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93 home and family 75 On the Cover: The Incredible and Mysterious Morse Family 81 YV People: John Cooper, Continues Military Tradition 83 YV People: King Book Club 86 Made in the Yadkin Valley: Long Family Farm Soaps 88 Shelf Life: Out of the Ashes 96 A Gem in Wilkes County 100 Roaring Gap’s Stone Mountain 102 Tractor Cruise 103 Woodleaf Tomato Festival 104 Heritage Masonic Picnic 108 A Fraser’s Ridge Homecoming 109 A Forest Journey 111 The Game of Golf

Gardening 60 NC Champion Trees 68 Free to Wander... in Your Yard 72 Making an Herb Basket

Health & Wellness 84 caring hearts: SECU & Hospice 90 Time for Your Child’s Checkup 92 Milk, Milk or Milk? 94 Dental Tips

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20 Best YV Cooks: Fresh Peach Tart 21 Best YV Cooks: Pimento Cheese

BBQ Slaw Banana-Rama Muffins Blueberry Brie Blueberry Chicken Salad Blueberry Ginger Bread Blueberry Salsa Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie Best YVC Cook: Mom’s Pimento Cheese Dreamy Lemon Cheesecake Egg Pops Best YV Cook: Fresh Peach Tart Frozen Applesauce Cup Frozen Fruit Cups Frozen Oreo Dessert Fudge Sunday Pie Ice Cream Pie Pickled Blueberries Pink Arctic Fluff Potato Salad with Sweet Pickles Puppy Chow Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Cherries, Nuts & Turmeric Strawberry Shortcake Parfait Tomato Slaw

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Barbara and her camera hog dog, Abbey! After 40 years of marriage, I still fondly recall John and I and dating picnics. Stone Mountain was a favorite place to picnic, flanked by a bubbling stream. My picnic basket had fried chicken, deviled eggs, potato salad and chocolate frosted brownies for dessert. Carmen reminded me July is National Picnic Month—what better way to dine outdoors and enjoy all the sights and sounds of the season than with a basket of good to eat stuff and friends to share it with? There are no specific menus or rules to a fun picnic. Mainly do as little as possible at the picnic so you can enjoy your company! Whatever you plan, fix as much beforehand as you can. Be sure to pack a tarp for the ground or one of the big cement picnic tables state parks have—no one is there to Clorox wipe after the previous diners! Since babies, I still carry wipes and of course, how do we survive without paper towels? Nice cloth napkins add a lavish touch but paper towels are less work. Coolers and ice packs are a must for food safety. I pack gallon baggies with ice cubes so I have clean ice for those wonderful red plastic cups. Gallon Baggies come in handy for refrigerator dishes that cannot promise not to leak. Just like the Pioneer Woman, I have 10

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just a note from learned lidded pint jars work in miraculous ways to transport a host of things. Personally, I can sacrifice the great flavors of grilled food and carry everything ready to eat. With my history of picnicking, I always forget something. Usually it’s the necessary charcoal, fire starter or matches! Congratulations to Yadkin Valley Magazine contributor Judy Mitchell and her news: The Better Business Bureau of Northwest North Carolina has presented Mitchell’s Nursery & Greenhouse with a 2018 Torch Award for Ethics. The award is for local businesses demonstrating the highest levels of trust among their customers and community for outstanding efforts in promoting best practices and business ethics. "Despite the hot, sticky Yadkin Valley summer days, those months really are fun months. School is out. Folks seek relaxed outdoor gatherings with friends and family. Take all the good times of summer, roll them into one last major celebration, invite people from far and wide to join the fun and the Woodleaf Tomato Festival is the outcome,” says Dwain Phifer. Check on page 103. Seekers of coolness can check out the waters of the Kerr Scott Reservoir in Wilkes and Stone Mountain State Park

in Surry/Wilkes. There are low mountains and water in a variety of venues to revel in. Outdoor lovers include golfing and fishing in their plans, too. Our foodsandflavors feature won’t disappoint you. Enjoy summering with easy frozen recipes and favorite healthy blueberry dishes. Two Best Cooks share a tasty summer salad and a fresh peach tart. This issue’s featured cookbook will have readers/collectors marveling at a heritage potato salad with pickles. Happiness Starts with Good Health: Have you recently counted the variety of milk choices we have today? You will find Jessica’s milk article/chart very interesting. New mom, Lauren Urrea, now mother of three little girls, talks about the importance of childhood checkups. Mark Twain said decades ago the one thing we can’t do anything about is the weather. Our weather in 2018 has proved him oh, so correct, but... ...our favorite season is coming up in September and October with all its colors of the season, cool breezes, (we hope) and all its festivals. See you then!

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Easy Fresh Peach Tart from Dwaine Phifer 3/4 pound fresh peaches (Local are best), cut into about 10 slices/peach 2 Tablespoons Minute tapioca 2 Tablespoons Peach Schnapps 1 3/4 cups sugar, divided 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cut a circle from parchment paper slightly smaller than 9 inches. Place on bottom of springform pan. Butter and flour a 9-inch springform pan—parchment paper and sides— and place it on a baking sheet pan. Place peaches, tapioca, peach Schnapps, and 3/4 cup of the sugar in a mixing bowl and stir to combine. Allow to sit for 15 minutes. In a room-temperature bowl, cream the butter and remaining 1 cup of sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, nutmeg, salt and baking powder. Stir to mix ingredients. With the mixer on low, gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture until it forms small, dry crumbs. Add 1 tablespoon of cold water and continue to beat for about 30 seconds, until the mixture forms large, moist crumbs. If large moist crumbs are not forming, gradually add teaspoons of cold water to get the right consistency. A small amount of test crumbs should form a compact ball when pressed together. Set aside 3/4 cup of the crumb mixture and pour the rest into the springform pan. With floured hands, lightly pat the dough evenly in the bottom of the pan and 1 inch up the sides. Arrange the peach slices in circles on the crust, staring from the outside of the pan. Scrape bowl and pour liquid over peach slices. Sprinkle the remaining crumb mixture evenly on top. Bake on the second rack from bottom of oven for 1 hour until the fruit is bubbling and the crust is golden. Depending on an oven’s temperature consistency, watch tart closely and add or subtract minutes from the cooking time. Tart should have an even golden 113 West Maple St. crumb top, not white. Yadkinville 336-679-3300 Cool for 15 minutes, then remove the Monday-Saturday 9:30am - 7pm sides of the pan and serve warm or at locally owned & operated by Jessica & Nick Riffey room temperature.

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Stephen Guthrie grew up in Pennsylvania and fondly remembers his mother’s pimento cheese. Retired from the military, he and his wife, Song, moved to North Carolina to be near his son and his family. Stephen uses this recipe as an appetizer but since it’s easy to make, lasts for days it also makes some terrific sandwiches for picnics or lunch boxes.

Mom’s Pimento Cheese 2 sliced pimentos (4-ounces) 1 pound mild cheddar cheese, cubed 1 (8-ounce) block Monterey Jack cheese, cubed 12-ounces Bread and Butter chip pickles Mayonnaise to your preferred spreading texture Salt & pepper Cube the cheese and mix in a grinder with pimentos and pickles I use half of a 24-ounce jar of pickles.(If you like spiciness substitute Zesty Bread and Butter pickles from Vlasic) Mix lightly with a fork. Then add two tablespoons of pickle juice and enough mayonnaise to make it the way you like it to spread. Add salt and pepper to taste. NOTE: I enjoy adding 1 packet of Sweet n Low after mixing for a mellowing of flavor.


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foodsandflavors~™ cookbook collector with Caroline Donalson Eva’s Blue Ridge Mountains Country Kitchen, Original and Regionally Adapted Recipes Entwined with Appalachian Folklore, written and compiled by John L. Edwards, is the largest cookbook I have ever handled. We are talking about 285 pages dedicated to honor John’s mother Eva in addition to other family and friends who have shared recipes with readers. This has been an 8-year investment for John; “Great food, precious memories and wonderful times working with my Mom in her kitchen,” he says. John’s creation is an oversize book containing 200 recipes from his culinary history, mostly from his mother. Intermixed are a smattering of photos of family and foods with a series of directional photos. The recipes and cooking directions are intense—some recipes and directions taking over two pages. In life, Eva’s recipe book was a 5x8-inch brown store ledger from the 40s. A photo shows it was extensively used and loved. It was secured with two of her brown shoestrings. Chapter nine, the last chapter, has tips, a few secrets, some advice and “…a lot of bull,” writes John. Final notes from the author give you even a deeper sense of John, his mother and the time and culture she cooked in. To inquire about buying your copy, contact John at or John L. Edwards, 5192 Spicer Mountain Road, Sparta, NC 28675. John’s cell is 803-201-1455.

Potato Salad with Sweet Pickles from Eva’s recipe book. 6 cups potatoes, peeled, cubed, boiled (3 pounds) 1 Tablespoon salt in water to boil potatoes 4 large eggs, hard boiled 1 cup onion 1 cup sweet pickles chopped 1/2 cup finely chopped celery 2/3 cup real mayonnaise (Eva used Hellman’s or Kraft) 1/4 cup plus 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar 1/2 teaspoon celery salt 1 teaspoon parsley flakes 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon salt Paprika for garnish

Wash and peel potatoes. Slice lengthwise in three-quarter-inch widths. Make two side-by-side stacks with the potato. Again, slice lengthwise in 3/4-inch widths. Cut potato across the narrow side into 3/4-inch cubes. Wash potatoes in cold water and drain 3 times. Cover with cold water and 1 Tablespoon salt. Boil until fork tender (15 to 20 minutes). Drain, set aside to cool some. Finely chop hardboiled eggs. Dice onions, set aside. Dice pickles, set aside. Finely dice celery. In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, vinegar, celery salt, parsley, paprika, pepper and 1 teaspoon salt together; set aside. Toss and mix warm potatoes with diced items. Thoroughly incorporate with mayonnaise mixture. Garnish with paprika, cool to room temp cover and refrigerate. Better made a day in advance.

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Nothing seems more like summer than a frozen treat on a sunny, hot summer day. Growing up, hearing the distinctive music of the ice cream truck driving through my neighborhood, brought excitement to fans of all ages. At home, we would use our Tupperware popsicle set filled with Kool-Aid, grape or orange were my favorites, to cool off in the humid heat. I may have been more fortunate than most kids, my Dad LOVES ice cream so we always had a variety of flavors in the freezer. He also had the philosophy that no meal was complete without dessert and ice cream was a standard go to when it was too hot to bake. Sundaes, banana splits, milkshakes and floats, we enjoyed them all. Thank goodness, we always practiced portion control using small bowls or cups for our treats. It doesn’t take much but a little dish or small cone of ice cream still brings a smile to my face. I do enjoy frozen treats other than ice cream to cool off. My Aunt Rita’s recipe for Frozen Fruit is a delicious make CME4HAM ahead side dish or dessert. Since it is frozen in individual servings, Frozen Fruit is perfect if you are cooking for one or a crowd. The Frozen Apple Sauce and Fruit Cup recipe is from a past edition of Cooperative Extension’s Color Me Old Fashioned Healthy pre-school curriculum which encourages healthy eating for young children. Sugar Cured and bins full of The Pink Arctic Fluff recipe is another delicious Country Ham old-fashioned candies salad/dessert frozen in individual servings. This recipe came from a Mother-Daughter Banquet at Sparta United Methodist Church many years ago and has remained a favorite. Let your freezer help you out this summer. Try one of the 642 North Cherry Street • Winston-Salem • 336-724-5225 recipes for a make ahead, no bake ice cream dessert when Monday–Saturday 7am–5:30pm • Saturday 7am–2pm you need something sweet to share with family and Closed Wednesday friends. Stay cool and enjoy!

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Frozen Apple Sauce and Fruit Cup 1 cup apple sauce 1 (10-ounce) package frozen strawber. ries, thawed 1 (11-ounce) can mandarin orange segments, drained 1 cup grapes 2 Tablespoons orange juice concentrate In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Spoon fruit mixture into individual dishes or paper cups. Freeze until firm. Remove from freezer about 30 minutes before serving.

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Soften cream cheese. Blend with yogurt, cranberry sauce, pineapple and nuts. Fold in whipped topping. Place paper or foil muffin cups in muffin tins and fill with mixture. Freeze. When frozen, can remove cups from muffin tin and put into a freezer bag for easier storage until ready to use. Remove from freezer a few minutes before serving.

Mix sugar and water in a small sauce pan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; let cool slightly. Stir together remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Add sugar/water syrup; mix well. Pour into cups, cover and freeze. Remove from freezer 20 to 30 minutes before serving. (Note: I use 9-ounce clear plastic disposable cups. Works well to set the cups on a sheet or tray to freeze.)

Fudge Sundae Pie ¼ cup plus 3 Tablespoons corn syrup, divided 2 Tablespoons brown sugar 3 Tablespoons margarine 2 ½ cups rice cereal ¼ cup peanut butter ¼ cup fudge sauce 1-quart vanilla ice cream Combine ¼ cup corn syrup, brown sugar and margarine in sauce pan. Cook over low heat until boiling. Remove from heat and stir in rice cereal. Press into a pie plate to form crust. Stir together peanut butter, fudge sauce and 3 Tablespoons corn syrup. Spread half over crust. Freeze until firm. Allow ice cream to soften. Spoon into frozen crust. Freeze until firm. Allow pie to stand at room temperature for 10 minutes before cutting. Warm remaining fudge sauce and drizzle over the top. 28

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Low Prices, Great Selection and the kind of personal service that only comes from being a local, family owned store. Hwy 89 between I-77 and I-74 • 113 Scenic Outlet Lane, Mount Airy (336) 352-4500 • Monday–Saturday 9-5

Since 1980

Our beautiful handcrafted solid wood furniture is Surry County made, exclusively for us. See our tables, curios, jelly cabinets in person, so you can appreciate the beauty, feel the quality and touch the rich finishes. Not made today, to be throw away tomorrow, but to become a treasures heirloom.

...and when you visit, discover a shop filled with unique gifts and accessories ready to become treasures in your home.

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Highway 89 between I-74 and I-77

Mount Airy, NC • 336-352-4098 Monday–Saturday 9-5

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Ice Cream Pie 1 graham cracker crust, regular or chocolate Vanilla ice cream Whipped topping Frozen berries: Strawberries, raspberries or blueberries Or variation: Instead of the berries 1 Tablespoon butter 2 Tablespoon sugar 1/3 cup crush rice cereal 2½ Tablespoons nuts 2½ Tablespoons coconut

Frozen Oreo Dessert 18 Oreo cookies 1/3 cup melted margarine 1-quart vanilla ice cream 1 ½ squares unsweetened chocolate 1 Tablespoon margarine

½ cup sugar 2/3 cup evaporated milk ½ teaspoon vanilla Whipped topping Chocolate shavings or nuts, optional

Crush cookies in a blender or food processor. Add the 1/3 cup melted margarine and mix well. Press into a pie plate and freeze. When crust is frozen, allow ice cream to soften, spread in crust and refreeze. Melt chocolate and margarine; stir in sugar and milk. Cook until thickens. Chill. Add vanilla and spread chocolate mixture over ice cream. Freeze. Spread whip topping over chocolate layer and garnish with chopped nuts or chocolate shavings if desired. Freeze. Remove from freezer about 10 minutes before serving.

Soften ice cream, spread in crust and freeze. Before serving, spread with whipped topping and garnish with frozen berries. Or for variation instead of berries, melt butter and add sugar, heating slowly until sugar is dissolved. Stir in cereal, nuts and coconut; mix until blended. Remove from heat and cool. Put mixture on top of pie. Remove pie from freezer 10 minutes before serving.

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dessert tray...from Jan Kelly Dreamy Lemon Cheesecake This cake is dense and the crust is very sweet, so a little bit goes a long way. To cut the sweetness, substitute graham crackers for the crushed lemon-filled sandwich cookies. 2 1/2 cups crushed cream-filled lemon sandwich cookies (about 25 cookies) 2 1/2 Tablespoons salted butter, melted 5 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 Tablespoons flour 4 large eggs 2 large egg yolks 1 Tablespoon lemon zest, plus 5 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 2 lemons) 2 Tablespoons heavy cream

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Preheat oven to 350°F. Wrap outside of a lightly greased 9-inch shiny springform pan in a double layer of heavy-duty foil. Stir together crushed cookies and melted butter in a bowl and press into prepared pan. Bake until lightly browned, 7 to 8 minutes. Cool on a wire rack until ready to use. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F. Beat cream cheese with a heavy-duty mixer on medium speed until creamy, about 5 minutes. Gradually add sugar and flour, beating until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, and then add egg yolks one at a time, beating just until yellow disappears. Stir in lemon zest, lemon juice and heavy cream. Pour cream cheese mixture over pre-baked crust. Place springform pan in a roasting pan. Add boiling water to reach halfway up sides of pan. Bake at 325°F until center is almost set, but still slightly wobbly, about 1 hour and 10 to 20 minutes. Turn oven off and crack the door open. Let the cake sit in oven for an additional hour. Remove cheesecake carefully from pan and water bath; place on a wire rack. Cool completely, about 2 hours. Cover with plastic wrap or foil, making sure it doesn’t touch top of cake. Chill 8 to 24 hours. Gently run a knife around outer edge of the cheesecake to loosen it from the pan. Remove sides of springform pan. Yield: 12 servings.

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Mountain Valley Living Center, a small assisted living, serving a maximum of 26 residents with a quite homelike atmosphere, in the outskirts of King, NC. When you have to make a decision for assisted care, come see Mountain Valley and their beautiful views from the front porch. Choose a private room or room with a friend.

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What’s in Store: Fabric & Notions Sewing & Quilting Classes • Alterations Quilting & Embroidery Services Quilts For Sale Custom Painted– Barn Quilts & Bird Houses

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caterer at the venue. Hal’s offers their full menu featuring, but not limited to, Pit Smoked Pork BBQ and Smoked Chicken served with homemade western and eastern BBQ sauces. The menu also includes a variety of sides, soups and stews, and desserts that are homemade from family recipes that have been passed down and tested over time.

This quaint venue includes a homey dining space decorated in antiques. Nestled in beautiful Yadkin Valley pastureland, we’re a great place to have an event or to hold a meeting.

Located a short distance from US 421

2310 Ray T. Moore Road, Yadkinville

Call Andrew at 336.978.9678 to discuss all the options we offer.

Black Cow offers several options for your special event. You and your group of up to 45, can rent the event center and enjoy a delicious, scratch-made meal provided by Hal’s Holy Smokin’ BBQ, preferred

If your group needs a meeting space, but would like to provide your own food, you may choose to rent the dining area only. Your group can hold a meeting or simply relax and enjoy the dining space while eating the food or refreshments you provide. Entertainment for your group is also an option! A bluegrass or folk music band can be booked for your group to enjoy as part of your event at Black Cow.

We look forward to making your event one to remember!

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Marilyn C. Wells

Retired Family and Consumer Agent N.C. Cooperative Extension, Yadkin & Davie county centers

Blueberries... Beautiful, Bountiful & Beneficial WRITER PHOTO

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It is the season for those juicy, luscious berries that most all of us love to eat! We can hardly wait to get to pick and eat them right from the tree. Surely you know that blueberries are loaded with antioxidants with Vitamin C and E, but they also have a hearty amount of manganese and fiber. Blueberries have recently been linked to many health benefits. They are also one of the easiest fruits to preserve because you pick, sort out damaged berries and put them in freezer bags or boxes. Only wash the berries when you remove them for eating. Fresh or frozen, blueberries are a great choice for a healthy diet.

Blueberry Gingerbread To make gingerbread a healthier dessert, try adding blueberries. 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 cup white sugar 3 Tablespoons molasses 1 egg 2 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground


nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries 1 cup buttermilk 2 Tablespoons sugar

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Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour an 11x7-inch baking dish. In a large bowl, mix together oil, 1 cup sugar and molasses until well blended. Beat in the egg. In another bowl, stir together flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, baking soda and salt. Take 2 Tablespoons of flour mixture and toss with the blueberries. Stir the remaining dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, alternately with the buttermilk. Mix after each addition. Carefully fold in blueberries; pour batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining 2 Tablespoons white sugar over the batter. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

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Blueberry Brie

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This is a simple, elegant appetizer to serve with French baguette slices at your next party.

Over 600 Blueberry Bushes!

1 (2-pound) wheel Brie cheese 1 (16-ounce) can blueberry pie filling

Summercrisp Lettuce - from our greenhouse

Preheat oven to 350°F. Place Brie cheese in a baking dish; pour the blueberry filling over the top. Bake until hot, about 10 to 15 minutes. You may also warm in the microwave for 2 to 3 minutes.

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Blueberry Salsa If you like blueberries and spice, try this salsa recipe to use with tortilla chips or on meats.

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Combine chopped and whole blueberries, jalapeno pepper, onion, red pepper, lime juice and salt in a bowl. Refrigerate 1 hour to avoid flavors blending before serving.

Join our Best Cooks by sharing one of your favorite recipes. It can be an original, an old family favorite or a dish you’ve tweaked to make your own: sides, entrées, salads, appetizers, breads Send your recipe to:

Chocolate Covered Blueberry Smoothie Here’s a refreshing smoothie recipe for a hot summer day. This recipe reminds me of the Chocolate Covered Blueberries that is a favorite gift of my family during Christmastime.

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Pickled Blueberries For unique gifts, consider pickling blueberries in small jelly jars. It’s a good topping for cream cheese appetizers or as a compliment to meats. 3 cinnamon sticks 1 teaspoon whole cloves 1 teaspoon whole allspice berries 1 1/2 cups red wine vinegar 2 quarts fresh blueberries, washed and picked over 1 cup white sugar 1 cup brown sugar Place the spice in the center of an 8-inch square of cheesecloth; gather the edges with a piece of twine. Put the spice bag into a large saucepan; cover with the vinegar. Over medium heat, bring vinegar to a simmer; cook for 5 minutes. Gently place blueberries into the vinegar; cook for 5 minutes more. Do not stir berries but gently shake the pan occasionally. Remove from the heat; let mixture stand at room temperature for 8 hours. Wash and sterilize canning jars. Pour berries and liquid into a colander set over a bowl, reserving the liquid. Remove the spice bag and ladle berries into the jars. Return the liquid to the saucepan; stir in sugars. Bring mixture to a boil; cook for 4 minutes or until thickened. Ladle hot syrup over berries, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Wipe away any food residue and top with canning lids and rings. Place jars into a large stockpot; fill with enough water to cover jars 1-inch above top of the jars. Bring the water to a boil, cover the pot and process for 15 minutes.

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Blueberry Chicken Salad 2 cups fresh blueberries 2 cups cubed, cooked chicken breast 3/4 cup chopped celery 1/2 cup diced sweet red pepper 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onion 1 (6-ounce) container, lemon, lime or orange yogurt 3 Tablespoons mayonnaise 1/2 teaspoon salt Lettuce leaves Set aside a few blueberries for garnish. In a large bowl, gently combine the chicken, celery, red pepper, onions and remaining blueberries. Combine the yogurt, mayonnaise and salt. Drizzle over chicken mixture and gently toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Serve on lettuce and top with reserved blueberries. ya d ki n va l l e y magazi n

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Our location, close by to multiple vineyards, makes Frog Holler Cabins a perfect respite during your Yadkin Valley visit.

Wine Glassware: It Does Matter. WRITER & PHOTO

Ask about our In-Cabin Massage Therapy Our one-bedroom cabins are spacious with spectacular views of Big Elkin Creek. Cabins are equipped with all linens, WiFi, satellite TV, complete kitchens, gas fireplaces, air conditioning, and hot tubs on the back deck overlooking Big Elkin Creek. Stocked Fishing Pond Walking Trails • Peace & Quiet Just 15 minutes to Stone Mt State Park, Minutes to Elkin & Wilkesboro Over 30 Wineries within 30 minutes

Ask about our exciting NEW Frog Holler Wine Tours! Group discount rates available!

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As we explain on our Yadkin Valley Wine Tours during Tasting Etiquette, the shape and type of glassware does matter and changes the tasting profiles of all wines. Not all wine glassware is made alike and because of this the same wine drank from different styles and types of wine glasses will yield a variety of different tastes. Lets explore what makes them different and how to improve your knowledge of wine glassware. Crystal Versus Glass: It has been well documented the benefits of using specifically lead crystal wine glassware vs regular glass. Wine that is swirled and tasted from a crystal glass yields a smoother taste to the wine because of how thin the crystal is spun. These thinner glasses allow the glassware to be formed without the “speed hump” on the rim of the glass, which is a non desired effect when tasting wine. When wine tasting with regular glass the wine literally jumps into your mouth over the speed hump missing many tasting receptors that it would normally hit in a crystal glass. Shape: Wine tasters should opt for ‘Tulip shaped “ glassware when tasting several wines. Fluted glassware may be more ornate but does a poor job of keeping the wine in the glass when swirling it. Red wines need a larger “fish bowl shape” to expose the wine to more space to allow it to breathe better and open up before tasting. Narrower shaped glassware is fine for white wines especially Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc type wines. Riedel makes a “Bordeaux” style glass that I find perfect for all types of wine and is my preferred glass for wine tasting both at home and in the wineries.

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Come join us as we tour Yadkin Valley Wineries July 21 Island Sangria Wine Tour

John & Carrie Byrd Stem or No Stem: Preference is for stemmed when tasting wine so there is not a transfer of heat from your hands to the wine. Stemmed glassware is also easier to use when swirling your wine in your glass. If you’re just drinking at a picnic or around the house then pull out something you like to use. If you’re clumsy and break a lot of glassware then plastic may be better! Specific Glassware: For many years, research has been conducted by the major wine glassware manufacturers as to specific glassware for specific style and varietal wines. In the past I have not been an advocate of purchasing specific wine glasses for specific wine tasted but after a recent Riedel tasting event held at Medaloni Cellars I have to say I am a believer of the technology. There were incredible differences. These type of glasses would not be cost effective for most wine tasters but for an enhanced wine tasting experience they offer the “wine snobs” a better avenue to taste their wine. Wine glassware comes in all shapes and sizes with different materials used to make them. Go and find the type of glass you prefer and don’t worry about what others think. However, I do challenge the readership to do a sample tasting of the same wine in different types of glassware and see the remarkable differences in how the wine tastes. Make a party of the experience and invite friends over. ya d ki n va l l e y magazi n

We started doing this tour years ago to celebrate the Summertime and it continues to be the most popular tour we offer. What could go wrong with 10 gallons of Sangria on the bus and three winery stops. We load the bus to Toby Keith's Red Solo Cup as we pass them out and fill ‘em up. This year’s tour takes us to then Southern Valley wineries: Weathervane, Junius Lindsay, and Old Home Place vineyards. This is not your typical tour so fasten your wine belts and be ready to spend the night after the tour. We will be making special arrangements for lunch depending on the group size. Weather Vane Junius Lindsay Old Home Place

Open Daily Noon-6pm for Tours and Tastings

Saturday Shindigs Outdoor Concerts

August 11 Summer’s End Wine Tour As summer comes to a close and the grapes begin to ripen, get ready because Harvest time is around the corner. We start the tour by going by the Shiloh General Store to have the lunch ordered then go straight to Dobbins Creek for a Tasting. Next stop is the newest Swan Creek vineyard Midnight Magdalena for yet another tasting with a final stop at Piccione for a vineyard tour and tasting. Dobbins Creek Midnight Magdalena Piccione To book your tour or learn more: John or Carrie Byrd Yadkin Valley Wine Tours 336-408-3394

July 14 The Plaids August 11 The Castaways September 15 The Catalinas shows at 5:30 & 8:30pm $20 at the gate

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Laura Mathis

Turmeric WRITER

Turmeric—an herbaceous perennial flowering herb of the ginger family, is native to the Southeast Asia area and loves warm damp climates. Plants are gathered annually for their rhizomes, which look similar to ginger. The rhizomes are boiled in water for about 30 to 45 minutes and then dried in hot ovens. Then they are ground into a deep-orange-yellow powder commonly used as a food coloring and flavoring in many Asian cuisines as well as for dyeing. Turmeric powder has a warm, bitter flavor and is frequently used to flavor or color curry powders, mustards, butters and cheeses. Turmeric has been used in India and throughout Asia for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. As with many of the herbal remedies that have been used and passed down for generations, scientists are now taking note and giving these herbs a proper testing. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. However, the curcumin content of turmeric is not that high, only around 3%. Most of the studies on this herb are using turmeric extracts that contain mostly curcumin itself. It would be very difficult to reach these levels just using the turmeric spice in your foods. Therefore, if you want to experience the full effects, then you need to take an extract that contains significant amounts of curcumin.

(Curcuma longa)

Laura Mathis

Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Dried Cherries & Nuts 2 pounds small sweet potatoes, peeled if desired 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1 tablespoon honey ½ teaspoon ground turmeric Salt & pepper to taste 2 tablespoons dried cherries 2 tablespoons chopped pecans or walnuts Preheat oven to 425°F. Cut sweet potatoes into wedges. Drizzle the olive oil and toss to coat; pour into a shallow roasting pan. Roast sweet potato mixture in preheated oven, turning frequently, until the vegetables are soft and golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes. Mix the remaining ingredients in a bowl and drizzle over the warm potatoes. Toss to coat. Enjoy warm or cold.

A recent Placebo-Controlled Study on Relieving Joint Discomfort in Human Subjects with Osteoarthritis of Knee was performed, using a composition prepared from extracts of Terminalia chebula fruit, Curcuma longa rhizome, and Boswellia serrata gum resin. At the end of the trial period, it conferred significant pain relief, improved physical function, and quality of life in patients in as early as 14 days. Because curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream, it helps to consume black pepper with it, which contains piperine, a natural substance that enhances the absorption of curcumin. Fresh ground peppercorns are the best and if you don’t eat much pepper, I’ve read where some people simply swallow a small peppercorn whole along with their meal. Speaking of meals, turmeric adds wonderful flavor to the table. Add to eggs, vegetable dishes, smoothies and even desserts! Turmeric, like ginger, comes in a compact little root that’s simple to cook with if you can find the fresh root. Gourmet grocery chains like Whole Foods carry whole yellow turmeric root. To store the fresh root, layer an air-tight container with clean dry paper towels. Keep refrigerated, changing the paper towels as they become damp, to keep the roots from molding. Can’t find fresh turmeric? Dried turmeric works just as well in recipes. As with all dried herbs and spices, store them in a dry dark cabinet. If you’re not a huge fan of its taste, the great news is that turmeric pairs well with almost any other spice like cinnamon, black pepper, nutmeg and ginger. Laura Mathis is proprietor of Herbal Accents/Mrs. Laura’s Rolls “Accent Your Life with Herbs” Offering Private Garden Luncheons, Gifts & Tea Time Accessories, Artisan-Style Baked Goods in a beautiful historic garden setting. Call: 336-998-1315 for additional information or view


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1 box of Duncan Hines white cake mix 1 small container of fresh strawberries 1 large tub of Cool Whip Whatever containers you want them to go in, I used small mason jars! Prepare cake mix according to box instructions, add 1/2 cup chopped strawberries to batter and bake. Form an assembly line with ingredients: Dollop of whipped cream, a chunk of cooled cake,


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Scrambling for ideas to combat your kids’ summertime boredom? Teach them to cook...see page 54 for kitchen basics for kids. Start with something simple like nature’s fast food. When you choose eggs, you don’t have to sacrifice good nutrition for speed. You know eggs provide high-quality protein. But did you know they have zero carbs and no transfats? And they’re an excellent source of choline, essential in memory and brain development. If you start now, by the time school reopens, you’ll have reliable kitchen helpers on board, and they’ll eggsperience a big boost to their self-esteem. This summer, think eggs. What are Egg Pops, you ask? Egg Pops, hard-boiled eggs served on a stick, provide a portable snack option. Top them off with your favorite dips and sauces to customize each bite. 3 carrots, peeled and halved length-

wise 1 stalk celery 6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled 1/2 cup of desired prepared dips (such as guacamole, hummus, tzatziki sauce or ranch dressing) For additional seasonings, try Mrs. Dash or Lemon Pepper Cut carrots in half lengthwise; cut into 4-inch lengths. Cut celery stalk in half lengthwise; trim into 4-inch lengths. Insert celery or carrot stick into wide end of each egg. Dip into desired choice of dips. Garnish with a sprinkle of paprika and black pepper if desired. Serve with assorted crudités, such as red pepper sticks, steamed broccoli florets, steamed asparagus or cherry tomatoes. Use thin pretzel OR crisp bread sticks OR plastic drinking straws in place of vegetable sticks. Serves six.

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Banana-Rama Muffins 1 (14-ounce) package banana quick bread and muffin mix 1 1/2 cups quick oats 3/4 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese 8 strips fully-cooked bacon, chopped

1 cup chopped hard-boiled eggs, about 3, or leftover scrambled eggs, chopped, (optional) 1 cup 2% milk or low-fat milk 4 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup oil Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 400ยบF. Evenly coat 12 muffin cups (2 1/2 x 1 1/4-inch) with spray. In large bowl, stir together muffin mix, oats, cheese, bacon and hard-boiled eggs, if desired, until well mixed. In medium bowl, beat together milk, uncooked eggs, and oil until well mixed. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Mix just until blended. Do not overmix. Spoon heaping 1/3 cup of mixture into each muffin cup. Cups will be very full. Wipe away any drips or spills. Bake until lightly browned, set, and puffed in center, about 20 minutes. Remove muffins from oven with oven mitt. Place on a cooling rack for 5 minutes. Carefully remove muffins from pan and cool on rack.

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Before you start: Cook with adults or have their permission to cook. Read through the directions, and assemble all the ingredients. Wash your hands with soap and warm water. Wash your hands again each time you work with raw meat, poultry, seafood, or eggs. Egg Safety: Throw away eggs that are not clean and unbroken. Don’t wash eggshells—they’re already washed and sanitized. Store eggs in the refrigerator in their original carton on an inside shelf. Keep eggs separate from other items, especially if those items have strong odors. If an adult says it’s OK to use a knife or vegetable peeler, use a cutting board and always cut away from yourself. Make sure your cutting board and knife are clean each time you cut a different food. Cook eggs until there’s no liquid egg remaining—or until the egg mixture reaches 160°F.. Don’t leave any perishable foods—including eggs—at room temperature for more than 2 hours. If it’s 85°F or more, don’t leave eggs out for longer than 30 minutes to one hour. Kitchen Safety: Don’t let pot handles hang over the edge of the stove top— they might get knocked over. Don’t touch a pan or baking dish unless you know for sure it’s cool. Never lift a hot pan, skillet or baking dish by yourself unless a parent gives you permission. Dishes coming out of the microwave can be hot just like those coming from the oven. Always have an oven mitt handy. Watch your sleeves—especially when cooking on a gas stove—so they don’t catch fire. Be sure to turn off the oven and all burners when you’re finished cooking. Clean-Up: Soak dirty dishes in soapy water when you finish with them to make clean up so much faster and easier. Refrigerate leftovers. Be sure to clean the countertops, put everything away. That way, the adults will be happy to let you cook again! yad kin valley ma gaz

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GRILLING FOOD SAFELY Summer is the perfect time to grill outdoors and reconnect with nature. To guarantee an enjoyable Cookout for everyone, remember the Four Rules of Food Safety:

Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill! Follow these suggestions to prevent any danger of food borne illness: Wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds before and after handling food. Always marinate foods in the refrigerator, not on the counter or outdoors. Don’t use sauce that was used to marinate raw meat or poultry on cooked food unless you boil the used marinade first. The safest solution is to serve a portion of unused marinade to use as a sauce. Preheat the coals on your grill for 20 to 30 minutes or until the coals are lightly coated with ash. If you pre-cook food in the microwave or oven to reduce the cooking time, dod so right before putting it on the grill. Use a meat thermometer to be sure food is cooked to a safe internal temperature. Place the meat thermometer in the thickest part of the meat without touching bone, fat or gristle. Cook ground beef and ground port to 160°F. Cook poultry to 165°F. Cook beef, veal and lamb steaks and roasts to 145°F. Cook fish with fins to 145°F or until the flesh is opaque. Cook clams, oysters and mussels until the shells open up. Never put cooked food on a plate that held raw meat, poultry, seafood or eggs. Move grilled food to the side of the grill rack where it is cooler to prevent overcooking and to keep it warm. Refrigerate all cooked meats, fresh cut fruits/vegetables within an hour when the temperature is above 90°F. Refrigerate within 2 hours if the temperature is below 90°F.


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BBQ Slaw 1/2 head cabbage 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon white vinegar Ketchup to taste, to reach preferred color Shred cabbage. Add sugar, salt and pepper. Stir well. Add enough ketchup to give desired color.

Tomato Slaw

2 1/2 pounds cabbage, shredded 2 large green peppers, chopped 1 pint sweet pickle cubes 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup white vinegar 1 quart stewed tomatoes, drained 1 small jar pimento, chopped 1 1/4 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon black pepper

Red Summer Slaws

A large slaw recipe perfect for a church gathering, office party or family gathering. Mix together well. Refrigerate.

Tomatoes are everywhere this time of year and folks are eager to give away their abundant crop. Red slaws add a nice slug of color to a summer feast with or without the traditional sandwich they decorate...give it a try!

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The first in a series of Cookbooks sharing great foods from our magazine’s recipe collection, including many favorites from more than 18 years of desserts that have appeared in the pages of “Yadkin Valley Magazine.” 126 black and white pages filled with a simple to make, delicious pound cake for every week of the year, from scratch, mixes and with a wide choice of toppings.

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Clean, crisp and clear design Spiral bound lays flat for easy reference when using

available at these locations: Dero’s, Clemmons Shiloh General Store, Hamptonville Talley’s Flower Shop, King Dalton’s Crossing, King Mill Creek General Store, Mount Airy Mayberry Market & Souvenirs, Mount Airy Whisper & Wings, Yadkinville Something Special, North Wilkesboro Wilkes Country Corner, North Wilkesboro

52 Pounds is filled with favorites like this:

Cream Cheese Pound Cake 2 cups butter, softened 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 3 cups granulated sugar

6 whole eggs 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon butter flavoring

Combine butter and cream cheese. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add 1 cup of flour at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in vanilla. Pour batter into buttered/floured tube pan. Bake at 325°F for 1 1/2 hours or until cake tests done.

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1 box Krispix Cereal or any Chex cereal 1 stick butter, melted 1 (6-ounce) bag chocolate chips, melted 1 cup creamy peanut butter, melted Powdered sugar Place cereal in a large bowl. Melt butter, chocolate chips and peanut butter in a saucepan. Stir constantly until melted. Pour mixture over cereal. Stir gently until all is coated. Let mixture cool. After cooled, put mixture into a plastic gallon baggie with powdered sugar. Shake gently until all is coated. Store in an airtight container. Note: If you haven’t fixed a recipe like this, I suggest you split the sugar in half and shake two portions of Chex...cereal will absorb most of the sugar making it easier to spoon into Baggies or jar.

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Do you have a State Champion Tree on your property? WRITER & PHOTO

John Kessler NC Forest Service

If so, you can nominate it to become a certified North Carolina Champion Tree through the NC Forest Service. While every tree is special in some way, some have garnered attention by virtue of their great size, their age or their historical significance. If only these trees could talk! Since the 1970s The North Carolina Champion Big Tree Program has recognized and celebrated the state's largest trees. Recently, we have been focusing our efforts on aligning the State Program with the National Program. The word “Yadkin” may have derived from the Siouan Indian linguistic family that means “Big Trees” or “Place of Big Trees.” To nominate a possible state champion tree, contact your local county ranger or check our website at Once on the website you can find our contact information as well as the champion trees site. For the champion trees go to programs and services > urban and community forestry > champion big trees. There you can view all eligible species by tree or county and the nomination form. You will need specific tree measurements like circumference, height and crown spread. The NC Forest Service has the tools for this so contact us if needed. These champions come and go due to varying factors, so just because your tree doesn’t make champion status today doesn’t mean it won’t tomorrow. Locally we have several state champions. Listed below are some counties in this coverage area and their state champion trees. • Surry Co. – Hornbeam and Serviceberry • Yadkin Co. – Black Walnut & Pignut Hickory • Wilkes Co. – Honey Locust • Stokes Co. – Chestnut Oak, Shortleaf Pine, and Table Mountain Pine • Forsyth Co. – Gingko, Sycamore Maple and White Ash • Davidson Co. – Japanese Cherry, Shagbark Hickory and Umbrella Pine • Davie Co. – N/A 60

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Exploring your yard can be just as fun as visiting other places, if you allow your imagination to take hold. When I was a little girl, summer was defined by sensations and certain activities: the smell of fresh asphalt (always seemed like June was the time to resurface) and cut grass, licking droplets of heavenly honeysuckle juice, eating sidewalk crack pickleweed, drinking from a hose, eating mulberries and chopping cracks in the trees to taste the sap, lawnmower races, water balloon fights, and tomato wars! Hmm we did always seem to be starving so we tasted everything. When it rained we jumped in puddles, made leaf boats race in storm gutters and looked for snails. Not much has changed for my son and his friends. We have grassed swales in my neighborhood and it happens that rain flows through one side of my circle drive and out the other. The kids and I made a small trench to take the hose water from on the driveway and then added leaf boats. They don’t know it but they’re also learning a little about erosion and engineering. Of course many times this has turned into mud play and we often see ‘Mud Man’. My son has always loved to have mud in his hair and well cover himself from head to toe. He once did this and named himself ‘Mud Man’ while laughing and running around smearing mud all over the glass door. Usually he gets a good hose wash outside before an hour long bath. Sometimes you need to get down to their level. Kids see things so differently and small stuff can really catch their eyes. Weeds that have flowers are often more special because the flower is so small. That’s the thing, kids don’t see weeds. They see beauty in so many things. Every kid should get the chance to blow dandelion seeds and make wishes. The way they float is so magical. Try lying down on your tummy and looking at things. Tree holes look like gnome homes. You can see tiny creatures like ladybugs, ants and maybe weevils, which look like little aardvarks to me. Go on a critter hunt and turn over small logs. You might find slugs, frogs and yad kin valley ma gaz

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Mud Man! lizards. Wear some gloves if that makes you feel more comfortable but know that most of the time critters are not out to get you. I’ve found some worm snakes under mulch but I have yet to find that pesky vole that puts all the holes in my garden. I won’t apologize for the times when my yard can get a little grown up in places. Once I had some bird seed that I


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let grow from messy birds. It turned out to be sorghum which has a really neat look. It was great for attracting those tiny birds that came to perch all over it to eat. I usually put a fence up around garden spaces to keep little feet from smashing all the plants. The funniest thing was watching pigeons try over and over to walk through the hog wire fencing and not being able to fit. They could’ve just flown up and over to get to the seeds but just couldn’t figure it out. Since we’re always out in the yard doing something, I prefer to pull weeds rather than spray. Many times over the years with a busy life, I’ve had some grasses get a little tall in the yard. As I’ve pulled I’ve often felt the prying eyes of a large child trying to be a tiger. Then the real play begins and we end up wrestling and laughing. Every summer I get a veggie garden going. I like to grow sweet potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, beans, giant sunflowers, and pumpkins. I let flowers come up in the middle of some of this and try to attract the natural predator bugs to come in to get the

damaging bugs. We get some really crazy orb weavers and trap door spiders that my son is terrified and fascinated by but it is fun to watch these capture critters. We often try to capture butterflies and my son got pretty good at capture and release. We often find praying mantis cases and hope we don’t miss hatching day as they are some of the cutest little perfect replicas of their mommas. My son and I have a standing agreement when it comes to any rotten or unwanted veggies…he gets them. Sometimes you just have to let them smash stuff! He says it isn’t quite summer until you get a good whiff of rotten, smashed tomato. So he uses all manner of hammers, shoes, bike tires and big wheels to smash. Then we sweep it up and put it in our heave it and leave it compost pile. We’ve made all kinds of clubhouses over the years. Big boxes are awesome. We’ve used bamboo and duct tape to make a teepee. I found a slide on Craig’s list for free that started us making a treehouse so it could be used. We let the kids decorate with spray paint. Who cares what it looks like when they have story continues on page 125

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People who are larger than life. I got to meet one of those people twice. Once around 1975 as a young man in my early 20s, who ventured upstairs in the old Davis Bros. Store building to see if Dr. Rosebud Morse Garriott would talk to me about her hotel/family home building across the street from her office. Rosebud was gracious, but had a patient in her dental chair, agreed to answer questions, and asked me to come back. One of my greatest regrets in life, time hurried away and I never returned. I still remember the feeling of loss when hearing that Rosebud had slipped away one evening in 1980. All those personal memories, all those lifetime experiences all those questions unanswered. At a time when most women were homemakers, Rosebud was the fourth woman to graduate from Atlanta Southern Dental College (now part of Emory University in Atlanta) to become one of the first female dentists in North Carolina. (A lady in Sanford may have preceeded Rosebud.) My second meeting with Dr. Rosebud came quite some time later, one night in the mid 1990s. By that time Barbara and I had purchased the Davis Bros. Store building and had brought the old wooden floors and shelves back to life with shoes, bib overalls, and gifts with a country flair. Late one evening I’m standing in my office, in a back part of the store using the copy machine which faced a window. Looking up from the machine into the window over my right shoulder stood Dr. Rosebud! Wearing a brown dress, a brown loose knitted woven shaw over her shoulders, as clear as a bell, looking at me. Startled I quickly turned, but she was gone. It would take a book to know all the Morse family history. What you’ll find on these pages are only are a few photos and highlights of a fascinating family.

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Annie Laurie Morse circa 1890s

Thomas Evan Morse Husband of Annie Laurie

At a time when a young woman’s place was “in the home,” Mrs. Morse was very much a business entrepreneur. She helped run the family businesses that at various times included a farm, The Hall & Davidson Tobacco Factory, Morse & Wade Cannery, Morse Bag Company, a tobacco sack factory (totally overseeing the business after Mr. Morse died) and a millinery shop. It is said that she made many of the hats the store sold. Annie was also instrumental in the operation of the Yadkin Valley Hotel, a Morse family enterprise from the mid-1890s to the early 1910s. The hotel building was home to the family as well as home to their various business ventures over the years. And to the Post Office for many years. When the family moved to East Bend around 1888, they came from the Farmville, Virginia area. There Mr. Morse was a successful merchant. When he married Annie, her parents where originally from the East Bend area, and that is how we believe the family came to be here. Once in East Bend, Thomas Morse formed a partnership with Annie’s younger brother Otis for all the various business operations that shifted as the local economy changed. An insight into Mrs. Morse’s personality is the family story that her given name was Ann Laura Morse, but that she changed it to Annie Laurie because she believed it sounded more romantic. A display inside the East Bend Public Library holds a photo of Annie late in life as well as some of Dr. Rosebud’s dental equipment. 76

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Dr. Rosebud (center) with her entire 1916 graduating class from Atlanta Southern Dental College, now a part of Emory University. If you’d like to hear another story of a Rosebud visit to her dental office, join us at and we’ll share with you the problem a soundman faced during the filming of the movie Two Soliders. Oh, and then there’s the cigar smoke aroma story too. You see Dr. Rosebud smoked those small cigars.

Duke Morse

Italy Morse Waynick

Erie Meredith Morse Highfill

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newspaper ad from 2/26/1896 tobacco sack from Morse & Made

Barbara and I actually owned the Morse Wade building for a few years. But by the time we purchased, it was in horrible shape. Even though we tried, we could never raise the BIG money to get a roof on the building and restore the damaged structural components to preserve the architectural treasures that were still inside. The building stood until just a few years ago at the corner of Main and Pauline’s Streets, now the location of Alex’s Grill. The hotel/Morse home faced Davis Bros. Store. Dr. Rosebud’s dental office was upstairs in Davis Bros. to take advantage of the southern facing windows and their natural light in the days before electric lights came to East Bend. Rosebud wasn’t the first dentist to use the office. Dr. Myers came to town a few select days a month. He moved his practice to King where he later died under mysterious circumstances.

With the closing of their own tobacco factory around 1907, the partnership of Otis Wade and Thomas Morse turned its attention to the manufacturing of tobacco bags. These bags were used to contain “roll your own” smoking tobacco. The partners made bags for a host of tobacco companies including major names like Brown & Williamson and RJ Reynolds. The factory was located in the Yadkin Valley Hotel. Most of the second story hotel rooms were removed to make way for rows of sewing machines. The operation was also a major cottage industry for the area with farm wives taking in bundles of the bags to sew and “turn” inserting the gold draw string cords. Day to day operations were handled by Annie Laurie from her office on the second floor. When we talked to ladies who “worked the sacks” thirty years later, they still respected Annie and referred to her as Mrs. Morse, all being grateful for the cash income the sack business provided. The business was highly successful supplying sacks to a host of regional tobacco companies like Brown and Williamson. Morse Bag operated until the mid-1950s. brand name tag from a tobacco sack A formal portrait of a young Rosebud Morse Garriott.

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There are so many stories about Dr. Rosebud! We’ve heard how other dentists recognized her work and commented on its quality. Some patients talked about her NOT being from the school of the gentle pain-free touch. We’ve heard a story how a gentleman was in her chair having an extraction. By this time, late in life, she didn’t have a great deal of strength, actually climbing up in the chair over him for better leverage. When that failed she yelled done the stairs to the men sitting on the porch for one of them to come help. With that, the tooth was out. There was also the story of the man who Dr. Rosebud numbed before beginning a procedure, left to go to her next door office where she sat down, suffering from narcolepsy, she fell asleep. By the time she came back the numbing had worn off. Rosebud owned the first car in town in which she and her assistant Locke traveled the countryside on Sunday afternoons chasing antique furniture. She may have been small in stature, but she cast a big shadow in life serving others through her dental practice. continued on page 80

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Orignally built to house a Tucker car dealership. Remember the movie, Tucker, A Man & His Dreams, starring Jeff Bridges? Dr. Rosebud bought two Tucker dealerships. One in WinstonSalem, we’re still working on that location, but the building for her Tucker dealership in East Bend still stands on Highway 67, east of town! While the Tucker dealership never happened, they did buy and sell used cars there, along with offering car repairs until the 1960s when Rosebud invested in another business, a sock factory.

Letterhead from the hosiery mill.

Thank you to all the people who shared their knowledge and memories of the Morse family. There is so much more to learn. A special Thank You to these folks: Pastor Ed Sears Dr. & Mrs. George Waynick Ben & Ann Neill Mrs. Margret Picket Laura Phillips, William Spillman and to Rosebud’s many patients who told their personal dental visit stories during our years of operating Davis Bros. Store. John Norman 80

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Last year’s column on Revolutionary War hero and Poindexter ancestor Betty Pledge struck a chord with many Poindexters who are honored to be her descendant. Part 2 continues and updates the theme of family military tradition. John Cooper, Jr. was born in 1974 in Richmond VA to my son John and Diane Cooper. My son John joined the US Army shortly after Johnny was born and retired as a major. After retirement, John worked in the Pentagon with the Department of defense before his second retirement. Johnny was proud of his dad’s military service, both of his grandfathers’ service during World War II in the US Army Air Corps and the US Air Force, and his great-grandfather’s service in Belgium during World War I. At the University of Delaware, he took ROTC and enlisted in the National Guard. After his commission, he served as a recruiting officer at the University of Delaware for a year before joining the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, KY as a platoon leader. In January, 2003, he was deployed to Kuait. In March of that year, Saddam Hussain crossed the “line in the sand” and Johnny was with the first US troops crossing the border into Iraq. His military operations specialty was Class A Paymaster, and was responsible for administering the incentive program from the US to compensate Iraqi freedom fighters. He later told of taking backpacks with millions of US dollars to the militia commanders, who were commonly known as warlords. He would set up meeting places to disburse the cash, circled by six Humvees with .50 caliber machine guns to ensure the money was safely delivered. Johnny was present when Saddam’s sons, Uday and Quasay, were killed by US troops in Mosul. He was awarded the Bronze Star. When his deployment ended, he was preparing to return to Ft. Campbell on a chartered plane. Even though it was a chartered plane, the TSA rules still applied. Before entering the aircraft, he had to empty his pockets and the TSA agent told him he could not board the plane with his fingernail clippers, a security risk. He was allowed to board after the clippers were confiscated. Apparently the fingernail clippers were more of a security risk than the fully loaded 9 mm pistol and two magazines of ammunition he was allowed to carry on board the aircraft. From Ft. Campbell, he was sent to Syracuse, NY, where he was adjutant/deputy commander of the recruiting battalion. After a two year stint, he went to Hawaii with the 25th Infantry Division and within months was redeployed to Iraq as a major. He served as the Deputy G-1 and worked in human resources. After the conclusion of his second tour in Iraq, he continued his human resources work in the Special Operations Command Korea (SOCKOR). During his first tour in Korea, he met his future wife. They married, and after his work concluded in Korea, Seattle was his next duty station. They have a child who is bilingual (English and Korean). In 2016, he was reassigned to Korea and was promoted to Lt. Colonel. My son John flew to Korea and administered

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the oath of office to his son. Johnny is the Deputy Personnel Officer (the HR G-1) for the 8th US Army in South Korea. Our family is quite proud of Lt. Col. Johnny. He met his two great-great uncles (referenced in my last column) and they discussed their military service with him. We are excited Johnny will return to the US this fall on leave to visit family. With all of the story continues on page 82

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Grisham books on hand in the King Library. She gave a synopsis of each book for readers who craved more Grisham and wanted to know more details about him as an author. The next title for reading was the riveting national best seller, Killers of the Flower Moon—the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann. Are you curious how Ann can get so many copies of the same book? The public library systems’ offerings are usually free to its patrons and there are multiple borrowing programs provided in libraries across North Carolina and of course, they are free to the patron and borrowing library. And, the library often does fundraising in selling discarded or donated books so there is another source to buy multiple copies of a single paperback book. As a result, Ann is currently working on making kits of books once her club has finished reading them so other public libraries can borrow the kits from her library to use with their book clubs. This is an active group of zealous readers to say the least…if you are interested in joining them, give Ann a call at: 336-983-3868. The club meets monthly on the second Tuesday.

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Yadkin County has its first full service inpatient hospice facility. The State Employee Credit Union, (SECU), played a major role along with many community supporters. SECU members and employees through their Foundation, helped escalate the capital campaign efforts for the construction of the 10,000 square foot Yadkinville facility witha one million dollar challenge grant in 2015. The result is the SECU Hospice Home of Yadkin that is serving patients and families in Yadkin, Wilkes, Davie and Western Forsyth counties when patients can no longer stay at home. Michael Clements, SECU Foundation Board, spoke at the opening to acknowledge the hard work and perseverance of all the supporters. He recognized the greater need for respite and hospice care in this region. The SECU Hospice Home of Yadkin has six patient suites with private baths and enclosed outdoor patios. The facility also furnishes a chapel, family living and dining rooms, a kitchen, a kid’s playroom, a teen room, a sunroom, covered porches, lots of parking and a community meeting room. Staff includes nurses, social workers, hospice aides, chaplains and several volunteers. Marty Driver, Director of Patient Services at this facility, shared enthusiastically, “I knew this facility would be a wonderful place but it has exceeded all my expectations.” For more information call: 336-677-1692. The SECU Hospice Home of Yadkin is located at 243 North Lee Avenue, Yadkinville, NC 27055. yad kin valley ma gaz

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The Long Family Farm Talking with Judith Long of Long Family Farm, is like talking with your BFF from elementary school. Her soft, calm voice talks about her business, “We are a very close knit family. I can’t imagine it any other way.” And so, the farm name. Judith graduated from Catawba College with a triple major in math/computer science/business. As her family grew, Judith left the corporate world to be a full time mom. In the transition, the Long family even moved from urban Winston-Salem to rural Germanton, “The best move of my life!” exclaimed Judith. As we chatted, Judith admitted she had skin issues all her life. In 1998, she volunteered to teach a 4-H group how to make soap. It was her first attempt at soap making but it was tremendously successful and she was “hooked” right away. Changing her skin care products from commercial to handmade got rid of most of her skin issues. It wasn’t until 2004 though that Judy decided to start a business of her own. Besides attending many festival events with her products, Judith does demonstrations. “It is so much fun talking with folks and telling them about making soap both now and in days gone by. As handcrafted soap makers, we are not allowed to claim our soaps do anything but clean. I understand why. What I do know is, when you use natural ingredients and no fillers, there is less likelihood of skin irritation. Itchy dry skin is something I fully understand! We don’t make any claims; we just recommend they try a particular soap—all natural cold processed soaps, bath products, lotions and candles. Years ago, we started with the peppermint scent and have greatly increased our choices of scents.” As a small business, they firmly believe in supporting other small businesses partnering during the year to create gift sets. At the Long Family Farm they say, “It’s not just a business, it is a way of life.” You can see that in their garden, with their fruits and animals.

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An Invitation to Participate! Despite the promise to U. S. soldiers that “The Great War” would be the “war to end all wars,” the peace that followed was short-lived. Twenty years later WWII erupted in Europe. Yet, the original intent of Armistice Day is still meaningful. Although the hope for world peace has been dashed many times in the 20th century and into the 21st, it is still important that we recognize the terrible waste and suffering that war entails and imagine the possibility of peace.

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Yadkin Valley Magazine Historic Photo Collection On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, the first World War ended as the guns fell silent. Nations mourned their dead and collectively called for an end to all wars. The United States Congress later designated Armistice Day, now known as Veterans’ Day to honor and promote peace. The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources invites you to lead a bell-ringing effort in your county on November 11, 2018. Our goal is for bells to ring in all 100 of North Carolina’s counties. We hope that you can help us find bells of all shapes and sizes in churches and government buildings or even hand-bells, to ring eleven times at 11:00 a.m. to remember the hope of peace. ya d ki n va l l e y magazi n

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In their latest addition to the Heart of Alaska series, award-winning authors Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse transport readers to Alaska’s Curry Hotel in the 1920s with a story about two people seeking hope and healing from the violence of their pasts. By actually visiting Alaska and conducting months of research, the authors masterfully created yet another historically accurate and insightful piece of Christian fiction, a perfect companion to their first book in the series, IN the SHADOW of DENALI. Young widow Katherine Demarchis is traveling with her grandmother, attempting to recover from an arranged marriage to an abusive husband. Katherine is taken aback when she encounters her past love, Jean-Michael Langelier, vacationing from France with his sister Collette. He, too, is hoping to escape the horrors he faced in the Great Syrian Revolt of 1925. While Katherine struggles to overcome the scars of the physical and mental abuse she endured while married to her now deceased spouse, Jean-Michael suffers the trauma of recurring nightmares about his horrific experiences during the war with his injured leg as a painful reminder. With a renewed faith and trust in God, will they rediscover the bond they once had? For Peterson and Woodhouse, writing is a ministry. “It is our hope you see that God can take our worst circumstances—our shattered pieces—and transform the ashes into an exquisite masterpiece.” OUT of the ASHES is a definitely a page-turner, full of twists and unexpected outcomes. It’s one you won’t want to miss. Published by Bethany House, OUT of the ASHES is available for purchase at local independent bookstores, as well as Amazon and other online booksellers.

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If you have an elementary aged child like me, you may have just sang those words, like I do after watching endless episodes of Disney’s Doc McStuffins. If only doctor visits were as simple as drawing stick figures, referring to the “Big Book of Boo Boo’s” and treating cases of “Squishyitis,” “Ear-Stuffed-Anosis” and “Forwards-Backwards-Panic-itis.” There really is a rhyme and reason for the apparent madness that is a child’s check-up (or as we call it at my clinic, their “well-child visit”). With the next school year quick approaching, I recommend you have your child scheduled for their routine yearly check-up if you haven’t already. There are a lot of important things to be covered at that visit and we want to be sure your kiddos are in tip-top shape before another year flies by! I often have families come to the clinic without any expectations for the visit and without really knowing why we do what we do to examine their child. So to help prepare you for your child’s upcoming visit, here are some basic things you can expect to happen while you are there: When the nurse brings your child back from the waiting room, we will typically start by getting their height and weight. This is so we can compare them from month to month, or year to year, and be sure they are growing at a rate that is healthy and expected for their age and gender. We also check their temperature, heart rate and blood pressure to be sure that they are in normal range. The nurse may also have you complete a questionnaire or survey regarding your child’s development and behavior. These are then scored and used to help us determine if your child is at risk for any kind of developmental delays or behavioral disorders. She may then also ask several questions about your child’s history, the safety of your home, and if they are having any unusual symptoms so that we can

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address any concerns you might be having. The provider (doctor, physician assistant or nurse practitioner) will then perform a complete physical exam. This is our way of checking your child from head to toe, literally. I typically like to talk to the parent and child throughout the exam to let them know what I am looking for so be sure to ask if anything is unclear. The provider will also ask questions or have your child perform certain tasks to check and see if they are developing mentally and physically as expected. For example, I may ask a 4-year old to wiggle their thumbs, jump up and down and draw a circle. On the other hand, I may ask your 8-year old to tell me two opposites and walk heelto-toe. There are multiple ways to assess their skills depending on their age. For school aged children, you can expect them to receive their required vaccines at their kindergarten visit and again before entering middle school. The kindergarten vaccines protect against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (combined into one DTaP), measles, mumps, and rubella (combined into one MMR), polio and varicella (chicken pox). Some are combined into one vaccine so that your child will not have to endure so many different shots. In middle school, they will have their Tdap vaccine (similar to the DTaP, but with a higher dose of the tetanus vaccine and lower dose of the others). They will also receive the vaccine that protects against meningitis and be offered the vaccine for protection against the Human Papilloma Virus. Having an understanding of the diseases behind these vaccines has made it easier for my own heart to handle when my children get their vaccines, so don’t hesitate to ask your provider about them if you have any concerns. A little ice cream after the visit certainly doesn’t hurt! Now, I’m no Doc McStuffins. I may not know what the “Slippy Drippies” are or what the cure for “Break-Apart-Atosis” is, but I do know that seeing a provider yearly is a great way to keep your child’s health on track. As their parent, we like for you to be involved in their care. You are, after all, the one who spends every day with them! You are sometimes our greatest resource for determining if your child has any concerning conditions. So do not be afraid to speak up if there is anything that doesn’t seem normal to you. One thing Doc McStuffins and I can agree on is that sometimes, with my children at least, the best cure is just a good ole’ cuddle.

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Jessica O. Wall, MPH Assistant Director Yadkin County Human Services Agency Medical Clinic and WIC 336.849.7588

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based milk to a plant based milk? Let’s take a look! As Brian Krans mentions in his Healthline article “Comparing Milks: Almond, Dairy, Soy, Rice, and Coconut”, each type of milk has its advantages and disadvantages, depending on a person’s diet, health, nutritional needs, or personal taste preferences. Of course in the first year of life, an infant will need either breastmilk or infant formula. Babies shouldn’t have cow’s milk because they cannot properly digest this milk. Also, Laken Royall, WIC Director with the Yadkin County Human Services Agency adds “it has minerals that are hard for the infant to breakdown and is missing key nutrients such as iron any vitamin C.” According to Laken, breastmilk is designed by the mother’s body to provide exactly what the baby needs at each stage of development, while infant formula is designed to mimic human breastmilk. When a child turns one, they can change from infant formula to cow’s milk. It is important to give the child whole milk between the ages of 1 to 2. Toddlers, aged 1 to 2 years, are develop-

ing and need the higher fat content that whole milk provides. When the child turns two, you can switch from whole milk to a milk with lower fat content such as 2% (reduced fat), 1% (low fat), or nonfat (skim). People may look for other milk options for reasons such as making healthier diet choices or maybe because of an allergy. Cow’s milk will provide good minerals such as calcium, vitamin D and proteins for populations such as children, teenagers and pregnant women. But if someone has high cholesterol and wants to consider their calorie and fat intake, plant based milks may be a better option. For example, whole milk has all the natural components including vitamin D, proteins, fat and calcium. With different types of cow’s milk, only the fat is reduced, leaving all of the other natural properties while lowering the fat and calories. Other options for milk are available. Think about why you may want to switch from cow’s milk. Is it because of an allergy? Are you concerned about fat and calorie intake? Do you need a high protein option? One option is almond milk. This will be naturally free of saturated fat and the naturally occurring milk sugar, lactose, so would be a good option for people looking to cut calories and fat intake. But almond milk will not provide the protein of cow’s milk and may lack calcium and vitamin D. Anyone with a nut allergy should not drink almond milk. Soy is another milk option. This will also be free of saturated fat, lactose and cholesterol. But soy milk is a good source of protein and other vitamins and nutrients. But be advised that some people have a soy allergy. And added plus: adding just as little as an 8- ounce cup of soy milk a day could help with chronic disease and cancer prevention as well as bone health and symptoms of menopause. Another option you might not have thought of is rice milk. This is made from milled rice and water. According to the Healthline yad kin valley ma gaz

article, it’s the least likely to cause allergies so this may be a good option for those with lactose intolerance, or allergies to milk, soy, or nuts. Rice milk is naturally missing some of the vitamins and minerals that cow’s milk has, but those often come fortified, meaning those necessary vitamins and minerals are added back in the production process. And rice milk is naturally sweeter than other milk alternatives. Finally, there is coconut milk. This is another good option for people with allergies. Although it’s in the name, coconut is not actually a nut, so people with nut allergies should be fine. Like some of the other plant based milks, coconut milk would also need to be fortified with added vitamins and min-

erals. Regarding coconut milk, Laken mentioned that it does contain a high volume of saturated fats. There is still research needed, but the health benefits of coconut milk have been linked to its unique blend of fatty acids. Below is a chart you can use as a quick reference guide when comparing these different milk types. These are all based on the beverage being unsweetened. There are many options and different things to consider when making a milk choice. As always, be sure to talk with your doctor before making a major diet change. Consider purchasing some different milks in small portions, so you can see what you prefer.

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Love that healthy smile! help keep your teeth happy with these tips WRITER Dr. Andrew Rivers

When should you start brushing your babies’ teeth? Immediately. If you see any tooth, it can decay. It is also good to get your infant used to the habit of tooth brushing so that it will soon be second nature for them. Be sure to use a children’s toothpaste and visit the dentist every 6 months so visits become comfortable. Dr. Andrew Rivers

Be sure you always assist your children with their brushing. Most children do not master the manual dexterity to brush their teeth until they are able to write. Use a soft bristle brush. Using proper brushing techniques with a soft bristle brush are just as effective as a hard bristle brush and you are less likely to cause attrition of the enamel on the teeth. Hard crunchy foods such as apples and carrots can help clean your teeth naturally. Is someone in your house about to lose a baby tooth? If the tooth fairy is about to visit, go ahead and wiggle that tooth. Just be sure not to pull a baby tooth unless it is loose. We all know that candy, chocolate and any other food known to be high in sugar will cause cavities. Did you also know that starches such as bread, crackers and cereal can also cause acidic environment in your mouth leading to tooth decay? Are your young ones in sports? Make a mouthguard a part of their uniform. Mouthguards usually cover the upper teeth and protect the teeth, lips,tongue, face and jaw against injuries. More dental tips, next time! Dental Tips are provided by: Dr. Andrew Rivers Rivers Family & Cosmetic Dentistry 118 Hospital St., Mocksville 336-751-6289


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Why should I go to a Chiropractor? Chiropractic is now the largest non-medical healing art in the world, attracting millions of people each year. Housewives and movie stars, scientists and businessmen, infants and the elderly, professional athletes and “weekend warriors” - all come seeking the unique services that only a doctor of chiropractic can provide. But millions of sick, suffering and dying people, perhaps living on painkillers and other drugs or facing surgery, have never tried chiropractic care even though help is just around the corner. Who goes to a chiropractor? It depends on who you ask. For example, if you asked a person who was relieved of migraines, he’s say, “Anyone with migraines should see a chiropractor.” A child who no longer wets his bed will say, “Chiropractic is for bed-wetting.” “Anyone with menstrual problems should go,” says a woman who suffered from menstrual cramps. Someone saved from back or disk surgery would say chiropractic is for people with spinal, back or neck problems. There are cases histories of people recovering nearly every known disease and condition under chiropractic care: Heart trouble, allergy, digestive problems, cold, infertility and hundreds of other conditions. Why? You may be surprised to find that chiropractors do not treat migraines or bed-wetting or backaches or the flu or any other disease. The goal of the doctor of chiropractic is to awaken your own natural healing ability by correcting the vertebral subluxation complex, one of the deadliest and most destructive blockages of life and energy you can suffer from. By correcting the vertebral subluxation complex, your chiropractor promotes natural healing, vitality, strength and health. That is why if you’d go into the room of a doctor of chiropractic, you’d probably see people with many kinds of health problems yet they are there for one thing only, to have their vertebral subluxations corrected, not to have their diseases treated. If you want to try the widely accepted alternative to medical, call your local chiropractor today.

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A Gem in Wilkes County writer/photos Stephanie Koreneff

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Nestled in the countryside of Wilkes County is W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir. This manmade lake was created to prevent the reoccurrence of damaging floods from years past. Construction was approved in 1960 and it was completed in 1962. Since then, the lake has become a hub for outdoor enthusiasts. With activities such as hiking, hunting, picnicking, and swimming available, there is something for everyone to enjoy! To get started, checking out the Visitor Assistance Center is recommended if it is your first time going to Kerr Scott. Not only can you get a map of the area and some helpful information about where to go first, but the lower level houses the Environmental Education Center. There, you will find exhibits on energy conservation, a classroom, and wildlife and aquatic resources. This center is open to both the public and school field trips. Also available in the Visitor’s Center is a conference room that you can rent for meetings. It offers eight tables and forty chairs. Once you have finished at the Visitor’s Center, it is time to head outside. For those who enjoy getting in the water, swimming, wading, snorkeling, or scuba diving is permitted, but check for signs before you jump in. Some places are marked as a “no wading, no swimming” site. Also, they do not allow swimming at boat launching sites or designated mooring points. Not sure if you are allowed to get in the water? There are swim beaches at Berry Mountain Park, Boomer Park, and Fort Hamby Park just waiting for you to take advantage of. Once you find your spot, enjoy the beauty of the lake and the remarkably clear water! Camping is available—often with lakefront locations—for those who want to make a weekend out of being at Ker Scott. The three campsites are Bandit’s Roost Campground, Fort Hamby Park, and Warrior Creek Campground. They vary in size, but all of them boast some modern amenities like flush toilets and showers along with recreational activities like beaches and basketball courts. Traveling in a large group? No problem. Each campground has at least one group site that accommodates larger groups, but you may want to call ahead to reserve one. Reservations can be yad kinvalleyw eekends .com

Camping and picnicking with a little music mixed in. made 180 days in advance for individual family sites and up to 365 days in advance for the group sites. Kerr Scott Reservoir boasts over 24 miles of trails. All of them are available to hikers, and most are available to mountain bikers. The extensive trail system offers differing levels from beginner to advanced. The Warrior Creek Trails are some of the more scenic trails while also offering a challenge to both hikers and mountain bikers alike. Dark Mountain Trails offer a lot of variety with steeper hills and tighter turns. There are two options to follow there: the blue arrow, which offers the greater challenge, or the red arrow which is an easier and shorter trail. The Overmountain Victory Trail has a couple of trails that split off from it: Shiner’s Run and Horton’s Hollar. Shiner’s Run is the easier of the two with beautiful lake views; Horton’s Hollar has a lot of twists and turns and several jumps for mountain bikers. Kerr Scott strives to keep a healthy ecosystem in the area through their wildlife management plan. While there, you might catch a glimpse of deer, rabbits, squirrels, or even black bears. Birds in the area include turkeys, mallards, and wood ducks. Some of the types of fish in the lake are smallmouth bass, bluegill, and spotted bass. All of this makes for great viewing if you happen to be in the right place at the right time.

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How many days of the week does Eric Parsons enjoy fishing? Everyday! Here he’s putting a lure in the Yadkin just below the Kerr Scott Dam. Just a moment after this shot, Eric reeled one in! Top left is a free lending library at Bandit’s Roost entrance gate. Love books & reading! The abundance of wildlife makes for good hunting or fishing. Hunting is allowed in six wildlife management areas for game animals only. However, they only permit shotguns and .22 caliber rim fire rifles for hunting small game. Hunters are encouraged to contact the visitor’s center regarding special regulations for hunting deer or turkey. Fishing is permitted in all areas of the reservoir by boat and in many areas from the shore unless otherwise posted. And speaking of boats, Kerr Scott is a great place to get out on the water. They have seven boat ramps available for you to use for a small fee. Don’t have a boat? No problem. Foothills Outdoor Adventures is located on Highway 268 on the way to Kerr Scott. They

offer rentals for everyone in the family including paddleboats, canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, fishing boats, tubes, and pontoon boats. Also, they are able to transport the boat for you, so you do not have to worry about having any special equipment. Then, at the end of your rental period, they will come pick it up for you. That way, you can remain worry-free and enjoy your day on the water. Kerr Scott has several picnic shelters for any gathering you want to have whether it is a birthday party, a family reunion, a picnic, or a wedding reception. It is recommended that you call ahead to reserve your space since some of the shelters are very popular during the summer months. Most of the shel-

ters have various amenities including toilets, grills, and boat ramps. Is this a place worth visiting? Absolutely. There is something for each member of the family to enjoy. And with Kerr Scott being so close to home, it would be a shame to never visit! So with summer in full swing, now is the perfect time to go and enjoy what the park has to offer. To reserve a campsite or a shelter, call (336) 921-3390 or go to For more information about Foothills Outdoor Adventures, call (336) 990-0780 or visit

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Headed up the Interstate Toward Roaring Gap and Another Breathtaking North Carolina State Park

Stone Mountain State Park Part 1

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We hit the rustic Stone Mountain General Store to grab snacks and drinks on the way. Love the displayed art work and of course, found some cute Southern cookbooks for Caroline, our Yadkin Valley Magazine cookbook collector. Our first stop at the Stone Mountain State Park is the Park Office to peruse the Mountain Culture Exhibit, ask questions about hiking, picnicking and dipping our toes in the streams. We grab maps to help us identify the hidden picturesque gems hidden along the streams, water falls, trails and trees. Headed to the dome? For a while the trail begins as a gentle incline but then it can get serious as do the roads, mostly paved. The crest of Stone Mountain is 1.6 miles from the upper trailhead parking lot. We examined the trail heads, gravel paths leading here and there with deep steps, and didn’t feel we were in good enough shape to tackle hiking so we drove around the Park. There are still wonders to pick out from the car and then possibly investigate. and old gnarled Mountain Laurel leaning over Getting the most of their day at Stone Mountain State a small but fast moving creek. Park are the Jones kids. Next we drove around the camping sites and were totally impressed with the amount of campers— from big mobile homes to pup tents. Heading back to the road, we discovered one small water falls that had a strong, short bridge from the road to discover an intimate picnic table on the other side of the stream...picture perfect. Writer Mary Bohlen has designated Stone Mountain as one of her favorite places not only because of her love of history but “God's beauty in nature.” The rushing waters lured Mary’s niece and nephew to splash and wade. She couldn't convince them it was going to be icy cold. “Touring the Hutchinson Homestead is a must,” Mary says. The log house is pristine with original furniture such as a rope bed, oil lamps, wood stove and a barn shed complete with farm tools to recognize or introduce to youngsters. Travel more toward dusk to see deer so used to cars they stop to watch YOU! The Park requests you don’t feed the deer—or any other critters you come L to R: Kendall, Rex and Louis meet regularly at their favorite fishing spot to relax, catch up and across simply not only are human foods fish for trout using barbless hooks. They always release their catch to meet again some day! bad for their health, the Park tries to They wanted you to know they didn’t catch anything. They didn’t enjoy the quiet and the rushing keep them safe and as the Creator made waters of Stone Mountain. And the best place to fish is in, ah, Wilson Creek, yea that’s it. them—that’s wild, self sufficient and Not here at this creek! 10 0

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Mike and Simone Smith unsaddle to cool themselves and their horses before loading up and heading back to Statesville as they finished up a peaceful 2-hour trail ride.

there for your next visit. With state funding earmarked for all NC state parks, Bill Meyer, Stone Mountain State Park Superintendent, is looking forward to construction of an additional structure at the current gray, wooden office site to include a new gift shop and room for educational exhibits and demonstrations. The original structure will then be for Park office space only.

From Park Superintendent Bill Meyer and Park Office Manager Denise McGrady, we learned Stone Mountain State Park covers 14,000 acres, offering trout fishing, camping, rock climbing, horseback riding trails (BYO horses!), picnicking, hiking, educational programs and historic exhibits. “This is a very popular park. Attendance last year was over 450,000 and most of those visitors hiked to the top of Stone Mountain,” described Denise. Denise also expounded on over 18 miles of trails in the park, 20 miles of streams designated as trout waters and deer and turkeys are plentiful throughout the park. Hikers are to stay on marked trials and use extreme caution on steep and rocky terrain. Visitors are encouraged to stop at the Park Office for information regarding park activities.

The old Coca-Cola case at the Stone Mountain General Store still keeps “‘em” cold.

Park Hours: November-February, 7a to 6p, March, April, September, October, 7a to 8p, May-August, 7a to 9p Park Office Hours: 7a to 5p daily, except closed weekends January through mid-March. Closed state holidays. Fishing Hours: Year-round, from 8:30a until one hour before park closes. Picnic Shelter Hours: Shelters close 30 minutes before park closes. Exhibit and Historic Site Hours: Exhibits open during park office hours; Homestead site open weekends, mid-May through October. Visitors are welcome to walk the homestead site grounds when the site is closed. Garden Creek Baptist Church historic site: services are held at 9a every Sunday, May-October and first Sundays, November-April. Visitors are welcome to walk the church grounds when the church is closed. To learn more about Stone Mountain State Park, contact: Stone Mountain State Park 3042 Frank Parkway Roaring Gap, NC 28668 336-957-8185 Email to: Reservations for camping: Reservations/Toll-free number: 1-877-722-6762 Stone Mountain State Park is located in Wilkes and Alleghany counties, 7 miles southwest of Roaring Gap. From south, take U.S. 21 to Traphill Rd. (SR 1002) and follow it to the John P. Frank Pkwy. From west, take N.C. 18 north & turn right on Hwy. 268 east. Go three miles, turn left on Airport Rd. Go six miles to Traphill Rd, turn left. Follow Traphill Rd. about 12 miles to the John P. Frank Pkwy., turn left.

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Classic Tractor Cruise August 18th

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In the southwestern corner of Yadkin County there is a Ruritan club that hosts an annual classic tractor cruise the third Saturday of every August. The Windsor’s Crossroads Ruritan Club has been hosting this tractor cruise for the last 14 years in this Hamptonville community. They quickly realized they wanted to make it an annual event. It begins each year with a fundraiser breakfast to help people in their community and for the upkeep of the historic Windsor’s Crossroads community

building. It is a full breakfast which includes country ham, bacon, sausage, gravy, biscuits and more. The club takes donations for breakfast—a very popular event—everyone enjoys the food and fellowship. Breakfast is served from 7 to 10a, Saturday morning. While everyone enjoys breakfast the tractors start rolling in. There are all sizes, makes and models. Everyone enjoys walking around and looking at all the tractors. The antique tractors are really what it is all about but all tractors are welcome to participate. This is an annual fundraiser for the Club and is very popular to young and old alike. The grounds of the community building with it huge oak trees and large yard make a perfect backdrop for this event. At 10a, all the tractors are lined up to start the cruise around the community. Windsor’s Crossroads is a mecca of rolling pastures, farms and vineyards with a large Amish presence. The tractors take a scenic tour of the backroads

of the area stopping for breaks when needed. They are lined up according to speed and size to keep the parade orderly. There are long and short routes available according to what the tractor driver prefers. Whether you would like to bring your tractor, or just come for breakfast and be a spectator you are sure to have an enjoyable morning at this event. No pre-registration is required. Participants are asked to pay a $10 registration fee which will include breakfast for the driver. The event is free to spectators with donations accepted for breakfast. This event will be held at 5101 Windsor Rd., Hamptonville. Contact Bill Wooten (336) 468-4450 with any questions. No pre-registration is required. 10 2

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Despite the hot, sticky Yadkin Valley summer days, June, July and August really are fun months. School's out. Folks seek relaxed outdoor gatherings with friends and family. Take all the good times of summer, roll them into one last major celebration, invite people from far and wide to join the fun, and the Woodleaf Tomato Festival is the outcome. The festival, organized in 2007 by Unity Presbyterian Church members as a fund raiser for the church and its mission work, serves as a means for the community to recognize and celebrate three major Woodleaf tomato producers: Correll Farms, Fleming Farm, and Wetmore Farms, LLC. The church is lit-

erally surrounded by their tomato fields. What better location for such a festival? Today's Woodleaf tomato growers depend upon several generations of experience in order to raise delicious,

into the success of each year's crop. Mother Nature is a tough taskmaster. Day and night temperatures must be just right from planting to harvest. Rain—either too much or not enough— is always a gamble. Fierce storms become unwelcome wild cards. A heavy hail storm makes confetti of tomato plants and ripening fruit. Picky tomato plants demand just-right conditions if growers are to eventually pick the luscious fruits of summer! Woodleaf farmers aim for three crops per year. The festival always occurs the third Saturday in August just as the second crop is ending and the third crop is ripening to perfection. The timing also coincides with the start of a new school year, a sure sign that summer is drawing to a close. Because tomato production is demanding work, a seasonal celebration is

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suitable homage for not only the tomato but also the hard working growers. The Woodleaf community, located on HWY 801 about four miles from the southern fork of the Yadkin River, surely knows how to put on a celebratory party. And party they do! Since its inception, an average of 800 to 1200 visitors each year have joined the festivities whether rain or shine. A fun-filled August Saturday, with a nod toward summer's end, is certainly at the ready in Woodleaf. After a zany 10:00 opening parade, amble around a treasure-filled outdoor attic sale. Enjoy live, all-day blue grass, gospel, and contemporary music performed on a central stage. Browse through craft booths and vendor stalls featuring handcrafted items, food, fresh produce, and possible Christmas gifts. Let the kids burn up some energy in their own activity area. Wrap up a leisurely stroll around the church property by participating in a silent auction featuring quality offerings awaiting the savvy bidder. All the while, laugh with The Dancing Tomatoes, the story continues on page 121

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Governor Jim Hunt visits the picnic. The Masonic Picnic taken from the ferris wheel in the 1970s. Historic photos courtesy of Robin Snow, Davie County Enterprise - Record.

The Masonic Picnic the second Saturday evening in August at 5:00pm

Recent scenes from the picnic. courtesy Facebook.

There are many long standing annual fairs and festivals held throughout our great state of North Carolina. One of the oldest is held in Davie County. This year will mark 138 years that the Masons of Davie County have been holding their annual fundraiser, The Masonic Picnic, to help fund the Oxford Orphanage. Every year, Masonic brothers and their wives from Farmington, Advance and Mocksville prepare picnic baskets full of food and welcome the community to break bread in an effort to support children in our state. There was a time in the not so distant past when this was the annual premier event in the county. There were amusement rides, school bands, renowned speakers and a community spirit beyond compare. Attendance has decreased over the past several years. Competing with water parks, Carowinds and a myriad of recreational opportunities available in the summer months, not to mention increased liability costs for amusement rides, has put a large dent in the attendance and fundraising capacity for the picnic. Masons are still holding on to the “ dinner� to keep the tradition alive. Local restaurants now supplement the picnic baskets. Local Boy Scouts help unload picnic baskets and offer valet parking to basket contributors. Platters yad kinvalleyw eekends .com

filled with fried chicken, poundcakes and deviled eggs abound. The main purpose of this great event has always been to raise money for the Oxford Orphanage. This past year, a gentleman named Waylen Cox was the first person to arrive; an hour before anyone else. Waylan fondly recalled singing on the stage back in 1972 when he was one of the many children that came from the orphanage to enjoy the rides and food. He asked, “Where are the rides?” Waylen walked over to where the arbor and stage once stood and vividly remembered being there nearly 50 years ago.

Mayor Will Marklin shared sweet memories of pennies falling out of the roc-o-planes, launching the person in front of you on the swings, his sister turning green on the tilt-a-whirl and riding on the ferris wheel with a special young lady. He shared that the only game of chance you could play back then was picking up a floating plastic duck and whatever number happened to be on the bottom matched the number on your prize. Not much chance of losing on that one. So many good memories—a much simpler time. In an effort to bolster attendance, the picnic time has changed from the

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With the exciting addition of Dr. Mary Katherine Taylor to the team, Virtue Dental Care is now offering additional hours, as well as additional services to accommodate new patients and families! While many dental offices do not have Friday hours, we have made a commitment to our patients and our community to offer additional hours on Friday for your convenience. Additionally, Dr. Taylor loves kids and welcomes family members of all ages.

Did You Know…? A child’s first dental appointment should occur within six months of the baby’s first tooth appearing, and no later than age one! Not only is it important to care for baby teeth as well as permanent teeth, it is equally as important to establish a dental home and regular visits for “well” visits before any problems arise. We also welcome emergency patients for anyone who is having a dental problem! We are able to see patients within the same day and provide treatment to minimize pain and discomfort.

second Thursday in August, when businesses would shut down for employees to go out and have lunch, to the second Saturday evening at 5:00pm. There will be baskets carefully prepared, filled and ready to share, food from area local restaurants, live bluegrass music and activities for the children. Each year, the Masons wonder if it will be the last. However, once the last car leaves and the tables are all put away—they are sweetly surprised at the number who attended, the amount of food consumed and the memories that were made.

Since joining Dr. Virtue in April of this year, Dr. Taylor has very much enjoyed being back in her hometown. Dr. Taylor is from Boonville, NC and attended Starmount High School. Her education continued at Wake Forest University, followed by UNC Chapel Hill where she received her dental degree. As a dentist, Dr. Taylor is passionate about education and prevention. She works diligently to give her patients the tools to take care of and maintain their teeth for a long, healthy life. She wants her patients to feel confident and proud of their smile and to feel confident and comfortable at their dental visits. Her favorite thing about dentistry is the relationship she has the opportunity to build with each patient.

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Open House at Black Cat Railroad Club July 14th and August 11th so come have fun with the Trains from 10a until 2:00p. Everybody's invited to enjoy more than 10 trains running at the same time through mountains and valleys, over bridges, trestles and through towns. Also 2 layouts for the little tykes to play with. ADMISSION IS FREE as we are a non-profit (501-c 3) but we do gladly accept donations so we can keep trains running at 800 Elizabeth Street, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28697.

Garage Sale at Black Cat Railroad Club parking lot on September 22, 7a to 1p. Lots to see and prices are great! Look for some RR related items. ALL PROCEEDS GO BACK INTO BLACK CAT RAILROAD CLUB. Happy Anniversary! Wilkes County Quilters, Inc. is turning 20 this year. e 2018 Quilt Show is: September 7 - Friday 9a to 6p September 8 - Saturday 9a to 4p in e Stone Center, 618 Cherry Street, North Wilkesboro

Admission is $3 (12 and under are free). Guild members exhibit their quilts, Unique Shoppers Boutique, a raffle Quilt Bed Turning featuring past quilt show winners & the Guild challenge of “What were you doing at 20 years of age?” $1,000 Grand Prize package & six quilting vendors on site plus daily door prizes. A quilt lover’s dream weekend!

The East Bend Public Library, youngest library structure in the Northwestern Regional Library system, has built a “great to go to” yard sale reputation. The one day fundraising event helps balance continuous cutbacks in allocated library budgets. Friend of the Library, Jan Hicks sent details: Join the Friends of the East Bend Public Library for their Annual Yard Sale

Friday, September 14th noon to 6p Saturday, September 15th 7a to 1p. Rain Date: Friday & Saturday 21 & 22 ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT EAST BEND PUBLIC LIBRARY Many excellent items at great prices…NO JUNK! Yard art, household items, vintage Madame Alexander, porcelain, felt dolls, antiques, furniture, clothing and more.

Visit the Historic Richmond Hill Law School site The remaining house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Docent guided tours of the 1861 home, restored in the 1970s, of the honorable NC Chief Justice Richmond M. Pearson (1805-1878) are available on July 21 and August 18 from 2 to 4:30p. Admission is FREE. Please leave queries on group tours, programming, reserving one of two picnic shelters on the answering machine: 336-473-1853, in East Bend. Follow the silver state signs marked Richmond Hill Park off Highway 67.

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The New Blue Ridge Artisan Center for artists and artisans in NWNC WRITER Amber Herman PHOTO Charles Hildebrant

The Blue Ridge Artisan Center will serve as the heart of traditional crafts and visual and performing arts for the ninecounty Northwest North Carolina region–—Wilkes, Yadkin, Surry, Ashe, Alleghany, Watauga, Caldwell, Alexander and Iredell to the Guild. Members of the Guild may display and sell their works. The Artisan Center’s mission is to create opportunities for meaningful experiences in the visual and performing arts of local and regional artists and demonstrating artisans, while educating the community in our rich and diverse cultural heritage. The following media categories of art include: clay, wood, glass, leather, fiber, metal, lutherie, two-dimensional art, mixed media, natural materials and jewelry. Exploring Northwest North Carolina’s art forms— from music to theater, sculpture to painting, to craftsmanship and culinary—to develop an understanding how they impact lives in this area. Slated to open in August, the Blue Ridge Artisan Center will serve as the heart of traditional crafts and visual and performing arts for the nine-county Northwest North Carolina region, provide a marketplace for selected offerings in the designated media categories and space for performing arts, including music, dance and storytelling. The center will also offer a farm-to-table restaurant, children’s activities, workshops, lectures, ongoing demonstrations by selected guild members, a retail store and an information center filled with materials on artists, events calendars and galleries and workshops throughout the nine-county region. The Blue Ridge Artisan Center Wilkesboro was constructed in 1915 in the Federal style with a Roman influence. Dale and Michelle Isom, owners of the building, are overseeing renovations to restore the original architecture of the building. The Blue Ridge Artisan Guild is a non-profit corporation led by a board of directors representing the Northwest North Carolina counties. Anyone interested in becoming a member or in serving on a committee should contact Anita Cranston at 336-990-9500 or ya dki n va l l e y w ee ke n ds .com

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How did I get here? That’s the question I ask myself every day. How does a farm girl like me from Eastern NC wind up hosting a nothing-else-quite-like-it event in Wilkes County? The answer I give myself everyday? Outlander. In case you don’t know, Outlander is a wildly popular series of eight books written by Diana Gabaldon. The books are being adapted for television as a STARZ original series, with three seasons/books having already aired. The story begins in 1945 Scotland when a British WWII Army nurse is suddenly hurtled back in time to 1743 by way of an ancient standing stone circle. There she meets the Scottish Clan MacKenzie and Jamie Fraser. Not to be mistaken for the usual romance novel, this story of love, war, relationships, heartbreak, violence and redemption spans more than three decades and two continents with amazing twists and turns, all revolving around real historical events. After discovering the TV series in 2015, my life hasn’t quite been the same. Once I saw the first season, I im-

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mediately ordered all eight books and read them as quickly as I could. When I got to Book 4, Drums of Autumn, I excitedly discovered the entire story moves from 18th century Scotland to 18th century North Carolina, specifically the wilderness backcountry and mountains. Well, that’s really cool, I thought. I’ll start a blog, I thought. Write about all the “real” history and places of Outlander in NC. Just for fun, of course. I named the blog Outlander North Carolina. Since that wasn’t quite enough fun, I started a Facebook group with the same name. The group now has nearly 1000 members from all over the US and the world. Thinking I still hadn’t had as much fun as I should, a member of the group approached me with the idea of having a “gathering” in NC and she told me she knew the perfect spot, Leatherwood Mountains Resort. I went, I saw and that’s how I got here! A Fraser’s Ridge Homecoming will give Outlander fans everywhere the opportunity to experience firsthand the history of Jamie & Claire Fraser’s 18th

century North Carolina home, fictitiously named Fraser’s Ridge. The Ridge is a place much beloved by Outlander fans who make up one of the most avid fandoms in the world. Unlike many other Outlander events, the Homecoming’s primary focus will be on the history of the area – not on the stars of the TV series. Over the course of four days, Homecoming attendees will be treated to historical presentations and activities, period music by local musicians and themed meals plus a visit to Whippoorwill Academy & Village, where an entire day is being devoted to Outlander. Attendees who have already registered are coming from 14 different states – so far. Leatherwood Mountains Resort in Ferguson will be the beautiful setting of A Fraser’s Ridge Homecoming, which will take place September 20 – 23. For more details and to purchase tickets, please visit I’ll be waiting for you!

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Mount Airy Museum of Regional History Presents: A FOREST JOURNEY WRITER & PHOTO Cindy Martin Teachers, students, and the just plain curious are in for a treat this spring and summer at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History at 301 North Main Street where A FOREST JOURNEY runs through September 3. From paper to pharmaceuticals, this magnificent interactive exhibit developed by the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia educates children of all ages about the history of the use of wood and forest products throughout the world. The museum plans to add panels incorporating the history of the local timber industry, highlighting the role of trees in the area for lumber, firewood, and furniture making. Also to be included in the exhibit is a section describing the coming of the railroad and its impact on the forest industry. Inspired by the Harvard classic A Forest Journey: The Role of Wood in the Development of Civilization by science writer John Perlin, the stations contain ya dki n va l l e y w ee ke n ds .com

information on four major components. BOTANY: The life cycle of a tree, parts of a tree, transpiration, hardwoods and softwoods and tree reproduction; FOREST: The types of forests, erosion, conservation, the forest as a habitat, tree evolution, trees as fuel, wood used to construct an early American house and historical deforestation; CULTURAL: Contemporary deforestation, lumber usage, tree products, and medicinal trees and SCIENCE CONNECTIONS: Photosynthesis, leaves changing colors, greenhouse effect and benefits of trees. Previous STEAM director Sonya Laney and current director Kate Rauhauser-Smith feel this exhibit is the perfect fit for expanding and promoting

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math at the museum. Every component encompasses the museum’s mission to collect, preserve, and interpret the natural, historic, and artistic heritage of the region. With this kinesthetic, hands-on learning approach, the STEAM directors hope to educate and inspire students to have a more positive impact on the environment. Already many school groups and scout groups are on the calendar. A FOREST JOURNEY is currently open and runs through Labor Day. All the information you or your group will need to plan a visit to the museum or schedule a tour, including hours, admission fee, and more is available at Or give the museum a call at 336-786-4478. Lesson plans are available in the “For Educators” section. July-A ugust 2 018


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Fishing 101 WRITER

Scott Lewis

Fishing has been one of the greatest pastimes for hundred of years and before that the early Americans and people from all over the world have been fishing for the necessity to survive, make a living or just for the fun of it. I started out like most everyone for the fun of it and it was a sport that has remained with me for many years. I have met a lot of good people and have had many wonderful times both fishing from the bank, shore and the boat! Most everyone thinks if you are going fishing you are going to watch a float bounce up and down and that’s about the most of it. That is true if you are just starting out, or as a kid like we did, fishing farm ponds. Fishing small ponds is the best way to learn getting yourself a Zebco 33, a couple of floats, some small hooks and using crickets or

worms as bait. You can have a great day catching brim, catfish and sometimes a bass. What better way of spending a day with the family or friends, everyone joining in on the fun. Asking a local pond owner for permission to fish and making sure you don’t leave any trash is rule number one and two. After a few years of fishing like this you may grow into a little more fancier tackle such as spinning reels and rods or even step up to bait caster reels. Fishing for the most part is the number one sport in American. More money is spent on fishing per person than any sport out there. Based on June, 2018 Bassmasters Magazine, bass fishermen spend over $16 billion dollars a year on their sport, with the next highest sport being NFL at $13 billon. Watching the pros on TV winning millions of dollars is great, but watching nature and God’s creation is what I love the most. I have fished with some of the best, both locally and statewide, and always come back to the basic of fishing by myself most of the time. I enjoy what I do, fishing for that trophy and hoping to go again the next day. I have caught a lot of fish with my best being a bass weighing 12 pounds and many over five pounds, but I still enjoy making that next cast as it might be another big one or one that just gives me a great fight, knowing he’s off swimming again waiting for me to come back. Going from pond fishing to lake fishing or even the coast is a wonderful experience as they all are a little different, but they all give you the fun of fighting the small brim or that Drum at Cape Hatters or big Blue Fish. From a small Zebco 33 to a large open face reel or a baitcaster reel and rod, you can spend any amount of money you like. Surf fishing is great also, making that cast and having a big Drum or Blue take your bait. For this type of fishing you can get all your tackle at your local sporting goods store as well and then pick up your fresh bait at the coast. Making that cast and watching the surf and the birds flying up and down the coast chasing moving bait and picking up leftovers from the fish feeding is wonderful, unless its 20° and the wind is blowing! You can spot that fisherman who is there because he loves the sport, the wind and temperature doesn’t phase him. Just remember if you start fishing you may end up like so many of us, with several boats, many, many rods and reels, lures, salt and fresh water, both river, stream, ponds and lakes because you need them for the different types of fishing from fly rods to surf rods, but don’t blame me. I was out of control many years ago and by the way I will be at the Bait and Tackle Shop next week if you need anything! Before you go either to the pond or to the ocean ask around as to what other folks are using and how they use the equipment; it’s not all about watching a float. There is always someone willing to help you get the tackle you need. Get what you need and then after you decide if you like it or not, then buy everything. If you are just starting out and have any questions about what to use try your local fishing tackle shop, they are always glad to guide you in the right direction on equipment and bait and tackle and provide you with live baits, crickets and worms. But never ask if they are catching any—you know the story— NO, they aren’t biting! Or NO, I haven’t been lately and really, they just got home! Fishermen have a pass when they get to the pearly gates for telling stories, I hope!

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The Game of Golf WRITER

Brittany R. Norman

Throughout history golf has been referred to as a “gentlemen’s game” and rightfully so. In today’s society golf shows no bias or predisposition to one’s race, religion, age or gender, and can be played, loved, and even hated at times by anyone who dares to enter the world of golf. There are no referees, judges, or umpires to oversee or officiate play. The game of golf is played based on honor, and relies solely on each individual golfer’s character, integrity, and ethics. Golf is not a team sport. The game is based on one golfer, one swing, and one score. Competition can be with other golfers or a sole golfer trying to beat last week’s score. Golf is a game that will never be conquered, and anyone who has ever played the game knows that on any given day, one golfer can show just as much promise as the next. The old golfer’s adage “it only takes one good shot to bring you back” rings true for most of us “hackers” out there chasing that little white ball. Picture this… you are outside enjoying the elements, soaking up the bright summer sun or feeling the breeze of crisp fall air. You are surrounded by beautiful green grass and trees covered in soft wet dew in the early morning or overlooking a colorful sunset backdrop while playing a leisurely round to calm the stress from your workday. You swing your club and for the first time you feel that unexplainable sensation of your ball finally finding the “sweet spot” of your club…you look up, and the ball is soaring through the air in the direction you want it to go. While standing there holding your follow-through pose for all the world to see, you think to yourself “THIS is what all the fuss is about!” At that moment you have officially experienced golf nirvana…you are on top of the world. This is that inexplicable moment that every committed golfer has experienced, the moment everything changed, the moment your life-long love-hate relationship with the game of golf truly began. When you begin your golfing journey, you will most likely be bombarded with hundreds of swing and putting techniques, must have gadgets, and thousands of equipment choices. Every golfer’s needs are different and requires personalized equipment based on body type, swing speed, and budget to just name a few. Yes, all of these things matter, but the most important aspects of the game are learned years later. The novice golfer is easily spotted by veteran golfers within minutes. You might think it’s because of their awkward swing or poor putting stance, but it’s not. Truth be known, a lot of veteran golfers still have the same ugly swings and poor form they started out with years before. What gives new golfers away is their blatant ignorance to the spoken and unspoken rules of the game. The game of golf has its very own language, its own etiquette and superstitions. None of these important aspects of the game are listed in the formal rules book, but are learned through years of playing. After playing golf for over twenty-five years, both competitively and for fun, I felt a personal duty to share my insider knowledge. In the next few issues I will reveal vital information that every golfer needs to know, and will shed some light on the ins and outs of game.

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Robin Brock, D.V.M.

PACKING IN THE SMOKIES PART 4: NOLAND CREEK TRAIL Robin Brock, D.V.M. We have made all of our camping arrangements, have everything packed and are ready to hit the road for our pack trip into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The excitement is building and the horses know something is up when the truck backs up to the trailer. Our two older geldings are well seasoned and can always be counted on to just step right on the trailer. The younger Miss Kitty, our designated pack horse for this trip, is not so dependable. There is a horse loading technique which involves lunging the horse at the back of the trailer when they refuse to load. Kitty’s refusals often involve running backwards and sometimes rearing in the air. This habit is going to get her into big trouble one day. This particular day, the loading only took a couple of lunging sessions and a few extra minutes. After that, the boys stepped right on in good form and we are on our way! It is about a three hour drive from our farm to our starting point in the Smok-


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ies. The drive took slightly longer due to a little vehicle trouble but we still arrived in plenty of time for a mid-day start to our ride. There are several trailheads where a horse rig can be left on a pack ride. This trip had us parking at the end of the Road to Nowhere (also known as Lakeview Drive). This road once led into a thriving mountain community but that community was cut off when Fontana Dam was built and Fontana lake was created. Now, the road ends at the start of a quarter mile tunnel that leads onto Lakeview trail. That will be the trail we come out on. We will start on the Noland Creek trail. It crosses Lakeview Drive a short distance before the tunnel. The map shows it crossing just before the bridge over Noland Creek. We did not see the trail as we drove over the bridge to our parking area. However, we headed back towards the bridge on faith and sure enough, hidden in the bushes, was the sign for the trail leading down the hill from the bridge. Signage is pretty

good in the park but tree limbs and bushes do grow up between maintenance rosters so it is good to have some idea where you are going and to take along a good map. As the name suggests, Noland Creek trail follows a beautiful wide and rocky mountain creek. The babbling brook serenades us as we ride along a fairly wide dirt trail. Our ride is only halted a couple of times for downed limbs and trees. This is a constant hazard in the Smokies. It is a very old forest and wet conditions and high winds often bring trees down right in the path of hikers and horses. It is wise to bring along a hand saw with at least an 18 inch blade when you are packing on horses. Backpackers can often climb over or under the downed tree. Not so with horses. If you can’t cut through it, you have to find a way around it or turn back. When you are riding on the side of a mountain, finding a way around a deadfall is not always that easy. We will be reminded of this

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later in our trip. Our evening destination for this first day is the Mill Creek camp. It is at the intersection of the Noland Creek and Springhouse Branch Trails. Springhouse will take us towards our next destination tomorrow. Tonight, we have arrived with plenty of daylight to set up camp and prepare for a night’s rest. We are apparently the only campers booked into this site for the night so we have our choice of camping location. A good survey of the site is needed to determine where we will put the horses, where we will put our tent and where we will stow our food for the night. Food storage is extremely important in bear country. The Park provides very nice cable systems for pulling potential bear food up into the air where it can remain suspended between two trees and out of a bear’s reach. This is the first night of our trip so we have five days worth of food for us and our horses packed into our gear. Almost

everything will have to go up the cable to the bear protected area after we have all had our supper. This would end up being a very short trip if a bear came into camp and stole all of our food on the first night. This campsite is set up for horses with tie stalls at the top of the camp. Tie stalls are a series of long U shaped enclosures that are open at the back and closed at the front. Many of the tie stall set ups in the Park are quite old and have fallen into a state of disrepair making them unsafe for usage. This particular set up did not look so bad. While some of the stalls were not very secure, we could locate three that were usable along with some space in the unusable stalls to stow saddles and tack. The boys loaded up into their stalls quite easily. Kitty was not so sure. The space to stand was about five feet wide which is wider than her stall in the trailer but she decided it looked too narrow for her. We went through the running backwards and rearing up thing followed by a lunging session several times, just like in the trailer. Finally, she loaded up in the stall. Because of her pulling backwards habits, I tie Kitty with a releasing type harness called a Blocker Tie Ring. By allowing her to release herself, she is less likely to set back and break the rope or injure herself. Unfortunately, this releasing system works too well when a horse does not have a wall or gate behind to stop her. This cost me quite a few lunging and reloading events, including one stent in the middle of the night. At more than one point, I reminded her that this type of behavior was going to get her hurt one day. Little did I know how soon she was going to find this out. Join us next issue to continue our pack trip through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There is much adventure yet to come.

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Helping Your Livestock “Chill” WRITER

Phil Rucker, Extension Livestock Agent, Davie/Yadkin counties

Keeping livestock cool isn’t rocket science, but it takes some planning. A horse’s uncanny ability to sweat, takes advantage of natural ventilation. Unless they are performing intense physical activity during the heat of the day, they generally tolerate hot, humid weather well. They can be seen grazing on hot days when other animals have retreated to the shade, but providing a few measures to help them stay cool would be appreciated. Cattle, have a limited ability to sweat and need shade and ventilation to keep cool. Pigs have limited sweat glands. They have learned to cool themselves by wallowing in mud. Goats and sheep are well adapted to tolerate hot conditions but it doesn’t hurt to provide a few “opportunities” for comfort. Domestic rabbits need to be monitored during extreme heat. Rabbits don’t sweat. They pant and radiate heat through blood vessels in their ears to cool themselves. Chickens pant and spread their wings to reduce heat trapped near their bodies. Free-range birds seek a cool spot to hang out during the heat of the day. Birds in confinement need additional ventilation to help offset the heat. Proper shade is paramount—lounging in a forested area is much cooler than a barn with a hot tin roof and insufficient ventilation. Situating a barn or coop where it can take advantage of prevailing breezes will be much cooler. Shade cloth (available at most hardware stores) can be easily stretched over a wooden frame, creating shade quickly in nearly any location. Water is the most important basic need; even more so than food. Cool, clean fresh water cools the animal internally and helps regulate body temperature. Water intake can increase by 50% in hot weather, so plenty of fresh water is essential. Providing species-specific salt and trace mineral blocks can increase water intake and balance electrolyte levels. When rinsing animals, don’t use cold water—it can constrict blood vessels in ya d ki n va l l e y magazi n

the skin, reducing how much is cooled. Digestion produces a surprising amount of heat. Feeding in the evening shifts this heat production to a cooler time of the day and reduces activity during the heat of the day. Avoid riding your horses or working and processing your livestock when it’s hot. Muscle movement increases body

temperature. If this isn’t possible, perform the activities early in the morning, before the heat buildup begins Following these tips can help keep your animals happy and thriving through the summer months. For more information, contact the Cooperative Extension Center in your county or contact your local veterinarian.

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Hen Care and Egg Production Tips writer & photo

Shannon Holden

Shannon Holden has an Associate Degree in Applied Animal Science Technology from Wilkes Community College. She is In process of obtaining the Associate Degree in Horticulture Technology.

Last issue we talked about the care of baby chicks. This month we are focusing on the care of hens and their egg production. I know from my experiences with my back yard flock that chickens are hard work. They are messy and even though they are small animals they can eat a lot of food. For laying hens, feed them a good quality brand of lay crumbles or pellets that has a lot of protein. Be sure they have plenty of fresh clean water. I find it best to keep them in a coop with a fenced area around them. That way they have extra space, can get outside to soak in some sun and graze on the ground. At night they have a safe place to stay. Some people let their hens free-range (let them roam loose) but they are safer from predators in the setup I have described. Predators are a pain and can cause a whole lot of damage to your flock and wallet. So be sure to inspect your setup and keep an eye out for any ways a predator could get in and affect your flock. Predators can even bring in diseases that can be harmful. The most common ones are hawks, foxes, owls, coyotes, weasels, possums, skunks, raccoons and dogs. 116

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Hen spacing is important because every hen is different and unique in their own way, just like humans. Allow each hen to have at least 4 square feet of floor space. Make sure you have enough nesting boxes for the amount of birds you have in one area. Usually having one nesting box for 4 hens is best. Cleanliness is important so keep fresh straw or shavings in their boxes. A question I hear a lot is, “What is the difference between white eggs and brown eggs?” My answer back is, “Absolutely nothing.” Other than what kind of chicken it comes from and size, that’s all. People have different opinions and that’s OK, but when it comes down to specifically the yolk, there’s no difference. The difference in taste is whether you get farm fresh eggs or store bought eggs. There are several different breeds of chickens and some lay different colors of eggs. You can tell what color of egg the hen will lay by the color of their ear lobe. Just a few examples of this is a Rhode Island Red will lay a brown colored egg. A Leghorn will lay a white egg and an Ameraucana hen will lay a blueish/greenish egg. A chicken will lay an egg a day so be sure to gather them daily. Whether you’re gathering them for yourself or to sell, you need to be sure they are fresh and clean. When washing your eggs you’ll want the water to be very warm and scrub lightly without breaking it. Then dry with a towel, label the egg carton with the date, and store in the refrigerator. If you happen to miss one, then no worries. There is a way to test it to see if it’s fresh or stale. You can fill a bowl of water and stick the egg down in it. If it touches the bottom the egg is still good, however, if it floats then you better get rid of it. A good source for more information on hens and eggs is a book by Gail Damerow, Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens. yad kin valley ma gaz

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You’ll see these memo books in antique stores, usually there are a few at household estate auctions and of course, on places like ebay. Remember this Hint.. it’s not as obvious as it seems! It wasn’t an actual can of snuff.

The What Is That? In the May/June magazine was an advertising note pad or memo book.

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continues from page 103 festival's energizing cheerleaders. Arrive early to enjoy the Little Tomato Sprout Pageant, the Little Mater Sprout Contest and the Little Tommy Toe Contest. After all the appreciative “oohs and ahs” of the children's ceremonies, a fiercely competitive tomato eating contest literally gets the juices flowing. For those wanting a little more control over that luscious tomato juice, the hallmark Southern summer staple—the tomato sandwich—is the answer. Keep in mind, tomato sandwich “recipes” are legion. Every family has its own secret combination of tomato slices, a particular brand of mayonnaise, salt and black pepper that is nestled lovingly between two slices of white sandwich bread. Before sampling all the other yummy, freshly prepared food offerings, a festival tomato sandwich is just the ticket to whet the appetite. Come join the fun. Mark calendars for Saturday, August 18th, 9:00 to 3:00, and help celebrate the 12th annual Woodleaf Tomato Festival. For more information and to inquire about booth options or parade entries, please contact the festival organizers Libby Watson: 704-278-4456 and Linda Bailey 704-278-4703.

Unity Presbyterian Church is located at 815 Woodleaf Barber Road, Cleveland, NC 27013. Ample free parking is available in a freshly mowed field beside the church.

Dwayne’s article got us craving a tomato sandwich. So, just let us wrap up this story with a home-made tomato sandwich, slatered in mayo, topped with cheese and since we were out of light bread, on a hamburger bun, served with a side of BBQ chips. ya d ki n va l l e y magazi n

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The Business Section

Your Edward Jones Financial Advisors are, left to right: Paul Bunke, Tanner Joyce, Tammy Joyce, Dale Draughn, Aaron Misenheimer, Frank Beal, Chris Funk, Doug Draughn, Deanna Chilton, Kody Easter, Barry Revis

Help Protect Vulnerable Family Members from Scam Artists If you have older family members whose cognitive functions or decisionmaking abilities have declined, or who are lonely or recently widowed, you might need to help protect them against financial scams. What steps should you take? First of all, try to gain a good sense of their overall financial activity. Look for red flags, such as a reluctance to discuss money matters, consistently unpaid bills, unexplained withdrawals, mysterious wire transfers or a sudden need to purchase large quantities of gift cards. And watch out for new “best friends” or caretakers who show an unusual interest in your loved one’s finances. Whether or not you’ve observed any of these activities, you can help your elderly family members by making these moves:

Have checks (such as Social Security payments) directly deposited. You can help your family members avoid a lot of potential trouble by having their checks deposited directly into their bank accounts.

Get on a “do not call” list. Telephone scammers are persistent and devious. By registering your family members’ house and cell phones at, you may be able to reduce their exposure to unwanted calls.

Seek permission to become a joint account owner. By becoming a joint account owner on your elderly family members’ checking and savings accounts, you can review statements for suspicious activity. Of course, your loved ones may be initially reluctant to add your name, but if you have a good relationship with them, you should be able to explain the benefits.

Obtain power of attorney. By creating a power of attorney, your loved ones can designate you or another trusted relative or friend to assist with their finances now – for day-to-day assistance and protection from scammers – and later, should they become incapacitated. Again, you will need to employ some sensitivity when discussing this issue.

Shred bank statements, credit card offers and notices of lottery or sweepstakes winnings. One of the most useful gifts you can give to your elderly family members may be a shredder. Encourage them to use it to shred old bank statements, credit card offers and other financial documents.

Check references of caretakers. As mentioned above, some caretakers are, unfortunately, dishonest. Before you hire one, check out this person’s references. And even when you do, be careful – scam artists have been known to use accomplices as references, so you will need to be thorough in your research and questions.

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Get to know your family members’ financial advisors. If possible, become acquainted with your older family members’ financial advisors. Any reputable advisor will welcome a connection with their clients’ loved ones. And if you are involved in any estate plans, this multi-generational relationship will prove beneficial for everyone. Ask to meet any new "friends" they have met online. When someone is lonely, they become vulnerable to online friendships. Sometimes, these new friends make promises of meeting, but never show – and then they suddenly need money for one reason or another. It can be challenging to guard against all threats posed by the scammers of the world. But by staying alert and taking the appropriate preventive actions, you may be able to help safeguard your loved ones’ financial security.

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Business Moves

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Backyard friends planning another adventure. so much fun. Even the recycle cart was THE clubhouse for several weeks (they’d dump out all the recyclables and use it, then put them all back). I’ve loved watching how inventive these kids are with their games. They play a sprinkler game where you have to find materials like chairs and cardboard to cover and keep from getting wet. They fill up containers with water and sit inside them to cool off. I taught them the Sticky Willy game that I played as a kid. Sticky Willy or Cleavers are a tall weed with tiny white flowers that sticks to clothes. To play one person gathers a whole bunch and chases after the other kids throwing pieces at them. If it sticks to you, you get to be it too. Everyone chases each other throwing plants until all have been caught by Sticky Willies. My 9 year old son still loves looking for rocks and critters. But now he wants to know how to use garden tools, help mow on our old Snapper, and play catch, basketball or bombardment with my exercise ball. We love trying new chemistry reactions that are messy, colorful and a little explosive. I think exploring with your kid in your yard helps you be a kid again and that’s the best magic of all. ya d ki n va l l e y magazi n

Dr. Brandy Grubb, DVM and Dr. Roger Holt, DVM

Yadkin Veterinary Hospital welcomes new Doctor Dr. Roger Holt, DVM, owner of the Yadkin Veterinary Hospital has practiced veterinary medicine for 42 years. This year he welcomes Dr. Brandy Grubb, DVM to his staff. Dr. Grubb is a 2018 graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, West Indies, fulfilling a childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian. She began working with Dr. Holt in her senior year of high school. Brandy did her Ross senior year clinical work in Virginia and was pleased to have her new job in Yadkinville. She grew up in the Wyo community. 2018 has been a spectacular year for Brandy; newly wed in her husband’s home church of South Oak Ridge, she is fortunate to have her dream come true, a new husband and a new job in Yadkinville with Dr. Holt. Does she prefer large or small animals? “I love all animals,” she replied without hesitation. Do you have animals of your own at home? “I do, Brandy answered, “and my heart is my blue heeler (American cattle dog) who goes everywhere with me even to my South Florida graduation and the beach.” There is no doubt her friendly nature and ready smile will endure her to animal owners as well as the animals she treats. For more info: Yadkin Veterinary Hospital 5532 US Hwy 601 Yadkinville 336-679-8832

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The Greatest Force On Earth

Closing Devotions WRITER

Sandra Miller

When you think of the greatest force on earth, what do you picture? A tornado or hurricane? An angry ocean? Or maybe you sum it up by saying it’s God’s power extended to earth. As powerful as these are, all these pale in comparison to the force and strength of God’s love. So all the strength building you can do will never move mountains. Without God’s kind of love, you’re a weak specimen. God’s kind of love is unconditional. Religion bases God’s love on our performance—being good enough to qualify. But the truth is, none of us can ever be that good. Why is it so hard to believe that God loves you just as you are? You might think that kind of thinking gives license to sin. On the contrary, an experiential knowledge of God’s unconditional love should motivate us to operate in love. continues on page 128

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Ephesians 3:19 tells us we can “know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge, that you might be filled with all the fullness of God.” To know God’s kind of love is more than mere head knowledge. Wrong thinking interferes with experiencing God’s love. If we look at our circumstances and blame God, we’re not experiencing His love. God doesn’t have love, He is love. He can’t feel or do anything outside of His unconditional love. Receiving God’s love is the key for walking in love and walking in love enables us to treat others with an attitude of love. Love is kind. Compassion might take the shirt off your back and hand it to another, but First Corinthians 13 (the love chapter) says you can have all kinds of gifts, but without God’s kind of love, they are of no significance. If you have enough faith to move a mountain, but lack love, you have nothing. Love forgives. It’s impossible to walk

in love and hold a grudge. “But you don’t know what they did to me” you may be thinking. I didn’t say it was easy. Forgiveness is a decision. Make a decision to forgive and your feelings will eventually catch up. After all, what has God forgiven you from? Unforgiveness is a heavy load to carry. Jesus said to cast our care over on Him. Your steps will be a lot lighter, if you do. Love is not easily provoked. Nothing will turn a situation around quicker than if you refuse to accept the temptation to walk in strife. Strife hinders our prayers and opens the door for every evil work. Love never fails. Prophecies fail, tongues cease, and knowledge fades. But God’s kind of love will give strength to endure when the going gets rough. To understand God’s love, we must understand that He is a Spirit, and if we are going to love as He loves, we must do so from a born-again spirit within us. We must realize that we are

in Christ, born from above. Natural man cannot love others as Christ loves us. Many people are still looking at the Old Testament Covenant as examples of how God deals with humankind, but we are under the New Covenant, and God is not imputing our sins unto us today. His love for you and me is not dependent upon our performance or good deeds. Again, God loves us because He is love. There is faith and there is hope, but it behooves us to remember that the greater of these is love—God’s kind of love.

Sandra welcomes you to contact her if you need prayer for salvation. You can also order her book “When Mountains Move” and music CDs at or 4324 Mt. Bethel Ch. Rd., East Bend, NC 27018. Phone: 336-699-3757

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Yadkin Valley Magazine July-August 2018  

Lifestyle magazine for Northwest North Carolina's Yadkin Valley Wine Region featuring it's people, places and delicious Southern foods.

Yadkin Valley Magazine July-August 2018  

Lifestyle magazine for Northwest North Carolina's Yadkin Valley Wine Region featuring it's people, places and delicious Southern foods.