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home : good life November 25, 2013

Pictured (right) is Eagle Scout Josh Page, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Page, the youngest and latest Eagle Scout in Mullins and Dr. Franklin Mason, the oldest and first Eagle Scout in Mullins. Eagle Scout Page received his Eagle Award at a Court of Honor on Sunday, Oct. 27, and Eagle Scout Mason received his Award in June 1941.

Golden Leaf Festival schedule
The 31st Annual Golden Leaf Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Smith-Haven Park in Mullins. For even more information you can call 464-9583. 7:00 a.m. Lions Club Run For Sight 5k – 6:00-6:30 registration 9:00 a.m Smith Haven Park Opens 9:30 a.m. Stage Music 10:00 a.m. Parade on Main Street 11:00 a.m. “End of the Road Blue Grass Band” 12:00 p.m. Nikki & Morris Ward 12:30 p.m. “50’s Forever” 1:00 p.m. Terence Lonon & the Untouchables 3:00 p.m. Tony Davis & the Keepers of the Dream 3:30 p.m. The Smooth Talents of Carl Brunson 4:00 p.m. Bob Dorsey & Southern Gold 5:00-7:00 p.m. Cammy Award Winning “ The Holiday Band” Lions Tot Trot at 3 p.m. (Behind Dr. Faulk’s) Pre-registration at the Festival Committee Tent Golden Leaf Car/Truck/ Tractor Show at the Depot all day. Awards at 3:00 p.m. Food Court/Craft Fair Pony Rides/Inflatables/ Trackless Train Ride-All rides $15 for all day wrist bands and tickets available for single rides
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Upcoming Mullins Christmas Events
Mullins Christmas Events

Christmas Tree Lighting on  Sunday, Dec. 1st
Concert Pianist Natalie Gilbert at 4:30 p.m.
Tree Lighting at 5 p.m. followed by the
Tour of Churches
St. Paul Baptist Church-5:45 p.m.
Presbyterian Church-6:35 p.m.
Church of God-7:15 p.m. 

Annual Tree of Remembrance Tree Lighting
Luminaries can be purchased for $5 and names for (in honor of /in memory of) will be listed in the program, newsletter, candle lit bags around the Christmas Tree and website) 

Mullins Christmas Parade-
Friday, Dec. 6 at 5:30
No Cost to participate/ Come decorate and celebrate Christmas
Deadline is Thursday, Dec. 6. Call Mullins Chamber at 464-6651.

Monday, November 25, 2013

A Special Gift For You And Your Dog

(NAPSI)—There’s good news for dog owners. This holiday season,  you can give your dog and yourself the gift of a better relationship. That’s the word from the makers of an at-home, do-it-yourself dog  DNA test kit. Called Wisdom Panel 2.0, the kit is designed to provide dog  owners with a quick and convenient way to test their dog’s DNA. Understanding the natural tendencies of a particular breed can make it  possible to create a tailored training, exercise and nutrition program to fit  his one-of-a-kind needs. It may also help owners work with their  veterinarians to be on the lookout for certain diseases based on their dog’s  genetic history.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Help Children's Wishes Come True

(NAPSI)—This holiday season, children of all ages can find a million  reasons to believe—and you can help. Bring a stamped letter, addressed to Santa at The North Pole, to any  Macy’s before December 25 and drop it in the red Santa Mail letterbox.  As part of its “Believe” campaign, Macy’s will donate $1 to  Make-A-Wish for every letter received, up to $1 million, to help grant the  wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Macy’s “Believe” campaign was inspired by the New York Sun’s 1897 editorial “Yes,Virginia, there is a  Santa Claus” written in response to a child’s question about  Santa’s existence. This touching story created generations of believers  and provided inspiration for the “Yes, Virginia” animated  special, available at the department store as a DVD and illustrated  storybook, with 10 percent of the purchase price also donated to Make-A-Wish.  

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Community Announcements 11/20
Thursday, November 21, 2013

Yard of the Month
Mrs. Alexzeni Wright, 311 Watson Street, has been awarded the Marion Chamber of Commerce Yard of the Month for November 2013. The Chamber is proud to recognize those in our community that work so diligently, and add so much to our community’s unique character. Mrs. Wright will be receiving a gift certificate from Tru Green Nursery in recognition of this honor.
Thursday, November 21, 2013


Cold weather is on the way and the City of Marion would like to lend a helping hand. We are accepting donations of new or gently worn coats and jackets which will be given to those who may be in need of something warm this winter. All sizes needed and accepted. Please take any donations to the Marion Fire Department on East Bond Street or you may drop them off at City Hall at the office of City Clerk Pam Jones by Monday, December 2ndThe holidays are upon us and the spirit of giving is alive and well in Marion! Let’s help our neighbors!  Your generosity is much appreciated!

Monday, November 18, 2013

THE POLAR EXPRESS At the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Arrives to a Whole New "North Pole"
Bryson City, NC – “It certainly has that wow factor, it took my breath away when the lights came on and I could see it all come together”, says Jamie Bradley. For the past 6 months Brandt Brooks and Jamie Bradley, who make up the GSMR special events team, have been quietly working away at Western North Carolina’s very own “North Pole”. THE POLAR EXPRESS made its debut at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in the winter of 2004. It was projected that the railroad would carry 3,000 passengers when in fact they carried 33,000. The ride’s popularity was so overwhelming that it solidified the spot as the major special event in GSMR’s yearly calendar. This 2013 season is projecting to carry over 50,000 passengers, all who will be the first to see the brand new ‘North Pole’.  After years of the set changing in design and location this year will feature new impressive structures that look like they arrived straight from the pages of Chris Van Allsburg’s book. The Polar Express, written in 1985 by Van Allsburg, tells a story of a magical train ride on Christmas Eve. The train takes a young boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus. “The Polar Express,” published by Houghton Mifflin Company, has become a contemporary holiday classic, with over 6 million copies sold worldwide.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

2nd Annual production of "SCROOGE" will be presented as a gift to our community from
Imagination Production Company, Inc., The City of Marion & The Emmalyn Davis School of Dance at C. D. Joyner Auditorium in Marion, SC. The performances will be December 12-16 and 19-22. The evening performances will begin at 7:00pm. The Sunday Matinees will begin at 2:30 pm. The doors will open for seating 30 minutes prior to the performance. There is a $5.00 suggested donation. For reservations, please call 843-423-5444.

Mullins Chamber Fall Fest- Saturday, today Nov. 9
The Greater Mullins Chamber of Commerce will be holding the Mullins Chamber Fall Fest on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Smith-Haven Park in Mullins.

Veteran's Day Parade at 11 a.m. down Main Street. Call Marion County Veteran Affairs at 423-8255.

Motorcycle Show starting at 11:30 a.m.  ($10 includes: Category Competition and Lunch)
Sponsored by Best of Both Worlds/ Pee Dee Fellowship Riders
Variety of Food- (Only $5 per box)
Sponsored by Front Street Social Club & Sodexo
Small Paws Pet Show- 2:30 p.m. Sign up at the event
(no cost to participate) Win Prizes
Live Entertainment will take the stage from 11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
If anyone is interested in promoting their business or organization, there is no cost to participate. Any items can be sold except food or drinks. To sign up call, 464-6651 or email mullinschamber@outlook.com 


Saturday, November 9, 2013

30 Days in Marion
Friday, November 8, 2013

The Empowerment Center for United Progressive Change's "Show Your Colors" Day will be on Nov. 16

The Empowerment Center for United Progressive Change’s “Show Your Colors” Day will be on Nov. 16  at Miles Recreational Center.

“Show Your Colors” 3 Miles Walk/Run at 8 a.m.

**There will be a $5 per person entry fee

Health and Wellness Fair at 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Voter IDs will be made from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

(Bring your social security card to get your ID made to fit the new voter ID rules)

These funds will go to purchase clothes for kids in need at a local school.

Any questions, call Ms. Ann Hughes at unitedprogressivechange@gmail.com

Community Announcements 11/06
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Relay for Life Kickoff Meeting
Calling all Cancer Survivors, caretakers, friends, relatives and past Relay for Life team members. We need you to be a part of our 2014 event. We are gearing up for the Biggest Birthday Celebration Marion County has ever seen in April 2014. The kickoff meeting for the Marion County Relay for Life event will be held Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 5:30pm. The meeting will be at the Marion County Medical Center, Meeting Room A.  For more information contact Debbie at 843-260-4483.

Friday, November 1, 2013

"Christmas Food Court & Market Place" Saturday December 7, 2013

HMRA/Olde Towne Marion is hosting

“Christmas Food Court & Market Place”

Saturday December 7, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013

Surviving The Season

(NAPSI)—If you are looking for ways to make the holidays more manageable,  advice from the experts may help. Here are a few tips from best-selling cookbook author David Venable.
• Decorating: It can take hours—if  not days—to decorate for the holidays. To make the most of your efforts,  start early-the weekend after Thanksgiving is ideal.
• Entertaining: Make  entertaining easy by preparing foods in advance. Select cookware that can go  from oven to table, such as the Temp-tations® Vintage Grace Baker with Wire  Rack.
• Comfort: Comfort is key when  having guests over for the holidays. Help your guests feel at home by finding  out their favorite recipe ahead of time and surprising them with the dish.
• Gifts: Fill containers with  the ingredients for one of Venable’s recipes. Add a personalized gift tag and  you’re good to go!
• Present wrapping: First, find  all your favorite holiday music. Second, mix yourself a cocktail (try Venable’s  classic holiday eggnog!). Third, make sure you’ve got paper, boxes, tape and  scissors. It’s easiest to tackle the wrapping by doing a little here and  there when you can.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Mullins Lion Club 31st annual "Run for Sight" 5K
Marion County was well represented in the awards ceremony of the Mullins Lions “Run for Sight” 5K recently with 27 winning runners. Matthew Elliott, age 28, son of Charles Elvington, former Mullins star athlete, was Overall winner with a time of 15:21. Paige Eskridge, age 14 from Marion, was Second Overall female winner with a time of 24:18 and Christie Rogers, from Marion, was female Masters winner with 27:14. Overall winners and Master winners each received a handsome Lions trophy. Age group winners received gold, silver, and bronze medals.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

State safeguards tax dollars on multiple levels
Accusations of embezzlement make headlines all too often these days. And while stealing money is not limited to the public sector – even some church administrators and little league coaches have been accused of stealing – it seems to strike a deeper nerve when it involves taxpayer dollars. Yet, from small town governments to large state agencies, the alleged theft of public funds never seems to be absent from the news for very long. Yet it’s actually a positive sign that we hear about it, because that shows that safeguards are in place to detect, investigate and prosecute insiders who would steal public funds. In fact, multiple agencies work together to provide important oversight at the state level. Each one, including the agency I direct – the S.C. Comptroller General’s Office – plays a different role. But we all work together to achieve the same goal – making state government more efficient, accountable, and ethical. As the state’s chief accountant, one of my most important responsibilities is to ensure that proper internal controls exist over public money flowing through the state’s coffers. We’re talking about lots of money, too.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Community Announcements 10/30
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sheriff Boone of Florence County offers safety tips for Halloween
Halloween is coming soon, and as usual, Florence  County Sheriff’s Office is preparing to be  out in force. Our deputies will be patrolling  neighborhoods and subdivisions to ensure that  everyone has a happy and safe evening. This is  traditionally an exciting time for children which  can be enjoyable for all. Kids dress up in creative  costumes, go out into the community at  night and get free candy. What could be better  than that? Some will carry wonderful Halloween  memories for the rest of their lives. Unfortunately,  some memories may not be as pleasant  as others, especially if common sense safety  rules are not observed. The following are some  safety tips that may make your “Trick or Treating”  more safe and enjoyable:

Stocking Stuffer Fun For The Whole Family

(NAPSI)—More and more shoppers are trying to stuff some family time  into their Christmas stockings. How? With games. They are an inexpensive gift that gives back to the  family. Gathering around the table with a fast-paced game is a perfect  prescription for happier holiday memories. Some of the best new board games  don’t even come with a board—they come with things like  action-packed dice or playful letter tiles. Today’s games are often  designed for speed of play and versatility, and have something for players of  practically all ages. Some are also made to be played on a smartphone  against others so you can stay connected and turn those holiday laughs into  ongoing fun from afar. Two of the latest are Square Shooters and Dabble.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Fascinating Facts About Humans And Animals

(NAPSI)—If yours is like most households in theUnited States,  you have at least one pet.

That’s a good thing, considering that people who understand health  care have discovered something interesting about animals—they can help  improve your health.

How Pets Help Your Health

According to Dr. Heather Douglas, DVM, St.  George’s University/School of Veterinary Medicine, ‘06, pets  can be good for you in four ways. They can decrease your:

• Blood pressure

• Cholesterol levels

• Triglyceride levels

• Feelings of loneliness.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Community Announcements 10/16
Friday, October 18, 2013

Breast cancer and its impact on my life
My name is Cynthia Ann  Miller. I was born January 14,  1967. I am the mother of five  children, Andre, Joshua,  Jameda, Courtney, Kendra  Green, and a stepson Josh.  I was born in Marion County,  South Carolina and grew up  on Evans Street. Well my  story began in 2009 when  Dr. Krishanan performed my  biopsy and the results were  positive, shortly thereafter.  The procedure that followed  was to remove 2 lymph. The  results were good, cancer  did not travel through them.  My debriefing was given by  Dr. Pay who explained Triple  Negative Stage 2 was the  type of cancer I had and I  would need to undergo 6  treatments of chemotherapy.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Saying Yes To Saving A Life

(NAPSI)—Here’s good news about health and heroism inAmerica  today: More than 10.5 million people have made the commitment to donate  marrow to a patient-a stranger-by joining the world’s largest volunteer  marrow donor registry, the Be The Match Registry.

The Challenge

Unfortunately, nearly half of those identified as a potential match for a  patient don’t go on to donate.

The reasons are many. The potential donor’s health status may have  changed, their contact information may be outdated or they may have decided  they no longer want to donate.

A study published in the medical journal Blood found that among those who  no longer want to donate, the most common reason is feeling anxious or  worried about donation.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

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