October 17, 2016
Ridge Spring News
WOW AND WOW AGAIN. The Harvest Festival was fantastic!!!!!! And I was not the only one to say that for the Mayor repeated what I said or I repeated what she said. Who knows? It was just great!!!
From the Mayor's desk: Wow! Wow! And Wow! The Harvest Festival Committee outdid itself this year. Everything was perfect: the food, the entertainment, the weather. Thanks to all the committee, especially chairperson, Ann Marie Taylor, and vice-chair, Patrick Arnold. It was so good to see the high school and the town working so closely in accomplishing a mission. The town has never looked more beautiful thanks to Donna Lybrand who has brought the flower beds under control. Our next undertaking will be cleaning and painting the caboose and painting playground equipment. Remember: Don't look back; we are not headed that way.
Bingo was super. They played 19 games, raffled of 10 baskets put together by local merchants, and had grilled hot dogs. Ann Marie Taylor did a great job of heading it up. The Softball Team, the HOSA Class from the high school and their parents took care of everyone. The callers were Janice Douda and Tabitha McGlocklin. What a good job they did, too!!! . For the first time in about 10 years I got to play bingo and it was fun. Thanks to all for doing a great job. The RSM Booster Club ran the concession stand. Food was delicious also.
The Cake and Pie Contest was Friday night with Daisy Rutland, the chairperson. She had the judging Friday night and the winners were:
Brownies first-Maci Lynn Bedenbough, second-AnnaElise Griffith, third-Maci Lynn Bedenbough;
Cookies first –Adalyn Holsomback, second-Riley Holsomback, third-parker Holsomback;
Pies First-Samantha McClure, second-Dawson, Holsomback, third-Denise Covington; Layer cake first-Georgia Isabell, second-Becky Elders, third-Vickie Nye;
Pound cake first-Harriet Householder, second-Becky Elders, third-Cherry McCall
The Country Store was a success only because local farms shared with their bounty. They were Leonard Bell, Clayton Rawl, Titan Farms, and Watsonia. We had so much fun with the spaghetti squash from Watsonia. Once we got the recipe from Sue Fulmer, many decided to try it. Here is her recipe. Cut the squash in half at its “equator” and scoop out the seeds. Set the two halves upside down in about 1” of water in a 9” x 13” dish. Wrap tightly in aluminum foil and bake at 350 for about an hour to an hour and a half. Use a fork to pull apart to get the spaghetti. Daisy says she puts butter and parmesan cheese on it and it is delicious. You can add spaghetti sauce to your dish too.
The Bar-be-que contest was won by Chief.
October 6,Juniper hosted a dinner to help the RS Fire Department and the waiters were firemen from the RS F Department. The entertainment was great too. They had a relay race with the children and then Colten Rodgers and Evan Layton raced to see who could get all their gear on first. Then Chef Brandon and Sous-Chef Dwayne raced also. We all had a great time with great food. The RS Fire Department received and check for over $3100.00 for the evening from Juniper Restaurant. You will have to ask the participants of the race as to who won. I say we all did.
Field of Worship: You are INVITED! Hollywood Baptist Church is hosting our 3rd annual “Field of Worship” on Saturday, October 22nd @ 6pm and we want YOU to join us! This FREE concert will feature recording hip hop Christian artist B-SHOC. He’s had over 500 performances, 4 million YouTube views, and more than 7,000 souls saved at his shows. B-SHOC’S love for Christ is undeniable and his music is unlike anything you’ve experienced! His testimony is very moving and relatable as we struggle to please God in all that we do. We are also blessed to have Terry Dozier open the evening with an inspired message. Terry is a former USC and NBA player, coach and motivational speaker. We are looking forward to him sharing what the Lord has done in his life. Both of these men are on a mission and sure to make this year’s “Field of Worship” the best one yet! May God be glorified at this event and our community be united in order to do great things in His name!
There is no cost to attend, however we will take up a love offering during intermission. We will also have a bake sale and food tent with barbecue sandwiches, chips and drinks. All donations are appreciated. In addition to bringing your lawn chairs and/or blankets, bring your appetite as we gather in Christian fellowship. A nursery will not be provided. Seating will be limited if it rains.
We really want to reach as many people as possible and are inviting all area churches to help get the word out and especially bring your youth and young at heart! It would be so AWESOME to see our FIELD filled with WORSHIP! B-SHOC’s website is www.b-shoc.com and he is also on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and countless YouTube videos if you want to check him out beforehand. Because of the positive response from our last year’s attendees, we decided to bring him back for an encore performance that you will never forget! If you have any questions, you may contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-445-9773). This is an event that you don’t want to miss!
The Harvest Festival That Almost Wasn’t: sounds like the name of a familiar cartoon! Everyone enjoyed the festivities and the gorgeous weather! Friends and family from across the state came to celebrate the fall season with us. My family enjoyed my mom’s annual creation of gingerbread, hot chocolate and scrumptious chili. River and Aiden loved picking up the candy thrown from the parade floats, and Miss P just enjoyed the noise and movement.
RSM Elem (Rene Miller): Congratulations to our Terrific Kids for the month of September, character word Respect: Tanijha Morris, Jayde Benson, Jaleigha Price, Zachary Harrison, Zyviarie Denny, Kayley Perez-Perez, Irene Hernandez, Riley Holsomback, Nathaly Segura-Flores, David Brown, Madelin Martinez, Johanan RosalesJiminez, Sarah Gonzalez, Romeo Ruiz, Randy Renteral, A’Shaunti Lites, Wyatt Davenport, Sha’Diamond Keech, Andrea CastroSandoval, James Smith, Felipe CastroSandoval, Cody Davenport, & Tykeem Martin.
Red Ribbon Week’s theme this year is “YOLO – Be drug free” #youonlyliveonce. Mon., Oct. 24: “Proud to be DRUG FREE in the USA” (wear red, white, and blue); Tues., Oct. 25: “I have the power to be DRUG FREE” (wear super hero shirts or gear); Wed., Oct. 26: “Turn your backs on drugs” (wear clothing backwards); Thurs., Oct. 27: “Be DRUG FREE to stay in the game” (sports jerseys or sports gear); Fri., Oct. 28: “Say BOO to drugs” (wear black and orange).
Active Gamecock News: RSME had 28 students participate in the fall Active Gamecocks & receive tickets to the several USC home events including soccer & volleyball. Each student who stays to the end of each event will have an opportunity to win USC vs. Missouri football tickets! Winter Active Gamecocks will be here before you know it!
RSME Walk/Jog Club is walking the distance to Washington, DC! The club meets each Friday morning and walk/jog from 7:15 to 7:45. So far they have walked 39 of the 516 miles needed to “reach” the White House. It’s not too late to join the club! See Coach Shealy. The class with the most participants for each nine weeks will win a game of 10-base for their class! There will also be a special prize for students who attend at least half of the meetings each nine weeks and another for those students who attend all of the meetings for each nine weeks.
First grade would like to thank postal worker Lara Edwards for visiting us. She discussed how the postal system works, how mail is sorted based on size, and how mail is delivered to homes or P.O. boxes. Mrs. Edwards brought stamps so students could mail a letter home. Her visit was enjoyed by all.
RSM High: The Shakespeare Chapter of the National English Honor Society will induct over 30 members on Tues., Oct. 25. This society recognizes students who excel in academics, particularly English classes.
Student Council is having a food drive to help provide food on the weekends for our students in need. We are accepting all nonperishable food donations at the high school. The food can be given to Ms. Jackson or placed in black barrels in front of the trophy case.
RSM High’s Veterans Day Program is Thurs., Nov. 10, at 10:15 am. All retired and active military in our community are invited.
The varsity football team dropped the game to rival Wagener-Salley last Friday. The next two games will be on the road: @ Estill (Oct. 21) and @ HKT (Oct. 28).
Helpful Hands Ministry will be holding their Light the Night as a Halloween alternative on October 31 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.
RS-M True Blue Marching Band Competition Schedule:
October 22--Class A Lower-State Championships at Hartsville High School
October 29--Class A State Finals at Batesburg-Leesville High School
Book Review from David Marshall James:"Ash Island" by Barry Maitland
Australian (by way of the U.K.) author Barry Maitland did a tip-top job in capturing modern-day London in his Brock & Kolla mystery series featuring an unlikely pair of New Scotland Yard detectives.
He has since moved his literary focus several continents away, to his present home Down Under. Maitland opened his Harry Belltree mystery/thriller trilogy with this past year's "Crucifixion Creek," set in Sydney, with the spotlight on just-this-side-of-rogue cop Harry Belltree, who lost his parents-- a judge and his activist wife-- in an automobile crash that left the third passenger-- Harry's wife,
The thrust of the trilogy, its story arc, is Harry's discovery that there was no accident, that his parents were targeted for murder. What follows is his persistent drive to seek out the perpetrators. Vengeance is mine, thinketh Harry.
The cover-up appears to be a many-headed hydra. Harry makes repeated strides to slay the beast, his quest like that of a hero in an ancient myth.
He's been lying low on the New South Wales police force, having proven too hot to handle in Sydney, as "Ash Island" begins. However, his cover is blown to heck when he's recognized by a cog in a big-time drug-smuggling machine.
Moreover, most of his fellow detectives think he's an uncontrollable loose cannon who ought to go hopping off into the Outback sunset with the kangaroos.
One person who hasn't abandoned Harry is Sydney newspaper crime reporter Kelly Poole, who is not without her own rogue moments. In "Ash Island," she's on the trail of the mysterious woman who kidnapped her and turned her over to a maniac in "Crucifixion Creek."
If Harry had been done over by said maniac, the woman would have had a bullet between her eyes on first re-sighting. That's not Kelly's style, but kudos to Maitland for having her wield her pen as a lethal weapon in a particularly gory scene. Also, imagine axes, sledgehammers, and a meat hook in other moments of conflict.
There's nothing like that medieval touch. Maitland does violence as well as he does characters and scene-setting. Throughout the novel, his spitfire pacing is finely tuned, rendering "Ash Island" even better than its predecessor.
October 20: FORS meeting Library at 5:00
October 20: AARS Quilting Class
October 22: Hollywood Baptist Church is hosting our 3rd annual “Field of Worship”
October 23: Hymn Sing at Spann Methodist Church Ward, SC
Recycling Center Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1-7; Saturday 7-7; Sunday 3-7
Closed Tuesday and Thursday
Ridge Spring Library hours: Mon/Tues 8:30 am - 12 pm; Wed., 8:30 – 4:30; Thurs 8:30 am - 12:30 pm; Fri 8:30 pm -4:30 pm
Narcotics Anonymous: The Ridge Spring Library on Fridays 7-8 pm
1st Tuesday of the Month: AARS meets at 6:30, 685-5783
2nd Tuesday: Harvest Festival
3rd Thursday: FORS at Ridge Spring Library 5:00 pm