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Tryon Daily Bulletin

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Vol. 85 / No. 233

Tryon, N.C. 28782

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YEAR IN REVIEW A look back at the top stories of 2012 starts on pg. 3. Right: House of Flags board member Robert Williamson explains detailed work done to create the one-of-a-kind 49-star flag once flown in the oval office. The House of Flags welcomed almost 800 visitors who heard the story of each flag and its significance. (photo submitted)

Bottom left: Tryon Theatre owner Barry Flood made a large investment to take the theater into the digital age. The first digital movie was shown at the theater Jan. 2. (photo by Leah Justice) Above: Green River Adventure owners Sara and Tim Bell plan to expand their business. (photo taken of www.greenrivergorge.com.)

The Carolina Bulls YBOA/USBA travel basketball teams for fourth, fifth and sixth grade boys will be holding open tryouts Jan. 13, 20 and 27 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Landrum High School. Anyone interested in trying out should contact carolinabulls5@yahoo.com for more information.

Polk commissioners to discuss school resource officers Meeting Monday, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. by Leah Justice

In light of the Connecticut shootings Dec. 14, Polk County officials plan to begin conversations about what can be

Serving Polk County and Upper Spartanburg and Greenville Counties

done to make schools safer. The Polk County Board of Commissioners will meet Monday, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Womack building in Columbus and one agenda item is a (Continued on page 20)


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

Today

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. 828894-0001. Seniors on Sobriety (SOS) AA Meeting, Fridays at noon, Polk County Chamber of Commerce Building, 2753 Lynn Rd. (Hwy 108), Tryon. 828-894-0293. American Legion Post 250, weekly bingo games, Fridays, 7 p.m., 43 Depot St., Tryon. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Smoke-free. Narcotics Anon., Saluda Senior Center, Friday, 8 p.m.

Saturday

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

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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. House of Flags Museum, open Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 33 Gibson Street, Columbus. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. Regeneration Group, Saturday, 4 p.m., Ashley Meadows Community Room. There is Christcentered help for all addictions. Join us to find freedom from unhealthy habits. Will meet every Saturday at 4 p.m. For more information, call Lorna Dever at 828-817-1544.

Monday

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. 828-749-9245. For more activities, email saludacenter@hotmail.com or visit www. saluda.com. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family Member Support Group, meets in Columbus on the first Monday of the month, 10 a.m. - noon. For info and/or location, contact Lisa at 828-894-0104 or Annie at 864457-7278. The Meeting Place Senior Center, sing-along, 10 a.m.; senior fitness, 11 a.m.; bingo or bead class 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. Christian Fellowship Luncheon, TJ’s Cafe, Tryon, Mondays except holidays, noon - 1 p.m.; food, fellowship and discussion of relevant issues; interdenominational. 859-5051. Chess Club, Mondays, 12:30 p.m., recreation room, LaurelHurst Apartments, Columbus. Open to anyone in community. 894-3336. Saluda Center, Monday activities include line dancing at 12:30 p.m. For more information visit Saluda.com. Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays, 5:30 p.m., Tryon United Methodist Church, New Market

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Local Weather Forecast:

Today

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Today: Sunny, with no chance of rain. High 54, low 28. Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with no chance of rain. High 55, low 38.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with 10 percent chance of rain. High 56, low 33. Monday: Sunny, with no chance of rain. High 53, low 32. Wednesday’s weather was: High 49, low 39, 0.02″ of rain.

Obituaries Katherine Watts Stott, p. 21

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.

Tuesday

Polk County Mobile Recycling 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. 828894-0001. 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. Cracker Barrel, 1 p.m. Tuesdays, conference room, Congregational Church. Gold Fever and the Bechtler Mint, Robin Lattimore will present the UNC-TV documentary “Gold Fever and the Bechtler Mint” on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 2:30 p.m. at the Polk County Historical Museum in Columbus. The documentary tells the surprising story of the start of America’s gold rush and the German immigrant that produced the first $1 gold coin in American history right in Rutherford County. All are welcome. Harmon Field Board of Supervisors next meeting will be on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at Harmon Field Cabin. Public welcome. Info: 828-859-6655. 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. Thermal Belt Friendship (Continued on page 31)


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Editor’s note: With another memorable year winding down, the Bulletin chose to reflect on those stories that kept the community talking.

OCTOBER

Tractor trailer wreck An accident involving three tractor-trailers caused the closure of both eastbound lanes along U.S. 74 near mile marker 167 and Columbus on Oct. 2. The accident occurred around 2 a.m. During heavy rains, one tractor-trailer overturned, with the second hitting it and a third truck then striking the second, according to reports. Jackson named LHS homecoming queen JaMesha Jackson was named Landrum High School homecoming queen on Friday night, Sept. 28. Meagan Painter was second runner-up and Becca Burress was first runner-up. Landrum defeated (Continued on page 4)

Cyclists spin past Nature’s Storehouse in Tryon as part of the George Hincapie Gran Fondo ride held Saturday, Oct. 27. Hincapie, a worldrenowned cyclist, chose to make his retirement ride through our area along with more than 1,100 other cyclists from around the world, including local John Cash. To see more photos from the event, visit www.tryondailybulletin.com. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

In Memoriam Josephine V. “Jo” Black William Harold ‘Bill’ Hambrick Maudie Faye Johnson Harriet L. Marsh Elizabeth Culbreth Denton Linda Adams James ‘Jay’ Arledge Jr. Angela Blowe Jack Benjamin Clarkson Tena Paulette Reid Leona Kalba Mitchell Allen Marcotte Marge Warder Robert H. Tucker Katherine Kusztos McCall Irmgard B. Pebler Doretta Ravan Margaret White Moffat Forrest Arthur Kramer Sandra Teresko Peterson (formerly McNally) Marilyn Rose Borden John W. Killough Carol Walker

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to police reports. Polk commissioner candidates address elevation vs. slope, economic development During a forum held Oct. 11, Polk County commissioner candidates answered six questions, ranging from economic development to each candidate’s position on elevation or slope for mountain and ridgeline protection and a county-wide water system. Historic flags drew crowds to Columbus In just three days, the House of Flags Museum in Columbus greeted almost 800 visitors anxious to view rare emblems of America’s story – the 48-star, 49star and 50-star flags. The three flags were all flown during Dwight D. Eisenhower’s administration and have never before REVIEW been displayed to the public. Polk to allow solar farms within county Polk County Commissioners approved a text amendment to its zoning ordinance Oct. 15 to allow for solar energy farms. The vote to allow the farms was split 3-2 with commissioner vice-chair Renée McDermott and commissioners Ted Owens and Tom Pack approving the text amendment and commissioner chair Ray Gasperson and commissioner Cindy Walker voting against it. Gasperson and Walker said they voted against the change because they wanted solar farms 20 acres and or less to require a conditional use permit. Tryon $99k behind on delinquent water bills Tryon water customers have put the town approximately $99,000 in the hole with delinquent payments. Tryon Town Council met Oct. 16 and reviewed its current rules and decided to come up with a new policy in order to keep people up to date. Tryon ABC store temporarily closes Tryon Town Council met Oct. 16 and heard a report from town manager Caitlin Martin who said the N.C. ABC Commission found

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Powdersville in the homecoming game, 29-19. Alexander’s Ford opens to public The Marjorie M. and Lawrence R. Bradley Nature Preserve at Alexander’s Ford officially opened to the public Oct. 5 during a ceremony at the entrance of the preserve near Gray’s Chapel. CYP announces plan to add 23 new jobs in Tryon Carolina Yarn Processors (CYP), a division of Fendrich Industries Inc., announced it would expand its operations in Polk County. Fendrich, a family-owned manufacturer of textiles and printed cloth fabrics, plans to create 23 jobs and invest $740,000 over the next three YEAR IN years in Tryon. White crowned PCHS homecoming queen Makenzie White was crowned Polk County High School Homecoming Queen on Oct. 5. Karen Bame was named Maid of Honor, and Kara Overholt was crowned Miss Wolverine. Bame was escorted by her father, Pastor David Bame; White’s escort was her father, Chris White, and Overholt was escorted by Jacob Collins. Farm to Fork supper success Community members gathered to celebrate local, farm-fresh food and artisanal beverages grown and made in and around Polk County at the annual Farm to Fork dinner Oct. 13. Local farmers, area chefs, bakers, caterers, winemakers and “foodies” prepared a gourmet, buffet-style community feast using local, seasonal ingredients. Columbus police recover stolen motorcycle The Columbus Police Department arrested an Inman, S.C. man for possession of a stolen motorcycle after the man fled from a vehicle stop and wrecked. Aleksandr Butsenko, 19, of Inman, S.C. was arrested and charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle, felony fleeing to elude arrest, felony identity theft and injury to real property, according

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posed in the subdivision. Residents said they were concerned multiple group homes locating in the area would lower property values. The city eventually agreed to placing a restriction on homes locating within a half-mile of other group homes within city limits. Polk Planning Board recommends replacing MRPO The Polk County Planning Board voted Oct. 22 to recommend that commissioners replace the current mountainside and ridgeline protection ordinance (MRPO) with a new Article 24 (steep slopes) in the proposed unified development ordinance (UDO). Polk discovers eighth meth lab of the year The Polk County Sheriff’s Office busted its eighth methamphetamine lab of this year and discovered four children ranging from REVIEW ages two months to 7 years old living in the home. William Damen Pack, 22, of 108 Wolf Branch Road, Sunny View, and Erica Iashea Pack, 26, of 108 Wolf Branch Road, Sunny View, were both arrested and charged with felony manufacturing methamphetamine, felony possession with intent to sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance, felony maintaining a place/dwelling for a schedule II controlled substance and four counts each of misdemeanor child abuse, according to sheriff reports. More than 3k early votes cast in Polk Polk County voters turned out almost 22 percent of its registered voters in the first week of early voting. By Oct. 24, Polk had 2,933 turned out for one-stop voting. Polk approves contract for recreation master plan Polk County commissioners voted Oct. 15 to contract with Isothermal Planning and Development Commission (IPDC) to create a recreation master plan. Commissioners chose the IPDC bid, which was the lowest at $6,000. The board decided to revise the plan,

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the store to be approximately $3,000 short after conducting inventory. The store was then closed temporarily as the town’s ABC board restructured and considered options for moving forward. Praytor pleads guilty for $500k larceny A Mill Spring man plead guilty last week to several charges related to the breaking and entering of Silver Creek Road properties, including the larceny of more than $500,000 in cash. Judge Mark E. Powell sentenced Billy Ray Praytor of 525 Hwy. 9 North, Mill Spring to 58 to 82 months for felony larceny and habitual felon and 66 to 91 months in prison, with 238 days credit, for possession of a firearm by a felon. Judge Athena Brooks, during a district court ses- YEAR IN sion held on Oct. 10, sentenced Praytor to 120 days for misdemeanor breaking and or entering. He will serve this sentence consecutive to other sentences, according to court records. Block party to celebrate new Polk Central playground Community members celebrated the opening of a new playground for kindergarteners through second graders at Polk Central Elementary School. The playground was built by volunteers, and with funds raised by the school’s PTO and grants from the Polk County Community Foundation and the Tryon Kiwanis club. Pro-life rally held in Tryon A chain of pro-life supporters lined N. Trade Street in the afternoon of Sunday, Oct. 21 for about an hour. Church members from St. John the Baptist Catholic Church gathered to “witness for life” and speak against abortion, said Father John Eckert. Residents express concern over proposed group home Several residents from the Holly Hills subdivision in Columbus attended the Oct. 18 council meeting to express concern over a second family care or group home pro-

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in part, because most grant funding requires an updated master plan. Lady Wolverines volleyball headed to state semi-finals After a tough battle for the opportunity just to play in the fourth round of playoffs, Polk County’s Lady Wolverines won a shutout game against the South Iredell Vikings Saturday, Oct. 27 to put them in the state tournament. Polk man arrested for sex abuse Noelle Talley, public information officer with the N.C. Department of Justice, said the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) initiated an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse by Danny Durham, 51, of 3714 Peniel Rd., Tryon, at the request of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office on Sept. 25. Durham was arrested and charged on Oct. 5 with three counts of first-degree statutory sex abuse, according to the N.C. Department

of Justice. Polk Teacher of the Year announced Kim Mirasola, who teaches biology, honors biology and now biofuels at Polk County High School, was named Polk School’s Teacher of the Year. Polk County Schools Superintendent Bill Miller said Mirasola’s passion for pushing student curiosity is what makes her such a great educator. Asbestos, lead paint found in Jer- YEAR IN vey Palmer The Town of Tryon plans to ask Polk County commissioners to do a phase II study of the Jervey Palmer building after a phase I study flagged lead paint and asbestos as issues. Tryon later backed out of discussions to take over the building from the county. Later Daystar Industries placed a bid to purchase the property directly from the county.

NOVEMBER

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Mill Spring couple pleads guilty to tax fraud A Mill Spring couple charged with tax refund conspiracy of more than $3.5 million in fraudulent tax returns pleaded guilty Oct. 29 in the U.S. District Court in Asheville, according to Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Owens starring in Discovery’s “Moonshiners” Josh Owens, REVIEW 35, was selected to be one of the stars of the reality show “Moonshiners,” which began on the Discovery channel Nov. 7. Green River Adventures announces plan for expansion Sara and Tim Bell of Green River Adventures plan to open a new outpost, The Gorge, offering zipline canopy tours in the Green River Gorge in May 2013. Sara Bell said initial plans for the tour include 1,100 vertical feet from top to bottom with eight ziplines.

To make the expansion possible, the Bells applied for a Community Development Block Grant through the Small Business and Entrepreneurial Assistance Grant Program (SBEA). Republicans sweep county commissioner race The Polk County Board of Commissioners has a new majority. Republicans swept the three open seats during the Nov. 5 election with Michael Gage taking the top spot. Gage, incumbent Tom Pack and Keith Holbert won over democratic challengers Emily Bartlett, incumbent Renée McDermott and Russell Mierop. Rabid fox attacks Polk County man The Polk County Animal Control office received confirmation Nov. 6 that a fox that attacked a Green Creek man was rabid. The attack occurred on Nov. 2 in the John Smith Road area. The man walked around his barn and was attacked three times on the leg, (Continued on page 10)

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according to animal control officer Michael Herman. Hyder wins clerk of court seat Polk County Acting Clerk of Superior Court Pam Hyder (D) won the race to keep her position while other local democrats running for state offices lost. Hyder received 5,453 votes compared to republican challenger Marche Pittman’s 4,626 votes. “The 1940s Radio Hour” opens The Tryon Little Theater’s “1940s Radio Hour” opened at the Workshop Nov. 8-11 and 15-18. Historic Tryon Depot wins 2012 Main Street Award The North Carolina Department of Commerce’s Division of Community Assistance and Office of Urban Development announced Nov. 2 that Tryon’s Historic 1906 Depot renovation project had been awarded the prestigious 2012 North Carolina Small Town Main Street Award in the category of Economic Restructuring. Progress continues on Phase I of Tryon Fine Arts expansion Work continued on the hillside campus at Tryon Fine Arts Center as Hudson Stone Works constructed more than 5,700 square feet of stone walls outlining the new access path and driveway. The 8-foot-wide pathway was designed to improve handicap access from parking lots to the front door of the 44-year-old arts center. Inaugural Tryon Beer Festival welcomes crowd Nov. 10 Tap workers poured libations enthusiastically Saturday, Nov. 10 as more than 400 people, including at least 100 out-of-town visitors, enjoyed the first annual Tryon Beer Fest at the Tryon Depot Plaza. Peniel/Walker roadwork to end Nov. 30 Work was underway in early November along Peniel Road and Walker Street in Columbus as part of the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) secondary road improvement project. The project, which repaved the area was completed Nov. 30, according to the NCDOT. O.P. Earle unveils Quilt Trail

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Millicent (Milly) King Chin Lucille H. Durham Vicki Jean Rowe Louise T. Staton Robert Lewis Wilkins Jr. Katherine Fox Canady James T. “Curly” Newsome Peggy Kuykendall Dowda McSwain Wiley E. Gainus James Mickey Fain Betty Bates Richard H. Klerk II Mary Ethel McGuinn Bonnie Lawter Pack Emmie Louise Bissinnar Swedenberg Nelson Williamson Ruth Sudduth Bruce

block O.P. Earle Elementary School held a dedication ceremony Nov. 13 to unveil the fourth public block on the Foothills Quilt Trail. The Mary F. Kessler Fund of the Polk County Community Foundation funded this block. Hwy. 108 bridgework resumes Work on the rehabilitation of the bridge over I-26 in Columbus resumed mid-November. The project is scheduled for a completion date of April 30, 2013. The work is part of the N.C. Department of Transportation‘s (NCDOT) $2.4 million contract to rehab several bridges in Polk and Henderson Counties. Deer hunting season opened in Polk County Deer hunting opened in Polk County Nov. 19 without the extended season some hunters had hoped for last year. Despite a unanimous vote by Polk County commissioners in October 2011 to extend the deer-hunting season in Polk County by two weeks, the state regulatory commission had not approved the change before the open of this season. Saluda School celebrates Blue Ribbon honor (Continued on page 12)


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The grant was to be used to provide prescription drugs and dental care to Outreach clients. Toy run exceeds last year’s fund raising Hundreds of bikers rumbled through Polk County Nov. 24 raising $8,005 and 55 bags of toys. This was compared to $7,650 and 42 bags of toys in 2011. The money and gifts were distributed to the Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry, the Polk County Department of Social Services, Steps to HOPE and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office for distribution. White Oak development water line paid off After purchasing White Oak Development earlier this year, OverREVIEW mountain Trace Holdings LLC paid Polk County the remaining $115,752.50 for a water line to the property. TES recognized as Title I Distinguished School Tryon Elementary School was recognized by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction’s Federal Programs Division as a Title I Distinguished School Nominee Award for being one of the top six Title I schools in the state in student academic performance over three years. TubaChristmas commemorates 15 years Polk County High School’s auditorium filled with euphonic sound Dec. 1 as TubaChristmas XV commemorated 15 years and the stepping down of founders Stan and Jean Howell. Polk men taken into federal custody for drugs/cash A joint operation in April with the Polk and Rutherford County Sheriff’s Offices resulted in the federal arrests of two Polk County mend an the indictment of another for possessing methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana and drug money. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested Israel AvelionedaAlviar of Mill Spring and Morgan Nunez of Tryon on various federal drug charges, according to Polk County Sheriff Donald Hill. James

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Smiles swept the faces of students at Saluda Elementary School as they stood on stage Nov. 16 to proudly display the National Blue Ribbon School banner received by Principal Ronette Dill in Washington, D.C. earlier in the month. In September, Saluda Elementary 0%-/(%148-1(453)%01)5 F3))45-0%5)4 was named one of only 219 public )//,21)   S)1-23-4'26154 schools to receive the National Blue Ribbon recognition this year. Polk manager mobilized with 2x2 Reserves F tfn Polk County Manager Ryan Whitson announced to county 0TFN5FRI - INDD - page 15 on commissioners Nov. 19 that he was selected to be the Command Sergeant Major of the YEAR IN 1st Training Brigade of the United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (A) and would be mobilized for one to three years. Marche Pittman was later tapped to replace Whitson until his mobilization ends and he is able to return to his post. Polk extends St. Luke’s lease for 99 years The Polk County Board of Commissioners extended St. Luke’s Hospital’s property lease for 99 years in conjunction with the groundbreaking on construction of the hospital’s new wing. The groundbreaking on the hospital addition was held Nov. 29. Columbus does not want to merge ABC stores After discovering the Columbus ABC (Alcoholic Beverage Control) store doesn’t have any interest in merging with Tryon’s store, Tryon Town Council said it wants to make its own store profitable. New ABC board members were selected and the board is working with town manager Caitlin Martin to devise a plan. PCCF awards $6,250 grant to Outreach for healthcare The Polk County Community Foundation recently awarded Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry (Outreach) a Dr. William R. Bosien Fund Grant in the amount of $6,250.

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Ira Storey, of 41 Bradley Turn, Mill Spring was still wanted. Avelioneda-Alviar and Nunez were taken into federal custody after being indicted on charges in Asheville.

DECEMBER

O.P. Earle aims for paddleball world record A total of 449 Landrum students gathered on the field of O.P. Earle Elementary with artist-in-residence Steve Langley and P.E. teacher Laura Dickson to break a world record for playing with paddleballs. County/Columbus water line complete The water line connecting Polk County’s Mill Spring well source and the Town of Columbus’ water system is complete, marking the first time all the towns and the county could share water sources. Norfolk Southern exhibit car in Landrum Norfolk Southern celebrated

its 30th anniversary this year with Pittman as interim county manager a tour of an exhibit car across and Bailey Nager as interim county 10 states and 15 cities, including attorney. Then the majority also Landrum. voted to reverse a decision to raise WCCA honors Cool Mama county employee deductibles and Bakery owner copays. Martha Graber, owner of Cool Polk banks over 30 percent Mama Bakery, was named Western fund balance Carolina Community Action’s Polk County reported a healthy self-sufficiency client of the year. fund balance as of June 30, 2012 Graber used with $6,839,732 availWCCA’s assisable for appropriatance to launch tions, or 30.57 percent. her bakery busiCollege student ness, which now struck, killed on I-26 supplies loaves A 22-year old of bread and YEAR IN REVIEW college student was highly-popular struck and killed by cinnamon rolls a tractor-trailer Dec. to area businesses. 3 while traveling home to Kansas New county board majority for the holidays. David Winter, brings big changes who was reportedly staying in A new republican majority Mill Spring with a friend, was elected to the Polk County Board of struck and killed while outside his Commissioners made big changes vehicle near the 57-mile marker their first night in office. The first near Saluda. was to appoint high-vote getter Polk gets $50k offer on JerMichael Gage as the chair of the vey-Palmer building board. They also appointed Marche After the Town of Tryon decided not to take ownership of the Jervey-Palmer building, the Polk County Board of Commissioners received a $50,000 bid from Daystar Industries on the property. Tryon’s finances improving, audit says Although the Town of Tryon finished fiscal year 2011-2012 with negative fund balances in three departments, the overall general fund balance increased to 15.67 percent, according to audit reports. Murder suspect arrested for breaking and entering After bonding out of jail in Henderson County on murder charges, a Saluda man was arrested by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office suspected of breaking and entering a Saluda Township residence. Polk County Sheriff Donald Hill said on Dec. 7 deputies were dispatched to a breaking and entering in progress along Laurel Drive in Saluda. Reid completes Manchester’s final volume Paul Reid of Tryon held a book signing at The Book Shelf of “The Last Lion” the final in a three-part biographical series about Winston Churchill. Reid helped complete the final volume for friend and

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In Memoriam Patricia S. Splawn Mervin E. Oakes, Jr. Charlotte C. Holmes Veronica Lynn Winter Doris Card Lee

Bennett Edwin Hinsdale Jr. Mary Kathleen Norris Margaret Sheldon Edwards Richard Whiteside Virginia Helms Russell Henry Carlton Doscher Beulah Keiger Tise Angie Alma McAbee Pamela Phillips Hutcherson Brenda Burns Gary Drummond Phyllis J. Ackerman Renée Marie Kane

original author William Manchester who passed away in 2004. Manchester wrote the first volume in the 1980s. Reid will speak at the Tryon Fine Arts Center, sponsored by Lanier Library, on Jan. 13. Tryon considers new septic tank dumping policy The Town of Tryon is considering changing its policy regarding pumping septic tanks belonging to in-town residents who do not have city sewer. Currently Tryon pays to have septic tanks pumped out, but is now questioning if that service should continue if the residents don’t pay a sewer fee. Problems discovered with joint water interconnect The City of Saluda cannot send water to the towns of Columbus and Tryon without straining its water system, officials said Dec. 11. An engineering report showed that the joint project between Columbus, Saluda and Tryon, which ran a water line in order for the towns to share water sources, is faulty. Although Columbus and Tryon could send water to Saluda, Saluda will not be able to send the maximum amount of water down the mountain without major (Continued on page 18)


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changes. Commissioners’ $185k gets sheriff five new cars The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has ordered five new vehicles after commissioners took $185,000 out of the county’s fund balance to get the fleet up to date. The sheriff’s office ordered two Ford SUV Interceptors from Stott’s Ford and three Dodge Chargers from Golf Dodge. Preparing schools for emergencies Parents all over the country likely hugged their children a little tighter dropping them off at school following the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Friday, Dec. 14. The events sparked area parents to ask how safe locals schools are and if there is anything that YEAR IN needs to change. Both District One schools in South Carolina and Polk County schools began reviewing procedures on Monday, Dec. 17. Landrum works to lower cost of depot project Landrum City Council members stopped short of awarding a contract to Daniel Owens Contracting for renovations to the city’s historic depot last week. Council members want to work to lower the costs of the project. Polk board of adjustment hears dog appeal The Polk County Board of Adjustment heard testimony on Dec. 18 regarding a pit bull owner appealing the animal control officer’s decision to deem his dogs as potentially dangerous. Reindeer Games collect 1,700 cans of food Crest High School won the reindeer roundup award for donating more than 400 cans of food during the Polk County High School’s Reindeer Games held Dec. 19. The annual Reindeer Games, a track and field event, is held to benefit Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry. Not to be outdone, PCHS students purchased more than 400 cans to

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come back and beat Crest’s total after the event. Tryon approves water shortage response plan The Town of Tryon approved an updated water shortage response plan this week after more than a year of concerns with the state’s recommended restrictions during times of drought. Polk County sixth lowest unemployment rate in state Employment numbers for Polk County put the county with the sixth lowest rate in North Carolina. Polk’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.8 percent in October. Polk has 9,399 individuals in its work force; 639 of those are unemployed. Columbus restricts group homes to ½ mile apart Family care or group homes will have to remain a minimum of half REVIEW a mile apart in Columbus. Columbus Town Council met Thursday, Dec. 20 and approved amendments to it zoning ordinance and use table. The town first approved an amendment to allow group homes, which is required by state and federal law, in all residential districts. Columbus police assist in federal identity theft investigation The Columbus Police Department assisted the United States Department of State with an investigation of identity theft. Columbus police arrested John Blake on Oct. 31, 2009 under the alias of Douglas Scott Baker for driving while impaired. What the department discovered later was that Blake had been living under an assumed and fraudulent identity for nearly 30 years, committing many criminal offenses. Tryon Theatre goes digital The next time area residents see a flick at the historic Tryon Movie Theatre they will see it in digital. Tryon Theatre owner Barry Flood installed a Christie digital projector with updated sound and updated projections in December. The theater reopened Jan. 2 with “Wreck It Ralph.”


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races if the entries warrant. A properly conditioned horse or pony takes time to prepare, so contact TR&HC at 828-863-0480 or office@trhcevents.org for more information about the race. The first informational meeting will be held Sunday, Jan. 27 at 3 p.m. at the TR&HC office at 6985 S NC Hwy 9, Columbus, NC 28722. – article submitted by Laura Weicker


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Polk district court results In Polk County District Court jail with credit for time served. held Dec. 31, 2012, with Judge AtheThomas Michael Cunningham na F. Brooks presiding, 30 cases were was convicted of possession of heard. Some cases were continued, marijuana up to ½ ounce and posdismissed or sent session of drug to superior court. paraphernalia. Court results The following Cunningham persons were conwas sentenced to victed of a crime (names are printed 30 days in jail with credit for time as they appear in court records): served. Calvin Lee Allen was convicted Kelly Jerome Davis was conof speeding 80 mph in a 65 mph zone victed of littering not greater than and driving while license revoked. 15 lbs. Davis was fined $350 and Allen was sentenced to 15 days in court costs.

Polk sheriff weekly report During the week from Dec. 26 through Dec. 31, 2012 the Polk County Sheriff’s Office answered 318 calls for service. Arrests included one for probation violation, one for simple assault, two for communicating threats, one for failure to pay child support, one for driving

while license revoked and one for larceny. Officers served 18 civil papers, completed 200 house checks, 391 church checks, 709 business checks and patrolled 6,662 miles. - information submitted by chief deputy Mike Wheeler

• School officers

be discussed. Polk County Schools has unarmed officers at the high school and middle school contracted outside of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. It’s a topic that’s being discussed all over the country as well as in surrounding counties. Henderson County Schools

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discussion about school resource officers (SROs). Commissioner Ray Gasperson placed the discussion on the agenda and said he’s had several parents and former students ask why Polk County does not have SROs and he thinks it’s a question that needs to

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Obituaries

Katherine Watts Stott Katherine Watts Stott, age 82, of 3391 Red Fox Road, Columbus, went home to be with her Lord on January 2, 2012 after a lifelong battle with renal disease. She was the daughter of the late Golden and Cordie Holder Watts. She was born on December 6, 1930 in Cosby, Tenn. and later moved to Spartanburg, S.C. with

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returned to school this week with sheriff’s officers patrolling all schools. Officers also patrolled Henderson County Schools prior to the holiday break following the Connecticut school shooting. In South Carolina, Spartanburg County District 6 Schools are adding officers to all schools following the holiday break and Spartanburg County District 3 is also considering the addition. Anderson County, S.C. parents are scheduled to bring their concerns regarding school to Anderson County Council next week. Anderson County already has SROs at its middle and high schools. Gasperson said he is interested in Polk County Schools Superintendent Bill Miller and Polk County Sheriff Donald Hill’s input as well as parents and teachers. “There are discussions going on

her family. Katherine met her husband of 52 years, Clifford, while employed at Drayton Textile Mill, in Drayton, S.C. She was retired from Butte Knitting Mills in Spartanburg, S.C., and later became a CNA. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Clifford Stott, a brother and sister-in-law, J.C. and Minnie Watts of Spartanburg, S.C., a brother-in-law, Mark Ballew (Louise) of Greenville, S.C., and a son-in-law, Roger

Bridgeman of Columbus. She is survived by two children, Johnnie Stott Bridgeman of Columbus and Lane Stott (Lillie) of Tryon; a step grandson, Cameron Foy of Green Creek, N.C.; two sisters, Louise Ballew of Greenville, S.C. and Barbara Williams (Doffus) of Chesnee, S.C. She was a member of Pacolet Hills Baptist Church, Columbus. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Hickory Grove Baptist Church conducted by Rev. James

Price. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1 - 2:30 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Holder, James Stott, Larry Stott, Harold Stott, Phil Stott and Earl Lee Stott. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, N.C. 28722. The family is at the home.

all over the country and I think we need to be having this discussion locally,” said Gasperson. Gasperson said he thinks it would be ideal to have SROs in all Polk County Schools but the program could be implemented gradually as well. Gasperson said the county is currently in good fiscal shape and could potentially afford to fund SROs. “The most important thing we can be spending taxpayer money on is the health and safety of the citizens, particularly our children,” Gasperson said. “If school resource officers can help provide safety for our school-age children there’s no better place we can be spending taxpayer money.” Gasperson said there are obviously pros and cons for school resource officers with some telling him having an armed officer at school may send the wrong message to the students. But he said

there are many positive aspects to having an officer at each school, including the officer building positive relationships with students and implementing different programs, including DARE. Gasperson also said now would be a great time financially for Polk County considering the sheriff’s office is retiring five vehicles to purchase new ones. The SROs could drive the higher mileage vehicles since they wouldn’t be travelling much and the positions could provide more jobs for officers. Sheriff Hill has spoken in support of having school resource officers in the schools. Hill said he thinks there are benefits to having SROs and plans to meet with Supt. Miller, Tryon Police Chief Jeff Arrowood and Saluda Police Chief James Cantrell sometime next week to survey schools and discuss plans for better security. Hill said it will be important to work with Tryon and Saluda

since those schools are located within city limits. Miller said the decision about school security will have to be left up to the sheriff and security professionals on what improvements could be made. Polk County consists of seven total schools, including the middle school, high school, Polk Central Elementary, Saluda Elementary, Sunny View Elementary, Tryon Elementary and the early college. Gasperson invites parents to voice their opinions Monday night so commissioners can gauge what the community wants as far as school security. “If it’s the will of the school, the sheriff’s office and the community, the money can be found,” Gasperson said. Monday’s agenda item is for discussion only, so no vote is planned. Citizen comments are allowed following each agenda item as well as at the end of the meeting.

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Morrison-Ashley engagement Tiffany Morrison and Colby Ashley were recently engaged and are planning a wedding for March 30, 2013. Morrison is the daughter of Dawn and Gregg Westmoreland of Hendersonville, N.C. She is the granddaughter of Patricia Owensby and Charles Morrison of Hendersonville, N.C. Morrison is a 2006 graduate of West Henderson High School and graduated from Blue Ridge Community College with a degree in cosmetology. The groom is the son of Randy Ashley of Columbus, and the late Rickie Ashley. He is the grandson of Becky and Fred Ashley of Columbus. Ashley graduated from Polk County High School in 2002 and received an associates in arts from AB Technical College. He is employed by Carolina Yarn Processors. – article submitted

2013 photo calendars have arrived The 2013 Tryon Daily Bulletin up with. The June winner taken by photo calendars have arrived. The Chrelle Booker depicts Joel and Tia pictorial calendars were a gift to our Booker at the Polk County High readers. Produced by the staff of the School graduation. The DecemTryon Daily Bulletin and sponsored ber winner is Heidi Winn. Heidi’s by area businesses, the calendars photo of son, Jackson Winn and showcase local photographers who Caroline Worthington, (daughter of Melissa Luedi) posing with their participated in our photo contest. We received so many great favorite horse, Morris, adorned with a Christmas entries, either through our webPublisher’s wreath around neck, was a site at tryondaiNotebook his great choice for lybulletin.com, December. through emails or by Betty Ramsey If you would in person at our like to enter the office on Trade Street, it was hard to narrow them contest next year send in pictures down. But I think we have picked that represent each month. We like to try and match up the holiday the best of the best. Congratulations to Fran Good- or season with the photo for that win; this year’s winner of our an- month. Also, horizontal photos nual photo calendar contest. The work better than vertical. The winners’ chosen for the winning picture and this year’s cover, is of Claude Graves, owner inside pages each won a year of Little Mountain Pottery, standing subscription to the Tryon Daily Bulletin. in the entryway of his studio. Extra copies are available at Many of the photo’s chosen for the inside pages automatically fit the Tryon Daily Bulletin office for with the month they were paired $2 each.


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The Saluda Welcome Table every Tuesday: dinner is served for anyone who’d like to come enjoy companionship and contubes, kayaks and people today. nection from 5:30-7 p.m. at I’m grateful that the river is soli- the Saluda United Methodist tary this day. Wild turkeys stroll Church fellowship hall. The through fields and roadside, meal is free; donations apprecitheir dark iridescent feathers ated; all welcome. Art News: shimmering quietly in the dim Richard Baker Studio, 18 light. I like that: how quiet it is, the crowds of summer gone. I Church Street, will host another artist breakrecognize spots fast on Jan. 7, from my big Saluda rom 9 a.m. tube excursion News & funtil whenevo n e s u m m e r, Notations er everybody remembering leaves. Richrocks and rapby Bonnie Bardos ard furnishes ids, sand bars, coffee and asks tree roots, getthat artists bring food to share: ting lost down river. Up on the ascent to Saluda, I shift down or you can leave a donation to through the switchbacks, my help with future gatherings. The humble Volkswagen was made Old Chicken House has a new for this ... she swings hard website at chickenhousestudios. around those hairpin curves, org. Saluda Business Associadelighted to climb up, up, up. Through the trees, dreamy tion meets Tuesday, Jan. 8 at cloaks of mist hang low over 5:30 p.m. at the Saluda Lithe sea of mountains- it’s a win- brary.

The Historic Saluda ter day, the first of a whole new year. Like twists and turns of the winding road, life has swung me hard back and forth along those curves; yet like the old VW, I keep hanging through them, determined to make it up. Metaphors seem to find my thoughts today, that twisting drive very much like life indeed ... and the view along the way worth it all. Community:

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of wet and wildness? Let them be left,
O let them be left, wildness and wet,
Long live the weeds and the wildness yet.” 
~Gerard Manley Hopkins, Inversnaid Silver winter skies and a steady cold drizzle bring another New Year to our small town of Saluda: twinkling little lights still draping the bridge and shops, leading over the railroad bridge toward town’s charming old buildings. New Year ’s Day, I drive along Holbert’s Cove Road, winding along to Lake Adger for brunch. There’s no traffic at all hovering on my bumper, so I don’t feel any guilt over driving slow, looking at moss, branches, tangled vines, mistletoe clumps growing up high, an occasional empty hornet’s nest dangling, waterfalls, possible caves tucked in mountain sides... the brisk creek rushing along the roadside over rocks and fallen trees. It’s peaceful, and I enjoy the solitude of the drive and time to think about the New Year and life. After a delightful brunch, I take another scenic slow wind home through Green River cove. This drive is even slower, and the majestic river is devoid of

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Committee (HSC) and Oral History Committee will meet Friday, Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Saluda Library. All are welcome. Saluda Women’s Club meets at 10 a.m., Jan. 8 at Saluda Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Congratulations to Barbara Hastings, lucky winner of the recent raffle for the beautiful Bill Jameson painting at Saluda Library; all proceeds benefit our library; thank you to Bill for donating a painting! Small Town Main Street will meet on Jan. 15, 9 a.m. at Saluda Library. Saluda Center will have an introduction to holistic medicine with Nancy Shatto, NP from Saluda Medical Center on Jan. 16, 1 p.m. All welcome. Saluda Community Land Trust (SCLT) meets at 3 p.m. at Saluda Presbyterian Church first and third Wednesday of the month; next meeting is January 16. (Continued on page 25)


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Where the heart lies It’s New Years Eve and I find him - that is all of us except Joey. myself recalling all the wonderful The poor little thing was frightened animals I’ve personally rescued of it and when we tried to place him and had in my home. in it, he pooped. We all laughed, The same goes for me as I’ve but at that moment I felt so much told so many people, “Unfortu- compassion for the poor little soul nately, God only lends them to us.” I wanted to crush him in my arms. Still, I wouldn’t trade a moment A strange feeling came over me. spent with each animal for any- I had been in earlier to walk and thing. God bless you all who have give some time to Soldier, the given homes to my precious kids, big red pit. Soldier and Joey are there’s a special two completely place in Heaven different dogs in Humane Society for you all and I every way, yet I Special Cases pray that those realized the comLeonard Rizzo who were lost passion in my will be waiting. heart for them On Friday I visited Rocco and was exactly the same. I nearly his new family. My heart over- wept at the revelation, but held my flowed witnessing the love and composure, for the task at hand was joy both he and his new family are too important. I gave little Joey enjoying. Richard (Rocco’s new a kiss and he returned it as if to dad) said, “there’s been a hole in say, “I love you Uncle Lennie, but my household that is now filled.” why this?” Sometimes I wonder how animals We finally placed him on a table such as Rocco take so long to be and fit the fearsome contraption on adopted and then I think “Perhaps him. When we placed him on the he was just waiting for Richard.” ground Joey went backwards at full Then again upon further reflec- speed. We all laughed again and I tion, “Who am I to question God’s said, “I’ll bet it’s the first time he’s plan?” ever gone backwards in his life.” I learned on Sunday that Tyrion I’d explained to the family that this was at last adopted thanks to Tra- was a slow process for Joey wasn’t bert (Stretch) and Matthew, an old accustomed to using his rear legs friend of his. I hope to visit one day in this fashion. if possible. “In time (God willing) he’ll be At 9 a.m. on Saturday morning I anxious to put on his cart and go met up with the Easleys, one of my for walks,” I said. favorite families who are the proud I suggested that they put the cart owners of Joey, the Chihuahua on him, hook him up with a leash born sans his front legs. Joey’s cart and gently guide him until he gets had finally arrived at Landrum vet used to the motion. I have great and we all were excited to try it on hopes for sweet little Joey, perhaps

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next year we’ll enter him into the Special Olympics. Upon leaving, the family handed me $100 to go towards Joey’s cart; they’d already sent $75 previously. “God bless you,” I said. “No, God bless you Lennie,” was the response. It has been a wonderful year and much was accomplished on behalf of my kids, especially these past two months. Once again my personal fund is dangerously low, but I do not fret

like I used to. I’ve learned from personal experience that the good Lord is true to His word, “To those who give, much will be given.” Thanks for listening. Lennie’s Kids fund now has its tax-free account up and running. If you wish to contribute you can contact Lennie Rizzo at 828-8595835. All donations will remain anonymous unless otherwise specified. Lennie’s Kids provides medical care to abused and neglected animals through donations from the community.

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Foothills Music Club’s first public musicale of its 25th anniversary year Two of Foothills Music Club’s 2012 Young Musicians Scholarship Winners are Paulina Ray-Zorick for the firstplace Lesley Oakes Scholarship, and Rachel Richards for the third-place scholarship. Among other talented musicians, they will perform on Thursday, Jan. 10 at ICC, Polk Campus. FMC members said they are sure the community will enjoy every moment of the event. The event starts at 3 p.m. sharp. It will be free to the public; donations encouraged. Checks may be written out to Foothills Music Club, Inc. All contributions go toward FMC’s scholarships for young musicians, a program of which FMC is very proud. Support for

Paulina Ray-Zorick

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student musical talent has been ongoing since the beginning of the FMC in 1988. To date, a total of more than $36,000 has

been awarded to young musicians in the area. – article submitted by Ellen Harvey-Zipf

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Saluda Single Women potluck dinner is Thursday, Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. at Saluda Center. Bring your favorite covered dish to share. Happy January Birthday to Foster Archer, Brandy Bradley, Alex Bardos, Carolyn Ashburn, Scott Kinard, Donna Bond, Greer Eargle, Wyatt Alan Pace, Irma Anderson, Paul Aaybe, Rich Rauschenbach, Phyllis Arrington and a belated-happy birthday wish to Jeff Jenkins. Thank you for reading this column; as ever, the goal is to make you, dear reader, feel like you’re enjoying a cup of hot tea with me, and small town life in a friendly little mountain town called Saluda. You can contact me at bbardos@gmail.com; or 749-1153, visit my website at bonniebardos.com for more writing and art, or find me on facebook.


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Wolverines get back into action against Mitchell by Fulton Hampton

Although in-active from conference play during the holidays the Polk County Wolverines worked on getting ready for critical stretch of upcoming conference games by participating in a holiday basketball tournament in Cherokee over the break. Coach Josh McEntire felt it was a very positive experience for the team. “Overall it was a good experience; we got better as a team and it gave us the opportunity to work on some things against non-conference opponents. It was also a good experience for the kids… spent a few nights in a hotel together, built some comradery and saw some really good basketball teams play. “He mentioned it specifically allowed them to further refine their rotations and what player combinations work best in specific game situations. “I now have a better grasp on who I can play when; whether to go with a small lineup or big lineup and those kinds of things,” said McEntire McEntire was particularly pleased with their play against Pisgah in the second half. After being down by 20, the Wolverines came back to take the lead and make it a very close game. “We really showed a lot of fight and the next day we played really well against Chattanooga Christian,” he said. Coach McEntire felt this all came at a good time as they reenter conference play tonight against Mitchell at home.

Polk’s ability to apply pressure to the guards (as shown here against Landrum) will be important to their success tonight against Mitchell. (photo submitted)

Mitchell is 1-1 in the conference and poses a particular challenge with a “big man” that has averaged 17 points and 11 rebounds per game. When asked about defensive strategy coach said “We are going to try different things; first would be to trap their guards. We will also play some zone to surround him and of course double team him. But mainly we hope to speed up (with pressure) their guards.” From a health standpoint the Wolverines are probably as healthy as they have been in some

“We are going to try different things; first would be to trap their guards to speed them up so they can’t him the ball. We will also play some zone to surround him and of course double team him. But mainly we hope to speed up (with pressure) their guards.” -- Coach McEntire

time. It typically was not a matter of injury but the various bugs and viruses being passed around. “Finally we will be a complete team for the first time in a while; I think it helped everyone getting away from each other for a little

bit. We look forward to crunch time right here, it’s a big part of our season with 12 conference games. From here out defines how your season is going to go… this is the time of year we need to come together,” said McEntire.


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Polk County Historical Association Jan. 8 program Showing of “Gold Fever and the Bechtler Mint” On Tuesday, Jan. 8, the Polk County Historical Association Program will feature Robin Lattimore, president of the Rutherford County Historical Society. The program will start at 2:30 p.m. at the Polk County Historical Museum in Columbus. UNC-TV produced a documentary called “Gold Fever and the Bechtler Mint,” which showed on public television in October. Lattimore served as the chief historian for the production as well as commentator and as a re-enactor for the film. The 25-minute film will be shown and Lattimore will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the documentary, which was filmed entirely in North Carolina with principal photography

UNC-TV Executive Director Scott Davis (left) and UNC-TV Executive Producer Brenda Hughes (center) pause with Robin S. Lattimore, president of the Rutherford County Historical Society, at the premiere of the “Gold Fever” documentary on Sept. 29. (photo submitted)

occurring in Rutherford and Polk Counties.

There will be copies of the DVD of the documentary for sale at the

museum. Everyone is welcome. - article submitted


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Allen promoted to humane society shelter manager Selena Coffey, executive director of Foothills Humane Society, recently announced the promotion of Trabert Allen to the position of shelter manager. Allen is a native of Polk County and currently resides in Mill Springs. He graduated from Polk County High School in 2004, and attended Appalachian State University. Allen received a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He began working for Foothills Humane Society in September 2009 as part-time animal care staff. Subsequently he held a number of positions within the organization. Following the announcement, Coffey touted Allen’s abilities and noted how fortunate the organization was to be able to promote from within the current staff. “Trabert brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new leadership role,” Coffey said. “Foothills’ animal care staff and animals will benefit from his

many years of supporting our mission … finding forever homes for all of our animals.” Allen said he is very happy to take on the new position. “I never really saw myself as having a career working with animals, but since starting as a cleaner in 2009, I have enjoyed my job immensely,” Allen said. “It is a very rewarding feeling the first time a scared, shy dog climbs into your lap, looks at you with those sad eyes and then kisses you right on the cheek. I wouldn’t trade that for anything. In my new role, I will continue to dedicate myself to helping the animals here at FHS as well as those in the community, and with the support of our wonderful staff, volunteers and board members, I am excited for what the future holds!” – article submitted by Joyce Cox

At right: Trabert Allen, new shelter manager at Foothills Humane Society. (photo submitted)

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Continuing cancer-fighting food list Last week, we discovered foods with natural cancer-fighting potential. The list was long enough to make this a two-part column. This is second in the series. As stated before, these articles are not to suggest anyone should abandon medical attention. It’s advantageous to use common sense. I feel medical and natural approaches to healing should work in concert to affect desired results, so make sure your doctor and nutritionist are on the same page. The foods on this list not only assist in detoxifying cancer-causing toxins and blocking inflammation, they also in many cases increase the effectiveness of medicines used in treating disease. To continue the list… 6) Cruciferous greens. This is the cabbage family. They include broccoli, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, bok choy, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower. These vegetables all contain sulforaphane and indole3-carbinols (I3Cs), which are potent anticancer molecules. Research has shown these to help detoxify

certain carcinogenic substances, cancer cells. Also, studies show a and help prevent precancerous cells lower risk of kidney and prostate from developing into “malignant” cancer in people who consume tumors. Some research even sug- the most garlic. Plant cells have gests, these molecules can “block” cell walls, which aren’t easily ditumor growth. I recommend briefly gested, so I recommend crushing steaming, or rapidly stir-frying or chewing these vegetables well to vegetables. Avoid boiling which release their healthful compounds. destroys their Also, these Diet & Exercise cancer-fighting substances are compounds. by David Crocker absorbed more 7) Citrus. easily when Lemons, oranges, grapefruit and mixed with small amounts of tangerines contain anti-inflamma- olive oil. tory compounds called flavonoids. 9) Soy. Soy contains isoflavones, These flavonoids stimulate the which may block the stimulation of detoxification of carcinogens by the cancer cells by sex hormones such liver. Also, flavonoids in the skin of as estrogens and testosterone. One tangerines - tangeritin and nobiletin study in Asia showed that women can help promote the death of brain who had eaten soy since adolescancer cells. I recommend eating cence had significantly fewer cases several citrus fruits daily. You can of breast cancer, and in those who also sprinkle grated citrus zest into did, their tumors were usually less salad dressings, tea and other hot aggressive, and patient’s survival drinks. For weight watchers citrus rates were higher. To get more soy, is also low in calories and fat free. I recommend replacing milk prod8) Onions, garlic, leeks, chives ucts with soy milk or soy yogurts. and shallots belong to the al- Also, use tofu in your food recipes. liaceous family, and contain sulfur 10) Dark chocolate. I saved compounds that promote the death possibly your favorite for last. of colon, lung, breast and prostate Chocolates that contain more than

Carolina Keglers Bowling The Keglers are growing. New bowlers have joined this season, but they still have room for more. No experience necessary. This is a very low-key fun league for adults over 50 who

want a little recreation. They bowl on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. at Autumn Lanes in Forest City. Here are the results of the bowling on Wednesday, Dec. 26.

High games over average: Henry Zahn +37 = 191 Merlyn Hancock +32 = 181 Charles Painter +31 = 148 Phyllis Ruegg +28 = 158 High series over average: Merlyn Hancock +61 = 517 Phyllis Ruegg +50 = 448 Charles Painter +43 = 402

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70 percent cocoa provide a number of antioxidants, proanthocyanidins and many polyphenols. In fact, just one small square of dark chocolate contains almost as many of these cancer-fighting compounds as a cup of green tea, and twice as many as red wine. These molecules slow the growth of cancer cells, and actually limit the blood vessels feeding them. While no one has all the answers with regard to understanding the complexities of cancers or even, which treatment options are better, it seems logical to incorporate the best of both worlds – science and nature for effective results in fighting disease. David Crocker of Landrum has been a nutritionist and master personal trainer for 26 years. He served as strength director of the Spartanburg Y.M.C.A., head strength coach for the USC-Spartanburg baseball team, S.C. state champion girls gymnastic team, and Converse college equestrian team. He served as a water safety consultant to the United States Marine Corp, lead trainer to L.H. Fields modeling and agency, and taught four semesters at USCUnion. David was also a regular guest of the Pam Stone radio show. Henry Zahn +23 = 490 Anyone wishing to join the Carolina Keglers should contact Mike Davidson at 828-894-5823 or email kwk1970@windstream. net. Members are asked to please call Mike when they cannot bowl. - article submitted by Mike Davidson


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Shoebox donations Students and staff from WNC Edutech donated 210 shoeboxes filled with gifts to Samaritan’s Purse. Samaritan’s Purse then distributed the boxes to children all over the world. Pictured from left to right are Michael and Darla Kleiner and Bill and Nell Hickman. (photo submitted by Michael Kleiner)

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Finding and hiring a good home care worker Dear Savvy Senior, What’s the best way to find a good in-home caregiver for my elderly mother? ~ Looking for Care Dear Looking, Finding a good in-home caregiver that’s dependable, likeable, trustworthy and affordable can be challenging, to say the least. Here are some tips and resources that can help. Know your needs Before you start the task of looking for a caregiver, your first step is to determine the level of care your mom needs (see NCLneedsassessment.org for a checklist). If, for example, she only needs help with activities of daily living like preparing meals, doing laundry, bathing or dressing, a homemaker or personal care aide will do. But, if she needs health care services, there are home health aides that may do all the things a homemaker does, plus they also have training in administering medications, changing wound dressings and other medically-related duties. Home health aides often work under a nurse’s supervision. Once you settle on a level of care, you then need to decide how many hours of assistance she’ll need. For example, does your mom need someone to come in just a few mornings a week to help her cook, clean, run errands or perhaps bathe? Or does she need more continuous care that requires daily visits or a full-time aide? After you determine her needs, there are two ways in which you can go about hiring someone. Ei-

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Savvy Senior ther through a home health agency, or you can hire someone directly on your own. Home health agencies Hiring a certified home health agency to supply and manage your mom’s care is the easiest but most expensive option of the two. Costs run anywhere from $12 up to $40 an hour depending on where you live and the qualification of the aide. This is also usually a better way to go if your mom requires a lot of in-home health care. You pay the agency, and they handle everything including an assessment of your mom’s needs, assigning appropriately trained and pre-screened staff to care for her and finding a fill-in on days her aide cannot come. Some of the drawbacks, however, are that you may not have much input into the selection of the caregiver, and the caregivers may change or alternate, which can cause a disruption in care and confusion. You also need to know that while Medicare does cover some in-home health care services if it’s ordered by a doctor, they don’t cover homemaker services, nor will they cover personal care services, such as bathing and dressing, provided by a home health aide if that is the only care required. But, if your mom is low-income and qualifies for Medicaid, some services are covered. To locate and compare Medicare-approved home health agenCenter, 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

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