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Tryon Daily Bulletin

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Vol. 85 / No. 16

Tryon, N.C. 28782

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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This Saturday, you can get your exercise and help the community at the same time. Come join in the “Kudzu Clean-Up” at the Vaughn Creek Greenway. The group will meet at the Vaughn Creek bridge on New Market Road at 9 a.m. You can park at nearby Ziglar Field at the intersection of New Market Rd. and Vaughn Street. Bring hand shears, loppers and/or saws – and wear gloves.

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


The new Polk County Republican Headquarters building will open this Saturday, Feb. 25. The public is invited to an open house between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. with a hot dog cookout. The ribbon cutting is scheduled at 11:15 a.m. The building was recently completed to replace the former building, which was demolished after the roof caved in under the weight of a snowstorm in December 2010. The new building is located on Peak Street in Columbus. (photo by Leah Justice)

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,

Polk set to change ‘error’ prohibiting mobile homes in areas above 1,650 ft.

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Public hearing March 5 in Sunny View by Leah Justice

Polk County commissioners are in the process of fixing an error in the mountainside and ridgeline protection ordinance

(MRPO) that currently prohibits mobile homes at elevations above 1,650 feet. Other amendments commissioners are considering in the MRPO are to change the definition of excavation to exclude the manual removal of earth and to

exempt from the land-disturbance regulations minor land-disturbing activities of 500 square feet or less for work such as residence additions, porches, decks or small accessory structures.

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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. 828-749-9245. 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. Men’s Prayer Breakfast meets Thursday, Feb. 23 at 8 a.m. at TJ’s Cafe, 456 S. Trade St. in Tryon. You are welcome. Order breakfast from the menu. 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. 828894-0001. House of Flags Museum, open Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 1

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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 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. Landrum Library, terrarium-making program for homeschooled children, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2 p.m. Basic materials will be provided, but children may bring items from home to add to their terrariums. Green River Watershed Alliance will make a presentation on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. at the Polk County Library in Columbus. This citizen-led organization will address the need to build a collaborative environmentally protective plan for the Green River watershed. 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. AA’s Sobriety and Beyond, Thursdays, 8-9 p.m., Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Local Weather Forecast:



Moon Phase

Today: Partly cloudy, with 30 percent chance of rain. High 67, low 49. Thursday: Mostly Partly cloudy cloudy, with 70 percent chance of rain. High 70, low 56.


Monday’s weather was: High xx, low xx, xx inches of rain.

Obituaries Anne Clark Hawley, p. 14

Church, 1024 W. Main St., Forest City. 828-863-1313. Alcoholics Anonymous, Thursdays, 8 p.m., CooperRiis, Mill Spring. 828-859-7099.


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. American Legion Post 250, weekly bingo games, Fridays, 7 p.m., 43 Depot St., Tryon. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Smoke-free. Narcotics Anon., Saluda Senior Center, Friday, 8 p.m.


Polk County Democratic Party Men’s Club will meet Saturday, Feb. 25 at 8:30 a.m. at the Democratic headquarters in Columbus. 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 on Melrose Ave. in Tryon. Call 828-8990673 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. Thermal Belt Friendship Council will hold its monthly luncheon Saturday, Feb. 25 at 11:45 a.m. at Kyoto’s restaurant in Tryon. All invited.


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. and 1:30 p.m. with bridge discussion session at 12:45 p.m. 828-749-9245. For more activities, email saludacenter@ or visit www.saluda. com. 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

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O. P. Earle principal High to retire at end of school year Brian E. Murray named new principal by Barbara Tilly

It’s the end of an era for O. P. Earle Elementary. Principal Nita High, who has served in that position since 2000, will retire at the end of the 2011-2012 school year. She will be replaced by the school’s current assistant principal, Brian E. Murray. High, who has more than 40 years of experience in education, came to Landrum in 1990 as assistant principal for O.P. Earle. She became principal of Landrum Junior High in 1994, where she served until she took the principal job at O. P. Earle in 2000. High’s philosophy emphasizes balance among academics, the arts and physical activity.

“I believe that children should be provided balanced and rigorous opportunities in academics, the arts and physical activity,” she said. “Such a balance provides children with many avenues to find success during their elementary school years and beyond.” During her tenure at O. P. Earle, the school won numerous awards, including being named as the 2010-2011 S.C. Honor Reading School. In October 2011, High was selected by the South Carolina Art Education Association (SCAEA) as the 2011 SCAEA Outstanding Principal for her continuing contributions to art education. District One Superintendent Dr. Ron Garner said, “Mrs. Nita High has led O.P. Earle for 12 years and has established O.P. Earle Elementary as one of the best schools in South Carolina.

Nita H. High

Brian E. Murray

We are confident that Brian Murray will continue to lead O.P. Earle to more academic and extracurricular achievements.” Murray has served the students and parents of District One since 1998, when he joined the faculty of Chapman High School. He has served in numerous capacities in District

One including: teacher, math department chairman, head varsity boys track coach, boys and girls cross country coach, junior varsity girls basketball coach, assistant principal at Chapman High School and then O.P. Earle. Murray said he is excited (Continued on page 4)


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• Commissioners (continued from page 1)

Commissioners met Monday, Feb. 20 and set a public hearing for March 5 at 7 p.m. on the proposed ordinance amendments. The March 5 meeting will be held at Sunny View Elementary School. Commissioner Renée McDermott said the omission of mobile homes from the ordinance was an error. “I think it’s important to realize that the omission (of mobile homes) from being a part of the definition was an error,” said McDermott. “It was not intended. It was because of not realizing which definition we were using for single family dwelling.” Polk County Planner Cathy Ruth said a couple of changes to the mountain and ridgeline ordinances were requested by commissioner Ray Gasperson at the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) committee discussions. Over the last few months, Ruth said, a few people have applied for mobile homes and the planning department has had to deny those permits. Commissioners will be considering amendments to two mountain and ridgeline ordinances: one for the zoned areas of the county and one for the unzoned areas of the county. The MRPO is in place for the entire county for elevations above 1,650 feet, which includes all of Saluda Township and other mountainous areas throughout the county, mostly the western region of the county.

• O.P. Earle (continued from page 3)

about his new position. “I am humbled and honored by the board of trustees and Dr. Garner to be given this opportunity,” he said. “I look forward to the continued success of O.P. Earle Elementary and being a part of the leadership team. In

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The definition for singlefamily dwelling proposed for both MRPOs to allow mobile homes says, “a building or portion thereof providing complete living facilities for a family. Singlefamily dwellings may include manufactured homes, dwellings constructed on-site or modular dwellings, but the term does not include motels, hotels, tourist homes, park models or recreational vehicles. A single-family dwelling may also consist of another dwelling unit, such as an accessory apartment or garage apartment provided the floor area of the accessory unit does not exceed 40 percent of the floor area of the single-family dwelling or 750 square feet, whichever is greater, and further provided the accessory unit’s exterior design and entry locations preserve the appearance of the single-family dwelling.” Commissioner Tom Pack questioned the 500-square-foot exemption from land-disturbance regulations. He said he believes the exemption could be for a larger area, such as 750 square feet. “Five hundred (square feet) is a small footprint,” Pack said. “It sounds like there was no science behind the 500 square feet.” Commissioners agreed to have the building inspector look at the proposed 500-square-foot exemption to possibly increase the footprint prior to approval. County attorney Mike Egan said commissioners could make a motion to approve that type of change prior to approval of the amendments. my role as assistant principal for the 2011-2012 school year, the students and families have been extremely welcoming and supportive and I am thankful to be a part of this community of learners.” Murray added, “My wife and four children eagerly look forward to our move into the Landrum area.”

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Kudzu clean-up at Vaughn Creek Saturday, Feb . 25 Looking for exercise and want to give back to the community? The Tryon Parks Committee has the perfect solution. Consider working at the “Kudzu Clean-Up” at the Vaughn Creek Greenway in Tryon on Saturday, Feb. 25. The goal is to cut away all of the kudzu vines climbing the trees in and around the trail at Vaughn. Also on the “hit list” of plants to be removed are other

non-native species, such as privet, bamboo and tree of heaven. “The kudzu has simply gotten out of hand,” said John Vining, member of the Tryon Parks Committee. “Our primary objective is to eliminate all of the kudzu vines climbing trees. This will allow for better overall control if we can keep this weedy plant on the ground. We would like to return the trail and surrounding property

to plants native to the region. That means other exotic plants like privet have to be eliminated.” Volunteers are asked to meet at the Vaughn Creek bridge on New Market Road at 9 a.m. Saturday. Participants are asked to bring a set of hand shears, loppers and/or saw(s) to aid in removing the vines and larger privet plants. It is also suggested participants wear work gloves if available.

The activity will continue from 9 a.m. to around noon. Interested persons can park their vehicles at nearby Ziglar Field at the intersection of New Market Road and Vaughn Street. If you have questions, contact John Vining at 828-894-8218. In the event of rain, the activity will be rescheduled for a later date. – article submitted by John Vining

Friendship Council to hold luncheon Feb. 25 at Kyoto’s Thermal Belt Friendship Council will hold its monthly luncheon this Saturday, Feb. 25 at 11:45 a.m. at Kyoto’s restaurant in Tryon. All are invited. The Friendship Council is active in bringing peoples of various races and ethnic backgrounds together in vari-

ous events, such as the annual Friendship Picnic at Harmon Field in June, Christmas caroling and potluck, and the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration held at Tryon Fine Arts Center every year in January. The Friendship Council has

no membership requirements, no dues, and there is never a charge for its events. Members meet at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month (except June, July and August) at the Roseland Community Center on Peake Street in Tryon to plan activities. All members of the community

are invited to come and participate in the meetings. More information on The Friendship Council can be found by visiting or by calling 864-457-2426. – article submitted by Lynnea Stadelmann


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Students win scholarships to Cannon Music Camp The Laurel Lake Music Society Inc. has announced the names of the high school students who have been selected for a full scholarship to the Cannon Summer Music Camp at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C.  The Cannon Summer Music Camp will run from June 30 to July 21, 2012.   The students selected for

scholarships this year are, alphabetically: • Samantha Bell of Polk County High School (PCHS), clarinet  • Daniel Burke of PCHS, percussion • Jessie Fisher of PCHS, alto saxophone  (Continued on page 7)

Saluda Center hosts February community potluck dinner The Saluda Center invites you to its February community potluck dinner on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. Tom Fisch, “October Boy,” will be the entertainer for the

evening. Everyone is invited to bring your favorite dish and enjoy the evening with family and friends. – article submitted by the Saluda Center

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Anthony Guiliano

• Scholarships (continued from page 6)

• Emily Gage of PCHS, alto saxophone • Anthony Guiliano of Chapman High School, saxophone • James Tucker Lawson of Landrum, percussion • Liana Stadelmann of Landrum High School, violin


James Tucker Lawson

Liana Stadelmann

Spencer Taunton

• Spencer Taunton of PCHS, percussion Since 1969, Cannon Music Camp has offered a comprehensive course of musical instruction, with intensive college preparatory work in performance and music theory. Ensemble performance is stressed, along with experience in choir, orchestra, band, jazz and chamber music.

The scholarships are made possible by the donations of residents of Tryon Estates in Columbus. Scholarships totaling more than $104,000 have been awarded to Landrum and Polk County High School students by the Laurel Lake Music Society during the past 10 years.  Organizers said attendance at the summer camp will en-

hance the music skills of these students and increase their understanding of music. This enhanced understanding is often shared with other students upon their return, thus enhancing the overall school music programs. Al and Stella Hart are the co-chairs of the scholarship committee.  – article submitted by Al Hart

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Don’t be too proud to ask for help The Tryon Daily Bulletin recently published an article about the tragic impoundment of six equines, including one mare that had to be euthanized because she was starving to death. Libbie Johnson said anyone who does need assistance when they are low on hay can contact her to receive help through the local community’s hay pledge or the Foothills Humane Society, which can also get them in touch with the right person. She said an anonymous donor also from time to time provides help through an emergency grain fund but she said that fund provides assistance for extreme cases and is often through referral by a vet. The point is that no animal owner should be too proud to ask for help if they know they do not have the resources to properly care for their animals. It’s not clear that this was the case in this particular incidence, but when horrifying events like this occur, it’s important to use the event as a teaching and learning tool. We should all remember that horses, donkeys, cats, dogs - domesticated animals in general - are reliant on us as their owners to care for them properly. Please do not feel too ashamed to ask for help - in the end you could be saving a life. — Editorial staff, Tryon Daily Bulletin

Comments on our facebook page Marche Pittman responded to our post “Soup kitchen raises $400 for needy.” “We sampled a lot of great soups on Saturday!”

think it is a good idea for all of the local water systems (Saluda, Columbus, Tryon, Polk County) to be connected?” Betty Franklin replied, “I really don’t, I think each one Feb. 15 we asked, “Do you should have their own system.”

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Miss Pat’s genteel welcome to all, her dogged determination for GCH to succeed and hard work both physical and administrative was the key to GCH’s being what To the Editor: it is today – a fox A s t h e y e a r s Letters hunt to be proud of pass and I become to the and hold its head up acutely aware of my Editor anywhere in the old older age, I realize I am not a fan of change. I want USA. I know I am only one of it to still be Tryon’s heyday with neighbors being gentlemanly many that salute her. Miss Pat and the world here a gracious is hanging up her hat at the end of GCH’s season this year as place. I have set memories I hold master. I have only the utmost precious of the Tryon Gerald respect for this fine and true Pack so eloquently remembers lady. Pat Hale, we appreciate in his articles that I enjoy, appreciate and only wish he your excellent leadership, your fine example for me to follow could write more often. Unfortunately, most of the and the GCH for all of us to old Tryon guard is gone and with enjoy. As saddened as I am by the it the golden years of Tryon’s end of yet another era, I am True Old Hunting Country. Fortunately, we are blessed looking forward to riding behind with those who are and were the new regime. I look ahead willing to carry the flag into our to many more years of GCH success. modern time. Please join me in wishing There are many that deserve mention and recognition, but Pat Hale and the new master this letter is to honor Martha of GCH great luck in all future “Pat” Hale and her 15 years of endeavors. Miss Pat, my hat is Mastership of the Green Creek off to you! – Christie Heuman, Tryon Hounds (GCH).

End of an era for Green Creek Hounds

Price of gasoline

coast. Because of this, the oil companies are shutting down less To the Editor: We are all concerned about the profitable refineries using the price of gasoline, so I wanted to more expensive imported oil. There are currently three know why it was getting so high. The simple explanation is refineries in Pennsylvania and a large refinery in that it isn’t due to a the Virgin Islands shortage of oil but to Letters either closed or being a shortage of refinery to the closed. capacity. Editor We n e e d m o r e The production refineries open and of oil in the U.S. is at an all time high and the price operating but, when profit is of West Texas Crude is currently more important than keeping about $20 a barrel cheaper than prices low, we feel the result. – Jerry Hardvall, Tryon. the imported oil used on the east

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“Illusion of Consciousness,” by Elisa Miller, who will lead a workshop on basic drawing and shading at the Grassroots Art Project on Saturday, Feb. 25. (photo submitted by Elisa Miller)

Miller to lead workshops for Grassroots Art Project Elisa Miller will lead a workshop on basic drawing and shading at the Grassroots Art Project on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 9:30 a.m. – noon at the Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Tryon. There is no cost for the workshop, and all materials are provided. Miller will demonstrate basic drawing techniques while encouraging participants to become aware of the role light and color of the surroundings plays in forming shapes. Novices and those looking for enrichment are encouraged to attend. Miller’s vision of her work is “loose ideas create space, interconnecting facets of self for expansion of creativity.” “I have been blessed,” she

said. “As I nurture my soul, I follow my passion to share gifts with others, leaving a small facet of myself with each.” The Grassroots Art Project holds art classes every Saturday to benefit Lennie’s Fund and the Foothills Humane Society. Miller’s workshop on Feb. 25 will be the first of a series she will offer every other Saturday at the Grassroots Art Project. If participants choose, the work they create in the Grassroots Art Project may be sold to help animals through Lennie’s Fund, which is affiliated with the Foothills Humane Society. For more information, contact Linda McCullough at 828899-0673. – article submitted by Elisa Miller and Linda McCullough

Hickory Grove Baptist Church soup supper, yard sale Feb. 24-25 Hickory Grove Baptist Church will hold a soup supper and yard sale Saturday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. to benefit the church’s crisis fund. The yard sale will continue Saturday morning, Feb. 25, 8

a.m. - noon. The church is located at 368 Hickory Grove Church Road in Green Creek. Signs will be posted. – article submitted by Gale Pruitt




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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, Now - 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. For more information: or 828817-3783. 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. March 1 Mario Girard, Tango. March 10 QuinTango. March 17 Super Saturday Children’s Festival.

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 William Jameson and his students and pulp painter Stefanie Kompathoum and her students. Works from Francesco Lombardo’s workshop will be shown as well.

Upstairs Artspace, 49 South Trade St., Tryon. The gallery presents “The Fine Art Ramblers” and “The Innovative Camera,” through March 16. “Ramblers” features six wellknown 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. New gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 12 to 6 p.m., Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m. Contact: 828-859-2828 or visit


Tryon Theatre, 45 S. Trade St., Tryon. Feb. 22-26 Joyful Noise Feb. 27-28 The Artist Feb. 29 - March 4 War Horse

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Live Theater

Tryon Little Theater, Performances held at Tryon Fine Arts Center. 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon. “A Little Night Music.” Book by Hugh Wheeler. Second weekend: Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24 - 25 at 8 p.m. Sun. Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. Call TLT box office at 828-859-2466 for tickets.


Live Music

Thu. Feb. 23 Purple Onion Chuck Brodsky Zenzera

Sun. Feb. 26

Fri. Feb. 24

Tues. Feb. 28

Ride with Daddy

Elmo’s Fine Line Zenzera Project X

Sat. Feb. 25

Elmo’s Karaoke Purple Onion The Bad Popes The Party Place & Event Center (formerly Saluda Mtn. Jamboree) Blind Lemon Phillips Zenzera Eric Weiler & Friends

Larkin’s Grill Fred Whiskin Elmo’s Jam session at 3:30 p.m. Zenzera Open Mic

Wed. Feb. 29 Elmo’s Open Mic

Thur. March 1

Purple Onion Marshall Ballew and Wanda Lu

Sat. March 3

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

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. Party Place & Event Center - 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.

Feb. 23 - 25, 8:00 p.m. / Feb. 26, 3:00 p.m. Faculty/Staff/Student: $4 / General Admission: $6 / Group Rates are Available

For tickets, contact the Performing Arts Center Box Office (864) 503-5695 or Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.




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Serrano, Hudson win Polk Soil & Water Conservation District’s 2011/2012 poster contest Each year the Polk Soil & Water Conservation District sponsors a poster contest for students in fifth and sixth grade throughout Polk County. Students are given the theme for their poster as well as a classroom presentation related to the theme. This year the theme was entitled “Wetlands Are Wonderful.” This year’s winning students and teachers are as follows: Fifth-grade student – Stephanie Serrano Fifth-grade teacher – Andrea Walter, Polk Central School

Sixth-grade student – Morgan Hudson Sixth-grade teacher – John Ruth, Polk County Middle School Winning poster contestants from the county are awarded cash prizes and their posters are sent to the Area I contest, which includes entries from 16 counties throughout Western North Carolina. The teachers of the winning posters are also awarded cash prizes to be used for classroom needs. – article submitted by Sandra Reid

Top right: Polk Central Elementary student Stephanie Serrano, winner of the 2011-2012 Polk County Soil & Water Conservation District fifthgrade poster contest, with her teacher, Andrea Walter, and her principal, Dottie Kinlaw. (photo submitted by Sandra Reid) Bottom right: Polk County Middle School sixth-grader Morgan Hudson, winner of the 2011-2012 Polk County Soil & Water Conservation District Sixth-grade poster contest, with her teacher, John Ruth. (photo submitted by Sandra Reid)

Foothills Duplicate Bridge announces Thursday, Feb. 16 results The results of the Foothills Duplicate Bridge played Thursday, Feb. 16 were as follows:

ily Williams 2. Mary Ostheim - Pat Fiol 3. Roger Yike - Marilyn Yike

Morning restricted pairs: Section A North-South 1. Jack Williams - Archie Hardy 2. Chris Ter Kuile - Charlotte Lindsey 3. Kathe Burklow - Betsy Carr East-West 1. H. Ingram Willis Jr. - Mar-

Morning restricted pairs: Section B North-South 1. Mickey Brandstadter - Virginia Ambrose 2. Patricia Komorous - Kris Diggs 3. Joyce Atkins - Stephanie White 4. Richard Belthoff - Janet Cannon

East-West 1/2. Ronald Wingo - Charlie Stratford 1/2. Daniel Dworkin - Martha Frederick 3/4. Janice Dunn - Elaine Riley 3/4. Lois Merrill - Rosemary Witty Afternoon open pairs North-South 1. Linda Sherer - Charlotte Lindsey 2. Sally Jo Carter - James

Cobb 3. Leslie Tucker - Al Howard 4. Charles Cannon - Curtis Ross East-West 1. Chris Ter Kuile - Robbie Ter Kuile 2. Richard Caser - Karl Kachadoorian 3. Patrick Collins - John Memory 4. William Saunders - Doris Saunders – article submitted by Marily Williams

Oak Grove Baptist Church in Landrum to host gospel singing Feb. 26 Oak Grove Baptist Church of Landrum, located at 826 Oak Grove Road, will host a gospel singing Sunday, Feb.

26. The special service, which begins at 6 p.m., will feature the gospel group The Phillips

Family from Blacksburg, S.C. Pastor Lynn Stewart and the congregation invite you to attend.

For additional information, call 864-382-1075. – article submitted by Tamera Stewart



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Melton speaks on Ikebana at Tryon Garden Club

The Tryon Garden Club’s February meeting featured guest speaker Judith Melton, who spoke about Ikebana design. Melton is a first master of the Ohara School of Ikebana. She said she plans to teach an Ikebana class in the near future. (photo submitted by Anne Regan)


Anne Clark Hawley

Sarah Anne Clark Hawley, 87, died peacefully on Feb. 20, 2012. After her mother died in childbirth in 1928, Anne and sister Ruby were raised by the loving family of Esther Millikin. Anne’s baby sister, Helen, was raised by her cousin in Mississippi. Anne is a 1941 graduate of Tryon High School. She married Clifford B. Hawley Jr. of Philadelphia shortly after WWII and moved north with him. Anne and Cliff had two boys. While raising her children, Anne worked for McKuhn-Phalen Chevrolet in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Shortly after her husband, Cliff, died in 1968, Anne moved back closer to home, residing in Charlotte and working as a legal assistant for the law firm of Thigpen & Hines, which later became Moore & Van Allen. Anne spent almost 20 years with the firm before retiring in 1989 and moving back to Tryon, where she has spent the last 23 years. Anne was a fiercely inde-

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pendent woman. She loved Tryon and loved returning to Tryon for her retirement years. She enjoyed being active. She loved gardening and she was an excellent bridge player. At one time she was president of the Tryon Gardening Club. She also volunteered for St. Luke’s Hospital. Anne leaves behind two sons and spouses, Clifford and Cynthia Hawley of Morgantown, W.V., Steven and Rose Hawley and Rose’s son, Ramsey Dulin, of Charlotte. Anne is also survived by her grandchildren, Aaron Hawley of Morgantown, W.V. and Alice Hawley Berger and husband, Peter, of Cambridge, Mass. and by one great-grandchild, Zoe Berger, also of Cambridge, Mass. She is survived by her sister, Helen Kennedy of Hattiesburg, Miss. She is also survived by the Tryon family of Anne McCown and the late Vance McCown. Anne was preceded in death by her parents, George and Rubye Clark; her husband, Clifford Hawley; her sister, Ruby Heath, and her cousins, Dorothy Millikin and Vance McCown. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice are suggested.

‘Stars in My Crown’ showing at Renewal Point Church Feb. 26 At Renewal Point Church’s movie night on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m., the movie “Stars in My Crown” will be shown. In this movie, the pastor of a church in a rural Tennessee town helps its people confront problems. The title comes from

the song, “Will There Be Any Stars in My Crown?” The movie will be shown at Renewal Point Church across from the Columbus Fire Station. – article submitted by Karen Henderson

Meeting Place Feb. 8 bridge results The results of Wednesday afternoon bridge played at the Meeting Place on Wednesday, Feb. 8 were as follows:

First: Audrey Oliver Second: Jackie Wells Third: Joyce Shaw Fourth: John Miscenik – article submitted

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The story of the killing of Thomas Lindsey by Isaac Ballew In March 1893, Thomas Lindsey wagon, threatened to pull Ballew off approached the foot of Glassy his horse, then threw a rock after him Mountain with a fully loaded wagon. when he rode away. His 14-year-old son, Fleming, who Farther up the mountain, Ballew had brought an extra ox to help met them again, but this time had pull the heavy a gun on his wagon up the Twice-told s h o u l d e r s . mountain, met Tales of the Young Fleming him there. out of the Dark Corner got As they wagon to check started up the the harness on by Dean Campbell mountain, the lead ox as Isaac Ballew Ballew came overtook them on horseback. closer to the wagon, cussing at his “Have you killed any more of father. my hogs?” Thomas Lindsey asked, Lindsey jumped out of the wagon as Ballew passed. and told Ballew to go away. Ballew With an oath, Ballew assured him accused him of throwing the rock that he had not killed any of his hogs. before. Lindsey reached into the Lindsey jumped down from the front of the wagon, lifted out his

gun with his left hand and pulled it to the cocking position, since he was left-handed. Ballew fired at Lindsey and rode off down the road. Lindsey fell with a wound to the left arm and the shot penetrating his heart. He died immediately. Charles Lindsey, who lived about 200 yards away, heard the shot and came running. He and Fleming loaded the body on the wagon and carried it to his house. Ballew had just left Charles Lindsey’s house, where he had picked up a gun he had left there earlier in the day. He was on his way to meet his wife at Josh Lindsey’s house. Having told Charles of his earlier meeting with Thomas Lindsey

coming up the mountain, Charles warned him to stay clear of Thomas. Just as Ballew was crossing the road, he met Thomas Lindsey again. This time, Lindsey got out of the wagon very angrily and threatened to shoot Ballew three times. On the third threat he reached into the wagon for his gun. Ballew fired just as Lindsey pulled his gun into cocking position. Ballew didn’t wait to see if he had killed Lindsey as he rode off. He did, however, go to Greenville that night and surrendered himself the next morning. Shortly thereafter, a jury needed only a few minutes to return a verdict of not guilty by reason of self-defense.

WMU missions auction at Pea Ridge Baptist Church March 2 WMU ladies of Pea Ridge Baptist Church are preparing for their annual auction for missions to be held Friday, March 2.

Hotdogs and dessert begin at 6 p.m., with an auction to follow featuring new, used and handmade items.

Household, garage and personal stuff, as well as baked and canned goods will be auctioned. Pea Ridge Baptist is

located 3½ miles east of Mill Spring on Hwy. 108. – article submitted by Ann Carswell




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Lady Cardinals lose in third round of state playoffs by Joey Millwood

For the Landrum Cardinals, the season didn’t start off well. Part of it was a tough schedule; part of it was a young team trying to make its way. The Lady Cardinals showed flashes early on though, beating 4A Boiling Springs in the Bojangles Holiday Bash. After that win LHS Head Coach Deon Brice knew his team had it in them. He was right. A team that was picked to finish second in its region went on a dramatic run to close out the season, winning a region championship and then advancing to the third round of the state playoffs. That run ended too soon for Brice, however. The Lady Cardinals lost in the third round on Monday night, ending their magical season. Denmark-Olar’s fans came in droves. Some rode in church vans to see their Lady Vikings win on the road in the third round of the state playoffs 64-49. The Lady Vikings used a 14-2 run at the start of the third quarter to deflate the Lady Cardinals’ dreams of playing at the Bilo Center for the Upper State Championship. Landrum was going toe-to-toe with the Lady Viking speedsters up until that point. Despite DenmarkOlar’s five 3-pointers in the first half, Landrum was down just 2924 going into the half. Taylor Jenkins had sev-

en of her game-high 17 points to lead the Lady Cardinals. The Lady Vikings didn’t want to rely on the 3-pointers in the second half though. “Our goal for the second was getting in the paint,” Head Coach Ashley Patterson said. “Our ability to push the ball and rebound was our strength tonight.” By the end of the third quarter the Lady Vikings were up 45-31 and you could sense the anticipation for some of that Lady Cardinal magic that had become commonplace down the stretch of ball games late in the season. For a brief moment it looked like it might happen. Jenkins scored five straight points at the start of the fourth quarter, but that was the biggest spurt the Lady Cardinals had. The Lady Vikings pulled away. Je’Nayah Moore led the Lady Vikings with 16 points. Jasmine Daniels and Ta’Asia Wright were also in double-digits with 14 and 13 points respectively. “I knew this was going to be a tough game,” Brice said. “They never quit. I’m just proud of them and that’s the bottom line.” The Lady Cardinals were projected second in their region this year so they were slight underdogs as a No. 1 seed in the playoffs and that’s something Brice isn’t overlooking. “To be as young as they are and to peak right here at the end of the season says something,” he said.

Taylor Jenkins goes up for a shot. (photo by Joey Millwood)

Polk County High School runners place at state indoor track meet Polk County High School Indoor Track athletes competed in the NCHSAA I-IIIA Indoor Championships held at UNC Chapel Hill Feb. 11. Qualifying athletes met state competition standards.

The women’s 4x400-meter relay finished fifth overall in 4:12.47 (Rebecca Elliott, Casey McDowell, Autumn Miller and Mary Kate Christiansen). The same four ladies also competed in the 4x800-

meter relay finishing 10th in 10:47.16. Elliott represented Polk as the only female individual qualifier in the 500-meter dash. She ran 1:20.33 placing sixth. Polk had two individual

male qualifiers; Andy Conner ran the 500-meter placing eighth in 1:08.26, and Cary Littlejohn competed in the 300 meter placing sixth in 36.69. (Continued on page 17)

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Wolverines’ Carson, Hrobak named to All Tournament team Polk County High School holds high the names of two Wolverines named All Tournament this week. Sophomore No. 15 Anthony Carson and senior No. 32 Jamie Hrobak both grabbed the honor after hard-fought games in the tournament. (photo submitted)

• Indoor track (continued from page 16)

Conner, Littlejohn, Jacob Collins and Kyle Whitson competed in the men’s 4x400-meter

relay finishing 11th in 3:40.18. Rebecca Elliott so far is Polk’s only national competition qualifier. Elliott will run the open 400-meter in the New Balance

Indoor Nationals, at The Armory, New York, March 9 – 11. Several Polk athletes will attempt to qualify for nationals Sunday, Feb. 26 at the Last Chance Meet held at the new

JDL indoor facility in Winston Salem; Andy Conner in the 500 and the girls 4x400-meter relay. – article submitted by Jenny Wolfe



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Bridge Players Corner by Karl Kachadoorian

NORTH } KJ872 { A2 [ K15 ] Q32 WEST } 4 { 87654 [ 976 ] 7654


EAST } 103 { KJ109 [ Q832 ] 1098

} { [ ]

You are playing in 6 Spades and you get the unfriendly lead of the Heart 8. This lead looks like it puts you on an immediate guess as to who has the King. But before you play to the first trick, how about taking stock in your overall situation. Counting your winners,

you have 11 tricks off the top. Your 12th trick can come by guessing who has the Heart King or who has the Diamond Queen. So the question is do you guess now or guess later? The longer you play at this game, the more you learn that guessing is a losing proposition. Good declarers try to avoid guessing and instead look for better lines of play to either increase their chances for success or guarantee success,. Analyzing the opening lead, declarer should realize that it was very unlikely that West led away from the King. He would have to hold KJ108, KJ98 or K1098 to make it a 4th best lead, which would not make it an attractive to lead from. It could have been from something like K98, but that would also be an unlikely lead. With this information in hand, declarer played the Ace and as luck would have it, the King didn’t drop singleton. So now declarer had to figure out who has the Queen of Diamonds, or does he? Could it be possible that the defense could help

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him find the Queen? If you think about it, there is a foolproof plan that had always been available no matter what the opening lead had been. The Heart lead may have just taken declarer’s mind off realizing there had always been a guaranteed plan for success right before his eyes. After winning the opening lead, all declarer had to do was draw trumps and then play 3 rounds of Clubs to put him in the position to safely exit with the Queen of Hearts, end-playing the defense to either play the Diamond suit for him or give him a ruff and a slough. In essence, the declarer end-played the opponents into making the contract for him. Declarer’s success in this hand was guaranteed once he changed his thoughts from a question of which finesse to take to one of, why finesse at all? It’s amazing how asking yourself the right questions makes the answer easier and so much more rewarding.

Lodge. He served in and the Woodmen of len (Rudy) Waymon of Syracuse, the U.S. Army as Medic during the World. Mr. Gibbs was the N.Y., Kenneth Simmons of HousTexas, and Lovell Simmons WWII. husband of Omie Lee Laughter ton, Wednesday , February 22,wife, 2012 he is Tryon Daily Bulletin  /  The World ’s Smallest Daily Newspaper Ga.; (Andrea) of Lawrenceville, In addition to his Gibbs, who died in 1986. one sister, Frances Fox of Riversurvived by a son, Bill Horne Survivors include one daughof Green Creek; four daughters, ter, Patsy Gibbs Toney (Dean) dale, Ga.; three brothers, John IrJuanita Odel of Sunny View, of Rutherfordton, N.C.; son, vin Waymon of Antelope, Calif., Marilyn Horne and Regina Pate, Harold Gibbs of Rutherfordton, Carrol Waymon of San Diego, both of Green Creek. and Laura N.C.; one sister, Alvah Gibbs Calif., and Samuel Waymon of Saenger of Hickory, N.C.; four of Columbus; and a brother , Nyack, N.Y.; a host of grandchilsisters, Geneva Harrell of Bak- Herbert Gibbs of Mill Spring. dren, great-grandchildren, other ersville, N.C., Imogene Burns Also surviving are five grandchil- relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by of Inman, S.C., Janice Fagan of dren, Randy Toney (Kimberly), both parents, Mary Kate and John Green Creek and Linda Horne Marc Toney (LeeAnn), Lora of McAdenville, N.C.; 10 grand- Brock (Jeff), Jeffrey Gibbs (Col- D. Waymon; son, Van Waymon; children, Kim Odel, Kelly Brad- leen) and Elizabeth Gibbs and sisters, Lucile Waddell and Nina ley, Lee Bradley, Brandon Horne, six great-grandchildren, Mason Simone (Eunice) and brother, Ashley Horne, Rebecca Horne, Toney, Kevin Gibbs, Anthony Harold Waymon Sr. Joseph Pate, Jacob Pate, Miles Brock, Bryan Gibbs, Nick Gibbs Saenger and Will Saenger; and and Zane Gibbs. five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Must 7/19/11 The family will receive Sunday, July 16, in the McFarMore than 20 members of Go Girls, a running club for fourth and fifth grade girls at Polk Central Elementary, friends from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 Funeral Chapel, participated in a one mile run at theland Derby Dash in 2011. Tryon. (photo submitted by Jennifer Dennis) p.m. Friday, July 15 at Mill Creek Burial was in Polk MemoChurch of the Brethren Fellow- rial Gardens, Columbus, with ship Hall. Funeral services will military rites by the Polk County follow at 2 p.m. in the church Memorial Burial Squad. sanctuary,benefits conducted by Rev. wellMemorials as the top may malebe andmade female to be a limited number of tickets Event Steven Abe. Burial will be in the finisher age category. Hospiceinofeach Rutherford County, available on the day of the event, FHS, Polk Central church cemetery. The one-mile fun walk/run will so everyone is encouraged to plan P. O. Box 336, Forest City, N.C. Memorialsclub may be made in begin the 5K ahead and pre-purchase tickets. 28043 immediately or Hospice ofafter the Carolina running memory of Brandon Horne to start and will follow a path around In additional to the race and Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Dr, the“Come Leukemia Lymphoma private 33-acre lake. Strollers breakfast, the Foothills Humane Columbus, N.C. 28722. Run,and Walk, or Eat!” the Society, 4530forPark Rd, annual #240, andThe well-behaved family willdogs be aton theleashes home Society’s “on the road crew” will is the slogan second Charlotte, N.C. 28209. welcome on the walk. All be on hand with several dogs of his daughter, Patsy Gibbs Derby Dash 5K and Fun Walk, are Condolences may beMay left19. at members of Radar Go Girls, running that are available for adoption. Toney, 400 Rd.,a Rutherscheduled for Saturday, for N.C. fourth and fifth graders A DJ will provide entertainment fordton, Last year’s event attracted more club Petty Funeral Home& Cremaat Polk Central Elementary, will throughout the morning. An online guest register may than 200 participants and raised tory, Landrum. freewww.mcfarlandfuof charge and will The event, which is presented be signed at more than $1,000 to benefit the participate a certificate during the by Derbyshire, is open to Foothills Humane Society in Co- receive ceremony. McFarland Funeral Chapel, uals of all ages. To register, visit lumbus and Go Girls, a running awards A full breakfast will be served, call club at Polk Central Elementary Tryon. from 8:30-10:30 a.m. The meal Jennifer Dennis at 828-863-2660 in Mill Spring. The timed 5K race will begin at will be provided by Good Life or email info@DerbyDash5K. Must 7/18/11 8:30 a.m. at Derbyshire, a devel- Catering of Greenville, S.C., com. Registration fees include opment located at 400 Landrum and will include quiche, bacon, breakfast and a T-shirt. Must 7/14/11and will take sausage, biscuits with gravy or The Derby Dash 5K and Fun Road in Columbus, participants through the com- jelly, cheese grits, fruit salad and Walk team is also seeking volunteers to help with registration, munity and onto the surrounding beverages. 66 course assistance and Breakfast is included inObits the - page parking, equestrian trails, providing a challenging cross-country course. event’s registration fee, and ad- other duties on the day of the race. – article submitted Awards will be presented to the ditional breakfast tickets are by Jennifer Dennis top overall male and female, as available for purchase. There will

Second annual Derby Dash set for May 19

Chancellor’s, dean’s list at Appalachian State Univ. The following local students have been named to the chancellor’s or dean’s list at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C.: Chancellor’s list Christopher Isaac Abril and Elizabeth Sarah Shanahan, both of Columbus; Ryan Thomas Dekay and Georgia Ann Paul, both of Saluda.

Dean’s list Mitchel Lee Modlin of Columbus; Alicia Marie Lockhart and Lauren Brooke Whitmire, both of Mill Spring. To be included on the dean’s list, undergraduates must either be enrolled in 12-14 hours of academic credit and attain a minimum 3.45 grade point average or be enrolled

in 15 hours or more of academic credit and attain a minimum 3.25 grade point average. The chancellor’s list recognizes full-time undergraduates who attain a 3.85 grade point average or higher. Chancellor’s list students also earn dean’s list distinction. – article submitted by Appalachian State University



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