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Ore ee Kemet AY Opi bhccrel EN Campaign Update INDUSTRY Mike Poston 94% PROFESSIONAL Edwin Hinds 22% MYRTLE BEACH, Jason Atkinson & Joel Foster 35% Myrtle Beach Business eo Reena Morrow 34% /Myrtle Beach Residential |Gail Ferguson 69% Myrtle Beach GolfClubs | Joel Foster’ 2% Myrtle Beach Clubs Mark McGraw TB% NORTH STRAND Jim Smith 51% North Strand Business sal & Charlene 35% North Strand Residential ee ae 108% North Strand Clubs Norton Geddie SOUTH STRAND [Lance Thompson 78% Surfside Business Woody Ford 84% Garden City Business David Benton 69% Socastee Business Sherry Harrelson 39% South Strand Residential | Fran Kopnicky 70% Campgrounds Todd Leary 84% INcAND steece Hardwick & Dana 36% Conway Business Brandon Sessions 57% Conway Residential William Goldfinch 61% Conway Clubs [Robyn Rabon Loris Neil James 67% Aynuor Esse Amieors & Stephanie 1B% PUBLIC SERVICES eee ae Bassey &red 41% Agencies ‘Susan Means 90% Hospitals [Doug White 24% Education Paul Hickman 4% Inland Government Fred Richardson 1% Grand Strand Government [Tom Leath 39% State Government Total Drive as of: 11-07-08 |§763,293.93 52% November 7, 2008 Campaign Chair, Dennis Wade United Way = af Horry Coa ca oF = ac unTet w } | ‘ } LIVE UNIT Give, Advocate, Volunteer, Reno etx bee ace a td |Qur Fundraising Goal: $1,475,00.00 Coastal Carolina Sertoma Club is hosting the Sth Annual Taste of Restaurant Row at 2001 Nightclub, showcasing some of the finest local delights from numerous restaurant row area restaurants. This year, United Way of Horry County is pleased to be the beneficiary of Taste of Restaurant Row. Taste of Restaurant Row is on Wednesday, November 19th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at 2001 Nightclub, through any member of Coastal Carolina Sertoma Club and at the United Way office, Food tickets will be sold that evening for $1 per ticket for food samples ranging from | to 4 tickets. This exciting event has been made possible by the generous help and support of Coastal Carolina Sertoma Club, 2001 Nightclub, all of the restaurants participating and other sponsors. Ifyou have any questions, please feel free to contact 2001 at 449-9435, Coastal Carolina Sertoma Club at cesertoma@gmail.com ot United Way at 347-5195. We hope to see you there! Are there any sandbaggers out there? Please turn your pledges and money into the United Way office. We want to see you hit the top of o your goal! How I Live United y name is William Brown. 1 Mi: 2 Scoulmaster for our local Boy Scouts Chapter in our community. have had the opportunity to interact and mentor many local youth. However, there i ‘one young man that challenged my life and helped show me how much our organization can help others. About six months ago, a mother contacted our office for help with her son. She explained that he had been in trouble at schoo! and suspended for a few days. She thought a good role model in his life would help him get back on the right path. The office con- tacted me about this young man and I gladly took him under my wing. Things started out slow, the boy did not have any desire to be at the meetings. I tried to persuade him to become friends with the other scouts, With time and patience, he started to open up and enjoy the meetings. He became friends with the other boys and learned about camping and all the cool things associated with it. His experiences over the past few months have totally shaped him into a better person. He is doing better in school: grades are up, getting involved in extracurricular activities and making new friends. My name is William Brown and I live united by encouraging our youth to live a bet- ter life through the work of this United Way Community Partner. (Names, ages, picture and sce- nario have been changed for privacy reasons) Boy Scouts of America, a United Way Community Partner, builds char- acter, self-reliance, patriotism and respect for others through various activities. Itis the mission of the Boy Scouts of America to serve others by helping to instill values in young peo- ple and, in other ways, to prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential. Boys Scouts is working with ur local United Way to ensure suc- cessful youth and children and help build strong families in our county. Over 1,130 youth in our county are learning the fundamentals of being a succesful adult United Way's invest: ment in Boy Scouts lends a hand to Horry County youth that cannot afford camperships and uniforms. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance There isa valuable program in our community that can offer tax prepara- tion assistance. The program is called VITA - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. United Way is part of a local coalition of non-profit and gov- emmental organizations working to ensure that free tax assistance is avail- able for individuals and families earn- ing $42,000 or less per year. If you qualify for free assistance in filing your taxes electronically and want to ensure that you receive all of the tax credits that you have earned, please take the lime to learn more about VITA. The VITA Program offers free assistance to those with low-to-mod- erate income, filing Forms 1040EZ, 1040, or basic 1040 Federal tax returns, The Volunteer Tax preparers also assist eligible taxpayers in claim- ing any special credits and deduc tions for which they might be eli ble. All Volunteer Tax preparers will be trained and certified by the IRS in basic income tax return preparation. ‘The Horry County Community VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) J Eamed Income Tax Credit Initiative Coalition is already getting started. The volunteers assisted over 1,550 taxpayers this past filing season. This was a 150% increase over the number of taxpayers assisted the previous year. This is evidence that the com- munity appreciates, trust and depends upon the services being pro- vided through the VITA sites. If you're interested in volunteer- ing with VITA, check out United Way's website: wwwiveunitedhorrycounty.org. www.MyrtleBeachAlternatives.com (HERS e 3 November 20 - December 4, 2008 COAST CONTENTS COMMENTARY: ‘Taxpayer Watchdogs Call For Spending Cuts - By Leslie K. Paige . Letters To The Editor |AvCraft - Another Airport Fiasco - By Staff Writers .. : Benefit Planned For Horry County Shelter Home - By Sarah George Ad Club Seeks Lifetime Achievement Awarel Nominations - By Paulette Johyison The Li-lomfort Jae: The Pleasure Principle - By Robert E. Wilson, Jr |Georgetown Mayor Proclaims November Hospice Month - By Ruth Keilen ..... Gover, SCONR Urge Voluntary Water Conservation Alternatives Feature: ‘Young Art In The Tidelands Featured At Open House~ By Eric Keith MBACC Presient’s Gala Honors Wayne Gray, Tom Roge Coastal Educational Foundation Elects New Officers - By Mona Pruter ... Six New Studies Confirm Health Dangers Of Plastic - By Sixwise.com “To Your Good Health” - By Dr. Paul G. Donohue .. |Colon Cancer: Natural Tips To Lower Your Risk Of This Common Cancer Veterans Post: Barriers To Opening Small Business, Trees For Troops leans Tae “Christmas: To Have Or Have Not’ -By Glenn Amete II BARTETHIK: “Greener Prius” / “Green Chuistmas Toys” - Fan E/Meggvine Strange But True / Collecting, / Salome’s Stars Literary age: Book Reviews -Family Life, Canvas Magic & Food On Earth... Enchanted Arlie’ Presents Evenings Of Illumination - By Connie Nelson . |Warho! Exhibit Opens At The Mint Museum - By Elizabeth Isenhour Direct Air Has Four New Markets With Nonstops To MB. - By Reid Harper COMMENTARY: C:AGW Urges Obama To Preserve Earmarks Onder -By LesicK. Paige . 22 ight Life & Entertainment: 949 FM Honored At CBMA Awards Ceremony - By Kay Maddox / Broadway At The Beach ive Lighting Coremony Nov. 22- By Nancy Greene / Entries For BATB Holiday Parade Nov 21 / Last 2008 Bruce Chandler Art Workshop Dec. 13-14 / ‘Teen Night At HOB Nov. 26- By Anne Marie Bailey / Johnny Cash Remix CD- DVD Documentary Set Release On Jan. 27 With Snoop Dogg, - By Jim Meelis / Beach Newz: nfs Back At Papa's Pizza The Big Fh Shick By Dariel Benin / Metal Marvel Dragonforce At louse OF Blues Nov 23 - By Bian Howe / ‘Top 10: Music-Videos DVDs Movies /Concert Calendar -By Tami Ashley ...23-27 Coast Feature: Christmas Spirit Visits Horry County Museum Dec. 2 Backstage At The Cammys, CBMA Weck 2008 - By DarielBendin & jinn Allen Local Artists To Paint Sieighs For Auction - By Diane Smith 3 New Laser Projector, Surround Sound At Planetarium - By Elizabeth Campbell 32 Conways First Saturday Art Walk Dec 6-By Ezabeth Stet so Edgefield District Pottery: The Origins Of Southern Stoneware - By SCIWay News 33| Katie's Project Recvives First Oficial Donations - By Sarah George... 33 ISEWEE Association Celebrates Fall With Stucients& Events - By Kann Beshears ... 34 ARTS ALONG THE WACCAMAW - By Lincia Ketron. CALENDAR OF EVENTS......... Twisting In The Wind / Paw’s Corer Environmental Magazine Asks: Has Green Movement Gotten Too Upscale? SUPER CROSSWORD ABOUT THE COVER The Horry County Museum hosts Gingerbread Eee. creations and more with Open House Dec. I See Story On Page 28 Abstract Artist Featured At Southern Portraits And Accents outhern Portraits and Accents, a fine art gallery & photography studio located at 3901 Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is featuring the paintings of abstract artist Bill Strydesky for the month of November. The gallery is also showcasing works by the internationally renowned artist Giovanna Picasso as well as Vittorio Santini, Ruth Cox, and many other local artists. allery hours are Mon. ~ Fri from 10 a.m. —7 p.m. and Sat. 12 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 843-488-3303. River Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, call 843-249-6604 or visit the website at wwwiittleriverchamberorg. License Plate To Honor Fallen Military Available For Family Members Deadline Nov. 21 For For 2009 Pawleys Pavilion Reunion Art Submissions he SC Environmental Law Project is requesting art work submissions for the 2009 Pawleys Pavilion Reunion to be used for promotion on posters, t-shirts, etc. Art work should be a 2D colorful rendition of the old Pawleys Pavilion. VIP privileges will be given to the winner for the 2009 event. Deadline for submission is Nov. 21. For more info call 843-527-0078. Gold Star Family 510006 —=- ,South Carolina, -= By Beth Parks he South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMY) has announced the availability of a new Gold Star Family spe- cialty license plate. The Gold Star Family license plate is available to family members of military service personnel killed in action or while in service. To obtain the Gold Star Family plate, customers must present military doc- umentation of their family member's death. The plate fee is $30 every two years in e addition to the regular motor vehicle registration fee. “Several other states offer Gold Star Family license plates and I am pleased that South Carolina has joined them. The plate serves as a memorial to the service men and women who sacrificed so much for this coun- try,” said SCDMV Director Marcia Adams. To view images of all the specialty license plates currently available, visit the SCDMV website at www.scdmvonline.com 3rd Annual Little River Christmas Market Announced By Sarah George he third annual Little River Christmas Market will be held on the waterfront in Little River, South Carolina, Saturday, November 29 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. This family-friendly event includes home- made arts and crafts, live music from some of the best local bands and great food. Events for the day include a pet parade at 12:30 p.m and a Santa Claus parade at 2 p.m. The Little River Christmas Market concludes with the annual Intracoastal Christmas Regatta beginning at dusk, at the Little River Inlet and traveling south to Dock Holidays Marina. B “The Little River Christmas Market only continues to grow. With vendor applications for arts, crafts, events, food and business still available, this year is expected to be the Oa¥e , largest to date,” says event coordinator, Craig For more information on the Christmas. Market or other events hosted by the Little