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Rutherfordton Little League Goes To World Series
Kevin Carver
Rutherfordton Little League Goes To World Series

Ever heard of Livermore, California? Rutherfordton will forever remember the place as the Intermediate 50/70 Little League South Regionals Champions from Rutherfordton are there this week.

Last week, Rutherfordton (11-13 age) captured the South Region in Tennessee and go for the World Series title just east of San Francisco this week at Max Baer Park.

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Meadowbrook Golf Club  Celebrates 50 Years!
William Deck shows off the conceptional master plan for Carolina Hills at Meadowbrook Golf Clubs new project. Two homes have already been built on the course.
Meadowbrook Golf Club Celebrates 50 Years!

One of the golfers who comes often to Meadowbrook Golf Club seems to describe the club best when he says “it’s one of the best in this part of the country, hands down! All the people here are just wonderful.”

This golf club is celebrating 50 years and has come a long way since 1963. At that time, Kenneth Deck told his brother, Carson that he thought that establishing a golf club on the family farm and pastures, “just wouldn’t work”. Finally, when Carson told his brother he’d buy him out because be believed it would work, Kenneth said “well, alright I’ll go in with you.” 

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Entertainment

Rutherford Weekly's Favorite Readers Recipes 8/1/13
Rutherford Weekly's Favorite Readers Recipes 8/1/13
This week I’m going to the kitchen and use some recipes from the Jawbone Trail Cookbook compiled by North Carolina State Parks staff, family and friends. It has some unique and interesting recipes. Let’s get started.
 
German Slaw • Ham & Black Bean Salad • Pea Salad
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Slideshow

Fun In The Sun
Fun In The Sun
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Little League
Little League

2013 Southeast 13u Regional Champs Rutherfordton, NC

 
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Photo Of The Day Contest!
Photo Of The Day Contest!
"Moonlight Sunset"
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Stuff The Bus
Stuff The Bus

Communities In Schools of Rutherford County will kick off their annual month-long school supply drive at Walmart 

 
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Opinion

Listen To Life
Dr. Joey Faucette
Listen To Life

Are you making memories of today?

  I coach a lot of people who think of themselves as human doings, not human beings; folks whose spirits are dry, who’ve run out of energy and excitement.  I coach them to listen to their lives and make a positive life, not just a living, and that yes, they can do that and no, their business is probably not going to help them do it.  I coach them to make memories of today.

 Here’s an example.  I received an email from a friend recently who graduated from high school about 50 years ago.  There was a young man from Finland, an exchange student, in her graduating class.  The two of them had written and talked over the years, but not seen each other since graduation…

…until the previous month.  She and her husband left their business in good hands and went to Finland to visit her classmate.  They had a great time, enjoying being with him and seeing the gorgeous Baltic Sea and other Finnish wonders.

Life is way too short for you to sell your soul to the company store.  Starting now, listen to your life and make a positive life, not just a living.

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Obituaries

Betty Ellen Ford Clements, 82
Betty Ellen Ford Clements, 82
Betty Ellen Ford Clements, 82, of Spindale, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013. 
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Billy Spurgeon Butler, Jr., 60
Billy Spurgeon Butler, Jr., 60
Billy Spurgeon Butler, Jr., 60, of Ellenboro, went to be with the Lord on July 24, 2013. 
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Brenda Ervin Perry Terry, 64
Brenda Ervin Perry Terry, 64
Brenda Ervin Perry Terry, 64, of Mooresboro, passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. 
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Gary Clark Causby, 61
Gary Clark Causby, 61
Gary Clark Causby, 61, of Mooresboro, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. 
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Herman “Gene” Hensley, age 69
Herman “Gene” Hensley, age 69
Herman “Gene” Hensley, age 69, of Bostic, NC, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013.
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Juan “Boy” Gonzales, age 54
Juan “Boy” Gonzales, age 54
Juan “Boy” Gonzales, age 54, of Asheville, NC, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013.
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Judith Troxler Jones age 70
Judith Troxler Jones age 70
Judith Troxler Jones age 70, of Forest City passed away on July 23, 2013.  
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Samuel Berger, 96
Samuel Berger, 96
Samuel Berger, 96, of Union Mills, NC, passed away Monday July 22, 2013.
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Vickie Ann McKinney, age 61
Vickie Ann McKinney, age 61
Vickie Ann McKinney, age 61, of Forest City, NC, passed away Friday, July 26, 2013.
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Sports

Outdoor Truths
Gary Miller
Outdoor Truths
The government gives us statistics on the participation of hunting and fishing. The numbers that come from the federal government only include those sixteen and older while each state will refine the number down to every license sold. In 2006, those over sixteen years of age who fished or hunted (or both), totaled over 42 million. There is no doubt this group of men and women are important to our country and our economy. Those same statistics tell us this faction spent over 76 million dollars toward their outdoor activity.
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Church News

Church Happenings 8/1/13-8/7/13
Church Happenings 8/1/13-8/7/13
Drury Dobbins Baptist Church
Vacation Bible School Aug. 4-8, 6-8pm. Dinner will be served nightly at 5:30pm. Classes for all ages, including adults. Kickoff Sun. Aug. 4, 2-6pm. 3607 Dobbins Church Rd. Ellenboro. 
 
St. John AME Zion Church
Vacation Bible School Aug. 5-7, 6-8pm. 109 N. Ridgecrest Ave. Rutherfordton.  704-480-8939.
 
Grace Missionary Methodist Church
Vacation Bible School Aug. 6-9, 6:30-8:30pm. 965 Kelly Rd., Caroleen. If you need a ride, call Josh Lail at 828-980-2639.
 
Pleasant View Community Church
Revival/Homecoming Aug. 7-11. Services Wed.-Sat., 7pm. Sun. Aug. 11, Homecoming. 129 Michael Dr. Forest City. 828-248-2270.
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Community News

Community News 8/1/13-8/7/13
Community News 8/1/13-8/7/13
Benefit Cooking
Ribs, Ribs, Ribs! Sat. Aug. 3, 11am-1pm. For Michael Ward & Dennis Hoyle. Price $20 per rack. Contact Shannon Bradley at 828-429-4236 or Carolyn Earley at 828-453-9060. Pick up at Sammy’s Supermarket in Bostic. Proceeds help with medical expense due to cancer treatments. Donations accepted. 
 
Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser
Multi-Family Yard Sale & Bake Sale Sat. Aug. 3, 7am-11am at Rutherford Family Practice Parking Lot; 444 NC 108 Hwy. Rutherfordton (next to Rutherford OB/GYN). Proceeds benefit Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation.
 
Ashley Williams Benefit Concert 
Sat. Aug. 17, 5pm-9pm at Ellenboro School. Costs is $5 at the door and donations will also be taken. All proceeds are to help with medical expenses. Hosted by Stacey and Tyler Dodson. 828-447-3589.
 
Washburn Community Outreach Center
50% off sale Sat. Aug. 3rd, 9am-2pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Church Road in Bostic. 828-245-5603.
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