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Projects teach citizenship for Pumpkin Center pupils

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Kim Dodgin is teaching third- and fifth-graders at Pumpkin Center Intermediate School about citizenship through projects for younger children. The third-graders are making a video for the second-graders at Pumpkin Center Primary School to reassure the younger children about moving to “the other side.” The fifth-graders are helping illustrate a…

POETRY COFFEEHOUSE

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Chris Dean / LTN Photos Mikayla McDowell (left), a fifth-grade student in Caroline Cunningham’s class at Kiser Intermediate School, reads one of the poems she wrote for the class’ poetry coffeehouse. Music teacher Leslie Eunis (right) played the guitar as students read. Fifth-grader Amber Alber shows her class a concrete…

Soup Kitchen dinner Thursday

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A $10 spaghetti supper will provide roughly 20 meals for future clients of Christian Ministry of Lincoln County’s soup kitchen. “Every day we see new people and new faces, and this increasingly becomes more so as the economy gets worse,” said Susan Brymer, executive director. The third annual Soup Kitchen…

Around Town 5/5/2008

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SECOND FRIDAY FEAST All seniors are invited to Wayne’s Second Friday Feast at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Captain Pete’s Restaurant in Denver. The cost is $6 per person. This month’s program features music from E.C. Beatty. To register call Paul and Celia Deese at (704) 483-455 or (704) 483-5778. RABIES…

Education Briefs

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ADVISORY COUNCIL The Lincolnton Student Advisory Council will meet at 6 p.m. tonight at the Lincoln County Schools central office, North Generals Boulevard, Lincolnton. Council members are asked to invite the selected teachers and principals. Members should also bring a guest, a rising junior or senior at their school, who…

Older Americans Week celebrated by seniors

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Lincoln County senior citizens celebrated Older Americans Week with games, fellowship and food. “All us seniors, we do things whether we’re laughed at or not. We’re just out for the fun of it,” said Willena Rhyne, a participant. “We have to do this to stay young.” The Older Americans celebration…

Helping Hands holds open house

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The Helping Hands Health Clinic held an open house Tuesday in the lobby of the Murphy Cronland Medical Building, which houses the local clinic. Helping Hands was one of 79 clinics in North Carolina that participated in a Statewide Open House sponsored by the North Carolina Free Clinics Foundation. For…

100th Birthday

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4-H Talent and Fashion Show

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Pictured right are fashion winners Erynn Chambers, who took home first place, and Emily Sherrill, who won second place. Pictured right are fashion junior winners Darlene Mejia, third place; Chelsea Mills, first place and Ruth Perkins, second place.…

Attendance low day after school was locked down

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About 38 percent of students at West Lincoln Middle School were absent from classes Thursday following the discovery of an alleged hit list. “Everything went smoothly yesterday but we’re still going to be cautious,” said Belinda Branson, special project coordinator for Lincoln County Schools. “The kids were in good spirits…