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PICKS OF THE WEEK Doctor Strange (PG-13) —

Marvel’s most mystic hero gets to sling spells and twist time in his own big-screen debut. Wealthy and stylish surgeon Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) loses the steadiness in his hands after a car accident. He finds some supernatural healer up in the Himalayas called the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton with no hair). Instead of just fixing his hands, Strange learns the magic touch (and other spells) and soon finds himself in conflict with an evil sorcerer (Mads Mikkelsen). It stretches the formula for Marvel action, but doesn’t step too far outside the Marvel Cinematic Universe comfort zone. Brain-bending special effects fold city horizons together in a cosmic kaleidoscope, but even that loses its novelty after a bit. He’s not the hulking he-man type like Captain America or Thor, but this thinking man’s superhero has a great premiere with thrills and style, but falls short of being Marvel’s first “deep” adventure.

Moonlight (R) — Beautiful,

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Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange.

breakout feature writer/director Barry Jenkins III tells a story about a young man growing up in a poor part of Miami. Chiron is first shown as a young boy (Alex Hibbert), then as a teenager (Ashton Sanders), then in his 20s (Trevante Rhodes), each time facing a pivotal moment in his life. His single mother (Naomie Harris) is spiraling into addiction, and his only surrogate for familial stability comes

from the drug dealer who feeds off mom’s habit (Mahershala Ali). The movie, adapted from a play by Tarell Alvin McCraney, deals with difficult real-world struggles — being poor and black in Miami pushes you out, and to be gay in those neighborhoods means to be further marginalized and threatened — and does so in a way that builds compassion without requiring similar experiences from the audience.

Allied (R) — Brad Pitt and

Marion Cotillard are the power-couple tasked with assassinating a Nazi while turning in high-power performances through layers of CG touchups. Max (Pitt), a Canadian working for the British espionage apparatus during World War II, is paired with Marianne, a sultry French resistance agent on an assignment in Casablanca. Love blossoms between the cloak-and-dagger couple, but

trust is hard to come by when spies go monogamous. Robert Zemeckis directs with a lot of excitement, a touch of nostalgia (“Casablanca” everywhere) and a heavy dose of green-screen.

Chronic (R) — In a slow, quiet character study, Tim Roth plays David, a hospice attendant who sees to the needs of dying patients who can no longer take care of themselves in even the most basic ways. David is shy and re-

served. His closest connections are with his patients, and their stories become part of his identity, or at least how he presents himself in social situations where he is out of his depth. Director Michael Franco runs a slow show: The camera lingers, there is little dialogue and no music, pushing your attention into the lines on David’s face and the steadiness of his hands.

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ABANDONED VEHICLE The below listed vehicles have been abandoned in Lexington County and are currently housed with the company listed below. Pursuant to applicable South Carolina law, the owner and or lien holder has the right to claim the motor vehicle within thirty (30) days after the date of this notice upon payment of all towing, preservation, and storage charges resulting from placing the vehicle in custody. The failure of the owner and or lien holder to exercise their right to reclaim the vehicle with the time provided it is deemed as a waiver by the owner and or the lien holder of all rights,title,interest,in the vehicle and consent to the sale of the vehicle at public auction. If not reclaimed within the time period outlined above the vehicle may be disposed of according to state law. Any owner, lien holder, or other interested party should contact: Ars Towing 803-822-1101 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser VIN: 3C8FY68B72T265661 2011 Toyota Corolla VIN: 2T1BU4EE3BC682146 2 0 0 3 C h e v r o l e t I m p a l a V I N : 2 G 1 WF52E639421383 1995 Mazda B2300 VIN: 4F4CR12A4STM00120 2004 Chevrolet 1500 VIN: 1GCFG15X641244754 2000 Chrysler Sebring VIN: 3C3EL55HXYT262801 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee VIN: 1C4RJEAG8CC259433 2001 Ford Escape VIN: 1FMYUO41X1KC21536 2004 Volkswagen Passat VIN: WVWPD63B74P092966 2-16

ABANDONED VEHICLE The below listed vehicles have been abandoned in Lexington County and are currently housed with the company listed below. Pursuant to applicable South Carolina law, the owner and or lien holder has the right to claim the motor vehicle within thirty (30) days after the date of this notice upon payment of all towing, preservation, and storage charges resulting from placing the vehicle in custody. The failure of the owner and or lien holder to exercise their right to reclaim the vehicle with the time provided it is deemed as a waiver by the owner and or the lien holder of all rights,title,interest,in the vehicle and consent to the sale of the vehicle at public auction. If not reclaimed within the time period outlined above the vehicle may be disposed of according to state law. Any owner, lien holder, or other interested party should contact: Tillman Towing 1749 Airport Blvd. Cayce, SC 29033 (803)794-5060 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix VIN: 1G2WK52J03F130471 1998 Dodge Caravan VIN: 2B4GP44G4XR221705 1999 FORD F150 VIN: 1FTZX1726XNB39689 2004 Chrysler Concorde VIN: 2C3HD56G74H619404 2013 VW 358RFD VIN: WVWBN7AN6DE564970 1999 Mercury Mystique VIN: 1MEFM6534XK640598 2013 Kia Optima VIN: 5XXGR4A64DG108060 1994 Ford Explorer VIN: 1FM-

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ABANDONED VEHICLE The below listed vehicles have been abandoned in Lexington County and are currently housed with the company listed below. Pursuant to applicable South Carolina law, the owner and or lien holder has the right to claim the motor vehicle within thirty (30) days after the date of this notice upon payment of all towing, preservation, and storage charges resulting from placing the vehicle in custody. The failure of the owner and or lien holder to exercise their right to reclaim the vehicle with the time provided it is deemed as a waiver by the owner and or the lien holder of all rights,title,interest,in the vehicle and consent to the sale of the vehicle at public auction. If not reclaimed within the time period outlined above the vehicle may be disposed of according to state law. Any owner, lien holder, or other interested party should contact: Dynamic Auto & Diesel Repair (803) 764-7664 2001 Freightliner Truck VIN: 1FUJAHCG01LG16088 2016 Hyundai Elantra VIN: 5NPDH4AE1GH713160 1985 MCI Bus VIN: 1TUAAH9A6FR004604 2-16

ABANDONED VEHICLE The below listed vehicles have been abandoned in Lexington County and are currently housed with the company listed below. Pursuant to applicable South Carolina law, the owner and or lien holder has the right to claim the motor vehicle within thirty (30) days after the date of this notice upon payment of all towing, preservation, and storage charges resulting from placing the vehicle in custody. The failure of the owner and or lien holder to exercise their right to reclaim the vehicle with the time provided it is deemed as a waiver by the owner and or the lien holder of all rights,title,interest,in the vehicle and consent to the sale of the vehicle at public auction. If not reclaimed within the time period outlined above the vehicle may be disposed of according to state law. Any owner, lien holder, or other interested party should contact: Jimmy’s Automotive Repairs 236 Naomi Drive, Gaston, SC 29053 803-755-2352 2001 Ford Mustang VIN: 1FAFP40441F169894 1 9 9 8 To y o t a C o r o l l a V I N : 1 N X BR18E1WZ102067 1994 Buick Lesabre VIN: 1G4HR52LORH478703 2006 Chevrolet Impala VIN: 2G1WC581669218799 2-16

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PUBLIC NOTICE TOWN OF GASTON SPECIAL ELECTION Notice is hereby given that a Special Election for the Town of Gaston shall be held April 18, 2017 for an unexpired term of (1) Council members. Citizens of the Town desiring to be candidates for the above listed office must file a Candidates Statement, filing fee, and petitions at the Lexington County Voter Registration and Elections Office located at 605 West Main st, Suite 105, Lexington. Petitions must contain sufficient signatures to qualify the candidate with minimum of 5% of the total registered voters in the Town of Gaston. Books will be open for filing February 10, 2017 at 12 noon and remain open during regular business hours until February 24, 2017 at 12 noon.  The filing fee for the office of council is $45.00. A Statement of Candidacy must be filed along with the filing fee and petitions. The Statement of Economic Interest and Campaign Disclosure forms must also be completed on-line according to the Ethics time. The Ethics commission web site is This is a nonpartisan election and no party affiliation shall be placed on the ballot. People desiring to vote in the upcoming election must be registered by March 18, 2017.  To register, update, or obtain information on absentee ballots, please contact the Lexington County Board of Voter Registration at (803) 785-8361. Polls shall open at 7am and remain open without interruption or intermission at the Town of Gaston Town Hall 131 Gaston St; until 7pm. At 9am on the Election Day the examination of the absentee ballot return envelopes at 605 West Main St, Suite 105. On Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 9 am, the Lexington County Board of Commissioners will hold a hearing to determine the validity of ballots challenged in this election. The hearing will be located at 605 West Main St, suite 105, Lexington. 2-2 & 2-16

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will sell, to satisfy lien of the owner at public sale online at by competitive bidding on March 3, 2017 at 10am at the Save Green Self Storage facility located at: 1210 Atlas Road Columbia, SC 29209 803-695-9991 Richland County Unit 202, Maheshkumar Patel Unit 214, Tanya Harshaw Unit 232, Suzanne Mcallister Unit 406, James Ashurst Unit 425, Janice Brown Unit 522L, Dimond Daniels The personal goods stored therein by the following may include, but are not limited to general household items, furniture, boxes, totes, clothes and appliances: Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the time of sale. All goods are sold as is and must be removed at the time of purchase. Save Green Self Storage reserves the right to refuse any bid. The sale is subject to adjournment at Save Green Self Storage’s discretion. 2-16



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The Town of Springdale will hold a public meeting on March 7, 2017 at Springdale Town Hall located at 2915 Platt Springs Road at 6 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to give an opportunity to become acquainted with a proposed Rural Development project. The project consists generally of a Predevelopment Planning Grant to evaluate the town’s water system, identify areas for future expansion, and develop recommendations for improvements and system extensions. Citizens will have the opportunity to comment on such items as economic and environmental impacts, service area, and alternatives to the project. 2-16




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(Non-Jury) Foreclosure Persimmon Grove Homeowners’ Association, Inc., Plaintiff, v. Andrew M. Gruetzmacher and Jennifer S. Gruetzmacher Defendant(s). 014837/00067 TO THE DEFENDANT(S),Andrew Gruetzmacher: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this foreclosure action on property located at 116 Altonia Lee Dr aka 540 Blue Ledge Dr, Lexington, South Carolina, being designated in the County tax records as TMS #006414-01-369, of which a copy is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices, Post Office Box 212069, Columbia, South Carolina 29221, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that original Complaint in the above entitled action was filed with the Clerk of Court for Lexington County on 08/24/2016. Stephanie C. Trotter McCabe, Trotter & Beverly, P.C. Post Office Box 212069 Columbia, SC 29221 Phone: (803)-724-5000 Email: Columbia, South Carolina January 23, 2017 2-16 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF LEXINGTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

C/A NO. 2016-CP-32-02836 SUMMONS

Lisa Malcolm, Plaintiff, vs. Joseph Scott Elgin and Cody James Day, Defendant, TO: THE DEFENDANT NAMED ABOVE: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer upon the subscriber at Burriss & Ridgeway, located at 907 Elmwood Avenue, Columbia, South Carolina 29201, within thirty (30) days after service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service. If you fail to answer the Complaint within such time aforementioned, the Plaintiffs will apply to the Court for the relief demanded in the Complaint and Judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint and an Order of Default will render against you for the relief so demanded in the Complaint. BURRISS AND RIDGEWAY E. Wayne Ridgeway, Jr. 907 Elmwood Avenue Columbia, South Carolina 29201 803-451-4000 (Telephone) 803-227-0384 (Facsimile) Columbia, South Carolina August _____, 2016 2-16 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF LEXINGTON IN THE FAMILY COURT OF THE ELEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT


South Carolina Department of Social Services, Plaintiff, vs. Paula Argoe, Paul Argoe, and Blake Jones, Defendants, IN THE INTEREST OF: Minor child born in 2000 A Minor Under the Age of 18. TO: DEFENDANT PAUL ARGOE: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and noticed of the Complaint for removal action in and to the minor children in this action, the original of which has been filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Lexington County on November 21, 2016, a copy of which will be delivered to you upon request. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a hearing in the above referenced matter has been scheduled for March 1, 2017 at 1:45 p.m. in the Lexington County Family Court located on the 2nd floor of the Marc H. Westbrook Judicial Center at 205 East Main Street, Lexington SC 29072. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that: (1) the Guardian ad Litem who is appointed by the Court

in this action to represent the best interests of the children will provide the Family Court with a written report that includes an evaluation and assessment of the issues brought before the Court along with recommendations; (2) the Guardian ad Litem ‘s written report will be available for review twentyfour (24) hours in advance of the hearing; (3) you may review the report at the Guardian ad Litem Program county office. S. C. DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES Lil Ann Gray, SC Bar No.: 2401 Tommy Shealy, SC Bar No.: 5048 Laura Drew, SC Bar No.: 101522 Becky Farmer, SC Bar No.: 101927 Attorneys for Plaintiff P O Box 84129 Lexington, South Carolina 29073-4129 Telephone: (803) 785-2960 Fax: (803) 785-1514 January 31, 2017. 2-23 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS COUNTY OF LEXINGTON


(NON-JURY DECLARATORY JUDGMENT/ QUIET TITLE ACTION) The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. as successor-in-interest to all permitted successors and assigns of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Trustee for Truman Capital Mortgage Loan Trust 2005-1 Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2005-1, PLAINTIFF, vs. First Greensboro Home Equity, Inc., and Ameritrust Mortgage Company, LLC, DEFENDANT. TO THE DEFENDANT ABOVE NAMED: AMERITRUST MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Amended Complaint herein, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, or otherwise appear and defend, and to serve a copy of your Answer to said Amended Complaint upon the subscriber at his office, Hutchens Law Firm; P.O. Box 8237; Columbia, SC 29202, within thirty (30) days after service hereof, except as to the United States of America, which shall have sixty (60) days, exclusive of the day of such service, and if you fail to answer the Amended Complaint within the time aforesaid, or otherwise appear and defend, the Plaintiff in this action will apply to the Court for the relief demanded therein, and judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Amended Complaint. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that should you fail to Answer the foregoing Summons, the Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference of this case to the Master In Equity which Order shall, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure, specifically provide that the said Master In Equity is authorized and empowered to enter a final judgment in this case with appeal only to the South Carolina Court of Appeals pursuant to Rule 203(d)(1) of the SCAR, effective June 1, 1999. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES, AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by the Plaintiff immediately and separately and such application will be deemed absolute and total in the absence of your application for such an appointment within thirty (30) days after the service of the Summons and Complaint upon you. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that should you fail to Answer the foregoing Summons, the Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference of this case to the Master In Equity in this County, which Order shall, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure, specifically provide that the said Master In Equity is authorized and empowered to enter a final judgment in this case with appeal only to the South Carolina Court of Appeals pursuant to Rule 203(d)(1) of the SCAR, effective June 1, 1999.

NOTICE OF FILING OF AMENDED SUMMONS AND AMENDED COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANT ABOVE NAMED: AMERITRUST MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the foregoing Summons, along with the Amended Complaint, was filed with the Clerk of Court for Lexington County, South Carolina, on November 30, 2016. John B. Kelchner S.C. Bar #13589 Hutchens Law Firm P.O. Box 8237 Columbia, SC 29202

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February is Pet Dental Health Month

is the only one able to perform most tasks. Much of a pet’s dental BY DR. GREG WYCH _| health problems occur under the gums, so radiographs (xrays) are needed to assess any problems. A thorough cleaning and evaluation are often any of us empty nesters performed under anesthesia. become “pet parents.” Pet dental cleanings are similar Did you know that Febto human cleanings, with the ruary is Pet Dental Health removal of plaque and calculus Month? Just like us humans, and polishing. But the AVMC dental health is very imporrecommends that all pet cleantant to the overall health of our ings are done with anesthesia, pets. The AVMA says that your to minimize the danger to the pet’s teeth should be checked pet or the person treating the at least once a year by your pet. veterinarian to check for early Pets can develop all kinds signs of a problem and to keep of problems, just like huyour pet’s mouth healthy. mans, including broken roots Veterinary dentistry includes or teeth, periodontal disease, cleaning, filling, extraction abscessed teeth, cysts, tumors or repair of your pet’s teeth, cavities and bad bites. Usually and all other aspects of oral the signs are things like bad health. Vet techs are allowed breath, loose teeth, discolored to do some things, but just teeth, abnormal chewing or like with humans, the veteridrooling, reduced appetite, narian or veterinarian dentist bleeding or pain in the mouth,


or swelling around the mouth. at bay. Specialized chew toys Periodontal disease in your can help too. Special addipet can develop early in life, tives in the pet’s water can like by age 3. This disease can also help with dental health. affect other parts of the pet’s But all these things are not as health, including kidney, liver good as daily brushing. and heart problems. Sound faYou should avoid using regmiliar? ular human toothpaste. It can Prevention of problems be harmful to your pet. Unmost commonly consists of frequent removal of plaque and tartar that forms on your pet’s teeth. Regularly brushing your pet’s teeth is the single most important thing you can do to keep their teeth healthy between cleanings, and may even eliminate the need for the vet to clean your pet’s teeth. Daily brushing is best. There are many products on the market these days for Gregory J Wych DDS your pet’s health, and your vet probably knows what is 7505 St. Andrews Rd best for your pet. Irmo, SC Dry foods and treats can provide the necessary friction that helps keep plaque

flavored toothpastes made for pets are the best. Start your pets dental health care routine gently by first getting your pet used to it by lifting their lips and touching their gums with your fingers. Then, you can progress to using gauze or a toothbrush. Keep the bristles

angled along the gum line. And always have a treat on hand for your pet! A lot of pet oral health is similar to human oral health. Regular check ups, cleanings and dental health care is paramount for your pet as for us humans!

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March is National Nutrition Month

Proper nutrition is an integral part of our overall wellness. Lexington Medical Center Foundation funds programs that educate patients and the community on how food supports healing including:

ized exercise regimens designed to promote healing.

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Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in South Carolina, but when it’s managed properly, people with diabetes can live long, healthy lives. This cooking series works in tandem with the D2 and Me support group at Lexington Medical Center, taking information learned in the group and using it in a hands-on approach. Taught by Midlands chefs, patients learn new ways to prepare healthy meals and how to manage their diabetes through proper nutrition.

Cancer patients often require modified diets and exercise plans because of the toll treatment takes on their bodies. Led by Registered Dieticians and trainers, this nutrition series promotes healthy eating and exercise lifestyle changes to improve self-efficacy. Patients meet for seven weeks to participate in cooking classes, group grocery shopping, restaurant outings, and custom-

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It’s a Dog’s Life

Knitting at the wheel

Duck work

A highway patrolman pulled alongside a speeding car on the crowded freeway. Glancing at the car, the officer was astounded to see that the woman behind the wheel was knitting. Realizing that she was oblivious to his flashing lights and siren, the trooper cranked down his window, turned on his bullhorn and yelled, “Pull over!” “No,” the woman yelled back. “It’s a scarf!”

A duck walks into a bar and asks for a beer. In amazement, the bartender exclames, “Hey! You can talk!” “Yes, I do. So what?” asks the duck as he flies up to the stool. The bartender asks what else the duck does. “I work across the street doing construction on the new building going up, and I’d like to come here during lunch to have a beer once in a while.” The bartender says that it would be fine with him, so the duck comes in day after day during lunch for a brew. Then one day the circus comes to town and the ringmaster comes into the same bar, but he’s there earlier than the duck’s usual time. The bartender finds out this guy is the ringmaster of a big circus and says: “Hey, you ought to check out this talking duck that comes in for a beer everyday around lunchtime!” “Really?” Asks the Ringmaster. “I could sure use one

Call to Another Church A pastor places his order at the pet store. “I need at least 50 mice, 2,000 ants and as many of those little silverfish you can get.” The clerk replies, “We can probably do that, but it might take some time. Mind if I ask why you are placing such an unusual order?” The pastor replies, “I’ve accepted a call to another church and the Pastors’ council told me to leave the parsonage the way I found it.”

of those. Tell the duck that if he wants to make a lot more money than he makes now, to come by and see me.” Then, after drinking his beer, the ringmaster leaves the bar and heads back to work. So the duck comes in to the bar that day at lunch, and the bartender jumps up and tells the duck the good news. “Hey, the circus is in town and their ringmaster wants you to be part of their circus for more bucks than you’re getting now!!” The duck says, “Wow, that’s great! But is it that big event down at the fairgrounds with the high-top deal?” Bartender says “Yeah, so what?” The duck cocks his head and inquires further, “It’s that event with the canvas tent, right? Bartender asks, “Yeah, so?” “Well, what the heck does he want with a drywall worker?”

“A good report card next month,” he replied.

Oil crisis There are a lot of folks that can’t understand how we ran out of oil here in the USA. Well, here’s the answer: It’s

simple. Nobody bothered to check the oil and we didn’t know we were getting low. Of course, the reason for that is geographical. All the oil is in Texas, Oklahoma, and Alaska, and all the dipsticks are in Washington, D.C.

The direct object Christopher’s class was having an English lesson, and the teacher called on Christopher

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Watch and original case are in pristine condition

his small, solid gold circular time piece rests within its original fitted presentation case. The small size is indicative of a dress watch of the mid 19th century. This particular example is decorated, front and back, with engine turned engraving with a central shield, left blank on the front for engraving. This watch could have been used by a male or female as its elegant size and spare decoration would suit the taste of anyone with a refined palette. Time pieces such as this have the general definition of “pocket watch,” as history has recorded them being used by attaching to a chain and fob, then worn in a vest pocket or pants pocket. However, an equally common use was to wear the watch attached by a decorative watch pin, inside a lapel or pinned on a cloak or frock made of dense, supportive material. This particular example is in perfect working order and free of damage. This is unusual for a watch of this nature and adds greatly to its value. In addition, it was made in Charleston, South Carolina, with its fitted case reading “Stephen Thomas Jr. and Bros.” The purple silk interior of this presentation case is intact, along with the gold lettering and the tufted and fitted area to place the watch. The rectangular case is also of interest, in near perfect condition, wrought of shagreen over a wooden underlayment.




n TV the other day, I saw an ad for a nifty little device. It has been out a couple of years but I’ve heard no hoopla until now. It’s called Verizon Hum. Have you heard of it? Yes? Great, let me know your thoughts. No? Let me give you the details. Diagnose trouble Some technical genius has invented a diagnostic tool for a car that can be the size of a thumb drive. It plugs into the Onboard Diagnostic port under the steering column. Then it connects to an app on your phone that will tell you the details of your car. The idea is that this little computer will routinely check your vehicle’s system and give you detailed reports regarding maintenance. It will calculate fuel usage and driving patterns. It will give you battery levels, coolant temps and more. All of this data is readily available via an app on your smart phone. The package also comes with a speaker that clips to your overhead visor. In case of trouble The speaker has a button to call roadside assistance any where you have cell phone reception. The unit automatically detects crashes. And similar to others like it, will call 911 should the driver give no response. Hum can notify the police if your car is stolen. Verizon offers this service for $10 a month and the whole unit package is $29.99. It seems to be a viable alternative to those who cannot afford newer vehicles with these features included. It does require a monthly payment. Is peace of mind about your vehicle worth it?

This watch was owned by a family that lived in Charleston for many generations. Although the form could be easily recognized by most who see it, a watch with this provenance and in this condition is quite rare and worthy of more than a casual glance. It is the perfect example of a precious piece of history that is often confused with more commonly found items. Contact Dawn with questions about an object of your own. Share your story with us! It could be published in the Chronicle. If you have items to be appraised, please contact her by e-mail. © 2017 The Charleston Silver Lady

The Lake Murray Fishing Report Lake Murray water levels are at 356.03 (full pool is 360.00) and water temperatures range from between 53 and 55 degrees at the dam on up to the upper 50s on warm days like today in the creeks. The lake is clearing again after recent weather, but still has a ways to go. Even though water temperatures have rebounded after the snow and cold weather recently, the fishing has slowed down pretty significantly since that event. Limits have been hard to come by in recent days and tournament sacks have been light. For a while, conditions were fairly stable and it looked like fish might settle into a pattern, but see-sawing temperatures have ruined any chance



of that (for now). Fish could certainly still get into a good winter pattern, but for now they seem to be moving shallower and not repositioning themselves deep. Veteran tournament angler Captain Doug Lown says that with days still very short, fish are certainly not getting into a pre-spawn pattern. Instead of holding to the 45-degree banks they often like at this time of year, they aren’t in those areas. Instead, they are trying to move shallower because of the warm weather. Some fish seem to be moving into pockets and ditches, because when the shallows warm crayfish get more active and shad and bluegill may come up. There is even some surface activity at times.

Right now, Doug says as good a lure for getting bit as anything is a shakey head worm, and he recommends fishing it in areas that aren’t very flat or very steep. Being relatively near deep water is a plus, and fishing rocky points, docks, wood or other shallow cover in 4-10 feet of water is a good bet. On the catfish front, Captain Chris Simpson (864-992-2352) reports that the warm weather has pulled a lot of fish back out of the river and creek channels, and scattered them across flats and main lake humps. Drifting cut herring in 25-40 feet of water is the best pattern, and overall the bite is a little more challenging than when it was colder earlier in the month.

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Strange afterlife for Elmer McCurdy: From bumbling criminal to traveling corpse Elmer turned to bank robbery next ... with predictably disastrous results. Too much nitro (again) destroyed the bank's main room but didn’t even dent the safe. His string of failure ended on a spectacularly bad note. On Oct. 4, 1911, he gave train robbery one more ometimes bizarre things shot when he learned that happen to bizarre peoa $400,000 payment to the ple. Osage Indian tribe was headOur subject spent 31 years ing his way. in failure until blundering to True to form, Elmer and his bloody demise. Yet it took his buddies stopped the a hit TV show to wrong train. They eventually bring got only $46 in him to his eternal cash, two jugs rest an incredible of whiskey and 66 years later. the conductor’s This is the story watch. of the strange afElmer rode off terlife of Elmer in frustration, McCurdy. holed up in a He was born on barn and drained MARK POWELL_ both jugs. He was New Year’s Day 1880 to an unwed History buff, humorist roaring drunk 17 year-old when a posse mother. She Got a story idea or a favorite found him. was never tale from history you'd like to A single sure who Ellearn more about? bullet ended mer’s father Write Mark Powell with his bumbling was. questions or suggestions at career. The boy But the grew into a end of Elmer troubled teen: McCurdy’s sullen, unruly, rebellious. life was just the beginning Then he discovered liquor, of his story. and things really went downThey took the body to a hill from there. funeral parlor in PawhusElmer learned the plumb- ka, Oklahoma, where the ing trade and drifted undertaker filled it with around the country in an a strong dose of arsenic, alcoholic stupor. He’d get a common practice when a job, lose it because of his weeks or months might pass drinking, move on and rebefore relatives claimed the peat the process. remains. In the early 1900s he But no one came for Elwound up working in southmer. To recover the money west Missouri’s lead mines, he’d spent on preserving the followed by a hitch in the ar- body, the undertaker decided my where Uncle Sam trained to turn Elmer into a moneyhim to use nitroglycerin in maker. Billing him as “The demolitions. (As you’ll soon Oklahoma Outlaw” and “The see, he didn’t quite master Embalmed Bandit,” people the art) paid a nickel to stare at the Back in civilian life, he embalmed man who found hooked up with several felout the hard way that crime low losers in Oklahoma and doesn’t pay. decided his plumbing, minIt was a lucrative giming and explosives experimick … until a man showed ence would make him the up five years later saying ideal criminal. he was Elmer’s brother. He He started out by trying wanted to take the body his hand at train robbery. El- to California for burial. So mer used too much nitro on the undertaker reluctantly a safe. It blew open all right; turned it over. but the blast was so strong But the “brother” was it incinerated the cash. The actually James Patterson, boys made off with only silowner of the Great Patver coins (some melted by terson Traveling Carnival the explosion). Shows. He'd heard what a



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popular attraction Elmer's corpse was and wanted it for his carnival. Patterson lugged it around the country, displaying it as “The Outlaw Who Wouldn’t Be Taken Alive.” From there it bounced from one freak show to another. It was briefly used as a display in movie theaters for the 1933 film “Narcotic!” It even found its way into a tourist trap near Mount Rushmore. Because the undertaker had used so much arsenic, Elmer's body became the Energizer Bunny of embalmed bodies: “It kept going and going ...” Over the decades, various owners mistakenly came to assume the body was a mannequin. In the 1960s, Elmer wound up in Long Beach, California, hanging from a rope in the Laff In The Dark funhouse. For years, thousands of visitors passed the body, thinking it was just another wax dummy. Until Hollywood came calling. In 1976, a TV crew was filming scenes for a “Six Million Dollar Man” episode inside the funhouse. A prop man knocked the figure over, breaking off an arm and exposing bone and muscle tissue. That’s when they called the police. An autopsy confirmed the mannequin was indeed a human body. After months of research, Elmer was finally identified, making national news on Dec. 11. Again, no relative claimed the body, so it was eventually turned over to a group called the Indian Territory Posse of Oklahoma Westerns and taken back to where Elmer's afterlife career began. On April 22, 1977, some 300 people watched as he was buried in the Boot Hill section of a Guthrie, Oklahoma, cemetery beside outlaw Bill Doolin’s grave. Elmer’s ineptness destined him to meet a bad end. When he was finally laid to rest they poured two feet of concrete on top of his coffin, just to be on the safe side. Elmer McCurdy won’t be going anywhere for a long, long time.

Elmer McCurdy was anything but successful as a bandit, but after his body was preserved with arsenic by an undertaker,

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New Life Chapel in the Wellness Center on the Heritage at Lowman campus, White Rock. Featuring the Duo “2” with Peter H. Bloom on the flute and Mary Jane Rupert on piano and harp. Reception to follow. (803) 451.7414. FREE HEALTH SCREENING: Feb. 20, 7:30-10 .am., St. John’s Lutheran Church Parish Building, St, John’s Church Road. Free LMC screenings include cholesterol/lipid profile, glucose, and blood pressure. Thyroid Profile $50 or Vitamin D Level for $50, cash or check only. Do not eat any food or drink any liquid except water for 12 hours prior. If you are on any type of medication, please take your medicine (except those medicines that must be taken with food) with water prior to your appointment. Must be 18 years of age or older. Call 892-2765 for an appointment. FREE FRIDAYS AT ZOO: Only in Jan. and Feb., residents of Richland and Lexington counties will receive free admission to Riverbanks Zoo every Friday. Provide a valid driver’s license, property tax statement or vehicle registration as proof of residency. Call 803-779-8717  for info. LES TALENT SHOW: Feb. 23, 6 p.m., Lexington Elementary, presented by third, fourth, and fifthgrade students. The LES Cats’ Choir and Band will also perform.   LEXINGTON MUSEUM GALA:

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plicating Factors; 4/9--Stuck; 4/23--Lessons of Grief Part 1; 4/30-Lesson of Grief Part 2; 5/7--Heaven; 5/21--What Do I Live for Now? We will not have GriefShare on Easter (4/16) or Mother’s Day (5/17). SQUARE DANCE LESSONS: Sun-

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County Toastmasters offers the way to learn and grow. 7:15 a.m. every Thursday except holidays, 2nd floor conference room, Lexington Medical Center, 811 W Main St, Lexington. For details, contact Leslie Slaughter at or 803-665-1256. Richland 2500 Toastmasters International meets 1 & 3 Thursday each month except holidays, 6:458:45 p.m., 3rd floor conference room, Irmo Medical Park Building 7033 St. Andrews Rd. RM 302. Contact: Donald Dills, 803-917-7726, Kalenna Ginyard, 803-873-5433.


MHC Board of Directors will meet Monday, Feb. 27 at 5:30 p.m. at 108 Palmetto Park Blvd., Ste. D. Residents of Lexington County are invited.


Hampton Camp 273 meets 3rd Thursday monthly, 6 p.m. Dinner, at Seawell’s Restaurant, 1125 Rosewood Drive, Columbia. Visit for more details.

Zinc May Shorte n Colds A new study sugges ts that high doses of zinc acetate lozenges (80 to 92 mg per day) ma y shorten the length of a cold by about 3 days compared to a place bo. The key factor in effectiveness is to begin taking the zinc as so on as any symptoms appe ar. Lozenges that rel ease zinc into the throat seemed to work be tter than tablets. Zinc can ha ve potential side eff ects, so it should not be tak en preventively or for longer than a week. Expe rts do not recomme nd zinc nasal sprays becaus e many have suffered loss of smell after using these. To be safe, ch eck with your doctor or pharm acist before using zin c.

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with 5K fitness run/walk at 8:15 a.m., 10K run at 8:20 a.m., 1 mile fun run at 8:25 a.m. at Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church, 5503 Sunset Blvd., Lexington. Registration begins 6:40 a.m. in the gym. Free food, sports drinks and water at start and finish areas. Awards ceremony 9:50 a.m. in the gym. RUN/WALK TO THE PLATE: A 5k event to benefit Brookland-Cayce HS Baseball Team Feb.18, at 9:30 a.m. Registration fee $25. Sign up at Register@www.strictlyrunning. com. NATURE TOUR: Dr. Rudy Mancke of NatureScene leads a leisurely tour of newly renovated park. Free, April 8, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Guignard Park in Cayce. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at park entrance at Knox Abbott and Axtel drives. Register by March 31 Info: Cayce City Hall 803-550-9520.


advance, $7 at the door, 12 and younger free. Includes Jr. Miss Panther Pageant. MR. GMS: Thursday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m. Gilbert Middle School Theater.


23–25, 7 p.m., River Bluff High.$8 students; $15 adults. Performed by RBHS Theatre Department.


Feb. 18, 7 p.m., Dutch Fork Choral Society presents “Be Our Guest!” concert at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 195 Amicks Ferry Road, Chapin. Broadway selections and other acts. $20/seat or $125/ table of 8 seats includes desserts, libations, raffles, singing and fun. Info: Jim Buck, (803)318-0488 or (803) 414-2222, or visit

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Lexington Police Department academy begins March 7, meeting Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m., for nine weeks at the police department. Gain a better understanding of the day-to-day operations and increase knowledge of law enforcement objective. Must be 18 or older, a resident or business owner in Lexington and pass a background check. Applications available at or call Corporal Cameron Mortenson, 803-3581504. GED CLASSES: Lexington School District One offers day and evening GED classes and free computer classes. Info: 803-821-2950.

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FOOD & FUN The Sandy Run Museum and Cultural Center hosts Edward C. Knight Memorial chili competition Mar. 4. Judging starts at 10:30 a.m., tasting from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., and awards at 1:30 p.m. Tasting tickets are $8 in advance and $10 the day of event. Register by Feb. 25 for a chance to win part of the $500 prize. 197 Old Sandy Run Rd., Gaston. Live music by Prettier than Matt and Randy Lucas. Call Snooky 917-1882 or Angie 429-8662. LET’S PARTY DINNER: Feb. 23, 6:15-8:30 p.m., Calvary Chapel’s Café, 1156 Barr Rd. Lexington., with event planner tips on hosting perfect parties and author and international speaker Tempe Brown. Cost $15. Send check to Cindy Walburn, 205 Baneberry Ln., Lexington SC 29073. Info: Cindy at 803-422-3054. SHUCKIN’ ON THE SHOALS: Saluda Shoals Foundation’s Oyster Roast fundraiser. Sunday, Feb. 26, 4-7 p.m. Saluda Shoals Park. $50 foundation members, $60 nonmembers. Oysters, hot chili, chicken bog, beer, wine, raffles and mystery prizes. For tickets visit TASTE OF LAKE MURRAY: Mar. 30, 6:30 p.m. Local bands Going Commando and Tokyo Joe performing live, 15 food vendors and 5 food trucks. Event is a fundraiser for Lake Murray’s Independence Day celebration. $60/person through Feb. 14, $65/person through day of event. Order tickets at, call 781-5940 ext. 0, or purchase at Lake Murray Country Visitor Center.



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