Once again your Lugoff-Elgin Girl Scout Troop No. 968 is reporting on our activities. We have had a very good year and a wonderful summer with four of our girls, Amber Mitchell, Jessica Black, MacKenzie Saverance, and Olivia Lamphere, all earning their Bronze Award. These girls worked hard over the summer making and painting birdhouses, wind chimes, and a bird bath for the residents of Springdale Nursing Home. The girls did a wonderful job and all the people are really enjoying their endeavors.
Blaney Elementary School in Elgin is launching a campaign to fund a half-mile walking track and fitness trial on the school's property. This project will benefit not only Blaney students, but students from nearby Leslie M. Stover Middle School as well as residents of surrounding communities.
An orientation for potential participants in the James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 Annual High School Oratorical Contest will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at Post 17's home on West DeKalb Street in Camden. Contest officials will discuss the subject to be used for oration and explain contest rules.
It's unlikely that today's kids will be asking Santa for a "bird on Bellows, Prussian Dragoon, Tunbridge Tea Sett, or neatly dress'd Wax Baby." That's what Jackie and Patsey Custis received as Christmas gifts from their new stepfather, George Washington, in 1759. Not from under the Christmas tree, mind you. Christmas trees and Santa Claus weren't introduced until the 19th century!
Are you looking for an original, one of a kind gift for that special person on your list? Well, look no further. You're sure to find it at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County's (FAC) annual Holiday Sales Show. Set in the Center's historic Douglas-Reed House (ca. 1812), the show will feature a selection of fine, handcrafted works of art in clay, glass, fiber and wood, along with many other hand-crafted items all made in the USA. This year, more than 40 local and regional artists will participate in this annual shopping extravaganza. The 2011 Holiday ...
Former Camden resident Vicki Bourus will speak at the first meeting of the Family Resource Center Dec. 1 at the Robert Mills Courthouse, 607 Broad Street, at 6 p.m.
The Bethune Womans Club is sponsoring a Bethune Tour of Homes Dec. 4. The tour will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Tickets, which are $10 per person, may be purchased from members of the Womans Club, from Sandhills Bank in Bethune or, on the day of the event at the Bethune Woman's Club, 200 King St. Refreshments will be served at the Woman's Club. The tour includes five homes and four local churches. The home of Cooper and Barbara Segars located at 109 Walton Street was built in 1907 in the Craftsman Style with large ...
In early November, the Camden and West Wateree Rotary Clubs came together to provide shoes for Kershaw County students in need. The program, "Happy Feet", gave deserving children vouchers to purchase a new pair of shoes at the Camden K-Mart.
The Camden Junior Welfare League announces the tour sites for the 35th annual Candlelight Tour of Homes on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 3 to 8 p.m. Twelve sites are featured on the tour and proceeds benefit children in need in Kershaw County.
The Hospital Auxiliary of Kershaw County has begun its annual Lights of Love fund-raising project. The program will continue through Jan. 1, 2012.
Food for the Soul, the Camden-based ministry to the county's hungry and homeless, announced that Jimmy B. Farmer has been named Shelter Manager. Farmer will manage the overnight winter shelter program, which opened for the first time last week.
The Lugoff Garden Club celebrated its 30th anniversary in September. To honor the anniversary, members of the club gathered at Sylvia Varn's Lugoff home to commemorate the occasion. Varn is the only active founding member. The club was founded 30 years ago with 10 charter members. Since then, it has grown to 22 members. The club participates in many gardening projects around the Lugoff community, filling, watering and caring for public area flower beds. The club also donated an owl sculpture to the Camden branch of the Kershaw County Library in honor of Master Gardener and fellow club member ...
The King Haiglar Garden Club held its monthly meeting Monday, Nov. 14, at 3:30 p.m. Eve Montgomery hosted the club at 1902 Carriage House Lane. Nancy Fisher and Frances Hendrix co-hosted.
The Alumni of Lugoff-Elgin High School celebrated with a "Demonfest" on Oct. 21- 22. The all-class reunion was kicked off with a meet and greet party at Gadget's in Lugoff. Family Day was held at Doby's Mill Elementary School and the closing reception was held at the Shriners Club on Kershaw Highway on Saturday evening. Classmates Rebecca Nienow, Tammy King Yarbrough, and Nadine Kinard enjoyed the evening together. The reunion coordinator was Chrissy Goff.
"The Voices of Camden, The Quarrel with Oneself," the popular Tony Scully workshop in writing and performing dramatic monologues, is back on the boards for the 10th time. This performance will feature some of Tony's favorite monologues from the past and is entitled "My Favorite Monologues." Soon to be a book, this is only a small portion of what will be published in the near future. The performance will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the Wood Auditorium. Tickets are $5 at the door.
Reverend Larry D. McCutcheon has been appointed as minister to Camden First United Methodist Church. Rev McCutcheon comes from Trinity United Methodist Church in Orangeburg where he served for 11 years. A spiritual and civic leader, he preaches the gospel and walks the talk throughout various sectors of the community in an extraordinary way, touching the lives of so many with his unique ability to reach all people from all walks of life.
As part of the Kershaw County Library's Summer Reading Program "Every Hero Has a Story," storyteller Sharon Clarke presented a program at both the Camden and Elgin libraries. Clarke, who lives in North Carolina, entertained the audience with both story and music. Her interactive program was enjoyed by the audience, young and old. Clarke involved the audience as she told an old Chinese folk tale, The Magic Wings. Shown from left are Addy Gwynn as the Queen, Clarke, Elizabeth Mensching as the Princess, Lucy Moore as the Grocer's Daughter, and Liberty Mensching as the Goose Girl.
Studying plants is serious business as Wateree Elementary students Colden Baker and Austin Warwick learn about the different parts of a plant.
Karl and Kay Allen of Black River Rescue, and Lucy, part of their four-legged family and co-workers, present a special children's program at the Kershaw County Library. The program included information on their dogs' special talents and what the Allens and their dogs do. The Allens taught the children to "hug a tree" if they ever happen to become lost in the woods because body scents populate and remain trapped under limbs and branches, which can help bloodhounds find and rescue them. Bloodhounds not only have super-sensitive noses -- more than 4 million scent cells -- they also have floppy ears ...
Pine Tree Hill Elementary School (PTHS) student Paisley Beam walks in the Belk's KidFest fashion show in late March. Paisley was one of several PTHS Bullpups featured in the fashion show. During the show, Belk Stores presented PTHS with a $4,154 donation. The store offered customers an opportunity to support local Title I elementary schools during Angel Days, a holiday fundraiser, and 100 percent of the proceeds were given to the school. Belk chose PTHS from among Title I schools in Richland and Kershaw County school districts. A portion of the proceeds will go toward a 21st Century ...
The Salvation Army of the Midlands has a new clothing donation bin at the Russell & Jeffcoat Real Estate Inc. office located at 509 Broad St. in Camden.
Richard Hagins, standing with his daughters, holds a framed joint resolution from the S.C. General Assembly presented during the June 21 morning worship service at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church (LSUMC). State Sen. Vincent Sheheen and State Rep. Laurie Funderburk presented the resolution honoring Hagins for his work with Salkehatchie, LSUMC, and other community service organizations such as United Way and Habitat For Humanity. Hagins and his late wife, Sara, founded the Salkehatchie-Wateree Camp, part of the S.C. United Methodist Church's Salkehatchie Ministry in 1990. Under Hagins' leadership, Salkehatchie-Wateree camp has performed major repairs and renovations to ...
It is mid-afternoon and the temperature outside is broiling -- well above 90 -- and humid. The only relief is an occasional hot gasp of wind which barely stirs listless leaves on tired trees.
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