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A Positive Belief And An Economic Boost
She thought she was there to film a television commercial, but to her surprise, Misty Pratt was presented with a check for $10,000 from the Friendship Auto Dealers.
A Positive Belief And An Economic Boost
    Mitch Walters grandfather and father were auto dealers. His future was self proclaimed early, in the fifth grade, when the teacher asked all the kids to write a “Career Book”! It was a book about what they wanted to be when they grew up. Mitch Walters got an “A” on his paper and proudly stated that what he wanted was to have his own automobile dealership, just like his dad. He set his goals at a very young age and has and continues to have auto dealerships and realize his dream!
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County Championship Round Two: Blue Against Red
Kevin Carver
County Championship Round Two: Blue Against Red

The battle of Blue against Red is again upon us. It’s a very spooky match up considering that is on Halloween.

R-S Central will travel across county to East Rutherford as the two rivals vie for a shot at the county championship. If Central wins, they will win the title. East would have to beat Central this weekend and then Chase the following week to get the title back.

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Entertainment

Rutherford Weekly's Favorite Readers Recipe 10/30/2014
Rutherford Weekly's Favorite Readers Recipe 10/30/2014

I’m going to go for a visit to our neighbor in Chesnee, SC. and so this week I’m cooking with some great recipes from the Buck Creek Baptist Churches “Good Eats From Buck Creek” cookbook.

Pumpkin Crunch • Peanut Butter Pie • Honey Bun Cake

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Opinion

Listen To Life
Listen To Life

What ghosts do you fear?

    One of the things I remember from trick-or-treating as a child at Halloween is that my younger brother was scared to death of ghosts.  Or, actually other kids dressed as ghosts.

    He and I would be walking from one neighbor’s house to another and all of a sudden, he would scream and start crying.  I would look around and there was a kid dressed as a ghost.  I would hug him until “the ghost” walked on by.

    He was afraid of ghosts not because they were ghosts but because they were dressed in all white.  You see when he was a baby and later as a preschooler, he had surgery a couple of times.  All of the OR people wore white as did the other nurses and doctors.  He associated their white dress and the white sheets of “the ghosts” with pain.

    It’s easy for us to associate the ghosts of previous pain with present opportunities.  We can choose to fear these moments because of the past.

    Make a positive life today by redefining your reality.  Look for the positive and you’ll see it as you make a positive life in this negative world.
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Obituaries

Archie Bobby Baber, age 87
Archie Bobby Baber, age 87
Archie Bobby Baber, age 87, of Henriett, passed away October 19, 2014. 
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Gary Michael Ruppe “Mike” age 65
Gary Michael Ruppe “Mike” age 65

Gary Michael Ruppe “Mike” age 65, of Union Mills, NC passed away on Saturday October the 18th 2014. 


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James Daniel “Dan” Covington, 78
James Daniel “Dan” Covington, 78
James Daniel “Dan” Covington, 78, passed away Friday, October 24, 2014. 
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Joe L. Taylor, 83
Joe L. Taylor, 83

Joe L. Taylor, 83, passed away on Friday, October 24, 2014.


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Margaret Bradley Campbell, age 92
Margaret Bradley Campbell, age 92

Margaret Bradley Campbell, age 92, of Ellenboro passed away Saturday, October 25, 2014.  


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Max Randall Henson age 71
Max Randall Henson age 71

Max Randall Henson age 71 of Forest City went home to be with the Lord on Sunday October 19, 2014. 


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Mike Wallace Sr., age 67

Mike Wallace Sr., age 67, of Rutherfordton passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014. 


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Mr. A.V. Justice, 82
Mr. A.V. Justice, 82
Mr. A.V. Justice, 82, of Shelby, passed away on Saturday, October 25, 2014. 
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Shirley A. White, age 65
Shirley A. White, age 65
Shirley A. White, age 65, of Forest City, passed away Monday, October 20, 2014.
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Stephen Robert Skinner age 34

Stephen Robert Skinner age 34 of Columbia, SC passed away on Saturday, October 18th, 2014. 


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Weldon Carey Connor, 73

Weldon Carey Connor, 73, of Forest City, passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2014. 


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Willie Flay Roper, Jr., age 68
Willie Flay Roper, Jr., age 68
Willie Flay Roper, Jr., age 68, of Rutherfordton, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014.
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Sports

Outdoor Truths
Outdoor Truths
    Have you ever wondered about wonder? I mean have you ever thought why you attribute a beauty or awe to certain things? Have you ever been amazed how a large tree can grow from the tiniest crack in a massive rock? Have you ever been rapt by a sunset, a blanket of fog, or ridge of mountains in the fall? I know you have. And I also know you’re beginning to think I’m spending too much time in a tree stand, bored from not seeing deer. Not yet, but I can say this. Deer hunters are people who get to see some of the greatest wonders of earth. 
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Church News

Church Happenings 10/30/14-11/5/14
Church Happenings 10/30/14-11/5/14
Union Mills Presbyterian Church
Trunk or Treat, Fri. Oct. 31, 5pm-8pm. Come join the fun and have a hot dog, hot chocolate & roast marshmallows by the bonfire.
 
Fairfield Mountains Chapel
Trunk or Treat on Halloween night, Fri. Oct. 31. Fun, food, trunks filled with goodies. 1384 Buffalo Creek Rd.
 
West Point Baptist Church
Will host a Trick or Treat Trail, Fri. Oct. 31, 5:30pm-7pm at Crestview Park in Rutherfordton. 
 
Henrietta First Baptist Church
Fall Festival, Fri. Oct. 31, 5-8:30pm. Hot Dogs, 5-6pm. Free candy apples, cotton candy, snow cones and popcorn, play on inflatables 6-8:30pm. Public invited.
 
Thermal City United Methodist Church 
Spaghetti Supper, Sat. Nov. 1, 4pm until. Adults $7, kids $3, under five free. Proceeds support the Church. 301 Thermal City Rd., Union Mills.
 
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Community News

Community News 10/30/14-11/5/14
Community News 10/30/14-11/5/14

American Legion Post 74
Inaugural Bingo Night, every Thursday starting Nov. 6, 7pm. At the former Green Hill School; 2501 US Hwy. 64/74A, Rutherfordton.
 
Fall Leaf Peeping at Chimney Rock
Now thru Nov. 7th. Witness Western NC’s legendary fall colors from high atop Chimney Rock with up to 75-mile panoramic views overlooking Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Foothills. Get weekly fall color updates at http://chimneyrockpark.com/visit/fallcolor.php
 
Rabies Clinic
Animal Control, Wed. Nov. 5, 12-3pm, offers a one-year Rabies Vaccine for $10 and on the first Wednesday of each month, the cost is $7. 278 Laurel Hill Rd. Rutherfordton. Info: 828-287-6025.

Salute to Veterans Celebration
Sat. Nov. 8, 9:30am-12pm. Rutherford County Courthouse, North Main St., downtown Rutherfordton. Experience the Presentation of Colors (Flag Ceremony) and the Missing Man Table Ceremony (Honoring Our POW/MIA), Explore Military Vehicles and Displays. Rain location; National Guard Armory, 890 Withrow Rd., Forest City. Support Toys For Tots, bring a toy. Sponsored by the Marine Corps League Det.#1221, all proceeds remain in Rutherford County.

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