Upstate Small Ruminant Workshop
Carolina Savanna Farms, 2962 Union Hwy in Gaffney, will be hosting the Upstate Small Ruminant Workshop on June 10 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The cost is $40, which includes lunch, refreshments, a flash drive, and a pesticide credit.
This workshop is beneficial to novice and veteran goat and sheep producers. Several Clemson Extension agents will discuss topics such as: Forages, Evaluation and Selection for Meat Goats, Health, Nutrition, and Marketing. There will be many hands-on demonstrations and an opportunity to try BBQ goat.
Please RSVP to Amy Mallette at (864) 489-3141 x114. Email email@example.com if you would like the link to register online. Hope to see you there.
Vietnam Veterans Meet May 26
The monthly meeting of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 644 will not be on the usual 3rd Thursday this month, but rather on the 4th Thursday, May 26th. The meeting will be at its usual time, 7 p.m., and will be held in its usual location: The Legion Hut at 120 Scenic Drive in Veterans Memorial Park, Union. The President and Vice-President willl be reporting on their trip to the Regional VVA Conference in West Virginia. Vietnam veterans interested in becoming members are always welcome as guests to meetings, as well as any other people interested in becoming Associate members.
Summer Camp at USC Union
USC Union will host their annual summer camp for ages 7-11 on Monday, June 13 through Friday, June 17 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The cost is $80 per child and that includes lunch, snacks, drinks and all activities. Each day will be filled with a new set of science and lab procedures, games and team activities. To register, please contact Bill Moore at USC Union 424-8037 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Wednesday, May 25
• The Union County Disabilities and Special Needs Board of Directors will have their monthly meeting at noon. The meeting will be held at 226 S. Gadberry Street. Lunch will be provided.
The scheduled meetings for the rest of 2016 are as follows:
— Wednesday, June 22
— Wednesday, August 24,
— Wednesday, September 28
— Wednesday, October 26
— Tuesday, November 22
Saturday, June 4
8:15 a.m. & 8:50 a.m.: Betsy & Company along with the Over The Hill Gang Relay for Life Team presents a one day trip to Harrah”s Cherokee Casino. First Pick up 8:15 a.m. — Jonesville Municipal Building. Second Pick Up at 8:50 a.m. in Union at the Old Walmart Parking Lot. Join us for a fun filled day. If interested feel free to call Betsy at 674-6799.
Sunday, June 5
5 p.m.: The Sims High School Class of 1968 will meet at 1101 Union Boulevard. Business of importance. All members please plan on attending.
Thursday, June 9
6 p.m.: The Torrington/Timken Retirees will meet at the Colonial Fish Camp in Gaffney.
Lions Brooms for sale every Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Friends on Main, 126 East Main Street, Union.
Friends On Main
Friends on Main is now open every Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Come and enjoy the great prices (3 hardbacks for a dollar; 10 paperbacks for a dollar; and 6 children or young adult books for a dollar) on new and slightly used books as well as purchase a Lions’ broom! Proceeds from book sales support the Union County Carnegie Library and broom sale profits are used for those who need but cannot afford glasses.
FCL Offering $750 Scholarship
Union County Family & Community Leaders (FCL) is offering a $750 scholarship to a Union County adult resident who has been, or is in the workforce, and is raising a family.
This award will be paid out in two installments of $375. The first payment will be made in time for your first semester, and the second in time for your second semester. Award will be directed to the qualified institution (technical school/community college, 4-year college or university) of your choice.
Applications and instructions are available at the Clemson Extension Office, 120 Kirby St., Union. For more information call 864-427-6259, Ext. 114. Office hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Completed applications are due on or before June 1, 2016. Applications received after this date will be disqualified.
FCL is a non-profit organization, and we support this scholarship fund and many smaller service projects through fundraising events during the year.
Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to people of all ages, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital or family status and is an equal opportunity employer.
Post 22 To Improve 2016 Baseball Team
Union American Legion Post 22 is currently working on much-needed improvements for their 2016 baseball team. Changes will be made from top to bottom, and will go back to the 1925 roots of American Legion Baseball, teaching “young Americans the importance of sportsmanship, good health, and active citizenship.” This quote is from the historical article at www.legion.org/baseball/history
Legion Post 22 is currently looking for enthused volunteers to help carry the proud tradition of American Legion baseball forward in Union County. If you love baseball and working with teenagers, or just like helping out in your community, and are able to contribute in any way at all, please consider volunteering. There are many ways to contribute your time, from being one of the coaches for the regular or junior teams, to just helping out for a few hours at a time. To volunteer yourself, please give the head of the Post 22 Baseball Committee, Joe Tracy, a call at 931-249-9686 or email him at email@example.com.
2016 Democratic Party Election Dates
June 14, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., South Carolina Primaries.
June 28, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., South Carolina Primaries Runoff.
July 25-28, National Democratic Convention, Philadelphia, Pa.
October 8, Voter Registration Deadline, November General Election.
November 8, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., General Election.
Please volunteer and get involved in your local voting precincts and vote in all elections.
Contact: Ann Stevens, Union County Democratic Party Chair, 864-429-1108 (v/t)
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.
The Bereavement Program will be held at the Medi Home Hospice office located at 720 Duncan Bypass, Suite C, Union, on the top floor of Austin Rehab.
Meetings will be every first Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m.
Facilitators are Rev. Richard Brown, Chaplain; Kanisha Benjamin, Social Worker.
For more information contact 864-426-7784.
2016 Union County Council Meetings
Second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
The meetings will be held in the Grand Jury Room at the Union County Courthouse unless otherwise noted.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 (Primary held on June 14, 2016)
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 (Carlisle Town Hall)
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 (Jonesville Town Hall)
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 (Election held on November 8, 2016)
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
2016 Union County School Board Meeting Dates
June 13, 2016 — Union County Career and Technology Center
June 27, 2016 — Meet if budget has not been approved
July 25, 2016 — Union County Career and Technology Center
August 8, 2016 — Union County Career and Technology Center
August 22, 2016 — Monarch Elementary School
September 12, 2016 — Union County Career and Technology Center
September 26, 2016 — Buffalo Elementary School
October 10, 2016 — Union County Career and Technology Center
October 24, 2016 — Foster Park Elementary School
November 14, 2016 — Union County Career and Technology Center
November 28, 2016 — Jonesville Elementary Middle School
December 12, 2016 — Union County Career and Technology Center
All meetings are at 7 p.m.
The public and media will be notified if location or times change 24 hours prior to meetings.
Rotarian Lynn Mornane (center) introduced Kathy (right) and Jim (left) Stepp to the Union Rotary Club. Both Kathy and Jim are retired school teachers and are heavily active with the Union Meals on Wheels. The volunteer organization delivers one hot meal per day, five days a week to Union County residents. In 2015, 17,859 meals were served in Union County. To volunteer or make a contribution, please call 864-427-1598.