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Local boy killed in ATV wreck

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Highway Patrol Trooper Matt Mitchell was hit by a vehicle and seriously injured while working on U.S. 19 in Madison County Tuesday evening.


By Jonathan Austin Yancey County News North Carolina Trooper Matthew Mitchell had his badge wrapped with a black ribbon Tuesday in memory of Gene DeMuth, a Rocky Mount trooper who died on duty last Saturday when he was struck by a car. Mitchell almost suffered a similar fate Tuesday afternoon when he was hit by an SUV on U.S. 19 after he had stopped a vehicle for a tag violation. Mitchell, who was standing near the driver’s door of the car he had stopped near the Crooked Creek Road intersection, was hit and thrown over 50

feet down the road. He was airlifted to Mission Hospital and taken to neurosurgery for a head injury Tuesday evening, officials said. He remained in critical condition Wednesday. Troopers, deputies with the Madison County Sheriff’s Department, and EMS closed off the eastbound lane of U.S, 19 at the accident scene Tuesday evening. Accident scene investigators with the Highway Patrol were taking measurements and gathering evidence, while a Highway Patrol helicopter overflew the road getting aerial images of the scene. See Page 10

By Jonathan Austin Yancey County News Hundreds of neighbors and friends packed Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home Wednesday for the funeral of a Yancey boy who died last Friday in a violent ATV accident in Pensacola. Another local boy was seriously injured in the accident. Andy Kevin James Bagwell, 14, of NC 197 S., was killed Sept. 7 while riding as a passenger on a Yamaha 660 Grizzly all-terrain vehicle driven by 14-yearold Nathaniel David Higgins of 205 Hill S i d e D r i v e , Andy Bagwell Burnsville. Sgt. R.L. Deaton of the North Carolina Highway Patrol said the two were riding the ATV north on N.C. 197 when it ran off the right side of the road and flipped repeatedly, throwing the two boys and knocking down six metal fence posts. Bagwell was thrown forward and came to rest on the asphalt road, while Higgins apparently stayed on the vehicle a moment more and was thrown onto the grass shoulder. “There were no marks” suggesting that Higgins braked or jerked the vehicle to the right, Deaton said. There was “nothing to indicate why they ran off the road.” He said the 600-pound Yamaha rolled “multiple times” before ending up submerged in a roadside pond. Deaton said it appears Bagwell died instantly while Higgins suffered “lacerations to his head; lacerations everywhere.” He said Higgins was talking at the scene but “in and out of consciousness” by the time he was airlifted to Johnson City Medical Center. See Page 10

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Reader wonders who keeps Romney company?

“A man is known by the company he keeps.” (old proverb). Question: So who keeps Mitt company? Answer: Millionaires and Billionaires. As Mitt said at the Daytona 500, he didn’t know any of the drivers, but “I have some great friends who are NASCAR owners.” That’s the kind of guy he is, just plain folks like you and me. And he likes to hang out with billionaires who give him lots of money, like: Sheldon Edelson, personal wealth estimated at 24.9 billion, whose money comes from gambling casinos in China and Las Vegas; and Donald Trump, who inherited a fortune, lost it, went bankrupt and got rich again on gambling casinos; and the Koch brothers, Charles and David, who inherited their money too, but have built it into an even larger fortune in the oil and gas pipeline business with annual revenues of 98 billion; and scores of anonymous, wealthy donors to Mitt’s campaign who have contributed hundreds of millions of dollars in secret. Just plain folks, like Mitt. So who will Mitt be listening to? Whose calls will he be answering when his phone rings? The plutocrats of today; the elite who exert their power over the rest of us ordinary middle

class folks. And Mitt will be beholden to them and obligated to serve their interests ahead of ours. Mitt says he never ran an ordinary business. Bain was not a retail or manufacturing business. Bain Capital was an investment house that speculated on buying and selling other companies. It was fabulously successful during the boom years of the 1990’s before the markets crashed. Mitt got out before that happened. Mitt amassed a personal fortune during those years. His IRA is estimated to be between 20 and 100 million dollars. (This puts it in the top 1/100th of 1 percent of all IRAs. (He still won’t release any more of his tax returns. There must be something so excruciatingly embarrassing and revealing in them that he has to hide from public scrutiny.) So he knows investing. But his goal was always to make as much money as possible for his clients even if that meant forcing companies into bankruptcy in order to make a profit. It had nothing to do with job creation as a motive. In contrast to Mitt, President Theodore Roosevelt also came from a privileged background of wealth and influence. But Roosevelt clearly stood for the common man and woman. In 1912 he proposed universal health insurance as a way to promote a

strong and healthy nation. (No Mitt; no vouchers for T.R.). He fought the plutocrats of his day: John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, J. P. Morgan, and so many others who exploited farmers and workers, fixed prices, and manipulated the markets for their personal wealth. T.R. broke up their monopolies, used government regulations to protect the ordinary worker, and he protected the land from uncontrolled development by establishing the national park system. He earned his place on Mt. Rushmore keeping company with Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln. And what about Mitt and the friends he keeps company with? Whose interests will Mitt serve first? Yours and mine? Not likely. With Mitt and his friends in control we’ll have the Kpch brother’s oil wells towering over Cape Hatteras Light House. The oil companies 4 billion dollar subsidies will grow even fatter. The Great Smokies will be clear cut for pulp mills and condominiums, and there will be casinos on every main street in the land. So don’t worry about a monument for Mitt. He’ll be smiling down from his monumental retreat in the Cayman Islands. Rob Grenell, Burnsville

Rules limit reasons why insurance companies can raise rates By Kathleen Sebelius Secretary of Health and Human Services The Affordable Care Act holds insurance companies accountable and puts more money back into the pockets of Americans across the country. According to a new report, consumers saved over $2 billion because of new rules that protect people from insurance industry abuses. As a former insurance commissioner, I’m familiar with how alone consumers can feel when dealing with their insurance companies. Under the health care law, insurers are finally being held accountable to their policyholders. For the first time ever, new rate review rules in the health care law prevent insurance companies in all states from raising rates with no accountability or transparency.


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Forty-five states and the District of Columbia have received $160 million in grants to increase their oversight of premium hikes. Some states, like Nevada, are using the funds to better educate consumers about the resources available to them. Others – like Mississippi and South Dakota – have used the money to add new consumer protections. In these states, officials can not only review rate hikes, but can also reject those hikes that are not justified. And more improvements in states around the country are on the way. Last September, we also put in place new rules that ensure that every single rate increase of 10 percent or more is reviewed on either the state or federal level. For the first time, we have been able to guarantee Americans that no matter what state they live in, insurers will no longer be able to raise their rates by double digits without justification. These rules make the insurance marketplace more transparent and more competitive. And the new report shows that these rules are beginning to work. Of the double digit rate hikes that have been reviewed, half of them have been reduced or withdrawn altogether. That’s saved nearly 800,000 Americans an estimated $148 million. When you look at all reductions to pro-

posed rate hikes, including those below 10 percent, consumers have saved an estimated $1 billion. And that only begins to capture the effect of the law’s new protections. For example, these numbers don’t count the countless additional rate hikes that insurance companies decided not to try, knowing they could no longer do so without increased scrutiny. These rules work hand in hand with other provisions of the law that save money for consumers. Thanks to the law’s 80/20 rule, 13 million Americans will benefit from an additional $1.1 billion in rebates. That rule sets a maximum amount of Americans’ premiums insurers may spend on overhead like marketing and bonuses and requires them to pay their customers the difference if they exceed that limit. Added together, these reforms have saved consumers an estimated $2.1 billion in the last year. What the report documents is a health insurance market that’s finally starting to work for consumers the way markets are supposed to. Instead of being able to raise rates without any consequences, insurers are being forced to offer more competitive prices. And consumers are getting more information to help them shop around for the best deal.

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Town council gets draft of proposed sign ordinance

By Mariel Williams for the Yancey County News The Burnsville Planning Board hopes to present a new sign ordinance to the Burnsville Town Council next month. The council looked at a rough draft of the proposed ordinance at their regular meeting Thursday. Board Chairman Dean Gates said the board has been working for nine months to produce an ordinance that will improve the town’s appearance without unduly burdening businesses. “That’s not a finished product, but it’s very close to a finished product,” he said. “I believe we can have everything wrapped up and back to you by next month, by your next meeting.” The council also discussed Captain Otway Burns Day, a revision to the town’s personnel policy, use of the Town Square, and the placement of public art, amongst other regular business. The Planning Board has held a town meeting and public forum to seek input on the proposed ordinance. “We studied other small towns which we felt like measured up to what we wanted to do,” Gates said. “We have tried to really involve the citizens of Burnsville.” Once the ordinance is completed and adopted, the board is moving on to planning streetscapes and making the town more pedestrian-friendly. At the board’s recommendation, the council voted to hire a firm called Destination By Design to help with these projects. Council member Bill Wheeler said Destination By Design made a good presentation to the board. “I was at that interview, and they were very impressive,” he said. Personnel policy The council discussed whether or not to allow new employees to use sick leave accrued while working for other governments (state or local), either as sick leave or as time to

count towards their retirement. In the end, the council approved a motion by member Ruth Banks to use the accrued leave to count toward retirement but not when the employee becomes sick. Council member Ron Powell voted against the motion. Mayor McIntosh and council members Wheeler and Judy Buchanan supported it. “I like the first [option],” Powell said. “The first one, you know if somebody has been in the employ of a local or state government’s retirement system and has been accruing sick leave, they should be able to use it as they continue their employment at another government.” Public art Powell made a motion to allow the Public Arts Board to use two walls of the Town Center for public art display. Powell suggested the change to facilitate a specific art project: A piece proposed by Yancey artist Robert Johnson, who wishes to create a mural for Burnsville at cost, donating his labor. Other members of the council expressed concern at the idea of losing control of the aesthetics of the building. “I have mixed feelings,” Buchanan said. Banks was also concerned: “I just wonder if it’s going to open a whole keg of nails with a lot of other artists. … If we did it I’d restrict it to just the one artist.” Wheeler supported the plan. “I’m going to second that,” he said. “I think it would be a sin to pass that opportunity up.” Banks and Buchanan agreed that they might support the plan after they had more time to consider it. They voted against, and Powell indicated he would bring the motion again next meeting. Town Square usage R o n n i e Ti p t o n , B u r n s v i l l e ’s c o d e enforcement officer and building inspector,

said that it has been difficult to manage events on the Burnsville Town Square because people wishing to use the square do not always turn their registration information in on time. The council agreed to allow a group called The Rural Academy Theater to hold a performance on the square on Oct. 11. The road around the square will be closed on the south side, with half the streetlights turned off to assist the performance. The road will also be closed and the lights turned off for Stars on the Square on Oct. 20.

Otway Burns Day Mayor Danny McIntosh proclaimed Oct. 4 Otway Burns Day. Burnsville is named after Captain Burns, a War of 1812 privateer and North Carolina state senator. Jerry Higgins of the War of 1812 Historical Society will make a presentation on Burns Oct. 4 at 5:30 p.m. Glass in the Mountains The council briefly discussed several upcoming community events, including Glass in the Mountains, an open studio tour of different glass artists in Mitchell and Yancey counties Sept. 21-23. There will also be a Fall Festival on Sept. 29 in the morning, followed by Mountains and Music that evening, and there will be a tour of homes in Yancey County in October to fund Mayland Community College scholarships.

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Schools noted for top honors Recently North Carolina received approval from the United States Department of Education (USED) to implement a differentiated system of recognition, accountability, and support for schools. As a result, each year NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI) will identify the state’s top-performing Title I Schools. Attaining this top recognition, know as Reward Schools, is no small accomplishment on the individual school’s part. A “reward school” is a school that, based on the most recent data available, has been identified as among the highest ten percent (10%) of all Title I schools in one of two categories. A reward school is: Category 1) a Title I school considered to have sustained the highest performance on student achievement over a number of years; or Category 2) a Title I school that has made the most progress in improving student achievement over a number of years. Beginning with the 2012-13 school year, 120 Title I schools comprise the State’s list of

reward schools. Eighty-one (81) schools are identified as Category 1 or highest-performing and thirty-nine (39) schools are identified as Category 2 or high-progress. Reward schools will be recognized by the State during the year in which schools are identified. Congratulations to Cane River Middle School, East Yancey Middle School, and Micaville Elementary School. The faculties and staffs of these three schools have exhibited excellence by helping students achieve Category 1, academic performance for three consecutive years. These three schools are among the 81 public schools in North Carolina that sustained the highest performance on student achievement over the past three years. Only 7 of the 81 schools from all across the state to be recognized were middle schools. “This sustained mark of excellence by our two middle schools is something Yancey County can be very proud of” states Yancey County Superintendent, Dr. Tony Tipton. The school board recognized these three schools at its September school board meeting.

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Local farm wins at Mountain State Fair

A Yancey County llama farm found the spotlight in the llama show during the opening weekend at the N.C. Mountain State Fair in Fletcher. In the non-breeders halter reserve category, the grand champion was Kapitan Nemo, shown by Ted Spirakis of Wellspring Farm in Bee Log.

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Obituaries Edith Woodby

Edith Woodby, 79, of Byrd Branch passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at her home. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Emma Bryant. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Nider Mitchell and a brother, Willie Bryant. She was a member of WM Borings Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband: George Woodby; two daughters, Wanda Woodby of Green Mountain and Elizabeth Caudill and husband, Allen, of Burnsville; two sons: Fred Woodby and wife, Donna, and Ted Woodby and wife, Kathy, all of Burnsville; eight grandchildren: Jennifer Kerley, Denise Baker, Deirdre Caudill, Phillip Caudill, Jeffrey Adam Caudill, Abbie Davis, Amber Woodby and Andrew George Woodby; and four great-grandchildren: Alex, Emily, Jordan and Gabriel. Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. The Rev. Dale Laws will officiate. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Woodby Family Cemetery on Byrd Branch. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:30 p.m. Friday prior to the service at the funeral home.

Robert ‘Hoss’ Tipton Jr.

Robert “Hoss” Tipton Jr. 81, of Burnsville, died Monday Sept. 10, 2012, at his home. A native of Mitchell County, he was a son of the late Robert Tipton Sr. and Mae Upton Burroughs. He was an Army veteran, having served during the Korean War. Hoss was a wildlife officer for a number of years; he was owner and operator of Tipton Motors, but his passion for many years was long-haul trucking. Surviving are his loving wife of 61 years, Helen Padgett Tipton; daughter Sylvia Anglin and husband, Bill, of Burnsville; son Randall Tipton and wife, Jennifer, of Lawndale; sister Doris Tipton of Louisville, Ky.; grandchildren: John Honeycutt and Matthew and Michael Tipton; step-grandchildren Kent Anglin and wife, Tammy and Bobby Anglin and wife, Amanda; step-great-grandchildren Kara, Carson and Caden Anglin, and several nieces and nephews. Graveside service was Thursday, at Beaver Dam Baptist Church Cemetery in Shelby. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Yancey County, 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.

William Edwin Gouge

William Edwin Gouge 93, of Windom, died Friday, September 7, 2012. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Perry D. and Eva Griffith Gouge. Ed was a WWII Army Air Corps veteran where he became a pilot. He and his wife, Johnnie, owned and operated Ed Gouge General Merchandise. He was preceded in death by siblings: Lillian Robinson, Paulette Black, Reid Gouge and Betty Revis. Ed was a member and past Master of Burnsville Lodge #717 A.F. & A.M. He was a member of Celo United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife of 55 years: Johnnie Robinson Gouge; a son: William

Edwin Gouge Jr. of Charlotte; and a daughter: Lynn G. Wheeler and husband, Tommy, of Burnsville. A memorial service was Wednesday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. The Rev. Tommy Robertson and Dr. Gwen Harris officiated. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Yancey County, 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.

Andy Bagwell

Andy Bagwell, 14 year old son of Kevin and Stephanie Peterson Bagwell, died Friday Sept. 7, 2012. Andy was a freshman at Mountain Heritage High School. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, sports and riding his motorcycle. He enjoyed attending Pensacola Free Will Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, James Stuart Bagwell. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his grandparents: Doug and Bonnie Peterson of Green Mountain, Lynn Hensley Bagwell of Burnsville; great grandmother: Ruby Honeycutt and Betty Honeycutt both of Yancey County; uncles and aunts: Travis and Kim Bagwell, Greg and Kim Bagwell, Alan and Christen Bagwell, Stanley and Tammie Holloway all of Yancey County; cousins: Lydon, Mason, Dalton, Dylan, Deanna, Montana, and Stormy all of whom he loved dearly. Several great aunts and uncles and. other cousins and many, many friends also survive. Funeral was Wednesday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. The Revs. Norman Lovelace and Bradley Boone officiated. Burial was in the Bagwell Family Cemetery.

husband, Barry, of South Toe; a son, Mark Whitson and wife, Mary, of Johnson City; one sister, Faye Fox of Burnsville, and a brother, Hugh Whitson and wife, Alice, of Green Mountain; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral was Sunday in the chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. The Rev. Jeff Reecer and the Rev. Marvin Hensley officiated. Graveside services were Monday in the Hughes Cemetery on Big Creek.

Viola McCurry

Viola McCurry, 94, of Burnsville passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late George Wash and Annis Wilson McCurry, and the wife of Carl McCurry, who died in 1971. She was also preceded in death by a son, Donald McCurry; a grandson, Carl Fender; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Silas McCurry. Viola was a member of Bald Mountain Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Atlas Fender and Ruth Pate; a son, Dennis McCurry and wife, Frances, all of Burnsville; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren and a

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Obituaries the Rev. Clint Pollard officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30P p.m. until the service hour at the church. Interment will follow at Harrell Family Cemetery on Harrell Hill Farms with the North Carolina Honor Guard conducting Military Graveside Honors. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Mitchell County 236 Hospital Drive Michael Alan Street Spruce Pine, NC 28777 or Lees-McRae Michael Alan Street, 49, of Buladean, College PO Box 128 Banner Elk, NC passed away on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, 28604. at Mission Hospital. A native of Mitchell County, he was a son of R.L. and Barbara Lois Harrison Pendley Garland Street. He was also preceded in death by grandparents, Nave and Frances Lois Harrison Pendley, 91, of Cabin Street and Claude and Frances (Tottie) Road in Spruce Pine died Monday, Sept. Garland; aunts and uncles, N.F. and Hazel 10, 2012, at Brian Center Health & Rehab Street, Christine Moody, Ronald Street in Spruce Pine. and Dale Garland. He worked at Buchanan Born in Mitchell County on Dec. 2, and Young Chrysler Dodge Jeep for 27 1920, she was the daughter of the late C.O. years where he was a SAE Certified and Ora Lee Turbyfill Harrison. In addition mechanic and service manager. Michael loved working on cars, racing, fishing and camping. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his children: Devin Shane Street, Michael Alexander Street and Will Morphy; fiancĂŠ, Elizabeth Morphy; brothers Randy Street and wife, Rhonda, Keith Street and wife, Dawn, and Ronnie Street and wife, Debbie; nieces Misty Hollifield and husband, Brandon, Kaylia Street, Amberly Biddix and husband, Tyler, and Autumn Thompson; great-niece and great-nephew Keiara Shea Laws and Mason Hollifield; several aunts, uncles and many friends. Funeral wasTuesday in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. The Rev. Billy Stewart and the Rev. Darryl Huskins officiated. Burial was in the Edwards Cemetery at Fork Mountain. Memorial donations may be made to the family to help with expenses. great-great-great grandchild. Funeral services was Thursday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Roscoe Briggs Jr. officiated. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Wilson Cemetery at Bald Mountain.

Aden Harrell Aden (A. D.) Harrell, 95, of Bakersville, passed away Sept. 11, 2012, at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. He was a son of the late Luther and Arizona Byrd Harrell. A. D. was a farmer and a teacher. He was a Navy veteran, and taught school for 23 years where he enjoyed coaching basketball. He was a former chairman of The Mitchell County School Board, and former president of Mitchell County Farm Bureau. He was also former director for NC Farm Bureau. an avid outdoorsman and sportsman, and a strong supporter of The North Carolina Wildlife Commission. Survivors include his wife Geneva Horne Harrell, of the home, sons Doug Harrell and wife, Barbara, and Larry Harrell all of Bakersville; daughters Judy Portlock and husband, David, of New York, and Rose Marie Johnson and husband, Tony, of Clyde; three sisters: Edna H. Ham, of Jefferson, Juanita Harbour of Cameron, and Carol Harrell, of Salisbury, one brother, Bruce Herrell of Bakersville; 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by sisters Helen H. Bryant and Mildred H. Smith. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 at 3 p.m. in Bear Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Chris Rathbone and

to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Pendley Sr., who passed away in 1996. She was also preceded in death by her grandchild. Elizabeth Dwan Pendley; sisters Ruth Sharkey, Jennie Starrett, and Pearl Amick; and her brothers: Charles, Fred, Donald, Ernest, and Bill Harrison. She was a member of the Beaver Creek Baptist Church and was a member of the W.M.U. of the Beaver Creek Baptist Church. The funeral was with the Rev. Brandon Pitman officiating. Interment will be in the Spruce Pine Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Pendley is survived by her son; Troy Pendley Jr. and wife, Martha, of Spruce Pine; her grandson, Tommy Pendley and wife, Heather, of Spruce Pine; her greatgranddaughter, Hannah Elizabeth Pendley of Spruce Pine and great grandson Gabriel Thomas Pendley of Spruce Pine; and a sister, Jessie Sneed, of Marion,

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Regional Market Reports

Which markets offer Yancey farmers the best return on their investment? Should they head west, east or south? Agriculture and food industries accounted for $29,057,488 in Yancey County income in 2000, or 7.77 percent of the total county income. Livestock, poultry, and their products accounted for 23 percent of the total agricultural market. So this list recounts the prices in the last week at regional farm markets.

STATE FARMERS MARKET: Farmers Wholesale Price: Apples: (25lb Box)12.00 Beans (green) 25lb box 20.00-23.00 Beets(25 lb bag) 20.00; Backberries(flat) 23.00; Blueberries (flat) 20.00-22.00; Cabbage (50 lb crate) (pointed head & round) 12.00-15.00; Corn-white or yellow (4 1/2dz. Crate) 15.00; (5dz. Bag 15.00);Cucumbers Long Green(3/4 Bu) 18.00 Cucumbers Pickling (3/4 Bushel) 20.00-28.00; Eggplant (1/2 bushel) 15.00-16.00 Grapes (muscadine)Flat 28.00 Okra (25lb box) 15.0018.00 Potatoes Red or White (1bu.) 20.00WNC Regional Livestock Center, Canton. Weighted Average Report for Monday Aug 27, 2012 Cattle Receipts: 319 Last Week: 273 Last Year: 420 25.00; Sweet Potatoes (40 lb box) 12.00-15.00Slaughter cattle trended 2.00 to 4.00 higher. Feeder cattle trended mostly steady. Slaughter cows 22.00, Peaches (1/2bu) 12.00-15.00;Peas(1 made up 16 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 4 percent, replacement cows 4 percent, and 1/9 bushel) 15.00-22.00;Peanuts (30 lb bag) feeders 76 percent. The feeder supply included 38 percent steers, 32 percent heifers, and 30 35.00; Pepper (Bell 1 1/9 bu) 18.00-22.00; percent bulls. Near 34 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs. Potatoes, Red or White 20.00-25.00;Field Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1 - 2 Peas 20.00-22.00(bushel) Squash Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price Carolina Stockyards, (Yellow) (1/2 bushel) 12.00; (3/4 1 190-190 190 182.50 182.50 bushel) 20.00;Squash zucchini (1/2 3 265-295 278 172.50-190.00 180.03 Siler City Report bu box) 12.00;(3/4 bushel) 20.00; 5 315-345 330 135.00-175.00 153.77 3 355-360 357 140.00-170.00 150.78 for Friday Aug 31, Tomatoes,slicing(Field) (25 lb box) 8 450-478 466 137.50-148.00 145.09 8.00-14.00; Tomatoes, German Johnson 2012 5 515-525 522 136.00-137.00 136.80 (25 lb. box) $30.00; Tomatoes,Grape 10 570-595 581 112.50-138.00 132.68 Goats, per head: (12 pt. flat) 15.00; Tomatoes, Cherry 10 615-645 629 123.00-132.00 128.57 0(62) Slaughter and (12 pt. flat) 20.00; Tomatoes, Roma 5 660-694 687 127.50-128.00 127.60 lb. box)14.00-15.00;Watermelons, 5 705-725 714 112.00-126.00 121.60 Replacement Classes: (25 1.00-3.50 each, (Bin) 90.00-120.00. 3 813-813 813 120.00 120.00 Wholesale Dealer Price: Apples (traypack Small 1 - 2 100 count) WA Red Delicious 1 570-570 570 107.00 107.00 Kids: Selection 1 under carton 1 600-600 600 112.00 112.00 (traypack car ton) 38.65-44.55, 20 lbs 32.50-45.00, 20- WA Golden Delicious (Traypack 1 705-705 705 108.00 108.00 Medium and Large 3 40 lbs 50.00-60.00, carton)37.00-47.00, Granny Smith 1 370-370 370 146.00 146.00 (traypack carton) 34.00-39.50; 1 490-490 490 115.00 115.00 40-60 lbs 70.00-80.00, WA Gala WA 32.00-36.00; WA Fuji 1 515-515 515 110.00 110.00 60-80 lbs 85.00-90.00; (Traypack carton)38.00-41.00; WA 1 625-625 625 115.00 115.00 Lady (Traypack Carton) 38.001 675-675 675 106.00 106.00 Selection 2 20-40 lbs Pink 41.50; Asparagus (11 lb carton) 33.351 885-885 885 86.00 86.00 30.00. 36.25; Bananas (40 lb carton) 21.40Holstein Large 3 1 310-310 310 68.00 68.00 23.00; Beans-Round Green (1 1/9 Yearlings: Selection 1 370-370 370 65.00 65.00 carton)18.00-21.95, Pole (1 1/9 1 60-80 lbs 105.00- bushel 2 400-425 413 62.50-77.00 69.97 bushel)23.00-24.00; Beets (25lb sack) 1 480-480 480 80.00 80.00 120.00, 80-100 lbs 12.50-15.45; Blueberries (Flat 12 1-pint 1 510-510 510 55.00 55.00 22.00-25.00; Broccoli (Carton 130.00-150.00. Does/ cups 4 555-570 560 60.00-92.50 82.70 14s)21.05-23.50; Cabbage (50 pound 1 635-635 635 70.00 70.00 carton) 15.00-17.95; Cantaloupe (Case 5 660-663 662 62.00-88.00 82.82 1 785-785 785 65.00 65.00 Nannies: Selection 12 ct) 20.95-22.55 : Carrots (50 lb 16.95-21.55; Cauliflower (Carton Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1 - 2 1 50-70 lbs 75.00- sack) Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 12s)17.95-21.50; Cherries (16 lb box) 1 210-210 210 140.00 140.00 100.00, 70-100 lbs 48.00; Celery (carton 30s) 27.152 290-290 290 120.00-130.00 125.00 Cilantro (Carton 30s)23.451 2 2 . 5 0 - 1 3 0 . 0 0 , 29.50; 2 320-345 333 136.00-148.00 141.77 28.65; Citrus: Oranges, CA (4/5 bushel 4 375-395 383 120.00-147.00 127.86 100-140 lbs 135.00; carton)36.25-39.15, (FLA) (4/5 Bushel 9 400-440 417 131.00-145.00 136.80 carton)21.00-22.00; Pink Grapefruit Selection 2 5 450-475 464 105.00-131.00 121.19 (4/5 bushel carton)26.00-33.15; 9 505-545 520 120.00-127.00 124.42 50-70 lbs 60.00-70.00; (Cal) Tangelos (FlA) (80 ct. box) 25.00-26.95; 12 550-595 565 105.00-125.00 115.18 Selection 3 50-70 lbs Lemons (40lb carton) 34.55-37.35; 11 605-640 620 104.00-121.00 117.91 3 665-690 677 105.00-117.00 110.69 (40 lb carton) 23.00-24.00; 55.00. Bucks/Billies: Limes 2 748-748 748 111.00 111.00 Oranges (CA) Naval (4/5 bushel carton) 1 775-775 775 110.00 110.00 Selection 1 100-150 25.00-32.05, (FLA) Naval (64 count) Small 1 - 2 lbs 145.00-150.00, 26.15-31.75, Tangerines (120 count) 1 425-425 425 110.00 110.00 24.00; Corn (carton 4 -5 dozen) Yellow 1 545-545 545 80.00 80.00 150-250 lbs 200.00. 18.00-23.75, White (carton 4 -5 dozen) Medium and Large 3 Sheep, per head: (19) 18.00-23.75; Cranberries (24 12oz pkg) 1 315-315 315 90.00 90.00 Cucumbers (40 pound carton) 3 370-398 389 110.00 110.00 Slaughter ewes: Good 24.50; Long Green 23.00-24.50; Pickles (carton 1 440-440 440 125.00 125.00 100-200 lbs 140.00- 40 pound) 32.00-35.00; Eggplant 1 475-475 475 106.00 106.00 1 535-535 535 90.00 90.00 (25 lb carton)14.00-16.00; Grapes 150.00, 1 610-610 610 105.00 105.00 Seedless) (18 lb carton)24.50Cull 60-120 lbs 50.00. (Red Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1 - 2 26.00,(White Seedless)24.50-26.00, Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price (Black Seedless) 24.50-26.00 (Red 6 400-425 414 135.00-156.00 142.69 Globe) 29.00; Grapefruit (36 size) 40 9 465-490 479 124.00-139.50 133.80 lb carton 39.55; Greens-Collard (bushel 5 500-528 515 125.00-139.00 130.30 carton/Loose 24s) 10.00, Kale (carton/bunched 9 550-595 568 117.00-132.50 125.18 9 7 1 2 1 1 1

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618 105.00-114.00 111.68 676 104.00-112.00 108.97 710 110.00 110.00 763 100.00-105.00 102.49 800 90.00 90.00 855 91.00 91.00 925 89.00 89.00 Small 1 - 2 3 425-445 437 120.00-134.00 128.10 2 465-495 480 110.00-120.00 115.16 1 505-505 505 110.00 110.00 1 525-525 525 95.00 95.00 Full 1 575-575 575 92.50 92.50 Medium and Large 3 2 415-430 423 120.00 120.00 1 450-450 450 110.00 110.00 4 528-528 528 115.00 115.00 1 500-500 500 100.00 100.00 Full Bred Cows Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 2 720-830 775 800.00-1000.00 907.10 Per Head 1-3 Months Bred 1 755-755 755 825.00 825.00 Per Head 4-6 Months Bred 1 895-895 895 999.00-1125.00 1125.00 Per Head 7-9 Months Bred Medium and Large 1 - 2 Middle Aged 2 1040-1080 1060 975.00-1025.00 999.53 Per Head 4-6 Months Bred Slaughter Cows Breaker 70-80% Lean Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 3 1255-1380 1325 75.00-78.50 76.81 1 1530-1530 1530 77.00 77.00 3 1470-1560 1508 82.00-83.50 82.65 High Dressing Boner 80-85% Lean 1 860-860 860 76.50 76.50 1 750-750 750 60.00 60.00 Low Dressing 14 910-1330 1105 70.00-78.00 74.68 7 985-1380 1149 81.50-85.00 82.87 High Dressing 4 905-1325 1151 62.00-68.00 65.57 Low Dressing 1 1420-1420 1420 77.50 77.50 1 1525-1525 1525 82.50 82.50 High Dressing

24s) 10.55-14.15; Turnips(topped)11.85-14.65; Honeydews (carton 5s) 29.00; Kiwi(Carton 117s) 12.15-13.15; Lettuce (carton 24s) Iceberg (wrapped) 25.55-28.25, Greenleaf (carton 24s) 22.00-24.00, Romaine (carton 24s) 27.5037.50; Nectarines Yellow-white flesh(1/2 bushel carton) 24.00; Onions, Yellow(50 pound sack) Jumbo-19.35-27.55; White (25 pound sack) 14.00-16.00, Red (25 pound sack) 15.00-22.50, Green(Carton 24s) 19.65-20.00, Sweet Onions (40 pound carton) 22.00-25.00; Peaches-Yellow/ White Flesh (1/2 bushel carton) 24.00; Peanuts (35 lb) Green 53.00-69.00; Pears (Bartlett) 16 lb carton 34.00; Bell Peppers-Green(1 1/9 bushel carton) 17.35-18.75; Peppers-Red (11 pound carton)25.00-32.50, Bell Peppers-Yellow (11 pound carton) 25.00-29.00; Potatoes (50 lb carton) Red size A 14.00-20.35, Red Size B 25.00-28.00, White size A 14.35-17.45, Russett (ID) 17.95-23.95; Radishes (30 6-ounce Film Bags) Red 12.50-14.35; Plums-Red (28 pound carton)27.00; Squash-Yellow crooked neck (3/4 bushel carton)18.65-19.35, Zucchini (1/2 bushel carton) 18.00-20.00; Strawberries (CAL) (flat 8 1-quart containers) 16.95-23.35, Sweet Potatoes-Orange (40 pound carton) 16.0021.45, Sweet Potatoes-White (40 pound carton) 20.00-20.75, Orange (40 lb carton) 16.0021.45; Tomatoes-Vine-Ripened X-Large (25 pound carton) 18.65-21.00; Tomatoes, Cherry (flat 12 1-pint containers 19.25-20.75; Romas (25 lb carton) 18.00-19.00; Grape(flat 12 1-pint containers) 18.00-20.00; Turnips (25 lb Film Bag) Topped 14.35-22.15; WESTERN N.C. FARMERS’ MARKET: Wholesale Prices - Asheville: Apples (traypack carton) Red Delicious 36.00-38.00, Golden Delicious 36.00-42.00, (Bushel) Local, Gala, Mutsu, Red & Golden Delicious 20.00-25.00; Bananas (40 pound box) 19.50-20.00; Broccoli (1/2 bushel basket Local) 15.00, (carton) 18.0019.00; Cabbage (50 lb carton/crate) 11.5012.00; Cantaloupes (Carton 9-12 count) 15.5016.00; Bin 120-140 count 175.00-200.00; Cauliflower (carton) 20.00-21.50; Citrus: Lemons (Cartons 95 count) 25.00-29.50, (165 count) 25.00-32.75; Corn (bag) Bi-Color, & Yellow 14.00-16.00; Cucumbers (1 1/9 bushel) Long Green 20.00-21.00; Picklers (1 1/9 bushel crate) 25.00-30.00; Grapes (18 lb carton) Red & White Seedless 24.00-28.00; Lettuce (carton) Iceburg 19.75-20.75, Green Leaf 24.00-24.75, Romaine 27.00-28.00; Okra (1/2 bushel Local) 14.00-16.00; Onions (50 pound bag) Yellow Jumbo 16.00-17.00; Bell Pepper (1 1/9 Bushel carton) large and extra large 14.00-16.00; Potatoes, Irish (50 pound bag) White 11.0018.75, Red 12.00-20.00, Russet 12.50-17.00; Squash (3/4 bushel)#1 Yellow Crookneck (Local) 20.00-23.00, (1/2 bushel) Zucchini #1 14.00-19.00; Sweet Potatoes (40 pound box) Red or Orange #2 12.00-15.00; Tomatoes, Vineripe (25 lb box) Ex Large & Larger 12.00-15.00, Large & Medium 10.00-12.00, Green 12.0015.00, Heirlooms (bushel basket) 45.00-50.00; Turnips (25 lb sack) 13.75; Watermelons (each) 3.508.00; Bin 35/45 Count 130.00-180.00.

SC Farm Report on lbs 40.65; 450-500 lbs 45.93; dz bnchs Med 9.00, Sml 14.00; 500-550 lbs 47.85. Okra 1/2 bucrts/ bskts smlWednesday. Cattle at SC Auctions on Tuesday: Feeder cattle steady to 3.00 higher. Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1-2 400-500 lbs 151.00176.00; 500-600 lbs 120.00148.00. Feeder bulls: 400-500 lbs 133.00-175.00; 500-600 lbs 114.00138.00. Feeder heifers: 400500 lbs 120.00-139.00; 500-600 lbs 113.00-126.00. Slaughter cows steady to 1.00 lower. Breakers 75-80% lean 76.00-86.50; Boners 80-85% lean 79.00-91.50; Lean 85-90% lean 70.0080.50. Cow/Calf Pairs: Small to Large 1-2 700-1265 lbs young to middle age cows with 150-230 calves 880.001330.00 per pair. Hogs on Tuesday: Plant delivered weighted average. National Direct Barrows & Gilts US 1 50-54% lean 240300 lbs at 53.97, down 1.45. Sows live price 300-450

SC Grain on Wednesday. Corn was 5 to 18 cents lower; processor bids 7.918.70. New Crop Soybeans were 14 to 20 cents lower; elevator bids 16.72-17.21, export bid 17.26. New crop Wheat was 9 to 10 cents lower, elevator bids 7.798.01. Cotton on Wednesday. Southeast base price for 414/34 was 72.89, down 0.14. Fruits & Vegetables: Prices paid to SC growers at the Columbia State Farmers Market on Wednesday. Apples buctns Gold 22.00-24.00; Beans 1/2 bubskts Snap Type 18.00; Cantaloupes 24 inch bins Athena type 82-96 count 140.00; Cucumbers bucrts Pickles Sml-Med/Sml 30.00; Grapes 1/2 bubskts Scuppernongs/Muscadines 24.0028.00; Greens dz bchs Collards 16.00, ctns bnchd Kale 24s 12.00; Onions, Green 2

med 15.00-18.00; Peaches 1/2 bubskts Yellow Flesh 18.00-20.00; Peanuts, green busks/crts Red skin type 42.00; Peppers, Bell 1 1/9 buctns Green Xlge/Jbo 14.0016.00; Potatoes 50 lb sks White Chef type 14.00; Squash 3/4 buctns Crookneck Small 20.00, 1/2 bubskts Zucchini sml 16.0020.00; Tomatoes 25 lb ctns Vine Ripe Turning Red Xlge & Jbo 14.00-16.00; Watermelons per melon Red Flesh seeded 14-18 lbs .751.00, 18-24 lbs 2.00, 28-30 lbs 3.00-3.75. OUT OF STATE PRODUCE: Apples buctns Ginger Gold/Granny Smith 22.00, Gala 24.00-26.00; Cabbage 50 lb ctns Green type 13.00; Sweet Potatoes 40 lb ctns Good Quality 14.00.

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Wreck injures local trooper From the front The accident occurred in a section of U.S. 19 that has already been widened for divided traffic, though only one lane was open in each direction. The Subaru had stopped to the right side, out of traffic, and Mitchell had positioned his patrol car well behind and to the right of the Subaru. But despite the appearance of a wide road, traffic was narrowed to one lane on each side, with orange barrels blocking the inside eastbound lane, which had been resurfaced and distinctly higher than the outside lane. A trooper at the scene said the driver of a Kia SUV that approached from the west drifted to the right and struck Mitchell and the Subaru. Mitchell was thrown forward as the Kia’s right front tore into the left front fender of the stopped Subaru. It appeared that there was about four feet between the Subaru and the edge of the eastbound traffic lane, though there was no permanent lane striping. Mitchell, 27, grew up in Yancey County and worked in

law enforcement in Mars Hill before being accepted to attend the Highway Patrol academy. He is assigned to Troop G out of Asheville, and his day-to-day work involved District 1, which consists of Madison, Yancey and Avery counties. His family has issued a statement thanking the public for their prayers and concern, and asked for privacy. Mitchell’s accident marks yet another serious traffic accident in the work zones for the U.S. 19 road widening project. Early on in the construction project an 18-wheeler lost control on Madison Mountain and careened off the highway. Then in late May, two people died in a wreck at the Baker’s Creek Road intersection.

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Teen dies when thrown from ATV in Pensacola

From the front He said Higgins was able to move his arms and legs after the accident. Neither boy was wearing a helmet, the sergeant said. According to the accident report, Deaton estimated that the 660 cc ATV was going 50 miles per hour when it wrecked. First responders and an off-duty Highway Patrol trooper who lives near the scene found the two boys unmoving at the wreck scene, Deaton said; Bagwell in the northbound lane and Higgins on the grass inside the fence. Both boys were freshmen at Mountain Heritage High School, and Principal Kevin Huskins said the school’s crisis team met Sunday to plan for when students arrived Monday. “I spent most of the weekend dealing with the families,” he said. On Monday, “we made the announcement to the student body;

we had a moment of silence.” The school had “three guidance counselors and two clergy who are crisis trained through the school system,” Huskins said. “We had counselors going through the classes,” and students were allowed to leave class to meet counselors in a private setting. He said the school set up a table with a floral display and a memory book in which students could write their condolences and memories. Huskins said Andy had attended East Yancey Middle School, and he said he knew the boy from his years as an assistant principal at the middle school. Andy “was a good kid; a nice kid,” he said. Huskins said the middle school was also prepared for student distress upon the announcement of the boy’s death. The middle

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What are the laws about kids on ATVs? North Carolina has numerous laws that could come into play regarding the fatal ATV accident, depending on whether adults knew the two boys were out on the Yamaha. According to general statute: • “It is unlawful for any parent or legal guardian of a person less than 16 years of age to knowingly permit that person to operate an all‑terrain vehicle with an engine capacity greater than 90 cubic centimeter displacement; • “It is unlawful for any parent or legal guardian of a person less than 16 years of age to knowingly permit that person to operate an all‑terrain vehicle unless the person is under the continuous visual supervision of a person 18 years of age or older while operating the all‑terrain vehicle; • “No person shall operate an all terrain vehicle unless the person wears eye protection and a safety helmet meeting United States Department of Transportation standards for motorcycle helmets,” and the owner of an

school also had a moment of silence in Andy’s memory, and some students sought counseling. “The folks in (the Pensacola) community are devastated,” Huskins said. Andy was an only child, he added, the son of Kevin and Stephanie Peterson Bagwell.

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Handling controversy with tact and facts

I interviewed a young lady the other night who had just taken one of the largest bucks in velvet taken by a crossbow in North Carolina. One of the worries during the interview was negative publicity she may receive. Her husband had taken several record book deer in the past and had commented to me that he did not want her to go through the same thing. While protesting against those with different beliefs and values is an important part of our society, limits can be pushed which does more detriment to both parties than good. I was contacted by the North American Hunting Club staff a couple of weeks ago in regards to one of their celebrity staffers, Melissa Bachman. Melissa was scheduled to be on a new television show featuring several people from different walks of life in a survivalist situation (this is the best I could tell from the information I received anyway, as it is in development). A large group of anti-hunters started a campaign to get her kicked off the television show by protesting the network, threatening to boycott any advertisers, and harassing Melissa. I met Melissa back in March of this year and interviewed her for a story in Bow Adventures Magazine a couple of months ago. Melissa is a kind and knowledgeable person and an asset as an ambassador for the hunting public. Yet, she was released from the show because of the protests. One comment from a protester that was placed publicly online consisted of “We got you fired! Bwahahahah!” Other comments consisted of she should be killed like the animals she hunts and some more graphic depictions as well. Another lady I interviewed back in February, Michelle Leqve, the first lady to harvest a

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polar bear with a bow underwent the same harassment shortly after I had talked with her. In a pleading call she asked, “Bill, what can I do?” She had protesters not only calling and messaging her employer to get her fired; she began to have outright lies sent in to her employer about things other than hunting in the attempt to have her released. It was later determined that the bulk of the harassment was coming from an anti-hunting group based partially in Europe. She had to change her phone number due to the hateful, threatening messages she was receiving. She was trashed on social media outlets and became the subject of several blogs, including one for a Canadian newspaper (who subsequently took portions of the writer’s posts down). Last week I shared a review of MeatEater, a

book by Steve Rinella released on September 4. In his promotional book signing tour he was confronted by a vegan, in other words, someone who does not believe in hunting or eating animals. The gentleman asked Rinella ‘was hunting for meat just a rationalization for the murder of innocent creatures?’ Rinella held his composure well, and responded to the gentleman that he believed it was less a question and more of a derogatory statement, but he would answer the question anyway. Rinella went on to point out that, over the time our species has inhabited the Earth, it is only in the last couple of hundred years that not hunting has even been a factor. Rinella believes humans are actually going more against nature by not hunting than hunting, as we are a species that contains canine teeth, which are only found in predatory animals. Rinella handled the situation with tact and information and the other gentleman responded in kind. In the end, they each agreed to read each other’s information, the gentleman would read MeatEater and Rinella would read a pamphlet on veganism. No threats and no discourse. The conversation remained a conversation without threats, harsh personal attacks, or minor assaults. In the words of many before me, ‘Can’t we just agree to disagree?” Bill Howard is an avid bowhunter and outdoorsman. He teaches hunter education (IHEA) and bowhunter education (IBEP) in North Carolina. He is a member of North Carolina Bowhunters Association and Pope & Young, and is an official measurer for both. He can be reached at billhoward outdoors@

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By John Rosemond

I estimate that one-fourth of the questions parents ask me involve issues or behaviors that merit little if any concern. Some of the “problems” in question are normal to certain stages of development. Others are nothing more than little glitches that will resolve themselves in time (and might develop into real problems if people respond to them as such). And some are reflections of personality (or temperament), which is inborn and therefore fairly fixed, although not immutable. These include things like shyness, which most shy people figure out how to successfully compensate for by early adulthood. Here’s a short list of things parents needn’t worry themselves about: • Preschool children who have imaginary friends, even if the child in question seems to believe the friend is real. These inventions, which typically appear during the third or fourth years of life, are nothing more than the product of a young child’s rapidly developing imagination. I almost always recommend that parents play along with these additions to the family. After all, the child with an imaginary friend is going to occupy himself better and ask for a lot less parental attention than would otherwise be the case. That’s a win-win!




nearly all kids are going to have to have braces, whether they suck their thumbs or not. • Night terrors. These are to be distinguished from nightmares, which cause children to wake up. Night terrors occur when a child seems to get stuck in a hallucinatory state between sleeping and waking. They are not reflective of psychological problems, but they can be quite anxiety-arousing for parents. When one occurs, don’t wake the child abruptly. Just prevent him from hurting himself, hold him (unless he refuses to be held), talk soothingly, and wait for it to pass. • The child is obviously no more than runof-the-mill in the IQ department. So? Have you ever been to a high school reunion? If so, you surely noticed that a good number of folks who were not especially good students have managed to hold decent jobs, pay their bills, stay married to one person, raise well-behaved children, and develop interesting hobbies. Why, more than a few successful people (however one defines successful) never even went to college! Did you know that president Harry Truman did not have a college degree?

• Tantrums during early to middle toddlerhood, even when the child seems to be completely out of control (“He acts crazy!”). At this age, tantrums are an expression of a child’s reluctance to accept that he isn’t the Grand Poobah. Granted, parents should definitely not give in to them, and it might be a good idea to assign (or take) the child to his room until the storm passes, but in and of themselves, tantrums at this age are nothing to get in a tizzy about. • Thumbsucking. Early on, some kids figure out how to self-calm by sucking their thumbs; some don’t. I’ve never figured out a reliable way of getting a thumb-sucking child to stop, but I have found that when parents try to force Family psychologist John Rosemond a child to stop, the usual result is an increase answers questions at in thumbsucking. As for dental problems,

Bee Log plans Fall Festival Fall is just around the corner and Bee Log Elementary School is busy

cole slaw, dessert, chips, and drink. The price of the meal will be $6 for an adult, $4 for a child, or a Family Special of 4 for $20. Mr. Joe Silvers once again is helping, with the food and we greatly appreciate all his help and preparing for the Fall Festival. The fun begins Friday, Sept. 21 at 4 p.m. support of our school. Take out is available to all who would be interested, Dinner will be served until 7 p.m. and the festival will end at 8 p.m. if you would please call 682-3271 or 682-6840. This event is open to the Special events include: inflatables, cow train, and face painting. We will public and everyone is invited to attend. also have apple butter and apple cider demonstrations, funnel cakes, and good Please come out for an evening filled with good food, fun, entertainment, old-fashion fun. and fellowship. The menu for the afternoon includes hot dogs/hamburgers, baked beans,

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The amazing health benefits of juicing

Medea Galligan MS Nutrition, CHHC, AADP The idea of making fresh vegetable juices came from Norman Wardhaugh Walker (1886 – 1985). He was a British businessman and pioneer in the field of vegetable juicing and nutritional health. He advocated the drinking of fresh raw vegetable and fruit juices, both to regain and to maintain one’s health. Based on his design, the Norwalk Hydraulic Press Juicer was developed, and this juicer continues to be produced and sold today. Walker also wrote at least six books on nutrition and healthy living, including the internationally famous book The Natural Way To Vibrant Health and Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Juices, What’s Missing In Your Body? Dr. Norman W. Walker is recognized throughout the world as one of the most authoritative students of life, health and nutrition. For almost 70 years, Dr. Walker has researched man’s ability to live a longer, healthier life. He is his own example of vibrant health through proper thought, diet and body care. Thousands upon thousands of people credit Dr. Walker’s livevegetable-juice therapy for healing them of “incurable” diseases, including Jay Kordich, known to the world as “The Juiceman.” When Jay Kordich had cancer, he met and was tremendously inspired by Dr. Walker. After healing himself of cancer through The Raw-Food Diet and juice therapy, Jay worked with Dr. Walker beginning in the 1940s up until Dr. Walker’s death in the mid80’s at an age of well over 100. For more than 100 years, Norman W. Walker, Ph.D., proved through research and experience that wellbeing and long life go hand-inhand. Now thousands of people are juicing fruits and vegetables themselves. With an investment of few hundred dollars, anyone can set up their own in-home juice bar. Then, with very little patience, it’s possible to make fresh juice a regular part of your daily diet. And given the current state of health in America, the trend couldn’t come at a better time. Recently, the National Cancer Institute began a campaign to get people to do one simple thing eat more fruits and vegetables. Specifically, the recommendation was to eat five servings of fruit and three servings of vegetables a day, and their reasoning was simple: a diet high in fruits and vegetables will prevent or cure a wide range of ailments. Breast cancer, cancer of the colon, esophagus, stomach, lungs, ovaries, and rectum - pick and ailment these days, it seems, and researchers somewhere are searching for chemicals in plants that will prevent them, or offer a cure. These plant chemicals, known as phytochemicals, are the cutting edge of nutritional research because they hold the keys to preventing some of our most deadly diseases, such as cancer and heart disease, as well as some

of our most common, like asthma, arthritis, and allergies. In some ways, this isn’t news. For years, epidemiological studies that compare disease states and diet in large populations of people have already been bearing out the value of a diet high in fruits and vegetables. Such studies, which have been done in Africa, China, the Mediterranean, Russia, and elsewhere have shown that in cultures where the diet consists of the unrefined carbohydrates and fiber found in fruits and vegetables, a number of diseases that afflict North Americans simply don’t exist. For example, during more than 30 years of study, British researchers working in Africa didn’t find a single case of such common ailments as diverticulitis, hernia, cancer of the colon, or cancer of the prostate. The only reason that they could attribute to the lack of these diseases: differences in diet. Researchers at the National Cancer Institute, at the department of Agriculture, and elsewhere, to begin looking for specific substances in foods that could be providing protection against disease. In the process, they have found quite a few. A tomato, along with vitamin C, vitamin A, and several minerals, also has 10,000 other chemicals in it, most which researchers are trying to isolate, identify, and study. The phytochemicals that researchers have uncovered are changing the way we think about food, especially fruits and vegetables. For example, broccoli contains a substance that may prevent - even cure breast cancer. Citrus fruits have substances that make it easier for your body to remove carcinogens, thus decreasing the chance of contracting cancer. Grapes contain a phytochemical that appears to protect each cells’ DNA from damage. Similarly, a number of green vegetables contain phytochemicals that appear to offer protection against cancer-causing substances. The list goes on and on: bok choy, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, collards, kale, kohlrabi, mustard greens, rutabaga, turnip greens, red beets, peppers, garlic, onions, leeks, and chives are but a few of the vegetables that appear to have cancer-preventing phytochemicals. The problem, though, is that most of us don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables to reap the benefits they offer. For example, although the National Cancer institute recommends five servings of vegetables and three of fruits each day, the truth is this: The average American eats only 1 1/2 servings of vegetables and, on average, no fruit on any given day. Virtually every health authority recommends that we get 6-8 servings of vegetables and fruits per day and very few of us actually get that. Juicing is an easy way

to virtually guarantee that you will reach your daily target for vegetables. While you can certainly juice fruits, if you are overweight, have high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol it is best to limit using fruits until you normalize these conditions. The exception would be lemons and limes which have virtually none of the offending sugar, fructose, that causes most of the metabolic complications. Additionally lemons or limes are amazing at eliminating the bitter taste of the dark deep leafy green vegetables that provide most of the benefits of juicing. Reasons to Juice There are three main reasons why you will want to consider incorporating vegetable juicing into your optimal health program: 1) Juicing helps you absorb all the nutrients from the vegetables. This is important because most of us have impaired digestion as a result of making less-than-optimal food choices over many years. This limits your body’s ability to absorb all the nutrients from the vegetables. Juicing will help to “pre-digest” them for you, so you will receive most of the nutrition, rather than having it go down the toilet. 2) Juicing allows you to consume an optimal amount of vegetables in an efficient manner. If your metabolism requires mostly carbohydrates, you should eat one pound of raw vegetables per 50 pounds of body weight per day. Some people may find eating that many vegetables difficult, but it can be easily accomplished with a quick glass of vegetable juice. 3) You can add a wider variety of vegetables in your diet. Many

people eat the same vegetable salads every day. This violates the principle of regular food rotation and increases your chance of developing an allergy to a certain food. But with juicing, you can juice a wide variety of vegetables that you may not normally enjoy eating whole. If you are new to juicing, I recommend a mid-priced juicer. The cheap centrifugal juicers break easily, produce low quality juice, and are very loud, which may contribute to hearing loss. They also don’t last very long. My favorite are the single gear juicers which are relatively fast, less expensive and easier to clean than more expensive juicers like twin gears or even the $2000 Norwalk juicers. Many people initially think that juicing will be a real chore, but the majority are pleasantly surprised to find that it is much easier than they thought it would be. Juice is Not a Complete Meal It is important to note that vegetable juice has very little protein and virtually no fat so by itself it is not really a complete food. It really should be used in addition to your regular meals not in place of it. So unless you are undergoing some special fasting or detoxification program it is probably unwise to use juicing as a meal replacement. Ideally it can be consumed with your meal or is perfect as a between meal snack. It is very important to listen to your body when juicing. This is partly because you should only start by juicing vegetables that you enjoy eating non-juiced. The juice should taste pleasant -- not make you feel nauseous. Your stomach See page 14

Romaine Wedge Salad In this delicious salad, Romaine hearts are drizzled Champagne Vinaigrette and topped with slivered almonds, chives, and Asiago cheese. Ingredients 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup Champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar 2 tablespoons minced shallots 1 tablespoon whole-grain Dijon mustard 2 teaspoons honey 3/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 4 romaine lettuce hearts ¼ cup slivered almonds Garnishes: freshly shaved Asiago cheese, chopped fresh chives Preparation 1. Whisk together first 7 ingredients until blended. Cover and chill 30 minutes. (Dressing may be stored in refrigerator up to 3 days.) 2. Cut romaine hearts in half lengthwise, keeping leaves intact. Arrange halves on individual serving plates. Sprinkle with radishes. Drizzle with vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish, if desired.

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Simple steps to get you juicing immediately

From page 13 should feel good all morning long. If it is churning or growling or generally making its presence known, you probably juiced something you should not be eating. Some people notice that they can’t juice large amounts of cabbage, but if they spread it out, they have no digestive problems. The health benefits of juicing are immense for adults and children. Here are a few simple lessons to get you up and juicing quickly: Lesson 1: Use pesticide free veggies. It is wise to choose organic whenever possible. However, some vegetables are worse than others. Below are the vegetables that are the most pesticide loaded ones according to the Environmental Working Group (go to www.ewg. org/foodnews/ to download the guide). So it would be wise to only purchase these vegetables if they are organically grown. The worst ones are listed first: Celery, Spinach, Kale, Collard Greens, Lettuce, Carrots and Cucumber (not as bad if you peel the skin). Lesson 2: Get ready to juice! Please note that the order listed below is only intended for those that are new to juicing so you do

have a pleasant experience with it. However, if you use ¼ to ½ lemon or lime to the juice you can start experimenting with the more bitter greens early on as the lemon and lime effectively counter their bitterness. (Please note it would be FAR better to use lemon or limes than carrots, beets or apples, which have far more fructose than lemons or limes.) Step 1: If you are new to juicing, I recommend starting out with these vegetables, as they are the easiest to digest and tolerate: Celery, Fennel (anise) and Cucumbers.These three aren’t as nutrient dense as the dark green vegetables. Once you get used to the 3 vegetables listed above, you can start adding the more nutritionally valuable, but less palatable, vegetables into your juice. Step 2: When you’ve acclimatized yourself to juicing, you can start adding these vegetables: Red leaf lettuce, Green Leaf lettuce, Romaine lettuce, Endive, Escarole, and Spinach. Step 3: After you’re used to these, then go to the next step: Cabbage, Chinese Cabbage and Bok Choy. (An interesting side note: Cabbage juice is one of the most healing nutrients for ulcer repair as it is a huge source of

Yancey County Schools is seeking a qualified individual for the following position: Title: GEAR UP Family/community liaison Description: GEAR UP is a seven year federal grant focusing local educational efforts to increase the number of students who enroll and succeed in postsecondary schools and create and sustain a culture a college-going culture. This individual will work collaboratively with the GEAR UP family/community liaison, administration, and faculty/staff at target schools to implement GEAR UP services. These services include the coordination of: workshops on college preparation/ financial aid, counseling/advising, college visits, family events, and grant administration. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years experience working with youth, preferably in an academic setting. Location: Mountain Heritage/East Yancey/Cane River To apply: Please apply online through the NC Application System and contact program officer, Colby Martin by email:, phone: 828682-6101 ext 322, or post: PO Box 190, Burnsville, NC 28714. Resumes are recommended.

vitamin U.) Step 4: When you’re ready, move on to adding herbs to your juicing. Herbs also make wonderful combinations, and here are two that work exceptionally well: Parsley and Cilantro Step 5: The last step: Only use one or two of these leaves, as they are very bitter: Kale, Collard Greens, Dandelion Greens, Mustard Greens (bitter) (When purchasing collard greens, find a store that sells the leaves still attached to the main stalk. If they are cut off, the vegetable rapidly loses many of its valuable nutrients.) Lesson 3: Make your juice taste great. If you would like to make your juice taste a bit more palatable, especially in the beginning, you can add these elements: a quarter to half a lemon or lime (leaving much of the white rind on) or some cranberries if you enjoy them. Researchers have discovered that cranberries have five times the antioxidant content of broccoli, which means they may protect against cancer, stroke and heart disease. In addition, they are chockfull of phytonutrients, and can help women avoid urinary tract infections. Limit the cranberries to

about 4 ounces per pint of juice. Fresh ginger: This is an excellent addition if you can tolerate it. It gives your juice a little “kick”! And, as an added boon, researchers have found that ginger can have dramatic effects on cardiovascular health, including preventing atherosclerosis, lowering cholesterol levels, and preventing the oxidation of low density lipoprotein (LDL). Lesson 4: Drink your vegetable juice right away, or store it very carefully. Juicing is a timeconsuming process, so you’ll probably be thinking to yourself, “I wonder if I can juice first thing in the morning, and then drink it later?” This is not a good idea. Vegetable juice is HIGHLY perishable so it’s best to drink all of your juice immediately. However, if you’re careful, you can store it for up to 24 hours with only moderate nutritional decline. This is really helpful if you are bringing your juice to work with you so you can consume it during the day. How to store your juice Put your juice in a glass jar with an airtight lid and fill it to the very top. There should be a minimum amount of air in the jar as the oxygen in air (air is about 20 percent

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oxygen) will “oxidize” and damage the juice. Purchase a food vacuum pump like Food Saver with a Ball jar attachment. You can pour your juice into a pint jar and put the lid on and use the Food Saver to suck out the air in the jar to vacuum pack it. This will remove most of the oxygen that will damage the juice. Immediately store it in the fridge and consume it when you are ready. It is best to drink it as soon as possible and in any case within 24 hours of juicing. Most people juice in the morning, but if that does not work out well for your schedule, please feel free to choose whatever meal works best for your lifestyle. Lesson 5: Clean your juicer properly If you buy a highquality juicer, the whole process should only take about 5 minutes. Whatever you do, you need to clean your juicer immediately after you juice to prevent any remnants from contaminating the juicer with mold growth.

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SEPT. 13, 2012


What’s to eat at the elementary schools? Friday, Sept 14 Breakfast

Scrambled Eggs Toast/Cereal

Animal Crackers Juice/Fruit/Milk Lunch Chix Fillet S’wich Chix Quesadillas Sunbutter S’wich Broccoli/Pinto Beans Peaches/Pears Milk

Monday, Sept 17

Tues, Sept 18

Wed, Sept 19


Breakfast Waffles, Cereal Animal Crackers Juice/Fruit/Milk Lunch Chix Stir-Fry Rice/Fish Nuggets Cornbread/Slaw Pinto Beans, Pineapple Bits Mandarin Oranges Milk

Breakfast Sausage Biscuit Cereal, Animal Crackers Juice/Fruit/Milk Lunch Hamburger Steak Chix Nuggets Roll/Mashed Potatoes, Sunbutter S’wich, Peas, Applesauce Fruit, Milk

Biscuit w/Jelly Cereal, Animal Crackers, Juice/ Fruit/Milk Lunch

SW Chix Nachos Corn Dog, Sunbutter s’wich Carrot Stix/Baked Beans/Blueberry Apple Crisp/Fruit Cocktail, Milk

Thurs, Sept 20

Friday, Sept 21


Chix Biscuit, Cereal Animal Crackers Juice/Fruit/Milk Lunch

Pepperoni Pizza Spaghetti/Roll Sunbutter s’wich Salad/Broccoli Fruit/Fruit Cocktail, Milk

Teacher’s Work Day!

Food for thought for middle school Friday, Sept 14 Breakfast Biscuit w/Jelly Chix Biscuit Cereal Animal Crackers Juice/Fruit/Milk Lunch Chix Fillet S’wich Chix Quesadillas Broccoli/Pinto Beans Peaches/Pears Milk

Monday, Sept 17 Breakfast

Biscuit w/Jelly Cereal Animal Crackers Juice/Fruit/Milk Lunch SW Chix Nachos Corn Dog Carrot Stix/Baked Beans/Blueberry Apple Crisp/Fruit Cocktail Milk

Tuesday, Sept 18

Wed, Sept 19

Thurs, Sept 20


Breakfast Sausage Biscuit Breakfast Pizza Cereal, Animal Crackers, Juice/ Fruit/Milk Lunch Hamburger Steak Chix Nuggets, Roll/ Mashed Potatoes, Sunbutter S’wich Peas/Applesauce Fruit, Milk

Breakfast Pancakes Chix Biscuit Cereal, Animal Crackers, Juice/ Fruit/Milk Lunch Pepperoni Pizza Spaghetti/Roll Salad/Broccoli Fruit/Fruit Cocktail Milk

Sausage Biscuit WafflesCereal Animal Crackers Juice/Fruit/Milk Lunch Chix Stir-Fry Rice/Fish Nuggets Cornbread/Mega Pizza/Slaw, Pinto Beans, Pineapple Bits, Mandarin Oranges, Milk

Friday, Sept 21

Teacher’s Work Day!

Chowing down at Mountain Heritage Friday, Sept 14

Monday, Sept 17

Tuesday, Sept 18

Wed, Sept 19

Thurs, Sept 20

Breakfast Biscuit w/jelly Chix Biscuit Cereal, Animal Crackers, Juice/ Fruit/Milk Lunch Chix Fillet S’wich Chix Quesadillas Lunch-a-Rnd-Pizza Broccoli/Pinto Beans Peaches/Pears, Milk

Breakfast Breakfast Pizza Cereal, Animal Crackers, Juice/Fruit/ Milk Lunch SW Chix Nachos Corn Dog Cheesy Garlic Flatbread Carrot Stix/Baked Beans/Blueberry Apple Crisp/Fruit Cocktail, Milk

Sausage Biscuit Pancakes, Cereal Animal Crackers Juice/Fruit/Milk Lunch Chix Stir-Fry Rice/Fish Nuggets Cornbread/Mega Quesadilla/Slaw Pinto Beans, Pineapple Bits Mandarin Oranges Milk


Breakfast Waffles Breakfast Pizza Cereal, Animal Crackers, Juice/ Fruit/Milk Lunch Hamburger Steak Chix Nuggets Chix Tenders Roll/Mashed, Potatoes, Peas/ Applesauce, Fruit Milk

Breakfast Pancake&Sausage Stick/ Breakfast Pizza Cereal, Animal Crackers Juice/Fruit/Milk Lunch Pepperoni Pizza Spaghetti/Roll Salad/Broccoli Fruit/Fruit Cocktail Milk

Clearmont erupts into school year!

As a culmination of the reading unit on Volcanoes, by Seymour Simon last week, Malinda Silver assisted Clearmont Elementary’s fifth grade students in Shannon Edge’s classroom, as they built volcanoes to experience the effects that occur from an eruption. It’s hands-on activities like these that Bring Learning To Life! for our students.

Friday, Sept 21

Teacher’s Work Day!

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Sept. 13, 2012, edition of the Yancey County News  

The Yancey County News, Yancey County's only locally owned newspaper.

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