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Tryon Daily Bulletin

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Vol. 85 / No. 61

Tryon, N.C. 28782

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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Cupcakes for a Cure at Tryon Elementary

If you plan to be driving around the Tryon area today, avoid the Harmon Field area. Harmon Field Road will be closed all day for a pipe replacement.

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


Tryon Elementary School recently raised money for Relay for Life of Polk County through a week of “cupcake wars.” Students were invited to donate $1 for a paper cupcake cutout to honor or remember someone who fought cancer. The cupcakes were placed outside each classroom so everyone could see the progress being made. At the end of the week, the class with the most cupcakes would win a real cupcake party. This project grew from a Relay fundraiser to a bonding experience for the entire school when a Tryon Elementary School teacher offered to match all the money her students donated and a student in the fifth grade donated $45 of her own money that she said she had been saving for college.

Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Wednesdays, Fire Department in Green Creek, 7 a.m. - noon. The Meeting Place Senior Center Wednesday activities include Tai Chi, 9 a.m.; ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; Italian club meeting (Buon Giorno), 10 a.m.; senior fitness, 10 a.m.; bingo or bridge, 12:30 p.m.; medication assistance program, 9 a.m. - noon. 828-894-0001. Polk Recreation Zumba class, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 - 11 a.m. at Stearns Gym. Patty Rivera is the instructor.

Polk candidates answer questions at Democratic Meet the Candidates event

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by Samantha Hurst

Editor’s note: The following includes candidates’ answers to two of the questions asked during the Thursday, April 19 Meet the Candidates Forum held by the Polk Democratic party at The Meeting Place in Columbus.

Tryon Elementary student Brittany Hall, who has leukemia, stands outside her classroom beside paper cupcakes representing donations to Relay for Life of Polk County. Many classes gave their cupcakes and donated money to Hall’s class because of Hall’s experience with cancer. (photo submitted by Debbie Buchanan)

Democratic candidates for commissioner – Emily Bartlett, Ernie Giannini, Renée McDermott (incumbent), Rickie McFalls and Russell Mierop stood before citizens April 19 to discuss their views on everything from improving the county’s economic

status to mountain ridgeline protection. Ritchie “Bubba” Greene did not attend. Margaret Johnson, acting Polk County Democratic Party chair, addressed attendees at The Meet-

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Saluda Center Wednesday activities, Trash Train, dominoes game, 10 a.m.; gentle Yin Yoga 12:30 p.m. 828-749-9245. Tryon Kiwanis Club meets Wednesdays, noon, Congregational Church, 210 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Female Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Wednesdays 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 828-8894-2340. PCHS Outdoor Track WHC Conf. at PCHS, 4 p.m. Male Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 828-894-2340.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Thursdays, 7 a.m. noon, old Searcy Mill parking lot, Hwy. 108, Columbus. Thursday Men’s Prayer Breakfast, April 26, 8 a.m. at T.J.’s Cafe, 456 S. Trade St., Tryon. All are welcome. Saluda Center Thursday activities: knitting group, 9:30 a.m.; gentle Yin Yoga, 5:30 p.m.; 828749-9245. The Meeting Place Senior Center Thursday activities include ceramics, 9:30 a.m. and bingo or movie, 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. House of Flags Museum, open Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 33 Gibson Street, Columbus.

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Landrum Library, Lap Babies, 10 a.m., 20- 25 minute session for young children and caregivers includes music, nursery rhymes, action poems and short books. Storytime at 10:30 a.m. for preschoolers includes books, music and fingerplays. Call 828-457-2218. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. Saluda Community Library will have preschool story time every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Open to all area children and caregivers. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba exercise class, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., in gym. Polk County Public Library, free yoga class (bring your own mat) every Thursday from noon - 1 p.m. Polk Fit, Fresh and Friendly, a coalition for wellness promotion, will hold its quarterly meeting Thursday, April 26 at noon at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Public invited. Rotary Club of Tryon meets every Thursday at noon at Tryon Presbyterian Church on Harmon Field Rd. PCHS golf at Foxden CC, 2 p.m. PCHS V. softball at home vs. Pisgah, 4 p.m. PCHS JV softball at home vs. Pisgah, 5:30 p.m. Al-Anon: Foothills Come to Believe, Thursdays, 7 p.m., Polk Wellness Center, 801 W. Mills St., Suite A, Columbus. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba exercise class, Thursdays 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., in gym. Mill Spring VFW Post 10349, bingo, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. (year round). 828-894-5098. NAMI support group, 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. 828-817-0382.

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Local Weather Forecast:



Moon Phase

Today: Partly cloudy, with 50 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms. High 73, low 57.

T-storms Partly cloudy Thursday: Par tly cloudy, with 30 percent chance of isolated thunderstorms. High 82, low 59. Monday’s weather was: High 56, low 41, no rain.

Obituaries Denise Hornbeck, p. 17 Robin Morsch, p. 6

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, second weekend of “Knock Knock,” Thursday, April 26, Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28 at 8 p.m., Sunday, April 29 at 3 p.m. Tryon Little Theater Workshop, 516 S. Trade St., Tryon. Call 828-8592466 for tickets.


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. PCHS JV/V baseball at home vs. Hendersonville, 4 p.m. PCHS V. softball at home vs. Hendersonville, 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. Medicinal Music Benefit, Friday, April 27, 6-9 p.m. at Rogers Park in Tryon. Put on by Polk County High School’s Student Action for Global Awareness (SAGA) club. Family friendly event featuring live music, student acts. Free, but donations will benefit Doctors Without Borders. Narcotics Anon., Saluda Senior Center, Friday, 8 p.m.


Polk County Democratic Party Men’s Club will meet Saturday, April 28, 8:30 a.m. at the Democratic headquarters in Columbus. Everyone is welcome. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba class, Saturdays, 9 a.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 828-8990673 for more information. House of Flags Museum, open Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 33 Gibson Street, Columbus. (Continued on page xx)

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Then, on the last day of the challenge, many classes decided to give their cupcakes and the money they had donated to the class of a student who has leukemia. They said they wanted Brittany Hall’s class to win the cupcake party because of her experience with cancer. Teachers and staff said it was a moving sight, watching class after class take their cupcake cutouts and place them on the wall outside Hall’s classroom. In the end, more than $930 was raised to benefit Relay for Life of Polk County and two classes won cupcake parties: Mrs. Sharpe’s fifth graders and Ms. Constance’s second graders. However, the whole school was declared to be winners and received mini cupcakes, donated by Bi-Lo and the PTA. Relay for Life will be held on Friday, June 1 at Polk Middle starting at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. – article submitted by Debbie Buchanan

Ms. Constance’s second grade class (above) and Mrs. Sharpe’s fifth grade class (below) won cupcake parties through the Cupcakes for a Cure fundraiser recently at Tryon Elementary. (photo submitted by Debbie Buchanan)


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ing Place just before handing things over to moderator Faith Weathington. “Please remember how important it is that we Democrats keep a majority on the board of commissioners,” Johnson said to the crowd. “The Democrats have brought a level of professionalism and hard work [to the board of commissioners] that was not seen in the past.” Candidates were asked to give a two-minute introduction and then answer questions posed by Weathington. Question #1: Why would you be the best choice for county commissioner? Emily Bartlett “I think what I can bring to this would be a different perspective,” Bartlett said. Bartlett said she works with a lot of families with children that are struggling who she thinks, in some instances, have not had their needs fully addressed. “I’d like to see that change. I’d also like to create stronger partnerships with people and organizations to better accomplish goals of the county,” Bartlett said. “I think we are all stronger if we work together to accomplish what we need to accomplish and I think I would be a good person to facilitate those partnerships.”

Ernie Giannini “The reason that I’m running is I believe we should have a long range prioritized plan,” Giannini said. Giannini said he wants the county to work in the direction of bringing in jobs in particular. He said the county should also further talk about a county water system that will eventually be needed. “I think we need to talk about where we’re going to do it and where we find the revenue,” Giannini said. “I think we should have a plan to get people to use that 0tfn0COn- InDD 50when we spend the water- page so that money to expand such a system we have customers ready to tap on.” Giannini said he also wants to focus on senior citizens and

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caregivers, promotion of independence and health and the creation of a safe environment for everyone. Renée McDermott Renée McDermott said her prior experience on the commission gives her a proven understanding of the issues facing the county. “I think I and the current board have shown we are fiscally responsible. We’ve kept taxes in the lowest 25 percent of state and paid down debt from $24 million to about $11.5 million in 3 ½ years,” McDermott said. She said the board has also taken care to protect the county’s natural resources and scenic beauty with good ordinances. She said the commission worked to build the new senior center and the adult day care center. “I have a vision for Polk County of a place that is nourishing of all people… to have a board that can be fair to all the citizens of the county and represent them equally,” she said. Rickie McFalls Rickie McFalls said he would be the best candidate for commissioner because he listens to what the people out and about tell him, and lately they have told him, “We need jobs.” “Out on the trail of shaking hands and kissing babies, everyone is telling me we need something for the children, so they will stay here, and I would work on that,” McFalls said. “We need to get jobs in these plants where we don’t have anything in them to keep young people in the county, because if we don’t they will go out.” McFalls said he’d like to see currently empty manufacturing buildings filled with smaller, light industry to offer people more opportunity. Russell Mierop “I want to work for all of you – I want to get my nose on the grindstone and get what needs to be done – done,” Mierop said. “I’m more than willing to listen to people to find out what they think we need.” (Continued on page 6)

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Democratic commissioner candidate Russell Mierop (left) talks with forum moderator Faith Weathington while Ernie Giannini, another Democratic commissioner candidate talks with another forum attendee. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

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Mierop said he’d like to continue the work done by past commissioners to support the local schools and continue to provide the great education that is offered in Polk County. He said he’d also like to enhance the opportunities here for those students once they do graduate and begin looking for jobs. Question #2: How do you suggest improving the county’s economic conditions? Emily Bartlett Bartlett said she understands that many people want jobs and they want them now, but she said there are roadblocks to bringing big business here, including water, overall size and the population. What she said doesn’t limit the county is its ability to foster small business growth. She said that could be done through education, ingenuity among county leaders to present creative funding ideas to entrepreneurs. “Jobs and education go together. We need to make use of Isothermal Community College by working with them to see if we can’t enhance programs there for training to start your own business,” Bartlett said. Bartlett also said looking into creative means of providing capital is also possible. Ernie Giannini Giannini said the county needs

to play off its strengths in relation to improving the local economy. He said those strengths include a desire to support local business. “We don’t want big boxes coming in here and we don’t want big factories coming in here because then when you lose an industry you lose 500-1,000 jobs,” Giannini said. “What I think we need here are small companies so that if someone goes bust you are only losing 10-15 jobs. I think that is what we need to do – find ways to support small businesses.”

Renée McDermott McDermott said she believes a big key to improving the county’s economic status is fostering stable and sustainable government. “Polk County is known for having a revolving door of commissioners and businesses don’t like that – they are scared of it because they think they can’t rely on the policies not changing,” McDermott said. McDermott said other important factors would be extending highspeed Internet to get users connected in farther reaches of county, extend water along industrial corridors, support the reorganized Economic Development and Tourism Commission and enhance courses at ICC to help people train for jobs. Rickie McFalls McFalls said he would work to get existing industrial buildings sectioned off in a way that would provide space for small businesses (Continued on page 7)

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Tryon amends zoning ordinance for adult day cares, retail uses, allowed uses in transitional business district by Leah Justice

Tryon Town Council approved amendments to its zoning ordinance to allow for adult day care uses, to expand locations for retail uses under 10,000 square feet and to add allowed uses to its transitional business district (TBD). Tryon Town Council held a public hearing on Tuesday, April 17 and later approved the amendments. Interim Tryon Town Manager

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to thrive. “We do have the industrial park out here where a little company could go. There is still land out there to put a little industrial out there as well,” McFalls said. “I

Joey Davis explained that adult day cares were not previously allowed or identified in the town’s table of uses. The town added adult day cares as an allowed use in districts where child care centers are permitted, which includes almost all the districts. In residential areas, however, adult day and child care centers are allowed only in a personal residence or in a church. Adult day care centers are subject to restrictions concerning

how many residents are allowed by the state, Tryon officials said. The retail sales amendment was made to the town’s industrial district regulations to allow the reuse of former mills for retail use, such as is currently being done at the former Southern Mercerizing mill near the state line. The amendment makes an exception to the town’s 10,000-square-foot limit on retail uses. The amendment will make the market at the former Southern

Mercerizing mill a conforming use within town as well as allow for similar retail uses for former mills such as Grover in Lynn. Changes to the town’s transitional business district (TBD) uses include adding sign restrictions, which were not included when the TBD was established. Uses that are allowed in the town’s general business district and central business district were added to the TBD through the amendment.

love Polk County and I don’t’ want to see it all messed up with rolling smoke stacks but we do have to get something in here to keep young folks from leaving to find work.”

panies but I don’t think that small should be seen as a negative aspect,” Mierop said. “Small should be based on the number of people you employ but not what you are able to achieve.” Mierop said he doesn’t think they should be stifled to preexisting spaces, especially not if they would

be more suited as a home-based business. “I think we should support home-based businesses – they require less money spent on spaces and infrastructure, leaving you with more money to put toward the overall goal itself,” he said.

Russell Mierop “I think what needs to be done is to foster growth for suited local

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Fresh minds promote county If you don’t already suscribe to reImagine Polk: the Polk County Economic Development and Tourism Commission’s monthly e-newsletter, you should definitely get connected (email and discover more about what our refreshed economic development group is doing to promote our county. And it sounds like the commission has been busy. The commission has sent out requests for proposals to expand and update websites for both economic development and travel and tourism. County vans used for transportation outside county boundaries will soon tout county accolades such as being named the No. 1 “Best Place to Raise Kids in N.C.,” the “4th Best Equestrian Area in the U.S.” and one of the “Best Rural Places in America to Live.” (Continued on page 9)

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Tryon Daily Bulletin posted the letter titled: “Liberal tactics” HunterHampton replied: “I read Mr. Roberts letter and wonder if we’re living in the same century. He uses the “God and Bible” card, when in fact neither God nor the Bible should have any place in determining the rights of American citizens of this country. That’s why there’s a separation of church and state. The USA I live in should give the same freedoms to all Americans, instead of discriminating against a few because you don’t like that they are different than you. Marriage is a civil act, not

a religious one. Granted you can get married in church and think it’s a religious act but you can just as married in a courtroom by a justice of the peace. 100 years ago blacks were discriminated against, and women. Now it’s homosexuals… 100 years from now people will look back on these dark days just like we do when we think about slavery and the treatment of women and blacks. Gays getting married is frankly none of your, or my, business. If they want to marry, they have just as much right as any other American, you don’t get to choose who has rights and who doesn’t.”

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Some truth about U.S. Healthcare To the editor: No, the Affordable Care Act will not ration healthcare, though this is a scare tactic often used by opponents. In a “Senior Lifestyles” column, Letters Kauffman (4/10: to the TDB) described Editor the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) as having the authority to make cuts to Medicare payments and make decisions about healthcare provision. This is false. The law states that the IPAB begins in 2014 and “may submit recommendations to Congress every year on how best to improve quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries… IPAB is prohibited from recommending changes that would ration care, increase costs for beneficiaries, reduce benefits or change eligibility.” So it seems clear that Congressional review is required and that rationing of care by this board is prohibited, contrary to what Kauffman wrote. Kauffman’s website shows he is a certified senior

Plans to support Patrick McHenry To the editor: Like everyone in Polk County, I will be new to the 10th congressional Letters district because of to the the redistricting Editor done by the general assembly. I’m just writing to say how pleased I am that I have the chance to vote for Patrick McHenry and have him represent me in congress. I have heard so many good things about him from people he has served: how accessible he is to

advisor, a designation which does not require professional training. He lists an MBA and 10 years as an EMT as his medical background. In contrast to the Affordable Care Act, the Romney-Ryan budget proposal would result in what is basically a voucher program for those now 54 or younger. This would enable them to buy insurance from private insurers in exchanges (sound familiar?) with their fixed annual payment, which is paid to them by the government. Despite promises of lowering costs, Ryan provides no real details. This is another “fixed contribution” plan, similar to the fixed contribution plans which replaced fixed benefit plans for retirement. If any of you have lived through this delusion, you know what happened to you when the stock market tumbled. What will happen if private insurers and drug companies are in charge and health care costs continue to escalate? How much will your voucher be worth then? (Continued on page 9)

constituents and how reliable he is to vote our values. Most of all, though, I am impressed with his consistently high ratings from conservative organizations like the National Right to Life, the National Rifle Association and the American Conservative Union. I’m concerned about the direction our country has taken under President Obama. With Patrick McHenry, all I have to do is look at his record to know I can trust him to do the right thing to bring our country back where it needs to be.

– Patti Dunn

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Amendment One: Real danger to domestic violence victims

passed. Protective orders under the 50B statute are vital for victims of domestic violence, married or unmarried, who seek independence from their abusers. Under the 50B statute a judge can order an abuser To the editor: On May 8, 2012, North to refrain from abusing the victim, Carolinians will be asked whether the victim’s children, the victim’s to amend the state’s constitution family or anyone in the victim’s to provide that the only valid and household. A judge can order that recognized domestic legal union is the victim have temporary custody a marriage between one man and of children, as well as temporary possession of the home. If one woman. If Amendment One passes it Amendment One passes, unmarried will harm all unmarried couples, victims of domestic violence could including unmarried women who lose these protections, leaving them are victims of domestic violence, as even more vulnerable. Proponents of the amendment well as their children and families. say its passage won’t negatively Proponents of the amendment impact domestic violence victims. say that the institution of marriage But we know the is in danger and that the far-reaching harmful amendment is necessary Letters consequences are a to protect marriage and to the real possibility. In families. Editor Ohio, after the passage Despite the fact of an amendment that North Carolina less restrictive than the one being law already prohibits sameconsidered in North Carolina, sex marriages, proponents say defense attorneys successfully it is imperative to vote for the argued that domestic violence laws amendment. They ignore, however, did not apply for unmarried people the real danger Amendment One because the state’s constitution poses on existing protections for domestic violence victims and their didn’t recognize a special status for unmarried people in a marriage-like families. North Carolina has long relationship. We cannot afford to gamble on recognized that domestic violence domestic violence victims. More victims deserve protection, whether than 50,000 North Carolinians seek or not they are married to their abusers. Under North Carolina’s domestic violence services each 50B statute, victims of domestic year. And since the North Carolina violence who have had a “personal Coalition Against Domestic relationship” with the abuser have Violence started to document certain protections. “Personal d o m e s t i c - v i o l e n c e - r e l a t e d relationship” encompasses a homicides in 2002, North Carolina spouse, former spouse, current has lost at least 788 women, men or former household members, and children to domestic violence. unmarried persons of the opposite Many of the homicides were sex who are living or have lived committed by someone to whom together, persons who have a the victim was not married. Victims of domestic violence child in common or persons of the deserve the right to protect opposite sex who are currently in or themselves and their children. The were in a dating relationship. real danger of Amendment One is If Amendment One passes, to domestic violence victims, their courts may no longer recognize children and loved ones should unmarried couples as having a “personal relationship.” Unmarried the amendment pass. Vote against domestic violence victims could be Amendment One on May 8. – Rachel Ramsey, executive denied domestic violence protective director Steps to HOPE Inc, and orders. This is not just hypothetical; Elizabeth Froehling, executive it happened in Ohio when a similar, director, North Carolina Coalition but less restrictive, amendment was Against Domestic Violence

Dan Forest for Lt. Governor To the editor: Let’s get behind Dan Forest for N.C. Lt. Governor. He is a con- Letters servative, entrepre- to the neur, businessman Editor and family man. He favors school choice, lower taxes and fighting illegal immigration. He has earned my vote. I am so impressed with Dan Forest, Republican candidate for N.C. Lt. Governor. I have followed his campaign and seen how hard he is working to earn our support. He is a conservative with “real world” experience in the business world. I like that he is not just another politician. Dan Forest has earned my

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The Affordable Care Act is despised by insurance companies because it puts some power in the hands of patients and consumers, levels the playing field for sick and well alike and gives patients and consumers the right to question insurer decisions. No other major industrial power pays what the U.S.A. pays for health care. As a percentage of GDP Switzerland, one of those countries some describe as “socialist” pays 11 percent. Taiwan, with its single payer system in which each subscriber has all their health information on a card that is swiped at each medical visit, pays 7 percent of GDP on healthcare. No nation other than the U.S. pays more than 12 percent of its total economy on health care. The United States pays 17 percent of GDP on

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vote in the May 8 Republican primary election. We need more conservative businessmen in our state government. I respect his strong family values, too. Please remember to vote for Dan Forest for the office of Lt. Governor in the May 8 Republican primary election. Dan is the real deal, a successful businessman, family man and entrepreneur. He is a pro-life conservative who will stand up for our values. I respect his efforts to fight illegal immigration. We need that kind of toughness in Raleigh. I also like that his background is business, not politics. We don’t need another politician. Run Forest Run! – Deon Dunn, Tryon healthcare. Some think our costs are high because we have the best health care in the world. Actually, that is not true. We are not leaders in any major health statistics, such as healthy life expectancy, infant mortality or patient satisfaction. In fact, we lag behind countries which pay less and have every citizen covered. So why would anyone not want a major overhaul of such a broken system? Why is there such resistance? While I don’t know anyone’s private motivations, I do ask myself if opponents are stakeholders who don’t want things to change because of their own payoff, financial or emotional or political, for keeping things the way they are. Don’t let innuendo and scare tactics blind you to the truth. Find out the facts before you decide. They are available.

– Faith Weathington, Tryon

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Bravo Marketplace, 83 Palmer St., Tryon. Collection includes works by Diana Gurri, Linda Hudgins, Bob Neely, Jim Shackelford, Ford and Mara Smith and J.T. Cooper. Gallery open Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Ferullo Fine Art Studio, 140 Pacolet St., Tryon. Currently conducting an ongoing class in expressive watercolor, the non-traditional approach, each Thursday from 2 - 4 p.m., with open studio from 4 – 5 p.m. Kathleen’s Gallery, 98 N. Trade St., Tryon. Gallery hours are Monday - Saturday 10 - 5 p.m. For more information, call 828-859-8316. Saluda Center, 4 Greenville St., Saluda. Jane Ratchford of Landrum is the featured artist for April. She creates her work using multimedia techniques, oil, acrylic and pastels. 828-749-3455 or 828-749-9245 for more information. Skyuka Fine Art, 133 N. Trade St., Tryon. April 28, 5 - 8 p.m. Opening reception for “Cooley-McNamara,” a show of paintings by Gary Cooley and Michael McNamara. The show will run through May 31.



Tryon Arts & Crafts School, 373 Harmon Field Rd., Tryon. Guitar building and art glass workshops this week. The Wild, Wacky and Wooly Weekend Mania Workshops April 27-29 will include workshops in bladesmithing, silk painting, batik, purse making through wet felting techniques, kaleidoscope and jewelry making and more. Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon. April 28 Greensboro Youth Symphony. Presented through TFAC’s Arts in Education program. Art in Bloom, May 12-13, TFAC, Tryon and Landrum. Tryon Painters & Sculptors, 26 Maple St., Tryon. Painter, Gary Page, featured artist until May 5. New classes offered in introduction to drawing, sculpture, oil painting and figure drawing. Contact Christine Mariotti at or 828-859-8392.

Upstairs Artspace, 49 South Trade St., Tryon. Only three days remain to see “Artists Among Us: 100 Faces of Art in Spartanburg.” The annual Art Trek Tryon is Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, May 6, 12-5 p.m. with 34 local artists opening their studios to the public. An exhibit of participating artists’ work opens Friday, May 4 with a Preview Party, 5-8 p.m. Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 12 to 6 p.m., Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m. Contact: 828-859-2828 or visit

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Live Music

Wed. April 25 Open mic Session 7:30 p.m. Thur. April 26

Purple Onion Shane Pruitt Band Party Place & Event Center Closed for private event Zenzera Ricky Dixon

Fri. April 27

Elmo’s Fine Line Purple Onion Fred Whiskin at 7 p.m.

Zenzera The Swinging Richards

Sat. April 28 Purple Onion Shana Blake

& Pivotal Soul Elmo’s Karaoke


Special Edition

The Party Place & Event Center Tuxedo Junction

Sun. April 29

Larkin’s in Columbus Fred Whiskin

at 7 p.m.

Thur. May 3

Purple Onion Beaucoup Blue


Tryon Theatre, 45 S. Trade St., Tryon. April 25 - 29 Mysterious Island May 2 - 6 Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax May 9 - 13 Mirror Mirror

Live Theater

Tryon Little Theater, 516 S. Trade St., Tryon. “Knock Knock,” by Jules Feiffer, on stage at the TLT Workshop April 26-28 at 8 p.m. The box office is open at the workshop from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call 828-859-2466

Music Venues

El Chile Rojo - 209 E. Rutherford St., Landrum, 864-457-5977 Elmo’s - Trade Street, Tryon, 828-859-9615. Larkin’s - 155 W. Mills St., Columbus, 828-894-8800. Melrose Inn - 55 Melrose Ave., Tryon, 828-859-0234. Purple Onion - 16 Main St., Saluda, 828-749-1179. Party Place & Event Center - Friendship Rd., Saluda, 828-749-3676. Tryon Fine Arts Center - 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon, 828-859-8322. Ultimate Basement – 5965 N.C. 9 North, Mill Springs. 828-989-9374. Wine Cellar - 229 Greenville St., Saluda, 828-749-9698. Zenzera - 208 E. Rutherford St., Landrum, 864-457-4554.





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Holy Cross holds annual spring sale April 28

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

TFAC and Melrose Inn host After Hours Foothills Chamber of Commerce members and prospective members are invited to come see the redecorated Melrose Inn and learn about the remodeling and expansion plans of the Tryon Fine Arts Center (TFAC) during the upcoming Chamber After Hours event on Tuesday, May 1, 5:30 – 7 p.m. The event will be hosted by both TFAC and the Melrose Inn. TFAC is located at 34 Melrose Avenue, and the Melrose Inn is directly across the street. After Hours events are an op-

portunity to promote your business, whether you are the host or a guest, chamber officials said. They encourage you to bring business cards so that you can give them out to the many people you will meet and for door prizes. Any member wishing to contribute a door prize is welcome to do so. RSVP is required; call the chamber at 828-859-6236 or email by Monday, April 30 at 5 p.m. – article submitted by Janet Sciacca

Care Kitchen at Polk Baptist Association

Holy Cross Episcopal Church is ready for its annual spring sale Saturday, April 28. Bargains, attic treasures, used books, bake sale items and more. Lunch is also available for sale. All profits go to Holy Cross Outreach projects. (photo submitted by Wanda May) page


Bailey’s Tree Service

A group of concerned men and women in Polk County have begun a mission called the Care Kitchen that will serve one meal a week to those who are in need of a free meal. This mission will be located in the basement of the Polk Baptist Association, 208 Blanton St. in

Columbus. Free meals will be served each Friday, beginning on Friday May 4, from 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. For more information, call 828-894-3787. – article submitted by the Polk Baptist Association

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Buy, Sell, Trade, Work … With Your Neighbors! ANNOUNCEMENTS GARAGE SALES "Attention: The family of Merrick & Newhall. Have some family pictures. Call (828) 894-0133."

OF INTEREST Interested in riding this summer. Looking for someone to help with expenses. Lovely show hunter, safe, loves trail ride. For more information, please call 706-825-1002.

Living Estate Sale - Mon, GreenWorks Lawn Care Tues, Wed. 9-3 or by appt. Professional lawn service Linens, china, furniture, with a focus on quality. housewares, kitchen appliCall 828-429-3052 ances, sewing & quilting for your free estimate. supplies. 6372 Peniel Rd. (864) 451-6555. Cash PECIALIZED only.



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Increase The Value of Your Home! Brick, Block ESTATE SALE & Rock Underpinning. VeFri. April 27 & Sat. April 28 neers, Fireplaces & Foun9:00am - 2:00pm dation. Pictures & local John Foster Road off of references. 828-817-4726 Skyuka Rd. Follow Signs Mahogany Sideboard, Dining Table + 6 Shield ELP ANTED Back Chairs & China Cabinet, Sectional Sofa, PROTECT YOUR HOME USE Bedrooms, Small Collec- AND FAMILY. Cook tions, Prints, Bookcases, ONLY LICENSED AND Full-Time AM shift T.V., Mahogany Pcs., INSURED CONTRACMany Smalls, Porch Rock- TORS. Tryon Estates, our upers, Full Kitchen, Tables, scale resort style retireMuch Misc. Please Be ment community in CoCourteous When Parking Tommy's lumbus, NC, seeks a Cook Living Estate Sale - Mon, Home Improvement to assist with meal prepaTues, Wed. 9-3 or by appt. Roofs, renovations, siding, ration, following estabArt supplies & books, quilt- carpentry, decks, win- lished recipes. Requires 2 ing supplies, fabric, furni- dows, screening. All Home yrs cooking exp w/ability ture & lots more. 6372 Repairs. FREE estimates. to maintain a clean work P e n i e l R d . ( 8 6 4 ) Home: (828) 859 - 5608. env. ServSafe cert pref'd. 451-6555. Cash only. Cell: (828) 817 - 0436.



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HOUSES FOR SALE 2700 sq. ft. home on 1.40 AC. Located in Sunny View. 6 bdrm, 3 full baths, fireplace, front porch & back deck full length of house, paved parking. Creek & great mtn. views. Just remodeled inside & out. Some appliances. $179,900 Call 864-978-7983 and leave call back information.

FOR RENT: PREMIUM one bedroom apartment: fully furnished, all utilities included. Located in Harmon Field area of Tryon. Enjoy the spectacular views and serene setting. $750/mo. Inquire at 828-817-9748.



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LEGALS hibit them to the undersigned Administrator on or before the 24th day of July, 2012, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate will please make immediate payment.  This the 25th day of April, 2012.  Estate of Kenneth Ray Morris Robin Lynn Morris, Administrator 139 Westbrook Drive Tryon, NC 28782  A. Bailey Nager Attorney at Law P.O. Box 851 Tryon, NC 28782

Tryon Daily Bulletin 98 Cadillac Deville, KBB Adv. 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16 Value @$5500. Come see & make an offer. Call EST/MORRIS, KENSteve 828-817-2265. NETH R.

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LEGAL NOTICE Public Notice The Town of Tryon has openings on the following town boards: Tryon Board of Planning and Adjustments Tryon Tourism Development Authority Harmon Field Board. Please contact the Town Clerk at 301 North Trade Street, Tryon, NC 28782, (828)859-6655 if interested. Application forms may be picked up at Town Hall or downloaded at htm

LEGAL NOTICE 20 W. Main St., Saluda, 1,500 sq ft plus an upNotice to Creditors stairs office, high visibility  & plenty of off street parkHaving qualified on the ing. Ideal for any use. Mr. Eargle 828-243-4300 18th day of April, 2012, as Administrator of the Estate of KENNETH RAY Beautiful professional MORRIS, deceased, late office space for rent in of Polk County, North Tryon Daily Bulletin April 25, 2012 Selling your home? Tryon / Columbus area. Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and (Behind Chamber of Advertise here and sell Commerce.) 450 square corporations having Public Notice it faster. Call Classifieds feet/ 3 offices. Call Mike claims against the estate Put your ad here of said decedent to exat: 828-817-3314 at 828.859.9151. call 828.859.9151



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HOLY CROSS Spring Sale

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Shelton-Duffee wedding

Attic Treasures • Baked Goods Books • Brunch available too! Saturday, April 28 10 am to 2 pm Holy Cross Episopal Church 150 Melrose Avenue, Tryon 828-859-9741

Spring Special

Dollie Shelton would like to announce the marriage of her daughter, Julie Robin Shelton, to Andrew Nicholas Duffee. They were married April 11. (photo submitted by Dollie Shelton)

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The Tryon Country Club’s Tryon Men’s Golf Association played Best one Ball of Four on April 16. Phil Goree scored his first hole-in-one on hole number 9. He was playing with Tyce Marshall, Dennis Sakos and Pete Mahler. The complete results of the 9-hole flight were as follows: First place (23): Richard Barraud – Rody Dayvault Joe Eskridge – John Gargiulo

Second place (25): – Jerry Perry – Dick Johnson Guy Rouse – Bob Murray Third place (27): Tyce marshall – Dennis Sakos Phil Goree – Pete Mahler Fourth Place (27): Bill Kelly – Gordy Cwik John Albree – Tom Wilkes Closest to the pin #9 Phil Goree (hole-in-one) – article submitted by Marc Brady

National Day of Prayer observed May 3 The Art of Indulgence Lynn Cabral LMBT, NC# 7171


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A nondenominational ceremony marking the National Day of Prayer will be held Thursday, May 3 on the Polk County Courthouse lawn from 12:20-12:40 p.m. This year’s theme is: “One

Nation Under God!” It is based on Psalm 33:12, “Blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord.” – article submitted by the Polk Baptist Association

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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Ghostly music from a stringless banjo, a favorite ghost story Another favorite ghost story told by Scout Executive Lawrence L. Stanley during Wednesday night campfires at Camp Old Indian was The Ghost that played “Sourwood Mountain.” The incident took place about 1900 in Fannin County, Ga. A lot of families lived along the creeks that fed the Toccoa River. Forest Service agents began moving into the area and buying property for a new National Forest. Many families were moved out to make room for new roads, trails and forest plantings. A number of old homes that had stood for more than a century were abandoned. Some were torn down, but others still stood in a dilapidated condition. Before the homes were abandoned, some very interesting people lived in them. They were so isolated in this mountainous area that they were forced to make many articles of furniture, as well as homemade fiddles and fivestring banjos. Most of their music was a number of ballads made up on the spot and set to catchy new and old, familiar tunes. Two fishermen decided to catch some of the prized trout in

the well-stocked streams. They In a little while the curious fishwalked deep into the forested area. erman returned to the campfire. They arrived at one of the aban- He had found three homemade doned homes and began preparing benches in the old house. On their gear. the wall hung After catchhomeTwice-told amcrude, ing a fine string ade banjo Tales of the without a head of fish, they found themDark Corner or strings. selves late in the “Do you by Dean Campbell afternoon still know who lived near the old, here?” he asked abandoned home. They decided his companion. to camp out for the night alongside “Yes, this is the house where a cool spring that once was used they were having a party about by people who lived there. 30 years ago. A young man was Stone work around the spring shot to death in the middle of the head and a stone-walled spring room where they were folk dancbox were still intact. This would be ing. That old piece of a banjo was a good place to keep their prized probably the one somebody was trout for the night. They looked for playing when a jealous neighbor some old boards to lay across the killed the young man for dancing stone box and heavy rocks to hold with the girl he had been courtthem down, to keep varmints away ing.” from the trout during the night. “Did you see any blood spots They made a fire near the on the floor? They used to be spring and cut some spruce tips there.” to make beds. After they finished “No, it was too dark to see them their meal a little before dark, one now. We’ll look for them in the of them decided to walk back and morning before we leave.” investigate the old house. The They stoked the fire and other warned him to watch for stretched out on their spruce tip snakes that frequented abandoned beds. Hours later, one of young structures. men woke with a start.

As clearly as he ever heard anything in his life, there came the sound of a squeaky fiddle and the distinctive sound of strings on a banjo, playing one of the oldest of mountain dance tunes, “Sourwood Mountain.” He reached out his shaking hand and touched his sleeping companion. “Wake up and listen, there’s a dance going on right now in the old house.” His companion sprang to his feet saying, “I have been hearing it, but I thought I was dreaming.” Suddenly the music stopped. There was only the sputtering of the dying fire, to which they both hurried to add dry leaves and blow them into flame. They sat for the rest of the night, listening to every sound. But the ghostly music was heard no more. At daylight, they took their trout from the spring box and walked over two miles before they stopped for breakfast. They had no thought of looking for blood on the floor of the old house. The young men grew to old age, never forgetting the strains of “Sourwood Mountain” coming from an empty house, on a banjo without head or strings.



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Art Trek Tryon features local artists’ studios, galleries May 5-6 Art Trek Tryon: Foothills Open Studios will take place on Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, May 6, noon to 5 p.m. For this annual event, 34 artists in Polk County and Landrum will open their studios to the public free of charge. One of the newer artists to Tryon and Art Trek is Mary Lou Diekmann, recently from Rhode Island, where she painted landscapes and designed sculptural jewelry that incorporates pottery, fabric and semi-precious stones then sold as brooches. Since moving to western North Carolina she said she has found tremendous inspiration in the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and has continued her portrait painting.

Other artists new to Art Trek Tryon 2012 are Vicky Van Vynckt from Sante Fe, N.M.; JeanJacque Benoist and his wife, Susan, who retired here and convert photography to art; Chris Ray, who is a metal sculptor and charcoal artist; and Pat Roshaven, a painter for more than 30 years who lives in Columbus. Art Trek Tryon is a self-driven tour; brochures with a map can be picked up at the Upstairs Artspace in Tryon and other businesses in the area. An exhibit of works by all the artists opens at the Upstairs on Friday, May 4, with a preview party from 5 to 8 p.m. Call 828859-2828. – article submitted by Karen Jones

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Denise Hornbeck McKinney

Denise peacefully went to sleep, awaiting her Savior’s return, Sunday, April 22, 2012 in Asheville, N.C. Born Sept. 9, 1953 in Wichita, Kansas, she was the daughter of Delbert (deceased) and Dorothy Hornbeck of Mill Spring. She is survived by her husband, Gary McKinney; three sons, Jason Carney (Jerusha), Matt McKinney (Rachel) and Nathan McKinney (Christine), all of Candler, N.C.; a daughter, Alicia McKinney (Nick), also of Candler; mother, Dorothy Hornbeck; brother, Delvin Hornbeck (Laura Kay) of Mill Spring; eight grandchildren, Noah and Micah Carney, William and Tommy McKinney and Britney, Jordan, Jesse and Natalie McKinney. She graduated from Madison Academy in Madison, Tenn. in 1972 and Southern University in Collegedale, Tenn. in 1975, with a degree in nursing. Denise started her nursing career working for Dr. Roy Morgan of Columbus for several years before moving to Memphis, Tenn., where she did private duty nursing. Upon moving back to Asheville, N.C., she did home health care nursing for many years. For the last 13 years, she had worked as school nurse for the last few years for Christ Church School in Arden, N.C. She had a great love for caring for people, especially children. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 28, 3 p.m. at the Pisgah Seventh-Day Adventist Academy Church in Candler, N.C., where she served as head deaconess for many years. In lieu of flowers, it was Denise’s wish that memorials be made to Mount Pisgah Academy, 75 Academy Dr., Candler, N.C. 28715, that some deserving young person might be helped.

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Don Blackwell student art show at ICC Polk Reception April 27

An art show of works by students of Don Blackwell will be held at the Polk Campus of Isothermal Community College (ICC). An opening reception will be held Friday, April 27 from 6–9 p.m. at ICC. There will be light refreshments. Blackwell creates works that, when viewed from a distance, are almost photo-realistic. Moving closer, the eye begins to see the thousands of pen and ink dots in a technique made famous by the French Impressionists called “pointillism.” In addition, he has adapted this technique to leather, producing “tactile pointillism” that is unique and realistic. A versatile artist, Blackwell works in pen and ink, watercolor, airbrush, oil and colored pencil. He is also a proficient wood carver. He teaches beginning drawing, intermediate drawing, pen and ink and colored pencil drawings, and conducts an open studio class at ICC’s Polk Center. - article submitted by Denise Cwik

A painting by Don Blackwell, who teaches at ICC Polk. A show of his students’ work will open Friday, April 27 from 6-9 p.m. at ICC. (photo submitted by Denise Cwik)

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Crissey speaks to Kiwanis

The special guest speaker for the April 4 meeting of Tryon Kiwanis was Dr. Brian Crissey of the Polk Knights Chess Program at Polk County Schools. The chess program currently serves about 60 children and is seeking to expand. Crissey said chess is an excellent way to promote strategic thinking and discipline. The existing program was funded by a seed grant that is scheduled to run out in 2012. The group is working with Kiwanis Club of Tryon, which will be a sponsor. Donations to the program are tax-deductible. Shown above are Dr. Brian Crissey (left), Ernie Giannini of Tryon Kiwanis and Kathy Woodham, president of Tryon Kiwanis. (photo submitted by Sue Watson)


Robin Morsch

Robin Colvin Morsch, 83, of Ruckersville, Va. died on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at Martha Jefferseon Hospital in Charlottesville, Va. B o r n Colvin Christine McWhirter in Decatur, Ind. on April 3, 1929, she was the only child of Carl McWhirter and Myrtle A. BuyerMcWhirter. From an early age it was apparent that she was gifted in music. At the time of her high

school graduation, she had already become an accomplished pianist, violinist, percussionist, clarinetist and singer. After graduating high school, she moved to the Hollywood, Calif. area, where she modeled professionally and became a popular songstress in the restaurant/nightclub industry. As Robin Reed, she sang and played the piano, headlining in such nightclubs as Sir Michael’s in Los Angeles and the Embers in Arcadia, Calif. Her talents also led her to headline at such venues as the Sultan’s Table in the Duens Hotel & Casino along the Las Vegas Strip. In 1970, she left the entertainment industry when her husband received a job promotion and was transferred to New Jersey. While living in New

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Polk Central Elementary School honor roll for fourth six weeks The following students have been named to the A and A/B honor rolls at Polk Central Elementary School for the fourth six weeks of the school year: A honor roll Third grade Colby Davis, Morgan Galus and Madilyn Wilson Fourth grade Rylee Barwell, Logan Bradley, Landry Edwards, Dylan Faulkner, Ashton Fisher, Macii Jackson, Karli Kilgore, Nicolas Lopez, Mason Merrill, Joel Resendiz, Dylan Roberts, Peyton Splawn, Trey Thompson and Grant Waddell Fifth grade Natalee Davis, Kalob Jackson, Matthew Mullis, Brandon Ridings, Galen Sachse, Stephanie Serrano and Juniper Walter-Eger A/B honor roll Third grade C o l e b y B o l e s , Ti ff a n y Cardwell, Rachael Davis, Mikailah Hall, Abby Higgins, Emmaline McDowell, Alexis McGuinn, Hunter Moss, Kylee Mullis, Maddie Pittman, Skye

Spinner, Edward Szuster, Marissa Twitty and Victoria Ward Fourth grade Cameron Blackwell, Lakin Blackwell, Destiny Busbee, Dan Dougherty, Luke Dyer, Isaac Edwards, Noah Foy, Kolby Hicks, Dakota Hill, Breosha Kenan, Joshua Lawter, Tyra Martin, Issac Medford, Aalyiah Miller, Evan Miller, Karla Olguin, Dalton Osborn, Jackson Price, John Price, Jimena Ramirez, Alex Ramirez-Bautista, Joseph Reyes, Wyatt Rickman, Nathan Ruff, Elijah Smith, Logan Smith, Hannah Spicer, Gavin Thornton, Austin Toney, Kelby Trejo, Trenton Wiseman, MacKenzie Wyatt and Alyshia Yoder Fifth grade Aliyah Busbee, Sam Campuzano-Gomez, Dawson Cannon, Terry Cardwell, Antonio Garcia, Melanie Huizar-Parada, Kasandra Kaluahine, Makayla Lail, Benjamin McCraw, Tucker Morrow, Lucas Owensby, Claire Packer and Citlalli RamirezCamacho – article submitted by Lisa M. Pritchard

Jersey she became a successful real estate broker as well as a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bernardsville where she sang in the choir and served as an elder. After living in Bernardsville for 24 years, she retired to Tryon in 1993. There she joined the Tryon Presbyterian Church, where she sang in the choir and served as an active member of the congregation. While living in Tryon she was also cast in a local theater production of “My Fair Lady.” Upon her husband’s death in 2003, she moved cross-country to Langley, Whidbey Island, Wash., to live close to her son and one of her closest friends. She relocated to Ruckersville, Va. in November 2011 to once again be near her son and

daughter-in-law. She is survived by her son, Steven D. Morsch of Ruckersville, Va.; two granddaughters, Nicole A. Morsch of Sarasota, Fla. and Alexis C. MorschBlount of Loganville, Ga.; and three great-granddaughters. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard W. Morsch, and granddaughter, Michelle Morsch. Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 5 at 11 a.m. in the Tryon Presbyterian Church, Tryon. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial contributions be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, in memory of Robin C. Morsch, 811 W. Evergreen Ave., Suite 204, Chicago, Ill. 60642,

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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Watching a movie about magicians recently reminded me of the following hand, which I wrote about many years ago. South declares at 4 Spades, and gets a favorable opening lead of the Club seven. Cover up the E/W hands and plan your play. Let’s see how good a magician you are handling this somewhat difficult contract. When you count losers, you note that you have 2 losers each in Diamonds and trumps. Since you got a favorable lead, you have a chance to make your own destiny and must therefore find a way to turn 4 losers into 3. The first thing you should realize is that you can’t let the opponents in by leading trumps early and playing Diamonds would also be disastrous. Although the Club lead appears favorable, it didn’t

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Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. Rabies clinic, Saturday, April 28, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in front of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 40 Ward Street in Columbus. Hosted by the sheriff’s office. Cloverfield Vet will administer the shots. Tryon Fine Arts Center, Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra performance Saturday, April 28, 3 p.m. Free.


do you much of a favor. That leaves the Heart suit as the logical place to look for possible success and for that to happen you must assume the King is onside. You must also note that even if the King is located favorably you have to finesse it twice and still get back to the dummy a third time. I hope you didn’t play hastily and win the first trick in your hand. If you did, you just went down. You must trump the first trick in dummy, take a Heart finesse, trump another Club in dummy and take another finesse and then cash the Heart Ace dropping the King. You now trump your last Club in the dummy and play the 13th Heart, discarding a Diamond. Either opponent can trump but that will limit their winners to one ruff, one trump and one Diamond. As you can see, sometimes losers don’t count, especially when played by a magician. Were you shrewd enough to turn 4 losers into 3? I will be teaching a 10 week course on “ Modern Day Bridge Bidding” at Isothermal Community College - Columbus Campus starting on May 14. A major portion of the course will be on the Two-Over-One Bidding System. The course schedule provided in the Isothermal catalog is incorrect. The course will be held on Mondays starting on May 14 at either 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. or 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and will end on July 16. Enrollment should be made directly with Isothermal.

Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Mondays, Harmon Field/Tryon, 7 a.m. - noon. Tryon Elementary School will hold kindergarten registration on Monday, April 30 from 8-10 a.m. and from 2-6 p.m. in the annex building, in the hall right outside the kindergarten classrooms. Saluda Center, Tuesdays, chair exercise, 9:30 a.m.; bridge, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., with bridge discussion session at 12:45. 828-749-9245. For more activities, email saludacenter@ or visit www.saluda. com.

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. 828-8940001. 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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28 with Jerry Pospisil, a fused art glass lamp workshop May 18-20 with Karoline Shaffer and John O’Rourke, and a Saturday fused glass class. There is also an ongoing stained glass class on Wednes-

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When: April 28: Kaleidoscope making workshop May 18 - 20 Fused art glass lamp workshop May 19 Fused glass Wednesdays (ongoing) Stained glass class Where: TACS, 373 Harmon Field Rd., Tryon.

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day afternoons from 1- 4 p.m. A new stained glass class will begin on Wednesday, May 9. For more information or to sign up for a class, contact Tryon Arts and Crafts School at 828859-8323 or tryonartsandcrafts@ Advance registration for all classes and workshops is required. For more information about the instructor or workshop, including tuition and supply costs, contact Tryon Arts & Crafts School at 828859-8323 or tryonartsandcrafts@ More details and examples of projects are available on the Tryon Arts and Crafts School website, Tryon Arts and Crafts School is a non-profit crafts organization located at 373 Harmon Field Road in Tryon. – article submitted by Julia McIntyre TDBPROMO - page 7

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Tryon Arts and Crafts School, through the support of the Polk County Community Foundation, has completed upgrading its multimedia classroom. The multimedia studio is best described as the “all-purpose” classroom, used for a variety of classes and workshops, as well as the “Summer Sizzler’ classroom for youth. The refurbished classroom has a new glass kiln and an Enviro-vent exhaust system that serves both the new and existing kilns. Additional items furnished through this PCCF grant included locking cabinets, a rolling cart, sink, electrical outlets for the kilns, water heater and additional equipment used for glass fusing, stained glass and enameling. Tryon Arts and Crafts School invites interested students to see firsthand this new studio. A kaleidoscope-making workshop will be held in the studio Saturday, April

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