All York County Republican precincts will meet 10 a.m., Saturday March 21, at the Laurel Creek Club, Magnolia Room, on India Hook Road in Rock Hill to reorganize for the next election cycle. This will take the place of the way the party has met in the past - at each of the precinct voting places.
South Carolina law requires all political parties to reorganize precincts every two years. Any registered voter in the county is eligible to attend and vote at the meeting. Voters who attend this meeting on March 21, have the opportunity to be elected to represent their precinct at the York County Republican Convention which meets 10 a.m., Saturday April 18, at the Baxter Hood Center on the York Tech campus in Rock Hill.
SCDOT wants input
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The South Carolina Department of Transportation is asking for public comments related to road resurfacing, Interstate maintenance, safety/pavement markings, bridge replacement and rural mass transit projects that could be funded through the federal economic stimulus plan. The projects - for which a list is available at www.scdot.org/inside/public_comment.shtml - are targeted for construction to begin within 120 days of approval of federal funding.
Comments will be accepted through Thursday, March 26, and should be sent to: Mr. Ron Patton, Director of Planning and Environmental at SCDOT, 955 Park St., P.O. Box 191, Columbia SC 29202, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about the projects is also available at the Catawba Regional Council of Governments at 215 Hampton St. in Rock Hill.
Spanish language computer classes
CLOVER -- Computer classes for Spanish speakers will be available at the Clover Public Library at 107 Knox St., throughout the month of March.
The classes are funded through an American Dream grant awarded to the York County Library system through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and the American Library Association. The grant must be used to provide free library literacy programs and services to non-English speaking populations. Class sizes will be limited to 12, and registration is required. Call 222-3474 to register.
An E-mail class will be held from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 26; registration for that class began March 9. All classes are free of charge.
A complete schedule of classes is available at www.yclibrary.org.
Memorial balloon release
YORK -- Friends and relatives of Donnie Eugene "D.J." Kimble will gather at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 29 at First Weslyan Church of York at 1830 York Hwy., for a memorial and balloon release for the York teen killed by a gunshot in a Rock Hill apartment around midnight Wednesday, Feb. 11.
Rock Hill Police are still investigating the shooting.
The York Public Library is offering the following events throughout the month of March - Family Story Time for children of all ages 5:45 p.m. every Tuesday; Preschool Story Time for 3-5-year-olds and their caregivers 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday; Toddler Time with stories, songs and activities for children 24-35 months old at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Martch 26; Legal Issues Clinic, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 26; and Butterfly Gardening: Part One, 10 - 11 a.m., Saturday, March 28. For more information or to register for any events call 684-3751.
The Clover Public Library is hosting the following events in March - Preschool Story Time for 3 - 5 year olds, 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays; Teen Karaoke Lounge, 4 - 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 24; and E-mail for Spanish Speakers, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 26. For more information or to register for any of the Clover events call 222-3474.
Day on the farm
McCONNELLS -- Visit the newborn lambs and heritage breed animals at Children's Day on the Farm, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Historic Brattonsville.
CLOVER -- The Clover High School Class of 1976 is planning a reunion on March 21 at Spring Lake Country Club in York. Contact Dan Robinson at email@example.com or 695-9559 for more details and to provide contact information.
York Place fundraiser
YORK -- Building Bridges for Children is a fundraiser hosted by York Place to raise money to benefit the emotionally troubled children served by the residential treatment center operated by the Episcopal Church.
The bridge/game benefit will take place 1 - 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 26 at York Place's Smith Dining Hall, located at 234 Kings Mountain St. in York. Tickets for the event are $100 per table, or $25 for individual players. The benefit will offer prizes, desserts, coffee and cold drinks for players. To reserve a ticket contact Joyce Sanders at 684-4011 ext. 1009, or 684-0539. A silent auction is also planned for the event. Tickets for the benefit are tax deductible.
The Arbor Day Foundation is offering 10 free dogwood trees to anyone who joins during the month of March.
The seedlings, all six to twelve inches tall, will be shipped between March 1 and May 31, during the dogwoods' prime planting season. The Arbor Day Foundation gaurantees the trees will grow, or it will replace them free of charge. Planting and care instructions are included with the trees.
To become a member of the Foundation and receive the trees, send a $10 contribution to: TEN FREE DOGWOOD TREES, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, by March 31, or join online at www.arborday.org. The membership also comes with a subscription to the Foundation's bi-monthly publication Arbor Day, and a copy of The Tree Book.
Miss S.C. casting call
The Miss South Carolina Organization is seeking talented singers for this summer's productions of The Miss South Carolina Teen and The Miss South Carolina Competitions. Interested applicants should submit either a DVD video copy OR a CD audio copy of themselves singing in order to be considered for this year's cast.
Ages 16 through adult are welcomed and encouraged to audition submission of discs. Rehearsals dates will be June 3-5 in Spartanburg. Applicants must also be available the entire week of June 28 through July 4, 2009 for rehearsals and evening performances. Please mail submissions to: Miss SC Casting Call, P.O. Box 420, Liberty, SC 29657.
All submissions must be received by March 27, 2009. Cast selections will be announced by May 1. For more information visit www.misssouthcarolina.com.
Get creative with CCT
CLOVER -- Need some applause? Looking for a creative outlet?
Clover Community Theatre is looking for actors, stage crew members, volunteers and sponsors.
CCT was unofficially formed in 1996 by a small group dedicated to bringing live theater to the Clover area. A volunteer board of directors was established with the official formation of CCT in February 1997.
For more information about becoming involved in the theater, call 704-351-2300 or 704-607-0673.