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LHS Friends planning

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reunion in October

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Left to right are John Long, Jennifer Boyd, Tara Brodgon Jacobs, Nick Conner, Tracy Johnson Cole and Samantha Ward Norris. The Loris High School Friends meet every Wednesday at Shorty’s Grill in Loris to discuss the reunion in October.

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By Jennifer Boyd
When I started the first ever Loris High School Friends Facebook page a month ago, I never dreamed in a million years over 3,100 people would have joined. This massive friend group has become the go to page for everyone who fondly remembers their high school years while attending Loris High School.
Within five days of creating this fun Facebook page, over 1,100 people had joined to share their stories and post their pictures taken while attending the school. Classmates also enjoy taking time out of their day to read memories posted from friends they had lost touch with over the years. After seeing how the group doubled in size within a few weeks, I immediately decided to announce to the group a daily photograph winner for the Loris High School Friends page. Although I find it extremely difficult to pick a daily picture from the massive amount of pictures that are being shared, I feel confident everyone enjoys getting the news their picture made it to the top of the daily list.
I also asked a great friend, John Long, to announce a daily list of friends who attended LHS that had passed -away. He downloads a list of five or six of our fallen friends and the date they either graduated, would have graduated and the year they passed away. His devotion has been unwavering.
Soon after launching this friends group, I began receiving messages from friends saying how lovely it would be to have a huge high school reunion. Because everyone who has ever graduated or attended Loris High School is invited to be part of the Facebook group, I immediately knew this reunion would take months of planning. I reached out to John Long, Samantha Ward Norris, Tracy Johnson Cole and Tara Brogdon Jacobs for assistance and much needed help. The weekly Wednesday morning meetings at Shorty’s Grill in Loris have become a valuable asset while planning a party that possibly 7,000 people would attend if each Loris High School Friend is accompanied by a plus one to share this once in a lifetime experience.
After looking at several local locations large enough to manage this amount of people, we as a team decided to have the first annual reunion at Diamond Back Golf Course on Highway 9 in Loris on Oct. 1, from 6 p.m. until…. This beautiful golf course is more than spacious to handle the amount of friends who are invited to attend. Tickets are $10 before the event or $15 at the door. You are asked to bring your own beverages and food will be provided by food venders who will be present to sell their tasty plates. An awesome DJ will be playing beach music, 80s hair band music, doo-wop music, hip-hop music, country music, funk and random love songs we all grew up slow dancing to when we were young. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Children’s Miracle Network, which will be used locally. We have also planned to give away several door prizes and have a corner decorated to have the perfect backdrop for pictures that will be downloaded to the Facebook site after the reunion.
To purchase tickets contact Boyd at 843-756-1517, Samantha Ward Norris at the Chamber of Commerce, John Long, Tracy Johnson Cole or Tara Brogdon Jacobs. Everyone who attended Loris High School or graduated from Loris High School is asked to attend this massive reunion. You can also mail your checks or money order to Boyd at 2676 Hwy. 366, Loris, S.C. 29569. Make checks payable to LHS Friends.

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McDonald’s restaurant

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robbed early Monday
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The local McDonald’s restaurant on Highway 701 in Loris was robbed early Monday morning. No physical injuries were reported to the Loris Police Department..

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By Jennifer Boyd
McLeod has invested in the health of this community for over 100 years. Several months ago, they expanded their Seacoast Hospital to ensure they are equipped to handle the growing population of the north end of the beach and Loris. Their recent announcement of McLeod Hospice expansion in Horry County and the no enrollment fee at the Center of Health and Fitness in Loris proves they are dedicated to the improvement of Loris and surrounding areas of Horry County.
McLeod Health announced last week they have expanded hospice to patients and families living in Horry County. The hospice team is guided by Associate Medical Director Dr. Jason Harrah. Harrah is board certified in Hospice Care and Palliative Care, with over 10 years of experience with Hospice patients and the family members effected by a loved one’s illness.
Renee Anderson-Williamson, the Patient Care Coordinator, is also on hand to provide quality care for patients, with over 11 years of experience under her belt.
Dr. Harrah recently said, “Our mission is to provide services that not only relieve physical symptoms such as pain, but also the emotional and spiritual pain of the patient and their family that often accompanies a terminal illness. Our primary purpose is to help patients live with their illness while maintaining the highest quality of life for as long as possible. In addition, Hospice Care is provided in the home, enabling families to remain together in peace, comfort and dignity.”
Hospice Care has been in existence since the 11th century in Europe. Today’s form of Hospice is centered on the patient living in the home because they prefer to be in an environment that is familiar and comfortable and of their choosing. Most insurance providers make Hospice Care available for their clients that have been diagnosed with a terminal illness. On an average, patients who are granted in-home Hospice Care have six months or less to live.
McLeod guarantees any and all patients who require Hospice Care will receive this service, regardless of whether fact they have the funds necessary to pay for this extended healthcare. Their commitment and willingness to go the extra mile is beyond commendable.
McLeod is also passionate about personal health and fitness. They recently announced there will be no enrollment fee through the month of July for their Center for Health and Fitness in Loris. They provide a variety of work-out equipment, have personal trainers on hand to give that one-on-one guided experience, an indoor walking and running track, therapy pool, racquetball court and an array of aerobic classes and weight training equipment. A pro shop and locker room facilities are also provided to the public.

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Check what local stores offer shoppers

Did you know by 1892, the community of Loris was growing and four stores operated in the area? The growth continued and shortly after the turn of the 20th century a movement began to establish a town. On July 26, 1902, Loris was incorporated with Daniel J. Butler serving as the first mayor of the new town. Happy 114th anniversary Loris!
Applications for the Miss Loris Bog-Off Festival Scholarship Pageant are available. with a $10 discount on applications returned by Aug. 1, 2016. Entry fee is $75 for Baby Miss through Little Miss which age from 0-9 years old; $100 for Junior Miss through Miss which age is 10-24 years old. There will be several phases of competition. The Teen and Miss winner have the option to compete in Miss South Carolina in Columbia in July 2017. The Miss winner will also receive a $500 scholarship. Please contact the chamber office at 843-756-6030 or loriscoc@sccoast.net to get more information or an application. Or visit our website at www.lorischamber.com.
The 37th Annual Loris Bog-Off Festival vendor applications are also available. There are limited spaces so please make sure you get your application in before the deadline of Oct. 3, 2016. You don’t want to miss out. Applications can be obtained at the chamber office or our website. Please make sure to read all the new rules and regulations on page two of the application.
South Carolina Tax Free Weekend 2016 is scheduled for Aug. 5-7. The tax-free savings applies to the following items: clothing, accessories, footwear, school supplies, computers, printers and printer supplies, computer software and bath wash clothes, blankets, bedspreads, bed linens, sheet sets, comforter sets, bath towels, show curtains, bath rugs and mats and pillows and pillow cases. The sales tax holiday, however, does not apply to sales of jewelry, cosmetics, eyewear, wallets, watches, furniture, rental of clothing or footwear, items for use in a business or items placed on layaway or similar deferred payment and delivery plans. A detailed list of examples of exempt items during the sales tax holiday and a list of examples of nonexempt items can be found on www.dor.sc.gov.
Check out all merchandise our local stores have to offer. Shop local. SHOP LORIS FIRST!

 

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Town Talk...

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EVERYONE invited to join in the Motion for Health event on Friday, July 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Public Safety Building on Walnut Street with Mayor Henry NICHOLS and First Lady Veda NICHOLS playing such a big part in this fun-filled day... Carolyn Thomas PLATT, formerly of Loris, just celebrating her 88th birthday... The Loris LIBRARY Summer Reading Program will have Cara Zana with hula-hoop entertainment at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 22... Deliverance Prayer Temple will hold a Family and Friends Day at 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 31... Ruben LOWMAN and Gloria FAES are both celebrating their birthdays on Friday, July 22... Jessi FORD and Hope STRICKLAND are both looking forward to their birthdays on Sunday, July 24... Taylor HANN, Kelsey TODD and Margaret Vogel RIGGS are all looking forward to their birthdays on Monday, July 25... Special wishes for Samantha Ward NORRIS on her birthday on Tuesday, July 26... The 2nd Annual Loris FFA Booster Club Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, Aug. 13, at Diamond Back Golf Course so contact Nate Bellamy at 843-503-5731 to sign up...

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