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Tryon Daily Bulletin

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Vol. 85 / No. 23

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Skyuka Fine Art shows off 10 Saluda artists by Robin Edgar

The power of this area to attract and sustain artists is clearly evident in “Showing Off Saluda,” an exhibit of works by 10 Saluda artists that opened Feb. 11 and runs through March 23 at Skyuka Fine Art in Tryon. Much of the work in the show depicts local scenes of historic Saluda and its bountiful natural beauty: forests, streams and mountains. “As we were fleshing out our exhibit schedule for the year, we realized that this show has been at the top of our list since we opened a year ago last January and its time was due,” said gallery director and co-owner Kimberly Nelson. According to Nelson, the diversity of (Continued on page 3)

‘“December Morning,” by Dale McEntire. (photo submitted by Robin Edgar)

Columbus Town Council will hold a budget retreat Saturday, March 3 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Some of the topics to be discussed include the wastewater treatment plant project, on-street parking on Ward Street and downtown economic development. The retreat will be held in council chambers at Columbus Town Hall, located at 95 Walker Street. Public invited.

Green River Watershed Alliance seeks partners from community by Samantha Hurst

Green River Watershed Alliance (GRWA) co-founders Sky Conard and Jamie Davidson met with a group of concerned citizens Thursday, Feb. 23 about efforts the organization is making to protect the Green River Watershed. “The GRWA believes there is a re-

naissance afoot of people valuing and paying attention to our earth’s most important natural asset – fresh water. Citizens here have a unique opportunity to stand and participate in this watershed initiative of protecting our

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

Today

PAC Hike will take place at Paris Mountain State Park Friday, March 2. Hikers will meet at the Gowensville Spinx at 8:30 a.m. to carpool for the 30-minute drive to the park. Four-mile moderate loop hike. Bring a lunch, water, snack and any needed medication. Dress appropriately. Will return no later than 2 p.m. 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

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p.m., 43 Depot St., Tryon. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Smoke-free. Narcotics Anon., Saluda Senior Center, Friday, 8 p.m.

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Saluda Center , Friday events: chair exercise, 10 a.m.; Trash Train, 10 a.m. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Friday activities include movie matinee, 10 a.m.; bingo, 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. PolkFresh Farmers Market, Fridays, Saluda, West Main parking lot, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., VISA/ EBT accepted. Visit polkcountyfarms.org for vendor list or sign-up. 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, Fridays, 8 p.m.

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Columbus Town Council will hold a budget retreat Saturday, March 3 in council chambers at Columbus Town Hall, located at 95 Walker Street. The retreat will be from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Public invited. Grassroots Art Project holds art classes to benefit Lennie’s Fund and the Humane Society, Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. – 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. Western Highlands Area Authority board of directors will meet Friday, March 2 at 9:30 a.m. at Western Highlands Network, located at 356 Biltmore Ave. in Asheville, N.C. 828-225-2785, ext 2108. House of Flags Museum, open Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,

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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. Tryon Painters & Sculptors, opening reception for the “Green Piece (dwindling the landfills)” show Saturday, March 3, 5-8 p.m.

Monday

Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Mondays, Harmon Field/Tryon, 7 a.m. - noon. Saluda Center, Tuesdays, chair exercise, 9:30 a.m.; bridge, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., with bridge discussion session at 12:45. 828-749-9245. For more activities, email saludacenter@ hotmail.com or visit www.saluda. com. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family Member Support Group meets in Columbus on the first Monday of the month, 10 a.m. - noon. For info and/or location, contact Lisa at 828-894-0104 or Annie at 864-457-7278. Polk County Recreation Dept. offers Zumba classes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday

at 10 a.m. in the Stearns Gym in Columbus. Call 828-817-3927 for more information. The Meeting Place Senior Center Monday activities include line dancing, 10 a.m., senior fitness, 11 a.m., bingo or bead class, 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. Christian Fellowship Luncheon, TJ’s Cafe, Tryon, Mondays except holidays, noon - 1 p.m.; food, fellowship and discussion of relevant issues; interdenominational.828-859-5051. Chess Club, Mondays, 12:30 p.m., recreation room, LaurelHurst Apartments, Columbus. Open to anyone in community. 894-3336. Saluda Center Monday activities include line dancing at 12:30 p.m. For more information visit www.Saluda.com. Polk Soil & Water Conservation District board will meet on Monday, March 5 at 3:30 p.m. in the Mill Spring Agricultural Center. The public is invited. Call 828-894-8550 for more information. 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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• Skyuka Fine Art (continued from page 1)

technique makes “Showing Off Saluda” an interesting show, from John Waddill’s expressive brush strokes to Bill Ryan’s bright watercolors to Michael Bedoian’s intense oversized photorealistic wildlife paintings. William Jameson successfully creates some of the magical colors you see in nature while Bonnie Bardos’ mixed media works of oils and wax convey her personal spirit through her color explorations. Marguerite Hankins uses deep, rich colors with her academic style and Jim Carson’s familiar local scenes come to life with his impressionistic bold brush strokes. Landscape lovers will appreciate Beverly Pickard and Anne Jameson’s rural farm and local subjects, as well as Dale McEntire’s pastel abstract landscapes. The opening reception was very well attended, in spite of the bitter cold weather, Nelson said. She said they could tell this was a much-anticipated show from the number of phone calls clarifying the show date opening and the hours of the opening reception.

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There was quite a buzz about town, with people commenting on how they were looking forward to the show, particularly Michael Bedoian’s late entry of “Eternity,” which was described as the bear that “stares into your soul.” “The gallery was packed from beginning to end,” Nelson said. “We truly had not seen that amount of people in our space since our grand opening. That certainly says something good about Saluda artists.” As a contemporary realism artist, Jameson said he found the relatively slow pace of life and general peacefulness of the area very conducive to painting. After visiting Saluda for many years, he and his artist wife, Anne, moved there 11 years ago. He said many of the Saluda artists moved to the area by choice. “Our city is so welcoming and supportive to working artists,” Jameson said. “And Saluda artists exhibit together on occasion and enjoy our mutual support and the success of the diversity in style and subject matter of (Continued on page 4)

“Eternity,” by Michael Bedoian. (photo submitted by Robin Edgar)


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our work.” Bardos, a painter and sculptor who has lived in Saluda for 18 years, said there is a tremendous amount of support and connection in the town, not only among artists, but in general. “It is a thrill and honor to show with such outstanding artists,” Bardos said. “We enjoy helping one an- “The Santian River,” by Bill Jameson. (photo other, and show- submitted by Robin Edgar) ing together whenever possible!” “With the amount of galleries Living in Saluda for 17 years, in downtown Tryon, we knew McEntire said the community right away that we would have not only supports its artists but to set ourselves apart, and be he also finds it to be a great sure to not step on any toes, as place for the subject matter for many of the other galleries in his work. town are owned by our friends,” “I see my work as a natural said Nelson. “We quickly honed evolution of the many inspira- in on what Rich does – original tions of fellow artists, as well fine art with a focus on tradias my own personal response tionalism and no reproductions.” to nature and our relationship Staying true to their vision, with it,” McEntire said. “The the couple focuses on offering diversity of the work and the one-of-a-kind pieces in a warm dedication of people to their and peaceful environment. They craft help make the exhibit at said they don’t want to pressure Skyuka interesting.” anyone to make a purchase and Skyuka Gallery has been they believe artwork is to be doing very well since it opened enjoyed and will speak for itself a little over a year ago, Nelson and move you to want to buy it. said. In their inaugural year “One should never regret a Nelson and her co-owner art- purchase of original artwork,” ist husband, Richard, hosted said Nelson. eight shows and a concert; a “Skyuka Fine Art is special fundraising silent auction; and because of the energy and crethree special events, including a ative imagination of Kim and lecture by local art historian and Rich Nelson and their desire to author Michael McCue. They make the gallery a successful also started and participated in force in the Polk County art five Tryon Gallery Trots and scene,” said Jameson. have scheduled six more for For more information about 2012. As their clientele grows, Skyuka Fine Art Gallery and they hope to bring in more na- “Showing Off Saluda” go to tionally known artists’ work to www.skyukafineart.com or call offer to their collectors. 828-817-3783.

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This photograph shows trash floating through a section of Lake Adger after a heavy rain event in September 2009. Green River Watershed Alliance said while pictures like this grab people’s attention because of the large items of trash, the increase of sediment in waterways is also just as damaging. The Green River Watershed Alliance hopes to educate the community about affects of erosion and sedimentation on our waterways and get community members involved in cleaning and keeping area water sources clean. (photo submitted by Mike Smith)

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valuable Green River and Lake Adger reservoir,” Conard said. “Your voice matters because these waters have none….” About 30 community members gathered in the Polk County Library community room to learn more about the organization and what its efforts would entail. GRWA’s mission statement reads: “The purpose of this citizen-led organization is to address the need to build a collaborative environmentally protective plan for our Green River Watershed. The Green River Watershed Alliance will promote clean water, responsible stewardship, and sustainability of this valuable natural resource. This alliance will work toward restoring and protecting the riparian buffer and stabilizing eroding streams, banks and shorelines for the purpose of improving water quality, reducing sedimentation pollution and enhancing the plant, animal and fish habitats.” A total of 87,470 acres makes up the Green River Watershed – 36,825 acres exist in Polk County, while Henderson has 50,645 acres. The state, Conard said, monitors only 190 miles of the 268 stream miles considered part of the watershed. Conard

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10 things you can do to prevent stormwater runoff pollution

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Though the thought of all of these items floating around in the river or lake catches the public attention, Conard said it’s the less noticeable problem of increasing sediment that poses the biggest threat to waterways. She said sedimentation caused by soil erosion is the single largest water pollutant; it smothers aquatic life, clogs fish gills, warms waters, reduces oxygen levels and destroys wildlife habitats. In February 2010 Conard and Davidson began communications with Polk County Soil and Water, the N.C. Department of Water Quality, Polk County and Altamont Environmental. “We’ve already begun to build the partnerships but now we need citizen participation,” Conard said. “Now it’s time to get this thing moving and get everyone engaged, and certainly the citizens are the most vital partnership we can make.” Citizens would be the ones pushing for fellow neighbors to work toward protection, prevention and restoration, Conard said. She said such an alliance could discuss the need for conservation easements and creating public greenways, establishing conservation land trusts, developing community workshops and environmental watershed topics and distributing watershed materials.

“The GRWA believes there is a renaissance afoot of people valuing and paying attention to our earth’s most important natural asset – fresh water. Citizens here have a unique opportunity to stand and participate in this watershed initiative of protecting our valuable Green River and Lake Adger reservoir.” -- Sky Conard

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Polk superior court results In Polk County Superior Court schedule IV controlled substance, held the week of Monday, Feb. receiving stolen goods/property 20, 2012 with Judge Sharon T. and possession of a firearm by a Barrett presiding, 102 cases were felon. Constance was sentenced heard. Some cases were contin- to 13 to 16 months at the N.C Department of Corrections with ued or dismissed. The following persons were credit for 75 days. Tyreke Hannon was convicted convicted of a crime (names are given as they appear in court of solicitation to commit felony insurance fraud. Hannon was records): Crystal Ballenger was con- sentenced to one year supervised probation, a victed of pos$50 fine and session with inCourt Results court costs. tent to sell and Ta y l o r deliver opium Hutcherson or heroin. Ballenger was sentenced to three was convicted of four counts of years supervised probation, a giving a malt beverage/unforti$100 fine, a $600 lab fee and fied wine to an under 21-year-old. Hutcherson was sentenced to 18 court costs. Jimmie Lynn Bowen was months supervised probation, convicted of felony probation 120 days in jail with 120-days violation. Bowen’s probation was credit, 25 hours of community service, a $250 fine and court terminated. Nicholas J. Cesario was con- costs. Matthew Martin was convictvicted of level 4 driving while impaired. Cesario was sentenced ed of sex offender use of social to 18 months unsupervised pro- website. Martin was sentenced to bation, 48 hours of community 30 months supervised probation, service, a $500 fine and court not to reside in a home where there is a computer or Internet for costs. Anthony Dion Constance was his use, a $50 fine and court costs. Amber Leigh Searcy was convicted of possession of drug paraphernalia, simple posses- convicted of a felony probation sion of a schedule VI controlled violation out of county. Searcy’s substance, simple possession of a probation was terminated.

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they do the assessment, if there are problems found, homeowners or business owners that work and live and play along the Green River can work to get grants that are currently already available.” One property owner in attendance at the meeting was concerned that GRWA members had not contacted him or neighbors that own property along the Green River about their plans. He said he and his neighbors work hard to take care of their property and are weary of the government coming in and telling them what to do or not to do. “We are definitely interested

in talking about the homeowners but we don’t know all the homeowners,” Davidson said. “It’s through the homeowners that are involved that we can get to know other homeowners who might have a stake in this issue.” Conard said in the end the more community input the GRWA has, the better. “We want people to understand that we are all trying to do the best thing for our waters,” Conard said. “If we are going to drink this water one day, which we likely are in the future, we should all want to protect the water now.” To learn more about the GRWA, email Grwa2011@ yahoo.com or call Conard at 704-299-1424.


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Polk district court results unsupervised probation for driving Feb. 22 session In Polk County District Court while license revoked. Reggie Van Higgins was conheld Wednesday, Feb. 22, with victed of possession of marijuana Judge T. Mack Brittain presiding, up to ½ ounce, possession of un116 cases were heard. Some cases sealed wine/liquor in passenger were continued, dismissed or sent area and driving while license to superior court. The following persons were revoked. Higgins was sentenced to convicted of a crime (names are 12 months unsupervised probation, given as they appear in court a $300 fine and court costs. Christopher J. Kalafut was conrecords): victed of speeding 74 mph in a 65 Soacth Calderon was convicted mph zone. Kalafut was fined $30 of speeding 91 mph in a 65 mph and court costs. zone. Calderon was sentenced to Susan Taylor Miller was con12 months unsupervised probation, victed of level 5 driving while a $91 fine and impaired. Miller court costs. was sentenced Court Results Debra Jean to 12 months Camp was conunsupervised victed of speedprobation, 24 hours of community ing 92 mph in a 65 mph zone. service, a $100 fine and court costs. Camp was sentenced to 12 months Chelsie Diane Ruff was conunsupervised probation, a $92 fine victed of operating a vehicle with and court costs. Margaret Austin Curtis was impaired equipment. Ruff was fined convicted of speeding 70 mph in a $40 and court costs. Marlon Shane Ruff was con65 mph zone. Curtis was fined $30 victed of resisting a public officer. and court costs. Ruff was sentenced to 10 days in jail Perry Edward Deese was conwith credit for time served. victed speeding 74 mph in a 65 mph zone. Deese was sentenced to a $30 Feb. 24 session fine and court costs. In Polk County District Court Jakob Paul Greenway was con- held Friday, Feb. 24, with Judge T. victed of operating a vehicle with Mack Brittain presiding, 59 cases impaired equipment. Greenway was were heard. Some cases were confined $40 and court costs. tinued, dismissed or sent to superior Heather Deloris Hart was con- court. victed of level 4 driving while The following persons were conimpaired and driving while license victed of a crime (names are given revoked. Hart was sentenced to 12 as they appear in court records): John Allen Albree II was conmonths unsupervised probation, 48 hours of community service, a victed of second-degree trespass. $200 fine and court costs for driv- Albree was sentenced to two days ing while impaired and 12 months in jail with credit for time served.

Saluda Center bridge results Feb. 27 The results of bridge played at Saluda Center on Monday, Feb. 27 were as follows: First: Veevee Blackshear and Frances Holcombe Second: Tally Wannamaker and Lesesne Smith Third: Mary Margaret Lejeune and Valerie Thompson Fourth: Linda Hall and

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IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION Before The Clerk COUNTY OF POLK IN THE MATTER OF JOSEPH CORDA 12 E 38 All persons, firms and corporations having claims againstJoseph Corda, deceased, are hereby notified to exhibit them to Vincent John Corda, Executor, of the estate of the decedent at 70 Ford Ridge Lane, Columbus, NC 28722, on or before the 29th day of May, 2012, or be barred from their recovery. Debtors of the decedent are asked to make immediate payment to the above named Executor. This the 29th day of Feb-

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to the undersigned Jesse L. Fowler on or before the 2nd day of June, 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 Tryon Daily B ulletin March 2, 9, 16, and 23, the undersigned Jesse L. Fowler, EXECUTOR. 2012 This is the 2nd day or March, 2012. CREDITOR NOTICE Jesse L. Fowler 12905 Rivers Bend Rd. LEGAL NOTICE Chester, VA 23836 EXECUTOR ore the EXECUTOR'S NOTICE Estate of Eva. S. Fowler

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Tryon’s Lanier Library announces recent acquisitions Biography “Elizabeth the Queen.” Smith, Sally Bedell DVDs “Bramwell,” Seasons 2, 3 and 4 “Dalziel and Pascoe,” Seasons 2, 3 and 4 “Hotel Babylon,” Season 3 “Mind to Kill,” Series 2 and 3 Fiction “Smut.” Bennett, Alan “Night Swimmer.” Bondurant, Matt “Whisperer.” Carrisi, Donato “Locked On. Clancy, Tom

“Taken.” Crais, Robert “Half-past Dawn.” Doetsch, Richard “Believing the Lie.” George, Elizabeth “ C o v e r t Wa rriors.” Griffin, W. E. B. “Need You Now.” Grippando, James “Learning to Swim.” Henry, Sara J. “Devil Is Waiting.” Higgins, Jack “Down the Darkest Road.” Hoag, Tami “Orphan Master ’s Son.”

Johnson, Adam “Raylan.” Leonard, Elmore “Hunter.” Lescroart, John T. “How It All Began.” Lively, Penelope “Dead Low Tide.” Lott, Bret “Leopard.” Nesbo, Jo “Odds.” O’Nan, Stewart “Invisible Ones.” Penney, Stef “Gideon’s Corpse.” Preston, Douglas “Scarecrow Returns.” Reilly, Matthew “Sleepwalker.” Robards,

Karen “Innocent.” Stevens, Taylor “All Necessary Force.” Taylor, Brad “Quality of Mercy.” Unsworth, Barry Mystery “Betrayal of Trust.” Hill, Susan “Confession.” Todd, Charles Non-Fiction “Equal to the Challenge.” Burke, Jackie C. “Survival of the Beautiful.” Rothenberg, David – article submitted by Lanier Library


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Habitat volunteer gains experience for grad school

Taylor Rose, 27, installs dry wall in Thermal Belt Habitat for Humanity’s 64th house, located in the Mill Spring area. Rose recently began volunteering with the Thermal Belt Habitat construction crew on Thursdays and Fridays. Rose plans to gain admission to graduate school to pursue a master’s degree in building construction to complement his bachelor’s degree in finance and transition into the commercial construction industry. He said he sees Habitat as an excellent opportunity to give back to the community while gaining relevant experience. (photo submitted by Bob Montgomery)

Tryon renovating building to make three office spaces New View, Brady/ Trakas expected to rent two offices by Leah Justice

The Town of Tryon is having the building adjacent to town hall renovated to accommodate possibly three businesses. Town officials said this week construction currently being done to create three office spaces in the building should be completed next week. The town has agreed to pay $15,400 for the renovations. New View Realty and Brady/ Trakas are expected to sign leases to occupy two of the spaces, although as of this week those leases had not yet been signed. Tryon Town Council held a closed session Feb. 21 to discuss rental fees for the building. Fol-

lowing closed session, council decided to give half the space to Brady/Trakas, a quarter of the space to New View and another quarter to Bravo, which at the time was requesting a space. No agreements have been pursued by Bravo since the town’s meeting. Council based rentals on $7 per square foot and agreed for Brady/Trakas to pay $500 per month, New View to pay $265 per month and the other space be rented for $275 per month for a total of $1,035 in rent. Utilities for the spaces will be billed separately. Council members said they wanted to be fair in leasing the space in an effort not to compete with other downtown businesses. “The worst thing we can do is compete with our own taxpayers with their money,” said councilman George Baker.


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Stearns gym structural repairs could begin next week Activities can continue during construction by Leah Justice

Structural repairs should begin next week to Polk County’s Stearns gymnasium in Columbus. Polk County Manager Ryan

Shuford focus of new book Carla Shuford, formerly of Tryon and the daughter of Bob Shuford, is the subject of “Still Hopping, Still Hoping,” an illustrated condensed biography written by Rita Berman, a freelance writer and editor. Shuford and Berman are both long-time residents of Chapel Hill, N.C., but they didn’t get to know each other until they co-moderated a storytelling class for Shared Learning of Chapel Hill. “I enjoyed Carla’s stories and decided to publish them as well as details of her life, career and volunteer service. She has received many awards and recognitions,” said Berman. Shuford, the daughter of Bob Shuford of Tryon, has been an amputee since the age of 15, when her left leg was amputated because of osteosarcoma. That has not deterred her from leading an active life of work at UNCChapel Hill and volunteer service for people and various organizations. Printed by VIP Printing of Chapel Hill, with wire binding and large pages, the book looks somewhat like a scrapbook, Berman said. It includes stories and poems, as well as photographs of Shuford’s life, interests and passions. – article submitted by Rita Berman

Whitson told the Polk County Board of Commissioners Feb. 20 that 30 pillars will be replaced underneath the structure at a cost of $13,500. Local contractor Myron Yoder has been hired to do the work. Whitson said this time of year is the best to make structural repairs, as current activities will not be

interrupted during construction. Whitson told commissioners that the contractor said as long as the bleachers are not full, activities can continue. The current pillars under the building were intended to be temporary, with no estimates of how many years ago they were installed.

The county also intends to install new flooring in the gym once the structural repairs have been completed. The structure and flooring are the last of improvements planned for the gym. Other recent repairs have been a new roof and gutters, new doors and windows and painting.


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Jacob Painter (50, left) signed with The University of North Carolina at Pembroke and Cary Littlejohn (11, right) signed with Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C. yesterday, March 1. (photo by Gwen Ring)

Polk High’s Littlejohn, Painter sign to play college ball by Samantha Hurst

Polk County High School Head Football Coach Bruce Ollis stood proudly behind players Jacob Painter and Cary Littlejohn as they signed letters of intent to play college football. Cary Littlejohn signed for a full ride to Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C. saying he was impressed with the school’s football program and campus. Littlejohn led the Wolverines in the 2011 football season with 215 carries, 1505 yards and 23 touchdowns. On defense Littlejohn grabbed 15 receptions on the year for 301 yards and three touchdowns. “He was definitely a go-to guy for us,” Ollis said. “He’s got college speed and I think that is what Catawba sees in him – the fact that he has the ability to break away from people.” When he first came to the team, Ollis said Littlejohn was a 5 flat or 4.9 guy on speed but he worked to get down to the 4.3 and 4.4 range. “He’s a hard worker and I think he will fit in very well at Catawba,”

Ollis said. Meanwhile, fellow Wolverine Jacob Painter signed to play ball at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke this fall. Painter led the team with 11 sacs on the year. He also grabbed 84 tackles making him second on the team, with 12 tackles resulting in a loss for the opposing team, and three pass deflections. Painter said he chose Pembroke because of the team’s record and football facilities. He said the family-oriented team also was a big deciding factor in his decision. Painter played most of the entire season with one arm after breaking a bone in his hand near the thumb joint. Ollis said it was one of those weird injuries that just wouldn’t heal, but Painter didn’t stop. “If Jacob can stay healthy he can be an impact player at Pembroke on the defensive line,” Ollis said. “If he’s able to put that behind him and play injury free he’ll play a lot of college ball.” (Continued on page 17)

Above: Cary Littlejohn. (photo by Daniel Hecht) Below: Jacob Painter. (photo by Daniel Hecht)


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Dotson, local junior drag racer, racing season starts this Saturday by Gwen Ring

Most average fourth graders reach an average max speed of 10 mph, that’s how fast their Huffy can take them to their buddy’s house to play the latest video game. Parker Dotson not only doubles that, he reaches a speed of 68 mph. Dotson is a 9-year old junior drag racer. Junior league is for kids ages 8 -17 and uses a five-horsepower, single-cylinder engine. You could say racing is in Dotson’s blood considering his dad, granddad and uncles all have taken to the need for speed. Dotson’s first time at a drag strip was when he was 3 months old. His mother, Amber, brought him, taking him all over to strips in North and South Carolina. Before jumping in the seat himself, Dotson always hung out,

helping his dad work on his car and learning how to “cut a good light.” He said two things his dad always tells him before he races is to concentrate and “make sure Mama’s not in front of me.” Dotson’s first race was in 2010 at the Greer Dragway in South Carolina, where he made it through to the semi-finals. His father, Travis, made track champion at the same strip last year. On Sept. 24, 2011 Dotson won first place at Greer and on Oct. 22, 2011 got runner up positioning in the finals. Racing season starts this Saturday, March 3, for Dotson at Greer Dragway. After the race you can find the Dotson family hanging out at Pete’s Diner in Greer, where they’ve been going after every race for 15 years. You could say it’s a family affair.

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Ollis said Painter has great feet for a big man and is powerful at the same time. “I like to say he’s got a little nasty in him – he’s a hard nose player in other words,” Ollis said. “You know the college game is a

little more physical, so I think he’ll fit right in.” Ollis said he’s excited to hopefully get the chance to watch many Polk County alums going face to face as many football players from the school will be playing in the same college conference next year. Gwen Ring contributed to this story.

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Foothills Gymnasts team wins gold in 2012 competition debut Tryon’s Foothills Gym- ner on vault with a 9.425. She nastics Academy traveled to placed fifth on bars (8.750) Greensboro, N.C. Feb. 10-12 and fifth on beam (8.750), to compete in the third annual and won the silver medal on Greensboro Invitational. Gym- the floor with a 8.975. Burke nasts from eight states, both is a 13-year-old eighth-grade boys and girls, competed in student at Polk County Middle this AAU/USAG event totaling School. She is the daughter of 1,700 gymnasts in levels 2-9, Julie Byrd of Tryon and Pat tumbling and trampoline. The Byrd of Landrum. Foothills Gymnastics team conFoothills’ Junior A Modified sisted of seven girls competing Optional gymnast Julianna Robat level 4 and Modified Optional bins placed fourth All-Around (level 6-7). with her combined score of This was the girls’ 2012 com- 34.850. Robbins won gold on petition season debut; they last the balance beam with a 9.200. competed in July 2011 at AAU She placed fourth on vault Nationals in Orlando, Fla. (8.950), sixth on bars (8.250) The Modified Optional team, and fifth on floor (8.450). Robwhich includes Colleen Burke, bins is the 11-year-old daughter Lily Nelson, Juof Arthur and lianna Robbins, Joy Robbins Sports Savannah Robof Columbus bins and Sydney and is a Tryon Waldman, brought home the Elementary fifth-grader. first-place team finish, winning Lily Nelson, also a Junior the gold. AAU’s modified op- A Modified Optional gymnast tional competition is between from Foothills, ranked eighth levels 6-7 and requires original All-Around (24.500). Nelson routines by each gymnast in all earned a fourth place finish four events. Each routine con- with her 8.800 on bars. She also tains certain required elements. placed sixth on beam (8.600) In the Modified Optional and eighth on floor (7.100). NelIndividual Junior A (age 9-13) son is the 12-year-old daughter competition, Sydney Waldman of Rich and Kim Nelson of Trywon the silver medal with her on and is a sixth-grade student second place All-Around com- at Thomas Jefferson Academy. bined scores (36.200). Having Competing in the Junior B a combined score of over 36.00 Modified Optional age division also earned Waldman her Elite for Foothills was 13-year-old gymnast status. Waldman won Savannah Robbins, who earned the gold medal on the uneven a fourth-place finish in the bars with a 9.250, the bronze All-Around with her combined medal on vault (9.025), the score of 34.100. Her 9.350 on silver medal on balance beam vault won Robbins a gold med(9.075) and the bronze medal al. She placed fourth on bars on floor (8.850). Waldman is 9 (8.400), sixth on beam (8.200) years old and a fourth grader at and sixth on floor (8.150). RobTryon Elementary. She is the bins is the daughter of Arthur daughter of Ethan and Renae and Joy Robbins of Columbus Waldman of Tryon. and is an eighth grader at Polk The Modified Optional Ju- County Middle School. nior A third-place All-Around In the Level 4 competiwinner, Colleen Burke, was tion, the Child B age division also from Foothills Gymnas- included two gymnasts from tics. Burke scored a combined Foothills, Rollins Carter and 35.900 to win the bronze medal. Burke was the gold medal win(Continued on page 19)


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Ragan Ashmore. Carter won the All-Around silver medal with her 35.800 combined score. She earned a fourth-place finish on vault (9.225), won the bronze medal on bars (8.925), won the silver medal on beam (8.900) and won the bronze medal on floor (8.750). She is the 9-year old daughter of Robert and Margot Carter of Tryon and is a third grader at Tryon Elementary School. Also competing for Foothills in the Level 4, Child B division was Ragan Ashmore. In the All-Around ranking, Ashmore placed eighth with a 34.200. She won the gold medal on vault with her 9.500 score. She also earned 10th-place finishes on both bars (8.000) and beam (8.075) and ranked sixth on floor with an 8.625. Ashmore is a fourth grader at O.P. Earle Elementary and the daughter of Warren Ashmore of Landrum

Foothills Gymnastics’ Modified Optional team members Lily Nelson (left), Colleen Burke, Julianna Robbins, Sydney Waldman and Savannah Robbins. The team won the gold medal in the Modified Optional competition. (photo submitted by Renae Waldman)

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A gathering of ‘Slow Polks’ On Sunday, Feb. 12, 54 members and potential members of the newly formed Slow Food Foothills movement met at the new Manna Cabanna production kitchen in Tryon (the former Brother Bill’s Barbeque, just above Open Road Coffee House). This was the third meeting of the local Slow Food Foothills, a subchapter of Slow Food Asheville. The gathering included local growers and business people, as well as dancers, artists, children and others. In addition, the Saluda Methodist Church attended with a group interested in incorporating clean and fair food concepts into their studies on spirituality. The new Slow Food Foothills officers were introduced and three committees were formed: Slow Food in School, Slow Food Stewardship and Slow Food Community Outreach. The meeting took place at the production kitchen, which Jackson explains is a “shared-use� kitchen venture led by Manna Cabanna. “Many people in the community have occasional business and personal reasons to need a commercial kitchen, so we are trying to make that happen for a very low rental fee,� Jackson said. “There is also a section that can be

used for dining in, private events, workshops, retreats and classes, which would include a separate rental fee.� Organizers say the concept of “Slow Food� is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. “It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world who link the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment – food that is good for its eaters, for the planet and for the people that grow it,� they say. Slow Food Foothills kicked off with founding members Lee and April Mink of LEAP Farm, on Oct. 23 in Mill Spring, where approximately 125 folks converged to celebrate the summer bounty of homegrown food. Carol Lynn Jackson, owner of Manna Cabanna, a local organic food market and CSA in Saluda, initiated the creation of Slow Food Foothills. The president elect is Mindy Wiener, owner and operator of White Oak Vineyard in Green Creek. For more information on the progress of Slow Food Foothills, contact Jackson at caroljackson@ tds.net or Mindy Wiener at mindywiener@gmail.com. – article submitted by Jo Rytter


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Healthy tips for making progress in your weight loss program Today, let’s have some fun and explore some tips to help you lose body fat, and stay healthy. Tip 1) Eat more fruits and vegetables everyday. This one trick alone helps you lose more weight. Tip 2) Spend the extra money, and buy your fruits and veggies already cut up. You’re more likely to eat them if you don’t have to prepare them. Tip 3) Remember, vegetable soup, also counts as a vegetable. Tip 4) If you’re at a party, don’t stand next to the food. You’ll eat less…no, really. Tip 5) If you’re going shopping, walk around the mall three times before you begin. Tip 6) People aren’t born with a sweet tooth, they create it. Try going two weeks without sweets. You’ll be amazed how your cravings vanish. Tip 7) Cut out sweet drinks like cola, tea, lemonade, etc. This one little change will help you

lose body fat. In fact, you could plant cells, which give you more lose up to 25 pounds a year. of the plant’s nutrients. Also, it Tip 8) Going to a buffet? takes about 20 minutes to fill full, Don’t get a little of everything. after dining, so chewing longer, That adds lots of calories. Choose keeps you from overeating. just three or four things, only one Tip 11) Don’t ban certain of which, is high in calories. foods or food groups. That will Also, at buffets, use a salad plate only make you crave them more. instead of a dinner plate. You’ll Instead cut back on portions, tend to eat less. and don’t eat them as often. Tip 9) Like raw spinach? After a while you’ll see that Buy prebagged your cravings baby spinach, aren’t nearly as Diet & Exercise and use it evby David Crocker strong. erywhere. It’s Tip 12) Eat great on sandlots of greens. wiches instead of lettuce, great We all know how healthy red in soups, and makes great salads. and yellow vegetables are, but, Tip 10) Chew your food even don’t forget green vegetables more than the think you should, like kale, dark green lettuce, especially fruits and vegetables. broccoli, mustard greens, spinFruits and vegetables have cell ach, asparagus, collard greens, walls. These walls are made up Swiss chard, turnip greens and of something called cellulose. cabbage. They’re loaded with Cellulose is microscopically like calcium, magnesium, zinc, potaslittle bits of wood, and we can’t sium, and vitamins A,C,E, and digest it well. By chewing longer, K. Greens are low in calories you break open more of these and high in fiber. Also, dark

greens like asparagus, Swiss chard, spinach, kale, mustard and collard greens contain folate(or folic acid), which some studies suggest lower breast, lung and skin cancer risks. Use these tips to stay healthy, have lots of energy, and make real progress in your weight loss program. Diet or exercise question? Email me at dwcrocker77@ gmail.com. Or visit fitness4yourlife.org. David Crocker of Landrum has been a nutritionist and personal trainer for 26 years. He served as strength director of the Spartanburg Y.M.C.A., head strength coach for the S.C. state champion girls gymnastic team, USC-Spartanburg baseball team, Converse college equestrian team, lead trainer to L.H. Fields modeling agency, and taught four semesters at USC-Union. David was also a regular guest of the Pam Stone radio show.


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Matt Troyer and Gary Mullet (above) of Landrum gave a class in the lifelong learning program at Blue Ridge Community College on Monday, Feb. 20. Troyer and Mullet, who were both raised in Amish homes in Holmes County, Ohio, talked about their personal backgrounds and then showed a 45-minute video about the Amish tradition. The audience (below) had the opportunity to ask questions after the video. Troyer operates a retail store that sells furniture handmade by the Amish, and Mullet owns a painting business. (photo submitted by Joan Kershner)

Carolina Keglers bowling results, Feb. 22 Here are the results of the Carolina Keglers bowling on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Women’s high game: Dorothy Von Glahn - 179 Gerri Reitz - 163 Women’s high series: Gerri Reitz - 479 Karen Andersson - 460 Men’s high game:

Mike Davidson - 192 Jack Knirk - 177 Men’s high series: Mike Davidson - 551 Jack Knirk - 465 Most pins over average: Dorothy Von Glahn +47 Mike McEntee +43 (Continued on page 27)


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Polk Middle students learn about careers

Eighth graders learned about a variety of careers and colleges at Polk County Middle School’s annual Career Day. Volunteers from local businesses shared their expertise with the students. Above, Jacob Gillis and Andrew Holbert (back seat) and Cory Skipper (front seat) with Stott’s Ford mechanic Reggie Brown get to experience the new Ford Edge from Stott’s Ford while they learn about a career as an auto mechanic. Drenda Brennan talks about the importance of the non-profits like Steps to Hope. Below, Kelsey Reedy, Savannah Hawkins and Grace Marshall learn about jobs associated with local non-profit organizations. (photos submitted by Langlee Garrett)


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Bringing them back from the brink I don’t remember all my special nickname bulldog. With all that I cases, perhaps that’s God’s way of had going on personally it didn’t clearing my head so that I can pay take much for me to well up with attention to the task at hand. I’ve tears along with Lani. also ceased watching certain animal Kimana was four months old shows on TV. I can no longer deal and it was a miracle how this pitiful TRYONBAPTIST page 31 with- the frustratlittle girl clung to ing emotions that life. She was covHumane Society race through me. ered with fleas, Special Cases Yet when I come she had Demodex Leonard Rizzo across a new mange and was case that stirs me loaded with hook, through my bones, many of them whip and round worms. The poor flash before me. thing was literally being eaten alive Gizmo, tossed from a vehicle, by parasites. Kimana was placed in all bruised with a broken hip. a special quarantine room and was Pippi and Hannah, so emaci- treated with food, medicine, love ated you wonder how they could and prayers. I checked on Kimana survive. each day and asked Lani how she Rockie, who had a plastic Pepsi was doing. “Coming along Lenholder embedded in his neck and nie,� she would answer, “her fur is shoulder. growing back too and it looks like Phillip, found in a bag with his she’s going to make it.� decomposing siblings. Two days ago Lani called me All these and many more sped over, “Come look at this, Lennie,� through my mind when I first met she said. She entered the room with Kimana. Kimana and the little girl began This tale is in appreciation to all dancing with joy, behaving like a those who deal with the medical normal puppy. I tearfully watched problems at Foothills Humane So- as she began playing with a pull ciety and especially my dear friend toy. I prayed Kimana would soon Lani (bulldog). be in a loving home. Through her “Come look what Cowboy revival, she has received the best brought in,� Lani said to me with food, medical care and comfort we tears visibly flowing down her could offer. I don’t know how else cheeks. Lani was holding the puppy to explain this, but I believe it deep close to her chest, literally trying to within my all heart. All the care in make her well with sheer love. It is the world wouldn’t have mattered a a difficult task both physically and bit if it wasn’t for one thing. It began emotionally dealing with these sick, with that initial tearful hug from lost and confused animals daily. Lani. Kimana was infused with the Lani will not accept any nonsense best medicine of all, she was loved. while dealing with them, hence her Thanks for listening.


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for seven years. She also was a member and past president of the Tryon Garden Club. Bette was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kevin, in 2007 and son, Theodore Mathew (Teddy) Dunne in 1969. She is survived by two sons, two granddaughters and four great grandchildren; her eldest son, John Kevin Dunne Jr., and wife, Jane, of Dallas, Texas and their daughters, Janie, and husband Paul Cooke of Dallas, Texas, and their sons, Paul III and John; and Caroline and husband Robert Schupbach of San Antonio, Texas, and their children, Margaret and James; and Bette’s youngest son, Christopher Crawford Dunne of Athens, Greece.

in Tryon, with interment following at 1 p.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Spartanburg, S.C. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, N.C. 28722. Bette’s family would like to thank the staff at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, LaurelWoods and White Oak Manor for their care and friendship and express their love and gratitude to her faithful friend and helper, Diane Nelson. An online guest register can be signed at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.

daughter and grandson. Patty’s children and grandchildren love her dearly and will miss her wonderful spirit, lively sense of humor and unique originality. While living in Tryon, Patti was active in several choirs, singing with Renslow at ICC Community College and in the Community Choir and at the Biltmore. She also sang in the choir at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Tryon and served as president of the ladies guild for one year. Patty is predeceased by her husband, Renslow, her parents, her two sisters and one of her daughters. She is survived by two sons and two daughters, 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, with another due in July. There was a memorial service held on her farm, beginning with bagpipes and

a dancing procession all around the property and ending with a singing of “Amazing Grace,� by all present while the bagpiper played and stood facing the meadow. Instead of flowers, the family asks for stories, poems, pictures, dances and other works of art or appreciations of her life via email, at the following addresses: dtucker143@gmail.com, meganoberle@ yahoo.com, austinsherer@yahoo. com or rsherer@uchicago.edu. Such items can also be posted on the pages of Facebook friends Diane Tucker, Megan Oberle, Michael Sherer, Austin Sherer, Deb Sherer or Jason Reed. They can also be mailed to Diane Tucker, 143 S. Ridgecrest St., Rutherfordton, N.C. 28139 or Renslow Sherer, 1124 Maple Ave., Evanston, III. 60202.

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Ann Elizabeth (Bette) O’Brien Dunne, age 93, died in Tryon on March 1, 2012, of natural causes. Born June 20, 1918 in New York City to Theodore Christopher and Madeleine Priscilla Crawford O’Brien, she graduated from Manhattanville College in Purchase, N.Y. On June 28, 1941, she married John Kevin Dunne. Bette and Kevin lived in Hartford, Connecticut, Spartanburg, South Carolina and Campobello, S.C. until retiring to Tryon. Bette was a member of Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church

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Patricia Austin Sherer died peacefully in her home in Tryon in the company of her family on Dec. 15, 2011. She was 91. Patty was born on Dec. 4, 1920. Her parents were Edwin and Marion Austin of Glencoe, Ill. Patty was a proud descendant of the Keith and Austin clans of Scotland. She was exuberant, and in motion all of her life, a dancer, choreographer and teacher. Patty married Renslow Sherer in 1939 and they were married happily for 63 years, having five children. Patty and Rens strongly supported independence, artistic development and family. They moved to Tryon in 1982 with their

Polk Democrats to hold annual precinct meetings Polk County Democratic Party • Coopers Gap 5: Sunny View Chair Ken Brady has announced Elementary that annual precinct meetings • White Oak 6: Mill Spring have been scheduled for Tuesday, Fire Dept. clearwtr - page 6 March 6 at 7 p.m. The locations • Columbus 7 and 8: Demofor each precinct meeting are as cratic headquarters, Columbus follows: • Green Creek 9: Green Creek • Tryon 1-2-3: Harmon Field Fire Dept. log cabin All Democrats are encouraged • Saluda 4: Saluda Library to attend, especially if they are upstairs interested in becoming a delegate

or volunteer for the Democratic National Convention to be held this September in Charlotte. At the precinct meetings, delegates will be selected for the county convention, which will be held on April 14. Local candidates will be introduced and other precinct business will be conducted. – article submitted by Margaret Johnson


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PCHS band director wins Award of Excellence Cindy L. Gilbert, the director of bands at Polk County High School, won the N.C. Bandmaster Association Award of Excellence for 2011 for the western district. Gilbert is in her 15th year at Polk County Schools and her eighth year as the high school band director. She is a graduate of Boiling Springs High School in Spartanburg, S.C. and a 1987 graduate of Limestone College in Gaffney, S.C. While attending Limestone College (1983-1987) as a music education major, Gilbert performed with the Limestone College Wind Ensemble, percussion ensemble, jazz band, concert choir, madrigal singers and vocal ensemble. She traveled on weekends and summers to Florida to rehearse and perform with the Suncoast Sound Drum & Bugle Corps for two years. She also performed as a percussionist with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra in the same two years. Continuing with her music education at Valdosta State University, Gilbert performed with the Valdosta Wind Ensemble, percussion ensemble and the Valdosta Concert Choir. She was assistant director for the Valdosta State Wind Ensemble, percussion ensemble, and the marching band until her graduation in 1989 with a master’s of music education.

Gilbert started her teaching career in South Georgia, teaching band grades 6-12 for two years. She moved to South Carolina in 1991, where she taught general music for four years. In 1996, she started teaching middle school band in Polk County Middle Schools and assisted the high school band director, Gene Vanderford. After teaching middle school band and academically gifted for seven years, she accepted the job as director of bands at Polk County High School in 2004. The Polk County High School marching and concert bands have received consecutive superior ratings, and the Polk County High School Percussion Ensemble was invited to perform at the N.C. Music Educators Conference in 2009. The Polk County Cadets marching band has won grand championships in every year that Gilbert has been a director. The group has traveled widely and performed in front of the Capitol Rotunda.

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In 2008, Gilbert, band members and the Polk County community raised more than $300,000 for the band to journey to China as part of the festival leading up to the Beijing Olympics. Gilbert has one daughter, Amber, and a grandson, John Thomas. - source: N.C. Music Educator, winter 2012

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Pacolet Valley birding field trip program March 7 Wild Birds Unlimited will open its spring birding field trip program in Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina with an outing in Pacolet Valley near Tryon and Landrum. Here the Pacolet River runs through woodland and agricultural fields in rolling fields, scattered woodlots and riverine brush and this habitat holds good numbers of both resident and wintering species and the open country habitat dictates the varied bird population of the area. Participants will be looking for several sparrows, such as whitecrowned, Lincoln’s, swamp and vesper. A pair of loggerhead shrikes is resident in the farmlands, and a good number of raptors, including American kestrel, red-tailed and red-shouldered hawks and northern harrier, are also likely sightings. Visit www.birdventures.com for directions and more information or call 828-253-4247. - article submitted by Simon Thompson

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‘In My Life’: Appreciating each other a little bit more ...There are places I remember 
All my life though some have changed 
Some forever not for better 
Some have gone and some remain 
All these places have their moments 
With lovers and friends I still can recall 
Some are dead and some are living 
In my life I’ve loved them all... ~ lyrics from: In My Life: The Beatles On an overcast silver-gray morning with sprinkles of rain, snippets of this Beatles song resonate through my mind: there are places I remember....and I find myself thinking of the young man who was recently murdered here. Only 23, that young man ate at my table many times while he was growing up; he had a soft spot for my biscuits. I have to smile when I remember he and his younger brother didn’t appreciate the steamed asparagus so much; the vegetables weren’t as big as a hit as those biscuits. You see, those years ago, he’d lost his mother— and it

just seemed to me that sometimes children some day far down the love manifests in different ways, road. We’re the people in a small biscuits included. Without fail, close-knit town; where the princiyou’d better believe I made sure pal at the school knows our kids, there were always hot biscuits just the shop owners know them, we for him. know them. We watch them grow When you watch someone grow up. I’ve always said part of the up, they’re special charm of small in your heart, no town life includes Saluda matter where they knowing the kids, News & dogs, cars and may go, what they may do. They’re a Notations what your neighpart of the tapesbors are having by Bonnie Bardos try of life, and as a for dinner before mother of a young they know. man the very same age, such a loss It seems like there have been too takes a toll on the heart. Young many losses in the last few months men are supposed to live a long, in this town. Yet, we gather togethhappy life; we want them to make er, appreciate each other a little bit it past those oft-turbulent young more, and understand that life goes man years, to get grounded, to on. There are still hugs to be had find their way—we’re rooting for on Main Street, and those we love them, sometimes fussing at them; will come and go in our lives. There wanting them to take the wheel, to are places to be remembered. And succeed. We’re looking forward today, I’m remembering a young to watching them have children man, who was a recent young father on their own, to have a chance to that won’t see his baby grow up. A grow into their own, to have grand- young man that I had great hopes

for, and just hugged recently. He never failed to give those hugs— and I think he always remembered those biscuits. I will keep that hug in my memory, along with the quiet smile and sparkle in his eyes, and go out on this gray day to find sunlight in daffodils. Just for him. Garden notes: Be sure to sign up for your very own garden plot at Robinson Community Gardens at Henderson Street, and grow veggies and other goodies to enjoy all summer long. You’ll need to attend required garden meetings on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 6:30 p.m. or Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 6:30 p.m. at the Saluda Library. The March 13 meeting will be followed by an optional covered dish supper. For more information, email Carolyn Ashburn at carolyn@skyrunner.net or call Marilyn Prudhomme at 828749-9172. Sponsored by Saluda Community Land Trust. Saluda Elementary School (Continued on page 31)


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White Cane program presented at Columbus Lions meeting Program helps visually impaired in multiple ways Will Hicks, 2nd Vice District Governor and White Cane Chairman of District 31A, recently presented a program about North Carolina Lions White Cane program to the Columbus Lions. Hicks said the White Cane program touches the lives of thousands of individuals across the state. White canes have been provided to North Carolina’s visually impaired since the 1940s and also funds provide many other services as well.

White Cane supports Camp Dogwood in Sherrills Ford, N.C., on Lake Norman. The camp hosts visually impaired campers, providing them with the summer fun of boating, hiking, and other activities. In addition, White Cane supports local Lions Clubs with matching the funds for the purchase of eyeglasses, eye exams and eye surgery for needy citizens of North Carolina, and it supports a Vision Van, which the Columbus club brings to Polk County every other year. The program also provides scholarships to children of visually impaired parents and also funds athletic programs at the

Governor Morehead School for the Blind in Raleigh, N.C. An annual fishing tournament at the Outer Banks , supported by White Cane grants, is the largest single event held for the visually impaired in the United States. The Columbus Lions meet on the first and third Thursday evenings at Calvert’s Restaurant in Columbus. They encourage anyone interested in community service to visit with them. For information, call Fran Goodwin at 828-894-2505. - article submitted by Helen Trevathan

Lions Second Vice District Governor Will Hicks speaks to Columbus Lions about the White Cane program. (photo submitted by Helen Trevathan)

Zeek named to Second Wind Hall of Fame Elizabeth “Betsy” Zeek became the newest member of the Second Wind Hall of Fame (SWHF) recently, when she was sponsored for induction by the Tryon Estates Retirement Life Community. Zeek moved to the Thermal Belt area more than five years ago and immediately became a very active volunteer in service organizations. In Tryon Estates, she was a member of the resident services committee and the spiritual life committee, teaches Bible study and assists the chaplain with services. For Tryon Presbyterian Church, Zeek is a frequent liturgist, a Sunday school teacher, writer for the newsletter and rings in the bell choir. For Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, Zeek visits with the bereaved, is the historian and is a support group participant. Zeek graduated from Montclair State College in New Jersey in 1961, with a bachelor of arts degree in social studies, education and math, which led to a career of teaching remedial math. Zeek and her late husband,

Bill, had two children, Elaine and Becki. Elaine and her husband, Richard, live in Burlington, N.J. Becki and her husband, Lou, live in Fredon, N.J., with their children, Cassi and Braeden. When not otherwise involved, Zeek enjoys crosswords, needlecrafts and gospel music. Her sponsors said she is a splendid example of a dedicated community servant and a lady of strong, steady faith in her Lord and Savior. The Second Wind Hall of Fame is a Thermal Belt organization whose mission is to recognize and celebrate dedicated community volunteers who, in retirement, have caught a “second wind“ of service to mankind. To call attention to another deserving candidate you know, call one of the directors of SWHF: Larry Poe, Wayne Ackerman, Carol Browning, Dave Cornelius, Carolyn Jones, Lynn Montgomery, Ron Smith, Judy Warden or Jack Wright. – article submitted by Larry Poe


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How to save money on prescription drug costs Dear Savvy Senior What tips can you recommend to help me save on my drug costs? I’m 62 years old, and currently take six different prescription medications that I can barely afford. ~Poorly Insured Dear Poorly, There are actually a variety of ways you can reduce your medication costs without cutting quality, but you’ll need to take a proactive approach. The following tips can also help seniors with a Medicare prescription drug plan avoid the “donut hole” coverage gap, or reduce their costs once they reach it. Here are some cost-cutting strategies to try. Check your insurance: If you have drug coverage, your first step is to find out what your plan does and doesn’t cover. You can do this by visiting the insurer’s website or by calling their 800 number on the back of your insurance card. Once you have this information, share it with your doctor so (if possible) he or she can prescribe medications that are best covered by your plan. You also need to find out if your insurer has a mail-order service. This would help you to purchase your medications for 20 to 40 percent less. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist: Find out if the medications you’re taking are available in a generic form or a less expensive brand-name drug (you can also look this up online at sites like destinationrx.com). About 75 percent of all premiums drugs on

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news: PTSO is selling value cards as a fundraiser: and the cards support local businesses. PTSO funds are used to provide each student at Saluda Elementary School with 5 free books each year. The PTSO also sponsors an annual Read-AThon and other student-related activities, such as clogging and the 5th grade trip to Charleston, SC. You can purchase your value

the market today have a lower-cost alternative. Switching could save you between 20 and 90 percent. Many chains like Wal-Mart, Target, Costco, Kmart, CVS, Walgreens and Kroger sell hundreds of generics for as little as $4 for a 30-day supply and $10 for a 90day supply. Another cost cutter is to buy your medications in bulk. Many pharmacies give discounts if you buy a three-month supply of drugs versus a 30-day supply. Also, find out if the pills you’re taking can be cut in half. Pill splitting allows you to get two months worth of medicine for the price of one. Shop around: Drug prices can vary from drugstore to drugstore, so it’s definitely worth your time to compare prices at the different pharmacies in your area. Using U.S.-based online pharmacies are another way to save 25 percent or more. Drugstore.com and familymeds.com are two good sites that provide solid savings, but there are dozens to choose from. If you opt for an online pharmacy, be sure you purchase from ones that have the “VIPPS” seal of approval (see vipps.info) from the National Association of Board of Pharmacy. Seniors enrolled in a Medicare prescription drug plan also need to make sure the online pharmacy they’re buying from is included in their network. Otherwise, the purchase may not count toward their deductible. Get a discount card: Many

pharmacies have free or low-cost discount card programs that will let you buy generics for $4 or qualify for steeper discounts on other drugs. Other drug card programs worth a look are: togetherrxaccess.com, rxsavingsplus.com, yourrxcard.com, rxfreecard.com, pscard.com and familywize.com. Search for drug assistance programs: If your income is limited, you can probably get help through drug assistance programs offered through pharmaceutical companies, government agencies and charitable organizations. To find these types of programs use benefitscheckup.org, a comprehensive website that lets you easily locate the programs you’re eligible for, and will show you how to apply. Buy from Canada: This option offers savings between 50 and 80 percent on brand-name drugs, but it’s important to understand that it’s illegal to import drugs from Canada. The FDA, however, does not prosecute anyone who imports prescription drugs for personal use. If you’re interested in this option, see pharmacychecker. com, an independent resource that finds the lowest prices from licensed and reputable Canadian pharmacies. (Note: This is not a good option for Medicare Part D beneficiaries because it will not count toward their deductible.) Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy

card at the school office, city hall or Green River BBQ. On March 27, the Principals and coordinators from A+ Schools in the western portion of North Carolina will attend an A+ Retreat at our school. Happy March Birthday to: Faye Chandler, Genell Jespersen, Charlene Pace, Valerie Mintz, Sheldon Mintz, Curtis Pace, Anita Odgen Moore, Lloyd Thompson, Charles Weinhagen, Ron Poole, Kevin Kerr, Catherine Ross and Jane Fox. Please add your birthday

to the list! As ever, thank you, dear readers in Bulletin land for reading this column! I enjoy greatly hearing from you; your comments are deeply appreciated. The goal is to make you feel like you’re enjoying a front porch visit with me. Keep in mind if you have something of note, feel free to e-mail me at bbardos@gmail.com; or call me at 749-1153. You may also visit my website at bonniebardos.com

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