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 Volume 5, Number 40                                                           PDF Version –                                               Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007
                                                                                                                                                                             • Inside •
    • The Oct. 8 HS soccer match against
Hayesville has been changed to Oct. 18 at
7 p.m.
                                                  Hospital gets new general surgeon                                                                                   Wooldridge ................. 4
                                                                                                                                                                      Another View ............. 5
    On-going                                      By Skip Taylor                        here Nov. 5 in association with the    bers gave their final stamp of ap-     Candidate Forum ....... 6
    • Live music every night at 7:30 p.m. and     Highlands-Cashiers Hospital           hospital.                              proval to the deal at their regular    From Turtle Pond ....... 8
during brunch on Sunday at ...on the Veran-           General surgery will soon be           F. Augustus “Gus” Dozier,         meeting on Thursday.                   His & Hers .................. 9
dah restaurant.                                   available again at Highlands-         MD, FACS, who already has a                                                   Coaches Corner ......... 10
                                                                                                                                   While Dozier will be em-
    • Live music at Fressers in Helen’s Barn                                                                                                                          Upcoming Events ....... 29
                                                  Cashiers Hospital.                    North Carolina medical license,        ployed exclusively by the hospital
with Cy Timmons Wed-Sat 6 p.m. until.
                                                      The hospital announced this       was credentialed by a unanimous        here, he will spend every other        RE Transfers ................ 41
    • Hal Philips at the piano at Skyline Lodge
and Restaurant Fri. & Sat. at 6 p.m.              week that a board-certified Atlan-    vote of the hospital’s medical staff   week in residence here, and return     Police & Fire ............... 43
    • Step Aerobics at the Rec Park, 4-5 p.m.,    ta surgeon will open a practice       last week. Hospital board mem-                   •See HOSPITAL page 17
Mon., Wed., Thurs.. $5 per class.
    • At Health Tracks at Highlands-Cash-
iers Hospital, various exercise classes. Call     ATM kiosk                                             ‘V’ for victory!                                             Trail leads
Jeanette Fisher at 828-526-1FIT.
    Every Monday
    • Recreational Bridge 1 p.m. at the Rec       pinpoints                                                                                                          to outdoor
Park. $3 per person.
    Every Wednesday
    • “The Bible Tells Me So” at 6:15 p.m. at
the Highlands United Methodist Church. at
                                                  board’s                                                                                                            classroom
                                                                                                                                                                          When the Town Board said
6:15 and will last approximately one hour.
    Every Thursday
    • At Main Street Inn, Lisa Price piano and
                                                  frustration                                                                                                        yes to the first new segment of the
                                                                                                                                                                     Greenway Trail, it said yes to a lot
vocals in the wine bar 6-9 p.m.                        Construction of the RBC Cen-                                                                                  of things.
    • Women’s Bible Study at 9:30 am - 11:45      tura ATM kiosk has Appearance                                                                                           At the Wednesday Town
am at Community Bible Church. Beth                Commission members question-                                                                                       Board meeting, commissioners
Moore’s Believing God.                            ing the overall process of approv-                                                                                 learned that allowing a five-foot
    Every Saturday                                al for projects that go before the                                                                                 wide combination mulch/board-
    • Live music at Cyprus Restaurant in the      town’s various boards.                                                                                             walk through Old Highlands Park
Dillard Village Shopping Center at 9:30 p.m.           When the RBC Centura ATM                                                                                      property will link Highlands
    • Children’s classes ongoing at Bascom-
                                                  project went to the Appearance                                                                                     School to the greenway.
Louise Gallery – cost is $5 per student.
    Thurs.-Sunday, Oct. 4-7                       Commission last month, it tabled                                                                                        To satisfy the built-upon re-
    • Broadway Melodies 8 p.m. Thurs.             its recommendation pending                                                                                         quirement of three units per acre
through Sat. and a Sun. matinee at 2 p.m. at      more information. When it went                                                                                     at the site on Harris Lake, Bill Nel-
Highlands Playhouse. Call 526-2695                to the Zoning Board, it was ap-                                                                                    lis, who is developing the Old
    Tuesday, Oct. 2                               proved.                                                                                                            Highlands Park condominium
    • The film “A Good Year” at PAC at 7:30            “The Zoning Board knew we                                                                                     complex on Harris Lake, had to
p.m. Free but donations are accepted.             had major problems with this and                                                                                   buy a parcel of land between the
    Friday, Oct. 5                                they went ahead and approved it                                                                                    Lacy tract owned by the Land Trust
    • Bascom-Louise Gallery Collect Spirits       anyway,” said Commission Chair          JT Schandolph during the Blue Ridge game Wednesday,                        and Old Highlands Park.
Auction at The Farm. Call (828) 526-0732.                                                 Sept. 26. Highlands beat Blue Ridge 7-1. On Monday, Oct.
                                                  Rick Siegel. “It looks like another                                                                                     Hillrie Quin, with the High-
    Saturday, Oct. 6
                                                  billboard and no one told us it         1 Highlands played Swain on their home turf and won xx                     lands-Cashiers Land Trust, said if
    • 90th birthday party for Opal Lee Allsep
Hedden 3 p.m. in the Methodist Church Fel-        was going to be yellow and blue.”       to 5-0. The next three home games are Monday, Oct. 15 at                   the Town Board allowed Nellis to
lowship Hall.                                          Pat Taylor said the problem        6 p.m. against Murphy; Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 5 p.m.                        set up a conservation easement
    • Hurricane Creek Fall Fling Dance at the     is the commission never got a           against Tallulah Falls and Thursday, Oct. 18 against                       with the Land Trust across his
Instant Theatre Company at 8 p.m. call 828        three-dimensional rendering or          Hayesville at 7 p.m.                Photo by Noel Atherton                 property, a new segment of the
342-9197.                                         anything on the kiosk.                                                                                             Greenway Trail and an outdoor
    • The 2nd Annual Scaly Mountain Turkey             Though the appearance com-
Shoot at the Scaly Mtn. Volunteer Fire Station
on Hale Ridge Road 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Book signings at Cyrano’s Book Shop.
                                                  mission didn’t submit formal rec-
                                                  ommendations to the Planning or
                                                                                        Bond subject of forum                                                        classroom for the school and the
                                                                                                                                                                     community could be constructed.
                                                                                                                                                                          “We’ve talked to the principal
                                                  Zoning boards, except to say it            None of the public forums         the bond issuance and one about       at Highlands School and he is very
Noon to 2-p.m. photographer West Freeman
will autograph “The French Quarter of New         wanted information on colors,         conducted by the Macon County          the Land Transfer Tax.                excited about the concept,” said
Orleans” and from 2-4 p.m., author Karen          lighting, screening, foliage, and a   board of education or the board             The total bond issuance is for   Quin. “It’s something that could
White will autograph “Learning to Breathe.”            •See FRUSTRATION page 19         of commissioners have been well        $64 million, which will only hap-     be used by all ages and all class-
    Monday, Oct. 8                                                                      attended – but that may not be a       pen if all of the questions on the    es.”
    • The Peggy Crosby Center Golf Classic        Weekend Weather:                      bad thing.                             ballot about the bond get a “yes”          Since the ordinances dealing
hosted by the Old Edwards Inn & Spa 9 a.m.                                                   “Either people don’t care or      vote.                                 with giving land to the Greenway
at the MountainTop Golf and Lake Club in                                                they’ve already made up their               The school bond question to-     aren’t drawn up yet, and since
Cashiers. Cost is $250 per person, or $1,000                                            minds,” said Macon County Man-         taling $42.1 million would build      buying the extra property and leav-
per team. Call 526-9938, ext. 410 to sign up.                                           ager Sam Greenwood.                    two new schools, renovate and         ing it undeveloped was part of
    • Bolivian Auction and dinner at Highlands
Country Club to benefit the Bolivian Mission.
                                                                                             There will be six questions on    expand another and construct          Nellis’s original conditional use
Admission: $125.                                                                        the Nov. 6 ballot – five related to                 •See BOND page 27                       •See TRAIL page 18
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                                                  THE PLATEAU’S POSITION •
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         • FORUM •                                                             • LETTERS •                                                           • FORUM •
                                                  NOTE: Last week, prior to the publi-
Evidence shows land                          cation of “BOE says no to SIATech char-               Soldiers are the                               Macon’s
                                             ter” in the Sept. 27 edition of Highlands’
 transfer tax doesn’t                        Newspaper, we gave both SIATech and its                  best of us                             government needs
                                             East Coast representative Monica Bomen-
  negatively impact                          gen a chance to comment.
                                                                                              Dear Editor,                                   no extra funding;
                                                                                                   Perhaps Ms..Brugger should return to
                                                  Bomengen’s comment came via
 growth, housing or                          email Thursday, Sept. 27 after the paper
                                                                                              staying “away from politics”. Your treatise   JLF analyzes impact
                                                                                              on “Soldier Gods” in the Sept. 27 issue of
                                             was published.
      economic                                                                                Highlands’ Newspaper was more drivel          of land transfer tax
                                                                                              than I could tolerate in a single sitting.
    development.                                       SIATech rep                                 When did “soldiers become Gods” in               hike
                                                                                              this country? When they put down their
From the NC Association of County
                                                        responds                              plows and pens and picked up a rifle to       From the John Locke Foundation

Commissioners                                Dear Editor,                                     defend your right to spew all the negative,             acon County voters should con

        ounties across North Carolina are         Thank you for the free publicity!           politically correct swill you desire.                  sider the millions of dollars
       reeling from high Medicaid costs      Now I have the opportunity to print cor-              When did soldiers become Gods? to                 their local government has
       and increasing public school cap-     rections in all the legitimate news outlets.     a thinking person, they became not            overcollected or spent on non-essential
ital needs due to the state’s rapidly             First lesson of instituting positive sys-   Gods, but the best of us, when they           items in recent years. A new John Locke
growing population. As a result, coun-       temic change — create a sense of urgency.        understood that freedom is not free. If       Foundation Regional Brief shows Ma-
ties are turning their attention to addi-    (Harvard Business School).                       no-one cares about our life, liberty, and     con County government has $21.6 mil-
tional revenue sources to help keep up            Bomengen’s corollary — get the local        pursuit of happiness, it will be lost, to     lion available to spend on high-priority
with these demands. A Land Transfer          fishwrapper to do it for you for free.           tyranny, hegemony or worse.                   government functions.
Tax or a local sales tax are two revenue          That’s why I don’t provide comments              If I were you I might consider a              Taxpayers can read the brief before
options open to county commissions.          and press releases except to legitimate me-      situation where you are waiting in your       they consider allowing the county gov-
     The 2007 State Appropriations Act       dia.                                             burka for the soldier gods to liberate you    ernment to raise the local real estate
(H1473) provides counties with the au-            It’s really not worth going up against      from an oppressive tyranny and hope           transfer tax from 0.2 percent to 0.6 per-
thority to levy either a land transfer tax   me. I always win, eventually. Always. And        they hadn’t been loyal readers of your        cent. “Macon County commissioners
(up to 0.4 percent) or a local sales tax     what I do, I do for the neediest kids. Their     column. By the way, since you are             are asking voters to approve a 200 per-
(0.25 percent), following approval in a      lives are not throwaway.                         probably too young to remember; John          cent increase in the real estate transfer
non-binding advisory referendum.                  But keep trying if you want — it’s          Kerry and his good friend Jane Fonda          tax November 6,” said Dr. Michael San-
H1473 creates two new articles under         been very helpful to my cause.                   were meeting with our enemies in Paris        era, JLF Research Director and Local
G.S. 105 — Article 60 for the local op-           Check the competition’s upcoming            while we were at war, and he should have      Government Analyst. “The higher tax
tion land transfer tax (H1473 SECTION        editions.                                        been tried for treason, rather than merely    would apply to the sale price of all
31.17.(a)), and Article 46 for the local                            Monica Bomengen                                                         property, including new and existing
                                                                                                                  •See LETTERS page 42
option ¼ cent sales tax (H1473 SEC-                                            Highlands                                                    homes. When a home is sold for
TION 31.17.(b)).                                                                                                                            $200,000, the homeowner would pay a
     Despite the claims to the contrary
from the N.C. Association of Realtors,
                                                                 LETTERS-TO-THE EDITOR-POLICY                                               transfer tax of $1,200. If approved, the
                                                                                                                                            transfer tax is expected to increase coun-
the land transfer tax has not negatively                              We reserve the right to reject or edit                                ty revenues by about $819,000 per
impacted growth, the cost of housing or                     submissions. Views expressed are not necessarily those of                       year.”
economic development in the six coun-                    Highlands’ Newspaper. Please email letters by Monday at 5 p.m.                          This year the General Assembly
ties that have the tax. Those six counties                      There is a 500-word limit without prior approval.                           gave every county a chance to raise ei-
Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare,                                                                                                            ther the local sales tax or the real estate
Pasquotank and Perquimans have lev-                                                                                                         transfer tax. The new tax options were
ied a 1 percent Land Transfer tax since                                                                                                     part of a deal involving the state reliev-
the 1980s, using the proceeds primarily                                                                                                     ing counties of local Medicaid expenses.
for capital projects.                                                                                                                       The deal also called on counties to for-
     When is the earliest the land trans-                                                                                                   feit a half-cent of local sales tax.
fer tax will become effective if the Board           “Our Community Service - A Free Local Newspaper”                                            Counties cannot raise the taxes
of County Commissioners levies the                                                                                                          without a local referendum. Macon and
land transfer tax via resolution follow-
                                                              Member N.C. Press Association                                                 about one-third of the rest of North
ing a referendum during November.                FREE every Thursday; circulation 7,500; 100+ distribution points                           Carolina’s counties are asking taxpayers
2007.                                                   Toll Free FAX: 866-212-8913 • (828) 526-0782                                        for the right to raise their taxes, Sanera
     Jan. 1, 2008 so long as the resolu-                                                                                                    said. A JLF research team is analyzing
tion levying the tax is adopted in No-                                                                                                      the potential impact in each county.
vember 2007. The tax may become ef-                 Publisher/Editor – Kim Lewicki            Cartoonist – Karen Hawk                       Working with Sanera are Joseph Coletti,
fective only on the first day in a calen-                 Reporter – Sally Hanson             Circulation & Digital Media                   JLF Fiscal Policy Analyst; Terry Stoops,
dar month in the resolution levying the               Copy Editor– Tom Merchant               Jim Lewicki                                   JLF Education Policy Analyst: and Justin
tax which may not be earlier than the                                                                                                       Coates, JLF Research Intern.
first day of the second succeeding calen-                   Adobe PDF version at                                           “Even though Macon and other
dar month after the resolution is                         265 Oak St.; P.O. Box 2703, Highlands, N.C. , 28741                               counties were forced to give up some
adopted.                                                                                                                                    revenue as part of the Medicaid deal,
                                              All Rights Reserved. No articles, photos, illustrations, advertisements or design
     The Land Transfer Tax is considered                                                                                                    they benefit from another part of the
                                                       elements may be used without permission from the publisher.
                   •See NCACC page 24                                                                                                                                •See JLF page 24
                                                                                                     Highlands’ Newspaper - Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007 - Page 3

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win on Saturday, Sept. 22 in his crate late model car in Toccoa, GA. He also took home a
trophy for winning 2nd half points championship. He has had a great season and will
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championship. Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 23-24, Fastrak will team with Toccoa Mo-
tor Speedway for a two-night show.
     This year he has raced at Travelers Rest Speedway in Travelers Rest, S.C., Hartwell
Speedway in Hartwell, GA, Sugar Creek Speedway in Blue Ridge, GA., Toccoa Motors
Speedway in Toccoa, GA and East Alabama Speedway in Phenix City, AL.
     He would like to thank B&S Haulers, Bryson Grading and Trucking and all his friends
and family for supporting him throughout the year. This was a great way to end the
season with a win and points championship.

  Opal Hedden
    turns 90
 Opal Lee Allsep Hedden, wife
            of the late Wilbur R.
   Hedden,Jr., turned 90 years
                    old on Oct.4.
      All friends and family are
invited to join in a celebration
    with her on Sat.,Oct.6 at 3
 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of
          the Highlands United
    Methodist Church on Main

    – From the children of Opal
           and Wilbur Hedden                               Opal Hedden
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                                                                                 • LAUGHINGAT LIFE •
                                                          Weasels and other assorted pond scum

                                                                   o, no, no, this is                                         that my fellow narc offic-
                                                                   not about our U.S.                                         ers also hated informants.
                                                                   Congressmen, it’s                                          In the more naïve world of
                                                         about people even worse                                              everyday living, one might
                                                         than them.                                                           think highly of a person
                                                              Of all the assign-                                              who dedicates his life to
                                                         ments I had while I was a                                            turning in drug dealers,
                                                         police officer, the one                                              but don’t get witnesses
                                                         thing they never made me                                             and informants mixed up.
                                                         do was work the “rat                                                 Witnesses are everyday cit-
                                                         squad.” Yes, I got to do all                                         izens who happen across
                                                                                             Fred Wooldridge
                                                         the rest and I consider                                              a crime and tell the police.
                                                         myself fortunate to be                       •                       Informants, who are drug
                                                         alive and retired. Just ask              Feedback                    dealers themselves, have
                                                         the li’l missus who knows             is encouraged!                 sinister motives, like elim-
                                                         much more than she                         email:                    inating competition, mak-
                                                         should.               ing money or getting light
                                                              In case you’re not fa-                                          sentences.
                                                         miliar with cop lingo, the “rat squad”              Here’s how it works in the world of
                                                         consists of police officers assigned to weasels and pond scum. A drug dealer
                                                         catch crooked cops. It’s not that I was pro gets busted and agrees to turn in three of
                                                         bad cop, I wasn’t. I just found it distaste- his buddies for a lighter sentence. Of the
                                                         ful to arrest a policeman, especially the three guys he’s turning in, two of them
                                                         ones with little kids. I would have done are already your informants turning in
                                                         anything to avoid doing that. Since my other pond scum buddies for money. Af-
                                                         leaders knew my feelings, I happily avoid- ter they get busted, they must now work
                                                         ed the assignment. Fortunately, I made it for free or face heavier sentences. You
                                                         through my entire career without bust- need a scorecard to keep up. I showered
                                                         ing a cop. In fact, I served 28 years with- often.
                                                         out even giving an officer a traffic ticket.        Also, an informant will sell dope to
                                                         I did put several in taxis and kept their a buyer, then rush to the cops and turn
                                                         car keys overnight but that’s another sto- him in for money. This way he gets mon-
                                                         ry. I know some will disagree with that ey from both ends, the cops and the buy-
                                                         conduct, but I am proud of what I was.         ers. But if the buyer is an undercover narc,
                                                              Part of the reason for this attitude is things get messy and not only does he
                                                         my total disrespect for informants which have to give the money back but now has
                                                         I refer to as pond scum. I developed this to work for free. (A little circus music,
                                                         hatred for informants while attending please!) Occasionally someone actually
                                                         Catholic school. (Sure, blame the Catho- goes to jail, but in most cases “Get out of
                                                         lics.) If you have read my book then you jail” cards are issued to get the bigger deal-
                                                         know how scary life was for an out of ers.
                                                         control kid like me back in the day. The            This all may sound meaningless but
                                                         informants were always the girls who took it isn’t. I once bought a nickel bag (A $5
                                                         great pleasure in ratting me out. This, of “hit” back in the seventies.) of heroin and
                                                         course, was followed by torture, which the 30 non-stop hours later, through the use
                                                         sisters called discipline. The girls were the of “rolling over” informants, confiscated
                                                         worse kind of pond scum because they 12 million dollars in heroin and put six
                                                         didn’t do it for money but for the sheer big time dealers in the slammer, making
                                                         pleasure of seeing me hang by my thumbs it all worthwhile.
                                                         from the coat rack.                                 This all brings me back to pond scum
                                                              By the time I joined the police de- Carol Meeks who must be working for a
                                                         partment I found that girls had more plea- drug cartel somewhere. She’s the butt ugly
                                                         surable attributes than just finking out ev- babe who ratted me out in the 5th grade
                                                         eryone. I dropped my shields….a little. for throwing a snowball in the classroom,
                                                         Then, as fate would have it, I was assigned hitting Julie Cochran right between the
                                                         to the narcotics unit where I spent the eyes. I just know the sisters paid her for
                                                         next 10 years of my life, four of them un- that information.
                                                         dercover, working with pond scum. The
                                                         lifeblood of any narcotics unit is its net-         Going home? Read Fred’s column all
                                                         work of informants. This dug up old year at:
                                                         wounds.                                             h t t p : / / w w w. h i g h l a n d s i n fo . c o m /
                                                              I wasn’t there very long before I found newspaperdownload.htm
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           hen Lizzie told                                     in hopes a sharp increase         open Tues. - Sat.                                         Waterfalls, Tennis Courts,
           me, I said,                                         in price will follow a             5:30 p.m. until                                            Wedding Deck, A.C.,
           “You’ve got to be                                   precipitous fall in supply.                                                                          Jacuzzis
joking,” but of course I                                       Maybe the ban will
knew she wasn’t. I’ve lived                                    motivate the residents,
in America for 66 years
and I’ve become
                                                               get their long dormant
                                                               juices flowing again. That
                                                                                                The Chambers Agency, REALTORS
accustomed to the absurd.                                      would make for a good                                             Want a Highlands home of your own?
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                                  Dr. Henry Salzarulo          after, the doughnuts will
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                                            •                  still be banned.
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the home’s residents. I                encouraged.             a victim of terminal lung
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said a nursing home, not                                       cancer to stop smoking is
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a nursery. The suggestion                                      a fool. Perhaps the
                                                               patient who complies has                                                   with our secure server.
that it is never too late to
learn good nutritional habits has never       something to prove, a final battle to                                     FOR SALE – You can read important facts and informa-
been taken so literally.                      win, a vicious enemy to vanquish. More                                     tion on our listings – contact us and we can send you
     I can’t think of a good reason to        likely, he is a greater fool than his
                                                                                                                       info on ANY listing. Call 526-3717 • 401 N. Fifth Street
deprive seniors of what must be one of        doctor. Nobody lives forever. Few
                                                                                             People are reading...that means they’re seeing
their few pleasures. I’ve been in nursing     would want to, even if they could. One
homes. My Mom spent the last few              of life’s great gifts is ready acceptance of
years of her life in one that was run by
the Society of Friends (Quakers), and
                                              death. I have met so many old people
                                              who are bored and exhausted, who                          the ads. Call 526-0782
was said to be as good or better than         have outlived spouses, friends, and
any. Mom had few pleasures. She loved         family, who look forward to life’s final
to shop and the home had a small              chapter. I’m not talking about
trading post which sold few items             depression, but rather about
except lap throws. So Mom bought lap          completion.
throws. She kept several in her room,              Why would a nursing home
gave them as gifts, and I suspect threw       administrator ban free doughnuts?
some away, just to create an excuse to        Surely not to encourage people like me
buy more. Mom would have loved                to ridicule his devotion to duty. Maybe
a Krispy Kreme counter at Friends             he is trying to divert the free goodies to
Center. I know the euphemisms,                the local police force. Law enforcement
assisted living and retirement centers.       fondness for doughnuts is not
The sad fact is that for the most part we     apocryphal. I’m confident that the
are talking about human warehouses,           inhabitants of the home would
for aging people with only death to           willingly share, if only an officer
look forward to for release.                  would stay and visit for a few minutes
     What is the administrator of             while he ate.
Mahopac thinking? Maybe he should                  Residents correctly protested
ban shuffle board because his few             that dietary decisions belong to them,
ambulatory residents might fall and           not to the administrator. A woman
break their hips during a spirited game.      commented that she was 86, not eight.
Come to think of it, a canasta game           The basic question is not about the
might damage a senior’s eyes unless the       elderly ruining their health with
lighting is perfect. Better to ban the        doughnuts, but about treating the
game. I’m sure that the ban’s author
had his heart in the right place. It’s
                                              elderly like children who are not to be
                                              trusted to make their own decisions.
                                                                                                         Wild women don’t get the blues.
where he had his head that concerns           Adult children forget that treating an                            We don’t either!
me.                                           aging parent in this manner threatens
     A resident of the home, and former       his independence and erodes his                                   Visit the 4 shops of

union official, did what union men do.        dignity. A nursing home administrator
He printed some sandwich boards and           is paid to run the facility, not its
organized a sidewalk demonstration.           inhabitants.
Good for him. Maybe a retired stock
broker will buy the remaining pastries
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Candidates answer question 2 in six-week lineup
    This is question two of six ques-                                                          lands area get very little from the county        plans to resolve. However, we do not have
tions asked of the six candidates run-                                                         relative to the taxes they take from us.          to roll over and accept what the county of-
ning for three seats on the Town of                                                                 Now, are we ready to sit down and talk       fers. But, Macon County officials should not
Highlands Board. Answers to ques-                                                              nice with the people that run Macon Coun-         be seen as our adversaries. Let’s talk, cajole
tions will appear in each issue through                                                        ty government? Well, we should be and it          and negotiate. Let’s apply whatever pressure
Nov. 1.                                                                                        is necessary that we do so. We may consid-        we can to get the best deal with the county
    Question #2: Do you feel relations                                                         er some to be rascals (or worse). But, like it    for each issue. Publicity in all local papers
between the town government and                                                                or not, those rascals are our rascals. The ten-   is quite useful. It seemed to make a differ-
county governments need mending                                                                sions and perceptions of unfair treatment         ence during the recent property revaluation
and if so, how would you start?                                                                between a ‘small’ town that is not the coun-      and possibly influenced the acquiescence
                                                                                               ty seat and the county are not unusual. We        to the ‘tax revenue neutral’ demand. Also, I
     • Brannan – We in Highlands have                                                          need and depend on each other. It is in the       suspect they would like to have voters in
had and continue to have problems in our                                                       interest of all of us to work through our         the Highlands district look favorably on all
relationship with Macon County govern-                                                         differences to find the best solutions for the    those bond referendums (back door tax
ment. Past and current issues include: Ap-                                                     town and the county. The town of High-            increase?).
parent abuse (of us and their elected offic-                                                   lands has about 880 registered voters. The              As with any negotiation, the first thing
es) when the county sued our town con-                                                         estimated population of Macon County is           we in Highlands should do is to figure out
cerning ETJ; Past due money owed to High-                                                      34,500. From the county government’s              exactly what is best for Highlands for each
lands relative to the infamous “Memo of                                                        viewpoint, 880 people out of 34,500, pos-         issue. Then we will know what to work to-
Understanding;” Fairness in property reval-                                                    sibly appears to be a relatively small num-       wards and whether we are on track to
uation and the fight to make the process                                                       ber and our needs and wants may not rate          achieve it. The negotiations process could
‘revenue neutral’, the questionable appoint-                 Larry Brannan                     very high priorities - even though the High-      be made a little easier if we start with the
ment of a particular person to a position      orities for almost everything; the necessity,   lands district probably provides a dispro-        points of agreement we currently share with
interfacing with Highlands town govern-        accuracy and detailed intent of the pro-        portionately high amount of the tax income        the county. Then we can work, one by one,
ment; the takeover of our recreation facili-   posed bond referendums; and most impor-         for the county.                                   on each item where viewpoints and priori-
ties; the seemingly large difference in pri-   tantly, the perception that we in the High-          Certainly we have some issues and                              •See CANDIDATES page 7

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... CANDIDATES                                   ly meeting of their board and requested that         • Dotson – Yes, I do think the          common ground to be found and the best
continued from page 6                            we try to meet twice a year if possible. That   relationship between the Town and the        way to get that started is to have open and
                                                 meeting has been rescheduled to happen          County is strained. But I also believe the   ongoing dialogue and a representative at
ties diverge. It seems that we have little       this week with a limited agenda set by the      Town of Highlands and Macon County           county commission meetings. To achieve
choice but to make the relationship work         county for discussion. I’m hopeful and          can indeed work toward the best interests    a better relationship, an effort by all
the best that we can. Perhaps, after the next    optimistic that progress can be made.           of each other. There should be plenty of     parties needs to be made.
election of county officials, the relationship
                                                                                                                                                   • Drake – Yes, I believe there are prob-
could improve.
                                                                                                                                              lems between the Town government and
                                                                                                                                              the County government.
                                                                                                                                                   What I see and hear from other citi-
                                                                                                                                              zens of Highlands is that the Town Board
                                                                                                                                              only shows interest in what the county gov-
                                                                                                                                              ernment is doing when it directly affects the
                                                                                                                                              town of Highlands. I believe anything the
                                                                                                                                              county government does affects our town.
                                                                                                                                                   There’s an old saying “Out of sight out
                                                                                                                                              of mind.” In other words, someone from
                                                                                                                                              Highlands’s town government needs to be
                                                                                                                                              visible at all county board meetings and
                                                                                                                                              call a joint meeting when a decision might
                                                                                                                                              be made that would take money out of the
                                                                                                                                              pockets of the people of Highlands and
                                                                                                                                              send it down the mountain never to return.
                                                                                                                                                   If I am elected to the Town Board, I
                                                                                                                                              will ask the Mayor to promote the idea that
                                                                                                                                              someone from Highlands government at-
                                                                                                                                              tend each and every county board meet-
                                                                                                                                              ing. This should be the mayor, commission-
                                                           John “Buz” Dotson                                    Gary Drake                    er, or even the town administrator.
                                                                                                                                                               •See CANDIDATES page 13

               Dennis DeWolf
     • DeWolf – Unfortunately, our town
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with the county government which is not
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to manage growth which to me is a posi-
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meeting with the county board several
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                                                                          ral. I thought I’d respond             Katie Brugger            anything outside the laws
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  • Kitchen and Pantry Items                                              discussing the origins of humankind with exactly when did this switch from natural
                                                                          a liberal Christian, and as we delved into      to unnatural occur? Were we natural
                                                                          her beliefs it became clear that she be-        when we lived as hunter-gatherers? Was it
                                                                          lieved simultaneously in evolution and          the invention of agriculture and the re-
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                                                 526-9805 or 342-0583     through billions of years; that humans          technology that makes us unnatural? So
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                                                                          the same time she believed that God had or learning to forge bronze, or inventing
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      Paula & Barry Jones                                                 stretched out a metaphorical hand and           ral world makes it clear that the line never
                                                                          touched an “Adam” at some pivotal point existed in the first place—it is an imagi-
                                                                          in human development, and that touch            nary boundary created by us.
                                                                          was what made us human.                              One night I was contemplating one
                                                                                So we tried to find when this auspi-      of the horrific battles of the Civil War,
                                                                          cious moment might have taken place.            wondering how soldiers kept charging
                                                                          Was it when humankind started walking           even though they knew it was suicide,
                                                                          on two legs? That seemed silly. How             and it occurred to me that we humans
                                                                          about when we developed language? But           have an inordinately high opinion of our
                                                                          lots of animals communicate. Perhaps it         level of consciousness. This is what I
                                                                          was when we invented toolmaking? No,            wrote that night:
                                                                          that’s not uniquely human either.                    We consistently overestimate our level
                                                                                The more we looked the more ridicu- of consciousness.
                                                                          lous the whole proposition became.                   We consistently underestimate our lev-
                                                                          There was no moment at which humans             el of unconsciousness.
                                                                          were set apart by God. Of course my                  Somebody said, “The search for the
                                                                          friend’s thinking was based on the belief       missing link between the animal king-
                                                                          that humans had been separated from             dom and humankind has been going on
                                                                          nature by God because we were special           for a long time, but we have now found
                                                                          and meant for a higher purpose.                 it. The missing link between animals and
                                                                                Many people think of humans as            the truly humane being is us.”
                                                                          separate from nature not because we are              The way the world looks, right now
                                                                          special but because we are wicked and           in 2007, is how evolving hairless apes
                                                                          bad. We are unnatural and do unnatural          barely out of the trees act in the early
                                                                          things.                                         phases of the development of the mind.
                                                                                What does “nature” mean? My Web- We are acting completely naturally in ev-
                                                                          ster’s Universal Dictionary gives lots of       erything we do, from the symphonies of
                                                                          definitions for the word. The first few de- Beethoven to dropping atomic bombs.
                                                                          fine nature as “the material world, esp.             In my original article I said that my
                                                                          as…existing independently of human ac- argument against calling humans “unnat-
                                                                          tivities.” But the definitions go on to in-     ural” was philosophical. More accurately
                                                                          clude these: “the universe, with all its phe- it might be called theological, because it
                                                                          nomena” and “the sum total of the forces is based on my beliefs about what the
                                                                          at work throughout the universe.”               universe is.
                                                                                This larger, deeper meaning of the             I think there is nothing but God. The
                                                                          word “nature” is what I am referring to.        universe is an aspect of the totality of
                                                                          How could human beings be separate              God. [Google panentheism].
                                                                          from this? We are part of the universe are           Everything we see is God manifested
                                                                          we not? We are subject to the laws and                              •See BRUGGER page 12
                                                                                                                         Highlands’ Newspaper - Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007 - Page 9

                                                  • HIS & HERS •
                              Like Water for Just about Anything

      ome of you may remember Like                                                           had as they bounced around in covered
      Water for Chocolate, the best-selling
      Mexican novel, and the movie made
                                                                                             wagons, trying to refrain themselves from
                                                                                             swatting their children with a frying pan
                                                                                                                                           There’s always a place for
of it. It was written by Laura Esquival,                                                     at each “Are we there yet?”                            you at...
                                                                                                                                            Mirror Lake
who spun a romantic, mystical tale about                                                          Fortunately, we have water once
a young woman who discovered that her                                                        more. Keep your fingers crossed.
cooking has magical effects.                                                                 Hopefully, next summer, you won’t see
     Up here on our mountain, I, too, am
discovering magical effects — of water, or
rather the lack of it. Last year, our spring
                                                                                             me at the post office with a sign which
                                                                                             reads “Will work for water.” But if you do,
                                                                                             don’t worry. I bring my own shampoo.
                                                                                                                                               215 S. 4th Street “on the Hill”
went dry, and John swore it was a fluke.                                                                                                    P.O. Box 702, Highlands, NC 28741
So, this summer, I watched the health of                                                          • About the Author: Michelle A.                        526-2080
our spring with avid curiosity. “Bet you                                                     Mead is a writer and translator who grew
$10 it runs dry,” I said, with a touch of          Michelle Mead & John Armor                up in Waynesboro, Virginia, before            People are reading and when
my old New York City skepticism. “Lady,                                                      wasting her youth and good looks in
you’ve got yourself a deal,” he replied.
                                                                Baltimore, Sydney, Paris, and New York.             they’re reading,
Yes, dear readers. I got my 10 bucks.                                                        Michelle is a member of the Highlands           they’re seeing the ads!
     First, the pump went wonky. Drew,
our own personal Knight in Shining
                                               with a lady clad in a bathrobe, toting her
                                               bath implements. I blurted out my
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                                                                                             and short showers.
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we held our collective breaths. By mid-        silence, then said “Une minute,” and

                                                                                                                      • ART GALLERIES •
summer, we were doing laundry in               closed the door. I stood there, confused.
Dillard, at the Piggly Wiggly strip mall. I    Shortly after, the door opened, and she
practiced my minimal Spanish with the          welcomed me into her apartment,
laborers who shared the machines.              showing me to the bathroom. In the brief
Showers were at John’s aunt’s house,           time I’d waited on her doorstep, she had
blessed with a genuine well. I ran the
dishwasher every two–three days. You
                                               put classical music on the stereo, and
                                               filled the bathroom with lit candles. I had    Bryant Art Glass
don’t want to know how often we flushed        one of the most elegant baths in my life,
the toilets. It was Green Acres meets Little   compliments of a neighbor I barely knew.
House on the Prairie, with a bit of Animal     People would love to think that this event
House thrown in for good measure.              caused the ice to break between us. Mais
     Now don’t think I’m one of those          non. We continued to greet each other                                                            Fun & Functional Arts & Crafts
spoiled city girls, who has never had to       with a nod of the head, and “Bonjour,
deal with such events. In Paris, we went       Madame.”                                                                                                            Open Mon-Sat
two weeks without water. Our downstairs             Of course, John and I had water                                                                             9:00 am - 5:30 pm
neighbor, Madame Suspène, had sprung           problems before, 35 years ago, when we                                                                             Sun. 1-4 p.m.
a leak, or rather her plumbing had. We         were building our houseboat in
learned a secret of French plumbing —          Baltimore harbor. We had no water for                Open Monday-Saturday
that most people don’t go to a licensed        days, followed by cold water only for two                                                                         828.526.3900
plumber, which meant that on every             weeks. Ever showered in cold water? Trust               10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
floor, in every apartment, the majority of     me. It wakes you up more than you ever                  Open Sundays in                                           1990 Dillard Road
                                                                                                                                                                 (Hwy 106)
the plumbing was jerry-rigged, and             want to be woken up. And don’t believe               September and October                                        Highlands, NC
nothing was standard or regulation. Any        those people who tell you that showering
plumbing disaster involving several            in cold water stops you from thinking
                                                                                                        noon to 5 p.m.
different floors meant coping with an          about sex. It just means that when you
infinite variety of mismatched pipes and       think about it, it makes you really, really
sockets. Fortunately, only the center          cranky.
                                                                                                                                            Mill Creek Gallery &
apartments were affected. Unfortunately,            Flash forward to my 12 years in                                                               Framing
we had a center apartment.                     Midtown Manhattan, when we regularly                                                         Located in Highlands Village
     We managed as best we could, but          had the water shut off for repairs, usually                                                   Square • Oak Street at 5th
one day I was desperate for a long, hot        during the day, but sometimes for longer.                                                        (behind Wolfgang’s)
bath. “I’m going to try to bum a bath          A road repair crew cut through the phone
from one of the neighbors!” I said with        lines once, leaving us with no telephone                                                    Custom Picture Framing
forced jocularity. “But you can’t!” replied    service for 10 days. And who can forget                                                      (including laminating service)
my reserved British husband. “Watch            the August 15th blackout which gave me                                   Mon-Sat 10-5
me!” I retorted. I grabbed my towel,           several more great stories AND an “I                                       Sun 1-5
shampoo, and a bar of soap, and set off        survived the August 15th blackout” T-
down the stairs. I knocked at the door of      shirt? You know you’re a New Yorker                 381 Main Street • 526-0667
a neighbor, whom I had only seen briefly       when you get the event plus the T-shirt
in the staircase. We were on “Bonjour,         for bragging rights.
Madame,” and polite nodding terms only.             Through all of these minor
So, you can imagine how surprised my           contretemps, I have tried to cope with the                                                  Art and crafts by local artisans
                                                                                                                                                   noon to 5 Mon. thru Sat.
neighbor was to find herself face-to-face      spirit which I assume pioneer women
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                                                                                                 • COACH’S CORNER •
                  Now Open for
                 our 21st Season!                                                              Welcome to my fantasy
                  Featuring our
                 same great lines
                                                                                 have come to a terrible                                  score a touchdown when
                                                                                realization, a sudden                                     you have Torry Holt, Ike
                                                                                epiphany about my life                                    Bruce and Drew Bennett at
                      Come see                                              that I never thought
                                                                            possible. It was never
                                                                                                                                          WR? I flipped away from
                                                                                                                                          the Dallas-St. Louis game
                       our Fun                                              meant to be this way, and I
                                                                            never expected such a
                                                                                                                                          with the knowledge that
                       Line of
                                                                                                                                          not only do I have to
                                                                            change to occur in my life                                    brutally injure Marc Bulger
                      Sweaters                                              so quickly…so suddenly. I
                                                                            must say that I was simply
                                                                                                                                          in his sleep, but I also am
                                                                                                                                          now convinced that Wade
                         and                                                not prepared, and now my                                      Phillips hates me. After all,
                                                                            wife is in shock, because
                        Coats                                                                                      Ryan Potts             what moron would not run
                                                                            she never expected this of      Marion Barber when he is
                                                                            me…although she had to                                        averaging over 4 yards a
     Hard Tail • Junk Food                                                  have seen it coming at                                        carry and instead run Julius
  Citzens of Humanity • Split                                               some point.                                    Jones, who can’t break tackles and is
      Necessary Objects                                                          I came to acknowledge this change         slower than Phil Fulmer going through
                                                                            on Sunday, when what was supposed to a buffet line?
           Project E                                                        be a lazy day relaxing at home (the                  My transformation into fantasy
  Free People • True Religion                                               Saints had a bye week, so there would          dork was complete around mid-
      Michael Star Tees                                                     be no need for “medicine” at the Potts’        afternoon, as I watched the Carolina
                                             Children’s Apparel             household) turned into a frantic quest
                                                                            for knowledge, knowledge that, once
                                                                                                                           Panthers refuse to throw the ball to

                                                 and shoes
                                                                                                                           Steve Smith (only the best WR in
         355 Main Street
                                                                            acquired, would then set me to                 football), and then when they did
                                                 Sizes 0-16
                                                                            contemplating, adding, figuring and            throw it to him he dropped a TD pass.
      in The Galax Theatre                                                  then hoping. It was then that I (with                As my wife looked on, I began to
                                          In the middle of Main• 526-5799   the help of my lovely wife, who puts up rant and rave and continue to blurt out
                                                                            with me for reasons thus unknown)              inappropriate rhetorical questions like
                                                                            discovered my horrific                         “Do you think the police could find out
                                                                            transformation…I am now a fantasy              if I hired a plane to fly over David
   Bear Mountain Outfitters                                                 football dork.
                                                                                 It all started innocently enough, as
                                                                                                                           Carr’s house with a banner telling him
                                                                                                                           to throw the @#$*(@* ball to Steve
                                                                            one of my colleagues invited me to join Smith?” and “How long before John
               “We Outfit You For Life!”                                    a free fantasy football league with a          Fox ends up sucking the life out of a
     Mon-Thurs – 10-5
                                                              Men’s,        couple of other folks. I was cautious at       college football program just like Dave
      Fri & Sat – 10-6                                      Women’s, &      first, never having played before, but I       Wannstadt?” And the sad part about
                                                                            figured that it would be a fun thing to        this whole thing is -- I am not a fan of
         Sun – 11-5                                          Children’s     help me get adjusted in a new                  any of these teams, and yet I am rooting
                                                             Outdoor        community.                                     for them to succeed!
                                                             Apparel,            The first two weeks of the season I             I’m starting Steve Smith next week
                                                              Casual        got absolutely lambasted by my                 for the simple fact that he is playing
                                                                            opponents -- it was extremely
                                                          Clothing, Shoes   embarrassing, and my competitive side
                                                                                                                           against the Saints defense -- you know,
                                                                                                                           the one that is so Charmin soft that our
                                                            Boots, Hats,    began to slowly take over. I then found        secondary needs to invite Smith over to
                                                           Socks, Back-     myself staring ever so frighteningly at        dinner on Saturday before the game so
                                                           packs, Purses    the edge of fantasy football hysteria,         that they can actually see what Smith’s
                                                           & Outerwear      pondering whether or not it was worth          face looks like instead of the back of his
                                                                            it to jump in or remain helpless on the        jersey that they will be watching run to
                                                                            outside as my colleagues mocked my             the painted area on the field (otherwise
                                                                            performance (or lack thereof) on               known as the “end zone,” something
                                                                            Sundays. It was then that the                  that as a Saints fan I have little
                                                                            competitive beast took over as I               knowledge of).
                                                                            overhauled my entire defense and then                And thus ends my tragic story. One
                                                                            made the necessary decisions at wide           comprised of metamorphosis,
                                                                            receiver and quarterback. It was then          determination and humiliation -- as I
                                                                            that I sat back in gleeful anticipation of     have now joined the legions of fantasy
                                                                            a Sunday in which I would finally have         dorks that I once mocked with delight.
                                                                            some sweet, sweet success.                     I’m not sure that I will ever be the same
                                                                                 Of course, success would have to          after this season, but I can guarantee
                                                                            wait, as I spent Sunday watching in            you that I will be feeling a lot better
                                                                            horror as Marc Bulger looked like a            next Monday if I can just squeeze a
                                                                            complete and utter disaster against the        couple of TD’s out of Marc (expletive
                                                                            Dallas defense. How is it possible not to deleted) Bulger.
                    Corner of 3rd & Main • 526-5784
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                  • CONSERVATIVE POV •
     Are YOU ready for Hillarycare 2.0?

    have been reluctant to                                    congressional protocol, being
   take on the health care                                    heavy-handed, using coercive
   crisis. I couldn’t get my                                  tactics and otherwise being
arms around the subject and                                   obtuse. She says she’s learned      • Full line of quality beads and
I didn’t know why. The issue                                  from her past mistakes.                      beading supplies
seemed to have an abstract                                         Well, we should all have    • The area’s only “Paint-Your-Own”
nature and my straight-line                                   learned from her past                         Pottery studio
mind doesn’t do well in that                                  mistakes. Rather than me               • Fun and whimsical gifts
environment. Finally it hit                                   trying to understand and           • Book your beading and pottery
me: we don’t have a health             Don Swanson            explain her new initiative,                    parties now!
care crisis. Who do you know             Feedback is          American Health Choices                         526-8123
that doesn’t have access to          encouraged. Email Plan, let Fox News’ website
health care? For Pete’s sake,                                 do the research: “Clinton’s
there is a Federal law that plan builds on the existing            On Main St, between Buck’s and
prohibits denying health care                                 employer-based system of                Highlands Fine Art
because of the inability to pay.               coverage. People who receive insurance
     Let me quote the opening of a long        through the workplace could continue to
statement Hillary issued on Sept. 18: “I       do so; businesses in turn would be
want to start by telling you about Judy        required to offer insurance to employees,
Rose, who I met last month in Dubuque          or contribute to a government-run pool
along with her husband John. Back in           that would help pay for those not
2001, John lost his job of 30 years when       covered. Clinton would also offer a tax
the plant where he worked closed with          subsidy to small businesses to help them
just one day’s notice. And so, Judy and        afford the cost of providing coverage to
John lost not only John’s job, they lost       their workers.
their health insurance. A couple of                  For individuals and families who are
months later, Judy was diagnosed with          not covered by employers or whose
breast cancer.                                 employer-based coverage is inadequate,
     Thankfully a special government           Clinton would offer expanded versions
program started during my husband’s                  of two existing government                                                         • Gift Cards
administration took care of her treatment programs: Medicare, and the health                                                            • Accessories
and she recovered. But then, in 2003,          insurance plan offered to federal                                                        • Gourmet Kitchenware
John had a heart attack. He spent hours        employees. Consumers could choose                                                        • Dinner Settings
in surgery and was in the intensive care       between either government-run program,
unit. Fortunately, he survived, but when       but aides stress that no new federal                  828-526-3901                           Open Mon – Saturday • 10am to 5pm
the bills came, their luck ran out. The        bureaucracy would be created under the
costs of John’s care were so high, they had Clinton plan.”                                          1-800-526-3902                     450 Main Street Highlands, NC 828-526-5226
to sell the home they lived in for 30                Well then, who is going to ride herd
years.”                                        on the various elements of her plan?
     Let’s analyze Hillary’s story. Judy got
breast cancer, was treated and recovered.
                                               Hillary is a Socialist, and everything she
                                               does works to make the United States a
                                                                                                Cute little house on two                  “Heart of the
     John had a heart attack, was operated socialist nation. A Giuliani spokesperson
on and survived, evidently sufficiently to     said “Clinton’s latest health scheme
                                                                                               lots in Mirror Lake area                   High Country”
meet Hillary four years later. Sounds like     includes more government mandates,
a happy outcome to me. So where is the         expensive federal subsidies and more big
Health Care crisis? Two serious needs met bureaucracy – in short, a prescription for                                                          Highlands’ Own
by the best healthcare system on Earth.        an increase in wait times, a decrease in                                                    TV Show...on Northland
This was not a health care matter, it was a patient care and tax hikes to pay for it                                                         Cable Channel 14.
financial matter.                              all.”
     We are constantly being bombarded               “Hillary care continues to be bad
by dishonest information regarding the         medicine,” said Republican Mitt Romney,
health care issue, just as most of the         who introduced universal health care
politically driven blather is these days. We while Governor of Massachusetts. “It’s
are constantly told that it’s just not right   government in Washington as opposed to
that 47 million Americans are without
health care. Well, bull. They aren’t
                                               states. It’s government plans as opposed
                                               to private plans. It’s raising taxes as
                                                                                                 For Sale By Owner                                It’s all about
without health care, they are without          opposed to holding taxes level. It’s not           Newly Refurbished. 2/2.                           Highlands
health care insurance.                         the right course for solving our health          Woodburning fireplace. Wood                      and its people!
     We have been accused of having            care problems.”
short memories when it comes to                      The curious thing about Hillary’s            floors, new kitchen, new
political matters. Do we need to be            American Health Choices Plan is it                 bathrooms, Jacuzzi tub.                Everyday at 8 a.m., noon, 5 p.m., 7 p.m.,
reminded of Hillary’s total failure the first doesn’t give you a choice to opt out. If the
time around when hubby Bill turned her         government can coerce you to subscribe                   New Price                                  10 p.m., & midnight.’
                                                                                                                                             The Visitor Information Program
loose on solving the health care issue in      to their plan, what’s next? Health care is
his first term? She was accused of holding not a right unless you are a socialist.                        $385,000                           airs at 7 am, 9 am, 4 pm, 6 pm,
clandestine meetings, bypassing                                                                      Call 828-342-2302                               9 pm, and 11 pm.
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                                                                                                          • VIDEO GUY •

                                                                                    he 2007 thriller/                                      true crime and some fiction,
                                                                                    procedural/true crime                                  are Along Came a Spider,
                                                                                    film directed by David                                 Double Jeopardy, To Die For,
                                                                             Fincher (“Fight Club,”                                        The Professional, Seven,
                                                                             “Alien3” and “Seven”),                                        Monster, and the brilliant
                                                                             starring Jake Gyllenhaal                                      dark comedy true crime
                                                                             (Brokeback Mountain,                                          thriller, Fargo. These and
                                                                             Jarhead), Mark Ruffalo                                        about 5,000 other titles, for
                                                                             (Rumor Has It , All the King’s                                rent and sale, can be found at
                                                                             Men ), and Robert Downey,                                     Movie Stop Video, stop on by
                                                                             Jr (A Guide to Recognizing
             Bogie Falls                                                     Your Saints, A Scanner
                                                                             Darkly), based on the book                 Stuart of
                                                                                                                                           and give them a look.

          isten to the sounds of your private 30+                            by Robert Graysmith. Rated             The Movie Stop
           foot waterfall as it cascades down the                            R for violence.
                                                                                   The Storyline: The story begins on
           stream to a stocked trout pond with 200+                          July 4, 1969, when a serial killer, already       Segwaying about
   feet of frontage. This three bedroom, three bath                          active, begins writing letters to the San
   custom home is nestled on more then 5.5 acres                             Francisco Chronicle, among other papers,
                                                                             taunting the police about his crimes (and
   offering serene privacy. Cathedral ceilings,                              freaking out Southern California in the
   distressed wood floors, custom hickory cabinets                           process)
   throughout and two stone fireplaces. Master                                     Paul Avery (Robert Downey Jr.) is the
                                                                             top crime beat reporter covering the
   bedroom and vaulted bathroom on main floor.                               murders for the Chronicle who receives
   Additional bonus room with full bath above double garage. Lower level     some of the letters. Robert Graysmith
   also features rec room, gym and office. Generator and 40 gpm well.        (Gyllenhaal) is a political cartoonist with
                                                                             reasons of his own for wanting to
   offered at $1,650,000 MLS# 62483.                                         decipher some of the notes.
      Call Broker/Owner Dee Coates at 828-226-2304                                  San Francisco police detectives Dave
                                                                             Toschi (Mark Ruffalo) and his partner Bill
                                                                             Armstrong (Anthony Edwards) start with
                                                                             a routine murder investigation, and work
                                                                             into an obsession as more deaths
                                                                             (possibly totaling 12) and more
                                                                             time occur. It does follow (accurately) the
                                                                             events that unfolded during Zodiac’s
                                                                             murder spree, and apparently also
                                                                             accurately portrays the impact on the
                                                                             police officers and reporters that followed
                                                                             the case for over 10 years and more, and
                                                                             then continues on to follow the efforts of
                                                                             Graysmith as he develops a book about               Highlander Jan Weaver, vaca-
                                                                             the murders and the process of the                  tioning with her daughter in
                                                                             investigation.                                      Washington, D.C., toured the
                                                                                   Closer in spirit to a police procedural       Capitol area on a Segway.
                                                                             than a gory serial-killer flick, though not
                                                                             without some pretty gruesome scenes, the
                                                                             story is gripping, creepy, dramatic, and
       View from                                      View from Whiteside    actually has some humor (or at least
                                                                                                                             ...BRUGGER continued
      Highway 64                                     Estates and Highlands   lighter moments, if not actually humor)         from page 8
    traveling from                                            Cove           Zodiac tells the story of the men and
                                                                             women who were involved in the hunt              in form. As Alan Watts wrote, “Matter is
      Cashiers to                                                            for the killer, rather than the story of the     spirit named.” In other words, not only
      Highlands                                                              killer himself. Well done, dark in filming       do I believe that the line between humans
                                                                             as well as storyline, accompanied by a           and nature is an illusion, I believe the line
      Help me totally eliminate ANY development on                           creepy/funny period sound track (but I’ve between matter and spirit is also an illu-
       21 acres in the Chattooga Wild & Scenic River                         always found Donovan and Johny Mathis sion. There is only One.
                                                                             a little creepy anyway). Apparently very              Boundaries and lines cause prob-
    areas including the headwaters of Lick Log Creek.                        accurate in the portrayal of the events,         lems. Perhaps a big part of the reason we
                                                                             and the story ends with some follow up           are trashing the Earth is exactly because we
     Also help me ensure decreased housing density                           information about several of the                 think we are separate from nature. When
   on this knob on Cowee Mountain – visual to so many                        principals, including the suspect the            and if we get in touch with our profound
                                                                             police investigated most seriously (Arthur       unity with all of creation we will under-
                 in Highlands and Cashiers.                                  Leigh Allen ) in this still unsolved case.       stand how to live in harmony with our
                                                  Several more along these lines, some       fellow natural beings.
                                                                                                               Highlands’ Newspaper - Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007 - Page 13

        Brownies ‘bridge’ at Thorn Park                                                        So much more
                                                                                               than just flowers...
                                                                                                                                            In the Dillard Road
                                                                                                                      Art-Crafted pieces
                                                                                                                                             Village Shopping
                                                                                                                                             Center with easy

 On Monday, Sept. 24, Highlands Girl Scouts Troop 219 had its bridging
 ceremony of Brownies to Juniors at the Thorn Park bridge on Mirror
 Lake. Ten girls followed Ivy Satterwhit, Junior Scout escort, over the
 bridge. Anne Marie Crowe, Emily Crowe, Abby Gilbert, Courtney Henry,
 Adriann McCall, Amber Reese, Maddie Schandolph, Salem Stuart, Allie
 Wilkes, and Stella Wilson crossed over from Brownies to Girl Scouts.
                                                              Photo by Patce Thornton

... CANDIDATES continued from page 7

                                                                                               Chintz & Company
                                                                                                        !                                             browse
                                                                                                    SALE                                              awhile
                                                                                                                                                  through our
                                                                                                                                                  selection of
               Alan Marsh                                    Larry Rogers
     • Marsh                                   representation, but it will also show that
     The Town Baord has a meeting set for      Highlands has a strong commitment to                                                                 and home
Oct. 4 with the Macon County Commis-
sion. I do not feel I can comment until
                                               teamwork and would be willing to discuss
                                               a positive direction for the county, as a                                                          accessories,
after the meeting.                             whole. We must also keep our minds open                                                            and relax on
     • Rogers:                                 to the fact that the county does have a large
     I feel that the relations between the     responsibility to fulfill, not only the needs                                                        the porch
town and county government do not
necessarily need mending, but they do have
                                               and wants of Highlands, but also for the
                                               needs of the communities that make up
                                                                                                                                                        for a
definite room for improvement. For the         Macon County. I’m not saying that we                                                                spot of tea!
town to stay really involved with the county   should be ignored, but if we don’t all work
commissioners, we need a Highlands             together to some extent, things might not
representative to attend the county board      ever get accomplished.                          Corner of Spring & 3rd streets • 526-4222
meetings. This will not only give us
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                                                                                    Health Dept. promoting ‘clean hands’

                                                                                      The Macon County Public Health Center and the Macon County Fair joined
                                                                                      together to prevent any possible disease transmission from animals during

       • OUTDOOR - INDOOR REMODEL-RENEW •                                             the recent fair. At places where human-animal contact occurs, proper
                                                                                      hand cleaning practices are important to reduce possible disease
                                                                                      transmission. Hand sanitizer dispensing units were placed around the
                                                                                      2007 fair grounds to get young and old to sanitize their hands, especially
                    American Upholstery                                               after petting animals or before eating. Shown here are first-graders
                                                                                      Samantha Ashe and Thomas Hollifield using one of the hand sanitizing
                        We Repair Furniture from frame                                stations visited the lambs at the fair.
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     Walhalla, SC 29691     102 S. College Street • (864) 638-9661                 Public input on managing recreation
       DRY CRAWL SPACE...                                                          uses on the Chattooga River wanted
    The answer to your mold and mildew                                                  U.S. Forest Service officials are          court of law, any preliminary alternatives
                   problem!                                                        requesting public input on a revised set of     which contain this river segment will be
                 Clean Space:                                                      preliminary alternatives for future             eliminated from detailed consideration in
     Crawlspace encapsulation system.                                              management of recreation uses on the            the environmental assessment,” said
         Check us out on the web at                                                upper section of the Chattooga Wild and         Thomas.
                                                       Scenic River. The alternatives respond to            In response to public comments, the
                                                                                   public comments on six preliminary              Forest Service has revised five of the six
   Call for a free estimate: 828-743-0900
                                                                                   alternatives the agency released on August      original preliminary alternatives and has
                                                                                   14, 2007.                                       developed three new preliminary

                    Dan, Dan, The Carpet Man                                            “The public reaction to our six
                                                                                   preliminary alternatives was incredible,”
                                                                                                                                   alternatives, all of which exclude the private
                                                                                                                                   property in North Carolina. In addition,
                           Specializing in Commercial and Residential              said Sumter National Forest Supervisor          all of the preliminary boating alternatives
                                                                                   Jerome Thomas. “We received more than           reiterate that commercial boating will not
                      If it goes on the floor, we’ll bring it to your door!        1,200 responses from people across the          be allowed above the Highway 28 bridge.
                                 Carpet – Vinyl – Hardwood – Ceramic
                                                                                   country providing us with suggestions on             “We have always maintained that,
                                                                                   how to manage this precious resource,           regardless of our decision, commercial
      Daniel & Brenda                                                              some of which included very specific and        boating will not be allowed above the
         Hamilton            Call: (828) 349-9009 or 342-1740                      helpful recommendations on how to refine        Highway 28 bridge,” said Thomas. “Because
                                                                                   the alternatives.”                              we received so many comments on this
                                                                                        The agency’s revised set of alternatives   issue, we felt the need to remind the public
    828-743-5451                                      Village Square in Sapphire   removes private property, located south of      that only self-guided, non-commercial
   HomePlace Blinds & Design Of Sapphire Valley                                    Grimshawes Bridge in North Carolina,            boating is being considered in this analysis.”
                                                                                   from further consideration in its                    The revised package of preliminary
              Custom Window Coverings – Heritance® hardwood shutters               environmental assessment.                       alternatives can be obtained by visiting the
              Duette® honeycomb shades, Country Woods® Collection™                      “Given that the issue of navigability      Sumter National Forest website at http://
                 Custom Closet Systems , Unique Home Accessories                   and the rights of the public with respect to Hard copies of the
                                                                                   this section of the Chattooga in North          package also are available upon request.
                                                                                   Carolina has not been adjudicated by a
                                                                                                           Highlands’ Newspaper - Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007 - Page 15
   Highlands Cubscout Pack 207 goes
           to Covington, GA
                                                                                            Sushi Bar now open at
                                                                                           Golden China Restaurant
                                                                                         Prepared fresh per order

                                                                                                                                         Chef Wang will make you
                                                                                                            Like Sushi?                   up a boatload of Sushi!
                                                                                                                                              – Lucas Calloway
                                                                                                            Get it from
                                                                                                            Chef Wang
                                                                                                             –Mason Neil

    Pack 207 participated at Rocket Mania at Bert Adams Scout Reservation
    in Covington, GA, Sept. 21-23. The following Cub Scouts attended: Joey
    Harris, Chase Harris, John Murphy, Philip Murphy, Seth Satterwhite, Cole
    Satterwhite, Adam Schiffli, Carter Potts, Kenan Lewis, Alex Bronaugh,                                           A full service Chinese Restaurant serving
    Craig Dalton, Taylor Schmitt, Johnny Lupoli and Christian Trevathan.                                            wine & sake. Open for lunch and dinner
    Brothers or sisters in attendance: Timmy Bronaugh, Grace Ann Harris
                                                                                            In Highlands Plaza          7 days a week with lunch buffet
    and Ivy Satterwhite. The boys constructed and launched rockets all day
    long and participated in various activities as they worked to earn badges.                  526-5525                          Monday-Friday
                                                        Photo by Patce Thornton

Grab your partner and ‘Dolci’ doe                                                            Antique Oriental Rugs
By Fred Wooldridge                          loves people and that makes bridge ex-
                                                                                                      $295 & $395 any size
     There’s a new incentive to join the    citing.
Highlands Falls Country Club and it’s            Wait, there’s more. Each Tuesday
not square dancing. In fact there’s no      evening she conducts a duplicate bridge
music involved but instead you can          game for any club member brave
hear a pin drop in the room as the per-     enough to attend. This is a sanctioned
formance begins.                                            ACBL game with all
     You will need a part-                                  scores recorded and re-
ner if you intend to                                        ported. This requires Teri
hang out with ACBL’s                                        to spend long hours at
new bridge director, Teri                                   her computer recording
Dolci, and her students.                                    and tabulating the num-
Teri is the club’s new                                      bers. When everyone
bridge teacher/director                                     wakes on Wednesday
and she has both begin-                                     morning, there’s an
ner and advanced play-                                      email waiting for them
ers on the edge of their                                    with how they did.
chairs, eager to learn.                                         All of Teri’s hard
     Teri is a gregarious                                   work came to a head on
gal whose enthusiasm                                        Tuesday evening, Sept.
for the game is conta-                                      25 when both beginners
gious and makes learn-                                      and advanced assembled
ing bridge fun. All sum-              Teri Dolci            on the club’s dance floor
mer, Teri has conducted                                     (no, not for square danc-
Monday morning duplicate bridge             ing) to honor Teri and her hard work.
classes for those who didn’t know a         With wine glasses held high and Banan-
slam from a pass. Then each Friday          as Foster on everyone’s breath, Teri was

morning, those more familiar with the       presented with gifts from her happy stu-
game sought out her knowledge. Teri is      dents. Teri, who usually has a lot to say,
not only eager to teach but enjoys the      was almost speechless. Was that a tear I
fellowship with her students and feels      saw in the corner of her eye?
strongly about wanting to share her
love of the game with everyone. She                                                      802 N. 4th Street • Highlands • 526-5023
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                    • SALONS & SPAS •
                                Patricia Barnes • Master Cosmetologist
                                Caprita Barnes • Master Cosmetologist
                                   Sharon Taylor • Massage Therapist NC LMBT #1429
                              Justin Taylor • Ace Certified Personal Trainer
                            OPEN: Tues. - Fri. 10-6 • Sat. 10-3 • Monday by appt.
                                           (828) 526-4192
                                         460 Dillard Road Village

       Signature Hair Designs for Men & Women
              Razor Cuts • Color • Perms
                   Off the Alley Behind Wolfgang’s
                          Oak & Fifth Streets
          Barbara, Gale & Van • 526-0349 • Open Mon - Sat                                 Pat Muse, RS with the Macon County Public Health Center is one of the county’s
                                                                                          registered sanitarians who will begin risk-based food service inspections this
                                                                                          year. Food service establishment will now have their inspection schedules

        Creative Concepts Salon
                 St.       5                   at
                                                                                          determined by the risk category they fall into for transmission of food-borne
                                                                                          illnesses; with higher risk establishments receiving more frequent inspections.
                                                                                          Food service establishments in NC currently receive letter grades to inform the
            ain –                                                           26-39         public of their compliance with food safety measures.
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                           The Falls on Main                                              County inspectors focus on
              Tracy, Joe, Lacy, Heather, Stephanie and Janet Marie
                                                                                          food-borne illness risk factors
 Images Unlimited                                                                               The Macon County Public Health Cen-
                                                                                          ter is focusing their food service inspections
                                                                                                                                                • Risk Category 1 – These facilities will
                                                                                                                                           be inspected a minimum of once a year and
    HAIR • NAILS • TANNING                                MASSAGE THERAPY                 on those establishments with the highest         include food service establishments that
                                                    FACIALS • MICRODERMABRASION           potential risk and with violations that are      prepare only non-potentially hazardous
        828-526-9477                                       GIFTS • NCLMBT                 more likely to contribute to food-borne ill-
                                                                                          ness, following a change last month in the
                                                                                                                                           foods. An example of a Category 1 facility
                                                                                                                                           includes some drink stands.
    225 Spring Street • Highlands                       828-526-8832                      North Carolina rules governing the sanita-            • Risk Category 2 – These facilities will
                                                             tion of food service establishments.             be inspected a minimum of two times a year
       NC Grade “A” Salon 16 years                                                              Local health departments began assess-     and include food service establishments that
                                                                                          ing facilities using the new process, which      cook and cool no more than two potential-

  Mountain Magic Salon
                                                                                          changed the frequency of inspections, on         ly hazardous foods (those foods that pose a
                                                                                          Aug. 1.                                          greater risk to public health) received in a
                                                                                                “The change in inspection frequency        ready-to-cook form. Examples of Category
                                                                                          means establishments will be inspected           2 facilities include pushcarts, some grocery
          ppointm                   Hair & Nails                                          anywhere from once a year up to four times       delis and pizza establishments.
     for a      9
 Call 526-404
                                                                                          a year, but the difference is that those in-          • Risk Category 3 – These facilities will
                        Hair Stylists: Marisa • Nail Tech: Sharon                         spected more frequently pose a greater po-       be inspected a minimum of three times a
                                                                                          tential risk to public health,” said Barry       year and apply to food service establish-
                           Tues.-Sat. 8 a.m. unti • 44 Satulah Roadl.                     Patterson, Environmental Health Supervi-         ments that cook and cool no more than
                                                                                          sor at the Macon County Public Health            three potentially hazardous foods. Examples
                                                                    • Sea salt spa –      Center. “The fact is the more food service       of Category 3 facilities include meat mar-
                                                               Pedicure & Manicure        staff handles, prepares, cooks, stores and       kets and some sub shops.
                                                                       • Solar Nails      reheats food, the more likely it is for food          • Risk Category 4 – These facilities will
      9 a.m. to 7 p.m.                                       • Diamond & Gel Nails        to become contaminated.”                         be inspected a minimum of four times a year
         Mon.-Sat.                                     • Complete Waxing Services               Previously, environmental health spe-      and apply to food service establishments
  Appointments & Walk-ins                                                                 cialists were required to conduct a mini-        that cook and cool an unlimited number
                                                                                          mum of four inspections for each retail          of potentially hazardous foods. Examples
          526-8777                                                                        food service establishment annually. Un-         of Category 4 facilities include full service
                                                            Corner of 5th & Main          der the new inspection protocol, each food       restaurants, nursing homes, school facilities
                                                                                          service establishment will be evaluated and      serving preschool-aged children and cater-
                                                    Specializing in Designer Cuts         assigned a risk category based on the type       ers.
                                                                                          of food and amount of food preparation                Patterson added “All food service estab-
                                                      and European Hair Color             conducted in the facility.                       lishments are still subject to unannounced
                                                     Clients will enjoy full use of the         North Carolina’s Food Protection           inspections at any time during hours of
                                                    fabulous Spa Amenities Building       Branch has developed the following risk-         operation” and emphasized that the health
                                                     and the Spa Cafe on the day of       based categories, which local health inspec-     department “will be responsive to com-
          4th & Church Streets                                                            tors will use to identify minimum inspec-        plaints from the public and on the alert for
                                                            their appointment.            tion schedules for food service facilities in    any food handling activities which might
   (Parking on Church Street and Valet
  Parking available at Old Edwards Inn)                       Call 526-9887               their respective areas.                          change the risk factors.”
                                                                                                                                             Highlands’ Newspaper - Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007 - Page 17
... HOSPITAL continued from page 1
                                                  ed States. Additionally we are looking for a                    • He is also on the active staff of Crawford W.         For Sale
                                                                                                            Long Hospital, which is part of the Emory healthcare
                                                                                                                                                                      Chestnut Cottage
                                                  surgeon who is experienced and comfort-
                                                  able working solo,” said Shull. “While we                 system, and has courtesy privileges at St. Joseph’s
                                                  are looking for a more senior surgeon, we                 Hospital.
                                                  are not interested in recruiting someone                        • In the past he has also been associated with
                                                  who might be running away from past                       Kennestone at Windy Hill in Marietta, and Northside
                                                  problems. All of this narrows the field con-              Hospital.
                                                  siderably.”                                                     • He remains an Assistant Clinical Professor
                                                       Dozier met all of the hospital’s objec-              of Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia, and
                                                  tives, he said.                                           has participated in, or co-authored, several
                                                       Dr. Dozier grew up in Atlanta and grad-              professional publications.
                                                  uated from the Georgia Institute of Tech-                       • A native of Albuquerque, NM, he is a former
                                                  nology, before going on to earn his medi-                 Commander in the US Naval Reserve.
                                                  cal degree from the Medical College of                          • Dr. Dozier is certified by the American Board
                                                  Georgia in Augusta, GA, finishing in 1974.                of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College       12' x 36' Cedar Park Home at Chestnut
                                                  He completed his residency in general sur-                of Surgeons.                                             Cottages, 674 Chestnut Street, Lot
                                                  gery at Atlanta’s Georgia Baptist Medical                       • He has undergone additional certification in
                                                                                                                                                                     #11.Includes Cedar Park Home, 1 BR, 1
                                                  Center and affiliated hospitals in 1979.                  laser and laparoscopy, as well as postgraduate study
                                                       Since entering private practice in the               in diseases of the liver and pancreas, trauma and        BA, Very private, screen porch with
         F. Augustus “Gus” Dozier                 greater Atlanta area, he has been associated              critical care, and gastrointestinal surgery.             additional sleeping loft, gas stove,
to Atlanta on the off weeks to be with fam-       with several different group practices. Most                    • He is licensed in Georgia, Tennessee and         wood laminate floors, electric FP,
ily. He is a single parent and his children       recently he was president of Surgical Spe-                North Carolina.                                          Central AC, Natural stacked stone
wish to finish school in Atlanta.                 cialists of Greater Atlanta, PC. He is a mem-                   • He is 63 and has seven children (ages 17-        surround. $169K Includes all closing
      Hospital officials say that schedule will   ber of the medical staffs of several Atlanta              41)                                                      costs and fees for the first year. Annual
be adequate to handle most non-emergen-           hospitals, including Atlanta Medical Cen-                       • His interests include running, skiing, camping   association Fee: $1,200. Call 526-5939.
cy surgeries. And Dozier will be on 24-hour       ter, where he was chief of general surgery                and reading.
call for emergency surgeries during the week      and a member of the surgical residency
he is in Highlands, including those week-
      “This arrangement means we will be
                                                  teaching staff. He was chosen surgical at-
                                                  tending physician of the year there in 1998.
                                                  He is also on the active staff of Crawford
                                                                                                                               • BUILDERS & ARCHITECTS •
able to meet the surgical needs of the vast       W. Long Hospital, which is part of the Em-                                                                                             Steve Abranyi
majority of our patients,” said hospital Pres-    ory healthcare system, and has courtesy                       Ask about
ident and CEO Ken Shull. “However, we             privileges at St. Joseph’s Hospital. He re-                 “Green Building                                                            828-787-2297
are continuing our search for a second gen-       mains an Assistant Clinical professor of                       Options!”                                                               828-342-3234
eral surgeon so we will be able to provide        Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia.
emergency surgical coverage a full 52 weeks            A former Commander in the US Na-
a year. This relationship with Dr. Dozier will    val Reserve, Dr. Dozier is certified by the
continue even after we have found another         American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow
surgeon – whether that second surgeon             of the American College of Surgeons. He
turns out to be full- or part-time.”              has undergone additional certification in
      In the meantime, Shull said the hospi-      laser and laparoscopy, as well as postgrad-
tal has made arrangements with a surgical         uate study in diseases of the liver and pan-                                                  Whether your property is on top of a cliff or
group in Sylva to provide backup coverage,        creas, trauma and critical care, and gas-                                                      lakeside, we have the experience to make
should emergency cases requiring surgery          trointestinal surgery.                                                                                    your home a reality.
occur during the off weeks. Historically, less                                                                                                             Corner of 2nd and Spring streets
than five percent of surgical cases the hos-               Fact sheet on                                                                                        Highlands, NC 28741
pital sees are true emergencies.
      “Gus Dozier is a highly-qualified, ex-              Dr. Gus Dozier                                                      Construction, Inc.                   (828) 526-4929
perienced senior surgeon and we are
pleased to have him as an essential part of             • Fred Augustus Dozier, MD, FACS, earned                                                             Visit us at
our medical community,” said Board Chair-         his undergraduate degree from Georgia Tech, where
                                                  he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.
man Bud Smith. “And we remain optimis-
tic that we will find another surgeon of this           • He attended the Medical College of Georgia
                                                                                                                                                                     Call today for information.
caliber to complement Dr. Dozier.”                in Augusta, GA, earning his medical degree in 1974.
      Shull said that search is “full speed             • He completed his residency in general                                                                        Highlands – 828-526-2412
ahead.” Another candidate visited the hos-        surgery at Atlanta’s Georgia Baptist Medical Center                                  “Building Dreams              Lake Toxaway – 828-883-8004
pital just last week.                             and affiliated hospitals.                                                              Since 1965”
      Hospital officials have been close to             • Since completing his residency in 1979, he
signing a general surgeon on several occa-        has been in private practice in Atlanta.                                                                              or visit our website at:
sions, only to have those candidates decide             • During his 28 years of private practice in that                                                    
to stay where they were or choose another         area, he has been associated with several different
location, added Smith. “We’ve been very           group practices. Most recently he was president of
                                                  Surgical Specialists of Greater Atlanta, PC, a group
close. The hospital has been among the top
two choices of several different candidates.”     practice covering general, oncologic, laparoscopic,
                                                                                                             RAND Mountain Architecture & Interiors
      The hospital has considered more than       trauma surgery and critical care.                          SOELLNER
                                                        • He is a member of the medical staff at several
50 potential general surgeons, but Shull said
many did not seem to be a good fit for the        Atlanta hospitals, including Atlanta Medical Center,
hospital or the area it serves. “The hospital     where he was chief of general surgery and a                    website:
has very high professional standards. Phy-        member of the surgical residency teaching staff.
                                                                                                             Phone: 8 2 8 .7 4 3 . 6 0 1 0
sicians must be board-certified and have                • He was chosen surgical attending physician
                                                  of the Year in 1998.                                       Cell: 828.269.9046 NC Lic.9266 FL Lic.AR9264
undergone their residency training in Unit-
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                                                                                  ... GREENWAY continued from page 1

                                                                                  The white line which leads from S. Fifth Street to the circular outdoor class-
                                                                                  room on the Lacy Tract, is a proposed trail. It goes down the center of the
                                                                                  extra tract purchased by Bill Nellis to satisfy the built-upon requirements for
                                                                                  Old Highlands Park condominium complex on Harris Lake.
                                                                                  permit with the town, special permission            Nellis has agreed to donate up to
                                                                                  was necessary.                                 $20,000 for construction of the path and
                                                                                       “Once an ordinance is passed guaran-      the Greenway committee has requested
                                                                                  teeing that property owners’ built-upon ra-    $100,000 a year from the town for construc-
                                                                                  tios won’t suffer if they give up a part of    tion but the cost of the project isn’t known
                                                                                  their property for the Greenway, we won’t      yet.
                                                                                  have to come before the Town Board,” said           The proposed route from S. Fifth Street
                                                                                  Quin.                                          through the Nellis property and onto the
    On Tuesday, Oct. 2, Angela Lewis Jenkins and her two grand-                        At the Oct. 8 Planning Board meeting,     Lacy Tract where an outdoor classroom will
    daughters Analyse Crook and Brianna Jenkins, presented                        members will begin working on ordinanc-        be constructed will be presented to the Land
                                                                                  es as they apply to the Greenway.              Trust board Oct. 13.
    Carol Bowen, Highlands School Media Center Director, with a                        Commissioners voted unanimously to             “If we also get their approval we will
    copy of her new book, “Highlands, North Carolina...The Early                  allow the easement and the exemption to        be ready to develop accurate cost estimates
    Years” for inclusion in the school library.                                   Nellis’s conditional use permit for the        and hopefully begin construction in 2008,”
                                                                                  Greenway Trail and easement.                   said Quin.                  – Kim Lewicki

                                                    • HIGHLANDS FINE DINING •
                                                                                                 “Fabulous Food in a Casual Atmosphere”
                            Think “Fressers” for Lunch & Dinner!
                                       Gourmet meals • Fabulous Desserts • Wine
                                                                                                                  Serving Lunch: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
                                               Brown-bagging permitted
                                                                                                                    Serving Dinner: from 5 p.m.
                                      Music with Cy Timmons Wed.-Sat at 6 p.m.
                                              Open for lunch and dinner                                            We invite you to join us
                                           Call for reservations • 526-4188                                       and J. Lohr Wineries for a
                                                                                                                    5-course, wine-tasting
                                                                                                                       dinner on Nov. 4.
  Fabulous Dinner Buffet Wed.-Sat.                                                Now offering full service catering providing personal service
  Also Serving Breakfast Buffet Daily                                             by Certified Executive Chef Charles Emrick. No event is too
                                                                                   small or too large. Use our facility or yours. Now booking
              Saturday, October 13
                                                                                      holiday events, business meetings, weddings, etc.
   At Main Street Inn and Cyrano’s Bookshop
         Dinner and Walking Ghost Tour                                            Two Entrances – Main and Oak streets • 787-2200
          with Stephanie Burt Williams
            author of “Haunted Hills”
   $45 per person includes 4-course gourmet
                                                     Now taking reservations      ...ON THE VERANDAH                            “...Highlands Most Scenic Dining”
                                                        for Thanksgiving               Dinner nightly from 6 p.m                                 Wine Spectator Award
  dinner. Cash bar at 6:30 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m.
                                                            2 seatings               Sunday Brunch 11 am – 2 pm.                                      Since 1987
             Reservations required.
                                                       Call for more info.                                                                           Reservations
       Call 828-562-2590 or 800-213-9142.                                           Music nightly including Chad Reed,
                                                                                      Angie Jenkins and Paul Scott.
              270 Main Street • • 828-526-2590                      828-526-2338                            
                                                                                                                          Highlands’ Newspaper - Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007 - Page 19
... FRUSTRATION continued from page 1
                                                                                              about the Highlands Plaza “facelift”which        they picked. But they’ve decided not to
depiction of overall look and design, the           Discussion segued to Highlands Stor-      ended up with a greater percentage of stuc-      change it, said Bolt.
project was sent on to the Zoning Board        age and Highlands Plaza — projects the ap-     co on the building than allowed by the zon-          The Appearance Commission is going
where it was approved.                         pearance commission claims didn’t end up       ing ordinance, they said. They are also con-     to approach Interim Planner Richard Betz
     However, the Zoning Board did make        as depicted on the plans approved by its       cerned about the color which didn’t match        to see if Code Enforcement Officer Josh
note of the appearance commission’s con-       members.                                       the initial depiction submitted to them or       Ward can verify that plans submitted to
cerns.                                              However, Taylor did say the appearance    subsequent boards.                               boards end up the way they are supposed
     “They did request them to lower the       of Highlands Storage does look good now             “We need to approach Al Bolt about          to on site. Betz wasn’t at the Appearance
lights and the wattage,” said Thomas Craig.    that battens have been fixed between boards    this,” said Craig. “Let’s not wait for him to    Commission meeting.
     But members of the zoning board, in-      on the building. “It does look like rough      come to us.”                                         In the end, the commission agreed to
cluding Tony Potts of Macon Bank, said a       board and batten, but the buffer is gone,”          Siegel said neither Bolt nor his moth-      write a letter to RBC Centura to indicate its
bank would naturally want to use its logo      he said.                                       er, Margaret Mitchell, were happy with the       disappointment with the overall appear-
colors – blue and gold for RBC Centura –            Slaughter said “cloud-like” designs on    end-product and were going to address it         ance of the ATM machine, the only free-
and screening and foliage around the kiosk     the plan that were supposed to represent       once “the season” is over.                       standing ATM in Highlands.
wasn’t reasonable. “That would be a secu-      plantings weren’t enough to indicate what           But Bolt said Wednesday, that no one            “We should say that we are disappoint-
rity risk,” he said.                           was actually going to be planted.              has contacted him about the project, and         ed in the end-result and feel it could be
     At Monday night’s Appearance Com-              Bucky Meredith, owner of Highlands        he and his mother are very, very pleased         enhanced to fit in with the character of
mission meeting, Pat Taylor submitted a        Storage, said his project is in compliance     with the end product.                            Highlands in materials and colors,” said Pat
sketch of what the kiosk could have looked     with the plan submitted to the Appearance           “Someone needs to contact me because        Taylor.
liked with an open, roof-covered shelter.      Commission and the town’s subsequent           I’m not aware of any problems,” he said.             “Yes, let’s show them a way out, said
“They could have included plantings and a      boards.                                        “We think the complex looks 1000% bet-           Slaughter.
roof structure that matches the roof struc-         “I believe I have left as much buffer     ter than before and can’t understand why             Susan Gorski, RBC Centura bank man-
ture of the bank. It’s unfortunate that the    frontage as reasonably viable including the    someone thinks there are problems with           ager said no one from the Appearance
town’s process didn’t work,” he said. “If we   natural foliage to the left of the cabin and   it.”                                             Commission has contacted her since the
don’t have what we need to make a deci-        everything to the right of the driveway,” he        He said initially his mother wasn’t hap-    ATM has been installed. “The Zoning Board
sion, then other boards shouldn’t make a       said.                                          py with the color on the stucco, which           issued our Special Use Permit, we obtained
decision.”                                          Members once again voiced concern         turned out several shades lighter than what                       •See FRUSTRATION page 25

                                                           • HIGHLANDS FINE DINING •
                                                                                                                                                                      Flat Mountain Rd.
   Wine & Food Events                                                                                                                                      Call 526-2121 for reservations
            November 9th
           Domaine Serene
                                                                                                                                       Dinner Tuesday-Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
 Flavor spectrum luncheon at 11:30                                                                                                       Breakfast Sat. and Sun. 8-11 a.m.
            November 10th                                                                                                           Champagne Brunch on Sundays noon-2 p.m.
       Silver Oak Cellars and                                                                         Skyline Lodge                   Hal Philips at the piano Fri. & Sat. 7-9 p.m.
            Thomas Arvid
             Wine Dinner                474 Main Street • 526-3807                                    & Restaurant                       Also: Loose Moose – Full Service Bar
    “Life is a Cabernet!” 6 p.m. Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence
            November 11th               Serving Dinner from 5:30
          Thomas Arvid and                                                                     Wine
                                          Open 7 nights a week                                 Spectator
     Cakebread Cellars Brunch          Reservations Recommended
             at 1130 a.m.                                                                      Award
     • Also Taking reservations for    The Bistro is open at 3 p.m.                            Wine
   Thanksgiving, Holiday Parties and featuring wine and small plates                           List                                                            Dinner
             New Year’s Eve                                                                                                                                      from
              “The Place” for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners,                                                    akeside                estaurant     5:30 p.m.
               private parties and wine dinners! Take-out available.                           531 Smallwood Avenue on Harris Lake • Dinner Reservations 828-526-9419

                                                   Dinner: 5-11 nightly
                                                                                                Why wait for a special occasion?
                                                       Live Music Saturdays                            At Madison’s
                                                                                                    every day is special!
                       International Cuisine                                                    Highlands most beautiful upscale dining destination celebrates every day with their
                                                                                                 Elevated Southern Cuisine and their Wine Spectator Award Winning wine list.
  N.C. 106 in Dillard Road Shopping Center • 526-4429
                                                                                                      Lunch or dinner, the service will make you feel, dare we say, special.
                                                                                                        445 Main Streets Adjacent to the Inn ~ 828-526-5477 ~

               Ristorante Paoletti                                                                                                                 Don Leon’s Cafe
                                                                                                                                                          Serving Lunch
 Call 526-4906        Fine Italian dining since 1953.                  440 Main Street                                                                   Thursday-Monday
          Serving Dinner Every Evenings from 5:30 p.m.                                                                                                  (Closed Tues. & Wed.)
                          Reservations recommended                                                            “Park any place but eat at Don Leon’s!”
                Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence”                                                      30 Dillard Road, 526-1600
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  Main Street                 COUNTRY CLUB PROPERTIES                                                                                                                                          Mt. Fresh
   526-5010                     Wright Sq. 828-526-2520 | |                                                                                        787-2002

 THE EPITOME OF MOUNTAIN COTTAGE CHARM; partially fur-                  THE ULTIMATE COTTAGE, 3 bedroom, 3 bath suites. 3 fireplaces.          HIGHLANDS MOUNTAIN CLUB. 2 bedroom, 2 bath. This attrac-
 nished with collector antiques; located on 1 -1/2 lots in the Mirror   2 living areas on main level plus a playroom. 4th bedroom and bath     tive condominium was recently remodeled and a screened porch
 Lake area; both mountain views and lake views; screened porch          downstairs. Beautiful wooded and fenced lot, circular driveway. 2      added. A nice stone facing fireplace is the focal point of a large
 and open deck to enjoy mountain sunsets; canning kitchen down-         car garage. Beautifully and fully furnished. New baths and new         great room which is open and airy. The freshly painted walls are
 stairs; perinnial flower garden; tree house for grandchildren; total   kitchen with stainless and granite. Deeded access to Lake Sequoyah     very pleasing colors. Almost all of the appliances are new. Offered
 renovation in 2002. Offered at $598,000. mls #59065                    with a dock. Offered at $695,000. mls #63199                           at $282,500. mls #62844

 HIGHLANDS VIEW. Affordable home with a mountain view are               APPLE LAKE AREA Sit on the new Adirondack covered deck and             MIRROR LAKE ROAD. Great year-round or summer home fea-
 hard to find these days, don't miss seeing this one. 3 bedrooms, 2     watch through the trees as sun sparkles off the lake from this 3       tures a nice yard and one car garage. Three bedrooms, three baths,
 baths with a bonus room. Vaulted living room with fireplace, deck,     bedroom, 2 bath home. This house is move-in ready after an exten-      cathedral ceiling in living room has wood floors. Nice office and
 lower level bonus room. Paved access and only minutes from town.       sive remodel, including beautiful wood floors, granite countertops     loads of storage and an extra lot. A great walk to the lake location.
 Offered at $299,000. mls #60760                                        and more! Just 5 minutes from town, come and enjoy the quiet           Offered at $474,000. mls #59746
                                                                        neighborhood with access to fish and canoe on the lake. Offered at
                                                                        $439,000. mls #62656

                                                                        HIGHLANDS VIEW. Oh, what a view! from this brand new 3 bed-            MOUNTAIN MOORINGS. 3 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse, a good
 FOXFIRE. Great location is convenient to both Highlands and Cash-
                                                                        room, 3 bath that has an additional family room. Good quality fin-     location close to town. End unit, good privacy, usable backyard and
 iers. Level acess with a 2 car garage. Large open great room plan
                                                                        ishes include wood floors, granite counter tops and tile baths make    storage below. Offered at $239,000.
 with split bedrooms on the main level and upper loft bedroom with
 bath. A spectacular view for the price. Offered at $1,295,000.         this an exceptional buy for the asking price of $379,900. mls #60511
                                                                                                                            Highlands’ Newspaper - Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007 - Page 21

          • SPIRITUALLY SPEAKING •                                                                 • PLACES OF WORSHIP •
-2002           How about a hike?                                                 BLUE VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH
                                                                               Rev. Oliver Rice, Pastor (706) 782-3965
                                                                                                                                 Sun.: Worship 10:45 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; School – 9:30
                                                                                                                                          a.m.; Youth – 6:30 p.m.; Choir – 7:15
                                                                              Sundays: School – 10 a.m., Worship – 11           Wednesdays: Dinner – 5:30 p.m.; Team Kids – 6 p.m.;
                                                                        Sunday night services every 2nd & 4th Sunday at 7                 Prayer – 6:15 p.m., Choir – 7:30 p.m.
                                                                         Wednesdays: Mid-week prayer meeting – 7 p.m.                         FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
                                                                                  BUCK CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH                                   Rev. Mark Kayser, Interim Pastor
                                                                              Sundays: School – 10 a.m.; Worship – 11                 Dr. Don Mullen, Associate Pastor 526-3175
                                                                                 First Saturday: Singing at 7:30 p.m.            Sun.: Worship – 11 a.m.; Sun.School – 9:30 & 9:45.
                                                                                       CHAPEL OF SKY VALLEYVALLEY               Mondays: 8 a.m. – Men’s Bible Discussion & Breakfast
                                                                                           Sky Valley, Georgia                                  Tuesdays: 10 a.m. – Seekers
                                                                            The Right Rev. Dr. John S. Erbelding, Pastor                                   Choir – 7
                                                                                        Church: 706-746-2999                                                ASSEMBLY
                                                                                                                                            HIGHLANDS ASSEMBLY OF GOD
                                                                                  Pastor’s residence: 706-746-5770                                       Sixth Street
                                                                                      Sundays: 10 a.m. – Worship                       Sundays: School – 10 a.m.; Worship – 11
                                                                            Holy Communion 1st Sunday of the month                       Wednesdays: Prayer & Bible Study – 7
                        Rev. Cass & Audie Daly                                                                                                        7TH-DAY
                                                                                                                                    HIGHLANDS 7TH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH
                                                                        Wednesdays: 9 a.m. Healing and Prayer with Holy

                   y wife, Audie, and I have just recently moved                       Communion each service                          Wednesday evening prayer & Bible Study
                   to the Cashiers/Highlands area and the above                                             LATTER DAY
                                                                      CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS                              Call Lloyd Kidder at 526-9474
                   question was one of the first “invitations”            NC 28 N. and Pine Ridge Rd., (828) 369-8329               HIGHLANDS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
        that I received. This is, of course, such a wonderful            Rai Cammack, Branch President, (828) 369-1627           Senior Pastor Todd Struble; Asst. Pastor Mike Harris
        place to hike; simply full of beautiful mountain trails.                    CHRIST ANGLICAN CHURCH                                                526-3376
        This got me thinking about being on a path.                              Rev. Cass Daly • Office – 526-2320             Sun.: school 9:45 a.m.; Worship 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.;
              As a priest, I have been blessed to walk with                     Sunday: Holy Communion -- 11 a.m.                                    5 p.m. Youth Group
        others on a path; a path of spirituality; a distinctly        (Highlands Community Center on. U.S. 64 next to the          Wed: Supper; 6; 6:15 – children, youth, & adults
        Christian path. On such a path we look for a                                     ballfield in Highlands                                  studies; 6:15 – Adult choir
        spirituality of life itself. As Christian pilgrims, or                 Monday: Evening Bible Study at 6 p.m.                   (nursery provided for Wed. p.m. activities)
        hikers, we strive to travel to “everyday Christianity”.                Wednesday: Men’s Bible study at 8 a.m.                Thurs:12:30 – Women’s Bible Study (nursery)
                                                                                         at First Baptist Church                     HOLY FAMILY
                                                                                                                                     HOLY FAMILY LUTHERAN CHURCH – ELCA
        We try to establish a spiritual pattern and pathway for
                                                                            Pot Luck Lunch last Sunday of each month.                            Chaplain Margaret Howell
        our lives of prayer, thought and action.                                                                                               2152 Dillard Road – 526-9741
              “Everyday Christianity” means our being                                                       SERVICES
                                                                                   CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SERVICES
                                                                                          3rd & Spring Streets                          Sundays: Worship/Communion – 10:30
        spiritually active rather than passive. It also requires                                                                        LITTLE CHURCH OF THE WILDWOOD
                                                                                            Sunday 11 a.m.
        us, as we go on this journey, to be more than we have                   Wednesday testimony meeting 7 p.m.                   Services at the Church in the Wildwood in Horse
        to be – becoming proactive in sharing Our Lord’s                         Study room open Tuesday 2-4 p.m.               Cove. Sundays at 7 p.m. through Labor Day. Dress is
        message of peace, joy and love in our conversations,                      CLEAR CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH                                 casual. Old fashioned hymn-sing.
        in our correspondence, in our worship and in our                                 Pastor Everett Brewer                               MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH
        daily “give and take” with others. It means being                     Sundays: School – 10 a.m.; Worship – 11            8 miles south of Highlands on N.C. 28 S in Satolah
        conscious of being on this path with purpose.                                      Prayer – 6:30 p.m.                           Pastor Jamie Passmore, (706) 782-8130
              Usually when we think about a path, we think                 Evening Service – 1st & 3rd Sunday -- 7 p.m.                Sundays: School – 10 a.m.; Worship – 11
        externally; a way through the woods, the dunes or the                       COMMUNITY BIBLE CHURCH                                              Choir – 6 p.m.
        hills. Yet, I believe, there is a path within each of us.      • 526-4685                       Wed: Bible Study and Youth Mtg. – 7 p.m.
        Sometimes it is hard to see. It might be overgrown or                        3645 U.S. 64 east, Highlands                                MOUNTAIN
                                                                                                                                                 MOUNTAIN SYNAGOGUE
        dimly lit or barely familiar. But, the path is still there.    Sundays: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 1O:45 Worship;           St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, Franklin 369-6871
        In our prayers and study, we look down the path a                            6:30 p.m. High School Group                         Friday: Sabbath Eve Services at 7 p.m.
                                                                      Wednesdays: 5:30 p.m. Supper (free for kids 8th grade           For more information, call (706)-745-1842.
        little further, a little deeper; a little beyond ourselves.
                                                                       and under); 6:15 p.m., Adult Bible Study; 6:30 p.m.                                    MOUNTAINS CATHOLIC
                                                                                                                                    OUR LADY OF THE MOUNTAINS CATHOLIC
              As we travel down our particular spiritual path we
                                                                                        programs for students.                                            CHURCH
        are also aware that it is a shared path. As Christians,                                                                                        Rev. Tien, Priest
        we know that we share the path with all who were, all               Thursdays: 9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study
                                                                          EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE INCARNATION INCARNATION                          Parish office, 526-2418
        who are and all who are to come; in other words,                                                                                          Sundays: Mass – 11 a.m.
                                                                            The Rev. Brian Sullivan – Rector: 526-2968
        with the Body of Christ. On our Christian path, in                                                                                         Saturday Mass: 4 p.m.
                                                                          Sunday: 8 A.M. - Holy Eucharist (Rite I) Chapel
        our shared commonality, we also reach out. We reach                8:30 A.M. - Breakfast; 9 A.M. - Sunday School                    (through last Saturday of October)
        out to help others onto the path for the first time or,        10:30 A.M. Holy Eucharist (Rite II); Evening Prayer in            SCALY MOUNTAIN
                                                                                                                                         SCALY MOUNTAIN BAPTIST CHURCH
        perhaps, back onto the path once again. On our                                   the Chapel 5:30 p.m.                                         Rev. Clifford Willis
        Christian path, we are humbly aware of the need to                 Sunday Service on Channel 14 at 10:30 A.M.             Sundays: School –10 a.m.; Worship –11 a.m. & 7
        do things for others; to care for any for whom we                      Monday: 4 P   .M. Women’s Cursillo Group                     Wednesdays: Prayer Mtg. – 7 p.m.
        might be a help. In doing so, we are blessed as well.                   Tuesday: 8 A.M. Men’s Cursillo Group                    SCALY MOUNTAIN
                                                                                                                                        SCALY MOUNTAIN CHURCH OF GOD
              As Christians, we have been given a path. It is a                    4:30 P .M. Education for Ministry                 290 Buck Knob Road; Pastor Alfred Sizemore
        spiritual path that was defined by Jesus Christ,                        Wednesday: 6:30 P     .M. Choir Practice          Sundays: School – 10 a.m.; Worship – 10:45 a.m.;
        delineated by the Holy Scriptures and illuminated by                Thursday: 10 A.M. Holy Eucharist (Chapel)                            Evening Worship – 6 p.m.
        the Holy Spirit. We believe that our path is distinctly                   10:30 A.M. Daughters of the King                      Wed: Adult Bible Study & Youth – 7 p.m.
        Christian (meaning “of Christ”). It is there, in the           • Sunday Service on Channel 14 Sun. at 10:30 a.m.                   For more information call 526-3212.
        woods, for all to see and explore. This path of our                  FIRST ALLIANCE CHURCH OF FRANKLIN                                SHORTOFF BAPTIST CHURCH
                                                                            Rev. Mitch Schultz, Pastor • 828-369-7977                             Pastor Rev. Wayne Price
        souls is a journey of both love and obedience;
                                                                             Sun. Worship 8:30 & 10:45 a.m.; 6: p.m.                   Sundays: School – 10 a.m.; Worship – 11
        conformity and harmony. We try to love as Christ
                                                                                           (nursery provided)                            Wednesdays: Prayer & Bible Study – 7
        loved us. We are obedient to the Word as we best can                                                                          UNITARIAN
                                                                                                                                      UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP
        be. We attempt to conform our lives into a Christian                      Sun. school for all ages 9:45 a.m.
                                                                            Wed: dinner 5 p.m. followed by children’s                                   828-369-3633
        pattern. And, we strive for harmony of spirit both                                                                                 Lay Led Sunday School 10:15 a.m.
                                                                       Pioneer Club 6 p.m.; Jr & Sr Youth Group 6:30 p.m.;
        within and without.                                                 Adult Bible Study & Prayer Meeting 7 p.m.                           Sundays: Worship – 11 a.m.
              And, with God’s help, we stay on the path that               Small groups available throughout the week.                   WHITESIDE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
        leads us back home.                                                            FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH                             Cashiers, Rev. Sam Forrester, 743-2122
              How about a hike?                                                   Dr. Daniel D. Robinson, 526--4153                    Sundays: School – 10 a.m.; Worship – 11
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                                                                          Jimmy Sherard with the birds at a blue bird house on the golf course.

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                                                                              n 1990, I placed 15 bluebird boxes         the Carolina Chickadees and Tufted
                                                                              on Wildcat Cliffs Country Club golf        Titmouse go in and out as they used the
                                                                              course, 1,000 yards apart, as recom-       boxes.
                                                                          mended, five to eight feet high. Many said          One day he excitedly insisted I come
                                                                          you will never get any bluebirds at this       by after my golf game. He had a surprise

  People are reading...that means they’re seeing
                                                                          altitude. Then, Colonel Robertson, a           for me. I was prepared to tell him the
                                                                          friend from Atlanta, who was retired           birds in his box were chickadees, but it
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                                                                          army encouraged me to be patient.              was a great day. They were our first family
                                                                               He said, “You provide                                      of bluebirds. I later
                                                                          the nesting place and they                                      discovered a nesting in
                                                                          will come. It may take                                          the box between #1 and
  Live in town at Chestnut Cottages                                       several years.”                                                 #9 fairways.
                                                                               It took six.                                                    Over the next six
       in a park-like atmosphere                                               Col. Robertson made
                                                                          a box for his yard, then
                                                                                                                                          years we had several other
                                                                                                                                          families. Then, unfortu-
                                                                          for his neighbors. His                                          nately, the Peregrine
                                    A Park Home Community”
                                    A Park Home Community”                neighborhood was soon                                           Falcons were introduced
                                    “Affordable, Peaceful and
                                     “Affordable, Peaceful and            full of bluebirds. He then                                      on the ridge. Our
                                                                          made many more and                                              bluebirds, along with
                                             In Town”
                                             In Town”                     gave them to the Camp-                                          brown thrashers, cardi-
                                                                          fire Girls to sell in other                                     nals and others disap-
                                                                          neighborhoods.                                                  peared.
                                                                               Campfire Girls are                                              The past six years
                                                                          very similar to Girl Scouts.                                    only a few nestings of
                                                                          Junior Campfire Girls                                           chickadees, titmouse and
                                                                          were known as the                                               a few flying squirrels have
                                                                          Bluebirds.                                                      used our boxes. Last year,
                                                                          Next was the Cherokee                                           Dr. Jim Rogers, a member
                                                                          Golf Course, followed by several other         at Wildcat Cliffs suggested we use
                                                                          courses, so now our courses in Atlanta are     bluebird boxes as 150 yard markers. The
                                                                          sanctuaries for these beautiful birds.         box on #16 was one of the most popular
                                                                               My dream for Wildcat is running           choices for the bluebirds in our earlier
                                                                          behind schedule, but I haven’t given up        years.
    Lot and Cottage                                                       hope. One of our members, Irby Moore,               Happy Days! There are five blue eggs
                                                                          became interested in the project. He lived     in this box now, which appears to be the
  Packages from $169K                                                     in the villa overlooking #14 (Jaws).           second nesting. Hopefully, these will
       to $199K                                                           Because of his ongoing interest, I installed   survive and attract more. Consider
                                                                          a box behind his house so he could see it      placing a specifically designed bluebird
                                                                          from his kitchen window and his                box in your yard and encourage a
  Call (828) 526-5939 or 828-526-1684 for an appointment                  breezeway. It was on the edge of the drive     neighbor. In a few years, Highlands and
                                                                          to the other villas next to the telephone      Cashiers may also be a bluebird sanctu-
             or email:                           pole. The most unlikely location, but          ary.
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gospel. Paul wrote to those a social
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      Rev. Forrester ignores the context of
the verse from Colossians within the
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in reality each verse deserves to be
understood within its own context. We
believe that such an approach to scripture
not only lacks respect for the complexity
of the Bible and the extensive study it has
inspired, but also lacks pastoral sensitivity
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we come to the territory of “women’s lib.”       house above garage – I’m not going
Rev. Forrester speaks of this movement           to tell you everything but this home
with caustic tones and concludes that            was built with thought, love and care.
“this is not what God intended for
women when He created them.” This
“women’s lib” has won women the right
to vote, has opened doors to education
and employment, has seen women
ordained to the ministry, hold public
office, and fly a space shuttle. We think
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 K Macone Studios                        ... NCACC continued from page 2
   Fine Art Fresco Paintings             a revenue option for the counties of
                                         North Carolina.
                                                                                      study of the impact of the land transfer
                                                                                      tax on the six counties which have had
                                                                                                                                         • Deeds to mortgage through fore-
                                                                                                                                    closure or in lieu of foreclosure
                                              The N.C. Association of County          it since the 1980s. The NCAR report fo-            •Deeds from local, state or federal
                                         Commissioners believes counties need         cuses exclusively on 2006 housing data        government
                                         a land transfer tax because:                 and only on Currituck and Dare coun-               • Certain leases with a term of less
                                              A land transfer tax provides another    ties, which have experienced phenome-         than 10 years
                                         revenue stream for counties to ease          nal increases in housing costs in recent           • Transfer in which no consider-
                                         pressure on rising property taxes so that    years totally unrelated to the imposition     ation is paid or due consideration of in-
                                         long-time residents who do not plan on       of the land transfer tax more than 20         ducement, something of value given in
                                         selling – many of whom are retired and       years ago.                                    return of a performance or promise of
                                         living on fixed incomes – can better af-          The information reported in the          performance of another.
                                         ford to stay in their homes.                 N.C. Association of County Commis-                 • Transfers by operation of law, by
                                              A land transfer tax provides targeted   sioners (NCACC) policy brief examined         will, by intestacy, merger or consolida-
                                         revenues to areas that are experiencing      the housing data from the time the land       tion.
  Old world inspired Fresco paintings    high growth so that they can be better       transfer taxes were implemented in the             • To record a deed, one must
   textured and aged to recreate the     prepared to meet the infrastructure          various counties through date collected       present either a copy of the sales con-
    romance of “European Antiquity”      needs, such as schools, roads, and water     in Census 2000.                               tract for the property or a completed Af-
      Inventory Pieces Available         and sewer service, being caused by                In reality, this date reflects a truer   fidavit of Consideration of Value with
                                         growth.                                      picture of a housing market unaffected        the sales price. The value taxed includes
       Commissions Welcomed                   Six counties in North Carolina –        by the recent housing boon that has in-       the amount of any lien or encumbrance
          Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare,             flated home prices in many of North           remaining on the property at the time
    email:    Pasquotank and Perquimans – already          Carolina’s hot spots.                         of the sale.
                  524-8090               have a land transfer tax and have experi-         The fact remains that according to
         Email                           enced no negative effects from it.
                                              All six of those counties rank
                                                                                      the U.S. Census Bureau, for the fist 10-
                                                                                      15 years following implementation of
                                                                                                                                    ... JLF continued from                  among the top 45 in the state in county
                                         education spending per pupil based on
                                                                                      the transfer tax, housing remained af-
                                                                                      fordable in each of the six original
                                                                                                                                    page 2
  for placement and                      2006-2007 budgets.
                                              The N.C. Association of Realtors
                                                                                      counties with the tax.
                                                                                           According to the Tax Foundation,
                                                                                                                                    deal called the ‘hold harmless’ provi-
                                                                                                                                    sion,” Sanera said. “It guarantees that
   advertising rates                     (NCAR) on May 9 released its own             36 states already have a statewide or lo-     Macon County will have at least
                                                                                                                                    $500,000 in additional funds that can
                                                                                      cal land transfer tax in place.
                                                                                           By the numbers:                          be used to meet other county needs.”

 Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival
                                                                                           • $10 billion – School capital needs           That $500,000 is just one piece of
                                                                                      indentified for the next five years.          Macon County’s $21.6 million in funds
                                                                                           • $3 billion – County Medicaid ser-      available for high-priority government

        ‘The Poet and the Pianist’
                                                                                      vices match for the next five years as-       functions. Macon County government
                                                                                      suming no state relief.                       already has cash reserves of $18.8 mil-
                                                                                           • $848 million – Amount counties         lion, Sanera said. “That’s more than 37
                                                                                                                                    percent of the county’s annual budget,
            Sunday, Oct. 7 at 5 p.m.
                                                                                      are budgeted to spend on school capital
                                                                                      needs in 2006-2007.                           far more than the 8 percent cash reserve
                                                                                           • $775 million – Estimated annual        the state requires,” he said. “The county
                    at the                                                            revenues from a 1 percent land transfer
                                                                                      tax. Macon Counties is .4 percent.
                                                                                                                                    could meet the state requirement and
                                                                                                                                    still have $14.7 million to help with ex-
    Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center                                                 • $126 million – Projected county
                                                                                      share from the state lottery for 2006-
                                                                                                                                    isting government needs or to provide
                                                                                                                                    much-needed tax cuts.”
                                                                                      2007.                                               Macon County’s budget numbers
                                                    “The Poet and the Pianist”             • 64.9 percent of county property        also show the county has no problem
                                                     features award-winning           tax revenues ($3.09 billion) budgeted         coping with growth, Sanera said. “Be-
                                                    author Dr. John Stone and         for education for 2006-2007.                  tween 2001 and 2006, county per capita
                                                                                           • 8.9 percent of county property tax     revenues increased by 2.4 percent after
                                                    Festival Artistic Director,       revenues ($426 million) budgeted for          adjusting for inflation,” he said. “Popu-
                                                         William Ransom,              Medicaid services for 2006-2007.              lation growth has been paying for itself
                                                      in a moving, funny and               The tax applies to regular property      because real county revenues are grow-
                                                     thoroughly entertaining          sales regardless of profit or loss:           ing at a faster rate than population.
                                                   program of words and music.             • Exchange of property whether ex-       New county residents are contributing
                                                                                      change is for money, real estate, person-     more than their fair share of county rev-
                                                                                      al property, or any other consideration.      enues.”
                                                   Followed by a book and CD               • Deeds from nonprofit or religious            If county government had confined
                                                            signing,                  organizations                                 its budget increases to the rate of infla-
                                                    co-sponsored by Cyrano’s               • Leases or memorandum of leases         tion plus population growth since 2001,
                                                           Bookshop                   that are for a term of additional years or    the county would have collected $4.3
                                                                                      have an option to renew the lease be-         million less revenue in 2006 than it ac-
                                                                                      yond 10 years.                                tually collected, Sanera said. “This
                                                         For Tickets call:                 • Leases or a memorandum of lease        amount could — and should — be re-
                                                         828-526-9060                 that are for substantially the property       turned to the taxpayers.”
                                                    Email:          and parties of a previous leas and when             The report offers recommendations
                                                      or visit our website at         the ther of the new lease added to the        for Macon County to address its pro-
                                                                                      term of the old lease excies 10 years.        jected student enrollment growth. The
                                                         The tax doesn’t apply to:                report also draws attention to county
                                                     Adults $25, students $5               • Deeds of gift                                                   •See JLF page 26
                                                                                                                    Highlands’ Newspaper - Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007 - Page 25

Earle Mauldin, Chairman of the Bob Jones Tournament Committee, presented
a check in the amount of $100,000 to Hoyt Andres, treasurer of the foundation.
Pictured from left is Club Administrator Martha Betz, Bill Gaston a member of
the committee and chairman of the Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Foundation,
Andres, and committee member Anne Bailey. Other members of the committee
not present for the photo were, Wayne Beckner, Allen Hardin, Jim Santo, Dr.
Martin Teem, Jim Santo and Walter Wattles, chairman emeritus.

Bob Jones Tournament nets
hospital foundation $100,000
     2007 marked the 26th Annual Bob               It all began in 1922, when the first
Jones Invitational Golf Tournament host-      match was played in this country. In an
ed by Highlands Country Club and              effort to get international play started,
played for benefit of the Highlands-Cash-     George Herbert Walker, a prominent golf-
iers Hospital Foundation. This year’s tour-   er of the time, donated an “International
nament was played on Aug. 11, 2007, in        Challenge Trophy.”
memory of long time chairman James O.              The press termed the trophy the
Watts, III, who died unexpectedly on June     “Walker Cup” in honor of the donor, who
13, 2007.                                     happened to be former President George
     Played in honor of immortal golfer       Bush’s maternal grandfather, and Presi-
Bobby Jones, the invitational featured        dent George W. Bush’s great-grandfather.
Walker Cup players.                           Bobby Jones was selected to play on five
     Every two years, the best amateur        Walker Cup teams and chosen twice to
golfers in the United States compete with     serve as team captain. In nine individual
those from Great Britain and Ireland in       matches, he was undefeated.
team play for the coveted Walker Cup,              Proceeds to the Highlands-Cashiers
with play alternating between here and        Hospital Foundation have exceeded the
overseas.                                     $2.7 million dollar mark.

                                                                                          ... FRUSTRATION continued from page 19
                                                                                          our Building permit, and proceeded accord-    whose recommendations both to the Zon-
                                                                                          ing to the plans that were submitted by our   ing Board of Adjustment and the Town
                                                                                          contractor to the Zoning Board,” she said.    Board may factor into the ultimate approv-
                                                                                               The town’s Appearance Commission         al of a project, but don’t have to.
                                                                                          and Planning Board are advisory boards                                     – Kim Lewicki
Page 26 - Highlands’ Newspaper - Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007

                                                                                     • ASK A NURSE •
                                                                          Do I need to take vitamins?
                                                          By Rota Krape, RN                                      There is now considerable evidence
                                                               Throughout human history the lead-           in multiple reports from WHO and oth-
                                                          ing causes of death have been infection           er bodies that malnutrition is a major
                                                          and trauma. Modern medicine has scored            cause of chronic disease.
                                                          significant victories against both. The                Now what? Since the majority of us
                                                          major causes of ill health and death now          cannot consume all the micronutrients
                                                          are the chronic degenerative diseases such        we need even if we eat a healthy diet, what
                                                          as coronary artery disease, arthritis, os-        can we do? The obvious answer is to take
                                                          teoporosis, Alzheimer’s, cancer, and many         supplements.
                                                          others.                                                But again, there is a problem. Not all
                                                               Modern medicine is practiced as cri-         supplements are created equal and some
                                                          sis management: wait until the diagnosis          are just a waste of money. How do you
                                                          and then start treatment. But by the time         choose?
                                                          symptoms of disease appear, the damage                 • Any supplement that is “one a day”
                                                          has been done and drugs cannot “fix” the          cannot provide you with adequate micro-
                                                          problem, they can only mask the symp-             nutrients.
                                                          toms.                                                  • Any supplement that cannot guar-
                                                               All the chronic diseases have long la-       antee 100% bioavailability is a waste of
                                                          tency periods before symptoms ever ap-            your money.
                                                          pear. These diseases start years before                • You need to make sure that you do
                                                          symptoms ever appear. So it follows that          not overdose.
                                                          people who look healthy may actually be                Here is what some leading research-
                                                          pre ill.                                          ers recommend:
                                                               Genetic risk factors are known for all            1. Vitamins and minerals in a deliv-
                                                          the chronic degenerative diseases. How-           ery system technology for enhanced ab-
                                                          ever, one person with the risk factor may         sorption
                                                          get that disease while another one will                2. An antioxidant spectrum( 26 )
                                                          not. Why? It’s all about life style- exer-        which protects against free radical dam-
                                                          cise, smoking and nutrition.                      age
                                                               All your tissues in your body are in a            3. Anti-aging phytonutrients, includ-
                                                          constant state of flux- the rate of decay         ing lutein and lycopene, to protect DNA
                                                          and the rate of repair are running paral-         and support healthy aging
                                                          lel. However, if the rate of decay is only             4. Seven Omega-3s from ultra pure
                                                          slightly faster, there is a net loss of healthy   pharmaceutical grade fish oil to promote
                                                          tissue and pre illness sets in. It grows ev-      heart, brain, and joint health
                                                          ery day until clinical signs finally emerge            5. Live probiotics which ensure de-
                                                          and you seek help. In many cases this             livery into the intestine.
                                                          increased rate of decay is due to multiple             Will taking quality supplements guar-
                                                          micronutrient depletion.                          antee a healthy, long life? No, but if you
                                                               Many national surveys (the biggest of        take top quality supplements, exercise, eat
                                                          which is the US Department of Agricul-            natural products, and don’t smoke you
                                                          ture continuing survey of food intakes)           are much less apt to succumb to any
                                                          reveal that malnutrition is common in             chronic disease.
      New Fall and Holiday items arriving daily           developed countries. Not only are most
                                                          of us malnourished in RDA (recommend-             ... JLF continued from
                   FALL SALE                              ed daily allowances) but also in micron-
                                                          utrients such as essential fatty acids, fi-
                                                                                                            page 24
      Select Ladies Wear and Jewelry 25%-75% Off          ber, xanthophylls, flavanoids, biotin, to         government’s questionable spending
                                                          name just a few.                                  practices, Sanera said.
                             Trunk Shows                       The prevalence of multiple micronu-               “A land-transfer tax increase at this
                         Oct. 12-14                       trient depletion is due to several factors.
                                                               1. We were designed to live very ac-
                                                                                                            time would only encourage more waste-
                                                                                                            ful and inefficient spending,” he added.
                  Mary Louise/Bijoux de Mer               tive lives and to consume 3,000-4,000             “County voters need to demand that
                                                          calories a day. Now we are no longer              the county live within the taxpayers’
                     & Nina McLemore                      hunter-gatherers and we live sedentary            means. This Regional Brief has outlined
                                                          lives and require fewer calories. When we         ways for Macon County to find plenty
                                                          eat less, we consume fewer micronutri-            of money to meet its needs.”
                                                          ents.                                                  The John Locke Foundation’s Regional
                                                               2. Most processed food (which most           Brief, “Macon County Doesn’t Need a
                                                          Americans consume) is depleted in mi-             Land-Transfer Tax Increase,” is available at
                                                          cronutrients. Processed foods are any-            the JLF web site. For more information,
                                                          thing that nature does not provide.               please contact Sanera at (919) 828-3876
                                                               3.Many soils are low in key minerals         or To arrange an
                                                          due to over intensive farming. Plants or          interview, contact Mitch Kokai at (919)
                                                          animals raised in these areas are also de-        306-8736 or
                                                                                                                                Highlands’ Newspaper - Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007 - Page 27
... BOND continued from page 1
water and sewer infrastructure;
      The Public Buildings Bond for $6.5
                                                  when they built the rec park. We don’t have
                                                  the same situations we have today. I know
                                                  money is important and you should know
                                                                                                      Enjoy active South Florida
                                                                                                     “WINTER LIFESTYLE”                                       On
                                                                                                                                                         Lake Sequoyah
million will be used to purchase land and
build a new EMS Building for $700,000,            that I have no dog in this fight, but if you
and buy land and build a new Senior Ser-          don’t fix this for the community, fix it for
vices Center for $5.8 million;                    our kids, then someone else will fix it and
      The Community College Bond of $3            it’s going to cost us a lot more money in
million will be a county match to a state         the end. We need vision,” he said.
grant Southwestern Community College                    Recreation Commission Chairman
has requested to expand its Macon Cam-            Matt Bullis said the county can either pay
pus on Siler road;                                now or later when the effects of obesity, teen
      The Parks & Recreation Facilities Bond      pregnancies and drug use in its youth come
for $9.4 million will expand facilities coun-     to fruition. “We have to give the youth
ty-wide by constructing more fields in            someplace to go and something to do. They
                                                                                                           Sheldon Jaffee
North and South Macon at school campus-           have to be active,” said Bullis. “We’re not        Lang Realty • (561) 395-8244
es for community use, at the Buck Creek           looking for this to be a money maker but    
fields in Highlands, in Nantahala where a         to supply much needed recreation needs                                                                   REDUCED to $1,395 million
                                                  for all county citizens -- youth and adults.”
combination rec center and library is
planned and on Siler Road in Franklin                   Proposed at the RecPlex is an indoor        
                                                  8-lane competition swimming pool; an
                                                                                                     People are reading on the
where the RecPlex is planned.
      The final bond question for $3 million      indoor water park; two racquetball courts;
will help expand the library in Highlands.        two basketball courts; an indoor walking            street and on the web –
      At the Thursday, Oct. 18 forum on the       track; an exercise/aerobics room and a
bond held at the Franklin High School Fine        childcare room.                                     7,500 in all. Spend your
Art Center, each bond issuance representa-              Possible programming includes exer-          advertising dollar wisely!
tive spoke passionately about how the com-        cise classes in aerobics, kickboxing, pilates,
mitment from the county and its citizen will      yoga, spinning; water aerobics and water             Put it where it will be                        Three master suites with jetted tubs
bring up to date and supply needed servic-        walking; male & co-ed volleyball; after                       seen.                                  and showers. Sleeping nook with
es.                                               school programs; adult basketball; and                                                                          private bath.
      But the subject that evoked the most        youth and adult sanctioned tournaments                   Call 526-0782                               4 fireplaces, 2 living areas. Newly
discussion was the proposed RecPlex.              for softball, baseball and basketball.                                                              Renovated. Private dock w/canoe &
      Opposition came mostly from the                   It all comes down to money and that’s                                                                         firepit.
Morris family and their employees of the
Franklin Fitness Center who believe the
                                                  what people are most concerned about.
                                                        Regardless of how many questions get
                                                                                                        Wholesale Down                                         Call 828-342-2302.
county’s move to open a RecPlex will di-
rectly compete with the fitness center,
                                                  the “yes” vote, all of the bond issuances
                                                  must be issued within seven years.
                                                                                                       Comforters & More!
threatening its existence.
      Seth Adams, Franklin recreation direc-
tor, said the difference is that the RecPlex is
                                                        “The Macon County Commission will
                                                  prioritize the projects, but it’s likely the 5-6
                                                  school and East Franklin School will come
                                                                                                                                    • Down
                                                                                                                                    comforters          Vacation Rental
                                                                                                                                                            or B&B
                                                                                                                                    • Down blankets
a recreation center but the Franklin Fitness      first,” said Greenwood. “After that, possi-
                                                                                                                                    • 600 & 440
Center is different so the programming at         bly the RecPlex.”                                                                 thread count

                                                                                                                                                        on Mirror Lake
the RecPlex may not be as intense or as                 He said it’s very difficult to predict the                                  sheet sets
structured as that at a fitness center.           exact cost to the tax rate at this point be-                                      • Feather beds
      Commissioner Charlie Leatherman             cause no one knows which if any of the                                            • New shipment
said he can’t ensure that the RecPlex won’t       bond issuances will pass. “Also, we’ve esti-                                      of sheets
compete with the Franklin Fitness Center          mated high using a percentage rate of 5.5%                                          526-4905
in some way, “but it certainly isn’t the coun-    but the Feds just lower the interest rate ½
ty’s intent to shut anyone down.” “We don’t       point and it may decreased another ¼ by            Next to Farmers Market on the Main Street side
                                                  the end of November,” he said.
want to be viewed as the WalMart of gov-
ernment,” he said.                                      Whatever passes, the first batch of
      Adams said there will be some fees as-      bonds will be sold February 2008 with the                     10 a.m.-4 p.m.
sociated with use at the RecPlex but if 3,000     first payment to begin with fiscal year 2008-
people join, the recreation commission is         2009.
hoping to keep the fees to about $20 per
      Those against the RecPlex and the Parks
                                                        Using the Public Building bond of $6.5
                                                  million as an example, Greenwood said the
                                                  first payment will add two-tenths of a cent
                                                                                                     The Elephant’s
& Recreation Bond in general cite the cost
to the county and its citizens and question
the figures the recreation commission has
                                                  to the current tax rate, with the second pay-
                                                  ment — the highest in the succession of
                                                  payments — adding six-tenths of a cent to
                                                                                                     Foot Antiques
been given as to construction, maintenance        the current tax rate.
and operation.                                          “The amount will change each year and
      All the talk about money caused Bob-
by Kuppers, a teacher at Franklin High
                                                  will decline as the principal is paid back,”
                                                  he said. “The payment percentage is com-
                                                                                                     Antique and Decorative
School to have his say.
      “I’ve heard so much talk about money
                                                  puted on a declining principal basis.”
                                                        The reality will depend on which bond
                                                                                                       Home Furnishings,                                  Also for sale:
I just want to puke,” he said. “I grew up
here and when I left for college the rec park
                                                  issuances pass and which ones are issued
                                                  first. Greenwood said the county went high
                                                                                                     Accessories and Lighting                          Three beds, 3 baths, plus cottage. Huge
was just opening. Twenty-five years later I       on everything – interest rate and project                                                           decks, dock, canoe and paddleboat. Rent
came back to the same facilities I graduat-       costs across the board – just to be safe.                                                           entire lodge or cottage or individual suites.
ed from. We didn’t have soccer or swim-                                          – Kim Lewicki            680 N. Fourth Street                                    Call 828-342-2302
ming all we had was little league baseball
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                                                                                              The team’s record
Highlands                                                                                           is 4-1.
                                                                                               The next home
    Middle                                                                                       games are:
    School                                                                                    Thursday, Oct. 4
                                                                                              at 4 p.m.against
Volley Ball                                                                                     Fairview and
                                                                                              Monday, Oct. 8 at
     Team                                                                                      4 p.m. against
                                                                                                 Blue Ridge

       Skylar Wagner                   Lindsay Wagner       Kaitlin Lewis     Sydney Wagner       Emily Murphy

        Kim Machuca                    Becca Johnson      Copeland Hardin      Sayne Feria        Jenny Coram

                                        Alex Michaud      Kalyn Billingsley   Juliann Buras
               • UPCOMING EVENTS •
                                                                                                                    Highlands’ Newspaper - Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007 - Page 29

     On-going                                  “The Bible Tells Me So: uses and
     • Live music every night at 7:30          abuses of Holy Scripture” by Jim Hill
p.m. and during brunch on Sunday at                                •See EVENTS page 32
...on the Verandah restaurant.
     • Nantahala Tennis Association:
Meets Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. -noon                  HCP’s season
for Round Robin at Highlands Recre-
ation Park. All levels of play welcome.             subscriptions                              • Complete line of office
     • Live music at Fressers in Helen’s                                                                supplies
Barn with Cy Timmons Wed-Sat 6 p.m.                 available now                             • Laminating • Fax Service
     • Hal Philips at the piano at Sky-                                                            • Greeting Cards
line Lodge and Restaurant on Flat                                                                    • Laser paper
Mountain Road Fri. & Sat. at 6 p.m.
     • Live music with Angie Jenkins,                                                              • Ink Cartridges
Friday and Saturday nights at Old Clay-
ton Inn on Main Street in Clayton.                                                                  Highlands Plaza
     • NA open meeting every Saturday                                                                  526-3379
at 7:30 p.m. of the ACC Satelite Group
at the Graves Community Church, 242
Hwy 107 N. in Cashiers. Call 888-764-                                                                   Email
0365 or go to the website:                                                                                                                                         for Highlands’ Newspaper
     • Step Aerobics at the Rec Park, 4-
5 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays, Thurs-                                                            advertising information
days. $5 per class.
                                                                                                       • DAY TRIPS & EXCURSIONS •
                                               Members of the cast of “Raindrop
     • Beginners Clogging class Tues-          Waltz” rehearse for the Oct. 18-
day, 6-7 p.m. at the Sapphire Valley           21 and oct. 25-28 performances.
Community Center. Come have lots of                 For the past 12 years the Highlands
fun and exercise. Call 743-7663.
     • At Health Tracks at Highlands-
                                               Community Players (HCP) has brought
                                               the Highlands – Cashiers’ area quality
                                                                                                  DILLSBORO                           OLD CLAYTON INN
Cashiers Hospital, various exercise            entertainment at an affordable ticket              RIVER COMPANY, LLC
classes. Call Jeanette Fisher at 828-          price; striving to live up to their motto:                                                                  60 S. Main Street –
                                                                                              Mom Approved Rafting!                                           Clayton, GA
526-1FIT.                                      Good plays, well done.                              4-years-old or 40 lbs.
     • “The Circle of Life” support group           HCP has become a significant                  Rental & Guided Trips.
continues at the Highlands-Cashiers                                                                                                                         706-782-7722 for
                                               source in Southwest NC for the best in        Across from downtown Dillsboro                                   reservations
Hospital at the Jane Woodward room             drama, comedy, mystery, and next
201. It is designed for anyone who has         summer adding a musical comedy to                                                         Come for breakfast and lunch
experienced the loss of a loved one.           the season.                                                                                         everyday.
The group meets 10 a.m. until noon.                 The 2007-08 Season:                                                                     Prime Rib Dinner Buffet
For more information, call Barbara                  Oct. 18-21/Oct 25-28, 2007 The                                                       5-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Buchanan at 526-1402 or Florence               Raindrop Waltz a drama written by Gary
Flanagan at 743-2567.                                                                                                                               $15.95
                                               Carden and directed by Virginia Talbot.
     First Mondays                                                                                                                         (beer and wine available)
                                                    Feb 28, 29/March 1,2,7,8,9, 2008
     • Participate in your hospital by join-   Lend Me a Tenor a comedy written by
ing the Auxiliary of the Highlands-Cash-                                                        Highway 441    Dillsboro, NC             Also, Karaoke Saturday night
                                               Ken Ludwig and directed by Annette
iers Hospital. Auxiliary meetings are          Coleman.                                      (Toll Free) 1-866-586-3797
held the first Monday of each month at              May 8-11/May15-18 2008,The Last                   828-506-3610                            Special Carvery
10 a.m. at the hospital.                       Night of Ballyhoo, a comedy/drama                  Sunday Lunch, 11-2pm. $11.50
     Every Monday                              written by Alfred Uhry and directed by
     • Recreational Bridge 1 p.m. at the       Mary Adair Leslie.
Rec Park. $3 per person.
     Every Tuesday
     • Highlands Rotary Club meets at
                                                    And Aug 21-24/Aug 28-31,2008 A
                                               Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the           Family                                             Adventure
                                               Forum, a musical comedy by Stephen
noon at the Highlands Conference
     • Weight Watchers meets at the
                                               Sondheim, Burt Shevelove and Larry
                                               Gelbart, directed by Ronnie Spilton.
                                                    This year, after much discussion,
                                                                                               Float Trip                                         Canoe & Kayak Tours
Highlands Civic Center. Weigh-in is at
5:30. The meeting starts at 6 p.m.
     • Open Studio Night Figure Draw-
                                               the HCP Board decided to hold the
                                               individual ticket price at $15 except for
                                                                                               Adventures                                               & Rentals
                                                                                                                                                       Hiking Trips
                                               the musical, A Funny Thing Happened              KID’S
ing: Informal instruction available for        on the Way to the Forum. Because of the                                                               Llama Trekking
beginners. Bring your sketch pad or                                                            GO FOR
                                               additional cost of this undertaking               $10                                               Pontoon Boat Tours
paint box for a leisurely session of fig-      those tickets will be $25. With a season                                                            Fly Fishing Classes
ure drawing/painting. Cost is $12, $10         subscription priced at $55, subscribers       Great Smoky Mt. River Fun
for “Friends” of the Gallery.                                                                                                                       Mtn. Bike Rentals
     Every Wednesday
                                               will still receive one play free as they              Tuckaseegee                                        Rappeling
                                               did last year. Season subscribers also
     • “The Bible Tells Me So” at 6:15         get the first opportunity to reserve seats.           Outfitters
p.m. at the Highlands United Method-                Call: 828.526.8084 and leave a                      1-888-593-5050                1-800-903-4401 • 828-743-2052
ist Church. The assigned readings for          message. Someone will return your call.                Hwy. 74W • Dillsboro, N.C.
each week are taken from the book,             $55 for four plays…a great deal!
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                                                                  Hampton Glen
                                                                     Visit the model at 18-B
                                                                   Hampton Glen Lane, Cashiers.
                                                                     $439,000 - $459,000
                                                                        MLS# 63143

                                                                                                               Brand new townhouses in the heart
                                                                                                               of Sapphire Valley. These have it all
                                                                                                               — 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, a huge
                                                                                                               two-car garage and storage area,
                                                                                                               front and rear decks and full attics
                                                                                                               which can also be easily finished for
                                                                                                               a 4th bedroom, game room, or
                                                                                                               office. Horsepasture River frontage,
                                                                                                               walking trails and golf cart trails. All
                                                                                                               Sapphire Valley amenities and Red
                                                                                                               Bird Golf membership included.
                                                                                                               These are the best value in the area.
                                                                           Call Sherman Pope
                                                                            Broker Associate                        Buy now during
                                                                             828-787-2121                      construction to make any
                                                                             828-342-4277                              changes!.

                                                               Chris Gilbert
                                                  Phone: (828)-526-5296 or (828)-421-3161

                                                                   Left: Walk to downtown Highlands from
                                                                   this new log home with lots of charm.
                                                                   Three bedrooms, 3 baths, hand-hewn
                                                                   logs, two-story rock fireplace, Pine
                                                                   floors, professional landscaping, outdoor
                                                                   fire pit. Can have additional privacy or
                                                                   build additional homes on adjoining 3
                                                                   acres. Offered for $849,000 with addi-
                                                                   tional land also available.

                                                                   Right: Former home of Highlands pre-
                                                                   mier contractor Deadeye Potts. Wormy          REDUCED!
                                                                   chestnut in living room, some hardwood
                                                                   under carpet. Wonderful pond in back-
                                                                   yard with deck overlooking it. Private
                                                                   location, yet very close in. Downstairs
                                                                   basement area could be finished into
                                                                   more bedrooms and living space. Ex-
                                                                   tensively remodeled in recent years. 2
                                                                   bedrooms, 2 baths. Pond, privacy, ex-
                                                                   cellent construction, in-town. Unoccu-
                                                                   pied and easy to show. Reduced 50K
                                                                   from 998,000 to 948,000
                                                                                                                            Highlands’ Newspaper - Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007 - Page 31

                                      • STATE & FEDERAL POLITICS •                                                                                HOME FOR SALE

                   Major legislation passed last week
By Congressman Heath Shuler                      Medicare funding was protected.                erans by April or May 2008.
     Last week was a busy one in the                  The SCHIP legislation passed the               The agreement between General
House of Representatives. Major legisla-         House and Senate with overwhelming             Bodenheimer and the VA will allow the
tion was passed that will provide health         bipartisan support, 265-159 in the House       clinic to exist in the donated building for
care coverage to millions of American            and 67-29 in the Senate. The bill is now       the next 20 years.                                    NEW HOME/CHALET
children and to fix flaws in our nation’s        awaiting the President to act, either sign-         The opening of this clinic will ensure     10 MINS FROM TOWN OFF TURTLE
insurance programs. Additionally, I intro-       ing it into law or vetoing it.                 that veterans across Western North Caro-           POND, 2/1 WITH LOFT, POSS
duced legislation to help restore rights to           The second major piece of legislation     lina have convenient access to the health            3RD BEDROOM, .897AC
parents to decide what their children are        we passed was H.R. 3121, the Flood In-         care they have earned.                                  1177SQ’ $199,000
watching.                                        surance Reform and Modernization Act                On behalf of all the residents of West-
                                                                                                                                                     CALL TY @ 828-577-9261
     The State Children’s Health Insurance       of 2007. This bill also passed with strong     ern North Carolina I would like to offer
Program (SCHIP) was created by Con-              support from both parties, 263-146.            my thanks to General Bodenheimer for
gress in 1997 to provide health care cov-             The bill was designed to strengthen       this tremendous donation. He is a leader                    A   PROMISE FROM
erage for children of parents who earned         a number of weaknesses in the Flood In-        in every sense of the word.                           WAYAH INSURANCE GROUP
too much to qualify for Medicaid care,           surance Program that had been exposed               The House is in session Monday
but whose jobs did not offer health in-          by the historic 2005 hurricane season. The     through Thursday this week and is expect-
surance or did not earn enough to afford         Flood Insurance Reform and Moderniza-          ed to debate bills on increasing govern-
private insurance. The program, a part-          tion Act will update the program for the       mental accountability and to develop our
nership between states and the federal           21st Century by phasing out unnecessary        Nation’s infrastructure.
government, was extremely successful and         subsidies, encouraging broader participa-
won praise from Republican and Demo-             tion in the program, and increasing finan-
cratic governors alike. SCHIP’s original         cial accountability.
authorization was set to expire this year,
however, and the program needed to be
reauthorized by Congress to continue.
                                                      Last week I also joined with Con-
                                                 gressman Walter Jones, a Republican from
                                                 the eastern shore of North Carolina, to
                                                                                                       • OBITUARY •                               Steve, Lori, Judy, Janice, Pam, Lila, Leesa
     The bipartisan bill that was brought        introduce the Family Friendly Flights Act.                                                       “If we can’t offer you equal or better
forward and passed both the House and            This bill is designed to ensure that par-                                                       coverage with an equal or better price,
Senate provides that reauthorization for         ents have the ability to choose what mov-       Rosella Lucille McGraw                                we’ll tell you. Give us a try.
SCHIP for five years and preserves the           ies their children are seeing.                                                                       We want what’s best for you.”
coverage for all 6.6 million American chil-           The bill is in response to the growing              Sergi
                                                                                                                                                AUTO • BUSINESS • HOME • LIFE • HEALTH
dren currently covered by the program –          trend of airlines showing films on over-            Rosella Lucille McGraw Sergi, age 80,
                                                 head, main cabin screens that have been        of Highlands, NC died Saturday, Septem-         472 Carolina Way • Highlands, N.C.
including over 196,000 kids in North
                                                 rated “R” by the Motion Picture Associa-       ber 29, 2007 at the Highlands-Cashiers          828-526-3713 • 800-333-5188
     The bill also provides resources to the     tion of America. These are films filled with   Hospital.
States so they can enroll more children          violence and other graphic images that              Mrs. Sergi was born in Lewis Coun-
who are already eligible in the program,         children under the age of 17 would not         ty, KY the daughter of the late Willard and                        Christ
an estimated 3.8 million American chil-          be able to see in a movie theater. Howev-      Rosa Valley Reynolds McGraw. She was
dren. The bill does not expand the SCHIP         er, the airlines are showing these films to    married to James Patrick Sergi who died                           Anglican
program, rather it helps states reach more       captive audiences, including small chil-       August 9, 1974.
of their children. In North Carolina we          dren, on cross-country flights. It is unrea-        Mrs. Sergi was a retired sales clerk for                     Church
will be able to enroll an additional             sonable to ask parents to force their chil-    K & B Drugstore in New Orleans. Lucille
116,000 children in the program.                 dren to fly with their head down or at-        was a member of Liberty Baptist Church             Traditional • Conservative • Orthodox
     The bipartisan SCHIP reauthoriza-           tempt to divert their child’s attention for    in Cowee Valley, NC where she was a                           at the
tion also improves the health care cover-        the duration of a flight. As a parent of       former Sunday School teacher and was a             Highlands Community Center
age our children receive, ensuring dental        two small children, I believe that parents     member of the Women’s Group.
                                                 should be the ones deciding what their              She is survived by two daughters,           Serving Cashiers and Highlands
and mental health coverage.
     The bill is fully paid for by an increase   children see, not the airlines.                Gina Cantell of Dillard, GA and Mary Jo
in the federal tobacco excise tax. Our
Nation has nearly 47 million citizens liv-
                                                      This bill does not affect personal
                                                 DVD players or the seat back screens a
                                                                                                Gatti of Spring, TX; a son, James Michael
                                                                                                Sergi of Freeport, NY; eight grandchil-                  Sunday, Oct. 7
ing without the health insurance they
deserve — of those, millions are children.
                                                 plane may have, it only addresses the
                                                 main cabin screens. We are simply ask-
                                                                                                dren, Michael Sergi, Nichols Sergi, Melin-
                                                                                                da Sergi, Laura Sergi, Carl Gatti, Melissa
                                                                                                                                                          Holy Communion
I believe it is morally unacceptable for us,     ing the airlines be good corporate citizens,   Gatti, Crane Cantrell and Rosa Cantrell.                      11 a.m.
as a Nation, to allow these children to          just like for movie theater owners are, and         Memorial services will be announced
live without the ability to see a doctor         not allow young children to see these vi-      at a later date.                                         All services are at the
when they are sick. When given the choice        olent, often “R” rated films.                       In lieu of flowers, a memorial may              Highlands Community Center
between keeping the cost of cigarettes low            Last week we also received the excit-     be made to the Highlands -Cashiers Hos-           on Highway 64 next to the ballpark.
                                                 ing news that an agreement has been of-        pital Foundtion, c/o FELC Activities, PO
and providing health care for our chil-
                                                                                                Box 742, Highlands, NC 28741 or to the
                                                                                                                                                  For more information, call the
dren, I will choose our children.                ficially reached that will allow a Veterans
     I had voted against the original            Affairs clinic to open in Franklin, NC by      Macon County Humane Society, PO Box              Christ Anglican Church office at
House version of this legislation, because       late spring 2008. The VA clinic will be        81/851 Lake Emory Road, Franklin, NC                       526-2320
it contained cuts to Medicare A and B that       placed in a building donated by General        28744.                                
I thought were unnecessary. Those con-           F.P. Bodenheimer. The building is expect-           Bryant Funeral Home is in charge of
cerns were addressed in this final bill as       ed to be renovated and serving area vet-       arrangements.
                                                                                                                                                  All ARE WELCOME!
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                                                                              • BUSINESS NEWS •
    Saturday, Oct. 6, two signings at Cyrano’s – a photographer and an author
    Both photographer West Freeman and                  His striking images in “The French            how the colonial French and Spanish mer-           ana.
novelist Karen White will autograph at Cyr-        Quarter of New Orleans” and “Majesty of            chants, American settlers, enslaved and free             The main character is Brenna O’Brien,
ano’s Bookshop on Saturday afternoon,              the Mississippi Delta” (both with text by          black residents and their descendants lived.       owner of an historic movie theater and the
Oct. 6. West Freeman, a native of New Or-          Jim Frasier) are remarkable portraits of his-           The colonnaded splendor of planta-            only one of five sisters who is not yet mar-
leans and frequent visitor to Highlands, is        toric structures.                                  tions in the Mississippi-Yazoo Delta, the          ried.
an architectural photographer whose work                Exterior and interior shots of 18th-cen-      elegant wrought-iron galleries of Creole                 White describes her work as “grit lit —
has been featured in Architectural Digest          tury townhouses, 19th-century churches             homes in the quarter and the hushed at-            southern women’s fiction” and compares
and Southern Accents magazines.                    and 20th century public buildings show             mosphere in church aisles are captured in          it to “‘Steel Magnolias,’ laugh-while-you-cry
                                                                                                      Freeman’s photographs.                             fiction, with a little bit of a love story, a lit-
                                                                                                           But the bustling restaurants and hotels,      tle bit of mystery, but the focus is on a wom-
                                                                                                      intimate museums and homes of the fa-              an and her journey through life.”
                                                                                                      mous that visitors to the Crescent City and              “Pieces of the Heart,” another of
                                                                                                      the Delta remember from their trips are            White’s eight novels, is set in the North
                                                                                                      here, too, with architectural information          Carolina mountains, and will be of partic-
                                                                                                      and colorful, dramatic histories and anec-         ular interest to local readers; “The Color of
                                                                                                      dotes provided by Fraiser.                         Light” is centered on Pawley’s Island, S.C.
                                                                                                           If you haven’t yet been lucky enough                Ms. White’s fiction is addictive, and
                                                                                                      to experience New Orleans’ most historic           Cyrano’s co-owner Clair Simpson is her
                                                                                                      district or Mississippi’s rich riverlands, these   newest fan, having read most of her books
                                                                                                      two beautiful books prove wonderful, rich          during the past week. Ms. White will auto-
                                                                                                      guides. Mr. Freeman will sign his books            graph at Cyrano’s from 2-4 p.m. on Oct. 6.
                                                                                                      between noon and 2 p.m. on Oct. 6.                       Cyrano’s Bookshop is located at 390
                                                                                                           Novelist Karen White has a New Or-            Main Street in Highlands, North Carolina.
                                                                                                      leans connection, too — she graduated              Books can be reserved for autographing by
                                                                                                      from Tulane. White now lives near Atlanta,         calling (828) 526-5488 or sending an e-
                                                                                                      and some of her seven novels are set in            mail to
                                                                                                      Georgia, though her latest, “Learning to                 To learn more about our store please
                                                                                                      Breathe,” takes place in small-town Louisi-        visit

                                                                            Carole Oxford, Broker, Highlands, NC
                                                                            Cell: 828-200-0614 • Tel: 828-526-4321
                                                                            Fax: 928-526-4326 • Toll Free: 888-526-4321

                   HARDSCRABBLE RIDGE

                     A private gated residential community in Highlands, N.C.
   Exceptional estate-size view lots on gentle sloping terrain. • Lots from 1.6 acres to 3.6 acres.
                                       Prices from $550,000
      Offered exclusively by Oxford Properties and The Chambers Agency • 828-526-3717                 Priced from $1.2 million • Luxury Town Homes Living Designed in the Tradition of Old Edwards
                                                                                                     Highlands’ Newspaper - Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007 - Page 33

                    • BUSINESS NEWS •
  Founder of Morris Museum of Art talks of
    changing from small local enterprise to
regional art center with Bascom-Louise Gallery
                                                                                                Broadway Melodies
                                                                                              at Highlands Playhouse
                                                                                                      Oct. 4-7
                                                                                                    Oct. 11-14

                                                                                 People are reading on the street and on the
                                                                                  web – 7,500 in all. Spend your advertising
                                                                                  dollar wisely! Put it where it will be seen.
                                                                                                 Call 526-0782

Members of the Bascom-Louise Gallery gathered Saturday at the Performing
Art Center to hear Billy Morris, founder of the Morris Museum in Augusta,
                                                                                                                        Ruby Cinemas
Ga. The Bascom-Louise Gallery is changing from a small enterprise into a
major, multi-purpose regional art center, and Morris spoke to members about                                                    Hwy. 441, Franklin
how his museum was able to transform into an acclaimed arts institution                                                           524-2076
that has become an authority on Southern art. Above, Morris talks about
his museum’s permanent collection. Below, Morris, left, chats with Bob Fisher,                                                   Oct. 5-11
center, art center chairman, and member Duncan Greenlee at the after-
lecture party. For more information on the Bascom-Louise Gallery or how to
                                                                                                                                 THE SEEKER:
become a member, call (828) 526-0207.
                                                                                   390 Main Street • 526-5488           THE DARK IS RISING rated PG
                                                                                                                           Mon - Fri: (4:10), 7:10, 9:10
                                                                                 Upcoming Book Signings                Sat & Sun: (2:10), (4:10), 7:10, 9:10

                                                                                                                               THE GAME PLAN
                                                                                           October 6                                rated PG
                                                                                         West Freeman                      Mon - Fri: (4:05), 7:05, 9:05
                                                                                   “The French Quarter of New          Sat & Sun: (2:05), (4:05), 7:05, 9:05
                                                                                                                                THE KINGDOM
                                                                                          noon-2 p.m.                                rated R
                                                                                          Karen White                       Mon - Fri: (4:20), 7, 9:20
                                                                                      “Learning to Breathe”               Sat & Sun: (2), (4:20), 7, 9:20
                                                                                            2-4 p.m.                     RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION
                                                                                          October 13                               rated R
                                                                                          Sandra Brown                          Mon - Fri: 7:15
                                                                                                                            Sat & Sun: (2:15), 7:15
                                                                                           "Play Dirty"
                                                                                           noon-3 p.m.                           3:10 TO YUMA
                                                                                 Anne Sharpsteen with Vivian Cash                    rated R
                                                                                        "I Walk the Line"                       Daily: (4:15), 9:15
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                                                             • UPCOMING EVENTS •
                                                                                           school cafeteria 3-4:30 p.m. All 6-8               • Public forum on Macon County
                                                                                                                                         School System Building Plan 7-8 p.m.,
      New set designer for HCP’s                                                           grade girls are welcome. Come have
                                                                                           fun while serving others. For more in-        at East Franklin Elementary School
                                                                                           formation, call Kim Lewicki 526-0782.         gym. Driving questions and aims to be
       first play of the season                                                                 Through Thursday, Oct. 18
                                                                                                • 2007 Macon County Basketball
                                                                                                                                         addressed: What are our Priorities with-
                                                                                                                                         in the school system Facilities Plan?
      A brand new                                                   raiser for the Jack-
                                                                                           registration. There are four age              Why did we establish these Priorities?
 special effect for                                                 son Macon Con-
                                                                                           divisions this year: 6-7 year olds, 8-9       How will the Plan be carried out? Pro-
 the Highlands                                                      servation Alliance.
                                                                                           year olds, 10-12 year olds, and 13-16         vide an opportunity for all stakehold-
 Community Play-                                                         In her past ca-
                                                                                           year olds. Fees this year are as follows:     ers to provide the district leadership
 ers will be used                                                   reer, she has pro-
                                                                                           $35 for the first child, $30 for the          and Board of Education with feedback
 during their first                                                 duced a number
                                                                                           second child, $25 for the third, and so       regarding the Plan.
 play of the new                                                    of fundraising
                                                                                           forth. Applications can be picked up               Friday, Oct. 5
 season, “The Rain-                                                 events for non-
                                                                                           and dropped off at the Highlands                   • Collect Spirits Auction at Fine Art
 drop Waltz” by                                                     profit organiza-
                                                                                           Recreation Department. For further            Center.
 Gary Carden, a                                                     tions, being re-
                                                                                           information contact Rebecca R. Shuler              Saturday, Oct. 6
 drama set in the                                                   sponsible for the
                                                                                           at 828-526-8425.                                   • 90th birthday party for Opal Lee
 southern Appala-                                                   theme, budget, de-
                                                                                                Thurs.-Sunday, Oct. 4-7                  Allsep Hedden, wife of the late Wilbur
 chian Mountains.                                                   sign, and con-
                                                                                                • Broadway Melodies is a foot            R. Hedden, Jr., 3 p.m. in the Highlands
 With the help of                                                   struction of multi-
                                                                                           tapping, sing-a-long musical tribute to       United Methodist Church Fellowship
 set designer Kathy                                                 media sets in large
                                                                                           the songs and women of Broadway who           Hall. All friends and family are invited
 (Kat) Evans, a                                                     spaces.
                                                                                           capture our hearts. Just a few of the         to join in the celebration.
 translucent diffu-                                                      For children’s
                                                                                           wonderful songs you will hear are                  • Hurricane Creek Fall Fling Dance
 sion cloth known                                                   theater she has
                                                                                           “Some People” Gypsy, “I Can’t Say No”         at the Instant Theatre Company at 8
 as a scrim will al-                                                created sets and
                                                                                           Oklahoma, “The Wiz and I” Wicked,             p.m. call 828 342-9197 starting Oct. 1.
 low the presenta-                                                  costumes (“Wiz-
                                                                                           and “Sun In the Morning” Annie Get                 • The Second Annual Scaly
 tion of characters                                                 ard of Oz” and
                                                                                           Your Gun, along with others from Les          Mountain Turkey Shoot at the site of
 from the past that Virginia Talbot and Kathy Evans dis- “ C h a n t i c l e e r ”
                                                                                           Miserables, Company, Cabaret, I Love          the new Scaly Mountain Volunteer Fire
 now exist only in cuss the effects of the material.                among them); for
                                                                                           You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, and          Station on Hale Ridge Road, just off of
 the imagination of                                                 summer stock the-
                                                                                           Follies. To reserve tickets in advance        NC Highway 106. There is no
 the play’s main character.                  ater she worked as crew, designed sets and
                                                                                           please call the box office from 10 a.m.       admission for these full days of old-
      Also on stage in Kathy’s design is a props for productions such as “The Tam-
                                                                                           to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday at          fashioned Fall fun that will benefit the
 small mountain cabin, a doctor’s office ing of the Shrew,” “Kiss Me Kate,” and
                                                                                           526-2695. Showtimes are 8 p.m.                Scaly        Mountain        Community
 that will later be converted into another “Our Town.”
                                                                                           Thursday through Saturday and a               Association LLC which is overseeing
 location in the story, and a mural of Blue       Kathy Evans heads up the Highlands
                                                                                           Sunday Matinee at 2 p.m.                      the ongoing restoration of the Historic
 Ridge Mountains fading into the distance. Community Players’ hard-working set
                                                                                                Tuesday, Oct. 2                          Scaly School House on Buck Knob
      Originally from Pennsylvania, Kathy construction team that usually includes
                                                                                                • The film “A Good Year” showing         Road. For additional information call
 Evans now lives in a cabin herself. She’s Bill Hall, Jim Schulte, Dave Fouser, Fritz
                                                                                           at PAC as part of its film festival at 7:30   Huskey at 787-1860.
 been a fulltime resident of Highlands since Toussaint, Bob Trevathan, Bill Rethorst,
                                                                                           p.m. Refreshments are at 7 p.m. The                • Harvest Bazaar at the Lodge in
 2003 when she purchased her 200-year- Bill Reynolds, Jodie and Caroline Cook,
                                                                                           movie is free but donations are               Sky Valley, GA, sponsored by the
 old log cabin. She has, however, been Paul Black, and David Rohrer.
                                                                                           accepted.                                     Women of the Chapel Sky Valley. There
 coming to Highlands for almost 20 years          Subscriptions for the Community
                                                                                                Thursday, Oct. 4                         will be antiques, kitchen items, home-
 visiting in her family home in Highlands Players upcoming season are now on sale.
 Falls Country Club.                         Call 526-8084 and leave a message to
      Kathy holds a degree in Art Education request subscription information. “The
 from the Moore College of Art in Phila- Raindrop Waltz” opens Oct. 18 and runs                     ‘Hurricane Creek’ at ITC on Oct. 6
 delphia and studied cinematography at Thursday – Sunday through Oct. 28 at
 West Chester University. She taught art the Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts
 classes in Highlands at the Bascom-Lou- Center in Highlands. Individual tickets
 ise Gallery and most recently created the for this first play go on sale on Saturday,
 “environment” for the Beetle Ball fund- Oct.r 13.

and Rand Cheadle. This book is cur-                • At Main Street Inn, Lisa Price pi-
rently out-of-print so copies of each         ano and vocals in the wine bar 6-9 p.m.
reading assignment will be handed out              • Al-Anon Meetings, noon in the
each week. The study will meet in the         First Presbyterian Church basement
Fellowship Hall — beginning promptly          at Fifth & Main Street.
at 6:15 and will last approximately one            • Women’s Bible Study at 9:30 am
hour.                                         - 11:45 am at Community Bible Church.
    • Highlands MountainTop Rotary            Beth Moore’s Believing God. All wom-
Club meets at the Highlands Confer-           en are invited.
ence Center at 7:30 a.m.                           Every Saturday
    Every Third Wednesday                          • Live music at Cyprus Restaurant
    • Study sessions at the Universal         in the Dillard Village Shopping Center
Unitarian Fellowship Hall in Franklin. A      at 9:30 p.m. $10 cover.
$5 soup-supper will be served at 5:30              • Children’s classes ongoing at           The weather is getting cooler and the leaves are starting their changes. The
p.m. Study sessions will begin at 6:30        Bascom-Louise Gallery – cost is $5 per         Instant Theatre Company is bringing in the Fall with Hurricane Creek on
p.m. For more information call 828-524-       student.                                       Saturday, October 6, for a Fall Dance. The festivities will be heard and
6777 or 706-746-9964.                              Every Friday                              experienced at the Studio on Main, Main Street, Oak Square in Highlands
    Every Thursday                                 • The Girls’ Clubhouse meets in the       starting at 8PM. 828-342-9197 for information.
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                                                              • UPCOMING EVENTS •
baked goods, gifts for children and             Classic hosted by the Old Edwards Inn
pets, white elephant collectibles,
holiday decorations and more.
                                                & Spa 9 a.m. at the MountainTop Golf
                                                and Lake Club in Cashiers. Cost is
                                                                                                 Bid absentee for items in art
     • Book signings at Cyrano’s Book
Shop. Noon to 2-p.m. photographer
                                                $250 per person, or $1,000 per team.
                                                Call 526-9938, ext. 410 to sign up.
                                                                                                 center’s Art & Wine Auction
West Freeman will autograph “The                     • Bolivian Auction and dinner at
French Quarter of New Orleans” and              Highlands Country Club to benefit the
from 2-4 p.m., author Karen White will          Bolivian Mission. Admission: $125.
autograph “Learning to Breathe.”                     For information about the fundrais-
     Sunday, Oct. 7                             ers, please call 526-3605.
     • The Nantahala Hiking Club will                Tuesday, Oct. 9
take an easy 2-mile hike to the view-                • Bagpipe & drum concert 7 p.m. at
point on Pickens Nose with great views          the Sapphire Valley Community Cen-
into Georgia and the valley of the Little       ter. Traditional and “not-so” traditional
Tennessee River. Meet at Westgate               tunes as done on the Great Highland
Plaza in Franklin (opposite Burger              Bagpipes and Drums.Music, a wee bit
King) at 2 p.m. Drive 40 miles round            of history and a skirl of humor! $5.
trip. Bring water, a snack if you wish,         743~7663
and wear sturdy, comfortable shoes.                  • Public forums on Macon County
Hikes are limited to 20. Call leader Kay        School System Building Plan 7-8 p.m.,
Coriell, 369-6820, for reservations or          at Franklin High School gym. Driving
more information. Visitors are welcome,         questions and aims to be addressed:
but no pets please.                             What are our Priorities within the school
     Monday, Oct. 8                             system Facilities Plan? Why did we es-
     • The Peggy Crosby Center Golf             tablish these Priorities? How will the
                                                Plan be carried out? Provide an oppor-
                                                tunity for all stakeholders to provide the
                                                district leadership and Board of Edu-
                                                cation with feedback regarding the            This Janet Whitehead painting is one of 72 items up for bid at the Art &
                                                Plan.                                         Wine Auction.
                                                     Wednesday, Oct. 10
                                                     • Karaoke Party with FLO at the                For the first time ever, Highlands       offerings Tuesdays through Saturdays
                                                Sapphire Valley Community Center at           residents don’t have to be present at the      from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
                                                7 p.m. 743~7663                               Art & Wine Auction to bid on the many               For more information, call (828)
                                                     Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 11-13            fabulous items available. People can bid       526-0732.
                                                     • ‘Pattern, Rhythm, Beat, Measure,       absentee, Christie’s-style.                         A sampling of the 72 items up for
                                                and Breath in Nature, Art, and                      The event will take place on Oct. 5      bid:
                                                Self…’The title is a mouthful, but it’s       at The Farm of Old Edwards Inn. All                 • Oil painting by Valerie Lennon,
                                                also a bountiful platterful of ideas, tech-   proceeds will benefit the Bascom-Lou-          “The Pleasure of Your Company”
                                                niques, exercises and processes that          ise Gallery, Highlands’ nonprofit art               • “Mother and Child” painting by
                                                will make your artwork sparkle and zing.      center.                                        Rosemary Stiefel
                                                Laurence Holden, master of mixed me-                “You don’t have to buy a seat at the          • One week in September at the
                                                dia will offer this class at the Bascom-      dinner to bid, which is great, since we        Fishers’ Sea Island house
                                                Louise Gallery on Oct. 11-13,from 10          are just about sold out,” said Walter               • “Cocktails in the Clouds” buffet
                                                a.m. to 5 p.m. “Pattern, rhythm, beat,        Wingfield, co-chair of the event with          at Marsha and Jim Meadows’ house
                                                measure and breath are the most es-           Charlotte Merry. “All you have to do is             • 2004 Around the World mixed
        There is a low rumble being heard       sential elements in both art and life,”       get an absentee form and return it to us       case of wines
  across the nation. As the rumble grows        said Donna Rhodes, the gallery’s edu-         the day before the event. We’ll make sure           • An 8-week-old Bichon Frise pup-
  louder, it becomes a chuckle, turning         cation director. “They are the alchemal       your bids are entered. It’ll be just like      py
  into laughter as it gets closer and closer.   elements that make us all kith and kin        you’re there.”                                      • Golf lessons for two at exclusive
        The sound is being made by the          on this blue green planet. Join Lau-                This year’s items are sure to create a   Mountain Lake Golf School in Lake
  stand up comedians that have been             rence on a studio exploration of just         bidding frenzy, organizers said. Lots          Wales, Fla.
  invited to The Instant Theatre                how these elements can enliven our art        range from beautiful artwork and high-              • Pottery pieces by Matthew and
  Company’s Comedy Festival. For two            and our vision of the world around us         quality wines to a host of specialty items,    Sid Luck
  weekends on October 18, 19, 20,               and within us.” All levels of expertise       such as a week at Sea Island, a hand-               • Four days at The Chateau, one
  25,26, and 27th laughter and joy will         are welcome. The cost is $200 ($165           carved jade necklace, a diamond brace-         of Highlands’ more elaborate moun-
  fill the Studio on Main in Oak Square         for members of the gallery). Call (828)       let, and even a Bichon Frise puppy.            taintop spreads
  on Main Street in Highlands.                  526-4949, 4#, for more information.                 To bid absentee, stop by the gallery          • Custom-designed diamond
        Seminars on Stand up Comedy                  Wednesday, Oct. 10                       (inside the Hudson Library) to pick up         bracelet by Drake’s Diamond Gallery
  for young and old, stand up comedy                 • High Mountain Squares will dance       a form and take a look at the items up              • A week on the Mediterranean
  shows with no two shows alike, the            this Wednesday night 7- 9 p.m. at the         for bid, or call (828) 526-0732 to re-         aboard the luxurious Seabourn Legend
  “Music Dude” Benny Skyn, and live             Macon County Community Building on            quest a form. Absentee bids will be ac-             • Chocolate fox-trimmed capelet
  radio broadcasts from Main Street are         Georgia Rd (441S). The callers will be        cepted until 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct.          by McCulley’s with accompanying an-
  some of the gems you can experience.          Bob & Lorrie Morrison from Duluth, GA.        4, and forms can be dropped off at the         tique jade necklace from Stone Lantern
  The Instant Theatre Company                   We dance Modern Western Stytle                gallery or faxed to (828) 526-0277.                 • 1900’s vintage Persian rug
  Comedy Festival is being hosted by Al         square dancing. All vistors are wel-                Items and artwork will be on dis-             • 1985 Opus One signed by Rob-
  Ernst and his EMan Nation of                  come. For more information call: 349-         play at the Bascom-Louise Gallery              ert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de
  Comedy. I doesn’t get any funnier than        0905,369-8344.                                through Oct. 2. The community is in-           Rothschild
  this. Make your reservations now by                Thurs.-Sunday, Oct. 11-14                vited to come by and take a look at the             • A week at St. Simon’s Island
  calling 828-342-9197.
                                                                     •See EVENTS page 36
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                                                             • UPCOMING EVENTS •
                                                                                               • At Acorn’s, Mary Louise/Bijoux de     BONFIRE at the Sapphire Valley
     It’s ‘Broadway Melodies’ instead of                                                  Mer Trunk Show. Mary Louise’s exclu-
                                                                                          sive line of 18k gold jewelry has a dis-
                                                                                                                                       Community Center at 5:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                       weather permitting. 743~7663.
   ‘Forever Plaid’ at Highlands Playhouse                                                 tinctively feminine flair. Bijoux de Mer
                                                                                          or Jewels of the Sea, specializes in
                                                                                                                                            • Ballroom Dance at the Sapphire
                                                                                                                                       Valley Community Centerwith live
             Oct. 4-7 & Oct. 11-14                                                        pearls and precious stones.
                                                                                               Saturday, Oct. 13
                                                                                                                                       music by Minor Adjustment at 7 p.m.
                                                                                                                                       Light appetizers, BYOB mixers.
                                                                                               • Yard Sale at Highlands School to      743~7663
                                                                                          benefit the Junior-Senior Prom.                   Tuesday–Saturday, Oct. 16-20
                                                                                               • Guatemala Mission Trip Fundrais-           • At Bascom-Louise Gallery, “Art-
                                                                                          er at Toxaway Community Center at            ist’s Photo Reference,” taught by inter-
                                                                                          6:30 p.m. Come for fellowship and fun        nationally known color pencil painter
                                                                                          and help raise money for this year’s         Gary Greene, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
                                                                                          mission trip. The event will include a       Class begins with a photographic field
                                                                                          lasagna dinner, live entertainment,          trip, followed by a return to the class-
                                                                                          clogging, baked goods and an auction         room. All levels of expertise are wel-
                                                                                          for items and services. For more infor-      come. The cost is $350 ($315 for art
                                                                                          mation call Dan Smith at 743-7917.           center members). For more informa-
                                                                                               • At Main Street Inn and Cyrano’s       tion, call Bascom-Louise Gallery at
                                                                                          Bookshop, Dinner and Walking Ghost           (828) 526-4949, ext. 4
                                                                                          Tour, with Stephanie Burt Williams au-            Tuesday, Oct. 16
                                                                                          thor of “Haunted Hills.” $45 per person           • Public forums on Macon County
                                                                                          includes four-course gourmet dinner.         School System Building Plan 7-8 p.m.,
                                                                                          Cash bar at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7        at Macon Middle School media center.
                                                                                          p.m. Reservations required. Call 828-        Driving questions and aims to be ad-
                                                                                          5626-2590 or 800-213-9142.                   dressed: What are our Priorities within
                                                                                               • 25th Annual Highlands Arts &          the school system Facilities Plan? Why
                                                                                          Crafts Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the         did we establish these Priorities? How
                                                                                          Highlands Civic Center, Highway 64           will the Plan be carried out? Provide
                                                                                          East, Highlands. Free admission and          an opportunity for all stakeholders to
                                                                                          parking. More than 100 vendors - four        provide the district leadership and
       Broadway Melodies is a foot tapping,   cians to delight your ears and eyes.
                                                                                          raffle drawings with prizes donated by       Board of Education with feedback re-
   sing-a-long musical tribute to the songs        Please join us at Highlands Play-
                                                                                          popular artists - sponsored by the High-     garding the Plan.
   and women of Broadway who capture          house on October 4th through the 7th
                                                                                          lands Woman’s Club and the Highlands              • Leadership Highlands is sponsor-
   our hearts.                                and 11th through the 14th to enjoy Broad-
                                                                                          Recreation Department.                       ing a “Candidate’s Forum” at the High-
       Just a few of the wonderful songs      way Melodies.
   you will hear are “Some People” Gypsy,
                                                                                               • At Cyrano's Bookshop, author          lands Community Center from 6:30-
                                                   To reserve tickets in advance please
                                                                                          Sandra Brown signing "Play Dirty" 1-3        8:30 p.m.
   “I Can’t Say No” Oklahoma, “The Wiz        call the box office from 10 a.m. to 5
                                                                                          p.m.                                              Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 18-21
   and I” Wicked, and “Sun In the Morn-       p.m. Monday through Saturday at
                                                                                               • The Nantahala Hiking Club will             • Highlands Community Players
   ing” Annie Get Your Gun, along with        526.2695.
                                                                                          take a moderate 6-mile hike to the pot-      production “The Raindrop Waltz” at
   others from Les Miserables, Company,            Tickets are also available one hour
                                                                                          holes on the upper Chattooga River.          PAC. 8 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.
   Cabaret, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now   in advance at the box office the day of
   Change, and Follies.
                                                                                          Meet at the Highlands Bank of Ameri-         Call 526-8084 for tickets.
                                              the show. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thurs-
                                                                                          ca at 10:00 or call leader for an alter-          Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 18-20
       We know you will enjoy this fun        day through Saturday and a Sunday
                                                                                          nate meeting place on Whiteside Cove              • The Instant Theatre Company’s
   loving and entertaining evening with       Matinee at 2 p.m.
                                                                                          road if coming from Cashiers. Bring          Comedy Festival featuring funny man
   four talented female singers and musi-
                                                                                          water, lunch, and wear sturdy, comfort-      Al Ernst and other national stand-up co-
                                                                                          able shoes. Drive 15 miles round trip.       medians with music by Benny Skyn.
     • Broadway Melodies is a foot            School System Building Plan 7-8 p.m.,       Hikes are limited to 20. Call leader Vir-    Calll 828 342-9197 for more info be-
tapping, sing-a-long musical tribute to       at Iotla Elementary School gym. Driv-       ginia Talbot, 526-4904, for reservations     ginning Oct. 1.
the songs and women of Broadway who           ing questions and aims to be ad-            or more information. Visitors are wel-            Thursday, Oct. 18
capture our hearts. Just a few of the         dressed: What are our Priorities within     come, but no pets please.                         • Steele/Shooting Star Vineyards
wonderful songs you will hear are             the school system Facilities Plan? Why           • At Main Street Inn and Cyrano’s       Wine dinner at OEI’s The Farm.Each
“Some People” Gypsy, “I Can’t Say No”         did we establish these Priorities? How      Bookshop, Dinner and Walking Ghost           dinner is $169 per person, inclusive of
Oklahoma, “The Wiz and I” Wicked,             will the Plan be carried out? Provide       Tour, with Stephanie Burt Williams au-       tax and gratuity. Call 828-787-2604.
and “Sun In the Morning” Annie Get            an opportunity for all stakeholders to      thor of “Haunted Hills.” $45 per person           • Public forums on Macon County
Your Gun, along with others from Les          provide the district leadership and         includes four-course gourmet dinner.         School System Building Plan 7-8 p.m.,
Miserables, Company, Cabaret, I Love          Board of Education with feedback re-        Cash bar at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7        at Nantahala School gym. An opportu-
You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, and          garding the plan.                           p.m. Reservations required. Call 828-        nity for all stakeholders to provide the
Follies. To reserve tickets in advance             • The Western Mountains Reading        5626-2590 or 900-213-9142.                   district leadership and Board of Edu-
please call the box office from 10 a.m.       Council will meet at the Franklin Library        • Mark your calendar for the            cation with feedback regarding the
to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday at          at 4:30 p.m. The program will be on         Jackson-Macon Conservation Alliance          Plan.
828-526-2695. Tickets are also                N.C. Live                                   Fall Forest Fest. Gather a couple of              Friday & Saturday, Oct. 20-21
available one hour in advance at the               Friday & Saturday, Oct. 12-13          friends and call J-MCA at 828-526-9938            • Art League of Highlands “Fall Col-
box office the day of the show.                    • Folk Art craft show “Don’t Count     ext. 320 to reserve your table for a night   ors Fine Art Show” at the Civic Center
Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday                 Your Chickens” featuring items for          of great food, fun, door prizes, raffles     Recreation Park in Highlands, NC, from
through Saturday and a Sunday                 home, garden, body and soul. 10 a.m.        and entertainment at at the beautiful        10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fine original art, jew-
Matinee at 2 p.m.                             to 6 p.m. at the Highlands Community        Highlands Falls Country Club.                elry, photography and much more by
     Thursday, Oct. 11                        Center on U.S. 64 east.                          • Hamburger grill-out and bonfire       over 40 artists. Art activities for
     • Public forums on Macon County               Friday-Sunday, Oct. 12-14              AMBURGER            GRILL-OUT         and    kids both days in the Children’s Art
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                                                             • UPCOMING EVENTS •
Room. Free admission. Door prizes.             car shuttle. Meet at Westgate Plaza in
For information call Karen Taylor at
828-526-2177 or Dottie Bruce at 828-
                                               Franklin (opposite Burger King) at 9:30
                                               a.m. Bring water, lunch, and wear stur-
                                                                                                 Crafted, grown, canned or
     Saturday, Oct. 20
                                               dy, comfortable shoes. Hikes are limit-
                                               ed to 20. Call leader Bill Van Horn, 369-
                                                                                                      sewn... find it at
     • The Nantahala Hiking Club will          1983, for reservations or more informa-
take a 3.5 mile moderate hike from the         tion. Visitors are welcome, but no pets          Highlands Craft Show Oct. 13
upper Whitewater Falls to the Bad              please.
Creek Reservoir parking area. There                • REACH Of Macon County’s
will be some scrambling over roots and         Motorcycle Poker Run features a 70
rocks, but great views of the falls and        mile colorful trip through some of
in the gorge below. Meet at the Cash-          Western North Carolina’s most
iers Wachovia Bank (in back) at 10:00          beautiful scenery. A hand is $25 with
a.m. Drive 40 miles round trip. Bring          additional hands available for $10. The
water, lunch, and wear sturdy, comfort-        run begins at Franklin Ford on US 441
able shoes. Hikes are limited to 20. Call      N of Franklin, between 8:30 am and 10
leaders Mike and Susan Kettles, 743-           am. The run proceeds from Franklin
1079, for reservations or more informa-        Ford to downtown Franklin, then out NC
tion. Visitors are welcome, but no pets        28N to the intersection of US 19. The
please.                                        run turns left at the intersection and
     • The Nantahala Hiking Club will          goes to the Intersection of US 19 and
take a moderate-to-strenuous 4.5 mile          the Wayah Road. Riders follow the
hike from Wayah Crest to Sawmill Gap           Wayah Road to the intersection of Old
on the Appalachian and Bartram trails          US 64 W and the ride concludes at
with an elevation gain of 1,000 feet and       REACH’s Meadow Lark Farm on Old
great views. Drive 25 miles with a short       US 64 W. Registration begins at 8:30
                                                                                                     The 25th annual Highlands craft             Four lucky raffle tickets owners will
       ‘Fall Colors Fine Art Show’                                                             show is Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
                                                                                               at the Highlands Civic Center. One
                                                                                                                                            win one of the beautiful donated raffle
                                                                                                                                            items. Raffle tickets are $1 each or $5
              Oct. 20 & 21                                                                     hundred vendors are scheduled to set
                                                                                               up their booths and be ready to entice
                                                                                                                                            for six and can be purchased the day of
                                                                                                                                            the craft show.
                                                                                               visitors to buy their wares.                      All raffle proceeds go to payment
                                                                                                     For 25 years, people have come to      of the mortgage on the building where
                                                                                               this very special one-day event know-        Fibbers is located.
                                                                                               ing that it is the best place to find one-        To be raffled this year are: a beauti-
                                                                                               of-a-kind gifts, unique pieces of art, de-   ful fall floral piece created by Nancy
                                                                                               licious foods and condiments, exotic         Ostema of Cosper Flowers; a basket of
                                                                                               jewelry, and handmade wood and met-          delicious jams, jellies, pickles and other
                                                                                               al pieces.                                   homemade treats prepared by Jodie
                                                                                                     Each year there are more applicants    Zoellner and Martha Hawthorne; a
                                                                                               to participate than space allows, assur-     hand-made quilt “Mountain Primitive”
                                                                                               ing you that each booth offers the best,     made by Mary Lou Dendy; a delightful-
                                                                                               top quality and highly desirable mer-        ly charming birdhouse made by George
                                                                                               chandise. This is an event loved by both     and Sue Ann Smith. Admission and
                                                                                               exhibitors and visitors in part, because     parking are free. Craft items to be given
                                                                                               it is all under the roof of the Civic Cen-   away at this year’s crafts show. You do
                                                                                               ter and protected from inclement             not have to be present to win.
                                                                                               weather.                                          Admission and parking are free.

                                                                                            a.m. and closes at 10 am. For                        • Public forms on Macon County
                                                                                            additional information or advance               School System Building Plan 7-8 p.m.,
                                                                                            registration, call 828-369-0854                 at South Macon Elementary School
                                                                                                 Sunday, Oct. 21                            gym. Driving questions and aims to be
   Bonnie Adams always makes a big splash with the kids when she dem-                                                                       addressed: What are our Priorities with-
   onstrates how she does Chinese sume-i brush painting during the Art
                                                                                                 • The Nantahala Hiking Club will
                                                                                            take an easy-to-moderate 2-mile hike            in the school system Facilities Plan?
   League of Highlands Fall Colors Fine Art Show. The upcoming event is                                                                     Why did we establish these Priorities?
   October 20 and 21 at the Recreation Park in Highlands.
                                                                                            on a pretty loop trail around Lake
                                                                                            Chatuge and up a small mountain in              How will the Plan be carried out? Pro-
        The Art League of Highlands Fall        piring artists.                             Jack Rabbit Mt. State Park in Georgia.          vide an opportunity for all stakehold-
   Colors Fine Art Show will be an event             The dates are Oct. 20 and 21 from      Meet at Westgate Plaza in Franklin (op-         ers to provide the district leadership
   showcasing the original art work of over     10-5. Encouraging the young is one of the   posite Burger King) at 2:00 p.m. Drive          and Board of Education with feedback
   50 artists.                                  Art League’s primary focuses so the Chil-   55 miles round trip. Bring water, a snack       regarding the plan.
        The gymnasium at the Recreation         dren’s Art Room and “Hallway Hat Rack       if you wish, and wear sturdy, comfort-               • N.C. Christian Women’s Connec-
   Park in Highlands is the perfect place to    Show” will be in full swing during the      able shoes. Hikes are limited to 20. Call       tion dinner with fashion show, music by
   house so many creative people.               show.                                       leader Kay Coriell, 369-6820, for res-          Fashionable Melodies and speaker
        Some of the artists will be demon-           Admission is free and door prizes      ervations or more information. Visitors         Mary Moore speaking on “Finding
   strating their working methods and are       will be given.                              are welcome, but no pets please.                Peach in the Ashes of My Expectation”
   happy to share their techniques with as-                                                      Tuesday, Oct. 23                                                  •See EVENTS page 38
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                                                        • UPCOMING EVENTS •
at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Building in Franklin.     site Burger King) at 8 a.m. Drive 35 miles round trip.    player thereafter. Call Lucky Dog Volleyball at
Call Georgann at 369-9117 by noon Oct. 18 for res-      Bring water, lunch, a hiking stick, and wear sturdy,      877.665.6661
ervations.                                              comfortable shoes. Hikes are limited to 20. Call leader        Saturday, Dec. 8
     • Highlands is sponsoring a “Candidates’ Forum”    George Gover, 349-1509, for information. No pets               • The Highlands Community Christian Chorale
at the Highlands Community Center from 6:30-8:30        please.                                                   Christmas Concert is at 4 p.m. at the Highlands Unit-
p.m.                                                           Wednesday, Oct. 31                                 ed Methodist Church.
     Thursday & Friday, Oct. 25-26                             • At Instant Theatre Company Hurricane Creek            Sunday, Dec. 9
     • The Instant Theatre Company’s Comedy Fes-        Halloween Dance.Call 828 342-9197for tickets be-               • The Highlands Community Christian Chorale
tival featuring funny man Al Ernst and other national   ginning Oct. 1.                                           Christmas Concert is a 7 p.m. at the Highlands Unit-
stand-up comedians with music by Benny Skyn. call              Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 8-11                         ed Methodist Church.
828 342-9197 for tickets.                                      • The Chamber of Commerce presents “Cooking             April 20-30
     Friday-Sunday, Oct. 26-28                          Central” at the First Annual Highlands Culinary Week-          • Highlands United Methodist Church trip to the
     • Highlands Community Players production “The      end. Highlands area restaurants, accommodations,          Holy Land Trip: A minimum of 24 people is needed
Raindrop Waltz” at PAC. 8 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. on Sun-     and merchants will partner to present instructional       to make this trip happen. Think seriously about this
day. Call 526-8084 for tickets.                         culinary courses/classes, tastings, and outdoor ac-       opportunity to walk where Jesus walked. It truly is a
     Saturday, Oct. 27                                  tivities. Call 866-526-5841 or 526-5841.                  life-changing pilgrimage that encourages your faith
     • Highlands School Fun Run at 10 a.m.                     Sunday, Dec. 2                                     and answers long-standing questions you’ve had
     • The Nantahala Hiking Club will take an easy-            • East Coast Girls Volleyball showecase for 9th-   about the Bible. Please speak with Pastor Mike or
to-moderate 3-mile hike from Albert Mt. to Betty        12 grade girls at the Greensboro Sportsplex from          Pastor Todd for more details.
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                                                                           • CLASSIFIEDS •
Free Classified Ads for items                    TY’S programs in elementary education,          ment. Pre-employment screening re-               SVMA and its property owners’ associa-
FOR SALE less than $1,000.                       special education, birth-kindergarten, psy-     quired. Call Mandy Talley at 828- 526-1301       tions to offer the usual items found at ga-
                                                 chology and educational leadership are          or apply online at
      All other terms:                                                                                                                            rage sales and a community setting with
                                                 developing adjunct professor pools for                RN’S AT HIGHLANDS-CASHIERS                 a large potential attendance. Please pick
  20 words for $5; $2 for                        teaching in the region. Master’s degree in      HOSPITAL AND FIDELIA ECKERD LIV-                 up applications at the SV Community Cen-
  each 10-word increment.                        the discipline area is required, doctorate      ING CENTER. Full, Part-time and PRN              ter. 743.7663. The event will be held on
        Email copy to:                           preferred. Send vita to Amelia Schlott, 220
                                                 Killian, Western Carolina University, Cullo-
                                                                                                 positions available for 12 hour day and
                                                                                                 night shifts. Excellent wage scale, with shift
                                                                                                                                                  the SV Athletic Field.
                                                                                                                                                       SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – Yard Sale at                        whee, NC 28723. Western Carolina Uni-           and weekend differentials. Full benefits,        Highlands School to benefit the Junior-
 or FAX to 1-866-212-8913                        versity is an affirmative action/equal op-      or the option to opt out of benefits for an      Senior Prom.
       Send check to:                            portunity employer.                             increase in pay, available after 30 days of
                                                       ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT –                full-time employment. We are now offer-              FOR RENT
    Highlands’ Newspaper                         needed for Fine Art Center/Bascom-Lou-          ing part- time employees, working at least
       P.O. Box 2703                             ise Gallery in Highlands. Email resumes         24 hours a week, medical insurance. Pre-              COTTAGE FOR RENT – 1BR, 1BA
    Highlands, NC 28741                          to:           employment screening required. Call              in town @ Chestnut Cottages. Private,
                                                       EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT – needed              Mandy Talley at 828-526-1301 or apply
       828-526-0782                              for Fine Art Center/Bascom-Louise Gal-          online at
                                                                                                                                                  screen porch, Heat/AC, FP, extra sleep-
                                                                                                                                                  ing loft, furnished or unfurnished. 6 month
                                                 lery in Highlands. Email resumes to:                  COOKS AND DIETARY AIDES AT                 lease - $850. monthly plus utilities.
    HELP WANTED                                       HIGHLANDS-CASHIERS HOSPITAL.                          SKY VALLEY RESORT – 2 bed/2
                                                       CHESTNUT HILL –.Apply in person           Various shifts and days available. Must be       bath with fireplace. Completely furnished.
      GALLERY SHOP MANAGER -                     at 64 Clubhouse Trail or call 828-526-5251      able to work weekends and be able to read        $900/month inclusive with utilities, cable,
sought for Bascom-Louise Gallery. Full-          for to apply for cook, waitstaff, courtesy      and speak English. Salary depends on ex-         phone and more. Available Oct. 1-June
time. Retail experience a must;                  officers, or a medication assistant/resident    perience. Full benefits, or the option to opt    15. Call 706-746-0256.
management experience preferred. Email           assistant in a 26-bed assistant living area.    out of benefits for an increase in pay, avail-        HOUSE FOR SALE WITH “RENT TO
cover          and          resume         to    Please apply in person at 64 Clubhouse          able after 30 days of full-time employment.      BUY” OPTION – In town. 3 bedrooms, 2                 Trail, Highlands, NC, or call for an appoint-   We are now offering part-time employees,         baths, 2 decks. $975/month. Sales Price:
      DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRIES               ment at (828) 526-5251.                         working at least 24 hours a week, medical        $259,000. Ownership arrangement nego-
at Highlands United Methodist Church.                  EARN WHILE YOU LEARN! Are you             insurance. Pre-employment screening re-          tiable. Call Jimmy at 970-819-3815.
Responsibilities include overseeing music        interested in a new career? Become a            quired. Call Mandy Talley at 828-526-1301             COMMERCIAL – Warehouse, 1,000
for worship services, directing the adult        Certified Nursing Assistant for Highlands-      or apply online at           sq. ft. Cashiers Road. Call 526-4154.
choir in Wednesday night rehearsals and          Cashiers Hospital and Fidelia Eckerd Liv-                                                             WAREHOUSE SPACE AVAILABLE
Sunday services, supervising handbell            ing Center. C.N.A. classes will start on            LOST                                         FOR RENT. 1,100 – 1,800 sq. ft. bays with
choirs, and developing children’s and            Wednesday, November 7, 2007. Students                                                            large overhead rolling doors. Rent is $500-
youth music programs. Baccalaureate              will be paid while in class Mondays through          BLACK LONG-HAIRED CAT. Last                 $600 a month. Located one mile from the
degree in music and/or commensurate              Fridays for 6 hours a day. Upon gradua-         seen near Oak and Main streets. Call El-         crossroads in Cashiers off 107 S. For more
experience in choral conducting required,        tion and successful completion of the           lie at 526-5764.                                 information please call Josh Barber 828-
as well as strong interpersonal skills and       exam, students will become a Certified                                                           743-0077.
the ability to work closely with staff mem-      Nursing Assistant and will receive a sub-           WORK WANTED
bers and volunteers. Submit resumes to           stantial increase in pay. Excellent benefit                                                          VACATION RENTAL Or PO Box 1959, High-             package after 30 days. Pre-employment               LOOKING FOR A HOUSEKEEPER?
lands, NC 28741.\                                substance screening. If interested in join-     Call: Manuela at 526-9586 (Highlands)                 HIGHLANDS COUNTRY CLUB –
      DENTAL ASSISTANT POSITION –                ing a dynamic healthcare team, call Rob-        Raquel Dugan at 524-4052 (Franklin) also,        Sorry, golf and club priviledges not avail-
with the Macon County Public Health Cen-         bin Houston at 828-526-1317, Mandy Tal-         Experienced Truck Driver Seeks Full Time         able. $2,495 a week. Call 912-230-7202.
ter. Salary starting at $21,288 annual, plus     ley at 828-526-1301, or apply online            Employment: Please call 828-524-4052,                 CUTE 3 BED/2 BATH Mirror lake
benefits. Please apply to the NC Employ-         through our website at      or call the International Friendship Center      home $1,350-$1,550 + utilities a month,
ment Security Commission. Application                  CNA OR CNA II AT HIGHLANDS-               to see how we can help! 828-526-9938 x           less than mile from Main Street. Call 770-
Deadline: September 19,2007.                     CASHIERS HOSPITAL AND FIDELIA                   290.                                             977-5692
      HIGHLANDS FALLS COMMUNITY                  ECKERD LIVING CENTER. Full-time,                                                                      THE LODGE ON MIRROR LAKE –
ASSOCIATION MANAGER – Position in-               Part-time, and PRN positions for day and            YARD SALES                                   Fish or canoe from deck. Available week-
volves overseeing office administrative          night shifts. Our wage scale is $11.00 to                                                        ly, monthly, 3-day min. Call 828-342-2302.
activities, operation and maintenance of         $14.40 per hour, and you also receive shift          FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY                        ON LAKE SEQUOYAH – Three mas-
water and sewer utilities systems, roads,        and weekend differentials. Full benefits,       OCT. 5-7– 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fri. & Sat.        ter suites with jetted tubs and showers,
landscaping, security, and new and reno-         or the option to opt out of benefits for an     and noon-4 on Sun. Tons of Stuff. 70 South       sleeping nook with private bath, 4 fireplac-
vation home construction. Submit resume          increase in pay, available after 30 days of     Old Walhalla Road off N.C. 28. 1.3 miles         es, 2 living areas, newly renovated. Pri-
and         three        references        to    employment. Pre-employment substance            south of the post office.                        vate dock with canoe and firepit. Call 828- or by mail to               screening. Call Mandy Talley, 828-526-               FRIDAY & SATURDAY OCT. 5 & 6 –              342-2302.
HFCA Search Committee, PO Box 128,               1301        or      apply      online      at   Antiques, China, Silver, Furniture, Linens.
Highlands NC 28741.                                                 615 Horsecove Road. main at Leonard                  REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
      EVENING SERVER – Good wages,                     RN OR LPN NEEDED AT A PHYSI-              streets. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
friendly work environment. Apply in per-         CIANS’ OFFICE WITH HIGHLANDS-                        SATURDAY OCT. 6 – Large Pine Ta-                LOT — COWEE RIDGE ROAD,
son at Skyline Lodge & Restaurant or call        CASHIERS HOSPITAL. Full-time, Mon-              ble and 8 chairs, Bambo Roll Top desk,           Highlands (off Hwy. 64). 4,500 ft. elevation.
828 526-2121.                                    day-Friday position. Requires experience        books, frames, miscellaneous. Take Hicks         Great views, Two acres. Southern
      COMMUNITY BIBLE CHURCH is                  working in a clinic or physicians’ office.      Road to Mirrormont to Bonnie, to 174 Dolly       exposure. 4 bedroom septic installed,
currently accepting resumes for a full-time      Cardiology background preferred. Good           Lane on top.11 a.m. to 3 p.m. rain or shine.     community water, paved road, gated
office position. Computer skills, people         communication, organizational, and com-              SATURDAY, OCT. 6 – 10 a.m. to 4             community. $300,000 Firm. Call 478-741-
skills and creative abilities are needed. Call   puter skills a must. Full benefits, or the      p.m. SVMA 2007 Yard Sale. The Sapphire           8818. FSBO.
for more info 526-4685.                          option to opt out of benefits for an increase   Valley Yard Sale is being conducted spe-             LOOKING FOR LAND? We are lo-
      WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSI-                 in pay, available after 30 days of employ-      cifically for the benefit of the members of
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cated only 3 miles from Main Street High-              COMMERCIAL FOR SALE – Log                        LATE KENMORE FLOOR MODEL                    (
lands. Take Hwy.106 south toward Dillard         cabin at crossroads in Cashiers for sale or       VACCUUM 5.0 power with 2-motor sys-                   BEAUTIFUL FLOORING: Wormy
go 1.8 miles just past the signs for Glenn       lease. Call 526-4154.                             tems. $149. Call 526-4077.                       white oak flooring, resawn, milled and
Falls turn right on Mountain Laurel Dr., take          COMMERCIAL FOR SALE – 3 acres.                   TWO DAHON PORTABLE FOLDING                  ready to lay w/ t&g, 6-12" widths, $8/sq. ft.
the first left (Moonlight) 100’ and turn right   U.S. 64 frontage, cashiers Road. 2 acres,         BICYCLES. 6-speed. Like new. Kryponite           215-529-7637
at our entrance on Falling Water Dr. There       3 warehouses, good income. Call 526-              lock. $275 for both. Call 743-5593.                   LOG CABIN KIT – 32 x 24 8 1/2 inch
are two waterfalls as you enter the prop-        4154.                                                  MEDICAL LIFT CHAIR – Used one               yellow Pine logs. Walls only. $9,999. Call
erty but the drought has made them just a              HOUSE FOR SALE – HFCC 2 story               week. Paid $615, asking $500. 526-5558.          526-0241.
trickle. Our home sites are one to one and       split, 3/2, large lot, lake, golf course, moun-        ANTIQUE CHERRY DINING TABLE                      TIME CLOCK, Acroprint Model 125,
a half acres and afford a good deal of pri-      tain views, membership available but op-          from Estate Sale.Double drop-leaf. Rope          and time cards. See Bob at SweeTreats,
vacy. The land is very gentle, you can           tional. $795,000. Call 526-4154.                  carved legs. Seats 4-10 people Extends           526-9822.
easily walk in this neighborhood, and there            LAND BY OWNER – 3/4 acre lot.               to 4x10 ft $2,200. obo 828-787-1515                   BISTRO TABLES, 21" round (black
are mature hard woods, with lots of Rhod-        Close to Toan. Very, very, level building              LARGE BIRDCAGE – 2 1/2 feet high            and white), 2 black chairs. (4 sets @ $125
ies and Mountain Laurel. We are off the          lot. Community water available. $79,000.          by 1 foot 3 inches wide by 1 foot 2 inches       per set). See Bob at SweeTreats 526-
main road enough so it is nice and quiet-        Call Ginger at 828-526-4959.                      deep. With feedrs. $40. Call 526-9245.           9822.
no road noise. The property is protected               OCEANFRONT LOT KEY LARGO,                        DOG KENNEL. 10' x 10' x 6', heavy                DINING ROOM FURNITURE. Very
by the North Carolina Planned Communi-           FLORIDA – Cleared, buildable with all             gauge chainlink. Like New. $175, was             nice. Rectangular with two leaves 6 chairs,
ty covenants and is designed to protect          services. Last unimproved lot in Silver           $270. call 828.389.2722 Hayesville, NC           2 with arms. Maple with upholstered seats.
your value and maximize the enjoyment            Shores subdivision. $599,900. For infor-               DELUXE VENTED GAS heater high               $326 all inclusive. 864-972-8525 or cell
of your community. Home values range             mation and photos call Frank (954) 964-           btu, slightly used, $100. 524-6038.              864-723-4101
from $850,000 to $1,800,000 - home sites         7649 or email                     CUSTOM DECK SET – Painted alu-                   HILTI TE 805 DEMOLITION HAM-
start at $179,000. Broker protected 7% -               NC, OTTO, 38 ACRES 10 miles from            minum Love seat & club chair with lami-          MER. New. Case & 4 bits. $500. 828-526-
owner financing available for more info          Georgia State line, high elevation, big           nated waverly cushions. $125. Call 526-          2700 or 828-421-7886
828-526-9622                                     views, driveway and homesite cleared call         1078.                                                 SLEEPER SOFA – Neutral Plaid. Like
     COACH CLUB HIGHLANDS NC –                   owner, 770-952-9100                                    MAHOGHANY CHINA CLOSET, 6-ft                New. $145. Call 864-972-8525.
Chestnut Street. Gated Motor Coach re-                 NEW HOME/CHALET – 10 minutes                plus, mirror back, 4 glass shelves. Must              SOLID DARK OAK DINETTE CABI-
sort lot in town Very nice 200 sq. ft. Lindal    from town off Turtle Pond Road. 2/1 with          see. Call 787-2307.                              NET. 19"x64"x84".3 glass windows on top.
Cedar Coach House. Fully Landscaped              loft, .897 acres, 1,177 sq. ft. $189,000. Call         BERNHARDT CHERRY DESK, mint                 3 drawers on bottom. 2 bottom doors with
with Extensive patio area. Outdoor kitch-        Ty at 828-577-9261.                               condition. Paid $4,000; sell $1500.Call          keys. Imported from Belgium. Excellent
en, gas fire pit, overlooking 85 ft of stream          IN TOWN — 3/2.5 log home. The cot-          404-354-7463.                                    condition. $1,500. Call 369-3250.
Rare find. 828-787-1014 or 352-258-4187          tages lakeside at Harris Lake. Less than 2             CERAMIC KILN. 230V, 20A, dual
     CREEK IS FREE! – With the pur-              years old. $329,000. Call Ty at 828-577-          control up to 2300*F. Interior 20" high,             VEHICLES FOR SALE
chase of one or both of these wooded par-        9261.                                             18" diameter. Almost new. $500. 828/
cels, just off Highway 28 in the NE Geor-              PINE GROVE TOWNHOUSE CASH-                  787-2177.                                             RECREATIONAL VEHICLE FOR
gia mountains within 15 minutes of High-         IERS. Two bedrooms two and ½ bath.                     USED PLAYSTATION 2 – With 10                SALE – 2002 Discovery – 38P Cat 338
lands. 1.09 acres and/or 1.10 acres on a         Walking distance to crossroads, restau-           games (Star Wars, Battlefront II, Lego Star      HP. Immaculate. Double Slide. Smoke/pet
county-maintained road. Serious inquiries        rants and shopping. Large deck overlook-          Wars, Spiderman 2 and more) – Includes           free. Original owner. All options Electric
only. Please call 864-710-4577 for infor-        ing green lawn $229,000. Call Manuel de           memory card, controllers, and other ac-          awnings. W/D. Six new batteries. Extend-
mation.                                          Juan 828-743-1021.Owner broker. Visual            cessories. Asking $350 or OBO. Call Gard-        ed warranty. Brake Pro. 28,000 miles.
     LAND – North Carolina Mountains: At         tour at            ner at 526-3008.                                 $105,000. Call 743-5593.
Lake Toxaway Lot and 1/2 Beautifully                   LOTS – Exclusive RiverRock, Tuck-                ANTIQUE SLOT MACHINES – 25c                      1984 TOYOTA COROLLA - 200,000
Landscaped with Stone Work and Plant-            asegee Village: 2.1 acre Lot 48, great            1933 mills “war eagle” $2,800; 10c mills         miles runs good/great gas mileage $550
ings Yearly Fees $350. $120,000. 863-651-        building site, adjoins horse farm. $364,900;      777 “special award” $2,400. Mint condi-          obo. Call 526-4741
1411                                             and THE premier view Lot 34, best view            tion. 828-862-3363.                                   1991 HONDA PRELUDE – 190K
     IN TOWN – 3 bedroom, 2 bath,                lot development. $799,900 Call HUTCH                   ARMOIRE & DRESSOR W/ 3 WAY                  miles. Runs Good. Looks Good. $800. Call
stream, large level yard. Easy walk to Main      (706) 831-0892 owner/agent.                       MIRROR. Light Maple color. Excellent con-        200-9824.
Street. $450,000, by owner. Call 828-226-              MOTOR COACH SITE – Private, lux-            dition. $600 for both or will sell separately.        2006 SUZUKI DR 200SE MOTORCY-
6123.                                            ury motor coach site available for pur-           526-9107.                                        CLE – 29 miles, only, perfect condition, 1-
     HOUSE FOR SALE (ISLAMORADA,                 chase. Downtown Highlands. Corner of                   VANITY TOP SINK – 22”x37” with 4”           cylinder, 4-stoke, 199cc. $3,000. Call 828-
FLORIDA) – Two bedroom, one and ½                Fifth St. and Chestnut St. Gated, restrict-       back splash cream color, $59. Call 526-          342-6789 or home at 828-526-5507.
bath conch house for sale at Mile Marker         ed. Call 828-526-5333.                            4077.                                                 HANDICAPPED VAN – Dodge Grand
86, near Founders Park on Oceanside.                   BY BUILDER – 4/3, new construction.              NEW SHOWER DOOR – Still in box.             Caravan, wheelchair accessible, automat-
House sits on a 8,520 square foot lot in a       Executive home. 1.5 acres, bordered by            27” wide, gold color. Call 526-4077.             ic ramp, hand controls, 43,900 miles,
great subdivision with a public boat ramp        2 creeks and a pond in a new up-scale                  FARM HOUSE STYLE PINE TOP                   $16,000.00 526-9769.
on the next street over. Founders Park,          subdivision less than 5 minutes from              COUNTRY TABLE with white-washed                       1966 MUSTANG – 2-door coupe.
which is across the street, has a park with      downtown Franklin. $485K. Call 371-3669.          legs, 6 chairs with white-washed legs. Best      $12,000. Call 828-883-4214.
a boat ramp, marina, pool, beach, tennis               ADORABLE 3 BR/2 BA COTTAGE                  offer over $700. Call 526-1597.                       1999 CAMARO – New tires, low mile-
courts, etc. Great deal — owner moving           with wonderful mountain view. One mile                 CHINA CABINETS desk, rope-bed,              age, 5-speed, 6-cylinder, excellent condi-
out of state. $475,000. Call 305-852-4369        from Main Street. Highlands. $275,000. By         trunk framed artwork, quilts, and more.          tion. Call 828-369-3619.
for more info.                                   Owner. For Appt. 828-526-1085.                    Call 828-526-3836.                                    1991 SUBURBAN 3/4 TON, 130K
     OCEAN FRONT – Beautiful home in                                                                    ANTIQUE BEAMS, FLOORING AND                 miles, 20K on Tranny, 350 V8, lift w/wheels
Surf City, N.C. zoned residential/commer-            ITEMS FOR SALE                                STRUCTURES: Hand hewn beams in oak               & tires, good condition, never off-road,
cial. Walk to pier and town. 7-bed, 4 full                                                         and yellow pine. Beautiful material, large       white/blue $4350. Call 200-0013.
baths. Separate apartment. Good rental                                                             faces, $3.50-$4 per board foot. Original,
                                                    COMPLETE SET: XM RADIO,                        reclaimed white and yellow pine flooring,
income. Call 919-340-2280.                                                                                                                              SERVICES
                                                 Automobile unit, Home Boom Box,                   random wide widths (6-16") $6/board ft.
$25,000 OBO. Details. P.O. Box 260789,           Remote Home Antenna by DELPHI over                Also selling entire log and timber frame             CAREGIVER – Mature lady will do
                                                 $200 value for $85.00. Call 526-2713              structures.                 215-529-7637
Pembroke Pines, FL, 33026.                                                                                                                          assisted living in your home. Quality care
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for all your needs. Also, house and pet         421-0971.                                           North Franklin - SCC (this building     sentee voting begins on Monday Septem-
care. Clear background and driving record.           PERSONAL COMPANION/CARE-                  is located beside the Macon County           ber 17, 2007. All voted Absentee ballots
Call 706-282-0021 for more information.         GIVER Whatever your needs may be we            Courthouse.)                                 must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Mon-
     HOUSE SITTER AVAILABLE – NC                can help. References available (828)421-            • South Franklin – The OLD Library.     day, November 5, 2007.
writer with excellent local references, seek-   5940,(828) 399-1749.                                • East Franklin – East Franklin Ele-
ing opportunity to stay in Highlands for the         FIVE STAR CLEANING & MAINTE-              mentary School. (Behind Hardee’s)                 One-Stop Voting will be held in the
winter. Responsible, quiet, handy. Some         NANCE – Light and detail cleaning. Call             • Iotla – Iotla Elementary School.      Board of Elections Office beginning Thurs-
caretaking -- no problem! 828-743-9530          828-332-7201.                                       • Union – Macon County Community        day, October 18th. The Board of Elec-
or 917-584-7673.                                     D.P. PAINTING & PRESSURE                  Building- located across from the Whistle    tions is located in the Macon County Court-
     HOME CARETAKER – Live in posi-             WASHING – Interior and exterior paint-         Stop Mall.                                   house, Room 127A which is on the 1st floor
tion wanted. Will repair and remodel your       ing. Quality Work. References. In business          • Millshoal – Holly Springs Communi-    of the Courthouse. Office hours are Mon-
home while you’re away this winter. Ex-         since 1984. Dennis Perkins. 526-3542 or        ty Building.                                 day-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In ad-
perienced in home repair and landscap-          371-2277.                                           • Ellijay – Cullasaja Elementary        dition to regular office hours, the office will
ing. References available. Call Jim Mar-             YARD WORK & PRESSURE WASH-                School.                                      be open on Saturday, October 20th, Sat-
tineau at 828-743-2273 or cell: 413-584-        ING – Yard and property maintenance.                • Sugarfork – Pine Grove Communi-       urday, October 27th, and the last day of
1911.                                           Pressure Washing and odd jobs. Call            ty Building.                                 One-Stop voting will be on Saturday, No-
     CUTTING EDGE TREE SERVICE -                Bruce at 828-369-3168 or 828 371-2766.              • Highlands – Highlands Civic Cen-      vember 3, 2007. For One-Stop voting on
“Let us go out on a Limb for You.” We spe-      8/18                                           ter.                                         Saturday’s the office hours will be from
cialize in tree removal, trimming, Lot/View          H & D HOUSE CLEANERS – We’re                   • Flats – Scaly Mountain Community      8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. If you do not vote
clearing, under brushing and stump grind-       the team for minor cleans. Dishes, bed,        Center.                                      early you will be required to go to your
ing. Quality work and Fully insured. For        floors, & baths. Give us a call ‘cause we           • Smithbridge – Otto Community          polling place on Election Day.
Free Estimate call 524-1309 or 421-2905.        are the Best!” 706-982-1994 or 706-782-        Building located above Otto Fire Depart-
     SPIC AND SPAN CLEANERS – look-             0376                                           ment.                                             All residents of Macon County who are
ing for part-time cleaners to clean banks            SCOTTS CONSTRUCTION ‘ME FIX                    • Cartoogechaye – The OLD Car-          registered to vote with Macon County
in Highlands and Cashiers. Call 828-691-        IT’ – Decks, roofs, pressure washing, paint-   toogechaye Elementary School. Located        Board of Elections may vote in this elec-
6353.                                           ing, lawn service, small electrical, floors,   on Hwy 64 West.                              tion. All residents who are registered to
      TREE SERVICE – From view clear-           carpet cleaning, house cleaning! No job             • Burningtown – Burningtown Commu-      vote in the Town Election may vote on all
ing to the most complicated tree removal,       too small. 30 yrs. exp. Call David at 828-     nity Building. Located behind Burning-       issues. County residents may vote on
under brushing, stump removal/grinding/         369-5886 or 828-347-5051.                      town Baptist Church.                         Bond Referendum’s. Last day to register
brush chipping/hauling and storm clean-              C&C CONTRACTING – We Get It                    • Cowee – Cowee Elementary School.      to vote is Friday, October 12, 2007. A per-
up. For good quality, dependable servic-        Done — Small or Large – Remodeling,                                                         son may register at the Board of Election
es, fully insured, give us a call at 828-526-   decks, doors, windows or the whole house!          Absentee ballots are allowed. Re-        Office or may register by mail.
2251.                                           Call Art Doughty at 828-508-1360 Work-         quests for an absentee ballot must be
     HEMLOCK WOOLLY ADELGID                     men’s Comp, General Liability, Referenc-       made in writing and received in the Ma-          For additional information contact
TREATMENT – By J&J Lawn and Land-               es                                             con County Board of Elections office by      the Macon County Board of Elections
scaping services. NC Licensed Applica-               HIGHLANDS SHUTTLE SERVICE –               5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30, 2007.      at 828-349-2034.
tor, Highlands, NC 828-526-2251.                Atlanta Airport Shuttle. Drive - Away • Auto   Requests may also be done in person at
     J&J LAWN AND LANDSCAPING                   Delivery. All Out-of-Town Trips Driving        the Macon County Board of Elections for                    Sara Waldroop, Chairman
SERVICES – complete lawn and land-              Services. Call 526-8078.                       the Absentee Ballot to be mailed. Absen-             Macon County Board of Elections
scaping service, spring cleanup, gutter              MARK’S SEDAN DRIVING SERVICE              tee Ballots are required to be mailed. Ab-                                    10/11
cleaning, under-brushing, tree removal, lot     – All airports – Atlanta, Asheville, scenic
clearing, storm cleanup, rockwork, retain-
ing walls, flowerbeds, firewood. 828-526-
                                                tours, parks, special occasions, restaurant
                                                trips, auto delivery. Town Car. Call 828-
                                                524-0424 or cell (239)-292-3623. 10/25
                                                                                                   • REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS •
     CLOCK REPAIR & RESTORATION                                                                           HIGHLANDS                         WELDEN KATHRYN F, 8/23/2007,
– Antique or modern. Call to discuss your           LEGAL NOTICES                                                                           $117,000., BROWN CAMELLA,
repair needs. Visit my website at                                                                 • 0546641, VIEW POINT RD LOT              $119,780. or call Joseph                    NOTICE OF THE                         4 DASHER PROPERTY, LINES RAY-                     • 0600080, 58 OSAGE LN LOT 1,
McGahee at 706-754-9631 or email to                    NOVEMBER 6, 2007                        FIELD, 8/16/2007, $310,000., DASHER          BOOS EDWARD G, 8/31/2007, $0., – 9/13                     MUNICIPAL ELECTION,                      WILLIAM B III, $145,410.                     BOOS EDWARD G, $270,090.
     PAINTING & PRESSURE CLEAN-                 COUNTY WIDE BOND REFERENDUM                        • 0546642, 170 VIEW POINT RD                  • 0600524, 655 CHASTAIN RD,
ING – Decks and homes, senior discounts.         & LEVY OF LAND TRANSFER TAX                   LOT 3 DASHER PROPERTY, LINES                 WELDEN KATHRYN F, 8/23/2007, $0.,
Call the “Fussy Painter for Fussy People.”               REFERENDUM                            RAYFIELD, 8/16/2007, $310,000.,              WELDEN KATHRYN F, $109,490.
ATM Painting. Insured. Alan Davies. Call                                                       DASHER WILLIAM B III, $237110.                   • 0600602, OFF 106 LOT 60 KING
828-577-9262.                                        The Municipal Election, County                • 1441416 274, FOREMAN RD                MTN, KING MOUNTAIN DEVELOP-
     SHIPPING SERVICES - STORK’S                Wide Bond Referendum and Levy of               PARCEL A, WALSH THOMAS, 8/31/                MENT LLC, 8/29/2007, $125,000.,
WRAP, PACK & SHIP UPS Ground &                  Land Transfer Tax Referendum will be           2007, $0., WALSH THOMAS, $697,480            FORTSON JACK O, $100,000.
Next Day Air services and large furniture       held on Tuesday, November 6, 2007. The                                                           • 0635802, ON HWY 106 ON HWY
shipping available. Packing services and/       Town of Franklin ballot will have the fol-      .FLATS TOWNSHIP / SCALY MTN.                106, BATES ALAN M, 8/10/2007,
or supplies. Gift wrapping and fax servic-      lowing items: Mayor, Alderman, Bond                                                         $600,000., KNECHT HAROLD C JR,
es. 323 Hwy 107 N., Cashiers, NC (1/2           Referendums and Levy of Land Trans-                • 0649669, THOMAS RD OFF HWY             $76,500.
mile from crossroads) (828) 743-3222.           fer Tax Referendum. The Town of High-          106, BEZDEK JAMES LEWIS, 8/8/                    • 0642807, HWY 106 TRACT 2,
     HOUSE CLEANING & ERRAND                    lands ballot will have the following items:    2007, $0., MILLARD WARNE R JR,               FREEMAN PROPERTIES LLC, 8/17/
RUNNING – References available. Call            Town Commissioners, Mixed and Malt             $39,020.                                     2007, DAIGREPONT PATSY ANN, $
524-3261.                                       Beverage, Bond Referendums and Levy                 • 0649746, BUCK KNOB RD ON              94,500.
     NEED YOUR HOME CLEANED?                    of Land Transfer Tax Referendum. Polls         RD 1622, BEAVERS STUART, 8/22/                   • 0847799, EVANS CREEK RD S
Call Charlotte at Letson Enterprise for a       will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30         2007, $104,000., CORAM JENNINGS              R 1639, HEMBREE MARTHA P, 8/17/
free estimate. 828-369-9127 or Bill at 828-     p.m. The polling places will be located at:    B, $129,110.                                 2007, $0., HEMBREE MARTHA P,
                                                                                                   • 0600073, 705 CHASTAIN RD,              $133,330.
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                                                                                          come from membership to the
... LETTERS continued from page 2                                                         recreational facility. There are charges for
                                                                                                                                              Problem with
discharged dis-honorably, which would        RecPlex not needed
                                                                                          athletic leagues to use other town
                                                                                          facilities and there are other sources of
                                                                                                                                           ‘The Place of a Wife’
be common knowledge if his good friend                                                    revenue, the amount of which is                  Dear Editor,
Jimmy Carter hadn’t given all the traitors    in Macon County                             unknown. We know also that all expenses               As a wife, mother, and professional
a blanket amnesty.                           Dear Editor,                                 are not attributable to the operation of         woman, I have a real problem with the
     You would do well to educate                 The city of Waynesville owns the        the recreation facility.                         bold and rather arrogant statements
yourself with something other than the       recreational facility on which Macon’s            Let’s assume that of the $566,536,          made about “The Place of a Wife”
New York Times and People Magazine           proposed RecPlex is based. For the fiscal    the rec facility produces $550,000 of            particularly in relation to Women’s Lib.
before you opine in print. Seriously,        year 2006, the last year that audited        revenues. Let’s further assume that of the       While I am not a biblical scholar, clergy
                            Colette Clark    figures are available, the results for the   $1,415,510 in expenses, $1,350,000               or even particularly religious, I do have
                               Highlands     Waynesville facility are revealed:           is attributable to the rec facility. This        a deep and unyielding need to stay
                                             Rec. Dept. fees              $566,536        would leave the town with a net deficit of       connected to my own
                                             Rec. Dept. expenses          1,415,510       $800,000 per year related to the activity        spirituality…..which I interpret daily, if
                                             Net deficit                  ($848,974)      on which Macon is basing their proposed          not hourly, as my connection to God.
                                                  We know that all the revenue doesn’t    RecPlex.                                              I find the statement “don’t believe
                                                                                               Waynesville is located in a county,         the lie of women’s lib” incredibly
                                                                                          Haywood, with a population of about              arrogant….as though anyone who has
                                                                                          56,500 compared to Macon’s 32,500. The           NOT walked in those shoes would
                                                                                          Waynesville facility has been operating          know lie or truth! There are many
                                                                                          for about 10 years, and one would                things people have said and will
                                                                                          assume that their market penetration has         continue to say about women’s lib. The
                                                                                          matured to its fullest. The anticipated          Reverend Forrester seems to have
                                                                                          revenue from the Macon RecPlex is                formulated quite a list, and I am sure,
                                                                                          impossible to compute since, at this             as a shepherd, has followers.
                                                                                          moment, the fee structure has not been                However, nothing is mentioned
                                                                                          resolved. If it were calculated on the most      about the numerous women who
                                                                                          recent fee idea, i.e. half the Waynesville       through Women’s Lib have found the
                                                                                          rate, and membership reached its max             courage to move out into the world as
                                                                                          immediately, the anticipated revenue             viable and productive individuals in
                                                                                          would be $157,000.                               society at large…while continuing to
                                                                                               On the expense side, there are              maintain the incredible tasks of wife,
                                                                                          estimates Macon’s would be somewhat              mother, and keeper of the home.
                                                                                          less than Waynesville’s and there are                 As a Marriage and Family Therapist,
                                                                                          estimates that it would be somewhat              my personal and profession experience
                                                                                          more than Waynesville’s. The one                 has been that women, in feeling and
                                                                                          number we know is the reality of                 having the support of the women’s

      7 Days A Week 24 Hours
                                                                                          Waynesville’s 2006 expenses of                   liberation movement, have developed a
                                                                                          approximately $1,350,000. Putting all the        TRUE not false, sense of self-esteem and
                                                                                          assumptions together, it is reasonable to        self-love. The fact that the women’s

        A Day...Even Holidays
                                                                                          conclude that Macon’s annual deficit             movement has happened certainly must
                                                                                          would be about $1,200,000.                       speak to the fact women have not been
                                                                                               At a cost of $6,500,000, which              the “first concern” as a wife, or
                                                                                          appears to be ridiculously low, at an            otherwise. Women who have the
                                                                                          assumed interest rate, provided by the           courage, and are willing to take risks
   We will                                                                                Macon finance office, of 5.5%, the annual        both internally and externally,
   locate,                                                                                debt service would be about $535,000. It
                                                                                          appears that the RecPlex as proposed
                                                                                                                                           sometimes at a painful cost, have the
                                                                                                                                           opportunity to grow immensely, both
  excavate                                                                                would cost Macon taxpayers about                 personally and spiritually.
     and                                                                                  $$1,735,000 annually.
                                                                                               Those publicly speaking for the
                                                                                                                                                What a gift that woman’s
                                                                                                                                           authenticity is for her children, and all
  pump it!                                                                                facility appear to be high school swim           that know her.
                                                                                          team members and landowners with                                     Karen Faulk Jackson
                                                                                          property that would appreciate with                                             Highlands
                                                                                          increased traffic on Siler Road. If the
                                                    S                                     principal beneficiaries of a new facility          A response to Rev.
                                             is a                                         would be young swimmers, build the
                                         n th                                                                                                  Sam Forrester
                                                                                          pool on the school campus where the
                                   Me                                                     people who need the pool spend their
                                                                                                                                           Dear Editor,
                                                                                          time and call it what it would be, a school
 Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Cleaning of Highlands and                                   pool.                                                  The perspective on family life
                                                                                                                                           elaborated in the “Spiritually Speaking”
    Cashiers now offers septic tank pumping, drain field                                       Let those who say they need a place
                                                                                                                                           column of September 13, focusing on
                                                                                          for young people to practice basketball
             cleaning and septic field location.                                          use the existing school facilities and the       Colossians 3:18, can, and should be,
           Think your drainfield needs replacing?                                         three new ones which will result in new          addressed on a number of levels.
                                                                                                                                                 First, from the perspective of biblical
 The majority of drainfield problems occur due to build up                                school construction projects.
                                                                                                                                           scholarship expressed in the classic
                                                                                               Let those who want to play
 in the drain lines. Roto-Rooter can clean lines, saving you                              racquetball join the Franklin Fitness            commentary of The Interpreter’s Bible, it
                                                                                                                                           is noted that these verses do not make
  thousands of dollars when compared to replacing lines.                                  Center where the courts go largely
                                                                                                                                           “...any great advance ...toward the
                                                                                                                                           formulation of a Christian ideal of family
     Based in Highlands • Call 526-8313 • Free Estimates                                                                Don Swanson
                                                                                                                                Franklin                         •See LETTERS page 23
                                                                                                                                 Highlands’ Newspaper - Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007 - Page 43

                                                                            • POLICE & FIRE •
    The following is the High-                         • At 11:50 a.m., a motorist on                 ed to the hospital.                           torcycle accident on U.S. 64 east.
lands Police Dept. log entries                     NC 28 was cited for speeding 51                        • The dept. was first-respond-            The driver was transported to the
for the week of Sept. 20-28. Only                  mph in a 35 zone.                                  ers to assist EMS with a medical              hospital.
the names of persons arrested,                                     Sept. 28                           call at a residence on N. 5th                                 Sept. 28
issued a Class-3 misdemeanor,                          • A motorist at U.S. 64 west and               Street. The patient was transport-                 • The dept. responded to an
or public officials have been                      Webbmont was cited for speed-                      ed to the hospital.                           alarm at Drake’s Diamond Gallery.
used.                                              ing 51 mph in a 35 zone..                              • The dept. responded to a                It was false.
                Sept. 20                               • During the week officers is-                 tractor-trailer accident on NC 106.                • The dept. responded to an
    • At 5:40 p.m., Southern Hands                 sued 1 warning ticket.                             The driver was transported to the             alarm at a residence at Oseroga.
in Wright Square reported addi-                        The following is the High-                     hospital.                                     It was false..
tional objects stolen from the store               lands Fire & Rescue Dept. log                                       Sept. 27                          • The dept. responded to an
-- $130 worth of arts and collecti-                entries for the week of Sept. 26-                      • The dept. was first-respond-            accident at Big Bear Pen involv-
bles. Last week a $300 wine cork                   29                                                 ers to assist EMS with a medical              ing a state truck. The driver was
was reported taken..                                               Sept. 26                           call at a residence on Big Bear               transported to the hospital.
                Sept. 25                               • The dept. was first-respond-                 Pen. The patient was transported                              Sept. 29
    • A motorist on U.S. 64 west                   ers to assist EMS with a medical                   to the hospital.                                   • The dept. responded twice to
was cited for speeding 54 mph in                   call at a residence on Chowan                          • The dept. was first-respond-            a fire alarm at a residence on Low-
a 35 zone.                                         Drive. The patient was transport-                  ers to assist EMS with a medical              er Brushy Face.
                                                                                                      call at a business on Main Street.                             NOTE:
                                                                                                      The patient was transported to the                 The dept. requests that all cit-

                                                                                                      hospital.                                     izens display their 9-1-1 numbers
                                                                                                          • The dept. responded to a mo-            at their residents. To know where
                                                                                                                                                    to put them, call 526-3645.
               #BN3D – Level of Difficulty – Hard                                                     VA clinic to open
                                                                                                      late Spring 2008                                  • THANK YOU •
                                                                                                         in Franklin                                Gorge Road Clean-up
                                                                                                           Representative Heath Shuler                   The Chamber of Commerce as
                                                                                                      announced that an agreement has been          sponsors extends a sincere thank you to
                                                                                                      reached that will allow a Veterans Affairs    the organizations and individual
                                                                                                      clinic to open in Franklin, NC by late        volunteers who contributed to a very
                                                                                                      spring 2008. The VA clinic will be placed     successful Gorge Road litter sweep on
                                                                                                      in a building donated by General F.P.         Saturday, Sept. 15.
                                                                                                      Bodenheimer. The building is expected to           In all 27 volunteers swept up 540 lbs.
     THE SETUP:                                                                                       be renovated and serving area veterans by     of litter from the roadside.
     The cube has 27 consecutive numbers in it, arranged in three layers with 9 numbers each.         April or May 2008.                                 Special thanks is extended to our
These numbers are arranged in a special pattern: For each layer, the sum of the three numbers in           The agreement between General            local newspapers, radio station WHLC
each row, column or diagonal, is 3 times its center number. Eight diagonals connect all 3 layers by   Bodenheimer and the VA will allow the         and Heart of the High Country (Channel
running through the center number of the middle layer. Each diagonal contains 3 numbers equalling     clinic to exist in the donated building for   14) for publicity, the Highlands Rotary
the total of the three center numbers. One of the diagonals is shown with circles.                    the next 20 years.                            Club/Interact Club, Mountain Top
     THE CHALLENGE:                                                                                        “I am extremely pleased that an          Rotary, Mirror Lake Improvement
     Start with the three center numbers for each layer and the other numbers given. Now pour a       agreement has finally been reached to         Association and Audubon Society for
cup of coffee, pick up a pencil and eraser and try to figure out where the other numbers belong.      open this much needed clinic. The             their members’ participation.
Good Luck!                                                                                            veterans of Western North Carolina                 Recognition is also extended to Jack
     The first correct solution emailed earns a coupon for a FREE cup of coffee from Buck’s Coffee    deserve to have accessible health care        Philpot and Lambert Chandler for their
Cafe on Main Street.                                                                                  close to their homes. This clinic in          organizational assistance, the Highlands
     Email:                                                                       Franklin will provide that access,” said      Police and Macon County Sheriff’s
                                                                                                      Rep. Shuler. “On behalf of all the            Departments for patrolling, and the USFS
            Solution to #AZ1C in the Sept. 27 paper                                                   residents of Western North Carolina I         rangers who did a great job collecting and
                                                                                                      would like to offer my thanks to General      disposing of the trash bags.
                                                                                                      Bodenheimer for this tremendous                    Following the clean up volunteers,
                                                                                                      donation. He is a leader in every sense of    attired in their “I bagged the Gorge” T-
                                                                                                      the word.”                                    shirts, enjoyed lunch at the Chamber
                                                                                                           General Bodenheimer was excited          generously donated by Mountain Fresh. If
                                                                                                      that the agreement had finally been           you see these volunteers in their T-shirts
                                                                                                      signed. “I am so pleased that after many      around town, please thank them for their
                                                                                                      years of hard work by veterans and people     effort.
                                                                                                      within this community we have finally                                       Bob Kieltyka
                                                                                                      come to a resolution. The opening of this                  Highlands Area Chamber of
                                                                                                      clinic will mean that our veterans will                                       Commerce
                                                                                                      have easier access to the health care they
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Foods         Creative Concepts
                                                                                                    Warth                                                       Antiques               8
  “We Cut The Best                                                                                                                                                           1                            Child
  Steaks In Town”
                                                                  Bryson’s                         DINING                  Shopping                                                    1                  Care
                                                                                                                                                          Real Estate                      Jackson Madeleine
       Dusty’s                              Retail Space Avail.
                                                                   Foods                      1    Cyprus               1 Acorns                  1       Buyer’s                            & Basketcase
                                            8                       Gourmet                                                                                                                                                            3 Lakeside
       Market                               Call: 770-622-3050                                2    Golden China         2 AnnaWear                2       Century 21                 HillTop    The Lodge                                 Wine Spectator
                                 25                                  Wines
                               Cyprus 1                                                       3    Lakeside             3 Bear Mt. Outfit.        3       Chambers
  Hwy.                                                              Cheeses                                                                                                             9 Rib                            432109876543210987654321
                            Taylor Barns                                                      4    Madison’s            4 Bungalow                4       Country Club
  106                 51 Best Bunch                                  Meats                                                                                                                 Shack
                             Dillard Village
                                                                    Produce                   5    Main St. Inn         5 Dry Sink                5       John Schiffli                            Cleaners
                                                                  Post Office                 6    On Verandah          6 Elephant’s Foot         6       Meadows Mtn.
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                                                                                                                         7 Raspberry Fizz                 Galleries
                                                                                               8                        8 Silver Eagle                1   Bryant Art Glass                                                    Our Maps Are
 The Farm & Highlands C.C.                        <                                                                                                                                    Mt Magic                Crosby
             1 Mile Hwy. 106                    << Manley’s Auto Service                       9   Rib Shack             9 Stone Lantern              2   Tino Gallery                    Salon                Center        Updated Weekly
 Summer House & Tin Roof                            J&J Lawn & Landscaping                    10   Skyline Lodge        10 Village Kids               3   Twigs                            Highlands
                                                       <<< 1 Mile Hwy. 28s
            2 Miles Hwy. 106                                                                  11   Wolfgang’s           11 Wholesale Down             4   Summit One                       School K-12

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