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Yesteryear - Aug. 8, 2012

21 YEARS AGO -- Aug. 5-9, 1971

Posted: August 7, 2012 5:33 p.m.
Updated: August 8, 2012 5:00 a.m.

Photo cutline -- Bethune defenders bring down a Buford receiver in action from last year’s Shrine Club Football Jamboree. The Wildcats will kick the evening off this year when they face North Central in the annual event.

Photo cutline -- A helping hand -- Kate Peacock, a fifth-grader at the Montessori Learning Center, lends a helping hand to Burke Baxley, a 3-year-old, as he discovers skating during the afternoon program at MLC. The center offers mixed classes and ages so the children can help and be helped by one another.

Photo cutline -- In support of Rotary -- Perry Collins, manager of personnel, safety and community affairs at MTM Hardwicke Chemical Co., presents West Wateree Rotary Club Treasurer John Baird with a $300 check. The money is for the Rotary Club’s development of a brochure for the club.

Photo cutline -- Lugoff-Elgin High School Principal Willie Mickle and Lugoff-Elgin Middle School Principal Larry Patrick check out their inner tubes in preparation for the ninth annual Wateree River Rat Regatta Saturday.

Photo cutline -- Children from the Lugoff area learned to make Orange Julius at a recent nutrition day camp organized by Clemson Extension and funded with help from the Associated Charities of Camden. Those making the frothy treats were Tammy Wood, Valerie Wood, Clemson Extension Instructor Flora Thompson, Jeremy Qualls and Clemson Extension Instructor Lenora Taylor.

Photo cutline -- The pause that refreshes -- Camden High School head football coach Billy Ammons sprays Britt Grooms down with a shower of water during a break from Monday afternoon’s practice at Zemp Stadium. Rick Reynolds found the water cooler to his liking as temperatures soared into the 90s. The Bulldogs open defense of their 3A state title on Aug. 30 in a road game against 4A state champion Sumter.

Photo cutline -- In appreciation -- Camden Mayor James Anderson recently presented Kathryn W. Baxley with a certificate of appreciation for her service as director of the Kershaw County Department of Social Services. Baxley retired from DSS June 30 after 30 years of service with the agency.

Photo cutline -- Members of the Lugoff-Elgin Chapter of SADD prepare a float for Saturday’s River Rat Regatta. The students met Wednesday to put finishing touches on the SADD entry, while some of their classmates worked diligently on a raft which celebrates the Kershaw County Bicentennial. The students are Michelle Gilchrist, Mary Beth Foster, Amy Pelfrey and Thom Henson.

Photo cutline -- Camden Firefighter Wilfred Stubbs, who was recently recognized for completing 6,500 hours of training with the South Carolina Fire Academy in Columbia, breathes fresh air after taking a group of fire explorers in the academy’s smoke building.

Photo cutline -- In the news -- C-I staff writer Randy Basinger, who was the first reporter on the scene with rescue workers at the July 31 Amtrak derailment in Lugoff, was interviewed at the site Monday by WOLO-TV 25 reporter Julie Jordan. The segment ran during the station’s “6 o’clock Report” Monday.

Photo cutline -- Building for the future -- Five-year-old Neal Player, son of Randy and Paulette Hancock of Camden, is ready to shovel dirt next to his grandmother, Doris Hancock. They are members of Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, which recently celebrated the groundbreaking of its Family Life Center.

Photo cutline -- As the judges converse, Sunshine 4-H Club members Jamye Newman and Tonya Kelley practice their barbecuing skills for Monday’s Midlands District 4-H competitions to be hosted by Kershaw County.

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