Update on Veterans news Prescription drug disposal update: Got any old, outdated prescription drugs you want to get rid of safely? The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013. This is a great opportunity for those who missed previous Take-Back events or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those med...
Rights of passage can represent danger zone for teens For teenagers, this is a magical time of the year. The rituals, customs, and traditions of the prom-graduation-summer rights of passage triad can offer some of the most memorable moments of their young lives.
As parents, we want them to enjoy this special time. Some parents feel drinking is a rite of passage and teenagers are going to drink anyway. They think the safest thing to do is to host a party where they can monitor the teenager’s dr...
Hugh Gray Special to The ObserverThe Newberry Observer
Proposed VA budget has three distinct goals VA budget 2014 update: The President has proposed a $152.7 billion budget for the VA. Unlike other federal agencies, that would mean an 10.2 percent increase over the current year according to the VHA. The additional money will pay for three major goals: eliminating the disability claims backlog, expanding access to benefits like health care and ending homelessness among veterans, plus major health care costs.
• Eliminating the Claims ...
April is Animal Cruelty Prevention Month Animal Cruelty can be either deliberate abuse or simply the failure to take care of an animal. Don’t despair, anyone can take steps against cruelty.
We acquire our information this week from “Report Animal Cruelty” and the Humane Society of the United States. The HSUS is dedicated to helping all animals — from animals in laboratories to pets at home. The organization furnishes know-how-to resources on caring for companion animals as well as...
Margaret Brackett Newberry NotesThe Newberry Observer
Whitmire’s Pines festival is approaching in June Hello everyone, local news on the way after we do our birthday wishes.
Gottrocks the Birthday Fairy managed to fly in around the unsettled weather with tornado winds last week to type in the wishes. So here we go. Happy birthday to Rev. Kenny Weaver, Kay S. Roche, Elease Felker, Richard Hurst, Connie J. Hawkins, Linda Keller, Bryce Castles, Kevin Brock, Randy Kitchens, Richard Worthy and Ronnie Bundrick. Happy Anniversary wishes to Mr. and ...
Poll Question Results This week’s question:
What form of industry or service do you think Newberry needs?
Last week’s question:
Should the City of Newberry implement better walking trails and improve the parks?
We need to make South Carolina No. 1 Last Tuesday morning your chamber held our Quarterly Breakfast. Our members were treated to a wonderful breakfast catered by Mac Bell, the owner of Sonic Drive-In.
We had two sponsors for this breakfast, the first being the Newberry County Disabilities and Special Needs Board’s Ruth S. Pugh Foundation; the second being Southeastern Insurance Consultants, LLC. The guest speaker was Darrell Scott, Vice President, Policy and Communications at ...