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August 2, 2012.
There is nothing like a first day!
On Monday, over 250 kids participated in the opening practice of high school football for all of the teams across the county. Nobody seemed more thrilled than coach Daniel Bailey at Chase.
“We have around 20 kids that return for their senior year and I feel like we had a great first day of practice,” Bailey said. “We have good size and I feel like our athletic ability in the open field will be better than a year ago.”
Brenda Watson, the new Director of Communities in Schools, Rutherford County.
This is the last opportunity for everyone to help “stuff the bus” with supplies and tools for schools. This annual school supply drive ensures that each student attending Rutherford County public schools has all the school supplies needed to succeed. It’s a neighbor to neighbor exchange for caring and giving people. Education is key to giving these kids an opportunity to succeed in life. The more our kids are successful, the more they can give back to the community.
William Sidney Porter • Writer
William Sidney Porter was born on September 11, 1862 in Greensboro, North Carolina. He passed away at a young 47 years of age on June 5, 1910 in New York City. He wrote under the pen names of O. Henry, Oliver Henry and Olivier Henry. His famous short stories are know for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization and clever twist endings. He is most remembered as O. Henry. His father was a physician and his mother died when he was just three years old.
It’s been a while since I’ve taken the “Jawbone Trail Cookbook”, compiled North Carolina State Parks Staff, Family and Friends, off my cooking shelf. A great cookbook to add to any collection and is available at South Mountain State Parks. I thought I’d go to the kitchen and concentrate on Bread, Crackers and Rolls from this cookbook.
Cheese Wafers • Ice Cream Muffins • Pepperoni Bread
How long do your storms last?
I was in our yard working on something—cutting grass or roses or spreading mulch—something like that when all of a sudden the wind started gusting. Then the gusts grew more severe. I looked up in the sky and noticed that it was black with clouds. A storm was blowing up and quickly.
So I got my tools together and went inside just as huge drops of rain fell. It was one of those heavy downpours that the gutters can’t contain. “Well, there goes my afternoon,” I thought.
Faye Hutchins Melton, age 71, of Bostic, NC, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012.
Billy Mack Buff, age 73, of Harris, NC, passed away Monday, July 23, 2012.
Clifford “Buren” Murray, age 55, of Collins Avenue, Forest City, NC, passed away July 25, 2012.
Douglas Edward Evans, 60, of Ellenboro, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2012.
Elizabeth Bonita Whisnant Williams, 62, of Ellenboro, passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2012.
Ethel Pearl Parker Fowler, 92, of Ruth, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2012.
Hazel Irene Armstrong, age 87, of Ellenboro, NC, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2012.
Helen Logan Flack was born July 7th, 1919 in Hendersonville, NC to the late Willie and Erie Logan.
Kathy Ledford Dover, 56, of Shelby, passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2012.
Deer give us a great example of how patterns change according to ones needs. Right now, in many parts of the country, we are seeing a changing pattern. I always break these down into three periods; early spring through late summer, late summer through fall, and winter. Let me explain. In the early spring through late summer, the land is full of all sorts of food. The deer do not have to travel far to get a variety of tasty foods. During these times, they are somewhat unpredictable because there is no particular place that is more special than another. Late summer through the fall is much different. During this time, soft mast such as apples, pears, and other fruits begin to fall off the trees. And since deer love these, you can trust the fact that they will show up with regularity. And this also goes for their favorite nuts - the acorns.
Prospect Baptist Church
Benefit Poor Man’s Supper on Sat. Aug. 11, 4pm-7pm. All proceeds will benefit 3 church members who are battling long term health issues & lengthy hospitalizations.
Floyd’s Creek Baptist Church, Forest City
Sportsman’s Banquet, Thurs. Aug. 9, 6:30pm. Come enjoy a fantastic evening with Michael Lord of Michael Lord Outdoors. Tickets include a BBQ dinner and a chance for some great door prizes. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the following locations: Cross Outdoor Exchange in Boiling Springs SC, Butler’s Jewelry & Loan and Floyd’s Creek Baptist Church in Forest City. 828-245-1059.
Alexander Missionary Methodist Church
Poor Man’s Supper on Aug 11, 5pm. Everyone welcome to come and join us.
Farmers Market-Columbus, NC.
Now Open! 8am-12pm at the Courthouse Square. Veggies, Breads, Meat & Eggs, Crafts. Keep It Local!
Substance Abuse Meeting
Every Wednesday 12:30-1:30pm at the Empowerment Center, First St. Forest City.
Relay for Life Book Sale
We just added some brand new books and refreshed our used book section. We also have DVD’s and some books on tape. Hardbacks are $2 and paperbacks are $1. All proceeds benefit the Rutherford County Relay for Life. The sale will continue throughout the summer or until the books are sold. Held at Rutherford EMC; 186 Hudlow Rd., Forest City. Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm.
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