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Electrical issues cause of Red Fox Country Club fire, page 3

Tryon Daily Bulletin

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Vol. 84 / No. 208

Tryon, N.C. 28782

Monday, November 28, 2011

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Polk to remove Stearns playground Rec board says playground is unsafe by Leah Justice

Hilary Giner-Sorolla of Tryon was a winner in the drama section of the 2011 Dream Quest short screenplay contest with her screenplay “Deadly Sinners.” Hilary’s first non-fiction book, “A Christian’s Treasury of Trees and Plants” became available in late July. “Clementina’s Daughter,” her novella, is to be distributed as an e-book in the near future.

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. Polk Central Elementary, will hold a Scholastic Book Fair Monday, Nov. 28 - Thursday, Dec. 1 during regular school hours. A special family event will be held Tuesday, Nov. 29, 4-6 p.m. Public invited. Saluda Center, Tuesdays, chair exercise, 9:30 a.m., bridge, (Continued on page 2)

With a slide that is boarded off because of the holes in it, the playground at Stearns Park has been deemed unsafe for children. The Polk County Board of Commissioners met Monday, Nov. 21 and decided to remove the equipment. The Polk County Recreation Advisory Board unanimously agreed at its Nov. 2 meeting that the playground “is a danger to children.” The recreation board recommended to commissioners that the Polk Fit Committee research the possibility of having volunteers (Continued on page 6)

This photo of Stearns Playground in Columbus shows the rutted slide , which is one example of why the county has decided to remove the equipment. (photo by Leah Justice)

Polk puts county/Columbus water line out to bid Cost estimated at $488,390 by Leah Justice

Polk County is moving forward to connect its Mill Spring water source to the Town of Columbus. The Polk County Board of Commissioners met Monday, Nov. 21 and approved going out to bid on the interconnect after obtaining an engineering estimate of $488,390. The vote to go out to bid was approved 4 to 1, with commissioner Tom Pack opposed.

Polk County offered to run the water line to Columbus during a joint county/town meeting in September. The county has also asked Columbus to maintain its water and sewer system at the middle school campus. Polk officials said they want to have backup to the Mill Spring complex well system, which serves the Polk County Middle School and recreation complex and will soon serve the new department of social services (DSS) building. Columbus, Saluda and Tryon

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officials said the interconnect will be positive on several levels, including serving as a backup to Columbus, as well as connecting all four systems within Polk County. Columbus, Saluda and Tryon have connecting water systems. In addition, the interconnect will allow Polk and its towns to be connected regionally, as Polk County is connected to the Broad River Water Authority and Inman Campobello Water District and (Continued on page 6)


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• Calendar (continued from page 1)

10 a.m., 828-749-9245. For more activities, email saludacenter@ or visit www.saluda. com. 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. 828-894-0001. Christian Fellowship Luncheon, TJ’s Cafe, Tryon, Mondays except holidays, noon - 1 p.m.; food, fellowship and discussion of relevant issues; interdenominational.828-859-5051. Chess Club, Mondays, 12:30 p.m., recreation room, LaurelHurst Apartments, Columbus. Open to anyone in community. 894-3336. Saluda Center, Monday activities include line dancing at 12:30 p.m. For more information visit Polk Soil & Water Conservation district board meeting is held the last Monday of each month, at the Mill Spring Ag & Community Center. The public is invited. Call 828-894-8550 for more information. Male Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Mondays, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Landrum Library, free yoga classes. 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Limited to first 30 people. Thermal Belt Stamp Club meets first and third Monday at

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Corrections/Clarifications Holiday Gift Guide, pg. 42, Cherry Cheese Cake recipe directions should read “Blend cream cheese, 2/3 of a cup of sugar, almond extract and eggs with electric mixer until smooth, about three and a half minutes.”

7:30 p.m. at the Tryon Federal Bank in Columbus. Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays, 8 p.m., Columbus Presbyterian Church.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Tuesdays, Ozone Drive and Hwy. 176, Saluda. 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. Tuesdays 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 sslater@hocf. org. The Meeting Place Senior Center Tuesday activities include ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; art class, 10 a.m.; bingo or movie, 828-8940001. American Legion Auxiliary meets on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the American Legion Hall in Tryon. House of Flags Museum, open Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 33 Gibson Street, Columbus. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. Tryon Fine Arts Center, Turtle Island exhibit in Gallery One. Nov. 1 - 30. Hospice of the Carolina Foothills offers “Coping with Loss of any Kind During the holidays,” on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 10:30 at Hospice House of the Carolina Foothills in Landrum. One-hour presentation is designed to help adults facing the holidays after a significant loss of any kind. Offers ideas on how to reach out to others who are grieving. No reservation

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or fee. For more information, call Shannon at 828-894-7000 or 828457-9122. LIFECare of Polk County/ Adult Day Health Care provides services Monday - Friday. Pet therapy every Tuesday is 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. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba exercise class, Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., in gym. Cracker Barrel, 1 p.m. Tuesdays, conference room, Congregational Church. 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.


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.; 828749-9245. The Meeting Place Senior Center Thursday activities include ceramics, 9:30 a.m. and bingo or movie, 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. House of Flags Museum, open Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 33 Gibson Street, Columbus. 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. Storytime at 10:30 a.m. for preschoolers includes books, music and finger plays. Call 828-457-2218. Please submit Curb Reporter items in writing at least two days prior to publication. Items must include a name and telephone number of a contact person. Items will be printed in order by date of event, as space allows.

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Electrical issues cause of Red Fox Country Club fire by Samantha Hurst

The fire that destroyed Red Fox Country Club appears to have been caused by an electrical issue, said Geoffrey Tennant who was one of the first responders on the scene Monday, Nov. 21. Tennant said the State Bureau of Investigation has completed its investigation of the fire. He said from what he has been told and based on where investigators believe the fire to have started, the fire likely was caused by a malfunction with the HVAC unit or water heater. Red Fox Superintendent Eric Jackson, who has worked at the country club for 11 years, called in the fire. He said when he arrived at work the morning of Nov. 21 he saw smoke billowing throughout the building. Several employees at the time said they thought it must have started near the locker rooms.

Ruins of Red Fox Country Club after the fire last week. (photo submitted by Don West)

Other employees mentioned having issues with breakers, but the day of the fire owner Gene Holbrooks said he did not know of any major electrical issues.

All he and wife, Ann, could talk about last week were the memories. “Of course, there were a lot of them, there always are,” Gene

Holbrooks said. But the couple plans to keep the golf carts running and continue to serve members any way they can, they said.


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Stearns playground equipment is set to be removed. (photo by Leah Justice)

• Stearns

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install the playground equipment from the former Carolina Classical School ( now the Meeting Place Senior Center), if the equipment is still usable. “The board recommends removing the existing playground, due to safety and liability hazards,

• Water line (continued from page 1)

Saluda is connected to Hendersonville, which is connected to Asheville. “For the first time ever, all four water systems will be connected,” said commissioner chair Ray Gasperson. “There have been talks of a water authority in the future. This is truly a major step in that direction.” The county’s bid for the project will include an estimated $300,000 of 12-inch pipe, an estimated $75,000 pump station and 10 fire hydrants estimated at $27,000 ($2,700 each). The connection would be from the middle school to the high school along Hwy. 108, which is an estimated 2 miles. Commissioners also discussed adding a ¼- to ½-mile extension down Hwy. 9 during construction to take advantage of a property owner who has agreed to provide a right of way. These additions will likely be added to the project later. County engineer Dave Odom attended last week’s meeting to jbtrees - page 10

whether or not a new one can be obtained,” said recreation board chairman Jim Patterson in a letter to commissioners. Polk County Manager Ryan Whitson said he agreed the Stearns playground equipment is unsafe and is a liability issue. Whitson recommended the maintenance department remove the equipment. review the estimate. Odom said the route will be on the north side of the road and will involve obtaining an estimated nine rights of way. The county will offer free taps to the line in exchange for a right of way. Odom said he plans to send out letters to all property owners along the line to alert them the county is going out for bid. Commissioners decided to wait until after the holidays to open bids. Bids will likely be open during the county’s second meeting in January. Odom also provided commissioners with an estimate to run a water line from Hwy. 108 in Mill Spring to Polk Central Elementary on Hwy. 9. For a 12-inch line the estimate is $1,390,145 and for a 16-inch line the estimate is $1,839,545. Commissioners said they plan to discuss the Hwy. 9 water line during a work session to be held at the beginning of 2012. Polk County, Columbus, Saluda and Tryon have another joint meeting scheduled for Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. at Columbus Town Hall.

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Freshwater jellyfish might exist To be honest, when a friend have stinging cells with which of mine who works with the they feed, most people believe Greenville Water System told they cannot penetrate a human’s me they had freshwater jellyfish skin. But as with about anything in some of their wain life, some say othtersheds, I thought erwise. to myself, “Yeah, I am a skeptic by Life right.” nature and am someOutside what amazed that as And when he told me he would send Four Walls much time as I have me a video of one spent on the water, I by Rob they had captured have never seen anyMcComas in a jar, I thought thing that resembled to myself “Yeah, a jellyfish, and to right.” date still haven’t. Now, here I am writing about But to be fair, I haven’t been said jellies in the paper. Unlike looking for one and the video the elusive panthers of our area, and photos I saw would lead there appears to be documented you to believe they would be evidence that these creatures very hard to spot. do exist. My friend who has worked at Freshwater jellyfish look a the G.W.S. for years was above lot like a saltwater jellyfish but the lake looking down from a apparently are not related. walkway when he saw them for A full-grown freshwater the first time. jelly is about the size of a If you are near the water, quarter, has tentacles, and is keep an eye out for these and clear/translucent with a white other critters. There is no telling or green tint. what else is down there…. Their existence has a rather You can find info on freshwide range, with 44 states re- water jellyfish at www.freshwaporting them. They prefer calm water of man-made impoundRob McComas is a licensed ments or natural lakes. They North Carolina fishing guide on eat zooplankton, like sunny Lake Lure and Lake Jocassee days and are most visible in in S.C. He has been a guide for late summer. 11 years and fishing for more Now the important question than 30. McComas lives with can they sting? Well, there are his wife, Amanda, in Sunny View some conflicting thoughts on and runs Robs Guide Service. this. He can be reached at robsguideWhile it is apparent they do




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Polk County Gifts,, now online A venture to unite local businesses by Samantha Hurst

If you scoffed at the idea of fighting crowds in an effort to check off your Christmas gift list on Black Friday and planned instead to let your fingers do the shopping on Cyber Monday, consider doing so locally. Of course not all Polk County businesses provide online shopping, but local artisans’, bakers’ and businesses’ wares can be found at “This venture began as a dream to unite local businessmen and women and offer a hyper-local eCommerce site,” said Elizabeth DeChant, president of Tiamoc Enterprises. “Customers can order anytime, from any computer.” So now anyone looking to grab gifts this holiday season, specifically from Polk County businesses, can do so even from afar. currently offers more than 30 items crafted by local entrepreneurs. The site features items from La Bouteille and Cinn-ful Nuts. It also carries items from the PolkFresh TradePost at the Mill Spring Ag Center, including wares from Dan & Judy’s Woodworks; sculptor S. Harris; Made by Melissa; Jess’s Jams, Jellies, and Butters and Hawk Hill Farm, to name a few. The site is also working to recently launched to help sell local items. (photo submitted)

add new artists and crafts people such as former Mayor Bob Neely, Diana Gurri, David Lee, Melinda Lawton, Amanda Lauver and Catherine Gurri.

Polk County Gifts arranges for the pick-up and delivery/shipping of the items. Contact Polk County Gifts by emailing, calling 828-619-0203 or stopping by the office currently shared with kiveo at 78 N Trade Street in Tryon between Elmo’s and Foothills Realty.

Tryon’s Brook Hannon attends federal program announcement Per an invitation from the US Environmental Protection Agency, Brook Hannon of Tryon attended the unveiling by federal EPA and U.S. Department of Agriculture officials of the “Supporting Sustainable Rural Communities

Report” on Thursday, Nov. 17 in Brevard, N.C. This report is the Obama Administration’s latest effort to better coordinate federal programs for rural communities in an effort to strengthen their economies.

Hannon is looking to work with local officials in the area to explore how best to partner with the federal government to make Tryon and Polk County a model sustainable and economically viable community. Hannon met privately with

Bob Perciasepe, deputy assistant administrator of EPA, to express his support, and top EPA Office of Sustainable Communities staff, following the unveiling of the report. - article submitted by Logan Hannon

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Saluda Mountain Jamboree decorated for holidays last year. (photo

Saluda Mountain Jamboree backdrop for A Carolina Christmas concert For the second year, the Saluda Mountain Jamboree will serve as backdrop for the performance of “A Carolina Christmas Concert.” The event will take place Sunday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. The concert is an evening of Christmas music and magic presented in two acts. Last year’s event included a visit from Santa and his reindeer. The Jamboree facility will be decorated in “mountain style” Christmas splendor, with several

spots throughout the building community as part of Saluda’s for family and friends to grab a 130th Anniversary Celebration. Admission holiday photo. After intermisis free although a love offering sion, performWant to go? is requested for ers will tell the What: “A Carolina story of Jesus’ Christmas Concert” the cast. Following birth delivered this event, the i n s o n g a n d When: Dec. 4 @ 7 p.m. Where: Saluda Mountain Jamboree will scripture. be closed for The “Caro- Jamboree holiday parties lina Christmas and celebrations Concert” is another event presented to the from Dec. 5 until Jan. 7. When

the New Year rolls around the venue will have a new name, although it will continue under the same ownership. Bob and Linda Whitaker said they are just working to update and move into the future with the new name of The Party Place & Events Center. The Whitakers encourage everyone to check the website for event schedules. For more information, call 828-749-3676 or visit www.


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Sunny View Elementary gets two rain barrels for garden project The Rutherford-Polk-McDowell District Health Department recently facilitated the creation of two new school gardens at Polk Central and Saluda Elementary Schools and provided Sunny View Elementary School with two rain barrels for their garden project. Funding was provided through the efforts of Mary Smith and WNC Healthy Kids by the N.C. Health & Wellness Trust Fund. WNC Healthy Kids is a collaborative program that organizes and shares information about efforts in Western North Carolina to reduce and prevent childhood obesity. The Polk County Community Foundation previously provided funds for the raised garden beds at Sunny View Elementary. The 21st Century Afterschool Academy, with Bridget Franklin as director, helped to clear the beds, plant fall crops and water them. (Continued on page 11)

Children from the Sunny View 21st Century Afterschool Academy study one of the two rain barrels installed to provide water for their garden project. (photo submitted by Angela Hall)

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Children from the Sunny View 21st Century Afterschool Academy water their garden. (photo submitted by Angela Hall)

• Rain barrels (continued from page 10)

Since the school is on a shared well, use of rain barrels not only shows environmental stewardship but expands the capabilities of the gardens. Use of the gardens can extend to the community in summer with water available. The rain barrels were made locally by A Drop in the Bucket, owned by Michael McGill (828-699-4774). Fruits and vegetables are important for optimal child growth, weight management and chronic disease prevention. Supporting increased fruit and vegetable access, availability and reduced price are key strategies for meeting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) objective of increased fruit and vegetable consumption. The ultimate goal is improved nutrition among all Americans. Organizers said having children involved in every aspect of growing food gives them ownership and enthusiasm for healthy nutrition. Thanks to the USDA Fresh Fruits and Vegetable grant, children from schools in Polk County such as Sunny View are given the chance to try sometimes new (dragon fruit, anyone?), tasty and healthy snacks to encourage them to take charge of their own health. – article submitted by Julie Maziarka, kindergarten teacher, Sunny View Elementary School

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LEGALS LEGAL NOTICE Town of Tryon Notice of Public Hearing Town Board of Commissioners

LEGAL NOTICE Having qualified on the 8th day of August, 2011, as Ancillary Executor of the Estate of Irene Greenidge, deceased, late of Burlington County, New Jersey, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Ancillary Executor on or before the 14th day of February, 2012, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 14th day of November, 2011. Dale Austin Estate of Irene Greenidge 50 Guion Place, Apt. 7B New Rochelle, NY 10801 R. Anderson Haynes Attorney at Law P.O. Box 100 Tryon, NC 28782 Tryon Daily Bulletin Nov. 14, 21, 28 and Dec. 5, 2011 EST/GREENIDGE

Town of Tryon Fire Department 301 N. Trade Street Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 7:00pm On November 15, 2011, the Town of Tryon Board of Commissioners adopted a Resolution of Intent to permanently close Cherry Street. The Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, at 7:00pm at the Tryon Fire Department to consider this proposal to permanently close Cherry Street. All interested individuals are invited to attend the public hearing and present their comments the Town of Tryon Board of Commissioners. Please call Susan Bell, Town Clerk, at Tryon Town Hall at 828-859-6654 if you need special accommodations for the meeting. Tryon Daily Bulletin Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5 and 12, 2011

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Tryon Fine Arts Center offers annual Do-It-Yourself ‘Messiah’ One of the most meaningful traditions of the holidays for many people is the music related to the traditional celebration of Christmas. The DoIt-Yourself ‘Messiah,’ an annual community event celebrating H a n d e l ’s “Messiah,” will be held at Tryon Fine Arts Center (TFAC) on Thursday, Dec. 1 on the Veh Stage at 7:30 p.m. With funding from Polk County Community Foundation, TFAC offers an opportunity to revel in the highlights of the Christmas portions of this beloved work. The “D-I-Y” format allows the

participants to listen to solos performed by vocalists from Converse College and Greenville First Baptist Church and then join in on the choruses. Singers and non-singers alike are welcome to attend as conductor Mark Schweizer leads, accompanied by pianist Beth Child. Even if all you know is a small part of the “Hallelujah Chorus” – even if you don’t know a note – you are welcome to attend. Admission is free. For more information, please call TFAC at 828-859-8322. - article submitted

Tips for safe gift card holiday shopping According to Sheriff Hill, “During this time of year, busy holiday shoppers become careless and vulnerable to other crimes as well. For example, gift card fraud is on the rise. However, taking a few preventive measures can help.” • Never buy gift cards from online auction sites. This is a large source of gift card fraud. Many of the gift cards are stolen, counterfeit or used. • Buy gift cards directly from the store issuing the gift card or from a secure retailer’s website. • Don’t buy gift cards off of publicly displayed racks in retail stores. Purchase gift cards only at the sales terminal from the cashier. • Always carefully examine both the front and back of a gift card before you buy it. If you see a PIN number, ask for a different card. If the card looks like it has been tampered with in any way, put it back. • Always ask the store ca-

shier to scan the gift card in front of you. This will guarantee that your card is valid when you buy it and that it reflects the balance you just charged it with. • Always keep your receipt as a proof of purchase as long as there is money stored on the gift card. • If possible, register your gift card at the store’s website. • Never give your social security number, date of birth or any other unneeded private information when purchasing a gift card. No reputable company will ask for this information. In light of these problems, Sheriff Hill warns shoppers to be careful so that they don’t become the victim of criminal activity. “Unfortunately, when shopping, people have a tendency to let their guard down,” said Hill. “However, paying attention and taking precautions can help eliminate their chances of being victimized.”


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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 beenhard welltostudied. Birds Staff, Unlimited Store. For more don’t understand why theyworked Tubareally Christmas XIV staff have prepare for this year’s concert. seated left to right, include andhead Polkfeathers County High band director Cindy Gilbert; Howell, carol Fortunately for the birds, newJeaninformation onsinging; any of Manfred the birding lose all ofhost their at School Walter, Bryant, conductor; and in standing, Stan Howell, coordinator. feathers do grow within Dr.activities in the area, dropTuba by the one time.assistant coordinator; Dr. Billhead Christmas will be held at Polk County High School auditorium at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. (photo a few weeks and the birds look store or check his website at www. Staggered feather replacement submitted by Stan Howell) is the normal molting pattern and less and less reptilian, obviously


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R ay M a x s o n ( r i g h t ) , p a s t president of the North Carolina Society of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America (OFPA) presents the Standard of the OFPA to Bob Lair, vice chairman of the House of Flags Museum. The grand opening of the museum was held Friday, Nov. 11 with a special ceremony. The House of Flags Museum is open at its new location at 33 Gibson Street in Columbus on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (photo submitted by Judy Lair)

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the club’s annual Christmas show. Professor Hoyt will be on hand with his trivia quiz to keep everyone guessing. About 3:05 p.m., the WOTJ jazz series will feature Bing Crosby celebrating Christmas with his family. Bing made more than 1,600 records and sang on 4,000 radio shows from 1931 to 1962. Come join the Crosby family as they sing Christmas favorites. The program is free to the community.

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The Western Carolina Classic Radio Club will meet Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. in Studio 118 on the ICC Polk Campus. The club will not meet on the third Monday this month. The first program will be a Jack Benny video “Jack’s Christmas Shopping Show,” which aired in December 1957. Jack is in a department store trying to buy at the very lowest prices. The second program will be

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