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                                     For 60 years Mr. Heating and Air has been faithfully serving the Greater Hickory, NC area.

            Redistricting Underway In The
           North Carolina General Assembly
   The North Carolina General Assembly is required to redraw
all North Carolina districts following each decennial census
due to population changes and the need to maintain equal
representation. The most recent census was carried out in
2010, so districts are being redrawn in 2011.
   It does appear that Representative Edgar V. Starnes of Dis-
trict 87 will continue to represent Caldwell County. It is,
however, uncertain that Sen. Warren Daniel will remain our
Senator. Caldwell County could be represented by Sen. Dan
Soucek (Sen. Dan Soucek currently represents Alexander,
Ashe, Watauga & Wilkes Counties).
  From Sen. Warren Daniel’s August 5, 2011 Newsletter - “As you
have probably heard, the new Senate, House, and Congres-
sional maps have been redrawn and released based on updated           Granite Falls High School Class Of 1949 Reunion
census data from our state. The Redistricting Committee set
                                                                      By Mark Jackson August 8, 2011 - On August 6, 2011, the
out to create maps that were fair and legal while representing
                                                                    Granite Falls High School Class of 1949 celebrated its 62nd
the statewide trend of population shifts from rural to urban
                                                                    Year Anniversary at Grace Chapel Methodist Church. This
and suburban communities. As we move forward to the next
                                                                    was their thirteenth reunion with their first one being held on
election I am saddened to say that Caldwell County will no
                                                                    June 6, 1970. Twenty three out of forty classmates were in
longer be contained in my district as it moves to the 45th Dis-
                                                                    attendance. Left to Right - Front Row - J. Faye Smith Good-
trict. I am glad to announce that my new 46th Senate District
                                                                    man, Ruth Walsh Kiziah, Bobbie Jean Burns Bumgarner,
will still contain Burke County and include Cleveland County.
                                                                    Alline Sherrill Annas, Edith “Tommy” Cagle, Billie Sue
Despite the eventual changes, I remain committed to repre-
                                                                    Kirby Bumgarner, Betty Sue Estes Klutz, Lucy Hayes Frye,
senting the interests of District 44 now and always.”
                                                                    Betty Jean Curley Kisler, 2nd Row - Cleo Reid Clark, Melba
  As of August 8, 2011, there is still some uncertainty about       Jean Teague Umstead, Anne Coffey Whiteside, Lib Davis
this process. If the proposed Redistricting maps get tied up in     Mundy, Rachel Mull Lynch, Millie Jean Oxford West, June
court, then the present districts will most likely stay in place.   Kirby Honeycutt, Zelma Bowman Curtis, Frances Estes Cur-
We will give you an update in next weeks paper. A portion of        tis, Betty Doris Teague Church, Back Row - Floyd Kiziah,
this information is courtesy of Sen. Warren Daniel’s newsletter and Gene Triplett, Sam Travis, Burgess Smith - Photo by Mark
his staff.                                                          Jackson. You can view a better quality photo on our Facebook Page.

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                   Quote of the Week
                                                                 Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss   North wind between 3 and 7 mph.
           of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill
                                                                 Thursday (11th): Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
  The Granite Falls Journal Recipe Of The Week                   Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65.
                     Ice Box Cookies                             Friday (12th): Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
                  By Mrs. Leona Hunsucker
                                                                 Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.
                                                                 Saturday (13th): A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
      1 lb. brown sugar                    1/2 tsp. salt         Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is
          1 lb. butter                    2 tsp. vanilla         40%.
           6 c. flour                         2 eggs
          1 tsp. soda                       2 c. nuts            Saturday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
                                                                 Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation
                          Instructions:                          is 40%.

Mix all ingredients - add 2 c. nuts. Make dough into 2 rolls     Sunday (14th): A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
on wax paper. Place in refrigerator. Chill. Slice thin. Bake     Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is
15 or 20 minutes at 425 degrees. Dough will keep two weeks       40%.
in refrigerator.                                                 Sunday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
                                                                 Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation
 The above recipes are from a Granite Falls Garden Club          is 30%.
 cook book. This cook book appears to be from the 70’s.
                                                                 Monday (15th): Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

                                          Good Christian Learning At Affordable Prices       In The Heart of Dudley Shoals
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                                                                                                Ages 6 weeks to 12 years
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             Jiving Java
      Coffee Shop & Bakery 18 South Main Street, Granite Falls, NC 828-313-2276

                              Upcoming Jiving Java Events:

                           Open Mic Every Friday Night
                              Beginning At 7:30pm

Saturday, August 13 - Kids Open Mic for ages 12 & under signups 7:00pm - music 7:30pm
         Friday, August 19 - Granite Idol 7:30pm see additional info on our website
                   Saturday, August 20 - Kevin and Justin Smith - 7:30pm
      Friday, August 26 - Late Night Open Mic after the home football game 10:30pm
               Saturday, August 27 - Johnny Scott and The Rockerz - 7:30pm

                                         Latest News:
 Introducing Jiving Java Too!!! Our new mobile unit available for booking. Now you can
have your favorite coffees, smoothies and frappe's at your party, festival, event, fundraiser,
      grand opening, etc....Give us a call @ 828-313-2276 for booking information.

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  Please support your locally owned and locally grown businesses!

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            Caldwell County Schools Continue
                 Academic Achievement
             (NC ABC Report Released 08/04/2011)
  The Caldwell County School System continues to show
academic gains as indicated in the North Carolina ABCs of
Public Education 2010-11 Growth and Performance report.
Students in grades 3-8 scoring on grade level or above in math
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last year’s scores, with 85.6 percent of students scoring at
proficiency or above on end of course tests, a 7.3 percent in-
crease over three years. More high school students are scoring
at proficiency or above on end-of-course tests in English, US
History, Civics/Economics, Algebra 1 and 2, Biology, and
Physical Science than in previous years. Due to budget con-
straints, subject areas tested next year will be limited to Alge-
bra I, English I and Biology.
   “Not only are Caldwell County high school students post-
ing some of the highest scores ever reached on the ABCs,”
said Dr. Stone, “the graduation rate of 81.36 percent is the
highest ever reported in the Caldwell County School System,
topping the state and national averages.”                                          Granite Falls
  Caldwell County sophomores also score 74.2 percent on the                        Wal-Mart Plaza
North Carolina General Writing Assessment in 2010-11, up
12 percent from the previous year.
  In the North Carolina ABCs model, schools are held to three
accountability standards: performance, academic growth and                            Lenoir
adequate yearly progress (AYP) status through the No Child                  Fairvalue Shopping Center
Left Behind requirements. Based on the state’s academic                           828-758-0015
growth expectation, 22 of 26 Caldwell County Schools made
the designation of highest academic growth or expected                                Lenoir
growth. Growth is calculated as academic change from a base-
line average of the previous two years’ end-of-grade or end-of
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-course assessments.                                                               828-759-2800
  The following schools made High Growth, reaching their
high growth academic standard: Baton Elementary, Colletts-                             Lenoir
ville School, Davenport A+, Dudley Shoals, Granite Falls                           North Hill Plaza
Elementary, Granite Falls Middle, Happy Valley School, Ho-
rizons Elementary, Kings Creek School, South Caldwell High,                        828-754-9112
West Caldwell High, West Lenoir Elementary and William
Lenoir Middle. Story continued on page six...                     
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                 Antiquities Vending Company’s Soda Machine Museum
                 “World’s Largest Collection of Antique Soda Machines”

             Dine in Air Conditioned Comfort! : Band Stage : 300 CD Juke Box
               Sound System : Seating for 300 : Buffet & Catering Facilities!
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                                       30 South Main Street
                                     Granite Falls, NC 28630

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           Caldwell County Schools Continue
           Academic Achievement Continued...
             (NC ABC Report Released 08/04/2011)
                     Schools meeting their academic growth
                     standard are Caldwell Early College High
                     School, Gamewell Elementary, Gamewell
                     Middle, Hudson Elementary, Hudson
                     Middle, Lower Creek Elementary, Oak
                     Hill, Sawmills and Whitnel Elementary.
                     Schools not meeting or exceeding growth
                     standards are Caldwell Career Center
                     Middle College, Gateway Alternative
School, Hibriten High and Valmead Elementary.
   Caldwell Early College High School, Collettsville School
and Happy Valley School earn the highest recognition
awarded by North Carolina based on student performance,
academic growth and AYP.
   These Honor Schools of Excellence are making expected or
high growth; having at least 90 percent or more of their stu-
dents score at or above Achievement Level III (grade level);
and are meeting the AYP federal standard. Caldwell Early
College High School, Collettsville School, and Happy Valley
rank as three of 210 schools statewide among 2,495 public
schools in North Carolina receiving recognition as an Honor
School of Excellence. They will be awarded banners and cer-
tificates from the North Carolina Department of Instruction.
   Twelve schools in Caldwell County will be touting the
School of Distinction status, a recognition given to schools
making expected or high growth and having at least 80 per-
cent of their students’ scores at or above grade level. The
following Schools of Distinction will receive banners and
certificates from the NC Department of Instruction for this
achievement: Baton Elementary, Davenport A+, Dudley
Shoals Elementary, Granite Falls Elementary, Granite Falls         Barbara Bush, a second generation dealer
Middle, Hudson Elementary, Hudson Middle, Kings Creek                with her dog Sofie. Barbara is also a
School, Lower Creek Elementary, Sawmills Elementary,               member of the General Motors Women’s
South Caldwell High and William Lenoir Middle.                             Dealer Advisory Council.
   Schools making expected or high academic growth and
having at least 60 percent of students scoring at or above
grade level are Gamewell Elementary, Gamewell Middle, Oak
Hill School, West Caldwell High School, West Lenoir Ele-
mentary and Whitnel Elementary. These schools will receive
certificates of recognition for Schools of Progress. Schools not
making expected or high growth receive no recognition.
   The ABCs of Public Education began in 1996-97 as the
state’s primary program for school improvement, providing
school-level accountability and allowing the state to better
target school improvement efforts. Because of the state’s
economic situation, no financial awards were distributed in
conjunction with the 2009-10 ABCs.
         Story courtesy of Caldwell County Schools
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                                                                             We Have Vinyl For:
                Classic Sounds Music                                          Record Collectors
                   oldies music!! just for you                                 Juke Box Owners
                               P.O. Box 932                                   Elvis to the Beatles
                          Granite Falls, NC 28630                          Conway to the Temptations
                              828-781-7799                                      Albums & 45’s

       Entertainment News                                                  First Annual...   Granite Idol
                                                              The first annual “Granite Idol” will take place on September
             Music Quote of the Week                        17, 2011 at the “Festival On Main” in downtown Granite
All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its Falls. “Granite Idol” and “Festival On Main” are both spon-
 mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which   sored by the Granite Falls Merchants Association.
                motivated it. Jean Cocteau                    The “Granite Idol” competition is open to individual musi-
                                                            cal acts that consist of: a cappella, instrumental (acoustical or
                      Jiving Java                           amplified), singing with recorded music, singing and playing
                                                            an acoustic/amplified instrument, or singing with extra person
             Open Mic every Friday @ 7:30 pm                playing acoustic/amplified instrument.
                                                              Registration forms will be available this week at Jiving Java
                 Sims Country BBQ                           and online at with tryouts
                                                            scheduled for August 19th at 7:30 & September 9th at 7:30 at
    Every Fri/Sat Night - Live Bluegrass Music/Clogging
                                                            Jiving Java with the final contest being held on Saturday Sep-
                                                            tember 17 during Festival on Main. A $250.00 cash prize will
       Upcoming Events At Jiving Java                       be awarded to the winner of the title "Granite Idol.”
           August 13th - Kids Open Mic 7:30pm                        If you have a question please contact Mark Jackson at:
               Listen To “The Rockit”                                             “Home” Town Celebrity
           WSER - 100.1 FM WSEQ - 92.9 FM                            This story is from Sen. Warren Daniel’s August Newsletter
   Located on the campus of South Caldwell High School
                                                                   Granite Falls native Eric Church released his new single
                Youth Meeting Invitation                         "Homeboy" to country radio on February 28, 2011. The al-
                                                                 bum features the new single and is titled Chief which was
   “I would like to personally invite you to our youth meeting
                                                                 released Tuesday, July 26. The album was named after his
being held on Aug. 21 and 24 at New Hope Baptist Church in
                                                                 dog Mason Monster Chief Chieferton. At age thirteen,
Lenoir, NC. Sunday's service will start at 6pm and Monday -
                                                                 Church bought a guitar and began writing songs on his own.
Wednesday's service will start at 7pm.You don't have to be a
                                                                 By his senior year of high school, he had found a gig at a local
"youth" to come to the meeting. We are simply trying to
                                                                 bar, which occupied most of his time. Before moving to
reach the youth of our area with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
                                                                 Nashville, he graduated from South Caldwell High School and
The church is located at 3383 Gaither Walker Circle, Lenoir,
                                                                 Appalachian State University with a degree in marketing. In
NC 28645. If you are not able to attend, please help us by 1)
                                                                 2011, Eric won the award for Top New Solo Vocalist at the
lifting us up in prayer and 2) telling everyone you know about
                                                                 Academy of Country Music Awards and his new album has
the meeting.”
                                                                 already reached Gold in just two weeks. Congratulations to
Thank you and God Bless,
                                                                 Eric Church of Granite Falls, North Carolina!
Coach Billy Miller

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                           Mackie-High Funeral Home
                                     “Serving Families Since 1920”
                                         Family Owned & Operated
                                      35 Duke Street Granite Falls, NC

                          Obituaries                                         Auditions for "A Christmas Carol"
                  Virginia Catherine Buckner                         By Beth Woodard August 8, 2011 - Auditions for "A Christmas
  Rhodhiss - Ms. Virginia Catherine Buckner, 83, of                Carol" a play with Music will be Sept. 12 & 13 @ 6 pm at the
Rhodhiss, NC, passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2011 at             J.E. Broyhill Civic Center.
Valdese General Hospital.                                            Auditionees will be asked to sing a few bars of a Christmas
  She was born May 5, 1928 in Haywood County, North                song, read from the script and dance a few steps learned at the
Carolina to the late Herbert Buckner and Fannie Williams           audition.
Buckner. She was a member of First Baptist Church,                   This production will be filled with music and dance! We
Rhodhiss, NC.                                                      need children and adults of all ages!! This is a perfect oppor-
  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by four     tunity for families to be in a show together!
sisters, two brothers, two nieces and one nephew.                    Performance dates are December 1-4, so you will be fin-
  She is survived by two sisters; Betty B. Bolick and Doris B.     ished in time to get your shopping done!
Billings and her husband Larry all of Hudson, NC. Several            Those interested in technical areas should come to auditions
nieces and nephews and three great nieces whom she adored;         to complete a technical form. We need a cast and crew of
Amy Townsend, Lydia and Haley Wooten.                              thousands, so spread the word! (If you would like to contact
  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 10,           Beth       Woodard,          please      contact      us     at
2011 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Rhodhiss, NC, and we will put you
with Rev. Rick Miller and Rev. Doug St. Johns officiating.         in touch with her.)
The family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Bur-
ial will follow at Sunset Hills Cemetery.                          Six People To Run For Granite Falls Town Council
Mackie-High Funeral Home of Granite Falls is serving the family.     By Mark Jackson August 2, 2011 - Granite Falls will have six
     You may view the obituary online at          candidates running for Granite Falls Town Council on No-
                                                                   vember 8, 2011. There are three open seats due to term expi-
                                                                   rations.     Mike Mackie, Tracey Townsend and Donald
                                                                   Kirkpatrick are the current town council members whose
                                                                   terms are to expire. This means that six people are vying for
                                                                   three seats.
                Share Your Church News                               The candidates are as follows, Tracey Townsend, Linda
  If your Church has News to share, please feel free to contact    Teague, Mike Mackie, James H. (Jim) Mackie, Robert J. De-
us at to include           Santis and Ken Knight. Donald Kirkpatrick will not be run-
your news in this paper. We would love to help your Church         ning for another term.
get the word out. News, Events, Announcements, Special               Since this is an Off-Year Election is very important that you
Services, Etc. are just a few examples. If you would like to       get out and vote on November 8, 2011. We hope to share the
advertise your Church in The Granite Falls Journal, we would       candidates agendas with you in the next few weeks.
love to add you to our family of advertisers.

                                      GRANITE INSURANCE AGENCY
                                                      91 North Main Street
                                               Granite Falls, North Carolina 28630

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                                           Antique Corner Mall
                                Browsers Welcome * Buy or Sell * Dealer Space Available
                                                 Owned & Operated by Floyd Kiziah
                       We are located on Highway 321 just north of Fair Value across from the State Employees Credit Union
                          4535 Lower Cedar Valley Road Hudson, NC 28638                        828.396.1099
                                                                                                   Hidden Treasure
                                                                           By Mark Jackson Granite Falls, NC
                                                                         {June 7th, 2009} - My wife and I have
                                                                         never seen the Old Mill Pond Dam
 Keep your body temperature cool to avoid                                so we finally decided to go see it. As
                                                                         we were walking down the road to
           heat-related illness.                                         the dam we started to hear the rush of
  Stay in air-conditioned buildings as much as possible.                 water. The sound kept getting louder
             Find an air-conditioned shelter.                            and louder. When we finally reached the dam, we were com-
                                                                         pletely surprised by what we found. We had no idea that we
   Do not rely on a fan as your primary cooling device.                  would find something so dramatic. The dam, falls, and creek
                   Avoid direct sunlight.                                below are truly a hidden are in store for a treat if
                                                                         you have never seen this. You can access the Dam and Falls
        Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing.                        from Dam Street which just off Falls Avenue.
               Take cool showers or baths.                                  If you decide to make a visit to the dam, you should stop by
                                                                         the Granite Falls History and Transportation Museum
         Check on those most at-risk twice a day.                        too. This museum is housed in Andrew Baird's former resi-
                                                                         dence on Falls Avenue. It is open to the public on Saturdays
                                                                         10am - 4pm and Sundays 2pm - 4pm. (This was our very first
                                                                         story that we placed on our website before starting our print ver-
                                                                                   For Granite Falls historical information go to:
Because your body loses fluids through sweat,
 you can become dehydrated during times of                                                          In Search Of…..
               extreme heat.                                               The Granite Falls Journal is always looking for good news
               Drink more water than usual.                              in our community. If you have any interesting stories, news,
                                                                         birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, etc., please submit them to
   Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink more fluids.                 The Granite Falls Journal.
  Drink from two to four cups of water every hour while                
              working or exercising outside.                                        Town Of Granite Falls Announcement
Avoid alcohol or liquids containing high amounts of sugar.                 Computer equipment and televisions are banned from the
          Remind others to drink enough water.                           landfill. These items are now picked up for recycling on the
                                                                         first Friday of each month.
       From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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                                                    Dr. Denise R. Glander, DVM • Dr. Adrienne Ogles, DVM • Dr. Deidre Sesan, DVM

                                                   Quality, Caring Healthcare For The Life Of Your Pet
                                                                4607 Hickory Blvd. Granite Falls, NC 28630
                                                                828) 396-7002 • (828) 328-2660 Emergency

                      Kids Corner
  Friday, June 10 ended the 2010-2011 school year, which
have many children looking forward to no homework, sleep-
                                                                     GFMS Blue Demon 5K
ing late and fun in the sun. However, parents can won-                  Demon Dash -1 mile fun run
der…”what are we going to do with the kids all summer”. To                                 Race Day
help with ideas and activities for summer the Granite Falls                           September 10, 2011
Journal will have a “Kid’s Corner”. This will provide inex-
pensive and fun ideas to help pass the hot summer days. Each                          Race Start Time
week will feature 10 ideas for parents and children.                                      9:00am
                 Kid’s Corner Week #9                                         Registration & Packet Pick up
  Now that school is over, let The Granite Falls Journal                       (Granite Falls Middle School)
help with ideas and activities to keep the kids busy this                             8:00am-8:45am
summer. Here are 10 new ideas for week #9 of Kid’s Cor-                          ——————————
ner.                                                                    $15 Early Registration Fee by September 5th
                                                                              $20 Race Day Registration Fee
1. See a dramatic performance together. Even if it’s a per-
formance at a local park or a touring Broadway show.                              Contact: Kevin Prince
2. Put on your own dramatic play. Make your own script,                           396-2341 or 396-1391
find costumes and have some family fun. Invite the                  
neighbors.                                                                     Pre-register @ GFMS Gym
3. Make music. Make your own instruments or use tradi-
tional ones.
4. Play charades. Get set for hours of fun and laughs.
5. Watch family movies. Weddings, birthdays, plays!! Don’t
forget the popcorn!
6. Go to a flea market or yard sale. Find treasures and bar-
gain for the best deal.                                                      Hosted by: GFMS Boosters Club
7. Have your own garage sale. Kids can earn spending
money to enjoy the last few days of summer before school
8. Climb trees together. Only if the kids are big enough and      Falls Sports At SCHS Are Getting Underway
you are brave enough.
                                                               Fall sports tryouts have begun, go to the SCHS website for
9. Find a book of riddles. See who is the best joke teller.
                                                             details and contact information. SCHS Women’s Volleyball
10. Bake together. Teach the kids to make their favorite
                                                             to have first scrimmage on August 11 at Patton. SCHS Foot-
cookies or a special cake. Even have them help with dinner.
                                                             ball get underway on August 19 at Freedom.
You might inspire someone to be a chef.

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    Sawmills Volunteer Fire & Rescue Had Great                       ***Grace Chapel Fire Department Notice***
             Turnout For Blood Drive                               We have been made aware of a individual selling reflective
                                                                 address signs door to door in the Grace Chapel area. This
                                   By Mark Jackson August 9,
                                                                 individual is riding a scooter and wearing a reflective vest. He
                                   2011 - On August 4, 2011
                                                                 is stating he is involved with the Fire Department. We are not
                                  the Sawmills Volunteer
                                                                 affiliated with this individual. We have no one going door to
                                  Fire & Rescue Depart-
                                                                 door selling signs. If you have any questions call the Fire
                                  ment hosted a blood donor
                                                                 Dept 828-396-1702.
                                  drive to help with an ur-
                                  gent need for blood.                      Sawmills Farmers Market
                                  Mayor Bob Gibbs was                         Support Our Local Farmers
                                  hoping to have at least 60
                                  blood donors but actually In case you haven’t heard, the Town of Sawmills hosts a
                                  had 68 blood donors par- Farmers Market each Tuesday from 3pm to 7:30pm. Eat
                                  ticipate. In photograph to healthy and save money! It is located across from the Saw-
                                  left - Seth Eckard, Saw- mills Fire Department.
                                  mills Town Administrator,           Foothills Pottery Festival In Hudson
                                  was having a laugh while
                                  donating blood. Photo by The Town of Hudson is accepting applications for our up-
                                  Mark Jackson.              coming 3rd annual Foothills Pottery Festival to be held at The
                                                             Hudson Uptown Building, October 29th. Please contact Hud-
                                                             son Town Hall at 828.728.8272 for application or more infor-
             Hudson Car Show - Cruise In                     mation.
                August 19th, 2011 (Friday)
                       5pm to 8pm
  Bring your car to downtown Hudson and show it off. All
makes and models welcome. Enjoy music, great food & a
good time. For more info call Karen Hamby at 726-1988.

             The Hudson Uptown Building
  The Hudson Uptown Building known as the “HUB” is a
fantastic facility for Receptions, Meetings, Theatre, or What-
ever You Can Imagine!                                              Granite Falls resident Keith Smith will be directing this
             HUB Coordinator: Janice Woodie                      musical. For more information watch for flyer. Tickets will
                  Phone: (828) 728-8272                          be available September 1st. The HUB is located in Hudson at
      Call them with any questions that you may have!            145 Cedar Valley Road.

                                                 GRANITE MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT
                                                     Serving Caldwell County For Over 60 Years
                                                        575 North Main Street Granite Falls, NC 28630
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                               Dr. Herb Says….      “Go Vegan”
  Vegan means nothing animal; no meat, milk, cheese, yogurt, egg, ice cream, butter. Some
people say: if you do not eat animal, where are you going to get your protein, calcium, and B-
12? A cow stands all day and eats nothing but grass. So, where does the cow get protein, cal-
cium, and B-12? It is an established fact that a plant based diet is the healthiest. There is
much scientific research to support this. More importantly, a plant based diet was designed by
God for mankind. Vegan is the best diet. Vegan was the Garden of Eden diet. Vegan is the
best way to eat for preventing cancer
and other diseases. The fact is malnu-
trition and starvation will kill about 14
million people this year. If Americans
reduced their intake of meat by just
10%, the land, water and energy freed
up from growing livestock feed, would
feed 100 million people. Turning grain
into flesh is extremely wasteful.
Twenty vegetarians can be fed on the
amount of land needed to feed one per-
son on a meat-based diet. Another
fact: It takes about 300 gallons of wa-
ter per day to produce food for some-
one who is totally vegetarian, but it
takes more than 4,000 gallons of water
per day to create the food needed to feed a meat-eater. Meat is a dead animal carcass; we are
humans, not crows. The kidneys of the meat eater must work three times harder than the kid-
neys of the person who eats vegan. It takes meat four times longer to pass through the diges-
tive tract, than for fruits, grains, beans and vegetables. The liability to take disease is in-
creased tenfold by meat eating. Heart attack is the most common cause of death in the U.S.,
killing one person every 45 seconds. The male meat-eaters risk of death from heart attack is
50%. The risk to men who eat no meat is 15%.
 If you are serious about going Vegan, bring this paper by and receive a free Vegan Cookbook.
                       (Entitled “Vegetarian Cooking School Cookbook”)

        Sun 10 to 6
                            Natural Food Store                                       Fri 7 to 4
        M-T 7 to 6       (828) 322-5316            Sat closed
                      1920 Highway 70 Southwest Hickory, North Carolina 28602

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