For several months I have followed the debate about a new YMCA in Camden. To date, however, only City Council and the director of the YMCA in Columbia have formulated a plan to build and operate a new facility here. There are possible alternatives. Therefore, I am proposing the following as a means to accomplish the same objective:
WASHINGTON -- On perfectly beautiful days such as these, it is impossible to conceive of conflict.
Photo cutline -- Preparing For Open House -- Barbara Kelly, Donnie McLeod, and Hughie Brown prepare copies of their schedules for their parents to follow during Open House at Camden Junior High School.
The following real estate transfers were recently recorded in the Kershaw County Assessor's office:
Funeral service for Ronald Blanding, 63, of Scott Street in Camden, will be held Friday, Nov. 4, at 11 a.m. at Gordon Street Church of God, 1707 Gordon St., Camden, with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Friends may visit at 1216 Belton Court.
There is little pressure that can rival the heat of a presidential campaign, and Herman Cain isn't doing the greatest job of dealing with the scrutiny aimed at White House hopefuls. Cain has great appeal -- he's a plain-spoken guy who doesn't apologize for his positions, he has a concept that would radically change the country's impossibly complicated tax system and he retains a certain populist position that is playing well with many voters during these turbulent economic times. Cain, a virtual unknown only a few months ago, is running neck-and-neck with Mitt Romney in Republican polls.
"I'd prop him up and put a pair of dark glasses on him and keep him as long as I could."
Vera Q. Stokes, 80, of Richmond Va., passed away on Oct 1, 2011.
A celebration of life service for William Ernest Wagner, 66, of Camden, will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. The Rev. Steve Patterson and the Rev. David Weaver Sr. will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, Lutheran Hospice or the Alzheimer's Association.
Given Webster, 82, of Camden, died Tuesday, November 1, 2011.
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.
The "Step Up for Sullivan Memorial Walk" will be held Nov 5 with registration beginning at 9 a.m. and the walk starting at 10 a.m. The events will be held at the Lugoff Elgin High School Stadium. The fundraising event is sponsored by MADD Kershaw County in honor of what would have been Sullivan Spradley's 12th birthday. Participants can walk in memory of loved ones who were lost due to alcohol related automobil crashes. Registration is $25 with a T-shirt included. Students age 14 and up are $10. Children 13 and under free. For more information, call ...
The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is planning a very special evening on Friday. The Equine Triumvirate: Lauren Allen, Libby Bussinah & Rachel Parker, a celebration of the equine industry through art opens in the Bassett Gallery with a reception from 5:30-7 p.m. followed by the Charles Wadsworth & Friends concert at 7 p.m. The exhibit will run through Dec. 2.
The American Legion Auxiliary Sanders Stoney Unit 203 Education Chairman, Janet Potts (far left), along with Vice President, Patricia Bush (far right), donated money to media specialist, Paulette Williams (left center) and Principal Matia Goodwin in honor of Mr. Andrew James to Jackson Elementary School for the purchase of library books.
Camden High's JROTC presented the Colors at a recent meeting of the S.C. Board of Education. Rose Sheheen (left), a member of the Board of Education and a retired Kershaw County educator, and S.C. Superintendent of Education Dr. Mick Zais (fourth from left) greeted the cadets, who included (from second left) Dilon Price, Ashley Williams, Quavian Belton, Daryl Richardson and Chantel Goodson and Camden High JROTC Instructor retired Col. Tim Webb.
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.