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If It’s A Plow, He’s Got It!
If It’s A Plow, He’s Got It!
    His father was Sam Turner and almost 50 years ago, his son, John William Turner got very interested with the “tools of the earth”. When his dad passed, John  inherited his dad’s plows and associated farm equipment. Initially he could not afford to buy others, but eventually he earned enough to go to sales and auctions and gather some of his beloved plows, a few at a time.

     Today, John Turner (his wife calls him Bill) can look back and proudly talk about and show you what might be the biggest and most versatile display of plows and other farm equipment I have ever seen. The Smithsonian Institute in Washington would be lucky to have Turner’s unbelievable collection.
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A Little Martinsville Madness With Some  March Madness Too
Kevin Carver
A Little Martinsville Madness With Some March Madness Too

Well, it’s one of my two favorites weekend’s of the year. I make another trip to the Martinsville Speedway this weekend as NASCAR goes short track racing at a place where contact is going to happen.

Forget, Daytona, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Fontana, and even Bristol--it’s time for some real racing to take place on Sunday.
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Around The House
Around The House
Fun, Surprising Cost-Saving Home Improvements
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Owls Baseball
Owls Baseball
Owls Sign Three from Winthrop
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Jim Rowell Retires From Rutherford Regional
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Listen To Life

Where are you sailing off to today?

It’s a great time of year to enjoy a cruise, isn’t it? Lots of us sail off for warmer destinations during the cold months of winter.

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Bertha Jane Owensby Sisk, age 70
Bertha Jane Owensby Sisk, age 70
Bertha Jane Owensby Sisk, age 70, of Forest City, passed away March 13, 2012.
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Earlene Francis Honeycutt, 75
Earlene Francis Honeycutt, 75, of Rutherfordton, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012.
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Etta Ree Linder, 82
Etta Ree Linder, 82
Etta Ree Linder, 82 passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2012.
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Gerald Short, age 64
Gerald Short, age 64
Gerald Short, age 64, of Henrietta, passed away Friday, March 16, 2012.
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Gordon Elmer Smart, 93
Gordon Elmer Smart, 93
Gordon Elmer Smart, 93, of W. Stagecoach Trail, Shelby, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2012.
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Martin Timothy Hoyle, 52
Martin Timothy Hoyle, 52, of Greeneville, TN, formerly of Rutherfordton, passed away Friday.
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Mason Leet Tippett, infant son
Mason Leet Tippett, infant son of Michael Leet Tippett and Rebecca Lynn Russell, passed away Friday, March 16, 2012.
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Mrs. Carolyn Mullinax Campbell, 74
Mrs. Carolyn Mullinax Campbell, 74, of Mooresboro, passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2012.
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Mrs. Janice Faye Crawford Couch
Mrs. Janice Faye Crawford Couch passed away March 18, 2012.
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Mrs. Opal Jean Brooks Jolley, 89
Mrs. Opal Jean Brooks Jolley, 89
Mrs. Opal Jean Brooks Jolley, 89, of Ellenboro, a resident of Fair Haven Home, passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2012.
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Paris Clay Andrews, 89
Paris Clay Andrews, 89, of Rutherfordton, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2012.
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Wallace Eugene “Red” Gowan, age 74
Wallace Eugene “Red” Gowan, age 74
Wallace Eugene “Red” Gowan, age 74, of Forest City, NC, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012.
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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 3/29/12-4/5/12
Church Happenings 3/29/12-4/5/12

Sandy Level Baptist Church, Bostic

Fish Fry on 1st Saturday of every month. Everyone Welcome. 


Sunshine United Methodist Church

Regular weekly schedule: Sunday worship services 9:45am; Sunday School 10:45am. Pastor: Rev. Cindy Lunsford. 367 Depriest Rd., Sunshine.


Hopewell United Methodist Church, Ellenboro

Come join us for a new & exciting way to praise and worship God! Join us on Saturdays at 5pm. Don’t worry about dressing up. (Corner of Hollis & Hopewell Rd.) 828-248-2333. 

Greater Holy Temple No. 2, Forest City

Miracle Healing & Deliverance Service held Fri. March 30, 7:30pm.


True Word Baptist Church

Presents: Gospel Blowout @ Chase High School; 106 Chase High Rd. Forest City on Sat. March 31, 5:30pm-10pm. 828-248-2812.


West Point Baptist Church, Rutherfordton

“Operation Inasmuch” Sat. March 31, 9am-1pm. Following FREE services will be offered: general minor auto care, car wash & vacuum, clothes closet, food give-away & health checks, free cholesterol checks to first 50 people; fasting required. Info: 828-287-0165.


Piney Knob Baptist Church, Rutherfordton

Church wide Yard & Bake Sale Sat. March 31, 7am. Proceeds go to Missions.  


Grace Missionary Methodist Church, Caroleen

Easter Program Sat. March 31, 7pm.  Corner of Kelly Rd., & 221A.


Cliffside Baptist Church

Benefit Breakfast for Christi Yelton Wenger, breast cancer patient. Sat. March 31, 7am-10am. Donations accepted.


Henrietta First Baptist Church

The Proclaimers will perform Sat. March 31, 7pm. A love offering will be taken. BBQ supper 4pm-6pm.


Floyds Creek Baptist Church

Old time Gospel Singing and Ministry: The Sound of Singing Men on Sun. April 1, 6pm.

Owens Chapel F.B.H. Church

Sat. March 31, 11am-3pm. Family in Need (Yard Sale), clothes will be provided at no cost to you. Get there before they run out. We would like to be a blessing in our community. Join us for free hamburgers & hotdogs.


Spindale Methodist Church

Community Lenten series entitled “We, the Jury” each Wednesday through April 4. Info: 828-287-2056.


Cedar Grove UMC Sanctuary

Lenten Wednesday Services now thru April 4. Meal at 5:45pm; Service at 6:30pm.


First Baptist Church, Bostic

Easter Egg Festival Wed. April 4, 6pm. There is no cost. Across from East Rutherford Middle School.  


Forest City Cross Walk 

Fri. April 6, a silent pilgrimage about God’s love. The walk will start at First Baptist on Main St. and conclude at First UMC on Main St. Info call Richard @ 828-919-0009.


Faith Baptist Church, Forest City.

Easter Egg Hunt and Lunch Sat. April 7, 12pm.


Thermal City United Methodist Church, Union Mills

All you can eat Spaghetti Supper Sat. April 7, 4PM until. Take out orders available.

Harmon Street Baptist Church

Easter Egg Hunt Sat. April 7, 2pm. Sunrise Service Sun. April 8, 7am, breakfast 7:30am, Sunday School 9am. Worship Service 10am.


Pilgrims Way Baptist Church, Rutherfordton

Bus Kick Off Day! Join us Sat. April 7, 12-4pm. Food, fun & inflatables, All kids K-12 interested in riding the bus to church, you and your parents can meet our bus workers. Info: 828-429-7616.


Gilkey Church of God 

Church wide yard sale Sat. April 14, 8am-2pm. Breakfast included. Corn Hole tournament, 11am. Proceeds go to youth and children’s department. 

Heaven Bound Baptist Church, Ellenboro 

Easter play, “Milestones of Jesus “ April 7, 6pm.


Corinth Baptist Church, Casar

Join us for our Easter Drama “Pardoned” Sun. April 8, 10am. 


Heaven Bound Baptist Church, Ellenboro 

Sat. April 28, 1st Annual Myra Austin Cancer Benefit, a lady living in our county who is living with High Grade T1 Bladder Cancer. Yard Sale, Bake Sale & Raffle staring at 6am and Hot dog sale at 10am. ALL proceeds raised will go to help with medical bills. We also need Yard Sale items donated, to donate call 828-289-4401.


Word of Deliverance Church, Gaffney, SC

Celebrating 14th Pastoral Anniversary for

Senior Pastor, Tommy R. Twitty, Elect Lady Nicole Twitty & Family on Sun. April 29, 4pm. Guest Messenger: Pastor T. Renea Glenn. 864-461-7178.


Redemption Faith Center, 1070 74-A Spindale

Weekly Intercessory Prayer Wednesdays 7PM. Info: 828-245-6296.


Forest City Church of Christ 

Self Help Bible Study “Getting to know God” Study by mail. 828-245-2720 leave name, address & phone number. 115 Clay St., Forest City.


Word of Deliverance Christian Assembly Substance Abuse Meeting 2nd, 3rd & 4th Mondays, 6-7pm. 828-305-1280. Hwy. 11 Chesnee.


New Zion Missionary Baptist Church 

Open Arms Substance Abuse meeting Tuesdays 7-8pm. Info: 828-305-1280. Ledbetter Rd., Spindale.


Campfield Memorial Baptist Church 

Carolina Faith Riders invite you to weekly Biker Bible Study Saturdays 3pm. Hwy. 74 Bikes & Leather (off Hwy. 74 Bus. & Bostic-Sunshine Hwy.)


Faith Temple Christian Church, Spindale

Soup Ministry Thursdays at 6pm.


Faith Baptist Church, W. Main St., Forest City

Free Soup Kitchen Fridays 11am-12:30pm. 704-418-2193 or 828-248-2946.


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: 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 3/29/12-4/4/12
Community Events 3/29/12-4/4/12

Big Community Yard Sale 

Sponsored by Rutherford County 4-H. Fri. April 6th. 193 Callahan-Koone Road, Spindale. Vendors & families welcomed, $5 per space. Bring your own table. Call 828-287-6011. Proceeds to send 4-H’ers to camp and other 4-H events. 


ICC Classes in March

•Real Estate Broker Pre-Licensing •Floral Arranging for Spring Holidays •Beach Bound Shagging Class •Digital Photography for Beginners •Fitness Swim/Swim Exercise •Introduction to Rock Guitar •Composting & Vermicomposting •Getting Paid to Talk- Voice Over class •Resistance Training to Enhance Metabolism •Pathways to Courage •Cake Decorating- Beginner •Program & Service Evaluation for Non-Profits •Millifoire Art for Spring •Aging Gracefully-Exercise •NC Concealed Carry Handgun Class •Forensics: Real Science VS Hollywood •T’ai Chi Chih •Zumba •Beginning Spanish II •Technology Tutoring •Yoga •Getting Creative w/Natural Paper. To register or for more info contact 828-286-3636 ext. 346 or visit www.isothermal.edu/learnstuff


Blood Drives

•Mon. April 9, 4pm-8:30pm @ Campfield Memorial Baptist Church  (369 Campfield Church Rd. Ellenboro) Please call 828-245-5878 for appt. •Fri. April 13, 1pm-5:30pm @ Forest City Fire Department (186 S. Church St. Forest City) Please call Chief Mark McCurry at 828-245-2111 for appt. •Fri. April 13, 7:30am-11:30am @ Goodes Creek Baptist Church (Goodes Creek Rd. Cliffside) Please call Clayton Turner at 828-245-3513 for appt.


Gilkey Chain Gang 

Meets Saturdays from 2-3:30pm at Gilkey School Community Center (this is the old Gilkey Elementary School)If you love to crochet, or love to knit, or you want to learn. All ages are welcome. Free. Bring a crochet hook or knitting needles and yarn. Info 828-289-2563. 


The Military Order of Purple Heart 

Is starting a chapter in the Forest City, NC area and is seeking all veterans of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard who has been combat wounded in America’s wars and have received the Purple Heart medal. For info or to join, write or call Peter Meletis; 1007 Briarcliff Rd., Mooresville, NC 28115, 704-664-7766 or write Bailey Gillespie; POB 365 Spindale, NC 28160.

Easter Egg Hunt

Sat. March 31, 1pm at Old Gilkey School Community Center. Ages 12 & under


Forest City Cross Walk 

Fri. April 6, a silent pilgrimage about God’s love. The walk will start at First Baptist on Main St. and conclude at First UMC on Main St. For more info, please call Richard Hayden @ 828-919-0009.


Hands of Hope for Life 

Will sponsor its 19th Walk for Life on Sat. April 21. Registration 8am & 9am. The walk will start promptly at 9am. Please come and join us as we walk for babies who don’t have a VOICE and are never given the chance of LIFE. 


Helping Hands Food Pantry

Helping those in need of food in Rutherford County. Call for schedule of give away 828-287-2207. Operated through prayer, volunteers & donations. 225 West Main St. Spindale, NC.


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.


2nd Annual RIMA Pavement Pounder 5K Run/Walk

To benefit Relay for Life on Sat. April 21, 8am at Rutherford Internal Medicine; 181 Daniel Rd. Forest City. Registration is available online at www.rutherfordoutdoor.org. Info: 828-288-6344 or email janine.clapp@carolinashealthcare.org


Clean/Spruce-up Downtown Rutherfordton

Sat. March 31, 8am-12pm. Come to the parking lot next to Town Hall for assignments, safety vests, gloves, trash bags & rakes. Bring your own cleaning implements if you like. Info or to volunteer, call 828-287-3520 or just show up.  


Rutherfordton 225th Anniversary Celebration

In planning for The 225th Anniversary celebration of Rutherfordton, Rutherford County’s county seat, the education subcommittee is looking for pictures and/ or information regarding any schools that have existed in Rutherford County, particularly the earliest schools. If you have information or pictures, please contact Phillip White at 828-657-6139 or Robin Salicki at: rsalicki@rcsnc.org or 828-305- 8666.

 The Old Dunbar Classic Car & Motorcycle Show

Sat. April 7. Rain date: Sat. April 14. It’s not to early to register. Info: 828-247-4142. 


KidSenses Events, Rutherfordton

•Sat. March 31: Sun Catcher Saturday, Create Sun Catcher Crafts in Creation Station at 11am, 12:30pm & 2pm. •Fri. March 30: High-Flying Friday, make your own kite and windsock, 5:30pm. 828-286-2120.


3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt 

KD Support Services is hosting it’s 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt April 7, 1-5pm at the new location of Crowe Park, Forest City. Any special needs person, family member, caregiver or friends are invited. Free food, fun, dancing & music. Info: 828-382-0031.


Stainless Ministries

Food Distribution every Monday from 9am until 1pm at the Old Dunbar Community Center. Come and be Blessed!


Yokefellow Service Center

Storewide half-price sale from April 2nd -7th, 10am-5pm. 132 Blanton Street, Spindale. 


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.


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.

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.


Stop Smoking Now

Free stop smoking classes are offered at Rutherford Regional Cancer Resource Center on Monday evenings from 4-5pm. For more info or to register; 828-245-4596.


The American Legion Post 423

We now have a charter for “Sons of American Legion”! Meets 1st Monday of every month at the Legion Building located on Boss Moore Rd., Caroleen. Supper at 6pm, meeting at 7pm. Info: Johnny Lowery 828-657-6145. 


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