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September 21, 2023

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Page 4 - Rutherford Weekly 828-248-1408 Thursday, September 21-September 27, 2023 Auctioneers: Bob Melton NCAL#166 704-692-0406 Ronny Causby Ronny Causby NCAL#37 828-443-8299 125 Melton Dr., Shelby, NC 28152 (NCAL 4977) Day of Auction 704-692-0405 (67$7($8&7,21'(& 6DWXUGD\6HSWHPEHUWK²$0 Estate of the late Gene Norman + Firearms from another Living Estate FIREARMS (Collectibles): 6 "America Remembers" All Colt 45 Tribute Pistols w/ Display Cases:,John Wayne 305/3500, John B Stetson 66/250, General George Patton 75th WWII Anniversary 135/500, General George Patton Side Arm 340/500, D-Day Tribute 107/500, Legends In Steel Army Revolver 224/250. LONG GUNS: Winchester Legendary Frontiersman, Browning Ducks Unlimited 12 ga., 186/300, Browning 14885, Henry Golden Boy 22 LR, Henry Colt 45, Colt 45 Mort Kunstler "Cowboys of Wildwest Tribute 27/500, Chisholm Trail "Spirit of the West Model w 1873 150/500. 2 BB Rifles (1Gas). SHOP TOOLS & EQUIPMENT: Top Bench Tool Chest, Dent Puller, Porta Power. 7 Bostitch Air Nailer's (Framing & Finishing) + Cases Nails. Central Machine 14x40 Wood Lathe, 121/2 Heavy Duty Planer. Dewalt: Battery Drill, Circular & Reciprocating Saws, B&D Complete Battery Tool Set. Delta:10" Compound Miter Saw, Shop Master Drill Press, Lincoln Welder, Makita:3/8" Sq Driver, Porta Cable Tool Set, Craftsman Table Saw, Sander, Rotary Trim Cutter, Reciprocating, Saw. Pipe Benders, Belt Sanders, Vices, Grinders, Saws: Miter, Hand, Hack, Cut off & Saw Blades. 2 Jump Starts, Air Hoses, Socket Sets, Wrenches: Adj., Open & Closed (All Sizes). Hammers, Levels, Pliers, Levels Ratchets, Trailer Hitches, Tires & Rims—-Loads Misc Tools. PERSONAL: Wood Life Size Indian, Floor Model Popcorn Machine, Pepsi Cooler (Floor), Lance Glass Jar, Oil Lamps, 100'S Handmade Walking Sticks & Cans, 2 Elec. Scooters, 4 Wheeler w/ T40 Motor, Whiskey Barrel, Ornate Sword, #10 Dutch Oven, Milk Crocks, Oil Lamps, Old Drink Bottles & Jars, Mantel Clock, Wash Tubs, Bowl & Pitcher, Coleman Camp Stove & Lanterns, Man's Pocket Knives/Watches, Gas Heater, Exercise Equip. Handicap Equip. China, Misc. Glassware. & LOADS TO NUMEROUS TO LIST.! TERMS: Cash, Checks, MC/VISA (3% Charge). 6.75% Sales Tax. Bring Tax ID # if you're exempt. NO BUYERS PREMIUM! Announcements day of Auction takes precedent over any advertisement written or implied. Not responsible for accidents or losses. Photos/Details: 207 E. Double Shoals Rd., Lawndale, NC 28090 John Kaskie is among four senior citizens from Rutherford County Senior Center who will compete in the NC State Senior Games in Raleigh beginning Friday, Sept. 22. Kaskie is a musician and will play an original waltz for the state competition. He won fi rst place in Performing Arts at the Rutherford games for his original waltz played on his accordion, titled "Waltzing with Mlâc", pronounced mee laach, the Slavic form of Miles. (His grandmother, Sophia Ducovich is the fi rst generation born in the US. The family roots are in Croatian). He shared the story of the waltz. During the height of the global pandemic, Kaskie's son, Joseph Kaskie and daughter-in-law Paige were expecting their fi rst child. The baby boy's name was Miles John Kaskie. He was delivered unborn (still born) just two weeks before his scheduled "birthday." The family was devastated, Kaskie said. "One day last June after mowing a large area on a hot and humid day, I sat down on the swing on the screen porch and dozed off," Kaskie said. "In a dream, a voice asked me, 'Pappy', if we could waltz. 'My name is Mlâc'." "The Dream felt more real than I can explain to you," he said. Kaskie said when he woke up he started writing the waltz for his grandson. Waltzing is not new to Kaskie. "My mother waltzed with me as my fi rst dance. I waltzed with my sons when they were infants. I waltzed with my three grandchildren when they were infants," Kaskie said. After writing the waltz, he wasn't sure how the couple would feel about the waltz that is in memory of their baby boy. "I was reluctant to share" but when he did share with Joseph and Paige, they were pleased. "She liked it." The couple had another child born Oct. 13, 2022 who will celebrate her fi rst birthday next month. In Pennsylvania, Kaskie began playing the accordion at age six. He played professionally for a while, starting in his middle to late teens at banquets, holidays and picnics. "I played at my father's funeral, the 'Orphan Waltz', he said. He also said playing the accordion was benefi cial, "when the accordion man always got the girls." Eight years ago Kaskie moved from the Pittshburgh, Pa. area to Rutherford County on the outskirts of Forest City. One son and his family live in Charlotte. "I wanted to come and be closer to him," he said. They have three children. When he isn't playing his accordion here in Forest City, Kaskie says he spends a lot of time mowing his 13 acres of property. "I mow a lot of grass and explore." In Pennsylvania he had several jobs, but the best of all was working with mentally challenged males and adults. He helped develop training programs for them for about 25 years, teaching them about life, money, banking and other life lessons. He also did the same thing for the school district. Of his competition at the State Games, Kaskie said, "I am honored to represent Rutherford County at the State Games," he said. On Saturday, Sept. 23 when he returns home from competition (on his birthday) he's hoping he'll have the best birthday present ever - the Performing Arts trophy. To him it's more than a waltz. "It means so much to me. I just hope I get to tell the story," he said prior to going to Raleigh. Although Kaskie isn't a regular at the Senior Center, he read about the Senior Games competition in Rutherford Weekly and knew he wanted to compete. Kaskie also gives a shout out to Small Town Roasters in Rutherfordton for allowing him to play the waltz there and to fi ne tune it there before a small audience. Article & Photos Provided By: Jean Gordon John Kaskie plays the waltz he wrote for a grandchild - the same waltz he'll present at the NC Senior Games Friday. Hoping to waltz back home on his birthday as a winner Also participating in the State Senior Game fi nals are: Debra Charles- Billiards, Bill Kirk- Mini Golf and Golf, Angel King & Rhonda Lovelace- Pickle Ball Doubles Features Include Search Archived Issues • Obituaries Advertisers • Local Sports • Weather Subscribe To Our Subscribe To Our Digital Edition Digital Edition Name: Address: City: Zip: Email: Phone : Subscribe Online @ Or Complete This Form And Mail or Drop-In Rutherford Weekly • 157 West Main Street, Forest City, NC 28043 Free Free Receive Your Digital Edition Every Thursday Morning By Email! Subscribe FREE

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