Steele Creek residents' meeting Thursday
STEELE CREEK -- The 2009 Steele Creek Residents Association annual meeting begins at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at Southwest Middle School, 13624 Steele Creek Road. Featured speaker will be Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe.
The meeting theme is "Our Children Deserve a Safe and Healthy Steele Creek Community." Speakers from Carolinas Medical Center, Steele Creek YMCA, and other local organization will talk about health and activities for children and families.
For more information, visit steelecreekresidents.org.
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Drought group to meet Thursday
COLUMBIA -- The South Carolina Drought Response Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Feb. 19 in Columbia. The committee last met on Oct. 28. Call 803-734-9568 for information.
Nonprofits have until Friday to apply for grant
ROCK HILL -- The York County Community Foundation is accepting applications postmarked by Feb. 20 for its 2009 competitive grant program. Priority will be given to requests for projects and programs that address a community or environmental need within York County. Grant awards will not exceed $1,500. Projects with multiple funding sources are preferred.
Applicants must be nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations serving York County citizens. Grants do not cover capital campaigns, book publication, conferences, endowment funds or money for operating budgets beyond the seed level.
Grant applications can be downloaded at yorkcounty-cf.org. For more information, call 704-973-4559.
Hair cuts to help cancer society
TEGA CAY -- Sport Clips in Tega Cay will hold a cut-a-thon from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at S.C. 160 and Stonecrest ?Boulevard to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life to be held June 12-13. Sport Clips will donated $2 from every haircut. For more information, call 803-329-7974.
Marine group to meet Monday
STEELE CREEK -- The Lake Wylie Marine Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Red Fez Club, 16600 Red Fez Club Road, on Lake Wylie.
For more information, visit lakewyliemarinecommission.com.
Republicans to meet Feb. 27
LAKE WYLIE -- The Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women lunch meeting will be held Feb. 27at River Hills Country Club.
Featured speaker will be Assistant Deputy Solicitor Ouida Dest and Juvenile Arbitration Coordinator Anna Melvin of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Solicitor's Office, York and Union counties, discussing juvenile arbitration program targeting first-time offenders who have committed non-violent crimes.
An 11:30 a.m. social will be followed by lunch at noon and speakers at 12:30 p.m. Both men and women are invited to attend. Cost: $15. Make reservations by calling 803-831-0550 or 803-831-0689.
Citywide Watch meeting March 4
TEGA CAY -- The next citywide Neighborhood Watch meeting in Tega Cay will be held at 7 p.m. March 4 at the Phil Glennon Center. For more information, e-mail BBIRCH2820@comporium.net.
'Turkey Talk' set for March 6
LAKE WYLIE--Bethel Baptist Church, 6031 Charlotte Hwy., York, hosts "Turkey Talk" at 6:30 p.m. March 6. Cost is $8, which includes a chicken supper.
Author, writer and expert turkey hunter Bill Privette will conduct the hunting seminar on topics like woodsmanship, calling, turkey behavior and ethics. With more than 35 years experience, Privette has written and edited for periodicals such as Outdoor Life, Turkey Hunter, Wildlife in North Carolina, Michigan Out of Doors and others. He is the author of three turkey hunting books and is a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation. Privette makes his own calls and does his own taxidermy, and is an entertaining public speaker who has travelled the country signing books and "talking turkey."
Sponsors for the event also are wanted. For tickets and more information, call 803-322-1935 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Breast Cancer Support Group to meet
LAKE WYLIE -- The Lake Wylie Breast Cancer Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. March 9 at River Hills Community Church.
Guest speaker Jane Gilfillan will talk about the importance of self-detection, faith and joining in the Relay for Life. Gilfillan is a teacher in the York school system, and in January, she and several of her students made a bus trip to the presidential inauguration. This is one of several inaugurations she and her students have attended, and she will share some interesting stories.
For more information, call 803-831-0286 or 803-831-2700.
Feral felines need homes
LAKE WYLIE -- The Friends of Feral Felines in Lake Wylie is looking for new, permanent homes for cats from Lake Wylie colonies threatened by development.
While some are feral (unable to be picked up or held), some are social. They are great mice or rodent catchers and could be helpful on a farm. We can even provide outdoor shelters.
Anyone interested in adopting a cat may call 803-831-0555 or 803-831-6597. To keep track of the feral cats and see what's going on, check out the blog at http://feralcatsattbones.blogspot.com. To learn more about feral felines, visit friendsofferalfelines.org or alleycat.org.
10,8360 lbs. of trash collected
COLUMBIA -- York County's Adopt-A-Highway volunteers last year made a major impact in the beautification of their communities by removing 10,8360 pounds of trash from adopted roadsides.
The S.C. Department of Transportation recently reported 2,409 volunteers in York County picked up litter from along 230 miles of highway in 2008.
Statewide, 27,000-plus Adopt-A-Highway volunteers picked up 1.5 million pounds of trash and litter from almost 6,000 miles of adopted highways.
"We thank each and every volunteer for their concern and hard work," said Secretary of Transportation H. B Limehouse Jr.
All of the state's 46 counties participate in the program, which began as a pilot project in Beaufort County in 1987 and went statewide in 1988.
To find out more about Adopt-A-Highway in York County, call 803-628-3181.