By Nita Brown
For the Lancaster News
The folks at the Performing Arts Series have found a way to make good entertainment available and affordable to families in Lancaster.
On June 5, the Sunday matinee series kicks off with two performances of the Terradiddle Players’ production of “The Commedia Princess and the Pea” in the Bundy Auditorium at the University of South Carolina Lancaster.
University of South Carolina Lancaster
The University of South Carolina Lancaster received a grant from the Duke Energy Foundation for $7,500 to upgrade, replace and augment its chemistry lab equipment.
The grant will be used to add equipment such as top-loading balances, analytical balances, melting pot apparatuses and other equipment to the chemistry department.
This will allow students to conduct more efficient lab exercises, thus making them more comfortable and competent with the equipment.
Department of Social Services
The Lancaster County Department of Social Services, in partnership with the S.C. Department of Social Services, will be issuing free coupons for fresh produce to low-income individuals age 60 and older.
The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program coupons may be used to buy fresh produce from local participating farmers markets.
Each eligible person will receive $25 worth of coupons to use at participating markets through Oct. 15.
One man was killed around 4 a.m. Sunday on Pardue Street. The victim has not been named, pending family notification, however the suspect has been identified as Quanell Marquan McIlwain. Authorities are searching for the suspect. The Lancaster Police Department asks if the public has any information on his whereabouts to call 911. Check back to www.thelancasternews.com for more details.
Iron man Cal Ripkin Jr. isn’t the only one with an unforgettable number. The baseball hall of famer played in 2,632 consecutive games.
Two county students have their own streaks within their respective school hallways.
For 12 years, Andrew Jackson High School’s Jordan Truesdale and Buford High School’s Lauren Bradburn managed to make it out of bed every day and go to class. That equals to 2,160 consecutive school days for each of them.
Neither of them have missed a day of school since the first grade.
A couple of weeks after Sears and Roebuck sent back Aunt Bessie’s check for my J.C. Higgins Roadmaster, stuff was changing in a hurry.
One of ‘em was my opinion of President Roosevelt. I thought he had made a big mistake. I just couldn’t figure out how one bicycle could contribute so mightily to the war effort.
Mama was reading the morning paper about how tires, gasoline, sugar, electric ice boxes, Hershey Bars, and shoes, among other things would be in short supply for the home folks.
Name: Blake Finley Age: 14 Address: Camp Creek Road Family: Parents, Todd and Renee Finley; a sister, Madison, 19 Pets: A dachshund, Tanner Job: Student Church: Zion United Methodist Church Hobbies: Playing the guitar Favorite books: The Bible and “To Kill a Mockingbird” Favorite movie: “The Blindside”