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Waterford held its annual meeting on April 19. Elections were held to choose board members George Serey (three-year term), Carole vanSickler (three-year term) and Cookie Manos (two-year term). The new board of directors is Cookie Manos (president), George Serey (vice president), Steve Willia…

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As I write my column this week, I’m looking forward to going to my first Dodgers game in Dodger Stadium. Norm and I try to get to a different ball park each year. Even though we are Red Sox fans, it is fun to see other teams and parks.

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A verse that’s on my mind often today as I look around our nation and the world is II Timothy 3:1 “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come.”

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Fictional genies with lamps usually offer you three wishes. From a wishing well, you might get one. Teachers sometimes assign students to write an essay on what one thing they would ask for if they could get anything. And many of us sometimes sit and ponder that question: “If I was given one…

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Our Wednesday small group Bible study recently completed a study of the seven churches of Revelation chapters 2 and 3. In these two chapters, God speaks directly to seven actual churches in Asia Minor and by extension to all of the true local fellowships (which are part of the one true churc…

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“That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if by any means I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.” (Philippians 3:10-11)

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To people in Aynor during the 1930s he was known as “Uncle Bill” and the one-armed photographer lovingly chronicled family reunions, class photographs, funerals, hog killings, barn raisings and family portraits.

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This weekend marks the most important days of all human history, and indeed, the midpoint of eternity! Everything in eternity past looked forward to these days and everything in eternity future looks back on it. It is only because of what occurred in Jerusalem over these days that there is a…

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This Saturday is the Covington Lake community yard sale from 8 a.m. until noon. I think we are the first community yard sale, so it could be busy. The sign was put out on Carolina Forest Boulevard this past week so everyone will know about the sale. It’s also being advertised on several webs…

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Schools closed, businesses shut down and all were ready. The only thing missing was the storm and tornadoes. The Farm also prepared for bad weather. Paul Hoppes and our resident handyman Mr. Young took down the flags and made sure that all outside furniture was secured. I am not complaining …

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Too many Christians look and act like they were baptized in dill pickle juice and look like there is no fun or joy in the Christian life.

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The Waterford Plantation Board of Directors invites all neighborhood residents to a “meet and greet” with the board candidates. The event will be held prior to the annual meeting on April 19 at the Carolina Forest Recreation Center. 

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Fortunately, the predicted tornadoes and damaging wind storms March 18 missed our area and went out to sea. Unfortunately, the Plantation Lakes Ladies Luncheon that day at Travinia Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar was canceled due to the severe storm threat. Social committee hostesses Diane Cola…

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Lately, my life has reminded me of years ago in the Smoky Mountains when my friends and I would go swimming in the frigid water that flows along rocky-bottomed creeks .

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Doctors and psychologists tell us that laughter is indeed good for us, physically, mentally and emotionally. And the Bible says that “a merry heart does good, like a medicine” (Proverbs 17:22). Too many Christians go around looking and acting like they were baptized in dill pickle juice and …

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The Waterford Plantation annual meeting is scheduled for April 19 at 7 p.m. at the Carolina Forest Recreation Center. There are three open seats for the board of directors. Nominees at press time are: Cookie Manos, George Serey and Carole vanSickler. A request has been made to have an open m…

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I’m back from a morning of picking up trash. I picked Carolina Forest Boulevard from River Oaks to Village Center Drive and then all of Village Center Drive. I picked seven bags of trash in three hours and I think I picked 100 empty cans of beer and mini alcohol bottles. I’m not sure why peo…

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Amnesia, a partial or total loss of memory, has causes that include disease and trauma. America and much of the world is suffering from amnesia, but not physical or psychological. It is a spiritual amnesia.

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The board has decided to open the large pool on May 1. At the present time, no decision has been made in reference to opening the small pool. We are also waiting for the DHEC regulations or suggestions on attendance at the pool. There have been many questions on Facebook about the rules. The…

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Now that the raw pain of the unbelievable attack on our Capitol is entering history books, I feel compelled to share my professional opinion that what unfolded has much to do with family life. My concern is about our children as they grow into mature, responsible adults and contribute to the…

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South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster announced this morning that South Carolina will advance to Phase 1B of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan beginning March 8.

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Our annual meeting is scheduled for March 30. Only candidates, board members, Waccamaw Management personnel, and members of the nominating committee will be allowed. You should be receiving a packet from Wacammaw Management with the names and resumes of the four candidates running for the bo…

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As I write my column, we are finally having a sunny day after a week of rain. The homeowners who have overseeded their lawns have beautiful green yards with all this rain. A few of my bulbs are in bloom, so I hope spring isn’t far behind. Some scientists say climate change could be the reaso…

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I don’t know about you, but I’m so sick of all the rain. The weather forecasters said that January was just slightly over the average, but I don’t remember so many rainy days since we moved here eight-plus years ago. I’m dying to get out and weed my gardens, but it just never seems to dry ou…

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All applications for the upcoming HOA board election have been received. A nominating committee made up of volunteers has been chosen. The annual meeting is scheduled for March 30. The meeting will be limited to the board members, the nominating committee (which will count the votes), candid…

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I ventured into a store on the Saturday before Valentine’s Day and I was overrun by people buying flowers, candy, cards and other items to show their love.

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On Feb. 9, we visited the McLeod Carolina Forest ER and our physicians’ offices inquiring when McLeod would next offer a local vaccine clinic. They did not know of any nor did they have any vaccine vouchers to be used for one. We were told to check where we learned that McLeod Medical Plaza …