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Octoberfest loaded with fun

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Almost a decade ago, Vivian Carpenter, a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Vale, had an idea: She wanted the church to have an old-fashioned day of family fun. “I don’t know how I had this brainstorm,” Carpenter said. Carpenter, who was on the church’s Social Ministries Committee at…

Around Town 10/17/2008

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POWELL REUNION The Powell family reunion will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Reeps Grove United Methodist Church in Vale. CHRISTMAS BAZAAR The Stanley Lions Club will present its second annual Country Christmas Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 8 in the multipurpose room at Kiser Elementary School. At…

Church Briefs

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RECYCLING EFFORT Trinity Lutheran Church, located next to the post office in Vale, is conducting a recycling campaign. The church is accepting newspapers, cardboard and magazines. Proceeds will go to Christian Ministry of Lincoln County. For more information, call the church office at (704) 276-1257. ADDICTION PROGRAM Reformers Unanimous, a…

Blum participates in Industry Appreciation Week

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Giving more in hard times

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At a time when many people are cutting back on how much they give to charity, the members of the Lincolnton Piecemakers Quilt Guild are increasing their efforts. “There’s so much more need out there now,” Sharonne Payne, vice president of the guild, said. “It’s good for everybody to give…

Crochet the focus of ECA workshop

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An Extension Community Association workshop devoted to crocheting dish cloths will be held 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday in the James W. Warren Citizens Center’s demonstration kitchen. “We’ve had people that made those, and they last forever,” Melinda Houser, an agent with the Cooperative Extension, said. “I mean, they’re just…

Around Town 10/15/2008

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POWELL REUNION The Powell family reunion will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Reeps Grove United Methodist Church in Vale. TUPPERWARE PARTY The women of Leonard’s Fork Baptist Church will have a fundraising Tupperware party from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the church fellowship hall at 1462 Leonards Fork…

Soph helps put volleyball team on right path

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PUMPKIN CENTER — North Lincoln’s volleyball team has had its best season in school history so far this year and many different players have contributed to the team. Sophomore Addy Pound has held her own and contributed to the recent success of the Lady Knights, who currently sit tied atop…

DAR celebrates 80th anniversary

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Photographer turns passion into business

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Photography has always been a passion for Denver resident Heather Cieslinski. After moving to North Carolina from Illinois three years ago, Cieslinski decided to turn her passion into a professional career. In early 2008, Cieslinski started Heather Renee Photography at her home. “I’ve been fascinated with photography since I was…