As we approach the vote on the city referendum, I wanted to comment on my support for the YMCA as the third party to run our sports complex.
As a retired educator I am very disappointed with a couple of decisions that the Kershaw County Council has made.
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Patricia A. "Patticakes" Ellsworth, 58, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2012. Born in Cleveland, OH, she was a daughter of Roberto Rivera and the late Margaret Rivera.
Mrs. Gloria Jean Cheatham, 68, of 49 Belmont Drive, Camden, SC, passed on Sunday, October 14, 2012. Fueral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.
The City of Camden, the Kershaw County School District, the Kershaw County Recreation Department and Let's Move Cities and Towns are teaming up to present the second annual Mini-Olympics of Kershaw County.
Funeral services celebrating the life of Shirley Gardner McFarland, 76, of Camden, was held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 14, 2012 At Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Burial followed at Hermitage Baptist Church. Rev. Andy Hunter officiated. The family received friend from 4:00-5:30 PM, Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mrs. McFarland's memory to Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Mr. Willie Bill Canty, 86, of 30 Chestnut Street, Norwalk, Conneticut and formerly of Camden, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, October 9, 2012. Born in Camden, he was the son of the late Ned and Mary Hayes Canty. A Celeberation of Life Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, at Saint Paul United Methodist Church, with burial in church cemetery with military honors, Camden. Mr. Canty will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. for viewing. Brown's Funeral Home, Camden is serving the Canty family.
Mr. Lindsey "LA" Allen, 76, of 465 Easy Street, Camden, entered into eternal rest on Friday, October 12, 2012. Born in Boykin, he was the husband of Margie Preston Allen and the son of the late Abraham and Janie Taylor Allen.
I doubt there is a soul in this town who wouldn't agree that the YMCA is a wonderful institution. It is, but the miracles writers claim it will bring leave me wondering why every town hasn't built one yesterday!
(Editor's Note: the C-I was unable to print this letter prior to Kershaw County Council's Oct. 9 meeting. Despite the timing, we believe the author has the right for his opinion to be viewed by the public during this election season. The letter has been edited to reflect that council's meeting took place prior to publication.)
Last week, the Camden High girls' tennis team dismantled Region 4-AAA foes Lower Richland and Dreher, while dropping a non-conference match to West Florence.
Tuesday: Camden at Westwood (TEN – 4:30 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Irmo (TEN – 5:30 p.m.)Fairfield Central at North Central (VB – 6:45 p.m.); Camden at Westwood (VB – 7 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Irmo (VB – 7 p.m.)
Previous year's box seat and reserved parking space holders have until Friday, Feb. 13, to secure their spaces for the 2015 Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races in Camden.
The Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department will hold a pair of umpire certification clinics for those individuals seeking to work Dixie Youth and/or Dixie Boys and Dixie Majors baseball games this spring and summer.
Even though the calendar just turned to January and cold weather is on the way, it is not too early to be thinking about the warmer days of spring.