One of the many problems in politics today is that many elected officials begin to believe they are smarter than the electorate and feel they should be able to make decisions that contravene public attitudes. They justify this, of course, in a myriad of ways. The recent resignation of a Colorado state senator is the ultimate in arrogance when it comes to ignoring the voters and trying to circumvent the will of the people.
A celebration of life service for Charles Lloyd "Rick" McBride, 66, will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Casey Mills will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Harvest Hope Food Bank, The American Cancer Society, Abby Road Hospice, or the Agape Hospice House.
Funeral service for Benjamin Ashley Lewis Grantham, 40, will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Red Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
A celebration of life service for Andrew Robert Henshaw, 28, will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. The Rev. Michael Leonhardt will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2-3 p.m. at the funeral home.
Amanda Harris, a fourth grade teacher at Jackson School, is the 2013-14 Reading Teacher of the Year. The Kershaw County Reading Council named Harris its teacher of the year during its annual recognition program at Pine Tree Hill Elementary School. Each school in the district had the opportunity to nominate a reading teacher of the year who submitted an application to be critiqued by an external judge.
A graveside service to celebrate the life of Mary Ann Catoe Thompson, 63, of Camden, SC, will be held at 4:00 PM, Thursday, December 5, 2013 in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Camden. Brother Burch Kelly will officiate. A visitation will be held from 6-8 at the Camden Chapel.
"The Community Medical Clinic (CMC) held a festive 15-year anniversary party on November 14 at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County. Four hundred community supporters were invited to a red carpet awards show. Their collective efforts represent a community resolve that has provided health care to more than 5,000 Kershaw County patients from 1998 to 2013. This event was a thank you to clinic volunteers who have unselfishly given their time and financial assistance.
Camden ART's annual fall show will be on exhibit at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County beginning Friday and lasting until Jan. 16. A reception will be held Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Bassett Gallery coinciding with the annual performance of The Nutcracker. (The FAC is closed for Christmas break from Dec. 23 until Jan.) A special viewing of the show during this time can be arranged by calling the FAC at 425-7676.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is holding a poster contest to find the perfect dog to the "image" for the upcoming production of Bark! The Musical. Entries may be made online at www.fineartscenter.org or in person at the FAC office at 810 Lyttleton St. The entry fee is $5.