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Club news: Lake Wylie Lions hear about child’s auditory stem implant

Grayson Clamp, left, with brother Ethan and mother Nicole at a River Hills/Lake Wylie Lions Club meeting at River Hills Country Club in Lake Wylie.
Grayson Clamp, left, with brother Ethan and mother Nicole at a River Hills/Lake Wylie Lions Club meeting at River Hills Country Club in Lake Wylie. Courtesy of Nick Rounds

Lions hear about child’s auditory stem implant

Grayson Clamp couldn’t hear a word anyone said. He was born without a cochlear nerve, preventing the brain stem from connecting to audio waves.

At age 3, Grayson became the first child in the U.S. to receive an auditory brain stem implant at University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill giving him a new lease on life, his father Len said during a River Hills/Lake Wylie Lions Club dinner meeting. The Lions are involved in programs for improving children’s hearing and hold sight screenings.

Grayson had to lie in a bed without moving for 14 days to stabilize the post operative cranial fluid leak, his father said.

Len and wife Nicole were Grayson’s foster parents who later adopted him. Knowing he had medical problems, the couple believe God wanted them to care for him.

Clover Woman’s Club meeting Nov. 12

The Clover Woman’s Club will meet at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Clubhouse, 234 Church St.

The program will be presented by Bill Wiley of the Forestry Fire Wise Program.

Spouses are encouraged to attend. After the meeting, the group will go to Courtney’s BBQ and Seafood restaurant.

Members are asked to bring monetary donations and nonperishable food items and paper products to donate to Clover Area Assistance Center. Items especially needed are canned fruits, boxed cereal and toilet paper.

The theme of the month is Gems in Jeans, and members are invited to wear jeans.

Scouting for Food Drive Nov. 14

The Palmetto Council of the Boy Scouts of America will hold the annual Scouting for Food Drive this month. On Nov. 14, Scouts will collect the donated food items and deliver them to partnering organizations.

The Scouts are asking members of the community to donate nonperishable food items. All items collected will be donated to local food banks, shelters and soup kitchens.

Collection sites and partnering groups include: Belair United Methodist Church, Clover Area Assistance Center, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen, Fort Mill Care Center, Lakeshore Food Pantry, Nelly’s Creek ARP Church, PATH of York, Pilgrims’ Inn, Project HOPE Rock Hill and St Vincent DePaul’s.

In 2014, local Scouts collected more than 40,000 pounds of food.

Historical group meeting at state park

York County Genealogical & Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Nov. 14 at Landsford Canal State Park, 2051 Park Drive, Catawba.

The Chester County park has a rare combination of historical and natural resources. Park Superintendent Al James and Ranger Don Oneppo will share the story of the creation of a canal in the 1820s to avoid the rocky shoals of the Catawba River. Also learn about the Rocky Shoals Spider Lily, which lives in the shoals. After the presentation, hike the trails.

Cost is $2 for park fee entrance.

DAR plans Veterans Day dinner

The Nations Ford Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will have a Veterans Day dinner 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 16.

Guest speaker is a national DAR Vietnam War veteran.

Call 704-605-0998 for information.

GOP group membership event Nov. 20

The Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women’s Club will hold a complimentary annual membership champagne tea 3-5 p.m. Nov. 20 at the home of Peggy Upchurch Long, 14 Sunrise Point Court.

Club officers for 2016-2017 will be installed. They are Long, president; Jamie Henrickson, vice president; Barbara Haba, second vice president; Gloria Hein, secretary; and Margarett Blackwell, treasurer.

S.C. Sen. Katrina Shealy (R-Lexington) will offer brief remarks.

Make reservations by Nov. 17 by calling 803-831-0689 or email

Members are asked to bring hors d’oeuvres for eight. Annual dues cost $25. Associate membership for men is $10.

Sign up for the 4-H/FFA Swine Project

The Clemson Extension Service in York, Lancaster and Chester counties seeks youth to participate in the 2015-2016 4-H/FFA Swine Project Show and Sale.

Ages 5-19 will obtain a feeder pig in January, raise it for three months and show the finished hog at the Annual Swine Show and Sale. Participants must be age 5 by Jan. 1 and register as a 4-H member or be a registered FFA member in the Clover or York FFA Chapters to participate.

The show and sale is March 26 at the Chester Livestock Exchange in Richburg.

The registration deadline is Dec. 7. Call 803-684-9919 for information.