Newberry Observer- RSS Feed Thu, 2 Oct 2014 11:16:25 EST 1800 It bears repeating — a grizzly could take a gorilla People love dichotomies. Picking one of two options and taking a hard stance is how people define themselves.Democrat or Republican, Pepsi or Coke, The Rolling Stones or The Beatles, Burger King or McDonald's, dogs or cats. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:00:07 EST Newberry ‘Newcomers’ tour the Opera House NEWBERRY — The Newberry Newcomers Club held its first meeting for the 2014-2015 year on Sept. 17 at the Newberry Opera House.They had a tour of the Newberry Opera House with Deborah Smith and Marilyn Malnati as guides. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:44:07 EST Inaugural County Agent Hall of Fame marks centennial of Extension Service CLEMSON — Marking a century of service to South Carolinians, eight individuals entered the inaugural Frank Lever County Extension Agent Hall of Fame at ceremonies at Clemson University in September. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:44:04 EST TRICARE standard beneficiary may be required to submit claims The Senate passed a bill on September 11 that would increase compensation benefits for veterans with disabilities. Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK) introduced S.2258, the Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act, which would direct the... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:42:13 EST Pomaria couple hosts Alpaca Farm Days POMARIA — Carolina Pride Pastures in Pomaria joined Alpaca breeders across the United States and Canada in opening their farms and ranches to the public during this year's National Alpaca Farm Days held this past weekend. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:42:09 EST Barber, Graham to marry Mr. and Mrs. Danny Wayne Graham of Pomaria are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Dawn Marie, to James Erik Barber. He is the son of Mr.and Mrs. James Paul Barber. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:42:07 EST Whitman, Burgess united in marriage Kristen Danielle Burgess and Brandon Edwin Whitman were united in marriage on April 12, 2014 at Ebenezer Southern Methodist Church in Leesville, S.C. Mr. Rick Scott performed the 4 p.m. double-ring ceremony. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:42:04 EST Rebel Regiment prepares for state preliminaries PROSPERITY — The Mid-Carolina High School Rebel Regiment took home an Excellent rating and third place in the Class IV category during the Boiling Springs Festival of Bands held Sept. 27. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:40:04 EST Defending ArenaBowl champion Arizona Rattlers sign Newberry’s Jamal Ellis PHOENIX, Ariz. — Former Newberry College All-American offensive lineman Jamal Ellis has been signed by the Arena Football League's Arizona Rattlers, as announced by the team Thursday. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:39:03 EST PTC Engineering Technology receives reaccreditation GREENWOOD — Piedmont Technical College recently continued its tradition of excellence by receiving reaccreditation from the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) for the... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:38:07 EST WCS dives into reading The Whitmire Community School Media Center held its annual fall book fair the week of Sept. 8-12. This is one of two annual book fairs. The proceeds go to help offset the cost of new books in the media center and library needs. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:38:03 EST MCMS names September students of the month Mid-Carolina recognizes students of the month beginning in September of each school year. Students are personally selected by each teaching team and the related arts department. Students are chosen based on good citizenship, solid academics and... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:37:03 EST First Steps 4K class graduates NEWBERRY — The 4K teachers and directors of Kids Unlimited of Prosperity Inc. and Newberry Child Development Center (NCDC) joined 4K staff from around South Carolina for one week (Aug.11-15) of training at the 4K Academy in... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:36:04 EST PTC Academic Honor Students Recognized for 2014 Summer Term Piedmont Technical College students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2014 summer term have earned inclusion on the President's List. To be named to the list, students must be full time and earn a term GPA of 4.00. Students... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:35:02 EST Historical society celebrates 50 years NEWBERRY — The Newberry County Historical and Museum Society celebrated 50 years together Sunday at the site of what will soon be the Newberry Museum. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:34:03 EST Whitmire breast cancer event is this weekend WHITMIRE — Whitmire's Economic Development Board will host Save the TaTas — Whitmire's Pink Walk on Saturday, starting with a pink pancake breakfast at one of the town's newest restaurants. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:33:05 EST Newberry Moose Lodge honored NEWBERRY — The local Loyal Order of Moose chapter was recently awarded the 2014-2015 Premier Lodge Award and member Frank Monroe was honored with the 2014-2015 Governor's Award of Excellence. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:33:03 EST Wolves with top notch effort in defeat of top 10 Catawba SALISBURY, N.C. — The Newberry Wolves women's soccer team went on the road and downed the No. 10 team in the country in dominating fashion as they beat Catawba 3-0 on Saturday evening. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:32:04 EST Shacker speaks to municipalities on legislation NEWBERRY — Jeff Shacker, field services manager for the Municipal Association of South Carolina, spoke at the quarterly Newberry County Governmental Association. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:32:02 EST Walker tabbed as Honorable Mention for All-America Team NEWBERRY — Newberry Wolves redshirt senior forward Dondray Walker was recently listed as an honorable mention for the All-America Team in the 2014 edition of College Basketball Yearbook published by Sporting News magazine. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:31:02 EST