Originally created 09/17/02

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SEPT. 17, 1922

Dr. George Preston, superintendent of the Gracewood School for the Mentally Defective, was informed by wire yesterday that Gov. Thomas Hardwick had not accepted the offer of the Citizens and Southern Bank of a loan with which to finance the Gracewood Institution until the state Legislature meets next summer.

The governor said the institute had not properly gained funding while the General Assembly was in session and it would not be right for him to give it money now.

However, if members of the board, as individuals, or the commercial organizations of the city of Augusta want to get together and borrow the sum of $25,000 themselves, they can do so, and the governor says he will recommend to the next Legislature that they be paid back.


Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:


POTLUCK DINNER: The Sierra Club will hold a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. at Universalist Unitarian Church of Augusta, 3501 Walton Way Extension. After the dinner, Lynn Bailey will give a demonstration on the new computerized voting machines. The public is welcome to bring a dish to share. For more information, call Sam Booher at 863-2324.

FREE LEGAL CLINIC: There will be a free legal clinic on family law at 7 p.m. at Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road, North Augusta. This will be the first of two clinics this fall. For more information, call Barbara Walker at (803) 279-5767.

PUTTING "U" IN AUG-STA: The Augusta Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a newcomers event, Putting "U" in Aug-sta, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Army Reserve Center, Fort Gordon's 15th Street, across from Bingo Palace. The event is for newcomers to Fort Gordon, and newcomers to the Augusta area also are welcome. There will be door prizes. For more information, call 791-3752.


LUPUS SUPPORT GROUP: There will be a lupus support group meeting at 7 p.m. at the Medical College of Georgia, Greenblatt Library, second-floor Classroom 211. For more information, call 868-9424 or 210-1868.

LEAGUE OF DEMOCRATIC WOMEN: The League of Democratic Women of Richmond County will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library Main Branch, 902 Greene St. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Claire Shannon at 731-9525.

DEPRESSIVE AND MANIC-DEPRESSIVE ASSOCIATION: There will be a meeting of the Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association of Greater Augusta, a ministry of First Baptist Church, at 6 p.m. at the church, 3500 Walton Way, Room 105. This meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 733-2236.


Things you can do to lower stress:

  • Simplify your life. Cut out a few activities or delegate tasks whenever you can.
  • Learn to say no. Never give an immediate answer to a request for volunteering.
  • Schedule worry time. Keep worry time to a half hour and use that time to work on solutions to problems. If a worry crops up outside of your designated worry time, write it down and worry about it later.
  • Don't procrastinate. Remember the old saying, "Lead with the body and the mind will follow." Spend at least five minutes at the task at hand before you leave to do something else.
  • Help someone.
  • Write a letter to a friend.

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