• U.S. airlines, which tout customer service but don't practice it very often, could take a cue from Lufthansa, the German line which flies many routes between the United States and international destinations. Lufthansa offers incentives for medical doctors to let the airline know when they're aboard, and they reserve a particular seat -- it happens to be 36G -- for the physician, so flight attendants always know where they can find help in an emergency. Now that's a nifty plan that serves everyone's interests.
The Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) National Honor Society (NHS) completed a fundraiser in February for the Children's Hope Bear Drive. The NHS called the drive "Bears for Bear." The drive ran from January 28 to March 1.
Scout Sunday was recently celebrated at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church of Camden. Boy Scouts of Troop 303 and Cub Scout Pack 303 served by welcoming members, distributing bulletins, reading prayers, ushering and assisting with the collection.
The Camden Horse earned first place as the best Sports Specialty Publication or Sports Magazine published by any non-daily newspaper in the state of South Carolina. This is the first year the category has been included in the South Carolina Press Association's (SCPA) annual news contest. Chronicle-Independent (C-I) Editor Martin L. Cahn accepted the award Saturday on behalf of Camden Media Co. Publisher Mike Mischner at the SCPA's annual meeting in Greenville.
Funeral service for Sally Ann Bourgoin, 77, will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Harvest Baptist Church, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Columbia. The Rev. Bill Dulaney will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Harvest Baptist Church, 281 Wildwood Lane, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.
Funeral service with full military honors for Richard Preston Parker, 66, will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday 10:00-11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to KershawHealth Hospice.
Dianne Markwood Thompson passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013 in Camden, South Carolina. Dianne was born in Greensboro, NC and moved to Atlanta, GA, where she spent the majority of her life. She was the daughter of the late Malcom H. and Selma M. Markwood. Dianne was an artist in Atlanta and enjoyed traveling the world. She had moved to Camden in 2011 to be closer to her family.
Mrs. Mary E. Washington, 75, of Reddick Road, Bishopville, S.C. passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Haile's Funeral Home.