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Tryon Daily Bulletin

The World’s Smallest Daily Newspaper

Vol. 85 / No. 57

Tryon, N.C. 28782

Thursday, April 19, 2012

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25-year-old killed in Coxe Road wreck

Tryon Elementary School will have kindergarten registration Monday, April 30 from 8-10 a.m. and from 2-6 p.m. School officials said they tried to meet the needs of both morning and afternoon working parents. Registration will be held in the annex building, in the hall right outside the kindergarten classrooms.

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


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Thursdays, 7 a.m. - noon, old Searcy Mill parking lot, Hwy. 108, Columbus. N.C. DMV mobile driver’s license unit will be in Columbus in front of the post office on Ward Street on Thursday, April 5 from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. A sign on the light pole in front of the post office will inform people when the unit has had to cancel its visit be(Continued on page 2)

A 25-year-old Polk County resident was killed in a one-vehicle wreck along Coxe Road in the Green Creek community Wednesday, April 18. N.C. State Trooper Robert Cochran said Caleb Armand Newlon Grindley, of 2800 Coxe Road, died at the scene. Cochran said the wreck occurred around 12:15 p.m. He said Grindley was traveling north along Coxe Road, ran off the road on the right side, over-corrected, traveled to the left side of the road and struck a power pole. Cochran said Grindley was wearing a seat belt and speed could have been a factor because of the wet conditions. Grindley was driving a 1993 Honda Civic and was the only occupant of the vehicle. A section of Coxe Road approximately three miles from Hwy. 9 in Green Creek was closed off for a few hours following the wreck. Duke Energy was on scene to repair the power, along with the N.C. Highway Patrol, Polk County Rescue Squad and local firefighters. (photo by Leah Justice)

Polk to give schools an extra $150k next year Schools estimate $675k less in funding next year by Leah Justice

Facing additional cuts this

year and the lack of previous federal stimulus money, Polk County Schools has asked Polk County to fund an additional $150,000. The county board of commissioners met Monday, April 16

and approved adding the additional funding to the budget for its 2012-2013 fiscal year, which begins July 1. Polk Schools Superintendent

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cause of mechanical difficulty or weather-related issues. Saluda Center, Thursday activities: knitting group, 9:30 a.m.; gentle Yin Yoga, 5:30 p.m.; 828-749-9245. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Thursday activities include ceramics, 9:30 a.m. and bingo or movie, 12:30 p.m. 828894-0001. House of Flags Museum, open Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 33 Gibson Street, Columbus. Landrum Library, Lap Babies, 10 a.m., 20- 25 minute session for young children and care givers includes music, nursery rhymes, action poems and short books. Storytime at 10:30 a.m. for preschoolers includes books, music and fingerplays. Call 828457-2218. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. Saluda Community Library, will have preschool story time every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Open to all area children and caregivers. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba exercise class, Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., in gym. Polk County Public Library, free yoga class (bring

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your own mat) every Thursday from noon - 1 p.m. Rotary Club of Tryon meets every Thursday at noon at Tryon Presbyterian Church on Harmon Field Rd. PCHS golf at Grassy Creek. Landrum Library, invites all teens between the ages of 12-18 to learn how to play YuGi-Oh! on Thursday, April 19 from 4-5 p.m. After instruction, teens will play in a tournament (cards will be provided) with prizes for the winners. PCHS JV/V baseball at Mtn. Heritage, 4 p.m. PCHS men’s tennis at Mtn. Heritage, 4 p.m. PCHS V. softball at Mtn. Heritage, 4 p.m. ExploreTryon Tourism Board, will meet Thursday, April 19 at 5 p.m. at Tryon Town Hall, McCown Room. Public welcome. 828-859-6655. PCHS JV softball at Mtn. Heritage, 5:30 p.m. Carolina Camera Club, meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Isothermal Community College. Columbus Lions will meet Thursday, April 19, 6:30 p.m. at Calvert’s Kitchen in Columbus. 828-894-2505. Democratic primary candidates forum, Thursday, April 19 at the Meeting Place Senior Center off Skyuka Rd. in Columbus. Democratic and unaffiliated voters will have an opportunity to meet the Democratic candidates for Polk County commissioner from 6:30 - 7 p.m. The forum will start at 7 p.m. Written questions may be submitted to the moderator upon arrival. 828894-3219. Al-Anon: Foothills Come to Believe, Thursdays, 7 p.m., Polk Wellness Center, 801 W. Mills St., Suite A, Columbus. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba exercise class, Thursdays 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., in gym. Mill Spring VFW Post 10349, bingo, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. (year round). 828-8945098. N A M I s u p p o r t g ro u p ,

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Thursdays, 7 - 8 p.m. in the blue room of Tryon Presbyterian Church, located on Harmon Field Road in Tryon. The group, sponsored by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) is for anyone feeling anxious or depressed and those with a diagnosis of a mental illness. All conversations are confidential. No charge. 828817-0382. AA’s Sobriety and Beyond, Thursdays, 8-9 p.m., Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 1024 W. Main St., Forest City. 828-863-1313. Alcoholics Anonymous, Thursdays, 8 p.m., CooperRiis, Mill Spring. 828-859-7099. Tryon Little Theater (TLT) presents “Knock Knock,” by Jules Feiffer at the TLT Workshop, 516 S. Trade Street, Tryon. Plays at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, April 19-21 and April 26-28 and at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22 and 29. Box office open at the Workshop Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 828-859-2466.


S a l u d a C e n t e r, F r i d a y 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- 8940001. Seniors on Sobriety (SOS) AA Meeting, Fridays at noon, Polk County Chamber of Commerce Building, 2753 Lynn Rd. (Hwy 108), Tryon. 828-8940293. PCHS JV/V baseball home vs. Thomas Jefferson, 4 p.m. PCHS V. softball home vs. Thomas Jefferson, 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. Foothills Astronomy Club meets the third Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at FENCE in the great room. Enter through the back of the building and ask for Jessie Willard. Free. Narcotics Anon., Saluda Senior Center, Friday, 8 p.m.


Grassroots Art Project holds art classes 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 828899-0673 for more information. House of Flags Museum, open Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 33 Gibson Street, Colum(Continued on page 23)

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Art in Bloom weekend features garden tours, art bazaars in Tryon, Landrum Event set for May 12-13 The Tryon Fine Arts will present Art in Bloom, a celebration of artful gardens in the Carolina foothills, on Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13. Highlights for the weekend will be five private gardens on tour in the Tryon and Landrum area on Saturday, May 12 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Each garden will be staffed with a master gardener and a local artist who will be painting the landscapes. On display at TFAC throughout the weekend will be art and sculpture by respected regional artists. On Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m., Tryon Fine Arts Center will present “A Tale of Two Gardens,” with guest speaker Sally Spangler Barnett, author, artist and editor of Garden Club of America Bulletin. Following the presentation will be a recep-

tion, providing an opportunity for the public to meet Barnett and the artists whose work will be exhibited throughout the TFAC grounds. Sunday events will be held at the Tryon Fine Arts Center. Back by popular demand is the bazaar on Saturday, which will take place in both downtown Tryon and downtown Landrum. Free to the public, it will feature vendors of plants and garden art on sale from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. “We are so grateful to all the local merchants that are supporting Art in Bloom by selling tickets,” said Jeanie Daniel, cochair for the bazaar. “The entire Carolina foothills community has come together to support the Tryon Fine Arts Center as we celebrate our beautiful community through the appreciation of the arts and gardens.” (Continued on page 5)

A stream at Beaumont, one of the gardens on the Art in Bloom garden tour. (photo by Elaine Pearsons)

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Landrum City Council members Tuesday, April 10 unanimously approved the expenditure of $13,050 to replace the existing roof on the city’s fire department. “I can attest to the fact that they definitely need the roof - as I walked around up there with Chief Flynn you could see it,” said City Administrator Steve Wolochowicz. “When you’re on the ground things always look better up high than they are.” The contract for the new roof was awarded to Ed Bottom Roofing of Landrum after four bids were considered. Only two of those bids discussed sealing the building’s firewall. Some included 30-year architectural shingles and others

only 20-25 years. The department’s roof is about 20 years old, Wolochowicz said, and there is currently moss growing on the eastern side where a masonry wall separates each side of the building. Wolochowicz said there is the likelihood this means there could be some water infiltrating the structure, especially since there is water damage inside that he said has been going on for some time. Funds for the project will come from the fire dept. budget and the city’s FY2012 general budget. Wolochowicz said he has talked to the insurance adjuster but said he didn’t believe there was much chance of getting coverage from them.

• Polk schools

to contribute $5,097,055 to the school system to make up for shortfalls. “Once again we’re using the same approach as we’ve done the past three years,” Miller said. “We’re not asking for any increases in the capital budget.” This year the county contributed $4,634,788 to the school system’s operational budget and another $312,267 to capital improvements. The recommended budget for next year will include $4,784,788 for the school system’s operational budget and the same $312,267 for capital improvements. “That $675k is my best guess at this time,” said Miller. “That third prong is money we will put in from leftover this year or from our savings.” N.C. legislation plans to meet in May, when the school systems will have a better idea of how much money will be funded. Commissioners thanked Miller and county manager Ryan Whitson for working together so closely over the past few years to know these cuts were coming. Commissoner chair Ray Gasperson asked Miller about the

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Bill Miller said the system’s best guess is that the schools will have to make up for an approximately $675,000 deficit next year. Of that deficit, Miller said approximately $580,000 is from federal stimulus money the school system has received over the past three fiscal years, which has been used to cover previous shortfalls. The school system will also send back an additional approximately $100,000 to the state next year. Last year, Polk County was required to send back approximately $700,000 in funding and next year’s estimate is at $800,000. Miller said with the help of county funding, the school system plans to cut $250,000 from its budget and make up the difference in energy savings from this year, the school’s fund balance or a combination of the two. Polk County contributed $4,947,055 to the school system this year, which was approximately $400,000 more than the previous year because of state cuts and the preschool program. Next year the county plans redeemed - 19

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Saluda Center bridge results, April 9 Winners of bridge played at Saluda Center on April 9 were as follows: First: Veevee Blackshear and John Ross Second: Marsha Burns and Talley Wannamaker Third: Lee Ellis and Lesesne Smith Fourth: Marvis Headley and Sabra Kleinau Fifth: Livvy French and Maria McCall

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The five gardens on tour represent the eclectic nature of the foothills area, from vegetable beds, native plants and shrubs to structured English gardens and a touch of Oriental art and influence. There is no parking at the garden sites. Free remote parking with frequent shuttle service will be provided at the Family Dollar shopping center – 1005 Hwy. 176 S. (corner of Lakeshore Drive) between Landrum and Tryon. Tickets for the garden tours on Saturday, May 12 include refreshments and free parking at the shuttle site. Tickets for the presentation and reception include light appetizers and beverages. Combination tickets for both days are also available. Tickets for the weekend are on sale online and at the follow-

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preschool program for next year. Miller said he couldn’t make any promises with state funding but feels confident Polk County’s program will remain intact. This year the school system began the year with one fewer preschool class but was able to reinstate it during the middle of the year. “In Polk, with your help and grants we receive from Head

Sixth: Mary Margaret Lejeune and Valerie Thompson. Games are played each Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Saluda Center, with a mini-lesson at 12:45 p.m. prior to the game. A partner is guaranteed. If you would like to learn to play or if you would like to learn the modern methods of bidding, contact Tollie Ross at 864-457-5931. – article submitted by Tollie Ross



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ing local merchants: Columbus The Flower Cottage The Garden Patch Landrum Accents on Main Expressions Flower Shop P.J.’s Fashions Tryon Down to Earth Garden Center Frog and Swan Tryon Fine Arts Center Vines and Stuff For information and to purchase tickets for Art in Bloom, please call Tryon Fine Arts Center at 828-859-8322 or visit www.art-in-bloom.org. Tryon Fine Arts Center, located on Melrose Avenue in Tryon, has been a center for participation in the visual and performing arts for more than 43 years. – article submitted by Marianne Carruth

Start and those who can pay a little bit, I feel like we will be in good shape,” Miller said. “We did without one classroom last year but because of your help put it back at the middle of the year. We’re making every plan to have the same number of classrooms next year as we have this year.” Whitson will present a recommended budget to commissioners on May 7. The county is required to adopt a new budget by June 30.







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Blue Ridge Christian Academy news Heritage festival Blue Ridge Christian Academy (BRCA) will hold a Heritage Festival Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The featured guest will be Scott Hagan, “The Barn Artist.” Other attractions include artisans, crafts, live music, a children’s area, a plant sale and BBQ. For booth rental or general information, visit www.heritagefestival.us. Student awards The following students recently received ACSI Creative Writing Awards: Superior: Jesse Breazeale, Brittney Sparrow, Tempest Thomas, Emily Vann, Mia McCarter, Sydney Phillips and Jennifer Hitt Excellent: Andrew Baker, Mary Ann McMinn, Haley How-

ell, Annie McDonald and Mason Bird Students who receive a “Superior” rating on their piece will have their pieces published in an ACSI publication of all “Superior” pieces in the Southeast Region (seven states). The following students placed in the ACSI Regional Geography Bee held at Blue Ridge Christian Academy: Second place: Kaylee Sparrow Fifth place: Raleigh Canup Sixth place: Dakota Merrill Athletics BRCA varsity soccer will play the Greenville Hurricanes on Thursday, April 19. – article submitted by Angie Dentler

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Local author, illustrator visit Tryon Elementary

Linda Martin and Alice Feagan visited Tryon Elementary School recently to discuss their new book, “The Summer of the Rabbits.” They are both from Polk County and said they were happy to revisit their old school. Author Martin read the book to the school and explained how she came up with the concept for the book. She later entertained questions from students and showed them a picture of her dog, Cocoa, who is a main character in the book. Illustrator Feagan demonstrated how she came to illustrate the book as well as the process she uses. (photo submitted by Sue Heston)


Richard G. LeBlanc

Richard G. LeBlanc of Columbus, formerly of Westland, Mich., 90, died Saturday, April 14, 2012. Dick was born in Detroit, Mich., the son of the late Harold and Marion LeBlanc. He served during World War II in the United States Marine Corps, and lived a long and productive life in the tool and die industry. Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 62 years, Wanda Lee. Cherished father of Lynn (Jeff) Hinderleider of Canton, Mich. and son, Michael (Ginger) LeBlanc of Fenton, Mich., and Beth Anne (Jack) Holmes of Tryon. Dearest brother of Frances Blair of Riverview, Mich. and the late Doris (George) Olmstead of Lansing, Mich. and Mary Lou (Edward) Aguzzi of Howell, Mich. Adored Pipi of



Karen (Ray) Luttermoser of Westland, Mich., Jennifer (Brian) Abrams of Livonia, Mich., Nicole Hurst of Atlanta, Ga., Michael LeBlanc of South Lyon, Mich., Cody Holmes of Tryon and Katie Holmes of Tryon. Endeared Great Pipi of Rebecca Court of Livonia, Mich., Jake Luttermoser of Westland, Mich. and Hunter Abrams of Livonia, Mich. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was dearly loved and will be immensely missed always. No services are planned. An online guest register is available at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com. McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.


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A memorial service for John (Jack) Carey will be held at Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Tryon on May 5 at 2 p.m.

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Landrum High School (LHS) senior Jordan Farmer, center, signs her letter of intent with North Greenville, as (back row) principal Brian Sherman; coach Tucker Hamrick; LHS Athletic Director John Cann; (front) father, Robert Farmer; and mother, Chris Farmer, watch. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

LHS pitcher Jordan Farmer signs with North Greenville by Samantha Hurst

Landrum High School senior Jordan Farmer signed to play softball at North Greenville University Wednesday, April 17. “I really wanted to stay close to home,” Farmer said. “Also the atmosphere of the school is really great with it being in a small town – it’s what I’m used to and it just felt right.” Farmer, who’s played softball since she was 4, said the game has always been a love of hers. In seventh grade, Farmer said

her dad convinced her to give pitching lessons a try and those first lessons forever changed her course in the game. By eighth grade Farmer began as the starting pitcher for the varsity Cardinals. LHS Varsity Softball Coach Tucker Hamrick said watching Farmer sign a college scholarship was a huge moment for him. Hamrick was named the softball coach at Landrum four years ago and has coached Farmer her entire high school career.

“It means a lot to me because Jordan is my second player to sign to play at college,” Hamrick said. “She knows every aspect of the game and I trust her in any game situation.” Taking the mound each game became a way of life for Farmer quickly and she said she appreciates that role. “I love as a pitcher being a part of every piece of the game. You are in control and it puts you in a leadership position,” Farmer said.

Hamrick said he believes Farmer will do incredibly well at North Greenville. “I think she’ll step in at the role they need her to play and be competitive at all times,” he said. “As far as how she’ll do academically – I think there is no doubt she’ll excel.” Farmer plans to study secondary education at North Greenville with hopes of one day becoming a teacher and eventually leading her own high school softball team.

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Polk Wolverine tennis beats W. Henderson, falls to Owen by Samantha Hurst

The Polk County Wolverines went into doubles tennis play against West Henderson Monday, April 16 needing just one more win on the court to call the match a victory. With that match pretty much in the bag, it was Owen that Coach Richard Davis looked to beat. “West Henderson was a good team and a good tune up after spring break before Owen,” Davis said. “But Owen was the team we had to beat.” For the Wolverines, confidence was vital as they headed into a rematch against Owen Tuesday, April 17. The Wolverines lost to Owen two weeks ago, 5-4, and needed to beat Owen in order to have the chance to play a tiebreaking match and make their way into regional play as a team. Unfortunately, that dream was cut short for Davis and his guys as they fell 6-3 Tuesday

night. “It’s been a great season but as always they seem to have one or two more players that are better than we are,” Davis said. “We still have the conference tournament and the individual regionals left to play. It’s been a fun year and a good group of kids,” he said. “In my opinion this is possibly the best team we’ve had at Polk and it would be a waste to be a great team all season and not make it to the playoffs.” Davis said even with the Wolverines’ loss to Owen there is the chance they could get into regionals as a wild card. Even then he said his guys would have to go up against the best team in the first round. He said several of the team’s singles players could also make it to regionals. Davis said his team, 14-4 overall, has played hard this season and he hopes his guys

Doubles team Madison Alexander and Sam Vining take the court in the Wolverines’ match against West Henderson Monday, April 16. PCHS beat W. Henderson but fell to Owen Tuesday, April 17. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

can keep their confidence up. “Tennis is all about confidence – who feels like they’re

playing well and who doesn’t – we’ll just have to serve it up and see what happens,” Davis said.


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Letter to the Editor

Proposition 1 and Polk County It seems that the battle over same sex marriages personified in Proposition 1, an amendment to the state constitution that defines marriage between a man and a woman as the only domestic union legally valid, has come to the idyllic small towns and rural communities that make up Polk County. Yet all of us should beware the consequences of the fight over the passage of Proposition 1 no matter its fate. Like a Damoclean sword, it hangs by a hair over our perception of who and what we are as neighbors and as a community. That proposition will amend the lives of many of us. The first predictable outcome of all the attention and debate probably will be muted and long-term, namely that of “raising people’s awareness” as it was called in the 1960s. Although overly emotionalized, the debate itself brings into focus an issue more hushed than

discussed, more avoided than asserted here in the foothills. Ultimately, it’s good to know what kind of community we really have in Polk County. The second, that of a harsh, moralizing opposition, will be instant, personal, reflexive and judgmental. Not surprisingly, it largely will be male. Anyone who has read the Tryon Daily Bulletin’s April 4th issue surely must be struck by that fact. Moreover, advocates of Proposition 1 usually and often mask themselves behind religion to silence any disagreement and justify any anti-gay argument. In a southern culture like that of Tryon’s, religion has an almost unassailable and iconic status. Why are same sex marriages and same sex practices wrong? Simple — Rev. Warren Elliott, an advance man for God’s judgment, says it is so, and anyone who can read passages like those in Genesis and Leviticus knows that. Yet all of us should be wary of what the Bible “says” about contemporary issues like same

sex marriage and homosexuality. Before me I have a Word in Life Study Bible of the New Testament. I expected but could not find marriage mentioned between “lust” and “men.” My new revised standard version of the Bible doesn’t even have a glossary or index at all. Many older Bibles do not. In fact, a great many but not all Biblical indexes, glossaries and references avoid contemporary subjects altogether, preferring instead timeless ones like kindness, love, grace and duty. Even more to the point for Christians, Jesus of Nazareth has nothing attributed to him on same sex practices, nor do the Gospels treat the subject. Homosexuality, a very modern term, did not even enter the lexicon until the 1880s. As a complex, profound and divinely inspired collection of documents brought together over centuries, the Bible was never meant to speak to a specific time and culture but to all ages and all people. If anything, the Bible surely should arouse and inspire in all who read it a life of faith and love and not of hate and condemnation. The institution of marriage grew out of secular and social institutions and not necessarily out of Biblical ones. As one observer wryly observed, even Adam and Eve would need a marriage license today. That’s why legislatures and courts have so much to say about the institution and why we’re voting on Proposition 1. In general, the more religion becomes involved, the greater the problem and its exaggeration. Remember Henry VIII’s difficulty with the Pope and marriage? Major Protestant figures like John Calvin and Martin Luther recognized marriage as a worldly and not an ecclesiastical matter while Catholics still thought it a solely Christian affair. Although

that divide still exists today, Catholic churches seldom take a public stance on an issue like Proposition 1. In the end, the toxic mixture of religion, politics, and government produces not only fewer rights for all but also less tolerance for the unorthodox. Just remember bizarre results that might occur, such as the Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas boycotting the funerals of slain war heroes because the military allows homosexuals to serve. Lastly, do issues like those emerging from Proposition 1 have a place in local politics? Of course they do. The justification for that does not lie with the actions of Spruce Pine or McDowell County but with historic tendencies within North Carolina. For example, Jesse Helms famously used state and national issues like taxation and homosexuality while a member of the Raleigh City Council. Indeed, Helms seemed unusually fixated on homosexuality throughout his career. It always turned out the rural vote for his narrow victories. Yet state issues involving Biblical and moral questions have infused local politics for generations. When faced with the evolution controversy of the 1920s, local commissions and school boards debated the issue in Biblical, even apocalyptic terms, while the General Assembly passed on it altogether. The same was true for prohibition after its repeal. Still, all of us should ask why Republicans promote Proposition 1 in a quadrennial election year while Democrats want it avoided altogether, at least on a local level. Jesse Helms understood only too well. Nonetheless, far more fundamental questions are involved for those of us who live in Polk County than just the passage of a few words. Milton Ready, Tryon

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)


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

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Beekeeping graduates from extension center

Pictured are the 19 graduates of the 2012 beginner beekeeping class sponsored by the Polk County Extension Center. The five-session course was taught by local beekeeper and business owner Phil Holbert of Saluda. Participants learned how to care for their bees and what steps to take to ensure their hives remain healthy and produce plenty of honey. The local residents who attended were Drenda Brennan, Ruth Brown, Debbie Chapman, Ed Chapman, Curtis Conner, Todd Constance, Jerry Covil, Duncan Ely, Mary Ann Gilbert, Cathy Hoosier, Tory Leibfried, Patricia North, Richard North, Bethany Ray, Chris ter Kuile, Claude Turner, Greg Turner, Belynda Veser and Kim Van Voorhis. This was the second year a basic beekeeping series of classes was offered by the local county extension center. The objective is to help increase the number of honeybees in Polk County plus help local beekeepers maintain their hives in good health. (photo submitted by John Vining)

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2012 Foothills Craft Fair deadline for entries extended to April 27 The deadline for accepting deadlines for the 2012 Foothills Craft Fair to be held in conjunction with the Blue Ridge Barbecue & Music Festival has been extended to Friday, April 27, according to craft chair Tabitha Cantrell. Notifications for acceptance will be announced no later than Friday, May 4. Cantrell said that the later notification date also applies to those who have already submitted applications. “We are encouraging area crafters to get their applications in as soon as possible, as space is limited,” said Cantrell. “They can download an application on our website, BlueRidgeBBQFestival.com; stop by the festival office at the Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce Building, 2753 Lynn Road in Tryon; or call the BBQ office at 828-859-7427 and ask for one by mail. All the details

are included on the application.” The 2012 Blue Ridge Barbecue & Music Festival will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9 at Harmon Field in Tryon, and the Foothills Crafts Fair operates right in the middle of it. It is a juried fine arts and crafts show that has enjoyed a reputation for the range and quality of items for sale, with nothing manufactured or imported. The festival can easily boast an annual attendance of 15,000 to 20,000, and many guests come back year after year looking forward to shopping the Foothills Crafts Fair. They enjoy watching the crafts fair artisans who demonstrate their skills – and the artisans who do so say they have found they sell more when the people are engaged. For further information about the craft fair, sponsorship, volunteering or any other aspect of

Visitors stroll among the crafters tents each year at the Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival. (photo submitted by Brenda Bradshaw)

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Lynch, class of 2011, also attended and served as a huddle leader. – article submitted by William Pack

Picnic for the Planet in at Brookwood Park in Landrum An Earth Day picnic is planned in Landrum on Sunday, April 22 at Brookwood Park from 4 p.m. until dusk. Greener Landrum, a local group promoting recycling and sustainability, will sponsor the picnic in observance of the nationwide annual celebration of Earth Day. This year the Nature Conservancy is promoting Earth Day picnics in the attempt to set a world record for the largest

number of people at an Earth Day event. Annie Ewing, a spokesperson for the Greener Landrum committee, said the event will feature local farmer displays, children’s activities and a “junk art” sculpture created out of discarded and interesting broken toys, knickknacks, etc., to be assembled on the lawn during the picnic. Musical instruments are encouraged for participation in a song swap

of old and American vintage songs by the Foothill Jammers. Brookwood Park is located on the east side of downtown Landrum at the corner of Rutherfordton and Bomar streets. Bring a picnic, chairs and blankets, musical instruments and interesting discards for the sculpture between 4 p.m. and dusk, when the park closes. – article submitted by Annie Ewing

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Hospice House welcomes Bessie, new ‘COW’

Leslie Russell, RN (left) and Ann Curtis welcome “Bessie” to the Hospice House. She is the first COW (computer on wheels) to take residency and permanently roam the halls at the Hospice House. Also pictured is Bessie’s mom, little ceramic cow, “Mabel.” (photo submitted by Venecia Willoughby)

Dog Agility Trials April 27 – 29 The Blue Ridge Agility Club of Western North Carolina will host a United States Dog Agility Association (USDAA) agility trial Friday, Saturday and Sunday April 27 - 29 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. The event will be held at FENCE in Tryon. Spectators are welcome and admission is free. Please leave your dogs comfortably at home. More than 200 purebred and mixed bred dogs from throughout the southeast will compete at various levels of difficulty, against each other and the clock. USDAA trials include one “standard” run per day, plus four “games” – Gamblers, Pairs, Snooker and Jumpers. The dogs compete according to their experience level in three categories: Starters, Advanced and Masters. The rules and courses become more difficult at the higher levels. On Sunday, the trial includes a qualification round to enter the USDAA Grand Prix. The local

qualifying events lead to regional championships, which entitle the dog to enter the USDAA World Championships. Another local qualifying event will be the USDAA Steeplechase, a tworound tournament with an emphasis on speed. The Dog Agility Steeplechase championships will be held this fall. Agility is a competitive team sport comprised of a handler and his or her dog. The object of agility is for the handler to navigate the dog through a timed obstacle course without the dog making a mistake. The agility course is comprised of jumps, weave poles, tunnels and climbing apparatuses. Agility rules focus on safety for the dog. The sport of agility combines control, training and drive into a challenging game for both the handler and the dog. The United States Dog Agility Association (USDAA) is (Continued on page 19)

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SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) now in Polk County SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives), a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, is now available in Polk County. Polk and Rutherford counties recently combined to form a branch office of the Western North Carolina SCORE Chapter. The creation of a local SCORE presence is a project of Polk’s Economic and Tourism Development Commission. SCORE is a non-profit organization of experienced business executives who offer free seminars and management advice to small business owners and people who want to start a business. All SCORE counselors are volunteers and there is no fee for services. As a service partner with the Small Business Administration, SCORE is partly funded by the SBA, which also provides small business loans through local banks for eligible businesses. SCORE counselors come from a wide background of business experiences, including manufacturing, finance, retail and wholesale operations, engineering, marketing, advertising, construction and Internet-based businesses. The local SCORE chapter provides face-to-face and online counselors to assist clients with many small business issues, such as new business concept evaluation, financial records and reports, advertising, new product evaluation, buying and selling a business, human resource issues, marketing plans, purchasing, In-

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the world’s largest independent authority for the sport of dog agility, with more than 25,000 registered competitors and more than 200 different breeds of dogs, including mixed breeds. USDAA represents more than 100 affiliated groups throughout the continental United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and Japan.

Bill Kerns (left) of SCORE, new business owner Michele Lynch (center) and Jerry Kuechmann of SCORE. (photo submitted by Bill Kerns)

ternet marketing and more. The Polk chapter’s local website, www.westernnc.score.org, offers many business aids, including a pre-counseling checklist, business plan outline, business tips and tools and a request for counseling form. SCORE also partners with other groups to sponsor seminars and workshops on topics of interest to small businesses. SCORE can be reached at 828-693-8702. - article submitted by Bill Kerns The Blue Ridge Agility Club host’s several trials during the year at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Fletcher, N.C. The upcoming trials will be held on May 25 – 27, Dec. 14 - 16 and January 18 - 20, 2013. For more information, visit www.blueridgeagility.com or call 828-713-3278. – article submitted by the Blue Ridge Agility Club


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Sunny View students make video connections with other schools Live video conversations with Michigan, New York, Florida, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Louisiana. This didn’t happen on the national television news, but right here in Polk County. During March, seven classes at Sunny View Elementary School participated in videoconferences with other classes around the United States. The event was called Read Around the Planet, which is an annual celebration of reading using videoconference technology. Sunny View Elementary classes collaborated with other classes around the country to share poems, songs, stories, research and information about where we live. To connect to the other classes, Sunny View School used its Polycom equipment, including camera, microphones and a screen. Technical support was provided by the Polk County Schools Technology Department. Third-grade teacher Holly Owens commented: “My class loved being able to talk to other third-

grade students and compare their lives with children who live in a different state.” The experience also served as a motivational tool: “When my class learned that they would have a chance to present what they have learned about the Cherokee to our partner class in Michigan, it gave them a real incentive to work together on preparing their posters and summaries,” said Chip Cash, third-grade teacher. Kindergarten teacher Julie Maziarka shared this comment about their experience: “Our partner school showed a skit about bullying, complete with talented break dancing! We sang songs about continents, oceans, planets and a nursery rhyme. The children were very curious about each other’s schools.” The video visits ended with comments that included, “When can we connect again?” – article submitted by Angela Hall

Box office open Thurs., April 5 TLT presents 'Knock Knock'

Fifth graders Cara Kensland, Michelle Solis and Luke Sellers share some of their favorite poems with a fifth-grade class at North DeSoto Elementary School in Stonewall, La. Reading teacher Debbie Chapman correlated her classroom poetry study with the videoconference to create an enriching educational experience. (photo submitted by Angela Hall)

a comedy by Jules Feiffer directed by Frances McCain

Performance Dates: April 19-22 and April 26-29 All performances at the Tryon Little Theater's Workshop

516 S. Trade St., Tryon (next to Mr. Juan's)

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Box Office Open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Call 828-859-2466 for information

Third-graders Stella Tallon, Ivey Upton and Tyler Bowling share information from their reading and research about the Cherokee tribe, specifically where the Cherokee live. Teacher Holly Owens helps facilitate the videoconference between her students and a third-grade class in Port Washington, N.Y. (on Long Island). (photo submitted by Angela Hall)

Thursday, April 19, 2012 Tryon Daily Bulletin  / The World’s Smallest Daily Newspaper

Polk Early College fundraiser May 5 Volunteers in support of Polk County Early College (PCEC) in partnership with Women in Business Unite will present the inaugural Spring Flair on Saturday, May 5 on the grounds at Stearns beginning at 10 a.m. The purpose of the event is to raise funds for the PCEC to use to pay for textbooks, supplies and transportation for field trips and college trips. The festival will include many booths at which people may enjoy shopping, face painting, games, raffles, an oldfashioned cake walk, listening to live music and eating BBQ prepared by the Polk County School Shooting Team students,

coaches and parents. The Columbus Curb Market will be just across the street, and visitors may stroll from one venue to another to enjoy the festivities. Vendors can rent 10’ x 10’ booths; each vendor is required to provide one raffle item worth $10. Tents and display tables are not supplied. For more information, contact Amy Johnson at 828-7493580, 828-808-4762 or amy@ knitcality.com or Anita Bowyer at 828-817-1478 or WomenInBusinessUnite@gmail.com. – article submitted by Chloé Elizabeth Gilbert

Carolina Keglers bowling results, April 4 Here are the results of the Carolina Keglers bowling on Wednesday, April 4. Women’s high game: Phyllis Ruegg – 170 Karen Andersson – 167 Women’s high series: Karen Andersson – 445 Phyllis Ruegg – 443 Men’s high game: Dave Ritchie – 187 Jack Knirk – 179 Men’s high series: Dave Ritchie – 525 Jack Knirk – 504 Most pins over average: Dave Ritchie +38 Phyllis Ruegg +33 The Keglers have room for new bowlers. This is a low-key fun league for adults over 50

who want a little recreation. The group bowls on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. at Autumn Lanes in Forest City, N.C. The regular season ends April 25. Starting May 2 and continuing through the summer, anyone considering joining the Keglers may come in to meet the group and enjoy open bowling; no teams, no averages, just fun. Anyone wishing to join the Keglers should contact Mike Davidson at 828-894-5823 or email kwk1970@windstream. net. Members are asked to call Davidson when they cannot bowl. – article submitted by Mike Davidson

Men’s Monday bridge club results, April 9 O n A p r i l 9 , t h e M e n ’s Monday Afternoon Duplicate Bridge Club met in the home of Bob Palmer for its weekly duplicate bridge contest of games. At the end of the afternoon’s play the partnership of Mickey Brandstadter and Charlie Strat-

ford were declared winners. Placing second was the team of Gordon Cwik and David Hart, and the partnership of Ken Yeager and Ben Woodward placed third. – article submitted by Jack Saunders




expresses its appreciation to the following for sponsoring its 2011-12 season Bank of America 69 Pacolet Street Tryon, NC (828) 859-5816 Bob Bell -- Classic Company Horse Shows (843) 768-5503 Carruth Furniture 104 South Howard Street Landrum, SC (864) 457-3344 Christopher Chestnut -- Edward Jones 400 East Rutherford Street, Suite 320 Landrum, SC (864) 457-3982 Elmo's Pub & Grill 82 North Trade Street Tryon, NC (828) 859-9615 First Citizens Bank 570 South Trade Street Tryon, NC (828) 859-9137 Flower Cottage of Columbus 148 East Mills Street Columbus, NC (828) 894-3989 Foothills Financial Group 920 East Rutherford Street, Unit B Landrum, SC (864) 457-2426 Hare & Hound 101 East Rutherford Street Landrum, SC (864) 457-3232 Edward L Harrelson, Attorney at Law -- Coiner, Harrelson & Shelton, P.A. 136 South King Street, Suite F Hendersonville, NC (828) 698-2345 Healthy Balance Center for Empowered Living 104 Palmer Street Tryon, NC (828) 817-1064 Henson Collision Center 22575 Asheville Hwy Landrum, SC (864) 457-5446 Henson's Inc 22575 Asheville Hwy Landrum, SC (864) 457-4104 Kelly Moving 12290 Highway 11 Campobello, SC (864) 468-5059 Knitter's Nest 101 North Church Street Landrum, SC (864) 457-4637 LaurelHurst/Laurel Woods 1062-1064 West Mills Street Columbus, NC (828) 894-3900 Justin T McDaniel -- Allstate Insurance Company 115 West Mills Street, Suite 106 Columbus, NC (828) 894-3269 McKinsey Printing 1141 South Trade Street Tryon, NC (828) 859-7044 Mary Meyers -- Vocal Coach 456 Baker Road Tryon, NC (828) 859-5966 Millard & Company 22 Depot Street Tryon, NC (828) 859-7001 Mr. Juan's Mexican Restaurant 526 South Trade Street Tryon, NC (828) 859-6858 A. Bailey Nager, Attorney at Law Post Office Box 851 Tryon, NC (828) 859-0216 Nature's Storehouse 427 South Trade Tryon, NC (828) 859-6356 Octane, Inc. 109 South Main Street Hendersonville, NC (828) 693-6699 Prince Gas 202 Rose Lane Landrum, SC (864) 457-2490 PUP 'n TUB Mobile Pet Grooming Tryon, NC (828) 817-4881 The Purple Onion 16 Main Street Saluda, NC (828) 749-1179 SCBT & NCBT Wealth Management 349 East Main Street, Suite 201 Spartanburg, SC (864) 342-4900 Peter Shanahan, CFP, CRPC -- Merrill Lynch 226 Sixth Avenue East Hendersonville, NC (828) 696-4499 Tryon Daily Bulletin 16 North Trade Street Tryon, NC (828) 859-9151 Tryon Estates 617 Laurel Lake Drive Columbus, NC (828) 894-3000 Tryon Mountain Hardware 2186 Lynn Rd Lynn, NC (828) 859-9223 Tryon Pharmacy 620 South Trade Street Tryon, NC (828) 859-6615 Madelon Wallace -- Walker, Wallace & Emerson Realty 400 East Rutherford Street Landrum, SC (864) 457-2448 (800) 442-4749 Wells Fargo Private Bank 101 North Pine Street Spartanburg, SC (864) 596-4158 Randy Wohnig -- Aardvark Restorations & Renovations Landrum, SC (864) 316-3015 Zenzera Restaurant 208 East Rutherford Street Landrum, SC (864) 457-4554


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PAC hikers at the Green River Game Lands Hike on April 13. (photo submitted by Pam Torlina)

Celebrate Earth Day with the Pacolet Area Conservancy On Saturday, April 21, hikers are invited to join the Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) for the final hike of PAC’s spring hiking series. Celebrate Earth Day with PAC Land Protection Specialist Pam Torlina as she leads hikers on a 3.5-mile, moderate interpretive hike at the PAC-protected Norman Wilder Forest (included on the North Carolina Birding Trail). Torlina will point out native flora and fauna of the season and hikers will have the opportunity to see many spring wildflowers and hear newly arriving songbirds, so be sure to bring your binoculars. Then, after the hike, stick around the PAC office for a “show and tell” about some of the native species living in area forests, including birds, using real specimens. Norman Wilder Forest is owned and managed by PAC

and was first opened to the public in September 2001. It consists of 185 acres of protected, mature, mixed hardwood forest located on the steep slopes of Little Warrior Mountain, within the watershed of the North Pacolet River. The trail begins off of Hwy. 176, winding through an area that once had several home sites, evident by the exposed rock walls along the trail and old foundations located in the forest. The start of the trail is also a site of kudzu eradication efforts by the PAC “Kudzu Warriors,” who have been eradicating kudzu and other non-native and invasive plants from the site for slightly more than a year. The trail continues to ascend Little Warrior Mountain, eventually joining Tau Rock Vineyard Road. Then, leaving the private road, the trail winds through the forest, offering

views and providing hikers with a leafy canopy of shade trees. The trail leads hikers to a rock wall continually wet from a spring above, a “drip falls,” creating a unique spray cliffs community of plants. Bridges, steps and trails add to the enjoyment of the hike. If you are interested in attending the PAC hike at Norman Wilder Forest, please contact the PAC office to sign up by phone at 828-859-5060 or email landprotection@pacolet. org. Hikers will meet at the PAC office, 850 N. Trade St. in Tryon (near the Frog and Swan and Nancy Roth Antiques), on Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. to carpool to Norman Wilder Forest. Hikers should expect to return to the PAC office no later than 1 p.m.; however, return time varies depending on the

number and the varying pace of the hikers. Then, don’t forget to stick around for more interpretation of wildlife at the PAC office. Hikers should wear appropriate clothing and footwear; bring a bag lunch and/or snack and plenty of water. Be sure to bring any personal medication that you may require. In case of inclement weather, contact the PAC office by 8:15 a.m. on the day of the hike to see if the hike will take place. If you cannot make this hike but would like to support PAC’s conservation efforts, please attend PACWalk or PACRun on Saturday, May 5 at Tryon Estates. For more information, contact PAC at 828-859-5060 and/or visit PAC’s website, where you can register online. - article submitted by Pam Torlina

Thursday, April 19, 2012 Tryon Daily Bulletin  / The World’s Smallest Daily Newspaper


O’Neal laNdscapiNg Lawn Maintenance


Landscaping, retaining walls, tractor & bobcat work, rock work.

Insured Call 828-863-2143

Polk Central School kindergarteners Lindsey Dotson, Logan Rhodes, and Cithaly Guerrero hold their Terrific Kids bumper stickers. (photo submitted by Lynn Montgomery)

Polk Central Elementary Kiwanis Terrific Kids for March The following students at Polk Central Elementary were chosen by their teachers as Terrific Kids for March: Pre-Kindergarten Ms. Hathaway – Maggie Gaven Ms. Jackson – Sam Lammers Ms. Thompson – Zane McAbee Ms. Whittemore – Mahaley Wilson Kindergarten Ms. Edwards – Lindsey Dotson Ms. McCormick – Logan Rhodes Ms. Tanko – Cithaly Guerrero

First grade Ms. Bame – Annabelle Ruff Ms. Cox – Chloe Davis Ms. Powell – Chloe Hall Second grade Ms. Dotson – Lauren Dotson Ms. Fowler – Jasmine Painter Ms. Walters – Lindsey Jenkins Third grade Ms. Carlson – Kirsten Carambot Ms. Ford – Alfredo Cruz Ms. Siegel – Maddy Lawter Fourth grade Ms. Arledge – Rylee Barwell Ms. Davis – Alex RamirezBautista Ms. Wilson – Jackson Price

Fifth grade Ms. Hardin – Aliyah Busbee Ms. Smith – Tucker Morrow Ms. Walter – Melanie Huizer, Juniper Walter Tryon Kiwanis Club sponsors the Terrific Kids program at Polk Central, as well as Sunny View and Tryon Elementary Schools. Each student chosen by the teacher receives a certificate, a pencil and a bumper sticker. School counselor Susan Howell displays pictures of the winners for each month on a bulletin board at the school. – article submitted by Lynn Montgomery

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pants should bring a potluck dish and their own serving plates and utensils. For more information, and piano or contactFlute caroljackson@tds.net mindywiener@gmail.com. music for parties,

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. 828894-0001. Christian Fellowship Luncheon, TJ’s Cafe, Tryon, Mondays except holidays, noon - 1 p.m.; food, fellowship and discussion of relevant issues; interdenominational.859-5051. 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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bus. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. Thermal Belt Friendship Council, monthly luncheon Saturday, April 21, 11:45 a.m. at Southside Smokehouse and Grille in Landrum. All are invited. 864-457-2426 or friendshipcouncil.homestead.com.


Slow Food Foothills will meet Sunday, April 22 at the Saluda Inn at 4:30 p.m. Partici-

Duetto Monday gallery openings,

Polk County Mobile Recyand other clingweddings Unit, Mondays, Harmon Field/Tryon, 7 a.m. - noon. special occasions. Saluda Center, Tuesdays, chair exercise, 9:30 a.m.; bridge, 10 a.m. Barbara and 1:30Tilly p.m., with Flute session at bridge discussion 12:45. 828-749-9245. For more 828-859-6568 activities, email saludacenter@ hotmail. Pam McNeil Polk Recreation Zumba PianoWednesdays class, Mondays, 828-859-6049 and Fridays, 10 - 11 a.m. at Stearns Gym. Patty Rivera is the


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Sock hop/classic car show at Tryon Elementary

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Jessa Kay and Susanna Ashworth from Mrs. Guffey’s room dressed up for the first sock hop/classic car show at Tryon Elementary School (TES) on Friday, March 23. Kindergarten teachers and assistants put together a display of nostalgia. Many children dressed up in poodle skir ts and did the twist, the hand jive and other dances. There were hula hoop, bubble gum blowing and limbo contests. Woody Cowan combined 50s music with current songs to keep everyone entertained all evening. Food was provided by Paul Dale of Foothills Mountain Barbecue and the PTA made root beer floats. Other helpers included Melanie Jennings at Expressions Florist, Bi-Lo, Flower Cottage of Columbus, Williamson Paint Center in Landrum, the Polk County Car Club, TES PTA, TES staff, Matthew Lewis, Chris Suttles and Kevin Bruce, as well as all the parents who helped by donating items, decorating, cleaning up, etc. (photo submitted by Sue Heston)

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