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"Play On!" plays on at Tater Patch theater

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Cathy Simmons gives direction to her cast during a rehearsal of Murder Most Foul.
L-R: Chris Kirkland,  Dezerea Brown, Simmons and Steve Lewis.

By Pat Jewell
Publicist
Tater Patch Players
     Calling all theater goers and thespians! Play On! is for you and your family, friends and neighbors. Come and enjoy this play about a play and laugh at the problems, situations and frustrations faced by a troupe as it prepares for a show.   

Former Marine riding cross-country for wounded veterans

“Veterans deserve someone to make outrageous goals for them,” said rider

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     Veteran Matt Littrell (left) and friend Raymond Avery (right) take a break at the overlook on Burnt Mountain before continuing their 2,700 mile trip across country on horseback to raise money for the Semper Fi Fund.

     It was just a year-and-a-half ago that veteran Matt Littrell was staring at a pistol, thinking of taking his own life.
    But unlike the 22 veterans who commit suicide every day, with only 22 states reporting, Littrell didn’t follow through.

Classical guitar kicks of Summer Sounds series

    From country to Motown, series will keep the fun in summer

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     Sharptop Arts Association is happy to announce a new musical series, with performers to include a wide-range of genres to keep those toes tapping all summer long. 
    Kicking of the Summer Sounds series is classical guitarist Jeff Bianchi, who is back by popular demand. Bianchi performed to a standing-room-only crowd at the Sharptop gallery last year and is thrilled to be back.

Extra dough for ACES kids

aces-bread    Holding loaves of bread at Madeline’s Café - Sandra Wright, director of ACES; Gerard Monte of Madeline’s; Jennie Hobson, ACES volunteer; Betty Jean Thompson, ACES nutritionist and head of the bread-production; Hector Rosano of Madeline’s; Bernadette Macarthur, ACES assistant director.   

     In an innovative partnership, the ACES emergency shelter kids will make bread under the supervision of their nutritionist, using some ingredients from a garden planted by the local Master Gardeners and equipment bought by a volunteer. The bread is then sold at Madeline’s Café.

Waterpark questions answered

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By Gerry Nechvatal, Pickens Economic Developer

[The following is an updated version of a report delivered in May by Economic Developer Gerry Nechvatal to the Chamber of Commerce Board].
     The visit by the Port Royal Development Team sparked a great deal of interest as evidenced by the tremendous turnout at the Chamber of Commerce membership breakfast in May, and although the response has been very positive, there have been some valid questions and legitimate concerns which I would like to address.

For comments from the economic developer pick up a print copy or follow the link to our e-edition.