Thursday, November 26, 1981

Aiken County Rambler

Location: Aiken, South Carolina

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Aiken County Rambler (Newspaper) - November 26, 1981, Aiken, South Carolina uhli SECOND CLASS POSTAGE PAID AT AIKEN S C 29801 Sc AIKEN COUNTY Copyright 1981 by Rambler Publications Inc Volume 5 15 Aiken S C Thursday November 26 1981 25c Per Copy HOTLINE Q I recently had a chance to taste kiwi fruit and it is delicious I hear someone has tried to grow it in this area Was it successful S T New Ellen ton A Tom Earle Clemson Exten sion agent in Aiken said he has heard that the Finn Family near Jackson has tried growing kiwi but has not heard how successful the venture has been It is also reported there are some growers in Edgefield County The fruit generally imported from New Zealand made its ap pearance in American super markets several years ago The fruit develops on a deciduous clim bing vine saidto have originated in the Yangtzee Valley of China One problem of growing kiwi in this area is that it must have at least 235 frostfree days for the fruit to mature One South Carolina nursery Wayside Co of Hodges sells containergrown Kiwi plants PRETTY PAIR Council Sued By Treasurer And Auditor By KAY LAWRENCE AIKEN A suit has been filed by the county treasurer and auditor against Aiken County Council charging the panel with failing to provide funds for adequate personnel and equipment to enable them to fulfill their duties as prescribed in the state statutes The suit filed in the Aiken County Courthouse Monday by Treasurer Margie Plunkett and Auditor George Williams through thuir at torney Joseph C Coleman of Columbia No figure is given as to the amount sought However the plaintiffs delineate minimum personnel and office space needed and assert com puter service is essential to their jobs Notice of the complaint was served on the nine council members during the day Monday They are listed individually and collectively as defen dants Council Chairman Carroll Warner told the Rambler he had been working in the field all day and on his return was informed by his wife the papers had been served I told her Youve got to be joking he said Warner acknowledged he had heard rumors from Columbia that such a suit might be in the making but didnt really expect it to materialize I guess this county takes the Q Why does the Soulherp Continued on Page 16 Outgoing Miss Midland Volley Jane DeLoach I Stands with Ann Stinson who didnt win a title in last Fridays pageant but has the beauty and inner glow that will take her to thetop some day For other photos of the event at Midland Valley High School see Page 9 ed to comment except to say joint ly The action we have taken is in the best interests of the people of Aiken County However both of the elected of ficials have pointed out recently Continued on Page 16 lead and does everything first he said This is a very unique law suit Asked who would provide the defense he said he thought it would be the county attorney The treasurer and auditor declin Sisters Fill Many Needs in Valley By VIVIAN MILNER GLOVERVILLE Our Lady 01 the Valley Catholic Center here is a community center for all of Horse Creek Valley bustling with activi ty day and night Three nuns Daughters of Chari ty of St Vincent de Paul are carry ing on work which was begun in 1940 Monsignor George Lewis Smith then pastor of St Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in Aiken had the dream of a center located in the Valley which would be open to all the people for their use related Sister Mary Jean coordinator of the sisters ef forts In 1940 the Horse Creek Valley Handicraft and Welfare Center was established on this site Monsignor had the Sisters of Christian Doc trine come to operate the center which was a mission of St Marys In 1948 Our Lady of the Valley Church was built and was supplied by a pastor from St Marys The church became an indepen dent parish with its own priest in 1952 In 1970 Franciscaa nuns replaced the Sisters of Christian Doctrine After six years they left and the present three sisters arriv ed We are attached to the parish and we consult with Father Bonaventure Brown OFM about our activities explained Sister Mary Jean Not strictly for Catholics but for the whole Valley community the Center is used for many community activities On Tuesdays a SC Vocational Rehabilitation counselor sees clients from the area On Wednesdays the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commissions counselor sees Valley clients Wednesday and Saturday nights Alcoholics Anonymous meets at the building Were leaving Monday after noons open hoping that a food stamp worker may again be sent here to meet with the people said Sister Mary Jean With the finan cial situation of businesses down here many people are in need The Carolina Brown Lung Association also uses the center for meetings Its used as a voting precinct Democratic and Republican rallies are held in the large room at the center Whenever a request to use the building is suitable Father Brown permits the activity to be held there The sisters have a social ministry in response to the re quests of the people of the Valley Needs of individuals and families often come on the spur of the moment declared Sister Mary Jean In addition each sister has her special responsibilities Sister Mary Jean works with families and Continued on Page 2 Standing in Front of Gloverville Center Are lr Sister Mary Helen Sister Frances and Sister Mary Jean