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Video project seeks supporters

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Members of the Lincoln County Jesus Video Project hope to have $90,000 raised by Feb. 20. The group hopes to mail DVDs on the life of Christ to the nearly 70,000 residents of Lincoln County. “We’re hoping people receive the DVD and watch it and receive Christ,” said Guy Ballard,…

Scholarship available

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Students who plan to attend Gaston College for the 2006-07 academic year and major in art are encouraged to apply for the Jeanne Rauch Art Scholarship through the Gaston College Foundation. The Jeanne Rauch Art Scholarship honors Jeanne Rauch for her many contributions to the development and appreciation of art…

Special Olympians

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YMCA offers programs geared to the needs of seniors for exercise, socializing

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Exercising is not the only thing the Lincoln County Family YMCA has to offer senior citizens. The center has also become a great place for seniors to meet and socialize with other members of the community through the Active Older Adults program. “There just seemed to be a great interest,”…

Half a century later, he’s still in the pulpit

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As a young man called to preach, Charles “Benny” Ingle was told “If you can do anything else, don’t become a reverend.” After 50 years as a pastor, Ingle has come to realize there’s nothing else he can do, even though he admits the job is a difficult one. “You…

Auxiliary club raffles off high-priced items

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Without its auxiliary club, the West Lincoln Branch Library would not exist. The organization raised funds, spoke to commissioners and made its message known — west Lincoln needs its own library. “They’ve worked so hard since the beginning,” said Selena Keever, branch supervisor. Because of the group’s persistence, the library…

Speed Demon

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Lady Rebels prove themselves

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Many people thought this would be a rebuilding year for the West Lincoln Lady Rebels. But head coach Jaime Honbaier and company had other plans. They wouldn’t settle for rebuilding. They were thinking playoffs. Thanks to strong senior leadership and the standout play of freshman Kayda Caldwell, that’s a very…

Local man remembered for cooking, country music

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The very first of Whitey Hartman’s 19 fish camps was in west Lincoln. Known for its great food and country music, it had people lining up outside the door. “He had a love for country music, and he knew about all of them up in Nashville,” said Harold Hartman, Whitey’s…

50th Anniversary

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Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Ledford of Vale celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 4, 2005. The celebration was held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Vale and was hosted by their family: daughter Bobbi Watson and her daughter Anna and daughter Suzanne Parris, her husband Rick and their children Zach…