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Mile Creek Baptist Church to celebrate Homecoming and 140 years of ministry

Six Mile — Mile Creek Baptist Homecoming will held on August 26

Mile Creek Baptist Church will be celebrating 140 years of ministry. Old timey dress is encouraged. The Dixon’s will be sing and Jared Dixon will preach.

Friends, family and former members are invited to come out to this special day.

There will be an 11 a.m. service only (no Sunday school or evening service). Homecoming dinner will follow the service.

 

St. Matthias Lutheran Church preschool moves

EASLEY — The preschool program at St. Matthias Lutheran Church (SMLC) has moved.

It was a short move, less than a football field long, but it will reap big benefits for the school.

Planned for a long time, the move from the education wing of the church to the stand alone building, called the Luther Center, will more than double the

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Garrett named teacher of the year at Edwards

CENTRAL — Southern Wesleyan University education graduate Mary Cate Garrett was recently named teacher of the year at R.C. Edwards Middle School.

Garrett, who is the school’s athletics director, teaches sixth- to eighth-grade physical education and health. She is also an assistant softball coach at nearby Daniel High School.

Garrett’s mother was a teacher, so her interest in teaching began at a young age. She recalls teachers who inspired her and impacted her life, including Mary Elizabeth Freeman, a second-grade teacher who cared about her students as she would her own children.

Although the classes she teaches at R.C. Edwards tend to be large, Garrett tries to learn something about each of her students and feels that it’s important to keep the lines of

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‘Call me Grandma’ set for the Hagood Center

PICKENS — The play “Call Me Grandma,” written by Carol Baker, directed by Ethan Cashwell and narrated by Mike Waldrop, will be presented at the Hagood Community Center on Saturday, July 21, at 7 p.m. The cast is made up of Alton Banks, Bucky Hendricks, Mike Hayes, Dale Harward, Lib Cowen,

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YAMs to play in Pickens on Friday

PICKENS — The city of Pickens’ annual spring and summer concert series will continue this week and run through the beginning of September.

The free events, which will be held at the city’s amphitheater at 114 W. Main St., will run from 7-9 p.m.

This Friday, July 20, Sweet Potato Pie Kids and Carolina Blue will be the

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Courier Community Calendar 7-18-18

• Benefit planned for Anita Owens July 28

All are invited to attend a cancer benefit for Anita Owens at the Ooleney Community Building in Pumpkintown on Saturday, July 28. The event will start at 7 a.m. and will run throughout the day. The benefit will include a raffle, door prizes and a yard sale. Hot dog and barbecue plates will be sold at the event, with live music playing throughout. All proceeds from the event will go toward helping Owens with medical expenses.

• Storytelling event scheduled in Clemson

Do you have stories to share? There will be a storytelling gathering on Tuesday, July 24, at 7 p.m. with Clemson Area StoryTellers at the Arts Center of Clemson, located at 212 Butler St. Come to tell your personal stories, folktales, songs, poems and more or just come to listen. Storytellers from beginners to professionals are welcome to an informal, relaxed evening of sharing tales and learning about storytelling. Call (864) 855-6396 for more information.

Clemson Area StoryTellers (CAST) is an all-volunteer arts group dedicated to promoting and preserving the art of storytelling.

• Lusk Memorial Golf Tournament planned

On Sept. 21, The Rock Golf Club and Resort will be the site of the first ever Logan Lusk Memorial Golf Tournament.

Lusk, who was killed last February in an auto accident, will have the event

PHS Class of 1968 holds 50th reunion

The Pickens High School Class of 1968 held its 50th reunion at The Lighthouse in Seneca on June 16. Pictured, front row, from left, are Catherine Hughes Gilstrap, Patricia Alexander Reynolds, Janice Street Stockton, Linda Gillespie Wortman, Norma Cisson Durham, Tommy Bowen, Nancy Wood Bouler, Sharon Trotter Grimes, Belinda Gilstrap Witko, Kay Craig (teacher) and Doug Clamp (principal). and Tretha Simmons Bryant. Second row, Joyce Lewis Bearden, David Beard, Gary Hagood Brightwell, Dianne Townes, Pam Youngblood Martin, Kathy Teague Stipe, Cheryl Lesley Edge, Sandra Shelton Martin, Kathy Hayes Hall, Carolyn Simmons Ross, Joyce Johnson Williams, Donna Banks Godwin, Joyce Cantrell Abercrombie, Linda Bowie, Diane Burgess Paxton and Carolyn Gravely. Third row, Carmen McCollum Neal, Jerry Chastain, Wallace Anderson, Carey Beard, Billy Looper, Pam McCollum Reynolds, Allen Dickard, Wanda Willis Hughes, Audrey Abercrombie Gilstrap, Phyllis Stone Trotter, Jere Rae Anderson Totman, Bob Brazier, Ronnie Jones, Libba Hunt Floyd, Frankie Allgood Summey, Shelby Anderson Anders, Margaret Brewer McJunkin, Eddie Crumpton, Marsha Gibson Miller and Jennie Sue Cassell. In back are Wayne Turner, Hamp Summey, Gary Wimpey, Bobby Roll, Tom Griffin, Steve Anderson, Tommy Ponder and Ronnie Paxton.

 

Community Calendar 7-4-18

• First responders prayer rally planned

On Aug. 2, Cafe Connections will be hosting its third annual First Responders Public Prayer Rally and Appreciation day.  The public is invited to come and be a part of the event. Cafe Connections will feed all the first responders breakfast at 7:30 a.m., and the public prayer rally will begin at 8:30 a.m.

• Clemson Farmers Market to open July 5

The Clemson Farmers Market is planning a variety of activities to keep the holiday week going during First Thursday at the Market from 3-6 p.m. this Thursday, July 5, on the Village Green at Patrick Square in Clemson.

The market features fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, beef, heritage pork, chicken and seafood, local honey, plants

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Jake Bartley Band to play in Pickens July 4

PICKENS — The city of Pickens’ annual spring and summer concert series will continue next week and run through the beginning of September.

The free events, which will be held at the amphitheater at 114 W. Main St., will run from 7-9 p.m.

The Jake Bartley Band will headline the city’s annual Independence Day celebration on Wednesday, July 4, and Jack Greer will take the stage on July 7. On July 20, Sweet Potato Pie

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Courier Calendar 6-27-18

• Clemson Farmers Market to open July 5

The Clemson Farmers Market is planning a variety of activities to keep the holiday week going during First Thursday at the Market from 3-6 p.m. July 5 on the Village Green at Patrick Square in Clemson.

The market features fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, beef, heritage pork, chicken and seafood, local honey, plants and flowers, jams and jellies, goat milk products including dips, fudge, and soaps, baked goods, granola, olive oil, dips and sauces, boiled peanuts, canned goods, veggie baskets and recipes, dog treats and products, premium feeder insects, and artisan crafts. It offers something for everyone. Appalachian Snow will be selling shaved ice to keep shoppers cool.

Music at the Market will feature DJ Twon Austin playing all your summertime favorites, and visitors will also be able to


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