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  • Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Andrus recognized for academic achievement
Berkeley High School student Taylor Page Andrus has been recognized for her superior academic achievement by The National Society of High School Scholars.
NSHSS's Chairman Claes Nobel, a senior member of the famed family who established the Nobel Prizes, made the announcement.
"Taylor is now a member of a unique community of scholars, a community that represents our very best hope for the future,” Nobel said.
NSHSS recognizes high school level academic excellence, and encourages this national group of students to apply their unique talents for self-improvement and progress in the global community.
Night of Worship
Sandridge First Baptist Church  in  the Sandridge Community on Hwy. 176 will host a Night of Worship for Women featuring speaker Kristie Mills and a testimony by Sarah Steffenhagen beginning at 7 p.m. on March 1.
Kristie, a wife and mother, is also a singer, songwriter, and motivational speaker who has travelled full time in ministry, served as worship leader, as well as appeared on national and international TV. 
Visit www.nowwomen.org for more information.
Looking ahead, former Miss South Carolina Dawn Smith Jordan will be at Sandridge on April 1.
Bible Study
The jointly-held Bible Study at Spring Hill and Lebanon United Methodist churches will be held on March 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 6:30 p.m. The study is being taught by the Rev. Kenny Burr, and may last for additional sessions.
Hutchinson News
Ashley Deschamps and Tim Hutchinson, the grandson of Jackie and Tom Craven of Pineville, were married in December in downtown Charleston.
A veteran of the Air Force, Ashley has already served in China, Germany and Iraq. Tim, who has a band in the Charleston area, works at the GNC Health Foods on the Charleston Air Base. Ashley has been reassigned to England in March where she and Tim will reside during her service in England.
Kyle Hutchinson, also a grandson of Jackie and Tom Craven, is continuing his medical school training in Poland for the third year. He'll be visiting his father in Summerville this summer. His mother was the former
Tonya Craven.
Volleyball Fun
Calley Clarke of Summerville and her mother Debbie are busy with the traveling volleyball team while dad Chab is at home alone when he's not working.
The "Carolina Islanders" are a great source of exercise for a ninth grader, who is also an excellent student with straight A's
Historical Society
The next general meeting of the Berkeley County Historical Society will take place at 3:30 p.m. on March 10, at the Goose Creek City Hall on Hwy. 52.
Join the Society and invite a friend to join you.
The Heritage Center cordially invites members and guests to a special presentation at 2 p.m. on March 17 on the findings of the paranormal investigations conducted late last year at the Wampee House in Pinopolis. The presentation will be held in the old Whitesville Schoolhouse, headquarters of the BCHS.
Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday to Wilbur Cross (Feb. 22), and Sarah Stadnick  Lail,  Kathy Cross and Russ Singletary (Feb. 25).
Dot DeHay will celebrate a milestone birthday on Feb. 27. Dot continues to be one of our very active senior citizens.
For Mom
Lynn W. Thompson and her husband Phil, along with Michael Wiggins and his wife Lizann, and grandchildren Madeline, Jackson, Dalton and Carson honored their mother on her birthday, Feb. 20.
A fantastic steak dinner was served to friends and family at the younger Wiggins' home.
Nice Visit
Last week Ellison and Celeste Singletary visited Lake Moultrie Nursing Home to visit Harold Chestnut.
They were delightfully surprised to see two ladies whom they also knew, Mrs. Virginia Tucker and Mrs. Shippman, both of St. Stephen.
Day Trip
The Singletarys also traveled recently to Blenheim to visit the grave of Grandmother Hattie Harrington Rogers and drink a little of the famed "Blenheim Mineral Water" which is utilized for the Blenheim Ginger Ale. One never forgets a special grandmother or a memorable place from one's childhood.
While there, the Singletarys met two members of the McLaurin family from Fayetteville, NC who also have family here in Berkeley County. Charles McLaurin, Sr. and Charles Jr. had also traveled to visit with flowers to place upon relatives' graves.
On a personal note, we discovered that Charles Sr.'s mother, Mrs. Lucy McLaurin, had often been remembered and talked of with love by Julia R. Cross and her mother, as they recalled people including our grandfather John I. Rogers from Julia's childhood. Charles Sr. although younger than Julia, also remembered Julia and her mother Mrs. Rogers, the family we came to honor in our memories.

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