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Today's Features

  • You know, I gotta hand it to my neighbors who participate in our local crime watch programs.
    They don’t expect medals or fame. They enjoy the self-satisfaction of looking out for their neighbors and reducing crime.
    There was a time I was a dedicated crime watcher, or a least, tried to be.
    World War II had been going on almost a year. All of us were tryin’ to do our part, which meant rationing was an everyday thing.

  • Name: Colleen Estridge
    Age: 59
    Address: Flat Creek Road
    Family: Husband, the late Ferris Estridge; two children, Johnny Morrow and Lynn Morrow; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild  
    Job: Unemployed; I was the home health caregiver for my husband for three years
    Church: Baptist faith
    Hobbies: Gardening/flowers
    Favorite movie: “Gone with the Wind”

  • Name: Colleen Estridge
    Age: 59
    Address: Flat Creek Road
    Family: Husband, the late Ferris Estridge; two children, Johnny Morrow and Lynn Morrow; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild  
    Job: Unemployed; I was the home health caregiver for my husband for three years
    Church: Baptist faith
    Hobbies: Gardening/flowers
    Favorite movie: “Gone with the Wind”

  • Editor’s note – Each Friday in April, The Lancaster News is publishing the winning essays from “The Veteran in Your Life” essay contest sponsored by the Lancaster County Veterans Affairs Office as part National County Government Month. The theme is “Serving Our Veterans, Armed Forces and Their Families.” Four winners (elementary school, middle school, high school and grand prize) will be selected and announced throughout the month.

    The Blue Jay of Life

  • In the last 47 years, Joyce Weathersby has seen more than most as a nurse at Marion Sims Hospital, Grace White Nursing Home, Springs Memorial Hospital and White Oak Manor.
    Given that, it’s hard to get anything over on, or past her.
    Weathersby hesitantly agreed to a “going-away” party several weeks ago when she announced her retirement.
    That eliminated any chance of friends, family, co-workers and well-wishers surprising her at White Oak Manor on Wednesday afternoon.
    Well, maybe not.

  • Bless Pete, these super stores sure are something.They have stuff scattered all over the place. From cabbages to carpet tacks with aspirin thrown in for good measure, they have it.
    To be truthful, these “supercenters” try to fool us. They will move merchandise around so we have to walk every aisle to find the headache remedies.
    Other times, they just flat forget to restock our favorites. Here’s the issue as I see it; not even the folks who work in ’em can tell you where the soy sauce is stocked.

  • Name: Christopher Blackmon
    Age: 19
    Address: Hampton Road
    Family: Mom; Karen Evans, and stepdad Greg Proctor  
    Pets: A dog, Chance
    Job: I attend the University of South Carolina at Lancaster and also work at Adopt-A-Leader.
    Church: North Corner AME Zion Church
    Hobbies: Singing, dancing, acting, rapping and reciting poetry.

  • Name: Christopher Blackmon
    Age: 19
    Address: Hampton Road
    Family: Mom; Karen Evans, and stepdad Greg Proctor  
    Pets: A dog, Chance
    Job: I attend the University of South Carolina at Lancaster and also work at Adopt-A-Leader.
    Church: North Corner AME Zion Church
    Hobbies: Singing, dancing, acting, rapping and reciting poetry.

  • Editor’s note – Starting today and on upcoming Fridays, The Lancaster News will publish the winning essays from “The Veteran in Your Life” essay contest sponsored by the Lancaster County Veterans Affairs Office as part National County Government Month. The theme is “Serving Our Veterans, Armed Forces and Their Families.” Four winners (elementary school, middle school, high school and grand prize) will be selected and announced throughout the month.     

  • Guy Penrod made a career-changing decision after the death of his dad, the late Rev. Joe Penrod, in 1994.
    After graduating from Hobbs High School in New Mexico in 1980, the studio musician had been putting his vocal degree from Liberty University to good use behind the scenes on Music Row in Nashville.  
    At the time, Penrod was making a decent living backing artists such as Steve Green, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Garth Brooks, James Ingram and Phillips, Craig & Dean.