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Mom gets new lease on life

Shannon Wessinger

By Tom Didato
Special to The Lancaster News


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Remember When: I’ll just let ol’ Tiger sleep it off

By W.B. Evans

Lancaster folks were a bit antsy the last week of October 1940.
All of this war stuff was taking a toll.

James Williams of Route 4 and Henry Flynn of Elm Street were among the first soldiers whose draft numbers were drawn from a fish bowl in Washington, D.C., that week.

It had been a tough week. Friday night’s weather had messed up the football game between Lancaster and Fort Mill.

The game ended in a 7-7 tie. Some didn’t go ’cause of the rain and the ones who went were mad about the outcome.


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Kirkin' o' the Tartan Nov 4.

First Presbyterian Church, 700 N. Main St., will present is annual Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan service at 11 a.m. Nov. 4.

The ancient tartan ceremonies started in the 1700s as way for Scottish clans to rededicate their families to God.

The service had its beginnings in the United States during World War II, when the late Dr. Peter Marshall preached a series of sermons to raise funds to aid Scottish churches. Dr. Marshall’s sermons were popular. When asked to entitle his May 2, 1943, message, Marshall suggested the tartans name.


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Eula Mae Baker's doll collection

All Dolled Up

By Michele Roberts

Eula Mae Baker has a thing for dolls. Dolls of all shapes, sizes, and textures line the walls of her home in Lancaster, and she can tell you all about each one of them – no matter how long she’s had them. At 88-years-old, she has been building the collection for several decades.


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Mystery, intrigue on tap for GFHTA dinner theater

GREAT FALLS – Murder, mystery, intrigue and a good dose of humor is all on tap for the Great Falls Home Town Association’s first murder mystery dinner theater. The evening of food, fun and murder will unveil a mystery dinner show that spoofs television chefs, old-time detectives, art lovers and chocoholics!


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Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County

New Habitat homeowners get special housewarming

Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County


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Donate a Coat

Let's Keep Lancaster Warm

Let’s Keep Lancaster Warm, sponsored by Hope on the Hill and Development & Construction, LLC, are accepting new or gently used clean coats through Dec. 15. Coats may be donated in the lobbies of Barr Street Gym, Lancaster Fire Department, Lancaster Police Department, Lancaster Sheriff’s Office, Porter Belk Lumber, The Lancaster News, Springs Memorial Hospital and The UPS Store.
Please include coat hangers. Drop-offs can also be collected by calling (803) 313-9744.


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Lasley Ornithology Collection donated to the Charleston Library Society

Continuing the joy

By Sherry Archie

Sometimes hobbies become a passion that turns into a part of who we are. That’s exactly what happened to the late Jim Lasley.  


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Williams honored by Lancaster DSS

By Michele Roberts

The Lancaster County Department of Social Services honored a volunteer on Thursday who has given more than 20 years of service as a member of the Lancaster County DSS Advisory Board.


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American music focus of fall concert

Organizers of the Vivian Major Robinson concert series have a different kind of musical treat in store for their fall concert.


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