• CHURCH CALENDAR week of 10/03

    Armenia UMC

    Fish plates, chicken strip plates and combo plates for sale, 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at William Stephenson’s farm, 3354 Armenia Road. Cost: $8 per plate. Fundraiser for Armenia UMC. Desserts available, dine-in or carry-out. Plates include fries, hushpuppies, slaw and tea. Gospel singing during dinner hours. Bring lounge chairs.

    Bethel UMC

    Barbecue sale, 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17, Bethel social hall.

    Big Calvary Baptist

  • Lando celebration to be held Saturday

    The Lando-Manetta Mills History Center will hold its Lando Days celebration tomorrow.

    Admission is free and the public is welcome.

    There will be a bouncy hut, games and train rides for the children. Hot dogs, baked goods and drinks will also be available. Tiny the Clown will make balloon animals and the museum will be open for self-guided tours.

    Live music will be provided by bands such as Kenny Mosely, Pappy Watts, Mike Turner, Keith Mosley, Don Murray and The Lathrops. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the music. Bring your classic car and join the show.

  • Chester First Baptist celebrating 175 years

    Flora Heinlein has been a member of Chester First Baptist Church her entire life.

    “My mother brought me here when I was just a few weeks old,” Heinlein said. “It’s my home, it’s the foundation that I need.”

    It was almost 175 years ago that the church’s foundation was laid. The church will celebrate the anniversary this weekend.

  • CHURCH CALENDAR week of 09/26

    Armenia UMC

    • Methodist Youth Fellowship, Sunday at New Hope.

    • Board of Stewards meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday in the fellowship hall.

    Blackstock First Baptist

    • Lord’s supper, morning services Sunday.

    • Xtreme Christians meeting, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

    Brown Chapel AME Zion

    Nineteenth anniversary celebration for the Rev. Otha Lee Smith, 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Chester War Memorial Building.

    Capers Chapel UMC

  • Lewisville Lion band now in school colors

    After years of competing in blue and silver, rather than the school’s colors of blue and gold, the Lewisville High School Marching Lions took the field during Friday’s halftime show in brand-new uniforms.

    The uniforms for the 71 member band were donated by the Chester County School Board. Previous uniforms were donated by Strom Thurmond High and before that consisted of jackets sewn by the band boosters.

    The team also has a new drum line, which was donated by former band director Mitch Hopper, who is returning this year as assistant band director.

  • CHURCH CALENDAR week of 09/19

    Armenia UMC

    Board of Stewards meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30.

    Blackstock First Baptist

    • Janie Chapman offering prayer march during morning services Sunday.

    • Xtreme Christians to perform drama, 6 p.m. Sunday.

    • Business conference, 7 p.m. Sunday.

    • Xtreme Christians meeting, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

    • Adult Bible study, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

    Brown Chapel AME Zion

    Nineteenth anniversary celebration for the Rev. Otha Lee Smith, 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Chester War Memorial Building.

    Capers Chapel UMC

  • CHURCH CALENDAR week of 09/05

    Bethel UMC

    Fall schedule to begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, with a covered dish supper.

    Blackstock Baptist

    • The Van Klingerens, missionaries from Romania, to speak at 11 a.m. Sunday.

    • New officer installation, 6 p.m. Sunday.

    • Family Night with all missions groups meeting, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

    Brooklyn Tabernacle AME Zion

    • Homecoming, Sunday, Sept. 14. Speaker for 11 a.m. services: The Rev. Angela W. Boyd of Metropolitan AME Zion. Speaker for 2:30 p.m. service: The Rev. Franklin Kelly of Fairview AME Zion, Earl, N.C.

  • Base Camp BettY Boys: Vietnam War comrades reunite

    Les Outman was sure he could find Cooney Wishert in Chester.

    Even though it’s been more than 40 years, he was sure. He’s noticed that most soldiers, once they’ve left the service, have something in common.

    “When they go home, they tend to stay home,” Outman said. “They usually stay close to where they’re from.”

    “Chester always stuck in my mind. I couldn’t even remember if it was in South Carolina or North Carolina, but I always remembered Cooney was from Chester,” Outman said.

  • Bill now law -- Catawba 'scenic'

    A bill designating part of the Catawba River scenic is now law.Several York County legislators got to be on hand Thursday when Gov. Mark Sanford officially signed a bill into law that designates the Catawba River part of the state's Scenic River system.

    The ceremony took place on the river east of the Wal-Mart on Dave Lyle Boulevard.

  • CHURCH CALENDAR week of 08/15

    Antioch Baptist

    Revival concludes at 7 p.m. tonight with the Rev. Rodney Adams of Big Calvary.

    Armenia UMC

    Lay Leadership Committee meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

    Bethel AME Zion

    Revival, 2 p.m. Sunday.

    Bethel UMC

    • Board of Trustees meeting, 6 p.m. Monday, church parlor.

    • Chester Regional Nursing Center birthday party, 2:15 p.m. Tuesday.

    • Men’s Breakfast Club meetings, 8 a.m. Aug. 31, social hall.

    Bethlehem Baptist