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Tryon Daily Bulletin

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Vol. 86 / No. 149

Tryon, N.C. 28782

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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Microburst stuns Red Fox, Hunting Country area

A shed in Hunting Country was turned upside down when a storm thought to be a microburst hit the area on Friday, Aug. 22. See article on page 3. (photo submitted by the Polk County Emergency Services)

The second annual Ella Grace Race to end PKD (polycystic kidney disease) 5K run/walk will be Saturday, Sept. 14 at 9 a.m. at the Saluda Party Place & Event

Center. Register at Ella Grace www.imathlete.com (keywords Ella Grace Race). Info: Shena Mintz at shenamitz@gmail.com or 828-674-9789.

YMCA sets sights on Harmon Field again by Leah Justice

Five years ago the Henderson County and Spartanburg County YMCAs expressed a desire to start a facility at Harmon Field in Tryon but at the time did not gain enough interest from residents to make a new facility feasible. Tryon has now been approached

again to see if the interest exists. Council met Tuesday, Aug. 20 and heard from town manager Joey Davis who said he received an email asking if the town would allow the YMCA to do another feasibility study to locate at Harmon Field. Harmon Field first began working (YMCA continued on page 4)

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR Today

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.; ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; Wacky Wednesday and senior fitness, 10 a.m.; bingo and bridge, 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. Tryon architect Holland Brady Exhibit Celebration of the life and work of Tryon architect Holland Brady shown jointly at the Tryon Fine Arts Center (TFAC) and the Lanier Library beginning now through Saturday, Aug. 31. Plans, drawings and photographs of several residences and public buildings will be on display in the gallery at TFAC during opening hours Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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 saludacenter@hotmail.com or visit www.saluda.com. Polk County High School tennis team plays Asheville at Asheville. Tryon Kiwanis Club, meets Wednesdays, noon, Congregational Church, 210 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Polk County High School boys soccer will have a game on Aug. 28, JV 5 p.m., varsity 7

p.m. at Smokey Mountain. 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, Wednesdays 6-7:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Yoga at Stearns Gym in Columbus every Wednesday at 6 p.m. from July 31 – Sept. 4. There is a small fee. Elaina Prevett, a certified yoga instructor who has taught for 15 years, leads the all-levels class. Info: 828-894-5176. Alcoholics Anonymous Tryon 12 and 12 Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Tryon Coffeehouse, 90 Trade Street.

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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 Aug. 29 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 saludacenter@hotmail.com or visit

LOCAL WEATHER Today: Partly cloudy, with 20 percent chance of rain. High 88, low 70. Monday’s weather was: High 83, low 61, no rain.

Tomorrow: Isolated t-storms, with 30 percent chance of rain. High 90, low 68. Tonight’s Moon Phase:

www.saluda.com. 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, open Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. Art exhibits “Seeing Is Believing” and “Crossing The Line” run through Aug. 31. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact: 828-859-2828 or visit: www.upstairsartspace.org. Upstairs Artspace, 49 South Trade St., Tryon. Polk County High School tennis team plays E Hendersonville at E Hendersonville. AA Open Discussion Meeting, Happy, Joyous and Free, noon on Thursdays, Columbus United Methodist Church, 76 N. Peak Street, across from Stearns gym. (calendar continued on page 23)

OBITUARIES Dennis Everett Allman, p. 6 Alvah A. Gibbs, p. 6

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Microburst stuns Red Fox, Hunting Country area by Leah Justice

Last Friday, Aug. 23 seemed like a clear summer day until weather conditions changed near the Red Fox and Hunting Country areas of Polk County. Around 4:50 p.m., a storm that followed a southwest trajectory snapped trees and even turned a shelter upside down. “It had to be a microburst,” Polk County EMS Director Michael Crater said. A microburst is a downward gust of wind, which is the same thing as a tornado, but doesn’t rotate like a tornado, Crater said. The storm came in and out quickly with heavy rains and high winds. Crater said by 5:15 p.m. calls began to pour into his office about trees blocking roadways and trees falling on houses. “It lasted about a minute or two, with a big downpour and high winds and it was over,” Crater said. Much of the Polk County area, including the weather station in Tryon, reported no rain last Friday.

A tree fell on this Blackbird Ln. house located off Red Fox Rd. in Columbus, during a Friday, Aug. 23 storm that brought heavy rains and winds. (photo submitted by the Polk County Emergency Services).


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with the Henderson County YMCA several years ago when it conducted the first feasibility study. Negotiations then were that the YMCA would be located in the town’s community center building at Harmon Field and an indoor pool would be constructed adjacent to the building, where the community gardens were formerly located. The feasibility study failed to gain enough support from area residents, who filled out surveys regarding whether or not they would join a YMCA at Harmon Field. In 2008 Tryon began working with the Spartanburg County YMCA, which broadened the area of interest to within a 10-mile radius of Tryon, including the Landrum area. After that feasibility study failed to gain enough support, Tryon stopped negotiations and began looking into selling or leasing the building instead. The town still owns the building and rents its rooms. During former negotiations with the YMCA, Harmon Field created a YMCA steering committee and had begun fundraising for the indoor swimming pool, which was then estimated to cost $1.2 million to construct. At one time the town had raised about $550,000 and had another $150,000 promised for the pool.

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Mayor Alan Peoples said some of the people from the YMCA have been to the community foundation recently to talk to them about the money. Commissioner Roy Miller said last week the town had the YMCA from Henderson and Spartanburg counties do a feasibility study in the past and they could not get enough people in the area to support a facility here. “We gave back like $750,000 to the (Polk County) Community Foundation,” Miller said. Commissioner George Baker said most of the money could still be there, but he is not sure. Mayor Alan Peoples said some of the people from the YMCA have been to the community foundation recently to talk to them about the money. He said the person interested in starting a YMCA in Tryon may not want to be identified, but asked if the town is interested in doing another feasibility study. Council agreed for the YMCA to conduct another feasibility study, with commissioner Wim Woody saying he’s fine with a study as long as there is no implied consent from the town.


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Sprouse and Haynes promoted at Glassy Mountain Fire Glassy Mountain Fire Department has promoted Jason Sprouse to Captain, C Battalion and Tiffany Haynes to the career staff, C Battalion. Prior to joining Glassy Mountain Fire Department (GMFD), Sprouse worked at ArvinMeritor, Arden, N.C. for 12 years. He was a cadet for nearly three years with the Blue Ridge Fire and Rescue in North Carolina as well. Sprouse has been with GMFD since 2008, first as a volunteer and in 2010 he became a member of the career staff. A firefighter II, emergency medical technicianI (EMT) with advanced auto extrication, Sprouse was awarded the GMFD Volunteer of the Year in 2009 and GMFD Career Staff of the Year in 2011. A native of North Carolina, Sprouse lives in Marietta, S.C. with his wife and son. Before becoming a fire-

fighter, Haynes worked as a head chef, a disc jockey and a photographer. She has served as a volunteer with GMFD since 2010. She is a firefighter II, EMT, fire and life safety educator and a hazardous materials technician. Haynes lives in the Blue Ridge area with her two sons. The Glassy Mountain Fire Service Area was established in 1987 for the purpose of organizing a volunteer fire department to provide fire/safety protection and a first response emergency unit within the community. The Glassy Mountain Fire Service Area covers almost 56 square miles. The service area protects a population of 7,500 residents in the area known as The Dark Corner in northern Greenville County, which stretches from the east at the Spartanburg County line on Hwy. 14 to the

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west of Hwy. 25 and begins in the south near Hwy. 414 to the North Carolina state line. The District operates five fire stations – Glassy Mountain (Headquarters), Beaver Dam,

Oak Grove, Dividing Water and Cliffs, with about 40 volunteer firefighters and first responders. – article submitted by Sharyn Arnold


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Obituaries

Dennis Everett Allman Obituaries

Alvah A. Gibbs Alvah Arminta Gibbs, 92, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 in White Oak Manor, Tryon. Born in Polk County, she was the daughter of the late Burgan and Ella Florence Jackson Gibbs. She was of the Baptist faith. Surviving is a brother, Herbert Gibbs of Mill Spring, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ocie

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Dennis Everett Allman, 55, of Hendersonville, passed away Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. A memorial service was held Aug. 23, 2013 at Shuler Funeral Home.

Denton and June Sherrill; and six brothers, Jeff, Ben H., Alfred, Robert, Calvin and John Gibbs. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 in Polk Memorial Gardens, Columbus, with Rev. Albert Teague officiating. Memorials may be made to The Sheltered Workshop, 451 Industrial Park Dr., Columbus, NC 28722. An online guest register is available at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com.

Tryon resident Judy Jackson named to Montreat College dean’s list Judy Jackson, an online bachelor of business administration student in the Montreat College School of Professional and Adult Studies program, recently made the dean’s list for her academic performance. The dean’s list achievement is awarded to students with at least a 3.5 GPA. In addition to her work as an online student, Jackson is also an accounting manager by occupation, a mother, a youth leader at

her church, a year-round volunteer with Operation Christmas Child, and is currently serving in her third term on the Polk County Board of Education in Polk County. Montreat College is a Christcentered liberal arts institution with its main campus for four-year traditional students in Montreat. – article submitted by Caleb Hofheins


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Nina Simone fund update A community fundraising effort, undertaken by a concerned group of Tryon residents and merchants, to resolve an outstanding debt on the Nina Simone statute is entering its final week. The fund raising drive, scheduled to end on Sept. 1, has resulted in contributions of more than $17,000 as of Aug. 17, through the generous donations of several individuals. Additional contributions can be placed in the Nina Simone escrow account at the Tryon branch of Bank of America, or given to Stephen Cobb, Tryon Downtown Development Association (TDDA) president, at Owens Pharmacy. The outstanding debt, considered to be $55,000, resulted when the bronze statue’s sculptor, Zenos Frudakis, installed the statue on Trade Street, prior to receiving his two final payments. A dedication ceremony in February 2010 drew a large crowd on what would have been the 77th birthday of Simone, an internationallyrenowned musician who was born in Tryon as Eunice Waymon in 1933. The Nina Simone Project, an organization founded by Crys Armburst and 13 other community members, commissioned the statute in 2008. In a recent interview with Gina Malone for the TimesNews, Frudakis said he does not lay blame on anyone in particular for the fundraising failure that resulted in him not receiving payments as his work progressed. He said he hoped the additional funds would be raised as, “It’s a shame for an artist to do work and not get paid for it.” A letter – signed by TDDA’s Cobb, Tryon Mayor Alan Peoples and Jim Wright, on behalf of Always Tryon – was mailed to potential contributors in June. The letter stated:

“We believe a successful fund drive will minimize a divisive issue in the community, bring resolution to the ownership of the statue and avoid potential litigation with the sculptor over the debt.” Those objectives still remain, as does the hope to resolve the issue with the sculptor by the end of September. – article submitted by Steve Cobb

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All motorists must STOP for buses Driving hastily along a county road, with a cell phone ringing in your ear, as you try to get to work is a scenario one can easily see playing out dangerously. This scene becomes increasingly weary around this time of year as students wait, many still drowsily, beside the road for school buses. Johnny Gibbs, with Polk County Schools Transportation Department, said his drivers have already reported a handful of cars passing their buses’ stop arms. This is unacceptable and drivers must make themselves more aware of why. A stop arm is the stop sign that protrudes from the side of a bus as a child is entering or existing. This sign is intended to alert motorists that a child might be walking across from either side of the roadway. Gibbs said it is imperative motorists stop when they see these arms and the flashing lights of a bus. “I think a lot of people are in a hurry to get to work, maybe a lot of them are on cell phones or have other things on their mind,” Gibbs said. “Some people I think they don’t realize the consequences of what could happen when they pass a bus.” Hasani N. Wesley, an 11-year-old from Kernersville, N.C., died last December when a driver failed to stop despite the bus’ flashing lights and stop arms. Wesley was one of four kids killed in North Carolina last year from similar incidents. Gibbs said Polk County has not had any deaths from bus accidents. “We’ve been extremely lucky. We’ve had some close calls but fortunately no one has ever been killed. That doesn’t mean it can’t happen though,” Gibbs said. According to a report from the National Association of State Drivers of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS), North Carolina experienced 13,361 incidents of vehicles passing stop arms. Since 1999-2013 there have been 12 kids killed from incidents where people have passed buses. North Carolina House Bill 428, named after Wesley, makes illegally driving past a stopped school bus a misdemeanor charge with a minimum fine of $500. Anyone who hit someone when illegally passing a bus would receive a class I felony and a minimum fine of $1,250. Penalties stiffen further if someone is killed in the incident. House Bill 428 was named “the Hasani N. Wesley Students’ School Bus Safety Act.” It shouldn’t take stiffened fines to make motorists wake up and protect the lives of our youth. Be watchful for buses – and even if you don’t see the flashing lights, slow down and make sure no children are getting on or off the bus. You could be saving someone’s child simply by being more mindful. - The Tryon Daily Bulletin Editorial Staff

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Betty Ramsey, Publisher

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Samantha Hurst Gwen Ring Leah Justice

An open letter to Governor Pat McCrory To the editor: I am concerned about the actions of the Republican Party in this state’s General Assembly and in local Letter elections boards. to the It seems to me that Editor the Republican Party has no concern for democracy, for education, for the Constitution, or for Christian principles. This is especially evident in the passage of the voter suppres-

What they really think To the editor: Did you ever wonder what the majority on our board of commissioners think about Polk County citizens? At least about members of the public who don’t always praise or agree with them? Well, in some unLetter characteristic candor, two of them told us at to the the Aug. 19 board of Editor commissioners meeting. As reported in the Aug. 21, 2013 Tryon Daily Bulletin, there had been some follow-up discussion at the Aug. 19 meeting about the condition of the Department of Social Services building. In public comments, I explained that I had done some research since the last BOC meeting, and learned that some of the things the majority had said about the condition of the building were inaccurate and inappropriately inflammatory. For instance, professionals who know the most about the

sion laws. If there is voter fraud in North Carolina, it has been perpetrated by the members of the General Assembly and signed into law by the Governor. Do they really think that these actions can help bring jobs to North Carolina, which was their proclaimed goal during the campaign? I have never been so ashamed of my state. I see racism, anti-intellectualism and lack of compassion. – Mary Lee Cooper, Columbus

building say that it likely can be LEED (environmentally) certified. The roof will not need to be “destructed” in order to seal the building, as was said at the earlier BOC meeting. In fact, one knowledgeable professional said the building was already sealed, long ago. I also explained that last November, before the current majority dismissed him, county attorney Mike Egan was working hard to negotiate other parties’ payment for the “cures” for the problems at the building. Unfortunately, after Egan was dismissed, no one “picked up the ball” to continue the negotiations or complete the work at the building. Not for almost nine months, now, did work progress on the corrections that had been identified and in the works so long ago. Even minor problems that were known nine months ago, when the new majority took over, were left to linger. (commissioners continued on page 9)


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Local government in the Tiny Kingdom To the editor: Well my friend, last week I was standing in a long line of customers at the Tiny Kingdom’s ABC store, and was chatting with one of the security guards on duty for crowd control, and he reminded me that a rare seasonal blue moon would be in the sky on the very same night the chosen ones would meet in a wise council session. This is like Letter Jupiter aligning with to the Mars while the Fifth Editor Dimension sings Saturday in the park. I thought for sure if ever there was a time when this wise council would listen to the voice of reason crying out from the wilderness beyond the walls of the kingdom, this would the time. Boy, was I wrong! As you know, for the past few years I’ve been asking for the kingdom to charge customers outside the town limit the same rate for drinking water as they charge customers inside the town limit. A surcharge was tacked on the rate for those outside the “walls” back in 1926 when the water system was being constructed, because those outside the “walls” were beyond the taxing authority of the kingdom and this would help pay for the pipe. Well the pipe has long since been paid for but the surcharge remains. (Surprise, surprise!) Let’s fast forward to today’s wacko set of parameters. The base

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In an important clarification, current county attorney Jana Berg explained that when, at the last meeting, she had used the term “train wreck,” she wasn’t referring to the building itself, but to the web of contractual matters related to the building. Apparently board chair Michael Gage didn’t like my alerting the public to “the rest of the story,” or letting the public know that things are not so dire as were suggested at the previous

water rate begins by giving away the first 1,000 gallons of water. No one said the wise council had a genius for marketing. I mean, does McDonald’s give away 1,000 French fries to its customers every month? The wise council member who has the greatest talent for picking horse apples off the tree of life said it was intended to help the seniors on a fixed income who may only use 1,000 gallons a month. I contend if you identify your cost of producing a gallon of water, add 4 percent for inflation and 6 percent for maintenance, you now have a retail price per gallon and then charge for every gallon used. (It ain’t rocket science.) It’s been documented that towns that have done this have seen revenue increase. I contend that if the kingdom went to this straight forward pricing structure, they could do away with its discriminatory pricing policy and see an increase in revenue to the point where they might even lower the per gallon price. (It’s a dream, but it could happen.) Well, the chief of the wise men said it won’t happen and a candidate for election in November on Term Limit Tuesday, “Ironman Bill” the kingdom’s blacksmith turned to me and said, “don’t worry John, if I’m elected, your water rate will go up!” Well, so much for reason. - John Calure, Landrum meeting. He objected to my pointing out the long time lapse in getting the job done or the failure even to talk to key people who have knowledge about the condition of the building. Gage said, “Anybody that wants to accuse us of not doing our job, they can take a hike.” Vice chair Ted Owens added his support for Gage’s position, asking, “How far?”Gage summed up his attitude, “They can keep going.” - Renée McDermott, Tryon

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Outreach to open expanded food pantry Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry will formally dedicate its new pantry expansion in a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 12:15 p.m. An open house will be held during the afternoon until 4 p.m. “Thanks to a generous $50,000

grant from the Polk County Community Foundation (PCCF), this additional 1,080-square-foot building is allowing Outreach to increase its capacity to meet the growing demands of our community,” said Joe Epley, president of the Outreach board of directors. “Without the

generosity of this community, Outreach could not succeed in its mission of helping families in need.” In addition to the expansion funding from PCCF, Timken Corporation provided a grant for new shelving for pantry operations and improvements to the parking lot. “This expansion did not come too soon,” said executive director Carol Newton. “Already in the first seven months of this year, the demand for help has increased 29 percent over the same period as last year. In addition, we are providing more than 325 Polk County school children with nutritional meals every weekend through our ‘Feed a Kid’ program. That number will increase this school year.” The new space, and improvements to the old pantry space, has relieved congested working conditions, provided more adequate space to stock up on food and allowed Outreach to provide double the annual amount of everyday

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necessities not covered by clients’ food stamps, Newton said. Past president Connie Lomax, who chairs Outreach’s building and grounds committee, said, “We have been bursting at the seams with more than four programs operating out of our pantry. The newest one started in 2011 when we began participating in a new program for nonprofits through the Spartanburg, SC Wal-Mart Distribution Center when the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Outreach Committee funded Outreach’s membership. Through this program, Outreach dispensed an additional $50,000 in vital supplies to our eligible clients last year. We could have done more, but just didn’t have the space to put items. Thanks to the Polk County Community Foundation, now we can. “With the additional space, our Polk County residents in need can receive an estimated annual increase of more than $43,000 in necessary household and personal (food pantry continued on page 11)


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Area students awarded degrees from Gardner-Webb Gardner-Webb University recently held its 2013 summer commencement exercises, where almost 450 students graduated. Graduates from the local region included the following: Susan Alt of Columbus, who received a bachelor of science degree and majored in business administration. Allison Taylor of Tryon, who received a masters of business administration degree.

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care items. This equals a direct annual savings of more than $43,000 for our clients who will not need to use their limited resources to acquire these goods.” Not only does Outreach now have more space, but also a more energy efficient building, Lomax added. MANNA FoodBank, which provides most of the food received by Outreach, provided an additional $5,000 refrigeration unit to supplement the existing refrigeration. Brady Trakas Architects of Tryon designed the expansion and Don Kurant was the general contractor who built the addition and renovated the existing pantry space. The electrical contractor was Lake Lure Electric. Heating and cooling was provided by All Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning. “We can’t praise Dean Trakas and Don Kurant enough for the quality workmanship and for going the extra mile with special attention to getting the maximum usefulness for our investment,” said Newton. Outreach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1991. The organization’s mission is to provide compassionate assistance to Polk County residents who are unable to provide for their basic life needs. For more information, visit www. tboutreach.org or call 828-8942988. – article submitted by Wendy Thomas

Gardner-Webb University’s purpose is to advance the Kingdom of God through Christian higher education by preparing graduates for professional and personal success, instilling in them a deep commitment to service and leadership, and equipping them for wellrounded lives of lasting impact, Pro Deo et Humanitate (For God and Humanity). – article submitted by Paul Foster

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Exhibits & Events Ferullo Fine Art Studio, 140 Pacolet St., Tryon. 828-859-3177. New watercolors by Pat Cole Ferullo and mixed media collage by Dom Ferullo, along with selected watercolors by the Thursday Expressive Watercolor class. Info: 828-859-3177 or e-mail patdomferul@windstream.net for information on classes, workshops and for gallery hours. Holy Cross Gallery, 150 Melrose Ave., Tryon. 828-859-9741. Featuring photography by Elisabeth Moore now through Aug. 31. Honking Tonkers Gallery, 78 East Main St., Saluda. 828-7491070. Offering mandala classes every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Live music this weekend. Kathleen’s Gallery, 66 E. Main St., Saluda. 828-749-2640. Gallery hours are Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Info: 828859-8316. Landrum Library Fall Fest, 111 Asbury Dr., Landrum. 864-4572218. Brushfire Stankgrass – Thursday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m.; ETSU Pride Band – Thursday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m.; The John Henrys – Thursday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m.; The Wilhelm Brothers – Thursday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. Millard & Co. Depot, “Essentially Silk” an exhibit of Barbara McCombs Thomas’ work in silk painting. Now-Sept. 30. New View Realty, 285 N. Trade St., Tryon. 866-498-0088. Showing works of Jim Shackelford and Linda Page Hudgins. Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Skyuka Fine Art, 133 N Trade St., Tryon. 828-817-3783. William Jameson “Exploring The Blue Ridge,” Now - Sept. 13. Info: rich@richnelson.com or call 828-859-0318. Thompson Garden Gallery and Outdoor Living, 83 Palmer St., Tryon. 828-859-3185. Showcasing local artists and craftsmen. Gallery and showroom hours 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Saturday. Info: 828-859-3185. Tryon Arts & Crafts School, 373 Harmon Field Rd., Tryon. Fall Session 1 classes start, Sept. 11. Info: 828-859-8323 for new classes and schedules. Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Info: 28-8598322. Holland Brady exhibit, Now- Aug. 30. Tryon Painters & Sculptors, 26 Maple St., Tryon. 828-859-0141. TPS celebrates 45 years in Tryon with its “Moment In Time” show Now - Sept. 7. Info: www.tryonpaintersandsculptors.com. Gallery and gift shop hours are Thursday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Upstairs Artspace, 49 South Trade St., Tryon. 828-859-2828. This is the final week to see the exhibits “Seeing Is Believing: The Collection of Ray Griffin and Thom Robinson” and “Crossing The Line: Bonnie Bardos and Charlotte Fowler.” The opening of the 100 X 100 Canvas Project is Saturday, Sept. 14, during the Tryon Gallery Trot. The unique fund-raiser continues through Sept. 28. Gallery hours: Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Contact 828859-2828 or visit www.upstairsartspace.org.


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Live Music WEDNESDAY, August 28 Zenzera Shag Night, 6 p.m. THURSDAY, August 29 Purple Onion MIPSO, 7:30 p.m. Zenzera Brushfire Stankgrass, 8:30 p.m. FRIDAY, August 30 Honking Tonkers Jeremy, 7 p.m. Purple Onion Fred Whiskin, 7 p.m. Saluda Inn and Wine Cellar Carrie Morrison and Steve Whiteside Saluda Grade Café Old Timey Music, 7 p.m. Zenzera Magic City, 8 p.m.

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SATURDAY, August 31 Hare & Hound Darryl Rice, 7 p.m. Purple Onion The Ragged Orchids, 8 p.m. Party Place and Event Center Sound Investment, 8 p.m. Zenzera Rev. Syd and the Homewreckers, 7 p.m. SUNDAY, Sept. 1 Larkin’s in Columbus Fred Whiskin, 11:30 a.m. TUESDAY, Sept. 3 Zenzera Open mic night, 7:30 p.m.

Tryon Theater, 45 S. Trade St., Tryon. Aug. 28-Sept. 1: Despicable Me 2 Sept. 4-8: The Heat Sept. 9-10: Fruitvale Station

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Lady Wolverines Leah Hardin, Jessica Bailey and Kathryn Johnson raced the individual girls event at the WNCCCC Aug. 24 at Jackson Park. (photos submitted by Jenny Wolfe)

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Collins and Godlock lead fun for PCHS at cross country carnival Sports by Jenny Wolfe

With a few solid performances at the Western North Carolina Cross Country Carnival Saturday, Aug. 24 at Jackson Park in Hendersonville, it was evident who prepared to race cross country early in the season, even before the start of school. Summer miles can bring August smiles according to how well team members prepare over the summer. Almost 50 teams from Tennessee and North and South Carolina

raced the gently rolling hills and muddy terrain. The carnival provides a great season preview of where teams are in the race to be the fastest in 2013. The Carnival features eight races for both boys and girls; championship 5K (3.1 miles), invitational 5K, individual 5K and the 3K. Freshman India Godlock led the PCHS Lady Wolverines, placing fourth overall (21:44) in the girls’ invitational 3.1 mile race. Unsure of what to expect from a (cross country continued on page 17)


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freshman who moves up from racing only 2 miles to the 5K event, Godlock’s efforts were pleasing. She will be a Wolverine to watch. Godlock came through the first mile in 6:35, a strong statement of getting out hard and gaining good race placement for the remaining 2.1-mile stretch. Shea Wheeler ran 25:05, Britain Hamrick 26:21, Leigh Deaver 27:29, Nancy Silva 28:42 and Shelby Wells 28:16. The top five places of each team member are tallied for team score and low score wins. The Lady Wolverine squad placed 15th overall with an average time of 25:47. To be competitive, five ladies must race a 7:30 pace per mile and finish in the 23:00 range. The Wolverine men’s team was sparked by senior Jacob Collins. Collins averaged 5:38 per mile, finishing in 17:32, a 36-second improvement over last year’s

performance on the same course. With ample preparation, Collins aims to better his 17:03 personal record from last season and lower his time to the low 16s. Sophomore Sean Doyle did not disappoint either. Doyle also bettered his 2012 Carnival position by 36 seconds to run 18:18. Newcomer Mitchell Brown held a 6:30 pace in his first 5K as a Wolverine to finish in 20:11. Jacob Wolfe finished fourth for the Wolverine squad in 20:48. Without five finishers Polk did not tally a team score. The Wolverine men’s team lead by Collins and Hall, took four freshmen to the state championships last year for the first time in seven seasons and they plan to return bigger, faster and stronger with all returning and the addition of Brown. Polk will be looking for someone to fill the shoes of its 2012 graduate, Chip Collins, who ran in the low 17s. In 2012 Polk men finished seventh in the state among 2A schools and averaged 17:55 for their top five finishers.

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The Lady Wolverines cross country runners prepare to race the individual event at the Jackson Park WNCCCC race Aug. 24. Runners, left to right, Shea Wheeler, Nancy Silva, Shelby Wells, Britain Hamrick, Leigh Deaver and India Godlock. Godlock was fourth overall with a time of 21:44.


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McEntire asked to exhibit in Abstract Invitational Sept. 12 The Elizabeth Stone Harper stroke and other applications to Gallery, located in the Harper create an independent expression Center for the Arts on the cam- possibly inspired by visual referpus of Presbyterian College ences or an internal monologue. (PC) in Clinton, S.C., recently Abstract works can also be simannounced the “Abstract Invi- ply described as spontaneous and tational” exhibition, featuring emotional expressions, free of artists from the piedmont area of any associations with meaning but purely an expression of the North and South Carolina. The exhibit opens with a re- visual language through a given ception for artists on Thursday, medium or media. The abstract art movement Sept. 12 from 5- 7 p.m. The began in the early twentieth public is invited. Included in the exhibit is local century and has evolved to this painter and sculptor Dale McEn- day to a very broad array of art used. Basically is known tire of Saluda, as wellSubscribe as artists to forms the Tryon Daily Bulletinit for up-to-date coverage on news, events, sports, and more! Daniel Bare, Martyn Bouskila, as a way to self-express in a very Four Contemplations by Dale McEntire 828-859-9151 Felicia van Bork, Linda Hudgins, freed up way, which coincides Robert Levin, Christopher Rico with current themes in history stract Invitational” brings works in this exhibit use traditional to the Harper Gallery of a wide media for their “abstract” art today. and Valerie Zimany. Curated by Ann Stoddard, range of self-expression through works in this colorful exhibit Abstract art or non-objective art uses a visual language of Gallery Director and College the broad art movement of the (ABSTRACT continued on page 19) form, shape, color, line, brush Curator of Harper Gallery, “Ab- abstract genre. Artists’ works

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which includes the whimsical glassworks by renown glass artist Robert Levin; the thought provoking capricious works on paper by Felicia van Bork; the flirtatious painterly color swirls of Linda Hudgins; the importantly defined brilliantly colored shaped canvases of Dale McEntire; the dynamic stormy paintings by Christopher Rico and the contrasting methodical and deliberately calculating rhythmic geometric paintings by Martyn Bouskila, surreal ceramic concoctions by Daniel Bare and Valerie Zimany’s erotic clay sculptures. This exhibit of works by artists working in their personal visual language to express and celebrate thought provoking self expressions released into an abstract and removed art form is one to visit many times to view, study and explore your own in-

Want to go? What: Exhibit reception When: Thursday, Sept. 12, 5-7 p.m. Where: Harper Center, Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C. terpretations. A visit to PC should include a stop at the Harper Center Gallery to experience this exhibit and others. The Harper Center Gallery hosts four exhibits each year — two exhibits of work from nationally recognized artists, the Senior Art Major Exhibit and the Annual Student Exhibit. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from noon – 5 p.m.; admission to the gallery is free. Presbyterian College is located between Columbia and Greenville, S.C. – article submitted by Ann Stoddard

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Foothills bridge results for Aug. 22 Morning Restricted Pairs Section A: North-South First: Esther Taylor Barbara Clegg Second/Third: Chris Ter Kuile - Charlotte Lindsey Second/Third: Mary Meyers - Patricia Komorous East-West First:/Second: Elizabeth Refshauge - Andrea Kahn First/Second: Bill Baker Pat Rogers T h i rd : L i z F r e y - S u e Rothemich Section B: North-South First: Sally Dix - Sandra Tillman Second: Gordy Cwik - Mike Roemer Third: Victoria Percy Douglas Percy Fourth: Carolyn Jones Elizabeth Easley East-West First: Jean Stratford Charlie Stratford

Second: Lee Cudlip - Jane Templeton Third: Janice Rasmussen Janet Cannon Fourth: William Kelly Peggy Henson Afternoon Open Pairs North-South First: Richard Long - Andrea Kahn Second: Charles Cannon Sally Jo Carter Third: Linda Sherer - David Bonner Fourth: Marilyn Yike Charlotte Lindsey East-West First: Jim Jackson - Virginia Ambrose Second: Elizabeth Refshauge - Florene Willard Third: Carole Stuenkel John Memory Fourth: Jack Saunders Doris Saunders – results submitted by Marily Williams


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The LLCA program goes even At Lake Lure Classical Academy (LLCA), education is not further according to board member just about intellect; it is also about and curriculum committee chair character enrichment. New to the Melinda Morse. “Our program also helps stu2013-2014 LLCA curriculum is the addition of a Character Education dents deal with social intelligence Program (CEP) component. Char- and self knowing issues, like acter education cultivates opportu- failure,” said Morse. “Is failure a nities for students to demonstrate setback, a motivation or a means character strengths in the areas for collapse?” LLCA staff received one-onof curiosity, social intelligence, self-control, gratitude, service, one training on the Character optimism, zest, integrity and grit. Education Program (CEP) led The school’s motto to students by LLCA School Counselor Ms. Walker, who is is to “Inquire. also teaching Inspire. Serve.” “Our program also supplemental End of year lessons to each survey respons- helps students deal with grade throughes from LLCA social intelligence and out the year. parents and famSchool counilies indicated a self knowing issues, like selor visits will strong interest failure...” in the addition -- Curriculum committee be monthly for of character chair Melinda Morse kindergarten through secdevelopment ond grades and to the school’s curriculum. The LLCA Board’s weekly for third through eighth Curriculum Committee learned grades. High school students will about the collaborative character work with the high school English education work achieved by the teacher through online journaling non-profit, Character Lab, psychol- and other writing assignments with ogy professor Martin Seligman, occasional visits each semester by Dr. Angela Duckworth and KIPP Walker. “We are proud of the character Public Charter Schools. The LLCA CEP is designed education program and look foraround nine of these character ward to seeing the LLCA staff build strengths, allowing a school-wide a culture over time that enriches our students and community,” said focus on one each month. LLCA Director Jessica Boland Morse. “We believe this program gives examples for how character will set our school apart and is a education is incorporated into cur- truly valuable investment in our students’ future in our world.” rent studies. The LLCA-CFA Core KnowlKindergarten students studying the Wright Brothers could explore edge Curriculum is designed for all the brothers’ grit in their determina- students to have educational suction to fly. The brothers started by cess with an emphasis on language repairing bicycles, and after many arts, history, geography, mathematfailed test flights and visits to the ics, science, fine arts and character drawing board, they “dug deep building. The high school program and demonstrated grit by trying provides a rigorous, college-preagain until they finally got it right paratory curriculum that prepares and became pioneers in the study students for a lifetime of critical thinking, self-motivated learning of flight.” Boland adds that sixth graders and active citizenship. Learn more at www.LLCA. could explore curiosity as they study historical figures like Scien- TeamCFA.org or call 828-625tist Marie Curie whose curiosity 9292. - article submitted led her to become the first woman by Michelle McConnell Yelton to win a Nobel Prize.


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Carson exhibits at The McBride Gallery Saluda artist Jim Carson had one of his paintings accepted to the Oil Painters of America (OPA) Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition for Traditional Oils, to be held at The McBride Gallery in Annapolis, Md., on Oct. 20-Nov.17. The opening reception will be at the gallery on Oct. 20. The selected painting is titled “Social at the Tailgate,” and is a local scene of the Saluda Friday afternoon tailgate market. The OPA has more than 4,000 artists throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Founded in 1991, the OPA is dedicated to preserving and promoting excellence in representational art. Carson’s work can be found locally at Skyuka Gallery in Tryon, Wickwire Gallery in Hendersonville and The Purple Onion in Saluda. Carson’s next plein air workshop is Oct. 24-26, in Saluda. For more information, email jimcarson@ tds.net, call 828 7493702 or visit www.jimcarson.net. – article submitted by Jim Carson

“Social at the Tailgate” by Jim Carson

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Contestants sought for Miss Asheville and Miss Blue Ridge Valley Organizers of the Miss Asheville and Miss Blue Ridge Valley 2014 Pageant are calling for contestants to compete for the Miss Asheville 2014 and Miss Blue Ridge Valley 2014 crowns, as well as Outstanding Teen, in a gala event on Nov. 2 at the Colonial Theatre in Canton, N.C. Young women ages 17 to 24 are invited to enter to compete for the titles of Miss Asheville 2014 and Miss Blue Ridge Valley 2014, a subsidiary of the annual Miss America Pageant. Miss Asheville 2014 and Miss Blue Ridge Valley 2014 will be eligible to compete in the 77th Miss North Carolina Pageant in June 2014 in Raleigh, whose winner will then compete in the 94th Miss America 2015 Pageant held in Atlantic City, N.J. Women living, working or attending school in the following counties are invited to enter: Buncombe, Avery, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, McDowell,

Mitchell, Jackson, Rutherford, Transylvania, Watauga, Polk and Yancey. Contestants claiming Buncombe County will qualify for the Miss Asheville competition, other counties listed will qualify for the Blue Ridge Valley competition. The Miss Asheville/Miss Blue Ridge Valley Pageant is an all-volunteer organization, and proceeds of its fundraising efforts go into the scholarship fund that is awarded to Miss Asheville, Miss Blue Ridge Valley and runners-up. The pageant is part of the Miss America Organization, one of the nation’s leading achievement programs that provide scholarship assistance to young women. Contestants will compete in the categories of private interview, swimsuit, talent, evening wear and will answer an on-stage question. They will also be expected to complete a service project of their own choosing. During her reign, Miss Ashe-

ville 2014 and Miss Blue Ridge Valley 2014 will take part in community service projects as well as participating in fundraising for the Miss America Organization’s charitable work on behalf of the Children’s Miracle Network. Part of the program will include a competition for Outstanding Teen. The winners will appear with Miss Asheville 2014 and Miss Blue Ridge Valley 2014 at the Miss North Carolina Pageant in Raleigh. The Outstanding Teen competition is open to young ladies ages 13 to 16 who live in the counties listed above. Teens will compete in private interview, physical fitness, talent, evening wear and will answer an on-stage question. Deadline to enter all competitions is Sept. 22. Those interested in entering should email info@ missasheville.org for an informational packet. About the Miss America Organization: The Miss America Organiza-

Miss Blue Ridge Valley Tori Hunter. (photo from missasheville.org)

tion is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance. – article submitted by Kelly Morgan


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Blackwell art classes at ICC Polk Center Ever walked through the woods and thought someone or something was watching you? Maybe it was a wood spirit. No one knows for sure when the wood spirit legend began. Some claim it started in Europe where they are also called “Greeman” or “Wildman” or “Woodwose.” Join instructor Don Blackwell and learn to release that spirit from the wood with step-by-step instructions in his popular Beginning Carving Wood Spirits class at Isothermal Community College’s Polk Center in Columbus. Wood spirit carving is an excellent project for the beginning carver and Blackwell will guide you through with tips and techniques and use of tools placing a special emphasis on safety. The class starts Thursday, Aug. 29 and will meet each Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon for 8 weeks. More advanced carvers will be interested in the Extreme Carving Realism class, the continuation of wood spirit carvings with an emphasis on extreme caricature. Starting Aug. 28, this class will meet on Wednesdays from 1 – 4 p.m. Blackwell is also conducting two open studio classes starting Aug. 30 and meeting from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 – 4 p.m. on Fridays. During these sessions, Blackwell shares techniques and guides students on any project they are currently working on. Have you always wanted to learn how to draw and do it well? You can join Blackwell for his Beginning Drawing class that starts

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Don Blackwell

Oct. 23 meeting each Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon. Blackwell not only teaches the basic skills needed to draw well, but also how to tap into your natural artistic abilities and creativity. You’ll learn to “see” as an artist sees. That is, learning to process visual information in the same way artists do. Born in Hendersonville, N.C., Blackwell spent 25 years in Alaska and considers it his other home. His work now reaches far points of the world. His originals and prints are in three museums, the Ministry of Defense in Winnipeg, Canada and Ministry of Defense in Moscow, Russia, the Pentagon and more. After an impressive 25-year Air Force career, Married to Phoebe Blackwell, they have raised their five kids and are enjoying five beautiful grandchildren. A versatile artist, Blackwell’s works are done in pen and ink, watercolor, airbrush, oil, colored pencil and wood. He teaches Carving Woodspirits- Beginning to Ad-

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Blackwell wood carving. (photos submitted)

vanced levels, Beginning Drawing, Intermediate Drawing, Pen and Ink and Multimedia Drawing at Isothermal Community College’s Polk Center. For more information, to register for these classes or to be added to the interest list and notified when the next class is scheduled, please call Isothermal Community College Polk Center at 828-8943092 or visit www.isothermal.edu/ learnstuffpolk. - article submitted by Kate Barkschat

Rotary Club of Tryon, meets every Thursday at noon at Tryon Presbyterian Church on Harmon Field Rd. Tryon Tailgate Market, every Thursday, 4 to 6:30 p.m., until November. All items are grown or made in Polk County. Brushfire Stankgrass at Landrum Library Thursday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. 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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local manager of Medicaid and state-funded services. Individuals, families and interested community members are invited to attend this forum to: • Learn about the change in management of your service funds; • Find out more information about Smoky Mountain Center; • Ask questions about the partnership between Western Highlands Network and Smoky Mountain Center. For more information, call Smoky Mountain Center Customer Services at 1-888-7575726. For access to services,

Want to go? What: Mental health forum When: Tuesday, Sept. 3 Where: ICC Polk Campus 1255 W. Mills St., Columbus call Western Highlands anytime at 1-800-951-3792. You can also visit www. westernhighlands.org/partnership or www.smokymountaincenter.com/partnership. – article submitted by Lou Parton

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Individuals and families with interest in the mental health, substance abuse and intellectual/developmental disability service system are invited to a community forum Tuesday, Sept. 3. The event will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Isothermal Community College Polk Campus, located at 1255 W. Mills St., Columbus, NC 28722. Western Highlands Network and Smoky Mountain Center are partnering to serve the 23 western and foothills counties of Western North Carolina. Beginning Oct. 1, Smoky Mountain Center will become the

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Partnership for the Future holds community forum on mental health Sept. 3 at ICC

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The Foxy Ladies of Polk County recently held a luncheon fundraiser in Steps to HOPE’s Community Room, raising more than $1,000 for the organization’s Adolescent Skill-building/Karate Program, ASK. A brief presentation was given by ASK program facilitator and Steps to HOPE Community Outreach Educator Ruth Richardson, who emphasized the importance of working closely with children in order to break and end the generational cycle of violence. Pictured from left to right: Nancy West; Steps to HOPE Executive Director Rachel Ramsey; Lynn Kirkwood; STH Community Outreach Educator Ruth Richardson; Elaine Belk; Marie Butler; and Helen Gilbert. (photo submitted by Debra Backus)

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Foxy Ladies Fundraiser for Steps to HOPE


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