Stover Middle School (SMS) art students recently added a few artistic touches to their learning environment.
At left, the Page Turners Book Club (for boys only) has begun meeting every Thursday afternoon in the library at North Central Middle School. "We're full to capacity," says school librarian Cindy Sparks. The 12 boys will meet for 10 weeks and are enjoying the book Stranded 2: Trial by Fire by author Jeff Probst, best associated with the Survivor TV series. Along with reading together, the boys enjoy an after school snack, hands on activities related to the book and weekly door prizes. Members receive official membership cards and club bracelets, above right. Club activities are featured on ...
Bethune Elementary students in grades K-5 recently participated in an Arbor Day Celebration led by Ms. Martha McCaskill. The students came together to sing songs, recite poems, and do skits that celebrated the benefits that trees add to our environment. Both staff and student's worked together and did an excellent job.
A.W. Duo, a piano and cello duo made up of pianist Alyona Aksyonova and cellist James Waldo, will perform a benefit concert at Grace Episcopal Church in Camden on March 28. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. at the church, 1315 Lyttleton St.. Proceeds from the concert will support Heartfelt Home Repair, Grace Church's ministry to the elderly and underprivileged.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Enright Moore, III. announce the engagement of Miss Ferrol O'Connor Moore of Charleston, SC, to Mr. Dylan Michael Forrester of Charleston, SC.
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is pleased to bring Edward Arron & Friends to Camden for the second concert of the three-part Chamber Music Series on Tuesday. The concert will begin at 7 p.m., immediately following a cocktail hour beginning at 6 p.m. The concert will feature selections by Mozart, Brahms, Schumann and Turina. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the concert, with a student ticket for $15. Special sponsorship is provided by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, the Frederick S. Upton Foundation, Tom & Virginia Ann Mullikin, Bank of America, Kennedy Insurance ...
Kershaw County schools superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan serves members of the Junior Leadership Kershaw County class during its social and dinner etiquette session held Jan. 20 at the Millpond Restaurant in Boykin. Students received a course in formal dining etiquette from cotillion facilitator Sara Fakoury who guided the class of high school juniors and seniors through a session of dos and don'ts as they enjoyed a four-course meal prepared by Mark Price of the restaurant. In addition to Morgan, other servers included Terri Teed, Julie Trott and Bill Copp, all members of the Camden Kiwanis Club, which is a ...
Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (PTHS) and Camden First Baptist (CFB) Kindergarten and Children's Center recently celebrated their 100th day of school with programs, activities and a balloon release.
By Austin Jenkins
By HALEY ATKINSON
Camden High School student Nicholas Ranges, center, will represent Camden's James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 in the Legion's Quadrant competition of the American Legion High School Oratorical Contest to be held Feb. 15 at Columbia's Post 130. The four Quadrant winners will compete in the state finals. Ranges stands with his grandfather Foy Thompson, left, and Post 17 contest chairman Richard Lackey, right.
The Bassett Gallery at the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is currently accepting artist materials for consideration for exhibition in the Bassett Gallery to be scheduled from September 2014 through May 2015. All submissions will be considered for both solo and group exhibitions.
Camden ART welcomes back, Wim Roefs, owner of the 'if ART Gallery' in Columbia. He will speak to the group's members and guests on the topic of The Gallery/Artist relationship.
By HALEY ATKINSON
Camden Rotary President Alfred Mae Drakeford, left, presents Kathy Hall with a check for $2,000 which represents a Rotary Grant and contributions made by Camden Rotary Club during the "Rotary Has Heart" campaign. Funds will go to the Sacks of Love program. Also pictured is Camden Rotary Club project chair Jeffrey Graham.
Due to the recent snow and ice storm, the Lee County Historical Society cancelled its Feb. 11 meeting. The guest speaker for that meeting, Mr. Isaac Joe, has been rescheduled for the March meeting on Tuesday.
Bethesda Presbyterian Church will offer a five-week workshop, Dementia Dialogues, designed to educate and inform persons who care for those who exhibit signs and symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias.
The Cat In the Hat visited Mt. Pisgah Elementary School to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America. Here, he is shaking hands with kindergartener Emily Denton.
The West Wateree Rotary announces the first inaugural Wild Game Dinner and Silent Auction the evening of April 5 at Old McCaskill Farm in Rembert to raise money for graduating Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) seniors. Club President Amy Schofield describes the event as "down-home and delicious," with wide support from the community. "I'm particularly excited by how we will be showcasing local talent. Hunters in our club provided the game, local musicians will provide the blue grass, and a wonderful local farm will be providing a great setting and a great cook."
The Camden Junior Welfare League (CJWL) is now accepting applications for grant money to be awarded to 501 (c) (3) organizations specifically dealing with children in the Kershaw County area. Grants range from $250.00 to $2,500.00.
Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) agricultural education students attended the state Future Farmers of America (FFA)-sponsored Legislators Appreciation Day in Columbia on Feb.19.
Jeanette and Tommy Anderson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 1 with their family. The Andersons were married March 1, 1964 at Highway Pentecostal Holiness in Elgin by the late Rev. N. D. Sellers. They remain active and devoted members of the Highway Church.
As a child I will never forget getting the opportunity to participate in the worship service on Palm Sunday. For most congregations it is customary to have the children of the church come into the sanctuary waving palm branches at some point during the service to help give everyone a visual of the great celebration that Jesus experienced as he made His entry into Jerusalem the week of his crucifixion. As much as I love the celebration that surrounds Palm Sunday and Easter, we as believers do ourselves a disservice if we don't also understand just what it is ...
By HALEY ATKINSON
The Camden Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday at Proctor Hall. This will be a business meeting so there will be no speaker or program. Elections will be held for new officers for the upcoming year.
The King Haiglar Garden Club will meet on Monday at 3:30 p.m. Mary Acken, Nancy Wylie and Carolyn McKittrick will provide refreshments. The meeting will be held at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in the Performing Arts Wing.
By HALEY ATKINSON
The Camden Community Concert Band (CCCB) will present its winter concert on Sunday at the Performing Arts Center at Camden High School. Start time is 3 p.m. and admission is free. The CCCB is under direction of founding conductor Pat Wylie. This concert season ia Wylie's last as conductor. After more than 30 years as the band's leader, he ia stepping down as the conductor. "We are dedicating this season to Pat," said Johnny Deal, the band's business manager. "Pat is the reason the CCCB has been in our community for over 30 years."
By Austin Jenkins
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