Here and There – 9-17-15

Here and There – 9-17-15

Transportation Committee: Edgefield County Transportation Committee will meet Thursday, Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. in the County Council Chambers, 225 Jeter St., Edgefield.

After School Program: Women In Unity is accepting applications for their After School Program. Hours are 2-5:30 p.m. M-F for grades K-6 at a cost of $50 per month. For more info stop by 3 Pecan St., Edgefield or call 637-2010.

Benefit: Friends of Carolyn Eustace will be sponsoring a Benefit to help with medical expenses, Saturday, September 19, from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. at the Edgefield County Hospital.( $8 plates for chicken for potato salad, green beans and bread) Call Travis Haltiwanger at 803-295-6816 or Sharon Davis at 803-480-0218 to purchase tickets.

Anniversary: Mt. Calvary Baptist Church EBA Gospel Choir is having their Anniversary the 3rd Sunday September 20, @ 4:00 p.m. The public is invited. Rev. Lewis Burt is pastor.

Auxiliary Meeting: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 30 will have a meeting on Monday, September 21, 2015 – 3:00 p.m. at the Senior Citizen Council Building. Try to make arrangements so to attend.

Free Workshops:Edgefield/SC Works Center, 400 Church St, Rm. 306, Tuesday, September 22,10 AM Networkers Group Session – topic – “Advanced Mfg. Opportunities”; 11 AM “How to Work a Job Fair”; 1:30 PM “First Impressions”; 3 PM “One Minute Commercial”; Thursday, Sept. 24, 2 PM “Let WorkKeys Work for You”  For further information call 637-4029.

Concert: Johnston Pentecostal Holiness Church will have a concert featuring Hi Cotton Singers on Sunday, September 27, at 11 a.m. The public is cordially invited to attend.

Homecoming/Musical: North Greenville University’s Baptist Student Union Ensemble will perform at Mountain Creek Baptist Church (Kirksey Community off Hwy 25) Sunday, Sept. 27, at 11 a.m. for the church’s annual homecoming. Dinner on the grounds will follow. Join us in celebrating 217 years of worshipping God at Mountain Creek.

High School Diploma: Were you denied a High School Diploma because of the Exit Exam between 1990 and 2014?Act 155 eliminated the exit examination(BSAP/HSAP) as a requirement for receiving a high school diploma.

If you met all graduation requirements with the exception of the exit exam, you are eligible to petition for a high school diploma. To see if you qualify, please visit the Strom Thurmond High School website at: and click on the ACT 155 of 2014 Petition or email for more information. The district deadline to apply for a diploma through this program is December 1.

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: Edgefield County Hospital will be offering free PSA Screening tests in September to all men ages 50 and older(or ages 40-50 with family history of this cancer). Come to the hospital laboratory or Peach Tree Medical Center. Results will be sent to you and your physician.

CSRA Parkinson’s Walk: The 16th Walk for Parkinson’s Disease will be held October 10, at Wilson Family Y Track, Wheeler Road, Augusta, Ga. For more info call 803-593-6605 or donations may be made to 6100 Northside Dr., North Augusta, SC 29841

Youth Poet Laureate: A competition for Youth Poet Laureate of Edgefield is open to any junior or senior in high school or homeschool equivalent. Student must be a resident of Edgefield County, must be enrolled for the academic year 2015-16, must have a teacher’s recommendation, and must submit an application with 3 original poems. Guidelines can be found on the Edgefield County School District website, or through your English teacher. Deadline, September 25. Submit electronically to 

JOHNSTON FARMER’S & ARTIST’S MARKET Thursdays from 4 – 6 p.m. through November. Fruits and vegetables are offered along with fresh eggs, raw milk, baked goods, crocheted and knitted items, apothecary items, boiled peanuts, note cards and prints by local artist, quilts, and Lion’s Club brooms.  Raffle tickets may be purchased for a Yeti cooler from the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce.  New vendors are always welcome!  Contact Anne at 803-480-1093 or Donna at 803-275-0010 for more information.