The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of April 30-May 4:
The April 18 editorial, "Civility," depicts Paddy Bell as inflammatory in her comments to City Council on April 10, 2012. It suggests that she made personal allegations about city corruption, using phrases like "robbing the piggy bank" to refer to the city's intentions for the Hospitality Tax.
Graveside funeral services to celebrate the life of Paul Eugene Clippard, Sr., 77, of Camden will be held Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 11:00 AM in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Columbia. Rev. Steve Lee will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mr. Clippard's memory to the Sacks of Love, C/O Kershaw Baptist Association, 14 E. DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.
After years of fan discontent over the lack of a playoff system in college football, it appears that progress is finally being made toward establishing some sort of playoff that will involve at least four teams and possibly more. Over many seasons, since the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) was established, college football's power brokers steadfastly refused to admit that a controversial system of picking two teams to play for the national championship had any weaknesses. They wanted to protect the current bowl system and they displayed a blind eye to fans' calls for a playoff.
The objectives of the United Daughters of the Confederacy are: Historical, Benevolent, Educational, Memorial and Patriotic. General Lee said to the Daughters of the Confederacy, "Remember it is your duty to see that the true History of the South is presented to future generations," and this is what they strive to do.
Funeral services for Voncelle Twitty Outen, 80, of Kershaw will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 28, 2012, in Kershaw Second Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Kershaw City Cemetery. The Revs. Jamie Rogers, Don Knight and Keith Coates will officiate.
A graveside service to honor the life of John Colie "Bulldog" Blackwell, 93, of Columbia, SC will be held at 11:00AM Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Hermitage Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Gregg Sweet and Rev. Michael Thompson will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, April 27, 2012 from 6:00-7:30PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Blackwell's memory to Spears Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 116 Spears Creek Lane, Elgin, SC 29045.
Dr. Zenola Benjamin Blanding, 62, of Williamstown, NJ, formally of Camden, SC, passed on April 20, 2012 after an extended illness. Dr. Blanding is the son of the late Willie Blanding, Sr. and Jessie Gilyard Blanding. He was raisedby Dea. Esau and Helen B. mcLeod and his grandmother, Mattie S. Blanding. Services will be held in Egg Harbor Township, NJ.
A celebration of life service for Dominick Poeta, 76, of Lugoff, will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at El-Bethel Faith Community Church. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in the Family Life Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.
Sign-up for the Kershaw County Swim Team will be accepted through May 11. Youth ages 4 to 18 are invited to participate.
A class action suit filed by two black men in Nashville claims "The Bachelor" turned them away because they were not white. I think they should feel relieved. Having the right to embarrass yourself on national television doesn't mean you actually should do it.
The Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and AT&T will present the 2012 legislative forum and reception, to be held Monday at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, 810 Lyttleton St., Camden.
Graveside services for Mary Lee Truesdale Brown, 87, will was held Thursday, April 26 at 3:30pm at Damascus Methodist Church Cemetery in Westville, SC (Kershaw County). Rev. Kevin Morgan officiated.
Last Tuesday night in Hartsville, the Camden High boys' soccer team survived a physical game against the host Red Foxes and came home with a hard-earned 2-1 Region 6-AAA victory.
The Kershaw County Darlings 8-and-under softball team completed a perfect five-game run in the District 2 tournament in Chesterfield County by beating Pageland, 16-8, on Wednesday night.
Kudos to our various law enforcement agencies for working together to get some folks off our streets who needed to be stopped. At the top of our list are Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for arresting two people (and there may be more to come) for the June 23 armed robbery of Sandhills Bank in Bethune.
(Kathleen Parker wrote this column in advance of President Barack Obama's appearance in Charleston for State Sen. Clementa Pinckney's funeral.)
Reverend Larry D. McCutcheon has been appointed as minister to Camden First United Methodist Church. Rev McCutcheon comes from Trinity United Methodist Church in Orangeburg where he served for 11 years. A spiritual and civic leader, he preaches the gospel and walks the talk throughout various sectors of the community in an extraordinary way, touching the lives of so many with his unique ability to reach all people from all walks of life.
Mr. Allen Hobson "Chip" Patterson, Jr., and Ms. Denise Beauchamp Patterson of Winston-Salem, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Emily Catherine Patterson, to Mr. Philip Harden English, both of Durham, N.C. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Bennett English, Jr., of Camden, S.C.
As part of the Kershaw County Library's Summer Reading Program "Every Hero Has a Story," storyteller Sharon Clarke presented a program at both the Camden and Elgin libraries. Clarke, who lives in North Carolina, entertained the audience with both story and music. Her interactive program was enjoyed by the audience, young and old. Clarke involved the audience as she told an old Chinese folk tale, The Magic Wings. Shown from left are Addy Gwynn as the Queen, Clarke, Elizabeth Mensching as the Princess, Lucy Moore as the Grocer's Daughter, and Liberty Mensching as the Goose Girl.
Studying plants is serious business as Wateree Elementary students Colden Baker and Austin Warwick learn about the different parts of a plant.
Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews quickly stopped a mobile home fire on the 400 block of Oakview Drive off Wildwood Lane in Lugoff the evening of June 22.
Different night. New surroundings. Same result.
Four Kershaw County Coach Pitch All-Star (7-8-year-olds) teams will be in Camden for the Dixie Youth AA Coach Pitch District 5 All-Star Tournament which begins Friday at Woodward Park with tourney action continuing into next week in the double-elimination event.
Well, the S.C. General Assembly certainly took its time. Finally, a state budget's been hammered out and sent on to Gov. Nikki Haley for her signature.
Words fail me to express just how proud I am of the people in Charleston for the class they have exhibited in handling a senseless, tragic act of violence committed by a psychologically impaired individual. In this day and time, when our society seems to be seeking lower and lower morals and displaying less belief in God, it is the first and most encouraging sign of hope for salvation of our society I have seen in a number of years.
It happens all the time. Tink will meet someone new around where we live and, invariably, that person will mention my daddy.
(In last month's column, Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland started a story about a snake in a tree in a city right of way. When she left off, Gilland had called a wildlife trapping company -- which didn't handle snakes -- and naturalist Austin Jenkins, who suggested it was best to leave the snake alone.)