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Starting off the strawberry season

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Strawberries have just come in season, and people can’t get enough. “You can’t keep them on the shelves,” said Jeff Crotts, who runs Knob Creek Orchard and Creamery in west Lincoln. “We run out everyday.” The season won’t peak until mid-May, but that doesn’t mean people aren’t getting their fill…

Fantastic 4-H fashion

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Members of the 4-H club strutted their stuff down the runway on Tuesday night in handmade clothes. “The goal of the fashion show is to help the participants develop some sewing skills, project skills, that they can use later,” said April Dillon, 4-H development extension agent. “I don’t know how…

Seniors shape up at YMCA

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Seniors can always find seasonal activities at the YMCA and they are not all sweaty workouts. Some are simply health enhancing screenings and many are educational programs. The third annual Senior Health Fair will be from 9 – 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10 and is in partnership with Lincoln…

Police phone calls provide comfort to live-alone elderly

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Getting a phone call from the police might not seem like a good way to wake up, but for 30 Lincolnton seniors, it’s how they start their day. The RUOK — “Are You OK” — program has been used by the Lincolnton Police Department for the past 15 years. The…

Senior Rotarian

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Senior Center offers many spring activities

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It’s spring at the senior center. The center, headquartered at the Lincoln campus of Gaston College, has scheduled many activities, including events geared towards Older Americans Month. May 3 will feature Senior Health Fitness programs from 9 a.m. – noon. A mystery (day) trip is planned but not yet scheduled.…

Living will workshop planned

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VALE –The Terri Schiavo case has focused attention on the legal implications of a living will. Reep’s Grove United Methodist Church in Vale will hold a workshop on living wills this weekend. The Rev. Lyn Byers, chaplain of Cleveland Regional Medical Center will be the leader. Participants will be asked…

It’s never too late to adopt a healthier lifestyle

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It’s never too late to adopt a healthy lifestyle that will ward off diseases and promote longevity. The formula for health is pretty simple: eat right and exercise. Of course, that’s easier said than done. Experts suggest starting slow by limiting portion sizes and getting any physical exercise possible. “Staying…

Seniors celebrating 10 years of Wayne’s Feast

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When Celia Deese’s brother, Wayne Griffin, passed away on a Tuesday night in 1997, she prayed for guidance. The 61-year-old died of congestive heart failure 21 years after suffering a massive heart attack at the age of 40. When Griffin was alive he started senior meetings that were held monthly…

Woman discovers father’s military papers

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While sorting through her mother’s old things, Susie McMurry Estep found something surprising tucked away inside a bible. The sheets of paper were thin and tattered. As she unfolded them, she learned for the first time that her father had been on the front line on D-Day and was subsequently…