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Yesteryear - Nov. 24, 2015

36 YEARS AGO -- Nov. 23-27, 1979

Posted: November 23, 2015 5:36 p.m.
Updated: November 24, 2015 1:00 a.m.

Guiding elementary school pupils across the street might seem like one of the duller aspects of his job, but Lt. Bill Roscoe, Camden Police Department, doesn’t see it that way.

“Everything in its own perspective,” he says. “Getting the children across the street is just as important as any other aspect of police work. Surely there’s nothing more important.”

Roscoe is, among other things, the department’s safety officer. 

“Of course, being in a small town police department, a lot of us do a lot of things. I’ve been working with the schools, with the safety patrol and the school crossing guards, I guess about 21 years.”

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Chopsticks have yet to be used in the cafeteria, but Burt Morrison, dean of the industrial trades division, is trying to introduce a little Chinese culture at the Florence-Darlington Technical College. Morrison, who lives in Lugoff, spent six weeks in Taiwan this summer as part of a program sponsored by the Pacific Cultural Foundation and the Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Program. It is designed to make educators from the United States more familiar with Asian Culture.

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Photo caption: Andrea Walker, a second grade student, uses the floor as a desk while coloring a picture during religious education class at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Camden.

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Photo caption: Laurie Mellichamp of Allen’s Shoes and Joe Johnson of B.C. Moore present a check for $500 to Elizabeth E. Jones, 1823 Gordon Street, Camden. Mrs. Jones is the winner of a drawing sponsored by the 50 downtown merchants.

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Photo caption: Marianne Rapp, first grade teacher at Joseph Kershaw Academy, helps Jennifer Truesdale and Kevin Miles prepare for the three-legged race during the recent field day held at the school.

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Photo caption: Camden Elementary at Campbell Street recently celebrated “Drop Eerything and Read” program in conjunction with National Children’s Book Week. The school held a contest for students to guess how many books were in the media center. Shown here are teacher Andrew James, students Shelly Hodges, Karen Gardner, Angie Lucas, Vicky James, Mark Hastings, Jonathan Hall, and teacher Karen Faulkenberry.

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Photo caption: Students at Lugoff Elementary recently received citation during Youth Appreciation Week in Lugoff and Camden Principal Mary Jones and E.K. Wright, Youth Appreciation Week Chairman for the Lugoff Optimist Club, presented the citations to Jackie June, Joanne Ward, Tina Odom, and David Wright.

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The following teams won in the Thanksgiving Junior-Adult bowling tournament. First place were Edward Humphreys and Van Peebles, second place were David Peebles and Barry Ogburn, and third place were Vicki Williams and Casey Robinson.

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