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Faces and Places

  • Memories aren't all good times

    There was a time in my military life when some assignments were better than others. That’s just how it works with Uncle Sam.

    Just about everybody knows the government sends a GI to some awful places. It’s a given there are some duty stations where the likelihood of getting shot ain’t nearly as bad as others. But soldiers don’t set policy, they follow orders. You go where you are sent.

    It had been almost four years since my last overseas assignment.

  • The Kirkleys: 72 years and counting

    With the not-so-happy outcomes of many modern marriages, it’s welcoming news to hear of a marriage that has stood the tests of time.

    George and Lola Kirkley met each other in 1937 in Jefferson when she was 16 and he was 17.

    Lola, who lived in the Angelus community, was greeted by George in front of Long Branch Baptist Church in Jefferson before revival services.

  • Exercise is the key to a good night’s sleep

    Chester Regional Medical Center release

    Exercise can affect your sleep.

    The results of the National Sleep Foundation’s 2013 Sleep in America poll show a compelling association between exercise and better sleep.

    The National Sleep Foundation began surveying American sleep health and behaviors in 1991.
    NSF releases the poll findings as part of its 16th annual National Sleep Awareness Week campaign, held March 3-10, that culminates with the change to Daylight Saving Time on March 10.

  • GlennMark brings music to Lancaster

    There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing a dream come true, especially when it offers many different benefits to a community and brings joy to all involved.

    That’s exactly what happened with GlennMark Promotions, a dream shared by three friends that came to life in 2005. Since that time, the shared dream of bringing top Southern Gospel artists to Lancaster became a reality, with nearly 20,000 people attending the concerts that have been held to date.

  • Women in the News

    Jones honored by Democratic Party
    Clara Jones, Lancaster County Democratic Party chairwoman, was one of 50 people across South Carolina recently honored by the S.C. Democratic Party.

  • 'Right where I'm supposed to be'

    When Julie Walters interviewed for the job of executive director at the Pregnancy Care Center last year, she felt hesitant and a little unsure that she was in the right place, in terms of her purpose in life. After just two days on the job, however, Walters would encounter a situation that provided all the confirmation she needed to know that she was right where she was supposed to be.

  • Birthday checker sets: always in style

    Feb. 9, 1940, was about to be a glorious day, or so I hoped.

    Anything would beat the cold spell we had just come through. The winter was colder than usual and after parts of the Catawba River iced over, they turned out Lancaster High School, and several others. It was just too hard to heat most of the school houses. There was a lot of stuff going on around town the week before my seventh birthday.

    Seems this Jones fella broke into the Fox Hall Cafe stole $17 and hightailed out of tour. He was arrested at the bus station in Winston Salem.

  • Remember When: Skate guilt had me staring at my shoes

    I was feelin’ a bit guilty about it. The war effort was picking up steam since the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.

    We were all lendin’ a hand for the land.

    I was  forced to give up my J.C. Higgins Roadmaster Deluxe bicycle, I just couldn’t bear to part with some of the old roller skates I collected for the weekly scrap metal drive.

    I guess you could say I had thrown out the rules, but the temptation was just too much.

    It’s been said we covet what we see.

  • Volunteer, it's good for your health

    Happy New Year, friends and family of the Lancaster County Council of the Arts.

    As in previous years, the main theme for many of the articles I’ve read so far in 2013 centers around physical health and activity, happiness, mental well-being and living longer and better.   
    Here are some of the things I’ve learned that relate to all of the above:

  • Church provides toys for Springdale area

    New Life Free Will Baptist Church

    Several of the youth group leaders at New Life Free Will Baptist Church, 1622 Springdale Road, felt that God wanted them to teach children to serve others. They decided to take toys to the children in the community around the church. The leaders spoke with their pastor, the Rev. Douglas Pate, and approached him to ask if they could do the toy project, and to make sure that everyone involved would be safe.