Nuclear station to test sirens
LAKE WYLIE-- Catawba Nuclear Station will test sirens at about 11:50 a.m. Wednesday.
No public action is required during this three-minute test. By testing the sirens, state and county officials and Duke Energy ensure the sirens are operating properly. This full-cycle siren test is performed once each quarter. County emergency officials are responsible for sounding the sirens.
Hearing a siren does not mean to evacuate. The siren sounding is a signal for residents to tune to a radio or TV station in their area that would carry an emergency alerting message. County officials would use these stations to provide information to the public.
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For more information, visit duke-energy.com.
Tega Cay Lions mark 35 years
TEGA CAY -- Tega Cay Lions Club will celebrate its 35th anniversary and is trying to find former members. The club will hold a dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Phil Glennon Community Center, One Malokai Drive. Dinner is open to all former members and residents who would like to attend.
Moira Quinn, senior vice president of communications and chief operating officer for Charlotte Center City Partners, is keynote speaker. Former members will be recognized, and the Melvin Jones Fellowship will be awarded. Quinn worked at WBTV and WBT radio in front of the camera and microphone, as well as in management. During the 1980s, she hosted and co-produced "PM Magazine" with Bob Lacey. She has two sons, 20-year old David and 25-year old Devin, who lives at Lake Wylie.
Tega Mayor Bob Runde and City Council have proclaimed April 12 as Tega Cay Lions Week. Dinner costs $20 per person. Reservations required. Call 803-548-3539.
• The Tega Cay Lions Club is taking pre-order sales for Vidalia onions. A 10-lb. bag costs $11. Orders will be delivered the end of April or first of May. Deadline for ordering is May 11. Call 803-548-3539 or 803-548-5523.
Auten finishes 15th in Dixie Duel
Tommy Biffle outfished the Bassmaster Elite Series competition on Lake Wheeler by more than 4 pounds this weekend, but that didn't stop Lake Wylie anglers from reeling in a strong catch.
Todd Auten bested the three locals by finishing 15th in the Evan Williams Bourbon Dixie Duel. Auten caught 15 fish weighing 38 pounds, 9 ounces in three days. Jason Quinn finished 29th with 15 fish weighing 35 pounds, 9 ounces in three days. Britt Myers, who fished out 10 fish weighing 16 pounds, 15 ounces in two days, finished 89th.
The Elite Series anglers head to Smith Mountain Lake in Moneta, Va., April 23-26 for the Blue Bridge Brawl.
For more information about the series, visit bassmaster.com.
York libraries closed April 16
All York County Libraries will be closed April 16 for staff training. Normal operating hours will resume on April 17.
Walk-To-Cure Diabetes April 18
LAKE WYLIE -- The River Hills Lions Club will be participating in the 2009 Walk-to-Cure Diabetes April 18 and will be walking in honor of two local students who have diabetes -- Ashley Pettus and Matthew Kuehler.
The group also will walk in memory of Matthew's 12-year-old cousin, Max Corrada, who died last month from complications of diabetes.
Donations may be sent to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, P.O. Box 5016, Lake Wylie, SC 29710 or visit JDRF.org (go to the NC Walk, donate to a Walker, "River Hills Lions/Lions Strutters").
More than 85 percent of JDRF expenditures go directly to research and education. To join the walk, call 803-831-8227 or riverhillslions.org.
Food drive continues
LAKE WYLIE -- Anytime Fitness 131 Evergreen Road, Lake Wylie, is holding a food drive through April 19 to benefit Clover Area Assistance Center. Also, Anytime Fitness is purchasing $1,000 of non-perishable and househould items for the center. Donations may be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 803-831-1234.
Cancer benefit for Medler April 26
TEGA CAY -- McHale's in Tega Cay, 1820 Gold Hill Road, will host a cancer benefit for Jane Medler from 1 to 6 p.m. April 26.
Several styles of music will be performed, including rock, rap, country, pop and contemporary blues. Children eat free. Activities include raffles, face painting, pinatas and games. Cost is $10 at the door, with proceeds going to Medler. For more information, call 704-858-4359 or 803-242-3180.
Poker run date changed to June 6
LAKE WYLIE -- Phil Huffman of Lake Wylie, owner of Dilworth Coffee House, is looking for donors and sponsors to help with prizes and giveaways, entertainment and food for the second annual Coffee House Poker Run for "I'm a Kool Kid" Foundation to be held June 6.
The 150-mile ride will start and end in Lake Wylie after riding through the North Carolina mountains.
To find out more, call 803-371-8545.