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No Excuses, I Am All Over The Place This Week
Kevin Carver
No Excuses, I Am All Over The Place This Week

I like to keep things short, simple and sweet, but I admit that I am all over the place this week when it comes to sports talk as a write on a July evening. Well, if you dare to go further, here are a few things on my mind.

Less than a month from now, high school football will officially begin with their first practice. R-S Central will try to keep the county championship, Chase and East Rutherford will look to find the playoffs again and Thomas Jefferson hopes to find a playoff win. 

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Community First Media Announces Acquisition Of Local Newspapers
Community First Media Announces Acquisition Of Local Newspapers

Community First Media, Inc., of Shelby has announced the purchase of the Kings Mountain Herald, The (Cherryville) Eagle and the Belmont/Mt. Holly Banner News from Gemini Newspapers, Inc., effective June 27.

Gemini acquired these three newspapers in August 2008 from Republic Newspapers, Inc. of Knoxville, TN.

Community First Media, is the publisher of Shelby Shopper & Info and the Rutherford Weekly community newspapers.

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Forest City’s First Retires After 14 Years
Forest City’s First Retires After 14 Years
 Fourteen years ago, a new position was created and a local Hollis Community lady, Danielle Withrow applied and was hired to face the challenge presented to her. Danielle had been a consultant traveling all over the United States when she decided she wanted to come and stay home. 
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Entertainment

Rutherford Weekly's Favorite Readers Recipe 7/10/2014
Rutherford Weekly's Favorite Readers Recipe 7/10/2014
This week I’m featuring recipes from Advent Lutheran Church in Spindale. Their cookbook is entitled ADVENTures in Cooking from the North Carolina Foothills.
 
Scalloped Corn • Cheddar Taters • German Potato Salad
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Opinion

Listen To Life
Dr. Joey Faucette
Listen To Life

How’s your vacation?

    Why is it that to take a week of vacation, you have to do two weeks of work before you leave and two weeks of work when you return?  You’re only gone a week!  Does the work multiply while you’re gone?

    This reality can produce a certain amount of guilt about vacation times.  For instance, let’s say you go to the beach, pick up a seashell, and put it up to your ear.  Do you hear the soothing tides of the ocean gently rolling in on the shore?  Or do you hear, "So you thought you'd get away from work for a week, did you?  Don't you feel guilty?  Just think of all the work you’re missing.  That associate could be moving up to take your place, you know…"

    When making a living interrupts your making a life, when work intrudes on recreation, remember that the word “recreation” comes from two words meaning, “to create again.”  Your vacation is a time to re-create your spirit, your family relationships, and your passion for life. 

    So listen to your life today and focus all of who you are on making a positive life, not just a living.  Enjoy your vacation!
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Obituaries

Beatrice Moore Flack, age 95
Beatrice Moore Flack, age 95
Beatrice Moore Flack, age 95, of Union Mills passed away Monday June 30, 2014. 
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Brenda Robertson Thompson, age 69
Brenda Robertson Thompson, age 69
Brenda Robertson Thompson, age 69, of Marion, beloved mother, nana, daughter, sister and friend, passed away on July 6, 2014. 
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Emily Ledbetter Hyde, age 70
Emily Ledbetter Hyde, age 70, of Shelby, NC, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014.
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James H. Burwell Jr, age 88
James H. Burwell Jr, age 88 of Rutherfordton, NC passed away on July 5th 2014.  
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Jerry “Dempsey” McIntyre age 63
Jerry “Dempsey” McIntyre age 63
Jerry “Dempsey” McIntyre age 63 of Little River, SC passed away suddenly on June 28, 2014.
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Kathy Ann Kaade Craft
Kathy Ann Kaade Craft
Kathy Ann Kaade Craft of Rutherfordton passed away July 3, 2014. 
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Linda Southern Harris, age 66
Linda Southern Harris, age 66
Linda Southern Harris, age 66, of Rutherfordton, NC, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014.
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Sports

Outdoor Truths
Gary Miller
Outdoor Truths
   Just drive down the road and you can learn a lot about someone. For instance, if I see a truck with a NRA bumper sticker and a Browning logo surrounded by camo accents, I’m sure they will pretty much help me if I have a need of any kind. On the other hand, let someone drive by in a convertible Volvo with a bumper sticker that says “real men play polo,” and I know pretty much that I’m on my own. You say I’m profiling. I say you have an amazing grasp of the obvious. Yes I am and so do you. I actually see this in real-time almost every week. I own a 2012 Toyota Tundra and a 1996 Honda Passport. 
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Church News

Church Happenings 7/10/13-7/16/14
Church Happenings 7/10/13-7/16/14
Oak Springs Baptist
Bible school July13-18; 6:00-8:40 nightly. Pre-K through Adult classes available. Our theme for this year will be SonWorld Adventure Park. Rock Road, Rutherfordton
 
Melvin Hill Church of the Brethren, Polk County
Gospel Pickin’ on the 1st Saturday of every month. Food served 6pm. Singing at 7pm. Featuring: Seay Family. 
 
Kistlers Chapel UMC
Children’s Health Fair for K-5 on Sat., July 19, 9am-12pm. Activities, Health Screenings, Free Goodies, Backpacks and School Supplies. 3060 Poors Ford Rd., Rutherfordton. 828-447-1131.
 
Gray’s Chapel United Methodist
Rev. J.J. Powell was the pastor from 1983 to 1988, and now his son, Rev. Dr. James Powell, has been appointed as the pastor. He will begin the first Sunday in July.
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Community News

Community News 7/10/13-7/16/14
Community News 7/10/13-7/16/14
Buffet Breakfast 
Gilkey School Community Center, Sat., July 12, 7am-10am. Adults $5, kids 6-12 $3, under 5 free. All you can eat!!! Bring a clean useable Coat for the Coat Drive and get a Free Breakfast. 172 Gilkey School Rd., Rutherfordton.
 
Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop
Continuing ½ price sale on framed art & all clothing for $1. We accept donations of food & bedding supplies for dogs and cats waiting to be adopted. Open Wed-Sat., 10am-4pm. Non-profit 501C(3) organization. 305 Buffalo Creek Rd., Lake Lure. 828-625-1042 or 828-447-3280. Volunteers needed, call Cathe, 828-625-9946.
 
Coat Drive
The Gilkey School Community Center is having a Coat Drive now until end of September to help the needy. Contact Gail Parton 828-287-4830 or 828-289-5208 or Hilda Roper 828-287-5673 or you can take a coat to the Tanner Store downtown Rutherford and get a 10% discount in store purchase.
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