Greenwood Events
Thursday, December 30th. 1999
 
No election in Greenwood

By Bill McCauley
Friday's 5 p.m. deadline closed for filing for the Greenwood town commission with commissioners William Jones, Donald Donovan and Randy Willey opting for re-election. No others filed. Three seats, each for 2 years, of the five member commission were up for election.
Ten-year veteran commissioner William Jones first came on the commission in 1989 and has served continuously since then. In 1991, when Greenwood got water and sewer, he was chosen as the first water and sewer commissioner.
Jones states that he attended Greenwood public school, leaving it in 1942 to join the Coast Guard during the throes of World War II. While home on leave in 1944, he married his sweetheart, the former Pauline Passwaters. The following year he returned from service to re-enter civilian and create a home with his bride.

Lions governor gives presentation of scanner

By Bill McCauley
Bridgeville Lions witnessed a presentation by Clyde Bragg of Milford, past Lions governor, of the new M.G.I. scanner. The scanner is designed to catch problems in children's eyes before a defect causes surgery or in less extreme cases leads to behavioral problems.
"Better to spend $100 early than $10,000 down the line," said Bragg. He said the first six months in a child's life is critical. The way you see is established by the time you're 5. "What they learn comes through their eyes," said Bragg.
He reminded his fellow Lions of their motto, "We Serve." "We're here to serve little kids too."
Bragg outlined a plan by which five Lion Clubs go together as a group in donating $300 each toward the cost of the $3,000 scanner. The Lions Foundation would kick in the other $1,500.
The cost of each photo taken of the child's eyes from a frontal view several feet from the child would cost $1 to $1.50. The scanner, a kind of camera, operates at a film speed of 3,200, necessary for energetic, fidgety children.
Three Lions would receive training with the scanner enabling them to fan out through the community to seek out children whose parents would probably not have either the finances or knowledge to initiate their child's visit to an eye doctor.
The Lions would couple their own efforts with assistance of a local ophthalmologist who could tell by looking at the photos which children have problems.