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SOUTH CAROLINAS PREMIER WEEKLY


WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2015

GREER, SOUTH CAROLINA VOL. 102 NO. 19 75 CENTS

Golf fundraiser banks


more than $100,000
BY BILLY CANNADA
EDITOR

FILE PHOTO | THE GREER CITIZEN

Last years Greer High alumni reunion brought more than 600 former Yellow Jackets
to downtown Greer. The event is slated for 7:30 p.m. Saturday night at Greer City Hall.

Greer High alumni


reunion is Saturday
BY BILLY CANNADA
AND WILLIAM BUCHHEIT
Yellow Jackets both near
and far will come together
this weekend, celebrating the annual Greer High
Alumni Reunion on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. at
Greer City Hall.
Reunion
chairperson
Lisa Hawkins Lynn said
more than 600 people attended last years event,
and she is hoping for a re-

peat of that success.


Our purpose is to encourage people to spend
the whole weekend in
Greer, Lynn said. We
want to get people in
downtown Greer especially people that live
away and are coming back
to visit. We want them to
spend money and time
downtown.
Its a family affair, and
were hoping generations
will come, she said. One

of the oldest classes we


had was from the class
of 46, so its just a real
treat for us to be able to
honor them and see them
there. We encourage every
class to get their group together, make reservations
at one of the local restaurants and just spend time
together.
Smith and James, Chelseas and Trims on Trade
will serve as the events
SEE REUNION | A7

Fifty teams and 200


golfers competed for bragging rights and a chance
to help knock out hunger at last Fridays Dick
Brooks Honda Meals on
Wheels Invitational, benefitting Greer Community
Ministires (GCM), at Greer
Country Club.
As a result, more than
$100,000 was raised to
help feed local seniors,
equaling a good portion
of GCMs annual budget.
You
couldnt
have
cooked up a better day
for the tournament, GCM
Executive Director Cindy
Simpler said. I think everybody had a great time.
We have not finalized our
numbers yet, but I know
its the best tournament
weve ever had, just in
terms of total revenue.
Its probably 15 percent of our annual revenue just from that single event, she said. Its
a pretty good chunk of
change. I imagine well
net $75,000 or better and
thats huge.
On the links, the winning team of the morning
session was Geico, with
Tuck & Howell coming in
second and Upstate Septic
finishing third. Rob Gravley Insurance took first

BILLY CANNADA | THE GREER CITIZEN

Local golfers took a swing at hunger at Greer Community


Ministries annual fundraiser last Saturday at Greer
Country Club.
place in the afternoon
session, with Beck Plumbing finishing second and
Springfield Tool & Die finishing third.
Steve Hall had the big
moment of the day, re-

cording a hole-in-one on
hole 13. He won a Garretts Golf Cart and a TaylorMade Rocketblades HP
Iron.
Simpler said it was
SEE GOLF | A7

Under new management


Opry house
to take on
renovations
BY BILLY CANNADA
EDITOR
PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

Wing Fling
Jeremy Adams enjoyed a tasty treat at Wing Fling on Trade
Street last Tuesday. A portion of the events proceeds
benefited Greer Relief.

Changes are coming to


Cannon Street.
The Greer Opry House,
a longtime landmark in
downtown Greer, will soon
see big changes, including
new management.
Robert and Peggy Stew-

art, the facilitys current


managers, have announced
they will be stepping away
from the venue on May 30,
opening the door for Sharon Murry to take the reins
on June 1.
Steve Sandlin will still
own the building and will
invest in renovations to
increase the spaces potential.
Murry said big plans
are already in the works
and the facility will soon
change its name to The
Spinning Jenny.
It will really take on a
whole new life, she said.

Its going to get a facelift on the outside. On


the inside: the walls, the
bathroomseverything is
going to be redone. It will
take a little time, but when
were done it will look completely different. Well still
maintain the elements we
want to keepthe beautiful wood floors, the tile in
the ceiling. Were just going to update it and make
it a little nicer.
Murry said the Greer
Opry Houses new name
pays homage to the textile
industry and the history
of the Upstate.

We still wanted a name


that was fun, young and
modernsomething that
would encompass the idea
of music and dance and
fun events, she said.
The new manager currently teaches theater and
communication
classes
at USC Upstate. She has
worked at art galleries,
directed productions and
planned art events in the
Greenville area. She is hoping to use her art expertise
to enhance the venue.
I really want it to be a
community arts center,
SEE OPRY | A7

Town of Lyman employee announces retirement


BY AMANDA IRWIN
STAFF WRITER
Lyman Town Clerk Dennis Drozdak is retiring after more than a decade of
service.
The
announcement
came during a town council meeting on Monday.
After nearly 13 years
of dedicated service to the
town, our clerk/treasurer
to the town, Dennis Drozdak, has decided that he
is going to retire later this
year. We certainly thank
him for his service, Mayor
Pro-Tem Tony Wyatt said.
Its going to be several
months before the actual

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departure occurs. For all of


you who have the opportunity to work with him and
see the many benefits of
his endeavors through his
work in the town over the
years and the many projects hes been a big part
of, we want to thank you.
Drozdaks
departure
seemed unexpected by
council, who are now
tasked with replacing him
in the coming months.
Drozdak has agreed to
continue serving the city
until a replacement is
found. His tenure with the
city has not gone unnoticed, especially as of late.
Earlier this year, it was

DEATHS

discovered that Drozdaks


phone was allegedly wiretapped, leading the FBI
and SLED to open an investigation, in which no
action has been taken.
Also during his stint
with the city, town residents voted to change to
council-form of government.
Drozdak said he felt like
it was time to make the
change.
It was a good time, he
said. Im turning 65 on
September 27, so I just
figured it would be a good
time to leave. Theyve
changed to council-form of
government, I dont need

INSIDE

to stay on
maybe. Let
them (council) change
clerk/treasurer.
Council
also
took Cramer
time to recognize Lyman resident Ralph
Cramer with the Community Champion Award for
his service.
I cant pass up the opportunity to specifically
mention Ralphs tremendous service to the community through many
means, a lot of it through
the ministries of the
church, Wyatt said.

In appreciation for
your commitment to the
betterment of our community and for your own
unselfishness in acts of
service, Councilmember
Daisy Carter said. Also,
Ralph and Julia (his wife)
have been delivering Mobile Meals to the community for many years. Hes
very valuable to both our
church and Middle Tyger
(Community Center) over
here where he works, and
in his community. He does
numerous acts in his community of kindness for
older people and the citizens.
On Saturday, Lymanfest

NOTABLE

Celebrates Armed Forces


Day will be held on Groce
Street, beginning with the
Walk for a Warrior at 9
a.m. and with festivities
beginning at 10 a.m. The
event is free and open to
the public.
The
next
regularly
scheduled meeting is Monday, June 8 at 6 p.m. at Lyman Town Hall, 84 Groce
Road, however, because
council was unable to take
any action, a special called
meeting later in the week
is likely.
airwin@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

SPORTS

Lymanfest
is this weekend

Mary Magdalene Young


Lamb, 74
Edward Chip Eugene
Kearney, 60
Samuel Harry Williams,
91

FEEDING THE HUNGRY


County pitches
in to donate food

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The Town of Lyman will host Lymanfest


Celebrates Armed Forces Day on Saturday,
beginning with Walk for a Warrior at 9 a.m.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, visit lymansc.gov.

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JUST SHY

Eastsides playoff
run falls short

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877-2076

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COMMUNITY

THE GREER CITIZEN

COMMUNITY
NEWS
GCM NEEDS
CANNED SOUP

Greer Community Ministries is collecting canned


soup for the Food Pantry.
Donations
may
be
dropped off from 8 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday at
738 S. Line St. Ext., Greer.
Visit gcminc.org for more
information.

SHARONS CLOSET NEEDS


SUMMER CLOTHING

Greer Community Ministries Sharons Closet


needs summer clothing
in all sizes from infant to
adult. Donations may be
dropped off from 8 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday at
738 S. Line St. Ext., Greer.
Visit gcminc.org for more
information.

MOW NEEDS
SUMMER DRIVERS

Meals on Wheels needs


summer route drivers for
routes in June to fill in
for vacationing volunteers
and school groups. For
more information, contact
Wendy at 879-2254.

GREER HIGH CLASS


OF 75 40 YEAR REUNION

From 5 7:30 p.m. on


May 16, the Greer High
School Class of 1975s 40
Year Reunion will be held
and will include a meet,
greet and dinner. For more
information,
visit
the
Greer High School 1975
Facebook page or email janevanlaar@yahoo.com.

PURSES WITH PURPOSE


IS MAY 13-16

Middle Tyger Community Centers 8th annual


Purses with Purpose sale
is May 13-16 from 10 a.m.
6 p.m. at the Community Chest Thrift Store, 52
Groce Road, Lyman. The
center is currently taking
donations of purses. All
proceeds benefit District

COMMUNITY
CALENDAR
Calendar deadline is
noon on Tuesdays. All listings are subject to editing
and/or omission due to
space constraints. Please
submit information to
Amanda Irwin at 8772076, email to airwin@
greercitizen.com or mail
to The Greer Citizen P.O.
Box 70 Greer, S.C., 29652.

TODAY, MAY 13
GRACE PLACE in Greer will
have its clothing closet open
from 6-8 p.m. Grace Place is
located at 407 Ridgewood
Drive. I.D. required.
THE AWANAS CLUB at El
Bethel Baptist Church, 313
Jones Ave., Greer, from 6:30
- 8:15 p.m. Kids ages 3-12 are
invited. Call 877-4021.
MTCC TOUR MEETS at the
MTCC, at 84 Groce Road in
Lyman at 10 a.m.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN Voters
of Greenville County meet at
1 p.m. at University Center,
McAlister Square, 225 S.
Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville. Ages 18 and older, men
and women, are invited to
join. Visit the information
monitor at University Center
for the room number.

THURSDAY, MAY 14

Five Family Ministries.


For each purse donated at
Community Chest, donors
receive $1 off their Community Chest Thrift Store
purchase.

information, visit
crossblood.org.

red-

JAILBREAK 5K RUN &


WALK, MAY 23

Cancer survivors and a


guest are invited to a Celebration Reception Dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Friday,
May 15 at Dooley Field,
301 Chandler Road, Greer.
For more information, call
627-8289.
The event is part of Relay for Life of Greer, whichi s the same day. For
more information, visit relayforlife.org/greersc.

The Lexington County


Sheriffs Foundation is
holding its ninth annual
Jailbreak 5K Run & Walk
on Saturday, May 23, at
the Lexington County
Sheriffs Department, 521
Gibson Road, Lexington.
Packet pickup and late
registration begins at 6:15
a.m. and the event begins
at 8 a.m. The Cost is $25
prior to race day and $30
at the event. Anyone interested in participating can
register online at stricklyrunning.com.

LYMANFEST
IS MAY 16

WELLFORD ELECTION
ON JUNE 2

RECEPTION DINNER
FOR CANCER SURVIVORS

As part of Lymanfest,
Lyman will hold a Walk a
Mile for a Warrior Walk in
downtown Lyman on Saturday May 16. The walk
begins at 9 a.m. and the
Festival hours are 9 a.m.
9 p.m. and is open to all
ages. More than 52,000
servicemen and women
have been injured in the
recent military conflicts,
in addition to as many as
400,000 service members
living with combat-related stress, depression
and post-traumatic stress
disorder. Lymanfest Celebrates Armed Forces Day
Festival will begin immediately following the walk
and will include entertainment, free rides and activities through out the day.
For question or more information, call 439-3453
or visit lymanfest.com.

AMERICAN RED CROSS


ASKS FOR BLOOD DONORS

The American Red Cross


is asking eligible donors
to give blood in the weeks
leading up to summer to
prevent a seasonal decline
in donations. An upcoming blood donation opportunity will be on May
29 from noon 4 p.m. in
Spartanburg at the Tomas
E. Hannah Family YMCA,
151 Ribault St. For more

MONDAY, MAY 18
THE NEVER ALONE GROUP
OF NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS
at 7 p.m. at the Greer Recreational Center.
GRACE PLACE IN Greer will
have its mini-mall open from
10 a.m. - noon. Grace Place
is located at 407 Ridgewood
Drive. I.D. required.

TUESDAY, MAY 19
GRACE PLACE in Greer will
have its clothing closet open
from 6-8 p.m. Grace Place is
located at 407 Ridgewood
Drive. I.D. required.
GAP CREEK SINGERS will
rehearse from 7:30-9 p.m.
at The Church of the Good
Shepherd, 200 Jason St.,
Greer. For further information contact Wesley Welsh,
President, at 877-5955.
BARBERSHOP HARMONY
CHAPTER at 7 p.m. at Memorial United Methodist Church,
201 N. Main St., Greer. Call
877-1352.
DISABLED AMERICAN
VETERANS and Auxiliary
at 7 p.m., 721 E. Poinsett St.,
Woodmen of the World. Call
Preston Johnson at 979-7758.
THE NEVER ALONE GROUP
OF NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS
at 7 p.m. at the Greer Recreational Center.
THE LIONS CLUB at Lake
View Steak House, Higway 14
at 5:30 p.m.
THE SOAR LUNCHEON from
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Victor Gym.
Bring a covered dish and/or
dessert.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20

KIWANIS CLUB AT 6:30 p.m.


at Laurendas Family Restaurant. Call Charmaine Helfrich
at 349-1707.
TRADITIONAL RUG HOOKING guild meet at Spalding
Farm Clubhouse off Highway
14 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Contact Betsy McLeod at
270-1164 or email Patty Yoder
at scupstatehooking@gmail.
com

GRACE PLACE in Greer will


have its clothing closet open
from 6-8 p.m. Grace Place is
located at 407 Ridgewood
Drive. I.D. required.
THE AWANAS CLUB at El
Bethel Baptist Church, 313
Jones Ave., Greer, from 6:30
- 8:15 p.m. Kids ages 3-12 are
invited. Call 877-4021.

SATURDAY, MAY 16

THURSDAY, MAY 21

COMMUNITY FOOD BANK


10 -11:30 a.m. at Calvary
Christian Fellowship, 2455
Locust Hill Road, Taylors.
Limited supplies available on
a first come, first serve basis.
KINGDOM ASSEMBLY OUTREACH Center will be handing out free groceries to qualified applicants from 10 a.m.
- noon at 3315 Brushy Creek
Road, Greer. Call 848-2728 or
visit kingdomaoc.com.

THE TAYLORS LIONS Club


at 6 p.m. at the Clubhouse,
500 East Main St., Taylors. Call
Allen Culver at 350-6939.
THE TAYLORS LIONS Club
at noon at the Taylors First
Baptist Church Ministry Center (old Post Office) on Main
Street, Taylors. The meeting
will last approximately one
hour. Call Jerry Hatley at
268-0567.

The Town of Wellford


is holding an election on
June 2 for the mayors
seat and two council seats.
Although there are four
precincts within Wellford
city limits that are eligible
to vote Fairforest Elementary School, Lyman
Town Hall, Startex Fire
Station and Wellford Baptist Church all voters
regardless of precinct will
cast ballots at the Wellford
Baptist Church, 355 Syphrit Road, Wellford.

GOLF FOR RELIEF


ON JUNE 15

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2015

YARDS OF THE MONTH

The event benefits Greer


Relief and raises money to
prevent hunger and homelessness in the Greer area.
Proper golf attire is required and the event will
be held at Willow Creek
Golf Club. Registration
and lunch are from 11:30
a.m. 12:45 p.m. and the
shotgun start is at 1 p.m.
with captains choice format. The cost is $100 per
individuals and $400 per
team. Visit greerrelief.org
for more information.

ICAN BIKE CAMP


AUGUST 3-7

Eastside Family YMCAs


iCan Bike Camp is August
3-7 at Taylors First Baptist Church. The camp is
to teach individuals with
disabilities mobility by
teaching them how to ride
a bike. The cost is $50 and
includes a new bike, helmet and a week of camp.
Rider registration is open
and volunteers are needed. For more information,
contact Lindsay Buckles
at lbuckles@ymcagreenville.org or 292-2790.

PHOTOS | SUBMITTED

Above: The Primrose Garden Clubs Residential Yard of


the Month went to Greg and Rita Bell of 200 Laurel Road.
Below: the Business Yard of the Month went to Wild Ace
Pizza & Pub, located on Depot Street in downtown Greer.

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wednesday, May 13, 2015

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MTCC event raises over $48,000


We certainly cant

By Amanda Irwin
Staff Writer

Photo | Submitted

Greer High student Essence Mariah Ballenger was crowned


Miss Blue Revue 2015. She was one of five ladies presented
at the Blue Revue Debutante ball by the Nu Delta Zeta
sorority on May 3.

Five Debutantes
presented at
Blue Revue Ball
Nu Delta Zeta Chapter
(Greer, Taylors and Travelers Rest) presented five
debutantes and six subdebutantes at the Blue
Revue Debutante Ball held
May 3, 2015 at the Ray and
Joan Kroc Corp Community Center in Greenville.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority,
Incorporated was founded
on the tenants of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood
and Finer Womanhood.
The ladies involved
participated in a variety
of challenging personalgrowth workshops and enhancement activities.
This occasion commemorates the debut of the following accomplished ladies as 2015 Debutantes:
Miss Essence Mariah Ballenger was crowned Miss
Blue Revue 2015.
She
is a junior at Greer High
School, is the daughter of
Mr. Jeffrey Ballenger and
the late Mrs. Marlene Ballenger. She was escorted
by Chinedu Uzor.
Miss Audrianna Malliyah
Cureton is the daughter
of Ms. Jackie Downs and
Mr. Eric Cureton. She is a
junior at J.L. Mann High
School and was escorted
by Cameron Johnson.
Miss Marissa Christine
Davis, a senior at Riverside High School, is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Kenneth Davis. She is a
senior at Riverside High
School. She was escorted
by Cameren McNab.
Miss Zhane McKenzie
Nash, is the daughter of
Ms. Jackie Booker-Nash
and Mr. Bobby Nash. She is
a junior at Greenville High
School and was escorted
by DMazia Gordon-Davis
Miss Jocelyn Erykah
Smith, the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Bruce Mosely, is a
junior at Classical Conversations Home School. She
was escorted by Jaquez
Mosely.

In addition, six Classy


Pearl sub-debutantes were
introduced during the
2015 Blue Revue Debutante Ball.
Little
Miss
QNique
Yolanda Chambers is the
daughter of Ms. Inneka
Chambers. She is a third
grade student at Cherrydale Elementary School.
Little Miss Essence J. B.
Cunningham is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy
Cunningham. She is a fifth
grade student at Cherrydale Elementary School.
Little Miss Anaya Tyisha
Dillard is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Tyrone Dillard
and is a fourth grade student at Robert E. Cashion
Elementary School.
Little Miss Demetria Dillard is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Tyrone Dillard.
She is a fifth grade student
at Lead Academy Charter
School.
Little
Miss
Temple
Naalyiah
Dunlap
was
crowned Miss Classy Pearl
2015. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaiah
Dunlap. She is a third
grade student at Crosswell
Elementary School.
Little Miss Kiyana Jackson is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Randy Jackson.
She is a fifth grade student
at Cherrydale Elementary
School.
Proceeds from the debutante ball provide scholarships to area students and
support local community
service projects.
The coordinators of this
years event were Mrs. Teresa Waddell James and
Mrs. Levelle B. Marshall.
The president of the Nu
Delta Zeta Chapter is Ms.
Pamela B. Kelley.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
was founded Jan. 16, 1920,
on the campus of Howard
University in Washington.

operate on fun
events alone, but
that helps.

On par with last years


results, the sixth annual
Rolling on the River evemt,
benefiting District Five
Family Ministries Middle
Tyger Community Center
(MTCC), is expected to
bring in nearly $50,000.
I can tell you weve
raised just over $48,000,
Lisa Hall said.
However, the funds
raised during from the
May 2 Rolling on the River
event are just a drop in the
bucket specifically 5 percent of the MTCCs total
operating budget of $1.1
million needed to maintain the services and programs District Five Family
Ministries provides to lowincome families.
We
certainly
cant
operate on fun events
alone, but that helps. The
$50,000
unencumbered
goes right into our budget
so we can use that $50,000
we raise however we need
it, Hall said in a previous
interview. Many times
grants limit you on which

Lisa Hall

MTCC Communications Director

programs and services


you can use it for. When
we have events like this,
thats the reason we do
it. That, and not only do
we raise money, we raise
awareness.
MTCC services, programs and assistance include a food pantry, secondhand clothing store,
several programs and services that benefit clients,
including the Prom Project
and Purses for a Cause,
utilities assistance, financial education, resource
referrals, adolescent family life support programs,
child care services for
adolescent and low-income parents, adult GED

Country

the majority of the money.


The night of the event we
raised over $9,000 on the
auction items the live
and silent auction.
Although Rolling on the
River is the MTCCs largest fundraising event each
year, the non-profit continues its fundraising efforts
year-round. To learn more
about MTCC or to donate,
visit middletyger.org.
airwin@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

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everything Must Go!


Call Peggy at 864-877-3902
Visit us at www.greeropryhouse.5u.com
Foot-stomping, hand-clapping music

Thank You!
We are extremely grateful for your partnerships.

2015 Sponsors
PARTNERS

STI

Capital Corporation

International Ofce Products/Modular Millwork


PLATINUM
JM&A Group

GOLF BALLS
GEICO
Endeavor Insurance
AR Funding
SunTrust Bank
SNACK CARTS
Greer Flooring
Miller HVAC
GOLF SHIRTS
Unity Logistics

FOOD TENT
Family Dental Health

309 Northview Drive Greer


848-1935

courses, adult literacy


and English for non-English speakers classes, and
counseling and health and
pediatric services for lowincome families.
We thank everybody
that came out and enjoyed
the event, she said. Primarily, we would love to
reach out to the sponsors,
thats where the majority
of our funds came from
was sponsors that sponsored the event, thats
how we were able to raise

GOLD
ASI Hardwood
Allstate Brad Hughes
CPW
DMX Transportation, Inc.
Eastern Industrial Supplies
Greer State Bank
SCI Electronics
SK Builders
Springeld Tool & Die
STM Trailers
Upstate Septic/Dr. Flush
Williamson and Company

BUY A HOLE
Arthur J. Gallagher
Greenville Contract Packaging
Greenville Health System
Intelli-NET
Langston Black Realty
Plumley Trucking
Sargents of Chicago

CONTEST SPONSORS
Americas Auto Auction
Capital Bank
CB&L
Cherry Bekaert
D&D Motors
Kia of Greer
Nichols Sandblasting and Painting
ScanSource
Swafford Transport and Warehouse
Trilogy Salon and Spa
IN KIND
Benson Automotive
Charter Spectrum
Five Star PHC
Image USA
Pepsi
US Foods

Special thanks to our very own Super Hero Brent Jones for his tireless and unwavering
support of Greer Community Ministries and our annual golf tournament.

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OPINION
The Greer Citizen

A4 THE GREER CITIZEN

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2015

A birthday celebration for two

his past week has seen the shared


birthday of my two favorite ladies:
my mother in law, Christine, and my
dearest daughter, our Jack Russell, Bonnie.
Both born May 7, 80 years apart.
Christine turned 94 and Bonnie I am
delighted to report having been diagnosed with the beginnings of an enlarged heart 4 years ago turned 14.
Both gals are still going strong,
including one having just killed a nice,
juicy rat in the tack room this morning
by holding the rodent clamped tightly
between her nearly toothless jaws and
shaking her head so vigorously that the
neck snapped like a dry twig.
That would have been Bonnie, by the
way.
Not that Christine couldnt should
she be so inclined, but the only time,
really, Ive ever seen her exhibit terrierlike behavior is the way she goes after
marzipan icing. And she has marvelous,
gleaming, teeth, the product of a healthy
Dutch heritage, including ingesting airplane hangars full of gouda cheese.
Christine, when asked, wanted the
most intimate affair for a birthday lunch

...The fact remains that

IM JUST
SAYING
PAM STONE
with those little thin pizzas we had
at your house one day (Palermos), so
Palermos pizza she had, as did Bonnie,
sitting next to her at the table, party hat
slightly askew and following with her
eyes every round trip Christines fork
made to her mouth.
Just try telling a 1921 European model
its OK to eat pizza with your hands.
Aint gonna happen.
Bonnie always gets a slice of birthday
cake each year (yes, at the table) and is
quite aggressive about not sharing it
with Rosie. Im the same way with Paul,
but Christine is happy to share with
anyone.
We had a charmingly small cake baked
and topped with a fat, pink, sugared
rose blossom and real roses, fresh from
the garden, encircling the cake stand.
An untouched tea pot, its piping hot

birthdays should be embraced.


Relished. Celebrated! Because
we all want to live long lives,
dont we? Well, you cant live a
long life without getting older,
can you?
contents going luke warm, lost out to an
opened and chilled bottle of bubbly.
It got me to thinking, looking around
the table at us all... Paul and I are middle
aged (and I intend to say that until Im
80), Christine is 94 and Bonnie, in dog
years, is 98. W
hile Father Time is quite a bugger taking away things like independence and
balance and being able to jump out of a
chair quickly to dash across a room, the
fact remains that birthdays should be
embraced. Relished. Celebrated! Because
we all want to live long lives, dont we?

Bonnie and Christine


Well, you cant live a long life without
getting older, can you?
How lovely, I thought, looking round
our rustic pine table, adorned with
old-fashioned, vintage, rose china and
topped off glasses of champagne. How
lovely that we are all growing older,
together.

THE UPPER ROOM

CURIOUSLY
AMANDA

A
Homesick
Scout

AMANDA IRWIN
Staff reporter

Cat
burglar

Read John 13:34-35

eloved, since God loved us


so much, we also ought to
love one another.- 1 John
4:11 (NRSV)
I remember one year at Cub
Scout summer camp we had a
boy who wanted to go home.
We were only one day into
the week-long camp, but this
was his first time away from
home. He missed his parents
and was always trying to call
them. With the help of camp
staff and some older scouts,
we managed to convince him
to stay at least until Wednesday evening. The older scouts
worked really hard to include
him in every activity. By
Wednesday he had forgotten all
about going home.

God loved us even


before we were born.
Because of that love we
come to know what love
is...
At first this boy had no
desire to be at camp. But the
love, care, and outreach of
others scouts and adult leaders
won him over.
Gods love for us is like
what that boy experienced.
God loved us even before we
were born. Because of that love
we come to know what love is
and learn how to share it with
all Gods people. After all,
since God loves everyone how
can we not try to do the same?
Prayer: Dear God, we thank
you for your love. Help us try
to love others as you love them.
Amen.
Thought for the day: Gods
love is abundant and enough
for us all.

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State senate needs to hop


on open government push
Reforms to the states Freedom of Information Act are once again in a precarious position,
but theres still a chance for the state legislature
to make needed changes.
The measure, sponsored by S.C. Rep. Bill
Taylor, R-Aiken, has been approved by the S.C.
House, but has only been heard in subcommittee in the S.C. Senate. The proposal makes several needed changes in the states public records
law, including clarifying how quickly governments must respond to public records requests
and preventing them from charging excessive
fees. It also creates an Office of Freedom of Information Act to resolve disputes when agencies refuse to release records.
This isnt the first attempt by Taylor to bring
greater transparency to South Carolina government, and despite remaining optimistic, he also
recognizes the deadlines facing the actual passage of the bill.
Its very late in the session with very few
days left. The Senate doesnt have the capacity to consider bills in a timely fashion, Taylor
said.
Particularly in this instance, the Senate
shouldnt pride themselves on being the deliberative body. Members of the Senate must
recognize why Taylor and other supporters of
the bill call this the peoples bill because its
a needed step in transparent government. Lets
hope the Senates Judiciary Subcommittee, of
which S.C. Tom Young, R-Aiken, is a member,
is able to move the bill to full committee, and
ultimately to the Senate floor for debate.
This is a bill thats been highly vetted going
on five years now. It was also scrutinized as
part of the Houses ad hoc committee on ethics.
There shouldnt be any surprises here. Anyone
with a vested interest, particularly members
of the public, media organizations such as the
South Carolina Press Association and law enforcement, have also already given hours of testimony on this, which should make it a much

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Keeping the public in the dark


when it comes to information they
clearly should have access to has
for too long been the status quo in
South Carolina.
easier decision.
There shouldnt be much confusion on the issue. However, as Bill Rogers, executive director
of the states Press Association rightly noted after attending a hearing on the issue on Wednesday, some clearly still misconstrue the bills
language.
I think there are those who would like to
drag this out and kill it, Rogers said. This bill
has been hanging around for years. It needs to
be passed. The public should be outraged.
The Senate certainly has a significant amount
of measures already on its plate, especially given that many of its top priorities infrastructure, ethics reform and domestic violence laws
have essentially languished. Deliberation isnt
necessarily a bad thing, but when a body moves
at a glacial pace, it slows down or even stops
quality legislation from passing. If the Senate
does fail to take it up, the silver lining is that if
the Judiciary Committee passes it, the bill will
be on their legislative calendar for next year.
That would still be a major step in the right direction.
Keeping the public in the dark when it comes
to information they clearly should have access
to has for too long been the status quo in South
Carolina. Its time for the General Assembly to
change that mentality and bring more sunshine
to state government.
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ast week I had quite the


scare.
Before heading home
from work, Waqas called me
in a panic and said, I think
someone broke into the
house and I cant find the
cats. Initially, I thought he
was overreacting, but then he
described the scene a bit like
this: I walked in and the cats
didnt meet me at the door
(complete silence in our house
is alarming). When I walked
into the bedroom, the air
conditioning unit was knocked
out of the window; the curtain
and rod were ripped out of the
wall, lying on the floor. The
window was slightly cracked,
but nothing appeared to be
missing - except the cats.
Someone stole the cats.
From an outside perspective,
this sounds insane someone broke in, passed by the
60-inch television and jewelry
box (the only items of value
we have) and instead stole our
cats.
While driving home in a
panic, I insanely demanded
Waqas to check the oven,
washer, dryer and chimney for
the cats in case they magically
grew opposable thumbs or
took up chimney scaling. All
the while all I could think was:
Why didnt they steal the stray
outside our house instead?
When I got home I scoured
the house searching for
Captain and Monkey, double
checking behind Waqas.
Finally, when I pulled out the
fabric covered dining chair
and looked underneath, there
Captain was - stuck inside the
handle of a paper bag clinging
for his life to the underside
of the chair. As I frantically
searched for Monkey I heard
a small whimper, eventually
finding her in the laundry
room stuck behind the washer
and dryer. The entire night
both cats remained on edge,
jumping at every sound and
movement.
Although it was plausible
the cats freaked themselves
out, I was still convinced
someone broke in - that was
until earlier this week when
it all happened again and we
were home to witness the
disasters that are my cats.
My cats really are that dumb,
and Im that irrational.

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BUSINESS
The Greer Citizen

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015

THE GREER CITIZEN

A5

Business eyeing location on Trade


PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

Awaiting arrival
Construction continues on the new Greer Aldi, located on
Wade Hampton Boulevard at Poinsett Street. It is set to
open in the fall.

RED Day coming


to GCM May 14
Keller Williams Realty
Inc., located in Greenville
County, will shut down its
offices on Thursday, May
14, and associates will report to Greer Community
Ministries (GCM) for RED
(Renew, Energize, Donate)
Day.
RED Day is the international companys annual
day of service, dedicated
to renewing, energizing
and donating to local communities where agents
live.
Agents will work in every facet of GCMs four
programs, as well as provide mulch, flowers, and
labor outside the facility.
Agents are currently gathering food and clothing
donations that they will
help sort and put away
that day.
They will work in the
kitchen on the line preparing meals for delivery and
all 21 Meals on Wheels
routes will be driven by
Keller Williams agents

that day. Associates will


also provide entertainment and lunch for Senior
Dining clients that day.
We are beyond grateful
that Keller Williams has
chosen us for their annual RED Day, said Cindy
Simpler, GCM executive director. Not only are they
providing manpower that
day, agents Tanisha Brissie, Gary Bannon, and Garry Stahl have met with us
several times over the past
two months asking for the
specific tasks that would
help us the most.
Since the first RED Day
in 2009, Keller Williams
associates have given
hundreds of thousands
of hours of community
service through activities
ranging from food and
blood drives to rebuilding homes and schools for
community members in
need. For more information about RED Day, visit
kw.com/kw/redday.

Requested
changes
approved
BY AMANDA IRWIN
STAFF WRITER
The Greer Board of Architectural Review (BAR)
approved structural and
architectural changes to
property located at 201
Trade St. this week, but
the topic raised issues of
communication.
Business owner Brian
Brigham addressed the
board
with
proposed
changes for her impending location, which would
be home to The Galleries
of Brian Brigham. She approached the board with
requests to place a vertical 12-foot sign on the

building with the business name, in addition


to removing the current
exterior light fixtures and
installing two 48-inch antique lanterns, which are
originally from Grand
Central Station. The board
approved both requests,
also permitting the glass
and aluminum doors to
be replaced with two large
wooden doors.
The board voted against
allowing the brick on the
front or sides of the building to be painted. It will
also not allow significant
tile work in the entrance of
the building, which spells
out the word Smith, to
be removed or altered.
It is believed the Trade
Street building was constructed after 1922 by
T.E. Smith and served as
Stewarts Furniture Outlet.
Several businesses have
resided in the space, most
recently Caris Creations.

I think there needs to


be a policy established
with the City of Greer that,
before permits are issued
for construction in Downtown Historic District,
changes to the exterior
of the buildings need to
come before this board for
approval, BAR member
David Langley said. Weve
got an investor whos invested money in the building and has already started
doing work. Then theyre
coming to us for approval
after the fact after they
bought the building, after
they invested money in it
and then were having to
be the bad guy here.
The board didnt produce a solution as to how
to address the matter, but
it was brought to the attention of staff, via Pace,
as a concern.
I think hes right because most of the things I
have found out about the

building, like I cant have


more than 3,000 square
feet of retail upstairs, I
didnt know until after the
building was bought, said
Brigham. I can go on and
list several other things
that I did not know about
that I was restricted to until after I purchased the
building. I have felt pretty
discouraged Theres just
a number of items that
have come up that I really
believe people need to be
informed of this before
they close and promise to
pay a huge price for these
buildings.
The
next
regularly
scheduled BAR meeting
is at 10 a.m. on June 9 at
Greer City Hall. Visit the
City of Greers Planning
and Zoning Division Facebook page for more information.
airwin@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

Out of step with


the Baby Steps
Q: My husband and
I have been following
your plan. We just paid
cash for our new home
after selling the old one,
so were out of the Baby
Steps. But weve still got
about $50,000 in student
loan debt hanging over
our heads. We make over
$100,000 a year combined, so how would you
suggest handling this?
DR: Whoa, hang on a
minute! I think youre a
little confused about the
steps in my plan. Youre
not out of the Baby Steps
quite yet. You just got
Baby Step 6, which is pay
off your mortgage, done
ahead of time.
Go back to Baby Step
2, which involves paying
off all your debt except
for your house, and take
care of the student loans.
After that, if you havent
already, move to Baby
Step 3 and set aside a

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Step 4 is investing 15
percent of your income
for retirement, and Baby
Step 5 means putting
aside money for the kids
college education if you
have kids. The seventh
Baby Step is building
wealth and giving.
I hope that helps
straighten things out. The
good news is you wont
have to fight through
a house payment while
youre paying off the
student loan debt.
Other than getting the
sequence mixed up, you
guys are doing great!

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RELIGION
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A6

THE GREER CITIZEN

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2015

Abner Creek Baptist to host annual tractor show


BY KATIE CRUICE SMITH
FOR THE GREER CITIZEN
On Saturday, May 30,
tractors across the Upstate
will be pulling into Abner
Creek Baptist Church for
the first Power from the
Past Tractor Show.
But this isnt the first
show for the Foothills Antique Power Association,
which has been providing
an opportunity for tractor
enthusiasts to show off
their antiques and other
collectibles for the past 25
years.
Weve been at the Spartanburg Fairgrounds for
a long time, said David
Moss, president for the
club and a member at
Abner Creek. But Abner
Creek is more convenient
to Highway 101 and easy
access to 85. Plus, we decided to move it from Memorial Day weekend to the
weekend after when more
people are in town.
Moss approached Pas-

tor Scott Ogle about having the tractor show at the


church, and Ogle jumped
at another opportunity to
reach out to the community.
We want to provide
for the community, said
Ogle. Abner Creek Baptist Church has 20 plus
acres that are fitting for
a community event. Plus,
we can provide the man
power through church volunteers.
Unlike a typical car
show, the tractor show
is not a competition but
rather an opportunity for
each member to show off
their antique tractors, hit
and miss engines, garden
tractors, and other unique
items. In addition, there
will be a swap and shop,
where people can purchase or trade items with
each other.
There will also be activities for the kids, including
bounce houses and other
carnival-type games. Food

will also be available. Gospel and Blue Grass music


will accompany the event.
There is a $10 fee for
vendors, but exhibitors
and spectators are free.
We average 150 exhibitors each year, and
some bring more than one
[item], said Moss. We
are expecting over 100
tractors this year.
Moss started the club
25 years ago with three
other men, who enjoyed
getting together to discuss
tractors. But then Moss
stepped out of the club
for awhile, focusing on
other things. Three years
ago, he decided to rejoin
and was voted in as president. The club of four has
now grown to over 200
members, who meet on
the second Tuesday of every month at The Junction
in Spartanburg. At 6 p.m.,
they enjoy a meal together, and then the meeting
begins at 7 p.m. Annual
membership dues are $15

for a single membership


and $20 for a family.
The Power from the
Past event has grown so
large that it needed the
space that Abner Creek is
able to offer and will continue to offer as the event
continues to draw more
people.
We are hoping to make

this an annual event in the


spring, said Ogle. Its
a way to serve the community and expose them
to a church in their community. And its a way to
serve without making a
large contribution but using what we have.
The Power from the
Past event will begin at 8

a.m. and last until 4 p.m.,


although the inflatables
and games will only be
available for part of the
time.
Abner Creek Baptist is located at 2461 Abner Creek
Rd. in Greer. For more information about the event,
visit fapasc.com.

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More than 87,000 cans of food were collected in Greenville over the weekend to help
stamp out hunger as part of a statewide effort.

Residents team up
to stamp out hunger
On Saturday, May 9,
Harvest Hope Food Bank
joined forces with the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) to help
Stamp Out Hunger across
20 South Carolina counties.
In Greenville, Harvest
Hope had staff and volunteers at seven Greater
Greenville Area post offices, collecting 87,198
pounds of food, enough to
provide 67,075 meals. Last

CHURCH
NEWS
MOORES CHAPEL BAPTIST
BBQ COOK-OFF

Beginning at 8 a.m., on
May 23, Moores Chapel
Baptist Church is holding
a Backyard Challenge BBQ
Cook-Off at 113 S. Moore
St., Duncan. The event is
free to the public. BBQ
contestants can enter for
$50 and vendors can have
booths for $25 and should
register by May 15. Contact Natarsha Owens at
630-9616 or Erica Jackson
at 612-2876 for more information.

GOLDEN HEARTS
CALENDAR

The Golden Hearts are


planning a spring trip to
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
from May 18-21 (three
nights and four days). The
group plans to attend two
shows: Country Tonite
and Hit Parade. They will
be eating out, shopping,
having a pizza party and
enjoying plenty of good
Christian
fellowship
during the week. Holly
Springs Baptist Church
and Mt Lebanon Baptist Church seniors will
join the Apalache Baptist
Church seniors on this
trip. The seniors will meet
at Chick-fil-A in Greer on
May 28 (6 p.m.) for an evening meal.

year, the Stamp Out Hunger food drive in Greenville


collected 78,000 pounds.
Greenville letter carriers
collected food donations
left at mailboxes as they
delivered mail and delivered to Harvest Hope staff
and at area post offices.
The results from Saturday,
May 9 Stamp Out Hunger
at Greenville area post
offices were: Washington Street (24,415), Lauren Road (7,709), Taylors

VICTORIAN HILLS YARD


SALE AND SINGING

Victorian Hills Community Church, located


at 209 Victor Ave ext in
Greer, will host a yard sale
on Saturday May 16 from
7 a.m. until 2 p.m. In addition to the yard sale,
the church will be selling
breakfast items and hot
dogs at lunch while supplies last. For more information call 877-3981.
Victorian Hills will also be
having a fifth Sunday singing on May 31 during the
11 a.m. worship service
featuring southern gospel
group, Eastern Sky. A love
offering will be taken.

GLAD TIDINGS TABERNACLE


CHURCH YARD SALE

A church yard sale will


be held Saturday, May 16
from 7 a.m.-until at Glad
Tidings Tabernacle, across
from Ryans on Poinsett
Street in Greer. There will
be miscellaneous items
and clothes. All proceeds
will go to buy new tables
for the Fellowship Hall.

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4th Annual

Camp Oneal
Family Farm Show
May 16, 2015
8:00 AM 4:00 PM
3723 Hwy 101 N. Greer SC (Oneal Community)
Admission $5.00 12 and under Free

Special Exhibits by Palmetto Upstate Chapter


(American Truck Historical Society)

Antique Trucks
Arts & Crafts
Food (including Breakfast)
Hayride
Homemade Ice Cream

Kid Zone
Parade of Power
Prize Drawings
Singing (all day)
Tractors & Farm Antiques

FREE ADMISSION - Military members, active or retired, with valid Military ID.

FREE BENEFIT SINGING


Friday May 15 at 7:00 PM.

A love offering will be collected to help a family in need.

Music will be provided by The Sheltons and Anointed Witness.


Our food court will be selling BBQ, hot dogs, chips, drinks and more.

*No alcoholic beverages allowed on property.


For more information call:
Greg & Earline Pittman
864-303-4368 OR 864-895-2142

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Pastor:
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OBITUARIES
The Greer Citizen

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2015

Mary Magdalene
Young Lamb
Mary Magdalene Young
Lamb, 74, passed away in
Greer, South Carolina, on
Friday, May 8, 2015.
Born March 14, 1941,
in Cadet, Missouri, she is
predeceased by her parents, Winfield B. and Mary
G. (Schmidt) Young and
brothers Frank and Tony
Young.
She is survived by seven
children, John and wife
Leslie, Glynn, Janet and
husband David Laub, Rebecca and husband Brooks
Waldrop, Gary, David, and
Ted; three grandchildren,
Megan Lamb and Nolan
and Wyatt Waldrop; two
brothers, Neil and Greg
and wife Carole; two sisters Jane and husband
Paul Harvey and Bernadette Boyer.
Mary was an active
member of Prince of Peace
Catholic Church in Taylors, S.C., an avid reader
and a devoted mother and
grandmother.
Visitation occurred on
Tuesday, May 12, from 48 p.m. at Moore Funeral
Home in Potosi, Missouri,
with funeral services and
burial on Wednesday,
May 13, at 10 a.m. at St.
Joachim Church in Cadet.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made
in Marys memory to St.
Joachim Church in Cadet.
Online condolences may
be made at thewoodmortuary.com.

THE GREER CITIZEN A7

Edward Chip
Eugene Kearney

A native of Charlotte,
North Carolina, son of the
late Charley and Eva Greer
Williams, he was a retired
Edward Chip Eugene U.S. Navy WWII Veteran, a
Kearney, born Oct. 8, 1954, former employee of MayGreer Senior Expo
in Union, passed away in fair Mills and a member
April, 2015.
of Victor Baptist Church.
He attended Jonesville He was a mason and memHigh School, Spartanburg ber of the Bailey Masonic
Technical College and was Lodge #146.
a retired welder for GE in
Surviving are two sons,
Greenville.
Samuel Boyce Williams
He was predeceased by (Ann) of Taylors and
his parents, M.B. Buck Charles Stephen Williams
and Meredith B. Kearney.
of Greer; two grandchilHe is survived by a son, dren,
Keith
Williams
Justin Fowler (Molly) and (Casey) and Kevin Williams
two grandsons, Jace and (Jennifer); and five greatJakub; and sisters, Carol grandchildren,
Ansley,
Kearney Matney (Don) of Brayden, Madelyn, Bennett
High Point, North Carolina and Emeli.
and Laura Kearney White
Mr. Williams was prede(Billy) of Greer. He was ceased by two brothers,
blessed with three neph- Buford Williams and Walews and two nieces and ter Williams and one sistheir children.
ter, Clarese McCoy.
We all loved him and will
Funeral services were
miss his deep voice sing- held at 2 p.m. Tuesday,
ing and playing guitar in May 12, at Victor Baptist
our jam sessions.
Church, conducted by Rev.
The family will receive Ken Vickery. Burial folfriends, Saturday, May lowed in Hillcrest Memo16, 2015, from 2-4 p.m. at ry Gardens with Military
Wood Mortuary, 300 West Honors.
Poinsett St., Greer, S.C.
Honorary escort was the
Online condolences may Adult #3 Sunday School
be made to thewoodmor- Class.
tuary.com.
Visitation was held from
12:30-1:45 p.m. Tuesday
at the church.
Samuel H. Williams
The families are at their
respective homes.
Samuel Harry Williams,
Memorials may be made
91, of 138 New Woodruff to Victor Baptist Church,
Road, widow- P.O. Box 1147, Greer, S.C.,
er of Octavia 29652.
Smith Williams,
Online condolences may
died May 8, 2015, at his be made at thewoodmorhome.
tuary.com.

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After a warm, dry week we will see chances


for rain creeping up this weekend. Mostly to
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corporate sponsors. The


businesses are donating a
beach house for a week as
part of the reunions big
giveaway.
The winner has to be
a graduate or attendee of
Greer High, Lynn said.
We just thought this
would be a great way to
celebrate coming back to
Greer to visithaving a
lucky family spend a week
at the beach for free. Its
an exciting thing.
Lynn said in 2014, local businesses donated

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success
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the sponsorships that


made
the
difference
in funding this year.
We had more sponsorships. We had about 60
hole sponsors. We had
sponsors for the food. We
really were able to enlist a
lot of support this year,
she said. Organizations
like ours depend so heavily on passionate partners
who have reach in the
community.
Simpler said the community made the event a
big success.
The nice deal about
this tournament is that
its Greer, she said. Its
Greer Country Club, its
predominately Greer businesses and many of the
participants are local,
Greer folks. It really has
that intimacy of friends,
which makes it a nice, allaround tournament.

gift cards to help make


the alumni celebration a
success. This year, the reunion committee solicited
businesses for financial
contributions so the event
could be free for alumni;
however, a donation for
the Greer Soup Kitchen is
requested.
The event, formerly
known as the Greer High
Oldies Reunion, will feature live music from Honey and the Hotrods from
7:30-9:30 p.m.
We think some of the
younger folks had it in
their mind that oldies

meant old. We didnt really


mean that when we coined
the phrase. We were just
talking about anybody that
had gone to the old Greer
High School on North Main
Street, Lynn said. Its a
special time for everybody
and we want to include
more people.
For more information,
contact Lynn at 431-4425.
Its a good tradition. We
just pray that people will
continue to carry it on for
us, Lynhe annual Greer
High Alumni Reunion on
Saturday night at 7:30
p.m. at Greer City Hall.

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What would be really neat is if this was


the catalyst to develop Cannon Street. In
my heart, what would be amazing is if this
really became an arts district.

Sharon Murry

The Spinning Jenny Manager

Murry said. That will be


the main focus. People
will also be able to rent it
out for weddings. Hopefully, well have community events there. We want
to have live music. I feel
like, with the exception of
maybe Greenville, there
isnt a space in the Upstate
that can pull in the kind of
shows people want to see.
This can do that.
Murry said she believes
a new look at 107 Cannon
Street could be exactly
what downtown needs.
What would be really neat is if this was the
catalyst to develop Cannon Street, she said. In
my heart, what would be
amazing is if this really
became an arts district. If
you could get some artists in there and some art
studios, I think it could
really be exciting. Patrons
could be up on Main Street

for dinner and then they


could come down and enjoy the arts.
My belief is that art
changes peoples lives,
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900 Gap Creek Rd., Greer 329-7491

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125 Broadus St., Greer 877-8523

Beulah Christian Fellowship Church


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Calvary Bible Fellowship

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Calvary Chapel of Greer

104 New Woodruff Rd. Greer 877-8090

139 Abner Creek Rd., Greer 801-0528

Praise Cathedral Church of God

3390 Brushy Creek Rd., Greer 879-4878

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453 N. Rutherford Rd., Greer 848-4568

Immanuel Lutheran Church & School LCMS


2820 Woodruff Rd., Simpsonville 297-5815

Redeemer Lutheran Church, ELCA


300 Oneal Rd., Greer 877-5876

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Glad Tidings Assembly of God

Highway 290, Greer 879-3291


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2150 Highway 417, Woodruff 486-8877

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Lifesong Church

12481 Greenville Highway, Lyman 439-2602

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3239 N. Highway 101, Greer 895-0544

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1400B Wade Hampton Blvd., Greer 350-1051

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104 New Woodruff Rd., Greer 968-2424

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2425 Racing Rd., Greer 848-4521


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1310 Old Spartanburg Rd., Greer 244-3162

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1282 Milford Church Rd., Greer 895-5533

Mount Lebanon Baptist Church


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New Jerusalem Baptist Church

413 E. Poinsett St., Greer 968-9203

New Life Baptist Church

90 Becco Rd., Greer 895-3224

Northwood Baptist Church

888 Ansel School Rd., Greer 877-5417

ONeal Baptist Church

3420 N. Highway 101, Greer 895-0930

Pelham First Baptist Church

2720 S. Old Highway 14, Greer 879-4032

Peoples Baptist Church

310 Victor Avenue Ext., Greer 848-0449

Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church


201 Jordan Rd., Lyman 879-2646

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church

1002 S. Buncombe Rd., Greer 877-6436

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174 Ebenezer Road, Greer 987-9644

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4369 Wade Hampton Blvd., Taylors 268-2299

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3610 Brushy Creek Rd., Greer 877-0419


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1001 W. Poinsett St., Greer 629-3350

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2015

THE GREER CITIZEN

A9

Body found in woods


in Lyman identified
as Greer
resident
BY AMANDA IRWIN
STAFF WRITER
At 2 p.m. on May 4, a
body was found in the
woods near Tapp Circle
in Lyman. The body was
identified by the Spartanburg County Coroners
Office as Greer resident
Edward Kearney.
The cause of the death
remains unknown, according to Coroner Investigator Jonathan Lawson.
Kearney, 60, was report-

ed missing by his family


on May 2, two days prior
to his body being found.
Kearneys body was identified by medical implants
and, according to Lawson,
the coroners office does
not yet know how long
Kearney was in the woods.
According to his obituary,
hes believed to have died
on an unknown date in
April.
Right now were investigatingI cant really
elaborate whether its suspicious or not, Lawson
said, adding that anytime
someone is found out in
the middle of a field, its
considered suspicious.
Kearney
leaves
be-

hind two sisters, a son


and daughter-in-law, two
grandsons, three nephews
and two nieces.
Kearney was musical
and participated in jam
sessions playing guitar
and singing, according to
his obituary.
The investigation, which
is being handled by the
Spartanburg County Coroners Office and the Spartanburg County Sheriffs
Department, is ongoing
according to Lawson.
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Rescue workers help a crash victim following a two-car collision that left the driver
entrapped for several minutes Friday afternoon at the intersection of Main Street and
Brushy Creek Road.

Greer Police looking for information on Kangaroo thief


Greer officers are looking for a man who held up
a Kangaroo Station Friday
morning.
According to Greer Police incident reports, a
clerk at Kangaroo Express
on East Wade Hampton
reported that a black man
about 56 and 130 pounds
brandished a weapon and
demanded money from
the register.
Video showed a weapon
was used during the robbery, but whether it was a
gun remains unknown. K9 units were unable to find
the subject, who fled toward Arlington Road. The
case will be turned over to
the Criminal Investigation
Division.

CRIME REPORT

(Note: All information


contained in the following
was taken directly from
the official incident reports

filed by the Greer Police


Department, The Spartanburg County Sheriffs
Office or The Greenville
County Sheriffs Office. All
suspects are to be considered innocent until proven
guilty in the court of law.)

CDV

Herculano Ruiz Jr., 35,


of 137 Ravenel St., Greer,
was charged with criminal
domestic violence.
According to a Spartanburg County incident report, a complainant stated
she and Ruiz were in verbal altercation that turned
physical. She said she was
on the porch when the
subject picked her up and
pushed her over, causing
injury to her leg. When she
went inside, she said Ruiz
picked her up again and
this time threw her against
a hallway wall.
Police observed Ruiz
had a busted lip and the

complainant had cuts on


the top of her head. Ruiz
was determined to be the
primary aggressor and
was arrested for CDV.

BURGLARY

ordered Dimas onto the


ground. When the subject
did not comply, one of the
policemen tackled him to
the ground and arrested
him.
At the residence, a window was broken and a
plastic bag containing
10 cans of Bud Light was
found near where Dimas
was first spotted.

Police incident report, a


patrolling officer saw a
vehicle run a stop sign on
Executive Drive and issued
a traffic stop. The driver
smelled of alcohol and
admitted hed had a few
drinks. The officer issued
a field sobriety test, which
Snelling failed.
He was taken into custody.
Snelling refused to provide a breath sample.

According to a Greer
Police incident report,
an officer was on routine
patrol on Wade Hampton
when they noticed a silver
Chevy Silverado swerving at the intersection of
Wade Hampton and John
Street.
Upon issuing a traffic stop and approaching the driver, the officer
found Gorman slumped
in his seat and slurring
his words. He admitted to
having a little to drink.
A field sobriety test was
conducted which Gorman
failed.

Raul Maldonado Dimas,


30, of 200 Half Moon Road,
Wellford was arrested on
suspicion of first degree
attempted burglary.
According to Greer Polic
reports, officers respond- DUI
ed to a possible burglary
Leroy J. Snelling, 32, of
in progress at an address 105 Chandler Road, A,
Kenneth Larone Goron Hammond Aveenue.
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Eastside falls short of district title

BLAME
CANNADA

BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR

BILLY
CANNADA

Despite rallying for a


trip to the district championship, the Eastside baseball team was unable to
knock off defending state
champion A.C. Flora last
week.
The Eagles had to fight
back after dropping the
first game of the postseason to Clinton (2-1).
When we lost that first
game of the playoffs, our
guys had a players only
meeting after they got off
the bus, Eastside coach
Scott Erwin said. I dont
really know what was said
and I didnt ask for specifics, but they worked everything out and it showed.
The last three games we
played, they were the team
I thought they could be all
year.
Eastside bounced back
to knock off Wren 3-1 in
the losers bracket.
It was a solid game for
us, Erwin said. Nick Burns
pitched and he pitched really well. We swung the
bat a lot better and were a
lot more aggressive at the
plate. We played a good
all-around baseball game
against Wren.
The win sent the Eagles
back to Clinton, where
Eastside avenged its earlier loss with another 3-1
victory to secure a spot in
the district championship.

Michael Sholtis threw


probably his best game
since hes been at Eastside, Erwin said. He
pitched seven full innings,
and he was as good as hes
ever been. We got some
hits when we needed to
get them.
The comeback run fell
short against A.C. Flora,
however,
as
Eastside
dropped its final game
of the season in extra innings.
Flora jumped out to a
three-run lead in the third
inning, but established
what looked like an insurmountable lead in the
sixth inning at 5-2. Eastside didnt give up, however, fighting back to tie
the game and force extra
innings.
A.C. Flora won the
game in the bottom of the
ninth.
Both teams had a chance
to score and didnt, Erwin
said. I thought our guys
played really well and I was
really pleased with their
effort. We played with a
lot of heart. I thought we
played harder Friday than
we had all year.
Erwin said it was a roller
coaster year for the Eagles,
who had trouble living up
to expectations.
This team struggled
for the most part, he
said. We thought we had
a good chance to win the
region this year and we

Deflated

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

After losing game one of the playoffs, Eastside made a run to the district championship
finals before falling to A.C. Flora in nine innings.
thought we had a chance
to make a good run in the
playoffs, but we struggled.
Even the games we won
throughout the regular

season, we didnt feel like


we played as good as we
were capable of playing.
Despite the way the season ended, Erwin said he

was proud of his team and


feels confident in the core
he has returning in 2016.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

Eagles clipped
by A.C. Flora
No state
title repeat
BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR

BILLY CANNADA | THE GREER CITIZEN

Blue Ridges Ryan Teems signed a national letter of intent to play baseball at Erskine
College next season.

Teems signs with Erskine


BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR
Blue Ridge infielder Ryan
Teems signed a national
letter of intent to continue
his baseball career at Erskine College this fall, capping a career that has seen
plenty of success.
Teems started four different positions during his
four years at Blue Ridge
outfield, third base, first
base and pitcher. As a senior, Teems started every
game at first base for a
team that won 15 games
and made the playoffs.
Defensively, at first
base, he was known for his
stretch, Blue Ridge coach
Travis Henson said. He
was able to make a lot of
plays for us and save a lot
of throws for us. He had
120 put outs this season.
That also says a lot about
his team. To get that many
put outs, 120 people had
to throw him the ball.
These guys worked together as a unit.

From the plate, Teems


hit .297 during his senior
year with 11 RBIs and
six runs scored. He also
boasted a .471 on-base
percentage.
Henson said his senior
leader is headed to a good
program.
Erskine is a Division
II program that has had
a great history, he said.
Having coached at North
Greenville, we played Eskine and they were in our
conference. Theyve got a
great program and a great
team that had a solid season last year.
Teems said it felt like
the right decision.
I talked to a bunch of
coaches, but I could tell
that these guys were different, Teems said. They
wanted me and that was
the big part of my decision.
They made me feel so welcome therethe professors, the administrators,
the counselors and the
coachesthey really made
my choice easy.

The Tigers shook things


up in region competition
this season, a year after
losing seven starters.
Going into the season
being such a young team,
we were the joke. But we
showed out, he said. We
have some talented guys
with good hearts and
theyre all going to go places. It was such a fun experience. It was hard when
the season ended because
this is such a family.
Teems will double major
in biology and chemistry.
I know I can go a long
way with the career Im
wanting to pursue, he said.
They have a great science
department down there.
As for his freshman season, Teems said he is just
ready to get started.
Im ready for fall practices, he said. Thats
where Im going to be able
to show my ability and
get my shot to play in college.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

Back-to-back state titles


were not in the cards for
the Eastside boys soccer
team, which fell to A.C.
Flora 3-2 in overtime last
week.
It was the game we
thought it would be, Eagle
coach Bill Martin said. I
thought it was going to be
an absolute slugfest and it
was. This was probably the
most put together team
weve seen this year. We
knew they had some really
good, unique players, but
they were very solid all the
way across the field.
Eastside struck first,
taking a quick 2-0 lead off
goals from Conley Blair
and Matthew Woodington.
Flora bounced right back,
however, evening up the
score at 2-2 before halftime.
The two teams needed
overtime to decide the
match, and AC Flora netted the go-ahead goal with
around 30 seconds remaining.
It was one of the most
exciting, thrilling soccer
games that Ive ever had
a chance to be a part of,
Martin said. Its a privilege to be a part of what
went on that day. Id obviously rather be on the
winning side than on the
losing side, but it was one
heck of a game.
Martin said his team attacked during the overtime period, hoping to

put it away before penalty


kicks.
We knew we would rather go for it than sit back,
he said. We had some really good chances late in
that match and Id rather
finish it on the field than
go to penalty kicks. Frankly, penalty kicks make me
crazy. You have to give
AC Flora credit. They were
very well coached and a
great team.
As the season comes to a
close, the Eagles lose more
than 10 seniors.
I told them I was proud
of them and proud of what
they had accomplished,
Martin said. Its bitter be-

It was one of the


most exciting,
thrilling soccer
games that Ive ever
had a chance to be
a part of.
Bill Martin

Eastside boys soccer coach

cause we have very high


expectations at Eastside.
Their goal was to be backto-back state champions,
but you can objectively
say that this was a really
good team that did a great
job this year. We did fall
two games short of our ultimate goal, but I think we
can be proud of the team
that we were.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

Just when the NFL


couldnt possibly get any
dumber
Tom Brady gets a
four-game suspension
for letting the air out of
footballs.
Well, we dont know
that he let the air out of
footballs. Were being told
that he let the air out of
footballsbecause how
else is he going to win a
game, AM I RIGHT??
The Tom Brady issue
isnt really whats making
the NFL look bad here.
Besides the fact that its
really dumb to take away
draft picks, issue lengthy
suspensions and deal
out monstrous fines over
football inflation, the
leagues overall judgment
is now being called into
question.
Lets put things into
perspective here. Star running back Ray Rice gets
caught on camera hitting
a woman in the face: two
game suspension. Star
running back Adrian
Peterson disciplines his
son by hitting him with
a switch: suspended for
the season. Star quarterback Tom Brady sat on
his football or something:
four games?
What are you doing,
NFL?
Right now, it seems like
the league is just spinning
a wheel of punishment
and handing out whatever
it lands on. But, in all seriousness, I think the real
issue is public opinion.
The league hasnt really punished a Ray Rice
incident before, so what
do they do: Lets see if
two games will do the
trick. It didnt. People
were outraged. It wasnt
long before public outcry
was so loud the NFL suspended Rice indefinitely
(whatever that means).
So when the Peterson
situation comes along,
what do they do: Oh, I
know what to do here,
lets give him the whole
season.
Im not saying these
punishments are crazy
(well, I kind of am), but
the NFL seems to have adopted a push-any-buttonuntil-one-of-them-works
strategy when dealing
with high profile cases.
Did Tom Brady cheat?
My answer is no.
Youre going to have
to do a lot more than
deflate a football to
convince me that one of
the greatest quarterbacks
of all time is a fraud. To
me, deflategate (I said I
wouldnt write that stupid
wordnow I feel shame)
is simply the story of a
sore loser.
You got beat by 40
points so you did the only
thing you knew how to
do: blame anybody but
yourself.
In case you missed it,
Tom Brady went on to the
Super Bowl and shredded
one of the best defenses
the NFL has seen in a long
time. He didnt need any
air let out of the football.
The way the NFL is
handling these cases is
embarrassing.
Of course, they are making it up as they go, but
dont make it so obvious.
I dont need a 200-page
report to tell me the NFL
doesnt know what its
doing.

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I dont know how it
works in other professional sports, but in
NASCAR, when you lose
a member of the press
corps, you lose a member
of the family.
Family is a word that
you hear and say quite
often in conversations
about stock car racing.
The thing is, its not just a
word: Its the truth. I cant
think of another professional sporting environment that consistently
puts its athletes in such
close proximity to each
other on a regular basis
for the better part of a
year. At some tracks, the
conditions in the garage
are so cozy, for lack of
a better word, that when
teams working on cars
rub shoulders, they
can literally BE rubbing
shoulders.
Similarly, although we
all know that good fences
make good neighbors,
motorcoach parking has
gotten so tight in some
of the smaller infields
that as few as five or six
feet can separate one
superstar from the next,
a prime setup for the
airing of laundry both
clean and dirty. No matter
how much you love Tony
Stewart or Kasey Kahne,
you probably dont want
to smell their socks.
On the other hand, the
drivers, NASCAR officials,
team owners and the like
do have the luxury of
being able to retreat into
those motorcoaches when
they feel the need for
some alone time.
Most of the motorsports media, however,
isnt in the same cushy
boat. They are writers
and publicists and photographers and statisticians. Their daily workspace mainly consists
of a choice between a
speedways media center
(normally located in the
infield in close proximity to the garage area) or
the press box, where they
are seated high above the
grandstands, shoulder
to shoulder in rows, with
their laptops in front of
them and on-track action
showing on TV monitors
scattered throughout the
room.
From the outside looking in, it seems glamorous, but from the inside
looking out, its a job, and
a demanding one.
Like any workplace,
it also binds people
together by a common
thread and creates an
environment where casual
relationships and close
friendships form. Like a
never-ending episode of
Survivor, alliances come
and go. Sometimes people
work together; sometimes
they dont.
There are squabbles
which occasionally turn
into actual feuds, but
mostly there is mutual
respect, a pervasive feeling of kinship and love.
Which brings us back to
Steve Byrnes, the NASCAR
familys most recent loss.
Byrnes wasnt a guy
who let celebrity go to his
head. He was the consummate professional, an
extremely talented and
trusted broadcaster, a devout and devoted family
man, and a beloved and
respected co-worker who
always found time to stop
and say hello to his fans
as well as his friends. His
loss will be keenly felt for
a very long time.
The French writer Andre
Maurois is quoted as
saying, Without a family,
man, alone in the world,
trembles with the cold.
Our shared experiences,
whether they turn out to
be fantastic or heartbreaking, nevertheless bind us
together, so I know that
for all their differences,
the media men and women of NASCAR will always
share a familial warmth
for one another, and will
therefore never be left out
in the cold.
To read comments
about Steve Byrnes from
fans, friends and racing
professionals on Twitter,
visit #ByrnesStrong.

wednesday, May 13, 2015

Johnson secures third season win


Thanks to a brief, but
wild, Kansas spring storm
and the long delay it produced, Jimmie Johnson on
Sunday became the first
Sprint Cup driver to win a
race on Mothers Day since
2007.
Johnson, who is pursuing a record-tying seventh
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
championship this season,
held off Kevin Harvick
over the final six laps to
win Sunday mornings
SpongeBob SquarePants
400 at Kansas Speedway.
Johnsons victory
which was recorded just
after midnight local time
because of a delay of 2
hours and 16 minutes
was his third of the season and his third at the
1.5-mile Kansas oval.
It was a long, hard
night, Johnson, who led
just 10 laps and who spun
out unassisted early in the
race, said in Victory Lane.
Once we got up front, we
were able to hang on.
Reminded about what
day it was when he finally
took the checkered flag,
Johnson said, I just want
to wish Happy Mothers
Day to all the moms out
there.
My mother and
especially my wife Chani
(Johnson, wife), hopefully
she is still awake. I wish
she was here. I wish my
girls were here too, but I
will be home tonight and
we will have some fun tomorrow.
Harvick, who led 53
laps, finished second in
his Stewart-Haas Racing
Chevrolet.
Third was Johnsons
Hendrick
Motorsports
teammate, Dale Earnhardt
Jr.
Fourth was another
Hendrick driver, Jeff Gordon, while pole-sitter Joey

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Jimmie Johnson became the first NASCAR Sprint Cup driver to win a race on Mothers Day
since 2007 on Sunday.
Logano was fifth in a Team
Penske Ford.
The victory was the 73rd
of the six-time champions
career. It came thanks to
some late-race strategizing by teams who had cars
and drivers at the front of
the field.
Harvick appeared to be
headed toward his third
victory of the season as the
laps wound down after he
took the lead on a restart
lap with 55 laps to go. The
defending series champion had a lead of over 1
second with 14 laps to go
and nobody appeared fast
enough to close that gap
let alone get around him.
But with 12 laps to go,
Ricky
Stenhouse
Jr.s
Roush Fenway Racing
Ford clipped the outside
wall to bring out the final
caution.
Harvick and all but four
others Johnson, Earn-

hardt Jr., Kurt Busch and


Jeff Gordon pitted as
they were iffy on fuel. Harvick also opted to take two
right-side tires.
After the restart with
six to go, the race became
a three-driver affair as
Johnson, Earnhardt and
Harvick, who restarted
sixth, edged away from
the field.
The decision by Johnson and crew chief Chad
Knaus turned out to be a
winner even though they
had less rubber than did
Harvick. Harvick never got
close enough to Johnson
to take a final shot at a
pass.
Johnson said the decision to not pit was a splitsecond, gut-feeling kind
of thing and it was mostly
his.
I could tell he (crew
chief Chad Knaus) was
having a hard time mak-

ing the decision, Johnson


said. Im kind of running
through the events in my
mind. We have two wins,
we are locked in the Chase,
and we are here to win a
race, lets gamble. Lets
go for it. Sure enough it
paid off. A few more laps
I think the No. 4 (Harvick)
would have had me. He
was awfully strong. Obviously being on right side
tires would have been an
advantage for him. We
had just enough time to
get this Lowes Chevrolet
to Victory Lane. Just very
proud of the team and the
effort that has gone into
it. We have great racecars.
I wish we would qualify
a little better on Fridays
that would make life a lot
easier for us. We have a
very fast racecar.
Harvick said he wasnt
mad about his teams decision to pit.

Ive been on the other


side of this deal where
the cars arent running
good and you dont have
a chance to win, he said.
We won a championship
on pit calls and tires and
everything fell our way.
Weve had a lot of things
go our way and weve had
a lot of things work.
Harvick did insist, however, he had the faster
car regardless of the outcome.
He wasnt that strong,
Harvick said of Johnson.
He was just trying to
run right in front of our
car so for those first few
laps when youre pushing
like that it really takes the
air off the front of the car
and it gets the chatter in
the front end and it snaps
around. But that was the
strategy they took and it
worked out for them.
Perhaps the most
bummed driver as a result
of the finish was Furniture
Row Racings Martin Truex
Jr. His No. 78 Chevrolet
was clearly the fastest on
the track for the vast majority of the race. It led a
race-best 95 laps.
But his team felt it
needed to pit for fuel during the final caution. On
the restart, it became obvious they had made the
wrong call.
Truex finished ninth.
We should have either
stayed out or took new
tires, Truex said. We
probably did the worst
thing you could have done
there with just staying out
and getting gas only because we ended up being
the last guy with no tires.
Everybody else behind us
had two and they ate us up
on the restart.

Crafton gets Kansas win on fuel mileage


Matt Crafton didnt have
the fastest truck in Friday
nights Toyota Tundra 250
at Kansas Speedway, but
he had the best feel for
fuel mileage and what his
crew chief would call their
lucky fuel cell. The result
was Craftons seventh series career victory.
With truck after truck
pulling to the inside of
the 1.5-mile Kansas oval
over the last five laps with
empty fuel cells, Crafton
cruised over the finish line
with only a few drops of
fuel left in his ThorSport
Racing Toyota Tundra.
It was not the winning
truck, Crafton said after
getting to Victory Lane.
We were definitely a second-place truck.
The truck that obviously was the fastest was
the No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota Tundra
of rookie Erik Jones. It led
151 of 167 laps and was
comfortably in the lead
with four laps to go.
But it was also one of
those trucks which ran
short of fuel at the end. It
wound up 11th.
It just sucks we had
by far the best truck,
Jones said after the race.
We were up to an 11second lead at one point
and its just so terrible
for these guys when we
bring that fast of a truck.
We couldnt bring the win
home and I saved as much
as I could most of the run.
The 19 (Tyler Reddick)
made us run pretty hard.
Being eight laps short, I
dont know how the 88
(Crafton) made it. Its too
bad, well have to bring
another fast truck next
weekend to Charlotte and
well go get a win there.
Also running out of fuel
while in contention for the
victory in the final laps
after Jones dropped out
were Reddick and Daniel
Suarez.
The victory was the second of the season for Crafton, the defending series
champion, and his second
in the last three NASCAR
Camping World Truck Series races at Kansas. That
made him the first driver
to win more than once at
the track located on the
far west side of Kansas
City.
I heard somebody
say that to me before the

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Matt Crafton led the pack during Friday nights Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway. It was Craftons seventh career
series victory.
race, Crafton, who led a
total of six laps, said of
the Kansas landmark win.
I said, Two times.
The victory allowed
Crafton to pad his points
lead to 17 points over
Reddick as he attempts to
win a third-straight series
championship.
Youve got to be close
enough to sneak one out
once in a while, Crafton
said. Ive lost some like
this so every once in a
while when you steal one
I dont feel too bad about
it.
After the race, Craftons
crew chief, Carl Joyner
gave credit to a particular
fuel cell which he said has
given his trucks better fuel
mileage for some reason.
Sprint Cup regular Ryan
Newman, driving a truck
owned by former Kansas
Sprint Cup race winner
Joe Nemechek and making his first truck series
start since 2013, finished
second.

Newman was in the seat


as a favor to Nemechek,
who is in the process of
grooming his son John
Hunter for the ride.
Trying to teach John
Hunter a little bit of what
Ive experienced on pit
road, how to get everything you possibly can,
Newman said. But that
wasnt my main goal. My
goal was to come here and
win.
Johnny Sauter finished
third.
Rounding out the top
five were veteran Timothy
Peters and rookie Cameron Hayley.
Jones, who won the
pole earlier in the day with
a lap at 179.396 mph, led
the first 43 laps.
For the first 30 or so
laps of those , Crafton
stayed close to the young
driver from Michigan. But
then Jones began to pull
away. On Lap 38, Jones
lead over Crafton was 4
seconds.

But on Lap 41, a caution


flag waved and on the ensuing stops, Crafton beat
Jones out of the pits to
take the lead.
On Lap 48, back came
Jones to take the lead and
once out in clean air again,
he began to pull away. On
Lap 60, his lead was 2.9
seconds. He would lose
that margin and the lead
as he was beat out of the
pits after yellow flag stops
that began on Lap 67 by
Newman.
But on the restart, he
left Newman behind. By
Lap 88, Jones lead was
6 seconds. By Lap 105, it
was over 10 seconds on
Newman.
On Lap 109, the caution
waved again and, once
again, Jones lead was
erased as he was beaten
off pit road by Reddick,
who was involved in a
crash with his Brad Keselowski Racing teammate
and started the race from
the back in his backup

truck.
But once again the restart, Jones moved back
to the front and began to
move to a seemingly comfortable lead.
But only seemingly.
I didnt know how short
we were, but I knew the
fuel window, Jones, who
will make his first Sprint
Cup Series start Saturday
night in Kansas, said. I
knew we had to save and
I couldnt give the lead up
to the 19 (Tyler Reddick)
at that point. If a caution
would have come out
losing track position is so
big this year, if we would
have lost the lead then we
would have never been
able to get it back. Its just
a shame. I saved as much
as I could there later on
and it just wasnt enough.
Eight laps short, we just
couldnt do it. We had a
fast Tundra and its just a
shame we couldnt bring it
home for these guys.

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wednesday, May 13, 2015

the greer citizen

B3

Greer legion begins


2015 campaign
By Billy Cannada
Sports Editor

File Photo | The Greer Citizen

Former Yellow Jacket head coach Jeff Neely will host his basketball camp, Shooting
for Heaven, in July at Greer First Baptist Church.

Shooting for Heaven


returns this July
By Billy Cannada
Sports Editor
Shooting for Heaven,
a basketball camp hosted
by former Greer coach Jeff
Neely, returns for its 22nd
year this summer, running
from July 6-9 and July 1316 at Greer First Baptist.
Its about teaching them
sportsmanship and how
to work with other kids,
Neely said. Its tough for
a lot of these kids to play
with one another, so we
teach them how to do that
and other skills for all levels.
For both sessions, the
camp will run from 9-11:30
a.m. and 1-4 p.m. and will
be open to boys and girls
ages kindergarten through
second grade, and third
though sixth grade.
The camp offers a unique
opportunity to combine
faith and basketball.
It will be different depending on the age, Neely
said. With the older kids,
well be able to get into a
little more depth about

I have had a lot of older people come


back and say how much it meant and how
much they enjoyed it.
Jeff Neely

Shooting for Heaven host

our Christian beliefs and


things like that. We try
to spend a fair amount
of time on that. We want
them to have fun, but we
also want them to learn a
little bit.
Neely said he will be calling on a few of his former
and current players to
help with the camp.
Ive always used former
players, and Ive even had
some of my Christ Church
players offer to help out
this year, he said. This
year, well have a mixture
of guys from Greer and
Christ Church.
I hope (its making a
difference), Neely added.

I have had a lot of older


people come back and say
how much it meant and
how much they enjoyed
it, Neely said. A lot of
that stuff, you dont hear
about until later. It is fun
to see names in the paper
that I know. It could be tennis or golf or basketball or
football, but I remember
when they were at camp in
first grade or something
like that. Its pretty cool.
The cost for the camp is
$75 per week. For more information, email Neely at
Jkimeneely@gmail.com
or call 787-9663.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

Summer is almost here


and that means American
Legion baseball is back in
full swing.
Greer Post 115 has
grown since last season,
creating an additional junior team to handle the
rising amount of interest.
The response this year
has been really good,
senior coach Paul Kontowsky said. We had a
very good turnout for tryouts. We had players from
every school that we draw
from. Were able to have
two junior teams this season, so our younger guys
are getting some good experience.
Greer legion pulls players from schools such as
Blue Ridge, Greer, Eastside, Riverside, St. Joes,
Landrum and Southside
Christian.
With the senior team,
weve got a good group
of kids that have, for the
most part, played with us
for three years now, Kontowsky said. They know
what to expect. Weve
also got a couple of new
kids that are really smart
ball players. I dont think
theres going to be any
trouble with how they buy
into the system.
Scott McGregor and Mike
Fowler will coach the two
junior teams, while Nate

File Photo | The Greer Citizen

Greer American Legion Post 115 opens the season on May


20 against Inman.
Ramsey helps lead the senior team.
Were going to bring
some of our younger guys
up and let them come
to our non-conference
games, Kontowsky said.
Weve got a great group
of young kids right now,
so our next four or five
years are looking really
good. Its exciting to see
the young kids investing
in American Legion.
The schedule will be
tough right out of the
gate. The senior team will
travel to Inman on May

20 for a 7 p.m. game, taking on Union the following day. Kontowsky said
the first few games of
the season will be crucial.
Inman is our rival and
they are always strong,
he said. They only lost
two kids from last year
and they were one game
away from playing in the
championship game at
state last year. Gaffney is
also supposed to be pretty
good, so well have a tough
road.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

Lady Tigers on the ropes


By Billy Cannada
Sports Editor
After claiming the District II championship last
week, the Blue Ridge softball team opened the Upper State tournament with
a 7-0 loss to Union County
Monday night.
With the loss, the Lady

Tigers drop to the losers


bracket where they will
take on Wren Wednesday
night on the road.
Blue Ridge had not
faced much playoff adversity leading into Monday
nights game, knocking
off South Pointe (11-0)
and Seneca (7-5, 13-7) last
week.

With a win, the Tigers


would advance to take
on the loser of the Union
County/Lancaster matchup on Friday. Blue Ridge
will then have to win twice
next Monday to claim the
Upper State Championship.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

B4

Sports

the greer citizen

wednesday, May 13, 2015

Split Decisions
A Sporting view |
By Mark Vasto

he Fight of the Century between Floyd


Money Mayweather
and Manny Pac-man
Pacquiao was not the fight
of the century, and if it
was, it wont be for long.
Still, the bout will have
long-reaching effects for

the future of the sport of


boxing.
For one, the sport has
taken fire from just about
every angle imaginable.
Theres the health angle:
People are all too aware
of the life-long consequences of being punched
in the face thousands of
times during a short-lived
career.
The supply of boxers
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to shrink as interest in
the sport wanes and legitimate boxing gyms (not
the ones in strip malls
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... real boxing gyms) go
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But those arent direct
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B6 THE GREER CITIZEN

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2015

Artisphere draws crowd of thousands


BY BILLY CANNADA
EDITOR
Artisphere
brought
downtown Greenville to a
standstill over the weekend, showcasing 121 artists representing 17 different mediums.
For a few local artists, it
was opportunity to reach
thousands.
Erin Jones Hall, a 1996
graduate of Greer High
School, said Artisphere
was a big step for her
business, Alberta Pottery,
which took home the Mayors Choice Award.
This has been such an
opportunity for us, Hall,
who partners with her husband Jason, said. Theres
so many great people here
and the community has
really come out to support. It is a very competitive show and hard to get
into. Theres only about 17
local artists that are even
accepted so we were very
honored to even get
in at all. To be chosen for the Mayors
Award, we were just
blown away.
Alberta
Pottery
can be found at The
Art Cellar in downtown
Greenville.
The work features
high
temperature
stoneware fired in a
gas reduction kiln.
Its all foodsafe, dishwashersafe, functional
work, Hall said.
We also do
more sculptural
and decorative
works as well.
Hall wasnt
the only local
artist
who came
away a

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

Greer native potter Erin Jones Hall won the Mayors Choice Award for her ceramics . She
and her husband, Jason, own Alberta Pottery.

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

Above: Adam Duncan demonstrates the copperplate


etching process at The Print Shops booth on Sunday.
Below: A giant puppet parade makes its way down Main
Street in Greenville.
winner. Sarah Mandell
and her
jewelry
business,

Once Again Sam, won the


Peoples Choice Award.
Its incredible just to
be here, she said. Thousands and thousands of
people show up, so to get
peoples choice is just the
biggest compliment. I cant
believe it.
Mandells work, which is
featured at the Shoppes on
Trade in downtown Greer,
brought in plenty of business at the two-day event.
Ive
had
maybe 10
seconds
to myself
the entire
time,
she
said. People
are shopping
before
its
even open.
Theres
been nonstop customers, so
its a good
opportunity
for a small
business like
this.
Once Again
Sam started as a simple
hobby.
It was just a hobby
six years ago, but I
was making more
jewelry than I could
possibly wear, she
said. I really just like
creating. I started selling
on Etsy and it was going
really well. By year three
or four, I was able to do
this full-time, so this is
my full-time job now.
Gaston Locklear, a
painter from Myrtle
Beach, has been trying to get his work
into the show
for several years

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

Greer painter Janina Ellis chats with visitors during Artisphere in Greenville on Sunday.

now.
Ive been rejected the
last three years, so I was
stoked that I got in this
year, he said. Its really
exciting.
Locklear said the exposure that comes from a big
festival is unrivaled.
I love it, he said. Its
just a good way to get this
much exposure to this
many people in two days.
Ive got a gallery down
south and we might have
10 people a week, so this
is nice.
Artisphere was recently
ranked No. 3 in USA Todays 10 Best Art Festivals,
beating out shows in Laguna Beach, California and
Chicago, Illinois.
To view some of Locklears work, visit GastonLocklear.com. To learn
more about Mandells
jewelry business, visit OnceAgainSam.com. You can
see Halls creations at AlbertaPottery.com.
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MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

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The Greer Citizen

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2015

THE GREER CITIZEN

SCHOOL
NEWS
GREENVILLE COUNTY

LUNCH
MENU
|

GREENVILLE COUNTY

WASHINGTON CENTER
RECEIVES AWARDS

ELEMENTARY

MIDDLE/HIGH

STUDENTS CAN ENTER


COOKING CONTEST

Greenville
County
Schools aspiring chefs ages
8 to 12 can enter a recipe
theyve cooked themselves in the #achieveeuphoria Kids in the Kitchen
Healthy Lunchtime Throwdown contest.
The contest encourages students to submit
their own healthy, affordable and delicious recipes
online at www.euphoriagreenville.com/kidsrecipe through May 29.
The winning recipe will be
added to the elementary
lunch menus next school
year.

MOU TAKES SECOND PLACE


IN CHEMISTRY

Hansen Mou of Greer


placed second in written
presentation for chemistry
at the SC Junior Academy
of Science meeting held at
Furman University.
Mou is a student at the
South Carolina Governors
School for Science and
Mathematics.

BYRNES SPRING PLANT


SALE CONTINUES

Students in the RATE


program at Byrnes High
have been hard at work
in the greenhouse getting
plants ready for their annual Spring Plant Sale.
The sale will run through
the end of May.
Teachers,
students,
parents and community
members are welcomed to
stop by room 201 at the
school any time and pick
out their favorite fern or
flower. Inventory has been
doubled due to last years
high demand.
Students will be available to assist with selection.

DISTRICT 5
STUDENTS SHINE

Thursday: Meatball and


Marinara Sauce, Roll, Baby
Carrots with Dip, Banana,
Milk, Chocolate Milk,
Friday: Cheese Pizza, Fish
Basket, Vegetation Station, Potato and Sausage
Soup,Fresh Vegetables with
Dip, Fresh Fruit
Monday: Teriyaki Chicken,
Brown Rice, BBQ Chicken Flatbread Sandwich, Vegetation
Station, Asian Ginger Chicken
Soup, Sweet Potato Bites,
Fresh Fruit
Tuesday: Enchilada Pie,
Grilled Cheese Sandwich,
Fruit and Vegetable Bar
Wednesday: Cheeseburger,
Lettuce & Tomato, Baked
Potato Bar, Roll, Vegetation
Station, Broccoli Cheese
Soup, Steamed Broccoli,
Fresh Fruit

Washington Center is
the recent recipient of numerous donations, grants
and awards. The Klaver
Klub, a sorority representing Back and Hughes
Middle Schools, donated $5,000 toward PTA
initiatives. The Knights of
Columbus funded physical therapy equipment
through awarding the
Hope Grant. Washington
Center was also honored to
receive a Golden Achievement Award from the
South Carolina Chapter of
the National School Public
Relations Association for
providing representatives
from community agencies/services to share information with parents
about opportunities for
family support during the
PTA Family Night event.

DISTRICT FIVE

B7

Band and orchestra students from across District


Five performed at Solo
and Ensemble Festival
at Dorman High School,
sponsored by the South
Carolina Band Directors
Association, and earned
numerous awards.
At Byrnes High School,
78 students earned Superior ratings, the most the
band has earned in many
years.
Berry Shoals Intermediate School students also
had outstanding performances from the following students:
Lauren McClary, Caroline White, Ian Morrissey
(Ensemble: Good Rating)
Makayla Kelly (Excellent),
Aniston Hong (Excellent),
Rohan Patel (Superior),
Carter Young (Superior),
Brendan Short (Superior),
Hiya Kidwai (Superior),
Kennedy Swineford (Superior), Baylee Masonoff
(Superior), Aggie Fowler
(Superior), and Lauren McClary (Superior).
For Florence Chapel Middle School, students had
performances that earned
the band an Outstanding
Performance Award, the
highest award given by the
SC Band Directors Association. It is the ninth year
the band has qualified
for the award, which is

PHOTO | SUBMITTED

Crestview Terrific kids


Students from each class and grade at Crestview Elementary were recognized for their acheivements by the Kiwanis
Club of Greer. Shown left to right from top, Kindergarten: Olivia Carpenter, Kate Dill, Owen Slavato, Emmy Williams,
Nathan Huff and Mia Jefferson; First Grade: Lakin Foster, Bailey Campbell, Jaiden Redd, Noah Honeycutt, Carson Grenat,
Christian Stroble and Taniyah Johnson; Second Grade: Devon Grenat, Temedrick Jerman, Samuel Smith and Saria
Williams; Third Grade: Noelia Acevedo, Zauriauna Drummond, Bryleigh West, Sean Arteburn and Sonne Serre Perch
Fourth Grade: XZariah Welton, Bethany Thurston, Dante Blair and Madison Lollis; Fifth Grade: Ramya Drummond, Nadia
Tate, Edgar Martinez and Katie Gleason.
based on its achievements
throughout the year.
The following band students receiving Superior
ratings:
Kaley McMillan, Sydney
Stevens, Andrea Weekes,
Auburn Collins, Caden
Joye, Aidan Donovan, Daniel Kitts, Eric Dewyea, Jackson Wiley, Jessica Ramey,
BJ Peake, Margo Schriver,
TJ Moore, Daniel Gunton,
Noah Alexander, Hannah
Koke, Muslimah Muhammad, Sami Qatawi, Warren
Proper, Connor Gregory,
Alex Schreiter, Sami Qatawi, Eli Stephens, Thomas
Scholz, Will McDonald,
Emily Moorhouse, Caden
Gore, Conner Saunders,
Clayton Crile, Chris Cole,
and Bennett Donovan.
Ensembles:
Brennan Ponce, Daniel
Gunton, Bennett Donovan,
Conner Saunders (brass
quartet)
Raegan Welch, Breanna Weber, Hannah Koke
(woodwind trio)
Will McDonald, Thoams
Scholz, Jared Hawkins,
Austin Roach (saxophone
quartet)
Warren Proper, Margo
Schriver, Connor Gregory
(trumpet trio)
The following students
earned Excellent ratings:
Chase Ethridge, Tyller
Bowling
and
Brennan
Ponce
Auburn Collins, Will
McDonald and Thomas
Scholz also won Music
Theory Awards.
Florence Chapel Orchestra students earned 33
Gold medals and gold certificates at the event, while
also earning 12 silver certificates.
The following students
were honored: Natalie
Pickren, Ella Katrosh, Preston Lee, Kimberly Seto,
Marissa Powe, Haleigh McSwain, Kayla Brock, Lauren
Lee, Robert Gregory, Ricci
Rodgers, Katelyn Gilbert,
Kristen Gohs, Anna Cobb,
Victoria
White,
Claire
Levasseur, Presley Rimel,
Mollie Hance, Connor Gaffney, Emily Gaffney, Darla
Valderrama. Cat Jumper,
Christopher Trinh, Raven
Whitner, Rebecca Martina,
Cheyenne James, Campbell Quinby, Silas Payne,
Jordan Hill, Arianna Wilson, Baylle Wykel, Samantha Mathis, Alexis Swords,
and Ben Harding.

BERRY SHOALS STUDENTS


EMBRACE EARTH DAY

Students at Berry Shoals


Intermediate
School
showed their love for the
environment
recently,
as the school celebrated
Earth Day.
Fifth grade students
at the school worked for
weeks to prepare projects and floats for Berry
Shoals annual Earth Day

parade. Projects featured


everything from recycling
to energy conservation.

BYRNES JROTC
RECOGNIZED

Byrnes
High
School
JROTC
program,
that
has been honored with a
2014-15
Distinguished
Unit Award. The awards
recognize the personal
growth and accomplishment of cadets, the contributions of instructors as
mentors, and the support
of the school and local
community.

HIGHER EDUCATION

Board Room, located in


the Health Education Complex.
Informatics is the study
of information systems
and information process-

ing, including the social


impacts of information
technology in a particular
domain.

Thursday: Chicken Caesar


Salad, Chicken Pot Pie Bread
Bowl, General Tso Chicken,
Brown Rice, Roll, Mixed
Vegetables, Lima Beans, Fresh
Fruit
Friday: Chef Salad, BBQ
Chicken Quesadilla, Fish
Basket, Baked Beans, Green
Beans, Fresh Fruit
Monday: Mandarin Chicken
Salad, Pasta Primavera,
Breadstick, Turkey Sandwich,
Steamed Carrots, Steamed
Broccoli, Fresh Fruit
Tuesday: Grilled Chicken
Salad, Beef & Cheese Nachos,
Chicken Nachos, Pinto Beans,
Steamed Corn, Fresh Fruit
Wednesday: Southwest
Chicken Salad, Chicken
Tenders, Roll, Grilled Cheese
Sandwich, Green Beans,
Mashed Potatoes, Fresh Fruit

STUDENTS WIN NATIONAL


MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS

National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC)


recently announced this
years
National
Merit
$2500 Scholarship winners. The 2,500 Merit
Scholar designees were
chosen from a talent pool
of more than 15,000 outstanding finalists in the
2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Local recipients include:
Suzannah C. Way, Duncan (Homeschooled)
Stephanie D. Hong, Riverside High
National Merit $2500
Scholarship winners are
the finalists in each state
judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and
potential for success in
rigorous college studies.
The number of winners
named in each state is
proportional to the states
percentage of the nations
graduating high school seniors.

HAGLER INDUCTED
INTO PHI KAPPA PHI

Krista Hagler, of Greer,


was recently initiated into
The Honor Society of Phi
Kappa Phi, the nations
oldest and most selective
collegiate honor society
for all academic disciplines. Hagler was initiated at Elon University.
Hagler is among approximately 32,000 students,
faculty, professional staff
and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi
each year. Membership is
by invitation and requires
nomination and approval
by a chapter.

ROGERS RECEIVES MASTER


OF SCIENCE DEGREES

Peter Rogers, of Taylors,


is a part of University of
South Carolina Upstates
inaugural graduating class
of its masters degree program in informatics.
Graduates were recognized with a special hooding ceremony Saturday,
April 25, in the JM Smith

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B8

THE GREER CITIZEN

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2015

Montage of Heck is a blistering documentary


Rating: 8 out of 10

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Jeff Bridges stars as the
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seventh sons of seventh
sons. Bridges rambles his
way to a little farm, where
he recruits Tom, youngest of seven brothers (a
bland teenage protagonist played by Ben Barnes,
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Together, they set out on
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Much like Moores archvillain character, this fantasy adventure was sealed
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loft apartment as their secret clubhouse, available
whenever one of them has
a rendezvous with a mistress or fling. One day, the
guys open the loft to find
the handcuffed body of a
murdered blonde, totally
killing the mood. The story
is told in flashbacks, as the
guys (Karl Urban, James
Marsden, Eric Stonestreet,
Matthias Schoenaerts and
Wentworth Miller) recount
what happened in sleazy detail to a pair of detectives.
Nothing tests the patience more than a movie
full of tedious plot twists
and set-ups all building
to a tragically predictable
conclusion. The five dudes
are so greasy and unlikable that its a struggle to
feel for their struggles.
Cut Bank (R) Tucked
away in rural Montana,
Dwayne (Liam Hemsworth)
wants to get himself and
his peppy blond girlfriend
(Teresa Palmer) out of
town, but witnesses a
murder instead. By total
coincidence, he had his
video camera rolling and
pointed in the right direction when the towns first
murder takes place in a
canola field. Well, maybe it
wasnt a coincidence, and
maybe it wasnt a murder
the plot twists itself
into knots, but its not a
tight fit. The movie owes
a lot to the Coen brothers, mostly an apology for
doing such a poor job of
copying Fargo.
See You in Valhalla
(R) A death in the family reunites a bunch of
dysfunctional siblings. At
first its awkward, then
they bicker, fight, laugh,
hug and cry. This should
sound familiar by now
its been the drama-trope
of choice for the past year
or so. This time, its Modern Familys Sarah Hyland playing the prodigal
daughter, returning home
for the funeral of her troubled brother. Her father
and two living brothers
are waiting with their own
bundles of issues, and she
also must deal with the
latent drama of an old
boyfriend she left behind.
Its supposed to be a tearjerker drama, so its a bad
sign that the only laudable
bit is the cartoonish comic
relief (Stevie Howey), but
kudos to him.

TV RELEASES

The Nanny: The Complete Series


Major Crimes: Season
3
Ray Donovan: Season
2

f youve read Kurt


Cobains journals
(published 2002) and
Charles Crosss definitive biography on him,
Heavier than Heaven,
you should know quite a
bit about the late grunge
legend.
For those who havent,
there is Brett Morgans
absorbing and subversive
new documentary Montage of Heck.
Released by HBO Documentary Films last week,
the 133-minute character
study is one of the best
rock bios ever made.
The films success
lies in Morgans ability
to chronicle Nirvanas
meteoric rise alongside
Cobains rapid descent
into heroin addiction.
The films inventiveness
comes in the WAY it tells
the story, specifically the
way the director blends
graphics, animation and
Cobains music with more
standard narrative fair
like interviews and old
footage.
The final product is a
fittingly chaotic storm
of sound and fury that
somehow manages to
strip away the hype and
get to the core of the subject. We see the different sides of Cobain the
humor, the self-hate, the
anger and the insecurity.
We see the love he had for
his wife and daughter and
the fear he had of leaving
them too soon. We see
the sores, weight loss
and psychological havoc
wrought by his heroin
abuse.
And while its true that
Morgans use of disturbing animation is a bit

THINGS
TO DO
RIDES ROLLIN FOR LIFE
AUTO & BIKE SHOW

Rides Rollin for Life


Auto & Bike Show will be
held Saturday on Trade
Street in downtown
Greer.
Car check-in is from 3-4
p.m. and registration closes at 4:30 p.m. The show
car entrance is from Depot
Street. There is a $20 entry
fee with all proceeds benefiting The American Cancer Society.
There will be live entertainment by Pickett
Strait and Piedmont boys.
Awards will be announced
at 8:30 p.m.
For more information,
call 469-7433 or 3045937.

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS


OUTDOOR EXPO

The Great Smoky Mountains Outdoor Expo will


be held this weekend, May
15-17, at the Gatlinburg
Convention Center. The
expo will feature hunting
and fishing exhibitors and
world-renowned
guides
and outfitters from Africa,
Newfoundland, Alaska and
US destinations showcasing destination excursion
packages. Tyler Wood,
from Moonshiners on the
Discovery Channel, will
also be making a celebrity
appearance.
The highlight attraction
of the show will be daily
exhibitions performed by
the worlds greatest archer, Byron Ferguson. Fergusons skill with a longbow is unmatched and he
has appeared in trick shot
shows on both ESPN and
the History Channel.
Great Smoky Mountains
Outdoor Expo is open to
the public on Friday, May
15, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, May 16
-17, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Ad-

DVD
REVIEWS

AMERICAN SNIPER ONE


OF EASTWOODS BEST
Rating: 8 out of 10

WILLIAM
BUCHHEIT
excessive and occasionally
distracting, the intimate
home movies remind us
of the human frailties the
spotlight never saw.
Though Cobains suicide
is never addressed specifically, Morgan makes
clear that the writing was
on the wall. It was in the
songs, the drawings, the
journals. It was in the
syringes, the overdoses
and the guilt. Indeed,
while Cobain never really
embraced his fame, it
never really changed him
either. The man who took
his own life at 27 was
just a more polished and
poetic version of the nihilistic teen that came of age
in Aberdeen years earlier.
(133 minutes, rated TVMA for language, nudity
and drug references).

INHERENT VICE A TRIPPY,


FUN RIDE
Rating: 7 out of 10
Inherent Vice wont
go down as one of Paul
Thomas Andersons best
films, but if it was as fun
to make as it is to watch,
the director and his crew
mustve had a ball.
Based on Thomas Pynchons drug-fueled 2009
novel, the schizophrenic
screenplay follows perpetually stoned private
investigator Doc (Joaquin
Phoenix) around 1970s
LA as he searches for a

mission is $10 for adults


and $7 for children 12 and
under.
Call (800) 585-4868 or
visit greatsmokymountainsoutdoorexpo.com.

FURMANS LAKESIDE
CONCERTS BEGIN MAY 28

Furman Universitys Music by the Lake Summer


Concert Series will begin
Thursday, May 28, at 7:30
p.m. in the universitys
amphitheater with a performance by the Lakeside
Concert Band.
Celebrating the Sounds
of Summer, the Lakeside
Concert Band, under the
direction of Furmans Leslie W. Hicken, and other
ensembles and guests will
present a concert every
Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in
the amphitheater (except
where noted) through
Aug. 6. The performances
are free and showcase a
cross-section of Big Band,
Jazz, International, Contemporary, Marches and
Orchestral favorites.
Go to www.furman.edu/
music, or contact the Furman music office at (864)
294-2086. For parking information call (864) 2942111.
The remaining schedule
includes:
June 4: Pirates by the
Lakeside, Carolina Youth
Symphony: Leslie W.
Hicken, director
June 11: The Music of
John Williams, Poinsett
Wind Symphony: Leslie
W. Hicken and Jay Bocook,
directors
June 18: Jazz Night,
Greenville Jazz Collective
Big Band: Shannon Hoover
and Brad Jepson, directors
June 25: Rhapsody in
Blue: Derek Parsons, piano
soloist, Lakeside Concert
Band: Leslie W. Hicken,
director [McAlister Auditorium]
July 2: From Sea to
Shining Sea: Patriotic
Celebration, The Green-

PHOTO | SUBMITTED

Heavier than Heaven, released by HBO, is one of the best


rock bios ever made.
former girlfriend and the
real-estate mogul she ran
off with. Along the way,
we meet a peculiar set
of characters including a
sadistic police sergeant
(Josh Brolin), incompetent
lawyer (Benicio Del Toro)
and saxophonist turned
police informant (Owen
Wilson). Eventually the
investigation begins to
focus on a boat that is
importing heroin into
southern California.
Thankfully, the plot
is not the movies main
attraction. Theres no
question that Anderson
could have tidied it all
up by cutting out a few
characters and shaving at
least a half-hour off the
screenplay.

But the director clearly


wasnt going for any kind
of conventional narrative here. The brilliance
of Inherent Vice isnt
so much in the sum of
the parts but in the parts
themselves. Phoenix and
Brolin are both fantastic,
and there are at least a
dozen sequences that will
have you laughing out
loud. Andersons attention to detail is phenomenal while cinematographer Robert Elswitt and
costume designer Mark
Bridges throw us helplessly back to a time of sex,
drugs, and Manson-fueled
paranoia (148 minutes,
rated R for language,
nudity and mild violence)

ville Chorale: Bing Vick,


director, Lakeside Concert
Band: Leslie W. Hicken,
director
July 9: Swing It, Swing
Shift Combo: John
Hoppe, director
July 16: Bluegrass Night:
The Andy Carlson Band
July 23: All You Need is
Love - The Music of The
Beatles, Lakeside Concert
Band: Leslie W. Hicken,
director
July 30: Broadway
Tonight, Lisa Barksdale,
Bruce Schoonmaker,
Grant Knox, vocal soloists
Lakeside Concert
Band: Leslie W. Hicken,
director
August 6: Come Dance
With Me, Asheville Jazz
Orchestra: David Wilken,
director

the 18th century and will


give weapons firing demonstrations at 10:15 a.m.,
11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and
2:15 p.m. on both days.

COWPENS BATTLEFIELD
ANNOUNCES EVENTS

Cowpens National Battlefield will hold several


special events through
June, all of which are free
and open to the public.
On May 30 and the
weekend of June 6 and
7, visitors can enjoy 18th
century military encampments and firing demonstrations.
The SC Rangers will be
available to talk about military life in the 18th century and will give weapons
firing demonstrations at
10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m.,
1:15 p.m., and 2:15 p.m.
on Saturday, May 30. The
SC Rangers portray the militia and ranging units on
the frontier of the south
from the 1740s-1780s. The
following weekend, June 6
and 7, participants from
the 1st Maryland Southern Campaign reenacting
unit, will present a living
history weekend behind
the Visitor Center. These
reenactors, who portray
Maryland Continental Soldiers during the Southern
Campaign of the American
Revolution, will demonstrate how soldiers lived in

STOMPING GROUNDS
UPCOMING EVENTS

Stomping Grounds Open


Mic Night is held the second Friday of each month
from 7-10 p.m. Dan and
Luanne are emcees for
the night. There will be a
sign up sheet prior to the
event for those wanting to
perform.
Visit stompinggroundsgreer.com for more information.

SCCT ANNOUNCES SPRING


KIDS NIGHT SCHEDULE

The
South
Carolina
Childrens Theatre offers
drama activities, a craft,
snack and movie time during Spring Kids Night on
Saturdays this spring, 6
p.m.-10.p.m.
for K3-5th
grade students.
The schedule is as follows:
Saturday, May 16 Dragons & Princesses
In addition, SCCT will
offer a new Friday Kids
Night Out with Mia Phil-

American Sniper
explores the virtues of
masculinity, loyalty and
sacrifice as beautifully as
any film Clint Eastwood
has made since 1991s
Unforgiven.
It tells the true story
of Chris Kyle (Bradley
Cooper), who killed more
enemy soldiers during
his four tours (over 160)
in the Middle East than
any sniper in US history.
Eastwoods movie gives us
some brief background on
Kyles upbringing, Navy
Seal training and courtship of his wife (Sienna
Miller), but mostly focuses
on his active duty service
in Iraq from 2003-2008
and the mounting stress it
put on Kyles psyche and
family life.
If we can attribute half
of the films success to
Eastwoods visceral action
scenes and fluid storytelling, we must give equal
credit to Cooper. The
three-time Oscar nominee
put on a ton of muscle
for the role, but its in the
quieter moments that he
shines, trying to keep the
confusion and emotion at
bay with a brave face and
effortless Texas accent.
But perhaps the most
impressive thing about
American Sniper is that
it covers so much ground.
Moral dilemmas, politics,
loyalties, purpose, trauma
they all have their place
in Eastwoods film, making the proverbial Fog of
War even denser. (132
minutes, rated R for
language and intense
violence)

lips.
The schedule is as follows:
Friday, May 8 (K4-6th)
- America Girls Night
To register, visit scchildrenstheatre.org.

GREER OPRY HOUSE


HOSTS MUSIC, DANCING

Classic Country Band


with Ed Burrell at is at 8
p.m. each Saturday night
at the Greer Opry House.
Admission is $9. There
will be free line dancing
from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
For more information,
call 801-1999.

GREER CULTURAL ARTS


2015 SCHEDULE

The remaining schedule


for 2015 includes:
June 2-30: Tall Tale
Tuesdays
June 12-July 24: Tunes
in the Park
Aug. 14-23: Camp Ark
Nov. 5: Thanksgiving
Art Show Reception
TBA: InTireNational
Contest and Needmore
After School Art Show

FUN AND GAMES

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2015

THE GREER CITIZEN

B9

Woman is fit,
but can barely stand
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am
a 66-year-old female. Even
though I use gym weight
machines for upper and
lower body three times
a week, walk daily for 2
miles and spend 15 minutes on a motion trainer at
the gym, I cannot stand up
easily after gardening on
my knees or getting on my
knees on the floor. Is there
anything I can do to regain
the ability to get up off the
floor/ground without a
struggle? -- S.C.
ANSWER: It sounds
to me that despite your
good exercise regimen,
you may have weakness
specifically in your thighs
-- what we call proximal
muscle weakness. There
is a very long list of medical illnesses that affect
these muscles specifically
(my textbook lists 28 different diagnoses), including common conditions
such as low thyroid levels
and vitamin D deficiency.
I would recommend a visit
to your doctor for a careful exam of your nerves
and muscles to see if my
suspicion is correct. Your
doctor may suggest a trial
of vitamin D.
If no medical cause is
found, I would work specifically on strengthening
the hip muscles, which extend the thighs. A trainer
at the gym can show you
those exercises.
***
DEAR DR. ROACH:
Both of my daughters are
in their 40s and going

TO YOUR
GOOD HEALTH
KEITH
ROACH, M.D.
through menopause (according to their doctors,
so they are not guessing
about this). Both daughters are having such severe migraine headaches
that they are missing
work (and both are practically workaholics who
usually are able to tough
it through physical problems). The migraines occur almost every time they
have a period. Migraines
are not daily during that
time, but episodic (usually
one per period). They do
not have migraines except
during menses.
One daughter was put on
estrogen, which has helped
her cramping, but she still
is getting migraines. The
other daughter has been
referred to three physicians who all told her there
was nothing that could be
done but go on estrogen.
She is now 49 years old
and concerned that if she
goes on estrogen at this
point, she will simply have
the same migraine issues
again when she goes off
it and wonders if that is
actually worth just delaying having to deal with the
migraines.
Is there any other solution besides estrogen
for severe hormonal migraines? -- S.S.

ANSWER: Estrogen-associated migraine is common. However, it usually


is the drop in estrogen
that triggers the migraine.
Thats the reason many
women get migraines
around the time of their
periods, as estrogen levels
normally decline then.
For many women, migraines get worse years
before menopause -- and
by menopause, I mean
when periods stop altogether. As the periods become erratic, and sleep cycles are interrupted by hot
flashes, migraines become
worse, as they have in
your daughters. However,
once periods stop entirely,
episodic migraines usually
get dramatically better on
their own.
During the erratic time
before menses completely
stop, estrogen pills, cream
or an insertable ring can be
used to maintain a more
constant estrogen level,
which usually improves
the headaches. This can be
slowly tapered off when
the periods could be expected to be finished.
Dr. Roach regrets that
he is unable to answer individual letters, but will
incorporate them in the
column whenever possible. Readers may email
questions to ToYourGoodHealth@med.cornell.edu.
To view and order health
pamphlets, visit www.rbmamall.com, or write to
P.O. Box 536475, Orlando,
FL 32853-6475.

SOAP UPDATES
her son. Hayden reminded
Nikolas of the leverage she
held over him. Jake found a
way to prove his loyalty to
Julian. Sam found a piece
of jewelry that reminded
her of Jason. Hayden challenged Elizabeth. Sam
asked Jake for the truth.
Jordan worried that her
cover was blown. Franco
was shocked by Ninas announcement. Wait to See:
Kiki and Morgan share a
heated exchange.

BY DANA BLOCK

THE BOLD AND


THE BEAUTIFUL

Wyatt had a difficult


time masking his guilt
when Nicole confronted
him about betraying her
trust. Bill and Justin strategized about possible ways
to increase magazine sales
for Spencer Publications.
Brookes words of warning haunted Maya and prevented her from completely enjoying her romantic
mountain getaway with
Rick. Ridge attempted to
do damage control within
the company before rumors spread any further.
A question about scruples,
ethics and personal responsibility prompted a
lovers quarrel between
Bill and Katie. Brooke and
Eric discussed how to best
support and protect Rick
when he returned from his
trip. Despite Katies opposition, Bill went ahead
with his plan. Wait to See:
Maya makes a rash decision about her future.

DAYS OF OUR LIVES

Stefano confronted Marlena in Italy after she was


kidnapped. Abigail comforted a vulnerable Chad,
which led to them sharing
an intimate moment. After
realizing he was being set
up, JJ decided to take care
of Eve once and for all.
Melanie worried that Theresa would use the baby
to come between her and
Brady. Melanie caught Son-

Rebecca Budig stars as


Hayden on General
Hospital
ny in an awkward moment.
While researching Clydes
past in Poplar Bluff, Will
ran into an imposing Jeremiah. Serena decided to
take extreme action. Stefano told Marlena that she
had to die for what she did
to Kristen. Meanwhile, Roman and Abe cooked up a
plan to save Marlena. Nicole kept Daniel at arms
length so that she could
get the goods on Serena.
Wait to See: Paige confronts Cole.

GENERAL HOSPITAL

Elizabeth was caught off


guard by what she heard
about Jake. Anna and
Sloan were shocked by
what they found in Sabrinas apartment. Lulu was
perplexed by Nikolas and
Haydens newfound closeness. Sonny and Shawn
had a confrontation with
a shared enemy. Olivia
worried about the fate of

THE YOUNG AND


THE RESTLESS

Neil had a tense runin with Hilary and later


admitted to Nikki that
he was tempted to drink.
Michael made a shocking decision after fighting
with Lauren. Lily felt ill at
ease after seeing her husband comforting Lauren.
Phyllis accused Ashley of
trying to manipulate her
way into becoming the
CEO. Kyle was suspicious
of Jacks behavior. Chelsea admitted to Adam that
she was attracted to him.
Billy reminded Victoria of
her fathers true colors.
Sharon approached Nick
about sharing custody of
their daughter. Kelly continued to mentally torture
the real Jack. Young Genoa
City residents received a
text inviting them to the
cabin. Neil was dumbfounded to learn that Hilary saved him from going to
prison. Wait to See: Mariah
is troubled by Kevins actions.

THE SPATS by Jeff Pickering

RFD by Mike Marland

AMBER WAVES by Dave T. Phipps

OUT ON A LIMB by Gary Kopervas

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