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Yesteryear - March 8, 2016

23 YEARS AGO -- March 7-11

Posted: March 7, 2016 7:32 p.m.
Updated: March 8, 2016 1:00 a.m.

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County recently sponsored a poster/essay contest for district students grades five through eight. Several Lugoff-Elgin Middle School students took prizes for their entries, each representing the life and work of a black American who has contributed to the fine arts. Erica Ellis took second place in the eighth grade category. Donnie Hall won second place in seventh grade; John Guffey, third place in eighth grade; James Dixon, third place in sixth grade; Nyema Dixon, second place in sixth grade; and Veronica Cason, third place in seventh grade. Their work was displayed in the Fine Arts Center in February.

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Jason King of Camden has been named a National Merit Scholarship finalist at the S.C. Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics in Hartsville. He is among 14,000 finalists named in the competition and is eligible for one of 6,500 scholarships, worth a total of more than $25 million, to be awarded in the spring. Selection is made on the basis of candidates’ abilities, accomplishments, and personal qualities considered important for success in college studies.

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Photo caption: Doris McGougan of Kershaw County was among more than 60 farm women from across the state to attend the S.C. Farm Bureau Women’s Conference in Columbia.  State Chairman Betty DeWitt was on hand to welcome McGougan and other participants. Each year, state and local Farm Bureau women’s committees work on a number of agricultural-related programs. 

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Photo caption: Numerous volunteers are working to make the Pegasus Ball an elegant, festive occasion. Heading the list are Joan Corbin and Kay Lewis and Sarah Davis, chairmen of the event. The three chairmen are shown here with Kendall and Sally Ranck, whose home, Holly Hedge, will be the site of the ball. The group is seen in the grand ballroom at Holly Hedge, where guests will dance to the music of Second Nature.

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The Lake Wateree Homeowners Association (WHOA), a group of approximately 550 families who live on or have property on Lake Wateree in Kershaw County recently elected officers for 1993. They include the following: Roger Foster, chairperson; James Hornsby, first vice chairperson; Cathy Nichols, second vice chairperson; Mary Kemmerer, secretary; and Jake Wade, treasurer. The association was founded in 1990 under the leadership of Don Clemmer and other lake residents to address issues of concern in the Lake Wateree area.

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Susan Jones of Columbia was recently chosen “Teacher of the Year” for Meadowfield Elementary School in Richland School District One. The daughter of Bobby and Mary Jones of Camden, she is in her sixth year of teaching at Meadowfield and has served as grade level chairman for the fourth grade since 1990. She will go on to compete for the Richland School District One teacher of the year title.

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Photo caption: Ted Freeman of Lugoff, manager of the Columbia office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, was recently presented the Manager of the Year Region IV award by Raymond A. Harris, regional administrator of HUD. They were joined by Richard W. Compton, HUD deputy regional administrator. 

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The Friends of the Kershaw County Library recently elected the following members to its board of directors: Barbara Copeland, president Ruth Reddick, June Bessell, Brent Childress, Jan McCorkle, Alice Dean, Elaine Long, past president Charles Wilson and library director Frances Wheaton.

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