Last updated: April 07. 2014 10:55AM - 454 Views
Cassie Fowler Contributing Columnist

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Hello everybody, welcome to spring! We hope it’s spring to stay. As Grandma used to say “An Easter cold snap will be here, directly.” I love those old folksy colloquialisms don’t you? Gottrocks the birthday fairy texted in the birthdays, so let’s get to it.


Happy birthday to Helen Nickles, Brandon Alexander, Shawn Taylor, Joyce Guinn, Jonnnie Peay, Gene Duckett, Travis Newsome, Heather B. Merritt, Mayr Rice, Susan P. McDaniels, Rhonda Burleson, Megan Thrift, Betty J. Ramsey, Joyce J. Bostic, John Bostic, Bridgette Stephens, Sadie Wilbanks and Betty F. Boulware.

Get well wishes

We send our best feel good wishes to Alicia C. Taylor, Harry Felker, Jimmy Hollingsworth and Wallace Alexander.

Community news/events

The Whitmire Jaycees annual Easter Hunt is April 13 at Heritage Park. They will meet at the picnic shelter. Various age groups will be there for a chance to find the prize egg. Refreshments will be served and parents and volunteers are welcome. The rain date is Good Friday, April 18 at 3 p.m. at the same location. The Jaycees can be contacted on their Facebook page and their e-mail whitmirejaycees@yahoo.com.

The Whitmire Economic Development Board members have a Mother’s Day Saturday special event planned for May 3. Details will be posted on their Facebook page. The members are also partnering with committees and civic groups Chester, Fairfield, Union, Laurens counties, for the upcoming I-26 to I-77 yard sale in June.

People in the news

Kelsey Folks is burning up the basketball courts. Kelsey recently played in the AAU Tournament in Jacksonville, N.C. Her team won and she brought a trophy back to Newberry County. Kelsey is an eighth grader at Newberry Middle School and is playing varsity level basketball. She is the granddaughter of Emma Jeter of Whitmire.

OK dear readers, time to let Garabund the deadline fairy do his thing. He just blew wing dust and pollen all over my keyboard. At least he can send the column in via his smartphone. Until next week, feel free to send your news and photos to news2cassie@yahoo.com.

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