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Tryon Daily Bulletin

The World’s Smallest Daily Newspaper

Vol. 85 / No. 245

Tryon, N.C. 28782

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Only 50 cents

An eight-week Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture course will begin Jan. 31 and meet each Thursday from 6 – 8 p.m. at Isothermal Community College’s Polk Center. Presented by a variety of in­structors, the course will cover the basics of sustainable agriculture, soils, herbs, fruits and vegetables, poultry, goats, forestry and marketing. For more information or to register, call 828-894-3092.

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


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Wednesdays, Fire Department in Green Creek, 7 a.m. - noon. 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 (Jan. 23, Feb. (Continued on page 2)

Members of the Polk County Honor Guard march in the Columbus Christmas parade in December 2012. A group of citizens hopes to devote an entire parade to veterans like these in November 2013. (photo by Leah Justice)

Veterans Day parade planned in Columbus by Leah Justice

Local veterans have decided Columbus is the perfect place to hold an annual Veterans Day

parade and are making plans for the first parade on Nov. 11, 2013. A group is being created to organize a parade and event cel-

ebrating the national holiday with plans for an Honor Guard (Continued on page 4)

County looking for interim medical director by Samantha Hurst

Interim Polk County Manager Marche Pittman said the county is in the process of putting together a plan to seek an interim director.

Last week, Dr. Allison Owens submitted a notice of resignation advising the county she would no longer continue service as medical director, effective Feb. 15. At

that point the county must have someone else in place to serve as medical director on at least an (Continued on page 4)

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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. 828894-0001. Green Creek Community Center, quilters’ group, Wednesdays, 10 - 11:30 a.m. Saluda Center, Wednesday activities, Trash Train, 10 a.m.; gentle Yin Yoga 12:30 p.m. For more activities, email or visit www. Tryon Kiwanis Club, meets Wednesdays, noon, Congregational Church, 210 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Female Domestic Abuse Intervention, Wednesdays 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Alcoholics Anonymous Tryon 12 and 12, Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Tryon Coffeehouse, 90 Trade Street.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Thursdays, 7 a.m. - noon, corner of Hampton Court and Hwy 108. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba exercise class, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m.

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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 or visit www. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Thursday activities include ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; devotions, 10 a.m.; bingo or movie, 12:30 p.m.; grocery shopping, 1 p.m.; yoga, 6 p.m. 828-894-0001. House of Flags Museum, open Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 33 Gibson Street, Columbus. Landrum Library, Lap Babies, 10 a.m., 20- 25 minute session for young children and care givers includes music, nursery rhymes, action poems and short books. Storytime at 10:30 a.m. for preschoolers includes books, music and fingerplays. Call 828457-2218. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. Tryon Police Department, the Tryon Police Department will be using the range Tuesday-Thursday of this week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. AA open discussion meeting, Happy, Joyous and Free, noon on Thursdays, Columbus United Methodist Church, 76 N. Peak Street, across from Stearns gym. Landrum Library homeschool science program, on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 2 p.m., the Landrum Library will present a program for homeschool children. The children will construct marshmallow catapults and discover the physics behind them. All materials will be provided. Info: 457-2218. Shrinky Dinks at Landrum Library, join Landrum Library staff as they make Shrinky Dinks come alive Jan. 24 at 4:30 p.m. Open to ages of 13-18 or those in seventh-12th grade. Info: 864457-2218. Al-Anon: Foothills Come to Believe, Thursdays, 7 p.m., Polk Wellness Center, 155 W. Mills St., Suite 202, Columbus. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba exercise class, Thursdays 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., in gym.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013




Moon Phase

Today: Partly cloudy, with no chance of rain. High 48, low 33. Thursday: Par tly Partly cloudy cloudy, with a 10 percent chance of rain. High 45, low 29.

Partly cloudy

Monday’s weather was: High 62, low 26, no rain.

OBITUARIES Robert Schley Brinson, p. 9

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


Saluda Center, Friday events: chair exercise, 9:30 a.m.; Trash Train, 10 a.m.; NA Meeting, 8 p.m. For more activities, email or visit The Meeting Place Senior Center, Friday activities include movie matinee or drumming at 10 a.m. and bingo or movie at 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. American Legion Post 250, weekly bingo games, Fridays, 7 p.m., 43 Depot St., Tryon. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Smoke-free. African Children’s Choir, The internationally-acclaimed African Children’s Choir will perform at Green Creek Mission-

ary Baptist Church Friday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. The church is located at 2382 Coxe Rd. in Green Creek. Info: 828-863-2549. Narcotics Anon., Saluda Senior Center, Friday, 8 p.m.


Polk Democratic Men’s Club Meeting for the first time this year. Join us for topics and planning. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba class, Saturdays, 9 a.m. Church Women United, The Church Women United will meet at St. Luke’s CME Church on Markham Road on Saturday, Jan. 26 with registration at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting at 10 a.m. The group plans to honor Dr. Joseph Fox. Grassroots Art Project, holds art classes to benefit Lennie’s Fund and the Humane Society, Saturdays from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. There is no fee for the class and all materials will be provided. Classes are held at the Holy Cross Episcopal Church on Melrose Ave. in Tryon. Call 828-899-0673 for more information. House of Flags Museum, open Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 33 Gibson Street, Columbus. Polk County Historical Musuem Association, 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. (Continued on page 23)

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ceremony, a wreath laying at the U.S. flag and a white dove release. Organizers say they hope to draw large crowds and envision spectators lining the streets of Columbus wearing red, white and blue and waving U.S. flags. This year’s event will include parade grand marshal Major General James E. Livingston, USMC Ret. General Livingston, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his gallantry inaction during the war in Vietnam when, as a Captain, he was Commanding Officer of Company E, Second Battalion, Fourth Marines. General Livingston will also deliver an address at a ceremony conducted at the Veterans Memorial Park following the parade. Columbus Town Council met Jan. 17 and heard from Otis Livingston (no relation to the major) and Frank Ortiz who are co-chairs of the group.

Livingston said Veterans Day is a national holiday that occurs on Nov. 11 and is a day set aside so the nation can honor and pay tribute to all the men an women who have honorably served our nation in the armed forces. For a number of years a small group of local veterans has conducted a Veterans Day ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Park in Columbus, Livingston told town council. “There is, however, little public interest and very few people attend,” Livingston said. “This is a sad commentary because I believe most, if not all of our local citizens are good, patriotic citizens. The lack of interest and participation, in my opinion stems from the fact that people are busy with their lives doing other things and there simply isn’t much pleasure or entertainment offered to draw a large crowd. The bottom line is that very few of our citizens recognize Veterans Day and take action to publicly display their thanks

and appreciation for the service rendered and sacrifices made by our veterans.” To remedy the situation, Livingston said a number of local residents have taken it upon themselves to bring attention to the special day. Organizers say they plan for the parade to include veterans of the armed forces, veteran organizations, military units and color guards, bands and various marching units and patriotic civic organizations. Livingston told council the parade will not include clowns or hillbilly cars but will be “dignified and patriotic.” Spectators will be encouraged to wear red, white and blue and bring American flags to wave during the parade, he said. “One of our objectives is to make this a fun and memorable family event and one the veterans will appreciate and remember,” Livingston said. Plans are for the parade to begin at 9:30 a.m. in the vicinity of Park and Locust Street east of town on Hwy. 108 (Mills Street) and follow a route westward on Mills St. passing the courthouse on the left to Walker Street where it will turn left. The parade will turn left again on Ward Street and continue to Veterans Memorial Park. A ceremony will begin at 11

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interim basis. “The last thing we want is to be unprepared for something like that,” Pittman said. County commissioners voted 4-1 to “go in a new direction” with the position of medical director during their Jan. 7 meeting. The commission asked Dr. Owens to remain in the position until they were able to appoint a new director. At the time Owens agreed to do so on a temporary basis. Without a medical director in place, Owens said, first responders and paramedics would be stripped of their ability to administer medicines, start IVs, secure airways and use EPI pens. The only medical treatment responders can provide in the absence of a medical direc-

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General James E. Livingston

a.m. at Veterans Park. Livingston told town council the group does not want to spend any taxpayer money on the event with the group seeking financial assistance from private individuals and businesses. The group is currently taking action to apply for recognition as a nonprofit organization as a 501(c) (19), which will allow contributions to be tax deductible. Town council members were very supportive of the parade and directed staff to work with the group to support the effort. Find more information on the 2013 Patriots Salute to Veterans Parade on Facebook. tor is to administer CPR, give oxygen and transport patients to the hospital. Pittman said the county would not allow that scenario to occur yet he said the commission doesn’t plan to fill the position in haste. “We need to slow down; it doesn’t need to be a fast choice. It needs to be something all the parties involved can agree to,” Pittman said. One of those parties might include St. Luke’s Hospital, which is responsible for a portion of the medical director’s salary per the hospital’s lease with the county. St. Luke’s Hospital CEO Ken Shull said it’s important for the medical director to have a clear understanding of how emergency medicine works. (Continued on page 7)

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Tryon to work with Po’ Kitties for free-roaming cats by Leah Justice

Following an amendment to the Town of Tryon’s animal control ordinance, council discussed free-roaming cats with the Foothills Humane Society’s Po’ Kitties. Council met Jan. 15 and heard from Po’ Kitties volunteers Dana Mayer and Emmy Summers. Tryon Town Manager Caitlin Martin clarified the town’s ordinance saying the ordinance states it is unlawful for any dog, cat or other animal to run at large within town limits. The amendment approved in December simply changed the times town staff can enforce the ordinance. The former ordinance said the town could enforce the restrictions between the hours of 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. The amendment deleted the times so staff can enforce the ordinance at any time.

Martin said the town’s main problems have not been with cats, but rather dogs and goats. Po’ Kitties representatives told council that any problems the town has with free roaming cats, staff should contact them. Po’ Kitties traps free-roaming cats, gets them spayed or neutered, gives them a rabies inoculation, tips their ears for identification and returns them to a managed colony or home territory. Po’ Kitties also socializes and adopts out kittens and tame cats. “TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) has been proven to reduce ‘nuisance’ behaviors, such as spraying, fighting, yowling and producing litter after litter, states a Po’ Kitties brochure. “It greatly reduces the number of cats taken to local shelters. It is the humane solution: it results in the natural reduction of free-

roaming cats and allows the cats to live healthy lives in peace and freedom. TNR is the approved program for the National Animal Control Association.” More than 3,200 cats have been through the Po’ Kitties program since its inception in October 2007. Thanks to Po’ Kitties, the Foothills Human Society’s live release rate for cats in 2012 was 99.9 percent. Mayer, who is the chair of Po’ Kitties, told council the whole point of the organization is to reduce the cat population. She said there are not many colonies in the town limits of Tryon. She said there are some that a kind person feeds and Po’ Kitties spay and neuter and vaccinate for rabies. Mayer said if Po’ Kitties trap tame cats they can be adopted out and they try to get them off the streets.

“It greatly reduces the number of cats taken to local shelters. It is the humane solution: it results in the natural reduction of free-roaming cats and allows the cats to live healthy lives in peace and freedom. TNR is the approved program for the National Animal Control Association.” -- Po’ Kitties

Council agreed to work with Po’ Kitties for any free-roaming cats. For more information about Po’ Kitties or to contact the organization regarding a free-roaming cat call Mayer at 828-894-2088.


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FENCE seeking sellers for community yard sale The Community Garage Sale is back at Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE). After a short hiatus, FENCE will host the highly popular community garage sale at the horse show facility. The sale is set for March 23 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anyone can sell anything from household items to food. Non-profit groups are encouraged to bring items or provide

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“Hopefully the person would have experience in emergency management inside and outside the hospital,” Shull said. “Any EMS director needs to have good communication, effective communication with our emergency system here. There are people in the field needing to call back in for direction, so it has to be a good working relationship.” By state statute the individual selected as medical director for the county must hold a current license to practice medicine, have an endorsement indicating a working relationship with the local physician community and preferably hold board certification or be board prepared in emergency medicine, among other qualifications. Dr. Owens has served as an emergency room physician at St. Luke’s Hospital since 1990. She took on the role of county medical director in 2000. Pittman said the commission wants to find the best possible candidate for the position. He said they would likely seek someone outside of the county on an interim basis. “Any person that would take it in the interim would also probably want it in the long-term. So we will probably consider someone who is not local as an interim solution, because we don’t want to seem partial to anybody locally who would want to put in for it,” Pittman said.

drinks and snacks as a fundraiser. “We brought back the garage sale by popular demand,” said FENCE Executive Director Carrie Knox. “All of us here at FENCE want to be responsive to what our community needs. Y’all do your spring cleaning, and bring it here and make some money.” Sellers keep all proceeds but a small fee will be charged to

rent a stall space. The garage sale is under cover, so come rain or shine. There is plenty of parking on site. The facility is located on 3381 Hunting Country Rd, five minutes off I-26 near Landrum. For more information, contact FENCE at 828-859-9021 or – article submitted by Carrie Knox


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Historic covered bridge named for Alexander Lafayette Campbell Twice-told Tales of the Dark Corner by Dean Campbell

When Campbell’s Covered Bridge turned 100 in 2009, the S.C. Department of Archives and History Board of Directors unanimously recommended it for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. On July 1 that year, it was accepted by the National Register and the Greenville County Recreation District, owner of the bridge and surrounding acreage, finalized plans for an historic park to be developed around it. The bridge was built in 1909 by local bridge builder, Charles Irwin Willis, and was an excellent example of a four-span Howe truss featuring diagonal timbers and (Continued on page 9)

Alexander Lafayette “Fate” Campbell. (photo submitted)


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vertical iron rods. It was named for Alexander Lafayette Campbell, who owned property and operated a gristmill at the site. The naming was to honor Campbell for his dedicated military service and ill-treatment as a prisoner during the Civil War. Born in 1836, Alexander Lafayette, who preferred to be called “Fate,” volunteered in the Confederate States of America Army in January 1862 at Camp Moore in Charleston. He was assigned to Company D, 16th South Carolina Regiment as a private for a one-year service commitment. In May 1863, his unit was ordered to Mississippi, where conditions were harsh and equipment/ supplies were very low. By November, “Fate” and other soldiers from the Greenville County area were captured as prisoners of war at Grayville, Tennessee by Union forces. They were sent to Louisville, Kentucky for two weeks then remanded to Rock Island Prison Barracks in Illinois. Rock Island Prison was built on 12 acres of swampland to hold Confederate soldiers. “Fate” was one of the first captured soldiers remanded to the prison, which eventually would contain more than 12,000 prisoners. More than 2,000 of them would die from small pox, pneumonia and other medical problems before the end of the conflict. “Fate” spent 19 months at Rock Island before being released in June 1865. He signed an oath of allegiance to the United States of America and began an arduous walk from Illinois to South Carolina, since virtually all railroads coming south had been heavily damaged. Once back in Highland Township, “Fate” returned to farming and being a millwright, while starting a family of nine with first wife, Mary Jane McMakin. He later became a preacher and pastored the nearby Ebenezer-Welcome Baptist Church. His second wife was Phurby Pearl Queen, a widow with five children. They had seven children together, including two sets of twins.


Robert Schley Brinson Robert Schley Brinson went to be with the Lord on Jan. 17, 2013. A native of Columbus, Ga., he was preceeded in death by his wife of 67 years, Frankie Lyon Brinson, and a brother, B.A. Brinson. He is survived by a daughter, Barbara Ann of Leawood, Kan.; a son, Douglas (husband of Lynda) of Mill Spring; a brother, Fred, of Jacksonville, Fla.; and a sister, Lillian B. Marotte of Spartanburg, S.C.; six grandchildren Daniel, Deborah, Jeremiah, David, Robert and Michael; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Robert graduated from Georgia Tech in 1942 and was commissioned a 2LT in the Army. He served in the North Africa and Italian campaigns as an of-

ficer in the Signal Corps. One of the notable achievements of the platoon that he commanded was installing a complex antenna on Malta to allow Gen. Eisenhower’s headquarters to communicate with the Pentagon. Severely wounded in 1944, he was evacuated to the U.S. and spent many months in army hospitals. After recovering and being released from active duty, he began a 32-year career with AT&T, which was interrupted when he was recalled to active duty during the Korean War. Robert and his wife lived their retirement years in Mount Dora, Fla. He became an authority on rare books and spent many volunteer hours evaluating book collections donated to the public library. In Mount Dora he was known as “Bookman Bob.” After his wife’s death, he relocated to Columbus, N.C. Robert was a wonderful husband, father and brother. He was dedicated to his family and always put the needs of others first.

Robert Schley Brinson

He was generous with his money and his time. He was always ready to guide, teach and impart wisdom to family and friends. He had a warm smile for everyone. He is at peace in heaven, but will surely be missed here. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. at Sandy Plains ARP Church, 350 Sandy Plains Road. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be sent to

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Administrative Assistant III Polk County Transportation Polk County Transportation has an immediate opening for an Administrative Assistant III. A person in this position performs mid to high level administrative tasks and occasional driver responsibilities including transporting passengers and scheduling vehicle maintenance. Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and billing software required. Associate’s degree in business or related field preferred; minimum of 2 years transportation experience required. The starting salary is $28,050. A valid driver’s license, drug test and background screen are required for employment. The position is subject to background checks and random drug testing. Send resumes no later than Friday, February 1, 2013 to Polk County Transportation, 3 Courthouse Square, Columbus, NC 28722.

and computer skills. Responsibilities include managing guest services, ticket sales, and TFAC’s database. View job description at Mail or deliver resume to 34 Melrose Avenue, Tryon, NC 28782.

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

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House & Box Office Manager Tryon Fine Arts Center seeks a part-time House and Box Office Manager to work with the public and volunteers managing the box office and front of house for all performing arts events at TFAC. Applicants need to be thorough, detail-oriented and have strong people Do you have available jobs? Call 828.859.9151 to let others know about job opportunities at your business.

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White Oak of Tryon Is seeking a Social Serv ices Director for 100-bed Nursing & Assisted Living Facility sections of well-established Continuing Care Community. Must relate well with elderly & work closely with other staff & families. The qualified candidate must have BSW or BA in a Human Services field including, but not limited to, Sociology, Special Education, Rehab Counseling, & Psychology & 1 yr of supervised Social Services exp in a health care setting. Strong organizational skills, communication skills, & problem solving abilities are a must. Must be knowledgeable of long term care requirements including Residents Rights, MDS, care planning, Medicare, Medicaid & community resources. Send resume to Pat Scherer, HR Manager, PO Box 1535 or apply in person at 70 Oak St., Tryon, NC 28782. Email to: pscherer@ EOE

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Caterers and Food Myrtle Beach Entrepreneurs Spacious 3br/2bath condo NCDEH approved comin the heart of Myrtle mercial kitchen available Now Under New for hourly rentals at very Beach, 1 block off the ocean. Newly remodeled Ownership reasonable rates. Also condo with 2 private bal2000 sf fully handicap 1 bdrm apts. available. conies with Ocean, skycompliant facility rental wheel, and Boulevard Government available for holiday parViews- Still available 4th Subsidized, elderly ties. Dishes, tables, handicapped, heat/air chairs, refrig., ice machine of July and Bike Week. Contact Misty @ included. Walk to town. and NCDEH commercial kitchen available for use 828-817-2744 or 843-267-8085 as well. 828 817-1068


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Felicia Frady Peek 66 Black Gum Dr. Old Fort, NC 28762 Having qualified on the Executrix of the Estate Of Della Mae 4nd day of January, 2013 as EXECUTRIX of the Frady Mathis Estate of Della Mae Frady Mathis, deceased, Tryon Daily Bulletin Adv: 01/09, 01/16, 01/23 late of Polk County, North Carolina, this is to notify & 01/30/2013 EXECUTOR'S NOTICE

all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executor on or before the 9th day of April, 2013 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate will please make immediate. This is the 9th day of January, 2013

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Mark your calendars now for Veterans Day Parade Talk about an event that is long overdue. Volunteers in Columbus foresee the town decked out in red, white and blue for a Veterans Day parade later this year and we commend them for their vision. Polk County serves as home to thousands of senior adults, many who served valiantly for their country in a variety of positions with our armed forces. Almost 25 percent of the county’s population is aged 65 and older. Only 13 percent of North Carolina’s total population falls in that range. We’re even fortunate to be able to point to a healthy handful of our residents living well into their 90s! Why does this put us in a unique position? It gives us the opportunity to savor the wisdom of what many consider to be “The Greatest Generation.” What this generation of individuals has to offer us is an understanding of people who sacrificed much for the things they believed in. Our veterans sacrificed time with their families, use of their limbs, even their lives to protect our safety. But service to one’s country didn’t stop with those brave souls. Since then a host of other men and women have stood up to make the same sacrifices through the Vietnam and Korean Wars, as well as wars in the middle east. Major General James E. Livingston, USMC Ret. for his service in Vietnam. He led his Marine battalion into war without reservation. Right now, many of our native sons and daughters are living and working overseas in service to our country. Here at home we have thousands of wounded soldiers, like Polk County resident Adam Palmer, who have returned home to face life after the military. Palmer was serving his third tour of duty in Iraq when he was severely injured by an improvised explosive device. Men and women like Gen. Livingston and Palmer deserve so much more than a pat on the back. These patriots deserve a true showing of our respect and appreciation. It’s unfortunate that Veterans Day and Memorial Day tend now to be seen as little more than a day off work. Maybe this year you can especially mark those days on your calendar. Instead of making plans to head out on vacation, why not respect the intent of those who created these days and head to the Veterans Day parade, wave your flag and maybe even buy a veteran lunch. Spending an hour at a parade is the least we all can do. - Tryon Daily Bulletin Staff

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

Samantha Hurst Gwen Ring Leah Justice

Humiliation and prayer To the editor: Inauguration Day is tied closely to the Jan. 22 anniversary (40th) of the Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion-on-demand. Who the president is and his stand on abortion means so very much. A while back I was asked what I thought of the election. I answered quickly, “I was hoping for $2 gas again.” That rash statement gave way to a quieter response when I explained to my white friend that I could not be more disappointed and troubled because of Letter the unborn and to the Editor abortion. Now what I found interesting is that the guy could sympathize with me over the $2 gasoline, but not over my concern for the unborn. That was going too far. Who was I to impose my “personal religious beliefs” on women regarding their bodies. My position that, once there is a pregnancy two human beings are involved, did not carry much weight, though they are truly and fully two different human beings — one female the other male perhaps, two unique blood types, etc. “There are not two persons,” I was told. I did not respond to that comment, except to say, “You need to talk to our black friend about that.” He was standing within earshot. “Talk to ‘John’ about whether another human being should be considered a person or not,” I said. At this point the black man spoke up, “This is something:

two guys discussing abortion when neither one of you is a woman — and neither of you can get pregnant.” The words that came to me require us all to examine ourselves after 40 years of abortion-on-demand in this land and some 50 million dead babies: “I am not black and never will be, but I defend the personhood of a black human being. I don’t have to be black to do that. Neither do I have to be a woman to understand and defend the right of the unborn human being to live.” Children are procreated in the image of their parents, but they are created in the image of God. To shed innocent human blood is an act against God and will be avenged by Him. Politicians who support abortion are godless, no matter what claim they make religiously. And nations like the United States, who practice such things, are godless as well. I believe our Constitution is still worth defending, and that abortion is not in keeping with it, even as Frederick Douglass argued that our Constitution prohibits slavery. It is past time for the Christians of this land to support only those leaders who are anti-abortion, realizing that all who would excuse the president and become a party to his acts, “as often as you did it unto the least of these, you did it unto Me.” Gather with repentant heart and pray for our nation and its leaders. Thanks be to Jesus, God’s son, who took human flesh and blood upon himself, to save sinful man from his sins. - Pastor Thomas Olson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church

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Letter to the Editor

Trapping danger to all animals To the editor: Were you aware that on Jan. 7 the Polk County Commissioners voted in favor of re-introducing legal trapping in Polk County? The following article was published in the Tryon Daily Bulletin: www.tryondailybulletin. com/2013/01/16/polk-asks-statefor-legal-trapping-of-furbearers/ Trapping is barbaric and inhumane, not only to the targeted wildlife they intend to kill, but to the other animals including cats and dogs which get ensnared in their cruel and deadly grip. As people who care about all living things, have devoted our life to the love and care of animals and as people who regularly hike with our dogs and have heard the horror stories of dogs being caught in these, we are vehemently opposed to this being allowed in our county.

Letter to the Editor

Trapping inhumane To the editor: Regarding “The request for legal trapping of animals.” It seems to me that with the lack of leash laws in most of Polk County and the sickening amount of dead cats and dogs that are seen along our roads, the last thing we need are animal traps. Trapping is the most inhumane

Read this to learn more... Inside_Story.pdf Please do all you can to raise awareness and help us stop the re-introduction of legal trapping in Polk County. Post something on your Facebook page, forward this email to your friends and sign petitions that may come your way. We do not have much time. These are the email addresses of the Polk County Commissioners who voted in favor of this. Please, write to them, today:; towens@; kholbert@polknc. org;; The next Polk County Commissioners meeting will be held Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Womack building in Columbus. If you are concerned about the possibility of legal trapping in Polk County, please attend the meeting. - John and Shari Golitz, Mill Spring manner of killing any of God’s creatures. We humans already do more damage to the county than any done by these animals mentioned. Mr. Smith’s statement, “we should cooperate with wildlife to get rid of these things,” not only destroys our wildlife but will also ensnare our pets and possibly our young children. Lets remember why we love living here. Keep the law as is. - Stan Mazur, Mill Spring

Letter to the Editor

County should work with medical director To the editor: I read with interest the article regarding Dr. [Allison] Owens. First I cannot say thank you enough to the many people who volunteer in Polk County. The hours spent by people in our community supporting not only EMS and the local fire departments, but also Habitat for Humanity, Steps to HOPE, Hospice, the Foothills Humane Society, various county committee positions and many others, can never be quantified. Without volunteers, Polk County would not be the wonderful place that it is. Having said that, I also believe we must be responsible in the services we provide. As a member of this community Mr. [Michael] Gage is representing me when he fires Dr. Owens for an issue that has been in existence for “8 to 10 years.” I would like to apologize to Dr. Owens for that act. I should be thanking you not firing you. I do not know Dr. Owens, but anyone who is willing to allow untrained people to respond to a medical emergency under her license without training is a braver person than I am, regardless of her financial compensation. As a member of this community it is reassuring to know


that if I call 911 for a medical emergency someone will respond. I would prefer that those individuals who are nice enough to help me know what to do when they arrive, after all that is why I called them. Mr. Gage stated that he was sure Dr. Owens has done the best she can, then why are we firing her? What have the county commissioners done to assist her in implementing these training requirements? If there are bruised feelings or strained relationships I see it as the county commissioners’ responsibility to heal these wounds. How hard can this be? First responders need training; if they are unable to attend classes then we need to be more flexible with training availability. If they are unwilling to attend training, that is a different issue. If a first responder is going to attend to my sick or injured child, they better know what they are doing. If the only thing they want to do is drive the ambulance, don’t forget that there is training and testing required for that also. It is called having a valid N.C. driving license. I would encourage the Polk County Commissioners to sit down with Dr. Owens and come up with a plan that will accommodate everyone. We all benefit from this service at some point in time; today could be your day. Let’s make sure we are prepared for the worst and train all first responders. - Cathy Hoosier, Tryon

A saddle with advertising would cheapen Morris. He represents a standard for our town. Keep him dignified. - Martha Frederick

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USC Upstate hosts College Goal SC, Feb. 23 Meeting Place If you want to go to college in the Health Education Complex to pay for college with the help of bridge Jan. 16 there are resources and options located on North Campus Blvd. grants, work-study funds, student available to make that dream a reality. But, if paying for a college education seems to be holding you back from that goal, College Goal SC, a statewide information resource, will steer you back on track. College Goal SC will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 22 locations across South Carolina. One of those locations will be the University of South Carolina Upstate, which will host an information session

This event is an opportunity for students and parents to get free professional help from financial aid experts with completing their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and to gain information about state scholarship programs as well as information about the state’s two- and four-year higher education institutions. The FAFSA is the first step to receiving federal aid, and it is a requirement for most college students who plan

loans and scholarships. For more information visit or www., or call the SC Commission on Higher Education at 803-737-2260. For more information about the event to be hosted on the USC Upstate campus, contact Selena Blair, director of Opportunity Network at 864-503-5965 or – article submitted by Tammy Whaley

Foothills Duplicate bridge results for Jan. 11 Afternoon Open Pairs North-South First: Ronald Wingo - Richard Long Second: Chip Boyle - Mariana Tarpley

Third: Archie Hardy - Jack Williams East-West First: Don Tucker - Doug Southard Second: Carole Stuenkel -

Sally Jo Carter Third: Louise Little - Karl Kachadoorian - article submitted by Marily Williams

Results of bridge play at the Meeting Place Wednesday, Jan. 16 were: First: Ginsy Davis Second: Marcie Mack Third: Jan Greene Fourth: Betty Fenner - article submitted

Letter to the Editor

Cheapen Morris To the editor: A saddle with advertising would cheapen Morris. He represents a standard for our town. Keep him dignified. - Martha Frederick, Tryon Township



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Exhibits & Events Ferullo Fine Art Studio, 140 Pacolet St., Tryon. Now showing new mixed media and wood sculpture by Dom Ferullo and recent watercolors with an attitude by Pat Cole-Ferullo in the intimate gallery. The ongoing class in Expressive Watercolor is welcoming new members with some experience in watercolor and an interest in moving beyond realism. Call 828-859-3177 for information to and to schedule an appointment. Honking Tonkers Gallery, 78 East Main St., Saluda. 828-7491070. Offering mandala classes every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. There is a small fee for the class. Kathleen’s Gallery, 66 E. Main St., Saluda. Gallery hours are Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more information, call 828-859-8316.

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Mill Spring Agricultural Center (MSAC), 156 School Road, Mill Spring. For more information, call 828-894-8028. Friday, Jan. 25 Bluegrass Jam. Saturday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m., Witch Ann screening about local Polk County legend. Skyuka Fine Art, 133 N. Trade St., Tryon. Portrait painting workshop, now until Jan. 25. For more information, email or call 828-859-0318. Thompson Garden Gallery and Outdoor Living, 83 Palmer St., Tryon. Showcasing local artists and craftsmen. Gallery and showroom hours 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Saturday. For more information, call 828-859-3185. Tryon Arts & Crafts School, 373 Harmon Field Rd., Tryon. Mary Lou Diekmann will lead a new Thursday and Friday afternoon wheel throwing class. Transparency Glass Show runs through Feb. 22. Call 828-859-8323 for information about new classes and schedules.

Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Kindermusik courses for kids, Saturdays at 10:45, until March 9. Oil painting classes for teens, Saturdays at noon, until March 9. Tryon Painters & Sculptors, 26 Maple St., Tryon. 6” x 6” show runs until Feb. 23 Upstairs Artspace, 49 South Trade St., Tryon. UPLOAD: The Art of the Digital Camera Phone,” the gallery’s opening exhibit of 2013. Alongside this exhibit will also be the Big Brothers Big Sister’s fundraiser exhibit “Have a HeART.” Embellished hearts will be up for bid at the Upstairs Artspace from now through Feb. 9. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 828-859-2828, frontdesk@upstairsartspace. org,


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Live Music THURSDAY, JAN. 24 Purple Onion Gary Segal Zenzera Rob Mardis


Kyoto’s Mr. C’s DJ (karoake and trivia) Larkin’s in Columbus Speedwell Purple Onion Fred Whiskin Saluda Grade Café Old time fiddle and banjo tunes Saluda Inn and Wine Cellar Carolina Bound Zenzera Taylor Moore and Dirty Deacons


Hare & Hound Live music w/ Daryl Rice Party Place & Event Center The Emporium Band Purple Onion Gigi Dover & The Big Love Zenzera Magic City with Doug and Marie


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

TUESDAY, JAN. 29 Zenzera Open mic night

Movies Tryon Theater, 45 S. Trade St., Tryon. Jan. 23 - 27 - Rise of the Guardians Jan. 28 - 29 - Anna Karenina

Live Entertainment Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Saturday, Feb. 2, Chase Away the Blues.

Music Venues Hare and Hound - 101 E. Rutherford St., Landrum, 828-457-3232 Larkin’s - 155 W. Mills St., Columbus, 828-894-8800 Kyoto’s - 112 N. Trade St., Tryon, 828-859-9043 Melrose Inn - 55 Melrose Ave., Tryon, 828-859-0234 Purple Onion - 16 Main St., Saluda, 828-749-1179 Party Place & Event Center - Friendship Rd., Saluda, 828-749-3676 Saluda Grade Café - 40 Main St., Saluda, 828-749-5854 Saluda Inn & Wine Cellar - 229 Greenville St., Saluda, 828-749-9698 Tryon Fine Arts Center - 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon, 828-859-8322 Wine Cellar - 229 Greenville St., Saluda, 828-749-9698 Zenzera - 208 E. Rutherford St., Landrum, 864-457-4554

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WEST } 8762 { 10 [ QJ853 ] 7432

NORTH } Q4 { Q4 [ 1064 ] 1076532


EAST } 53 { J9865 [ 972 ] K9

} { [ ] HAND 1


WEST } J109876 { 3 [ 108 ] J842

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NORTH } AQ { 9862 [ K52 ] AK109

SOUTH } K3 { AKQJ [ A73 ] Q765

EAST } 542 { 10754 [ QJ964 ] 3

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South is playing in 6 Hearts and wins the opening Jack of Spades lead in his hand. The contract is cold as long as declarer can win 4 Club tricks. However without the ability to see the opponents hands, declarer should get more information about the unseen Club holdings before making a decision on how to play that suit. The preferred approach to this type of problem is to draw all of trumps and then duck a Diamond from both hands. This simple maneuver will enable declarer to play 3 rounds of Diamonds before tackling the Club suit. Whatever additional clues this gives about the opponents distribution will almost certainly indicate which opponent might hold 4 Clubs. Note that this approach results in showing West to have 10 black cards, thus making him the prime candidate to be long in Clubs. (Continued on page 19)

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Triple hitter program for AAUW Jan. 28 meeting A trio of outstanding artists in their field will head the program at the AAUW (American Association of University Women) meeting on Monday, Jan. 28. Lee Knight, folk musician extraordinaire, will open the program with a traditional mountain song. Lee, who has recorded with Yo Yo Ma and the Kronos Quartet, is currently working on a book of ballads and folk songs. He appears regularly at the Asheville Mountain Dance and Folk Song Festival and the Lake Junaluska Folk Festival. Following Lee’s performance, George Ellison, and his wife, artist Elizabeth Ellison, will discuss and display some of the artwork

in George’s most recent work, world of the Smokies. “Permanent Camp: Poetry, Art Each year George conducts and Music From the Smokies.” natural and history workshops. Elizabeth is His lecture sites the book’s illushave included Want to go? trator. George the NC Arboreand Lee will What: Artists highlight tum, the Univeralso team up to at AAUW meeting sity of Tennesp e r f o r m p o r- When: Monday, Jan. 28 see’s “Smoky tions of some of Mountains George’s poems Where: Tryon Presbyterian Field School” that Lee has set Fellowship Hall, and The Great Tryon to music. Smoky MounGeorge Ellitains Associason is a noted naturalist, writer tion. His wife, Elizabeth, is an and lecturer. “Permanent Camp: award-winning watercolorist, Poetry, Art and Music From papermaker and illustrator. She the Smokies,” is a collection of frequently gathers and processes poetry and prose celebrating liv- Appalachian plants to make the ing in and observing the natural handmade papers she incorpo-

rates into her art. Her work is sold across the United States. George and Elizabeth have lived in the mountains near Bryson City since the 1970s. AAUW (American Association of University Women) is a nationwide network of university women whose goal is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. The Tryon Branch of AAUW will meet Monday, Jan. 28 at 1:30 p.m. at the Tryon Presbyterian Fellowship Hall, The meeting is open to the public. Refreshments will be served. – article submitted by Audrey Ortiz

• Bridge

and wins the opening Queen of Diamonds lead in his hand. He then leads a Heart to dummy’s Queen and returns a Heart, playing small from his hand.

can win in his hand and ruff his other “losing” Heart in dummy with the Spade Queen. He then draws trumps and claims his slam.

(continued from page 18)

South is playing 6 Spades

This maneuver aims at guarding against a 5-1 Heart break, which is the main risk to making the contract. No matter what the opponents lead back, declarer

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Midway Baptist youth helps PBA Care Kitchen serve lunch Free lunches served every Friday On Friday, Dec. 21, the Polk Baptist Association (PBA) Care Kitchen lunch was prepared by the Midway Baptist Church youth. The College and Career group from the church served delicious pasta, salad and banana pudding to those who came by PBA. Shown volunteering are Jennifer Taylor, associate pastor Peter McDonald, Nicholas Morse and Sam Vining. Absent from the picture were William and Jody Morse who also helped as 29 persons were served that day. Free lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. every Friday. All are welcome. Also, coats are distributed to those in need in the lower level of the PBA building at 208 Blanton Street, Columbus. - article submitted by Ann Carswell

Youth volunteer at Care Kitchen. (photo submitted)

Looking for a way to make a difference? Become a Volunteer! Outreach needs your caring hands and helping heart

We have positions open in all areas. Please call Anna McClure at 828.894.2988 for more information. Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry P.O. Box 834, Columbus, NC 28722 (828) 894-2988


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Mink presents ‘Getting your farm to scale’ workshop Feb. 8 Join Mountain BizWorks’ As Lee learned more about FARE of the Carolinas on Friday, big agribusiness and its detriFeb. 8, 2013 from 9 a.m.-noon ments to the health of land and for Lee Mink’s “Getting Your humans, he became an activist Farm to Scale,” in the sustainworkshop. able farming Want to go? The premovement, runsentation will What: “Getting Your Farm ning year-round be held at Mill to Scale” workshops Spring Agricul- Workshop and working ture Center. This When: Friday, Feb. 8. as a foundingp r e s e n t a t i o n 9 a.m. to noon farmer for Slow includes real Where: Mill Spring Food Foothills, life examples Ag Center, a sub-chapter of how to get Mill Spring of Slow Food your farm to just Asheville. the right scale, His 2013 growing not too much and not too farming workshop series enlittle, as well as an opportunity courages the concept that “a for questions and answers. If you sustainable successful tomorrow are interested in learning a high- depends on the gardens we are yield system of sustainable agri- planting today.” culture, what to grow and how to Today, Mink owns Leap grow it, this is a Farm, located workshop you “I didn’t choose farming; in Polk County. will not want to This biofarming chose me.” miss. diverse, GMO-- Lee Mink free, sustainable Lee Mink started farming farm specializes in Alabama as a home gardener in in organic methods and growthe 1980s, with the aim of provid- ing diversity for local markets. ing healthy food for his family. Lee chooses to sell his produce Less-than-ideal soil forced Lee to within a 25-mile range of the learn how to improve, conserve farm. He insists that at its esand enrich soil organically. This sence, sustainable farming is all is his first passion for ensuring about local service – local farms the highest and healthiest yields providing food to local residents off his farms, and he works this and restaurants. Lee is also an instruction into every program expert in marketing and value he presents. added products. He sells both “I didn’t choose farming; direct, wholesale and retail and farming chose me,” Lee said. will share his method for having

everything sold before the seeds go in the ground. The workshop will also cover tips for marketing your business including direct sales, tailgate markets, roadside stands and honor-system stands. Developing your market for everything you grow is key to a successful business plan. Diversity of crops, specialty crops and value added products are the building blocks of great sales. Diversity spreads risks and increases profitability. Lee is enthusiastic about educating and sharing his agricultural experience. He firmly believes that building successful local economies is based on local agriculture. This is a presentation you will not want to miss. Join the group at 9 a.m. for coffee and light refreshments. This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP. Mountain BizWorks is pleased to sponsor this workshop and to have Lee Mink share his expertise with the community to help local farmers learn to grow their businesses to scale and increase profitability. “We are lucky to have Lee Mink farming in our community,” said Jo Ann Miksa-Blackwell, director of rural entrepreneurship at Mountain BizWorks, “and even luckier that he is so willing to share his knowledge and wisdom with the community.” Participants are sure to come

Lee Mink

away with knowledge, connections, and a new way of looking at sustainable agriculture. Mountain BizWorks is a nonprofit organization providing lending, consulting, and training to small businesses in Western NC. FARE of the Carolinas, an initiative of Mountain BizWorks, aims to build a more vibrant local economy in the region through agriculture and rural enterprise development. For more information about Mountain BizWorks or this event, contact Ashley Epling, or 828-253-2834 ext. 27; or register online at The ag center is located at 156 School Road, Mill Spring. – article submitted by Carol Lynn Jackson

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Saluda School receives two grants Polk County Community Foundation recently awarded Saluda School’s Title I class two grants totaling $600. The grants received were used to purchase reading materials and games, along with the use of two websites that build reading comprehension. (photo submitted)

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Betty Chamberlain in Second Wind Hall of Fame Betty Chamberlain was inducted into the Second Wind Hall of Fame by the sponsorship of Tryon Estates. Nancy McKinstry, Tryon Estates Executive Director, presented the Second Wind certificate to Betty at a director’s meeting, with the explanation that Tryon Estates is very proud of those residents who give so much of their time and energies to volunteer services in the community. Chamberlain is a very dedicated nursing professional who helped organize the respite volunteers group at Tryon Estates. She also volunteers her nursing skills in 11th hour counseling for the Hospice of the Carolina Foothills agency. For many years Chamberlain served as a Stephens Minister for her Tryon Presbyterian Church. The Second Wind Hall of Fame has been active for more than 30 years in the Thermal Belt area. Its mission is to identify and celebrate those community volunteers whose service provides such a significant improvement in their community. Volunteers who are inducted have a record of outstanding service in retirement to at least three local community service organizations, for at least three years, and are sponsored by one of the organizations served. Currently, more than 180 community volunteers have

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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. 26 at 7 p.m.

Nancy McKinstry with Betty Chamberlain. (photo submitted)

been inducted into SWHF. Chamberlain and husband Tom, were born and raised their family in New Jersey. Betty earned her professional nursing degree in the college now called New Jersey State University. Her career includes


Cello and piano concert, Green Creek resident Kathleen Foster, cello, will be joined by Alison Moore, piano, for a concert on Sunday, Jan. 27 in the Daniel Recital Hall of Converse College. The concert, which features the Debussy and Rachmaninoff sonatas for cello and piano, will begin with the Couperin Pieces en Concert. The concert begins at 3 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Foxhunter’s Cup informational meeting Sunday, Jan. 27 at 3 p.m. at the TR&HC office at 6985 S NC Hwy 9, Columbus, NC 28722.

positions of director of nursing in that state. After retiring to North Carolina, she continued to teach nursing subjects at Isothermal Community College. – article submitted by Larry Poe


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 or visit

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Hospice House welcomes new full-time resident Wells Fargo in Landrum has provided for a new resident at the Hospice House. Mack is a big pony who was used by Wells Fargo during a promotional display in December. “We decided to bring Mack to the Hospice House for their playroom for families of guests,” said Angela Thompson, Wells Fargo’s Landrum store manager. Mack will reside in the children’s playroom, located at the end of the patient wing. “He fits right in to this community and is a welcome addition to our House,” said Gwen Painter, Hospice House director. “With all the families who visit the Hospice House, there is no doubt he will be well loved.” Pictured left to right are Gwen Painter, Mack and Angela Thompson. (photo submitted by Mar sha VanHecke)

Want to go? What: Dairy goat workshop When: Saturday, Feb. 2, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Where: Emerald Springs Farm, 5860 S. N.C. 9 Hwy, Tryon. At Emerald Springs Farm our goats supply all the milk and cheese for our family, saving us thousands of dollars a year. The kudzu that was in the tops of our large trees is completely gone, as is the poison ivy and most of the greenbriar. Join Emerald Springs Farm for a three-hour workshop to learn what it takes to set up a home dairy operation. Tour our farm and we’ll show you the basics needed to keep a healthy, happy dairy goat. We’ll cover

land, shelter and fencing, feed, health care, equipment, time and money requirements. We’ll also talk about goat psychology – an important consideration for these intelligent social animals. We’ll talk about breeding, kidding and kid care. Important food safety and milk and cheese handling techniques will be taught. You can sample goat milk and cheese to see how great they taste. Cheese-making techniques used to produce cheese and yogurt will be discussed. The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 2 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Call Lee or Bill Barker at 828-863-4162 to reserve a place. The workshop size is limited. Emerald Springs Farm is located in the Green Creek area at 5860 S NC 9 Hwy, Tryon. – article submitted by Lee Barker

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If you’re looking for a reliable source of clean, great tasting milk, consider a dairy goat. A good quality dairy goat can provide a family with 10 to 14 gallons of milk per week. Goats and people began their partnership about 10,000 years ago and goats genuinely enjoy human companionship. Goat milk is extremely nutritious and easier to digest than cow milk. It acts as a universal milk replacer for many mammals - our farm has provided milk to help rescue baby guinea pigs, deer, cats, dogs and rabbits. Clean goat milk tastes great and can be used to make any type of cheese. Can you make cheese? The first evidence of cheese making dates to 7,000 years ago; most of us have kitchens and equipment that are fully capable of producing delicious, clean cheese.

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