Serving up breakfast at FPES


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Photo courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School Foster Park Elementary School students enjoy breakfast in their rooms each morning at school. Pictured here is Mrs. Linda Ledford who is all smiles as she serves a kindergarten class.


At The UCAC

The following events and activities will be held at the UCAC Art Gallery on Main Street in downtown Union in the coming months.

Watercolor Workshop — Registration is now open for a Watercolor Workshop that will be held Saturday, November 4 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $50 per members and $60 for non-members. Call the Union County Arts Council to register.

Local Artists Showcase — Can you believe that the holidays are almost here? Now is the time to start preparing your items for our “Local Artists Showcase.” We accept all types of art, paintings, drawings, photography, quilts, pottery, knitting, woodwork, ornaments, jewelry, baskets, crochet, and more! Please contact Amber for more details and to reserve your space!

For more information about these events and related matters call the Union County Arts Council at 864-429-2817.

Community Prayer Meeting

The Community Prayer Meeting will be observed at noon on Thursday, Oct. 5 at the USC Union gazebo.

Please come and join with fellow citizens of Union County, and with others in other places as we pray for our country, our community, our state, and also for our world. Pray for the Church, and for revival in Union County.

Let us give thanks for our country, and pray for the revival and awakening we need to turn us in the right direction. Pray for God’s guidance and protection for our leaders at every level. Please pray for our military, police, firefighters, EMS personnel, and others who risk their lives to serve and protect us. Please pray for the victims of the hurricanes and earthquakes, and for those who help them.

ALL ARE WELCOME. If you can’t get to the gazebo, please take some time for special prayer during the day.

Special Union County Council Meeting

Union County Council will hold a special meeting on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 5 p.m. in the Grand Jury Room at the Union County Courthouse to consider first reading of a proposed ordinance pertaining to an Intergovernmental Agreement with the City of Union for the County to provide building inspection and code enforcement services.

The public is invited to attend.

American Legion Low Country Boil

American Legion Post 22 will hold a Low Country Boil Thursday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park Lodge.

Socializing will begin at 6 p.m. and the meal will be served at 6:30 p.m.

This Post 22 fundraising effort is in support of American Legion Post 22 Baseball.

Individual tickets are $40.

A Table Sponsorship is $250 with each Table Sponsor receiving 8 tickets.

For table reservations and tickets see any Post 22 member or contact Tommy Sinclair at 864-621-2435 or John McKnight at 864-431-6389 or Torance Inman at 864-426-0883.

Post 22 Meeting

American Legion Post 22 will hold its monthly meeting Monday, Oct. 10 from 6-8 p.m. at 120 Scenic Drive, Union.

All Veterans, family members and patriots are welcome.

Our RENEW, RETAIN, RECRUIT AND REFER campaign is ongoing. For details, contact the vice commander at 864-429-5560.

Housing Authority To Meet

The Commissioners of the Housing Authority of Union will meet Thursday, Oct. 12 at 5:30 p.m. at 201 Porter Street, Union.

‘Food For Life’ Instruction

Piedmont Physic Garden welcomes “Food for Life” Instructor Terri Edwards on Saturday, October 14 from 10 a.m.-noon to lead a workshop on plant-based nutrition. Her mission is to guide those with chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer back to wellness. She will also discuss how how she overcame her own health struggles through basic changes in her diet.

The workshop will be held at 301 E. South Street in Union, SC. The cost is $20 for non-members. To reserve your spot, please send your check to The Piedmont Physic Garden PO Box 603, Union, SC 29379 or you can sign up online on the Events page of the PPG website at www.piedmontphysicgarden.org. Please call 864.427.2556 with any questions.

Littlejohn Family Reunion

The descendants of Walton Stafford and Leila Griffin Littlejohn will hold a Family Reunion in the Christian Fellowship Center at Mon-Aetna Baptist Church on Saturday, Oct. 14 beginning at noon.

Come learn about your ancestors, visit with family and friends, and enjoy some singing and entertainment.

Bring a well-filled basket. Paper products and drinks will be provided.

For more information contact Robbie Littlejohn at 864-426-1690.

Drive-Thru For Ru Chicken Stew

Union Civitan Club and Junior Civitan Club members will be having a “Drive-Thru for Ru with Tommy Sinclair’s Chicken Stew” fundraiser to help with Ruthie Dean’s medical expenses.

The stew will be ready Saturday, Oct. 14 from 12-4 p.m. at Foster Park.

Purchase advance tickets from any member of the clubs or at the Union Times office, YMCA with William Sprouse or Debbie Foster at the Union County Courthouse.

CCA Energy Assistance

The Union County Office of Carolina Community Actions, Inc. (CCA) is currently taking applications to assist low-income families with home energy cooling bills and a variety of other programs and services.

Households may be assisted with home energy bills up to $1,000, HVAC unit repairs or replacements, air conditioner units. Other programs and services include rental assistance, General Education Degrees (GED), tuition for Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), job training, child care, medical prescriptions, nutrition education and food vouchers.

Applications are taken Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at 201 E. Main Street, Suite A, Union, SC. Family households must be income eligible and provide documentation to qualify. For more information, please call the Union County Community Actions office at 864-427-0336.

About CCA

Carolina Community Actions, Inc. LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) and GEAP (General Emergency Assistance Program) is funded through the Department of Health and Human Services and administered through the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) in Columbia, SC. CCA is a private non-profit corporation whose mission is to promote self-reliance of low-income individual and families by forming partnerships which will provide a systematic reduction of the causes and conditions of poverty.

Documentation

CCA can provide Non-Emergency Assistance; Emergency Assistance; and Mortgage, Rent, Water Assistance to qualified low-income families. The following documents are required to obtain these types of assistance:

Non-Emergency Assistance

Non-Emergency Assistance is provided where there is no past due bill.

1. South Carolina picture ID with current address

2. Social Security cards for all household members

3. Proof of total gross household income for the last 30 days:

• Weekly, bi-monthly or monthly check stubs

• 2017 Social Security Benefits Award Letter

• UI (Unemployment Insurance) benefits printout and a current job search

4. Copy of the current unpaid energy bill (must be in the name of the applicant or a household member)

Emergency Assistance

Emergencies include bills that are within 5 days of disconnect, decrease in income, extreme weather conditions, and other unforeseen incidents.

1. South Carolina picture ID with current address

2. Social Security cards for all household members

3. Proof of total gross household income for the last 30 days:

• Weekly, Bi-monthly or monthly check stubs

• 2017 Social Security Benefits Award Letter

• UI (Unemployment Insurance) benefits printout and a current job search

4. Last 3 (three) energy bills from utility vendor (a current stamped-account history printout

may be required for various vendors)

5. A receipt indicating disallowed fees on the energy bill are paid i.e. outdoor lights, round up fees, etc.)

Mortgage, Rent, Water Assistance

1. South Carolina picture ID with current address

2. Social Security cards for all household members

3. Proof of total gross household income for the last 30 days:

• Weekly, Bi-monthly or monthly check stubs

• 2017 Social Security Benefits Award Letter

• UI (Unemployment Insurance) benefits printout and a current job search

4. Eviction Notice from the landlord/magistrate’s office, Rental Assistance Affidavit, IRS W9 Form (for new landlords)

5. Lease Agreement (must include names of all household members)

6. A receipt or money order for the amount CCA cannot pay.

Care In Our Community

A Caregiver Support Group at Heartland Health Care Center — Union will meet every third Tuesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m in the Assisted Living Unit.

This group is open to anyone providing care for a person with health issues or age-related illness. At our caregiver meetings you will meet others in your same situation and learn new ideas to overcome challenges or find answers to questions you may have.

Refreshments will be provided.

For more information call 864-357-0147.

Heartland Health Care Center — Union is located at 709 Rice Avenue, Union.

Crochet Club

Clemson Extension FCL (Family and Community Leaders) have formed a Crochet Club that will meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m.-noon.

This club is open to anyone from the beginner to very experienced. There will be an instructor on site at least once a month. Other experienced crochet workers will be available to help at other times.

For further information call the Clemson Extension Office from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Thursday at 427-6259 or Juanita McCullough, Secretary for the Patchwork Quilters of FCL at 427-5739.

Head Start Accepting Applications

Carolina Community Actions, Inc., Head Start is now accepting applications for children ages 3 and 4 for the 2017-2018 program year.

Head Start serves children from low-income families and children with disabilities. Children with disabilities, including emotional, intellectual and physical (visual, hearing, speech, crippling and other chronic impairments), are eligible regardless of their family income level. Services provided by Head Start include education, nutrition, medical, dental, social services, transportation, parent involvement, and special education services.

We are also now accepting applications for Infants and Toddlers birth to 3 years of age and pregnant mothers for the 2017-2018 program year. Early Head Start Programs begin serving children before they are born by offering services to their pregnant moms. The purpose of this is to ensure that the pregnant woman remains healthy throughout her pregnancy.

CCA Early Head Start/Head Start participates in the USDA Child Care Food Program and breakfast and lunch are served to the Head Start children and formula, breakfast, and lunch are served to the Early Head Start children at no cost to the families. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

A legal birth certificate, certificate of immunization, proof of income for the 2016 calendar year, and social security numbers of all persons in household must be provided when you apply.

The Early Head Start/Head Start center in your area is located at the Jonesville Head Start Center, 514 Alman Street, Jonesville, SC. For further information and/or an appointment, please call 864-674-6014.

Civitans Meet

The Union Civitans Club meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1-2 p.m. at the Inn at Merridun. Lunch is served.

Gospel Night

Friday nights from 7-9 p.m. is Gospel Night at Gene’s Music Hall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Performing will be Gene’s Gospel Hour Band and Middle Cross Gospel Band.

There is no charge but a Love Offering will be collected.

Country Dance Night

Every Saturday night will be Country Dance Night from 7-10:30 p.m. at Gene’s Music Hall. Door’s open at 6 p.m.

Union Express Band will perform and there will be a 1/2 to 1/2 drawing and door prize drawing.

There is an $8 cover charge.

The first Saturday night there are 75 paying guests the door prize will be $100 cash.

DSN Board Meetings

The Union County Disabilities and Special Needs Board will meet at the following times in 2017:

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 12 p.m.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12 p.m.

All meetings will be held at 226 S. Gadberry Street, Union, SC 29379, in the conference room.

Lunch will be provided.

Lions Club

Lions Club Brooms for sale every Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Friends on Main, 126 East Main Street, Union.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

The Alzheimer’s Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month at Grace United Methodist Church at 5:30 p.m.

For more information contact Penny Adamo at 864-427-8322.

Bereavement Program

Medi Home Hospice is sponsoring a Bereavement Program. Anyone who has lost a loved one and needs guidance with their loss is invited to attend.

2017 Union County School Board Meeting Dates

These are the 2017 Union County School Board of Trustees meeting dates. All meetings will be held at 6 p.m.

• October 23, 2017 — Foster Park Elementary School

• November 27, 2017 — Jonesville Elementary Middle School

• December 11, 2017 — Union County Career and Technology Center

Additional meetings can be scheduled if needed.

The public and media will be notified if location or times change 24 hours prior to meetings.

2017 Union County Council Meeting Dates

These are the 2017 Union County Council meeting dates. All meetings will be held the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. The meetings will be held in the Grand Jury Room of the Union County Courthouse unless otherwise noted.

• October 10, 2017

• November 14, 2017 at Jonesville Town Hall

• December 12, 2017

Photo courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School Foster Park Elementary School students enjoy breakfast in their rooms each morning at school. Pictured here is Mrs. Linda Ledford who is all smiles as she serves a kindergarten class.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/web1_FPES-Breakfast.jpgPhoto courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School Foster Park Elementary School students enjoy breakfast in their rooms each morning at school. Pictured here is Mrs. Linda Ledford who is all smiles as she serves a kindergarten class.
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