Last updated: May 12. 2014 10:46AM - 291 Views
Cassie Fowler Contributing Columnist

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Hello everyone, lots of local news to share, but as always, Gottrocks the birthday fairy has his announcements to make, so let’s get with it.


Happy Birthday to Alice Wicker, Lucy Graham, Lonnie Champion, Jacqueline Riser, Chase Hood, Wallace Alexander, Kathy B. Rowe, Chck Guinn, Kim Jennings, Lacy Wicker, Kourtney Collins, Rodney Alexander, Micheal Miller, Angela Dianne Jeter, Brenda Blalock, Teresa H. Hunnicutt, Mike Rice and Joan Felker.

Get well soon

We send our feel good wishes to Lin Slayton. Hopefully he can visit his beloved destination and favorite hang out to meet and talk with folks at Roches’ Pharmacy soon.

Upcoming events

The FBC Missions Golf Tournament is May 24 at The Whitmire Golf Course. Contact persons are, Golf Association Member Jimmy Moss and FBC contact is Loraine Long at the Church Office-803-694-2173.

The first weekend in June is the date for the huge Multi-County Yard, co-sponsored by the Whitmire Economic Development Board. The sales starts at I-26 Clinton exit then through Whitmire, Carlisle, across the Tyger River into Chester then onto I-77-Charlotte exit.

Several counties are involved including Newberry, Union, Laurens, Chester, Fairfield. This sale is open to individuals, civic and church groups looking to raise extra monies from their merchandise being sold. The contact person is Maria McMurtry at mariamcmurtury@yahoo.com or call 803-537-6826 .

The Whitmire Jaycees have the dates set for the annual June Party In The Pines Festival on June 12, June 13 and June 14. The festival starts at 6 p.m. Thursday with Family Night. The Carnival opens and there will be Gospel Music on stage. Friday night includes music from The Mattie Phifer Band and a deejay between live music sets.

The carnival opens at 6 p.m. with music at 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. Saturday, Country Music artist Cody Webb will take the stage at 8 p.m. There will be plenty of food vendors, arts and crafts booths. To rent a space, contact The Whitmire Jaycees at whitmirejaycees@yahoo.com or leave comments or questions on their Facebook page.

The WHS Fabulous Fifties graduates have another decade reunion planned for September 2014. Some of the grads have Facebook pages. The contact persons will be mentioned in an upcoming edition of the column.

Don’t forget to vote. This year, primary elections will be held in June, with the main election in November. Newberry County is the home for the Newberry County Election Board to register or replace your lost Voters Registration card. Union and Laurens Counties have register locations as well.

The Whitmire Recreation Departments’ Summer Golf Program begins June 15 at the Whitmire Golf Course. This is free for youth and teens, and young adults. Members of the Whitmire Golf Association will be on hand with Recreation Coordinator Joey Dillard. Contact Joey at 803-694-0198 or send him an e-mail at whitmirerecreation@gmail.com.

OK readers it’s that time, Garabund the deadline fairy banging on my keyboards. I told him I am going to hear some soul and blues tonight in Chester at the second Thursday blues series. He said OK with that, and went on to say that my fingers will be blue if I don’t complete the column and close the laptop keyboard. Ouch! Until next week, send your news bits and photos to news2cassie@yahoo.com.

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