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Tryon Daily Bulletin

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Vol. 85 / No. 247

Tryon, N.C. 28782

Friday, January 25, 2013

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Volunteers speak out about problems with EMS by Samantha Hurst

Xxx A winter storm warning was issued yesterday by the National Weather Service for today between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. The warning includes for snow, sleet and ice. Wintry precipitations, mostly in the form of freezing rain but also mixed with snow or sleet at times early. Most of the precipitation was forecast to be in the middle part of the day with minor sleet or snow accumulations and a 1/4 inch of ice.

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


Saluda Center, Friday events: chair exercise, 9:30 a.m.; Trash Train, 10 a.m.; NA Meeting, 8 p.m. For more activities, email saludacenter@hotmail. com or visit The Meeting Place Senior Center, Friday activities include movie matinee or drumming at 10 a.m. and bingo or movie at 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. American Legion Post 250, (Continued on page 2)

A number of first responders who volunteer their time within Polk County’s emergency medical system said the Polk County Board of Commissioners made the right decision in seeking a replacement for outgoing medical director Dr. Allison Owens. “I’m almost tickled pink to see her go,” said Nicholas Edwards, who works full-time as a captain with the Saluda Fire Department. Edwards also works part-time with Tryon and Columbus, and volunteers with Green Creek. “She’s held this county back from a lot and now that we are getting her out the door I feel like we can excel so much more.” Commissioners voted 4-1 on Jan. 7 to “go in a different direction” in regards to the oversight of the county’s emergency medical system (EMS). Commissioner chair Michael Gage said the working relationship between volunteers and Dr. Owens has soured over the years, making the department less effective than it could be overall.

Emergency responders remained at Big Bradley Falls throughout the night in April 2012 in an attempt to rescue a Saluda man that fell from the falls. This is just one example of the time commitment volunteers often give. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

In a previous interview with the Bulletin, Gage said the primary issues exist with a lack of training opportunities and the fact that individuals cannot volunteer as first responders in Polk County unless they have EMT certification. Several volunteers said these

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St. Luke’s considers hiring Columbus officers by Leah Justice

St. Luke’s Hospital has asked the Town of Columbus to hire two police officers to staff the hospital at night. Columbus Town Council met

Jan. 17 and approved the town working with the hospital on an agreement after hearing from St. Luke’s CEO Ken Shull. Shull says with changes in the world his employees would feel

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two issues put a strain on the system. “Under Dr. Owens the volunteer first responder program is dying,” said Marty McGuinn in a letter to the Bulletin.

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more comfortable with armed officers at the hospital. The hospital currently has two security guards on staff but (Continued on page 8)

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weekly bingo games, Fridays, 7 p.m., 43 Depot St., Tryon. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Smoke-free. African Children’s Choir, The internationally-acclaimed African Children’s Choir will perform at Green Creek Missionary Baptist Church Friday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. The church is located at 2382 Coxe Rd. in Green Creek. Info: 828-863-2549. Narcotics Anon., Saluda Senior Center, Friday, 8 p.m.


Polk Democratic Men’s Club Meeting for the first time this year. Join us for topics and planning. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba class, Saturdays, 9 a.m. Church Women United, The Church Women United will meet at St. Luke’s CME Church on Markham Road on Saturday, Jan. 26 with registration at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting at 10 a.m. The group plans to honor Dr. Joseph Fox. 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

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Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 33 Gibson Street, Columbus. Polk County Historical Musuem Association, open Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. Tryon Fine Arts Center, Oil painting class for teens with Margaret Curtis, Saturdays, noon - 3 p.m. Regeneration Group, Saturday, 4 p.m., Ashley Meadows Community Room. There is Christcentered help for all addictions. Join us to find freedom from unhealthy habits. Will meet every Saturday at 4 p.m. For more information, call Lorna Dever at 828-817-1544. Showing of “Witch Ann,” The locally-made movie “Witch Ann” will be shown at the Polk County Agricultural Center Jan. 26 at 7 p.m.


Cello and piano concert, Green Creek resident Kathleen Foster, cello, will be joined by Alison Moore, piano, for a concert on Sunday, Jan. 27 in the Daniel Recital Hall of Converse College. The concert, which features the Debussy and Rachmaninoff sonatas for cello and piano, will begin with the Couperin Pieces en Concert. The concert begins at 3 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Foxhunter’s Cup informational meeting Sunday, Jan. 27 at 3 p.m. at the TR&HC office at 6985 S NC Hwy 9, Columbus, NC 28722.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Mondays, Harmon Field/Tryon, 7 a.m. - noon. Saluda Center, Mondays, chair exercise, 9:30 a.m.; line dance, 12:30 p.m.; Saluda Duplicate Bridge, 1:30 p.m. 828-749-9245. For more activities, email or visit www. The Meeting Place Senior Center, sing-along, 10 a.m.; senior fitness, 11 a.m.; bingo or bead class 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. Christian Fellowship Luncheon, TJ’s Cafe, Tryon, Mondays except holidays, noon - 1 p.m.; food, fellowship and discussion

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LOCAL WEATHER Forecast: Today: PM wintr y mix, with 90 percent chance of precipitation. High 32, low 29. Saturday: Par tly cloudy, with no chance of rain. High 50, low 26.



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Sunday: Partly cloudy, with no chance of rain. High 46, low 32. Monday: Partly cloudy, with a 10 percent chance of rain. High 57, low 42. Wednesday’s weather was: High 48, low 26, no rain.

of relevant issues; interdenominational. 859-5051. Chess Club, Mondays, 12:30 p.m., recreation room, LaurelHurst Apartments, Columbus. Open to anyone in community. 894-3336. American Association of University Women (AAUW) meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Tryon Presbyterian Church fellowship hall. Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays, 5:30 p.m., Tryon United Methodist Church, New Market Road in Tryon. Green Creek Community Center, line dance classes (ultra beginner and beginner/intermediate), Monday’s 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the gym. Male Domestice Abuse Intervention, Mondays, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Landrum Library, free yoga classes. 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Limited to first 30 people. Thermal Belt Stamp Club, first and third Mondays of each month, 7:30 p.m., Tryon Federal Bank, Columbus. Visitors welcome. Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays, 8 p.m., Columbus Presbyterian Church.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Tuesdays, Ozone Drive and Hwy. 176, Saluda. Polk County Transporation Authority, makes a regular trip to Hendersonville on the first and third Tuesday of each month. 894-8203. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba exercise class,

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., in gym. The Meeting Place Senior Center, beginner/intermediate pilates, 8:30 a.m.; ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; devotions and art class, 10 a.m.; Let’s move...Let’s move dance, 10:30 a.m.; bingo, 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. House of Flags Museum, open Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 33 Gibson Street, Columbus. Polk County Historical Association Msueum, open Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. “Let’s Build a Snowman!” Preschool Storytime, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 10:30 a.m. at Polk County Public Library. Storytime is free and open to all area preschoolers and caregivers. LIFECare of Polk County/ Adult Day Health Care provides services Monday - Friday. Pet therapy every Tuesday is an opportunity for participants to interact with a trained pet therapy dog in a safe and meaningful environment. Call 828-894-2007 for more info. Cracker Barrel, 1 p.m. Tuesdays, conference room, Congregational Church. Al-Anon Family Group, meets Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Saluda Senior Center, 64 Greenville Street, Saluda, one half block off Main Street (U.S. Hwy. 176 S.), 828-749-2251 (Saluda) or 1-800-286-1326.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Wednesdays, Fire Department in Green Creek, 7 a.m. - noon. (Continued on page 39)

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‘WOW’ flower presentation at ICC Columbus campus, Feb. 4 The Foothills Association of Master Gardeners is sponsoring a very special gardening program on Monday, February 4th at 1:30 at Isothermal Community College in Columbus. Open to the public, Carolinas Dahlia Society member Brian Killingsworth will present a power point presentation about dahlias, often referred to as the “WOW” flower. Included will be information about the interesting history of the plant as well as cultivation needs and requirements. Killingsworth describes his interest in dahlias as a life-long habit since he was first introduced to the flower while in the service in Germany. This spectacular bloom has many shapes and forms from basketball size to golf ball size and is available in a huge array of colors. He grew dahlias commercially in Georgia before moving to our area. A brief meeting for members of the Foothills Association of Master Gardeners will follow the program. - article submitted by Barbara and Bud Clegg Carolinas Dahlia Society member Brian Killingsworth, shown with his wife Linda, will be presenting a free program about dahlias – the “WOW’” flower. (photo submitted)

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Jeremy Gregg, a medical officer with the Green Creek Fire Department, said his department has had two volunteers that have not recertified because of these issues. He said other EMTs are burned out as well and he’s concerned more will quit. “If something doesn’t change, I’m afraid we’ll be in worse shape than what we are,” Gregg said.

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Scope of practice exam Issues escalated in the fall of 2010, when Dr. Owens and EMS Director Sandra Halford implemented a new version of the scope of practices exam for first responders, which required responders to react in mock scenarios. At the time, 35 of the county’s 41 emergency responders failed the test. “Ninety-four percent of the county’s responders failed the test, but she [Dr. Owens] failed everyone for the most ridiculous reasons. It was like they did not want you to pass,” Edwards said. Edwards initially failed the test, he said, because his cell phone went off. He said he was told that was unprofessional and was required to retest. The Bulletin could not confirm with EMS the reason Edwards failed because Halford was unavailable for comment as of press time. Edwards said during the skills evaluation responders were given a scenario with a plastic doll as their patient. They then were asked to describe what treatment they would implement based on the scenario given, he said. “Dealing with a plastic toy versus a real life human is an entirely different world. I feel they could have better explained the scenarios that they were giving us,” Edwards said. Dr. Owens argues the test provides a more accurate picture of how a responder would react in an emergency situation. With most of the system’s volunteers failing the initial test, volunteers were asked to take a course to better prepare them. “Two years ago they came to

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the plate and they took the 16-hour refresher course,” Dr. Owens said. “That shows an incredible amount of commitment and dedication and they deserve a lot of credit for doing so.” Maintaining training Training opportunities have remained limited, according to several volunteers and Commissioner Gage, but Owens said that allegation is false. “The allegation that there have been lack of training opportunities on Mr. Gage’s part is categorically false,” said Dr. Owens. To maintain certification first responders are required by the state to participate in 24 hours of continuing education a year. Dr. Owens said Polk County also requires open-book monthly protocol reviews, which she said take 10-15 minutes. County responders are also required to take 16-hours in ITLS (trauma training) and PEPP (pediatric evaluation) certification. She said recertification of these must be maintained through an eight-hour course every three years. Edwards said training has been one of the biggest issues. “They’d tell everyone one thing and in a few months they would change it,” he said. Gregg said he believes the first faltering part of the system’s training program is that many volunteers have been given conflicting information about what training hours they actually need to stay certified. “I’ve been told in years past that I didn’t have enough training hours, but when I carried in my documentation it showed 320 hours,” Gregg said. He said finding a time to attend training within your work schedule is also difficult for many volunteers who work full-time jobs. He said the system offered two 12-hour training blocks last year. He said the majority within the system voted to do those blocks on weekends, which didn’t work for everyone. He said he also feels like online training should be accepted through an accredited program. (Continued on page 6)

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Dr. Owens said Halford has bent over backwards to schedule training on nights and weekends, as well as setting up individualized training. Gregg said this year more training options are planned. He said the aim is for monthly training options to be held. “This year it’s more accommodating than it was in the past,” Gregg said. “We’re trying to move in the right direction but it could be a lot easier.” Medical responders In 2002 county commissioners voted to increase the minimal level of participation for volunteers from “medical responders,” which requires 69 hours of training, to an EMT level, which mandates 170 hours of training. Dr. Owens said this change was made to ensure that the people helping at the scene of an accident or with a person experiencing a life-threatening situation like a stroke is capable of handling the situation properly. Gregg said he believes the county was wrong in eliminating the use of medical responders. “EMS says that it’s a substandard certification but it’s a state certification, the state honors it,” he said. “They can’t ride in the back with a patient by themselves but a medical responder can be responsible for driving the vehicle and assisting the EMT.” Gregg said Green Creek has about a dozen people who have expressed interest in volunteering with the department but said many of them might not be willing to devote the time it takes to get certified as EMTs. “Allowing medical responders would give somebody the chance to get started,” Gregg said. “If you tell them they have to be an EMT, they are going to have to commit six months of their life to that course and if they can’t handle it, that time will be wasted.” Gregg said a medical responder could at least open an airway if someone isn’t breathing and that alone could save a life. Neighboring Rutherford County does recognize and use the

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service of volunteers at the medical responder level. Rutherford County EMS Director Richard Pettus said among his county system there are 11 fire departments and three rescue squads, which use a mix of medical responders and EMT level individuals to respond to calls. Sacrifice of volunteers Marty McGuinn said the time commitment is more than people realize. “EMS relies heavily on first responders to often provide a driver when the one-man EMS unit responds to calls. An average medical call from dispatch to finish takes about an hour. When we are required to drive to the hospital it can add another hour. If we have to go to Spartanburg or Mission, you are looking at three hours for a volunteer,” he said. Gregg agreed that more people need to understand the sacrifice and time volunteers pour into serving the county. “A lot of people have no idea what these volunteers do,” Gregg said. “It’s hard if you’ve got people going out in the middle of the night when they have to work day shift the next day.” He said the first responders are willing to take the time but want someone to help them accomplish their requirements, not stand in their way. Edwards said too said he feels those who manage the EMS system don’t respect the commitment volunteers are already more than willing to make. “There’s never any encouragement; they belittle people and they talk down to people,” he said. “The thing that bothers me most is that we are losing first responders left and right because of Allison [Dr. Allison Owens] and Sandra [Sandra Halford, EMS director]. People are getting to a point where they are giving up and don’t want to volunteer.” Dr. Owens disagrees that volunteers aren’t valued. “It’s huge - it’s a huge commitment, I understand that,” she said. But she said if someone cannot meet the requirements they should not volunteer.

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Jonathan Kanipe said will take a few months to complete. Both the town and the hospital will they are unarmed. Shull said the have to approve the agreement two guards have done a great job before it is implemented. and this is nothing against them “In the initial discussion, but it’s time to have armed of- town staff made clear that it was ficers at the hospital. our belief council would considShull said with the hospital’s er this only if it were a net-zero great relationship cost to the town,” with the town and “We think uniformed Kanipe said. “In St. Luke’s being other words, the within town lim- officers will have a town would not its, it makes sense calming effect.” spend any tax payto go through Co-- Ken Shull er funds to staff lumbus to hire the these positions at officers. He also the hospital, and said if there are going to be there would be no loss of regular weapons at the hospital, he’d service to our citizens by having prefer the officers be trained, officers removed from the street sworn officers. for this duty.” “We think uniformed officers Shull said he thinks the hiring will have a calming affect,” of officers will help the hospital Shull said. and the town. He said the hosInitially, the hospital wants to pital will work it out where it staff two officers from 7 a.m. to doesn’t cost the town anything 7 p.m. seven days a week. The and the town may be able to hire staffing would mean one officer more officers. Shull said the hoson duty per night. pital plans to pay for the officers’ Columbus Town Council salaries, benefits, uniforms and unanimously agreed for the town training among other costs that to work with the hospital on an may be related. agreement which town manager (continued from page 1)

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St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation board of trustees welcomes newest members St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce four outstanding professionals have joined the Board of Trustees: Fred Baisden, Ned Dick, Nancy McKinstry and Larry Wassong will each serve a three-year term. “We are fortunate to have these individuals join our board,” said Judy Lair, chair of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. “Their experience and knowledge will be a tremendous benefit as we work to support our community hospital.” Currently the mayor of the City of Saluda, Fred Baisden is an active member of the Saluda Methodist Church, where he is on the board of trustees, chairman of the administration council, and serves as the contractor contact for a handicap accessibility construction project at the church. After 30 years of service, Baisden retired from Abbott Laboratories as divisional manager. He and his wife, Terry, live in Saluda and have two sons. Born at the old St. Luke’s Hospital on Carolina Drive, Ned Dick has strong family ties to Polk County. He grew up in Polk County and his parents and grandparents knew no other home. Dick worked for Milliken & Company, sweeping floors and moving through the shift supervisor positions. He was later promoted to quality control manager, customer support manager and then transferred to the New York office in marketing/sales. Dick had battled some health issues and after a particularly tough weekend, he visited the St. Luke’s Hospital Emergency Department. He was immediately scheduled for surgery and credits St. Luke’s Hospital for saving his life. Dick has served as a vestry member and later senior warden on the vestry at Holy Cross Episcopal Church and on the dis(Continued on page 12)

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tribution committee of The Polk County Community Foundation. “I consider it a great honor to be considered as a member of the board of the St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation,” said Dick. Currently employed by Tryon Estates as executive director, Nancy McKinstry has worked in the retirement industry for 20 years. She has degrees in nursing, mental health and health education. She is licensed as a

long-term care administrator, During his career, Larry Wasresidential care administrator and song held a variety of advertising/ registered nurse. marketing posiM c K i n s t r y “I consider it a great tions. Wassong serves on the joined the Wilboards of the honor to be considered as liam Esty ComP o l k C o u n t y a member of the board of pany, the 12th American Red the St. Luke’s Hospital l a rg e s t U . S . Cross, Hospice agency specialof the Carolina Foundation.” izing in blue -- Ned Dick chip packaged Foothills and Pacolet Area Congoods accounts. servancy and is an active member He has been involved with adof the Rotary Club of Tryon. vertising and marketing for a She and her husband, Bob, variety of businesses including live in Columbus. American Airlines, Campbell’s

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Soup, American Home Products, Nissan, R.J. Reynolds, Travelers, Texaco, Minolta, Nabisco and others. He became president of Esty in 1984 to manage the $600 million agency. In 1990, he resigned from Esty to become a consultant to the company. In addition to his horses and horse farm, Wassong has devoted time to a variety of area non-profits including Hospice, Steps to HOPE, the Tryon Concert Association, Polk County Community Foundation, FENCE, PAC and other organizations devoted to the community. He has also been involved with the Tryon Hounds Hunt, Mountain Bank Advisory Board, Tryon Investment Club, Second Wind Hall of Fame and Hunting Country Property Owners Association. The St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 organization established in 1991 to support one of our community’s most valuable assets, St. Luke’s Hospital. It is made up of citizens who have joined together to raise funds for new equipment, facility improvements, educational programs and the foundation’s endowment. Please contact Meshelle Colvin, Executive Director, at 828894-2693 or email mcolvin@ for more information. – article submitted by Jennifer Wilson

Moore’s Grove appreciation program, Jan. 26 M o o r e ’s G r o v e B a p t i s t Church, located in Mill Spring off Pea Ridge Rd., will hold an appreciation program Saturday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. The program will feature local groups and choirs with Rev. Theodore Kelly. The event is sponsored by Ann Bush and Doris Switzer. - article submitted by Rosa Bush

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Big Brother Michael Veatch attended a school play to see his Little Brother George perform in his role as king. Matched through the Big Brothers Big Sisters school-mentoring program, Veatch visits George at Polk Central School weekly to help with schoolwork or reading. The highlight of many a session ends with a game of chess or another board game. According to his Big Brother, George has become quite the chess player. (photo submitted)

National effort encourages more adults to mentor youth Big Brothers Big Sisters marks National Mentoring Month with a call to action to community members interested in helping youth become successful and productive citizens. The designation of National Mentoring Month, established by the Harvard Mentoring Project of the Harvard School of Public Health, MENTOR, and the Corporation for National and Community Service, sets out to energize citizens to become mentors. This year’s national spokesperson is General Colin L. Powell. Big Brothers Big Sisters staff carefully matches children who face adversity with caring mentors in long-term, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships. Independent studies show improvement in school, behavior, self-esteem and

aspirations for children enrolled in BBBS. Big Brothers Big Sisters salutes all of the mentors in their programs and thanks them for sharing their time, talents and interests with youth. To get involved, contact the Polk County office at 828-8599230 or email Karen Dacey, program coordinator, at polk@ Volunteers may serve in either the traditional community-based program or the school-based mentors and matches program. For those preferring not to commit to a mentoring relationship, the Advisory Council provides a way for an adult to be involved behind-thescenes and help with recruitment and fundraising efforts in the lo(Continued on page 14)

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A Tribute to Seven Women of Courage and Compassion

January 18 - February 22 Gallery Talk, January 24, 4:30 p.m. Reception to immediately follow.

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Martin speaks to Kiwanis

Read more online at Tryon Town Manager Caitlyn Martin was special guest speaker for the Jan. 16 meeting of Kiwanis Club of Tryon. She gave good insight into things coming up in Tryon, plus fielded questions concerning the Greenway, Morris advertising and more. Shown above are Martin (left) and Steve Cobb. (photo submitted)

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cal community. Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes such as educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships. Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children (“Littles”) with screened volunteer mentors (“Bigs”) and monitors and supports these one-to-one mentoring matches throughout their course. The first-ever Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Outcomes Summary, released in 2012, substantiates that its mentoring programs

have proven, positive academic, socio-emotional and behavioral outcomes for youth, areas linked to high school graduation, avoidance of juvenile delinquency and college or job readiness. Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity, often those from single or lowincome households, or in families where a parent is incarcerated or serving in the military, with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization’s 100-year history. With about 350 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves nearly 630,000 children, volunteers and families. Learn more at – article submitted by Karen Dacey

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No bones about it, they add function to the body There are more than 200 bones in the human body. The main function of the skeleton is to add structure to the body, protect organs and enable the body, with the help of attached muscles, to move. Bones, do however, play a role in several other bodily functions. The formation of blood cells takes place in the marrow within certain bones. Our bones also act as a storehouse for minerals, especially phosphorus and calcium. About 98 percent of the body’s calcium is stored in its bones. Every cell in the body requires small amounts of calcium to function properly. When blood calcium levels fall, bones then release calcium that has been stored. The body uses intricate mechanisms to keep calcium levels balanced. When blood levels of calcium are low, the parathyroid gland secretes parathormone. This activates bone

cells called osteoclastsins in order it. I recommend healthy individuto break down bone to release als take between 1,200-1,500 mg. calcium that’s needed by the body. of calcium a day. The two main This also triggers other hormones forms of calcium readily available that counteract mineral loss in are calcium carbonate and calcium these bones to keep them strong citrate. Both are well absorbed, but during the process. need to be taken differently. When blood calcium levels Calcium carbonate needs to be get too high, the thyroid gland taken with food for proper absorpsecretes the tion, where as hormone calcalcium citrate Diet & Exercise citonin, which to be takby David Crocker needs blocks the acen on an empty tions of parastomach. Be thormone. There are several fac- sure to take one or the other. Not tors that affect both calcium both. Your total calcium intake per absorption and loss. These include day should be divided and taken at gender, weight, ethnic back- two different times. Also, do not ground, heredity, disease factors take your calcium within an hour and activity levels. There are two of taking vitamin C. Calcium is areas of strengthening bone we a base and vitamin C is acidic. If need to explore. These are diet they are both in our stomach at and exercise. the same time, they will actually When taking a calcium supple- cancel each other out. ment, it’s not just important how When it comes to calcium much you take, but how you take fortified orange juices, the form

of calcium used is calcium hydroxide, which is not affected as much by the vitamin C in the juice. You also need vitamin D and magnesium for proper calcium absorption, so I recommend a well-balanced vitamin/mineral supplement (we’ll talk more about that later). Proper exercise is also crucial for bone strength and health. Weight training is excellent for this. Skeletal muscles have something called an origin and an insertion. The origin point of the muscle is attached to the immovable bone. The insertion point of the muscle is attached on the other end to the movable bone. When lifting weights properly, bones between the origin and insertion points are stressed. The brain senses this stress and signals the body to rush calcium to harden (Continued on page 38)

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Exhibit opens hearts of BBBS supporters

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) enjoyed a well-attended opening of its Have a HeART exhibit at the Upstairs Artspace Saturday, Jan. 19. To view and bid on a heart of your own, stop by the artspace Tuesday- Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Individuals interested in supporting this BBBS fundraiser can do so until Feb. 9. (photo submitted by Karen Dacey)

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and strengthen these bones. With proper strategy you can make real progress at any age, but make sure you get instruction from someone


who is knowledgeable and experienced. Get your doctor, trainer and nutritionist involved. Diet or exercise question? Email me at dwcrocker77@gmail. com. 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., head strength coach for the USC-Spartanburg baseball team, S.C. state champion girl’s gymnastic team, and the Converse college eques-

trian team. He served as a water safety consultant for the United States Marine Corp, lead train to L.H. Fields modeling agency and taught for four semesters at USCUnion. David was also a regular guest of the Pam Stone radio show.

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Madison Yellen performs at national event in South Carolina Madison Alana Renee Yellen of Tryon was one of 10 dancers chosen out of an elite group of more than 150 children at the Starpower Talent Competition in Spartanburg, S.C. to attend the Power Pak program in Orlando, Fla. Madison is a student at Dance Dynamics Dance Studio in Tryon. She is known at the dance studio for her fast feet and is nicknamed “Clogging Cutie.” Madison attended the Power Pak Program and did her solo Shake Senora in front of a panel of judges from across the United States. With the Power Pak program she also danced with children from all across the Untied States and Canada. Madison was invited to dance with the Power Pak junior team at Walt Disney World. Madison also competed in the Starpower Nationals Talent Competition in Orlando. She won first place overall for her clogging routine, which was choreographed by Katrina Kaplin, and first place in her division in modeling formal wear and first place overall out of all age divisions (modeling coach is Missy Fincher). Madison plans on attending the Power Pak program and competing in the Starpower Nationals Talent Competition again this year in June. Madison has a new clogging choreographer for this competition season – Lindy

Madison Yellen performing at the Starpower Talent Competition in Spar tanburg , S.C. (photo submitted)

Wickland, overseen by Missy Fincher. Wickland will help Madison get ready for her first competition the first weekend of March. Madison is the daughter of Wendy Yellen and granddaughter of Rickie and Renee McFalls. She has been dancing at Dance Dynamics for nine years and has been competing as a competition clogger for six years. – article submitted by Wendy Yellen

Madison Yellen. (photo submitted)

Foothills Mennonite Church fundraiser dinner for Outreach The Foothills Mennonite Church will hold a fundraiser dinner Thursday evening, Jan. 31 from 4 – 7 p.m., to benefit Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry, and also a marriage enrichment weekend. A total of 50 percent of the proceeds will go to Thermal Belt Outreach, as they reach out to help so many in the community.

The church will serve a good old-fashioned meal of roast beef, real mashed potatoes (you may even find a few lumps), green beans, salad, dinner roll, tea, coffee and six different kinds of homemade pies. And yes – the cooks still roll out their own pie crusts. Suggested donation is $10 for dine and or carry out.

The church is located at 2720 Landrum Road (Hwy. 14) in Columbus. For further information, you can visit us at www. Members hope to see you Thursday, Jan. 31 from 4 – 7 p.m. - article submitted by the Foothills Mennonite Church

Want to go? What: When:

Fundraiser for Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry Thursday, Jan. 31,

Where: Foothills Mennonite Church, 2720 Landrum Rd., Columbus

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P4P’s of Tryon Presbyterian Church Book Sale All types of books are arriving at Tryon Presbyterian Church in preparation of the annual book sale. These include educational, travel, historical, gardening, sewing, sports, craft, cookbooks, health, westerns and children’s books for sale, as well as many unusual ones. Books will be sold for all ages and interests. Everyone is welcome to browse. Tryon Presbyterian is located on Harmon Field Road in Tryon. The event will take place Saturday, Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. to noon. A bag sale will be held from 12:05 to 1 p.m. on Saturday as well. Proceeds help fund youth activities and projects at Tryon Presbyterian Church. (photo submitted)

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RN Unit Supervisor (Days) 2nd Shift RN/LPN 2nd Shift CNA We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Apply at Autumn Care of Saluda 501 Esseola Drive Saluda, NC 28773 or staffdev108@

HELP WANTED Administrative Assistant III Polk County Transportation Polk County Transportation has an immediate opening for an Administrative Assistant III. A person in this position performs mid to high level administrative tasks and occasional driver responsibilities including transporting passengers and scheduling vehicle maintenance. Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and billing software required. Associate’s degree in business or related field preferred; minimum of 2 years transportation experience required. The starting salary is $28,050. A valid driver’s license, drug test and background screen are required for employment. The position is subject to background checks and random drug testing. Send resumes no later than Friday, February 1, 2013 to Polk County Transportation, 3 Courthouse Square, Columbus, NC 28722

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Tryon Fine Arts Center seeks a part-time House and Box Office Manager to work with the public and volunteers managing the box office and front of house for all performing arts events at TFAC. Applicants need to be thorough, detail-oriented and have strong people and computer skills. Responsibilities include managing guest services, ticket sales, and TFAC’s database. View job description at Mail or deliver resume to 34 Melrose Avenue, Tryon, NC 28782.

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Marketing Consultant Tryon Daily Bulletin seeks a talented professional to join it's team as a Marketing Consultant. Qualified applicants should be goal-oriented, team players, well organized and trainable. The ability to sell across several different media platforms is essential. Compensation plan includes aggressive commission & bonus plan, health/dental insurance, 401(k), paid life and disability insurance, & retirement plan. To apply, please e-mail a resume, cover letter and earnings expectations using MARKETING CONSULTANT as the subject line to: No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted directly for interviews.

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HELP WANTED - MEDICAL / DENTAL White Oak of Tryon Is seeking a Social Serv ices Director for 100-bed Nursing & Assisted Living Facility sections of well-established Continuing Care Community. Must relate well with elderly & work closely with other staff & families. The qualified candidate must have BSW or BA in a Human Services field including, but not limited to, Sociology, Special Education, Rehab Counseling, & Psychology & 1 yr of supervised Social Services exp in a health care setting. Strong organizational skills, communication skills, & problem solving abilities are a must. Must be knowledgeable of long term care requirements including Residents Rights, MDS, care planning, Medicare, Medicaid & community resources. Send resume to Pat Scherer, HR Manager, PO Box 1535 or apply in person at 70 Oak St., Tryon, NC 28782. Email to: pscherer@ EOE Put your ad here call 828.859.9151

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LEGALS LEGAL NOTICE City of Landrum, SC Assistant City Clerk Position The City of Landrum is currently accepting applications for the position of part-time Assistant City Clerk. Requirements of the position are knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Windows and Excel; excellent phone etiquette; typing; bookkeeping; payroll and benefits administration; and experience with CSI Accounting Systems preferred. Applications are available at Landrum City Hall, 100 N. Shamrock Avenue, Landrum, SC 29356. Monday through Friday 8:00 – 5:00 pm. Applications will be accepted through February 11th or until the position is filled. The City of Landrum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Tryon Daily Bulletin January 24, 25, 31 and February 1, 2013 ASSISTANT CITY CLERK

AARP Tax-aide provides free tax assistance and prep Free tax assistance and preparation for low and moderate income individuals, with special attention to those age 60 and older, is available for taxpayers from AARP Foundation Tax-Aide. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers, trained in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, have helped individuals for more than 40 years in every state. In 2012 more than 32,500 volunteers at 6,233 sites

throughout the United States For more information, call 828helped prepare more than 1.57 894-8721, Ext 221. million returns; over 95 percent “Each year more people were filed elecfrom Polk tronically. C o u n t y, a n d “Each year more people Free tax aseven South sistance will be from Polk County, and Carolina, are available every even South Carolina, are using our tax Wednesday besaid using our tax services.” services,” ginning Feb. 6 Ron Peters, -- Ron Peters through April a local Polk 10 at the CoCounty volunlumbus location by appointment teer. Ron added, “People need only. This will be held at the to remember to bring their 2011 Polk County Public Library Federal Tax Return as well as all Community Conference Room. their 2012 tax information. If

they wish to authorize a direct deposit on any tax refund, they also need to bring a blank check for bank routing information.” The program is offered at approximately 118 sites in North Carolina including senior centers, libraries and other convenient locations. Call the tollfree number 1-888-AARPNOW (1-888-227-7669) or visit www. during this tax season to locate an AARP TaxAide site near you. (Continued on page 24)

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Afterschool field trip

Foothills Community Chapel 2836 Landrum Road, Columbus, NC

Wednesday, January 30 7:00 PM Call (828) 859-7003 for more info. The Penner family, Jake & Margie, Julia, Tania, Tyrell and Lonita are from Millbank, Ontario and serve as a ministry team under Gospel Express Ministries. Come join them for an evening of singing, testimonies, a ministry presentation, and a challenge from God’s Word.

~ Everyone is welcome! ~

A group of Polk County Recreation Afterschool/School’s Out children getting ready for Bubba’s Fun Park in the recreation van. The children were able to take the trip because of a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation. (photo submitted by Patty Aldred)

Carolina Kegler bowling results The Keglers have room for new bowlers. This is a very low-key fun league for adults over 50 who want a little recreation. They bowl on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. at Autumn Lanes in Forest City. Here are the results of the bowling on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Hot games over average: Joan Hancock +47 = 169 Kay Shockley +43 = 165 Karen Andersson +41 = 173 Ruby Drew +38 = 176

High series over average: Joan Hancock +64 = 432 Chuck Ott +60 = 391 Karen Andersson +39 = 436 Ken Andersson +38 = 381 Anyone wishing to join the Carolina Keglers should contact Mike Davidson at 828- 894-5823 or email kwk1970@windstream. net. Members are asked to please call Mike when they cannot bowl. – article submitted by Mike Davidson

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tion’s litigation staff protects the legal rights of older Americans in critical health and longterm care as well as consumer and employment situations. Additional programs provide information, education and services to ensure that people over 50 lead lives of independence, dignity and purpose. Foundation programs are funded by grants, tax-deductible contributions and AARP. – article submitted by Ron Peters

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The Caretaker My intent this week was to follow-up on the plight of the pit bulls, for it seems that every other run at the shelter has a pit or pit mix in it. A dear lady became gravely ill so I went to Foothills Humane Society and asked my kids if I could talk about her instead. The answer was a resounding, “Yes, tell Aunt Sandy that we love her.” Many faces have changed since I began working at the shelter six years ago, only two remain from the initial staff, Lani and Dana. There is a third who came in periodically to administer to the animals, Dr. Sandra Davidson. I quickly endeared myself to this gentle lady with the perennial smile, big eyes and cherub face. Over the years Sandy has become a sort of mentor to me, ready and willing to answer questions about my kids and to give sound advice when I asked. She would always follow-up and ask how this or that animal was doing. I knew for Sandy this was not just a job, she had a deep and genuine caring for the animals, how could I not love her. It was always I who sought her out and each time we’d meet she would tilt her head knowingly, flash that heartwarming smile and open up her arms for an embrace. As we hugged, Sandy would always whisper in my ear, “Bless you.” I’ll humbly admit that I have been blessed by many people, but being blessed by Sandy had and will always have a very special meaning for me. In November, Sandy had severe stomach pains and went to St. Luke’s Hospital for treatment.

Letter to the Editor

It’s time to move on

To the editor: If memory serves me we held an election on Nov. 3 to elect three new county commissioners. And did we ever do that by a landslide. So the voters spoke. So Renee McDermott needs to move on because she did not win.


Humane Society Special Cases Leonard Rizzo

At first it was thought she had pancreatitis but nothing seemed to be helping her. Her husband had her brought to Spartanburg where extensive tests were done and it was learned she suffered from stage four Lymphoma. The disease had spread throughout her body and the count was far too high to administer treatment. After numerous attempts had failed to bring her count down she was sent to Hospice in Landrum. I’d visited her at St. Luke’s and today I visit her daily at hospice where she’s begun to fade in and out of consciousness. She works up a smile when she sees me and as I softly embrace her she again whispers, “bless you.” Her husband Tim has confided in me, “she so enjoys your visits.” Both Tim and Sandy are amazed at how many people have come but those who visit are not at all. This wonderful caretaker of both animals and people has touched many hearts. As you read this Sandy may or may not still be with us but do not fret for Sandy is at peace. As prayers and blessings were being given to her she worked up a smile and stated with simple eloquence, “I know that He is waiting for me.” I bowed my head in tearful prayer knowing how so right she was. This great little lady, this dear friend, did not realize all the souls that she has touched, but it has been written, “by your deeds shall He know you.” Bless you Sandy. Thanks for listening. It appears to me that she can’t take losing. She is using the local paper to try and discredit what this current board is undertaking to do. This board is willing to make the hard decisions that will be in the best interest for all of Polk County not just for a certain group of people. – James Moore, Polk County

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Dr. Romzick keynote speaker for gala, Feb. 9 Dr. Teresa Romzick will be the keynote speaker for the “Heart to Heart Gala,” an enchanted evening with a purpose. In recognition of Heart Awareness Month and Valentine’s Day, it will be an event with a purpose, dealing with matters of the heart, mentally and physically. The “Heart to Heart Gala” will be held on Feb. 9 at 6 p.m., at the Cobb Family Life Center 2382 Coxe Rd, of the Green Creek Mis-

sionary Baptist. Attire is formal and dinner will be served. Admission is free. This event is sponsored by the Unity in the Community Organization and funded by the Polk County Community Foundation and its Special Events Fund. Dr. Romzick is a resident of Rutherfordton and has her primary board certification in family medicine. She attended undergraduate

and medical school at the University of Michigan. She served in the National Health Service, taught, and had a private practice in Georgia prior to coming to Rutherford County in 1994. Dr. Romzick joined the Hospice of Rutherford County staff in February 2011. RSVP by calling 828-429-6635 or 828-817-1750. – article submitted by David Staley

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Become a smarter consumer and protect yourself Most of us have made our New Year’s resolutions to lose those extra pounds, pay off bills, spend more time with the family and so on. You may want to consider adding, “be a smarter consumer” to the list. It does take time to be a well-informed consumer but the consequences of not paying attention can be devastating. Unfortunately devious folks are hard at work figuring out new ways to relieve you of your hard earned money. From a few hundred dollars to a person’s life savings being wiped out, these people have no morals and no qualms about taking as much as they can get. Consider this scam where a desperate sounding phone call from the friend of a “grandson” claiming the grandson is in trouble and needs money. This

is accompanied with a plea, as much time trying to earn a “please don’t tell his mom and living as they do scamming the dad, it’s so embarrassing and he rest of us, the world would be a says only you can help him.” much better place. This scam is designed to tug at Here are a few basic steps your heart and mislead you into to protect your identity, bank sending money account and through western Publisher’s financial secuunion, money rity. Notebook gram etc., where • Never the money is share your Soby Betty Ramsey quickly gone cial Security and the scamNumber, bank mer laughingly walks away with account or credit card informayour money. tion with someone you don’t Or how about the scam where know that calls or emails you. you get a knock on your door • Set up a security code with from the “electric company”, your bank and credit card prowith a notice to turn off your viders to further protect your service for non-payment -un- identity. less of course you pay them “x • Read all contracts and pa“ amount of money right now. perwork BEFORE you sign it. The list of scams goes on and Make sure you understand what on with no end in sight. you’re signing. If you don’t If these deviants would spend know, don’t sign.

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Life enjoyed under softer, warm light “An absolute patience. Trees stand up to their knees in fog. The fog slowly flows uphill. White cobwebs, the grass leaning where deer have looked for apples. The woods from brook to where the top of the hill looks over the fog, send up not one bird. So absolute, it is no other than happiness itself, a breathing too quiet to hear.” ~ Denise Levertov, The Breathing Do you ever go in restaurants and stores: then notice that the overhead lights are harsh and too bright? Perhaps I’m a lone complainer, but I do not like those new energy efficient fixtures ... at least

not the cold light the new-style ‘all lit up’ about something, that’s bulbs emit. (I do like the savings!) for certain. Surely there must be a way to make New shops in town include: them look a bit more ‘friendly,’ Shaman’s Way, at 54 East Main maybe a warm-colored transparent Street (in the alley by M.A. Pace cover of some sorts that makes a General Store), a bulk food store pleasant glow, rather than a direct specializing in nuts, seeds, herbs, glare, which is spices, dried hard on the eyes. fruit, HimalaSaluda I’ve even takyan salt and News & raw Shea butter. en some thinned down soft pinkNotations Saluda Bike & orange acrylic Hike will open by Bonnie Bardos March 1 at 459 paint and fixed my own that bug Hwy 176 across me; that works too. Mercy, those from Tickle Family Health Center. lights make one look like a funeral Saluda restaurants and shops are home back-room project! Let’s open, and while some have winter face it, food and people look so hours, will be glad to see you. much better in a softer warmer The Saluda Welcome Table light overhead. It seems like good every Tuesday: dinner is served for marketing to have ambient, friendly anyone who’d like to come enjoy warm lighting in a restaurant, much companionship and connection more conducive to an enjoyable from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Saluda meal; yet, time and time again, no United Methodist Church fellowone else but me seems to notice or ship hall. The meal is free; donaeven care. I guess you can say I’m tions appreciated; all welcome.



On February 2, artist Richard Baker will host a Ground Hog Day party/fundraiser for Steps to Hope from 6-9 p.m. at his studio at 18 Church Street. Donations to Steps to Hope will be appreciated; treats will be served. Feel free to wear a costume and bring your favorite sweet snacks to share for a great cause. Plan ahead for dancing! Blue Ridge Contra will have a dance at The Party Place (right off I-26/ Ozone Drive) Feb. 15; music will be by the Skeeziks. Beginner lessons are at 6:30 p.m. with the dance from 7- 9:30 p.m.; a small fee is charged. Get well wishes and hugs go to our beloved Saluda artist Bill Ryan, who has been under the weather. Bill and Jim, have been a big part of what makes Saluda special. Many years ago, all my houseplants froze to death when we were without power for over a week after one huge ice storm hit. Bill and Jim told me to bring my truck over after that, (Continued on page 34)

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Alan Batchelder is congratulated by his wife, Norma, and Bob Montgomery, president of Thermal Belt Habitat for Humanity, on his induction into the Second Wind Hall of Fame. (photo submitted)

Batchelder named to Second Wind Hall of Fame Alan Batchelder recently became a member of the Second Wind Hall of Fame, having been nominated by Thermal Belt Habitat for Humanity. Second Wind provides recognition for retirees 60 years and over for outstanding volunteer work in area organizations that exemplify the concept that retirement need not be the end of a productive life of service to others and their community, but a “second wind” of opportunity. Batchelder and his wife, Norma, have lived in the area since 2000. They moved here from Fredericksburg, Va. Batchelder’s career began as an economics professor and after many years of teaching, he joined the Harvard Development Advisory Service and the United States Agency for International De-

velopment, working in more than 20 countries, primarily in Africa. They have five children. Since retiring, Batchelder has been very active volunteering in various community organizations including Thermal Belt Habitat for Humanity, where he served as President of the board for three years and on the construction crew for 12 years. He has also served on the board of Isothermal Community College, as buildings and grounds chair at Lanier Library, on the finance committee at Holy Cross Church, and is a member of Tryon Garden Club. In his free time, Batchelder enjoys building stonewalls and walks on their property, reading, researching his genealogy and gardening. - article submitted by Barbara Clegg

•Saluda News

Bardos, Carolyn Ashburn, Scott Kinard, Donna Bond, Greer Eargle, Wyatt Alan Pace, Irma Anderson, Paul Aaybe, Rich Rauschenbach, Melissa Igoe, Connie Kuckelman and Phyllis Arrington. Thank you for reading this column; as ever, the goal is to make you, dear reader, feel like you’re enjoying a cup of hot tea with me, and small town life in a friendly little mountain town called Saluda. You can contact me at bbardos@; or 749-1153, visit my website at for more writing and art, or find me on facebook.

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and loaded it up with houseplants so I wouldn’t be plant-less. Saluda sympathy goes to the family of Ron Poole. Ron was famous for his love of decorating: homes, floral arrangements, gardens and more. He also was one heck of a cook, known for his delicious Southern cooking — Ron will be greatly missed. Sympathy also goes to the family of Grace Justus Thompson. Happy January birthday to Foster Archer, Brandy Bradley, Alex

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A woman’s lot in life Why on earth is it that I, a woman who goes as rigid as a 14-year-old boy when an infant is plopped into his arms, whose idea of baby-proofing a house is to not let them indoors in the first place, and who fails to acknowledge any child as adorable or anything other than a destructive projectile missile, am suddenly giddy over the prospect of an expectancy? Not mine, lightning, the Duchess of Cambridge’s. Yes, the former Catherine Middleton, married 18 months to Prince William, is carrying the next king or queen within her, knocking Prince Harry, whom I assume is now shaking a celebratory bottle of champagne over himself, knowing he’ll never have to assume the claustrophobic role, further down the line of succession. But the Duchess is not well. Not well at all. As news reports breathlessly revealed (as well as a naive hospital staffer completely duped by an Australian radio host, who assumed the high-pitched and nasal voice of Queen Elizabeth and divulged private medical information), the Duchess was stricken with a morning sickness so severe that she could keep nothing down, was dehydrated and losing allimportant nutrients needed for the fetus. When I die and arrive in

heaven (provided God grades received was that now he had to on a curve), one thing I would actually work to eat instead of like very much to ask my Di- relying on the subsidized foodvine Creator is, “I get the pain stuffs in the Garden of Eden. of childbirth bit, thanks to Oh, and the serpent was Eve, but could you tell me why punished by having to move women, before contractions along on his belly for the rest even begin, also have to suffer of his life, but that didn’t really swollen legs, stop him from feet and faces, doing what he “I’m Just needed to do, as well as the inability to find Saying…” j u s t a s w i t h a comfortable certain divorce way to lay in attorneys. by Pam Stone order to sleep, But women, and are forced we poor women to empty their bladders every (or, you poor women who get five minutes, and also have to suckered into wanting kids after suffer bouts of vomiting that seeing store windows displaymay go on for months?” ing cute Baby Gap mannequins) If it’s all because of Eve, it have to physically retch for just seems to be a bit one-sided. months, search for a used circus Yes, she got tricked by the tent to wear, endure a seemserpent, but she owned up to the ingly eternal labor, and then, mistake when queried by God then, look forward to trying to and quietly took her sentence heal while being completely of punishment. She never tried sleep-deprived and listening to weasel out of it. to the complaints of your husBut Adam, with the behav- band, who now feels he’s not ior of a 6-year-old just caught getting enough attention. breaking a lamp, when queried Tain’t fair. about ingesting the forbidden I side with scientists who fruit, pointed to Eve, assigned theorize that Mother Nature all blame to her and, actually, ( p r o b a b l y d u r i n g a m o o d God, and said, “That woman swing) perhaps struck women you made? Pulling that rib out with morning sickness so that, of me? That woman that was all back in cave man days, they’d your idea and that I never even be too ill to run around and asked for? She gave it to me.” jeopardize the health of the feWay to go, Adam. tus while she was unknowingly And all the punishment he pregnant.

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Men, in the meantime, were given the green light to launch into the bed (or pile of rocks) of any passing woman, in order to populate the planet. And, since we’re talking about a time when one could easily die from something as simple as a tooth abscess or infected scrape, it was necessary to impregnate as many women as possible to keep the species thriving. Men even became particularly clever and got out of the whole “you now have to toil for your food” by oppressing the women and making sure they took on this task as well — gathering, cooking and later, walking behind a team of mules, baby on her hip, and plowing the back 40. So while we’ve come a long way (as deaths from Virginia Slims and stress-induced heart disease will attest), baby, we certainly still have a long way to go. But some things will never change: We’re born, we fall in love, we have kids and then we die, royal or commoner. So here’s my very best wishes to the Duke and Duchess for a safe pregnancy and a happy, healthy, royal heir. And William, you probably shouldn’t ask your grandmother if she could stay over for a couple of weeks to help change nappies.

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Polk wrestling focused on individual accomplishments by Mark Schmerling

Individual performances, rather than team dominance, will have to satisfy Polk County High School wrestling followers as the Wolverines near the end of the regular season. On Tuesday, Jan. 22 senior Juan Vera (113-lb. class) pinned visiting Madison’s Stephen Smith, to extend his record to 33-1, and continue his quest of a state championship. At 145 pounds, Anthony Marino (1111) earned a 6-1 decision over Madison’s Clark, and Wolverine heavyweight Chase McMurray pinned Ray Stines in only 9 seconds, to raise his season mark to 17-6. All of those heroics couldn’t stop Madison, which drove home with a 53-21 win. Polk’s other points came as Jerry Cox earned a forfeit at 189. Polk’s next meet was moved to this evening, Jan. 24 at Mountain Heritage (originally slated for Friday). On Jan. 29, the Wolverines host Mitchell and Shelby. On Feb. 1, they visit Avery for the season’s last regularly-scheduled meet. Much of the post-season tournament attention will center on Vera, whom, two years ago, as a sophomore was state runner-up. In last year’s state tournament, he led T.W. Andrews’ Quan Le, 9-2, but was hurt in that contest, and had to settle for sixth place. “We think he’ll be a state champ,” predicted Wolverine’s head coach Phillip Miller. “Anything other than a state title will be a disappointment.”

Juan Vera pins his opponent at a recent match. Vera hopes to get another shot at the state championship this year. (photo by Mark Schmerling)

Le, who was state runner-up last year, is currently ranked No. 1 in North Carolina. “He’s going to come in second again,” Miller brashly noted. Vera is currently ranked second statewide. “We didn’t wrestle well (against Madison),” observed Miller, whose squad dropped to 7-19. But, he promised, “Better times are coming.” Did the Wolverines lack some intensity on Tuesday? “Our heads were down,” admitted Miller about the Jan. 18 meet. “We got beaten by a team (Hendersonville, who narrowly defeated the Wolverines) we should have beaten. That’s what

high school is like.” Another bright spot for Polk though is McMurray, a junior. “He’s had a pretty good year,” said Miller. “At heavyweight, it’s either pin or get pinned.” McMurray is currently not ranked among the region’s top four heavyweights. Only the top four finishers in the regional tournament go to state. Given that, Miller still said McMurray has a chance to advance beyond regionals. Senior Alex Metcalf, who stands at 15-13 after losing a decision at 152 on Jan. 22, is the Wolverines other grappler with a winning record. He’s also wrestled at 145 lb.

Just a sophomore, Anthony Marino (138/145) has the potential to be a big winner for Polk. Already muscular and strong, Marino “is just going to get better,” noted Miller. Rounding out Tuesday’s meet, Polk was hurt by forfeit losses at 106 and 120 lbs. At 126 lbs., Peyton Gevedon lost by decision, followed by the losses of Dustin Galvert (decision at 132), Cameron Reed (pinned at 138), Metcalf (pinned at 152), Zack Price (pinned at 160), Daniel Cox (who lost a decision at 170), Joel Hernandez (who lost a close decision at 195) and by 220-pounder Robert Waldrop (by pin).

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Polk girls win fourth conference game defeating Madison 51-39 by Fulton Hampton

In the Western Highlands Conference each team plays twice on a “home and home” basis. In the first meeting versus Madison, Polk was outscored early and never threatened, which eventually caused their defeat with a score of 57 – 45. This time Polk was down just two points at half-time 21-19. They came back to outscore the Patriots of Madison 17-7 in the third and 13-11 in the fourth for a 51-39 victory. The Polk County girls’ varsity started out the conference season 0-4. Understandably they may have had their heads down for a long season, but they have made a significant turn around and are “coming together” at just the right time evidenced by four straight wins. Coach Craig Culbreth said they had a strong performance on both ends of the court. “We played really good defense holding them to 39 points and shot 52 percent in the second half,” Culbreth said. He went on say they also over-

came some adversity. “Savannah Deaver was hurt in the second quarter, so we had a lot of other girls step up,” he added. Defense was once again a key to the victory, but with a different approach this time. At Hendersonville, full court pressure caused turnovers and steals, but the Madison guards handled the press well. Seeing this Coach Culbreth went to a seldom used zone that proved very effective. They held Madison to only 26 percent shooting from the 2-point range and 20 percent from 3-point range (3-15), which will win most basketball games. “It was probably our best defensive game of the year. We have not played much zone this year, but we went to a 1-2-2 zone and played pretty much the whole game in it, which worked out well. We shut their scoring down,” Coach Culbreth said. Game Stats Polk County 51, Madison 49 Polk: 9;10;19;13 – 51 Madison: 11;10;7;11 – 39 Polk: Kropp, 21; Overholt, 9; Flood, 7; Deaver, 4; Ruff, 4;

Freshman Hayley Kropp No. 10 once again led Polk with 21 points and six steals. Kara Overholt scored 9 points and Lyric Flood had 7 points and led in rebounds with eight. (photo by Fulton Hampton)

Phipps, 4 and Brown, 3. Records: Polk, 10-8, 4-4 WHC. Madison, 12-5, 5-3. Next game:

Mountain Heritage at home last night due to weather. See results in next Tuesday’s edition.

Madison too much for Wolverines in second half by Fulton Hampton

In an important conference contest, Polk played well in the first half against Madison going down by only 2 points at the half, but lost the effort in the third quarter. Madison outscored the Wolverines 26-9 in the third quarter and 44 -22 in the second half, resulting in a 72 -48 win for the Patriots. Coach Josh McEntire said he is still trying to figure out his team’s pattern of falling into a third-quarter slump. “The third quarter is just our worst quarter; I’ve tried several different things (to break that pattern). I tried coming in real quick saying what our adjustments are

quickly and coming (back) out quick,” McEntire said. “I’ve tried keeping them in longer, not talking to them for a few minutes. I’ve tried coming in and giving the long speech. I’ve tried several different things at halftime to get us going in the third quarter.” Coach McEntire said turnovers and foul trouble were the main reason Polk fell behind this time. Earlier in the season Polk had played Madison close, losing by only 4 points, 41-37. The team hoped a win against Madison this time would get them back on the winning track in conference. Polk improved their scoring by (Continued on page 32)

Jamal Tanner No.10 was once again leading scorer for the boys with 18 points. Jordan Smith had 11 points and six rebounds. (photo by Fulton Hampton)

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Landrum beats Powdersville by Doug Dickerson

The Patriots came out in the The varsity boy’s basketball third quarter and just couldn’t get team at Landrum High School the offense going. The Cardinal played the Powdersville Patriots defense held them to only 4 points. at home last Friday entertaining As a team the Cardinals shot 50 fans with an easy victory. percent from the field, had 40 The Cardinals won 75–28 rebounds and 17 steals. in a league match up. With this Daniel Bridges had a great victory, the Carnight, leading Sports dinals increased the Cardinals their record to with 23 points, 16 – 2 with six games left in the four steals and 12 rebounds. Lanregular season. drum’s Trevor Walker scored 14 The Cardinals are good at be- points. Truston Whiteside played ing ready to play from the start a great game with 10 points, of the game and this game was five assists’ three steals and 11 the same. The Cardinals held the rebounds. Patriots to only 5 points in the first The Cardinals’ home game eight minutes and 9 points in the against Carolina High School next eight minutes. At halftime the was moved from Friday, Jan. 25 teams went into the locker room to Thursday, Jan. 24. Results were with Landrum on top 36 – 14. not available as of press time.

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Ollis named to 2012 All-America Team Brevard College fullback Jordan Ollis has been selected to the 2012 Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-America Third Team. Ollis carried the ball 129 times for 558 yards and seven touchdowns for the Tornados in 2012. The sophomore also caught four passes for 30 yards. The Don Hansen Football Committee selected All-Super Region teams in December and early January, with the firstteam and second-team All-Super

Region players advancing to the national ballot. A total of 175 players earned some form of Don Hansen AllAmerica honors. Players from 83 of the 157 football-playing schools in Division II earned Don Hansen All-America accolades. National Champion Valdosta State and national semifinalist West Texas A&M led the way by placing eight players apiece on the All-America squad. – source:

• Polk boys basketball

Game stats Madison 72, Polk County 48 Polk County: 10;16;9;13 – 48 Madison: 19; 9;26;18 – 72 Polk – Tanner 18, Smith 10, Stockdale 9, Miller 5, Philpott 2, Yoder 2, Hines 1 and Chody 1 Records: Polk, 7-11, 3-5 WHC. Polk played Mountain Heritage at home last night. Look for results in Tuesday’s edition.

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11 points from the previous game but their defense allowed 31 more points. Polk was led in scoring by Jamal Tanner who had 18 points, six assists and five steals. Jordan Smith, meanwhile, had 11 points and six rebounds.

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Polk Scholars Golf Tournament a success The fourth annual ICC-Polk Scholars Golf Tournament was recently held on a beautiful day at Bright’s Creek Golf Club in Mill Spring. Eighteen teams of four golfers participated in a Captain’s Choice format. The Isothermal Community College-Polk County Campus Foundation sponsors the event. Tournament proceeds benefit Polk County residents in the New Century Scholars program and recipients of the Howard Olson Assistance Fund. The New Century Scholars program selects three seventh graders in Polk County each year and mentors them through high school graduation. Those who maintain good grades, participate in community service, and remain drug and alcohol-free receive two years of tuition-free education at Isothermal Community College. The Olson Fund provides financial assistance to Polk County residents for courses at ICC Polk Center. Major sponsors of the tournament were: Champions – Jeanne and Joe Mize, Masters – Rotary Club of Tryon and Eagle – G.M. Tennant. Golfers started the day with a buffet hot breakfast before the shotgun start. Isothermal volunteers delivered box lunches, beverages and snacks. After the tournament, winners were announced on the Grill Room patio with more than

Mize Nursery Too: William Deck, Aaron Jolly, Tommy Porter and Bill Luckadoo. (photo submitted)

Mimosa Carpet: Jack Campbell, Mark Campbell and Coy Cantrell. (photo submitted)

$2,000 in cash prizes awarded. Those closest to the Par 3 holes were Robert Carter, Wayne Rollins, Ken Shull and Ron Wingo. The lowest scoring teams were: Flight A: 1. Mize Nursery Too (William Deck, Aaron Jolly, Tommy Porter and Bill Luckadoo)

2. Bonnie Brae Veterinary Hospital (Steward Bonner, Iain Fitch, Randy Mitchell and Jay Stacey) 3. Hamrick Insurance (Bill Daves, Buddy Hamrick, Charlie Hamrick and Fred Hamrick) Flight B: 1. Mimosa Carpet (Jack Camp-

bell, Mark Campbell and Coy Cantrell) 2. Mize Nursery (Jim Barnett, Joe Mize, Robert Sproule and Robert Wellborn) 3. Rollins Cafeteria (Ken Linder, Wayne Rollins, Donnie Wood and Steve Wood) - article submitted

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Mills named to UNCC chancellors list

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Chelsey Mills of Mill Spring was names to the chancellors list at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for the fall semester of 2012. To receive this honor, a student must maintain a 3.8 grade point average or higher. Mills will graduate from UNCC this coming May. She is the daughter of Sam and Rhonda Mills. – article submitted

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Results for games played on Thursday, Jan. 17 Morning Restricted Pairs Section A North-South 1 Archie Hardy - Jack Williams 2 Ruthann Cox - Charlotte Lindsey 3 Mary Meyers - Patricia Komorous East-West 1 Michael Verbonic - David Hart 2 H Ingram Willis Jr - Don Tucker 3 Linda Hill - Lee Ellis Section B North-South 1 Ken Yeager - Jean Stratford 2 William Kelly - Peggy Henson 3 Lou Murch - Elizabeth Murray 4 / 5 R i c h a r d B e l t h o ff Rolland Rasmussen 4/5 Eilene Morgan - Pam Mattern East-West 1 Ronald Wingo - Charlie Stratford 2 Elaine Jenkins - Bruce Fritz 3 Lois Merrill - Rosemary Witty 4 Douglas Percy - Victoria Percy Afternoon Open Pairs North-South 1 Linda Sherer - Richard Long

2 Jack Williams - Daniel Dworkin 3 Charlotte Lindsey Yoshikazu Kinoshita 4 Charles Cannon - Curtis Ross East-West 1 Richard Caser - Karl Kachadoorian 2 Sally Jo Carter - Carole Stuenkel 3 Mel Rogers - Ruthann Cox 4 Andrea Kahn - Louise Little Results for games played on Friday, Jan. 18. Morning Restricted Pairs North-South 1 Pam Mattern - Mary Hill 2 Frances Parker - Sabra G. Kleinau East-West 1 Jean H. Case - unknown 2 Yoshikazu Kinoshita Millie Stein Afternoon Open Pairs North-South 1 Ken Yeager - Michael Verbonic 2 Linda Sherer - Sally Jo Carter 3 Charles Cannon - H Ingram Willis Jr East-West 1 Jim Jackson - Daniel Dworkin 2 Carole Stuenkel - John Memory 3 Don Tucker - Mickey Brandstadter - article submitted by Marily Williams

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Tryon Gallery Trot holiday ornament auction a success The Tryon Gallery Trot’s Annual Fundraising Ornament auction in early December raised $780. The ornaments were donated my many local artists. Trot had one donation all the way from Michigan. More than 65 ornaments adorned the rotating Christmas tree on display at Skyuka Fine Art in Tryon. A heated opening bidding war began on the evening of the TDDA sponsored Tryon Christmas Stroll. The auction ended one week later with a reception put on by TDDA board members. Three prizes have been awarded to the artists: “Most Creative” awarded to Michael McNamara of Detroit, Mich., for his graffiti-painted water tower; “Hottest Bidding Activity,” awarded to Douglas Chamberlain for her doggie driving car, and “Top Grossing Artist” was awarded to Kim Atwoll for the second year in a row for her 35 multiple ornament donations. Trot expresses gratitude to La Bouteille, Vines & Stuff and Tryon House for their prize donations, and

to all of the artists who participated and donated. The monies raised will help fund the advertising budget for the Tryon Gallery Trots this year, which will move to “Second Saturdays” starting in April. Keep up to date with Trots and the participants by visiting Facebook or by contacting Kim Nelson at - article submitted by Kim Nelson

Men’s monday afternoon bridge club On Monday, Jan. 21 the men of the men’s monday afternoon bridge club met in the home of Jack Saunders for its weekly contest of duplicate bridge games. The afternoon’s play ended with first place being claimed by the partnership of Bob Palmer and Mike Verbonic. The partner-

ship of Jack Saunders and Dick Belthoff finished in second place and Charlie Stratford and Mickey Brandstedter were the third place partnership. The club next meets in the home of Bob Palmer on Monday Jan. 28. - article submitted by Jack Saunders

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TES receives a visit from the vet

Tryon Elementary School (TES) fifth grade is studying body systems including the heart and circulatory system. Dr. Rich Metcalf DVM from Tryon Equine Hospital visited TES and brought with him a heart from a 17-year-old llama. Dr. Metcalf not only talked about the heart and circulation and good health but also veterinary medicine as a career. (photo submitted by Denise Corcoran)

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Pacolet Area Convservancy kicks off its spring hiking series Feb. 22 Join the Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) for six Friday hikes offered this spring, starting Feb. 22. PAC’s first hike will head to the SCDNR managed site, Ashmore Heritage Preserve, a 4-mile, moderate out and back on part of the new Mountain Bridge Passage Trail with a loop around Lake Wattacoo. On March 1, hikers will head to Florence Nature Preserve for a 5-mile, moderate lollipop hike on the CMLC protected property. On March 15, hikers venture to Pisgah National Forest for a 5-mile, moderate loop hike along Cove Creek and Caney Bottom Creek. The hike on March 29 is a 6-mile, moderate/strenuous loop hike to High Windy at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly. On April 12, the group will head to Table Rock State Park for a 6-mile out and back hike to Bald Rock Overlook. The final hike will take place on April 26 at DuPont State Forest, a 6-mile, easy/moderate loop hike to Bridal Veil Falls. PAC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) qualified conservation organization (land trust) that works with landowners to ensure the longterm protection of their land through voluntary conservation easements. Conservation (Continued on page 38)

Local trail in spring time. (photo submitted by Pam Torlina)

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Letter to the Editor

EMS volunteers strive to provide best care possible To the editor: I have been involved in emergency service in Polk County for 24 years. I have been an EMT for the last 20. There has recently been a lot of discussion over the county commissioners handling of the medical director issue. This issue indeed goes back eight to 10 years and I know that previous commissioners have been made aware of the

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issues. It has been until now that we have been able to have them address them. There was an article I believe last week that discussed the liability taken on by a medical director and the counties compensation for that liability. All that is true the medical director is liable for the actions good or bad of responders that operate under their license. I suppose it is only right that they receive compensation for the liability. But what about the chief’s of the six fire departments and the captain of the county rescue squad. These individuals along with their board of directors also face the same liability. They are responsible for

the actions of the responders from their respective departments. They receive no compensation at all. It’s part of the job. A lady wrote concerned about having non-trained people responding to calls for help. The North Carolina Office of the Fire Marshal requires 36 hours of training for fire fighters every year. In addition the North Carolina Office of EMS requires 24 hours of training in medical related subjects for all medically certified personnel every year. Highly trained people are responding to your calls for help. She also asked why the commissioners were not being more flexible with the training schedule to assist the

volunteers in getting the training. It’s not the commissioners that are not being flexible. There are many other variables with this issue that there is neither time nor space here to address. But I urge you all to ask responders from your community what their issues have been and how they feel about the change. I would like to thank the commissioners and the county manager for stepping in and addressing our concerns. Hopefully very soon we can put this all behind us and get back to what’s important and that’s providing the best care we can to our citizens and visitors. - Marty L. McGuinn, Mill Spring

scenic vistas, farmland, stream banks, etc.), and potentially obtain significant federal, state, and local tax benefits. PAC’s mission is to protect and conserve our area’s natural resources with a vision of a community living and growing in harmony with our natural heritage

and a goal to provide a legacy that will endure and be valued by generations to come. If you are interested in attending the PAC Hikes this spring and would like more information, please call the PAC office at 828859-5060 or e-mail landprotec- You can also find information on PAC’s website,, and on PAC’s Facebook page, www.facebook. com/pacoletarea.conservancy. - article submitted by Pam Torlina

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Nelson leads portrait workshop Feb. 15 -17 Open to all media

The Keglers are growing. New bowlers are joining almost every week, but they still have room for more. No experience necessary. This is a very low-key fun league for adults over 50 who want a little recreation. They bowl on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. at Autumn Lanes in Forest City. Here are the results of the bowling on Wednesday, Jan. 23. High games over average: Chuck Ott +28 = 143 Tom Ruegg +41 = 163

Paul Ritoch +31 = 134 Dave Ritchie +40 = 182 High series over average: Warner Zipf +39 = 436 Chuck Ott +39 = 366 Bret Diedrich +50 = 439 Jack Knirk +53 = 518 Anyone wishing to join the Carolina Keglers should contact Mike Davidson at 894-5823 or email kwk1970@windstream. net. Members are asked to please call Mike when they cannot bowl. – article submitted by Mike Davidson

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Tryon Elementary School nurse Emily Pereira visited all the fifth grade classes and taught the students about the heart, circulation and how to find and take their pulse. They also had instruction on how to take their blood pressure and the importance of a healthy lifestyle that maintains a healthy heart and body. (photo submitted by Denise Corcoran)

Rich Nelson will teach a three-day portrait painting workshop in Asheville, Feb. 15-17. The class will take place at Nelson’s new Asheville Studio from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day. Artists will work from life to grasp the fundamentals of portraiture and the figure. This workshop is open to all media, but oil will be emphasized. Class size is limited to 12. The cost of the workshop includes model fees. The artists will concentrate on painting the portrait from live models. There will be lectures and demos by Nelson, and group ‘critiques’ (mostly just putting the paintings along the wall and having each artist say ‘how it’s going’). You can email or call 828-859-0318 for more information. Nelson is an accomplished portrait and gallery artist who lives in Tryon. He earned his BFA from the College of Creative Studies in Detroit, Mich. in 1988. Rich taught anatomy, figure drawing and painting at CCS part-time after graduating. He has been working ever since as a portrait artist, gallery artist and instructor. You can view his work at or read about his recent awards and notable commissions at Most recently, his portrait of ‘Kurt’ was the winner of an honorable mention in the Portrait Society Of America’s 2013 Member’s Only Competition. For more information on this and other upcoming workshops at workshops. – article submitted by Kim Nelson

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