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.
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,
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