The Van Wyck News

Volume 2 Number 5 The Web – Based Newspaper of the Van Wyck Community             21 June 2010

Primary Elections  Tomorrow
    The Primary Election runoff is tomorrow, 22 June 2010. Polls will be open from 7 AM to 7 PM. Vote at the polling place where you usually vote.  If you are not already registered you cannot vote. Bring a state issued identification (drivers's license or state ID card, US passport).  Both Republicasns and Democrats have runoff primarles, which are used to settle races in which no nominee received more than 50% of the vote in the first primary election on 8 June.  Those who voted in the primary on 8 June must vote in the same primary tomorrow.  Those who did not vote in the primary on 8 June may vote in either runoff primary tomorrow, but not in both.
    I would urge everyone to vote. Voter turnout was very light in the primary on 8 June, and the established political interests took a big hit. The established political parties are retaliating by implementing a large, unpublicized get out the vote effort to recoup what they can from  the disaster on 8 June. Voter turnout is expected to be even lighter tomorrow and it would be easy to lose what we have gained. Especially if you are tired of being pushed around by established political interests, be sure to get to the polls  tomorrow and make your voice heard.

Nikki Haley
Nikki Haley, Republican Candidate for Governor
Nikki Haley Needs Your Help
    Nikki Haley, the big winner in the Republican primary on 8 June with 49% of the vote, is under attack by the established interests in her own party. The reason: she rode endorsements by Sarah Palin and numerous TEA Parties to a two to one victory over the establishment candidate, Gresham Barrett. Barrett had been persuaded to give up his seat in the US House of Representatives by the South Carolina Republican establishment with the promise of the Governor's mansion. Barrett, a product of Establishment politics not endorsed by any TEA Party, was soundly defeated in the 8 June primary, much to the embarassment of Republican party officials. The Republican Party has undertaken a large and unpublicized effort to defeat Nikki Haley in the runoff election to be held tomorrow.
    Especially if you are tired of being pushed around by  Establishment politicians, you need to get to the polls and vote for Nikki tomorrow. Don't give up what we gained on 8 June by letting the Establishment take it back.  Reform in government will be a long and ardous process, but it has begun.  Don't give it up now. Vote to make sure that your voice is heard.     


Community Bake Sale and Picnic
    The Community Development Club is sponsoring a bake sale and picnic beginning at 2 PM on Saturday 26 June 2010 at the Community Center.  This is a fundraiser for the Fall Festival to be held in September. There will be a picnic after the bake sale with live music by Trinity Bluegrass Gospel and free rides and fun for the kids. Bring your favorite bake sale item, picnic items, Grandpa, Grandma, Pa, Ma and all the young'ns. Relax under the trees and picnic to good live music while the kids have fun.
    For further information call Barb Broussard at 803-285-2755.

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Feeding the Hungry
Donations to Lancaster County food programs have fallen off recently. The recession increases the number of people facing hunger and the need for food.  The Van Wyck Press is happy to transport food to the agencies serving the needy in Lancaster.  If you have food that you would like to donate and would like us to transport it for you, let me know.

J.R. Wilt, Editor and Publisher
    Happy first day of summer.  Ordinarily I would wait until I had a few more stories before publishing a new issue of the Van Wyck News, but the bake sale is Saturday and the election is tomorrow.  The election, particularly, is extraordinarily important. Please vote.
-----J.R. Wilt    

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