Last updated: April 14. 2014 10:14AM - 326 Views
Cassie Fowler Contributing Columnist

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Hello everyone. The weather finally looks like spring has arrived, so that means yard work. So let’s do our birthday wishes from Gottrocks the birthday fairy, and then it’s out to the yard.


Happy birthday to Barry Gilliam, Alex Collins, Linda Keller, Reagan Green, Tommy Shields, Heather Hawkins, Sandy Wicker, Joyce Guinn, Beth M. Bozard, Richard Hurst, David Claytor, Evonne Prather, Wayne Langston, Dickert “D” Lominick Jr., Lori Hueble, Ray Ellison, Dave Leigh, Todd Johnson, Thomas Crisp, Marla Crase and Heather Hawkins.

Well wishes and sympathy

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

On a sad note, we send our best wishes and sympathies to the families of Harold Price.

Community news and events

Welcome to Whitmire High School, Charlie Jenkins! Charlie is the new football coach at Whitmire High. Charlie grew up in Union and graduated from Union High School. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Jenkins. His dad, John, is a 1962 graduate of Whitmire High School.

The May Mother’s Day celebration is around the corner. Members of the Whitmire Economic Development Board have a special Saturday event planned on May 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Whitmire Community Center near the Park Street entrance. “Blooms For Mom” will feature Mary Kay makeovers and craft and art booths. A photographer will be on hand to take photo gifts for moms. For more information, contact Misty Collier at 803-298-4141 or e-mail whitmireedb@yahoo.com.

What a great turnout for the health walk on April 5. Many volunteers worked the water booths, members of the Whitmire Rescue Squad were involved, and Michael and Chelsea Thomas provided a food sample booth with healthy alternative samples and recipes. Others involved included Newberry Memorial Hospital. Folks young and old were involved in the walk.

The recently founded Pearl of The Piedmont Artisan Guild Group has elected officers. The officers are Peggy Brickles, President; Rebecca Brandon, Treasurer; Laura Duckett, Secretary; Butch Starnes, second Vice President; and Jackie Seymore, Vice President. The guild was formed to bring Whitmire area crafters and artisans together.

The members of Cedar Grove AME Church have a celebration of 144 years of worship May 10. Church members past and present are asked to submit information, photos for this special day of recognition and honor. The contact person is Fannie Hopkins.

OK readers, it’s that time! Garabund the deadline fairy is threatening to drop a large bag of pollen dust on my laptop keyboard. That’s my cue to stop. Happy Easter to you and yours, and feel free to send me your news bits to news2cassie@yahoo.com.

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