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ROCK HILL Maj. Gen. Robert Livingston Jr, adjutant general, will address the York County Republicans during the monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Thursdays, Too, 147 Herlong Ave.
Livingston serves as head of the military department of the state of South Carolina. He administers the affairs of the South Carolina Army and Air National Guard, Emergency Management Division, State Guard, Youth Challenge and Americorp.
Livingston’s military service began when he enlisted in the South Carolina Army National Guard in March 1978. He was commissioned through the Palmetto Military Academy, Officer Candidate School in 1980 as the Top Honor Graduate. His military education began with his completion of the U.S. Army Infantry School in 1978 and Airborne School in 1979.
Livingston commanded the Task Force 218th in support of Operation Noble Eagle. He also commanded Combined Joint Task Force Phoenix (VI) in Afghanistan, where he was responsible for training and mentoring the Afghan National Security Forces.
His next assignment was director for Strategic Plans and Policy (J5), National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Va. His last assignment was as director, J5 Coalition Coordination Center, United States Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., where he was responsible for facilitating the exchange between the command staff for the U.S. Central Command and Military Senior National Representative from more than 60 countries.
Livingston is president, chief executive officer and owner of Gregory Electric Co. Inc. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Candy Days set this week
TEGA CAY The Tega Cay Lions Club will hold its annual Candy Days donation drive, giving away free candy mints in exchange for donations Friday-Saturday, Oct. 26-27, at Walmart and Harris Teeter in Tega Cay.
Local merchants and others interested in supporting the club’s effort are encouraged to purchase a case (240 rolls) of candy mints from a Lions Club member for $85.
Friends of Park mark Halloween
KINGS MOUNTAIN Friends of Kings Mountain State Park will host Haunted Farm on Saturday, Oct. 27, with Halloween activities at the Living History Farm at the park. Email email@example.com.
Event volunteers needed and new members welcome. Visit friendsofkingsmountainstatepark.org/.
Rotary meets Tuesdays
LAKE WYLIE Lake Wylie Rotary Club meets at noon Tuesdays at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Lane.
Guests are welcome. Lunch, catered by Christopher’s, costs $9.
For more information, visit lwrotaryclub.org.
Join MOMS Club
in Lake Wylie
LAKE WYLIE The MOMS Club of Lake Wylie-Clover meets monthly in Lake Wylie.
This is a social group, and everyone is welcome to join.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org; visit Meetup.com, search for “MOMS Club of Lake Wylie, SC” or call 803-619-9228.
Art Guild meets monthly
ROCK HILL The Catawba River Art Guild meets at 10 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Arts Council of York County, 121 E. Main St.
Annual dues to become a guild member cost $5.
For more information about the guild, call 803-324-1538 or 803-327-5065.