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United Way celebrates successful year

from United Way of Lancaster County
United Way of Lancaster County works with partner agencies and businesses to look for the most effective way to help people gain access to educational, economic and health-related opportunities.


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Classmates catch up, share memories during 50th reunion

Old friends are best friends

Staff Reports
The Lancaster High School Class of 1962 held its 50th reunion April 27 and 28.
The event began with a drop-in at Craig Farm House on April 27. The catered event was hosted by Eddie Craig and Johannes Tromp. Music was provided by The Don Murray Blue Grass Players.
Saturday morning there was a brunch at Covenant Baptist Church and that evening a dinner at Sun City Carolina Lakes. The class enjoyed recorded music from the 1960s and 1970s, as well as a stellar shag demonstration by classmate Ned McAteer and his wife, Anna.


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W.B. Evans

Daddy smarter than I gave him credit for being

One summer evening, right after we finished supper, we were sitting around the kitchen table, sorta unwinding, so to speak.
That’s when Mama uttered her current wish and this one wouldn’t wait until Christmas.
Her heart wasn’t longing for a new dress or set of fine china. I could tell by the look on Daddy’s face he knew that Mama meant business.
“I need a work table under the big mulberry tree between the back porch and the garden gate,” she said.


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Hurricane season is here: Are you ready?

Major P. May
George H. McKinney
From release
Even before the June 1 official start of the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Tropical Storm Alberto reminded us recently that now is the time to get ready for hurricane season.


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The worst kind of crooks

By W.B. Evans

There’s crooks and then there’s the worst kind of crooks.  Back in 1943, the war was going full blast and us folks back here on the home front had to do our best to keep our fighting men and women with plenty of stuff to throw at the enemy.
Now up in Washington, Mr.Roosevelt figured out that Americans had bunches of old scrap materials which could be made into bullets, tanks, ships and airplanes.


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Flippin’ the Script Aug. 4-5 at USCL

Michele Roberts
For The Lancaster News
A good piece of advice is to never let your past dictate your future, and Lancaster native Patience Montgomery is coming to town in August with a message of hope for anyone stuck in a rut due to past mistakes.
Montgomery, an evangelist who founded the Flippin’ the Script women’s conference based in Houston, Texas, said this will be the fifth anniversary of the conference and she is excited to present her message to those who are feeling pressed down because of past choices that didn’t work out.


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Chamber’s Speed Networking a success

Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce
The second edition of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s newest event, Speed Networking, is set for 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, at Zaxby’s Restaurant, 1210 S.C. 9 Bypass, Lancaster.  Speed Networking is a fast-paced meeting format designed to accelerate business contacts to exchange information in a series of brief exchanges. Attendees share their professional backgrounds and business goals, seeking exposure to new markets and/or to expand their pool of vendors.


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Karen Evans

Meet Your Neighbor

Age: 44
Address: Hampton Road
Family: Husband, Greg, and son, Christopher
Pets: Cocker spaniel Chance
Job: Business License Specialist for the City of Lancaster
Church: North Corner A.M.E. Zion
Hobbies: Singing and spending time with my family
Favorite books: “Waiting to Exhale”
Favorite movie: “The Bucket List”
Favorite food: Steak and salad
Favorite getaways: Florida


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Charles C. Moore

Watkins inspired, ecouraged many students

Charles C. Moore
Special to The Lancaster News
Enrollment from when the University of South Carolina Lancaster began classes in fall of 1959 through this semester has grown from 51 to 1900.
Community leaders, professors, deans, students and their families, have had a hand in this ongoing higher education success story, including many behind the scenes.
One member of this joint effort was Barbara Croxton Watkins. Watkins was a fixture in the admissions office from 1970 until her retirement in 1995.


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Terri Faulkenberry

Mom wanted to set example for her sons

In the fall of 2006, I was the stay-at-home mother of two boys – Matt, 12, and Mason, 4. With my youngest child starting kindergarten the following year, I felt it was time for me to think about going back to work. Most of my work experience was in retail, and frankly, I had no desire to return to it. This was a new opportunity to me, and I wanted a career – not just a job, but a career that would set a good example for my boys and make them proud of their mom.


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