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February 22, 2018.
Photograph provided by: Lt. Leon Godlock
According to the US Census Bureau, over 15% of the nation's total population exceeds 65 years of age. Here in Rutherford County, that number is closer to 21%. In a report USCB published in 2012, it was determined that over 35% of individuals that live alone in the US were 65 and older. That number is expected to increase significantly until 2030 with the 'baby boomers' generation. Health issues like Alzheimer's, Dementia, Diabetes, Heart Disease and Cancer are commonly associated with aging and will be putting our seniors at higher risk, making those living alone more and more vulnerable as the years go by.
High School Basketball
It had been 17 years since R-S Central won a conference hoops tournament, but last Friday they took home the Men's crown in the 2018 Southwestern 2A Conference with a 73-59 victory over East Rutherford.
Ana Bolin Wilson, age 58, of Forest City, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018.
Barbara Ann Wilson Chambers, age 78, of Lake Lure, passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.
Charles Donald "Don" Spratt, age 73 of Ellenboro passed away Friday, February 16, 2018.
Charles Hubert Walker, age 95 of Forest City passed away Monday, February 12, 2018.
David Ray Parker, age 79, of Forest City, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018.
Ernest Webb, age 72, of Forest City, passed away Friday, February 2, 2018.
Hubert Bailey, age 90 passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018.
Jason "J Bird" Price, age 40, of Rutherfordton, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018.
John Wayne McEntire, age 70, of Ellenboro, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018.
Lillian Faye Tomblin, age 91, of Forest City, passed away Friday, February 16, 2018.
Miss Tessa Ann Stott, infant daughter of Preston "Keith" Stott and Carrie Ann Head Stott, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, February 13, 2018. She will be remembered as their, "Little Fighter".
Mr. Charles "Red" O'Neal Humphries of Cliffside 85, born April 19, 1932 in Cliffside, passed away February 12, 2018.
Mrs. Mildred Edgerton Waters, age 97, of Rutherfordton, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018.
Rotha Billy Hensley, 81, of Rutherfordton, passed away Monday, February 12, 2018.
Shirley Ann Wright, age 65, of Forest City, passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2018.
I took another trip to the woods the other day. I hadn't been for nearly a month. My deer season ended at the end of December and since then I have been trying to catch up on work.
Cooper Springs Congregational Holiness Church
Revival Feb. 21-25, 7pm nightly and concluding at 11am on the 25th. Guest speaker Rev. Anthony Noe from Kentucky. 5840 Bostic-Sunshine Hwy., Bostic.
Mountain View Baptist Church
1st Annual Chili Cook Off, Sat. Feb. 24, 5-7:30pm. Contestants are asked to bring the heat! $10 entry fee, attendees judge $5 person, kids under 5 free. To register, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a message on facebook. 430 US Hwy. 221S. Rutherfordton.
Kids Heart Healthy Event: Sat. Feb. 24, 2-4pm. FREE to all kids 5th grade and under and their parents. Interactive stations where kids can learn how to grow a healthy heart all while having fun doing it. Plus, FREE admission to Kidsenses Museum! Prizes, crafts, games and more. Do not miss this event, FREE to you from Rutherford Regional Health System. Call 828-287-9325 for more info today!
Coffee and Conversation: Mountains Branch Library, Wed. Feb. 28, 3pm. Call 828-287-6392 for more info.