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Tryon Daily Bulletin

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Vol. 85 / No. 165

Tryon, N.C. 28782

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Denton retires after 30 years in law enforcement by Leah Justice

The annual membership meeting of the Tryon Downtown Development Association will be held Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Tryon Depot. The guest speaker will be Sherry B. Adams, western N.C.’s coordinator for the N.C. Small Town Main Street Porgram. She will discuss downtown revitalization strategies and initiatives. Upcoming TDDA plans will also be discussed.

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


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Mondays, Harmon Field/Tryon, 7 a.m. - noon. Saluda Center, Mondays, chair exercise, 9:30 a.m.; line dancing, 12:30 p.m.; Saluda Duplicate Bridge, 1:30 p.m. 828-749-9245. For more activities, email saludacenter@ hotmail.com or visit www. saluda.com. The Meeting Place Senior (Continued on page 2)

The Town of Columbus honored Lt. Bobby Denton last week for his 30 years of service in law enforcement. Columbus Town Council met Thursday, Sept. 20 and presented

Denton with a plaque and resolution and honored him by giving him his badge and firearm. “He’s the very definition of a community police officer,” said Columbus Police Chief Chris Beddingfield.

Beddingfield reviewed Denton’s career, which began when Denton worked with Doc Wilson before he was old enough to carry a firearm. Denton ended up work(Continued on page 3)

Columbus Police Chief Chris Beddingfield (left) with Lt. Bobby Denton, who is retiring. (photo by Leah Justice)

Polk has spent $74k on developing UDO by Leah Justice

Polk County has spent $74,167.75 on the unified development ordinance (UDO) so far, according to contracts from the Polk County Finance Office. Discussions and expenses related to the UDO began in 2010. The costs include $57,100 to Holland Consulting and $17,067.75 to attorney Michael Egan for their

work on the UDO. During a public hearing held Sept. 17, which was attended by about 300 people, 52 of whom spoke against the UDO, several speakers mentioned that the county has paid $197,000 for the UDO. The cost numbers the speakers were referring to were obtained from the county, but they included costs for the county’s comprehensive

plan, approved March 15, 2010, and total costs to Egan for all planning board duties. Egan works with the planning board for a variety of duties, including work on the UDO, as well as attending meetings, work completed on the subdivision and zoning ordinances, working with the zoning board of adjustment, recent

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Center Monday activities include sing-along, 10 a.m.; senior fitness, 11 a.m.; bingo or bead class 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. Democratic Women’s Club, Monday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m. at the headquarters in Columbus. A light lunch will be served and attendees will fold and stuff envelopes for a mailing. Everyone welcome. 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. 828-894-3336. Saluda Center Monday activities include line dancing at 12:30 p.m. For more information visit www.Saluda.com. AAUW meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Tryon PresbyterianChurch fellowship hall. Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays, 5:30 p.m., Tryon United Methodist Church, New Market Road in Tryon. Green Creek Community Center, line dance classes (ultra beginner and beginner/intermediate), Monday,s 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the gym.

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Male Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Mondays, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 828-894-2340. Landrum Library, free yoga classes. 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Limited to first 30 people. Thermal Belt Stamp Club, first and third Mondays of each month, 7:30 p.m., Tryon Federal Bank, Columbus. Visitors welcome. Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays, 8 p.m., Columbus Presbyterian Church.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Tuesdays, Ozone Drive and Hwy. 176, Saluda. Polk County Transportation Authority makes a regular trip to Hendersonville on the first and third Tuesday of each month. 828-894-8203. The Meeting Place Senior Center Tuesday activities include beginner/intermediate pilates, 8:30 a.m.; ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; devotions and art class, 10 a.m.; Let’s move...Let’s move dance, 10:30 a.m.; bingo, 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. 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. Landrum Library, Book Discussion Group, 4th Tuesday every month, 10:30 a.m. at the library. 864-457-2218. LIFECare of Polk County/ Adult Day Health Care provides 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 Public Library celebrates “Library Card SignUp Month” with a preschool storytime about visiting the library. Special prize for all little ones. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba exercise class, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., in gym.

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Cracker Barrel, 1 p.m. Tuesdays, conference room, Congregational Church. LHS Varsity Tennis plays St Joseph High School Sept. 25 at 4:30 p.m. at home. Chamber Business After Hours, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Carolina Antiques and More in downtown Landrum. RSVP by Monday, Sept. 24, 5 p.m., at 828-859-6236. LHS JV Volleyball plays at Liberty High School Sept. 25 at 5:30 p.m. 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 1-800286-1326. LHS Varsity Volleyball plays at Liberty High School Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Polk Memorial 9116, meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the Womack building in Columbus. VFW Polk Memorial 9116 meets the fourth Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbus Town Hall.


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.; 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. Green Creek Community Center, quilters’ group, Wednesdays, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Saluda Center Wednesday activities, Trash Train, 10 a.m.; gentle Yin Yoga 12:30 p.m. For more activities, email saludacenter@hotmail.com or visit www. saluda.com. Tryon Kiwanis Club meets Wednesdays, noon, Congregational Church, 210 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Female Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Wednesdays 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 828-894-2340. LHS Varsity Tennis plays at Chapman High School Sept. 26 at 4:30 p.m. Male Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 828-894-2340. Polk County Economic & Tourism Development Commission (ETDC) meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the First Peak Visitor Center conference room, 20 E. Mills St., Columbus. For information, call 828-894-2895. Alcoholics Anonymous Tryon 12 and 12, Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Tryon Coffeehouse, 90 Trade Street.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Thursdays, 7 a.m. - noon, old Searcy Mill parking lot, Hwy. 108, Columbus. Thursday Men’s Prayer Breakfast, Thursday, Sept. 27, 8 a.m. at TJ’s Cafe, 456 S. Trade Street, Tryon. All are welcome. 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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planning board training and any land use compliance issues. The comprehensive plan cost the county $87,852.50, including $84,860 to Holland Consulting and $2,992.50 to Egan, according to the county’s figures. None of the costs include employee time. The county also received a $6,000 grant from the Polk County Community Foundation for the comprehensive plan, which is not included in the costs. Some speakers on Sept. 17 said they understand the county has spent $197,000 on the UDO and they think

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ing for every area municipality, including Landrum and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Denton worked dispatch in Henderson County and in 1980 went to the Tryon Police Department. After Tryon, he was an officer in N. Myrtle Beach, S.C.



that money should have been used for other needs. “I understand $197,000 has been spent and I believe that money could have been spent elsewhere,” said Polk County resident Russell Stribling. Residents Ben Hudson, Tyrone Phillips and Phillip Baumberger also mentioned the $197,000 allegedly spent. “One person doesn’t want to see lights on a mountain and you’re going to spend $197,000 for what one person wants?” Baumberger asked commissioners. In total, the county has spent $162,020.25 for the 20/20 vision (comprehensive plan) and the UDO,

including consulting and attorney fees. Commissioners began discussing creating a UDO on May 3, 2010 (see timeline page 4). A UDO committee was created to work on a draft UDO, which was approved by a split vote on May 9, 2012. The UDO committee recommended deleting the mountainside and ridgeline section, which currently restricts development at elevations above 1,650 ft., and to apply requirements for land disturbing activity of slopes 30 percent or greater to the entire county, among other recommendations. Of the members on the UDO

committee, Henry Bright, Ray

before coming back to serve as the Landrum police chief. After Landrum, he worked as a detective for the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. He then moved to the Saluda Police Department before ending his career working for the Columbus Police Department. Beddingfield described Denton as dependable, intelligent, approachable, laid-back, easy go-

ing and having a lot of wisdom. “The man is extremely knowledgeable and intelligent,” Beddingfield said. “And a true friend.” Beddingfield first worked with Denton at the sheriff’s office before Denton joined Columbus. Denton has worked the last six and a half years with Columbus. “Bobby and I have worked

together for a long time and been through thick and thin together,” Beddingfield said. “I think anytime we look at Bobby and what he’s helped us do it’s a better place. Bobby, thank you. I can’t thank you enough.” Beddingfield received a plaque from town council, as well as his badge and his Glock Model 32 pistol, caliber .357 SIG.

Gasperson, Evangelena Barber, Doug Harmon, Jim Carson, Wayne Horne and Roger Odel approved the motion with the recommendations. UDO committee members Christel Walter, Mark Byington, Renée McDermott, Harry Petersen and Lisa Krolak voted against the motion. The UDO committee’s draft was sent to the planning board, which made further revisions prior to recommending the UDO draft to the board of commissioners, including changing the slope restriction to a slope of 25 percent or more. Commissioners scheduled a workshop to discuss the UDO draft for Oct. 1 at 5 p.m.


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Polk 20/20 vision, UDO timeline Editor’s note: The following timeline is taken from minutes of Polk County board meetings regarding the comprehensive plan and the UDO. • May 7, 2007 – A 22-member visioning committee was appointed by the board of commissioners, Harry Denton, Tommy Melton, Ted Owens, Tom Pack and Warren Watson. The committee was to develop a vision for Polk County and to recommend priorities for future planning. • June 16, 2008 - The visioning committee presented its final report to the board of commissioners, Tommy Melton, Harry Denton, Ted Owens, Tom Pack and Warren Watson. Commissioner Pack made a motion to accept the report, seconded by Commissioner Owens, and the motion carried unanimously. Commissioner Pack recommended a Comprehensive Land Use Plan and an oversight citizen committee be formed. • July 7, 2008 – Comprehensive Land Use presentation to commissioners. Commissioner Owens made the motion to form a Comprehensive Land Use Plan and an oversight committee for the Comprehensive Planning Process, seconded by Commissioner Pack. Discussion followed and the motion was removed. Commissioner Owens stated he did really didn’t want to delay it because we all really want to move on this, but if it will help the board make a decision properly he would be glad to delay the motion until the next meeting. Commissioner Pack agreed with Owens. • July 21, 2008 – Proposed Comprehensive Plan RFP for review and citizen oversight committee formation. Commissioner Owens made the motion to create a Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee with one citizen from each township and one citizen from each of the municipalities. Commissioner Pack seconded the motion and it carried unanimously. • Oct. 6, 2008 – Recommendations for the Comprehensive Land Use Plan Citizens Advisory Committee. 43 applicants

were interviewed by Joe Epley, Marshall Monroe, Cathy Ruth, Tom Pack and Tommy Melton. They recommended a primary and alternate for each township and each municipality. Commissioner Owens made a motion for these citizens to be appointed, seconded by Commissioner Watson, and carried unanimously. Commissioner Watson made a motion to approve Holland Consulting Planners from Wilmington, N.C. for $90,860, seconded by Commissioner Owens, and the motion carried 4-1 (Melton opposed). • March 15, 2010 – 20/20 Vision Plan adopted as the Comprehension Plan for Polk County. Commissioner McDermott made a motion to adopt the Comprehension Plan, seconded by Commissioner Melton and it carried unanimously. Board of commissioners: Cindy Walker, Ray Gasperson, Renée McDermott, Tommy Melton and Warren Watson. • May 3, 2010 – Discussion began regarding creating a Unified Development Ordinance by consolidating and organizing all of the land use ordinances into one document as recommended in the Comprehensive Plan. Commissioner McDermott made a motion, Commissioner Gasperson seconded and the motion carried unanimously. Board of commissioners: Cindy Walker, Ray Gasperson, Renée McDermott, Tommy Melton and Warren Watson. • June 21, 2010 – Unified Development Ordinance Committee appointed. • July 12, 2010 – Contract for consultant services with Holland Consulting Planners Inc. and Polk County to prepare a Unified Development Ordinance for the county. Vice-Chairperson Gasperson made a motion to approve the contract, seconded by Commissioner Watson, and the motion carried unanimously. The first meeting of the Unified Development Ordinance Committee is scheduled for July 26, 2010 at 7 p.m.

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During the third game, Polk continued with clean solid shots and serves. Ruff delivered kill shots and Overholt led many assists. Deaver slammed Polk’s 17th point. Owen’s libero slipped and appeared injured in the third game, but was able to finish out the match. However, Owen was no match for Polk’s aim and decisive hits. Polk County’s ability to deliver precise and effective shots was crucial to the team’s solid and relatively quick victory. Lady Wolverine’s Coach Heather Claussen summarized the team’s performance by saying, “Our team executed on the things we needed to do on our side. We’re trying to incorporate some new things into our offense so were focused on taking care of business on our side of the net more than what was going on on the other side.”

Polk’s Shalyn Brown serves in the third game against Owen on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Polk won the match. (photo by Elizabeth Trautman)

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2012 Green Creek Heritage Festival a memorable day Hats off to Krista Haynes Center, where the festival is and the many volunteers who held. Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make the worked or donated. I have received lots of faGreen Creek Heritage Festival so wonderful! It was a memo- vorable comments on the numerous activities at the festivirable day, indeed. ties, including Each year, demonstraI marvel, as The View tions, displays, the festival acFrom tivities unfold, Sandy Plains crafts, live animals, the histhat things go Opal Sauve tory room, the so well. This 828-863-2437 general store, smooth operation is the direct result of hun- the very popular car and truck dreds of dedicated people who show, the delicious BBQ, give of their time and talents and of course, the wonderful in order to give this “gift” music. During the 78 years that to the community. Many of these volunteers have worked Green Creek School was in opevery year since 1999, when eration, thousands of students the first Green Creek Heritage got their formal education Festival was held. Also, many there. Many people returned to of these volunteers are former their alma mater to bring their Green Creek School students children and grandchildren who have a special love for (Continued on page 11) the Green Creek Community

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This picture, dated circa 1914, was on display in the history room at the Green Creek Heritage Festival on Sept. 8. Names of the ladies are not known, but may have been teachers at the school. The large building in this picture served as the first consolidated school in Green Creek township. This building was painted white later on, and usually served as classrooms. However, the large room at right was sometimes used for a basketball court, but after the new brick gym was built in 1936, the large room served as a classroom again. The smaller room at left was a classroom for many years, but the first lunchroom at Green Creek High School opened in that room about 1944. This room later reverted back to a classroom because a separate lunchroom building was constructed nearby. This new building served as a lunchroom for a number of years, and is still in use today. It is now called the Ruritan building. (photo submitted by Opal Sauve)

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to the heritage festival, and a number of former students were excited to find their pictures on display in the Green Creek History Room. However, we need to borrow more pictures to copy. If anyone has annuals, class pictures, or photos from 1960s, 1970s or 1980s at Green Creek School, please call me. We would like to copy those pictures or annuals for use at next year’s Green Creek Heritage Festival. As some of you already know, I was deeply saddened about the death of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. If you remember, his words were “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” which made his name a household word and made America very proud. Years later, I was privi-

leged to give the invocation at a conference where Neil Armstrong was guest speaker. I, along with my boss (at the time), Hugh Morton Jr., sat at the head table with the astronaut and about six other people. When Hugh Morton, who already knew the astronaut, started to introduce me, Armstrong stood up and came over to shake my hand. I was excited, honored and overwhelmed at the same time. For the next hour, this most famous of astronauts chatted with us as if we were old friends. Armstrong asked where my home was, so he learned about Green Creek and Sandy Plains during that hour. (He had been my hero since I had watched his first steps on the moon on live television on July 20, 1969.) I really loved Armstrong’s speech at that conference.

He was a true patriot. His great love for this country was apparent throughout our conversations and his speech. Armstrong was also a true gentleman; soft-spoken, easy to talk to, down-to earth, very gracious, incredibly humble and an extremely nice person. He is the only person I have ever met, except for former President Ronald Reagan, who ranks that high on my “hero list.” A reminder: Schools are back in session so please drive carefully, slow down, watch for students, school buses and congested traffic wherever you drive, especially during school hours. We have heard of several “near-misses” lately. Remembering how precious each young person’s life is will help you to practice patience and to be more careful. When I think about children and learning, I’m reminded of



Daniel Webster’s quote: “If we work upon marble, it will perish; if we work upon brass, time will efface it; if we rear temples, they will crumble into dust; but if we work upon immortal minds, if we imbue them with principles, with justness and love of our fellowman, we engrave on those tablets (minds) something which will brighten to all eternity.” Happy birthday to Rhonda Forster, Scott Waddell, John Blanton, Lori Price, Wyllene Shields, Carole McIntire, Jane Horne, Bruce Collins, Rita Sports, Tim Linder and Peggy and James Stott. Among those celebrating wedding anniversaries this month are Regina and Ricky Pate, John and Edith Edwards, James and Kay Pack and Kerry and Sheila Ford. If you have news of this area, please call me at 828863-2437.


12 Tryon Daily Bulletin  / The World’s Smallest Daily Newspaper Monday, September 24, 2012

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Lost - Beautiful Female Gold Tabby Cat. Disappeared from Polk County. May have been picked up by someone or rescued my mistake. She was chipped. Needs meds. Was beloved to owner and has never been forgotten. Will pay generously for any info leading to the recovery of this wonderful animal. 828-859-5292

GARAGE SALES Small Estate Sale Furniture, Painting/Art Work, Mirrors, Fine Kitchen Ware, Serving Ware, and Crystal. Contact M. Jones after 5:00 @ 828-859-0229


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5 days, but probably will get back through Shelby on average 2-3 times per week. Will most likely start late in the day each day around noon to 3pm and make night time deliveries at grocery warehouses. (This is not hauling groceries, therefore no touch freight to the driver). Will be hauling paper products. We offer a competitive pay package also Health/ Dental/ Vision/ Life and more. Call today 800-849-1818 or apply online at www.shipwithbest.com



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We wash homes, decks, roofs, exterior/interior of gutters, etc. Also seal or stain wood. Exc ref. Free Estimates. Call 828-894-3701. Saluda Construction: Grading, landscaping, driveways, land clearing, underbrushing, property maint. Stone, mulch, licensed, insured, bonded. G. Eargle 828- 243-4300



Tommy's Want to go on vacation Home Improvement & not worry about your furry friends? I will farm Roofs, renovations, siding, sit while you are away. carpentry, decks, win864-266-8964 or www.not dows, screening. All Home myfarm. weebly.com “It’s Repairs. FREE estimates. not my farm, but I will treat Home: (828) 859 - 5608. it like it is." Cell: (828) 817 - 0436.

CLEANING SERVICES Complete Cleaning Home and Industrial cleaning, Taking new Clients. References available. 828-894-3132 You Deserve A BREAK Have Your House or Business Cleaned 1,000,000 Insured/Bonded Minimum of 3 Hours @ $19.50 $15.50 per hour. www.deseriescleaning. com 10% disc for 1st time use Expires 09 / 31/ 2012 828-229-3014 888-846-4094


SPECIALIZED SERVICES Gunsmithing ~ We buy Firearms Rifles, Shotguns, Pistols, Revolvers, New or Used, Short or Long, Working or Not. 828-393-0067


Cell Phone Tower Company looking for help, Installing Antennas. 704-201-0554 CooperRiis Therapeutic Healing Community in Mill Spring, NC, has an opening for a Full Office Manager to support the residents and staff with their administrative needs. Duties Include but not limited to: *Resident, Clinical and Transportation scheduling and support *Oversee office equipment needs *Welcome/guide visitors, staff and residents *Order, maintain, organize and deliver supplies *Answers phone and provide guidance to callers Minimum Job Requirements: *Knowledge of Microsoft Office systems *Detail oriented *Strong interpersonal & communication skills & the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Please forward electronic resume/cover letter to hr@cooperriis.org No phone calls or in-person visits.

BEST CARTAGE is seeking qualified CDL CLASS A DRIVERS to run out of Shelby, NC. Must have two years tractor trailer experience. Selling your home? Average miles will be Advertise here and sell 2200-2500 per week. it faster. Call Classifieds Could be out as much as at 828.859.9151.

HELP WANTED Marketing Consultant Tryon Daily Bulletin seeks a talented professional to join it's team as a Marketing Consultant. Qualified applicants should be goal-oriented, team players, well organized and trainable. The ability to sell across several different media platforms is essential. Compensation plan includes aggressive commission & bonus plan, health/dental insurance, 401(k), paid life and disability insurance, & retirement plan. To apply, please e-mail a resume, cover letter and earnings expectations using MARKETING CONSULTANT as the subject line to: betty.ramsey@tryondailybulletin.com No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted directly for interviews.

NOW HIRING Modular Manufacturing We are looking to fill a part-time, weekend receptionist position. Duties include data entry, answering a multiline switchboard, and greeting all customers. Customer service experience is preferred. Please email resume to carol@ blueridgelogcabins.com


Custom built 1288sf log cabin on 1.72acs only $89,900. Paved access, pvt wooded setting, high ceilings, front & back porches, ready to finish



FOR SALE BY OWNER 3 BR. 2 BA. on 6 wooded acres, 1375 SF finished living space, 1000 SF unfinished walk out bsmt Mstr Bdrm w jacuzzi, walk in closet, pvt deck Great Rm with Stone Fireplace Very Private Lg Deck Mtn Views $249,500 Call 828-894-6345

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TRUCKSDOMESTIC Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 Only 147k miles, new Michelins. 2003 Excellent condition. Queen cab. All extras. $9500 Gold. 828-817-4085

TRANSPORTATION Drivers/Owner Operators Now hiring Independent Contractors with 3 years experience hauling tankers. Must own your own truck. HazMat NOT req. Local work around the Greenville/Upstate area. Home every night. Call Brandon 864-230-3919

14x70 2+2 used $15,804 Ownership 16x80 2+2 used $21,995 16x70 3+2 New $28,995 1 bdrm apts. available. 16x80 3+2 New $34,995 SALEM Government 28x80 5Bd,3Ba $64,995 Subsidized, elderly CARRIERS 30 Homes on Display handicapped, heat/air Currently seeking Local MARKDOWN HOMES included. Walk to town. Drivers. Home Daily, Mauldin-Greenville 2 yrs. CDL-A Tractor Exit 48A on I-85 828-817-2744 Trailer Exp. Required 3 miles on Hwy 276 E Salem Carriers 864-288-0444 OMMERCIAL 4810 Justin court Charlotte, NC 28216 OR ENT 1-800-709-2536


For Rent Log House 2BR, 1BA,CA & H, hardwood floors, wood stove. No smoking, no pets. $650/m Call afternoons 907-738-9950

MOBILE HOME RENTALS FOR RENT IN GREEN CREEK: 2 BR, 2 BA, nice mobile home on 1/2 acre lot. Garbage, grass mowing & water included. $500/m. No pets. Call 828-899-4905


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1996 14 x 65 Remolded Redman Mobile home, with new 8 x 10 deck, and new underpinning, must be moved. Selling below tax assessment at $6,900 Leave name and number at 828-894-3704

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Beautiful professional office space for rent. From 150 sf - 1900 sf available. 2 locations: in Columbus by I26 and Chamber of Commerce Building. Call Mike at: 828-817-3314 Commercial Space for rent in Saluda. Lots of parking, downtown, Main Street. Call Grier Eargle. 828-243-4300

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1987 Classic Jeep Wagoneer. Limited. Not in running condition but only for minor reasons. In proc06 Chevy Cobalt ess of repairing but can be One owner. 63,000 orig purchased at any time. miles, beige w/ beige spot- Body is in great condition. less interior. Cruise, No dents. Just needs alarm, ac, automatic. 30+ some good ole TLC. mpg. $7995.00 can be 828-817-4719 seen @ bng-services.com or 1515 East Rutherford Need to find the Rd. Landrum SC or call right employee? 828-779-0872


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WE CAN HELP. Reach the county market for less using the classifieds. Need a quick quote? Call 828.859.9151.

Monday, September 24, 2012 Tryon Daily Bulletin  / The World’s Smallest Daily Newspaper



The Polk County Marching Cadets in 2011. (photo by Ilona Verrips Taunton)

PCHS Marching Cadets present free concert Sept. 29 The award-winning Polk County High School Marching Cadets will perform their 2012 show – “The Wicked Women of Oz” – on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. in the high school football stadium. The show includes musical

selections from “The Wizard of Oz,” “Wicked” and “The Wiz.” It will begin with a concert of their show music, and the band will then march the full performance. The Cadets are getting ready for the next three weekends of compe-

titions. Last year the Cadets took home two grand championships and won first place trophies in all categories. The show is free, and organizers said a large audience will help the Cadets better prepare for the

competitions ahead. You will be given an opportunity to make a donation to the Cadets to help them cover costs, but a donation is not required to attend. – article submitted by Ilona Verrips Taunton


14 Tryon Daily Bulletin  / The World’s Smallest Daily Newspaper Monday, September 24, 2012

Polk Baptist Association fall revival services The Polk Baptist Association is currently holding its annual fall revival services at Columbus Baptist Church, located on the corner of Mills Street (Hwy. 108) and Houston Road. Services will continue through Wednesday, Sept. 26. Pre-service music will begin at 6:45 p.m., with the service at 7 p.m. Rev. Donald Hollifield, pastor at Coopers Gap Baptist Church, is the speaker. A nursery is provided. - article submitted by the Polk Baptist Association

New arrival

Matthew D. and Elizabeth Troyer recently announced the birth of their third son, Carson Isaac Troyer. Carson was born Aug. 17, 2012 at Spartanburg Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 21 inches long. He is the grandson of Mrs. Karen Ann Troyer and the late Mr. Norman J. Troyer of Dundee, Ohio and Mr. and Mrs. Lee D. Hostetler and the late Mrs. Maryann Hostetler of Cottage Grove, Tenn. Carson was welcomed by his parents and two brothers, Vincent Matthew, 9, and Dawson Edward, 6. – article submitted by Beth Troyer

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The mindful child: What is mindfulness? John Kabat-Zinn developed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program in 1979 at the University of Massachusetts to help individuals with chronic health problems. The “mindfulness� revolution in America has been growing ever since. An increasing number of studies show that mindfulness not only helps adults with health issues, but can help children as well. PracticTuesday, december 13, 2011 ing mindfulness can improve your child’s grades, increase focus, decrease stress and anxiety and create better impulse control. So what is mindfulness? There are many definitions of mindfulness. The founders of Mindful Schools (www.mindfulschools.org) have developed this definition: “Mindfulness is a particular way of paying attention. It is the mental faculty of purposefully bringing awareness to one’s experience. Mindfulness can be applied to sensory experience, thoughts and emotions by using sustained attention and noticing our experience without reacting.� Another way of putting it would be “simply paying attention to this moment.� Think of it as paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, without making judgments. Students, as well as adults, are rarely in the present moment. They may be worrying about an upcoming test or a future social situation or ruminating over

look like? How would you recognize one? Many research papers have been written which will list specific behaviors of children who practice mindfulness. Susan Kaiser by Rob Fuller Greenland, the author of the “The past events. In that state of mind, Mindful Child,� states that her children often do not know what favorite description, offered by they are thinking or feeling, so you two middle school students, is: can imagine it would be difficult to “After a session of mindful awaretake tests or deal with social issues. ness, students gradually become more positive, less tired and their The practice mindfulness Tryon dailyofbulleTin / Tcan he World ’s smallesT daily neWspaper also impact the child’s health by stresses begin to go away.� In summary, teaching mindfuldecreasing stress and increasing ness can go a long way in helping control of her life. Mindfulness practice, which is sitting and at- students succeed in school and tending to one’s thought, is in itself later in life. Of course, it would a self-managing intervention. An be ideal if their parents practiced anxious, depressed or angry ado- mindful-awareness, too. This lescent who is able to use focused could be easily accomplished and awareness on what is happening in the family could practice together that moment, may become aware on a daily or weekly basis. In any case, let’s hope that parof what triggers those feelings. This, in turn, can make possible ents will support their children to become successful students. They more active problem-solving. Mindfulness is often confused can do this by being sure their with meditation, yet the goals children are properly nourished, are very different. Mindfulness have sufficient rest and that they is based on meditation but may feel safe and loved. be practiced while one is driving, doing homework, walking, planning for the future or even eating. The idea is to practice being aware of what you are doing right now. Meditation on the other hand is a practice to quiet the mind, achieve a higher state of consciousness or to distance oneself from the present experience. What does a mindful student

Journey to wellness

Carolina Antiques & More to host Chamber After Hours Linda and Chris Howard, owners for just over a year now of Carolina Antiques and More in downtown Landrum, will host the next Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. The shop, located at 108 E. Rutherford St. in Landrum, is one door down from Foothills Amish Furniture, and when you enter you will see immediately the creativity the Howards have put into displaying their collection of antiques for sale. A

display of vintage cameras of all shapes and sizes to the left will catch your attention, along with other museum-worthy pieces. All chamber members are invited. Door prizes will be given away, and members are welcome to bring something from their business to add to the cache. RSVP is required by calling 828-859-6236 at the chamber by Monday, Sept. 24 at 5 p.m. – article submitted by Janet Sciacca


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Tryon Fine Arts Center brings back ‘Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience’

Tryon Fine Arts Center, located on Melrose Avenue in the town of Tryon, has been a center for participation in the visual and performing arts for more than 43 years, attracting a diverse range of audiences. – article submitted by Marianne Carruth

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Billy McGuigan returns as Buddy Holly, opening the 2012-13 Main Stage Season at Tryon Fine Arts Center. Call 828859-8322 or visit www.tryonarts.org for tickets or more information. (photo submitted by Marianne Carruth)

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On Thursday, Oct. 11, rock and roll returns as Tryon Fine Arts Center brings back “Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience,” performed by Billy McGuigan. “Rave On!” features America’s premier Buddy Holly interpreter, Billy McGuigan, whom many describe as a dead ringer for the legendary rocker. McGuigan is backed by the Rave On Band. McGuigan has received national attention and critical acclaim for his portrayals of the legendary Buddy Holly. His many performances have broken box office and attendance records in six theaters across the country, catching the attention of the writers and producers who chose Billy as their “Preferred Buddy Holly” in the United States. McGuigan took that success and developed this new tribute, “Rave On!” In “Rave On!,” audiences will experience all the thrills of a Buddy Holly concert reimagined, including such hits as “Peggy Sue,” “Raining in My Heart,” and of course, “Rave On.” McGuigan as Buddy celebrates the birth of an era, paying homage to fellow rockers Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. The Omaha World Herald describes “Rave On!” as “A must see for any rock and roll fan.” Tryon Fine Arts Center’s 2012-13 season is sponsored by Millard and Company. The event sponsor for “Rave On!” is St. Luke’s Physician Network. Tickets can be purchased by calling 828-859-8322 or at the box office, Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information, go to www.tryonarts.org.

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