Nuclear station sirens test Wednesday on Lake Wylie

January 6, 2013 

Sirens located around Catawba Nuclear Station will be tested at about 11:50 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9.

No public action is required during this three-minute test. By testing the sirens, state and county officials and Duke Energy ensure the sirens are operating properly.

Hearing a siren does not mean to evacuate. The siren sounding is a signal for residents to tune to a radio or TV station in their area that would carry an emergency alerting message. County officials would use these stations to provide information to the public.

More information about the company is available at duke-energy.com.

Library board meets Thursday

The York County Library Board of Trustees will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at the York County Library, 138 E. Black St.

Library board meetings are held monthly and are open to the public. For more information, visit yclibrary.org or call 803-981-5831.

Library closed on Jan. 21

The Lake Wylie Public Library will be closed Jan. 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Blood drives scheduled

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas plans the following blood drives:

• 4-8 p.m. Jan. 19, Regal Manchester Stadium, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill. Free movie ticket to all donors.

• 5-7 p.m. Jan. 21, Fort Mill YMCA, 857 Promenade Walk, Fort Mill.

• 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 22, Nishie G’s, 727 Dilworth Lane, suite 105, Rock Hill. Free meal from Nishie G’s for all donors.

• 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 26, Helping Hands of Baxter Village, 3387 Richard’s Crossing, Fort Mill.

• 4:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 28, Oakdale Presbyterian Church, 12585 S.C. 55, Clover.

• 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 29, Winthrop University, 701 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill. Free T-shirt to all donors.

• 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 30,, York Tech, 452 Anderson Road, Rock Hill. Free T-shirt to all donors.

• 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 31, York Tech, 452 Anderson Road, Rock Hill. Free T-shirt to all donors.

Call 704-972-4700 or visit carolinadonor.org to make an appointment.

Apply for Citizens’ Police Academy

The York County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications through Jan. 14 for the fourth Citizens’ Police Academy.

The academy includes eight sessions from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 4 to April 22, ending with a formal graduation.

The Citizens’ Police Academy will introduce participants to the functions of the York County Sheriff’s Office and will feature instruction by staff from different divisions.

The free academy class is open to adults age 18 and older.

Applications are available at the York County Sheriff’s Office, any of the district offices and online at yorkcountysheriff.com. For more information, call 803-628-7634.

Volunteers needed

These area groups need volunteers:

• The Clover Area Assistance Center seeks volunteers to answer telephones, financial assistance counselors, computer data entry clerks for client intake, pantry workers, special project workers and classroom instruction/curriculum development. CAAC, 1130 S.C. 55 E., is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday. Telephone volunteers are needed in shifts from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during days of operation. For more information, call 803-222-4837 or email karencaac@bellsouth.net.

Volunteers are needed at the York County Animal Shelter to help with bathing and grooming, exercising, socializing, training, providing adoption information and follow-up, publicity and marketing.

Volunteers must be 18, and orientation and training are required.

For more information, call 803-628-3190 or visit the shelter, 713 Justice Blvd., York. Applications are available online at yorkcountygov.com.

• Agape Hospice of the Piedmont has patients and families in the York and Clover areas who need the caring support of local volunteers.

Volunteer services can be an exceptional gift to patients and their families. Volunteers can offer a variety of services such as: provide clerical or administrative office support; provide caregiver relief; baking ministry; visit patients for companionship or socialization; listen to memories or record life stories; share music, magazines, books or scriptures; hold a hand or share a smile.

To learn more, call 803-517-2021 or email kaylee@agapesenior.com.

• Candidates interested in advocating for senior adults in Chester, Lancaster, Union or York County must file with the Catawba Area Agency on Aging. Catawba Caucus elections will be in March. The completed filing form, petition and $10 fee must be returned to Catawba AAA by Feb. 8. Election packets are available from Catawba AAA at 803-329-9670 or toll-free 800-662-8330.

Elected representatives will help develop recommendations for legislation and programs that affect South Carolina senior adults and present the ideas to the General Assembly and the governor.

For information, go to the S.C. Silver Haired Legislature website at http://scsilverhairedleg.org/Default.aspx.

For information on the regional Catawba Caucus, call 803-802-2231.

or call 803-684-3199.

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