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                                                  A Sport of Sisterhood
                                                                                Michelle Jackson, Publisher/Editor
    Most South Carolinians may have heard of                                                                                                                      has been in South Carolina since November
roller derby, but most probably don’t under-                                                                                                                      2001. “When I found out about the Colum-
stand the depth of the sport or the realms of                                                                                                                     bia QuadSquad, it worked perfect for me,”
the ladies that make up the teams. And most                                                                                                                       LaTonya said. “My mom wasn’t too happy at
might not even know there are two local                                                                                                                           first when she found out I was on the team,
roller derby teams right here in the Midlands:                                                                                                                    but this team has given me more than just
The Columbia QuadSquad and The Richland                                                                                                                           an outlet to participate in a sport: they have
County Regulators. Members of the Colum-                                                                                                                          given me a sisterhood- a family I know I can
bia QuadSquad shared some insight with The                                                                                                                        count on. I mean, if someone was trying
Blythewood Leader.                                                                                                                                                to break into my home, I could call one of
    According to Melissa Engle, (the first new                                                                                                                    them and seven of them would show up on
girl of the team when it started in 2007),                                                                                                                        my doorsteps. That’s just how close we are.”
roller derby is more than just a physical sport;                                                                                                                     Selena Stevens (Star Berst) is a resident
it’s a bonding experience. “When you join the                                                                                                                     of Blythewood, and she joined the team in
team,” Melissa said, “you create a name for                                                                                                                       February of 2009. “My cousin took me roller
yourself and add it to the International Roller                                                                                                                   skating in Lexington one day,” Selena said,
Derby register (no one else can use it). For in-                                                                                                                  “and the manager of the rink began talking
stance, my Roller Derby name is ‘Mel Anoma.’                                                                                                                      to me about roller derby. I had been search-
Choosing a different name allows us to step                                                                                                                       ing for a sport to become involved in, but
into a different persona. It gives us a chance                                                                                                                    there really isn’t much out there for adult
to step outside of our daily lives and become               Left to right: LaTonya Jones (LaTFnDah), Selena Stevens (Star Berst),                                 females. Roller derby keeps me active and
something else; to come together as a team                   Vivianna Izaguirre (Knox-u-dizzy), and Melissa Engle (Mel Anoma).                                    always gives me a productive means to fill
no matter what our differences are in the real                                                                                                                    my spare time.”
world.                                                                 military, and it’s just me and my dogs living here. I don’t have any   Melissa Engle moved to South Carolina in 2001 from Hershey,
    “Roller derby is sort of like football,” Melissa continued. “There family here, and when my friend, LaTonya, told me about roller Pennsylvania. “I moved here to go to school,” she said. “I joined the
are five players from each team on the rink. Four of the players are derby, I wanted to get involved. I joined the team in May of 2010, team in May of 2007, just a few short months after the team had
called blockers, and they form a pack. The fifth player is a jammer, and am so glad I did. The other team members have become my formed. In our first meeting, there were only ten girls that showed
and her goal is to get through the pack. When a jammer scores she family here.”                                                             up, and only about five of them knew how to skate. I am proud
gets one point for each member of the opposing team she legally           LaTonya Jones, (LaTFnDah) is originally a former Magnolia girl to say I was there when the foundation was laid for the Columbia
passes, so it is possible for a jammer to score up to 5 points each from Ole Miss University in Mississippi. “I was brought up as a QuadSquad. I served as the secretary on the first board, and have
time she goes through the pack. There are legal and illegal hitting daughter of a prominent Southern Baptist preacher,” LaTonya said. been involved with the business end as well as participating as a
techniques, and penalties are enforced for illegal hitting.”           “I was taught the proper speech and etiquette of a true Southern team member. Roller derby has taught me a great deal, and it gave
    Vivianna Izaguirre, LaTonya Jones, and Selena Stevens are three girl. Growing up, I had to negotiate with my parents in order to par- me a sense of community after college. I’ve learned a lot about the
other team members of the Columbia QuadSquad, and each of ticipate in sports; it just wasn’t lady like. But my dad and I used to women on the team, and even more about running a small busi-
them has found a new ‘extended family’ in the roller derby world. watch the ‘Thunderbirds’ together when I was young. That’s when I ness.”
    Vivianna, or ‘Knox-u-dizzy,’ (her Roller Derby name), is from the first became fascinated with roller derby.”                             All of these women
Bronx in New York. “I moved here in 2008,” she said. “I am in the         LaTonya has spent the last seventeen years in the military, and enjoy being a part of                        •Sisterhood, Page 22
 Publication Dates and Publisher’s Note: The Heart of The Blythewood Leader
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                          Blythewood is a
                                            to be dear to
                                                           and present) within the commu-
                                                           nity.
                                                                           my heart. Not so much for its geo-                                               Over the past three and half
  Publication Dates                  Advertising Deadlines                 graphical location, but moreso, be-                                            years, I have met with a diverse
                                                                           cause of the people that inhabit it.                                           amount of people. It has been
   February 10, 2011                  February 4, 2011                        Recently, I’ve heard from a few                                             and still is exhilarating to hear
   February 24, 2011                  February 18, 2011                    of you that it has been said that                                              and write about the lives of oth-
    March 10, 2011                      March 4, 2011                      The Blythewood Leader doesn’t                                                  ers. Although The Blythewood
    March 24, 2011                     March 18, 2011                      cover the town. Well, in a way,                                                Leader has sometimes interfered
     April 7, 2011                      April 1, 2011                      that information is correct. I don’t                                           with time with my family or out-
     April 21, 2011                     April 15, 2011                     focus on the government issues in                                              ings with my husband, it has be-
      May 5, 2011                       April 29, 2011                     the town. There are other papers                                               come very much a personal part
     May 19, 2011                       May 13, 2011                       in the community that delve into                                               of my life. Interacting with the
      June 2, 2011                      May 27, 2011                       reporting town government is-                                                  people in the community gives
     June 16, 2011                      June 10, 2011                      sues, and honestly, would you like                                             me a sense of joy. It makes me
     July 14, 2011                       July 8, 2011                      to see another one with the same                                               feel like in some small way, I am
     July 28, 2011                      July 22, 2011                      headlines?                                                                     able to help people. I am able to
    August 11, 2011                    August 5, 2011                         However, it isn’t completely                 Michelle Jackson               be a venue for people to share
    August 25, 2011                    August 19, 2011                     fair to say that the articles in The             Publisher/Editor              their trials and triumphs as well
  September 8, 2011                  September 2, 2011                     Blythewood Leader aren’t cov-                mjackson@theblythewoodleader.com  as their accomplishments and
  September 22, 2011                 September 16, 2011                    ering the town. Actually, it is the                                            dedication, or just something in-
    October 6, 2011                  September 30, 2011                    complete opposite. The articles produced in The teresting that happened in their lives.
   October 20, 2011                   October 14, 2011                     Blythewood Leader cover the heart of the town: the              The Blythewood Leader is, however, a business.
   November 3, 2011                   October 28, 2011                     people that live and work here and the surrounding Just like almost everything else in today’s society,
                                                                           areas. When you receive a copy of The Blythewood there is cost involved in producing it. And thanks
         the blythewood leader                                             Leader, you never know what or who the front page to the advertisers, you have been able to read The
               P.O. Box 394                                                article is going to be about. But you do know that Blythewood Leader for quite some time now. The
          Blythewood, SC, 29016                                            it will be a personal story about someone within way I feel about the community is also the way
Phone: (803) 609-4196 • Fax: (803) 865-0330                                the community. Maybe your neighbor, maybe your I feel about the advertisers in The Blythewood
   Email: info@theblythewoodleader.com                                     friend or relative, or maybe just someone you know. Leader. I strive to increase their business, to help
                                                                           And by now, I am sure you know the front page them keep their doors open (especially in today’s
  The Blythewood Leader, LLC™ is a community                               won’t be about town council, the mayor or the ar- economy), and to help the community get to know
paper published twice a month whose goal is to cover                       chitectural review board.                                     the owners through business highlights. But more
the people withn the community, while giving back to                          You see, when I began The Blythewood Leader, than that, I truly care about the advertisers. When
the community. The Blythewood Leader is not affili-                        it was my goal to produce a product that left the they are struggling, I’ve worked with them. When
ated with any other newspaper. The views expressed                         reader feeling good about the community they live something’s not working, we put our heads together
in ads and columns are not necessarily the views of the                    in or live near. Today’s world has become a vast to create something that will work. I care about the
newspaper. If you have news, ads or community events,                      society of bad news, of negativity, of name calling, businesses in this community, and not just for the
please call 803-609-4196, fax at 803-865-0330 or email                     of working against each other within a single entity. advertising dollars they spend. I care that they too,
info@theblythewoodleader.com. If you do not receive                        It is my opinion that people need to know the good like everyone else, need to make a living.
The Blythewood Leader, and would like to subscribe,                        things going on around them too.                                So in response to people who say The Blythe-
send payment, name and address information to The                             What I didn’t know when I started The Blythe- wood Leader isn’t about the town of Blythewood, I
Blythewood Leader, P.O. Box 394, Blythewood, SC,                           wood Leader was how much it would affect my say you are wrong. The Blythewood Leader is about
29016. Cost is $18.25 for 6 months or $36.50 per year.                     life. For me, it isn’t just a business. I have met so the most important aspects of this town- the people
                                                                           many wonderful people through the interviews and who make it what it is. If you want to read about
                                                                           articles produced for the paper. The people in this government politics, you will have to find it some-
    Michelle Jackson                        Tom Poland                     community have invited me into their homes and where else. There’s no name calling or mudsling-
    Publisher/Editor                         Columnist                     into their lives. They have shared their stories with ing in The Blythewood Leader, and as far as I am
                                           tompol@earthlink.net
mjackson@theblythewoodleader.com                                           me, thus allowing me to share their stories with you. concerned, The Blythewood Leader will continue
                                                                           I have spoken with people who have overcome ill- as it has in the past; providing a community paper
      Leigh Katsos,                      Madison Cooke                     nesses and people who give so much of themselves with a heart. The Blythewood Leader will continue
       Columnist                          Columnist                        to help others. I have covered articles on animals, to be a paper that keeps you informed of community
                                     mcooke@theblythewoodleader.com
lkatsos@theblythewoodleader.com                                            and the joy they bring into people’s lives; articles on and church events while also providing a product
                                                                           interesting hobbies and collections, on interesting that leaves you feeling proud to be a member of this
    Chuck Schommer                         Brian Cooper                    and historical facts about locations and people (past community.
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                                Hold the Salt!
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on the eggs, a dash on the                                     now, I have seen first hand
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huh?                                                           down to visit that is. I have
   But one of the worst places                                 also had all these years to
to have salt on is our cars.                                   compare “ours” to “theirs.”
Here in the south, we have                                     As a technician, seeing a rusty
traditionally had an automo-                                   under carriage is a bitter sweet    Visit our website daily at www.mickeydsauto.com
tive advantage over our north-                                 thing. Granted, the car will
ern brothers and sisters. That
is, we didn’t have salty roads
                                                               require more repair work and
                                                               therefore I’d earn more. But on              $$ TAX REFUND SALE $$
in the winter. No salt, meant                                  the other hand, it made what             GREAT SAVINGS ON ALL THESE VEHICLES!
no rusty cars. No rust meant            Glen Beneard           should have been a simple re-
we’d have cars that lasted lon-           Columnist            pair turn into a nightmare due     2003 Acura TL....................................... $9,350    2000 Mitsubishi Galant.......................... $3,450
ger and would cost much less           AutoDrGlen@yahoo.com    to seized and breaking bolts,      2005 Audi A4......................................... $8,250   2000 Honda Accord................................ $4,550
to repair, than compared to the                                parts “welded” to each other       2007 Cadillac DTS.............................. $13,500        2006 Honda Accord.............................. $10,750
                                                                                                  2008 Chevrolet Avalanche................... $23,900            2003 Honda Civic Coupe........................ $6,450
north. Southern used cars are something the by rust that triggers the replacement of extra        2002 Chevrolet Blazer 4x4..................... $5,500
north prizes.                                     parts… some which have to be special order                                                                     2009 Honda Civic, 4 dr......................... $13,850
                                                                                                  1995 Chevrolet Silverado....................... $3,850
                                                                                                                                                                 2006 Hyundai Azera, Ltd........................ $9,750
   However, if you’ll notice, this year we’ve because no one stocks them for lack of de-          2010 Chevrolet HHR........................... $13,950
                                                                                                  2008 Chevrolet Impala LT...................... $9,950          1987 International Flatbed..................... $3,500
laid salt down on our roads; especially the mand, which creates more down-time of the                                                                            2005 Jaguar S-Type 4.2.........................$13,900
ones in closer to the Columbia area. You can car. I have even run across the occasional car       2004 Chevrolet Malibu LS..................... $5,950
                                                                                                  2003 Chevrolet Silverado 4x4.............. $12,700             (2) 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee................$7,850
see the menacing white power on the road, that was so rusted out, it wasn’t worth fixing          2004 Chevrolet Silverado crewcab LT. $12,900                   1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee..................... $5,450
and down the side of your car. Granted, it is a anything as simple as doing a brake job… or       2007 Chevrolet Suburban Z-71............ $29,900               2006 Jeep Liberty.................................... $8,450
great temporary and immediate safety benefit, what SHOULD have been simple anyway.                1999 Chevrolet Tahoe............................ $3,750        2009 Kia Rondo LX................................ $9,450
and no doubt a big contributor to getting ma- And of course, I have run across many safety        2005 Chevrolet Tahoe LT..................... $14,850           2006 Kia Sorento.................................... $9,950
jor roads like Two Notch reclaimed quickly issues from the salt eaten vehicles such as            2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer................... $14,500          2010 Kia Soul....................................... $14,900
from old man winter. But the down side can leaking brake lines and fuel lines.                    2007 Chevrolet Uplander, work van....... $7,950                2009 Kia Spectra................................... $10,800
                                                                                                  2004 Chevrolet Ventor, work van........... $5,450
hit your wallet in the coming year and next                                                       2008 Chrysler 300, Ltd., loaded........... $15,900
                                                                                                                                                                 2008 Kia Rondo, 3rd seat..................... $10,800
years to come.                                                            •See Salt, Page 13      2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser, conv.............. $8,300            1977 Mercedes 280................................. $3,200
                                                                                                  2009 Chrysler Sebring......................... $12,300         1993 Mercedes 500 SL........................... $5,500
                                                                                                  2009 Chrysler Sebring, conv................ $14,500            2008 Mercury Mariner.......................... $14,500
  What should go in your Richland County Recycle bin?                                             2008 Chrysler Sebring........................... $8,850
                                                                                                  2009 Dodge Charger SXT.................... $15,800
                                                                                                                                                                 2009 Mitsubishi Galant......................... $12,850
                                                                                                                                                                 2005 Nissan Altima SL........................... $8,500

          Type                   Description Condition
                                                                                                  2009 Dodge Grand Caravan................. $17,500              2006 Nissan Maxima............................ $10,900
                                                                                                  (2) 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan............. $6,950               2008 Nissan Sentra................................. $9,450
                                                                                                  2008 Dodge Magnum........................... $10,900           2005 Nissan X-Terra............................. $12,500
                                                                                                  2004 Dodge Neon SXT......................... $5,500            (2) 2009 Pontiac Vibe............................$11,900
                                                                                                  2007 Ford F-150 Crewcab................... $16,800
                                                                                                                                                                 2009 Toyota Corolla.............................. $11.800
  Aluminum and Steel            Beverage, Steel, and           Free of food                       2007 Ford Focus..................................... $5,850
                                                                                                  (2) 2007 Ford Freestyle........................ $11,800        2007 Toyota Sequoia.............................$22,900
  Cans                          Aerosol Cans                                                      2002 GMC Envoy 4x4........................... $5,900           1998 Toyota Tacoma, Ext. cab................ $3,950
                                                                                                  2004 GMC Yukon XL.......................... $13,900            2002 Volvo S-80......................................$5,950
  Plastic bottles and jars Must be in shape of                 Rinse and atten                    2004 GMC Yukon XL.......................... $10,900            2007 Volvo V-50 Wagon....................... $10,800
                           bottle or jar, no bags
  Corrugated Cardboard Non-waxed paper board Flatten and free of food
  and Chipboard        boxes (cereal boxes) No
                       used pizza boxes
  Magazines and catalogs Magazines less than                   Do not bag                                                                                                              Todd
                         one inch thick                                                                                                                                                            Mickey
                                                                                                                         Scott
  Newspapers and Junk           May include newspaper Remove plastic from
  Mail                          inserts               envelopes, do not bag


 To get a new or replace a recycle bin, call 929-6000

 www.townofblythewoodsc.gov/recycle                                                                              11019 Wilson Blvd. (Highway 21)
                                                                                                                  754-8430
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  community happenings                                                                                                       Groups And Meetings
                                                                                                                            • TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) is a non-
 •Do you like to travel? Would you like to visit                •The Sparkleberry County Fair Committee, in                 commercial weight control organization in which members
                                                                                                                            meet weekly to receive support for adherence to their diet
Germany, Austria, and Switzerland? Ridge View                  partnership with the Clemson Sandhill Institute for          plan. There are no dietary products to buy or standard diet
High School is sponsoring a trip from March 31                 Economic and Community Development, is pleased               to follow. The annual membership fee is only $26. You
- April 8, 2011. To view the itinerary, prices and             to announce individual $1000 college scholarships            are invited to visit the TOPS chapter in Blythewood with
payment plans go to: http://explorica.com. Trip ID:            will once again be offered to selected Richland              no charge and no obligation. The “weigh-in” is at 6:30pm
Hollen-3620 The cost includes all flights, hotels,             District Two graduating high school seniors. Monies          on Thursday nights at Trinity UMC, Building 5. For more
tours and two meals a day. You may sign-up and                 for these scholarships were raised during the 2010           information contact Judy Miller at 803-718-4125 or visit
make payments on the website. Please, contact Carol            Sparkleberry County Fair, along with donations from          the TOPS website at www.tops.org.
Hollen with any questions at chollen@richland2.                the Marine Corps Coordinating Council of South               • The Blythewood Lions Club meets the second
org.                                                           Carolina, the Northeast Kiwanis Club, First Citizens         and fourth Thursdays of the month at 6:30 p.m.
                                                               Bank and other business/community sponsors.                  at the Blythewood Community Center. Visitors
 •Join us for our 2nd annual “Let’s Rescue SQ                  Winners will be chosen by the Sparkleberry County            are welcome to attend meetings. The Lions Club
Rescue Benefit Ride,” April 2, 2011 starting at                Fair Committee. Eligible students must be planning           is involved with worldwide disaster relief and the
10am at the Village at Sandhill. This motorcyle ride           to attend a South Carolina college or university             treatment of worldwide eyecare problems. Dues and
is a fundraiser for SQ Rescue, a non-profit, no kill,          during the 2011-2012 school year. Applications may           fundraising provide assistance in eyecare problems
                                                                                                                            for those less fortunate in the community and supports
animal shelter. For more information, call 803-447-            be downloaded from the district website. Students            other community projects. For more information,
7927 or 803-834-9131 or email agreatreasontoride@              have a deadline of Tuesday, March 1, 2011 to submit          contact Blythewood Lions Club President Rhett Hair
gmail.com.                                                     their applications and photos to their school guidance       at RIONBEAR@Hughes.net, call (803) 261-4758,
                                                               departments. The school guidance departments                 or visit the Blythewood Lions Club website at http://
 •Senior Bingo at Bi-Lo, Winnsboro. Senior Bingo               have a deadline of Tuesday, March 8, 2011 to send            blythewood.lionsclubs.sc. The Blythewood Lions
is held the last Thursday of each month in the cafe at         completed applications with wallet sized photos of           Club also has a group site on Facebook.
Bi-Lo, Highway 321 in Winnsboro. Free coffee and               the students and official transcript copies by office        • 4-H Community Club forming in Blythewood. The
donuts and prizes awarded. For more information,               mail, to the Richland Two District Office, attention         4-H Community Club will be meeting the first and third
contact Donnie at 803-712-9776.                                Kathy Chappell. For more information, visit the              Tuesdays of the month. Open to ages 13-15, the meetings
                                                               district website at www.richland2.org or call 803-           will be from 6:00-7:30pm. For more information, contact
 •Mother of Preschoolers. To all mothers of preschoolers       738-3226.                                                    Paulette Gay at 803-359-8515, ext. 124, or Tara Turner at
(birth- 6y/o) looking for other moms to connect with,                                                                       803-730-8279. Topics will include energy conservation,
com join our MOPS group! We have great speakers,                •Blythewood Historical Society Established-                 horticulture, wildlife and many others.
fun activities and meaningful discussion. Registration:        The Blythewood area now has its very own                     • Free Diabetes Support Group. Join us on the first
Feb 1st & 15th, 2011 @ 9:30am. Location: Columbia              Historical Society – the newest Historical Society           Tuesday of each month at the YMCA in Lake Carolina
Crossroads Northeast, 930 Longtown Road Columbia,SC            in the State. Whether you just moved in or are               from 7:00-8:30pm. Each month there will be a different
29229, Contact: mopsnortheast@yahoo.com for more               “from” here, if you have an interest in the history          speaker or resource -a time to learn new strategies, try
information.                                                   of this area the Society encourages you to join.             new products and find resources. Open to the public,
                                                               The Society’s mission, as stated in its by-laws,             and registration is not required. For more information,
 •Samurai Karate Studio, 2000 Clemson Road,                    is “to protect, nurture and support the historical,          email Maggie at diabetes29229@yahoo.com.
Suite # 9 (in the Piggly Wiggly shopping center), is           pre-historical and cultural heritage of Blythewood           • Toastmasters: Want to be a more persuasive and
hosting a FREE self defense workshop for women,                through preservation, advocacy and education.”               confident communicator? Would you like to perform
on Thursday, January 27, at 7:30pm. Classroom                  So if you have an interest in genealogy, the railroad        better in your career with stronger leadership and
presentation will include: The 3 reasons women get             influence, old maps, gathering oral histories,               speaking skills? We can teach you this and so much
attacked, Attack indicators, What happens to the body          preserving historical buildings, documenting                 more in a fun and supportive environment. Millennium
during attack, Power of your voice, and Common                 cemeteries or gravesites, developing educational             Toastmasters Club meets on the 2nd, 4th & 5th
everyday items you can use to defend yourself. On              programs for schools, sharing old photographs                Wednesday of each month at CSC, Meeting Room
                                                                                                                            1L – 108, 10301 Wilson Boulevard, Blythewood, SC
the Mat training will include: Basics of striking and          and more, the Society needs you as a member. Bi-             29016. For more info, please contact Robert Baukman,
kicking, How to break free from being grabbed, and             monthly meetings will provide you an opportunity             VP-PR, @ 803.333.5142. Visit the website: http://
Defense tactics against being choked from the front            to learn about Blythewood and to contribute your             www.orgsites.com/sc/millennium/
and behind, bear hugs and hair pulls. While this event         knowledge to the Society and its members.The
is FREE, donations will be accepted to help with our           Society will meet every other month, September               • The American Legion Blythewood Post 191 meets the
Alabama project, where martial artists from all over           through May of each year. Membership dues                    3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30pm at Blythewood
the country, meet in Greensboro, AL to help build a            annual will be $25.00 per year for adults and                Community Center located at 311 Blythewood Road,
                                                                                                                            Blythewood, SC. All veterans are welcomed to be a
house for a needy person, conduct free self defense            $10.00 for students. Membership applications                 part of an organization that is making a difference in
workshops for the locals, as well as do martial arts           are available at Town Hall and local businesses              your community. If you need further information, please
demonstrations in the local schools. Space will be             throughout Blythewood. For more information,                 contact Post Commander, Oscar Coward Jr. at 803-600-
limited to 30 women. Call today at 803-462-9425 or             please visit the Society’s website at www.                   7079 or email us at blythewood191@yahoo.com.
email at samuraikarate@bellsouth.net to register for           blythewoodhistoricalsociety.com.
this event. All guests must register and will be asked                                                                      •South Carolina Family And Community Leaders. Join
                                                                                                                            the SC Family and Community Leaders group in your area
to fill out a guest waiver to participate.                      •Larry Jeffers Post 195, Lugoff/Elgin American              as we strive to strengthen families and local communities by
                                                               Legion and Auxiliary will hold its regular monthly           promoting education and leadership programs on familes,
     Email community happenings to:                            meeting at 7:15 p.m. at the Elks Lodge - just behind         finances, environment, health, nutrition, and food safety. For
                                                               the Masonic Hall on Jefferson Davis Highway. Join            more info on Richland County FCL call 788-1282. Group
      info@theblythewoodleader.com                             us at 6:30 for soup & cornbread before the meeting.          meets at Blythewood (Fairlawn): Meets the Second Tuesday
                                                               For more information call Bill 803.438.8614.                 of each month at 12:00pm.
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 Local Resident Competes in Music Competition                                            ...And two shall become one...
   The National Foundation
for Advancement named
Evan Clark, a freshman sax-
ophonist at The University
of South Carolina, a finalist
in its Young Artist Compe-
tition. Evan spent a week
in Miami, Florida work-
ing with top professional
musicians and competing
for up to $10,000 in prize
money. Evan flew from Mi-
ami to Columbus, Georgia
and competed for the Best
Saxophone player in the
Southeast, where he placed
first place. He will be going
to Milwaukee in March to
compete on a national level.
   Evan is the son of Jerry                                                         Angela Anne Elliott of North Myrtle Beach and Russell Clint Frazier of Greenville were
and Lisa Clark of Blythe-                                                        married at the Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
wood and the grandson of                                                            The bride is the daughter of Senator and Mrs. Dick Elliott of North Myrtle Beach. She is a
Betty Price and Frances and                                                      graduate of Columbia College and The University of South Carolina School of Law. She is cur-
                                                  Evan Clark
Fletcher Ross. He is a 2010                                                      rently obtaining a Masters degree in Business from Clemson University and is employed as an
graduate of Blythewood                                                           attorney with the Business and Construction Law Group, LLC in Greenville, South Carolina.
High School where he was a member of the band for four years and a drum             The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Stephen Good of Greer, South Carolina, and
major his junior and senior year. He is studying Music Performance at The Uni-   the grandson of the late O. Edward Thigpen, Sr., and Mrs. Lillie B. Thigpen-Loner of Blythe-
versity of South Carolina.                                                       wood, South Carolina. He is a graduate of Clemson University and is employed as a mechani-
   Congratulations Evan!                                                         cal engineer with Jacobs Engineering in Greenville, South Carolina.


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                       Churches in the community
              Agape Worship Center                                    Fair Lawn United Methodist Church                                New Hope International Ministries
    Sunday Early Worship: 8:30am, Worship 11am                       Service: 9:00am, Sunday School: 10:15am                                  Monday evenings, 7pm
              424 Lee Rd., Columbia                                              9203 Wilson Blvd.                                 Holiday Inn Express, Creech Rd., Blythewood
         454-2373 • www.agapeworship.org                                             754-2070                                                     803.708.4974
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          A More Excellent Way Ministry                                Final Authority Chrisitan Church
 Sunday Service: 10:30am Wed. Bible Study: 7:00pm             Sunday Service 10:00am • Thursday Bible Study 6:30pm                         New Kirk Presbyterian
        245 Adams Road, Blythewood, 29016                                      420 E. McNulty Road                                     491 Langford Road, PO Box 456
                      834-4214                                                       714-0761                                               Blythewood, SC 29016
    www.amorexway.com • Nursery care available                                                                                          803-754-7557 or 803-608-1484
                                                                               Grace Cathedral                                 www.newkirkpres.com • Sunday Worship at 10:30 AM
           Columbia Crossroads Northeast                      Sunday School 10:00am • Worship 11:00am Wed. 7pm                    Nursery care and children’s church available
        A New Church with an Ancient Mission                            8017 Winnsboro Rd. • 754-4690
       930 Longtown Road, Columbia, SC 29229                                                                                                    Village Church
          Sunday Worship: 10am Web: www.                                 Long Creek Church of Christ                                         Sunday 9:00 & 10:30am
        columbiacrossroadsne.org Email: info@                     Sunday School 9am • Worship 10:15am & 6pm                             574 Rimer Pond Road, Blythewood.
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         Crossmark, a Christian Church                                                                                                       Willow Lake Church
   Sundays, 10:00am at the YMCA at Lake Carolina                           Macedonia Baptist Church                                 Small Goup Bible Study: Sundays, 9:00am
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                                                Church happenings
• Please join us in prayer and support of Darryl              • The Hillclimbers Group of Trinity United Methodist
Andrews who is suffering with sinus cancer and will           Church of Blythewood, SC will be sponsoring a day
undergo surgery at MUSC. Oak Grove UMC (1801
Cedar Creek Road) will host a soup fundraiser dinner to
help with medical expenses on Friday January 28, 2011
                                                              trip through Carolina Tours to Brookgreen Gardens
                                                              on Tuesday, March 29, 2011. Everyone in the church
                                                              and community is invited regardless of age. The cost
                                                                                                                                      Don’t Miss an
from 5-7:30pm. Anyone unable to attend but wishing
to make a donation may do so by mail to: Thomas Lever
121 Graddick Rd. Blythewood, SC 29016. Donations
                                                              of the trip is $89.00 per person and includes your
                                                              transportation, shopping at Pawley’s Island, lunch at
                                                              Murrell’s Inlet, ticket for guided tour of the gardens
                                                                                                                                       Issue of The
may be made payable to Oak Grove UMC.                         and a Creek Excursion Boat Ride. Brochures may

• Love & Respect Video Marriage Conference
at VillageChurch. Men & women will learn
                                                              be obtained by calling Patricia Snipes (754-8278) or
                                                              Teresa Horton (622-7041 or 754-8060). The bus will
                                                              pick everyone up at Trinity United Methodist Church,
                                                                                                                                      Blythewood
                                                                                                                                         Leader!
how to resolve conflict, as well as learn how                 Blythewood at 7:00 AM and return us to the church
to motivate each other by meeting each other’s                parking lot around 7:15 PM that evening. If you are
needs. Friday, Feb. 11 from 6:45 to 10:15 p.m.                interested in participating in this event, please call
and Saturday, Feb. 12 from 8:45 a.m. to 1:30                  Carolina Tours directly at 356-3000 to pay by credit
p.m. The cost is $25 per person BEFORE                        card or give your check made payable to Carolina
Feb. 7 and includes your workbook, as well                    Tours to Patricia Snipes (754-8278) or Teresa Horton
as dinner, brunch & all snacks. For more
information, please contact VillageChurch
                                                              (622-7041 or 754-8060). All checks must be turned
                                                              into Carolina Tours by February 1, 2010. If you pay                  Every Edition is
                                                                                                                                  available to read
at (803) 419-0989 or Beki Miller at beki@                     by credit card through Carolina Tours, you must also
blythewoodvillage.com                                         contact Patricia Snipes or Teresa Horton and give them
                                                              your name and address so we will have a complete

                                                                                                                                   online at www.
• First Baptist Church, 1373 Newberry Road,                   list of everyone traveling on the bus with your contact
Winnsboro. September 12, 2010 - May 2011.                     information. Bring a friend and join us for this fun trip!
Awana is a children’s ministry for all children               You do not have to be a member of Trinity UMC to

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ages 3-18. Every Sunday night 5pm until 7pm                   participate in this trip.
snacks provided. First Monday in each month, “
Lunch and Learn.” Quest speaker each Month.                   • Excellent Way Christian Academy: If you’re

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Lunch provided, 12Noon -1:00pm. For more                      seeking a Christian Education for your child pre-K
information, call 803-635-4140.                               and older, call Excellent Way Church on 245 Adams
                                                              Road. Ask about our education, tutorial and remedial
                                                              programs beginning January 2011. Call now for
   www.theblythewoodleader.com                                more information: 834-4214.
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  To Kill A Mockingbird Opens at the                                       Women Gather at Trinity UMC for Free Self-Defense Course: Spring Course
 Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County
                                                                          Women of all ages gathered at Trin-
   Harper Lee’s clas-                                                  ity United Methodist Church Satur-
sic novel To Kill A                                                    day January 22 to learn how to bet-
Mockingbird comes                                                      ter protect themselves in the event
to life on the stage                                                   someone attacks them. The Richland
of the Wood Audi-                                                      County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD)
torium at the Fine                                                     offers the free course available to
Arts Center of Ker-                                                    women and girls 16 years and older.
shaw County (FAC)                                                      24 women participated in the course.
Thursday, January                                                      Others are already on a waiting list for
27 at 8:00 p.m. To                                                     a spring offering of the course at Trin-
Kill A Mockingbird                                                     ity. The date has not yet been set, but
runs through Janu-                                                     those wishing to sign up can call the         Participant Sandy Hanna of Blythe-     vant after a personal scare. “I took this
ary 30. Shows are                                                      church to reserve a spot.                  wood says, “I am taking this course       class today because I was followed
at 8:00 p.m. nightly;                                                     RCSD instructors Sergeant Maria         to prepare me for what might hap-         at an area Wal-Mart and so I want to
with the Sunday                                                        Yturria and Victim Advocate Janet          pen when I am out and about. I find       know what to do in a bad situation.”
matinee set for 3:00                                                   Price led women through the 4-hour         it very informative and invigorating!”       For more information on RCSD’s
p.m. Tickets are $15                                                   course. The crime prevention pro-          Blythewood High School senior Amy         Women’s Self Defense course, visit
for adults and $10                                                     gram offers specific techniques that       Ferguson, 16, took the course Satur-      www.rcsd.net or contact Lt. Heidi
for students, seniors and military. This production is spon-           are designed to reduce the likelihood      day “to be prepared for when I go off     Scott of the Victims Services Unit
sored by Powers Funeral Home. Christopher Sergel’s play                of becoming a victim- empowering           to college in the fall and to be confi-   at (803)576-3113 or hscott@rcsd.
adaptation of the classic novel is sure to be a hit, so get your       women to recognize their strengths         dent in bad situations.” Lexington        net. To sign up for the spring class at
tickets today!                                                         and make sound decisions when faced        High School senior Caitlin Shumann,       Trinity UMC, call the church office at
   Directed by Larry             •See Mockingbird, Page 19             with potentially dangerous situations.     17, found the class particularly rele-    (803)786-1637.



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                                                     •           January 27, 2011      •            The Blythewood Leader
   My college roommate emailed me.
“How about writing a column about                           Our Changing Times:                                                                        Number.”
                                                                                                                                                         Old Blue Eyes croons a beautiful
turning 65. A person’s life seems to be                                                                                                                song filled with the magic of early
made up of ‘turning points’ expressed                                We’re More Than A Number                                                          romance. The lyrics evoke life’s in-
in age,” he wrote. “Becoming a teen-                                                                                                                   toxicating coming of age moments.
ager, turning 16, turning 18 and what          for many a man and his                                         hearing aids, stair lifts,               “When I was seventeen, it was a very
that entails, turning 21, 40, 65, and so       family.                                                        and more. The other                      good year. It was a very good year for
forth.”                                           While you and I are                                         day I got an email from                  city girls who lived up the stair with all
   He’s right. Life is but a series of turn-   keenly aware of pivotal                                        The Scooter Store. It                    that perfumed hair and it came undone
ing points. Turning 18 meant I had to          ages and turning points,                                       promised to help me                      when I was twenty-one.”
sign up for the draft. Turning 21 be-          never forget that mar-                                         with my mobility. Nev-                     Bob Seger, that aging blue-collar
stowed legal adulthood on me where-            keters track our num-                                          er mind the fact that I                  rocker, sings for the working man.
upon I blundered through my twenties           bers. Forget having a                                          run a mile or more                       “Feel Like A Number” echoes the sen-
making one calamitous mistake after            name. Your age does                                            many days.                               timents of the working man caught up
another. I remember when my 40th               more to identify you                                             The marketers of                       in the vast machinery of society. “To
birthday arrived, I felt old. It wouldn’t      than anything.                                                 goods and services see                   Ma Bell I’m just another phone, to
last, it couldn’t last, because I’ve always       When I graduated                                            us as a number and that                  teachers I’m just another child, to IRS
been maddeningly immature.                     from high school insur-                                        number is, of course,                    I’m just another file ... I’m just another
   We see turning points aplenty. Mar-         ance agents descended                                          our age. Because of                      statistic on a sheet ... and I feel like a
riage, moves, the birth of children, di-       on me in droves. One                Tom Poland                 my age, someone                          number.”
vorces, the loss of loved ones, and the        boring fellow after an-              Columnist                 somewhere sees me as                       Well, the truth is we all are num-
                                                                                  tompol@earthlink.net
beginning and end of careers.                  other sat down with me                                         a fellow ready to race                   bers thanks to something called de-
   Other turning points come as they           to leaf through a note-                                        round the store in a                     mographics: “He’s a 65, college-edu-
may. Some you welcome; some you                book ... “And when you die, your fam- mobility scooter packed with Depends.                             cated, Caucasian male who owns two
greet with anxious ambivalence. I re-          ily will appreciate your having had this That Scooter Store email, by the way,                          cars.” “She’s a Hispanic single mom,
member sitting around a small TV in            policy all your life.”                        tips me off that those in my generation                   aged 23 to 36.”
Athens, Georgia, December 1, 1969,                When I turned 50, AARP flooded me have not kept themselves in shape.                                   One number, your age, gives you an
with college roommates. We watched,            with membership offers, something I              All this number-aging turning point                    identity whether you want it to or not.
on edge, as the numbers were drawn for         did not want to do. C’mon! Joining business brings two songs to mind:                                   Now stir in your gender, race, educa-
the first Selective Service draft lottery      AARP really means you’re old! Really Frank Sinatra’s “It Was A Very Good
held since 1942. The cutoff was 195.           old!                                          Year” and Bob Seger’s “Feel Like A                                                   •See Number, Page 19
Draw a number below that and your                 And then along comes 65. That means
college days were over. Draw a number
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Vietnam. My grades immediately did             selves inundated with emails, letters,                                        1998                           1994
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                                                                                       child can accumulate 60 minutes of        DVDs. Today, they are easily found           range. If your child is between the      great choices and frozen fruits and
                                                                                       activity.                                 and there are choices to appeal to           85th and 95th percentile, your child     vegetables often are a great value.
                                                                                           It is important to have an accu-      every age and fitness level. DVD             is considered overweight. If your           •Eat whole grain breads and cere-
                                                                                       rate picture of how active your child     players have come down in price and          child is above the 95th percentile,      als 90 percent of the time. Read the
                                                                                       is during a typical day. The average      they are widely available. Having            your child is obese. Seek advice from    label to be certain that whole wheat
How Can I Help My Child Stay Active During Winter?                                     American gets between 2,000 and           the DVDs on hand makes it easier to          your health care provider if you need    flour (or another whole grain) is the
                                                                                       3,000 steps per day. I encourage the      get a good workout on days when it           help managing your child’s weight.       number one ingredient on the list.
                                         you can help your child avoid many            use of a pedometer so that you can        is too cold or wet to be outside.               Check this link for more informa-        •Aim for 26 grams of fiber per
                                         health problems this season and               track how many steps you take. The            Make daily activity a priority.          tion about your child’s Body Mass        day.
                                         throughout the years.                         Centers for Disease Control recom-        Limit sedentary activities such as           Index (BMI):                                •Limit fried foods to no more
                                             Get Moving                                mends striving to take 10,000 steps       television and electronic games.                http://pediatrics.about.com/cs/       than once per week and try to avoid
                                               Encourage your child to get an          per day.                                      If your child has a favorite ath-        usefultools/l/bl_bmi_calc                them. Avoid fast food meals.
                                         hour of physical activity every day.                I wear a pedometer every day        lete, talk with your child about the            Healthy Eating                           •Cook with non-stick cook-
                                         There are so many things we can do            and even with all of the walking I do     effort athletes must make to stay fit.          In our Healthy Lifestyles Clinic,     ing spray and salt-free seasoning
                                         to keep active, even when it is cold          in the course of my day while seeing      The National Football League (NFL)           we focus on all factors that play a      blends. You’ll get great flavor with-
                                         outdoors.                                     patients, taking the stairs and walk-     launched a campaign called “Play             role in obesity. Family support is an    out extra fat and sodium.
                                             Getting 60 minutes of physi-              ing to various places in the hospital,    60” in 2007 to encourage children to         important factor in helping children        •Try a new type of seafood each
 Fatima Cody Stanford,
                                         cal activity is the national recom-           I only get about 6,000 steps.             get 60 minutes of exercise every day.        to succeed with developing healthy       week to get variety in your protein
       M.D., M.P.H.
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    rics Chief Resident                  Health and Human Services. The                to get some aerobic activity, I work      supports the First Lady’s “Let’s Move”       choices throughout their lives.          family favorites.
     Palmetto Health                     great news is that the 60 minutes of          out before I come to work. Making         campaign and other educational ef-              There are many healthy options           •If healthy choices are not avail-
   Children’s Hospital                   activity does not have to be done in          a conscious effort to engage in 30        forts to get children moving.                available in the supermarket. Here       able in at school, switch to packing
 USC School of Medicine                  one session. You can break the hour           minutes of activity at aerobic inten-         Know where your child falls on           are some tips for selecting the          lunches. You will save money and
                                         into four or six shorter segments to          sity will help you and your family to     the growth chart. If your child is           healthiest foods:                        have more control over what your
   By teaching your child to use two     fit it into your busiest days. By being       achieve your daily step goals.            between the 3rd and 85th percen-                •Keep lots of fruits and vegetables
tools – activity and proper nutrition,   active in 10–15-minute bursts, your               I’m a big proponent of fitness        tile, they are in the normal weight          on hand – fresh and frozen are both              •See Active Page 18


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might have noticed that something           SAHD, that would be                                            needs to stay warm,           forty thousand dollars worth of hospital
horrible and nefarious has occurred in      wonderful.                                                     they will likely have on      treatments will return the kid to health.
South Carolina. That’s correct, it has         Now before you think                                        several layers of clothes     Health being a relative term. Supposing
snowed. Not once but twice as of this       that I’m not excited                                           that are now wet. So that     that you skirt hypothermia of the intes-
writing. Perhaps the most terrible thing    about snow and that I’m                                        will be a set of thermals,    tines, you will still have a runny nose to
that can ever happen to a Stay At Home      just a curmudgeon, let                                         a sweatshirt, two pairs       clean up after for a week. That’s almost
Dad is snow. Not for reasons that you       me assure you that you                                         of jeans, a coat, two         as much fun as the laundry. You might
may be thinking, such as the cold, or the   are right. While snow                                          pairs of socks, mittens,      see if you can get a belt holster for your
roof collapsing from 20 tons of frozen      may seem fun to some                                           hat and scarf. That’s for     tissue box. The box will not leave your
global warming, but from outdoor ac-        lunatics and people who                                        each kid. That’s a load       side until fireworks go on sale again.
tivity.                                     still have their Yugo, to                                      of laundry for each kid.
   You see, nothing makes a kid want to     us normal SAHD’s snow                                          See how much fun this            So next time the weatherman pre-
play outside like 5 or 6 inches of solid    is just more work. It’s at           Brian Cooper              is already?                   dicts snow just think of what is really
hypothermia piled up in temperatures        least one whole load of                Columnist                  The other consider-        coming: a frozen flood. Not that the
                                                                           bcooper@theblythewoodleader.com
so cold that you swear you can see time     laundry every time the                                         ation is the hospital stay.   weatherman will be right, there’s a bet-
slow down. Because here in South Car-       kid steps foot outside.                                        Not for the broken leg        ter chance for a snowball in...well you
olina where it hardly ever snows (be-       This is because snow is just frozen wa- from the freak sledding accident. Not                understand. It’s not six inches of snow,
cause God loves us) children get excit-     ter. What reasonable parent lets their for the broken arm from slipping on the               it’s six inches of rain that will slowly
ed about something that only exists to      kid play in the rain when it’s literally ice. Instead, it’s for the frostbite of the         make your yard into a marsh and make
them in their story books and on televi-    freezing? Then they build snow forts, stomach after your kid eats five pounds                you into a raving lunatic. Is this really
sion. It’s a mythical substance that they   which is like climbing into a tub of ice of snow. It is a proven fact that kids put          what they mean by walking in a winter
never actually get to see, like a unicorn   water. I’ll not get into building a pile of EVERYTHING into their mouth. Why                 wonderland? I don’t think so. Now if
or a leprechaun or an honest politician.    frozen water, and calling it a snowman! would snow be any different? After a                 you will excuse me, I need to bring my
To a kid in South Carolina, snow might      All this frivolity is just making things four course meal of snow, snow, snow,               daughter in from the snow.

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                K&A Automotive


                        The old shop                                      The new shop
                                                Back in Business
           When Keith Poston closed K & A Automotive
          for business at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 28th,
          he never would have guessed he would live the
          next 4 months in a nightmare. At 12:12 a.m.
          Sunday, August 29th, Keith received a phone
          call that no business owner wants to receive:
          “Mr. Poston, your shop is on fire.” That’s right,
          the business he started almost 20 years ago with
          a small amount of money and a big dream, was
          up in flames. Talk about the longest night in
          history; the drive from Ridgeway to Covenant
          Road in Forest Acres, (where the shop is locat-
          ed), the sight of firefighters still extinguishing
          flames upon arrival, he sat outside the door of
          his livelihood for hours after the firefighters and
          police left him there to do whatever comes next.
          “Whatever comes next:” a question that has
          consumed Keith’s thoughts the last 4 months
          as he has watched, waited, grieved, mulled, and
          slowly anticipated the month, week and now the            Keith Poston and his son, Taylor
          day he can open for business again.
            The time has come for K & A Automotive, Inc. to announce it’s Grand Re-Opening Monday, which
          was January 17, 2011. The new shop is better than before, with new equipment and the latest in what
          is needed to keep your vehicle purring like a kitten. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday,
          7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
                                     “We Offer Old Timey Services”
                                        33 Years of Experience
                                     3771 Covenant Road, Columbia


                        803-738-8050
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•Salt                              can with an under car blast at        Warm water on cold glass                                                  Lost Beagle Dogs
                                   a car wash.                           is not the best combination.
                                                                                                                                        One is a year old
From Page 3                           Here’s the other down              Although I’m sure the glass
                                                                                                                                      female, tri-color
                                   side though… Say you run it           companies will be glad to see
    But you see, here in the       through a car wash then drive         you do it. Run the car with                                  with floppy ears..
south a little salt is even        around. You pick more salt            the defroster on full to pre-                                goes by the name
worse than up north, we            right back up. Unfortunately,         heat the glass before head-                                  of Izzy. Has a lav-
have something that is usu-        it will need to be washed             ing into a wash. Some of the                                 ender collar with
ally MISSING from our              often… very often… like,              more spry and engineering                                    Pet Med tag and
cars that the northern units       every-day-often. So don’t             readers here could save a few                                the other is a three
have… undercoating! Only           waste the money on the big            bucks with car ramps and the                                 year old male, Rusty brown and kinda on the heavy-
a small percentage of our          super-duper-ultra-sanctified-         garden hose. Just think ahead                                side, goes by the name of Bubba. He has a bright blue
cars have that thick black tar     testified-cleaned-by-the-             a little bit about the water run   collar with a pet med tag...Both dogs were lost Saturday, January 15 on Syrup
like coating under the car to      hand-of-GOD car wash. Get             off. Your driveway might not       Mill Road in Blythewood.
help seal out the salt. That is    the cheapest that includes            be the best place for ice skat-      Please call if found 803-755-0977 or 803-553-1084
because factory under coat-        under car wash. It’s also not         ing the next morning.
ing is optional and costs ex-
tra. And since we’ve never
really needed it before, the
                                   wise to run though one of
                                   those things first thing in the
                                   morning. If you’ll notice, the
                                                                            As always, if you have
                                                                         auto questions or comments,
                                                                         feel free to email me at Au-
                                                                                                              Camden Pawn
typical dealer stocked ve-         water is a tad warm in those.         toDrGlen@yahoo.com.                                                       & Jewelry, Inc.
hicle does not have it. Even
the “mighty” SUVs and 4x4                                                                                                                 Family Owned and Operated
trucks around here seldom
have under coating. In fact,
looking back on the years, I’d
                                           MD Cleaning Services                                               Full Service Pawn Shop Since 1948!
have to say that maybe 1 out             Residential and Commercial Cleaning                                         EXPERIENCE COUNTS!
of 100 cars I see have under
coating, and the only ones I                                          Busy Schedule?
can remember were notable                                              Let us do the
northern bought vehicles. So                                                                                                  100’s of
maybe we only had a week                                             cleaning for you!
                                                                                                                              1000’s of
of them throwing salt down,                                              Call for an
and maybe it will only stay                 Gamall Miller &                                                                   Satis ed
around for a few weeks more                                           estimate today!
until it is washed away… but
                                         Barbara Duncan-Evans                                                                Customers!
our cars are more susceptible
to damage from it than the                803-462-2102 • 803-477-8204
north’s on average.
    Maybe the short term ex-                                                                                                                                                         Pawn or Sell Your:
posure won’t be enough on                                                                                                                                I PAY
average to create huge safety
issues, such as busted brake
lines and fuel lines, dissolved
                                        Eargle’s                                                                                                         MORE!

steering and suspension
parts, and gas tank retaining
                                     Paint & Body Shop, Inc
straps falling apart… but a
                                           Serving                                                                          WE BUY
little sure can cause threaded                                                                                              GOLD!
items like bolts and line fit-            Columbia
tings to “weld” together.
    So do yourself a favor,
                                          Since 1990
now that we are using salt                    • Insurance Claims                                                                            Not Sure? Bring it in!
around here. Do something
                                            • Fiberglass Repairs
                                                                                                                                                                                 Broad St.(521) Lancaster



that might sound otherwise                                                                                    Columbia             S   Hwy 21      N Ridgeway
insane to do when it is 39                   • Frame Alignment
                                                                                                                                                                                          Kershaw
                                                                                                                                                          Hwy 34
                                                                                                                 Blythewood Road




degrees outside… wash your
car!                                        • PPG/I-Car Certified
                                                                                                                                                          Lugo




    It is most critical that the
under carriage is cleaned.
Fuel lines, brake lines, brake
                                     FREE ESTIMATES!                                                                                       Elgin         S         U.S. #1   N                 Camden
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Rutledge St.
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                                                                                                                                                                                              Sumter




cables, and exhaust parts do
NOT even have any paint on           (just South of Columbia Place Mall)
them to help protect them.                                                                                            411 Rutledge St., Camden (next to SAFE Credit)
Their only savior is YOU
cleaning them the best you
                                    786-4357                                       Homer (Butch) Eargle
                                                                                     USA Retired                                                    803-425-5727
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                                                            directory listings
                ACCOUNTANTS                                             CLEANING SERVICES                                                      HAIR SALONS
                 Kem R. Smith, CPA                                                The Dirty Work                                               Blown Away Salon
        Financial Matters, Taxes, Payroll, Notary                        Commercial & Residential Cleaning                            Cuts, Color, Highlights, Perms, Waxing
        158 Langford Road, Suite B, Blythewood                                    803-446-1020                                              Hours: M-F, 10-7, Sat, 9-3
                       786-5200                                             www.thedirtyworkLLC.com                                    135-D Blythewood Road • 333-0311

               ART & FRAMING                                              COMPUTER SERVICE                                                 Cuttin’ Loose Hair Salon
               Harold Branham Artwork                                           Coston Computing                                 Cuts, Color, Highlights, Perms, Waxing & more!
          Blythewood prints, framed art and more!                   Repairs, Upgrades, Networking, Emergencies                    Walk-ins welcome. 429 Main St., Blythewood
                     803-348-7773                                              Web Design, Tutoring                                                 735-8903
                                                                            Locally Owned and Operated
                 ATTORNEYS                                                   www.costoncomputing.com                                            KC’s Hair Station
      Debra A. Matthews, Attorney at Law                                           803-233-7588                                         8101 Winnsboro Road, Blythewood
      Personal Injury, Bankruptcy, Social Security,                                                                                      (next to Joe Sharpe’s BP on 321)
                Real Estate, Family Law                          CONSTRUCTION / HEAVY EQUIPMENT                                                      714-7249
        Main Street, Winnsboro • 803-635-6000                         Good Ole Boys Construction
             www.debramatthewslaw.com                               Remodeling, Custom Building, Repair Work,                              Mane Street Hair Studio
                                                                           Painting, Roofing & More!                                   Cuts, Styles, Perms, Color & More!
                      Fantry Law                                                   David Ross                                         424 Main St., Blythewood • 786-8991
                   John J. Fantry, Jr.                                            803-600-0470
    Municipal Law, Mediation, Corporate & Contract                                                                                         Rosa’s Hair Salon &
           175 Langford Road, Blythewood                                          DENTISTRY                                         Beauty Control Products Consultant
                       691-8900                                               Blythewood Dentistry                                        180 South Dogwood, Ridgeway
                                                                              James A. Finkel., DMD                                               803-337-8053
      The Law Offices of Burnett & Cairns                                205 Blythewood Road Blythewood
           Shannon Burnett • Heather Cairns                                          691-4430                                                     Salon Carolina
         Family Law, Estate Planning, Business,                                                                                  Color, Cuts, Highlights, Manicures/Pedicures, and
     Personal Injury, Real Estate, Collaborative Law               Blythewood Village Dental Associates                                   Waxing • Walk-Ins Welcome!
              109 N. Main St., Blythewood                                    John C. Cosby, Jr., DMD                                     158A Langford Road • 754-0077
                        786-1758                                      745 University Village Drive, Blythewood
                                                                                      754-9160                                                Studio B Hair Salon
           AUTO PAINT & BODY                                                                                                             121 Decker Park Road, Columbia
          Eargle’s Paint & Body Shop Inc.                                 Robert W. Buchanan, DMD                                             462-2102 • 309-6583
               Insurance Claims • Towing                                    Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
          Fiberglass Repairs • Frame Alignment                               213 Main St., Blythewood                         HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING
                      Free Estimates                                                 754-9545                                       Arctic Air Heating & Cooling, Inc.
                   1520 Leaside Drive                                                                                              Fast, friendly, fair. It’s time to call Arctic Air!
                         786-4357                                                  FLORISTS                                                            754-3150.
                                                                          Blythewood Gloriosa Florist
                AUTO REPAIRS                                               412 McNulty Road, Blythewood                        Blythewood Heating, A/C and Refrigeration
                 Omar’s Automotive                                            (Across from Post Office)                                      Trane Comfort Specialist
  Specializing in Ford Diesels and all automotive repair.                             691-1820                                         Serving the midlands • 803-786-4978
             1390 Old White Pond Rd., Elgin                                                                                                  www.blythewoodhvac.net
              803-518-2077 • 803-420-2390                                         FURNITURE
                                                                 Four Seasons Furniture & Mattress Gallery                         Broom Heating and Air Conditioning
                  AUTO SALES                                             Free Delivery, Set-up and Removal                    Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer • Turn to the Experts!
        G W Broome Discount Auto Sales                                      Open Monday-Saturday, 10-7                                        www.broomheating.com
                  Buy here, pay here!                                   135-A Blythewood Road, Blythewood                                            754-9409
             210 US Hwy 321 Bypass South,                                          803-691-6804
                      Winnsboro                                                                                                                  INSURANCE
                     803-718-0380                                                   GROCERS                                               Allstate, Kellie Ballentine
                                                                                  IGA Food Mart                                            Auto • Home • Life • Business
                  Mickey D’s Auto                                              Your Hometown Store                                        162 Langford Road, Blythewood
                 Financing Available!                                     Oakview Plaza, Blythewood Road                                   kellieballentine@allstate.com
      11019 Wilson Blvd., Blythewood • 754-8430                                      735-1915                                                         691-3000

            AUTO UPHOLSTERY                                               HARDWARE & FEED                                       Chichester Insurance Agency / Nationwide
           Blythewood Auto Upholstery                                   Blythewood Feed & Hardware                                         Auto • Home • Life • Business
   Cars, boats, convertible tops, vinyl tops, theme cars         Seed & fertilizer • garden supplies • hunting supplies                           Keith Chichester
          100 South Coleman Hwy, Ridgeway                                      Across From Post Office                                      303 Main St., Blythewood
            FREE Estimates • 803-337-2713                                               754-0534                                                     786-2224
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                     INSURANCE                                                          OPTOMETRY                                                      VETERINARY
                 Insurance of Fairfield                                                 Plaxico Eye Care                                         Companion Animal Hospital
Your Independent Agent since 1928. All lines of insurance for                  Family eye exams, eyeglasses, contacts                           120 Blythewood Road, Blythewood
             Personal • Business • Life • Health                                      135-I Blythewood Road                                                 786-2412
      120 S. Congress St., Winnsboro • 803-635-4713                                          233-4025
        106 S. Palmer St., Ridgeway • 803-337-8105                                                                                              WEBSITE DESIGNERS
                                                                                OIL & LUBE CENTERS                                                    JMB Designs, LLC
          INVESTMENT SERVICES                                                         Brown’s Oil & Lube                                A web design company for small & start up businesses
                      Edward Jones                                                   Most oil changes only $27                                         www.jmbdesigns.net
               Chris Jewett, Financial Advisor                                        2473 Main St., Elgin                                               1-877-762-9093
                135 Blythewood Rd. Suite F                                                 803-438-3323
                         754-0277
                                                                                          PAINTING
       IRRIGATION & SPRINKLERS                                                           Elkins Painting
                  All Seasons Services                                           Interior/Exterior, Popcorn removal,
 Irrigation, Sprinkler Installs and repairs, Yard maintenance,                         Powerwashing, Staining
          Leaf Clean-up, landscape lighting & more!                                         704-957-7127
                                                                                                                                       Selling your car, boat, motorcycle,
                www.allseasonsservicesllc.com
      803-240-7056 • Email: allseasons11@yahoo.com                          PET STORES & GROOMING                                      home, furniture, appliances or any
                                                                                 Just 4 Paws Grooming Salon                                   other personal item?
         JEWELRY & PAWN SHOPS                                                       212 Main Street, Blythewood
                      Camden Pawn                                                            786-1888
    We Buy Gold! More Jewelry than the jewelry stores
                                                                                                                                          Do you live in The Blythewood
     411 Rutledge St., Camden (next to SAFE Credit)                                         Pet Shack                                      Leader’s distribution area?
                      803-425-5727                                           House Pet Sitting, Grooming, Tropical Fish
                www.camdenpawn.com                                   Breeder of Exotic Birds & Chihuahuas, German Rottweilers
                                                                      110 N. Congress St., Winnsboro • 803-815-PETS (7387)              List your items in
           LANDSCAPE SUPPLIES
            Dixie Landscape Supply, Inc.
       You will love our Dixie Mix and our mulches!
                                                                                       PHARMACIES
                                                                                   Blythewood Pharmacy
                                                                                                                                       the only local paper
                     YES....we deliver!
             www.dixielandscapesupply.com
                                                                                 & Home Medical Equipment
                                                                                 420-B McNulty Road, Blythewood
                                                                                                                                            that gives
                       803-691-9890                                                        786-8110
                                                                                                                                          classifieds for
    LAWNMOWER SALES / REPAIR                                                PLUMBING & ELECTRICAL
                Wymer’s Lawn & Garden                                           Allan’s Electrical & Plumbing
      Small Engine Repair, Lawn Mower Repair & Sales                      Serving Fairfield County since 1994, now serving
           Free pick-up/delivery in 10 mile radius                              Blythewood and Northeast Columbia
       672 Smallwood Rd., Ridgeway • 803-337-8704                                  1469 E. Peach Rd., Ridgeway
                                                                                             Allan Lewis
           LUMBER & HARDWARE                                                                 803-635-5773
               B & W Lumber Co., Inc.
     Framing, Millwork, Roofing, Siding, Paint & More                              P.D. Nordman Plumbing                               the blythewood
              5934 Farrow Road, Columbia
                         754-1993
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 Television Trivia of the ‘80’s                                                                Word Search
 Questions: (Answers in the next edition)                   Y V T W V M B B M Y Z               I H Z Y F D J D Q M G Q U X S V W X W
1. What was the name of the older brother on
   Happy Days?                                              A P T B N Z F W U W M U N M N I U X D H N N Y G N Q G A U O
2. What was the name of the principal on Saved
                                                            W N X R N J          L Y C L Q N A C I E H F Z Y R Z Q O J K W K F N
   By the Bell?
3. What was the name of the castle that gave                C D U D X Q T C E D S L N P Y K X J Q Y W O I                        J W Q I R V U
   He-Man his powers?
4. On M*A*S*H, what was Walter ‘Radar’                      T Y W O F N X Q P A Y M E N T P D N F L X T P Y O F G N J Q
   O’Reilley’s home town?
5. What did Archie Bunker on ‘All In The Family’            Q V T D A K E Z N G R T N                    I R V U Y O V C I Y G W W R Q N E
   call his son-in-law Mike?
                                                            X A N G O M V L S G T B J                    S E C F N B U D I     S F A X D S A N
               Last Issue Answers:
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1. What Georgia town did the first Dukes of Hazzard
   episodes take place? Covington, Ga.                      L F T C U D Y N H F S U X S O S F E A G U G I                        S O V B C Z L
2. What was the name of the Other short-lived spinoff
  of “Three’s Company?” “Three’s a Crowd”                   U B N W R A F M N N C W S H R V D X V D O L Y D T F R T Y U
3. What was the name of the home that Sofia Patrillo
   lived in before moving in with her daughter on the       D I U D E Y K O S S               I N N T P V O K N T I O I         E M A H X E A
   Golden Girls? Shady Pines
4. What Show did the Simpsons first appear? The Tracy        J K O A I U Q L A R E D E F M V Q U X N M Q Z A H N T B U P
  Ullman Show
5. The Jefferson’s was a spinoff of what show? All in       Q V C V J D A I            V W G I      I    D U O F G G S X R Z X F Y X E B O
   the Family
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                                                                                                        Tax Season
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 each column must contain the numbers 1 to                      ACCOUNTANT                 INTEREST                ANNUITIES          DEADLINE
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                 Diversity and Mystery                                  What I enjoyed the        ings.                               fathom how much use I             feel at home within a mat-
                                                                     most though was seeing          The artist works that            could get out of a ketchup        ter of moments. But the
                                  ural habitat. The best way         all the exquisite art that   took my breath away be-             bottle that large.                best way to try and under-
                                  to discover the mystery            the St. Louis Art Museum     longed to Andy Warhol.                 The world is full of un-       stand the mysteries in our
                                  that is other people is to         held within its pristine     As I looked at a series of          answered questions and            lives is to explore the di-
                                  get to know the one place          doors. I was a little sur-   similar prints with differ-         mysteries that will most          verse regions, and observe
                                  where they feel the most           prised to find some of the   ent colors, I realized that         likely never be solved.           its inhabitants.
                                  safe and at home.                  most superb pieces of art    Andy Warhol was one of              There are some people we             Although I may under-
                                     Recently I had the op-          I have had ever viewed.      my favorites, not just be-          will never understand, and        stand Kim a little more
                                  portunity to visit one of          I saw one of my favorite     cause of his attention to           others we will be able to         now, I guess how much
                                  my dearest friends in her          painter’s, Claude Monet’s    detail and extreme color            predict their every move.         ketchup fits in the world’s
                                  hometown. My friend,               work, Water Lilies. Claude   schemes, but because he             There are some places that        largest ketchup bottle will
     Madison Cooke                Kim was born and raised            Monet is one of my favor-    was the first person bril-          we will never feel at home        be just another mystery for
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•Mockingbird                    haunts me and, at the same
                                time, forces me to reflect
                                                                           Blythewood Academy Students Tour
                                                                                     Court House
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From Page 7                     upon where we were, where
                                we are and where we still
Hembree, To Kill A Mock-        need work in terms of racial,
ingbird is set in Alabama       gender and socioeconomic
during the Great Depression     discrimination. What a joy
and follows the journey of      to be able to explore this re-
Jem and Scout Finch, whose      ality in my lifetime.”
father has been appointed          The cast features: Cassie
to defend Tom Robinson, a       Gibson as Scout, Nicholas
black man framed for a crime    Perry as Jem, Steve Reeves
he didn’t commit. As the tri-   as Atticus, and Max High-
al progresses, Jem and Scout    smith as Tom. The cast also
witness their community in      includes Rosalind Watson,
a tense tug of war between      Denise Pearman, Julie Mc-
justice and racism. This        Callum, Margie Smith,                      Ms. Belt’s Community Works class from Richland
timeless classic compels us     Raymond Morris, Andrew                   Two’s Blythewood Academy visited the Richland
                                                                                                                                         From Left to right: Jessica Fox, Valerie Miller, Lillie
to take an honest look at our   Spencer, John Carrington,                County Court House in December. The students
                                                                                                                                          Buschmann, Anthony Richards, Nicole Schuldes.
nation’s past and our moral     Phil Markert, Unique Miller,             toured the court house and watched a court session.             The team placed 1st, for the 2nd year in a row, in this
responsibility to each other.   Abbie Pearman, Paul Cov-                 The judges spoke with the students afterward. The                 year’s South Carolina Future City Competition.
Harper Lee found instant        ington, Jason Pulaski, Bill              class has been working with The South Carolina Bar
fame after To Kill a Mock-      Funderburk, Alex Trznadel                Related Education Program.                                        Blythewood Middle School took home top honors
ingbird was published in        and Joe Hudson. The set is                                                                              at the SC Regional National Engineers Week Future
1960. The novel was show-
ered with literary awards,
                                designed by Andy Mills,
                                with lighting and sound de-
                                                                         •Number                       advantages of breast en-
                                                                                                       hancements, complete
                                                                                                                                        City Competition Saturday, January 22 on the cam-
                                                                                                                                        pus of USC Aiken. This is the second year in a row
including the Pulitzer Prize    sign by Bryant Herring. The              From Page 9                   with before and after            Blythewood Middle has taken the prize and will be
for Fiction in 1961.            stage manager is Sharon                                                photos. Interesting it was       representing SC at the national finals during Nation-
   “How exciting and chal-      Noeltner.                                tion, residence, socio-       but I declined the offer.        al Engineering Week, February 18-22, 2011. This
lenging to present To Kill         Audience          members             economic status, income,         Now and then I get            engineering competition for middle school students
A Mockingbird, one of the       should be aware that the                 job status, religion, mari-   an offer to buy a burial         asks them to create a city of the future. Students cre-
most profound novels ever       show contains adult content              tal status, what you own,     plot. When you begin to          ate a computer model of their city, a physical model,
written,” says Hembree.         and language.                            your language, and mo-        get burial plot offers in        and present their model to panels of expert judges.
“With a very famous film             For more information                bility, and shrewd mar-       your mailbox you know            They are also required to write an essay each year
version and an even more        or for tickets, call 803-425-            keters get a good idea of     you’re headed for one            focused on a specific theme, this year it was to cre-
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ing, the challenge is in cre-   the FAC website at www.                  come the telemarketer         all right. The point of no       a future population in our city. BMS also won the
ating a new reality for local   fineartscenter.org. The Fine             calls, junk mail, and         return. But that’s okay.         award for Excellence in Biomedical Engineering,
performers and audiences,       Arts Center of Kershaw                   spam. They don’t always       I’ll be a number no more         this year’s theme. Presenting team members: Lil-
using the uniqueness of live    County is located at 810                 hit the mark though.          nor will junk mail, spam-        lie Buschmann, 8th grade, Valerie Miller, 8th grade,
theatre as the entry point.     Lyttleton Street in Camden.                 Marketers make comi-       mers, and telemarketers          and Anthony Richards, 7th grade. Teacher sponsors:
As a 50-year old native         Box office hours are Mon-                cal mistakes now and          bother me anymore. For           Jessica Fox and Nicole Schuldes. Engineer Mentor:
Southerner, growing up in a     day through Wednesday and                then. A few weeks ago         I, my friends, will have         Steven King. The Future City national finals will be
small rural town before in-     Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and               I got some eye-opening        reached the ultimate             held at the Hyatt Regency - Capitol Hill, Washing-
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     Staff and Students Plant Tree in Honor of                                                                                 Missed and Remembered
                                                                                                                                                         Edward Owens
        Michael Brown’s Memory at BMS                                                          The funeral service for Edward Owens,                                                             fishing at Lake Wateree with Clark. He always
                                                                                           83, of Blythewood, was held 10 o’clock,                                                               had projects going on up at the lake and stayed
                                                                                           Thursday, January 13, 2011, at Pine View                                                              busy helping Bobbie next door. He loved the
                                                                                           Baptist Church, 111 Pine View Church Rd,                                                              Carolina Gamecocks, traveling and going on
                                                                                           Blythewood. Officiating was his nephews,                                                              cruises. His hobbies included woodworking,
                                                                                           The Rev. Johnny Dickinson, The Rev. Jerry                                                             fishing and boating at his Lake Wateree home.
                                                                                           Barlowe, The Rev. Mikki Corley Gay, and Pas-                                                          He was the“grill”sergeant and gracious host to
                                                                                           tor Jacob Helsley. Interment followed in the                                                          countless friends and family. Many youngsters
                                                                                           church cemetery with full military honors.                                                            learned to ski and tube behind his old Evinrude
                                                                                           The family received friends following the                                                             boat with Eddie watching from the bank grin-
                                                                                           service in the church fellowship hall. Shives                                                         ning and cheering them all the while flipping
                                                                                           Funeral Home assisted the family. Memori-                                                             burgers and bar-be-queing chicken.
                                                                                           als may be made to the Breath of Life Lutheran Church, PO Box 565,               Left behind to cherish his memory, are his loving daughters, Mary
      Michael Brown
                                                                                           Blythewood, SC 29016.                                                       Ellen “Bo” (Larry) Corley, Deborah McNair, Jeannie (Sammy) Blume of
  Michael Brown, 6th Grade student at Blythewood Middle School, passed away Mon-               Mr. Owens was born November 20, 1927, in Highland Home,                 Blythewood; grandchildren, Mikki (Bob) Gay, Chris (Sharon) Corley, Phil
day, January 3, 2011, evening. The family informed BMS of his passing Tuesday, Janu-       Alabama, the 6th child of Charlie and Loduski White Owens. He went          McNair, Jr. and Todd McNair, Gina (Josh) Akey, Mandy (John) Stafford,
ary 4, 2011, morning and they proceeded to meet with his classmates throughout the         home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 10, 2011. At the age of         Billy (Jennifer) Mosley and Kathy Morrison; 12 great grandchildren;
day and began to offer grief counseling services. The connect ed message went out          17, Eddie chose to start his life adventure by enlisting in the US Army.    sister-in-law, Pearl Owens of Alabama; nieces, Daisy (Johnny) Dickin-
Tuesday night and Wednesday morning to the Blythewood Middle School families.              He saw duty overseas in Europe and Korea, and served in WW II and           son, Frances (Jerry) Barlowe, Joanie Maddox, Eula Pearl Nolan, Sherry
The school had a moment of silence in Michael’s Honor as the news of his passing was       the Korean Conflict. Retiring in 1966, after 23 years of unfaltering love   (Larry) Allen and Jancie Hunt of Indiana; and 3 nephews, Glen Owens,
shared with the rest of the student body on Wednesday.                                     and honor to the United States of America, Eddie then pursued careers       Douglas Owens, R.D. “Junior” (Sandra) Owens, Jr., all of Alabama; 5
  BMS also offered an advisor/advisee time through their BOLT (Blythewood’s Own            and retirements with both the SC Forestry Commission and the City of        great nephews and great nieces; Ex-wife, Jennie G. Owens Martin of
Lifeskill Training) time, so the lesson was catered toward the grieving process and cop-   Columbia.                                                                   Blythewood. In addition to his parents, Eddie was preceded in death by
ing with the loss. Michael’s classmates spent the week making cards for the family             He met and married Jennie Lee Gunter Mosley in Blythewood               siblings, Janie Owens, Eula Hunt, Leota Owens, R.D. Owens, Tommy D.
and celebrating his impact on the community. A tree dedication ceremony was held in        where they lived and raised their four children. He also helped organize    Owens; son, Lloyd Allen Mosley, Sr; grandson, L.A. Mosley, Jr. of Blythe-
Michael’s Honor, and students were encouraged to think of Michael’s infectious smile       and carry out weekend horse rides and trail rides in the Blythewood         wood; granddaughter, Nancy Scott McNair.
every time they passed a magnolia tree- whether it be here at school, a grandparent’s      area.                                                                            His support and generosity to family, friends and strangers will
backyard, or years down the road.                                                              After all his retirements Eddie spent his leisure time visiting with    never be matched, as no one did it better. He loved his family dearly
  “We know that he would want us to think of him....and smile.”-Heli Shelley, M. Ed.       Les at the VFW, talking to his buddies Eddie Coker and Mr. Abbott, and      and was always there for everyone.


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                                                                                                                                                                  interest rate risk such that when interest rates rise, the prices of bonds can decrease and
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            Killian Community Club Goes on a Basket Brigade                                                                                                       to alternative minimum tax (AMT). Municipal bonds may have original issue discount.

     During the challenging winter months,
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decide between food or heat.The gift of a food                                                                                                                    financial advisor today.
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Deputy Garo Brown of the Richland County                                                                                                                                      Chris Jewett
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and Gregory Gable, a Langford Road Elementary            needy seniors from the members networking in the
student (and Elaine Keller’s nephew), gathered at 104    community and through Richland County Sheriff’s                                                                          135 Blythewood Road
Joe Apree Circle to prepare to spread some holiday       Department’s Project H.O.P.E. (Helping Our Precious                                                                      Suite F
cheer to local seniors who have been identified as       Elderly) program.                                                                                                        Blythewood, SC 29016
needing assistance this holiday season.                      Monies for the food basket items are raised via                                                                      803-754-0277
     Members of the Killian Community Club cheerfully    monthly member dues and an annual fundraiser,               wood community and the surrounding Columbia
prepared 115 food baskets filled with a frozen turkey,   where each member is required to sell 100 raffle tick-      area. The club provides: • an annual Senior Citizen
boxed stuffing mix, gravy mix, a bag of rice, a bag of   ets (a total of 3,000 tickets). Three prizes are raffled    Breakfast, free of charge, for needy senior citizens
beans, various canned vegetables, and a fresh fruit
medley. The operation was well-planned, with mem-
                                                         during this fundraising event.
                                                             Killian Community Club has an Entertainment
                                                                                                                     wishing to attend;• Christmas baskets to seniors in           oriental furniture
                                                                                                                     need of help each Christmas; • various services, such
bers reviewing their lists and checking them twice as    Committee that coordinates purchasing and picking           as lawn maintenance, to local seniors unable to per-                & gifts
they loaded their vehicles and Richland County Sher-     up of the food items for the baskets. The frozen tur-       form these tasks; and • check-ins for local seniors to           • Money Trees • Vases • Lucky Bamboos
iff’s deputies’ vehicles with food baskets topped with   keys are purchased from Caughman’s Meats and the            ensure they are safe or need any type of help.                     • Mother-of-Pearl • Pictures • Screens
Christmas cards for their appointed seniors.             remaining basket items are purchased from Thomas                The Killian Community Club currently has about
     As the cars and trucks were loaded, members joy-    & Howard Company, all at discounted prices. The             25 members and meets monthly (every third Satur-                          • Furniture • Clothing
fully drove off to deliver food baskets. The purpose     plastic clothes baskets in which the food is delivered      day), 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m., at 104 Joe Apree Circle in
of delivering the food baskets is to not only provide    are purchased from various local vendors. However, it       Blythewood.
nutritional food to seniors during the holiday season,   is becoming more difficult to find someone willing to           If you are interested in joining the Killian Com-
but to keep the seniors connected with the commu-        donate or sell these in bulk.                               munity Club, know a senior in need, or would like
nity. The seniors are very appreciative of the holiday       The Killian Community Club members are com-             to support the club, contact Tim Cannon, President,
food baskets and they also enjoy the company. The        mitted to showing compassion to our seniors in need         (803) 447-4647, or John Campbell, Vice President,
visits with them, though only for a few minutes, re-     and are making an impact and a difference in our            (803) 466-9682. Membership is by application and
ally brightened their day. These seniors benefit from    community- one life at a time.                              committee review, which includes interviewing ap-
the visits because KCC members reach out and touch           The Killian Community Club was established in           plicants. President Tim Cannon said there is main            1945 Decker Blvd.                          (803)
them. KCC members benefit from the home visits be-
cause they enjoy a sense of helping the community.
                                                         1995. It was formed as a non-profit organization to
                                                         provide support for the senior citizens of the Blythe-
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•Sisterhood                             the roller derby team because
                                        of the diversity of the team
From Page 1                             members. “There’s a common
                                        misconception about roller
                                        derby,” LaTonya said. “People
stereotype roller derby women as being from a lower socioeco-
nomic status and as being loud, obnoxious and wanting to fight.
But the truth of the matter is that there are women from all walks
of life on the team. There are lawyers, professionals, military, col-
lege students and even mother/daughter teams. And the great
thing about it is that even though we may hit each other on the
rink, we are all still friends.”
   According to these ladies, roller derby works great as a stress re-
liever. “Some members have been victims of abuse,” said LaTonya,
“and becoming a member of the team has allowed them to begin
to believe in themselves. We all find out that we have strengths we
didn’t even know existed.”
   Being a member of the Columbia QuadSquad requires that the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The Columbia QuadSquad
team members pay dues and purchase all of their equipment. “We
buy our own gear, and we pay for our own travel,” Melissa said. “Ticket                                                                                                                                                                                     Jamil Road, Columbia, SC. Doors open at 4:00 pm and the B-team bout               Admission to the event is $10 in advance and $12 at the door, while
sales allow us to contribute to local charities, and we choose a charity                                                                                                                                                                                    starts at 4:30 p.m. The main event begins at 6:00pm. The event features       children 10 and under are admitted for free. Tickets can be purchased
in the community to give part of the proceeds. The remainder of the                                                                                                                                                                                         beer sales from The Whig and concessions.                                     in advance from any rollergirl, 2G’s Clothing in Five Points, The Whig
proceeds goes back into the league to keep it running.”                                                                                                                                                                                                        With an undefeated 2010 season, CQS is hoping to start off the sea-        or online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com. Admission includes
   Even though roller derby forms friendships and a sisterhood                                                                                                                                                                                              son with another win. Also with something to prove, the Miss B-havers,        access to the after party at The Wild Hare, 5122 Bush River Road, Co-
among all of the Roller Derby Association, it is most definitely a very                                                                                                                                                                                     a junior varsity team of Columbia QuadSquad, will have its first bout         lumbia, SC.
competitive sport. With six Roller Derby teams in South Carolina, the                                                                                                                                                                                       of the season against the newly formed Appalachian Rollergirls from               The Columbia QuadSquad is a skater owned and operated, all-female,
Columbia QuadSquad has been state champions for the past two                                                                                                                                                                                                Boone, NC.                                                                    flat-track roller derby league based in Columbia, SC. The team’s mission
years.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The upcoming bout will be highlighting the charity Rolling Read-           is to promote sportswomanship, female empowerment and community
    The women of the Columbia QuadSquad roller derby league invite                                                                                                                                                                                          ers. Rolling Readers of the Midlands is a non-profit organization that        consciousness through activities, events and charity involvement. For
you to their “Winter Wonder Jam” bout against the New River Valley                                                                                                                                                                                          encourages a love of reading among children through our read aloud            more information about the Columbia QuadSquad, please visit www.
Rollergirls of Blacksburg, VA Saturday, January 29, at Jamil Temple, 206                                                                                                                                                                                    program, book give-aways, and tutoring.                                       columbiaquadsquad.com.


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For Sale                            For Sale                                Automobiles Real Estate                                                           Employment                      Employment
2-Four wheelers for        Sale.    11 guitars and 1 guitjo for             2004 Chrysler Sebring               Fantastic home for sale in                    Nail Tech needed at Salon       Work at Home. We partner
1998 Red Suzuki’s          quad     sale. Call 803-438-1604.                Limited, convertible, CD,           Blythewood. Summer Pines.                     Carolina, 158 A Langford        with BBB approved Inc.
runners, low hours,        good                                             leather, power seats, alloy         Only 5 yrs. old, 3BR, 2.5BA,                  Road. Call Brenda at 754-       500 Co. We do not sell/
condition. $5000 for       both     FOR SALE- Queen/Full                    wheels, 79K. $6500 OBO.             large bonus room. Large tiled                 0077.                           stock products. Excellent
OBO. 803-309-9783.                  headboards look very good               803-786-9869 or 803-261-            kitchen and baths, Berber                                                     earning potential. Free
                                    for only $59 a piece. Three                                                                                               Booth rentals available for     training. Contact Karen
GE Electric dryer, 2 years                                                  5584.                               carpet, master suite on lower                 hairsylist/cosmetologist
                                    to choose from. Call 803-                                                                                                                                 at 803-736-8355 or www.
old, economy size. $150                                                                                         level, fenced back yard                       at Salon Carolina, 158A         WorkHomeYes.com.
                                    238-6288                                1983 Ford Van E350 rebuilt 351.     and much more. $145,000
OBO. Works excellent. 803-                                                  Good work van. Needs power                                                        Langford Rd., Blythewood.       Sign up to sell AVON for free
447-3602.                           For Sale, 6” bench grinder                                                  Motivated Seller. Call 786-                   Call Brenda for details. 754-
                                                                            steering pump and muffler. $850     7602.                                                                         with minimum $50 order for
                                    w/ light, $35, 7-12” concrete           OBO. Call 803-309-9614.                                                           0077.                           the first three campaigns.
For Sale- Fisher Price: Laugh       form tubes, $60, power spray                                                FSBO, Brick 3BR, 2BA                                                          Call Sandra Hyder at 803-
and Learn, Smart Bounce             washer 1200 psi electric,                                                                                                 Booth rental available
                                                                            1989 240 DL, 4 door, in             with separate 2BR, 1BA                                                        865-8303.
and Spin Pony. ages 12-36           $100, industrial shelving                                                                                                 for    Cosmetologist/Nail
                                                                            excellent condition. $500           mother-in-law suite. Partially
mos. Hardly used, looks             rated at 2500 lbs. per shelf,                                                                                             Tech. Cuttin’ Loose Hair
                                                                            OBO. 803-788-6597.                  furnished, fully fenced
new. $25. 803-834-4712.                                                                                                                                       Salon, 429 Main Street,
                                    mult. units $50 each, Troybilt
                                                                            54 Ford Customline 4Dr Sedan.       in. 1.4 acres, located on
                                                                                                                                                              Blythewood. Call Sandra
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Email
1997 Yamaha 760 Jet Ski and         8.5hp two stage snowblower,                                                 Highway 321 (3.9 miles from
Trailer; Serviced 5/27/2010;        like new, $575, 80 lb. fertilizer       Engin runs. Ready to restore.
                                                                                                                Blythewood). $139,900. Call
                                                                                                                                                              Dee Christmus at 803-735-          The Blythewood
                                                                            $2000. Call 803-309-9614                                                          8903.
New Battery and Cover, 2            dispenser, pull behind $50,                                                 714-5568. Leave message.                                                       Leader at info@the-
Vests and Other Accessories;        803-753-1937.                           1985 GMC Shortbed, custom                                                         Booth rental available for
$ 2,500 FIRM; 803-572-7110                                                  paint and interior, all new         1 & 2 BR eff. apts in                         hairsylist/cosmetologist at      blythewoodleader.
                                    12x10 aluminum building                 parts. $6500 OBO. Call 803-         Winnsboro, fresh paint in
For Sale- Girl twin sheets and                                                                                                                                Studio B Hair Salon. Call                com
                                    w/wooden floor, $900.                   394-1199.                           and out, back yard w/ picnic
comfotter set. Some Disney                                                                                                                                    Barbara for details. 462-
                                    12x8 aluminum sides, roof,                                                  table, grill & fire pit. Must                 2102.
character sets. Selling for $25
a set. Call 803-337-2778.
                                    wooden floor, 2 windows by
                                    door, $700. Call 803-260-
                                                                            Boats                               have good renter past. 1BR
                                                                                                                $395mo plus dep. 2BR $445
Single water bed w/mattress,
liner & heater. 2 sets of sheets
                                    3210.

                                    12 foot dump trailer, like
                                                                            Boat and Trailer for sale.
                                                                            1994 Invader Inboard Boat.
                                                                                                                mo. plus dep. Call 803-261-
                                                                                                                9783 for appt.                                     LARGE INVENTORY
included. $100. 736-7139.                                                   20.5’ low hours, good
                                    new. $3500 firm. Call 786-              condition. White w/gray/            For Rent- 1800 sf upstairs
The FIRM TransFIRMer Set:           4357.                                   black stripes on side. $7000        apartment, 2BR, 1BA, LR,
includes stepper and 4 DVD’s                                                OBO. 803-309-9783.                  deck overlooking pond
w/ 7 workouts. ONLY $50.            Estate Sale- Boats, furniture,                                              on 10 acres. Located in
803-439-1349                        etc. Call 803-438-2760 or                                                   Blythewood near Lake
Horizon Fitness Treadmill,
                                    803-243-4759.                           Real Estate                         Carolina. Cable, A/C,
very nice, used about 4 times,      Mighty Mule 35 single                                                       Shared kitchen, W/D. No
                                    gate automatic gate opener.             For Rent- in Blythewood,            pets. $700/mo, $400 sec.
has everything on it. $400.                                                 5BR, 3BA, LR, DR, Den w/
803-438-1604.                       Brand new, 12 mo. warranty.                                                 dep. Shared electric and
                                    Swing up to 16 ft., includes            fp, DW, Micro, Refrigerator,        satellite. Call Liz at 786-
FOR Sale- Car cover for             2 remotes. $275. Call 803-              Stove, W/D Conn., Central           8112 or 803-917-8716.
Chrysler Cirrus. Paid $35           337-8704.                               H/A, water and garbage
will sell for $25. Only used                                                service, private country            For       Rent-Blythewood.
several times. Almost New.          Small mahogany dunk &                   area. Close to district 2 bus       2BR, 1BA, kitchen, LR,
Call 803-438-2434. Leave            phyffe coffee table $ 75.00,            stop. $975/mo, $600 sec.                         Father’s
                                                                                                                Stove/Refrig., Central H/A,                                 Day - June 17th
                                    antique walnut desk with                                                                           Father’s Day -
                                                                                                                storage shed, large deck,                                  June 17th!
message.                                                                    dep. Available Feb. 1. 803-
                                    box joint drawers $ 225.00,             754-2995.                                          ACOUSTIC & ELECTRIC
                                                                                                                W/D Conn., water/garbage
                                                                                                                                 ACOUSTIC & ELECTRIC
Bad Boy Comm. Zero Turn 60”
mower, less than 50 hrs. use,
                                    1850’s solid cherry hall tree
                                                                                                                area. $600/mo plus $400Electric$74 & up
                                                                                                                service, private country
                                                                                                                                     Electric
                                                                                                                                           GUITARS           Guitars
                                                                                                                                     Electric Guitars • Acoustic Guitars
                                    $ 355.00, Danner mahogany               For Rent-Exit 27, Blythewood,                             GUITARS
                                                                                                                                            Acoustic Guita
extra blade incl. $4495, 44” Zero   revolving goods case dated                                                  sec. dep. 803-754-2995.
                                                                                                                                           Acoustic Guitars
                                                                                                                                             Mandolins • Banjos$29 & up
                                                                            21 acres, 3BR house, 2 acre pond
Turn Cub Cadet Z-Force mower,
new 26 hp motor, $2495. 803-
                                    12-10-1877 $ 595.00 Call
                                    803-753-1937.
                                                                            loaded w/fish, hunt deer, very      FOR RENT: Commercial
                                                                                                                                                                • Violins
                                                                            private, deck on front & rear of                       $
                                                                                                                                       29                                 $
                                                                                                                                                                            74
753-1937.
                                    FOR SALE: 6 boxes of yard               house overlooking pond. 1.2 miles
                                                                                                                property, 152 1/2 Blythewood
                                                                                                                Road- in the town up& of29$
                                                                                                                                          & up
                                                                                                                                                      Amps
                                                                                                                                              Drums • $&74 • Accessories & up
                                                                                                                                                         up
Tires w/rims & lug nuts, set of     sale items, 2 containers of             to I-77, Rich 2 schools, $1100/mo   Blythewood. Call 803-960-

                                                                                                                                                                   CAMDEN CAMDEN PAWN 803-425-57
4, Goodyear #275/60R17. $600.       old bottles, handicap items             plus full dep. Call 803-261-9783    4071 or 803-754-2317.
Call between 4-8pm. 803-419-        (chair, walker, cain, etc.).            for appt.                                          411 Rutledge St.
                                                                                                                                         411 RutlCredit)
                                                                                                                               (next to SAFE edge St.
                                                                                                                                                                            PAWN DOWNTOWN 411 Rutledge St.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         425-572
                                                                                                                                                                                                         (Next to SAFE Credit)
7966.                               $200 for all. Call 803-735-
                                    8917.
                                                                            FOR SALE- 1 acre of land with       Services                   (next to SAFE Credit)      DOWNTOWN    425-5727
                                                                                                                                                                                803-425-5727 (803) 425-5727
                                                                                                                                                                   Camden 411 Rutledge St., Camden
Seasoned fire wood for sale.
                                                                            house, 2BR, 1BA, LR, DR,
Call Jabo at 803-348-7733.                                                                                      Piano Lessons offered by
                                     Follow the Leader-                     small sunroom, small room for
This year’s shelled pecans for        The Blythewood                        office or computer room on          classically trained pianist.
                                                                                                                $40/month for weekly lessons.                               Pawn (Next to SAFE Credit)
sale. Quart or gallon. Call 803-
438-1604.
                                          Leader
                                                                            Springvale Rd, Lugoff. $26,000.
                                                                            Call 803-351-9862                   Register at 803-834-4214.                          www.camdenpawn.com           803-425-5727
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  Four Seasons Furniture and Mattress Gallery                      Family Owned and Operated

             60 Day                           Tax Refund Extra $avings $ale                                                Throw Blankets:
          Layaway Plan
            Available                        Storewide 20-40% OFF                                                          Durable, Soft, Warm
                                                                                                                         12 styles to choose from:
     Queen Ma ress Sets                                             Lamps                                                        $39.95
    $299 and up                                           50% OFF
      2 Piece Living Room Groups                          3 Piece Area Rugs
         (includes Sectionals)
    $699 and up                                                  $59.95
             7 Piece All Wood Bedroom Groups
                         $999 and up
    Open Monday through Saturday:
            10am-7pm
                                                                 135-A Blythewood Road
                                                                      (next to IGA)            803-691-6804

               Rick Williams Auto Sales
                                                                               1990 Isuzu Low Rider, new motor, nice rims                      $1650
   CUSTOMIZED GOLF CARTS                                                       2004 Pontiac Sunfire, 130K miles                                 $2995
              CLUB                                        EZGO                 2000 Toyota Corolla, auto                                       $2495
                                                                               2003 Volkswagon Passat, 112K miles                              $4500
                                                                               1999 Chevy Malibu, 145K miles                                   $2150
                                                                               1997 Acura CL, 163K miles                                       $3000
                                                                               2004 Ford Focus, 115K miles                                     $3100
                                                                               1994 Ford Taurus Police Special, 55K miles                      $1895
                                                                               2002 Mercury Sable                                              $2500
                                                                               1995 Toyota Sienna LE                                           $2775
     Golf Cart 6, 8, & 12 Volt Batteries: Best Prices Around!                  2003 Nissan Pathfinder                                           $8500
   Excellent Golf Cart Service Department!                                      All cars qualify for a 3 month or 3,000 miles warranty, we pay half of
                                                                                                        the cost of the warranty...
         Parts and Repairs Available!
                                                                                   4 Wheelers               Dirt Bikes              Mopeds
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   100’s of            S U.S. #1 N
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     772 Highway 1 South, Lugoff             803-408-1522                                                        803-572-1832
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