Last updated: March 31. 2014 10:06AM - 377 Views
Cassie Fowler Contributing Columnist

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Hello everyone, welcome to news from “The Whitty.” There will be lots of local news coming up after we do our birthdays and get well wishes. Gotrocks the birthday fairy has had a time with all of our bipolar weather, he did make it in with pollen coated wings.


Happy birthday to Le Ann and Pat Alexander, Mike Crumpton, Renee Crase, Jody Tollison, Barbara Templeton, Ken Sparks, Judy Stroud, Betty Ramsey, Chrsytal M. Lane, Cathy Stapleton, Wanda Kaye Nagy, Alyssa Brock, Tina Baker Griffin, Bobby Andrews, Ethan Boulware, Ryan Elsmore, Karen Tankersley, Edgar Glen, Walt Wilkerson, Christinna B. Bourassa, Susie Brown, Robert Stapleton, Lance Kitchens, Justin Mundy,and Stephanie Duncan.

Well wishes and sympathy

We send our best feel good wishes to Harry Felker and Alicia C. Taylor.

On a sad note, we send our sympathies and best wishes to the families of Shelley Wicker. Shelley was a 26 year old, who was well loved, beautiful, intelligent, enthusiastic young lady, with a passion for life and a bright future. Her friends and family showed their support in large numbers at her funeral services. Shelley was the daughter of Sandy Gilliam Tinsley and Bill R.Wicker.

Our sympathies to William Worthy, another beloved Whitmire resident, who was known for his sweet and kind personality, famous hot dog chili recipe at Whitmire’s one time “Y” building. Our sympathies to the families Raymond Reed, a former Whitmire resident, who had a the gift of music and conversation. Mr. Reed was a member of The Reed Brothers vocal group, and a former Choir Director at First Baptist Church. He was married to his late wife Evelyn for 66 years.

Local news and events

Former Whitmire resident and WHS graduate Timothy Lawson Jr. was recently awarded with a “Superior” rating from The South Carolina’s Band Director Association. Tim is the band director at Saluda Middle School and a Newberry College graduate.

The Whitmire Economic Development Board’s Health Walk for Fitness is Saturday morning, April 5. Meet at the Whitmire Community Center. Various levels and distances from beginning to advanced walkers. Thank you to the board members for coordinating the successful Day Of Service - Polishing The Pearl on March 22.

The members of Cedar Grove A.M.E. Church on Hwy 66, Whitmire will celebrate 144 years of worship on May 10. The event coordinator, Fannie Hopkins needs past members and deceased members photos and information to add to the program. The event will honor past/deceased members and their families. Contact Fannie Hopkins at 804-694-3513.

The Whitmire Jaycees will host their yearly Community Easter Egg Hunt, April 13 at 3 p.m. at the picnic shelter in Heritage Park. The rain make up date will be April 18 on Good Friday at 3 p.m. The Jaycees are in the planning stages for the “Party In The Pines” annual festival. Vendors and booth spaces are going fast. Contact the Jaycees at their e-mail address whitmirejaycees@yahoo.com.

In the meantime, be sure to check the Whitmire Economic Development Board Facebook page and Town of Whitmire’s Facebook page and the website to view upcoming events.

OK dear readers, the newspaper deadline fairy — Garabund is dusting his wings, making me inhale all of the pollen from our few spring like days. Cough cough, until next week, send your news bits and photos to news2cassie@yahoo.com.

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