As reported in The Columbia News 35 years ago on Thursday, July 18, 1968.
Eight attending Baptist Youth Alliance
Eight area Baptist youths and their chaperone will leave Monday on a three-week trip to Bern, Switzerland, where they will attend the Baptist Youth World Alliance.
The alliance is part of an extended tour of Europe through several countries, July 22 through Aug. 12, including stops in Paris, France; Milan, Rome, Florence and Venice, Italy; Salzburg, Austria; Munich and Berlin, Germany; London, England.
The group, with chaperone Mrs. Foster Stanley, are: Jean Jones, Kay Hughes, Gayle Norris, Carole Dukes, Jim Bradshaw, Susan Eubank, Harold Eubank and Jo Ann Berry.
Reeves retires after 22 years
Camille Reeves was presented an engraved watch, an engraved pin and 55-piece set of silverware when she recently retired from Tracey-Luckey Co. after 22 years.
Approximately 445 employees threw Reeves a surprise covered dish luncheon in the snack bar of the pecan plant. Reeves said she plans to do things she has always wanted to, but never had time.
Reeves lives in Dearing, with her husband, Seth.
The public is invited to join members of Faith Memorial Church in dedicating the church's recently constructed edifice at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 21, at the church on DeSoto Road.
Prior to the construction completion, services were held in the Education Department.
The Rev. W.H. Jones, pastor of the church, will deliver the dedication sermon with Eloise Vidal performing as the featured vocalist.
Dinner will be served after the morning service with singing to follow.
Cheerleaders graduate second
The Evans High School cheerleaders recently graduated in second place from the American Cheerleading Association training program.
The squad attended the July 14-19 session at Newberry College in Newberry, S.C., and graduated second as a squad among the 489 other girls there.
The EHS cheerleaders are: Wendy Rhodes, captain, Gail King, co-captain, Mary Ann Blanchard, Beth Wilkes, Charlene Houghton, Barbara Harrington, Lillie Muriel, Donna Olson and Donna Wege, alternate.
Water system expansion
Plans were announced earlier this week for expansion of the Martinez-Evans water system.
Jim Blanchard, chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Roads and Bridges in Columbia County, said the board has agreed to a contract with Pittsburgh Des Moines Steel Co. for construction of a 25,000-gallon elevated water storage tank on Flowing Wells Road at Wheeler Road. The project is estimated to cost $46,730, Blanchard said.
The board will receive bids on Aug. 20 for the construction of several new water mains around the county. Construction will probably begin in September and completed before next summer, Blanchard said.
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