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Tommy Williamson has recently renovated the interior of his store, Williamson’s Paint Center in Landrum. You may have noticed the big new red sign, its hard to miss! Williamson’s is hosting a Chamber Business After Hours, which will be co-sponsored by WirelessOne/Verizon, Tuesday Feb. 26 from 5:30-7 p.m. Verizon will be bringing door prizes, and will bring everyone up to date on the planned expansion of their store in front of BiLo in Landrum. RSVP is required for this event by calling the Chamber at 859-6236, by 5 PM on Feb. 25.

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


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Mondays, Harmon Field/Tryon, 7 a.m. - noon. Saluda Center, Mondays, chair exercise, 9:30 a.m.; line dance, 12:30 p.m.; Saluda Du(Continued on page 2)

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An old photo of Tryon Country Clb shows men playing in a tournament. (photo submitted)

Tryon Country Club added to National Register Tryon Country Club recently became one of the newest listings on the National Register of Historic Places. The nomination was sub-

mitted to the North Carolina Historic Preservation Office in mid-December 2012, pursuant to the diligent efforts of Jane Templeton of Tryon and Clay

Griffith of Acme Preservation Services in Asheville, N.C. The N.C. Historic Preserva(Continued on page 4)

County to pay for all of medical director’s salary Commissioners consider splitting EMS/fire marshal position

by Leah Justice

The Polk County Board of Commissioners made changes last week to how the medical director position will be funded and is

considering splitting the current EMS director/fire marshal and emergency management direc(Continued on page 6)

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plicate Bridge, 1:30 p.m. 828-7499245. For more activities, email or visit Democratic Women Club, will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. at the Democratic Headquarters in Columbus. This will be a working meeting and lunch will be served. Everyone is welcome. 828-894-3219. 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. The present study is “The Christian Atheist: Believing in God but Living as if He Doesn’t Exist” by Craig Groeschel. 8595051. Chess Club Mondays, 12:30 p.m., recreation room, LaurelHurst Apartments, Columbus. Open to anyone in community. 894-3336. AAUW, meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Tryon Presbyterian Church fellowship hall. Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays, 5:30 p.m., Tryon United Methodist Church, New Market Road in Tryon. Male Domestic Abuse In-

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tervention Program, Mondays, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. LHS spring sports meeting, All Landrum High School varsity and JV baseball and boys and girls track and golf teams will meet Monday, Feb. 25. Parents/guardians of students who have never played a sport at LHS will need to meet at 6:30 p.m. while parents of students who have played before should meet at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Landrum Library, free yoga classes. 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Limited to first 30 people. Thermal Belt Stamp Club, first and third Mondays of each month, 7:30 p.m., Tryon Federal Bank, Columbus. Visitors welcome. Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays, 8 p.m., Columbus Presbyterian Church.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Tuesdays, Ozone Drive and Hwy. 176, Saluda. Polk County Transportation Authority, makes a regular trip to Hendersonville on the first and third Tuesday of each month. 894-8203. The Meeting Place Senior Center, beginner/intermediate pilates, 8:30 a.m.; ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; devotions and art class, 10 a.m.; Let’s move...Let’s move dance, 10:30 a.m.; bingo, 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. House of Flags, open Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 33 Gibson Street, Columbus. Polk County Historical Association Museum open Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. LIFECare of Polk County/ Adult Day Health Care provides services Monday - Friday. Pet therapy every Tuesday is an opportunity for participants to interact with a trained pet therapy dog in a safe and meaningful environment. Call 828-894-2007 for more info. Landrum Library, Book Discussion Group, fourth Tuesday every month, 10:30 a.m. at the library. 864-457-2218. Cracker Barrel, 1 p.m. Tuesdays, conference room, Congrega-




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tional Church. Free lunch at Mt. Valley, Free lunch available every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Mt. Valley Pentecostal Holiness Church on Hwy. 176. Saluda Welcome Table, every Tuesday, dinner will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Saluda United Methodist Church. All are welcomed. Donations accepted. Al-Anon Family Group meets Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Saluda Senior Center, 64 Greenville Street, Saluda, one half block off Main Street (U.S. Hwy. 176 S.), 828749-2251 (Saluda) or 1-800-2861326. Foothills fireservice area commission meeting The Foothills Fire Service Area commission meeting will be held at the Landrum Fire Department at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26. VFW Ladies Auxiliary Polk Memorial 9116, meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the Womack building in Columbus. VFW Polk Memorial 9116 meets the fourth Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbus Town Hall.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Wednesdays, Fire Department in Green Creek, 7 a.m. - noon. The 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. 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.; medica-

tion assistance; ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; Wacky Wednesday, senior fitness and Italian club, 10 a.m.; bingo and bridge, 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. Green Creek Community Center, quilters’ group, Wednesdays, 10 - 11:30 a.m. Saluda Center, Wednesday activities, Trash Train, 10 a.m.; gentle Yin Yoga 12:30 p.m. For more activities, email 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 6-7:30 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 include ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; devo(Continued on page 15)

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Injured owl finds help at Landrum Vet A motorist in Landrum brought this young screech owl into Dr. Donna Raines’ office Wednesday, Feb. 20 after it collided with their car. Dr. Raines said the owl has a broken wing. She hopes to help it heal and potentially find it a place at the Greenville Zoo. Dr. Raines joked that she’s always had the motto of taking “whatever animal you can fit through the door,” but said someone called her on it when they brought a calf through her door one day at Landrum Veterinary Hospital. (photo by Samantha Hurst)


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Tryon Country Club last summer. (photo submitted by Samantha Hurst)

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tion Office, part of the NC Department of Cultural Resources, reviewed the submitted materials and determined the nominated property to be worthy of preservation. The club was officially listed in the National Register on Feb. 5, 2013. The National Register is administered by the National Park Service and is the country’s official, federal list of districts, sites, building structures and objects significant to American history, architecture, archeology engineering and culture, and considered “worthy of preservation.” Being added to the Register “honors the property by recognizing its importance to its community, state or the nation.” Tryon Country Club is a nine-hole, members-only golf course built on land donated by Emma Payne Erskine. The golf course, the centerpiece of the club, was designed and originally laid out in 1914 by golf course architect, Donald Ross, and was built in 1916-1917. In the first decade of the 20th century, the golf course site was initially part of a dairy farm, with open pastures interspersed with wooded areas. The formation of the Tryon Golf Club was a community

Tryon Country Club is a nine-hole, members-only golf course built on land donated by Emma Payne Erskine. project with the town donating men and machinery to complete the project. Burt Leonard supervised the construction of the golf course. The clubhouse is a one-story Rustic Revival-style log building erected in 1922 and the one-story board and batten pro shop and storage building were completed by 1958. A c t o r D a v i d N i v e n , F. Scott Fitzgerald, Mrs. Calvin Coolidge, Lady Astor and Sam Snead are only a few of the notables who have played golf at Tryon Country Club in the past. Celebration festivities, which will include not only the club membership, but residents of Polk and neighboring counties, public officials – both local and state, and prominent visitors, are currently being planned and will be announced at a later time. Tryon County Club is one of 21 properties located in Polk County listed on the National Register. The club is located at 393 Country Club Road, just northeast of the town limits of Tryon. – article submitted by Joy Gardner


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whatever the state requires. The state has to approve the county’s medical director based on required tor’s position. Commissioners met Monday, certifications. Commissioners also discussed Feb. 18 and approved fully funding the medical director position. separating current EMS direcFormerly St. Luke’s Hospital tor Sandra Halford’s duties. She contributed to the position. Now is currently the EMS director, the lease with the hospital says the and the county fire marshal and county will fully fund the medical emergency management director. director position and the hospital Commissioners were given job will fund patient transports within descriptions for each of those duties with commissioner Tom Pack the county. Commissioner Ray Gasperson saying the board needs to give Pitvoted against the change to the tman direction in order to prepare lease after making a motion that the upcoming budget. Gasperson said that’s the first died for the lack of a second. Gasperson’s motion was that he’s seen of the job descriptions the county approve the lease ad- and said he’s assuming the board dendum contingent that it also will vote to consider separating the positions at be approved by the next meetthe St. Luke’s “We talked about this in ing. Hospital Board Pack told of Trustees and closed session so don’t act that Polk Coun- like you don’t know what G a s p e r s o n , “excuse me for ty Government we’re talking about.” being blunt,” will still make -- Tom Pack but that Gaspercertain that the son was “playmedical director, or interim medical director, ing dumb.” “We talked about this in closed will fulfill all requirements as listed in the job posting as adver- session so don’t act like you don’t tised in the Feb. 15 Tryon Daily know what we’re talking about,” Pack said. Bulletin. Gasperson said the separation Commissioners later directed interim county manager Marche of duties may have great merit. “However, before moving forPittman to hire an interim medical director and return to commission- ward this board should make sure ers to approve a contract. Pittman that the real agenda behind this said as of last week the only ap- decision is to improve the health plication came from Dr. Lonnie and safety of the citizens of our county and not an agenda that is Lassiter. Pittman told commissioners as being driven by campaign promthey know the previous medical ises and personnel concerns,” said director’s resignation was effec- Gasperson. He asked that before the board tive Feb. 15 and the “clock is ticking.” The county can work makes a final decision, there under the state without a medical be public meetings open to all director until March 15. Polk fired residents, but especially those former medical director Dr. Al- connected to EMS, the fire departlison Owens earlier this year and ments, law enforcement and other she agreed to work until Feb. 15. health and safety personnel. Pack said commissioner meetPittman said Lassiter has been recommended by four of the ings are open to the public and the county just needs to notify county’s fire departments. There has been some disagree- everybody and they can be there ment over who the new medical for the next meeting to discuss it. “I’ve talked to chiefs and the director needs to be endorsed by, such as the hospital, but the captain of the rescue,” Pack said. majority of commissioners said “This is how I feel we need to go. last week that they will abide by I’ve done my homework.” (continued from page 1)


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Polk County High School indoor track athletes recently received awards for their efforts. Pictured front, left to right are: Charlie Bullock, Autumn Miller, Caitlin Wolfe and Shea Wheeler; back, left to right: JC Suddeth, Mitchell Brown, Jacob Collins, Matthew Darden and Kyle Whitson. (photo submitted Jenny Wolfe)

Polk indoor track athletes receive awards for their efforts The following received awards from PCHS indoor track for their efforts and accomplishments in the 2012-2013 season. Girls: Charlie Bullock - Most Valuable Field Events, Autumn Miller - Most Valu-

able Running Caitlin Wolfe - Most Improved Running Shea Wheeler - Coaches Award Boys: JC Suddeth - Most Valuable Field Mitchell Brown - Coaches

Award Jacob Collins - Most Valuable Running Matthew Darden - Most Improved Running Kyle Whitson - Coaches Award Bullock and Collins also qualified for the 1A-3A State Champi-

onships. Bullock, who set a new school indoor track record in shot put (32’5”), represented Polk in shot put while Collins ran in the 1600 meter run. – article submitted by Jenny Wolfe

Glassy Mountain Fire Department 2012 award recipients The Glassy Mountain Fire Department named its 2012 award recipients for service to the community. The 2012 Troy Cecil Pruitt Firefighter of the Year Awards were presented to Jerry Bender of Tigerville, Volunteer of the Year Award and Caleb Palmer of Greenville, Career Firefighter of the Year Award. The Cadet of the Year Award was presented to Nick Adams of Greer and Officer of the Year Award was presented to Lieutenant Chip Orum, also of Landrum. The awards were presented by Chief Bryan Riebe and John Ball, chairman of the awards task force, during Glassy Mountain Fire De-

Jerry Bender, 2012, Troy Cecil Pruitt Award Volunteer of the Year.

Caleb Palmer, 2012, Troy Cecil Pruitt Award, Firefighter of the Year

partment’s Annual Christmas and Awards Banquet. “ We a r e v e r y p r o u d o f all our staff both career and volunteer, but we are always in need of more firefighters and first responders especially because of the size of our district,” Chief Riebe

Lt. Chip Orum, 2012 Officer of the Year

said. “However, many folks may not know that we also need help from citizens who can provide support to the district such as mechanical, electrical, technical, legal assistance, etc — it doesn’t have to be fighting fires. If anyone wants more informa-

Nick Adams, 2012 Cadet of the Year

tion on how to become part of our team, they should contact Riebe at 864-895-4306 or visit We have many job opportunities available other than fighting fires.” - article submitted by Chief Bryan G. Riebe

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Changing names The Tryon Pharmacy sign has officially come down outside of U Save It Pharmacy. U Save It purchased Tryon Pharmacy on Dec. 3, 2012. Tryon Pharmacy first opened in 1963. (photos by Gwen Ring)

Edward Jones ranks No. 1 on “Best Places to Work in North Carolina” list The financial services firm Edward Jones recently was named the No. 1 company on the “Best Companies to Work for in North Carolina” ranking, according to Polk County Edward Jones financial advisors Jay Geddings and Sue Watson.

Business North Carolina magazine teamed up with the Best Companies Group of Harrisburg, Pa., and local partner - NCSHRM - to rank the state’s best employers. A total of 21 companies were named Best Employers in North Carolina for

2013, divided into seven large companies and 14 small-medium companies. The ranking was based on an employer inventory of practices and an anonymous survey of employees, who were asked to agree or disagree with dozens of state-

ments about the firm, teamwork and their individual experience at the firm. This is the second time Edward Jones has ranked No. 1 in the Best Employers in North Carolina ranking. – article submitted by Jay Geddings

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Mountain BizWorks offers business planning course in Tryon Eight-session course begins March 4 Mountain BizWorks will offer a Foundations business planning course in Tryon; beginning March 4. This eight-session business planning course helps entrepreneurs to evaluate and estimate start-up and overhead costs, determine profit goals, project cash flow, develop marketing plans and learn about necessary licensing and record keeping. Additional material will be provided for those in agricultural enterprises. The course begins on Mon-


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The winner of the Valentine’s Day raffle held at Vines & Stuff gift shop in Tryon was Caroline Brown. She was presented with a Thymes Frasier Fir basket by Ann Gargiulo of Vines & Stuff. Look for more free raffles in conjunction with the Tryon Gallery Trots every second Saturday beginning on April 13. (photo submitted)

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Sunny View Donuts for Dads Sunny View School celebrated Valentine’s Day with a special beginning -- Donuts for Dads. A total of 82 fathers enjoyed a donut breakfast with their children. A wonderful way to start the day. Pictured here is Tim Helton, with his daughters, left to right Catalina-first grade, Katrina-Kindergarten, and Gabriella-first grade.

Auction at Pea Ridge Baptist WMU ladies of Pea Ridge Baptist Church are preparing for their Annual Auction for Missions to be held on Friday night, March 1. Hotdogs and dessert begin at 6 p.m. with auction to follow featuring new, used and handmade items. Household, garage

and personal stuff, as well as baked and canned goods will be auctioned. Pea Ridge Baptist is located 3-1/2 miles east of Mill Spring on Highway 108. Mark your calendar and watch for their ad. – article submitted by Ann Carswell

Wills, estates and probate March 4 A program on wills, estates and probate will be held Monday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Landrum Library. The South Carolina Bar Pro Bono Program will host the free

legal clinic/seminar. The event is open to all adults. For more information, call 864457-2218. – article submitted by Matthew A. Johnson

‘Welcome to Medicare’ program There will be a “Welcome to Medicare” program at the Meeting Place Senior Center on Tuesday March 5 at 6:30 p.m. This program is for anyone in-

terested in learning the basics of Medicare. Please call 894-0001 for more information. - article submitted by Donna Carson


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Caterers and Food OTR & Regional Entrepreneurs positions available. Due to expanded business we ERVICES NCDEH approved comare seeking Professional mercial kitchen available Drivers to join our team. for hourly rentals at very Saluda Construction: 1 yr. recent verifiable reasonable rates. Also Grading, landscaping, experience needed. 2000 sf fully handicap driveways, land clearing, Our Drivers Enjoy: compliant facility rental underbrushing, property * Excellent Home Time available for holiday parmaint. Stone, mulch, li* No Touch Freight ties. Dishes, tables, censed, insured, bonded. * Repetitive delivery chairs, refrig., ice machine G. Eargle 828- 243-4300 routes and NCDEH commercial * Drop & Hook Freight kitchen available for use Family Atmosphere. as well. 828 817-1068 OME Apply online at CNA FOR PEDIATRICS MPROVEMENT BAYADA Pediatrics is curor call 800-968-8552 & rently seeking a CNA for join our team of Tommy's one on one care in the Professional Drivers. Home Improvement Tryon area. Please call Truck Service Inc. Roofs, renovations, siding, 828-667-3200 for details Forest City, NC. carpentry, decks, windows, screening. All Home Class A CDL Drivers EMPLOYMENT Repairs. FREE Est. B.A.H. Express in Kings OPPORTUNITY Home: (828) 859 - 5608. Mountain and Concord, The Town of Tryon Fire Cell: (828) 817 - 0436. NC needs Class A CDL Department is seeking Drivers for regional/OTR. part-time workers to cover .34 cpm. 18 mo. + exp. day-to-day activities, one req. Miles based on P.C. employee at any time. ABINETS practical. Per diem avail., Employees will work shifts home weekends, assigned which will be scheduled Custom Cabinets equip., excel. benefits, for Monday through Friincentives/ log bonus. Call day. Average hours Countertops, Complete 704-730-7060 or email Kitchen & Bathroom worked per week will be 16, and shall not exceed Remodels. 28 yrs. exp. Free Est. Senior Discount. 24. Wages are $9 per Need to find the hour. Qualifications: posJG’s: 864-316-3596, 578-4100, 292-0104 right employee? session of valid NC Driver’s License (prefer Class B or CDL), Level II FirePECIALIZED fighter certification by the North Carolina Fire and ERVICES Rescue Commission, and minimum EMT-Basic certiGunsmithing ~ We fication by the North Carobuy Firearms lina Office of Emergency Reach the county Rifles, Shotguns, PisMedical Services; must market for less using tols, Revolvers, New or obtain approval from Polk the classifieds. Need a Used, Short or Long, County EMS system quick quote? Call Working or Not. within 90 days; minimum 828.859.9151. 828-393-0067 age 21; at least 5 years’







HELP WANTED experience in the fire service in North Carolina; must reside within 10 miles of Tryon Fire District boundaries. Send applications to Tryon Town Clerk, 301 N. Trade St., Tryon, NC 28782. Telephone number is (828) 859-6655. Open until filled. EOE.

Marketing Consultant Tryon Daily Bulletin seeks a talented professional to join its team as a Marketing Consultant. Qualified applicants should be goal-oriented, team players, well organized and trainable. The ability to sell across several different media platforms is essential. Compensation plan includes aggressive commission & bonus plan, health/dental insurance, 401(k), paid life and disability insurance, & retirement plan. To apply, please e-mail a resume, cover letter and earnings expectations using MARKETING CONSULTANT as the subject line to: betty.ramsey@ No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted directly for interviews. The Tryon Daily Bulletin Is seeking a new member of its circulation department. The qualified candidate must be 18, possess a drivers license and own transportation & be able to lift at least 50 lbs. This position requires most of its work to be nights and weekends. 25 hours per week. If interested, applications may be picked up at the front office Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5p.m. Office is located on N. Main St. in Tryon between Buck's Pizza & La Bouteille Do you have available jobs? Call 828.859.9151 to let others know about job opportunities at your business.

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Join a great group of people who serve very grateful customers. Work flexible part time hours including some weekends. Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record, and be willing to get Class B License with endorsements P-S (CDL). Pre-employment and random drug testing plus background checks required. Starting pay $9.27/hour. Applications accepted through March 8 at PCTA, 3 Courthouse Square, Columbus, Monday – Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Polk County is an equal opportunity employer.

TRADES, CRAFTS & SKILLS James Tool Machine & Engineering, Inc. is seeking qualified employees for both our Columbus & Morganton, North Carolina Plants. James Tools offers competitive pay and benefits. We are looking for a min. 5+ years experience in the following positions.

REAL ESTATE $57,400 FSBO 2BDR, 1 BTH in Columbus. Zoned Residential/Commercial. 828-817-0534 Gatlinburg Timeshare For Sale. Westgate Smoky Mtns, Gatlinburg, TN. May also use other Westgate locations. Sleeps 8 or use as a lock-off. Includes tickets to on-site water park. Many tourist attractions in area. No back mortgage, taxes or liens. Low maintenance. My children have grown & moved on. Email: or phone 864 592-1471

Multi-Use Rental Property Flexible Space, AC & Gas. 3 Phase Power avail., 3,600 sq. ft., 2 small offices, & storage space. Parking. Lease negotiable, will consider partial lease. 336.510.9858 or 828.894.2665

* Toolmaker * CNC Machinist * Prototrack Mill/ Lathe Machinist To be considered for an interview you must submit your resume to or You can also fax your resume to 828-584-8779. Interviews will only be given to those who are qualified. EOE

HELP WANTED - MEDICAL / DENTAL Bayada Home Health Care Needs a skilled LPN to work with a total care patient. Full time position available. Please call 828-696-1900.

Polk County Land For Sale 7 Acres w/Creek. Borders Walnut Creek Preserve. 1 storage/carport building, electric, septic, well. REDUCED $85,000 TO $79,900. Buyer will pay ALL COSTS associated with closing. Call 828-817-5845

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Letter to the Editor

Beware, Bambi is coming

To the editor: And so are Bugs Bunny, Busy Beaver, Tom Turkey and Wily Coyote. Quick, grab the assault rifles, 12 gauge pumps, traps, snares, nets, trepans and nooses. We’re at war with nature and, by golly, all those Disney animals aren’t going to win. We’re not going to lose any property rights to them, especially not since all those darned UDOs, MRPOs and zoning ordinances have already taken so many away. Ok, ok, perhaps all those wild animals like Bambi aren’t scared of us anymore, but we can change that, can’t we? Man is the most feared of all predators in the forest, but we’ve become too tame and civilized, too denatured over the last generation. We’ve evolved into sentimental, tree hugging, Bambi-loving whooshes. That 1975 North Carolina law limiting trapping and hunting?

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Just think of all the harm it’s done, unleashing all those precious woodland creatures who have discovered that life among humans can be more “habitable” than any forest, that eating in the ‘burbs is also better and easier, and that now there are fewer hunters to fear. We need to go back to a North Carolina where men were hunters and gatherers, women couldn’t vote and if Tom Turkey came into my backyard he was dinner. Just look at an old picture of a typical North Carolina town a century ago and you’ll understand why we don’t need all these laws restricting our property rights. Our forefathers conquered a primordial wilderness, clear cut perhaps 250 million acres for farmland, hunted and trapped the beaver almost to extinction, killed every last one of a zillion or so passenger pigeons, and reduced the white-tail deer population to less than 450,000. Visualize a muddy “trade” street awash in feces and toxins, a gun under the seat of every wagon, moonshine and taverns

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Sell your home in the The undersigned having classifieds call qualified as Executrix of 828.859.9151 the Estate of Alice H. Lizak, deceased, of Polk County, North Carolina, ANTED this is to notify all creditors of said estate to present their claims to the WANTED undersigned attorney on Used split rail fencing. or before the 25th day of Need 75 10-ft rails. Will May, 2013, or this notice pick up. will be pleaded in bar of 864-457-3490 recovery. All persons debted to said estate will please make immediate ISCELLANEOUS settlement of same.



Round Bale Hay For Sale. $30 per roll. Call 817-4049

Theron E. Mullinax, Jr. has been appointed as Resident Process Agent on whom may be served citations, notices and processes in all actions

on any corner, almost all cats feral and dogs unleashed; slaughtered animals and their hides displayed everywhere. Back then we lived in a “dark corner” of the world where rugged individuals like the outlaw Lewis Redmond and hunters like Big Tom Wilson thrived. We need to go back to that golden age. Yet the trapping issue masks a larger cultural, social and political divide in Polk County. It’s the deer hunting with Jesus folks versus the PETA crowd. Indeed, any discussion of trapping, guns or hunting, or who’s more “humane” inevitably morphs into man-trapping issues over abortion, individual “rights” and even homosexuality. Indeed, to most commissioners present at the Feb. 4 meeting, the “pests” were the very people who attended, virtually all “Bambi pandys” who held an unrealistic view of nature and society. Moreover, most probably had a penchant for expensive organic foods, middle-class guilt, didn’t have more than two or three dead, stuffed animals in their homes and likely didn’t vote for them either.


LEGALS or proceedings with respect to this estate. This the 18th day of February, 2013. JANINA KOZACKA EXECUTRIX ESTATE OF ALICE H. LIZAK DECEASED THERON E. MULLINAX, JR. ATTORNEY AT LAW MULLINAX LAW FIRM P. O. Box 2648 Hendersonville, NC 28793 Tryon Daily Bulletin February 18, 2013 February 25, 2013 March 4, 2013 March 11, 2013 EST/LIZAK, ALICE H. Put your ad here call 828.859.9151

Nonetheless, those who favor trapping have a point. Suburban sprawl, the reforestation of much of eastern North America, and the resurgence of species like beaver and coyotes have brought new problems that don’t necessarily require older “quick fix” solutions. Marauding deer spread ticks carrying Lyme disease, eat up gardens and shrubbery, and collide with SUVs hundreds of times daily while beaver dams flood golf courses, coyotes chase faithful old Lassie and little grey creatures spoil Pam Stone’s quiet time. We can’t have that. You can find other solutions by visiting several websites, looking at what other communities like Princeton, N.J., have done, and by reading books like Jim Sterba’s Nature Wars. We just might need some real professionals like Big Tom Wilson again. Still, all this would require some study, a little time, some public input and would challenge a commissioner’s monological thinking. – Milton Ready, Tryon

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Recycled plastics workshop offered at TPS March 23 The Tryon Painters and Sculptors (TPS) have scheduled well-known local artist, David Edgar, to lead a recycled plastics workshop at the TPS studios on Saturday, March 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The workshop is open to TPS members and others who would like to discover, Edgar’s secrets to creating his “fantastic plastiquarium.” The imaginative creatures that spring from the creative energy of his mind almost come to life in the colorful forms of fish, birds and other creatures. Edgar explains his art this way: “The Plastiquarium is immersed in mystery. Modern myth suggests that a century of increasing phosphate levels in Earth’s marine environment caused new, synthetic life forms to emerge. As recyclable HDPE plastic containers spread concentrates of consumer product pollutants, the Plastiquarium creatures evolved in the image of their packaging forbearers. As a sculptor, my work has always been strongly informed by the 20th century tradition of found object assembly. Perhaps, in the context of a mid-life catharsis, I recently interrupted over 25 years of working in steel, and began making decorative artworks from recyclable detergent bottles. With quality of craft as an

Letter to the Editor

Trapping should not be first choice

To the editor: I have a few questions for John Blanton. Why is trapping and killing always the first choice when dealing with “nuisance” animals? The NC Wildlife Resources Commission does not

An example of David Edgar’s recycled art. (photo submitted)

important issue for me, I find place the work into the context that making recycled plastic art of a larger continuum. The Plastiquaritruly energizes um certainly my creative Want to go? fits within spirit. One of the results What: Recycled plastics the genre of collage and is the marine workshop found-object creatures of the When: March 23, assembly. The Plastiquarium. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. American Pop ConsiderArt movement, ing the devel- Where: Tryon Painters particularly the opment of this and Sculptors new artwork, I realize that there are a number of recognizable influences that

work of Andy Warhol, validates the use of commercial packaging images

as symbolic elements characterizing our producer/consumer society. More recently, a folk art tradition of crafting toys and collectable decorative objects out of aluminum beverage cans has emerged in Africa and Asia. To get more information about the workshop, visit www. Tryonpaintersandsculptors. com or contact Christine Mariotti at cmariotti@windstreeam .net – article submitted by Christine Mariotti

have any compelling research showing a big problem in Polk County with nuisance animals in the first place, and certainly none showing that killing is more humane or more effective than the many alternatives. Actually, beaver were extinct in our state until the early 1930s when they were re-introduced by none other that what is now the NC Wildlife Resources Division. How is that for manage-

ment of our wildlife? So now that same division wants to kill them off, along with their only natural predator, the coyote. Does this make sense? If a man can currently trap on his own property as well as on land leased for agriculture, and can also trap on property belonging to others through the use of a permit issued by wildlife, why is it so important to trap on public and leased

lands? Who exactly are these animals bothering? What is the real reason you want to trap on these lands? I fail to see any logical, rational reason for the lifting of the ban when you can trap pretty much wherever you want in the county with the proper permits for animals who are causing a nuisance. Who benefits? – Dana Mayer, Tryon


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PAC goes to Florence Nature Preserve March 1 Join the Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) on Friday, March 1, for a 5-mile, moderate hike at Florence Nature Preserve, a Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy owned and managed property, the second hike of PAC’s spring hiking series. PAC Land Protection Specialist Pam Torlina will lead the hike, a lollipop (out with a loop and back). The hike begins with a gradual ascent of Little Mount Pisgah, paralleling a stream for part of the way. Hikers will enjoy a diversity of habitats, rhododendron “tunnels� and a short out and back to Rattlesnake Rock, which provides a scenic view of the Hickory Nut Gorge area. If you are interested in attending the PAC hike at Florence Nature Preserve, please contact the PAC office to sign up by phone at 828859-5060 or e-mail, Hikers will be meeting at the Columbus Bi-Lo at 8:30 a.m. to check in and start the approximately 45-minute drive to the trailhead. Hikers should wear appropriate clothing and footwear; bring a bag lunch and/or snack and plenty of water. Please be sure to bring any personal medication that you may require. Hikers should be prepared to return to the area by 3 p.m., at the latest. In case of inclement weather, please contact the PAC office by 8:15 a.m. on the day of the hike to

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tions, 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 828-


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see if the hike will take place. If you cannot make this hike but would like to attend future hikes, please visit PACs website,, or go to PACs Facebook page, www.facebook. com/pacoletarea.conservancy, for information on upcoming hikes. The next hike is scheduled for March 15 at Pisgah National Forest along the Cove Creek and Caney Bottoms trails. PAC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit conservation organization (land trust) founded in 1989 to protect and conserve the area’s natural resources (PAC’s mission). PAC works with area landowners to ensure the long-term protection of their property through voluntary conservation easements (agree-

ments), 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’s vision is a community living and growing in harmony with our natural heritage and a goal to provide a legacy that will endure and be valued by generations to come. 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

457-2218. Polk County Historical Association Museum 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. American Red Cross Chapter Blood Drive Thursday, Feb. 28; 2– 6:30 p.m., Polk County

American Red Cross Chapter Blood Drive, 231 Ward Street; Columbus. Please call Joyce Stott at 828-894-2700 for further information or to schedule an appointment. Al-Anon: Foothills Come to Believe Thursdays, 7 p.m., Polk Wellness Center, 155 W. Mills St., Suite 202, Columbus. 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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