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July 18, 2013.
We have reached the All-Star break with close to 70 games left to decide who makes the postseason and who doesn’t.
In the National League, Atlanta, St. Louis, Arizona are the three divisional leaders and Pittsburgh and Cincy have the wildcard spots. That’s the way things stack up for now.
Atlanta has felt like they have had a 20-game lead all season, but they really sit six games ahead in the East and have about all year.
Corporal Jerry K. Crump
Pride! We all want some and love to share pride whenever we can. During the Korean War two soldiers of the United States Army were just "doing their job". However, they did it, as we love to say and hear, "above and beyond". What was it that made these two men do what they did? Their family upbringing? Their dedication and unyielding faith in their country?
Private First Class Bryant H. Womack
In a former three room schoolhouse which now houses American Legion Post 423 in Henrietta, a proclamation has been made. It is to permanently change U. S. Route 74 and U. S. Route 221 to the Jerry Crump Memorial Highway and the Bryant Womack Memorial Highway respectively. To finally and outwardly honor the two sons of Rutherford and Polk County is long overdue.
Vacation Bible School Begins
Dr. Joey Faucette
How fast does time fly for you?
My Grandfather used to tell me, “Son, I don’t understand it, but the older you get, the faster time flies.”
Frankly I thought he was just an old man musing about life. I was younger, bullet-proof, sure that I could do whatever I wanted. When I was a kid, I thought it took forever for my birthday to arrive. Then finally I was a teenager. Then finally I could drive. Then finally I was 21.
But now that I’m a little older and hopefully a little wiser, I’m beginning to understand what he meant. Life has a way of accelerating as you get older. I don’t understand it either, but I just know that the days get shorter and I wonder, “Where did the week go?” and “Is it already the weekend?” Then one morning you wake up and recall all of those times you said, “I’m going to…” and “I plan on…” and you’ll do it all “When things settle down a bit.”
I’m not really sure that day ever arrives. So today, do something you’ve been talking about for way too long. Just do it. Go for it. Achieve something positive as you live positive and work positive today.
Billy Bon Cole, 28, of Mooresboro, passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2013.
Eugene Robert “Bob“ Smith, of Rutherfordton, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2013.
Larry Joe Dobbins, 64, of Spindale, passed away Friday, July 12, 2013.
Mrs. Bernice Debnam Flack, age 84 of Rutherfordton, passed away Monday, July 8, 2013.
Rickey Gene McSwain, 56, of Ellenboro, passed away on Tuesday, July 09, 2013.
Thomas Ray Johnson “The Mayor”, 70, of Nebo, passed away July 10, 2013.
I get in sort of a flux this time of year. I don’t know whether to fish, scout, shoot my bow, or stop it all until I get the yard and the house as momma would have it. But if I stop it all I really become an irritable guy. Maybe I could just call these trips therapy and get by with an occasional excursion. It is impossible to do it all. I love the possibilities of a big bass but I also love the serenity and table-fare of pan fish. I want to fish but I need to do some pre-season deer scouting.
Johnson Memorial Baptist Church
Welcoming Rev. Kevin Hamrick & family, Interim Pastor. Sunday 9:45am, Worship 11am, Evening Service 6pm, Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6pm.129 Groce St., Forest City.
Bethlehem Methodist Church
Rev. Karen Lawrence invites you to join them for worship services on Sundays @ 9:30am & Bible Study on Wednesdays @ 6pm. Casual dress OK. 253 School Rd., Mill Spring.
Fellowship Holiness Church
Stainless Ministries Spaghetti Fund Raiser Sat. July 20, 4pm. Cost $7 per plate. Call 828-748-7053 for takeout. 301 Deviney St. Spindale.
Rutherford Church of Christ
New Mid-Week Service; Wednesday 7PM. 925 Hwy 221 N. Rutherfordton.
Harmon Street Baptist Church
Community Free Movie, Popcorn and Drink on Fri. July 19, 9pm. 828-447-9810. 398 Harmon St., Forest City.
Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser
Fri. July 26, 5-8PM at the Forest City Club House. Tickets are available til July 20th. $7 for adults 11 and over, $5 for child 4-10 yrs. Proceeds will go to help local talents for Michelle Hines and kids to perform in Florida in August.
Whitehouse Community Center
Whitehouse Country Breakfast, Yard Sale & Bake Sale Sat. July 27, 7am-10am. Adults: $5; Children 6-12: $2.50, under 6: Free. 5408 Painters Gap Rd Union Mills.
Organic Grain Field Day
Tues. July 30, 10am-2pm at the Cherry Research Farm in Goldsboro, NC. Registration fee of $10 (includes lunch) is required prior to July 26. Info: Molly Hamilton 828-272-1041.
Chimney Rock State Park Event
“Off the Beaten Path:” Wild Mushrooms Walk Sat. July 27; 9:30am-noon. Cost: $25 for Adults, $10 for Annual Passholders (includes Park admission). Advance registration required. Join Dr. Coleman McCleneghan, renowned mycologist for the Asheville Mushroom Club and professor of Biology at Appalachian State University, in learning about and searching for a variety of fungi. Limited to 20 people.