Spring Story Time April 12

Spring Story Time

Union County First Steps presents Spring Story Time Tuesday, April 12, at 11 a.m. at the Community Center, 201 Porter St., Union.

If you live in Union County and have a preschool age child (birth-5 years), we invite you to come and enjoy craft time, music time, and story time with them.

A small gift will be given to each child.

For more information call 864-429-1740, Ext. 134.

NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet

The Union County Branch of the NAACP 2016 Annual Freedom Fund Banquet will be held Saturday, May 7, 2016, at the Pacolet River Baptist Association Center, 168 Lovers Lane Road, Union, SC. The theme is: Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Justice. The keynote speaker is Sharon Brown Harriott, Director of TRIO and Community Support Programs of Midlands Technical Collage and South Atlantic Regional Director the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Life Membership Plaques will be presented during the banquet to the following:

• Mark Hill Baptist Church

• Mae K. Brandon

Individual tickets are $30 per person and $60 per person (which will include a one-year Regular Adult membership and a one-year subscription to Crisis Magazine).

Sponsorships are also available. There will also be a silent auction. Please support us by being a sponsor, purchasing tickets and ads for the journal, or donating to the silent auction.

For tickets, sponsorship, and journal ad information, please contact Reverend James A. Williams at (864) 674-6304 or Carolyn Glenn at (864) 429-9392.

For more information regarding this event or about the NAACP, please contact the Branch President, Reverend Michael A. Glenn at (864) 427-2112.

For many years the Union County Branch of the NAACP has been fighting for the cause of civil rights. We are proud of our rich history and will continue our fight for Freedom, Justice and Equality.

The Union County Branch of the NAACP meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Union Housing Authority, 201 Porter Street, Union, SC.

Relay For Life Fundraisers

The following Relay For Life fundraisers will be held over the next several weeks.

• Saturday, April 2

— Corinth Baptist Relay Team holds a Chittling Dinner from 11a.m.-until on Winbush Lane, Union, plates are $8.

• Saturday, April 23

— Dollar General Relay Team will have Shayna Marie from Crunk for Cardio to do a workout session at the Jonesville Gym 5 p.m., admission is a $10 donation.

Saturday, April 2

• Come join Betsy & company along with the Over the Hill Gang Relay for Life team on a fun filled day to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino. Picking up in Jonesville at 8:15 a.m. at the Municipal Building and picking up in Union at 8:45 a.m. at the old Walmart Parking Lot. If interested contact Betsy at 864-674-6799.

Tuesday, April 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.

Greg Campbell, Vice President of the Spartanburg Beekeepers, will present a program on Nucs and Splits.

Everyone interested in bees is encouraged to attend. If you have not ordered your packaged bees, Dan needs number and money by March 31. Pick up date has been moved to April 23.

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.

Saturday, April 9

• The Carlisle Finishing Group formerly Cone Mills will meet at 9 a.m. for breakfast at Midway. All retirees and former employees are welcome. We will have a guest speaker from Regional One AirMed Care. For more information call 466-5276.

Sunday, April 10

• The Sims High School Class of 1968 will meet at 5 p.m. at 1101 Union Boulevard. Please plan on attending. Business of Importance. For additional information contact 864-674-6799.

Monday, April 11

• Medi Home Hospice will hold a Community Open House from 5 p.m.-until on the top floor of Austin Rehab, 720 S. Duncan Bypass, Union. Join us for answer to your questions and important information you may need now or in the future. For more information about the Community Open House, Medi Home Hospice and the services it provides call 864-427-8322.

Wednesday, April 27

• 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, April 27;

— Wednesday, May 25

— Wednesday, June 22

— Wednesday, August 24,

— Wednesday, September 28

— Wednesday, October 26

— Tuesday, November 22.

March Madness

The Friends of the Library are holding Inventory Book Sale — all books drastically reduced! Hardbacks 3 for a $1; paperbacks 10 for a dollar; children’s and young adult 6 for a dollar! Open every Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 126 East Main Street.

Buffalo Fire Department Offering Scholarship

The Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department’s James H. Hampton Scholarship will be awarded to a recipient that lives in the BVFD Service Area.

The scholarship is available to a high school senior or adult that is seeking an advanced degree. The degree may be pursued at a technical school, college or university.

Applications are available at Union County High School, Andy’s, or by calling 427-5739.

The deadline for applying for this scholarship is April 29, 2016.

Lions Club

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

New and slightly used books for sale every Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Friends on Main, 126 East Main Street, Union. Special discounts for Friends!

Union County Arts Council

• Painting with Coffee — Whether you are a beginner, or a lifelong artists join us every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.

• Jam at Lunch — Do you have lunch plans? Join us Thursday, April 7 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Enjoy the musical talents of local members of our community. Do you sing? Play? Feel free to join in!

• Writers Group — Local Writers will meet Tuesday, April 12, at 6 p.m.. This is open to everyone!

• Monday Night Music — Looking for something new to do? Join us April 18, at 6:30 p.m. for a night full of local, musical talent!

• Toddler Time — Friday April 22, 10:30-11:30 a.m. will be all about the little ones! Any child 4 years old or younger is invited to join us! $10.

• Mini Monet — Join us on Saturday, April 16 for a morning full of creativity! We will explore the art of mixed media! This class is open to all students, Kindergarten-5th Grade. $15 members/ $20 nonmembers.

• Corky Canvas — Who is ready for a night out with the girls? We have the perfect thing for you! Grab some friends and your favorite drink and we will provide the rest! Our talented teacher Brandi Ketterman will walk you through how to paint the perfect piece! You don’t have to be an artist to join in on the fun!

• Elementary School Awards & Reception — We would like to invite everyone to the Awards Reception for our Elementary School Art Show. These students were selected by their teachers to exhibit their work in our Gallery. Please join us as we honor these very talented students! We want to thank Gestamp LLC for supporting our Youth Shows. Tuesday April 19, 5-6:30 p.m.

• Mommy & Me Tea Party — Join us for an afternoon of tea, cookies, and creativity! You and your daughter will spend the morning together creating your very own Tea Cup Flower Pot! Space is limited for this class so I encourage you to call UCAC TODAY and reserve your spot!! May 7, from 1-3 p.m. Cost is $25. for Mother & Daughter Paint is messy, dress for that, BUT the best hat will win a prize!!! Invite everyone you know!!

Have you joined UCAC yet? NOW IS THE TIME! All members receive special pricing on camps, classes, and events. For more information contact Amber @ 864-429-2817

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 crazy_joe46@yahoo.com.

2016 Democratic Party Election Dates

April 30, 9 a.m., South Carolina Democratic Party State Convention, Columbia.

May 14, Voter Registration Deadline, June 14 Primaries.

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)

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.

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.

Relay For Life Team Meetings

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

All Team Meetings will be held at Tabernacle Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center Family Room.

Union County Relay For Life Event will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, May 13, 2016 at the Union County Fairgrounds.

If you or your organization would like more information about UC Relay For Life, please contact Beth Lancaster (864-426-3438) or Torance Inman ( 864-426-0883).

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, April 12, 2016 (Lockhart Town Hall)

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

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

April 25, 2016 — Union County Career and Technology Center (Academic Recognition)

May 9, 2016 — Union County Career and Technology Center (Retiree Banquet)

May 23, 2016 — Union County Career and Technology Center

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.

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