Community News for Oct. 10

October 8, 2013 

Self defense classes offered in York

Strike Back Self Defense for Women and Children is conducting self-defense classes for women and teens at the York Recreation Center on White Rose Lane.

• A class for women will be 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 14 and 28. Cost of each adult class is $25 per person.

• A class for teenagers and young adults will be 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 for ages 13 to 21. Cost of the teen class is $35 per person.

Strike Back is owned by Alicia Bolin and Carrol Ostendorf, who say they understand the fears that women experience and want to help women harness their own personal weapons and learn to listen to their intuition about dangers.

Both women are black belt martial artist and are certified instructors from the R.A.D. Systems of Self-Defense (Rape Aggression Defense System).

Women of any age are welcome. Registration is at the York Recreation Center from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays. The class is limited to 20 students.

For more information about Strike Back Self Defense for Women and Children, call the York Parks and Recreation Department at 803-684-3742 or email Alicia and Carrol at

Western NAACP to meet Oct. 17

The Western York County Branch of the NAACP will have its executive board members meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 at the United Men’s Club of Clover. It will be followed by a regular meeting at 6:30 p.m.

For information, contact Wanda Simril at 803-684-6200.

York class of ‘73 plans reunion

The York High School Class of 1973 will have its 40-year class reunion Nov. 8 to 10. For more information, contact Gary Farris, 803-684-4361; Pam Neil Perkins, 803-818-5304; or Lily Landstreet Duncan, 803-467-0867.

Food drive planned in York

Pelican’s SnoBalls in York will host a food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at 975 E. Liberty St.

Events include a free small snoball for two canned goods. Other events are planned during the week with all proceeds going to Second Harvest. For information, call 864-346-0879.

CHS class of ’88 plans reunion

The Clover High School Class of 1988 is planning its 25-year anniversary for Oct. 19 the River Hills Country Club.

Cost is $55 per person or $100 per couple. Send money to Karen Funderburk Puryear, 395 Bethel Church Road, Clover, SC 29710. For details, check the Clover High School Class of 1988 page on Facebook.

Clover Woman’s Club plans yard sale

The Clover Woman’s Club will have a huge flea market and yard sale fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Clover School District Office at 604 Bethel St.

The event will benefit the club’s scholarship fund. Donated items may be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Oct. 17 at Clover Community Center, 120 Bethel St.

Volunteer food shoppers needed

Clover Area Assistance Center is looking for volunteers to serve four to five hours once or twice a month to help select foods for purchase from Charlotte area food bank Second Harvest.

Volunteers will be responsible for loading pallets and large boxes of food into a 26-foot truck and then offloading the merchandise into the CAAC warehouse.

Volunteers work in teams of three to select the food, and an additional team of four assist with offloading.

Volunteers must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, able to drive and maneuver a large truck and forklift is a plus, but not required.

CAAC is at 1130 S.C. 55 E. Food donations can be dropped off at CAAC 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday.

For more information or to obtain a volunteer application packet, call 803-222-4837.

Assistance available

Carolina Community Actions Inc. has funds available to assist low-income families with services including mortgage, rent, water and heating bills. CCA’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, General Emergency Assistance Program and Duke Energy Project Share Program assists eligible households with benefits ranging from $50 to $1,000.

In addition, CCA Inc. administers employment, license for Certified Nursing Assistance, books, supplies, GED, childcare and youth leadership programs. Qualification is based on total gross household income during the past 30 days.

For more information on each program, call Diane Wells, Community Services Liaison, at 803-329-5196 or call 211.

York to offer programs for seniors

The York Parks and Recreation Department is offering two programs for seniors ages 55 and older. Classes will be at the York Recreation Center on White Rose Lane.

For more information, call 803-684-3742. The programs are:

•  Pickleball-from 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays. Pickleball is an easy game for any skill level. All materials and equipment will be provided and are free of charge.

•  Seniors in Motion-a low-intensity exercise class that will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Classes will help improve cardiovascular, flexibility, balance and strength through low-intensity exercises. The cost is $10 per month.

Meal delivery volunteers needed in Clover

The York County Council on Aging is in need of volunteers to deliver meals to frail, homebound seniors in Clover. Delivery takes about an hour and can be done during a lunch hour or around that time.

Anyone who is interested in volunteering should call Tonya Begley at the Clover Mill Senior Center, 803-222-9286, between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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