Last updated: April 21. 2014 10:59AM - 342 Views
Cassie Fowler Contributing Columnist

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Hello everyone. I hope you and yours had a happy Easter weekend.

Birthdays and anniversaries

Lots of local news and events on the way after we do our birthday and anniversary wishes. Happy birthday to Carlton Hall, Christina Mull, Troy Collins, Julia Tankersley Satcher, Deanna Wilbanks, Michelle Harmon, Randy Kitchens, Ronnie Bundrick, and Brookelyn Arrowood.

We send our happy anniversary wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Willie Earl Roller, Mr. and Mrs. Ken Reager (formerly Barbara Duckett), Mr. and Mrs. Allen Bullard (formerly Diane Silvers) and we send our congratulations to Renee and Justin Pressley on their recent wedding.

Get well soon

We send our best wishes and speedy recovery to Harry Felker, Alicia Taylor, Wallace Alexander,William “Lefty” Johnson, and Lin Slayton.

Mr. Slayton said in a recent phone conversation that he “sure missed driving to Roche’s Pharmacy in Whitmire to get his medicines, seeing and talking with John Roche Jr. and the friendly staff and all of his Whitmire friends.”


On a sad note, we send our sympathies and best wishes to the families of Linda Prather Knight, and former Whitmire resident Laurie Ann Bostic Myers.

People in the news

Congratulations to Kelcey Felks. Kelcey scored a total of 40 points in the recent Tournament of Roses AAU Basketball. Kelcey played on the eighth grade level and her team/district took first place. Kelsey, an eighth grader at Newberry Middle School, is the granddaughter of Emma Jeter of Whitmire.

Congratulations to Whitmire Community School’s baseball and girls softball team for having a great season so far.

Congratulations to Albert Robertson of Whitmire. Albert was voted Lexington District One’s Teacher of the Year.

Local events

The Whitmire Economic Development Board’s “Blooms For Mom” on May 10 at the Whitmire Community Center is coming up. The event starts at 10 a.m. and will feature Mary Kay makeovers, fresh flowers and plants for sale, arts and crafts offering nice gifts for mom. Contact board members on their Facebook page.

A big summer event is coming up on July 19. There will be a veterans parade and celebration on Main Street. The event will include a classic car show, music, crafts, and lots of family fun.

The Whitmire Jaycees held their annual Easter Egg Hunt at Heritage Park on April 13. The Jaycees have also announced the dates for the Party In The Pines Festival of June 12-14. The PIP Festival is a nightly festival, with carnival rides for kids, music and various foods. This year’s entertainment will be local, with Gospel Music on Thursday night, a deejay for dancing, The Mattie Phifer Band for blues, and the WCS Kids Got Talent. On Saturday night, Nashville recording artist Cody Webb, formerly of South Carolina, will be performing.

For vendor spaces and rental information, the Jaycees can be contacted on their Facebook page or e-mailed at whitmirejaycees@yahoo.com.

According to Whitmire Recreation Coordinator Joey Dillard, “This season is a big one for baseball and softball sign ups. We have a good number of youth who have singed up.”

The new volleyball court near the Legends Stadium and Whitmire Golf Course should be ready for play in a couple of months. For recreation information, contact Joey at Town Hall at 803-694-0198 or send an e-mail to whitmirerecreation@gmail.com.

Well readers, looks like we have a busy next few weeks. I just hope Gottrocks the birthday and good news fairy, along with Garabund the deadline fairy, will resolve the conflict between them and work together to bring the best in good news. Now, before the keyboards are slammed on my fingers, feel free to send your news bits to news2cassie@yahoo.com.

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