Published 9:48 am Monday, February 19, 2018

Locust Presbyterian Church The Congregation of Locust Presbyterian Church invites you to come and enjoy a special evening of bluegrass gospel music featuring The Hatley Family of Stanly County and The Hinson Girls of Lancaster, South Carolina. The concert will be Sunday beginning with the Hinson Girls at 5 p.m. Katelyn, Melissa, Allison and Kristin will share the good news through beautiful bluegrass music. The Hinson Girls have been performing since 2009. Their love for music has brought them closer together and opened many opportunities. In March 2012 they won first place at the South Carolina Bluegrass Band Championship at the Renofest Bluegrass Festival and have been featured on WBTV’s “Carolina Camera.” In 2015 they were fourth place band at the SPBGMA International Band competition. Next you can enjoy our local favorite group, the Hatley Family of Stanfield, that consists of four siblings and their father Ervin Hatley. This group is well known for great harmony and incredible instrumentation. Most of the band members play more than one instrument. They formed the band in 1982 and always perform bluegrass gospel and traditional bluegrass. This is a free concert. All are invited to stay for finger foods in the fellowship hall following the concert. Come on out and enjoy a wonderful evening of music and fellowship. The church is at 607 W. Main St., Locust.

Stanly County Seniors You’re invited to open house conducted by Stanly County Government on Feb. 20 at Locust City Hall in the City Council Chambers at 186 Ray Kennedy Dr. Drop in anytime between 9 and 11 a.m. You can enjoy light refreshments and learn about the wide variety of existing services for seniors offered in Stanly County. You can also give input on what types of services are needed in Stanly County. This is your chance to be heard and make a difference to improve the quality of life for seniors in Stanly County.

West Stanly Senior Center Schedule for February Mondays: Feb. 19 and 26 – Light exercise for seniors 10-11 a.m., Bag Lunch Bunch 12-1 p.m. (BYOL). Tuesdays: Feb. 20 and 27 Angie’s Chair Yoga 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ($3 per) Bag Lunch 12-1 p.m. (BYOL); Tai Chi Class 2-2:45 p.m. Wednesdays: Feb. 21 and 28 Light Exercise for seniors 10-11 a.m., Bag Lunch Bunch 12-1 p.m. (BYOL), Crafts, Jewelry 1-3 p.m., Scrabble 3-5 p.m. Thursdays: Feb. 15 and 22 Angie’s Chair Yoga 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ($3 per), Bag Lunch Bunch 12-1 p.m. (BYOL), Canasta 12-5 p.m. NOTE: February birthday celebration will at 2 p.m. today. Friday: Feb. 16 and 23 Light Exercise for Seniors 10-11 a.m., Bag Lunch Bunch 12-1 p.m. (BYOL), Bingo 6-10 p.m. Open to community. Feb 16: Humana representative Bob Panek 1-4 p.m. The center has bingo every Friday starting at 6 p.m. This is open to all bingo players. Come on out and enjoy the fun. Bridge games will be starting on Monday afternoons as soon as they acquire one more player to complete a table. Then they like to get four more players to fill a second table and will also need some substitute players. If interested, call Judy at (704) 781-5470. The West Stanly Senior Center also has some people interested in playing Mahjong. A few more players are needed to get started. If interested, call Judy at (704) 781-5470. ­

Library Art Display The Locust Library is happy to be able to display the creations of some talented West Stanly High art students for the next two months. Art teacher Randall Fike selected these pieces for display. The following students have created one or more pieces of art to enjoy: Jodi Manshack, 11th, Hannah Burleson, 11th, Madison Scott, 11th, Joel Castellano Ponce, 10th, Matthew Burleson, 10th, Brandi Surratt, 10th, Skylar Rummage, 10th, Emily Haltom, 11th, Monserrat Santos, 10th, Sophia Montoya, 12th. Family and friends are invited to come to the Locust Library and check out what these students have created for all to enjoy.

Birthdays Happy Birthday to: Paula Hartsell, Diane Riggsbee Feb. 15; Derrick Rushing, Glenn Yow Feb. 16; Glenn Mabry, Cindy Yow Feb. 17; Wilbert Almond, Rachel Hudson Feb. 18; Ginny Dallaire Feb. 19; Reggie Huneycutt Feb. 20; Dale Almond, Shirley Mullis, Judy Lynch Feb. 21; Michael Haigler Feb. 22; Frances Goodman Feb. 23; Penny Geater, Tony Barbee Feb. 25; Trevor Smith, Vicki Higgins Feb. 28. Locust news is by Sarah White. Call (704) 888-5359.