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Tryon Daily Bulletin

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Vol. 85 / No. 128

Tryon, N.C. 28782

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

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Cronan sets record with 262 mph race on motorcycle by Barbara Tilly

Thomas Cronan of Mill Spring is on the fast track through life – literally. On Sunday, July 15, Cronan rode 262.161 mph in a motorcycle land speed race, earning an eighth-place spot as one of the fastest people in the world to ride a sit-on motorcycle. His performance set a new record in the Altered Partial Streamliner/ Blown Fuel-Under 1650cc/Four Cylinder (APS/BF-1650/4) class with the Loring Timing Association, which sponsored the 1.5-mile race at the Loring Air Force Base in Maine. Landspeed racing involves riding at an absolute top speed over a measured distance; the most famous place for this type of racing is the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. (Continued on page 4)

Thomas Cronan of Mill Spring recently set a new record by riding 262 mph in a landspeed race at Loring Air Force Base in Maine. The feat earned him an eighth-place spot on a list of the fastest people in the world on a sit-on motorcycle. (photo by Peter Freeman)

Landrum High School will hold a mandatory parent/guardian meeting for all fall sport athletes on Monday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. The meeting will take place in the school

cafeteria. Parents and guardians are asked to bring important insurance information and other forms will be covered and completed.

Western Highlands fires CEO by Samantha Hurst

The board of the Western Highlands Network (WHN), which manages mental health Medicaid waivers for eight Western North Carolina communities, including Polk, fired CEO Arthur Carder Jr. last week after the discovery of a $3 million projected shortfall this year. “Board members are already

working on a transition plan in conjunction with the network’s leadership team and next steps for the recruitment process to identify a new chief executive officer,” said a WHN press release. Western Highlands in January assumed management of the N.C. Men(Continued on page 5)

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Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Wednesdays, Fire Department in Green Creek, 7 a.m. - noon. Landrum farmers market, Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-noon, N. Trade Ave. in Landrum. For more information, call Joe Cunningham, 864-457-6585. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Wednesday activities include Tai Chi, 9 a.m.; Medication assistance; ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; Wacky Wednesday, senior fitness and Italian Club, 10 a.m.; bingo and bridge, 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. Saluda Center, Wednesday activities, Trash Train, dominoes game, 10 a.m.; gentle Yin Yoga 12:30 p.m. 828-749-9245. Polk County Democratic HQ Open, Polk County Democratic HQ on White Street will be open for visitors, twice weekly. Wednesdays noon to 3 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon. for the month of August. 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. Male Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Wednesdays,

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5:30 - 7 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Alcoholics Anonymous Tryon 12 and 12, Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Tryon Coffeehouse, 90 Trade Street.

Thursday

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.; 828-749-9245. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Thursday activities include ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; Devotions, 10 a.m.; bingo or movie, 12:30 p.m.; grocery shopping, 1 p.m.; yoga, 6 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 care givers includes music, nursery rhymes, action poems and short books. Storytime at 10:30 a.m. for preschoolers includes books, music and fingerplays. Call 828457-2218. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba exercise class, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., in gym. AA open discussion meeting, Happy, Joyous and Free, noon on Thursdays, Columbus United Methodist Church, 76 N. Peak Street, across from Stearns gym. Rotary Club of Tryon, meets every Thursday at noon at Tryon Presbyterian Church on Harmon Field Rd. Tryon farmer’s market, Thursdays, 4 - 6:30 p.m., McCown Street in Tryon. LHS Cardinal Cheer Camp, Thursday, Aug. 2, 6-8 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 3, 6-8 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 4, 9 a.m. - noon. Led by Landrum High competition cheerleading team. Call 864-3046617 for more information.

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Local Weather Forecast:

Today

Tomorrow

Moon Phase

Today: Partly cloudy, with 20 percent chance of rain. High 89, low 68. T h u r s d a y : P a r t l y Partly cloudy Partly cloudy cloudy, with 30 percent chance of isolated thunderstorms. High 90, low 69. Monday’s weather was: High 86, low 68, no rain.

Al-Anon: Foothills Come to Believe, Thursdays, 7 p.m., Polk Wellness Center, 155 W. Mills St., Suite 202, 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. 828817-0382. Polk County Democratic Party Executive Committee Meeting, The Polk County Democratic Party Executive Committee will meet Thursday, Aug. 2 at the Polk County Democratic Headquarters in Columbus at 7:30 p.m. 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.

Friday

Saluda Center, Friday events: chair exercise, 9:30 a.m.; Trash Train, 10 a.m. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Friday activities include movie matinee at 10 a.m. and bingo or movie 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. 828894-0293. The Saluda Dog Society, will host its next meeting Friday, Aug. 3 at 1:15 p.m. in the Parish Hall of the Episcopal Church in Saluda. The group welcomes suggestions, information and participation to support the rescue of or assistance for animals in the community. For more information, email SaludaDogSociety@ yahoo.com or call Pat Waring at 828-749-1332. Saluda farmer’s market, Fridays, 4:30 p.m., in downtown Saluda. 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.

Saturday

Landrum farmers market, Saturdays, 7-10 a.m., N. Trade Ave. in Landrum. For more information, call Joe Cunningham, 864-457-6585. Columbus farmer’s market, Saturdays, 8 a.m. - noon at Courthouse Square in downtown Columbus. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba class, Saturdays, 9 a.m. Polk County Democratic HQ Open, Polk County Democratic HQ on White Street will be (Continued on page 19)


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Polk Baptist Association awards six scholarships The Polk Baptist Association (PBA) awarded six scholarships at its  annual PBA Summer M e e t i n g , w h i c h wa s h e l d a t H i c ko r y G r ov e B a p t i s t Church.  The recipients shown above are Patrick Rimer (left) and Peter McDonald. Others not pictured are Lori Lookadoo, Jackson Hughes, Leanne Bullman and Kelli C. Duncan. (photo submitted by the Polk Baptist Association)

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Performance of Dracut, Mass., has been racing since he was (continued from page 1) 16, and has been in more than “There’s no way to describe 50 races. “I have been working at it how it feels to go so fast,” Crosince 2003,” Cronan said. “[My nan said. “I was really happy. I success] should tell people even finally got a full-out clean pass if you come from a small place on the bike. I didn’t know how you can still do big things.” fast I was going, but I got near Cronan’s next challenge will the end and people were jumpbe back at Loring Air Force ing up and down, so I figured it Base in Maine on Sept. 1-2, must have been fast.” where he hopes to break his Cronan and his team took own record. two days to He will be ridfinally set the ing a new bike, record. On day “There’s no way to he said. one, he said, describe how it feels to go “It has the bike had so fast.… I finally got a more power,” a little wobble to it. The full-out clean pass on the he said, “but we’ll still be team changed bike. I didn’t know how fine-tuning the to a Michelin fast I was going, but I got body work, so tire, which we don’t know he said made near the end and people what it will do all the differ- were jumping up and yet.” ence. During After that, an earlier run, down, so I figured it must he will travel Cronan also have been fast.” t o a 1-mile lost the front -- Thomas Cronan event in Ohio brakes on the the last weekbike. On his second-to-last run Saturday, as he slowed from end in September. Cronan is currently sponsored about 200 mph, the brake line by DAS Performance, Harry’s got caught on the front tire and Machine Parts, G&G Engineerwas ripped off. ing, Exile Turbos, Capone Rac“It was definitely an uneasy feeling,” Cronan said, “I did ing, Electromotive Engine Con238 mph on that pass but I was trols, Doc’s Cycleworks, World at about 100 mph by the time Wide Bearings, Jung Kwon the front brakes went. I just Martial Arts and JRT Customs. He lives in Mill Spring with stepped as hard as I could on Kimberly Vaughn and their son, the rear brakes.” The record Cronan broke Jackson Cronan. For more information, visit during that race was his own, set last year at 250 mph on the www.facebook.com/thomassame bike, a turbocharged 1991 cronanracing www.dasperforSuzuki GSX-R1100, owned by mance.com. Cronan was also Eric Paquette’s DAS Perfor- recently featured in a Speed mance. The bike is modified TV article (www.speedtv.com). You can watch a video of Croand produces more than 400 horsepower with its 1,276cc nan on YouTube www.youtube. turbocharged engine. Accord- com/watch?v=HBZ7cj0gS6o. ing to Cronan, his recent record Editor’s note: Ashley Brewmakes him the fastest motorington contributed to this arcycle racer in the Carolinas. Cronan, who rides for DAS ticle.

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tal Health, Substance Abuse and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Health Plan for Medicaid enrollees in Polk County as well as Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, Mitchell, Rutherford, Transylvania and Yancey counties. Prior to WHN taking on this role, the Medicaid waiver program was administered through a private company. Polk County Manager Ryan Whitson, who is the second longest serving WHN board member, said the network has never seen a budget shortfall of this extent. “We didn’t have any signs that this was going to happen,” Whitson said. He said the network did, however, voluntarily take on responsibility for the waivers before the state mandated them to do so, despite several board members’ skepticism. Whitson said he as well as the Henderson, Madison and Transylvania county managers all voted against taking on the waiver program. “I was opposed to the Medicaid waiver because I felt we would run into financial issues,” Whitson said. “The way you save money on Medicaid is to cut services. I don’t care how you sugar coat it – I never believed it would allow us to provide additional services as some said at the time.” A release back in December 2011 stated the N.C.-Department of Health and Human Services (NC-DHHS) selected Western Highlands to administer the program because, “Western Highlands Network demonstrates the skills, ability and infrastructure necessary to successfully operate under a 1915(b) (c) waiver.” The goals of the waivers, the release said, were to increase consumer access to care, improve quality of care and demonstrate cost effectiveness.

“I was opposed to the Medicaid waiver because I felt we would run into financial issues. The way you save money on Medicaid is to cut services. I don’t care how you sugar coat it – I never believed it would allow us to provide additional services as some said at the time.”

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Whitson said he believes other networks could face the same issues if not diligent. “They’re all going to face this situation if they are not careful,” Whitson said. “I think through good management they can avoid our pitfalls.” The Western Highlands Network currently has a $6 million surplus, but Whitson said he predicts this surplus will be cut in half by the pending deficit. “I think the situation can be turned around, and the board members are committed to turning it around – we don’t have a choice,” Whitson said. Whitson said although the board has not voted on its next move, he believes they will have to go back and look more carefully at how claims were filed. He said he then believes there could be looming cuts to the amount providers are paid for services and the potential cut of covered services in general. The WHN board meets again this Friday, Aug. 3, to iron out its next steps to cover the deficit and to prevent incurring any further debt, Whitson said. “The board is committed to caring for the mental health patients in our eight-county region,” Whitson said. “And that’s what we’re going to make sure we continue to do.”

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Master Gardeners offer program reconDitioneD AppliAnceS on worm composting Aug. 6 All MAjor BrAnDS The Foothills Association of garden. He’ll explain how this all 90-Day Master Affordable Gardeners will sponsor can be done in the space of about a special gardening program on the size of two shoeboxes – no Warranty Monday, Aug. Prices 6 at 1:30 p.m. at large compost bins to build and

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Isothermal Community College in Columbus. The program is open to the public. Horticulturist Mickey Lively of Garden Gate Nursery in Hendersonville will give an educational and entertaining seminar about vermicomposting (worm composting). A registered landscape contractor, Lively will demonstrate an easy way to set up a worm bed to turn just 5 pounds of food scrapes each week into a nutrientrich organic fertilizer for your

maintain. Lively said it is sustainable gardening at its best, recycling materials a homeowner would normally throw away. Composted worm castings are especially good fertilizer for houseplants and perennials because only a small amount is required. A brief business meeting for members of the Foothills Association of Master Gardeners will follow the program. – article submitted by Barbara Clegg

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The summertime Fisher family reunion will be held on Aug. 4 at the Lake Toxaway Community Center in Lake Toxaway in Transylvania County, N.C. Please begin arriving about 11 a.m. Lunch will be enjoyed about noon. There will be no business meeting. This reunion is for the descendants of James Washington Fisher Sr. and his two wives, Mary Hollon/Holson and Nancy Evins/Ivins, including those in Polk County and the Landrum area. All Fisher descendants, locally and from out of town, are invited and encouraged to attend. Family members should bring a covered dish or two (ice, paper goods and plasticware will be provided), old family photos/ memorabilia, a family history tri-board or other similar items and a desire to learn more about the history of the Fisher family. Organizers said they would like to make this reunion more than a meet, greet and eat. A freewill offering will be collected for the maintenance of the Lake Toxaway Baptist Church cemetery, formerly the Fisher Graveyard, and for the

rental of the community center. If you play a musical instrument and would like to perform, you are welcome to bring your instrument. A piano will be available. After lunch, there will be a genealogical presentation and historical update on new finds. There will be a question-andanswer session and visits to two local cemeteries where many Fisher ancestors are buried. This reunion is not intended to be a replacement for the reunion that will be held on Sept. 8, but rather a supplement to the traditional reunion. Some family members do not live nearby and cannot attend in September because of children being in school, sports, etc. Organizers said they would like to accommodate those family members with a more convenient date that will coincide with their summer schedule. For more information, please contact Linda Maxwell-Fisher at 828-883-9059 or lindamaxwell44@hotmail.com or Patricia Cantrell at pacant1104@yahoo. com. - article submitted by Patricia Cantrell


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Ours

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Taking up mountain and ridgeline regulations separately smart plan The Polk County Planning Board recently decided to wrap up its work on the majority of the Unified Development Ordinance, while taking more time to focus intensely on the mountainside and ridgeline components of the regulations. With so much affected by the decisions made regarding these regulations, we think a slow and steady study of the board’s options is worthwhile. Yes, the county has been working with the Unified Development Ordinance and such restrictions for quite some time. A special UDO committee spent countless hours drafting proposals and putting said plans to votes. However, in just the few months that the planning board has had the resolutions to look over, experts have brought up valid points that could enhance their understanding of the restrictions suggested. Rick Wooten, senior geologist for geohazards and engineering geology with the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) was one of those experts to shed light on concerns last month. Wooten discussed the concern over landslides in North Carolina. He said chances of such an occurrence increase at 40 percent slope. Polk County UDO members originally suggested requiring various environmental studies for anyone interested in building on land with a 30 percent slope or greater. It has also been suggested the board look at the mountain and ridgeline protection guidelines from a view shed approach. Doing so would take time to map out the county’s ridgelines. In the end, whatever route the board takes to define these ordinances, the main aim should involve protecting three things – our area’s beautiful mountain sights, our citizens’ safety and landowners rights. Not taking these actions too lightly is a move we can get behind, even if it takes a bit more time to get the overall job done. — Editorial staff, Tryon Daily Bulletin

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Samantha Hurst Barbara Tilly Gwen Ring Leah Justice

Send thoughts by email to samantha.hurst@tryondailybulletin.com.

Funding to Polk Wellness Center

ing medical and behavioral services to almost 600 clients in the area - some with health insurance, including Medicaid To the editor: and Medicare, as well as those I am writing on behalf of without insurance. These funds our current and future clients will indeed help us maintain at The Polk Wellness Center to our effort. commend the Polk In addition, we County Board of Letters want to complement Commissioners for the commissioners to the approving our reon their far-sighted quest for $74,981 Editor financial stewardin Maintenance of ship in realizing that Effort [MOE] funds at their July this allocation of county fund9 board meeting. ing will allow us to continue We are pleased that the com- shifting a financial burden off missioners recognize these Polk County law enforcement, MOE funds as an excellent EMS and St. Luke’s Hospital. match for our situation. – Maureen Smith, board The non-profit Polk Wellchair The Polk Wellness Center ness Center is already provid-

Consider others during shows

and again. Her yelling in my ear certainly didn’t add to my enjoyment of the performance. In To the editor: Last Saturday night, I was fact, I felt more like I was at present at the Tryon Fine Arts a football game than at a fine Center to enjoy a wonderful arts performance. I paid good production put on by our area money for my ticket and my expectation was I would get young people. My seat was in the sec- my monies worth. I understand ond row, which I the excitement this thought was a very Letters grandmother felt good spot. I relaxed to the watching her grandin preparation of Editor child perform. They being amazed and were excellent. amused. On the other hand, we were The beginning of the production was great. It was ob- all there to enjoy the pervious that we have plenty of formance. People like this young talent in our midst. Then shouldn’t be allowed to carry all of a sudden, my ear was on in such a disruptive manner. stung by the loudest whoop, She should have been asked by an usher to quiet down or leave. whoop I have ever heard. I know I am not alone when It came from the older I suggest this grandmother pipe lady sitting right behind me. I crunched down in my seat, down during future shows and almost as a means to protect shower her grandchild with myself from another outburst. accolades afterwards. – Kathy Watson, Columbus Whoop, whoop; it came again


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Youth of area and leaders beyond talented

age bracket. Tell us more about the two directors. The program provided no information about them or the age range of actors. To the editor: Surely you have reporters Tryon youth have talent and that could dig up their director Jena a column of interTamisiea, plus mu- Letters esting information sical director Lena to the about the directors Duncan, are com- Editor and the age range of mended for bringing our youth. out their best. I regret more of the comIn the 30 years I have supmunity did not get to witness ported our youth, this perforour youth and their talents - it mance [Seussical, The Musical] was superb. out did them all. – Ellen Delehanty, The choice of script was the Landrum very best ever chosen for the article on page 9 of the July Writer missed 25 Tryon Daily Bulletin, overreliable news looked the most reliable source of source Letters news - Fox News, To the editor: S o m e h o w, M s . Jones who wrote the

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Fair and Balanced. – Don Ellenberger, Tryon

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Seventh annual Ache Around

Lingerfelt Landscape Management Services the Lake Run/Walk Sept. 22

Even in these sweltering sum- will be rewarded with beautiful mer temperatures, runners and views. After a short gradual hill, (828) 859-6765 walkers in the Polk County area they bear left and continue to Fax (828) 894-5472 are in training for the seventh an- climb. Ouch participants’ ascent c.c.lingerfelt@gmail.com nual Ache Around the Lake Run/ is followed by a quick right back Walk — a benefit for St. Luke’s onto Butter Street and a descent Hospital Foundation set for Sat- to Lanier Drive. 2x1.5 urday, Sept. 22, at 8 a.m. at Lake Runners then hit a short, steep begin 2/28/11, goes M tfn Lanier in the Tryon. downhill before bearing left on Ache Around the Lake is a Lake Shore Drive and heading up community event that includes the final hill — a final reminder The Ache (8K or 5 miles) or The of why this race is called the Ouch (a two-mile fun run). “Ouch.” The walkers/runners The Ache then take a right was founded as toward the dam a charity foot and cross the Want to go? race in 2006 by finish line. two area run- What: Ache Around the While the ners — Scarlette Lake Run/Walk proceeds of the Tapp and Katie When: Sept. 22 first race were Malone. The donated to the founders lived Where: Lake Lanier American Canand often ran at cer Society, the Lake Lanier, the site of this an- race soon found a permanent nual, 8-K, USAT&F-certified race recipient in the local hospital, St. and the accompanying “Ouch” Luke’s in Columbus. fun walk. Since 2007, proceeds from The Ache has become known the Ache charity race event have as one of the ‘biggest little races’ helped St. Luke’s Hospital upon the Upstate S.C. and Western grade their radiology department, N.C. racing circuit — boasting as well as upgrade their surgery, mountain lake views, moderate physical therapy, occupational weather and a USAT&F-certified therapy and pharmacy units. This year, participation in the course. In 2011, there were 325 race participants and 30 race “Ache” or “Ouch” race, sponsorship, and/or earmarked contrisponsors. The “Ache” 8-K course starts butions to St. Luke’s Hospital on Butter Street with a sloping Foundation will help raise funds downhill. It then crosses over to provide upgrades and renovathe dam and up a short, steep hill tions to the Center of Behavioral referred to by local athletes as the Medicine at St. Luke’s. The Center of Behavioral “Grunt Hill.” The run follows the lake in a counter-clockwise direc- Medicine is well-known in North tion; winding around five miles and South Carolina for its patientof continuous lake road. This centric mental health care, pro4.97-mile certified course has viding a team approach for adults Black Oil Seed many inclines and switchbacks. 55 and older who suffer from such 40# bag The last half-mile is relatively flat. issues as Alzheimer’s, other deThe Ache is a challenging course mentias, depression, Parkinson’s, psychosis and anxiety. The 10for runners. The “Ouch” 2-mile course bed inpatient unit provides onestarts with the Ache on Butter on-one, group and recreational Street. After coming down the first therapy in an exceptionally warm Located between Tryon and hill and onto Lake Shore Drive ambience. 0tfn0COnInDD - pagethe 50 Ouch participants All funds raised during this together, Columbus on Hwy. 108 split from the Ache racers by year’s “Ache/Ouch” will be used (828) 859-9223 staying straight on East Lakeshore toward renovations and upgrades (Save Local Buy Local) Drive. Ouch participants enjoy a (Continued on page 11) very flat first half mile where they

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to the Center of Behavioral Medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital. In 2012, our goal is to raise $25,000 to help cover the costs of painting, new flooring in the nurses’ station and main hallway, two new couches, upgraded visitor chairs for patient rooms, two projector televisions and other enhancements throughout the center. Race registration fees are reduced before Sept. 10 and will increase Sept. 10 until race morning. T-shirts will go to the first 200 registered participants. Both races will be professionally timed. Only the 8K is USATF-certified. Handmade pottery will be given to the top three winners in the overall, masters and age group divisions for The Ache. The Top Dog award will go to fastest canine-human team. Visit www.achearoundthelake. org to register or learn more. - article submitted by Jennifer Wilson

Runners in a previous Ache Around the Lake race at Lake Lanier. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22. (photo submitted by Jennifer Wilson)


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FOUND IN SALUDA on July 26 1 white, 1 grey and white domestic rabbits. Call Saluda Dog Society 828-749-1332

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AUCTIONS Pursuant to the Provision of G.S. 44-40 various items of personal property contained in the warehouses listed below, will be sold at public auction at Thermal Storage in Sunnyview, located at 6121 Hwy 9 on Sat. Aug. 18 at 10:00 a.m. Owner- Bud Pace. Storage Numbers 3, 18, 24, 34, 36, 38, 44, 49.

ARTS & CRAFTS For Sale: Collection of Amelia Watson Water Colors available. Circa 1900. Call 904-249-0346 or email: thomashahn304@ comcast.net

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Exhibits & Events Bravo Marketplace, 285 N. Trade St. Collection includes works by Linda Hudgins, Jim Shackle Ford and Mara and Ford Smith. 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, 66 E. Main St., Saluda. Gallery hours are Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more information, call 828-859-8316. Skyuka Fine Art, 133 N. Trade St., Tryon. Opening reception “For the Love of Tryon” Aug. 11, 5 - 8 p.m. Show runs through mid-September. Tryon Arts & Crafts School, 373 Harmon Field Rd., Tryon. Now through Aug. 10, Summer Sizzler Arts Day Camp for students ages 10 - 14. Workshops coming up include Felting Workshop with Vicki Bennett Aug. 4 - 5 and Aug. 11 -12. Fusion show featuring works from members of Tryon Arts and Crafts School and Tryon Painters and Sculptors Aug. 24 - Oct. 6. Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon. 20122013 season will be announced Aug. 21. Fall Kindermusik begins Sept. 8. Tryon Painters & Sculptors, 26 Maple St., Tryon. New classes offered in introduction to drawing, sculpture, oil painting and figure drawing. Contact Christine Mariotti at cmariotti@windstream.net or 828-859-8392. Gallery show featuring works by Joan Murphy continues through Aug. 4. Tryon Painters with join Tryon Arts & Crafts for a show Aug. 24 – Oct. 5; reception on Aug. 24, 6-8 p.m. at Tryon Arts & Crafts Gallery, 373 Harmon Field Road, Tryon. Upstairs Artspace, 49 South Trade St., Tryon.”Revolver” and “Marked Up,” Open through Aug. 25. “Revolver” showcases work by the painter Daniel Nevins and wood/ mixed media artists Dustin Farnsworth and Daniel Marinelli. “Marked Up” introduces Nava Lubelski in a solo exhibit of textile art. Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact: 828-859-2828.


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Live Music Thurs. Aug. 2 Purple Onion Martha’s Trouble Zenzera Dave Kushubar

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Mama Loca’s, Saluda DJ Brook Hannon Purple Onion Fred Whiskin Zenzera Out of Towners w/ Joey and Tony

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Mama Loca’s, Saluda Us-N-Gus Party Place & Event Center Closed to the public for the Landrum Class Reunion. Purple Onion Drovers Old Time Medicine Show

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for the Club King he will take 13 tricks. But look what happens if West’s opening lead is the Spade Jack. The opponents take the first 3 tricks and declarer can do no better than take 10 tricks. In the second case, South chooses to pass and North opens with a strong NT. South transfers to Hearts, raises him to game and North becomes declarer. Unless East gets off to the most unlikely lead of the Spade Ace, declarer has it within his control to take 13 tricks. But more importantly, with North as declarer, the contract can’t be defeated. I hope you appreciate how important it is to make the lead of the first trick as effective as possible. Also, if you have the unfortunate situation where the hand is played from a different side than the rest of the field, there’s nothing you can do about it but do the best you can.


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N. C. Soil & Water Conservation Districts celebrate 75th Anniversary Governor Beverly Perdue recently proclaimed the month of August as “Soil and Water Conservation Awareness Month” in North Carolina. Soil and Water Conservation districts and their governing boards of supervisors were formed nationwide out of concern for the nation’s soil and water resources. This concern grew out of the devastating Dust Bowl in the west, severe water erosion in the south and other conservation problems of the 1930s and earlier. Legislation adopted by individual states, beginning in 1937, formed local Soil and Water Conservation Districts of which there are now 96 in North Carolina. Dr. Hugh Hammond Bennett, a North Carolina native from Anson County, was instrumental in coordinating national efforts toward solving the critical conservation problems that the country faced. Dr. Bennett, known internationally as the “Father of Soil and Water Conservation,” can be credited with laying the page 15 foundation for the soil and water

conservation programs of today. Statute 139, and the Brown Creek Through the efforts of Bennett Soil and Water Conservation Disand his close working relationship trict, in the home county of Dr. with President Franklin D. Roos- Bennett, was chartered on Aug. evelt, a model law known as the 4, 1937. This district was the first Standard State Soil Conservation Soil and Water Conservation DisDistricts Law was drafted which trict organized in the United States. would enable states to create local By 1947, all of the other states and soil and water the territories conservation of Hawaii Soil and water conservation districts. and Alaska The pur- began on the local level by had passed pose of these Polk County Mutual Soil legislation districts was creating loto provide lo- Conservation Association, Inc. cal districts. cal input and and was formed June 9, 1936. Soil and direction to water conthe fledging servation has federal conservation programs that a long history in Polk County were administered by the USDA- and has involved many people. It Soil Conservation Service, which began on the local level by Polk were established two years earlier County Mutual Soil Conservation in 1935. On Feb. 27, 1937, Presi- Association, Inc. and was formed dent Roosevelt corresponded with June 9, 1936. The original constate governors across the United servation district was known as States, urging each state to adopt the Broad River Soil and Water legislation similar to the “model Conservation District and included law.” That same year, the North all or portions of the following Carolina General Assembly passed counties: Cleveland County, Polk a soil and water conservation dis- County and Rutherford County. tricts law known as NC General Early officers included: C. A.

Jolley, S. J. Fagan, J. H. Gibbs Q. M. Powell and W. D. Westbrooks. The current Polk Soil and Water Conservation District was formed in September 1961. Today, the 96 North Carolina Soil and Water Districts in North Carolina serve more than 85,000 school children and adults each year through education efforts. In addition, Soil and Water Conservation Districts are instrumental in improving the state’s natural resources by providing technical assistance to landowners to help them solve their natural resource problems through voluntary, incentive-based conservation programs. Polk County’s recent accomplishments include stream bank restorations throughout the county, including the Pacolet River. Every year Polk County Soil and Water works with different farmers to assist them with fencing animals out of the streams, constructing chemical ag. buildings, as well as implementing erosion planning. – article submitted by Sandra Reid

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The rattlesnake incident To the Editor: On a recent Monday evening at about 7:30 p.m., I set out in my truck to BiLo to buy kibbles for my dogs. Along Hwy. 108 between Tryon and Columbus, I come across a car stopped in my lane. There’s no one in the car but there is a man in front of the car who seems to be tending something in the road. I leave my car and go out to play Good Samaritan. I find the gentlemen attempting to capture a snake with what looked to be a ski pole. My first thought is that a putter would have been the better choice of club but he seemed to know what he was doing. I ask what kind of snake. Rattlesnake, he replies calmly. I quickly begin to rethink my samaritanship. It wasn’t a large snake as frightening snakes go, maybe a couple of feet long. I take a quick look at the tail portion and decide that it did indeed look rattleish, although not having any basis of comparison other than a few Western movies seen in my youth.

The gentleman tosses me a plastic bag (I assume he keeps one handy for just such occasions) and asks me if I can hold it open. I do so. He then somehow manages to pin the snake with the ski pole, grabs the snake just behind the head, lifts him up and drops him in the bag. Mercifully, as I’m standing there wondering what I’m supposed to do with a bag full of rattlesnake, he snatches the bag from my hand. Very Indiana Jones like, although Jones did not like snakes. But I digress. He thanks me. I thank him. As I reach my truck, I remember I have a camera and I take a quick picture of the gentleman and his capture. He puts the bag in the backseat of his car and we go on our respective ways. I wish I had had the presence of mind to ask him his name and what he was going to do with the snake. I would love to write the story. It seemed evident to me that he wanted no harm to come to the creature. I applaud his service. If the gentleman sees this and would like to contact me, I would very much enjoy the update. I bought kibbles. – Elvin Clark, Tryon


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St. Luke’s celebrates joint commission accreditation The staff of St. Luke’s Hospital has another reason to celebrate! Why? Because we recently achieved another successful survey by The Joint Commission, the leading accrediting agency for healthcare providers. St. Luke’s Hospital received the seal of approval for another three years. “Wow! That’s amazing.” That’s what the surveyor with The Joint Commission said during the wrap-up meeting with staff from St. Luke’s Hospital. After three long days of inspection and a review of 276 standards of care, St. Luke’s Hospital had a successful survey with only two direct and nine indirect findings. The surveyors were extremely complimentary, and it was a very positive experience for everyone involved. To ensure a hospital is meeting standards of care, The Joint Commission conducts a very stringent

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onsite review of a hospital’s level of performance in specific areas and provides us with standards of performance for all activities that affect the quality and safety of patient care. Standards ask these questions: “Is the hospital doing the right things? Is it doing them well?” And “Is patient care provided in a safe, secure environment?” Everything we do — from patient registration to lab tests, from medication management to discharge instructions, from medical staff credentialing to managing the physical environment — is tested by these standards set forth by The Joint Commission. Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization and

is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards. Joint Commission surveyors spent three days in our hospital; one focused on our facility in meeting life-safety regulations while another reviewed our patient care using the medical record as a roadmap. She observed our staff, reviewed our documentation, asked questions and looked closely to see how our departments work together in supporting patient care. Definitely, we’re pleased to have passed a very stringent review. Our community should take comfort in the knowledge that St. Luke’s Hospital provides exceptional care, close to home.

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BRNHA announces grants available for heritage projects The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area (BRNHA) Partnership has announced its 2012 Heritage Grants Program, which will provide funding for projects that preserve, interpret and promote Western North Carolina’s rich agricultural, craft, Cherokee, music and natural

heritage. These five distinctive legacies earned the region a Congressional designation as a National Heritage Area in 2003. “Western North Carolina is such a special place to live and to visit,” said BRNHA Executive Director Angie Chandler. “Our grants help preserve our

heritage while boosting visitor spending and other investments in our towns and communities.” Nonprofit organizations, academic institutions and units of state and local governments are eligible to apply. Applicants

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Lanier Library, Book Lovers will meet Saturday, Aug. 4 at \9:30 a.m. to discuss books members have enjoyed. Open to all book lovers. 828-859-9535. House of Flags Museum, open Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 33 Gibson Street, Columbus. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. PAC, Walnut Creek Preserve, will offer a presentation on “Fungi in the Southern Appalachians” on Saturday, Aug. 4 at 10:30 a.m. at the Anne Elizabeth

Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve. Todd Elliott will make the presentation and lead a walk afterwards for all interested. 828-859-5060.

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open for visitors, twice weekly. Wednesdays noon to 3 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon. for the month of August. Grassroots Art Project, holds art classes to benefit Lennie’s Fund and the Humane Society, Saturdays from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. There is no fee for the class and all materials will be provided. Classes are held at the Holy Cross Episcopal Church on Melrose Ave. in Tryon. Call 828899-0673 for more information.

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Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Mondays, Harmon Field/Tryon, 7 a.m. - noon. 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.

AND SAVE. So look for products made from recycled materials and buy them. It would mean the world to all of us. For a free brochure, write Buy Recycled, Environmental Defense Fund, 257 Park Ave. South, New York, NC 10010, or call 1-800-CALL-EDF.

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must provide at least an equal match. The total pool of funding for the 2012 grant cycle is $225,000. “This year we are putting out a special call for music heritage projects, to help expand and raise awareness of the Blue Ridge Music Trails which were started years ago,” said Chandler. Over the past nine years, the Blue Ridge National Heritage

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Area Partnership has awarded 91 grants totaling more than $1.5 million to projects that preserve, interpret and develop the heritage resources of the region. These awards have leveraged more than $2.6 million in state, local and private matches. Grants awarded in previous cycles have supported historic building renovations, indoor and outdoor exhibits, oral history projects, video documentaries, interpretive programs, visitor brochures, Junior Appalachian Musician programs

and the promotion of local foods and farms. The grant projects have provided engaging and authentic heritage experiences to hundreds of thousands of visitors and residents. The deadline for grant applications is Dec. 14. Grant information sessions will be held around the region in September. Complete information on the 2012 Heritage Grants Program can be found at www. blueridgeheritage.com. - article submitted by Jill Jones

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Cheyenne Jennings, a 10-year-old student at Tryon Elementary School, competed in the Miss Pre Teen NC pageant earlier this month in Durham, N.C. Jennings competed against 73 girls from across North Carolina. Miss Pre Teen N.C. is a division of Miss Pre Teen America. The organization selects girls for the pageant based on academics, as well as school recommendations. The program has a strong focus on academics, but also on community involvement, the arts and music. Each child has her records reviewed, is interviewed, asked to participate in dance routines and is given a knowledge test. Jennings was the only participant from Polk County. She danced in the talent division, spoke on stage, went through an interview process and took a test. As she went into the final review, letters of recommendation were read from her teacher at Tryon Elementary, dance teacher Missy Fincher at Dance Dynamics and her Girl Scout leader. Judges then called out on stage a list of Cheyenne’s academic accomplishments, awards she has won and what she wants to be when she grows up - an author and vet. Jennings was selected as a finalist and received a trophy as


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