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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - May 6, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina                                 The actress who played Elly May Clamper on the hit television series “The Bev- •    ACP will hold the final Black Box Coffee House  erly Hillbillies" is suing toy manufacturer Mattel Inc. | IC    j    for the 2010-11 season on May 13. | IC  Todays Weather  ^ s 78°  >48°  Full forecast 112C  Vol. 145, No. 126    Your    Local    Son    ret 1     Since    I    SCT    ^    WWW.aikenStandard.CQm            '    ......................  This weekend is full of family-fun events and we don’t want you to miss a thing. Here’s a roundup of events going on today through Sunday. Don’t see your event on the list? Email it to editorials aikenstandard.com, or join our event page on Facebook by searching AllAboutAiken.  Today.  Event: 27th Annual Lobster Race Time: 6 to ll p.m. location: Newberry Street in downtown Aiken The Lobster Races vs ill be broadcast live on ASTV, Atlantic Broadband channel 95 beginning at 7 p.m.  Event: Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Kick-off Street Dance Time: 8 to 11 p.m. Location: Downtown Johnston in the municipal parking lot  Event: Midland Valley Area Chamber of C ommerce Annual Banquet Time: 7 p m.  Evocation: Bobby’s Bar-B-Q banquet room  Saturday:  Event: Aiken Slam Jam Skate contest Time: IO a.m. until about I p.m.  Evocation: Aiken Skate Park, located behind the EE. Odell Weeks Activ Hies Center  Event: The Social Scene’s People’s Choice Awards Time: 7 p.m.  Evocation: USC Aiken Convocation Center  Event: Johnston Peach Blossom Festival  Howard Garfield Goode,  North Augusta  Margie Kneece,  Batesburg  Marietta T. Stokes,  Salley  Nadine Harris,  Ridge Spring  Olin Thomas "Tom"  Corbett, Salley Susie Bell Nickerson,  Augusta  Tony Edward Young,  Aiken  William N. Douglas,  Williston  Deaths and Funerals I BA  Busy Weekend  Lobster Races, skate jam among activities  By ASHLEEY WILLIAMSON  Staff writer  Calendar    3C  Classifieds    ID  Crossword    9C  Comics    8C     Dear Abby    9C      Horoscopes    9C      Markets    4B     Movie Listings    3C  Obituaries    6A     Opinions    ISA      Puzzles    9C     Sports    1B  TV Listings    2C  3 4 009” 0000 1**9  Graduation gift ideas that'll rock their world.  New MacBook Pro, iPad 2, iMacs, MacBook Air, iPod Touch and much more. Come see why everyone loves shopping at PeachMac.  c  h rvt 3i /■*    Washington    Rd    across    from    Club    Car  P *2 Cl Cf I IT lav    706.922.9020 • peachmaccom  ipads • macs • ipods * software * service  USCA graduates its class of 2011  Scholarships in Matthew Dillon’s honor awarded  By HALEY HUGHES  Staff writer  Six local high school seniors have each been aw arded $ 1,000 through the  ; Cpl. Matthew Dillon Scholarship Isogram.  The students were recognized Thursday arni at  a ceremony hosted by the James L. Hammons Marine Corps League Detachment 939. The recipients are Deidro Brown of Wagener-Salley High School, Jenmier Jones of Silver Bluff High School, Joshua Hamer of Midland  Pleats tee DILLON, page 16A  fit Apple Specialist  For complete list of weekend events see pages 10A, 11A  Time: 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Location: Calhoun Street in downtown Johnston  Event: Mead Hall Episcopal School’s Annual Strawberry Festival  l ime: IO a.m. until 2 p.m.  Evocation: Bake and Book sales in Mead Hall Gym, activities and entertainment on (ireenv die Street between Richland and Hayne avenues  Event: Family Y of Aiken’* Trolley Run IGK  lime: 8 a.m.  Evocation: Trolley Run Station subdivision. Robert M. Bell Parkway  Event: Inaugural Aiken Relay for Life Idol Contest Time: 7 to IO p.m. Evocation: Mi Rancho on Richland Ave.  Event: “Family Earth and Sky Night” lime: 7 to 11 p.m. Evocation: Ruth Patrick  Science Center  Event: Polo and Thoroughbred Race Time: 3 p.m., gates open at 2 p.m.  Location: New Bndge Polo Club  Event: Herb Faire Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Evocation: 3250 Charlestoi Highway  Event: (iii Sullivan in concert w uh Aiken Youth Orchestra Time: 7 p.m., doors open at 6:15 p.m.  Evocation: Aiken Center for the Arts  SRS future topic of meeting  By ANNA OOLIANITIS  Staff writer  The cleanup mission at the Sa\ annuli River Site -slated to be at 75 percent completion by September 2012 - does not make SRS a closure site but rather paves tlu; way for necessary national security and nuclear energy missions in the future, DOE-Savannah River Operations Manager Dr. Dave Moody said Thursday evening.  Moody, the speaker at a dinner jointly organized by Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness and the local chapter of the Ameri  can Nuclear Society, laid out a recently released vision for the future, known as Enterprise SRS.  “All of the (footprint reduction) is so that w e can reuse a lot of our facilities and reengage the people for the future of the site,” Moody said. “We are reducing the footprint to increase our opportunities.” The focus of SRS’ future vision, Moody said, is clean energy, environmental stewardship and national security.  Site leaders have composed a team, known as the Interpose SRS core team, to assess the site’s current capabilities and propose business objectives that would allow SRS to extend its impact in the three specified areas.  Among the most significant components of the Enterprise SRS \ ision is a commitment to run the site like a business and coactively seek new missions at SRS, as the current scope declines over time, according to the draft of Enterprise SRS.  Please see OHTA, page 16A  Staff photo by Rob Novi!  Roosevelt Shuler, a USC Aiken graduate, gets a hug from his cousin, Shanea Jenkins.  Alton Standard file photos Hunter Gtarhard enjoys the Mead Hall Strawberry Festival.  Abby Meadows enjoys an evening at the Lobster Races.  By ROB NOVIT  Senior writer  Manny Millarc joined mort* than 330 seniors in cap and gown for the USC Aiken graduation Ihursday night.  As he waited for the ceremony to begin, he cheerfully acknow ledged, “It’s been a miler coaster ride, to say the least.”  A packed USCA Convocation Center of family members and friends cheered the record number of graduates. Ken Wingate, chairman of the Commission on Higher Education, was the guest speaker.  In a July 2007 newspaper inters icw, Millare said his mother had conned hun the year before, signing him up for the university’s new First Face program. The program  Complete list of grads on 4A  was intended help some freshmen come in early to ease the transition from high school to college. The students took introductory courses in English or math that summer.  “I really warmed up to it,” said Millare in 2007. “I met all the other kids, and, as you went through the program, you saw a whole bigger picture, (jet to know your teachers and if you’re hav mg problems, they will give you advice. They will know you not by numbers but by name.”  As a sophomore, Millare was back in 2007 to welcome new PACE students to the campus.  PIMM tee USCA, page 16A  Staff photo by Haley Hughes  Deidre Brown, Jennifer Jones, Joshua Hamer, DJ. Slack, Rebecca McManus and Vanda Johnson were awarded $1,000 through the Cpl. Matthew Dillon Scholarship Fund.  Austin Croft goes sky high during the Skate Jam Competition.  v  I   

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