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Yesteryear - Dec. 15, 2015

27 YEARS AGO -- Dec. 14-19, 1988

Posted: December 14, 2015 6:07 p.m.
Updated: December 15, 2015 1:00 a.m.

A pig’s life

There’s nothing like the love of a mother, even when the mother is a sow concerned with keeping her piglets warm in a dry bed of hay. Little did they know, that their owner, E.C. “Junior” Pierce Jr. of Cantey Lane, was making plans having to do with sausage and bacon for their penmates later that week.

A victorious summer

Camden High School Principal Chris Clancy congratulated seven of the eight JROTC Cadets who attended Camp Victory 88 at Fort Jackson for one week during the summer. Cadets are 2nd Lt. Chris Hasty, 1st Lt. Robert Byars, Capt. Ronetta Leonard, 1st Lt. Stephen Gordon, 2nd Lt. Trina Palmer and 1st Lt. Rodney Halley. Cadet James Porter was absent for the photograph. Cadets were trained in rappelling, rifle marksmanship, obstacle course, water survival and land navigation.

The beauty queen wears army green

Cadet Maj. Chandra Richardson was chosen as Lugoff-Elgin High School’s Miss Kaleidoscope on Nov. 12. Wishing her luck the day before was Brig. Gen. Wallace C. Arnold and his aide 1st Lt. David Barber. Arnold is the commander of the First Region of the U.S. Army Cadet Command and is stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C. He was visiting Camden as the keynote speaker for Veteran’s Day. Miss Richardson is the executive officer for the JROTC battalion at Lugoff-Elgin High School. She competed against 41 other young women to win the title.

Leading cheers

The Camden-Kershaw County Recreation Department Supersonic Rams cheerleaders cheered their team on to victory Nov. 17 at the championship game with the Seahawks. The Rams cheerleaders had the largest squad, with 18 girls, this year from both leagues. Andrea Ray, a Camden High School student, choreographed a dance for the cheerleaders  along with help from Michelle Turbyvill, a dancer with Patterson School of Dance, that was performed at halftime. Manarshia Green, a high school varsity cheerleader and Heather West, a jayvee cheerleader, helped with the chants. Towards the end of the season, Tara Caulder, Rams captain Melanie Smith and co-captain Kristi Branham choreographed a dance to the Fat Boys remake of “The Twist”

At the Noel Motel

The bulletin board in the Camden Middle School cafeteria features a hip Santa on a motorcycle and some characters that look like rappers and basketball players sporting sneakers.

But what makes these sneakers special, and the entire bulletin board with its Christmas theme special, is the careful planning and variety and attention to detail shown by its creator, seventh grade student Bill Allen.

Pine Tree Hill students do their buying at Santa’s Secret Shop

They came. They browsed. The bought. 

Actually, to say the students at Pine Tree Hill School only browsed and bought Christmas presents at Santa’s Secret Shop is an understatement. With money in hand, these little shoppers swarmed around the tables of gifts like avid bargain hunters at a going-out-of-business sale.

Santa’s Secret Shop is a Christmas gift  to the students from the school’s PTO. According to assistant principal Barbara Briggs, the organization sponsored the nonprofit sale where students could make their own Christmas gift selections for their family from a variety of little trinkets, toys and other items at reasonable prices from as little as 25 cents to as much as $1.75.

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