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from the EDITOR Hooray, spring is here! Coinciding with the beginning of spring, we have the start of baseball season. Each year, youth, high school, college, and the professionals gear up with the hopes and dreams of winning a championship. My youngest son, Noah, 10, moves up to his second year of minors. He has aspirations of playing in the infield and helping lead his Larry Hutto State Farm teammates to the playoffs. Noah loves baseball, whether playing or practicing on the field, playing baseball games on the computer, or watching baseball on TV. We are Pittsburgh Pirates fans and unfortunately, during this off-season, they traded Andrew McCutchen who was their star player and the face of the franchise for the past nine years. “Cutch” brought respectability to a franchise that was terrible for the two decades before he made his debut in 2009. See, Andrew McCutchen is 31 years old, which is “ancient” by professional baseball standards, so the Pirates traded him to the San Francisco Giants. Cutch was Noah’s favorite player and tears rolled down his cheeks when I told him the unfortunate news. He sobbed and he was angry. I was too. I feel the Pirates let Andrew McCutchen down. He was cast away after giving his heart and soul to the Pirates for more than a decade, only to be shipped cross country like a FedEx package. In late November, Andrew McCutchen had his firstborn son and named him Steel. It makes me smile to think about all the joys they will experience together as father and son. I hugged Noah extra tight when I tucked him into bed that night. He asked if he could get an Andrew McCutchen Giants jersey. I said absolutely and told him I was going to get one too. He smiled and my heart was filled with joy. Baseball is great, but fatherhood is way better! Have a Happy Easter and thanks for reading.

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Events March-April Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10 Body & Movement Explored CMFA Arts Space, 914 Pulaski St. Columbia, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Body & Movement Explored is a unique performance showcasing the works of Columbia City Ballet dancers and other local choreographers who have created a unique mixed repertoire of works never seen before by any audience. Purchase tickets at brownpapertickets.com/event/3076492. Contact 803-771-6303 for more information. Friday, March 9 – Sunday, March 11 Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show SC State Fairgrounds, 1200 Rosewood Dr., Columbia, Times Vary The 52nd annual, locally-produced show features over 250 exhibitors in three buildings and outdoor areas, seminars on a variety of subjects, activities for kids and much more. Fair style food and beer for sale each day of the show. Tickets/$5 at the gate. Kids under 14 are free. biaofcentralsc.com for more information. Saturday, March 24 Cleopatra Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene St., Columbia, 1:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. The Queen of the Nile sails into the Koger Center in a ballet conceived and choreographed by William Starrett. A spellbinding musical score and scenic concepts transform the stage into the sumptuousness and grandeur of ancient Egypt and Rome. Tickets/$25-$48. 803.799.7605 for more information.

Saturday, March 24 Coldwell Banker’s Dancing with the Stars Harbison Theatre MTC, 7300 College St., Irmo, 6:30 – 10 p.m. Charity event to benefit the Epworth Children’s Home, featuring Coldwell Banker agents as dancers. WIS’s Dawndy Mercer Plank is MC. Doors open at 6:30; event is from 7-10 p.m. Tickets/$35. Purchase votes, sponsor event, or donate at events.org/CBDancers/ cPage.aspx?e=110834. Contact PJ for more information at 803-414-5789 or ptompkins@ cbcarolinas.com. Thursday, March 29 Taste of Lake Murray 2018 Doubletree by Hilton, 2100 Bush River Rd., Columbia, 6:30 p.m. With a purchased ticket, guests receive food, drinks, and live entertainment from local bands “Men of Distinction” and “Tokyo Joe.” Tickets/$65. All proceeds go towards supporting the fireworks held on Lake Murray every 4th of July. Sunday, April 29 LMSO’s Concertos & Cupcakes Harbison Theatre MTC, 7300 College St., Irmo, 3:30 p.m. LMSO presents their annual Concertos & Cupcakes concert featuring the winners of the 2018 Young Artist Competition. Concert includes Mozart’s Magic Flute Overture, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Russian Easter Overture, and the Emperor Waltzes by Strauss. Come for the music, but stay for the fabulous cupcake reception.

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Irmo–Chapin LEADER by Katie Gantt

Ann Scott O’Brian Ann Scott O’Brian was born in Columbia and has lived here all her life, excluding her four years at Lander University in Greenwood, where she majored in communications and minored in public relations. During her time at Lander, she attended the College Broadcasters, Inc. conference in Minnesota, where she won the national first place award in the Best Documentary/Public Affairs category. She graduated from Lander with the “Golden L,” meaning she earned a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 in her last sixty hours of instruction through the university. After graduation and a year of searching for the right job, Ann decided to create her own destiny and started her marketing business, Optimization Marketing, LLC. Her company will reach its first birthday in April of 2018. “Business is going well,” she says. Ann became interested in the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) when she met another business owner who wanted to open a local chapter of the association. In October, they put plans into motion and formed their group, Pearls of Success, with the ABWA. So far they have approximately twenty members with a goal of at least thirty members, if not more, so that they can officially charter with the national association. In addition to seeking members to join their chapter they also have a need for speakers at their meetings and volunteer opportunities that they can assist with. “We are ready, willing, and able to share our jewel and our success with everyone else,” Ann says. She shares that the purpose of the ABWA is to bring business women of diverse occupations together to help them grow personally and professionally utilizing these four tactics: leadership, education, networking support, and national recognition. Ann’s parents live in Columbia and she has an older brother who lives in Greer with his wife. In her free time, she enjoys monogramming and spending time at her family’s blueberry farm. Their farm is in Eastover, where they go every summer and work to get the crop ready. The farm is home to approximately 200 blueberry bushes and Ann classifies it as a “labor of love” for her and her family. “The name of the farm is ‘O’B Joyful Farm.’ In the Bible, it talks about being joyful, making a joyful noise towards the Lord and others. That’s what our farm is about and it’s dedicated to the Lord.” n

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When considering style and engine size for your boat, you also want to think about where you’ll be using it the most. as color and seating arrangement. Many boat dealers will have only one or two varied brands of engine that their boats come equipped with. This may be a decision made by the dealership or by the boat manufacturer itself. For example, Yamaha boats are equipped with Yamaha engines exclusively, whereas Harris Pontoons can be equipped with Mercury or Honda outboard motors depending on what dealer you’re working with. So, if you have a preference on engine manufacturer, be sure to check with your local dealer and make sure the boat you’re considering can be equipped with your preferred engine. When considering style and engine size for your boat, you also want to think about where you’ll be using it the most. Your environment is going to weigh heavily on what size boat you’re going to need

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County alone, and they all carry varied brands of boats, so this can be done on a relatively local level. Once you locate which dealers stock a product that meets the criteria you have set thus far, it’s time to start paying these dealers a visit. The best way to compare these types of products is to see them in person. You’ll want to get in the boat to get a feel for how much space you’ll have, feel how comfortable the seats are throughout, experience what type of amenities the boat includes such as location of radio controls for ease of use, how much shade the Bimini top/ tower provides, sound-system quality, floorplan options, and whatever other details are important to you and your family. Most dealerships have weekend hours, so that is a great opportunity to take the family out to see firsthand what really catches your attention. Of course, another option to consider when shopping for your perfect boat is whether to buy new or pre-owned. When shopping pre-owned, all the previous factors you’ve been considering are still top priority. Just because you aren’t buying brand-new off the lot does not mean you have to give up size, style, and performance. There are plenty of certified pre-owned dealers out there, just like in the auto industry. Keep in mind, however, when shopping for pre-owned boats that an older boat with low hours is typically a red flag. Boats need to be taken out and used regularly to maintain good condition, so a 10-year-old boat with only 100 hours is a valid reason to question the condition of the motor. The average boater will put approximately 50– 100 hours per year on an engine, and the maintenance schedule varies among manufacturers. Using these numbers as a guide, this is just something to keep in mind, but it is always a good idea to consult with a certified professional to get his or her opinion regarding a particular boat and its quality. As another beautiful season on Lake Murray is right around the corner, best of luck in searching for your new boat. Use these tips as a guide for figuring out where to begin and do as much research as possible before meeting with a dealer. It’s never too late to buy your dream boat. We look forward to seeing you out on the water this season. n Happy boating! 18 | IRMO CHAPIN LIFE | MARCH/APRIL 2018

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The Chapin Eagles will be looking to extend their time in the playoffs this year, according to head coach Billy McLeoud. “We tied for the region title with A.C. Flora last year but lost in the first round of the playoffs,” he says. “Some of our better players from last year are now 10th graders, and we’ll be starting four or five of them; that gives us a good chance to make a better run in the playoffs.” Chief among those returning starters is pitcher Cade Austin, a USC commitment already in the 10th grade. Also on the pitching staff as 10th graders are William Privette and Dante Chirico. “We’ll also have senior Luke Jacobs, who moved here this year, with Matthew Becker coming in as a freshman, that’s giving us seven or eight really good arms overall,” McLeoud says. The infield will be anchored by shortstop Chris Veach; with Kareem Bowers at third, senior Reece Rutherford at second, and senior Braiden Short at first as well as designated hitter; Tanner Steffey at catcher is considered one of the best in the state. Head to the outfield, and they’ll have Nick Price in center and Tyler Teal in right. “We have a lot of talent but they’re young, mostly underclassmen,” McLeoud says. “We had a good year last season with them

as freshmen, and they have progressed in fall practice to become bigger and stronger.” The young team bodes well for its future, with only one pitcher graduating after this season. With added experience on the field, McLeoud foresees a more productive season. “The past couple of years, we had the pitching but played more defense because we needed to manufacture runs,” he says. “Our offense will swing it pretty good this year, taking pressure off the pitchers by hitting the ball better.” “Baseball at the high school level boils down to the fundamentals,” McLeoud says. “We’re going to teach the game, but, more importantly, we’re concerned with making our players better people,” he says. “I’ve only had two major leaguers that I’ve coached in 36 years; my goal isn’t to get them there but to get them to be better husbands, fathers, and instill discipline and teamwork in their character.” n

YELLOW JACKETS The Irmo Yellow Jackets start the 2018 season with a new coach, but not a new face, in charge. Bruce White has been a volunteer coach at Irmo for the past seven years and won a state title in Little League with an Irmo-based team. For the past two seasons, he served as varsity pitching coach, so when the head position came open he was a natural fit to try to get the team back on a winning track. “We’ve not done well the last few years, but we are in a developmental and building stage right now,” Coach White says. “We’ll continue to field a young team, but this year for the first time in a

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“We’ll have to pitch well and play great defense so we can win those one-run ball games we lost last year.” Coach Bruce White

while we have a good group of starters returning, with seven back. That gives us more options and abilities on the field.” Those options include juniors Isaiah Cantey and Luke Winslow in the middle of the batting lineup to provide some offensive firepower alongside seniors Jamie Karl, Mason Lassiter, Joe Law, and C. J. Shiver. On the defensive front, look for Aaron White (a junior and Winthrop commitment) and Trent Poly to do a lot of pitching; add Robert Wise, Tyler Ruff, and Lawson Lacumba out of the bullpen with Brendan Douglas and the mound should be well taken care of. “We’ll be a situational team with some timely hitting needed,” White says. “We’ll have to move runners by using some hit and run and be more aggressive by putting pressure on opposing defenses. The difference between this season and last may come down to single runs,” he adds. “We’ll have to pitch well and play great defense so we can win those one-run ball games we lost last year.” White’s goals are always to win district and make the playoffs, and this year he’s drilling the team on three things, he says. “Effort, attitude, and energy, those are our three buzzwords for the season,” White says. “We have to be disciplined in our approach but still be able to let it loose and have some fun. I’m turning it over to the team this year to get better in everything that we do.” n

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SILVER FOXES Baseball is a team game, even more so than many other sports, and Dutch Fork Silver Foxes head coach Casey Waites is determined to ingrain that mentality in his players and his coaching staff this season, after finishing last year by bowing out in the Lower State game to River Bluff. “We have focused in the off-season by putting our team ahead of individual goals; if we play well as a team individual success will follow,” he says. “We believe that each member of our team will contribute at some point during the season.” The Silver Foxes have some future college talent among the roster this year, including catcher Kyle Ecton, a Spartanburg Methodist commitment; Noah Jackson, a Citadel commitment; and Ty Olenchuk, a Clemson commitment. Other starters returning for 2018 include senior pitcher Jack Samonsky, junior Bryan Helms at first base, junior Crosby Jones at shortstop, and junior outfielder Hugh Ryan.

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“Our sum is greater than our parts, meaning we are all needed for us to make a run into the playoffs, and we’ll be focusing on our team rather than individual success – our players have bought into this belief as well.” Coach Casey Waites

Waites points out that these players are just part of the overall team effort he expects. “Our sum is greater than our parts, meaning we are all needed for us to make a run into the playoffs, and we’ll be focusing on our team rather than individual success – our players have bought into this belief as well.” Dutch Fork is a solid, fundamental team that relies on the basics, according to Waites. “We believe in pitching to contact and playing fundamental defense; we want to get in the dugout to hit,” he says. “We want to be aggressive on offense to put pressure on our opponents, but pitching and defense will be what we will hang our hat on each game.” It’s that team mentality on and off the field that sets this group apart, Waites says. “I want to contribute to the future success of each of our young men,” he says. “We have very talented baseball players and fine young men who value academics and serving our community as well as playing winning baseball, and we believe that hard work and focus will allow us to achieve greatness.” n

Ben n o p p Li FALCONS Ben Lippen will field the other new head coach in the area this season, with the addition of Brian Larsen for 2018. Coach Larsen has worked in high school baseball for the past 20 years, the last six at Northside Christian Academy in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he won a state championship in 2016. He’s looking to bring that winning attitude and tradition with him to Ben Lippen, he says. “My goal for this team is to show up to work each day with a ‘get after it’ mentality, for the players to love on their teammates, have others see the Lord working in our players and have a commitment to being great,” Larsen says. “We want to compete for that state championship every year, but at the same time our coaching staff wants it to be about a lot more than just winning championships.” He’ll have some experience in the lineup to help with that winning. Senior Nat Turner, a Citadel commitment, will be the team’s number one pitcher, and senior Lee Metts behind the plate gives them a solid catcher. “Lee has a tremendous skill set and is a tireless worker who we will count on to lead this team,” Larsen says. Add seniors Garrett Summers and Ryan Ashe (a Toccoa Falls Junior College commitment) along with junior outfielder Benjamin Satcher, junior Eli Johnson, and sophomore infielder Tripp Williams, and Larsen says they’ll be going after opposing teams on both sides of the ball. “We’ll play an aggressive style of baseball, put runners in motion and apply as much pressure as possible, but we will also be able to generate some offense with guys who can really drive the ball.” n

“My goal for this team is to show up to work each day with a ‘get after it’ mentality.” Coach Brian Larsen

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I dug a hole in my flower garden at Thursday’s first light. I piled the good, soft dirt to one side. The earthworms which transform all things into life wriggled in the sun. I remembered when a woman in town asked if I wanted a dog. I’d been thinking about getting one. “Her mom was a Jack Russell and her dad was a yellow Lab.” She went to her car and returned with a little khaki-colored puppy. “She ought to be a good dog.” I cradled the little pup and rubbed her tummy. She looked at me and stuck her tongue out. Her little brown eyes twinkled and she burrowed the side of her face against my chest. “I reckon so.”

When we got home, I put the tiny little khaki-colored puppy who would fit in my boot down on the ground. She wagged her tail. I said: “Sit.” She sat right down. “You’re already a good dog.” Daddy told me: “Son, walk a new puppy around your property line three times. Keep telling him ‘this is the line, this is the line, good dog.’ If you do that, he will always know what to do.” I remembered that first walk as I piled the flower-garden hole’s hard clay in a separate pile. I was no longer chilly with the morning now. And I remembered walking the little pup around the line. I was searching for an easily-hollered, short, snappy name. The little khaki-colored pup was tired. I stopped and said “Sit.” She sat right down. I tested by hollering: “Khaki!” It was perfect. I whistled low and looked her in the eye. “Good dog, Khaki, good dog.” She liked her name, and we finished our three laps. After I finished the hole, I took Khaki to my shop in town. She loved to ride. We walked slowly around the shop yard. Khaki watched intentDavid Clark writes and ly with her graying ears works in Cochran, GA. pricked up tall when a Connect with him at cw.w4trj@gmail.com. train came by. I gave her half a piece of sausage. Her tail wagged and she enjoyed every bite. We resumed our short walk around the yard, but she stopped after ten steps. Her tailed still wagged, but the Mighty Khaki was tired. I carried her to the truck and Christine drove us out to Doc John’s. Khaki couldn’t stand on the exam table. Doc John looked at me close and put his hand on my arm. I could not speak. I nodded, and two seconds later Khaki was sitting on Heaven’s Back Porch giving Daddy a full report about all we’d done together for the last four thousand-odd days. I gently placed the soft, good dirt over her. I packed the clay tight on top, and covered it with old bricks. The hole was filled now and mounded over. Now the flower-garden hole was full. Another hole opened deep down in my old, hard clay. I whispered out: “Good Dog, Khaki, good dog.” And I cried like I hadn’t cried in a long, long time. n

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An Easter Feast Baked Kale Chips Ingredients 1 bunch kale 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon seasoned salt Directions Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a non-insulated cookie sheet with parchment paper. With a knife or kitchen shears carefully remove the leaves from the thick stems and tear into bite size pieces. Wash and thoroughly dry kale with a salad spinner. Drizzle kale with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoning salt. Bake until the edges brown but are not burnt, 10 to 15 minutes. Merlot Chicken Ingredients 2 to 3 Pounds chicken breast cutlets (boneless, skinless) 3 Cups of sliced fresh mushrooms 1 Onion (large/chopped) 2 Cloves garlic, minced ¾ Cup of chicken broth 1 (6 Ounce) can tomato paste ¼ Cup dry red wine (Merlot) 2 Tablespoon quick-cooking tapioca 2 Tablespoon of basil 2 Tablespoon of sugar ¼ Tablespoon of salt ¼ Tablespoon pepper 2 Tablespoon Parmesan (shredded) Directions Rinse chicken; set aside In the slow cooker, place mushrooms, onions and garlic. Place chicken breast cutlets on top of the vegetables. In a bowl, combine broth, tomato paste, wine, tapioca, basil, sugar, salt and pepper. Pour over all chicken breast cutlets, and vegetables. Cover; cook on Low for 7 to 8 hours or on High for 3 to 4 hours. To serve, you can add noodles to place chicken on (or plain) and top with Parmesan cheese. Old Fashioned Bread Pudding Ingredients 2 cups milk ¼ cup butter or margarine 2 eggs, slightly beaten ½ cup sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon or nutmeg ¼ teaspoon salt 6 cups soft bread cubes (about 6 slices bread) ½ cup raisins, if desired Whipping (heavy) cream, if desired Directions Heat oven to 350ºF. In 2-quart saucepan, heat milk and butter over medium heat until butter is melted and milk is hot. In large bowl, mix eggs, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Stir in bread cubes and raisins. Stir in milk mixture. Pour into ungreased deep round pan. Bake uncovered 40 to 45 minutes or until knife inserted 1 inch from edge comes out clean. Serve warm with whipping cream. 30 | IRMO CHAPIN LIFE | MARCH/APRIL 2018

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