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NEIGHBORS NAME: Latrina James FAMILY: Parents Nancy and Larry James of Florence BORN: Marion, lives in Florence OCCUPATION: Student at Virginia College HOBBIES OR SPECIAL INTERESTS: Movies, reading, volleyball and basketball WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT FLORENCE: Growing community, especially the medical field WHO OR WHAT HAS MOST INFLUENCED YOU? “My mother who always pushed me to strive to do better in life. “
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Pearl Moore Basketball Center open house set Florence City Council will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on Thursday, April 12, at 4 p.m. at the new Pearl Moore Basketball Center located at 500 Barnes Street, just off West Evans Street. This highly anticipated new gymnasium facility will host the City’s growing youth basketball league for practice, games and tournaments. The facility will also host various travel basketball tournaments which will provide an economic impact for our community as participants and spectators visit Florence and take part in these events. The gymnasium features approximately 31,525 sq. ft. and includes three full-size basketball courts, concessions, a hospitality/ lobby area, staff office space, restrooms, storage, and program rooms. Based on a recommendation from Francis Marion University President Dr. Fred Carter, the City named the new gymnasium for Florence native basketball talent, Pearl Frances Moore. Moore was born in Florence on March 16, 1957, graduated from Wilson High School in 1975 and Francis Marion University in 1979. She was a three-time MVP for the Wilson Lady Tigers. At Francis Marion, Moore was a four-time AllAmerican and set the all-time women’s college basketball career scoring record of 4,061 points – a
THE PEARL MOORE BASKETBALL CENTER RIBBON-CUTTING WILL BE THURSDAY mark that still stands. Following college graduation, she went on to play professionally for three seasons, including an AllStar campaign with the St. Louis Streak in 1980-81. She has been inducted into four Hall of Fames (Florence Area Sports, Francis
Marion Athletic, South Carolina Athletic, and the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, TN). She was presented the Order of the Palmetto by the state legislature in 1979 and designated as a Palmetto Lady, and also presented a key to the City of Florence with
March 26, 1979 designated as Pearl Moore Day in Florence. She has continued contributing to the Florence community since her return home with the organization of a summer basketball camp that serves underprivileged youth in the City of Florence.
Griffin St. closed Griffin Street was closed Monday for construction of the new McLeod Regional Medical Center Emergency Department. Griffin Street extends between the McLeod Pavilion and McLeod Medical Park East. Access to the McLeod Pavilion and the East Parking Deck from Griffin Street will remain open temporarily. Entering the McLeod Campus from East Palmetto Street and Griffin Street will require drivers to turn right at the intersection of Griffin and Cheves Street, then left on Johns Street to reach the north side of the campus. This new expansion will provide patients and their families with greater access and capacity for service.
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Mayor Wukela comments on shooting incident
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Mayor Stephen Wukela issued the following statement: In the late hours of March 24 of this year, a state constable shot a motorist during a traffic stop being conducted by City of Florence police officers. The City of Florence police officers, following departmental policies, did not pull nor present their weapons during the traffic stop. Shortly thereafter, the State Law Enforcement Division took over and released the City of Florence from the investigation. That investigation is ongoing. In the meantime, the Solicitor for the 12th Judicial Circuit, Ed Clements, referred the matter to the South Carolina Attorney General to make any decisions as to prosecution at the conclusion of the investigation. While the City of Florence is not involved in the investigation or charging decision, we remain attentive to our citizens’ concerns and questions surrounding this incident, particularly as they pertain to the City’s relationship with the State Law Enforcement Division and the role of state constables in our community. To that end, the City is in the process of organizing an event to address such questions. City Council and staff are interested and available to address any comments. For updates please contact the City Administrative Office at 843-665-3113.
Deaths MERITA BREAD TOUR – Teacher Hazel Meserve with third and fourth graders from Delmae Heights Elementary School pose outside the Merita Bread plant following a tour, circa 1959. Photo courtesy of Tom Holston.
Pecan Trail joins in celebrating Pecan Month April is National Pecan Month. Right here in the Pee Dee, the South Carolina Pecan Trail is celebrating the month by highlighting 22 local restaurants that feature the healthy nuts in savory to sugary sweet dishes ranging from pecan-encrusted
grouper to pecan pie martinis. For National Pecan Month, all SC Pecan Trail restaurants are handing out complimentary recipe cards (while supplies last) to customers who in turn can make the dishes or drinks themselves at home. Recipes fea-
National Minority Health Month The month of April is National Minority Health Month, a time to renew the commitment to reducing health disparities among minority populations in the United States. This year’s theme is “Partnering for Health Equity,” which highlights partnerships at the various levels that help reduce health disparities. S.C. Legislative Black Caucus is assisting in these efforts with an informative event that will educate everyone on health issues affecting the Palmetto State’s minority communities. “Through this event, our hope is to offer health solutions, share resources, and empower those who are impacted by health disparities,” said Rep. Terry Alexander, District 59. “In doing so we hope to pave the way for a healthier Carolina.”
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tured include Julia Belle’s White Russian Pecan Pie, Victors Pecan Pie Martini, and Local Motive Brewing Pecan Pesto, to name a few. Along this culinary trail, customers can collect stamps from each restaurant on newly revamped passports that are available at the Florence Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and participating restaurants. Patrons fill up the passport with stamps, then stop in at the Florence CVB to get SC Pecan Trail swag. A fully stamped passport gets pecan explorers a t-shirt, drawstring bag, and a nutcracker. Eight stamps earn a drawstring bag and nutcracker. Four stamps, it’s the awesome nutcracker. “A growing number of
travelers plan vacations around culinary trips, and with the pecan being part of our heritage, the Florence Convention and Visitors Bureau developed the SC Pecan Trail to highlight locally owned restaurants that showcase that segment of our culinary culture,” said Holly Beaumier, Executive Director of the Florence CVB. According to the National Pecan Shellers Association (NPSA), National Pecan Month was started in 2001 to recognize the nut, which is designated a heart-healthy food choice by the American Heart Association. To learn more about the SC Pecan Trail, visit visitflo.com/sc-pecan-trail and follow the Trail on Facebook.
OBITUARY STEDMAN, NORTH CAROLINA--Mr. Thomas “Tom” Claud Robertson, 81, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center surrounded by his family. A memorial service was held at 12 p.m. Friday, April 6, 2018 at Butler Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Friday prior to the service at the funeral home. He is preceded in death by his parents, J.W. Robertson and Claudia Witherspoon Robertson; son, Chris Robertson; brothers, Jay and Jack Robertson and a sister, Betty McBride.
Thomas was an avid sports fan, loved playing golf and was a very hard worker. He retired from Pitney-Bowes and was owner and operator of American Transcribers, a medical transcription company that he started. He was also a United States Air Force Veteran. He is survived by his wife, Faye Robertson of the home; daughter, Cyndi Carroll of Fayetteville; grandson, Michael Carroll of Houston, TX; sister, Billie Finklea of Florence, SC and numerous nieces and nephews. Services entrusted to Butler Funeral Home, 6535 Clinton Road, Stedman, NC 28391.
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Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Ivey, Delores “Ressa” Watts, 82, died April 6, Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Johnson, Earl, died March 30, Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home. Jordan, Willie Mae, died April 1, Jordan Funeral Home. Lawhon, Joan Fraser, 93, died April 4, Cain Calcutt-Stephens Funeral Home. Lee, Ashton James, 28, Timmonsville, died April 2, Layton-Anderson Funeral Home. McElveen, Carroll, died March 28, StoudenmireDowling Funeral Home. Mixon, Virginia Ammons, died March 31, Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Parnell, Thelma Louise, 90, died April 5, Belk Funeral Home. Player, James Nicholas, 33, died March 31, Belk Funeral Home. Rogers, M.D. “Bud”, 87, died March 31, Belk Funeral Home.
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Child Life Program brings comfort with care to McLeod Children’s Hospital Hospital experiences can be extremely stressful and frightening to children and their families. The interruption of their normal routine, medical procedures, and family separation all have the potential to interfere with a child’s response to medical treatment. In an effort to help our pediatric patients, ages 18 and under, have the best possible experience, McLeod Children’s Hospital offers the Child Life Program, which seeks to establish trust and provide children and their families a positive, informative and comfortable hospital stay. An integral part of this program is the Child Life Specialist, who is specially trained and specifically certified to create an individualized treatment plan based on an assessment of the child’s development, temperament, and coping style. “Child Life Specialists help patients cope with trauma and/or hospitalization, provide normalization techniques, and advocate for patients, families and nurses,” says Olivia Whatley, McLeod Children’s Hospital Certified Child Life Specialist. “This involves explaining procedures by focusing on the child’s senses – what they may see, hear, smell, taste, or touch with regard to their medical treatment. “Another component is normalization techniques, which simply means bringing things into the patient’s room that they would normally see outside of the hospital,” continues Whatley. “This is where Medical Play Therapy plays a special role.” Medical Play Therapy allows children to play with medical equipment in a non-threatening manner and understand what treatments they are undergoing. One of the most important aspects of the Child Life Program is the opportunity for play. The Child Life Activity Center provides age-appropriate activities for young patients to learn and be creative while in a home-like environment. This play time encourages the use of motor skills, which is particularly beneficial for orthopedic patients. “One of my favorite aspects of being a Child Life Specialist is advocating for patients, families, and nurses,” says Whatley. “I have a unique opportunity to advocate for the needs, wants, fears and privacy of our patients while also collaborating with their families and nurses to ensure a positive experience for everyone.” About Olivia Whatley Olivia Whatley, Certified Child Life Specialist, graduated from Auburn University in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development with a concentration in Child Life. Her interest in Child Life developed after her first year of college when she volunteered for a day camp that incorporated equine therapy for children with disabilities and restrictions as well as children who had suffered a great loss or trauma. Through this program, Whatley learned firsthand how to use coping techniques catered specifically to the needs of the children to ensure a positive experience. About McLeod Children’s Hospital McLeod Children’s Hospital provides the highest level of pediatric care and technology available in the region to children living in Northeastern South Carolina and Southeastern North Carolina. Each year, more than 56,000 children receive care from McLeod Children’s Hospital either as an inpatient, outpatient or rehabilitation patient. Nearly 100 beds at McLeod are dedicated to serving the needs of children, including those in the Children’s Hospital, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), and Day Hospital. McLeod also offers the services of a specially designated Children’s Hospital Ambulance to transport children and newborns from community hospitals throughout the region to the high-tech, lifesaving specialists at the Children’s Hospital. McLeod Children’s Hospital is one of 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in North America. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children by raising funds and awareness for its members. Each year, these non-profit hospitals treat more than 17 million children afflicted with disease, injuries and birth defects of every kind by providing the finest in medical care, life-saving research and preventative education. A hallmark of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is that 100 percent of every dollar raised in a community stays there to help children in need.
Sign language workshop An American Sign Language program will be held at the Doctors Bruce and Lee Library on April 24, and will be conducted by Kaitlyn
Sims. The event is a one time workshop and not a class. Admission is free and for information or to register call 843-413-7074.
Swamp Fox Old Car Club to host Antique Classic Car Show The Swamp Fox Old Car Club Antique Classic Car Show will be held on April 21, at 2441 Hoffmeyer Road in Florence. Twenty-one classes will be held and trophies will be awarded to the top two in each class. Three bonus trophies including best antique, best contemporary, best of show, as well as dash plaques to the first 150. Registration will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the fee is $25. Judging will begin at noon with awards presentation at 3 p.m. For more information,
ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC CARS WILL BE ON DISPLAY ON APRIL 21 visit the website at http:// swampfox.aaca.com/ Proceeds will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
English Learner Family Night The Florence School District One English Speakers of Other Languages Team will host an evening to celebrate diversity and to promote bilingual literacy. The event will take place on April 19, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Poynor Adult and Community Education room 2A. For more information contact Paul Wells at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sonia Johnson at email@example.com.
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McLeod Health is committed to excellence in orthopedic care. That commitment has led to the combining of McLeod Orthopaedics & Pee Dee Orthopaedic Associates under one name: MCLEOD ORTHOPAEDICS. A group of leading physicians and surgeons, McLeod Orthopaedics provides the highest level of expertise for diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic conditions. McLeod Orthopaedics is also pleased to announce that we have moved to a new location that brings our physicians and surgeons under one roof to care for our patients in a new and pleasing environment.
Please note that the following physicians have moved to this location. Rodney K. Alan, MD Christopher S. Litts, MD Chadley M. Runyan, MD
Barry Clark, DO Thomas J. Mezzanotte, MD Nigel A.R. Watt, MD
Patrick K. Denton, MD Jason B. O’Dell, MD David M. Woodbury, MD
*Albert T. Gilpin, Jr, MD, will remain at McLeod Medical Plaza, 800 East Cheves Street, Suite 480-A and serve pediatric patients under the practice name McLeod Pediatric Orthopaedics.
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GOD’S WORD “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26 “As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last He will take His stand on the earth.” Job 19:25
Congress funds rural programs By Anna Johnson Center for Rural Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org Last month, Congress passed its spending bill for this year, which funds the federal government through Sept. 30, 2018. We are glad to see that it provides support for rural America. First, Congress provided healthy funding for conservation. Not only did lawmakers refrain from cutting farm bill conservation programs for the first time in several years, they also increased funding for Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) technical assistance, to $874 million from last year’s levels. In addition, Congress rejected proposed cuts to Rural Development programs. The Value-Added Producer Grant Program, which allows farmers and ranchers to diversify their income, was funded at the same level as 2017, at $15 million. The Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP), which provides loan funds and technical assistance to rural entrepreneurs, remains at the funding level provided in the previous farm bill, at $2.8 million, without additional support. The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program received its highest funding level in 30 years, $35 million. We are encouraged to see our lawmakers demonstrate support for publicly funded research in sustainable agriculture. Finally, the Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program, also known as the 2501 Program, received $3 million in funding for 2018, which is in addition to the $10 million in funding provided by the farm bill. This program allows farmers and ranchers, who are new to farm programs, access U.S. Department of Agriculture support. Learn more at cfra.org.
Established in 1973, the Center for Rural Affairs is a private, non-profit organization working to strengthen small businesses, family farms and ranches, and rural communities through action oriented programs addressing social, economic, and environmental issues.
First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
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Just a little trivia Don’t worry about the male mosquitoes, only female mosquitoes will bite you. In the early stage version of “The Wizard of Oz,” Dorothy’s faithful companion Toto was replaced by a cow named Imogene. Dr. Seuss was challenged to write a book using no more than 50 different words. The result? “Green Eggs and Ham.” Kool-Aid was originally marketed as “Fruit Smack.” In Shakespeare’s time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes, the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase “Good night, sleep tight.” If you want your spouse to listen and pay strict attention to every word you say, talk in your sleep. The only difference between a yard sale and a trash pickup is how close to the road the stuff is placed.
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Every woman wants a man who is handsome, understanding, economical and a considerate lover, but again, problem is the law allows only one husband. Every man wants a wife who is beautiful, understanding, economical, and a good cook. But, the law allows only one wife. When a man opens the door of his car for his wife, you can be sure of one thing: Either the car is new or the wife is. The San Francisco cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments. Reno is farther west than Los Angeles.
Michael Jackson’s 1988 autobiography Moonwalk was edited by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The Procrastinators’ Club of America newsletter is called Last Month’s Newsletter. The Corduroy Appreciation Club celebrated 11-11-11 as The Day That Most Resembles Corduroy. Failed PEZ flavors include coffee, eucalyptus, menthol, and flower. Mark Twain invented a board game called Mark Twain’s Memory Builder: A Game for Acquiring and Retaining All Sorts of Facts and Dates. The 1975 Dictionary of American Slang defines “happy cabbage” as money to be spent “on entertainment or other self-satisfying things.”
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If you like waiting, you’ll love single-payer By Sally C. Pipes “Hello, 9-1-1? I think I’m having a heart attack.” “We’ll send an ambulance right away. It’ll be there in, uh, four hours.” That’s the reality for patients captive to the United Kingdom’s government-run healthcare system. And it’s what the progressives who have lined up behind Sen. Bernie Sanders’s campaign to install single-payer stateside want to impose upon their countrymen. Britain’s National Health Service has been brought to its knees by an abnormally bad flu season. The spike in patients with the flu has overwhelmed the NHS’s ability to care for severely ill and injured patients. More than 58,000 people had to wait at least 30 minutes for an ambulance. Nearly 17,000 waited for hours in ambulances at the hospital. Rationed care and lengthy delays are deadly. One woman called an ambulance after experiencing chest pain. When it finally arrived at her home – four hours later – she had already passed away. Other patients have
died waiting in hospital corridors, according to NHS doctors. To make space for patients in immediate need, hospitals canceled all non-urgent operations – totaling about 50,000. These cancellations have forced people who need hip surgeries, knee replacements, and other procedures to linger in pain. Conditions aren’t expected to improve. One million patients will wait more than four hours for emergency care by 2020, according to the British Medical Association. The United Kingdom isn’t the only singlepayer nation where patients suffer. In Canada, patients face a median wait of more than 21 weeks to obtain treatment from specialists after they receive referrals from primary care doctors. Canadians in some provinces wait over 40 weeks. Long waits are the norm in countries with single-payer. Since patients do not face copays or co-insurance at the point of care, they have no incentive to seek out competitively priced doctors, cheaper medicines, or otherwise economize their consumption of care.
The government can only control costs by paying ultra-low reimbursements to providers and limiting access to treatments. Shortages are the result. As single-payer fails patients abroad, progressive lawmakers are advocating for government-run health care here at home. Sixteen Senate Democrats have cosponsored the single-payer bill that Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced in September. More than 60 percent of House Democrats have signed on to a similar bill. State policymakers are just as gung-ho for single-payer. California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom supports a single-payer bill that would cost $400 billion. Massachusetts’ state Senate recently passed a bill to explore the cost of single-payer. Lawmakers in Rhode Island introduced a single-payer bill in January; legislators in New Hampshire recently held hearings on their singlepayer bill as well. American progressives love to hype the “free” care that patients enjoy in the United Kingdom and Canada, but rarely mention the long waits, new taxes, and substandard
treatment inherent to single-payer. Once Americans learn they’ll have to wait hours for an ambulance and months for a routine surgery, “free” health care might not sound so appealing. Sally C. Pipes is President, CEO, and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy at the Pacific Research Institute. Her latest book, The False Promise of Single-Payer Health Care (Encounter), is available now. Follow her on Twitter @sallypipes.
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DELMAE STUDENTS CREATE DESK ADDITIONS AND WILL SHARE THEIR IDEAS WITH SCHOLARCRAFT
Delmae students to share ideas Delmae Elementary engineering students who created desk additions that keep books from sliding out of open trays have been invited to Birmingham, Ala., to ScholarCraft, the manufacturing company where the desks are made. Nu Idea will provide the lodging for the students. The fourth grade students will share their prototype with engineers at ScholarCraft later this spring.
Summer STEM Camp taking applications HARTSVILLE – The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) is accepting applications for its summer STEM camps: CREATEng, GoSciTech, and iTEAMS Xtreme: Next Generation. Online applications are available at www.scgssm.org/summer. • CREATEng is GSSM’s engineering and design thinking day camp for rising 8th and 9th graders. Working through project-based, handson team challenges, students learn what engineering is and what engineers do. With a focus on manufacturing and biomedical engineering, student teams will design blades and gears for a wind turbine, solder and build optical heart-rate monitors, and print 3-D prototypes of manufacturing or medical solutions for testing. Tuition costs $250. Needbased financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis. CREATEng dates and locations: Beaufort County - June 11-14 at River Ridge Academy Dorchester County - June 25-28 at Gregg Middle School Georgetown County - July 16-19 at Georgetown Middle School Greenville County - June 18-21 at Hughes Academy Orangeburg County - June 11-14 at William J. Clark Middle School York County - July 23-26 at Pleasant Knoll Middle School • GoSciTech provides unmatched opportunities to explore the endless possibilities of science and technology in an interactive, residential environment. For one week, rising 8th, 9th, and 10th graders live on GSSM’s campus and experience an entire camp devoted to their favorite subject. All camps are led by college, university, and GSSM professors, along with other professionals in their respective fields. A wide variety of courses are offered during the four weeks of GoSciTech. Tuition for each camp week costs between $800 and $900. Students can choose to stay up to four weeks. Need-based financial aid is available to residents of South Carolina on a first-come, first-served basis. To apply, complete the financial aid section of the application before April 16. GoSciTech will run the following weeks: Week 1: June 17-23; Week 2: June 24-30; Week 3: July 8-14 Week 4: July 15-21 • iTEAMS Xtreme: Next Generation is GSSM’s technology day camp for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Students choose one of two tracks. In Arduino & Robotics, students will explore the world of microcontrollers, electronics, and circuits through Arduino technology, learn how to program their very own microcontrolled robot, and pit it against other students’ robots in campwide competitions such as Dance Robot Dance and Robot Wars. In Arduino & Games, students will learn how to create game tools such as stopwatches, randomized dice, buzzers and sensors, then use the tools to build and play Arduino games. Tuition is $185, and need-based financial aid is available on a first-come, firstserved basis. iTEAMS Xtreme: Next Generation dates and locations: Charleston County - July 23-26 at Palmetto Scholars Academy Darlington County - July 23-26 at GSSM Florence County - June 11-14 at Sneed Middle School Georgetown County - July 9-12 at Georgetown Middle School Greenville County - June 11-14 at Hughes Academy Horry County - July 16-19 at Conway High School Lexington County - June 18-21 at Lexington Technology Center Orangeburg County - June 18-21 at William J. Clark Middle School Richland County - June 25-28 at Keenan High School Campers will be accepted on a rolling basis until May 15. Courses fill quickly. Learn more and apply online at http://www.scgssm.org/summer.
Charles Ingram Lumber Co., a family-owned sawmill located in Effingham, is expanding its existing operations. With $33 million of capital investment, the company is expected to create 22 new jobs. Serving the southeastern U.S. since 1931, Charles Ingram Lumber Co. owns timberland where trees are grown for pulpwood and saw timber. The company also operates a lumber mill, which produces approximately 120 million board feet of Southern Yellow pine annually. Located at 4930 Planer Road in Effingham, the company will be adding a new dry kiln this year, which will enable them to dry an estimated 70 million board feet of lumber. The company will also begin construction on a new manufacturing line which, over the next several years, will provide a significant amount of the required additional production. “Charles Ingram Lumber is excited to be growing our business, at home, in Florence County. This expansion
will allow us to better meet the needs of our customers. The support offered by our local and state government has been beneficial in making this expansion possible. This local, family-owned business is striving to be a leader in our industry while protecting our greatest asset, which is our dedicated employees. In the future, we will face many challenges, and our ability to grow our business at this critical time will position us for future growth, commented Charles Ingram Lumber Co. Vice President Furman Brodie and Manager Jim Anderson. “When a company chooses to continue growing in South Carolina, we want them to know that we are committed to providing the most business-friendly climate possible. Companies from all over the world trust our state and our people, and today’s announcement by Charles Ingram Lumber Co. is just the latest example of that,” said Gov. Henry McMaster “Job creation, investment and expansion in rural areas help power the success of our
county as a whole. This company’s expansion is good news for Florence County and the Pee Dee area,’ commented Florence County Council Chairman Kent Caudle. “Our culturally-rich rural communities have always been the heart of South Carolina, and every one of us has a stake in seeing them thrive. I commend Charles Ingram Lumber Co. for choosing to invest once again in Florence County and its people,” said S.C. Senator Hugh K. Leatherman. “Strong and growing companies, such as Charles Ingram Lumber Co., are crucial to long-term prosperity in Florence County. Charles Ingram Lumber Co. is led by its third generation of family and provides further proof that we are a great place to do business. I am excited that this company is expanding in our area,” added Florence County Economic Development Partnership Chairman Frank J. “Buddy” Brand
MCLEOD SPINE CENTER MOVES TO NEW LOCATION.
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To better serve our patients, McLeod Spine Center is pleased to announce that we have moved to a new location. Our new oﬃce provides a more eﬃcient space for our physicians, W. S. (Bill) Edwards, MD, Rakesh Chokshi, MD and Anthony Alexander, MD, to care for our patients and provide the extensive range of services they need. We are committed to achieving the best possible outcome for every patient and look forward to serving you in our new home.
McLeod Spine Center welcomes new patients. Call 843-432-1880 for an appointment.
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SPECIAL REFEREE’S SALE CASE NO. 2018-CP-21-34 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Branch Banking and Trust Company Successor by Merger to Southern National Bank of South Carolina against Charles Godbolt, I, the Special Referee for Florence County, will sell on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 11:00 o'clock a.m., at the Florence County Courthouse, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder: All that certain lot of land situate in the City and County of Florence, State of South Carolina, fronting on Gladstone Street and being designated and described as Lot # 49, in Carver Place on a
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plat of Carver Place made by A. L. Ervin, C. E., dated February 10, 1950 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book L at Page 149. See also survey prepared by Lind, Hicks & Associates, Surveyors, for Leonard L. Young and Edna Young dated December 9, 1986, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 26 at Page 900. Reference being had thereto for a more complete description.This being the same property conveyed unto Charles Godbolt by deed of Leonard L. Young and Edna Young, dated May 10, 1994 and recorded on May 12, 1994 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, South Carolina in Deed Book A417 at Page 1865. 900 Gladstone Street Florence, South Carolina 29501 TMS
# 90060-07-010 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee for Florence County at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of the bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. If the Plaintiff’s representative is not in attendance at the scheduled time of the sale, the sale shall be canceled and the property sold on some subsequent sales day after due advertisement. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, the deposit shall be
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SUMMONS FOR DIVORCE (ONE YEAR CONTINUOUS SEPARATION) IN THE FAMILY COURT 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE DOCKET NO. 2017-DR-21-1447 Shwanda Curtis Plaintiff, vs. Micheal Curtis Defendant. To the DEFENDANT Above-Named: Micheal Curtis YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that you have been sued by the Plaintiff for DIVORCE in the Court indicated above. You must respond in writing to the attached Complaint for Divorce and serve a copy of your Answer on the Plaintiff at the address below within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons upon you, not counting the day of service, or thirty-five (35) days if you were served by certified mail, restricted delivery, return receipt requested. If you wish to retain an attorney to represent you in this matter, it is advisable to do so before submitting your Answer to the Plaintiff. If you do not answer the
Complaint within the required thirty (30) days, the court may grant a DIVORCE and grant the Plaintiff the relief requested in the complaint. NOTICE OF FINAL HEARING Shwanda Curtis, Plaintiff, v. Micheal Curtis, Defendant. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT: The final divorce hearing is scheduled for April 30th, 2018 at 10:15 a.m. It will be held in the Family Court located at 181 N. Irby St., Florence, South Carolina. Date: March, 2018 Florence, S.C. Shwanda Curtis Pro Se Plaintiff Address: 341 Delta Mill Rd. Pamplico, SC 29583 (4/4,4/11,4/18/18) NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-21-03384 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as successorin-interest to all permitted successors and assigns of JPMorgan Chase Bank as Trustee for Nomura Asset Acceptance Corporation Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2004AP2 vs. Beverly B. Toth; OneMain Financial of South Carolina, Inc. s/b/m to American General Financial Services, Inc., the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on May 1, 2018 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN SCHOOL DISTRICT #10 IN THE COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, ON THE SOUTHWEST SIDE OF KINGSTON DRIVE AND KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT 5, BLOCK L ON A PLAT OF PARKWOOD SUBDIVISION #2 BY HARWOOD BEEBE COMPANY, C.E.'S, MADE IN JANUARY 1974. SAID LOT IS BOUNDED ON THE NORTHEAST BY KINGSTON DRIVE ON WHICH IT FACES 95 FEET; ON THE SOUTHEAST BY LOT 4,BLOCK L ON WHICH IT MEASURES 198 FEET; ON THE SOUTHWEST BY LOTS 12
AND 13, BLOCK L ON WHICH IT MEASURES 118 FEET; ON THE NORTHWEST BY LOT 6, BLOCK L ON WHICH IT FACES 195 FEET. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO BEVERLY B. TOTH BY DEED OF KENNETH CHARLES CALCUTT AND ANN A. CALCUTT DATED JULY 14, 1978 AND RECORDED JULY 14, 1978 IN BOOK A160 AT PAGE 634 IN THE RECORDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 2709 Kingston Drive, Florence, SC 29505 TMS: 01802-05-005 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 4.5% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order.
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The Honorable Robert E. Lee Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (4/11,4/18,4/25/18) NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF SALE CIVIL ACTION NO. 2017-CP-21-02673 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as trustee for Morgan Stanley ABS Capital I Inc. Trust 2007-HE2 Mortgage Passthrough Certificates, Series 2007-HE2 vs. Devonya Eaddy; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.; WMC Mortgage Corp., the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina, will sell on May 1, 2018 at 11:00AM, at the Florence County Courthouse, City of Florence, State of South Carolina, to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND SITUATE IN THE CITY OF FLORENCE, COUNTY OF FLORENCE, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, MEASURING ONE HUNDRED (100') FEET FRONT, MORE OR LESS, ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF EVANS STREET AND RUNNING BACK THEREFROM TO A DEPTH OF TWO HUNDRED (200') FEET. SAID LOT IS BOUNDED, NOW OR FORMERLY, AS FOLLOWS: ON THE NORTH BY EVANS STREET; ON THE EAST BY PROPERTY OF C. A. MOODY; ON THE SOUTH BY PROPERTY OF J.E. COKER; AND ON THE WEST BY PROPERTY OF ALMA H. BOWEY. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO DEVONYA EADDY BY DEED OF GLORIA K. LYLE DATED OCTOBER 31, 2006 AND RECORDED NOVEMBER 15, 2006 IN BOOK B55 AT PAGE 1444 IN THE RECORDS FOR FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 442 A & B West Evans Street, Florence, SC 29501 TMS: 9007404020 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to the purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to the Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compli-
ance. Should the last and highest bidder fail to comply with the other terms of the bid within thirty (30) days, then the Special Referee may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding shall not remain open after the date of sale and shall be final on that date, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 8.5% per annum. The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments, existing easements and restrictions, easements and restrictions of record and any other senior encumbrances. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Robert E. Lee Special Referee for Florence County Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Attorneys for Plaintiff Phone 803-454-3540 Fax 803-454-3541 (4/11,4/18,4/25/18) MASTER IN EQUITY'S SALE 2016-CP-21-03052 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc. against Mary E. Hill, et al., I, the undersigned Master in Equity for Florence County, will sell on May 1, 2018 at 11:00 AM, Florence County Judicial Center, 180 North Irby Street, MSC-E, Florence, SC 29501, to the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying, being and situate in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being known and designated as Lot 19 Block Q on a Plat of Glendale Acres, Subdivision, Section 3 by Banks & Powers Surveyors, dated December 10, 1954 and recorded in Plat Book U Page 78 in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County and being generally bounded and described as follows, to-wit: On the North by Winlark Drive which it fronts and measures 100 feet, on the east by Lot 20, Block Q
on which is measures 150 feet on the south by Lot 9 Block Q of which is measures 100 feet and on the west by lot 18 Block Q on which it measures 150 feet as shown on plat by W.R. Reg. Surveyor, dated June 22, 1965. This being the same property conveyed unto Joan P. Kelly by Deed of Mary E. Hill by dated December 9, 2010 and recorded December 10, 2010 in Book B331 at Page 1469, in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, South Carolina. CURRENT ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 3608 Winlark Dr., Florence, SC 29506 Parcel No. 90163-02-012 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the plaintiff, will deposit with the Master in Equity, at conclusion of the bidding, five percent (5%) of his bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same be applied to purchase price in case of compliance, but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to plaintiff's debt in the case of noncompliance. Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required deposit at the time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Master in Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at risk of the said highest bidder Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on Master in Equity’s Deed. Deficiency is waived and the sale will close on the Sales Day. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 5.060% per annum. SAVE AND EXCEPT ANY RELEASES, DEEDS OF RELEASE, OR PRIOR CONVEYANCES OF RECORD. SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, Florence COUNTY TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. In the event an agent of Plaintiff does not appear at the time of sale, the within property shall be withdrawn from sale and sold at the next available sales date upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or such terms as may be set forth in a supplemental order. The Honorable Robert E. Lee As Master in Equity for Florence County Bell Carrington & Price, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff (4/11,4/18,4/25/18)
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forfeited and the Special Referee for Florence County may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day (at the risk of the said highest bidder). As a deficiency judgment is being waived, the bidding will not remain open thirty days after the date of sale. Purchaser shall pay for preparation of deed, documentary stamps on the deed, and recording of the deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 8.00% per annum. The sale shall be subject to assessments, Florence County taxes, easements, easements and restrictions of record, and other senior encumbrances. GRIMSLEY LAW FIRM, LLC 1703 Laurel Street P. O Box 11682 Columbia, SC 29211 (803) 233-1177 By: W. Haigh Porter Special Referee for Florence County Edward L. Grimsley Benjamin E. Grimsley Attorneys for the Plaintiff (3/28,4/4,4/11/18)
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Trinity-Byrnes wins Anderson Brothers Bank golf invitational Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School shot a final round 322 and a tournament total of 616 to win the Anderson Brothers Bank Invitational High School Golf Championship. Held every spring since 2000, the tournament has been open to both public and private school golf teams. The invitational is used by most teams as a tune up for their run to the South Carolina State Championships.
Fuel Up Night benefit for Wilson The Florence community is invited to a special Fuel Up Night at participating Circle K convenience stores on April 19, to kick off Circle K’s annual Fueling Our Schools fundraising campaign. The event will take place at the Circle K at 3114 E. Palmetto St, and will benefit Wilson High School. The campaign invites customers to purchase fuel at specially marked fuel pumps, with Circle K donating one-cent of every gallon of fuel purchased to a participating local school (up to $2,000 per school). Schools will use their donations to address areas of need, such as technology, resources, teacher incentives and more.
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YMCA offers summer specialty camps Challenger British Soccer Camp Our experienced International staff study the game at all levels and will help players improve their core techniques and become more confident on the ball. The curriculum includes a variety of foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, freestyle soccer, small-sided games and coached scrimmages. World Cup style games are held each day where campers are encouraged to learn about different customs and cultures, and our core values of respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship and leadership. H2O Camp 1 & 2 A water experience camp for swimmers comfortable in deep water. A new water sport or skill is taught each day,
such as SCUBA and snorkeling, water polo, Jr. lifeguarding and personal safety skills, kayaking, safe boating and springboard diving. Registered campers will receive an information packet via email with required release forms prior to camp week. Rookie Camp This multi-sports camp allows campers and other 4 to 6 year olds to explore basketball, soccer, and baseball in a fun and safe YMCA environment! Jr. Lifeguard Camp Young teens will gain valuable skills and knowledge while learning future job skills in this camp. Jr. guards will spend time in classroom and pool sessions. Students will complete camp with CPR and First Aid certifications. Top stu-
dents will be given the opportunity to volunteer as a Y Jr. Lifeguard at the outdoor and indoor pools this summer. Basketball Camp This camp will be able to help players ages 7-14 develop skills through individual and group drills. Each participant will leave the camp with a better understanding of the fundamentals and basics of the game and realize the work ethic it takes to become a better player. Run by Coker College Men’s Basketball Coach, Aric Samuel. Team Beta Fish Kids who swim well will learn basic synchronized swimming skills and perform a routine at the end of the week.
City hosting its third ICG Golf Tournament The 3rd annual ICG Golf Tournament hosted by the City of Florence Parks and Recreation will take place on May 10, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. at the Traces Golf Course. The cost is $240 per team with a captain’s choice format with mulligan packages available for purchase. A closest to the hole, longest drive, a 50-50 raffle and door prizes will also be awarded. Lunch and dinner will also be provided. All proceeds will benefit Team Florence at the International Children’s Games. To register contact Tim Wilson at the City of Florence Recreation Department by May 3.
Capes For Kids Run CARE House of the Pee Dee is hosting its 7th Annual CAPES For Kids 5K/10K/Kids Fun Run on Saturday, April 29. This run began in 2011 in memory of a Carver Elementary student who lost her life due to physical abuse and neglect. Every April, we honor her life while also raising awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month. CARE House of the Pee Dee's CAPES for Kids 5K and 10K will start at 8 a.m. at Briggs Elementary on Congaree Drive. The Kids Fun Run begins at 9:30 a.m. Superheroes will meet and greet with the kids. CAPES For Kids will include family-friendly activities, as well as a superhero costume contest, so come dressed up as your favorite hero. To sponsor or find out more about CAPES For Kids Run, visit CAPESForKidsRun.itsyourrace.com, check us out on Facebook, or email Sarah at email@example.com. All children need a hero, but abused children need superheroes, so dust off your cape and put on your mask for CAPES for Kids!
Senior Games are April 20 Get ready seniors! The Florence County Recreation, the Senior Citizen Association and the City of Florence Parks and Recreation Department will present the Florence Area Senior Games on Friday, April 20. Events include: 1500M Walk (under a mile), 5000M Walk (almost 3 miles), and fun walk, power walk, ping pong, pickleball, horseshoes, frisbee golf, softball throw, golf putting, golf driving, corn hole and other activities. Anyone 50 years or older as of May 15, 2018 is welcome to participate. Games will be held at the Leatherman Center and Freedom Florence Recreation Complex. Registration at the event is $7. The games are sanctioned by the South Carolina Senior Sports Classic. Call the Senior Center at 843-656-2450 or Recreation Dept. at 843-665-3253 for more details. MORE HD CHANNELS, FASTER INTERNET AND UNLIMITED VOICE. • Speeds up to 60Mbps • Unlimited data – no data caps
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Art’s International will showcase eclectic set of worldwide performers The Arts International Festival, the Pee Dee’s annual celebration of arts and culture, returns to the Francis Marion University campus on Saturday, April 14. The day will be filled with international entertainers, and food and cultural experiences from noon until 6 p.m., rain or shine. This festival returns to the campus after several years. Recently, it’s been held downtown. This year’s lineup includes a variety of artists from a diverse set of cultures and influences: • Cirque-style ImaginAerial • Magician Anthony Salazar • Celtic folk rockers SYR • Beach music and Motown virtuosos That NATION Band • Recollection Band • The South Carolina Dance Theatre and School
of Dance Arts. There is no admission charge for Arts International. All entertainment is free and open to the public. Plenty of food, beverages, and craft items will be on sale at the festival. Festival food will include fare from Japan, Brazil, the Philippines, India, Germany and Italy, as well as Cajuninspired dishes. Local craft vendors will be part of a large contingent at the Artisan Fair, which features demonstrations as well on-sale items.
For the younger attendees, there will be a Kids’ Zone with magicians, face painting, balloon sculptors and a picnic area. All Arts International attractions will be hosted on the grassed area between The McNair Science Building and the Smith University Center. Francis Marion University will also be holding its inaugural Cardboard Regatta at the Durant Pond behind the Lee Nursing Building. The race will showcase student groups attempting to cross the pond in boats made of cardboard. That event begins with a parade of “boats” at 1:30 p.m. The race is at 2 p.m. Arts International is sponsored by the City of Florence, Honda of South Carolina Manufacturing, Inc., Nan Ya, The News Journal, Florence County, Pepsi of Florence and Crown Beverages.
It is time once again for the annual Taste of the Symphony – a highlight of the spring social season. The theme this year is Masquerade and guests are invited to come in mask, if they wish. Guests will enjoy the culinary creations of approximately 20 of the area’s finest chefs, an exceptional array of cocktails, wine and beers, and live music for their listening and dancing pleasure. This year’s event will take place on April 19 at Roseneath Farms, 1102 Cherokee Road. Moss draped live oaks and brightly lit tents will provide the perfect backdrop for an evening of fine dining and socializing from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $75 each and may be purchased at First Reliance Bank (Palmetto Street branch). They may also be purchased from guild members or at the event. This marks the Florence Symphony Guild’s 18th Annual Taste of the Symphony. The Guild, organized in 1970, is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the symphony,
A SMALL SAMPLING OF DISHES FROM A PAST TASTE EVENT encouraging young musicians and fostering good music in the Florence area. It is comprised of local men and women who host this benefit, as well as the Holi-
day Home Tour each December. Since its inception, the Guild has provided over $560,000 to the Florence music community.
Welding Sculpture Rodeo joins Arts International Sparks will fly as FlorenceDarlington Technical College’s 9th annual Welding Sculpture Rodeo returns to the Arts International Festival on Saturday, April 14. This will be the fifth year that the festival has hosted the welding sculpture competition. FDTC’s Educational Foundation and Lincoln Electric are sponsoring the day long free event on FMU’s campus. The contest, which will be held behind FMU’s Smith University Center, starts at 7:30 a.m. with teams of professional and student welders running in a “scrap dive.” The competitors will pick out scrap metal which they will turn into pieces of art. The teams will have eight hours to complete their sculpture.
LAST YEAR’S WINNERS – Frazier Industrial Company of Darlington County The theme this year is the auctioned off at the end of the Olympics. A panel of judges will competition to benefit the FDTC pick the best pieces in the pro- Educational Foundation’s scholfessional and student divisions arship fund. For more details, and cash prizes will be awarded. contact Jill Lewis at jill.lewis@ All of the art work will be fdtc.edu or 661-8003.
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PALMETTO GOLD – From left clockwise, Diana Collins, FNP, Carolinas Medical Alliance, Lake City Primary Care; Wendy Davis, RN, Joint Care Coordinator/Stroke Coordinator; Priscilla Russell, BSN, RNC-OB,Assistant Director of Women’s Services; Marcella Crosby, RN, South Tower and Misty Martin, RN, BSN Cardiac Cath Lab, in front.
Carolinas nurses receive Palmetto Gold Awards A coalition of South Carolina nursing organizations has named five Carolinas Hospital System nurses among the state’s top 100. The announcement from the South Carolina Nurses Federation distinguishes them as Palmetto Gold winners. The five nurses recognized are Wendy Davis, RN, Joint Care Coordinator/ Stroke Coordinator, Misty Martin, RN, BSN, Cardiac Cath Lab, Priscilla Russell, RNC-OB, BSN, Assistant Director of Women’s Services, Marcella Crosby, RN, South Tower, and Diana Collins, FNP, Carolinas Medical Alliance-Lake City Primary Care. Palmetto Gold is the premier statewide nurse recog-
nition program that salutes registered nurses for exceptional nursing practice and commitment to the profession. Nominations are received from nursing employers and peers from a variety of nursing education and health care facilities across the state. One hundred nurses are selected from the nominations and will be honored during a formal gala with a speciallydesigned Palmetto Gold pin and certificate. “We are proud to honor these five exemplary nurses who symbolize the true spirit of nursing. Admired among their colleagues, these honorees embody the essential qualities of a nurse. Their commitment to providing
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high quality and compassionate care consistently exceeds our patients’ expectations, bringing honor to Carolinas Hospital System and to the healthcare profession,” said Costa Cockfield, Carolinas Hospital System Chief Nursing Officer. Proceeds from the gala are used to provide scholarships for students in stateapproved registered nursing programs in South Carolina and continue the legacy of excellence in nursing for South Carolina citizens. The Palmetto Gold scholarships will be managed by the South Carolina Nurses Foundation, a 501-C 3 organization, whose mission is to promote high standards of health care by insuring the advancement of the nursing profession through awards, grants and scholarships.
Let your creativity flow at the 3rd Annual Florence County Museum Imagination Ball, a costumed event for the whole family on Friday, April 20. Enjoy an evening of creative hands-on activities, music, face painting, delicious food, family costume contest, music and more. Tickets are $10 per child or $40 per family. Accompanying adults attend free. Tickets can be purchased at the Florence County Museum or through our website. The Imagination Ball is sponsored by Chick-fil-A Magnolia Mall Drive-Thru. All proceeds support educational programming at the Florence County Museum. For tickets and more information visit flocomuseum.org/imagination-ball.
Gerry the Great The Florence County Library System is teaming up with Gerry the Great on Wednesday, April 11, to celebrate National Library Week. Gerry the Great is a professional children’s entertainer who believes in connecting children to the library through magic. He loves to read magic books, which inspired him to become a magician. His show includes comedy, puppetry, and lots of magic. The Gerry the Great program will be held in the Joseph T. Stukes Meeting Room at the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11 for grades 5k-5th. During this program the Florence County Library System will also present the Read to Ride winners with their bikes. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Florence County Library.
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Library to host free legal clinic The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library will host a free legal clinic for the public on April 18, from 1:303:30 p.m. This program, for which registration is required, is presented by South Carolina Legal Services. Registered participants will have the opportunity to meet with an attorney who will provide general information, and can also assist with the intake application for South Carolina Legal Services. Three attorneys will conduct the clinic.
South Carolina Legal Services, a non-profit corporation, provides free legal services in a wide variety of civil (non-criminal) legal matters to eligible low income residents of South Carolina. The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library is located at 509 S. Dargan Street in Florence. For more information and to register for this program, call (843) 413-7074. For more information about library programs, visit www.florencelibrary.org.
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Cooks for Christ benefit April 19 Cooks for Christ will hold a chicken bog benefit for Henry Cooper on April 19, at the West Florence Fire Station on Pine Needles Road in Florence. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and dinner from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Drive through lanes will be open for your convenience and bake sale will be held all day. The menu consists of chicken bog, green beans, slaw and bread. Cooper is a native of Florence and suffers from cardiomyopathy. In March 2017, he was admitted to Carolinas Hospital ICU and tests revealed that his heart was weak and his organs were filling with fluid and shutting down. He was immediately transferred to MUSC in Charleston and a Left Ventricular Assist Device was implanted. He was in the hospital for four months as his body adapted
HENRY COOPER to the mechanical device. While the LVAD has been implanted to assist Cooper’s heart to pump blood, it’s not a permanent fix and he’s in need of a heart transplant. After the transplant, he will remain in Charleston for three to four months or possibly longer while his system is getting acclimated to a new heart.
SCA prepares for 50th anniversary luncheon The Senior Citizens Association (SCA) will celebrate its 50th year anniversary at the 14th Annual Dorothy Blackwell Fundraiser Luncheon on May 11. With over 225 homebound senior citizens on a waiting list for meals, sponsorships are needed. Proceeds directly benefit homebound services, including Meals on Wheels (home delivered meals), housekeeping, and transportation for Florence County senior citizens. The honorees for this year’s fundraiser will be the Florence City Council members for their support of efforts to reduce hunger among the senior population. Master Chef LaTasha McCutchen, winner of season 13 Hell’s Kitchen, will return to this year’s event to entertain with her culinary creations. The luncheon will be held at the Leatherman Senior Center, 600 Senior Way. Registration opens at 11:30 a.m.The program starts at noon ending at 1 p.m. Mrs. Dorothy McCown Blackwell served as SCA’s first executive director from 1969-1986 and was instrumental in establishing and developing senior services in
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Florence County. Sponsorships include reserved seating, special program recognition, and media acknowledgement, based on the following levels of sponsorship: Platinum, $1,000 (1 table/8 tickets); Gold, $500 (4 tickets) Silver, $300 (2 tickets). In addition, individual tickets are available for $50 per person. Deadline for sponsorship and tickets is May 1. Call Jesseca Horton at (843) 669-6761, extension 231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
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Lions assemble first aid, hygiene kits Members of the Florence Evening Lions Club and guests assembled100 kits with basic first aid and hygiene items for distribution to deserving individuals. In a collaborative effort with Lighthouse Ministries and Courtney McGinnis Graham Community Shelter, kits will be shared and distributed as appropriate. Kits are filled with band aids, alcohol wipes, antibiotic cream, toothbrushes, toothpaste, small comb, pen, sewing kit, hotel size soap, hand wipes and nail clip, etc,
Waylon Hilley, Club President stated, “This is what we do as Lions. Helping others as well as partnering with other organizations who share the same mindset. These efforts are enabled through generous donations and fundraising activities. One hundred percent of all monies received via the public goes back to the public. Without support, our efforts to provide a helping hand would be severely minimized. Lions thank everyone who contributed and supported this and other important service projects. If you wish to support
ongoing service projects, please send donations to: Florence Evening Lions Club Foundation, 1907 Cypress Road, Florence, SC 29505.” The Florence Evening Lions Club meets on the first and third Thursday at 7 p.m. at Lizard Thicket. Lions clubs are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs. For more information or to get involved with the Lions Club, please contact Waylon Hilley at 843-260-3632 or email@example.com.
Library hosting social media contest for teens Florence County Library Teen Services is hosting a social media contest. Florence County teens in grades 6 through 12 can like, friend, and follow its teen Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,
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Great American Cleanup and Scrap Metal Collection Week April 14 - 20, 2018 Keep Florence Beautiful and the City of Florence will be holding the Great American Cleanup on Saturday, April 14, 2018. For additional information, visit the Keep Florence Beautiful website www.keepflorencebeautiful.org or contact Michelle Bailey at email@example.com. The bi-annual residential Scrap Metal Collection Week for city residents will be held the following week on April 16-20, 2018. Residents within the municipal limits are encouraged to take this opportunity to dispose of scrap metal including old appliances. Refrigerator doors and compressors should be removed prior to placing the item on the street. Place scrap metal at the curb separate from other debris on your yard waste collection day. If you have any questions regarding Scrap Metal Week, please call 665-3236.
Wilheim receives March Daisy Nurse Award McLeod Registered Nurse Cheryl Wilhelm was named the March DAISY Award recipient for McLeod Regional Medical Center on March 26. Wilhelm, a staff nurse for McLeod Hospice, received four different nominations from family members of patients she had cared for over the last six months. To recognize those nurses at McLeod Regional Medical Center who are true examples of nursing excellence, patients, family members and co-workers may nominate nurses for the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. In one nomination form, a family member wrote, “Cheryl is a phenomenal Hospice nurse. She truly cares about all of her patients and always goes the extra mile. She treats her patients as a member of her family, with the kindness and compassion that they need.” Kay Slice, who nominated Wilhelm for the care she provided to her husband said, “We didn’t know what to expect when my husband was brought to the McLeod Hospice House. Fortunately, Cheryl was there for us, answering all of our ques-
CHERYL WILHELM WITH KAY SLICE tions. Cheryl is so special to my family. We are grateful for the care she gave my husband during his last days.” The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, CA, and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his fam-
ily received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique way of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families. Nurses may be nominated for their strong clinical skills and the compassionate care they provide. Nomination forms are available on each nursing unit at McLeod Regional Medical Center or can be found at www. McLeodNursing.org.
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Museum to host summer studios Summer Studios is a unique summer program for children at the Florence County Museum. Each week-long session begins on Monday, focusing on a specific theme. The week ends each Friday with an exhibit of student work along with a reception for family and friends. Registration for all 2018 Summer Studios sessions is now open. To register, visit the website at flocomuseum.org/summerstudios or the FCM front desk. Space is limited to 15 students per studio session. Sessions are: • June 11-15 – Full STEAM Ahead! Ages 5-10 Dive in to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) with this multidisciplinary day camp. Students will participate in exciting hands-on activities that blend subject areas with unique results. Activities include engineered sculptures, participating in science experiments with an artistic outcome, and applying math and technology to plan and create works of art. • June 18-22 – Lights, Camera, Action! Ages 8-12 You’re the director as you learn the art of stop-motion animation in this extended day camp. Students will write their own film script, design sets and characters, photograph and produce a stop-motion animated film. *Students must bring a bag lunch. • June 25-29 – Mixed Media Mash-up Ages 5-10 Art is so much more than just paint on paper! Using a variety of art materials (some quite unusual), students will learn to combine media to create contemporary, vibrant works of art inspired by artworks found in the museum’s galleries. • July 9-13 – Can You Dig It? Ages 5-10 Become an archeologist! Explore the early history of the Pee Dee region through exciting hands-on activities. Students will explore the earliest known history of the Pee Dee region, study fossils from animals that once lived where we live today, partici-
pate in a mock archeological dig, and learn about the people that have inhabited our area over time. • July 16-20 – Print Detectives Ages 8-12 Explore the world of printmaking in this extended day camp. Students will search for clues in the FCM printmaking collections and experiment with various printmaking techniques including: relief printmaking, etching, screen printing, monotype, gelatin printing, collograph and more! *Students must bring a bag lunch. • July 23-27 – Recycle Into Art Ages 5-10 Design and create artworks with objects that were once something else! Students will think outside the box by exploring new ways to make art using recycled materials. We will also learn the importance of conservation through recycling.
Lions selling brooms this Saturday Florence Evening Lions Club members will be selling brooms at Walmart Supercenter on South Irby Street on Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. to raise funds in support of local community projects. Lion Waylon Hilley, President, stated, “We cannot provide the service for members of our community without the monies raised through the sale of Lions brooms and other fund raising initiatives. The International Association of Lions Clubs’ motto is simply, ‘We Serve.’ “To provide needed assistance and continue community projects, your support is warranted and very appreciated. We will have brooms for the house or garage and toy brooms. Delivery can be arranged if unable to come by. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Hilley, 843-260-3632.
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