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New classes at YMCA

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The Lincoln County Family YMCA will host a Faster and Farther Swim Class for children ages 7 and up. The class is designed to help kids improve their swim stroke and increase endurance. The YMCA will also be offering water aerobics to members and nonmembers from 9 a.m. to 9:45…

North Lincoln freshman sees patience as key

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PUMPKIN CENTER — Sometimes players have to be patient in order to accomplish a long-time goal. Others just naturally have talent and shine along the way. Shaunasie Perkins, a freshman on the North Lincoln Lady Knights tennis team, hopes both hold true as she tries to accomplish her goal of…

85th birthday

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Denver gets taste of N.Y. in upscale bar

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Wanting to bring something new and different to Denver, Flavia and Scott Stewart recently opened Neat, an upscale martini and tapas bar. “ … There are a lot of sports bars in the area and they’re great. But we wanted to give our customers a feel as if they were…

Voter registration deadlines loom

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The Nov. 4 election is approaching fast and so are several important deadlines. The last day to register to vote is Friday. All registration forms sent via mail must be postmarked by Friday at the latest. Registration forms can be found at most local post offices or libraries and online…

North Lincoln teacher pushes ag-sciences

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North Lincoln High School teacher Shane Norris wants to get the word out that today’s agricultural sciences curriculum is diverse, relevant and cutting edge. Norris is in his fourth year as ag-sciences instructor and FFA (Future Farmers of America) program head for North Lincoln. Although he originally considered a career…

Quilts and history: All in one weekend

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Cherryville residents are gearing up for the first-ever Cherryville Quilt Show and Historical Weekend. “We’re very excited to start this event and hope that a lot of people come to the show and take advantage of all that Cherryville has to offer,” Paulette Sewell-Gibson, owner of the Ladybug Emporium, said.…

61-year hobby is productive effort

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It all started in 1947 with a Bible featuring a chart for seven generations of family. For genealogist Lorena Eaker, 81, it has turned into a 61-year hobby that has resulted in four books. “We got curious about those seven generations, and we started working on them,” Eaker said. She…

Program can help Medicare decisions

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Choosing the appropriate Medicare Prescription Drug Program can be taxing, but Senior Health Insurance Information Program volunteers are here to help. “Depending on what medication you’re taking, you can look at the different plans and choose what’s suitable for your pocketbook,” Melinda Houser, an agent with Lincoln County Cooperative Extension,…

Iron Station holds Walk-A-thon

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Iron Station Elementary School’s PTA, faculty and staff gathered Friday to celebrate the third annual “Walk-A-Thon.” The event is the school’s largest fundraiser. This year’s walk raised approximately $8,000, which will go toward the purchase of a keyless security system, as well as art, music, media and physical education projects.…