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With the biggest meal of the year planned for Thursday, here are some tips about how to properly use a home garbage disposal.

William P. Copenhaver (right) chats with Roland Grey during Thursday's 2007 CSRA Business Hall of Fame reception at the Augusta Marriott Hotel and Suites. Mr. Copenhaver, the former chairman and president and CEO of Columbia Chemicals in Augusta, was inducted to the hall of fame during Thursday's event, as were the late congressman Charlie Norwood and Sage Valley Golf Club founder Weldon Wyatt.  Chris Thelen/Staff
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William P. Copenhaver (right) chats with Roland Grey during Thursday's 2007 CSRA Business Hall of Fame reception at the Augusta Marriott Hotel and Suites. Mr. Copenhaver, the former chairman and president and CEO of Columbia Chemicals in Augusta, was inducted to the hall of fame during Thursday's event, as were the late congressman Charlie Norwood and Sage Valley Golf Club founder Weldon Wyatt.

GRIND IT

- Citrus and other melon rinds. Grinding a whole lemon every couple of weeks will help cut odor.

- Small amounts of fats and greases. Be sure to have the disposal operating and use a strong flow of cold water.

TOSS IT

- Extremely fibrous material such as corn husks or artichokes can cause drain blockage. Some high-end disposers will allow grinding and disposal of these fibrous materials.

- Large amounts of fats and greases are a no-no. Allow them to solidify in a container and then toss in the trash.

- Don't use hot water when grinding food waste.

Source: The Associated Press

TODAY

DROP DEAD JULIET: 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday; Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; $5; performed by the Aiken Community Playhouse Youth Wing; (803) 648-1438

INSPECTING CAROL: 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show today and Saturday and Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 1; Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre; $35 civilians, $33 seniors (65 and older), retirees, Department of the Army civilians, active-duty E7 and above; $26 active-duty E6 and below, $20 show only; reservations required; (706) 793-8552 or www.fortgordon.com/theatre.htm.

TONY PHILLIPS: 8 p.m., The Country Club, 2834 Washington Road; free dance lessons 7-8 p.m.; $5 for men, $3 for ladies; (706) 364-1862, www.augustacountry.com.

SOUTHERN SOUL AND SONG: 7:30 p.m., Imperial Theatre; Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder; $12.50-$35; presented by the Morris Museum of Art and Imperial Theatre; (706) 722-8341.

SHRIMP DINNER: 5 p.m., the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6445, Harlem; shrimp dinner for $6 per plate, dine-in or carry-out; Evelyn Ellis at (706) 597-0514.

HARLEM'S HANDS UP OUTREACH MINISTRIES THRIFT SHOP: open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday, 110 S. Hicks St.; free bread available; donations of clothing, housewares and school supplies welcome; (706) 556-2259.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 192 STEAK DINNER: 7-9 p.m., Post 192 on Legion Drive off Owens Road, in Evans; (706) 863-8728.

HARLEM'S LAUREL AND HARDY MUSEUM: Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; closed Sundays and Mondays; downtown Harlem; (706) 556-0401.

SATURDAY

LIBERTY ART SHOW: 6 p.m. Saturday, noon Sunday; First Liberty Market, downtown Waynesboro, Ga.; photography, painting, pottery, sculpture, mosaics, stained glass, handmade jewelry, metal, mixed media and carvings; this nonprofit event is free to the public and open to the whole family; all artwork for sale.

OSTEEN LOG CABIN OPEN HOUSE: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 3184 Wagener Road, Aiken, across from Couchton Baptist Church; one-room schoolhouse, chicken house, Confederate museum; (803) 642-4961.

PALETTE AND PORCELAIN ARTISTS ASSOCIATION: Exhibit, tea and sale: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 2367 Washington Road.

PIONEER DAY: 10 a.m., Lincoln County Historical Park, behind the post office in Lincolnton; free.


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