I have two sons, both participate in all recreation department sports activities and have for the past eight years; I plan to continue to support the recreation department and would love the opportunity to support a local YMCA. A community YMCA would offer my entire family a facility to be together in one location with various physical activities for each of us. A community YMCA would also offer activities year round as well as provide an arena for competition sports, which would in turn generate income for our community.
Lurlene King Toole passed away peacefully on September 23, 2012 in her home in Columbia. She was a long time resident of Columbia, Lugoff, and Cheraw, S.C. She was preceded in death by her mother, Bernice McKenzie King and father, Everette Landrum King.
Memorial services to celebrate the life of Billy R. Wilson, 77, of Camden, will be held at 3:00PM, Wednesday, September 26. 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Bobby James will officiate. Family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30PM, Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Wilson's memory to Wateree Baptist Church, 2024 Haile Street, Camden, SC 29020.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Mary Kennedy Robinson, 72, of Camden, will be held at 1:00PM, Thursday, September 27, 2012 at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church in Camden. Pastor Angela Jennings will officiate. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service beginning at 12:00 noon at the church. Memorials may be made in Mary's memory to St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 1301 Mill Street, Camden, SC 29020.
A gathering of family and friends to celebrate the life of CSM Lester W. Conover, Jr., US Army (Ret'd), 81, will be held Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. A graveside service with full military honors will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. in Fort Jackson National Cemetery.
In response to "YMCA Not a Cure-All," printed Monday, September 13, I feel that it is necessary to clarify how the "Yes to the Y" signs came to be. Camden for the Y is a group of local citizens who independently came together to rally support for establishing a YMCA. [Editor's note: Mrs. Long identified herself to the C-I as a member of Camden for the Y.] Like any other political movement, we discussed ways in which our information could be shared and to raise awareness about the important decision voters face in the November election regarding recreation in ...
Like Mr. James, I have been reading about and discussing the issue of the "Y" over the last year. I have come to the conclusion that this is not about the "Y" as much as it is about how that building will be funded. Sadly, the way the city proposes to fund this, using "H taxes," forces me to come down on the side of "No to the Y."
God's Helpers will celebrate their annual Mother/Daughter Banquet on Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. at the Kershaw County Recreation Department. The guest speaker will be Elder Millie Nelson. Nelson is a Congregational Specialist with the South Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. In this position, Nelson equips and connects local churches to empower them to be effective in ministry to the communities they serve.
A funeral service for Michael Richard Hornsby, 66, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The Rev. Todd Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Kidney Foundation.
The Wateree Football Officials Association and the South Carolina Football Officials Association are looking for anyone interested in becoming high school football officials for the South Carolina High School League Football Officials Association and the Santee Wateree Football Officials Association.