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Polk could pay off senior center loan Move could mean $291k savings by Leah Justice

History notes On Feb. 1, 1881, the City of Saluda was incorporated. On the same date in 1944, the first women served on a Polk County jury.

Polk County commissioners are considering paying off the county’s loan for the senior center construction, which could mean

a savings of $291,507 in interest. Commissioners discussed paying off the loan during a budget retreat Jan. 23. The total payoff if the county were to pay off the loan on Dec. 28, 2012 would be $1,317,388. The loan does have a pre-pay-

ment penalty. If the county pays off the loan in December 2012, the penalty would be $13,033. The earlier the loan is paid off, the higher the penalty. Some commissioners dis(Continued on page 4)

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


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Wednesdays, Fire Department in Green Creek, 7 a.m. - noon. The Meeting Place Senior Center Wednesday activities include Tai Chi, 9 a.m.; ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; Italian club meeting (Buon Giorno), 10 a.m.; senior fitness, 10 a.m.; bingo or bridge, 12:30 p.m.; medication assistance program, 9 a.m. - noon. 828-894-0001. Saluda Center Wednesday activities, Trash Train, dominoes game, 10 a.m.; gentle Yin Yoga 12:30 p.m. 828-749(Continued on page 2)

Left to right: Members of the Historic Saluda Committee (HSC) recognized the 130th Birthday Celebration Committee for its work in 2011 to celebrate the town’s birthday. Left to right: HSC members Jack Coates and Lynn Cass, birthday committee members Charlene Pace, Greaton Sellers and Caroline Farris and HSC member Cindy Tuttle. (photo submitted by Lynn Cass)

Saluda’s birthday celebration committee honored At its January meeting, the Historic Saluda Committee (HSC) recognized Saluda’s 130th Birthday Celebration Committee for its work during 2011 to help celebrate the town’s birthday. Events were held all year long

in celebration of the town’s birthday, including but not limited to a historical church tour, nature walks, a celebration auction, an old timey square dance, a town potluck dinner with birthday cake, a bus tour of Saluda’s Inns,

an antique car show, a “Visions of Saluda” art show and the first Saluda Christmas parade. The committee also assisted with other events traditionally held (Continued on page 4)

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9245. Tryon Kiwanis Club meets Wednesdays, noon, Congregational Church, 210 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Female Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Wednesdays 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Male Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Thursdays, 7 a.m. - noon, old Searcy Mill parking lot, Hwy. 108, Columbus. Creative Change film series will continue with “For the Love of It” Thursday, Feb. 2 at 9:30 a.m. and again at 7 p.m. at the Tryon Fire Department, 423 N. Trade St., Tryon. Pre-register at 828-894-2408 or kwoodham@ Sponsored by the newly reorganized wellness coalition now known as Polk Fit, Fresh and Friendly (PF3). Saluda Center Thursday activities: knitting group, 9:30 a.m.; gentle Yin Yoga, 5:30 p.m.; 828-749-9245. The Meeting Place Senior Center Thursday activities include ceramics, 9:30 a.m. and bingo or movie, 12:30 p.m. 828-

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894-0001. 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. Polk County Republican Women’s Club will meet Thursday, Feb. 2 at 11:30 a.m. at Tryon Estates. Polk County Commissioner Tom Pack will be the guest speaker. All interested Republicans are welcome, but reservations are required. Call Eve Beaumont at 828-894-8696. Polk County Public Library, free yoga class (bring your own mat) every Thursday from noon - 1 p.m. Rotary Club of Tryon meets every Thursday at noon at Tryon Presbyterian Church on Harmon Field Rd. Daffy-Jills Garden Club will meet Thursday, Feb. 2 at 1:30 p.m. John Vining will present a program on native plants of North Carolina. Members are asked to contact one of the hostesses, Esther Taylor or Elaine Riley, if you are unable to attend. East Side Citizens Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. at Roseland Community Center. For more information, contact Roy Miller at 828-859-2804. Columbus Lions will meet Thursday, Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Calvert’s Kitchen in Columbus. Information: 828-894-2505.

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Today: Mostly cloudy, with 60 percent chance of rain. High 68, low 48. Rain Thursday: Par tly cloudy, with 20 percent chance of rain. High 66, low 43.

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Monday’s weather was: High 60, low 40, no rain.

Obituaries Joseph John Hamlin III, p. 17 Eric Gass, p. 17

Landrum Library, free legal clinic on wills, estates and probate, Thursday, Feb. 2, at 6:30 p.m. Paul C. MacPhail, Esq. from the MacPhail Law Firm, LLC in Spartanburg will present a 30-45-minute lecture, followed by a question-and-answer session. Free and open to the public. 864-457-2218. Tryon Fine Arts Center presents “Dynamic Rhythm and Sound” with River Guerguerian and John Vorus on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m. Guerguerian’s drumming and Vorus’ didgeridoo blend in this event from TFAC’s Explore the Arts series. For more information, call 828-859-8322. Al-Anon: Foothills Come to Believe, Thursdays, 7 p.m., Polk Wellness Center, 801 W. Mills St., Suite A, Columbus. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba exercise class, Thursdays 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., in gym. Mill Spring VFW Post 10349, bingo, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. (year round). 828-894-5098. Polk County Democratic Party Executive Committee will meet Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Democratic Headquarters in Columbus. Everyone welcome. 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.


Western Highlands Area Authority board of directors will meet Friday, Feb. 3 at 8:30 a.m. at Western Highlands Network, located at 356 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, N.C. For more information, call 828-225-2785. 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. 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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Polk sheriff’s office makes five recent drug arrests by Leah Justice

The Polk County Sheriff ’s Office has recently arrested five people for illegal drug activity in two separate searches. The sheriff’s office executed a search warrant with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office’s SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) Team on Jan. 17 in Mill Spring. Robert Scott Blanton of 89 Julies Drive, Mill Spring was arrested and charged with three felony counts of selling a schedule VI controlled substance, one felony count of possession with intent to sell/deliver a controlled substance and one felony count of maintaining a dwelling to sell/deliver a controlled substance, according to sheriff reports. Blanton received a $5,000 bond. On Jan. 28, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested four individuals in the same home on drug charges. Crystal Greenway Allison, 35, of 838 Scoggins Road, Ruth-

erfordton was arrested and charged with felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance; Wayman “Dale” Allison, 45, of 838 Scoggins Road, Rutherfordton was arrested and charged with felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance; Ricky Eugene Greenway, 44, of 5058 Wayman ‘Dale’ Allison Crystal Allison Robert Scott Blanton Hwy. 11, Chesnee, S.C. was arrested and charged Schedule VI with trafficking opium or heroin and felony possession of a schedule controlled subII controlled substance and Randy stances include Voyde Scruggs, 43, of 110 Double marijuana, and Lane, Forest City was arrested and schedule II concharged with simple possession of trolled substanca schedule II controlled substance, es include methamphetamines, according to sheriff reports. Crystal Allison received a cocaine, metha$20,000 bond, Wayman Allison done and opium. Ricky Greenway Randy Scruggs Schedule I received a $20,000 bond, Greenway received a $50,000 bond and controlled substances are rated Schedule I drugs include heroin, Scruggs received a $500 bond, the highest classification for drugs LSD and ecstasy, according to and are considered class I felonies. state statutes. according to the sheriff’s office.

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cussed paying off the loan in April and using the savings to pay for employee salaries increases planned for next year. Commissioner Tom Pack said the county needs to be careful and should hold off on paying off the loan in April. Commissioner RenÊe McDermott said it seems like the thing to do is take it out of fund balance since the county’s not making any money on interest and to pay it off in April. Polk County Finance Officer Sandra Hughes said the interest on the senior center loan is 3.9 percent and if commissioners want to pay off a loan this year the senior center loan makes the

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in Saluda such as the Charlie Ward Pig Out and the Saluda Arts Festival. The HSC expressed particular appreciation to the 130th Birthday Celebration Committee for several opportunities that allowed the HSC to either partner or use the event to accomplish goals of the HSC. Examples of this included the film premiere for “Home, Hearth and History: Stories of Old Saluda,� which occurred in July in conjunction with the old timey square dance, and the historic church tour in March. A slide show, which includes pictures and the audio recorded during the two days of the church tour, can be viewed at, along with other Saluda special events.

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most sense. Polk County purchased the former Carolina Classical School property off Skyuka Road near Columbus to house its Meeting Place Senior Center. The county has also renovated another building on the property that houses an adult day care, operated by Rutherford Life Services. The original loan was for $1.7 million. Debt service on the loan is approximately $161,000 per year, with those payments decreasing every year. Commissioners directed county manager Ryan Whitson to research the numbers on what it would mean to pay off the loan in April and to update the board during its Feb. 6 meeting. Members of the 130th Birthday Celebration Committee included Terry Baisden, Catherine Ross, Judy Ward, Greaton Sellers, Caroline Farris, Charlene Pace, Linda Whitaker and Nora Parks Anderson. The Historic Saluda Committee was formed by a group of concerned citizens who wished to preserve the historical integrity of the town. The grassroots effort spawned interest from Saluda City officials and in June 2010 the Saluda City Commissioners voted to make the committee an advisory committee to the city and committee members were appointed. Major projects of the committee include the oral history project and restoration of Saluda City Hall. For more information email – article submitted by Lynn Cass

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Five veterinary offices will join together Thursday, Feb. 2 at the Polk County Public Library in Columbus to host a webinar focused on EHV-1 in equine animals. The webinar will feature a lecture from Dr. Tom Ray of the N.C. Dept. of Agriculture, as well as a question and answer session. “An affected horse can be saved with supportive care. This can be a long and extensive treatment,” Dr. Rachel ButterworthTice of Rutherford Large Animal Clinic said in an email. “The sooner a horse is treated, the better the chance of survival.” Butterworth-Tice said the disease is an Equine Herpesvirus, usually associated with respiratory disease and in some cases late term abortion, neonatal foal death and neurological disease. She added that it is important to note that the disease is contagious among equines but cannot be transmitted to other animals or humans. Equines can catch the disease directly through horse-to-horse contact, contaminated hands, equipment or tack, and for a short time through aerosolization of the virus within the environment of the stall and stable. She said neither mosquitoes nor flies spread it. Butterworth-Tice recently sent out an email with answers to some of the basic questions horse owners might have about the disease. Some of those questions and answers have been included below: What are the signs of EHV-1? The first symptom usually is a fever of 102°F or greater. Other presenting signs may be combinations of fever and respiratory symptoms of nasal discharge and cough. Some horses have reddish mucous membranes. Affected horses that develop neurological disease develop signs 7-12 days after the initial fever. They typically become uncoordinated and have trouble walking and standing. Difficulty urinating

and defecating may also occur. Often the rear limbs are more severely affected than the front. Other advanced signs include extreme lethargy, abnormal function of the eyes or face, difficulty swallowing, and a coma-like state. What can I do to prevent my horse from getting this disease? There is no vaccination for the neurological form of EHV-1 but there are vaccinations available to protect horses from most other forms of EHV-1. I recommend keeping your horse’s vaccination current for EHV, as it can help prevent the respiratory form and might have cross protection for the neurological form, although this is not proven. Reduce or eliminate your horse’s exposure to other horses, especially new or different horses. Reduce or eliminate stressful situations such as moving, showing or breeding. When showing or traveling always bring your own water buckets, hay nets and supplies. Do not share with other horses. When spending time away from home, like at a show facility, do not pet, handle or otherwise touch other horses or their equipment before handling your own horse. Choose stalls that are furthest away from horse and people traffic. What do I do if I think that my horse is showing signs of disease? Call your veterinarian immediately; again, early treatment increases the chances of survival. Do not move your horse to a new stable or facility until a diagnosis has been made. Decontaminate equipment and the environment with a solution of one part chlorine bleach to 10 parts water. Other sponsoring veterinary offices include Twin Oaks Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Chris Woodman, Thann Boyum and Freer Equine. RSVP to the event is appreciated but not required. Call 864895-8091.

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Loyal readers appreciated If you are one who pays close attention to details, you might have noticed that yesterday’s issue marked the start of our 85th volume of the Tryon Daily Bulletin. We want to take a moment here to let you the reader know how much we appreciate your loyalty over the years. It’s a great feeling to work at a paper that serves a community so passionate about its publication. It’s the highlight of our week to celebrate the opening of a new business, a national recognition or even the completion of a classroom’s recent project. We also feel privileged to serve as the eyes and ears of the community. The news that sometimes comes from sitting in on town meetings or putting in calls daily to the sheriff’s office aren’t always ones that sit well with us - drug busts, robberies or heated meetings - but they are important to the community’s well-being and therefore must be told. Our job is to keep you informed about the world right here in Our Area and we feel privileged to do so. Thank you for what we hope will be a good year for reporting on our students, our businesses, our non-profit organizations and our community as a whole. — Editorial staff, Tryon Daily Bulletin

Rejoice that people are drinking less To the Editor: According to an Letters article in the Jan. 27 to the Tryon Bulletin, some Editor people are concerned that the Columbus ABC store is not making enough profit. I think we ought to be rejoicing that people are not spending their hard-earned money on beverage

alcohol rather than trying to figure out how to get people to buy more booze. At a time when churches, charitable groups and other interested parties are investing time and money responding to the many hunger and housing needs in Polk County, do we really need to encourage people to drink more? – John Roberts, Tryon

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ability and love for our children have given all the band kids skills and experiences they would otherwise be unlikely to achieve. To the Editor: Our family is going to have I would like to express our the incredible experiappreciation for ence of seeing our Polk County’s pub- Letters daughter perform at lic schools and in to the Carnegie Hall in New particular today for Editor York City, courtesy the excellent and inof the kind of quality spirational teaching of Cindy instruction that can take a child Gilbert and Jill Bennett. The high school and middle from no musical knowledge to a school bands are wonderful chance at first chair and a solo opportunities for our children in a nationally recognized event. to learn the value of teamwork, Cindy and Jill do amazing perseverance and self-discipline. work with our children. Cindy’s and Jill’s professional - Lee Barker, Green Creek

Band teachers enrich students’ lives

Blues gone To the Editor: If you were not fortunate enough to have experienced the Tryon Fine Arts Letters Center ’s “Chase Away the Blues” this to the past Saturday night, Editor you missed out big time. There was such a diversity of blues musicians with big city quality that anyone who attended will tell you it was one of the best events ever held there. Not only was the auditorium filled to capacity, the overflow crowd

enjoyed more music in the lobby between the group’s sets. There was dancing in the aisles and such great music that it is important that those who missed this fun event know about it, just in case we are lucky enough to enjoy it next year. Kudos to Rebecca Barnes, president of the Tryon Fine Arts Center, and her team for securing such talent for all of us locals to share. Thank you for hosting this wonderful event and please bring it back again. Still tapping my toes, – Martha Hall, Mill Spring

Comments on Tryon Daily Bulletin on Jan. 31 published, “11-year-old Polk County girl abducted, found in local barn” larryt700 replied: “CONVICT HIM FIRST, then deport him so that when he comes back, he goes right back into jail!!! Do your community this one favor, otherwise he will

abduct again and the next time the victim will likely not live!.” millspring replied: “Good idea but I hope the wheels of justice move quickly. He’s got three hots and a cot until he’s found guilty. Probably a court-appointed lawyer as well. Adios, Javier.

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in general are racially biased. Governor Perdue’s veto of Senate Bill 9 is in direct opposition to her Racial Justice Act constituents’ solid support of the death penalty in appropriate cases To the Editor: regardless of race. As elected district attorney Senate Bill 9 would require since 1995 and past president of defendants now raising the issue the North Carolina Conference of race in their respective capital of District Attorneys, I offer the cases to examine the facts of their following truths into what has particular cases rather than genoften been a debate full of half eral statistical racial percentages truths and untruths on the part of of the type required under the supporters of North Carolina’s RJA and disallowed by the U.S. 2009 “Racial Justice Act (RJA).” Supreme Court since 1987. North Carolina’s “RJA” diIn North Carolina any perrectly opposes the centuries-old ceived statistical variances are concept that justice should be due by law to the aggravating blind. North Carolina’s Death factors in each individual murder Penalty laws consider only the case (such as heinous, atrocious, facts of each case; while North or cruel). Indeed, when North Carolina’s 2009 “RJA” con- Carolina’s death penalty murder siders race only and cases are compared specifically prohibits Letters according to the statuexamining the facts. to the tory aggravating facThe “RJA” makes Editor tors of each individual us the only state to case, any perceived require the court to accept statis- differences in racial percenttical racial percentages to decide ages between blacks and whites who gets the death penalty rather disappear. than a life sentence. This directly Finally, if the current “RJA” violates constitutional law laid continues to be North Carolina out by the U.S. Supreme Court law in death penalty cases in since the 1987 case McCleskey which it is invoked, there apv. Kemp. The “RJA” was enacted pears to be nothing which would in 2009 without any Republican prohibit defendants in non-capital votes, because it belies its cynical criminal cases from attempting title, “The Racial Justice Act.” to prove “racial bias” in their Many believe instead of racial respective cases with the same justice this statute is designed type of statistical racial percentto discontinue the death penalty ages embraced by North Caro(defacto) across the state without lina’s “RJA,”and rejected by the expressly articulating this goal. U.S. Supreme Court since 1987, Some evidence to support this can (McCleskey v. Kemp). be found in the fact that virtually I urgently ask every memall white convicted murderers on ber of the General Assembly, North Carolina’s death row have regardless of race or political filed “RJA” petitions based on party, to return the blindfold to these statistical racial percent- North Carolina’s statue of Lady ages. Justice by voting to override the Senate Bill 9 amends North governor’s veto of Senate Bill 9. Carolina’s “RJA” to bring us back Raw statistical racial percentages into agreement with the other (some might say racial quotas) do 49 states and the U.S. Supreme not belong in our criminal court Court. The “RJA” wrongfully system, whether regarding death assumes North Carolina grand penalty analysis or any other jurors, North Carolina judges; criminal cases. North Carolina district attorneys Let’s stay with the facts of and assistant district attorneys; each case and remain blind as North Carolina trial juries; North to race. Carolina law officers and appar– article submitted ently North Carolina citizens by Jeff Hunt

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Art Exhibits 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. Gallery hours are Monday - Saturday 10 - 5 p.m. For more information, call 828-859-8316. Skyuka Fine Art, 133 North Trade St., Tryon, Saturday, Feb. 11 - Friday, March 23 “Showing Off Saluda,” featuring works by Saluda artists: Bonnie Bardos, Jim Carson, Marguerite Hankins, William and Anne Jameson, Dale McEntire, Beverly Pickard, Bill Ryan and John Waddill. Opening reception is Feb. 11 from - 8 p.m. For more information: or 828-817-3783. Tryon Arts & Crafts School, 373 Harmon Field Rd., Tryon. Now through Friday, March 2. Earthen Creations Show. Wood and pottery from regional artists. Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon Thursday, Feb. 2 EXPLORE Dynamic Rhythm and Sound, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Open to the public. Call 828859-8322. Tryon Painters & Sculptors, 26 Maple St., Tryon. New classes offered in introduction to drawing, sculpture, oil painting and figure drawing. Contact Christine Mariotti at or 828-859-8392 Now through Saturday, Feb. 25 Works by Wm. Jameson and his students and pulp painter Stefanie Kompathoum and her students. Works from Francesco Lombardo’s workshop will be shown as well. Opening reception on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 5-8 p.m. Upstairs Artspace, 49 South Trade St., Tryon. The gallery presents new exhibits, “The Fine Art Ramblers” and “The Innovative Camera,” through March 16. “Ramblers” features six well-known Greenville artists in a colorful display of painting, monotype, mixed media, installation and decorative stoneware. “Camera” presents four fine art photographers whose work challenges and broadens expectations of the medium. On Friday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m., photographer Colby Caldwell delivers a PowerPoint talk, “Framing Lazarus,” about emotional relationships between artist and subject. New gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 12 to 6 p.m., Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m. Contact: 828859-2828 or visit

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Movies Tryon Theatre, 45 S. Trade St., Tryon. Feb. 1 - 5 Sherlock Holmes Feb. 8 - 12 Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Feb. 13 - 14 My Week with Marilyn Feb. 15 - 19 Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Live Music

Thu. Feb. 2 Purple Onion Nikki Tally Zenzera

Jim Peterman Quartet Tryon Fine Arts Center EXPLORE Dynamic Rhythm and Sound 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Fri. Feb. 3

Purple Onion Fred Whiskin Elmo’s Karaoke Zenzera Undercover Blues

Sat. Feb. 4

Elmo’s Mikey & Steve & Friends Purple Onion Taylor Moore Band

The Party Place & Event Center (formerly Saluda Mtn. Jamboree) High Cotton Zenzera Speedwell

Sun. Feb. 5

Larkin’s Grill Fred Whiskin

Tues. Feb. 7 Zenzera Open Mic

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Purple Onion Calico Moon

Sat. Feb. 11

Purple Onion Lonesome Road Band The Party Place & Event Center (formerly Saluda Mtn. Jamboree) Special Edition

Music Venues 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 - 16 Main St., Saluda, 828-749-1179. Saluda Mountain Jamboree - Friendship Rd., Saluda, 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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County Register of Deeds not more than ten (10) days prior to the posting of this notice is Cray, Inc.

rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination.

BEGINNING at a point in the Southeastern margin of Oak Street in the Town of Tryon, said point being the terminus of the first call in the description of the land described in and conveyed by a certain deed from Isabel Grove Missildine and others to Agnes D. Bacon dated October 5, 1966, recorded in Book 139, Page 147, Polk County Registry, and running thence from said beginning point and with the line of the Bacon property two calls as follows: South 51 degrees East 28.95 feet, and South 39 degrees West 16.1 feet to a corner of the property acquired by Tryon Federal Savings & Loan Association by deed recorded in Book 90, Page 246, Polk County Registry; thence with said Association's line South 51 degrees East 28.95 feet to a point at the edge of the wall of the store building belonging to Archie L. Covington and Leona P. Covington; thence North 39 degrees East (crossing an alley or driveway) 40 feet to an iron pin in the property line of the land belonging to Lucinda L. Ballenger; thence with the Ballenger property line North 50 degrees West 57.7 feet to an iron pin in the Southeastern margin of Oak Street; thence with the margin of Oak Street South 39 degrees West 25.5 feet to the BEGINNING, containing 0.04ths of an acre.

hereinabove described, as the same appears of record in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Polk County.

utes East 39.17 feet to a point in Mariah E. Peck's (now Ballenger's) southwestern boundary line; thence and in said boundary line North 45 degrees 45 minutes West 91.1 feet to the southeastern boundary line of Oak Street; thence in line of said street South 38 degrees 50 minutes West 41.5 feet to the BEGINNING, containing 3552 square feet, more or less. Excepting lots described and conveyed in two deeds from John Orr and wife, Alice F. Orr, to E. E. Missildine dated December 13, 1905, recorded in Book 24, Page 271, and August __, 1913, recorded in Book 30, Page 65, of the record of deeds for Polk County, subject to the same reservations contained in deed by Mariah Dowe to John Orr dated May 14, 1904, recorded in Book 19, Page 589, of the record of deeds for Polk County.

The sale will be subject to any and all superior mortgages, deeds of trust and liens, including without limitation, the lien of unpaid taxes and assessments, easements, conditions, restrictions and matters of record. This sale will be further subject to the right, if any, of the United States of America to redeem the above-described property for a period of 120 days following confirmation of the sale. The real property may be sold in separate parcels, all together or in any manner the Substitute Trustee determines is appropriate. The above-described real property will be sold “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Substitute Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust being foreclosed nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representatives of either the Substitute Trustee or the holder of the Note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to, the real property being sold, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such conditions expressly are disclaimed. The record owner of the above-described real property as reflected on the records of the Polk

Pursuant to N.C.G.S. §45-21.10(b), any successful bidder may be required to deposit with the Substitute Trustee immediately upon conclusion of the sale a cash deposit of the greater of five percent (5%) of the last bid or $750.00. Any successful bidder shall be required to tender the full balance purchase price so bid in cash or certified check at the time the Substitute Trustee tenders to him a deed for the property or attempts to tender such deed, and should said successful bidder fail to pay the full balance purchase price so bid at that time, he shall remain liable on his bid as provided for in N.C.G.S. §45-21.30(d) and (e). The owner and holder of the indebtedness secured by the Deed of Trust may make a credit bid. This sale will be held open ten (10) days for upset bids as required by law. If the real property to be sold pursuant to this notice of sale is residential property with less than fifteen rental units then: (i) an order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to N.C.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 real property is sold; and (ii) any person who occupies the real property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving this notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon ten (10) days' written notice to the landlord, and upon termination of the rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the

This the 4th day of January, 2012. J. Christian Stevenson Substitute Trustee Kirk Palmer & Thigpen, P.A. 1300 Baxter Street, Suite 300 Charlotte, NC 28204 Telephone: 704.332.8000 Facsimile: 704.332.8264 EXHIBIT A Legal Description TRACT I: BEGINNING at a point in the northwestern margin of Trade Street, at the westernmost corner of the brick store building of John L. Jackson, formerly of John Orr, thence with said margin of said street North 51 degrees West twenty-eight and seven-tenths (28.7) feet to the southernmost corner of E. E. Missildine's brick store building; thence North on the line of the wall of said Missildine's brick building North 39 degrees East sixty-one and thirty-eight hundredths (61.38) feet; thence South 51 degrees East twenty-eight and seven tenths (28.7) feet to the wall of John L. Jackson's brick store building; thence with said wall of said building South 39 degrees West sixty-one and thirty-eight hundredths (61.38) feet to the place of BEGINNING, this being the identical property conveyed to W. J. Gaines by George A. Smith and Frances S. Smith, his wife, by their deed dated the 12th day of February 1907, which is recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds for Polk County in Book 23, at Page 123. TRACT II:

The above metes and bounds description was taken from a plat entitled, “Property Conveyance to Tryon Federal Savings & Loan Association, Tryon, Polk County, North Carolina,” made by H. B. Frankenfield, Jr., Forest Engr. And Surveyor, dated October 6, 1967, bearing No. 1700. The above described property is conveyed subject to the right of way for an alley or access driveway across the property

TRACT III: Fronting on Trade Street between the lot of Tryon Federal Savings & Loan Association and that of H. L. Arledge and wife, and BEGINNING at the southernmost point of the Tryon Federal Savings & Loan Association lot, the same being the corner; thence with the line of the same North 39 degrees East 60 feet to a point in the line of the Second Tract hereinafter described; thence with it South 51 degrees East 35 feet to the line of the H. L. Arledge lot; thence South 39 degrees West 60 feet to Trade Street; thence with Trade Street North 51 degrees West 35 feet to the BEGINNING. TRACT IV: BEGINNING at the northernmost corner of George A. Smith's (now Missildine's) lot, said lot being situated on the corner of Trade Street and Oak Street and the southeast side of said Oak Street, said place of beginning being in the southeastern boundary line of Oak Street; thence in the Northeastern boundary line of the said George A. Smith (now Missildine) lot South 47 degrees 54 minutes East 53 feet to the northernmost corner of John Orr (now Jackson-Langley) lot; thence the same course and in northeastern boundary line of Maria Dowe's (now Jackson-Langley) line 35.2 feet to the southeastern boundary line and corner, the same being the northernmost corner of T. T. Ballenger's (now Arledge's) lot; thence in the line of John Orr (now Jackson-Langley) eastern boundary line prolonged North 43 degrees 21 min-


There is, however, expressly excepted from the above described property that certain parcel of land containing 0.04 of an acre heretofore conveyed to Tryon Federal Savings and Loan Association by deed recorded in Book 143, Page 180, Polk County Registry. The above described property is the identical property designated as Tracts I, II, IV and V in that certain deed from Seehorse of Tryon, Inc. to Cray, Inc. dated August 4, 2005 and recorded in Book 330, Page 1379, Polk County Registry. The above described tracts are conveyed subject to the restrictive and protected covenant as set forth in that certain deed recorded in Book 309, Page 976, Polk County Registry, the same being incorporated herein by reference as if fully set forth herein.

LEGALS Tax Map Reference Number: T8-F8 Tryon Daily Bulletin Jan. 25 and Feb. 1, 2012 FC/CRAY INC. LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified on the 30th of December, 2011, as executor of the Estate of Dorothy Oakes McGill, deceased, late of Polk County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and/or corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned executor on or before the 18th day of April, 2012, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and/or corporations indebted to the Estate should make immediate payment to the undersigned executor. This 18th day of January, 2012 James A. McGill 421 College Park Drive Lynchburg, VA 24502 Estate of Dorothy Oakes McGill Tryon Daily Bulletin Jan. 18, 25, Feb. 1 and 8, 2012 EST/MCGILL

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Elliott presentation at Walnut Creek Preserve draws crowd On Saturday, Jan. 28, approximately 80 people filled the Anne Elizabeth Surratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve, where noted naturalist, storyteller and musician Doug Elliott treated them to a presentation called “Woodslore and Wildwoods Wisdom.” The program was part of a collaboration between Babs and Bob Strickland of Walnut Creek and the Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC). The audience listened, laughed and sang on cue, learning about nature in an enjoyable way. Why do farmers hate crows? Why did Native Americans call the vulture the “peace eagle”? Why don’t you want to get too close to one? What’s the real story on groundhogs and their day? Elliott enlightened everyone on these topics and many more. Afterwards he led a short walk on a nearby trail.

Babs Strickland, Doug Elliott and PAC Land Protection Specialist Pam Torlina at the Anne Elizabeth Surratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve, where Elliott gave a presentation on “Woodslore and Wildwoods Wisdom” on Jan. 28. (photo by Bob Strickland)

For more information about Elliott, visit www.dougelliott. com. For information on up-

coming programs at Walnut Creek, visit Programs are presented to the

public free of charge. - article submitted by Carole Bartol

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Editor’s note: This column is a behind, he is Cola. When a family member passes fictional story Lennie Rizzo wrote as a compilation of many of the away and their dog is not wanted, sad situations he has been faced he is Cola. All the abandons, the strays, the sick who cannot or will with in his efforts. A long time ago a beautiful re- not be cared for because of finansponse was written to a young girl cial reasons, all are Cola. At Christmas named Virginia time when you when she asked Humane Society witness a bell “is there really a Special Cases ringer wearing a Santa Claus?” Leonard Rizzo Santa suit, he is I wish to not Santa but he thank all my readers for the wonderful, positive represents the meaning of Christresponse I’ve received for my tale, mas and the gift of giving just as “The Colaborator.” Many thought Santa does. When you visit a shelter or a that he was real and wished to know about his welfare. Others rescue and look upon the confused thought there was a specific dog and hopeful faces of these magand family that inspired the tale. nificent animals, in them beats the Well, I’m here to express that you heart of Cola. Cola was not made up, he most all were correct in your assumptions. Yes, dear readers, there is certainly exists, I know because I see him each and every day. a Cola. My fervent prayer is that I can When you hear of a family breaking up and no one will take make enough people believe in the dog, he is Cola. When a family him that there will be fewer of him decides to move and the dog is left and more of us.

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Nelsons speak at Lanier Library’s Brown Bag Lunch group Lanier Library’s Brown Bag Lunch group, which meets on the third Tuesday of each month, recently welcomed two of Tryon’s artists and gallery owners: Richard and Kimberly Nelson. The Nelsons described their adventure in finding Tryon to be both a home and a business place. They moved here in 2004 with their three children, and opened Skyuka Fine Art in January 2011. The couple hails from Detroit. Richard graduated from the College for Creative Studies in 1988 with a B.F.A. Prior to finding his way into painting portraits and landscapes, he was in the Detroit music scene as an accomplished rock musician. He has kept his musical roots alive by being a member of the North Carolina band Wishgrove. Since graduation, Richard has painted more than 1,000 portraits, mostly commissioned. Richard has been recognized for his portrait work and has earned numerous national prestigious awards over the years. This January he won first place in the Portrait Society of America’s ‘Member Only’ Competition for Commissioned Portraits. The winning painting was of a young girl, Charlotte. Her family traveled from Baltimore to Tryon so she could sit for two days to be painted. Richard said his works are probably best described as having an Impressionist bent, but with enough realism to bring them to life. He calls this “painterly realism,” which allows the subject to be seen as art but also allows the viewer to get to know the person. The Nelsons said they had a desire to be part of the community. They said they are interested not only in providing high quality portraits, landscapes and still-lifes but in broadening the artist’s experience for all. Through events from workshops to Gallery Trots, they have been instrumental in providing various venues for people to express and acquaint themselves with a variety of artists, styles and hands-on learning. The next Tryon Gallery Trot

Artist and gallery owner Rich Nelson speaks to the audience at the recent Lanier Library Brown Bag Lunch event. (photo submitted by Ron Pankey)

will be March 24 from 5-8 p.m. Nine galleries will be participating, and the event will end at The Pine Crest Inn. Visit Skyuka Fine Art at

133 N. Trade St. or skyukafineart. com/ for more information. Information about Lanier Library’s future Brown Bag events

can be found at www.lanierlib. org/. - article submitted by Ron Pankey

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Joseph John Hamlin III Joseph John Hamlin III, 69, of Mill Spring, passed away Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. Joe was born in Rutherfordton, N.C., on Oct. 7, 1942, to Lucille Burgess Hamlin and the late Joseph John Hamlin Jr.  Joe grew up in Rutherford County on his family’s dairy farm, Willow Run. He was a 1961 graduate of Rutherfordton High School, where he served as student body president, and attended UNC-Chapel Hill. After 10 years in the family dairy business, Joe moved his family to Alaska, where he was the manager of drilling operations for ExxonMobil on the North Slope of the Alaska Pipeline. In 1987, Joe returned to his beloved property at Hawk Circle in Mill Spring. He was an owner, with his wife Krysti, of Carolina World Travel in Tryon. Later he founded Green River Cabins in Campobello, and ran its day-today operations until the company was sold in 2006.  Following retirement in 2006, Joe devoted his time to Hawk

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Circle, his mountain farm, and to friends and family. A lifelong hunter and fisherman who loved the great outdoors, Joe enjoyed farming, nature photography and observing mountain wildlife. He cherished the land and had an artist’s eye for enhancing its natural beauty. He pursued many creative building projects and enjoyed making rustic furniture. Joe followed his adventurous spirit, leading a big game tour to Africa in 1990, attaining his pilot’s license for small aircraft and, recently, enjoying S.C. shark fishing. Quick witted and an excellent raconteur, Joe’s storytelling skills and poetry recitations were the highlight of many gatherings. He will be fondly remembered for his love of old-time music and for his performance as Hector Nations in the Tryon Little Theater production of “Foxfire.” Joe is survived by his wife, Kristina R. Hamlin; his children, Joseph John Hamlin IV of Raleigh, son of Jo Anne Knott Whitt; Josh Hamlin (Stephanie) of Gastonia, N.C. and Janine Hamlin of Raleigh, son and daughter of Jane Simmons; his grandchildren, Peyton and Cooper Hamlin of Gastonia; his

Saluda artist Murphy invited to join World Artists Corporation Verlie Murphy of Saluda has signed with the artist management agency, World Artists Corporation (WAC). WAC will provide art management, publishing, marketing, promotion and other services for her work worldwide. After an initial review, Murphy was chosen from a large group of artists who responded to an open call for artists to join the WAC organization. “Verlie Murphy’s detailed work with encaustics is amazing and we look forward to showcasing her art to the world,” said WAC Partner and Marketing Director Peter K.

Yanke. After being invited to join WAC, Murphy said, “I am so appreciative for being accepted. Surrounded by artists who have both inspired my work and enriched my life – What could be better?” World Artists Corporation is a full-service publishing house, catering to both new and established artists, writers and other creative persons worldwide. For more information, contact or visit www.WorldArtistsCorp. com. – article submitted by Peter K. Yanke

mother, Lucille B. Hamlin of Rutherfordton, N.C.; his sister, Merrill Carayol of Littleton, Colo.; his brother, Newt Hamlin (Susan) of Ukarumpa, Papua New Guinea; his nieces, Miriam Juzyk (Buck) of Aurora, Neb. and Allyson Sudborough of Denver, Colo., and his nephew, Nate Hamlin of Bennettsville, S.C. Also surviving are Paul and Jane Ray of Arden, N.C. and special friends Joel O’Quinn and Nicole Holt of Ridgeland, S.C.  Joe was a loving husband and father, a proud grandfather, a dutiful son, a wonderful brother and a great friend. Joe’s Hawk Circle property is home to many animals, including the deer and Canada Geese he so loved to feed. The loss of Joe is felt by all his human and animal friends. A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church, 264 Main Street, Rutherfordton, on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 3 p.m. A visitation will be held from 2-3 p.m. in the fellowship









hall. Memorial contributions may be made to: The Pacolet Area Conservancy, 850 North Trade Street, Tryon, N.C. 28782.


Eric Gass Memorial services for Eric Gass, who died on Dec. 10, 2011, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 in the Congregational Church of Christ, Tryon, with Rev. Bob Barrows officiating. Memorials may be made to United Church of Christ Wider Church Ministries, c/o Tryon Congregational Church, 20 Melrose Ave., Tryon, N.C. 28782; Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, N.C. 28722 or to a nonprofit of your choice. An on-line guest register may be signed at McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.












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Amanda Hovis recently presented an update to the Rotary Club of Tryon on the Polk Wellness Center, which was started about five years ago. Hovis, the center’s physician assistant, explained to the Rotarians the various activities of the organization in providing comprehensive health and wellness services and following her presentation conducted a question and answer session. She was assisted by Angela Burrell, also of the center. Polk Wellness Center is a nonprofit organization and provides its services to Polk County and the surrounding area. Pictured are Angela Burrell and Amanda Hovis of Polk Wellness Center along with Gorden Threlfall, president of the Rotary Club of Tryon. (photo submitted by Bill Hillhouse)

Lecture and book signing by Robert Morgan Feb. 11 The Heritage Museum will host a lecture and book signing by award-winning author and Henderson County native Robert Morgan, with his new book, “Lions of the West: Heroes and Villains of the Westward Expansion.” The book covers Thomas Jefferson and nine other Americans whose adventurous spirits and lust for land pushed the westward boundaries. Morgan is the author of poetry, fiction and nonfiction, most notably his novel “Gap Creek” and his biography of Daniel Boone, both of which were national best sellers. The lecture will take place in the courtroom of the Henderson County Courthouse, followed by the book signing and a “sampling of mountain cooking” in the Carolina 1st Community Room. Reservations are not required. Free and open to the

Robert Morgan will speak and sign copies of his new book, “Lions of the West: Heroes and Villains of the Westward Expansion,” on Feb. 11 at the Henderson County Courthouse. (photo submitted by Karen Baker)

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Tryon Painters and Sculptors: figure drawing studio two days a week Tryon Painters and Sculptors (TPS) offers two figure-drawing sessions each week at the new TPS location, 26 Maple Street in downtown Tryon: Thursday nights from 7 to 10 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon. Members of TPS pay $10 a session; non-members and guests pay $15. What you get for your “tuition” is an opportunity to draw a model, usually nude, in the company of other artists, from beginners to professional. Whether their primary artistic interest is still life, plein aire, figurative, abstract or sculpture, these artists believe continued practice drawing the human figure will result in better art. “The process trains the eye/ hand to see form, spatial relationships, proportion, contours, tonal values of light to dark and color and textures of skin and hair,” said Pauline Ross of TPS. “Some

liken the experience of drawing human skeleton that is used for the body on a regular basis to a reference. Muscle and other tissue musician doing scales and chords covering the bones of a model are to facilitate their virtuosity dur- accentuated in the way the model ing everyday practice or to warm is lit. These forms change with the up before a concert. Many in model’s movement and challenge our figure drawing studios have the artists’ ability to depict what marveled at the he/she sees acimprovement in curately. the speed and “The process trains the Each session accuracy they eye/hand to see form, starts with drawhave developed ing “gesture i n d r a w i n g . spatial relationships, poses.” They Things that used proportion, contours, number about to be difficult tonal values of light 10, are varied are becoming from standing, second nature to dark and color and seated, kneelto them now.” textures of skin and hair.” ing or reclining Drawing the -- Pauline Ross poses, but the clothed figure is challenge is that made so much they range from easier when you know what is go- one or two minutes each. The idea ing on under the fabric, Ross said, is to get the feel or movement of just as drawing the undraped fig- the body with no time to work ure is made simpler if one has an out detail. idea of what is going on under the “Most of these poses would be skin. The studio has an articulated too difficult for a model to hold for

any longer than the two minutes,” Ross said. “These are designed to ‘warm-up’ the artist for the longer poses that follow. Being a democratic atmosphere we decide if we want to spend the rest of the time on a series of shorter poses of 20 minutes to an hour or whether we spend the entire time on one pose. Should the class opt for one pose, those who prefer shorter poses can move about the room and draw from different angles.” TPS invites all those interested to join. The studio is not large and space is at a premium, so it would be best to make sure there is room for you. Check with Mike McCarthy for the Thursday night session at 828-859-9963 or Dick Neff for the Saturday morning session at 864-915-3144. If you are interested in modeling, call Dick Neff at the number above. – article submitted by Pauline Ross

Lodge. He served in the U.S. Army as Medic during WWII. page 20 In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Bill Horne of Green Creek; four daughters, Juanita Odel of Sunny View, The Pacolet Conservancy Marilyn HorneArea and Regina Pate, (PAC) offerCreek. five Friday hikes both ofwill Green and Laura this spring, Feb.N.C.; 17. four Saenger ofstarting Hickory, PAC’sGeneva first hikeHarrell will head Pesisters, of to Bakter’s CreekN.C., Heritage Trust Preserve ersville, Imogene Burns for a 3.6-mile, to moderate of Inman, S.C.,easy Janice Fagan of hike on Creek the preserve’s loop Horne trail. Green and Linda On March 2, hikers willgrandhead of McAdenville, N.C.; 10 to Paris Mountain State Park for children, Kim Odel, Kelly Bradaley, 4-mile, moderate loop hike. On Lee Bradley, Brandon Horne, March hikersRebecca venture toHorne, ChestAshley16, Horne, nut Ridge Heritage for a Joseph Pate, JacobPreserve Pate, Miles 5.5-mile moderate to strenuous, Saenger and Will Saenger; and out-and-back hike to the South five great-grandchildren. Pacolet On March 30, PAC The River. family will receive offers strenuous hike to friendsa 5-mile, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 Rainbow Falls in 15 Jones GapCreek State p.m. Friday, July at Mill Park, andofon 13 hikers are Church theApril Brethren Fellowinvited on aFuneral 6-mile,services moderatewill to ship Hall. strenuous hikeinatthe thechurch Green follow at loop 2 p.m. River Game conducted Lands. sanctuary, by Rev. The final of the Steven Abe.hike Burial willspring be inhikthe ing series will be held on Saturday, church cemetery. April 21 at themay PAC-protected Memorials be made in Norman Forest. PAC Land memoryWilder of Brandon Horne to Protection Specialist Torlina the Leukemia and Pam Lymphoma will lead 4530 hikersPark on aRd, 3.5-mile, Society, #240, moderate hike on the Charlotte,interpretive N.C. 28209. preserve, pointingmay out native flora Condolences be left at and fauna of the season. If youFuneral are interested inCremaattendPetty Home& tory, Landrum.

and the Woodmen of len (Rudy) Waymon of Syracuse, the World. Mr. Gibbs was the N.Y., Kenneth Simmons of Houston, Texas, and Lovell Simmons husband Omie Lee  Laughter TryonofDaily Bulletin /  The World ’s Smallest Daily Newspaper Ga.; (Andrea) of Lawrenceville, Gibbs, who died in 1986. one sister, Frances Fox of RiverSurvivors include one daughdale, Ga.; three brothers, John Irter, Patsy Gibbs Toney (Dean) vin Waymon of Antelope, Calif., of Rutherfordton, N.C.; son, Carrol Waymon of San Diego, Harold Gibbs of Rutherfordton, N.C.; one sister, Alvah Gibbs Calif., and Samuel Waymon of of Columbus; and a brother , Nyack, N.Y.; a host of grandchilHerbert Gibbs of Mill Spring. dren, great-grandchildren, other Also surviving are five grandchil- relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by dren, Randy Toney (Kimberly), both parents, Mary Kate and John Marc Toney (LeeAnn), Lora D. Waymon; son, Van Waymon; Brock (Jeff), Jeffrey Gibbs (Colsisters, Lucile Waddell and Nina leen) and Elizabeth Gibbs and Simone (Eunice) and brother, six great-grandchildren, Mason Harold Waymon Sr. Toney, Kevin Gibbs, Anthony Brock, Bryan Gibbs, Nick Gibbs and Zane Gibbs. Funeral services were held Must 7/19/11 Sunday, July 16, in the McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon. Burial was in Polk Memorial Gardens, Columbus, with military rites by the Polk County Memorial Burial Squad. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, P. O. Box 336, Forest City, N.C. 28043 or Hospice of the Carolina Rainbow Jones Gap Foothills,Falls 130inForest GlenState Dr, Park. (photo by Pam Torlina) Columbus, N.C. 28722. ing The the PAC hikes and org. You can also find information family willthis be atspring the home would like more information, of his daughter, Patsy Gibbs on PAC’s website, www.pacolet. please the Rd., PACRutheroffice org, and on PAC’s Facebook page. Toney, contact 400 Radar by phone at 828-859-5060 or by – article submitted fordton, N.C. email at landprotection@pacolet. by Pam Torlina An online guest register may be signed at McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.

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