Originally created 10/26/02

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BACK IN TIME

OCT. 26, 1977

Columbia County Sheriff Ed Tankersley and Richmond County Sheriff James G. Beck mounted horses for the cameras Tuesday during a special promotion for the Central Savannah River Area Mounted Sheriffs Posse.

The two law enforcement leaders appeared to promote the organizations's horse show, which begins Saturday at Circle T Ranch on Alexander Road. Proceeds will go to the Sheriffs' Boys Ranch and Girls Ranch.

AROUND TOWN

Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

TODAY FALL ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW: There will be an arts and crafts show from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Augusta Mall, 3450 Wrightsboro Road. The show will feature glassblowing, leathercraft, silver and copper jewelry, oil and watercolor art, woodworking, floral arrangements, ceramics, calligraphy verses, cartoon caricatures and more. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Louise Whigham, 840-1877 or 860-5420.

STAMP SHOW: The 26th annual Augusta Stamp Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the St. Joseph Home Health Care Service Center in Daniel Village Shopping Center on Wrightsboro Road.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY: In honor of National Make A Difference Day, Shepeard Community Blood Center is reminding all blood donors that its offices at 1019 Pine Log Road in Aiken and 112 Davis Road will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shepeard Community Blood Center is critically low on all O positive and O negative blood. For more information, call Cyndi Reeves, 737-4551.

O'DOUL'S PINCH GUT PUFFER: There will be a chance for participants to beat Private Puffer's time and to show their support for people with disabilities in a 7 1/2 K cross country walk/run beginning with registration at 7:30 a.m. The race will start at Kings Mill off Broad Street and end at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, at Sixth and Reynolds Streets. The cost is $25. For more information, call 823-8526.

SUMMERVILLE TOUR OF HOMES: The Summerville Neighborhood Association is celebrating 25 years of the Tour of Homes. The tour will be from noon to 6 p.m. today and from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday and will consist of seven homes and one garden. The tour is a chance for all to enjoy the architecture, ambience and history of the Summerville area. The cost is $15. For more information, call 736-3401.

APPLE FESTIVAL: There will be an apple festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. John's United Methodist Church, Richland Avenue, Aiken. The festival will feature homemade crafts, a consignment sale of clothes, shoes, toys and baby items, a silent auction, a trash 'n' treasures sale, a bake sale, a frozen casserole sale, games, breakfast and lunch. The event is free, and proceeds will benefit the United Methodist Women Missions. For more information, call (803) 648-6891.

SPEIR'S TURNOUT FESTIVAL: The Speir's Turnout Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at U.S. Highway 319, Bartow, Ga. There will be a parade, entertainment, a transportation show, food, art and crafts. For more information, call Carol Arnold at (478) 364-3181.

SUNDAY MUSIC AT THE MORRIS: There will be a song recital at 2 p.m. at the Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St. The concert will feature Irida Herri, a soprano, accompanied by So Young Cheng on piano. Admission is free, and the concert is open to the public. For more information, call 724-7501.

BARBECUE AND SILENT AUCTION: Jim Hudson Lexus will sponsor a barbecue and silent auction at 5:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St. The cost is $10 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Sacred Heart Cultural Center and the Hale House Foundation. For more information, call 826-4700.

TURKEY SHOOT: The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5877 will hold a turkey shoot at 3 p.m. at its location, South Carolina Highway 19, south of Talatha Church Road, Aiken. The winners will have a choice of turkey, bacon, ham or roast beef. Proceeds will benefit improvements for the V.F.W. Post 5877. The cost is $3 per shot. For more information, call J.L. Shull, (803) 648-1505.

MONDAY GOLF MARATHON: Jim Hudson Lexus will sponsor a golf marathon at 7:30 a.m. at the River Golf Club, North Augusta. Proceeds from the marathon will benefit the Sacred Heart Cultural Center and the Hale House Foundation. The event is free and is open to the public. For more information, call 826-4700.

USING MIRRORS

  • To bring light into a small kitchen, mirror the wall from the top of the counter to the bottom of the cabinets. (A caveat: If your countertop is cluttered, the mirror will appear to double the clutter.)
  • If you're on a budget, buy mirrors at flea markets and hang them in a grouping. This is an especially good use for old mirrors that have some imperfections. Remember: There's beauty in imperfection.
  • Use mirrors on a tabletop, especially for a party or during the holidays. Consider having a mirror made to cover the entire top, or have a strip made to run the length of the table's center.
  • Place a folding mirrored screen in the corner of a living or dining room to brighten it. Such a screen, which may need to be fabricated, can be used as a three-way mirror, as seen in dressing rooms.
  • Long, narrow rooms or hallways are enhanced by mirroring the long side. A mirrored hallway will appear wider if you place a semicircular or demilune table against the mirror. The table will then look like a full circle.
  • Resting a tall mirror against a wall is not only trendy, it's a flexible design tool because changing the tilt of the mirror changes the reflected view.
  • Hang a decorative, framed mirror on top of a plate glass mirrored wall. Or hang empty picture frames on the mirrored wall.
  • Hanging a single mirror by a chain, cording or a ribbon can help set it off.
  • As a general rule, frameless mirrors suit contemporary settings while framed mirrors suit traditional ones. But hanging a heavily embellished old mirror in a modern environment can be striking.
  • Sources: Joanelle Jordann Klumb of Joanelle Jordann Design; Pamela Heyne of Pamela Heyne, AIA and Houston-Heyne in Washington, D.C.; Tom Ehmke of Home Glass Co. in Milwaukee; Nancy Miller of Form & Function.