As reported in The Columbia News 34 years ago on Thursday, Aug. 14, 1969.
Lightning victim is home
Steve Hunt, 14, is home from Fort Gordon Hospital, where he was in a coma for 20 days after being struck by lightning on May 24.
Steve, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Hunt of Grovetown, had an operation to correct an abcess in his stomach while at the hospital. To the relief of family and friends, Steve has been home for two weeks and is healing well.
He will visit the Harlem football players as they practice at the Harlem stadium on Aug. 18.
Three graduate from 4-H camp
Three Columbia County 4-Hers recently graduated from the 4-H Communications Camp. The graduates - Donald Davis, Pat Reynolds and Denise Luke - each received a certificate from Dr. T.L. Walton, state 4-H leader and Preston M. Collins, general Commercial and Marketing Manager for Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Co. at the final assembly of the week-long camp.
Civilians honored at Fort Gordon
Maj. Gen. C.F. Tilson III recently presented three civilian employees at Fort Gordon with Department of the Army Sustained Superior Performance of duty ratings during a ceremony at the Fort Gordon Officers Open Mess.
The honors were presented to: Louise B. Otts, management technician, of Harlem; Hugh Camp, forestry technician, of Harlem; and Marion R. Arrington, carpenter leader, of Dearing.
Hall attends conference in California
Milton T. Hall, of Harlem, District Manager for Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society, recently returned from a trip to San Francisco that he won for himself and a guest for his outstanding service and production to members of the Woodmen during last year ending June 1.
The trip coincided with the 36th annual National Convention of the Woodmen of the World, where delegates representing more than 600,000 society members met to review the status of the 79-year-old Fraternal Insurance organization.
During the convention, National Woodmen President Nick T. Newberry honored the top producing trip winners for record-breaking activity, service to members and production, which brought the society to an all-time high level of $1.5 billion of insurance in force. Newberry also reported the organization's move to anew 30-story home office building - Woodmen Tower - located in Omaha, Neb.
Woodmen Field Managers Marvin A. Watkins and E. Arnette Craven praised the trip winners in their attention to the theme - "1969 is quality time."
Newman awarded Eagle rank
Reed Newman, of Boy Scout Troop 219 of Martinez, was recently awarded scouting's highest rank - the Eagle - at a Court of Honor held at Martinez United Methodist Church, the troop sponsor.
Wayne Hawn, scout executive for the Clark Hill District, and Newman's former scoutmaster, made the presentation.
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