Daily Archives: 01/08/2019

Study: Puzzles, games don’t give brain boost

After being told for years that doing daily crossword puzzles or other types of brain stretchers would help maintain our cognitive abilities, researchers now say it isn’t so.

Specifically, researchers at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland wanted to look at whether “intellectual engagement” can help to offset age-related cognitive decline.

Their conclusion was that late-life ability was based on early life ability and engagement along the way. In other words, the more intellectual ability we start with, the more likely we are to engage in mental activities throughout our lives, so we have a higher

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Courier Obituaries 1-9-19


EASLEY — Mrs. Frances Eubanks Canup, 81, wife of the late Charles Ray Canup, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at her home.

Born in Spartanburg County, a daughter of the late Robert Plato Eubanks and the late Alma Russell Eubanks, Mrs. Canup was a graduate of Landrum High School. She was employed with TG&Y from 1971-1985, Sheriff Appliance from 1985-1987 and Steinmart from 1987-2012. Frances was of the Baptist faith.

Frances always had a heartwarming smile for everyone. She was the rock and head of her family, having taught her children and grandchildren how to make a home. She will be dearly missed.

Surviving are a son, Charles M. Canup (Rose) of Concord, N.C.; two daughters, Cynthia C. Elrod and Christa C. Prevatte (Philip), all of Easley;

Local chiropractor selected for list of top chiropractors of 2018

PICKENS — Dr. Brian Dooley of Pickens has been named one of the Top 33 Chiropractors of 2018 through the Schubel Vision Elite organization.

“Dr Dooley’s efforts at Sherman College of Chiropractic have transformed the student experience into a truly landmark, student-centered experience,” said Dr Liam Schubel, president of Schubel Vision Elite and owner of 20 chiropractic offices in Central and South America. “He is a notable leader today worldwide in creating the highest quality practical educational environment that fully prepares graduates for success in the dynamically changing world of health care.”

Dooley originally hails from New Jersey, and he has been a South Carolina resident since 1997 after living in Atlanta three years following his graduation from Clemson University. In order to provide for his family, Dooley found work in many different disciplines, including home

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Six Mile cloggers audition for ‘America’s Got Talent’

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

SIX MILE — A local clogging team is hoping to show off its talents nationwide.

The team included nine members of the studio’s Footloose team.

HotFoot Studios owner Sharon Finley said Footloose, the studio’s senior team, took part in auditions for “America’s Got Talent” in Charlotte, N.C., on Dec. 15.

“We participated first in Pickens County’s Got Talent,” Finley said.

Pickens County’s Got Talent  was held as part of the county’s “Blue Ribbon Birthday Bash” sesquicentennial celebration Oct. 6 in Easley.

“We competed in Pickens County’s Got Talent,” Finley said. “We won.”

Because of its success, the team was invited to audition for the 14th season of the popular television show, expected to begin later this year on NBC.

“We got what’s called a front of the line pass,” Finley said. “It was really fun and a great opportunity for us.”

A hostess met the team and guided them around the proceedings, she said.

“We learned a lot about behind the scenes of ‘America’s Got Talent,’” Finley said. “We even performed for the entertainers there. We were made to feel really special. It was a great day for us. We had a great time.”

The team will learn sometime between now and March 1 if they’ll be going

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Wood, Smith united at Charles E. Daniel Chapel

Jesse Marguerite Wood and Joshua Bradley Smith were united in marriage on Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Charles E. Daniel Memorial Chapel at Furman University in Greenville. The Rev. Bradley Donald Smith, father of the groom, officiated. Dinner and dancing followed at the Younts Conference Center.

The bride is the daughter of Cynthia and Robert Wood of Pickens. She is the granddaughter of the late Betty and Ron Digby of Greer and Mary and J.R. Wood of Pickens. The bride is a graduate of Pickens High School, Furman University (B.S. in biology), and Clemson University (M.S. in wildlife biology).

The groom is the son of Nancy and Brad Smith of Columbia. He is the

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Easley robotics team earns spot at Arkansas invitational

EASLEY — A homeschool FIRST Lego League robotics team from Easley, the Thunderbolts, has earned a spot at the FIRST Lego League Razorback Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., this May.

The seven-person team of seventh- through ninth-graders won the Champion’s Award at the Tri-County Tech regional qualifier in November. Then they advanced to the West State Championship held at Riverside High School in Greer on Dec. 15, where they won second place overall and first place for robot performance out of 37 teams, securing their spot at the Arkansas tournament. FIRST Lego League teams are part of the FIRST organization and compete in FIRST-sponsored intellectual competitions. The competitions challenge kids to build and program autonomous Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots to complete missions during robot games. Another

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Community Calendar 1-9-19

• Conservatives set to meet in Pickens

The next meeting of the Conservatives of the Upstate will be Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. at Pizza Inn in Pickens. This will be a planning meeting to discuss what action items the group wants to pursue in the next three months. The meeting will last an hour.

The group hopes all will consider attending and help with input as to what

Pete and Sally Smith Foundation donates $100K to Sullivan Center

By Michael Staton
Clemson University

CLEMSON — The Pete and Sally Smith Foundation has committed $100,000 to support Clemson’s Joseph F. Sullivan Center, a nurse-managed clinic located on the university’s campus. Beyond supporting campus wellness for Clemson students, faculty and staff, the Joseph F. Sullivan Center provides outreach to many underserved communities throughout the Upstate of South Carolina through the use of mobile health clinics.

The Sullivan Center has used mobile health clinics for 28 years and is

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Options abound for getting your greens

By Olivia Fowler

For the Courier

There are many varieties of greens available to us all, and almost everyone is familiar with them.

And there are just as many ways to cook them as there are varieties, but this week I thought it would be good to not automatically think of turnip greens as being the first and last word in greens.

Here are some of my favorites, and I hope you’ll find some of these recipes pleasing to the taste buds.

Happy New Year.


Courier Legal Notices 1-9-19









Case No. 2018GC3900060 2018GC3900059

Adrienna Lynn Gerus, Petitioner, vs. G. Richard Thompson, and his heirs Known and Unknown Defendants.


YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED AND REQUIRED to answer the Petition for Guardianship and Conservatorship in this matter, a copy of which was filed in the Probate Court for Pickens County, and to serve a copy of your Answer thereto upon the subscriber, Adam B. Lambert, at his office located