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Yesteryear for May 21, 2014

27 YEARS AGO -- May 18-22, 1987

Posted: May 20, 2014 9:54 a.m.
Updated: May 21, 2014 5:00 a.m.

Kershaw Countian wins title of Miss Spartanburg

Susan Amos, 21, a 1984 graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School, was crowned Miss Spartanburg.

In addition…, she also won the talent preliminary … with her vocal performance of “Hey, Good Lookin’.”

Miss Amos was a performer last summer at Carowinds, where she sang and danced in the “Sweet Country Music” show.

The recipient of a Millikin scholarship, she is a junior at Converse College … majoring in political science with a minor in piano performance.

In 1982 her piano performance won her a Brevard scholarship given by the Camden Music Association.

Recently, she performed in a variety show in New York for the Board of Directors of the Millikin Co.

New Kendall product may mean 100 jobs

A new combination soap product-clothes drying softening agent is under consideration for the Kendall Co., in Bethune, which announced this week the “manufacture of a new product.”

Kendall officials, however, made no announcement specifying the product for fear of competition.

Goodroe brings message at prayer breakfast

People, and communities, that aren’t “firmly rooted” in strong values can easily be toppled, said First Baptist pastor Jim Goodroe at the annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, held Tuesday at Aberdeen, on North Broad Street in Camden.

Goodroe illustrated his point by referring to a massive tree near his home which had been felled by a windstorm. Regardless of its size, the tree had few roots.

“Unless we are firmly rooted, we’ll topple over like that tree does,” he said.

Yet society must also be “freshly relevant,” he said, noting that even through a tree may have strong roots, it may no longer be relevant to the needs of its owner.

Churches, Goodroe said, face problems in that their message never changes, but they have to adapt to the times as well.

Similarly, the country itself is overflowing with resources, but is “empty when it comes to wisdom.” 

The pastor quoted references in the New Testament where Christians are told to submit themselves to their governing authorities, as well as to pray for those who lead them.

But Goodroe anchored his message primarily to the book of Lamentations, in which the prophet Jeremiah “lamented” that the people of Jerusalem were losing their roots.

The minister also said that sometimes people lose their sense of perspective and bite off more than they can chew. Goodroe said that George Washington Carver prayed to have revealed to him the secrets of the universe, but that the Lord instead revealed to him the secrets of only one aspect of it -- the peanut -- for which Carver found more than 300 uses.

C.C. students are elected to SGA posts

Two Columbia College students from Camden were recently elected to student government posts.

Karen Hammond, daughter of Ms. Priscilla Hammond of Camden, was elected second vice-chairperson judicial and senior class representative to the senate.

Lori Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis M. Jones of Camden, was elected sophomore class representative to the Student Christian Association.

Capell seeing double in state class AA meet

Throughout the 1987 track season, Lugoff-Elgin’s Scott Capell has been like an old-time boxer who travels from city to city taking on all comers. That is the life you lead when you are the best at what you do.

For Capell, a 5-11, 200 pound senior, he is the defending state class AA champion in the shot put. He will put that title on the line this afternoon at the Weems Baskin track at the University of South Carolina.

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