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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - January 14, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina Aiken Community Playhouse red carpet premiere of 'Rabbit Hole’ tonight 12A Friday January 14,2011 Vol. 145, No. 14 Today's Weather I •> High 46° Low 20P Full forecast 16C >onr Local Source Since ======= « 8 (> 50C By SUZANNE R. STONE Staff writer Make space in the pantry and the icebox - Girl Scout cookie time is almost here. Door-to-door sales of Girl Scout cookies begin today, according to the Girl Scouts of South Carolina - Mountains to Midlands Council, and Scouts will begin weekend sales outside local retail locations on Friday, Feb. 25. Girl Scouts will be taking cookie orders through Friday, March 25. Prices remain steady this year at SI.50 per box of cookies. “The girls will be taking pre-orders through Jan. 31, and the cookies will arrive the week ot Feb. 21,” said Katie Miller of the Girl Scouts' Aiken Service Unit. “We will he at both Walmarts, f both Bi-Los, Lowe’s, Kroger and Aiken Mall on weekends starting Feb. 25." This year’s cookie choices include the classic Thin Mints, Shortbread, Thanks-A-Lot, Caramel dcLites, Peanut Butter Patties, and Peanut Butter Sandwich cookies. The newest addition to the Girl Scout Cookie lineup is Shout Outs, a Belgian-style caramel cookie. “We have had this cookie, and it’s very tasty. It’s very sweet, hut it has no high-fructose sweeteners or artificial flavors or preservatives,” Miller said. Those interested in pre-ordering cookies who don’t have a Girl Scout in their circle of friends can find one through the organization’s w ebsite, ww or by calling the Mountains to Midlands Council at (8(H)) 849-GIRL. “The cookie sales help the Girl Scouts financially. The troops get money from each box sold, and the girls in each troop decide how to use the money. The girls also individually get cookie credits which they can use for summer camp or for programs throughout the year.” Miller said. “There are five goals for the cookie sale - life skills we want the girls to learn from it: money management, business ethics, people skills, decision making and goal setting. The girls arc encouraged to set individual goals and to work together to set troop %    goals.” r Former Sen. Santorum to speak at GOP luncheon Pacer women’s basketball to be on TV ► CBS College Sports network to air Pacers basketball game Saturday at noon. 11B Raymond Garwood, Falls Church, Va. Roxie McGee, Batesburg Washington Ray Sr., Williston Patricia "Pat" Ryan Zapapas, Indianapolis, Ind. Deaths and Funerals 16A By ANNA DOLIANITIS Staff writer The Aiken Republican Club will kick off its 2011 luncheon meeting series on Monday with former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum as a featured speaker. The meeting will begin at 11 a.m. with registration and social time. Lunch ys ill be served at noon, when the speaking portion of the luncheon is expected to begin. Santorum, who has expressed an interest in pursuing the United States presidency in 2012, will be the first in a series of guests who are likely to run in the 2012 election, Aiken Republican Club President Tony Coflaro said. “We are confident that Submitted photo Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum will be the featured speaker at the Aiken Republican Club. we will have every viable Republican candidate running for the presidency come and speak at the Aiken Republican Club,” he said, Want to go? ► What? Aiken Republican Club Luncheon ► When? Monday at 11 a rn. ► Where? Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. ► Coat: Tickets are $20 for non-members, $15 for members. ► Preservations are due today by cating 648-9542 or e-maihng suecoll»nsworth@ Other speakers expected at some point this year Please see LUNCH, page 14A Submitted photo Brooke Beard of Aiken was selected to be on TLCs "Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta." Aiken bride-to-be says yes to dress on TLCs cameras By AMY BANTON Staff writer * For Brooke Beard, being plucked out of thousands of applicants to he on a cable television show was almost as surprising as when she saw “Will you many me?” come across the screen at the Monetta drive-in one summer night. Brooke Beard’s search for the perfect wedding dress will be telev ised later this year on TLC’s show “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta." “It was an awesome experience,” Beard said. “It something that won’t be lost in time; I can later show it to my kids or my fiance.” Beard, of Aiken, I was engaged on July 23 to Nathan Storey of Graniteville, and they have set a wedding date for May 14 at Christian Heritage Church. Beard is a fan of “Say Yes to the Dress,” and when she discovered the show was going to be filmed in Atlanta for its next season, the couple decided to fill out the forms and try their luck along with thousands of other applicants. After several e-mails and phone calls, Beard was surprised to find out that she was selected to be on J the show. In September, Beard spent a total of four hours with the “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta” crew who captured her finding the I dress she will wear on her “/ was not just excited about the show but also excited about trying on dresses." Brooke Beard “Say Yes to the Dress ” participant special day. Beard, her mother Debra, her younger brother Trevor and several members of her bridal party traveled to Atlanta to Bridals by Lori, where each of them had separate one-on-one interviews for the show. When actually try ing on dresses. Beard said she barely noticed that the TLC crew was there as they tried their best to make the experience as normal as possible. Beard was thrilled to be on "Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta,” but the experience of finding the perfect gown was overwhelming. “I was not just excited about the show but also excited about trying on dresses,” Beard said. “I was more nervous about that; it’s a onee-in-a lifetime thing. I’m only getting married once. I want a dress that I’m proud of.” Finally, Beard found that perfect, classy dress after try ing on four difTerent gowns. Please see DRESS, page UA Calendar SC Classifieds ID Crossword 4C Comics sc Dear Abby 4C Horoscopes 4C Markets 12A Movie Listings SC Nation/World 12A Obituaries 6A Opinions 13A Puzzles 4C Sports IB TV Listings 2C BHW3<.Q09HOOOCnPlans for 2011 WE AT THE WARRENVILLE CHURCH OE CHREST W HERI I RL III MATTERS ARE PLANNING A SERIES OF SAH RDAY SEMINARS. HERE IS A UST OF SUBJECTS TO BE STUDIED: - THE QL’MS , A STUDY OE ISLAM - THE SILENCING VR POD* A STUDY OF GOD AND I HE UIHLEIN THE DOCUMENTS OF OUR FOUNDING FATHERS - MUQU) TBiLLMl}i QI' HOB- EXPLORING THE HISTORICITY DEITY AND PERSONALITY OE CHRIST - PCT WITH DOUBT. A STUDY OF CHRISTIAN EVIDENCES - tut es the (ion at im mam limn a debate with DAN BARKER AND KYLE BUTT- THM CONSEQUENCES OF SEXUAL PmmMDL^ study OF STD, AIDS, HIV, HOMOSEXUALITY AND ABORTIONWarrenville Church of ChristNo Fancy Programs, Simply Bible Worship 4 Harrison Road • Warrenville, SC I 803-663-7699    3Sunday 10 AM Bible Study 11 AM Worship Service Wednesday 7 PM Bible Study Pre-order your cookies Door-to-door Girl Scout sales begin today ;