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Vol. 84 / No. 220

Tryon, N.C. 28782

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

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The Shepherd’s Feast, a free community meal on Christmas Day, is in need of volunteers! Volunteers are needed to do kitchen work, wrap gifts and set up the dining room on Friday Dec. 23 from noon to 3 p.m. and on Christmas Day to help serve, wash dishes, clean and prepare food. To volunteer, call 828-859-9979.

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

Today

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 (Continued on page 2)

Janice Conner (right) of the Polk County Department of Social Services (DSS) works in her office in the department’s new building off Wolverine Trail in Mill Spring. The new building (above) opened to the public Dec. 13, although county maintenance workers and DSS employees were still moving files. DSS offices will be closed this Friday, Dec. 16, but will reopen Monday, Dec. 19. See pages 6-7 for more photos. (photos by Leah Justice)

Saluda swears in commissioners, thanks commissioner John Morgan for service by Samantha Hurst

Saluda residents witnessed the swearing in of new members of the city’s board of commissioners at the monthly Saluda BOC meeting Monday, Dec. 12. Saluda Mayor Fred Baisden welcomed Lynn Cass as a new member to the council and

thanked outgoing commissioner John Morgan for his service. Leon Morgan was also sworn in for another term. John Morgan took a moment to talk to residents before leaving his post at the commission table. “It was an honor and a pleasure to serve as commissioner in this town,” Morgan said.

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“It was an honor and a pleasure to serve as commissioner in this town.” -- Outgoing Saluda commissioner John Morgan

“My goal originally, when I got (Continued on page 3)


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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. Tryon Parks Committee will meet Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 3:30 p.m. in the McCown Room at Tryon Town Hall. For more information, contact John Vining, 828-894-8218. Tryon Christmas parade, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 5 - 6:30 p.m., downtown Tryon. Male Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Station 187 Model Railroad Club will meet Thursday, Dec. 15, 7:15 p.m. at the Landrum Library. All train lovers welcome. For more information, call 864-457-2426 or visit www. station187.net.

Thursday

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

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a.m.; gentle Yin Yoga, 5:30 p.m.; 828-749-9245. The Meeting Place Senior Center Thursday activities include ceramics, 9:30 a.m. and bingo or movie, 12:30 p.m. 828894-0001. 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. Rotary Club of Tryon meets every Thursday at noon at Tryon Presbyterian Church on Harmon Field Rd. ExploreTryon Tourism board will meet Thursday, Dec. 15 at 5 p.m. in the McCown Room at Tryon Town Hall. Public welcome. Information: 828-8596655. Friends of the Polk County Public Library will hold its annual meeting Thursday Dec. 15 at 5 p.m. Open to the public. Members will vote on new board members, officers and bylaw revisions. Polk County Public Library, Thursday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. “Celebrate the Holidays” program featuring the Blue Ridge Bell Ringers. 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.,

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Local Weather Forecast:

Today

Tomorrow

Moon Phase

Today: Mostly sunny, with 20 percent chance of rain. High 63, low 44. Mostly sunny Mostly cloudy Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with 30 percent chance of rain. High 63, low 53. Monday’s weather was: High 46, low 37, no rain.

Obituaries Lloyd F. McFalls, p. 14 Brank Proffitt, p. 14

in gym. Mill Spring VFW Post 10349, bingo, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. (year round). 828-894-5098. 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.

Friday

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. 828-290-6600. Saluda Community Library will host a family holiday celebration in the community meeting room at 5 p.m. Red Herring Puppets brings “La Banfa,” an old Italian Christmas tale, to the library. Appropriate for all ages. Refreshments will be served. American Legion Post 250, weekly bingo games, Fridays, 7

p.m., 43 Depot St., Tryon. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Smoke-free. TDDA ornament auction reception, Friday, Dec. 16, 6-8 p.m. at Skyuka Fine Art on Trade Street in Tryon. Bidding in the Tryon Downtown Development Association’s silent ornament auction, which started during the Tryon Christmas Stroll, continues until 7 p.m. Dec. 16. More than 50 handmade ornaments donated by local artists. Proceeds benefit TDDA. Foothills Astronomy Club meets the third Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at FENCE in the great room. Enter through the back of the building and ask for Jessie Willard. Free. Narcotics Anon., Saluda Senior Center, Friday, 8 p.m.

Saturday

Jingle Bell Jog in Landrum, Dec. 17 at 8 a.m. Starts and end at The Mailroom, 156 N. Trade Ave. 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, (Continued on page 9)


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elected, was to get started on some projects I thought this town was long overdue on.” Morgan said he felt some of those projects, including city hall renovations, are now really on their way. “It’s very gratifying to drive down the street and see how [city hall] looks now,” Morgan said. City administrator Erny Williams said he appreciated Morgan’s dedication to several of these projects, including struggles with the town’s aging water system. “I would like to take the time to thank Mr. Morgan,” Williams said. “John, from my standpoint you helped me numerous times with ordinances and with Henderson County and I’d like to thank you for that.” Morgan said he, Williams and Rodney Gibson have all worked (Continued on page 4)

Saluda Mayor Fred Baisden (second from right) presents John Morgan with a token of the city’s appreciation for his service as a Saluda commissioner. Lynn Cass took over Morgan’s seat Monday, Dec. 12. (photo by Samantha Hurst)


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Polk population, age, school enrollment and unemployment trends, 2002-2011 School Year Population Median age enrollment Unemployment 2002 18,832 2003 18,865 2004 18,905 2005 19,006 2006 19,207 2007 19,247 2008 19,402 2009 19,018 2010 19,355 2011 20,588

44.70 45.20 45.39 45.58 45.80 46.03 46.23 45.22 47.08 47.17

2,430 2,366 2,392 2,431 2,472 2,425 2,477 2,444 2,385 2,355

3.9% 3.5% 3.3% 4.2% 3.5% 3.8% 4.5% 8.8% 8.1% 7.7%

Polk’s population, median age up slightly over last 10 years Polk audit report reveals trends by Leah Justice

Polk County’s population grew by almost 2,000 residents over the last 10 years, while the median age of those residents rose about 2.5 years to 47.17 years. School enrollment has decreased by 75 students over the past 10 years and the unemployment rate has grown by as much as 4.4 percent, ending this fiscal year with 7.7 percent of the work force unemployed.

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diligently to solve issues of aging water works infrastructure and high water bills. Morgan left with a charge to the new board of commissioners to fervently pursue the lowering of property taxes for residents. Cass was sworn in as a new member of the board of commissioners. Cass has been a member of the Saluda Historical Commission and made quick work of getting approval for the funding required to create a new

The Polk County Board of Commissioners met on Nov. 21 to review the county’s audit for fiscal year 2010-2011, which included statistical, demographic and budgetary trends over the past several years. One document showed how the county’s population, median age, school enrollment and unemployment rates have changed since fiscal year ending 2002. The report was based on information from the N.C. Office of State Budget Management, the U.S. Depart(Continued on page 5)

logo for the effort. The council approved $125 from the Historical Saluda Committee and $125 from the oral history project for the new logo. C o m m i s s i o n e r G e o rg e Sweet, meanwhile, was inducted as the new mayor protem for the City of Saluda. At the end of the meeting Mayor Baisden also read aloud the official state-certified election results, which were approved Nov. 15. Those results showed Lynn Cass gaining 159 votes, Leon Morgan grabbing 148 votes and John Morgan earning 106 votes.


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UU service Dec. 18: ‘Into the Light: A Solstice Celebration’ The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will meet at the Tryon Youth Center on Rt. 176 N. at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 18. The speaker will be Reverend Jean Rowe. “We are at the turning of the year in this hemisphere; the shortest day of the year is upon us,” Rowe said. “As we live in

the longer nights, the darkness has much to teach us, as does the returning light. We will celebrate the darkness and returning light, and I will share what I learned one autumn and winter while on sabbatical. I made a deliberate pilgrimage from the darkness into light, and learned to savor the darkness.”

For this service, everyone is invited to bring a candlestick and candle, if they wish, as the group will make an altar table. This service will also be a potluck lunch so attendees should bring a salad, vegetable or dessert. Barbecue and drinks will be provided. Come early for fellowship

and refreshments. Call 828-8945776 or visit uutryonnc.org for information. This will be the last service of the year for the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. The next service will be held on Jan. 8, 2012. – article submitted by Dan Dworkin

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est increase between 2009 and 2010, when its population grew from 19,018 to 19,355, the report said. Polk’s population saw its greatest decrease over the past 10 years between 2008 and 2009, when the number of residents dropped from 19,402 to 19,018. In 2002, Polk County’s median age was 44.70, compared to 47.17 in 2011, according to the report. The median age decreased from 46.23 in 2008

to 45.22 in 2009 then increased to 47.08 in 2010. School enrollment has increased or decreased slightly over the past 10 years, with an overall drop of 75 students. In 2002, 2,430 students were enrolled in Polk County Public Schools, compared to 2,355 enrolled in 2011, according to the report. Polk County’s unemployment rate has increased greatly over the last 10 years. In 2002, Polk County’s unemployment

rate was 3.9 percent, compared to the 2011 rate of 7.7 percent. The highest unemployment rate shown in the report for Polk County over the last 10 years was 8.8 percent in 2009. That rate more than doubled from the 2008 unemployment rate at 4.5 percent. Look for further articles in upcoming editions of the Bulletin about statistical and economical data from the Polk County and Town of Columbus audit reports.

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ment of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction and the N.C. Employment Security Commission. According to the report, Polk County’s population in 2002 was 18,832 residents, compared to the 2011 population of 20,588, a difference of 1,756 residents over a 10-year period. Polk’s population had its larg-


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Ours Number of area families needing help for Christmas grows

Michelle Reedy of Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry stood in the 4H Youth Center in Columbus Dec. 8 surrounded by bikes, gloves, teddy bears and basketballs, knowing there were likely still families out there that needed help. “I know we haven’t reached them all but we did our best,” she said. “I had a counselor call me today asking if a child was on our list and they weren’t but we’ll pull some things together for them.” Although Outreach no longer needs toys, it desperately needs firewood and canned goods. Dec. 12 at the Saluda Board of Commissioners meeting, city staff member Erny Williams asked that the council approve a $1,000 donation for the toy drive there. He said 19 Saluda families are looking for help this year and the $1,200 that had been donated just wasn’t likely to cover Christmas for all of them. The fire department also knew of five other families that needed help as well. As you can see, our neighbors are still in need and Christmas is right around the corner. This season is not and should not be about material things but for a child it’s hard to get passed over, not having something under your tree when all of your friends do. If you can find it in your heart to dig a bit deeper this season, please do. Find an organization that needs help even if it’s not in a monetary way. Kiwanis members will be ringing the Salvation Army bell at IGA today and the Shepherd’s Feast continues to seek volunteers. — Editorial staff, Tryon Daily Bulletin

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Yours There’s not much time to develop the proposal, and your help is needed! I’m proposing that the park be located at the eastern end of Harmon To the Editor: Field, between Harmon Field Road Since I moved back home to and the Pacolet River, where there Tryon in 2009, after too many years is already a parking lot, a fenced-in elsewhere, I have wished that Tryon utility area and an unused grassy had a fenced-in dog park where my field closest to Hwy. 108, easily two dogs and I could socialize, just as accessible for dog owners who can’t horse lovers have places walk far. to meet and greet. Letters I am cu r r en tly Harmon Field is the to the researching other dog logical place since so Editor parks and hope to have a many people already concrete proposal ready walk dogs there on for the Harmon Field Association a leash. Leashed dogs are more on Jan. 2, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. at the aggressive. Unleashed dogs are Harmon Field Log Cabin. You are endangered by cars, as well as illegal. invited to be there. How great it would be if we could Your energy is also needed - in let our dogs run and play in a safer collecting signatures, helping to environment! design the park, fundraising and I spoke with George Alley, perhaps other ideas which you might superintendent of Harmon Field, suggest. If you can’t attend the and he suggested I circulate a petition, meeting, I’m asking that all petitions help form a group of like-minded and written or oral suggestions be sent people and make a well-thought-out to me by Dec. 28, to be sure I get them proposal to the Harmon Field board all before the meeting. If you can help, of supervisors. please contact me: Ellen Thomas, I attended the December meeting P.O. Box 26, Tryon, N.C. 28782. of the Harmon Field board, and the You can also call me at 828-859idea has been put on the agenda for 8325 or email me at et@prop1.org. January. – Ellen Thomas, Tryon

Petitioning for dog park in Tryon

Comments on www.tryondailybulletin.com Tryon Daily Bulletin on Dec. 7: “Bear Streat leaves legacy of service” TryonRealHard said: “This individual sounds like a very thoughtful, giving and kind-natured man. I’m sorry for the family’s loss.” Tryon Daily Bulletin on Dec. 8: “Foothills Humane Society names executive director” NCState1199 said: “As a resident and former employee of Henderson County, I can tell you that Selena’s past work in Henderson County

government will not soon be forgotten. Selena was the approachable local government entity for citizens, employees and animals alike. Selena is professional, humble and a kind and gracious leader. I will remember her as constantly being on the frontlines of any and all county related issues, and always proving sensational in the arena of the most trying and problematic. Undoubtedly, she will prove to be an asset to the entire Foothills Humane Society Organiza(Continued on page 9)


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tion. The people and animals have gained a wonderful leader to be working towards such a fine cause with…they are truly blessed!” Tryon Daily Bulletin on Dec. 12: “Payments incomplete for Simone sculpture” Appslivyp1 said: “I am still appalled that a memorial of this magnitude was established for a figure that is so controversial to our area. In addition, I imagine that Ms. Simone would have much preferred that 100k-plus be used

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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. ‘The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,’ presented by the Holiday Players, Saturday, Dec. 17, 3 and 7 p.m. at Holy Cross Episcopal Church, Melrose Ave., Tryon. Proceeds benefit Thermal Belt Habitat for Humanity.

Monday

Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Mondays, Harmon Field/Tryon, 7 a.m. - noon. Saluda Center, Tuesdays, chair exercise, 9:30 a.m., bridge, 10 a.m., 828-749-9245. For more activities, email saludacenter@hotmail.com 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. 828894-0001. Christian Fellowship Luncheon, TJ’s Cafe, Tryon, Mondays except holidays, noon - 1 p.m.; food, fellowship and discussion of relevant issues; interdenominational. 828-8595051.

to help families, people and other organizations in need rather than an enormous statue and plaza in the center of town. I know that “negatives” rather than “positives” are often more vocal but I can honestly say I’ve only heard a handful of people who were happy or even indifferent about the memorial. Everyone else has been quite vocal about the memorial being unwanted, unwelcome, in the wrong place, a waste of money and controversial at the very least. It will not surprise me if there are no more donations received at all. I personally have many more worthy causes to donate to.”

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 Saluda.com. Male Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Mondays, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Landrum Library, free yoga classes. 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Limited to first 30 people. Thermal Belt Stamp Club, first and third Mondays of each month, 7:30 p.m., Tryon Federal Bank, Columbus. Visitors welcome. Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays, 8 p.m., Columbus Presbyterian Church.

Tuesday

Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Tuesdays, Ozone Drive and Hwy. 176, Saluda. Polk County Transportation Authority makes a regular trip to Hendersonville on the first and third Tuesday of each month. 894-8203. 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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Landrum Lions seek donations for Christmas Spirit Fund The Landrum Lions Club is conducting its annual Christmas Spirit Fund to assist those in need in the local area. Each December businesses and individuals are asked to make financial donations to this special fund to support the projects at Operation Hope in Landrum. All funds raised will be given to Operation Hope to assist those who are in need during the Christmas and holiday season. Landrum Lions Club President Gary Greene said the needs of those who are experiencing hardships during our poor economy are many. “The Landrum Lions Club members feel that now is the time that we step forward to provide assistance to these individuals. We should be thankful for the opportunity to assist Operation Hope as they provide support to the needy, and we

Want to help? Make donations payable to Landrum Lions Club and mail them to P. O. Box 262, Landrum, S.C. 29356 or deliver them to Landrum Insurance Agency, 104 S. Shamrock Ave., Landrum. encourage all citizens to participate.” For additional information, call Bob Walker, secretary of the Lions Club, at 864-457-3328. Make your donations payable to Landrum Lions Club and mail them to P.O. Box 262, Landrum, S.C. 29356 or deliver them to Landrum Insurance Agency, 104 South Shamrock Ave., Landrum, S.C. All donations are tax deductible. – article submitted by Bob Walker

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

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. “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: info@skyukafineart.com or 828-817-3783. T ryon F ine A rts C enter , 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Kindermusik Classes for students 0 - 6 begins Jan. 7, 2012. Call 828-859-8322 for information. 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 ceramic art, creative birdhouses, soaps, wood turned objects, handbags, Christmas ornaments, gourds and decorative dolls. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Call 828-859-2828 for information.

Music Venues

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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Live Music

Wed. Dec. 14

Celtic Tavern Live music 4 - 8 p.m. Elmo’s Open Mic 7 p.m.

Zenzera Ride with Daddy

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Elmo’s Speedwell 9 p.m. Purple Onion Shane Pruitt Band Saluda Inn & Wine Cellar Trophy Husbands 8 p.m. Zenzera Project X

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Celtic Tavern Karaoke with Ken 12 - 2 a.m. Elmo’s Southern Exposure 8:30 p.m. Purple Onion Fred Whiskin Saluda Inn & Wine Cellar Eric Congdon 8 p.m.

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Larkin’s Carolina Grill Fred Whiskin 11:30 a.m. Elmo’s Jam Session 4 p.m.

Tues. Dec. 20 Zenzera Open Mic

Holiday

Town of Tryon Annual Christmas Parade, Downtown Tryon. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 5 - 6:30 p.m. Shepherd’s Feast, Polk Middle School, Columbus, Sunday, Dec. 25, 1 - 4 p.m.

Midway Baptist Church Christmas Events:

Sunday, December 18th at 11 am Adult Choir and Cast will present “Color It Christmas”– created by Greg & Gail Skipper

Sunday, December 25th 10 am– 11:30 am “Christ’s Christmas Cantata” ~presented by the congregation~ For more information, visit www.mwbaptist.org

Tryon Daily Bulletin will be closed Monday, Dec. 26 (no paper).

The offices will reopen, Dec. 27, 8:30am Ads for Tuesday, 12/27 issue due by Wednesday, 12/21 4pm Ads for Wednesday, 12/28 issue due by Thursday, 12/22 4pm Ads for Thursday, 12/29 issue due by Friday, 12/23 4pm

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Buy, Sell, Trade, Work … With Your Neighbors! OF INTEREST

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Flag Gifts! US flags, State flags, Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, & Fire Fighter flags. Rattlesnake flags, Confederate flags, flag pins, flag history books, coloring books, puzzles, flag poles, & more for all ages. Open Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00 to 1:00 & Saturdays 10:00 to 4:00. House of Flags Museum -33 Gibson Street, Columbus NC 828-894-5640

Unique gifts – Christmas and everyday – practical and whimsical – can be discovered at Tryon Mountain Hardware. You can purchase nationally branded items such as Husqvarna, Life is Good, Willow Tree and Droll Yankee, Corona, Ace Lifetime Warrantee tools, Dewalt without having to experience the tension, the traffic, the crowds, and standing in long lines that are associated with large cities. Relax and enjoy the small town atmosphere. After all, isn’t that why we chose to live here? Conveniently located on Hwy 108 between Tryon and Columbus. Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm., Sat 9-5 and Sunday 1-4 until Christmas.

CONLON TREE CARE Quality tree work at reasonable prices. Pruning, removals, chipping, log splitting. Free estimates, references. INSURED, EXPERIENCED AND RELIABLE. Call Tom at 828-863-4011

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

LOST & FOUND LOST DOG - Tri Color Australian Shepherd male Lost Sat 12/3/11 Last seen Hwy 9 and Chesney hwy. No Collar. Belongs at Green Creek Miniature Horses on Hwy 9, Family Heart Broken! Please return our boy! If found, Reward! Call 828-980-4403 or 828-863-2083

GARAGE SALES Whole House Moving Sale! Dec. 2-22, 241 Hidden Hill Rd in Tryon. Furniture, appliances, dishes, linen, settings, clothes, antiques, silver, jewerly, sewing, tv’s, machines & tools. 843-696-7801 1swanprincess@gmail. com

RETAIL Store restocked to the fullest! Antiques, Furniture, Accessories, Gifts, Fruits, Jams, Jellies, etc.. Gifts for everyone. Priced best. Refreshments and discounts. Open 7 days until Christmas. My Favorite Shoppe 21919 Asheville Hwy Landrum, SC

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STORAGE Mini Storage Units and Office Space for Rent in Columbus. Many sizes available. Call 828-817-0400

FIREWOOD Dry firewood split & cut in a building. Wood been in buliding since 1st part Aug (828) 863- 4551 or (828) 817 - 6238

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Mixed Load. $90 delivered unstacked. Call 828-817-4301

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Full-time opening for a Social Worker at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Bachelor's or Master's degree of Social Work from an accredited school of social work, and social work license in SC required. A minimum of one year experience in medical social work, geriOOFING atrics experience preIDING UTTERS ferred. EOE. Please apply L & R ROOFING/SIDING at www.hocf.org FREE ESTIMATES. Shingles & Metal Roofs ABINS OR All types of Siding ENT 828-817-1278 828-817-3674 For Rent, Charming 1 Leo Price/Robert Ives bedroom 1 bath mountain cabin with views, in the Put your ad here Pacolet Valley. Screened call 828.859.9151 porch wood floors, fireplace. Includes water, garbage & covered parking. OME smokers please. $650 MPROVEMENT No per month + $650 deposit. Available immediately. ISABELL CONSTRUCTION CO., Design/Build 828-894-8406 Specialists, new homes, over 30 years experience. OUSES FOR Room additions, home reENT pairs and remodeling, basement, waterproofing. 3BDR/2BA fully renovated LICENSED NC CONhome, hardwood floors, TRACTOR. Call large fenced in yard on 4 828-817-9424 acres. 3 miles to Landrum. $825/month. Alpha Masonry Work Property Management New Construction, Repairs, Estimates, Local 864-243-6453 references, Pictures Available. 30 years exp. A Frame on private estate, overlooking Harmon Field Call 828-817-4726 & Piedmont. 2BR, 2BA. 1200 sq. ft. Brick fireplace. All new renovations inside AWN ARE & out. Very secluded. Spectacular view. $1000/ Tree & Yard Busters mo. (843) 514 - 5900 We Are The Masters Of Your Tree & Yard Disas- Columbus - 3br, 3bth home in desirable Columters. Call 828-817-4301 bus neighborhood. 2+acre large fenced yard. Detached 2 car garage, AINTING shop. Children and Dogs welcome. $1,300 mo. Call DAN STEINER PAINTING 817-1022 or 817-0798 Excellent painting / pressure - washing. Clean gut- Elegant 3BR, 2.5 Home ters & windows. Deck, For Rent in Tryon’s Old roof, & other repairs. High Hunting Country on quality, low cost. Building 9+/-acres. Formal 4,000+/a strong reputation, not sq ft home great for enterresting on one. (828) 894 - taining with features in6183 or (828) 817 - 0539. cluding Sunroom, Library /Den, Wet Bar, Large KIT Do you have & much more. Call 305-494-5344 or 864-457 available jobs? -6811 for further details.

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For Rent: 3 bed, 3 1/2 bath house w/ 2 car garage in Columbus. $1200 month plus security & references. 828-859-6018

HOUSES FOR RENT Furnished rentals. 2 night minimum. Short and long term. Contact Pam Martin at First Real Estate. (828) 859-7653. www.TryonRealEstate. com HOUSE FOR RENT IN TRYON: 2 BR, kitchen, dining room, large living room, 1BA. City water, gas, wood heat if needed & cable is available. $450 month. Completely redone. 828-859-6017 or 828-817-3293.

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APARTMENTS For Rent: 1 BR on Private Horse Farm in Green Creek. Completely Furnished, Beautiful Setting, No Smokers, Gentle Pets Ok. $650/month, $500 deposit, includes utilities, satellite. 828-863-4363

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Beautiful professional office space for rent in Tryon / Columbus area. (Behind Chamber of Commerce.) 150 square feet/ 3 Landrum - 2bd/1ba, offices. Call Mike at: (336) range, refrigerator, central 302-3368 h/a - $540. 3bd - $550. ORSES Tryon 1bd/1ba $470. Call 864-895-9177 or QUIPMENT 864-313-7848 Governess Cart. Excellent Rentals 2 & 3 BR. Rang- Condition. $1200. Call ing from $850 - $1500. 864-680-6473 Contact Pat Martin, First Real Estate. (828) Pasture, Board, Large 859-7653, www.Tryon- Fields w/ run in sheds. $175 per horse per month. RealEstate.com Call 864-680-6473

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FOR RENT IN GREEN CREEK: 2 BR 2 BA, nice mobile home on 1/2 acre lot. Garbage, grass mowing & water included $500. No pets. Call 828-899-4905

APARTMENTS Apartmement 1 Bedroom Duplex $360 Per Month, $360 deposit, Appliances furnished. No pets! Call 828-625-9711

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HAY, FEED, SEED, GRAIN Beautiful timothy mix hay. Gift Certificates available. Located on Rt. 9 So. in Pierce Plaza (near Re-Ride Shop). As always, please call Hay Lady! Open M-S 10a.m. 828-289-4230.

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LEGALS LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA POLK COUNTY FILE NO. 11E-189 IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: JACQUELINE J. HUDSON LETTERS TESTAMENTARY G.S. 28A-6-1; 28A-6-3; 28A-11-1; 36C-2-209 The court in the exercise of its jurisdiction of the probate of wills and the administration of estates, and upon application of the fiduciary, has adjudged legally sufficient the qualification of the fiduciary named below and orders that Letters be issued in the above estate. The fiduciary is fully authorized by the laws of North Carolina to receive and administer all of the assets belonging to the estate, and these Letters are issued to attest to that authority and to certify that it is now in full force and effect.

CAMPERS & TRAVEL TRAILERS

Witness my hand and the Seal of the Superior Court.

For Sale: 2001 28ft. Keystone Hornet Travel Trailer with slide-out, $7900 OBO. Call 828-817-0484

Name and Address of Fiduciary 1 MICHAEL HUDSON 200 Possum Trot Lane Columbus, N.C. 28722

WANTED TO BUY - VEHICLES WANT TO BUY: Junk cars, trucks and vans. Call anytime for pick up. (828)223-0277

Title of Fiduciary 1 EXECUTOR Date of Issuance Nov. 21, 2011

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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, De-

cember 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

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dent to exhibit the same Tryon Daily Bulletin December 7, 8, 9, 12, to the undersigned Sharon Ruth Lowe on or 13, 14 and 15, 2011 before the 21st day of RPM District Health February, 2012, or this notice will be pleaded in Department bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and/or corporations indebted to the Estate should make imLEGAL NOTICE mediate payment to the undersigned Sharon Ruth NOTICE TO Lowe. CREDITORS This 16th day of November, 2011. Having qualified on the sixth day of Septemter, Sharon Ruth Lowe, Ex2011, as executrix of the ecutrix Estate of Shirley Harris 11765 Cumberland EsWallace, deceased, late tates Road of Polk County, North New Kent, VA 23124 Carolina, this is to notify of the Estate of Shirley Sell your home in all persons, firms and/or the classifieds call corporations having Harris Wallace 828.859.9151 claims against the deceCareSouth. 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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Brank Proffitt

Brank Proffitt, 90, died at the Brian Center Health & Rehabilitation Center in Weaverville, N.C. on Nov. 10, 2011. He was a native of Foster Creek in Madison County and lived there in retirement for the past 25 years. Preceding him in death were his parents, Grover Cleveland and Flossie Farmer Proffitt. Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Juanita; their son, John, and daughter-in-law, Cathy, who live in Burlington, N.C. The life of Brank Proffitt validated the fundamental American belief that with education and hard work each individual can succeed personally and also contribute significantly to the advancement of the community. During the Great Depression, he finished elementary school on Foster Creek, then Ebbs Chapel, until the State of North Carolina began providing a school bus that would take him to Mars Hill High School, which was 17 miles away. Despite an almost total lack of financial resources, he then completed Mars Hill Junior College and graduated from Western Carolina University. He was always extremely grate-

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death by a brother, J. C. McFalls, and three sisters, Lucille McFalls, Wilma Carland and Ethel Tippett. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 in the McFarland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Ken Jenkins and Rev. Art Riddle officiating. Burial will be in Polk Memorial Gardens, Columbus. FamilyThursDay will receive friends , DecemBer 1, 2011 from 1-1:45 p.m. Thursday just ThursDay, DecemBer 1, 2011 prior to the funeral service in McFarland Funeral Chapel. An on-line guest register may be signed at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com. McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.

ful to these institutions for the opportunities they provided for him and attributed much of his success in life to their influence. After serving in the Air Force during World War II, he was a teacher and an assistant principal in Sylva, N.C., completed a master’s degree at George Peabody College in Nashville, Tenn., and from 1951-1956 served as superintendent of school in Tryon. After completing a Ph.D at the U.N.C. at Chapel Hill in 1957, Dr. Proffitt became principal of the Laboratory School and professor at Western Carolina University. Subsequently, he directed the North Carolina Teacher Merit Pay Study, one of the most highly regarded research and development projects in education at the time. From 1963 until 1976, Dr. Proffitt was superintendent of the Burlington City Schools, Burlington, NC. During his tenure, a new high school and junior high school were constructed, along with several elementary schools and a central administration building. At that time, student ability scores in the Burlington City Schools were average for North Carolina school systems, but the (Continued on page 15)


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Polk County Sheriff’s Office to hold open house Dec. 19 The Polk County Sheriff’s Office will host an open house on Monday, Dec. 19 from 5 – 7 p.m. The public is invited to drop by and visit with PCSO officers and staff. Hot chocolate, apple cider and light snacks will be on hand. Marshmallows will be roasting outside, and Santa Claus is set to make a special appearance. “We really enjoy this time of year and wanted to take the opportunity to have our citizens stop by and visit,” said Sheriff Donald Hill. “Our citizens are always there to help us – from the Sheriff’s Fund for the Needy to the Toy Run to various other things, so this is a small way of saying thanks. I really hope a lot

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student academic achievement scores consistently ranked near the top in the state. Much of this remarkable success could be attributed to Dr. Proffitt’s focus on the quality of classroom teaching and his no-nonsense approach to the management of schools. Also, at that time, Burlington provided significant additional financial resources to support the public schools. His greatest professional and educational leadership challenge was the desegregation of the school system. He, along with a relatively small group of senior education and political leaders, more or less charted and managed the state response to these changes. Much of the successful integration of the N.C. public schools may be attributed to them. In recognition of his leadership and contributions to education in the state of N.C., and to Burlington in particular, Dr. Proffitt received numerous citations and awards. Among them were Man of the Year, Alamance

“We really enjoy this time of year and wanted to take the opportunity to have our citizens stop by and visit…. I really hope a lot of people are able to come and see us.” -- Polk Sheriff Donald Hill

of people are able to come and see us.” For more information, contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 828-894-3001. – article submitted by Kim Pack County, 1968 and Alumnus of the Year, Western Carolina University, 1972. After retiring from the Burlington City Schools in 1976, Dr. Proffitt became a professor at Elon University and spent several years developing the public administration program there. Earlier in his adult life, Dr. Proffitt had built a modern home on Foster Creek for his parents and sister. In 1986, he moved to this beloved home, where he spent more than 20 contented years before the onset of dementia/Alzheimer’s. A funeral service was held Nov. 13, 2011 at Mars Hill Baptist Church, Mars Hill, N.C. Interment was in the family cemetery on Foster Creek on Nov. 14. Memorials may be made to the Proffitt Scholarship Fund at Western Carolina University, P.O. Box 222, Cullowhee, N.C. 28723. The Proffitt home address is 411 Foster Creek Rd., Marshall, N.C. 28753. Condolences may be sent to the family at www blueridgefuneralservice.org. or proffitt@ charter.net.

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Belin to teach Kindermusik at Tryon Fine Arts Center  Tryon Fine Arts Center (TFAC) will offer Kindermusik classes starting in January 2012. Led by trained educators, Kindermusik’s research-based programs are designed to enhance children’s development. This program, new to Tryon and TFAC but well known and established internationally, will be taught locally by singer and educator Bryant Belin.   “I believe in the education of the entire individual,” said Belin. “That is why I have chosen to use the Kindermusik system with young children.” Belin is the owner and director of VP Music Studios and soloist at Tryon Congregational Church. He has more than 10 years teaching and performi ng experience. He graduated from Coker College with a B.A in vocal performance and has participated in the graduate certificate program at the University of South Carolina – Columbia.

In 2007, Belin was invited to study and perform in Spain as well as the Rome Festival of 2011. He has taught voice, music theory and music fundamentals in general, not only in the Western North Carolina area but also in various places throughout South Carolina. In addition to currently pursuing his master of music degree in performance from Converse College, he has also participated in studies from Boston University’s MM Music Education program. He sings as a bass-baritone concert soloist, Sunday soloist and choral section leader in the Western North Carolina area for various churches and organizations, including the Congregational Church of Tryon, Blue Ridge Sacred Chorale and Asheville Lyric Opera. He was a featured soloist at Tryon Fine Arts Center’s 2011 Do-It-Yourself “Messiah.” TFAC is currently taking registrations for classes for 2, 3 and 4-6

Bryant Belin, owner of VP music studios in Hendersonville, will work with TFAC to provide music education for families in the area. Kindermusik classes will begin in January 2012. Call 828-859-8322, ext. 213 for more information. (photo submitted by Marianne Carruth)

year olds. For more information on the Kindermusik program, call TFAC or visit www.kindermusik. com. To register for classes, call

Marianne Carruth at TFAC: 828859-8322, ext. 213. – article submitted by Marianne Carruth


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Bridge Players Corner by Karl Kachadoorian

S outh is playing in 6 Hearts after East opened the bidding with one Club and gets an opening lead of the 10 of Clubs. It should be obvious that with a potential Spade loser, declarer should look at the Diamond suit as a place to shed Spades. If Diamonds break 3-3, then declarer could set them up to get 2 discards for his losing Spades. But finding that distribution is a poor percentage play and, as you can see, that is not going to happen in this hand. So what should declarer do? Well, the first thing declarer must not do is win the opening lead with the Ace of Clubs. Doing this would force him to make what could be a premature

discard. So he ruffs the opening lead and examines prospects with the Diamond suit and realizes that playing for a 3-3 distribution may not be the best chance for success. Since East opened the bidding, he’s likely to hold the Diamond Ace. Therefore, the best play could be to put a “FORK” in him; that is a “Morton’s Fork” coup. A tax collector, Cardinal Morton, believed if a person lived well he could afford to pay taxes and if he lived poorly he was obviously saving his money and therefore could also afford to pay taxes. Either way, you were caught on Morton’s Fork and had to pay up. Therefore after declarer drew trumps, ending up in the dummy, he led a small Diamond and East was caught

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Mr. Gibbs was the N.Y., Kenneth Simmons of HousPungent, present-day smells But the best part of ChristAfter draping the stringed WWII. husband of Omie Lee Laughter ton, Texas, and Lovell Simmons of In ginger, dried apples, mas was the sharing of simple, or berries on the tree, (Andrea) of Lawrenceville, Ga.; addition to his wife, pophe is popcorn Gibbs, who died in 1986. one sister, Frances Fox of Rivercorn andbycedar up paper handmade gifts or offers of strips would be joined survived a son,conjure Bill Horne Survivors include one daughdale, Ga.; three brothers, John Irmemories of older Christmases help in needed ways. It was as links in a “chain” of Green Creek; four daughters, together ter, Patsy Gibbs Toney (Dean) Waymon of Antelope, Calif.,a Juanita OdelCorner. of Sunny View, and in the Dark a special time for renewing pasted to form N.C.; additional of Rutherfordton, son, vin Carrol Waymon of San Diego, Marilyn Horne and ReginasnowPate, draping. Gingerbread angels, deep, heartHarold Gibbs of Rutherfordton, Calif., and Samuelfelt Waymon of both of Green Creek. and Laura N.C.; men and fully-built “houses” love for P a ione n t esister, d, Alvah GibbsTwice-told Nyack, N.Y.; a host of grandchilSaenger of Hickory, N.C.; four were decorated, displayed and mature each other, sweet and a brother , of Columbus; dren, of great-grandchildren, the modeledother sisters,during Genevathe Harrell of Bakeaten lengthy, 12- gHerbert by u m bGibbs a l l s of Mill Spring.Tales relatives and friends. ersville, N.C., Imogene Burns w Dark Corner Also day celebration of the Christ the great o usurviving l d b e are five grandchilShe was preceded in death by of Inman, S.C., Janice Fagan of tdren, (Kimberly), child’s birthday. thatJohn the i e d Randy t o t h Toney e both parents, Marylove Kate and Green Creek and were Linda reconHorne branches Campbell Marc Toney Dried apples Heavenly Faas (LeeAnn), Loraby Dean Waymon; of McAdenville, N.C.; 10 grandGibbs (Col- D. Waymon; son, Van stituted, joined with aromatic oBrock ther demonr n a m(Jeff), e n t sJeffrey . children, Kim Odel, Kelly Brad- leen) and Elizabeth Gibbs and sisters, Lucile Waddell and Nina spices fried into “mulestrated to(Eunice) the entire by families would roll up Simone andworld brother, ley, Lee and Bradley, Brandon Horne, Some six great-grandchildren, Mason year” (mule’s ear) or “half the gift of His son. free advertising calendars and Ashley Horne, Rebecca Horne, Toney, Kevin Gibbs, Anthony Harold Waymon Sr. moon” That magnificent story was them in such a way as to Joseph pies Pate,(think Jacob present-day Pate, Miles cut Brock, “Jacob’s Bryan Gibbs, Nick Gibbs apple turnovers). retold every Christmas by make Ladders” for Saenger and Will Saenger; and and Zane Gibbs. served a dual pur- additional ornaments. someone in the family, as fivePopcorn great-grandchildren. Must 7/19/11 Funeral services were held pose: ker- Sunday, they read or recited the words A special treat during the Thepopped familyindividual will receive July 16, in the McFarnels were strung together for December of Saint Luke: “And there holiday was brightly friends from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 land Funeral Chapel, Tryon. p.m. Friday, 15 atalong Mill Creek draping on July the tree with colored were shepherds, abiding in the tangerines purchased Burial was in Polk MemoChurchholly of theberries Brethren strung or Fellowloosely with fields, keeping watch over their meager cash holdings, or rial Gardens, Columbus, with ship Hall. Funeral while serviceshandwill bartered twisted “roping,” for, by otherwise. military rites the Polk County flocks by night….” follow 2 p.m. kernels in the church fuls of atpopped were Memorial Burial Squad. sanctuary, conducted by Rev. joined together with molasses, Memorials may be made to Stevenor Abe. Burial besweet in the Hospice of Rutherford County, syrup honey to will form church cemetery. P. O. Box 336, Forest City, N.C. tasting “popcorn balls.” Memorialstrees may were be made in 28043 or Hospice of the Carolina Christmas almost memory of Brandon Horne to always fragrant, native cedars, Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Dr, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Columbus, N.C. 28722. even though neeSociety, 4530their Park sharp Rd, #240, The family will be at the home dles caused injury to young, Charlotte, N.C. 28209. of his daughter, Patsy Gibbs un-callused hands in be handling Condolences may left at Toney, 400 Radar Rd., Rutherthem. 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