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Posted: May 17, 2017 - 2:18am

Edgefield County schools will have summer food program

Edgefield County Schools will provide meals for children through its Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided on a first come, first served basis at these locations and times: W.E. Parker, 41 Crest Road, Edgefield: breakfast, 7:45-8:15 a.m.; lunch, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Johnston Elementary, 514 Lee St., Johnston: lunch 10:15-11:15 a.m.; Merriwether Elementary, 565 Spring Haven Road, North Augusta: breakfast, 7:45-8:15 a.m.; lunch, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Strom Thurmond High School, 1131 Columbia Road, Johnston: morning snack, 7-7:30 a.m., lunch, 10:15-11 a.m.

Resource fair will be offered for SRS employees, seniors

Cold War Patriots, a community resource advocacy group that helps nuclear weapons and uranium workers get compensation and health care, will hold a free resource fair for current and former Savannah River Site workers, their families and local seniors from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 23 at the Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken.

The event connects former workers and the general senior population to over 20 local entities. Those include the Wounded Warrior Project, Professional Case Management, Aiken Regional Medical Centers, the Alzheimer's Association, the CSRA Parkinson's Support Group and more.

Attendees can also receive free blood pressure and oxygen saturation tests.

Lunch will be provided. There will be giveaways and the chance to win door prizes.

Free legal seminars examine end of life issues, estates

The South Carolina Bar Pro Bono Program will sponsor two free legal clinics in Aiken in May:

• May 18 - End of Life Issues, including health care power of attorney, living wills, DNR orders, power of attorney, funeral planning and cremation, presented by Christopher A. Austin. The clinic will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. SW.

• May 25 (Rescheduled from March 16) - Wills, Estates and Probate, presented by William Ray Massey. The clinic will be from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Aiken County Public Library.

The seminars are free. The format typically consists of an overview followed by a question-and-answer session. A schedule of other upcoming seminars throughout the state is available online at scbar.org/clinics.

For more information, contact the Bar Pro Bono Program at (803) 799-6653, ext. 158.

North Augustans graduate from Wesleyan University

These students from North Augusta recently graduated from South Wesleyan University in Central, S.C.:

Cindy Blackwell, master of education in administration and supervision; Derek Boyd, bachelor's in business administration; Jamie Davis, master of education in administration and supervision; Katy Dyches, bachelor's in music; Krissy Dyches, bachelor's in recreation and sport management; Jay Howland, associate's in general studies; and Mary Schaeffer, master of education in classroom leadership.

Thursday Market will offer produce, live music in June

The Aiken County Farmers Market will hold a series of "Thursday Market in the Alley" events in June from 5 to 7 p.m.

Along with farm fresh produce, there will be artisan goods, local meats, eggs, baked goods, chocolates and ready-to-eat street food and drink from downtown restaurants available for purchase.

Live music is scheduled for each Thursday, featuring Spirit Fiddle on June 1, Chris Ndeti on June 8, Shaw Creek Boys on June 15, Phillip Lee Jr. on June 22 and Matt Dahlheimer on June 29.

The Farmers Market will continue to be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. until noon and Saturdays from sunrise until noon at the market pavilion, 115 Williamsburg St. For more information, visit AikenCountyFarmersMarket.com.

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