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Yesteryear for Aug. 13, 2014

24 YEARS AGO - June 11-15, 1990

Posted: August 12, 2014 8:23 p.m.
Updated: August 13, 2014 6:00 a.m.

Sun shines on River Rat Regatta

The annual River Rat Regatta Saturday attracted one of its biggest crowds ever in the eight-year history of the wet and wild tubing race down the Wateree.

Regatta co-chairman Van Johnson said there were 276 paid entrants in the seven mile course down the river from the Wateree Dam to the Howard F. Speaks Bridge, including a sizeable number of out-of-town participants.

At the conclusion of the race trophies were presented to the following winners:

• First place four-person racing team -- Flipper (Tommy Anderson)

• Second place four-person racing team -- Pine Grove

• First place two-person racing team -- Oars

• Oldest tuber -- Henry Cost, 69

• Most people on a float -- Lugoff Automotive (31 tubers).

• Sexiest female tuber -- The Patterson Dancers with entry, Can’t Touch That.

• Sexist male tuber -- Bertram Rantin aboard Neighbors Express

• Most colorful float -- Yellow Jackets

• Most spirited float -- Langley Asphalt with entry, Asphalt Aliens.

• Most original float -- Middle Age Crazies

• Ugliest float -- Big One.

• “Keep the Wateree Clean” award -- Kinney float

A warm welcome

Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C., recently held its second session of new student orientation. Attending was incoming student Kristina Russell, of Camden, who was joined by Campbell President Norman A. Wiggins and her parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Herman Russell. Miss Russell is following a tradition in her family, as she is the fourth generation to attend Campbell. Her great-grandfather graduated from Buies Creek Academy in the mid-1920s, and her grandfather, father and great-aunt also graduated from Campbell.

Volunteers honored by DSS

The Kershaw County Department of Social Services recently honored several Kershaw County residents for their outstanding volunteer service, according to Kershaw County DSS Director Kathryn W. Baxley.

Laura C. Jones, a retired educator, received a certificate of appreciation for her volunteer work with the local Social Services agency. Mrs. Jones has worked with Project JUMP-START, providing counseling to recipients of public assistance on educational opportunities for adults available through the Kershaw County Vocational Center.

A certificate of appreciation was presented to Christian Community Ministries representatives Fred C. Rogers and Jake F. Watson at a luncheon and recognition ceremony which took place in Columbia.

Receiving special recognition by the Kershaw County DSS were Mr. and Mrs. A.T. (Hammy) Moak, honored for their outstanding volunteer services on behalf o the children in Kershaw County, according to Mrs. Baxley.

Hammy and Diane Moak were foster parents in Kershaw County for seven years, from January 1978 to July 1985. During this time, the Moak family provided a loving and caring environment for eight foster children.

Knights of Columbus installs officers

The 1990-91 officers of the Knights of Columbus Council 9672 of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church were installed Saturday evening, July 21, after the 6 p.m. Mass.

Having been elected May 22, the newly installed officers of the fraternal organization are Grand Knight John Pautler; Deputy Grand Night William Cribben; Richard Quigley, chancellor; Frank Vello, recorder; Joseph Melanson, treasurer; Barry Tolbert, warden; Francoise Truesdale, inside guard; Philip Stone, outside guard; the Rev. Jerome Powers, chaplain; Larry DiBiase, lecturer; Francis Pfohl, financial secretary; Lee Reaves, advocate; Carlton Burdick, one-year trustee; Joseph Sheldon, two-year trustee; and Clay McDonald, three-year trustee.

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