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Yesteryear - Aug. 28, 2013

27 YEARS AGO -- Aug. 25-29, 1986

Posted: August 27, 2013 11:56 a.m.
Updated: August 28, 2013 5:00 a.m.

A learning experience

Teachers say first graders have ‘so much love’ handle school OK

First-day jitters were not the norm in Kershaw County elementary schools Thursday morning.  Most first-graders denied being nervous, though some did admit they were a little anxious about new teachers, buildings and friends.

“I was nervous because I’ve only been in kindergarten,” Becky Graham, a first-grader at Camden Primary, confided.  “But it’s fun.  You learn lots of things and get to go outside and play.”

Emily Aycock, though, said she’d never had any fears about starting school because she’s “smart enough and ready for second grade.”  But her greatest worry is having too much homework.  “I’ve never done homework before,” she said.

Two Camden Primary teachers, Gil West and Margaret Goodrich, agreed most of their students seemed eager to settle right down.  “Things are running smoothly,” Mrs. West said as she kept a close eye on her class on the playground.

…”First-graders have so much love,” Mrs. Goodrich said.  “They look up to us teachers as the next best thing to Mom” while they’re at school…

Scott Addis earns Eagle Scout award

Scott Addis of Boy Scout Troup 238 in Camden has earned the Eagle Scout Award.

Addis, 14 is the son of Les and Mary Lee Addis of Camden.  He was presented the award Aug. 12 by Scoutmaster Ray Amyette.

The Eagle Scout project selected by Addis was to help beautify the YMCA Aquatic Center and the two-mile stretch from Battleship Road to Carter Street…

West Foundation establishes Mattie West scholarship at Presbyterian

A scholarship at Presbyterian College in honor of the late Mrs. Mattie R. West has been established by the West Foundation according to an announcement by Col. S. J. West, chairman.

The scholarship is to be $1,000 annually, with preference being given first to members of Bethesda Presbyterian Church of Camden, and secondly to residents of Kershaw County.  Factors in the selection will be need and ability.

…The late Mrs. West, mother of Col. West and former Governor John C. West, was a teacher in the Kershaw County schools and a faithful member of Bethesda Church for more than 50 years prior to her death in 1973.  “We are pleased to provide this memorial to a person who meant so much to the church and the community as well as to our family,” said Col. West in announcing the scholarship…

Peter Reckell concert tickets still on sale

Tickets are still available for Peter Reckell’s Sept. 21 performance at Rhame Arena in Camden.

Reckell, who plays heartthrob “Bo Brady” on NBC’s popular soap opera “Days of Our Lives,” will perform 2:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at Rhame Arena in a benefit for the Lugoff-Elgin High School yearbook “Kaleidoscope” and the Peter Reckell Journalism Scholarship, a perpetual endowment which pays the final semester’s tuition in college for an L-E graduate majoring in journalism or communications…

FAC selects new artist-in-residence to direct for CCT

Larry Andrew Hembree, a 26-year-old Greenwood native with a long list of credits in academic, professional and community theater, has been selected as the Fine Arts Center’s 1986-87 artist-in-residence.

Hembree will take over the direction of all but one of the Camden Community Theater’s productions during the 1986-87 season.

The CCT has scheduled a five-play season, including two productions featuring Kershaw County young people.

…All the plays, with the exception of “Mass Appeal,” will be directed by the FAC’s community artist-in-residence, Larry Hembree.  FAC executive director Aubrey Bowie, who has extensive experience acting and directing in community theater, will handle the directing chore for “Mass Appeal.”

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