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.