Camden Elementary School third grade teacher Trudy Ranges knows the importance of reading for students to be successful. Because of her work to develop the Read Every Day (RED) program at her school, ING has named her as one of 100 "unsung heroes" and awarded $2,000 to the school's reading program.
Funeral service for Gerald Keene, 85, of Cassatt will be held Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel with burial to follow in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Casey Mills will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday, November 5, 2010 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.
SUMTER – "It's not how you start, it's how you finish"
Dr. Charles Edward McCreight, 97, passed away on November 1, 2010 in the house in which he was born in Camden on the 17th of March, 1913. His parents were Beverly Randolph McCreight and Sarah Katherine Sullivan McCreight. Charles was a WWII veteran and participated in the invasion of Normandy; assigned to the 69th Ordinance Group. As a member of General Patton's Third US Army, he campaigned from Omaha Beach through France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany. He was especially proud of the part he and his fellow soldiers played during the Battle of the Bulge.
More than 700 students participated in the Scarecrow Project at Camden High School (CHS) as part of Team Read Week. The 33 classes that participated created almost 40 scarecrows that are now on display in the Camden High School Library. Each scarecrow had to be designed by using certain elements that students learned in particular classes. Meredith Kirkland's integrated business application class posed with their robot scarecrow, "Ram." The scarecrows will be on display until Thanksgiving.
You might think that Comedy Central stars Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, founding fathers of "fake news" and "truthiness," chose a controversy-free theme in staging their "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" on the Washington Mall. After all, who could be opposed to sanity?
• The political correctness police force is active in San Francisco, where an ordinance has been passed decreeing that McDonald's Happy Meals can't contain a toy unless the meal meets certain nutritional standards laid down by that city's authorities. We aren't sure what the city plans to ban next, but such actions are political correctness run amok.
Dear Annie: My neighbors are kind, caring and amazingly nosy. I recently began working from home in order to take care of my partner. I'm grateful that my company allows me to do this. But these well-intentioned neighbors just won't believe I am employed. They insist that since I am at home all day, I am simply too proud to admit I lost my job. Every time we meet, they ask, "So, you still looking for work?"
Laura Marie Poeta and Thornwell Eldon Watson, III were united in marriage on September 4, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. in the evening at El-Bethel Faith Community Church in Lugoff. Pastor Joe Stines officiated the ceremony. A reception followed in the church family life center.
A memorial service for Oliver William Ward, 89, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Rev. Wayne Flowers and Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Col. Robert G. Young, the strategic plans officer, U.S. Army Central Command in Kabul, Afghanistan, will be the keynote speaker for this year's James Leroy Belk American Legion Post No. 17 Veterans Day program Thursday.
Unlike 1994, when a Republican landslide was somewhat of a surprise, Tuesday's GOP tsunami had been widely predicted by pollsters, nearly all of whom had detected a wave of discontent among voters weary of partisanship and a stagnant economy. Kershaw County voters reacted as did their counterparts across the country, helping to toss out longtime 5th District Congressman John Spratt. Camden's Vincent Sheheen was one of the few Democrats to fare well here, along with county officials Harriett Pierce and Robin Watkins.
Musings after an election season that lasted far too long:
Last month, the Camden Garden Club had a fabulous meeting. It was a perfect day in a perfect setting. The home had large picture windows from every room creating an open airy feeling as you looked out over Colonial Lake.
Since last year, the world's billionaire population has grown by 7.1 percent, according to the "Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census 2014."
It seems like everyone is in a race to be the best -- the best parent, the best spouse, the best neighbor, the best PTA president. To become the best, people often lose sight of the things that really matter. Unfortunately, I've even seen this in my own life. As my husband worked toward a law degree, I pushed forward, day after day, trying my best to be a supportive wife -- the best homemaker, the best mom, the best neighbor, etc. But I often found myself burned out and discouraged. At times, I just couldn't do it.
"ANATOMY OF A MISFIT," by Andrea Portes, HarperTeen, $17.99, 336 pages (f) (ages 14 and up)
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A "modern-day" Western and the latest season of "Scandal" lead these TV shows on DVD released this week.
"SANCTUM: An Asylum Novel," by Madeleine Roux, HarperCollins, $17.99, 343 pages (f) (ages 14 and up)
The 1960s "Loopy De Loop" cartoons make their DVD debut this week and the New York-to-Paris race car farce "The Great Race" gets a Blu-ray upgrade.
If Robison Wells could have any one superpower, it would be perfect recall.
If you are a childless couple yearning to be parents, adoption may be the perfect plan "B" for you. My husband and I were such a couple. From the beginning, our plan "A" included bringing children into the world. We were each raised in families that provided us with siblings, so we not only wanted a child, we wanted siblings for our children. As children, we loved our brothers and sisters. As adults, we love them even more.
Finding a doctor can be hard work when there are hundreds to choose from. A good family doctor, one you will see more than any other, is especially hard to find. He will see you for flu shots, yearly check-ups and all things in-between that arise. He is the one who will refer you to specialists and advise you on your overall health. Finding just the right doctor to fit your family's needs is extremely important. You need to feel comfortable with him, trust him and feel safe taking your health concerns to him. It took me a lot ...
Judaism may be getting a boost from a very worldly phenomenon: hipster culture.
Low-income families depending on federal child-care support got a boost last week when the GOP-controlled House passed a bill requiring better quality control and more clear eligibility guidelines.