Youth Stop presentation at Rotary Club

Courtesy photo Rotarian Isaac McKissick recently spoke to the Union Rotary Club about The Youth Stop that serves at risk youth. It offers job training, preparing for college, career prep and much more. For more information please visit their website at

Community Prayer Meeting

The Community Prayer Meeting will be observed at noon on Thursday, June 2 in front of the USC-U gazebo (currently closed for repairs). 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, and for the Church. Pray for God’s guidance in the campaigning and elections. Please pray for our military, our police, EMS personnel, and others who risk their lives to serve and protect us.

All are welcome. If you can’t get to the gazebo, please take some time for special prayer during the day.

Summer Fest At Carlisle Park

Residents of the Carlisle area are invited to come out and take part in the Summer Fest at Carlisle Park on Saturday, June 4 from noon-3 p.m.

The event is an outreach to the residents of the Town of Carlisle and surrounding communities. It is being sponsored by the Victory Christian Center of 7228 Kings Ridge Drive, Charlotte, NC.

Summer Fest is free and the public is invited to come out for an afternoon of food, fun, music, and ministry for the whole family.

For more information call Victory Christian Center at 704-533-2219.

Photography Workshop

Have you noticed the rolling green hills of the Piedmont this time of year? Or what about all the flowers blooming in your own backyard? Come learn how to capture these beautiful scenes in an introductory photography workshop at the Piedmont Physic Garden on Saturday, June 11. The workshop will be led by local landscape photographer, Everett Leigh and his partner, Thia Beniash of the SC Photography Workshops from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the garden located at 301 E. South Street.

During this workshop, Everett and Thia will discuss photography basics, which include camera settings, framing, composition and editing. This will be followed by a hands-on photography session in the garden.

Cost is $20. Space is limited. To pre-register, please email us at or call us at 864-427-2556.

USC Union Activity Fun Camp

USC Union will hold its annual Activity Fun Camp from June 13-17.

The camp, which will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day, will provide children ages 7-11 years of age the opportunity to do the following:

• Learn science and lab techniques.

• Learn CSI techniques such as fingerprinting, foot print casting, evidence collection, DNA extraction.

• Games and team activities daily

The camp cost $80 per child with lunch, snacks, activity costs, and drinks all included.

Contact Bill Moore at USC Union 864-424-8037 or email

June At The UCAC

The following events will take place at the Union County Arts Council in June.

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, June 2, 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, June 14, at 6 p.m.. This is open to everyone!

Monday Night Music — Looking for something new to do? Join us June 22 at 6:30 p.m. for a night full of local, musical talent!

Toddler Time — Friday June 24, 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.

Door Hanger Class — Are you ready for summer? Make sure your front door is! Join us to create your very own door hanger!

Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m.m-2 p.m.

$20 for members. $25 for non-members.

2016 Camp of Clay — This camp is open for all 6th-12th graders! Teacher Katie Paschal will bring out your child’s inner artist through the world of clay!

June 13-15

9th-12th Grade will be 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

6th-8th Grade will be 1-3 p.m.

$50 per student

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 if you would like the link to register online. Hope to see you there.

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.

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.

5-7:30 p.m.: A Spaghetti Dinner Benefit for Conno Randall & Family will be held at the Jonesville Baptist Church CLC. Each spaghetti dinner will include salad, bread, dessert, and drink. Meals are dine in or take out. Adult plates are $8 and child plates are $4.

There will also be a silent auction with “tons of awesome items.” The silent auction will end at 7:15 p.m.

There will also be free face painting, a bouncy house, bingo every 30 minutes starting at 5:30 p.m., and a 50/50 raffle.

There will also be t-shirts with the words “Connor Strong” and a green ribbon on them for sale.

For questions or to make a donation contact Haley Williams at 864-426-1969.

Pre-benefit tickets for spaghetti dinners and t-shirts are now on sale at WT’s of Jonesville.

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.

Sunday, June 12

1 p.m.: Descendents of C. Lester and Martha V. Greer will have their annual reunion at Sardis United Methodist Church in the social hall. Each family is asked to bring a well-filled basket. Plates, cups and utensils will be furnished.

Wednesday, June 22

• 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, August 24,

— Wednesday, September 28

— Wednesday, October 26

— Tuesday, November 22

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

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

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

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)

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.

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.

Courtesy photo

Rotarian Isaac McKissick recently spoke to the Union Rotary Club about The Youth Stop that serves at risk youth. It offers job training, preparing for college, career prep and much more. For more information please visit their website at photo

Rotarian Isaac McKissick recently spoke to the Union Rotary Club about The Youth Stop that serves at risk youth. It offers job training, preparing for college, career prep and much more. For more information please visit their website at

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