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Tryon Daily Bulletin

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Vol. 84 / No. 215

Tryon, N.C. 28782

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

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Bridge to friendships, nimble minds by Samantha Hurst

Polk County DSS offices will close Friday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. The department will reopen in its new location at 231 Wolverine Trail, Mill Spring on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 8:30 a.m. In case of an emergency while the office is closed, call 828-894-3001.

It’s a Thursday and the parking lot surrounding the Tryon Youth Center is packed. Inside almost 80 avid bridge players tightly grasp cards as they mull over their next move. “For some of these people this makes their

week,” said organizer Sally Jo Carter. “They meet people to play with and they get to know each other and the game better.” All around Carter, players chuckle in glee (Continued on page 4)

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


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, domi(Continued on page 2)

Sherril Wingo (left), Betty Murray, Carolyn Ashburn and Virginia Davis are among the 80 players at the Tryon Youth Center on a recent Thursday for the regular duplicate bridge games. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

PANGAEA fiber optic network ‘hidden gem’ with economic development impact Director updates Polk on nonprofit’s progress, plans by Leah Justice

After beginning in 2003, the nonprofit PANGAEA now has

170 miles of fiber optic network in Polk and Rutherford counties and is connected regionally to Charlotte. The Polk County Board of Commissioners met Monday, Dec. 5 and heard an update from Ron Walters, executive director

Serving Polk County and Upper Spartanburg and Greenville Counties

of PANGAEA. “[PANGAEA is] a hidden gem that is making a big impact. It’s important for people to understand what we’ve built here,” Walters said. “We now have a (Continued on page 3)


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noes 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. Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry, in conjunction with Manna FoodBank of Asheville, will distribute perishable vegetables Wednesday, Dec. 7, beginning at 3:30 p.m.. Bring bags or boxes. Outreach does not know the quantity or type of vegetables that will be available until the day before distribution. The Food Pantry is located at 134 White Drive in Columbus. 828-894-2988. 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 in-

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clude ceramics, 9:30 a.m. and bingo or movie, 12:30 p.m. 828894-0001. Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, “Coping with Loss of any Kind During the Holidays”, on Thurs, Dec 8, at 10 a.m. at the Hospice Center in Columbus behind St. Luke’s Hospital. Onehour 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 or fee. For more information, call Shannon at 828894-7000 or 828-457-9122. House of Flags Museum, open Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 1 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. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. Saluda Community Library will have preschool story time every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Open to all area children and caregivers. “Holiday Fun” is the theme on Dec. 8. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba exercise class, Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., in gym. Rotary Club of Tryon meets every Thursday at noon at Tryon Presbyterian Church on Harmon Field Rd. Tryon Elementary will present “Old Timey Christmas” Thursday, Dec. 8, 5-8 p.m. Performances by Polk County bands, the Hostetler family, the Polk middle/high school chorus, as well as fifth grade students, who will sing Christmas carols. Each grade level will have a booth with items to purchase. Everyone is welcome. Polk County Middle School eighth grade band will perform Thursday, Dec. 8 at 5:30 p.m.

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Obituaries Lula Cowart Blackwell, p. 7

in the Tryon Elementary School Auditorium. Al-Anon: Foothills Come to Believe, Thursdays, 7 p.m., Polk Wellness Center, 801 W. Mills St., Suite A, Columbus. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba exercise class, Thursdays 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., in gym. Mill Spring VFW Post 10349, bingo, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. (year round). 828-894-5098. Republican general member meeting, Thursday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m. New location: Womack Building, 40 Courthouse St., Columbus. AA’s Sobriety and Beyond, Thursdays, 8-9 p.m., Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 1024 W. Main St., Forest City. 828-863-1313. Alcoholics Anonymous, Thursdays, 8 p.m., CooperRiis, Mill Spring. 828-859-7099. Alcoholics Anonymous, Thursdays, 8 p.m., Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 150 Melrose Ave., Tryon.


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. 828-894-0293. Tryon Toy Makers Museum, open Friday 2 - 6 p.m., 43 E. Howard St., Tryon. 828-2906600. White Oak Retirement Community will host a concert by Shohei Toyoda Friday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. The group, which recently toured the United States and Japan, is the 2011 winner of the International Thumbpicking Contest in Kentucky. Visitors are welcome. American Legion Post 250, weekly bingo games, Fridays, 7 p.m., 43 Depot St., Tryon. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Smoke-free. Saluda Hometown Christmas, Friday, Dec. 9, 6-8 p.m., downtown Saluda. Tryon Fine Arts Center will hold its third annual Christmas fundraiser. This year’s event which starts a new “Holidays Around the World” tradition, celebrates Italian style. Hors d’oeuvres from Giardini Trattoria, Italian music, a silent auction and more. Information/reservations: 828-859-8322. Saluda Christmas tree lighting, Friday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m., Main Street, Saluda. Narcotics Anon., Saluda Senior Center, Friday, 8 p.m. Please submit Curb Reporter items in writing at least two days prior to publication. Items must include a name and telephone number of a contact person. Items will be printed in order by date of event, as space allows.

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170-mile fiber optic network in two counties.” PANGAEA has received more than $3 million in funding since its creation, including funding from Polk County government and schools, the Polk County Community Foundation, Rural Internet Access (e-NC), the Rutherford County government and schools, Facebook, AdvantageWest, Z. Smith Foundation, the Golden Leaf Foundation, CooperRiis and the Anne L. Turner and Geoffrey M. Tennant Foundation. All Polk County schools are equipped with PANGAEA’s fiber optic network except Saluda, and work is currently under way to get Saluda School connected. Rutherford County schools also have the fiber optic network, as do numerous health care facilities and governments. PANGAEA currently has 81 customers at more than 120 locations, with plans to connect many more in the next 12 to 18 months, Walters said. Customers in addition to Polk and Rutherford county schools include Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy,

Map showing the approximate location of PANGAEA’s fiber optic lines in Polk County. The nonprofit organization now has 170 miles of fiber optic network in Polk and Rutherford counties.

Lake Lure Classical Academy, Isothermal Community College at both the Polk and Rutherford locations and the governments of Polk and Rutherford counties and the Towns of Tryon, Lake Lure, Forest City and Rutherfordton.

Other users include organizations at the Polk County Agriculture Center in Mill Spring, where Walters said PANGAEA has 10 customers. Polk County’s partnership with PANGAEA means the coun-

ty has 12 strands of fiber from Tryon to Mill Spring, 12 strands of fiber from Lake Lure to Sandy Plains and 18 strands of fiber from Sandy Plains to the Green (Continued on page 4)


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Hoppy Long (right), Marshall Edwards, Rosamond Dauer and Ben Woodward play duplicate bridge. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

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over a clever play and slap hands across foreheads in frustration. For many, the game is social – they nibble on snacks and sip coffee as they talk about their lives. “I have made so many friends here,” said Ken Yeager. That’s why most Thursdays you’ll see some tables work their way through three hands quickly, while others get a bit more caught up in chatting. “I like the snacks,” Mickey Brandstadler of Mill Spring joked. “It’s also one of the cheapest forms of entertainment.” For others it’s more serious, with their focus on gaining

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Creek Fire Department. “Our fiber is near the Polk Industrial Park, Grover Industries and Woodland Mills,” Walters said. “There are all kinds of opportunities.” PANGAEA has also provided bandwidth to the “construction city” for Facebook in Rutherford County as well as some employees’ homes who need the highspeed connectivity. Walters said PANGAEA hopes to get the bandwidth to individual residential customers in the future but needs a partner jbtrees - page 10

Master life points and learning new strategy. This gathering isn’t just a few friends getting together over cards, it is a sanctioned American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) game with about 72 players each week. Carter took over what was once a group of no more than four tables of players in 1992, after retiring from work as a schoolteacher. She continued on with teaching but this time she taught adult after adult how to play bridge. What exactly is duplicate bridge? Duplicate bridge is a game in which competitors at each table play with the same ar(Continued on page 5)

to administer the service. Walters said the connection has proved to be extremely reliable. He said service hasn’t been down in two years, and the network also has back-up equipment and power sources. Walters also said PANGAEA has a strong cash flow with $200,000 in reserves with customized pricing, economic development and job growth and the company uses local subcontractors. “It is a community-owned nonprofit that is focused on the community, not shareholders,” Walter said. For more information visit

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rangement of the 52 cards into four hands. Scoring is based on performance compared to those playing the same hands you are playing. Two friends from Spartanburg traveled to Tryon a week ago, as they do almost every week, to play bridge and learn from Carter. “We like the game and think Sally Jo is a great teacher,” said Sandra Parker. “It’s a nice group to play bridge with – everyone is really friendly.” Helen and Chuck Trevathan of Columbus agreed the camaraderie from playing each week means the most. On this Thursday there are 18 tables of four players each, and Carter said this was a slow Thursday. She said she has organized as many as 24 tables

Martha Frederick, Lou Murch, Eileen Morgan and Pam Matern at one of the Tryon Youth Center’s Thursday duplicate bridge sessions. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

for a single morning game. Carter delights in both teaching the game and bringing the people together. She said she hopes people can see

that gatherings like this are beneficial for the whole community, not just those who love the game. “I told them they could have

my funeral right here between the morning and noon sessions – everybody would already be here,” Carter said with a lighthearted laugh.


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Saluda seeks band to march in Christmas parade Celebrating its 130th birth- school. day, Saluda has organized its “What is a Christmas parade first Christmas parade for Sat- without a marching band?” urday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. The organizers asked. They have parade will put out a be the final general call event in the “What is a Christmas for a band to year-long cel- parade without a parade in the ebration of the marching band?” town’s birth-- Saluda Christmas parade. The day. parade organizers band would march a short There will be floats, fire trucks, a grand distance of three blocks down marshal and dogs – but no Main Street in historic downmarching bands. Saluda School town Saluda. It doesn’t even is an elementary school and need to be a full band, orgadoes not have a band program nizers said. Please contact Terry Baisden so the parade organizers asked five area high schools and one at 828-749-3789 if you would middle school in Henderson like to be part of making history and Polk counties to send a by marching in Saluda’s first band to march in the first Sa- Christmas parade in 130 years. – article submitted luda Christmas parade. They by Cathy Jackson were turned down by every

Zumba Toy Drive set for Dec. 9 Twisty Sisters holds holiday toy benefit for kids in need by Leah Justice

Twisty Sisters Fitness will hold a Zumba Toy Drive Friday, Dec. 9 to benefit underprivileged children in Polk and Henderson counties. Special Zumba classes will be offered from 5:30-8:30 p.m. for the toy drive. There will be no charge for the classes, but participants can bring a $10 donation or a new, unwrapped toy of the same value to participate in the class. There will also be light refreshments and door prizes. Twisty Sisters’ owner Tonya Lindsey, former sergeant with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and former Saluda Police Chief, said

since she is no longer involved in law enforcement she misses being a part of helping area children during the holidays. “I’m helping people’s bodies and minds, but not helping the community like I used to,” Lindsey said. Local Toy Run director Barry Gee will handle delivery of the toys donated through the event on Friday. All proceeds will be distributed to children in need in Polk and Henderson counties. Zumba instructors from both counties will participate in Friday’s classes. Twisty Sisters Fitness is held at the Upward Community Center, located at 5749 Howard Gap Road, Flat Rock. For more information, contact Twisty Sisters at 828-5955843.

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Columbus man arrested Dec. 2 on drug charges by Leah Justice

The Columbus Police Department arrested a man on Friday, Dec. 2 on several drug charges related to marijuana and a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Thomas Michael Cunningham, 42, of East Mills Street, Columbus, was charged with felony possession of marijuana, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of a schedule III controlled substance, two counts of possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to police reports. Columbus Police Chief Chris


Lula Cowart Blackwell

Lula Cowart Blackwell, 101, of Mill Spring passed away Monday evening, Dec. 5, in White Oak of Tryon. Born in Spartanburg County, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Ella Mills Cowart and wife of the late Burton Blackwell, who died in 1965. She was a member of Mill Spring First Baptist Church and was a previous adult ladies Sunday school teacher. Surviving are three sons, Broadus Blackwell of Lake, Mich., Donald Blackwell of Mill Spring and Michael Blackwell of Columbus; three daughters, Evelyn Farmer of Campobello,



Thomas Cunningham

Beddingfield said Cunningham was arrested without incident following an investigation. Cunningham was given a $22,000 bond and had a first court appearance on Monday, Dec. 5.

Louise Mittlestadt of Landrum and Reba Williams of Mill Spring. Also surviving are 26 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and greatgreat-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three children, Cleo, Clifford and Betty. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 in Mill Spring First Baptist Church, Mill Spring, with Rev. Henry Farmer and Rev. David Bame officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service Friday from 1-2 p.m. in the church. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, N.C. 28722. The family would like to thank the staff of White Oak of Tryon for the loving care they gave to Mrs. Blackwell. An online guest register is available at McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.



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No tolerance for animal cruelty

Call us bleeding hearts; call us what you will, but no property owner or hunter should be able to intentionally shoot a dog, without it acting first in a threatening manner, and get away with it. Kenneth Lupo, a resident of Columbus, visited with us several times over the course of the last two weeks to discuss the torture his dog went through after being shot with an arrow. He showed us the broken tip of the arrow, he showed us the x-ray of his beloved pet Baron. We understood the pain it brought both him and his wife. We unfortunately could not reach the animal control officer for Polk County to determine what, if anything, would be done to find the person who did this and punish them. We know it can be frustrating when a stray or wandering animal comes onto your property. They can tear into garbage, destroy fencing or even terrorize your own animals. But to break off the end of an arrow after you shot it into a dog’s mouth and allow it to bleed to death is grotesque. What kind of person does such a thing? What kind of people allow such a thing to continue happening? If our animal control officer is too overwhelmed to track down the perpetrators of such an event then the county needs to hire additional help. If nothing is being done for lack of statutes, then we need to evaluate our policies on punishing individuals who commit such heinous acts. In such an animal-loving community, it’s a shame this still happens. — Editorial staff, Tryon Daily Bulletin

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Tuesday morning, somewhere they should not have been. As a farm owner with large To the Editor: I just finished reading the story acreage in Polk County we cannot about the dog that was shot with patrol it all, you are just at people’s mercy hoping they will only respect arrow. It saddened me so. You see we can have empathy what you have. We have allowed and sympathy with this family hunting for the people who have because during the last week of come to us and asked and they are made aware of the dogs muzzle loader season and livestock we have. this year our family’s Letters It is a shame and a loss, beautiful livestock to the because when things guardian dog was shot Editor of this nature happen, and killed by someone everybody loses. trespassing. Frank was Hunters lose places to go and a young dog with lots of talent for tending his flock. I am sure he was help with harvest and population only doing his job, when he went control because we now fear for our out to warn this intruder only to be animals as well as ourselves. What if our children had been out with gunned down for actions. He was shot only about 100 Frank that day would or could they yards from our front door. The have been victims of someone’s place where he was shot was not senseless and careless violence, all accessible by truck or ATV, it was over a deer. – Leslie Russell, Rutherfordton someone walking on that rainy

different. This year Americans will give the gift of genuine concern for other Americans. There is no longer an excuse that, at gift giving To the Editor time, nothing can be found that is As the holidays approach, the produced by American giant Asian factories are hands. Yes, there is! kicking into high gear Letters It’s time to think to provide Americans to the outside the box, people. with monstrous piles Editor Who says a gift needs of cheaply produced to fit in a shirt box, goods – merchandise that has wrapped in Chinese produced been produced at the expense of (Continued on page 9) American labor. This year will be

Birth of a new Christmas tradition

Comments on Tryon Daily Bulletin on Dec. 12: “Columbus family’s dog shot through throat with arrow” An outpouring of community support came. DanO said: “Another reason Polk County needs to pass the “written permission to hunt” law. I feel for the owners and the dog. Just

keep thinking about the Rainbow Bridge.” CarolinaFoothills said: “I am so disturbed about this, cannot fathom that someone would do this, then go to the poor dog, break off the arrow, and leave the animal to die. I am so sorry for your loss of Baron!”

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wrapping paper? Everyone – yes, everyone – gets his or her hair cut. How about gift certificates from your local American hair salon or barber? Gym membership? It’s appropriate for all ages who are thinking about some health improvement. Who wouldn’t appreciate getting their car detailed? Small, American-owned detail shops and car washes would love to sell you a gift certificate or a book of gift certificates. Are you one of those extravagant givers who think nothing of plonking down the Benjamins on a Chinese-made flat-screen? Perhaps that grateful gift receiver would like his driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer, or driveway plowed all winter or games at the local golf course. There are a bazillion ownerrun restaurants -- all offering gift certificates. And, if your intended isn’t the fancy eatery sort, what about a half dozen breakfasts at the local breakfast joint? Remember, folks, this isn’t about big national chains -- this is about supporting your hometown Americans with their financial lives on the line to keep their doors open. How many people couldn’t use an oil change for their car, truck or motorcycle, done at a shop run by the American working guy? Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? Mom would love the services of a local cleaning lady for a day. My computer could use a tune-up, and I know I can find some young guy who is struggling to get his repair business up and running. Okay, you were looking for

Appreciation for FENCE

something more personal. Local craftspeople spin their own wool and knit them into scarves. They make jewelry, and pottery and beautiful wooden boxes. Plan your holiday outings at local, owner-operated restaurants and leave your server a nice tip. And how about going out to see a play or ballet at your hometown theater. Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing local bands. Honestly, people, do you really need to buy another 10,000 Chinese lights for the house? When you buy a $5 string of light, about 50 cents stays in the community. If you have those kinds of bucks to burn, leave the mailman, trash guy or babysitter a nice big tip. You see, Christmas is no longer about draining American pockets so that China can build another glittering city. Christmas is now about caring about the United States, encouraging American small businesses to keep plugging away to follow their dreams. And, when we care about other Americans, we care about our communities and the benefits come back to us in ways we couldn’t imagine. This is the new American Christmas tradition. Forward this to everyone on your mailing list - post it to discussion groups - throw up a post on Craigslist in the Rants and Raves section in your city -- send it to the editor of your local paper and radio stations, and TV news departments. This is a revolution of caring about each other, and isn’t that what Christmas is about? Buy American/Be American – the job you save might be your own! Remember to buy local. –Ted B. Owens, Columbus

gal” I know I’ve missed a few other events. As we end one year and venture into another, a To the Editor note of appreciation I am so thankful is due to Ron Picarri for all the activities Letters and all the staff at at FENCE. From the to the FENCE that work hunter pace to the Editor so hard behind the shows and the wonscenes to ensure all derful horse trials. of us a fun and safe time. Since I am a loyal “horse –Cee Cee Williams, Rutherfordton





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Art Exhibits Visual Artists Holiday Bazaar, 160 N. Main St., Rutherfordton, N.C. Hand-crafted works of art and fine craft by Rutherford County artists. Now - Dec. 24. Tues. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday until 8 p.m. For more information, call 828-288-5009. Bravo Marketplace, 83 Palmer St., Tryon. Collection includes works by Diana Gurri, Linda Hudgins, Bob Neely, Jim Shackelford, Ford and Mara Smith and J.T. Cooper. Gallery open Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Ferullo Fine Art Studio, 140 Pacolet St., Tryon. Currently conducting an ongoing class in expressive watercolor, the non-traditional approach, each Thursday from 2 - 4 p.m., with open studio from 4 – 5 p.m. Kathleen’s Gallery, 98 N. Trade St., Tryon. “Pittman Pottery” by Lucinda and Gerry Pittman opens Friday, Nov. 25, 5 - 8 p.m. Runs for two weeks. “All I Want for Christmas” now through December. Holiday hours 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mon. - Sat. through Dec. 31; Sunday, noon to 3 p.m. , now through Dec. 19. For more information, call 828-859-8316. Skyuka Fine Art, 133 North Trade St., Tryon, “Peace, Joy and Paint,” now through January. For more information: or 828-817-3783. T ryon F ine A rts C enter , 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Friday, Dec. 9, 6 :30 p.m., TFAC Benefit. Tryon Painters & Sculptors, 26 Maple St., Tryon. Featured artist, Francesco Lombardo. Now - Dec. 17. Upstairs Artspace, 49 South Trade St., Tryon. “Presents of Art,” the annual holiday craft show, continues through Dec. 24. Hundreds of gifts include jewelry, scarves, glass and ceramics, birdhouses, soaps, woodturned art, handbags, ornaments, gourds and decorative dolls. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m. Call 828-859-2828 for information.

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Celtic Tavern - Hwy 176 (Bird Mtn), Landrum, 864-457-2250. El Chile Rojo - 209 E. Rutherford St., Landrum, 864-457-5977 Elmo’s - Trade Street, Tryon, 828-859-9615. Larkin’s - 155 W. Mills St., Columbus, 828-894-8800. Melrose Inn - 55 Melrose Ave., Tryon, 828-859-0234. Purple Onion - Saluda 828-749-1179. Saluda Mountain Jamboree - 828-749-3676. Tryon Fine Arts Center - 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon, 828-859-8322. Ultimate Basement – 5965 N.C. 9 North, Mill Springs. 828-989-9374. Wine Cellar - 229 Greenville St., Saluda, 828-749-9698. Zenzera - 208 E. Rutherford St., Landrum, 864-457-4554.

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Celtic Tavern Karaoke with Ken 12 - 2 a.m. Elmo’s Burning Bright 8:30 p.m. Purple Onion Fred Whiskin Saluda Inn & Wine Cellar Local Art Shoppe 6:30 p.m. Naughty Pillows 7 p.m. Shohel Toyoda 7 p.m.

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Larkin’s Carolina Grill Fred Whiskin 11:30 a.m. Purple Onion Avett and Childers

Tues. Dec. 12 Zenzera Open Mic


Saluda Hometown Christmas, Downtown Saluda. Friday, Dec. 9 from 6 - 8 p.m. Christmas tree lighting, Veterans Park, 7 p.m. Saluda Christmas Parade, Downtown Saluda. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2 p.m. Community Chorus, Polk County High School. Sunday, Dec. 11, 3 p.m.

Performances Upstairs Artspace, 49 South Trade St., Tryon. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m., Chris Tinkler performs David Sedaris “Santaland Diaries” at the former Sunnydale log cabin; tickets include a catered reception and are available at the Upstairs and Tryon House. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m. Call 828-859-2828 for information.





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Buy, Sell, Trade, Work … With Your Neighbors! LEGALS that authority and to certify that it is now in full force and effect. Witness my hand and the Seal of the Superior Court. Name and Address of Fiduciary 1 MICHAEL HUDSON 200 Possum Trot Lane Columbus, N.C. 28722 Title of Fiduciary 1 EXECUTOR Date of Issuance Nov. 21, 2011 Clerk of Superior Court Charlene T. Owens Ex Officio Judge of Pro-

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LEGALS bate Tryon Daily Bulletin Nov. 23, 30, Dec. 7 and 14, 2011 EST/JACQUELINE J. HUDSON LEGAL NOTICE Pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. § 131E-13(d), notice if hereby given that the Rutherford-Polk-McDowell District Board of Health (the “Board”), the governing body of the Rutherford-Polk-McDowell District Health Department (the “District Health Department”), shall hold a regular meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 15, 2011 in the Administrative Conference Room at the District Health Department's offices at 221



Callahan-Koon Road in Spindale, NC 28160. At this regular meeting, the Board will consider a resolution to approve the terms of the Asset Purchase Agreement by and between the District Health Department and CareSouth Health System, Inc. and its affiliates (“CareSouth”). If consummated, the Asset Purchase Agreement will effectively sell substantially all of the assets used in the operation of the District Health Department's home health agency to CareSouth. Copies of the Asset Purchase Agreement will be available for the public to review at the law office of Dameron, Burgin, Parker, Jackson, Wilde & Walker, P.A., at 26 West Court Street, Marion, North Carolina 287526. The

Asset Purchase Agreement will be available for viewing on weekdays starting on Monday, December 5, 2011 through Thursday, December 15, 2011 between the hours of 9:00a.m. through 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. through 4:00 p.m. Tryon Daily Bulletin December 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14 and 15, 2011 RPM District Health Department

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LEGALS LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified on the sixth day of Septemter, 2011, as executrix of the Estate of Shirley Harris Wallace, deceased, late of Polk County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and/or corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Sharon Ruth Lowe on or before the 21st day of February, 2012, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and/or corporations indebted to the Estate should make immediate payment to the undersigned Sharon Ruth Lowe. This 16th day of Novem-


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You are West, defending against South’s 3NT contract. Cover up the East and South hands and plan your defense. Your Jack of Hearts opening lead is won in the dummy with the Ace, with partner following with the three.. Declarer then proceeds to play the Club suit until he drives out your Ace. Believe it or not, you have reached the most critical point in the defense of this hand. It’s at times like this you must break the habit of making an “automatic” safe lead of another Heart and do some thinking. The first thing you should do is to re-examine the play to the first trick. Partners’ play of the 3 almost surely indicates he doesn’t have the King and at best shows heart length of no more than four cards.

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Since South opened the bidding with a 15-17 point No-Trump bid, you should try to count out his high card points. Crediting him with the King of Hearts and the KQJ of Clubs and no more than Jack of Spades would account for about 10 points. Therefore, South would need 5-6 points in Diamonds to have a minimum NoTrump opener. Based on the above assumptions, you must assume that partner has the Ace ofDiamonds if you are going to have any chance of beating this contract. A combination of the Diamond Ace and the Spade suit might give you a reasonable chance to defeat this contract. If partner has at least three Spades, with or without the Jack, you must attack Spades immediately. If partner has the Jack it doesn’t make any difference which Spade you lead, as long as it’s not





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Spade in partners hand for him to lead when he gets in with his hypothetical Ace of Diamonds. The key to developing a good defensive plan is to picture the placement of certain cards in partners hand that might allow you to beat the hand.

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TDDA ornament auction continues through Dec. 16 The first TDDA Silent Ornament Auction got off to a great start during the Tryon Christmas Stroll Dec. 2. Held at Skyuka Fine Art, people selected their favorite handmade ornaments donated by local artists to bid on. More than 50 one-of-a-kind creations were donated. A rotating tree which displays the ornaments at the gallery remains up with bidding open until Friday Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. TDDA hosts a reception to finalize bidding and award prizes to the top artists that evening from 6-8 p.m. in the gallery. Wine and food will be served. The auction benefits the TDDA to help pay for such events as strolls and downtown beautification and development. Call 828-817-3783 or email for more information. - article submitted by Kim Nelson

Ornaments will be on sale until Dec. 16 at Skyuka Fine Art in Tryon to help raise money for TDDA. (photo submitted by Kim Nelson)



Goodfellows Follies with Pam Stone Comedian Pam Stone of Cam- and Quartet, the Southern Dance pobello will participate in the Academy Clogging Champions of Goodfellows Follies comedy/ America, Young News and Shawny variety show on Dec. 10-11 at the Wright of 627 Music, Miss SparChapman Cultural Center in Spar- tanburg Hannah Barfield and many tanburg, S.C. other performers. In the Dec. Tickets can 11 afternoon be ordered either Want to go? performance, the online at www. Marshall Tucker What: Goodfellows ChapmanCulturBand’s Doug Follies or Gray and Rick When: Dec. 10 -11 purchased at the Willis will surcenter’s box ofprise attendees Where: Chapman Cultural fice Monday-Friwith a song that Center, day, from noon to will take folks Spartanburg, S.C. 6 p.m. way back in Spartanburg’s music history. Goodfellows, the Spartanburg Herald-Journal’s nonprofit organization that has provided food to tens of thousands of Spartanburg-area disadvantaged families since 1947, will celebrate its 65th anniversary Dec. 10-11. Also going on stage for the Follies show will be the Palmetto Statesmen Barbershop Chorus

Admission will include a post-show reception provided by Daisy Cakes of ABCTV “Shark Tank” fame. Showtimes are 8 p.m. on Dec. 10 and 3 p.m. on Dec. 11. For more information, contact Lou Parris, The Stroller columnist for the Spartanburg Herald-Journal, at either stroller@ or 864-497-7323. – article submitted by Steve Wong



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Community Foundation awards educational grants for Polk schools The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina recently announced new grants to Polk County schools from the “Learning Links” grant program. Local teachers will receive funding for “hands-on” activities designed to make required coursework fun and relevant for their students. The Learning Links program offers grants of up to $800 to public school teachers in Polk, Avery, Graham, Jackson, Madison, Mitchell, Rutherford and Swain counties so that they may provide creative experiences for their students. The goal is to

increase students’ enthusiasm for learning and staying in school, ultimately through graduation. The grants are made possible by the Ben W. and Dixie Glenn Farthing Charitable Fund of The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina. Grants to Polk County schools totaled $2,354 and included one for a program at Polk Central and two for programs at Polk County Middle School Polk Central Elementary Program: Plants Preschoolers between the ages of 3 and 5 will learn about the

elements and conditions needed for plants, people and animals to grow. The 54 students will explore wildlife and learn about the beneficial relationship between birds and insects. Polk County Middle School Program: Cultural Bridges, Ancient and Modern In a school-wide initiative involving all grade levels, the students will learn about various cultures and create a labyrinth, an ancient archetype that reflects our shared humanity. They will design and install the geometric design, practicing principles of

math, science, literature, art and social studies. Program: Up, Up and Away This multi-disciplinary seventh-grade science project explores the science, mathematics and history of hot air ballooning. Each student will build a hot air balloon with their lab partner and attempt to launch it on Hot Air Balloon Celebration Day. For more information, contact The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina at 828254-4960 or visit - article submitted by Lindsay Hearn

Lake Lure Classical Academy first quarter honor rolls 2011-2012 school year Lake Lure Classical Academy recently announced the following students have been named to the school’s A honor roll and A/B honor roll for the first quarter of the 2011-2012 school year.

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Roos, Lillie Singleton andMadison Torres. First grade Sarah Kent, Lucy Logan and Morgyn McDaniel. Second grade Peter Moore, Peyton Odel, Carter Patten, Katelyn Ruff and Jasmine Jakubowicz. Third grade Lauryn McCraw Fourth grade Ally Anderson, Riley Stanley and Micah Jakubowicz Fifth grade Christopher Benoit, Andrew Boland, Mercy Witherspoon, Molly Austin and Eli Cotellese. Sixth grade Kathryn Alton, Philip Burney, Kaylyn Harbaugh, Rachel Wasch, Fredrick Burney, Callie Dalton, Matthew English, Elizabeth Hahn and Kiara O’Shields. Seventh grade Blaise McCann, Jennifer Boland and Micheala Nelon. Eighth grade Michaela Cotellese, Zachary Holdcraft, Megan McDaniel, Anna Phillips, Effy Blalock, Wyatt Jones and Tristan Morse. A/B honor roll Kindergarten Justin Barker, Caedyn McCraw, Lindsey Price, Amelia Wade, Bethany Smith, Todd Lattimore and Stella Brown. First grade

Sabrina Ballard, Ava Bell, Stella Budai, Kylie Long, Evan Price, Olivia Turner, Emily Walters, Katie Clontz and Krista Harris. Second grade Ani Milburn and Jenna Gingerich. Third grade Nicola Roos, Isaiah Grayson, Alyssa Theodore, Matthew Robinson, Ian Harbaugh, Angie Harris, Jarrett McKaig and Lloyd Wood. Fourth grade Truman Alton, Timothy Becker, Kieley Milachouski, Naomi Morris, Lukas Tipton, Liam Daniels, Houston Howell, Naomi White, Jordan Holdcraft and Lauren Hansford. Fifth grade Colby Herman, Anna Marie Rhoads, Laura Whaley and Anthony Crowe. Sixth grade Wyatt Bentler, Tiffany Barker, AJ Charping, Grant Craig, Spencer Wasch, Patricia Hahn and Mia Karr. Seventh grade Robert Harris, Morgan Plumley, Kaley Stanley, Natalie Phillips, Tristan Roos, Rickie Whaley, William Witherspoon, Hannah Yoxall and Morgan Milachouski. Eighth grade Victoria Anderson, Maren Daniels and Gwyn Rhodes. - article submitted by Lola Stanley

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Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry receives new woodshed Recently, Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry received and installed a new woodshed for its growing wood distribution program. The Seventh Day Adventist Church located in Lynn and the Congregational Church located in Tryon made financial gifts to purchase the new 12’ x 40’ fenced structure. Gary Hillmon, along with volunteers from the Seventh Day Adventist Church, constructed the woodshed at Outreach. Outreach placed a plaque on the woodshed that dedicates the structure and honors the two churches for their service and contribution of the woodshed. “We are humbled and incredibly appreciative for this wonderful gift from Seventh Day Adventist and The Congregational Church. It is through their service and ministry to us that we are able to carry out our mission and ministry to others,” said Carol Newton, executive director of Outreach. “The Firewood Program pro-

vides an invaluable resource to our clients, as many of them utilize wood burning stoves and fire places to cook and heat during the winter months and throughout the year,” stated Jim McClintock, who oversees the firewood program. Donated wood is delivered to Outreach by businesses, organizations and concerned individuals who wish to keep families warm and hot meals on the table through the firewood program. Volunteers from churches, students, men’s groups, clubs and other organizations help Outreach by donating their time, tools and labor to saw, split and stack the wood for proper storage from weather and to make the wood the appropriate size for stoves and fireplaces. “Volunteers remain a huge need for this program. We currently have large logs that need to be cut down to size and then split and stacked for distribution and use. In addition, our 20-year-old hydraulic wood splitter finally

Dr. John N. Oliver (left) of Seventh Day Adventist Church and Jim McClintock of Outreach stand in front of the recently donated and constructed woodshed at Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry. (photo submitted by Jason L. Eller)

collapsed and a new or gently used one would certainly go a long way in helping us and our volunteers to cut large timbers into usable and easy to handle pieces,” said Newton. To find out more about this pro-

gram or how you can help, contact Jim McClintock at 828-894-2988 or visit to learn more about Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry. – article submitted by Jason L. Eller



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The Bojangles restaurant’s mascot joins in the holiday cheer in the Landrum Christmas parade on Dec. 1. (photo submitted by Anne Regan)

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Bob Child a part of Chorus Concert Dec. 11 Gitchi Manitou, or the “Great Spirit,” was the name numerous Native American Indian tribes called their God. In the Community Chorus concert on Sunday, Dec. 11. Bob Child will solo on American Native flute with the chorus singing “‘Twas In The Moon of Wintertime,” based on a Huron Carol and arranged by Chorus director Mark Schweizer. Child is a local favorite, who has graced many stages in our community with his teachings on the making and playing of a most beautiful wood handiwork. Leaving a hectic lifestyle on TV appearances including local and national weather stations, he is now directing his vocational efforts to the making of flutes/pipes and providing music and poetry to inspire. See Bob Child and the chorus and other international touches to their concert on Sunday, Dec. 11, 3

Bob Child will perform at the Community Chorus at Polk County High School Dec. 11. (photo submitted)

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Steps to HOPE holds annual golf tournament Steps to HOPE held its eighth annual golf tournament at Red Fox Country Club on Nov. 4. Despite a wet morning and a delayed start, nearly 100 players turned out to support Steps to HOPE by playing in the tournament, which organizers described as very successful. Once again, a new Toyota Camry was offered as a holein-one prize on Red Fox hole No. 10. Everyone, including a couple of golfers whose golf balls landed within inches of the hole, expressed determination to keep coming back to play in the tournament until they drive a new Camry home. The Great American Ball Drop gave players a chance to have their ball land in the hole after being dropped over the practice tee. Numbered golf balls were purchased in hopes of winning half the entire pot, or $100 for the ball landing closest to the hole. Larry Wassong, whose ball teetered on the edge of the hole but did not drop in, won the event; Wassong donated his prize money back to Steps to HOPE. Dave Hunt, Bill Sorochak, Bill Squadroni and Jerald DeLaGarza were overall winners of the tournament for the second consecutive year. Scott Myers, Gordie High, Shirl Axtel and Rick Delfosse put together the B flight winning team. Golfers who won the longest drive challenges were Jessica Justice and Jim Liggett, while Jackie Brouse and Ben McEntire were winners of the closest to the pin contest. Trophies and prizes were awarded to all winning golfers. Steps to HOPE organizers said golfers, individuals and area businesses not only offered financial support for the tournament but made countless donations in the form of snacks and drinks, gifts for door prizes, breakfast biscuits – and, of course, time. Gold sponsors for the event were Dave Hunt of Rutherford Property Manage-

Dr. Jerald DeLeGarza, Dave Hunt, Bill Squadroni and Bill Sorochak were overall winners of the Steps to HOPE Eighth Annual Golf Tournament held recently at Red Fox Country Club. (photo submitted by Debra Backus)

ment/McDonald’s and Jerry Johnson of Tryon Federal Bank. Other sponsors included Morgan

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Ken Shull, CEO of St. Luke’s Hospital speaks to Columbus Lions Ken Shull, CEO of St. Luke’s Hospital, updated the Columbus Lions recently about the present status of St. Luke’s Hospital. The Lions learned that, after losing money from 1997 to 2009, the hospital has made a profit in 2010 and 2011. Reflecting the needs of our community, the hospital will soon be building an addition that will include six new patient rooms. These six rooms will be dedicated to orthopedic patients who make up about 21 percent of St. Luke’s patients. The addition will also contain the therapy department, which is currently located off site because of lack of space. Shull told the Lions that 100 percent of the doctors at the hospital are board certified, and, with 300 employees, St. Luke’s is one of the largest employers in the county. The Lions expressed their appreciation for St. Luke’s and all it contributes to our community. The Columbus Lions Club is a past recipient of the International

Association of Lions Clubs’ “Excellence in Effort Award” for sight conservation and work with the blind. Members of the club help Polk County’s visually impaired people (VIPs) by sponsoring social events and by giving them gifts and grocery gift cards at Christmas. During the summer, the club also sponsors VIPs for a week at Camp Dogwood, the N.C. Lions camp for the visually impaired located on Lake Norman north of Charlotte. When people in the community need eye exams or eyeglasses but are financially unable to pay for them, the club helps them get what they need. Used eyeglasses collected by the club are distributed to help people around the world. Area men and women who would like to help Lions serve the community are invited to become part of this group. Call Fran Goodwin at 828-894-2505 for more information. - article submitted by Helen Trevathan

Ken Shull (right), CEO of St. Luke’s Hospital, with Columbus Lions member Fran Goodwin. Shull spoke to the Lions recently about the hospital’s current status. (photo submitted by Helen Trevathan)

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The Takacs Quartet returns – three plus one equals... a 10 A year ago this past March, The Takacs Quartet, minus their second violinist, closed Tryon Concert Association’s 55th season. Their program of duets and trios was a high spot of that season, so their promise to return to Tryon Fine Arts Center on Nov. 15 with all personnel was good news indeed. Recognized as one of the world’s greatest string ensembles, The Takacs Quartet has won countless awards for performances and recordings and performs more than 80 concerts a year worldwide. I remember vividly that this group’s high standards were not compromised for even a moment and we were once again engaged, respected and rewarded throughout the evening. The vicissitudes of life beget many works of art that can themselves beget many more. Most can name a poem that became a song or recall a tragedy fictionalized into a best-selling

novel. Leos Janacek (d. 1928) thoroughly enjoyed this definitive joined an interesting bandwagon performance and was awed anew begun, unwittingly, by Ludwig by the group’s symbiotic phrasing van Beethoven in 1803 with his and coloration. When players are ninth violin sonata, which was equal in sense and sensibility, no dedicated to violinist Rodolphe one has to show off. The piece Kreutzer. This work inspired seemed to have been pulled whole Leo Tolstoy to write the novella from Janacek’s head. He would “The Kreutzer have been very Sonata” (1889) pleased. Music which in turn Benjamin inspired the PriBritten (d. 1976) Review net painting of wrote his first the same name string quartet at Rita Landrum in 1901, soon age nine and refollowed by a mained devoted Broadway play in 1906, a silent to this instrumentation throughout film adaptation in 1915, and then his life. “String Quartet No. 1 in Janacek’s first string quartet in D Major, Op. 25” was composed 1923. and premiered in America in As pointed out by first violinist 1941. The ensemble inhabited Edward Dusinbere, and eluci- this quirky piece accomplishing dated by Joella Utley’s fine pro- lengthy passages of high harmongram notes, Tolstoy’s anti-passion ics without sounding like insects premise serving as inspiration and imbuing numerous silences for a musical approximation of with rarefied air. Indeed, the treat“rage, murder, shock, regret, and ment of silence can separate the despair” is interestingly ironic. I pros from the wannabes. Ameri-

cans are often uncomfortable with silence, yet rests are as important as notes. If you don’t pause long enough, the whole piece can become like driving a car with an axle out of round – you’ll get there, but you’ll wonder what felt so odd. Antonin Dvorak’s “String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Op. 51” is filled with idioms of folk music from his native Bohemia, but the overall effect is beyond light and simple. The group’s ever-so-slightly messier playing in this piece reminded me of the hearty, Slavic flavor the Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra put forth on this stage some years ago. Whether or not Takacs planned to add authenticity and drama by choosing heart over “perfection” doesn’t really matter. The effect was invigorating. This foursome will never disappoint. Hear them someday somewhere.

Lodge. He served in and the Woodmen of len (Rudy) Waymon of Syracuse, the U.S. Army as Medic during the World. Mr. Gibbs was the N.Y., Kenneth Simmons of HousTexas, and Lovell Simmons WWII. husband of Omie Lee Laughter ton, Wednesday , December 7, wife, 2011 he is Tryon Daily Bulletin  /  The World ’s Smallest Daily Newspaper Ga.; (Andrea) of Lawrenceville, In addition to his Gibbs, who died in 1986. one sister, Frances Fox of Riversurvived by a son, Bill Horne Survivors include one daughof 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), both parents, Mary Kate and John Green Creek and Linda Horne Marc Toney (LeeAnn), Lora 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, six great-grandchildren, Mason Simone (Eunice) and brother, 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. five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Must 7/19/11 The family will receive Sunday, July 16, in the McFarfriends from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 land Funeral Chapel, Tryon. p.m. Friday, July 15 at Mill Creek Burial was in Polk MemoChurch of the Brethren Fellow- rial Gardens, Columbus, with ship Hall. Funeral services will military rites by the Polk County follow at 2 p.m. in the church Memorial Burial Squad. sanctuary, conducted by Rev. Memorials may be made to Steven Abe. Burial will be in the Hospice of Rutherford County, church cemetery. P. O. Box 336, Forest City, N.C. Memorials be High’s made FFA in recently Students in Polkmay County attended the FFA convention in Indianapolis, Ind. Front 28043 or Hospice ofnational the Carolina row: Caleyof Modlin, JamieHorne Hrobak, Pullara, Natalie Hilbig, Alex Stott, Marand Pack and teacher Kevin memory Brandon to Jessica Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Dr, Alex Frazier and Cameron Brown. Bailey. Back row:and Teacher Chauncey Barber, Bryson Jones, Dylan Turner, the Leukemia Lymphoma Columbus, N.C. 28722. (photo submitted by Alex Stott) Society, 4530 Park Rd, #240, The family will be at the home Charlotte, N.C. 28209. of his daughter, Patsy Gibbs Condolences may be left at Toney, 400 Radar Rd., fordton, Alex Stott, Jamie the N.C. choice to attend edu- bricks.” Petty Funeral Home&Hrobak, Crema- hadAn guestfrom register may Caley Modlin, Maranda Pack, cationalonline sessions learning Support for the students’ trip tory, Landrum. be signed at www.mcfarlandfuNatalie Hilbig, Jessica Pullara, how to be a successful agricul- to the convention was provided Alex Frazier, Cameron Brown, tural leader to learning about by Polk County Farm Bureau, McFarland Funeral Chapel, Carolina Farm Credit and the Bryson Jones and Dylan Turner organic agriculture and farming. Tryon. from the Polk County High They listened to motivational Polk County Board of Education. School FFA attended the national speakers such as Dave Roever, The Polk County High School FFA convention in Indianapolis, Must who was7/18/11 a Vietnam veteran and agricultural education teachers Ind. Oct. 18-22. travels around the world sharing are Chauncey Barber and Kevin This convention offered a his inspirational message. Bailey. Must 7/14/11 career show designed to give The group attended a Blake – article submitted students a better insight on ca- Shelton concert and a rodeo and by Alex Stott, president of reer and college opportunities. toured the Indianapolis Motor the66Polk County High School Obits - page Throughout each day, students Speedway and got to “kiss the FFA





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Results from Keglers bowling on Nov. 16 Here are the results of the Keglers’ bowling on Wednesday, Nov. 16. Women’s high game: 1. Gerri Reitz - 169 2. Phyllis Ruegg - 166 Women’s high series: 1. Gerri Reitz - 442 2. Phyllis Ruegg - 412 Men’s high game: 1. Walt Flaschar - 178

2. Jack Knirk - 173 Men’s high series: 1. Henry Zahn - 475 2. Jack Knirk- 466 Most pins over average: Walt Flaschar + 36 Connie Knirk +30 The Keglers have room for new bowlers. This is a low-key fun league for adults over 50 who want a little recreation.

The group bowls on Wednesday mornings at 10am at Autumn Lanes in Forest City, N.C. Anyone wishing to join the Carolina Keglers should contact Mike Davidson at 828-894-5823 or email Members are asked to please call Davidson when they cannot bowl. – article submitted by Warner Zipf



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