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Published by Shorelines Magazine, 2017-12-01 15:59:30

1217 December Shorelines

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100,000 MEALS PACKAGED to Help End World Hunger!

by BARB SHELLEY group of Girl Scouts, McCormick High Rev. Nels Ledwell, McCormick UMC Pastor, left, presents
FOR FIVE YEARS now, the School students, student athletes from a check for $5,800 to Valerie Carpenter of Rise Against
community of McCormick has come the McCormick Schools, students in Hunger as Bruce Motsinger, McCormick UMC Outreach
together during the month of October residence at John de la Howe School, Chair, looks on. The check represents McCormick UMC
– World Hunger Month – to package local children’s home, young people funds raised to cover the expenses of packaging
meals for not only their neighbors in need from Mt. Moriah Church, a proud 20,000 meals.
around the world, but also for neighbors grandmother from Republican UMC than 350,000 volunteers each year to
in our country who are battling hunger who brought her grandson to help for the package meals for people in need around
as a result of natural disasters and other third year in a row; and one young lady the globe. Since 2005, Rise Against
issues. On Saturday, October 7 the who came just because she read about it Hunger has distributed more than
total number of meals packaged during in the newspaper. 315,000,000 meals to recipients in 74
that five year time period exceeded the countries.
100,000 meal mark when McCormick Rise Against Hunger is an international
United Methodist Church hosted its hunger relief agency that seeks to To view more photos and learn more
fifth meal packaging event that brought end global hunger by engaging local about this event, visit McCormick
together 106 volunteers who, under the volunteers. The organization was formed UMC’s website at mccormickumc.org/
direction of representatives from the Rise in 1998 by Ray Buchanan, a United rise-against-hunger-october-2017•
Against Hunger organization, packaged Methodist Minister, and began its
over 20,000 meals in a little over two meal packaging program in 2005. The
hours. organizational mission is stated as “Rise
Against Hunger is driven by the vision of
Joining the members of the a world without hunger. Its mission is to
McCormick UMC congregation this year end hunger in our lifetime by providing
were many volunteers who gave extra food and life-changing aid to the world’s
hands to lighten the load of achieving the most vulnerable and creating a global
task at hand. Those volunteers included, commitment to mobilize the necessary
in addition to friends and neighbors, a resources.”

Rise Against Hunger mobilizes more

“Socializing  Singles”

by LOIS FULTZ games of cornhole, putting, is looking for someone to Tickets are $18 (But we
ooking for a new and chipping. There was also take charge and people might be able to get a group
opportunity to a day where everyone kicked to volunteer to take turns discount). Following the
get out of the back and played cards at the organizing at least one performance, we will go
house and meet River Grille. In November event each month for 2018. to J Peters for dinner and
and mingle there was a well organized Volunteering for “Socializing on the way home view the
with fellow day trip by Adventure Travel Singles” will be a big help to Connie Maxwell Christmas
to see the Christmas Story the large amount of single decorations. For the
unattached SLV residents? performed in Fort Mill, NC. men and women in SLV December 10 outing, contact
Join the “Socializing Stay connected and there is looking for entertainment Maureen Mooney at
Singles” group for men and bound to be a “Socializing and a chance to make new 391-8415 or Ingrid Fuller at
women. This group does Singles” event that grabs friends. Don’t let this chance 391-5519.
a wide variety of activities your attention. go by.
and events which are sure to Keep an eye out on
appeal to many. Did you just move to SLV? On Sunday, December Neighborlink and Shorelines
Single newcomers to SLV 10 meet at the Rec for upcoming “Socializing
Recently, “Socializing are highly encouraged to Center and leave by 1:00 Singles” gatherings.
Singles” held an attend as well. p.m. to the Greenwood
“Octoberfest” Celebration Community Theatre to see For general information
at the River Grille where “Socializing Singles” the performance at 2:00 of contact Lois Fultz at
attendees participated in fun needs your help. For the “Miracle on 34th Street.” 864-828-2259.•
fun to continue, the group

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Taking losses to get ahead! Is it a good idea?

y wife, Susan, and I recently took our annual to sell ABC Corp, that decrease in value becomes a “realized
fall pilgrimage to Hendersonville, NC. This capital loss.” Realized capital losses can be used to offset capital
time every year, we pack up the children gains, and in some instances, can be used to offset earned
and a picnic lunch and set forth on the open income up to $3000 if no capital gains exist for that tax year.
road. This year, as I drove along the winding In this example, Mary and Tom have $5000 in capital gains in
roads, marveling at the kaleidoscopic colors XYZ that are offset completely by their loss in ABC. Therefore,
of Blue Ridge Mountain foliage, listening to they would pay no tax on the $5000 profit gained from selling
my favorite college football team on the radio, it was quite their XYZ shares. Keep in mind, if they would like to repurchase
apparent that the end of 2017 was “in the air.” It’s this time of shares in ABC Corp, they must observe the Wash Sale Rule by
year when many people begin to create mental “New Year’s waiting 31 days to repurchase shares.
resolution” lists. But not me! As a financial planner, I begin to
think about taxes. With that in mind, I decided to share some Be aware, this is not a complete description of all possible
information about tax loss harvesting to help you prepare now tax loss harvesting scenarios. Please consult a Certified
for the 2018 tax season. Financial Planner (CFP®) and/or Certified Public Accountant
Tax loss harvesting is the act of selling investments that are (CPA®) for more details.
worth less than what you paid. By selling those with losses, you
may be able to offset profits from other investments (i.e. capital In conclusion, although no one likes to see their investments
gains) and potentially lower your tax bill. There are a few decrease in value, with a little planning it is possible to make
things to keep in mind. If you really can’t bear the thought of “lemonade from lemons.” I hope you find this information
not owning the investment you plan to sale, be sure to wait 31 useful in making future investment decisions about how to
days before you repurchase. The IRS Wash Sale Rule prevents best manage taxes and your financial future.
you from claiming a loss on a sale of an investment if you buy
a replacement within 30 days before or after the sale. This Best wishes,
applies to the purchase of the same or substantially identical John W. Cooper
security. Also, be sure to sell the investment by December 29th,
due to the fact that in 2017 December 31st falls on a Sunday. John W. Cooper, CFP® is a Private
Here’s an example of tax loss harvesting at work. You may Client Advisor with Greenwood Capital
remember Mary and Tom from my previous article (Shorelines, Associates, LLC. John is active on the
August 2017). This year has been a fantastic year for their board of directors for several local non-
investment portfolio. In particular, their 500 shares of XYZ profits. He also sits on the Self Regional
Corp has increased from $40/share to $50/share - a 25% gain! Healthcare Foundation Planned Gifts
In September, they decided to lock in their profit by selling Committee.
XYZ at $50. This transaction created a substantial profit (aka Greenwood Capital Associates, an SEC
capital gain) of $5000. Unfortunately, they also have a few registered investment advisory firm, does
investments that have not performed as well. In fact, one not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. Greenwood Capital
particular investment of 500 shares in ABC Corp is now worth Associates, LLC is an SEC registered investment advisory firm. This
less ($40/share) than their purchase price ($50/share). The material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and
decrease in value of $5000 is known as “unrealized capital is not intended to provide, and should not be relied upon for tax,
loss.” If Mary & Tom decide to hold on to the stock in ABC, no legal or accounting advice.
tax loss can be claimed on their 2017 tax return. If they decide

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OUTDOORS | Nature

by DOUG CHALIFOUR by LEE BELANGER
Event Committee Master Naturalist

IT WAS A scary night at the RC as members and guests FIRST, WHAT IS a dove?
of SLV dressed up for the “2017 Halloween Bash.” If Doves/pigeons live throughout
you missed it, you missed another awesome event here at the world except in harsh
SLV. climates. The 300 plus species
belong to the family Columbidae
The costumes were great and the food was wonderful! and are perhaps the most
The crowd was very much into it, thanks to our DJ’s, common birds worldwide.
Grooving Garry & Be-Bopping Bob. In many countries, the names
vary by location except in the
The Events Committee would like to thank Jeanne, scientific community and bird field
Dee, Sydnee, and Maureen for the use of their guides. Even field guide names change
decorations. periodically. What was once called a rock dove is now named a
rock pigeon. Often lay people consider white birds to be doves
And a big shout out to Howard & Carol Lauderback and all others to be pigeons. Still others believe pigeons are
for the ‘Creepy Clowns’ as our outside decorations. domesticated birds in cities, and doves are wild or forest birds.
Ornithologists tend to name the smaller birds doves, but even
Costume winners were: Ray and Billie Tarnosky, Tom this is not always so.
and Karen Greene, and Mike Brown. Congratulations to
the winners!! In South Carolina, the rock pigeon and morning dove are
the two most common birds in this family. Six other species
Watch for the pictures of this fun night on the gallery are or have been in the state. All doves/pigeons are stout
of the member site. And stay tuned for our next event.• with short legs, necks, and bills but vary in overall size. Pure
white birds are albino or bred to be white, primarily from
8 • December 2017 • SavannahShorelines.com homing pigeons for use at magic shows, weddings and other
celebrations. People call these birds white doves, and they are
what symbolize Christmas.

From ancient paganism to modern religions, doves gained a
variety of attributes and religious significance. Shrines from
the 8th century BC in the eastern Mediterranean carved doves
above their doorways.

Greek drawings from 500 B.C. show Aphrodite, the Greek
goddess of love, surrounded by doves. Doves appear many
times in the Old Testament. The most memorable is Noah’s
release of a dove in search of land after the flood. When the
dove returned with an olive leaf, the bird became a symbol of
hope. By the time of Jesus’ birth, the dove already symbolized
love, hope and the divine. In the New Testament, the dove
represents the Holy Spirit. The word, dove, appears over
40 times in the Bible. Before the cross became the symbol of
Christianity, Christians used the dove to identify themselves as
followers of Christ. The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore has
an altar piece decorated with doves from the 13th century used
for holding the Eucharist.

The European turtledove, also in the Columbidae family,
appears in both the Bible and in the Christmas song, “The
twelve Days of Christmas.”

Today doves symbolize love, peace, freedom, purity, hope,
fidelity and, the Holy Spirit. All these meanings attributed to
doves passed down from generation to generation, became
a part of the Christian religion and a symbol of the birth of
Christ.

What is on your mind? E-mail Lee at Lungwort@aol.com•
Fun Fact:

The extinct dodo bird was related to pigeons and doves.


THE MACK

December at the MACK Merry McCormick GOOD SHEPHERD
BENEVOLENT
www.mccormickarts.org / 864-852-3216 DECEMBER 1 WILL also be the
mccormickarts@gmail.com annual “Holiday Art Trot,” Christmas Bake Sale
Tree Lighting, “Festival of Trees” and at the
You are in for a real treat! The Matt so much more … It will be a wonderful DORN MILL
Sprouse and David Holloway Artist evening full of festivities. The “Holiday
Reception is on Friday, December on Main” parade will be on Saturday, FESTIVAL OF TREES
December 2 at 11:00 am on Main FRIDAY, DEC.1st
1, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Street. Please see our website or contact
the McCormick Arts Council. This the McCormick County Chamber of 10:00 AM - 1 PM
reception will also feature live piano Commerce for more information about 5:00 PM - 8:00 AM
by Matt Miller, a graduate from Lander local holiday events.
University, a previous student of Dr. SATURDAY, DEC. 2nd
Lenti and a recently elected member to January MACK
the Greenwood City Council. Mr. Miller “Student Art Exhibition” 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

also is the resident pianist at 611 N. Washington Street
St. Mark United Methodist Church.
SavannahShorelines.com • December 2017 • 9
Matt Sprouse ALL ART STUDENTS - Please
MATT SPROUSE IS a photographer, plan to register up to three pieces
collaborator, and independent of art before the holiday break for
contributor. A passion for capturing the January MACK “Student Art
enduring images and sharing their Exhibition” on Friday, January 5. Our
unique beauty and composition with annual “Juried Art Exhibition”will
others has garnered him national also accept entries in mid-January. We
exposure and acclaim. While being encourage you to plan ahead and look
featured in The Huffington Post and forward to participating in the New
American Survival Guide has allowed for a Year.
broad audience, this lifelong resident of
Greenwood County draws inspiration Donate to the MACK
from his local surroundings. An avid ANY INTERESTED FRIENDS of
outdoorsman, Matt is always ready, the MACK, DONOR25 supporters
camera in hand, to capture those once- or new members … you still have
in-a-lifetime moments that can never be time to make a gift before the end of
scripted or replicated. To view some of the year, and we would be honored.
Matt’s projects, visit All contributions to the MACK are
www.mattsprousephotography.com. tax deductible and will help reduce
your Annual Gross Income. If you can
David Holloway benefit from making a gift, especially
I WAS BORN and raised in if you have any unused “Required
Greenwood; and my passion is Minimum Distributions” please contact
capturing both still and moving images. Heather McNally at
I work full time as a commercial mccormickarts@gmail.com•
cinematographer and filmmaker; and
in my spare time, I love to capture still Photos by Matt Sprouse (left) and David Holloway (right)
images. If I had to classify myself as a
photographer, most of my work is either
travel related or landscapes. Recently, I
launched a new series of images called
“BlurScapes,” which are essentially
abstract landscapes. My collection of
work for this exhibit will feature images
from my travels to Mexico, Montana,
the Okefenokee National Wildlife, the
Lowcountry, and local images.


OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CLUB LORENZO’S WINE CELLAR

Outdoor Adventure Club Trip to Calhoun Falls Fire & Wine
in California
by LINDA McCLINTOCK
ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 23 people went on an by LARRY RUSSO
adventure to Calhoun Falls. We took a group picture at the HE WILDFIRES THAT scorched
Recreation Center in front of one of the kayak trailers before California began on October 8 of this
we departed. Fog set in on our drive to Calhoun Falls but that year and raged for weeks, burning more
did not deter us. We put our kayaks in and began our paddle than 200,000 acres of prime wine country
as the fog started to lift. One couple disappeared into the fog in Napa, Sonoma and Mendicino
as they went off to find an island for a little geocaching before counties. At last count, the death toll was
catching up with the rest of the group farther down the lake. over 40, with more than 7700 structures
destroyed, including at least 11 severely
When the fog lifted, the beautiful changing colors of the damaged or destroyed wineries, with a
trees along the shoreline were revealed. The sun was warm dozen more suffering lesser damage.
and the day beautiful for our leisurely paddle on Lake Russell.
We stopped at Bluehole Park where Gloria Bramble had the These wildfires were tragic for the
paddlers attempt to spell out OAC in the lake as she stood on residents of Northern California; but for those dependent
a fishing dock above instructing the group where to put their on the wine industry for their livelihood, the overview was
kayaks to form the letters for a picture and video. We need a more fortunate. These fires burned late in the grape growing
little more practice! season. About 75% of the harvest was already in, and the
fires occurred immediately after a period of local climatic
When we finished our paddle and loaded up all of the heat so that most of the grapes still on the vine were ripe
kayaks, we went to a pavilion overlooking the lake for a and ready to be harvested. With the fires now contained,
picnic. After lunch, there were several people who finished the Northern California’s wine industry faces concerns about
adventure with a hike on the trail through the woods before immediate fire damage and longer term, worries about
returning to SLV. smoke damage. The regional economy is also a concern.
Labor and housing shortages were already a problem.
If you have not had an opportunity to join one of the Now those problems have intensified with 100,000 people
Outdoor Adventure Club events be it a paddle, bike ride, hike, evacuated and thousands of homes lost. Rebuilding those
etc., you are missing a lot of fun. We will be putting our 2018 homes will take many years and untold sums of money.
Calendar of Events out very soon. Watch for it and mark the Meanwhile where are these people going to live? Where are
events you are interested in participating in on your calendar they going to work? Fanned by 50-mile per hour winds and
so you have set aside the date and don’t miss out on the fun. spreading rapidly in the middle of the night the fires were
devastating to many residents.
SLV Outdoor
Adventure Club Hike Fortunately, vineyards make good fire breaks, many
of the fires (which were given individual names such as
at Paris Mountain “Nuns” and “Atlas”) went right to the outer limits of the
State Park vineyards. The fires did not come down to Alexander
Valley, Geyserville or Healdsburg, thus avoiding even more
by LINDA McCLINTOCK devastation.
TEN MEMBERS OF the
SLV Outdoor Adventure Club The vineyards and wineries in these areas fared better
went on a hike at Paris Mountain State Park in Greenville on than the general populace. Despite the inferno surrounding
Wednesday, November 15. We walked the trail around the them, courageous pickers, protected by smoke masks and
lake, and two other trails. Steve and Carole LaPonte hiked harvesting at night, managed to pick most of the harvest.
along with the group on some of the trails before venturing After the fires were quelled, about 10% of the grapes
out on their own for some more geocaching. After our hike at remained to be picked.
the park, some of us went downtown to the Falls on the Reedy
River for lunch before returning to SLV. It was a beautiful day Smoke taint seems to be less of a concern than initially
at the park and along the river in Greenville.• feared, mostly because when the fires broke out the fruit
10 • December 2017 • SavannahShorelines.com remaining to be picked was Cabernet Sauvignon that was
already fully ripe. Cabernet is also a tough, thick-skinned
grape, better able to combat smoke taint than other
varietals. Additionally, most of the 2017 vintage was already
in the vats before the fire started. Smoke taint cannot really
be evaluated until after fermentation is complete. Any wines
that were affected by smoke won’t be bottled or sold.

In summary it could have been much worse for
winemakers and consumers. Most of California’s 2017
vintage is intact.•

Worst Pun of the Month
People who eat their apples, stem, seed and all,

improve their core.


United Churches Of McCormick County Hosannah McCormick New Hope
Presents Baptist First Baptist Missionary
Church Baptist Church
McCormick Area 2017 Church 1680 New Hope
654 Highway 7 108 Oak Street
ChofrisCtmhuasrcTheosur Road
Saturday, December 9
from 11 - 4 p.m. Lutheran Church McCormick United Zion Chapel
By The Lake Methodist Church AME
Join friends and neighbors to tour six
churches in McCormick County. 100 Twelve Oaks 200 East Golf Street 291 Zion Chapel
Drive Road
Visit their decorated sanctuaries, learn of
their history, their Christmas traditions,
and enjoy the music of this holy season.

Tickets are not required
Admission is FREE!

SavannahShorelines.com • December 2017 • 11


McCormick Garden Club’s “Home for the Holidays” tour
for the Dorn Mill Complex’s Grist Mill

is a Highlight of the McCormick Historic Commission’s “O LITTLE TOWN
“Festival of Trees” Celebration OF BETHLEHEM”

2016 Grist Mill Decorations houses in every nook and cranny, A Christmas Musical
by MARY ANNE LINSENMAYER Santa’s reindeer and a special tribute Performed by the choir
to the Armed Forces. Throughout the
LINDA BAKER AND her merry band of mill are special displays highlighting of the
Garden Club workers and spouses are hard the true meaning of Christmas. McCORMICK FIRST
at work decorating the Grist Mill for the BAPTIST CHURCH
upcoming McCormick Historic Commission’s The decorations include over 20
“Festival of Trees” Celebration at the Dorn plus decorated Christmas trees, yards 108 So. Oak St.,
Mill Complex as a part of the McCormick and yards of garland, and literally McCormick, SC 29835
Chamber of Commerce’s “Holiday on Main.” thousands of lights to lift your
Christmas spirit. Walking through Friday evening,
This year’s “Home for the Holidays” theme the mill with its walls of old brick December 8, 2017
for the tour of the Grist Mill will amaze all. and the iron and steel machinery of
The Star Bright exterior walkway leads an historic grist mill, one almost forgets that at 7:00 p.m.
visitors from the Cotton Gin’s “Festival of the Grist Mill dating from ca.1898 can be so (followed by an Ice Cream Social)
Trees” displays past the Cookie Vendors and beautifully brought back into the light.
comical Santa’s Elves into a land of fantasy, Admission is free, so be sure to bring your Sunday,
delight and fun. Watch for such wonders as friends and neighbors. Also be sure to stop December 10, 2017
the sparkling Victorian corner, Christmas at the Cotton Gin to view the decorated trees
and the “Crafty Ladies Craft Show” (Dec. at 11:00 a.m.
1 & 2 only) and “Holiday Market” (Dec. 8
& 9 only) both featuring local artisans with Celebrate Christmas as the
handcrafted items for gifts and a variety choir and soloists of the
of vendors. Dates for the “Home for the McCormick First Baptist
Holidays” tour are Dec. 1, 2 and 8, 9 from Church present this year’s
9:00- 1:00 pm and 5:00-8:00 pm all four days. Christmas musical,
For more information Contact the “O Little Town of
McCormick Chamber of Commerce: Bethlehem.”
864-852-2835
or info@mccormickscchamber.org.• “O LITTLE TOWN OF
BETHLEHEM”
Shop Downtown Artisans Gallery Shop (MACK) Red Rooster Emporium
Merchants 115 S. Main St. 118 S. Main St. will be performed on
Featuring: Locally crafted artisan items, 864-852-9244 Friday evening,
Support your local business gifts and cards. Extended hours until 9:00pm!
and non-profits right here on Open through 1:00 Christmas Eve. Featuring: Art and live music December 8, 2017
Main Street during the gift Books on Main SC Wild’s Heritage Center at 7:00 p.m.
giving season! 102 N. Main St. and “Plantation Quilts”
Extended hours until 8:00pm 201 S. Main St. (followed by the traditional
Historic Downtown Perfect for holiday gifts! 803-618-2250 Ice Cream Social) and again
McCormick Dorn Mill Complex Extended hours until 8:00pm
206 N. Main St. Fee is required. on Sunday morning,
Holiday Art Trot Featuring: Festival of Trees, Home for Please call for more information. December 10, 2017
the Holidays Tour Featuring:“Old Fashioned Christmas” at 11:00 a.m. at the
Enjoy art, culture and Featuring:“Crafty Ladies”Craft Show” The All Aboard Train House McCormick First Baptist
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ROD & GUN CLUB

Fish FrySLV Rod & Gun Club 2017 Annual

by KEN WILES

THE SLV ROD & Gun Club had their annual Fish Fry on
Friday, October 27. The event was held at the Recreation
Center in near perfect weather and hosted over 100 members
and their spouses.

Bob and Ginny Vose did the shopping and food preparation
for the buffet which included; potato salad, Cole slaw, baked
beans, cookies, beer, wine, soda and bottled water. Fish were
striper provided by Jack Alfredson, John Hoffman and Bob
Vose. The fish frying task was handled by Nancy McGhie, Ken
McGhie and Ken Wiles.

All comments about the function were very positive with
many people requesting Nancy’s breading mix recipe. Members
will receive that recipe in the November “Fishing News and
Notes.” Door prizes were awarded, announcements made and
the function concluded about 6:00 PM.

SLV Rod & Gun Club Holds Mixed Couples Shoot

by KEN WILES twice for a total of twenty rounds.
ON OCTOBER 14 the Savannah And the winners were! Josh
Lakes Rod & Gun Club held its
first mixed team contest. Sixteen Sandt’s Team #1 with Len Azzarano,
members came out for the event, Wayne Shollenberger and Janie
4 ladies and 12 men. Names were Clark. Josh’s team had a total of 45
drawn to determine the four person points. Mark Young’s team came
teams, each team consisting of one in second with 42 points, Charles
lady and three men. Lewis’s team was third with 29
points and Pete Nico’s team was
Team captains were; Josh Sandt, fourth with 24 points. Thank you to
Charles Lewis, Pete Nico and Mark all participants for providing a “fun”
Young. Shooting was conducted by event.
firing hand guns at a distance of 25
feet. Each shooter fired ten rounds The event was very successful and
will become an annual event (more
lady shooters are needed next year).

Rod & Gun Club Holds Arcade Shoot

by KEN WILES

REMEMBER WHEN YOU were a youngster (I know that
might have been a long time ago) and you went to the fair or
carnival and paid to shoot moving targets? Well. it’s just as
much fun today as it was then. This time the targets were 75
feet away, not the 2-4 feet common at the carnivals, and the
targets were small and moving fast!

Twenty-two club members came out for our Arcade
Shoot---16 men and 6 ladies. All participants shot 10 rounds
with their .22 caliber rifles and made two attempts to hit the
moving targets. Amazingly. 7 of the 22 tied for first place:
Mike Brown, Sue Berger, Dave Blevins, Wayne Wright, Bill
Swanson, Josh Sandt and Charles Lewis! Congratulations to
these “Sharp Shooters.”•

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2017 Fall Bocce League Recap

by LANA STEARNS
THE 2017 FALL Bocce league welcomed many new players. The
competition was intense at times with many matches being won by only
2 points!!! In the end, there were two teams with 9 wins and 2 loses for
the season. The league’s last match paired up the teams by standings; and
the winner of the championship game was Kathleen Mihalyak, Gordon
Watkins, Christine Robbins and Earl Estrella. Congratulations and we
look forward to a fun filled Spring 2018 Season!•

GOLF COMMITTEE

December Golf Committee Review COURSE HANDICAP MAXIMUM SCORE
ON ANY HOLE
by JOHN RHOADS 9 or less Double Bogey
HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SLV 10 through 19 7
Golf Community! 20 through 29 8
30 through 39 9
I just wanted to make a few observations from the golfing 10
standpoint: BIG KUDOS go to John Caswell for the great 40 or more
food and just as important the easiness you make it for us to
sponsor and promote the great food and service your group You might want to cut this out and keep it in your rules book.
provides. I cannot let the year end opportunity go by without This is the time of the year that the growth of our grasses
again thanking Nancy Kiernan and her “Golf and Gather” slow down and quit. This time of year can be very hard on
group for their tremendous playing afternoons and utilization our ingress and egress areas. Please, for YOUR courses’
of our dining facilities. THANK-YOU!!!!!!!!!! sake, LOOK FOR AREAS TO ENTER AND LEAVE THE
FAIRWAYS THAT ARE NOT BEING USED TO DEATH.
Thank-you also the folks who stepped up and achieved Thanksgiving is behind us and Christmas is coming. We wish
the “Pace of Play.” I believe that you not only enjoyed this you safety and the continuation of your blessings.•
challenge but you made golf more fun for many folks.

A confusing item for many of us is what is our maximum
score we are to take based upon our handicap. Following is a
table that should help.

MEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION

MGA SEASON IN REVIEW Ed Howerton - 4th hole Monticello; MGA Match Play: White tees - 1st
Paul Dehlinger, Patrick Ouellette & place, Gary DeArment; Member tees -
by FRANK COMPARATO Charlie Angstadt - 11th hole Tara. 1st Place, Dave Markle; Gold Tee -
IT’S THAT TIME of year again and MGA/WGA Presidents Cup: 1st Place, Lee Sheppard; Silver tees -
our official MGA Golfing Season is over. 1st Flight - 1st Place: Dan Chapman, 1st Place, Gene Graziano
It’s been interesting, competitive and Karen Sides, Ann Howell, Peter MGA Championship: White Flight 1-
fun. We ended the 2017 season in festive Benedetto; 2nd Flight - 1st Place: Pat 1st Place, Keith Wise; White flight 2 - 1st
style with our annual Prime Rib Dinner. Ouellette, Betty Palone, David Holden, Place, Mark Leszczynski; Member Flight
But, let’s pause and review some of the Pat Tinnell; 3rd flight - 1st Place: - 1st Place, Michael Payne; Gold Flight
highlights. Michael Duffy, Glenn Gumbiner, Mary - 1st Place, William Wold; Silver Flight -
MGA Membership 2017 was 177 a 7% Markle, Barbara Wishall; 4th Flight - 1st 1st Place Rodger Hughes
increase. Place: Dale Godby, Janice Payne, JJ
Seven Holes In One: (Mike Perkins, AR Veal, Richard Hogg. Although the official season is over,
Charnes & Mike Duffy (black tees) – 8th MGA/WGA Mixed Challenge: was MGA golf is not. This is a great time to
hole Monticello; split, men won the first and women won join us for the winter months, and you
the second. don’t have to be a MGA member. Just
come out on Thursdays.•

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Washington-Wilkes Christmas Home Tour More interesting facts about Washington, Georgia:
• In the Battle of Kettle Creek on February 14, 1779, the
by SHARON JONES American forces defeated 700 Tories, thus checking the
THE MOST INTERESTING fact about Washington-Wilkes? British from occupying the entire State.
It has the most antebellum homes in GA - over 100! • Washington (pop 4,950) was the first town in the United
States named for George Washington on January 23, 1780
The town of Washington is located in East Central Georgia • On July 22, 1790, Washington’s Reverend John Springer
-- one hour from Athens, one hour from Augusta, and two became the first ordained Presbyterian minister in Georgia.
hours from Atlanta. Wilkes County was the first county in • Eli Whitney spent time perfecting his cotton gin and
Georgia formed under the Georgia Constitution of 1777. It was tutoring children a few miles east of Washington at John
named for British Parliamentarian and American Independence Talbot’s plantation, Mount Pleasant (now the Griggs
supporter John Wilkes. Just three years later, the county seat, Home).
Washington, was incorporated and became the first chartered • Washington is home to the first female newspaper editor
town in the country named for George Washington. in Georgia and probably the Southeast, Sarah Porter
Hillhouse, of Washington’s The Monitor in 1803 - now the
Washington-Wilkes has played a major role in not only Slaton Home.
Georgia’s history but our nation’s as well. The Revolutionary • The first white female executed in the state of Georgia,
battle of Kettle Creek was fought in Wilkes County on Polly Barclay, was hanged west of town on May 13, 1806
February 14, 1779. This battle was responsible for driving the (tree no longer there).
British out of northeast Georgia. During the War Between
the States, Washington-Wilkes played host to the last cabinet
meeting of the Confederacy, which took place in the old Bank
of Georgia building- also known as the Heard House-and was
attended by Jefferson Davis. It was also the last place that the
infamous Confederate gold was tracked... and never found.

Enjoy a historic home tour on Saturday, December 9, 2017, from 10am - 5pm, with free art venues and an evening
“Holiday Parade of Lights” through Downtown Washington. The homes on our tour range from antebellum mansions
to early twentieth century cottages -- all decorated for the season. After eating at one of our restaurants on the Square,
shop for unique gifts at our antique and boutique shops! Children are welcome. Tickets are $30 at
http://www.historyofwilkes.org. The tour is sponsored by the Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation.•

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TENNIS/PICKLEBALL COMMITTEE

TENNIS/PICKLEBALL

December Review

by LANA SNELLGROVE

ECEMBER IS A month windscreens for the winter, scraping the players. “We discussed visiting them
of joy and celebration. clay courts, and trenching behind the in Augusta at a later date.” New and
The Tennis/Pickleball lower courts. In addition, they rolled experienced players are encouraged to
Committee takes time and watered the clay courts when the come out and join the various groups
to celebrate some of its RC was in the process of hiring a new available during the week. Check the
accomplishments for the staff member. Sartain complimented activities schedule at the Recreation
year. For two years the the RC staff on the amazing job they do Center or call Bill Adamson for more
committee has sponsored keeping the facilities in good repair. “We information (391-3523).
the annual dinner-dance with the goal know the staff must also use their time
of providing new, more comfortable to maintain the pools, bowling alley, and Three SLV teams this year won the
spectator seating at the tennis complex. other parts of the facility; so this group GATA Division Championship and
This year, working with the POA, we was formed to assist the staff in their went on to compete at the State Level.
were able to purchase new chairs for the efforts.” One of those teams, the 6.0 Mixed
tennis courts that match the chairs at the Doubles Team brought home a State
pool and on the RC patio. A welcome On Friday, October 27, the pickleball Championship Banner. We congratulate
sign and flower garden are now a part community welcomed a number of all of our competitive teams who are
of the tennis/pickleball complex. “The players from the Augusta YMCA to mix spreading the word that SLV supports
Tennis/Pickleball Committee felt that an and mingle as they played with pickleball tennis wholeheartedly.
attractive sign would make a ‘splash’ at players from SLV. Players from both
the entrance [to the complex], making teams met afterwards for lunch. Bill We look forward to entering 2018 with
it attractive to visitors and prospective Adamson reported that everyone enjoyed strong and growing programs for both
homeowners,” explained Mike Sartain, playing with and against different tennis and pickleball. Pick up a racquet
chair of the Committee. This endeavor or a paddle and join the fun.•
was also a collaborative effort.
Community Services built the sign
and helped with laying out the garden.
Mike Lusby contributed labor to put
in the rocks and Sally Perkins, tennis
player and garden club member, planted
flowers to add color to the entrance sign.
Another important project of the Tennis/
Pickleball Committee is the sponsorship
of the MVP (Maintenance Volunteer
Program). This hardworking group of
folks actively participated in rolling up

TENNIS COMPETITORS Represent

SLV AT STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

by DOUG CHALIFOUR

From left to right: the men’s team-Doug Chalifour, Bill Adamson, Jim Bailey, Bill McDonald, Jerry THE MEN’S 3.0 65+ Tennis Team won their Regional
Lowther and Frank Rousseau (not pictured, Chris Neid, Glenn Heffner, and Jack Becker were not Division and traveled to Hilton Head as qualifiers for the State
available for the tournament). The Cheerleading Squad in the front: Marianne Chalifour, Janice Championship.
Adamson, Andrea Lowther, and Darlene Bailey.
Going up against other finalists from Sun City, Hilton Head,
20 • December 2017 • SavannahShorelines.com Rock Hill and other large tennis communities, they found the
competition quite strong. While the State Championship was
not in the cards this year, everyone had a great time.

Captain Doug Chalifour stated, “Thanks to our Co-Captain,
Frank Rousseau, we did find a winning combination of
restaurants.”•


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every DEVOTIONS

Welcome to The Christmas Tree
Lutheran Church By The Lake
by REV. KINSLER
Highway 378 & Twelve Oaks Drive THE CHRISTMAS TREE is a cherished tradition in many families. Children’s
eyes twinkle in time with the blinking of colored lights. Grandparents’ memories
Sunday Morning - 8:15 & 10:15am are reflected in the warm smiles of nostalgia as they hang treasured family
Sunday School Adults - 9:15am heirlooms on green boughs. There can be little doubt the Christmas tree holds a
central place in our decorations for Christmas.
Youth Fellowship Wednesday - 4:15pm
But that has not always been the case. The origins of using evergreen
Pastor Jim Kinsler boughs to symbolize hope in the midst of the bleak months of the year predate
864-391-3000 Christianity. Many cultures, including Chinese, Egyptians, Romans, Hebrews,
lcbtl@wctel.net and Scandinavians, had variations on the use of evergreens as a sign of eternal
life. In the early days of the Christian church, and even up until the 19th
“Building relationships with God and neighbors” century, the use of evergreen decorations and trees during Christmas was
discouraged or prohibited because of its pagan associations.
Good Shepherd Catholic Church
As the middle ages gave way to the Renaissance, the tradition
Invites you to attend services of the Christmas tree began to take root in northern Europe.
Wed & Fri - 9am The use of evergreens as a symbol of eternal life through Jesus
Sat - 5 pm Christ spread along with the Protestant Reformation in the
Sun - 11 am 1500’s. Martin Luther is often given credit for the addition
of candles to Christmas trees to represent the light of Jesus
The Rev. Robert Sayer, pastor overcoming the darkness.

Confessions: Sat 3:30 - 4:30 The use of Christmas trees in America grew with the coming
of German immigrants. It wasn’t until 1882 that Edward
Hwy 221 North, McCormick H. Johnson, a vice president of the Edison Electric Light
852-4722 Company, replaced the dangerous practice of using candles
with electric lights. Today we have everything from LED lights
synchronized to music, to laser lightshows projected on the trees
in our yards.

The introduction of the Chrismon tree has added a meaningful
faith perspective on the use of Christmas trees. The word
“Chrismon” is a welding together of two words, Christ and monogram. In 1957
at the Lutheran Church of the Ascension in Danville, VA their Christmas tree
was decorated with handmade white and gold ornaments depicting symbols
of Christ. All the lights on the tree were white to convey the pure love of God
penetrating a dark and sinful world. The use of Chrismon trees has become a
significant way to communicate the good news of the incarnation through the
birth of Christ. The use of Chrismon trees is now a common practice enhancing
the celebration of Christmas for many congregations and denominations.

The prophet Isaiah captured the symbolism of new life and the anticipation of
the Christ by saying, “A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse, from his
roots a branch will bear fruit. The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him, the Spirit
of wisdom and understanding; the Spirit of counsel and might; the Spirit of
knowledge and the fear of the Lord.” These ancient words of Isaiah remind us
that the true spirit of Christmas is not our decorations, but God’s dedication to
bring new life to a fallen humanity. The tree that is at the center of the Christian
faith is not the Christmas tree, but the tree of the cross.•

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Michelle Allen, Children & Youth Director worship for community
10:45 am Morning Worship Kids Choir, Youth Service*
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Sunday Kids Church 7:00 pm Adult Bible Study spiritual needs.
Sunday School Please reference the
Morning Worship 9:45 AM 6:00 pm Evening Worship 8:00 pm Sanctuary Choir Practice* advertisements included
Evening Service 11:00 AM on this page to learn more.
Youth Program Royal Rangers, Mpact Girls*
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New Performance Group encourage more Villagers to From L to R: Lennie Vollmer, Fran McClain, Kelly Geisel, Kathy Godby, Mary Ruth Haworth,
Takes the Stage become involved in theater Bill Adamson, David McKloskey
work, both on the stage and
by RUSS GRIFFETH behind the scenes. After to ‘An Evening of Comedy’, Lennie Vollmer, Mary Ruth
he newest troupe, months of hard work by I think we hit our mark. This Haworth, Cameron Crawford,
composed of many people, “Performance show had to be largely written David McKloskey, David
veteran actors and Workshop/Green Curtains” or modified by Russ, as a Merrills, and Bill Adamson.
newcomers to theater, was born to offer people who few of the skits were British; Besides acting, almost
presented a comedy did not want to commit to and Tom is big on sight gags, everyone in the cast was
performance to two a 2-3 act play, a chance to so we tried to be as visually involved in building props
sold-out crowds participate in presenting short funny as the scripts allowed.” and setup between skits.
sketches. Much as Green Director Tom Newman said
in November. Originally Tees and Green Netters were “Making people laugh is a Forrest Gilmore was the
planned to be performed formed to encourage people wonderful thing. It gives Technical Director; Mariska
at the River Grille, it soon with little or no experience people a chance to forget their Young was the Stage
became apparent that it would in golf and tennis, “Green cares for a little while.” Manager; and Vicki Aleck,
have too many set changes Curtains” wanted to give Sue Berger, Susan O’Brien,
and props to effectively have people a chance to learn Cast members were: Dan Jeanne Thayer, and Mike
it in a small venue, so it was new skills and apply them Tutt, Fran McClain, Jane Vollmer all helped in either
arranged to be held at the in a theater setting. The Coolidge, Tom Newman, make-up, setting up the room,
Recreation Center. performances consisted of 9 Kelly Geisel, Kathy Godby, or sets/props.•
skits, 5 of which were original
Following the resounding works written by Russ
success of ‘Love Letters’ Griffeth and Jane Coolidge.
about a year ago, two of SLV’s
experienced actors, Tom Producer Jane Coolidge
Newman and Jane Coolidge, made the comment, “Judging
began looking for ways to from the audience response

DAR Grave Marking

TWENTY MEMBERS OF the
Long Cane Chapter, Daughters of the
American Revolution, their spouses and
friends, gathered Thursday morning
at the Harris-Wideman Cemetery to
honor Revolutionary War patriot, Adam
Wideman. 

They were joined by SCDAR District
III Director, Faye Kassing.  Honored
guests included descendants Gene Klugh
of West Columbia, SC, Hugh Bradley
of Irmo, SC, Jane McDonald and Lynn
Lenning of Greenwood, SC.•

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CAMELLIA – 1530 HSF – 3 bed, 2 bath

$183,000

Offered by Capital Home Builders

Room sizes and square footages are approximate. Lot Selection: Choose from our builder
Pricing, floor plans and elevations are subject to change. approved handpicked lake, golf or
Landscaping not included. interior lots.
Price based on slab on grade construction. Builders Warranty: Built and warrantied by
LOCAL SLV builder: Capital Home Builders.
Includes: Appliances, Granite Countertops,
Hardwood and Tile Flooring, Custom
Kitchen Cabinets, Fiber Cement Siding, and
Stone or Brick Accents.
Interior Design: Utilize our in-house
interior designer to help select finishes and
paint colors.
Custom Design Upgrade: You like the
plan but desire small or large changes. No
problem. Just ask.
Build it on your lot: Ask us for a quote to
put this home on your lot.
Upgrade suggestions: Screen in the porch,
upgrade the insulation package, or lay
hardwoods in the master bedroom.

www.CapitalHB.com


Complete care,
close to home.

We are local surgeons who live and practice full-time in the Lakelands community. We care for all our
patients here at the region’s largest referral hospital. You and your family members don’t need to
travel out of town. As your hometown orthopedist, we are proud to serve you and your physician when
surgery is needed.

High-quality and safe care for our patients is our highest priority at Self Regional. In addition, you have
access to a wide array of specialists, normally only available in much larger, metropolitan areas.

Our surgeons are board certified and several have received fellowship training in a subspecialty area;
and, together, we are able to offer both general services and the extra skill associated with a specialist.
Our subspecialties include:

• Minimally invasive surgery
• Arthroscopic surgery

(microscopic joint surgery)
• Hand, foot and shoulder surgery
• Sports medicine
• Total joint replacement

When your physician recommends Nonereefdeerdra. l
an orthopedic specialist, Orthopaedic 1-877(-2262693-B) ONE
Associates of the Lakelands is local
healthcare worth asking for.

Board certified orthopedic surgeons.
Charles D. Gray, M.D., Douglas F. Powell, M.D., Richard M. Christian, Jr., M.D.,
Anthony R. Timms, M.D., Lee A. Patterson, M.D., John Cathcart, III, M.D., John A. King, M.D.,
Michael Maughon, Jr., M.D.

Greenwood: Laurens:
102 Gregor Mendel Circle Self Medical Center • Laurens
Greenwood, S.C. 29646 22580 Hwy 76 East, Suite 200
Abbeville: Laurens, S.C. 29360
103 Commercial Drive McCormick/Savannah Lakes:
Abbeville, S.C. 29620 Savannah Lakes Medical Center
Edgefield: 207 Holiday Road
Edgefield County Hospital McCormick, S.C. 29835
300 Medical Ridge Plaza
www.selfmedicalgroup.org. Edgefield, S.C. 29824


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