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Faces and Places

  • Rodriguez graduates from naval academy

    Navy Intelligence Specialist Florencia Rodriguez graduated June 29 from Great Lakes Chicago Naval Academy. She is stationed in Norfolk, Va., with the RTC Honor Division 933.
    She is the daughter of Jorge and Carla Rodriguez of Charlotte, N.C. Her father is a pressman for The Lancaster News.

  • Kershaw man finds hope after accident

    Laura Caskey
    lcaskey@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – On Oct. 30, 2010, Dale Anderson of Kershaw left his home to hunt on his father’s land, hoping to kill his second buck there.
    While on the venture, Anderson fell from his deer stand to the ground.
    Anderson used his cell phone to call his brothers for help. They got to him not too long after he called.
    The accident left Dale Anderson paralyzed from the waist down.
    Once he rehabilitated and returned home, Anderson found it was difficult to complete everyday tasks.

  • Hope’s Hoops

    Hope on the Hill’s first church league basketball program has given local youth something to shoot for this summer.
    “It’s been a great success,” said the Rev. Wayne Murray, executive director of Hope on the Hill. “It gives kids something to do. Most of the kids (85-90 percent) are off the street, which makes it quite successful.”
    The program, which started in April and will end with finals July 14, has drawn 202 boys and girls, ages 8-17. Eleven churches fielded 14 teams for the league, directed by Dennis Brown.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The worst kind of crooks

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.