011112 Clarendon Citizen
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Stop By and Enjoy a Courtesy Cup of Our Citizens ... Stokes-Craven Ford Only at ... Our Neighbors U.S. POSTAGE PAID PRSRT STD Manning, SC Permit NO. 555 �2012 Citizen Media, LLC Volume 3 � Number 2 SerViNg All of ClAreNdoN CouNty, South CAroliNA JANuAry 11, 2012 Voters impacted by new lines One COunty ... One natiOn ... under GOd! B y S harron h aley Voters in six Clarendon County precincts will see a change when they go to the ballot booth on June 12, 2012. Voters in the Home Branch and Paxville precincts will vote for House District 64, which is currently held by Rep. Kevin Johnson (D-Manning), in- Check out ClarendonCitizen.com for Maps Showing the Districts stead of Rep. G. Murrell Smith Jr. (R-Sumter) who holds the House District 67 seat. new lineS - paGe 8 Citizen Calendar Historical Society Museum The Historical Society's Museum's regular hours are Thursdays and Fridays from 1-4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.2 p.m. Come join us in exploring Clarendon County History. Clarendon GOP Meets Jan. 12 By Sharron haley It's going to be a busy year at the ballot box for residents of Clarendon County in 2012. The Republicans get things started on Jan. 21 Five local elections slated for 2012 with the GOP's Presidential Preference Primary. Several polling locations will be combined for that Saturday's election. Check for your polling location prior to heading to the polls. On March 13, residents living in the northern end of the county will go to the polls to elect two school board members for Clarendon School District 3. Seat 3 is currently held by George Fri- erson and Seat 4 is currently held by Eddie Floyd. On April 3, residents of Manning and Summerton will head to the polls to elect eleCtionS - paGe 8 The Clarendon County Republican Party will meet on Thursday, Jan. 12, at the French Hens, located on Boyce Street in Manning (across from courthouse). Dutch treat dinner will be served at 6 p.m. At 7 p.m. the speakers will be representatives of the presidential candidates. Everyone is invited to attend. CBHS to meet Clarendon Behavioral Health Services will hold their regularly scheduled board meeting on at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at their offices located at 14 N. Church Street in Manning. Second Hand Rose thrift store The opening of the Second Hand Rose thrift store has been unavoidably delayed until Jan. 18. For more information, contact co-owners Pam at 907-317-4370 or Kay at 813-323-0530. Coast Guard Auxiliary meeting Flotilla 12-1 Lake Marion of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Jan. 18, at the county fire department training room, 219 Commerce St, Manning. The public is invited to any of our meetings, held every third Wednesday of each month. Come and see what the Auxiliary is all about and what we do for the community and safe boating. For additional information, contact Joe Livingston FC (Flotilla Commander) at 803-707-4016. By Sharron haley Deputy superintendents with the South Carolina Department of Education are touring the state drumming up support for a waiver to the federally mandated Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) also known as the No Child Left Behind Act. On Tuesday, Jan. 3, four members of the SCDE held a community stakeholder meeting at Manning High School to discuss the various provisions of the proposed waiver and to ask local educators for input into the specific policies and procedures that would be implemented with the waiver. Educators question meeting motives MotiveS - paGe 9 Dr. Nancy W. Busbee (far right) with the South Carolina Department of Education met with local educators and the public concerning the No Child Left Behind waiver on Jan. 3, at Manning High School Sharron haley/Clarendon Citizen Quilt making class Lake Marion Artisans, 108 Main Street, Summerton, will host a weekly quilt making class for adults on Fridays, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., beginning Jan. 20. The class will be taught by Etta Bitterman. This is not a sewing class but class members will make four simple blocks that can be made into a table runner or wall hanger (or later could repeat project and put together for a quilt). Sample of project is available for preview at the gallery, along with a supply list. Cost for the course is $40. To register or get a list of required equipment and supplies, call Bitterman at 478-6608. Advance registration is required as space is limited. The gallery is also taking registrations and is open Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Democratic Party elects new chair By Sharron haley The Clarendon County Democratic Party elected a new chairman at a Jan. 5 meeting at the Clarendon County Courthouse. With less than 60 attendees at the meeting, members of the county's Democratic Party voted 6-5 to put Eleaser Carter in the leadership position. Carter squeaked past Rep. Kevin Johnson for the job. The election of an interim chairman was necessary due to the recent resignation of Cal Land, who has held the position for the past several years. In resigning the reins of the party, Land laughing told the attendees he wasn't going too far. "I'm not going anywhere," he said at the meeting. "I'll still be around." Land said he wants to spend more time with his family. "I have three small children, ages 11, 8 and 3," Land said after the meeting. "I want to be able to spend more time with them. I wake up at 6 a.m. and I don't get to bed before 11 at night. This Eleaser Carter Chair - paGe 2 Winter Arts & Crafts Fair The Clarendon County Recreation Department will hold a Winter Arts and Craft Fair from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Clarendon Community Center (located behind Weldon Auditorium). This is a community event and there is no admission fee. Food concessions will be available. If interested in renting a space, they are available for $10 on a first come, first serve basis (handmade crafts only). One sixfoot table will be provided per space. For more information or to reserve your space, please call 473-3543 or 433-0103. Weldon presents `Laughing with the Legends' By Sharron haley "Well don't let this rattle your cage man, but I have to split, rap at ya soon." If you know what that means, then try this one on for size. "All you hip cats dressed in your boss threads better burn rubber down to the hippest stop in town and place your dibs on the craziest show around." "Get my drift?" If you understand all those terms from the 50s, you're going to have the time of your life when "Laughing with the Legends" takes the stage at Weldon Auditorium for a 7:30 p.m. show and reception to follow on Jan. 19. The Fabulous 50s will be leGendS - paGe 2 Clarendon Citizen Character Trait G r at i t u d e We Buy Gold and silver! Bring your old or broken necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, class rings, antiques, etc. Any gold or silver coins, collections, US or foreign. By Cathy GilBert Can anyone please explain this weather to me? First, it's cold. Then it's warm. My camellia bush has bloomed, burnt in the frost Check it out in Clarendon County and is now trying to bloom again. My grandfather said the weather hasn't been right since man walked on the moon! Regardless of the weather, there are things to do in Clarendon County! The Clarendon County Recreation Department continues to sign folks up for an array of offerings at the new Community Center located behind Weldon Auditorium. They are offering things such CheCk it out - paGe 2 Need Cash? Covington Theological Seminary Earn a College Degree! Covington offers an associate through doctorate degrees Congratulations Lloyd Goodine, December's salesperson of the month! Also antique guns, swords knives, signs glass, furniture Registration: Thurs., Jan. 12th - 5-8pm Classes begin the week of Jan. 30th 143 S. Lafayette Dr. � Sumter � 773-8022 / 773-9043 Open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 / Sat 8:30-3:00 Lafayette Gold & Silver First Baptist Church of Turbeville For more information: Call Bob Craven at 843-659-2494 or 843-659-4383 Gary Commander Stokes-Craven HigHway 261 � Manning � 433-5400 www.StokeSCraven.CoM Page Two January 11, 2012 The `soft touch' belonged to Cathy Coker Batten By Sharron haley One thing is certain � Cathy Coker Batten loved basketball. Batten wasn't a pushover in academics, but she was a super achiever at basketball. The daughter of Thurman and Essie Claire Coker of Cades, Cathy Coker, now married with the last name Batten, left records in the wake of her playing days at Salem Academy and Baptist College. "We knew early on when she started playing junior varsity that she was going to be a good player," said Clifton Coker, Cathy's older brother. Batten had "the touch." "She made shots that others couldn't make," her brother said. "She had a soft touch. She had a determination. She may have started a few games slow, but by the end, she had her rhythm." Today, Clifton plays oneon-one basketball with his son, Phillip. "He's gotten to the age where's he's beating me," Clifton added. "I tell him if he doesn't watch out, I'll bring Aunt Cathy up here to play some one-on-one with him." Clifton is the one who nominated his younger sister as an inductee into the Clarendon County Athletic Hall of Fame. "Cathy was an outstanding player in high school and college," he stated in his nomination. "While owning many records, she was also known for her unselfish play. The team always came first with her." Batten was a natural scorer. Her soft yet accurate touch put an average of 20.4 points on the board her senior year, while shooting 55 percent from the floor. She could get off the hardwood, too. Her senior year at Salem she averaged 12.6 rebounds a game. Batten's unselfish nature was evident in the number of assists she averaged. During her last year at Salem, Batten handed off the ball so a teammate could score an average of 3.4 times a game. Batten's proficiency at scoring and rebounding led her team to the state championship her senior year in high school. She was so respected by her alma mater that her basketball jersey was retired the same year she graduated. Batten's talents in basketball didn't go unnoticed by college teams either. Her academic abilities and her athletic prowess earned Batten a "full ride" to Baptist College, now known as Charleston Southern University. She didn't let them down in Charleston either. As a freshman, Batten earned the title as team captain, an honor she maintained throughout her collegiate career. Her honors and achievements didn't end there. From the moment her sneakers hit the hardwoods at Baptist College, Batten began accumulating points, rebounds, assists and percentages that still stand today. From 1988 until 1996, Batten was Baptist College's all time leading scorer with 1,507. Her record was broken in 1996. Today, her record stands at number 2. When Batten graduated from Baptist College in 1988, then-Athletic Director Howard Bagwell called her "one of the most outstanding persons who has ever graduated from Baptist College." "In addition to being the all-time leading scorer in women's basketball, she won the Wynn Christian Leadership Award in both her junior and senior years," Bagwell added. "No other person has won this prestigious award two times. It is awarded by the coaches of our 13 NCAA teams. The winning of this award is particularly significant since we are a Christian college." Ten years after graduating from Baptist College, Batten was one of five new inductees into Charleston Southern University's Hall of Fame. At the time of her induction, Batten still owned four school records, including single game scoring, season scoring, career scoring average and second in career scoring. "I'm definitely honored to have been chosen for the Clarendon County Athletic Hall of Fame," Batten said Jan. 9, "but I couldn't have done it without my teammates. They were the ones who kept passing me the ball and helping me score." ClarendonSportsHallofFame Cathy Coker Batten Batten was a scorer, but she wasn't selfish either. "Cathy would pass the ball around a lot," her brother added, "but if the game was tight, she wanted the ball. She was a competitor. She wanted to win and she knew she could get the job done." Clifton who was a couple of years ahead of Cathy played a little one-on-one on occasion with his younger sister. Calendar frompage1 Rec.Dept.Fabulous50'sDance The Clarendon Community Center will host a fun night of music, dancing, food, pictures and contests with a "Fabulous 50s Dance" on Friday, Jan. 20, from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $5 per adult and $1 per child (ages 12 and under) or FIVE canned goods per person to be donated to United Ministries. Tickets can be purchased in advance from the Clarendon Co. Recreation Department, Clarendon County Archives or at the door. For more information, please call 473-3543 or 433-0103. Batten also credited her now deceased basketball coach Leslie Gibbons for giving her the right direction. "He was more than just my coach," she said. "He cared for us. That allowed me to play ball and not worry about anything else." Claire Murdoch who played with Batten on the Salem team called her former teammate a "great sportsman." "She was tall but she could dribble the ball with the best of them," Murdoch remembered Jan. 9. "Cathy was also aggressive, but she was never mean. She was always fair." "Cathy loved the sport and she loved the people," Murdoch added. "She was good. Everyone loved Cathy. She was the player you always wanted on your team." Batten said that while she did practice a good bit, most of her talent came from God. "He gave me the talent. `Here it is. Take it and use it,'" she said. "There is no doubt my talent was God-given." Batten is married to Irv Batten and the couple has two children. She is a physical education teacher at Spann Elementary School in Dorchester School District 2 in Summerville. Sat.withtheSuperintendent Chair job needs someone with time to devote to the job." Land said 2012 would be a very busy year for him. "I'm at the stage of life when I want to spend time with my family," he said. "2012 is going to be a busy, busy year and I need to make time for my family." Carter said he was "happy" to have been nominated. "There's a lot of work to be done between now and Jan. 28," he said. "We need to get the precincts organized and information to the past precinct organizers. We need to get people to the meetings. We'll be able to pick legitimate delegates to the convention directly from the meetings. We need people who will be active." frompage1 Carter's acceptance of the party's interim chairmanship left a vacancy at the party's secretary position. The Democratic Party elected Kimberly Johnson to fill Carter's vacated secretary position. Clarendon School District 2 Superintendent John Tindal will be available at the district office on Saturday, Jan. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mr. Tindal will make this time available to anyone in the district or community who would like to speak with him. The district office is located at 15 Major Drive in Manning. MECCearlyenrollment Manning Early Childhood Center in Clarendon School District 2 will hold Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten early enrollment for the next school year Jan. 24-27. Enrollment will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p,m. each day. You must bring a certified birth certificate, S.C. immunization certificate, social security card, proof of residence and Medicaid card or proof of income. It is important that parents enroll their children during this time. To be eligible for admission, a child must be four or five years old on or before Sept. 1, 2012. Appointment for screening for the pre-kindergarten program will be scheduled during early enrollment. We currently offer full day classes for this program. Spaces in the pre-kindergarten program are limited, so early enrollment is important. For further information, please contact Manning Early Childhood Center at 473-4744. Legends brought back to life with the fabulous impersonations of the funniest redhead ever Lucille Ball, the King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Liberace, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino and others. From musical arrangements to energetic skits to hilarious spoofs of television commercials, the "Legends" will have you laughing hysterically in your seat. Ticket prices are $25 for orchestra seating and $20 for mezzanine and balcony seating. Groups, seniors 65+ and military get a $5 discount. Tickets for students, ages 11-18 with ID, are $10. Tickets for students, age 10 and frompage1 younger, are $10, but they are admitted free with a paying adult (limit one child per adult). Okay Daddy-O grab your baby and rock on over to the Weldon for a groovy time on the 19th. See ya there! CheckIt as Zumba, crocheting, scrapbooking, shag lessons and even etiquette classes. Call Bridgett Epperson at 473-3543 to see if there is something there that speaks to your interests. Local artist Wade Edwards has hung an exhibit of his work and it will be on display all month (and perhaps a little longer). He's at the Weldon Auditorium Art Corridor and viewing the exhibit is free. Weldon is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and the exhibit can be viewed during regular business hours and during performances. We are blessed to be having two events at Weldon this month ... and they are completely different. On Jan. 19, we will have "Laughing with The Legends," a comedic review of the great stars of the 1950s. If the word "Vitameatavegamin" tickles your funny bone, you will want to be there for this romp back in time! Then on Jan. 26, get ready for the Southern Fried Jazz Band, an authentic version of the music that is unique to the Southern U.S. Think "pickin' and grinnin'." For information on either of these shows, call Weldon at 433-7470. We will also be previewing both of these shows on www. clarendoncitizen.com. Fund raising events for the 2012 Relay for Life are already getting underway. The students of Manning Primary School are trying to raise $2,012 (2012, get it?) and if they accomplish their goal by Feb. 1, their principal, Judy Holmes and three other faculty members will spend the night on the MPS roof. Go by the school and give them a little help ... and say a prayer for some of this freaky warm winter weather for their night on the roof! Be on the lookout and mark your calendars for Feb. 4, as Sheriff Randy Garrett and his staff offer a free seminar for women on safety and self-defense. We like to think we live in a very safe and peaceful environment, but it doesn't hurt to have a little defense in your back pocket, so to speak. We'll be doing a more extensive story on this program in the next couple of weeks. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold an accredited boating safety course on Feb. 18. This course is an essential for anyone who wants to have a pleasant and safe time on our lake. Call Don Carty at 4787022 for more information or to register. We'll be featuring this program on our website as well in the next few weeks. Here are two things to do that are available all the time, or at least on the weekends. The Lake Marion Artists Guild has a wide array of items on exhibit in an even wider range of media. The Guild is located at 108 Main Street in Summerton. They are open Thursdays and Fridays, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Back in Manning, be sure frompage1 to check out the Clarendon County Historical Society Museum, located at 102 S. Brooks Street, next to the Bank of Clarendon. They are open Thursdays and Fridays from 1-4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by appointment (433-0328). Got company in for the weekend? Either of these two places would be a great sightseeing adventure to go on. If you are holding an event to which the public would be welcome, please let me know and I will try to feature it here. Have a wonderful week y'all. Stay warm, cool, warm, cool ... Cancerwon'tfreezeMPS! The students and faculty will hold a Relay for Life fundraiser during the month of January and are seeking citizen support. If MPS raises $2,012 by Feb. 1, Principal Judy Holmes, and faculty members Tscharner Lord, Nancy Moore and Elizabeth Briley will spend the night on the MPS roof! Students will bring in donations to fill large socks hanging outside their classrooms. If you would like to help the students reach their goal, please send your donation to Manning Primary School, 125 N. Boundary St., Manning, S.C. 29102. For questions, please contact Holly Garneau at 435-2268 or 473-8114. CCSOladies'self-defenseseminar A free seminar sponsored by the Clarendon County Sheriff's Office on Ladies' Self-defense Awareness will be held at 2 p.m., Feb. 4. at Weldon Auditorium. Clarendon County Sheriff Randy Garrett will address statistics on crimes against women. Sean Briley, CCSO's Defensive Tactical Instructor, will demonstrate self-defense measures for the ladies and CCSO's Maj. Pete Surette will talk about how women can protect themselves while alone, in their vehicles or on their property with firearms. BoatingSafetyClass The ABS Boating Safety class will be given by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 12-1 Lake Marion, on Saturday, Feb. 18, in the Emergency Services Complex, Manning (County Fire Department). The course is certified by S.C. DNR. In South Carolina, boaters under age 16 are required by law to pass an approved boater education course before operating unsupervised a personal water craft or boat with a motor of 15 hp or more. Space is limited. Contact Don Carty at 478-7022 to register or for more information. A CAr WAsh A DAy . . Keeps the JunK yArD AWAy! Veteran'sbenefits A veteran's advocate will be in Clarendon County every 1st Wednesday of the month in the Dept. of Employment at 3351 Sumter Hwy., F.E. DuBose Center in Manning from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Get information about what you are eligible for, healthcare, pension, disability and more. The veteran's advocate is from the Columbia VA Hospital and can assist in many ways. MasterGardenerProgram The Master Gardener Training Course is a 16-week course that covers a variety of gardening topics including soils, plant nutrition, trees and shrubs, pests and landscape design. The cost of the course is $300. There are scholarships available from the Clarendon County Master Gardener Association. If you are interested in participating in the Training Course, contact Carrie Trebil at 435-8429, ext. 112. 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Cans 10 Pepsi Products .......... for 12 Pack Bottles 6 Pack - 16 oz. Bottles Lipton Tea ........................ 10 99 4 ea. 600 Mill Street - Manning, SC - (803) 435-0707 Page Four January 11, 2012 It's not the practice of `Tebow-ing,' it's praying Not being the rabid football fan so many of my friends are, I kept hearing Tebow, Tebow, Tebow ... not having a clue what a Tebow was. So off I went in search of a little info. All I can say is wow. If there is anyone out there who does not know what I am talking about, here is a little background. Tim Tebow is the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos. He was drafted by his current team in the 2010 NFL Draft after a college football career at the University of Florida (for which I will forgive him). In 2007, he won the coveted Heisman Trophy, the first sophomore to do so. He has become famous, not only for his skill on the gridiron, but for his propensity for taking a knee, bowing his head onto his upturned fist and praying on the field. Without shame or grandeur, he just does it. This is a young man who is obviously very secure in his faith; something I think we can all admire. This act, known as Tebow-ing is nothing new for young Tim as he was known in college for doing so as well as writing scripture references in his eye black while in college. There is even a Tebow Rule in the NFL that forbids this act (seriously?). In fact, according to one However, I refuse to believe that Tebow is Tebowing for the spotlight. I think this is someone who is just not ashamed of his faith and knows from where his strength and talent come. He knows he plays a dangerous game and I am willing to bet he prays for the safety of his team as well. This thought keeps resounding in my head ... in a game that is unfortunately often connected to crime (Michael Vick), violence (O.J. Simpson) and excess (the list is too long), how nice it is to have something positive linked to it. More importantly, what if Tebow's prayer ritual leads another young man (or woman) closer to his or her faith? What if Tebow-ing turns the head of someone who has no faith? Just what if ... So even if it is just for attention, as some critics claim, what is so wrong with that? Tim will have to answer for that when he meets his maker, but my guess is when that day comes, he's going to get a high five from the Big Coach in the Sky! Citizen Informed Citizen Quote "If anyone Is ashamed of me and my words In thIs adulterous and sInful generatIon, the he comes In hIs son of man wIll be ashamed of hIm when Cathy Gilbert News@ClarendonCitizen.com Contributing Editor father's glory wIth the holy angels." article I read from The Orlando Sentinel, when Tebow switched his eye black message while in college from John 3:16 (something most of us know by heart) to Proverbs 3:5-6 ("Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths."), there were 3.43 million searches of "Tim Tebow" and "Proverbs 3:5-6" together. Tebow stated of the searches "It just goes to show you the influence and the platform that you have as a student-athlete and as a quarterback at Florida." There has been a fair amount of media criticism about Tebow's on-field prayer meeting, claiming he is doing it only for attention. I believe there is a fair amount of pre-game prayer going on across the NFL but this is the one that is getting the attention. � Mark 8:28 (NIV) Citizen Letters Dear Editor: Amen and glory hallelujah for your editorial in the Jan. 4, Clarendon Citizen ("A more open world, a more closed government....). I, too, am put off by those individuals who refuse to participate in the democratic process (voting, attending council meetings, volunteering to be on committees, etc.), yet want to sit back and complain about what is or is not taking place in their world (community, county or city). As a leader in this community, I am equally concerned about transparency. It is my belief that accountability at every level of government should not be something we wish for, but something that takes place in the natural course of A more palatable government ... events. Again, thanks for reminding us of these special issues that make our freedoms palatable. Sincerely, Patrick G. 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Servicing All Brands January 11, 2012 Page Five Citizen Obituaries Roger "Charlie" Gamble 10 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Remains were placed in the church at noon with services at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at St. John Apostolic Holiness Church, 385 Long Branch Road, Greeleyville. Bishop Kenneth Swaringer, Pastor officiating, Elder Kermit L. Smith, presiding assisting Elder Alexis Pipkins, Elder Julius Parrott. Burial was in Old Keels Cemetery. The family is receiving friends at the home, 1035 Toby Court, Sumter. after nearly 35 years of employment. He joined Union Station A.M.E. Church at an early age under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Friendly J. Gadson (former pastor). Union Station is currently under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Charles E. Young. Willie leaves to cherish his memory: a lovely, caring and faithful wife of four years, Carrie Lee Davis Gibson; two daughters, Lashanda (Rod) Palmer of Hinesville, Ga., Latanya (Jermaine) Gibson of Sumter; one son, Willie (Antoinette) Gibson Jr. of Sumter; stepchildren, Clifford (Heather) Davis of Rembert, Rhonda (Hosea) Wingate of Florence, Quentin J. Davis of Sumter; father-in-law, Calvin (Vertie) Davis of Bishopville; sisters, Minnie (Llewellyn) Gale of Charlotte, N.C., Fannie (Dr. Jeremiah) Williams of Baltimore, Md., Geraldine (Samuel) Collins of Norfolk, Va. Chris (Carlie) Bradley and Susan Gibson, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., Aaliyah Pasha of Columbia; brothers, Hue Edward Gibson of Garden City, N.Y., Joseph (Valorie) Gibson of Baltimore, Md.; sisters-in-law, Mary Agnes Gibson of Sumter, Delores (Leon) Woods of Mayesville, Victoria (Vernon) Wilson, Rebecca (Robert) Mack, Rachelle Davis, Renee Davis, all of Bishopville; brothers-in-law, Calvin Davis Jr., Reginald Davis, Sammy (Tata) Davis, all of Bishopville, Henry (Waverly) Kelly of Sumter; aunts, Francis Washington of South Ozone Park, N.Y., Eartha Smith, Virginia Mellison, both of Baltimore, Md.; a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other family and friends including a special friend in his residential community, Robert Summers. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Albert and Frazer Gibson. Funeral services were at 1 p.m, Friday, Jan. 6, at the Union Station A.M.E. Church, 945 S. Main Street, Sumter, with the Rev. Dr. Charles E. Young, pastor, eulogist, and assisted by the Rev. Kenneth Carter, the Rev. Dr. Friendly J. Gadson, Bishop Simon Squire, and the Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Williams. The family will receive friends at the home at 8A Somerset Drive, Sumter. The funeral procession left from the home at 12:20 p.m. Floral bearers and pallbearers were family and friends. Carol Linda Geddings Harvin, 67, wife of Paul William "Billy" Harvin, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at her home in Alcolu. Born Nov. 8, 1944, in Paxville, she was the daugh- Carol Linda Geddings Harvin see page 12 Roger "Charlie" Gamble, 57, husband of Doreen Gamble Gamble, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, at Tuomey Healthcare System, Sumter. He's the son of the late Willie "Gib" Spann and Adell McDuffie Gamble and the stepson of the late Lee Gamble. He was born June 24, 1954, in the Paxville section of Clarendon County. He received his formal education in the public schools of Clarendon County. Roger was baptized in the name of Jesus Christ and joined St. John Apostolic Church. He was employed with Korn Industries for 37 years. Survivors are his wife Doreen Gamble Gamble of the home; two sons, Timothy Gamble of the home; Phillip Gamble of Paxville; two daughters, Belinda Boatwright of Pocalla; April Gamble of Fayetteville, N.C.; five brothers, Bennie (Lelia) Gamble of Ft. Pierce, Fla.; Randy (Patricia) Gamble of Bluffton; Johnny Gamble and Bobby L. (Tina) Gamble both of Paxville; and Joe Z. (Allethia) Gamble of Wedgefield; three sisters, Susie A. (Isaac) Shannon of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Ella N. (John) Gamble of Paxville; and Phillis (Ricky) Mace of Fayetteville, N.C.; four sistersin-law, four brothers-in-law; Premium Selection, Premium Quality Willie Gibson, 65, was born on April 1, 1946, in Clarendon County. He entered his heavenly home on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at Palmetto Richland Heart Hospital, Columbia. He was the son of the late Joseph Gibson Sr. and Ocelia Gibson. Willie went to Lincoln High School, Sumter. After school he became a certified electrician. He worked as an electrician at Carolina Industrial Service of Sumter. Willie retired from International Paper Inc./Davis Electric Willie Gibson Located in the walmart Plaza 803.433.9000 POLICY OF NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY STATUS The County of Clarendon does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission, or access to, or treatment or employment in, its federally assisted programs or activities. Vickie Williams, Grants Administrator Thomas L. Harvin, Facilities Manager ADA/Section 504 Compliance Coordinators PO Box 486 Manning, SC 29102 Phone: 803-433-4005 have been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) regulations implementing Section 504 (24 CFR Part 8, dated June 2, 1988) STEPHENS FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY Serving your needs with compassion, understanding and trust. 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Management of: Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Cardiovascular Disease, Kidney Disease, Anxiety and Depression, Osteoporosis. Minor Surgeries: Joint Injections, Lesion Removal, Sutures, Carpal Tunnel Injections. Ladies' Self-defense Awareness � Clarendon County Sheriff Randy Garrett will address statistics on crimes against women. � Sean Briley, CCSO's Defensive Tactical Instructor, will demonstrate self-defense measures for women. � Maj. Pete Surette will talk about how women can protect themselves with firearms while alone, in their vehicles, or on their property. Come find out what your Sheriff's Office can teach you about keeping safe. Saturday, February 4, 2 p.m. Weldon Auditorium 22 Bozard Street � Manning � 803.435.8828 Monday through Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Closed for lunch 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm www.ClarendonHealth.com No pre-registration necessary. No cost. Page Six January 11, 2012 By K. VengerowSKy They're 20 tough men who ride for the hope of helping a child while spreading God's message. They are the Christian Prayer Riders, with a motto of "Saved by Grace, Riding for Jesus." The group started about three years ago when good friends who shared the passion of riding motorcycles and spreading God's message, decided to make a vow to help children. So far the group has held four rides for children ranging in age from birth to 10 years, with numerous medical conditions and other problems. CPR has raised close to $5,000 in total. They look at each child on a caseby-case basis, and don't necessarily have a particular dollar amount that they want to raise. "Money's just a plus," said Jody Weaver, a spokesperson for the group. "Our ultimate goal is to show that Christian Prayer Riders ride for children we care." People hear about their mission through word-ofmouth and seeing them participate in benefit rides, poker runs and various parades. They minister on a concept of "Pay It Forward." The concept works by having a good deed paid forward to others, instead of repaying it back to the person who did the good deed. The group has plenty of examples of how this concept has worked with them. One of the benefit rides they did was for a child suffering from a serious disorder, in which their goal was to raise $1,400 to send him to a special camp. By doing a benefit ride and spreading the message, they were able to raise three times that amount. The family was so grateful that they forwarded the money for two other children to go to the same camp. "It's amazing," said Freddie Huth, also a spokesperson for CPR. "When God blesses you to help somebody, they turn around and help somebody else." CPR is a bible fellowship and support group open to any males. They have monthly meetings for CPR members and the general public, as well as a weekly bible study for members. For more information visit www.christianprayerriders.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Huth at (843) 495-0741. Huth said that they will consider all cases regarding helping children. Citizen Faith Christian Prayer Riders is a group of men who ride to raise money for children in need, children with health problems, and their families. Pictured are some of the members of CPR's governing body: Chris Chapman, Jody Weaver, James Coker, Freddie Huth and Ricky Ard. Not pictured: Terry Huth and Solon Barrineau. KonStantin VengerowSKy/Clarendon Citizen Citizen Faith Briefs Effective Jan. 4, 2012, Laura Nesbitt has been approved as a new Director for Jordan Crossroads Ministry CenterHaven of Rest (JCMC-Haven of Rest). She can be reached at 803-406-1902. Ann Driggers will serve as the Executive Director and will work hand in hand with Laura and other board members (Joette Wielicki, Cindy Bradham and Cheryl Coggins). The board thanks the Clarendon community for continuing to support their ongoing success as a women's center for domestic violence crises, assisting women who are seeking a transitional house away from their aggressors. The JCMC website will remain jordancrossroadsministrycenter.com, where board members and volunteers are available for contact numbers and general information. JCMC-Haven of Rest board The Master's Place Ministry The Master's Place Ministry would like to announce that their Sunday Service time has changed back to 10 a.m. There will be no 3 p.m. service. Fourth Crossroad Baptist and a beverage for $7. Dine in or carry out. The Wyboo Community Church is located at 12135 Hwy. 260 (at the intersection of Morello and Patriot Roads, near the dam). All are welcome. For additional information call 478-7001 or 803-720-4868. Pinewood Baptist Church will host the group Promise in concert at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 29. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served after the concert. A nursery will be provided. Pinewood Baptist is located on Highway 261 in Pinewood. For more information, please contact the church office at (803) 452-5373 or visit the website at www.pinewoodbaptist.org. Fourth Crossroad Baptist Church, located at 1612 Crossroad Church Rd. in Manning, will hold their Musician Appreciation Services at 6 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14. Many groups and choirs are invited. Pinewood Baptist Church Macedonia Fire Baptized Holiness St. Matthias Toddler Program The St. Matthias Episcopal Church Toddler Program is now accepting applications for the new year. The program operates at the church from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, please contact Sandy Plance at the church office, 485-2504. Macedonia Fire Baptized Holiness Church, located at 9788 Silver Rd. in Manning, will hold their Annual Missionary Day Program, at 3:30 p.m., on Sunday, Jan. 15. The program is entitled Women of the Bible. Everyone is invited to share in this program. We are expecting a mighty move of God! Emmanuel Baptist Church Wyboo Community Church Supper The Wyboo Community Church will sponsor a Church Supper from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17. The menu will include pulled pork, with vegetables, slaw, dessert, roll Emmanuel Baptist Church will host several events for Christian homeschool families. On 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, the Classical Conversations Homeschool Community will host an informational meeting. Classical Conversations is a tutoring service that will provide programs for K46th grade each Thursday beginning Fall 2012 at EBC. For more information, contact the church office at 435-8252. Clarendon Exterminating x "Proudly Serving Clarendon County for 30 Years!" 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Manning, SC 803-505-6552 Owned & Operated by Gene Floyd & Archie Pierson Licensed � Bonded � Insured January 11, 2012 Citizen Celebrations Lord Clarendon Cotillion The Lord Clarendon Cotillion presented five debutantes on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, at Sunset Country Club. Elizabeth McGill Brock was escorted by Chandler Brewer Brock and Donald Fann Poe Jr. Lauren Elizabeth Johnson was escorted by Morgan Chase Sprott and Blanding Galloway Johnson. Caroline Elizabeth Powell was escorted by Collin Denmarc Powell and Cadet Phillip Alton Jordan. Lauren Elizabeth Stogner was escorted by Thurmon Lee Stogner III and Thomas Windham Peagler. Alexandria Caroline Walker was escorted by Johnson Morse Snell and Charles Nelson Walker Jr. Sons of members presented were William Thomas Geddings III (Not pictured) and Collin Denmarc Powell. Page Seven Clemson Graduates The President, faculty and staff of Clemson University are proud to announce the following local graduates. They were among the 1,121 students who received degrees at the Dec. 22, 2011, ceremony. Wesley Ridgeway Brunson, a resident of Alcolu, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Resource Management. Kate Foxworth Watson, a resident of Greeleyville, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal and Veterinary Sciences. Megan Elizabeth Corbett, a resident of Manning, graduated with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree in Landscape Architecture. Philip Gamble Murray, a resident of Manning, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. The 2012 Lord Clarendon debutantes (front): Elizabeth McGill Brock, Lauren Elizabeth Johnson, Caroline Elizabeth Powell, Lauren Elizabeth Stogner, Alexandria Caroline Walker; (back): Chandler Brewer Brock, Donald Fann Poe, Morgan Chase Sprott, Blanding Galloway Johnson, Collin Denmarc Powell, Cadet Phillip Alton Jordan, Thurman Lee Stogner III, Thomas Windham Peagler, Johnson Morse Snell, Charles Nelson Walker, Jr. Submitted Photo/Clarendon Citizen LMA Fourth Graders Coker Dean's List The President, faculty and staff of Coker College are proud to announce that the following local students have been named to the Fall 2011 Dean's List at Coker College for earning a 3.75 or higher grade point average (on a 4.0 scale): Brandi McGee of Greeleyville, Rebecca Blackmon of Manning, Kerrie Cribb of Manning, Ashley Ridgeway of Manning and Analisa Smith of Manning. Citizen Military Brief Army Spec. Rockeya R. Cleveland has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. Cleveland is the niece of Elouise Moses of June Burn Road, Alcolu. She is a 2002 graduate of Manning High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in 2006 from Benedict College, Columbia. Students in the Laurence Manning Academy fourth grade collected money to give the Free Will Baptist Children's Home and its residents a new television set for Christmas. The LMA students personally delivered their gift. Submitted Photo/Clarendon Citizen ClarendonCitizen.com Get up to the minute news, sports & information at C&M TIRES NEW and USED Used $ Tires Monday, January 16th Weekly Special 2197 Sumter Hwy (Hwy 301 across from E&E Feed) 10 $ Warranty honored at all locations: L&C Tires in Summerton 488-8473 � M&M Tires in Sumter 803-795-3679 and two stores coming soon to Kingstree Mounted and balanced, with 30 day warranty (on select sizes) 89 and up 95 plus tax & disposal 4 Used Tires C&M New and Used Tires � 803-460-0403 � Open Monday - Saturday 8am - 6pm Page eight New Lines The Davis Station, Jordan, Bloomville and Wilson-Foreston precincts will be split between House District 64 and House District 101, which is currently held by Rep. Ronnie Sabb (DKingstree). In those four precincts, where you live, will determine which district seat you vote for in the state House of Representatives. House District 101 will include the Wyboo community with homes in the area of Floran Street northwest to White Oak Drive to Players Course Drive, then north to above Joseph Lemon Dingle Road to S.C. 260. Then the line drops south to King Road where the line goes east to Raccoon Road then Bloomville Road before turning northeast and running into Brewer Road. From Brewer Road the line goes to S. Brewington Road where it follows S. Brewington Road northeast to just south of Kesock Circle where the line turns sharply east and runs parallel to U.S. 521 into Williamsburg County. Voters who live in the areas of White Oak Drive south of Floran Street, Creekside Drive and Winding Pond Road as well as the neighborhoods off Sam Nexson and Pearson roads will remain in House District 64. To be more concise, if you live east of Players Course Drive, south of Joseph Lemon Dingle Road and King Road, and south of Brewer Road from Marlowe Drive to S. Brewington Road and from Brewington Road south of Mt. Hope Swamp to the Williamsburg County line, you will probably be voting in House District 101. All voters living within those areas will need to check with the Clarendon County Voter Registration Office to determine whether they'll vote for District 64 or District 101. The Clarendon County Voter Registration Office is located in the basement of the Clarendon County Courthouse. Voting for the Senate District 36 Seat won't be as confusing. All precincts in Clarendon County will continue to vote for the Senate District 36 seat, currently held by Sen. John C. Land III. While Land lost all of the precincts that he held for 12 years in Calhoun County, he gained precincts in Sumter, Florence and Darlington counties. The Senate District 36 seat that has typically been based in Clarendon County will now have considerably more voters in Sumter County than Clarendon County. The constituent base for Senate District 36 will include 34,971 voters in Clarendon County, 50,956 voters in Sumter County, 7,555 voters in Florence County and 3,554 voters in Darlington County. "My district lost Calhoun County," Land said on Jan. 4. "It's okay. I hated to lose it, but it was a hard place to get to. I liked the people very, very much." With the loss of Calhoun County, Land said gaining two precincts in Darlington would be a "new adventure for me and I'm used to that." Land said many of the Sumter precincts he was gaining weren't really new to him. "I used to have more of Sumter County in my district," he said. "So, the new part of Sumter is really old to me." Land said he was "satisfied" with the newly restructured District 36. "It's always been the case that there have been more votes in Sumter County than Clarendon," Land said. "It really gets down to who gets the most votes and historically, Clarendon enjoys a good turn out. I call it the `Boss Hog' of the district." Will Land be seeking another term in the Senate? "Yes," he said Jan. 4. "I'm the longest serving legislator in Columbia and that means a lot to a district. I'm not in favor of term limits. I come up for election every four years and the voters can limit my term. It's always in the hands of the voters." Johnson, who won a special election in 2010 to fill the House District 64 seat vacated with the death of Cathy Harvin, widow of longtime House District 64 representative Alex Harvin, said he's running for re-election in June. "I lost a portion of the county, but I'm also taking in the districts that have been a part of Sumter County," Johnson said Jan. 4. "I voted against the total plan, but I feel good now with the new lines." Johnson said having a seat in the Sumter County Delegation would be an asset for Clarendon County. "They are doing a great job recruiting industry in Sumter," he said. "I'd love to be able to share some of that knowledge with the folks in Clarendon." Johnson said Sabb who will be representing a por- from page 1 January 11, 2012 Elections city officers in separate nonpartisan elections. In Manning, residents will head to the polls to elect a mayor, currently held by Julia A. Nelson; a councilmember from District 1, currently held by Clayton Pack; a councilmember from District 4, currently held by Johnny Gordon; and a councilmember from District 6, currently held by Sherry Welle. Summerton residents will head to the polls to fill three at-large council seats, currently held by Ellen Ardis, Henry Lawson and Ritchie Way. Run-off elections, if necessary, will be held on April 17. On June 12, residents from throughout the county will head to the polls in a partisan election of countywide offices as well as two seats on Clarendon County Council. Countywide offices up for election in June are Clarendon County Sheriff, currently held by Randy Garrett; Clarendon County Coroner, currently held by Hayes Samuels; Clarendon County Probate Judge, Kathy Geddings; Clarendon County Clerk of Court, currently held by Beulah Roberts; Chairman of Clarendon County Council, currently held by Dwight Stewart; and one of the two County Council Seats from District 2, currently held by A.C. English. A runoff election, if needed, would be held on June 26. The General Election is scheduled for Nov. 6. Along with presidential candidates, countywide offices and two seats on county council, residents of Clarendon School District 1 will also get to choose two seats on the Clarendon 1 Board of from page 1 Trustees, currently held by Dr. Bernard Richburg and Vastine Johnson. Voters also need to keep in mind that House District 64 lines have changed and will now include Home Branch and Paxville. House District 101 has been added with split precincts in Davis Station, Jordan, Bloomville and Wilson-Foreston. Residents living in the split precincts can check with Clarendon County Voter Registration to determine which candidate will be representing them in the State House of Representatives. tion of his old District 64 will make a "good representative" for Clarendon County. "Ronnie will do a good job," he said. "He's dedicated and he listens to his constituents." "I'm excited about representing a portion of Clarendon County," Sabb said Jan. 4. "Yes, I'm running for re-election. Kevin has volunteered to take me around and introduce me to the people in my district there." Sabb said issues he's interested in for the upcoming legislative session are copper theft and an increase in the number of stolen cars that are being crushed without the owner's knowledge. "That's fundamentally wrong," he said. "The car crushing companies need to have the title of the vehicle before they crush a vehicle. I'm going to work on that legislation." Two other issues involve solidifying the state's retirement system and taking a closer look at tax reform and closing loopholes. "I plan on working for the people of my district," Sabb said. "I'm going to be in Clarendon County soon and I look forward to meeting the folks there and talking to my constituents." Good News! We are the authorized agent for AARP Auto Insurance Program from The Hartford. John Mathis, Agent 8 W. Rigby � Manning office 803-433-0060 � fax 803-433-0061 www.JeffordsInsurance.com Computer Problems? We Buy Pecans! r SimplyRSit soeuiethneGrnill Bistro o sr ad Southern Cooking with a Cajun Kick Let Tanisha at Every Wednesday and Thursday Evening With the purchase of meal come by or contact Help! 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Church St. Manning � 435-4171 *Subject to our most liberal credit policy. 2-person Captain's Choice No Handicap - Must use 5 tee shots from every person Men ages 49 & younger - White Tees Men ages 50 & older - Gold Tees Women - Red Tees Prizes will be determined by the number of entries and there will be closest to the pin prizes on the par 3 holes Call Brenda or Jean today! 2565 Players Course Dr. � Manning More information, call Paul or Victor at 803-478-7899 Download entry form at WybooGolfClub.com January 11, 2012 Page nine King family plans Celebration of Life Gala II By Sharron haley The King family of Manning has a lot to celebrate. Eleven years ago, Thomas and Paulette King learned their 17-year-old son, Craig, had osteogenic sarcoma, a medical term for bone cancer. He was a teenager and a senior honor student at Manning High School. He was athletic. He played baseball and football. He'd already been accepted at South Carolina State University with plans to major in elementary education. Little did they know that life for their son was about to change drastically. Obeying his mom, Craig was making up his bed one morning when he hit his leg on the bedpost. The pain was so bad that his parents immediately took him to the family doctor who referred him to a doctor in Florence. The Florence doctor referred the Kings to an orthopedic oncologist who did a biopsy on Craig's leg. While their teenage son was still in recovery, the Kings received the news that every parent dreads to hear � your child has cancer. Craig underwent 10 months of chemotherapy. He had surgery to remove his tibia. His knee was totally reconstructed, including an internal prosthesis that still sets off the alarms at airport security checkpoints. He lost his hair and almost died twice from negative reactions to the chemotherapy treatments. The young man who excelled academically and athletically had to learn how to walk all over again. About eight years ago, the Kings and several of their family members formed The King Team to support Craig and other family members and friends with cancer and to raise funds and awareness of cancer for Relay for Life. Since then, the King Team has collected and donated more than $40,000 to just any old gala would do. Craig wanted a Celebration of Life Gala. On May 1, 2010, Craig, his parents, family members, friends and dozens of cancer patients and survivors attended the first Celebration of Life Gala. More than 280 people attended the elegant affair held at The Matrix Center. All proceeds from the gala were divided between Relay for Life and Camp Kemo, a camp Craig attended as a cancer patient and where he later became a counselor. The King Team with Craig onboard is currently planning a Celebration of Life Gala II to be held at 7:30 p.m. May 5, 2012, at The Matrix Center on the Kingstree Highway. Tickets for the gala, $35 per person or $60 per couple, are available now by emailing email@example.com, by contacting any member of the King Team or calling (803) 473-6070. Sponsorships for the gala are also available. For more information, call (803) 4736070. The gala will feature a seated dinner, live music, dancing and inspirational guests, including Caroline Mack-Hill, former Miss Black USA in 1997 and 1998. "I am very excited about the gala," Mack-Hill said Jan. 3. "It's notable that a young man will dedicate himself to helping such a worthy cause. The world needs more advocates like Craig and perhaps we'd make great strides in fighting cancer and making a difference for people all over the world." Today, Craig is a vibrant young man with a big smile and a zest for life. He goes for a checkup once a year in July. "I used to worry about it," he said just after Christmas. "Now, I don't." While Craig is moving for- Citizen News Caroline Mack-Hill Relay. On May 1, 2005, while he was celebrating his fifth year cancer free, Craig had a vision. The young man who almost died not once but twice and who was now beating the odds wanted to celebrate his survivorship, but he didn't want to celebrate alone. He wanted other survivors to celebrate too and he didn't stop there. He wanted to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. His vision � a gala � but not ward with his life and looking to the future, he gets a big dose of reality every year during Camp Kemo. "Your life gets put into perspective," he said. "Every year we've lost a camper or several campers from the year before. It hurts. It's real. I keep telling myself that I'm a survivor. `You survived cancer Craig.'" Craig said he feels like it's his "duty" to bring about cancer awareness and to help others cope with the disease. "That's the reason I was spared. That's why I'm still here. I have a platform to do." In October, the King family lost Ada King, 90, to cancer. "She was a breast cancer survivor," Craig's mother said. "The cancer came back and she wasn't able to win that battle." Paulette King said the King Team has five cancer survivors on it. "We're in this together," she said. "We're fighting it together." Motives The representatives from the SCDE outlined the four principles of the waiver and how the changes would conform to meet certain requirements of the federally mandated program. Throughout the two hour-long presentation, Dr. Nancy W. Busbee, deputy superintendent for the Division of Accountability with the SCDE, repeatedly told those attending the meeting that the proposed waiver would have to be tweaked several times to meet the federal standards and that input from those on the front lines of education would be greatly appreciated. In the Manning audience were the superintendents from all three Clarendon County school districts, Dr. Rose Wilder from Clarendon School District 1, John Tindal from Clarendon School District 2 and Dr. Connie Dennis from Clarendon School District 3. Principals from schools throughout the county were also on hand along with a number of teachers from Pre-K through high school. Ferdinand Burns, president of the Sumter NAACP, was also in the audience along with a handful of interested county residents and parents. As the meeting progressed, teachers, administrators and superintendents offered input to the various principles suggested by the SCDE. After the meeting was over, the consensus from several of those attending the meeting was that the SCDE had already made up its mind on the wording of the waiver and the stakeholder meetings were being held simply to satisfy a requirement of the proposed waiver. "I think this was great," said Tindal. "I just hope that they will do as they say they are going to do and use the input from these meetings in putting together the waiver. But, I'm under the impression that the waiver has already been finished and these meetings are being held after the fact." Wilder had the same impression. "This should not be just about going through the motion to satisfy a requirement of the plan," she said. "I would caution our state to make certain that the input gathered concerning the waiver for flexibility from the meetings around the state is utilized in the plan." On Thursday, Dennis outlined seven concerns she has with the waiver. They include: �Computer-based assessment of tests � provision of the curriculum � rewarding and grading of schools (subgroups) � measures of student growth in schools (i.e. Pre-K, art, music and PE) � loss of school improvement dollars � higher expectations for special education services providers � higher expectations of teacher evaluations "We appreciate the time period for public comments and hope that the input provided will be utilized," Dennis said. "The information presented by the SCDE was informative. We are thankful that an opportunity was provided for districts to hear the SCDE plan of ESEA flexibility at this point and be given a chance to offer input regarding forthcoming changes." Wilder said that having 100 percent of students performing at the proficient level by the year 2014 as required by the NCLB Act was "admirable but unrealistic." "There are some components of NCLB that should have never been implemented," Wilder said. "But, there are some components of NCLB that were needed. With that said, I am not certain if the effort and the amount of money that will be spent in developing the required plan for the waiver are worth it." Wilder also asked the "powers that be" if "the proposed plan to address the waiver is better than what is in place now." All three superintendents questioned the funding of various items within the waiver and asked the representatives from the SCDE how a plan could be formulated in such a short time. Busbee told the attendees that the "NCLB 100 percent proficiency level by 2014 goal was unrealistic." And she added that the waiver would give the districts the option "for meeting the requirements or making improvements to reach the from page 1 2013 level or 90 percent proficiency." Busbee also told those in attendance that the state had $250 million to use more effectively with more flexibility if the waiver were approved. At the end of the program, Burns asked for the SCDE representatives to take a message back to State Superintendent of Education Mick Zais. "Resources, funding, whatever the resources are from the federal government, we don't need to be turning them down," Burns told the SCDE representatives. "We are not in any position to be rejecting any money especially money for education." For a complete copy of the proposed waiver, log onto www.ed.sc.gov. On line comments will be accepted until Jan. 23. The waiver request for flexibility must be submitted by Feb. 21. Downtown Buildings Available for Rent 23 South Mill Street Across from the courthouse Available January 1st $ per month 750 16 North Mill Street Just down from Manning City Hall Available January 1st $ per month 550 For more information, call 803.435.9655 Page Ten January 11, 2012 By Sharron haley Scott's Branch - 56 Gov's Science & Math - 24 Consistent scoring throughout the game contributed to the Scott's Branch Eagles' huge win against the Governor's Science and Math Eagles, 5624, Jan. 6, at home. SBHS started out strong and ended strong against GSM with 10 points in the first quarter, 13 points in the second quarter, 20 points in the third quarter and finishing with 13 points in the fourth period. Ten Eagles got into the scoring column for SBHS. Traviant Riley led all SBHS scorers with 11 points, including three from long range, one rebound, four steals and two assists. Trashawn Jones scored nine points with three rebounds, one blocked shot, five steals and two assists. Shakei Green scored seven points with two rebounds, and one steal. Devin Brailsford had Eagles' trounce Governor's Science and Math seven points, including one from three-point range, six rebounds, three steals and three assists. Bernard McDaniel scored five points with three rebounds and four steals. Robert Felder dropped in four points with two rebounds, two blocked shots and two steals. Sam Murry had two points with one rebound, one assist and two steals. Malcom Ragin scored six points with two rebounds and one blocked shot. Charlie Wright had five points with one steal. TyQuan Kennedy rounded out the scoring with two points, one blocked shot and one steal. Jamal Ingram had one rebound. Jay Shawn Junious had two rebounds, one blocked shot and two steals. Scott's Branch loses by 22 to Calhoun County Calhoun County - 67 Scott's Branch - 45 What a difference a day makes. One day after soundly defeating Governor's Science and Math by 32 points, Scott's Branch loses big in an away game to Calhoun County, 67-45. Calhoun County's Saints pulled away in the first quarter in their game against SBHS and never looked back. In the first quarter, the Saints outscored the Eagles 20-14. At the end of the first half, the Eagles were behind 34-20. By the end of the third quarter, the Saints were up 54-31. SBHS #14 Devin Brailsford led all Eagle scorers with 11 points, three rebounds, one steal and two assists. Trashawn Jones followed with eight points, seven rebounds, two steals and one assist. Four Eagles scored six points: Traviant Riley, Shakie Green, Robert Felder and TyQuan Kennedy. Felder had a big night on the boards with nine rebounds and eight blocked shots. Citizen Sports By Sharron haley Manning - 55 East Clarendon - 50 The Monarchs won a close game Jan. 3, at John Franklin Thames Gymnasium against cross county rival Wolverines, 55-50. Manning had three Monarchs in double figures scoring. Jerrell Frierson scored 14 points. Phillip Henry scored 13 points and Jamal Keels scored 12 points. Ro'Char Witherspoon scored eight points for the Monarchs while Pendergrass scored four points and Jire' Brunson and Cameron Manning squeaks by ECHS Darley scored two points each. East Clarendon had two Wolverines in double figures scoring. Carlos Hickson and Nate Rowland scored 12 points each. Mike Miller and Jearl Harrison scored eight points each. Ray Kersey scored six points while Lorell Flemming and Chris McGill both scored two points. Manning loses by 15 to Crestwood Crestwood - 75 Manning - 60 The Monarchs took it on By Sharron haley Lady Monarchs - 44 Lady Wolverines - 22 The Lady Monarchs opened 2012 with a big win Jan. 3, over cross county rival, the Lady Wolverines, 44-22. Karen White led Manning scorers with 13 points, seven rebounds, two steals and one assist. Breanna Nelson followed with eight points, two steals, one assist and one blocked shot. Shanequa Muldrow scored six points with two steals and four assists. Alexia Abraham had six points, six rebounds, three steals and two assists. Lanisha Brown dropped in five points with two steals and three assists. Monica Nelson, Petra York and Aigaine Harrison rounded out the scoring with two points each. For the Lady Wolverines, Alexus Watford led all East Clarendon scorers with 10 points. D'onna McFadden and Shameka Jackson scored four points each. Latisha Wells contributed two points. Mica McFadden and TyQuasha Kennedy had one point each. "Alexus has been a little hesitant to shoot the ball once she misses," Lady Wolverine Coach James Green said Monday. "I've been encouraging her to shoot more and she had a good game. I hope that carries on into our conference games." Green said his Lady Wolverine team has two returning starters and three players who saw limited action last year and three of the starting five are seniors. "We're young in terms of court time," he said. "But we're a good team." On Jan. 10, the Lady Wolverines will face off against C.E. Murray in Greeleyville and on Jan. 13, the Scott's Branch Lady Eagles visit Turbeville. "C.E. Murray is a tough Lady Monarchs win big over EC team," Green said. "They beat Manning in overtime. But, I believe that if we play good basketball we'll have the opportunity to come away with a win. We can beat C.E. Murray, but we're going to have to play good basketball to do it." figures. Two players finished the game with a double-double. Alexia Abraham led all Lady Monarch scorers with 19 points and nine rebounds. Lanisha Brown finished with a double-double, 13 points, 11 rebounds, two steals, three assists and one blocked shot. Breanna Nelson had a double-double, 10 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Shanequa Muldrow had six points and two steals. Karen White scored six points with 10 rebounds, three steals and two blocked shots. Petra York had six points and six rebounds. Makeba Harvin finished with two points. The next time the Lady Monarchs take the court will be Jan. 13, in Lake City against the Lady Panthers. the chin against Crestwood on Jan. 4, at John Franklin Thames Gymnasium, 75-60. The Monarchs had three players in double figures scoring including Phillip Henry who knocked down 21 points for Manning. Jamal Keels finished with 16 points and Ro'Char Witherspoon scored 11. Jire' Brunson scored eight points. Jason Baxter and Jerrell Frierson both finished with two points. Crestwood finished with four players in double figures led by Harry Titus' 21 points. Scott's Branch #3 Traviant Riley led the Eagles past the Governor's Science and Math Eagles, 56-24, on Jan. 6, at home. Sam levy/Clarendon Citizen Everyone is Approved!* $ No Credit? Slow Credit? 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January 11, 2012 Page eleven Citizen Wildlife There's nothing finer than preserved quail hunting By Terry Madewell There are not much finer opportunities in the outdoor world than watching a couple of good quail dogs practice their art of stalking a covey of quail. We were right in the midst of such a scene as both dogs slipped up on an unknown number of quail. But whether a single or an entire covey, the two shooters were Citizen Trophy Teresa Scurry, of Manning, caught her very first catfish at Jacks Creek on Jan. 7. This big cat weighed in at 24 lbs. Catfish stew anyone? SuBMiTTed PhoTo/Clarendon Citizen By Terry Madewell The cold weather hammer had to drop sometime and it finally has, but the overall impact is not necessarily a bad one. As in all of nature, there are reasons for change and we need a certain amount of cold weather and colder water temperatures for various reasons including those that are fish related, but also for vegetation in and around the lake and numerous other things. This first offshoot of cold weather has caused the fishing action to have slowed a bit with the big chill that came through. Overall, the news has still been decent on the catfish action, with some striper reports coming in as well. A few scattered crappie reports have been received and the largemouth fishing is still fair to good. As is the typical pattern for this time of year, the best fishing for the catfish is for the blue catfish species. The key is to find where there are big schools of baitfish, then anchor and fan cast around the boat on the lower end of Lake Marion. In Lake Moultrie, most of the successful catfish anglers have been drift fishing, with most of the catches coming from deep water along the drops and ledges. The blue catfish are being taken on cut bait with shad, perch and herring being best baits. The flatheads are still being taken although that action is slower and are being caught on live bream, perch and shiners, along with fresh cutbait. Some good catches of channel catfish continue to be made and these fish are being caught occasionally when fishing for blues or when targeted by using red worms, night crawlers, stink baits, minnows and small chunks of cut bait along the Fishing slows with cold, catfishing good drops and ledges in 20 feet of water. The largemouth bass action is still good, particularly around heavy cover in fairly shallow water. Slow your lure presentation for best results as the water continues to get colder. Fish are cold blooded and their metabolism drops as water temperatures go down, so they are less active and mobile. But they will still feed. In essence, they don't chase baits as activity as they have in the past when the water temperature was warmer. The bottom bumping, "shaky head" lures continue to be very effective on the upper end of Lake Marion according to reliable reports. Plastic worms and spinner baits worked around isolated patches of cover have been productive on large fish as well. Some fish are also being taken around the eel grass as well with slow moving lures. Some good catches are also being made in the larger creeks such as Taw Caw, Wyboo and Potato creeks as shad begin to filter into the larger creeks. In the lower end of the lake, some reports continue on stripers being taken on live bait, as well as some action in the Diversion Canal. They are being caught on live bait drifting, as well as casting buck tails, swimming minnow lures and top water lures early and late in the day when schooling. Fishing along the South Carolina coast continues to be extremely good for redfish and some excellent catches of speckled trout have been reported as well. Cold weather is great for both these species and redfish are being taken on artificial as well as live bait, or frozen finger mullet and trout are being taken on green grubs and live bait such as mud minnows. ready. One shooter, property owner William Peagler had a gun, the other (me), had a camera. It was a scene that was to be repeated numerous times over the afternoon. As they crept closer, one dog backed while the other crept forward in live, slow-motion it seemed, finally stopping and locking on point. As it turned out, the dog had moved to within inches of the birds and had to be literally looking at them. One step forward from the hunter and the birds flushed, about a half dozen hefty quail, and flew wildly in all directions. One zipped up and back right over Peagler's head as well as over mine. The others winged toward all points of the compass. But kudos to the shooter as he fired twice and two quail fell to the ground. I had gotten an action picture and he had two more quail in the bag. Were these wild birds? Most likely not, but if you ask did they behave as wild birds, the answer would be very much like wild birds. Because of a lack of natural habitat in most areas, quail hunters have suffered with declining wild bird populations over the years in many areas. As a result, quality places to hunt have also become a premium. On some places and preserves I've been, I've seen that the birds just don't fly well and run on the ground and have to be almost kicked in the rump to take to wing. But hunting at Blackbrier Plantation near Cross, the birds worked great and acted quite like natural birds would and should behave. One reason is simple, the birds are not released just before they hunt, because of their use of "Johnny Houses," the birds live full time in the wild and Calla Lily are literally free to roam and forage on a daily basis. However, they do have a safe and secure "home" to which they can return and avoid heavy predation by hawks, coyotes and other would be assassins. But at the same time, they learn the ways of the wild and become more likely to behave as wild birds. Nothing really compares to wild birds if you are a die-hard quail hunter, but if you find yourself loving to quail hunt and are having a hard time finding good bird hunting, it's simply just across the lake. Blackbrier has been in operation for a few years and also offers outstanding turkey and deer hunting opportunities. But now is the time for quail hunting and while Blackbrier is a hunting preserve, it is also an extension of Blacks Camp on the Diversion Canal and hunts can be booked from there. Peagler, also the mayor of Moncks Corner, along with Alan Weiss of Blacks Camp provide the oversight and management of the preserve and take a keen interest in ensuring the birds are as wild and abundant as possible. "We started the quail hunting about five years ago and have learned a lot along the way in terms of making the hunts better and the birds behave as wild and natural as possible, which is how hunters would want them to behave," Peagler said. "I love to hunt I want the best possible quail hunts too, so we provide as much habitat diversity as possible while doing everything we can to provide optimum quail habitat. The key to any wildlife species is proper management and even though we have birds that we release, using the Johnny Houses ensure they get ac- William Peagler and his dog with a few of the quail taken one afternoon at Blackbrier Preserve. customed to the wild and it does seem to make them much better at behaving like wild birds." Weiss said the process to ensure good hunting is a yearround project. "We not only plant food plots, but we manipulate the habitat to provide good quail cover and we do controlled burns, which is a prime management tool for the overall management of quail," Weiss said. "But one of the keys to our success is the house. They are small, about four by four feet and about five feet tall with a small funnel entrance. We do provide some food for them and can leave enough for up to three weeks, which also reduces the time they are around humans. This increases the opportunity to grow a bit wild. The birds that are put into these houses seem to naturally band together and learn to be a family of sorts. Terry Madewell/Clarendon Citizen When they bond, they stick together as a group and family unit, bonding as a covey of birds, not just a random group of birds placed out for shooting." The season for Quail Preserve Hunting is longer than the normal season and goes from Oct. 1 though March 31. At Blackbrier, there is a 25 bird minimum and the cost is $235 for the birds and guide (with dog) and is good for a single hunter or two hunters. For more information or to book a hunt, contact Blacks Camp at 843-753-2231 or call Alan Weiss, co-owner at Blacks Camp where hunts are booked, on his cell phone at 843-209-0746. Editor's note: Anyone affiliated with or owning a hunting preserve and would like to do a story with Mr. Madewell, is invited to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Caf� Dependable ... Competent ... Connected! Johnny Corbett, Quality Printers' Customer Relations Representative, brings over 30 years experience in the printing industry to his hometown. Fresh Murrays donuts, specialty coffees, bagels, muffins, breakfast croissants and more. Join us for Breakfast . . . And Lunch . . . 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Garnett of Paxville. A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, in Davis Cemetery in Sumter, with the Rev. Dr. Eugene Mosier officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Stan Bradham, Craig Geddings, Stacy Garnett, Mark Ard, Robby Eckhardt, Gary Geddings and Gerald Galloway. The family will receive friends at the residence, 8195 Sumter Highway, Alcolu. Memorials may be made to Davis Cemetery Association, c/o Linda Davis Burress, Treasurer, 4195 Hwy 521 S, Sumter, SC 29153. Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, Manning, was in charge of arrangements. in Columbia, she was the daughter of the late Charles Henry Duke Jr. and the late Betty Lancaster Duke. She was a member of Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Columbia. She is survived by her brother, Charles H. "Chuck" Duke III of Summerton; the Chase family members of Columbia; loving friend, Amelia Cannon of Summerton; and all of her loving family at Northwoods Senior Living and Memory Care. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Northwoods Senior Living and Memory Care, 1267 N. Main St., Sumter, SC 29153. Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, Manning, is in charge of arrangements. dren Harold Anthony James, Margaret Hill and Tracy Taylor all of Manning; five grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren; five sisters: Julia Blondell (Marion) Boyd, Pinewood, Alice (Joseph) Cummings, Summerville, Adraine (Mackey) Deschamps, Ruth Diane James and Florance J. Knight all of Rimini; three brothers, Washington C. James, the Rev. Saymon (Daisy) James, Wilkie James all of Rimini and other relatives. Funeral services were 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, at the Antioch A.M.E. Church with the Pastor, the Rev. Dr. Serena King-Freeman, officiating and the Rev. Anna R. Williams Gleaton, Eulogist. Interment followed in the Florence National Cemetery. Mr. James was placed in the church for public viewing from 10 a.m. until the hour of service. The family will receive friends at the James residence,1075 Oriole Place, Manning. Henry Ray Lowery, 68, husband of Nancy Marie Wheeler Lowery, died on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, in Tuomey Hospital. Born Aug. 19, 1943, in Sumter, he was the son of Ruth Ray Lowery and the late Henry Lowery. He was a truck driver for A.M. Webber, and a member of Midway Presbyterian Church in New Zion. Surviving are his mother of Sumter; wife of Sumter; two daughters, Lisa Marie Lowery Feeney (Justin) and Nancy Lynn Lowery Wells (Woodrow Wilson III) of Sumter; two brothers, Phillip Lowery of Sumter and James Lowery of Rembert; a sister, Jennie Lowery Hoover of Sumter; four grandchildren, Alexandra Grace Wells, Lauren Grace Feeney, Woodrow Wilson Wells IV and Justin Lloyd Feeney. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at Midway Presbyterian Church in New Zion, with the Rev. Dr. Rodney Foster officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Jimmy Lowery, Danny Hoover, Woodrow Wilson Wells III, Richard Ray, Justin Feeney and Stanley Welch. Memorials may be made to Midway Presbyterian Church, 12183 Black River Road, New Zion, SC 29111. Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, Manning, was in charge of arrangements. Joseph "Joe Moe" Moorer eulogist and assisting was the Rev. Ethel W. Sweat, the Rev. David Pugh and Minister Carolyn Vaughn. Burial was in the churchyard cemetery. The family is receiving friends at the home of his brother and sister-in-law, Norman and Hazel Moorer Jr., 2067 Hector Walker Road, Manning. Mary Chase Duke Henderson, 63, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at Tuomey Hospital. Born March 22, 1948, Mary Chase Duke Henderson Harold "Hallie" James, 66, husband of the late Linda White James, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at the Carolinas Hospital System in Florence. Born in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Samuel Allen James Jr. and Julia Fairy James. Hallie was a life long member of Antioch A.M.E. Church in Rimini. He was a graduate of Manchester High School in the class of 1964. He served his country in the United States Army and completed two tours of duty in Vietnam. Surviving are three chil- Harold "Hallie" James Henry Ray Lowery Clarendon Citizen Legal Advertising NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES All persons having claims against the following estates are required to deliver or mail their claims to the indicated Personal Representatives, appointed to administer these estates, and to file their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of Clarendon County, the address of which is P.O. Box 307, on or before the date that is eight months after the date of the first publication of this Notice to Creditors (unless barred by operation of Section 62-3-803), or such persons shall be forever barred as to their claims. All claims are required to be presented in written statements, indicating the name and the address of the claimant, the basis of the claim, the amount claimed, the date when the claim will become due, the nature of any uncertainty as to the amount claimed and the date when due, and a description of any security as to the claim. Estate: Jane B. Duke Floyd Personal Representative: Charles H. Duke III Address: 1120 Jasper Lane, Summerton, SC 29148 Attorney: Ricci Land Welch, Esq., Attorney at Law Address: P.O. Box 138, Manning, SC 29102 (12/28-1/11) ____________________________ Estate: Dennis W. Pace Personal Representative: Darlene P. Wooten Address: 431 Brookdale Lane, Conway, SC 29526 Attorney: Jack W. Swan, Esquire, Attorney at Law Address: 1455 Remount Rd., Ste. D, N. Charleston, SC 294 (1/4-1/18) ____________________________ Estate: Thelma R. Brown Personal Representative: Jennifer L. Brown Address: 1106 Hickory Hill Road, Turbeville, SC 29162 (1/4-1/18) ____________________________ Estate: Cherry Geddings White Personal Representative: Steve H. White Address: 1046 McLeod Road, Manning, SC 29102 (1/11-1/25) Geddings Law Firm W.T. Geddings, Jr. General Practice Joseph "Joe Moe" Moorer, 55, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, at Palmetto Health Richland, Columbia. He's the son of the late Norman and Essie Lemon Moorer Sr. He was born May 8, 1956, in Manning. At an early age he accepted Christ and joined Elizabeth Baptist Church where he served on the Trustee Board and was a member of the Junior Choir. He was a 1975 graduate of Manning High School, Manning. After moving to Columbia, Joe was employed with Palmetto Baptist Hospital. Survivors are one son, Tarig I. Coard of Summerton; one daughter, Jessica Coard of Hinesville, Ga.; one brother, Norman (Hazel) Moorer Jr. of Manning; four sisters, Naomi (William) Stoudermire of Fayetteville, N.C.; Bernice Moorer of Vacaville, Calif.; Louise (Michael) Dukes and Dorothy Moorer both of Manning; three aunts, Carrie Lemon Briggs, Mary Smith; one uncle George Harvin; one sister-in-law and one brother-in-law. Remains were placed in the church at 10 a.m. with services at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church, 4829 Alex Harvin Hwy., Manning. The Rev. Dr. Ashley Vaughn, pastor presided, Elder James Robinson was the Aszelea P. Wilkes, age 62, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at her residence in Scranton after an illness. She was born in Williamsburg County and was the daughter Franklin Luther Powell and Olivi Smith Powell. She was a homemaker and was selfemployed. She was preceded in death by a brother Wiggie Smith and a great-grandchild, Kelsey Weaver. She is survived by her husband, Jack Wilkes Sr.; three daughters, Tammy (Mark) McAllister of Lake City, Cindy (Jamie) Hickman of Scranton, Leann (Chris) Flagler of Coward; one son, Jack Wilkes Jr. of Scranton; seven sisters and one brother; five grandchildren, Jackie Weaver of Effingham, Michael Buddin of Turbeville, Jordan Wilkes, Emme Wilkes and Kayle Wilkes all of Scranton. A service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at Floyd Funeral Home Chapel in Olanta with burial at Lee Cemetery in Scranton. Aszelea P. Wilkes LanD surveying, LLc F. Davis Mitchum Professional Land Surveyor Davis MitchuM Telephone: 473-6565 Handling divorces, personal injury, real estate, business law, child custody, probate and other legal needs. Insurance Isn't One Size Fits All... So We Offer More! 20 S. 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