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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - April 24, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina '■HappyEaster X Sunday April 24.2011 Vol. 145, NO. 114 Today's Weather •wife# ..aa > IR .j&m* 88° Low 63° Full forecast 116C Your Local Source Since I8(>~ m—mmmmmmmmmm WWW.aikenStandard.COtTI mmmmmmmmmmm $1.00 rn Saturday at H. Odell Weeks Activities Center See % Lf* INVITATIONAL A SUCCESS* Attendees to Sage Valley’s junior competition say tourney needs no changes See IB An eggs-ellent day Where to eat today Easter Sunday brunch is a tradition with many families. Luckily, several Aikemarea restaurants are offering Easter Sunday brunches and specials. ► Atlanta Bread Company regular menu, open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. ► A ut one, open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.. breakfast all day. lunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. ► Casa Betta, open 4 to 8 p.m., roast leg of lamb Sp0Ci3l ► Davor's Cals open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for brunch ►Eejay s regular menu. 11:30 arn to 3 p.m. ► Fatz Cafe, regular Sunday specials, ll a.m. to 9 p.m. ► General QHott Inn. I p.m.. 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., choice of four entrees with trimmings, reservations and preorders required »Golden Corral, breakfast 7 to ll a.m., dinner ll ain. to 9 p.m. ¥ Houndslake Country Club. Easter brunch for club members only, ll a.m. to 2 p.m., reservations required ► Huddle House Easter special until ll a.m. ► Maxine’s, regular buffet. ll a.m. to 3 p.m. * Riley 's Whitby Bull Eat* ter brunch from 9 a.m. to I p.m. ► 0 Charley s regular brunch from IO a.m. to 3 p.m. ¥ New Moon Cafe, regular brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ► Willcox Inn, Easter brunch IO a.m. to 3 p.m., reservations required. Alk* Freeman, Johnston Robert C Hewitt Sr., Graniteville William Hastings Grice Sr., Aiken Clara Taylor Rutland, Gloverville Doris Crider Capps, North Augusta Jessie Sanford Martin Johnson, Graniteville JASON CRABB LIVE • 7m • FRIDAY Town Creek to host Grammy award-winner Staff photo by AaWeey Williamson Mark Thatcher, 4, couldn't run fast enough to find the next possible spot for a bidderi *99-Mark's dad, Kevin Thatcher, is currently in Afghanistan, deployed with the 1221st Route Clearance Company based in Graniteville. Holiday event brings more than 50 children By ASHLEEY WILLIAMSON Staff writer Tito laster Bunny was quite busy hiding eggs at the Smith-Hazel Recreation ( enter tm Saturday, and more than 50 children showed up at the facility to hunt those eggs down. The event, which took place from 11 a.m. until I p.m., began indoors where many aetiv me* filled the recreation room, including aits and crafts, egg dying, INSIDE: See more photos | 8-lOA (acc painting and a coloring contest. Also in the activ Hies area was a table set up by the New York Life Insurance Co., where ail children at the event were offered free identification cards. Agent Chen Reese worked with volunteers Tessa McC lutchen and Levi Toombs as they scanned children s fingerprints and took their photographs for the cards. “We do this absolutely free as a service to the community,” said Reese. “What we do is we make free LD. cards for children with their picture on ic their finjprpnnts and all their personal information so, if they get lost, tin:, helps the police help the child return home.” Please see EASTER, page ISA By ASHLEEY WILLIAMSON Staff writer Christian gospel singer and Grammy award-winner Jason Crabb will make an appearance in Aiken on Friday, April 29, performing a benefit concert at Town Creek Baptist Church. The concert, which will benefit the American Cancer Society and Relay For Life, will be held at 7 p.m. at the church located at 250 Town Creek Road. Crabb, who this week picked up three Dove awards including Song of the Year for his hit, “Sometimes I Cry,” Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year for “Joseph” and Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year for “Go Tell It on the Mountain,” is on tour and will make two stops in South Carolina, performing in Myrtle Beach on Thursday evening before making his way to Aiken for Friday’s concert. Concert organizer Don I Walsh explained that rather than choosing any indi-\ iduai area team to benefit, all proceeds will go to the national organization. Crabb made an appear-I ance in Aiken last April, and Walsh said he’s excited I to have him return almost , exactly a year later. Jason Crabb “He’s a powerful singer, and ifs a show you don’t want to miss. I mean he’s really, really good.” said Walsh. “You’ll totally be blessed. He’s a great entertainer, and I’m sure he ll do some preaching, too.’ “He touches a lot of people,” added Walsh s wife, Patty. “His music has helped so many people through so many hard times; I think he helps them maintain hope through some really tough situations.” K’Deion thanks is driving more than HOO miles to Aiken from Danbury, Conn., w ith her husband and two daughters to see Crabb in concert. Please see CRABB, page 13A N.C. veteran searches for squadmate Trixie Mary Ruth Randall Judy, Aiken Deaths and Funerals 16-7A testis Calendar IC Crossword 2C Comics _______ INSIDE Dear Abby 4C Horoscopes 4C Movie Listings SC Opinions 14-1 SA Puzzles ac Do you have information about Trixie? • Trixie is described as a black male more than 6 feet tall and between the ages of 60 and 65. Trixie served in Company A, 1/ 12th Battalion 1st Air Cavalry during the Vietnam War. Call Charles Crotts at (336) 889-7156 with any information. By SUZANNE R. STONE Staff writer U.S. Army veteran Charles Crotts of High Point, N.C., is hoping to reconnect with a wartime buddy who may have Aiken connections. “I was in Vietnam in 1966, and I served with a fellow nicknamed Trixie. He was a big guy, African-American, over 6 feet tall and 250 to 300 pounds in 1966, and everyone was afraid to ask him how he got that nickname,” Crotts said. He’d be 60 to 65 years old now. He was not to be trifled with, but he was a great guy We went all through the jungle together, didn t talk much because you didn’t, but he was one of the best I’ve worked with.” Crotts and Tnxie served in Company A, l/l2th Battalion 1st Air Cavalry - “we were the guys with the helicopters,” he said. I rotts had an opportunity to leave Vietnam a few weeks sooner than anticipated and grabbed it. One of his regrets, however, is that he didn’t get to say hts good-byes to Tnxie. “I had already served in the Dominican Republic when I met Trixie, and I had gotten pretty callous. I wasn’t letting myself get really close to anyone or to know anyone too well that I served with because we were losing people every day,” he said. Crotts said that he has talked to some of his former squadmates, and the best information they could give him was that they thought Trixie was from Aiken. He does not know whether Trixie would have remained in Aiken or if any of his family might still be in the area. Crotts requests that anyone with information about Trixie call him at (336) H8 1 *-7156, “Even if he’s died, if • someone knows that, please let me know because I worry about him,” he said. Contact Suzanne Stone al astomia aikenstaniiard com Sports TV Listings IB INSIDE COMING MONDAY Get your ballot to vote for your favorite venues in town. J