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Yesteryear - March 29, 2016

28 years ago -- March 29 - April 1,1988

Posted: March 29, 2016 10:45 a.m.
Updated: March 29, 2016 1:00 a.m.

Ground breaking ceremonies were held Monday for Springdale Village, a full service retirement community to be located in Camden. Springdale Village will be located on battleship Road next to the YMCA Fitness Center.

Many local government and business leaders were in attendance including South Carolina House Speaker Bob Sheheen.

Springdale will feature three types of retirement living, including 40 retirement apartment homes, a 23 suite personal care residence and a 64-bed skilled nursing home.

Residents of the apartment homes will receive maid service twice monthly, weekly linen services and complete home maintenance services. Each home will have an emergency call system and on-suite nurse and an an on-call physician will be available 24 hours a day.

Other amenities will include washer and dryer connections, refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal, stove, attic storage and all utilities except phone. Planned recreational activities and transportation services will be available to residents as well.

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Frank Perry has joined the staff at the House of Flowers where he will be creating floral arrangements for weddings in addition to his other duties. A resident of Kirkover Hills, he is a graduate of the University of Gerogai and received a Masters degree from the University of South Carolina. He was a teacher in the Kershaw County School District for 19 years and was associated with Belk for six years.

Kathleen McCaskill recently joined the staff at House of Flowers. As a new staff member, she is currently developing and growing a variety of bedding plants, hanging baskets and pot of annuals, perennials, and tomatoes. A resident of Pennsylvania for 33 years, she and her husband, Cecil recently retired to the Lugoff area.

 

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Roberts-Dixon Post 5928 of Veterans of Foreign Wars recently recognized area JROTC instructors at a recent meeting with certificates of meritorious and distinguished service in furthering the aims and ideals of the VFW. Recognized were Master Sgt. Marvin L. McCullough, Sgt. Maj. Marvin Frakes, 1st Sgt John S. Hicks, 1st Sgt. Mike Goeke, Lt. Col. Robert McKenzie, Command Sgt. Maj. Teddie R. Osborne, Col. John Sims and 1st Sgt. Isaac Thompson.

 

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The 41st Annual Conference of the South Carolina Association of Auditors, Treasurers, and Tax Collectors recently was held in Columbia. Brenda W. Truesdale presided during the conference. Mrs. Truesdale is currently the Kershaw County Auditor and has been president of the Association since July 1987.

Among individuals receiving commendation for outstanding service was Robin H. Watkins of the Kershaw County Auditor’s Office.

 

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Reviewing the mapped out routes that were accepted under the Adopt-A-Highway program are Georgeanne L. McMullen, program county coordinator and Billy Nowlen from the South Carolina Department of Highways and Public Transportation. A total of 15 primary routes and 22 secondary routes in Kershaw County were recently selected for the program.
The Camden Optimist Club recently honored three Camden High School students for their performances in its essay contest. Vincent Sheheen was named second place winner, Rita Swain was named first place winner and Welch Carson was named third place winner.
Little Donna Bartlett concentrates on her music while waiting for her cue. She is one of the youngest of 37 instrumentalists and 40 singing actors of all ages who are collaborating in a joint concert of the Camden Woodwind and Camden String ensembles, directed by Margaret Roy and Dr. Julia Quick.
Breaking ground for Springdale Village is retirement community developers Bill Mitchell, Carl Kretschmar, Charles Cooper, Mickey Pierce, president of the chamber of commerce, Fred Butler, industrial recruiter, and South Carolina Speaker of the House Bob Sheheen.

 

 

 

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