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Yesteryear - March 15, 2016

19 YEARS AGO -- March 14-20, 1997

Posted: March 14, 2016 4:34 p.m.
Updated: March 15, 2016 1:00 a.m.

During March, the Kershaw County School Board is soliciting names for the new school to be built in Elgin for grades three through six. Suggested names should be submitted in writing to the superintendent’s office by March 31.  The person or group suggesting the name should inlcuide his name or his organization’s name and address and as much information as possible as to why the name being suggested is a good choice.

At the first meeting in April the superintendent will give the board and the public a list of names which have been submitted for tentative approval. Following this meeting, the district will announce publicly that this name is the first choice of the board at this time. Anyone with objections can speak at the regular public forum during the May board meetings.

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Hank Osborn and Dave Barker boarded Townley Redfearn’s speedboat to catch up with the two boats that already were gliding across Lake Wateree, pwered by their students’s sineqy arms as they oarded rhythmically through the water.

The sunny Wednesday afternoon in March was springlike for the rowing team’s last practice in Kershaw County before it returned to Massachusetts and Tabor Academy Prep School.

Osborn and Barker, along with Osborn’s wife Krista, brought the 15 best crew members of the school;’s team to practice on the calm waters of Lake Wateree for nine days of their spring break.

Redfearn let them use his lake house and its amenities to facilitate practice.

They usually do their spring paractice in Florida but decided to give South Carolina a try this year at the invitation of Tabor Academy alumnus and former crew member Lee Pokoik, Redfearn’s partner at Redfearn Ford.

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Photo caption: Rowers from Tabor Academy prep school in Marion, Mass., practice on Lake Wateree during their spring training. The team’s top 15 rowers were here for nine days during March practicing for their upcoming season. The team usually practices in Florida, but the coach said he would like to make spring practice on Lake Wateree an annual event because of its consistently flat water and length.

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Photo caption: How’d you like to bid on a purebred puppy? Sidney and Nancy Tidwell of Swift Creek Kennel have offered a Labrador puppy similar to these fetching little fellows to the Fine Art Center’s auction for the arts. Eithe obefience or retriever training is included in the package. Other items to be auctioned range from the practical – like haircuts and wheel balancing – to the fanciful – like catered dinners and vacations at private beach homes.

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Photo caption: Carmen Wiggins is congratulated by Steve LeVan, Fine Arts Center Director of Education and Brenda Taylor, Wateree Elementary School principal. A fourth grader, Carmen won a first place award in the three dimensional division of the visual art competition at the South Carolina State Fair. Carmen’s art work was entered as part of the FAC’s and Kershaw County School District’s Arts Arising program for artistically gifted students.

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