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Tryon Daily Bulletin

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Vol. 85 / No. 250

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Robert Williamson with the House of Flags announced yesterday that The University of North Carolina TV (UNCTV) program will feature the museum Thursday, Feb. 7 at 9 p.m. and again Friday, feb. 8 at 8:30 p.m. Look for the UNCTV channel on your cable/ satellite.

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. 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. (Continued on page 2)

A construction worker moves gravel around the site of St. Luke’s Plaza Tuesday, Jan. 29 as work continues on the historic building. The property, purchased by Bob lane last year, is one of several renovation projects underway in Tryon aiming to eventually enhance the look and feel of the city for residents and visitors. Crews are also working to complete upgrades to the Tryon Fine Arts Center as part of its improvement plans. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

EMS says efforts made to address volunteer complaints by Samantha Hurst

Polk County EMS and Emergency Services Director Sandra Halford says the EMS department, including medical director Dr. Alison Owens, made multiple efforts in the past to work with volunteers

who felt training opportunities were not convenient or requirements were too stringent. “We’ve tried to work with them,” Halford said. Volunteers recently claimed the number of training hours required for first responders

and the availability of training courses caused an unnecessary burden on people in the county willing to sacrifice their time to help others. Commissioners felt the issue had gotten so (Continued on page 4)

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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. Polk County Economic & Tourism Development Commission (ETDC) meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the First Peak Visitor Center conference room, 20 E. Mills St., Columbus. For information, call 828-894-2895. Female Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, 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. 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 in-

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clude ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; devotions, 10 a.m.; bingo or movie, 12:30 p.m.; grocery shopping, 1 p.m.; yoga, 6 p.m. 828-894-0001. House of Flags Museum, open Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 33 Gibson Street, Columbus. Landrum Library, Lap Babies, 10 a.m., 20- 25 minute session for young children and care givers includes music, nursery rhymes, action poems and short books. Storytime at 10:30 a.m. for preschoolers includes books, music and fingerplays. Call 828457-2218. Polk County Historical Association, open Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. AA Open Discussion Meeting, Happy, Joyous and Free, noon on Thursdays, Columbus United Methodist Church, 76 N. Peak Street, across from Stearns gym. Rotary Club of Tryon, meets every Thursday at noon at Tryon Presbyterian Church on Harmon Field Rd. Al-Anon: Foothills Come to Believe, Thursdays, 7 p.m., Polk Wellness Center, 155 W. Mills St., Suite 202, Columbus. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba exercise class, Thursdays 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., in gym. Mill Spring VFW Post 10349, bingo, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. (year round). 828-894-5098. 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.


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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. Classical guitar concert, On Friday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m., classical guitarists Matthew Smith and Chance Glass from Columbia, S.C., will perform a benefit concert for the Mill Spring Agricultural Center’s farm Store. Info: or call the Farm Store at 828 894-8028 or 828 863-4377. Narcotics Anon., Saluda Senior Center, Friday, 8 p.m.


Green Creek Community Center, Zumba class, Saturdays, 9 a.m. Grassroots Art Project, holds art classes to benefit Lennie’s Fund and the Humane Society, Saturdays from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. There is no fee for the class and all materials will be provided. Classes are held at the Holy Cross Episcopal Church on Melrose Ave. in Tryon. Call 828-899-0673 for more information. 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.


Violinist Miles Hoffman at Landrum Presbyterian, Miles Hoffman, renowned violist and NPR commentator, will be joined by Reiko Uchida for a performance at Landrum Presbyterian Church on Feb. 3 at 3 p.m. The event is free and open to all. Sponsored by the Mary Comerford Memorial Fund.


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 or visit NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family Mem(Continued on page 23)

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Mammograms on wheels

The Bearden-Josey Mobile Mammography unit from Spartanburg Regional hospital set up shop outside the Landrum Library Tuesday, Jan. 29. The unit traveled to Landrum in an effort to make it more convenient for area women to receive a mammogram. If you are in need of a mammogram you can schedule an appointment with Spartanburg Regional or determine the next location of the mobile unit, by calling 864-560-7999. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

4 Tryon Daily Bulletin  / The World’s Smallest Daily Newspaper Play: Picasso at the Lapin Agile Author: Steve Martin Type of Play: An hilarious comedy Roles: 7 men ages 23 to 60 3 women ages 19 - middle age Director: Richard Sharkey Audition Dates/Times/Places: Saturday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. at TLT Workshop Sunday, Feb. 3 at 2 PM at Sunnydale Auditions will consist of reading from the play. For further information call Richard Sharkey at 1-828-749-3810. If you have any questions about this information, call Betty Brewer at 894-8722 or 817-3843.

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bad, on Jan. 7 they voted 4-1 to seek a new medical director. Since then current medical director Dr. Allison Owens has submitted her resignation and will leave the post as of Feb. 15. Halford said up until two or three years ago training was offered for volunteers four times a month through Isothermal Community College. The classes were held once on Tuesday morning, once on the second Tuesday night of the month and two others on Monday nights picked by first responders. She said some of the classes would even rotate from department to department. In 2010 there was a problem filling the classes. Halford said for example, there might be one class with only eight people in it one night and another with only four. She said this created an issue for the college, which could no longer afford to send instructors over that often. At that point the system was forced to pair down to two classes. “In talking with them and through a survey of first responders, the majority voted to get it done in 12-hour increments,” Halford said. She said the system had also lowered its hour requirement for certification each year from 36 to 24. She said at the end of the year a group of EMS training officers met and asked if one three-hour course a month could be thrown in to accommodate those who couldn’t make weekend courses. Halford said she agreed to make that happen. Halford said the system has even honored hour-for-hour what a first responder gets in training from another county, so long as it matches up with the level of training taught in Polk County. According to Halford, Hen-

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“Some of the rescue squad members [while he was commissioner] were upset with Sandra Halford and they came to me complaining about it. I told them they needed to take their complaints to the county manager.” -- Harry Denton

derson County requires 36 hours of training each year. Henderson County’s EMS director did not return calls to confirm this requirement. Halford said Polk County does also require ITLS certification for trauma, which Rutherford County also requires, and an additional pediatric emergency medicine course. Halford has been a paramedic since 1998 and has worked with the Polk County system for 22 and a half years, serving as the EMS director since 1999. She said she also must obtain re-certification and a total of 36 continuing education hours to continue working as a paramedic. She said she does not believe it is overly taxing to complete required training hours each year. Commissioner chair Michael Gage at one time said there has been a problem related to communication and the obtaining of training within EMS for eight to 10 years. Harry Denton served as a Polk County Commissioner for four years, being elected in 2002 and leaving the commission in 2006. He said in all his years as a commissioner he never felt the community was unhappy with the system. “[Dr. Owens and Halford] did a very good job. Not one person in Polk County had ever complained to me about the service EMS provided,” Denton said. (Continued on page 5)

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Denton said he feels the problem lies with volunteers not liking Halford. “Some of the rescue squad members [while he was commissioner] were upset with Sandra Halford and they came to me complaining about it. I told them they needed to take their complaints to the county manager,” Denton said. Volunteers said concerns they raised then and now regarding problems within EMS were ignored. Nicholas Edwards, who works full-time with Saluda Fire and Rescue and volunteers said volunteers with several other departments voiced complaints about how things were being run on multiple occasions to both Halford and county manger Ryan Whitson. “Another thing that bugs

me is how political it has gotten,” Edwards said. “When you are dealing with someone’s life you can’t let politics get in the way.” Edwards said he felt Whitson disregarded complaints because Whitson was friends with Halford. Whitson is currently away on deployment but commented via phone. Whitson said no complaint was ignored. Whitson said he feels volunteers might say so because it is easier to be critical of someone 650 miles away. “I have a great deal of respect for volunteers in service to our county and country,” Whitson said. “One of my last acts as manager was to request funding for two EMTs so volunteers would not have to drive ambulances for the county on the weekends.” Halford also said claims that complaints were ignored were untrue.

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She however would not comment as to whether she thought a new medical director would solve volunteers’ concerns. Gage said a better solution has to be found to repair issues within the emergency medical system. “It’s got to be everybody working to get that done,” Gage said. “I sure hope we can figure it out because I couldn’t imagine what it would cost us if we didn’t have those volunteers in the county.” What Halford said she could speak to was the dedication of everyone in the system – volunteers and paid staff – to keeping the county safe. “This is one of the best EMS systems there is and the reason its one of the best is because the people care,” Halford said. “We have had patients call and thank us because we’re not afraid to hold your hand. To us, you’re not just a patient,


“I sure hope we can figure it out because I couldn’t imagine what it would cost us if we didn’t have those volunteers in the county.” -- Michael Gage

you’re somebody’s mother, your somebody’s brother.” Halford said the quality of care given in the county matters greatly to her because she and her family live here too. “I want to know the service provided here is the best care there is,” she said. Editor ’s note: Messages in recent weeks have also been left with Sunny View Fire and Rescue, Mill Spring Fire Department, Saluda Fire Department and Tryon Fire Department to seek further volunteer comments, but those calls have not been returned.

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Foster Creek Preserve asks to annex another 2.66 acres by Leah Justice

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Foster Creek Preserve has asked the Town of Columbus to annex 2.66 of newly acquired property into town limits. Columbus Town Council met Jan. 17 and directed staff to investigate the sufficiency of the petition, which is required prior to moving forward with a public hearing. Columbus Town Manager Jonathan Kanipe said staff will investigate the sufficiency of the petition and gather more information during the succeeding months. Kanipe said staff did confirm that the request is for the former Stagg property, which Forest City Land Group has had an option for some time. Kanipe also said staff is currently investigating how the proposed annexation would be reflected in the adopted master plan and development agreement for the property, as well as its impact on the approved special use permit for the property. The proposed annexation is the first matter of business to come


Herminio Maldonado Chavez

Herminio Maldonado Chavez, 49, of Green Creek, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 in the Hospice House of the Carolina Foothills, Columbus. Born in Mexico, he was the son of Atanacio and Rafaela Maldonado Chavez of Green Creek. Mr. Chavez moved to America in 1983 and became a citizen in 1997. He worked at Hatch Plant (Milliken) in Columbus. Mr. Chavez attended Renovation Baptist Church in Columbus. He was a loving son, father, husband, brother, uncle, grandfather and friend. A valuable human being who fought cancer until the last minute, he had peace with Jehovah and believed that we will

before town council concerning Foster Creek since 2011 when the town approved a development agreement with developers. The development agreement was approved in September 2011 by a split vote of council. The development currently includes 1,065 acres off Houston Road and Hwy. 108. Columbus approved the master plan in 2009 and a special use permit in 2010. The development agreement includes the town owning the water lines and a water storage tank the development plans to build. Foster Creek also plans to construct an emergency operations center on site with a generator as well as pay for a police officer for two years and a new police vehicle for the town. The development agreement included that the first 100 lots would be developed between the 2012 and 2014 timeframe. Lot development is expected to continue until 2030.

see each other again on the day of resurrection. Surviving in addition to his parents is his wife of 19 years, Maribel Chavez; two sons, Robert Chavez and Alan Chavez; two daughters, Karmen Uribe and Libby Chavez; one grandson, Anthony Uribe. He was one of 12 children. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 in the Green Creek First Baptist Church, Green Creek, with Dr. Don McIntyre officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6-7:30 p.m. in the McFarland Funeral Chapel. An online guest register is available at

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Columbus applies for HandMade in America program by Leah Justice

The Town of Columbus has officially applied to be a part of HandMade in America Small Towns program. Columbus Town Council met Jan. 17 and were updated by town manager Jonathan Kanipe that the town submitted its application on Jan. 4. Columbus was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Polk County Community Foundation to pursue a partnership with HandMade in America. The grant

would support the community assessment for the HandMade in America project, Kanipe said. The town should receive word in the near future regarding its application. Kanipe also told council that in association with HandMade in America, Columbus recently wrote a partner letter indicating its participation with HandMade for a portion of a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant called, “Our Town.”

The NEA grant funds local art and culture projects and would also be used to assist the town’s programming with HandMade. Although not a grant specifically for Columbus, Kanipe said, if HandMade in America is approved, some of the money would benefit Columbus in an indirect way. HandMade in America is based in western North Carolina and over the past 15 years has attracted $52 million in investment

and created hundreds of new jobs. HandMade in America currently works with 13 small towns in 10 counties, connecting them with funders and resources that support their community projects. Communities currently working with HandMade in America include Andrews, Bakersville, Bryson City, Chimney Rock, Crossnore, Hayesville, Marshall, Mars Hill, Old Fort, Robbinsville, Todd and West Jefferson.

Tryon council responds to turning down Jervey-Palmer by Leah Justice

After being offered the JerveyPalmer building at no cost from the Polk County Board of Commissioners and turning the offer down, Tryon council members responded to questions of why. Tryon Town Council met Jan. 15 and heard from Nowell Guffey who asked why the town did not take the property to sell it. Polk County offered to give the Jervey-Palmer building to Tryon but after finding lead and asbestos and questioning underground tanks, the town decided to turn down the offer late last year. The town had been talking to Daystar Enterprises who planned to take the building in exchange for purchasing Tryon a building to house its maintenance shed. Daystar Enterprises offered the county $50,000 for the building and property, which was accepted with no upset bids offered. “I was a little shocked no one bid,” Guffey told Tryon council. “It’s five acres in one of the nicest residential areas in Tryon. My comments would be why didn’t the town take it and sell it to this guy?” Commissioner Doug Arbogast said the town was worried about the phase II study on the property. The county did a phase I study on the property after the town requested it, then the town requested a phase II study before it would consider accepting the property.

The county countered and offered to remove the storage tanks, which would have been less costly than doing a phase II study. Commissioner Roy Miller said the town had no guarantees on the trade off and, “didn’t want to be left holding the bag on that building.” Tryon Mayor Alan Peoples said the town has talked to other people about the building and it had asbestos, x-rays and fuel poured on the ground.

Miller added that the town faced a similar situation years ago with the former Massey building across from the fire department and town hall. He said the town learned its lesson after purchasing the building for what seemed like a good deal at approximately $40,000. The town had plans to construct public restrooms in the Massey building and construct sleeping quarters for the fire department upstairs. The town en-

countered major issues with the Massey building and had to tear it down. The town later constructed restrooms at Rogers Park. Polk County is working to close on the Jervey-Palmer building property with Daystar. The county vacated the building in 2011 that formerly housed county offices. The 17,777 square foot building situated on 4.92 acres off Carolina Drive in Tryon was originally constructed as St. Luke’s Hospital.

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Ours Domestic violence, sex abuse require dedicated opponent Sheriff Donald Hill knew the strength of his force would be shored up by the addition of at least one more investigator. He also knew what he planned to task this investigator with would require an intense level of dedication. Det. Sgt. B.J. Bayne joined the Polk County Sheriff’s Department at the beginning of this year focusing primarily on domestic violence and sexual abuse offenses. Credit is due to the department for entrusting these delicate cases with a committed individual focused solely on protecting victims of such crimes. Evidence shows in the multiple arrests made this month alone that even in a small county people are not protected from violent crimes. Crimes such as these, in particular, are more times than not committed by people the victim knows personally. Steps to HOPE Executive Director Rachel Ramsey said the addition of a domestic violence and sex crimes investigator means more victims of such crimes might see justice. “By the time court dates roll around too often victims are getting uncomfortable, they are getting scared and often times intimidated,” Ramsey said. “This on a regular basis causes the case to be dropped because the client doesn’t show up to court. With the sheriff’s department dedicating an officer to these cases, I think we’ll see more adjudication.” Ramsey said her agency is particularly enthusiastic to see Bayne, who worked with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in the past, return. She said she knows Bayne to be someone who is easy to talk to and compassionate. “The collaboration is invaluable; when we can work together we can get the best results for victims,” Ramsey said. “I think victims see that

connection between the sheriff’s department and Steps to HOPE and it makes them more willing to come forward.” The sheriff’s office is also located next door to Steps to HOPE, which Ramsey said allows officers to interview victims in a less threatening environment and provides for open communication between the department and the agency. Ramsey said officers are also given palm cards with Steps to HOPE information to provide to potential victims, especially in situations when a potential abuser has not been arrested. “We’re all in this together,” Ramsey said. “We have to support each other and we know if we get reports from them we can work closely with the victim.” Sheriff Hill and his force likely did all they could do over the past few years to ensure these victims were not ignored but without a steadfast investigator the issue gets lost in the deluge of other crimes to solve. Ramsey said she is encouraged too by an aim within the district attorney’s office to dedicate additional manpower toward domestic violence and sexual assaults. The district attorney’s office, which covers Polk, Henderson and Transylvania counties, plans to submit a grant proposal to the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission to provide funds for a dedicated assistant district attorney to handle domestic violence cases. Ramsey said Steps to HOPE and other domestic violence prevention agencies in Henderson and Transylvania counties have signed off on the proposal. “People are beginning to say, ‘Wait a minute, we’ve got to do something about domestic violence and sexual abuse,’” Ramsey said. - Tryon Daily Bulletin Staff

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Yours Democratic process To the editor: Excuse me for saying so Mr. (James) Moore but since when is throwing away 10 years of planning, studies and hard work by scores of Polk County residents to preserve and protect our slopes, “in the best interest of all Polk County?” Since when is passing a resolution to extend a lengthy and costly water line, not “for a certain group of people?” And since when is not having a published agenda for the public county commissioner’s meeting part of a true democratic process? “Moving on,” Mr. Moore, does not mean to relinquish our rights, our duties, nor our responsibilities as citizens, to participate fully in the democratic process. It requires that we expect, and remind our elected officials to be true public servants, to conduct themselves with integrity, seek knowledge before making decisions and use transparency in doing so. We did elect these new commissioners: we did not give them “carte Blanche.” - Marie King, Tryon

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Soup kitchen to be held at Tryon Fire Department Feb. 11 Carry-out orders available The Polk County Sheriff’s Office and Tryon Fire Department will host a soup kitchen on Monday, Feb. 11 from 4-6 p.m. This will be for carry-out orders only this time. The menu will include potato soup and chili beans with cornbread and crackers. Churches and other organizations are asked to place large orders by noon on Feb. 11. Volunters will also ride with deputies to help deliver meals across the county to citizens. As always, donations are welcomed to support this program. For more information, call the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 828-894-3001. – article submitted by Kim Pack

Pam Searcy, Barbara Thompson and Kim Pack serve up bowls of soup to go at the fire department and sheriff’s office’s first joint soup kitchen held in January 2012. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

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out building (storage/carlineman. 828-817-2744 port), electric, septic, wa1957 35 horsepower ter, garden, irrogation sysJohnson comes with the tem, wildlife food plot. original trailer & original OMMERCIAL Seller will pay for new surparts. Overall good condiOR ENT vey and closing cost. tion. Can go in the water $85,000. Call today! $4500 for every Offices and possible retail 828-817-5845 thing. 864-497-2976 space available in downtown Columbus. Ample parking and one of the ANTED O highest daily traffic counts UY EHICLES OTTAGE in Polk County. Particularly interested in comWE BUY puter related business and Tryon Valley willing to trade portions of Cheap running cars and Attractive 3BR, LR w/ FP, rent in exchange for serv- junk cars. Up to $1000.00. W/D, DW. Screened porch ices. 828 817-1068 Come to your location. Fenced yard. $700 mo. FAST SERVICE. 828-691-2297 (828) 289 - 4938







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Laurel Lake Music Society Inc. announces scholarships The Laurel Lake Music Society, Inc. at Tryon Estates has announced the names of the high school students who have been selected for a full scholarship to the Cannon Summer Music Camp at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. The Camp will be from June 29 to July 20, 2013. The scholarships are made possible by the generous donations of residents of Tryon Estates in Columbus. Scholarships

totaling more than $112,000 have been awarded to Landrum and Polk County High School students by the Laurel Lake Music Society during the past 11 years. Attendance at the summer camp will enhance the music skills of these students and increase their understanding of music. This is often shared with other students upon their return, thus enhancing the overall school music programs. Al and

Stella Hart are the co-chairs of the scholarship committee. Since 1969 Cannon Music Camp has offered the most comprehensive course of musical instruction in the Southeast, with intensive college preparatory work in performance and music theory. Ensemble performance is stressed, along with experience in choir, orchestra, band, jazz and chamber music. The students selected for scholarships in 2013 are:

• Dakota Cox, Landrum HS, playing piano • Emily Gage, PCHS, playing percussion • Lee Jackson, Landrum HS, playing piano • Colby McGuinn, PCHS, playing baritone saxophone • Spencer Taunton, PCHS, playing percussion. • Jessica Woods, PCHS, playing percussion - article submitted by Al Hart

District One Schools K4 and K5 registration information District One Schools will hold registration for five-yearold kindergarten on March 7 in all elementary schools. Registration will be held from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. in each school. Registration for screening for 4-year-old programs will also be held the same day and time. Students must meet eligibility requirements in order to be served in 4-year-old programs. To register a child for kindergarten, the following must be met and/or provided: • Child must be 5 years old by September 1, 2013.

• Must provide verification of a birth certificate supplied by the state in which child was born. A hospital birth certificate is not acceptable. (A copy of the original birth certificate will be made and returned at registration.) • Must provide a completed immunization certificate from the state of South Carolina or a medical exemption certificate. Pink immunization records are not acceptable documents. • Must provide proof of residency which must be documented using one of the follow-

ing: tax receipt, rental receipt, deed to property, lease or realtor contract. To register a child for 4-yearold screening: • Child must be 4 years old by September 1, 2013. Based on screening results, the child may or may not be placed in the 4-year-old program. • Must provide verification of a birth certificate supplied by the state in which child was born. A hospital birth certificate is not acceptable. (A copy of the original birth certificate will be made and returned at

registration.) • Must provide an up-to-date or completed immunization certificate from the state of South Carolina or a medical exemption certificate. Pink immunization records are not acceptable documents. • Must provide proof of residency which must be documented using one of the following: tax receipt, rental receipt, deed to property, lease or realtor contract. - article submitted by Paula Brooks

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Haythorn-Zappe engagment Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Haythorn of Madison, Ala. announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Ruth Haythorn, to Richard Norman Zappe, son of Dr. and Mrs. Harold Zappe of Harvest, Ala. Haythorn is the granddaughter of Barbara Haythorn and the late Joseph Willis Haythorn of Tryon, and Mr. Ray Ewell Folmar and Shirley Folmar of Lynn Haven, Fla. Haythorn is a 2008 graduate of Bob Jones High School. She graduated from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa with a degree in civil engineering. Zappe is the grandson of the late Morris Roberts and the late Midlred Roberts as well as Inge van Roojan and the late Herbert Zappe, all of Capetown, South Africa. Zappe is a 2006 graduate of Sparkman High School. He

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graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in aerospace engineering and is currently employed by Benchmark Electronics in Huntsville, Ala. The two will be married June 15, 2013. – article submitted

Clemson University president and dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester Clemson University president’s and dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester are as follows: President’s list Yousuke Zen Matsui of Campobello, who is majoring in electrical engineering; Benjamin Thomas Sandifer of Campobello, who is majoring in biological sciences; Gurtej Singh of Campobello, who is majoring in computer science; Hannah Lee Barton of Landrum, who is majoring in nursing; Andrew Ray Gosnell of Landrum, who is majoring in nursing; Rosaruth Farrar Parton of Landrum, who is majoring in elementary education; and Eric Daniel Wilson of Landrum, who is majoring in psychology. Dean’s list

Brian Kamron Kerr of Landrum, who is majoring in agricultural mechanization and business; Adam William Bachman of Landrum, who is majoring in biochemistry; John Heath Alexander of Campobello, who is majoring in civil engineering; Maranda Lane Williams of Campobello, who is majoring in communication studies; Jordan David Skellie of Campobello, who is majoring in construction science and management; Megan Rae Betzel of Landrum, who is majoring in general engineering; Corina Marie Mundry of Landrum, who is majoring in landscape architecture; and Taylor Lee Elsey of Landrum, who is majoring in psychology. - article submitted

Meeting Place bridge results, Jan. 23 Results of the Wednesday afternoon bridge play at The Meeting Place in Columbus were: First – Margaret Kennard

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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. 828749-1070. 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. Landrum Presbyterian Church, 404 E Rutherford St., Landrum. Sunday, Feb. 3, Reiko Uchida will join renowned violinist and NPR commentator Miles Hoffman for a performance at 3 p.m. Mill Spring Agricultural Center (MSAC), 156 School Road, Mill Spring. Friday, Feb. 1, Classic Guitar Concert, featuring renowned guitarists Matthew Smith and Chance Glass. Tickets can be purchased at the Mill Spring Farm Store or buy calling 828-863-4377. All proceeds go to benefit the Mill Spring Farm Store. Richard C. Baker Studio, 18 Church Street, Saluda. Saturday, Feb. 2, Benefit for Steps to HOPE, the first Groundhog Day Party from 6 to 9 p.m. Skyuka Fine Art, 133 N. Trade St., Tryon. Now featuring new works by local artist Richard Christian Nelson. Currently featuring an award winning portrait by Richard Christian Nelson, receiving an honorary mention from the Portrait Society of America Members Only Competition. 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. Saturday, Feb. 2 Box Clasp workshop with Dan Haga. 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,,

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Live Music THURSDAY, JAN. 31 Purple Onion Darlyne Cain


Larkin’s in Columbus Speedwell Purple Onion Fred Whiskin Saluda Grade Café Old time fiddle and banjo tunes


Hare & Hound Live music w/ Daryl Rice


Live Entertainment Party Place & Event Center Free Flight Purple Onion Scoot Pittman Zenzera Speedwell


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

TUESDAY, FEB. 5 Zenzera Open mic night

Movies Tryon Theater, 45 S. Trade St., Tryon. Jan. 30 - Feb. 3 - Life of Pi Feb. 6 - 10 - Lincoln

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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‘Shucks!’ Polk County senior center hosting fundraiser The Meeting Place Senior Center will host a Shucks “Pearls of Purpose” event on Friday, Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. to raise much needed funds for its many programs benefitting the deserving senior residents of Polk County. “We aim to raise $1,500 or more. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life and to support independent living for senior residents of Polk County. With a staff of eight and the help of 50 volunteers, we provide recreational and social activities, educational opportunities, and many other much needed services such as providing in-home and on site meals, Medicare counsel-

ing and information and referral jewelry items ready to purchase services,” said Pam Doty. for your sweetheart. Polk County Senior CenIn addition, a spaghetti lunch ters is partnering with Shucks will be available from 11:30 a.m. Pearls from to 12:30 p.m. Yo n d e r w a y s “These aren’t your mom’s for lunchtime for a Valentines shoppers who themed event. standard string of white call The MeetThe “Pearls for pearls, although we do ing Place (894Purpose” event have AAA Graded pearl 0001) by 4 p.m. will be hosted Feb. 7. A doat The Meeting strands.” nation will get -- Donna Lyerly you lunch and Place, located at 75 Carmel Lane, a pair of pearl Columbus. Participants can shop earrings – a special deal courtesy for genuine pearl jewelry with of Yonderways. 25 cent of every $1 spent goMost often folks regard genuing directly to the Polk Country ine pearl jewelry as being very Senior Center programs. There expensive and something worn will be on hand hundreds of pearl solely for special occasions.

“These aren’t your mom’s standard string of white pearls, although we do have AAA Graded pearl strands,” says Donna Lyerly, a partner of the Hendersonville based company. “Our pearls come in a myriad of shapes, colors, and quality. And we are very honored to share Shucks Pearls with supporters of the Polk County Senior Centers.” Unable to attend this event? You can still purchase beautiful items online, receive free shipping and support the Polk County Senior Centers until Feb. 15 by going to and use the coupon code polk15. - article submitted

Student publication’s poetry contest now open to public Submission deadline submission March 1 Isothermal Community College’s literary magazine, “The Anuran” is now considering for publication student contributions in the areas of photography, cover design, essay, narrative and poetry. The poetry segment of this competition is also open to poets at large. All work must be submitted by the March 1 deadline. Winners and honorable mentions in each category will be published in the

Anuran and recognized publicly. Cash prizes will be awarded in the amount of $100 for first, $50 for second and $25 for third place. Entrants may submit two poems of any length that have not previously been published. The winner will be notified no later than May 1. Receipt of submissions will not be acknowledged. All winning poems are subject to reasonable copy editing before publication. This year the college is also excited to announce the addition of a new category: young poets.

Anyone in Rutherford, Polk, Cleveland and McDowell counties between the ages of 5 and 12 may enter. Look through your portfolios, dig through your English essays or send in your best photo, poem or cover design. Entries should be submitted to Elisabeth Barrows or Erin Balmer, Faculty Suite, Administration Building, second floor. Or, they may be mailed to Elisabeth Barrows, Isothermal Community College, P.O. Box 804, Spindale, N.C. 28160.

Submissions Send submissions to: Elisabeth Barrows, Isothermal Community College, P.O. Box 804, Spindale, N.C. 28160 For more information, contact Erin Balmer at 828-395-1295 (ext. 1617) or Lisa Barrows 828-3951295 (ext. 1612). – article submitted by Mike Gavin

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Bridge Players Corner by Karl Kachadoorian

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* Weak 2 bid West led the Spade King against your 5 Diamond contract. I know you hate it when I don’t show all 4 hands but you have to learn to think

under game conditions where the opponents don’t show you their cards. The bidding tells you the opponents are 6-5 in Spades and all of their other outstanding high cards are in Hearts and Clubs, the 2 suits where you must hold your losers to no more than 2. Obviously you can try to guess where the cards lie and take a double finesse in either side suit but guessing is nothing more than wishful thinking and should be left to the pedestrian card pusher. Speaking about thinking, you should always strive to come with a game plan that could possibly avoid guessing; one which makes the opponents takes your having to guess out of the play. The opening lead gives you an immediate discard which reduces your potential losers from 4 to 3. But you still have to determine which suit, Hearts or Clubs, to discard from. So what’s your plan? The correct line of play is duck the opening lead while discarding a Club from your hand. If West continues with another Spade you just discard another Club from your hand, cash the Club Ace, ruff a Club, return to dummy with a trump and ruff the last Club. You then return to dummy via a trump and lead a Heart to the 10 if East doesn’t play an honor. If West wins this trick he is end played into playing a Heart into your tenace or giving you a ruff-sluff. If West leads a Club at trick 2 the above play objective scenario is still valid. Those of you who regularly read my articles know how much I like to avoid taking finesses, which by themselves are a 50 percent proposition. This hand demonstrates that avoiding a premature decision can turn the finesse into a 100 percent success play.

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Thursday, January 31 4 :00 - 7:00 PM Foothills Community Chapel 2720 Landrum Rd. Columbus, NC 28722 Dine in for the meal is on a donation basis. Suggested donation $10.00 Carryout will also be available at a cost of $10 per plate. 50% of proceeds go to Thermal Belt Outreach For more information, call Nate at (828) 8172628

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PAC begins work on Town of Tryon Kudzu Eradication Project The Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) recently received a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation Unrestricted Fund – Kudzu Eradication Initiative, for Kudzu eradication on the 2-acre Town of Tryon lot near IGA. The grant will fund the use of goats on the site, twice a year, for three years. In preparation for the arrival of the goats sometime in June, PAC began preliminary work at the site on Jan. 24. A group of volunteers from PAC and the Gillette Woods Association “Irregulars,” Steve King, Dave Mullen, Ken Weitzen, Austin Chapman, Joe Habenicht, Alan Leonard and Jim Schaefer, joined PAC’s Land Protection Specialist Pam Torlina, to cut down large Chinese Privet shrubs that have taken over the site. “Although the goats will eat Privet, it has gotten so tall that the goats will only be able to reach part way up the shrub, and the tops of the Privet will continue to photosynthesize, feeding the roots, and allowing the plants to persist. We hope that by cutting down the Privet, the goats will eat the new growth that will sprout up from the stumps, ultimately starving the plant,” said Torlina. The crew also cut numerous Kudzu vines, many of which are climbing up the large trees on the site and out of reach of the goats. Other non-native and invasive plants that were cut back on the site include Multiflora Rose,

On Jan. 24, volunteers from PAC and the Gillette Woods Association “Irregulars,” (from left to right) Alan Leonard, Austin Chapman, Ken Weitzen, Joe Habenicht, Jim Schaefer, Dave Mullen and Steve King met to cut down large Chinese Privet shrubs and other non-native and invasive species that have taken over the 2-acre Town of Tryon site. (photo submitted by Pam Torlina)

Japanese Honeysuckle and Tree of Heaven. The group also started hauling away trash that has accumulated on the site. The public may notice many changes at the site, including piles of vegetative debris near the road; however, the Town of Tryon has agreed to haul the debris away. The public is invited to help with the project and attend scheduled work days on the site. Interested parties should contact PAC by phone at 828-859-5060 or e-mail landprotection@pacolet. org. Information about the proj-

ect and scheduled work days will be provided on PACs website,, or on PACs Facebook page, www.facebook. com/pacoletarea.conservancy. PAC will also be hosting an educational program at the site in the near future. PAC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit conservation organization (land trust) founded in 1989 to Protect and Conserve the area’s natural resources (PACs mission). PAC works with area landowners to ensure the long-term protection of their property through voluntary conservation easements

(agreements) which enable landowners to maintain ownership of their property, preserving precious natural resources (open lands, forests, wildlife habitat, scenic vistas, farmland, stream banks, etc.), and potentially obtain significant federal, state and local tax benefits. PAC works diligently to provide leadership to encourage conservation and provide education programs emphasizing responsible land use practices to help save the places you love. - article submitted by Pam Torlina

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LaurelHurst book club meets about ‘Elmer Left’ by Kate Liebfried Laurel Hurst Retirement Community’s Book Club meets once a month. This month they read “Elmer Left,” by Kate Liebfried. Liebrried is the granddaughter of resident Jean Gregonis and was available to come speak with the group. “Elmer Left” is about a 78year- old man who leaves home one night and goes on many adventures. He meets new people, lives in very different cities and learns a lot about himself in the process. Liebfried talked with the book club about her process for writing, how she became a writer and about her next book which should be coming out soon. “Elmer Left” is available at and is a great read for young and old alike. - article submitted by Jennifer Thompson

Pictured above are: Jane Scarborough, Betty Waldowski, Jennifer Thompson, Vicki Liebfried, Jean Gregonis, Kate Liebfried, Grace Beach, Pat Armistead, Ruth Rose, Jean Carter and Lois Beach. (photo submitted)

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Tim Daniels, IT staffer. (photo submitted)

Hospice receives new phone system Hospice of the Carolina Foothills’ Columbus center has a new phone system, and just in the nick of time. “We’ve been ‘making do’ with old equipment since the Hospice House opened in 2009,” said Tim Daniels, the staff member who oversees the organization’s Information Technology (IT). With the help of The Polk County Community Foundation, Timken Foundation and a few other sources, Daniels has supervised the installation of this new system. “And it happened just in time,” adds Daniels, “since our existing system, with no warning, suddenly stopped accepting voicemail of any kind.” When the Hospice House was built in 2009, a new telephone system had to be chosen because Nortel (the system in Columbus) was out of business. A CISCO phone system was installed with the intent of converting the entire organization’s communication system within 18 months. However, economic issues dic-

Jackie Littlefield, chief receptionist, smiling about the new phone system. (photo submitted)

tated that the project be postponed. In 2011, it became evident that the conversion had to be moved to the top of the list. Patients’ family members would call the Columbus office, trying to reach someone at the Hospice House, and because (Continued on page 21)


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Anniversary of the Battle of Cowpens celebrated by Mabry students The students of Mr. Brown’s South Carolina history classes at Mabry Middle School and their parents recently spent a Saturday at Cowpens National Battlefield to mark the 232nd anniversary of the famed battle. Mr. Brown had asked for, and received permission from the National Park service to lead a lecture tour for his students and their parents. A total of 32 students and parents attended the ceremonies. The group began the day with a guided tour of the battlefield conducted by Mr. Brown. Mr. Brown, a South Carolina history teacher at Mabry Middle School, also gave a rousing lecture on the battle that turned the tide of the American Revolution. After the tour and lecture the group went to watch and take part in the varied activities the National Park had to offer. Mr. Brown is looking forward to many more

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the two systems couldn’t talk to each other, the caller couldn’t be transferred. Family members, physicians, friends or anyone would have to hang up and dial the phone number at the Hospice House. It happened quite often that all the lines at the Hospice House would get tied up, causing other callers to get a busy signal. “We just couldn’t keep operating that way,” said Jean Eckert, CEO at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills (HCF). “Thanks to generous grants from The Polk County Community Foundation Unrestricted Funds and Timken Foundation, we had $25,000 of the $35,000 needed by September 2012.” With a few in-house fundraisers and some help from the community, HCF raised what they needed to get equipment ordered and the conversion underway. CISCO boxes started arriving in the Columbus office on Friday, Jan.

Students of Mabry Middle School celebrated the 232nd Battle at Cowpens. (photo submitted)

opportunities like this to bring together parents, students, and

4. On Friday afternoon, Jan. 11, the existing Nortel system’s voicemail component expired. ‘’What a day!” recalls Daniels. That phone system served us well for 13 years. But it was time to put the whole organization on the same system.” The new system is now installed and working “minus a few kinks,” says Daniels. Communication at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills is streamlined between two campuses across state lines. Anyone can call the Hospice House or the North Carolina office and be transferred to any staff member. Jean Eckert adds, “That’s the way it should work. That’s what we planned in the first place because it’s what our patients and their families deserve.” To reach anyone at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, North or South, dial 828-894-7000. To reach the Hospice House directly, dial 864-457-9100 night or day, any day of the year. - article submitted

teachers outside of the school setting for expanded learning.

- article submitted by Rachel O’Brien

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New TFAC Board of Directors members bring expertise to table Strong business and community leadership at Tryon Fine Arts Center continues as the board of directors welcomes new members to the team led by board president Timothy H. Brannon. The board of directors of this 44-year-old nonprofit is comprised of business, civic and philanthropic leaders representing a broad range of experience and expertise to oversee management of the facility. Joining the board in January are Chris Bartol, Kevin Brode and Jeff Byrd. “The volunteer leadership of our strong and engaged board has been instrumental in the growth of Tryon Fine Arts Center,” said TFAC Executive Director Beth Child. “Our newest members will help us continue providing a wide variety of programming to support our evolving mission as a vibrant center for the arts. I look forward to working with this board as we continue the momentum heading into our 45th year.” Chris Bartol brings a lifetime of experience in the business and art of photography to TFAC. Born in Orange, N.J. when his father was in the Navy, Bartol was raised in his mother’s hometown of Tryon. His professional journey has taken him to California, New Mexico, Illinois, Philadelphia, then back to North Carolina. Chris and his wife, Carole, have lived in Tryon since 1985 and have both been very active as performing and visual artists. Bartol’s father was a founder of TFAC and his great-aunt provided the vision and bequest for the building of the center. “I am so very proud of the amazing progress and forward thinking of the present and previous boards. I plan to be handson — helping with grounds, maintenance (and of course photographic needs) as well as programming and events,” Bartol said. “I agreed to join the board, knowing the magnitude of the commitment, but also because

Timothy H. Brannon

Chris Bartol

Kevin Brode

Jeff Byrd

of my family’s connection with the vision and fulfillment of my great-aunt Violet Erskine ParishWatson. I look forward to the challenge.” Kevin Brode, business consultant and speaker, began his career with Procter & Gamble, then Bristol-Myers Squibb and (Continued on page 23)


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currently leads Kevin Brode and Associates, an international consulting company striving to improve organizational strategy and personal and professional precision in communicating. Brode said he looks forward to leveraging his experience in large organizations to bring additional perspective to TFAC. “As we develop key strategies and tactics to grow our base of supporters and meet the needs of the community, I will apply my knowledge of solid process implementation, marketing tactics and financial discipline to the tasks ahead. It is a very exciting time for TFAC and the community, and I am honored to play my small part.” Brode, an award-winning bagpipe player, lives in Landrum with his wife, Jill, and enjoys horses and playing guitar, banjo and violin. Jeff Byrd, managing director of CooperRiis Healing Community in Mill Spring, spent much of his professional life in the newspaper business as a reporter, editor, columnist and publisher of various newspapers in North Carolina and Virginia. In 1989 he moved to Tryon as the owner/ editor of the Tryon Daily Bulletin. Byrd has contributed countless volunteer hours to many volun-

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ber Support Group, meets in Columbus on the first Monday of the month, 10 a.m. - noon. For info and/or location, contact Lisa at 828-894-0104 or Annie at 864457-7278. The Meeting Place Senior Center, sing-along, 10 a.m.; senior fitness, 11 a.m.; bingo or bead class 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. Christian Fellowship Luncheon, TJ’s Cafe, Tryon, Mondays except holidays, noon - 1 p.m.; food, fellowship and discussion of relevant issues; interdenominational. 859-5051.

teer and business organizations in many wonderful patrons, volunthe area and lives in Tryon with teers and staff. I am pleased to be his wife, Helen. serving with such an outstanding “Since I first moved to Tryon board of directors,” Brannon in 1989, the Tryon Fine Arts Cen- said. “We are excited about the ter has been part of my life, from construction of the amphitheater, performing on the stage, to enjoy- garden and walkway, scheduled ing so many exciting evenings to be completed in time for Super as a patron in the theater,” Byrd Saturday, and we look forward said. “With the wonderful ad- to Phase II, a building addition. ditions planned TFAC is just as for the facilities, fun and vibrant the possibilities “This facility continues as it was that for what TFAC to be a major cultural opening night can be in this center through the energy in 1969.” community are Tryon Fine only expanding. and enthusiasm of so Arts Center, a I agreed to serve many wonderful patrons, nonprofit orto be a part of ganization on volunteers and staff.” that exciting fuMelrose Avenue -- Timothy H. Brannon ture, and to rein the heart of pay my debt to Tryon, operates TFAC and all those who served a 315-seat performance venue before me.” and, as of March 2013, a 150-seat The 2013 Executive Leader- amphitheater for the programship of the TFAC Board includes ming of lectures, music, opera, President Tim Brannon, Vice- theatre and dance, as well as a President of Development Re- gallery, classrooms and meeting becca Barnes, VP of Operations room. Opened in February 1969, Shields Flynn, Treasurer David TFAC is the vision of philanCornelius and Secretary Michael thropist Violet Parish-Watson. Gron. In addition to programming for a New Board President Tim wide variety of audiences, TFAC Brannon said he’s proud to say also brings visual and performing his parents played a part in mak- arts experiences to local students ing the center a reality 44 years through education and outreach ago and to be a part of its contin- programs. For more information, ued history himself. visit or call “This facility continues to be 828-859-8322. a major cultural center through – article submitted the energy and enthusiasm of so by Marianne Carruth

Chess Club, Mondays, 12:30 p.m., recreation room, LaurelHurst Apartments, Columbus. Open to anyone in community. 894-3336. Gardening Dahlias, Gardening program all about Dahlias on Monday, Feb. 4 at 1:30 p.m. at Isothermal Community College in Columbus presented by the Foothills Association of Master Gardeners. Open to the public. For more information, call 894-8523. Polk Soil and Water Conservation District Board meeting, held Monday, Feb. 4 at 3:30 p.m. in the Mill Spring Agricultural and Community Center. The public is invited to attend. For more infor-

mation, call 828-894-8550. Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays, 5:30 p.m., Tryon United Methodist Church, New Market Road in Tryon. Male Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, 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. Please submit Curb Reporter items in writing at least two days prior to publication. Items must include a name and telephone number of a contact person. Items will be printed in order by date of event, as space allows.


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