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Today's Features

  • By JERRY “SHUG” HAIGLER
    Progressive Journal Correspondent
    When Bob Moore was just a youngster growing up in Lilesville, N.C. and then Charlotte, he had a desire to work on planes. His dream was fulfilled when he joined the U.S. Air Force in July, 1965 and he made it his career that lasted more than 24 years.
    “After graduating from high school I volunteered for the Air Force,” Moore said. “My job for my entire military career was maintenance on planes. It was my job to make sure that the planes were air worthy.”

  • Here are the three spotlight candidates for adoption this week from Chesterfield County Animal Services.
    The adoption fee is $100 and includes all vetting procedures.  This includes: DAPP vaccine, bordattela/kennel cough vaccine, deworming, flea treatment, heartworm test for dogs over nine months old or FELV test for cats and kittens, rabies vaccine and a spay or neuter.

  • “I need 15 of these!”
    “They’re wonderful!”
    “Can I get a deal if I buy 10?”

    Surprised volunteers gathered in the office of HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster Director Elaine Adkins the morning of Thursday, Aug. 16, to see their cookbook for the first time.

    “HOPE for All Seasons,” which has been in production for more than two years, features 600-plus recipes from 92 food enthusiasts.

  • What a busy summer it’s been at the S.C. Department of Agriculture. Plus, it’s been a typical South Carolina summer, which can be unbearably hot, sometimes rainy, sometimes dry. We certainly feel sympathy for so many parts of the country that are absolutely parched.

  • Due to the death Larry Benton, the Pageland Garden Club’s long-standing landscaper, the Pageland Garden Club Sign Committee, comprised of members Gail Leaird, Elisabeth Youngblood and Catherine Williams, received bids from four local landscapers in the Pageland area to maintain the club’s four entrance signs into the Town of Pageland.  

  • The August Yard of the Month, presented by the Pageland Garden Club, goes
    to Donnie and Judy Sullivan of 212 South Hickory Street. Donnie gives all
    the landscaping credit to Judy. The yard is a beautiful blend of seasonal
    colors, evergreens, ground covers and stone. Various island beds outline
    the yard. To have something in bloom for the fall, Sweet Autumn Clematis
    and Lady Banks roses blanket the arbor, which leads to their immaculate
    backyard. Thank you Donnie and Judy for adding beauty to our wonderful
    town.

  • By MY VOKATY
    SC Press News Service
    It has been said that the first sign of getting old is a strong desire to relive the past. Apparently, I’m getting old. I’ve been remembering eating homemade ice cream, on the front porch with my grandfather.
    My grandfather was a master of homemade ice cream. The process started in the early afternoon. The custard would be mixed, the peaches peeled and added. Then the ice cream custard would retire to the “icebox” to chill. A quick trip to town for a bag of ice and it was time for the ritual.

  • Heat and drought have been mentioned in the news this week nearly as much as the 2012 Olympics.
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported Tuesday that July was the hottest month ever recorded in the lower 48 states, breaking a record set during the Dust Bowl in the 1930s. The average temperature last month was 77.6 degrees, which tops the record of 77.4 degrees set in July 1936. Records date back to 1895.