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Raising awareness

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Even if you’ve stared death straight in the eye, battled cancer and claimed victory, talking in front of a group of people can prove nerve-wracking. Joyce Houser has told her story of surviving colon cancer to rooms packed with people, despite her stage fright. She’s decided overcoming her nervousness is…

Around Town 5/6/2005

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COMMUNITY MEETING Kathy Buelin, director of Lincoln County Schools Food Service program will present a program on a community enrichment food program for the summer. It will also go over how a community can qualify. The meeting will be held 6 p.m. on Monday, May 9 at the Oaklawn Center,…

Beijing Palace: Name’s the same, cuisine’s changed

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Hungry Lincolnton residents will be able to fill their plates at a new all-you-can-eat American buffet. Beijing Palace on North Aspen Street is now under new management, offering home-cooked style meals at low prices. A breakfast and lunch buffet is offered. Food can also be ordered off the menu. Manager…

Here, chick, chick

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Survivor named honorary chairman

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The honorary chairman of Lincolnton’s Relay for Life has certainly earned his title. John Elmore spent six years off and on fighting cancer, which was found at different times in his kidney, lungs, throat and hip. At one point, Elmore was told that he had a five percent chance of…

Thousands raised through pie contest

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Union Elementary School resembled a Roman coliseum Tuesday as a gym full of children screamed, stomped their feet and demanded to see their teachers’ faces covered in pie. “It’s better than kissing a pig,” said Kirby Oldham, the school principal. Oldham agreed to take a pie in the face if…

Area women over 50 have people seeing red

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The Red Hat Kiddies of Denver proved that one does not have to fear getting older. Dressed in their red hats and purple outfits, the women laughed, told jokes and even played the kazoo, the official instrument of the Red Hat Society. It was hard not to notice them at…

Lake Calendar

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QUILTING CLASS One six hour class will be held from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 to make a New York beauty wallhanging. Cost is $45. For more information contact the Quilter’s Haven at (704) 483-5999. EAST LINCOLN COMMUNITY GARDEN CLUB The East Lincoln Community Garden Club…

Around Town 5/4/2005

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GOSPEL SINGING A gospel singing will be held featuring Real Faith at Horseshoe Lake Road in Lincolnton at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Everyone is welcome. NARFE MEETING The Lincoln County Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10 at Ryan’s…

Taking Christ to the open road

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Strapping on a pair of boots, putting on a leather jacket and taking to the road on a motorcycle can be a spiritual experience. “To me, I see the beauty of what God has created everywhere, from the wind to the smell of the flowers,” said Shirley Morris, a Christian…