103rd Birthday

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Saluda Man Turns 103

  Marvin Bernstein of Saluda celebrated his 103rd Birthday June 6.
  He is one of four children born to Joseph & Clara Bernstein. The family resided in Buffalo, NY
  His younger brother Norman Bernstein has also celebrated a milestone by observing  his 100th birthday on May 17 this year.
  Marvin is often asked what’s his secret to he and his brothers’ long lives and the answer is always the same: never drink or smoke, eat healthy and exercise.
  Marvin has been a licensed Ham radio operator since 1933 and a licensed USMARS Ham operator since 1951. He is still active and on the radio five days a week.
  A few days after Pearl Harbor Marvin received a letter from Fort Monmouth, NJ with orders to report to the Fort within the week. He was enlisted as a civilian for communications during the war and after the war ended he became an expert in the field of quartz crystals which were of high importance in radio & satellites.
  He spoke at NATO conferences all over the world representing the United States Government in the 1950’s, 1960’s & early 1970’s before his retirement.

Saluda Soil & Water Conservation
District2018 Annual Awards Banquet

  Saluda Soil and Water Conservation District’s Annual Awards Banquet was held on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. 
  Each year, SSWCD sponsors a coloring, poster and photography contest and an M.L. Long Scholarship in memory of Mr. M.L. Long for all our local schools.  The goal is to increase student’s awareness and encourage them to work together to protect and preserve our natural resources for present and future generations. 
  SSWCD also awards a Cooperator of the Year Farmer and recognize all our Affiliate Members for their donations.      
  SSWCD would like to thank everyone for participating and making this an exciting event.

Saluda Soil & Water Conservation District awarded the Annual Cooperator of the Year to Jason Holsomback Farms.  Jason has worked hard to conserve our natural resources by implementing many conservation practices throughout his farm.


SSWCD 2018 M.L. Long Scholarship Winner - (Pictured) Sarah Shore - Saluda High School & SSWCD Commissioner David Padgett, Sr.