Originally created 09/01/02

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BACK IN TIME

SEPT. 1, 1932

Another record-breaking crowd surged into the auditorium of Richmond Academy yesterday to attend the second session of The Augusta Chronicle's Cooking School - an event that seemed to eclipse in interest the solar eclipse in the heavens outside.

Miss Gladys Baker - cooking demonstrator - had the audience with her every step of the way.

On her menu for Wednesday were buttermilk spice cake with caramel icing, Southern baked ham, a new kind of hot tamale and an uncooked fruit cake with sherry sauce.

CITIZEN COURSE

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is holding a Citizen's Law Enforcement Academy beginning Sept. 12. The free nine-week course is held each Thursday night and is open to county residents 18 and older.

Participants will be given an insight into the everyday operations of the sheriff's office in addition to firearms training, which includes live fire on the shooting range.

To sign up or get more information, call Capt. Jim Marsh at (706) 541-4027.

Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

TODAY

AROUND TOWN

CARIBBEAN PRAISE MONTH: There will be praises focusing on the Caribbean Islands at 6 p.m. at the Greater Apostolic Holy Temple, 3443 Morgan Road, Hephzibah, every Sunday in September. Praises will focus on Jamaica, Guyana and the U.S. Virgin Islands. There also will be a Caribbean fellowship dinner. These events are open to the public. For more information, call 840-3223.

PUBLIC LIBRARIES CLOSED: All public libraries will be closed. Augusta's main library also will be closed. For more information, call 821-2604.

MONDAY

REST FEST 2002: There will be a Labor Day celebration from 3 to 9:30 p.m. at Riverview Park in North Augusta. Entertainment will be the country group Pinmonkey. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. For more information, call (803) 441-4300.

SCHOOL'S OUT PRIME TIME: A day of fun for children will be held from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Family Y, 3532 Wheeler Road. There will be arts, crafts, games, sports, swimming and more. This event is for children ages 5-12. Preregistration will be at Prime Time Discovery program sites. The cost is $14 per preregistered child, $20 the day of the program. A minimum of 15 children must be registered for the program to be held. For more information, call 738-7006 or www.thefamilyy.org.

LABOR DAY BARBECUE: There will be a barbecue at 7 a.m. at American Legion Post 63. Pit-cooked pork, hash and rice, potato salad, and cole slaw will be available. The Post 63 Ladies Auxiliary will have cakes for sale.

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