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Tryon Daily Bulletin

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Vol. 86 / No. 71

Tryon, N.C. 28782

Friday, May 10, 2013

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Polk County students excel in Oklahoma City See full story on page 4.

Son Rise Baptist Church will have a car wash fundraiser Saturday, May 11 at Advanced Auto in Columbus from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. All proceeds from the fundraiser benefit the church's youth trip.

Heavy rains bring more sewage to Whitmire’s Tryon property 59,000 gallons of untreated wastewater spills from manhole

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Area residents may think they are sick of recent rains, but their inconve(Continued on page 6)

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


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Thursdays, 7 a.m. - noon, corner of Hampton Court and Hwy. 108. “Strut Your Style,” The Friendship Circle, a women’s committee benefitting Hospice House of the Carolina Foothills, is preparing for their spring luncheon/fashion show on May 9. It will again be held at the Piedmont Club in Spartanburg. 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 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 ses-

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sion for young children and care givers includes music, nursery rhymes, action poems and short books. Storytime at 10:30 a.m. for preschoolers includes books, music and fingerplays. Call 828457-2218. Polk County Historical Association Museum open Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. 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. 828-817-0382. Republican General Member Meeting Republican headquarters, 33 Peak S., Columbus. 7 p.m. 828894-2520. Alcoholics Anonymous Thursdays, 8 p.m., CooperRiis, Mill Spring. 828-859-7099.


Saluda Center, Friday events: chair exercise, 9:30 a.m.; Trash Train, 10 a.m.; NA Meeting, 8 p.m. For more activities, email or visit Sculpture 2013, Tryon Fine Arts Center (TFAC) announces

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Moon Phase

Today: Isolated t-storms, with 30 percent chance of rain. High 81, low 61. Saturday: Scattered Isolated t-storms/Scattered t-storms t-storms, with 60 percent chance of rain. High 76, low 58. Sunday: AM clouds/PM sun, with 20 percent chance of rain. High 75, low 47. Monday: Sunny, with no chance of rain. High 69, low 44. Wednesday’s weather was: High 72, low 58, 0.08 inches of rain.

Sculpture 2013, a juried regional sculpture exhibition and sale, open from May 3 - 30. The Meeting Place Senior Center Friday activities include movie matinee 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. Tryon Presbyterian’s annual Strawberry Social The Presbyterian Women of Tryon Presbyterian Church will hold the church’s annual Strawberry Social on Friday, May 10 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Bryson Owen gospel singing and supper, a gospel singing and supper will be held May 10 from 5-8 p.m. at Sunny View Elementary for student Bryson Owen. Owen is currently receiving treatments for Burkitt’s Lymphoma. American Legion Post 250 weekly bingo games, Fridays, 7 p.m., 43 Depot St., Tryon. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Smoke-free. Medicinal Music, a concert featuring Aaron Burdett will be held at Rogers Park Friday, May 10 from 8-10 p.m. The concert will benefit Doctors Without Borders. Narcotics Anon., Saluda Senior Center, Friday, 8 p.m.


Stamp Out Hunger Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry encourages Polk County residents to leave a bag of non-perishable items at their mailbox for mail carriers to pick up. The donations picked up locally will be given to Outreach. Landrum Farmers’ Market meets on North Trade St. from 7-11

a.m. near the depot. For information, contact Joe Cunningham at 864-457-6585. Columbus Tailgate Market, every Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon, until November. All items are grown or made in Polk County. Western Regional Track Meet Qualifying Polk Wolverines will compete Saturday, May 11 at the Western Regional Meet in Bunker Hill, N.C. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba class, Saturdays, 9 a.m. Grassroots Art Project, holds art classes to benefit Lennie’s Fund and the Humane Society, Saturdays from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. There is no fee for the class and all materials will be provided. Classes are held at the Holy Cross Episcopal Church on Melrose Ave. in Tryon. Call 828-899-0673 for more information. House of Flags Museum, open Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 33 Gibson Street, Columbus. Polk County Historical Association Museum open Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. Tryon Fine Arts Center, Oil painting class for teens with Margaret Curtis, Saturdays, noon - 3 p.m. Tryon’s Second Saturday Gallery Trots invite art enthusiasts to peruse through the town’s various art galleries and shops where local, regional and national artists will be featured from 5-8 p.m. every second Saturday of the month. The evenings will also be (Continued on page 47)

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Polk County 4-H offers exciting summer program I f y o u r c h i l d i s a l way s complaining about being bored in the summer, Polk County 4-H is offering a variety of shor t, fun, educational programs. Youth can sign up for one or all of the classes offered. Classes include: Etiquette – Fun hands on manners class. Flag Etiquette – Learn how the American flag should be treated and participate in a retirement ceremony, as well as make a patriotic craft. Sewing – learn the basic log cabin quilt square and make a dress from material and a tank top. In addition there will be a jewelry making class, cooking classes, basic electricity, Robotics and more. To learn more about these programs and how to register, call the Polk County Extension Office at 828-8948218. (photo submitted by Helen Clark)


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PCHS land judging team eighth in national competition by Samantha Hurst

parameters to determine uses Polk County High School’s in urban areas related to septic land judging team – made up of systems, basements, foundaCaleb Brown, Mackenzie Mc- tions, landfills and landscapCool, Caley Modlin and Elena ing. Preston – showed off their ex“I think all of us really had tent of soil knowledge earlier the drive to want to place so this month as they soared over high that we put a lot of our 102 teams to place eighth in time studying and asking questhe national FFA land judging tions, which made us do well,” competition. said Preston. Preston said she was proud Barber said the competiof what the team accomplished. tion also exposes students “Competing on a national to knowledge they’ll likely level proves need throughthat Polk out their lives. C o u n t y c a n “These kids have learned H e s a i d , f o r hold its own,” what happens when you example, they Preston said. put forth effort - great might one day “Overall, it need to know was a great ex- things can happen.” whether or -- Chauncey Barber not a piece of perience. Placing so high in property they the competition was surprising, want to buy is suitable to build but at the end of the day we a home on or raise a particular knew we had the dedication to crop on for years to come. He make it.” said the material takes a lot of The four students and spon- time to master. sors traveled the 1,000 miles “These kids have learned from Polk County High School what happens when you put to Oklahoma City, Okla. to forth effort - great things can compete. Once there, the teens happen. These students are a had to prove their knowledge model to other students that it based on things such as soil is OK to do something out of composition, erosion, slope, the ordinary, like land judging, woodland protection and flood- because extraordinary things ing. can happen with it,” Barber Teacher Chauncey Barber said. said the team has always aimed Barber said the four stufor perfection and it was that dents who participated in dedication that put them above the national competition did so many other teams. more than compete. He said “They have had a superb their hard work also afforded attitude and drive to be the them the opportunity to tour best,” he said. “They have al- the Oklahoma City Bombing ways asked the hard questions Memorial, Cowboy Hall of at practice and, believe me, at Fame and eat at some of the times we do not know how to most famous restaurants in the respond. They definitely think United States. outside the box.” Sponsors for the students’ Students are not simply trip included NCFFA, Polk judged on the types of soils County Farm Bureau, Carolina and land uses they experience Farm Credit, Polk County Ruin their own backyards. They ral Development, Polk County must have a wide understand- Soil and Water, Reride Tack ing of soil types and concerns Shop, Chinquapin Farm, Robfrom all regions of the country. ert and Babs Strickland, and This includes understanding Bill and Kaye Ennis.

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straight out. It’s disgusting. (The town) just doesn’t realize… that’s sewer water.”

nience pales in comparison to Tryon resident Eunice Whitmire’s Tryon Council discussion tribulations. Tryon Town Council met TuesAlmost every time the area suf- day, May 7 for a meeting regarding fers a hard rain, town sewage runs the budget. During that meeting in Whitmire’s yard. For years sew- commissioner Arbogast brought age backed up in her house, but the up Whitmire’s situation. town recently installed a backflow “Well 14 years is a long time meter so the sewage couldn’t enter to be in a disgusting situation like the home. that,” Arbogast said. “We are very This past weekend, although no lucky we don’t have news trucks sewage entered Whitmire’s home, sitting at her house and we’re all the backflow meter also wouldn’t not being interviewed. And I don’t allow any flow to leave the house know how that hasn’t happened. so she was left with no use of Whatever we need to do, we need her water. Whitmire said town to have every resource up there commissioners fixing that – toDoug Arbogast day.” and Roy Miller “It’s disgusting. If (the Commisvisited her home town) thinks I’m going sioner George on Sunday, May to stay here another three Baker said 5, when the area every time it received 3.73 months they are wrong." rains he goes -- Eunice Whitmire by Whitmire’s inches of rain. At that time a house. He asked valve was opened. Whitmire could if anything came into the house then use her water, but the open this time. valve dumped sewage in her Town staff answered that nothfront yard, a common occurrence ing came in the house, but she Whitmire said she’s been sick of couldn’t flush her toilet. Baker for almost 14 years. asked if the town remedied that Commissioners Arbogast and situation? Miller offered to pay for Whitmire “We opened the valve in front to stay at the Pine Crest Inn, but of her house and all the sewage she declined. went in the yard,” Arbogast said. Now the town has discussed Town water distribution/sewer whether it needs to move Whit- collection supervisor Gary Walker mire, lift up her house or wait a explained what town staff thinks is few more months for construction happening at the Whitmire propto begin on replacing the East erty on East Howard Street. He Howard Street sewer line. The said the situation was exacerbated installation of the sewer line is when the town bolted the manhole expected to stop the problem at down and sealed the lid. He said Whitmire’s home. this leaves the water nowhere to “It’s disgusting,” Whitmire go. said. “If (the town) thinks I’m Arbogast asked if the manhole going to stay here another three wasn’t bolted down, would the months they are wrong.” sewer water just spill out “over Whitmire said it has been a there instead of over here.” Town practice at her house for years to staff answered yes. take your shoes off at the door so “They wasted money on that you don’t track in sewage from the and wasted money putting rock yard. She said she hasn’t been in and mesh in my yard,” Whitmire her yard in years and it devastates said. “I can’t cut the grass because her to reminisce about a time when of the mesh.” she could garden in her yard. The town put rock in the yard to “You know, the yard once upon divert the water and the mesh was a time was real pretty. I don’t go installed to grow grass. Whitmire around (the outside of) my house,” (Continued on page 8) said Whitmire. “I go straight in and

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said there’s also rainwater that runs under her porch. “If it ain’t the rain that’s got me, it’s the sewer,” she said. Walker said he saw on television where an Asheville area is having the same problem as Tryon. “But not for 14 years,” Arbogast said. “It’s embarrassing for 14 years and we haven’t moved her or lifted the house up or put her up at the top of three stories or something.” Public works director Joel Burrell said Whitmire’s house is in a flood plain and she’s lower in elevation than the sewer plant. It was later stated that Whitmire’s property is the lowest elevation point in the entire town. “Believe me I feel sorry for Ms. Whitmire, but there comes a point where the individual rights are not as important as the group rights and you know, maybe the best thing we could do is buy her a house and move her out of there,” Burrell said. Whitmire told the Bulletin this week that if the town wants to put her in a house equal in value to her house,she’d happily move. “I’ve brought that up before too,” Arbogast said. “Why don’t we buy her a house?” Miller said if the town moves Whitmire the town could use the property as a drain field. Arbogast later said the town should give Whitmire options and let her decide what she wants to do; to buy her a house or lift up her house. Baker said the town is within three months of fixing the problem. Miller argued that the flooding issue would still remain. The town this year approved a $701,907 budget ordinance to replace the East Howard Street sewer line. A Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) will provide $537,738, while the town had to come up with the remaining $164,169 to increase the 12-inch line to a 24-inch line, as required by the state. Interim town manager Joey Davis told council the grant funds are scheduled to be released later

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this month when the town can go out for bid on the project. Miller estimated construction would begin in the next three to four months. Walker said the larger line will fix Whitmire’s sewer water overflow problem but will just push the overflow further down the line at the sewer plant. Burrell said the town laid lines in 1900 and no work has been done to them. The town has performed inflow and infiltration testing to find the leaks in its system. Wastewater spill Through the weekend rains, the town also suffered a sewage discharge on New Market Road, near Whitmire’s house. The discharge of untreated wastewater came from a manhole on New Market Road before Vaughn Creek. An estimated 59,027 gallons reached surface waters of a tributary to Vaughn Creek. The discharge was reported at 10 a.m. on May 5 and ended at 6:30 p.m. Burrell was unavailable at press time to answer questions regarding the spill or if the town received a fine from the state because of the spill. During Tuesday’s meeting the spill was briefly addressed. At that time Burrell said the town received a $7,900 fine the last time its system experienced a spill. Tryon received another $4,000 fine prior to that for sewage spills. The last few times a spill occurred during a major rain event the state didn’t fine anyone because so many occurred throughout the state, Burrell told commissioners. “That’s the interesting part,” Baker said. “We’re not alone in this. Ms. Whitmire unfortunately is the one paying the real price.” Whitmire, who is 68, said she pays her taxes and water and sewer bills and said she feels like this is the time she should be relaxing. “You try to hold up and think things will get better, but when it happens it just makes you furious,” she said. “It drains you. Tryon is supposed to be the nicest little place, but for me it’s the worst place.” Town council meets again on May 21 at 7 p.m. at the fire department.

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Polk district court results In Polk County District Court convicted of intoxicated and held Wednesday, May 1 with disruptive. Austin was sentenced Judge Emily to four days in Cowan presidjail with credit Court results ing, 53 cases for time served. were heard. Christopher Some cases were continued, dis- S. Winslow was convicted of missed or sent to superior court. misdemeanor larceny after break/ The following persons were enter. Winslow was sentenced convicted of a crime: to 19 days in jail with credit for James Arthur Austin II was time served.

Polk sheriff weekly report During the week from April 29 through May 5, 2013, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office answered 266 calls for service. Officers served seven criminal papers, 13 civil papers, made 16 arrests and issued 14 citations. The sheriff’s office assisted

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Isothermal leading discussion on transit plan The Isothermal Rural Planning Organization (RPO) is hosting a series of community input sessions in the region to solicit input for a coordinated transit plan for Rutherford, Polk and McDowell Counties. This plan is expected to be an update to an existing plan and is developed through a partnership among the Isothermal RPO and the community transportation providers for each county. This coordinated transit plan will identify transit needs, priorities and strategies, for intercounty transit service in the region. Coordinated transit plans in rural areas have traditionally focused primarily on meeting the needs of the elderly and disabled, and not on serving commuters. Concerns over fuel prices, potential changes to Medicaid transportation and new commuting patterns have changed that discussion. This plan will identify service needs and potential projects. Certain funding sources require

that this planning takes place first before the transit providers can apply for funds. As part of the planning process, a public workshop is scheduled in Polk County to solicit information on gaps in service and potential solutions from interested citizens and those who work with transit regularly. Polk County Location: R. Jay Foster Hall of Justice Bryant Womack Justice and Administration Building Address: 40 Courthouse St, Columbus, NC 28722 Date: May 23, 2013 Time: 3-5 p.m. Anyone who has questions or would like to provide feedback but cannot attend the meeting can contact the RPO staff member, Karyl Fuller, at 828-287-2281 or or Dianne Timberlake, PCTA Director, at 828-894-8203 or dtimberlake@ – article submitted by Dianne Timberlake

Saluda Duplicate Bridge Club results Results for the Saluda DBC game played on 6 May are as follows: First: Pinckney Clement and Joan Vitalich; Second: Clara Carter. Games are played each Monday

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Bob Neely featured artist at Thompson's Garden Gallery For the month of May, Bob and yard. Sketchbooks are strategiNeely will be the featured artist at cally located to record new ideas. Thompson's Garden Gallery. When “My goal is to create pieces that you stop by to see Neely's diverse challenge my skills and captivate works, you'll find that Erin and the viewer. My paintings use Cory Thompcolor, geometry son are bringing and pointiltheir own energy “My favorite question lism (a 20"x24" to downtown from an observer of my painting may Tryon. work is, ‘Are you crazy or contain more Their galthan 20,000 inlery showcases are you just going crazy?’” dividual dots.),” -- Bob Neely Neely said. “Of44 local artists and craftsmen ten, my sculpamong a mix of whimsical and tures are made of Portland cepractical items for home and gar- ment, a medium that is extremely den. durable. I find making the molds Neely is one of the more experi- as exciting as seeing the finished mental artists who lives in Tryon. piece for the first time.” He paints, he sculpts and he takes “My favorite question from an found objects and produces jewelry observer of my work is, 'Are you or items for the home and garden. crazy or are you just going crazy?' Recently, he has created garden The answer to that question is chimes out of wine bottles and a line best answered by the eyes of the of jewelry fashioned from coins. beholder.” His creative process takes place Thompson's Garden Gallery in almost every part of his house is located at 83 Palmer Street,

As a former mayor of Tryon, Bob Neely captures the being-pulled-apart feeling of leading diverse citizens in his piece, "The Politician."

behind Stott's Ford and around the corner from Green River Frame Shop, Skyuka Fine Art and Tryon Painters and Sculptors galleries.

Spring - summer hours are Monday - Saturday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. - article submitted by Mara Smith

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Games donated to the Boys & Girls Club by Adawehi Institute and Wellness Center of Columbus.

Boys and Girls Club receive games from Adawehi Institute Scottie Parks, Executive Director of the Boys And Girls Club of Henderson County (BGCHC), has experience speaking the language of youth. Recently, Parks and a few young members got right down to the business of play when they unpacked over a dozen games that were donated by Adawehi Institute and Wellness Center of Columbus. “Play is an important part of the vocabulary of healthy children,” said Parks, “and what they want most of all is for grown-ups to stop what they are doing, meet them where they are and play

with them.” Last year, the BGCHC served 1,553 young people, aged six to 18. 90 percent of the members qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. They are learning to become productive, responsible, and caring citizens with the long-term commitment of BGCHC services and the support of donors such as Adawehi Institute, where Jackie Woods is the founder and director. For more information, visit and - article submitted by Roulettei Gildersleeve

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Rutherford Regional offers Mindful eating program Rutherford Regional Medical Center’s food service provider, Sodexo, is offering a new healthy eating program, Mindful, in the Break Away Café. “Healthy eating has a negative reputation most often because it’s used interchangeably with the word diet,” said Alexandra Lautenschlaeger, RD, LD, LDN, clinical nutrition manager for Rutherford Regional Health System. “Diets tend to eliminate certain foods, such as sugars, proteins and grains or they are used to cleanse the body.” “Healthy eating,” she continued, “should be inclusive, not exclusive.” “Diets are often for the short term, but your body needs long term results. Being healthy is a long term commitment.” Through the Mindful Program, healthy choices are offered that are transparent in their nutrients and ingredients yet also satisfying in taste. Mindful teaches you how to get the biggest bank for your calorie buck, Lautenschlaeger added. A variety of foods, called Mindful Mix, will be served, which provides the most food volume given the amount of calories, and is based on consuming 50 percent fruit and vegetables, 25 percent wholesome carbohydrates, 25 percent lean proteins and a minimum of healthy fats. Those who keep up with their exercise and track their meals will be able to do so easily as Sodexo has partnered with MyFitnessPal and Fitbit. If you have a smartphone, you will be able to scan the QR code on each item to store in your application. “Remember, healthy eating is not to starve yourself of any nutrients, but rather finding a balance for you to enjoy food and reaping the long term benefits,” Lautenschlaeger said. For more information on dining services at Rutherford Regional, visit

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Ali B’s Boutique opening Saturday in Old Music Shed building What began six months ago as a sad realization that her parents were not going to buy her a car when she turned 16, has turned into an amazing entrepreneurial adventure for Ali Baston and her good friend Jessa Jackson. Ali B’s Boutique opens at 11 a.m. this Saturday, May 11 at the Old Music Shed building, 322 East Mills Street Columbus, next to Scoops N’more. After realizing how many hours she would have to work at minimum wage to pay for a car, and equally not thrilled about her father’s offer of working for him (she said she would rather just “walk”), Baston took her father up on his second offer to help her start her own business. Challenged by a lack of local “junior” size clothing and price points suitable for budgetconscious high school students, (Continued on page 17)

Ali Baston on the right, Jessa Jackson on the left and Jamie Jackson on ladder. (photo submitted)

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a result, the items in Ali B’s Boutique are currently priced between (continued from page 16) $6 and $35. There are even reasonably she knew right away the kind of business she would start – a priced items in stock that are suitclothing and accessories boutique able for Mother’s Day gifts. The name of the shop, Ali B’s, geared to her age group. She also is one affectioninstantly knew ately given to who she wanted Want to go? Ali by her older on her team, her brother Drew long-time friend What: Ali B's Boutique Petersen. Jessa Jackson. opening On SaturAfter much When: Saturday, May 11, day, door prizes paperwork and 11 a.m. will be awarded planning, the and snacks ofgirls went to the Where: 322 E. Mills St., fered, includAtlanta Apparel Columbus. ing a decorative Mart to buy their cake by Melissa first inventory. Realizing that even those whole- Smith who also has silk corsages sale prices were too high, the and boutonnieres available at the girls tirelessly searched until they shop for PCHS’s upcoming prom found a single vendor who was (in stock and made to order). Baston will soon establish shop impressed with the girls’ entrepreneurial spirit and agreed to work hours based on demand and will with them on reduced pricing. The also explore Internet sales. You girls have also found other online can visit the shop on facebook at vendors with more reasonable AliBsBoutique. - article submitted prices through which they have Pam Baston ordered additional inventory. As


Hendersonville celebrates “The Golden Age of Henderson County 1879-1929” The Henderson County Heritage Museum in partnership with Historic 7th Avenue District, the Curb Market and the History Center plans to celebrate “The Golden Age of Henderson County – 1879-1929” and the Coming Of The Train with horse and carriage and trolley rides between the four places. The Saluda Grade Model Exhibit for the Museum, created by the Apple Valley Model Railroad Club, will have their Grand Opening on Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m. on the steps of the Historic Courthouse on Main Street. In addition to the model of the Saluda Grade, there will be a new exhibit of “The Early Architects of Henderson County,” Erle Stillwell and Richard Sharp Smith; the 1900 General Store of M.M. Shepherd, first merchant in Henderson County; Revolutionary War and 18th Century Surgery and Apothecary Display;

Henderson County Cemetery Map and county headstones of Revolutionary War soldiers; the Civil War Exhibit; WWI, WWII through Desert Storm Exhibits; and an upgraded and restocked Gift Shop. Informative talks on the history of the Saluda Grade, the last train trip up the grade and the history of the 7th Avenue Depot will be held at 1 p.m. in the Courtroom of the Historic Courthouse. A film of a “Flight over Hendersonville” will also be in the courtroom at 2 p.m. There will be all-day tours of the museum and refreshments will be served in the Carolina 1st Community Room. No Reservations required for this event, and it is free to the public. For More information call 828-694-1619 - article submitted by Bette Carter

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St. Luke’s Hospital celebrates national nurses week The dedication of America's 3.1 million registered nurses to save lives and to maintain the health of millions of individuals is the focus of this year's National Nurses Week, celebrated annually May 6-12 throughout the United States. And the Nursing Staff at St. Luke’s Hospital has joined the celebration! Each day during National Nurses Week is marked with small but special events to recognize “Nursing Through the Ages.” At St. Luke’s Hospital, there is a photo collage and display; special duffle bags/back packs distributed; an afternoon of free massages and several chances to win door prizes. The recognition gifts, door prizes and massages were generously contributed by members of the Medical Staff, several area businesses and massage therapy students at Isothermal Community College. While St. Luke’s is also celebrating the annual Benefits Fair, all staff and physicians are invited to (Continued on page 4)

In celebration of National Nurses Week, Tracy Cates and Gayle Rape help arrange a photo collage of St. Luke’s Hospital Nurses through the years. (photo submitted by Kathy Woodham)

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Today’s nurses must have the strength to care for patients during (continued from page 18) times of disaster and crisis; they a Wednesday afternoon cookout in must have the commitment to remain involved in continuing education the courtyard. Annually, National Nurses’Week throughout their careers; and they begins on May 6, marked as RN Rec- must have the compassion it takes to ognition Day, and ends on May 12, provide hands-on patient care at the bedside. the birthday of “As St. Florence NightLuke’s Hospital ingale, founder “As St. Luke’s Hospital joins in the naof nursing as a joins in the national modern profes- celebration, we feel there’s tional celebration, we feel there’s sion. probably not Traditionally, probably not another another hospital National Nurses’ hospital in the country Week is devoted that has as great a group in the country that has as great to highlighting a group of dedithe diverse ways of dedicated nurses as cated nurses as in which regis- those right here." tered nurses are -- Ken Shull those right here,” said Ken Shull, working to imchief executive prove health care. From bedside nursing in hospitals officer of St. Luke’s Hospital. “We’re and long-term care facilities to the very fortunate to have such outstandhalls of research institutions, state ing nurses who provide exceptional legislatures and Congress, the depth care for our patients, right here, close and breadth of the nursing profession to home.” - article submitted is meeting the expanding health care by Kathy Woodham needs of American society.


Fragrant Plant Program at FENCE FENCE invites the public to join fellow gardening enthusiasts and amateurs at 10 a.m. on May 13 for a Fragrant Plant program. This “one of a kind” program offers the opportunity to see, feel and smell great garden plants, as well as see small, medium and large fragrant plants! Attendees will learn how to add these plants to their gardens and find out great landscape secrets to providing unexpected fragrance to their space. This program is free and will be held in-doors rain or shine. The

program will be presented by Sondra Scoggins, master gardener and owner of Motlow Creek Gardens. Sondra will share her decades of experience creating and maintaining beautiful gardens and containers. The program will last approximately 20-30 minutes with a question and answer session following. Refreshments will be served. This program is presented with the help of the Kirby Endowment at the Polk County Community Foundation. - article submitted by Gretchen Verbonic

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at 1:30 p.m. at the Saluda Center with a discussion session at 12:45 p.m. prior to the game. A partner is guaranteed. - article submitted by Tollie Ross

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Healthful benefits of drinking tea

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Tea is the most popular drink about five minutes of ingestion, and worldwide, but in the United States, reaches its peak in about 30 minutes. it ranks behind coffee, soft drinks, Mild doses of caffeine – 85-250 milk and fruit juice. milligrams (the equivalent to one to Medical researchers though, are three cups of coffee) – help suppress finding potential healing powers fatigue and improve alertness, but in this ancient beverage. The most higher doses can produce nervouspopular teas are “black,” “red” or ness, restlessness, and insomnia. “green.” These are produced from “Xanthenes” increase blood flow the leaves, buds and stalks of the to the heart, but if used in excess, “Camellia Sinensis” plant. Black can, in some instances trigger irand red teas are dried, crushed and regularities in the heartbeat. In fermented. The contrast to the length of ferdilating affect on Diet & Exercise mentation deterby David Crocker other blood vesmines whether sels, xanthenes the tea will be red or black. Green constrict blood vessels in the brain. tea is simply steamed quickly before For this reason caffeine may relieve packaging and therefore is the least some headaches and is often a processed. component of prescription and nonThe leaves of the Camellia prescription headache medications. plant contain compounds called With the focus of so many indi“polyphenols”. These polyphenols viduals today on natural, caffeineare antioxidants and protect the free alternatives to coffee and tea, body’s cells from free radical dam- herbal teas have become very age, help prevent premature blood popular. Actually herbal teas aren’t clotting, and boost the immune really teas at all in the true sense of system. Some researchers believe the word; they aren’t made from the these polyphenols can lower cho- “Camellia Sinensis” bush, but rather lesterol levels, neutralize enzymes are brewed flowers, leaves, seeds, that aid in the growth of tumors bark or roots of any plant or combiand deactivate cancer promoters, nation of plants. Popular herbal tea which are chemicals or substances blends include ginger, cinnamon, that promote expansion of initiated mint, lemon, orange and apple. cancer cells. While it’s true many herbs have Since green tea is unfermented, it been approved for use by the FDA, retains more polyphenols than either it is equally true that many have not red or black tea. Apart from poly- been tested for safety for use as teas. phenols, tea contains “theanine” For example, one pinch of nutmeg, an amino acid unique to tea. The- when added to eggnog, produces no anine, along with the vitamins and harmful effects, but when brewed minerals found in tea, help reduce into tea can cause dizziness, rapid high blood pressure, and premature pulse and disturbed vision. Also, aging, improve digestive function, remember, just because its “herbal” and help fight viral and bacterial or “all natural” doesn’t mean its safe. infection. Mandrake, hemlock, belladonna, Tea also contains “fluoride” for curare, lobelia, root of pokeweed, strong teeth. When it comes to caf- mistletoe, wormwood and fox glove feine, tea leaves do have higher con- are all herbal, but highly toxic. centrations than coffee by weight, To enjoy herbal teas safely, I but more coffee than tea is required recommend: to make a cup. 1) Buy only tea bags (not loose Tea also contains small amounts tea) from well know manufacturers. of caffeine related compounds 2) Use any “new” variety spar“theophylline” and “theobromine." ingly. If there are no adverse effects, These substances, along with caf- use more next time. feine, are known as ”xanthenes.” 3) Read the ingredient label careAll three produce similar actions in fully. The names of certain teas don’t the body, but differ in their intensity. really tell you all that’s in them. Caffeine is absorbed rapidly and (Continued on page 21) appears in all bodily tissues within

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Landrum Garden Club’s Bradey passes torch On Thursday, April 11, the Landrum Garden Club met at the home of Mrs. Howard Giles. The Garden Club elected officers for the upcoming year.Their secretary of 13 years, Mrs. Magdalene Bradey decided she wanted to hand the torch to someone new. Mrs. Phelecia Corpening has graciously accepted this position. Bradey is truly a gardener at heart, many of you will see her around Landrum; the town she loves so much. You might catch her trimming bushes at the park or watering plants in town. She is a wonderful example for all of us to follow. Doris Becknell was with the garden club again; only this time she came to teach us all how to be creative with scarves and clip on earrings. Doris is such a talented woman. At right: Mrs. Evelyn Brady, Mrs. Magdalene Bradey and, far right, is Doris Becknell. (photo submitted by Mary Jane Giles)

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4) If you take medications, over the counter, or by prescription, check with your physician or pharmacist before indulging in herbal tea. 5) Never gather leaves, buds, and other plant parts to make your own herbal tea, as some of these can be deadly. 6) Don’t drink more than 2-3 cups of herbal tea a day, since its long-term affects aren’t really known. 7) If you are pregnant always check with your doctor before starting any herbal tea. Diet or exercise question? Email me at or visit David Crocker of Landrum has been a nutritionist and master personal trainer for 26 years. He served as strength director of the Spartanburg Y.M.C.A.; he served as head strength coach for the USC-Spartanburg baseball team, S.C. state champion girls gymnastic team, and the Converse college equestrian team. He served as a water safety consultant to the United States Marine Corps., lead trainer to L.H. Fields modeling agency, and taught four semesters at USC-Union. David was also a regular guest of the Pam Stone radio show.

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Tryon Fine Arts Center presents a family concert on Sunday, May 12 at 3 p.m. featuring Billy Jonas. Appearing with Jonas is entertainer Ashley Jo Farmer. Jonas’ concert of original music, described as “compelling, humorous, beautiful and brilliant,” is sponsored by Aoki Landscape and Design. For tickets, call 828-859-8322 or visit

Billy Jonas brings action-packed performance for All Ages to TFAC Sunday, May 12 at 3 p.m. Billy Jonas will perform his Family Program for audiences at Tryon Fine Arts Center. The performance features award-winning singer/songwriter Billy Jonas accompanied by singer Ashley Jo Farmer. These two performers will have everyone in the house singing, stomping, and joining in the fun. According to Sing Out! Magazine, “Billy engages the audience with a wild assortment of rhythm and word play that usually leaves them both entertained, and a little more in touch with their spiritual selves. He teaches, through experience, that music is everywhere." Billy's music is geared for children, but it’s not just fun and games and has plenty of material to keep more mature audience members engaged. His tunes are educational, inspirational, enlightening, as well as just plain fun. The music takes

on a spontaneity and life of its own with Billy’s “found sound” recycled instruments, crafted out of cast-off goods such as water bottles, oil drums and other found options. Ashley Jo Farmer brings another exciting dimension to (Billy’s) “industrial re-percussion,” adding percussion and vocals that are in turns soulful, sensual and humorous. Described as a “backup singer, demonstrator, cheerleader and choir director all rolled into one,” Farmer helps develop the audience participation that is one of the hallmarks of Billy’s show. Tickets for Billy Jonas Sunday performance, sponsored by Aoki Landscape and Design, are priced for families to attend together. For information or to purchase tickets, call 828-8598322 or visit – article submitted by Marianne Carruth

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Remembering Louise and Doris I lost a great friend from my that tall, lanky gal who always high schools days, so I had to let you have it straight, and put on my black “funeral suit” sometimes with both barrels. and go to visit her huge family Easy to love her, but not easy to gathered in Tryon from all over. live up to her standards. Good They were spread all the way mothers are like that. Thank across the front of the church, God for them. even without most of the grandA mention of Doris Kissman kids. Good to see them all is past due. I met her at Tryon together again . . . there was Estates when she decided she one of Birch and Janie’s kids had time to continue piano lesin almost every grade at Tryon sons and bought a cheap little School when we were there. excuse for a piano. L o u i s e After I Arledge was t u n ed it for Remember the only girl her, she decidWhen to volunteer to ed it sounded be added to my “tinny” and by Garland dance book at wondered Goodwin prom, and one whether I of the few who could improve took any notice of me at any its tone. I tried, but failed. I time. The first wedding I ever sent her to a colleague in Sparattended was her's to Fred tanburg, who sold her a “real Powell, older brother of my piano.” best bud Davey. I never thought Here is what I wrote in her Fred was much to look at, and guest book at McFarland’s: since I am also not, I was much “Doris was, as we say around encouraged by his marrying here, a piece of work, a charone of the prettiest girls I knew. acter. I tuned her piano often Both of them were active in and she was a frequent shopper Tryon First Baptist for many in our yarn shop in Columbus years; Fred even let me teach some years back. his Sunday School class a few After we got on our medicatimes. When Louise became tions, I called her my favorite chief guide at the history mu- drunk, as I would keep her from seum, she was on my case falling as she swayed while we continually to come to church talked. I don’t think her caremore often. giver ever got used to me, but She made no attempt to be Doris did. Loved her impish polite about it or soften it . . . smile as she gave as good as she was serious as she looked she got in our repartee. What a me straight in the eye and told delightful little lady!” me! As you see, I still remember At the museum one day, she Louise and Doris. For most was telling some of us about folks, there is a lot more to her recent trip to New Orleans remember than can be put in a during Mardi Gras and all the short column. Louise’s daughbeaded necklaces she had ac- ter, Mary, took her away from cumulated during her visit. I Tryon to care for her in her piped up with, “I know how you declining years, but I kept up ladies get those necklaces . . .” with her through her son, Rick. and you should have seen that Rick is one acorn that did church lady back pedal and try not fall far from the giant oaks to convince us that she did not that were his parents. May their get hers . . . Got her goat once, tribe increase, to round out anyway. the clichés as words fail me to I learned today that I am just describe people who have so one of legions who came to love blessed me as friends.

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St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary Creates Marketing Committee

Recently, the St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary created a new committee for marketing and public relations. Heading up this committee is St. Luke’s Hospital volunteer John Calure. In this capacity, Calure plans to recruit volunteers for the auxiliary and attend various community events to spread the word about the St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary. He also wants to expand St. Luke’s Hospital Thrift Shop sales by utilizing Ebay to sell antique and exceptional items and has plans to expand the gift shop. Calure and Wendy Field, St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary president.( photo submitted by Jennifer Wilson)

Auditions for Tryon Little Theater’s Summer Youth Production May 17-18 Another fun-filled show is scheduled for this year’s Tryon Little Theater Summer Youth Production. Auditions for “Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory” will be held May 17-18 at the TLT Workshop. The musical, based on Roald Dahls’s book “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory,” features songs from the classic film starring Gene Wilder. Rehearsals begin June 10, with performances on July 18-21 at the Tryon Fine Arts Center. Young people ages 10 -18 are eligible to audition. Auditions will be held from 5 - 8 p.m. on Friday, May 17, and from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 at TLT’s Workshop, which is located at 516

S. Trade St. in Tryon. Jenna Tamisiea will direct the show, with help from musical director Hank Hinnant, and Betty Brewer, producer. Those auditioning are asked to bring 16 bars of sheet music to sing. There will be no a cappella auditions. Accompaniment will be provided. Those auditioning may be asked to read and/ or sing from the script and learn a dance combination, so please wear shoes and clothing appropriate for movement and dance. If needed, callbacks will be held on Saturday, May 18 after the general auditions. For further information, please contact TLT at 828-859-2466. – article submitted by Monica Jones


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OTR & Regional positions available. Due to expanded business we are seeking Professional Drivers to join our team. 1 yr. recent verifiable Tile Specialties experience needed. Large selection come see Our Drivers Enjoy: our new showroom at * Excellent Home Time 202 E Mills Street or call * No Touch Freight (828) 894-7058 * Repetitive delivery

Pavillon a private, not-for-profit residential treatment facility for adults recovering from substance use disorder near Lake Lure, NC, seeks an energetic part-time person who enjoys working with children. Reporting to the Children’s Program Coordinator, po sition will assist in various capacities which include but is not limited to: transporting children to and from the on-site program, helping to prepare materials needed for teaching the children, acting as an aide to the Coordinator for the semi-monthly week day summer camps and the monthly week-end program sessions, and clerical duties as needed. No experience required but requires minimum of high school diploma – higher education in field of childhood development a plus. Some weekend and evening work required; Clean criminal background, driving record and urine drug screen required. EOE, Print on-line application at and fax to 828-694-2326 or email resume/application to HumanResourcesSupportTeam@Pa


Join the Global Flooring Leader! Weaver Assistant Mohawk, the world’s largest manufacturer, is continuing to grow bigger and better and we are seeking a Weaver Assistant to join us for the night shift (12-hour rotational, 8pm - 8am) in our Landrum, SC location. 3-5 years weaving experience and/or 5+ years manufacturing experience preferred. Mohawk offers a competitive compensation & benefits package. For detailed information and to apply visit www.mohawk EOE•AA•M/F/D/V

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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.

* 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 Do you have available jobs? Call 828.859.9151 to let others know about job opportunities at your business.

HELP WANTED - MEDICAL / DENTAL Autumn Care of Saluda Is looking for the following positions. 7a.m to 3p.m RN Shift Supervisor Please contact Tisha Davis @ 828-749-2261

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

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Downtown Tryon, Elegant For Sale – Four Sets of 2BR/1BA Duplex (1000 Used Office Furniture (L sf) on Pacolet St. New Shaped Desks and Our best selling kitchen, new bath and Shelves) in good condition 3 bd / 2 ba singlewide wood flrs. Front/Side The desks and shelves with designer decor porches. $650. are Aluminum with TemPlease call 828-684-4874 828-894-2029 pered Glass. The Desks are 48” wide (30” deep) with a keyboard drawer. Raise your OUSES FOR The “L” return desk is 60” hand if you ENT (30” deep), with a small want your drawer. A semi-circle 2 BDRM 2BA on 1/2 acre corner piece makes the business to 1 mile from downtown desk “L” as 78” long with make LESS Tryon quiet, roomy, no the return side as 90” smoking, Lease ReferSt. Luke’s Hospital in money next long. The desks and reances. Required 9AM to Columbus, NC is looking turns are 29” tall. Each year. 9PM 828- 696-5175 for a Patient Accounting desk has a monitor stand. 550.00 per month utilities We didn’t think you Representative, full time, The shelves are 72” tall plus security deposit. to join its Patient Financial would. Do you need with four shelves, about Services Team. Interested to successfully market 29-30” wide. Asking candidates should have For Rent: A secluded and on a tight budget? $600 total for all four sets. medical billing/ follow-up very comfortable house in Classifieds has Please call PANGAEA experience or similar customizable programs a quiet neighborhood Internet 859-3072 or visit background, a patient first within walking distance of available to fit any to see at 75 South Trade, attitude & ability to transibudget. downtown Tryon. Two Suite “C”. tion between tasks easily. bedrooms and one bath Qualified candidates must DON’T WAIT! with hardwood floors have computer experience through out. Fire place in OOD HINGS Call TODAY & proficiency in Word & 828.859.9151 large den. $750/m + utiliO AT Excel is preferred. Please ties and security deposit. send cover letter & reNo “Let's Wine A Bit” sume to cmitchell@saintACATION smoking. Ph:859-9979. Parker-Binns Vineyard 7382 Highway 108 E ENTALS Mill Spring, NC Houses- Landrum- Forest (828) 894-0154 Myrtle Beach Ave- 3Bdrm, 2 Bth, roomy EAL STATE Like Us On Facebook clean, basement for stor- Spacious 3br/2bath condo in the heart of Myrtle age, carport, very good PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA Beach, 1 block off the Convenience with a view neighborhood. Available ocean. Newly remodeled Better Ingredients. Better $ 185,000. 210 Forestwd Now. $1000/month. Pizza. Order at condo with 2 private balCourt, Nice end unit with Thousand Pines Co. or call conies with Ocean, skywooded view, 2BR 2BA, 828-859-5858 864-457-3005 wheel, and Boulevard w/sunroom. 828-693-7800 Still available 4th Need to find the Viewsof July and Bike Week. Contact Misty @ AWN Multi-Use right employee? Rental Property ARDEN or 843-267-8085 Flexible Space, AC & 42 local artists, teak furn, Gas. 3 Phase Power pottery, wtr features, bird avail., 3,600 sq. ft., 2 AND houses, Pawleys Island small offices, & storage CREAGE Hammocks, Thompson space. Parking. Lease Garden Gallery negotiable, will consider Horse Farm Potential 828-859-3135 partial lease. 13.1 Rolling Acres, estabReach the county 336.510.9858 or lished fescue, mountain market for less using 828.894.2665 view. Directions from USICAL the classifieds. Need a Stott’s Corner, Jackson quick quote? Call NSTRUMENTS Grove Rd, 5.5 miles into 828.859.9151. SC, property on right. Antique Parlor Grand $140,000 call 864-680Piano. Walnut. Excellent 6309 or 864-590-1906 condition. Will sell for OBILE OME $1500 or best offer & you ENTALS haul it. If interested FFICE PACE please call 828-817-5934 FOR RENT Green Creek: 1 bed 1 bath Offices and possible retail mobile home in peaceful space available in downORSES ABINS setting - hayfields, town Columbus. Ample QUIPMENT horses, and 400 feet on parking and one of the Bear Creek. New carpet, highest daily traffic counts FOR SALE 1999 Feather Owner Must Sell fresh paint, new fridge, 2bd/2ba NC MTN cabin in Polk County. Particu- Lite 2 Horse Bumper Pull, range, w/d hookup. on 1.87acs $132,900. larly interested in com- Alum. Will accomodate big Landscape and dump Stone fireplace, new well puter related business and horses. Has tack/dressing ster provided. septic & appl, pvt wooded willing to trade portions of room, good tires. Call for $275/month. Call setting w/mtn view, paved rent in exchange for serv- more info 828-674-8365. 828-748-8400 drive 866-738-5522 Asking $6900 ices. 828 817-1068 Hospice of the Carolina Foothills has the following openings: -FT Weekend Adm 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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LEGALS settlement to the Estate. This the 4th day of May, 2013. Paul Hamilton Speights, Sr. Executor of the Estate 2431 Pristine View Road Charleston, SC 29414 Coiner, Harrelson & Shelton, P.A. Edward L. Harrelson Attorney for the Estate 136 S. King Street, Suite F Hendersonville, NC 28792 (828) 698-2345 Tryon Daily Bulletin May 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2013 EST/SPEIGHTS, I.A.

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LEGALS LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF POLK Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Isaac A. Speights, Jr., Deceased, lately of the County of Polk, State of North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the Estate of Isaac A. Speights, Jr. to present them to the undersigned Executor representing the Estate.

Having qualified on the 23rd day of April, 2013, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Jeanne Parkhurst Byrd, deceased, late of Polk County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Personal Representative on or before the 3rd day of August, 2013, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the Estate should make immediate payment. This the 3rd day of May, 2013. Jeffrey Alan Byrd, Personal Representative Jeanne Parkhurst Byrd Estate 11 Freeman Hill Court Tryon, NC 28782 R. Anderson Haynes Attorney At Law P.O. Box 100 Tryon, NC 28782

All claims against said Tryon Daily Bulletin Estate should be preMay 3, 10, 17, 24, 2013 sented on or before August 8, 2013, or this EST/BYRD,JEANNE Notice will be pleaded in bar of recovery. Persons Sell your home in the indebted to the Estate will classifieds call please make immediate 828.859.9151

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2006 BMW 525XI Sport Sedan You will have to look long and hard to find a car nicer that this. 2006 BMW 525XI Sport Sedan. Silver gray with gray leather. 3.0 liter 6 cylinder with the Steptronic automatic transmission. This one has it all including the reknowned BMW X-drive all wheel drive system better and safer drivability and handling on any road conditions. Premium package with the business CD package, sunroof and dark Myrtlewood trim, sport package. Navigation. Cold weather package with heated seats (bunn warmers). Privacy package with rear window screens. Just serviced including new Bridgestones on 17" sport alloys. Autocheck certified, one owner, no accident history. Priced well below retail at $17995

Friday, May 10, 2013

A sixth sense for what’s around the corner

Picking through the last drop- brakes. They crowded next to pings in the third stall of the the fence along the woods and morning, which, really, is an then took their turns, one after awful lot like the practice of another, leaping astonishingly Zen garden raking, except you high to clear the 4' top rail before have to wear muck boots and disappearing into the pines. sometimes hold your breath, my I had just been thinking of mind began to wander. Today, deer, and there they were. my thoughts were in particular, If only I could harness my about deer. power for good ... Friends had Actually, in recently menmy past, I've “I’m Just had a couple of tioned that they couldn't believe Saying…” goose-bumpy deer have never psychic occurdecimated our rences. But I'm by Pam Stone roses – over not that inter300 bushes, to ested in knowbe exact – while their half dozen ing the future. How's that going have been eaten to the ground. to help anything except maybe “It must be,” I thought, push- knowing which particular astering Valentino's rump out of the oid is going to wipe us out. I'd way while I tried to fork the last much rather know my past; as couple of 'apples' in the back of in, what just happened, a second his stall, “because we live in such ago. a rural area and are surrounded If I were to have some kind by so much woodland and or- of sixth sense, I’d be far more chards that they're stuffed by the interested in knowing how my time they get here.” most recent column, which I But still, I mused, sliding the had two-thirds written, suddenly stall door closed and pulling back disappeared from my computer the heavily laden wheelbarrow, screen into cyber space. we rarely see deer at the farm. What the hell just happened? Wonder why that is? Or the good natured teasing Checking the barn clock (it one has with a spouse that sudwhinneys on the hour), I noted denly turns into a donnybrook, it was time to rotate horses in complete with snarling and slamand out of their respective pad- ming doors – how did that just docks. I strolled out of the barn spin out of control? towards the small field where the Or the Entenmann's Rasberry mare met me at the gate agitated, Twirl coffee cake that I devoured, pacing, flagging her tail – horse before reading that it “serves speak for, “monsters! monsters!” six.” Clipping the chrome hook of How on earth could I have the red nylon lead onto the ring done that – after a huevos ranof her halter, I spoke reassuringly cheros omelette? and followed her alarmed stare to And a venti latte (I don't even an excited group of no fewer than know what venti means, except six young does, trotting across that it costs $4). the field towards us, along the But that's life, isn't it? We're tree line. They reminded me of all in such a big hurry to know giggling teenagers: spirited and what's around the corner, as silly and when they noticed us, opposed to the room we just the herd stopped so quickly the entered. laggers in the group smacked Trying to remember why we into the hind ends of those in decided to come in there in the front who had stepped on the first place.

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Rutherford Regional celebrates National Healthcare Weeks in May Rutherford Regional Health System will celebrate two national healthcare weeks in May. National Nurses Week is celebrated each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. The theme for National Nurses Week for 2013 is “Delivering Quality and Innovation in Patient Care.” “Registered nurses use their knowledge, skill and compassion to provide physical and emotional care to those they serve across the lifespan, while also educating people about how to manage, improve and maintain their health,” said Pat Roberts, interim chief nursing officer at Rutherford Regional. “Nurses use ‘best practices’ and researchbased findings to continuously improve the quality of care. They use their first-hand knowledge and common sense to innovate care processes to better serve patients and their families. Nurses advocate on behalf of patients and can be very creative when they are trying to ensure patients get what they need from a health care system. “I am proud to be a registered nurse and part of such a committed profession.” The first “Nurse Day” was celebrated in 1954, and in 1993 the permanent dates of May 6-12 were chosen as National Nurses Week.


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National Hospital Week will be celebrated May 12-18. The annual event began in 1921 when a magazine editor suggested that more information about hospitals might put to rest the public’s fears about them. Today National Hospital Week is the nation’s largest health care event, and is a celebration of the history, technology and dedicated professionals who keep a hospital running. “National Hospital Week is an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the dedicated staff we have at Rutherford Regional Health System,” said Cindy Buck, CEO. “Our staff is here for the community 24-hours a day, seven days a week, year-round, and the administration of Rutherford Regional is proud of the dedication and commitment to providing excellent care that is demonstrated every day.” Rutherford Regional Health System, which operates 11 physician practices as well as Rutherford Regional Medical Center, a 143-bed acute care hospital providing inpatient, outpatient and emergency services, has been recognized nationally by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of America’s top community hospitals and by Thomson Reuters as a four-time Top 100 hospital. - article submitted by Allison Flynn

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Cup of Water Ministries (501(c)3) can use your donation of a car, boat, truck or other vehicle to help the less fortunate, both here and in third world countries. We have wells in Africa, India and South America. We supply bibles, clothes, medicine, etc. here and abroad.

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Duplicate bridge results from May 3 Foothills Duplicate Bridge keeps players attempting to sharpen their skills each week. Results from May 3 were: Morning Restricted Pairs North-South First: Tom Jackson - Vicky Jackson Second: Kris Diggs - Janice Dunn East-West First: Roger Clifton Yoshikazu Kinoshita Second: Mary Sasser - un-

known Afternoon Open Pairs North-South First: John Memory - Jim Jackson Second: Marily Williams Peggy Landfield East-West First: Donald Eifert - Sally Jo Carter Second: Jackie Caldwell Mary Elder – results submitted by Marily Williams

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Daniel Bridges signs to play with USC Upstate surrounded by family and LHS staff. Shown are front row, left to right: mother, Kelly Bridges; Harrison Bridges, Daniel Bridges; dad, Dean Bridges; top row, left to right: LHS athletic director John Cann, Erinn Bridges, Anna Grace Bridges, Bradley Bridges and Coach Lyn Smith. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

Landrum’s Bridges to play Division I basketball at USC Upstate by Samantha Hurst

Landrum High School standout Daniel Bridges Thursday, May 9 signed to play Division I basketball with USC Upstate, realizing a long-term goal without having to travel far from home. “Upstate felt like me – a better fit for me than the other schools I looked at,” Bridges said. “I think I can contribute a lot of discipline to the team. Coach [Lyn] Smith taught us all very well and I think that is going to help me a lot on the college level.” Coach Smith applauded Bridges for his skill set and dedication to the game. He said USC Upstate gets a great player out of Bridges. “He’s had an outstanding high school career,” Smith said. “He’s got a great skill set – can handle the ball well – and is very ad-

vanced in his understanding of the game.” Bridges’ career at LHS includes 48 wins and only seven loses in two years. In those two years, the team has also won two conference titles, appeared in a final four and made it to the third round of playoffs. Bridges joined the Cardinals two years ago after homeschooling most of his life. His father, Dean Bridges, said Daniel made a mature decision in coming to Landrum for his last two years of high school and he thinks he’s made a great decision in selecting USC Upstate as his college choice. Dean said while homeschooling Daniel missed the consistent weight room experience other high school players may have gotten but said growing up with two

older brothers, and six siblings in all prepared him well. “The two older boys and he would play out in the backyard so they toughened him up pretty well … then we brought him to Landrum and put him in the hands of Coach Smith who did a great job taking his skill level to where it is now,” Dean said. “We were proud of Daniel even before basketball, but he made a mature decision in coming to Landrum and we’ve been glad to see him grow.” Since coming to Landrum, Bridges has led the team in scoring and rebounding. He was named All-State and All-Region both years as well. Smith said he expects Bridges to red shirt while he gains weight and works on defensive speed. “Standing at 6’7 and being out

on the wing, he’s going to be a real weapon,” Smith said of Bridges’ future with the Spartans. His mother and father, meanwhile, are excited about the opportunity to be able to easily attend their son’s college games. Mother, Kelly, said USC Upstate was a great choice. “I think it was the relationships he built with coaches and staff over the months they spent recruiting him that really made his decision,” Kelly said. “We’re happy to have him nearby. One of the Upstate coaches even said they’re hoping to draw some of the Landrum fans there to watch USC Upstate. I know a lot of the younger kids at Landrum who have watched him play are excited they are going to get to watch him play college ball and we are too.”

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Michael Kocher named National Champion at Cacchione Cup by Kirk Gollwitzer

Equestrian Michael Kocher won the designation of National Champion in OpenFlat, while representing the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Michael Kocher last weekend at the Cacchione Cup in Harrisburg, Pa. The Ronald C. Waranch Equestrian Center was the host of the 2013 IHSA Nationals Cacchione Cup Competition. Kocher, who grew up in Tryon, began riding at 12 years-old. Earlier this year, Kocher competed in a regional competition winning first and second place. Kocher earned a scholarship to SCAD, one of the country’s

The Savannah College of Art and Design's equestrian team. (photo submitted)

premier schools of fine arts. “Michael won a full-ride scholarship at SCAD and was later drafted on to their equestrian team, I think they got a pretty good deal with him,” said mother, Susie Kocher.

Kocher is majoring in sound design, within the school’s film and digital media department. He has also declared a minor in equestrian studies, and must maintain at least a 3.0 GPR in order to devote his time to the

sport. Thirty-eight riders participate in a two-phase competition while being judged on all aspects of general riding principles. The (Continued on page 36)

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A dress rehearsal This is a simple but impor- stay tension free to be able to tant part of playing your best make your best swing. You never see good playgolf. The pre-shot routine … it ers start from a static position, doesn’t sound very important something is always moving but it can prepare you to make prior to their swing; legs, feet, hands and club a good swing or set you up Swing Into all moving in to make a bad rhythm preparSpring one. The best ing to swing. Marc Brady players go You will see baseball playthrough the same routine before each and ers at the plate doing the same every shot. There is no right thing. All athletes are moving or wrong way, but developing ahead of hitting or swinging. a repeatable routine is a must. I think you will find that the There are two primary pieces pre-shot routine becomes secto a pre-shot routine (1) mak- ond nature and will help prepare ing a practice swing or a ‘dress you to make better swings and rehearsal’ swing of your upcom- therefore better shots. ing shot. I recommend you take Call Buddy Manson or Marc a full practice swing with the Brady, PGA professionals at idea being you get the feel of Tryon Country Club 828-859the ‘real swing’ and (2) reliev- 9561 to arrange for individual ing tension by incorporating a instruction or join one of our ‘waggle’ of the club and some clinics for women and juniors constant movement so one can on Wednesdays.

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was the brain child of Robert E. Cacchione and was established (continued from page 36) 1967. The national event is an judges measure the rider’s bal- intercollegiate equestrian compeance, form, posture and overall tition with the mission to provide dynamics, during the different all students the chance to comcompetitions. “On the flat” is a pete on a college equestrian team, combination of walk, trot and regardless of their riding ability canter. “Over fences,” is where or financial situation. The riders riders navigate around a predeter- must also perform for the first mined course time on horses while jumping that they have Sports over a series of never ridden fences. Kocher before, forcing has been described as having the rider to quickly understand great communication skills with their horse’s unique behavior and his horse while maintaining a temperament. The horses are dorelaxed mental disposition. Lind- nated to the competition by host say Baker, a SCAD sophomore stables, other teams and coaches. was the national champion in The IHSA involves more than intermediate-fences. 400 colleges and universities Kocher carries a full load of throughout the United States and classes even while rising early parts of Canada. With more than in the morning for weekly riding 8,900 active riders, and like the lessons that begin at 6 a.m., rid- Olympics, the IHSA competiing again in the afternoons and tion allows both young men attending weekly riding sessions and women the opportunity to with his teammates. compete on an equal and level The IHSA’s Cacchione Cup playing field.

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St. Luke’s Hospital presents ‘Managing Hearing Loss: What’s That You Say?’ Hearing loss affects a large at trying to make them understand. percentage of the population. The ability to deal with hearing loss According to the National Cen- won’t get better by itself. If you or someone you love has ter for Health Statistics, 37 milhearing loss, St. lion adults in the Luke’s HospiUnited States Want to go? tal invites you have trouble to join Cynthia hearing, mak- What: Hearing Loss Pace, CCCing hearing loss program SLP, speech a public issue therapist with third in line after When: May 21, 1-3 p.m. St. Luke’s Outheart disease and Where: St. Luke's Hospital Library patient Rehabilarthritis. itation Center. Even a mild On Tuesday, hearing loss causes communication problems, May 21, from 1 – 3 p.m. in the St. making conversation difficult. Luke’s Hospital library she will A person with hearing loss may offer tips, strategies and options experience headaches, fatigue or for more effective communication. irritability and isolate themselves The program is free and spaces from social situations. Not only are limited. Call 828-894-2408 to will that person be frustrated, but reserve your spot. - article submitted those around the person with hearby Jennifer Wilson ing loss may be angry or frustrated

Letter to the Editor

Polk County thinks forward

To the editor: Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the commissioners meeting the other night regarding the future of agriculture economic development. Over the years agriculture has been on the back burner of economic development in this county and country, however,

in this county it has come to the forefront and rightly so! Preserving and developing the agriculture economy in this county is forward thinking. It preserves land and jobs. I know agriculture has been associated with many negative stereotypes over the years as well. I am thankful that we live in a place that looks beyond these stereotypes. Ten years from now other counties are going to wish they had forward thinkers. Good job commissioners! – Chauncey Barber


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Good Shepherd participates in Strive to Revive cardiac rescue program Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC), the North Carolina Council of Churches, the American Red Cross and Rep. Becky Carney have selected Good Shepherd Episcopal Church as one of the 150 places of worship across the state to participate in Strive to Revive. The program aims to reduce deaths related to cardiovascular disease by providing automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) and CPR training to places of worship across North Carolina. “Our congregation is committed

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to protecting the health of our members, and Strive to Revive helps us take this commitment to the next level,” said Father Walter Bryan. “With many people attending our church each week, we have the potential to save lives spiritually and physically as we and make a real difference in our community.” To learn more about Strive to Revive or to apply for an AED and CPR training, visit www. – article submitted by Father Walter Bryan

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The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will meet at the Tryon Youth Center on Rt. 176 N on May 12 at 10:30 a.m. The speaker will be Reverend Jean Rowe who will speak on the topic, “Thank God I'm a Unitarian Universalist.” “The other day, while on a mountain hike, observing trillium and wild geraniums, foam flower and breathtaking mountain views, I had an epiphany – an appearance of God. It was as if the divine breathed through the beauty of the world, touching it with holiness. In the midst of this holiness came a religious teacher, not confirming the blessedness of the day, but telling his students that all this will be wiped out in the coming end of the world, and they would

be damned to eternal hell if they didn't believe as he taught them,” Rowe said. It wasn't right, and it wasn't true. But these shining teens listened politely to their teacher's gruesome description of the end times, and acted as if it was old news to them. I, however, was appalled at this blatant perversion of the gift of the world's great beauty. Such is the religious difference between Universalism with its message of mercy and hope, and some darker version of religious ‘truth.’” Come early for fellowship, refreshments and preparation for the service. For information, call 828894-5776 or visit – article submitted by Dan Dworkin

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Homecooking in Columbus

Columbus’ new restaurant Southern Manners opens Saturday, May 11. The restaurant will open at 6:30 a.m. for breakfast and remain open for lunch until 2 p.m. serving sandwiches, soups and salads. The restaurant is located at 192 East Mills, across from Buy Way. It will be open every day of the week except for Sundays and Wednesdays. (photos by David Widdicombe)


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State officials on notice Did you know that state leg- he told the publisher, “I am the islators and a handful of govern- senator. You are the citizen. You ment agents want to take public need to be quiet.” If an elected government notice advertisements out of newspapers and publish them leader will tell a newspaper on government websites? Why publisher, who has the ability to would they do that you might tell the world, to sit down and be ask? To save money is their rea- quiet can you imagine what he son (although any actual savings will say to you when you learn of is debatable) the real question an impending highway that will we should all be asking is what cut through your family farm? I guess you should have looked at would that mean to us? the government If a big box store decides Publisher’s website. What about to build in Notebook those in our Polk County, community purchases large by Betty Ramsey who are not tracts of land computer literand applies for rezoning, do you feel comfort- ate or don’t have Internet access? able that the notice will only When I asked the question I on a government website? Are was told by one government you comfortable with your only representative, “they can go heads up being by either check- to the library.” Really? They ing out the government website might have access at the library, or by signing up for an email but the idea that they will make regular trips to the library to alert? Have you visited a govern- check a government website for ment website lately? If you are public notices is just downright among the few who did was it laughable. In fact, it’s laughable easy to maneuver through and for most of us and still doesn’t find the information you were address the situation of those looking for, was it current and who are not computer literate. Newspapers get the word out. up to date? Chances are the answer is a resounding no. Who Even if you don’t read the paper will police these government or peruse the public notices, websites and be held account- chances are someone in the comable when there are errors or munity will see it and alert you. What are the chances they’ll be omissions? Bigger question, how much surfing a government website? Call Representative Chris do you trust your government to Whitmire at 919-715-4466 and be forthcoming? Just last month NC state Senator Ralph Hise at 919-733senator Tommy Tucker was so 3460 and tell them you have the angry at being questioned by a right to know and to keep public North Carolina publisher about a notices where they belong – in committee vote that sent a public newspapers where the public notice bill to the Senate floor, notices.

Operation Inasmuch May 18 West Point Baptist Church in Rutherfordton will sponsor Operation Inasmuch on Saturday, May 18 from a.m. – noon. Free services will be offered, including car care, car wash, clothes closet and food give-away (as long as

supplies last). West Point Baptist is located at 1160 Union Road in Rutherfordton. For more information call church office at 828-287-0165. - article submitted by Sheree Crowder

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Tryon Holds Second TROT 2013 Join Downtown Tryon on May time for the Gallery Trot on May 11 from 5-8 p.m. for the second 11. The festival is one of several monthly Gallery Trot of 2013. nationally known local traditions Galleries and business will open so whet your appetite by stopping their doors on the second Saturday by to view these posters. Thompson Art and Garden of every month through October for extended hours welcoming Gallery on Palmer Street will “Trotters” with a variety of items present The Art of Outdoor Livto peruse and purchase. Find the ing. The Thompsons represent 38 perfect gift for Mom while in one local artists in the gallery and carry of the many galleries and busi- Kingsley-Bate Outdoor Furniture, Pawley’s Island nesses in the Hammocks and downtown area. Want to go? more. The Polk Skyuka Fine County High What: TROT Art on Trade School Band When: May 11, 5-8 p.m. Street will will play in the have a drawing center of town; Where: Downtown Tryon to win a charpaid for with coal portrait by funds from Polk County Community Foundation. Richard Christian Nelson. Nelson, There will be a juried sculpture owner of Skyuka Fine Art, is an show at Tryon Fine Arts Cen- internationally recognized and ter featuring work of sculptors award-winning portrait artist. throughout the southeast. Pieces Most recently, Nelson won 5th will be on display in Gallery I place in the “Portrait Society of and the lobby as well as outdoors America's 2013 International in the newly remodeled campus. Competition” where thousands New View Realty at 285 North of entries from around the world Trade Street in Tryon will have a were narrowed down to 20, and sampling of home brewed beers then 10. Nelson has also won made especially for the Gallery first place in the “Member's Only Trots. Sip and enjoy new artwork Competition-Commissioned Porfrom Jim Shackelford and Linda traits,” a “Certificate of Excellence", and an “Honorary MenHudgins. Bill the Blacksmith will offer tion” from the Portrait Society of hands-on experience at the Saluda America; where he has also served Forge on Ola Mae Drive above on their faculty. Tickets are on sale now or can Trade Street. Bill says, “I always try to offer the opportunity to have be purchased the night of the Galsomeone experience the joy of lery Trot. There will be a second striking hot metal for themselves.” ticket drawn for a certificate of Besides the demonstrations at the 50 percent off of a commissioned forge, the Gallery next door will portrait as well. Contact Kim have work of local artists and Nelson to buy your tickets via email, refreshments. Vines and Stuff Gift Shop in or phone 828-817-3783. Maps of all the locations on the Shops of Tryon on Trade Street will feature work from Little Trot will be available in each of Mountain Pottery and hand-turned the Tryon area locations. Other businesses participating wood bowls by Jim Mellberg. Also enjoy samplings of gourmet in the Trot will be Terra on Trade, treats while browsing for those the Book Shelf, Ferullo Studio, Green River Gallery, 1906 Pine last minute Mother’s Day gifts. The Depot Room at Millard & Crest Inn, Tryon Arts and Crafts, Company at the railroad crossing Tryon Painters and Sculptors, in the center of town is displaying and Upstairs Artspace. For more 20 years of poster design in honor information, contact info@skyuof the 20th anniversary of the Blue - article submitted Ridge Barbeque Festival, just in


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New writing classes, workshops starting at ICC Polk Center Developing Characters Instructor: Brittany Hampton Tokar Writers must know their characters in order to tell a compelling story, one that can be believed by readers and remembered. Using creative ideas, techniques and exercises, writers will leave this course with a better understanding of character development. Four weeks/Four sessions/ Four hours Mondays: May 6 - 27, 4 -5 p.m. The Art and Craft of Flash Fiction Instructor: Darlene Cah Quick fiction. Sudden fiction. The short-short. Flash fiction goes by many names and many definitions. Stories vary in length from six words to a thousand. Some are traditional stories with a clear beginning, middle and end. Others are haunting vignettes, a brief look at one moment in time — a flash. They’re challenging and fun to write, and in this sound bite world, they’re more popular than ever. In this workshop for beginner and more experienced writers, you’ll create flash stories through in-class exercises and at-home assignments, read your stories aloud in class and experience peer critique and encouragement in a supportive atmosphere. You’ll examine the craft of writing flash by reading and discussing published flash stories, and learn how to find possible markets for your work. This course description is longer than some flash stories. Four weeks/four sessions/ six hours Tuesdays: May 7 – 28; July 9 – 30, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Three weeks/three sessions/ nine hours In-Class Writing Instructor: Brittany Hampton Tokar Join us for a couple sessions of in-class writing. You’ll use

writing prompts to write both in and out of your writing comfort zone. This course is a place to find inspiration and share with others. It would be a great fit for serious writers looking for a break from their current project or even hoping to find new ideas for a story in progress, while also being a good choice for people who simply enjoy writing for fun or trying out new creative outlets. No pressure, no homework, just two sessions of prompt writing followed by reading and discussion. Two weeks/two sessions/ four hours Mondays: May 13 - 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. More In-Class Writing Instructor: Brittany Hampton Tokar Join us for more in-class writing. Each session will include writing exercises, time to share what was written in class, and discussion. This course picks up after the first course of in-class writing ends for those who want to continue writing with a group. During this fourweek session, we’ll look a bit closer at classic examples of writing and work with ideas gained from published works. Four weeks/four sessions/ eight hours Mondays: May 27 – June 17, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Room 118 Reading like Writers Instructor: Brittany Hampton Tokar In this class we will look at short published works and excerpts of fiction and nonfiction, and then discuss these works as writers. Class members will also be invited to share short pieces of their own work with the class to be followed up by discussion, suggestions, encouragement, and friendly critique. Two weeks/ two sessions / four hours (Continued on page 43)

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Tuesdays: May 28 – June Four, 5 – 7 p.m. Writing Your Story Instructor: Brittany Hampton Tokar Do you want to write your own story? Whether you have a specific event or time in your life to get down on paper, or if you want to record the story of your life for family or for publication, this class will be devoted to helping you find a strong beginning, a fitting tone, and a clear, compelling voice. The class will include instructor led discussion and in-class writing exercises, as well as suggestions for at-home writing. Four weeks/four sessions/ eight hours Mondays: June 2 4 – July 15, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. About our instructors: Darlene Cah discovered flash fiction in the early 90s, signed up for an online course and published her first story shortly afterwards. Her stories have appeared in print and online journals including, Mindprints, Staccato Fiction, Smokelong Quarterly and Wilderness House Literary Review, among others. Brittany Hampton Tokar received her bachelor of science from the College of Charleston and her MFA in Creative Writing from Queens University in Charlotte. She was honored with the James Still Award for Fiction at the Mountain Heritage Literary Festival in 2006 and the Plattner Award, Appalachian Heritage, “for having one of the most outstanding pieces of fiction in the four 2006 issues of Appalachian Heritage.” Summer 2013 class brochures are available at ICC Polk Center in Columbus and online at learnstuffpolk. Please call 828894-3092 for more details on these and other classes being offered or to register. – article submitted by Kate Barkschat

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Royal baby shower benefits needy

The Royal Tea Party held at Holy Cross on Friday, May 3 was a wonderful success. More than 80 ladies and gentlemen attended, bringing mounds of baby gifts and supplies. The tea party/baby shower was a benefit for the Safety Net Program of the Polk County Partnership for Children and to replenish the Holy Cross Outreach Fund. Guest enjoyed delicious sweets and savories prepared by Holy Cross parishioners, along with authentic English tea on exquisite china. The hostess was Pam Stone and guest included a contingent from Laurel Hurst. See for more photos. (photo submitted by Wanda May)


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FENCE to host Open Horse Show May 11 Folks come to Polk County from all over for equestrian activities both to compete and to enjoy the action. Now there is another reason for riders and spectators to come to our area for equestrian fun. The Friends of FENCE Open Horse Show will entertain on May 11 at the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE) Show Grounds, located at 3381 Hunting Country Rd. in Tryon. This show will feature riding styles from western to hunt seat and equines from mules to Icelandics and many other breeds. “Our area is home to a great diversity of horses and riders and this is an opportunity for all to come out, show off their hard work and have a fun time with mom,” said FENCE executive director Carrie Knox. Friends of FENCE Open Show committee member, Sally Rock elaborated. “This show is exciting because it introduces a new element of competition for FENCE. There literally is something for almost every rider,” she said. “At our last show, the adult high point award was won by a champion mule from Raleigh named Queen Elizabeth.” Plans for the series of Open Shows (another is planned for Nov. 2), include showcasing unusual equine breeds. Last year’s show presented mules. The upcoming May show features Icelandic Horses. The fall show plans to feature miniature horses, known as minis. Mothers will also be featured at the

May 11 show in honor of Mother’s Day. A fun event planned for the day is the mothers Lead line class. Moms will be in the saddle and kids will be on the ground leading moms around the arena in a reversal of typical roles. The Ranch Horse Pleasure class will be another unusual event. Part obstacle course, part precision movements and all partnership between horse and rider, this event will test horses and riders over a course of typical cowboy/ranch activities. Open Horse Shows are just one new event being held at the wellknown FENCE Equestrian venue. Other new events for FENCE include dog training clinics, warmblood (a generic term for European horse breeds) kuerings (special judged events to determine a warmblood horse’s eligibility for registration into breeds such as Friesian), western horsemanship clinics and more. FENCE is actively seeking to expand usage of its extensive facilities and welcomes inquiries about its facilities. Additionally, FENCE offers horse, art, science and nature day camps and hosts an Annual Earth Day event that teaches sustainability and techniques for living in harmony with nature. The Foothills Equestrian Nature Center’s mission is to provide facilities and focus for education, recreation and preservation in nature studies and equestrian activities with the aim of enhancing these endeavors to enrich the

Top: Paso Finos strut their stuff at FENCE. Bottom: Awards ready for the show. (photos submitted)

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828-859-9021 or – article submitted by Carrie Knox

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Ernest, I haven’t forgotten you Last week’s column was an example of why many cases are not told, but tucked in the middle was Ernest, whose tale I promised to tell. Ernest is a 1-year-old BoxerPit mix stray who was brought to Foothills Humane Society with injuries, possibly struck by a car. Limping and in obvious pain, he was sent to Landrum vet for x-rays and an evaluation. The brave little guy was thumping his tail as if pain was just part of life. “I’ll trade it for whoever will Strauss & Associates, PA love me,� it seemed he was saying. Ernest Estate Planning I sat in his cage and allowed him and Administration to climb on my lap as I loved him I received calls from Kathy Friday morning to pick up ErAttorneys up and spoke to him. “Aunt Lani Toomey, FHS and Upstate nest. Keith was in surgery, so a Preserving and sent me to check on you Ernie. I’ll specialists informing me that younger staff member met us. Protecting your Assets do all I can to help you get better,� Ernest was scheduled for the “We all know about you Mr. RizI told him, giving him my custom- operation at 10:30 a.m. I met zo, Dr. Allen sends his regards.� ary kiss between the eyes before I with Pete and Zelda Howell at I laughed, “Tell Keith that won’t left to take care of other business. 8 a.m. and thanked them for save him from a man hug next Late that afternoon I got back taking Ernest to the specialists. time I see him.� to Landrum to walk Soldier and “No problem Lennie, it’s an honor Dr. Allen had called me check with to meet you and t h e n i g h t b e f o r e t o g i v e Humane Society Tommy Maiolo to help with one m e a n u p d a t e o n E r n e s t . Special Cases on Ernie’s staof your cases.� “How much did Dr. Brandon Lee C. Mulligan, tus. AfterEsq. hugs I quote you Lennie?� “He said it Leonard Rizzo HOW CAN Ahelped GIFT them BE Aget should run around $4,000 Keith.� “Lani’s tryPROBLEM? ing to reach Ernest into the “Your fee will be just under Q . giving C a n him a ag ikiss f t for c a ugood se you,� Tommy said, “He has an cage, $2, 400,� Keith said. I tearfully unanticipated problems for older injury higher up that I don’t luck. I then handed them an en- gasped, “Oh God bless you doc.� the recipient? think should be touched and a velope to give towe Dr.are Keith Allen. Keith, who can get emotional A. Sometimes asked to deep fracture in his right femur Thatwills evening Dr. Allen called himself, said “Hush up and just draft or trusts to “leave that needs a specialist attention.� me. come and get your dog.� my estate to my sister Joan� or “Where is he now doc?� I asked. “The operation he’ll Many other things occurred for “$10,000 to my went niece,well, Mary.� Thisperfectly. may not be thehad wisest thing “Sweet dog,� Tommy answered, heal We to scrape Ernest up to this point. Back at to do particularly if the recipient “we sent him back to the shelter some old scare tissue and the Landrum vet for a week, another is elderly or otherwise with pain meds.� fractured femur was atreceiving least two trip Upstate for x-ray check (all’s governmental assistance. Your I well) and now at FHS recouping Off I went to the shelter ad months old.� “That poor boy,� gift might disqualify them for after visiting Ernest to reassure said, nearly breaking out in tears and waiting for a forever home.    my promise, I spoke with Lani. from the injustice. You may wish to know what ing home for payment for their “He needs help Lennie; do “He’s a trooper, Lennie,� Keith was in the letter I sent to Dr. Allen. care. When making a bequest you have the funds to send him said, towho lighten thesoon situation. I simply stated how much I apto atrying person is or will overthe 65,fact it isthat better to conUpstate?� “Ibe think we neutered preciate our friendship and begged dition the gifthim on more the recipient “I think so Bulldog, call Kathy him bothered than the for as much help he could give on not residing in a nursing home. Toomey to make sure and then operation.� “You’re a good man, Ernie’s fee so that I could help othWe also leave large gifts the have the x-rays sent to Dr. Al- doc.� “Yeah,� Keith said to laughers. Oh, and I also sent the story of elderly in a special Medicaid len, Tommy says it should be ing, “I got your note.� “I can’t Spike, the little Chihuahua whose trust that will terminate if the done soon.� “How much do you getelderly Ernestortomorrow, but I canre-be jaw he saved. “special needs� think it will cost?� Lani asked. there firstpermanently thing Fridayresides morning.� All of you who know me, cipient in “Probably $3,500 to $4,000 if past “No problemhome. Lennie, an extra day know quite well when it comes to a nursing Conditioning gifts be in good this way insures the experience is any judge. One more might for him.� “You’re my kids and their welfare, I don’t     thing Lani, I’m super busy, a staff the best Keith.� “Right back at have any shame. So thanks for For answers on thisasorweother estate member or a volunteer will have you,� he laughed hung up. putting up with me all these years planning 696-1811. to take Ernest if all is approved.� I tookissues Lanicallup(828) with me on and thanks for listening. SASS-032519



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Honoring our mothers uniquely beautiful spirits “For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.” ~ Carl Sagan Out in the garden, fragrant irises bloom, delicate petals bruised by weekend rain, but resolute to enjoy their moment of glory. Many of mine came from my mother's garden: Mother's Day is this Sunday, and I find myself remembering her among those hardy iris blooms. My mother grew up in the throes of the Great Depression: her family grew and picked cotton and had a truck farm, working fields with a mule and plow. At Christmas, they were lucky to have an orange. My grandmother did laundry in large cast iron pots with homemade lye soap. Water came from a spring or hand-dug well. There was no plumbing: just an outhouse, and you always looked before using ... just in case a black widow was lurking in the dark. Over the years, my mother and I had a rocky relationship, but I know she loved me: my innate toughness and love of nature comes from her. We walked many a field gathering creasy greens, watching birds, hunting arrowheads, wandering paths and old logging roads through forests where old gold mines and Indian mounds were. Her flower gardens were the envy of many: although when I was growing up, it was not exactly my cup of tea to help mow acres of

lawn, haul mulch, water and weed. worked at a WWII ammunitions We kids were not allowed to sit in plant, and then headed to Macon, front of the television all day: al- Georgia for her nursing degree. though we got to watch Perry Ma- Going to Alaska as a young nurse, son, Walt Disney and I Love Lucy, she left behind the red clay fields if we behaved, and sometimes of the South. Happy Mother’s Day cartoons on Saturday morning IF to all the mothers, past and present out there who make this world go we'd cleaned our rooms. She knew how to trap rabbits, round. Saluda Tailfish, set a brogate Market ken bone, shoot Saluda starts at 4:30 a rifle, iron launNews & p.m. at the city dry, sew without a pattern, Notations parking lot off Main Street. Ofentertain as if by Bonnie Bardos ferings throughshe was in the out the growing White House, balance a budget, read, crochet season include fresh vegetables, and drive like a bullet. She knew meat, fruit, honey, baked items, how to find the North Star, had plants and much more. Many Sabeen close to polar bears, watched luda businesses will stay open later Eskimo whale hunts, been to the on Friday, so you can stop by after Artic Circle and watched Alaska’s tailgate marketing! Saluda Welcome Table is evNorthern Lights in Point Barrow. She believed in equal rights. ery Tuesday, dinner will be served She loved Elvis, Johnny Horton, from 5:30 -7 p.m. in the fellowship Johnny Cash and dancing. When hall of Saluda United Methodist cleaning, she’d hum or sing old Church. All welcome; donations church hymns from her child- accepted. Saluda Community Land hood, with an angel’s voice. Her temper was Irish as was her red Trust (SCLT) meets May 15, 5 hair. Hickory switches were her p.m. at the Pavilion at McCreery weapon of choice with three kids; Park; SCLT's phone is 828-749and she'd make you cut your own. 1560; (website: Join She bought herself a full-length SCLT for an open house at Twin mink coat when I was 12, and Lakes, May 26th from 12-5 p.m. loved big gaudy diamonds. She had and see how the work at the lakes a compost heap, recycled, loved is coming along! Art Notes: Don't forget to mark good coffee and was a voracious reader. As a young woman, she'd your calendar for the Saluda Arts

Festival on May 18. Live music, art and fun in our small town with a big heart! There'll be great food from local restaurants available: so plan on spending the day with us. Stoney Lamar's exhibit continues to September at Asheville Art Museum — I enjoyed seeing it last week. Stoney, Dale McEntire, Mark Gardener, Shane Varnadore, Susie Welsh -all from Saluda, are represented in the Sculpture Show at the Tryon Fine Arts Center. Congratulations to Mark who won third place. Saluda artists who want to participate in the Saluda Open Studio Tour in October are invited to come to an organizational meeting at Richard Baker's studio on Church Street, May 11 at 10 a.m. If interested, contact Robin Kirby at 828-749-3723 or robinkirby@ Happy May birthday to Amy Copeland, Corinne Gerwe, Mark Jackson, Cary Pace, Lisa Hipp, Trevor Young, Jemme Latell, Paul Marion, Joe Brown, Jesse Thomas, Margaret Sease and Lynn Cass. Please add your birthday to the list. Saluda get-well wishes and love go to Melanie Talbot. Thank you, dear readers for reading this column. Keep in mind if you have something of note; feel free to contact me at bbardos@; or 749-1153. You may also visit my website at

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Assistive technologies to help elderly seniors stay at home Dear Savvy Senior, What types of new home technologies can you recommend to help me keep tabs on my elderly mother? She lives alone, about an hour’s drive from me, and I worry about her safety. Concerned Daughter

Savvy Senior Phillips also offers a new Auto Alert option (for $48 per month) that has fall detection sensors in the SOS button that can automatically summon help without your mom ever having to press a button. This is helpful because many seniors after a fall become confused or disoriented and forget to press the button. If you’re interested in a more budget-friendly option, consider an unmonitored medical alert like the new VTech CareLine Home Safety Telephone System for $120 (, which doesn’t require professional monitoring services, therefore has no monthly monitoring fees. Or, to deal with falls or health emergencies that happen outside the home, there are mobile-alert GPS products now available that work anywhere. To find these, see, MobileHelpNow. com and PhilipsLifelineGoSafe. com.

is happening. For instance, if she went to the bathroom and didn’t leave it could indicate a fall or other emergency. You can also check up on her patterns anytime you want through the system’s password-protected website. And for additional protection, most services offer SOS call buttons as well that can be placed around the house, or worn. Some good companies that offer these services are BeClose (, 866-574-1784), which runs $399 or $499 for the sensors, plus a $69 monthly service fee if paid a year in advance. And GrandCare Systems (, 262-338-6147), which adds a fantastic social component – through a senior-friendly computer – to go along with the activity monitoring. GrandCare leases for $150 to $300 per month.

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Dear Concerned, Helping an aging parent remain independent and living in their own home has become a little easier in recent years, thanks to a host of new and improved assistive technology products. Here are some top rated options you should know about.

Medical alerts If you’re worrying about your mom falling and needing help, one of the most frequently used products over the years for seniors living alone is a medical alert device – also known as a personal emergency response system, or PERS. These devices provide a wearable “SOS” button – typically in the form of a necklace pendent or bracelet – and a base station that connects to the home phone line. At the press of a button, your mom could call and talk to a trained operator through the system’s base station receiver which works like a powerful speaker phone. The operator will find out what’s wrong, and will notify family members, a neighbor, friend or emergency services as needed. If you’re interested in this, there are dozens of services to choose from including the Philips Lifeline (, 800-380-3111) which is the most widely used medical alert service in the U.S. and costs around $35 per month.

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mom is keeping up with her mediSubscribe to the Tryon Daily Bulletin for mancations, there are medication agement devices you can now rent, up-to-date coverage on news and sports Monitoring systems that will dispense her medicine on Another more sophisticated technology for keeping tabs on your mom is with a home monitoring system. These systems will let you know whether she is waking up and going to bed on time, eating properly, showering and taking her medicine. They work through small wireless sensors (not cameras) placed in key locations throughout the home. The sensors will track her movements, learning her daily activity patterns and routines, and will notify you or other family members via text message, email or phone if something out of the ordinary

schedule, provide constant reminders, and even notify you if her medicine is not taken. Two products that offer this are MedMinder (, 888-633-6463), which rents for $40 per month, and the Philips Medication Dispensing Service (, 888632-3261) that costs $75/month.

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month. The evenings will also be filled with live entertainment and refreshments. Find Tryon Gallery Trot on facebook or email skyukafineart. com for more information.


Billy Jonas performs at TFAC, Billy Jonas, Parents Choice Award-winning performer, will be presented on Sunday, May 12 at 3 p.m. as part of Tryon Fine Arts Centers Family Series. Ticket prices for this event do not cover the cost of the event and TFAC’s ability to offer quality performances for the community depends on donations to the annual fund. For information or to donate, call 828-859-8322 or visit www.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit Mondays, Harmon Field/Tryon, 7 a.m. - noon. Saluda Center, Mondays, chair exercise, 9:30 a.m.; line dance, 12:30 p.m.; Saluda Duplicate Bridge, 1:30 p.m. 828749-9245. For more activities, email saludacenter@hotmail. com or visit The Meeting Place Senior Center Mondays, chair exercise, 9:30 a.m.; line dance, 12:30 p.m.; Saluda Duplicate Bridge, 1:30 p.m. 828-7499245. For more activities, email saludacenter@hotmail. com or visit Christian Fellowship Luncheon TJ’s Cafe, Tryon, Mondays except holidays, noon - 1 p.m.; food, fellowship and discussion of issues; interdenominational. 859-5051. 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.

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Adam Adcock from Banner Elk, N.C. won first place with “Seed in Flight.” (photo submitted)

Winners of TFAC Juried Sculpture Show announced “The entries were so strong, I realized I’d have a very hard decision ahead of me.” -- Sherry Masters

es, which totaled $1,800. Sculpture 2013 is on display through May 30 during regular business hours at Tryon Fine Arts Center. For more information, please call 828-859-8322. – article submitted by Marianne Carruth

Bookmobile schedule for last part of May The Polk County Bookmobile is a free service to all of Polk County. On the bookmobile you will find fiction, non-fiction, large print books, children books, young adult and paperback books. You can even get a library card at the bookmobile. If you know of an area that would benefit from the bookmobile, call 894-8721 ext. 225 or email rowens@polklibrary.

com. Columbus/Tryon – May 15 9 – 10 a.m. Virtual College 10:30-11 a.m. Windwood Drive Tryon – May 16 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Oak Hill apartments 2:15-3:30 p.m. White Oak Manor 3:30-5 p.m. White Oak Manor apartments

Green Creek – May 22 9:15-10 a.m. Mill Spring Ag Center 10:15-10:45 a.m. Polk County High School 11:15-11:45 a.m. Good Earth Lane 1-2 p.m. Green Creek Family Life Center / Meeting Place No. 2 2:15-4 p.m. John Smith Rd. – article submitted by Rita Owens

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ahead of me.” Placing first in the show is the outdoor sculpture “Seed in Flight” by Adam Adcock from Banner Elk, N.C. Dustin Farnsworth, currently living and working in Penland School of Craft, won second place with “The Understood Weight.” Mark Gardner of Saluda won third place with his entry, “Boat Form.” Laurel Hurst/Laurel Woods, Main Street Financial Group and an anonymous donor sponsored the cash priz-

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Tryon Fine Arts Center hosted an opening reception for Sculpture 2013, a juried show and sale, on Saturday, May 4. Work from more than 40 sculptors is exhibited in the Mahler Room, the lobby and throughout the new gardens and amphitheater. Juror Sherry Masters chose winners of TFAC’s first competitive exhibit, basing her choice on design, execution, detail, originality, installation and the wow factor. Masters said, “The entries were so strong, I realized I’d have a very hard decision

5-10-13 Bulletin  

5-10-13 Bulletin