Enquirer Herald

News in brief - October 2, 2008

Dad charged hitting son with bat

YORK -- Police arrested 70-year-old Sherman Moffet Moses of 6 Eighth St. on Friday after witnesses say he beat his adult son with a baseball bat, according to a York Police report.

According to witnesses and police reports, Moses' 40-year-old son Eddie Moses and 38-year-old daughter were arguing when Eddie Moses shoved his sister. Sherman Moses then struck his son in the back of the head with an aluminum baseball bat to break up the fight. Eddie Moses told police he was drunk and would leave the scene, according to the report. But Sherman Moses told police his son would return, and if he did, he would kill him, the report states.

Police arrested Sherman Moses and charged him with aggravated assault. Eddie Moses was treated for his head wound and charged with simple assault.

Community yard sale

YORK -- One man's trash is another man's treasure, and the first annual Farmer's Market Community Yard Sale is the place to find them. The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in downtown York on North Congress Street, across from the market lot. The sale is open to the public and the community is encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to clean out their attics, garages and closets.

Admission is free.

For more sale information, e-mail Signa Curry at signamarie@gmail.com or call Jim Dickerson at 684-4225.

Yorkville Players stage 'Aladdin'

YORK -- The Yorkville Players will perform "Aladdin" at 8 p.m. Oct. 10, 11, 17 and 18 and at 3 p.m. Oct. 12 and 19 at McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St., York.

In the show, Zorah, the mysterious stranger from the East, has an eye for Aladdin's old lamp. Aladdin discovers the magic of the lamp and his love for the princess.

Tickets cost $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger and are available at the door.

For details, call Jill Neff at (803) 372-2433 or visit www.yorkvilleplayers.com.

D.C. trip scheduled

The Greatest Generation Pilgrimage Association is taking 27 World War II veterans from York County to Washington, D.C., on Oct. 10 to visit the WWII Museum and other historical landmarks.

They will gather at 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 10 and depart for Washington at 10 p.m. All are invited to see the veterans off from the American Legion Frank Roach Post 34, 199 S. Cherry Road in Rock Hill. They will return around 2 p.m. on Oct. 12.

The 27 veterans represent all military branches of service, some participated in D-Day in southern France, D-Day Iwo Jima and D-Day Okinawa. The veterans ages' range from 82-94.

One of the veterans said the day is "a dream come true, but looking at the names on the walls of those who were killed in action will certainly bring tears to our eyes."

For more information, call Carroll Moore at 684-4360.

Candidate forum planned for Oct. 16

YORK -- The Greater York Chamber of Commerce will host the 2008 Western York County Candidate Forum from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct.16 at Cotton Belt Elementary School in York. The moderator will be chamber member James Bradford of Bradford & Bradford.

The forum will include candidates running for office in State House District 49, State House District 29, and District 3 York County Council. Following a brief opening statement, candidates will answer questions from chamber members and from the audience. Each session will last 40 minutes.

Candidates for District 49 are Democrat John King and Republican Marvin Rogers, both of Rock Hill.

Candidates District 29 are Democratic incumbent Dennis Moss of Gaffney and Republican Danny Stacy.

York County Council candidates are Republican incumbent Joe Cox of Sharon and Democrat Eddie Lee of York.

E-mail candidate questions to the chamber at info@greateryorkchamber.com.

CROP Walks

The 31st annual York County CROP Walk will be Oct. 26 at the Dinkins Student Center at Winthrop University. Registration and entertainment will begin at 2 p.m. and the walk begins at 3 p.m. Admission to the walk is one canned food item.

A CROP Walk for western York County will be Oct. 19 at Trinity United Methodist Church on East Liberty Street, York. Registration begins at 2 p.m and the walk begins at 3 p.m.

For details, call 327-5640 or e-mail Narcie Jeter at winthropwesley@gmail.com.

Artists sought

The Myers Art and Friends Art Fair is seeking artists to participate in its second annual art fair Nov. 28 and 29 at the Hickory Grove Methodist Church recreation building in Hickory Grove. Open categories include drawing, glass, photography, fiber, paintings, wood, sculpture, baskets and metal. For details, call John Myers at (803) 925-2274.

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.

Washington lecture

YORK -- A free lecture, "George Washington: A Leader of Character," will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St., York. Ann Bay, director of education for George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, will speak.

For details or reservations, call 684-3948, ext. 27.