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Yesteryear - Oct. 6, 2015

23 YEARS AGO -- Oct. 5-9, 1992

Posted: October 5, 2015 4:16 p.m.
Updated: October 6, 2015 1:00 a.m.

Count on it

Blaney Elementary School teacher Darcy Martin tries a new approach to math, the Comprehensive School Mathematics Program, with one of her second-grade students. The cards and checkers let students see how place value of ones, tens and hundreds work. The approach lets first, second and third grade students understand concepts that they wouldn’t ordinarily learn until later in school. The method focuses on active problem-solving, rather than pages of written problems.

Area students learn ‘hot’ tips for fire prevention this week

Members of the Camden Fire Department will be taking the fire safety message into county schools this week in observation of National Fire Prevention Week.

Fire prevention week always falls on the week of Oct. 9, in remembrance of the need for fire prevention education after the great Chicago fire of Oct. 9, 1871. That fire killed over 300 and burned 17,450 homes and over 100 businesses, said Capt. John Bowers with the Camden Fire Department. “We will do two programs at five different schools this week,” Bowers said. The programs will be held the morning and reach all the students in the schools. 

Scholarly honor

Bethesda Presbyterian Church recently awarded the David Parrott Scholarship to Heather McKlain to attend the University of South Carolina. Making the presentation was Dr. Larry Parrott.

BHS in hot water

Football players at Bethune High School will be in hot water soon, thanks to Dick Benton, a Bethune resident and personnel director with A.O. Smith Water Products Co. in McBee. A recent news article told of Bethune football players’ lack of hot water in the gym. The kitchen water heater also supplies the gym but takes priority. A water heater was presented to the school Thursday. On hand for the presentation were Faye Mangum; Roger Johnson; Corine Catoe; Grady Newman, maintenance supervisor for the Kershaw County School District; Benton; BHS Principal Doby Gordan; Sam Hough; and forklift operator Tom Sorensen. Linebacker Greg Heagler said he appreciated the fact that the team would have hot water with the coming cold weather. Gordon said he was impressed with the support from the local community in helping meet the needs of Bethune High.

United Way schedules second trip to assist hurricane victims

The United Way is looking for a few able-bodied helpers who know their way around a toolbox to put their skills to use in hurricane-stricken Bayou Vista, La.

The people of Kershaw County sent thousands of pounds of food and other supplies to the community soon after Hurricane Andrew hit, and volunteers here are planning a second trip to help rebuild public buildings and the homes of elderly people who might not be able to take care of needed repairs. They’ll also come bearing gifts: checks totaling around $2,000 from the United Way and area churches.

Southern States Band Festival slated for Saturday

The Scarlet Regiment and the Marching Pride will strut their stuff at Zemp Stadium Saturday, along with about 24 other bands from across the state.

The 23rd annual Southern States Marching Band Festival will kick off at 11 a.m. Lugoff-Elgin’s Marching Pride will take the field around 4:30 that afternoon. As host band, the Scarlet Regiment performs last and doesn’t compete, putting the group on the field around 8:15 p.m.

CHS band director Robert E. Wertz III said former state champions and finalists will compete in each class.

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