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How to help elderly drivers
February 15, 2012 – 1:00 am | No Comment

I’m worried about my father’s driving. At age 84, his driving skills have diminished significantly, but I know he’s bound and determined to keep going as long as he’s alive. What tips can you recommend that can help me help my dad stop driving?

Powell talks change for Walhalla
February 14, 2012 – 1:00 am | No Comment
Powell talks change for Walhalla | Test

John Michael Powell speaks to the Walhalla Lions Club recently about changes happening in Walhalla. The “Avondale” mill, which was a part of Chicopee Manufacturing and later Avondale, will be demolished, marking the end of Walhalla’s textile heritage. In addition, Powell announced the sewer line from the new Walhalla High School will make possible more growth for Walhalla in the Pickett Post area.

Rhue earns top honors
February 14, 2012 – 1:00 am | No Comment
Rhue earns top honors | Test

Colette Rhue, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Hawthorne, has been chosen as a 2012 Palmetto Gold Award recipient for the Ralph Johnson VA. MC. Rhue is a nurse manager, 3A. She is being recognized as one of the top nurses in South Carolina at the Palmetto Gold Gala in Columbia April 21.

Storytelling through words, music, art
February 14, 2012 – 1:00 am | No Comment
Storytelling through words, music, art | Test

CLEMSON — Stories define our lives and the life of a community. Stories come alive 6:30 p.m. March 6 as the Clemson Area StoryTellers and The Arts Center in Clemson bring the fourth annual Celebration of Story to The Arts Center, 212 Butler St., Clemson. The community is invited to experience stories through the spoken word …

Orchid Society holds show, sale
February 14, 2012 – 1:00 am | No Comment

SENECA — The Blue Ridge Orchid Society will hold their annual orchid show and sale from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Feb. 23 and Feb. 24 and from noon until 4 p.m. on Feb. 25. The show and sale is at Duke Energy’s World of Energy, 7812 Rochester Highway, Seneca. Club members will be present to give tips on caring for orchids. Be sure to bring a camera. For more information, call (864) 944-1108.

Wine tasting set for Feb. 24
February 14, 2012 – 1:00 am | No Comment

CLEMSON — The League of Women Voters of the Clemson Area will host a South American wine tasting from 6 until 8 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Morrison Auditorium at Calhoun Bridge Center, 212-216 Butler St., Clemson. The event will have heavy hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $25 per person and may be purchased at the door …

Students dare freezing temperatures
February 14, 2012 – 1:00 am | No Comment
Students dare freezing temperatures | Test

Oconee Christian Academy classmates, from left, Rachael Nicholson, Bailey Hawkins and Evan Cherry, take a “polar plunge” off Cherry’s dock into Lake Hartwell. The outside and water temperatures were 45 degrees.

Salem resident receives “Signal 30” award
February 14, 2012 – 1:00 am | No Comment
Salem resident receives “Signal 30” award | Test

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. — Isle of Palms City Council bestowed a “Signal 30” award for citizen service on Bill Pennington of Salem at a recent meeting. Pennington was visiting the Isle of Palms in November when he saw a 70-year-old male in full cardiac arrest on a tennis court in Wild Dunes.

Food drive displays students’ spirit
February 14, 2012 – 1:00 am | No Comment
Food drive displays students’ spirit | Test

The second-grade class at St. Joseph Catholic School in Anderson challenged other classes to a canned food drive contest in celebration of the 100th day of school. Some 1,470 cans of food were collected by the students and donated to the Anderson Emergency Soup Kitchen.

The art of complaining
February 14, 2012 – 1:00 am | No Comment

Have you had bad service or bought something that is defective? What’s the BEST WAY TO COMPLAIN to get positive results? Companies really do want your feedback — in the right way. Keep receipts until you are sure you are satisfied. Stay calm and collected. Don’t show overzealous emotion when writing to a company or speaking to someone on the phone or in person.

Happy Valentine’s Day!
February 14, 2012 – 1:00 am | No Comment
Happy Valentine’s Day! | Test

Willie says: Can you believe it’s Valentine’s Day already? Seems like we were just celebrating New Year’s Day a few weeks ago. Are anybody’s resolutions still unbroken? In honor of today Willie presents this poem: Roses are red, Violets are blue. Happy Valentine’s Day From Willie to you!

Hang up and drive
February 14, 2012 – 1:00 am | No Comment

I, too, am a “Worried Driver.” A few years ago, I purchased 100 bumper stickers on the Internet that say “Hang Up and Drive.” We put one on our car, and my daughter and I have been handing them out to anyone who sees it and shares the sentiment. I have about 20 left, and when they are gone, I will buy more.

Even as Christians we still sin
February 14, 2012 – 1:00 am | No Comment

Question: If I do something wrong after I’ve given my life to Jesus, do I lose my salvation? This worries me a lot, because I know I’m not perfect and I’ll stumble. — H.A. | Answer: If we lost our salvation every time we sinned, then no one would ever be saved — because no matter how hard we try, even as Christians we still sin.

Brighten up bake sales
February 14, 2012 – 1:00 am | No Comment
Brighten up bake sales | Test

A bake sale is a sweet way to support any charitable cause, whether it’s raising money for new uniforms or donating to a local animal shelter. These tips and recipes from the celebration experts at Wilton will make bake sale treats that stand out among the rest — it’s a piece of cake.