Originally created 10/10/01

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Oct. 10, 1961: The Aiken County school board will get $291,000 from the state and $47,915 for the county treasurer, it was announced.

Charles Kneece, the superintendent of schools, said the schools had hoped for $100,000.

"This will put the budget on an even keel," he said.



Edgefield County Planning Commission, 7 p.m., county building, Jeter Street

Trenton Town Council, 6 p.m., Town Hall, Church Street


The Georgia Council for the Arts will hold grant seminars for all organizations interested in applying for organizational grants for fiscal year 2002.

Applications for these grants are due Jan. 16.

The council will take applications for arts funding in the visual, literary and performing arts. Eligible applicants include arts organizations and other organizations seeking support for arts projects.

Applicants must be incorporated in Georgia as nonprofit organizations and must have been granted 501(c)3 tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service or be units of local or state government.

Guidelines and application forms will be available at the grant seminars. All organizations planning to apply for a grant are urged to make sure the person who will complete the application plan attends a grant seminar.

Seminars are free, and no advance registration is required.

For further information on the seminars, call the council at (404) 685-2787 and speak to a grants manager.

For directions to the site, call the local number.

Nov. 5, 1 to 4 p.m., Lucy Craft Laney Museum, 1116 Phillips St. (off Laney-Walker Boulevard and Phillips Street), 724-3576, Augusta

Nov. 6, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 W. Henry St. (between Bull & Whitaker), (912) 651-6417, Savannah

Free trees

The National Arbor Day Foundation is offering free trees, "autumn classics," to those who join during October.

The trees are two sugar maples, scarlet oak, sweetgum, red oak, silver maple, white dogwood, Washington Hawthorn and two red maples.

The trees will be shipped postpaid between Nov. 1 and Dec. 10 with enclosed planting instructions. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow, or they will be replaced.

To receive the trees, send a $10 membership fee by Oct. 31 to Autumn Classic Trees, National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE, 68410.


Does your hand hurt when you write?

Ease up, experts say. A callused index finger and indented thumb are telltale signs of a tight-gripped writer. Switching to a pen with a wide, soft grip could reduce muscle tension, according to a study in the journal Industrial Health.

Researchers found that subjects who switched from a hard-plastic ball-point pen to one with a softer grip had fewer complaints of thumb and finger pain after just one hour of use.

The softer pens also reduced muscle strain through the entire arm and shoulders.

- Better Homes and Gardens


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