Caldwell Journal 04-09-2015

Serving Caldwell County North Carolina
Volume 1, Issue 28 Free
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Armstrong Hatchery in Marion sabotaged,
150,000 Rainbow Trout killed
By Mark Jackson {Caldwell Journal}...The McDowell News reported that Armstrong Fish Hatchery Superintendent Michael Anderson told the sheriff’s office that someone turned a valve at the facility sometime this past Saturday afternoon (04-04-2015). Turning
the valve diverted fresh water away from the hatchery, where more
than tens of thousands of rainbow trout were living. With no fresh
water coming into the hatchery, the rainbow trout couldn’t survive
and suffocated.
Officials with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission say they
will try to minimize the effects upon fishermen in western North
Carolina. David Deaton, fish production supervisor with the commission, said the trout would have been used to stock area streams
and rivers for this year and next.
Despite the fish kill, biologists are working to mitigate the damage and ensure the Wildlife Commission
will be able to meet stocking schedules for all of their trout-stocking programs in WNC.
“Vandalism over Easter weekend at our Armstrong State Fish Hatchery in McDowell County killed an
estimated 150,000 rainbow trout that ranged in size from 4 to 10 inches in length. An investigation is
underway. Meanwhile, our biologists are identifying options for meeting fish-stocking schedules as
planned, including transferring trout from another Wildlife Commission hatchery and increasing feeding rates to grow other trout faster. In addition, the Wildlife Commission has been fortunate to receive
multiple offers of assistance and trout from other state fish & wildlife agencies, including the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.”
From the N.C. Wildlife Commission facebook page.
The Armstrong Fish Hatchery actually stocks the Yadkin River Greenway (Pee Dee River), Joes Fork and
Buffalo Creek. The Table Rock Fish Hatchery stocks Wilson Creek and the Boone Fork Pond. All waters
are located in Caldwell County. Photo courtesy of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission.
Madison Bumgarner wins in
first start of the season
By Mark Jackson {Caldwell Journal}...Madison
Bumgarner starts the 2015 season with a win over
the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday, April 6,
2015 picking up right where he left off last October. Madison scattered six hits and struck out
three. “Our goal is to win games and that’s it, find
a way to do it,” Bumgarner said. “I felt pretty good,
throwing strikes, getting ahead of guys, making
pitches. The defense was great behind me, picking
me up multiple times. They were great.” Quote
Caldwell Men’s Chorus announces its
Spring Concert…with special guest
Dan Truhitte who played Rolf in
The Sound of Music
By Keith Smith...The Caldwell Men’s Chorus announces its Spring Concert on Saturday, April 18th
at 7:30 PM at First Presbyterian Church, 1002
Kirkwood Street NW, Lenoir 28645. The concert
is free and open to the public. Special musical
guests will be a young ladies’ choir called the
Youth Ensemble Singers (YES), and Mr. Daniel
Truhitte, the gentleman who played Rolf Gruber in
the 1965 classic iconic movie, “The Sound of Music.” Continued on page 13...
Thursday, April 9, 2015
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Dust bin fire at Granite Hardwoods
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Caldwell Journal Weather
A couple of t-storms
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responded to a dust bin at Granite Hardwoods in
Granite Falls on Sunday, April 5. Granite Falls Fire
Department, Sawmills Fire & Rescue Department
and Lovelady Rescue Squad all responded to the
scene. No major damage was reported. Firefighters just had to make certain that the fire was completely out inside the dust bin which took a lot of
water to do so.
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Caldwell UNC Healthcare coming
soon to Granite Falls
But…the Caldwell Surgery Center is opposed by Catawba County healthcare providers and caught up in red tape.
Caldwell Memorial Hospital intends to develop a
new freestanding multi-specialty ambulatory
surgical facility with three operating rooms and
one procedure room at a cost of $4.1 million dollars with a project completion date of December
2016. Actually the three operating rooms will be
transferred from the George M. Hancock Surgery Center in Lenoir to the new facility with a
net gain of zero.
The project is awaiting final approval for the second time by state regulators. Two large hospital
systems in neighboring Catawba County, which
would face new competition for patients and
profits, are opposing the facility along with other
smaller healthcare facilities. Still, county officials remain hopeful that it is on track for approval this year. What is the motivation for
healthcare facilities in neighboring Catawba
County to oppose the Caldwell Surgery Center?
Caldwell Memorial Hospital has submitted two
CON (Certificate of Need) applications with the
first one being denied and now it appears that a
decision will not come until sometime in April
for the second application which will bring this
process to over a year.
As soon as we hear about some movement we
will be sure to let you know…
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Thursday, April 9, 2015
Spring is ideal time for homeowners
to submit soil samples
By the NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division...The N.C.
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service
urges home gardeners and landscapers to prepare
now to submit soil samples over the next few
months to optimize growing conditions. Beginning
in April and until the last of November, there is no
charge for soil testing, and sample results are usually ready within about a week of submitting samples.
Testing for soil pH is
extremely important to
determine the lime
needs for flower beds,
vegetable gardens and
lawns, said Jagathi
agronomist with the
department’s Soil Testing Lab. If soils are not
limed properly, excessive soil acidity can damage
roots. Also, an incorrect soil pH can affect nutrient
“Lime begins to work as soon as it is applied, but it
is best to apply it well in advance of planting so
that there is adequate time for the lime to neutralize the soil acidity.” Kamalakanthan said.
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In addition to lime needs, phosphorus and potassium levels in the soil are also important for proper
plant growth. Given the cost of fertilizer today,
there is no need to waste money if nutrient levels
are adequate. Also, avoiding unnecessary fertilizer
applications helps to protect the environment.
For tilled areas such as vegetable gardens, collect
soil from the surface to about 6 to 8 inches deep,
Kamalakanthan said. In established beds or lawns,
collect soil from the surface to a depth of 4 inches.
She suggests using a garden trowel to get a “slice”
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It is also important to make sure that a sample adequately represents a given area. To do this, collect
soil from 10 to 12 places randomly throughout the
area, mixing them well in a plastic bucket. Once
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Thursday, April 9, 2015
St. Joseph Indigent Clinic
By Matt Miller...Every Saturday a small medical
clinic, tucked away inside the parish hall of St. Joseph Church in Newton, N.C., opens its doors to
uninsured people who can’t get affordable medical
care anywhere else. The waiting room quickly fills
up with people coming to see Dr. Douglas Miller or
other volunteer physicians. St. Joseph’s Indigent
Clinic has provided close to 20,000 patient visits to
both immigrant Hispanics and native born Americans since it opened in 1997.
On February 13th 2015 Dr. Douglas Miller MD was
awarded the Chapter Volunteerism and Community Service Award from the NC branch of the American College of Physicians for his work at this clinic.
The Chapter Volunteerism and Community Service
Award was initiated to honor members who have
distinguished themselves in voluntary service in
the area of medicine and are eminent as true humanitarians. Award recipients are eligible for nomination for the National Oscar E. Edwards Memorial Award for Volunteerism and Community Service.
Dr Miller is a practicing internist in Hickory, NC
with Catawba Valley Internal Medicine. With the
help of translator and cofounder Miguel Caraballo,
Dr. Miller has worked almost every Saturday since
1997. Dr Miller and his wife Karen live in Hickory
and have 12 children and 24 grandchildren.
With the intent of the clinic at heart, we ask you
join us on Friday April 17th for the St Joseph Indigent Clinic Fundraiser. It will be a wonderful evening to raise money to purchase medical equipment
for this 100% volunteer clinic. The event is a Semiformal Dinner and will begin at 7:00 PM with music performed by Jackie Finley and Nathan Hefner.
The Four Course meal will include wine with dinner and will be catered by Bistro 127. The cost is
$45 per person and $80 per couple. The proceeds
will go to the clinic. After a short recognition of
volunteers and talk by St Dorothy's of Lincolnton
Pastor Father David Miller at 8:00 PM, the evening
will continue with dancing and a cash bar will be
available until 11 PM. The event will be held at
Warehouse 18 Venues, 18 2nd Street SE, Hickory,
NC 28602. Tickets can be purchased online at or call 828-320-4566.
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Poovey's Chapel Baptist Church w ill be
sponsoring the "Light the Way 5k" at Redwood
Park in Hudson on Friday, May 8 with registration
at 7pm. Registration is $15 by May 2 and $20 after
May 2. Free t-shirt for every paid participant and
prizes for each category of racers. Funds raised will
sponsor Carolina Youth Camp, LOCAL Missions
Week and other summer events for the youth. For
more information call 828-850-1788, 828-7287210 or go to You may
also visit Light the Way 5k Facebook page and register online.
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Wildlife Commission Opens Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters,
Provides New Stocking Information Online
By the N.C. Wildlife Resource Commission ...The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open ap-
proximately 1,100 miles of Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters in 25 western counties at 7 a.m. on April
4. The season will run through Feb. 29, 2016.
While fishing on Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters, anglers can harvest a maximum of seven trout per
day, with no minimum size limits or bait restrictions.
To give trout anglers better opportunities to plan fishing trips in advance, the Commission now is posting stocking dates and locations for the entire stocking season by week, and posting daily updates at
noon for all waters stocked that day. Information can be searched by county, by month, or both.
“We have wanted to help trout anglers by giving more advance notice of stocking dates and locations so
they can plan fishing trips better without impacting our program,” said David Deaton, fish production
supervisor for the Commission’s Division of Inland Fisheries. “Between the weekly stocking schedule
and the daily stocking updates, anglers can go online at noon to see which streams got stocked that day,
and which streams have yet to be stocked that week.”
Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters, marked by green-and-white signs, are stocked from March until
August every year, depending on the individual stream. Many of these waters are stocked monthly, although some heavily fished waters are stocked more frequently.
Commission personnel will stock nearly 926,000 trout - 96 percent of which average 10 inches in
length, with the other 4 percent exceeding 14 inches in length.
Stocked trout are produced primarily in two mountain region fish hatcheries operated by the Commission and are distributed along hatchery-supported streams where public access for fishing is available.
While Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters are open to public fishing, many of those miles are privately
“Opportunities to fish on many of these hatchery-supported trout streams are only available through
the support and generosity of landowners,” Deaton said. “It’s important for anglers to respect the property that they’re fishing on and remember that landowners can take away access if they feel their property is being misused.”
Anglers can help prevent the loss of public access to fishing by:
 Respecting private property and landowners at all times;
 Removing all trash and litter from fishing and parking areas;
 Parking only in designated areas and leaving driveways open for traffic;
 Closing and/or locking gates after use; and,
 Reporting wildlife violations by calling 1-800-662-7137.
For a complete list of all Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters, as well as trout maps and weekly stocking
summaries on Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters, visit the Commission’s trout fishing page. Weekly
stocking information appears online for seven days, and updates are posted on Fridays after fish are
For more information on fishing in public, inland waters, visit the Commission’s website, or call the Division of Inland Fisheries, 919-707-0220.
Caldwell County trout fishing spots that are hatchery supported include Wilson Creek,
Boone Fork Pond, Yadkin River Greenway (Pee Dee River), Joes Fork and Buffalo Creek.
Thursday, April 9, 2015
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Spring Has Sprung
Brussel Sprouts
Caldwell Men’s Chorus announces its Spring Concert…with special guest Dan
Truhitte who played Rolf in The Sound of Music Continued from page 1...
This is the 50th Anniversary of the movie and the Men’s Chorus and YES will perform a medley of music from “The Sound of Music,” featuring Mr. Truhitte as soloist. Dan Truhitte currently resides in Concord, NC, and performed in a recent one night “Sound of Music” gala fundraiser with Brooke Shields at
Carnegie Hall. Also performing will be Mr. Greg Knight, a very accomplished pianist. The girls will perform first, singing “The Secret,” “Popular” from the Broadway Musical “Wicked” and the hit song,
“Happy” by Pharrell Williams. The men will present a program consisting of both secular and sacred
music, including, “Vive L’Amour,” “Music of the Ages,” the Lord Byron poem “She Walks in Beauty,”
Czechoslovakian folk song “Stodole Pumpa,” “The Pasture,” from the Frostiana series, American Folk
Song ‘Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair,” Cowboy Song “Ghost Riders in the Sky,” and spirituals
“The Haven of Rest,” “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” “Sunshine in My Soul,” and “Swing Down,
Chariot.” The concert will conclude with all performers joining together for the climactic “Sound of Music” medley. The Caldwell Men’s Chorus is a non-profit chorus, featuring 25 male singers from the ages
of 18-82. The Yes girls’ choir features 16 singers, ages 8-16. The Director for both groups is Mr. Keith
Smith. The concert is free, though donations will be accepted. You do not need a ticket, just show up at
the door. Standing room only is expected so everyone is encouraged to come early as the seating is first
come, first served. Mr. Truhitte will be happy to take pictures and sign items after the concert. For further information, please call 322-3169.
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Thursday, April 9, 2015
Hickory Hops Brewers Festival
By the Hickory Hops Brewers Festival...Saturday, April 25 is set for this year's Hickory Hops beer festival. Staged near Union Square in downtown Hickory, the 13th annual outdoor beer festival is organized
by Hickory Downtown Development Association and hosted by Olde Hickory Brewery. It offers plenty
for everyone, from inexperienced beer novices to hardened beer fest veterans anxious for something
unusual. Pouring for six hours, beginning at 1:00, live music will be presented by the Baby Black Orchestra and a special guest, rain or shine. Food is available at many downtown restaurants during the
festival. Brewers sell t-shirts, pint glasses, mugs and a sundry of other breweriana.
Come celebrate North Carolina's craft beer industry. All but a handful of the 54 participants on hand
hail from the Tarheel State. In addition to perennial fest participants like Olde Hickory, Highland, Natty
Greene's and RJ Rockers, Hickory Hops 2015 will introduce six new NC breweries. Less than a year old,
Flat Top is located in Banner Elk. Lost Province and Appalachian Mountain Brewery reside in Boone,
Asheville's Hi-Wire and nearby Thirsty Monk along with Lenoir's Loe's Brewing round out the six-pack.
Complementing the Hickory Hops festivities, the Carolinas Championship of Beer makes its 10th appearance this year. Several weeks before the fest, festival beers are subjected to a blind-judged competition. In early-April, about 350 beers, spanning 124 different styles, will be analyzed by a panel of certified judges, brewers and experienced judges. Gold, silver and bronze medals in each category will be
presented to winning brewers at a private brewers' dinner held the evening before the festival. During
Hickory Hops, engraved plaques will be awarded to three Best of Show winners.
Hickory Hops is a celebration of all things beer. Throughout its history, Hickory Hops has become one
of the South's most favored brew fests. This brewer-friendly event, always one of the first of the spring/
summer season, brings out the best from local and regional craft brewers. Cask conditioned ales will be
featured by many, as will other special or seasonal ales and lagers. The Hickory audience has always
shown its appreciation and respect for this brewed art. Brewers are available to answer questions, share
tasting notes and enjoy the day. Many past fest-goers have described the beer festival as "the most fun
[they've] ever had in downtown Hickory."
Tickets are available on-line at ($30) and at downtown's Olde Hickory Station,
Olde Hickory Tap Room and Amos Howards Brew Works on Highway 70 West ($35 - cash). Tickets
may also be purchased at the gate on the day of the event ($40). Designated driver tickets are
$10. Must be 21 years of age to enter the gate. No kids. No dogs. No coolers. Come enjoy Hickory's
most fun event!
Coffee with the Curator schedule at the Caldwell Heritage Museum
“All the coffee you can drink – All the history you can absorb.”
April 8, 2015 – 10 a.m.
Topic – Fort Defiance
Facilitator – Becky Phillips
May 13, 2015 – 10 a.m.
Topic – Little Known Evidence about Frankie Silver
Facilitator – Maxine Mc Call
June 10, 2015 – 10 a.m.
Topic – Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend
Facilitator – Karen Reynolds
July 8, 2015 – 10 a.m.
Topic – Celebrating the US Constitution
Facilitator – Beverly Beal, Facilitator
Suggested donation – $5.00 per person.
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Public Asked to Provide Feedback on Draft Schedule
for Transportation Projects
By the NDDOT...The N.C. Department of Transportation wants your feedback on its Draft 10-Year State
Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and how it was developed. This is the first STIP developed under the new Strategic Transportation Investments law, which established the Strategic Mobility
NCDOT will hold a regional meeting on Monday, April 13, in Hickory for paired divisions 11 and 12. Division 11 includes Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Caldwell, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes and Yadkin counties. Division 12 includes Alexander, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell and Lincoln counties.
The informal meeting will be held at the Western Piedmont Council of Government Offices, located at
1880 2nd Avenue NW, Hickory, NC, 28349, from 4-7 p.m. The public is invited to stop in, ask questions
and provide feedback on the process the department used to develop the Draft STIP.
Anyone who cannot attend a session in person, can easily view the materials and submit their comments electronically through MindMixer, an online public engagement tool. They will also have the option of participating through a webcast on April 23 during the statewide information session. Webinar
details will be posted on both MindMixer and the STI Public Meetings page.
During the past year and a half, NCDOT has worked with the state legislature, local planning organizations and other stakeholders across the state to implement the law and develop the 2016-2025 State
Transportation Improvement Program.
NCDOT is asking the public to provide feedback on:
· The process to develop the STIP and ideas for improvement
· The variety and geographic diversity of the projects
The 2016-2025 Draft STIP, is one of the department’s most comprehensive programs ever. The document includes 1,073 projects across all transportation modes and all 100 counties.
The Board of Transportation is expected to approve the Final 2016-2025 STIP in June, which will be the
final step in implementing STI. Feedback from the information sessions will be used by the Prioritization Workgroup to determine changes to the process for the next round of project prioritization and
development of the 2018-2027 STIP.
NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled
persons who want to participate in this meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact Anamika Laad at [email protected] 919-707-6072 as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.
NCDOT also will provide interpretive services upon request for persons who do not speak English, or
have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English. Anyone requesting these services should do
so prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.
Ashewood Grief And Counseling Services w ill be pr esenting Good Mourning Children's Grief
Camp 2015 on Saturday, April 25. Registration will be 9:00-9:30am with the camp from 9:30am3:00pm. This free day camp, devoted to remembering and healing, will be held at United Presbyterian
Church, 415 Pennell Street, Lenoir. The camp welcomes children, ages 6 to 12, who have experienced
the loss of a significant person in their lives to death. Please bring a photo of the person lost that can be
used in an art project. Lunch provided. Space is limited, and registration is required, the earlier the better. Contact Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care at 828-754-0101 for a registration form.
Meadowbrook Baptist Church w ill be celebr ating their 50th An niver sar y (1965 -2015) with
Homecoming Services on Sunday, May 3 at 10:00am. Rev. Donnie Solesbee, a former pastor (19811987) will be the featured speaker. Lunch will follow the services. The public is cordially invited to attend.
Thursday, April 9, 2015
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Thursday, April 9, 2015
News Briefs from CCC&TI
Summer and Fall Semester Registration for
New Students
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will begin registering new students for the
Summer 2015 and Fall 2015 semesters on April 9
on both the Caldwell and Watauga Campuses.
Summer classes begin on Monday, May 18. Final
Registration for Fall 2015 Semester will be held
Wednesday, Aug. 12. Fall classes begin on Monday,
August 17. For more information on how to apply
or register for classes at CCC&TI, contact Student
Services at 828-726-2700 on the Caldwell Campus
and 828-297-3811 on the Watauga Campus.
CCC&TI to Welcome Author Jay Leutze for
Writer’s Symposium
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will host Jay Leutze, author of the Stand Up
That Mountain, for its 2015 Laurette LePrevost
Writers Symposium.
The college will host a reading and question-andanswer session with Leutze on Thursday, April 9 at
12 p.m. on the Watauga Campus of CCC&TI in
Boone, and later that evening at 7 p.m. at the J.E.
Broyhill Civic Center in Lenoir. On Friday, April
10, another reading and question-and-answer session will be held at 12 p.m. in the Caldwell Campus
Gym in Hudson. All events are free and open to the
CCC&TI Hosting Open House for High
School Seniors
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will host an open house event for high school
seniors on Thursday evening, April 16, from 5 to 7
p.m. on the Caldwell Campus in Hudson. Senior
Night participants will be able to meet instructors
and current CCC&TI students, as well as learn
about programs of study, student organizations
and tour the campus. Free pizza will be available to
those who attend. For more information about
Senior Night at CCC&TI or how to register for classes, call 828-726-2705 or visit
J.E. Broyhill Civic Center Presents
“Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s J.E. Broyhill Civic Center will present
“Rapunzel! Rapunzel!
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Thursday, April 9, 2015
News Briefs from CCC&TI
Continued from page 17...
The Good Word
A Very Hairy Fairy Tale” on Tuesday, April 21 at
7:30 p.m. “Rapunzel! Rapunzel!” is a charming
from the Bible
new musical by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Fried...a weekly
Inspirational Message
man presented by the players of Casa Mañana Profor today’s life-styles...
fessional Regional Theatre in Fort Worth, Texas.
Tickets for the show are $12.81 for adults and $5
for children and students. For more information or
for tickets, call the Civic Center Box Office at 828Hebrews 12:2 “Looking unto Jesus the author
726-2407 or visit
Craft Brewing 101
The Corporate and Continuing Education Department at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will offer Craft Brewing 101 with
instructor and local brewer Jason Howard beginning Tuesday, April 28. The class will meet as follows: Tuesday, April 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. on the
Caldwell Campus of CCC&TI; Saturday, May 2
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Howard Brewing Company in Lenoir; Thursday, May 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at
CCC&TI; Thursday, May 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at
Howard Brewing. Cost of the course is $125 and
includes brewing kit and ingredients For more information on this course or to register, call 7262242. Must be 21 or older to take this course.
Foundation 5K
CCC&TI will once again host the Foundation 5K
race event to raise funds for student scholarships.
The event will be held on Saturday, May 30 at 9
a.m. at Redwood Park in Hudson and will feature a
timed 5K race and a Fun Run/Walk. Early registration which includes a race t-shirt is $20 for adults,
$15 for CCC&TI students and children. After May
16 through Race Day, registration is $25 for adults
and $20 for students and children. Awards will be
presented to Top 3 Male and Top 3 Female overall,
as well as Top 3 Male and Female in age groups 14
and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 6069 and 70 and over. For more information or to
register, visit
Summer Day Camp at Harr is Chapel B aptist
Church begins Monday, June 15 and is for children
that have completed K-5th grades. Daily Bible lessons and a variety of activities each day are fun and
great learning experiences. You may call the
church office at 828-728-3721 for additional information.
and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that
was set before Him endured the cross.”
How could that terrible experience on the cross
have any joy connected with it? We are assured
that some joyful motive girded Him for the
shame and humiliation of the crucifixion. What
was the “joy that was set before Him?” Jesus
did it in the strength of the anticipated joy of
opening wide the gates of Paradise to welcome
us into His never ending Kingdom. It was love
for us and the desire to be with us for eternity
which led Him to endure the unendurable. Jesus was thinking of you and me as He bore the
wrenching cruelties of the cross. Are you worth
such an infinite price? In the light of eternity
the answer is YES! One redeemed person will
outlive all the combined years of earth’s total
population. Jesus would have endured the cross
if it had just been for you. If you go to Heaven
and live forever, forever will be longer that the
life spans of all the world put together. When
you go to Heaven, and love and praise God forever, eventually your praises will outnumber all
the praises that have ever gone up to God.
By Dr. Herb Cole
Of The Natural Food Store
Thursday, April 9, 2015
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Thursday, April 9, 2015
Masterworks V – Symphony
Performs Mahler’s Resurrection!
By Western Piedmont Symphony...The final Masterworks concert of the 50th season will be performed on Saturday, April 25 with Masterworks
V—Mahler’s Symphony #2--Resurrection, under
the direction of Maestro John Gordon Ross. The
concert begins at 7:30 pm in the P.E. Monroe Auditorium on the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne University.
This challenging production will feature approximately 100 WPS musicians, plus the Hickory Choral Society, directed by Don Coleman. Soprano
Louise Toppin, and contralto Diane Thornton will
be guest soloists. This concert is sponsored by
United Arts Council of Catawba County, N.C. Arts
Council, Vanguard Furniture, First Citizens Bank,
Friends of the Symphony, and in memory of Kathleen Adams Hill Ritchie.
According to Paulette Miller, Marketing Director of
the symphony, “This concert will be one of the
largest productions ever attempted during the
symphony’s 50 year history. Approximately 100
musicians, the beautiful voices of the Hickory Choral Society, world renown guest soloists, and trumpets proclaiming the “resurrection.” You don’t
want to miss this spectacular musical event.”
Tickets are $22-$42, available through,
or email at [email protected], or call the
Symphony box office at 828.324.8603 from 9am2pm M-F. Additional information can be found at
The Western Piedmont Symphony is a grant recipient of the North Carolina Arts Council and a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba
County. Business offices are located on the SALT
Block at 243 Third Avenue NE, Hickory. Business
hours are 9:00 am until 4:00 pm Monday-Friday.
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Thursday, April 9, 2015
Jean Idella Morris Gordon
Jean Idella Gordon, age 88, of Hemet, California, last resided in Granite Falls went home to be with her
Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 29, 2015, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital. She was born September
27, 1926, daughter of the late Herman and Dorothy Mitchell Morris.
Mrs. Gordon was a charter member of Women of the Moose Lodge #1554.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Fredrick Gordon; two
brothers, Loyd Morris and Herman Morris.
Mrs. Gordon is survived by one daughter, Dorthea Ann Cooper of Granite Falls; two sons, Robert
Charles Gordon of Oklahoma, Ralph Gordon of California; five granddaughters, Idella Brown of Lenoir,
NC and Mary Alexander of Granite Falls; Sarah and Amy Gordon of Oklahoma, Charity Gordon of California; two grandsons, Samuel Cooper of Granite Falls and Charles Gordon of California; ten greatgrandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, from 12:00 to 2:00 PM at Mackie Funeral
Home. A Celebration of Life Service will follow in the chapel at 2:00 PM with Rev. Frank Shuping officiating. Burial will be private.
Mackie Funeral Home is ser v ing the fa m ily . Y ou m a y v iew th e obitu a r y onlin e a t
Lynn Yount Bean
Lynn Yount Bean, age 77, of Granite Falls went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday,
April 1, 2015, at Camelot Manor. She was born October 5, 1937, daughter of the late W.E. “Tode” and
Jennie Adams Yount. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.
Mrs. Bean was a member of First United Methodist Church, Granite Falls. She was a graduate of Granite Falls High School. She worked as a bookkeeper for many years until her desire to travel led her to a
position at Kent Travel Agency in Lenoir. Her helpful nature and cheerful personality was appreciated
by scores of clients. All who knew Lynn will miss her kind and loving spirit.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by two brothers Paul L. Yount and James B. Yount
and one sister Barbara Y. Hunt.
Mrs. Bean is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Wayne A. Bean; two sons, Gwyn Evan Bean
and wife Lisa of Franklin, TN and Rodney Lee Bean and wife Janice of Cary, NC; three grandchildren,
Avery Bean, C.J. and Ashley Bean. Lynn was the sixth of ten children and is survived by siblings Wallace Evan Yount, Jr, David A. Yount, Fred L. Yount, Judy Yount Davis, Steve Yount and Debby Y. Annas.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 4, 2015, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at First United Methodist Church, Granite Falls, NC. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 2:00 PM with Pastor Howard Fleming officiating. Burial will be private.
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