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Local church celebrates 140th anniversary

"Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for 140 years" is the theme of the activities Emmanuel United Methodist Church will celebrate for its 140th anniversary. The church is located at 1163 Bishopville Highway.

October 29, 2010 | | Localife


Happy 60th Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Dennie Riley are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this year. Dennie and Flossie were married on Oct. 28th, 1950 in Springfield, Ga. Formerly of Savannah, Ga., they have lived in Camden since 1981. They are members of Mt. Moriah Bapt. Church where they serve in many ministries. They devote many hours volunteering in the soup kitchen, and visiting the sick in the community. They are blessed with one son and two daughters. Listed with their spouses are Calvin and Minnie Riley, Sandra and Johnny Owens, and Wanda and Taylor Reedy. They also have 5 grandchildren, Corey, Collen ...

October 29, 2010 | | Localife


Celebrating 50 years together

Joe and Barb Bukowski of Lugoff will celebrate their 50th anniversary with friends and family Oct. 29. They were married in Ohio on Oct. 29, 1961.

October 29, 2010 | | Localife


Shotgun wedding notice

Who wants to be married in the most unforgettable wedding of the year?

October 29, 2010 | | Localife


Local AKA ladies donate products to Sistercare

During this month's IMPACT meeting at the Health Resource Center the Iota Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. donated products such as clothes, child care and toiletry items to Sistercare. Sistercare is a United Way partner that provides services and shelter for battered women. Pictured from left are AKA members Kathrine Wright, Alfred Mae Drakeford, Cynthia Elders with Sistercare, Pearl Boswell, Louisa S. Watkins and Christine Lawson.

October 29, 2010 | Keri Boyce | Localife


Rusty Davis Band to perform at Finally Friday

It's time for the Halloween edition of Finally Friday free outdoor concert series at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC). This month the Rusty Davis Band will take the stage for this special edition of Finally Friday. Along with the concert, there will be a special "trunk r' treat" competition, face painting, and costume contests for both children and adults. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes in several categories as well as for best decorated trunk. The fun begins at 6 p.m., Friday behind the Wood Auditorium stage.

October 27, 2010 | | Localife


Bethune Lions and Woman’s clubs united for common cause

The Bethune Lions Club and the Bethune Woman's Club have similar objectives -- to work toward the betterment of their community by promoting its civic, cultural, educational, and social welfare. To this end, these two clubs work closely together. The clubs are voluntary service organizations committed to undertaking humanitarian projects within their community.

October 27, 2010 | | Localife


FRC hosts teen dating violence workshop

The Family Resource Center (FRC) will host "Let's Talk About IT!" a workshop for women and teen girls to discuss the realities of teen dating violence and the importance of healthy relationships.

October 22, 2010 | | Localife


Community Medical Clinic receives $10,000 grant from First Citizens Foundation

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.

October 22, 2010 | | Localife


A tea party with the finest china

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 ...

October 22, 2010 | Christina Stokes CHS Columnist | Localife


Hospital Auxiliary names winners of golf tourney, provides scholarships to local students

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.

October 22, 2010 | | Localife


Mobile food pantry visits Divine Faith Church

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.

October 20, 2010 | | Localife


DAR ladies present awards

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.

October 18, 2010 | | Localife


Music education proved to make smarter students

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.

October 15, 2010 | Dylan Sims NCHS Columnist | Localife


Family Resource Center accepting applications for board of directors

The Family Resource Center (FRC) announced applications are being accepted until Nov. 29, for volunteer board of directors positions.

October 15, 2010 | | Localife


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Local veterans respect the flag through disposal

Members of American Legion Post 195, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8346 and AMVETS Post 33 recently joined together for an annual tradition: the disposal -- through burning -- of unserviceable American flags. The ceremony took place at VFW Post 8346's headquarters in Ridgeway, with all three posts participating in different parts of the ceremony.

July 23, 2014 | | Localife


Clemson Extension announces contest, workshop

The Kershaw County Clemson Extension Service is assisting with a tomato contest coming up Saturday, and is sponsoring a pesticide calibration and safety workshop on August 15.

July 23, 2014 | | Localife


Cub Scouts enjoy day camp

Local Boy Scouts of America spent the last week of June volunteering at a Cub Scout Day Camp.

July 23, 2014 | | Localife


Auditions set for Kelley’s Fine Arts Camden Crew Junior and Camden Crew Senior Dance teams

Summer dance students will have the opportunity to audition for the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) and Kelley's Fine Arts (KFA) Junior and Senior Camden Crew Dance Teams, Friday, July 25 in the FAC Dance Studio. Times are set by dance styles and are as follows:

July 21, 2014 | | Localife


Camden Lions Club installs new officers

The Camden Lions Club recently installed new officers and thanked the community for its support of club programs, having collected more than 1,300 pairs of used eye glasses. Boxes are located at the Food Lion shopping center in Lugoff, Rubin Eye Care Center in the K-Mart shopping center, the Walmart Vision Center, Belk and the Food Lion shopping center in Dusty Bend. The club supplied these glasses to local church groups for those in need in Honduras and Guatemela. Camden Lions have also assisted with eye operations and hearing aids for the needy. The club meets on the second ...

July 18, 2014 | | Localife


The karate kid

Lainey Williams, a rising third grader at Camden Elementary School (CES), recently competed in karate nationals in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She is the national champion for kata (forms) and won bronze in kubodo (weapons) and kumite (sparring). This qualified her for Junior Olympics. She is the superregional champion in the 8-year-old female category for kubodo and won silver in kumite, and bronze in kata. She is also the North Carolina Champion in all three events. Lainey studies karate at Carolina Family Karate under Shihan Bob and Sensei Matt. All five members of her team placed in the top four nationals ...

July 18, 2014 | | Localife


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