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Tryon Daily Bulletin

The World’s Smallest Daily Newspaper

Vol. 85 / No. 53

Tryon, N.C. 28782

Friday, April 13, 2012

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Crews to begin filming of ‘Distraction’ in Landrum City leaders, businesses throw support behind production by Samantha Hurst

Production in Landrum for the pilot sci-fi series “Distraction” kicks off this Sunday, April 15 and runs through next week. Crews hope to wrap their last shot April 22. “The greatest support we have gotten has been from the City of Landrum,” said producer Matt Stevenson. “The City of Landrum has been phenomenal – the mayor, the chief of police. When you come into someone’s city and they welcome you with open arms and offer you anything they have or anything they can do (Continued on page 4)

“Distraction” writer and director Jeff Prince (right, reading from papers) introduces cast and crew members at the “Distraction” cast and crew party held Saturday, March 31 at the Yellow House in Landrum. Landrum restaurants provided donated hors d’oeuvres for the event. (photo submitted)

This weekend you have an opportunity to get some free information about your health. On Sunday, a Community Health Fair will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at the Tryon Seventh-day Adventist Church Morgan Center at 2820 Lynn Road. The event offers free health checks, information about some local medical facilities and free food.

Columbus police arrest fugitive wanted for attempted murder The Columbus Police Department Monday, April 9 arrested Justin Enrikus Jackson, 23, of Inman, S.C. during a traffic stop on I-26. Jackson had multiple felony warrants out of Greer, S.C.: • Two counts of attempted murder • Two counts of assault and battery

by mob – third degree with bodily injury • Two counts of possessing a weapon during a violent crime • Discharging firearms into a dwelling • Malicious injury to property

Serving Polk County and Upper Spartanburg and Greenville Counties

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


Saluda Center, Friday events: chair exercise, 9:30 a.m.; Trash Train, 10 a.m. Polk Recreation Zumba class, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 - 11 a.m. at Stearns Gym. Patty Rivera is the instructor. 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. PCHS JV/V baseball at Mitchell at 4 p.m. 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 Se-

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Columbus farmers market opens for the season Saturday, April 14, 8 a.m. to noon in front of the Polk County courthouse. 828-817-2134, Polk County Democratic Party annual convention, Saturday, April 14 at the Steps to HOPE community room in Columbus. A free breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. and the meeting will start at 10 a.m. Local candidates will speak and volunteers will be honored. 828-894-3219. Grassroots Art Project holds art workshops to benefit Lennie’s Fund and the Humane Society, Saturdays from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. 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. Kindermusik, Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m., Studio A at the Tryon Fine Arts Center. 828-859-8322. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. Explore the Arts musical improv event, Saturday, April 14, 1-3 p.m. Led by Darlene Cah and accompanied by Pam McNeil. 828-859-8322. Lanier Library, Sidney Lanier Poetry Competition awards presentation, Saturday, April 14, 2 p.m.


Community Health Fair, Sunday, April 15, noon to 5 p.m. at the Tryon Seventh-day Adventist Church Morgan Center at 2820 Lynn Road. Free health checks and free food. Various medical facilities will share information about their services. Visit for information about health checks.


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Obituaries Annie Inez Knuckles, p. 35 Ruth S. Stockton, p. 35

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. 828749-9245. For more activities, email or visit Polk Recreation Zumba class, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 - 11 a.m. at Stearns Gym. Patty Rivera is the instructor. 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. 828-894-3336. Saluda Center Monday activities include line dancing at 12:30 p.m. For more information visit PCHS golf at Black Mtn. Western Carolina Classic Radio Club, Monday, April 16 at 2 p.m. in Studio 118 on the ICCPolk campus with Jack Benny,

Jimmy Stewart and the Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra. All welcome; no charge. PCHS men’s tennis at home vs. W. Henderson Green Creek Community Center, line dancing, Mondays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the gym. Male Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Mondays, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Landrum Library, free yoga classes. 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Limited to first 30 people. Thermal Belt Stamp Club meets first and third Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Tryon Federal Bank in Columbus. Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays, 8 p.m., Columbus Presbyterian Church.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Tuesdays, Ozone Drive and Hwy. 176, Saluda. Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, “We Care” is a weekly informal social group open to women coping with loss. The group meets at 9 a.m. at TJ’s Cafe in Tryon and is open to newcomers. For more information, contact Shannon Slater at 828-894-7000, 800-617-7132 or (Continued on page 39)

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Justin Enrikus Jackson

Shamari Antione Jones

Griffin Malik Richardson

Laron Jumar Sabb

• Columbus police

traffic stop were the following individuals: • Laron Jumar Sabb, 23, of Hopkins, S.C. on charges of carrying a concealed gun and possession of marijuana. Sabb was released after posting a $2,000 secured bond, with a court date of May 30, 2012.

• Shamari Antione Jones, 18, of Columbia, S.C. on charges of carrying a concealed gun. Jones was released after posting a $1,500 secured bond, with a court date of May 30, 2012. • Griffin Malik Richardson, 19, of Hopkins, S.C. on charges of felony identity theft, carry-

ing a concealed gun, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Richardson was also a fugitive from Columbia., S.C. He was held on a $17,000 secured bond, with a court date of April 18, 2012. – article submitted by the Columbus Police Department

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Jackson was held in the Polk County Jail under a $500,000 secured bond before being extradited to South Carolina April 11. Also arrested during the

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for you - it’s just extraordinary.” Scenes will be shot over this week at a variety of locations in Landrum, including shots along East Rutherford, on rural roads, at Expressions Florist, at Landrum airport and at a local doctor’s office. Stevenson said some of those days will just take five or more hours, while shooting next Friday for scenes from a barn dance will keep cast and crew on set from 6 a.m. to close to 1:30 a.m. the next morning. “We’ve got a lot to do in a week, but we’ve got a really good crew and a really great cast,” Stevenson said. “We want to get out there and get this thing filmed and see how far we can take it.” How far they take it doesn’t necessarily mean they want filming of the series ever to move from South Carolina to Hollywood. In fact, Stevenson said the crew and writer, Jeff Prince, in particular, want filming of the series to occur in Landrum. “We want to give back to the city of Landrum – we want to keep everything here and when it does get picked up by a network we want to keep it here,” Stevenson said. That’s great news to Expressions Florist owner and Landrum

“The City of Landrum has been phenomenal – the mayor, the chief of police. When you come into someone’s city and they welcome you with open arms and offer you anything they have or anything they can do for you - it’s just extraordinary.” -- Producer Matt Stevenson

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“This could be really, really big for Landrum. Jf it does get picked up by a network that could mean paying jobs for people in our area. It could also mean cast and crew lunches being purchased from local restaurants and locations being rented out for weeks at a time.” -- Melanie Jennings

Area Business Association president Melanie Jennings, who has worked for the last few months helping Prince and Spartanburg production company Green Giant Media line up vehicles, signage and locations for filming of the pilot. “This could be really, really big for Landrum,” Jennings said. “If it does get picked up by a network that could mean paying jobs for people in our area. It could also mean cast and crew lunches being purchased from local restaurants and locations being rented out for weeks at a time.” For now, Stevenson said staff members are doing their best to give back in any way they can to businesses that have helped out. “People take care of us, we take care of them,” Stevenson said. In some cases this means letting someone in an office come on as an extra. But extras have not been in short supply either, he said. When the crew recently held a casting call, Stevenson said they ended up with about 80 extras. “We had a really good turnout – we didn’t do anything as far as media announcements but from word of mouth I think we had an excellent group of people coming out,” Stevenson said.

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The Foothills Conservative Political Action Committee held a Meet the Candidates event for Republican candidates for county commissioner and state offices during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, April 3. Candidates who spoke to those in attendance included Dan Forest, running for N.C. Lieutenant Governor; Trudi Walend and Chris Whitmire, both running for N.C. District 113; Marche Pitman, running for Polk County Clerk of Court; Michael Gage, Keith Holbert and Tom Pack, both running for the Polk County Board of Commissioners; and Sheila Whitmire, running unopposed for the position of Polk County Register of Deeds. Dan Forest - Lt. governor Lieutenant governor candidate Dan Forest spoke to a full house at the Harmon Field Log Cabin. “Were living in very trying times,” Forest said. “I believe we are fighting for some of the very freedoms so many men fought and died for generations ago.” A former architect, Forest

said as lieutenant governor his focus would be on education, job creation and law enforcement. But he said at the root of how he would guide the state would be through the principles of limited government and more state control. “Every generation has to fight to pass freedom on to the next,” Forest said. “We can save America but it’s got to start right here at the grassroots level, work its way up to state politics, work its way up to federal politics.” At the state level, Forest said there were several things on his agenda should he be elected as lieutenant governor. Some of those items would include limiting government spending, lowering the corporate income tax rate with the aim of eventually eliminating it, reducing gas tax rate and opting out of Obamacare. Forest said he’d also like to see more choice introduced into education, a redesigned curriculum and reduced education bureaucracy. In the realm of illegal immigration, Forest said he’d be prepared to lead the way in (Continued on page 7)

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pushing for the E-Verify to be used by all employers, establish a voter ID bill in North Carolina and mandate English as the state’s official language. Trudi Walend – N.C. District 113 Speaking next was Trudi Walend. Walend was tapped in January to replace Rep. David Guice in the N.C. District 113 House seat after Guice resigned to work in the state’s corrections system. Walend had previously served 10 years in the state house. She spoke of things accomplished this year in the legislature, including closing a $3 billion gap in the state budget and passing workers compensation reform, small (Continued on page 8)

Michael Gage (left) speaks at the Foothills Conservative PAC candidate event Tuesday, April 3. Gage is a Republican candidate for the Polk County Board of Commissioners. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

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business tax relief and regulatory reform. She said they also worked on tort reform, medical malpractice and removed the charter school cap. She said the legislature worked to pass a voter ID bill that was then vetoed by the governor. Walend said she wanted to return to the legislature to put experience, commitment and seniority to work for the district. “I represented Polk County for many years in the minority in the N.C. House. I fought the good fight and I fought for the conservative principles we all believe in,” Walend said. “Seniority counts – I, with my five terms before, will be among the top 10 in the Republican caucuses. It means we get our choices of committees, of issues. I would be at the table representing you when those things come up.” Some issues Walend said she believes are coming down the line include work on annexation law changes and education reform, including the potential of a merit-based system of pay for teachers. She said a top priority, though, would be jobs and the economy. Walend said South Carolina, Georgia and Virginia currently attract more jobs because of N.C.’s higher corporate tax - 6.9 versus 5 to 6 percent; the inheritance or death tax; and the state’s gasoline tax. N.C.’s tax is currently 39.15 percent, while South Carolina’s is 16.75. She said there is currently a move in the N.C. House to reduce that percent to 35. Chris Whitmire – N.C. Rep. District 113 Chris Whitmire is also running for the N.C. House District 113 seat. Whitmire is an eighth-generation native of the district who has spent most of his working live in the military. “I believe in doing more with less - this means having to be a

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critical thinker and a problemsolver,” Whitmire said. “The most important thing is that I bring passion as a native of this area.” Whitmire spoke in particular to the suffering local citizens have faced in a bleak economy. “When your neighbors and your society starts to get undermined, you have a drain of talent – it starts going other places,” he said. Whitmire’s answer to this was education. He said his experience on the Transylvania School Board afforded him the experience needed to create a big impact with fewer resources. He said he believes this, too, can be done at a state level. “The over regulation, the over taxation and the career politicians have taken our great state from being at the top to being where we are now – that sickens me,” Whitmire said. Whitmore said the legislature needs to work to make the state environment more inviting for industry and business to come here and it also needs to protect property rights. In relation to illegal immigration, Whitmore believes his work teaching counter-terrorism and public security gives him an inside look at the dangers of the problem, and he said it would be one of several things he’d work to address if elected. “Please consider voting for me – this election you’ve got a choice here. Someone who has done a lot of things and has tremendous leadership experience,” Whitmire said. Marche Pitman – clerk of court Marche Pitman has spent the last 11 years as magistrate where he said he’s thoroughly learned the judicial process. Pitman is running for Polk County Clerk of Court and he said his 18 years of total law enforcement experience in Polk County would prove valuable in such a position. Pitman also has experience (Continued on page 10)

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running the technology department for the county and is currently responsible for two departmental budgets. Pittman received his bachelor of science degree from Gardner-Webb University. “I want to make sure we create a customer service-oriented attitude,” Pitman said. “I’d like to see employees falling all over themselves to help each individual in some way.” Pitman said he’d also like to introduce technology innovation to the clerk of court by coming up with new workflow systems. Michael Gage - County commissioner Michael Gage is running for Polk County Commissioner. Gage most recently served two terms as a Columbus town councilman. He has also served as vice-chairman of the Republican party for two terms, has been a member of the crime stoppers board and is a Navy veteran and entrepreneur. “When I make decisions I base them on facts and not opinions and I have a backbone,” Gage said. “I believe every citizen in this county needs to be represented by their county commissioners. You need somebody who can sit up there and listen to what everyone has to hear.” Gage said he doesn’t believe there is currently enough respect among commissioners in the county for one another or citizens’ opinions. Another issue Gage said he was particular concerned with is property rights. Gage alluded that he was frustrated by decisions being made by “irrelevant benchmarks such as those used for the mountaintop ridgeline protection ordinance.” Keith Holbert – County commissioner Keith Holbert is also a Republican candidate for the Polk County Board of Commissioners.

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Holbert has worked as an independent insurance agent for more than 30 years. “For the last 12 years I’ve followed county commissioners. I’ve seen good moves; I’ve seen bad moves. I’ve seen good management and I’ve seen bad management, but for the first time this county has the chance to elect three independent business owners and I hope it will do so.” Tom Pack – County commissioner (incumbent) Incumbent county commission candidate Tom Pack spoke to the crowd about what he feels is going wrong with county leadership currently. “We need to be leaders,” Pack said. “We need to show people where we stand on issues. When you come up to the commissioners’ meeting you need to feel welcome to voice your opinions.” Pack spoke of private property rights being assaulted in relation to the Unified Development Ordinance. He said he believes it is going to kill the county in relation to property rights and job creation. Pack said he also has issues with the amount of money being spent by the commission. “We’re taking in $1.5 million to $2 million a year in excess revenues,” Pack said. “In the meantime you’ll see our fund balance decrease but what we need to do is reduce our taxes. Most of what they have done has been done on the backs of the taxpayers.” Other candidates represented Sheila Whitmire is running unopposed for register of deeds. She said she appreciated the area’s continued support. Madeline Peter was also on hand as a representative for Patrick McHenry. She told the crowd that McHenry is a strong conservative Republican who has been in office since 2004. “We need people who are willing to work hard,” Peter said. “We’ve got to get reinforcements in Congress and the state legislature.”

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Candidates share bios, answer Bulletin questions A Democratic primary will be held on May 8 in Polk County. Six Democrats and three Republicans will vie for three open commissioner seats in November. The Democratic candidates include Emily Bartlett, Ernie Giannini, Ritchie L. “Bubba” Greene, Renée McDermott (incumbent), Rickie McFalls and Russell Mierop. The three winners in the primary will face Republicans Michael Gage, Keith Holbert and Tom Pack (incumbent). The Bulletin recently asked

Democratic candidates to share biographical information about themselves and to answer several questions about local issues. The Bulletin is printing the biographical information and answers, presented in alphabetical order by the candidate’s last name. Information for Bartlett and Giannini appeared in the Thursday, April 12 Bulletin. Information for McDermott and McFalls is given below and on page 16. (Greene is not included now because the Bulletin has not yet received information for him.)

Candidate biographies Renée McDermott

I’ve served Polk County as a commissioner since 2008. I’m seeking another term so I can continue the progress and good work Ray Gasperson, Cindy Walker and I have accomplished over the last four years. As a commissioner, I’ve served on the Appearance Commission, Department of Social Services Board, Region C Aging Advisory Board, Home and Community Care Block Grant Committee and Unified Development Ordinance Committee. Before becoming a commissioner, I served Polk County on the Land Use Planning Committee, the Groundwater Sustainability Project and the Ridgetop and Mountain Preservation Group. I’m a past president of the Pacolet Area Conservancy and wrote conservation easements for PAC. I’ve served on the board of the Polk County Community Foundation and on its distribution and education committees and served as a Master Gardener volunteer. I’m an experienced county attorney, having served in that position for five years. I worked as an environmental attorney for 25 years, having graduated from the

Renée McDermott

Indiana University-Bloomington School of law magna cum laude and having been editor-in-chief of the Indiana Law Journal. I’m a former teacher of math and science at the middle school level and of high school English and journalism. I was given the Martha Holden Jennings Award for Excellence in Teaching. I earned a bachelor’s degree in English and journalism and a master’s degree in math and science education. I’m running for re-election because I love Polk County. I have no agenda except to serve (Continued on page 15)

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Polk County to the very best of my ability. I do not have any ideological fixation and I do not seek to secure any political advantage or grant “special favors to special people.” I seek to keep taxes low, to keep Polk County rural and to preserve Polk County’s scenic mountain beauty and precious natural resources.

Rickie McFalls


I, Rickie McFalls, was born on Sept. 11, 1956 at St. Luke’s Hospital, and have lived on Peniel Road just outside of Columbus my entire life. I have two sisters, Lori Waldrop of Taylers, S.C. and Lisa Brown





of Green Creek; and a brother, Donnie McFalls, also living on Peniel Road. I graduated from Polk Central High School and started my employment at Southern Mercerizing in Tryon. I later worked for Milliken’s Hatch Mill in Columbus, Milliken Chemical in Inman, S.C. and Michelin Tire Corporation in Spartanburg, S.C. where I worked for 23 years before retiring. I married Ren é e McCoy on Feb. 4, 1977, and we have two children, Blaine McFalls of Charlotte, N.C. and Wendy Yellen of Columbus. I also have two grandchildren, Madison, who is 10 years old, and Cayden, who is 2 years old. My wife and I are active members of Midway Baptist

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Church in Columbus. I have a passion for my community and helping others. My wife and I have previously been the owners and operators of a business serving Columbus and surrounding communities for 22 years. During the course of this 22 years, the business expanded to four other locations within North Carolina. I served as a volunteer fireman in Columbus for 20 years before retiring. During my 20 years of service I proudly held several offices including safety officer, lieutenant and captain. Even though I am retired I am still involved by currently serving on the fire tax board for Columbus township. I also serve my community as a Shriner and a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Rickie McFalls

I have enjoyed my 55 years as a citizen of Polk County where I have made many great friends. I am very proud to be a resident of the Columbus community and of Polk County.

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Democratic BOC candidates answer Bulletin questions 1. Why are you running for development department to build Polk County Board of Commissioners?

local businesses and bring new jobs to Polk County. And we reestablished cooperation with Polk County’s towns. We contributed to Phase I of improvements to assure St. Luke’s Hospital’s continued viability here and facilitated financing for St. Luke’s new orthopedic surgery addition. Over the objections of the other commissioners, we built a badly needed new human services building and, by working with Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry, acquired a new building for mental health services. And we’ve strongly supported Sheriff Hill with automobiles, other equipment, jail repairs and staffing to keep Polk County safe. I’m running for a second term on Polk County’s Board of Commissioners to continue this important work.

Renée McDermott I’m running for re-election to ensure that Polk County continues to be governed in a pragmatic and responsible manner, not out of any ideological fixation or effort to secure political advantage or to grant political favors. Cindy Walker, Ray Gasperson and I have guided the county in a fiscally responsible manner. We reduced Polk County’s tax rate in 2009 and have kept the tax rate steady ever since. Polk County is in the lowest 25 percent of property tax rates for the 100 counties of the state. Even in this tough economic climate, we lowered county debt by $8.1 million (40 percent) (over the objection of the other two commissioners) and kept Polk County fiscally healthy despite repeated cuts in revenues from Rickie McFalls state and federal sources. I am running for the board To k e e p P o l k C o u n t y of commission because I think beautiful and rural, we have that I have new ideas to help our a d o p t e d c o m p r e h e n s i v e county in many different ways. o r d i n a n c e s p r o t e c t i n g Such as, help with job creation mountainsides and ridgelines. and stability, keep taxes as low This will prevent undesirable as possible and try to keep the and (like Chocolate Drop) zoning to a minimum because unsightly overdevelopment, I think people have the right to stream pollution, landslides and their own property within reason. deforestation. We’ve provided funding for 2. What is your overall vision for Polk County? the “More at Four” program Moving & for preschool children. Storage We’ve Renée Co. McDermott supported our excellent schools My overall vision is in Spartanburg, adjusting to SC significant preservation of Polk County’s – Free estimates the 1 aMeriCa state legislative cutbacks. We rural character and scenic Call 1-800-274-1400 trUStS authorized funding for the new beauty with encouragement Senior Recreation Center, The o f a g r i c u l t u r a l e c o n o m i c Meeting Place, and planned tU and development throughout the developed the Adult Day Health county and of non-agricultural Care Center. We reorganized (Continued on page 17) the economic and tourism



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economic development in and near the towns and in the vicinity of major highway intersections. My vision for Polk County is of a fiscally sound and sustainable community, keeping property taxes low so that farmers can stay on the land and farm and so that families can thrive here. I also share the vision expressed in Polk County’s 20/20 Comprehensive Plan: “Polk County’s rural atmosphere and serene natural beauty will be vigorously protected. Visionary and pragmatic county and municipal governments will work together in a cooperative manner as they continue to enhance the quality of life for all Polk County citizens.”

Rickie McFalls My overall vision for Polk County is to keep the natural beauty in our county, to bring in environmentally friendly jobs to help keep our future generations in our county to both live and work within the county, to keep our education and school systems at the highest levels in the state, also to get and keep our emergency services at their best and to make sure that our sheriff has enough funds to run his department as efficiently as possible. 3. What do you think the county’s financial priorities should be? Renée McDermott Polk County’s financial priority should be to not increase taxes. At the same time we must cope with Polk County’s needs, in a sustainable manner and with special emphasis on the schools, despite steadily declining revenues from state and federal sources. Polk County must systematically set aside money in reserve accounts each year in anticipation of upcoming capital needs, such as waterline extensions, repair and upgrade of the Lake Adger dam, building maintenance and replacement

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(including the schools), and building a water treatment plant. Unless money is set aside each year, planning for these known future needs, taxes will have to be raised when the needs come due and large amounts of money will need to be borrowed, costing the taxpayers debt service fees that would otherwise not have to be incurred, with better planning. The other two commissioners have resisted and strongly criticized this kind of sound fiscal management.

Rickie McFalls I think that Polk County’s financial priorities should be to keep taxes as low as possible, to make sure that our education system is properly funded so that all children within our county can receive a proper education and to make sure that all emergency services have the correct funds in order to have the correct personnel and equipment that they need to keep our county safe.

4. On your list of priorities, where is Polk County’s having its own water system and how soon should all areas of the county be connected? Renée McDermott Polk County now owns just under 24 miles of water pipelines (including the newly approved line to Columbus which will soon be built), most of which are along major roads. Working with homeowners, Polk County has supplied water to families whose wells went dry or whose wells were threatened by drought. Water has been taken to two housing developments, with the cost of running the pipelines borne by the developments. To date, Polk County has spent $3,410,156 on this water system, including the purchase of Lake Adger. Polk County owns another approximately $4 million worth of donated water lines, for total capital assets of $7,410,156 in the water system. Polk County has approved another $592,465 in water system investment for the line to Columbus. Further development should

proceed deliberately and methodically at its current pace. I am opposed to raising taxes to support a more rapid expansion of the system. Reserves must be steadily set aside from current revenues to pay for additional water lines as prescribed by Polk County’s 20/20 Vision Plan and for needed repairs to the Lake Adger dam required by the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources and, eventually, for a water treatment facility. The water system is a major project for Polk County, with foreseeable costs of $10 million to $15 million, but it will be many years and many more dollars before it connects all areas of Polk County.

Rickie McFalls I think that the water system is very important to our county? I would like to see it put high on the county’s priority list because it will help our county in many different ways such as bring in more industries and help people that have wells during times of drought. I would like to also see the water system fund get built up instead of borrowed upon all the time. Polk County is a big county and I think that as it stands right now, it will be at least 10 years or more before our water system is in place.

5. What direction do you feel the county should be moving in terms of zoning? Do you think land use regulations should be more strict than they currently are or more lenient. Please explain. Renée McDermott I oppose forced zoning. Zoning in White Oak and Cooper Gap Townships is off the table. Zoning should continue to be limited, as it now is, to Saluda, Tryon, Columbus and Green Creek townships. The zoning provisions applicable to those four townships contained in the proposed Unified Development Ordinance should be adopted without revision. When legitimate concerns have been raised concerning



land use planning ordinances in Polk County, remedies have been fashioned. When it was brought to the commissioners’ attention that manufactured homes and modular homes were not allowed in the mountain and ridgeline protection areas due to a glitch in the definition of “residence,” the Unified Development Ordinance Committee, planning board and the board of commissioners quickly acted to correct that mistake. When the mayor of Saluda and some Saluda business people sought relief from some provisions of the Mountain and Ridgeline Protection Ordinance for the zoned areas of Polk County, the Unified Development Ordinance Committee fully cooperated and proposed an excellent and complete remedy for their concerns. It facilitates a wide array of commercial development in areas in Saluda Township, while providing affected residents a voice in the procedure, not just the development proponents. That remedy should be adopted by the planning board and by the board of commissioners. In Saluda, Tryon, Columbus and Green Creek townships, consideration should also be given to alterations in the zoning map to conform somewhat more closely to the land use proposals contained in the county’s award winning comprehensive plan, which was unanimously adopted by the Polk County Planning Board and by the Polk County Board of Commissioners. The current land use planning system in Polk County is responsive to the people, it is working, and it is working very well.

Rickie McFalls Saluda has been targeted with an elevation line of 1650 feet above see level. This is so restrictive that any growth or development will be unlikely due to cost. I will work to get a degree of slope installed and remove the 1650 feet line. This will still protect our ridge tops but will allow citizens to use their land.

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In Polk County District Court a school bus. Mathis was senheld Wednesday, April 4 with tenced to one year unsupervised Judge Pete Knight presiding, 62 probation, a $50 fine and court cases were heard. Some cases costs. Norman were continRosenberg was ued, dismissed Court Results convicted of or sent to supefelony possesrior court. The following persons were sion of MDA/MDMA. He was convicted of a crime (names are sentenced to six months supergiven as they appear in court vised probation and court costs. Scott Smith Jr. was convicted records): Darrell Knighton was con- of operating a vehicle with imvicted of driving with no opera- paired equipment. He was to pay tor’s license. He was sentenced court costs and a $40 fine. Brett Trauth was convicted to one year of unsupervised probation, a $50 fine and court costs. of operating a vehicle with imToney Lee Mathis was con- paired equipment. He was to pay victed of trespassing/impeding a $40 fine and court costs.

Columbus police participate in No Need 2 Speed campaign During the week of April 2-8, the Columbus Police Department participated in the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program’s No Need 2 Speed traffic safety initiative. The enforcement focused on reducing speedrelated collisions. During the weeklong enforcement campaign, the Columbus Police Department issued 42 speeding citations and four seatbelt violations, arrested two impaired drivers, cited one person with driving while license revoked, apprehended three fugitives, made two felony arrests and handled

five drug violations, 11 other traffic violations and eight other criminal violations. Across the state, more than 39,150 citations for numerous traffic violations were issued, including 13,485 speed-related charges. Speeding is one of the top three causes of traffic collisions in North Carolina, state officials said. In 2011, speeding was a contributing factor in 33 percent of all traffic collisions in the state, which resulted in 429 fatalities and 39,416 injuries in North Carolina. – article submitted by the Columbus Police Department

Letter to the Editor

Currently marriage of one man and woman is North Carolina Law. Did three of the sitting commissioners break their oath of office at their April 2, 2012 meeting? – David Moore, Rutherfordton (Polk County Line Road)

No guarantees?

To the Editor: The oath taken by Polk County commissioners states that they will uphold the constitution and the statutes of North Carolina.

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Local resident makes his way into Boston Marathon by Samantha Hurst

personal best in Boston.” Curtis Rowe’s feet hit the Rowe said he runs six days ground six days a week logging a week, sometimes twice a day, mile after mile in his quest for to get in the miles he needs to health and personal achievement. improve his stamina and speed. He’ll see early next week just His shortest runs each week have how far he can stretch his body him logging no less than 8 miles, in pursuit of crossing the finish while his longest runs can be up line at the Boston Marathon, one to 22 miles. of the largest marathons in the Rowe said he’s still surprised country. his body has taken him at far as “The whole experience is it has, considering he couldn’t supposed to be run a full unbelievable,” mile without R o w e s a i d , “I was getting overweight stopping to “with fans and and out of shape but a walk four support lining and a half both sides of the friend wanted me to run years ago. course.” “I was a marathon so I thought Rowe, a getting overColumbus resi- why not.” weight and -- Curtis Rowe out of shape dent, qualified to run in the but a friend Boston Marathon by running a wanted me to run a marathon so personal best time of 3 hours, 6 I thought why not,” Rowe said. minutes at the Little Rock Mara- “I had registered for the race thon in Little Rock, Ark. back in in Jacksonville and once I had March 2011. signed up for it, I had to do it. He’ll take his spot in the sea of The first couple of months were runners in Boston Monday, April terrible – I took a whole bottle 16, while his wife, 3-month old of Ibuprofen that month – but I child and his parents cheer from was just determined and soon the the sidelines. weight came off and I felt better The Boston Marathon draws and better.” hundreds of thousands of spectaRowe said he lost 60 pounds tors, along with more than 20,000 in the process and found the enrunners, to the city each year after dorphins he gained from running starting with just 18 participants almost “addictive.” in 1897. Considered the third This addicted runner particilargest marathon in the United pates in 10-12 races per year inStates, 26,895 people entered the cluding 65-mile and 50-mile ultra race in 2011. marathons last year and races in “It’s the hardest marathon to Jacksonville, Fla.; Knoxville, get into because you have to run Tenn.; Chicago, California and a fast qualifying time at another Little Rock. marathon,” Rowe said. “I’ve In 2011, he ran almost 2,000 trained harder this winter and miles. He said so far this year this spring than I’ve ever done he’s already hit the road for about in hopes that I can reach another 1,200.

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Curtis Rowe runs in a 5K event at Tryon Estates. Rowe plans to tackle the Boston Marathon Monday, April 16. (photo submitted)

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4-H offers free youth public speaking class April 17

The Polk County 4-H will offer a free public speaking program designed to help young people not only learn how to speak in public but also gain confidence and poise. Shown here is Larry Dyer, a participant in a previous program. This year’s program will be held Tuesday, April 17 for youth ages 9 - 18. To sign up, call the cooperative extension office at 828-894-8218. (photo submitted by Helen Clark)

Saluda Tailgate Market opens May 4 The Saluda Tailgate Market will begin its third season on Friday, May 4 at 4:30 p.m. in downtown Saluda. What began as a few individuals interested in having a local growers’ market in the summer of 2010 has quickly become a Saluda spring-to-fall tradition. Organizers said they realized early on that this market was more than just providing locally grown food options and supporting neighbors who wanted to grow produce. They said it was part of a larger food movement that is shifting the way we all think about food: how we eat, shop and socialize and how we think about our community and the land that surrounds us. “Why stand in a line at a generic box store with a cart when you can don a hat, pick up a basket and meet your friends downtown?”

organizers asked. “In addition, you can get to know the farmer who has grown what you will serve for supper. Luckily, we live in a rich and diverse bioregion and abundance seems too small a word to encompass all that has shown up in the west end parking lot on Friday afternoons. Vendors bring every kind of vegetable, fruit and herb that grows in Polk and Henderson counties, along with chicken, beef, eggs, cheese, honey and locally — sourced baked goods. This year we will see fresh rainbow trout and Saluda raised lamb.” Interested vendors can go to to download rules and applications. Call Shelley DeKay with any questions: 828-606-5713 or 828-7499365. – article submitted by Shelley DeKay



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Saluda’s historic Spring Park maintained by Saluda’s Garden Club is located behind Saluda City Hall. The small park offers a peaceful respite to passerby, with flowering azaleas, woodland plants and stone paths leading to the quiet spring. (photo by Bonnie J. Bardos)

Spring Park in Saluda: small treasure Looking for a small slice of na- refreshment to dusty travelers. ture and sense of peace to restore Later it was covered, as were spirit and mind? Passerby would other springs. In 1980, the spring never guess that hidden behind was reclaimed and converted into Saluda’s historic City Hall/Police a small, peaceful park with stone Department building at Main and steps, a wood fence on the north Church Street, is a small treasure edge, and a large shade tree; it’s of a quiet, cool little park, featur- also a registered wildlife habitat. ing a peaceful rock-lined spring Saluda’s historic Spring Park, tucked down amid stones, soft is lovingly cared for by the Saluda tender green ferns and all manner Garden Club: members gently of woodland plants. Stone bench- tend plants, clean walkways and es and gentle keep the little paths lead down park impeccably Saluda among flowerand beauNews & neat ing azaleas to tiful for all to Notations find and enjoy. the quiet spring. There’s a sacred Of course, it is a by Bonnie Bardos feeling here: a place to apprecisense and reverate nature, and ence of the past, nature, of rest. to leave as you found it, without No visitor could leave this place disturbing or littering the pleasant without a feeling of peacefulness surroundings. The purpose of the and respite. Saluda Garden Club is the beauSpring Park is listed on the Na- tification and improvement of Sational Register of Historic Places; luda. Special emphasis is given to and was referred to in deeds per- the landscaping, annual plantings taining to the Saluda City Hall and care of historic Spring Park. property as far back to 1896 — the Donations are always welcome. spring has a marker noting circa Saluda Garden Club meets the 1830, and Spring Park is circa mid third Monday of the month at 10 1700s. This spring was one of sev- a.m. at the Saluda Library except eral springs that supplied Saluda for special events or outings. For with water in the town’s earliest more information on either Sayears — it probably was used even luda’s Spring Park or the Saluda earlier by Native Americans, as a Garden Club, call Anita Severn horse watering spot, and to lend 828-749-3155.

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‘Wild, Wacky and Woolly Workshop Mania’ offered at TAC April 27-29 Tryon Arts and Crafts School will hold a “Wild, Wacky and Woolly Workshop Mania” weekend with five different workshops Friday, April 27 – Sunday, April 29. The weekend will start with an opening reception for all workshop attendees and instructors from 6-8 p.m. During the reception, students will meet their instructors, get an overview of their workshop and choose their workstation. Saturday morning, all the workshops will begin at 9 a.m. At the blacksmith’s forge, in the Knife Blade with Sheath Workshop, students will learn the basics of knife-blade making with instructors Gerry Drew and Walt Myers on Saturday from 9 a.m. -5 p.m. On Sunday, noon - 5 p.m., they will make custom leather sheaths for their knives with Karl Boyer. In the jewelry studio, Ruthie Cohen and David Alberts will

teach Creating Jewelry without a Torch. In this workshop, students will make a Byzantine chain bracelet and earrings with mixed metals. In addition, they will create a pendant, earrings or a pin with textured metals, screen and beads. Students can bring their own treasures to combine with the workshop materials to create their own heirloom works of art. The workshop will be held Saturday, April 28, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Sunday, April 29, 1-4 p.m. On Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Jerry Pospisil will offer a “Kaleidoscope – Fantasy World of Color” workshop. Pospisil will teach students how to make a stained glass kaleidoscope incorporating a handmade marble. Some experience with glass foiling and soldering is recommended. For those with a hankering for fiber, there are two workshops. In the two-day It’s All in the Bag Workshop, students will de-

A workshop in “Creating Jewelry without a Torch” will be offered by Ruthie Cohen and David Alberts Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 at Tryon Arts and Crafts School. (photo submitted by Julia McIntyre)

sign and make their own felt bag, purse or carry-all. They will create their own designs, adding pockets,

flaps and straps as desired. The (Continued on page 28)

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stuff. The workshop will be taught by Vasanto Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.. In the second fiber workshop, students will learn hot wax resist methods and the mysteries of dyeing in Christine Mariotti’s Batik on Silk Workshop on Saturday, April 28, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Students will make two samples and one large piece using silk and silk dyes. The goal is to learn how to use different wax mixtures to create textural effects, color layering and wax removal methods. A pizza lunch will be provided to all workshop attendees and instructors. On Saturday evening,

Tryon Arts and Crafts members and the general public are invited to attend a dinner event catered by 12 Bones Smokehouse Restaurant from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner tickets must be ordered before 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24. During dinner there will be pottery and raku firing demonstrations. Advance registration for all workshops and the Saturday evening dinner is required. For more information about instructors and workshops, including tuition and supply costs, call 828-859-8323 or email tryonartsandcrafts@ More details and examples of projects are available on the Tryon Arts and Crafts School website, – article submitted by Julia McIntyre

A kaleidoscope in construction. Jerry Pospisil will teach a kaleidoscopemaking workshop Saturday, April 28 at Tryon Arts and Crafts School. (photo submitted by Julia McIntyre)

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Ain’t No Love in War My friend James sent me an article via email that began by stating that we should not be surprised about the recent intentional killing of innocent civilians in Afghanistan, because our government had trained the man accused of the crimes to be a killer. The author, Chris Hedges, is a former war correspondent. His article outlines the kinds of moods and behaviors he has seen over his years chasing headlines in war zones. Hedges spent only a fraction of his article tapping into the current incident directly, preferring to demonstrate the more global likelihood that war inevitably produces similar incidents, which he labels as state-sponsored murder. It is a harsher choice of words than I would choose, but I won’t argue the point. There have been numerous stories of atrocities in American military history from Sand Creek in 1864 to My Lai

sure to death, over stimulation, fear and group attitudes about more than a hundred years later nationalism and honor (which in 1968. In Afghanistan and Iraq he considers to be attitudes that there have been several events act as catalysts for the behavior). other than the current one. There In passing he mentions that the is no way even to guess how individual soldier is put in the many other such occurrences position of having no outlet for we (the American public) don’t expressing “love” within the know about. context of war. And this was the Hedge’s hanconcept that bedling of this came central to topic is nothing Conversations me in processshort of brutal. from Birdland ing the article’s He suggests that by Don Weathington true value and most men who meaning. have actually In my own been in the teeth of mortal com- experience, and from what I bat know about atrocities but are gleaned later in treating vetercomplicit in keeping them secret. ans, this lack of a way to exThe business of homicide press love while surrounded by outside the wire and on civil- aggression and death, smothers ians, while a gritty subject, was a part of the human spirit. The not the most compelling aspect only instances of joy and carof Hedge’s article to me. In ing that I saw in combat were his attempt to give the reader those times when great harm had a sense of what soldiers might been inflicted on “the enemy” feel after months of hazardous or when some daring rescue duty he mentions boredom, had been accomplished – both emotional blunting, over expo- situations existed when violence


permeated the moment. Thus, the only instances of shared joy and caring are a reinforcement of violence. I have been privileged to know and speak intimately with many, many veterans in my life. I can not recall even one who would say that soldiers are not changed forever by war. But what is it that changes? I would suggest that exposure to the intensity of war lowers the individual’s ceiling for experiencing love. This is not to say that veterans don’t love at all, but rather that they are less likely to exhibit full expression of that emotion – they (we) have learned to hold back. Some of it is related to the losses we endured. Some of it is due to things we did or shared in doing. Some of it is due to what we’ve seen. Some of it is due to things we just heard about. After being exposed to life threatening situations for any extended period, individuals (Continued on page 30)


Women want their children to live in a safe, nurturing environment, which is not possible when there is domestic violence in the home. Physical violence against women affects their children as well. Between 3.3 and 10 million children in the U.S. witness domestic violence each year - children who are commonly victims themselves. Repeated exposure to abuse yields lifelong cognitive, emotional, and behavioral consequences for both women and their children.


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Tierce to perform at Christ Community Church April 15 Catlin Tierce will perform Sunday, April 15 at Christ Community Church, located on Hwy.14 at the N.C./S.C. state line outside Landrum in the old Brannon’s Restaurant. The service starts at 10:30 a.m. Tierce will perform his latest hits, “Bud Ain’t Wiser” and “Dancing and Singing” from his latest CD, “Mama’s Prayers.” Tierce has been singing his original gospel music for more than 15 years and his current songs are in heavy rotation now on more than 500 radio stations across the nation. He had a no. 1 hit in New York City in 2002 and has sung live performances all across the north and southeast. Everyone is welcome. - article submitted by Christ Community Church

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become more reserved and cautious. After seeing the bodies of slain fellow soldiers, individuals eventually have to learn to conlawn protrol - page 6 emotion in order to remain focused enough to insure their own survival. Powered by the stresses of an insecure environment, then triggered by the loss or wounding of a member or members of his “team,” a soldier’s emotions may easily be channeled into bloodlust and revenge. I believe that the base emotions in these situations are fear (confronting one’s own mortality) and rage (a response to fear that feels strong in the face of the weakness experienced with fear). What has happened? The ability to experience and express compassion – the primary emotional behavior of peaceful co-existence – has been compromised; smothered but not killed. Not all soldiers enduring these privations and the indigni-

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ties of combat will act out – all will be affected. With the huge numbers of veterans living in the U.S., I can’t help wondering if the eroding of the gentle aspect of the world I grew up in is being affected by the more or less continuous state of war that the country has had foisted upon it by politicians. Certainly since the end of World War II the culture has seen a rise in rudeness, public aggression in word and deed, insensitivity toward those in need and self interest at the expense of human interest. What does war change? The answer is compassion – both in individuals and in the collective culture as more of the population is affected. As returning vets raise their offspring, the diminishing of their capacity for compassion is passed along to succeeding generations. We are seeing the erosion of compassion in our lives today. Somehow we must find a way to reverse this trend if we are to survive as a nation fit to have a leadership role in the world.

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Free fall-risk screening April 19 Falls and fall-related injuries substantial vision loss are also at can seriously affect older adults’ increased risk for falls. quality of life. Falls often cause “Each year in the United painful debilitating injuries for States, accidental falls result older adults. in 1.8 million emergency room St. Luke’s Hospital Outpa- visits and more than 16,000 tient Rehabilitation Center will deaths,� said Scott McDermott, host a free fall-risk screening occupational therapist at St. and conditioning program on Luke’s Hospital. “At St. Luke’s Thursday, April 19, from 8 a.m. Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitauntil noon. Appointments are tion we want to identify and necessary; help you call 828- “At St. Luke’s Hospital Outpatient m o d i f y 894-8419 the facto sched- Rehabilitation we want to identify tors that ule your and help you modify the factors lead to screening. that lead to falls using our Biodex falls usWith ing our the Bio - Balance System.� Biodex -- Scott McDermott B a l a n c e dex Balance SysSystem.� tem SD, St. Luke’s rehab theraThe Biodex Balance System pists can identify and modify the enables the rehabilitation team factors that lead to falls among at St. Luke’s Hospital to perform older adults. balance testing and identify fall Certain people are at high risk candidates, determine ankle risk for accidental falls and and knee status and determine should be regularly screened to limits of stability. This system help reduce the high number of also provides balance training fall-related injuries and deaths including stabilization exercise, in the United States, a guideline range of motion exercise and says. weight shift exercise. The guideline, issued by the “People need to know that American Academy of Neurol- falls are preventable, and there ogy, takes into account all avail- are simple tests to determine if able scientific studies and con- you’re at risk of falling,� Mccluded that people with stroke, Dermott said. “It’s important to dementia, and walking and bal- discuss falls, since some people ance disorders have the greatest can face serious life conserisk of falling. Having fallen in quences after falling, such as the past year strongly predicts disability and loss of indepenthat a person will suffer another dence, which may be averted fall, and people with Parkinson’s only through fall prevention.� disease, peripheral neuropathy, – article submitted weakness in the legs or feet and by Jennifer Wilson

Bridge lessons at Tryon Youth Center Four “play of the hand� bridge lessons will be offered at the Tryon Youth Center on Tuesdays, May 8 – May 29 from 1:30 – 4 p.m. You may come to one lesson or all four. The lessons will focus on basic bridge and will be taught mainly by playing predealt hands. Each hand will have a lesson in playing, and bidding help will be provided as well.

Sally Jo Carter and Linda Shere will teach the lessons. Call 828-859-6780 to sign up. The youth center is located on Hwy. 176 in the Pacolet Valley between Tryon and Saluda. The next bridge lessons at the Tryon Youth Center are scheduled for November. – article submitted by Sally Jo Carter




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Joey and Olivia Whiteside of Lynn announce the birth of their daughter, ScottLynn Grace, born March 24, 2012 at 1:50 a.m. at Pardee Hospital in Hendersonville, N.C. She weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces and was 21 inches long. ScottLynn is welcomed by her brothers and sister, Elliott, 7, StorieLane, 5, and Oakley, 2. (photo submitted by Olivia Whiteside)

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: It’s time to talk about consent Editor’s note: In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Steps to HOPE will submit several articles on related topics during April. The following is the second of these articles. Consent is permission for something to happen or agreement to do something. Consensual sex means everyone involved has agreed to what they are doing and has given their permission. Sex without someone’s agreement or permission is sexual assault. Drugs and alcohol blur consent. When drugs and alcohol are involved, clear consent cannot be obtained. Intoxication impairs decision-making and can make it impossible to gain someone’s legal consent. Mixing drugs and/or alcohol can lead to risky behavior such as unsafe sex. Consent needs to be clear. A partner saying nothing is not the same as a partner saying “yes.”

Don’t rely on body language, past sexual interactions or any other non-verbal cues. Never assume you have consent because your partner does not say “no.” Consent does not have to be something that “ruins the mood.” It allows one to know that their partner is comfortable with the interaction and lets both partners clearly express what they want. Consent is specific. Just because someone consents to one set of actions and activities does not mean consent has been given to any other sexual act. If consent to sexual activity was given in the past it does not apply to current or future interactions. Consent can be initially given and later withdrawn. For more information visit or contact Steps to HOPE at 828-894-2340. – article submitted by Debra Backus, Steps to HOPE

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Dispelling popular myths on diet and exercise Today, I’d like to dispel some rather popular myths with regard to diet and exercise. Following some of these will not only hinder progress, but tend to confuse you as well. Myth 1) Don’t eat after seven o’clock at night, because you’re usually just sitting around and the food you eat turns into fat. Remember, your gastrointestinal tract has to have ample blood flow for thorough digestion. Now there’s another so-called myth you probably heard at some time in you life, “Don’t swim within an hour of eating, or you could catch a cramp.” I used to certify lifeguards, and can tell you that’s true, because if you eat, then swim, blood pulls away from your GI tract to fuel your arms and legs, then digestion stops and you could cramp. Now, what’s all that got to do with eating late at night? Well,

Diet & Exercise by David Crocker suppose you ate right before bedtime, and you had no gastrointestinal problems like reflux or ulcers (with these you could possibly choke in your sleep). Once you go to bed, all you’re going to do is lay there, so your GI tract could get all the blood it needs for thorough digestion. There’s another benefit. During stage four, and REM (rapid eye movement) sleep your body is in a state of repair. Since you just ate, now you have all your body’s building blocks like vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrates and water available for organ, bone and muscle repair. Myth 2) I can work my abdominal muscles every day. Remember, your abs tone and tighten just like any other skeletal muscle. Muscles don’t tone

while you’re working them. Oh, they may feel tight when exercising, but that’s because they are full of blood. Muscles actually tone 30 to 35 hours later, while you’re sleeping. Two more things about working abs. Always work them last in your routine, and never work them to failure, because these muscles don’t attach to any joint, so you could produce a hernia. Myth 3) Eating pizza is bad for you, because it has no nutrients. Although pizza toppings like pepperoni, sausage, bacon, ground beef and cheese have saturated fat and cholesterol, and should be kept to a minimum, pizza is loaded with nutrients. The sauce has lycopene, the veggies have vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, the meats have high quality protein, (Continued on page 35)


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the cheese has calcium and protein, and the crust has energy giving complex carbohydrates. Now I’m not suggesting you go out and order pizza everyday, but if you’re health and weight conscience and you have pizza occasionally, enjoy. Myth 4) Carrots are loaded with sugar. Did you know that a whole cup of chopped carrots contains just 52 calories and a mere 12g of carbohydrates? They also contain fiber and beta-carotene which help control blood sugar levels. Carrots are also packed with “falcarinol,” a phyto-chemical shown to protect against colon cancer. Myth 5) Celery has no health benefits. Celery is loaded with a combination of disease-preventing vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. It contains “pthalides,” compounds that help lower blood pressure by relaxing artery walls. Celery also contains “apigenin, a phytochemical that helps protect

Simon Thompson – article submitted by Tracie Hanson against cancers. Myth 6) Iceberg lettuce has no nutrients. While it’s true darker varieties have more, don’t give up on this lettuce. It’s good for your bones, because one cup contains 20 percent of your daily dose of vitamin K. Iceberg lettuce is good for your eyes to, because one cup provides 15 percent of your daily dose of vitamin A. Remember, any lettuce that keeps you eating salads is great. Exercise or diet question? Email me at dwcrocker77@ or visit 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, USCSpartanburg baseball team, Converse college equestrian team, lead trainer to L.H. Fields modeling agency, and taught for semesters at USC-Union. David was also a regular guest of the Pam Stone radio show.

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Ruth S. Stockton

It is with great sadness that the family of Ruth Settle Stockton announces her peaceful passing on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at Autumn Care of Saluda. Born April 2, 1923 in Campobello, Ruth lived a long and productive life, and especially enjoyed her years in Tryon and Charlotte, N.C. She loved flowers, cats, ice cream, doll collections, sewing, gardening and traveling. Ruth will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Caroline Stockton Krause, and her son-in-law, Barry Krause, of Vancouver, Canada; by her niece and guardian, Diane McClellan


Annie Inez Knuckles

Annie Inez Knuckles, 95, of Campobello was called to her heavenly home Tuesday, April 10, 2012. She was the daughter of the late Adam and Julia Copeland. Mrs. Knuckles was a dedicated member of Smith Chapel Baptist Church, Campobello. After a brief stay in the hospital, she insisted upon returning home. There, she spent her final days surrounded by her children and grandchildren, whom she kept reminding that she loved them dearly. Left to cherish these and other fond and loving memories are: eight children, Mrs. Jennie (Booker) Brewton, Mrs. Mamie (Robert) Worley, Mrs. Hermean Benson (Harold) Smith, Mrs. Barbara (Theodore) McDowell, Mrs. Peggy Payne, Mr. Robert

of Columbus; by her sisters, Rosemary Mills and Aurelia Horne, also of Autumn Care; by her sister, Arvilla Smith, of Tryon; and by her many nieces, nephews and friends in North and South Carolina. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Rose and Keifer Settle of Gowensville. A celebratory memorial service will be held at McFarland’s Funeral Chapel, 54 McFarland Drive, Tryon, on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at 2 p.m., with Dr. Darryl E. Maxwell officiating, with reception and burial in Polk Memorial Gardens to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, N.C. 28722. An online guest register is available at McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.

H. (Hattie) Knuckles Jr., Mrs. Patricia (Donald) McDonald and Mr. Adam L. (Beverly) Knuckles; 15 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Knuckles’ husband, Hezekiah, and her 10 brothers and sisters all preceded her to glory. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 13 at 1 p.m. at Smith’s Chapel Baptist Church, Campobello. Pastor Bobby McDowell will officiate. Burial will be in the Knuckles Family Cemetery, Campobello. The family requests that memorials be made to the following: Smith Chapel Baptist Church, Smith Chapel Rd., Campobello, S.C. 29322 and Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 260 Fairwinds Rd., Landrum, S.C. 29356. The body will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. Friday morning. The family will receive friends at the home. J. W. Woodward Funeral Home, Spartanburg, S.C.



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Recovered from knee surgery, bride’s mother looks forward to celebration One local woman is about to enjoy the dance of her life. Judith Smith, a soft-spoken mother of three, will enjoy dancing during her youngest daughter’s upcoming wedding. Having suffered major and multiple knee problems over the past several years, Smith said a new knee and a little rehab have blessed her. “All you have to do is watch me walk now. It’s nothing short of perfect,” she said. “It seems and feels like a miracle.” Judith Smith Last fall, Smith underwent surgery for a total knee replacement an arthroscopy of the knee was at St. Luke’s Hospital where ortho- absolutely necessary. “I was doing well after that, pedic surgeon Dr. Brian Rosenberg of Rosenberg Bone and Joint used but then I slipped in a local store. the latest technology to ensure The fall destroyed all the work Dr. a custom-fit knee implant. Dr. Rosenberg had done previously, Rosenberg said the new technology and an MRI indicated that surgery offers patients a quicker, less painful was necessary,” Smith said. “It was recovery, increased range of mo- terrible. I was in horrible pain. I tion and greater ease in performing walked with a limp, and my daughter was planning a wedding. The normal living activities. The custom-fit total knee re- timing could not have been worse!” Dr. Rosenberg suggested the placement begins with an MRI for precise measurements and com- family continue to plan for an puter software that anatomically April wedding; he’d do his part corrects the deformity. Then a 3-D to get her back on her feet in time image of the implant to be used for the big event. Smith underwent is matched to the corrected knee surgery at St. Luke’s Hospital last model, ending with patient-specific August. After a short hospital stay, cutting guides that indicate within she received physical therapy at a few millimeters where to make home and quickly graduated to outpatient therapy. She worked out bone cuts, he said. “Even slight variations in the regularly at St. Luke’s Center for way the implant fits can cause Outpatient Rehabilitation with a pain, stiffness and instability... My physical therapist. “I have been blessed to do so patients truly benefit from improved in surgery. God has blessed me outcomes and shorter recovery,” Dr. well clearwtr - page 6 in so many ways,” she said. “I was Rosenburg said. For Smith, the outcome and fortunate to have Dr. Rosenberg as recovery following her surgery my doctor. He is one-of-a-kind, and were, “unbelievable! I’m in bet- he definitely gave me my life back.” As she greeted her daughter ter condition now than before the who recently dropped by to disinjury,” she said. Prior to surgery, she suffered cuss the wedding guest list, Smith for more than four years after fall- said, “I was so excited to see this ing while hanging curtains. The advertisement for Dr. Rosenberg fall twisted her knee and tore the in a magazine because it expressed anterior cruciate ligament or ACL, exactly what I was anxious about one of four major ligaments that — I did not want to miss the dance of my daughter’s life. I wanted to surround the knee. On the recommendation of a enjoy her wedding, without pain friend, Smith made an appointment and without a limp.” – article submitted with Dr. Rosenberg who treated by St. Luke’s Hospital her with cortisone injections until


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You can help ensure our area stays beautiful Driving through our area we are greeted by natures wonderful paintbrush of color. The lush greenery that envelopes our mountainsides, forests and farm lands pleases the eye and the bright strokes of pinks, purples and reds of flowers warms the heart. Rivers and streams delight with their flowing waters and calm the senses. You may not give a moments thought to how these views came to be, or perhaps even more importantly, how they continue to be so breathtakingly beautiful, but today I’ll ask you to think about just that and what part you can play in helping keep our area

Publisher’s Notebook by Betty Ramsey

beautiful. The Pacolet Area Conservancy protects the mountains, forest, farms, waterways and green spaces of our area. In fact they have helped protect more than 8,000 acres in our area. Their logo says, Pacolet Area Conservancy, Saving the places you love. Just take a glance out your window, look in any direction and I’m sure you will have to agree - they do a great job! Now comes the part you can

play in ensuring our beautiful area stays beautiful. Saturday, May 5, the annual PACwalk for Preservation will be held at Tryon Estates and provides the opportunity for a good time while helping raise funds to save our mountains, farms forests, waterways and greenspace. You can choose to walk or run in support of conservation and registration is easy. Register on line (both walkers and runners) at or pick up a form at Nature’s Storehouse or the PAC office in Tryon. For more information you can call PAC at 828-859-5060.

Men’s Monday Afternoon duplicate bridge results, April 2 On April 2, the members of the Men’s Monday Afternoon Duplicate Bridge Club met in the home of Bruce Fritz for their weekly duplicate bridge contest of games.

At the end of the afternoon’s play the partnership Mickey Brandstadter and Bob Palmer were declared winners. Placing second was the team of George Cashua and Ben

Woodward. The partnerships of Mike Verbonic and Jack Saunders placed third. – article submitted by Jack Saunders

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Time for prayer

and my God, she is beautiful!” I smiled hearing the anxiety in Connie’s voice. “Don’t worry As I begin this tale we are sweetheart, we’ll help her if deep in the midst of holy week we can.” “What do we do Lenand my mind drifts between my nie?” she replied, sounding a bit cause and my faith. My belief relieved. system is such that I’m certain “First make sure she’ll give I could not achieve the former her over to you, no questions without the latter asked. Then I want you to take I received a call last week her over to Landrum vet and from my good friend Connie place her there in my name, Brown and after I’ll let them initial greetings know you’re Humane Society she asked, “Lencoming. By the Special Cases nie, I need your way, what’s her Leonard Rizzo advice on somename?” “Magthing.” “What gie,” Connie anis it Connie, are one of your swered, “and what will happen kids sick?” “No, my animals are then?” Connie went on. “Don’t fine,” she replied. “It’s about a worry dear,” I said, “we’ll do Maine Coon cat, she has blood everything we can to get her well in her urine and her back end is and then we’ll go from there. all raw.” “What time can I bring her LenConnie went on to explain nie?” “Eight o’clock will be fine, that the older lady who has her they’ll know she’s coming by can’t afford to help her or keep then.” “That will be perfect and her and she wants her put down. God bless you Lennie.” “Thanks “Is she an older cat, Connie?” Connie, I live for His blessings.” “I think she’s 8 years old Lennie The next morning on the way to work I stopped at Landrum vet to let them know Maggie was coming with the promise I’d check in after my shift. I got back to Landrum vet around noon and learned Maggie was brought in as promised. Dr. Raines was busy so I walked Buck before going in to see Maggie. After I placed Buck in his cage I went to see Maggie and was awestruck by her beauty. She is a tricolor with the deepest and clearest sea green eyes I’ve ever seen on a cat. She was hissing and growling in the corner of her cage and it broke my heart to see her that way. “She’s scared and in pain,” Donna said as she walked over to


me. “What’s wrong with her doc, and can she be fixed?” “She has a bladder stone Lennie, which I’m certain we could treat with the proper foods. Her biggest problem is that she has lots of dead skin on her back end from foul excretion and bacteria. We’ll have to shave her a bit, scrape away the skin and treat the area.” “What then, Donna?” “She should be fine and ready to go home in a few days, all she needs is the proper food and meds till she heals.” “Oh no doc, she’s mine now, let’s just get her well and I’ll find her a home.” Donna smiled and hugged me, “Whatever you need, Lennie,” “She’s beautiful, isn’t she, doc?” “I’ve seen a lot Lennie, she’s most certainly in the top five.” When I got home I called Connie and gave her the news and then asked how she got her there. “She was sweet Lennie, she rode in her cage without any trouble at all.” I was relieved to hear the news, knowing that once the pain and trauma were over she’d be a loving cat again. I then contacted Dana Meyer, my number one go — to person in these matters. After I explained

the whole situation, Dana said, “Send me some photos and I’ll get her into the Maine Coon rescue, they are a great organization that does fine work.” “Thank you Dana, I’ll get that done and please let me know if there are any complications.” “No problem Len, where do you find all these kids?” “They find me,” I replied, as we rang off laughing. I then sat back and prayed for success in this latest endeavor as I often do. I smiled as a warm glow passed over me remembering the words of our Lord, “What you do for the least of these…” Thanks for listening. There’s a month and a half to go before my fundraiser at Tryon Estates and the beautiful auction items are rolling in. This is a very important event for my kids, so please purchase your tickets as soon as you can. I’ll need a decent count a few weeks before the event. Please call me at 828-8595835 or contact the Tryon Daily Bulletin. The food and the people you’ll meet alone are worth the price ($20). What it will do for my kids, priceless.

AARP Driver Safety Program set for April 19 The Meeting Place in Columbus, 75 Carmel Lane, will host the AARP Driver Safety Program of Instruction on Thursday, April 19, from 9 – 1 p.m. The program is open to the public. The AARP Driver Safety

Program is the nation’s first and largest classroom driver refresher course especially designed for drivers age 50 and older. The course is taught by AARP-trained volunteers in a four-hour session. It covers rules of the road, driving environment, and strategies to

compensate for these age related changes. Tests are not given. Course participants may qualify for an auto insurance discount. For a reduced fee, show your AARP membership card. Call 828-894-0001 for reservations. -article submitted

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Dying with debt: will your children inherit your obligations? Dear Savvy Senior What happens to a person’s debt after they die? At age 78, I have accumulated quite a bit of credit card and medical debt over the past few years and am concerned about leaving my son and daughter with a big bill after I die. What can you tell me? ~ Old and Broke Dear Old, In most cases when a person with debt dies, it’s their estate, not their kids that’s legally responsible. Here’s how it works. When you die, your estate – which consists of the stuff you own while you’re alive (home, car, cash, etc.) – will be responsible for paying your debts. Whatever is left over is passed along to your heirs as dictated by the terms of your will, if you have one. If you don’t have a will, the intestacy laws of the state you reside in (see will determine how his estate will be distributed. If, however, you die broke, or there isn’t enough money left over to pay your unsecured debts – credit cards, medical bills, personal loans – then your estate is declared insolvent, and your creditors (those you owe) will have to eat the loss. There are, however, a couple of exceptions that would make your kids legally responsible for

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The Meeting Place Senior Center Tuesday activities include ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; art class, 10 a.m.; bingo or movie, 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. American Legion Auxiliary meets on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the American Legion Hall in Tryon. House of Flags Museum, open Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 33 Gibson Street, Columbus. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. LIFECare of Polk County/ Adult Day Health Care provides services Monday - Friday.

Savvy Senior your unsecured debt after you pass away: if your son or daughter is a joint holder on a credit card account that you owe on, or if they co-signed on a loan with you. Secured debts – loans attached to an asset such as a house or a car – are another story. If you have a mortgage or car loan when you die, those monthly payments will need to be made by your estate or heirs, or the lender & canAssociates, seize the property. Strauss PA Untouchable assets and Estate Planning You also need to be aware Administration Attorneys 212 S. that there areGrove some Street assets, such Hendersonville, NC as 401(k) and 403(b) accounts, Dedicated to brokerage accounts, and some and Protecting lifePreserving insurance policies that crediAssets to. That’s tors cannotYour get access because these accounts typically have designated beneficiaries, and the money goes directly to those people without passing through the estate. Tell your kids If Lee you haven’t alreadyEsq. done so, C. Mulligan, you need to inform your kids Estate Planning for and the executor of your will of your the Single Person financial situation so there are no Q. I after am single and have no surprises you die. children. Why do I need estate If you do indeed die with debt, planning? and you have no assets, settling A. A proper estate plan will your estate be fairlyofsimple. provide forshould the distribution your Your executor will need out assets after your send Just as important, it can also provide for your care in the event you become disabled. Pet therapy every TuesdayNorth is an If you do no planning, opportunity participants Carolina will for determine who yourto interact with a trained pet therapy % "  #   #  "    dog in a safe and meaningful example, if youCall have828-894-2007 a parent living environment. at your date of death, that parent for" more info.    #    Polk County Library will  # #   have preschool story time% every  ! !         " Tuesday at 10:30#a.m. Open to #  % all" areachildren and caregivers.   #" Green Creek Community  # $   Center, Zumba exercise class,    " Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 # a.m.     "  7"   !   " and p.m.,in gym.  # #   Lanier Library Brown Bag # !#   Lunch, Tuesday, April17, noon.

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letters to your creditors explaining the situation, including a copy of your death certificate, and that will probably take care of it. But, your kids may still have to deal with aggressive debt collectors who try to guilt them into paying. If you have some assets, but not enough to pay all your debts, your state’s probate court has a distinct list of what bills get priority. The details vary by state, but generally estate administrating fees, funeral expenses, taxes and last illness medical bills paid first, Strauss & get Associates, PAfollowedEstate by secured debts and Planning andlastly credit card debts. Attorneys Administration Get212 helpS. Grove Street Hendersonville, NC If you have questions regarding Dedicated your specific situation,toyou should Preserving Protecting consult with anand attorney. If your Your Assets need help locating one use, a consumers guide created by the American Bar Association that offers referrals and links to free and low-cost legal help in your area based on your income level. If you don’t have internet access, call the Eldercare Locator at Lee C. Mulligan, Esq. 800-677-1116 for referrals. ad litem SendGuardian your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, Box 5443, Q. What is aP.O. guardian ad Norman, litem? OK 73070, or visit Jim Miller a conA. A guardian adislitem tributor to the NBC Today is usually an attorneyshow or and authorspecially of “The Savvy Senior� other trained book. person who is appointed

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Art Trek Tryon, open studio tour, early this year Spring arrived early in 2012, and so will Art Trek Tryon. The open studios tour, traditionally held in July, will occur the first weekend in May this year. The fourth — annual Art Trek Tryon: Foothills Open Studios will be Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 6, 12 to 5 p.m. Included will be 31 fine art and craft artists throughout Polk County and Landrum, who will open their studios and private galleries to the general public. The event is sponsored by the Upstairs Artspace, Tryon, and is free. Art Trek Tryon offers a variety of art, including painting, Tuesday, december 13, 2011 sculpture, ceramic art, decorative metal, furniture, photography and fiber art. The artists work all year creating new work to be sold at studio prices. “Trekkers” also enjoy the scenery of the foothills while visiting the studios. A brochure with map is available at the Upstairs Artspace, local businesses and at the artists’ studios. It can be downloaded at The Upstairs, located at 49 S. Trade St., is a good place to start the


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artists, which continues through May 19. For information, call 828-859-2828. – article submitted by Karen Jones

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The theme is “We Owe God A Praise.” Several choirs from the upstate, along with Sisters in Christ

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Choir day at Church of the Living God in Tryon April 15 On Sunday, April 15 at 4 p.m., the Church of the Living God, 113 Peake Street, Tryon, will hold a Choir Day.


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