St. Stephen View

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Volunteers needed for river cleaning
Volunteers needed to help Friends of Berkeley Blueways clear and develop a water trail on the South Fork of the Edisto River. 
The Bamberg County Chamber of Commerce is interested in working with individuals and groups interested in promoting the recreational uses of the portion of the Edisto River that forms the Berkeley County border with Orangeburg County. The Chamber believes the South Fork of the Edisto River can be a popular destination for paddlers.
Before canoe and kayakers can enjoy this amazing river, volunteers are needed to help clear the river of limbs and trees that are blocking the paddler’s ability to navigate our stretch of the Edisto.
Ultimately, 35 miles of river from Claude’s Landing all the way to Zig Zag Landing will need to be cleared. The first phase is to clear the 7-mile section between Bobcat Landing on U.S. 301 and Brabham Landing on Cannon Bridge Road.
To introduce the canoe and kayak enthusiast to the Berkeley County stretch of the Edisto, a couple of events are being planned on the river after the clearing of this first section is completed.
On Saturday, Oct. 26 the first Canoe and Kayak race from Bobcat Landing to Brabham Landing is planned.
Visit the chamber’s Facebook page for more information on the race and cleanup.
Blood Drive
MSG Bobby J. Matthews of the Cross High School JROTC Department will facilitate the second annual community wide blood drive at the St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church on Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The church is located at 272 Hwy. 45 in St. Stephen.
Call MSG Matthews at 899-8900, ext. 2203 for more information. All telephone messages will be returned.
Harristown Full Gospel Holiness Church, 2211 Harristown Road in St. Stephen, will be hosting an annual Homecoming Revival Services at 7:30 p.m. nightly Sept. 22 - Sept. 28. 
A special ending service will be on Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. with The Pierce Choir.  A dinner will be served after the service and singing is over.  Everybody invited to attend.  Come celebrate as the Lord touches every heart and soul. 
If more information is needed, contact Pastor Donald Gaskins at 567-3837 or the church at 567-2951. 
Harristown Full Gospel Holiness Church is located just around the curve from Timberland High School going in the direction of St. Stephen on Harristown Road from Macedonia.
Birthday Wishes
Happy Birthday to Weston Haley, Cathy Ollic, Sadie Simmons, Frankie Shearer, Ava Thomas and Madeline Wrenn.
Prayers and Get Well
Take time out of your busy day to pray for and to offer best wishes to Leslie Alise, Elma Atkins, David Ayers and family, Metro Borop, Ruth Brassell, Jason Buchanan, Virginia Butcher, Angelia Butler, Frank Conrad, Tywana Croker, Sharon and Gaye Cross, Patsy Daniels, Janet Davidson, Sandy Faber, Wayne Gamble, Claudia Guerry, Darrell Harris, Dorothy Harris, Louise Harris, Beth Hodge, Sharee Holcomb, Gail Humbert, Lonnie Kessler, Laverne Krivohlavek, Russ Mabe, Donna Manning, Earline Brown-May, Mark McGue, Louise McMakin, Kary “Hollywood” Mitchum and family, Betty Rich Morris, Joseph Pallozola, Louise Rich, Dick Robson, Peggy Schipmann, Brandon Schaner, Robin Schriver, Thelma Schurlknight, Travis Steal, Flint Swasand, Julie Sweeny, Ginny Tucker, Billy Weatherford, Mae Welch, Norma Winn and for any unspoken prayers needed.
Pray for our troops (land, air and sea) in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Iraq, and all around the world, for them to be protected as they protect us.  Keep in prayer Gov. Haley and her family, all Veterans, SC Masons, SC Order of the Eastern Star, Rainbow families, and our school system in Berkeley County.
Heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of Edward “Slick” Crawford.
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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