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Yesteryear - April 3, 2013

28 YEARS AGO -- April 1-5, 1985

Posted: April 2, 2013 4:56 p.m.
Updated: April 3, 2013 5:00 a.m.

Computers can help students make the grade

Question: Who says being tutored can’t be fun?

Answer: The Academic Booster Club of Camden High School.

Reason: Computers.

Now, if supporters of the booster club can just convince the high school students of that fact, then the newly created Academic Booster Clinic which gets underway Tuesday will be a success.

"We know we aren’t going to be deluged with students," says Anne Burger, a booster club parent. But she says that if the booster club can get just a handful of students to utilize the clinic and see some positive results from working with the school’s computers, then the idea will catch on.

…By using computers, Mrs. Burger says the tutoring can not only be interesting, but fun.

Computer programs will be used to help students in almost any subject area where they might be experiencing trouble, says Jean Redfearn, Camden High School math teacher and coordinator of the clinic.

"We have software for just about anything because the school district is a member of a consortium," she says. "All a student has to do is show up and tell us where he is having problems, and we’ll get a program to help him."

…She says, "Sometimes all the student needs is a little bit of encouragement to help them master a certain skill, and the computer programs are designed to respond in that manner."

Not only is the booster club looking for support from teachers and students, but they also hope parents will get involved…

Camden Tree Foundation announces board members


Four new members have recently joined the board of the Camden Tree Foundation. They are F. Parker Young, co-chairman; C. C. Canada; F. Reid Buckley; and Bratton deLoach.

Former members, who are remaining on the board, are Mrs. Vern A. Ketchem, co-chairman; Mrs. Ralph W. Emerson, secretary-treasurer; Mrs. Howard H. Lamar publicity chairman; Mrs. Frederick Iselin; Mrs. McKee Boykin; Mrs. James Shaw; and Ken DuBose.

…The group’s most recent plantings have been the addition of Bradford pears and crepe myrtle trees at Dusty Bend. The planted areas include the triangle between U.S. 521 and S.C. 97 and the strip nearest U.S. 521 at the Camden Plaza. Large maples were also planted at Kirkwood Park in the Dusty Bend area.

…A number of recent memorial gifts to the foundation have helped to make more plantings possible, and members of the group encourage citizens to make contributions in memory of loved ones and to commemorate birthdays, weddings and anniversaries.

"It’s a good way to remember loved ones," says Mrs. Lamar.

…The foundation purchases and arranges for plantings, and the City of Camden maintains them.

"It not only beautifies, but it aids the balance of the environment," says Mrs. Lamar.

Sunrise service planned at lake


An Easter sunrise service will be held at 6:30 a.m. Sunday at Deal’s Marina. A light breakfast of coffee and doughnuts will be served after the worship service. Those planning to attend are reminded to dress warmly and to bring lawn chairs.

A bridal shower and a cookout in honor of the Rev. Gene Rollins and his fiancée, Linda Bagwell, will be given at 5 p.m. Saturday at the home of Mrs. Carl Branham and Mrs. Janet Sims on Lake Wateree. Members of Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church are invited.

The couple will be married at 4 p.m. Easter Sunday. A reception will be held in the fellowship hall of the church…


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