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50th Wedding Anniversary

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Arts council celebrates black history

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Oil paintings and pastels by noted black artist Nathan Parker will be on display at the Lincoln Cultural Center starting this Sunday. “He had come with a group of artists before, and we were very impressed with him, so we wanted to give him his own show,” said Mary Jane…

The healing power of touch

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The average American is constantly being pushed to do more, work harder and get things finished faster. For some, a constant state of stress has become the norm. “Our culture feeds off stress, I think,” said Betsy Okonski, a massage therapy student. “Americans work harder and longer than just about…

Soldier Promoted

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55th Wedding Anniversary

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Slim down with fiber

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Fiber is essential to a healthy body, but more and more Americans are eating less and less of it. An average person needs 25 grams of fiber each day, but the average American only eats 15 grams. The high protein, low carbohydrate craze isn’t helping matters, and what’s more, many…

Super Bowl Sunday, a time to party

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It’s a national event – sitting on the couch, eating too much and watching a good game of football. On Super Bowl Sunday, almost everyone becomes a football fan, and those who can’t muster up enthusiasm for the game can still enjoy a good party. “What I usually do is…

No rescue too small for volunteer firefighters

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Although she is the proud owner of 80 birds, it broke Diana Vance’s heart when her small cockatiel flew out the door one cold Monday. “They say once they’re gone, they never come back,” she said. Vance, who keeps unwanted and disabled birds, followed her cockatiel for hours, hoping it…

Love Memorial Elementary aids tsunami victims

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Children at Love Memorial Elementary School are lending a hand to victims of the South East Asia tsunamis. Staff and students recently started a service project, “Give a Heart, Lend a Hand.” Each day money is collected in buckets and added to the fund to help those affected by the…

Fire destroys home

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VALE — Officials are still trying to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a house in western Lincoln County Monday evening. The fire broke out at 6454 Sain Milling Road at about 5:15 p.m. Monday, said Kelly Yount, captain of the Union Volunteer Fire Department. Three other departments…