THE UNION COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE program has an important meeting coming up. The 2012 Wrap-Up & 2013 Kick-Off meeting will be held at Tabernacle Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at 6:30 p.m. It will be having a covered dish supper meeting, and Relay will provide meat, bread and drinks. Team captains need to RSVP the number of people that their team will have there by Aug. 31 to Beth Lancaster at her email address — email@example.com — or to her cell phone at 864-426-3438. This is to make sure that Beth has enough meat, bread and drinks and tables and chairs prepared. Anyone wanting to start a new team is encouraged to attend, and asked to RSVP to Beth as to the number of people they will have there.
THE UNION COUNTY BEEKEPERS ASSOCIATION meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Clemson Extension Office at 7 p.m. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, Sept. 4. We also welcome youth and adults who are interested in learning how to become beekeepers. Guest speaker for September will be Mel Wallace with the Lakelands Beekeepers. For questions, please contact Jim Stevens 426-4344 or Bart Woodard 429-1388.
UNION COUNTY COUNCIL will hold a public hearing at 5:15 p.m. in the Grand Jury Room at the Union County Courthouse to receive comments from the public on a proposed lease purchase agreement with Motorola to improve the communications coverage area in Union County as a result of narrow banding. The public is invited to attend and participate.
UNION COUNTY COUNCIL will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Grand Jury Room at the Union County Courthouse to consider third and final reading of an ordinance pertaining to a lease purchase agreement with Motorola, first reading of an ordinance for a fee agreement and special source credit for Belk, Inc., to consider a request from Voters Registration and Election Commission and other matters. The public is invited to attend.
THE CARLISLE FINISHING RETIREMENT GROUP will meet at 9 a.m. for breakfast at Midway BBQ. All retirees and former employees are invited. For more information call 466-5276.
THE BYRD AND ETTA SMITH IVEY REUNION will be held at Tabernacle Baptist Church at 1 p.m. Bring a well-filled basket and drinks. Plates and cups will be furnished.
THE UNION COUNTY FIRST STEPS PARTNERSHIP BOARD will hold its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Union County Schools District Office Annex located at 120 Lakeside Drive in Union. The public is invited to attend. Anyone wishing to attend that requires special assistance due to a disability is encouraged to contact Ms. Beth Fowler, Executive Director at (864) 429-1748 ext 306 prior to the start of the meeting.
TEENS MOMS FELLOWSHIP at will meet at 6 p.m. at the Chambertown Community Lighthouse, 413 S. Mountain St., Union. The topic will be “New Season.” For more information contact Barbara Byrd at (347) 525-1219.
THE JONESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1982 will have their 30th reunion from 6:30 p.m.-midnight at the home of Kay Faucette Fowler, 297 C Fowler Drive, Jonesville, off of Pea Ridge Highway. Classmates are asked to bring their own refreshments and lawn chairs. For more information contact Leslie Goings at 466-7759 or Kay Fowler at 466-7333.
THE OTTARAY COMMUNITY REUNION will be held at the Mon-Aetna Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. by Jeff Littlejohn from the Dairi-O with hot dogs and hamburgers just like last year. The meal will cost $7. There will also be homemade ice cream. We will need some ice cream churns and if you have one we could borrow let us know. We will also need volunteers to help with serving the meal. Several local musicians will provide the entertainment and if anyone would like to sign or play music, feel free to come up and perform. Please bring any pictures or information as we would like to take pictures of make copies. We will have several door prizes. We still need stories about Ottaray for our book. Please come and sit down with our historian and tell your story. Your name does not have to be used if you prefer it not. We would like this new book to start with the history of Ottaray up to present day happenings. Then have these stories and pictures. It has been suggested to have a memorial section at the end of the book to honor all servicemen who gave their lives in service to their country. So please come prepared with your information. For more information call Barbara Crisp at (864) 427-9281 or Ted Trantham at (864) 429-6585.
THE UNION COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY will meet at 3 p.m. in the meeting room of the Union County Museum. The speaker will be Trampas Alderman, park manager at Rose Hill State Historic Site. Ranger Alderman will discuss research and some of the finding at the park. The back door will be open for those wishing to avoid the stairs. For more information call 429-5081.
THE MASTER GARDENERS will meet at the Clemson Extension meeting room at 6 p.m. All members, former members and anyone that is interested in helping with the flower show please try to attend. It is very important.
THE WALLACE THOMSON HOSPITAL VOLUNTEERS will be sponsoring a Uniform Sale on Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 20 from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Wallace Thomson Hospital lobby. The Scrub Shop will be onsite to provide you with scrubs and shoes.
THE JONESVILLE TOWN FESTIVAL will be held from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. on Main Street in the Town of Jonesville. There will be a car and bike show; musical performances throughout the day; a petting zoo, pony rides and games for the children; clowns and face painting; and food and other vendors. There will also be a raffle of a rifle and other prizes. For more information about the festival contact Randy Spencer at 426-2219 or Sherry Smith at 426-6317 or Betsy Thompson at 674-6799.
THE SIMS HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1968 presents a trip to “Harrah’s Cherokee Casino,” Leaving from the old Walmart parking lot at 9:15 a.m. For further information call Betsy Thompson at 864-674-6799.
THE UNION COUNTY HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION is hosting its annual Biggest Buck Competition. A cash prize and trophy will be awarded to the winner. Early registration is Aug. 1- Aug. 31. In season registration is Sept. 1-Nov.30. Contact Catherine M. Childers at 301-2466 for more information.
“PAINTING WITH COFFEE” meets from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Union County Arts Council’s Gallery on Main Street in Union. Any artist working in any medium may attend this informal group of like-minded artists. Call UCAC at 864-429-2817 for more information.
THE UNION COUNTY RECREATION DEPARTMENT AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM is accepting registrations for ages 5-12 years. Students are picked up from Buffalo, Foster Park, Monarch, and Sims. Students receive homework guidance, healthy snack, activities in the gym, and field trips. Please 429-1670 or log on to www.unionscrec.com for more information
A VETERANS ADVOCATE is in Union every third Friday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the SCWorks Union office, 103 W. Main St., Union, to discuss eligibility for health care, pension, disability and more.
THE NEW EMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH has opened a free clothes closet in the back of the Municipal Building in Jonesville. Hours of operation will be Tuesday and Friday 9:30 a.m.-noon.
UNION COUNTY ACTION NETWORK ORGANIZATION (WATCHDOG GROUP) meets weekly on Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 103 Main St., Union. The public is invited.