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Yesteryear - Jan. 1, 2014

25 YEARS AGO -- Jan. 2-5, 1989

Posted: December 31, 2013 7:26 a.m.
Updated: January 1, 2014 5:00 a.m.

Cooperative ministry has helped many since opening

The Christian Community Ministries has provided assistance to 200 Kershaw County residents in need since opening its door in early October.

If it was help needed for food or rent, counseling, referral to another service agency, or just a friendly ear for listening, the Christian Community Ministries has lived up to its objective … to provide a Christian-oriented resource program to local persons in need of human, material and financial help.

In the three months since the program became operative, 150 vouchers for food, clothing, rent, utilities, medicine or other needs have been issued totaling about $5,000 according to Jake Watson, chairman of the executive committee.  About 50 other people have received guidance in seeking assistance from the appropriate government or charitable agency….

Camden firefighter honored for service

After 28 years as a firefighter, H.S. Glover has more than his share of scars to show for his fire fighting service to Camden.

After joining the Camden Fire Department in 1960, he’s still on the job waiting for another alarm to sound.  And he waits to put his life on the line, if necessary, to save the life of another, as he has in years past.

And for those 28 years of service -- including some serious injuries – Glover was honored recently with the presentation of the J.T. Haynes Sr. Memorial Award for the first time.

The award was created in honor of the firefighter who died in the line of duty at the Speaks Oil Co. fire in 1955.  The recipient of the award must be nominated by a fellow firefighter and recommended by a committee.

After two years on the job, Glover was injured at the Mulberry Plantation fire and received second and third degree burns on his head, arms and legs.  But after spending some time in the hospital and a few months at home recovering, he returned to the Camden Fire Department.

He responded to hundreds of calls before the alarm came from the Pontiac-Oldsmobile dealership in Lugoff.

While attempting to ventilate the building from the roof, it caved in.  Glover fell 25 feet and suffered fractures of his right shoulder blade, right forearm and pelvis, in addition to lacerations of his face.

This time, it took Glover seven months to recover from these injuries before he returned once again to the Camden Fire Department.

As if this weren’t enough, he also suffered from a severe dog bite on his left calf while fighting a fire.  That injury took a month for Glover to recover from and return once again to duty at the fire department.

“None of these injuries ever dampened his spirit,” said Camden Fire Chief Bobby Parnell at the presentation.  “He came back, strong as ever, after each one and today serves as our treasurer.

“After 28 years of continuing dedication and devotion, the recipient of this award is here tonight, ready and waiting, should the alarm sound,” Parnell said.

Library director to spend a year in Kuwait in library position

The Kershaw County Library will wish head librarian Penny Albright a bon voyage as she leaves next week to take the temporary position of an acquisitions librarian in Kuwait.

She will take the position with the Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research, which develops procedures for providing advanced information services in Kuwait.

She said this opportunity was one which would give her more experience in the area of acquisitions.

“I miss the travel opportunities, and I’m looking forward to that,” she said…

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