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Yesteryear - July 6, 2012

30 YEARS AGO -- July 1-6, 1982

Posted: July 3, 2012 3:51 p.m.
Updated: July 4, 2012 5:00 a.m.

Photo cutline -- Careful construction -- All good engineers must take great care in their construction plans. That’s why Benji McKay and Jimmy Biggins are putting each building block in place with utmost caution. They were just a few of the children busy at the YMCA day care center earlier this week.

Photo cutline -- Storytime is quiet time during the day’s activities at the Summer investment Program, currently being held at Boylan-Havan-Mather Academy. Rene Hicks reads to Joe Hughes, Sandra Hughes, Pam Smith, Kitwana Shani and Crystal Boswell.

Photo cutline -- Bringing it home -- Optimist’s Scott Robinson hurls a pitch toward home plate again the Lions in Wednesday night’s PONY League action. Optimist defeated the Lions 5-4 to set up a one-game playoff for the league championship Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Photo cutline -- Rev. Harry Lawhon looks over a 1635 edition of the Book of Common Prayer which was used at Grace Episcopal Church before it became affiliated with Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States in 1832, 150 years ago. The book will be used in the celebration on Sunday.

Photo cutline -- Jimmie Mayer, a member of the Belk American Legion post, talks about the American Legion’s collection of photographs of Kershaw County residents who have died during wars in the 20th century.

Photo cutline -- Festival occasion -- Lise Swensson, director of the Fine Arts Center, and Camden artist, Betty Lou McMahan Williams, are obviously having fun and a laugh or two at the opening reception of an exhibit of Mrs. Williams’ work at the FAC on Wednesday evening. The artist’s painting will remain on view at the FAC until July 28. Chief Warrant Officer Charles Pruitt, bandmaster of the 246th Army Band of the South Carolina National Guard, conducts the band in the concert held later the same evening on the grounds at the FAC. Nell Marshall is among the many Camdenites who gathered to hear the concert. Lisa Cole has found a comfortable spot for listening to the band concert.

Photo cutline -- Philip Taylor winds up for a delivery in Thursday night’s 6-0 Camden win over Winnsboro. Taylor scattered five hits while striking out nine batters in recording the shutout.

Photo cutline -- Susan Campbell, Miss Camden 1982, begins the hectic task of packing her things for a week’s stay at the Miss South Carolina pageant in Greenville. She left this morning for the festivities which will culminate hours and hours of endless preparation for her chance at the crown.

Photo cutline -- Randy Jordan, Jordan Construction Company, discusses progress with Skip Achuff and Stephanie Tate, owners of Tri-Color Horse Shows Inc.

Photo cutline -- Margie Jackson puts the finishing touches on one of her watercolors under the watchful eye of her art instructor, Raye Touloukian. Mrs. Jackson began painting four years ago. Some of her work is now on exhibit at C&S Bank downtown.

Photo cutline -- Rosena Levy looks over the inventory at the Salvation Army Thrift Shop on Rutledge Street. She says that difficult economic times are forcing more and more people to shop there.

Photo cutline -- Cheering them on -- Angela Hornsby gives Beth Ray plenty of support, as the Lugoff-Elgin Middle School cheerleaders made final preparations last week for the Presbyterian College Cheerleading Camp, being held this week in Clinton. Pam Qualis puts the finishing touches on some banner the girls will use at the camp, which is sponsored by the International Cheerleading Foundation.

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