Here and There – 9-24-15

Here and There – 9-24-15

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.

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.

Revival: Church on the Rock F.B.H., 98 Calhoun St., Johnston will have revival services Sunday, Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Damien Bryant; and Mon.- Fri. (Sept. 28-Oct. 2) at 7:30 p.m. with Pastor Roger Edwards, Monday – Wednesday; Pastor Lonnie Jones on Thursday; and Pastor Susan Wilson on Friday.

Free Workshops: Edgefield/SC Works Center, 400 Church St, Rm. 306, Tuesday, September 29, 10:00 AM Networkers Group Session – topic – “How to Work a Job Fair”; 11:00 AM “Resume Construction”; 1:30 PM “Job Search Navigation”; 3:00 PM “Resume Review”; Thursday, Oct. 1st, 2:00 PM “Let WorkKeys Work for You” For further info telephone 637-4029.

BBQ: Monetta Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual BBQ, Saturday, October 3, at the main station in Monetta. 10am to 2pm. We will be selling – BBQ chicken plates, BBQ pork plates, hash, ½ and whole chickens, and BBQ by the pound. Plates are $8.00 and walk ups are welcome. For more info, call the station at 803-685-7669.

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

15th Annual Blessing of the Animals: The Episcopal Church of the Ridge will host this event, Sunday, October 11, in the churchyard of Our Savior in Trenton (off Hwy 121 on Church St.) Bring your pet on a leash or in a carrier. Refreshments will be served to the congregation and their pets. The offering will be donated to our local food bank for help purchasing pet food. Please come, rain or shine, for a barking and meowning good time!

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.