Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Camp McCall is Open to the Public -- Summer 2013

Looking for a spot to swim? Visit the lake at Camp McCall for summertime fun.

McCall Director
Ronnie Walker

828 245-0013

It used to cost $2.00 per person per day to enjoy the camp for Methodist Church members and $3.00 for non members, then because of the economy they did away with the charges altogether to do what they were started for in the first place, to be a gathering place for children and families surrounded by nature in a lovely area originally known as: Show Me the Way. kd

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Camp McCall, Golden Valley NC, 2013 Camp Projects

2013 McCall projects remodel lower bath for accessibility for all clients & work day. 

Remodel work not completed as of this day 6 26 2013. Window fans 2 be installed, lights 2 be replaced & ceiling painted. Bath remodeling has been progressing since February & is almost completed. Check McCall's Web Page for work projects contact person.

Remodel project work furnished by Trinity UMC Dysartsville N.C. & 1st Forest City UMC Forest City

N.C. Work Day Troop 197 Glen Alpine split, hauled, unloaded, stacked, carried wood for winter usage for campers this winter season. Raked & moved leaves 2 a site unseen. Cut undergrowth around Water Falls Lodge & cleaned Chapel In The Pines. June 15 2013.

McCall presented open house in April over 60 people attended mostly youth. Youth Leaders reported all had a great experience hiking & studying Jesus water world presented by Don Price from Pleasant Grove UMC Forest City N.C.

Carolina Cross Connection preparing for 2nd of 4 weeks of mission work & fellowship in Rutherford, McDowell & Burke Counties beginning Sunday June 30th. App 60 campers in attendance 1st week.

Worship service with CCC Friday nights bond fires, communion, & fellowship they have with each other plus the uplifting they receive from clients they work for is 3 hrs every person should experience once in there life time. I have been blessed many times by this experience.

Camp Director, Ronald Walker


Sunday, June 16, 2013

Open House at Daylily Farm

BY Virginia Hawkins
Polkville, NC -- Saturday, June 15th was the annual Open House at the Slightly Different Nursery that specializes in hybrid daylilies. These plants are drought tolerant, sun resistant, and overall great performers in the garden. Paul Owen is the owner and the genius who cultivates by cross pollination with existing hybrids to create a new and unique daylily The new cultivars can take between 6-8 years to mature to the point that they can be registered and one can even name their own daylily. What a great gift.... better then naming your own star and then you can't find it in the Milky Way! Saturday was glorious weather for roaming through the thousands of plants set in one of the most scenic parts of North Carolina. The backdrop of mountains and lovely breeze was heaven. Paul's family (from all over the globe) gather annually to help him prepare for this event. Everyone chips in with getting the plants in perfect condition for visitors. The old blooms are carefully removed the day before so that the next bloom will stand out perfectly and show itself off in peak glory on the big day. They start opening up in the early morning and the fields come alive with color. He ships them worldwide to avid gardeners and collectors of hybrids. If you missed the Open House you can still visit Slightly Different by making an appointment. See website: slightlydifferentnursery.com for details.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Community Club Meeting May 20th, 2013

Hello Neighbor,
The GVCC Club will meet on Monday, May 20th, at 7:00 pm at First Broad Church for a regular pot luck dinner meeting. Chris Lovelace will be our guest speaker, he's just completed the Leadership Rutherford Program and has some things he'd like to share with us.

Be sure to read to the end about the medical assistance program.
Camp McCall has a website up and ready for your viewing. http://camp-mccall.org/
Reverend Cindy Lunsford shared some exciting news!
•  Mon., May 20:  6:00 PM GED Information Session at Golden Valley UMCGED classes will be starting every Mon. & Tues. from 6-8 at GVUMC.      
    For more information contact:  Rev. Linda Stack Morgan
    cell 704-437-6666, or church (best day Thurs) 828-248-3060.

•  Sun., May 26th Cedar Grove UMC Memorial Sunday,
    Pastor David Hawkins Preaching, Pot Luck Lunch to follow service

•  Sun., June 2nd Sunshine UMC Memorial Sunday 11:00 AM, Pot Luck to        
     follow the service

Third Thursdays, Cherry Mountain Fire Department and Washburn Outreach Center of The UMC will host a satellite office for the Rutherford County Clinic FREE Meds program for people without insurance who meet income levels.  Bring ID, Medications, proof of address, and proof of income sources

Cherry Mountain Fire Department -- For the Children

Friday, April 12, 2013

April 2013 Community News

Hello Neighbor,
The GVCC Club will not meet on Monday, April 15th, but there are a few things going on in our community.
The Dogwoods are in Bloom

Ron Gurley from Fairview Mountain Ministries would like to invite you to visit their booth at the Bostic Lincoln Center next weekend, April 20th at the center.
Camp McCall always has a need for their many, many projects; they need help with Spring Cleaning right now so they’ll be in good shape for this summer. Volunteers may contact Ronnie Walker 828 245 0013 Camp McCall “We accept volunteer labor materials monies & friendly conversation.”
Meanwhile, remember, at Cedar Grove Reverend Cindy and her husband Warren Lunsford have been approached by several people who would like to learn how to use computers. She and Warren will be teaching at the Cedar Grove Fellowship Hall. Email pastor Cindy at revcindy.lunsford@gmail.com   These are FREE classes to help you learn and practice using your computers. If you feel comfortable helping people, there’s a place for you, too.

The Republican’s Vidalia Onion Sale is underway and Robin Smith is taking orders call or email Robin robinfsmith@gmail.com . The deadline to order is May 1. Delivery will be around May 3-4. Ten lb. bags are $10, and twenty-five lb. bags are $20.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Community News March 2013 Golden Valley, Sunshine, Duncan's Creek

Hello Neighbor,
Can you believe this is the third Monday?
 Last month, we didn’t have a program and at the last minute Bryson Smith from East High School, one of our Journey Scholarship applicants, attended the meeting and talked with us a little about his senior project. Bryson held a huge dinner at Sunshine School to raise money to build an FFA barn on the campus at East High.

This month we don’t have a program either. Can you think of someone who could come Monday? Regardless, the GVCC Club will meet on Monday, March 18th,  at 7:00 PM at the Fellowship Hall of First Broad Church. We’re having our regular potluck dinner, everyone bring a dish and (at least) a dollar, and join us for supper. First Broad Church is directly across from the community club, right up the hill.

Community Events:
Reverend Cindy and her husband Warren Lunsford have been approached by several people who would like to learn how to use computers. She and Warren have decided to commit several Mondays this spring from about 10 - 2 to teaching at the Cedar Grove Fellowship Hall.
Copy and paste the dialogue below and email pastor Cindy at revcindy.lunsford@gmail.com  Not sure how to do that? Call Karen 245-9003 and she’ll do it for you. These are FREE classes to help you learn and practice using your computers. If you feel comfortable helping people, there’s a place for you, too. Scroll down and sign up!

I PLAN TO ATTEND ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS (put an X next to the ones you will attend):

Monday, April 22

Monday, April 29

Monday, May 13

Monday, May 20

I AM INTERESTED IN GETTING HELP WITH (Type what you are hoping to learn and/or have supervised practice with):

I WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER TO HELP OTHERS (Tell what you feel comfortable helping with):

Camp McCall:
McCall has many, many, many projects.
Paint rake leaves clean gutters clean culverts
The Chapel In The Pines needs a spring cleaning.
Alter at the Chapel needs rock work.
We also have a many-many wish list.

Please contact
Dennis Danner
828 287 2452  H
828 249 2162  C
email ddanner@yahoo.org

Ronnie Walker
828 245 0013 Camp McCall
email reklawr@bellsouth.net

We accept volunteer labor materials monies & friendly conversation.
Boy Scouts in picture designed a camp site on McCall's west property
for Eagle Project we need 30 more sites for 30 campers.
Notice contact names above.

More Community News?

Let me know and I’ll get it posted on our blog.
Share information with your neighbors. Events, Church Programs, Fundraisers, School Reports, essentially any item of interest you’d like to share. Link us to your business page – we’re here for the benefit of the community.  

The Cherry Mountain Fire Department Auxiliary held an indoor Breakfast and Biscuit sale at the Fire Department. Proceeds of about $700.00 went to the fund. Auxiliary funds are used to purchase things firefighters need on the job that the county funds do not cover, like sandwiches, and drinks. 

KD McCall, GoldenValleyNC.com
828 245-9003

Poverty Workshop at Cedar Grove

Monday, March 4, 2013

Camp McCall Open House April 7 2013

Put the date on your calendars: 

Camp McCall
Open House and Nature Walk
April 7th

Come out and spend the afternoon with your family and your United Methodist friends at Camp McCall.  It is the Western North Carolina Conference Camp in the heart of the foothills of the Blue Ridge District. 

Come see the work that has been done on the property in the past year, get a close-up look at some of the unique wildflowers on the grounds, and enjoy some refreshments while taking in the beauty of Spring.

Camp McCall
1040 Camp McCall Road
Bostic, NC  28108

For more information, or further directions, contact:

Ronnie Walker
3:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Monday, February 18, 2013

Cell Phone Service in Golden Valley NC

For those who might be interested, I have wall to wall cell service at my home … and about 150 foot from the house …

I had no cell signal at all .

It can be done with Exede satellite internet service and a Verizon wireless Network Extender

A one time fee of $250 for the network extender (they have a special running now for $150) and $60 per month for really fast internet service … Exede is an all American company.

Best regards,

Bob and Gail Singer
Golden Valley Property Management
DBA Golden Valley Getaways
Robert Singer - Broker in Charge
Gail Singer - CEO
Managing and owning properties in Rutherford and Polk Counties of North Carolina

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Washburn Community Outreach

Washburn Community Outreach's Pantry is getting pretty low on groceries this month. February 16th, 2013, with snow flurries across the area, the shelve were pretty bare. Can you stand to buy a couple of extra cans when you're at the grocery and drop them off?

Director Cheryl Ledford, started in December and is running the center with former director, Angie Leek's help. Ann Teague is keeping up the Facebook page where she posts what's happening at the Outreach online.

Please, join their Facebook Page.

The Outreach is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9 - 2. They are on Piney Mountain Road. Turn in by Washburn Store the center is about a block down, across from the pasture. Cheryl will join us Monday Night at the Golden Valley Community Meeting at First Broad and tell us what's happening with this local ministry.
If there are members of the community who have any experience with the Mana Food Bank, Cheryl could use your help, she's trying to connect to this food distribution group.
They always need helping hands at the center, so if you have a few hours you can volunteer, stop in they'll be glad to have the help. Whether it's one time or all the time, volunteer, you'll be glad you did. 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Cedar Grove Methodist Church, February 20 - March 20, 2013

Pastor Cindy Lunsford and Cedar Grove Church would like to invite you to a special program. During the 40 Days of Lent, we will explore the injustice of Human Trafficking and as followers of Jesus, what our part is to correct this injustice.  We will also be taking time to reflect on each step Jesus took towards the cross, and reflect on how these events impact our lives.  We will experience something we so rarely get,      time to be silent with God and allow God to restore and guide us.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A Visit From the Sheriff's Department Sends a Message

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department visited the Cherry Mountain Fire Department on February 1, 2013. Lieutenant Kelly Aldridge, Detectives Brandon Rothrock, Jimmy Upton, and Ronnie Bailey met with about a dozen concerned citizens from Sunshine and Golden Valley.

Lieutenant Aldridge addresses the group.
 What was the trouble? The trouble started when 4 homes in South Mountain Peaks were broken into. This was followed by several area break ins and then Golden Valley Estates had 8 homes hit in the same week. Yellowtop reports 5 and the Summit, so far has been lucky. So has The Ridge at South Mountain, reporting only one house broken into and that happened when it was under construction.
As times get tougher, thieves look for easy opportunities and unoccupied mountain homes have become a favorite target. And it was easy, easy until heightened security measures were put into place by the home owners associations such as: stricter gate security, neighborhood watches, and surveillance with live camera feeds at different spots in the communities. Homeowners tightened up too, several have added gates to their drives, installed monitored security systems and cameras as well.

And all this is well and good, but there are still some measures that may be taken by homeowners. This one’s easy, get the serial numbers off high end electronics, write them down and put them where you can find them. Never leave expensive jewelry or weapons in a vacation cabin, just don’t do it. Set up a camera with a high speed internet feed and a battery back up, it’s pretty inexpensive these days with pretty good cameras costing as little as $89.00. Pay attention in the community, if you see a vehicle that looks out of place assume it shouldn’t be there. Get the tag number, the make and model - can’t see that – look closely. Is there a dent in the door, is there a sticker on the bumper, the back windshield, what color is it, what do the passengers look like? If you have your cell phone handy, take a picture. But be safe. If you’re uncomfortable phoning the police, you don’t want to bother them with something you think you saw, email the information to them instead. It may lead to a crime being solved.
Lieutenant Aldrich was happy to inform the group that an arrest has been made. The suspect was in possession of stolen property in connection with at least one of the Yellowtop break-ins. They expect to tie him into several others. You can find out more about arrests, by following police reports online: Media Releases and for more information about the department, including email addresses, visit the Sheriff’s Department Detective Division online.

RCHC Visits the Golden Valley Community Club February 2013

Do you know the building in Spindale that used to house Daniel Furniture Company?
Well, it may be the best kept secret in the county.

Michelle Pimentel from the Rutherford Community Health Center (RCHC) spoke to the Golden Valley Community Club On Monday, January 21st at First Broad Baptist Church. She is spreading the word. The center is up and running and taking appointments, for the insured, the uninsured and the under-insured.

I asked Michelle if she could send some information about the center, and she shared:

2012 Stats                                                            
Total Patient Visits – 9,977                             
Total Patients – 2,474                                          
Total Patients Receiving Mental Health Services – 132
 2012 Medication Assistance Program (MAP) Stats
Total Number of Active Patients – 986
Total Number of Medications  – 2,624
Total Average Wholesale Price - $1,560,439.39  (The amount of money the program saved the residents of our county without prescription coverage.)

          The Community Clinic of Rutherford County DBA Rutherford Community Health Center originated in 2004 to provide quality health care and preventative health education to the low-income, uninsured individuals in our community.  The development of the clinic came as a direct result of the 2002 county-wide assessment conducted by the members of Rutherford Hospital’s Community Health Council, which determined that thousands were at risk for medical indigence. The clinic originated with the belief that all people deserve access to health care regardless of their ability to pay.  Therefore, our mission is to support and strengthen individuals and community health by providing high quality comprehensive healthcare services to the underserved.

- In May 2012, RCHC received the designation of FQHC Look-Alike (Federally Qualified Health Center) in the pursuit of organizational development to meet the needs of our community.  This places our clinic in the esteemed company of only 33 organizations in the state of North Carolina.  

- RCHC is the only comprehensive provider of primary care services in Rutherford County offering services on a sliding fee scale based on household size and income.  

Building Information
On March 5, 2010, the Community Clinic of Rutherford County purchased the Daniels Furniture building.  The building has increased clinic square footage from 1,400 sq. ft. to 13,000 sq. ft. and provided main street visibility.  The new building also provides rental space to Pisgah Legal Services and Carolina Community Health Partnership. The purpose of this relocation was to expand to a larger facility wherein we could operate in a physical space large enough to meet the current and future demand for our services.  It was our goal to create a delivery site for primary medical, specialty care, mental health and support services for the residents to improve their overall quality of care.   The renovations and furnishing were funded through grants from The Duke Endowment, Golden Leaf, Janirve Foundation, Cannon Foundation, Sisters of Mercy, Timken Foundation of Canton, NC Rural Center, Stonecutter, funding raised through our Capital Campaign and community contributions.

Visit the RCHC website for more information. Visit their clinic if you or someone you care about needs medical help. People with insurance are usually seen in the PM clinic. They need people with insurance to come in.too It helps generate revenue to keep them in business. And caring for people's health needs is a business - an expensive one.