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Tryon Daily Bulletin

The World’s Smallest Daily Newspaper

Vol. 86 / No. 85

Tryon, N.C. 28782

Thursday, May 30, 2013

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Humane society asks commissioners to reconsider funding level by Samantha Hurst

Foothills Humane Society director Selena Coffey hopes information she’s provided Polk County commissioners over the past few days might sway their decision regarding funding allotted for the shelter in next year’s budget. “I realize it is difficult to provide increased funding during these financially challenging times,” Coffey said in her intial request to commissioners. “But I earnestly feel that your investment in FHS is a cost-effective use of Polk County taxpayer dollars for animal control intake services and will continue to benefit the local economy in future years.” During budget workshops, the majority of commissioners initially denied FHS’s request for a 15 percent or $14,580 increase. If approved, the request (Continued on page 4)

This is just one of the more than 1,000 cats Foothills Humane Society is likely to take in this year. FHS’ hopes to obtain additional funding from Polk County commission. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

Tryon Planning and Adjustment Board next meeting will be Thursday, May 30 at 3 p.m. at the Tryon Fire Department. For information or special accommodations, contact Town Clerk at 828-859-6655.

Forest service considers Saluda for Tree City USA Forest ranger gives annual report to county by Leah Justice

The N.C. Forest Service is interested in qualifying the City of Saluda as a Tree City USA destination. Polk County Forest Ranger Brian Rogers attended Saluda’s May 13 meeting and

reviewed the requirements, saying he feels Saluda would be a good fit for the program. The program is similar to Play City USA, which Saluda has been designated as well. Tree City USA is a recognition based program that promotes trees and maintenance of trees in the city. The desig(Continued on page 3)

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STAFF Betty Ramsey, Publisher

Samantha Hurst, Editor

Leah Justice, Reporter

Gwen Ring, Design

Lenette Sprouse, Marketing Consultant

Harry Forsha, Marketing Consultant

Kevin Powell, Marketing Consultant

Jessy Taylor, Administrative Assistant

Tony Elder, Pressroom Manager

Jeff Allison, Printing Press/Distribution

Jonathan Burrell, Pressroom Ethan Price, Pressroom

How To Reach Us Main number, classifieds and subscriptions: 828-859-9151 FAX: 828-859-5575 e-mail: Founded Jan. 31, 1928 by Seth M. Vining. (Consolidated with the Polk County News 1955) Betty Ramsey, Publisher THE TRYON DAILY BULLETIN (USPS 643-360) is published daily except Saturdays and Sundays for $60 per year by Tryon Newsmedia LLC, 16 N. Trade St., Tryon, NC 287826656. Periodicals postage paid at Tryon, North Carolina 28782. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Tryon Newsmedia LLC., 16 N Trade St., Tryon, NC 28782-6656.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit Thursdays, 7 a.m. noon, corner of Hampton Court and Hwy 108. Thursday Men’s Prayer Breakfast will meet this month, on May 30 at 8 a.m. at TJ’s Cafe 456 S. Trade St. in Tryon. Come and bring a friend. Along with a “order from menu” breakfast, there will be fellowship and prayer for the needs of those in our community, state, nation and world and for those who will to cause us harm. The group meets the last Thursday of every month. Saluda Center, Thursday activities: knitting group, 9:30 a.m.; gentle Yin Yoga, 5:30 p.m. For more activities, email or visit The Meeting Place Senior Center Thursday activities include medication assistance, 9 a.m.-noon; 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 828-457-2218. 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. Tryon Tailgate Market, every Thursday, 4-6:30 p.m., until November. All items are grown or made in Polk County. 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. 828817-0382. Alcoholics Anonymous, Thursdays, 8 p.m., CooperRiis, Mill Spring. 828-859-7099.


Dig into Reading Summer Reading Program begins Friday, May 31, at the Landrum Library. Children, ages birth- rising fourth graders, will receive a goodie bag along with a reading record and list of special activities that will take place at the library during the months of

June and July. The Nature of Abstraction at Upstairs Artspace Two exhibits will soon be available at the Upstairs Artspace. The Nature of Abstraction, inBeth cludes works by Carol Icard Carol Beth Icard in which she explores abstract notions of nature based on her weekly hikes. Mountain Sculptors exhibit is a group in Western North Carolina that works to enhance appreciation of contemporary sculpture. Exhibits open May 31, opening reception is June 1, 5-8 p.m. Gallery hours: Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Contact: 828-859-2828 or visit Saluda Center, Friday events: chair exercise, 9:30 a.m.; Trash Train, 10 a.m.; NA Meeting, 8 p.m. For more activities, email saludacenter@ or visit www. The Meeting Place Senior Center Friday activities include movie matinee or drumming at 10 a.m. (every third Friday) and bingo or movie at 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. Saluda Tailgate Market, every Friday, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., until November. All items are grown or made in Polk County. American Legion Post 250, weekly bingo games, Fridays, 7 p.m., 43 Depot St., Tryon. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Smoke-free. Narcotics Anon. Saluda Senior Center, Friday, 8 p.m.

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LOCAL WEATHER Today: Partly cloudy, with 10 percent chance of rain. High 85, low 64.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy, with 10 percent chance of rain. High 84, low 65.

Tuesday’s weather was: High 82, low 64, no rain. Tonight’s Moon Phase:

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nation was developed by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. Rogers said the forest service would write an urban forestry plan for Saluda and the city would have to have a public tree care ordinance and must designate or establish a tree board or department and give that board/department the responsibility for managing and maintaining the urban forest. If awarded Tree City USA, Saluda would be given a sign in recognition of the work that’s being done, Rogers said. “Everybody wants to be associated with healthy trees,” said Rogers. “The trees are healthier and it provides good volunteer opportunities for the citizens.” Another standard for the program is to have an annual budget of $2 per capita. Rogers said the last census put Saluda at 715 residents, so Saluda would have to spend

approximately $1,400 on trees, but most likely Saluda is already exceeding that figure. The funding requirements include spending for mulching, pruning and regular maintenance, he said. Another requirement would be for Saluda to have an Arbor Day celebration annually, where the mayor would have a proclamation for Arbor Day and a celebration. Rogers said if Saluda is interested in the program, he could start the necessary steps to get it certified. Commissioner Lynn Cass said she thinks it would be important for Saluda to be a part of the program. Rogers said the city could start developing a tree board, which could be a department in town, a volunteer agency or a garden club. Commissioners suggested the Saluda Community Land Trust be designated as the board. Annual report Rogers also visited the Polk County Board of Commissioners on May 20 to give the forest service’s annual report. “I wanted to give a rundown of

what we’ve been accomplishing,” Rogers told county commissioners. “I think it’s important to let the county know what kind of service is being done and what kind of services we offer.” Services from the N.C. Forest Service include management plans, timber exams, financial incentives for property owners, technical assistance, forestation, seedling sales,


a stewardship program, marketing advice, urban forestry assistance, fire prevention/control, insect and disease surveillance, information and education. Rogers said the forest service has written 37 management plans for 1,556 acres in Polk County with cost share plans totaling $4,656 this (Continued on page 4)

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year. The forest service did a timber exam at Alexander’s Ford this year for the county to make a management plan. The forest service has also done grinding and worked with landowners to open up and reduce the risk of fires occurring on their properties, Rogers said. The forest service completed tree planting on 163 acres of private land and conducted three prescribed burn on private lands to reduce the risk of wild fires. In the 2013 fiscal year, the forest service responded to 20 fires, with 12 homes threatened, two structures damaged and one structure destroyed. The forest service issued 13 warning tickets, 20 false alarms and had an average of a 12-minute response time, according to the report. Rogers said in November, the forest service responded to a 20-acre fire at Camp Bob Harden in Saluda with 12 structures threatened. The


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would have boosted the county’s allocation to FHS from $97,200 annually to $111,780. “Is it absolutely critical? No, we would not have to shut down without it,” Coffey said. “But it’s a matter of we believe this is a very, very minimal request versus the service that we provide.” Polk County interim county manager Marche Pittman plans to present his recommended

forest service worked with the camp and did prescribed burning on 70 acres to protect the property in the future. A forest fire caused one structure to be destroyed in Tryon and a 15-acre fire in Green Creek had eight to 10 structures threatened, Rogers said. Rogers also discussed a program where the forest service assists local fire departments in obtaining equipment, including a federal program where the Mill Spring Fire Department obtained on old military vehicle for free to use for off road areas. Rogers also mentioned the forest service’s new brown bag lunches held at the ag center once a month. One program was on the topic of selling timber, another was held on caring for trees and earlier this month was a program on managing forests. The forest service’s total budget this year is $138,844 with 60 percent funded by the state and 40 percent funded by the county. budget to commissioners Friday, May 31 during a special meeting to be held at 9 a.m. at the Womack Building in Columbus. A public hearing on the budget is set for June 10 at 7 p.m. at the Womack Building. Commissioner Ray Gasperson said he feels the other commissioners don’t realize the bargain Polk County receives for what FHS provides. “The Foothills Humane Soci(Continued on page 5)


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ety is a huge benefit to our county and they provide a significant service,” Gasperson said. “They do a splendid job at a very low cost to the county.” Gasperson referenced the money Transylvania County has spent to build a new shelter. That county is in the last few weeks of construction on a shelter to replace its 60-year-old facility. Trisha Hogan in the Transylvania County commissioner’s office said they’ve spent about $1.1 million on the project. Transylvania County has a population of 32,820 and had an animal intake of 850 animals, half of Polk County’s intake last year. Gasperson said funding such a project would mean an increase of two to three cents in taxes in Polk County. Coffey provided commissioners with a spreadsheet that she said showed an estimate cost were the county to fund its own animal shelter. She said she did this hoping it would offer perspective on what the services FHS provides are worth. “We are doing a service for the county – we’re doing it at a very low rate compared to if the county operated its own shelter,” Coffey said. FHS and Polk County commissioners came to a contractual intake agreement in 2012 that required the county to cover $83 per animal or $97,200 annually for two years. Coffey said the amount FHS is currently paying per Polk County animal intake totals $108.66 for the mandatory 72-hour stray hold period. The required increase would cover $95.54 per animal intake. Coffey said this is the first time in two years that FHS has requested an increase. FHS did receive a significant increase in the county’s allocation the year prior to the contract agreement. In 2010 the county budget allocated $38,400 to the humane society; that number increased by $49,169 in 2011 to $87,569.

Coffey presented an annual report to commissioners in March that showed the shelter had taken in 1,705 animals last year, but maintained a 98.9 percent live-release rate. FHS operated on about $591,760 in 2012. This budget included major renovations. Within that budget 70 percent covered animal care and placement, while 13 percent accounted for operational expenses, 11 percent for administration and 6 percent for fundraising/events. Polk County’s allocation made up 16 percent of FHS’s 2012 income, while 74 percent came from grants and donations. Five percent of FHS funds come from shelter generated income and 5 percent from investment income. “We are like anyone else, we get stretched too,” Coffey said. “In this economy people can’t give donations like they used to. We’re getting a lot of animals from people who really want to keep them, but they can’t afford it, so we end up keeping them and trying to find them homes.” Commissioner Tom Pack in an email asked how commissioners could be assured animals dropped off at the shelter are

Foothills Humane Society. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

from Polk County. Coffey said the decision was made by the board of directors a few years ago to open up the service area to include Landrum, Campobello and Gowensville. Coffey said the animals from those areas would otherwise be taken to Spartanburg, where Coffey said overcrowding is already a problem. Coffey responded that the shelter does request a copy of the individual’s driver’s license and phone numbers so they can ensure the person does not drop off more than one animal per year.

All animal control animals brought in are from Polk County however. “I am hopeful that you will review the attached information, realize the justified need for this contract increase and the subsequent benefit to Polk County citizens, and vote for the requested increase in the contract between Polk County and Foothills Humane Society as you finalize your budget deliberations,” Coffey said in an additional email this week to county commissioners.

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Ortiz Service Above Self award

Savannah Marino, right, is pictured with Rotarian Paul Sutherland. Marino was the winner of the Ortiz Service above Self Award for Interact Club members at Polk High. The award recognizes the senior that embodies the Rotary Moto -Service Above Self. In addition to a plaque, the award carries with it a $1,000 check for the winner. (photo submitted by Paul Sutherland)

Letter to the Editor

TFAC offers big city entertainment

To the editor: Last weekend was one of those times when I was reminded how extraordinary our community is. On Friday night, Tryon Fine Arts Center presented The Steep Canyon Rangers, a Grammy award winning bluegrass band. I have seen the Rangers perform many times, but never in such an intimate venue offering the outstanding quality of the Veh Stage. It was a magical night and it is hard to believe that it happened at TFAC. It was like being at the Peace Center – only better. On Sunday, in between rainstorms, people of all ages from all walks of life came out to celebrate the grand opening of TFAC’s new amphitheater and campus improvements. The events of the day were quaint, “small town” and well organized (by a bevy of energetic volunteers) creating a family atmosphere that included games, music, cotton candy and

more – all for free – all against the backdrop of an impressive regional juried sculpture show. For the past 44 years our community has enjoyed all that TFAC has to offer. Sometimes we take things for granted that are right under our noses. If you haven’t dropped in at TFAC to see all the improvements or to catch a performance, or to see an exhibit or hear a lecture, then you are missing out. Your next chance is on June first when another national act performs at TFAC – JOHNNYSWIM comes to Tryon via Spoleto USA. This husband and wife duo offers music for everyone from rhythm and blues to jazz to old standards – and did I mention she is Donna Summer’s daughter? How cool is that? While you are taking in all TFAC has to offer, please consider making a small donation (large ones, too, are welcome!) to the Annual Fund Drive that is underway now. Help us keep big city entertainment and small town fun right here at home by making a gift today at – Becky Barnes

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Memorial Day marked across county Po l k C o u nt y C o m m i s s i o n e r R ay Gasperson raises the flag at noon on Memorial Day as the Democratic Women’s Club members remember our fallen veterans. (photo submitted by Virginia Walker)

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TRADES, CRAFTS & SKILLS HELP WANTED CLERICAL James Tool Machine The Tryon Daily Bulletin Has an immediate need for a part-time ad assistant in our marketing department. We seek a team player who is well organized, dependable and trainable. Excellent customer service and strong computer skills are required. If you enjoy a fast paced environment and have a "can-do" attitude this may be the job for you. Please send your resume to betty.ramsey@tryon No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins, please, qualified applicants will be contacted directly.

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Hospice of the Carolina Foothills has the following openings: -FT Weekend Adm Nurse -FT On-Call RN (several positions) -FT Weekend On-Call Nurse -PT Chaplain -PT Cashier (Thrift Barn) -PRN RN and PRN CNA (Home Care) To apply, please visit our website at: EOE

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Offices and possible retail Furniture for Sale. space available in down- New & Vintage. Landrum town Columbus. Ample Antiques & Furniture Co. parking and one of the 221 E. Rutherford St, Lan drum. 864-457-4000 highest daily traffic counts in Polk County. Particularly interested in com- Sell your home in the classifieds call puter related business and 828.859.9151 willing to trade portions of rent in exchange for services. 828 817-1068 OOD HINGS


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National School Public Relations Association recognizes District 1 Schools for communication and public relations efforts The South Carolina Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (SC/NSPRA) is the largest statewide organization devoted to effective school communications. The Rewards for Excellence Program recognizes outstanding communications and public relations efforts by schools, school districts and educational agencies and associations in three different awards categories: • Golden Achievement

Award • Publications and Electronic Media Awards, which recognizes outstanding work in all types and all forms of educational communications; • Golden Medallion Award The publications and electronic media category includes: annual reports, special purpose publications, websites, photography and videos just to name a few. Entries are judged on the basis of:

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1. Graphic layout and design 2. Content quality and appropriateness 3. Clarity and ease of navigation 4. Suitability for target audience We are proud to celebrate the following schools for their 2013 Reward for Excellence in the website category: CampobelloGramling School, Chapman High School, Holly Springs-Motlow Elementary, Inman Elementary,

Inman Intermediate School, Landrum Middle School, Landrum High School, Mabry Middle School and New Prospect Elementary. In the publications category: District One Administrative Office: • Special purpose publication for Accreditation team. • Focus-annual report to the community. – article submitted by Paula Brooks

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Unfairness and strange priorities in county’s budget

To the editor: At this point, what are the budget priorities of the majority of the BOC (board of commissioners)? First, a brand new SUV for their brand new interim county manager. In addition to paying a rookie interim county manager much more in salary and benefits than the experienced county manager he replaced, the majority is planning to present him with a brand new big car. County Manager Ryan Whitson used cars retired by the sheriff’s department or by other county departments. Not this UNconservative majority; brand new SUVs are the order of the day. Another one, goes to the building inspections department, whose work has been down since the beginning of the great recession. When the department of social services asked for replacement of one child welfare position that has been held vacant for a couple of years, and which has been badly needed to be filled with all the child abuse – including child sexual abuse – occurring in Polk County, what did the majority say? “No.” Looks like the children, particularly the abused children of Polk County, aren’t one of the majority’s favored constituencies. Yet the rescue squad, which has refused to get an audit for years and years, is set to receive a 10 percent increase from the taxpayers. There’s voodoo budgeting

Bling & Blog I don’t Bling And Blog – and Have no guilt For low-tech fog. Yes, in these Declining years, A shadow has Been cast – my

afoot too. All the departments’ capital requests, from cars to computers and cameras, are going to be paid from the county’s savings account, rather than from annual tax revenues as they have been paid in the past. That makes it possible for the UNconservative majority to give their gifts to their supporters and friends. The commissioners discussed charging a fee for the popular mobile recycling program. The outcry caused them to back off with Commissioner Ted Owens calling the majority’s proposal just a rumor. Is it just a rumor if it’s true, and right out of the horse’s mouth, Ted? Now the majority is talking about cutting back on the mobile recycling services. By the way, recycling is required by state law. The majority is discussing requiring the children who use Gibson Park Pool to pay more, because right now they pay only 80 percent of the cost of operating the pool. Yet the majority will not even discuss charging the adult and child users of the Mill Spring Recreation Complex, the ball fields and Laughter Pond, even a token amount. Ball field users are asked to pay zero percent of the very high cost of operating the ball fields, and kids who use the pool must pay 80 percent or more for their recreation. What’s the fairness there? What’s the logic? Almost everywhere, Little Leaguers and adult baseball leagues must pay at least a moderate fee to help pay the costs of the ball fields they play on. Not in Polk County. Why the unusual favoritism? Are we seeing a pattern yet? – Mary Parker, Tryon

Skills are obsolete, Just a figment of The past. Alas, With all this highTech hype, I can’t Admit – so long Ago – I only Learned to type. - Janet Jamison

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Spinning reels offer fisherman versatility We looked at spincasting reels can’t be overrun like a baitcastlast time, now let’s look at spin- ing reel. The bail that collects the line on the retrieve has a round ning reels. Spinning reels, many times or even rolling pickup, which referred to as open face reels, are greatly reduces stress at the line probably the most versatile reels pick up, opposed to the small made. They are commonly used line pick up of a spincasting reel. A decent quality reel also will for everything from ultralight have a very smooth fishing, all the way drag. This is a must up to offshore deep Life when fishing light sea fishing. Spinning reels Outside line, or when fighting a big fish. Any have several advantages to other reels. Four Walls money you save buying a cheaper reel One advantage is you by Rob will grieve you all the actually have contact McComas more when losing the with the line with fish of a lifetime. your finger, making Spinning reels are not flawfor more “feel” when casting. After the cast is released, it is less, and have some disadvantagpossible to “feather” the cast by es. Spinning reels are known for placing your hand on the line, tangles. When line is not loaded near the end of the spool and properly, or is old, or when causing friction to slow the cast. the reel is not used properly, some severe tangles can develop This takes a little practice. Spinning reels also do not springing off the spool. The have a revolving spool, so they “open face” of the reel allows

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for tangles to grow and become bigger than when covered, as the spool of a spincasting reel is. Spinning reels that are weight overloaded are a little tough to control when casting. A lot of this has to do with the rod too. Even though spinning reels can have their quirks, most of them can be avoided when used properly. Here are a few tips to make your trips better. Avoid small reels. The spool is so small on some of the ultralight versions, the line has a hard time coiling that small, and tends to spring off the spool. Going one size bigger is better than too small. After a cast, close the bail with your hand while raising the rod. When you turn the handle to close the bail, or leave slack in the line when closing the bail, it actually throws a loop or twist in the line. After a few dozen casts, your line will have a lot of

A spinning reel. (photo submitted)

twist in it. You can see this when filmed in slow motion. Don’t put too heavy a line on a spool not big enough to handle the line; large diameter line has more memory and will cast poorly when put on a reel that’s too small. Use a line that has low memory. I am a big fan of low memory line. Suffix is my brand of choice. It is precision wound on the spool, and has very low memory. All in all, when used correctly, a spinning reel is hard to beat. It just may be my favorite reel type, and is definitely the best all around reel.

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Farrier Mick Doyle works on a horse’s hoof. (photo by Kirk Gollwitzer)

Horse owners should plan ahead for summer hoof problems by Kirk Gollwitzer

Lanier Library presents

Veterinarians often tell horse owners to soak their horses’ feat in warm water to heal a variety of hoof problems. The warm water softens the hoof walls allowing for better application of medications. However, too much exposure to water can be a bad thing, according to Polk County farrier Mick Doyle. Horses that are turned out during the warm summer evenings tend to over bathe their feet in water. Doyle, who shoes horses on a daily basis, sees the effects of over-soaked hooves all too often. “We see hooves that have fungal infections, cracks and loose shoes, often due to standing in warm wet pastures all night long,” he said. The constant softening of the entire hoof structure lowers the horses’ resistance to disease and infection, Doyle said. White line disease, thrush and laminitis are just a few conditions that cause intense pain to a horse and can cut their lives short. Doyle says as the hoof wall softens, and cracks appear, moisture will penetrate deep into the body of the foot. The moist environment becomes very suitable for germs and bacteria to grow. White line disease occurs when the actual hoof wall becomes disrupted and begins to tear away from the sole. Thrush is another painful condition that occurs when bacteria attacks an area of the horses’ hoof known as the frog. The frog is a soft tissue

area that serves as a shock absorber for the horse. When this area becomes compromised, the horse will experience misery with every step. Horses, unlike other animals, stand on their feet constantly, carrying the full weight of their massive bodies over water, grass, mud and manure. Horses also stomp their hooves frequently to repel bugs and other offenders. This constant movement, Doyle said, coupled with pressure and jarring can loosen shoes, causing further trauma to their already weakened hooves. “The hoof wall is much like the human fingernail, but much thicker, and when this material becomes soft, problems can occur,” he said. The normal hoof wall will grow between ¼ and 3/8th of an inch a month, and will completely replace itself over a nine to 12 month period, Doyle said. However, when horses are suffering from compromised feet, the growth process will slow down considerably. “I tell my customers to take extra care of their horses’ hooves during the fall and winter, in preparation for the critical 90-day window, between mid-June and mid-September. If their feet are healthy going into the summer months, they will experience fewer problems.” Doyle says that battling hoof problems, once they occur, are not only painful to the horse, but time consuming and expensive for the owner.


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Pound the Pavement medal winners. (photo submitted by David Staley)

Pound the Pavement gets people out, active

• Calendar

The near perfect weather was surely a factor in the attendance and success at the recent Pound the Pavement event. There were those that choose not to register for the competition itself, but wanted to join in the fun and fitness of walking the track at Harmon Field. Of those that did register the results are: Age 0-14; first place - Dahjay Palmer, second place - Amya Cunningham, third place - Avia Cunningham. Age 15-19; first place - Courtney Miller. Age 2029; first place - Tamera Black, second place - Brittney Staley. Age 30-39; first place - Marisol Staley, second place -Terri Palmer, third place - Rhonda Cunningham. Age 40-49; first place - Stevie Palmer, second place - Darrell Elliott, third place - Michelle Miller. Age 50-59; first place - Linda Hines, second place - Mindy Champion, third place - Betty Oglisby. Age 60-69;

The Nature of Abstraction at Upstairs Artspace Opening reception June 1, 5-8 p.m. Gallery hours: Tue.Sat., 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Contact: 828-859-2828 or visit www. Landrum Farmers’ Market meets on North Trade St. from 7-11 a.m. near the depot. For information, contact Joe Cunningham at 864-4576585. Columbus Tailgate Market, every Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon, until November. All items are grown or made in Polk County. Democratic Women’s Big Country Breakfast Fundraiser Saturday, June 1 8-10:30 a.m. at the Democratic headquarters in Columbus. Blueberry pancakes, egg casserole, sausage, biscuits and all the fixings for a minimum donation. Everyone is welcome. 828-894-3219. Green Creek Community Center Zumba class, Saturdays, 9 a.m. Book Lovers meet Saturday, June 1 at Lanier Library at 9:30 a.m. to discuss books they’ve enjoyed. Open to all book lovers. Join the fun! 828-859-9535. Submit Curb Reporter items at least two days prior to publication. Items must include a name and telephone number. Items will be printed as space allows.

Cassandra Carson participating in kickboxing demonstration, with Tim Hall, instructor. (photo submitted by David Staley)

first place - Wilda Jackson. Age 70-plus; first place - Rob Staley. Zumba, kickboxing demonstrations, basketball and an obstacle course, was made available to encourage people to move and make exercise a fun, but effective way,

to have a healthier lifestyle. Pound the Pavement was sponsored by the Unity in The Community Organization, and funded by the Polk County Community Foundation. - article submitted by David Staley

Alley graduates from Meeting Western Carolina University Place results George Alley of Columbus from May 15 graduated from Western Carolina University with a master’s degree of public affairs on May 10. Alley is a member of Pi Gamma Mu honor society with a 4.0 GPA. Alley is the son of Mary Sasser and the late Don Sasser of Columbus. - article submitted by Mary Sasser

Bridge lovers conquered another game of bridge at the Meeting Place in Columbus May 15. Results were: First – Morton Poliakoff Second – Lorene Weaver Third – Ginsy Davis Fourth – Jeane Helms – results submitted

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Jean Carter, Doris McLeod, Lois Ballentine and Jane Scarborough enjoying the song “I’ll Fly Away.”

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LaurelHurst residents had toe-tapping fun at their May Birthday Party. Rocky Creek Band from Forest City. came to entertain the residents with a full hour of bluegrass music and bluegrass gospel music. Perry Huskey on bass, Dylan Lewis on guitar and vocals, Trey Hodge on banjo, and Jamie Renfro had their audience clapping their hands and singing along as they sang some old and some new favorite songs. Band members also were very nice to answer questions about how long they had played together (some had been together since childhood and some were new), how long they had been practicing (since they were young), and what is that little instrument on the end (a mandolin)? One resident made a special point to say that the band reminded him of the music he grew up with and said, “Let’s have them back again real soon.” – article submitted by Jennifer Thompson

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Rocky Creek Band performs for LaurelHurst

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Perry Huskey on bass, Dylan Lewis on guitar and vocals, Trey Hodge on banjo and Jamie Renfro on mandolin. (photos by Jennifer Thompson)

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Ladies enjoy “Rocky Top” a song about the state of Tennessee.

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