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Tryon Daily Bulletin

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Vol. 84 / No. 196

Tryon, N.C. 28782

Monday, November 7, 2011

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New radio tower goes up in Mill Spring Tower part of upgrades for county communications by Leah Justice

The mobile DMV unit that visits Polk County will be available for those trying to renew driver’s licenses on Nov. 10 and 17, and Dec. 8, 15 and 22. It parks in downtown Columbus near the Columbus Fire Station.

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


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Mondays, Harmon Field/Tryon, 7 a.m. - noon. Saluda Center, Tuesdays, chair exercise, 9:30 a.m., bridge, 10 a.m., 828-749-9245. For more activities, email or visit NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family Member Support Group meets in Columbus on the first Monday of the month, 10 a.m. noon. For info and/or location, contact Lisa at 828-894-0104 (Continued on page 2)

Polk County recently completed construction of an emergency radio tower in Mill Spring. The tower was built behind the new Polk County Department of Social Services building off Wolverine Trail in Mill Spring. It is part of a communications upgrade agreed upon in 2008 for fire, rescue and law enforcement departments. The Mill Spring tower is 100 feet high and was built in five 20-foot sections. Another tower will be constructed at the Green Creek Fire Department in the next few weeks. The final tower will be (Continued on page 3)

A section of the new radio tower Polk County just completed in Mill Spring. The new tower is part of an upgrade for the county’s communications system. (photo submitted by Marche Pittman)

Democrats nominate Hyder for clerk of court Chief judge to make final appointment by Leah Justice

The Polk County Democratic Executive Committee nominated Pam Hyder to fill the position of Polk County Clerk of Superior

Court, which will become vacant at the end of the year. Polk County Clerk of Superior Court Charlene Owens will retire on Dec. 31 after working in the office for almost 35 years. Owens worked as an assistant clerk prior to winning the clerk position in 1998 and was reelected to three four-year terms.

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The executive committee met Thursday, Nov. 3 and selected Hyder from three nominated candidates with a majority vote. Other candidates nominated for the position were assistant clerk Sheila Jackson and county magistrate Lionel Gilbert. (Continued on page 5)


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• Calendar (continued from page 1)

or Annie at 864-457-7278. The Meeting Place Senior Center Monday activities include line dancing, 10 a.m., senior fitness, 11 a.m., bingo or bead class, 12:30 p.m. 828-8940001. Christian Fellowship Luncheon, TJ’s Cafe, Tryon, Mondays except holidays, noon - 1 p.m.; food, fellowship and discussion of relevant issues; interdenominational.859-5051. Chess Club, Mondays, 12:30 p.m., recreation room, LaurelHurst Apartments, Columbus. Open to anyone in community. 894-3336. Saluda Center Monday activities include line dancing at 12:30 p.m. For more information visit Harmon Field Board of Supervisors meets the first Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at Harmon Field Cabin. Public welcome. Information: 828-8596655. Male Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Mondays, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Landrum Library, free Yoga classes. 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Limited to first 30 people. Thermal Belt Stamp Club, first and third Mondays of each month, 7:30 p.m., Tryon Federal Bank, Columbus. Visitors

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welcome. Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays, 8 p.m., Columbus Presbyterian Church. Tryon Little Theater, “My Three Angels” opens Thursday, Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. 516 S. Trade St., Performances Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9, with a Sunday, Nov. 10 matinee at 3 p.m. Performances continue Nov.17 - 20. For tickets, call 828-859-2466.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Tuesdays, Ozone Drive and Hwy. 176, Saluda. Polk County Transportation Authority makes a regular trip to Hendersonville on the first and third Tuesday of each month. 894-8203. Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, “We Care” is a weekly informal social group open to women coping with loss. The group meets at 9 a.m. at TJ’s Cafe in Tryon and is open to newcomers. For more information, contact Shannon Slater at 828-894-7000, 800-617-7132 or The Meeting Place Senior Center Tuesday activities include ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; art class, 10 a.m.; bingo or movie, 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. American Legion Auxiliary meets on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the American Legion Hall in Tryon. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. The American Legion Aux., meets Tuesday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. at the American Legion Post in Tryon. LIFECare of Polk County/ Adult Day Health Care provides services Monday - Friday. Pet therapy is scheduled every Tuesday. An opportunity for participants to interact with a trained pet therapy dog in a safe and meaningful environment. Call 828-894-2007 for more info. Polk County Library will have preschool story time every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Open to all area children and caregivers.

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11am Green Creek Community Center, Zumba exercise class, Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., in gym. Polk Fit meets Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. at the Cooperative Extension Service downstairs meeting room. Anyone interested in working on projects to increase physical activity and healthy eating in Polk County is invited to attend. Cracker Barrel, 1 p.m. Tuesdays, conference room, Congregational Church. PolkFresh Farmers Market, Tuesdays, in the Re-Ride parking lot, crossroads of Landrum and Hwy. 9, 5 - 7:30 p.m., Visa/EBT accepted. Visit polkcountyfarms. org for vendor list or sign-up. Al-Anon Family Group meets Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Saluda Senior Center, 64 Greenville Street, Saluda, one half block off Main Street (U.S. Hwy. 176 S.), 828-749-2251 (Saluda) or 1-800286-1326. Rutherford, Polk and McDowell District Board of Health will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at the Polk County Health Department at 7 p.m. Thermal Belt Friendship Council meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Roseland Community Center.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Wednesdays, Fire Department in Green Creek, 7 a.m. - noon. The Meeting Place Senior Center Wednesday activities include Tai Chi, 9 a.m.; ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; Italian club meeting (Buon Giorno), 10 a.m.; senior fitness, 10 a.m.; bingo or bridge,

12:30 p.m.; medication assistance program, 9 a.m. - noon. 828-894-0001. Saluda Center Wednesday activities, Trash Train, dominoes game, 10 a.m.; gentle Yin Yoga 12:30 p.m. 828-749-9245. Tryon Kiwanis Club meets Wednesdays, noon, Congregational Church, 210 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Female Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Wednesdays 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Male Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Thursdays, 7 a.m. - noon, old Searcy Mill parking lot, Hwy. 108, Columbus. Saluda Center Thursday activities: knitting group, 9:30 a.m.; gentle Yin Yoga, 5:30 p.m.; 828-749-9245. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Thursday activities include ceramics, 9:30 a.m. and bingo or movie, 12:30 p.m. 828894-0001. Landrum Library, Lap Babies, 10 a.m., 20- 25 minute session for young children and caregivers includes music, nursery rhymes, action poems and short books. Story time at 10:30 a.m. for preschoolers includes books, music and finger plays. Call 828-457-2218. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. Saluda Community Library (Continued on page 3)

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“This tower system will help ensure that all of our emergency responders will have the ability to communicate with our 911 communications center and each other while keeping us safe.”



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• New radio tower (continued from page 1)

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built across from the Sunny View Fire Department sometime next year. The county is expected to spend less than $200,000 on the communications upgrade, which was necessary because of the many dead zones in the area. In 2008, local emergency officials asked county commissioners to improve communications, saying there are several areas of the county where neither radio or cell phones work. “This tower system will help ensure that all of our emergency responders will have the ability to communicate with our 911 communications center and each other while keeping us safe,” said Polk County Systems Coordinator Marche Pittman.


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• Clerk of court (continued from page 1)

Assistant clerk Hyder has worked in the clerk’s office since 1994. The final appointment will be made by resident senior superior court Judge Mark Powell. It is not known when Powell will make the appointment. Once Powell has made the appointment, the appointee will serve until the county’s 2012 election, when the person who will fill Owens’ unexpired term will be elected. Owens’ term does not expire until 2014, so whoever wins the position in 2012 will have to run again in 2014 for a regular fouryear term. The Democratic executive committee is made up of 35 members, including all elected Democratic officials in the county, precinct chairs and vice-chairs and executive committee officers. There were 33 executive committee members who attended last week’s meeting to make Hyder’s nomination.

HuizarParada wins Alexander’s Ford art contest Melanie Huizar-Parada, a fifth grader at Polk Central Elementar y School, was the county winner of the Alexander’s Ford art contest. HuizarParada is pictured with Emily Bar tlett, who coordinated the trip for fourth and fifth graders in Polk County to visit the Overmountain Victory Trail. (photo submitted by Dottie Kinlaw)

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Polls open tomorrow for area municipal elections by Barbara Tilly

Registered voters who are residents of Columbus, Saluda, Tryon or Landrum will go to the polls to elect municipal officials tomorrow. Polk County polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Landrum and Greenville County polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. See the box to the right for poll locations. Voters in Columbus will choose a mayor and three council members, but there are no actual races to be decided. Mayor Eric McIntyre is running unopposed, as are council members Richard Hall and Ernie Kan. Councilman Michael Gage is not seeking reelection, but Ricky McCallister filed for his seat. Saluda voters will choose two city commissioners. Incumbent commissioners John

Morgan and Leon Morgan are both seeking re-election and are being challenged by Lynn Cass. In Tryon, Mayor Alan Peoples is running unopposed, but there is a race for two open council seats. Councilman Roy Miller is seeking re-election, challenged by George Baker and Jim Scott. Councilman Austin Chapman is not seeking re-election this year. Landrum city voters will choose among four candidates for three council seats. Incumbents Jon Matheis, Joyce Whiteside and Randy Wohnig are being challenged by Johnny Carruth. Landrum voters will also vote on a referendum this year on whether to allow Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants. In addition, Spartanburg County voters will have the

Poll locations Tryon town residents Harmon Field cabin, 299 Harmon Field Road, Tryon Columbus town residents Columbus Town Hall, 99 Walker Street, Columbus Saluda city residents Saluda Fire Department, 199 Walnut Street, Saluda Landrum city residents Landrum United Methodist Church, 227 N. Howard Ave., Landrum Greenville County residents Gowensville Community Center, located on Hwy. 11 near the intersection with Hwy. 14 opportunity to elect representatives for Spartanburg County Schools District One Board of Trustees seats. Candidates include Dr. Ray Henderson, Gorden Lee, Phil Mosley,

Travis Sloan, Jeff Sumner and Derrall Beason. Select Greenville County voters also will elect two new members of the Foothills Fire District Area commission.


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WNC Ag grants offer funds for farm diversification Intent to apply deadline Nov. 16; application deadline Dec. 1 by Samantha Hurst

Randy and Megan Smith want others to know exactly what a difference $6,000 can make to a farmer. The Smiths expanded their pasture poultry operation via a $6,000 grant from the WNC Agricultural Options grant program earlier this year. “The 2011 AG Options grant funding allowed us, with little money up front, to start an intensive yet all-natural pastured poultry production system. We could have achieved this but it would have taken several years for us to get to this point,” Randy Smith said. “We can now continue to build on our first year’s success and further increase production for many years to come. The grant gave us an ex-

cellent foundation for building our rector and WNC Ag Options steering committee leader Ross Young farm business.” Those same funds are coming said successful farming requires available again through the 2012 farmers to take on challenges. “The WNC round of grant AgOptions funds. program helps These funds al- “The 2011 AG Options this region’s lowed the Smiths grant funding allowed farmers balto expand their farm efforts by us… to start an intensive ance that risk by providing adding two pas- yet all-natural pastured tured poultry pens poultry production system. financial assistance as well to Smith’s Sweet as hands-on Grass Farm in We could have achieved guidance with Green Creek. this but it would have a new venThe Smiths a l r e a d y s e l l taken several years for us ture,” Young said. “The goal their products to to get to this point.” CooperRiis Heal-- Green Creek farmer of this program ing Community Randy Smith is to discover farming pracbut intend also to tices that are sell to individuals, families, restaurants and schools. innovative and have the potential of Moving in that direction, the Smiths helping other farmers in the future.” In all, WNC Agricultural Opalso used a portion of the grant to purchase processing equipment, tions will award $150,000 benefiting 35 farm-related businesses and refrigeration and freezer space. Madison County Extension Di- groups in 2012. Individual farmers

proposing diversification projects will receive grants of $3,000 and $6,000. Three select farmer-led groups meanwhile will receive up to $10,000 to solve distribution issues related to processing, packaging and even marketing. Applications for the two grant opportunities are available at www. and at the local cooperative extension centers. Interested applicants must contact their local extension agents by Nov. 16 to notify them that they intend to apply. The application postmark deadline is Dec. 1. Farmers in Polk as well as other Western North Carolina counties and Cherokee Indian Reservation are eligible to apply for the funds, which originate solely from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission. For more information, visit, www.ces., www.tobaccotrustfund. org, or

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Book signing for ‘The Christmas Donkey’ at The Book Shelf Nov. 19 by Robin A. Edgar

The Book Shelf in Tryon will host an author book signing on Nov. 19 for “The Christmas Donkey,” with local author Donna Thornton. Although “The Christmas Donkey” is a children’s book, its message – to be comfortable with the unique person that you are – is for children and adults alike. “I also hope that it will remind us of the simple message of the Christmas story during the busy holiday season,” said Thornton. Although she works as an accountant, Thornton has written news articles and kept a journal over the years. Her interest in writing was nurtured as a teenager when her Upstate South Carolina high school English teacher, Ann Dobbs, helped her put her thoughts down on paper, primarily through essays. After graduating from Clemson University, she moved to Jacksonville, Fla., and obtained her master’s degree in business administration from the University of North Florida. “I also thank my mother for stressing the importance of education and for supporting me all the way,” said Thornton, adding, “To be a good writer, one must first read good literature.” As a child, the author was influenced most by the children’s stories written by Laura Ingles Wilder, E.B. White and Roald Dahl. She said she enjoys children’s books because they can reach both adults and children with a powerful message in a relatively short period of time. When her now teenaged sons, Robert and Stephen, were young, she read the classics, such as “The

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Tales of Narnia,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “The Velveteen Rabbit,” “James and the Giant Peach” and “The Cricket in Times Square” to them as a part of the family’s daily bedtime ritual. “Spending time reading to children is one of the best ways to develop relationships with them,’ said Thornton. “Developing rituals of reading with your children shows them you care for them because they have your undivided attention.”

“So many people read the story Thornton and her husband, Larry, of 23 years moved back to and encouraged me to publish it, so I commissioned Lynne Ballenger Inman, S.C., 13 years ago. Knowing her mother, Joyce Pryor, a professional artist from Davis, loved animals, Thornton the Duncan [S.C.] area, to do the SportS Sectionartwork everY tHurSdaY ? and Ambassador Internaoriginally wrote “The Christmas Donkey” as a Mother’s Day gift to tional, in Greenville, which primarher after a new baby donkey was ily publishes Christian literature, born on her mother’s farm earlier published it,” said Thornton. Thornton’s mother became her that spring. She never intended to publish the story as a book, but agent extraordinaire, coordinating her mother was so touched by the book signings and promoting the gift, she started sharing it with her (Continued on page 9) friends.

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Thermal Imaging office now open in Landrum Thermal Imaging of the Carolinas opened last week in Landrum by Dr. Lealand Fagan and wife, Michelle. Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging “DITI” is a 15-minute noninvasive test of physiology. This screening procedure uses a specialized camera to take pictures of your infrared image from any part of your body. According to Dr. Fagan, it is a valuable procedure for alerting your doctor to changes that can indicate any abnormalities. One big benefit of DITI testing, Dr. Fagan said, is that it offers the opportunity of earlier detection of breast disease than has been possible through breast self-exam, doctor examination or mammography alone. There is no radiation involved in the procedure, which also is painless because there is no contact with the body. All women can

benefit from DITI breast screening, Dr. Fagan said, but it is especially appropriate for younger women ages 30-50 whose denser breast tissue makes it more difficult for mammography to be effective. Thermal imaging can also be an effective aid for diagnosis and prognosis as well as monitoring therapy progress for conditions and injuries including: back injuries, arthritis, headache, nerve damage, unexplained pain, fibromyalgia, RSD, TMJ, artery inflammation, vascular disease, carpal tunnel syndrome, inflammatory pain, skin cancer and more. The office is open weekdays, as well as Saturday mornings, at 900 E. Rutherford Street. The Fagans have both been certified as clinical thermologists and are members of the American College of Clinical Thermography. – article submitted by Michelle Fagan

• Book signing (continued from page 8)

book in the community. Essentially, Thornton said what started out as a simple Mother’s Day gift was given back to her by her mother many times over. Thornton advises aspiring writers to use simple events that happen all around them for their story lines, saying, “Look for things that others do to touch your emotions. What touches you just might, if you can get it in written form, touch others.” In addition to the book signing on Nov. 19 at noon, The Book Shelf hosts several local author signings throughout the year. Most recent events include: “Touring the Western North Carolina Backroads,” by Carolyn Sakowski; “The Strange Case of The Doyle Diary Murders,” by Corinne F. Gerwe; and “A Passel of Hate,” by Joe Epley. Alivia Rochester, The Tryon Book Shelf manager, points out that, in addition to supporting the local economy, local author book signings benefit the community in

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Polk County site open to collect gift-filled shoeboxes A group of local volunteers is focused on filling empty shoe boxes with school supplies, toys, hygiene items and notes of encouragement for needy kids overseas. Polk County families are participating in the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, “Operation Christmas Child,” an effort that organizers say has hand-delivered 86 million gifts to kids worldwide since 1993. This year-round project of Samaritan’s Purse is coming to its peak, as local businesses, churches and schools prepare to collect gift-filled shoe boxes during national collection week, Nov. 14 - 21. Polk County volunteers wishing to help kids in 100 countries can drop off their shoe box gifts at a local participating church. They may also bring them to the Official Relay Center, Patsy Williams, coordinator, Polk Baptist Assoc., 208 Blanton St., in Columbus. Hours are Mon., Wed. and Fri. 9 a.m. – noon; Tues. and Thurs.: 6 – 8 p.m.; Sat. 9 – 11 a.m. and Sun: 12:30 – 2 p.m. Some participating Polk County churches and community groups include Beulah Baptist Church, Big Level Baptist Church, Columbus

Baptist Church, Cooper’s Gap Baptist Church, Cub Scouts pack 659, First Baptist-Saluda, Green Creek First Baptist and Silver Creek Baptist Church. Operation Christmas Child delivers these gifts via sea containers, trucks, trains, airplanes, boats, camels and dog sleds. Tracking technology also allows donors to follow their box to the destination country, where it will be hand-delivered to a child in need. To register Minda McComas, a one year-old, packing her shoebox gifts and Church. (photo submitted by Judy Jackson) find out the destination country, use the “Follow supplies, toys, necessity items Your Box” donation form found and a letter of encouragement. at Step-by-step shoebox packing occ.Those interested in becom- instructions are available at ing involved with “Operation Process: Sign up to join Christmas Child” can do so in the following ways: Prepare: Operation Christmas Child Enlist families, churches, scout volunteers at the collection troops, community groups and sites in Columbus as part of businesses to take part in cre- the effort to prepare millions ating shoe box gifts for needy of shoebox gifts for delivery children worldwide. Pack: to underprivileged kids on six Fill shoe boxes with school continents.

first shoebox at Big Level Baptist

For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, call 828-8948863 or visit National Collection Week for gift-filled shoeboxes is Nov. 14 – 21. Shoe box gifts are also collected all year at the Samaritan’s Purse headquarters in Boone, N.C. – article submitted by Judy Jackson

Laurel Lake Music Society accepting auditions for scholarships The Laurel Lake Music Society at Tryon Estates is now accepting applications for auditions for the 2012 Cannon music camp scholarships. The scholarships cover a comprehensive course of musical instruction, including room and board, with a distinguished faculty at the Cannon music camp from June 30 to July 21, 2012 at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. Applicants must have completed grades 8, 9, 10, 11 or

12 and have at least two years public or private musical training. Students living in Polk County or in the Landrum High School area, or who will attend either of these high schools, are eligible to apply. Home schooled students living in these areas are also eligible and should phone Al Hart at 828817-5574 for an application. Students may compete in the following categories: piano, strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion and voice.

Since 1969, Cannon music camp has offered intensive musical studies, with college preparatory work in performance and music theory. The scholarships provide a three-week music-filled retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Scholarships granted by the Cannon music camp will be supplemented by funds donated to the Laurel Lake Music Society. Audition applications must be submitted no later than Jan. 7, 2012. An early applica-

tion is strongly encouraged to give plenty of time to prepare two music selections for the scholarship competition to be held at Tryon Estates on Jan. 28, 2012. An application form and camp information may be requested by calling or writing Al or Stella Hart, Laurel Lake Music Society, 621 Laurel Lake Dr. Apt B-225, Columbus, NC 28722 or by phone at 828-817-5574. - article submitted by Al Hart

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Sunny View Elementary honor roll for first six weeks A honor roll Third graders: Tyler Bowling, Kaylin Jenkins, Bradley Marcello, Tristan Mistler, William Phillips, Daniel Searcy, Jared Searcy, Megan Searcy and Stella Tallon.

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Fifth graders: Tessa Hill, Bryson Jenkins, Ansley Lynch, Cooper Massengill, Clark Phipps, Caleb Potter, Miranda Ramsey, Evan Rimer and Jonathan Strough. – article submitted by Angela Hall

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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship to meet Nov. 13 The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (UUF) will meet at the Tryon Youth Center on Hwy. 176 N. on Nov. 13 at 10:30 a.m. The speaker will be Reverend Jean Rowe who will give a

sermon entitled, “Anchored in Hope.” “The center of faith for Universalists in their early years (the late 1700s) was hope. These are trying times, and

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Jewelry workshops offered at Tryon Arts and Crafts School Tryon Arts and Crafts School (TACS) will present four jewelry workshops in November and December. Nov. 12 - 13: Dan Haga’s beginning and intermediate silversmithing workshop, Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 13 from noon to 5 p.m. During this workshop, students will complete multiple projects. Students will be refreshed on tools and use of the torch. Haga will select projects geared to the student’s level. Nov. 12 - 13: Landen Gailey’s enameling on copper and copper clay workshop, Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 13 from noon to 5 p.m. Gailey will cover basic enameling techniques that can be used on sheet copper or copper clay. Students will first fabricate pendants from sheet copper and copper clay and then prepare each piece for the enameling

kiln. Final assembly of the pendants will be covered. No experience is necessary. Nov. 19 - 20: Sonia Arnold will present an intermediate wire-wrapping workshop, Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 20 from noon to 5 p.m. Students will use techniques including: filing, tumbling, cleaning wire, applying texture and stone hardness to create more complex designs. The instructor will have different level projects to accommodate the level of each returning student. Some wire experience is needed. Projects will include earrings, pendant, bracelet and rings. Dec. 3 - 4: A fold forming metal workshop will be taught by returning instructor Kim St. Jean Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4 from noon to 5 p.m. St. Jean will be focusing on the technique of

Jewelry created using silver smithing techniques. Created by Dan Haga. (photo submitted by Arlene Adams)

folding and distorting sheet copper and brass to create jewelry. Advance registration for all workshops is required. For more information about the instructor or workshop including tuition and supply costs, contact TACS at 828-859-8323 or by email at

tryonartsandcrafts@windstream. net. A limited number of spaces are available for these classes. Tryon Arts and Crafts School is located at 373 Harmon Field Road in Tryon. - article submitted by Arlene Adams

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‘Battle of the Youth Groups’

Midway Baptist Church participated with six other churches in Lincolnton, N.C. on Saturday, Oct. 1 in the “Battle of the Youth Groups.” Midway took 42 students and eight leaders, the youth participated in an outdoor battle of different sports such as basketball, tag football, kickball, dodge-ball and several other sports. The battle started at 8:30 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church and ended around 6:30 p.m. There was lots of fun, fellowship and times of worship during the day and at the end of the day, Midway Baptist Church was presented the battle trophy. Midway’s end results were a win of 12-1. (photo submitted by Tammy Anderson)



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Foothills Fire Service to elect two new members

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Residents in the area surrounding Lake Lanier served by the Foothills Fire Service Area (FFSA) will vote Nov. 8 on the election of two out of the FFSA’s five commissioners. The two names included on this year’s ballot are incumbent Cynthia Fowler and newcomer Gerald Fox. This commission works through contracts with the Tryon Fire and Landrum Fire Departments to provide services for the area. Elected members of the commission commit to meeting once a quarter to oversee the services provided. During the July meeting the commissioners look at the county tax rolls for the area and recommend to Greenville County Council the millage rate for fire service. The FFSA includes the northeast corner of Greenville County, bounded on the north by the state line and the east by the county line. The west boundary can best be described by taking a point at the west end of Blue Wall Lane

and drawing a northwest line to the N.C. state line. The south boundary can best be described by following Blue Wall Lane east to Lake Road then continue east to the Spartanburg County line; the boundary actually follows distinct property lines. The polling place is the Gowensville Community Center, located on Hwy. 11 near the intersection with Hwy. 14. Present commissioners include: Richard Locke, Carol Newman, Cynthia “Cissy” Fowler and Kathy Locke. Cynthia Fowler, who lives in a house on Lake Lanier built by her grandfather in the 1940s, is running for a second term. Fowler has served as secretary of the commission since January 2008. In addition to serving on the FFFSA, Fowler is a tenured assistant professor at Wofford College, where she teaches courses on anthropology and health. (Continued on page 17)

Produce available at TBOM Nov. 9 Perishable vegetables will be distributed from the Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry (TBOM) food pantry on Wednesday, Nov. 9, beginning at 3:30 p.m. while supplies last. The food is provided by Manna FoodBank of Asheville, N.C. for free distribution to any member of the community as part of the partnership arrangement between Manna and TBOM. The food must not be resold and participants are asked to bring their own bags or boxes. If residents need to pick up produce for someone who cannot come to TBOM at this time, bring a signed note from the individual, providing the name and phone number of the person

they would like to pick up food on their behalf. TBOM does not know the quantity or type of vegetables that will be available until the day before distribution. Distribution will be at the food pantry located at 134 White Dr. in Columbus (pass the Columbus Baptist Church on Houston Rd., turn left on White Dr. before going under the Hwy. 74 bridge.) The final distribution for 2012 will occur Dec. 7. For more information about produce day or to learn more about the vegetables that will be available that day, call TBOM at 828-894-2988. -article submitted by Wendy Thomas

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As part of her work at Wofford, Fowler conducts regular research on fire science. Her work has been recognized internationally with a position as secretary of the board of trustees of the Society of Ethnobiology, an international professional organization for anthropologists and ethnobiologists. Gerald Fox lives on West Lakeshore Drive. Fox was born in Asheville, N.C. He and his wife moved to Lake Lanier permanently in 1997 after visiting the area off and on since the 1970s. Fox retired after 35 years of service in engineering from Carolina Bridge Company, Inc. and is now pursuing a place as a candidate for Foothills fire commissioner. – article submitted by Richard Locke

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Dirty knees jean club

Green Blade Garden Club members recently had a work session at the Park on Trade in downtown Tryon to change out the summer annuals to winter-blooming pansies. Included in the “Dirty Knees Jean Club” were Susie Hursey, Jo Ann McMillan, Deborah O’Donnell, Lisa Stokes, Carolyn Jones, Virginia Lisella, Rowan Hawks (granddaughter), Elizabeth Lamb and Barbara Clegg (not pictured). The small pocket park began in a vacant lot on Trade St. in 2003 and has been planted and maintained ever since by Green Blades Garden Club. For membership information, contact Shelvie Foust at 828-894-8358. (photo submitted by Barbara Clegg)



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‘Visions of Saluda’ exhibit at Historic Thompson’s Store/Ward’s Grill With more than 42 local and regional artists exhibiting, Saluda’s 130th birthday celebration committee acclaims that the first “Visions of Saluda” art show was a huge success. The show, held on Oct.28 and 29, was a planned event as part of the 130th Birthday Celebration that Saluda has been celebrating since Feb. 1 of this year, when Saluda turned 130 years old. On exhibit and for sale were works of art that represented Saluda images including paintings, woodworking, pottery, photography, fabric art and more. The event launched the grand opening of the upper floor of Historic Thompson’s Store/Ward’s Grill, 24 Greenville St. in Saluda. The upper floor of this nation-

ally registered historic building had been closed to the public for decades. Owners Clark Thompson and Judy Ward, have been restoring the building’s upper floor since they purchased the establishment in May of 2010. “Visions of Saluda” was the first event to use this space. Twenty percent of the proceeds from sales went toward the 130th Birthday Celebration fundraising campaign to benefit the restoration of Saluda’s city hall building. The event was organized by the 130th birthday celebration committee. For more information, contact Terry Baisden at 828-749-3789. - article submitted by Catherine Ross

Garden program at FENCE, Nov. 14 FENCE (Foothills Equestrian & Nature Center) will present a free garden program on “Fall Foliage and Color” with Rhonda Anderson, landscape designer from Motlow Creek Gardens. This program will be held at 10 a.m. on Nov. 14 at the FENCE center. The garden program will last approximately 30 minutes and will include a question and answer session. Attendees will take home an informational handout. The speaker, Rhonda Anderson, will share her more than 20 years of jbtrees - page 10

experience. The class will offer a mixture of plant textures, shapes and sizes with both evergreen and deciduous plant material. Some of the more unusual plants on display will include: Blue Isu, Contorted Filbert, New Zealand, Orange Carex, Mexican Feather Grass, Miracle and Citronelle Heuchera, Blackout Coral Bell, White Berried Heavenly Bamboo and Spiralis Juncus. - article submitted by Rhonda Anderson

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Tryon Downtown Development Association new fiscal year Oct. 1 Molting cardinals surprise some bird enthusiasts Oct. 1 signaled the beginning with for somewhat of Bald a newcardinals fiscal year Tryon reptilian bareDevelopment black heads Asso- who Downtown ever would see such a thing? ciation (TDDA). At its first meetWell, to the heat miding ofwelcome the 2011-12 year, theofboard summer and with it the reports of welcomed new executive officers bald-headed northern cardinals, and members-at-large. Leading blue jays even common TDDA willand be President Steve grackles. Cobb (Owen’s Pharmacy), ViceEvery Jeremy year I Edgell get emails and President (Kiveo), phone calls describing these muTreasurer Justin Vosburgh (Tryon tant-looking that aside from Federal) andbirds Secretary Kathleen their featherless heads otherwise Carson (Kathleen’s Gallery). look exactly the aforemenNew boardlike members include tioned species. I Darlene McFarland, Bill CrowmustNowell admit Guffey, that Aviva Kahn, ell, the first time Marc Brady andILinda Byington. saw oneare of currently these Plans underway somewhat bifor Tryon’s Christmas Stroll on zarre2. looking by Simon Dec. birds I thought it annual The seventh Tryon Thompson must have been April Fool’s Festival will be held very sick. 31. The new board has on March Most molt their feathers plans for birds a vigorous membership twice a year,asreplacing or most campaign, well as all additional of their feathers over a period of events and fundraisers, with acontinuing few weeksthe to local a month or so. business Thispublic is easily seen in summer and support forour downtown resident scarlet tanagers. The Tryon and TDDA. For more males are brilliantly colored red information regarding TDDA, with black tail listed when contact any wings of the and officers they arrive in the spring. By the above. time late summer rolls around - article submitted the males’ red feathers are by Steveslowly Cobb being replaced by green. The thisAgreen A birds Few retain Hours plumage through the A winWeek… Can Do ter months on their wintering Lifetime Of Good grounds, only regaining their red As a volunteer advocate coloration before they begin to in court, can an again moveyou north in serve our spring. abused or neglected child's It is the same with indigo bunbest interests.. Your voice tings. can further The prevent males lose their pain bright andplumage provideinhope for the blue September and future. Make a brown difference molt to a very even before in asouthbound child's life. Volunteer their migration. They today. then superficially resemble the plainer females and immature birds, but they do retain some blue feathers in their wings and tail. As in many species, male indigos will molt back into their spring finery before they return For more informanorth to breed. Even during their tion contact: spring migration some of the Guardian Litem males appear in aAd rather unusual Program combination of brown and blue (828) 694-4215 feathers. Here in the mountains of ern North Carolina, many of our

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resident birds also molt in late summer, usually after they have finished their breeding season. With many species, such as tufted titmice, Carolina wrens or Carolina chickadees, it’s not very noticeable, but with others the results can look very peculiar indeed and this is especially noticeable in cardinals and blue jays. Annual molting may indeed be part of the “baldness syndrome,” but it also may be a result of A molting Cardinal perches on a branch. (photo by Todd Arcos) an infestation of feather mites this is where those mites may play none the worse for wear after their or lice. It seems a part resulting in the complete summer ordeal. Simon Thompson has lived as if immature loss of the bird’s head feathers. birds undergo- Some recent research has suggest- in WNC for the past 16 years. ing their first ed that it could even be a result He owns and operates his own molt may be of a nutritional or environmental birding tour company, Ventures just as likely factor but I am not so sure about Birding Tours - www.birdvenas adults to un- this. To be honest, no one knows He and Chris also own dergo this feather loss and we for sure, as the condition has not and operate the Asheville Wild Birds Unlimited Store. For more don’t really understand why they been well studied. Fortunately for the birds, new information on any of the birding lose all of their head feathers at Pictured left to right: Front row; Jeremy Edgell, Kiveo; Aviva Kahn, Tryon Painters and Sculptors; Linda feathers grow inBack within activities in the Foothills area, drop byArt; the one time. Kathleen Carson; and Stevehead Byington; Cobb, Owens do Pharmacy. row; Nowell Gaffney, Fine Darlene McFarland, Funeral Chapel; Pete Viehman, McGourty’s Pubor (coming soon); MarcatBrady, a few weeks and the birds look store check his website www. Staggered featherMcFarland replacement Tryon Countrymolting Club; and Justinand Vosburgh, Tryon Federal Bank. (photo submitted by Gwen Ring) less and less reptilian, obviously is the normal pattern



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Tryon Congregational Church’s Couples and Companions group visits Green River Plantation

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The “Couples and Companions” group from Tryon Congregational Church recently visited the Green River Plantation near Rutherfordton, N.C. The plantation is on the register of historic places and was built originally by Joseph McDowell Carson around 1804. It is 356 acres and is owned by the Cantrell family. The group enjoyed a tour of the home by the owner and a meal served by the chef and her assistant. (photo submitted by Janet Joens)

FCPAC monthly meeting raffle winner, Breedlove The newly formed Foothills Conservative Political Action Committee (FCPAC) met on Oct. 4 for dinner and their monthly meeting. Their speaker was Karen Douquette, director of legislative affairs for The Civitas Institute. Douquette’s presentation to the group was about the new healthcare legislation and its adverse effect on healthcare availability and the economy. There was an emphasis on how harmful it will be to small business owners. The Political Action Committee sold tickets to raffle a two SCCY semi-automatic 9 mm handgun during the month of September, with the winner being drawn at the October meeting. A pre-set maximum of 200 tickets

Pictured left to right: Cheryl Every, Karen Douquette, from The Civitas Institute, and Ed Breedlove, winner of the gun raffle. (photo submitted by Cheryl Every)

were sold. The winner of the drawing was Ed Breedlove. Another identical handgun will be raffled during the months of October and November, with the winner being drawn at the

December meeting. For further information on the raffle, contact Cheryl Every at 828-894-6457. - article submitted by Cheryl Every

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Your method, a crucial part of a grant proposal In the last article we shared the steps for developing the third step of the proposal process – the goals and objectives. In this article we will continue to talk about the steps for writing a successful grant, but focusing on the method section of the narrative. Now that you have written your goals and objectives for the program or project for which you are seeking funding, the next step in the grant narrative is the method section. In this section you will walk the funder through the process or processes that you will use to achieve your stated goals and objectives. Things to remember when writing your method section include the following concepts. Begin by closely tying the methods you choose to your need statement and objectives of the existing grant. Ensure

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that the methods you choose are also tied to your budget for the proposed grant. When detailing the methods you have chosen make sure to explain the rationale for choosing these methods. You might include statistics, research that supports your chosen method, expert opinions and your own past experience in using this method. Your chosen methods will require different activity phases. Ensure that you structure these phases so that the program is moved toward the desired results of the grant proposal. When describing to the funder how you will structure

the method section, always include a timeline describing when and how the specific activities described in each method will be accomplished and who will be responsible for carrying out those activities. Remember to include a discussion in the method section on who will be served and how your organization will chose them. Again, remember to write this section along with all the other sections of your grant proposal as though the funder knows nothing about your nonprofit or the program you’re proposing. This is not “dumbing” it down, but making it crystal clear for the funder. Once you have written the method section, have someone else take a look at it and see if they can answer the following questions concerning the method section.

First, have you completely described and presented the program activities you will be undertaking? Second, do the methods described in the section derive logically from the need statement and your goals and objectives? Third, does it explain fully why your organization chose these methods? Fourth, is there a timeline that makes sense? Fifth, has the organization explained who will perform the activities if funding is granted? Finally, given the resources of the organization requesting funding, is the method section realistic? The next article will continue the steps for writing the grant, focusing on the fourth step of the proposal – the evaluation section.

Polk County UDO Advisory Committee to meet Nov. 9 The Polk County Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) Advisory Committee will meet Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Polk County Library in Columbus. The committee, whose pur-

pose is to create one ordinance that regulates all types of development in the county, will begin by explaining and discussing the revised format of the UDO. Next on the agenda will be

POLK COUNTY NOTICE OF CURRENT AND UPCOMING VOLUNTEER BOARD VACANCIES Animal Cruelty Investigators Appearance Commission Council on Aging Economic & Tourism Development Commission Home and Community Care Block Grant Library Board of Trustees Juvenile Crime Prevention Council Mental Health Advisory Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee Planning Board Recycling Advisory Board Transportation Advisory Board Tryon Fire District Tax Commission Western Highlands Board of Directors Zoning Board of Adjustment

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the table of uses and activities that will be included in the UDO. A proposed land preservation overlay district and workforce housing will also be discussed.

The public is welcome to attend and to express opinions in a public comment session at the end of the meeting. – article submitted by Angé High

Lodge. He served in and the Woodmen of the U.S. Army as Medic during the World. Mr. Gibbs was the N.Y., Kenneth Simmons of HousWWII. husband of Omie Lee Laughter ton, Texas, and Lovell Simmons page Tryon Daily Bulletin  /  The World ’s Smallest Daily Newspaper M onday, November 7, 2011 (Andrea) of Lawrenceville, Ga.; In24 addition to his wife, he is Gibbs, who died in 1986. one sister, Frances Fox of Riversurvived by a son, Bill Horne Survivors include one daughDominguez of Green Creek; four daughters, ter, Patsy Gibbs Toney (Dean) dale, Ga.; three brothers, John IrJuanita Odel of Sunny View, of Rutherfordton, N.C.; son, vin Waymon of Antelope, Calif., Tree Service LLC Marilyn Horne and Regina Pate, Harold Gibbs of Rutherfordton, Carrol Waymon of San Diego, 828 460 7039 both of Green Creek. and Laura N.C.; one sister, Alvah Gibbs Calif., and Samuel Waymon of Free Estimates • Insured Saenger of Hickory, N.C.; four of Columbus; and a brother , Nyack, N.Y.; a host of grandchilNo Job Too Small • Bucket Truck Avail sisters, Geneva Harrell of Bak- Herbert Gibbs of Mill Spring. dren, great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. ersville, N.C., Imogene Burns Also surviving are five grandchilShe was preceded in death by of Inman, S.C., Janice Fagan of dren, Randy Toney (Kimberly), Brenda naumann both parents, Mary Kate and John Green Creek and Linda Horne Marc Toney (LeeAnn), Lora Window Fashions and Design of McAdenville, N.C.; 10 grand- Brock (Jeff), Jeffrey Gibbs (Col- D. Waymon; son, Van Waymon; 828-859-9298 children, Kim Odel, Kelly Brad- leen) and Elizabeth Gibbs and sisters, Lucile Waddell and Nina ley, Lee Bradley, Brandon Horne, six great-grandchildren, Mason Simone (Eunice) and brother, fine fabrics • wall coverings • draperies • blinds • upholstery Ashley Horne, Rebecca Horne, Toney, Kevin Gibbs, Anthony Harold Waymon Sr. Joseph Pate, Jacob Pate, Miles Brock, Bryan Gibbs, Nick Gibbs Saenger and Will Saenger; and and Zane Gibbs. 1x1 five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Must 7/19/11 m 2/28/11 The family will receive Sunday, July 16, in the McFarnaum friends from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 land Funeral Chapel, Tryon. p.m. Friday, July 15 at Mill Creek Burial was in Polk MemoChurch of the Brethren Fellow- rial Gardens, Columbus, with ship Hall. Funeral services will military rites by the Polk County follow at 2 p.m. in the church Memorial Burial Squad. sanctuary, conducted by Rev. Memorials may be made to Steven Abe. Burial be in the of Blue Mr. Jordan’s secondwill grade class RidgeofChristian Academy (BRCA) concluded their science unit on Hospice Rutherford County, animals and their habitats by making stuffed animals. (photo submitted by Angie Dentler) church cemetery. P. O. Box 336, Forest City, N.C. Memorials may be made in 28043 or Hospice of the Carolina memory of Brandon Horne to Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Dr, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Columbus, N.C. 28722. Society, 4530 Park Rd, #240, The family will be at the home Transition County and in Saluda. A discussion session Bill McKibben, David Korten, Charlotte, N.C.Polk 28209. of his daughter, Patsy Gibbs Transition Hendersonville, follow after the film. There Michael Shuman, Juliet Schor, Condolences may be leftloat will Toney, 400 Radar Rd., Ruthercal chapters of an international is no charge. Richard Heinberg, Rob Hopkins, fordton, N.C. effort inspireHome& communities The documentary, by Helena Andrew Simms, Zac Goldsmith PettytoFuneral CremaAn online guest register may to find sustainable ways to live Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick and Samdhong Rinpoche. tory, Landrum. be signed at www.mcfarlandfuand thrive, will show the film and John Page, promotes “going For more information, go to “The Economics of Happiness” local” as a powerful strategy to http://transitionhendersonville. McFarland Funeral Chapel, Thursday, Nov. 11 from 6 –8 p.m. help repair the world’s ecosys- com/. To get on Transition’s Tryon. at the Saluda Center. The center tems, societies and individu- email newsletter list, contact Suis located at 64 Greenville St. als. It features Vandana Shiva, san at

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