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The National Kidney Foundation of South Carolina is in need of unwanted vehicles - even ones that don't run. The car will be towed at no charge to you and you will be provided with a possible tax deduction. The donated vehicle will be sold at auction or recycled for salvageable parts. Call (800) 488-2277.

The Muscular Dystrophy Family Foundation Inc. (MDFF), a non-profit organization, accepts vehicle contributions. To complete a vehicle donation, call (800) 544-1213 or log onto and click on the automobile icon to complete an online vehicle donation application.

Mayewood High School Class of 1977 will hold its 40th class reunion during Memorial Day weekend, May 26-28, 2017. There will be a meet and greet reception on Friday, an "Evening of Elegance" on Saturday and worship service on Sunday. All events are scheduled to be held at the former Mayewood High School, currently Mayewood Middle School. Call Lois Dantzler-Durant at (703) 307-6342 for details.

Sumter Newcomers Club welcomes new residents (and even some longtime residents) with coffees and luncheons each month. Call Anna Nunnery at (803) 469-0143 or Jeanne Bessel at (803) 469-0598.

OASIS Care provides free medical and dental care for qualifying persons living with HIV and AIDS. Call LaVonda Johnson at (803) 775-8523.

The Rise and Shine Call Program, sponsored by LifeLine Senior Services Inc., is a free service that provides a daily "reassurance" call to older adults who live alone in the community. Call (803) 774-7414 for details or to sign up.

The Westside Neighborhood Association meets at 5:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at the Birnie HOPE Center, 210 S. Purdy St.

The Christian Golfers' Association (CGA) meets at 8 a.m. each Tuesday for Bible study. The group meets at the CGA office in Dillon Park. Refreshments provided and golf after Bible study. Call (803) 773-2171.

UAW Eastern Carolina International Retirees Council meets at 10 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the VFW in Little River. All UAW retirees are welcome to attend. Call Bob Artus at (803) 481-3622.

The Ballard-Palmer-Bates American Legion Post 202 meets at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the Post, 310 Palmetto St. All veterans are welcome to attend. Call (803) 773-4811.

The Civil Air Patrol Sumter Composite Squadron meets from 7 to 9 p.m. each Monday at the Sumter Airport. Contact Jared Buniel at (803) 481-7915 or Visit the Web site at

The Palmetto PC Club meets on the second Thursday of each month at the Capital Senior Center in Columbia. Details about the club can be found at

The Sumter James R. Clark Sickle Cell Memorial Foundation, 337 Manning Ave., offers free Sickle Cell Disease and Sickle Cell Trait screenings to the Sumter and Clarendon communities. For appointments, call (803) 774-6181.

The DAV will have trained volunteers to assist all veterans in filing claims with the VA from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays and Fridays at the Chapter 5 Gamecock home building, 18 Hard Pack Road, off of Peach Orchard Road (S.C. 441). Call Elizabeth West at (803) 499-1003.

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) office, 1140 S. Guignard Drive, has many animals available for adoption. Adoption fees cover the first shots and first deworming and spaying or neutering. The office is open 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. every day except Wednesday and Sunday. Call (803) 773-9292 for details.