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March 29, 2015

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TODAY: Lots of sun and a little warmer. High in the 60s. FORECAST, 12A Index-Journal is published with pride for the people of the Lake- lands. You are important to us. If you miss your paper, please call 223-1413 (before noon on weekends). Inside today's edition n ABBY 4C n ACCENT IC-4C n BUSINESS 1E-2E n CALENDAR 2A n CLASSIFIEDS 3E-6E n EDITORIALS 10A-11A n ENTERTAINMENT 6A, 2C n GOLF 8B n LOTTERY 6A n OBITUARIES 4A n SPORTS 1B-8B Index-Journal is committed to editorial excellence. To report an error, contact Executive Editor Richard Whiting at 943-2522 or VOL. 97, NO. 40 5 SECTIONS, 34 PAGES SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015 DAILY 75¢, SUNDAY $1.50 Hodges Elementary honors teacher at race Students, parents and members of the community gathered Saturday morning at Hodges Elementary School for the school's seventh annual Anne B. McKellar Memorial 5k and Fun Run. Physical Education teacher and race coordinator Debra Babb said they have the race every year in honor of Anne McKellar, a special education teacher at Pinecrest Elemen- tary School, who died of breast cancer in 2007. "Exactly 10 years after she By ARIEL GILREATH MADDY JONES | INDEX-JOURNAL Runners and walkers set off from the starting line behind Hodges Elementary School early Saturday morning for the 2015 Anne B. McKellar Memorial 5K and Fun Run to raise money for the American Cancer Society. See RACE, page 4A Abbeville Merchants Association hosts International Beer Walk ABBEVILLE From Scot- land to Japan, the Abbeville International Beer Walk event had an array of beer for the community to sample at shops on the downtown square Satur- day afternoon. Participators were able to get beer samples from 15 differ- ent stops as well as 15 differ- ent countries. Each shop that participated was able to choose what country they wanted their beer from before a brand spe- cial to that country was selected for sampling. Andrew Hartsfield, chair- man of the event and owner of Urban 2 Country in Abbeville said the idea came from Upstate International, which is an orga- nization based in Upstate South Carolina that plans events to highlight international cultures and perspectives. By ARIEL GILREATH BEER from everywhere n FUNDRAISER MADDY JONES | INDEX-JOURNAL Billy Baer, of Trinity Skincare and Makeup Gallery, on Trinity Street pours a tasting of the Filipino beer Red Horse on Saturday afternoon during the Abbeville International Beer Walk in Court Square. Workshops help men become better fathers Some parents might wish their child came with an instruction manual on how to change a diaper, what to do when crying occurs and how to keep the young one actively engaged all in the span of 24 hours, every day. There are some parents who have the answers and some might need guidance from relatives, friends and organiza- tions. Lakelands parents can use resources from Abbeville and Greenwood County First Steps and Self Regional Medi- cal Center in Greenwood to learn how to improve parent- ing skills and meet others with similar needs. "Fathers want to do better," said Michael K. Gaskin, exec- utive director of Greenwood County First Steps in Green- wood. "The ones that come By DANIEL PERRY n FIRST STEPS See FATHERS, page 4A PHOTOS BY MADDY JONES | INDEX-JOURNAL Actresses Samantha Leibowitz, left, and Bianca Raso, right, perform during the opera "Petunia" Saturday morning at The Arts Center in Greenwood. The opera, composed by Greenwood's own Keith Jameson, was performed by FBN Production Opera for Kids!, a group that travels the country to bring opera and the performing arts to children. Actors Daniel Gainey, left, and Jon Callison, right, hoist up the goose Petunia, played by Bianca Raso, during the performance of "Petunia" Saturday morning at The Arts Center in Greenwood. A young audience member watches in awe as actors sing and dance at the showing of "Petunia" Saturday morning at The Arts Center in Greenwood. Performing 'Petunia' Sports 1B Celebrating their history Accent 1C See BEER, page 4A ewirelessgear ewirelessgear M-F 9am-7pm Sat. 9am-6pm Closed Sundays 1819 ByPass 72 NE Greenwood $ 5 Off A N Y R E P A I R Our Repairs Include a 90 Day Warranty Must Present Coupon. Not Valid with any other offer. In-Store ONLY. Expires 4-18-15 COUPON Mobile Repairs � Accessories Buybacks � Data Services /wirelessgear 8 6 4 . 2 2 3 . 1 6 8 7 M 10% OFF LifeProof & OtterBox

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