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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - March 28, 2015, Aiken, South CarolinaVol. 149, no. 87 Aiken . 75? saturday March 28, 2015 Calendar .5c classifieds. 1d crossword .4c comics .3c dear Abby .4c Horoscope .4c living on the go .1c lottery. 3a movies .5c sports. 1b mostly sunny. High 55. Low 31. Complete 5-Day forecast 6c general offices .803-648-2311 newsroom .803-644-2401 Index Contact us Carl Furillo polite jr., North Augusta Linda Darlene Ergle Odom Graniteville Robert b. Greer North Augusta deaths and funerals 6a area deaths weather inside the easter Story get your Hunt on see a full list of easter egg Hunts 5a y o u r l o c a l n e w s s o u r c e s i n c e 1 8 6 7 by Amy Banton Texas sen. Ted Cruz who recently announced that hers running for president in 2016, will be in Aiken in april. Cruz will speak at the next Aiken re publican club meeting april 4. Cruz launched his presidential bid monday at Liberty University a Chris Tian institution in Lynchburg Virginia. Just think about this for a moment he announces his run for president on March 23, and on april 4 is coming to speak to the Aiken Republican club said club president Tony Coffaro or. This Speaks volumes about our club and the importance of South Carolina and Aiken county for All Republican candidates seeking the presidency. The former Texas solicitor general was elected to the Senate in 2012. Cruz has received criticism from other republicans throughout his career but has gained the attention of Tea party activists after playing a major role in the Gopas push to shut Down the government in attempts to Block funds for president Barack of amass health care Law. Cruz also has promised to abolish the internal Revenue service and Nix the education department. If elected Cruz would be the nations first hispanic president. Cruz was born in Canada but two Law yers who have represented presidents from both parties at the supreme court recently stated that they believe he meets the constitutional Standard to run. Coffaro said the club has plans to bring some other big political names to Aiken. In the weeks and months ahead you will see a lot of these candidates at the Aiken Republican club giving our members and nonmembers the Opportunity to see them listen to their plan for America and get their questions answered Coffaro said. Cruz will speak at Newberry Hall 117 Newberry St. S.w., on april 4. Social time and registration is from 2 15 to 3 30 . A Light fare soft drinks and a Cash bar will be available. The Cost for members is $17, and $22 for nonmembers. Coffaro said that open seats for this event Are going fast. Reservations Are required and must be made by noon april 3. To make a reservation email Nancy Boykin at arc29803@atlanticbb.net or Call 803-642-9668. Cancellations must be made by 4 . April 2. Payment is expected for failure to cancel a reservation by deadline. The associated press contributed to this report. Amy Banton is the digital news Edi Tor for the Aiken Standard. Sen. Cruz to visit Aiken Aiken Republican club will Host possible presidential candidate in april Cruz a new landmark rises above the Valley local news 7a local woman makes necklaces to fight aids local news 2a inside today by Larry Wood h Eavy Gray Clouds and rain gave Way to peeks of Bright Sunshine that lit budding Spring leaves on the Trees around the show ring a Brilliant Green Friday morning for the opening Day of the Aiken horse show. More than 100 riders and horses Are expected to compete in the popular three Day event which continues today and sunday in the heart of Hitchcock Woods. Established in 1916 by mrs. Thomas Hitchcock one of the founders of Aikens Winter Colony the annual Competition is just one year shy of its Centennial and is the Hitchcock Woods foundations signature event. There is no doubt that the set Ting makes this show so special said Gail King who shares the show director duties with Dana Massey. You re in the Middle of the Hitchcock Woods. Horse shows opening a Success staff photo by Cindy Kubovic More than 100 riders and horses Are expected to compete in the 99th annual Aiken horse show at the horse show ring in Hitchcock Woods. The event which benefits the Hitchcock Woods foundation began Friday and continues today and sunday at 9 . Please see Woods Page 12a by Teddy Kulmala local Law enforcement agencies Are urging residents to beware of phone scams in which victims Are instructed to pay Money to either collect a Cash prize or to Clear up a criminal or financial matter. The Aiken department of Public safety had four reports in the last week of people being contacted by someone asking for Money. In one a 73-year-old Man re turned a voice mail instructing him to Call the suspect Back re Garding an irs Issue according to an incident report. He returned the Call and was transferred to a Contact officer who asked about the mans irs situation and warned him of possible criminal action. The Man said that when he tried asking the suspect questions the suspect had trouble coming up with valid reasons and then Hung up. Another resident a 76-year-old woman told officers the suspect called and told her she won $2.5 million and a new car in a sweep stakes and that she needed to Send the sweepstakes a Check for $988 to collect it police said. Police warning residents of phone scams patrons enjoy the Woods blooms and Competition if it seems to Good to be True it probably is. Somebody yes not just going to Call you up and give you a million dollars. It. Karl Odenthal spokesman for Aiken Public safety please see scam Page 12a online Check out the photo gallery from this event at as09-1301419

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