Sign up for diabetes classes by Thursday
GASTONIA Living Healthy with Diabetes will held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Thursdays beginning May 8 at Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St.
This is a six-week workshop running until June 12 to help teach the maintenance of diabetes by learning how to manage symptoms, eat healthier and read nutrition labels, keep blood sugar in check, and fight fatigue and pain.
Classes are sponsored by N.C. Cooperative Extension. Classes are free, but registration is required. Call 704-865-3291 by Thursday, May 1.
Wylie man wins $200k on scratch off
COLUMBIA A Lake Wylie man won $200,000 off a ticket the store clerk suggested. Huy Pham recommended the new Stacks of Cash scratch-off at the H & H Mart on Willowbrook Avenue in Rock Hill.
Pham says it’s not uncommon for customers to ask which lottery tickets are popular and which ones he’s seen the most wins on.
The $200,000 win was the store’s biggest, second to a $100,000 Palmetto Cash 5 ticket sold a few years ago.
Seeing one of his regulars win right in front of him was a moment Pham won’t forget.
“I thought he was having a heart attack,” Pham said. “He was breathing heavy and his chest was expanding up and down. I asked if he was OK.”
The winner declined to release his name.
The Lake Wylie man claimed the first top prize of $200,000 in the $10 Stacks of Cash game. Four top prizes remain. Odds of winning $200,000 are 1 in 600,000. For selling the claimed ticket, H & H Mart in Rock Hill received a commission of $2,000.
Donations needed for fireworks
LAKE WYLIE Donations for the Lake Wylie July 4 fireworks are needed.
The show begins at dusk, about 9:30 p.m. July 4, launching from Camp Thunderbird.
The show is funded solely through donations. Contributions can be made to Camp Thunderbird Fireworks Fund, 1 Thunderbird Lane, Lake Wylie, SC 29710.
Blood drives scheduled
YORK COUNTY The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas announced the following blood drives in York County:
• 2-8 p.m, April 30, Piedmont Medical Center, 222 S. Herlong Ave., Rock Hill.
• 4-8 p.m. May 3, Regal Manchester Stadium, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill. Free movie ticket for donors.
• 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 3, Eastview Baptist Church, 1430 Gordon Road, Rock Hill.
• 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 6, Nishie G’s, 727 Dilworth Lane, suite 105, Rock Hill.
• 7 a.m.-noon May 13, city of Rock Hill, Operations Center, 757 S. Anderson Road, Rock Hill.
• 1-5 p.m. May 15, ESP Associates, 3475 Lakemount Blvd., Fort Mill.
• 4-7:30 p.m. May 23, Charlotte Knights, 2280 Deerfield Drive, Fort Mill. Free admission for donors.
• 4-8 p.m. May 24, Regal Manchester Stadium, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill. Free movie ticket for donors.
• 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 24, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1883 Saluda Road, Rock Hill. Josh Ashworth student drive.
• 5-8 p.m. May 27, Omni Health and Fitness Center, 2685 Celenese Road, Rock Hill.
• 9 a.m.-noon May 28, Fort Mill YMCA, 857 Promenade Walk, Fort Mill.
Through Wednesday, April 30, CBCC will make a financial contribution for each donation to the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte.
During May, CBCC will remember fallen heroes. Donors are encouraged to give blood in memory of someone who laid down their life for others.
For more information, visit cbcc.us or call 704-972-4700.
County offers free program
YORK COUNTY Anyone interested in learning more about York County government can apply for a new program debuting next month.
The York County 101 Citizens Academy is a free program that will walk participants through government departments, giving residents a look at public functions and services.
The program will run 9 a.m. to noon the fourth Thursday of each month May to October.
For more information, call 803-684-8511 or visit yorkcountygov.com/citizensacademy.
Sheriffs’ Association offers honorary memberships
YORK COUNTY Sheriff Bruce Bryant invites York County residents to become honorary members of the South Carolina Sheriffs’ Association.
Individuals choosing to join the voluntary program can do so for $25, while businesses can show their support with a $50 contribution. The funding provides technical resources, training, and legislative support on key criminal justice issues. Contributions are tax deductible.
South Carolina Sheriffs’ Association does not solicit via telemarketing. If you receive a phone call, hang up.
Call 803-772-1101 or visit sheriffsc.com for more information.
CAAC seeks volunteers
CLOVER Clover Area Assistance Center, 1130 S.C. 55 East, is the largest food pantry in western York County and provides aid through food, financial assistance, education, medical and dental care.
CAAC needs volunteers, including those with skills in curriculum development/instruction; programs and services; information technology; financial assistance; and personal budgeting. Hourly positions for pantry and computer intake also are available.
For more information, call 803-222-4837.