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Tryon Daily Bulletin

The World’s Smallest Daily Newspaper

Vol. 85 / No. 215

Tryon, N.C. 28782

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Only 50 cents

Polk County Angel Tree

Santa’s Mailbox has returned to Stearns Park in Columbus. Santa expects many letters from good girls and boys and has asked for help collecting them all in one place. Visit downtown Columbus and drop off your letter soon. Those who do are asked to include his or her name and address so Santa’s helpers can write back.

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


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Thursdays, 7 a.m. - noon, 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 (Continued on page 2)

Volunteer Gail Stockdale of Tryon and Outreach Client Services manager Michelle Reedy consolidate Angel Tree gifts into family group packages. See full story on page 3. (photos by Joe Epley)

Polk banks over 30 percent fund balance No findings in 2012 audit report by Leah Justice

Polk County reported a healthy fund balance as of June 30, 2012

with $6,839,732 available for appropriations, or 30.57 percent. The Polk County Board of Commissioners met Nov. 19 and heard from Brian Broom with Dixon Hughes Goodman, Certified

Public Accountants and Advisors who performed the audit. Broom said the county’s fund balance is down from the previ-

Serving Polk County and Upper Spartanburg and Greenville Counties

“We could not be more impressed with the doctors, nurses and facilities at The Birth Place.” Emily Wilson of Columbus with Sophie, her second child born at RRHS.

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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. Saluda Center, Thursday activities: knitting group, 9:30 a.m.; gentle Yin Yoga, 5:30 p.m. For more activities, email or visit 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 828-457-2218. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 60

How To Reach Us

Main number, classifieds and subscriptions: 828-859-9151 FAX: 828-859-5575 e-mail: Founded Jan. 31, 1928 by Seth M. Vining. (Consolidated with the Polk County News 1955) Betty Ramsey, Publisher

THE TRYON DAILY BULLETIN (USPS 643-360) is published daily except Saturdays and Sundays for $60 per year by Tryon Newsmedia LLC, 16 N. Trade St., Tryon, NC 287826656. Periodicals postage paid at Tryon, North Carolina 28782. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Tryon Newsmedia LLC., 16 N Trade St., Tryon, NC 28782-6656.

Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. TPS Holiday Show, runs through Dec. 22. Stop by 26 Maple Street in Tryon, Thursday-Saturday, 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 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). 828-8945098. NAMI Support Group, Thursdays, 7 - 8 p.m. in the blue room of Tryon Presbyterian Church, located on Harmon Field Road in Tryon. The group, sponsored by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), is for anyone feeling anxious or depressed and those with a diagnosis of a mental illness. All conversations are confidential. No charge. 828817-0382. AA’s Sobriety and Beyond, Thursdays, 8-9 p.m., Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 1024 W. Main St.,

Local Weather Forecast:



Mostly cloudy


Moon Phase

Today: Mostly cloudy, with 20 percent chance of rain. High 52, low 44. Friday: Cloudy, with a 10 percent chance of rain. High 57, low 48.

Tuesday’s weather was: High 73, low 55, with no rain.

Forest City. 828-863-1313. Alcholics Anonymous, Thursdays, 8 p.m., CooperRiis, Mill Spring. 828-859-7099.


S a l u d a C e n t e r, F r i d a y events: chair exercise, 9:30 a.m.; Trash Train, 10 a.m.; NA Meeting, 8 p.m. For more activities, email saludacenter@ or visit www. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Friday activities include movie matinee at 10 a.m. and bingo or movie at 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. TPS Holiday Show, runs through Dec. 22. Stop by 26 Maple Street in Tryon, Thursday-Saturday, 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. 828894-0293. 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. Smokefree. 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 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 828-899-0673 for more information. 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). Mixedmedia artist Melissa Parrish (Continued on page 15)

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College student struck, killed on I-26 No charges expected for truck driver by Leah Justice

A 22-year old college student was struck and killed by a tractortrailer Monday, Dec. 3 while traveling home to Kansas for the holidays. David Winter, who was reportedly staying in Mill Spring with a friend was struck and killed while outside his vehicle near the 57-mile marker near Saluda. The accident occurred around 6 p.m. in the middle of the westbound lanes. One lane of traffic was shut down until about 8:30 p.m.

• Polk audit (continued from page 1)

ous year due to Polk appropriating approximately $2 million to pay down debt. The county’s general fund includes a total of $7,915,500 in fund balances, of which $1,075,768 is restricted, $838,533 is committed and the remaining $6,839,732 is unassigned according to the audit report. The fund balance that is noted as available for appropriation and calculated as a percentage includes the unassigned as well as the committed fund balances. The county’s total outstanding debt as of June 30, 2012 was $11,937,334, according to the audit report. The county’s total debt decreased $2,798,474 last fiscal year due to the scheduled debt payments and the early retirement of debt. The county’s general fund ended last fiscal year with $917,080 in revenues over expenditures. The general fund ending June 30, 2012 included $22,291,465 in revenues compared to $21,374,385 in expenditures. Other positive attributes to the county’s fiscal year 2011-2012 audit report included no findings for the first time in several years. Polk’s tax collection rate was also higher than other counties

N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper C. Sama said it is not known why Winter was in the middle of the interstate. Winter’s vehicle was found on the side of the road about 500 yards away with the doors locked and his keys have not been found. Without the key, officers have not been able to determine if Winter’s truck was out of fuel or if there were mechanical issues. There will be no charges filed against the truck driver, with the trooper saying there was nothing the truck driver could have done to avoid hitting Winter. Reports indicate that Winter was first struck by the tractor-trailer, which likely killed him instantly, then struck by another vehicle. similar in size. Polk County collected 96.67 percent of its property taxes during fiscal year 2011-2012, compared to collecting 96.66 percent during fiscal year 2010-2011, according to the audit report. Broom said the state likes for local governments to collect at least 95 percent of its property taxes. Similar counties to Polk collected an average of slightly more than 94 percent of property taxes, Broom said. The audit report also notes that Polk’s property tax revenue increased approximately 2.65 percent during fiscal year ending June 30, 2012 because a slight increase in property valuations. The same trend is expected this year. Broom also said the auditors separately audited the county’s tax office, emergency medical services, the register of deeds and department of social services in order to ensure there were no red flags. “The records were well organized and there is good processes and controls in place,” Broom said. Broom also said that his office interviewed multiple county employees and visited a lot of departments and found the employees to be very professional, helpful and knowledgeable. Polk’s new fiscal year (20122013) began July 1.

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Volunteers create new wood cages

Residents brought in their heavy equipment to cut, split and move logs at Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry. Outreach has relocated the cages that contain the agency’s supply of firewood. These relocated cages will make it easier for Outreach clients to pick up firewood to heat their homes during the cold winter months. During 2011, Outreach supplied clients with nearly 100 truckloads of wood and the organization expects the need to be even greater with the forecasted colder temperatures this year. For residents or organizations interested in volunteering to cut or split wood, or donate wood, contact Jim McClintock at 828-894-2988. Outreach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1991. The organization’s mission is to provide compassionate assistance to Polk County residents who are unable to provide for their basic life needs. For more information on Outreach, visit

To place a classified call 828-859-9151.




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Lanier Library recent aquisitions

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.

Lanier Library recently added the following titles to its collection. Biography Dangerous Work. Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir Custer. McMurtry, Larry Richest Woman in America. Wallach, Janet Fiction Forgotten. Baldacci, David Notorious Nineteen. Evanovich, Janet Last Man. Flynn, Vince Racketeer. Grisham, John Christmas Kid. Hamill, Pete Flight Behavior. Kingsolver, Barbara Mrs. Queen Takes the Train. Kuhn, William Young Philby. Littell, Robert Marseille Caper. Mayle, Peter Sweet Tooth. McEwan, Ian Dear Life. Munro, Alice Wine of Solitude. Nemirovsky, Irene NYPD Red. Patterson, James Merry Christmas, Alex Cross. Patterson, James Fear Itself. Rosenheim, Andrew Art Forger. Shapiro, B. A. Rogue. Sullivan, Mark Christmas in Cornwall. Willett, Marcia Back to Blood. Wolfe, Tom Lawgiver. Wouk, Herman Mystery

Twelve Clues of Christmas. Bowen, Rhys Salvation of a Saint. Higashino, Keigo Buzzard Table. Maron, Margaret Uncommon Appeal of Clouds. McCall Smith, Alexander Non-Fiction Grand Tour : Around the World with the Queen of Mystery. Christie, Agatha Middlewood Journal. Correll, Helen Scott Gershwins and Me. Feinstein, Michael Time of Gifts. Fermor, Patrick Leigh Among the Islands. Flannery, Tim What Are You Looking At?. Gompertz, Will From the Forest. Maitland, Sara Last Lion : Defender of the Realm 1940-1965. Manchester, William Killing Kennedy. O’Reilly, Bill Hallucinations. Sacks, Oliver W. Heads in Beds. Tomsky, Jacob 1912 : The Year the World Discovered Antarctica. Turney, Chris – article submitted by Marie DuLong

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Polk cross country gives awards

Polk County High School recognized several prep cross country standouts with awards at its annual sports banquet. Pictured left to right: Daniel Painter - most improved; Chip Collins - coaches award; Shea Wheeler - most valuable; Jacob Collins - most valuable. Not pictured: Taylor Hutchins - coaches award and Kathryn Johnson - most improved. (photo submitted by Jenny Wolfe)



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Trinity Lutheran hosts Advent services


Trinity Lutheran Church of Tryon will host special Advent and Christmas services. Midweek Advent services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 12 and Dec. 19 at 10:15 a.m. and 7 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Feast of the Holy Nativity will



be held at 10 p.m. on Dec. 24. The Christmas Day Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord will be at 10:15 a.m. Come worship Christ Jesus, the Savior of the world. The church is located at 3353 U. S. Hwy 176. in Tryon. – article submitted by Pastor Thomas Olson

Foothills duplicate bridge results Nov. 30






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Meeting Place bridge results for Nov. 28 Results of the Wednesday, Nov. 28 bridge play at the Meeting Place are: First: Audrey Oliver

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Buy, Sell, Trade, Work … With Your Neighbors! ANNOUNCEMENTS


Southside Grill


of Tryon Now Open for Lunch & Dinner. Call us for your Christmas party needs. 828-859-0345

GARAGE SALES $57,400 FSBO 2BDR, 1 BTH in Columbus. Zoned Residential/Commercial. 828-817-0534

PET CARE PUP ‘N TUB Mobile Serving Hendersonville, Polk County & surrounding areas. www.pupn CALL 828-817-4881

CLEANING SERVICES You Deserve a Break Have your office or home cleaned, min 3 hrs $10 off total, new customers ONLY! Bonded & Ins. 828-229-3014 888-846-4094

We wash homes, decks, roofs, exterior/interior of gutters, etc. Also seal or stain wood. Exc ref. Free Estimates. Call 828-894-3701.

HOME IMPROVEMENT Tommy's Home Improvement Roofs, renovations, siding, carpentry, decks, windows, screening. All Home Repairs. FREE estimates. Home: (828) 859 - 5608. Cell: (828) 817 - 0436.

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



Caterers and Food Entrepreneurs Sell your home in the NCDEH approved commercial kitchen available classifieds call for hourly rentals at very 828.859.9151 reasonable rates. Also 2000 sf fully handicap Looking for compliant facility rental a home? available for holiday parties. Dishes, tables, Look in our classifieds section chairs, refrig., ice machine and NCDEH commercial and learn of great kitchen available for use deals for you and as well. 828 817-1068 your family.





Marketing Consultant

The Tryon Daily Bulletin Is seeking a new member of its circulation department. The qualified candidate must be 18, possess a drivers license and own transportation & be able to lift at least 50 lbs. This position requires most of its work to be nights and weekends. 25 hours per week. If interested, applications may be picked up at the front office Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5p.m. Office is located on N. Main St. in Tryon between Buck's Pizza & La Bouteille

is looking for quality, caring individuals to join our health care team. Positions available include:

RN Unit Supervisor (Days) 2nd Shift RN/LPN 2nd Shift CNA We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Apply at Autumn Care of Saluda 501 Esseola Drive Saluda, NC 28773 or staffdev108@

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Looking for a home? Look in our classifieds section and learn of great deals for you and your family.

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: No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted directly for interviews. Your ad here. Call 828.859.9151

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CABINS NC MTN LOG CABIN shell on 1.72acs. EZ to finish. Reduced $79,900 OR new 2bd, 2ba, 1200sf cabin on 1.87acs. $139,500 Owner must sell. Call 828-286-1666



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FOR SALE: Antique John Deere Model A series tractor 1938-41. Rebuilt engine, new radiator and Our best selling tires. Carburetor and 3 bd / 2 ba singlewide steering need adjustment. with designer decor $2850. Also have John Please call 828-684-4874 Deere Model H series 1940’s restored. $2200. Make a terrific Christmas Sell your home in the gift for Dads or Grandpa. Special deal for both. Call classifieds call Ron at 828-817-2884. 828.859.9151


1996 BUICK ROADMASTER Station Wagon, 110k miles, Extra Nice! $3995/ negotiable Jerry's Auto Sales 864-579-0048

Your ad here. Call 828.859.9151 Sell your home in the classifieds call 828.859.9151

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 Looking for a home? Look in our classifieds section and learn of great deals for you and your family.

Saluda Mountain Duplicate bridge results for games played Dec. 3 Saluda Mountain Duplicate Bridge Club results for the game played on Dec. 3 are: First - Kathy

Bartlett and Yoshi Kinoshita; second - Pat and Maria McCall; third - Lou Murch and Kris Diggs.

Games are played each Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Saluda Center with a discussion at 12:45 p.m.

A partner is guaranteed. – article submitted by Tollie Ross


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Taking Christmas gifts for granted

Grier Eargle General Contractor


• Residential & Commercial Builders • Historic Renovation Specialists • Grading & Landscaping NC License 69368


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Landrum Drug 864-457-2401

1216 Asheville Hwy Hendersonville, NC

104 W. RUTHERFORD RD. • LANDRUM • 800-368-7552 MON - FRI 9-6 • SAT 8:30-1


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Privately Owned • 36 Years Same Location


Specialized Grooming 603 1/2 Greenville Hwy., Hendersonville, N.C. 828-692-1143 All Full Breeds Service

• Arena Grading • Backhoe • Manure Removal • Prompt Horse Burial with Dignity


When I was 10 I asked Santa for a new bicycle. My cousin’s old green hand-me-down girl’s bike was getting too small, plus it was embarrassing to be a guy riding a girlie bike. So, I respectfully wrote my letter to the jolly old elf, had dad check my spelling, stuck it in the mail right before Thanksgiving and I began to wait. I thought that month would never pass. I did the whole “better not pout, better not cry, better not shout” routine and tried my very best to be good enough to earn that new bicycle, but I failed pretty miserably at that all around. Our family Christmas traditions in those days

involved a large extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins who gathered on Christmas Eve at my grandmother’s for a huge meal and gift exchange. For us grandkids it amounted to a huge haul, but we were not allowed to unwrap anything until Christmas morning at home. Imagine the intensity of my anticipation when at 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve I was expected to go to bed and sleep knowing there was not only a pile of family gifts waiting to be opened, but that Santa was going to make his visit as well. I am amazed I slept at all, though I had pretty well given up hope that I had earned the new (continued on page 11)


Furniture Company

1053 S. Trade St. Tryon, N.C. Now Accepting New Patients

104 S. Howard Ave. , Landrum (Hwy. 176)



Hours: Mon, Wed & Fri 8 - 12, 2 - 5 Tues & Thurs 8 - 12

YOGURT WORLD 361 E. Kennedy St. Spartanburg, SC 29302 We are purchasing diamonds, estate and antique jewelry, signed pieces and fine Swiss watches. 864-573-5252

For all your landscape supply needs. 864-457-4104

OPEN 7 DAYS MON - THURS: 11am - 9pm Fri & Sat: 11am - 10pm Sunday 1 - 9pm 228 Kanuga Rd, Hendersonville Next to Hot Dog World 828-435-1500

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1911 Four Seasons Blvd., Hendersonville, NC 828-697-9686 •

COLUMBUS BAPTIST CHURCH Come Worship With Us! 45 Houston Rd., Columbus, NC

Sunday School 10 a.m., Sun. Morning Worship 11 a.m., Sun. Evening Worship 6 p.m. • Wed. Prayer Meeting 7 p.m.

"If you need a ride to any of the services, please call the church office at (828) 894-8588 and our church van will pick you up!"


"We Make Your Memories Last a Lifetime" And Gallery

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• Gifts

began last Sunday, Dec. 2, and we are now in that bike. Being “good enough” time of eager anticipation has simply not happened. waiting for the gift all Bright and early Christ- humanity has requested mas morning I dashed to across eons of time – a the living room at 6 a.m. time of peace and love. and there standing before COGDELL'S During Advent we wait, we ELECTRONICS Radio Shackourselves, Dealer" the lighted Christmas tree "Yourprepare we open Scanners • Batteries we • GPSpray, and was a new Schwinn Black Cables our • hearts, Antennaes • Wiring Phantom bike with a tag Mon.we eagerly anticipate the - Fri. 9:30 - 6 Sat. 10 - 2 attached saying, “With all gift864-457-4477 that is coming in the 107 E. Prince Rd., Landrum my love, Santa.” What I birth of Jesus of Nazareth, did not know in those days the incarnate presence of was that cash was very COGDELL'S God on ELECTRONICS earth, and the re"Your Radio Shack Dealer" tight around our house and Scanners alization of our hopes and • Batteries • GPS that the sacrifices neces- Cables • Antennaes • Wiring desires for peace. Fri. 9:30 - 6 we Sat. often 10 - 2 do not sary to insure I received Mon. -But what 864-457-4477 that dream bicycle had 107 think about is the sacrifice E. Prince Rd., Landrum been significant. Santa had Almighty God made in come through all right, but doing so. In theological at a cost I could only ap- terms it is called “kenosis,” preciate many, many years God literally poured God’s later. very self out for our sake The season of Advent and abandoned total tran(continued from page 10)

scendence. In the Christchild, God became one with us at a tremendous cost to himself. In Jesus the divine became human and we have the opportunity to become one with God in Jesus Christ as we trust and believe in him, and to be at peace with God, one another and ourselves. It is easy to take some Christmas gifts for granted when we do not understand the sacrifice the giver made to make our joy possible. Cuisinebike, with aand Twist” It“American was a great we Corner of Peak St. & Hwy. 828-894-2440 have great God, and the 108 inaColumbus love which made them both possible sprang purely out of a loving sacrifice. - The Reverend Dr. Michael Doty, Rector The Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross

284 Daniel Rd. Forest City, NC


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Minor & Major Repairs

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Saluda Center to host Carson plein air exhibit through January The Saluda Center will host a show through January of Jim Carson’s Paris and the French countryside oil paintings, which were painted on his three-week plein air painting trip to France last summer. The show, titled “Paintings from Paris and the French Countryside,” will include an opening reception at the Saluda Center on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 5-7 p.m. The show will hang through Jan. 15. Carson painted on site in Paris, including Luxemberg Gardens, as well as in Alfred Sisley’s home town of Moret Sur Loing, and many other villages and pastoral scenes. Carson has been juried into a number of Plein Air Festivals, including ones in Easton, Md., Door County, Wisc., Richmond.Va. and Cashiers, N.C. Carson has kept the paintings from France in one body, even

those that have already sold. After this exhibition, the paintings will be separated to a number of different galleries that carry Carson’s work.

Jim Wiprut, H.I.S.

Carson’s next workshop, Jan. 24-26, 2013, titled “Painting in the Studio” is full, but there is a waiting list. For more information, go to, email,or call 828-749-3702. – article submitted by Jim Carson

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Friendship Council Voices of Christmas, Dec. 14 TCC Men’s Community Christmas potluck after event Members of the community are invited to join the Thermal Belt Friendship Council’s Voices of Christmas Caroling Choir on Friday, Dec. 14, at White Oak Assisted Living Center. Participants will meet in the mail lobby at 5 p.m. Sheet music of favorite Christmas carols will be provided. The carolers will provide music, “hall by hall,” before meeting at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church for a commu-

nity Christmas potluck. Anyone not able to participate in the caroling is invited to meet at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church at 6 p.m., for the potluck. Individuals attending the potluck will be able to drop off food at the church at 4:30 p.m., and are asked to provide a covered dish item that would feed at least seven people. The Thermal Belt Friendship Council looks forward to this annual community outreach event, and encourages all that can, to participate in ushering in the true giving and sharing spirit of Christmas.

Want to go? What: Thermal Belt Friendship Council’s Voices of Christmas Caroling Choir When: Friday, Dec. 14 Where: White Oak Assisted Living Center, Tryon.

- article submitted by Joseph Fox

Candlelight service at Tryon Community Church Dec. 9 A candlelight service will be held Sunday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. at Tryon Community Church in Tryon.

The event’s speaker will be Reverend Larry Simpson. The church’s pastor is Reverend James Lawrence.

The church is located on Jackson Extension St. – article submitted by Rev. Priscilla Allen

Play Day results for Dec. 1 games The men at Tryon Country Club played the par 3 course as set up for the holiday par 3 event this past Saturday, Dec. 1. TCC had two flights (based on handicap) with the following results: All scores are gross. First Flight First: Bill Kelly - 26 (1 under par) Second: Chuck Huneycutt 27 ( even par) Third: Chris ter Kuile 30 (3 over) Second Flight First: Dennis Sakos – 29( 2 over) Second: Richard Barraud – 31(4 over) Third: Bruce Fritz – 32 (5 over) – article submitted by Marc Brady

“Do it you rself”

M E S S I A H George Frideric Handel

. 30 pm Thursday, Thursday, December december 131st, Th,7.7:30 pm Tryon Fine Arts Center 34 Melrose Avenue, Tryon


Conductor, Mark Schweizer • Pianist, Beth Child with young professional with soloists from Converse College andsoloists First Baptist Greenville All singers welcome for this free event. Music scores provided!

Made possible by a grant from

Polk County Community Foundation


14 Tryon Daily Bulletin  / The World’s Smallest Daily Newspaper Thursday, December 6, 2012

Indoor holiday market at Mill Spring Ag Center Dec. 8 Pre-made gift baskets for a local foodie If you’re anything like us, you’ve missed the weekly Saturday community ritual of the Columbus Farmer’s Markets, abundant with friendly vendors, delicious food and loads of crafts. This Saturday, Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. join vendors for a special Indoor Holiday Market at the Mill Spring Ag Center. Grab locally grown, freshpicked produce such as basil, rainbow swiss chard and celery grown aquaponically from Emerald Springs Farm. June Ellen will be present from Beneficial Foods with fresh cilantro, seasonal squash, chard, along with other items ripe for the picking.

The Mill Spring Ag Center’s Sauce (also a great gift). Cinda Gardens are offering kale, col- will be on site with an abunlards and mustard greens. Cool dance of Ooey-Gooey Bars Mama’s Bakfor sale as well ery is featuras complimenWant to go? ing fresh baked tary tastings. bread and new What: Indoor Holiday For the anitreats such as Market m a l l o v e r ’s , cherry cheese When: Saturday, Dec. 8, there will be d a n i s h a n d 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. BoWoWzer ’s Amish Peanut dog treats for Butter; if you Where: Mill Spring your favorc o m e e a r l y, Ag Center ite pooches’ you might be one of the lucky ones to get the ever-popular cinnamon rolls too. Old Mule Farm will have pastured lamb cuts. Achin’ Back Acres will sell free-range eggs, grass-fed beef and pastured pork. Speaking of pork, a special Farm Store tasting will allow visitors to try pulled pastured pork from Achin’ Back Acres slathered with Old Mule BBQ

stockings. Cake Pops will also be available. Other food favorites such as Cinn-ful Nuts, WOW Bars, Kudzu-Chai Tea and Beneficial Foods’ Hot Cocoa mix make great stocking stuffers that won’t break the bank. Also new to the Ag Center is The Brown Bean coffee freshly roasted in Brevard and often percolating in the Farm Store.

Moving on from food will be an abundance of gift items in all price ranges. The Mill Spring Farm Store has premade gift baskets for your favorite local foodie. Gift certificates can also be purchased in any amount. Onsite blacksmith George Matthews will have a myriad of artisan creations including towel holders, oyster shuckers, games and wall art. Wreathmaking workshops will be in full swing too for those of you wishing to hand-make a wreath for your door or that of a loved one. The Mill Spring Ag Center is located at 156 School Road in Mill Spring, near the intersection of Hwy 9 and 108. Support to this market ensures your holiday dollars stay local. – article submitted by Mindy Wiener

Thursday, December 6, 2012 Tryon Daily Bulletin  / The World’s Smallest Daily Newspaper




FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7 (5 - 8 pm)

Station 187 Santa Open House Dec. 8 The community is invited to join Station 187, a model train club formed out of Landrum, for a “Santa Train” open house of fun and grilled sausages on Saturday, Dec. 8. This event is for anyone who loves model trains. The open house will take place at 1097 Hyw. 101 S., Suite D16, Greer,

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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.

S.C. 29651; across from the BMW truck gate at the Gateway Business Park. From Hyw. 101 turn onto Brookshire Road, first building on left (SAR Automation, KMX Logistic). For more information, visit – article submitted by Lynnea Stadelmann


Community Chorus, Sunday, Dec. 9, 3 p.m., A chorus of more than 100 singers will fill the Polk High School Auditorium with familiar Christmas carols. The event will also include the “St. Nicholas” opera. Contra Dance, Dec. 9 at Sunnydale log cabin near IGA in Tryon. 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 828-899-1919. 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.

Enjoy hot mulling spices and gourmet treats while shopping for stocking stuffers & Christmas gifts. ~ Schweizer Strings (violins) at 6pm in the lobby followed by sing-a-long with Janet & Clifford Joens playing Christmas tunes on Celtic harp & guitar. ~ Bring your photos for local artist Kim Attwooll to transform into holiday cards. MUSIC THROUGHOUT DOWNTOWN FOR YOUR LOCAL HOLIDAY CELEBRATION. MEET FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS & SANTA, TOO! Shops of Tryon 828-859-7039 Mon - Sat 10-5; Sunday 12-4


16 Tryon Daily Bulletin  / The World’s Smallest Daily Newspaper Thursday, December 6, 2012

Smartphone photography workshop, Dec. 8 Want to go? What: Smartphone photography workshop When: Saturday, Dec. 8 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Where: Upstairs Artspace, Tryon.

favorite apps and iPhoneography tips. She will cover the basics of taking photographs, and review the capabilities of each app. “Come and explore the creative possibilities of your smartphone,” Pittman said. “You will be hooked!” The workshop, which will be held at the Upstairs, is free to Upstairs members. For more information, call the gallery at 828-859-2828, or drop by at 49

S. Trade St., Tryon. The gallery’s hours are irregular this week as preparations are made for “Wonderland,” the Upstairs’ annual holiday bazaar, which opens to the public on Friday, Dec. 7, at 5 p.m. during the Tryon Christmas Stroll. Information about this and other coming events can also be found on the gallery’s website, – article submitted by Harold Maass

Holiday study break at Landrum Library, Dec. 20 Need a break from studying? Join the Landrum Library Thursday, Dec 20 at 4 p.m. as they watch Elf (rated PG) and make last-minute handmade gifts. Hot

chocolate and holiday goodies will be enjoyed by all. Open to grades seven-12 or ages 13-18. Permissions slips are required for the movie. Please contact the

Landrum Library at 864-457-2218 for information on this or other Teen programs. – article submitted by Beth Diehl

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One of mixed-media artist Melissa Parrish Pittman’s photographs, taken with an iPhone camera. (photo by Melissa Parrish Pittman)

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The Upstairs Artspace invites photography enthusiasts to participate in a workshop – Saturday Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – on how to make art with nothing more than a smartphone and a few apps. Participants are urged to use their new skills to submit images to the gallery’s next show, “Upload,” which opens in mid-January and will be the first major exhibit in the South exclusively featuring work made with iPhones and other smartphones. Melissa Parrish Pittman, a mixed-media artist and new member of the Upstairs board of directors, will lead the class. “The iPhone or similar technology gives us the capabilities of camera, darkroom and state of the art digital lab all in your pocket,” said Pittman. “You can create art images with the touch of a button and the use of a few apps.” Everyone from amateurs to seasoned pros are welcome. Participants will need their own camera-equipped smartphone, equipped with the following apps: Camera+, Hipstamatic, Image Blender, Juxtaposer, Scratchcam and Snapseed. All will be encouraged to share insights with each other. An experienced iPhoneographer will share her images, her

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