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Delmae students invent prototype to fix desk BY BRENDA HARRISON Editor of The News Journal Florence, S.C. What began as a desk problem at Delmae Heights Elementary School turned into a wonderful experience for 13 fourth graders who came up with a solution. Last week, the students, along with their teacher, staff and some parents, were treated to a trip to Birmingham, Ala., to tour the plant where the desks were made. The new student desks in the new school were designed to be used individually or grouped together. Because of this the shelf under the desktop is open on both ends. However, when the desks are moved, the books or journals stored on the shelf tumble out. When Matthew Cote, the STEAM teacher at Delmae became aware of this problem, he came up with a project for his STEAM-related art class. His students were asked to design a piece to solve the problem. There were three requirements for their invention. It had to be removable, re-createable and it had to keep the books from falling out. The students were also instructed to document their solution with photos, create a presentation and commercial. And, they were required to write a letter. The students solved the problem by designing a removeable product to block the books from falling out and developed a prototype on a 3-D printer using CAD software. A rep from Nu Idea, the furniture distributor for the desks, was contacted about the students’ invention and was so impressed he contacted the owner of Scholar Craft, the company which makes the desks. Clint Hobbs, the company president flew to Florence to see the students’ prototype. He was delighted with their prototype and invited all of them to come to Birmingham so they could tour his plants and work together on creat-

DELMAE INVENTORS and the staff members who toured with them stand in front of a desk and the models they developed to keep books from sliding out. From left are Nevaeh Kennedy, Oury Ndiaye, teacher Jen Shepard in back; Vanessa Maximino, Jayla Godbold, Caydence Hampton, teacher Matthew Cote, in back, Wyatt Clark, Ryder Gray, Jerry Genwright, Addison Pusser, staff Anna Moss, in back, Cole Moody and Kessler Richardson. Parker Tan is not pictured. ing a final product. Scholar Craft paid for their lodging at the Fairfield Inn, Nu Idea paid for a chartered bus to transport them and the school’s APT paid for their admission to two museums in Birmingham. On Monday, April 23, the bus pulled out of Delmae parking lot with the 13 students, Mr. Cote, Jen Shepard, the school’s language immersion coach, Anna Moss, the office manager, and 11 parents for the seven hour drive to Birmingham. First stop was Mr. Hobb’s home where they were served a meal and entertained with games and basketball. Before leaving that evening, each were gifted with Yeti cups. The next day they toured three plants connected with Scholar

Craft. First they visited Alabama Plastics where the desk chairs are made. Next they toured the Melsur Corp. plant where the melamine desktops are made from a type of “wood flour.” The final plant tour was Scholar Craft where the desks and chairs are put together. After the tours, the students visited the McWane Science Center. They completed their day swimming in the hotel pool. On Wednesday morning, the entourage visited The Civil Rights Museum before heading back home, arriving around 7 p.m. Asked what they enjoyed most, the students commented: The Civil Rights Museum because of the history, said Addison Pusser. Caydence Hampton was excited about the visit to Mr.

Hobbs’ house “because he was so nice.” Jerry Genwright loved the science center, especially “the basketball thing that used geometry.” Wyatt Clark, was impressed with the baseball pitching equipment that clocked his pitch at 53 mph. Cole Moody most enjoyed the plant tours and seeing how the desks are made. Vanessa Maximino loves bringing home mementoes from her travels, so she was excited to add some items from the plant tours to her collection. Future plans for these young “inventors” include participating in a board meeting, via Skype, with Mr. Tim, the Vice President of Productions, to decide how to proceed with the prototype.

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The May CityWide Prayer Gathering will be held on the National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 3, at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 300 S. Irby St. New Life Church is co-host. Also, A National Day of Prayer service will be held at noon on May 3 outside the Florence County Complex. The 2018 theme is “Pray for America – UNITY,” based upon Ephesians 4:3 which challenges us to mobilize unified public prayer for America, “Making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” Individuals, churches, and spiritual leaders in America are asked to humble themselves and unify in prevailing prayer for the next great move of God in America. We can come together in clear agreement that this is our greatest need. We can become a visible union, standing together in prayer. We can pray more than ever before, and practice extraordinary prayer for the next great move of God in America that will catapult the message of the gospel nationally and internationally. Prayer brings people together and builds bridges between opposing persons and even political parties. Prayer reminds us that we are created in God’s image and He desires for us to represent Him everywhere we go. Prayer brings UNITY. Everyone is invited to these prayer services.

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Three finalists named for FSD1 superintendent The Florence School District One Board of Trustees has named three finalists in its search for a superintendent to fill its superintendent vacancy. For three nights this week the board has been conducting initial interviews for the position in an effort to find candidates best fitting the leadership profile informed by earlier meetings with employees and community members, and an online survey. “We received 53 applications for the position, from candidates representing 22 different states. We were very impressed with the high quality of the candidates we interviewed this week,” said Board chairman Barry Townsend. “We are looking for a dynamic, instructional leader who can build on our successes and propel us forward. We selected three candidates who we believe can do that. Our next step will be determining the best of these three.” The three finalists include: • Dr. Ronald Hargrave is

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currently Superintendent of Scotland County Schools in Laurinburg, NC. Prior to this post he served as Deputy Superintendent of IredellStatesville Schools where he also served as Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education, Executive Director of Student Services and Middle School Curriculum. and Executive Director of Student Support Services. He began his educational career as a Business Education teacher in North Carolina’s Alexander County

Schools where he also later served as an assistant principal and a principal. • Dr. Richard O’Malley is currently Superintendent of Edison Township Public Schools in Edison, NJ. Prior to this post he was superintendent of Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District and Mountainside School District, both in New Jersey. A graduate of Clemson University, he began his educational career as an elementary and middle school teacher. Prior to his first superintendent post, he also served as an assistant principal and principal. • Dr. William (Shane) Robbins is currently Superintendent of Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation in Fontville, Indiana. Prior to this post, he was Superintendent of Northwestern Consolidated School District and Monroe Central School Corporation, both in Indiana. He began his career as a science and health teacher and later served as a high school assistant principal, associate principal, and principal before his first superintendent post. Resumes and photos of the finalists are posted at

www.fsd1.org. Townsend said that each finalist will spend one day in the district this week touring schools and the community and interacting with board members, employees, and the public. “Meet the Candidate” drop-ins are scheduled for April 30, May 1, and May 2 at the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce at 100 West Evans Street in Florence from 4 to 6 p.m. One of the three finalists will be present each day. Following the drop-ins, the Board will conduct a second interview with the candidate in executive session. The school board could make a decision as early as the end of next week, but Townsend cautions that the board will take whatever time is needed to complete the process. “This is the most important decision that a school board makes, so we will take whatever time is necessary to get it right for our students and our community,” said Townsend. “We have appreciated the support and interest from the community and look forward to announcing the next leader for our school district very soon.”

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Long, Mary Elizabeth “Betty,” Gassner, 86, died April 21, Waters-Powell Funeral Home. McKay, Brooks Alexander, 28, died April 23, Belk Funeral Home. Parker, Robert E., 67, died April 23, Layton-Anderson Funeral Home. Price, Julian Haynsworth, died April 24, Cain Calcutt-Stephens Funeral Home. Reynolds, Harold Wayne, 72, Effingham, died April 23, StoudenmireDowling Funeral Home. Ridings, Conrad Nelson, 83, died April 24, Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Sellers, the Rev. Arthur L., died April 23, Smith Funeral Home. Spivey, Rufus Theodore, died April 18, Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Springs, Toni Moore, died April 20, Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Suggs, April Britt, 60, died April 17, Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Taylor, Patricia Sellers, 75, died April 17, WatersPowell Funeral Home. Truluck, James W. “Trip” III, 69, died April 24, LaytonAnderson Funeral Home. Wilson, JoAnna Whitney, 83, died April 29, Cain Calcutt-Stephens Funeral Home.

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Diversification: a smart way to endure market volatility Is your portfolio adequately diversified to match your tolerance for risk? Even if you have been fortunate enough to enjoy strong returns in the past, it’s a good idea to periodically review your portfolio to make sure your assets are properly diversified. In order to diversify your portfolio, you’ll want to start by allocating your assets into three categories: stocks, bonds, and cash. In some cases, additional diversification through investments such as commodities or real estate may be incorporated in order to further reduce portfolio volatility. There are several ways to diversify the equities in your portfolio, including: Market Capitalization Diversification Consider investing in companies of varying sizes as determined by their total stock market value. Organizations are generally defined as small capitalization ($1 billion or less), mid capitalization ($1 billion to $10 billion), or large capitalization ($10 billion or more). Company and Sector Diversification Spreading investments across a variety of compa-

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nies and sectors (such as technology, pharmaceuticals, financial services, etc.) can also help keep your portfolio from experiencing as severe an impact should one specific company or industry experience turmoil. Global Diversification While there are potential political, economic, and currency risks involved with investing in international markets, investing in a mix of domestic and international stocks may help decrease overall portfolio risk. For the fixed income portion of your portfolio, consider diversifying by incorporating the following methods: Maturity Date Diversification A popular way to help balance risk and return in a bond portfolio is to utilize a technique called laddering. To build a laddered portfolio, you would purchase a collection of bonds with different

maturities spread out over your investment time frame. By staggering maturities, you may be able to reduce the impact that changes in interest rates can have on your portfolio. Quality Diversification Not all bonds are created equal. While they are all considered debt instruments, bonds are created by different entities for very different purposes and carry varying tax-related liabilities and risks. A mix of government, corporate, and municipal bonds may serve your fixed income requirements. Your own personal diversification strategy will depend on your long-term goals and tolerance for risk. Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against loss. To find out if your investments are properly diversified, contact your investment professional today. Article provided by Stephen Jones, CFP®, Senior Vice President/Investments with Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, member SIPC and New York Stock Exchange, who can be contacted in the Florence office at (843) 665-7599.

Lidl grand opening is May 24 Lidl will celebrate the grand opening of its Florence store on Thursday, May 24. Located at 2205 W. Palmetto St., the newly built Lidl store will open its doors at 8 a.m., immediately following a ribbon cutting ceremony at 7:40 a.m. The Florence store will be Lidl’s twelfth in South Carolina. The new grand opening comes shortly after a study from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler School of Business found that Lidl could save shoppers up to 50 percent on their groceries when compared to prices of other nearby retailers. Lidl US Grand Opening Events and Specials Customers will be able to take advantage of get-themwhile-you-can grand opening special offers at the new Florence store. The first 100 customers to arrive will also receive a wooden coin for a chance to win up to $100 in Lidl gift cards. Shoppers can also sample an array of Lidl’s products and get a complimentary Lidl reusable bag while supplies last. The fun continues throughout grand opening weekend with games, activities, prizes, special deals, and giveaways. Rethink Grocery Shopping Lidl stores offer a simple and efficient approach to grocery shopping, which means huge savings for Lidl shoppers. When entering the Florence store, shoppers can also expect to experience the following: • Newly-built, beautiful stores and easy-to-shop layouts: The new store will be a newly constructed facility, featuring an easy-to-shop layout with six wide aisles. • Award winning wines: Lidl’s exclusive wine range, which is curated by Lidl’s Master of Wine, Adam Lapierre, has won more than 200 medals at

prestigious wine competitions across the country. Most recently, Lidl was awarded more than 40 medals for its American wines at the 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest American wine competition in the world. • Fresh baked goods: Customers will be greeted each day with the smell of Lidl’s top-quality breads and pastries, which are baked fresh throughout the day. A bakery will be located at the entrance of the store. • Healthy, sustainable choices: Lidl is committed to offering a wide range of healthy and sustainable options. All fresh and frozen seafood in Lidl’s everyday assortment will be certified sustainable by either the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP), or the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC). Lidl’s high quality private label

products also have no certified synthetic colors, added MSG or partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) containing trans fats. • Organic and gluten-free options: Lidl will carry a variety of organic and gluten-free items including organic fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy, and packaged food items, which will all be available at the lowest possible prices. • Lidl’s top quality products: About 90 percent of the high quality groceries available at Lidl will be exclusive brand products. Each product on Lidl shelves is rigorously tested to ensure that it meets our high quality standards. Hundreds of items have already won acclaim in the United States, including award-winning cheeses, wines and a range of baby products that have earned the ParentTested, Parent-Approved seal of approval.

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Short-term disaster relief is a disaster

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More of my favorite quotes Your big opportunity may be right where you are now. Oliver Napoleon Hill (1883 - 1970).

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” Laozi, “Old Master,” (6th-5th century BC - 531 BC).

By Farzana Gandhi When natural disasters strike, stories of the damage – along with heartbreaking photos and video – dominate news coverage. Celebrities tweet to raise awareness. Charities and governments pump in shortterm emergency funds. Then, attention fades. Affected communities suffer for years after the short-term relief is exhausted. This rinse-and-repeat cycle is failing vulnerable communities. There’s a better way. When disaster occurs, we need to channel funds to deliver long-term infrastructure support, rather than just short-term relief. Those groups must tailor their aid to the local community. Consider how the short-term approach is failing Puerto Rico. Last year, Hurricanes Irma and Maria demolished Puerto Rico’s electric grid and water infrastructure. Six weeks after the back-to-back hurricanes hit, a quarter of the island’s 3.5 million residents had no access to safe drinking water. For months after, nearly half of all Puerto Ricans lived without power. FEMA, the federal agency responsible for disaster response, was unprepared for the hurricanes. After the disaster, it struck aid delivery deals with inexperienced contractors. FEMA inked one contract for 30 million self-heating meals. By the deadline at which 18.5 million of the meals were due, Puerto Ricans had received only 50,000 – none of which were self-heating. Or consider Haiti. Following Haiti’s 2010 earthquake, foreign aid poured into the capital city. But little financial support reached rural areas, where a massive cholera outbreak killed thousands. The Red Cross alone raised a stunning $488 million but didn’t spend it effectively. It built only six permanent homes. Over eight years after the quake displaced millions of people, 2.5 million Haitians still need humanitarian aid. Rebuilding nations without proper resiliency strategies, only to spend billions more rebuilding when they are destroyed in the next disaster, is wasteful. Natural disasters are somewhat predictable. Five Midwestern states comprise America’s “Tornado Alley.” About 15 named storms have emerged in the Atlantic every year since 2000. California suffers several wildfires every summer. When a disaster does strike, humanitarians should focus on the long term. That’s where the expertise of architects and urban designers can make a difference. They can create rebuilding schemes that respond to the needs of local community members – something aid agencies have often struggled with. Aid groups can look to Chile as a model. In 2010, an earthquake and tsunami crippled the La Poza community. Corporate donors hired architect Alejandro Aravena to help rebuild. He surveyed local residents about what they needed. They noted several priorities – protection of homes from floods, large public spaces, and access to the local river. Based on a community vote, Aravena designed a forest between residences and the river. The trees would deplete up to 70 percent of the power of any future tsunami. Escape paths through the forest would enable residents to leave quickly if necessary. Plus, the forest served as a public space. The work of award-winning architect Shigeru Ban in Nepal offers another example. In 2015, an earthquake ravaged the country. Ban developed a multi-part plan for providing both immediate and long-term help to victims. Collaborating with local universities, students, and architects, Ban’s firm built temporary living structures out of the rubble from the disaster and other local materials. The housing meets strict earthquake standards. Ban will also help locals build permanent homes and adapt designs to different circumstances. Clearly, locally tailored, forward-looking disaster responses are the strategies aid organizations need to adopt.

Farzana Gandhi is an associate professor in the Department of Architecture at New York Institute of Technology. She is a registered architect in New York and a LEED accredited professional.

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“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” Emanuel James “Jim” Rohn (1930 - 2009). “A happy life is one spent in learning, earning, and yearning.” Lillian Diana Gish (1893 - 1993); she was called the First Lady of American Cinema.

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Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, 1910-97. “The only source of knowledge is experience.” Albert Einstein (1879 1955)

“Of all possessions, a friend is the most precious.” Herodotus (c. 484 - c. 425 BC). “You have to think anyway, so why not think big? “ Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946). “Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.” Leroy Robert “Satchel” Paige (1906 1982).

“It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.” Maya Angelou (1928 - 2014).

“Correction does much, but encouragement does more.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832).

“No legacy is so rich as honesty.” William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616).

“God is before us and behind us, beside us and IN us.” - T. Bo Myers of Junebugs Care Inc.

“The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.” Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835 1910), pen name Mark Twain.

“Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Your life will never be the same again.” Augustine “Og” Mandino II (1923-96).

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” Bernard Mannes Baruch (1870 - 1965).

“It’s not how you start, but how you finish.” The Pee Dee Cowboy reminds us. “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” Mother Teresa, known in the Catholic

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Supporting local businesses supports your community If you’ve got shopping to do, the national “big-box” and ecommerce retailers can seem like an appealing option. They’re often located close to the Interstate. With huge advertising budgets, they bombard us with tantalizing deals and “doorbuster specials.” And in the Internet era it’s easier than ever to make purchases with a few clicks on a laptop or smartphone. But whatever the advantages, we don’t always realize the hidden costs of online and big box stores – among them the squeeze they put on our local, independently-owned businesses. There’s much to be said for investing our dollars in local businesses. Foremost, it boosts your hometown economy and keeps members of your community in jobs. Money spent at local shops and restaurants tends to remain in local circulation. A recent study estimated that 48 cents of every dollar spent at a local business stays within that community, compared to just 14 cents spent at big box giants. Local businesses strengthen your community. They sponsor little league teams, partner with local schools and participate in community events. One recent report concluded that nonprofits and charities receive more than twice as much support from small and local businesses as they do from large chains. Through advertisements, local businesses support the community newspaper you’re reading now, helping to bring your community a vital source of local information. Read the

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advertisements to get an idea of local businesses conveniently located near you. Local businesses pay taxes. This is important because a broader revenue base in your town or county generally means a lower financial burden on ordinary taxpayers. (By contrast, a lot of the big chain stores negotiate tax exemptions from local governments... exemptions which ultimately increase the tax burden on the rest of us.) Local merchants value your business. With much smaller profit margins and less room for error, they tend to appreciate each customer – and to show it by being friendlier and offering better customer service than the big-box chains. The success of local businesses is linked to the well-being of the local community. Even if it’s not always feasible to do all of our spending locally, we would benefit the community by making an effort to spread our spending around and shopping local whenever possible.

Small, local, independently-owned companies are run by people working to build their own piece of the American dream. Some have invested their life savings into their business. But many face uncertainty about the future - especially now, as online giants grapple to dominate the retail market and try to elbow small competitors out of the way. Even a modest shift in our individual spending habits can help balance the scale for the “little guys.” With that in mind, here are a few additional suggestions: 1. If you dine out frequently, make an extra effort to visit smaller, family-run establishments. It’s a proven fact that some of the best-tasting food can be found at these “momand-pop” restaurants. One of my favorite places to eat is a chicken restaurant called Bernie’s. I know the cooks and cashiers by name, and they know me. And the food is delicious. 2. Shopping the “little guys” can be a great way to network. If you’re trying to drum up a little business of your own, make it a point to patronize locally-owned businesses. Introduce yourself to the owner or manager when you shop. Leave a business card if you have

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one. They’ll often remember and reciprocate if they can. 3. If you have a good experience with a local business, tell your friends and neighbors. Share it on social media. An endorsement from a personal friend or acquaintance goes a long way. Now more than ever, local businesses need your support. They work hard for it and deserve it. And your community – and your own quality of life – will benefit from it.

Richard Eckstrom is a CPA and the state’s Comptroller.

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United Way honors supporters, volunteers The United Way of Florence County held its “final voyage” of the 2017-18 year with its Annual Luncheon and Awards Celebration on Thursday, April 26, at First Presbyterian Church In keeping with this year’s campaign slogan “Treasure Your Community,” the setting for the luncheon was festive with pirate decorations. The Annual Luncheon and Awards Celebration is held each year to celebrate the culmination of the year’s United Way of Florence County (UWFC) campaign. Companies and organizations are recognized during the event for their support of the United Way of Florence County and the total donations they raised through their company’s UWFC campaign. The United Way of Florence County has been a cornerstone of the social service sector in Florence County for over 60 years. In a nutshell, the United Way of Florence County brings together citizens, community leaders, business, the faithbased community, local govern-

ANDY PATEL, LEFT, QUINCY KENNEDY hood, a moment to breathe a sigh of relief. The United Way of Florence County is helping to create opportunities for a better life for all. Andy Patel was honored with the Ashpy P. Lowrimore Award. This award is given in recognition of Ashpy P. Lowrimore (a long-time supporter of the UWFC and a community

ment, non-profit organizations and many more to ensure measurable results on issues that require collective, not just individual, action are delivered. Why? Because everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life: a complete education, access to basic human needs, personal and professional growth, a positive child-

leader in Florence County). The award is presented to an individual or individuals who not only supports the Florence County community, but have been long time supporters of the UWFC either through their donations, time volunteering, or both. Board of Director Awards: • John Cariati, Operational Quality Manager of Assurant Specialty, recognized for serving as UWFC Board Chair for 2017-2018. • Kevin Russell, recently retired from GE Healthcare, recognized for serving as UWFC Campaign Chair for 2017-2018. Campaign Excellence Awards: • Companies who raised between $5,000-$9,999 for their 2017-2018 UWFC campaign are recognized at the Bronze Level, companies who raised between $10,000$39,999 for their 2017-2018 UWFC campaign are recognized at the Silver Level, companies who raised between $40,000-$69,999 for their 2017-2018 UWFC campaign are recognized at the Gold

Level, and companies who raised $70,000 or more for their 2017-2018 UWFC campaign are recognized at the Platinum Level. • PGBA, LLC received the Top Giver Award for being the company with the highest amount raised for their 20172018 UWFC campaign. Total raised = $173,702 • PGBA, LLC; Assurant; WestRock; and McLeod Health were recognized at the Platinum Level. • HONDA of South Carolina was recognized as the Top Giver in the Gold Level for raising $46,950 • GE Healthcare was recognized as the Top Giver at the Silver Level for raising $29,862 • UPS was recognized as the Top Giver at the Bronze Level for raising $8,555 Campaign Awards: • Pee Dee Speech & Hearing Center won the Partner Agency Award. The Partner Agency Award is given for demonstrating the true spirit of partnership in the 2017-2018

“Treasure Your Community” campaign. • City of Florence won the Campaign Advancement Award. The Campaign Advancement Award is given in recognition of achieving the greatest percentage increase in total giving for the 2017-2018 “Treasure Your Community” Campaign. City of Florence had a 59% increase. Assurant was also recognized for an increase of a little over $22,500. • Pepsi of Florence won the Live United Award. The Live United Award is given in recognition of a company’s consistent example of what it means to Live United by giving, advocating, and volunteering during the 2017-2018 "Treasure Your Community" Campaign • Florence School District One – Administration Office won the Spirit Award. The Spirit Award is given in recognition of outstanding enthusiasm and creativity for the 2017-2018 “Treasure Your Community” campaign.

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INDEX 100 ...............................................LEGALS 200 ..........................................ADOPTION 210.............................ANNOUNCEMENTS 215 ...............................................EVENTS 250 ..........................................AUCTIONS 300 ........................FINANCIAL SERVICES 310 ..........................INTERNET SERVICES 320.....................................INSTRUCTION 350..........................................PERSONAL 375 ........................HEALTH & NUTRITION 400...........................................ANTIQUES 405 ...BEAUTY SALONS/BARBER SHOPS 410..............BOATS/JET SKI & SUPPLIES . 420 .............GARDEN/FARM EQUIPMENT 425 ......................GUNS & ACCESSORIES 435..................................FARM ANIMALS 440..............................LOST AND FOUND 450 ...................................MERCHANDISE 452............................................PRODUCE 455 ...................MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 460 ...............................PETS & SUPPLIES 470 ................................WANTED TO BUY 480.......................................YARD SALES 500.....................................EMPLOYMENT 510 .................BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY 515 ....................................HELP WANTED . 520............................................SERVICES 525........................................CHILD CARE 530 ..................................WORK WANTED

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600 ..................APARTMENTS FOR RENT 605 .................................BURIAL SPACES 610..................COMMERCIAL PROPERTY 612 .....................BUSINESSES FOR SALE 615 .............................................CONDOS 618.....................REAL ESTATE SERVICES 620 ..............................HOMES FOR RENT 625 ..............................HOMES FOR SALE 630 .................................LAND FOR RENT 632 ...............................LAND FOR LEASE 635 .................................LAND FOR SALE 636 ...................................LAND WANTED 637 .............ACREAGE/FARMS FOR SALE 640 ................MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT 645 ................MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 650 ....................................OFFICE SPACE 660............................RESORT PROPERTY 665 ............................VACATION/TRAVEL 670..............................ROOMS FOR RENT 900 ...................................................ATVS 910 ...........................AUTO/BODY PARTS 920 ..................................................CARS 930 ..................................MOTORCYCLES 940 .................CAMPER SALES/RENTALS 950...................................................SUVS 960............................................TRAILERS 970 ........... ..................................TRUCKS 980...................................................VANS 990 .........................................STATEWIDE

GREENS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. vs. KORAL P. NORTHERN, C/A No. 2017-CP-2100232, The following property will be sold on 05/07/2018 at 12:00PM, Florence Courthouse, to

the highest bidder: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying, being and situate in the city of Florence, State of South Carolina, shown anfd designated as Lot No. 4 on plat of Meadow Greens prepared

by Heller & Associates, Inc., C.EJL.S. dated February 1983 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County In Plat Book 21 at Page 156 and more particularly shown on a plat for James V. Warren Jr. and Sandra G. Warren by Lind, Hicks & Associates, Surveyors dated October 11, 1995, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 58 at Page 306. Reference being had to said maps for a more complete and accurate description. This being the same property conveyed to Koral P. Northern by deed of Steve Tortorice dated August 17, 2007 and recorded August 21, 2007 in Book B 126, Page 0795 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, South Carolina. Property Address: 1 8 0 4 Meadow Green Place TMS# 90023-03016 TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the court, at conclusion of the bidding, five per cent (5%) of his bid, in certified funds, as evidence of good faith, same to be applied to purchase price if compliance is made, but in the event compliance is not made, the deposit shall be forfeited and applied first to costs of the action and then to plaintiff's debt. Should the successful bidder at the regularly conducted sale fail or refuse to make the required deposit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within twenty (20) days,

then the Master may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Day, but at the risk of the defaulting bidder(s) NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on Special Referee's Deed. The successful bidder will be required to pay interest on the balance of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 10.00 % per annum. SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, FLORENCE COUNTY TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. SPECIFICALLY, THIS SALE IS SUBJECT TO A SENIOR MORTGAGE HELD BY FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY RECORDED IN BOOK B 126 AT PAGE 0799. The Honorable James W. Peterson, Jr. Special Referee for Florence County Attorney for Plaintiff Stephanie C. Trotter P.O. Box 212069

Columbia, SC 29221 (803)724-5002 (4/18, 4/25, 5/2/18) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT C/A NO: 2016-CP-21-02530 Lenzie Echols, Sr. Plaintiff, vs. Johnnie Bess, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Alice Mae Muldrow Bess, and individually as the intestate heir of Alice Mae Muldrow Bess, Johnny Muldrow, Nina McKever, Janie Bess, any and all beneficiaries of the Estate, and all persons claiming any right, title, estate, interest in or lien upon the real estate described; any unknown adults and those persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, all of them being a class designated as John Doe, whose true name is unknown; any unborn infants or persons under disability being a class designated as Richard Roe, whose true name is unknown, and the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services, Defendants. SUMMONS AND SUMMARY OF COMPLAINT TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith

served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to said Complaint on the subscriber at 814 West Evans Street, Post Office Box 1317, Florence, South Carolina, 29503 within thirty (30) days from the service hereof, exclusive of the date of such service; and in case of the failure to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Amended Summons and Complaint were filed with the Clerk of Court for Florence County on October 17, at 4:38 p.m., for purposes of partition by sale, as described in the Complaint. SUMMARY OF AMENDED COMPLAINT On or about November 28, 2011, for value received, the Defendant, Alice Mae Muldrow, a/k/a Alice Mae Muldrow Bess, executed and delivered in this matter to Plaintiff a certain promissory note in the sum of Eighteen Thousand Five Hundred Fifty and No/100 Dollars ($18,550.00), together with interest thereon the rate of fiver percent (5%) per annum. In order to secure the payment of the Notes, the Defendant, Alice May Muldrow Bess, delivered to Plaintiff a mortgage covering the following property: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land with improvements thereon, lying and being situate on the South side of Dixie Street, formerly known as Marlboro

Street, in the City and County of Florence, State of South Carolina, front 43 feet more or less, on Dixie Street and being in depth 160 feet, more or less, bounded as follows: North by Dixie Street; East by Lot #20 on the map hereinafter referred to; on the South by lands now or formerly of Gasque; and on the West by Lot #22. Said lot shown and designated as Lot #21 on a map of lots made by Adams & Ervin, C.E.’s, dated September, 1911, recorded in Book “A” at page 235, office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County This being the same property conveyed to Alice Mae Muldrow by Deed of Lenzie Echols dated November 21, 2011, and recorded simultaneously herewith in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. TMS# 90072-11-016 Thereafter the Mortgage was recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, in Book B379 at Page 1708 on December 2, 2011. Subsequently, on August 21, 2012, the Defendant, Alice Mae Muldrow a/k/a Alice Mae Muldrow Bess, executed and delivered to Plaintiff a Mortgage Modification Agreement to add the following property: All that certain lot or parcel of land situate on the south side of Marlboro or Sanders Street, measuring FortyThree (43) feet thereon and running back in depth one hundred sixty (160) feet and designated as Lot No. 20 on a plat made by Adams & Ervin, C.E.

recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book "A" at page 235; commencing at a point One Hundred Fifty (150) feet from the southwest corner of McQueen and Marlboro or Sanders Street and running thence South One Hundred Sixty (160) feet, more or less, to a point; thence West Fortythree (43) feet, more or less, to a point; thence North One Hundred Sixty (160) feet, more or less to a point; and thence East along Marlboro or Sanders Street Forty-Three (43) feet, more or less to the point of beginning. This being the same property conveyed to Alice Mae Muldrow by Deed of Lenzie Echols dated August 21, 2012, and recorded simultaneously herewith in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County. TMS# 90072-11-015 Thereafter the Mortgage Modification Agreement was recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County, in Book B421 at Page 1149 on August 24, 2012, and rerecorded in Book B424 at Page 1377 on September 14, 2012 Although demands for payments have been made, the Plaintiff elects to and do declares the entire balance of said indebtedness due and payable. There was due on said Note, as of October 16, 2017, the sum of $11,012.11, together with interest, costs, reasonable attorney’s fees and other disbursements relating to this action. A complete copy of the Complaint may be

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6A absolute. D. Craig Brown CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE IT IS SO ORDERED. Florence, South Carolina February 15, 2018 Patrick B. Ford, Esquire Attorney for Plaintiff Finklea Law Firm P.O. Box 1317 Florence, SC 29503 (4/18, 4/25, 5/2/18) NOTICE OF SALE Case No.: 2017-CP-21-431 BY VIRTUE of that certain Decree of the Court of Common Pleas for Florence County, South Carolina, heretofore granted in the case of Anderson Brothers Bank vs. Byron A. Miller, FIA Card Services, N.A., SC Housing Corp. acting through SC State Housing and Development Authority’s SC Homeownership and Employment Lending Program and South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, I, the undersigned Special Referee for Florence County, South Carolina or my agent, will sell on May 15, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at the Florence County Courthouse, Florence, South Carolina, to the highest bidder, the following described property: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land lying, and being situate in the City of Johnsonville, County of Florence, State of South Carolina, containing 2.15 acres and being shown and delineated on a map thereof by Travis L. Carter, R.L.S., dated March 23, 1994, recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book 52 at Page 513, being bounded and further described as follows, to wit: On the North by Tom S. Miller and Judy G. Miller; on the East by Tom S. Miller and Judy G. Miller; on the Southeast by Tom S. Miller and Judy G. Miller and by Lots 5,6,7,8,9,10 and 11 of Pine Oaks Subdivision as shown on the said map; and on the Southwest and West by Maple Avenue. Reference to said map is hereby made a part and parcel of this description. ALSO: Includes a 1994 Horton Mobile Home, 24x70, Serial #H66799GL&R. DERIVIATION: This the same property conveyed to Bryon A. Miller by Deed dated April 8, 1994, recorded April 8,

1994, in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Book A-414 at Page 2444, and by deed of Mary Lee Flowers Roper as Personal Representative of the Estate of Sophie F. Poston dated December 14, 1994, recorded December 19, 1994, in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Book A431 at Page 1758. TMS: 00433-05-248 ADDRESS: 444 Maple Avenue, Johnsonville, South Carolina TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will deposit with the Special Referee or his agent, at the conclusion of the bidding, five (5%) percent of the bid, in cash or equivalent, as evidence of good faith, same to 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 the bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within twenty (20) days, then the Special Referee or his agent may resell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent sales day at the risk of the said highest bidder. The sale shall be subject to Florence County taxes and assessments and to existing easements and restrictions of record. Purchaser to pay for the preparation of the Deed, documentary stamps on the Deed, recording of the Deed, and interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the contract rate of interest. Attention is drawn to the Court Order on file with the Clerk of Court for Florence County. The terms and conditions of the actual Court Order, to the extent of any inconsistencies, control over any terms or conditions contained in the Notice of Sale. As a deficiency judgment is being demanded, the bidding will remain open for thirty (30) days after the date of sale as provided by law. THE PLAINTIFF RESERVES THE RIGHT TO WAIVE THE DEFICIENCY UP TO AND INCLUDING THE DATE OF SALE. If the Plaintiff or its representative does not appear at the

scheduled sale of the above-described property, then the sale of the property will be null, void and of no force and effect. In such event, the sale will be rescheduled for the next available sales day. The Honorable Haigh Porter Special Referee for Florence County April 11, 2018 Florence, South Carolina Suzanne Taylor Graham Grig NEXSEN PRUET, LLC Post Office Drawer 2426 Columbia, South Carolina 29202 (803) 771-8900 Attorneys for Plaintiff (4/25,5/2,5/9/18) NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that SILVER SPORK, LLC, intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and OFF premises consumption of BEER/WINE at 163 WEST EVANS STREET FLORENCE, SC 29501. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than MAY 10, 2018. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address, and telephone number of person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the same county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and, (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protests must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue, ATTN: ABL SECTION, P.O. Box 125, Columbia, SC 29214-0907; or faxed to: (803) 896-0110. (5/25,5/2,5/9/18) SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2018-CP-21-00760 Bank of America, N.A., Plaintiff, v. Danny R. Springs, Defendant(s). TO THE DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED: YOU

ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices at 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110, Columbia, SC 29210, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES, AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by Attorney for Plaintiff. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference or the Court may issue a general Order of Reference of this action to a Master-in-Equity/Special Referee, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that under the provisions of S.C. Code Ann. § 29-3-100, effective June 16, 1993, any collateral assignment of rents contained in the referenced Mortgage is perfected and Attorney for Plaintiff hereby gives notice that all rents shall be payable directly to it by delivery to its undersigned attorneys from the date of default. In the alternative, Plaintiff will move before a judge of this Circuit on the 10th day after service hereof, or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard, for an Order enforcing the assignment of rents, if any, and compelling payment of all rents covered by such assignment directly to the Plaintiff, which motion is to be based upon the original Note and Mortgage herein and the Complaint attached hereto. NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate

of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on March 20, 2018. A Notice of Foreclosure Intervention was also filed in the Clerk of Court's Office. Brock & Scott, PLLC 3800 Fernandina Road, Suite 110 Columbia, SC 29210 Phone 844-856-6646 Fax 803-454-3451 Attorneys for Plaintiff (4/25,5/2,5/9/18) SUMMONS (Non-Jury) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C.A. Number: 2017-CP-21-2910 SPC Credit Union, Plaintiff, vs. Clifton D. Fajardo, Defendant. TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANT: You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon A. Todd Darwin, of Holcombe Bomar, P.A., Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 101 West Saint John Street, Suite 200, (29306), Post Office Drawer 1897, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29304, an Answer to the Complaint which is herewith served upon you, within thirty (30) days after service of the Summons upon you, exclusive of the day of service. If you fail to do so, judgment by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. HOLCOMBE BOMAR, P.A. By: /s/ A. Todd Darwin A. Todd Darwin (SC Bar No. 7032) Attorneys for Plaintiff Post Office Drawer 1897 Spartanburg, SC 29304 (864) 594-5300 October 12, 2017 Spartanburg, South Carolina (4/25,5/2,5/9/18) NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Property of the following tenants will be sold for cash to satisfy rental liens in accordance with Title 39, Chapter 20, Section 10 through 50 of SC Code of Laws. All items will be sold or otherwise disposed of. Sale will be conducted on Monday, the 21st day of May 2018 at 1:00 PM with bidding to take place online at lockerfox.com. All goods will be sold in AS IS condition, all items or spaces may not be available at the time of sale. Cash only and a $100.00 cleaning deposit will be taken. Property is located at Storage Rentals of America #34, 1309 E. Howe Springs Road, Florence, SC 29505. G-06 Kami Elizabeth

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Hyman - HOUSEHOLD ITEMS (5/2, 5/9/18) SUMMONS AND SUMMARY OF COMPLAINT STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF FLORENCE C/A #: 2017-CP-21-2627 Willie J. Wilson, Plaintiff, vs. Rickey Witherspoon, Defendant. TO THE DEFENDANT ABOVE-NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to said Complaint on the subscriber at 814 West Evans Street, Florence, South Carolina, 29501 within thirty (30) days from the service hereof, exclusive of the date of such service; and in case of the failure to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Summons and Complaint were filed with the Clerk of Court for Florence County on September 28, 2017, the object and prayer of which is judgment against Defendant for actual damages as described in the Complaint. SUMMARY OF COMPLAINT On December 23, 2016, the Plaintiff was traveling south on South Church Street in Florence, South Carolina. The Defendant was traveling north on South Church Street. The Plaintiff was attempting to make a left turn onto East Cheves Street. Once the light turned red, the Plaintiff began to make his turn. Suddenly and without warning, the Defendant came through the intersection and struck the Plaintiff’s vehicle. As a direct and proximate cause of said negligence on the part of the Defendant, the Plaintiff was injured. The injuries and damages sustained by the Plaintiff were caused and occasioned by the negligent and unlawful conduct on the part of the Defendant. Plaintiff seeks judgment against the Defendant for an award of actual damages, the cost of this action, and for such other and further relief as this Court deems just and proper. A complete copy of the Complaint may be obtained by contacting the undersigned or searching the public records. April 27, 2018 CHARLIE J. BLAKE, JR. Attorney for Plaintiff Finklea Law Firm 814 West Evans Street Florence, SC 29501 (843) 317-4900 (843) 317-4910 (fax) cblake@finklealaw.com Florence, South Carolina (5/2,5/9,5/16/18) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS C/A NO.: 2017-CP-21-03183 American Advisors Group Plaintiff, vs. The Estate of Casa Lee S. Green, and the Personal Representative of the Estate of Casa Lee S. Green if any, and any other heirs-at-law or Distributees of Casa Lee S. Green; her heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns and Spouses, if any they have, and all other persons entitled to claim under them or through them, all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in and to the real estate described herein; also any unknown adults and those

persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, all of them being designated as “John Doe”; and any unknown infants or persons under a disability being a class designated as “Richard Roe”; The United States of America, acting by and through its agent, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, D e f e n d a n t ( s ) . LIS PENDENS BCP No.: F17-43066 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT an action has been or will be commenced in this Court upon complaint of the above-named Plaintiff against the above-named Defendant(s) for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage of real estate given by Casa Lee S. Green to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for American Advisors Group dated March 9, 2015 and recorded on April 17, 2015 in Book B 570 at Page 0335, in the Florence County Registry (hereinafter, “Subject Mortgage”). Thereafter, the Subject Mortgage being transferred to the Plaintiff by assignment. The premises covered and affected by the said Mortgage and by the foreclosure thereof were, at the time of the making thereof and at the time of the filing of this notice, more particularly described in the said Mortgage and are more commonly described as: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land situate in the City and County of Florence, State of South Carolina, and being designated as Lot No. Twelve (12) in the survey by Pittman measuring Eighty-three (83) feet on its northern and southern lines and being in depth One Hundred Eight-five (185) feet; and bounded as follows: North by an unnamed street; East by Ada Alston; South by Marion Street; and West by Mrs. DeJongh. Being the same property conveyed to Casa Lee S. Green by Deed from Gladys Harris, dated October 24, 1994 and recorded December 28, 1994 at Book A432, Page 281. Parcel No. 9008521019 Property Address: 241 E. Marion Street, Florence, SC 29506 SUMMONS AND NOTICES (Non-Jury) Foreclosure of Real Estate Mortgage TO THE DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices at 508 Hampton Street, Suite 301, Columbia, SC 29201, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference or the Court may issue a general Order of Reference of this action to a Master-inEquity/Special Referee, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES, AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a

guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by Attorney for the P l a i n t i f f . ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM AND APPOINTMENT OF ATTORNEY FOR UNKNOWN DEFENDANTS IN MILITARY SERVICE It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of J. Marshall Swails, Esquire as Guardian ad Litem for known and unknown minors, and for all persons who may be under a disability, and it appearing that J. Marshall Swails, Esquire has consented to said appointment, it is FURTHER upon reading the Petition filed by Plaintiff for the appointment of an attorney to represent any unknown Defendants who may be in the Military Service of the United States of America, and may be, as such, entitled to the benefits of the Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act, and any amendments thereto, and it appearing that J. Marshall Swails, Esquire has consented to act for and represent said Defendants, it is ORDERED that J. Marshall Swails, Esquire 8 Williams Street, Greenville, South Carolina 29601 phone (864) 233-6225, be and hereby is appointed Guardian ad Litem on behalf of all known and unknown minors and all unknown persons who may be under a disability, all of whom may have or claim to have some interest or claim to the real property commonly known as 247 E. Marion Street, Florence, SC 29506; that he is empowered and directed to appear on behalf of and represent said Defendants, unless said Defendants, or someone on their behalf, shall within thirty (30) days after service of a copy hereof as directed, procure the appointment of Guardian or Guardians ad Litem for said Defendants. AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that J. Marshall Swails, Esquire of 8 Williams Street, Greenville, South Carolina 29601 phone (864) 233-6225, be and hereby is appointed Attorney for any unknown Defendants who are, or may be, in the Military Service of the United States of America and as such are entitled to the benefits of the Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act aka Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act of 1940, and any amendments thereto, to represent and protect the interest of said Defendants, AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED That a copy of this Order shall be forth with served upon said Defendants by publication in News Journal, a newspaper of general circulation published in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, together with the Summons and Notice of Filing of Complaint in the above entitled action. NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVED NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on November 20, 2017. J. Martin Page, SC Bar No. 100200 508 Hampton Street, Suite 301 Columbia, SC 29201 Phone (803) 509-5078 (5/2,5/9,5/16/18) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF FLORENCE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

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C/A NO.: 2018-CP-21-00183 Finance of America Reverse, LLC Plaintiff, vs. The Estate of Linda P. Danner, and the Personal Representative of the Estate of Linda P. Danner, if any, and any other heirs-at-law or Distributees of Linda P. Danner; her heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and Assigns and Spouses, if any they have, and all other persons entitled to claim under them or through them, all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in and to the real estate described herein; also any unknown adults and those persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, all of them being designated as “John Doe”; and any unknown infants or persons under a disability being a class designated as “Richard Roe”; and the United States of America acting by and through its agent, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Defendant(s). LIS PENDENS BCP No.: F1743320 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT an action has been or will be commenced in this Court upon complaint of the above-named Plaintiff against the above-named Defendant(s) for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage of real estate given by Linda P. Danner to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for GMFS, LLC dated January 10, 2014 and recorded on January 30, 2014 in Book B 507 at Page 1074, in the Florence County Registry (hereinafter, “Subject Mortgage”). Thereafter, the Subject Mortgage being transferred to the Plaintiff by assignment. The premises covered and affected by the said Mortgage and by the foreclosure thereof were, at the time of the making thereof and at the time of the filing of this notice, more particularly described in the said Mortgage and are more commonly described as: All that certain parcel of land situate in the City of Florence, County of Florence and State of South Carolina bounded and described as follows: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land situate, lying and being near the City of Florence, in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, being known and designated as Lot 3, Block A, as shown on a plat of Suburbia Subdivision made by R.C. Higgins, C.E., dated November 29, 1952 and recorded in the office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in Plat Book N at page 15; located on the westerly side of Higgins Street and measuring thereon Sixty-five (65) feet and extending back therefrom in a uniform width to a depth of One Hundred Seventy-seven (177) feet, more or less and being bounded on the North by Lot 4, Block A; on the Easterly side by Higgins Street; on the Southerly side by Lot 2, Block A, and on the Westerly side by a thirty (30) foot road, reference being had to the aforementioned plat for a more complete description. Being the same property as transferred by deed dated 07/28/2004, recorded 07/30/2004, from Kathleen Y. Powell, to Linda P. Danner, reserving to a life estate unto Kathleen Y. Powell, recorded in book A859, page 1538. Parcel No. 90029-6-3 Property Address: 1804 W. Higgins Street, Florence, SC 29501

SUMMONS AND NOTICES TO THE DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices at 508 Hampton Street, Suite 301, Columbia, SC 29201, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference or the Court may issue a general Order of Reference of this action to a Master-inEquity/Special Referee, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES, AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by Attorney for the Plaintiff. ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM AND APPOINTMENT OF ATTORNEY FOR UNKNOWN DEFENDANTS IN MILITARY SERVICE It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, upon reading the filed Petition for Appointment of J. Marshall Swails, Esquire as Guardian ad Litem for known and unknown minors, and for all persons who may be under a disability, and it appearing that J. Marshall Swails, Esquire has consented to said appointment, it is FURTHER upon reading the Petition filed by Plaintiff for the appointment of an attorney to represent any unknown Defendants who may be in the Military Service of the United States of America, and may be, as such, entitled to the benefits of the Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act, and any amendments thereto, and it appearing that J. Marshall Swails, Esquire has consented to act for and represent said Defendants, it is ORDERED that J. Marshall Swails, Esquire 8 Williams Street, Greenville, South Carolina 29601 phone (864) 233-6225, be and hereby is appointed Guardian ad Litem on behalf of all known and unknown minors and all unknown persons who may be under a disability, all of whom may have or claim to have some interest or claim to the real property commonly known as 1804 W Higgins Street, Florence, SC 29501; that he is empowered and directed to appear on behalf of and represent said Defendants, unless said Defendants, or someone on their behalf, shall within thirty (30) days after service of a copy hereof as directed, procure the appointment of Guardian or Guardians ad

Litem for said Defendants. AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that J. Marshall Swails, Esquire of 8 Williams Street, Greenville, South Carolina 29601 phone (864) 233-6225, be and hereby is appointed Attorney for any unknown Defendants who are, or may be, in the Military Service of the United States of America and as such are entitled to the benefits of the Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act aka Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act of 1940, and any amendments thereto, to represent and protect the interest of said Defendants, AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED That a copy of this Order shall be forth with served upon said Defendants by publication in News Journal, a newspaper of general circulation published in the County of Florence, State of South Carolina, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, together with the Summons and Notice of Filing of Complaint in the above entitled action. NOTICE OF FILING COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVED NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Complaint, Cover Sheet for Civil Actions and Certificate of Exemption from ADR in the above entitled action was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County on January 23, 2018. J. Martin Page, SC Bar No. 100200 508 Hampton Street, Suite 301 Columbia, SC 29201 Phone (803) 509-5078 (5/2,5/9,5/16/18) NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that ASHTONS SOCIAL CLUB DBA THE LOFT, intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and ON premises consumption of BEER/WINE/LIQUOR at 163 N. DARGAN ST. FLORENCE, SC 29501. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than MAY 18, 2018. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address, and telephone number of person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the same county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and, (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protests must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue, ATTN: ABL SECTION, P.O. Box 125, Columbia, SC 29214-0907; or faxed to: (803) 896-0110. (5/2,5/9,5/16/18)

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FDTC commencement to feature nationally known motivational speaker Nationally known motivational speaker Mark Moore will deliver the commencement address at Florence-Darlington Technical College’s graduation Thursday night, May 10, at the Florence Center. The McLean, VA, resident uses his life struggles to connect with listeners. He’s the author of “A Stroke of Faith: A Stroke Survivor’s Story of a Second Chance at Living a Life of Significance.” His book tells the story of back-toback strokes in 2007 that almost ended his life. Moore recovered and ran a 5K charity run just one year after his hospitalization. Moore credits his Christian faith with overcoming the many obstacles from major strokes. Moore is now serving as the mid-Atlantic Ambassador for Empowered to Serve, a major initiative of the American Heart Association in reaching out to faith-based and African American communities. He is also the national ambassador for the program, speaking all over the country about his faith, stroke prevention and stroke recovery. In that capacity, Moore shares his message at churches, hospitals, clinics, wellness centers and community centers as well

MARK MOORE TO DELIVER COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS AT FDTC GRADUATION as presenting workshops. Along with his wife, Moore established the Mark and Brenda Moore Foundation in 2010. The foundation supports advances in healthcare, education, the arts and Christian evangelism. Their foundation has contributed to a wide variety of causes including Mount Vernon Hospital’s expansion program, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Posse Foundation, Hopkins House Early Childhood Learning, Community Coalition for Haiti and the John Leland Center for Theolog-

ical Studies. The Moores also have strongly supported the arts. Their foundation has contributed to the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the National Symphony Orchestra and other cultural institutions. For more information about Mark Moore, visit his website at www. astrokeoffaith.com. To learn more about FDTC’s 2018 commencement ceremonies, contact Clay Williams, Director of Public Relations, via email at clay.williams@fdtc.edu or phone at 843-661-8240.

SIGNS WITH ALBANY STATE – South Florence High School senior Tomiah Jones signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at Albany State University. Tomiah Jones, seated center, is pictured with her mother, Hope Jones, right, her father, Tyron Jones, left, her younger sister, Na'Adira Jones, standing left, and South Florence Volleyball Coach Elizabeth Odom, standing right. Photo by Joshua Stalheim, South Florence High School.

Summer Adult Sports Adult Kickball Registration for the City of Florence Adult Kickball Leagues will run from May 1 through Friday, May 25. All games will be played at the Freedom Florence Recreation Complex. Coed and Open Divisions will be offered with an entry fee of $375 per team. Games will be played during the week starting the week of June 18.

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fee of $275 per team and an additional $20 official fee paid at each game. Games will begin the week of June 18. Teams can pick up league rules and register to play at the Freedom Florence Recreation Complex at 1515 Freedom Blvd. or at the City of Florence Parks & Recreation Administrative offices located at 513 Barnes Street in Florence Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. League rules can also be found by going to www. csaathletics.com. The league will offer a regular season and tournament. The contact number for questions with the League Commissioner, Gary Belcher, can also be found on their website. Flags will be furnished by the league but each team will be responsible for their own football. A regulation football will be used for open play and a regulation or junior football can be used for coed play. Practices at Freedom Florence will begin the week of June 4.

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Sneed teacher gets grant designed to help honey bees SCISA AWARD – Joan Pennstrom, left, Beth Lewallen, Larry K. Watt, Executive Director of SCISA

All Saints’ Lewallen is SCISA Lower School Teacher of the Year All Saints’ Episcopal Day School teacher Beth Lewallen has been selected as the SCISA (South Carolina Independent School Association) Lower School Teacher of the Year. “We are thrilled that Mrs. Lewallen has been honored with this award. I nominated Beth because she has been an extraordinary classroom teacher for 19 years at All Saints’,” commented headmaster Joan Pennstrom. “She is so talented, in and out of the classroom, full of enthusiasm and creative approaches to teaching each child. She represents the very high level of dedication and professional commitment that all of our teachers share at All Saints’!” During her 19 years at All Saints’, Mrs. Lewallen has taught fourth, fifth, and sixth grades. She is currently the fifth grade language arts teacher and serves as the division head for fourth-sixth grades, sponsors the Quiz Bowl team, Battle of the Books team, and the Spelling Bee. “Mama Lew” (an endearing nickname from her students) is committed to teaching as a “work of heart.” She believes that teachers need to be lifelong students – continuing to learn, make learning enjoyable, and meet the needs of each child. Some of her innovative lessons include the “parts of speech Easter egg hunt,” Limerick Lunch, Top Chef (writing, cooking, and presentation competition), and an array of creative book report formats. “I am so honored to be given an award for doing something that I love,” said Lewallen. “In my acceptance speech I made the comment that I enjoy teaching now, after 31 years, even more than I did when I began. To me teaching is all about finding out what is special about each child and trying to focus on what makes each child great.” A native of Greenwood, Mrs. Lewallen holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary music education from Coker College and a master’s degree from Columbia College in music edu-

cation. She is certified in elementary education and has taught for a total of 31 years. She is a member of the Masterworks Choir, organist and assistant choir director at Trinity United Methodist Church, and often accompanies ASEDS Chapel services and other musical events. She and her husband Jim have two children (both ASEDS alumni). Grace is a graduate of Clemson University and is Fulbright teacher in Austria. Worth will graduate this spring from the University of South Carolina. He plays and teaches violin. “I love teaching at All Saints’,” she said, “because we can educate children beyond book knowledge. It’s personal, and I wouldn’t be anywhere else!”

A local science teacher has received a $1,000 grant from the South Carolina Farm Bureau to build a bee apiary at a school in Florence. Lynn Howard, Sneed Middle School science teacher, will oversee projects related to students’ study of bees. This month Howard became a South Carolina Certified Bee Keeper. For the past year, she has supported and mentored her son with his 4-H Club (bee) pollinator project. Her son William won the Florence County and Pee Dee Regional competitions. Howard said she discovered that in the process of tending to hives and observing bee activity, students learn about biology, agriculture, ecology, nutrition, and business. “In short, said Howard, “bee houses and hives equal science in a box.” It is her reason for applying and receiving the grant. Howard said that Sneed Middle was the ideal school to add an apiary since it is a Green Steps Certified School. She explained that the school’s Environmental Club (advised by Lisa Perry) has already established two pollinator gardens and a certified wildlife habitat. Howard further noted that the 4-H Club at Sneed has a raisedbed garden, and students in that club learn about growing foods hydroponically. “All of these environmental projects at the school provide educational opportunities for our students,” said Howard, “and I was encouraged to work to

SCIENCE IN A BOX – Science teacher Lynn Howard, left, and Sneed Middle School Principal Hayley Cagle prepare the apiary at Sneed. further their student learning experiences by applying for an addition of bee apiary here at Sneed. According to Howard, the apiary arrived at the school last week, and students will have an opportunity to observe bees up close up. When asked about the specific learning advantages of having the apiary, Howard said, “They (students) will be able study first-hand the benefits of these pollinators around the gardens. The learning opportunities are

not only science standard based, but they also integrate math and reading standards. Students could solve real-world calculations comparing the cost of maintaining the hive, feeding bees artificially when needed, the profits of honey and products made from their wax in the summer. Students can study the apiary from a business standpoint first hand,” she added. In terms of care of the apiary, Howard noted that the bees will be kept in a

locked fenced area primarily to protect them from vandals and to protect the students. Her grant application for the bees noted that basic landscaping around the apiary will not only help the bees, but will make the apiary more attractive to the Sneed campus. “The apiary will be designed in the most selfmaintaining yet aesthetically appealing manner possible,” said Howard.

Carolinas honors its volunteers Carolinas Hospital System honored more than 50 volunteers on April 26 at the annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon at the Floyd Conference Center, on the campus of Carolinas Hospital System. The event was part of National Volunteer Week and celebrated the numerous contributions made by volunteers at the hospital. In 2017, the volunteers donated 9,000 hours of service. Six volunteers donated over 300 hours during the year. Volunteers dedicate their time to many projects such as greeting and escorting patients and visitors, assisting with discharges, serving as resources at information desks, assisting staff with clerical duties, volunteering at the Senior Life Expo and much more. “Today we have a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our everyday heroes who give your time and talents to Carolinas Hospital System,” said Carolinas

Volunteer of the Year Randy Boatwright, Carolinas Hospital System Volunteer Coordinator Sheree Meadows and Volunteer of the Year Louise Balotti Hospital System Assistant Chief Executive Officer Spencer Twigg. “The special

touch that our volunteers bring to all who interact with them is priceless.”

This year’s recipients of the Service Excellence Award are Kay Halliburton,

Irene Brown and Dee Dixon. The Service Excellence Award is presented to a volunteer who consistently demonstrates a passion of volunteering with a positive and compassionate manner. The Service Excellence and Most Hours of Service Award was presented to Pinkney Speights. The Volunteer of the Year Awards were presented to Louise Balotti and Randy Boatwright. The Volunteer of the Year Award is presented to a volunteer who demonstrates extraordinary efforts in his/her performance, attitude and commitment to the mission of Carolinas Hospital System. Balotti and Boatwright were nominated for this honor by their fellow volunteers and Carolinas Hospital staff members. We are extremely proud of our volunteers and appreciate their dedication and time to the day-to-day operations of the hospital.


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Florentine remembers shootin’ marbles for keeps By TOM HOLSTON Besides building camps, clubs and treehouses, sports were an integral part of our neighborhood existence. There were basketball games behind Billy McNeil’s house and football games in the Abbott’s back yard, and sandlot baseball was played wherever we could find a spot large enough to accommodate us. Each of these had a season during the year, with the most prominent and longest running being baseball. There was one other important competitive past-time in those days which appears to have faded into history like Bobby socks and duck-tail haircuts. Young boys of elementary school age usually welcomed the end of winter and the beginning of spring by shooting marbles. There were several kinds of games involving marbles, but “shootin’ for keeps” in a circle drawn in the sandy ground was usually the preferred method of play in the school yard. The “keeps” part meant that you kept the marbles that you might win during the game even though it was against school rules to play this way. We were supposed to play “just for fun” and return whatever marbles we won to the owners at the end of each game. Naturally, most games were played in defiance of this rule. When a guy used his shooter and fired from the edge of the circle, he aimed at a line of other marbles placed in the center. These were contributed by each of the contestants, and the number required from each player was determined in advance by agreement before the game. The idea was to use the shooter to knock the marbles in the center out of the ring. If the shooter came to rest within the confines of the ring, after knocking one of the other marbles out, the contestant could continue to play until he missed or his shooter rolled out of the ring. If either of those things happened, he yielded to the next player, who then knelt down and used his own shooter to see if he could knock out the remaining marbles. When the shooter did manage to knock out a marble, the following shot was made from

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TOM HOLSTON DEMONSTRATES HIS MARBLE SHOOTIN’ TECHNIQUE wherever the shooter came to rest within the ring. Of course, if any teacher, principal, or someone of authority came near, the unspoken part for all players was to pretend you were playing for “fun” only. You could portray this by returning any marbles you may have won to each of the other players. Very few games were actually played for “fun” though. Suspecting this, the young assistant principal Mr. Hinds, decided one day to teach some youngsters a lesson, and to make an example of them to the rest of us. Few of us knew that Mr. Hinds was quite accomplished as a shooter of marbles...and he considered that he could best all of the players he had seen on the school yard. He was also aware of the general contempt that most of the marble players had for the school rule regarding “playin' for keeps”. One day, during recess, he surprised a cluster of boys shooting in a ring near the pasture fence on the west side of the school. The school was relatively new and looked modern in design: single story brick buildings with flat rooftops covered with tar and gravel to keep the weather out. It was a nondescript mid-20th century building that reflected the architectural concept of “form follows function,” which made it seem a little stark and drab in its rural setting. While the front of the school yard faced a newly paved road, field crops were planted in the fields just beyond and the left side and back of the school yard

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were separated from a cow pasture by old wire fencing. On the right, the campus abutted a dirt road and another fence of weathered posts and wire contained a pony pasture. The makeup of the student body reflected this same sort of juxtaposition; about half of the students came from the new suburban neighborhoods that sprang up nearby after World War II, and the rest came from surrounding farm families. By hiding behind some bushes in the edge of the cow pasture, Mr. Hinds had witnessed the boys “playin’ for keeps” himself. There was no use in trying to deny it. Expecting some kind of traditional punishment, four of our classmates stood near the fence with their heads hanging. This had attracted some of the rest of us in the recess yard and we began wandering over. Though on a more developmental level, we were a bit like the ghoulish crowds that historically gathered to witness hangings and the like. It was a bit of a shock when Mr. Hinds pulled out a small sack of marbles and a cat-eye shooter and said, “All right boys......let’s play for keeps!” He scrubbed out the small ring they had drawn in the sand with his foot and drew a larger ring of approximately six feet in diameter. That was a pretty big ring. Most of us watching knew that we couldn’t participate with any success in so large a circle. Those of us that had wandered over, now became something of a “gallery” and formed a rough semi-circle around the principal and the other captive contestants. “I cain’t shoot in that big of a circle Mr. Hinds,” whined tow

headed Bill Kennedy. Bill came from a big family that lived in a big old tenant farm house about a quarter mile from the school. They were relatively poor, but many families had similar circumstances. Bill stood there barefoot with his eyes downcast. Bill and his siblings seldom wore shoes – their family was poor enough to regard shoes as an “extra” and not a necessity. Shoes were reserved for special occasions. There was a murmur of empathy drifting through the gallery with his attempt at being excused from the game. “You should have thought of that before you broke school rules by playin’ for keeps!” Mr. Hinds’ words fell over the players and crowd like a blanket. There was silence. A cricket began chirping over the fence and a blue jay sounded his raucous warning call from some pines way over in the middle of the pasture. It seemed ominous. Mr. Hinds was not sympathetic. His eyes were accusing and merciless as he followed with, ”Come on.....three marbles from each. Put them in the center. I’m shooting first, then Bill, Danny, Joe and H.C.” He pulled out his own donations for the ring and placed them in a line, then waited as each of the others placed theirs. Murmuring started afresh in the gathered onlookers. Quite a crowd had gathered by now, even some of the girls had stopped playing hopscotch and jump-rope. Being late comers on the back of the gallery, they were stretching their necks to see around others. Someone muttered, “They’re in for it now. I seen Mr. Hinds shoot before. He’s good!” This was apparently

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passed around for there was an involuntary compacting of the observers as all pressed forward for a better view. Mr. Hinds lined up the rest of the marbles and motioned with his arm for everyone to move back, allowing him room to squat and shoot from the edge of the circle furthest from the fence. He set his hand outside the line of the circle, so as not to be accused of fudgin’, a condition of fouling if a shooter’s hand lay on the line or inside the circle. The cat-eye shooter was fired with force and accuracy. His first shot effectively knocked two marbles from the ring and the spinning motion of the shooter kept it inside so that he continued to shoot. Before long, nearly two thirds of the marbles that had been placed were in Mr. Hinds’ bag. Finally, one of his shots ricocheted and the cat-eye shooter exited the ring, ending his turn. Smiling, Mr. Hinds stood up. The other players looked grim, except for H.C. Humphrey. He smiled back, but said nothing. “Your turn, Bill.” Mr. Hinds looked pleased with himself that the boys were going to be taught a good lesson. Bill bent down and fired away, but it was soon evident that he did not have the power of shooting in such a big ring. He did get a couple before he had to relinquish his turn and each of the others managed to get some marbles too. Joe knocked out the last of the “pot” in the center, so everyone had to ante up and place further contributions of marbles in the ring again. H.C. had been biding his time. Starting fresh, with a full pot in the ring, H.C. knelt down to business. To the astonishment of everyone there, he backed away from the edge of the circle by the margin of nearly another foot and fired his shooter into the center. Whack! He knocked three out with the first stroke. Then he fired again from inside and in

quick succession, soon cleared the ring of all marbles. He smiled as he stood up and Mr. Hinds’ jaw dropped. They played several more games and each time H.C. had a turn he cleared the ring of all marbles. The other players were soon eliminated, having lost all of their marbles except for their shooter. H.C. and Mr. Hinds were matched “head to head.” The others had probably learned a lesson, but now the young principal appeared to resist stopping because his pride was assaulted by the young upstart H.C. After all, he was the adult here, and the lesson might not be as effective unless he finished off this last competitor. It was a tactical error. By the time the bell rang, to end recess, Mr. Hinds held only his shooter and two marbles. He had to abide by the rules he had imposed while playing in front of all these youngsters. He was left with trying to save face by using his authority as assistant principal at the end. “There will be no more playing for keeps here at school! If anyone is caught doing so, all of their marbles will be confiscated on the spot!” He spoke loudly for all to hear the declaration. It was followed up later with a mimeographed formal note from the office, stating the same policy. My friends and I felt it was safer to abide by the school rule of “not playin’ for keeps” for the remainder of that year, but now H.C. became a school yard celebrity. He proudly showed off the blue ribbon he had won in a marble shooting contest at the state fair, only days before the competition with Mr. Hinds. The story of that game had become something of a school yard legend that took the “sting” out of “obeyin’ the rules.” Still, the efforts of the young principal did curtail flagrant abuse of the rule for a while, and inadvertently, Mr. Hinds had given us another life lesson: It can be disastrous to assume things about your competition.

Symphony, Youth Orchestra will host auditions May 7 The Florence Symphony Orchestra and Florence Symphony Youth Orchestra will hold auditions for the 2018/19 season this month at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center. Auditions for the FSO are Monday, May 7, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. To schedule an audition, contact Mark Jackson, FSO Personnel Manager, at markjacksonfso@gmail.com. Youth Orchestra auditions are May 15 for strings and May 22 for winds/brass/percussion. Visit http://www.florencesymphony.com/fsyo-auditions to submit an online application, view audition requirements and reserve your spot. For more information, contact FSYO music director and conductor,

Ricky Hyman, at fsyorchestra@gmail.com. The FSYO will present its second performance of the spring Sunday, May 6,, at 3 p.m. at the FMU Performing Arts Center. This event is free.

SF senior gets SCATA scholarship The South Carolina Association of Title I Administrators (SCATA), awarded a $2,000 scholarship to Kayla Kemmerlin, a South Florence High senior in recognition of academic achievement. One of the priorities of the SCATA is to encourage students from S.C. high schools to further their education.

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Two Literary Clubs entertained with skit Edith Hicks and five friends entertained the ladies of The Sidney Lanier Literary Club and The Heritage Literary Club by performing a skit at the clubs’ April 18 meeting held in her home. A cast of six performed the one-act play, “Just A Matter of Time.” This was a comedy written by a Winthrop student, probably in the 1950s, said Mrs. Hicks. She chose the play from a book of one-act plays that she found at the Florence Library. It was about a

soldier from the War Between the States returning home. Mrs. Hicks asked five of her non-club member friends to participate as play readers so that the club’s few members could enjoy the skit. Since the Heritage Literary Club meets on the same date, they were invited for a joint meeting which helped increase the audience. There were 23 people in attendance. The cast featured a grandmother (played by Mrs.

Hicks), a mother, a married daughter, an unmarried daughter, a husband and a neighbor/friend. For costumes, the performers used accessories, such as a shawl or a broach, as an indication of the time period. This production was actually a playreading in which cast members read their lines, noted Mrs. Hicks. “It was a lot of fun and everyone seemed to enjoy our rough production,” she commented.

Starr Ward Chamber Music Concerts presents Sara Mitchell Jebaily on Sunday, May 6, 5 p.m. at Victors in downtown Florence. Tickets at $10 at the door with a meet the artist reception to follow. Soprano Sara Ann Mitchell Jebaily lives in Austin, Texas. With Austin Opera, Sara recently performed a “perfectly balanced” Najade in Ariadne auf Naxos (Austin Arts Watch) and a “particularly engaging” (Feast of Music) and “charming” (austin360) Oscar in Un ballo in maschera. She also performed the Strauss’ Brentano Lieder, also sponsored by Austin Opera. Sara is the soprano soloist and cantor for the St. Mary Cathedral in downtown Austin. There she recently performed as the soprano soloist in Mozart’s Regina coeli (KV 127). Upcoming she will perform Brahm’s Neue Libeslieder

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praised for “superbly controlled phrasings” (Opera Today), “low notes as alluring as…coloratura top” (Opera News), “all around excellence” (CoolCleveland. com) and “effortless poise.” Sara received her master in music from New England Conservatory of music in Boston, MA, and her bachelor of music from the University of Oklahoma. Her love for music began early in life, and blossomed in high school. Choral music and opportunities to perform in the high school musical enriched her life and education greatly. Having the opportunity to perform Carmina Burana at Carnegie Hall was truly a lifeshaping and mind-broadening experience, she said. She is thrilled to be in Florence to perform an evening of American music with the Starr Ward Chamber Music Concert Series.

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FSD1 music education recognized nationally Florence School District One has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. The Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. To qualify for the Best Communities designation, Florence School District One answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and community music-making programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas. “I am extremely proud of our teachers, school ensembles, parents, principals and community supporters. It is an honor for our school district to have the distinction of Best Community for Music Education for five consecutive years. We would not have received this award without every one of our separate groups," said Florence One Performing Arts Coordinator Laura Greenway. This award recognizes that Florence School District One is leading the way with learning opportunities as outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The legislation guides implementation in the states and replaces the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) which was often criticized for an overemphasis on testing while leaving behind subjects such as music. ESSA recommends music and the arts as important elements of a well-rounded education for all children. Research into music education continues to demonstrate educational/cognitive and social skill benefits for children who make music. In a series of landmark studies by scientists and researchers at Northwestern University a link was found between students in community music programs and life-long academic success, including higher high school graduation rates and college attendance. In another study from the University, it was discovered that the benefits of early exposure to music education improves how the brain processes and assimilates sounds, a trait that lasts well into adulthood. Beyond the Northwestern research, other studies have indicated that music education lays the foundation for individual excellence in group settings, creative problem solving and flexibility in work situations, as well learning how to give and receive constructive criticism to excel. A 2015 study supported by The NAMM Foundation, “Striking A Chord <https://www.nammfoundation.org/educator-resources/ striking-chord-publics-hopes-and-beliefs-k-12-education-unitedstates-2015>,” also outlines the overwhelming desire by teachers and parents for music education opportunities for all children as part of the school curriculum.

THE FLORENCE WEST ROTARY CLUB recognized outstanding seniors at its April 26 meeting. Each senior received a plaque and check for $100. Outstanding seniors recognized from left, are Dhanawn Fullard, Jade Mack, both of Wilson; Jordan Robinson,West Florence; Alex Kirby, Emily Thompson, both of South Florence; Morgan Cass and Caleb Little, both of Florence Christian School. Not pictured is Ryan Florio of West Florence. Florence West Rotarian Gerald Holley is the coordinator of the club’s Outstanding Seniors Program.

Moore named AdvancED STEM certified school John W. Moore Intermediate School has earned the nationwide distinction of becoming an AdvancED STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Certified School. In order to earn STEM certification, the school had to demonstrate compliance with the AdvancED STEM standards as reflected by the school’s performance across 11 rigorous STEM indicators. Prior to the STEM review, the staff at Moore submitted evidence of their ability to provide inquiry-based learning for the students. In addition, the staff at John W. Moore had to prove that STEM learning for the students reaches beyond the school day and integrates Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics into the total learning process. The school emphasized its STEM-

STEERING COMMITTEE – Front row, from left, Paula Hooss, Amanda Bailey, Kishnie Neville (STEM Review Team Member), Carol Schweitz, Kellie Ryan (STEM Review Team Member), Joanna McCumber; back row, Robby Crowley and Susan Lane. program practices to the AdvancED STEM Certification team that recently visited the school.

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Mass Gospel Choir to appear at City Center Farmers Market Florence School District One’s Mass Gospel Choir will perform on Saturday, May 12, 11 a.m. until noon at 369 West Cheves Street in the back parking lot of the City Center administration building The Mass Gospel Choir is a middle and high school choir of teens who aspire to higher spiritual, educational and musical goals. They sing contemporary and traditional music with energy and soul. This event is made possible thanks to the City of Florence Parks and Recreation. The City Center Farmers Market is a city-hosted local foods and crafts market downtown. It provides a retail opportunity for entrepreneurs and a valuable source of fresh, local food for all. Vendors accept cash/check/credit/debit/SNAP/EBT and Healthy Bucks.

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