9207. Mowing/ bush hogging work. Small or large jobs. (864) 457 6817. References available.

THE SIGN SHOP. Custom Signs for Home, Farm & Business. Signs, Banners, Vehicle Lettering, Magnetics, Logo Design, Home Decor. 828-335-3177/835-C N Trade St., Tryon, NC

Lawn Care LANDSCAPING Lawn maintenance, landscape design & lighting, mulching, retaining walls, paver walkways, drainage work. 828-223-5198

Help Wanted BARN HELP wanted at small dressage facility in Green Creek. Horse exp. necessary. Duties include turn out stalls/grooming. 828.863.4666 CNA needed for a special client. Tube feeding and lift exp. a plus. CNA II pref. but will train CNA I. Must have NC CNA licence & 1 yr. exp. Please call Arcadia Home Care at 828 277 - 5950. Experienced Sewers/ Customer Service/ Sales Rep/ Data Entry/ Weavers/ Rapier - Loom Fixer. 8am - 4pm, M-F. Clean criminal background check and drug test required. Please apply in person: 556 Oak St. (Across from Sisk Family Ford.) Forest City, NC. Ph: (828) 247 - 1103.

Help Wanted First Baptist Church of Tryon is seeking an experienced Organist. This is a permanent/ part time position. Please send resume and references to

Live in companion for elderly woman in Campobello. Salary negotiable. References required. Please call (864) 457 4507.

MARKETING CONSULTANT The Tryon Daily Bulletin seeks two talented professionals to join our team. Qualified applicants should be goal-oriented, team players, well-organized and trainable. The ability to sell across several different media platforms is essential. We provide an aggressive commission and bonus plan, fun working atmosphere and the opportunity for growth within the company. Possible full-time position for the right person. To apply please EMAIL a resume, cover letter and earnings expectations using MARKETING CONSULTANT in the subject line to: No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted directly for interviews. Short Order Cook. Small kitchen, limited menu. Breakfast biscuits, hamburgers, hot dogs, other sandwiches. Other duties include: take orders, keep kitchen clean and organized, order food and supplies, create other menu items. Morning shift at first, will change to afternoon. Experience a must. Submit application or resume. Interviews by appointment. Tryon Food & Fuel. 3950 Lynn Rd, Tryon. Weaver or Fixer needed for a Jacquard weaving operation. Must be flexible and have good attitude. At least 3 years weaving or fixing experience recommended. Please apply in person at 81 Skylar Road, Lynn NC or email resume to No phone calls, please. White Oak Manor, Tryon - currently has opening for Ward Clerk: weekends only, 12pm 8pm. Licensed Med Tech/ CNA: part - time, must be available to work first or second shift. Licensed CNA: weekends only, all shifts. Apply in person @ 70 Oak St., Tryon. EOE

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Help Wanted Arts organization seeking three persons for part-time employment: one co-office administrator, two directors. The applicant must have skills in one or more of the following areas: events coordination, course/workshop development, office administration, website design, marketing, grant writing, fund-raising, computer skills, good, mature interpersonal skills. Applications will be accepted until Monday, September 12th. Please send a resume to: Arts at Tryon Daily Bulletin, 16 Trade St, Tryon, NC.

Homes For Rent 3BR 2BA fully renovated home, hardwood floors, large fenced in yard on 4 acres. 3 miles to Landrum. $875/mo. Alpha Property Management. (864)243-6453. 3BR 2BA on horse farm in Green Creek. Fenced in yard, pets welcome. Horses possible. Available pasture for horses. $700/mo 817 - 4970. For Rent - House in Columbus N.C. Great location. Close to town, I-26 and Hwy. 74. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, wood floors and carpet. All appliances, central heat, wood burning fireplace and central A/C, 2 car garage, 1 car carport, front porch and patio, easy maintenance yard and quite neighborhood. $800 per month, $300 security deposit. call 828 - 899 - 4040. FOR RENT TRYON: Furnished, spacious cottage. Living/dining room, wood-burning fireplace. Fully equipped kitchen, laundry room, carport. Nestled in beautiful Gillette Woods near library, churches and PO. $800 mo. Call 828-859-5175. Saluda 3BR 2BA, very nice executive home overlooking lake. 1900 sq. ft. 2 car garage, fireplace. Easy access to I26. $1100/mo. Mountain Life Realty & MGMT Inc. (888)444 5838.

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A wonderful in town established neighborhood, and the privacy of an acre of mature woods define the setting for this 1600 sq. ft. 3BR/2BA quality home. On this quiet cul de sac, you'll enjoy a one floor lifestyle with the large living and dining areas with a brick fireplace; bedrooms with roomy walk in closets, and an eat in kitchen. Lovely woodland views from every window! Beautiful oak hardwood floors throughout. A large screened in porch, an attached carport, with extra parking available, and a basement with plenty of room for storage or workshop complement with this offering. The reliability of ALL NEW includes: the roof, high efficiency HVAC, fridge, dishwasher, water heater, and a fresh repaint in every room. New 200 amp service. With your washer/ dryer & utilities hook up, you're done. Immaculate, and ready to move in immediately! FOR LEASE: INCLUDE AT NO CHARGE are: All landscaping and grounds maintenance, and more. Pets? Please inquire. $895/mo. Call 828 - 808 3089.

LANDRUM/CAMPOBELLO APARTMENT FOR RENT 2BR/2BA, appliances, mountain and country views, convenient to interstate, two levels, cathedral ceiling, deck. $695/mo plus security deposit. Call 864-590-7444.

For Rent: 2BR 1BA house, Central heat & air, large deck, washer & dryer. Water & lawn care included. $600/mo. 204 Grady Ave., Tryon.References & deposit required. (864) 404 7216. Saluda 3BR 2BA, very nice double wide mobile on 100 acres in a park - like setting. Easy access to I26. $800/mo - includes water. Mountain Life Realty $ MGMT Inc. (888) 444 5838. Unique studio, cedar - shank cabin for rent in quiet Landrum neighborhood. Energy efficient home ideal for 1 - 2 people. $400/mo + deposit. Possible lease to own. 828 -329 -9154.

Apartments Appliances, wd floors, parking, central H&A: 1 BR, 1BA, Godshaw Hill - $550- $570.; Entrance Cliffs of Glassy Utilities paid, $795: 864-895-9177 or 864-313-7848 Beautiful 2BR 2BA apartment. Living room, dining, library, hardwood floors, updated kitchen, restored. $750/ mo, includes heat & hot water. (864) 415 3548.

Tryon - 1 bedroom, 1 bath, HW floors, Chestnut paneling, Bookshelves, heat & hotwater included.$475 call 864-415-3548 Tryon - 2 lg. bedroom, 2bath, Charming, dinning room, Living room, Library, HW Floors, heat & hotwater included $750. call 864-415-3548. TRYON -CHESTNUT St. EXCEPTIONALLY LARGE & CHARMING,2BR/2BA,WOOD FLOORS,DINNING ROOM,FAMILY ROOM.$700/mo.828-894-2029

Farms/Acreage for Rent 2/2 10 acres. Large barn, 5 stalls/ run out. On trail system. Private. $1,000/month. 894 0485 or 802-522-8899.

Roommates Female looking for female house mate to share expenses. Call (864)266 - 4578. Female roommate wanted to share house and utilities. Please call evenings. 859-0215.

Wanted to Rent Want to lease/ purchase in Polk County. House with lots of storage/ shop or warehouse with apartment. 1800 sq. ft. and up. (828) 551 - 4835.

Houses for Sale BEAUTIFUL COLUMBUS HOME for living in the country but 2 minutes from I-26. Four bedrooms (two master suites), three full baths, over 2,200 sq ft and 2+ acres. Cathedral Ceilings, Fireplace, Sunroom and deck. Visit # 22741587. Drastically reduced! $209,900. Call Janice at 864-680-6211 and make us an offer! Near Asheville NC. Owner says sell 3+acres w/1300+sf log cabin. Lg deck and porch, 3/4 loft, lots of glass, pvt wooded setting w/stream & view. EZ to finish. Now $89,900. Call 828-286-1636



DB Let T d Ads sifie ! Clas for you work Houses for Sale TWO STONE CABINS FOR SALE. Skyuka Mountain, Columbus, N.C. Larger cabin 1600 sq ft. on two floors with 3 or 4 BR and 2 bath. Smaller Cabin 600 sq ft. plus 240 sq. ft. screened porch with 2BR and 1 bath. Both cabins furnished. Spring fed swimming and fishing lake. Larger cabin $198,000, and smaller cabin $150,000, or will sell together with discount. See, m for more information, or call 864 - 430 - 6331 or 864 - 233 1815.

Houses for Sale or Rent Landrum/ Campobello 3BR 1BA house on 1acre lot. $525/mo. 864-590-7444.

Condominiums for Sale TRYON CONDO 2BR/2+BA Remodeled end unit w/frpl, 2 balconies, & full basement. Easy walk to town. MLS 483755. Preferred Realty $179,000 Call Katherine 828-817-0755

Farms, Acreage & Timber 5.46 acres Gowan's Fort, Landrum. Spectacular views of Glassy & Hogback Mtns. Corner lot on Arledge Rd. and Pardo Rd. $14,750 per acre. 864-608-9277 LAKE ADGER - ACREAGE 20.54 Ac. tract with deeded marina slip in lake, 6 acs. cleared for pasture, great mountain view, privacy $12,250 per acre. 14.77 Ac. tract with great mountain view, great neighborhood and part of Lake Adger community, great building site, interior trail system in place. $9,500 per acre. Jim Smith & Associates Inc., REALTORS (864)583 - 8150 Chuck Lowe at (864) 415 5119. WE BUY STANDING TIMBER Nothing too big or too small Call 828.287.3745 or 704.473.6501 Green River Forest Products

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Boats & Supplies

WATERFRONT LAKE ADGER Spectacular mountain and lake views, easy access to marina slip in water, wooded with cleared building site. $149,900 Jim Smith & Associates, Inc., REALTORS (864) 585-8150 or Chuck Lowe at (864)415-5119

Tracker Jon boat 14 feet with trailer. Like new 2007 model. Mercury 3.3 motor with less than 20 hours. Asking $1,700 OBO. Call (828)289-4248 or (828) 713-7752.

Mobile Home Rentals 2BR, 1BA newer mobile home in Columbus area, 8x10 storage building, washer and dryer, water and garbage included. First, last, and deposit. $450/mo. No pets. Call Gail (828)749-9819. FOR RENT IN GREEN CREEK: 2 BR 2 BA, nice mobile home on 1/2 acre lot. Garbage, grass mowing & water included $550. No pets. Call 828-899-4905


WE BUY FIRE ARMS! We buy hand guns and rifles, new and old, short and long. Call 828-395-1396 or 828-393-0067.

Toys & Games

Pool table, good condition, standard size. Includes accessories. $750. (828) 894 - 3724. Leave message.

Horses & Equipment Brenderup 2006 Baron HB horse trailer for sale. Excellent shape. Hardly used. For horses up to 18 hds or more. Call for details. (828) 863 - 2796 or (704) 608 - 1051. FLASHY PASO FINO CHESTNUT MARE with tack. Great confirmation. Plenty of spunk and endurance. Well gated. $600. Sacrifice. Must sale. 828-606-2555 Rent - barn tack room, two paddocks, 7 acres lush pasture, near Landrum. Access to SETA trails. $200 per horse if self care; max of 2 horses. Additional care negotiable. (828) 817 - 0883.

Hay, Feed, Seed, Grain NEW 2011 HAY IS HERE! With and without Alfalfa. Sale on 1 load of 2010 first cutting, Timothy Brome 10% Alfalfa, 65 lb bales, $8/bale. Located on Rt. 9So. in Pierce Plaza (near Re-Ride Shop). As always, please call...Hay, Lady! Open M-S 10a.m. 828-289-4230.

Want to Buy - Vehicles WANT TO BUY: Scrap and junk metal, junk cars and trucks. Call 828-223-0277.

Cars 1987 Mercedes Benz 260 E. Like new. 60,000 miles. $7500. 828 - 859 - 2048. 1996 Z3 BMW Roadster Convertible. Jet Black, very nice & a classic. $8450. Can be seen at Lake Lanier. 864 - 457 - 7320. 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. Automatic, 4 wheel drive, 190K miles. $3400 OBO (828)859 - 0266.

Business Directory TRYON ABC Is Extending Store Hours For All Of September!!! September Hours Will Be From 9 am - 8:30pm!! TRYON ABC Is Located At 354 S Trade St Ste C, Tryon NC Between DG & IGA. 828-859-9447.

Public Notices PUBLIC NOTICE The Town of Tryon Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. at the Tryon Fire Department, 56 West Howard Street, Tryon, NC 28782 for the purpose of approving a one time/special event alcohol permit at the Harmon Field Open Air Gym. All interested individuals are invited to attend and present their comments to the Board. Please call Town Clerk, at 828-859-6655 if you need special accommodations for the meeting.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Polk district court results In Polk County District Court convicted of driving a vehicle with held Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011 impaired equipment. Krumins was with Judge Athena F. Brooks pre- fined $40 and court costs. Robert Carl Miles Jr. was considing, 182 cases were heard. Some cases were continued, dismissed or victed of displaying a suspended license and driving a vehicle with sent to superior court. The following persons were impaired equipment. Miles was convicted of a crime (names are fined $75 and court costs. Anton L. Morris was convicted printed as they appear in court of speeding 91 m.p.h. in a 65 m.p.h. records): zone. Morris was fined $91 and Aug. 24, 2011 session court costs. Shaibu Abdulai was convicted Johnny Lee Parker was conof speeding 45 m.p.h. in a 40 m.p.h. victed of speeding 91 m.p.h. in a zone. Abdulai was fined $30 and 65 m.p.h. zone. Parker was fined court costs. $91 and court costs. Beau Justin Allen was convicted Todd Eric Phillips was conof communicating threats. Allen victed of speeding 74 m.p.h. in a 65 was sentenced to one year unsu- m.p.h. zone. Phillips was fined $30 pervised probation, a $150 fine and and court costs. court costs. Graeson Alise Rudd Court Results Doug Pritchard Andrews was was convicted convicted of of failure to aplevel 5 driving while impaired. pear on misdemeanor and driving Andrews was sentenced to one year after consuming under age 21. unsupervised probation, 24 hours Pritchard was sentenced to one of community service, a $100 fine year unsupervised probation and and court costs. court costs. Christopher Cha Booker was Keith Carlisle Sinex was conconvicted of consumption of alco- victed of resisting a public officer. hol by a 19/20 year old. Booker was Sinex was sentenced to one year fined $100 and court costs. unsupervised probation, a $50 fine Tina D. Chandler was convicted and court costs. of driving a vehicle with impaired Charles Justin Stepp was conequipment. Chandler was fined $40 victed of obstruction of justice. and court costs. Stepp was sentenced to one year Kristine Anna Crippen was unsupervised probation and court convicted of driving a vehicle with costs. impaired equipment. Crippen was Travis Wayne Stone was confined $40 and court costs. victed of speeding 92 m.p.h. in a Ladrecka Sherma Foster was 65 m.p.h. zone. Stone was fined convicted of speeding 74 m.p.h. in $92 and court costs. a 65 m.p.h. zone. Foster was fined Brett Wallace Trauth was con$30 and court costs. victed of possession of marijuana Angela Burnet Goodrich was up to ½ ounce. Trauth was senconvicted of misdemeanor larceny. tenced to one year unsupervised Goodrich was sentenced to one probation, a $100 fine and court year unsupervised probation, a costs. $150 fine and court costs. Toni Keyonna Wilkins was Randy Keith Heatherly was convicted of speeding 39 m.p.h. in convicted of carrying a concealed a 25 m.p.h. zone. Wilkins was fined weapon. Heatherly was sentenced $40 and court costs. to 12 days in jail with credit for Tracy Douglas Williams was time served. convicted of speeding 79 m.p.h. Katie Leigh Holmes was con- in a 65 m.p.h. zone. Williams was victed of possession of marijuana fined $40 and court costs. up to ½ ounce. Holmes was senMichael Todd Wolfe was contenced to 24 hours of community victed of driving while license service and court costs. (Continued on page 17) Thomas Jeffrey Krumins was

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Leothus Nathaniel ‘Pilly’ Gray

Leothus Nathaniel “Pilly” Gray, age 61, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 at the VA Medical Center in Asheville, N.C. He was the son of the late Dora Jane Ann Gray and Roscoe Miller. Leothus was born July 31, 1950 in Polk County. “Pilly,” as he was lovingly called by his family and friends, attended and graduated from Carver High School in Spindale, N.C. After graduating, he then enlisted in the U.S. Army and served four years in Germany. Leothus was a longtime member of Wheat Creek Baptist Church, where he dedicated his life as a Christian and served as a member of the board. He later became a standing member of Moores Grove Baptist Church, where he proudly served until his illness. He was a very outspoken, outgoing man who dedicated his life to Christ, his family and friends. He was employed for many years at Stonecutter Mills, Woodland Mills and later at Mohawk Industries in Landrum. Leothus served on various committees throughout his life,

but found joy and happiness in serving on the Carver High School All Class Alumni Association Committee, which allowed him to connect with old classmates, teachers and friends. Leothus leaves to cherish his memories a loving wife of 32 years, Rosa Paulette Ballenger Gray; one son, Marvin L. Godlock of Boiling Springs, S.C.; two daughters, Tamekia Gray Thompson (Keith) of Charlotte, N.C., and Yolanda Gray Pettigrew (Terence) of Wellford, S.C.; five grandchildren, India Godlock, Terence Pettigrew Jr., Isaiah Thompson, Triniti Pettigrew and Hannah Pettigrew; one sister, Ann Thompson of Greensboro, N.C.; one foster daughter, Errica Jackson Tucker of Gaffney, S.C.; one great-aunt, Josephine Gray of Forest City, N.C.; mother-inlaw Frances Ballenger of Inman, S.C.; and a host of relatives, friends and coworkers. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 3 at New Bethel AME Zion Church in Forest City at 3 p.m., with Rev. Leroy Kelly officiating. Interment will be at Wheat Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Ulysses D. Miller Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements. An online guest registry is available at

sentenced to 18 months unsupervised probation and court costs. (continued from page 16) Joel L. Grant was convicted of speeding 25 m.p.h. in a 20 m.p.h. revoked. Wolfe was sentenced to one year unsupervised probation, zone. Grant was fined $30 and court costs. a $200 fine and court costs. Shayne M. Littlejohn was In Polk County District Court convicted of h e l d F r i d a y, driving while Aug. 26, 2011 Court Results license rewith Judge Pete voked. LittleKnight presidjohn was sening, 44 cases were heard. Some cases were tenced to 12 months unsupercontinued, dismissed or sent to vised probation, a $75 fine and superior court. The following court costs. Shelly Lee McGivney was persons were convicted of a crime (names are printed as appear in convicted of level 5 driving while impaired. McGivney was court results): sentenced to 12 months unsuAug. 26, 2011 session John Clayton Gemmell was pervised probation, 24 hours of convicted of speeding 99 m.p.h. community service, a $25 fine in a 65 m.p.h. zone. Gemmell was and court costs.

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Irene damages estimated at more than $70M in N.C. Damages from Hurricane Irene likely will top $70 million in North Carolina, based on preliminary damage estimates announced by Governor Bev Perdue’s office. The governor surveyed the damage on Tuesday along with N.C. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. It was Gov. Perdue’s third day spent assessing emergency response and visiting with local officials in Eastern North Carolina, which suffered extensive flooding after receiving more than 12 inches of rain in some areas. “Thousands of families and business owners have suffered because of this storm,” said Perdue. “They are resilient. They are strong. They are determined to rebuild, and we will do everything possible to help.” So far Gov. Perdue has requested a federal disaster declaration for individual assistance for nine counties: Beaufort, Cateret, Craven, Dare, Hyde, Pamlico, Tyrrell, Halifax and Lenior. The declaration helps residents and businesses in those counties pay for uninsured damages caused by Hurricane Irene. The declaration allows the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide lowinterest loans or grants to pay for property repairs and medical costs. Secondary residences are not eligible for the federal assistance. Gov. Perdue also has requested that 20 counties be added to the state’s federal

disaster declaration request for public assistance, which would help local governments cover the expenses associated with the storm response. The 20 counties included in the request for public assistance are: Beaufort, Brunswick, Cateret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Halifax, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Tyrrell and Wilson. According to the governor’s office, seven North Carolinians died as a result of Hurricane Irene, and swift water teams conducted more than 100 rescue operations. As of Wednesday, 13 shelters were still open in the state, housing nearly 600 people. More than 135,000 homes and businesses remained without power, down from a high of 660,000 outages following the storm. The governor’s office reported that nearly 2,000 transportation crews were working to reopen blocked roads and bridges, and the N.C. Department of Transportation has been asked to devise a short-term solution to get traffic flowing in the next few weeks on N.C. 12, which was breached by a tidal surge. The N.C. Disaster Relief Fund, operated in partnership with the United Way of North Carolina, is accepting donations to provide financial assistance for hurricane survivors. Visit for more information. Evacuation orders remain in effect for Hatteras Island. However, most of the state’s other coastal communities said they

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are ready to accept visitors for the busy Labor Day weekend holiday. – source: www.governor.; press releases from 8/30/2011 and 8/31/2011 *** AAA said it expects fewer people will be traveling by air this Labor Day holiday weekend, partly because of concerns over the economy, but lower gas prices may cause more travelers to take a road trip. AAA estimated about 31.5 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more this weekend, a 2.4 percent drop from last year’s total. However, AAA estimated about 27.3 million people will travel by car, an increase of about 0.5 percent. Going into the weekend, the average cost of a gallon of gas in North Carolina was $3.57, which was down from $3.70 a month ago, but still well above the statewide average of about $2.56 a year ago. – sources:, 8/24/11; www.northcarolinagasprices. com

gas tax 3.1 cents per gallon from 31.9 cents last year. The largest rate increase this year was six cents per gallon in Oregon. Nebraska was the only state to lower its gas tax, dropping it 0.8 cents this year to 26.3 cents per gallon. The differences in state tax rates do not fully account for disparities at the pump. Although North Carolina’s gas tax is 27.5 cents per gallon higher than Georgia’s rate, average pump prices in Georgia were only five cents less than in North Carolina, based on a recent AAA survey. Georgia continues to have the lowest gas tax rate in the nation after leaving it unchanged this year at 7.5 cents per gallon. South Carolina also left its rate unchanged this year and it continues to have one of the lower rates in the nation at 16 cents per gallon. – source: www.bizjournals. com/charlotte, published 8/31/11

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*** North Carolina has one of the highest gas taxes in the country, according to an analysis by CCH Group of Illinois. CCH Group, which provides tax, accounting and auditing services, said North Carolina currently has the third-highest gas tax rate in the nation at 35 cents per gallon, and it is one of seven states that raised gas taxes this year. North Carolina trails only Washington state and California, which have rates of 37.5 cents and 35.7 cents, respectively, according to CCH Group. North Carolina increased its

*** The 41st Annual Smoky Mountain Folk Festival is returning to Lake Junaluska in North Carolina this weekend. The festival, featuring two nights of traditional Southern Appalachian music and dance, will be held on Sept. 2 - 3 in the Stuart Auditorium at Lake Junaluska, beginning at 5 p.m. Festival performers also will share their music under the big tents on the grounds of the auditorium from 5 p.m. to near midnight. In addition, a special Smoky Mountain Folk Festival show for children also will be provided under the big tents beginning at 5 p.m. All of the performances on the grounds of the auditorium are free. (Continued on page 20)



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coming in 61st with a three-year growth rate of 3,458 percent. Eight of the 13 North Carolina companies on the magazine’s list this year are from the Triangle area. Web Design of Raleigh led the group of Triangle area businesses with a ranking of 158th and a revenue growth rate of 1,836 percent. The high rankings for Triangle area businesses mirror a recent “CNN Money” listing of the top 25 counties in the nation for job growth. Wake County came in 15th in the United States on the “CNN Money” list. – sources: N.C. Department of Commerce staff,, 8/29/11; triangle

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The wide variety of performances is expected to include fiddlers, banjo players, string bands, ballad singers, buck dancers, square dance teams, folk ensembles, musicians performing on jew’s harp, bagpipes, spoons and saws and more. The Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center is located at 689 N. Lakeshore Drive, Lake Junaluska. – source:

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*** North Carolina is home to more than a dozen businesses that made the 2011 Inc. 500 list of top companies in the country. FLS Energy of Asheville was the top North Carolina company on the magazine’s list, which ranks companies based on revenue growth. FLS Energy, founded in 2006, is a solar energy generation company offering engineering, installation and financing services for commercial and utility scale thermal and photovoltaic energy systems. The company has achieved a threeyear revenue growth rate of 4,303 percent. FLS has added more than 80 employees as annual revenue has climbed in recent years to $36 million, double what it was just a year ago. FLS Energy CEO and cofounder Michael Shore said his company, started with the goal of making solar energy mainstream, has a unique business model that allows it to operate similar to a small utility. The company provides power to government offices and businesses from their rooftops. of North Carolina joined FLS this year in the magazine’s top 100,

*** The Gates Four community said it has acquired enough signatures from residents to block a planned annexation by Fayetteville that it’s been fighting for years. Gates Four joins Biltmore Lakes as one of the communities taking advantage of a new North Carolina law that allows communities to block annexations if at least 60 percent of residents in the proposed annexation area sign a petition. The Gates Four Homeowners Association said it has acquired signatures from about 80 percent of property owners. Even though it met the requirement under the state law, the county board of elections is continuing to accept signatures through November 21. The board will then review, certify and report the results to Fayetteville. The city approved in 2008 an ordinance to involuntarily annex Gates Four, a community of about 650 homes, an 18-hole golf course and a clubhouse in (Continued on page 21)

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western Cumberland County. Homeowners in Gates Four sued the city, but they have been unable to reach a successful outcome in court. The N.C. Supreme Court recently denied an appeal from the homeowners association. The association had appealed a decision by the N.C. Court of Appeals that upheld Fayetteville’s annexation ordinance. Mike Molin, secretary of the Gates Four Homeowners Association, said he expects the community will get more signatures before the Nov. 21 deadline, and he hopes an even higher percentage will send a message to Fayetteville that it should not pursue the annexation again. Under the new state, approved last year, a city must wait at least three years after a successful petition before it can pursue the annexation again. – source:, 9/1/11

lotte, where Turner worked. Turner was reportedly arguing with his boss and police were called to the store. Surveillance video shows Turner arguing with the police officer before he was shocked by the taser. The company claimed Turner had a heart condition, but the county’s medical examiner disagreed with that contention in testimony. Taser International said it plans to appeal the decision to the 4th Circuit Court if its request to overturn the verdict is not granted by the court. The Arizonabased company said it had beaten 127 cases and lost only one prior to the Turner case decision. – source:, 7/20/11

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*** The family of D a r r y l Wayne Turner of Charlotte was awarded $10 million in damages in a lawsuit stemming from a tasing incident in March 2008. The family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Taser International in 2010. A jury found Taser International was at fault because it failed to provide sufficient warning or instruction about the stun gun to Charlotte police. Turner died after going into cardiac arrest. According to court documents, an officer fired the Taser twice, holding the trigger for 37 seconds and then for five seconds. The incident took place at a Food Lion in northeast Char-

*** The town of Cornelius, N.C., is turning to iPads to help reduce the quantity of paper it uses for town meetings. Town commissioners agreed to start using iPads to replace meeting agenda packets, which often run about 200 pages long. The town of about 25,000 residents bought 16 iPads (16GB Wi-Fi) at a cost of $500 per unit. By eliminating the need to print the large agenda packets, the town expects to pay for the investment in about 1.5 years. Town manager Anthony Roberts said the town was printing about 4,000 pages for each meeting with 20 agenda packets of about 200 pages each. He said the town also is saving the time of putting the packets together, which included about eight hours each in administrative time and additional time for the police department to deliver the packets to commissioners. – source: www.nytimes. com, 7/22/11



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Skyuka Fine Art gallery in are full of life and energy.” Tryon will hold an opening Nelson said Spencer has reception for “Keith Spencer produced a striking range of - Carolina Color,” on Friday, paintings that can be found Sept. 10 from 5 - 8 p.m. in galleries and collections “Spencer’s artwork displays throughout the United States extraordinary use of color and and Europe. He has been brushwork that when combined described as “both an expresproduce a visual feast for the sive painter and a true coloreyes,” said the gallery’s Kim ist” by William Kortlander, Nelson. “In his new show, in- professor of art at Ohio State tense local as well as expressive University. It's Time to Advertise in color Our floods TenththeAnnual Christmas Catalog canvas in deliHis landscapes are frequentThe Tryon Daily Bulletin will publish its Tenth Annual Christmas on Tuesday, November 26. This cious Catalog hues. There is a boldness high-quality stand-alone section features recipes for holiday treats and a calendar of holiday events. (Continued on page 23) to his creativity and the works Call 828-859-5809 and place your ad by 4pm on Thursday, Oct. 24.

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Are you 100% sure if you died Sssshhh! Clues for TLT’s ‘Clue: the Musical’? today that you would go to Heaven? You can be sure!

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This is what the Bible tells us: By nature, your heart runs from God and rebels against Him. The Bible calls this "sin." Romans 3:23 says, "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." Yet God loves you and wants to save you from your sins. To give you this gift of salvation, God made a way through His Son, Jesus Christ. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” You receive this gift by faith alone. John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

Mr. Green. See that shifty look he’s giving you? That hint of a sneer? He’s a con artist, no doubt about it. He says he’s an entrepreneur. I’ve been told he’s a closet percussionist, but who knows what he likes to hit – and does he use a wrench or candlestick? He’s a former business partner of Mr. Boddy, and rumor has it he’s been ‘affiliated’ with Miss Scarlet if you know what I mean… I wouldn’t trust him as far as I could throw him, but you need to make up your own mind. Go see “Clue: the Musical” playing at the Tryon Little Theater Workshop, Sept. 22 - 25 and Sept. 29 – Oct. 2. The box office opens Sept. 8. For more information, call 828-859-2466 or visit

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ly done in the alla prima tradition (one sitting) and feature North Carolina and South Carolina; the mountainous upstate, where he now lives, as well as the low country surrounding Charleston. Spencer is included in the upcoming book by Edward Emory and Stephen Stinson called “Artists Among Us - 100 Faces of Art in Spartanburg,” which

will be available at Barnes and Noble as of Nov. 6. “Keith Spencer - Carolina Color” will run through Oct. 9 at Skyuka Fine Art, located on Trade Street in Tryon. Gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more information, visit, email or contact Kim Nelson at the gallery at 828-817-3783. – article submitted by Kim Nelson

Will you receive Jesus Christ right now? 1. Admit your need (I am a sinner). 2. Be willing to turn from your sins (repent). 3. Believe that Jesus Christ died for You on the cross and rose from the grave. 4. Through prayer, invite Jesus Christ to come into your heart and life through the Holy Spirit (Receive Him as Lord and Savior). If you are choosing right now to receive new life through Jesus Christ, pray this prayer. Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. In Jesus Name, Amen This is just the beginning of a wonderful new life in Christ. To deepen this relationship you should: 1. Read your Bible everyday to know Christ better. 2. Talk to God in prayer every day. 3. Tell others about your commitment to Christ. 4. Worship, fellowship, and serve with other Christians in a Bible-teaching church. If you have trusted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, please let us know. We want to rejoice in what God has done in your life and help you to grow spiritually. If you have questions please call:

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The Internal Revenue Service is encouraging taxpayers Sundays are for Worship! to guard against being misled by 10:00 A. M. Sunday School unscrupulous individuals trying 11:00 A. M. Joyful Worship X to persuade them to file false 6:00 P. M. Youth “Refuge” 5 claims for tax credits or rebates. Choirs for all ages The IRS has noted an inWednesday crease in tax-return-related 10:00 A.M. Bible Study & Prayer scams, frequently involving Jeffrey C. Harris, pastor unsuspecting taxpayers who Dr. Bill Rev. Henderson, Pastor in the Interim normally do not have a filing requirement in the first place. Please place picture of church over the X. These taxpayers are led to be2x2 lieve they should file a return 12/4 F tfn olumbus fficE with the IRS for tax credits, TBAP-033564 Are you wearing thick refunds or rebates for which Coke bottle lenses? they are not really entitled. Many of these recent scams Visit have been targeted in the south Edney Eye’s Opitical Boutique and midwest. to learn how high index lenses Most paid tax return preparcan make your glasses ers provide honest and profesthinner and lighter. sional service, but there are TRYonbapTisT - page Call for an appointment today! some who31 engage in fraud and 828-894-3930 other illegal activities, IRS 69 Shuford Road, Suite B • Columbus, NC officials said. Unscrupulous promoters deceive people into paying for advice on how to RichardEdney_CokeBottle [C]_117_V1a Size: 3.75” x 2.5” 1st Sept 2011 file false claims. Some promoters may charge unreasonable amounts for preparing legitimate returns that could have been prepared for free by the IRS or IRS sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance partners. In other situations, identity theft is involved. IRS officials said taxpayers should be wary of any of the following: • Fictitious claims for refunds or rebates based on excess or withheld Social Security benefits. • Claims that Treasury Form 1080 can be used to transfer funds from the Social Security Administration to the IRS enabling a payout from the IRS. • Unfamiliar for-profit tax services teaming up with local churches. • Homemade flyers and brochures implying credits or refunds are available without proof of eligibility. • Offers of free money with no documentation required. • Promises of refunds for WE WANT TO SHARE OUR CHURCH AND OUR LORD WITH YOU.


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“Low Income – No Documents Tax Returns.” • Claims for the expired Economic Recovery Credit Program or Recovery Rebate Credit. • Advice on claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit based on exaggerated reports of self-employment income. In some cases, non-existent Social Security refunds or rebates have been the bait used by the con artists. In other situations, taxpayers deserve the tax credits they are promised but the preparer uses fictitious or inflated information on the return, which results in a fraudulent return. Flyers and advertisements for free money from the IRS, suggesting that the taxpayer can file with little or no documentation, have been appearing in community churches around the country. Promoters are targeting church congregations, exploiting their good intentions and credibility. These schemes also often spread by word of mouth among unsuspecting and wellintentioned people telling their friends and relatives. Promoters of these scams often prey upon low-income individuals and the elderly. They build false hopes and charge people good money for bad advice, the IRS said. In the end, the victims discover their claims are rejected or the refund barely exceeds what they paid the promoter. Meanwhile, their money and the promoters are long gone. Unsuspecting individuals are most likely to get caught up in scams and the IRS warns all taxpayers, and those that help others prepare returns, to remain vigilant. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Anyone with questions about a tax credit or program should visit, call the IRS toll-free number at 800829-1040 or visit a local IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center.

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General Haynes making molasses in Polk County. (photo submitted by Lloyd Haynes)

Making molasses in Polk topic of PCHA meeting on Sept. 6 On Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 2:30 p.m., the Historical Association will present a program on “Making Molasses in Polk County” at the museum in Columbus, 60 Walker Street. Mabel Searcy Carlyle, Ray Hudson, Bruce Odel and Lewis Williams will be members of a panel discussing how molasses was made in the area. The panel will be moderated by Anna Conner.

Making molasses is a tradition that was passed down through many generations. At molasses-making time the entire family, along with friends and neighbors, would all pitch in to help get the job done. The panel will discuss the entire procedure from growing the cane to the final finished product. Everyone is welcome. – article submitted by Kathy Taft



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Volunteers soughtWefor Charlie put it where you want it! A.B.C. ConCrete PumPing Ward Memorial Pig OutServiCe Sept.Co.10 Concrete Placement • Walls, Slabs, Foundations, Basement Floors Ed Bottom Plans are under way for the Hwy. 176 & 14 annual Charlie Ward Memorial Landrum, SC 29356 Pig Out scheduled for Sept. 10 from 4 – 7 p.m. Donations and volunteers 2c x 1are needed. If you are interested or want to contribute, contact Judy Ward at 828-7491349 or This town BBQ was started by Charlie Ward many years

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and dance teacher, will present the evolution of the tango from its roots in Spain to the Argentine alternative sounds of today. Thursday, April 5 On April 5, writer and improvisational actress Darlene Cah will challenge the audience to put themselves on a creative edge and explore improvisation. Thursday, May 3 On May 3, renowned sculptors Dale Weiler and Stoney Lamar will examine a creative process and explore the mind of a sculptor. Weiler and Lamar are sculptors of stone and wood. Thursday, June 7 June 7, the final program of the series, will explore culinary cultures. Demonstrations and exhibitions in the “Explore the Arts” series are from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at TFAC. Light refreshments are served. Check the website at for more information, or call 828-859-8322. – article submitted by Marianne Carruth

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Celebrating agriculture at the Mill Spring Ag Center Tickets are selling out fast to The Ag Center’s second annual “Farm to Fork Supper” which celebrates the local, farm-fresh bounty of Polk County and nearby areas. The evening will be hosted on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 5:30 – 9 p.m. and features local farm fresh meats, vegetables, fruits, cheesesand artisan beverages. Open house tours, an inFARMation station, a silent auction, 50/50 raffle and live entertainment make this an annual agricultural celebration not to miss. Presenting sponsors for the event include Glenreid Farm off Chesney Hwy., providing grass-fed Boer goat and Berkshire Heritage pork. Maple Creek Farm, from Rutherford County will provide Texas Longhorn pasture-raised beef. Sweetgrass Farm in Columbus is providing free-range chicken. LEAP Farm in Mill Spring and Broken Oak Farm in Marietta, S.C will provide produce. Local goat and cow cheeses and desserts are from Harmon Dairy and Emerald Springs Farm in Green Creek. Local “Farm to Fork” restaurants like Purple Onion, Giardini, Stone Soup, Persimmon, Wildflour Bake Shop, North Trade Street Bakery, the Biscuit Wagon, Wind River Retreat and Williams Sundog Soups are preparing delicious appetizers. Other community private caterers and guests chefs include Pat Strother and Jimmie Buel. Ag Center Volunteer Day ca-

terers Maddie Ramsey, Vivianne Torrence and Peggie Armstrong have been harvesting local apples for desserts. Other contributions include Dawn Jordan, Restoration Farm and Blue Planet Organics with Vaughn Loeffler. Polk Countys’ Overmountain, Rockhouse Vineyards and Wineries and La Bouteille in Tryon are also spon-

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Polk defenders (l-r) Jacob Painter, Caleb Wilson and Damion Cantrell will have their hands full against Taylor Ledbetter and the Hilltoppers of R-S Central tonight, Sept. 2, at home. (photo by Daniel Hecht)

Wolverines take on rivals R-S Central tonight by Daniel Hecht

With an unblemished 2-0 record and a powerhouse offense that has put 38 points on the scoreboard in each of their first two games, Polk County returns home this evening, Sept. 2, to the friendly confines of the Little Big House. Tonight, the Wolverines square off against the Hilltoppers of R-S Central High School, who come into the game against Polk with a record of 1-1. The annual gridiron grudge match, now in its ninth consecutive year, has emerged into an

intense rivalry. Even though the Wolverines hold a decisive edge in the series, coming out on top in seven of the eight meetings, Polk head coach Bruce Ollis is careful to caution against overconfidence. “Though we hold a decided advantage in the series, there have been a number of very close games over the years,” said Ollis. “We expect the Hilltoppers to come to Columbus and give great effort and be very prepared. Coach Cheek will have them ready to play.” The Hilltoppers offense will

be led by 6’3”, 210 pound senior quarterback Taylor Ledbetter, an extremely accurate passer who throws the deep ball very well, and 5’10”, 225 pound senior fullback Cameron Green, who is a threat on the ground as well as one of the team’s leading receivers. Other offensive standouts that will test the Wolverine defense include juniors Devante Austin and Dustin Atchley, who are expected to play at both wingback and tailback. The Wolverines offense will be led by sophomore Reece

Schlabach, who will start again at quarterback as first team QB Alec Philpott continues to nurse a separated shoulder. Polk County’s ability to put points on the scoreboard will be tested tonight by a very athletic Hilltoppers secondary, led by defensive backs Sharod Hines, Jahri Miller and Johnny Hunt, who figure to match up well against the speedy trio of Cary Littlejohn, Tyler Ridings and Joel Booker. The action kicks off at 7:30 this evening at Polk County High School.

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Landrum eighth-grader ties national bench pressing record John David Edwards (J.D.) of Landrum shows off the trophy he won in the Iron Boy Powerlifting Federation. J.D., who is in the eighth grade this year, benched 140 pounds, which tied the national record set in 2004 in the 12-13-year-old age group for the 132 pounds weight class. J.D. just started lifting weights this past December and could barely lift 70 pounds and as of today can bench 150 pounds. His goal is to be benching 200 pounds by the time he reaches the ninth grade next year. He is the son of David and Pallas Edwards of Landrum.His grandparents are Mike and Peggy McCallister of Columbus and Danny and Myrna Edwards of Tryon. (photo submitted by David Edwards)

Landrum meets Chesnee tonight in first home game by Joey Millwood

The Landrum football team will play its home opener tonight., Sept. 2. The Cardinals are coming off a big road win against Traveler’s Rest last week and are hosting a Chesnee team that lost to Chase (N.C.). The Cardinals won last week despite four first half turnovers, and that’s something that head coach Russell Mahaffey has been working on this week. That’s a focus for the Cardinals, who are looking to start the season 2-0. “We have to play mistake-free football and cut out the turnovers,” Mahaffey said. “We have to play until the whistle blows.” The Cardinals were led by dual threat quarterback Brandon Cannon on offense. Cannon ran for three touchdowns and threw a touchdown to wide receiver Pey-

“We have to play mistakefree football and cut out the turnovers. We have to play until the whistle blows.” -- Landrum head coach Russell Mahaffey

ton McCarter. T.J. Fincher, a Polk County transfer, led the team on defense with double-digit tackles. The Eagles lost to Chase on Friday night. Chase had four interceptions en route to a 35-14 win. The Eagles run a spread offense and are led by sophomore quarterback Chase Turner. On defense they play a 3-4 set with four deep. That might benefit Cardinal quarterback Cannon, who amassed 161 yards on the ground to go along with 192 yards through the air. The Cardinals and Eagles will kick off at 7:30 p.m.

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Preparations have begun for get shot down, but I also felt my mother’s birthday, more secretly bad that he was going than likely to be held at a favor- to suffer such an awful end.” 2x1 ite inn near Saluda in October. Taking a sip of tea she would tu, f I shall probably be scolded add, “And I remember walking for telling you that she will with my father and looking soon turn 90 years of age. up in the sky at a biplane and It’s astonishing, really, saying to him, ‘It looks as if when I think of what she and, it’s just hanging still in the air,’ also, my father, who died four and he would laugh and say, ServiceMaster of months short of his 90th, wit- ‘don’t be fooled: that plane’s Polk County nessed within their lifetimes: probably going as fast as 150 CARPET CLEAN the advent of flight from fragile miles per hour.’ And I rememING • Upholstery Cleaning 4 Rooms biplanes to the ber thinking, 5 Rooms • Fire & Water Space Shuttle, imag& Hall “I’m Just ‘Gosh, & Hall Damage rickety motorine going that Saying…” fast!’” • Smoke/Odor cars to today’s Removal g l e a m i n g , My father, * Some restriction s apply. by Pam Stone aerodynamic always one to • Mold Remediation machines with prefer memoin-board navigational sys- ries of a cruder nature, enjoyed tems, party-line telephones telling the tale of his first job to Iphones ... the list goes on in Bavaria, delivering beer for and on. his father, a brewmeister, by Being quite a late-life baby horse and cart, trundling down and a surprise at that, I was hillsides in freezing weather, always keenly aware that my the only warmth coming from parents were far older than the repeated steams of broken those of my friends. wind emanating from the horse, Add to the mix that they Fritzi. were European and couldn’t It makes sense now as to understand the crush of not why he was absolutely enmaking the high school drill chanted with the moon landing team (“The Drill what?”) or in 1969. Vividly, I remember any other element of pop cul- watching that with the rest of ture, particularly a desire to eat the family in my aunt’s London a greasy, fast food hamburger, drawing room while visiting. The black and white images 0tfn3tuemade - pagea7 gawky teenager feel somewhat adrift. remain etched into my mind However, every now and along with my father taking then, things would come up in me later outside into the rear conversation that, even at that walled garden and pointing to age, I knew were exclusive to the moon saying nearly revertheir generation and heritage. ently, “Do you see that? Do “Oh, yes,” Mom would sigh, you realize that men are walkhelping me with my history ing on that right this moment?” homework regarding World However, for a child who War II. “I remember quite well was experiencing her childstanding on the beach in Eng- hood at the height of these gloland with my girlfriends and rious undertakings, I couldn’t watching the dog fights in the understand the significance of sky between our boys and the what I was seeing. Germans. We’d always cheer when we saw a German plane (continued on page 33)


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Foothills Humane Society (FHS) is having a day of celebration and fun entitled “Happy Tails” on Sunday, Sept.18. Happy Tails is a day to recognize all adopted dogs that have found new homes over the years. Everyone is invited to attend an afternoon of poochfocused activities. There will be a benefit walk at FENCE at 3381 Hunting Country Road in Tryon. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and the walk begins at 1:30 p.m. After the walk there will be activities set up for the dogs and dog owners. They can enjoy an introduction to agility, kiddie pools,

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soring the event. The Center is asking guests to bring your own unique soup bowl that you are willing to leave behind for the Ag Center to use for future events. No plastic or resin plates, please. The Center has metal folding chairs for about half the crowd. If you have a chair you would like to bring and donate, it’s much appreciated. Open House that evening is from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 - 9 p.m. is the supper, auction,

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After all, my world was surrounded with passenger jets, television, ‘hi-fi’ stereos and, best of all, The Beatles. I imagine my less than enthusiastic response of, “Yeah, that’s neat,” must have been somewhat wounding. But life has a way of bopping one on the head with the irony of those recollections. I’m now only a few years younger than my Dad was in 1969 and to me, wonders never cease, which is why I

treat stations, loose leash walking seminars, raffle prizes and more. There will be a variety of vendors and booths set up including a microchip clinic, doggie painting, pet sculptures, doggie books and much more. Non-FHS pets are welcome as well. Please have all dogs on a leash. This is a rain or shine event. Foothills Humane Society is is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation organized in 1957. It is the only open-admission companion animal sheltering organization in the area. - article submitted by Joyce Cox

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had a marvelous chuckle at the feed store when a young man, perhaps 23 or so, was loading my truck while we discussed, “the problem with kids today.” “My little boy takes everything for granted!” he exclaimed, wiping his brow with his cap. “And I had to tell him, ‘you know, son, telephones didn’t always have cameras in them and you couldn’t get the Internet on them, neither. In fact, I remember my first cell phone when I was just a kid...” The fascination between the generations; some things never change.

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“Happily we bask in this member that day! warm September sun, Which Good neighbors range from illuminates all creatures...” next door to a pasture over that - Henry David Thoreau way, to across town, or out in September brings yellow the bushes, down the mountain, buses, cool misty mornings etc. draped in spider lace sparkles, Many times I’ve thought the apples ripening on bending tree blessings of living in a wonbranches, a sense of nature’s derful area where folks care turning. about each other. If something Old timer’s disease appears bad happens, there they are. to be my middle name lately. It’s been one of my jokes that One morning, I loaded my car everyone knows what car you with lunch, purse, sculpture, drive, your dog’s name and clay works to be fired in the what you’re having for supper Tryon Painters and Sculptors before you do. (TPS) kiln, and stuck a small Yet, there’s a degree of repainting on the roof while spect and kindness in that nostruggling to get tion. If a white heavier pieces Saluda van parks outpacked. ArrivNews & side the house, ing in Tryon, it my neighbor Notations checks to make dawned on me that the paintby Bonnie Bardos s u r e i t ’s n o t ing had not come Jack the Ripalong. What was that suspicious per. I keep an eye out for oththud I heard leaving Saluda? Vi- ers, too. Performing house and sions of matchsticks under car plant checks, snake removal, wheels arose. you name it, or being a listening Returning home that eve- ear for those who show up on ning, there was a message from the front porch, brushing along neighbors Margaret and Bill fragrant boxwoods. Holbert. Bill found the painting Just this week, one neighbor in the ditch near his paperbox was caulking my bathroom on and saved it. his birthday; others offering Years ago, when I adopted rides to medical appointments Pooh from Shar-Pei rescue, and hugs. Flowers, veggies, he was a curious pup, forever newspapers appear at the door. sticking his snout in the wrong Neighbors down the mountain things. One day he got loose, took me to dinner at the Tea and headed over to the Holberts’ House, a real treat. What a repasture: where bee hives line minder that we’re connected in the edge. Pooh headed out to this world, and small things are pasture, the cows giving him greatest. They really are. Love funny looks and wondering if he your neighbor! was a pig or bear cub. Anything Watch for Joni Rauschenthat silly looking couldn’t be a bach’s wine/beer shop opening IM HOMAS threat! representing people, not properties beside Wildflour Bakery with Down the hill toward the fresh coffee, antiques and inbees Pooh joyfully trotted, ternet. Wine and delicious bread just as his namesake did in sound like a picnic treat! the Hundred Acre Wood. My Saluda’s annual Charlie IM HOMAS heart stopped: we cajoled and Ward Memorial Pig Out at Mcrepresenting people, not properties pleaded, treats in hand, leash Creery Park is September 10, ready to collar the escapee. To 2011 from 4 to 7. Contact Judy this day, I still don’t know how Ward at 828-749-1349 if you Pooh escaped a bee attack, other want to help or need info. than they sensed his innocence Saluda Community Land and overlooked the intrusion. (continued on page 35) I think the Holberts still re-


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Summer Tracks continues in Tryon Summer Tracks season continues at Rogers Park in Tryon with The Firecracker Jazz band performing tonight, Sept. 2nd at 7 p.m. The Firecracker Jazz Band ( revitalizes the energy of the roots of Jazz. With sounds of Dixieland and New Orleans, they pay homage to greats such as Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong and Bix Beiderbeck. People of all ages respond to the upbeat styles of Firecracker, featuring stride piano, trumpet, tuba, trombone, guitar, banjo and drums. The six band members are Je Widenhouse (trumpet and cornet), Earl Sachais (trombone), Andrew Fletcher (piano), Hank Bones (guitar, banjo), Russ Wilson (drums) and Rick Neiman (tuba). Je Widenhouse did time in the 90s with the Squirrel Nut

Zippers. Earl Sachais has performed with the Tommy Dorsey Band and has backed Barbara Streisand and Sammy Davis Jr. Hank has played for The Platters and Bill Haley’s Comets. Russ Wilson drives the band’s energy in the style of Gene Krupa. Rick Neiman has performed with The Guy Lombardo Band and The Henry Mancini Orchestra. Due to rain on Aug. 12, we have rescheduled Gigi Dover & The Big Love and Bob Sinclair to perform on Sept. 16. For more information about Summer Tracks and the performers, contact Polk County Travel and Tourism at 800-440-7848 or 828-894-2324 and visit www. or the Tryon events website www.tryonevents. org. - article submitted by Peter Eisenbrown

Upcoming events at The Sanctuary of Seven Good Days The following is a list of events at The Sanctuary of Seven Good Days, 200 Kelsey Lane in Mill Spring. Sept 4 - Sept 18: Sunday morning celebration from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Celebrations are held the first and third Sunday of the month. Celebration is followed by light refreshment and fellowship. Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 18: Silent

meditation. Quiet mind chatter by listening to your inner voice. Meditation is from 4 – 5 p.m. Sept. 24: Autumn equinox festival. Global visualization, music, drumming and fire ceremony. Appearances by Demeter, Persephone and the Green Man. Please bring healthful dish to share. - article submitted by Barbara Amendola

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Whenever we speak of “water One thing is very important. rich” foods, we’re really talking Make sure you chew your fruits more about fruits and vegetables. and vegetables very well. Even Other foods do contain vary- more than you think you should. ing amounts of water, but not The reason for this is that fruit and in amounts large enough to be vegetable cells have something considered “water rich.” Milk for around them called a “cell wall.” example, consists of mostly water, These cell walls are made up of but does not behave in our bodies something called “cellulose.” Celthe same way water from fruits and lulose is microscopically like little vegetables. bits of wood. We can digest it some, First, let’s explore what water but not very well. actually does in our body. Think of By chewing more we break each cell in your body as a house. open these plant cells so we can This means that a patch of tissue get the nutrients, and more of the would be like a neighborhood. water that’s inside them. I recomBy the way, the human body mend that a person’s diet consist contains 50 trillion cells. “That’s of 65 percent to 70 percent fruits 50 million million.” Each one of and vegetables, and because of the these cells, or “houses” is healthy, amount of sugars in fruits, most sturdy, and there’s lots of activity should come from vegetables. going on in them, because much When it comes to drinking walike our homes, cells have many ter, there is a caution. Drinking a different activities going on inside very large amount in one sitting can them all the time. be very dangerCells have litDiet & Exercise ous. If you were to tle organs called by David Crocker sit and drink two “organells,” each gallons of water with a specific function. The cells at one time, it could kill you by in our bodies undergo daily “res- making your brain swell. piration” where they use glucose, You could break up your water amino acids, fatty acids and other intake throughout the day, just elements. There is also something make sure to get adequate electhat takes place in these cells or trolytes like potassium, calcium, “homes,” no matter what kind, and some sodium, because too size, or shape…the trash has to be much water consumption will flush taken out. these out. These electrolytes carry Even though your cells may be the electrical charges that enable healthy, waste products do accumu- muscles to contract, and without late, and we need to get this “trash” them muscles can “miss fire,” and out of there. The way we do that is cramp. I suggest adding an extra with “water.” Now while drinking fruit or vegetable to each meal a water helps, it’s not enough. The day. It will definitely improve your way I explain it to clients is this. health. “Just drinking water is like having Fitness or nutrition question? a thirsty pet, and instead of offering Email me at dwcrocker77@gmail. it a bowl of water, you hit it in the com or visit face with a garden hose.” Your pet David Crocker of Landrum has may get some water in it, but it will been a nutritionist for 24 years. get more water on it. He served as strength director of When you eat “water rich” the Spartanburg Y.M.C.A., head foods though, your cells undergo strength coach for the S.C. state something called “endocytosis.” champion girls gymnastic team, This is just a fancy word for the USC-Spartanburg baseball team, cell membrane engulfing large food Converse college equestrian team, particles and bringing them inside. Lead trainer to L.H. Fields modelWhen this happens the cell takes ing agency, and taught four semesmore water in too. This makes it ters at USC-Union. David was also easier for cells to get rid of their a regular guest of the Pam Stone wastes. radio show.

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Dyer named employee of the quarter at St. Luke’s Amanda Dyer, phlebotomist for St. Luke’s Hospital Laboratory, is personable, kind, loving and caring. Dyer never imagined that doing the right thing would land her as employee of the second quarter for 2011 at St. Luke’s Hospital. Dyer has worked at St. Luke’s Hospital for three and a half years. She enjoys her job, the patients, her co-workers and has a definite love for St. Luke’s Hospital. “I wish everyone could feel the sense of loyalty and family we have here at St. Luke’s,” said Dyer. “It’s a wonderful feeling.” “I have seen on a number of occasions where Amanda makes sure to get extra blood when drawing labs because she had a feeling the doctor would order more lab work,” said Jody Flynn, lab manager. “Instead of having to go back and re-stick the patient, she already had the blood necessary for the additional labs! Amanda also has a wonderful bedside manner with patients – she fully explains the process and is so kind and caring. She is also dependable and gets along well with all of her co-workers. She is such a gem!” Co-Worker, Shelly Criswell agreed, “Amanda stayed at work when she had a loss in her family. Our department had several employees that were out for training and Amanda did

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not leave because she did not want us to feel the strain of her being gone. That is dedication to this hospital, the lab and her co-workers.” When not working, Dyer enjoys spending time with her family. She lives in Landrum with her husband, Kenneth, and two children, Zachary and Madison. Dyer is also the choir director at Silver Creek Baptist Church. As employee of the quarter, Dyer received a monetary award and designated parking space at the hospital. By making sure residents of our community receive the services they need, St. Luke’s Hospital continues to provide care, close to home. - article submitted by Jennifer Wilson

Celebrate the end of summer at the Lake Lanier Tea House Friday, Sept. 2 the Lake Lanier Tea House, 351 East Lakeshore Dr. in Landrum, will have live music by Breezy Ridge. Music starts around 7:30 p.m. Please call 864457-5423 for reservations.

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Kiwanis awards Terrific Kid Last May, Polk Central School fourth grader, Makayla Staley (center) was honored as the Terrific Kid for the month by her teacher, Ms. Andrea Walter (left). Makayla’s father, Billy Staley (right), happened to be volunteering in Ms. Walter’s classroom that day, so he joined in the celebration. During the past school year, Mr. Staley volunteered in four different classrooms for four hours each week, helping with math and reading. Terrific Kids is a Kiwanis program to honor students who display responsible citizenship and good work habits in elementary classrooms. Tryon Kiwanis Club members Ed Komorous, Bob Weiner and Rosemary Pleune visit Polk Central and Sunnyview elementary schools each month to present certificates and pencils to those students chosen by their teachers as Terrific Kid for the month. ( p h o t o s u b m i t t e d by Ly n n Montgomery)

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Dear Savvy Senior What tips can you recommend to help seniors with downsizing? I have been thinking about moving to a retirement community, but in order to move I need to get rid of a lot of my stuff. I have a four-bedroom house as well as an attic and basement that are full. Any tips would be appreciated. - Overwhelmed Senior

Disposal services If you have a lot of junk


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you want to get rid of, contact your municipal trash service to see if they provide bulk curbside pickup services. Or, depending on where you live, you could hire a company like 1-800-Got-Junk (, 800-468-5865) or Junk-King (, 800-995-5865) come in and Worry-Free Vacations! Worry-Free toVacations! haul it off for a moderate fee. • Tryon, Columbus, Landrum, • Tryon, Columbus, Landrum, Another good option is Bagster Green Creek areas Green Creek areas by Waste Management (thebag• Specializing in horses • Specializing in horses, 877-789-2247). With • Home security care • Home security care this service, you buy the bag Creature Comforts (itCreature measures 8 feet by 4 feet by Comforts Judy Davis 2.5 feet)Judy at your local homeDavis improvement store like Lowes 828-863-4875 828-863-4875 or Home Depot for around $30. (Please leave message) leave Fill it(Please to a limit of message) 3,300 pounds Creature Comforts, an animal sitting/home security service, and schedule a pickup, which is not affiliated in ANY way 1x2.5 costs between $80 up to $205 with the Veterinary boarding f depending on your location. facility by the same name. 4/30-7/30/10 DAJU-036356 1x3 Get help 12/10-123, F You can also hire a profesDAJU-040406 sional “senior move manager” to do the entire job for you. These are organizers who will sort through your stuff and ar0tfn5fri - inDD - page 6 range for the disposal through an estate sale, donations or consignment. Costs for these services usually range between $1,000 and $5,000. See nasmm. com or call 877-606-2766 to search for a senior move manager in your area. Or, you can hire a professional organizer through the National Association of Professional Organizers at

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Downsizing for dollars Selling your stuff is one way you can downsize and pad your pocketbook at the same time. If you’re willing, have the time and access to the Internet, online selling at sites like Craigslist and eBay is the best way to make top dollar. is a huge classified ad site that lets you sell your stuff for free. And lets you conduct your own online auction for a small listing fee, and if it sells, nine percent of the sale price, up to $100. Or, if you don’t want to do the selling yourself you can get help from an eBay trading assistant who will do everything for you. They typi-

cally charge between 33 and 40 percentWorry-Free of the selling price. Go to Vacations! to search for trading assistants in • area. Tryon, Columbus, your Landrum, Green Some other popular selling Creek areas shops, options are consignment garage sales and estate • Specializing in sales. Consignment horses shops are good for selling old clothing, house• Home security hold furnishings and decorative You typically get half of the final sale price. Garage Creature Comforts sales are another option, or Judy you could hireDavis an estate sale 828-863-4875 company to come in and sell your(Please items.leave Somemessage) companies will even pick up your stuff and sell them at their own location 1x3.5 – they usually take 1F, 3F around 50 percent 2/27/09-5/29/09 of the profits. DAJU-028057 Donate it If you itemize on your tax returns, donating your belongings is another way to downsize and get a tax deduction. Goodwill (, 800741-0186) and the Salvation Army (, 800-7287825) are two big charitable organizations that will come to your house and pick up your donations. If your deduction exceeds $500, you’ll need to file Form 8283, “Noncash Charitable Contributions.” You’ll also need a receipt from the organization for every batch of items you donate. And be sure you keep an itemized list of donated items. See IRS Publication 526 ( pub/irs-pdf/p526.pdf) for more information. DAJU-028057

Dear Overwhelmed, The process of weeding through a house full of stuff and parting with old possessions can be difficult and overwhelming for many seniors. Most people in your situation start the downsizing process by giving their unused possessions to their kids or grandkids, which you can do up to $13,000 per person per year before you’re required to file a federal gift tax return, using IRS Form 709. Beyond that, here are a few extra tips and services that may help you.

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Columbus died Thursday, July Rev. Dorothy Waymon SimWilliam Ray Horne, 90, of 14, 2011 in Autumn Care Nursing mons, 82, formerly of Tryon, Columbus died July 12, 2011. He Center, Forest City, N.C. was son of the late Jessie Monroe Born in Polk County, he was died June 13, 2011 in Atlanta, Ga. Memorial service noon, July and Cora page 40 Collins Horne and hus- the son Tryon Daily Bulletin   /  BurThe World’s Smallest Daily Newspaper of the late Callaway band of Mildred Holbert Horne. gin and Florence Jackson Gibbs. 30 at Columbia Senior ResidencHe was a member of Mill He was a veteran of WWII, hav- es at MLK Village, 125 Logan St. Creek Church of the ing served in the U.S. SE, Atlanta, Ga. 30312. Contact Brethren and Mill Army, a member of sister: 678-862-3800. Survivors are three sons, AlS p r i n g Ve t e r a n s the VFW Post 10349 len (Rudy) Waymon of Syracuse, 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 (Andrea) of Lawrenceville, Ga.; In addition to his wife, he is Gibbs, who died in 1986. survived by a son, Bill Horne Survivors include one daugh- one sister, Frances Fox of Riverof 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., Marilyn Horne and Regina Pate, Harold Gibbs of Rutherfordton, Carrol Waymon of San Diego, both of Green Creek. and Laura N.C.; one sister, Alvah Gibbs Calif., and Samuel Waymon of Saenger of Hickory, N.C.; four of Columbus; and a brother , Nyack, N.Y.; a host of grandchilsisters, Geneva Harrell of Bak- Herbert Gibbs of Mill Spring. dren, great-grandchildren, other ersville, N.C., Imogene Burns Also surviving are five grandchil- relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by of Inman, S.C., Janice Fagan of dren, Randy Toney (Kimberly), Green Creek and Linda Horne Marc Toney (LeeAnn), Lora both parents, Mary Kate and John of McAdenville, N.C.; 10 grand- Brock (Jeff), Jeffrey Gibbs (Col- D. Waymon; son, Van Waymon; children, Kim Odel, Kelly Brad- leen) and Elizabeth Gibbs and sisters, Lucile Waddell and Nina ley, Lee Bradley, Brandon Horne,submitted) Photograph by Jeff Miller (photo six great-grandchildren, Mason Simone (Eunice) and brother, Ashley Horne, Rebecca Horne, Toney, Kevin Gibbs, Anthony Harold Waymon Sr. Joseph Pate, Jacob Pate, Miles Upstairs Artspace hosts photographers panel Tuesday, Sept. 6 Brock, Bryan Gibbs, Nick Gibbs Saenger and Will Saenger; and and Zane Gibbs. fiveThe great-grandchildren. Upstairs Artspace is holdThe panelservices is an opportunity across mountain ranges. Zailskas 7/19/11 Funeral were held Must family will of receive ingThe a panel discussion estab- to learn about artistic viewis attracted to landscapes that are Sunday, July 16, in the McFarfriendsWNC from photographers 11:30 a.m.-1:30 lished on points and camera techniques quirky, humorous or startling; he land Funeral Chapel, Tryon. p.m. Friday, July6 15 MillCalled Creek employed Tuesday, Sept. at 7atp.m. by the Burial was in professionals. Polk Memo- is the publisher of ‘Bold Life’ Church of the Brethren Fellow- For “Taking A Keeper.” The program is known rial example, Gardens, Powers Columbus, with magazine where he is also a ship Hall. Funeral services will for is about how amateur photographotographing landscapes all photographer. Bartol is a commilitary rites by the Polk County followcan at 2take p.m. in the that church phers pictures are over the globe (as well as Polk mercial photographer for whom Memorial Burial Squad. sanctuary, works of art.conducted by Rev. County); people often figure in Memorials may be made to landscapes are more of a hobby. Steven Abe. Burial willare be in the his Participating artists Chris work.ofMiller’s landscapes Hospice Rutherford County, All work with digital cameras. churchand cemetery. Bartol Norm Powers, Tryon, can minimalist andCity, convey The program is free and open P. O.beBox 336, Forest N.C.a may be made in meditative JeffMemorials Miller, Asheville, John Smith serenity; he is also a to the public. Doors open at 6:15 28043 or Hospice of the Carolina memory of Zailskas, Brandon Horne to well-known and Rimas Henderprinter. Smith is fap.m. For information call 828Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Dr, the Leukemia andinLymphoma sonville. They are the current mous for large-sized photographs 859-2828. Columbus, N.C. 28722. Society, 4530 Park Rd,exhibit, #240, saturated Upstairs’ photography with will colorbeand realistic - article submitted The family at the home Charlotte, the N.C. 28209. “Carolina Beautiful.” detail; favors long-range vistas by Nancy Holmes of hishedaughter, Patsy Gibbs Condolences may be left at Toney, 400 Radar Rd., e fordton, N.C. alHome& Petty Funeral CremaS An online guest register may y y onda tory, Landrum. a be signed at www.mcfarlandfur Dday - M o b rs ~ Unique Items To Enhance McFarland Funeral Chapel, Any Decor! ~ La Thu Tryon. WE’RE MUCH MORE THAN ANTIQU ANTIQUES... onal ~ Cottage Cottag Lodg e ~ Garden Garden ~ Beachh Traditional g e ~ Lodge

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