Daily Archives: 11/02/2021

Clemson mayor marks World Polio Day in city

CLEMSON — At a recent Rotary Club of Clemson meeting, Clemson Mayor Robert Halfacre issued a proclamation naming Oct. 24, 2021, World Polio Day in the city of Clemson.

World Polio Day is a time for the 1.2 million Rotary members in 36,000 clubs throughout the world to come together, recognize the progress in our fight to end polio and talk about the action we need

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Even the best laid plans can go awry

We haven’t had any sort of family vacation for three years until last week, when we went to the beach with my brother for four days. We left Thursday and returned Monday.

When you live on a farm with animals, it takes a lot of strategic planning just to get away. A friend was going to take care of the chihuahua, we were boarding Boomer, our boxer bulldog, and a neighbor was feeding the horses and chickens and the barn cat, Mr.

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And the beat goes on

I guess it would be fair to say that your target audience as a musician has dwindled when your most faithful fan — and harshest critic — is a black and white cat named “Scooter.”

I could blame it on the pandemic, but there are probably other factors involved.

Scooter is a little harder to please than Smokey was. Maybe Smokey is still digging me from up in Cat Heaven, but it’s hard to tell.

Scooter digs some of my stuff. I can tell he’s digging it if he just hangs out on the deck with me for a while after he finishes his supper. It’s a pretty low bar — but he’s a cat.

Anyway, right now I’m feeling a little down because of his reaction to

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Navigating the Medicare annual enrollment period

The annual Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plan enrollment period is here. From Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, millions of people eligible for Medicare can sign up, switch or leave a health care plan to fit their coverage needs for 2022. Websites, online educational events and one-on-one meetings with sales agents are all great ways to learn about your Medicare plan options. Here are some additional tips and considerations as you navigate the Medicare annual enrollment period:

  1. Consider the benefits

It’s important to evaluate innovative benefits offered through

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Electric co-ops host ‘Ride Across SC’

PICKENS — The Electric Cooperative Ride Across South Carolina is a seven-day, 648-mile ride with stops at 18 cooperatives.

Starting on Oct. 25 at Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative and ending in the Lowcountry on Nov. 2, 20 cyclists made their way through the state, building awareness for heart disease and offering heart

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Grand Opening

On Thursday, Oct. 21, owners Angel T. Anfuso and Shawn D. Joseph cut the ribbon on their new business, Pickens Country Florist, located at 207 Garvin St. in Pickens. On hand were family, friends and members of the Greater Pickens Chamber of Commerce board of directors. Whether you need flowers delivered around the world or just around the corner, Pickens Country Florist is here to help. Pickens Country Florist’s experienced professional floral consultants are always happy to help customers select the perfect floral expression. Daily flower deliveries are offered to Pickens, Easley, Liberty, Central, Six Mile, Clemson and Seneca. Pickens Country Florist is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays from 8 a.m.-noon. To order flowers, call (864) 507-3106 or visit

SCDCA helping in wake of Keowee Funeral Services closure

COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) wants to make consumers aware of the closing of Keowee Funeral Services in Seneca.

Consumers who signed preneed funeral contracts with either Keowee Funeral Services or the former Brown-Oglesby Funeral Home

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Courier Community Calendar 11-3-21

• Literacy association book sale is this week

The Pickens Literacy Association will have its semiannual book sale at the Market at the Mill this Wednesday, Nov. 3, through Saturday, Nov. 6.  The sale will be open daily from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Most books are priced at 50 cents or $1 each.  Books will be $5 a box all day on Saturday.

• Baha’is event set at Hampton Library

The Baha’is of Pickens County will host a presentation for the Birth of Baha’u’llah at Easley’s Hampton Memorial Library on Sunday, Nov. 7, from 2:30-3:30 p.m.. The public is invited to join the group in the main meeting room

Courier Obituaries 11-3-21


EASLEY — Mr. Lester John Porter, 99, went to meet his adored savior, Jesus Christ, on Oct. 24, 2021, in his home while surrounded by his loving family.

Born on Aug. 5, 1922, Lester was a devoted member of Rock Springs Baptist Church in Easley for 91 years. He has faithfully served Jesus throughout his long, beautiful life. He was an avid farmer and handy man until his mid-90s. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1943, where he served as a WWII combat medic of the 30th infantry division. He was a bronze star with valor recipient. Following his service, he worked at Duke Power as a welder and taught welding at

Liberty edges out Landrum to advance to Upper State for first time since 2014

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter

LIBERTY — Two sets into its third-round playoff match against Landrum, the Liberty  Red Devil volleyball team seemed poised to advance to the Upper State finals.

The Red Devils (18-1, 11-1 Region I-2A), were up 2-0 after taking the opening sets 25-17 and 25-19, before the Cardinals stormed back to even

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