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Around Town 9/1/2008

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FAMILY REUNION The descendants of pioneer Nicholas Friday will have a reunion at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Philadelphia Lutheran Church fellowship hall in Dallas. Please bring a picnic basket or one or two covered dish items. Drinks, cups, plates and utensils will be provided. Please bring any pictures…

Leonhardt retires at Senior Center

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Karen Leonhardt, director of Lincoln County Senior Services, cried through her retirement reception. “It hits you,” she said of the emotion. “It just hits you all of a sudden.” Leonhardt retired Thursday and a party was held in her honor complete with cake, punch and well wishes. “Congratulations and best…

Seniors exercise to stay flexible throughout life

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Those who exercise at the Lincoln County Senior Center twice a week worry if they don’t use it, they’ll lose it. “If you don’t exercise those muscles, they get stiff, and then you get in trouble,” said Pauline Turner, 92, a class participant. Exercise classes led by an instructor from…

Prepared for the worst, experiencing the best

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Brian Soash started his first day as a teacher prepared for the worst. “You hear so many horror stories from teachers about the first day,” he said. Instead of horror, Soash’s first day as a math and science teacher at Lincolnton Middle School went well. The same can be said…

First-year teacher likes shaping young minds

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After eight years in inside sales, Lisa Higbie decided to pursue her dream of becoming a teacher. “I think some people get satisfaction out of selling stuff,” she said. “I get more satisfaction out of knowing I’m creating an inside sales rep, you know?” The Denver resident has known for…

WLMS principal loves his work

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West Lincoln Middle School’s new principal is a familiar face to people who live in the area. John Robinson worked as an assistant principal for two years at West Lincoln High School before moving down the road to his new school. He’s happy with his new position and hopes to…

Houser’s Produce offers unique goods

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Those who live in the Crouse area now have a new place to pick up fresh, locally-grown produce. Houser’s Produce Market, 1894 N.C. 150 W., opened Aug. 5. “We get busier every day,” Kim Houser, who owns the business with her husband, Rick, said. “A lot of locals, a lot…

Apple butter abounds

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‘Church on fire’ awaiting performances of ‘Raptured’

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It’s been a year in the making, but “Raptured,” a drama depicting real-world situations and their potential everlasting consequences, is coming to Boger City Baptist Church. The drama will be presented Sept. 4-7 in the church’s sanctuary. And it’s mostly due to the efforts of one church member, Judy Bates.…

Sampling sweets

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