Excitement was seen and heard from Wateree Elementary kindergarten students Ally Collins, Addi English, Addison Greenwood, Caroline Kerwin, Cassidy Mosley, Teagan Rabon, London Bailey, Emmy Sarabia, Noah Bounsavath, Christian Lawson, Davis Catoe, Keyton Baker, Bailey Settles, Garrett Williams, Evelyn Villalobos, Damien Wilkes, Michael Spear and Landen Farmer as they went out for a quick run in the snow.
At Mother Goose on the Loose, Librarian Lauren Decker (above) reads to children who attended story time. Children and their parents played games and sang songs during the interactive story time at Elgin Library last Monday morning.
Funeral Services for James Odell Blackwell, 97, will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at New Life Christian Outreach, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Cameron, the Rev. John Mims and the Rev. Donald Goude will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Life Christian Outreach, 411 Hwy 601 S., Lugoff, S.C. 29078.
Funeral services for James William "Buddy" Casey Jr., 61, will be held Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral home with burial to follow in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Eric Boone will officiate. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 2:00-3:00 p.m. prior to the service at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.
A graveside service to celebrate the life of Paul W. Ogle, 64, of Cary, NC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, February 14, 2014 in Quaker Cemetery in Camden, SC. Rev. Kyle Allen will officiate. Memorials may be made in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or Free to Breathe, 1 Point Place, Suite 200, Madison, WI 53719.
Ben "Pike" Rost, 69, of Camden, South Carolina and formerly Piopolis passed away at 8:00 A.M. Friday, February 7, 2014 at his home. Visitation for the family will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro.
Mrs. Novella "Bibbie" Hurst Watson, age 82, died Monday, February 10, 2014 at her home. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m., Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Ruby Baptist Church. Internment will be a private family service in the Watson Cemetery
Bethune Elementary students in grades K-5 recently participated in an Arbor Day Celebration led by Ms. Martha McCaskill. The students came together to sing songs, recite poems, and do skits that celebrated the benefits that trees add to our environment. Both staff and student's worked together and did an excellent job.
A.W. Duo, a piano and cello duo made up of pianist Alyona Aksyonova and cellist James Waldo, will perform a benefit concert at Grace Episcopal Church in Camden on March 28. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. at the church, 1315 Lyttleton St.. Proceeds from the concert will support Heartfelt Home Repair, Grace Church's ministry to the elderly and underprivileged.
Benjamin Franklin famously remarked, "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail." That thought is as true today as it was more than two centuries ago, and it's as important for organizations as it is for individuals. Planning allows both people and organizations to identify strengths, recognize challenges, maximize resources, and plot a course for the future.
February 10, 2014|
By Terry Gunn, interim KershawHealth CEO
C-I contributing columnist