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February 23, 2023

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Thursday, February 23-March 1, 2023 828-248-1408 Rutherford Weekly - Page 9 Email: Email: Mail or Drop-Off: Mail or Drop-Off: 157 W Main St, • Forest City, NC 28043 157 W Main St, • Forest City, NC 28043 *Publisher has fi nal decision of which photos appear in print, per available space. We Want Your Kids Sports Photos! •Basketball •Baseball •Softball •Soccer •Archery •Equestrian •Etc! We Want Your Outdoor Photos! We Want Your Outdoor Photos! Hunting, Fishing, Playing Ball, Etc. Hunting, Fishing, Playing Ball, Etc. Sportsman's Corner Sportsman's Corner Email: Mail: 157 W Main St., Forest City, NC 28043 Phone: 828-248-1408 *Publisher has the fi nal decision of which photos appear in print, per available space. I'm always amazed at those who can make things with their hands. I too enjoy creating, but my talents are very limited. I have seen some of the most beautiful items come from things like hickory branches, deer antlers, and turkey feathers. We all love to see furniture made from hewn logs and chandeliers made from elk antlers. There's just something about present conveniences being wrapped in the ruggedness of the past, or slick technology placed inside a rough exterior. I wonder sometimes who comes up with some of these ideas like making a lamp from a piece of driftwood. I don't know the answer, but I sure would like to have one. And this stuff is expensive! A few years ago, I was at a store in Branson, Missouri. On one table was an elk antler. Nothing printed on it, and nothing built into it; and not both antlers, just one. The price was over $200.00! And deer antlers were pricey as well. It's amazing how animals sometimes are valued more in their dying than in their living. We know this is true when we look at so many who poach protected animals just for what they can gain from some part of its anatomy. Four legged animals are not the only ones who become more valuable in their dying. We do to. It is the Christian way. If we are to live, we must die. This is an unusual paradox. This dying is not a physical one, but one that takes place when we give our lives over to Christ. He then begins to live in and through us and takes even the most undesirable and seemingly insignifi cant parts of our lives and makes some unique, special, useful, and valuable treasures from them. He is the great artisan. When you look at the things in your life, do you see them as ordinary and without worth? Do you think you have nothing of value to offer God or humanity? Do you consider yourself ungifted? My friend, the value of a diamond is not complete until it has been handed to a jeweler to be cut and polished. And your and my value is also not complete until we have placed everything we have and are in the hands of God and allow Him to design something of great worth that we could have never done on our own. By By Gary Miller Aiming Outdoorsmen Toward Christ Make sure to get my new book, full of these articles. Outdoor Truths Volume Four. I also speak at wild-game dinners and men's events for churches and associations. e GARY MILLER The largest tree squirrel in North Carolina, the fox squirrel is nearly twice the size of the more common gray squirrel. Although they live primarily in mature longleaf pine and open pine-oak forests in the Sandhills and southern Coastal Plain, a more recently established population exists in the northwestern part of the state, associated with open hardwood forests surrounded by pastureland or other open habitats. Fox squirrels occur in a variety of color phases though the top of the head is usually black, and they often have a white nose as well. In the Sandhills and Coastal Plain of North Carolina, they are grayish with various patches of black on the head and feet and white patches on the nose, paws and ear tips. Some are almost totally black with dark gray patches, and others are reddish or rust colored. Squirrels in the northwestern population typically have a tawny-brown or grizzled-gray color above, with a rusty or pale orange-brown color on the underside, ears and legs. Species Spotlight: Fox Squirrel Article by: It was "Let's Talk Pickle Ball" for several local seniors at the Spindale House on Monday. The event, organized by Barbara Hill, Program Manager and Senior Games Coordinator at the Rutherford County Senior Center, was to introduce participants to the game that will be included in the 2023 Senior Games. Senior Games is a health promotion and wellness education program for adults 50 years and older. Events include archery, bowling, golf, swimming and many more fun events. Registration for senior games, silverarts and performing arts will be held from March 1 through March 15. The Silver Arts display will be March 27-30 and athletic events are scheduled April 17-28 with participants divided into age groups. Sponsorships are available with a deadline of March 15. Information packets for participants will be available when registration begins March 1. For more information contact Barbara Hill at 828-287-6413. "Let's Talk Pickle Ball" Article Provided By: Pat Nanney The Rutherford County Carolina Bass Club fi shed Lake James Saturday. 22 anglers fi shed with the morning temperature around 25 degrees. The water was 44- 48 degrees and a little muddy around the blaskbear landing, but was pretty clear up the lake. Boat traffi c was low. Fishing was good, just a little cool. Here are the results: 1st place- The team of Keith McClure and Jr. Self with a 5 fi sh limit weighing 13.58 pounds. 2nd place- The team of Stan Brackett and Jackie Long with a 5 fi sh limit weighing 11.95 pounds. 3rd place- The team of Dean Ford and Phil Murray with a 5 fi sh limit weighing 9.36 pounds. 4th place- The team of Weston Randell and Jonathon Drummon with a 5 fi sh limit weighing 9.26 pounds. Nathan Jackson won the big fi sh of the day award with a 3.49 pound largemouth. Ty Elliott won the 2nd big fi sh of the day award with a 3.32 pound largemouth. The Carolina Bass Club fi shes Lake Lookout on March 18. Article Provided By: Rutherford County Carolina Bass Club Fishing Report 157 West Main St., Forest City 828.248.1408 @Ruther fordwkly @Ruther fordwkly Follow On @Ruther fordwkly Follow On On Small Town Friendly BIG Time Results Small Town Friendly BIG Time Results Not just a bunch of BOLONEY! Advertising that works.

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