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Tryon Daily Bulletin

The World’s Smallest Daily Newspaper

Vol. 85 / No. 24

Tryon, N.C. 28782

Friday, January 18, 2013

Only 50 cents

MLK Jr. celebration A fund is being set up at Bank of America in Tryon to assist with medical related expenses for Jenna Stott Phipps. Jenna, 24, is the oldest of four children and is currently fighting cancer. To receive treatments Phipps must travel to Texas, which creates a mountain of surprise expenses. Donations can be made to the Jenna Phipps Trust Account. For more information, call 828-859-5816.

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. 828-894-0001. (Continued on page 2)

Dr. Joseph Fox, president of the Thermal Belt Friendship Council, leads the Unity Choir in song during the 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. This year’s event will be held tonight, Friday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Tryon Fine Arts Center. The event will include performances by the Unity Choir and a presentation by keynote speaker Dr. Tyrone Bledsoe, CEO-President of the Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB) Organization. See page 6 for information about the organization’s 2013 scholarship winner. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

Tryon commission doubts ABC store can reopen Store considers loan to reopen by Leah Justice

Town of Tryon Commissioners changed their tune this week on whether or not its ABC store can reopen and generate a profit.

The store was closed in September and remains closed while the ABC board works out a plan of how to reopen. In the meantime, the landlord has given a break on the rent to $1,000 a month and the board is selling its inventory in order

Serving Polk County and Upper Spartanburg and Greenville Counties

to pay bills. Tryon Town Council met Tuesday, Jan. 15 and heard an update on the store from town manager Caitlin Martin. Martin said the ABC board has (Continued on page 4)


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American Legion Post 250, weekly bingo games, Fridays, 7 p.m., 43 Depot St., Tryon. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Smoke-free. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, Friendship Council’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, Friday, Jan. 18, at 6 p.m., at the Tryon Fine Arts Center. The program will consist of a tribute to the Freedom Riders, musical selections from the Unity Choir and keynote speaker Dr. Tyrone Bledsoe. Showing of Witch Ann, The locally-made movie “Witch Ann” will be shown at the Polk County Agricultural Center Jan. 18-19, 26 at 7 p.m. each night. Foothills Astronomy Club, meets the third Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at FENCE in the great room. Enter through the back of the building and ask for Jessie Willard. 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 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.

How To Reach Us

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in Tryon. Call 828-899-0673 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. Tryon Fine Arts Center, Oil painting class for teens with Margaret Curtis, Saturdays, noon - 3 p.m. Regeneration Group, Saturday, 4 p.m., Ashley Meadows Community Room. There is Christ-centered 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. Showing of “Witch Ann,” The locally-made movie “Witch Ann” will be shown at the Polk County Agricultural Center Jan. 18-19, 26 at 7 p.m. each night.

vention, 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.

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. 828-7499245. For more activities, email saludacenter@hotmail.com or visit www.saluda.com. 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. 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 Inter-

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. 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. Brrr...It’s Winter storytime, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 10:30 a.m. “Brrr...It’s Winter!” Preschool Storytime at Polk County Public Library. Storytime is free and open to all area preschoolers and caregivers. 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

Monday

LOCAL WEATHER Forecast:

Today

Tomorrow

Moon Phase

Today: Sunny, with no chance of rain. High 50, low 29. Saturday: Sunny, with no chance of rain. High 54, low 35.

Cloudy

Sunny

Sunday: Sunny, with no chance of rain. High 58, low 30. Wednesday’s weather was: High 53, low 42, 0.45 inches of rain.

OBITUARIES Kerry Elaine Bay Franklin, p. 7

Tuesday

safe and meaningful environment. Call 828-894-2007 for more info. Landrum Library, Book Discussion Group, 4th 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 1-800286-1326. 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.

Wednesday

Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Wednesdays, Fire Department in Green Creek, 7 a.m. - noon. Saluda Planning Board, The Saluda Planning Board will hold three additional meetings over the months of January, February and March to discuss permitted uses. Those meetings will be held the fourth Wednesday of each month (Continued on page 31)


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Change of date for Steep Canyon Rangers at TFAC The Steep Canyon Rangers, originally scheduled at Tr yon Fine Ar ts Center for March, have been rescheduled to Friday, May 17 at the request of the artists. Tickets for the original date will be honored at the door. If you purchased a ticket before the date was changed and cannot attend the concert on May 17, you may call the box office by Friday, Jan. 18 and ask for a refund. Call 828-859-8322 to ask for a refund or for any other question. (photo submitted by Marianne Carruth)

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• ABC store

Friday, January 18, 2013

newed and is not up until March 2016. (continued from page 1) Council members also asked discussed the possibility of ac- whether the town could recoup quiring a loan or line of credit money it granted the store last in order to reopen. Martin also year if the sale of inventory pays said last week the store sold the store’s bills with money left $17,000 worth of stock to an over. “If they sell enough to pay Asheville store. The store at one time owed off the debt, I want our $10,000 approximately $30,000 worth back,” Peoples said. The ABC store was closed by of bills, according to Martin, but currently owes approximately the town and state ABC commission in September 2012 pending $8,000. Martin said the state ABC an audit and inventory of the commission had recommended store. The inventory discovered that the store sell everything that approximately $3,000 worth of liquor was in the store in missing. The order to pay “We’ve already lost ABC board bills. She also began meeting said the state $10,000. I’m afraid I c o m m i s s i o n think we need to close it. I to figure out if the store could has recombe profitable. mended it will don’t think we can make The state ABC take $20,000 anything off of it.” in order to re-- Mayor Alan Peoples c o m m i s s i o n recommended open the store. that the town Commissioner Roy Miller asked if the either merge the store with store is asking the town for any Columbus or close due to lack funding. Martin said that the of revenue over the past several ABC board is not seeking money years. The Columbus ABC board from the town and realizes the separation between the store and was approached and said it had no interest in merging with the town. “We’ve already lost $10,000,” Tryon at this time. Peoples said looking at the said Mayor Alan Peoples. “I’m afraid I think we need to close town’s budgets from the 1970s, it. I don’t think we can make the town’s ABC store was clearing $275,000 a year, but that was anything off of it.” Commissioner George Baker when Tryon was the only store agreed and said he just doesn’t around prior to Columbus and see how the store is going to pay Landrum having ABC stores. He said when he was first elected for itself. Martin said ABC board mem- mayor the ABC store was makber Dennis Durham, who is a ing about $20,000 a year. Then former town commissioner, is last year, he said, the town gave putting together a budget to see the store $10,000 to make it. Miller said he thinks there’s if the store can be profitable. Some of the questions re- some variables, including with maining are whether a loan can management and is curious to be obtained by the store and see what ideas Durham will the terms of the lease of the bring to the town. “If he can’t do it, I don’t think building. The lease has not been re- it can be done,” said Peoples.


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Thermal Belt Friendship Council announces scholarship winner The Thermal Belt Friendship Council announces its 2013 Scholarship recipient. Jonai Dawkins, a senior at Polk County High School, has been selected as this year’s winner. She plans on attending the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. “Because I enjoy giving back to others. I have chosen to become very active in my community. I volunteered at the Polk County Animal Shelter, events held by Jonai Dawkins the Tryon Rotary Club and I have helped package food to give to kids at the Thermal Belt Out- ing my eyes to different things reach Ministries,” Dawkins said. every day. Because I am a black Dawkins is a very active mem- female, I do not allow that to limit ber of Garrison Chapel Baptist me to what I can do and achieve. I Church, and has participated in can remember back to my sophoevents held at the Tryon Fine Arts more year in high school when I Center such as a Black History decided to join the Future Farmers play, and the Martin Luther King, of America (FFA) Club. I knew Jr. play sponsored by the Thermal nothing about agriculture, and Belt Friendship because none Council and of my closest Want to go? Tr y o n F i n e friends were Arts Center two in any of the What: Martin Luther King years ago. classes, I was Jr. Celebration The Thermal kind of iffy When: Friday, Jan. 18 Belt Friendabout joining at 6 p.m. ship Council the club. I de Where: Tryon Fine seeks to engage cided to join Arts Center, Tryon young adults in anyway not resocial issues in ally knowing their commuwhat to expect. nities. The applicants are asked The agriculture classes turned out to discuss their community and to be my favorite classes. I was the school involvement, as well as to only black in those classes, but I provide a statement related to how did not allow that to hinder my optheir life promotes social, racial, portunities of meeting new people equality and diversity issues. and learning new things. At most Dawkins said, “The ultimate high schools, you have cliques. I measure of a man is not where strive to be different, and I try to he stands in moments of comfort be open-minded. I choose not to and convenience, but where he surround myself around a certain stands at times of challenge and type of crowd, but I make friends controversy’ (Dr. Martin Luther with everybody, building my own King, Jr.). This quote has served as relationships with them. Being a sense of motivation and inspira- able to learn about and socialize tion to me as a young black female with people regardless of race growing up in a predominantly or culture differences, I believe white community and school as is valuable as it is helping me to it encourages me to deal with become a better person not only circumstances and challenges. for myself, but for my family, as The diversity in the past years has well as my community.” expanded tremendously in both (Continued on page 8) my school and community, open-


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Traffic tickets can be paid online Drivers who receive traffic citations in North Carolina can now save time paying fines and court costs online. A new system implemented last year, traffic tickets that will not be contested in court can be paid through www.payNCticket.org. Credit and debit cards are accepted through the system. “Our new payNCticket online payment system has become the preferred method of payment for

Obituaries

Kerry Elaine Bay Franklin Kerry Elaine Bay Franklin, loving wife of Donald E.Franklin, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Jan. 14, 2013. Kerry was born in Joplin, Mo. to the parents of Rev. Paul and Marjorie Bay. Kerry was formerly from Tryon, N.C.

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waivable traffic offenses,” said Polk County Clerk of Superior Court Pam Hyder. “Citizens conveniently may make their payment from anywhere internet connectivity is available. I encourage citizens not wanting to appear in court regarding their traffic citation to save gas and time and go online to pay.” The payNCticket system was built by the judicial branch’s N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts (NCAOC) to provide benefit to

citizens and court officials and staff, states a press release from the Polk County Clerk of Courts. PayNCticket allows for faster disposition of cases because of its automatic updates of case records. Statewide the new program has saved citizens hundreds of thousands of hours and saved courthouse staff more than 7,000 hours by eliminating the need to manually take receipts, states the press release. Nearly 56 percent of waived offenses are currently being paid through payNCticket.

In 2012, more than 123,000 waived offenses across the state were processed through the online system. Polk County received 1,048 payments online in 2012. Most money received from traffic citations goes to local government agencies and the state’s general fund. More information is available at www.nccourt.org or by contacting Sharon Gladwell, NCAOC Communications Director at 919-890-1394 or Sharon.e.gladwell@nccourts.org. Locally, Pam Hyder can be contacted at 828-894-8231.

Kerry was predeceased by her beloved son, Ryan Bay Johnston; sister, Jana Paulette Bay and parents. Kerry is survived by husband, Donald E. Franklin, and her brother, Dr. Paul Bay; as well as beloved niece, Alfie Rowan and family, and nine other nieces and nephews. Kerry will be remembered and loved by friends in various states that she traveled and worked in. Kerry worked in the decorating and design field and possessed an im-

peccable talent. Kerry would want to be remembered as a loving wife, mother and good friend but most of all as having an undeniable love for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Kerry was a faithful member of Christ Community Baptist Church in Landrum, S.C. She had a sincere love for her church and especially her church family. Kerry was one of the original founding members of Christ Community Church, Landrum, S.C.

A celebration of Kerry’s Life will be held Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. at Christ Community Church in Landrum, SC. The service will be conducted by Rev. Philip Wilds and Dr. Ian Walker. Memorials may be made in Kerry’s Memory to Christ Community Church, P.O. Box 69, Landrum, S.C. 29646 Condolences may expressed to the family at www.shulerfuneralhome.com.


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Tryon officially recognizes Friends of Harmon Field

Tryon Commissioner Doug Arbogast presents Friends of Harmon Field member Meg Rogers with a resolution in appreciation of the Friends of Harmon Field. The group recently lost its 501(c)(3) status and disbanded due to lack of members. The town approved the resolution during its Jan. 15 meeting. (photo by Leah Justice)

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Dawkins is the daughter of Michelle Miller and stepfather, Roy Miller. She will be recognized at the Thermal Belt Friendship Council’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Friday, Jan. 18, at the Tryon Fine Arts Center. A check for $500 will be mailed to the college she attends. The program is free to the public and will start at 6 p.m. The keynote speaker for the event is Dr. Tyrone Bledsoe, CEOPresident of the Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB) Organization. Attendees will also be treated to the smooth soulful voice of Mr. Bryant Belin, owner of VP Studios. A Free Events Grant from the Polk County Foun-

“Being able to learn about and socialize with people regardless of race or culture differences, I believe is valuable as it is helping me to become a better person not only for myself, but for my family, as well as my community.” -- Jonai Dawkins

dation, as well as a partnership with the Tryon Fine Arts Center, makes the event possible. To find out more about the Thermal Belt Friendship Council, visit the organization’s website at friendshipcouncil.homestead.com.


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Polk County District Court results In Polk County District victed of unsafe movement. Court held Wednesday, Jan. Dixon was fined $30 and court 9, 2013 with Judge Emily costs. Cowan presiding, 106 cases James Ray Jernigan was were heard. Some cases were convicted of level 4 driving continued, dismissed or sent while impaired. Jernigan was to superior court. sentenced to 18 months superThe following persons were vised probation, 48 hours of convicted of a crime (names community service, a $200 fine are printed as they appear in and court costs. court records): Jennifer Lea Scanlon was Ethan Bryan Baumgarner convicted of possession of drug was convicted of speeding paraphernalia. Scanlon was 97 mph in a 65 mph one. sentenced to 12 months unsuBaumgarner was fined $97 and pervised probation, 24 hours court costs. of community Badrinath service, a $100 Court results Canjeevaram fine and court was convicted costs. of speeding 94 mph in a 65 mph Cameron Lee Scott was conzone. Canjeevaram was fined victed of failure to heed light/ $94 and court costs. siren. Scott was sentenced to Jimmy Lee Christian was one year unsupervised probaconvicted of driving while li- tion, a $100 fine and court cense revoked, possession dis- costs. play altered/fictitious/revoked Michael Perry Shirer was drivers license and failure to convicted of speeding 74 mph appear on misdemeanor. Chris- in a 65 mph zone. Shirer was tian was sentenced to one year fined $30 and court costs. unsupervised probation, a $15 Michelle Mari Trombley fine and court costs. was convicted of two counts Brittany Nic Daugherty was of simple assault and injury to convicted of level 5 driving personal property. Trombley while impaired. Daugherty was was sentenced to 18 days in jail sentenced to one year unsuper- with credit for time served and vised probation, a $100 fine court costs. and court costs. Community Patrick Adam Wyatt was service hours were completed convicted of speeding 90 mph prior to court. in a 65 mph zone. Wyatt was Dawn A. Dixon was con- fined $90 and court costs.

Polk County Sheriff’s weekly report During the week from Jan. 9 through Jan. 15, 2013, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office answered 257 calls for service. Arrests included one for assault with a deadly weapon, one for statutory rape, one for simple possession of schedule II controlled substance, one for child abuse, two for larceny, one for driving while impaired, one for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, one for failure to appear and one for first degree sexual

offense. Citations included nine for speeding, two for driving while license revoked, one for expired registration and one for no insurance. Officers served 18 civil papers, 19 criminal papers, completed 117 house checks, 354 church checks, 701 business checks, six public assists and patrolled 6,581 miles. - information submitted by chief deputy Michael Wheeler

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(From left to right) PAC and WCP host Ford and Mara Smith, presenters of “Traveling to Protected Places” on Jan. 12, pictured with Babs and Bob Strickland, owners of Walnut Creek Preserve, and Pam Torlina, Land Protection Specialist for the Pacolet Area Conservancy. (photo by Tim Lee)

‘Traveling to protected places’ draws crowd at WPC On Saturday, Jan. 12, the Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) and Walnut Creek Preserve

(WCP) kicked off the first of many free programs that will be offered to the public this year at

the Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center on Saturday mornings. More than 30 people filled the nature center, where noted authors and photographers Mara and Ford Smith treated guests to their presentation, “Traveling to Protected Places.” The Smiths highlighted conservation efforts across the continent with appealing photographs and entertaining stories compiled in 25 years of traveling to some of the most beautiful places in North America and beyond. The program was part of a collaboration between Walnut

Creek Preserve and the Pacolet Area Conservancy and was made possible, in part, by a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation’s Unrestricted Fund. To find more information about Mara and Ford Smith, to view more of their spectacular images, or to purchase one of their many books, visit their website, www.livesimplywithstyle.com. For information on upcoming programs at Walnut Creek Preserve, please go to the PAC website at www.pacolet.org. – article submitted by Pam Torlina

Carolina Miracle League registration through Feb. 4 They say time flies when you are having fun, and that is certainly the case for the Carolina Miracle League, as the league has opened registration for its seventh spring campaign. There were 95 children who participated in the CML’s 2012 spring season, while 76 participated in the fall. These participation numbers show the league’s steady growth from its inception

in May 2007. This past fall season set a new record for participants in that season, while last spring was only six participants shy of the all-time league record of 101 players in spring of 2010. Carolina Miracle League Spring season registration is now being accepted online at carolinamiracleleague.org through Feb. (Continued on page 11)


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Community group, ‘Polk Fit, Fresh and Friendly’ seeks board members Are you interested in working with other individuals and organizations to find solutions to make wellness a priority throughout Polk County? The creation of a truly healthy Polk County requires that we work together to support and promote the physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual wellness of each of our citizens

and of the community as a whole. Polk Fit, Fresh and Friendly (P3) is a broad-based community partnership working to improve the health and quality of life of people in our community. The group is currently looking for members to serve on its board of directors – anyone who is a concerned citizen living or working in Polk County, and

is willing to act is welcome to apply. Community leaders, healthcare workers, political leaders, local business representatives, mental health/substance abuse workers, civic organization representatives and faith leaders are all encouraged to find out more about our organization and get involved.

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Feb. 4. “We continue to be blessed by the number of people who assist our league financially and through their time and talents. Because the league continues to grow, we know we are serving our mission to provide children and their families with an opportunity to be part of an organized athletic league when they likely wouldn’t have that chance otherwise. Not only that, with us going into year seven, our CML families are able

to form friendships and bonds that we hope will last a lifetime,” said CML executive director Pam Dean. The Carolina Miracle League (CML), founded in 2001, provides children with disabilities in Spartanburg, Union and Cherokee Counties in South Carolina and Rutherford and Polk Counties in North Carolina the opportunity to participate in an organized baseball league. For more information, call

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4. Families may register in-person at Miracle Park, located inside North Spartanburg Park on Old Furnace Road in Boiling Springs, on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 10-11 a.m. The CML will celebrate “Opening Week” with games on March 25 and March 28. Again, the deadline to register for the 2012 spring season is Monday,

To learn more about Polk Fit, Fresh, and Friendly, contact us through our website at www. polkfitfreshandfriendly.org. Interested individuals can also complete a board interest form, if you would like to explore becoming a member of P3’s board of directors. – article submitted by Anne Britton

“We continue to be blessed by the number of people who assist our league financially and through their time and talents.” -- CML executive director, Pam Dean

864-579-1805. – article submitted by Len Mathis


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Andy Millard to speak on preventing fraud. (photo submitted)

Program on avoiding fraud Millard & Company invites Older Americans are less the community, and especially likely to report a fraud because seniors, to an educational semi- they don’t know who to report nar entitled “Recognizing and it to, are too ashamed at havAvoiding Fraud” at The Tryon ing been scammed, or don’t Depot, 22 Depot Street in Tryon know they have been scammed. at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Elderly victims may not reThere is no charge and the port crimes, for example, bepublic is welcause they are come. concerned that People comrelatives may Want to go? mitting fraud think the vica r e g e t t i n g What: Recognizing and tims no longer more and more Avoiding Fraud have the mental sophisticated, When: Tuesday, Jan. 22 capacity to take and their cons Where: Tryon Depot, care of their a r e s h o w i n g 22 Depot Street, own financial up in a dizzy- Tryon. affairs. ing array of There are schemes. No also many types doubt you’ve heard the warn- of scams: telemarketing fraud, ing, “if it sounds too good to identity theft, and letter of be true, it probably is.” This credit fraud are just a few. is a good rule of thumb and a And seniors should especially place to start when analyzing a be aware of health care/health request or a proposal. insurance fraud, counterfeit Senior citizens are especially prescription drugs, funeral/ at risk because they are good cemetery fraud, telemarketing targets. They’re most likely to fraud, Internet fraud and reverse have a “nest egg,” to own their mortgage scams. home, and/or to have excellent Be proactive and attend this credit — all of which make important program. Andrew them attractive to con artists. Millard will be the presenter; People who grew up in the he promises a lively, entertain1930s, 1940s and 1950s were ing and informative 60 minutes. generally raised to be polite To register for this seminar, and trusting. Con artists exploit email Michele Deudne at mithese traits, knowing that it is chele@low-stress-investing. difficult or impossible for these com or call 828-859-7001 ext 2. individuals to say “no” or just – article submitted hang up the telephone. by Michele Deudne


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Martin Luther King Jr. day Martin Luther King Jr. Day For some strange reason, I can is the only federal holiday that never be what I ought to be honors a private American citi- until you are what you ought zen. An iconic to be. You can figure in our Publisher’s never be what nations histoought to be Notebook you ry, Dr. Martin until I am what Luther King, I ought to be. by Betty Ramsey Jr. was a great This is the interpreacher, orarelated structure tor and inspiration to people of of reality.” all walks of life. His words and - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. teachings continue to inspire us Warren, Mervyn A.; Taylor, today. Gardner C. (2008). King Came Martin Luther King preached Preaching: The Pulpit Power non-violence while leading the of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Movement during InterVarsity Press. p. 174. the 1950s and 1960s. A Baptist We are a part of the whole minister and recipient of the and the power to create change Nobel Peace Prize, Dr. King begins with each one of us. One dreamed of a world where all of us at a time, until we become people were treated as equal and what we “ought to be.” truly had equal rights. He proThis evening The Thermal moted using peaceful means to Belt Friendship Council will reach that dream. Tragically his host their annual Martin Luther life was cut short when he was King Celebration at the Tryon shot and killed on April 4, 1968 Fine Arts Center. Internationbefore a planned demonstration ally known Dr. Tryone Blesdoe in Tennessee. will be the guest speaker along One of my personal favorite with a presentation of the Freeteachings of Dr. King is: dom Rider’s accomplishments “All I’m saying is simply and the awarding of the MLK this, that all life is interrelated, Scholarship to graduating senior that somehow we’re caught in an Jonai Dawkins. inescapable network of mutualFor more information about ity tied in a single garment of the program, visit the Friendship destiny. Whatever affects one Council’s website at friendshipdirectly affects all indirectly. council.homestead.com.

January is Radon Awareness Month You can’t see, taste or smell it, but radon can pose a serious threat to your family’s health. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated January as National Radon Awareness month. The EPA and the Surgeon General urges people to test their homes to see if they have elevated levels of the radioactive gas known to cause lung cancer. The surgeon general and the EPA recognize radon as the secondleading cause of lung cancer in the nation, behind smoking, but it is the leading cause of lung cancer

for nonsmokers. Radon is a health risk that can be avoided if people test their homes and take action to reduce excessive levels. Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless radioactive gas that comes from the radioactive decay of naturally occurring uranium in the soil. It can enter homes and buildings through small cracks in the foundation sump pumps or soil in crawlspaces. Testing is the only way to determine if your family is at risk from (Continued on page 14)

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Applications sought for 43rd annual youth legislative assembly The Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office of the N.C. Department of Administration will accept applications through Feb. 18 for the 43rd annual Youth Legislative Assembly (YLA), to be held March 15-17 in Raleigh. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. YLA is an opportunity for North Carolina high school students to write, debate and vote on bills and share their views with legislators and other state

government officials. Following procedures used by members of the N.C. General Assembly, participants will work in one of 10 committees before gathering for general sessions. Among the bills developed by the youth is an act to establish a state funded program that will decrease the rate of teen pregnancy. YLA final report will be sent to the governor, members of the General Assembly and other key state leaders.

Presiding over this year’s YLA will be tri-speakers Austin Jenkins, a senior at North Carolina School of Science and Math; Ilana Green, a senior at Raleigh Charter High School and Davon Moore, a senior at D.H. Conley High School. To download registration forms, visit the Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office website at www.doa.state.nc.us/yaio/ youthcouncils-yla.htm. A list of the 10 committees and proposed

legislation from each committee is online, as is information and registration forms for adult chaperones. Information is also available on the website about costs of participation. Fees must be included with the application and will increase after Feb. 18. Written notice of acceptance or denial of registration will be provided by March 1. – article submitted by Sheree Pratt

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a great time to test a home for radon because “closed house” conditions are needed for an accurate test. Polk County Extension Center encourages all Polk County citizens to test their homes for radon. For a limited time, the Extension Center has 50 free test kits for Polk county residents. Kits will be distribute on a first come first served basis, and

are limited to one per household. Please come by the Extension Center at the corner of Gibson and Ward Streets in Columbus to pick up a free kit. Please no phone orders. During previous radon surveys, conducted by the Extension Center, elevated radon levels have been found in homes in different parts of Polk County. The EPA has es-

tablished 4.0 picocuries per liter of air (pCi/L) as the action level for radon levels in homes. For additional information about radon or radon testing, contact the Polk County Extension Center at 894-8218. – article submitted by Jimmi Buell

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Wolverines defeat Owen 63-54 with tough defense by Fulton Hampton

Polk continued its winning streak in the Western Highlands Conference with a 63-54 win over Owen Jan. 15. The Wolverines started out 0-2 in the conference but have won three out of their last four to even their record at 3-3. Once again balanced scoring and pressure defense were keys to the victory. Polk had four players in double figures (see stats below) and Coach Josh McEntire said he felt the defense kept them in the game until the shots started falling for the Wolverines. “We played really good defense, but for the first two quarters our offense was almost nonexistent,” he said. “We could not make any shots and were taking tough shots, but we kept playing defense and wore them down and took over at the end.” After falling behind 27-24 at the half Polk continued to play good defense and led 40-38 at the end of the third quarter. However, the game was tied early in the fourth quarter then but Polk

went on a critical 9-0 run. They maintained the lead throughout the fourth quarter which forced Owen to abandon its zone defense (which had been effective). This worked in Polk’s favor and at one point the Wolverines were up by as many as 14 points. Coach McEntire feels the team exhibited a level of maturity they need as they hit the middle of conference play. “A month ago we probably would have lost this game. They (Owen) set in the zone and got us frustrated….. but we just kept playing hard and kept them from making any runs, kept the game close and then finally took the game over,” he said. The next game at Hendersonville will be a big challenge. “They are undefeated in the conference and probably have two of the best guards in the mountain region with Rogers and Felton. They are a good solid team and a fast paced team like we like to play.” He emphasized it will be important for Polk not to give up any big runs which Hender-

Solid team defense played here by Alec Philpott, Anthony Carson and Saquan Miller was critical in the win over Owen Tuesday night. (photo submitted)

sonville is known for this season. Game Stats Polk County 63, Owen 54 Owen: 13;14;9;18 — 54 Polk: 16;8;16;23 — 63 Polk: Saquan Miller 12, Alec Philpott 11, Jamal Tanner 11, Anthony Carson 11, Smith 6,

Stockdale 6, Mullis 6 Jamal Tanner had 9 assists and 5 steals while Jordan Smith had 7 rebounds followed by Saquan Miller with 6. Polk’s record is now 7-9, 3-3 WHC. The Wolverines play their next game tonight at Hendersonville.

Lake Lure Classical Academy works to prepare practice fields Volunteers plan to gather this Saturday, Jan. 19 for a workday at the Bills Creek Community Field to clean up around the field so kids attending Lake Lure Classical Academy can have a boys baseball and girls softball team this year. The field will be used as a place to practice.

The field had been used in the past but has not been used in a while. To complete the job volunteers need to bring pruning shears, weed eaters and a couple of small chainsaws and other equipment for cleaning out brush around the fences. The school plans to hold tryouts in less than

a month. Anyone interested in helping should show up Saturday from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Directions: Take Bills Creek Road go past Dalton’s General Store and take a left on McDaniel Road. Go about 2/3 of a mile and turn

right on Clubhouse Road. The field is at the end of the road (1/4 mile). For more information, contact Tim Turner II at 828-6744694 or by email at tim.turner@ ncfbins.com. – article submitted by Tim Turner


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Lady Wolverines dominate Owen 62 -44 for second conference win by Fulton Hampton

In their second consecutive conference win the lady Wolverines dominated Owen for a 62-44 win. They came out strong from the opening tip, hitting their first four shots for a 9-0 lead and controlled the game from there. They built a 12-point halftime lead of 36–24 and continued outscoring Owen 17 -5 in the third quarter. Polk put up some impressive numbers for the game; shooting 41 percent from the field. The team also had 42 rebounds and 23 steals on the night, all above season averages. Shalyn Brown led the Wolverines with 13 points (6-8 from the field) and one 3- point basket. She was followed closely by Hayley Kropp with 12 and Katie Ruff with 10 points. “Our best game of the season, (we) started from the tip off to the end.. we put four (solid) quarters together. Our press worked real well; everybody was moving together, we had a lot of steals and not many turnovers,” said Coach Craig Culbreth. “I feel like as far as team work everything was clicking, everybody was

where they were supposed to be. Coach Culbreth said with two consecutive wins he hopes their best basketball is coming at the right time. “I hope so, we are ending our first round of conference games with Hendersonville Friday and then we start all over (playing each team again). I hope it carries over through the rest of the year.” In terms of tonight game with Hendersonville, much like the boys team they have a good guard tandem. Culbreth commented; “They have a couple of quick guards so we will have to stay out of foul trouble against them.” Game Stats Owen: 11;13;5;15;—;44 Polk: 18;18;17;9;—;62 Owen: Holloman 5, Moore 4, Williams 2, Devin 2, Robinson 11, Hensley 11, Montgomery 1, Groce 8 Polk: Overholt 6, Lynch 6, Brown 13, Kropp 12, Ruff 10, Deaver 4, Flood 1, Carson 2, Phipps 8 Polk’s Records is 8-8, 2-4 in Conference. The Lady Wolverine’s next game tonight at Hendersonville.

Senior Shalyn Brown No. 5 led the team in scoring against Owen and had six steals. (photo by Jane Ollis)


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Health expo a success

Numerous people showed up at the Cobb Family Life Center of the Green Creek Missionary Baptist Church to take advantage of the Health and Fitness Expo that was held on Jan. 12. Attendees took part in three different exercise classes including Zumba, Cardio Zone and the Power of Stretch. TG Baker, a certified personal trainer and instructor, had the audience pair up with a partner as he paired up with Pastor Arnie Twitty, and shared important self-defense techniques. Felicia Hipp, a certified zumba instructor, as well as a registered nurse, gave a very informative seminar on healthy eating and living. The expo was sponsored by the Unity in The Community Organization and Funded by the Polk County Community Foundation. (photos submitted by David Staley)

Shrinky Dinks at Landrum Library Do you like to watch things change before your eyes?

Join Landrum Library staff as they make Shrinky Dinks

come alive. This program will be held on Jan. 24 at 4:30 p.m. and is open to all between the ages of 13-18 or those in seventh-12th grade. Contact the

Landrum Library at 864-4572218 for information on this or any other Teen Program. - article submitted by Beth Diehl


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Care of the mind and body Our minds and bodies are closely linked, though the two are often treated separately. During times of physical illness, there is a tendency to feel bad emotionally as well. The reverse is also true. Feeling down, depressed or anxious can have a negative impact on physical health. Integrated Health Care involves treatment of the whole person with interventions that address both physical and emotional issues. The word ‘integrate’ stems from the Latin verb integer, meaning to complete; integrated means to join together and unite. In the past 20 years, the health care system has become a fractured system of specialists with a disease-focused approach. Integrated care brings the focus back to the whole person without compromising the value of medical expertise. The joining together of medical and mental health professionals will im-

Letter to the Editor

Flag should not be flown upside down To the editor: Today I drove my wife to Landrum, S.C. in order for her to pickup her car after having it detailed. While at the place of business,

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sleep, all of which complicate or contribute to the development of prove the quality of care and physical ailments. Evidence suggests that insimply makes good sense. The reality is that physical tegrating mental health care and mental health problems and primary medical services often occur at the same time. improves outcomes and overall Integrating primary care and health and well-being. For exammental health ple; treating services offers a Journey to heart disease, comprehensive wellness diabetes and and effective apother medical proach. Medical by Laura Ellington conditions may conditions may involve develtrigger an episode of depression or increased oping healthy coping skills, anxiety. Twenty-five to 40 per- managing stress and treating cent of individuals with serious depression and anxiety through medical conditions have a major solution focused therapy along depressive episode during the with medical treatment, medicacourse of illness (DSM IV TR). tion and nutritional counseling. Stress and anxiety have nega- A sudden illness such as a heart tive effects on chronic medical attack or serious injury involves conditions such as heart disease immediate, unexpected lifestyle and diabetes. On the other hand, changes. Short-term therapy is serious mental health conditions quite effective in coping with may also lead to medical prob- and adapting to these changes. lems. A major depressive episode There is a condition referred may involve physical symptoms to as cardiac depression that, such as chronic pain, fatigue, according to Cleveland Clinic loss of appetite and disrupted research, affects from 15 to 20

percent of patients who have undergone open heart surgery. Preparing for this emotional response to surgery and intervening with counseling support may decrease the length and severity of depression symptoms. Integrated services bring together health-care teams who treat the whole person. Instead of working separately, physicians, therapists, nurses and other providers collaborate in developing a treatment plan. While the benefits of integrated care are clear, finding these services may be a challenge. Polk Wellness Center in Columbus offers a comprehensive, integrated model providing primary medical care along with mental health treatment with a focus on prevention, education, wellness and supportive services. In 2013, medical and mental health treatment will be available at one location with an expansion of wellness and recovery services. Stay tuned. For more information, visit www.polkwellness. org or call 828-894-2222.

I observed a flag of the United States of America being flown from the front of a residence on S. Lee Ave. The fact of the flag being flown is not unusual. The way in which it was displayed startled and bothered me. The flag was being flown upside down, i.e. the stars of the union were at the bottom of the flagpole. The pole was attached to the front

Although it is not illegal to display the flag in this manner, it may well be that the resident is just not aware of the message it sends and that being the case, I would urge the resident to fly the flag with the union at the peak of the staff. God Bless America and pray for our armed forces. – John Allen Albree, Columbus

of the home with the staff projecting at an angle but the union of the flag was not at the peak of the staff but at the bottom. Some people have taken to flying an upside down flag as a means of protesting something. The protest could be an election, a government policy, or any issue that the flag owner feels strongly about.


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Something deliciously warm simmers on cold January afternoons “On days when warmth is the most important need of the human heart, the kitchen is the place you can find it.” ~ E.B. White Many winter Sunday afternoons in this old house, a large stockpot of something deliciously warm simmers away on the kitchen stove: I’ve chopped, sliced, diced and stirred: there’s a pleasant feel of home permeating throughout. Sometimes a bubbling fruit pie bakes in the oven — that depends on my laziness factor being overcome: making homemade pie crust takes extra effort! It all brings to mind those memories of watching black-andwhite cooking shows with Julia Child as my dad smoked his pipe in his easy chair. We loved her joy of good food and wine, how comfortable and earthy she made it all seem, with her frequent nips of wine as she cooked Julia-style. A few days ago, I hauled my car to Hendersonville to Sam’s Club for a tire rotation. Wheeling in to a parking spot, I couldn’t help but notice mountains of boxes being piled into a hulking SUV nearby. A Sam’s employee was helping a

woman pile and cram industrial- many area artists are participating size crates of mac-n-cheese, cases in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of cheap ramen noodles, sugar fund-raiser “Have a HeART” sisodas, Vienna sausages, Cheetos lent auction, which will be held at and various chips into the vehicle: Upstairs Artspace, 49 South Trade which was stuffed to the gills with Street, Tryon in conjunction with junk food boxes. Even stranger, a reception for the gallery’s smartstrollers were stacked like sardines phone camera show Jan. 19 from in the front pas5-8 p.m. All prosenger seat. ceeds from these Saluda Now, usually hearts of art go News & to BBBS. I mind my own business fairly Tipsy GypNotations well, but I was sies Retail/Reby Bonnie Bardos curious – imagisale Shop and nation running Joni Artisanal wild, picturing an underground Wine and Beer is hosting a daycare bunker filled with stuff fun-filled fashion show featurthat would outlast any expiration ing unique fashion finds from date by 50 years with the overload re-purposed clothing and more; of preservatives and salt. An SUV beverages and light refreshments filled-to-busting with cases of Vi- will be served; and a raffle held. enna sausages and Cheetos? Who Proceeds benefit Foothills Animal or what was going to eat all that? Shelter. The event will be Jan. 21, Where was the real food? I headed 6:30 p.m. at 171 East Main Street, in, still scratching my noggin over Saluda (next to Wildflour Bakery). that sight. Later when stirring The Saluda Welcome Table homemade spaghetti sauce, I’ll be every Tuesday: dinner is served giving thanks that I’m not stuck for anyone who’d like to come with a case of cold Vienna sau- enjoy companionship and connecsages for dinner. Julia was right. tion from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Saluda Community: United Methodist Church fellowSeveral Saluda artists and ship hall. The meal is free; dona-

tions appreciated; all welcome. Saluda Community Land Trust (SCLT) meets at 3 p.m. at Saluda Presbyterian Church first and third Wednesday of the month. Still need a calendar for the New Year ahead? 2013 Historical Saluda calendars are still available at Thompson’s Store and M.A. Pace Store; these are published by Saluda historian Charlene Pace and Bob Bailey. 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, Melissa Igoe, Connie Kuckelman and Phyllis Arrington. 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.

Friends of Mountains Branch Library Books and Bites Schedule 2013 The Friends of Mountains Branch Library will host Books and Bites luncheons beginning Jan. 24. All luncheons with the authors are on Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 1927 Lake Lure Inn and benefit

the Mountains Branch Library. The upcoming schedule is as follows: Jan. 24 - mystery author Mark deCastrique, “The Thirteenth Target.” Feb. 21 - Wayne Caldwell, Civil

War novelist, “Cataloochee & Requiem by Fire” March 14 - Tommy Hayes, “The Pleasure Was Mine,” a family faces Alzheimer’s disease. April 25 - Pamela Duncan, “The

Big Beautiful,” thought provoking real life and friendships. To make a reservation or for more information, call 828-625-0456. – article submitted by Nan Covert


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O.P. Earle honor rolls for second nine weeks O. P. Earle Elementary School recently announced the names of students who made the school’s second nine weeks honor rolls. Those students are: Third Grade - Alpha Kimoni Brown, Silas McDonald, Clay Smith, Millie Hatchette, Duncan Munday, Emily Murphy, Eli Quinn, Nick Ross, Katelyn Brown, Eliza Whiteside, Heidi Ashmore and Robert Hilsman. Third Grade- Beta Adam Barnwell, Anna Cooper, John Early, Courtney Moss, Ellis Parsons, Cruz Lopez Perez, McKenzy Sword, Verae Upton, Ali Allison, Ashley Cooper, Adrian Cortez, Chloe Dickson, Zakary Jeffers, Joss Kamell, Eli McCool, Caleb Anagnos, Lisa Black, Keegan Duncan, Zion Ferguson, Ryleigh Hewitt, Carter Newton, Alana Price, Brandon Raber, Kelsey Sinex, Eli Davis, Kaden Morton, Ashley Shinkar, Bradley Musselman, Summer Thompson and Brailey Vest.

Fourth Grade - Alpha Breanna Allen, Tierra Anderson, Katy Burke, Maggie Collins, Martha Paige Greene, Johnathon Justice, Zach Larson, Madalin Baker, Madison Dyer, Noah Hyder, Kolbyn Jackson, Caleb McKinney, Mackenzie Smith, Dylan Arthur, Zani Blackwell, Jenny Chen, Patrick Clark, Ian Owens, Issabelle Taylor and Kearns White. Fourth Grade - Beta Dylan Allen, Madison Ballard, Christian Burgess, Molley Ellinger, Nicole Gutierrez, Jessica Hyder, Brody Johnson, Matthew Olson, Jacob Parris, Jesus Rivera, Luke Rogers, Johnny Waitman, Noah Weiss, Dakota Cash, Eleanor Culbreth, Kierstan McDowell, December McElrath, Dajah Mullins, Sarah Neal, Landon Sellers, Corbin Stott, Madison Hammer, Logan Johnson-Tolliver, Martha Mullet, Zach Murray, McKenzie Suddeth and Vincent Troyer. Fifth Grade - Alpha

James Armstrong, Colin Burke, Abby Covington, Chris Easler, Monica Moreno, Ryan Munsey, Crystal Parris, Ragan Ashmore, Brandi Hutchins, Sarah Jones, Jeb Killough, Chelsey Musselman, Evan Plumley, Lucy Sandahl, Adam Sikes, McKenzie Upton, Dylan Vest, Cole Williams, Jessie Blackwell, Bailey Butler, Kannon Coates, Shanna Davis, Blake Dill, Katie Duncan, A J Hester, Makayla Hollifield, Braeden Hutchins, Emilee Hyder, Mason Lassiter, Grayson Lee and Dalton Lucas. Fifth Grade - Beta Delorean Dixon, Sean Hudson, Harlie Morris, Trey Plumley, Doug Rathburn, Monica Russell, Spencer Sherman, Wil Watry, Jayden West, Samantha Wingo, McKenna Belue, Derrick Earley, Arron Green, Heylie McSwain, Lucas Reel, Jacob Scruggs, Mercedes Smith, Cristina Leon, Ruby Mullet, D. D. Smith, Michelle Suddeth and Alex Wesolowski. - article submitted

Saluda Bridge results, Jan. 14 Bridge results for the game played at the Saluda Center on Jan. 14 are: First: Pat Fiol and Nancy Ernst; Second: Lee Ellis and Linda Hall; Third: Kris Diggs and Janice Dunn; Fourth: Virginia Ambrose and Mariana Tarpley. Games are played each Monday at the Saluda Center at 1:30 p.m. with a discussion session at 12:45 p.m. Next Monday, the game will begin at 12:45 p.m. with no discussion session. A partner is guaranteed. Beginning on Feb. 5 at 9:30 a.m. an eight-week course on beginning bridge will be offered at the Saluda Center. Each class will be on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon. This is a course for beginners and for those who want to improve their bidding skills. Inquiries may be made at 864-457-5931 or 706936-8877, – article submitted by Tollie Ross


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Working against the tide Before I begin what’s really on If you get to view the video and my mind, I’ll give you a run down are not moved, you need a heart on some previous cases. checkup. Sweet Pumpkin, whose leg we I can’t begin to tell you how repaired at Upstate, is doing great many pit and pit mixes I helped and healing well. Patti and Chris find forever homes and that goes have informed me she’s now tak- for many of the rescue people ing 15-minute walks and will be I’ve worked with over the years. getting a checkup soon. You’d be stunned by the wonderChloe from last week’s tale ful and positive feedback I’ve rehad a successful ceived from their removal of the new owners. So Humane Society growths covermany people Special Cases ing her left eye. have negative She is back with reactions when Leonard Rizzo the loving family it comes to this and her friend Lily. A culture was breed and who can blame them sent off to learn what caused the with all the stories you hear. I’ve growth and if the problem may be tried to explain that all dogs can recurring. Thanks Tommy Maiolo be dangerous in the wrong hands, for a great job. but public opinion is tough to fight Little Joey is getting along on against. Statistics prove there are his new cart fantastically. I viewed far more serious incidents involvhis progress on the Internet and ing other breeds, but the pit has alI can’t express the joy I felt as I ways seemed to be the cause celeb. watched him push his cart around I constantly hear the call for stricter with a big smile on his face and his laws involving this breed. I say we tail constantly wagging. I called need stricter laws for irresponsible Rita and thanked the family for owners and breeders and that goes teaching him so well. for all dogs. “I didn’t think little Joey could Last week I spoke of how my make me cry anymore,” I ex- magnificent Soldier has come to claimed. enjoy tummy rubs from Uncle Rita laughed, “You should see Lennie; I’ve sent in a photo simply him dart around outside.” to prove my point. I’m here to tell

Lennie and Soldier

you there isn’t anything special about me; I give them love and they are eager to return it. You know something, I’ve found that works pretty good with people too. Amber from Pitiful Pits has agreed to take one of her young females to Dogwood Farms to give Soldier some companionship and one-on-one play off leash.

If you are a responsible and loving person, Soldier is available. I speak now not only for Soldier, but for all these often mistreated animals born with two strikes against them. Please give them a chance and if you’re not in the position to do so, please support those who do. Thanks for listening.

Foothills Duplicate Bridge Results for games played on Jan. 10 Morning Restricted Pairs Section A North-South First: Bill Norteman - Jack Williams

Second: Ronald Wingo - Virginia Ambrose Third: Jackie Caldwell - Mary Elder East-West

First: Roger Yike - Marilyn Yike Second: Lee Ellis - Linda Hill Third: Kathy Bartlett - Marily Williams Section B North-South First: William Kelly - Peggy Henson Second: Betsy Carr - Rolland Rasmussen Third/Fourth: Ken Yeager Priscilla Yeager Third/Fourth: Millie Stein Virginia Kearns East-West First: Jean Stratford - Charlie Stratford Second: Elaine Jenkins - Bruce Fritz Third: Ben Woodward - Mar-

shall Edwards Afternoon Open Pairs North-South First: Robbie Ter Kuile - Chris Ter Kuile Second: Archie Hardy - Curtis Ross Third: Charles Cannon - Linda Sherer Fourth: Sally Jo Carter - Richard Long East-West First: Bill Norteman - Jim Jackson Second: Carole Stuenkel - Patrick Collins Third: Michael Verbonic - H Ingram Willis Jr Fourth: Kathy Bartlett - Louise Little - article submitted


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Ready, set – get healthy In my last column we discovered the importance of getting clear in your mind why you want to reach your health and fitness goals. Today I’m going to help you get started. After you’ve written your specific goals in your journal, you should visit your doctor to make sure you have no health concerns. This is important at any age. Remember, people’s health changes, and just because you feel fine doesn’t mean there might not be a problem. Once you’re cleared by your doctor, it’s time to begin. For weight loss and strength building I recommend participating in both aerobic and weight training. Building muscle facilitates more fat loss in both men and women, when added to aerobic activity. Choose aerobic exercises you enjoy. This could be anything from walking, to a sport you like to participate in, even dancing. Next, it’s time to put together your weight-training program. Try to work all major muscle groups. Do this for a couple

from a professional. Many folks have been injured, or at best not made progress, when they decided of reasons. First, the more muscle groups to go it alone. Always keep a workout log. you use, the faster you see changes. Also, you should achieve symme- Whenever I begin training either try. In other words you wouldn’t another trainer or someone who is want great legs and flabby arms advanced, the first thing I want to would you? Usually it’s best to see is their workout log. I can tell start with larger muscle groups, so much about what they’ve been and work your way to smaller doing from it. Keeping a log also lets you chart ones during your your progress. exercise routine. Diet & Exercise I recomThat would be by David Crocker mend adults something like legs, back, shoulders, chest, triceps, get at least three days of aerobic, biceps and abs. Always work your and two days of weight training a ab (abdominal) muscles last. The week. I also recommend that if your reason is you can’t do anything fitness level will allow, you do your without using your abs, so if you weight training on the same days work them early in your routine, you do your aerobic training. The it will weaken you for every other reason for this is it prevents you from having to exercise almost exercise you do. Make sure you start your exer- every day. That gives you enough cise program slowly. Remember, rest (remember, rest is the glue that beginning an exercise program is holds everything in your health and like getting a haircut. If you do too fitness program together), and also much too soon, it takes too long to keeps you from burning out. With get over it. Also, if you’re inexpe- regard to doing aerobic or weight rienced, be sure to get instruction training exercises first, there is

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absolutely no rule. Try each one first, and see which way works best for you. One thing to always remember, is that with exercise, consistency is even more important than effort, so you don’t have to have a giant routine, you just have to have one that works. Use these tips to get yourself started, and make this year the year you finally get that body in great shape. Diet or exercise question? Email me at dwcrocker77@gmail.com or visit fitness4yourlife.org. 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 USC-Spartanburg baseball team, S.C. state champion girls gymnastic team, and the Converse college equestrian team. He served as a water safety consultant to the United States Marine Corps, lead trainer to L.H. Fields modeling agency, and taught four semesters at USCUnion. David was also a regular guest of the Pam Stone radio show.


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Faye Lane’s Beauty Shop Stories by Robin Edgar

Tryon Fine Arts Center (TFAC) has a lot to celebrate. The completion of its new expansion expected this March comes on the heels of the anniversary of first opening their building for community cultural activities on Feb. 3, 1969. Writer and performer, Faye Lane, recently took TFAC audiences back to around the same time in Texas, to celebrate when her mother bought an old A-Frame house and opened the Casa Vale Beauty Salon. Teased by schoolmates for being fat, Lane would sit on the front porch and daydream about starring on stage herself. She performed her own “shows” to a captive audience of ladies sitting under the dryers with stories and songs that eventually became her award-winning, critically acclaimed “Faye Lane’s Beauty Shop Stories.” As an adult, Lane began sharing those childhood stories and songs in storytelling and comedy venues in New York. In 2007, one of her Beauty Shop Stories won the celebrated Moth StorySlam in New York and the Los Angeles Moth StorySlam in 2008. As a regular cast member of Andy Christie’s The Liar Show, she has performed at The Improv in Washington, D.C., The Jewel Box Theater in Seattle, L’Etage in Philadelphia, The Skull Club in New Orleans, the Victoria Event Center in Victoria BC, and

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Entertaining the audience with stories about her childhood dreams, spiced with hilarious well-intentioned advice from her parents as well as of her mother’s beauty shop regulars Lane’s penchant for storytelling is complemented by her vocal talent. Accompanied on piano by musical director, Brian J. Nash, she adds color to her childhood memories through hilarious yet touching songs written and composed by Keith Thompson, known for his original revue, “Kooky Tunes;” Larry Rosen, a founding member of LA touring all song improv troupe, Impromptune; and Carol Hall, who wrote the music and lyrics for “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.” Lane’s comedic style shined as she portrayed the evil Miss “Veda” who pronounced her fatalistic dictums between alternating puffs of her a cigarette and her oxygen mask. Her rendition of how Miss Martha found the love of her life with Big Foot was also hilarious as was her first big role in a school play as a green bean. Among many highlights during the show, there were only a few moments, like the number with sock puppets, when either the comedy or Lane’s voice waned. “Faye Lane’s Beauty Shop Stories” was a wonderful way

Faye Lane proved highly entertaining in her “Beauty Shop Stories,” which she performed Friday, Jan. 11 at the Tryon Fine Arts Center. (photo submitted)

to kick off the 20013 season. In keeping with the tradition of the founders of TFAC to encourage creativity in others, Lane held a free Tell and Write Your Own Stories workshop at Isothermal

Community College. To learn more about upcoming TFAC events, go to www.tryonarts.org. To learn more about “Faye Lane’s Beauty Shop Stories,” go to www.beautyshopstories.com.


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Letter to the Editor

The real killers

To the editor: With the recent outrage associated with the killings in Connecticut and Colorado, the liberals have used those events to go on another witch hunt against the Second Amendment and those who support it. I heartily agree with the outrage on those senseless killings, however to blame and attack the Second Amendment for them is truly outrageous. The liberals are calling for gun control but the fact is they should be calling for violence control. A recent review from federal government sources, such as the FBI and the Center For Disease Control, compares the top 10 big killers in the US; No. 1 tobacco use - 529,000, No. 2 medical errors - 195,000, No. 3 unintentional injuries - 118,021, No. 4 alcohol abuse - 107,400, No. 5 motor vehicle accidents - 34,485,

No. 6 unintentional poisoning - 31,758, No. 7 drug abuse - 25,500, No. 8 unintentional falls - 24,792, No. 9 non-firearm homicides - 16,799 (according to the FBI the No. 1 weapon used in violent crimes is a baseball bat) and No. 10 firearm homicides 11,493. If you really want to talk about senseless deaths why not face reality and include the real No. 1 killer of the helpless 1,200,000 babies, abortion which the liberals favor with a passion. The above government statistics show how far off base those who attack the Second Amendment are. Have you heard of anybody trying to restrict baseball bat ownership? I haven’t. During his inauguration President Obama will have protection from the Secret Service, 11,500 soldiers and 4,000 police officers armed with automatic weapons and wearing body armor. Has anybody ever been assigned to protect you or your family?

I believe that every law abiding citizen should be allowed to apply for a carry permit once they have taken a certified weapons course and passed a background check so they can be in a position to protect themselves and their loved ones when the police are not available. In cities like Washington, D.C., Chicago and New York who have the strictest gun control laws and have the highest homicide rates. Criminals just love an environment where their potential victims have been unarmed by their local government. I leave you with a few quips that may help some of those people on the far left to lighten up a bit and face the reality on gun ownership. If guns kill people then; pencils miss spel words, cars make people drive drunk and spoons made Rosie O’Donnell fat. Do you still believe a gun, an inanimate object, is the culprit? The real culprit behind a lot

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of violence is the breakdown in family values, violence in the movies and TV, violence in the video games, the inadequate treatment of the mentally ill and the gangster rap songs that extol the killing of police. These are the areas that need to be addressed, not trying to ban guns. On April 19, 1775 an English attempt to confiscate guns from Americans triggered a successful revolution. I, for one, hope that this wonderful country would never have to face that kind of situation again. To those on the far left who just can’t leave well enough alone, please leave our Constitution alone. It’s worked very well for more than 200 years. Of course, if you want to join that elite list of experts (Hitler, Stalin, Castro, Idi Amin, Pol Pot, etc.) who agree that banning guns works, then you have my sympathy. – Karl Kachadoorian, Tryon


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Friday, January 18, 2013

Medicare Preventive Services: What’s free, what’s not! Dear Savvy Senior, What types of preventive health screenings does Medicare completely cover, and which ones require a coinsurance fee? I’m due to get some preventive tests done, but I want to find out how much I’ll have to pay before I proceed. ~ Frugal Retiree Dear Frugal, Medicare covers a wide array of preventive services to help you stay healthy, but it’s important to know which services are totally covered, and which ones will generate some out-of-pocket costs. Free services Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, original Medicare now offers many of their preventive health services completely free to beneficiaries. Preventive services include various exams, lab tests and screenings that help find health problems in their earliest stages when they’re easier to treat. They also include a number of vaccinations and programs for health monitoring, as well as counseling and education to help you take care of your own health. Here’s a quick rundown of the different Medicare preventive services that won’t cost you a cent, along with the eligibility requirements you’ll need to meet to get them. · Wellness visits: All Medicare beneficiaries are eligible for two types of preventive wellness visits – one when you’re new to Medicare and one each year after that. But don’t confuse these with full physical examinations. These are prevention-focused visits that provide only an overview of your health and medical risk factors and serve as a baseline for future care. · Colorectal cancer screening: The fecal occult blood test, flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy is available to all beneficiaries age 50 or older.

· Mammograms: All women with Medicare ages 40 and older can get a free breast cancer screening mammogram every year. · Pap tests and pelvic exams: These cervical and vaginal cancer screenings are available every two years, or once a year for those at high risk. · Prostate cancer screenings: Annual PSA blood tests are available to all male beneficiaries age 50 and older. · Cardiovascular screenings: Free blood test to check cholesterol, lipid and triglyceride levels are offered every five years to all Medicare recipients. · Diabetes: Screening available twice a year for those at risk. · Bone mass measurements: This osteoporosis test is available every two years to those at risk, or more often if medically necessary. · Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening: To check for bulging blood vessels, this test is available to men ages 65 to 75 who have ever smoked. · Vaccinations: An annual flu shot, a vaccination against pneumonia and the hepatitis B vaccine are all free to all beneficiaries. In addition, Medicare also offers free smoking cessation counseling; medical nutrition therapy to help beneficiaries with diabetes or kidney disease; depression screenings; alcohol screening and counseling; obesity screening and counseling; annual cardiovascular risk reduction visits; sexually transmitted infection screening and counseling; and HIV screenings. Cost-sharing services Medicare also offers several other preventive services that require some out-of-pocket cost sharing. With these tests, you’ll have to pay 20 percent of the cost of the service (Medicare picks up the other 80 percent), after you’ve met your $147 Part B yearly

Savvy Senior

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Community Foundation grant funds theater festival Some months ago the board of directors of the Children’s Theater Festival (CTF) realized that as the community approaches the 35th birthday of the very special entity known as Super Saturday, it was time to step back and take stock of how the CTF is doing, and what perhaps could be improved upon. This year’s Super Saturday is scheduled for March 16. As part of the planning process, meetings were held with several in the community who have long supported Super Saturday to gather their feedback and get their input on ways the CTF might grow. And to make this retreat possible, a grant for organizational planning was received from the Polk County Community Foundation’s Unrestricted Fund. So earlier this month the

Board gathered at the Lake Lure Inn at 8:30 a.m. for a full day of intense discussion to gain scope and direction for the future, not only for Super Saturday itself, but also for other possible involvement with children in Polk County and into District One of Spartanburg County. Professional mediator Harry Goodheart, who has mediated more than 2,500 state, federal and pre-litigation cases, facilitated the meeting. Goodheart found his day immersed in Super Saturday and planning for children a welcome change from the contention he usually faces as a mediator. With the CTF Board, he was surrounded, as he said, by enthusiastic, creative people who were all in agreement in their wish to benefit children. The board, led by general chair Marianne Carruth, agreed

after careful consideration to deepen its outreach to the geographical area now served, rather than broaden the scope of its work to reach more widely into North and South Carolina. Super Saturday itself will not be changed in any way since it has proven to fit the community and the logistics of the performance venues available within walking distance of each other. However, the CTF will seek to partner with the Tryon Fine Arts Center, the schools and some others who work with children to bring further enrichment to our children throughout the year by bringing in gifted performers and artists presenting live programs geared to the various age groups and encouraging student participation. – article submitted by Connie Clark

• Savvy Senior

medicare.gov/share-the-health, or call Medicare at 800-6334227 and ask them to mail you a free copy of “Your Guide to Medicare’s Preventive Service” (publication 10110). Medicare advantage If you have a Medicare Advantage plan, you’ll be happy to know that all Advantage plans are

also now required to cover the same free preventive services as original Medicare. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, Okla. 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

ter@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.

and Hwy 108. 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.

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deductible. The services that fall under this category include digital rectal exams for prostate cancer, glaucoma tests, and diabetes selfmanagement training services. For detailed information on all Medicare preventive services see

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(Jan. 23, Feb. 27 and March 23) at 9 a.m. at the Saluda Library. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Wednesday activities include Tai Chi, 9 a.m.; medication assistance; ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; Wacky Wednesday, senior fitness and Italian club, 10 a.m.; bingo and bridge, 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. Green Creek Community Center, quilters’ group, Wednesdays, 10 - 11:30 a.m. Saluda Center, Wednesday activities, Trash Train, 10 a.m.; gentle Yin Yoga 12:30 p.m. For more activities, email saludacen-

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Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Thursdays, 7 a.m. - noon, corner of Hampton Court

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Second annual Have a HeART for BBBS The second annual “Have a HeArt for Big Brothers Big Sisters” will be held Jan. 18 through Feb. 9 at the Upstairs Artspace in Tryon. The benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters opens concurrently with the first Upstairs exhibit of the new year, UPLOAD: Art of the Digital Camera Phone. Have a HeART for BBBS is a silent auction featuring the works of area artists that have been donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters for this fundraiser. Artists have embellished porcelain hearts or created heart-themed works of art in different media, producing a delightful variety sure to appeal to gallery visitors. The opening reception is Saturday, Jan. 19 from 5-8 p.m., with a Walk and Talk tour of the UPLOAD show from 4-5 p.m. All HeARTS artwork will be open for bid during regular gallery hours through closing bids on Saturday, Feb. 9, just in time for winning a unique Valentine gift! The Upstairs is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Big Brothers Big Sisters is fortunate to have such friends in the community, from the generosity of the Upstairs Artspace sharing their exceptional venue, to the artists donating pieces for the silent auction, and the guests who generate enthusiasm through a lively bidding process. The public is invited to visit the Upstairs Artspace for the UPLOAD show, and encouraged to support Big Brothers Big Sisters through the HeArts project. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a non-

Artist Susan McNabb designed this HeART for the fundraiser. (photo submitted)

profit youth mentoring organization serving Polk County and upper Spartanburg County since January 2003. They match children facing adversity, from single-parent families or other situations where the children could benefit from additional adult guidance, with caring adult mentors. For more information please contact Big Brothers Big Sisters at 828-859-9230 or polk@bbbswnc.org. – article submitted by Karen Dacey

Open farm day at Restoration Farm, Jan. 19 Restoration Farm is committed to just that, restoring the ‘farm’ in all of us. We were meant to be in touch with the land. There is something very ‘restoring’ and natural about our connection to the soil and living things. The history of our culture has always been community, sustainable and productive. Restoration Farm is part of an old southern plantation right here in Polk County. We want to ‘restore’ some of that community history and we want the commu-

nity to be a part of it. Come join Restoration Farm for their first 2013 Open Farm Day this Saturday, Jan. 19 from 1-5 p.m. Farm owners will present two workshops on gardening your lawn - Stop Mowing and Start Growing, and Chickens 101. They will also have a farm tour, egg collecting and other activities for kids, a cozy fire for roasting marshmallows, hot cocoa and popcorn for sale, chicken soup to sample, goats to pet, cows to feed and chicks for cuddle. Come on out and be inspired to

restore your own backyard farm. This will be the first of the farm’s monthly Farm Days. Restoration Farm is located at 6425 Coxe Rd Rutherfordton, N,C, (this is in Polk County, really). For more details, visit restorationfarm.net or see Facebook at restorationfarmnc. The farm can be reached by email at: restorationfarm@live.com and by phone: Dawn Jordan at 704-692-4358 or Jason Craig at 904-514-1958. – article submitted by Dawn Jordan

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