The United Way of Kershaw County will host its third annual Chili Cook-off Saturday at downtown Camden's Town Green. Music will be provided by Fair Jam from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Reflections from 12 to 3 p.m. Chili will be served from 12 to 2 p.m. Premier sponsors of the event are SAFE Federal Credit Union and Lugoff Automotive Group.
Pam Chickering was all set to deliver an end to the season talk to her Camden High girls' cross country team following Saturday's AAA Lower State qualifying meet at Clemson's Sandhills Research Park facility in Columbia.
Clarke Ohrstrom's Kisser N Run made a strong case for the National Steeplechase Association's Life's Illusion Filly and Mare Championship when she scored a 1 3/4-length victory in the $50,000 Crown Royal Stakes, co-feature of the 29th annual Steeplechase at Callaway on Saturday, Nov. 2.
Funeral services celebrating the life of John Henry (Johnny) Stein, 69, of Jefferson, will be held at 3:00 PM Monday, November 4, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery. Rev. Hope Avins will officiate. The family will receive friends at 2:00 PM until the time of the service at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Stein's memory to First Kershaw United Methodist Church, 305 W. Church St., Kershaw, SC 29067.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County, in partnership with Columbia Children's Theatre (CCT) are pleased to present the teen production of Harry's Hotter at Twilight, Thursday through Sunday. The production will be held in the Wood Auditorium of the FAC. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students, seniors and military. Show times are 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 3 p.m. on Sunday. The show is sponsored by Modern Turf.
Brennan Ashlyn Stevens of Camden and Evan Porter Brown of Irmo were married at Lakeview Baptist Church in Camden on September 7, 2013 at 5 p.m. Reverend Stephen Speaks officiated the traditional double-ring ceremony.
Graveside service for Wanda Kay Parker Jackson, 57, will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 Fair Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.
• We're glad to see Catharine Ammons and James Watson of Kershaw County sentenced to long prison terms for their role in abusing Ammons' daughter (see today's front page). The couple battered her unmercifully, and the little girl's barely survived broken bones, damaged organs and malnutrition. They were given 20 years in prison, and we hope they'll ponder their misdeeds during their long years beyond bars, which is exactly where they belong.
Funeral service for Mr. Alfred Alexander, 72, of Stamford, CT, formerly of Camden will be held Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 2:00 P.M. at Gordon Street Church of God with burial in the Cedars Cemetery. Friends may visit at 316 King Street in Camden. Collins Funeral Home is in carge of the arrangements.