Vietnam Veterans meet Thursday
The Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 644, will hold their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Aug.t 18.
The business meeting will be held in it usual location at the Legion Hut on 120 Scenic Drive, and start at 7 p.m. Members are urged to be present to help decide the future directions of the organization.
VVA Chapter 644 meets on the third Thursday of the month, and Vietnam and Vietnam Era Veterans, as well as any persons interested in supporting the VVA’s mission, are welcome to attend and learn more.
Union County Senior Citizens
The Union County Senior Citizens will meet at Mon Aetna Church Social Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 6 p.m.
There are openings for several trips. If interested call 864-674-5070.
The entertainment will be provided by the Jeff Dean Family.
Sims High School Class of 1968
The Sims High School class of 1968 will meet on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 5 p.m. at 1101 Union Blvd. Business of importance. Please plan on attending. See you there.
Sims High School Class of 1969
The Sims High School Class of 1969 will have a class meeting at the Jonesville Town Hall on Aug. 20 at 5 p.m.
Main Street Junction Grand Opening
Main Street Junction, 107 E. Main St., Union, will hold its Grand Opening Saturday, Aug. 20 at 1 p.m. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. followed by guided tours beginning at 1:15 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
Alumni Band Night
We would like to invite all marching band alumni from any high school in Union County to join us for Alumni Band Night on Sept. 16 at 5:30 p.m. to meet in the fairgrounds and march in to the stadium together. You will have the chance to perform stands tunes with the current members and share your stories of your marching band days. Merchandise will be available at a later date. Please stay tuned.
Please fill out the “Alumni Band” form posted on the Facebook page or follow this link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1S7viXJtOPAv95NP4G9SkX5UGyhsX31pDKldXQOanY4M
We will have music for you! If you need a school owned instrument please know that these are first come first serve so please fill out the form. We have an extremely limited supply. We look for to performing with you!
August At The Arts Council
First Encounter — Photographer George Ligon is bringing his work back to Union County Arts Council. After spending 15 days on Safari, Mr Ligon has produced an exhibit that will allow all of Union County the ability to have a “First Encounter” with the wildlife of Kenya. We invite everyone to visit this extraordinary show!
Exhibit Dates: July 8-Aug. 18
First Responder Door Hanger Class — Attention all First Responder families! This class is made for you! Show your Love for your First Responder by displaying it on your front door! Please contact UCAC to register for this class!
Friday, Aug. 26
$20 members/$25 non membersPainting with Coffee — Whether you are a beginner, or a lifelong artists join us every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.
Monday Night Music — Looking for something new to do? Join us Aug. 15, at 6:30 p.m. for a night full of local, musical talent!
Toddler Time — Friday Aug. 26, 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.
Fall Charity Golf Classic
The Union County Health Care Foundation will hold its annual Fall Charity Golf Classic at Woodfin Ridge on Oct. 7. The event will be a Captain’s Choice Tournament. Persons wanting to participate must register to do so by Sept. 30. For more information contact Union County Health Care Foundation Executive Director and Volunteer Coordinator Greta Bailey at 864-301-2466.
UCHS Hall Of Fame Nominations Sought
The Hall of Fame Committee is seeking nominations of individuals to be considered for the UCHS Hall of Fame.
If you would like to nominate an individual from any of the county’s former high schools, please do so by contacting Mike McGee by phone at 864-429-1765, Extension 16, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You should provide the name and mailing address of the nominee.
The deadline for nominations to be considered this year is Aug. 26.
Jonesville Town Festival
The Jonesville Town Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 from noon-9 p.m. We are looking for vendors, musical groups, dance groups and singers. If you would like to be a part of the festivities, feel free to contact, Betsy Thompson at 674-6799, Randy Spencer at 426-2219 or Ronald Young at 466-7293. We will look forward to hearing from you.
The Jonesville Town Festival committee is looking for someone that might be interested in doing a car show for the Festival which will take place on Sept. 17.
If interested please contact Betsy Thompson at 864-674-6799, Randy Spencer at 864-426-2219 or Ronald Young at 864-466-7293.
Saturday, Aug. 20
The Sims High School Class of 1969 will have a class meeting at the Jonesville Town Hall at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 24
• 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, September 28
— Wednesday, October 26
— Tuesday, November 22
Saturday, Aug. 27
The descendants of Levi and Lilly Estes Bobo will hold the Bobo Family Reunion at 5 p.m. at Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church Fellowship Building. Bring a very well-filled basket and tea. Paper products and utensils will be furnished.
Lions 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.
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
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, 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
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.