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Local cook wins first place for cake at S.C. State Fair

Jenny Elyand of Lugoff took home a first place ribbon for her cake (pictured above) in the S.C. State Fair Home and Craft Cake Decorating contest. Elyand competed in the amateur division and won a $37 for her efforts. This is the first cake she has entered in a contest. "I've been making cakes as a hobby for a while, but I never did anything like this," she said. "It really wasn't as hard as it looks."

November 15, 2010 | | Localife


Little, Teen Miss Kershaw County crowned

The Little Miss/Teen Miss Camden-Kershaw County pageant was held on Oct. 23 in Camden. The winners in each category will represent Camden and Kershaw County in the Little Miss South Carolina pageant to be held in Hartsville, June 2011. The winners in the younger divisions are:

November 15, 2010 | | Localife


Eagle Scout completes prayer garden for Lugoff Church

Tyler Hand, above, built a prayer garden as his Eagle Scout Project for the Lugoff First Baptist Church Cemetery. Tyler is a senior patrol leader in Troop 303, Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden. The troop is part of the Wateree district of the Indian Waters Council. Tyler has been a scout since starting as a tiger cub in first grade. He is currently attending Lugoff-Elgin High School as a freshman. Tyler has earned 24 merit badges including 12 Eagle badges. Tyler broke ground for his Eagle Scout project at the end of August and recently competed it. Tyler ...

November 12, 2010 | | Localife


Kershaw County bands wrap up successful season

When you think of something competitive, what do you think about? Most people relate it to a sport, such as football or basketball. When I think of something competitive, I think about marching band. Every year, thousands of high school students across the state work from mid-July through October to prepare for marching band competitions. This is no different in our county. This year, all three high schools: Lugoff-Elgin, Camden, and North Central bands all participated in competitions this season.

November 12, 2010 | Dylan Sims NCHS Columnist | Localife


Date set for Lights of Lugoff parade

The 2010 Lights of Lugoff Parade will be held Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. As in the past, the parade will travel down U.S. 1 from the BP Station to S.C. 34, or the McDonald's. The Lights of Lugoff Parade is one of the few night time parades in the state. The annual parade sponsor is the Lugoff Optimist Club along with local businesses. Parade entry forms can be obtained at the First Palmetto Bank in Lugoff or by visiting www.lightsoflugoff.com. For questions, contact parade chairperson Sherri Bar at 420-0146.

November 12, 2010 | | Localife


Happy 90th Birthday!

Polly Todd of Camden celebrated her 90th birthday on Nov. 6. She is the widow of the late Archie "Bubber" Todd Jr. She was born Nov. 6, 1920 in Anderson and moved to Camden in 1970 with her family. She retired from teaching math at Camden High School in 1982. Mrs. Todd celebrated her birthday last Saturday with family and friends at Pinedale Residential Center in Camden.

November 12, 2010 | | Localife


United Way partners to put end to hunger and homelessness

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is being observed across the country the week before Thanksgiving. The Kershaw County Housing Partnership is sponsoring the following local events with the hope that all citizens will participate in at least one event.

November 10, 2010 | | Localife


Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County in need of volunteers

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.

November 10, 2010 | | Localife


CCM in need

Christian Community Ministries is in need of these items for the food pantry:

November 10, 2010 | | Localife


Camden Media to sponsor community publicity seminar

Do you handle the publicity for a local community organization, non-profit group, civic club, charitable organization, church, garden club, school group, reunion committee or other group? Camden Media Co., publisher of the Chronicle-Independent and West Wateree Chronicle, invites you to a one-hour seminar on the best way to get your information published in our newspapers.

November 10, 2010 | | Localife


CHS students design scarecrows for class

More than 700 students participated in the Scarecrow Project at Camden High School (CHS) as part of Team Read Week. The 33 classes that participated created almost 40 scarecrows that are now on display in the Camden High School Library. Each scarecrow had to be designed by using certain elements that students learned in particular classes. Meredith Kirkland's integrated business application class posed with their robot scarecrow, "Ram." The scarecrows will be on display until Thanksgiving.

November 08, 2010 | | Localife


Camden Garden Club to host 'bold and beautiful' themed meeting

Last month, the Camden Garden Club had a fabulous meeting. It was a perfect day in a perfect setting. The home had large picture windows from every room creating an open airy feeling as you looked out over Colonial Lake.

November 05, 2010 | | Localife


Camden Junior Welfare League gives community service award

Sarah Hammond, Camden Junior Welfare League president, presented Camden Police Chief Joe Floyd with the community service award at the fall dinner meeting on Oct. 4 at the Mill Pond Steakhouse in Boykin.

November 05, 2010 | | Localife


King Haiglar Garden Club takes field trip

The King Haiglar Garden Club will gather at the home of Nancy Wylie, 414 Laurens St. Camden for a field trip. All attending should be at Nancy's by 11:20 a.m. on Monday for departure.

November 05, 2010 | | Localife


Camden Fire Department acquires pet oxygen masks

The Camden Fire Department (CFD) has placed into two sets of oxygen mask for household pets into service. The department has received two sets of these oxygen mask for pets along with training videos on their use from a Charleston group, Oxygen Masks For Pets, headed up by Janet Fincannon. Each set contains three masks that will fit small, medium and large pets. These masks have features that will allow them to be used on conscious and unconscious animals. The donation of these specially designed (and potentially lifesaving) pet oxygen mask sets will enable the CFD to efficiently administer oxygen ...

November 05, 2010 | | Localife


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