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Tryon Daily Bulletin

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Vol. 85 / No. 67

Tryon, N.C. 28782

Thursday, May 3, 2012

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Art Trek Tryon this weekend Studio tours of 34 artists

The fourth annual Art Trek Tryon: Foothills Open Studios will be held Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, May 6, noon to 5 p.m. Thirty-four artists in Polk County and Landrum will open their studios and private galleries to the public free of charge. An exhibit including work by each artist opens at the Upstairs Artspace on Friday, May 4, with a preview party from 5 to 8 p.m., and coffee on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. in the gallery. The Upstairs is the event developer and its chief sponsor. This community happening covers a large geographical area that includes Tryon, Saluda, Columbus, Landrum, Mill Spring and Green Creek. The artists said they are enthusiastic about Art Trek Tryon because it exposes them to a wider audience, plus they can sell art from their studios. Saluda artist Jim Shackelford said, “It (Continued on page 3)

“Bridge,” by Chris Ray (left) and “Minnehaha Falls,” by Vicky VanVynckt. Ray and VanVynckt are two area artists participating in Art Trek Tryon May 5-6. (photo submitted by Karen Jones)

Lennie Rizzo, Uncle Lennie, plans to take a vacation soon. So, Lennie has requested that we ask you, the readers, what your favorite “Special Cases” columns of the past are so that we might rerun them for your enjoyment. We will pick two columns out of the selections you suggest. Please email your choices to samantha. hurst@tryondailybulletin.com or call 828-859-9151.

Jervey-Palmer building in Tryon empty; future uncertain by Leah Justice

What used to be a bustling building for county offices, and before that the home of the first St. Luke’s Hospital, is now empty. County commissioners say they would like to see the building put to good use by someone. Polk County owns the Jervey-Palmer

building, located in Gillette Woods in Tryon, which until recently housed the department of social services (DSS), the Meeting Place Senior Center, mental health services and veteran’s services. The county recently completed mov-

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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.; 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. 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

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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 Republican Women’s Club, Thursday, May 3, 11:30 a.m., Tryon Estates. Judge Peter Knight will be the guest speaker. For reservations, call Opal Sauve at 828-863-2437. Polk County Public Library, free yoga class (bring your own mat) every Thursday from noon - 1 p.m. Rotary Club of Tryon meets every Thursday at noon at Tryon Presbyterian Church on Harmon Field Rd. National Day of Prayer observance, Thursday, May 3, 12:2012:40 p.m. on the Polk County courthouse lawn. Nondenominational. This year’s theme is “One Nation Under God.” Friends of Polk County Public Library (FOPCPL) book sale, Thursday, May 3 from 4-6 p.m. for FOPCPL members (you can join at circulation desk. Hardbacks, paperbacks, CDs and DVDs available. East Side Citizens Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, May 3 at 6 p.m. at Roseland Community Center. 828-859-2804. Columbus Lions Club will meet Thursday, May 3 at Calvert’s Kitchen at 6:30 p.m. Information: 828-894-2505. ‘The Mind of a Sculptor,’ part of the “Explore the Arts” series at Tryon Fine Arts Center, Thursday, May 5. Sculptors Dale Weiler and Stoney Lamar will take you through the creation of a sculpture, while Dale McEntire and Jean Pettigrew moderate. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m.; program at 7 p.m. 828859-8322. 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.

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Obituaries Gorden Threlfall, p. 6

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. Polk County Democratic Party Executive Committee, Thursday, May 3, 7:30 p.m. at the Democratic headquarters in Columbus. 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.


Friends of Polk County Public Library (FOPCPL) book sale for general public, Friday, May 4, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Saturday, May 5, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Hardbacks, paperbacks, CDs and DVDs available. Lanier Library, Book Lovers will meet Saturday, May 5 at 9:30 a.m. to discuss books members have enjoyed. Open to all book lovers. 828-859-9535. 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. 828-894-0293. Art Trek Tryon: Foothills Open Studios, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 5, 6 and 7. Preview party Friday, May 5, 5-8 p.m. at the Upstairs Artspace in Tryon. Open studios for 34 artists on Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, May 6, noon to 5 p.m. American Legion Post 250, weekly bingo games, Fridays, 7 p.m., 43 Depot St., Tryon. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Smoke-free. Narcotics Anon., Saluda Senior Center, Friday, 8 p.m.


PAC Run, PAC Walk, Saturday, May 5 at Tryon Estates. Check-in for the run is 7:30 a.m. Check-in for the walk is 9-9:45 a.m. Choose Sam White Stroll, a 3/4-mile walk around the lake, or the 2-mile walk by the lake and through the woods. Complementary lunch and awards presentation at approximately 11:30 a.m. (Continued on page 19)

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Art Trek participating artists Kim Attwooll Richard Baker Bonnie Bardos Jean-Jacque and Sue Benoist Jim Carson Rick Conn Joe Cooper Margaret Curtis Margaret Davis Mary Lou Diekmann Dom Ferullo

Pat Ferullo Ann Gleason Catherine Gurri Diana Gurri Martine House Linda Hudgins Carol Beth Icard Anne Jameson William Jameson Stoney Lamar Grace Lertora Jay Lichty

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is always a thrill for me to have people view my paintings. It is particularly nice to have the opportunity to talk about my paintings with people who visit my studio during Art Trek Tryon.” Karen Jones, president of the Upstairs Artspace, said area businesses such as restaurants, shops and galleries also benefit from Art Trek. “We expect ‘trekkers’ to spend time in

Christine Mariotti Dale McEntire Bob Neely Rich Nelson Danny Ramey Chris Ray Pat Roshaven Bill Ryan Jim Shackelford Keith Spencer Vicki VanVynckt

our towns shopping, dining and getting to know us better,” said Jones. “The event should grow until thousands of people are coming to the county for this weekend.” More than 20 sponsors are supporting this event. Sponsor locations will be identified by red sponsor signs and will welcome visitors. A brochure with map and driving directions is available at the Upstairs, the sponsors’ locations, artists’ studios and elsewhere. For more information, call 828-859-2828. – article submitted by Karen Jones

“Dempsey,” by Mary Lou Diekmann. (photo submitted by Karen Jones)

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The Jervey Palmer building on Carolina Drive in Tryon, which formerly housed the Polk County Department of Social Services and other county offices, is now empty. (photo by Leah Justice)

• Jervey Palmer

option for that building.” Whitson said he would recom(continued from page 1) mend to commissioners that the ing all offices out of the dilapidated county sign over the building to building. It purchased the former Tryon at no charge. Commissioners said they want Carolina Classical School off the building to be used in some Skyuka Road in the Columbus area way. to house the senior center and vetCommissioner Tom Pack said eran’s services, purchased a home near Outreach Ministry in Colum- the county should sell the building bus to house mental health services and use the money to replace economic developand built a new ment funding DSS building in “I’d like to see [the Jervey that was previMill Spring. ously spent. The Jervey- Palmer building] go to “When I left Palmer building Tryon since it’s in their office after my was built in the first term as 1920s, and St. city limits. I think that’s commissioner Luke’s Hospital the best option for that we had placed opened there in building.” over $250,000 1929. -- Polk manager Ryan Whitson in a fund for The county economic detook over the building in 1972, when St. Luke’s velopment,” Pack said. “That built its new hospital in Columbus. money was spent by the next Several ideas have been men- board of commissioners and had tioned in the past of possible uses no return in job creations as we the building could serve, includ- had intended the money to be ing being developed into apart- used for. We need to get serious ments given its location in Gillette about economic development and provide the funding to help bring Woods, a residential area. Polk County Manager Ryan jobs to Polk County. We were very Whitson said he believes because successful in doing this during my the building is in Tryon’s zoning first term as commissioner and we district, the town would be the best need to get back on track.” Commissioner Vice-Chair to decide what the Jervey-Palmer’s Renée McDermott said she would next use should be. “I’d like to see it go to Tryon prefer the building be sold. since it’s in their city limits,” Whit(Continued on page 5) son said. “I think that’s the best SALFORG -­ page 11

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“If it could be sold for preservation and re-used for a business or for housing, that would be my preference, as it would add to both Tryon’s and the county’s tax base,” said McDermott. “But if not, I would like to see it preserved by an historical preservation association.” Commissioner Ted Owens said when he was on the board around 2007 it was decided it was time to move out of the JerveyPalmer building and to purchase the former Carolina Classical School. He said he and the rest of the board then felt they could sell the Jervey-Palmer building to a developer to convert it to apartments and the county could take the proceeds from the sale to help pay off the building now used as the senior center. “I personally believe that this building is one of the best rock-



“With the right innovative developer it could be turned into a useful showplace like some other older buildings in our county have been.… I would be in favor of putting it on the market and see what happens.” -- Commissioner Ted Owens

structured buildings in Polk County,” said Owens. “With the right innovative developer it could be turned into a useful showplace like some other older buildings in our county have been. As one commissioner I would be in favor of putting it on the market and see what happens. It certainly does not need to just sit there and deteriorate.” Commissioner Chair Ray Gasperson said he’d like to get ideas

Commissioners are considering what to do with the Jervey Palmer Building, which is now vacant. (photo by Leah Justice)

from the public regarding what should happen to the building. “I’m open to any practical solution,” said Gasperson. “I would like to hear any constructive ideas that the public may have for the future use of this building.” According to the Polk County

Tax Office, the building is situated on 4.92 acres and has 17,777 square feet. The assessed tax value of the building is $2,374,805, but many have questioned the value because of its current need for rehabilitation.


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Gorden Threlfall

Gorden Threlfall, 59, went home to the Lord on Sunday, April 29, 2012. Gorden was born to Robert and Helen (Gorden) Threlfall on Sept. 20, 1952 in Farmington, Maine. One of his most cherished memories was spending his summers in Maine with his grandparents, Walter and Mary (Pulsifer) Gorden, helping with the family’s lumber business in Livermore Falls. Gorden received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Ill. and his MBA from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. He was active in ROTC and served in the U.S. Army Special

Forces in Vietnam. Military service was a tradition in the family for generations. He was very proud that his children continued this tradition, all of them having served their country. Gorden enjoyed his work as a financial advisor and certified financial planner at Wells Fargo Advisors. He loved saying that he was in charge of luggage. “You know, “ he’d say, “how some people retire and spend the rest of their lives in a chair in front of the television all day while others can afford to travel to the places they’ve always wanted to see? Well, it’s my job to make sure they need the luggage.” He took great pleasure in knowing that he had alleviated a person’s fears for their retirement future and often remarked how grateful he was that God had allowed him the opportunity to work in a field where he could use his gifts to help others.

Jim Wiprut, H.I.S.

Helping others did not stop with his job, however. As an active member and current president of the Tryon Rotary Club, Gorden was passionate about the Rotary mission to eradicate polio from the face of the earth, about their clean water projects and about the orphanage for girls in Mexico that his club helped to support. Gorden had a strong passion for Jesus Christ and served as head elder for his church, Trinity Lutheran, and took seriously his responsibility to pray for and to help fellow members. His compassion for others had no limit. Mr. Threlfall is survived by his wife, Julie, and their three children, Grant Threlfall, Heidi Webster and Michael Moyers; his sisters, Joan Hill of Illinois and Laura Irvine of Virginia; four grandchildren, Gorden Thomas Threlfall, Kyleigh Threlfall, Sarah Webster and Anah Webster, with Bridget Moyers expected in June; two nieces, four nephews and two great-nieces.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, May 4 from 5 - 8 p.m. at Shuler Funeral Home in Hendersonville. There will be a visitation at Trinity Lutheran Church on Hwy. 176, Tryon, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, May 5, followed by the service at 11 a.m. Pastor Thomas Olson will be officiating, with Gilbert Eliason assisting. Burial will take place at Western Carolina State Veteran’s Cemetery, 962 Old U.S. Hwy. 70, Black Mountain, N.C. 28711 on Monday, May 8 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Camp Eagle Rock, P.O. Box 1154, Marion, N.C. 28752. Camp Eagle Rock is an organization designed to help soldiers who are suffering from PTSD, another need that was near and dear to his heart, and will be dedicated to Gorden by Rotary International District 7670. To sign the online register book, please visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com. Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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BRHJA Mother’s Day show May 5 to benefit St. Luke’s The annual Blue Ridge Hunter Jumper Association’s (BRHJA) Mother’s Day Celebration horse show will be held Saturday, May 5 at Harmon Field in Tryon. The show will include a “Mother’s LeadLine” class preceding the $5,000 Mini Prix on Saturday evening. There will also be a benefit dinner for the St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation.

The dinner served ringside features a fried chicken picnic with side dishes and ice cream sundaes for dessert. Call the Farm House at 828457-3557 for more information on the dinner. This is the fifth year the BRHJA has hosted this fundraising event. All proceeds from the Saturday night dinner will help with facility upgrades at St. Luke’s Hospital. Last year, more than 300 people came out and enjoyed this event with family and friends. Tickets are available at the Farm House or by calling Meshelle Colvin, executive director of the St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation at 828-894-2693. Prize lists for the Mini Prix are available online at www.brhja.com and www.harmonclassics.com or by emailing harmonclassics@aol.com. – article submitted by Lewis Pack Guests enjoy dinner and the show at the 2011 Mini Prix. (photo submitted by Jennifer Wilson)

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FS 45 TRIMMER A tub of native plants like those PAC will sell during its native plant sale starting Thursday, May 3. (photo by Mary Savard)

PAC holds native plant sale The Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) will hold a native plant sale to benefit conservation beginning Thursday, May 3. Plants will available for sale Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m - 2 p.m. while supplies last. The sale will take place at the PAC office, 850 North Trade Street in Tryon. All plants are native to the area and are being rescued from a N.C. Department of Transportation right-of-way scheduled for clearing. Tryon Garden Club and PAC have worked together to rescue these plants. Some of the species for sale will include: Sweet Betsy trillium, bloodroot, Solomon’s seal, Christmas fern, may apple,

wild hydrangea, sweet shrub and hepatica. There are several benefits to landscaping with native species. For example, once the plants are established, they require minimal care; they are ecologically valuable, sustaining native butterflies, beneficial insects, birds, mammals, reptiles and other native species; and landscaping with natives helps restore the character of the land and places fewer demands on resources. For more information, contact PAC at 828-859-5060 or e-mail landprotection@pacolet. org. – article submitted by Pam Torlina

Green Blades to hold spring luncheon at Orchard Inn The Orchard Inn in Saluda will be the setting for the May 10 Green Blades Garden Club spring luncheon. The Orchard Inn has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places and is listed as the Railway Clerks’ Mountain Home. To give members the opportunity to walk around the

grounds and enjoy the mountain views, the gathering will begin at 11:30 a.m. Festivities will be overseen by hostesses Jane Hughes, Virginia Pack Lisella and Callie Smith. Membership applications are being accepted by the club. – article submitted by Judy Brubaker



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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Earth Day 2012, remembering the first Earth Day in 1970 April 22 was Earth Day. Most crats, rich and poor, city slickers of us can remember the first Earth and farmers, tycoons and labor Day in 1970, which included leaders. The first Earth Day led to protests in cities like NYC and the creation of the United States Philadelphia, with dire warn- Environmental Protection Agency ings of what could happen to the and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water and environment if we keep on pol- Conservation Corner Endangered Species Acts. luting. That day Betsy Burdett That was 42 Americans took years ago! How to the streets, parks and auditoriums to dem- much progress has been made? I onstrate for a healthy, sustainable wonder. Nearly every day I deal environment in massive coast-to- with people who “don’t get it.” coast rallies. Thousands of col- They do not understand, or care leges and universities organized enough to understand, that much protests against the deterioration of our way of life is actually deof the environment. Groups that stroying our planet. It seems like had been fighting against oil spills, there is something about the envipolluting factories and power ronment in the newspaper every plants, raw sewage, toxic dumps, day, yet very little changes. Yes, pesticides, freeways, the loss of we’ve cleaned up the top of the wilderness and the extinction of Chesapeake Bay, but we’re still wildlife suddenly realized they dumping tons of sediment into the lower part of the Chesapeake daishared common values. Earth Day 1970 achieved a rare ly. What is the number one cause political alignment, enlisting sup- of pollution in the Pacolet River? port from Republicans and Demo- Sedimentation - same thing. Yet

our next-door neighbor does not adjustments, and expect a comget the connection that his level, pletely different outcome. Our country is built on progpaved driveway contributed to that problem. Straightening Hwy ress enabled by limitless natural 176 contributed to it; mechani- resources to be dug, drilled, cut cally clearing the bank of kudzu and sold, and we say that “we” to plant something else contrib- did it. April 22 was Earth Day. So uted to it; putting in the road to the house lot I was going to sell many people asked me beforehand “What are contributed to you planning to it. Do you redo for Earth Day?” member that “Since part of our Since part of our law of phys- environmental problem environmental ics we learned is what we do, my gut problem is what so long ago, that every ac- feeling is that we should we do, my gut feeling is that tion creates honor the earth by being we should honor an equal and still and not ‘doing’ the earth by beopposite re-acing still and not tion? Put that anything.” -- Betsy Burdett ‘doing’ anything. with “water Go outside and sit runs downhill” and it does not take a rocket scien- still. Breathe. Listen. Listen to tist to imagine what the re-action the breath of life blow through the trees, trees that cleanse the air might be. But we’re not listening. We are as we breathe out. Marvel at the trying to keep on doing the same thing, maybe with a few minor (Continued on page 11)

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Green River Baptist revival The Green River Baptist Church will host a revival May 6-9. Dr. Cecil Lovelace will be their guest speaker. The church’s address is 2880

Ken Miller Rd., Rutherfordton, N.C. 28139. For more information, call 828-863-4300. – article submitted by Green River Baptist Church

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vehicles. When I sarcastically asked Allen if the number and intensity of the blinking lights might be overdone, he answered that maybe the police want to make sure a complete airhead would pay attention. After we got home the rain let up and the wind started to blow. An intense blinking bright light alerted me to look out the kitchen window; the sun was setting and the light was being reflected off the wet leaves. The wind blowing through the leaves created a strobe effect, just like those police car flashers. God got my attention; I got the message. I gave thanks.

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ingenuity of the ants as they dither about carrying food 10 times their size back to their home. Listen and watch the bees that pollinate our food, and the birds who delight us with their beauty. Take nothing, and disturb nothing. Accept the gifts that have been freely given to you, and say “thank you.” Allen and I spent part of Earth Day in the car, driving home from alumni weekend in Laurinburg, N.C. It was raining. Around Charlotte we passed a police car that had way more than enough blinking blue lights to alert oncoming






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Tryon Little Theater’s ‘Knock Knock’ – the end Editor’s note: Elvin Clark, one of the actors in Tryon Little Theater’s production of “Knock, Knock,” has been writing a blog about the experience. The Bulletin has recently published some of his posts to give insight into the process of creating a community theater production. This is his final blog. Last performance. This was the first hot(ish) day of the year and we’re performing a matinee in a tin can. The general procedure is that we try to cool the venue down before the show and then turn the AC off during act 1, restart AC during intermission and then off again in act 2. On this day, the plan didn’t work. As act 1 went on, the cool generated by the AC quickly dissipated and the heat increased exponentially. The actors were hot, especially Nancy in her armor. I don’t really know how she did it. But actors are always hot under lights so that’s not an issue. We were, however, increasingly aware

of the audience and how hot they the interloper obviously flew away must be. The printed programs inflicting no harm. When told about it later she increasingly became fans and we became more and more concerned only said that it was a good thing it wasn’t a spider. for their well-being. So “Knock Knock” is over. Common sense prevailed at intermission and the AC was left We can look back over Teflon brain syndrome, on for act 2. One thing this cast has “It’s over. And I can look dueling lawn lighting in common is that back on the experience as mowers, board malfuncwe are loud. And tions, wardrobe I say that with a tremendous success.” -- Elvin Clark m a l f u n c t i o n s love. We were (Nancy’s dysheard over a torrential rain storm so talking over functional armor and Mark MonaAC is not a problem. Audiences han having to run to Family Dollar also tend to be more responsive to buy underwear because Lavin forgot his boxer shorts he wears when they’re not dying. Act 2 went very well and the in Act 3), bloodthirsty spiders, audience response was wonderful. torrential rain, rowdy crowds, less The only issue was when Nancy than rowdy crowds, smilers, heat had her last monologue as she and, finally, wasps. It’s over. And I can look back was ascending to… wherever she ascends to. Lavin and I (and the au- on the experience as a tremendous dience) watched in horror as a wasp success. We took one of the most landed on her shoulder and slowly difficult scripts I’ve ever read and walked down her arm. Fortunately, I can honestly say we made it work. she never knew what happened and My thanks to everyone who came

to see us and an even greater thanks to all those who contributed to the production in any way. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. TLT looks forward and the next show will be “Seussical The Musical” in conjunction with the Tryon Youth Center, which will run July 19-22 at the Tryon Youth Center. It’s always a bit sad when a show ends its run. The set now is stripped of its decorations and is down to bare walls. All my personal items that I used in or around the show and have lived in the TLT Workshop for the last month are now in a green BiLo shopping bag and sitting on my washing machine. Our series of magical moments is over but, as a result, friendships were created or deepened. We didn’t cure cancer or eliminate world hunger. We entertained for a couple of hours and hopefully made some people think a little longer or a little differently. In my book, that’s a lot.

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GARAGE SALES HUGE Rummage & Bake Sale, Saturday, May 5, 7:30 am - Noon, Rain or Shine, Beaver Dam Fire Station, 315 Beaver Dam Road, Travelers Rest, off Rt. 25, 2.7 miles north of Rt. 11. Bargains galore and home-baked goodies. Benefits Glassy Mountain Fire Department. For more info go to www.gmfd.net

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Pea Ridge Baptist Church to hold fish fry Saturday, May 12 The youth of Pea Ridge Baptist Church will hold a fish fry/chicken tenders dinner on Saturday, May 12

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Polk Central students’ work chosen for ‘Writing Space’

These students had their writing selections chosen to be featured on “Writing Space” at Polk Central during the month of April. Pictured from left to right are, front row: Lance Jones, Nicky McGuire, Sierra Lewis, Jonathan Juarez, Lauren Beheler, Jackson Wines, Emily Bartlett and McKenna Hill. Middle row: Caroline Taylor, Maddy Lawter, Ashley Tripp, David Nava, Mario Rodriguez, Max Stuart and Maria Cruz. Back row: Cierra Tripp, Jimena Ramirez, Austin Toney, Sasha Walker, Kylee Mullis, Galen Sasche and Mitchell Yoder. (photo submitted by Lisa Pritchard)

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Polk County High School baseball knocks down three in a row by Samantha Hurst

Polk County’s baseball team took down Hendersonville FriSports day, April 27 and Tuesday, May 1, as well as Avery on Monday, April 30, improving their overall record to 12-7 and 10-2 in the WHC. The Wolverines took down Hendersonville 5-4 in the first game and trounced the Bearcats 13-1 Tuesday night after the mercy rule was called in the fifth inning. Coach Ty Stott said his guys played great offense in their second matchup against Hendersonville. “We started scoring early and kept on scoring,” Stott said. Alec Philpott pitched all five innings against the Bearcats Tues- PCHS’ Roberto Taft slides into home in Friday’s, April 27 game vs. Hendersonville. (photo by Gwen Ring) day, with five strikeouts, one walk and two hits. by setting a career record with his at home Thursday, May 3 at 6 p.m. behind conference foe Mountain On April 30 the team shutout 102 hit. The winning pitcher that just after the JV game wraps up. Heritage, who they will face off Avery 14-0. To add to the excite- evening was Morgan Groves. against Monday, May 7 in the last JV begins play at 4 p.m. ment Joel Booker stole the show Meanwhile, Polk sits one game week of the regular season. PCHS’ varsity plays Madison



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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Foothills Humane Society shelter gets happy facelift Have you been to the shelter recently? All I can say is ‘Wow.’ There has been much construction chaos and it has driven everyone crazy except now ... it is absolutely gorgeous. Walk into the shelter and see our new reception area. It is beautiful and spacious and the use of color is wonderful. There is also an entirely new entry for intake to the left of the main door, for when someone brings an animal into the shelter. It is quieter, calmer and safer to have new animals come in a different way than through the adoption center, and it ensures there is no spread of disease to the shelter animals. The new layout is terrific. Speaking of coming to see the shelter, I have heard some humans say they don’t want to come because they are afraid it will be sad. Well, there are times when there is a sad story

here, but most of the stories are Check out the “catio,” the new happy, and have great endings. screened porch where the cats Unlike many shelters, our can safely stroll outside and shelter has committed to never get some sunshine and fresh euthanize any animal to make air. Talk with our staff and volroom for more, just because we unteers or just mosey on back are running out of space. Our to see the dogs (all of whom staff and volunteers use their will bark a happy hello). Sad? brains and to find positive ways Nope. We would love for you to bring some to move the aniof that happimals. They take ness home with the animals to Champ you in the form special events A Therapy Dog of a shelter dog for adoptions, or cat, though. transport them They don’t to rescues and new homes out of our area, find come any better. And let us know if you are foster homes to give them more time to be adopted, have them interested in a particular breed, trained so they are more adopt- because sometimes if we don’t able – the list of creative ideas have what you are looking for, to help these animals is endless. our rescue coordinator can find Come see our beautiful one for you in another shelter garden, and the new covered or rescue. I myself was adopted pavilion. Walk through the that way, and I am purebred and shelter and see our fenced play the very picture of perfection. area, built so the dogs can run Ahem. I want to mention a particusafely and play with each other.

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larly gorgeous cat named Professor Smudge who is looking for a home where they won’t mind his curiosity and desire for human company. He is a pure white adult male, happy and full of character and personality. Because he is in a foster home, you need to make an appointment to meet him. Call Dana at 828-894-2088 or 828-863-4444. Oh, and please don’t forget our special on pit bulls. These guys are a lot of fun, but they sure do wag their tails a lot. It makes me tired to watch those tails go all the time. We will spay or neuter them free of charge, you just need to call 828-863-4444 to make an appointment. We also have several really nice pit bull crosses free of charge to approved homes. You won’t meet a finer companion than Sargent or Remington. Come visit them, they’ll be so glad to see you. Woof, Champ.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

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Green Creek Community Center, Zumba class, Saturdays, 9 a.m. PCHS Outdoor Track 2A West Region at PCHS, 9 a.m. Grassroots Art Project holds art classes to benefit Lennie’s Fund and the Humane Society, Saturdays from 9:30 – 11 a.m. and an outdoors painting class with Elisa from 11 a.m. -1 p.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. May Fellowship Day at Tryon Methodist Church, organized by the Church Women United,

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lAnDFill and distributed around the track prior to the ceremony. SeRviCe If(Phil) you wish- to859-2054 further honor your special person, please 8am-6pm bring a few cans of food with you to the bank or to the Relay event to help anchor the bags around the track. All food col1x1 will be donated to the lected 2/14 Crisis Assistance Ministry food bank to help16persons in Polk 3/10,13, County. Last year, more than 350 cans of food were collected. – article submitted by Diana Blanton

Saturday, May 5. 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.” House of Flags Museum, open Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 33 Gibson Street, Columbus. Kindermusik, Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m., Tryon Fine Arts Center. 828-859-8322. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. Democratic women’s fundraising breakfast, Saturday, May 5, 8 - 10:30 a.m. at the Democratic headquarters in Columbus. Blueberry pancakes, sausage, egg casserole, biscuits, fruit, coffee and OJ. Everyone welcome. 828-894-3219.

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Members of the Tryon Running Club. (photo submitted by Laura Phelps)

scenic runs. Members routinely participate in and train for local running events, including the PAC Trail Race on May 5. In addition to training runs, the Tryon Running Club has teamed up with Malone Coaching to offer running clinics geared to new runners. The Tryon Running Club welcomes all levels of fitness — walkers, new runners and seasoned athletes. “When we meet for the track workout or group run, the idea is to start off together and break off into pace groups,” explained one of the groups’ organizers, Laura Phelps. “We all have different goals we are

working on, but being out there together and supporting each other makes the run so much more fun. The best part is being able to see people accomplish goals they have set for themselves. Being part of this group is very rewarding.” The first official meeting of the Tryon Running Club will take place on Wednesday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at the Harmon Field picnic shelter. There will be a small dues fee that will include a member discount to events hosted by the club. For more information, visit www. TryonRunners.Blogspot.com or find the group on Facebook. - article submitted by Laura Phelps

Boy Scout Troop 659 Golf Tournament at TCC May 5 Tryon Country Club will host a golf tournament to benefit local Boy Scout Troop 659 on Saturday, May 5

Teams will be made up of four people, and there will be a shotgun start at 2 p.m. Lunch and prizes will be provided.

For more information, call 828-279-7509. – article submitted by Jennifer Watkins

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Members of the Tryon Running Club (TRC) are making their organization official by joining the Road Runners Club of America to form a nonprofit running club. The group, often self-described as “just a Facebook page,” is excited about taking their social running club to a new level: a socially responsible running club. As a nonprofit organization, the Tryon Running Club will be able to give back to the community. The group, which formed in January 2009, has built a network of runners and walkers who meet regularly at the Harmon Field track for 5:30 a.m. workouts and on Saturdays for longer, more

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Tryon Running Club to become local chapter of Road Runners Club of America

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