Fundraiser for former farmers market manager

Jun. 17, 2014 @ 03:11 AM

A fundraiser will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday for the former manager of the Rutherford County Farmers Market.

All proceeds will go to Ricky Horne for his medical expenses. Horne is battling cancer was spent most of last week at Mission Hospitals in Asheville. His wire, Carole Horne, is employed by the cooperative extension in Spindale.

The cooperative extension staff is at hosting the fundraiser at 193 Callahan Koon Road, Spindale.

Grilled hot dogs and hamburgers will be held. All plates are made to order and will include a homemade dessert, drink, chips and choice of condiments. Call today, 287-6010 to order. Pay on site.

Anyone who cannot attend but would like to make a donation, make checks payable to Rutherford County Cattlemen.

Call 287-6010 for more information.


Urgent Care opens in Spindale

SPINDALE — At Carolinas HealthCare System has opened an urgent care location in Rutherford County.

Urgent Care is located at 181 Daniel Road in Spindale at the officers of Rutherford Internal Medical Associates.

Urgent Care will provide after-hours care for the citizens of Rutherford County.

It will be open from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday – Friday and on weekends, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Carolinas HealthCare Urgent Care is staffed with experienced medical providers and support personnel and is equipped to treat:

•Sore throats, ear aches, bronchitis, colds, flu and upset stomach;

•Lacerations and burns;

•Sprains and strain'

•Work-related injuries

Providers can also perform physicals for sports, camp or work, and can provide referrals to a primary care physician.

For more information, call Carolinas HealthCare Urgent Care at 828-287-9504.

°Carolinas HealthCare System (, one of the nation’s leading and most innovative healthcare organizations, provides a full spectrum of healthcare and wellness programs throughout North and South Carolina. I


D.C. Cole Memorial dedication


FOREST CITY — The D.C. Cole Memorial will be dedicated at 11 a.m. Saturday, June1, on the East lawn of the Cool Springs Administrative Office on West Main Street in Forset City.

All relatives, former band members and friends are encouraged to attend.

A group of former band students, friends and supporters of the late musician spearheaded the gazebo project to honor Cole who was known as "Mr. Music Man" in Rutherford County.


Cole was band director at Cool Springs High School.


Cole started five bands in Rutherford County and two or three in South Carolina, Bill Blair, committee member said.


Cole was born in 1890 and was instrumental in pioneering the band movements in Rutherford County and in other areas.


He joined the Cliffside Community Band in 1907 and graduated from Boiling Springs High School in 1914 and became lead band director of the band in 1916.


After being discharged from the U.S. Army after a stint in World War I, Cole returned to Rutherford County and reorganized the Cliffside band and subsequent bands in Avondale and Spindale.

He organized the 24-piece Rutherford County School Orchestra and the first ever All-County Band.

Cole organized and taught schools bands at Cool Springs, Forest City, R-S Central, Tri-High, Harris, Cliffside, Hendersonville, Newton and in Greer, S.C.

The gazebo will be a permanent marker for Cole that can be used for community events, such as Easter sunrise service, July 4 picnics, Labor Day, Memorial Day, choral concerns.