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Clover center renews lease for dental clinic

CAAC renews dental building lease

Clover Area Assistance Center will continue offering dental services to clients with the extension of the lease.

CAAC has been offering free dental services for adults at 227 Church St. for four years.

Jane McCall, secretary for the Clover Medical Facilities Commission who manages the building for the town of Clover, presented a five-year extension of the lease to CAAC.

According to, Dr. Stacy Blackmon of Lake Wylie Family Dentistry started seeing 10 clients a week for basic oral care. By 2010, she was seeing an average of 22 people a week. In June 2012, CAAC opened a three-chair, full-service dental clinic.

An individual must be up-to-date and in good standing for a full year before eligibility for dental assistance will be considered. All clinics are by appointment only and are scheduled through CAAC.

CAAC office and full-service pantry is at 1130 S.C. 55 E. For more information about dental and other services, call 803-222-4837.

Spayer/neuter pet for $20 this month

The Humane Society of York County has teamed up with PetSmart to offer $20 spay/neutering for dogs and cats through Jan. 31.

There are two locations – one in Charlotte NoDa and another in Pineville, N.C. There are no limits on the number of pets that can be spayed or neutered, but all must be done by appointment.

For information, call 704-970-2711 or go to

The HSYC, 8177 Regent Parkway, is a nonprofit, no-kill shelter. For more information, including how to adopt a pet, become a volunteer or make a donation, visit the shelter, call 803-802-0902 or go to

Life jacket designs wanted

BoatUS Foundation seeks the best new design for the 2015 Innovations in Life Jacket Design Competition. Deadline is April 15. Designs must be submitted to

A short video about the competition is available at Winners, with a $10,000 prize, will be announced in September at the International Boat Builders Exhibition and Conference in Louisville, Ky.

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:

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

Live Well Clover offers healthy start

Live Well Clover will offer will hold 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

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.

Disney Junior TV series premiere Feb. 1 in Fort Mill

The Complex on the Greenway has partnered with the local Macaroni Kid and Disney Junior to have a premiere party for Disney Junior’s new Intergalactic Adventure Series, “Miles from Tomorrowland,” at 2 p.m. Feb. 1 at Springs Complex, 971 Tom Hall St.

Children ages 2-7 and their parents are invited to a futuristic adventure on a mission to the stars. The story is designed to fuel interest in space and the importance of the family bond.

Danielle Gaddy of Lake Wylie and publisher of the Macaroni newsletter and website, said the show will air for first time at 9 a.m. Feb. 6 on the Disney Junior channel with four back-to-back episodes.

“York County was chosen to have an exclusive party before the kids see Miles on TV for the first time so this is a honor,” said Donna Britsch of Tega Cay, who also works on the newsletter and website.

The event is free but reservations are required, visit

Master gardener class set in Gaston County

Learn how to be a master gardener by enrolling in the program offered by NC Cooperative Extension in Gaston County.

The six-week class runs Feb. 24-April 2 at the Citizens Resource Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Highway, Dallas, N.C. Classes will be held 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Cost is $105. Deadline to register is Feb. 1. For applications and more information, call 704-922-2112 or visit or

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 registration fee, which includes lunch, is $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.

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

Be the Match teams with CBCC

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas and Be The Match have expanded their partnership to include all five CBCC donation centers as designated locations for the Be The Match to Go kits.

Since 2006, CBCC and Be The Match have teamed up to host joint blood donation and marrow registration drives. Through this expanded partnership, blood donors and visitors at CBCC’s centers – Charlotte, Concord, Gastonia, Greensboro and Hickory – can join the registry and get their cheek cells swabbed.

According to Be The Match, a bone marrow transplant can be a cure for patients in need of lifesaving transplants. Only 30 percent of patients find a match within their family, leaving many to depend on the Be The Match Registry® – the world’s largest registry of potential marrow donors – to find a match.

A person of any race, ethnicity or gender age 18-44 who meets health guidelines can become a potential volunteer bone marrow donor. Once listed on the Be The Match Registry, the donor’s tissue type will be compared to the tissue types of thousands of patients around the world who are searching for a matching donor. A marrow or blood stem cell transplant is used to cure more than 70 diseases, many of them cancer.

For information, call 704-942-6971 or 704-972-4700, or visit or

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.

Animal shelter seeks volunteers

York County Animal Shelter Adoption Center, 713 Justice Blvd., needs volunteers to help bathe and groom, exercise, socialize, train, provide adoption information and follow-up, and publicity and marketing.

Volunteers must be 18 or older, and go through orientation and training process. For more information, call 803-818-6485.

Volunteer applications can be downloaded at