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Western York County NAACP to meet Jan. 15

Live Well Clover offers healthy start

Live Well Clover will offer free classes for the new year.

• Lunchtime trail walk, noon-1 p.m. Jan. 14, Blue Eagle Academy.

• Run/Walk Clinic, noon-2 p.m. Jan. 14, Blue Eagle Academy. Omega Sports presents a clinic offering tips for improving performance and how to get started. Registration encouraged.

• Getting 2 the heart of the matter, noon-2 p.m. Jan. 24, Clover Community Center. Sponsored by Heart2Heart Foundation and presented by heart attack survivor and heart health advocate Sheila Caldwell. Registration required.

To register, call 803-222-9493 or email

For information, visit

Conservation group to meet

The next Commissioners meeting of the York Soil and Water Conservation District will be 5 p.m. Jan. 15 at USDA Service Center, 1460 E. Alexander Love Highway.

The public and agencies interested in conservation issues are welcome to attend. For information, call 803-684-3137.

NAACP to meet Jan. 15

The Western York County branch of the NAACP will hold executive board meeting 6 p.m. Jan. 15 at Wesley United Methodist Church in York, followed by a regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Call 803-684-6200.

Red Cross plans blood drives

The American Red Cross asks eligible blood donors to make a resolution to give blood regularly in 2015, beginning with National Blood Donor Month in January.

These blood drive are planned in York County:

• 2-6:30 p.m. Jan. 15 at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 130 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill.

• 2:30-7 p.m. Jan. 15 at Woodlawn Presbyterian Church, 3852 Woodlawn St., Sharon.

• 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at Nation Ford High School, 1400 A.O. Jones Blvd., Fort Mill.

• 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at Catawba Indian Nation, 996 Avenue of the Nations, Rock Hill.

• 2:30-7 p.m. Jan. 30 at Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, 5780 Allison Creek Road, York.

To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, visit or call 1-800-733-2767.

Apply for Citizens Police Academy

The York County Sheriff’s Office is taking applications for the Citizen’s Police Academy.

The academy runs 6:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays for 10 sessions March 2-May 4. A formal graduation will be held May 11.

The Citizens’ Police Academy will introduce participants to functions of the York County Sheriff’s Office and will feature instruction by staff from the divisions. The goal is to create partnerships with York County residents for better efficiency.

The free class is open to adults 18 and older.

Applications, accepted through Jan. 31, are available at the York County Sheriff’s Office, district offices and at Call 803-628-7634 for more information.

Clover seeks St. Patrick’s Day vendors

The town of Clover is accepting vendor applications for the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Festival March 14.

Early registration is due Jan. 30. Deadline is Feb. 27. For information, call 803-222-9493 or visit

Flu shots for children available

Free flu shots for children are available at the Early Learning Partnership’s free children’s clinic.

Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fridays in the Rock Hill Family Resource Center, 410 E. Black St. Children birth to age 18 who do not have health insurance can see a doctor or nurse practitioner. Services include sick visits, immunizations, and sports and school physicals.

For appointments, call 803-322-6636.

Other clinics are held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in York, Fort Mill and Clover. York County children may attend any of the four clinics.

CHS Class of ’85 plans reunion

Clover High School Class of 1985 is looking for classmates for the 30 year reunion.

Classmates can send contact information to or call 704-582-0781.

Agape offers Canine Forward program

Agape Senior has a new volunteer program, Canine Forward, which offers regular free dog walking and playtime services for seniors living independently, but who are physically unable to exercise their animals.

The program recognizes the importance of the relationship between the owner and his or her pet.

The program depends on volunteers for walking, playing with and brushing the animals.

Canine Forward provides training. To volunteer, call 803-329-4544.

Riding center seeks support

Victory Farm Inc., a therapeutic horseback riding center, seeks help to purchase 155 acres bordering South and North Carolina off S.C. 274, near Lake Wylie.

Donations go through the Community Foundation of Gaston County. Call 704-241-2270 or email

Registration open for gardening event

Registration is open for the 10th annual Joy of Gardening Symposium set for Feb. 28 at Baxter Hood Center.

Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of York County, the day-long event will include seven gardening experts, break-out sessions, vendors and a chance to win door prizes.

The early registration fee, which includes lunch, is $50. After Dec. 31, the cost will be $60.

To register, visit

To pay by mail, make checks payable to: Master Gardeners of York County, and mail to: 266 Fischer Road, Fort Mill, SC 29715.