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Tryon Daily Bulletin

The World’s Smallest Daily Newspaper

Vol. 84 / No. 222

Tryon, N.C. 28782

Friday, December 16, 2011

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Wise Men visit Tryon

Young people from St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Tryon portrayed a nativity scene during the Tryon Christmas parade on Wednesday, Dec. 14. Crowds lined Trade Street to watch the parade, which also featured floats from many local businesses, bands and other organizations. See pages 10-11 for more parade photos. (photo by Leah Justice)

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office will host an open house 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, including a marshmallow roasting outside. Santa Claus is also set to make a special appearance.

Local task force connects mental health organizations by Leah Justice

Polk County is once again taking measures into its own hands concerning mental health and substance abuse services. The Polk County Mental Health Task Force has been meeting monthly

for almost a year after officials recognized issues had arisen among all organizations that come into contact with patients in need. County magistrate Lionel Gilbert

Serving Polk County and Upper Spartanburg and Greenville Counties

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


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. 828-8940293. Tryon Toy Makers Museum, open Friday 2 - 6 p.m., 43 E. Howard St., Tryon. 828-2906600. 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.

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THE TRYON DAILY BULLETIN (USPS 643-360) is published daily except Saturdays and Sundays for $60 per year by Tryon Newsmedia LLC, 16 N. Trade St., Tryon, NC 287826656. Periodicals postage paid at Tryon, North Carolina 28782. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Tryon Newsmedia LLC., 16 N Trade St., Tryon, NC 28782-6656.

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.


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, 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. 828290-6600. ‘The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,’ presented by the Holiday Players, Saturday, Dec. 17, 3 and 7 p.m. at the Holy Cross Episcopal Church, Melrose Ave., Tryon. Proceeds benefit Thermal Belt Habitat for Humanity.


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@

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Sunday: Sunny, with no chance of rain. High 58, low 36. Monday: Mostly cloudy, with 20 percent chance of rain. High 60, low 46. Wednesday’s weather was: High 66, low 48, no rain. or visit www.saluda. com. The Meeting Place Senior Center Monday activities include line dancing, 10 a.m., senior fitness, 11 a.m., bingo or bead class, 12:30 p.m. 828-8940001. Christian Fellowship Luncheon, TJ’s Cafe, Tryon, Mondays except holidays, noon - 1 p.m.; food, fellowship and discussion of relevant issues; interdenominational.859-5051. Chess Club, Mondays, 12:30 p.m., recreation room, LaurelHurst Apartments, Columbus. Open to anyone in community. 894-3336. Saluda Center Monday activities include line dancing at 12:30 p.m. For more information visit 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.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Tuesdays, Ozone Drive and Hwy. 176, Saluda. Polk County Transportation Authority makes a regular trip to

Hendersonville on the first and third Tuesday of each month. 894-8203. Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, “We Care” is a weekly informal social group open to women coping with loss. The group meets at 9 a.m. at TJ’s Cafe in Tryon and is open to newcomers. For more information, contact Shannon Slater at 828-894-7000, 800-617-7132 or The Meeting Place Senior Center Tuesday activities include ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; art class, 10 a.m.; bingo or movie, 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. American Legion Auxiliary meets on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the American Legion Hall in Tryon. House of Flags Museum, open Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 33 Gibson Street, Columbus. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. LIFECare of Polk County/ Adult Day Health Care provides services Monday - Friday. Pet therapy every Tuesday is an opportunity for participants to interact with a trained pet therapy dog in a safe and meaningful environment. Call 828-894-2007 for more info. 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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Christmas is not for sissies Ber tha Bumiller (Joy Cavil, left) argues with her daughter, Charlene (Karen Bame), while decorating the “pathetic little shrub” that ser ves as their C h r i s t m a s t r e e . T h e Po l k C o u n t y H i g h S c h o o l ’s P C Players will present “A Tuna Christmas,” a comedy by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard,  on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Tickets are available by calling 828-894-2525 or at the door one hour before the performance.  Discount tickets are available with a donation of four cans or packaged food products.  All food products will be donated to Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry. (photo submitted by Donna Everett)



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news briefs A glance at some of the latest news in the area.

Polk approves 2012 meeting schedule

Foothills Community Chapel Invites you…. ….to an evening of singing with the accapella Adult Choir Ensemble and a Children’s Christmas Play. When: Sunday evening, December 18 at 5:00 PM Where: Foothills Community Chapel 2720 Landrum Rd. Columbus, NC 28722 Following the service, there will be a time of fellowship with sandwiches, finger foods, and coffee. For more information, call 828-817-4202.

The Polk County Board of Commissioners approved its meeting and holiday schedule through June 2012 during a meeting held Dec. 5. Commissioners will meet again on Jan. 9, 2012 after being closed on Monday, Jan. 2 for New Year’s. Polk will hold a retreat on Jan. 23 and will travel to Sunny View School on March 5. Except for special holidays, commissioners meet on the first and third Mondays, with the first meeting being held at 7 p.m. and the second meeting at 3 p.m.

Polk to allow Western Highlands to use a room in new DSS building

The Polk County Mental Health Advisory Board recently voted to allow Western Highlands network a space in the county’s new department of social services (DSS) building. The mental health board suggested the room be designated as a “mental health” room and be made available to additional providers upon written request and coordination with DSS staff.

Polk appoints volunteer board members

The Polk County Board of Commissioners during its Dec. 5 meeting appointed Nancy Hasselbring to the animal cruelty investigators; Doug Harmon to the farmland preservation board; Emily Bartlett to the community care block grant committee and Tracey Daniels to the Western Highlands network.

Saluda police report for November

The Saluda Police Department offered a report on the last month to city commissioners Monday, Dec. 12. Police officers gave out six parking citations, five state citations and 10 warning tickets. They were also called out on three larcenies and one traffic accident and assisted on one funeral escort. Saluda also assisted the Polk County Sheriff’s Office five times, including the Toy Run; highway patrol one time, Henderson County one time and Columbus two times. The sheriff’s office assisted Saluda five times and Columbus assisted the city one time.

Saluda to review state legislation that might affect city operations

City administrator Erny Williams asked Saluda commissioners to have city attorney Bailey Nager look into any new legislation that could affect how the city goes about business. Williams said new legislation approved by the N.C. Legislature could change specifics for everything from city growth and annexation to billboards and recycling mercury.

Landrum approves city hall holiday schedule

Landrum City Hall will be closed Dec. 23 and Dec. 26 for Christmas and Jan. 2 for New Year’s.

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updated the Polk County Board of Commissioners on Monday, Dec. 5 about the task force and how it has helped communications between law enforcement and other agencies, including St. Luke’s Hospital, the department of social services (DSS), the Polk Wellness Center, Family Preservation Services and Western Highlands. “None of the entities knew what each other were up against,” Gilbert said. Gilbert said Becky Brodar, outreach coordinator for St. Luke’s Center of Behavioral Medicine, was the first to recognize the need to form a task force. Gilbert said it became clear that many of the frustrations in assisting mental health and substance abuse patients were caused by lack of knowledge of the many laws, rules and regulations. Some of the problem locally

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referred to as the “pink list.” It includes a checklist for officials to use in dealing with a person who could be suffering from mental health or substance abuse issues. The first item on the list is for the officer to ensure the scene is safe, then to determine whether or not a threat exists. The officer then must determine if the person’s actions are a result of mental illness and/or substance abuse in order to determine if a therapist/organization needs to be contacted or if criminal charges are applicable. On the back of the checklist are phone numbers for behavioral health providers, DSS and the county magistrate office. “[The checklist] is a tool for [law enforcement officers],” said Polk County Commissioner Cindy Walker. “It’s so simple but it’s so needed. We’re pulling everybody together to get everybody where they need to be in the safest, healthiest way.”


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is patients under age 55 must be private insurance, a bed at a state transferred to another hospital or a hospital must be found, Gilbert state agency other than St. Luke’s, said. Other issues include involunand being accepted into those facilities could take days or longer. tary commitments that are often Lack of beds in such facilities necessary and patients who beis a major problem, Gilbert said. come combative while waiting to be admitted to a Broughton Hosfacility. In those pital in Morgancases, law enton, N.C., for ex- “What has happened forcement has ample, went from is all the entities have to respond. It nearly 600 beds is also up to loto about 80 beds come together and in recent years learned each other’s roles. cal law enforcement to transfer after state budget And it’s really helped patients to hoscuts, Gilbert said. pitals, some of “ A l l o f i t tremendously.” hinges on the -- Polk magistrate Lionel Gilbert which are far away throughloss of state out the state. funds for mental The task force created a pamhealth,” said Gilbert. Local law enforcement of- phlet giving information for law ficers at times must take patients enforcement officers to use in suffering from mental health or dealing with situations in which substance abuse illnesses to St. mental illness or substance abuse Luke’s, after which the hospital may be an issue. The pamphlet, must find the patient a space at called the “Law Enforcement as a participating hospital. If the First Responder Mental Health patient doesn’t have Medicaid or Protocol and Assessment,” is

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Polk resident Katharine Smith said the piece of pink paper is a great gift to the community. She said working in mental health can be a very scary business because it’s unclear with behavior alone what you may be dealing with. “There’s not an officer in the world who wants to go out and deal with these things,” said Smith. “We are all very lucky we have such a task force in this county.” Gilbert said he doesn’t know jbtrees - page 10

of a task force like Polk’s in other counties. “What has happened is all the entities have come together and learned each other’s roles,” Gilbert said. “And it’s really helped tremendously.” North Carolina reformed mental health services almost a decade ago and mandated that counties join local management entities. Polk joined Western Highlands in 2002, along with the counties of Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, Mitchell, Rutherford, Transylvania and Yancey.

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In Polk County District service, a $100 fine and court Court held Wednesday, Dec. costs. Brandon Nelson Rice was 7, 2011 with Judge Pete Knight presiding, 125 cases were convicted of conspiracy to set heard. Some cases were con- fire to woods/lands/fields, continued, dismissed or sent to spiracy to commit larceny of a motor vehicle and conspiracy superior court. The following persons were to commit breaking and or convicted of a crime (names entering. Rice was sentenced are given as they appear in to six years supervised probation, $10,435 of restitution and court records): Lamar Eugene Cannady court costs. Catina Rose Tauber was was convicted of resisting a public officer. Cannady was convicted of failure to wear seat belt sentenced driver. Tauto four days Court Results ber was fined in jail with $25 and court credit for time costs. served. Sophie Claire Titera was James Victor Couey was convicted of speeding 75 mph convicted of driving after in a 65 mph zone. Couey was consuming under age 21. Titera was sentenced to one year fined $40 and court costs. Donald R. Freeman was unsupervised probation and convicted of speeding 79 mph court costs. Datye Amit Vijaykumar was in a 65 mph zone. Freeman was convicted of speeding 91 mph fined $40 and court costs. Taheeda Latten was con- in a 65 mph zone. Vijaykumar victed of speeding 79 mph in a was fined $91 and court costs. Pierra Shan Washington was 65 mph zone. Latten was fined convicted of speeding 79 mph $40 and court costs. Roger Charles Ledford was in a 65 mph zone. Washington convicted of possession of was fined $40 and court costs. Hollys Lavon Williams was drug paraphernalia. Ledford was sentenced to 45 days in convicted of assaulting a government official/employee, jail. Nicholas Deryis Neshan injury to personal property was convicted of speeding 90 and two counts of felony posmph in a 65 mph zone. Neshan session of cocaine. Williams was fined $90 and court costs. was sentenced to 18 months Tiffany Kay Oliver was supervised probation, one day convicted of speeding 82 mph in jail, $50 in restitution and in a 65 mph zone. Oliver was court costs. Robert Ray Woody was consentenced to one year unsupervised probation, a $50 fine and victed of a domestic violence protective order violation. court costs. Daniel William Oosterom Woody was sentenced to two was convicted of speeding years unsupervised probation 101 mph in a 55 mph zone. and court costs. Brandi Nicole Wynn was Oosterom was fined $101 and convicted of level 5 driving court costs. John Robert Pace was con- while impaired. Wynn was victed of level 5 driving while sentenced to one year unsuimpaired. Pace was sentenced pervised probation, 24 hours of to one year unsupervised pro- community service, a $75 fine bation, 24 hours of community and court costs.

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Local retailers got a boost from “We’ve found that if you offer the grassroots Shop Local move- quality merchandise at a reasonments, branded as Plaid Friday able price, shoppers will be loyal and Small Business Saturday, the to you. We have a very loyal cusweekend shopping days following tomer base,” she said. Thanksgiving. The arts also had a good busiThe name Plaid Friday cel- ness weekend. ebrates the local creativity of indeKim Nelson of Skyuka Fine pendent businesses. Plaid Friday is Art commented that their gallery publicized as the alternative to the saw “a nice flow of people” and big box store “Black Friday” and a good number of shoppers from designed to promote both local and out of town. Also on “gallery row,” independently Richard Baker owned businessof Richard Bakes during the hol- “Our business was good, er Studio said he idays. Plaid Fri- but we did advertise felt the bump in day is designed increased busito bring back discounts.” ness, calling it -- Kim Clement, “a very good the small-town Tryon Mountain Hardware t w o d a y s o f nostalgic times when shopping business.” for friends and family was a comAway from the downtown munity-based holiday activity. merchant center, Little Mountain Likewise, the second annual Farm Supply on Hwy. 9 in Green Small Business Saturday, promoted Creek also reported a noticeable by financial giant American Ex- increase in business. press, is a day dedicated to supportAccording to owner Laura ing locally owned small businesses Backus, “The previous 14 years on one of the busiest shopping the Saturday after Thanksgiving weekends of the year. has been dead. This year, we did a Locally, Polk County retailers lot of promotional posts on Facesaid extended hours, specials, com- book, using such catchphrases as munity advertising and social media ‘Keep the Cheer Here.’” combined to make for an above avBackus also said, “From a erage shopping weekend for them. retailer’s standpoint, I wish we Kim Clement of Tryon Mountain could get across to our local cusHardware said she saw a marked tomers that small businesses can’t increase in weekend business. carry every item, but we can order “Our business was good, but anything you need. We are here to we did advertise discounts,” Clem- serve our customers.” ent said. Nationally, the National Retail Tryon downtown retailer The Federation said U.S. retail traffic Book Shelf also reported an increase increased from a year ago during in business. Salesperson Judy Lani- the Thanksgiving weekend, but er said she noticed many out-of- shoppers, on average, spent less. town shoppers. The weekend prior The trade group said 195 milto Thanksgiving was “spectacular,” lion consumers went shopping, up according to Lanier, mainly because from last year’s 172 million during they had promoted an in-store event. the Thanksgiving weekend a year Another downtown merchant, ago. Shoppers spent on average Mary Prioleau, owner of apparel $343.31 per person, down from retailer Tryon House, said she felt $372,57 last year, according to the sales were good but somewhat New York Times. In total, about lower than the same weekend last $41.2 billion was spent over the year. She is uncertain as to whether holiday, about the same as a year the national small business promo- ago. tion had a tangible effect on her – article submitted business. by Libbie Johnson

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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

Furnished rentals. 2 night minimum. Short and long term. Contact Pam Martin at First Real Estate. (828) 859-7653. www.TryonRealEstate. com

Apartmement 1 Bedroom ORSE Duplex $360 Per Month, $360 deposit, Appliances OARDING furnished. No pets! Call 828-625-9711 Full Board, SETA Trail Systems, Low Key, Private Farm. $400/month. For Rent: 1 BR on Private Horse Farm in Green 894-6377

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WE CAN HELP. Reach the county market for less using the classifieds. Need a quick quote? Call 828.859.9151.


Governess Cart. Excellent Condition. $1200. Call 864-680-6473

Pasture, Board, Large Fields w/ run in sheds. $175 per horse per month. Call 864-680-6473


Creek. Completely Furnished, Beautiful Setting, No Smokers, Gentle Pets Ok. $650/month, $500 deposit, includes utilities, satellite. 828-863-4363


Beautiful timothy mix hay. Gift Certificates Lots of windows. Central available. Located on Rt. heat & AC. Washer/Dryer. 9 So. in Pierce Plaza Off-street parking. (near Re-Ride Shop). As Private location in town. always, please call Hay $625/mo. Utilities paid. Lady! Open M-S 10a.m. 828-817-0755 828-289-4230.

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

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

MISCELLANEOUS PASTURE BOARD with Stall. 15 ac. $122/mo. Hwy 14/11. Great Team 864-580-9841 Unusual Romantic Love Knot Brass Bed, queen size. $1500 Like New wheel chair & portable folding ramp, $150 each or both for $250. Call 828-894-5953


 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by CARLOS A. RODRIGUEZ, UNMARRIED to PRLAP, INC., Trustee(s), which was dated October 30, 2007 and recorded on November 1, 2007 in Book 359 at Page 1702, Polk County Registry, North Carolina.  Default having been made of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said default having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will of-

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fer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on December 19, 2011 at 10:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Polk County, North Carolina, to wit:  BEING all of Lot 6, containing 4.87 acres, more or less, and being shown and delineated on that certain plat entitled, "Final Plan for Hughes Creek Preserve, Phase 1, Columbus Twp., Polk Co., No. Car.", dated May 17, 2006, revised June 28, 2006 and March 30, 2007 and prepared by Butler Associates, Registered Land Surveyor, said plat being duly recorded in Map Card File E. Page 1656, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Polk County, North Carolina; reference being made to said recorded plat for a full and complete metes and bounds description of said property pursuant to North Carolina General Statutes 47-30 (g).  The above described property is conveyed subject to that certain Declaration of Reservations and Restrictive, Protective and Affirmative Covenants for Hughes Creek Preserve recorded in Book 345, Page 1064, Polk County Registry, the same being incorporated herein by reference as if fully set forth herein. The above described property is further conveyed subject to the setbacks, twenty (20') foot utility easements, road rights of way for ingress/egress and utility installation/maintenance, restriction regarding preservation areas and to changes at the developer's discretion as set forth fully on the Notes on the plat hereinabove referred to; the same being incorporated herein by reference as if fully set forth

herein.  The above described property is conveyed subject to and together with those certain perpetual, non-exclusive rights of way and easements, sixty (60') feet in width leading from North Carolina State Road #1522 in, through and to the above described property as shown and delineated on the plat hereinabove referred to; reference being made to said recorded plat for a full and complete metes and bounds description of the centerline of said right of way and easements. The Grantor herein expressly reserves unto itself, its successors, successors in title and assigns the right to use and convey said right of way and easements.  The above described property is further conveyed subject to and together with those certain riding trail and walking easements and preservation areas as defined in the Declaration hereinabove referred to and as shown and delineated on the plat hereinabove referred to; reference being made to said recorded plat for the exact width and location of said easements. Said easements are to be used in common by the Grantors, its successors, successors in title and assigns, the grantees, their heirs, successors in title and assigns, and all lot owners of property located in Hughes Creek Preserve. The Grantor herein further reserves unto itself, its successors, successors in title and assigns the right to use and convey said easements and areas.  The above described property is further conveyed together with that certain perpetual, non-exclusive right of way and easement, thirty (30') feet in width, running along and with the northern boundary line of Lot 7 and being shown and deline-

ated as "30' R.W" on the plat hereinabove referred to, reference being made to said recorded plat for the exact location of said recorded plat for the exact location of said right of way and easement.  The above described property is conveyed subject to and together with that certain Equestrian Trail protection Easement by and between Hat Creek Timber & Cattle, LLC and Foothills Equestrian Trails Association dated September 26, 2006 and duly recorded in Book 346, Page 1471 in the Office of the Register of Deed for Polk County, North Carolina.

ance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Carlos A. Rodriguez.

sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy.  Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Attorneys for Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No.: 10-28256-FC01

made in cash, cashier's check, or certified check. The Town will return the deposit on any bid not accepted, and will return the deposit on an offer subject to upset if a qualifying higher bid is received. The Town will return the deposit of the final high bidder at closing. The buyer must pay cash at closing. The sale is conditioned upon the buyer's agreement to commence development of the property within 120 days of the closing of the sale which agreement should be included in the buyer's offer. The Town's Board of Commissioners must approve the final high offer before the sale is closed, which it will do within 30 days after the final upset bid period has passed. The Town reserves the right to withdraw the property from sale at any time before the final high bid is accepted and the right to reject at any time all bids. Further information may be obtained at the office of the Town Clerk, Tryon Town Hall, 301 N. Trade Street, Tryon, NC 28782, or at telephone 828-859-6654 during normal business hours.

recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate will please make immediate payment.  This the 15th day of December, 2011.  Estate of Dulcie G. Pearson Priscilla J. Pearson, Administrator CTA 3164 Pearson Falls Road Saluda, NC 28773  A. Bailey Nager Attorney at Law P.O. Box 851 Tryon, NC 28782  Tryon Daily Bulletin Dec. 16, 23 and 30, 2011, and Jan. 6, 2012.

The above described property is the identical property conveyed to Carolos A Rodriguez by deed from Hat Creek Cattle & Timber, LLC by deed dated October 29, 2007 and duly recoded herewith in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Polk County, North Carolina. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as Lot 6 Little Mountain Road, Columbus, NC 28722. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and convey-

An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination.  If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the

Tryon Daily Bulletin Dec. 9 and 16, 2011 FC/ RODRIGUEZ, CARLOS A. LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE BY UPSET BID An offer of $10,550 has been submitted for the purchase of certain property owned by the TOWN OF TRYON, more particularly described as follows: a tract of approximately .47 acres (the “Property”), being the northwestern portion of the Tryon Depot Plaza property, Depot Street, Tryon, North Carolina, which Property is further identified as a portion of Polk County Tax Parcel No. T11-C24. A sketch of the Property is available upon request from the Town Clerk. Persons wishing to upset the offer that has been received shall submit a bid with their offer to the office of the Town Clerk, 301 N. Trade Street, Tryon, NC, by 5:00 p.m., December 27, 2011. The first qualifying bid received will become the new offer and the Town will then notice a new sale by upset bid. A qualifying higher bid is one that raises the existing offer to an amount not less than $11,127.50. A qualifying higher bid must be accompanied by a deposit in the amount of five percent (5%) of the bid; the deposit may be

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CREDITORS LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Bid Solicitation The Clearwater Creek Property Owner’s Association is seeking bids for the purpose of snow removal from its 12.1 miles of roadways during any snowstorm of two (2”) inches or more during the months of December 2011 through March of 2012. Bids should be submitted no later than December 21, 2011 and sent to the attention of: Clearwater Creek POA Attn: Joe Fugere 181 Clearwater Parkway Rutherfordton, NC 28139 or Emailed to:

Notice to Creditors  Having qualified on the Tryon Daily Bulletin 7th day of December, December 15 & 16, 2011 2011, as Administrator CTA of the Estate of NOTICE OF BID DULCIE G. PEARSON, Need to find the deceased, late of Polk County, North Carolina, right employee? this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the estate of said decedent to exhibit them Reach the county to the undersigned Admarket for less using ministrator on or before the classifieds. Need a the 14th day of March, quick quote? Call 2012, or this notice will 828.859.9151. be pleaded in bar of their


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Federal commission rejects Duke, Progress merger The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) ruled against the $26 billion proposed merger between Duke Energy and Progress Energy, raising doubts about whether the merger of North Carolina’s largest utilities will gain approval. It was the second time FERC cited concerns about monopoly power and rejected the proposed merger, which would create the largest electric utility in the nation. FERC first rejected the proposed merger in September, saying the move could give the companies monopoly power in North Carolina. Duke and Progress made changes to the merger aimed at alleviating those monopoly concerns, but FERC ruled this week the changes are insufficient. FERC said the utilities’ attempts to address the monopoly concerns were vague and flawed. Executives at the utilities said they were surprised by the ruling, which came hours before a planned public hearing on the merger in Washington. The utilities have been working on the merger for the past 11 months and hoped to finalize it before the end of this year. The merger plan had been approved by North Carolina’s public staff and environmental advocacy groups, but the utilities now face an indefinite delay as they work on new modifications that may require a new round of public hearings. “It’s certainly a surprise,” said Progress spokesman Mike Hughes. “We are reviewing the ruling as to what our options are.” The proposed merger would have resulted in the loss of about 1,860 positions at the utilities after the companies consolidate operations. The merger also must be approved by the North Caro-

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lina Utilities Commission, which plans to issue a decision after the federal approval process is completed. – source:, 12/15/11 *** North Carolina continues to have the most National Boardcertified teachers of any state in the nation, with 1,244 teachers in the state adding the certification this year. North Carolina now has 19,193 teachers who have gained the certification from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. The state, which offers a 12-percent salary supplement to teachers during the 10-year life of the certification, is now home to nearly 20 percent of the National Board-certified teachers in the country. Florida is second with 13,618 National Board-certified teachers, followed by South Carolina with 8,142. South Carolina, which offers certified teachers a $7,500 annual bonus for 10 years if they applied before July 2010 and a $5,000 annual bonus to those who applied later, added 360 certified teachers this year. However, S.C. Superintendent Mike Zais has recommended closing the program to new applicants next year. North Carolina continues to maintain incentives for the certification program. In addition to the salary supplement, the state offers low-interest loans to pay the $2,500 assessment fee and three paid release days so teachers can develop their portfolios for the certification process. – source:, www.newsobserver. com, 12/7/11

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A controversy centered on the actions of sheriff Rick Davis continues to grow in Henderson County. County commissioners have acknowledged the county paid a $5,000 deductible as a result of a legal claim that involved Davis and one of his female employees. Commissioners have issued repeated demands for Davis to provide details of the claim, but he has not responded. Sheriff Davis announced last month that he was struggling with “manic bipolar disorder” and he planned to use accrued sick leave while he obtains treatment. Davis said the disorder was causing him to act “erratically.” The county board this week issued a letter saying Davis must return to work or request a leave of absence by noon on Dec. 23. The board also informed Davis the county will conduct a financial audit of the sheriff’s department. If Davis fails to meet the Dec. 23 deadline, the county board will “view this as a refusal to perform the duties of the office of sheriff, and will be forced to act accordingly,” said board chairman Thomas Thompson. The county authorized payment of the $5,000 deductible on Nov. 17. County officials say a settlement resulting from the sexual harassment claim could be higher. – source: www.blueridgenow. com,, 12/13/11


food and fund drives. The Interfaith Assistance MinCONLON TREE CARE Horse & Pet sitting CO Towing Service istry reported a 23 percent decrease J.L.'s Removal • Pruning • Chipping reasonable rates R this year in pounds of donated food Log Splitting if necessary will stay at your Want to buy unwanted C compared to last year. Meanwhile, References • Fully Insured home. Personal and sitting cars and scrap metal. the ministry says requests for food Ins Free Estimates references furnished. Will have increased by 7 percent and the give them hugs and kisses. Experienced • Reliable Cell: 828-429-5491 8 organization lost $10,000 in fundCall Valerie Black 828-863-4011 ing for food, according to Cook. Lake Lure: 828-625-2349 828-817-3521 - Leave message Tom Conlon Cindy Threlkeld, executive director of MANNA FoodBank, provided statistics showing her 1x1.5 1x1.5 1x1.5 MWF organization may not be pulling 3/03 - 5/26 f 3/03 - 5/26Highway, 3/5/10 1605 Asheville away resources, but she empha- fchanged sized MANNA does not want to toMc-035322 Hendersonville, NC 28791 hinder the work of the nonprofits (828) 692-1399 in Henderson County. She said Last minute availability! 2 seats left for Christmas! MANNA, which provides food for Call today and book your holiday! 15 partner agencies in Henderson County, distribKEY WEST WINTER ESCAPE uted more food LOCAL PRODUCE in the county Thaw out as we head south for a fun-filled and more! than it collectrelaxing tour to charming Key West, FL ed there during Saturdays Feb 5-10 Drive Option/ Feb 6-9 Fly Option the most recent 8-11:30 a.m. fiscal year. MANNA said it distributed 741,766 pounds of food GLOBE TREKS 2012 CRUISES Polk Tailgate Market in Henderson County in the fiscal Springtime Along The Rhine Apr 22-29 Columbus year that ended June 30. Alaskan Grandeur Cruise Jun 10-17 Threlkeld said MANNA will The Romantic Danube Aug 1-9 curtail its collection efforts at 1x1.5 1x1 schools, letting the schools desigMississippi Holiday Cruise Dec 1-9 5/23, f ends 11/21 5/2 Preview of 2012 Tour Schedule nate where the donations will go. s n 6/2 “We want to make sure that tio op ! Jan 8-11 everything we do is to assist and g Ritz Mystery Tour n ble ivi not compete with what you do,” Charleston/Savannah Dr availa Apr 10-14 said Threlkeld. NC Outer Banks Apr 28-May 4 – source: www.blueridgenow. Canyonlands May 9-17 com, 12/13/11 0tfn5fri - inDD Route 66 Land of Lincoln Jun 9-15 *** Oregon Coast & Crater Lake NP Jun 22-29 T.J. Maxx is coming to Blue Ridge Mall in Hendersonville Canadian Rockies Jul 9-18 next year, according to the mall’s Glacier/Yellowstone/Tetons Jul 27- Aug 4 owner. The store, which will serve Costa Rica Adventure as an anchor for the mall, is March 1-8, 2012 expected to open in June, said Kendal Jones, vice president Spend a week exploring the wildlife, rainforests, of development at the store’s volcanoes, and beaches of exotic Costa Rica. owner, Hull Storey Gibson Cos. LLC. UPCOMING THEATER DAY TOURS Jones says the 24,000-squareMadama Butterfly January 29 foot space will be turned over to Jersey Boys February 23 T.J. Maxx in April. As an anchor Memphis February 25 store, Jones says T.J. Maxx will have an outside entrance. Billy Elliott March 17 – source: www.blueridgeJohnny Mathis April 7, 12/13/11 Les Miserables April 21 *** For complete information please toMc-035322

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*** MANNA FoodBank says it will reduce its food collection efforts in Henderson County after nonprofits there complained they are receiving fewer donations because of the food bank’s collections, particularly at schools. Speaking at a Hunger Coalition meeting Monday, David Cook, executive director of Interfaith Assistance Ministry, said the reduced donations can be attributed partly to the economy, but also to MANNA FoodBank’s competing

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Community Chorus concert CDs now available in Tryon Peter Eisenbrown, who recorded the concert presented by the Carolina Community Chorus Sunday, Dec. 11, said copies of the CD are now available at Kathleen’s Gallery in downtown Tryon. Kathleen’s will have a list of those who signed up in advance to receive a CD; you are asked to

check off your name when you pick up your copy. If you are not on the list but would like a CD of the concert, the gallery also has additional copies available. For more information, call 828859-8316. – article submitted by Peter Eisenbrown

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Boeing’s principal manufacturing location. “The charge was always about the loss of future jobs in the Seattle area,” said Lafe Solomon, acting general counsel of the NLRB. “We’re certainly satisfied that this agreement resolved all of the legal issues.” Boeing began building airplanes earlier this year at the new North Charleston facility that’s expected to employ nearly 4,000 workers. Boeing recently opened its 787 Dreamliner delivery center at the new South Carolina complex, which is expected to deliver the first plane made at the plant in the first quarter of next year. – source:, 12/9/11

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More than 200 jobs will be coming to Upstate South Carolina at a new Global Energy Franchise manufacturing facility near Blacksburg. The company, which manufactures and assembles photovoltaic panels for residential and commercial solar systems, plans to begin manufacturing by the second quarter of next year. The company says it will create 81 jobs initially and expand the total to more than 200 over the next four years. Job-skills training will be provided through a partnership with S.C. Works, S.C. Vocational Rehabilitation and Worklink. Global Energy Franchise has already begun the hiring process. – source: www.sccommerce. com

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*** The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) dropped a complaint against Boeing relating to the company’s new manufacturing facility in North Charleston, S.C. The case came to an end after Boeing and the machinists union approved a new four-year contract that address the union’s complaint against Boeing. The union claimed Boeing’s decision to open a second plant for the 787 Dreamliner in North Charleston was retaliation against the union. The new contract guarantees work on the 737 Max aircraft will be done in the Seattle area,

*** South Carolina’s aerospace industry continues to grow. GKN Aerospace, a supplier of aerospace and aviation components, announced plans for a new manufacturing facility that will bring $38 million in investment and more than 250 jobs to Orangeburg County. GKN said it plans to begin operations next year at the plant, which will produce components for military and civilian aviation markets. According to the S.C. Department of Commerce, South Carolina has recruited more than $1.1 billion in capital investment and more than 7,000 jobs in the aerospace and aviation sector since 2009. – source:

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Reception for Franks Dec. 17 A free artist reception for oil painter Ann Padgett Franks will be held at The Book Shelf in downtown Tryon on Saturday,

Dec. 17 from 4 - 6 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. – article submitted by Alivia Rochester

Organ, trumpet recital at Holy Cross Episcopal Church Dec. 21 Crys Armbrust, organist, and Joseph Pullara, trumpet, will perform on Wednesday, Dec.21 at noon at Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 150 Melrose Avenue in Tryon. This performance is the final recital on the Bach’s Lunch Wednesday at Noon Advent Recital Series at Holy Cross. Armbrust will perform organ works by J.S. Bach, CharlesMarie Widor and the Marcel Dupre arrangement of J. S. Bach’s “Sinfonia” from Cantate

BWV 29. He will also perform one of his own organ compositions. He and Pullara will play the “Concerto in D Major for Trumpet” by Giuseppe Torelli. Box lunches prepared by Tryon caterer Renee Duvall will be available for purchase before and after the recitals. The noon recitals last 30 minutes and are free. The community is invited to attend. Please call 828-8599741 for more information. – article submitted by Susie Mahnke



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Meeting Place bridge results, Dec. 7 The results of Wednesday afternoon bridge played at the Meeting Place on Dec. 7 were as follows: 1. Morton A. Poliakoff

2. Tie between Marcie Mack and Jeane Helms 3. Merle Greene - article submitted

Carolina Keglers bowling results, Dec. 7 Here are the results of the Carolina Keglers’ bowling on Wednesday, Dec. 7. Women’s high game: 1.Gerri Reitz - 177 2.Phyllis Ruegg - 150 Women’s high series: 1.Gerri Reitz - 438 2.Phyllis Ruegg - 417

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Pea Ridge Baptist presents musical The Pea Ridge Baptist Church will present the musical drama “A Christmas Prayer” on Saturday, Dec. 17 and Sunday, Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m. each evening. The story follows a long-ago quarrel and separation between a father and his son. Thankfully, prayer eventually brings forgiveness and reconciliation during the Christ-

mas season. Expected to make an appearance on the program will be Sixteen Silent Monks with the Hallelujah Chorus. The church is located 3.5 miles east of Mill Spring on Hwy. 108. Dr. Jeff Parker is pastor and Jimmy Deal is Minister of Music. - article submitted by Ann Carswell

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fun league for adults over 50 who want a little recreation. The group bowls on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. at Autumn Lanes in Forest City. Anyone wishing to join the Carolina Keglers should contact Mike Davidson at 894-5823 or email kwk1970@windstream. net. Members are asked to call Davidson when they cannot bowl. - article submitted by Warner Zipf

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Former Tryon resident Lydia Clontz visited the Tryon Kiwanis Club to tell members about The Bostic Lincoln Center, a museum that ”preserves generational lore.” A collection of books by historians and biographers, such as James Caswell Coggins’ “Abraham Lincoln, A North Carolinian with Proof,” published in 1926, have documented that Abraham Lincoln was born in North Carolina, in a cabin on Puzzle Creek near Bostic. The center’s museum was opened in 2008 and has been visited by more than 2,400 people. Two documentaries are available at the center, as well as tours to Lincoln Hill. Jim Jackson, a visitor to the club meeting, is shown above with Clontz after her presentation. For more information, visit www. (photo submitted by Lynn Montgomery)

January youth sports meeting The District 1 Youth Sports Association will meet on Jan. 8, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Campobello First Baptist Church gym. All coaches, parents and interested parties are encouraged to attend the meeting. Organizers said the January meeting is very important because the group will discuss and TREASURE - page 30

vote on any rules, regulations or bylaws for the upcoming 2012 youth sports season. The meeting will focus mainly on deciding the governing rules for the baseball and softball seasons. The public is invited to attend the meeting. - article submitted

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Lanier Library recent acquisitions Biography “James Madison,” Brookhiser, Richard “Steve Jobs,” Isaacson, Walter “Catherine the Great,” Massie, Robert K. DVDs “Bramwell: Complete First Season.” Fiction “Zero Day,” Baldacci, David “Sense of an Ending,” Barnes, Julian “Sister Santee,” Burger, Ken “Swallow Savannah,” Burger, Ken “Sorry,” Drvenkar, Zoran “Prague Cemetery,” Eco, Umberto “Detachment,” Eisler, Barry “Lucky Break,” Freud, Esther “Litigators,” Grisham, John “White Truffles in Winter,” Kelby, N. M “11/22/63,” King, Stephen “Kill Alex Cross,” Patterson, James “Tehran Initiative,” Rosenberg, Joel C. Juvenile “Bad Case of the Giggles.” “Every Thing On It,” Silverstein, Shel Mystery “Twelve Drummers Drumming,” Benison, C. C. “I Am Half-Sick of Shadows,” Bradley, Alan “Midwife’s Confession,” Chamberlain, Diane “ V i s f o r Ve n g e a n c e , ” Grafton, Sue “Deep Cover,” Turnbull, Peter Non-Fiction “Injustice,” Adams, J. Christian “5 0 F u nn ies t A mer ican Writers,” Borowitz, Andy “Midnight Rising,” Horwitz, Tony “Jerusalem,” Montefiore, Simon Sebag “ L i o n s o f t h e We s t , ” Morgan, Robert “Killing Lincoln,” O’Reilly, Bill “Forgotten Bookmarks,”

Popek, Michael “Retirement Heist,” Schultz, Ellen E. “Fortune’s Children: The Fall of the House of Vanderbilt.” Vanderbilt, Arthur T., II Large Print “Robert B. Parker’s ‘Killing the Blues,’” Brandman, Michael “Lady of the Rivers,” Gregory, Philippa “One Dog Night,” Rosenfelt, David - article submitted by Lanier Library Media Selection Committee



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Losing fat - there’s only one real way to do it This time of year, with all the My recommendation to lose body rich holiday food being served, many fat is to start with going one meal a folks are going to try to watch their day where you eat just lean meat and weight. fresh vegetables. I also recommend Once the holidays are done, this being the same meal each day. they’ll be trying to lose that extra The reason for this is that the body fat. When trying to lose body fat, the will, after a few days, anticipate the real problem is sugar. There is only type of diet you eat and when you eat one way to lose body fat. You can’t it. Meals that contain carbohydrates sweat it out. You can’t massage it out. (carbs or sugars) cause the body to You can’t turn muscle to fat or fat to release enzymes in anticipation to muscle. help digest these Fat discarbs. Meals Diet & Exercise solves in the by David Crocker without carbs do bloodstream and not cause this retravels to the lease. liver. The liver then metabolizes, Eating carbs at times of the day or “burns” the fat for energy. Think when you have not had carbs in a of it this way; fat is the fuel and the while will leave these carbs in the liver is the furnace. The thyroid is the small intestine without the presence thermostat. Remember, your body of these enzymes needed to digest has two fuel tanks. It has a sugar fuel them. This can cause several gastrotank and a fat fuel tank. intestinal problems. Here’s the thing. The body will If you do “change up” the time never burn both tanks at the same you have your carbs, I recommend time. This means that if sugar is in you eat a tiny amount of carbohydrate the bloodstream, the body will not (a couple of small crackers, spoon dip into its fat stores. of rice or pasta) an hour before your There are three types of sugar: carb filled meal. This will trigger the 1) Monosaccarides (that means enzymes needed for proper digestion. one sugar). These are millions of one One thing I recommend when molecule that flood the bloodstream. cutting out carbs for one meal a day These are like candy or table sugar. is to keep a can of Coke handy. Real 2) Disaccarides (that means two Coke, not Diet Coke. Keep it in your sugars). These are two-molecule car or, if you operate machinery, anyclusters the body breaks apart. These where. If you feel light headed, stop are things like fruit or fructose. and drink the Coke to bring up your 3) Polysaccarides (that means blood sugar and get help. many sugars). These are clusters As an expert in exercise and nutriof molecules the body has to break tion, I will over the next few months apart. These aren’t even sweet. explain how your body works, and Things like bread, rice, pasta or po- how to make real changes through tatoes are polysaccarides. Remember, diet and exercise. once they are broken down, they are David Crocker of Landrum has all sugar, and as long as sugar is in been a nutritionist and personal the bloodstream, the body will not let trainer for 25 years. go of its fat. He served as strength director Before we go any further, let me of the Spartanburg Y.M.C.A., head make it clear that we cannot live strength coach for the S.C. state without sugar or “carbs.” Our bodies champion girls gymnastic team, convert these “carbs” into something USC-Spartanburg baseball team, called glycogen. This is done in Converse college equestrian team, the liver. Glycogen fuels both our lead trainer to L.H. Fields modeling muscles and our brains. The problem agency, and taught four semesters is that many people have carbs or at USC-Union. David was also a sugars all through the day, so they regular guest of the Pam Stone radio never burn their fat. show.


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Tryon High alums inducted into NJCAA Football Hall of Fame Two former Tryon High School football players are now part of a junior college Hall of Fame. Nathan and Ronny Shields, as part of the Arizona Western College NJCAA 1972 Football Championship Team, attended the induction ceremony for the team into the NJCAA Hall of Fame and the inaugural induction into the Arizona Western College Athletic Hall of Fame. Coach Ray Butcher and the entire 1972 Arizona Western College Matador championship football team are inductees in the 2011 NJCAA Hall of Fame. The ceremony was held Nov. 30 in the Schoening Conference Center 3C, on the campus of Arizona Western College located in Yuma, Ariz. The event was sponsored by Time Warner Cable, which also sponsored the NJCAA El Toro National Championship game held in the Veterans Memorial Stadium in Yuma Saturday, Dec. 3. There, No. 2 East Mississippi Community College Lions de-

Ronny and Nathan Shields hold the trophy from their college’s National Junior College Athletic Association championship. The two brothers traveled to Arizona in November to be with their team for its induction into two Hall of Fames. (photo submitted by Nathan Shields)

feated the No. 1 AWC Matadors 2011 undefeated football team with a score of 55 to 47. The 1972 NJCAA Champions and

the 2011 Hall of Fame inductees’ who attended the ceremony also attended the game where they were honored prior to the cham-

pionship game. – article submitted by Nathan G. Shields

Third annual Reindeer Games set for Dec. 19, bring canned goods Polk County High School will hold its annual Reindeer Games again to raise awareness and help for the needy on Monday, Dec. 19. This is an event sponsored by the PCHS cross country and track and field teams. The event will include several new relays this year, but will no longer include the 3,200-meter run. Qualifying times, heights

and distances will count for state qualifying; however, some added events are not normal contests at indoor meets. The event will have the 4 x 200, the field event 4 x 100 and the shot put relay as well as others. But to add to the festivities, relays will be run with large candy canes rather than relay batons. The purpose of the Reindeer Games is to help provide food

for the needy over the holiday season. An entry fee of one can of food per athlete (or $2) will be collected. Spectators will also be charged one can of food for admission or $5. The food will be donated to the Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry. In past years, the Reindeer Games have collected between 800 and 1000 cans for distribution to the needy. Participants and spectators

are encouraged to wear something to celebrate the season, such as antlers, a Santa hat or elf attire. For more information, contact Alan Peoples at 828-8171594, fax me at 828-894-2093, or email at, or silverfishltd@ – article submitted by Alan Peoples

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Jersey and the rescue warriors Before I begin the gripping and after half an hour of gentle tale of little Jersey, I wish to coaxing, removed Jersey from acknowledge some of the people the cage. I call my rescue warriors. Even though it’s hard to tell I’ve had the privilege to with such a tiny animal, Danielle work with each of them on oc- could see she was malnourished. casion and their Home she went e ff o r t s h a v e with the rest of Humane Society saved countless her Chihuahuas Special Cases animals. and goldens, to Leonard Rizzo Each works be socialized quietly and unand cared for. der the radar and I consider it an After a week or so Danielle honor when I receive a call ask- noticed Jersey was beginning ing for assistance. If you know to fatten up. One week later she any of these people, please thank realized it wasn’t just weight – and support them, for I have Jersey was pregnant. Danielle often stood on their shoulders. learned the only male she’d been Randy Grobe, Allyn Johnson, with was her litter mate. Lori Jewell, Bobbie Shannon, “Oh, great,” Danielle thought, Dana Mayer and the person “mated with her brother.” responsible for today’s tale, I’ve learned from Danielle Danielle Scruggs. that the Chihuahua is probably The call came to Danielle the most inbred of all breeds. approximately four months ago Shortly afterwards, Jersey gave about a Chihuahua puppy mill birth to a single live pup which in Forest City that had been Danielle found a home for after shut down. Danielle has rescued 10 weeks. many breeds but the Chihuahua Jersey is approximately one is her main interest. year old, weighs 3½ pounds and One of the tiny things was reminds me of a miniature verso frightened and bewildered sion of Petey from “Our Gang.” she couldn’t be retrieved from Around a month ago Danielle the cage, snarling and snap- called me and explained Jersey’s ping at every effort. Danielle (Continued on page 29) rushed down with her daughter

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story, “She’s deathly afraid of cages, is wary of men and doesn’t like children,” she said. “How can I help, Danielle?” I asked. At that point she and I exchanged platitudes as we often do, then she went on. “I’m swamped, Lennie and I’m getting in a standard poodle needing my attention.” “All right, Danielle, let me make a few calls and I’ll see she gets everything she needs till we find her a proper home.” “You’re the best, Lennie.” “Ditto,” I responded and we both laughed. The next day I called Danielle. “Everything is set, all people involved know about Jersey and her problems and everything is paid for.” “What do you need from me?” Danielle asked, thanking me again. “Take her down to Landrum vet,” I said. “She’ll receive all her shots and be evaluated – don’t worry, no small cages. Then she’ll go up to Josh and Astrid at Dogwood Farms for some R & R and socialization.” Danielle lives close to Dogwood Farm and has brought countless animals to Landrum vet, so she was ecstatic. Of course little Jersey was a hit at Landrum vet. Jersey can cuddle in a woman’s arms with the best of them. Sadly, it was just a one-night stand. Off she went to Dogwood Farms, where she was placed in a good-sized kennel for her stature. When I visited to make some effort to settle with Josh for all he does for me, I learned that Astrid was smitten with little Jersey. She lasted two days in her kennel but then was brought into the house with the rest of their group. Josh and I could touch Jersey

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if Astrid was holding her; at least she was beginning to tolerate men. Even Kai, the little boy, was making inroads. I ached for this beautiful little girl to have a good life; the thought of her growing up being crammed in a cage offended me. A week later Danielle called, “I think I have a good home for Jersey. I’d like you to come along.” I was busy with many other cases and had to work the next morning but I wouldn’t miss this for the world. “What time, dear?” I asked. “Meet me at 6:30 tonight at my house,” she said. Jersey now resides in an absolutely perfect and loving home. She took over the home we visited and shared attention equally with husband and wife. It was as if she didn’t have a problem in the world, as if she knew this would be her forever home. Everyone involved had done their part and Jersey had at last done what I call “giving up the trust.” On the way back to Danielle’s, for Jersey had to be spayed the next morning, she jumped in my lap and for the first time I got to stroke and love on her. A tear escaped and rolled down my cheek as I spoke to her. “You’re welcome, little angel. You go out there and have a wonderful life.” Thanks for listening.

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Small town wonders: pizza, memories, stars “Life isn’t long enough to do all you could accomplish. And what a privilege even to be alive. In spite of all the pollutions and horrors, how beautiful this world is. Supposing you only saw the stars once every year. Think what you would think. The wonder of it!” ~ Tasha Tudor

my neighbors’ ears are still ringing from oaths roaring to the night sky. The worst case scenario had happened: the pizza had escaped the box, strewn down the steps. Oh, no! The wreckage was terrible. Sudden determination took over – that was my dinner, I was tired with Colorful lights glow in no plans to cook and most of the slices had December’s landed crust chilly nights, Saluda down. Yes, I overhead a was hungrier News & blanket of bright stars Notations than proud at that point. rise toward the by Bonnie Bardos Carefully, I winter moon. gathered slicThe countryside is quieter now, the rest- es, brought them in, dusted off ing time of year, stubble rows a maple leaf or two: and there of cornstalks in fields, stark it was. Dinner. It ended up branches embroidering a pearl being quite delicious. (Thank gray sky... a time to seek shel- goodness for absence of sand!) Once upon a time, in lesster in the warmth of home and wise years, I might have hearth. One evening, tired from thrown it out with a sneer. a long day at work, I picked Now, no way I was wasting up groceries, then a take-out good food. It’s a probably a pizza for dinner. Warm, deli- relief that no one was a guest cious scents filled the car as I at my table that night! We learn as we go through drove in the cold night up the star-spangled Saluda grade life to celebrate small things shadowed by dark mountains with a sense of humbleness and joy, to find gratitude for life to home. With several bags, pizza and living of the days we’re box and purse, there were two given. In this holiday season, loads to haul in. Of course, be- that means having a sense of ing stubborn, I tried to haul it gratefulness for getting up in all at once: a recipe for certain the morning, keeping a sense of humor about pizza accidents disaster. Along the rock walkway in and making the most of things. the dark, I struggled. Up, up, It also means being thankful to up back steps to back porch: see a pileated woodpecker up almost, almost. It was not high in an oak tree and stars meant to be. The pizza box clear and bright overhead on clearwtr - page nights, 6 as Christmas sailed, bouncing down steps, winter bags crashed: and I’m sure tree lights and winter stars

bring memories of those we love and remember in our hearts. Please remember Donna Potruski, who is recuperating from foot surgery, and our wonderful library volunteer Connie Woodruff, who is settling in to new digs. Thank you to all who came out and enjoyed Saluda’s Hometown Christmas; and especially a big thank you for the volunteers who made it happen. Events like this don’t happen overnight, and it takes a huge amount of planning and hard work! It was a treat to see Martha Anderson showing her knitting, Clark and Pam Thompson up from Florida, along with many other Saluda folks in town. Drop by Autumn Care and visit; folks there would love to see your smiling face! Another big thank you to Saluda Community Land Trust for community work. SCLT would appreciate donations of time or money. Happy December birthday to Holly and Theresa Wilkes, Perry Ellwood, Donnie Hunter, Jeff Bradley, Preston Mintz, Carolyn Morgan, Cas Haskell and Josh Lindsay. Thank you for reading this column; as ever, the goal is to make you, dear reader, feel like you’re enjoying a front porch visit with me and you’re a part of Saluda and small town life. You can contact me at; or 749-1153. Visit my website at for more writing and art, or find me on facebook.

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How much money do you actually need to retire? Dear Savvy Senior, Is there an easy way to figure out how much savings a person needs to retire? I’m 52 years old – about 10 years from when I would like to retire – and I want to see where I stand. Planning Ahead Dear Planning How much money you need to retire comfortably is a great question that all working adults should ask themselves. Unfortunately, far too few ever bother thinking about it. But calculating an approximate number of how much you’ll need to have saved for retirement is actually pretty easy and doesn’t take long to do. Here’s a quick, simple three-step approach that can help you find your magic retirement number. Estimate expenses The first step is the trickiest – estimating your future retirement expenses. If you want a quick ballpark estimate, figure around 75 to 85 percent of your current gross income. That’s what most people find they need to maintain their current lifestyle in retirement. If you want a more precise estimate, track your current expenses on a worksheet and

Savvy Senior deduct any costs you expect to go away or decline when you retire, and add whatever new ones you anticipate. Costs you can scratch off your list include work-related expenses like commuting or lunches out, as well as the amount you’re socking away for retirement. You may also be able to deduct your mortgage if you expect to have it paid off by retirement, and your kid’s college expenses. Your income taxes should also be less. On the other hand, some costs will probably go up when you retire, like health care, and depending on your interests you may spend a lot more on travel, golf or other hobbies. And, if you’re going to be retired for 20 or 30 years you also need to factor in the occasional big budget items like a new roof, furnace or car. Tally income Step two is to calculate your retirement income. If you contribute to Social Security, estimate how much your monthly benefit will be at the age you want to retire. You can get a personalized estimate at www. If you’re

married, remember to count your spouse’s benefits, too. In addition to Social Security, if you have a traditional pension plan from an employer, find out from the plan administrator how much you are likely to get when you retire. And, figure in any other income from other sources you expect to have, such as rental properties, part-time work, etc. Calculate the difference The final step is to do the math. Subtract your annual expenses from your annual income. If your income alone can cover your bills, you’re all set. If not, you’ll need to tap your savings, including your 401(k) plans, IRAs or other investments to make up the difference. So, let’s say, for example, you need around $45,000 a year for retirement and you expect to receive $25,000 a year from Social Security and other income. That leaves a $20,000 shortfall that you’ll need to pull from your nest egg each year ($45,000 – $25,000 = $20,000). Multiply your shortfall by 25, and that’s how much you’ll need to have saved. In the case above, you


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The Charleston Symphony’s Spiritual Ensemble rehearses at TFAC for their September performance, part of the programming made possible by donors. (photo submitted)


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this fall. • Seven young actors toured 14 schools and brought “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” to 3,500 students. One of the principals in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” said, “The arts have a wonderful way of showing us a real purpose for education. It brings out the best in all of us.” Ticket sales make up only a small part of TFAC’s budget, TFAC officials said. If you would like to donate to TFAC’s annual fund, you can mail or deliver a check to 34 Melrose Avenue in Tryon or call 828859-8322 with your credit card information. - article submitted by Beth Child

Woodward to teach Ikebana class at Tryon Estates The ancient art of flower arranging known at Ikebana will be taught this winter by Ben Woodward. Classes will begin Jan. 6 and continue for eight weeks. Students will meet at 10 a.m. on Fridays in the meeting room at Tryon Estates.

Participants should bring containers and kenzans (needle holders). Dr. Woodward will supply flowers. Ikebana arrangements are known for their beautiful simplicity. They may be compared to floral poetry. “Ikebana arranging is very


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operations of the center,” Evans said. “We’ve just completed a wonderful fall season of free and ticketed events that simply would not have been possible without donations from individuals.” Here are a few of the events TFAC was able to present with help from donors in this past year: • The Kruger Brothers, a 1x1 W,F bluegrass group, world-renowned 4/8, 10,one15, 17, 22, performed evening and24, gave a master class to area students the 29, 5/1 next day. LARL-028884 • Photography, the AfricanAmerican spiritual and Handel’s “Messiah” were brought to diverse groups of all ages and interests. • Explore the Arts, an evening lecture series in its third year, has offered a wide variety of events


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Tryon Fine Arts Center (TFAC) is currently conducting its annual fund drive, which provides support for operating its 315-seat theater, two galleries and classrooms, as well as providing funding for programs and shows. A gift to the annual fund guarantees that the center will continue to bring the best in performing and visual arts to all ages in our community and beyond, according to TFAC officials. Stuart Evans, TFAC’s vicepresident of development, said she is pleased with the success of the drive thus far. “TFAC has continued to thrive because this generous community understands how important their gifts are to the programming and



lovely in our area because of the abundance of native materials. Much can be gathered from mead0tfn3wed - page 1 ows and roadsides,” said Woodward. For further information, call Woodward at 828-894-8192. - article submitted by Ben Woodward


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