The Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County has been caring for uninsured residents of Kershaw County for 12 years. The number of patients with diabetes has steadily increased since 1998 when the clinic opened its doors. The First Citizens Foundation helped meet a growing need to focus on the prevention of diabetes in obese patients. Dennis Stuber, senior vice president, (right) is shown presents the check to Dr. Alice Brooks, (center) clinic medical director, and Tommy Rose, Clinic development volunteer.
In a world where material gain and financial success are held so high, genuine relationships are fast succumbing to the screams for attention from the petty distractions of our day. We live in a world that is too busy updating Facebook and Twitter statuses and texting or e-mailing to notice and appreciate what is right in front of our faces. We are so caught up with trying to connect to the world, we can't connect to those around us; we can't even enjoy the pleasant company of who we are with because we are too distracted by the ...
The 21 annual Hospital Auxiliary golf tournament was held Sept. 17 at White Pines Golf Course. Teams sponsored by businesses and individuals participated in the Captain's Choice competition.
Bishop Isaac Miller of the Divine Faith Church has spent 27 years dedicated to looking after the well-being of people in Bethune. While the small church he founded in 1983 serves as a source of spiritual comfort for a congregation of approximately 50 members, the church also provides a monthly outreach to the community by serving the gift of food to up to 85 families by serving as a Mobile Food Pantry (MFP) site for Harvest Hope Food Bank.
At the September meeting of the Hobkirk Hill Chapter NSDAR Community Service Chairman Pat Watts presented two Community Service Awards for outstanding contributions to the community. The recipients, pictured in the accompanying photographs, were Mary Ellen Jordan and Atty. Ed Royal. Elva Pitsenbarger, community service award chairman, is also pictured.
For years, parents have posed the question, "Does music really make my child smarter?" The answer is yes! There have been countless studies conducted to solidify this argument. Music influences humans in ways that are instant and long lasting. Music can not only increase your IQ, but also has an influence on memory and the way people learn.
The Family Resource Center (FRC) announced applications are being accepted until Nov. 29, for volunteer board of directors positions.
Several months ago, David M. Williams Jr. and his wife, Dorothy Williams found a large number of containers in a farm storage building that had not been opened since the 1950s. The containers were filled with letters written to and from world famous weapons inventor and gun maker, David "Carbine" Williams.
If you are into 18th century warfare, are a history buff, or just want to enjoy a special day with the family, you won't want to miss the annual 40th Revolutionary War Field Days on Nov. 6 and 7 at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site.
Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (WELCA) at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church used August as mission emphasis month in support of the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County. In addition to learning about the Clinic and volunteer opportunities, WELCA members hosted an open house on Aug. 23 so that church members could meet the staff and tour the facilities. St Timothy's collected donations for the Clinic throughout August. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans provided supplemental funding. Pictured presenting a check for $1,894 to the Clinic are Ann Duckworth, WELCA project chairman and Clinic volunteer, Anne Compton ...
The Elks National Foundation (ENF) "Most Valuable Student Scholarship" applications are now available. The ENF awards $2.3 million each year in college scholarships to a total of 500 high school seniors nationwide through its most valuable student scholarship contest.
Doby's Mill Elementary School will host its fourth annual Health, Fitness, and Conservation Fair on Oct. 22. The fair is sponsored by Breaker's Cafe staff and the School Improvement Council. The fair will last from 5;30 to 6:30 p.m. Local vendors will be present to showcase healthy food services, health screenings, exercise options and conservation awareness. Shred 360 will also be present to offer complimentary paper shredding services. There is no cost to attend and those in attendance are encouraged to take a walk around the fitness trail for a lap or two. The fair ...
The second annual United Way Pajama Party was a success, according to United Way staff. More than 50 women attended and about 75 pairs of pajamas were donated to New Day on Mill and Sistercare.
During the month of October, get a PINK streak (temporary or permanent) put into your hair to show your support for breast cancer awareness for $5. All proceeds will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Camden High School's volleyball team is participating in the Dig Pink National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally during the month of October. The girls are promoting breast health education in the community as well as raising funds to help eradicate breast cancer.
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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