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LAKE WYLIE River Hills Community Church Preschool will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, for introduction of Chinese language into its program.
Congressman Mick Mulvaney, and Rep. Ralph Norman are expected to attend.
Class of 1982 reunion Friday-Saturday
CLOVER Members of the Clover High School class of 1982 will host their 30-year reunion this weekend, Friday-Saturday Sept. 28-29.
Call 803-984-5594, 704-913-3233 or 704-813-6663 for more information, or visit Clover High School Class of 1982 on Facebook.
Kinard fall festival Saturday
CLOVER Kinard Elementary School will host a fall festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.
Tickets are $10 for 50 or 100 for $20.
A corn hole tournament will begin at 11 a.m. for ages 18 or older. Entry fee is $25 for a two-person team. Call 704-634-5628 for tickets or more information.
Help choose Employee of Month
CLOVER The Clover School Districts Teacher Forum, a group made up of each schools teacher of the year, seeks community input as it expands the districts Employee of the Month recognition program sponsored by Family Trust Federal Credit Union.
The program, which runs September through May, is a way for school employees to be shown appreciation and gratitude from coworkers, parents, students, and the community. For several years, the program has been operated through paper ballots in each school. Beginning this month, anyone may nominate an employee for the recognition on each schools website.
To nominate a school-based employee in the district, visit the employees school website and click the vote now for Employee of the Month button the homepage.
Each schools recipient is presented with a $25 Visa gift card from Family Trust and his or her picture is displayed in the schools lobby.
CLOVER The 35-year reunion planned for Clover High School Class of 1977 on Saturday, Sept. 29, has been canceled because of lack of interest.
Blood Center awards grants
CHARLOTTE The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas announced 10 winners of its regional High School Grant program, including Olympic High School in Steele Creek.
Each winning school receives a $1,000 grant for hosting top-performing blood drives with CBCC in the 2011-2012 school year.
Ripka earns 4.0
GREENWOOD Ansley Ripka of Lake Wylie made the presidents list with a grade-point average of 4.0 at Lander University for spring semester 2012.
VFW student, teacher contests
CLOVER The Veterans of Foreign Wars announces that its 2012-2013 scholarship and recognition contests for students and teachers is open, with the deadline for submissions at midnight Nov. 1 to the local Hartman-Parrish VFW Post 6732 of Clover, Lake Wylie and York.
• The Voice of Democracy Contest is for ninth-12th graders to express themselves in regards to democratic ideas and principles.
• The Patriot Pen Contest is for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students to draft a 300- to 400-word essay expressing their views on the theme What I Would Tell Americas Founding Fathers.
• The National Teacher Educational Award Contest is for three grade level categories: K-5, 6-8, 9-12. In 350 words or less, describe why you feel your nominee is deserving of the award.
Any sanctioned school is eligible, including public, parochial, private or home schooled. Prizes are available to winners at the post, district, state and national levels. Visit vfw.org for entry forms, rules and more information. Mail entries to VFW Post 6732, P.O. Box 206, Clover, SC 29710-0206.
For more information, call Cmdr. John Hill at 704-813-2748.