Community news for March 6

March 5, 2014 

New Beginnings to host health insurance forum

New Beginnings Baptist Church will host an informational forum on the Affordable Care Act from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 8.

The event will be at the church, 706 Old N. Main St., Clover. Representatives from the North Central Family Medical Center in Rock Hill will talk about the new federal program and the cost of health insurance coverage.

Computers and Internet access will be available for those who want to sign up for coverage or who need assistance in signing up.

The event is free and open to the community.

5K race planned for Relay for Life

The Stars of Hope Relay for Life team of First Baptist Church in York will sponsor a 5K Hippity Hoppity Hope Easter run/walk.

The event, a benefit for the American Cancer Society, will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 12, and the route will begin at the church and go through a residential part of York.

Early packet pickup will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, April 11 in the church fellowship hall. Race-day registration and packet pickup will be from 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.

For details, call 684-4297 or go to Online registration is available at

Clover native gets Rotary honor

Maj. Max Sipe, a Clover native who is retired from the Salvation Army, has received a triple crown from the Brevard Rotary Club in western North Carolina.

Sipe, who retired to Hendersonville, N.C., 15 years ago with his wife, Dorothy, also was named a Paul Harris Fellow, made a life member of the club and received the Four-Way Test Award, presented to Rotarians who best demonstrate service and integrity in their lives.

Sipe is a 1953 graduate of Clover High School.

Registration underway

First Baptist Church Preschool of York is taking registration for 3- and 4-year-olds for the 2014-2015 school year.

Half-day programs are offered for three and five days from 9 a.m. to noon. For information, call Beth at 803-448-6439 or visit the website,

Social planned

The sixth annual Red and White Social has been rescheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, March 8 at the Silver Eagles of the Community Family Life Center of Union Baptist Church, at Mount Gallant Road at S.C. 274. Cost is $5. For reservations, call 803-366-1556.

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