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  • Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Photo Provided Willie Gamble was chairperson of the reunion committee.

Quarters community enjoys reunion
The second Santee Hardwood Quarters Reunion was recently held at the
Willie Gamble American Legion Post 247 in St. Stephen. 
Former and present residents of the Quarters community located in the heart of St. Stephen enjoyed a fun weekend beginning on July 5 with a fish fry and ending with a banquet on July 6. 
Former residents came from as far as Indiana, Connecticut, Georgia, Ohio, and North Carolina. Of course many current local residents were also in attendance and everyone enjoyed the food, fun and fellowship! 
Members of the reunion committee included Venezula Ford, Leroy Wright, Willie L. Bulter and Willie Gamble, who served as chairperson.  Program participants included Diane Darby, Calvin R. Gerald, Robert Johnson and Gwendolyn Mazyck.
Residents from the Quarters have always experienced a special type of camaraderie and have always said that though their lives have taken them in many directions, their roots always bring them back home at some point and time to the Quarters.
Oasis Respite Care
OASIS continues to help those in need of respite care for loved ones suffering from early stage dementia or Alzheimer's in the upper Berkeley County area.  Call St. Stephen's Episcopal Church at 567-3419 if you or anyone you may know could use help.
Sumpter Free Health Clinic
The Sumpter Free Health Clinic is in need of volunteers to work at the Clinic on Wednesday mornings for three or four hours. No special skills are needed, but computer skills are helpful. If interested email ecarr267@aol.com.
Stuff the Bus Berkeley
The Berkeley County Library System needs your help to support Berkeley County children. 
Berkeley County Libraries are official drop-off locations for Stuff the Bus Berkeley, a community drive for school supplies. Bring by your donations through July 25.
NAMI Executive Director of Year
Congratulations to Bill Lindsey who has been named Executive Director of the Year by NAMI National! 
He was honored during NAMI National's annual conference in San Antonio, TX. 
To congratulate Bill on this well deserved recognition, he can be reached by email at bill.lindsey@namisc.org. If more information is needed, visit www.namisc.org.
Birthday Wishes
Happy Birthday to Claudette Knight, Betty Orvin, Alice Snyder, Darrel Wadford and Patricia Ward.
Prayers and Get Well
Take time out of your busy day to pray for and to offer best wishes to Elma Atkins, David Ayers and family, Metro Borop, Ruth Brassell, Virginia Butcher, Frank Conrad, Patsy Daniels, Janet Davidson, Sandy Faber, Wayne Gamble, Claudia Guerry, Dorothy Harris, Louise Harris, Sharee Holcomb, Gail Humbert, Lonnie Kessler, Laverne Krivohlavek, Earline Brown-May, Louise McMakin, Betty Rich Morris, Jane Player, Louise Rich, Dick Robson, Peggy Schipmann, Thelma Schurlknight, Flint Swasand, Margaret Thronberry, Ginny Tucker, Ray Wadford, Billy Weatherford, Mae Welch, Norma Winn and for any unspoken prayers needed.
Bless our troops and their families, for the selfless acts they perform for us.  Keep in prayer Gov. Haley and family, all Veterans, SC Masons, SC Order of the Eastern Star, Rainbow families, and our school system.
Have a blessed week!  If you have news to share, contact Betty Delk at bwdelk@tds.net before Noon on Wednesdays, the week before all scheduled events.  Mail items to 195 Crest Lane, St. Stephen,SC 29479; or call 567-4370.

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