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Yesteryear -- Oct. 20, 2010

Posted: October 19, 2010 3:07 p.m.
Updated: October 20, 2010 5:00 a.m.

  22 YEARS AGO -- Oct. 17-21, 1988

   Photo cutline -- A gift of history -- Sgt. First Class David D. Whitaker, Camden High School guidance counselor Jim Parrish and Staff Sgt. James E. Jackson look at the new history book of the South Carolina National Guard. Whitaker and Jackson presented the book to Parrish for the Camden High library during the recent ceremonies in the JROTC classroom.

   Photo cutline -- The mark of a winner -- The winners of the bookmark contest held at Camden Primary School, sponsored by the school library and PTO, to promote the Book Fair Tuesday through Oct. 25 pose with their winning entries. The winners are Erica Wright, first place winner in third grade; Erika Davis, second place winner in third grade; Keenan Moore, third place winter in third grade; Johnny Hayes, third place winner in second grade; and Eddie Becker, first place winner in second grade. Absent from the photo was Shanita Atkins, second place winner in second grade. A special feature of the Book Fair activities will be a spaghetti supper at the school Thursday night.

   Photo cutline -- Strike up the band! -- Trombone players Harrison Goodwin, Charlie Smith and Robert Wertz slide into the new season during a rehearsal for Sunday’s concert. At left is CCCB percussionist Robert Pace.

   Photo cutline -- Saying no to drugs -- In conjunction with Red Ribbon week, which was officially declared Tuesday at the Kershaw County Courthouse, Camden Mayor James Anderson signs a proclamation from the Camden Elementary “Just Say No” Club affirming their pledge to be drug-free. With the students are school principal Andrew James and club co-sponsors Margaret Butler and Pat Tinnell.

   Photo cutline -- Lugoff Optimist officers -- Several officers of the Lugoff Optimist Club are sworn in as officers for the incoming year. New post-holders include Lowell Sweet, president; Tom Haff, first vice president; Claude Boykin, second vice president; and Dave Lardin, secretary-treasurer. Serving on the board of directors are Bill Rhodes, Jerry Stokes, Harold Varn, Joe Ellen, Myron McCaskill and Jack Ray. Bill DeWitt will serve as an ex-officio member. The installation was conducted by Judge John Land Johnson, probate judge in Lexington County.

   Photo cutline -- Hold your fire -- With Fire Prevention Week on Oct. 9-15, representatives from every fire department in Kershaw County joined together recently in support of the “Get Alarmed, South Carolina” campaign to spread the use and regular testing of smoke detectors. The week’s theme is “A Sound You Can Live With – Test Your Smoke Detectors.” Holding their smoke detectors are fire marshal Gary Elliott, Carl Kambeitz, Don Grooms, Johnny Stein, Allen Robinson, Chief Bobby Parnell, Steve McIntyre, Wayne Rogers, Bobby Baker, Clint McCaa, Tom Watkins, William F. Burley, Jr., Bobby Kardack and J.B. Finch, James Holcutt, Randy Williams, and Dean West.

   Photo cutline -- Sertoma Club officers -- The Camden Sertoma Club recently elected new officers for the 1988-1989 season. The new officers are Tom Myers, president; Harry Ives, first vice president; John Shell, treasurer; Cal Thaxton, secretary; and Jack Halsall and Buddy McCorkle, both sergeants-at-arms. Absent was Fred Oxley, second vice-president.

   Photo cutline -- Thanks for the good work -- James A. Smith recently received the Outstanding Service Award for 20 years of distinguished service from Kershaw County School Superintendent Bob Falls in a surprise presentation at the Kershaw County Vocational Center. Center Director Dr. Gil Woolard looks on. An automotive mechanics teacher and job placement coordinator in the early years of the center, Smith has served as the assistant director for the past 16 years.

   Photo cutline -- Heyward Bracey brings Collie Douglas to the ground after a short gain while Robbie Cash (66) gets set to lend assistance on the tackle. The Bulldog defense shut Clover down and allowed only one first down after the first Blue Eagle drive of the night.

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