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Tryon Daily Bulletin

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Vol. 84 / No. 216

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Tractor-trailer hits police car, passenger van by Leah Justice

Earlier this month, columnist Garland Goodwin shared with us a link to view Penny Postcards from the USGenWeb Archives. We’d like to share that link with you. Visit http:// polk/postcards/ppcs-polk.html to see postcards with photos of Mimosa Inn and Trade Street in Tryon.

A tractor-trailer ran into a Columbus police car and a passenger van early Monday, Dec. 5 along I-26. Around 2:42 a.m., the Columbus police and fire departments

were called to assist with a tractor-trailer that, while heading west along I-26 at the bottom portion of the Saluda grade area, had a problem shifting gears, traveled backwards and jackknifed, blocking the two lanes of traffic. No

collisions occurred at this point. A wrecker pulled the tractortrailer back in line and around 4:45 a.m. the truck attempted to travel back up the grade, go(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, 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. 828-894-0001. Hospice of the Carolina (Continued on page 2)

A tractor-trailer ran into a Columbus Police Department Crown Victoria early Monday, Dec. 5 along I-26. The tractor-trailer driver had a gear-shifting problem and rolled backwards. The tractor-trailer also hit a van carrying eight passengers. No injuries were reported. (photo submitted by the Columbus Police Department)

Gasperson, McDermott retain county leadership Gasperson stays as chair; McDermott remains vice-chair by Leah Justice

Ray Gasperson will retain his leadership position as chairman of the Polk County Board of

Commissioners for the second year in a row. Commissioners also voted to retain Renée McDermott as vice-chair. The Polk County Board of Commissioners approved the chair and vice-chair decisions

Monday, Dec. 5 by a 3-1 vote. Commissioners Gasperson, McDermott and Cindy Walker voted in favor of keeping the same chair and vice for the second year and commissioner Ted Owens voted (Continued on page 5)

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Foothills, “Coping with Loss of any Kind During the Holidays,” on Thurs, Dec 8, at 10:00 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 fingerplays. 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. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba exercise class, Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., in gym.

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The letter on pages 8-9 of the Wednesday, Dec. 7 Bulletin was submitted by Ted B. Owens, but it was not actually written by him. It is an item that has been circulating on the Internet.

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. 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.

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Moon Phase

Today: Sunny, with 10 percent chance of rain. High 53, low 31. Sunny Partly cloudy Friday: Partly cloudy, with 20 percent chance of rain. High 54, low 35. Tuesday’s weather was: High 63, low 54, 1.90 inches of rain.

The Meeting Place Senior Center Friday activities include movie matinee at 10 a.m. and bingo at 12:30 p.m. 828-8940001. Seniors on Sobriety (SOS) AA Meeting, Fridays at noon, Polk County Chamber of Commerce Building, 2753 Lynn Rd. (Hwy. 108), Tryon. 828894-0293. Tryon Toy Makers Museum, open Friday 2 - 6 p.m., 43 E. Howard St., Tryon. 828290-6600. 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.


Ag center will host an indoor Christmas farmer’s market Sat-

urday, Dec. 10, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Local seasonal produce, crafts, food and holiday gifts. The Polk Fresh Trade Post at the ag center will also be open from 9 a.m. –1 p.m. Grassroots Art Project holds art classes to benefit Lennie’s Fund and the Humane Society, Saturdays from 9:30 – noon. There is no fee for the class and all materials will be provided. Classes are held at the Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 150 Melrose Ave. in Tryon. Call 828899-0673 for more information. House of Flags Museum, open Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 33 Gibson Street, Columbus. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. Tryon Toy Makers Museum, open Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 43 E. Howard St., Tryon. 828-290-6600. Saluda Christmas parade, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2-4:30 p.m., downtown Saluda.


Community Chorus Christmas concert, Sunday, Dec. 11, 3 p.m., Polk County High School auditorium. Proceeds support the Rotary Club of Tryon scholarship fund.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Mondays, Harmon Field/Tryon, 7 a.m. - noon. 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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Foothills Humane Society names executive director Foothills Humane Society set to the job. She combines an recently named Selena Coffey extensive background in adminof Fletcher, N.C., as executive istration with a deep passion for improving the director of FHS, lot of all aniFHS Board mals. We feel o f D i r e c t o r s “I am truly honored to she is the right Chair Emily H. be chosen as the first person to move Clark said Cofthis organizafey’s appoint- executive director for ment was effec- Foothills Humane Society tion to the next level,” Clark tive Wednesday, … and sincerely look said. Dec. 7. Coffey “ W e a r e forward to being a part spent the past thrilled to have of the wonderful work 16 years in Selena join us as our first execu- that they are doing for the public service with Hendertive director,” animals, as well as the son said Clark. community. This position most County, recently Clark said as assistant the organiza- feels like ‘home’ for me!” -- Serena Coffey county managtion’s search er, where she process was supervised the competitive and identified a large number of day-to-day operations of a dozen outstanding candidates from the departments, 750 employees and region and neighboring states. (Continued on page 4) “Selena brings a unique skill

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This Columbus Police Department Crown Victoria was damaged early Monday, Dec. 5 along I-26 when a tractor-trailer travelilng backwards ran into the patrol car. (photo submitted by the Columbus Police Department)

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ing westbound, when the driver reportedly had another gear-shifting problem, causing the tractor trailer to again roll backwards in the westbound lane, according to police reports. The tractor-trailer struck an occupied Columbus police car at significant speed and pushed it into the travel lane, where both the patrol car and the trailer portion of the tractor-trailer struck a passenger van carrying eight occupants, according to Columbus Police Chief Chris Beddingfield. There were no injuries. The

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an annual budget of $112 million. She said she is especially proud of her work with the county’s animal services department. With its director, Brad Rayfield, she helped shape programs and legislation that protect the health of the animals and the safety of the public. “I am truly honored to be chosen as the first executive director for Foothills Humane Society. I admire the professionalism and thoughtful selection process that the Foothills Board of Directors has undertaken to advance the organization and sincerely look forward to being a part of the wonderful work that they are doing for the animals, as well as the

police officer was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital as a precautionary measure, where he was treated and released. The North Carolina Highway Patrol investigated the crash and charged the driver, Snyder Dubose, with careless and reckless driving, according to reports. “We were extremely lucky there were no major injuries,” Beddingfield said. “We can replace vehicles, but not people.” The damaged Columbus police car was a 2004 Crown Victoria. The insurance adjuster report has not yet been received, but officials said they expect it will say the vehicle is totaled.

community,” Coffey said. “This position feels like ‘home’ for me!” A native of Hayesville, N.C., Coffey is the daughter of Howard and Ruth Coffey. She graduated from Hayesville High School in 1989 and received both her undergraduate and graduate (masters of public affairs) degrees from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, N.C. Foothills Humane Society, founded in 1957, operates the only open-admission companion animal sheltering organization serving the residents of Polk County and northern Spartanburg and Greenville counties. In 2010, FHS sheltered more than 1,600 animals with a liverelease rate of 98.7 percent. – article submitted by Gerda Hook

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against. Owens nominated commissioner Tom Pack for both positions. Pack was absent because he was out of town on business. It is customary during the first meeting every December to appoint the chair and vice-chair of the board. McDermott nominated Gasperson to retain the chair, saying she thinks he’s served extremely well, taken the position very seriously and spent many hours working on county issues. Gasperson nominated Mc-

Renee McDermott

Dermott to retain vice-chair, saying he has been impressed with how thoroughly McDermott researches every issue and has frank, honest discussions without letting personalities get in the way. Gasperson and McDermott will serve as chair and vice-chair until a new board is elected and sworn in during the December meeting of 2012 following next year’s election. Commissioners McDermott, Pack and Walker will be up for re-election next year. The candidate filing period will begin at noon on Feb. 13, 2012 and end on Feb. 29.

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Polk UDO committee cancels Dec. 13 meeting by Barbara Tilly

The Polk County Unified Development Ordinance Committee meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. has been canceled. The UDO committee met Thursday, Dec. 1 and discussed possible revisions to its mountain and ridgeline protection ordinance (MRPO). One of the issues was how to handle Saluda Township, whose elevation is high enough that commercial development is prohibited according to the current ordinance. Currently,

the MRPO restricts commercial development on elevations 1,650 feet and above and places further restrictions at 2,250 ft. and above. The meeting Dec. 13 was expected to consider options for the Saluda area and whether to change minimum lot sizes in the MRPO to match the new subdivision ordinance. The UDO committee is made up of community members and is drafting changes to county ordinances in an effort to combine all ordinances into one, unified development ordinance.

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Polk recognizes House of Flags board of directors

The Polk County Board of Commissioners gave the House of Flags board of directors a standing ovation during the county’s Dec. 5 meeting. The House of Flags is celebrating 10 years. The museum moved into its newly renovated building in downtown Columbus on Nov. 11. The board of directors from left includes: Frank Ortiz, Paul Sutherland, Bob Lair, Scott Camp, Joyce Preston, Elizabeth Burrell and Robert Williamson. (photo by Leah Justice)

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Santa’s mailbox at Stearns Park in Columbus Fo l l o w i n g t h e C o l u m b u s Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 3, Mia Wolfe and Eddie Szuster forwarded their Santa letters to the North Pole, using Santa’s mailbox located in Stearns Park in Columbus. Columbus officials said Santa is expecting many letters from good girls and boys and he has asked for help collecting them in one place, so the town installed Santa’s mailbox in Stearns Park. They also said, “Don’t forget to include a name and address so Santa’s helpers can write back.” (article submitted by the Town of Columbus; photo submitted by Mandy Wolfe)

Ag center to host indoor Christmas farmer’s market Dec. 10 An indoor Christmas Farmer’s Market will be held Saturday, Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Mill Spring Agricultural Development Center. The farmer’s market will feature local seasonal produce, crafts, food and holiday gifts. The Polk Fresh Trade Post at the ag center will also be open from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and offers fresh local produce, meats, eggs and more. The ag center is located in the former Mill Spring School near the intersection of Hwy. 108 and Hwy 9. – article submitted by Lynn Sprague

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I have been in a funk, but I usually get that way during Advent. I seem to be too old, jaded and theologically overeducated to really enjoy the cultural build-up during Advent to Christmas any longer. My son, Isaac, has grown up, married, lives in another state and has produced no grandchildren (a shortcoming of which he is reminded with some regularity), so even the vicarious thrill of a grandchild’s anticipation of the season is absent. (Hear a big, self-indulgent sigh at this point.) And since I am whining and have your full attention, may I add there is not a lot to be said for having yet another layer of church responsibilities added to one’s

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Tonya Lindsey (left), Rhonda Cooke, Angela Conner, Robin Mingorance, Tina Durbin and Ann Goodheart take a break from a Zumba-thon fundraiser held Nov. 19 at Tryon Elementary School. Zumba instructors and Zumba dancers from the region came together and paid a fee to dance for more than two hours. Tina Durbin, owner of Tryon Health and Fitness, sponsored the day as a fundraiser for the Foothills Humane Society. In addition, Durbin offered personal training sessions and fitness classes as raffle prizes. There was also a pet adopt-athon at the school where shelter animals were present and looking for new homes. (photo submitted by Joyce Cox)

River Valley Pony Club holds open house Dec. 10 Horsemasters for adults also available

River Valley Pony Club will host its annual open house Saturday, Dec. 10 at The Farm House on Hwy. 176 near Landrum from 10-2 p.m. Local pony clubbers and parents will be at The Farm House to answer any questions you may have. Pony Club is designed to help pony enthusiasts age 5-25 years to learn life lessons through the use of horses and ponies. The club offers mounted and unmounted monthly lessons and annual competitions with other clubs in the region jbtrees - page 10

and country. According to local members, it is also a great way to make friends. Adults who always wanted to be in the pony club now have a chance to join Horsemasters, River Valley Pony Club’s organization for adults. Horsemasters members will be on hand at The Farm House during the open house to answer questions about the group, which helps members learn more about horse management and riding and even gives them an opportunity to compete in teams during pony club’s annual rallies. Any level of experience welcome. – article submitted by Helen Firby

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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.

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Cannon Music Camp scholarship application deadline Jan. 8 The deadline for audition applications for the 2011 Cannon Music Camp scholarships awarded by the Laurel Lake Music Society at Tryon Estates is fast approaching. Young musicians are reminded that Jan. 8, 2012 is the final date for applications to be accepted. Early application is strongly suggested to give plenty of time to prepare the two musical selections required for the audition. Each scholarship covers a comprehensive course of intensive musical studies in performance and music theory, plus all room and board expenses for three weeks at the Cannon Music Camp at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. from June 30 to July 21, 2012. This summer camp is limited to 200 students and attracts students

from throughout the East Coast. Students having completed grades 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 in the Polk County or Landrum schools, as well as homeschooled students living in these areas, are eligible to apply. Applicants should have had at least two years of musical training in public or private schools. Students may compete in the following categories: piano, strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion and voice. The auditions for the scholarships will be held at Tryon Estates in Columbus on Jan. 28. To request an application form, write or call Al Hart, Laurel Lake Music Society, 621 Laurel Lake Dr. Apt. B-225 Columbus, N.C. 28722, phone 828-817-5574. – article submitted by Al Hart

Autumn Care holiday bazaar Dec. 11 Autumn Care Nursing and Rehab in Saluda will hold a holiday bazaar Sunday, Dec. 11. from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Dawn Pearson at 828-739-2261. – article submitted by Glenn T. Pierce

Foothills bridge results for Dec. 1, 2 Results of the Foothills duplicate bridge played on Thursday, Dec. 1 were as follows. Morning restricted pairs Section A: North-South 1. Sandra Parker - Teenie Elliott 2. Mariana Tarpley - Mary Ostheim 3. Daniel Dworkin - Patricia Komorous 4. Barbara Schuvart - Evalynn Hyra Section A: East-West 1. Ken Yeager - Mickey Brandstadter 2. H Ingram Willis Jr - Jack Williams 3. Don Iaffaldano - Rosemary Iaffaldano 4. Elizabeth Easley - Norma Evola Section B: North-South 1. Richard Belthoff - Rolland

Rasmussen 2. Jane Janke - Margaret Kennard 3. Rodney Lohman - Barbara Lohman 4. Dianne Brandstadter - Nan Shively Section B: East-West 1 Marshall Edwards - Ben Woodward 2. Lou Murch - Martha Frederick 3. Elaine Jenkins - Bruce Fritz 4. Elizabeth Murray - Virginia C Davis Afternoon Open Pairs North-South 1. Jim Jackson - James Cobb 2. George Cashau - Donald Cobb 3. Charles Cannon - Jack (Continued on page 15)





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Thursday, December 8, 2011

St. Luke’s honors volunteers

The ExploreTryon Tourism Board will hold its next regular meeting on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 5:00 P.M. at the Tryon Town Hall, McCown Room. Public welcome. Information (828) 859-6655.

St. Luke’s Hospital recently honored volunteers who have given service to the hospital. Above is Elsie Osborn and Jane Naples, honored for 50 hours of service; honorees not pictured include Harriet Case, Sandy Everhart and Evelyn Gee. (photo submitted by Jennifer Wilson)

Above is Beverly Lewenski and Wendy Field, who were honored for 100 hours of service; also honored for 100 volunteer hours was Gail Parres. The photo below shows Betty Burdue, Frank Williams and Lulu Walker, three of those who were honored for 250 hours of service. Not pictured were 250-hour volunteers Laural Brown, Lucy Mauney, Dene Pellegrinon and Fran Tatnall. (photo submitted by Jennifer Wilson)

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When my patriotism overcame logic Your storyteller has let his patriotism overcome his reasoning and must apologize for a lapse in logic in his latest column. Here is the problem I created in that column, as pointed out to me by visiting friend, Jim North: After writing about the flag giving the “protester” the right to soil it, I then asked whether it was “what we wanted” to have the Homeland Security guy restrain a veteran who tried to rescue the flag from desecration by a protester. What I missed in my query was that both the Homeland Security guy and the veteran had taken the same oath to defend the Constitution. The Supreme Court, charged with telling us what the Constitution says, tells us that desecrating our flag is a form of speech (conveniently called “expression” now) that is protected by the Constitution. So what it comes down to is that a serviceman on active duty must also allow the desecration of the flag as part of his sworn duty to his country! Now the lawyers will have to tell me whether a veteran is still bound by the oath he took when he was sworn in for his

tour of duty after he is honorably volunteered to put up our flag discharged and now a civilian. and take it down in front of our I learned in college that our company’s building every workfreedoms do have restrictions day. You can know that our flag and consequences. The example was handled reverently, never I remember is that we must touched the ground, was hoisted not yell “Fire!” in a crowded briskly, lowered gently and retheatre. Fran remembers that spectfully, and folded carefully “Your freedom to swing your into the familiar tricorn, with arm ends at my no red shownose.” I think Remember ing. I fly a flag we had good in front of our When teachers, and I house nearly by Garland might add that every day, but Goodwin all the teachers I must confess we know perthat sometimes sonally are also good teachers. I forget to bring it in before the So you see I am conflicted in rains come, or before darkness my thinking; I do have a prob- falls. “Meanin’ no disrespect, lem with people intentionally ma’am.” desecrating our flag. What the Many people refer to me flag represents to me is obvi- as a “local historian,” and I ously different from what it always tell them that I am not represents to them. Sure, there a historian (and refer them to are “wrongs” in our country, Anna Conner, who is), but just a but we have done a lot of things storyteller. But when stories are “right.” Sometimes it takes too published and become archived, long to right the wrongs, but we have the framework in place to do it peacefully, eventually. I hope I can learn to appreciate that what I see as outrageous behavior is really an indication of the essential greatness of our country at work. Tough call! A former Navy Chief and I

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3/4. Frances Parker - Sabra G. Kleinau 3/4. Barbara Schuvart - Katherine D’oyen East-West 1. Deborah Bundy - Marily Williams 2. Kay McCarthy - Sally Dix 3. John Davis - Ellen Delehanty Afternoon open pairs North-South 1. Linda Sherer - Jack Williams 2. Charles Cannon - Curtis Ross 3. John Memory - Gordy Cwik East-West 1. Donald Eifert - Charlotte Lindsey 2. Virginia Ambrose - Edwina Burger 3. Mary Elder - Jackie Caldwell - article submitted by Marily Williams

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Williams 4. Jackie Caldwell - Donald Eifert East-West 1. Linda Sherer - Mel Rogers 2. Louise Rezac - Daniel Dworkin 3. William Saunders - Doris Saunders 4. Deane Smith - Sally Jo Carter Results of the Foothills duplicate bridge played on Friday, Dec. 2 were as follows. Morning restricted pairs North-South 1. Eilene Morgan - Evalynn Hyra 2. Edward Krainer - Jack DePriester

they seem to morph into history, for later historians will refer to them, and quote from them, as “research.” Here are two more reasons why I am a poor historian: friend Mike McCue quickly informed me that Ernest Kerhulas bought the Sunnydale building already built (I had said that he built it) and he pointed out that F. Scott Fitzgerald completed his Great Gatsby in the mid-20s, not during the 30s at Oak Hall. Aunt Mildred is gone now, but she used to take me to task often for getting the facts wrong; for instance, she informed me that the shotgun I used on the telephone was HERS, not my grandfather’s. To anyone I have misled, I offer my apologies. And please continue the work of Aunt Mildred and others who keep me honest and truthful, if only after being corrected. Thank you.

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Choir members delight residents strolling along N. Trade Street with Christmas carols at the clock tower in Tryon. Across from the tower Darlene McFarland served up hot Sarah and Rachel enjoy warm cider in front of Grace Foothills Church. (photo by Carol Boissier) chocolate. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

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