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Rutherford County Legion  Falls In Playoff Tilt
Kevin Carver
Rutherford County Legion Falls In Playoff Tilt
A team combined to represent Rutherford County’s Post 423 this season in legion baseball fell short of its goals and lost in the first round of the 2011 playoffs, thus ending the season a bit earlier than planned.

Post 423, who made it to the region finals and then advanced to the state tourney in 2010, just couldn’t find its mojo like it had late last season.

An injury that sidelined their starting second baseman, Blake Myers and then losing two key pitchers late, really hurt as the regular season closed.
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A Cultural Exchange
Team Captains meet at home plate to exchange gifts.
A Cultural Exchange
In Japan the loved American sport, baseball is known as “besuboru or yaku” literally “fifi eld ball”. It has become the number one sport in all of Japan. 20 million Japanese flfl ock to stadiums to watch the great American game. This past Friday, July 1st, the Forest City Owls hosted an international event.
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Celebrating Big Day In Ellenboro
Celebrating Big Day In Ellenboro
It was another small town show of pride parade that was just one of thousands in America. The Big Day In Ellenboro July 4th Parade, brought the community together. First the parade down Main Street, bedecked with flfl ags all along the route.
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Slideshow

Big Day In Ellenboro
Big Day In Ellenboro
Ellenboro’s Mayor Teresa Whisnant Wood
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Big Day In Ellenboro
Big Day In Ellenboro

His fellow Marine, Corporal Larry W. Hammett, (on right) was the driver of the vintage ambulance in the Big Day In Ellenboro parade. He also is the man who was recruited for the Marines by the special guest of honor.

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Forest City Owls-Japanese All-Star game
Forest City Owls-Japanese All-Star game

Before the Forest City Owls-Japanese All-Star game, the managers and umpires all meet at home plate and with the help of an interpreter

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Get your ticket soon.
Get your ticket soon.
The winning ticket will be drawn at the Rutherfordton Hilltop Festival October 11th!
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THIS WEEK’S LUCKY $100 WINNER!
THIS WEEK’S LUCKY $100 WINNER!
Bertie Wells
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Opinion

Listen To Life

How’s your flow?

Last winter, I cleaned out the gutters on our home.  Not my favorite thing to do, but it’s one of those “necessary” home chores.

Well, I thought that once was enough, that the gutters would be clean until next fall when the leaves fell again.  But I discovered that wasn’t the case at all.

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Obituaries

Mr. Bratcher Martin Wall, Jr., 74
Mr. Bratcher Martin Wall, Jr., 74, of Union Mills, NC passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2011.
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Mr. Carl Foster, 49
Mr. Carl Foster, 49, of Columbus, NC, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2011.
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Mr. Clifford Weldon Greene, 79
Mr. Clifford Weldon Greene, 79, of Highway 221-A, Cliffside, NC passed away Thursday, June 30, 2011.
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Mrs. Ethel Mary Karam, 92
Mrs. Ethel Mary Karam, 92, of Rutherfordton, NC, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2011.
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Mrs. Joan Dorothea Patton Doughty, 69,
Mrs. Joan Dorothea Patton Doughty, 69, of Hendersonville, NC, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2011.
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Mrs. Louise Kiser Gibson, 84
Mrs. Louise Kiser Gibson, 84, of Rutherfordton, NC, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2011.
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Sports

Outdoor Truths
Gary Miller
Outdoor Truths

 The idea in portaging between several lakes in northern Minnesota was to get to the most remote fishing areas. The hope is to go a little farther than most would go in order to catch the fish that see very little human activity.

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Church News

Church Happenings 7/7/11-7/13/11
Church Happenings 7/7/11-7/13/11

New Life Christian Fellowship Church of God
Substance Abuse meetings every Monday night 7pm. Theme: I Never Could Have Made It. Info: James Keeter @ 828-247-4681. 601 E. Main St. Spindale.

Faith Baptist Church
Free Soup Kitchen every Friday, 11am-12:30pm. 149 West Main St. Ext., Forest City. 704-418-2193 or 828-248-2946.

Expect A Miracle Ministry, Ellenboro
Sunday School 10am, Worship 11am, Sunday night service, 6pm. Located at building beside Farmer John’s Auction on Hwy. 74. 828-460-1286 or 704-434-2280 or visit www.expectamiracleministry.org
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Community News

Community Events 7/7/11-7/13/11
Community Events 7/7/11-7/13/11
Summer Drums and Water Fun!
Free Community Event! Relax and listen as the music evolves. It starts with the beat of one drum and one rhythm. As others join in, the sound develops depth and character. Sat. July 30 & Sat. Aug. 27, 7pm-9pm. Spindale House Lawn; 100 Tanner St. Spindale (At the corner of Main Street & Tanner.)

Blood Drives
•Sat. July 16, 7:30 am-12pm. Cliffside Masonic Lodge (Old Main St. Cliffside)
Info: Wayne & Betty Mills at 828-245-7606.
•Mon. July 18, 1pm-5pm. American Red Cross Rutherford Chapter (838 Oakland Road; Forest City) Info: Larry at 828-287-5916.

KidSenses Museum Events
•Fri. July 8th: We all scream for ice cream beginning at 5:30pm. •Sat. July 9th: Meet Flat Stanley! •Don’t forget...2:00 ROCKS! Join the museum staff every day for a wild and wacky activity. Located: 172 N. Main Street in downtown Rutherfordton. Info; 828-286-2120. Visit our website at www.kidsenses.com.

Fishing For A Cure
Silver’s Lake Thurs. July 14, 4pm-11:15pm. Entry fees: $35. Prizes: $25 every 30 minutes for biggest fish. Drawing for spots 5:30pm. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life.
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