Reed---COUPLE-PORTRAIT-150dpiRosemary and Charlie Reed celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, December 29, 2009, at the home of their daughter, Dianne Dennis, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The celebration was attended by family and friends.

An earlier celebration took place on June 27, 2009, at the home of their daughter, Charlene Cox, of Taylors, South Carolina. This surprise party was given by their daughters and their eight grandchildren (Malaine and Andy Kantra and daughter Grace,

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SCV-Officers

From left: Dean Allen, Adjutant; Patrick O’Shields, Assistant Adjutant; David Wright, 2nd Lt. Commander; Larry Waddell, 1st Lt. Commander; Mark Evans, Chaplain; and Jim Bouchillon, Commander administering the oath of office.

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Celebration Launched at Upstate History Museum

BoyScouts---LeadersChicago publisher William Boyce founded the Boy Scouts of America on February 8, 1910. The local celebration of the 100th birthday of the Boy Scouts was launched in Upstate, South Carolina, at the Upstate History museum in Greenville, January 9 and 10 with a visit of national Boy Scout leaders and display of two of Norman Rockwell’s famous paintings honoring the service of scouts.

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Baron_with_pot_452-2_gramsOfficer Widmer's K-9 partner, Baron, posing with his latest find.  Officer Widmer conducted a traffic stop because he had information that the vehicle was bringing a pound of marijuana into our city to sell. Baron alerted on the vehicle and he located the marijuana in the trunk.

Officer Widmer then arrested the car's two occupants, one of whom also had several controlled pills in his possession. That suspect is also wanted by an agency in Virginia and they stated that they will come and get him. The female suspect gave consent to search her residence in Pickens County. Officer Widmer assisted the Pickens County Sheriff's Office in the search and they seized three more pounds of marijuana.

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Seventh Grader at Blue Ridge Middle Riding since Age 4

The National High School Rodeo Association Wrangler Division, the newest junior high school rodeo program in America has appointed Leah Hunter, daughter of Rock and Jenny Hunter of Greer and a seventh grader at Blue Ridge Middle School, to the NHSRA Wrangler Division All Star Rodeo Team.

The Wrangler Division All-Star Rodeo Team is fashioned after Wrangler’s Champion Pro Rodeo Team.

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Sales of VARSITY’s Bible In Stories Leads to Summer Success for Students

Vacations, internships, making money, and ministry in the summer are areas that concern college students. I happen to be one of those college students. About two years ago I decided to chase my dream of going to graduate school. My first question was typical, How am I going to pay for college? My dad pastored a small church, and I was pretty broke. The stories are countless of college students who are unable to return to school or drowning in debt upon graduation, and I did not want to be one of those stories.

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Farron Hancox and Lisa Price presented awards during the "I'll Be Home for Christmas" Banquet at Wisdom in Living Life Training Center. ~ Photo by Bob Dill
A catered dinner and a variety of deserts, including the favorite banana pudding, were followed by a parade of individuals freed from addiction after training by the Wisdom in Living Life Ministry. They rejoiced in telling their experiences that included rising from addiction to illegal drugs, prescription drugs, alcohol and pornography and beginning a new life, never again returning to the life of drugs, crime and broken families.

They were attending the annual “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” banquet at the Wisdom in Living Life Ministry Training Center located at 12408 A Old White Horse Rd., in Travelers Rest, South Carolina.

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