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Loris Times

 

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By Cheryll Wilbur
The city of Loris held a special council meeting on Monday, July 27, at 7 p.m.
The meeting was called to order by Mayor David Stoudenmire followed by the invocation given by Councilman Casey Ward. After roll call, Mayor Stoudenmire moved directly to the matters on the agenda. The discussion began with the suggested purchase of a replacement fire department squad truck following an accident that happened a few weeks ago.
Fire Chief Jerry Hardee reports that a used fire squad has been found in the Greenville area and he recommended the purchase of this vehicle due to the fact more storage was necessary. The vehicle was a total loss but may be purchased back by the city to use in the public works department. Fire impact fees will be used to purchase this upgraded squad truck. There will be a few additional costs to upholster seats and install a radio system. Council approved the purchase of a new fire truck for $20,000.
Temporary city administrator Michael Dobson is continuing to help the city flourish by finding grant money that is available. A community enrichment grant has been applied for and as a result the city will conduct a Needs Assessment Public Hearing on Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 6 p.m.
The community is being urged to come together to share concerns regarding community needs such as revitalization and economic development in the city. The meeting will be held at Loris City Hall located at 4101 Walnut St. Dobson suggested using the grant for a new fire engine at a cost of $300,000 in which the city will have to match 10 percent of the cost.
A building and grounds and recreation joint committee meeting was held on Tuesday, July 28, at 6 p.m. on location at Heniford Field to discuss the restroom facility needs.
The regular scheduled council meeting will be on Monday, Aug. 3, at City Hall on Walnut Street.

 

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Masters Table celebrates five

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Photo by Cheryll Wilbur
Volunteers are seen assisting food bank recipients at The Masters Table. The organization and training of volunteers help to ensure a smooth assembly line on food distribution day.  Volunteers help with sign up and building the boxes while another group places food boxes in the vehicles. The last Saturday of each month is the scheduled day for food distribution. Volunteers are always needed and appreciated.

By Cheryll Wilbur
The Masters Table is a thrift store and food bank. It operates as a non-profit and has been a blessing to the Loris community for more than five years now.
Preacher Barry Long and his wife Linda were pastoring at Community Baptist Church of Loris when the vision of helping their community began on a bigger scale. Preacher Long says, “I was volunteering with another group and God told me to start a different food bank. God knew what He was doing and it worked out because the other one is not in Loris anymore.”
The vision would include but not be limited to a thrift store run on donations that would also feed the community as well. They started with a small scale yard sale and used the money for purchasing food. As the vision grew into a reality, he started by getting donations from grocery stores to help needy members of the congregation. Sunday night service was followed with a mini-food pass out to the needy and the elderly. His obedience to the calling made for a whirlwind experience. They applied for a 501C-3 non-profit by filling out papers and sending an $850 fee to the IRS for approval. The processing time varies but it only took one month for the application to be approved. Preacher Long gives the glory to God for the speedy blessing so they could continue helping others. Through a chain of giving, the Masters Table helps more than 500 families within the walls and more than 200 through other churches. The food comes from various stores that donate as well as the Low Country Food Bank. The IGA of Loris helps by selling items to the food bank at cost. There are individuals and churches that also donate food as well. Every position is volunteer and volunteers are needed each month to help with the distribution of food. Churches from the area send volunteers each month but it takes about 15 volunteers on food distribution day. Preacher Long says, “We need people to build the boxes and put boxes in cars. Some of the regular volunteers train the new volunteers with ease. When the Lord tells you to do something He makes a way for you.”
Barry Long was volunteering with another group when God told me to start another one. God knows what He is doing and it worked out because the other one is not in Loris anymore.”
The Masters Table runs on any type of donations including furniture, clothes and cash donations. The money from sales of the donations purchases the food. A tax receipt will be provided for donations.
If anyone feels led to donate call 843-756-7729 or 843-902-9078 or drop by the store that is near the Allsbrook community at 1835 Hwy. 701 S.
Food distribution day is the last Saturday of the month from 8 a.m. until 12 noon.



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Youth sports registration is underway

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City of Loris Parks and Recreation Department is holding fall youth sports registration for tackle football, soccer and cheerleading beginning on Monday, Aug. 3, and will run through Friday, Aug. 21. The office will be open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Registration for soccer is open to ages 5-13 years old, cheerleading is open to ages 5-12 and tackle football is open to ages 7-12. The age cut off is Sept. 1. The registration fee is $40 and you will need to bring a copy of the birth certificate.
If you have any questions please contact the office at 843-756-9804 or stop by at 311 Heritage Road.
Applications for the Miss Loris Bog-Off Festival Scholarship Pageant will be available soon. The pageant is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 26, at Loris High School. Baby-Little Divisions will compete at 1 p.m. and Junior - Miss will compete at 7 p.m. Miss and Teen titleholders will have the opportunity to compete in Miss South Carolina in June 2016 if they wish to participate.
The 36th Annual Loris Bog-Off Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17. Vendor applications are now being accepted. Please contact the Loris Chamber of Commerce for an application or download one from our website at www.lorischambersc.com.
Support your local anything…SHOP LORIS FIRST!





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Town Talk

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A great big hello to Judy and Bill COX and FAMILY ... Randall GRAHAM and son CONNOR loving those hot dogs at Shorty’s Grill... Ruth and Gene SHEPPARD spending a lot of time in Loris...  Live Oak Baptist Church will have a gospel singing with “The Old Paths Quartet” at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 2... Carolina Baptist Association Discipleship will hold “Bible Family Feud” at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3... Cortney Floyd MINCEY and Victoria SINGLETARY are both looking forward to their birthdays on Friday, July 31... Phyllis BELLAMY and Randy SPIVEY are both having birthdays on Saturday, Aug. 1... Brandi GRAHAM and Marie PHILLIPS are celebrating birthdays on Sunday, Aug. 2... Courtney STUART and Liz HARDEE are both enjoying their birthdays on Tuesday, Aug. 4... Reba Lane Hardee FOWLER, Kalynn Mirande BELLAMY and Jon David COLLIER are all having birthdays on Wednesday, Aug. 5...

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