101211 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 �2011 Citizen Media, LLC Volume2�Number41 SerViNgAllofClAreNdoNCouNty,SouthCAroliNA oCtober12,2011 One COunty ... One natiOn ... under GOd! Citizen Calendar Joey Godwin Fund As a show of love and support for the Godwin Family, a fund has been established at First Citizens Bank in Summerton to assist with Joey Godwin's medical and family expenses. Donations may be mailed or delivered to First Citizen Bank, Attn: Elaine Elmore, P.O. Box 308 (Main Street), Summerton, S.C. 29148. Joey is currently a patient at a rehab facility in Atlanta following brain surgery. Please continue to keep the entire Godwin family in your prayers. By ShARRoN hALEy Sumter County had 48 hours to make Continental Tires a reality for its residents and the county's development board turned to local officials for help. Greg A. Thompson, chairman of the Sumter Development Board, told the standing room only audience at the Sumter Opera House on Oct. 6 that Sumter County had just two days to keep Continental Tires from locating somewhere else. "We had 256 acres and we thought we were golden," he told the audience, "but the (plans) didn't fit ... Continental Tires comes Clarendon GOP Bobby Hitt, South Carolina Secretary of Commerce, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Nikolai Setzer, member of Continental's executive board and head of Continental's CoNtiNENtAL - pAgE 2 global tire business on stage during the announcement Thursday. ShARRoN hALEy/Clarendon Citizen The Clarendon County Republican Party will meet on Thursday, Oct. 13, at The French Hens. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. At 7 p.m. the speaker will be Chad Connelly, Chairman of the SCGOP. SBHS Homecoming Scott's Branch Middle/High School Homecoming will be held on Friday, Oct. 14. The parade will begin in downtown Summerton at 4:30 p.m. and the game will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Spann Stadium. Please come out and support the 2010 State Champion Eagles! Pack-a-Pickup Fundraiser In recognition of October as Domestic Violence Against Women's month, Jordan Crossroads Ministry Center - Haven of Rest Women's Center for Domestic Violence will hold a Pack-a-Pickup Fundraiser to receive nonperishable items and monetary donations from 8 a.m.-until on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Manning IGA. Please support this local women's shelter with your heartfelt donations. For additional information, contact Cindy Bradham at 460-6720 or Ann Driggers at 309-8085. B y S hARRoN h ALEy Fatalities on Clarendon County's roadways have almost doubled since last year. In the first nine months of 2010, six people died on the county's highways. As of mid Oct., 10 people have died in vehicle crashes this year. In an effort to stop vehicle fatalities, state, Vehicle fatalities are on the rise county and municipal law enforcement agencies are teaming together to saturate various areas in the county and municipalities with multi-jurisdictional traffic patrols. "We have to bring those numbers down," 1st Sgt. James L. Sinkler of the South Carolina Highway Patrol told a group of Clarendon County law enforce- ment officers at an Oct. 10 meeting at the Clarendon County Sheriff's Office. "They're driving too fast for conditions. It's not drinking and driving that's causing the majority of the fatal crashes. It's driving too fast and not paying attention." Sinkler met with Claren- Randy Garrett FAtALitiES - pAgE 8 Clarendon heating assistance Wateree Community Actions will hold its Mass Application Process for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Heating Program for Clarendon County on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 8:30 a.m. at 3 W. Boyce Street, Manning. The first 100 individuals will be processed for assistance. Required documentation includes but is not limited to: proof of applicant Social Security number and a picture I.D.; Social Security cards or official document with Social Security numbers for all household members (no exceptions).; proof of total household gross income for the past 30 days.; a current utility bill: past due, final or cutoff notice.; and a current heating bill. Household must provide proof of emergency to apply for emergency assistance. For more information, contact the Clarendon County, Wateree Community Actions Community Service Office at 4354337. Clarendon Housing Workshop The Clarendon County Community Development Corporation, Inc. will host a Housing Education Workshop from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Council on Aging Building, located at 206 S. Church St., Manning. Participants are asked to please By ShARRoN hALEy The sun hadn't set Friday night before the smell of good `ole southern barbecue was wafting through the streets of downtown Manning. Ikey Brunson, chairman of the 2011 PigTales Festival had turned Manning's municipal parking lot off Church Street into barbecue central. Ten competition cookers from across South Carolina had their tents set up, their grills fired up and their sauces ready to baste. Several local barbecue cookers, Jake Buddin, Lamar Kennedy and a few of their friends, cooked 80 Boston butts so the festival would have plenty of barbecue to sell. At noon, a table of judges sampled barbecue ribs from six competitors in the Rib Throwdown Competition. PigTales means BBQ & more BBQ According to the judges, the best ribs would come off the bone easily, have good flavor and texture and look good. With six competitors in the field, the judges agreed that only a few points separated first from sixth. The winner was a local, Dennis Craven. His prize was $150 that he donated right back to the Festival. Two of the top three prize winners in the Whole Hog Barbecue Competition were locals. In third place were Larry Ellis and Bo Bozard. They received a trophy and a check for $300. In second place were Jody Reynolds and Dennis Craven who received a trophy and a check for $500. pigtALES - pAgE 8 Former Paxville Mayor Jamie Corbett, a judge at the 2011 PigTales Barbecue Festival, samples a lip-smacking good rib during the Rib Throwdown portion of Saturday's competition. ShARRoN hALEy/Clarendon Citizen CALENDAR - pAgE 2 Clarendon Citizen Character Trait IntegrIty B y C Athy g iLBERt After last weekends' exhausting array of things to do, we all should probably just settle down for a long autumn's nap. But No! Still too much fun to be had. Get a sweater and go do something! You never get this time back, Check it out in Clarendon County so make the most of it. It's still football time! Friday night, Oct. 14, will find many fans in stadiums. After last week's all-away schedule, the football faithful are surely ready for some hometown pigskin play. Clarendon Hall is at home this week after a week of rest when last week's opponent had to forfeit. The still undefeated Saints will face off against Trinity Collegiate at Robinson Field. The Scott's Branch Eagles will also be at home against Timmonsville at Spann Stadium. LMA will travel to Columbia to face Ben Lippen. 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Brooks St. � Downtown Manning � 803-433-1515 Daily 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. � Sundays closed PaGe two oCtober 12, 2011 CHS welcomes new hospitalist Dr. Catie Rabon by Cathy Gilbert Not that many years ago, when you or a family member was in the hospital, you could often expect to see your physician before daylight when he or she made rounds before going to meet their office obligations. It was a trick to get to talk to them as they were usually very rushed. Just seeing the patient was only the beginning of what that hospital visit would entail � meeting with nurses and other staff members, reviewing tests and writing new orders to make sure the patient was properly cared for. And heaven forbid if the patient needed their doc in the middle of the day ... that doctor was usually up to his eyeballs in office patients, many of whom were getting impatient because of inevitable delays. Enter the hospitalist program. Hospitalists are board certified physicians, usually in either internal medicine or family medicine, and are the in-house physician for patients admitted for care. Hospital medicine, like emergency medicine, is a specialty organized around a site of care (the hospital), rather than an organ (like cardiology), a disease (like oncology), or a patient's age (like pediatrics). Clarendon Memorial Hospital has employed the services of hospitalists since 2006. Until recently, those physicians were contracted to work at CMH from a company whose business it is to staff those positions. However, CMH has decided to employ its own hospitalists now and have hired Dr. Catie Rabon to oversee the development of that program. Dr. Rabon has been a hospitalist since the beginning of her medical career and comes most recently from Tuomey Hospital where she worked for almost 11 years. "I love being a hospitalist," she said. "I get to be a part of patient care from admission to discharge. I like working with the acutely ill, and while it may be a little more challenging than an office practice, it is never, ever boring." Dr. Rabon will serve as the medical director of CMH's hospitalist program and is currently in the process of staffing the program. "Medical care is like a puzzle," she explained. "We want to put all the pieces together." The perception is often that once in-patient care is turned over to a hospitalist that a patient's regular physician is left out in the cold. "That's certainly not the case," Dr. Rabon explained. "It's really a win-win situation. We stay in close communication with a patient's regular physician and that physician can be assured that their patient is getting quality care and will still be able to maintain order in their in-office practice." Dr. Rabon is a graduate of Converse College where she received an undergraduate degree in chemistry. She went to the Medical University of South Carolina to earn her medical degree, did an internship in general surgery at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center and then her residency in internal medicine at Palmetto Richland Hospital. A single mom, Dr. Rabon has two children that are 10 and 12 and two step-children that are 19 and 22. Spare time is not something Dr. Rabon has an abundance of and says she spends a lot of time "carting kids around." She loves to cook and is a voracious reader. She is a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine, the American College of Physicians, the SumterClarendon-Lee Medical Society and the South Carolina Medical Association. She is also a member of the Sumter Junior Welfare League and Alice Drive Baptist Church. Dr. Rabon says she is ex- Citizen News cited about bringing CMH's hospitalist program up to full speed. "We are transitioning right now from the contracted hospitalists to in-house staff physicians," she explained. "Hospital medicine is the fastest growing medical sub-specialty. But that makes recruiting difficult. But we are going to find the best staff available and I believe this program will be a true asset to CMH." Dr. Catie Rabon, far left, confers with nurses Parker Johnson and Jennifer Amaker about a patient in the ICU. Rabon, CMH's new hospitalist specializes in in-patient care at the hospital. Cathy Gilbert/Clarendon Citizen Calendar from page 1 Continental We needed 310 acres." Thompson credited the Chairman of Sumter County Council, Eugene "Gene" Baten, with helping to make it happen. "We went to work," Thompson told the audience. "We called the chairman. `Mr. Chairman we need your help.' Your chairman got in his own vehicle and went door to door to some of those folks who wouldn't call us back and Mr. Chairman, I appreciate that." Thompson said that within 30 hours, the Sumter Development Board had what they needed and sent it off to Continental. "They said `You're still in,'" Thompson added. "This is the biggest announcement that I can recall since Campbell Soup nearly 35 years ago," Sen. John Land III said Thursday afternoon. "This is a tremendous economic boost to Clarendon and Sumter counties with spillover into Williamsburg and Lee Counties." Land said the 1,700 jobs are "relatively high paying manufacturing" jobs. "I cannot say enough about our Governor Nikki Haley, the Department of Commerce, the Sumter Development Board, Sumter County Council and the City of Sumter and the manner in which they handled this development," he said. "They handled it like pros." Land said that the Continental folks recognized that Sumter and surrounding communities "had the employees, had the capability to train and re-train, the infrastructure, water, sewer, natural gas, rail and I-95 just six miles away and the dual lanes of 521." "All that made this possible," he said. "You can't sit back and pray that industry will come. You have to lay out the groundwork." That groundwork began 10 to 12 years ago when the natural gas line was installed, Land said. "There were no users until now and Continental would not have come without natural gas," Land added. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley was in Sumter for the big announcement. "We have a great quality company in Continental from page 1 Tires that could have picked any place in the country to go to but they are investing over $500 million and 1,700 jobs in Sumter, South Carolina," Haley told the audience of elected officials and local business leaders. Over the next 10 years, Continental will hire up to 1,700 employees. The first phase of production capacity at the plant in this project is expected to be nearly 5 million tires when the plant reaches full production levels in 2017. A second phase of the project is expected to bring the plant's capacity to 8 million units per year by 2021. The state-of-the art tire facility will be located off U.S. 521 between Sumter and Clarendon counties. call in to the Clarendon CDC Office at 435-6639 and leave your name and telephone number if you are interested by 4 p.m., Oct. 12. Lunch will be on your own. America's Boating Course The Swamp Fox Power Squadron and the Goat Island Boat Club will sponsor "America's Boat Course," one of the best boating safety courses currently being taught. The two-day course, to be held on Oct. 15 and 22, from 10 a.m.4 p.m., will be conducted at Wyboo Community Church, located at 12135 Hwy. 260 in Manning. Cost is $50 per person and class size is limited. For additional information or to register, contact Bill Wilkes, Squadron Education Officer at 843-662-7124, Jerry Hatcher at 843-617-3555 or John Mathis at 803-473-6205. CSD2 Provider Fair Clarendon School District 2 students may be eligible for FREE tutoring in math and reading through a national program called Supplemental Educational Services or SES. This program is open to children in grades 4-6 at Manning Elementary School and are eligible for free or reducedprice meals. Trained instructors will work with students, and parents can choose a tutoring provider that meets their child's needs. Manning Elementary will host a Provider Fair at 6 p.m. on Oct. 17, in the gym. SES Providers will be on hand to provide information about their tutoring programs. A light meal will be served at 5:30 p.m. To find out if your child qualifies and to get more information on the Provider Fair, call Brenda Clark at 435-5066. Check It Out face Bishop England High School. Lastly, East Clarendon will be at home against C.E. Murray. All teams kick off at 7:30 p.m. Show `em some Clarendon pride! Be sure to check www. clarendoncitizen.com Saturday morning for all the scores and wrap ups. This is the weekend that we can get completely submerged in our rich Revolutionary War history. You will not want to miss the 9 th Annual Francis Marion Symposium on Oct. 1415. This a day-and-half of fascinating lectures and presentations, sponsored by the Swamp Fox Mural Society, at F.E. DuBose. On-site registration starts at 2 p.m. on Friday and will be followed by three fascinating lectures. Then there will be a dinner reception at the Manning Restaurant. Saturday will start early at 9:15 a.m. and will continue with talks and presentations until the 6:15 p.m. dinner theater. Clarendon County native Dr. Joe Stukes will entertain in the persona of Charles Coatsworth Pinckney. Call 478-2645 for more information or to register. That same night is the performance of Franc D'Ambrosio at Weldon Auditorium D'Ambrosio is Broadway's longest running "Phantom" (of the Opera) and a master of stage and song. Six Clarendon women have auditioned for Franc and one will be chosen to go on stage and perform with him. What an honor! This performance also includes Weldon's first attempt at a dinner theater. There will be a complete preview of this event at w w w. c l a r e n d o n c i t i z e n . com. There are a couple more things you will want to mark on your calendar. Next Wednesday, Oct. 19, noted author and former sports columnist Ken Burger, formerly of Charleston's Post and Courier, will be on hand for a "Boys Night Out" dinner to benefit Clarendon Habitat for Humanity. I've heard Ken speak before and he is hilariously funny all while being very eloquent. Dinner will most definitely be "boy food" (translation: no quiche, no congealed salad), expertly prepared by those Manning Grillmasters, Jake Buddin and Lamar Kennedy. Girls are invited too, but best not expect any girly food (see above). Tickets are $20 and available here at the Citizen, at the Chamber and from any Habitat Board member (that would include me). It's going to be a lot of fun, I promise. On Oct. 29, my good friend Karen Hilton will be producing a dance/step show that she's calling "Step in the Name of Love." It costs $25 to participate and admission is $5 in advance, $8 at the door. All proceeds are going to the Manning High Athletic Department. The program starts at 7 p.m. at the Manning High Gym. If you have never seen a "step show" it is something you will want to see. Traditionally a set of precision march-like moves, stepping was born out of the black Greek sorority and fraternity movement and is really exciting to watch. For more information, questions, and/or comments, please feel free to call Karen Hilton at (803) 651-9208 or email at ladykay_112@ yahoo.com. Also on the 29 th, it will be another jampacked weekend as both Clarendon Hall from page 1 and Laurence Manning Academy host their annual Halloween events, Boo Mania and Catfest, respectively. Both schools put on a tremendous show and if I had kids, I'd work it so that I could hit both events. The place to get all the details as well as some interesting previews of these events is at www. c l a re n d o n c i t i z e n . c o m . There are new stories there at least twice a day and even when the "top story" changes, the other stories are still there. Click the "Local" tab to see what's going on. I always feel like I'm leaving something out. If you are aware of an event that needs mentioning here, please let me know by emailing me at news@ clarendoncitizen.com. Fall is just my favorite time of the year and our county is bursting with great events and things to do. Take advantage of some or all of these opportunities. Many provide relatively inexpensive entertainment that do not require fancy apparel or a tank of gas to get there. We are truly blessed. Have a great week, y'all! Clemson Extension The Clarendon County Clemson Extension Office will be closed Tuesday, Oct. 18 through Friday, Oct. 21, 2011. All county agents will be out of the office that week. Please contact the Sumter County Extension Office for assistance at 773-5561. The Sumter County Office is located at 115 North Harvin Street. The Clarendon County Clemson Extension office will reopen on Monday Oct. 24 at 8:30 a.m. MHS Class of `74 A Manning High School Class of 1974 reunion meeting will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 23, at Shoney's Restaurant of Manning 2742 Paxville Hwy. Contact Russell A. Miller at 478-2432 for additional information. Step in the name of Love Karen Hilton ("Lady K") and friends will present a dance/step show, "Step in the name of Love," at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Manning High Gym. All praise dancers, flaggers or step and dance teams are invited to participate. All proceeds will benefit the Manning High Athletic Department. Registration is $25. There will be prizes for the top three entries and a donation raffle will be held. Admission to the event is $5 in advance or $8 at the door. For more information, questions, and/or comments, please feel free to call Karen Hilton at (803) 651-9208 or email at email@example.com. Ruritan arts and crafts show The Turbeville Ruritan Club will again host their bi-annual arts and crafts show on Nov. 5-6 at the East Clarendon High School gym. Turbeville native, Ann Worsham Richardson, noted bird artist, will return to her hometown to take part in the show. Artists, craftsmen and hobbyists are invited to participate by calling Larry Coker at 843-6549-4661. Admission to the show is free and parents are encouraged to bring their children. The show will be open on Nov. 5, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Nov. 6, from 2-4 p.m. OctOber 12, 2011 Page three Citizen Obituaries Corinne Otis Phillips Bradham Jennings was born May 16, 1939, in Manning. She's a graduate of Manning Training School Class of 1957 and a member of the cheerleading squad. Sallie was a faithful member of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as Vice President of the Missionary Society and a member of the Usher Board. She was married to the late SFC Willie Lee Johnson and three sons were born of this union. She was employed at one time with the telephone company in New York, Howard Johnson's Restaurant and Advanced Auto Parts. She was preceded in death by one sister Clara Bell Hines. Survivors are her mother Julia Fordham Brunson; three sons, Larry Donnell Johnson, State Rep. Kevin Lorenzo (Gloria) Johnson and Derek Van (Hester) Johnson; one adopted son, Charles Leo (Janice) Brown Jr.; nine grandchildren, Kimberly, Kenneth, Kyndra, Ebony, Nikita, Courtney Johnson and Darrin, Shannon and Demonte Miller; five great-grandchildren; one brother George Fordham; special first cousins, Lillie Mae Gamble of New York, N.Y.; Mary Gibson of Atlanta, Ga.; and Lillian Lemon of Manning; special friends, Claudia Blanding, Carolyn Ragin, Judy Ridgeway, Shirley Smith and Mable Billups all of Manning; caregivers Mary Hilton and Bernice Wheeler; special thanks to Agape Hospice and Deanna Moore of Santee Hematology Oncology of Sumter. Remains were placed in the church at 10 a.m. with services at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 105 Dinkins Street, Manning. The family is receiving friends at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, State Rep. Kevin and Gloria Johnson, 420 Drayton Street, Manning. Angelita "Bunnie" McDonald, 51, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center, Sumter. She was the daughter of the late David and Alice Walker McDonald. She was born Aug. 28, 1960, in Manning. She's a 1980 graduate of Manning High School, Manning. Bunnie as she was affectionately called, was a warm hearted, quiet person, hard worker, and was a very giving person. She was a mother figure and helped rear two nieces, Shirlene and Melissa and two nephews, Andrae and LaRon. She was employed with Jomac for 10 years and was presently employed with Trimaco as a Machine operator. She was preceded in death by one brother Leroy McDonald. Survivors are three sisters, Shirley M. Archie of the home; Minister Beatrice (the Rev. Jonathan) Mouzon of Manning; Mary Alice Pringle of Lexington, N.C.; one brother David (Carrie) McDonald Jr. of Manning; one aunt Margaret Pringle of Philadelphia, Pa.; and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Services were held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at Hayes F. & LaNelle J. Samuels Sr. Memorial Chapel, Manning. The Rev. Bobby McDonald officiated, assisting were the Rev. Deloris Gerow, the Rev. Elouise Pompey, Min- Revitalize Your Body . . . Corinne Otis Phillips Bradham Jennings, age 89, widow of Joe Thomas Bradham Sr. and Henry Stuckey Jennings, entered eternal rest on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at Providence Hospital, Columbia. She was born on July 28, 1922, a daughter of the late James Carson Phillips Sr. and the late Lucille Odom Phillips. Mrs. Jennings was a lifelong active member of Manning First Baptist Church, having served as a GA Director, WMU Director, and in numerous other capacities. She was well known for her love of cooking, having operated a bakery for a short time. However, cooking for her family and friends were her greatest joy and her family's greatest delight! She loved flowers and her garden club; she cherished her friends, especially those hours "playing dominoes," but her proudest moments were centered around her grandchildren and great-grandchildren! Family get-togethers, especially during the Holidays, were eagerly anticipated and meticulously planned! She is survived by her four children and their spouses, Joe Thomas Bradham Jr. (Nan) of Cheraw, James Robert (Bobby) Bradham (Barbara Jean) of Charleston, Phyllis Bradham Causey (Lindsey) of Conway, and Catherine Bradham Eaddy (Jack) of Lexington; three stepdaughters, Margaret Lee Bartholomew of Durham, N.C., Mary Rickenbacker of Holly Hill, and Cathy Jennings of Sumter; a brother, Leroy Odom Phillips (Jerri) of Manning; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by three brothers, J.C. Phillips, Robert Phillips and Ashley Phillips; and two sisters, Carolyn Phillips Stewart and Pauline Phillips Gregg. Funeral services were held at Manning First Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, with the Rev. Thomas E. Vassar officiating. Burial followed in Manning Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Manning First Baptist Church, 49 W. Boyce Street, Manning, S.C. 29102. Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, Manning, was in charge of arrangements. Jan's Massage Therapy 2828 Alex Harvin Hwy. Manning � 410-3625 Janneth Armstrong, Licensed Massage Therapist www.jans.massagetherapy.com Tuesday-Thursday 9am-3pm � Friday-Saturday 9am-4pm 20% off your first visit STEPHENS FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY see page 13 Serving your needs with compassion, understanding and trust. Pam Stephens � Shayne Stephens 803.435.2179 304 N. Church St. � Manning www.stephensfuneralhome.org CLARENDON HEALTH SYSTEM FAMILY OF PHYSICIANS Clarendon Health System is here for you with Madhavi Akkineni, M.D. "I believe health is the key element to the prosperity of a person, a family, a community and a nation. The Primary Care approach is the most efficient and fair way to promote health, while Geriatrics is more of concentrating on the process of healthy aging and the promotion of quality of life as people grow older." Clarendon Health System welcomes Dr. Madhavi Akkineni. After medical school, she completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Allegheny General Hospital and her fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Call J. Daulton DuBose Medical Center, (a division of Clarendon Memorial Hospital), 1056 Felton St., Summerton, at 488-9355, to schedule an appointment with Dr. Akkineni. Angelita McDonald www.ClarendonHealth.com When Reliability Matters ... Switch to us for FREE* We have a Budget Billing monthly payment plan to suit your needs. Clarendon Gas is here to meet your needs Sallie Mae Brunson Johnson Sallie Mae Brunson Johnson, 72, widow of Willie Lee Johnson, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at her residence, 418 Drayton Street, Manning. She was the daughter of Julia Fordham Brunson and the late John Preston Brunson. She Clarendon Gas Company "Home of The Faithful Flame" www.clarendongas.com *Limitations apply. 647 S. Mill St. � Manning � 433-4468 Page Four october 12, 2011 They tried to put a dump in our backyard? I'm willing to bet that most of our readers believe (unless they really think about it) that the words on these pages, either paper or electronic, just sort of get there by magic. The truth is that regardless of how easy we make it look, it is a complicated dance of timing and occasionally a little grace. For instance, I often write this column up to a week before it finds its way into print. As I write this, it is Thursday. It might be Sunday before I get it completely polished. Last week was a prime example of how that little timing dance can get like three drunk sailors falling all over themselves. Veteran reporter Sharron Haley put in some long hours and many miles covering the proposed mega landfill that Williamsburg County tried to park on the Clarendon border near Barrineau. I wrote a scathing column trying to raise the ire of our devoted readers because not only did I not believe this move was fair, but it was patently unnecessary and, pardon the pun, just stunk. That column? It was an award winner. It was full of emotion and hyperbole, two styles at which I succeed. Want some hysteria? Call me. However, a week ago of their voices and votes to convince their representatives (the Council members) that government was NOT doing the people's business. That is the epitome of a "representative democracy," the one designed by the Founding Fathers and the one over which wars have been waged. It took the actions of citizens � not government � to stop what the majority felt was wrong. Government simply reacted to the will of the people. Sadly, more and more, it does not seem to be that way. Over and over again I hear citizens complaining about things local government does that just seem to come from nowhere. I believe that by and large, our local governments follow the letter of the law when it comes to enacting ordinances, making agreements and signing contracts. Nevertheless, our collective apathy and failure to make local government issues our PERSONAL issues, leaves us feeling uninformed and trampled on by government. From personal experience, I can tell you that you would be astounded at the amount of business that is conducted before the public in county, city and town council meetings. The problem is there are rarely many bodies to witness the same. And we won't even go into executive sessions ... those behind closed doors conversations that are supposed to be tightly limited to previously identified subjects. I know for a fact that that is not always the case and often, the public doesn't even know what the discussions are about. Listing of "personnel matters," "legal updates" or "contract discussions" do not satisfy the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act. Government needs to specify what kind of personal matter ("a personnel matter relating to the Administrator's contract"), what kind of legal update ("a legal update pertaining to the acquisition of property for the water system") or what kind of discussion ("a contract discussion in regards to joining a multicounty sewer system"). Then when these matters come up in public meetings, in the media or more often than not, on the street, the public can be overwhelmed (and often astounded) by what has transpired while we were virtually asleep at the wheel. That is NOT how it is supposed to work. People in elected positions from council members to sheriffs to auditors to coroners are supposed to be working at the pleasure of the citizens they represent. When that representation no longer feels adequate, it is the duty of the citizenry to speak with their vote in addition to their voice. It worked in Williamsburg County, and for this landfill issue, it was the Clarendon voices that were heard as well. But there are more and more issues for which your voice needs to be heard. Our county is investing large sums in county infrastructure like miles of water lines and new administration buildings. The towns Citizen Informed Citizen Quote democracy Is the worst form of government except all the others that have been trIed." � Winston Churchill in our counties are also making investments with your money. You should at least hear about these matters with your own ears. Your presence at government meetings should be a routine, not something special. A representative democracy ... the government represents you and your wishes, not themselves and their wishes. Government has become so much about wins and losses, partisanship and territorialism that I fear our leaders have lost sight of our needs and our goals and are more often serving their own. I can't tell you how many times I have heard government employees refer to public money and buildings as "my money" or "my building." It is not the employee's possession. It is the taxpayer's possession or money. For the most part, we have leaders with integrity, I believe. But without the expressed will of the people they are left to form goals and plans that only they deem wise. Imagine if someone wanted to build a mountain of garbage in your backyard ... next to your tomato plants and the flowering vine. Imagine turning your children or grandchildren out into a backyard that buzzards circle. I'm pretty sure you would not like it one little bit. And I am sure you would speak out. All the issues that face our local government are worthy of your attention and participation. The Clarendon County Council meets at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at Weldon Auditorium. The Manning City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at City Hall. The Summerton Town Council meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Town Hall. The Turbeville Town Council meets at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at Turbeville Town Hall. And lastly, the Paxville Town Council meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Paxville Town Hall. I hope you will make a little time to see your governments in action. "It has been saId that Cathy Gilbert News@ClarendonCitizen.com Contributing Editor Monday night, as last week's paper was feverishly being laid out and prepared for press, the Williamsburg County Council, under extreme pressure from its citizenry, withdrew its plan to build the mega dump on our border or anywhere else for that matter. My column was pulled and we substituted a National Newspaper Week op-ed from the president of the S.C. Press Association. It has some important messages, but it was pretty generic. I was disappointed that my "get out your torches and pitchforks" battle cry never saw ink. It happens. But as I thought about it, I realized that what happened in Williamsburg County is just how it is supposed to happen. A large group of vocal citizens stood up for what they believed and used the power Jeffrey Black � Cleve Dowell A Clarendon County owned and operated newspaper dedicated to the best interests of our Citizens. 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They presented the Brain Safety Puppet Show, which teaches kids ways to protect their brains. Anchor President, Ashley Mears, coordinated the group. A total of 14 students contributed their time and talents. Pictured are Alex Lewis, Cameron Collins, Ashley Mears, Lindsey Barkley, Hunter Carter. Submitted PhOtO/Clarendon Citizen Stan and Barbara Golon of Summerton recently toured the Painted Desert in Arizona and took the Clarendon Citizen along for the ride. We wish they had left some of our humidity there! Send us a picture of you and your family reading the Clarendon Citizen during your travels throughout the world and we'll publish your picture for the world to see. Send your submissions to News@ClarendonCitizen.com along with who you are and where you are. Submitted PhOtO/Clarendon Citizen The Anchor Club of LMA sponsored by the Clarendon Pilot Club participated in the Alzheimers Memory Walk on Saturday, Sept. 17. They had 30 members present and raised about $400. Submitted PhOtO/Clarendon Citizen Clarendon Exterminating When Dave and Carol Brandt of Wyboo Plantation ventured to the great Northwest, they took a piece of home with them in the form of the Clarendon Citizen. The Brandts traveled to Dawson Creek, British Columbia to the start of the Alaskan Highway. The couple traveled over 13,000 miles in 64 days to the Northwest and Canada. Submitted PhOtO/Clarendon Citizen "Proudly Serving Clarendon County for 30 Years!" Place your ad with the Chuck Buddin Over 30 years experience Jake Buddin Over 30 years experience Your Hometown Pest Control Professionals Pest control for roaches, ants, rats, mice and termite protection for your home or business. 535 S. Mill St. � Manning With a circulation of 12,000 throughout Clarendon County, results are right around the corner. 435-8689 Call 803-433-6397 to place your ad today!! Remember... Early Detection is your Best Protection. Rock Ouzts & Elizabeth DuRant--Pharmacists 419 S. Mill St. � Manning � 433-2212 Anderson Pharmacy New & used tires, alignments, tire rotation, oil/filter change, lube, transmission service, major & minor mechanical repairs, ac work, radiator flush, computer hook up, brakes, cv axles, exhaust work, mechanic on duty, 24 hour towing service. 220 E. Boyce Street, Manning, SC EZ Go Tire Call 435-0888 or 473-0996 Page Six OctOber 12, 2011 Citizen Faith Jordan Crossroads Ministry In recognition of October as Domestic Violence Against Women's month, Jordan Crossroads Ministry Center Haven of Rest Women's Center for Domestic Violence will hold a Pack-a-Pickup Fundraiser to receive nonperishable items and monetary donations on from 8 a.m.-until on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Manning's IGA. Please support this local women's shelter with your heartfelt donations. For additional information, contact Cindy Bradham at 460-6720 or Ann Driggers at 309-8085. Road in Manning (across from Swamp Fox National Guard Armory), will hold their annual Soup/Cornbread, Baked Goods Sale and Donation/Offering Theme Basket Give-Away from 8 a/m/-1 p.m. on Oct. 22. (There will be a minimum donation equivalent to cost of each theme basket). All monies collected will be used in support of community programs. Donations from businesses are also accepted. All proceeds benefit Hands of Grace 2nd Annual Manning Community Christmas Family Gift Giving. For more information, please call Grace Christian Fellowship Church at 473-7700 and leave a message (including name, telephone number and best time to call) for Cheryl Coggins or Mary Shelton, co-chairwomen for Hands of Grace. Grace Christian Fellowship Church will hold their annual Coat/Blanket Collection/Distribution giveaway. They will be collecting clean, warm coats, sweaters (all sizes), blankets and throws until Oct. 30 (Tues., Thurs. � 9-11 a.m.). Distribution dates for these items will be 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Nov. 5, to anyone in the Manning area community in need of these warm items. If you have any questions, please leave a message for Ann Walters at Grace Christian Fellowship Church at 473-7700. Great Commission Ministries Great Commission Ministries, located a 1631 Trinity Church Rd. in Alcolu, will hold their annual Octoberfest Celebration, Saturday, Oct. 22, from 5-7 p.m. Come and enjoy safe, clean family fun. There will be a hayride, bonfire, sack races, games, truck-or-treat vehicles, hot dogs, candy and much more. Everything is free and open to the public. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times while on the GCM campus. Wyboo Community Church Macedonia Fire Baptized Holiness The Wyboo Community Church will host a church supper picnic from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the church located at 12135 Hwy. 260 (at the intersection of Morello and Patriot Roads, near the dam). Dinner will be two hotdogs on buns with assorted toppings, chips, baked beans, slaw, dessert and a beverage. Eat in or carry out. $5 donation per dinner. For more information call 803-478-7001 or 803-720-4868. Macedonia Fire Baptized Holiness Church, located at 9788 Silver Rd. in Manning, will celebrate their pastor, Rev. Ethel W. Sweat's, 4th Appreciation Service at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23. Guest speaker for the occasion will be Rev. Dr. George Hicks, pastor of Ebenezer AME Church in St. Matthews. Dr. Hicks will be accompanied by his choir and church family. Cub and Boy Scouts Grace Christian Fellowship CH dedicates Christian library section to Frances Bell by K. VengerOwSKy Edna Frances Rowe, Clarendon Hall's first headmaster used words such as cheerful, kind, courageous and generous to describe Clarendon Hall's first librarian and kindergarten teacher, the late Frances Holmes Bell. "She was a confidant, someone I could go to, someone who could be trusted," Rowe said. "She was my encourager." Bell was one of the initiators of the school, first founded as the Summerton Baptist Church School in 1965. It moved to its current location three years later on South Duke Street, being renamed Clarendon Hall. She was instrumental in setting up the first library. Rowe said that Bell held true to her beliefs, her principles and her Christian faith. "She was ready to fight for her family and the things that she held dear," she said. "Fortunately for us, Clarendon Hall was one of these things." Bell was originally from Johnston, in Edgefield County. She was the daughter of the late Horace Greeley Holmes, a peach farmer, and the late Ora Herlong Holmes. She attended Johnston High School in Johnston. She was married to Ralph "Buck" Bell Jr. for 54 years. Mr. Bell served as Clarendon Hall's board chairman for 25 years, and was instrumental in constructing the original building. Surviving are her son John W. Ducworth and three daughters, Mandy McGee, Martha Reynolds, and Fran Greene. She also is survived by one sister, Jewel Herlong. Elaine Griffin McIntosh, development and programs director for Clarendon Hall, described Bell as a true Southern lady who had an eye for detail. "She was an inspiration and a wonderful Godly woman," she said. "She gave everything that was expected of her, and then some." Board Chairman, Troy W. Allan, said that Bell was devoted to Clarendon Hall and made a lot of sacrifices for the school. "She loved Clarendon Hall and the family environment that we have here," he said. After Bell's passing, her colleagues, teachers and others contributed donations that allowed the school to expand the Christian library section in her memory. Grace Christian Fellowship Church, located on Raccoon The Manning Outreach Ministries (MOM) is seeking Christian men and women to work with Cub and Boy Scouts in Clarendon County. If interested, please contact Rev. Henry McCray at 410-0739. Ralph "Buck" Bell Jr., husband of the late Frances Holmes Bell, founder of Clarendon Hall's library, librarian and kindergarten teacher, stands with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. CH library's Christian literature section was dedicated in memory of Mrs. Bell. KOnStantin VengerOwSKy/Clarendon Citizen Ralph "Buck" Bell Jr., husband of the late Frances Holmes Bell, founder of Clarendon Hall's library, librarian and kindergarten teacher, receives a plaque in commemoration of the school's Christian literature section to his late wife, from Headmaster Angie Bruner and Board Chairman Troy W. Allan. Your Hometown Independent Pharmacy KOnStantin VengerOwSKy/Clarendon Citizen In-town Delivery We accept most PCS, Paid Prescriptions, Blue Cross, Blue Shield drug cards, & TRICARE. 12 North Brooks Street � Manning 435-2511 � 435-4235 Tommy Benton 435-8247 or James Ham 435-8709 After Hours Call: 6 pm � Wednesday � Oct. 19 includes a Gourmet Boy's Meal prepared by the world renowned Lamar Kennedy & Jake Buddin REVIVAL SERVICES & HOMECOMING Cross Roads Bible Fellowship Church 5546 Paxville Highway 261 at Arlen Road, Manning www.crbfc.org Tickets $20 at the Clarendon Citizen & the Chamber F.E. DuBose Career Center 3351 Hwy 521 � Manning Revival Meetings: 7 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday nights (Oct. 19-22) Revival Speaker: Bobby Floyd, Pastor of Barrineau Pentecostal Holiness Church Special Music: Different Singing Groups each night HOMECOMING: 10 a.m. Sunday (Oct. 23) with Lumber River Quartet Featuring Ken Burger former Sports Editor of the Charleston Post & Courier We Cordially Invite You To Attend For ticket & sponsorship information, call 803-433-6397. octoBer 12, 2011 Page seVen Tampa Bay Buc chaplain preaches to MHS By sharron haley The Number 1 problem in America today is stinking rotten attitudes. You don't say, `Yes, sir,' `No, Sir.' It's not your fault. It's your parents' fault. I bet many of you even call your parents by their first name. That's no respect. You talk back to your parents. I bet 250 of the 300 students in here today, all you have at home is your mama. Go home give mama a big old kiss. R. B. Brown, chaplain of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League, was in Manning Friday talking to students at Manning High School about the merits of gaining a high school education. There were more than 300 students in the school's lecture hall and Brown didn't pull any punches. He was frank and to the point. He had them sit up straight and face the front and he didn't brook any talking. If a student didn't say "Yes, Sir," Brown let them know quickly that failing to say "Sir" was not the correct response. Brown grew up in a large household outside of Columbia. He was one of 17 children. His parents ran out of names by the time he came along and called him R.B. ... just the initials R.B. His father couldn't read or write and his mother was only a little more educated. Brown knew that the only way he was going to get an education was through a scholarship. After high school, he worked to raise enough money to pay for the first semester of college. He didn't have enough money for books. A five-sport athlete in high school, Brown knew his athleticism could get him that scholarship. He enrolled at South Carolina State University and immediately began his crusade in getting Coach Willie Jeffries to let him play football. "I was sitting outside his doorstep," Brown told the students. "I had to get a scholarship. I wasn't going to let anyone stop me." It took a little while, but eventually Jeffries let him on the team. After his first semester, he had a 1.09 GPA. Brown said he was a football player and football players were there only to play football. Not according to his 5-foot, 2-inch mother. "She met me at the back door and told me to hand her the keys," he said. "Here I am this big 21-year-old freshman and I just walked past her." A few minutes later, that petite woman called her son into the kitchen. "That little woman was holding a big black frying pan in her hand," he said. "I didn't have a car from December 1975 to August 1976. But I walked out of school with a 3.88 (GPA)." Brown said he'd go home and his father would ask him to sit down and read to him. "I just wished I knew how to teach him to read," Brown said. With tears streaming down his father's face, the senior Brown listened to his son do something that he never had the opportunity to do. That was Brown's motivation to finish college and get a good job. In 1985, Brown founded Outreach to America's Youth. Since then he's travelled to 48 states and 43 countries encouraging young people to set goals and attain those goals. After a brief introduction Friday, Brown burst out of a side room into the lecture hall wearing a graduate's cap and gown. For the next almost hour, Brown gave a heartfelt lecture to the students on graduating. Brown had the students spell the word � Americans. A stood for Attitude. "Stay focused and do your job." M stood for Must graduate. "Give yourselves a chance." E stood for Evaluate yourself. "See if you're being all that you can be." R stood for be Respectful. "Don't walk around with your pants around your ankles. It looks like a do-do diaper ... That's the worst thing I've seen. What girl wants to walk beside someone who's always pulling up their pants. It's disrespectful to the girls." I stood for "you personally." Citizen News Tampa Bay Buccaneer Chaplain R.B. Brown gave students at Manning High School a lesson Friday on the merits of getting a high school education. Brown handcuffed himself to MHS junior Tyshawn Harrison to encourage students not to let their friends drag them around preventing them from getting an education. C stood for Character. "It's how you carry yourself." A stood for Accept responsibility for yourself. "Don't let someone do the work for you." N stood for "let Nothing stop you from graduating. "The last three letters � CAN � stand for I CAN be a doctor, a lawyer, an engineer. "Believe in yourself and the power will come to you," he said. Brown used a few props during his lecture. He used a mirror that had four cracks in it, a crack for each year of high school. "You have the opportunity to put the pieces together," he told the students. He had a coat hanger. "Hang your future on something you know will work," he said. He had a pair of handcuffs. "They take away your choices," Brown said. "Don't let others drag you around." Brown urged the teens to "take control of your education and future." "There are no excuses for you young people not to be successful." sharron haley/Clarendon Citizen By K. VengerowsKy Summerton native Jacqueline E. Bennett has been drawing as a hobby for the last two and a half years. Some sketches on a sticky note turned into drawings on paper, which turned into a collection comprising 14 binders of drawings, with hundreds of Jacqueline Bennett exhibits a passion for art pages in each, as well as several dozen framed works. Most of Bennett's paintings are of flowers or floral designs. "I have no idea what it's going to be until I actually start drawing it," she said. "But 99 percent of the time it ends up being a flower." Bennett likes to draw patterns as well. But the most interesting part about her beautiful artwork is all that she uses to draw is gel pens. Gel pens are easily found and inexpensive but distinguish themselves by having an opaque ink that is suspended in a water-based gel. The inks appear brighter and more intense that those in typical ballpoint or felt-tipped pens. Growing up, Bennett enjoyed sewing, but did not start drawing until 2009. She had carpal tunnel syndrome in her right hand in 2001, for which she had surgery, and could not fully use her hand until a few years ago. Bennett works from home, and the name of her gallery is Jebb Designs. She displays her artwork at different events, and has some paintings in the back of the Piggly Wiggly in Summerton. A 1979 graduate of Scott's Branch High School, she is a member of Liberty Hill AME Church in Summerton. Bennett is the daughter of Katherine Bennett, and has two sons, Jarod and Jarvis Stukes, and three grandchildren. For more information on Bennett's artwork, check out www.jebbdesigns.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 803-410-7301. St. Paul teachers receive Walmart Grant By K. VengerowsKy Ten St. Paul Elementary School teachers received $100 gift certificates from the Manning Walmart recently. Manning Walmart Manager Erik McCoy said that since he has been at the store, he has placed roughly 95 percent of grant money towards schools in Clarendon County. "We all have seen that student who does not have a pencil or paper," McCoy said. He said that with the budget cuts, many teachers take money out of their own pockets to provide students with basic classroom supplies: pens, pencils paper, etc. "They go to school and see these kids everyday," McCoy said. "This just helps out that teacher who has been in that predicament where they have to provide for a student." McCoy said that helping the schools in Clarendon County starts with a small win. "You can't achieve something big without the small things," he said. "And just giving to those teachers physically raises their motivation and their vision to help out our kids who are our future leaders." St. Paul Elementary third grade teacher Anna Beth Crosby said that she was thrilled to be one of the teachers to receive the gift certificate. "We need supplies and with the budget cuts everything is kind of tight," she said. "Every little bit helps, and this is going to help out a lot." CSD1 Superintendent Dr. Rose Wilder thanks Erik McCoy, store manager of Manning Walmart, for the $1,000 total in gift certificates. Konstantin VengerowsKy/Clarendon Citizen Jacqueline E. Bennett has created more than 1,000 floral designs using only gel pens and cardstock paper. 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Colbert McCray Fatalities don County Sheriff Randy Garrett and three officers from his office, Cpl. Bradley Wilkes and Sgts. Tad Broadway and Clay Conyers; Manning Police Chief Blair Shaffer and Lt. Allen Lee from his department; Summerton Police Chief Ray Perdue; Turbeville Police Chief David Jones; and two other troopers with the Highway Patrol, Ronald Sanders and Brandy Reiger. Residents throughout Clarendon County should begin seeing beefed up patrols beginning next week and lasting until after New Year's. "We're going to focus on problem areas whether it's in the county, on the interstate or in the towns," Sinkler said. "We'll come in and help you. Give us a call and we'll see who we have available to assist you." Sinkler said while the focus will be on reckless drivers, the officers will also be stopping drivers for seat belt violations. "We have to do something to cut the fatalities," he emphasized with the other agencies. "We have to reduce fatalities." Safety check points will be set up during daytime and nighttime hours. "Fatalities have been happening at all times of the day," he said, "and, they aren't all alcohol related." Sinkler said he hopes the increased presence of marked and unmarked cars in high traffic areas will help curtail some of the reckless driving. "We're here to send a message," he said. "We're out there to reduce fatal crashes." Talking to area schools about driving safety is a vital part of the initiative, Sinkler added. "We'll go to the schools and give safety talks," he said. "We need to reach the young drivers." Shaffer agreed with Sinkler. "We need to all get together and make this work," Shaffer told the group. "We did it a couple of years ago and it worked great." Garrett echoed Shaffer's remarks. "It worked really well the last time we did something like this," Garrett added. "I'm here to tell you my guys will participate 100 percent." Jones and Perdue said their departments would be willing to work with Page eight from page 1 october 12, 2011 other agencies to cut down on fatalities. "I know of a place right now where we can set up a checkpoint and we'll come away with everything from drugs to guns," Garrett said. Clarendon County drivers should be aware that random checkpoints could pop up at any time of day, any day of the week and on any of the county's roads or the interstate whether in the county or various municipalities. First Sgt. James L. Sinkler with the South Carolina Highway Patrol; Lt. Allen Lee and Police Chief Blair Shaffer with the Manning Police Department; Cpl. Bradley Wilkes with the Clarendon County Sheriff's Office; Turbeville Police Chief David Jones; Clarendon County Sheriff Randy Garrett; Summerton Police Chief Ray Perdue; Sgt. Tad Broadway with the CCSO C.A.T Team and Sgt. Clay Conyers with the CCSO Traffic Team; and Troopers Ronald Sanders and Brandy Reiger with the SCHP. Sharron haley/Clarendon Citizen PigTales The first place winners were from Sumter, the 80 Proof Pit Crew of Patrick Black and Junior White. They received a trophy and a check for $1,000. Black called his winning sauce a "cross between vinegar base and ketchup base." "We've been cooking for several years," Black said Monday. "Normally we place fairly well." Black said that he and White were in it "for the fun." "We do enjoy cooking," he said. "We win enough to keep going and not lose too much money. We win enough to cover the costs and have a good time." Brunson said he was pleased with the number of people who attended the festival. "I'm very pleased," Brunson said Monday. "We sold about 1,000 pounds of barbecue and between 400 and 500 sandwiches." The book sale went very well. The remaining T-shirts that come in Carolina and Clemson from page 1 colors are on sale at the Harvin Clarendon County Library. Tshirts in sizes small, medium, large and x-large sell for $12, while xx-large T-shirts sell for $15. "It was a lot of fun," Brunson said, "and everyone seemed to have a good time." Brunson said the total amount of money that the Festival raised is still being tallied. Olivia Bailey, Agent 8 W. Rigby � Manning John Mathis, Broker office 803-433-0060 � fax 803-433-0061 www.JeffordsInsurance.com Ikey Brunson, chairman of the 2011 PigTales Barbecue Festival presented the first place trophy and check for $1,000 to 80 Proof Pit Crew of Sumter, Patrick Black and Junior White. The 80 Proof Pit Crew was also the winner of the People's Choice Award. Sharron haley/Clarendon Citizen Ikey Brunson, chairman of the 2011 PigTales Barbecue Festival presented Jody Reynolds (left) and Dennis Craven (right) with the second place trophy and a check for $500. Craven also won the Ribs Throwdown and $150 in cash that he immediately donated to the Friends of the Library. 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Free installation applies to one wired and one wireless connection. *Service available in most areas. oCtoBer 12, 2011 PaGe nine Author, columnist Burger to speak at Boy's Nite Out By Cathy GilBert This is how Ken Burger describes himself: "Born and raised in Allendale, S.C., graduated dead last in his class at the University of Georgia, has been married five times, is a gratefully recovering alcoholic, a cancer survivor, and a happy man." That alone should be able to draw a crowd. Add in a delicious "man meal" from noted county chefs Jake Buddin and Laan event that any man would be proud to attend. Clarendon Habitat for Humanity will host noted novelist, columnist and story-teller, Ken Burger on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at F.E. DuBose Auditorium. The local housing ministry is touting the event as a "Boys Night Out ... but girls can come too," and proceeds from the dinner will be used to further the home construction ministry in Clarendon County. Burger joined The Post and Courier in 1984 and served as the paper's Washington, D.C., correspondent in the mid-1980s. From 1988 until 2008, Burger was executive sports editor and wrote an awardwinning sports column. He was hailed as one of the country's best sports columnist by the Associated Press three times. He won numerous writing awards in South Carolina and was honored as S.C. Journalist of the Year in 1996. Burger published his first novel, Swallow Savannah, in 2008. He began writing a metro column for The Post and Courier in January 2009, and published his second novel, Sister Santee, in 2010. Both books will be available for sale and autograph at the dinner. Citizen News Ken Burger mar Kennedy, and you should have the makings of County Rec. Dept. offering an abundance of fun classes By K. VenGerowsKy Are you trying to pick up a hobby or learn a new skill but don't know where to start? How about the Clarendon County Recreation Office? Starting the week of Oct. 10-14, the Rec. Dept. will offer everything from jewelry making, scrapbooking, shag lessons, crocheting, gourd art, etiquette classes and even belly dancing at the Clarendon Community Complex. The newly renovated building is behind Weldon Auditorium. Classes range from $30-$40, and no skill or age level is necessary for any of the courses. The fee for each course will be for 6-8 weeks, or monthly, depending on how long the individual course lasts, said LeBon Joye, county recreation director. Pastor Samuel C. Thompson, one of the instructors, will be teaching gourd art, which is art made out of a vegetable similar to a pumpkin or squash. "We dry out the vegetable to get a hard shell, clean them out, and then paint it and decorate it with anything, including jewelry," he said. Other instructors will include Debra Sexton and Angel Reed in jewelry making, Chelsea Gordon in scrapbooking, Jan Lovell in shag lessons, Helen Jackson and Rose Sestokas in crocheting, Phyllis Way in etiquette lessons and Donna Alsbrooks in belly dancing. To receive a full schedule or to register, stop by the County Recreation Office, located at J.C. Britton Park, 3057 Raccoon Road in Manning (the baseball fields). Registrations will be accepted Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call the Rec. Dept. at 473-3543. Buddin and Kennedy promise a delicious meal and are certain there will be no quiche involved. Tickets to Boys Night Out are $20 and available from any Habitat Board member, at the Chamber of Commerce and the Clarendon Citizen. Take a "Boys Night Out" and enjoy some great food, some fabulous entertainment and support Habitat for Humanity. Kay Cee FabriCs LanD surveying, LLc F. 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(Military, EMS, Police & Fire Department) Call Sara Today! 433-TRIM (8746) 215 South Brooks Street Sara Thompson Owner / Cosmetologist (Behind TJ's Auto World) Manning Page ten octoBer 12, 2011 By K. vengerowsKy East Clarendon High School Wolverines defeated Timmonsville High School Whirlwinds 32-22, in a closely fought battle. "Just as predicted, we worried about their run, and they did a lot of that," said Head Coach Dwayne Howell. "But the defense stood up when we needed to and the offense did as well." First period was scoreless, with both teams battling for the ball. ECHS scored early in the second quarter to put the Wolverines up 6-0. They missed the 2-point conversion, but then scored again shortly after, to make it 12-0. Timmonsville responded with a touchdown and 2-point conversion to get on the scoreboard, and make it 12-8. Just when it seemed to get close, the Wolverines scored again, getting the two-point conversion to make it 20-8. In the third quarter, Timmonsville caught up, getting a touchdown and 2-point conversion to make it 20-16, with ECHS still in the lead. The fourth quarter was nerve-racking, with ECHS scoring again, but missing the 2-point conversion, making it 26-16. Timmonsville put the pressure on, scoring a touchdown and 2-point conversion with 6:45 remaining, to make it 26-22. With ECHS on their heels, the Wolverines QB Carlos Hickson scored to make it 32-22. Hickson also scored the first touchdown of the night. He ran for a total of 234 yards and three touchdowns. Hickson also had eight completions on 13 attempts, and ECHS wins close one; MHS/LMA/SBHS knotch losses threw for 110 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Top rushers for the game were Hickson, who ran for 234 yards on 24 carries, Morice Pearson who ran for 48 yards on five carries, and Rayvon Kearsey who ran for 37 yards on 10 carries. Chris McGill and Zach Graham both had one touchdown for the night. Top defensive players of the game were Lorell Fleming with 10 tackles and two assists and Joeshawn McElveen with six tackles and two assists. ECHS had a total of 327 yards rushing, and 110 yards passing. ECHS continues conference play next week at Murray. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Citizen Sports Manning loses to Timberland, 49-13 By sHarron Haley The number nine team in the state, Timberland, did what they've been doing all season, racking up points against their opponents in a 49-13 win over the Monarchs Friday night in St. Stephen. Going into Friday night's game, Timberland at 6-0 had outscored their opponents, 295-23. "Miscues hurt us," Manning Head Football Coach Robbie Briggs said after Friday's loss. "We had five turnovers that led to easy defensive scores and we never really got anything going." Briggs said the Monarchs' first two turnovers led to easy scores in the first quarter for Timberland. Manning struggled to put points on the board with just ECHS QB #25 Carlos Hickson runs the ball in the Wolverines 32-22 defeat against Timmonsville. 6 points in the second quarter and a solo touchdown in the fourth. "Every time we got something going, we'd have a turn over or a miscue," Briggs said. "We never got into a rhythm on either side of the ball." "When you have five turnovers against a good team like Timberland, that spells disaster," Briggs added. Rushing, Manning had 148 yards on 50 carries to Timberland's 255 yards on 43 carries. In the passing game, Manning was 11 out of 22 with no interceptions to Timberland's 3 out of 8 with no interceptions. Total yardage, Timberland had 312 yards to Manning's 267. The number of plays and first downs went Manning's way. Manning had 72 plays to Timberland's 51. Man- terrance levy/Clarendon Citizen see page 11 LMA's Clay Coleman rushes into the end zone for the `Cats only score in Friday night's loss to Hammond, 38-7. larry Hewett/Clarendon Citizen Carolina Tree Care We have the right equipment and experience to get the job done. Tree removal � Pruning � Forestry Mowing � Stump Grinding Fertilization Plant Health Care � Arborist Assessment Pre-construction Consults BoBBy Fleming/Clarendon Citizen FREE ESTIMATES 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICES Daniel Pappas goes for an 88-yd touchdown run in Clarendon Hall JV's 50-6 domination over Patrick Henry. The Saints, who are 6-0, will face Patrick Henry again on Thurs., Oct. 13, at home at 6 p.m. ISA Certified Arborists: Dana Moberg, III & Billy Bombillus III 478-8299 Times are tough now. Catch the Action! Enjoy the game in our Sports Bar! 60" Flat Screen TVs on every wall in the bar. Additional TVs in adjacent room. 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Conrad Leo Insurance 322 South Mill Street � Manning "Where there's never a reason to leave home!" 2167 AM NAsh Rd. � MANNiNg � 803-505-6552 803-847-4441 Conrad Leo www.conradleo.com Edward Mouzon HigHway 261 � Manning � 433-5400 www.StokeSCraven.CoM OctOber 5, 2011 Page eleven ECHS volleyball enjoys successful season by K. vengerOwsKy East Clarendon High School's varsity volleyball team is enjoying a successful season, despite the fact that they faced their first loss in conference play in the last six years. The Wolverines are 9-5 overall, and 2-1 in conference play. Head Coach Judy Coker said that they have struggled a bit this season, they were 12-3 last year, but overall she said that she is satisfied with her team's play. "We're playing some larger schools outside of our conference which is making us stronger," she said. ECHS is a 1-A school, but in volleyball, they often face teams that are much larger, 3-A and 4-A schools. "I'm proud of what we've got," Coker said. "They work hard in practice, and it shows in their games." Starters for the 2010-2011 Wolverines are made up of three seniors, Alexus Watford, Jennifer Melton and Kelsey Shaw, two sophomores Ellen Parrish and Leslie Altman and a freshman, Jesse Beasley. There are three teams in East Clarendon's conference, Scott's Branch, C.E. Murray and the Governor's School. ECHS has defeated Scott's Branch and C.E. Murray, but they lost to the Governor's School. "We lost 0-3 in that game, but we came close in each set," Coker said. The Wolverines will play the Governor's School once more. This time Coker hopes they will have a different outlook. ECHS has had trouble going deep in the playoffs due to one team, Johnsonville High School, who they ended up losing to in the second round in the last several years. Johnsonville is a solid team, showing up as state runner ups in the 1-A division for several years in a row. Coker said that she has had at least one player that ended up playing in college in the last few years, and several who had been offered scholarships. ECHS will faceoff against Johnsonville and Pee Dee Academy in Johnsonville on Oct. 13 at 5 p.m., and the Governor's School on Oct. 18 at home at 6 p.m. Citizen Sports ECHS Head Coach Judy Coker goes over a play with the varsity team. The girls wore pink ribbons in honor of breast cancer awareness month in their game against Andrews on Oct. 5. A special ceremony was held for #9 Jordan Welch's grandmother, Linda Sharpe, who is suffering from cancer. KOnstantin vengerOwsKy/Clarendon Citizen Football ning had 18 first downs to Timberland's 14. Perhaps the most telling note of the night was fumbles. Manning had seven fumbles and lost five, while Timberland lost their only turnover of the night. Time of possession: Manning 28:38 to Timberland's 19:22. The Monarchs' leading rusher against the Wolves was William Dingle who had 19 carries for 109 yards and one touchdown. Jamal Keels was 10 out of 21 for 94 yards while Daniel Pendergrass went one for one for 25 yards and a touchdown. On Friday night, Manning heads to Daniel Island to take on Bishop England with a kickoff at 7:30 p.m. "We've got to get back to work," Briggs said. "We've got to work on fundamentals and correct our mistakes. We need a good week in practice." LMA loses to Hammond, 38-7 by sharrOn haley The Skyhawks were the better team Friday night in Columbia defeating the Swampcats, 38-7. "We played a good football team tonight," Laurence Manning Head Football Coach Ken Kellahan said following the game. "They had us 14-0 at the half." Kellahan said Hammond scored right before the half to put them on top by two touchdowns. "We just couldn't get anything going," Kellahan said. LMA's coach said fumbles deep in their own territory in the second half hurt them. "We gave up those fumbles late," he said. "They just out played us tonight." Next week, the Swampcats head back to Columbia to take on the Falcons of Ben Lippen. "We just go back to work Monday," Kellahan said. "We've got a lot of work to do." Kickoff for Friday's game between LMA and Ben Lippen is 7:30 in Columbia. Scott's Branch loses a close one to Lamar, 10-6 by sharrOn haley The Silver Foxes came away with the win in a close game Friday night at home against the Scott's Branch Eagles, 10-6. With both teams having a less than stellar year on the gridiron, the Eagles and the Silver Foxes gave a good defensive performance in Lamar. All of Lamar's scoring came in the first half with a touchdown in the first quarter and a field goal in the second. The Eagles' defense tightened up and shut down Lamar's offense in the second half. Scott's Branch was held off the board until very late in the fourth quarter when Leon Mathis scored the Eagles' lone touchdown. B.J. McDaniels had 10 tackles on the night and got to the quarterback twice with solo tackles. On the offense, Leon Mathis had 90 yards and the Eagles only touchdown. The loss in Lamar puts the Eagles at 1-6 on the season. Lamar moves to 3-4 on the year. Next week, Scott's Branch hosts Timmonsville at Spann Stadium. Kickoff will be at 7:30 p.m. Clarendon Hall JV defeats Patrick Henry 50-6 by bObby Fleming Clarendon Hall defeated Patrick Henry Academy 50-6 in JV football action on Thursday, Oct. 6 at Cole Field in Estill. The Saints got off to a slow start with a turnover on the second play of the game, but the defense made a stand and the Patriots turned the ball back over on downs at from page 10 midfield. Two plays later, Daniel Pappas took the handoff and went 44 yards for the score. After the Saints defense forced a quick 3 and out, Trey Thomas blocked the punt and the Saints recovered on the 24-yard line. Several plays later, Mac Davis scored on a reverse from 11 yards out. Tilton McCrae's 2-point conversion made it 16-0. Clarendon Hall's defense would hold the Patriots to one first down the rest of the half, and the offense scored three more times highlighted by Pappas's 88-yard touchdown run and Dustin Way's 29-yard touchdown pass to John Lewis to put the Saints up 36-0 at the half. Saints Head Coach Bryan Dawkins said that his team played one of the best games they've played all year, and that he was really proud of them. "Our defensive play was the key to the win. We forced three turnovers, held the other team to 49 yards rushing, and kept giving our offense good field position all night," he said. For the game, Daniel Pappas rushed five times for 153 yards and two touchdowns. Tilton McCrae rushed six times for 85 yards and two touchdowns and returned a punt 36 yards. William Fleming added 59 yards on six carries and Mac Davis scored on his one carry. Dustin Way went one-forone passing with a touchdown pass to John Lewis and also rushed for a touchdown. The defense was lead by Gavin Allan with 14 tackles and Dustin Way with 12 tackles and two sacks. Trey Thomas added seven tackles, and Corey Huff had an interception. Clarendon Hall improves to 6-0 on the season while Patrick Henry drops to 4-1. The Saints host the Patriots next Thursday in Summerton at 6 p.m. FOOtBall PiCk'em COnteSt Area Sports Authority SouthCarolina Maryland FresnoState Iowa EastCarolina Pittsburgh MichiganState Illinois Oregon Bubba Davis Florida Last Wk ....... 8-4 Texas Season .... 39-33 TexasA&M Avg. ........... .542 Can YOU Beat BUBBa? Bubba Davis VISITOR Clarendon Citizen One COUntY ... One natiOn ... Under GOd! 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Dennis & Sherry Lester of S'ton IGA_Shopping_Center_�_Mill_Street_�_Manning Lamar_Kennedy,_owner/operator 25_years_experience 7 6_a.m.-9_p.m._Mon.-Thur._�_6_a.m.-10_p.m._Fri._&_Sat._�_7_a.m.-9_p.m._Sun. Page Twelve ocToBer 12, 2011 Citizen Wildlife To go full circle you need to pay it forward By Terry Madewell From my perspective: Things in life usually go full circle but sometimes where the loop of life begins and ends gets a bit fuzzy. I recently had an extremely fun and productive redfishing trip that very clearly went full circle. It vividly brought into sharp focus perhaps our most precious commodity in the outdoors, our youth. I promote and encourage taking kids fishing. I take my grandkids and any youngster who wants to go fishing is always welcome in my boat. It's good for two reasons. First, it's worth it just for the pure pleasure of seeing the joy and excitement on their faces when they catch fish. Second, as outdoorsmen, I feel we have an obligation to pay it forward, keeping the fishing and outdoors legacy alive for future generations. It is a great way for an outdoorsman to pass on knowledge and instill proper outdoors ethics behavior patterns. I was fortunate enough to go fishing recently with a youngster who taught me something about the future of fishing. While I could offer some proficiency lessons for sure, in this case, that's not the point of reference. It's about realizing the value of youth to the future of outdoors in general and the benefits to youth and adults when sharing the outdoors with specific kids. The fishing part of this trip revolves around Harrison Whatley from Mt. Pleasant, an 11-year old fisherman who has become a redfishing addict. He was part of the fishing adventure shared with Robbie Cortis, a veteran angler on the inshore waters around Charleston. We were in Robbie's boat and he had a great plan of attack for the day. His prowess on reds is outstanding and he fully understands tides, moon phases, wind and all the combination of factors that determine success or failure on this species. We certainly succeeded catching redfish on this day because of his skill. But that's a story for another time. The success of this trip was the connection I saw between Robbie and Harrison and how that multiplied by the rest of us could save our sport, while taking enjoyment to a higher level. What struck me as particularly important and encouraging that day was what I learned from talking to and watching Harrison. In the few short hours we shared the boat, we talked some, but mostly I watched and listened to him discuss what was happening with the ebb and flow of fishing success with Robbie. I marveled at the young man's internalization of the fish-catching process and his insight on what it takes to succeed in the sport of fishing. I was also amazed at his physical ability to throw the cast net for bait catching purposes and his pinpoint accuracy in casting a live shrimp next to a dock, piling or any object that might hold a redfish looking to ambush prey. I primarily was amazed at his seemingly infinite patience and perseverance in pursuit of these fish. These are qualities he has embraced because someone took the time to teach him and instill the core value of these qualities. The polite, mannerly, hard-fishing, intelligent, 11year old is something his parents and his fishing buddy and mentor Robbie Cortis should be justly proud of. And there are more youngsters just waiting to have a mentor and friend. I think we sometimes overlook the good in youth. The majority of youngsters simply want to learn how to fish and hunt and enjoy our great outdoors. I had that passion as a youngster and still have it today. I bet if you are reading this, the same is likely true for you. In fact, the reason this is even written is because I had two adult mentors when I was young. My Papaw, Clarence Payne and Coy Price, a family friend, took me under their wings. While they taught me some of the mechanics of fishing and hunting and the key is they provided the spark to ignite a passion that has burned white hot inside me ever since. Despite the things we hear in the mainstream news media about the "bad" things that occur with youth these days, a youngster like Harrison reminds me that the trash talking troublemakers are really in the minority. There are scads of kids who are not only good kids, but intelligent and can be just as passionate about positive things in life, such as the outdoors. It's easy to lose that perspective if we don't pay attention. Or pay it forward. My head is not buried in the sand. I know drugs and other bad choices are being made by numbers of youth. But there are also many, many positive choices being made by the young generation. That's where we need to step up and do what Robbie Cortis has done. He is more than a mentor to Harrison, they are friends. While my Papaw was family, I got to know and appreciate him as a person. The same for Coy Price, he was my closest friend until he passed away, despite the age difference of 40 years. Cortis is taking a good kid and mentoring him in the outdoors, paying it forward. But in the process, he's the winner as well by developing a genuine friendship. The positive things in life, making good choices and good decisions are often a result of mature adults mentoring youth. And what better format is there for life lessons than the outdoor classroom. On this trip I saw an 11year old who already has positive qualities instilled by his parents. He is a young person who wants to make Young fishermen need mentors and adult outdoorsmen need to step up and take a leadership role mentoring youth. It was a great day for Harrison Whatley. Terry Madewell/Clarendon Citizen By Terry Madewell The fantastic fall weather has seemed to make the largemouth bass bust loose. While some anglers did report difficulty finding good bunches of fish, most reported doing extremely well over the past week. Fish are schooling well and are being caught on a number of different lures. The fall catfish action is in full swing on both lakes it seems. Plus the coolish weather has seemed to perk up the striper activity a bit as well. Another really cool spell over the past weekend, certainly got outdoorsmen geared up for getting outdoors. As noted, some of the best fishing news is the largemouth bass fishing. The largemouth have started to school frequently and top waters, spinners, plastic worms and crank baits are being used to make catches. Overcast days still seem to be the most productive, but fish are likely to be schooling at any time of day or weather. Plastic worms rigged Texas-style have been very productive, as have crank baits and spinner baits. However, on some days the largemouth schooling action is slower and you'll just have to cover a lot of territory, working shallow water cover with spinner baits, worms and top water lures. Catfish action is excellent on blues, flatheads and channel catfish. Both lakes Marion and Moultrie have Fishing is good for largemouth, catfish produced well with some big blue catfish caught on cut bait and the big flatheads being caught on live bait. Cut shad seems to be one of the best lures for the blue cats and live shad, shiners, bream or white perch have produced good action on the big flatheads. Some good action on smaller channel catfish on stink baits and nightcrawlers and red worms has also been reported. The top water schooling action on striped bass has improved with the onset of cooler weather. Look for this action to improve and become more consistent during the next few weeks. The use of live bait has also been productive for several fishermen. Crappie fishing is still quite good fishing minnows or jigs over submerged brush piles and by trolling along the ledges that drop into deep water. The 10-20 foot depth range seems to be the most productive depth. Small jigs, or jigs tipped with live minnows, have been excellent for crappie. The fishing along the coast is still good with trout and redfish being taken on live bait. A few flounder have also been taken recently using mud minnows or jigs. The shrimping action has been slow because the cold weather last winter had a significant impact on the shrimp population. The further south you go along the South Carolina coast, the better the reports seem to be. good choices and has developed a passion for the outdoors, due in part to being mentored by an adult who already commands those characteristics. It is good we have youngsters like Harrison. They are our future. It is equally essential that we have mentors like Robbie Cortis who are willing to lead by example. With the "anti's" attacking from all directions, it's imperative that the rest of us step up and get involved in that same manner. Whether it is a relative such as a grandchild, your child, or someone else's child, does not matter. The SCDNR has a "Take One, Make One" program. If you don't have a youngster handy, maybe they'll find one for you. What matters is that we take youth under our wings and not only teach them the skills of the outdoor sports, but teach them the qualities of life that are inherently part of enjoying the outdoors. To name a few these qualities include respect, integrity, honesty, lawfulness and having a passion for some something positive. Look around in our outdoors rich environment and you will find youth-a-plenty just waiting to be led down the pathway of the great outdoors. Go get one now and take them fishing and hunting. It's the natural thing to do. 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(Hwy. 15) � Silver Heating & Air Conditioning Sales & Service P.O. Box 293, Summerton, SC 29148 E.G. Stukes, Owner 803-485-6110; Van Stukes 803-473-4926 Stukes 478-4332 Servicing All Brands 220 santee Business park 803-854-2255 Vintage Pocket Watches for Sale. OctOber 12, 2011 Page thirteen Citizen Obituaries from page 3 ister Yolanda Junious and the Rev. Effie Hilton. The family is receiving friends at the home, 1749 Home Branch Road, Manning. Gayle W. Welch, of Turbeville, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at a Sumter hospital. Gayle was born in Williamsburg County and was Gayle W. Welch the daughter of the late J. C. Welch and Rutha Lee Frye Welch. She was an office manager of Justice Family Farms of Gable, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Turbeville. She is survived by her husband, James W. Welch of Turbeville, two sons, William Lance (Ashley) Welch of Sumter and James Ryan Welch of Charleston, two sisters, Theresa Loadholt of Manning and Karen (Charlie) Webster of Rutledge, Ga., one Brother, Gerald (Polly) Welch of Manning, two grandchildren Ansley Reagan Welch and Caroline Richardson Welch both of Sumter. A service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, at the First Baptist Church in Turbeville with burial in Floyd Chapel Cemetery near Lake City, directed by Floyd Funeral Home of Olanta. 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: Gayle W. Welch Personal Representative: James W. Welch Address: 1443 Sandhill Road, Turbeville, SC 29162 (10/12-10/26) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS COUNTY OF CLARENDON CASE NO. 11-CP-14-388 Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. Plaintiff, -vsGretchen Brangman, Norris Brangman, Gerald Brangman (deceased), and any and all persons claiming any right, title, estate or interest in real estate described in the Complaint any unknown adults being as a class designated as John Doe, and any unknown infants or persons under disability being as a class designated as Richard Roe, Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ORDER APPOINTING GUARDIAN AD LITEM NISI AND NOTICE OF HAVE A GUARDIAN AD LITEM APPOINTED PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT an action involving real property known as, 14868 Raccoon Road, Manning SC 29102, in which you may have an interest, has been commenced in the Court of Common Pleas for Clarendon County, South Carolina and that, by Order of the Clerk of Court filed therein on September 15, 2011, Kelley Yarborough Woody, Esquire, has been appointed Guardian ad Litem Nisi for all minors and persons under legal disability as a class designated as Richard Roe, Defendants herein. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT, unless you or someone on your behalf apply to the Court for appointment of a suitable person to act as Guardian ad Litem herein, within thirty (30) days after service by publication of this Notice, the appointment of Kelley Yarborough Woody, as Guardian ad Litem shall be made absolute. Sara Hutchins, Esquire Crawford & von Keller, LLC. PO Box 4216 1640 St. Julian Place (29204) Columbia, SC 29240 Phone: 803-790-2626 Columbia, South Carolina September 20, 2011 Attorneys for Plaintiff (9/28-10/12) Disagree with your property tax assessment? Evaluation and Tax Appeal Call us today for an Geddings Law Firm W.T. Geddings, Jr. General Practice G Gardner Appraisals A MOBILE LIBRARY SCHEDULE Deadline to appeal is 12-29-11. Since 1985 State Certified General Appraisers 1791 Greeleyville Hwy � Manning 435-8679 � www.gardnerappraisals.net Handling divorces, personal injury, real estate, business law, child custody, probate and other legal needs. 20 S. Brooks St. � PO Box 89 � Manning Homestyle at it's Best! Let us help you for the upcoming holidays! � Full call ahead menu for your next family gathering � Catering service (formal or casual) � We host meetings & private parties (seating for 10 or 200!) � Fresh baked whole desserts for take out 803-435-4770 or Fax 803-435-2841 2nd and 4th Mondays, October 10 & 24 Taw Caw Park 12:30-1:30 E-Z Quick Stop @ Exit 102 2:45-3:45 Summerton Piggly Wiggly 4:00-6:00 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, October 4 & 18 Farmwood Apts. 3:15-4:15 Turbeville IGA 4:30-6:00 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, October 11 & 25 Tanner's (Hwy 301) 3:45-5:15 Scott's Fast Break 5:30-6:30 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, October 5 & 19 Shake Store on Kingstree Hwy 3:30-5:00 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, October 12 & 26 Lane Shopping Center 1:00-2:00 J&E Suprette in Davis Station 2:30-4:30 1st and 3rd Thursdays, October 6 & 20 Summerton Piggly Wiggly 9:30-1:00 Mt Pleasant R.U.M.E. Church 2:45-3:45 Sunny's Store 4:00-5:00 2nd and 4th Thursdays, October 13 & 27 Turbeville IGA 9:45-12:30 Barrineau Pentecostal Church 2:30-3:30 Lodabar Church on Hwy 527 4:00-5:00 1st and 3rd Fridays October 7 & 21 Lake Marion & Windsor Manor Nursing Facility (Book drop offs only) Paxville Community Center 3:00-4:30 The Mobile Library does not run on 1st and 3rd Mondays & 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month. October Sing with the Phantom Franc D' Ambroisio's Open Call for Christine & Raoul and Master Class October 13 7pm ******************************* An Evening At Weldon Dinner Theater Event October 14 6pm Breedin Garden Room Dinner Tickets $40/person Dessert & Reception Only Tickets $10/person Close date for reservations 10/9/11 The New Mon.- Fri. 6 am-2 pm � Sat. 6-1l am Sunday 11 am-2 pm � 435-4212 ******************************* Franc D'Ambrosio's MANNING RESTAURANT Ask us about Private Parties and Catering BROADWAY Concert October 14 7:30pm ******************************* K YOUR WO W RL O N current & upcoming events in your universe Clarendon Calendar www.ClarendonCitizen.com/clarendon_calendar D Page Fourteen Clarendon C Citizen he t C october 12, 2011 Classifieds For Rent TOWN OF MANNING: 2 BR, 1 BA, deck. $400/mo. Call 803-9680592, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. only. (9/2110/12) SUMMERTON: 3 BR doublewide, $450/mo.; Manning: Mallete Road, doublewide, full BA, $575/mo.; Alcolu, 4 BR house, $575/mo. Call 473-2928 or 460-9873. (10/12-11/2) Each Additional Word-10� ea for 1 wk, 20� ea for 2 wks, 30� ea for 3-4 wks 1 Week $15 � 2 Weeks $20� 3-4 weeks $25 Deadline: Friday Noon RATES: for 20 words or less 8 N. Brooks St. � Manning, SC � 803-433-NEWS (6397) Home Improvement KURUTZ TILE & MARBLE, 803478-4402: Complete bathroom remodeling ... Walk-in & roll-in showers. Affordable walk-in bathtubs. FREE ESTIMATE. Fully insured. (9/21-TFN) HANDYMAN SERVICE: Work guaranteed. Reasonably priced. Call John 485-2408. (10/1211/2) Cemetery Lots FOR SALE: 6 grave spaces at Clarendon Memorial Gardens. Contact Donna Nesbitt at 803-9292079 Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. (9/28-10/19) Lost & Found IF YOU HAVE LOST OR FOUND A PET please call the A Second Chance Animal Shelter at 4737075. Statewides LARGE COASTAL REAL ESTATE AUCTION on-line at JohnTHenryAuction.com and live on October 22nd @ 11am. Beach houses beach lots - acreage - commercial lots - warehouse - farms. MUSEUM COLLECTION, Horseless Carriage, Mobil Gas Esso Petrolina, Jukebox, Cross Cut Saws, Cards, Camper, Boat, SCAL#127 Oct. 15 @ 4 pm www. JohnTHenryAuction.com 843-3652637. ADVERTISE YOUR AUCTION in 112 S.C. newspapers for only $375. Your 25-word classified ad will reach more than 2.6 million readers. Call Jimmie Haynes at the S.C. Newspaper Network, 1-888727-7377. Statewides DONATE YOUR CAR to USO and HELP SUPPORT AMERICA'S TROOPS. Tax Deductible. Next Day Towing. Hassle Free. Receive Vacation Voucher. Call 7 Days Week 1-888-999-7901. SUNSET BEACH, NC CONDO Bank Foreclosure! New 1494 SF Condo. 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Den, Garage, Fireplace. Only $139,900. Same unit sold for $309,900. Buy before Oct 16th & pay NO HOA Dues until 2013!!! Hurry out early for best selection. Once gone, there are NO MORE! Call 866-945-2825, x 269. ALLIED HEALTH career training - Attend college 100% online. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 800-4819409 www.CenturaOnline.com. For Rent WILSON RENTALS & REALTY AVAILABLE RENTALS: [2br/1ba House in town $425] [3br/2ba Singlewide $445] [3br/2ba House in town $495] [3br/2ba Doublewide $495][3br/1ba Doublewide $525] [3br/1ba House in town$525] [2br/1ba Furnished House $550] [3br/1ba House in town $550] [2br/2ba Apt. in town $600] [3br/1 1/2ba House in town $600] [3br/2ba Doublewide $750] [3br/1 1/2ba House in town $750] Under construction 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments in town from $450 to $650. Please call 803-435-5474. You can view all of our rentals at: www.wilsonrentals.com. (10/5TFN) FOR RENT: 3 Bedroom, lake area, corner fenced lot. Water view. $700 month. Call Dee 433-7355. (10/12-TFN) HOUSE FOR RENT: 3 BR, 1.5 BA brick home. 1243 Harriot St., Manning. $625 month/$625 security deposit. Vouchers accepted. Call 703-221-1746. (9/21-10/12) Misc. for Sale HOUSEHOLD GOODS, kitchen, yard, clothing, bedding, rugs, tools and odds and ends. All in good shape. For more info call 803-4356894. (9/28-10/19) BALANCE LIFE BACK CARE, super pillow, top mattress, king size, like new. $500 firm price. Call 4782424. (10/12-12/19) Help Wanted CLARENDON SCHOOL DISTRICT TWO VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT October 5, 2011: Positions: Maintenance Assistant; Qualifications: Skilled Laborer with background in plumbing, electricity, carpentry & HVAC, SC driver's license with clear driving record, clear criminal background check; Salary Range: $23,000 - $33,000 depending upon skills and experience; Deadline: October 20, 2011 or until position filled. Send application: Clarendon School District Two, Daniel McCathern, P.O. Box 1252, Manning, SC 29102, 803435-4435. Clarendon School District Two is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications are available online at www.clarendon2. k12.sc.us or in the District Office. (10/12) Homes for Sale BY OWNER: Two New Homes for Sale, Lease, or Rent-To-Own. 3 or 4 BR, 2 bath, dining, eik, stove, d/w, microwave, jetted tubs, w/i shower, blinds, deck, 2 car garage. 2100 sq. ft. on 2 ac lot w/ pond and a 2400 sq. ft. on 1.75 ac lot w/pond. Located in Trinity Heights on 301, north of 521 stop light across from M&M Enterprises. Owner financing, terms & rent are negotiable. 478-3080. (10/12-11/2) Statewides TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2011, IS THE LAST DAY to redeem winning tickets in the following South Carolina Education Lottery Instant Games: (457) 24 Karat Cash. ABSOLUTE AUCTION!!! House/ Lot on 18th Tee Box Mt Mitchell Golf Course Burnsville NC THURS OCT 20th - 2PM on site John C. Pracht, IV Auctioneer NCAL#2786 800-877-3044 For Terms go to: www.prachtauction. net. Land for Sale LOT FOR SALE IN COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES located on #17 fairway/green. Primo location. Call 803-460-4680. (3/30TFN) FOR SALE BY OWNER 302 N. Meadow Dr. � Manning $ A New Home Want totimberland, farmland & hunting properties Buy or Sell Land? We specialize in Brailsford Tract 129.9� acres: Good tract for homesite and outdoor recreation. Owner may subdivide into 3 tracts. Total Tract $3000/acre Holladay Tract 155� acres: Features a diversity of timber production, deer & waterfowl hunting and other outdoor recreation. $3000/acre Will Black Tract 25 acres: All wooded w/planted pines located near Summerton. $2000/acre 224 acres: Near Manning with 63 acres cropland. Excellent hunting tract and home site. $336,720 ($1500/acre) Between First Palmetto Bank and Boundary Street For additional information Owner Financing Available 38 Ross St. - Manning 2 Bay Shop with Office Area. 49,900 $ Call 435-4220 4022 sq. ft. unique home in one of Manning's best locations. Plenty of space with 5 large bedrooms, study, large family room overlooking a gardener's dream courtyard and 3 bathrooms. .86 of an acre with plenty of space for kids and dogs. This fabulous house must be seen to be appreciated! Realtor Owned 219,900 Reduced! Call 478-7888 Forest Management, Timber & Land Sales, Appraisals, Land Acquisitions 26 East Boyce St. � Mannning � 435-2301 Visit www.dwightstewart.com Dwight L. Stewart, Jr & Associates 2009 Heartland Big Country OWNER FINANCING Immaculate and practically brand new. 33 foot, gorgeous interior with open floor plan. Solid oak cabinets, rubbed bronze faucets, fixtures & hardware. Triple slides in kitchen, living room & bedroom. Solid surface countertops in kitchen & bath. Spacious bath with porcelain toilet & sink, large corner shower with tempered glass walls. 2 swivel recliners, love seat, ceiling fan, 27" flat screen TV, surround sound & tons of storage. Too many extras to list! Priced well below blue book and retail, but motivated to sell! 2001 Harley Davidson Custom Fatboy FOR SALE Call Jason at 803.795.5841 $30,000 OBO Award-winning show bike. Limited edition with custom, numbered Harley Davidson paint job (#119/150). Fully chromed out and fast. Regular service by the pros. Synthetics used since break in. Mechanically sound and dependable. Approximately 16K low miles. Surrounded by neon amber LED lights as well as LED turn/brake lights. Velocity cone, braided cables ... too many upgrades to list! New tires, new battery, 3 seats and extra set of bars. Great area close to water on 3.52 acres. Split bedrooms, wonderful master bath & closet. Laminate wood floors in living areas. Tile in 3 full baths. Great closets. Huge kitchen w/ lots of counter space & cabinets. Deck on back overlooking wooded area. Owner financing w/ down payment. Very close to boat landing. Fireplace in living room. Offered at $105,900. Linda Lesemann Broker Please see my ad on www.clarendoncitizen.com/sports to view color and interior photos. $20,000 Call with any questions, or come to see it! 803-795-5841 (803) 460-4816 (m) (803) 478-7888 (o) www.santeelakesrealestate.com Own a Piece of History LiveFriday & Saturday Auction Every selling starts at 6:30pm - until OF WALTERBORO Fri., Oct 14 - The Farmers All new merchandise and overstocks from department stores.! Clayton Homes provides outstanding comfort and quality in your new home for less money. Choose a floor plan from hundreds of modular homes and manufactured homes, then customize your new home to satisfy your every need. Don't Miss It!! 6 pm Saturday -The Low Country Gentlemen Free Concert. Bluegrass gospel group. The holidays will be here soon! THANKSGIVING Sat., Oct 15 - Kenny Flack - Home built in 1900 on Main Street in Summerton 1,652 sqft, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, built on a large lot with double carport, large workshop, picnic pavilion, some restoration work done, but more needed. S EE ASSOCIATE A NT S $ Come by and start your shopping with us! CHRISTMAS Concessions available each night 75,000 6263 Alex Harvin Hwy.� 473-SALE (7253) (exit 115, Hwy 301/I95) www.auctionzip.com Steve Fields � SC Lic #4108 Ram Bay Auction (843) 538-2204 2354 Jefferies Hwy Walterboro, SC 29488 REALTY CELL PHONE www.rolandschock.com "Each office is Independently Owned and Operated" Call Roland Schock 460-7132 OctOber 12, 2011 Clarendon C Citizen C Page FiFteen Statewides FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED. South Carolina MENTOR is seeking families/individuals willing to foster a child in need of a home. Must be 21, have a spare bedroom, and high school diploma/GED. Up to $930 monthly stipend. In Columbia (803-451-3982); Charleston (843-554-2570, Ext. 0); Greenville/ Anderson (864-233-9727, Ext. 0); Pawley's Island (843-237-2479, Ext. 0); Rock Hill (803-366-3330, Ext. 0); or call 1-877-852-4453. www.sc-mentor.com. CLASS A - CDL FLATBED DRIVERS NEEDED with Great pay/ benefits/guaranteed pay/ 2 yrs exp. required. Call JGR 864-679-1551, Greenville and Gaffney SC locations. www.jgr-inc.com. DRIVERS- NEW Pet Policy! NO Touch Freight and NO forced NE/ NYC! No felony/DUI last 5yrs. Ask about Lease Purchase Options! Call or Text PTL1 to 424242. 877740-6262. www.ptl-inc.com. JOB SECURITY. Tough economic times but we have company and owner operator jobs. OTR truck driving with the CAT CONCORD, NC 704-782-5137 x 10 www. catconcord.com. Statewides DRIVER $2000 SIGN ON BONUS! Start a New Career! 100% Paid CDL Traning! No Experience Required. CRST EXPEDITED 800-326-2778 www.JoinCRST.com. EXPERIENCED OTR FLATBED DRIVERS EARN 47.5 up to 50 cpm loaded. 52.3 to 55 cpm for O.D. loads. $1000 sign on to Qualified drivers. Call: 843-266-3731 bulldoghiway.com EOE. ADVERTISE YOUR DRIVER JOBS in 112 S.C. newspapers for only $375. Your 25-word classified ad will reach more than 2.6 million readers. Call Jimmie Haynes at the S.C. Newspaper Network, 1-888-727-7377. COLONIAL LIFE is seeking businessto-business sales representatives and managers to market insurance products and services. Commissions average $56K+/yr. Training & leads. Call Natalie at 803-348-0312. LAND FOR SALE - 2800+/- Acres of Timberland w/Growing and Merchantable Timber Road Frontage, Large Creek, Excellent hunting for deer, turkey, waterfowl Iron Horse Properties LLC, Contact Will Lilly at 800.997.2248, www.ironhorseauction.com. Statewides ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Para legal,*Accounting,*Criminal justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 888-220-3872 www. CenturaOnline.com. AIRLINES ARE HIRING- Train for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (866) 367-2513. Statewides LAKE RUSSELL WATERFRONT Lake Access - $9,900, Lake Fronts - $19,900! Owner financing available, No payments until 2012! Lake Lots 1-10 acres, Limited Supply! Call 866-408-7404. DIVORCE WITH OR WITHOUT CHILDREN $99.95. Includes name change and property settlement agreement. FREE information. SAVE hundreds. Fast and easy. Call 1-888-789-0198 24/7. Storage Rentals SAM GAMBLE'S MINI WAREHOUSES: 24 hours access. Rent is by the month or the year and you keep the key. Located at East Boyce Street in Manning. Call Ron's Exxon 435-2677. (4/21-TFN) Wanted 1/2 TO 1 ACRE RESIDENTIAL LOT in Clarendon County to purchase. Please call 803-468-1435. (10/12-11/2) Computer Making You Crazy? IS YOUR Insurance Isn't One Size Fits All... So We Offer More! COMPUTER PROBLEMS Call Tanisha @ Free pick-up and delivery. We Affordable SR22's Call today for Finance! Overwhelmed with 803-460-1900 Cottingham Insurance Agency Great Rates! 10 West Rigby Street � Manning � 803-435-2368 Cleaning? For Sale BY OWNER 202 E. Huggins St. Manning 3Br, 2Ba $49,995 Heating and Air 4035 Raccoon Rd. Manning � 505-4822 Gene's residential and commercial cleaning Let me help. FREE Estimates (803) 460-8466 Mildretta Johnson 1332 Lakewood Drive, Manning 3 BR, 2 BA Doublewide (On corner lot with water access) $59,995 Owner Financing Available Call today! Owned & Operated by Gene Floyd & Archie Pierson Licensed � Bonded � Insured Call 803-435-4220 for additional information e TS O p F THe Wee k Attention Taxpayers 50� Wings & Happy Hour all night! Free Pool Night! Monday Night Football! Tuesdays Shags and Bella Shags is an affectionate, playful Shih Tzu mix who wants to be the center of attention and would like to be an only-dog. Tiny Bella is a sweet, spayed female Chihuahua mix who just loves to play and cuddle. She is house trained, loves to play fetch, loves people and CATS TOO! Would you like to give Shags and Bella a new FUR-ever home? It's a Small, Small World! Check back next week for more weekly specials! "Where the Road Ends & the Fun Begins" Monday-Thursday 4-9 p.m. � Friday 4-10 p.m. Saturday Noon-10 p.m. � Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4-7 p.m. 5079 Alex Harvin Hwy. ( Hwy. 301) � Manning Southern Style Sunday Buffet! Don't miss our 803-473-7075 HOURS: Tues.-Sat. 9am-3pm for adopting animals Call for an appointment to drop animals off. If you've lost a pet, please check our websites, www.ccanimalcontrol.webs.com and www.ascasmanningsc.doodlekit.com We will examine your prepared returns ... business or personal. If mistakes are found, we will explain the problem. Then, you decide if you want us to fix the problem. We work hard to legally fix your tax problems. Free Service offer. Gibbons & Usry, CPA's 113 S. Brooks Street Manning � 435-4316 9645 Wash Davis Rd. � Summerton � 478-8165 When was the last time you... � Changed the Oil � Checked Shocks � Checked Battery � Inspected Belts, Hoses & Brakes � Flushed Cooling System � Rotated & Aligned Tires � Checked Air Pressure � Got New Tires � Checked AC System Low Country Scrap Metal We Pay Top $$$ � Best Prices Around! Cans Copper Batteries Electric Motors Seal Units Starters Ervin's Tire Company 459 N. Brooks St. Manning � 435-4949 DISCOUNT CARD NOW AVAILABLE Drive-on Scales for Scrap Metal Aluminum 473-0996 Radiators Small Scales for Individual Aluminum & Copper Sales Hwy 301 � Gable at 4-way stop Mon. - Fri. � 7:30 am - 6 pm � Sat. � 7:30 am - 2 pm Page Sixteen 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. Need Cash? Great Things Are Happening Valerie Charles, Ford Service Manager, Kevin Penland, Pre-owned Manager, and OctOber 12, 2011 Join us in welcoming Also antique guns, swords knives, signs glass, furniture Stokes-Craven Valerie Charles to our Stokes-Craven Automotive family. 143 S. Lafayette Dr. � Sumter � 773-8022 / 773-9043 Open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 / Sat 8:30-3:00 Lafayette Gold & Silver HigHway 261 � Manning 433-5400 www.StokeSCraven.CoM Kevin Penland $ 99 4 & Lunch Club LUNCH SPECIALS PRESENTS FrEE See restaurant for details. NEW Taco Salad - Seasoned beef, lettuce, tomato, salsa and cheddar cheese in a fresh taco bowl Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Fried Dixie Chips - Hot, bubbly & cheesy! Chicken Salad Croissant (fresh daily) with fresh fruit. A Shoney's Favorite Spaghetti & Meat Sauce with garlic Grecian bread All You Care to Eat Soup, Salad & Bread sticks. Help Yourself! NEW Lunch Sized Hamburger Steak Served with cottage cheese or house salad. A great low carb choice (below are all served with crispy French Fries, Dixie chips or homemade onion rings) Classic BLT - on toasted sourdough with vine ripened tomatoes Philly Cheese Steak Wrap - Tender rib eye & grilled with onions and mushrooms NEW 2 Pc Signature Fried Chicken - Best in town Turkey Club Wrap - Turkey, Bacon & cheese wrapped with lettuce, tomato and mayo Hand Breaded Fried Chicken Wrap Served with lettuce and Mayo Grilled Hot Ham & Cheese - Delicious shaved ham and melted cheese on grilled sourdough bread Old Fashioned Burger - with cheese, mustard and farm fresh sweet apple relish and onion. We brought this one back from the 80s. It might be the best hamburger you ever tasted. Robbie Nalley, agent 25 E. Calhoun St. Sumter Office 775-1168 Mobile 803-720-4131 2267 Paxville Hwy � Manning � 803-696-4481 A lot of planning goes into saying goodbye 9033 Old Number 6 Hwy � Santee � 803-854-3914 For FREE tickets check out the ad at ClarendonCitizen.com Friday, October 14 � 6 p.m. Presented by: German Music & Dancing by the Live Performance by Let us help you do the planning so your family won't have to. Join us on-line or stop by to learn all about our preplanning services. Celebrating their 40th year of performing A portion of the proceeds benefits Central Carolina Technical College Foundation. Little German Band & Dancers Deaz-Guyz Advance Tickets $10 � at the Door $15 We will honor all pre-arranged plans written with other funeral homes. Transferring your plan can even save you and your family thousands of dollars. Please contact us to find out more. German Beer, Wine and Food will be available Tickets available at Swan Lake Visitors Center � Hamptons � Seaco Music for more information or to order by phone Sponsored by: Support Downtown Restaurants Call 803-436-2640 Brunson Funeral Home & Cremation Services (803) 433-CARE www.brunsonfuneralhome.com 15 East Hospital Street � Manning