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Local choirs unite for concert

BY IVY MOORE ivy@theitem.com You know Christmas is on its way in Sumter when the Woman's Afternoon Music Club presents its annual Festival of Choirs. While the joint concert of seasonal music by various local choirs is usually presented on the …

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Start your holidays with butter cookies

Around the world, it's time for holiday cookies: German springerles rolled out with patterned rolling pins; Dutch speculoos as tall as St. Nick and as intricately detailed as a stained glass window; internationally beloved gingerbread men, women, …

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Church News: Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 211 Alice Drive, announces: * Saturday - Food fair and holiday market 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Homemade food items will include: cakes, pies, cookies, breads, preserves, pickles and frozen casseroles. There will also be …
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Brunson-Jolly

COLUMBIA - Dr. Jessica Elizabeth Brunson and Dr. Andrew Chad Jolly were united in marriage at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Millstone at Adams Pond. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. David Brunson, and the granddaughter of Mrs. …
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Leaches celebrate 70 years

Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Leach of Myrtle Beach celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Aug. 24, 2014 with their daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Walter Butler of Murrells Inlet; and their nephew and niece-in-law, Eddie and Nancy Taylor of …
Dear Abby More

Joy is diminished by sister's endless teasing

DEAR ABBY - I am a single woman who raised three kids on one average income. They are all grown and on their own now. I still save and have a tight budget, but now I can spend some money on travel. I have opportunities to travel with friends and do …
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Henry Darrow recalls 'High Chaparral' Thanksgiving

By Nick Thomas Tinseltown Talks Come November, Henry Darrow's thoughts typically turn to turkeys - and burros. Darrow, who played Manolito in the popular 60s western television series "High Chaparral," recalls a memorable Thanksgiving …
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Early wedding/engagement deadlines

Nov. 9 edition, deadline is noon on Oct. 29 Nov. 30 edition, deadline is noon on Nov. 19 Dec. 7 edition, deadline is noon on Nov. 26 Dec. 28 edition, deadline is noon on Dec. 17 Jan. 4, 2015 edition, deadline is noon on Dec. 23
Yesteryear More

Elks donate iron lung to Tuomey; USC closes building to remove asbestos

75 YEARS AGO - 1940 April 16-22 Tomorrow afternoon at 4 a baseball film on "How to Play Baseball" will be shown free at the Rex Theatre under the auspices of the American Legion through the cooperation of theater management. This film contains …
Reflections More

Early Residents shaped Sumter in all areas

Reflections continues to highlight the achievements and contributions of Sumter citizens who helped make our community successful and productive. The group highlighted in this issue comprises individuals selected at random and are not the only …