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129 Years Ago... Labor Day -  How It All  Got Started
Peter J. McGuire, American Federation of Labor.
129 Years Ago... Labor Day - How It All Got Started
    Today, it has become a three day holiday which embraces parties, parades, and athletic events. It is seen as the last “hurrah” of summer and the beginning of fall which officially starts on September 23. What began in the height of the American Industrial Revolution, and is called Labor Day, now gives an expanded meaning from its’ original birth.
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The Battle of Blue/White vs.  Red/Black Starts SMAC Play
Kevin Carver
The Battle of Blue/White vs. Red/Black Starts SMAC Play

Hang on to your helmets, conference play begins this weekend on the gridiron as Rutherford County has three big games scheduled on Friday.

The one that all of Rutherford County seems to talk about every preseason is the battle between the Hilltoppers and the Cavaliers. Well, it’s time to take it to the field.

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baseball campaign turns fast strikes into fast relief for American Red Cross
baseball campaign turns fast strikes into fast relief for American Red Cross
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Chesnee Centennial Celebration Schedule
Chesnee Centennial Celebration Schedule
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 to Rutherford Weekly General Manager!
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South Mountains State Park
South Mountains State Park
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Listen To Life
Are You Listening?

Each morning, I get up early to read and meditate.  My favorite place to spend my solitude is in our kitchen, rocking in the chair I rocked our infant daughters in while looking out over the horse pastures through the bay window.  There are windows beside the bay window and on a cool morning, I’ll raise them.

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Alice Wilkie Kendrick, 90
Alice Wilkie Kendrick, 90, formerly of Henrietta and a resident of Oakland Living Center, died Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at Hospice House.
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Dover Randolph, 69
Dover Randolph,  69, of Forest City, NC, passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2011.
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Karen Elizabeth Wurbach-Nielson, 54
Karen Elizabeth Wurbach-Nielson, 54 of Forest City, passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2011
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Lydia Mae Vess Greene, 90
Lydia Mae Vess Greene, 90, formerly of Forest City, passed away Saturday, August 27, 2011
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Randy Goode, 45
Randy Goode, 45 of Mooresboro, NC, passed away Monday, August 29, 2011
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Outdoor Truths
Outdoor Truths

Every fall the big box hunting stores have their sales and specials. Most of the time, these particular days includes seminars from national or regional pros. Many pro staff members of hunting companies are also asked to stand in and endorse certain brands or products. This weekend I stood in for PSE Archery at one of the Gander Mountain stores. These are good opportunities to meet new people and talk up the upcoming hunting season while promoting your brand. 

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Church News

Church News 9/15/11-9/22/11
Church News 9/15/11-9/22/11

Crestview Baptist Church

Return to Me: A Southwest NC Prayer Conference Sept. 16-18. Friday: 6:15pm-8:30pm, Saturday: 8:45am-12pm & 12:50pm-2:30pm, Sunday: 6:30pm-8:30pm. 630 South Church St. Forest City. 828-245-1929.


Church Plant Meeting

Ellenboro Fire Dept. on Sept. 18th, 6pm. If interested in being part of this new church plant, please call Richard Hayden at 828-919-0009 for more details.


Harriett Memorial Free Will Baptist 

Fish Fry on Fri. Sept. 16, 4pm. Fundraising effort to help with ongoing church projects. Donation of $ 8. Take out orders are available. 828-657-9446 to place your order. 1938 Hwy. 221-A (one mile south of Harrelson Funeral home & Hardin Drugs).


Bible Way Baptist Church

Benefit Yard Sale Sat. Sept. 17, 7am until. Hamburger & Hotdog plate super & singing at 4pm. Singers: Soldiers for the Cross & Stone River. John Smith Rd. Green Creek.


Tanners Grove United Methodist Church

Old Fashioned Fish Fry Sat. Sept. 17, 4:30pm-7:30pm. Flounder, fries, hush puppies, slaw, dessert, drink, $8 plate, 12 & under $5. Tanners Grove Rd. 


Faith Temple Christian Church

Pastoral Appreciation Day Sun. Sept. 18, 4pm. Speaker: Michael Moore. 151 Kentucky St. Spindale.


Sandy Level Baptist Church

3rd Sunday Night Singing Sept. 18, 6pm. Featuring: Jesus Harmony.


West Point Baptist Church

Talent night Sat. Oct. 8, 6pm. Proceeds go to purchase an Electric Drum Set. Christian and/or positive/uplifting talent is desired: solos, groups, bands, dancers, comedians, actors, etc. To enter your talent or for more info call 828-287-0165 or email: sheree.crowder@westpointbaptist.org 


Harriett Memorial Free Will Baptist Church

Fish Fry on Fri. Sept. 16, 4PM. Fundraising effort to help with ongoing church projects. Donations of $8. Take out available 828-657-9446 to order. 1938 Hwy. 221-A (one mile south of Harrelson Funeral home & Hardin Drugs).

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

Buffet Breakfast Sat. Sept. 17, 7am-10:30am. $5 all you can eat! Mt. Pleasant Church Rd., Forest City. 


Long Branch Road Baptist Church

Breakfast Buffet Sat. Sept. 24, 7am-10am. Cost - $5 per person, kids 3 & under free. 621 Long Branch Rd. Forest City, (Shiloh Community). Proceeds for the new Fellowship Hall. 828-287-1408 or 828-287-1314.


Long Branch Road Baptist Church

4th Annual Auction Fri. Oct. 7, 7pm-until.If you have any items to donate (furniture, electronics, TV, household goods, toys, games, etc., - all in good and working condition, no clothes or books please). Call 828-287-1408 or 828-287-1314. We hope we can count on your support. 621 Long Branch Rd. Forest City (Shiloh Community)


Heaven Bound Baptist Church

Celebrating our Homecoming of 14 years of Gods blessings with our church on Sept, 18, 11:00am. Dinner after service, singing at 2pm with Blue Ridge Hollar. 285 Friendship D.r Ellenboro. 


Cooper Springs CH Church

ATTENTION ALL LADIES!! Come out and join us for a morning of food, fellowship, & worship. We will begin serving food at 9am with worship starting at 10am with Higher Praise, followed by our speaker for the morning Rev. Joan Grigg. 5840 Bostic-Sunshine Hwy. Bostic.


Caroleen Congregational Holiness Church 

Homecoming Sun. Sept. 18. Speaker: Rev. Kenneth Lytle. Lunch will be in the Social hall following service. Everyone welcome.


Thermal City United Methodist Church

Celebrating Homecoming Sun. Sept. 18. Sunday school 10am. Worship service 11am. Covered dish meal to follow. Everyone Welcome.


Saint Paul AME Zion Church

7th Annual Seven Churches “Living in the Last Days” Praise & Worship Service Sun. Sept. 25, 3pm. There will be seven anointed vessels for God speaking on the program. 200 Lawing Rd. Forest City.


Florence Baptist Church 

Nanney, Ferguson, Hardin Reunion Sat. Sept. 24, 12pm in the Fellowship Hall. 201 South Broadway St.

Forest City.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Emergency Preparedness Fair Sat. Sept. 17, 10am-2pm. Workshops, Demonstrations, Exhibits. 250 Mount Pleasant Church Rd., Forest City.


Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

Benefit Spaghetti Supper for Renee Aldridge Fri. Sept. 23, 4pm-7pm. 397 Mt. Pleasant Church Rd. Forest City. Dine In or Carry out; 828-245-4496. 


Trinity Lutheran Church

LCMS + Confessional Lutheranism. Teaching only the answers Jesus gives from the Bible, about sin and forgiveness through faith in Jesus Christ God’s Son, who died and rose for you! Check us out at: www.trinitylutherantryon.org For the best Christian talk radio: www.issuesetc.org  check out the archived Bible studies & topics. Call Pastor Thomas Olson 828-817-5506 or email: pto351@gmail.com


Sister Chicks for Christ

Presents 9th Annual Ladies Night Out Mon. Sept. 26, 6:30-8pm @ Performing Arts Center, ICC. Featuring Christian Speaker: Shari Minke. Praise & Worship: Larry Lawson. Tickets, $5 can be purchased at Spindale Drug. Info: 828-223-9280.


Redemption Faith Center

Weekly Intercessory Prayer. Welcoming those in need of prayer every Wednesday at 7PM. Info: 828-245-6296. Located 1070 74-A Spindale.


Forest City Church of Christ

Self Help Bible Study “Getting to know God” Study by mail in the comforts of your own home & your own pace. 828-245-2720 leave name, address & phone number. 115 Clay St. Forest City. 


Word of Deliverance Christian Assembly

Substance Abuse Meeting every 2nd, 3rd & 4th Monday, 6-7pm. Located: Hwy. 11, Chesnee. 828-305-1280.


New Zion Missionary Baptist Church

Open Arms Substance Abuse meeting every Tuesday from 7-8pm. 619 Ledbetter Rd. Spindale. Info: 828-305-1280.


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.


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Community News

Week of 9-15-11 thru 9-21-11
Week of 9-15-11 thru 9-21-11

Ham and Chicken Pie Supper

Mt Vernon Community Club House Sat. Sept. 24, 4:30pm-7pm. Adults $8 all you can eat, kids age 5-12 $5. Call In Orders to Go, 828-223-1768. All Proceeds will be used to renovate the Mt. Vernon Club House.


Down Syndrome Support Group Picnic

New Down Syndrome support group in Cleveland Co. We are a sub-group of the DSAC (Down Syndrome Association of Charlotte). Picnic held Sat. Sept. 17, 4-7pm at Optimist Park, 1007 Mark Drive Shelby. If possible last names beginning with A-L bring a drink and M-Z bring a dessert. We will provide the rest. Rain date: Sat. Sept. 24. We want to reach out to not only Cleveland Co. residents but also individuals and families in surrounding counties. 


Mental Illness

Family to Family Support Group. Always on the 3rd Thursday of the Month, 15th of September, 6:30pm-8pm at United Way of Rutherford County. 668 Withrow Rd. Forest City.


Music at the Mills 

Herman Coffey & Bluegrass Tradition Gospel Alliance Fri. Sept. 16, 7pm. 6495 Hudlow Rd. Union Mills.


Bill’s Creek VFD

Community Auxiliary Yard Sale Sat. Oct 1, 7am until. Will be serving breakfast & lunch. Info: 828-625-5517. Station #1 on Bill’s Creek Rd.


Hospice In Need of Items

Trash bags, laundry detergent, cleaning products dish detergent, Lysol spray, liquid hand soap, paper towels, Kleenex tissue, toilet tissue, etc. Info: 828-245-0095.

Grace of God Needed Items

Sectional plates, bowls, plastic forks & spoons, cups, napkins, paper towels, gallon canned foods, personal hygiene items, coffee, sugar & cleaning items. 828-245-9141. 


Substance Abuse Meeting

Christian 12 step Open Arms support meeting every Wednesday 12:30-1:30pm @ Community Empowerment Building; 129 First St. Forest City. 828-305-1280.


Are You Ok Phone Reassurance Program

Designed to check on senior citizens & help them & their family have peace of mind. Program provides a knowledge that someone cares and will check on them daily. No cost for this program. Contact Lt. Godlock 828-287-6395, Rutherford Co. Sheriff Office.


Crime Stoppers of Rutherford County

Is a program established for the purpose of obtaining information about criminal activity & fugitive felons. Have information about a crime? Report is anonymously. You do not have to reveal your name. Your information could get you a cash reward. Crime Stoppers 828-286-8477.


Bingo at the VFW 

Every Thursday night at 6PM. Refreshments & food are available for purchase. The top prize for the last game is $500. Proceeds from bingo benefit veterans in the surrounding communities. Located on Withrow Road. Forest City.


Stop Smoking Now

Free stop smoking classes are offered at Rutherford Regional’s Cancer Resource Center Monday evenings from 4-5pm. For more information or to register for the class, please call 828-245-4596.

Blood Drives

•Mon. Sept. 19, 1pm-5pm at American Red Cross (838 Oakland Rd. Forest City) Call Larry at 828-287-5916 for appt. •Fri. Sept. 23, 1pm-5pm at Forest City Fire Dept. (186 S. Church St. Forest City) Call Chief Mark McCurry at 828-245-2111 for appt. •Thurs. Sept. 29, 2pm-6:30pm at Trinity Christian School (299 Deter Street; Rutherfordton) Call Grant Deviney at 828-286-3900 for appt. •Tues. Sept. 27, 3pm-7:30pm at Crestview Baptist Church (630 S. Church Street; Forest City) Call Robin Rohm at 828-286-9758 for appt. •Fri. Sept. 30, 10am-2:30pm at Lowe’s 1788 (184 Lowe’s Blvd; Forest City) Call Ashley Loaces at 828-351-1023 for appt.


ICC Courses in September 

•Beginning & Intermediate Sign Language •Puppetry for Dummies •Party Bridge •Drawing-Beginning •Forensics: Real Science verses Hollywood •Intro to Genealogy Research •Overview Apple Computer •Computer Fundamentals I •Ceramics •Mail Merge •Landscape Quilting •Heirloom Sewing •Holiday Floral Arranging •Cake Decorating •Real Estate Broker- Pre licensing •Mac Computers- The Grand Tour •Yoga •Zumba. Visit www.isothermal.edu/learnstuff or call 828-286-3636 ext. 346.


Colfax Free Fair

Ellenboro School Carnival “Homegrown Heritage” Sept. 20-24 at Old Ellenboro School. Rides, games, food, live music. Please bring exhibits to the gym on Mon. Sept. 19, 9am-7pm. Info; 828-453-7457 or 828-453-7414.

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