Santa Visits

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SANTAS VISITS AMERICAN LEGION - American Legion Post 65 Veterans, Ladies Auxiliary and their guest were surprised at their December meeting by a visit from the legendary Santa Clause. Needless to say, everyone was excited to see the patron of Christmas enter the room.  Chaplain John Hood presented the Christmas story.  Jerry Farmer and his wife, Rose, entertained with seasonal songs.  Santa and some of his elves (veterans) helped distribute door prizes. The dinner was catered by Matthews Bar B Q. Pictured from the left:  Commander of Post 65 Al Butler, Vietnam veteran;  Santa Clause, traditional patron of Christmas in the United States;   Bill Begermann, WWII and Army veteran of the Normandy Invasion; Tena Buffington, Adjutant, serving in the Air Force  during the eras of Cold War, Gulf War, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

PORTRAIT PRESENTATION AT KING - Memorials given in memory of Mrs. Beth Long to the King Partner Program have been used to purchase a Reading Program for the Elementary and Middle School classes. Mrs. Long’s oil painting was presented at the school’s  Christmas program and will be displayed at WKA. Her husband Charlie and son Todd were present for the presentation. A beautiful plaque will be displayed with the painting that expresses the school’s love for Mrs. Long, “In Loving Memory of WKA Elementary & Reading Teacher of 34 Years, Mrs. Beth Long, Exceptional Teacher, Caring Mentor, & Friend to Us All”!  Pictured left to right are WKA Headmaster Dennis Gibson, Board Chairman Tillman Sauls, Mr. Charlie Long, Mr. Todd Long, Ms. Brenda Burkett, and Mr. Ken Davis.



Dinner In Honor
Of Pastor Creighton

  Saluda Presbyterian Church would like to invite anyone who has walked, prayes, sung or witnesed with Jana Creighton to a luncheon Sunday, December 31.
  Please join us between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. for a light lunch to say good-bye to Jana and wish her the best on her next call. She will be serving Seven Oaks Presbyerian Church in Columbia starting in February.
  We will miss her so much and pray for the best for her and our community that she has served so beautifully.



SHS Fall Athletics Produced

Many Individual Honors


  Congratulations to the following Saluda High ScvhoolFall Athletes for these individual honors:
  Volleyball: All Region – Kris Griffith
  Girls’ Cross Country:All-Region  Araceli Lezema, Alexis Drafts,  Perla Flores
  Boys’ Cross Country: All-Region – Joseph McGrath, Quebin Gordillo, Andrew Cooper. Region Player of the Year – Moises Sorcia
  Girls’ Tennis: All-Region – Sarah Shore, Allison Devore, Carter Collins, Bailey Chariker, Macie Crawford, Gracie Gillilan. Region Player of the Year – Lakin Rita. All-Lakelands – Lakin Rita and Sarah Shore. State Singles Tournament Participant: Lakin Rita
  Football: All-Region – Francisco Yepez, Jay Baker, Noah Bell, Raquon Hartley, Hunter Herlong, CJ Bosket, Demond Johnson. Region Player of the Year – Kelijiha Brown. All-Lakelands – Kelijiha Brown, Raquon Hartley, Demond Johnson, Francisco Yepez