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   Each Thanksgiving, everyone takes the
time to give thanks. But for the Barkhoff
family, they give thanks every day of the
                                                   Thankful Every Day                                                                              terrible had happened to her son. “I thought
                                                                                                                                                   Donnie had been hit by a car or something,”
                                                                                                                                                   she said. “I went down Claudia Drive and
year that Donnie is still with them.                                     Michelle Jackson, Publisher/Editor                                        saw people standing by the sandpits. One
   In March of 1993, Donnie encountered an accident that                                                                          of the neighbors told me it was Donnie. I remember a man
very well could have taken his life. As a matter of fact, he                                                                      grabbing me by the arm and telling me my son was going
believes he did die, and came back to life. Twenty days                                                                           to be okay. When I got to him, he was wrapped in a ther-
after his twenty-first birthday was a day that changed his                                                                        mo blanket, and all I could see was his face. He kept tell-
life forever.                                                                                                                     ing me he was sorry and he was just trying to get home. I
   “I had gone to pick up something for a neighbor,” said                                                                         wanted to take him home, to take care of him, but because
Sallie, Donnie’s mother. “When I returned home, my                                                                                of the hypothermia, he was transported to the hospital.”
neighbor told me that Donnie had called and had been in                                                                              Donnie’s body weight was normally 120 pounds, but
a car accident on Two Notch Road, but he was okay.”                                                                               when he arrived at the hospital, he weighed 385 pounds
   Donnie waited around for a ride back home, and after                                                                           due to all the mud on him. “They put me in the shower
a while, he decided to walk. He lived behind Columbia                                                                             to being up my temperature,” Donnie said. “It took five
Mall at the time, and thought he would take a short cut                                                                           treatments to get all the mud out my hair.”
through the sand pits. “At that time, the sand pits were                                                                             After raising his body temperature back to normal,
behind Tire Kingdom,” he said. “It was more like clay                                                                             Donnie was released to go home. “I have lost all of my
though.”                                                                                                                          memory of the first 21 years of my life,” he said. “But I
   While walking on the sand pits, Donnie began to sink                                                                           was told it would slowly come back.”
into them. He started bogging down, and the more he                                                                                  Donnie’s mom said she remembers a lake being where
fought, the worse he went down. After about an hour or                                                                            Columbia Mall is now. “There’s water under the ground,”
so, his entire body was submerged, except for his head. “I                                                                        she said, “and that’s what made the clay so soft.” The
                                                                                    Donnie Barkhoff
screamed and yelled for help during that hour,” he said.                                                                          sandpits have since grown up, with trees and shrubbery,
“But no one came. I gave up, and thought to myself that I      time, I remember seeing Jesus. We walked toward each               and the area has been fenced off.
was going to die here. Finally, I saw a head pop up in the     other. I never saw his face, but instead saw a silhouette of          “I know it wasn’t my time,” Donnie said. “But if I had
back of a yard nearby. The guy came as close to me as he       people all around in a white field. I remember Jesus talk-         weighed 200 pounds or more, I wouldn’t be here today.”
could get and told me his dad called 911. He stayed with       ing to me, and I am convinced it was Jesus. He had broad              Since that day, Donnie has become active in church.
me until the firefighters and paramedics arrived.              shoulders, long curly hair, he was a bit taller than me and        “He never used to go before the accident,” Sallie said.
   “The firefighters arrived first,” Donnie continued, “and    he had a deep, deep voice. I felt such a sense of peace at         “But he doesn’t miss a Sunday now.”
brought out a five foot ladder. They laid it on the ground     the time. It is hard to explain, but it felt like all my burdens      “Even though I am thankful to still be here, to be able
and it sank into the clay. One of the firemen grabbed a res-   were gone. He told me, ‘When I am ready for you, I’m               to enjoy the holidays with family,” Donnie said, “I am
cue rope and threw it to me. I tied the rope around me four    bringing you home.’ Evidently, he wasn’t ready. I began            not afraid of death anymore. The indescribable feeling of
times, but my arms, and my whole body felt like jello, like    to pull myself out with the rope. Once I finally got out, I        peacefulness is so welcoming that it makes coming back
a rubberband. I was numb.                                      was standing in front of the Fire Captain, and I told him I        to life difficult.”
   “When one of the firemen saw my eyes beginning to           was going home. They forced me onto the stretcher, and                “We are so thankful that Donnie is still with us,” Sallie
roll back, he jumped towards me and began to sink him-         put a blanket on me.”                                              said. “If no one had heard his screams, he may very well
self. He was pulled out. The clay began to get soft again,       Hypothermia had set in, and Donnie’s body tempera-               have sank into the earth and been another missing person
and I slipped completely under. For the next twenty-six        ture was in the teens. When Donnie’s mother arrived                with no clues of his whereabouts. We give thanks every
minutes, I was completely under the clay. During that          home, she saw the rescue vehicles and thought something            day that Donnie is still with us.”

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                                                                          on Thanksgiving and Christmas
                                                                                                                              Why Turkey?                                ing in the new land.
                                                                                                                                                                           Another theory is that Queen Eliz-
                                                                          tables in many homes; although this is not the                                        abeth was eating a goose as part of her meal
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                                                                          seems to be a Thanksgiving and Christmas tra-                                         the goose, she found out that the ship, the
  Publication Dates                 Advertising Deadlines                 dition for many people, it had me thinking, why                                       Spanish Armada, who was planning an at-
                                                                          turkey?                                                                               tack on England in the 16th century, had sunk
   December 1, 2011                 November 25, 2011                        Well, there are several theories of how tur-                                       on its way to England. So, as the legend goes,
  December 15, 2011                  December 9, 2011                     key became the center-stone for Thanksgiving                                          she asked for another goose to be served in
   January 12, 2012                   January 6, 2012                     and Christmas feasts as an American tradition.                                        order to celebrate. When the pilgrims re-
   January 26, 2012                  January 20, 2012                     Believe it or not, although it was not the main                                       turned to America, they cooked turkeys in-
   February 9, 2012                  February 3, 2012                     meat for the pilgrims, it is theorized that the                                       stead of geese because of the story and tra-
   February 23, 2012                 February 17, 2012                    famous bird was a part of the first Thanksgiv-                                        dition of Queen Elizabeth. However, turkeys
     March 8, 2012                     March 2, 2012                      ing menu. However, for the Plymouth colonists              Leigh Katsos,             were also hunted and served instead of geese
    March 22, 2012                    March 16, 2012                      and the Wampanoag Indians, the three-day cel-                Columnist               because there were more turkeys than geese
     April 5, 2012                    March 30, 2012                      ebration in 1621, the first Thanksgiving, turkey
                                                                                                                                                               in the new land and less difficult to hunt.
     April 19, 2012                    April 13, 2012                     was not the main meat for their celebration to                                          Today, turkeys are affordable and can be
      May 3, 2012                      April 27, 2012                     God for sending them to the “new land.” Other meats on served to feed a lot of people. Also, turkeys are easier and
     May 17, 2012                      May 11, 2012                       the menu? Duck, eel, seal, cod, and geese were also served. less expensive to process than other meats of its kind. Until
      June 7, 2012                      June 1, 2012                      These meats were easily accessible and there were enough the late 19th century, chicken was viewed more highly than
     June 21, 2012                     June 15, 2012                      for everyone to eat at the celebration. However, turkey was today. Also, chicken meat can be tough, making the turkey
     July 12, 2012                      July 6, 2012                      still served, many believe. The reason is because a famous a better option, along with the size of a turkey being able to
     July 26, 2012                     July 20, 2012                      letter was found that Edward Winslow wrote, writing about feed more people, making it less expensive for families. And
    August 9, 2012                    August 3, 2012                      that he was on a turkey hunting trip, right before the celebra- let’s not forget there is more to buy than just the meat. So this
    August 23, 2012                   August 17, 2012                     tion was planned to begin. However, it should be noted, deer is why turkey is usually the centerpiece on many American
  September 6, 2012                   August 31, 2012                     and wild fowl (duck and geese) are the only two meats that tables on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Hope you have a
  September 20, 2012                September 14, 2012                    historians are sure that were served on the First Thanksgiv- Happy Turkey day!

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                                   Community Happenings
  •Historical Presenter/Author to Talk in Winnsboro.                  •Upper Cervical Health Centers Is reaching out to feed                  •The Christmas Tree Lighting in Blythewood will
Author Aliene Shields will present a program on The                  Columbia’s neediest families. In an effort to help feed                 be held on November 20, 2011 at 5pm at Town Hall,
Legacy of a Common Civil War Soldier at 6 pm at the                  Columbia’s neediest families, Upper Cervical Health Centers             171 Langford Road in Blythewood. The Blythewood
Christ Central Community Center, 235 S. Congress                     of America is organizing a Thanksgiving Holiday Food                    Christmas Parade will be held December 11, 2011. Entry
St., Winnsboro on Nov. 21. Shields worked with co-                   Drive.Here is how it works: NEW PATIENTS:1.Pack ONE                     forms are available online at
author Mac Wyckoff on her inherited collection of                    (1) shopping bag full of non-perishable groceries (see food
                                                                                                                                              •Operation Christmas Child / November 14-21, 2011.
34 letters written by her great grandfather, Thomas                  recommendations below) 2.Schedule your FREE appointment
                                                                                                                                             Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s
Marion Shields, to his wife Mandy and other family                   with one of our doctors. We have reserved Monday, October
                                                                                                                                             Purse, an international Christian relief organization headed
and friends. He was a private in Kershaw’s Brigade,                  24th, through Friday, November 18th especially for you!
                                                                                                                                             by Franklin Graham. The Midlands community will give
Company D of the 3rd Infantry. The letters detail                    Bring your shopping bag donation to your appointment. 3.In
                                                                                                                                             gift-filled shoeboxes to send to children in countries of war,
some of the hardest and bloodiest battles of the War                 exchange for your food donation, you are entitled to a state-
                                                                                                                                             poverty, disease and natural disaster. All ages can share hope,
(1861-1865). On March 2, 1865, Shields was captured                  of-the-art Upper Cervical and neurological examination, as
                                                                                                                                             joy and love in this exciting and rewarding project. The
by the Union Army and held for three days. He was                    well as a painless dermal-thermal test for nerve pressure and
                                                                                                                                             Midlands Collection Center for Operation Christmas Child
allowed to return home after that. He returned to his                X-rays (if necessary) to determine the CAUSE of your health
                                                                                                                                             is North Trenholm Baptist Church, 6515 North Trenholm
life of farming with Mandy, had five children, and died              condition. The normal fee for these procedures are valued
                                                                                                                                             Road, Columbia. Monday, November 14, 9:00 am— 1:00
in his mid–70s. An ordinary life, perhaps, but one that              up to $300.00, but will be performed for NO CHARGE to
                                                                                                                                             pm, Tuesday, November 15, 9:00 am— 1:00 pm, Wednesday,
Shields and Wyckoff believe should be documented.                    you. EXISTING PATIENTS:1.Pack ONE (1) shopping bag
                                                                                                                                             November 16, 1:00 pm—6:00 pm, Thursday, November 17,
The event is free to the public and is being sponsored               full of non-perishable groceries (see food recommendations
                                                                                                                                             9:00 am— 1:00 pm, Friday, November 18, 9:00 am— 5:00
by the John Bratton Chapter #929 of the United                       below). 2.In exchange for your donation, you will receive a
                                                                                                                                             pm, Saturday, November 19, 9:00 am— NOON, Sunday,
Daughters of the Confederacy. The presentation is                    free appointment and Upper Cervical check-up.3.Schedule
                                                                                                                                             November 20, 2:00 pm—4:00 pm, Monday, November
free to the public. For additional information, contact              your FREE appointment between Monday, October 24th
                                                                                                                                             21, 8:00 am—7:00 pm. For all information, please visit
Pam at 803-712-0077.                                                 and Friday, November 24th for you! Bring your shopping
                                                                                                                                             the website at and click on
                                                                     bag donation to your appointment. If you would like to learn
 •Outreach Bicycles for Needy Children is in need of                                                                                         Operation Christmas Child or Samaritan’s Purse toll free
                                                                     more about the Food drive, please call (803) 736-3700. We
donations for this coming Christmas. Alesha Hudson began                                                                                     1-800-353-5949. For more local information, call North
                                                                     cannot do this without your help. We thank you in advance
this ministry at age 6 with the help of her grandmother,                                                                                     Trenholm Baptist Church, 787-2133.
                                                                     and look forward to WORKING FOR YOU FOR FOOD to
and has given out over 300 bicycles to needy children. The           support the needy families in our community!                             •The Fairfield County Main Library renovation
children are selected through the Dept. of Social Services and                                                                               project will begin soon. The Main Library will be closed
the local schools guidance counselors. Donate a bicycle(s),           •The Bethel-Hanberry Athletic Alumni Association
                                                                     (B-HAAS) will host a Holiday Horseshoe and Cards (Spades/               November 21-December 3. During this two-week period
make a deposit at First Palmetto Savings Bank or send                                                                                        the Main Library will relocate to space on the 321 By-
donations to: Outreach Bicycles for Needy Children, 1434             Whist) Tournament on December 10, 2011. Proceeds will
                                                                     go to the organization’s Scholarship Fund. The Horseshoe                Pass next to Hacker Industries (old TG&Y building next
Baldwin Road, Lugoff, SC, 29078. The bicycles will be                                                                                        to DSS and DHEC). While we are closed, materials may
given out at Unity United Methodist Church on December               Tourney kicks off at 1:00 pm with the card tourney beginning
                                                                     at 4:00 pm. You may pre-register for $15.00 per team. Event             be returned in the library book drop. During the two-week
17, Call 803-438-0145 for more information.                                                                                                  period that the Main Library is closed for relocation the
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     Happy Anniversary                                                                 Birth Announcement
   Larry and Katie Ste-                                                             Christopher and
vens of Blythewood,                                                               Alice Wofford an-
SC celebrated 50 years                                                            nounce the birth
of marriage on Septem-                                                            of their daughter,
ber 23, 2011. A drop-in                                                           Laura Campbell,
was held in their honor                                                           on Thursday, Octo-
on October 8, 2011 at                                                             ber 20, 2011 at 3:15
Killian Baptist Church                                                            pm. Laura was 8
in Columbia, SC. Over                                                             pounds 12.8 ounces
one hundred family                                                                and 20.5 inches
members and friends                                                               long. Proud big
joined them to celebrate                                                          brother, Harrison,
this wonderful mile-                                                              and proud big sister,
stone in their lives. The                                                         Olivia, welcomed
drop-in was hosted by                                                             her home. Laura is
their children, Cindy                                                             the granddaughter
and Kenny Eargle of                                                               of Herb and Billie Wofford of Blythewood, Duane Earles of Columbia, and Eme Earles
Blythewood, SC and                                                                of Blythewood. She is the great granddaughter of Homer and Gladys Wofford of Blythe-
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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                                         Sundays at 10am
               424 Lee Rd., Columbia                                                    9203 Wilson Blvd.                                     Holiday Inn Express, Creech Rd., Blythewood
          454-2373 •                                                   754-2070                                                         803.708.4974
          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 • Nursery care available                                                                                                    803-754-7557 or 803-608-1484
                                                                                      Grace Cathedral                           • 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.                                           Macedonia Baptist Church                                              Sunday 9:00 & 10:30am Email: info@                                 Sunday School 9am • Worship 10:15am                                   574 Rimer Pond Road, Blythewood.
                                             72 Macedonia Church Rd., Ridgeway                                          419-0989 • Erik Estep
                                                                                         803- 337-3205
          Crossmark, a Christian Church
    Sundays, 10:00am at the YMCA at Lake Carolina
         (Kelly Mill Rd. at Lake Carolina Dr.)
                                                                            Church Listings are only $10 a month. Call 803-609-4196 to • 803-293-9633                                   have your church listed in The Blythewood Leader.
       Love God. Love People. Serve the World.

                                                        Church Happenings
•FALL BAZAAR. The Women’s Ministry at North Point                    • Women of Purpose--Now has 2 groups....morning &                   • Macedonia Baptist Church Food Pantry is the site
Community Church will hold their second-annual Fall Bazaar           evening! We are a group of women of all ages who want               for food distribution of CSFP (Senior Citizens). This
on Saturday, November 19, from 9 am - 2 pm. The church is            to learn what the Bible has to say about our everyday lives.        distribution will take place on the 3rd Saturday rather than
located at 532 N. Brickyard Road, Columbia, SC 29223. We             All meetings are held at VillageChurch, with the evening            the 4th Saturday for the months of November and December
have several vendors confirmed already, but have openings for        meetings on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30              due to the Holidays. The distribution time will be from 10:00
more at this time. If you or someone you know sells catalog or       p.m. and the morning meetings on the 2nd & 4th Fridays              am - 11:00 am. All seniors 60 years and older are welcomed
                                                                                                                                         to apply during this time. Please bring proof of income and
homemade merchandise, let us know! For more information,             from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. All women of the community                  and a valid document verifying your address. The church
call Karen Bailey at North Point at (803) 699-1008.                  are welcome. There is a $25 fee that will cover your                is located at 72 Macedonia Church Rd. Ridgeway, SC.
                                                                     book, childcare and any other group expenses. For more              29130 Note: Due to government cut backs, the USDA
• Rehoboth Baptist Church, located at 4646 Hard Scrabble
Road in NE Columbia, Youth Ministry is sponsoring a                  information or to register for childcare, please contact            and Harvest Hope distributions have been permanently
Fashion Show. Admission is 4 canned goods or $5.00                   (803)419-0989 or visit .                  cancelled. For further information, contact Larry D.”Griff”
donation. All proceeds go the Harvest Hope to feed those                                                                                 Griffin, Executive Director @ 803-361-5292.
in need.The Meet The Need Fashion Show will be held on               •Ladies, join us each Tuesday for Selah Moms (1st and 3rd
Saturday November 19th @ 4:00 p.m. For additional info               Tuesdays) and Selah Studies (2nd and 4th Tuesdays). Selah           • The Community Thanksgiving Service will be held
call: Sis. Lisa Willis 803-788-3397                                  Moms will focus on education, encouragement, and support            Tuesday, November 22 at 7PM at Bethel Baptist Church on
                                                                     for all moms, and Selah Studies will offer 2 Bible studies          McNulty Road in Blythewood. Please join the community
• The combined choirs of First Baptist Church and                    to equip and encourage all women. We meet at Columbia               churches and pastors for a service that bridges racial and
Aimwell Presbyterian Church of Ridgeway will present a               Crossroads Northeast, 930 Longtown road, from 9:30-                 religious differences. The offering will go to the Cooperative
Christmas Cantata “Hope has Hands” at 6 P.M. on Sunday,              11:30am. Childcare is available. To register or for more            Ministry (Blythewood office) and you may also bring a
December 11st at the sanctuary of First Baptist Church,                                                                                  non-perishable food item for the Cooperative Ministry food
200 N. Valencia Rd., Ridgeway. The choirs are under the              information, please contact Sandi Di Toma at 803-403-7530
                                                                     or via email at                     pantry. If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Cathy
direction of Mary Conyers, minister of music at First Baptist.                                                                           Jamieson Ogg at Trinity at 786-1637 ext. 12.
There is no cost and are all at invited.
                                                                     • Thanksgiving Souper to ladle love at New Kirk on Nov.             • Final Authority Christian Church would like to invite
• AL-Anon Meetings are held on Thursdays’ at 6pm at Breath                                                                               you out to our Woman’s Conference 2011. RED is our
of Life Lutheran Church, Corner of Langford Road and Wilson          17th, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., 491 Langford Road, Blythewood.
                                                                     For a donation of just $2.00, those attending the Souper will       theme (Releasing Emotional Drama). The Conference
Blvd. (US 21). Information: Call Susan at (803) 691-6735                                                                                 will be November 17th thru the 19th. Thuirday and Friday
                                                                     get a bowl of Chick-fil-A soup and a drink, with all proceeds       night at 7pm and Saturday 10am- 2pm. On Saturday we
• “God’s Greatest Gift, Jesus Christ” Drive Thru                     going to The Columbia Women’s Shelter – which provides
Nativity. Come experience the Greatest Gift ever. Free                                                                                   will also have a Womans expo during the conference.
                                                                     a safe environment for homeless women in crisis and                 Woman of the Midlands with small businesses or that
drive thru Nativity from 6:00pm - 8:00pm, December 16th              the necessary resources to build strong and healthy lives.
and 17th. Visitors drive their vehicles (NO BUSES, due to                                                                                desire to start small businesses should call 803-714-0761
limited space) through to view the Nativity of live scenes           Individuals also have the opportunity to sponsor a table            for more info on tables at the expo. Pastors Jeffery and
with actors and animals. This will be an experience you              for $150 or more to honor a special woman in their lives.           Princetta James will be presiding over the conference and
will want the whole family to enjoy. Pine Grove Baptist              Sponsorship forms, event tickets and additional information         guest speakers will be Dr. Cora Sanford, Pastor Ann Cross
Church, 836 Pine Grove Road, Lugoff, SC 29078. More                  can be obtained by visiting The Women’s Shelter website at          and the legendary Chris Bethel. The church is located at
information call Pastor Doug 803-438-2025.                 , or by calling 803-779-4706.                   420-E McNulty Road.
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 “Thanksgiving, A Story of Divine Providence” at Blythewood Baptist                                                                      •Bear                               bear remains the number one
                                                                                                                                                                             choice as America’s comfort
                                             Submitted by Joy Trojahn                                                                    From Page 3                         toy. I believe the teddy bear is
   Americans love holidays. It           humble primitive farming tools,                     in perfect English? Why is Indian                                               a classic that will never be re-
amazes me how every year the             and their precious Bibles amongst                   corn a very important Thanksgiv-            history but yet also remained      placed because it is more than
stores put out the Christmas deco-       the few other books and supplies                    ing decoration? And what do you             the same. The teddy bear is        just a bear to many people. It’s
rations earlier and earlier. This        they carried with them?                             really know about a true hero called        still cute and cuddly, but there   a symbol of love when given
year the garland and tinsel are right      The Pilgrims had intended to                      Squanto? All the answers to these           are hundreds upon hundreds         from one person to another.
beside the witches’ hats, skeletons,     cross the Atlantic in a more favor-                 questions…and more…, so much                of different faces, sizes, and     It’s a demonstration of the
and scary costumes.                      able season, however, because of                    more, are revealed to us in Gover-          shapes to choose from. The         joy that can be found in sim-
    But in my opinion, one holiday       the continuous delays, from prob-                   nor Bradford’s diaries.                     teddy bear is still stuffed and    plicity and nature every time
outshines them all. This year we         lems with reported leakages of the                     A very special illustrated presen-       furry, but now children can        a child chooses a teddy bear
celebrate Thanksgiving on Thurs-         Speedwell, and from trials through                  tation, “Thanksgiving, A Story of           choose how furry and how           over some toy truck or doll.
day, November 24th.           Unlike     persecutions, they crossed the At-                  Divine Providence,” will be shown           full they want their bear to be    Most importantly though, it’s
other holidays, commercialization        lantic, arriving in the harsh winter                at Blythewood Baptist Church and            when they fill it themselves.      a symbol of no matter how
has not obliterated Thanksgiving         of November. They left without                      you are invited. Our heart’s de-            Most importantly, despite          much the world may change
beyond reason and recognition.           their supply ship, a vessel to be                   sire is to enrich your holiday and          the prevalence of many other       around us- some things will
Thankfully, it has retained much         used for their fishing enterprise. It               be a blessing to the community we           competing toys, the teddy          always be classics.
of its original beauty. Before we        was a great risk, yet the dear godly                love. This presentation will bring
gather around the table with friends
and family, ready to gobble up that
                                         ladies embroidered upon one of
                                         the sails of the Mayflower a phrase
                                                                                             into your hearts and homes a new
                                                                                             understanding of how God works
                                                                                                                                          Exterior Dreams and Seamless Gutters
big butterball turkey, dressing, and     you are most familiar with, and a                   in our lives through difficult trials                “Let Us Make All Your Dreams Come True”
pumpkin pie, let’s try to put some       phrase that you carry around with                   and through ordinary ways to per-                               • 6” Seamless Gutters
meaning back into this celebrated        you every day. Do you know what                     form His extra-ordinary plan. You
day.                                     that might be? Why did young                        do not want to miss this presenta-                              • Additions
   Let me ask you: How much do           Bradford, later to become the gov-                  tion. This could be the beginning
you really know about the story of       ernor of the colony, bring a printing               of a great Thanksgiving tradition                               • All Types of Siding
Thanksgiving? Imagine boarding           press? And how did that press save                  with your family and friends. I                                 • Decks
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these dear people called “Pilgrims”      this special rock we call “Plym-                    not just our stomach.
leave the comfort of their homes,        outh Rock,” and why this was the                       Thanksgiving, A Story of Divine                     Chuck Mosier/Owner and Operator
their careers and livelihood, their      perfect place for the Lord to bring                 Providence, Sunday, November
dearest loved ones, and start over       these Pilgrims. How in the world                    20th at 10:00 am.                            
with nothing more than a few
clothes, a pouch of seeds, some
                                         did an Indian come out of the forest
                                         and begin speaking to the Pilgrims
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                          “Homemade Cooking: Prepared for
                          you like we prepare for our family”
                                                                     Thanksgiving Day fun run/walk to benefit
                                408 Main Street
                                                                                  Harvest Hope
                              629-6083                              8th annual Gobble Go event set for Thursday,
                                                                               Nov. 24 in Longcreek
                                                                      Hundreds of pounds of food for                                                  of 3.1, 4.4 or 5.5 miles on gently
                                                                    the hungry in our area will be col-                                               rolling roads including Columbia
                                                                    lected on Thanksgiving Day at                                                     Club Drive and Longtown Road.
                                                                    the 8th annual Gobble Go fun run                                                  The event is not timed and no
                                                                    and walk to benefit Harvest Hope                                                  awards are given.
   Thursday Night:    Now OPEN                                      Food Bank. The event begins at                                                      “On Thanksgiving Day, of all
                   Fridays till 7pm                                 8 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24 at                                                    days of the year, it’s terrible to
       Fish Fry                                                     the front gate of the Windermere                                                  think of people without enough
   4-8pm (Flounder serving our full                                 neighborhood in Longcreek Plan-                                                   to eat,” says event organizer
                                                                    tation.                                                                           Jeanne Reynolds. “The Gobble
      or Tilapia)      menu!                                          Runners, walkers, children and                                                  Go is a celebration of our bless-
                                                                    even dogs are welcome to partici-                                                 ings while helping those less for-
          Open Monday through Friday                                pate. The entry fee is two nonper-                                                tunate.”
     Ask About Our Daily Lunch Specials!                            ishable food items per person. All                                                  Reynolds says those who want
                                                                    items collected will be donated to                                                to help but can’t participate may
 Thank you for your continued support!                              Harvest Hope.                                       Jeanne Reynolds
                                                                                                                         Event Organizer
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                                                                      Participants can choose routes                                                  ermere front gate that morning.

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                                                                •                   November 17, 2011                           •                  The Blythewood Leader
                                                                      in children younger than       family might develop dia-
                                                                      five. Type 1 diabetes is an    betes while another does          Blythewood Village
                                                                      autoimmune disease. This
                                                                      means that the body’s sys-
                                                                                                     not. A child with Type 1
                                                                                                     diabetes must take insulin        Dental Associates
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                                                                      turns against the pancreas.       Type 2 diabetes used to
                                    primary problem that re-          The pancreas is the organ      be known as adult-onset                                                          Now
                                    sults is elevation in blood       responsible for making         diabetes. With the increase                                                   Accepting
                                    sugar levels.                     insulin. You cannot get        in childhood overweight in
                                      There are two major             Type 1 diabetes from eat-      recent years, however, we                                                   Appointments
                                    types of diabetes, Type 1         ing sugar or from gaining      are seeing Type 2 diabetes
                                    and Type 2.                       too much weight.               more frequently in chil-
                                                                                                                                                                                   on Friday
                                      Warning signs include:             The exact cause of Type     dren. Type 2 diabetes has                                                    afternoons.
                                      •Increased thirst               1 diabetes is not currently    a definite environmental
                                      •Increased urination            known. What is known is        component. An imbalance
                                      •Waking up at night to          that there are certain genes   between caloric intake
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                                                                                                     er, but can occur at any
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   The South’s customs and tradi-
tions continue to set it apart from
                                        lead him about and then
                                        despite his efforts to     Our Changing Times:                                         to memories in col-
                                                                                                                               umns like mine. To-
                                                                                                                                                        resting place. For one thing, folks
                                                                                                                                                        back then couldn’t be sure the per-
other regions. We’ve had and have       control it, down to the
some fine ways, though it’s fashion-    ground it’d point.
                                                                     Vanquished Customs, Vanquished Ways day, a woman be a     a yearning to
                                                                                                                                                 with   son was really dead. If, for whatever
                                                                                                                                                        miraculous reason, the dead soul
able to criticize we Southerners for       “There,” the old water witch                                         cut above others has to find another    stirred, someone would be there to
sticking to our ways. Well that’s all   would exclaim. “Dig there.”                                             status symbol. Try diamonds, dear.      save them from their own funeral.
right. When you live in the best re-       A dowser was a self-appointed                                        Large ones.                             For another thing, many funeral
gion of all you’re going to encoun-     expert sort of like a witch doc-                                           Casting Spells To Remove Warts       homes were too small to accom-
ter jealousy and jibes.                 tor and in ancient days some, in                                           I remember it clearly. An old        modate the crowd that convened to
   Down South we people have our        fact, viewed dowsers as sorcerers.                                      fellow wearing a straw hat with a       pay their respects. And yet another
ways. I’m glad to see small towns       Dowsing falls into a category akin                                      green sunshade got rid of my wart.      reason was to keep rats away. (Yes I
close shop at noon. So doing thumbs     to black magic. No scientific proof                                     He was at my dad’s shop getting         know what you’re thinking. Where
its nose at the almighty dollar and     backs dowsers, but in the days be-                                      something fixed. Muttering an in-       was d-CON?)
says something about the unhurried      fore huge well-drilling rigs came                                       cantation, he rubbed a broomstraw          In a closely related vein, nei-
pace of life below the Mason-Dixon      along you had to start somewhere,                                       over the wart on my left thumb.         ther do you hear church bells in
line.                                   somehow. A dowser could do no                                           He broke the straw in half and told     the country tolling once the hearse
   Still, old ways that brought a       harm and besides he looked cool                Tom Poland               me to throw that half over my left      comes into sight. The mournful peal
unique touch to our land are vanish-    with his forked stick walking here              Columnist               shoulder and never look at it again.    of the tolling bell leaves the air qui-
ing. Take dowsing, which I know         and there.                                I never did and a month or so later,    eter and, alas, much poorer.
also took place in other parts of the      City water (even in the country)                                     the wart was gone.                         Cowbells
country. Other customs and tradi-       makes all this dowser business a       No self-respecting society wom-     Now we just let a doctor freeze it      My mom remembers how cow-
tions are disappearing thanks to        moot point. Dowsers are about as an was without her fan when a hot- off. That’s cool but nowhere as cool        bells once blessed the air with a
progress and a powerful ally I’ll       necessary today as guys delivering and-humid Sunday rolled around. I as a wart spell.                           melodic tinkling as cows grazed
disclose later. Here are a few ways     blocks of ice for your icebox.      remember seeing a stately lady pull    Sitting Up With The Dead All         in distant pastures. No one place
we’re losing what once seemed an           Hand Fans In Church              out her fancy collapsible fan one Night                                     cowbells around cows’ necks today,
indelible identity.                        With a handle that looked like a Sunday. It was black with white        Another tradition rarely practiced   not that I know of. It’d be a peace-
   Disappearing Dowsers                 large tongue depressor, the fan was flowers. She fanned herself in a is sitting up all night with the dead.     ful, beautiful thing to hear cowbells
   As a kid I remember seeing mov-      a must-have in church. Often they haughty way.                          This tradition started in the 19th      ringing, but wind chimes will have
ies where some old codger would         sported images of Jesus with his       The hand fan was also a status century. In the old days, someone         to do. As that infamous skit went
walk about with a Y-shaped twig         arms outspread. Most always, a fu- symbol, and then central air con- sat by the departed one until the
called a diving rod. The rod would      neral home ad was on the back.      ditioning relegated hand-held fans body was lowered into its eternal                   •See Customs, Page 20

                                    Chef Enzo Torre
                                                              “We welcome Chef Enzo
                                                                Torre as our newest
                                                               employee and family
                                                              member at Scottie’s Cafe
                                                               & Grill. We anticipate
                                                                 his experience and
                                                              expertise will add to our
                                                                dedicated staff while
                                                                continuing to satisfy
                                                                  your tastebuds-”
                                                                   Scottie Opolyn

                     10400 Wilson Blvd., Blythewood
                           (Located next to Sharpe’s BP near I-77)


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             Lake Carolina Elementary Happenings
                                                                                                                           Gently Used Items

                                                            Lake Carolina’s 10th annual Gator Fest was held            Ben & Brittany Aragon, Owners
                                                              on Saturday, November 5. The PTO sponsored
Fourth grade students recently performed “Heroes             event was a huge success with inflatables, silent
                                                                                                                     670C Hwy. 1 South, Lugoff
  All” at a recent PTO meeting. The performance             auction, games, food vendors, and so much more!
  celebrated different heroes in American history.          Thanks to the PTO, Lake Carolina families, Lake                 803-549-4678
Pictured are Jacob Ladd as Charles Lindbergh with           Carolina staff, and community for supporting this
                a reporter, Peter Van.                                       family fun event!

 B & W Lumber Company                                       Major Appliance Repair
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                                                                      Early, Late & Weekend Calls
                    • Roofing             • Sidings                       All Work Guaranteed!
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                     The Staff of Kem
                        Smith CPA
                                                    RICK WILLIAMS                                 The Staff at Companion
                                                                                                  Animal Hospital wishes
                     Wishes You All a                AUTO SALES                                           everyone a
                                                          Wishes you all a

      A Special
                                                                                                     Kristin Petrone,
   Thanks to all of                                                                                        VMD
     our clients!                                                                                    Meredith Harry,
    158-B Langford Road                                                                                  DVM
                                                           We Customize Golf Carts!
                                                        Golf Carts on the lot for SALE!           120 Blythewood Road, Blythewood
                            Kem R. Smith, CPA       Buy or Order yours early for Christmas!          786-2412

                                                                                                                                     M.L. (Bart) Bartlett, Jr.

                                                                                                       Wishes you a very
      from our family to yours

                                                      772 Highway 1 South, Lugoff
            201 Blythewood Road                                                                              Village in Woodcreek Farms
                 Blythewood                               803-408-1522                               1700 Woodcreek Farms Road, Columbia (Elgin)
                786-8477                                  803-572-1832                                        www.bartlettlaw

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                                                                                                       Wishing Everyone a Very

              from everyone at                                  Blythewood
                       109 North Main
                                                                  Leader                                            1630 Highway 1 South

                        2537 Gervais
  Shannon K. Burnett
                                        Heather M. Cairns
                 786-1758                                               All                                                                     Gary Sims

  Get your pooch ready to say:                                           a
                                                                Thanksgiving                                       from everyone at
                                                                                                           Bartlett & Davis
                              Thanks for                                                                  Construction, LLC
                            allowing us to                             1700 Woodcreek Farms Road, Suite 201
                             take care of
                              your pets!                                        (803)                   Building

                                                                              609-4196             M.L. (Bart) Bartlett, Jr.
                                                                                                      Colt Alan Davis
        209 Blythewood Road (across from KFC)                                                         (803)
            803-920-5629                                                                            223-6093

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                                                            Directory Listings
               ACCOUNTANTS                                                 AUTO UPHOLSTERY                                                         FURNITURE
                Kem R. Smith, CPA                                           Blythewood Auto Upholstery                             Four Seasons Furniture & Mattress Gallery
        Financial Matters, Taxes, Payroll, Notary                   Cars, boats, convertible tops, vinyl tops, theme cars                     Family Owned and Operated
        158 Langford Road, Suite B, Blythewood                             100 South Coleman Hwy, Ridgeway                                    Open Monday-Saturday, 10-7
                       786-5200                                                      FREE Estimates                                       135-A Blythewood Road, Blythewood
                                                                                      803-337-2713                                                   803-691-6804
              ART & FRAMING
             Harold Branham Artwork                                                  BANKING                                                        GROCERS
        Blythewood prints, framed art and more!                                       First Citizens                                                IGA Food Mart
                   803-348-7773                                                       We’re On It!                                               Your Hometown Store
                                                                            201 Blythewood Road, Blythewood                                 Oakview Plaza, Blythewood Road
                  ATTORNEYS                                                            786-8477                                                        735-1915
      Debra A. Matthews, Attorney at Law
      Personal Injury, Bankruptcy, Social Security,                       COMPUTER SERVICE                                                  GUTTERS & SIDING
                Real Estate, Family Law                                               tik • tek • toe                           EXTERIOR DREAMS AND SEAMLESS GUTTERS
        Main Street, Winnsboro • 803-635-6000                                In-Home • On-Line • n-Store                                 “If you need it, we can do it!”
                                          Advanced Professional PC Services                          •6” Seamless Gutters • Additions
                                                                 Microsoft Certified Technicians • BBB Accredited Member                  •All Types of Siding • Decks
                      Fantry Law                                         Visit our website for Discounted Services                • Porches • Replacement Windows •Roofing
                   John J. Fantry, Jr.                                 • 691-6837                              Chuck Mosier, Owner/Operator
    Municipal Law, Mediation, Corporate & Contract
           175 Langford Road, Blythewood                         CONSTRUCTION/ HEAVY EQUIPMENT
                       691-8900                                             Good Ole Boys Construction                                     HARDWARE & FEED
                                                                       Remodeling, Custom Building, Repair Work,                          Blythewood Feed & Hardware
      The Law Offices of Burnett & Cairns                                     Painting, Roofing & More!                            Seed & fertilizer • garden supplies • hunting supplies
           Shannon Burnett • Heather Cairns                                           David Ross                                                 Across From Post Office
         Family Law, Estate Planning, Business,                                      803-600-0470                                                         754-0534
     Personal Injury, Real Estate, Collaborative Law
              109 N. Main St., Blythewood                                          DENTISTRY                                                     HAIR SALONS
                        786-1758                                                Blythewood Dentistry                                             Blown Away Salon
                                                                                 James A. Finkel., DMD                                   Cuts, Color, Highlights, Perms, Waxing
           AUTO PAINT & BODY                                                205 Blythewood Road Blythewood                                     Hours: M-F, 10-7, Sat, 9-3
          Eargle’s Paint & Body Shop Inc.                                               691-4430                                          135-D Blythewood Road • 333-0311
               Insurance Claims • Towing
          Fiberglass Repairs • Frame Alignment                        Blythewood Village Dental Associates                                    Cuttin’ Loose Hair Salon
                      Free Estimates                                           John C. Cosby, Jr., DMD                               Cuts, Color, Highlights, Perms, Waxing & more!
                   1520 Leaside Drive                                   745 University Village Drive, Blythewood                      Walk-ins welcome. 429 Main St., Blythewood
                         786-4357                                                       754-9160                                                        735-8903

                 AUTO PARTS                                                 Robert W. Buchanan, DMD                                               KC’s Hair Station
                  Rivers Auto Parts                                            Cosmetic & Family Dentistry                                    Kerri Corn and Cheryl Hartness
               Used Auto Parts Since 1950                                       213 Main St., Blythewood                                   8101 Winnsboro Road, Blythewood
                   1620 Carnegie Street                                                 754-9545                                       (next to Joe Sharpe’s BP on 321) • 714-7249
              (off 2700 block of Two Notch)
             1-800-448-9394 • 803-254-4433                                           FLORISTS                                                 Mane Street Hair Studio
                                                                            Blythewood Gloriosa Florist                                   Cuts, Styles, Perms, Color & More!
               AUTO REPAIRS                                                  412 McNulty Road, Blythewood                                424 Main St., Blythewood • 786-8991
                 Omar’s Automotive                                              (Across from Post Office)
  Specializing in Ford Diesels and all automotive repair.                               691-1820                                              Rosa’s Hair Salon &
             1390 Old White Pond Rd., Elgin                                                                                            Beauty Control Products Consultant
              803-518-2077 • 803-420-2390                                                                                           180 South Dogwood, Ridgeway • 803-337-8053
                                                                  Reach an unlimited amount of people!
                 AUTO SALES                                       The Blythewood Leader is online every                                             Salon Carolina
        G W Broome Discount Auto Sales                                                                                              Color, Cuts, Highlights, Manicures/Pedicures, and
                  Buy here, pay here!                                            edition at                                                  Waxing • Walk-Ins Welcome!
             210 US Hwy 321 Bypass South,                                                                                                         158A Langford Road
               Winnsboro • 803-718-0380                                                                           754-0077

                  Mickey D’s Auto                                   Call Michelle for advertising rates:                                         Studio B Hair Salon
                 Financing Available!
      11019 Wilson Blvd., Blythewood • 754-8430
                                                                                 609-4196                                                   121 Decker Park Road, Columbia
                                                                                                                                                 462-2102 • 309-6583
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                                                              Directory Listings
   HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING                                                LUMBER & HARDWARE                                                       VETERINARY
         Arctic Air Heating & Cooling, Inc.                                       B & W Lumber Co., Inc.                                        Companion Animal Hospital
        Fast, friendly, fair. It’s time to call Arctic Air!             Framing, Millwork, Roofing, Siding, Paint & More                       120 Blythewood Road, Blythewood
                            754-3150.                                            5934 Farrow Road, Columbia                                                786-2412
    Blythewood Heating, A/C and Refrigeration                                                                                                 WEBSITE DESIGNERS
                  Trane Comfort Specialist                                           MATTRESSES                                                      JMB Designs, LLC
            Serving the midlands • 803-786-4978                                   The Big Deal Warehouse                               A web design company for small & start up businesses
                                                  Mattresses and Luxury Sheets                              
                                                                                    Call Mark at 736-4799                                               1-877-762-9093
        Broom Heating and Air Conditioning
  Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer • Turn to the Experts!                               MEDICAL                                                   WELL DRILLING
                                                             Aftercare                                            Hansen Pump & Well, LLC
                         754-9409                                                Medical Equipment & Supplies                              SC Licensed Well Driller, Ed Hansen, Owner
                                                                                 316 S. Congress St., Winnsboro                                    949 Chestnut Road, Elgin
                     INSURANCE                                                           803-635-7729                                            803-438-0453 • 803-600-3555
               Allstate, Kellie Ballentine
               Auto • Home • Life • Business
              162 Langford Road, Blythewood
                                                                        Blythewood Palms, Nursery & Landscape                         Your One Stop Game Shop
                                              Palms, Trees & Shrubs                               Game Systems, Games
                                                                                8307 Winnsboro Rd., Blythewood
                                                                                                           & Accesories
    Chichester Insurance Agency / Nationwide                                             803-201-1349
               Auto • Home • Life • Business
                      Keith Chichester                                        OIL & LUBE CENTERS
           303 Main St., Blythewood • 786-2224                                       Brown’s Oil & Lube
                                                                                    Most oil changes only $30
                  Insurance of Fairfield                                             2473 Main St., Elgin
Your Independent Agent since 1928. All lines of insurance for                             803-438-3323
            Personal • Business • Life • Health                                                                                                                     Camden Pawn
             120 S. Congress St., Winnsboro                                           OPTOMETRY                                                                         DOWNTOWN
                       803-635-4713                                                    Plaxico Eye Care
                                                                              Family eye exams, eyeglasses, contacts                                         411 Rutledge St., Camden
         INVESTMENT SERVICES                                                         135-I Blythewood Road                                                   (Next to SAFE Credit Union)
                        Edward Jones
               Chris Jewett, Financial Advisor
                135 Blythewood Rd. Suite F                                          PET SERVICES

                                                                                                                                      Brown’s Oil & Lube
                                                                                Just 4 Paws Grooming Salon
                                                                                   212 Main Street, Blythewood
                   All Seasons Services
   Irrigation Service & Installation • Landscape Lighting-
                                                                                                                                       Most oil changes only $30
                                                                                    Pet Sitting by Denise
       Hardscapes • Pesticide & Property Management
                   Justin Swindler, Owner
                                                                          Daily Visits • Mid-day Walks • Overnight Stays
                                                                                        Denise Cagle, Owner
                                                                                                                                       Wednesdays are Ladies Day!
                                                                                                    Oil Changes as low as $25
               Email:                                               803-865-5058
       JEWELRY & PAWN SHOPS                                                          PHARMACIES                                                                        available
                       Camden Pawn                                                Blythewood Pharmacy
    We Buy Gold! More Jewelry than the jewelry stores                           & Home Medical Equipment
                                                                                                                                                                     for vehicles,
              Licensed • Insured • Bonded                                       420-B McNulty Road, Blythewood                                                        trucks and
     411 Rutledge St., Camden (next to SAFE Credit)
        803-425-5727 •
                                                                                          786-8110                                                                  lawn mowers!
                                                                          PLUMBING & ELECTRICAL                                        Closed Sunday and Monday
  LAWNMOWER SALES / REPAIRS                                                       P.D. Nordman Plumbing
               Wymer’s Lawn & Garden                                Servicing the Blythewood Area. No job too big or too small!       2473 Main Street,
     Small Engine Repair, Lawn Mower Repair & Sales
          Free pick-up/delivery in 10 mile radius
                                                                           Plumbing Repairs, Commercial & Residential
                                                                               FREE Estimates and Senior Discounts,
              672 Smallwood Rd., Ridgeway
                                                                           Licensed, Insured & Bonded • David Nordman
                                                                                                                                      803-438-3323                           Tracy Brown
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   Morgan Cobey and Art Teacher Ashley Quam                    Brittany Morrison and Art Teacher Kris Militello

  The 2011 Lions Club International Peace Poster winners
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2011. An awards ceremony was held for the Columbia
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                                 Missed and Remembered
                         Charles “Slim” Smith, Jr.                                                                          Marianne Grant
   Charles “Slim” Smith, Jr., 85,                                             the Korean Confilct and was a           Marianne Grant, 29, of Blythewood, died Saturday, No-
of Blythewood, went to be with                                                recipient of the Purple Heart.       vember 5, 2011. She was born in Lexington, South Caro-
his heavenly Father on Friday,                                                  The celebration of his life        lina, a daughter of Joseph Richard and Linda Kay Grant.
November 10, 2011.                                                            was held on Sunday, Novem-           Marianne was a graduate of Ridge View High School,
   Charles is survived by his                                                 ber 13, 2011, at 3 o’clock, at       Class of 2000, where she excelled in cross country and
wife of 57 years, Minnie Trapp                                                Sandy Level Baptist Church.          softball. She was a magna cum laude graduate of Clem-
Smith; daughters, Nancy (Ran-                                                 Serving as pallbearers were          son University, Class of 2004. While at Clemson, Mari-
dy) Wilson, Wanda (Larry)                                                     Charles’ nephews and hon-            anne was a member of the varsity rowing team. Following
Thompson, all of Blythewood;                                                  orary pallbearers were the           graduation, she served an internship at University Hospital
and grandchildren, MC2 Jason                                                  members of the Men’s Sun-            in Augusta, GA. She then accepted a position at Texas A
Wilson of Naval Air Station,                                                  day School Class at Sandy            & M, where she specialized in diabetes education. Mari-
Jacksonville, Caitlin Wilson,                                                 Level. Memorials may be              anne was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church,
and Jared Thompson, both of                                                   made to the Heartworm Proj-          where she had been baptized and confirmed. Marianne
Blythewood; a sister, Kathleen                                                ect, P.O. Box 7308, West Co-         was a truly loving person who gave much to mankind and
(Don) Daniels, of Blythewood;                                                 lumbia, SC, 29171 or the Dea-        showed great respect to all the animal kingdom.
brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law;                                              con Ministry of Sandy Level             Survivors include her parents, Richard and Linda Grant
nieces and nephews; and his                                                   Baptist Church, 408 Blythe-          of Blythewood; brother, Logan Grant and wife, Brooke,
precious dog “Bell”. In addi-                                                 wood Road, Blythewood, SC            of Raleigh, NC; niece, Ava Grant; nephew, Hudson Grant;
tion to his parents, Charlie and                                              29016                                uncle, The Rev. Dr. Tony Grant and wife, Beth, of York;
Delphine Smith, he is prede-                                                    Charles was an avid garden-        and Pico, her beloved chihuahua.
ceased by his brothers, C.D. Smith, Jones Smith,          er who shared his tomatoes, peppers, and collard            The funeral service for Marianne was held 2 o’clock,
Lacy Smith; and sisters, Gladys Mattox, Delphine          greens with his many friends in Blythewood. An           Thursday, November 10, 2011 at Trinity United Method-
White, and Crawford Smith.                                animal lover, he shared his home with many cats          ist Church, 90 Boney Rd, Blythewood, with The Rev. Dr.
   Charles was retired from Niggel Associates where       and dogs throughout his life. Charles was a kind         Cathy Jamison-Ogg and The Rev. Dr. Tony Grant officiat-
he worked as a tile setter. He was an ordained dea-       and gentle man with a big heart and will sorely          ing. Shives Funeral Home assisted the family. Memori-
con and a member of Sandy Level Baptist Church.           missed by his family and friends.                        als may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, PO
Charles served in the U.S. Army, where he fought in         Shives Funeral Home assisted the family.               Box 864, Blythewood, SC 29016.

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•Diabetes                       remind children what to do
                                for healthy eating and ac-
                                                                    plate is a whole grain or
                                                                    starch and half of the plate
                                                                                                      Florida in Gainesville, FL,
                                                                                                      and her pediatric residency
From Page 9                     tivity every day.                   is filled with vegetables         training at the Medical
                                                                                                                                                                     Call me today for the
                                                                                                                                                                    attention you deserve.
                                   B Eat a healthy BREAK-           and fruits. A guideline for       University of South Caro-
   Currently, around 27         FAST                                serving sizes is:                 lina in Charleston, SC.                                          691-3000
percent of children two            5 Eat at least FIVE or              Serving of meat, fish or       She relocated to Colum-
to 19 years of age in South     more servings of fruits and         protein is the size of your       bia, SC with her husband,
Carolina are considered         vegetables                          palm, minus the fingers           Chadwick Knight in Au-             KELLIE BALLENTINE
overweight or obese. In the        4 Drink FOUR glasses of             Serving of starch should       gust 2010, and in addition         162 LANGFORD ROAD
1970s, the incidence of pe-     water                               be no larger than the size of     to her role as a pediatric         BLYTHEWOOD
diatric obesity was around         3 Have THREE servings            your fist                         endocrinologist, she also is
five percent. There has                                                Two fists together should
                                of dairy                                                              co-director of the USC In-
been a four to five-fold rise      2 Limit screen time              equal fruit or vegetable          stitute of Pediatric Diabe-
in obesity since the 1970s.     (computer, TV, phone,               portion                           tes and Obesity at Palmetto
   In our Healthy Lifestyles    video games) to less than              If you are concerned that      Health Children’s Hospital,
Clinic at Palmetto Health       TWO hours                           your child may have diabe-        a pediatric weight manage-
Children’s Hospital, we            1 Be physically active           tes symptoms, discuss this        ment program designed to
look for lifestyle areas that   for at least ONE hour               with your child’s pediatri-       help lower the incidence of
can be adjusted, such as           0 ZERO sweetened bev-            cian. The doctor will test        childhood overweight/obe-
physical activity and por-      erages                              blood sugar levels and then       sity in South Carolina. She
tion sizes.
   In the past few decades,
serving sizes have become
                                   (Source: South Caro-
                                lina Institute for Childhood
                                Obesity and Related Disor-
                                                                    will refer you to a pediatric
                                                                    endocrinologist if neces-
                                                                                                      can be reached at the Insti-
                                                                                                      tute at (803) 434-7990.
                                                                                                           About Children’s Hos-
                                                                                                                                                           Kem R. Smith, CPA
outrageously skewed. A          ders)                                  Ask Children’s Hospi-          pital                                                 Guiding You Through Your
typical muffin or bagel            Limit eating fast food or        tal is provided as an edu-           Palmetto Health Chil-                             Financial Matters Year Round
served in a fast food restau-   restaurant food to less than        cational service. It is not       dren’s Hospital was the            •Business financial and tax
rant may actually be three      two times per week. Stud-           intended to be a substitute       first children’s hospital in        assistance-entitychoice, start up,
to four times larger than a     ies show that eating restau-        for professional medical          South Carolina. Children’s          payroll administration, payroll and
healthy portion should be.      rant food more frequently           advice. Contact your pri-         Hospital has more than 30           sales tax returns, accounting,
   In our weight manage-        increases the risk for obe-         mary care physician or            pediatric subspecialties in-        financial compliance reports,
ment clinic, the two most       sity. One helpful website           other qualified health care       cluding pulmonology, car-           planning and training
common problems we              is,             provider for specific medi-       diology, surgery, oncology,        •Tax planning and return
encounter as a cause of         which lists the caloric and         cal advice, diagnosis and         nephrology, neonatology,            preparation- individual and
childhood overweight are        nutritional breakdown of            treatment.                        radiology anesthesiology,           business
drinking too many high          many menu items from                   About Dr. Lisa Knight          endocrinology, infectious
sugar beverages and eat-        chain restaurants. This can            Dr. Lisa Knight is a phy-      diseases, critical care and                               158 Langford Road,
ing portion sizes at meals      help families make health-          sician and Assistant Profes-      others. A major pediatric                                       Suite B
that are much too large.        ier choices when they do            sor in the Division of Pedi-      referral center for children                                    Blythewood
These two areas are easy        eat out.                            atric Endocrinology at the        from all 46 counties in
to focus on and adjust, and        Proper Portion Sizes             University of South Caro-         South Carolina, Children’s
changes in these areas can         Learn what healthy por-          lina School of Medicine.          Hospital treats more than                                   (803)
make a huge difference in
a child’s weight. One easily
                                tions are and then cre-
                                ate your meal so that one
                                                                    She completed her medical
                                                                    school and Pediatric Endo-
                                                                                                      80,000 children each year.
                                                                                                      For more information, visit        Kem R. Smith,          786-5200
remembered tool is called       fourth of the plate is a lean       crinology fellowship train-               Certified Public
“B543210” and it helps          protein, one fourth of the          ing at the University of          childrenshospital.

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                                                                                                              Bobby Lee’s Garden of Straw
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                                                                                                proud daddy. He said he
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                                                                      Sallie Sharpe             with his saw, making each
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                                                                 baskets overflowing with       each hole with potting soil,          feeders attracts the bees. “If       Bobby Lee likes to give
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                                                                 He exclaims, “I just picked
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                                                                                                and a tiny bit of Epsom salt.
                                                                                                Then he added the plants or
                                                                                                                                      no squash” Bobby says.
                                                                                                                                         Bobby Lee’s straw bale
                                                                                                                                      garden has produced a large
                                                                                                                                                                        friends and family at Cedar
                                                                                                                                                                        Creek Baptist Church. He
                                                                                                                                                                        says that God is the most
                                                                    Bobby talks about his          Due to Bobby Lee’s in-             harvest of cucumbers, to-         important ingredient in ev-
                                                                 plants as if he was their      genuity, his garden has an            matoes, zucchini, peppers,        erything you do, and the
                                                                                                abundance of bees. He plac-           eggplants, pumpkins, wa-          garden is no exception. You
                                                                                                es hummingbird feeders                termelons and cantaloupes.        know what Bobby Lee? I
                                                                                                over his plants that need the         The straw helps hold the          have to say Amen to that!

                                                                                                •Customs                              mon. Not one relies on elec-
                                                                                                                                      tricity, that nefarious ally of
                                                                                                                                                                        ers think losing traditions is
                                                                                                                                                                        good, but I disagree. As we
                                                                                                From Page 10                          a thing called progress. The      lose traditions, we lose touch
          BLYTHEWOOD ART                                                                        on Saturday Night Live with
                                                                                                                                      next time you lose power to
                                                                                                                                      a summer storm, you’ll be
                                                                                                                                                                        with our past, and if nothing
                                                                                                                                                                        else, a lot of traditions and
          Framed Art, Custom Framing, Prints and Local Art                                      Christopher Walken, we all            transported to those old days     customs made the good old
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          Open Saturdays, 9am-2pm                                                               sitting up all night with the
                                                                                                dead, removing warts with a
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                                                                                                                                      Maybe you’ll fan yourself as
                                                                                                                                                                        homogenous world is to live
                                                                                                                                                                        in a monotonous world. And
            through the holidays                                                                piece of straw, and the refrain
                                                                                                of church bells and cowbells
                                                                                                                                      the heat climbs ... if you can
                                                                                                                                      find a fan.
                                                                                                                                                                        that’s not a tradition as much
                                                                                                                                                                        as it is a condition, and a bad
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                                                 LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS
If you live in the Blythewood, Ridgeway or Winnsboro area and are selling an item such as a car, boat, etc., Classifieds are FREE up to 20 words
     (upon space availability). All other Classifieds are $10 for 30 words or less. Email: or fax to 865-0330.
For Sale                              For Sale                               Wanted                               Boats                                     Real Estate                             Employment
Pro Form 490LE Elliptical             For Sale- Beautiful oak                WANTED: Used, no more than           Yamaha Jet Ski, 2001                      Blythewood Ranch on 1 acre.             LPN/RN needed needed
work-out machine. Electric &          dining set (6 chairs) with             2 yrs. old, 1 hp submersible         GP800, aluminum trailer,                  Completely remodeled. 4BR, 2BA,         immediately for Chapin SC for
battery operated. Practically brand   lighted corner hutch. $700.            pump motor, needs to pump 18         new seat, low hours, excellent            formal dining, hardwood floors, 1900    in home private duty care. This
new. $200. Call 803-319-7534.         Call 786-9190 between 9-9.             gpm, 115 Volt. Call Kevin at         condition, runs 53-58 mph,                sq. ft. Located off Wilson Blvd. by     is a 24 hour case, 8-12 hour
                                                                             803-337-3505 or 803-629-3164.        custom cover. Asking $3400                I-77. $139,900 OBO. 803-234-1784.       shifts Mon-Fri and e/o weekend.
Seasoned fire wood for sale.          For Sale 180 feet solid
                                                                                                                  OBO. Call 331-8708.                                                               Must have 1 year pediatric
                                      white 6 feet solid white
Call Jabo at 803-348-7733.
                                      commercial grade privacy               Automobiles                          Boat and Trailer for sale. 1994
                                                                                                                                                            For Rent: 3BR, 2.5 BA, w/bonus
                                                                                                                                                            room, double car garage, 2300 sq. ft.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    experience, also trach, vent and
                                                                                                                                                                                                    g-tube experience. Must have
Ford 800 Farm Tractor,                fence. Must see. Asking                                                     Invader Inboard Boat. 20.5’ low           $1200/month. Call 803-319-7534.
                                                                             2007 Ultra Classic Harley                                                                                              clean SLED, valid SC nursing
with 3 point hitch, currently         $3,000. For more info, call                                                 hours, good condition. White
                                                                             Davidson, Black Cherry, 5k                                                     For Rent or Sale-Exit 27,               license and valid SC drivers
at hunt club. 803-622-8510.           803-518-8169.                                                               w/gray/black stripes on side.
                                                                             miles, ext. warranty. $16,000.                                                 Blythewood, 21 acres, 3BR               license. Great pay & benefits.
                                                                                                                  $7000 OBO. 803-309-9783.
                                      For Sale- Pool table,                  Call 803-920-5629.                                                             house, 2 acre pond loaded w/fish,       To join the Niightingales
Tires w/rims & lug nuts, set of 4,
                                                                                                                                                            hunt deer, very private, deck on        Nursing Team call Rose @800-
Goodyear #275/60R17. $600. Call
between 4-8pm. 803-419-7966.
                                      paid $1200 asking $500,
                                      Grandfather clock, Tempest             1985 GMC Shortbed, custom
                                                                             paint and interior, all new parts.
                                                                                                                  Real Estate                               front & rear of house overlooking       578-6033 or fax resume to 843-
                                      Fugit, $150. Harley Davidson                                                                                          pond. 1.2 miles to I-77, Rich 2         413-6036 attn: B Taylor
                                      accessories            (jackets,       $6500 OBO. Call 803-394-1199.        Room for Rent on 10/01/11.                schools, $1100/mo plus full dep.
Natural gas stove for sale.                                                                                                                                                                         How would you like to be
Asking $150 OBO. Call 803-            collectibles, etc.) -best offer.                                            $150/week, spacious 1BR w/                Call 803-261-9783 for appt.
                                                                             RV for sale, 2004 Gulfstream                                                                                           your own boss? Work your
337-8051.                             Call 803-960-3025.                     Sun Voyager, 11,000 miles,
                                                                             sleeps 6, 38,’ Vortee V-8 gas
                                                                                                                  Bath, utilities included. Deposit,
                                                                                                                  references, credit check required.        Services                                own hours? Work from home
Oreck Upright Vacuum                  For Sale, 7-12” concrete form                                               Short term lease, serious inquiries                                               and receive your products at a
                                      tubes, $60, 803-753-1937.              engine, garage kept. $88,000.                                                  Tutoring in Math and
Cleaner. 8 years old. $100.                                                                                       only. 803-447-5595.                                                               discount? Why not Avon? Call
                                                                             803-482-3761                                                                   Science. I have a Bachelor of
Contact Janet at 803-873-8494.                                                                                                                                                                      Sandra Hyder at 803-865-8303
                                      4 Sets of Complete                                                                                                    Science degree in Chemistry.
                                                                             1996 Harley Davidson,                541 Montgomery Road                                                               or 803-467-1951.
12x10 aluminum building               Cabinets, 16 ft. long, 6.5 ft.                                                                                        Call 803-451-9812.
                                                                             Sportster 1200, pearl white,         (Cedar Creek area). 3BR,
w/wooden floor, $900. 12x8            high. Solid wood, 4 sections                                                                                          Piano Lessons Available. More           Seeking self motivated individuals
                                                                             garage kept. New items: forward      2BA mobile home. $500/mo.
aluminum sides, roof, wooden          with drawers. $495 for all.                                                                                           than Music Program. Students            to join our cleaning service. Must
                                                                             controls, custom seat, battery,      plus sec. dep. Jackie Britt. Call
floor, 2 windows by door,             Call 803-337-8400.                                                                                                    ages 5-17. Affordable rates.            have own transportation. Call 803-
                                                                             rear chrome progressive shocks,      754-6901 or 360-7305.
$700. Call 803-260-3210.                                                                                                                                    Call 803-834-4214 or email              477-8204 or 803-462-2102.
                                      For Sale: Love seat, like              mirrors & windshield. 7000
For Sale, Kenmore Washer &
Dryer. Very little use, storage
                                      brand new, $150, Oak Table
                                      & Chairs (great condition,
                                                                             miles, $4,200. 803-549-2153.         Looking for land between
                                                                                                                  1-1000 acres to lease for bow
                                                                                                                                                            CNA to provide assistance
last 6 months. $300 OBO.                                                     2004 Gulfstream RV, 3 slides,        hunting only. Call Darnell at             for personal needs including            Buster, a miniature Schnauzer/
                                      has storage at bottom and                                                   334-657-8876.
803-351-7635.                                                                11,000 miles. Garage kept.                                                     Meals, cleaning and Dr. appts.          Pomeranian mix, needs a new
                                      leaf in center), $450, 2 desks,
1936 German Brambach                  great cond., $50 each, 50              Call 803-603-4647 or 803-482-                                                  All for one low price. 12 years         home. Weighs about 15 lbs. Free
                                                                                                                  Elgin, 3BR, 2BA Ranch style
Baby Grand piano, restored            inch Panasonic TV, $150                3761.                                                                          experience. Call 803-673-2370.          to good home. Call 361-5364.
                                                                                                                  home, $850/month with lawn
& refurbished. Asking $3500.          (just needs new lamp). Must            1983 Ford Van E350 rebuilt           care. Call (803) 331-5902 or

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Call 803-295-0397.                    Sell! 803-447-5818 or email            351. Good work van. Needs            754-2621.
                                                  power steering pump and
                                                                             muffler. $850 OBO. Call              Fantastic home for sale in
Complete Yamaha Drum                                                                                              Blythewood. Summer Pines. Only                            1020 Brodie Rd., Leesville
Set for sale. Includes, bass,         2007 Honda 250 4-wheeler.              803-309-9614.
                                      Purchased April ‘08. Never                                                  5 yrs. old, 3BR, 2.5BA, large
snare, toms, floor tom,                                                      54 Ford Customline 4Dr Sedan.        bonus room. Large tiled kitchen
cymbals, high hat, cow bell,          left outside, rode less than
                                                                             Engin runs. Ready to restore.        and baths, Berber carpet, master
stool and sticks. $375. Call          10 times. Tuned up last year.
                                                                             $2000. Call 803-309-9614             suite on lower level, fenced back
691-6804.                             $2000 OBO. 786-0848 or
                                      email: Butlerjsbk@yahoo.               2007      MKX        Lincoln,        yard and much more. $145,000
Heavy duty bed frames just            com                                    Navigator system, special            Motivated Seller. Call 786-7602.
$50. Nice 6 piece sheet sets at                                              package. 1 owner, non-smoker.        FSBO, Brick 3BR, 2BA with
                                      2002 Golf Cart, lifted,
only $25 or 3 sets for $60. Call                                             $18,500. 803-920-5629.               separate 2BR, 1BA mother-in-
                                      windshield, radio. $1700. Call
803-238-6288                                                                                                      law suite. Partially furnished,
This year’s shelled pecans for                                               For Sale:Gray ‘93 GMC Sierra         fully fenced in. 1.4 acres, located
                                                                             1500 SLE- extended truck w/          on Highway 321 (3.9 miles from
sale. $7 Quart or $25 gallon. Call
803-438-1604.                         Wanted                                 camper top & hitch. Brand new        Blythewood). $149,900. Call                   Beautiful 4 BR/ 2 BA, 2100 square foot home on 36
                                                                             transmission. Moving, must sell.     714-1610. Leave message.
For Sale:2006 Yamaha VX110            Roommatewanted.Preferably              $2500. Call Jay, 240-422-6809 or                                                  acres with pond !! Located in a rural area of Leesville.
Sport Wave Runner, 3 person           female, non-smoker, employed           803-438-4799.                        1 & 2 BR eff. apts in Winnsboro,             Home has detached 2 car garage & a carport. Central
seater. Only 70 hours. Moving,        and likes children and dogs.                                                fresh paint in and out, back yard                              HVAC with gas logs.
must sell. $4000. Call Jay, 240-      Room over garage for rent-                  The Blythewood                  w/ picnic table, grill & fire pit.                         $1100/month plus sec. dep.
422-6809 or 803-438-4799.             have your own bathroom and                                                  Must have good renter past.                               Call Scott Properties today for more details.
                                                                                   Leader. Email:
                                      privacy, very inexpensive                                                   1BR $395mo plus dep. 2BR
11 guitars and 1 guitjo for           utilities. $600/mo. Call Brandy          info@theblythewood-                $445 mo. plus dep. Call 803-                                        803.951.0702
sale. Call 803-438-1604.              at 803-447-5818.                                        261-9783 for appt.                                            

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             George’s ol’ timey Feed & Seed
                                                                           Premium While Affordable
                                                                         Laying Feed for your Chickens!

                                   Triple Crown &
                               Southern States Dealer

          We Have DEER CORN!
                                                                           WE KNOW CHICKENS!
              786-6546                         7989 Winnsboro Road
                                         (Highway 321, Just South of Lorick Road)       Closed Mondays

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