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RECYCLING EFFORT Trinity Lutheran Church, located next to the post office in Vale, is conducting a recycling campaign. The church is accepting newspapers, cardboard and magazines. Proceeds will go to Christian Ministry of Lincoln County. For more information, call the church office at (704) 276-1257. COME READ WITH ME Come…

Man celebrates 101st birthday

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Hillard Anthony, 101, has lived a life of clean living and hard working. “Hard work will never kill no one,” he said. He was born in Northbrook in 1907 when a new car cost $500 and gas was 6 cents a gallon. He now lives on his own two miles…

Produce builds strong marriage

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The couple that gardens together, stays together. “He likes to play in the dirt, so do I, and we help each other a lot” said Loretta Payseur of her husband, George. The couple has been married for 30 years. “Both of our first mates died, and we both remarried again,…

Class offers support

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The Lincoln County Family YMCA’s Health Quest Weight Management Class will help participants lose weight, but don’t expect any quick fixes. “It’s those small baby steps that get you there,” said Donna Sassano, senior wellness member experience director, of weight loss. “It’s just making that long-term commitment.” The eight-week program…

Trip to Prague impacts YMCA teen leaders

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Going to Prague was a life-changing experience for those representing the Lincoln County Family YMCA at a YMCA teen leadership conference held in the eastern European city. “I think what surprised me the most was how much the teens grew,” said Julie Foreman, program director. “They came back with a…

Lincoln County Cruisers support Amy’s House

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Amy’s House is at full capacity and money is tight. Luckily, a local motorcycle group is riding to the rescue. The Lincoln County Cruisers’ Scrabble Run will begin 1 p.m. Sunday at Highland Park on Highland Drive in Lincolnton. There will be seven stops, and the ride is expected to…

Denver church mixes fun with ministry

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At Salem United Methodist Church in Denver, being spiritually healthy isn’t the only focus. The church also has programs designed to keep the body healthy. “We have a coed softball team, a men’s team and a men’s basketball team,” Jeremy Nixon, the coach of all three teams, said. Nixon says…

66th anniversary

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QUESTION of the WEEK

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“Are there enough after school activities for youth in east Lincoln County?” Amanda Cochrane, Denver: “I just moved into the area about a year ago. I have a 3-year old. I’d like to have more parks around here for him to play in.” Jim Garcia, Denver: “No. I just think…

West Lincoln plans ‘Extreme Corps’

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Along with preparing its “Extreme Corps” show for the season, the West Lincoln High School band also is preparing to host its first band competition. Director Jack Horner was optimistic about the competition, saying the “Foothills Marching Band Championship … will become a showcase for bands in this area.” The…