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Yesteryear -- Oct. 27, 2010

Posted: October 26, 2010 3:11 p.m.
Updated: October 27, 2010 5:00 a.m.

  39 YEARS AGO -- Oct. 25-29, 1971

Photo cutline -- Receiving Letters of Commendation for high performance on the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test are Camden High School students Diane C. Henderson, William L. (Dubby) Jackson, and William McCreight.

Photo cutline -- Punt-Pass-Kick Winners -- 18 young athletes won trophies in the local Punt-Pass-Kick contest sponsored by Redfearn Ford Company of Camden. Winners are Francis E. Pfohl, Jr.; Beckwith H. Carlos, Dwayne Sutton, Jerome Cooke, George Little, Richard C. Tiller, Randy Price, Kenneth M. Williams, Kenneth Potter, Dennis Reeder, Danny Pharr, Craig Massey, Danny Baxley, Dewayne Chivers, Tom Little, Steven Edwards. Absent was Steven McDaniel.

Photo cutline -- Still Climbing -- Mrs. Cecil Price points to the United Fund torch which was painted Tuesday to show that approximately 60 percent of this year’s goal of $73,135 has been reached. But the final 40 percent will be the hardest to raise and Campaign Chairman Jack Shields urges all Kershaw Countians to give financial support to the Fund so that the many participating local agencies can carry out their vital programs without cutbacks.

Photo cutline -- Proclamation -- Camden Mayor Austin Sheheen presents a proclamation setting aside Saturday as ‘Midland Center Day’ in Camden to Jim Pruitt, chairman of the special project for the Camden Jaycees, while Jaycee President Ron Michaud looks on.

Photo cutline -- Twenty-one of the 25 past presidents of the Camden Teachers’ Council were honored by the Kershaw County Teachers’ Council at a meeting at the American Legion Home Oct. 19. Past presidents are Cissy K. Baldwin, Louise Boykin, Mildred Team, Rachel McGrew, Ruth Edwards, Gladys Schreiber, Rekah Francis, Olive Mackey, Maudine Jackson, and Willie T. Cox. Standing Alan Goud, Willie H. Beckham, Ruth Baird, W. L. Jackson, Mary Jane Gettys, Neva S. Montgomery, Mary Susan Guy, Nancy Boykin, Betty Sue Webber, and Virginia Kludt.

Photo  cutline -- Farm Bureau Queen -- Miss Fran Hall was crowned Kershaw County Farm Bureau Queen in the annual contest held last night at Baron DeKalb School. First runner-up was Miss Catherine Marsh, and second runner-up was Miss Diane Bass. Miss Hall will represent the county in the State Farm Bureau Contest at Myrtle Beach next month.

Photo cutline -- Blaney Open House -- Mrs. Emma Shockely, kindergarten teacher; B. E. Livingston, principal of the Blaney School; and Powell Kirkland, chairman of the Advisory Committee for the Blaney Elementary School chat during Open House meeting.

Photo cutline -- Fathers Honored -- “My Heart Belongs to Daddy” was the theme of some 200 Converse College freshmen as they each hosted their dads for Freshman Fathers Weekend Friday through Sunday (Oct. 22-24). The weekend, a highlight for the first year college students, provides fathers an experience in dormitory living. A buffet dinner in the college dining room with a holiday atmosphere, a skit performed by the freshman for their fathers Saturday evening and a campus wide church service Sunday morning were some of the activities enjoyed. Attending from Kershaw County were William T. Miller and daughter Beth, of Camden, and Robert A. Cochran with his daughter Marjorie Beth of Elgin. Both girls are freshmen at Converse.

Photo cutline -- Aviation Ground School -- One of the many and varied night classes offered at the Kershaw County Vocational Center is the pilot ground school class. Instructor Marvin O’Neal is shown here with his class.

Photo cutline -- Beaming with delight, Mrs. James turns to proudly show “her” audience the silver tray she won for being selected as Camden’s Career Woman of the Year.

Photo cutline -- Operation Belong -- Captain Joel T. Cassidy, executive officer of the Camden National Guard Unit, together with Sgt. 1st Class Clyde Wallace, look over literature they received when they attended a National Guard recruiting school at McEntire Air National Guard Base near Columbia this past weekend. In the coming months, Capt. Cassidy and SFC Wallace will be telling the National Guard story to eligible young men in Camden and Kershaw County. The S.C. National Guard is embarking on an intensive statewide retention and recruiting campaign and every effort is being made for units to achieve and maintain 100 percent strength in their hometown units.

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