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Yesteryear - Sept. 26, 2012

25 YEARS AGO -- Sept. 24-28, 1987

Posted: September 25, 2012 12:21 p.m.
Updated: September 26, 2012 5:00 a.m.

School officials outline goals for 1987-88 to board

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees was presented Tuesday with the objectives for the 1987-88 school year as set forth by the school district administration.

The mission statement, School Superintendent Bob Falls told board members, summarizes the administration’s stand on the purpose of public education in Kershaw County: “The School District of Kershaw County, by providing the best possible resources, instruction, curriculum and personnel, will establish an atmosphere where each student can learn to his optimum level. We will successfully teach all children whose school is entrusted to us.”

….Falls said he felt the goals are realistic and the district is committed to striving to achieve them. “I feel we can far exceed the standards we have set. We have outstanding employees … teachers, principals and district staff,” he said. “But these are the standards we have set for this year. There is still the need for long-term goals and objectives.”

The board expressed its support of the objectives for 1987-88. Trustee James DeBruhl said the goals provided board members with something specific to look for in the coming year, “something concrete we can sink our teeth into.”

Camden district forester helps to fight fires in Northern California

Tim Tabak, with the Camden district of the S.C. Forestry Commission, got a chance for hard work and high excitement recently when he was called upon to help fight a series of widespread fires in California.

As a state agency, the commission has an agreement with the U.S. Forestry Service for short-term volunteer crews around the country in the event of fires requiring extra help.

That emergency came recently in dry, dusty California, which was hit by as many as 600 fires in the past few weeks. This was, as Tabak reports, “as close to an emergency as you could get.”

Horsin’ around

When a youngster joins the Kershaw County 4-H Horse Club, he doesn’t have to have a horse. But what he does need is an active interest in learning about horses.

A 4-H Horse Club member learns to care and groom a horse, learns the proper feeding habits, learns to ride, learns about horse shows and races … and he still doesn’t have to have a horse of his own. He does have the opportunity to be around horses he might not otherwise have access to and discover that there are plenty of projects that can be done without a horse.

An interest in equine learning, said Rick Wilson, Clemson Extension Service agent/4-H Horse Club advisor, is one of the main requirements for joining the 4-H Horse Club.

“You don’t have to have a horse or live on a farm. You just have to have an interest,” he explained. “There’s a lot more to a horse than having one. In the 4-H Horse Club, we don’t just ride horses; we learn about horses through educational programs.”

Shag time…

Its’ the state dance, and devotees think the shag is nothing less than state of the art when it comes to fancy footwork and smooth moves.

Pam Phil Jackson of Camden are among those avid shaggers who have recently joined the newly formed Camden-Lugoff Area Shag Society. Their love of shagging goes back to the their high school days.

“That’s all we did,” says Mrs. Jackson. “I never learned anything else,” says Jackson.

….The Jacksons, with Karen and Jimmy Carter, are co-presidents of the Camden-Lugoff Area Shag Society, which was officially organized Aug. 31. Other officers are Sallie Sullivan, secretary; Judie Shiver, treasurer; and Cathy Moakler, publicity director.

Among the members are longtime shaggers like Joe Redfearn and Mrs. Monkler. In 1965, Mrs. Moakler, the former Cathy Pullum, and Sammy Small were named the best shaggers of the year.

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