Originally created 11/16/02

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EMPTY STOCKING

Applications for The Augusta Chronicle's Empty Stocking Fund may be picked up at these locations during regular office hours: the main office, 725 Broad St.; the Aiken office, 123 Pendleton St.; or the Columbia County office, 4143 Columbia Road.

Applicants must explain in detail how the money will help them and why they need help. They also must provide a street address, along with some other verifiable information. Applications with a post office box must also contain a street address.

BACK IN TIME

NOV. 16, 1960

During a vacation visit at the Augusta National Golf Club, President Eisenhower on Tuesday ordered federal departments and agencies to cut the amount of money they spend abroad. More details will be spelled out within 48 hours.

The announcement followed an extraordinary two-hour, 30-minute conference between the president, the secretary of the treasury and the secretary of defense, the longest held during an Eisenhower vacation in Augusta.

AROUND TOWN

Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

TODAY

CHRISTMAS MADE IN THE SOUTH: Christmas Made in the South is here again and continues its stop in Augusta from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St. The show will feature arts and crafts, metal sculptures, beaded glass jewelry, Americana, tropical and animal motifs, and more. The cost is $5; children 12 and younger are admitted free. Fifty-cent discounts are available at Chick-fil-A and Fat Man's Forest locations and at The Augusta Chronicle. For more information, call Russ Hunt at (800) 683-3772.

WORLD AIDS CAMPAIGN BASKETBALL GAME: A basketball game to benefit the World AIDS Campaign will take place at 5 p.m. at the Augusta State University Physical Education Athletic Complex, Wrightsboro Road. Local TV celebrities will compete against local radio celebrities, and ASU Alumni will assist both teams. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 667-4342.

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT MEETING: The Child Care Resource and Referral Agency of East Georgia in Augusta will announce the Quality Improvement Project at 1:30 p.m. at Advent Lutheran Church, 3232 Washington Road. The meeting will focus on the requirements and the application packets for the project. It is recommended that all potential applicants attend the meeting. Applicants must be 21 or older and have a high school diploma and a clear criminal records check. For more information, call 228-3566 or (877) 228-3566 or Imgaugusta@mindspring.com.

SUNDAY

NASCAR PARTY: American Legion Post 192 will hold a NASCAR party at 12:30 p.m. at 1 Legion Drive, Evans. There will be a big-screen TV to watch the race. Dinners will cost $5 each, or two for $8. All proceeds will benefit veterans at local veterans homes and VA hospitals. For more information, call 863-8728.

MUSIC AT THE MORRIS: The Garden City Chorus will perform Barbershop Harmonies at 2 p.m. at the Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St. Admission is free. For more information, call 724-7501.

MONDAY

SELF HELP FOR THE HARD OF HEARING PEOPLE MEETING: The Self Help for the Hard of Hearing People will meet at 5:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Adult Education Building, Room 100, 3500 Walton Way. For more information, call Dave Welter, 738-2796.

RUG CARE TIPS

  • Rotate your rugs frequently to equalize the effect of the sun.
  • Avoid continual direct exposure to sunlight.
  • Clean spills immediately to help prevent staining.
  • Vacuum regularly to remove loose soil.
  • For professional deep-cleaning, be sure to use a rug specialist.
  • Always follow manufacturer's recommended cleaning methods.
  • WHAT A FEELING

    In a recent study, women were in a better mood after 10 minutes of walking, in an even better mood after 20 minutes of walking, and in an even better mood after 30 minutes. Then the effects plateaued.

    Source: Shape