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Couple together for nearly 65 years die on the same day

ARNOLD, Mo. (AP) - A couple who had been together for nearly 65 years have died on the same day at a St. Louis-area nursing home. Jack and Harriet Morrison's beds were placed next to each other in their final hours, allowing them to hold hands, … more

Color, form, drama make traveling show at Sumter Gallery of Art memorable

This year's 42nd-annual South Carolina Watermedia Traveling Exhibition, currently at the Sumter Gallery of Art, begins with an impact - color, composition, technique and drama - and a chance for viewers to make choices. There are three winners, … more

Winter session of Adventures in Learning begins Jan. 30 at Shepherd's Center of Sumter

If you're 50 years or older, you once again have the opportunity to exercise both your mind and body when the winter session of Adventures in Learning begins at the Shepherd's Center of Sumter on Jan. 30. Classes meet mainly on Thursdays at Trinity … more

Inheriting the fine china? Many younger folks say 'no thanks'

Last summer, I cleaned out the house where my Grandma lived for 60 years. Every nook and cranny was filled with something - papers, mugs, old photographs, knickknacks, furniture. There were also two complete sets of Johann Haviland china, from … more

Sumter County Gallery of Art has much to see with 2 new exhibits

SUBMITTED Don't miss out on two exhibits running through Feb. 21 at Sumter County Gallery of Art. The first is the 42nd-annual South Carolina Watermedia Society Traveling Exhibition. The SCWS is the largest statewide visual arts group which … more

Parents of adult children with disabilities create their own housing opportunities

PHOENIX - Luke Humble and Conor Gunderson have settled into a comfortable rhythm since moving into their own home in Phoenix three months ago. Humble, 26, says he likes eating breakfast with his best friend before they go their separate ways to … more

The Carolinian Ball presents 2 debutantes

PHOTO PROVIDED The Carolinian Ball presented two debutantes on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, at Sunset Country Club. Debutantes are from left, front row: Kate Hannah Smith and Abigail Banks Zilch. … more

Epicurean Club presents 9 debutantes

PHOTO PROVIDED The Epicurean Club presented nine debutantes on Dec. 27, 2019, at Sunset Country Club. Debutantes are from left, front row: Madison Fuller Reaves, Ann Ragin Lee, Eadon Louise Lee, Chandler Jewel Curtis and Elizabeth Candler Lowder. … more

Ecologist joins team of female scientists in refashioning Barbies

SALT LAKE CITY - When Nalini Nadkarni was a kid, she'd run home from school, climb into one of the eight maple trees in her parents' backyard and spend an afternoon there with an apple and a book. That time in the treetops set the tone for the … more

Epicurean Club presents 9 debutantes

PHOTO PROVIDED The Epicurean Club presented nine debutantes on Dec. 27, 2019, at Sunset Country Club. Debutantes are from left, front row: Kathryn Elizabeth Sistare, Sara Rebecca James, Breland Marie Land and Drake Middleton Ives. Escorts are … more

The Sumter Art Association

The Sumter Art Association met at 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 3 in the Parish Hall of the Church of the Holy Comforter. President Carla Young welcomed members and also three quests. Josie Holler gave an … more

7 science-based strategies to succeed with New Year's resolutions

It's that time of year when people make their New Year's resolutions - indeed, 93% of people set them, according to the American Psychological Association. The most common resolutions are related to losing weight, eating healthier, exercising … more

Asking people with memory loss about past holidays can help them recall happy times

Many people love the holidays because they are a time to make happy memories with loved ones. But what if you could do something that would help restore memories in some of the people you love? Using a process called reminiscence therapy, that … more

A tattoo at a time, Afghan woman takes on society's taboos

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A female tattoo artist, a rarity in ultra-conservative Afghanistan, is taking a big risk with every customer she takes on. It's been 18 months since Suraya Shaheedi started her mobile tattoo shop in the capital, Kabul. … more

More Americans are dying at home rather than in hospitals

For the first time since the early 1900s, more Americans are dying at home rather than in hospitals, a trend that reflects more hospice care and progress toward the kind of end that most people say they want. Deaths in nursing homes also have … more

Spend Christmas in Tuna with Sumter Little Theatre

The denizens of Tuna, Texas, are back at Sumter Little Theatre to give audiences an intimate look at the town’s daily life, especially during the Christmas season. Opening Thursday night, “A Tuna … more

Christmas at the White House celebrates American patriotism

WASHINGTON - Melania Trump is celebrating American patriotism at the White House this Christmas, incorporating red and blue into the traditional holiday green, adding a timeline of American design, innovation and architecture and studding a … more

The Camellia Ball

The Camellia Ball will present one sophomore son on Thursday, Dec. 19, at Sunset Country Club. Brandon William Carraway is the son of Drs. Brent DeWayne and Dee Carraway. Mr. Gregory Allan Thompson is president of the club. Ball chairwoman is … more

The Azalea Ball

The Azalea Ball Cotillion will present nine debutantes on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at The Matrix Center in Manning. Ann Bethea Barwick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Shannon Dwayne Barwick, will be presented by her father and escorted by Brewer Garrell … more
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