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Vol. CI, No.017                                                                      WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012                                                                                      $1.00




Elkin Creek or Elkin River?
Jessica Pickens
staff writer
jpickens@heartlandpublications.com

   It goes by several names: Elkin
River, Elkin Creek, the Big Elk,
the Big Elk Creek.
   But what is the true name of the
body of water that runs through
Elkin?
   Local physician Bill Blackley
was researching the area’s history
and found several discrepancies
with the name of the Elkin Creek.
   “I’ve found several sources that
called it the Elkin River, including
a map from 1774 that is hanging
in Independence Hall in Philadel-
phia,” Blackley said. “We are in
the process of building a green-                                                                    tribune/Jessica pickens
way along this body water and we            The plaque at the end of a bridge across from the Elkin Rec Center reads
want to make sure that we give it           “Elkin River Bridge” and is marked from 1940.
the proper authoritative name.”               Prior to 1971, Blackley has           labels this river as the Elkin River.
   Blackley contacted the Unit-             found several old documents and            “The book states that our town,
ed States Board of Geographic               maps that site the body of water as     Elkin, was named after the Elkin
Names in Washington, D.C. to                the Elkin River including:              River,” Blackley said.
find out what the true name of the            1. An original 1774 Map in In-           3. Two bronze plaques on the
body water is.                              dependence Hall in Philadelphia         1940 Highway 268 Bridge label
   In 1971, a group of surveyors            calls this body of water the Elkin      the river as the Elkin River Bridge.
came to the area and asked locals           River.                                     4. The 1962 US Army Topo-
what the name of the body of wa-              “I communicated with the Cura-        graphic Command map labels this
ter was called, and they all said it        tor of Independence Park, Karie         river as the Elkin River.
was called the Elkin Creek, said            Diethorn, and she photographed             However, the issue of the name
Roger Payne, executive secretary            the map and confirmed that the          is not large enough for the Board
of the U.S. Board of Geographic             coordinates of the confluence of        of Geographic names to go into
Names. After this process, the              the Elkin River with the Yadkin         in-depth research about it, and
body of water has been marked as            River on the 1775 map and the           Blackley said he doesn’t plan on
Elkin Creek on maps and official            coordinates of the current conflu-      applying for a name change.
documents.                                  ence of the river in question in           “Elkin Creek has no known
   “It doesn’t work that way now,”          Elkin with the Yadkin River are         problems or controversy with
Payne said. “That system was                exactly the same,” Blackley said.       names,” Payne said. “The con-                                                                      tribune/Jessica pickens
flawed and perhaps should be re-              2. A 1776 map in the 1889-1989        troversy is not strong enough to What do you call this body of water? Documents dating back to 1774 say that it
visited.”                                   Elkin Centennial Celebration book       bring before the board.”              is called the Elkin River, but starting in 1971 it was named the Elkin Creek.



                                                                                                                                            New Rotary
                                                                                                                                            scholarships
                                                                                                                                            announced
                                                                                                                                               The Yadkin Valley Rotary Club and Walmart have an-
                                                                                                                                            nounced the creation of a new scholarship opportunity for
                                                                                                                                            local high school seniors.
                                                                                                                                               The “Service Above Self” Scholarship will be awarded to
                                                                                                                                            three individuals who have gone above and beyond the call
                                                                                                                  tribune/Jessica pickens   of duty in providing service to the community.
  Helen Ratledge, owner of Ratledge Florist, offers flowers for Valentine’s Day along with balloons, vases and stuffed animals.                One $750 scholarship will be awarded to a high school

  Show Elkin love on Valentine’s
                                                                                                                                            senior who is planning to continue his or her education
                                                                                                                                            after graduation from Elkin High School, Starmount High
                                                                                                                                            School or East Wilkes High School. The emphasis of these
                                                                                                                                            scholarships is primarily on recognizing individuals who

  Day by shopping local                                                                                                                     have made a difference by giving of their time and talent
                                                                                                                                            to benefit others.
                                                                                                                                               “Service above Self” is the motto of Rotary International,
  Jessica Pickens                                                Lodgings                        Rooms prices start at $109 and up.         a volunteer organization of 1.2 million people united to pro-
  staff writer                                       The Fairfield Inn and Suites has a                        Food                         vide humanitarian service, help build goodwill and foster
  jpickens@heartlandpublications.com              Valentine’s Day tradition.                     “We have some of the finest qual-          peace. Rotary members have contributed $850 million and
                                                     The hotel has a Valentine’s Day          ity restaurants in the area right here        many volunteer hours to immunize more than two billion
     On Valentine’s Day, don’t just show          package that is a one-night stay at         at our door step,” said Zim Zim-              children in 122 countries and help eliminate eradicate this
  love for your sweetheart, but also for          the hotel. Patrons get a box of choco-      merman, PGA professional, general             disease.
  your town.                                      lates and a bottle of house wine with       manager and food beverage manager                The application form is available at www.yadkinvalleyro-
     Instead of driving to Charlotte for a        the room, said director of sales Casey      of Cedarbrook Country Club. “The              tary.org. It must be returned by March 15,2012 to:
  candle light dinner and movie, Elkin            Waddell.                                    quality of food and service in the area          Yadkin Valley Rotary Club
  offers high quality Valentine’s Day en-            “We have done this every year since      is great, and there is a lot of variety.”        P.O. Box 212
  tertainment and lodging.                        we have been open,” Waddell said.                                   See LOCAL | 2            Elkin, NC 28621
                                                                                                                                               or to the school guidance counselor.


Local officials prepare to file for re-election
Josh Armstrong                         political race. With his ex-
heartland publications                 perience as a grand master
                                       mason, Miller felt he had
   DOBSON — Starting                   “the know-how” and the ex-
next Monday, several of-               perience.
ficials in Surry County will             “I wanted to try to see
be able to file for re-election        what it was like.”
until Feb. 29. While some                Throughout the years,
incumbents are undecided               Miller has served in varying
on pursuing another bid,               capacities with his fellow
other officials are already            commissioners, taking on
gearing up for at least one            the roles of chairman and
more term.                             vice chairman four times
   Among the county par-               each.
tisan offices, Jimmy Miller              Recently, the county bud-           photo courtnesy of ncard.us
and Paul Johnson of the Sur-           get has been the main focus     Register of Deeds Carolyn
ry County Board of Commis-             of the board, particularly as   Comer has confirmed she will
sioners have confirmed they            the citizens of Surry have      file for re-election next week.
will indeed run once more.             faced economic hardships.       “I’m too young to retire,”
   “I think this will be the last        “We look at each depart-      joked Comer.
time I run,” said Miller, 79.          ment to see what their needs    to make sure the taxes are
“I have loved working for the          are and determine how we        collected and dispersed to
people and look forward to             spend our money,” explained     the different organizations,
doing it again.”                       Miller. “We look after the      such as schools, the sheriff’s                                                                       photo courtesy of surry county
   Twenty-four years ago,              schools really well. We al-     office and the health depart- Jimmy Miller, top right, stands behind Paul Johnson in this official photo of the Surry County
Miller filed for the first time,       ways have.”                     ment.”                         Board of Commissioners. Both will file for re-election next week, with Miller believing this to be
believing there were not                 Johnson agreed, saying,                                           his final run. The other commissioners featured here include Vice Chairman Garry Scearce, left,
enough Republicans in the              “Our main statutory goal is                See OFFICIALS | 2 Chairman R. F. “Buck” Golding and Eddie Harris.
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                                         Sherrif’s Briefs                                                                                  Five Generations
                 Arrests                       • Yogi DeWayne Danley, 28, of               • Larceny and criminal damage
   • Angel Ruben Rodriguez, 19, of          733 S. Main St., Dobson, was ar-             to a property on Valleygreen Trail,
Red Hill Creek Road, Dobson, was            rested on Jan. 29, charged with mis-         Pinnacle, were reported on Jan. 20.                                                    Standing left to
arrested on Feb. 1, charged with            demeanor larceny and misdemeanor             The suspect stole one truck muffler                                                    right: mother Melissa
felony breaking and entering a mo-          possession of stolen property. Bond                                                                                                 Hamby, 26, of Dob-
                                                                                         valued at $200 and one red tool box                                                    son, Grandmother
tor vehicle and felony indecent lib-        is $10,000. Trial date is March 29.
erties with a child. Bond is $25,000                       Incidents                     with various tools valued at $100                                                      Barbara Butcher, 51,
secured. Trial date is March 29.               • Larceny of livestock on hoals           total.                                                                                 of State Road and
   • Byron Donnell Green, 34, of            Road, Pinnacle, was reported on                • Breaking and entering and                                                          Great Grandmother
                                                                                                                                                                                Mattie Cranford 73,
1243 Patterson Ave., Winston-               Jan. 17. The suspect stole one black         larceny on Martha Lowe Road,
                                                                                                                                                                                also of State Road.
Salem, was arrested on Jan. 25,             Angus cow with a white tag in its            Lowgap, were reported on Jan. 21.                                                      Great Great Grand-
charged with being a habitual felon.        ear. The cow was valued at $1,000.           The suspect entered the victim’s                                                       mother Minnie
Bond is $50,000 secured. Trial date            • Breaking and entering, larceny          residence and stole one Ruger P345                                                     Brown, 89, of State
is March 7.                                 and simple possession of a sched-                                                                                                   Road is holding baby
                                                                                         pistol valued at $400, one 12GA Sav-
   • Danny Edward Holt, 48, of 127          uled substance on Edinburg Way,                                                                                                     Kynli Marie Brown, 7
Mount Royal Lane, Dobson, was ar-           Dobson, were reported on Jan. 17.            age wood stock valued at $150, one
                                                                                                                                                                                weeks old, of Dobson.
rested on Jan. 25, charged with be-         The suspect entered multiple build-          10GA shotgun wood stock valued at
ing a habitual felon. Bond is unavail-      ings and stole various scrap metal           $150, and one red Husky pressure
able. Trial date is March 7.                valued at $300.                              washer valued at $400.

Local
From Page 1                            Feb. 14. Dennis Tolbert, local of       Watson’s Florist. “The Internet is         Both florists said their busiest       Waton said. “When people need
                                       Surry County, will be performing        killing the little people right now.”    time of year are Christmas and           donations like for Boy Scouts or
   Since 2007, Cedarbrook has of-      music as well.                             Helen Ratledge of Ratledge Flo-       Valentine’s Day, but it is always        homecoming queens, they come
fered a romantic dinner opened to        “It is open to anyone and ev-         rist said flowers from the Internet      important to shop locally.               locally. We need to shop locally.
the public with entrees including      eryone is welcome,” Zimmerman           will have to be arranged and de-           “Shopping locally keeps the
steak, salmon, shrimp and chick-                                                                                                                                 Elkin is a wonderful town and no
                                       said.                                   signed by the buyer.                     money in our economy and our lo-         one is shopping here.”
en, Zimmerman said.                                   Flowers                     “The quality of flowers and           cal area,” Ratledge said. “I seldom
   In order to plan for how much                                                                                                                                    Ratledge Florist is located at
                                         Two florists in Elkin say they        timely delivery are advantages           go out of town to buy elsewhere.”
food to order, Cedarbrook Coun-        offer fresher flowers and higher        of ordering flowers locally,” Rat-         If shoppers continue to leave          328 N. Front St., Watson Florist
try Club requests that reserva-        quality than websites such as           ledge said. “When they order             town to shop, there will be no           is at 713 North Bridge St., Cedar-
tions be made by 5 p.m. on Sun-        1-800-Flowers or ProFlowers.            professional flowers you have to         more resources in Elkin, Watson          brooke Country Club is on 225
day, Feb. 12.                            “Some roses they advertise for        design it yourself. Ours are de-         said.                                    Country Club Dr. in State Road
   The dinner will be served on at     $19.99 on TV, and the quality           signed, and we use a product that          “We won’t have anywhere left           and the Fairfield Inn is at 628
5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday,        isn’t there,” said Donna Watson of      prolongs the life of flowers.”           to shop in Elkin if this continues,”     Country Club Camp Road.

Officials
From Page 1                      to get in there and try to fix   And hopefully, sooner or          ones we’ve got there now          able to do, to improve the of-    be around the children,” he
                                 these things and quit doing      later, things will change.’”      don’t take it serious. But        fice in many ways.                said.
   Johnson, 50, first ran to     all the politics in the back        In recent years, Johnson       I’ve probably taken it a lot         “I feel like I’ve accom-          Goings also credited his
be a commissioner 16 years       room of the Lantern restau-      has seen “good changes,”          more serious than folks have      plished that and still have       colleagues as a substantial
ago.                             rant in Dobson.’”                citing the development of         in the past. A lot of nights,     more to offer.”
   “I had sat back as a young                                                                                                                                           reason he wants to be re-
                                    At the time, Johnson          economic and educational          I don’t sleep good, because          As for county non-parti-       elected.
person in elementary school      was particularly concerned       policies as well as water and     I worry about my fellow           san offices, two positions on
and high school and watched                                                                                                                                                “I guess one of the main
                                 about the state of education     sewer projects.                   citizens not being able to        the Surry County Board of
what I considered to be the                                                                                                                                             reasons is the enjoyment I
                                 in Surry, questioning the           Thus far, he has served        feed their families, find jobs,   Education will be eligible for
ineffectiveness and corrup-      effectiveness of particular                                                                                                            get out of working with the
                                                                  as chairman “at least” five       clothe their families and put     re-election.                      other board members and
tion of some of the leaders      leaders.                         times and vice chairman           them through school.                 Clark Goings of District
that we had on a county lev-        “I said, ‘I am going to get                                                                                                         Dr. [Ashley] Hinson, his of-
                                                                  eight times.                         “Lots of people say they       Five confirmed that he will
el,” he said. “I just couldn’t   in there and, if nothing else,                                                                                                         fice and all the teachers.”
stand it anymore.                                                    Johnson expressed plans        give 110 percent. Well, I         indeed run this year.
                                 have my voice heard. People                                        give 200 percent.”                   Goings, 65, has been serv-        One of those board mem-
   “I said, ‘Someone has got                                      to serve either as a commis-
                                 are going to be represented.                                          Register of Deeds Carolyn      ing for a little more than two    bers could soon be join-
                                                                  sioner or in some other ca-
                                                                                                    Comer is another individual       years. He first became inter-     ing Goings in a bid for re-
                                                                  pacity as long as he believes
                                                                                                    aiming to make the most           ested in the position when        election: Michele Hunter of
                                                                  he has “something positive
                                    OPEN                          to offer the citizens of Surry    of her position. She, too,        its previous incumbent, Jeff      District One. Hunter was
                                                                                                    will file for re-election next    Hall, died. The board of edu-     unavailable to comment on
 YADKIN                             YEAR                          County.”
                                                                                                    week.                             cation had placed an article      whether she will seek an-
                                                                     “I plan on doing that prob-
 FARM                              ROUND                          ably until I die.                    “I’m too young to retire,”     in The Mount Airy News,           other term.
                                                                     “I feel like I know what the   joked Comer.                      requesting resumes. Hence,           As for the Elkin City
                                                                                                       As register, her responsi-     Goings applied and was se-        Board of Education, Jim
 MARKET                             5lbs Red or White             people of the county want,
                                                                  and I’ve probably offered         bilities involve taking care      lected to serve the remain-       Westbrook of the City Dis-
                                      Potatoes $195               them much more service            of some of the county’s most      der of Hall’s term.               trict and William L. Wag-
 113 W. Maple Street                                              than they have ever gotten        valuable documents, from             On desiring another term,      oner of the East District are
                                   Coming in Spring
 Yadkinville, NC 27055                                            from any other commission-        marriage licenses, birth and      Goings explained, “We’ve          also up for re-election from
                                    Bedding plants                                                  death certificates to real es-    got some projects going.
   (336) 677-1474                                                 er in years past,” said John-                                                                         Feb. 13 to Aug. 6.
                                    Garden plants                                                   tate records.                     I would like to see them
                                                                  son. “I’m not saying that the                                                                            From June 11 to July 6,
                                                                                                       “Sometimes in every-           through.”                         Soil and Water Conservation
                                                                                                    body’s life, they are going to       The projects to which          Supervisor Glenn Pruitt will
                                                                                                    have to use these records,”       Goings referred include the       be able to file for re-election.
                                                                                                    said Comer. “I handle a lot       1:1 laptop initiative, which         From July 6 to Aug. 3,
                                                                                                    more than people realize, in      would see a laptop for each
                                                                                                                                                                        members of the Mount Airy
                                                                                                    here.”                            student no matter his or her
                                                                                                       In December 1976, she be-      financial situation. Also, he     Board of Education will be
                                                                                                    gan working as a deputy for       was pleased by the encour-        able to file as well. They
                                                                                                    Register Dennis W. “Bud”          aging recent findings in          include Phillip Thacker of
                                                                                                    Cameron, before becoming          Surry’s dropout rate — al-        District A, David Rowe of
                                                                                                    an assistant in 1980. When        though he admitted, “I’d like     District B, Kate Appler of
                                                                                                    Cameron retired around            to see it come down more.”        District C and Wendy Car-
                                                                                                    2004, Comer decided to run.          Of all his responsibilities,   riker of District D.
                                                                                                       “I didn’t want to leave        the one Goings favors most           It remains to be seen if
                                                                                                    my employment, because I          is visiting and interact-         someone from each of the
                                                                                                    enjoyed it,” recalled Comer.      ing with students. “It’s so       noted districts will chal-
                                                                                                    “I saw things I wanted to be      much fun and enjoyment to         lenge the incumbents.
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SCC hosts                                                                                                       Obituaries
statewide course                 Mr. Benny Ray                                 in death by a sister, Ruth       Heath Barrett & Johanna          years, Mrs. Nelle Morrison            Five Great Grandchildren:
                                                                               Long; brothers, Willie Da-       Roberts;      great-grandchil-   Sale of Ronda passed away             Rett, Ty, Abby, Matthew
for lifesaving                   Beeker
                                    Mr. Benny Ray Beeker,
                                                                               vis, Thad Davis, Carl Davis,
                                                                               Curtis Davis, Cletus Davis;
                                                                                                                dren, Orion Barrett, Benja-
                                                                                                                min Barrett, Jonas Barrett;
                                                                                                                                                 on Sunday, Feb. 05, 2012.
                                                                                                                                                    Mrs. Sale was born in
                                                                                                                                                                                       and Benjamin Thomas, Sev-
                                                                                                                                                                                       eral Nieces and Nephews.
rescues                          73, of Jonesville, passed
                                 away Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012,
                                                                               half sister, Cora Lee Kiser;
                                                                               half brother, Odell Davis.
                                                                                                                special dog, Chloe; several
                                                                                                                loving nieces and nephews;
                                                                                                                                                 Statesville, N.C. on Christ-
                                                                                                                                                 mas Day 1910 , the child of
                                                                                                                                                                                       Special Friends: Lee Or-
                                                                                                                                                                                       ange, Margaret Wood and
   A class hosted and de-        at Joan and Howard Woltz                         Mr. Davis is survived by      and special caregivers, Ha-      Beulah Douglass Morrison              Bruce Carter.
veloped by Surry Commu-          Hospice Home.                                 his wife of 66 years, Faye       zel Harris, Elaine Wagoner;      and James Collins Mor-                   A graveside service will
nity College is helping rescue      Mr. Beeker was born Aug.                   Combs Davis of the home;         Mountain Valley Hospice          rison. She graduated from             be conducted at 1:00 p.m.
workers from across the state    25, 1938, in Rowan County                     daughter, Patricia Jones &       staff, Cindy Bullins, Peggy      Statesville High School               on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012,
learn how to administer life-    to John Calvin and Floreed                    husband Vernon of Advance,       Shore.                           and attended Mitchell Col-            at Maple Springs United
saving medical treatment to      Rummage Beeker. He was                        NC; granddaughter, Jill             Funeral Services will be      lege. Her interest in the             Methodist Church Ceme-
patients trapped in high-angle   retired from the NC DOT                       Bourque & husband Dev-           held at 9:00 a.m. on Thurs-      medical profession began              tery, Ronda, with a memori-
environments.                    and was a member of Cleve-                    lin of Smyrna, TN; great-        day, Feb. 9, 2012, at John-      when she was employed by              al service to follow at Elkin
   Last month, twenty res-       land Baptist Church.                          grandson, Alex Bannister of      son Funeral Home Chapel          Dr. Charles B. Herman of              Presbyterian Church at 2:00
cue workers arrived at SCC’s        In addition to his parents                 Smyrna, TN; brother, Tom         with Rev. Kenneth Jordan         Statesville and continued             p.m. The family will receive
Emergency Services Train-        he was preceded in death by                   Davis & wife Thelma of El-       officiating. Burial will fol-    when she moved to Elkin               friends following the memo-
ing Center to complete the       a brother, J.C. Beeker and a                  kin; sister-in-law Ruth Davis    low the service at Wood-         and worked at Hugh Cha-               rial service at the Presbyte-
first Rope Emergency Medi-       sister, Annie Mae Overcash.                   of Jonesville; and several       mere Memorial Park in            tham Memorial Hospital for            rian Church.
cal Specialist course offered       Survivors include:his wife                 loving nieces and nephews.       Huntington W.V. The family       several years.                           The family suggests that
through the North Carolina       Lois V. Beeker of the home;                      Funeral Services will be      will receive friends Wednes-        She married Fred Albert            any memorials be made to:
Association of Rescue and        sons, Jock Beeker and his                     held 1:00 p.m. on Thursday,      day, Feb. 8, 2012, from 6:00     Sale of Ronda on Oct, 16,             Elkin Presbyterian Church,
EMS. The three-day course        wife Wendy of Salisbury                       Feb. 9, 2012, at First Baptist   p.m. to 8:00p.m. at Johnson      1937. A long time mem-                Maple Springs United
focuses on the integration of    and Todd Beeker and his                       Church of Jonesville with        Funeral Home.                    ber of Elkin Presbyterian             Methodist Church, Habitat
medical care and rope rescue,    wife Renee of Salisbury;                      Rev. Roger Hensley and Rev.         Online condolences may        Church, she was active as             for Humanity, Mountain
with students required to        step son, Jackie Cearley of                   Charles Lethcoe officiating.     be made at www.johnson-          a Sunday School teacher,              Valley Hospice, or the char-
have training in both. It will   Tillery; step daughter, Sam-                  The Men’s Sunday School          funeral.com                      youth worker, and member              ity of the donor’s choice.
be offered at different points   mie Dameron and her hus-                      class will be serving as hon-       Johnson Funeral Home is       of the Presbyterian Women,               John Kennedy, funeral di-
throughout the semester.         band Thomas of Jonesville;                    orary pallbearers. Burial will   serving the Mossburg fam-        from whom she received                rector is assisting the Sale
   The course’s lead instruc-    brother, Tom Beeker and                       follow the service at Charity    ily.                             the Lifetime Achievement              family.
tor and developer, Jeff Hin-     his wife Helen of Rockwell;                   Baptist Church Cemetery in                                        Award. She also belonged
shaw, is an EMS and fire         sister, Marcella Freeze and                   Boonville with full military                                      to Fran Greene’s first hand
rescue instructor for SCC and    her husband Ned of Salis-                     honors presented by Yad-         James Edward                     bell choir at the church- a
training captain for Yadkin
County Rescue. The course
                                 bury; grandchildren, Zack
                                 of Greensboro, Eli of Geor-
                                                                               kin VFW Post 10346. The
                                                                               family will receive friends
                                                                                                                Shaw                             delightful group of ladies
                                                                                                                                                 who referred to themselves
was developed to meet a need                                                                                       James Edward Shaw, Jr.,
                                 gia, Willow of Salisbury;                     on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012,       65, died peacefully at the       as the “Ding-a-lings.” Mrs.
identified by instructors of     step grandchildren, Aaron                     from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00p.m.                                       Sale was also active in her
rescue programs across the                                                                                      FirstHealth Hospice House
                                 Dameron of Jonesville and                     at First Baptist Church of       in Pinehurst on Feb. 6,          community: she was a mem-
state. While some programs       Amanda Belton of Boon-                        Jonesville prior to the ser-                                      ber of the DAR; volunteered                 560 Hwy. 268 West,
focused on the necessary                                                                                        2012, after a brief but val-
                                 ville; step great grandchil-                  vice.                            iant battle with cancer.         with the Girl Scouts; and                     Elkin, NC 28621
skills for high-angle rescues    dren, Chloe Belton and Kay-                      The family wishes to                                           served as president of the
and others focused on de-                                                                                          Jim was born on Aug. 11,                                                    Locally Owned
                                 lee Belton; and numerous                      thank the staff and volun-       1946, in Asheboro, N.C. to       Elkin Elementary PTA.                       By Beth C. Hodges
veloping medical treatment       nieces and nephews.                           teers of the Woltz Hospice                                        Her hobbies included grow-
skills, there was no program                                                                                    James and Helen Shaw. Fol-                                                    (336) 526-4460
                                    Funeral Services will be                   home in Dobson and Hugh          lowing his service to the        ing and arranging flowers,
focusing on the integration of   conducted at 2:00 p.m. on                     Chatham Memorial Hospi-                                           music, painting, and bak-                  www.elkinfuneralservice.com
the two different skill sets.                                                                                   U.S. Army and graduation
                                 Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at                   tal third floor and ICU staff                                     ing. However, her favorite                   Benny Ray Beeker
                                                                                                                from East Carolina Univer-
                                 Elkin Funeral Service Cha-                    for the love and care that                                        hobby was loving her grand-                       Visitation
                                                                                                                sity he enjoyed a success-
                                 pel with Dr. Bill Johnson,                    was given to Mr. Davis.                                           children and great grand-                  Tuesday 6:00-8:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                ful career in textile manu-
                                 hospice chaplain officiat-                       Flowers will be accepted                                       children.                                      Funeral Service
                                                                                                                facturing management. In
                                 ing. Burial will follow in Fall               or memorials may be made                                             She was preceded in                      Wednesday 2:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                2003, Jim and his wife Sher-
                                 Creek Baptist Church ceme-                    to First Baptist Church of                                        death by her parents; her                   Elkin Funeral Service
                                                                                                                ry retired to Southern Pines
                                 tery. The family will receive                 Jonesville, P.O. Box 98,                                          husband, Fred A. Sale;                            Chapel
                                                                                                                where he filled his days
                                 friends Tuesday evening                       Jonesville, NC 28642 or          with golf and other relaxing     four sisters: Ruth Morri-
                                 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.                   Woltz Hospice Home, 945          activities with friends and      son, Rachel Morrison, Lois
                                 at Elkin Funeral Service.                     Zephyr Rd., Dobson, NC           family.                          Todd and Beth Tharpe; two
                                    The family requests that                   27017                                                             brothers, Glenn Morrison
                                 memorials be made to                             Online condolences may
                                                                                                                   In addition to his wife,
                                                                                                                Sherry; Jim is survived by       and Kenneth Morrison.                           To submit
                                 Mountain Valley Hospice,                      be made at www.johnson-          his mother, Helen Shaw;             Surviving     are:   One
                                                                               funeral.com                                                       Daughter:      Linda    Sale
                                 688 N. Bridge Street, Elkin,
                                 NC 28621 or Joan and How-                        Johnson Funeral Home is
                                                                                                                sister Linda; sons, John and
                                                                                                                                                 Thomas and husband,                          story ideas,
    Johnson                      ard Woltz Hospice Home,                       serving the Davis Family.
                                                                                                                Wesley; niece Lisa and three
                                                                                                                                                 Steve, of Ronda. Grand-
                                                                                                                great nieces and nephews.
  Funeral Home                   945 Zephyr Road, Dobson,
                                 NC 27017.
                                                                                                                   Jim’s last days were spent    children : Travis (Candy)
                                                                                                                                                 Thomas of Carrollton, GA;
                                                                                                                                                                                                       call
 We offer Pre-need, Cremation,      The family would like to                   Judith Carol                     peacefully at the FirstHealth
                                                                                                                                                 Ryan (Reu) Thomas of El-
                                                                                                                Hospice House where he
    & Traditional Services.
                                 thank the staff of Moun-                      Mossburg                         was surrounded by skillful       kin; and Meghan (Brent)                             835-1513
      Funeral Directors:         tain Valley Hospice, Joan                       Judith Carol Mossburg,         and caring staff dedicated       Gray of Randleman, NC.
      Molli Jo Johnson           and Howard Woltz Hospice                      75, of Yadkinville formerly      to patient comfort. Because
       Brent Southard            Home, Lena and Richard                        of Huntington, W.V. passed       it was Jim’s wish to honor                        Come Join Us For
         Don Byrd                Simendinger, and Dr. Carol                    away on Feb. 7, 2012, at her     their support, the fam-
    615 West Main Street         Albright for their care.
                                    Online Condolences may
                                                                               home.                            ily requests that in Lieu of      Baptist Men’s Day/WMU Day
      Elkin, NC 28621                                                            Ms. Mossburg was born          Flowers, donations be made
                                 be made to www.elkinfuner-
       (336) 835-3211
  www.johnson-funeral.com        alservice.com
                                                                               in Cabell, WV on Dec.18,
                                                                               1936, to the late James and
                                                                                                                to the FirstHealth Hospice
                                                                                                                Foundation 150 Applecross
                                                                                                                                                   Macedonia Baptist Church
    Harrison Montgomery             Services entrusted to El-                  Margie Herald Mossburg.          Road Pinehurst, NC 28374.              1120 Austin Little Mtn. Road in Ronda
            Davis                kin Funeral Service.                          She was of the Baptist faith,       A service of remembrance                (beside East Wilkes Middle School)
    Funeral Services will be                                                   a master gardener, loved to      and celebration of Jim’s life
 held 1:00 p.m. on Thurs-
 day, Feb. 9, 2012, at First
                                 Harrison                                      paint and received several
                                                                               awards for her oil and acryl-
                                                                                                                will be held at Boles Funeral
                                                                                                                Home in Southern Pines on
                                                                                                                                                  Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 11:00 AM
 Baptist Church of Jones-        Montgomery                                    ic artwork; she also was a       Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, at
                                                                                                                                                      With Guest Speaker
 ville with Rev. Roger                                                         lover of all animals includ-     2:00 p.m.
 Hensley and Rev. Charles        Davis                                         ing her special pet Chloe.          Online condolences may          Austin Caviness
 Lethcoe officiating.               Harrison Montgomery                          In addition to her parents     be left at: www.bolesfuner-
                                 Davis, 92, of Jonesville                      she was also preceded in         alhome.com                               From WXII 12
  Judith Carol Mossburg          passed away on Feb. 6,                        death by a grandson, Shawn          Boles Funeral Home and
    Funeral Services will        2012, at the Woltz Hospice                    Robert Shoemaker.                Crematory, Inc.in Southern
 be held at 9:00 a.m. on                         Home       in                   Ms. Mossburg is survived       Pines will be assisting the
                                                                                                                                                  Everyone Welcome!
 Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012,                         Dobson.                       by two daughters, Becky          family.
 at Johnson Funeral Home                            Mr. Davis                  Barrett & Ken Bridges of
 Chapel with Rev. Kenneth                        was     born                  Statesville, Marjorie Burns
 Jordan officiating.                             in    Yadkin                  of Elkin; brothers James
                                 County on March 9, 1919,                      Mark Mossburg & wife Pat
                                 to the late Henry & Lula                      of Aiken, SC, Michael Lee
                                 Cranfill Davis. He was a                      Mossburg & wife Joann of
                                 veteran of the United States                  Dallas, TX; grandchildren,
                                 Army Air Force and retired                    Billy Ray Barrett, Joshua
                                 from Chatham Manufactur-
                                 ing Company. Mr. Davis
                                 was a member of First Bap-
                                 tist Church of Jonesville.
                                    In addition to his par-
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         Applying Online for Social Security
Matilda Charles                            —Get extra help with Medicare
                                        drug plan costs. This could add up
   Have you seen the public service     to $4,000 in assistance if you’re
announcements with Patty Duke           already on Medicare and have low
promoting Social Security and


                                                                                  My coach did not spit
                                        income.
Medicare?                                  Once you apply online, you’ll be
   Now there’s a new one: She’s         given a confirmation number. At
signing up for Social Security …        the same site you can then go in
from home … in her pajamas!             and check the status.
   I thought the plaid PJs were a bit      If you’re certain you’ll never


                                                                                  on anybody’s hand
much, but the message is a good         want to use the online features at
one. We can sign up for Social          Social Security, your best bet is to
Security and Medicare from the          block access. You might want to
comfort of our home, assuming we        do this if you’ve been the victim of
have a computer.                        identity theft or domestic violence.
   Here is a partial list of things
you can do online at the Social Se-
curity site:
                                           Suggestion: If it’s more conve-
                                        nient to apply online, once you’re                                                    One on One
                                        all set up, then go in and block             It is too bad that                           played South Caro-          Driesell was livid. “I would never
   —Apply for Social Security ben-
efits.                                  your information completely. Then         sports reporters and                            lina in Columbia. “On       spit on anybody’s hand. That is
   —Apply for Supplemental Secu-        no one, even you, can access it           historians at Atlan-                            December 16, 1970,          terrible.”
rity Income (SSI).                      without a phone call to Social Se-        tic Coast Conference                            South Carolina was             He was worried about his
   —Apply for Medicare.                 curity.                                   headquarters are not                            cruising to an easy vic-    friends’ reactions and especially
   —Apply for disability benefits          To get started, go online to           reading “ACC Bas-                               tory when, with 4:52        about what “Dean’s family would
(includes the Adult Disability Re-      www.socialsecurity.gov.                   ketball.”                                       remaining in the game,      think.”
port).                                     Matilda Charles regrets that she          This UNC Press                               two players got into
                                                                                                                                                                 Thanks to ECU athletic direc-
                                        cannot personally answer reader           book by Sam Walker                              a shoving and elbow-
   —Estimate the amount of retire-                                                                                                                            tor, and Driesell’s assistant coach
                                        questions, but will incorporate           was published last                              throwing        skirmish.
ment benefits you’ll get. There’s a                                                                                                                           at the time, Terry Holland, the
                                        them into her column whenever             year and chronicles                             Both benches rushed
limit of 30 minutes to this feature,                                                                                                                          book’s version was corrected.
                                        possible. Write to her in care of         the game during the                             to the aid of their team-
so make sure you have all your in-                                                                                                                            Holland told Walker and UNC
                                        King Features Weekly Service, P.O.        conference’s first 20                           mates, and a slugfest
formation ready. You’ll need your                                                                                                                             Press that “I was standing right
                                        Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-            years.                                          broke out. As Driesell
name, Social Security number,                                                                                                                                 beside Coach Driesell and can
                                        6475, or send e-mail to columnre-            On the other                                 tried to separate play-
date and place of birth, and your                                                                             D.G. Martin
                                        ply@gmail.com.                            hand, maybe it is a                             ers and stop the melee,     guarantee that there was no ‘spit-
mother’s maiden name. You’ll be
                                                                                  good thing for my                Op/Ed          he was struck twice         ting’ involved.”
able to calculate the best age to          (c) 2012 King Features Synd.,
                                                                                  old basketball coach,                           by South Carolina for-         As a result, the new printing
start collecting benefits.              Inc.                                      Lefty Driesell. How do I know ward John Ribock. The fracas                  of “ACC Basketball” revises its

Learn How to
                                                                                  sports reporters and ACC staffers continued for about four minutes          report to say simply, “Driesell
                                                                                  are not reading the new book? It before police managed to halt the          looked down at Smith’s hand and
                                                                                  came out in the controversy that fighting and the referees decided          shook his head to indicate that he
                                                                                  developed about UNC Coach Roy to end the game.”
                                                                                                                                                              was not ready to concede defeat.”

Make a Fresh Start
                                                                                  Williams taking most of his play-       That story of another early
                                                                                  ers off the court 14 seconds be- ending is not the “good thing” for            So the good thing for Driesell
                                                                                  fore the game ended in Carolina’s Coach Driesell.                           about reporters not reading “ACC
                                                                                  recent loss to Florida State.           When I read and enjoyed “ACC        Basketball” yet, is that when they
                                                                                                                                                              do, he can hope they will read
                 Dollars and Sense
                                                                                     Williams thought the game was Basketball” I asked UNC Press
                                                                                  ending early. One story line in the to send him a copy, thinking he         the revised version and not see a
                                                                                  following days was about other would enjoy some of the stories              word about spitting.
David Uffington                         in a safe deposit box? Do any of          times that ACC basketball games about him.                                     “But what about people who
                                        your insurance policies have a            ended early.                            I was wrong. Driesell called        read the earlier version?” Driesell
   Virtually no one has made it un-     cash value?                                  After checking with an ACC me the day after he got the book.             asked me.
scathed through our years-long fi-        Next you’ll learn how to:               staffer, the Raleigh News & Ob- “I’m going to sue them,” he said.              “All I can do,” I told him, “is
nancial meltdown. Whether you’re          —Repair your credit.                    server reported, “As best as any- He pointed to a paragraph in the          write a column that says you
still struggling mightily or you’ve       —Determine whether your                 one can tell, UNC’s loss at Florida book about the recruitment of           didn’t spit in anybody’s hand, and
begun to see the light at the end of    housing is actually affordable.           State would have been just the basketball star Charlie Scott in             my readers will know the truth.”
the tunnel, chances are one of your     (Should you move or stay?) If you         second ACC game to end before 1966. Scott was headed to David-
                                                                                  time expired.                         son, where Driesell was coaching,        D.G. Martin hosts UNC-TV’s
questions is: What do I do next?        own your home, what is it worth?                                                                                      “North Carolina Bookwatch,”
   A new book likely has answers        (Check Zillow.com online.) Do                The first time it happened - and until Coach Dean Smith persuad-
                                                                                  apparently the only time - came ed him to go to Carolina. It said           which airs Sundays at 5 p.m.
for you: “The Wall Street Journal       you qualify for a modification pro-
Guide to Starting Fresh: How to                                                   in Maryland’s 60-55 home vic- that when Smith and Driesell                  For more information or to view
                                        gram?                                                                                                                 prior programs visit the webpage
Leave Financial Hardships Behind                                                  tory against N.C. State on Jan. 7, met afterwards, “Smith offered
                                          —Adjust your debts to your                                                                                          at www.unctv.org/ncbookwatch/
and Take Control of Your Finan-                                                   1967.”                                his hand to Driesell and said
                                        new situation.                               If the ACC and N&O had read something along the lines of ‘no                This week’s (February 12)
cial Life” by Karen Blumenthal            —Assess your health-coverage
[Crown Business, $15].                                                            “ACC Basketball,” they would hard feelings.’ A fuming Driesell              North Carolina Bookwatch guest
                                        plans.                                    have found, on page 2, Sam Walk- indicated that there were indeed
   “Starting Fresh” is a must-have.                                                                                                                           is Daniel Pierce, author of “Real
                                          —Develop a sustainable plan for         er’s description of another early some hard feelings by spitting
It sets its sights on those who’ve      long-term financial health.                                                                                           NASCAR: White Lightning, Red
lost jobs or homes, or suffered                                                   game ending when Maryland on Smith’s outstretched palm.”                    Clay, and Big Bill France.”
                                          —Readjust your budget to your
from the effects of a health crisis,
                                        current reality.
death of a spouse, divorce and
                                          And if there’s a miracle and you
more. No matter where you are
in life and no matter your income       come into a large sum of money —
level, you’ll find steps on how to      perhaps from an insurance policy,
adapt and adjust to your new cir-       employment severance payout or
cumstances.                             divorce settlement — Blumenthal
   Blumenthal sets the tone for         will tell you how to manage that as
dealing with your current real-         well.
ity on the very first page: “Decide       Don’t miss the section on Inter-
that you won’t make any big finan-      net links covering a wide variety of
cial decisions right away … you’ll      help topics.
make better choices if you step           David Uffington regrets that he
back, reflect, assess and get your      cannot personally answer reader
bearings.”                              questions, but will incorporate
   One of the very first slow-start     them into his column whenever
steps she’ll have you do is to take     possible. Write to him in care of
an inventory of all your assets and     King Features Weekly Service, P.O.
liabilities. For example, what is       Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-
your car worth and how much do          6475, or send e-mail to columnre-
you still owe on it? What, exactly,     ply@gmail.com.
do you owe on credit cards? Medi-         (c) 2012 King Features Synd.,
cal bills? Are there any valuables      Inc.


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Bend Senior Center is          urdays 8 am at Elkin Rec      highlighting some of the          downstairs meeting room,                            Wednesday, Feb. 22                                  recognition. For more in-
making appointments for        Center. Race Date: Ham-       behind-the-scenes people          Dobson. Registration is                             •7:45 a.m. - The Yadkin                             formation call Laurette
FREE Tax Preparation           mer Run 5K on Saturday,       and quiet movers and              $25 which includes book                           Valley Rotary Club meets                              Leagon at 336-366-9
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fied Volunteers. Must call     $100 (does not include        ty. A compilation of many         & under being free. More                          a.m. at the Fairfield Inn.                              •7:30 a.m. - Fun Run for
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pointment. Appointments        ter by emailing Lynn Lar-     ute” articles. Advertising        704-258-1828.                                     about the Yadkin Valley                               Walk and Family Fun Run.
will be on Thursdays 9         son, or at Kick off. Par-     deadline, February 15th              Friday, Feb. 24                                Rotary Club, visit www.                               Starting and finishing at
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at the Elkin Public Library    advice, constant motiva-      Half Page: $325 ($375             is “Something Fishy”. 2 &                         every Wednesday at 7:45                                 One-time events may be
every Friday for Chil-         tion & support.               color) Quarter Page: $175         3 year olds at 10:15, 4 &                         a.m. at the Fairfield Inn.                            submitted for placement
dren’s Story Hour. Today’s        Tuesday, Feb. 14           ($200 color) Eighth Page:         5 year olds at 11:15. For                         For more information                                  in the calendar at least
theme is Color the World.         • 8 p.m. – East Bend       $100 ($112 color). Call to        more information contact                          about the Yadkin Valley                               two weeks prior to the
2 & 3 year olds at 10:15, 4    Senior Center will have       speak with an advertising         the library at 835-5586.                          Rotary Club, visit www.                               date of the event. Informa-
& 5 year olds at 11:15. For    a Valentines Dance with       rep today at 835-1513.               Friday, Feb. 24                                yadkinvalleyrotary.org.                               tion should include date,
more information contact       meal provided. Entertain-        Thursday, Feb. 16                 • 5:30 p.m. – Longa-                             Tuesday, March 13                                   time, place, brief descrip-
the library at 835-5586.       ment by Stan Bobbitt, and        •6-7 p.m. – Musicians          berger Basket Bingo at                              6 p.m. – The American                               tion and contact informa-
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Jonesville crime Local officals keeping an
round-up         eye out for whooping cough
Staff reports

  Crime: Hit and Run                                             Mondee Tilley                                   the best way to prevent pertussis.         disease branch, there were 126 cases
  When reported: Dec. 28 at 4:55 p.m.                            Heartland Publications                          Confirmed pertussis cases among            of whooping cough in North Carolina
  Where: Cracker Barrel, Jonesville                                                                              children in 2012 have occurred in          in 2011. There were 343 cases in 2010.
  Details: The front bumper of a Honda Fit was damaged             DOBSON — While Surry County                   a number of states including New              Hughes said the disease may be on
due to a hit and run, according to a Jonesville Police report.   hasn’t experienced a case of whoop-             Jersey, New York, North Carolina,          the rise because vaccinations wane
The damage to the vehicle costs roughly $700. The case is        ing cough since 2010, there have                Pennsylvania and Virginia.                 over time and need to be updated. Af-
under investigation.                                             been reported cases in Virginia and                The CDC said the recommended            ter getting the vaccine, the patient has
  Crime: Larceny                                                 area officials are on the alert.                pertussis vaccine for children is          a better chance of catching the disease
  When reported: Jan. 10 at 3 p.m.                                 Whooping cough, or pertussis, is              called DTaP. This is a safe and ef-        because they have not reached full im-
  Where: McDonalds, Jonesville                                   an endemic and a common disease                 fective combination vaccine that           munity from vaccine.
  Stolen: Approximately $260 worth of items stolen               in the United States, with periodic             protects children against three               It is recommended that all adults get
  Details: A wallet was taken from the front counter of a        epidemics every three to five years             diseases: diphtheria, tetanus, and         a one-time booster dose. Hughes said
Jonesville restaurant, according to a Jonesville Police re-      and frequent outbreaks. In 2010,                pertussis. For maximum protection          adults especially need the vaccine if
port. The wallet had $258 and assorted ID cards, according       27,550 cases of pertussis were re-              against pertussis, children need five      they are going to be around infants 12
to the report. This case is under further investigation.         ported and many more cases go un-               DTaP shots. The first three shots          months or younger.
  Charges: Possession of Schedule II-Cocaine, Possession         reported.                                       are given at 2, 4, and 6 months of            The adult whooping cough vaccine
with Intent to Manufacture, Possession of Drug Parapher-           Theresa Hughes, the lead commu-               age. The fourth shot is given at 15        is available. It is important for new and
nalia                                                            nicable disease nurse at the Surry              through 18 months of age, and a            expecting parents, as well as all adults
  When Reported: Jan. 29                                         County Health and Nutrition Cen-                fifth shot is given when a child en-       who will be around newborns and for
  Where: I-77 south on-ramp, Jonesville                          ter, said Surry County’s last case of           ters school, at 4 through 6 years of       babies to get the vaccine. The Surry
  Details: Jonathan Maurice Jessup, 27, of 289 Cedar Ridge       whooping cough happened in the                  age. If a 7-10 year old is not up-to-      County Health and Nutrition Center
Rd., Jonesville, was arrested on drug related charges, ac-       summer of 201o.                                 date with DTaP vaccines, a dose of         offers the adult vaccines for $64.80.
cording to a Jonesville report. Jessup was taken to Yadkin         “This is a highly contagious, res-            Tdap should be given before the 11-        Some insurance plans cover the vac-
County facilities and placed under a $5,000 secure bond.         piration infection. The symptoms                12 year old check up.                      cines, but most do not, said Marion.
He faces a Feb. 22 court date, according to the report. Case     are runny nosy, sneezing, watery                   After someone is diagnosed,             Medicare does not cover the cost of
closed.                                                          eyes, which later turn into a cough-            it’s recommended that they rest at         the vaccine.
  Crime: Simple Possession of Marijuana, possession of           ing attack that has a high pitched              home for at least five days.                  Hughes said once a patient is diag-
drug paraphernalia, revoked plate                                whoop at the end,” said Hughes.                    Verona Danley, the communicable         nosed with whooping cough, antibiot-
  When reported: Feb. 4, 4:28 p.m.                                 The primary goal of pertussis out-            disease nurse for the Surry County         ics are prescribed, so that the person
  Where: West Main Street, Jonesville                            break control efforts is to decrease            Health and Nutrition Center, said          will be less infectious to other people.
  Details: Edward Avery Church, 37, of 4148 Vestal Rd.,          morbidity (amount of disease) and               the best treatment for the whooping           “The ‘whoop’ last for about two
Jonesville, was charged with drug violations-equipment/          mortality (death) among infants; a              cough is the antibiotic Azithromy-         weeks, but at doesn’t mean infectious,”
paraphernalia, simple possession and revoked plates, ac-         secondary goal is to decrease mor-              cin.                                       said Hughes.
cording to a Jonesville Police report. Officers found the sus-   bidity among persons of all ages.                  “Get to your doctor early. Get treat-          Reach Mondee Tilley at mtilley@
pect with .69 ounces of marijuana, according to the report.        According to the Centers for                  ment,” said Danley.                         heartlandpublications.com or at 719-
Church was brought to Yadkin facilities and given no bond.       Disease Control, a vaccination is                  According to state communicable                                             1930.
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       FEBRUARY 8, 2012                                                                                                                                      mgorry@heartlandpublications.com




                                                                         TRIBUNE/Matthew Gorry                                                                               TRIBUNE/Matthew Gorry
Starmount’s Omar Aguilar wrestles against Ashe County ‘s William Miller in the 182-pound final    Elkin’s Austin Joines drives West Wilkes’ Cody Lefler onto his pack in the 220-pound final Satur-
Saturday in Sparta.                                                                               day in Sparta.




O’Donnell, Joines claim conference titles
Matthew Gorry                          County, who pinned Elijah Wil-        nents.
Sports Writer                          liams (Alleghany) in his first           Joines and Lefler battled
mgorry@heartlandpublications.com       match before being tested by El-      through a scoreless first quarter
                                       kin’s Dylan Gentry in the second      until Joines hit a takedown with
   SPARTA - Not many wrestlers         round.                                seven seconds left to take a 2-0
at Saturday’s Mountain Valley             Miller, the eighth-ranked 2A       advantage.
Conference tournament looked as        wrestler, got off to a hot start,        Lefler broke free in the final
dominating as Starmount senior         taking Aguilar down and flipping      seconds of the first to trim the
Nick O’Donnell.                        him on his back for four quick        lead to 2-1.
   O’Donnell, the fourth-ranked        points.                                  The second period proved to be
2A wrestler in the state accord-          Aguilar scored an escape before    more challenged with Lefler scor-
ing to Retro Rankings, breezed         the end of the first period to trim   ing the only point of the frame
through the 160-pound bracket to       the lead to 4-1.                      with an escape to tie the match                                                                 TRIBUNE/Matthew Gorry
capture the conference title.             The second period proved to        at 2-2.                                   Starmount’s Nick O’Donnell pins East Wilkes’ Cody Haubruch in the
   After pinning Tyler Mitchell        be struggle with Miller scoring          Joines completed his miracu-           160-pound final Saturday in Sparta.
(Forbush) and Justin Scarbor-          the only point of the frame with      lous run with a dominating third          (94) rounding out the top-five.        6-2 Devin Fussell (West Wilkes)
ough (Ashe County) to earn a           a last-second escape and a 5-1 ad-    period, scoring two takedowns                The Blackhawks captured sev-          145-Tyler Ward (Wilkes Cen-
spot in the finals, O’Donnell was      vantage.                              and holding on for a stunning 8-5         eral other accolades, including        tral) pin 1:50 Jeremy Caffey
pitted against East Wilkes’ Cody          Aguilar battled back with a        upset and conference crown.               the regular season conference          (Ashe County)
Haubruch, who upset Wilkes Cen-        takedown 34 seconds into the fi-         Joines was the only Elk to finish      title, Wrestler of the Year (JJ          152-Wesley Blevins (West Wil-
tral’s Kael Byrd 9-8 to punch his      nal period to cut the lead to 5-3     in the top-3 in the tournament,           LaPlante - 132) and Coach of the       kes) dec. 1-0 Cody Mathis (East
ticket.                                but Miller broke free and captured    but Walker Longworth and Mitch-           Year (Brian Brown).                    Wilkes)
   In the final, Haubruch scored       the 182-pound title with a 6-3 vic-   ell Abbey added fourth-place fin-             Mountain Valley Conference           160-Nick o’Donnell (Star-
a quick takedown to jump ahead         tory.                                 ishes.                                                Champions                  mount) pin :59 Cody Haubruch
2-0.                                      But the biggest surprise of the       O’Donnell and Aguilar were                106-Brandon Reynolds (West          (East Wilkes)
   But O’Donnell hit a reversal        tournament was Elkin’s Austin         joined on the podium by Ethan             Wilkes) dec. 10-1 Juan Castro            170-Hayden Sutphin (West
and took Haubruch straight to his      Joines.                               Mathis and Michael Wood, who              (Wilkes Central)                       Wilkes) dec. 5-2 Lucas Miller
back for the impressive 59-second         Joines, a three seed in the        finished third in their respective           113-Jake St. Germain (West          (Ashe County)
pin in the most dominating per-        220-pound bracket, upset second-      divisions, while Cody Leonard             Wilkes) pin 1:14 Lucas Smoot             182-William Miller (Ashe
formance of the finals.                seeded Justin Collins (North Wil-     finished fourth.                          (North Wilkes)                         County) dec. 6-3 Omar Aguilar
   The senior was joined in            kes) 3-2 in the semifinals to punch      The Elks struggled as a team,             120-Ty Franklin (Alleghany)         (Starmount)
the finals by another Ram in           his ticket in the final.              finishing in eighth place with 45         dec. 7-1 Dustin Huffman (West            195-Taylor Neester (Allegh-
182-pounder Omar Aguilar.                 Joines faced a tough challenge     points, edging last-place Forbush         Wilkes)                                any) pin 4:34 Zack Faircloth
   Aguilar, the No. 2 seed in the      in the final, pitted against fifth-   by 2.5 points.                               126-Jorge Lima (West Wilkes)        (East Wilkes)
bracket, received a first-round bye    ranked Cody Lefler (West Wil-            Starmount cracked the top-five         pin 1:36 Zach Prevette (East Wil-        220-Austin Joines (Elkin)
before blanking West Wilkes’ Joe       kes).                                 with 92 points, while West Wil-           kes)                                   dec. 8-5 Cody Lefler (West Wil-
Anderson 5-0 to book his spot in          Lefler, who finished second in     kes captured its fourth-straight             132-JJ LaPlante (West Wilkes)       kes)
the finals.                            the state tournament a year ago,      MVAC title with 200.5 points,             major dec. 18-7 Michael Elliot           285-Austin Wineberg (Ashe
   Aguilar faced off with top-         was the No. 1 seed in the bracket     withAshe County (160), Wilkes             (Ashe County)                          County) pin 1:07 Dakota Bell
seeded William Miller from Ashe        and dominated his first two oppo-     Central (99) and North Wilkes                138-Nick Kiter (Forbush) dec.       (North Wilkes)




                                                            WILKES JOURNAL-PATRIOT/Zach Colburn
Elkin’s Cory Eaton swims in the 200 freestyle.



Eaton, Singleton headline
Elks headed to states
Matthew Gorry                                    fifth-place finish (1:51.71).
Sports Writer                                       On the boys side, MVAC Swimmer of the
mgorry@heartlandpublications.com                 Year Cory Eaton headlines a group of five
                                                 Elks that qualified for states.                    Erin Barr and the Lady Rams are trying to hold off Forbush in the conference standings dur-
  HUNTERSVILLE - The Lady Elks, fresh                                                               ing the final week of the season.
                                                    Eaton is the only swimmer to advance in

                                                                                                    Hoops season hits home stretch
off their Mountain Valley Conference title,      an individual event after finishing 10th and
qualified five swimmers to the state meet at     12th in the 200 freestyle (1:56.41) and 500
regionals over the weekend.                      freestyle (5:36.01), respectively.
  Sarah Singleton advances to state in two          The senior also anchors two Elkin relay         Matthew Gorry                                   finish with identical records by virtue of
individual events - 100 backstroke (1:03.85)     teams that advanced to the state meet.             Sports Writer                                   the season-sweep of Elkin.
and 100 butterfly (1:03.26) - where she             Eaton is joined by Coley McCulloch, Da-         mgorry@heartlandpublications.com                   In other action, Starmount concludes
swam to a third- and fourth -place finish,       vid Morton and Andrew Peterson in the                                                              its regular-season slate with two games
respectively.                                    400 freestyle relay, where the Elks finished          ELKIN - The regular season enters the        this week.
  Samantha Dimmette joins Singleton as           eighth (3:47.94).                                  final stretch.                                     The Rams host East Wilkes on Senior
the only other Elk to qualify in an individ-        In the 200 freestyle relay, Eaton, Mc-             The Elks hold a half-game lead over Al-      Night Tuesday night before heading to
ual event with an 11th-place finish in the       Culloch and Morton are joined by Ashton            leghany for the top spot among 1A teams         North Wilkes Friday night.
100 breaststroke (1:18.66), with the top 12      Gant, where Elkin touched the wall ninth           in the Mountain Valley Conference with             Starmount has a strangle-hold on the
swimmers advancing.                              with a time of 1:38.20.                            one game remaining.                             third spot for 2A clubs in the conference
  Singleton and Dimmette anchor two                 Both squads finished in the top half of            Elkin travels to raucous West Wilkes to-     with an 11-3 mark and will only move up
Elkin relay teams that qualified for states      the team standings.                                night in the season-finale with Tuesday’s       if second-ranked Wilkes Central would
Saturday.                                           The girls took home a ninth-place finish        match up postponed a day due to wres-           stumble against North Wilkes or Forbush.
  In the 200 medley relay, Singleton,            out of 31 teams with 93 total points, while        tling playoff matches.                             On the girls side, the Lady Rams are
Dimmette, Kara Bridges and Payton                the boys finished 12th out of 29 teams with           The Elks sit at 7-8 in conference play,      desperately holding onto the second 2A
Nicholson powered their way to a fifth-          66 points.                                         with the Trojans on their heels at 6-8.         position with Forbush in the rear-view
place finish (2:04.36).                             The state meet will be held Friday morn-           Alleghany has two games remaining            mirror.
  The relay team of Singleton, Dim-              ing at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary.        (Tuesday vs. Forbush, Friday vs. East Wil-         The Lady Falcons knocked off Star-
mette, Nicholson and Lakan Beaver also           Qualifying heats will begin in the morning         kes) and holds the tie-breaker if the teams                                See HOOPS | 8
qualified in the 200 freestyle relay with a      with the finals slated to begin at 5 p.m.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    St. in Boonville. Two level,
area in February. A kickoff                                          Registration for Cal Rip-                                                             4 sale: State Road Area
                                and girls ages 3-12 (age as                                                 Child / Elderly Care                                                                                    completely remodeled, call
informational meeting                                             ken baseball is now open                                                              2 BR 2 & 1/2 bath house w/full                              336-345-0799
will be held Feb. 14 at         of July 31, 2011). The Run        for boys ages 9-12 (age as        Betty's Helping Hand                                basement. Utility room main
                                and Kick division price is                                          Home care specialist, LPN                           level, carport, paved drive.                                   House For Rent (RENT)
6 p.m., with workouts                                             of April 30, 2012). The cost      provides care, errands, Dr. vis-                    336-527-0766 or 244-1229.
beginning at Feb. 18 at         set at $15 for residents and      is $55 for residents and $75      its, light housekeeping/cook.                                                                                        2 BR, 1 bath house
                                $20 for non-residents, while                                        244-1634 or 336-258-2418.                           4Br 2.5Ba Home for Sale                                     in Jonesville on Arlington Ave.
8 p.m. The 10-12 week                                             for non-residents. Registra-                                                          In Historic Downtown                                        $475/mo.       HUD approved.
program concludes with          the U6-U12 divisions cost         tion opens Jan. 16 and will              Professional Services (SERV)                 Elkin 4Br 2.5Ba house                                       ALSO 1 BR apt. in Boonville,
the Hammer Run 5K on            $30 for residents and $45         close Feb. 17 at the Elkin                                                            for sale at 716 West                                        $325/mo. 468-4495 or
                                                                                                     loader work we do                                  Main Street Elkin. Old                                      902-3095.
April 21. For registration      for non-residents. Registra-      Recreation Center. For                                                                charm with functional
                                                                                                     clearing,ponds,roads,ju-                                                                                             2 BR, 1/2 Acre Lot
information and more            tion opens Jan. 16 and will       more information, please           st about anything you                              updates and over 2000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ceramic tile & hardwood
details contact Lynn            close Feb. 17 at the Elkin        contact the Recreation Cen-        need done. 244-3962                                sq. ft of finished                                          floors, very nice, Forbush
                                                                                                                                                        living space. Hardwood
Larson at (706) 224-1820        Recreation Center. For            ter at 835-9814 or at www.                                                            floors, 2 decks, gas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    area, (336)753-1099
or email at lyloudesign@        more information, please          elkinnc.org.                                         FINANCIAL
                                                                                                                                                        fireplace, den, living                                      4 Br 2.5 Ba House for



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                                                                                                     300                                    SERVICES    custom fenced in back                                       downtown historic
                                                                                                                                                        yard. $148,000.                                             Elkin. No pets. No
                                                                                                                                                        336-466-0898                                                Smoking. $950.00/mo.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    336-466-0898.
                                                                                                                  AGRICULTURE                                 Great Investment
  2A/1A Mountain Valley Boys (as of                                 Feb. 6)                                                                             3 BR, 2 bath on 2.3 acres 256                                 East Bend, 2 BR, 2 Bath
                                                                                                                                                        N. Elkin Dr., Elkin. Reduced:                               carpet, appliances, a/c, 2 car
             Feb. 6)                               Wilkes Central: 20-1; 14-0*                           Hay, Feed, Seed, Grain (AGRi)
                                                                                                                                                        $70,000,244-2231.                                           garage, no pets, $600 + de-
  Ashe County: 20-2; 14-1*                         North Wilkes: 13-8; 10-4                                  Hay 4 Sale                                                                                             posit, 1-(336)-706-0592
  Wilkes Central: 17-3; 12-2                       East Wilkes: 13-9; 10-4                          2011 cutting-no rain. 5x5                                HOUSE FOR SALE
                                                                                                    round bales $20; Call cell #                                                                                             Elkin Area
  Starmount: 14-7; 11-3                            West Wilkes: 11-11; 7-7                                                                              3 BR, in Boonville. Possible                                4 BR, 1 & 1/2 baths, all appli-
                                                                                                    209-5951.                                           owner financing. 526-3403
  Elkin: 7-15; 7-8                                 Starmount: 8-11; 7-7                                                                                                                                             ances, fireplace, finished
                                                                                                                 MERCHANDISE                                  Owner Financing                                       basement, rent with option to
  Alleghany: 7-13; 6-8                             Forbush: 9-12; 6-8                                                                                                                                               buy, $600, Call 336-469-2361.
                                                                                                                                                        Your Job is your credit. 3 BR,2
  North Wilkes: 6-14; 5-9                          Ashe County: 9-13; 5-10                               Fuel/ Oil / Coal / Wood / Gas                  bath, 1 acre, Boonville area,                                      Jonesville Area
  Forbush: 4-16; 4-10                              Elkin: 8-14; 5-10                                                                                    1800 sq ft. separate den and                                2 BR, 1 Bath, all appliances,
  West Wilkes: 3-18; 3-11                          Alleghany: 0-18; 0-14                                 Firewood For Sale                              parent retreat. Private well                                $450. Call 336-244-6140.
                                                                                                    Pickup or delivery call                             and septic. $5,000 cash down,
  East Wilkes: 3-19; 2-12                          *clinched Mountain Valley Conference             336-984-2425 or 984-8345                            $600 a month 704-746-4492                                       MANUFACTURED HOUSING
  2A/1A Mountain Valley Girls (as of             regular season championship                                                                    Pets (ANIMALS)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Rentals (MANUFACTURED)

                       Church Calendar                                                                 Quail Hill Farm Kennels                                                                                               Boonville area
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3 BR, 2 BA, 14x70, new cen-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    tral air & heat pump. stove,
                                                                                                                           • licensed boarding kennel • retriever training                                          fridge, dishwash 468-4777.
   Friday, Feb. 10                               Baptist Church, Rev. Ron Baity of Berean
                                                                                                                                   • obedience training available                                                        EAST BEND, 2 BR
   • 6 p.m. – Swaims Baptist Church Ladies       Baptist Church, Rev. Larry Stone of An-                                                                                                                            M H, private lot, Apperson
Auxiliary will be having a “Valentine Din-       chored in Jesus Baptist Church, Rev. Bill                                          Tracy Hayes • 366-2513 • 366-0491                                               Road, very clean, $450/mo +
ner.” Spaghetti, Lasagna, salad, deserts and     Watson of Little Mountain Baptist Church,                                                                                                                          deposit, 336-391-5857.
drinks will be served. The fundraiser will be    Rev. Barry Wall of Amity Hill Baptist Church        Found small dog on N.                                                                                                East Bend- 2 BR
held in the church fellowship hall. Cost will    will be the quest speakers. Special singing                                                            Free to good home,                                          mobile home on private lot.
                                                                                                     Bridge Street. Call to                                                                                         Excellent condition, no pets,
be $5 each. Bring a spouse, friend, relative     nightly. Wednesday & Thursday will be the                                                              6 month old female                                          $110 per week + deposit.
and enjoy bingo, fellowship and lots of fun.     Reggie Saddler Family. For more Informa-            identify, between the
                                                                                                                                                        puppy, 1/2 AKC                                              336-699-8723.
   Wednesday, Feb. 8                             tion Call 336-468-8610.                             hours of 8 a.m. & 4
                                                                                                                                                        Weimaraner, 1/2 CKC                                             Elkin-2 BR, 2 bath MH
   • 5 p.m. – Freedom House Church will             Sunday, Feb. 19                                  p.m. 835-3858                                                                                                  private lot, appl, Water & trash
                                                                                                                                                        Austalian Cattle Dog.                                       incl. $475/mo. $400/Dep.
host a free meal before each Wednesday              • 4:00 p.m. –The First Baptist Church of
night service. Service starts at 7 p.m. Lo-      Elkin will be having a Mardi Gras Celebra-                                                             All shots, 961-3323.                                        336-455-3082 or 835-7290
                                                                                                     (2) FOUND PUPPIES                                                                                                  Nice 2 BR, 2 Bath, C/A
cated at 501 Cedar Brook Road in Jonesville.     tion in the fellowship hall. The deadline to
Fourth church on left past Jonesville Elemen-    purchase tickets for $1 is Sunday, February         Behind Brenco, N.                                  CATS TO GOOD                                                Yadkinville area, yard work
                                                                                                     Bridge St., Elkin. Free                                                                                        included, 500/mo., call
tary School. Call 336-526-2326 for more in-      12th. You may call the church office at 835-                                                           HOMES, 835-7830                                             Johnny (336)466-0077
formatrion.                                      1998 to reserve a space or stop by the church       to good homes IF NOT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Yadkinville, 2 BR, 2 Bath
   Sunday, Feb. 12                               office to pick up tickets. This event will in-      CLAIMED. Call 336-                                 Free kittens to good                                        private lot, $500 a month + de-
   • 6 p.m. – Macedonia Baptist Church will      clude talent and “talent” presentations, des-                                                                                                                      posit, no pets, references re-
                                                                                                     366-3002.                                          home: 566-1109                                              quired, (336)699-8997
host Austin Caviness from WXII, as a guest       serts, and fellowship. Come and enjoy the
speaker at the morning service. The church       fun.                                                                                                                                                                   RESORT PROPERTY
is located at 1120 Austin Little Mtn. Road          Monnday, Feb. 27 to March 2                      FREE LABRADOR                                      FOUND CAT:
in Ronda, beside East Wilkes Middle School.         7:00 p.m. –Creation Conference will be at        PUPS to good homes:                                near Dodge City                                               Resort Property for Rent
Everyone is invited to attend. Join us in cel-   East Side Baptist Church in Mt. Airy. Free to       844-0585 or 844-0586!                              Restaurant. Call 835-                                        Pigeon Forge, TN Condo
ebrating Baptist Men’s Day/WMU Day.              the public. Call pastor John Tolliver for more                                                         1853 to claim.                                               fully furnished 2 BR, kitchen,
   Sunday, Feb. 12                               information, 336-648-1802. Chris Caudill,           FOUND IN OCTOBER:                                                                                                LR, hot tub, 336-657-3528
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      scenicvalleyproperties.com
   Deadline to purchase tickets for ONE          Evangelist.                                         Jack Russell/Beagle
DOLLAR to the First Baptist Church of El-           Submission guidelines for calendar                                                                  FOUND: male, tri-
                                                                                                     mix dog in Cool                                    colored dog, looks like
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           EMPLOYMENT
kin’s Mardi Gras Celebration.                    events:
   Wednesday, Feb. 14                                                                                Springs area. Male,                                blood hound mix in
                                                    One-time events may be submitted for                                                                                                                            Help Wanted - General (HW)
   • 5 p.m. – Freedom House Church will          placement in the calendar at least two weeks        white w/brown & black                              Pleasant Ridge Area.                                            Housekeeper Needed,
host a free meal before each Wednesday           prior to the date of the event. Information         spots, call 835-3468.                              No tags, no collar, 835-                                    1 day a week, must have own
night service. Service starts at 7 p.m. Lo-      should include date, time, place, brief de-         Free to good home if                               3878
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    transportation, References Re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    quired, call for appointment
cated at 501 Cedar Brook Road in Jonesville.     scription and contact information, if nec-          not claimed.                                                                                                   (336)469-1855
4th church on left past Jonesville Elementary    essary. Calendars are published as space
                                                                                                                                                        Free Kitten Call 336-                                        Needed CNA and Personal
School. Call 336-526-2326 for more informa-      permits and do not run in every issue of the        FREE PUPPIES: 957-                                                                                             Care Aides for Surry, Yadkin
trion.                                           paper. If your submission is not showing, it                                                           835-7830                                                        and Wilkes Counties.
   Monday, Feb. 13 -17                           is due to the chronological order of the events.    2265                                                                                                           Asst. patients with activities of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    daily living in their homes.
   • 7:30 p.m. – Marler Road Baptist Church      Events to be included are at our discretion,                                                                                                                       Must have aide experience,
will hold a Winter Jubilee Preaching each        and information is subject to editing. Send                                                                                                                        HS diploma & valid DL. Call
night with Rev Steve Dagenhart of Calvary        events to elklifestyles@elkintribune.com.                                                                                                                          336-258-2306.
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Mount Airy native named to softball Hall of Fame
Jeff Linville                    USSSA has grown from a           owner of Boyles Shoe store,
Heartland Publications           couple of thousand slow-         and Joey Snow, owner of
                                 pitch softball players to more   Joey’s Used Cars, who also
   RALEIGH — A Mount             than 3.5 million participants    sponsored teams I played on
Airy native is the newest        playing 13 primary sports.       in Mount Airy.”
member of the N.C. USSSA         The North Carolina division         Vickie was the second of
Slow-pitch Softball Hall of      opened its Hall of Fame in       four children. She has an old-
Fame.                            1996.                            er brother, Smith Hardy Jr.,
   Vickie Hardy is a 1977           “I am so blessed to receive   and younger sisters Martha
North Surry graduate who         this special honor, and it de-   Palmer and Kathryn Freed.
played in high school and        lights me to share with the         Vickie had long-time
adult softball leagues for 32    good folks of Mount Airy         friend and teammate Pam
years, traveling all over the    and Surry County since it        Bryant to introduce her at
country.                         is where my journey in soft-     the induction ceremony.
   The N.C. USSSA inducts        ball began,” said Vickie, who       “She attended Catawba
one male and one female ath-     now lives in Mocksville and      College, where she played
lete a year. At a banquet here   works at Wake Forest School      three sports: volleyball, bas-
last month, Hardy was hon-       of Medicine.                     ketball and softball,” Bryant
ored along with male player         “There are so many people     told the audience. “This was
Dale Gullie, coach Linda         who helped me along in my        several years ago, when it
“Granny” Gurley, umpires         journey besides my parents,      was unheard of for women to
Gary Farmer and Carl Hin-        Smith and Pat Hardy, and my      get full athletic scholarships,
son and sponsor Barry Bunn.      family.                          so Vickie received in the area
   The U.S. Specialty Sports        “A few of these are: Gaye     of $300 per sport per year.”
Association (USSSA) was          Martin, teacher and men-            Vickie graduated from Ca-
founded as the United States     tor; Alice Monk, teacher         tawba in 1981.
Slow-pitch Softball Asso-        and softball coach; Linda           “At the end of her college                                                                                             Submitted Photo
ciation in the spring of 1968    Crawford, coach and men-         career, she was recognized        Mount Airy native Vickie Hardy receives her N.C. softball Hall of Fame trophy from Andy Rich-
and held its first world tour-   tor; Roger Young, owner of       for achievements when she         ards, the USSSA slow-pitch state director. Hardy starred at North Surry and Catawba, then spent
nament in August of that         Young’s Discount Tire and        received the Lomax Award          decades playing in adult tournaments.
year in West Allis, Wis.         first sponsor of our All Star    for outstanding female ath-         “On the field she was a              ball just about anywhere she     We wore blue jeans, and the
   During the past 40 years,     Team; and Ronald Boyles,         lete,” noted Bryant.              great hitter who could hit the         wanted at any time she want-     name of the team was the
                                                                                                                                           ed. She could bounce a long      Toast Tuffies.”
                                                                                                                                           ball off a fence or hit behind      She played shortstop early
                                                                                                                                           the runner. She was a savvy      on, “but I decided the ball
                                                                                                                                           player who always knew           came at you much too fast
                                                                                                                                           when to try to throw a run-      in the infield and moved to
                                                                                                                                           ner out and when and where       leftfield and fell completely
                                                                                                                                           to throw to hold a runner on     in love with the game.”
                                                                                                                                           base. She constantly com-           Vickie gave many thanks
                                                                                                                                           municated with other play-       to her father.
                                                                                                                                           ers to let them know where          “My dad was instrumen-
                                                                                                                                           runners were and where the       tal in forming an all-star
                                                                                                                                           play was.                        team from the league teams
                                                                                                                                              “She was a coach on the       in 1975, and this began the
                                                                                                                                           field. She was a cheerleader     traveling team play every
                                                                                                                                           in the dugout. She was a         summer.” She continued the
                                                                                                                                           great teammate. She was a        “madness” for 32 summers
                                                                                                                                           role model.”                     until retiring in 2006.
                                                                                                                                              Bryant ran through some          “In 1983, I was asked to
                                                                                                                                           of the major awards that         play with the Lady Gators,
                                                                                                                                           Vickie received on the high      and this was my first intro-
                                                                                                                                           school and USSSA levels.         duction to USSSA and the
                                                                                                                                              High school All-American,     little ball,” she said. Having
                                                                                                                                           numerous       all-tournament    played with a softball her
                                                                                                                                           teams, eight all-state teams,    whole life, a baseball felt very
                                                                                                                                           four tournament MVP’s,           different.
                                                                                                                                           three state tournament              “I so remember my first
                                                                                                                                           MVP’s, two national all-tour-    practice,” she said. “I was
                                                                                                                                           nament teams, one world          in right-centerfield, and I
                                                                                                                                           all-tournament team and one      fielded my first ball clean,
                                                                                                                                           world best offensive player      but threw it clean over the
                                                                                                                                           award.                           shortstop’s head and into the
                                                                                                                                              Bryant recalled Vickie’s      third-base dugout.”
                                                                                                                                           last game at a USSSA world          It wouldn’t take long for
                                                                                                                                           tournament in 2004. In the       Vickie to be great with either
                                                                                                                                           bottom of the ninth with two     size of ball.
                                                                                                                                           outs and a runner on second,        “The Lady Gators went on
                                                                                                                                           Hardy came to the plate.         to win the A/B state tourna-
                                                                                                                                              She remembered her            ment that year. We played
                                                                                                                                           friend “stepping into the bat-   in Washington, N.C., and it
                                                                                                                             00486399      ter’s box, cool, calm and col-   was 107 degrees on Sunday
                                                                                                                                           lected, to hit that patented     during the finals. It was even
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                                                                                                                                              Vickie said her start in         Not satisfied with playing
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                                                                                                                                           cal youth team.                  wanted to challenge herself
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                                                                                                                                           iron-on letters and numbers.        “In 1994, I was ready for
                                                                                                                                                                            something different, and I
                                                                                                                                                                            contacted Don Lewis and
                                                                                                                                                                            asked if he needed any ball-
                                                                                                                                                                            players. … He agreed to
                                                                                                                                                                            let me join the team, and I
                                                                                                                                                                            played for White’s Service
                                                                                                                                                                            Station for the next 11 years
                                                                                                                                                                            until Don and Ray White,
                                                                                                                                                                            our sponsors, decided to re-
                                                                                                                                                                            tire.”
                                                                                                                                                                               Among her many memo-
                                                                                                                                                                            ries from a life of sports are:
                                                                                                                                                                               • The tense experience of
                                                                                                                                                                            taking a flight to Texas just
                                                                                                                                                                            10 days after the 9/11 at-
                                                                                                                                                                            tacks;
                                                                                                                                                                               • Saying the Lord’s prayer
                                                                                                                                                                            before the first game of the
                                                                                                                                                                            day;
                                                                                                                                                                               • Don Lewis and some of
                                                                                                                                                                            the players missing a flight
                                                                                                                                                                            out of Charlotte because they
                                                                                                                                                                            were eating at Cinnabon;
                                                                                                                                                                               • And cheering.
                                                                                                                                                                               “Softball may be my first
                                                                                                                                                                            love, but cheering is a close
                                                                                                                                                                            second. I loved keeping the
                                                                                                                                                                            dugout going, and I’m prob-
                                                                                                                                                                            ably the player opposing
                                                                                                                                                                            teams love to hate because
                                                                                                                                                                            I kept something constantly
                                                                                                                                                                            going.”
                                                                                                                                                                               “I believe in softball, but
                                                                                                                                                                            the best part of all my years
                                                                                                                                                                            have been the friends. I have
                                                                                                                                                                            had some of the most won-
                                                                                                                                                                            derful times of my life on the
                                                                                                                                                                            softball field, and it was be-
                                                                                                                                                                            cause of the people I grew to
                                                                                                                                                                            know and love.”




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