St. Stephen Community Lunch set for Nov. 14

  • Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The St. Stephen Community History Room and Café will be open on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The menu will consist of baked turkey, dressing with gravy, cranberry sauce, seasoned corn, green beans, homemade dessert and rolls.

The cost of lunch is $7. Dine-in or take out plates available.

The community café is located on Bay Street, inside of the St. Stephen History Room, and managed by local volunteers. Support from the public is greatly appreciated.

If more information is needed or you would like to place an order in advance, call 670-6213.

Christmas Time in St. Stephen

The annual Town of St. Stephen Christmas Tree Lighting, Tree Walk and Parade will be on Friday, Dec. 6 this year.

Participants will line up for parade at 6 p.m. and it will begin at 6:30.

After the parade, everybody is invited to gather for the annual lighting of the Town Christmas Tree and the many Christmas Trees surrounding the walking track in the Alice Price Park. Santa will be there for the children to visit and give Christmas wish lists.

Mark your calendar for this special holiday event.

St. Stephen Town Hall needs your Christmas tree order to make sure the correct amounts of trees are delivered for decorating. Trees will be ready for decorating beginning on Nov. 29.

Remember that trees for the walk need to be decorated and judged by deadlines for winning trees to be announced during the lighting event. If more information is needed, or if you would like to participate in the parade or tree walk, call 567-3597.

Oasis Respite Center

OASIS continues to support the upper Berkeley County area with free respite care. The center is in need of volunteers, if only for once a month.

OASIS works out of the St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in St. Stephen. If more information is needed, call 567-3419.

Oasis is open Wednesdays from 10 a.m. until 1:45 p.m.

Volunteer instructors sought

Experienced freshwater anglers are sought by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources Aquatic Education Section to volunteer to become Certified DNR Fishing Instructors to teach Family Fishing Clinic programs.

The Family Fishing Clinics (FFCs) are designed to introduce the basics of freshwater fishing to the young and old.

Participants will learn how to tie fishing knots, rig rods, cast, fish and more. The S.C. Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Aquatic Education Section hopes to accomplish this through the FFCs and a trained set of skilled volunteers.

Fishing clinic volunteer’s must be willing to attend a volunteer training session and undergo a SLED background and driving record check. Once trained, the Certified DNR Fishing Instructors will be expected to host at least two clinics a year for a minimum of 15 participants and no more than 25 participants and turn in the required reporting documents.

The intention of the Family Fishing Clinics is to introduce participants with little or no angling experience or those who need a refresher to the basics of fishing to increase their future participation in the sport. Participants will learn how and where to fish and have someone to fish with to become confident anglers.

The Certified DNR Fishing Instructor Training is set for Jan. 25, 2014 in West Columbia from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. If you are interested in becoming a Certified DNR Fishing Instructor, please register online at www.dnr.sc.gov.

Birthday Wishes

Happy Birthday to Renee Caddell, Audrey Cales, Matthew Carr and Wade Grooms.

Prayers and Get Well

Take time out of your busy day to pray for and to offer best wishes to Elma Atkins, David Ayers and family, Metro Borop, Ruth Brassell, Frank Conrad, Betty Delk, Sandy Faber, Wayne Gamble, Claudia Guerry, Darrell Harris, Dorothy Harris, Louise Harris, Gail Humbert, Lonnie Kessler, Laverne Krivohlavek, Joyce Lewis, Earline Brown-May, Louise McMakin, Roger McMakin, William McMakin, Kary “Hollywood” Mitchum & Family, Betty Rich Morris, Doug Phillips, Louise Rich, Peggy Schipmann, Thelma Schurlknight, Ginny Tucker, Mae Welch, Norma Winn and for any un-spoken prayers needed.

Have a blessed week! If you have news to share, contact Betty Delk at bwdelk@tds.net before Noon on Wednesdays, the week before all scheduled events. Mail items to 195 Crest Lane, St. Stephen, SC 29479, or call 567-4370.

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