Cross Currents

  • Tuesday, July 31, 2012

CHS parenting seminar set for Aug. 18 The Cross High School Annual Parenting Seminar will take place from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug.18, the CHS Junior ROTC announced. The event will be facilitated by MSG Bobby J. Matthews and Mrs. Lynette Francis, lab assistant of the JROTC Department. Call 899-8900, ext. 2203 for more information. A light lunch will be served, and all parents who complete the seminar will receive a certificate. Parents, get involved in your child’s education because you care, and because it pays off to be involved! Call today to reserve your spot.
News from Friends Some of our western friends recently took an intergenerational family vacation. Richard DeHay and his wife Patty of Oklahoma just returned home after traveling with their children Erin and Zeke, their three children, Kelly and Brian and their three children on an extended trip to many landmarks of our great country. With five grandchildren and six adults, the tour group visited many stops including Mt.   Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park, and places in Wyoming. Zeke and nine-year-old Gabe had a blast with the bungie jumping! The group also made time for a quick stop off in Denver where Kelly’s maid of honor Julie lives. Old friends of Richard’s and Patty’s here in South Carolina always love to hear what the western DeHays are doing with their six grandchildren, which does include a set of twins, the only granddaughter and her brother.
Nice Trip  Lynn DeHay, her daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and Rufus Prince, and their sons Ryan, Logan and Carson, traveled to Canada in July to visit with relatives.  On the way, they stopped in Niagara Falls and rode the Maid of the Mist as close to the falls as you can get. Rufus and the boys took the walk behind the falls, but Lynn and Dawn opted to enjoy the beautiful gardens for which Niagara is known.  In Canada, they attended the Embro Highland Games, which have been a part of the community for about 150 years and is an annual event in the small village where Lynn spent her early childhood years.  The games featured traditional Scottish games and dances as well as the pipe bands.  The boys enjoyed the Ontario Heavy Events Championship which included the stone put, saber toss and the hammer throw, as well as tug-of-war contests and watching sheep dogs in action and sheep shearing contests. On their return trip through the U.S., the group went to Hershey, PA and spent a day visiting Hershey Park and toured the Hershey Center where the history of Hershey chocolates is given.  From there, they traveled over to tour the Crayola Factory in Easton and then on down to East Greenville, PA, where they visited with more relatives, Debbie and Jim Slack and their daughters Beth and Jamie and their families.  Debbie has ties to Berkeley County since she is the daughter of Patricia Garner Martin and the late Jimmy Owen, whose family was from Cross.
Special Party Paige Dallas, granddaughter of Alma Benton, celebrated her birthday with a swimming pool party at the home of Dot Clarke. Paige and everyone present had a ball! It was perfect weather for nothing else but a pool party. Congratulations, Paige!
Beach Week Connie and O’Dell Shuler with their family were sunning and enjoying the surf at Myrtle Beach last week. Camping in their campers along with Connie and O’Dell were Art and Dana Shuler, their two sons Brandt and Jay, and RaeBeth Fultz. Lauren Austin came over after work as often as possible. 
Get Well Those known to be ill or hospitalized include: Sue Martin is recuperating at home following surgery; Phillip Byrd had surgery last week; Mrs. Della Ann Hunter is recuperating at home and doing quite well; Brenda Frank is making progress in rehab according to her husband; and Frances Huntley is extremely well following her miraculous recovering of quadrupal heart surgery, a pacemaker, a blood clot, as well as a broken hip.
Friends Visit Frances Huntley recently spent three days with her friend Dot DeHay on DeHayville Road. During this time the two attended the Lunch Bunch on the third Wednesday of July at Friendship. Everyone was delighted to see and visit with Frances after her many hospitalizations and recuperations.
Happy Birthday Happy ninth birthday to young Tyler, grandson of G.H. and M.A. Cross of Valdosta, GA. Tyler has many relatives in Berkeley County.
Sympathy Sympathy is extended to the family of Mrs. Helen Williams. Her husband, Doctor Williams, was the first vet in Berkeley County.    

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