Who, What, When & Where of Whitmire: Winter weather memories in Whitmire
Cassie J. Fowler Contributing Columnist
Hello everyone. Let It Snow and boy it did in Whitmire!
Conversation on Facebook from former Whitmire residents was the thing to engage in. Talk of sleds, soda signs, cardboard boxes, lunchroom trays were our generations’ snow toys.
Now in todays world the in thing for snow is ATV or four wheelers. That was the best way to get around The Whitty last week on our snow and ice coated main roads. Kids and adults were out wheelin’ in the snow on our main drags, as Roche’s Pharmacy staff and Thomas Grill & Grocery staffers provided some warm spots and needed supplies.
We say thank you to our dedicated Whitmire Volunteer Fire and Rescue members The dedicated members were out in their personal trucks, cruising slowly on the iced packed roads to check on residents and road mishaps.
Gottrocks The Birthday Fairy texted in our Happy Birthday Wishes, so lets get them done, then on to local news and events.
Happy Birthday to Bella King, Donna Kitchens, Glen Bumgarner, Claude Worthy, Robert Lake III, Gerald Moss, Kamie L. Eison, Kaylee Nobles, Wayne Reed, Loretta H. Willard, Evangelist Betty Jeter, Darlene Hunter, Karen Lake, Kingston Grteen, Cole Whitmire, and Rev. Shannon Long.
We send our speedy recovery wishes to Harry Felker, Jimmy Hollingsworth and William Worthy.
Ona sad note, we send our sympathies to the families of Mr. Marvin Quarles and Mr. Ralph Watkins. Rev. Quarles’ wife Rachael was a teacher at Whitmire middle and elementary schools, and Mr. Watkins was a former Newberry County superintendent.
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The Whitmire War Memorial Library held its open ouse last Momday, Feb. 10. Guests included County Friends Of The Library, County Library Administrator Sam Zaidy, Rep. Walt McLeod, former resident and lifelong local “Friends Of The Library” Member Randall Frye. Randall and his Mom:Eleanor had their art and enjoyed chatting with locals and Randall brought his camera along. Local artists Peggy Brickles and Judy Burnett had their Native American art on display.
The library now boasts a larger media/computer room for resume writing, research and job searches. The children’s wing has a new look, as well as new shelves and books in each section. A cozy sitting and reading area on the east end with wingback chairs, not far from the new check out desk, complete with security. A new classroom/training/meeting room, on the west end of the media room. The library also has access to E-Books and has wireless internet access.
Our library staff members “Miss Linder” Linda Bullard and Daniel McMurtury were smiling the entire time as folks Whtmire is so fortunate to have a public library, given our small population count. Be sure to say Thank You to our dedicated staff for their hard work. Folks had withdrawals during the library’s renovation closure. So good to see cars in the parking lot once again.
Whitmire Recreation Coordinator Joey Dillard has posted hours for Spring Sports Sign Up. This week, Monday-Thursday morning and afternoon sign ups in the Recreation Office, upstairs in Town Hall.
Joey can be reached at the departments’ e-mail: email@example.com or call him at 803-694-0198 (office) or 803-924-4057 (cell). The Facebook page will also have times and locations.
Do you enjoy motorcycling for a good cause? Would you like to join one of the most prestigious motorcycle clubs: The Red Knights?
Whitmire Volunteer Firefighter Clay Bodie is the first and only Red Knight member of the Newberry County/Whitmire area. Clay is hosting an informal meeting Feb. 22 at 3 p.m. at The Whitmire Fire Department. The meeting is for the purpose of giving information and gathering interest for starting a Whitmire chapter.
Clay can be reached on his Facebook Page, his e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 803-944-6035.
The Whitmire Economic Development Board has a “Clean Up The Town Day” Planned for March 22 at 9 a.m. Citizens and civic groups are encouraged to participate. The board members have also scheduled a Charity Auction for March 15.
Details on their Facebook Page or Contact Director Maria McMurtury on her Facebook page and/or her e-mail: email@example.com
Be sure to check various the Whitmire Facebook pages for updates on the boards and civic groups. The Town Of Whitmire has its official page and its official website:www.townofwhitmire.webs.com
Allrighty Readers, the snow is a meltin’ as I write this. Garabund The Deadline Fairy made it in with de-iced wings. Lets say heres to hoping you and your sweeties had a Happy Valentine’s Weekend. Until we meet here next week, feel free to send your news bits and photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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