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Tryon Daily Bulletin

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Vol. 85 / No. 214

Tryon, N.C. 28782

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

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WCCA honors Cool Mama Bakery owner by Samantha Hurst

The last scheduled passenger train traveled through Polk County on Dec. 5, 1968.

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


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 or visit (Continued on page 2)

Martha Graber found her way to independence by opening Cool Mama Bakery two years ago. This year she was named Western Carolina Community Action’s self-sufficiency client of the year. “I had this anticipation that this is what I was going to do,” Graber said. “I had goals in mind and I felt like I could do it. But WCCA – they have helped me a lot. Their support and their encouragement really helped me along.” This includes helping her through financial literacy courses, as well as ServSafe sanitation and food storage classes. WCCA even assisted in purchasing a (Continued on page 6)

Martha Graber delivers bread and cookies to the Polk Fresh Farm Store. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

New county board majority brings big changes Gage appointed chair; Pittman interim manager by Leah Justice

A new republican majority elected to the Polk County Board of Commissioners made big

changes their first night in office. The new board was sworn into office Monday, Dec. 3 in front of a standing room only crowd and immediately made big decisions. The first was to appoint highvote getter Michael Gage as the chair of the board. Commissioners also appointed Ted Owens as vice-chair. During the November

election, commissioner Tom Pack (R) was re-elected to office along with Gage (R) and Keith Holbert (R). The new commissioners join Owens (R) and Ray Gasperson (D), who were not up for re-election this year. Following saying goodbye to (Continued on page 4)

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• Calendar (continued from page 1) 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, 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.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Thursdays, 7 a.m. - noon, corner of Hampton Court and Hwy 108. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba exercise class, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., in gym. Polk County Mobile Drivers License Unit, Thursday, Dec. 6, the Polk County Driver License Mobile Unit will be at 130 Wars St. in Columbus, directly in front of the post office from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Caregiver support, First Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at Tryon Estates MCF: 619 Laurel Lake Dr., Columbus, N.C. Contact Carolina Eller or Kim Minowicz at 828-894-5500.

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Saluda Center, Thursday activities: knitting group, 9:30 a.m.; gentle Yin Yoga, 5:30 p.m. For more activities, email or visit www. 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. TPS Holiday Show, runs through Dec. 22. Stop by 26 Maple Street in Tryon, ThursdaySaturday, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. 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. Holiday party for tweens, The Landrum Library will host a holiday party for tweens (fifth and sixth grade, or ages 10-12) on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 4:30 p.m. Make holiday ornaments and handmade gifts. Hot chocolate and holiday snacks provided. Info: Landrum Library at 864457-2218. iPad and iPhones Tech Workshop, Tech specialist Cheryl Berry will present a workshop on iPads and iPhones at the Landrum Library Thursday, Dec. 6, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Al-Anon: Foothills Come to Believe, Thursdays, 7 p.m., Polk Wellness Center, 155 W. Mills St., Suite 202, Columbus. Green Creek Community

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Moon Phase

Today: Showers, with 50 percent chance of rain. High 68, low 46. Thursday: Par tly Showers cloudy, with a 10 percent chance of rain. High 54, low 44.

Partly Cloudy

Monday’s weather was: High 73, low 53, no rain.

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Center, Zumba exercise class, Thursdays 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., in gym. Mill Spring VFW Post 10349, bingo, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. (year round). 828-894-5098. NAMI Support Group, Thursdays, 7 - 8 p.m. in the blue room of Tryon Presbyterian Church, located on Harmon Field Road in Tryon. The group, sponsored by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), is for anyone feeling anxious or depressed and those with a diagnosis of a mental illness. All conversations are confidential. No charge. 828-817-0382. AA’s Sobriety and Beyond, Thursdays, 8-9 p.m., Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 1024 W. Main St., Forest City. 828-863-1313. Alcholics Anonymous, Thursdays, 8 p.m., CooperRiis, Mill Spring. 828-859-7099.


Saluda Center, Friday events: chair exercise, 9:30 a.m.; Trash Train, 10 a.m.; NA Meeting, 8 p.m. For more activities, email or visit The Meeting Place Senior Center, Friday activities include movie matinee at 10 a.m. and bingo or movie at 12:30 p.m. 828894-0001. TPS Holiday Show, runs through Dec. 22. Stop by 26

Maple Street in Tryon, ThursdaySaturday, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Seniors on Sobriety (SOS) AA Meeting, Fridays at noon, Polk County Chamber of Commerce Building, 2753 Lynn Rd. (Hwy 108), Tryon. 828-894-0293. Tryon Parks Committee, Tryon Parks Committee will be meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. at Tryon Town Hall, McCown Room. Contact: John Vining, 828-894-8218. Tryon Christmas Stroll, Friday, Dec. 7 from 5-8 p.m. Enjoy an evening strolling among downtown merchants with refreshments while you enjoy music from local choirs and get a chance to meet Santa. Wreath-making workshop, The Mill Spring Ag Center is hosting a wreath-making workshop every Friday until Dec. 21 from 5-7 p.m. and every Saturday until Dec. 22 from 1-3 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.


Indoor Holiday Market, Ag center’s Indoor Holiday Market, Dec. 8 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. A Taste of Polk, First “tasting” at the Mill Spring Farm Store. The (Continued on page 23)

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commissioners Renée McDermott, who was not re-elected and Cindy Walker, who chose not to seek re-election this year, the new board took over with the Polk County Honor Guard and Mill Spring cub scouts marching in flags for the pledge of allegiance and elections employee Karen Lawrence singing the national anthem. Following a brief closed session meeting, commissioners appointed county information technologies director Marche Pittman as interim county manager to fill the spot left open by county manager Ryan Whitson. Whitson announced last month that he was mobilized to Fort Dix, N.J. for the U.S. Army Reserves for up to three years. Next was to appoint interim county attorney Bailey Nager (Continued on page 4)

Registrar of Deeds Sheila Whitmire swears in new commissioner Michael Gage Monday, Dec. 3. Shown with him are wife, Mary, and children Vincent and Emily. Gage was also appointed as Polk County commission chair after receiving the most votes in the November election. Gage most recently served as a councilman for the town of Columbus. (photo by Leah Justice)

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Bright Smile for the New Year!


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Horsehead Corporation (Nasdaq: ZINC) is a leading U.S. producer of zinc metal and specialty zinc related products. We are the world’s leader in zinc recycling. We are currently constructing and will open a state-of-the-art zinc production facility in Rutherford County, North Carolina to produce high purity zinc metal from 100% recycled raw material feedstock. Construction is expected to be completed in the second half of 2013. Horsehead is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and employs approximately 1,100 employees across eight facilities. Visit for more company information. We are currently starting to accept applications for positions at the new plant and are offering informational meetings in the community to discuss the facility and the hiring process. We expect the various production positions to pay in the range of $12.00/hr. to $20.00/hr (from entry Production Level I through Control Room Operator). Maintenance positions will be above $20.00/hr. For Salary positions watch for us on JOB OPENINGS INCLUDE: - Janitor - Security/Weigh Scale - Production Level I, II & III - Shipping & Warehouse - Material Handling & Unloading - Control Room Operator - Mechanical Maintenance - Electrical Maintenance - Instrumentation Applications are being accepted at the Forest City Employment Security Commission located at 139 East Trade Street, Forest City, NC 28043, ph. 828-245-9841. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Informational meetings will be held as follows: - Monday, December 10, 2012, at the Isothermal Community College Library Located at 286 ICC Loop Road, Spindale, NC 28160 ph. 828-286-3636. Meetings at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. - Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at the Isothermal Community College Library Located at 286 ICC Loop Road, Spindale, NC 28160 ph. 828-286-3636. Meetings at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. - Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at the LeGrand Center Located at 1800 E. Marion Street, Shelby, NC ph. 704-669-4700. Meetings at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. - Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at the LeGrand Center Located at 1800 E. Marion Street, Shelby, NC ph. 704-669-4700. Meetings at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Polk County Magistrate Lionel Gilbert swears in returning commissioner Tom Pack. Shown with him are wife, Lisa, and sons, Eric and Timothy. (photo by Leah Justice)

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after not re-appointing county attorney Mike Egan. Nager will fill the spot until a permanent attorney is found. Nager also serves as town attorney for Columbus, Saluda and Tryon. Commissioners then decided to give Polk County Sheriff Donald Hill $185,000 from fund balance to purchase new vehicles. The decision was not only a big-ticket item, but commissioners changed the way the money will be spent. Previously, commissioners would have directed the county manager to make the purchases with input from the sheriff. The new board decided for the sheriff to get the money and make the purchases himself. Newly re-elected commissioner Tom Pack said that the sheriff’s office has several vehicles with over 100,000 miles on them and the prior board didn’t give the sheriff needed vehicles. He suggested during the next budget to get sheriff vehicles back on a regular rotation by purchasing a certain number of new vehicles every year. Commissioner Gasperson said the county has for a long time made every effort to work with the county’s local Ford dealer, Stott’s Ford and said he advocates keeping the business local.

The next decision was to reverse a decision made by the previous board regarding employee health insurance. For the current budget year in order to avoid an increase to the county’s selfinsurance program, the previous board decided to raise employee deductibles and copays. Deductibles increased fro $500 to $1,000. Commissioner Holbert made the suggestion to go back to employees’ 2011 deductible and co-pay rates. Gasperson urged the board to table the decision until an insurance representative from Mark III could come and speak with the board. Gasperson said the county spent a lot of time investigating the insurance decision and health insurance costs continue to rise. He said it’s also important to note that county employees pay no premiums for their insurance. “My wife and I as a couple are paying over $1,000 a month premium with a $2,000 deductible,” Gasperson said. Gasperson also mentioned that some state employees are now paying part of their premiums. Pack said that state employees have state retirement and county employees don’t. “We heard earlier tonight how the prior board did so many things,” said Pack. “They did it on (Continued on page 5)

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the backs of county staff. We need to take care of (the employees).” The insurance decision reverting back to the 2011 plan will begin on Jan. 1. Gasperson was the sole vote against the insurance policy change. Another unanimous decision of the new board was to reestablish joint meetings with the towns. The board directed county clerk Beth Fehrmann to get meetings scheduled with the town on a quarterly basis. Other decisions the new board made included changing the second meeting of the month time to 7 p.m. The previous board held the first meeting, which is the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. and the second meeting, which is the third Monday of the month at 3 p.m. New commissioners said the afternoon is hard for the public to attend. All commissioners, including Gasperson agreed with the new meeting times. Commissioners also changed a long-standing policy with citizen comments. Previously citizens had a time limit of three minutes to speak on a subject, but new commissioners abolished that policy and now citizens comments will be left up to the discretion of the chair of the board. The board also decided to look into getting a water line to the Mill Spring Fire Department from the county’s well system in Mill Spring in order for the department to have a fire hydrant. The board directed interim manager Pittman to also look into getting reflectors on the roadways indicating where fire hydrants are located so firefighters can better locate them at night. Commissioners will not hold another meeting this month due to the holidays. The board’s next meeting is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m., when commissioners have also scheduled a public hearing concerning the possibility of rescinding the mountainside and ridgeline protection ordinance (MRPO) and consideration of replacing it with

a new steep slope ordinance as recommended by the Polk County Planning Board. All commissioner meetings are held in the upstairs meeting room of the Womack building in Columbus unless otherwise scheduled. Commissioners said they will hold meetings in various townships when issues directly affect a particular township. Previously, commissioners scheduled meetings in rotating townships quarterly. Lionel Gilbert, right, swears in Keith Holbert while his wife Doris watches. (photo by Leah Justice)


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Renee McDermott and Cool Mama Bakery owner Martha Graber with Graber’s award from WCCA. Polk County commissioners recognized Graber for her entrepreneur spirit and being named the WCCA selfsufficiency client of the year. (photo by Leah Justice)

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wheat grinder for Graber. Graber also managed to jumpstart her business through WCCA’s Individual Development Account program. WCCA offered Graber $2,000 if she could save $1,000, which she did. She took this seed money and purchased a large mixer and proofer for her breads. Graber said she is proud of where she has gotten with the bakery, which supplies fresh-baked loaf bread around Polk County and Landrum. “I might still be selling some bread but I don’t think my business would be where it is now if they hadn’t helped me out,” Graber said. Western Carolina Community Action (WCCA) assists low income and underserved people in Henderson, Transylvania and Polk counties in achieving their full potential through quality services and advocacy. Graber and her family moved to Polk County in 2004. At the time, she sold loaf bread out of her home on Red Fox Road. Eventually, Graber said she and her husband lost their property and then separated. This left Graber and her 11 kids on their own and Graber in need of a profession. She spent much of her time

“I don’t think my business would be where it is now if [WCCA] hadn’t of helped me out.” -- Martha Graber

cleaning homes to support her family but her son’s entrepreneurial spirit encouraged her to try for her dream. “I always wanted to do it myself,” she said. “But it was my son who set up beside the road with his little candy stand. I did baking at the house and he talked with the people at the stand about us selling the bread there too.” The baking business soon took off more. Graber baked bread out of her apartment to sell at the farmers market and then the Polk Fresh Farm store in the Mill Spring Agricultural Center. Now Graber has been able to forgo cleaning houses to support her family and instead can rely on the income she makes through her passion. “I like to always do my best when I bake bread so people will truly enjoy it,” she said. Editor’s note: To learn more about Graber, grab the January edition of Life In Our Foothills at the end of December to see a feature on the entrepreneur.

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Mervin Oakes, age 92, of Tryon, NC, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2012 at home. Mervin was preceded in death by his parents, Mervin Elijah Oakes and Grace Thorne Oakes, The new look of comfort and his daughter, Nancy Oakes. Mervin is survived by his loving wife, Lesley; his sons, James (Dorothy) and Donald (Kathy); his three grandchildren, Mervin E. Oakes, Jr. Christopher Oakes, Lesley O’Keefe and Carrie Crawford; windows in the days before they were anodized. and four great-grandchildren. starting at This was followed by Mervin Mervin attended Horace Mann $289.95 School, Mars Hill Academy and Oaks Pool Supplies, which he sold when he and Lesley moved Q u e e n s C o l l e gMany e, More Markdowns! to Tryon in 1978. N.Y. ® foR a fRee La-Z-Boy Upon retiringRecLineR to Tryon, he After servingRegisteR in started Jayvin, making carved the Army in World War II, he attended the Manhattan wooden signs using a sophisticated School of Music where he earned machine developed with his son bachelors and masters degrees in James. He served as president of the Tryonompany Fine Arts Center music. urniture He went on to play flute in and president of the Polk County 104 S. howard ave. , Landrum (hwy. 176) • 864-457-3344 the National Orchestra in New Community Foundation. A memorial service will be York City under Leon Barzan, held at a later date. Contributions the Teaneck Symphony and the 2x5 may be made in his memory to Adelphi Orchestra. 11/26 He taught flute at the Rockland Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, CFUR-038245 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, County School of Music. Mervin founded and ran NC 28722 or to the Foothills three businesses starting with Music Club, P.O. Box 463, Lynn, Protectalum, Inc. where he NC 28750-5001. Condolences may be left at developed a polishing system for aluminum storm doors and


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Garden Gallery busy during Tryon Christmas Stroll, Dec. 7 Be sure to stop by Thompson’s Garden Gallery & Outdoor Living during the Tryon Christmas Stroll. Greeting you will be the warmth of a bonfire in the parking lot. In the outdoor living area, find items to decorate your tree and home. A n d i n s i d e t h e g a l l e r y, purchase regional art and craft to give as holiday presents. In addition, owners Erin and Cory Thompson have arranged for local authors Mara and Ford Smith to sign copies of their books. And back by popular demand is pianist Lynda Terrell who will

be playing Christmas carols on a baby grand piano. The Thompsons bring a new energy to downtown Tryon: a place for showcasing local talent, artists and craftsmen, with a mix of whimsical and practical items for home and garden. So, this Friday evening between the hours of 5-8 p.m., drop by 83 Palmer Street (behind Stott’s Ford). See how many special gifts you can find for people on your shopping list, sing a Christmas carol or two, even, roast a marshmallow on that fire. – article submitted by Mara Smith

Artist Matt Cable has created a Tryon print that captures both the mountains and the railroad. (photo submitted)

Saluda Elementary School announces second six week honor rolls Saluda Elementary School recently released the names of students making its A and AB honor rolls for the second six weeks of the school year. Those students include: A honor roll: third grader – Anna Grace Gordon; fourthgraders Aubrey Baumberger, Wylie Rauschenbach, Cecelia Thompson and Drake Waggoner; fifth-graders Tana Harris, Grace Lauer and Holly Obermiller.

AB honor roll: third-graders Katelyn Berg, Abigail Garland, Julia Gillespie, Cayden Herr, Sydney Housinger, Dennis Mowers, Ashlyn Ramsey, Jade Scarborough, Tori Strickland and Avery Thorsland; fourth-graders Jake Cram and Katie Mundy; fifth-graders Jayden Culver, Hunter Justus, Isaac Kellar, Anna McFadden, Kye Morgan, Sarah Nonamaker, Sadie Rogers, Trey S t a n l e y, A l l i e T h o m p s o n , Ryan Thorsland and Madalyn

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Williams. Students earning perfect attendance included: prekindergartners Joshua Cannon, Nathanial Harms and Gabriel Mills; kindergartners Landon Dale, Aiden Hrynshyn and Tucker Waggoner; first-graders Jacob Cannon, Christopher Loveland, Turner Loveland, Maggie McCammon, Regan Moss and Alisha Richardson; second-graders Ryan Bailey, Brentley Dsvis, Hunter Cantrell, Cole Gor-

don, Allison Kennedy, Sam Rogers and Sydney Uhrich; fourth-graders Grayson Bradley, Brandon Cantrell, Triston Morgan, Javon West and Wylie Rauschenbach; and fifth-graders Jayden Culver, Hunter Justus, Isaac Kellar, Kye Morgan, Sadie Rogers, Bret Snider, Trey Stanley, Jerry Tyner and Madalyn Williams. – article submitted by Ronette Dill

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PCHS 2012 Career Fair The annual Polk County High School Career Fair was held at the high school on Friday, Nov. 9. This is a cooperative venture between the high school administration and the Rotary Club of Tryon. The purpose of this event is to raise the awareness of students to the many various career fields which can be opened to them, to provide background and information about many of these career fields and to encourage them to seek out further counseling and research by interacting and asking questions of the many presenters. More than 60 representatives from business and industry, health care, arts, government/ military and others were present at the fair to share information about different fields, relating

PCHS students peruse booths from various businesses participating in the high school’s annual career fair. (photo submitted)

key requirements and some pathways leading to the attainment of the career. It is stressed that students

need to build basic skills in school and start planning for careers early in the schooling process and take advantage

of numerous counseling tools available. – article submitted by Don Wilson


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New commissioners take over reigns Monday night ushered in new leadership for Polk County government on several fronts. Republicans in the county took over majority on the commission and appointed Michael Gage as chairman. Marche Pittman was named interim county manager, as Ryan Whitson takes military leave, and Bailey Nager was named interim county attorney, as Mike Egan was not reinstated. Commissioners fell back in line with tradition when it came to appointing a chairman. Gage received the most votes during the November election therefore he was appointed chairman. Our editorial staff wondered if this would be the move commissioners would make and were skeptical at first if the choice would be wise. Tom Pack and Ted Owens both have more experience on the commission, both having served multiple terms in the past. However, Gage did receive the strongest vote of confidence from the community and in the first meeting he proved himself astute to his duties as chair. Our hope with this commission leadership, especially in a situation where the commission is stacked four to one in favor of Republicans, is that the majority will keep in mind the desires of all citizens of Polk County and lead this county in a fair manner. We hope they will not discount ideas and opinions put forth by lone Democrat Ray Gasperson, who himself has a wealth of experience from his recent term as chair. What is in the best interest of Polk County is for all commissioners, regardless of party, to work together. – Tryon Daily Bulletin editorial staff

Online Comment “Speeding a problem in Tryon?” Your city is not alone. Speeding is a life threatening issue and it runs unchecked through Polk County. As a resident/business owner in Saluda I have sat on my porch with public officials and watched cars and trucks race up Greenville Street as if it were the back stretch at Talladega. The posted speed limit sign at the foot of the hill reads “25mph”and it would be my guess that the majority are traveling closer to 45 or 50 ... This area is recognized for it’s slower pace and attracts cyclists and hikers by the hundreds. We need to protect our lifestyle and our guests and “Slow the Truck Down.” What will it take ... –

The Tryon Daily Bulletin The World’s Smallest Daily Newspaper Betty Ramsey, Publisher Editor Designer Reporter

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When you have water, who needs booze To the editor: Well my friend, it’s been a quiet autumn here in the Tiny Kingdom. “Morris the Horse” was beginning to show some age, so many of the kingdom’s minions kicked in some coin and had the icon rebuilt. The final invoice totaled $12,000! No doubt the original Tryon Toy Makers are turning over in their graves. Well, you know, a thousand here and a thousand there Letter and soon you’re talk- to the ing about real money. Editor The kingdom’s citizen legislators (the council of wise men) are wringing their collective hands since the most recent audit showed about $3,000 worth of inventory went missing from the little shop that sells liquor. The store really has not been profitable since voters in a neighboring little kingdom heard about the repeal of prohibition and opened a competing liquor store. This is one of those situations where the Tiny Kingdom has responsibility and no authority. All the authority comes down from a hooch czar in the state kingdom at Raleigh. In N.C. the local store must buy its product from the state and pay the price the state demands, and then retail the product for a price the state tells them to charge. People who work in the “state stores” are employees of the state (with benefits of course), and it’s believed some actually make more than teachers! Now I ask you, does this sound like a business plan developed by Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin? Oh, of course there’s also a

volunteer “local ABC board of directors” made up of three or five or some number of good citizens who meet once-in-while, adjourn, then go home and have a cocktail. The distribution, wholesaling and retailing of liquor is carefully controlled and taxed by each state, but in most other states the “free enterprise system” is aloud to work beyond the taxing and distribution phases. By the way, the citizens of the neighboring tiny kingdom who voted to go into the liquor store business also learned how they can charge more for drinking water to those citizens living outside the walls of their kingdom. Only in this case these citizens are on fixed incomes living in government subsidized housing. (How do you like that for bringing the kingdom’s hammer down on the heads of those who already have a big headache?) The Occupy Tryon group from the coffee house sidewalk, sometimes called the 1 percent or the 47 percent depending on who you are talking with, has discussed this problem and they say, who needs Mr. Booze when the Tiny Kingdom has liquid gold running through its water pipes. My friend, next time I’ll explain why the kingdom really doesn’t need an emergency water ration plan (it’s pricing policy already has everyone rationing water). I’ll also try to find out if the kingdom is really planning to ask the SEC to register it’s water on the Chicago Commodities Market, you know like winter corn and spring wheat. If we can get Wall Street speculating on the price of our water next spring we might be able to afford to mix a little bourbon into the water lines. - John Calure, Landrum

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Faltering US foreign policy To the editor: The recent decline in the status of the United States as the economic leader in shaping world politics is quite alarming. As usual, our major news media outlets don’t want to make the public aware of just how bad things have become. And with the latest debacle on posturing for filling the soon to be vacant Secretary of State position, it’s easy to see why. A recent article in the Asia Times provided news that I haven’t seen covered by our national news media. The Asia Times reported that it is symptomatic of the national condition of the United States that the worst humiliation ever suffered by it as a nation, and by a United States president personally, passed almost without comment last week. They referred

Happiness is a full house for TubaChristmas To the editor: TubaChristmas has finally come into its own after 15 years. Dr. Stanley Howell first brought 40 musicians here in 1998 to play on the courthouse lawn, but rain forced them into Stearns auditorium. They later moved to the new Polk County High School, where they played to scant but enthusiastic audiences. More and more people came to hear this unusual aggregation of only the bass and tenor brass as more and more tuba and euphonium players gathered here to kick off our celebration of Christ’s birth. A full stage of some 70 musicians played this year for a nearly

Picketing policy To the editor: Commissioner Arbogast is



to the Nov. 20 announcement at a summit meeting in Phnom Penh that 15 Asian nations, comprising half the world’s population, would form a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership excluding the United States. President Barack Obama attended the summit to sell a US-based Trans- Letter Pacific Partnership to the excluding China. No- Editor body bought what he was selling. The American-led partnership became a party to which no-one came. Instead, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, plus China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, will form a club and leave out the United States. As 3 billion Asians become prosperous, interest fades in the prospective contribution of 300 million Americans - especially when those Americans decline to take risks on new technolo-

gies. America’s great economic strength, namely its capacity to innovate, exists mainly in memory four years after the 2008 economic crisis and our president has done little to change that. Another piece of foreign policy related news, which recently came out of Turkey, also appears to be missing from the US news media. Turkey late last week acknowledged that a surge in its gold exports this year is related to payments for imports of Iranian natural gas, shedding light on Ankara’s role in breaching U.S.-led sanctions against Tehran. In response, U.S. senators said they would seek to close this loophole. But a Turkish trade minister has warned Turkey will not respect any new U.S. measures. Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan admitted Turkey was paying for its gas imports with gold.

While Washington has warned it is considering new measures to prevent such payments, Turkey’s economy minister Zafer Caglayan this week dismissed the threat. “The U.S. sanctions stand for the U.S.,” Caglayan said. “We have multilateral international agreements. These deals we are a party to and are binding for us. But measures taken by the EU are also not binding since we are not a member.” I ask you, are you satisfied in that our current foreign policy leadership has slipped to such a new low that is has resulted in Turkey telling the U.S. government to stick it where the sun don’t shine? I’m not. If our campaigner-inchief spent a little more time back in the office tending to both domestic and foreign affairs maybe we wouldn’t always be sitting on a proverbial cliff. - Karl Kachadoorian, Tryon

full house, as about a third of the audience raised their hands as first timers. There were people in both balconies this time, as the sonorous music filled the space and thunderous applause greeted each offering. Dr. Howell was in rare form as he acted as master of ceremonies. I n i n t r o d u c i n g Letter Bach’s Komm, Süsser to the Tod (“Come, Sweet Editor Death”) Dr. Howell said it was being played in memory of Harvey Phillips, founder of TubaChristmas® in 1974; of Walter Moore, who conducted the first four and some later Columbus concerts; and of Arthur Kramer, who in his 90s still brought his double-bell euphonium and demonstrated it, as well as playing it in the ensemble. Dr. William Bryant conduct-

ed the assembled players and Jean Howell led the audience in singing the carols after the band played them through first. Richard Hall, facilities supervisor at the school, projected the words to the carols on the front wall, managed mikes and lighting, and rolled out the big Steinway for Ellie Roemer to accompany (superbly) the soloists. Kent Dyer of Forest City played O Holy Night on his euphonium as the “annual honor solo,” and P. Blake Cooper as 15th anniversary soloist dedicated his virtuoso tuba performance of White Christmas to his late grandfather, Tryon’s Phil Cooper. Blake also adds his first initial now because it stands for Phillip. I just had to ask P. Blake if he thought he was Bing Crosby . . . he really made

that big tuba sing. Host Cindy Gilbert, band director of the PCHS Cadets, took a turn at the baton, as did Dr. Howell, who “always” leads Jingle Bells. He denies my allegation that he arranged the number, as it includes a theme from Bagley’s National Emblem March thrown in between verses. That little surprise always gets a chuckle from the audience. Dr. Howell has placed his coordinator mantle upon the capable shoulders of Manfred Walter to make all the arrangements for coming years. Jean says she will no longer lead the singing, but I will be surprised if Stan fails to lead Jingle Bells. Mark the first Saturday in December now, and be there to see and hear for yourself. – Garland O. Goodwin, Columbus

concerned that picketers block our downtown businesses. Is no one concerned with the everyday blockage of our downtown

sidewalks by the “picketers” who sit in their chairs imbibing coffee and smoking? This is very rude and inconsid-

erate. I think any policy addressing obstruction of our downtown sidewalks should include this issue. - Joe Jackan, Tryon


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Word choice and perspective To the editor: It was with sadness of heart that I read yet another article last week making reference to a recent public event that has from the beginning been represented by writers of these articles in a consistently negative light simply by the vocabulary they have chosen to represent the even and its participants. I am speaking of the “Life

Try a Tryon bypass To the editor: The picture illustrating “speeding” in Tryon (TDB Nov. 29) gave me a chuckle. The telltale device pictured showed a vehicle moving at 21 mph in a 20 mph zone. Why was

Chain Prayer Rally” in which a group of parishioners from St. John the Baptist Catholic Church were quiet, prayerful witnesses to the gospel of life. Letter This event was to the not a protest and the Editor participants were not picketers as they have been depicted in every article I have read relating to this event. They simply gathered to give witness to a truth that has existed since the beginning of time, upheld throughout all Judeo/Christian history, and

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recognized by the founding fathers of this country who declared it as the very first of all the unalienable rights – the right to life, the right to live the life our creator brought us into existence for, until he calls us on to eternal life with him. Unfortunately, in today’s society the truth is being undermined and confusing many. In that respect, yes, these witnesses recognized the need to witness to the truth of how abortion affects the right to

life. But whereas a “protest” is always aimed against a particular thing and picketers stake out a particular place of offense, these good people assembled to bear witness to humanity at large of an eternal truth. What a different perspective one can give by the words they choose. May we choose words that will bring a positive light as often as possible. - Jamie Thelen, Green Creek

there not a citizen arrest? offices, Stott’s Ford, St. Luke’s So that drivThrift, Kyoto, town ing through Tryon Letter clock tower, movie doesn’t become In- to the theater, Nina Simdianapolis 500 of the Editor one’s statue, Side south, I offer three Street, IGA, Pierce suggestions: Tires and Jon and Jay’s 1) Speed bumps at all of these locations – Tryon Federal, town 2) Make a serpentine with

about 22 switchbacks from Tryon federal to Jon and Jay’s 3) A “Tryon Bypass” from Tryon Federal to Jon and Jay’s to run along the railroad tracks Let’s get this resolved! – Bob Neubauer, Tryon

Online Comment I for one am all for obeying speed limits and following the law but there’s a bigger concern in Tryon than jay-walking or speeding or even Morris the horse being gone for too long. Drugs are running rampant. Maybe its because everyone turns a blind eye. I have made several calls for the last year and a half about it going on and was

told it would be looked into. Nothing. Had an ex member of the police force even tell me they had picked up someone only to find out later that it wasn’t true. There was so much traffic that as we sat down to eat at Thanksgiving we were embarrassed that our family looked out the window and saw someone was dealing at the house

next door. This is not in the “bad” part of town either. This is 1,000 feet right outside of Gillete Woods. I took pictures, I have taken down tag numbers, I have called and to no avail. Talked to landlords; nothing. I even asked for a patrol to just swing through on our dead end road and still nothing. Funny thing is that after I

call it suddenly goes silent at the drug dealers’ home for several weeks and then starts right back up. So while speeding and jaywalking may seem like this huge thing, Tryon isn’t Mayberry. We need to fight this drug problem and need some help when asked for. – concerned citizen1280

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Blue Ridge Ringer to perform in Fletcher

The Blue Ridge Ringers will present their handbell concert of holiday favorites at the Fletcher Public Library, on Monday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. in the community room. The Blue Ridge Ringers is an auditioned community handbell group founded in 1995. This group of 13 experienced ringers is from Henderson, Transylvania, Buncombe and Polk counties. For more information, call 828-6924910. (photo submitted by Connie Engle)


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corded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Polk County, North Carolina, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustees will offer for sale at the Courthouse Door in Polk County, North Carolina, at 11:45AM on December 19, 2012, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property, to wit: Beginning at a point in the centerline of White Oak Creek, said point being located South 21 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West 189.06 feet from an existing iron pin marking the terminus of the 14th course of the Daniel Shehan property described in Deed Book 161, Page 944, Polk County Registry, and runs thence from said beginning point, South 21 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West 44.81 feet to a point; thence South 62 degrees 13 minutes 44 seconds West 94.96 feet to a point; thence South 16 degrees 36 minutes 06 seconds East 90.21 feet to a point; thence South 49 degrees 49 minutes 02 seconds West 194.05 feet to a point in the centerline of State Road #1330; thence with the centerline of State Road #1330, South 88 degrees 11 minutes 58 seconds West 94.18 feet to a point; thence North 89 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds West 71.63 feet to a point; thence leaving the centerline of said State Road #1330, North 18 degrees 50 minutes 59 seconds East 651.80 feet to a point in the centerline of White Oak Creek; thence with centerline of said creek, South 56 degrees 22 minutes 28 seconds East 89.53 feet to a point; thence South 40 degrees 58 minutes 04 seconds East 142.45 feet to a point; thence South 03 degrees 30 minutes 26 seconds East 159.94 feet to the point and

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LEGALS LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, POLK COUNTY 11 SP 79 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Mark A. Shehan and Tammy M. Shehan to TIM, Inc., Trustee(s), dated March 12, 1999, and recorded in Book 253, Page 2015, Polk County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly re-

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St. Luke’s Hospital receives new defibrillator Recently, St. Luke’s Hospital Emergency Department received a new defibrillator from Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System in recognition of the hospitals’ long-standing relationship to provide a continuum of care to patients in their shared service area. “We definitely appreciate the new defibrillator,” said Ken Shull, St. Luke’s Hospital CEO. “The HeartStart XL Defibrillator and heart monitor is an excellent and proven tool for emergency response teams. It’s light weight, weighing 14 pounds, and is easy to operate and transport.” The support and continued relationship between Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System and St. Luke’s Hospital continues to provide exceptional care, close to home. – article submitted by Jennifer Wilson

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place of beginning. Containing 3.01 acres and being the same property as shown on a survey entitled "Mark A. Shehan" dated January 3, 1992 and prepared by Barry L. Collins, R.L.S. of Etowah, N.C. Being a portion of the Daniel Shehan property as described in Deed Book 161, Page 944, Polk County Registry. Being that parcel of land conveyed to Mark A. Shehan, single from Daniel J. Shehan and wife, Ruby C. Shehan by that

deed dated 01/03/92 and recorded 01/24/92 in Deed Book 212, at Page 204 of the Polk County, NC Public Registry. Said property is commonly known as 731 John Shehan Road, Tryon, NC 28782. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 105-228.30, in the amount of One Dollar ($1.00) per each Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or fractional part thereof, and the Clerk of Courts fee, pur-

suant to N.C.G.S. 7A-308, in the amount of Forty-five Cents (45) per each One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or fractional part thereof or Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), whichever is greater. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the bid, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale and must be tendered in the form of certified funds. Following the expiration of the statutory

upset bid period, all the remaining amounts will be immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance AS IS WHERE IS. There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior

liens, unpaid taxes, special assessments, land transfer taxes, if any, and encumbrances of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Mark A. Shehan. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the

county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, that tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date

of the termination. Kerrie Verstrate, Substitute Trustee Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 Our File No.: 432.1002379NC /B Publication Dates: 12/05/2012 & 12/12/2012 Tryon Daily Bulletin Dec. 5 and 12, 2012 FC/SHEHAN, M.A. Your ad here. Call 828.859.9151


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Live Music

THURSDAY, DEC. 6 Zenzera Noel “Kidman” Riddle Purple Onion One Leg Up


Kyoto’s Christmas Stroll After-Party, live music with Red Dog’s Band, special guests The Travis Smith Project Purple Onion Fred Whiskin, 7 p.m. Saluda Grade Café Allen Dillman and Todd Neal with friends, 6/6:30 p.m. Stone Soup Live entertainment, 7:30 p.m. Zenzera Blind Vision


Hare & Hound Live music w/ Daryl Rice Purple Onion The Deluge Zenzera Eric Weiler and Friends


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Larkin’s in Columbus Fred Whiskin, 11:30 a.m. Stone Soup Live entertainment, 11 a.m.


Zenzera Open mic night with Doug Hooper featuring Stephanie from A Beautiful Mess

THURSDAY, DEC. 13 Purple Onion Scoot Pittman


Kyoto’s The Trophy Husbands Purple Onion Fred Whiskin, 7 p.m. Saluda Grade Café Allen Dillman and Todd Neal with friends, 6/6:30 p.m.


The Party Place and Event Center “Rock Around The Christmas Tree” with The Out of Towners Band

Tryon Theater, 45 S. Trade St., Tryon. Dec. 5 - 9 - Flight Dec. 10 - 11 - Searching for Sugar Man

Music Venues

Hare and Hound - 101 E. Rutherford St., Landrum, 828-457-3232 Larkin’s - 155 W. Mills St., Columbus, 828-894-8800 Kyoto’s - 112 N. Trade St., Tryon, 828-859-9043

Melrose Inn - 55 Melrose Ave., Tryon, 828-859-0234 Purple Onion - 16 Main St., Saluda, 828-749-1179

Party Place & Event Center - Friendship Rd., Saluda, 828-749-3676 Saluda Grade Café - 40 Main St., Saluda, 828-749-5854

Saluda Inn & Wine Cellar - 229 Greenville St., Saluda, 828-749-9698 Tryon Fine Arts Center - 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon, 828-859-8322 Wine Cellar - 229 Greenville St., Saluda, 828-749-9698

Zenzera - 208 E. Rutherford St., Landrum, 864-457-4554

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Exhibits & Events

Bravo Marketplace, 285 N. Trade St., Tryon. Collection includes works by Linda Hudgins, Jim Shackleford and Mara and Ford Smith. Gallery open Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Commemorating Pearl Harbor, 22 Depot Street, Tryon. Friday, Dec. 7, beginning at 3 p.m. To mark the occasion, Millard & Company will host a showing of the film classic Tora! Tora! Tora!, followed by a light catered dinner.

Community Chorus, 1681 NC E Hwy 108, Columbus, at the Polk County High School Auditorium. Sunday, Dec. 9, A chorus of more than 100 singers will fill the auditorium with familiar Christmas carols. The event will also include the “St. Nicholas” opera. Ferullo Fine Art Studio, 140 Pacolet St., Tryon. Patricia Cole-Ferullo showing a new series of watercolors in the studio/gallery. Open by appointment. 828-859-3177. The ongoing expressive watercolor group continues to create new and exciting paintings, many of which will be shown in the halls of St. Luke’s Hospital during the holiday season. Honking Tonkers Gallery, 78 East Main St., Saluda. 828749-1070. Offering mandala classes every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. There is a small fee for the class.

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. Mill Spring Agricultural Center (MSAC), 156 School Road, Mill Spring. “Wreath-making workshop” every Friday until Dec. 21 from 5-7 p.m. and every Saturday until Dec. 22 from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, “Indoor Holiday Market” from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, “A Taste of Polk,” First “tasting” at the Mill Spring Farm Store. The tasting will include baked goods, homemade candies and grass fed meat. The Farm Store is inside the Mill Spring Ag Center just off the intersection of Hwy 108 and Hwy 9. For more information, call 828-894-8028. Skyuka Fine Art, 133 N. Trade St., Tryon. “Variations” show featuring works by Dawn Whitelaw, runs through the end of December.

Sunnydale, 328 South Trade St., Tryon. Friday, Dec. 7, Christmas tree decorating during the Tryon Holiday Stroll from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, Contra Dances, beginner lessons at 3:30 p.m. Dancing from 4-6:30 p.m. Live music by Blue Ridge Rounders with caller Diane Silver. Suggested donation. No dance experience and no partner needed. Family friendly. Info: or 828-8991919.

Tryon Elementary School, 100 School Place, Tryon. “Ole Timey Christmas,” Thursday, Dec. 6 from 5 - 8 p.m. Choir performances, Project X, the Hostetler Family carols; buggy rides, soups and hot dogs for sale from Mountainview Barbecue; pictures with Santa and more.



Tryon Holiday Stroll, Downtown Tryon. Friday, Dec. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. Shops of Tryon will feature The Schweizer Strings at 6 p.m., a group of local violinists ages four to 18, followed by a sing-a-long with Janet and Clifford Joens, playing Christmas tunes on Irish harp and guitar. Thompson Garden Gallery and Outdoor Living, 83 Palmer St., Tryon. Showcasing local artists and craftsmen. Gallery and showroom hours 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Saturday. For more information, call 571-216-6093.

Tryon Arts & Crafts School, 373 Harmon Field Rd., Tryon. Holiday Gift show, runs until Dec. 22. Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Holiday classes now in session. Call 828-859-8323 for class schedule.

Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Dec. 13 “DoIt-Yourself Messiah” Tryon Painters & Sculptors, 26 Maple St., Tryon. Holiday show now until Dec. 22.

Upstairs Artspace, 49 South Trade St., Tryon. “Wonderland” Holiday Bazaar. Wonderland opens on Dec. 7 with jewelry, crafts and other creative gifts made by local artists. Each purchase will support a local artist. Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Workshop on making art photography with smartphones. Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 828-859-2828, frontdesk@,


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Polk Central School fourth graders Lane Nelon, Kechalya Abrams, and Mikailah Hall are shown with school counselor Ms. Susan Howell after being chosen as Terrific Kids. (photo submitted)

Polk Central School announces November Terrific Kids D u r i n g N o v e m b e r, M s . Howell talked to students about integrity, the character trait of the month. Each teacher chose the student in her class who had been showing integrity. The following students are the Terrific Kids for November: Ms. Jackson – Javier Greene Ms. Skeie – Ava Stacey

Ms. Whittemore – Gabriel Nava-Chavez Ms. Tanko – Mia Bradley Ms. Edwards – Logan Nelon Ms. McCormick – Kinsley Wilson Ms. Schladenhauffen – Damian Junge Ms. Powell – Junior Reyes Ms. Bame – Grayson

Pack Ms. Cox – Aiden Johnson Ms. Dotson – Mario Rodriguez Ms. Fowler – Chloe Davis Ms. Walters – Jesus UrietaCastanada Ms. Ford – Jasmine Atkins Ms. Carlson – Aslynn Kempton Ms. Siegel – Dominique

Carson Ms. Arledge – Kechalya Abrams Ms. Davis – Lane Nelon Ms. Wilson – Mikailah Hall Ms. Hardin – Ariel Ballard Ms. Smith – Evan Miller Ms. Walter – Landon Hoots – article submitted by Lynn Montgomery

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4-H sewing instructors needed for 2013 program Preparations are under way for the 2013 4-H Sewing program. A free program is being offered to youth ages 9 - 18 that teaches basic sewing skills. Each student that enrolls is paired with an instructor. They meet twice a week for eight weeks Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-5:30 p.m. To reach as many young people as we would like we are in need of some additional volunteer teachers. If you have any sewing experience that you would like to pass on to a child, call the 4-H office at 828-894-8218 for more information about this program. – article submitted by Helen Clark Instructor Jeannette Schmeichel oversees her student Jessamine Jackson. (photo submitted by Helen Clark)

Cornell Art Pottery

Co n te m p o r a r y A r t f ro m a n A n c i e n t C r a f t

Christmas Sale Saturday, December 8 — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gowensville Studio 5631 N. Highway 14 Landrum, SC 29356 864-415-4309


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Items available at the Tryon Arts and Crafts gift shop and gallery. The shop will be open with items on display until Dec. 22. (photo submitted)

Holiday gift show open at Tryon Arts and Crafts Are you looking for unique handcrafted items as a special holiday gift? Tryon Arts and Crafts gift shop and gallery has many choices of art from local artisans. The combination of several media featured in the craft classes and newer pieces from the artists associated with the center are now on display until

Dec. 22. Tryon prides itself by having a creative craft center located at Harmon Field that offers classes and workshops throughout the year. Many of the students of those classes have produced unusual pieces seen in the yearly Holiday Gift Show and in the gift shop. Other pieces are made by

professional artisans whose work is well known to the community through their participation in the Fall Craft Fair and in various shows specializing in media such as wood carving, fused glass, forged iron, weaving and pottery. Also represented are numerous jewelry pieces, original in design and surprisingly affordable. Tryon Arts and Crafts will be

participating in the Christmas Stroll on Friday evening, Dec. 7. There will be a display of many pieces from the gift shop and the gallery show at the Shops of Tryon. The stroll hours are from 5-8 p.m. The gift shop hours have been (Continued on page 21)

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Bach’s Lunch Advent program 4 Cyl. • 6 Speed • Leather Fog Lights • Alloy Wheels 2008 Mazda Miata

Power Windows • Power Locks Remote Keyless Entry • Am/Fm/CD Cruise • A/C • Heated Seats

37,056 Miles • $18,900

Crys Armbrust, organ, and Joseph Pullara IV, trumpet, will perform at Bach’s Lunch Advent Wednesday, Dec. 5 at noon at Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 150 Melrose Avenue. Free admission. (photo submitted)

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extended on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Normal hours for Tryon Arts and Crafts are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Tryon Arts and Crafts School is a non-profit crafts organization

located at 373 Harmon Field Road in Tryon and exists to provide creative opportunities for everyone. For more information about our organization, please contact the office at 828-859-8323 or visit our website, - article submitted



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Free Zumba classes Thursday at Zion Grove Church As the holiday season is already in full swing, family gatherings and parties are inevitable, we are sure to eat more than normal, and possibly rack up on the intake of calories. Healthy eating is always a good thing, and eating smaller portions will help curb the intake of calories. Of course exercise is an important key to living a healthy lifestyle, so The Unity in the Community Organization encourages you to join in free Zumba classes, to help burn off these extra calories. Felicia Hipps and Anya Huneycutt, are certified instructors and lead these classes each week. Classes are held each Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Zion Grove Church, 5620 Pea Ridge Rd. Mill Spring, and at the Roseland Center, 56 Peake St. Tryon at 7:30 p.m. each Thursday. The Polk County Community Foundation and the Healthy Polk

Felicia Hipps

County Grant fund this classes. For more information about classes at Zion Grove you may

Anya Huneycutt

call 828-429-6635, and for more information about classes held at Roseland Center, call 828-


– article submitted by David Staley

TubaChristmas 2012 echoes

Again, "Thank You" so much for your support and friendship. I will miss you Margaret Durham

It was a warm and sunny day at Polk County High School. The stage was filled with more than 73 tuba and euphonium players and one grand piano. The auditorium was filled with about 700 eager concert-goers. After a welcome by Coordinator Stan Howell and several Christmas carols, there was a tribute to former conductor Walter Moore. Host conductor, Cindy Gilbert, led the band in two more carols. The first soloist was Kent Dyer, a student at Western Carolina University who played the traditional “O Holy Night.” We were also introduced to some of the tuba family that look very different from the big brass to which we are accustomed. After some more Carols, with Jean Howell leading the audience in a sing-a-long, it was time for the second soloist. P. Blake Cooper is a professional tubist from Los

Angeles. He was here to honor his grandfather, Phil Cooper, formerly of Tryon, who had passed away in September. He played “White Christmas,” accompanied by Ellie Roemer, of Tryon, at the piano. Commissioner Ray Gasperson presented the Howells with a certificate of appreciation for their commitment to TubaChristmas and the community on this the 15th anniversary on TubaChristmas in Polk County. Howell introduced Manfred Walter of Mill Spring who will be coordinator in the future. Walter said he is looking for those that would like to be a part of the concert in the future. After several more carols the concert culminated with the “Hallelujah Chorus” In all, it was a joyful time and a great way to start the Christmas Season. – article submitted by Betsy Zeek

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Bridge Players Corner

NORTH } 9653 { 76 [ AK6 ] 6532

by Karl Kachadoorian

* A better than minimum hand, setting Hearts as the trump suit. The bid asks partner to bid 3NT with a Spade stopper, pass with a poor hand or raise to 4 with some useful cards. West led 3 rounds of Clubs against South’s 4 Heart contact. Declarer trumped the 3rd round of Clubs and took a few moments to assess his chances. Since it’s obvious declarer has to limit his Spade losers to one, the key to success lies in how to play that suit correctly. Based on the bidding West is most likely to hold most of the outstanding high cards for the defenders and especially both the King and Queen of Spades. Even without the benefit of seeing the defenders hands it becomes very clear that East must hold the singleton 10 of Spades for declarer to have any chance of making his contract. With this in mind declarer played out 5 rounds of trumps and 2 rounds of Diamonds ending in dummy. In the process West has to discard down to 3 cards, the KQ8 of Spades while dummy held the 965 of Spades and declarer the AJ2. Upon leading a small Spade from the dummy at trick 11, East played his singleton 10 covered by declarer’s Jack and in the pro-

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tasting will include baked goods, homemade candies and grass fed meat. The Farm Store is inside the Mill Spring Ag Center just off the intersection of Hwy 108 and Hwy 9. For more information, call 828-894-8028. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba class, Saturdays, 9 a.m. Grassroots Art Project, holds art classes to benefit Lennie’s Fund and the Humane Society, Saturdays from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. There is no fee for the class and all materials will be provided. Classes are held at the Holy Cross Episcopal Church on Melrose Ave. in Tryon. Call 828899-0673 for more information.

WEST } KQ874 { 42 [ Q109 ] AKQ

SOUTH } AJ2 { AKQJ103 [ 52 ] J7

EAST } 10 { 985 [ J8743 ] 10984









cess end playing West after he won with the Queen. The key to success in this hand was not that difficult since the bidding provided a blueprint for declarer to develop a winning line of play and the only thing he needed was a little luck on East holding the Spade 10. Sometimes you can’t win without a little luck but it’s up to you to know how to take advantage of it.

Deck the Holidays Fair, Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. A fund raising event to replace chairs and tables at Roseland Community Center. The event will consist of handmade crafts, a bake sale, silent auction and Christmas music by harpist Liana Stadelmann. The fair will be held at Roseland. Art photography with smartphones, Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Upstairs, 49 S. Trade St., Tryon (828-859-2828). Mixed-media artist Melissa Parrish Pittman will guide participants through the use of common photography apps (bring your own iPhone or other smartphone). Fee is $10 (free for Upstairs members). House of Flags Museum, open Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4

p.m., 33 Gibson Street, Columbus. TPS Holiday Show, runs through Dec. 22. Stop by 26 Maple Street in Tryon, Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tryon Fine Arts Center, Oil painting class for teens with Margaret Curtis, Saturdays, noon - 3 p.m. Wreath-making workshop, The Mill Spring Ag Center is hosting a wreath-making workshop every Friday until Dec. 21 from 5-7 p.m. and every Saturday until Dec. 22 from 1-3 p.m. 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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The poor sisters Juliet (Cheryl Greene), Sophie (Hollie Swofford) and Lucy (Teresa Batson) argue over the potential gifts from St. Nicholas to give them each opportunity to reach their desires. (photo submitted)

Want to go? What: Community Chorus When: Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. Where: Polk County High School Auditorium chateau, love is worthless and contentment means catching a spectacularly wealthy husband, each leaving her other sisters behind in their poverty. But for Sophie (sung by Hollie Swofford) contentment is found in caring for others. While the sisters have no heat, no food, nor any way of obtaining those things, St. Nicholas (sung by Bruce Schoonmaker) has a plan. Each girl is to receive a gold coin for Christmas, and St. Nicholas will observe how each uses her coin to gain the desires of her heart. As the background echoes with the sounds of our Christmas blessings dearly bought and freely given, the two sisters who have used their gold on finery

to attract a rich husband, demonstrate that they have no idea of what a blessing truly is, and will never be content. No matter how much they have, still they want more. Meanwhile, Sophie has given her gold to two travelers named Mary and Joseph so that they can buy food and shelter, for Mary is about to deliver a baby. While two of the sisters jealously fight for riches and position, Jesus, the Son of God, is born, content to leave behind his riches and glory to be born on earth; content to be laid in a manger of hay. Such is the nature of love. The Community Chorus Christmas concert, proceeds of which fund Rotary Club’s college scholarships for high school students in Polk County, will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9 at the Polk County High School auditorium. Tickets are available from Rotarians, local merchants, chorus members and at the door. Student admission is free. – article submitted by Julie Threlfall

Cover up…

“Jolly old St. Nicholas, lean your ear this way.” That could be a line in the opera entitled, “St. Nicholas,” which will be performed by special guest performers along with the Community Chorus at this year’s Christmas concert. With music by English composer Richard Shephard, plus a story and libretto by Mark Schweizer, you know “St. Nicholas” is going to be thoroughly enjoyable. Add narration by Chris Tinkler, accompaniment by percussion, strings, flute, piano and celeste, and you have something delightful. While the opera bears absolutely no resemblance to any historical figure, St. Nicholas or otherwise, this touching, funny, ultimately spiritual tale is loosely based on one of the oldest of the legends about the jolly old elf, “St. Nicholas and the Three Maidens.” It is also a story about love and contentment. For Juliet (sung by Cheryl Greene) and Lucy (sung by Teresa Batson), who might have stepped right out of Cinderella’s

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Community Chorus performs St. Nicholas, Dec. 9


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