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All That Racquet, Comes  From The NCAA Bracket
All That Racquet, Comes From The NCAA Bracket

March Madness has finally arrived, 68 team vie to be the national champ in collegiate hoops and the bracket was released this past Sunday.

All that noise you here around work this week, likely has to do with who will take the 2012 title. So, why not go through the ACC teams in it and my random thoughts on the tourney itself.


Deservedly, N. C. State makes the tourney to give the ACC five teams. However, they draw a very good sixth-seeded San Diego St. in the first round. I think that’s a good test for the Wolfpack and it should be a great game. N. C. State has been my sleeper all year and I do like them to get past the first round with Howell, Leslie and a surging Brown doing the damage. I have them out in the second round as they have to face Georgetown.

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She Gives Comfort, Warmth, & Thanks... The Afghan Lady
“We need to let them know, they are not forgotten and are appreciated”
She Gives Comfort, Warmth, & Thanks... The Afghan Lady
  She will tell you how she was “inspired by God” to do what she is doing. Because of her family, she has always admired the military. She’ll remind you that her parents sent “five boys into the armed services to serve our country and fortunately they all came back.” Her name is Betty Clark. She too wanted to join the Air Force. However, her parents disapproved. She is now 81 years old and still loves the military. “I have such compassion for all the veterans, especially for those that are suffering. I think after they’ve served, they’re too often forgotten. If every citizen visited a VA hospital, they would never forget what they’d see.”
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Entertainment

Rutherford Weekly’s Favorite Reader Recipes 3/15/12
Rutherford Weekly’s Favorite Reader Recipes 3/15/12

This Week: Buttermilk Baked Chicken • Chicken Broccoli Casserole • Crab Cakes

I just took off my cookbook shelf, “Country Classics” from Mountain Creek Baptist Church in Rutherfordton. It has some very good time tested recipes.

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Slideshow

Big Springs Baptist Church
Big Springs Baptist Church
Snyder Family Band In Concert
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Opinion

Listen To Life
Got a guide?

A friend of mine went rock climbing.  He emailed me some pictures from his adventure.  One shot was from the bottom of the rock he climbed, looking straight up a sheer face that was really tall.  Several others were from various places along the way.

I asked him, “How did you climb straight up like that?”
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Obituaries

Betty Virginia “Gin” Neal, age 74
Betty Virginia “Gin” Neal, age 74, of Bostic, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2012.
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David George Eischen, age 52
David George Eischen, age 52, of Spindale, NC, passed away March 3, 2012.
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Donald Jr. Smiley
Donald Jr. Smiley
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Mina Lopez, age 83
Mina Lopez, age 83, formerly a resident of the Carolina House of Forest City, passed away Monday, March 12, 2012.
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Mr. Jimmy Ray Sailors, 77
Mr. Jimmy Ray Sailors, 77, of Cliffside, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2012.
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Nola B. Foster, age 90
Nola B. Foster, age 90 of Forest City, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2012.
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Robert Lewis Morrow, age 77
Robert Lewis Morrow, age 77, of Forest City, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2012.
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Robert Maxton “Max” Hamrick, 61
Robert Maxton “Max” Hamrick, 61, of Ellenboro, passed away on Monday, March 12, 2012.
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Sue Brindle Griffin
Sue Brindle Griffin passed away Friday March 9th 2012.
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Sports

Outdoor Truths
Gary Miller
Outdoor Truths
I’ve always been a country boy at heart. And even though I longed to leave in my high school years, there was something that drew me back to the humble surroundings of my country way of living. It’s not always easy balancing this lifestyle with progress. It almost doesn’t seem right to want a rustic log cabin with a microwave. I want cows and dogs but a big screen T.V. would be nice as well. And I’m sure that even though my wife wants a clothes line in the back yard, she sure couldn’t do without her heavy duty washer and dryer. I want a garden, but I’d sure rather plow it with a new John Deere rather than an old mule.
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Church News

Church Happenings 3/15/12-3/21/12
Church Happenings 3/15/12-3/21/12
Harvest Time FGM Church, Rutherfordton
Youth night Wednesdays 6pm. Men’s Ministry meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7pm. Women’s Ministry meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays 7pm.

Trinity Lutheran Church
Visit us online: www.trinitylutherantryon.org For Christian talk radio: www.issuesetc.org check out archived Bible studies & topics. Info: Pastor Olson 828-817-5506 or email: pto351@gmail.com

Union Mills Community Bible Study & Inquirers’ Class
Hosted by the Union Mills Presbyterian Church; 6130 Hudlow Rd., Union Mills, on Tuesday’s beginning at 6pm. Info: 828-287-9141 or 828-287-7462.
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Community News

Community Events 3/15/12-3/21/12
Community Events 3/15/12-3/21/12

Customer Appreciation Day
Friday March 16, 10am-4pm @ the Habitat ReStore; 686 West Main Street, Forest City. Come by and enjoy punch and cupcakes.

Spring for Free
Guided Hikes: Hickory Nut Falls Saturdays, March 17, 24 & 31; 1-2pm. No additional cost with paid Park admission.

Rutherford Outdoor Coalition
Equestrian Division, in conjunction with Lynn Brown of Transitions is providing a one day, hands-on safety clinic Sat. March 17, 10am-3:30pm, held at Transitions, located at 3184 Polk County Line Rd., Rutherfordton. Rain date: March 24. Registration: 828-447-9600. Proceeds to benefit ROC-ED trail building efforts in Rutherford County.

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