Locals graduate Marine training
Allen Wylds Jr., a 2007 graduate of North Augusta High School, and Nicholas Wylds, a 2010 graduate of North Augusta High, graduated Marine recruit training Feb. 3 at Parris Island, S.C. The brothers are the sons of Allen and Sandra Wylds.
Meybohm North Augusta recently announced award winners for January. Shari Alexander was Sales Agent for the Month and List Agent for the Month.
Best of Meybohm recipients were: Andy and Allison Adams, Shari Alexander, Betty Beard, Steve and Sallie Dubay, Amanda Israel, Mary Pate and Susan Spears.
Arts center to hold Casino Night
The Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta and Sertoma Club of North Augusta will hold Casino Night 2012 from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Julian Smith Casino in Augusta.
A buffet dinner will be provided by WifeSaver. Each $35 ticket will include dinner, two beverage tickets and $25,000 in play money.
There will be a silent auction with donated items, gift certificates and art. At the end of the night, play money can be swapped for raffle tickets toward three grand prizes.
Tickets are available at the arts center, Jim Bush Florist, Parks Pharmacy or online at www.artsandheritagecenter.com. Proceeds benefit the arts center, which is located on the first floor of the North Augusta Municipal Center. It is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and first Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Call the arts center at (803) 441-4380.
Scholarship sponsors sought
The North Augusta Optimist Club is seeking businesses that would like to help with the Community Partners Scholarship Program.
The three-year-old program sponsors scholarships for graduating high school students from the North Augusta area. It began with Brantley Chiropractic.
Businesses select students from submitted applications, and the Optimist Club screens applications and distributes funds.
Sponsors can support a student for one or more semesters and provide a scholarship for more than one student. They also create a way to involve the student in their business on a volunteer basis.
Call Barry Myers at (803) 640-5504.
Community Lent services
North Augusta community Lenten services begin at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 29 at Grace United Methodist Church with preaching by Father David Thompson, of St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church.
Each service will be held at different locations and feature a preacher from another local church.
"Lent is a time when congregations reflect upon Christ's sacrifice and love for us," Thompson said in a news release. "We are called to set aside our congregational differences and come together for prayer and renewal."
This year's theme is “Trading Spaces: A Journey to the Cross.” The series will focus on three topics: renewed, loved and redeemed. Lunch will be served before and after the weekly services at noon and 1 p.m. They are free, and donations will be accepted.
Other series dates are: March 7, Holy Trinity Lutheran with the Rev. Paul Noe; March 14, St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal with the Rev. Albert James; March 21, Second Providence with the Rev. Ryan Spurrier; and March 28, Fairview Presbyterian with the Rev. John Younginer.
Meybohm North Augusta will host a Real Estate Career Night on Monday for South Carolina residents.
The free event will be led by Betty Surrency, managing broker-in-charge, and pizza will be served. Meybohm is at 590 W. Martintown Road.
To make a reservation, call (803) 278-4437.
A Merriwether community meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 5 in the cafeteria at Merriwether Middle School.
“The Merriwether Community Coalition is being formed to represent the interest of and to provide a voice for Merriwether,” according to a news release.
The meeting will discuss growth in the community and positive changes taking place in Edgefield County.
Call (803) 279-4138 or e-mail johnnyfanderson@
Arts council offers scholarships
The North Augusta Cultural Arts Council offers a Fine Arts Scholarship annually to a graduating senior. Applicants must be residents in the Aiken County School District’s Area 2, attend high school, demonstrate excellence in an art form and plan to enroll in college in the fall 2012 to pursue a degree in art. For an application, visit www.naartscouncil.org or call Ken Smith at (803) 442-7588. Deadline to apply is March 30.