Community Calendar - April 16, 2014

Driver Safety Class
AARP Senior Driver Safety will hold classes on Thursday, April 17, and Thursday, July 17, at Generations Unlimited (10913 Ellenton St., Barnwell). Class will begin at 9 a.m. and run until 3:30 p.m. You may bring lunch or purchase it for a nominal fee from Generations Unlimited.
The cost for class materials is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members, cash or check (payable to AARP). Completion of this class may result in a discount on the participant's automobile insurance.
Contact Betsy Harvey at (803) 259-4599 to register for either class.

Teen Girls Workshop
The Tri-County Ladies of Excellence will hold their annual "It's All About Me" Teen Girls Workshop on Saturday, April 19, at Guinyard-Butler Middle School. Girls ages 8-18 will attend sessions about a variety of topics, including beauty, skin care, self-esteem, faith, nutrition, fitness/Zumba, and bullying.
Registration deadline is April 9. The registration fee is $25 per person. Participants will receive lunch, tote bag, T-shirt and other goodies.
For more information, contact Deloris Charlton at (803) 300-0605 or dbrcharlton@yahoo.com or Nikki Payne at (803) 300-1511 or hierspayne76@gmail.com.

Easter Egg Hunts
Allendale: New Life House of Love's annual Easter in the Park event will be held at Morris Holmes Park in Allendale April 19 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Activities include: face painting, egg hunt, games, raffles, etc. It is all free. There will also be free refreshments.
For more information or to make a donation, contact Sis. Patricia Buckner at (803) 584-5960.
Blackville: The Together Sisters are sponsoring their annual community Easter egg hunt will be held Saturday, April 19, at 3 p.m. at Maloney Field in Blackville. There will be lots of eggs, refreshments and prizes to give away. It is free.
Williston: The Town of Williston Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Williston Town Park on Saturday, April 19, at 1 p.m. Age groups will be: 3 and under, 4-6 and 7-10.
For more information, contact Shannon Mundy at (803) 300-1912.

Get Out the Vote Rally
The Allendale County Democratic Party will host a "Get Out the Vote" Rally and BBQ featuring U.S. Congressman James "Jim" Clyburn on Saturday, April 19, at the Allendale Community Center (217 Flat Street, Allendale) from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Rally features free BBQ, Allendale-Fairfax High School Band and JROTC, voter registration, door prizes and more.
All citizens of Allendale County and the U. S. 6th Congressional District of South Carolina are invited.

South Fork River Clean-up
Sunday, April 27 2 p.m. and Saturday May 10, 9:30 a.m. at Bobcat Landing on US 301 (north of Bamberg). Volunteers needed to clear a navigable path for paddlers. Jon boats are needed to carry volunteers and as a working platform. For additional information, call: The Chamber at (803) 245-4427 or Jerry Bell at (803) 300-1972 or email info@bambergcountychamber.org. Sponsored by the Bamberg County Chamber of Commerce.

Drug Take Back
The Barnwell County Sheriff's Office is hosting a drug take back event Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Residents are welcome to drop off of any unwanted or expired pills, which will then be properly disposed of. Syringes and liquid medicines are not accepted.

Gospel Fest
The Denmark Alumni Chapter of Voorhees College and High School presents the 2nd annual Gospel Fest Saturday, April 26, at 3 p.m. at Massachusetts Hall (Voorhees College). Admission is a $5 donation.
Anyone interested in participating should contact Sis. Lassie Tobin at (803) 284-2890, Sis. Wanda Johnson Jones at (803) 240-3095, or Sis. Eartha Hammond at (803) 259-6859.

‘Annie' Play
Circle Theatre's production of Annie will be May 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 7 p.m. with matinees May 3, 4, 10 and 11 at 3 p.m. The play is sponsored by USC Salkehatchie.
Before the May 3 performance, The Animal Advocates are sponsoring a dinner fundraiser in the Barnwell Presbyterian Church fellowship hall from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Pick of the Litter, Barnwell Veterinary Clinic, and Evelyn's Jewelry & Gifts.
Make reservations by calling the theatre at (803) 259-7046 and leaving a message or going to Evelyn's in downtown Barnwell.

Walterboro Rodeo
The Walterboro Pro Rodeo 25th anniversary spectacular will be held May 2 and 3 at the Double D Arena in Walterboro. Some of the country's top cowboys and cowgirls will be here to help us celebrate and compete for points to qualify for the IPRA finals in Oklahoma City, Ok. It's presented by Palmetto Rural and Bojangle's.
Gates open at 6 p.m. with the rodeo starting at 8. There will be great food and entertainment for the children. With every adults paid admission, they may bring two children under the age of 10 free of charge.
Admission is $18 in advance and $20 at the gate.
This is a non-alcoholic family friendly event so bring the kids for a clean, fun filled night.
For more information, contact Tommie Derry at (843) 893-2001, (843) 909-4849 or cowboytmd@yahoo.com. Visit their website at walterboroprorodeo.com.

Vendor Fair/Yard Sale
Sell or search for treasures at the Barnwell County MOPS vendor fair and multi-family yard sale on Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gail Reyes Senior Center in Barnwell. Food and family activities will be available.
Reserve a vendor spot for only $25 by April 19. It goes up to $40 after that. Yard sale spots are $10.
To request a vendor form, call MOPS coordinator Amie Sanders at (803) 259-1167.

Book Signing
The Allendale County Democratic Party will host a Book Signing and Reception in honor of U.S. Congressman James "Jim" Clyburn on Thursday, May 15, at the Allendale County Library (297 North Main Street, Allendale) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Clyburn's book "Blessed Experiences" is a compelling memoir of a civil rights leader's journey from the Jim Crow Era South to the Washington, D.C. Beltway.
For more information, contact Willa Marian Jennings, ACDP Chairperson, at (803) 584-2998, (803) 686-0042 or jenn1759@bellsouth.net.

Blackville Music/Art Festival
The Blackville Music & Art Festival Committee presents its 3rd Annual Music & Art Festival on May 16-17 starting at 4 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday. They hope to make the event bigger and better and invite vendors, performers and others to take part.
For information on how to be a vendor, performer, display your art, car and bike show, parade, barbeque cook-off, donations, and to be a sponsor email us at blackvillemusicandartfestival@gmail.com or visit our webpage bmafestival.com.

Family Fishing Clinic
The Department of Natural Resources will hold a Family Fishing Clinic Saturday, May 17 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The clinic is designed to introduce families to the basics of fishing. Come learn how to tie fishing knots, rig rods, cast fish and more. Pre-registration is required and the class is limited to 25 participants ages 4 and up.
Call (803) 737-8483. Email aquaticed@dnr.sc.gov or visit www.dnr.sc.gov/aquaticed to register. The clinic is free. All equipment is provided.

Monthly Bingo
UniHealth Post Acute Care of Barnwell (31 Wren St.) hosts a monthly community Bingo game the fourth Wednesday of every month at 2 p.m.
There will be lots of prizes and light refreshments.
For more information, call Shannon Miller at (803) 300-1045.

Rivers Bridge Tour
The Rivers Bridge State Historic Site (near Ehrhardt) offers guided tours of the battlefield the first Saturday of each month at 2 p.m. Visitors are to meet at the park community building for demonstrations of Civil War equipment and stories.
Park admission is free, but the tour costs $5 for adults and $3 for students (ages 6-16).
For more information, visit www.southcarolinaparks.com or call (803) 267-3675.

FUNDRAISERS

Plant Sale
The FFA Plant Sale at Barnwell County Career Center is underway. Veggies, annuals, perennials and beautiful hanging baskets grown by the agriculture students will be sold Monday thru Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the school. Proceeds will be used for future projects of the FFA and student leadership opportunities.
Contact Mindy Sandifer at 259-5512 to schedule a greenhouse visit outside of the hours listed.

Hotdog Plates
UniHealth Post Acute Care of Barnwell (formerly Barnwell Nursing Home) will sell hotdog plates April 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to benefit Camp Cocoon, a grief camp for children who have lost a loved one. They are located at 31 Wren Street in Barnwell.
Tickets are $5 and include two hotdogs, baked beans, chips and a drink.
Call (803) 259-5547 to reserve tickets or stop by the day of the event to purchase to go plates.

Chamber Golf Tournament
The Barnwell County Chamber of Commerce Benefit Golf Tournament will be held Friday, April 25, at Sweetwater Country Club in Barnwell. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with a Shotgun start at 10 a.m. The format is 4-person Captain's Choice and cost is $200 per team. Many prizes will be awarded, including Hole-in-One, Closest to the Pin, and Longest Drive.
Hole sponsorships also are available for $100. Join the Chamber for a day of fun and networking.
Please call Sweetwater Country Club at (803) 259-5004 or the Chamber of Commerce office at (803) 259-7446 to register or for more information.

Relay for Life
Cancer survivors are invited to Relay for Life of Barnwell County as honorary guests on April 25 for opening ceremonies at 7 p.m. (registration begins at 6 p.m) at Barnwell Veterans Park.
When the sun goes down, hundreds of luminaria light the way under the stars to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember our loved ones who have lost the battle, and honor those who have fought back against the disease and won. This ceremony of light starts at 10 p.m. and symbolizes the hope and perseverance with which we all continue to fight. Buy luminaries at www.relayforlife.org/barnwellsc.
For more information, contact Marnie Wall at marnie.walls@cancer.org.

FFA Rodeo Pageant
The Miss BCCC FFA Rodeo Pageant will be held April 26 at 6 p.m. at Barnwell Primary School to benefit autism research.

Cooter-Fest Fish Fry
The Allendale County Democratic Party will sponsor a Cooter-Fest Kick-off Fish Fry on Thursday, May 1, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Allendale Community Center (downtown Flat Street, Allendale, across from SRP Federal Credit Union).
Meals are $8 and include golden fried fish, Carolina baked beans, cole slaw, slice of homemade cake, drink and bread. Dine in or take-out (Tickets must be purchased in advance for all dinners.)
Tickets are available March 8-April 30 from any Member of the Allendale County Democratic Party.
For more information, contact ACDP Chairperson Willa M. Jennings at (803) 584-2998 or (803) 686-0042.

Chicken Dinner
Boy Scout Troop 392's High Adventure Crew will hold a chicken dinner fundraiser Sunday, May 4, from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Barnwell United Methodist Church fellowship hall. You can eat in or take out for $6/plate. Dinners include chicken leg quarter, baked beans, slaw, roll and tea, though desserts will be available for donation.
This fundraiser will assist the youth crew members on a Boy Scout High Adventure hiking trip to Philmont this summer in New Mexico.
For tickets, contact scout members or call (803) 300-2083.

Pro-Rodeo
The Barnwell County Career Center FFA Pro-Rodeo will be May 9-10 at 8 p.m. at (703 Red Oak Road, approximately two miles from Walmart. It includes bull riding, barrel racing, and team roping events, plus a mechanical bull to try your hand at.
Adult admission is $12, $10 for students, and kids 6 and under are free. Proceeds to benefit agricultural leadership opportunities for Barnwell County's youth!

Watermelon Festival Pageant
The 72nd Hampton County "Natural" Watermelon Festival Pageant will be held on May 17 at the Varnville Recreation Center (361 Pine Street, Varnville). Deadline is May 10.
Boys: 0-2, 3-5, 6-9. Girls: 0-11, 12-23, 2yr, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20&up (single/married). Cost is $50 (beauty and melon wear).
For more information, contact Melissa Bonnette at (803) 259-1317 or Jeanette Knight at (803) 671-3570. Email: whowantsthecrown@yahoo.com.

Jailbreak 5K Run/Walk
The Lexington County Sheriff's Foundation invites you to join us for a morning of fun and competition at the 8th Annual Jailbreak 5K Run & Walk on Saturday, May 24, at the Lexington County Sheriff's Department (521 Gibson Rd., Lexington). Packet pick up and late registration begins at 6:15 a.m. with the race starting at 8 a.m.
The entry fee is $25 prior to race day or $30 on race day. It benefits the foundation which purchases equipment, materials, training, and supplies for the department when not otherwise provided for in the department's annual budget. The foundation is a 501(c) 3 organization.
For more information or directions, call (803) 785-8230. Register online at www.strictlyrunning.com.

Salk Golf Tournament
The USC Salkehatchie Athletic Scholarship Golf Tournament will be Friday, May 30, at 9 a.m. at Sweetwater Country Club in Barnwell. It will be a four-man captain's choice style and costs $50 per player. There will also be food, beverages, goodie bags and a silent auction.
For more information, contact Marian Easterlin at (803) 584-3446, ext. 148.

EDUCATION

Lions Club Scholarship
The Barnwell Lions Club will be recognizing selected Barnwell County graduating seniors who will be furthering their education through colleges or technical schools this year. The value of the scholarships will range from $250 to $1000. The recipients will be chosen by the Barnwell Lions Club Scholarship Committee based on need, grades, community service and extracurricular activities.
Those Barnwell County graduating seniors desiring to apply may pick up an application from their high school guidance counselor, or may call the following Lions for information: T.O. Sanders at 259-3469 or Dan Packer at 259-3912.
Deadline for applying is May 1.

Belcher Scholarship
The Barnwell County Arts Council is seeking applicants for the 2014 Jean Orr Belcher Fine Arts Scholarship Award. The $500, non-renewable scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving, graduating Barnwell County senior whose talents and interests have encouraged him/her to seek advanced studies in an artistic field. Applicants must plan to attend an institution of higher learning. Applications will be judged on the basis of assessment with no regard to race, color, disability, sex, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin.
Deadline for applications in Monday, May 5.
To request an application, contact the BCAC at bcac@barnwellarts.com or (803) 300-7915.

Hartzog Scholarship
The Greater Savannah River Community Foundation is taking applications for either a $500 or $1,000 scholarship per semester to a technical school or accredited four-year university. The Frank and Lucy Hartzog Educational Scholarship is specifically for students from the Hilda area. The student or their parents, grandparents or great-grandparents must have lived in the Hilda area for at least five years.
Applications will be taken until May 10.
For applications and additional information, contact Rick Carter, executive director, at (803) 824-9262 or GSRCFrick@gmail.com.

DAYCO Scholarship
An employee or a dependent of an employee of DAYCO Products, Inc. employed by a branch of the company located in South Carolina for at least four calendar years will be eligible to receive the DAYCO Scholarship, if they meet all initial and general eligibility criteria. Refer to the scholarship guidelines at www.che.sc.gov. Students must submit all required documentation (DAYCO Scholarship Application, an official high school transcript, FAFSA Release Form and letter(s) of recommendation from leadership of community organizations) in one packet to the SC Commission on Higher Education. The application and FAFSA Release form can be found at www.che.sc.gov.
Application deadline is July 14. All application materials must be in receipt of the Commission office by 5 p.m. of the deadline close.

Barnwell Primary Registration
Four and five-year-old registration for the 2014-15 school year at Barnwell Primary School will be held every Wednesday and Thursday through May 1 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Students must be 4 or 5 years old on or before Sept 1, 2014 to enter school in August 2014.
Parents should bring the following to register their children: SC Shot Record, Certified Birth Certificate, Child's Social Security Card, Two Current Dated Proofs (must provide current dated power bill at time of registration and one other proof of residence in parent's name & address). There is a $15 material fee due at registration.
For questions, call the school at (803) 541-1322.

Barnwell Academy Registration
Barnwell Academy is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year for Preschool-6th grade. Application fees will be waived for all those who apply before May 1. Barnwell Academy is a faith-based, SCISA accredited Christian school now located on Ellenton Street.
Please call (803) 259-4465 or visit www.barnwellacademy.org for more information or to get an application.

Jefferson Davis Academy
Jefferson Davis Academy is now accepting applications for 2014-145 school year. Grade levels for enrollment are 3K - 12th grades. They also offer an afterschool care program from 2 to 6 p.m. for a very nominal fee.
For more information, please contact the Heads of School at (803) 284-2476.

Winfield Heights Kindergarten
Winfield Heights Christian Kindergarten is enrolling for the 2014-15 school year for grades K3, K4 and K5.
Call the office at (803) 266-3832 between 8 a.m. and noon Monday thru Thursday. Summer hours are: Tuesday thru Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

LIBRARIES

¬¬Barnwell Library
National Poetry Month: The library will celebrate National Poetry Month during the month of April. Patrons are invited to drop off their original poetry or favorite poem for a special display. Poems can be dropped of anytime through April 23. All poems are subject to library manager's approval before displaying.
Preschool to 2nd Grade Storytime: Thursdays at 11 a.m.
Come for stories, songs and more.
Friday Family Movie: Fridays at 3:30 p.m.
April 25 - "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2"
Easter Event: Thursday, April 17 at 3:30 p.m.
Children 8 and under are invited to enjoy a special Easter movie, story and treats.
LEGO club: Third Wednesday each month (April 16)
We provide the LEGOs, you bring the imagination
Barnwell County Public Library hours are Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Call (803) 259-3612 for more information.

Blackville Library
Preschool Storytime: Second and fourth Tuesdays (April 22) at 10:30 a.m.
The Blackville Library hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 to 6 p.m. (closed from 1 to 2 p.m. for lunch) and on Wednesday from 2 to 6 p.m.
Call Ruthie Hewitt at (803) 284-2295 for more information.

Williston Library
Preschool Storytime: Second and fourth Thursdays (April 24) at 11:30 a.m.
The Williston Library hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed each day from 1 to 2 p.m.).
Call Jo Crider at (803) 266-3027 for more information.

Museums

Barnwell County Museum
To schedule a class for a field trip to the museum, call (803) 259-1916.
Volunteering: Volunteers are needed to help at the receptionist desk and with projects to fix up the new home at the Holman Fuller House.
The hours of operation are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3-5:30 p.m.
For more information or to volunteer, contact Marie Peeples, the museum's manager, at (803) 259-1916 or barnwell.museum@att.net.

Williston Museum
The Williston Museum is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. It is located at 5121 Springfield Rd., Williston.
To visit the museum at another time, schedule an event or volunteer, call Julia Ravenscroft at (803) 266-3985 or the town hall at (803) 266-7015 or Janice Wakefield at (803) 266-3475.

MEETINGS

SRS Redevelopment Authority
The Savannah River Site Redevelopment Authority will meet April 22 at 12:30 p.m. in the conference room of SouthernCarolina Alliance (1750 Jackson St., Barnwell). The public is invited.

Diabetes Support Group
The Barnwell County Diabetes Support Group meets every Tuesday night from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Gail Reyes Senior Center (11403 Ellenton St./U.S. 278, Barnwell). It is a free group.
The Barnwell County Diabetes Support Group will help diabetics to gain information concerning the following in self-management such as: Diabetes education, Diabetes nutrition (Eat Smarter), Exercise (Be Active), Diabetes medication, Diabetes and your emotional health (Stress Less), Blood sugars, and How to avoid diabetes burnout. In general, the Barnwell County Diabetes Support Group will help diabetics understand diabetes and why it is very important to keep diabetes under control.
The facilitator is Darlene Sheets.
Please call (803) 300-3845 if you are planning on attending.

Cancer Support Group
The Barnwell County Cancer Support Group meets monthly on the third Thursday, unless there is a conflict with church calendar, at Elko Baptist Church.

Barnwell Lions Club
Come join the Lions Club, the largest service organization in the world. The Lions' mission is to assist needy citizens in their efforts to obtain proper vision care. Barnwell County Lions Club meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday evening in the Fellowship Hall of the Barnwell Presbyterian Church. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. with a community related program beginning around 7:30.
For more information please call John Young at 259-7768.

Marine Corps League No. 1227
Marine Corps League Detachment No. 1227 holds its monthly meeting the fourth Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Joey Zorn Law Enforcement Center.
All marines and FMF corpsman are invited to attend.
For more information, contact Bud Bazemore, Adjutant, at (803) 259-5734 or (803) 671-0646 or visit www.mcL1227.org.

American Legion Post No. 75
The American Legion Post No. 75 meets the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hut in Williston.
A women's auxiliary is also offered. All veterans are welcome.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous (This is it! Group) meets on the following days at Refuge Outreach on Main Street in Williston between Hardee's and Family Dollar: every Sunday at 6 p.m. (open discussion; speaker on last Sunday); every Monday at 6:30 p.m. (open step/tradition study); and every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. (open big book study). They also meet every Tuesday at and Thursday (open beginners) at 7 p.m. at Gateway Church (8678 Marlboro Avenue, Barnwell). Everyone is welcome.
For more information, call or text (803) 508-3831.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous meets in Barnwell at 7 p.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday in the small classroom behind First Baptist Church in Barnwell.
For support or assistance, call the state AA help line at (888) 534-0192.

Alcoholics Anonymous
A new group of Alcoholics Anonymous is now meeting in Barnwell at Axis 1. The group name is "The Real Talk AA Group of Barnwell County and meets Monday through Saturday at 7 p.m.
The following is the subjects for each night: Monday: Big Book (Closed meeting); Tuesday: Living Sober (Open meeting, focus on beginners); Wednesday: Open discussion meeting; Thursday: Twelve Steps/Twelve Traditions (meeting Closed); Friday: Open discussion meeting; and Saturday-Big Book (Closed meeting).
Closed meetings are strictly for those who have a problem with alcohol. Open meetings are open to the public.
For more information, call Fran B. at (803) 671-4710.

Al-Anon
Al-Anon meets every Thursday in the room behind the Chapel of the Barnwell First Baptist Church at 7 p.m.
For more information, call (803) 266-2296.

Salkehatchie Vietnam Veterans
The Salkehatchie Chapter 828 of the Vietnam Veterans of America meets the second Thursday of each month at the American Legion Post 91 building on U.S. 78 in Blackville.
Veterans of all wars are encouraged to attend, and the public is welcome to all meetings.

Woodmen of World
The Woodmen of the World organization, Williston Post 231, meets monthly on the last Thursday of each month at their lodge in Elko at 7 p.m.
For more details, call Jack Kirby at (803) 266-5881.

Alzheimer's caregiver support group
The Alzheimer's caregiver support group meets the second Tuesday of every month at the Barnwell County Library. It is conducted through the Alzheimer's Association.
For more information, contact Suzanne Creech (803) 335-8044 or e-mail suzannec@hospicecare.net.

Announcements

Campers/Staff Needed
Camp Burnt Gin, South Carolina's residential camp for children, teenagers and young adults who have a physical disability or chronic illness, is accepting applications for campers and staff for the 2014 season.
Located in Sumter County, the camp is operated by DHEC's Division of Children's Health and is accredited by the American Camp Association. Sessions are scheduled for June, July and August for people ages 7 to 25 with a wide variety of physical disabilities (orthopedic conditions, hearing loss, epilepsy, sickle cell anemia, heart disease, cerebral palsy, etc.).
Applications are also being accepted for male and female counselors and waterfront staff to work from June 3 until Aug. 8.
For staff and camper applications or more information, contact Camp Director Marie Aimone at (803) 898-0784 or campburntgin@dhec.sc.gov.

Animal Advocates
The Pick of the Litter Shoppe is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donations are now accepted Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Heavier donations such as furniture should be taken to POTL on Wednesdays and Saturdays when men are working.
The Animal Advocates' Friends for Life Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and by appointment by calling (803) 259-(LIVE) 5483. They are closed to the public on Sunday and Monday.

Funding Available
Eat Smart Move More Barnwell County has received funding to partner with faith-based organizations in Barnwell County on implementing 100 percent tobacco-free policies for their facilities and grounds. The implementation of this tobacco-free policy will have a large impact and benefit the overall health of your congregation.
ESMMBC will provide information and education on the harms associated with tobacco use and secondhand smoke for your key leaders and congregation members. Each faith-based organization that adopts and implements a 100% Tobacco-free policy will receive a $500 stipend. ESMMBC will also provide information on the benefits of eating fresh fruits and vegetables and increasing physical activity.
Contact Eat Smart, Move More Barnwell County Project Coordinator Ferlecia Cuthbertson at (803) 541-1245 or FCuthbertson@axis1.org or Pam Rush, ESMMBC chair, at prush@axis1.org to initiate this process with your faith-based organization.

Cancer Foundation
Savannah River Cancer Foundation provides help to anyone, regardless of age, affected by any type of cancer, being treated at any facility residing in Aiken, Edgefield, Allendale and Barnwell counties.
For more information, call 866-870-LIFE (5433) or visit www.savannahrivercancerfoundation.org.

Smith Ancestor Research
Jacob O. Smith Sr., a resident of Pensacola, Fla., would like to correspond with Smiths who live in Barnwell and surrounding counties. He is trying to make a connection to an Eason Smith listed in federal censuses of Barnwell for the years 1810, 1830 and 1840. He was always near John Smith Sr. in those censuses and in all probability is Eason Smith's father. Smith is trying to determine if Eason and John Smith Sr. are related to his elder ancestor named Jacob Smith, who was born in Marlboro County around 1771.
Reach Jacob O. Smith Sr. at bleepert@aol.com.

Family Search
James Butler Jr. is searching for relatives of Solomon Butler, Hattie Butler or Landy Brown. Solomon and Hattie were husband and wife. Landy was a family member. Solomon, Hattie and Landy were residents of Barnwell County according to the 1910 and 1920 Census reports. James Butler Jr. is the great-grandson of Solomon and Hattie.
Contact him at 7936 Yemassee Hwy., Early Branch, S.C. 29916 or by calling (803) 943-2955.

Host Families
Northwest Services Peace (NWS) Program is seeking local host families for international boys and girls from all around the world. These students are 15 to 18 years of age and are coming to the United States for a high school year or semester. The students are well screened and qualified by NWS.
Whether you are a single parent, retired, have small children, teens, or no children, you can have a great exchange experience hosting an international teen!
To become a host family for the 2013-14 school year, call Cerissa Fulmer, a local coordinator with NWS, at (803) 439-4905.

Honor Flight
Honor Flight of South Carolina is seeking applications from World War II veterans who would like to participate in a future flight.
For more information, call (803) 582-8826 or visit www.honorflightsc.com.

GU Lunch Club
Generations Unlimited has a lunch club for people 60 years old or older that meets Monday through Friday at the Gail Reyes Senior Center at 11403 Ellenton Rd., Barnwell.
Activities include Bingo, line dance classes, Bible Study and other activities.
Call (803) 259-4599 and make a reservation at least one day in advance.

SPORTS

 

VOLUNTEER

Meal Deliverers
Generations Unlimited desperately needs volunteers to assist with delivering meals to home bound citizens of Barnwell County. Volunteers are needed for Williston and Barnwell routes and takes no more than one hour to complete.
To volunteer, please call (803) 259-4599 for more information.

Hospice Volunteers
United Hospice of Aiken
Are you going in the health field? Are you going into the social work field or are you just a caring person?
We are in need of volunteers in the Barnwell area to sit with our patients. You can read to them, play them music, play games or just be their friend. Some folks have no one to visit them. You could see them in their home or in the nursing facility. Come join our team. Training provided.
For more information, contact Kathy Thibault at (803) 641-0060 or kathibault@uhs-pruitt.com.
Hospice Care of S.C.
Have one extra hour a week? Love to bake, take care of pets or spend time talking with someone? Become a volunteer and make a difference in the life of hospice patient and family.
For additional information, contact Lyne Hufham, a volunteer specialist, at (843) 312-2295 or lyne.hufham@hospicecare.net.
Regency Hospice
Regency Hospice is seeking volunteers and Spanish-speaking volunteers in Barnwell County.
Opportunities range from social contact for the patient and caregiver, providing spiritual support, running errands, assistance with house/yard maintenance to office assistance as requested. By visiting an assigned patient regularly, you give a much needed break to a caregiver, a gift of listening and compassion, and a gift of support and assistance.
Free training is available and no medical background is needed.
For more information, call Sue King, volunteer coordinator, at (803) 648-2117.
Caris Healthcare
Caris Healthcare is seeking volunteers to assist local hospice patients!
If you are interested in volunteering for your local hospice, please contact Michelle Robinson, volunteer coordinator, at (803) 794-4141 or mrobinson@carishealthcare.com.
Trinity Hospice
Trinity Hospice is looking for motivated volunteers wanting to have a positive impact in their community. They offer support systems including patient care and administrative support, plus educational workshops to help volunteers enhance their understanding of the complex needs of the dying and bereaved. Their hospice team is available 24/7 for continual support so volunteers, patients, and families never feel alone.
Please come join the Trinity Hospice tradition of providing compassionate, high-quality care to patients and families in the CSRA for more than 30 years. We believe in our motto that patients can "live longer with loving care".
Contact our volunteer coordinator at (706) 729-6200 or brittani.wetherington@trinityofaugusta.com for more information.

REUNIONS

Hiers Family
The annual Hiers Family Reunion will be held April 27 at Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church (Mt. Pleasant Road, off Hwy. 64 west of Ehrhardt) at 1 p.m. Bring a picnic lunch and drink. Paper goods and ice will be provided.
For more information, call (803) 960-3666.

Deer Family
The S.C. Deer Family Reunion will be held on Sunday, April 27, at Great Salkehatchie Baptist Church in Ulmer, beginning at 12:30 p.m. All descendants of Henry, Duffie, John, and Thomas Deer and Elizabeth Deer Ulmer are invited and encouraged to attend.
Ice, utensils, paper products, and old time barrel lemonade will be provided. Please bring covered dish/picnic basket dinner.
For more information, call (803) 632-3108.

BHS Class of 74
Barnwell High School Class of 1974 will hold its 40-year reunion on Saturday, May 10, at 7 p.m. at Sweetwater Country Club. Everyone is invited. Tickets purchased by April 25 are $25 per person. Send checks to J. Martin Harvey, P.O. Box 1005, Barnwell, SC, 29812. Former faculty are invited free of charge.
For more information, call Ricky Black at (803) 259-7474 or Ellen McCall at (803) 259-7066.