Originally created 09/22/03

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BACK IN TIME

SEPT. 22, 1957

APPLING - McDuffie and Columbia counties will get together for a two-county pasture meeting on Tuesday.

It will get under way at 10 a.m. at the Winfield Community House and those attending will be brought up to date on the latest information from the Experiment Stations.

A panel discussion on pasture development and feed production will also be a feature of the program.

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AROUND TOWN

TODAY FREE CONE DAY: Dairy Queen will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ice cream cone with a free 5-ounce vanilla cone. Donations will be accepted, benefiting the Children's Miracle Network and Medical College of Georgia's Children's Medical Center.

PUBLIC SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETING: The Public Services Committee of the Augusta Commission will meet at 12:30 p.m., room 802, Augusta-Richmond County Municipal Building, 530 Greene St. The meeting is free.

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETING: The Administrative Services Committee of the Augusta Commission will meet at 1 p.m., room 802, Augusta-Richmond County Municipal Building, 530 Greene St. The meeting is open to the public.

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE: The Public Safety Committee of the Augusta Commission will meet at 1:30 p.m., room 802, Augusta-Richmond County Municipal Building, 530 Greene St. The meeting is free and open to the public.

FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING: The Finance Committee of the Augusta Commission will meet at 2 p.m., room 802, Augusta-Richmond County Municipal Building, 530 Greene St. The meeting is open to the public.

ENGINEERING SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETING: The Engineering Services Committee of the Augusta Commission will meet at 3 p.m., room 802, Augusta-Richmond County Municipal Building, 530 Greene St. The meeting is open to the public.

MEETINGS THIS WEEK

TUESDAY

Public Hearing on the Pinched Gut Historic Resource Survey, 4:30-6 p.m., room 803, municipal building, 530 Greene St.

CSRA Regional Development Center board meeting, 6 p.m., White Columns restaurant, Thomson

ROAD TRIP TIPS

Professional drivers offer these tips for a safe road trip:

  • Get a new atlas if yours is more than a year old. Hundreds, if not thousands, of changes are made each year.
  • Keep a three-ring notebook to hold directions, phone numbers and maps to difficult-to-find places.
  • Keep a list of emergency numbers that can be found easily.
  • If you wear prescription glasses, try to bring an extra pair so you can still drive if one pair breaks.
  • Be sure to pack a flashlight, with extra batteries, in the car.
  • DANDY DIFFERENCE

    In a Sears, Roebuck and Co. survey conducted by Bruskin/Goldring Research, 27 percent of American gardeners said they are not disturbed by dandelions in their lawn.

    THE ODDS, FELLOWS

    That an American will die in a given year: 1 in 119

    That you will live past age 65: 4 in 5

    Of dying of heart disease: 1 in 3

    Of surviving your first heart attack: 2 in 3;

    Of dying of cancer: 1 in 5

    Of dying in an accident: 1 in 23

    Of dying in an automobile accident: 1 in 125

    Of being struck by lightning in a lifetime: 1 in 9,100

    That you will be murdered this year: 1 in 12,000

    Source: What the Odds Are by Les Krantz.