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Tom Dunaway's Plan to Save Sullivan's


Meals on Wheels Needs Drivers

Meals on Wheels of Anderson needs route drivers. If you can help, call 225-6800.


Rudy's Autumn Bluegrass Festival Starts Tonight

Rudy's Bluegrass in the Woods on 29N tunes up for the annual Autumn festival, which starts tonight. Details here


Anderson Interfaith Ministries Current Needs 

General Needs:

New Self-propelled Lawn mower

First Class Stamps

Colored and White paper

Postage scale

Sodas and Water for volunteers

Scrapbooking Supplies

WACS needs:

Pull-ups and Diapers

Disposable Cameras

Childcare Scholarships

Hosts for Life Skills Sessions

Family Sponsors

Pantry Needs: Top Ten for May

1.      Canned Vegetables

2.      Paper Products (esp. bathroom tissue)

3.      Canned Soups

4.      Canned Fruits

5.      Sugar

6.      Flour

7.      Dried Beans

8.      Rice

9.      Canned Meats

10.     Peanut Butter & Jelly

Technology Needs:

Computers with Windows XP

New Laser Color Printer

Adobe Contribute 4.0 or higher



Ink Cartridges (Lexmark 16 and 26) (HP 21 and 22)

Adobe Acrobat program

Flash drives

Wish List:
Pick-up Truck with cover (to be used to pick up food)

Picnic Tables


If you have any items to donate other than what it listed or any questions, please contact Laura Capell, Volunteer and Special Events Coordinator at 226-2273 Ext. 101


You can mail a check to:
P.O. BOX 1136

or donate online here



Labor Day 2009

Profile America -- Monday, September 7th. This is Labor Day -- set aside to honor the nation's working men and women and traditionally the end of the summer season. The first Labor Day was celebrated in September 1882 in New York City, organized by union official Peter McGuire. By 1893, more than half the states were observing the occasion, and celebrating the first Monday in September as a national holiday became law in 1894.

In the U.S., more than 155 million men and women are in the labor force. About 10.5 million are self-employed, and about 5 percent have more than one job. Eight percent work 60 or more hours a week, while nearly 6 percent work at home. Profile America is a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau, now preparing for the 2010 Census.


Celebrate Anderson (in case you missed it)

All photos © 2009 Anderson Observer, Col. "Slim" Anderson


Midnight Flight 2009 results


Meeting of the Strings Ushers in Labor Day

The annual Cadillac Cromer Meeting of the Strings joined other community events in kicking off labor day with bbq and bluegrass.


S.C. Budget Board Poor Leaders


Sullivan's to Close Sept. 12

Sullivan's Metropolitan Grill, downtown Anderson's most celebrated restaurant will close it's doors Sept. 12 after two years mounting losses due the down economy. We will miss the grouper, the lamb and if not the finest desserts in town (at least tied for first), and owner Bill Nikas and his staff. (See goodbye "From Where I Sit").

Sullivan's Metropolitan Grill opened in February of 1995 in the historic Sullivan Hardware building in the heart of downtown Anderson. Chef Bill Nikas’ cuisine is defined as Bold American Cuisine with a Touch of the Mediterranean with emphasis on fresh seafood and aged Beef. Greek and Southern influences make an eclectic combination. Featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal in July, 2001, the restaurant has received the wine spectator award of excellence four years in a row. The restaurant is triple diamond rated; annually listed in Foders restaurant guide and voted Best Restaurant in Anderson for the past three years.


Well-known Minister Overcash Dies at 79


Writing Contest Deadline Sept. 15

The Upstate S.C. American Christian Writers Chapter is sponsoring a writing contest in conjunction with their Carolina Christian Writers' Workshop which will feature a faculty of 14 and be held Oct. 23-24, 2009, at North Anderson Baptist Church. The deadline to enter the contest by email is September 15. You must be registered for the workshop to enter. Entries will receive a detailed critique of their work as well as be entered in the contest for that category.

Contest categories include:

Articles - critiqued by Larry Leech, author of over 2,000 articles; Novella/Novel - critiqued by Yvonne Lehman, author of 46 romance novels; Non-Fiction Book proposal - critiqued by Linda Gilden, author of the popular Love Notes series;  Poetry -Critiqued by Dr. Bonnie Harvey, author of 22 books and professor at Kennesaw State University; Children's books - critiqued by Dr. Bonnie Harvey.
Anyone interested in writing is invited to register for the workshop and enter the contest. Prizes will be awarded on October 24.  For a detailed workshop and contest brochure, email Elva Martin, Workshop Director at or check the web site or call Elva at 864/226-7024. Students and early bird registrations will receive a discounted tuition.


Preteen Girls Self Esteem Course Offered

Girls between the ages of 9 and 12 now have available a special course designed to address their specific self esteem needs. Especially Me is offered by The Junior League of Anderson County at the Jennie Gilmer Pavilion at AnMed Health Campus. "Especially Me" is a series of three classes that address issues such as self esteem, changing bodies, nutrition, eating disorders, making good decisions, being assertive and expressing feelings.

The preteen years are critical for a young woman to establish a sense of self. The first course focuses on the definition of self-esteem and how society has a major influence on a young woman’s self-esteem. Girls will walk away with a clear understanding about what makes them unique. The second class focuses on health, nutrition and exercise as well as the physical and emotional changes of puberty. The girls will learn that living a healthy lifestyle helps contribute to their self-esteem.

The third and final class focuses on teaching girls to make good decisions and be assertive when they are challenged by peer pressure. They are given the tools necessary to help them succeed as a young woman in today’s society. The next course available at the AnMed Health Campus meets October 6, and it is open to all girls ages 9 –12. The course is also available to clubs or organizations and can be scheduled to fit their needs at their own facilities. School, church and civic organizations are encouraged to contact JLAC to schedule a private session at their location.

To register your child or schedule a class for a club or youth group, please email Arden Stelly at or call the Junior League office at (864) 231-0470.