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Tryon Daily Bulletin

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Vol. 85 / No. 227

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Monday, December 24, 2012

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Ringing in the holidays Have a loved one at St. Luke’s Hospital this holiday season? St. Luke’s has an online service to allow well-wishers to send a “Thinking of You” or “Get Well Soon” message to a loved one or friend. The “eCard” service is available through the St. Luke’s Hospital website at www. saintlukeshospital.com. All it involves is choosing a card and then submitting it along with a personalized message. The card is printed and then hand-delivered to the patient’s bedside.

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


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Mondays, Harmon Field/Tryon, 7 a.m. - noon. Saluda Center, Mondays, chair exercise, 9:30 a.m.; line dance, 12:30 p.m.; Saluda Duplicate Bridge, 1:30 p.m. 828749-9245. For more activities, email saludacenter@hotmail. com or visit www.saluda.com. (Continued on page 2)

Members of The Kiwanis Club of Tryon and the Polk County Aktion Club teamed up to ring the bells and to raise funds for the Salvation Army during the holidays. Chauncey Hill (left) and TJ Acosta (right), president of Aktion Club, worked with Bill Jones of the Kiwanis Club on a recent Saturday at the IGA of Tryon. (photo submitted by Kathy Woodham)

Polk County sixth lowest unemployment rate in state by Samantha Hurst

Employment numbers for Polk County looked bright for the month of October as the county tied with Wake for the sixth lowest unemployment rate in North Carolina.

Polk County’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.8 percent in October, compared to the 7.1 percent it experienced in September. According to the NC Department of Commerce, Polk County has 9,399

individuals in its work force; 639 of those are unemployed. The area has not seen a rate this low since November 2008. Polk County Economic De(Continued on page 4)

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS! To you and yours this holiday season. - From the Tryon Daily Bulletin Staff

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The Meeting Place Senior Center, sing-along, 10 a.m.; senior fitness, 11 a.m.; bingo or bead class 12:30 p.m. 828-8940001. Christian Fellowship Luncheon, TJ’s Cafe, Tryon, Mondays except holidays, noon - 1 p.m.; food, fellowship and discussion of relevant issues; interdenominational. 859-5051. Saluda Center, Monday activities include line dancing at 12:30 p.m. For more information visit Saluda.com. AAUW, meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Tryon Presbyterian Church fellowship hall. Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays, 5:30 p.m., Tryon United Methodist Church, New Market Road in Tryon. Green Creek Community Center, line dance classes (ultra beginner and beginner/intermediate), Monday’s 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the gym. Male Domestic Abuse Intervention, Mondays, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Landrum Library, free yoga classes. 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Limited to first 30 people. Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays, 8 p.m., Columbus Presbyterian Church.


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cling Unit, Tuesdays, Ozone Drive and Hwy. 176, Saluda. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba exercise class, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., in gym. The Meeting Place Senior Center, beginner/intermediate pilates, 8:30 a.m.; ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; devotions and art class, 10 a.m.; Let’s move...Let’s move dance, 10:30 a.m.; bingo, 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. House of Flags Museum, open Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 33 Gibson Street, Columbus. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. LIFECare of Polk County/ Adult Day Health Care, provides services Monday - Friday. Pet therapy every Tuesday is an opportunity for participants to interact with a trained pet therapy dog in a safe and meaningful environment. Call 828-894-2007 for more info. Landrum Library, Book Discussion Group, fourth Tuesday every month, 10:30 a.m. at the library. 864-457-2218. Cracker Barrel, 1 p.m. Tuesdays, conference room, Congregational Church. Women to women support group, first and third Tuesdays of each month, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Steps to HOPE, 60 Ward Street, Columbus. 828-894-2340. Al-Anon Family Group, meets Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Saluda Senior Center, 64 Greenville Street, Saluda, one half block off Main Street (U.S. Hwy. 176 S.), 828-749-2251 (Saluda) or 1-800-286-1326. VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Polk Memorial 9116, meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the Womack building in Columbus. VFW Polk Memorial 9116, meets the fourth Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbus Town Hall.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Wednesdays, Fire Department in Green Creek, 7 a.m. - noon. The Meeting Place Senior




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Center, Wednesday activities include Tai Chi, 9 a.m.; medication assistance; ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; Wacky Wednesday, senior fitness and Italian club, 10 a.m.; bingo and bridge, 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. Green Creek Community Center, quilters’ group, Wednesdays, 10 - 11:30 a.m. Saluda Center, Wednesday activities, Trash Train, 10 a.m.; gentle Yin Yoga 12:30 p.m. For more activities, email saludacenter@hotmail.com or visit www. saluda.com. Tryon Kiwanis Club, meets Wednesdays, noon, Congregational Church, 210 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Female Domestic Abuse Intervention, Wednesdays 3:30 – 4:30 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. Thursday Men’s Prayer Breakfast will meet Thursday, Dec. 27 at 8 a.m. at TJ’s Cafe located at 456 S. Trade St. in Tryon. All are welcome. Order breakfast from the menu and bring a friend. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba exercise class, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., in gym. Saluda Center, Thursday activities: knitting group, 9:30 a.m.; gentle Yin Yoga, 5:30 p.m. For more activities, email saludacenter@hotmail.com or visit www.saluda.com.

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, open Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. 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. 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 (Continued on page 16)

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Columbus town clerk Donna Butler retires The Town of Columbus honored town clerk Donna Butler during council’s Dec. 20 meeting. Butler is retiring after 13 years of service. Her last day with the town is Dec. 31. Pictured is Columbus M ay o r E r i c M c I n t y r e presenting Butler a plaque. (photo by Leah Justice)


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that at 7:00 p.m., Monday, January 7, 2013, in the R. Jay Foster Hall of Justice, Womack Building, 40 Courthouse Street, Columbus, NC 28722, the Polk County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing by Samantha Hurst on the following ordinance: The Campobello Police DeAn Ordinance Concerning Development Activities on Steep partment, in a joint investigation Slopes; repealing the Mountainside & Ridgeline Protection with the Spartanburg County Ordinances for both the zoned and unzoned portions of Sheriff’s Office, arrested Bobby Polk County; enacting a new Steep Slope Ordinance Dean Pruitt, 74, for the April regulating development activities on slopes which equal or 13, 2012 murder of Fred Wayne Ramsey. exceed thirty percent. A release from the SpartanCopies of the proposed ordinance are available for review burg County Sheriff’s Office said or purchase (at a nominal cost) in the County Manager’s Pruitt confessed to investigators Office in the Womack Building. They are also available that he murdered Ramsey by online at www.polknc.org. Please take notice that the shooting him. On the afternoon of April 13, Board of Commissioners may enact all, one or more Ramsey’s body was found by portions, or none of the proposed ordinance, and may a citizen in adaily wooded area just Tamend uesday, November 23, 2010 T ryoN d aily b ulleTiN / T he W orld ’ s s mallesT NeWspaper the text of the ordinance subsequent to the public off Highway 176 in the Town of hearing. For additional information about this ordinance Campobello. Officers from the contact County Planner, Cathy Ruth, at (828) 894-­‐‑2732. Campobello Police Department Adv. 12/21, 12/28 requested assistance from The

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Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation of this case. Sheriff Chuck Wright assigned investigators from the sheriff’s office violent crime unit to assist in the investigation. During the course of the investigation Pruitt had been identified as a person of interest in this case. In late September 2012, Pruitt was arrested and charged by the Murder victim - Fred Wayne Ramsey Inman Police Department with Dinner – for a bond hearing before a judge assault and batteryFull high Menu and ag- for gravated nature and booked into on these new charges of murder the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s and possession of a weapon durOffice Detention Center. Pruitt ing a violent crime at a time to be was also charged with a probation set by the court. Sheriff Chuckby Wright and violation by the S.C. Department Campobello Police Chief Chad of Probation and Parole. A bond was set at $75,000 McNeill said they are pleased on these charges. Pruitt has re- the case has been solved and that mained in the detention center Ramsey’s family could have a since his September 2012 arrest. form of closure in this case here at Christmas. This investigation Pruitt informed mon.detention - Wed.:cen-2 p.m. - 12 midnight ter personnel on Friday, Dec. 21 is another example of the coop& Fri.: p.m. -between 2 a.m.law enforcement that he wished toThurs. speak with an 2eration agencies to see that justice is investigator. While speaking sat.: 2 p.m. - 12with midnight • sun.: Closed an investigator he confessed to served, said Spartanburg County asheville Hwy, Topwill of Bird • 864-457-2250 Sheriff’s Office officials. Ramsey’s murder. Pruitt go mountain

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Montreat College graduates Columbus resident On Dec. 15, Montreat College graduated more than 100 students during its Commencement Ceremony in Montreat, N.C. Lauren Ashley Edwards graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science in music business and a minor in business administration. Edwards is the daughter of Terri and Mickey Edwards of Columbus. Montreat College is a Christcentered liberal arts institution with its main campus for four-year traditional students in Montreat. The accelerated School of Professional and Adult Studies program has campuses in Asheville, Charlotte, Morganton, Rocky Mount and Raleigh. – article submitted by Annie Carlson

Fighting domestic violence To help fight domestic violence in our community, Dr. Clay Baker of Baker Family Chiropractic offered a new patient special which includes a reduced consultation and exam fee with proceeds to benefit Steps to HOPE, Polk County’s domestic violence and sexual assault prevention and treatment center. – article submitted by Debra Backus Rachel Ramsey, Steps to HOPE Executive Director, and Dr. Clay Baker of Baker Family Chiropractic. (photo by Debra Backus)

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New Outreach leadership includes Bob Morgan (vice president), Betty Ramsey (treasurer), Joe Epley (president) and Chris Greensfelder (secretary). (photo by Samantha Hurst)

New leadership at Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry The Board of Directors of Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry has elected new leaders for 2013. They are Joe Epley as president, Bob Morgan as vice president, Betty Ramsey as treasurer and Chris Greenfelder as secretary. Three new members were also elected to the 12-member board at Outreach’s annual meeting. They include Mike Ashworth, a financial planner with Wells Fargo; Anne Britton, a retired clerk to the Polk County Board of County Commissioners and Stacey Lindsey, a commercial loan officer for TD bank and former president of FENCE. Epley, an author and retired public relations executive, succeeds

Connie Lomax who has served as president for the past year and a half. He had been serving as vice president and is a former chairman of the Polk County Economic Development Commission. Lomax will continue on the board as chair of the development committee. The founder and owner of ExpressIt with locations in Tryon and Mill Spring, Morgan has served as treasurer for the past two years before moving up to become vicepresident. Ramsey, the new treasurer, is publisher of the Tryon Daily Bulletin. Greenfelder, an attorney living at Lake Adger, continues in another term as secretary for the 501(c)(3) organization.

We at the Pacolet Area Conservancy wish you all the joys and blessings of the holiday season.

Epley and Morgan were also elected to their second three-year term as members of the board. In one of her last acts as president, Lomax presented a plaque expressing the board’s appreciation to Polk County School superintendent Bill Miller for his dedicated service to Outreach. Miller rotated off the board this month at the conclusion of his term. Epley praised Lomax for her leadership during the past two years in helping Outreach achieve new standards in management, accounting and client services. “Demand for services from families and individuals in need has grown steadily over the past

few years, creating significant challenges through which Connie and executive director Carol Newton have successfully led us to overcome,” Epley said. Outreach provides compassionate assistance to Polk County residents who are unable to provide for their basic life needs. Funded primarily by local contributions, the not-for-profit crisis assistance organization has served the area for more than 21 years. For additional information about Outreach, please visit www. tboutreach.org or call 828-8942988. – article submitted by Joe Epley


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This the 3rd day of December, 2012. Michelle Charlotte Pohl, Administratix 14 Passaic Avenue #3A Nutley, NJ 07110 John B. Crotts, Attorney 215 North Main Street Rutherfordton, NC 28139 Tryon Daily Bulletin Dec. 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2012 POHL PUBLIC NOTICE The Town Hall office will be closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday December 24, 25, 26, and Tuesday, January 1 in observance of Christmas and New Years. The Sanitation Department will be closed Monday and Tuesday December 24, 25 and Monday and Tuesday December 31 and January 1. If your garbage is normally picked up on Tuesday then it will be picked up on Friday of both weeks. If you have any questions, please contact Town Hall at (828)859-6654. Tryon Daily Bulletin Dec. 20, 21 and 24, 2012 OFFICE CLOSED

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

‘Saluda, NC: Voices from the first 100 years’ The Historic Saluda Committee donated the tapes to the HSC’s Oral (HSC) has released the oral history History Committee. With funding audio documentary, “Saluda, NC: from a grant from the Polk County Voices from the First 100 Years” in Community Foundation’s Saluda CD format. Community Fund, the tapes have More than 30 years ago when been restored and re-mastered. Anne Osborne and Charlene Pace Clips from these re-mastered rewere working on the book, Saluda, cordings have been used to create NC: 100 Years this audio docu1881-1981, they mentary, which conducted in- More than 30 years ago have been put terviews with when Anne Osborne into a CD format. Some of the some of Salu- and Charlene Pace were clips featured da’s oldest resiare: dents. Several working on the book, • Boo and were born in Sa- Saluda, NC: 100 Years Eunice Pace in luda in the late 1800s or had 1881-1981, they conducted a lively backand-forth about been coming interviews with some of Saluda’s early for the summer Saluda’s oldest residents. days and the since the early downtown busi1900s. These interviews were captured on cassette nesses c.1915 • Bertha Bishop recalling her tapes from 1980 to 1983. In 2010, shortly after the HSC was formed, time as a student at Saluda SemiMarty Payton, a friend of Anne nary • Lillian Sterneau painting a Osborne who is now deceased,

vivid picture of the classy dinners of oral histories of Saluda’s citizens. held at Melrose Inn Funding for the website came from • Uncle Joe Pace, who was born the sales of the DVD. in 1878, talking about trading eggs Future projects include a second for coffee at Daddy Hart’s store historic tour of homes to be held on • Mary Dell Johnson remem- June 1, 2013, which will feature the bering Dr. Goelet and living at the Henderson streetscape from East Charlton-Leland Hotel Main St. to Esceola. Historic preserThe CD also features the home- vation workshops will be held in the grown music of Todd Neel and months leading up to the tour. The Alan Dillman and the song “Saluda HSC is also working on an Arcadia Mountain Home” co-written by book publication and is exploring Clark Thompson and performed by the feasibility of a future museum Grammy-nomito help tell the nated guitarist J. story of Saluda’s Want to go? Larry Keith. This rich heritage. d o c u m e n t a r y What: Historic Saluda The Historic was written, pro- Committee Saluda Commitduced and edited Meeting tee was formed by Kim Clark. When: Second Friday by a group of Cindy Stephen- of every month concerned citison Tuttle, chair zens who wished of the HSC Oral Where: Saluda Public to preserve the History Commit- Library at 2 p.m. historical integtee was executive rity of the town. producer. The CD is available at lo- The grassroots effort spawned intercal stores and restaurants in Saluda est from Saluda City officials and or on-line at the Saluda Mercantile in June 2010 the Saluda City Comat saludalifestyles.com. A promo- missioners voted to make the comtional video can be viewed at www. mittee an advisory committee to the historicsaluda.org. city and committee members were The HSC has been successful appointed. The current committee in accomplishing several projects members are Greaton Sellers, chair; since its inception in 2010. In June Cindy Stephenson Tuttle, co-chair; 2011, a historic tour of homes was Gloria Testerman, Charlene Pace, held in Saluda featuring Smith Hill. Caroline Farris, Carolyn Ashburn All proceeds went toward the resto- and Ammie Weymer. Lynn Cass ration of Saluda City Hall. The oral serves as the city commissioner history documentary DVD, “Home, representative. Hearth and History: Stories of Old The HSC meets on the second Saluda” was released in July 2011, Friday of each month at 2 p.m. at the thanks to seed money from the City Saluda Public Library. The public is of Saluda and private donations. On welcome. For more information go Christmas Day 2011, the Historic to www.historicsaluda.org, email Saluda website came to life. The historicsaluda@gmail.com or call HSC created this website to feature the City of Saluda at 828-749-2581. the people and places of historic – article submitted Saluda, specifically the compilation by Cindy Tuttle

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Saluda Elementary School’s PreK class created gingerbread houses from milk cartons, graham crackers, cake icing and candies. Each child had an adult helper (mother, father, sister, brother or grandmother) to assist with the construction of his/her gingerbread house. Pictured are: Kayden Lookadoo and his mother, Stacie; and Max Wiesel with his parents, Star Conway and Vic Wiesel. (photos submitted by Ronette Dill)

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“I haven’t failed. I’ve iden- the reality of everyday life. tified 10,000 ways this doesn’t Setting realistic expectations both now and for the coming work.” ~ Thomas Edison year builds both confidence Resilience is that quality of and resilience. Instead of hostbeing able to deal effectively ing a feast for fifty, invite close friends and family for a with difficult times. It includes being able to cope potluck dinner. Give gifts from with uncertainty, disappoint- the heart rather than the mall. ment and misfortune coming Make New Year’s resolutions back stronger than ever. Rather that are achievable; rather than than focus on failure, resilience resolve to lose 50 pounds, focus is about learning from experi- on healthy eating habits. Recognize that this can be ence, finding a resolution and moving forward. When we have an emotionally charged season. a clear sense of identity and Grief from past losses will often purpose, we are more resilient, emerge, whether the death was days or decades because we can hold fast to our Journey to ago. Military families have vision of a betwellness empty chairs at ter future. by Laura Ellington the table. EsResilience tranged family comes from community — the relationships and friends are missed. Take that allow us to lean on each time to reflect, reminisce and other for support when we need honor memories. Share a smile with a stranger, it. Resilience is about being ever mindful of ourselves and help a neighbor and create good our surrounding environment. memories with friends and Resilience does not eliminate family. Take care of yourself; enstress or erase life’s difficulties. Instead, it gives us the strength gage in activities that are ento tackle problems head on, joyable and relaxing, maintain overcome adversity and move a healthy routine of eating and sleeping and keep expectations forward. While the holiday season realistic. As 2012 comes to a is defined by peace, goodwill close, reflect on the past, plan and celebration, stress associ- for the future and be mindful in ated with the festivities can sap everyday activities. Polk Wellness Center is here resilience. Day-to-day life continues to help navigate your Journey despite the hustle and bustle, to Wellness by offering an intefinancial pressures and height- grated model including primary ened emotions of the season. medical care and mental health Strengthen resilience by being services, as well as substance mindful of emotions, nurturing abuse, prevention, education, important relationships, and re- wellness and recovery support flecting on learning experiences in an atmosphere of respect for all. of the past year. Call 828-894-2222 or visit The pressure to entertain, purchase gifts and create the our website at www.polkwell‘perfect’ holiday combines with ness.org for more information.

Meeting Place bridge results, Dec. 12 The Meeting Place bridge play for Wednesday, Dec. 12 produced the following results: First – Pharkle Phantom

Second – Morton Poliakoff Third - Audrey Oliver Fourth – Martha Spray – results submitted

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GRADE K4 K4 AM Class K4 PM Class K5 K5 K5 First First First First Second Second Second Second Third Third Third Third Fourth Fourth Fourth Fifth Fifth Fifth Art Music P.E.

TEACHER’S NAME Ms. Miller Ms. Vaughn Ms. Vaughn Mrs. Burns Mrs. Kuykendall Mrs. Rhoden Ms. McMillan Mrs. Mullinax Mrs. Westmoreland Ms. Witt Ms. Brown Mrs. Burress Mrs. Heimburger Mrs. Price Mrs. Dickerson Mrs. Egan Mrs. Varn Mrs. White Mrs. Aronson Ms. Mathis Mrs. O’Sullivan Mrs. Hatchette Mrs. Littlefield Mrs. Magaha Ms. Berry Mrs. Allen Mrs. Dickson Mrs. Greene’s Class

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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 Sobriety and Beyond, Thursdays, 8-9 p.m., Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 1024 W. Main St., Forest City. 828-863-1313. Alcoholics Anonymous, Thursdays, 8 p.m., CooperRiis, Mill Spring. 828-859-7099.

STUDENT’S NAMES Stacey Littlejohn-Fuentes, Julianne Tessner Yohnah Ray, Kanyon Fisher Madison Oxford, Nicholas Lister Brody Gosnell, Emily Wingo Kadasia Davis, Kali Barnes Malachi Wallace, Keilea Roach Kelsey Waters, Charlie Smith Jordan Higgins, Cody Smith Dawson Troyer, Autumn Fisher Garner Mullet, Nevaeh Belue Jeslyn Holzheimer, Xander Connelly Kennedi Lee, Seth McKee Isaac Greene, Sierra Howard Anderson Baker, Kodee Howard Anna Cooper, Aslynn Page Chloe Dickson, Eli McCool Daisy Alviar, Zion Ferguson Spring Belue, Heidi Ashmore Jesus Riveria Orozco, Tierra Anderson Madison Dyer, Noah Hyder Zach Murray,Zani Blackwell Colin Burke, Crystal Parris Mercedes Smith, Cole Williams Grayson Lee, Bailey Butler Bill Sherman, Martha Mullet Cruz Lopez, Shanna Davis Preslee Quinn, Caleb McKinney Jorge Avila, Joshua Ramsey


Saluda Center, Friday events: chair exercise, 9:30 a.m.; Trash Train, 10 a.m.; NA Meeting, 8 p.m. For more activities, email saludacenter@hotmail.com or visit www.saluda.com. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Friday activities include movie matinee at 10 a.m. and bingo or movie at 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. Seniors on Sobriety (SOS) AA Meeting, Fridays at noon, Polk County Chamber of Commerce Building, 2753 Lynn Rd. (Hwy 108), Tryon. 828-8940293. 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.


Grassroots Art Project, holds art classes to benefit Lennie’s Fund and the Humane Society, Saturdays from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Classes are held at the Holy Cross Episcopal Church Info: 828-899-0673. 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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