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‘What’s for Dinner?’ offers answers

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Take a look at Paul Balcerek’s huge stack of cookbooks, and you won’t wonder where his passion lies. “I’ve always cooked all my life,” the personal chef said. “To most people, it’s a chore. To me, it comes easy.” Balcerek, 59, grew up cooking with his grandmother, mother and aunt…

Around Town 10/7/2005

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SINGING The Lincoln County Singing Convention will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Reeps Grove United Methodist Church in Vale. Dinner will be at 5 p.m., before the singing. Everyone is invited. For information, call (704) 276-1529. YARD SALE The youth of Southside Baptist Church will have a…

Catching some air

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There’s a reason they call him Kamikaze Kaylor. With a slew of first place trophies for motorcross racing and a “no fear” approach to 65-foot jumps, Jesse Kaylor has earned the name. “If I wreck or something, they know I’m coming back and I’m going to be at the front…

“Tweety Bird” flies the coop

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Jamie Friday was standing outside his grandmother’s house in Lincolnton Sunday when he got a scare. “My aunt told me to watch out because this bird was coming towards me,” he said. “It flew right over my head into my grandmother’s carport.” Friday says the bird then flew onto the…

Jazz-happy brass band makes stop in Lincolnton

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They may look formal in their tuxedos, but the St. Louis Brass Quintet promises to bring showmanship and good times to the James W. Warren Citizens Center Oct. 13. The quintet is made up of five accomplished musicians. Three of these men work as professors at nationally recognized universities. The…

Seniors dance to tunes of youth

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One day back in the early 1970s, then-Lincolnton Recreation director Betty G. Ross was asked to teach square dancing to the elderly. “We didn’t have enough men dancing back then, so some of the women had to wear painters hats and act like men,” said Ross. That was the birth…

Maiden reunion

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Around Town 10/5/2005

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FALL BAZAAR Mt. Anderson Baptist Church on Hwy. 16 will hold its annual Fall Bazaar from 7 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. From 7 – 10 a.m., there will be breakfast biscuits and coffee. The bazaar will include crafts, baked goods, canned goods etc. It will be held in the…

Cooperative extension welcomes new staff member

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A childhood filled with pig raising and 4-H clubs has prepared Leigh Guth for a career with the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. “I came after this job,” said Guth, the new family consumer sciences agent. “It does a lot of things I believe.” Guth, who has lived in Lincoln County…

90th birthday

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