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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - June 6, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina mrmmm mmrnmmmrnmmmimmmmmRi- ÛNORS, GRADUATES IN AND NOTES 14A Monday June 6,20 r Vol. 145. No. 157 Todays Weather Kíüliií^ Full forecast 16C Y O II r Local S o ii r c e S i 11 c o I ^SSSSSSSSí www.aikenstandarcl.com == S&S closes doors after 40 years By HALEY HUGHES Staff writer ' NORTH AUGUSTA — Danice Mathis'jaw dropped Sunday when she learned S&S Cafeteria would close its-doors for good soon after she and her husband finished lunch. Danice and Mark lived in North Augusta for 15 years and regularly ate at S&S before moving to Atlanta. They were in town this weekend for a family Wedding and stopped in the cafeteria for lunch. News of the restaurant's closing caught the couple unaware. "If we hadn't come here today, we wouldn't have known," Dariice said. "I hate that." "Don't .cry," Mark joked with his wife. The Mathises were two of approximately 500 that ate lunch at S&S on Sunday. Sundays are typically the cafeteria's busiesHdays, due in large part the number of churchgoers that descend on S&S after worship service, but this Sunday was even busier. Many people said they were eating there to show their support for the restaurant that had been in business for 40 years. S&S opened in North Augusta in 1971. Troy Hall called the closing a "tragedy." He and his family have dined at S&S after Sunday church for years. His wife, Stephanie, ate at S&S with her family when she was a young child. Now, at 23, she ate there regularly after church, and longtime servers remembered her. "We have a big family with kids, and it's woriderftal to save money," Troy said. "Nobody wants to come home after church and cook for two hours," Stephanie said. Please see S&S, page 12A Staff photo by Haley Hughes S&S General Manager Dean Ashley estimated that approximately 500 people ate at the cafeteria Sunday before it closed its doors for good at 2:30 p.m. SERVICE OF ANOTHER CENTURY I i ■ Staff photo by Amy Banton Dana Cheney watches as Daniel Brown conducts communion at an 18th century church service Sunday morning. Sermon returns to 18th century for history event in North Augusta ByAIMY^ANTON ' Staff, writer People gatheredat the Mllow Spring Meeting House 04' Sunday morning for worship and a bit bf a history lesson. An 18th centi^-styled Anglican church service was held Sunday as part of the North Augwsta Living History Park's free Qvent, Colonial Times: Under the Grown. f Father Daniel Brown of the Church of the Holy Trinity in North Augusta led the service for the third year in a row. Beijig á^ocal Anglican minister, Brown also carnés the title of historian. With his strong ^th and love for history, Brown was able to, lead the service and strategically incorporate facts from the ppst throu^out the firmón. see faith through a lens of history," lie said. ;' Wiping the sweat from his brow as ^ temperatures were steadily rising that rpoming, Brown was dressed in 18th-centuiy mmistty attire, complete with ^ol sock^. He didn't let the uncomfort-^le haze of heat distract him as he said tile people of the 18th century and before eildured the heat; back then, there really was no escape from it. ^ 1 . "Life could be quick, brutish and short. It was a hard life. They took church extremely serious. Father Daniel Brown Church of the Holy Trinity in North Augusta who conducted the church service at Colonial Times: Under the Crown Brown led the visitors through prayer, communion and "Amazirig Gi^e" during the service inside the tiny wooden meeting house. The service lasted about an hour, but Brown said services during that time period typically lasted for two hours. He also sha^ with visitors a brief history behind the church, the importance it had to the people of that time period and the hardships àiey faced. **Life' could \ie quick, brutish and short. See video from the service at www.aikenstandard.com . It was a hard life," Brown said, citing that many people buried more children than they raised during that time, due to disease and other health risks. "They took church extremely serious." At that time, many of the small churches did not have a permanent minister, and, when his presence was made, he would come with information and the latest news to go along with his sermon. Brown added. T^t traveling minister may have been one of tiie only sources outside a smdl town to the Jieople who lived there, and Brown said they were ^er not only for the sermon but dso for information. Charfe Hudson of Virginia Vvas re-enacting a loyalist oflficer, someone who was commissioned by the crown and who had authority to hold service when there was no chaplain present. Hudson has been coming to North Augusta to volunteer at the Living History Park since the early 2000s and said tlmt such event is beneficial to the community. Ploase 869 HISTORY, page 12A Submitted photos Jim and Evelyn leale (then Evelyn Engel) playing The Teales were married in together as children. Clifton, NJ., on June 9,1951. The Teales, who are Cedar Creek residents, have known each other all of their lives and will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 9. Childhood friends celebrate 60 years of holy matrimony By ANNA DOLIANITIS Staff writer Cedar Creek residents Evelyn and Jim Teale enjoy each others' company. They like going out to eat -in Aiken, playing cards at Cedar Creek's community center and volunteering their time in the community. Jim and Evelyn will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversaty on Thursday, but really tiiey will be celebrating an entire life spent together growing up in New Jersey. "We've always enjoyed each others' cohipany," said Jim, looking at a collage filled with pictures of tiieir life together, fixDm when they were babies to present day. "I don't know where the 60 years went," Evelyn agreed. The Teales' parents were longtime friends before Jim and Evelyn were even bom, and, as children, Jim and Evelyn - then Evelyn Engel - grew up doing eveiything together, from Walking to the mailbox to pick up the mail to taking turns riding in a toy car that has now been restored and decorates the couple's Aiken home. In fact, the only time the couple has been apart in more than 80 years was a two-year period shortly after their 1951 marriage when Jim was serving in the military in Korea. Though Jim's family lived just over the state line in New York when they were teenagers, they still got together to attend grammar and high school dances, which Evelyn said her parents allowed See ANNIVERSARY, page 12A Calendar 3C Living on the Go 1C Ciasslfiecls SB Movie Listings 5C ^Qssword 4C Opinions IIA jfcmlcs 3C Puzzles 4C fear Abby * 4C Sport, „ S>rQSCopes / 4C TV Listings iBiïiiaoaaaQ Woman still Has account opened in 1913 7Ä: Parton launches pirate show at beàch Mary Ann Sizemore Lamb, North Augusta Deaths and Funerals 16A VISIT ÚS ONLINE AT aUimmlMiHMLcQm WEATHER AFFECTS GAMES ~ CLEMSON LOSES; CAROLINA POSTPONED. ib i
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