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Today's Features

  • by Melanie Aves/for Carolina Gateway
    In 1966, a recruitment tactic called The Buddy Plan promised young men they could go through basic training in the U.S. Army with up to five friends. Two Indian Land High School friends  – Don McCorkle and Jacky Bayne – decided to volunteer for the program together. Their experiences prompted McCorkle to write and publish a book called “The Buddy Plan,” that was released last year.

  • Hospice caregivers to meet
    Hospice Care of S.C. will hold a caregiver support group 10-11 a.m. July 17 (third Wednesday of each month) in the Belair United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, Indian Land. For details, call Cory Turner at (803) 577-4912.
    St. John’s UMC posts events
    St. John’s United Methodist Church, 160 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will hold these church events:

  • Donations needed for Kenya mission
    A local teacher, Jill Laney, is collecting funds to purchase food for families in Kenya. Laney will be part of a seven-member team going on a mission trip this month to provide humanitarian assistance to villages in a remote region of Kenya.
    The cost of one 200-pound bag of corn for these families is about $50. The group hopes to provide at least 300 bags.

  • Lancaster County
    Celebrate Freedom event June 29
    Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1841 N. Rocky River Road, Lancaster, will host a Celebrate Freedom event at 6 p.m. June 29 with free food, a 7 p.m. showing of the movie “I Can Only Imagine,” games, bounce houses and a fireworks show beginning about 9:30 p.m. The event is free and all are welcome. For details, e-mail bethlehem@comporium.net. 
    Covenant Freedom Celebration

  • John Dixon’s Van Wyck home has been in his family for years, but the home he grew up in had fallen into disrepair.
    Without help, Dixon wouldn’t have been able to fix the place up, he said, but thanks to the Catawba Salkehatchie Camp, his home was transformed last week.
    A group of 10 volunteers showed up at Dixon’s house June 17 to start the repairs, which included painting, installing insulation and replacing all the windows of the house.

  • St. John’s UMC posts events
    St. John’s United Methodist Church, 160 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will hold these church events:
    • REAL Kids’ Wacky Wednesdays are back for the summer. Events include: June 26 – “Toy Story 4” movie outing; July 17 – miniature golf; July 31 – Asbury Hills; and Aug. 7 – “Minute to Win It.”

  • by Cherry Doster/See Lancaster, SC
    The annual Lancaster County Ag+Art Tour will kick off Friday, June 21, at the picturesque farm that is home to Benford Brewing Co., with music, cooking demos, 5-K, food trucks, craft brews, artisans, vendors and outdoor family games from 6 to 10 p.m. 
    Flatland Express Bluegrass will provide the perfect soundtrack for fun on the farm from 6 to 8 p.m., followed by Fiftywatt Freight Train, which will rock the evening to its end. Guests will enjoy free admission and parking.

  • by Jim Northrup/Faith Presbyterian Church
    Faith Presbyterian Church of Indian Land is sponsoring a Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry on Friday, June 21. The pantry truck will be located in the parking lot of Faith Presbyterian Church, 7520 Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521) at the intersection of Van Wyck Road.
    Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the distribution of food should begin at about 9 a.m.

  • Hospice caregivers to meet
    Hospice Care of S.C. will hold a caregiver support group 10-11 a.m. June 19 (third Wednesday of each month) in the Belair United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, Indian Land. For de-tails, call Cory Turner at (803) 577-4912.
    Mad Matters meet June 20

  • Temple Solel meets June 14
    Temple Solel, a Reform Jewish congregation, holds Shabbat services at 7 p.m. June 14 (second and fourth Fridays of each month) in the community room at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill. For details, call (803) 610-1707 or visit www.templesolelsc.org. or Temple Solel SC on Facebook.
    OLOG hosts mini-retreat