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Seniors take home top prizes

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Lincoln County participants received many awards in SilverArts at the 2009 Senior Games in Cleveland County. In 1983, North Carolina Senior Games began with a vision to create a year-round health promotion and education program for North Carolinians ages 55 or older. SilverArts is a division of the North Carolina…

YMCA helps mind, body, spirit

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The Lincoln County Family YMCA is a hot spot for active older adults. On a regular basis, groups of seniors exercise together and relax afterwards by chatting and drinking coffee in the lobby. “I made a lot of friends here, and it gave me something to do after my wife…

Participants face fear of falling

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Many seniors are scared of falling, and with good reason. In one year, “One out of three seniors 65 and older will fall,” said Marti Hovis, director of Lincoln County Senior Services. This fact causes many seniors to become inactivity in hopes of avoiding falling. Inactivity, however, can actually lead…

Becoming computer literate

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Extension offers opportunities

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The Lincoln County Cooperative Extension serves seniors in a variety of ways. The Senior Health Insurance Information Program, for example, helps seniors understand Medicare. Volunteers explain the options, but don’t make strong suggestions. “They do not make choices, but they show the choices that are available for individuals – the…

Around Town 4/24/2009

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS The Special Olympics of Lincoln County will hold their annual Spring Games Competition beginning 9:30 a.m. this morning at the Lincolnton High School Stadium. 270 athletes from the county will compete in track and field events including wheelchair races, running, walking, jumping and throwing events. Everyone is invited…

Church Briefs

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ZION HILL BANQUET Zion Hill Baptist Church of Cherryville will have an appreciation service and banquet for the Rev. Roger W. Fuller and the first family of Zion Hill Baptist Church beginning 6 p.m. this evening. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Ryan McCain of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church…

Around Town 4/22/2009

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SCHOOL MTG. The Lincoln Charter School will have a board meeting 6 p.m. this evening at the Denver campus. SPRING LITTER SWEEP Lincoln County Parks and Recreation in coordination with the North Carolina Litter Sweep 2009 will begin its spring litter sweep 7 p.m. Wednesday along Hull’s Grove Church Road.…

Food biz takes off for Grateful Growers

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Five years ago, Cassie Parsons and Natalie Veres envisioned owning a business dedicated to growing organic food for their community. Today, the Grateful Growers Farm not only serves Lincoln County but has also expanded services to other areas in the state. Parsons, a culinary chef turned organic landscaping owner teamed…

Childcare workers honored

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