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Dyer named St. Luke’s new thrift shop manager, ‘Market Place,’ page 8

Tryon Daily Bulletin

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Vol. 85 / No. 64

Tryon, N.C. 28782

Monday, April 30, 2012

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White Oak washes cars for Relay for Life

Steven Whiteside (left), Keith Young and Corey McDowell of White Oak of Tryon wash a car during a fundraiser for Relay for Life Friday, April 27. The event also included a bake sale offering brownies, cookies, gingerbread and other treats baked by staff members and the families of residents. Whiteside, who organized the event and wore pink socks in honor of Relay for Life, is a floor tech at White Oak. Young is housekeeping/laundry supervisor and McDowell is a floor tech at White Oak. (photos by Barbara Tilly)

If you didn’t get your official T-shirts from the 66th Block House Steeplechase Races held on Saturday, April 21, they are still available in the Tryon Riding & Hunt Club office. Adult sizes are available with the Alice Feagan print. Call 828-863-0480 or office@trhcevents.org for more information.

Child protection team expresses concern over state school age law by Leah Justice

Polk County’s Community Child Protection Team said it reviewed four cases in 2011 and two of those might have been prevented if the children were required to be in school at an earlier age. North Carolina requires children

to be enrolled in school between the

ages of 7 and 16. The Polk County Board of Commissioners met April 16 and agreed to draft a resolution to send to the state in support of lowering the (Continued on page 4)

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COMMUNITY COMMUNITY cALENDAR cALENDAR 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. Saluda Center, Thursday activities: knitting group, 9:30 a.m.; gentle Yin Yoga, 5:30 p.m.; Saluda Center. 828-749-9245. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Thursday activities include ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; art 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. 828749-9245. For more activities, email saludacenter@hotmail.com or visit www.saluda.com. Polk Recreation Zumba class, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri-

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Corrections/Clarifications The caption for the front page photo in the Tuesday, April 24 Bulletin should have said, “Tryon Riding and Hunt Club Director Laura Weicker and Block House Steeplechase Chairman Mark Lehner present the Glassy Mountain Farm Block House trophy and blanket to winning jockey Brian Crowley and trainer Jonathan Sheppard.” *** The article on page 10 in the Friday, April 27 Bulletin should have said the original New Hope Methodist Church, later moved to Polk County, was built on Shields property in 1859. days, 10 - 11 a.m. at Stearns Gym. Patty Rivera is the instructor. The Meeting Place Senior Center Monday activities include line dancing, 10 a.m., senior fitness, 11 a.m., bingo or bead class, 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. Democratic Women’s Club will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, April 30 at 11 a.m. at the Democratic headquarters in Columbus. 828-894-3219. Christian Fellowship Luncheon, TJ’s Cafe, Tryon, Mondays except holidays, noon - 1 p.m.; food, fellowship and discussion of relevant issues; interdenominational. 828-859-5051. Chess Club, Mondays, 12:30 p.m., recreation room, LaurelHurst Apartments, Columbus. Open to anyone in community. 894-3336. Saluda Center Monday activities include line dancing at 12:30 p.m. For more information visit www.Saluda.com. PCHS V. softball at Mitchell, 4 p.m. Green Creek Community Center, line dancing, Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. PCHS JV softball at Mitchell, 5:30 p.m. Male Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Mondays, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Landrum Library, free yoga

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Obituaries Mark C. Pleune Jr., p. 14 Lois Case, p. 14

classes. 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Limited to first 30 people. Thermal Belt Stamp Club meets first and third Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Tryon Federal Bank in Columbus. Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays, 8 p.m., Columbus Presbyterian Church.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Tuesdays, Ozone Drive and Hwy. 176, Saluda. Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, “We Care” is a weekly informal social group open to women coping with loss. The group meets at 9 a.m. at TJ’s Cafe in Tryon and is open to newcomers. For more information, contact Shannon Slater at 828-894-7000, 800-617-7132 or sslater@hocf.org. The Meeting Place Senior Center Tuesday activities include ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; art class, 10 a.m.; bingo or movie, 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. American Legion Auxiliary meets on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the American Legion Hall in Tryon. House of Flags Museum, open Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 33 Gibson Street, Columbus. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. LIFECare of Polk County/ Adult Day Health Care pro-

vides services Monday - Friday. Pet therapy every Tuesday is an opportunity for participants to interact with a trained pet therapy dog in a safe and meaningful environment. Call 828-894-2007 for more info. Polk County Library will have preschool story time every Tuesday 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. Cracker Barrel, 1 p.m. Tuesdays, conference room, Congregational Church. Polk County Historical Association, Tuesday, May 1, 2:30 p.m. at the Polk County Historical Association Museum in Columbus. Jamal Hannon will speak about the history of Hannon Hauling, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary. All are welcome. Polk County Public Library, quilting club meets on the first Tuesday of each month, 4-6 p.m. Saluda Business Association, first Tuesday of each month, 5:30 p.m., top floor, public library. 828-749-3444. Women to Women support group, first and third Tuesdays of each month, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Steps to HOPE, 60 Ward Street, Columbus. 828-894-2340. (Continued on page 15)

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Polk Middle wins second in DOT bridge building finals On Friday, April 20, the Polk County Middle School Model Bridge Building Team placed second at the N.C. Department of Transpor tation (NCDOT) finals in Raleigh, N.C. Team members include eighth graders Grayson Greene and William Price, seventh graders Samuel Rhinehart and Samuel Kornmayer and Dr. Rober t Pettis, coach. The team qualified for the finals by winning the N.C. Wester n Regional in Morganton, N.C. in March. For the competition, the PCMS Model Bridge team constructed a balsa wood bridge using the specifications provided by the NCDOT, wrote a report on the history of bridge building, drew a full scale blueprint of their bridge and gave an oral presentation explaining the merits of the bridge the team entered in the competition. The PCMS bridge team won $400, which will be used to purchase materials for next year’s bridge team. (photo submitted by coach Robert Pettis)



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school age requirement to 6 years old. North Carolina’s school age law was enacted in 1907, according to the U.S. Department of Education. In South Carolina, children are required to be in school from age 5 to 16. In Tennessee, the requirement is from age 6 to 17; Georgia’s requirement is age 6 to 16 and Virginia’s is age 5 to 18, according to the department of education. Most of the age requirements were enacted in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Polk County commissioners recently heard annual reports from the child protection team and the child fatality team, which are combined boards. The child protection team reviewed four child protective cases during 2011. The team identified several contributing factors related to child maltreatment including mental health issues, Asperger’s syndrome, substance abuse, poor parenting skills, inappropriate discipline, domestic violence, excessive absences from school, unstable and inadequate living arrangements and high-risk pregnancy. Polk County Department of Social Service (DSS) Director Lou Parton gave the child protection team report and Helen White with the Polk County Health Department gave the child fatality team report. The child fatality team reviewed three deaths during 2011, which were related to illnesses and congenital defects. The team reviews the deaths one year after the death occurs. Parents of the children reviewed are never contacted and the deaths are reviewed in executive session. The purpose of the teams is to identify gaps in services and to prevent future child abuse,

neglect and deaths. Based on the team’s findings, recommendations can be made and implemented for changes to laws, rules and policies designed to support the safe and healthy development of children. Parton said gaps in services identified in the child protection team report include the compulsory attendance law that does not cover under age 7, because children in school undergo home visits. Other gaps in services include: • Domestic violence cases not routinely referred to Steps to HOPE • The lack of ability to legally share information and collaborate among all agencies involved until the situation reaches the level requiring the involvement of child protective services • The restriction of mobile crisis as a voluntary service and the inability to respond without client cooperation • The lack of adequate funding for therapeutic foster care • Pediatric psychiatric care being unavailable locally Parton said progress made in 2011 includes improved communications with the district attorney’s office and new truancy protocols with schools. Parton said many of the issues presented in previous years to commissioners remain the same, such as substance abuse, mental health, unstable living situations, inadequate parenting and domestic violence. The team asks commissioners every year to be aware of the needs that are prevalent and opportunities they have to make a difference in various organizations and agencies, to specifically be aware of the impact of the Medicaid funding cuts on mental health and substance abuse services and to support efforts to lower the school attendance law to age 6.

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Polk agrees to new sheriff car $24k purchase includes taxes, title by Leah Justice

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office will soon have a 2013 Ford Taurus Interceptor, as commissioners agreed to the purchase on April 16. The county board of commissioners asked Polk County Manager Ryan Whitson to order the vehicle, and commissioners plan to approve a budget amendment during the board’s next meeting. During discussions about buying a new vehicle last month. some commissioners said they wanted to go forward with the purchase but others were hesitant because of concerns sheriff Donald Hill expressed. Hill asked commissioners to wait until he sees whether the sheriff’s office budget will have overages because of the high costs of housing female inmates at other jails. Whitson said the costof the

vehicle will be approximately $24,000, but those costs include taxes and title to the vehicle. The new Ford Taurus is Ford’s replacement for the Crown Victoria, the previous patrol car. Whitson also said he would like to go ahead and purchase the new vehicle out of the current fiscal year budget. The county had planned to purchase the vehicle out of its fuel contingency budget, which has approximately $24,000 remaining, but because of some overages in fuel and possible overages in the future, Whitson said he is unsure whether the fuel contingency budget will cover the purchase. The county may take the purchase out of its fund balance, which will be reimbursed next fiscal year from any overages in this year’s budget. The county’s new budget year begins July 1. The vehicle, which will be an unmarked Ford Taurus Interceptor, should arrive over the next few months.

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New sign for Lazy Girl Loop trail at Bradley Preserve A new sign marks a 9-acre tract in Saluda that has been preserved from development by combining funds from the Polk County Community Foundation’s Bradley Fund and the sale of one adjoining acre on which a small home with some conservation restrictions may be built. The Bradley Nature Preser ve has in its midst the historic Lazy Girl basin, which is surrounded by the Lazy Girl Loop, a 2-mile loop trail that provides an easy way for people in the City of Saluda to take a walk in the woods. The trail was made and is maintained by the Saluda Community Land Trust. The entrance to the trail is located off Esseola Street near Autumn Care Nursing facility. (photo by Carolyn Ashburn)





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Dyer named St. Luke’s Hospital new thrift shop manager St. Luke’s Hospital is pleased From the donations of the to announce Gail Dyer has ac- community, all of the thrift shop’s cepted the position of thrift shop proceeds, nearly $25,000 anmanager. In this position, Dyer nually, go directly to St. Luke’s will work closely with 75 volun- Hospital for the purchase of new teers and manage the day-to-day equipment and other hospital operations of the St. Luke’s Hos- needs. pital Thrift Shop. Wendy Field, auxiliary presiAlthough she may be a new dent, said she is excited about the face at the thrift shop, Dyer is a new manager. familiar presence on Trade Street “Gail knows the thrift shop in Tryon. She was employed by business. She has enormous exFashion 200, a clothing retail perience and success in that field. store now known as PJ’s Fashions She appreciates our goals and in Landrum. the important mission we have Later, Dyer undertaken: that and close friend of supporting St. Sheila Fisher “Gail knows the thrift Luke’s Hospital. purchased Isa- shop business. She has She understands dora’s Closet enormous experience and that our most Consignment important asset Shop and ran success in that field.” is our volunteers -- Wendy Field, who serve and that business auxiliary president help us achieve until 2001 in the same building these goals,” she where the St. Luke’s Thrift Shop said. is located today. Gayle Cook, volunteer coorAfter the sale of Isadora’s dinator at St. Luke’s Hospital, Closet in 2001, Gail was co-own- said, “Gail is very positive and er of a painting and home staging greets everyone with a smile. Our business that offered her the flex- volunteers really like her and so ible schedule to care for her ailing do our customers.” mother. After her mother passed Born in Cambridge, Ohio, away, Gail decided she needed to Dyer spent most of her life in return to work. Texas before moving to Polk “Honestly, it feels like coming County 24 years ago to be closer home,” said Gail. “I am thrilled to to her parents. She is a mother of be a part of this great team of ded- three with four grandchildren and icated, talented volunteers who two great-grandchildren. want to help fund and support our Dyer is active in her congrelocal hospital. I hope everyone gation at the Kingdom Hall of is aware that proceeds from the Jehovah’s Witnesses and said thrift shop go towards helping St. she enjoys spending time with Luke’s Hospital purchase needed her family and her beloved dog, medical equipment.” Cruiser.

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Gayle Cook, volunteer coordinator; Gail Dyer, St. Luke’s Hospital Thrift Shop Manager, and Wendy Field, St. Luke’s Hospital auxiliary president. (photo submitted by Jennifer Wilson)

“I’m so appreciative to have for volunteers at St. Luke’s Thrift this opportunity at St. Luke’s and Shop. Cashiers, sorters and pricin my community. I have so many ers are needed. happy memories in the building The thrift shop is open six days where the thrift shop is located a week and is located in downand plan to make many, many town Tryon at 148 North Trade more!” Gail said. Street and operates Monday - SatSportS ection everY HurSdaY ? Donations of clean, S repaired urday 10 a.m.t until 4 p.m. If you clothing are appreciated. The are interested in volunteering at St. Luke’s Thrift Shop also sells the thrift shop or anywhere at St. jewelry and home goods such as Luke’s Hospital, please call Gayle toasters and dishes, and now, be- Cook, volunteer coordinator, at cause the new location has more 894-0895 for more information space, the thrift shop has been and an application. accepting furniture. – article submitted There are always opportunities by Jennifer Wilson

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Grand opening May 5 for Sterling Women’s Golf Shoppe S t e r l i n g Wo m e n ’s G o l f Shoppe, located at the former Head Too Toe Salon, 39 Depot Street in Tryon, will hold a grand opening Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. According to Dee O’Brien and Lisa Moser, the owners of the new store, Sterling is the only women’s golf shop of its kind in the Carolinas. “We offer items with a new, fresh and funky style that welcomes all women golfers from novice to professional,” Moser said. Some of the items available include bold colored T-shirts, gloves by Glove It, as well as designer shirts by Bermuda Sands Apparel, featuring Our Girl Sterling. For more information, call the shop at 828-859-1223. – article submitted by Lisa Moser

The new location for Sterling Women’s Golf Shoppe, 39 Depot St., in Tryon. (photo by Barbara Tilly) Inset: Logo for Sterling Women’s Golf Shoppe. (photo submitted)

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Reid - McKee engagement Jeff and Wanda Reid of Mill Spring announce the engagement of their daughter, Shawna Layne Reid to Louis Chad McKee. Chad is the son of the late Mark McKee and Pam Hammon of Hamburg, Ariz. Shawna is employed at Ow-

ens Pharmacy in Tryon. Chad is a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army, currently based at Fort Benning, Ga. The couple plans to be married June 30, 2012 at Rogers Park. – article submitted by Shawna Reid

GMFD rummage, bake sale May 5 The Glassy Mountain Fire Department (GMFD) will hold its 10th annual Rummage and Bake Sale, an important fundraiser that benefits the fire department and ultimately the community Saturday, May 5 from 7:30 a.m. to noon. The event will be held rain or shine at the Beaver Dam Fire Station located at 315 Beaver Dam Road, off Highway 25 (2.7 miles north of Route 11). Bargains will be found on everything from furniture, appliances, tools, sporting equipment to home décor and clothing. Home-baked desserts, cakes, cookies and other goodies will also be available for sale. The Glassy Mountain Fire Service Area was established in 1987 for the purpose of organizing a volunteer fire department

to provide fire/safety protection and a first response emergency unit within the community. The Glassy Mountain Fire Service Area covers 66 square miles with a population of 2,500 residents in the area known as The Dark Corner in northern Greenville County, which stretches from the east at the Spartanburg County line on Highway 14 to the west of Highway 25 and begins in the south near Highway 414 to the North Carolina state line. The district operates five fire stations - Glassy Mountain (Headquarters), Beaver Dam, Oak Grove, Dividing Water and Cliffs with about 40 volunteer firefighters and first responders. For more information, visit www.gmfd.net.

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Letter to the Editor

Polk Baptist Assoc. approves of Marriage Amendment

The Polk Baptist Association met for their spring quarterly meeting at Faith Baptist Church on Thursday, April 26. A Marriage Amendment

Letter to the Editor

A very special letter of gratitude My sons and I would like to express our sincere appreciation to all of our friends and neighbors in the community who came to our need and rescue after our devastating house fire recently. First of all, we would like to extend our genuine gratitude to all the firefighters, rescue personnel, law enforcement and volunteers who did an awesome job containing the fire and preventing it from spreading. This is an amazing place to live with amazing friends and neighbors.

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resolution, stating that The Polk Baptist Association affirms the scripture’s definition of God’s plan for marriage between one man and one woman as stated in Genesis 2:24 and Matthew 19:4-6 of God’s word. The resolution was voted for unanimously. - article submitted by Rev. J. Hubert Street, DOM, Polk Baptist Association

We appreciate everyone involved in organizing our successful fundraiser including local businesses for great raffle prizes and other donations and especially those who came to offer us support in so many ways and continue to do every day. We are extremely grateful for every single act of kindness, every donation we receive and every embrace. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers for added strength as we continue on our road to recovery. We are truly blessed to live in Polk County with great friends and neighbors such as you. Colleen, Christopher and Davie Abril

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Editor’s note: In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Steps to HOPE has submitted several articles on related topics during April. The following is the last of these articles. Sexuality in later life is a continuation of healthy sexuality across the life span. Throughout life, human beings seek out relationships, love and companionship. Often sexuality in later life is minimized or ignored, but it is an important aspect of many older adults’ lives. Older adults deserve privacy around their sexuality, which can be hard for those who live with their adult children or in senior communities. Sexuality does not have an expiration date. It is healthy and

common for people to remain sexual throughout their lives. Sexual health and sexual violence are also concerns for older adults. Information about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), safer sex, consent and sexual assault/sexual abuse is important for older adults. Sexual health exams remain important as well. Information about sexuality in later life is available at the following websites: • www.sexualityandaging.com • www.apa.org/pi/aging/resources/guides/sexuality.aspx • http://nsrc.sfsu.edu/issues/ sex-and-aging; www.nsvrc.org You can also call Steps to HOPE at 828-894-2340. – article submitted by Debra Backus





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Jameson offers painting workshop May 17-19 Saluda Center bridge results Focus on emphasis and color mixing for April 2, 16 William Jameson will teach a plein air and studio painting workshop May 17-19 in Saluda. This three-day workshop will be appropriate for beginners to advanced who are working in oil, watercolor or acrylics. It will include daily demonstrations, one-to-one painting instruction and critiques. Emphasis will be on composition and color mixing for vibrant paintings. Jameson has 21 years of experience teaching painting workshops. For further information on this workshop, as well as others Jameson offers, and a registration form, visit www.williamjameson.com or contact Bill or Anne Jameson at 828-749-3101. Reservations are required, and space is limited. - article submitted by William Jameson

Painting by William Jameson (photo submitted)

Winners from bridge play at the Saluda Center from April 2: First – Veevee Blackshear and Allison Like, with a n 83 percent game. Second – Marsha Burns and Talley Wannamaker; third – Lee Ellis and Sabra Kleinau; fourth – Roger Hagy and Valerie Thompson. Winners from play on April 16. First – Mary Margaret Lejeune and Valeria Thompson’ Second – Veevee Blackshear and Allison Luke; third- Marsha Burns and Talley Wannamaker. Games are played each Monday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at the Saluda Center with a mini-lesson at 12:45 p.m. A partner is guaranteed. – article submitted by Tollie Ross

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LEGALS Road, Tryon, in the Town’s ETJ, and is identified by Polk County parcel number T10-B36, and is zoned R-3 Residential. All interested individuals are invited to attend the public hearing and present their comments the Town of Tryon Board of Adjustment. Please call Joey Davis at 828-859-9566 if you have questions about specific cases. Please call Susan Bell, Town Clerk, at Tryon Town Hall at 828-859-6654 if you need special accommodations for the meeting. Tryon Daily Bulletin April 30, 2012

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Spring Pickin’ at Pacolet Baptist May 6 May Fellowship Day at Tryon Methodist The public is invited to a Spring Pickin’ at Pacolet Baptist Church on Sunday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m in the fellowship hall. Everyone is invited to bring a stringed instrument and join in the Christian fellowship or just come to listen and meet new

friends. A variety of music will be played and refreshments will be served. Pacolet Baptist Church is located at the corner of Skyuka Road and Hwy. 108 in Lynn. – article submitted by Judy Sublett

The Church Women United will celebrate May Fellowship Day on Saturday, May 5. Tryon Methodist Church will host the meeting with registration at 9:30 a.m. and the program at 10 a.m. Light refreshments will be

provided at registration. All women are invited. The program is “Listening to My Sisters.” Everyone is welcome to be involved in the discussion. – article submitted by Jane Janke



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Book sale May 3 State Unemployment Extension program set to expire Are you looking for a bargain? Friends of the Polk County Public Library (FOPCPL) are sponsoring a large book sale in the community room of the PCPL. The three-day book sale will begin on Thursday, May 3 from 4-6 p.m. for members of FOPCPL only. Anyone may join Friends of the Library for a small fee. The sale will be open for the general public on Friday, May 4 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday, May 5 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. A selection of quality hardback books, paperbacks, children’s books, adult fiction and non-fiction, CDs and DVDs will be featured. The library is located at 1289 W. Mill Street in Columbus. – article submitted by Marian Bryan


Mark C. Pleune Jr.

Mark C. Pleune, 67, of Suttons Bay, Mich., died peacefully on Saturday, April 21 at the Munson Hospice House in Traverse City, Mich., with his family by his side. Mark was born to Mark C. and Rosemary (Smith) Pleune Dec. 14, 1944 in Miami Beach, Fla. He moved to East Grand Rapids, Mich. with his parents in 1946, following his father’s service in WWII. He was raised in East Grand Rapids, graduating from EGR High School in 1963, and then studied mechanics at Ferris State University. During his high school and college years, Mark


Lois Case

Saluda resident Lois Laughter “Granny” Case, 77, went to be with the Lord Thursday, April 26 at St. Luke’s Hospital surrounded by her family. Mrs. Case was born Oct. 20, 1934, in Saluda to Ellis and Janie Laughter. She was married since 1950 to Ernest Case. She was a member of Friendship Baptist

The US Department of Labor DES is working quickly to (USDOL) recently notified North notify those who are potentially Carolina that the state is no affected by this program endlonger eligible for the Extended ing. Claimants currently in the Benefits (EB) program. extended benefits program will The last payable week of be notified by mail. EB will be In Februthe week end- “The last payable week of ary, Congress ing May 12. reauthorized Workers who Extended Benefits will be 100-percent file their claim the week ending May 12.” federal fundthrough the ing for Ex-- North Carolina Division tended BenEB program of Employment Security efits and a prowill no longer be eligible vision allowto receive extended benefits ing states to adopt “three-year once the period ends. Roughly look-back” triggers through the 199,000 people are receiving end of 2012. With the exception benefits in North Carolina. Of of Alaska, states offering EB those, 17,000 people are cur- have enacted what is known as an rently receiving benefits in the “alternative total unemployment EB program. rate trigger,” which requires

states to have an unemployment rate of at least 6.5 percent and a current three-month average unemployment rate that is at least 10 percent greater than it was during the same three-month period in any of the previous three years (the “three-year look-back”). The estimated last payable week is when states will fail to meet the three-year look-back requirement based on each state’s current three-month average unemployment rate. The EB program is operated by the State of North Carolina pursuant to state law, federal law and USDOL policy. The EB program is subject to labor market conditions in each state. – North Carolina Division of Employment Security

loved building vehicles of all types, and was always working on cars, motorcycles, ice boats, model planes and all kinds of small engines. He began his working career in Grand Rapids, Mich. With Lear Siegler and then Herman Miller of Zeeland, Mich. In 1979, Mark moved to Suttons Bay to pursue his dream of creating his own small business – Fox Farm Repairs. Mark devoted the next 30-plus years to building and repairing boats and vehicles of all types, and all forms of small engines and mechanical systems. It was here he developed a reputation throughout the Leelanau Peninsula as the “go to person for mechanical repairs.” Mark so enjoyed working at his

Fox Farm Shop, along with the many other businesses housed in the Fourth Street Shop. This entire group at the shop share their talents, equipment and ideas in assisting one another with major projects, and Mark was a critical component to this system. During much of this period, Mark also worked for Normic Industries in Traverse City, where his mechanical skills were instrumental in developing improved manufacturing techniques. Mark loved the Great Lakes and sailed them as often as he could. His love for the outdoors led to his being an early supporter of the Leelanau Trail. Over the years he donated countless hours to maintaining and grooming the

trail in the winter months for the cross-country skiers. Mark is survived by his son, Jeffrey, and his wife, Carol, and their two children, Mitchell and Madeline, of Rochester Hills, Mich.; and his son, Andrew, and his wife, Patricia, of Portland, Ore. Mark is also survived by his mother, Rosemary Pleune of Tryon, and his brother, Scott, and his wife, Gay, of Mill Spring. He was preceded in death by his father, Mark Sr. A memorial service will be held in Suttons Bay on Saturday, June 23. Memorials may be made to the Leelanau Trail or to the Munson Hospice House of Traverse City, Mich.

church, a Brownie scout leader, a member of the women’s auxiliary and a faithful supporter of the St. Jude’s Hospital for children. Most importantly, she was a loving mother, grandmother and “Granny” to all who needed one. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Case; an infant son; an infant great grandson; three brothers; and four sisters. She is survived by her five adoring children: Wanda Lindsey, Leon Case, Nancy

Sinex, Barbara Hipp and Kathy Whitlatch and their spouses, along with 13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and two sisters, Myrtle Stamey and Pauline Laughter. The family received friends from 5 - 7 p.m. Sunday, April 29 at Petty Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 30 at Friendship Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Lois requested donations be made to Help Hope Live, in honor of Earl Newman, her nephew, awaiting a kidney transplant. These donations can be mailed to Help Hope Live, 150 N. Radnor Chester Rd., Suite F120, Radnor, Pa. 19087. An online guest register is available at www.pettyfuneralhome.com. Petty Funeral Home & Crematory, Landrum.

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Benoist’s art featured at Rockhouse Vineyards during Art Trek


Window Fashions and Design 828-859-9298 “Guiding Light,� one of Jean-Jacques and Sue Benoist’s local “Photography to Art� canvas giclees, will be on display at the Rockhouse Vineyards during this year’s Art Trek Tryon on May 5-6. The Benoists are first-year participants in Art Trek. They join the more than 30 participating artists who will open their studios and galleries to visitors during the weekend. There will be a preview party on Friday, May 4 from 5-8 p.m. at the Upstairs Artspace in Tryon. For more information, visit www.upstairsartspace.org. (photo submitted by Jean-Jacques and Sue Benoist)

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Al-Anon Family Group, meets Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Saluda Senior Center, 64 Greenville Street, Saluda, one half block off Main Street (U.S. Hwy. 176 S.), 828-749-2251 (Saluda) or 1-800-286-1326. American Legion, Polk County Memorial Post 250, first Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., 43 Depot Street, Tryon. Foothills Knitting Guild, first Tuesday of each month, North Woods Farm Fiber and Yarn, 221 North Main St., Campobello, 7 p.m.


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. 828-8940001. Polk Recreation Zumba class, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 - 11 a.m. at Stearns Gym. Patty Rivera is the instructor. Saluda Center Wednesday activities, Trash Train, dominoes game, 10 a.m.; gentle Yin Yoga 12:30 p.m. 828-749-9245. Tryon Kiwanis Club meets Wednesdays, noon, Congregational Church, 210 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Female Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Wednesdays 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340.

PCHS V. softball at Swain, 4:30 p.m. Male Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. PCHS JV softball at Swain, 6 p.m.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Thursdays, 7 a.m. - noon, old Searcy Mill parking lot, Hwy. 108, Columbus. Saluda Center Thursday activities: knitting group, 9:30 a.m.; gentle Yin Yoga, 5:30 p.m.; 828749-9245. 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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U.S. History/English III (American Literature) students from the Polk County Early College visited Carl Sandburg’s home in Flat Rock, N.C. on April 4. Students were given a guided tour of the home and then spent the remaining morning in the barn at the goat farm with twin and triplet goats that had just been born. After a picnic lunch, students were given quiet time to reflect on their day through writing their own poems. Students pictured are: front row: Taylor Thompson, Alina Kolberg and Jacob Whittemore; middle row: Nichole Ward and Emily Jones; back row: Nathan Metcalf, Chloe Gilbert, Spencer Taunton, Angela McNamara, Andre Kolberg and Terrence Abrams. (photo submitted by Beth McCallister)

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