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FRA installs officers

Fleet Reserve Association Branch 15, made up of Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard veterans from Oconee and Pickens counties, installed officers and board of directors members at its meeting June 19 in Walhalla. Six Mile Mayor Roy Stoddard, a retired Navy captain, presided over the ceremony. Pictured, from left, are board members Tom Smith, Harvey Spencer and Joyce Jones, vice president Larry Jones, president Clyde Albertson, secretary/treasurer Jim Jones, board member Jimmy Hall and Stoddard.

Golf tourney set to help Lakes and Bridges Charter School

EASLEY — Lakes and Bridges Charter School will host its second annual fundraising golf tournament on Monday, Oct.18.

The second annual Tee Up for Dyslexia Fundraising Golf Tournament will be held at Southern Oaks Golf Course in Easley. Check-in will begin at 1 p.m., with a shotgun start at 2 p.m.

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Korean War vets asked to take part in Honor Flight

GREER — The Upstate Honor Flight organization is looking for Korean War veterans in South Carolina as it prepares for a trip to the Korean War Wall of Remembrance on July 27.

The flight is the award for South Carolina raising $200,000 for the 576 South Carolinians who were either killed in action or prisoners of war in the Korean War, according to a press release from retired South Carolina Sen.

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TCTC Veterinary Technology Adoption Day set for Aug. 22

PENDLETON — Tri-County Technical College’s Veterinary Technology Department will hold public-wide pet adoptions on Thursday, July 22, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Halbert Hall on the

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Courier Community Calendar 7-21-21

  • Library offers reading program

 

This year’s summer reading theme at the Pickens County Library is “Tails and Tales.” The program began on June 7 and runs until July 31. All Pickens County residents will receive a postcard in the mail. The postcard will include a list of fun activities to complete and return to the library. To complete the program, participants can choose to read 10 books,

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Pickens Chamber July Member of the Month

Greenbrier Farms was recently announced as the Greater Pickens Chamber of Commerce July Member of the Month. Greenbrier is a second-generation family-owned-and-operated farm spanning 330 acres in Easley. As one of the prominent working farms in Easley, Greenbrier Farms is best known for its commitment to sustainable growing practices for grass-fed and finished beef, pasture-raised pork and seasonal produce. The farm’s onsite event barn hosts a variety of events, including weddings, corporate events, private events and Greenbrier signature events such as their annual plant sale and weekly pizza nights. They bring the farm full circle to any occasion, offering farm-to-table catering and a full-service event staff. For more information about the farm, visit greenbrierfarms.com or follow on Instagram and Facebook. Pictured are chamber representatives Lisa Turnick, Anna Chastain, Debbie Gravely, Liza Holder and Bryan Owens, along with Greenbrier owner Amy Bishop.

Community Calendar 7-14-21

  • Library offers reading program

This year’s summer reading theme at the Pickens County Library is “Tails and Tales.” The program began on June 7 and runs until July 31. All Pickens County residents will receive a postcard in the mail. The postcard will include a list of fun activities to complete and return to the library.

To complete the program, participants can choose to read 10 books, complete 10 activities or a combination of both

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Who are they

Officials at the Clayton Research Room at the Southern Wesleyan University Library have a collection of original pictures that they are attempting to identify. We at the Pickens County Courier thought our readers might be able to help. The two pictures include people from the Pickens County area. If you can identify any of these people, contact Mildred H. Brewer at wycar@aol.com or claytonroom@swu.edu with the name and image number under the picture.

Community Calendar

  • Soapstone to hold fish fry this weekend

 

Soapstone Church invites everyone to a special fundraiser at the church, located at 296 Liberia Road in Pickens, on Saturday, June 19.

The event will feature fine cooking and will be held from noon-8 p.m.

Visitors will enjoy true Southern cooking, including a fish fry, barbecue and fried chicken with all the fixings right from

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DAR honors students for hard work, character

COUNTY — The Fort Prince George Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently honored students from Pickens County schools for their exemplary work and character.

The students were honored May 12 at the Kimberly Hampton Memorial Library in

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