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Faces and Places

  • Left behind

    HEATH SPRINGS – There’s a little piece of Lancaster in Tena, Ecuador, right now.

    If you don’t believe it, just ask someone from Flint Ridge Baptist Church.  That piece is there, all right – on the edge of the Amazon rain forest, and it’s there to stay.

    That little piece of Lancaster?

    It’s their hearts. They were left behind in a Bible that Peter Wing left with a 10-year-old boy named Jimmy after the two became friends.

  • Sign-up for Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts is Thursday

    A new school year means many new things to consider and choices to make for your child. 

    One of these choices is what extracurricular activities to sign your child up for. 

    Scouting is something that may spark and interest in both you and your child and may be just what you are looking for.

    Scouting is an affordable activity for most families, with the cost to sign up being just $12 for Girl Scouts and $15 for Boy Scouts.

  • Out on her own

    Heather Curless has joined the ranks of successful Lancaster natives who are making their mark in the world. 

    She has turned her personal passion into professional success, and is helping others build a healthier, more environmentally friendly world for themselves and their communities. 

    Her retail store and showroom, Greener Stock, (www.greenerstock.com) in Cincinnati, Ohio, celebrated its first anniversary in January of this year. 

  • Buford Middle School students 'dress down' to dress up campus

    The area in front of the Buford Middle School gym is sporting a new look because Donna Moree just happened to be in the in right place at the right time.

    Red clay and barren ground has been replaced by sod, stone pavers, planting beds, benches, mulch and a pergola with vine runners. 

  • Is it Homer or Harland?

    Homer and Brenda Harmon of Great Falls were in Rock Hill when they decided to eat at Kentucky Fried Chicken.

    “We went in to eat, but we didn’t get to,” Homer said.

    That’s because Homer was outfitted in white pants, a white jacket with a black handkerchief tucked inside and a white shirt with his colonel’s “signature” string tie. He wore framed glasses and carried a walking cane.

  • Coupon-crazy

    These days, when Dale Walker goes shopping, you can count on there being a notebook full of manufacturer’s coupons open on the baby seat in the top of her shopping cart.

    “It’s all about saving money,” Walker said. “You’ll do anything you can to save money these days.”

    A rough economy has reversed a 14-year decline in coupon redemption in the United States.

  • Stores clip, clarify coupon policies

    Coupon-clipping has become so popular that some stores are now advertising items to match manufacturer’s coupons.

    However, some of them have also revised their coupon policies to limit what customers can and cannot do.

    Many retailers are attributing the changes to TLC’s popular “Extreme Couponing” show, which showcases over-the-top couponing practices.

  • Family first

    Within the next couple of months, Robert Truesdale’s “office” will be empty.

    That office is the seed counter in Ace Hardware and Garden Center of Lancaster, where Truesdale has weighed out seed of every kind and shape in the last 54 years. Truesdale, now a part time “feed and seed store” employee, will soon weigh out his last bag for one of the farmers who stop by to trade hearty stories and conversation.

    That’s because Lancaster is losing one of its oldest businesses. 

  • Lancaster County Conservation District selects Elizabeth Hunter as Farmer of the Year

    Elizabeth M. Hunter has been named the Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District’s Conservation Farmer of the Year for 2010.  
    This annual award recognizes a county farmer who protects natural resources to an unusually high degree or in an innovative way.

  • The Father's Love

    Youth-driven Salkehatchie Summer Service ministry reaches out one nail at a time
    Tyler Owens has developed quite a reputation on Plyler Road in the Southside community.        
    When homeowner Bernard Patterson learned that his small frame house was going to be invaded and repaired this week by Salkehatchie Summer Service teenagers and volunteers bearing hammers, saws and paintbrushes, he only had one request.
    Patterson wanted Tyler to be one of them.