Medicine Bottles For Malawi
The Union Civitan Club is collecting medicine bottles to send to Malawi after the first of the year.
A press release announcing the club’s effort states that “while first world nations throw away perfectly good medicine bottles, medical pharmacies and hospital facilities in Malawi often find themselves with nothing except torn pieces of paper in which to wrap medicine for their patients. This is often seen in rural hospitals and villages where the poorest of the nation try to live and survive. Sending these containers will help families in a third world country keep their medicines clean, out of reach of small children, and safe while they are being used.”
Those wanting to help the Civitans in this efforts are asked to “place your old, unused medicine bottles in boiling water until you are able to easily remove the labels, and the glue. Between now and Christmas Day, box or bag your bottles and drop them off at WBCU Radio Station, The Union Daily Times Office, Modest Keenan’s Barber Shop, Twist and Shout or Dr. Gary Horvath’s Orthodontist Office in Union or Spartanburg.”
For more about the Civitans and their efforts to collect medicine bottles for Malawi see upcoming editions of The Union Daily Times and online at www.uniondailytimes.com.
High School Gifted/Talented Arts Classes Nominations
The nomination period for Gifted/Talented Arts Classes is now open. Gifted and Talented Arts Classes are offered in Drama, Visual Arts, and Music. Students may be nominated by teachers, parents, or friends. Students may nominate themselves. Forms may be picked up in your school’s guidance office or the school’s fine arts teachers.
The form must be turned in to the guidance office at the nominee’s school no later than 3:30 p.m. on January 5, 2016. School screenings will take place during the week of January 19-22, 2016. Final district screenings will be held on February 13, 2016 at Union County High School. This arts screening is a four-step process which includes nomination, arts teacher screening, school audition, and final district audition.
Tuesday, Jan. 5
• The Union County Beekeepers Association will meet at 6 p.m. in the Clemson Extension Meeting Room at the fairgrounds.
Light refreshments are served at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 6:30 p.m.
David McFawn, Master Beekeeper, will present a program on Pollination. He is the author of Getting the Best From Your Bees. Autographed copies of his book will be available for purchase.
Everyone interested in bees is encouraged to attend.
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.
Union County Arts Council
• Painting with Coffee — Whether you are a beginner, or a lifelong artist join us every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.
Candi Osborne (left) was honored by Mr. Jim Williams (center), representative of Forms and Supply, for being the chosen Teacher of the Week. Only 12 teachers are honored for this award in South Carolina and North Carolina. She will attend a Panthers football game in Charlotte, be honored on the field where the Teacher of the Year will be announced. Mrs. Osborne is a first grade teacher at Monarch Elementary School. Way to go, Mrs. Osborne! Pictured with Osborne and Willliams is Monarch Elementary School Principal Anita Maness.