Jackson School fifth-grader LaBria Wilson and North Central Middle School eighth-grader Rachel Robinson have been named the Kershaw County School District winners in the 2011 State Superintendent's Writing Awards Program.
Faith Amick's fifth-grade class at Midway Elementary School finished their study of folktales and fairytales by sharing stories with children from the kindergarten classes. The fifth-graders each prepared a favorite story to read aloud at a special storytime in the school media center that delighted the kindergarteners. Here, Donovan Holloman is enthralled by Paul Zelinsky's version of "Rumpelstiltskin" as read by Ashley Sims.
Wateree Elementary School's fifth-graders reenacted scenes from the book "Ruby Bridges" as part of their Black History Month celebration. Students/"federal marshals" Seth Branham, Bridges Young, William Christianson and Zac Branham offer police protection to Ruby, portrayed by Tayjah Steele, as she enters the all-white school for the very first time.
Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Crosland (Jay) Lindsay, Jr. of Columbia are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Catherine, to Mr. Jason Nicholas Finley, both from Mount Pleasant. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Langston (Lanny) Finley, III of Camden.
The Weatherization and Repair Ministry (WARM) completed it's latest project on Dec. 30-31. The 140 volunteers worked together to repair 15 homes in Kershaw County. WARM is supported by local churches including Camden First UMC, Emmanuel UMC, Gordon Street Church of God, Lyttleton Street UMC, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, River Church, Salem UMC, Spring Hill UMC, St. John UMC, St. Matthew Baptist, St. Matthew UMC, St. Paul UMC, Union Baptist Church and Unity UMC. If you or your church would like to be a part of the ministry, contact Lyttleton St. UMC at 432-3191.
Curtis Leon Drakeford, 66, of 2002 DeKalb School Road in Camden, died Friday, March 25, 2011. Friends may visit at 1945 DeKalb School Road in Camden.
Graveside memorial services to celebrate the life of Margaret M. Duvall, 87,of Melbourne, Fla., will be held Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 11:00 AM in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Rev. Ron Taylor will officiate. Memorials may be in Mrs. Duvall's memory to the Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid State-SC, 3223 Sunset Blvd., Suite 100, West Columbia, SC 29169.
• If ever a college coach deserved firing, it was Bruce Pearl, the Tennessee basketball head man who lied to NCAA investigators about recruiting violations he'd committed, and then committed additional illegal acts after denying he had done anything wrong in the first place. Pearl was a flamboyant coach who took the Volunteers to basketball heights they'd seldom attained, but his cheating was too flagrant to ignore.
I attended a funeral this week and after the coffin was closed for the last time and the family was preparing to enter, the funeral director had to announce to those in attendance to be careful to obey all traffic laws because there would be no police escort as there had been in the past.
Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham, City Manager Kevin Bronson, City Economic Development Director Wade Luther and Sheriff Jim Matthews have all agreed to be "celebrity" dunking booth "victims" for the second annual City Slickers Car Show & Fund Raiser for Relay for Life Saturday.
The following are menus for Kershaw County schools for the week of March 28-April 1:
The Boykin Spring Fling Untimed Trail Ride will return May 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Red Bank Farm in the Boykin community.
The Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County offers out patient care to Kershaw County residents who have no health insurance and can not pay for health care or medications. The clinic is recruiting volunteers to staff the front desk, to screen new patients for eligibility, to fill medication orders and to serve on special event and fundraising committees. There is also a special need for health professionals such as RN's, CNA's, or medical assistants to take vital signs and blood sugar levels.
Above The Rim X III Part 2, a double elimination for age groups 11U and 17U, will be held at Rhame City Arena, 517 Bull St., Camden April 8 - 10. Registration fees are $100 if paid on or prior to March 27 deadline and $150 after deadline but before April 2. Maximum of 15 players and four coaches per team. Rosters must be submitted by deadline. Proceeds will benefit the Women on the Move Inc. Scholarship Fund. For information, contact Regina Warren-Crim at (803) 549-2454 or Lodith Missouri Dean at (803) 427-0119
By Austin Jenkins
Even though the Carolina Cup is more than a month away, reserved parking spaces are selling at a brisk pace.
The Royals AAU youth basketball teams will host tryouts in both Camden and Bishopville for its boys and girls' teams.
Invitations for the Carolina Cup steeplechase races were sent out to those on the organization's mailing list last Friday. And tickets and parking spaces for the event are now on sale.