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Arts Council director retires after 10 years

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When Mary Jane Howard first took the position of executive director of the Lincoln Arts Council, it seemed like a perfect fit. She was active in the theater, wrote poetry and loved art of all kinds. She also had a background in finance. At the time, the Arts Council had…

Cookies galore

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(Above) Girl Scout Myckala Whitlow poses with just some of the empty cases left over from the 1,043 boxes of Girl Scout cookies she sold. (Below) Of those 1,043, Myckala sent five cases to the military in Iraq and personally delivered 50 boxes to a military base in Rock Hill.…

74-year-old woman has first solo show

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Art has been Janice Moore’s passion since she was a young teenager, and at the age of 74, she is having her first one-woman gallery exhibit “Potpourri.” Moore’s paintings, some in acrylic, some in watercolors, will fill the galleries of the Lincoln Cultural Center through April 24. An opening reception…

Bible Drill Team

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Around Town 3/24/2006

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CONSIGNMENT SALE Denver UMC, 3910 N.C. 16, will hold a children’s consignment sale from 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds go to children’s ministries. For more information, contact Allison at (704) 483-6378. MOVIE Mount Zion Baptist Church, 112 Mt. Zion Church Road, Cherryville, will show the third movie in…

Home school students dine at Ethiopian restaurant

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Three area homeschooling families recently experienced authentic Ethiopian culture by visiting The Blue Nile, an authentic Ethiopian Restaurant in Harrisonburg, Va.while on a fun and educational vacation. Following Ethiopian tradition, the group sat in a circle on stools around the serving area. Ethiopian cuisine is served on platters, “family style,”…

Taekwon-do more than a martial art

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Discipline and concentration in the martial art of taekwon-do is important. For parent Lori Ann Fortkort of Denver, discipline is especially important. Two of her three sons – Albert and Jacob – are autistic. Fortkort has been bringing her three sons to the C. Moran School of Taekwon-do in Denver…

DABA members encouraged to participate in events

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A crowd of around 40 people gathered, laughed and networked over pizza and salad at the monthly Denver Area Business Association (DABA) meeting held Thursday at Georgio`s Restaurant, N.C. 16, Denver. During the meeting, DABA member Joe DiPento pointed out that there was a “cross pollination” of leadership from Lincoln…

Lake Calender

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HEALTH SERIES Current issues and concerns about thyroid glands will be the topic at the next preventative health series that takes place 7 p.m. on Monday, April 10, at Furr Hall of St. Peter’s by the Lake Episcopal Church. Dr. Rod Redelsperger and Kelli Miller with Carolina Internal Medicine will…

Around Town 3/22/2006

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LUNCH Marvin United Methodist Church on Startown Road will have a chicken pie and ham lunch from noon – 1 p.m. Sunday. Lunch will include a main dish, vegetables, salads, casseroles, beverage and desserts. Carry-out plates will be available. The lunch will benefit United Methodist Women projects and Relay for…