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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…

Night devoted to teen education

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The Lincoln County Partnership for Health hopes to empower teens and help them make smart decisions. Teen Empowerment Night will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Lincoln County Family YMCA’s gym. It is open to people between the ages of 12 and 16. “It’s going…

Gaston College professor wins art competition

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Greg Freeman, an art instructor at Gaston College, follows the advice he gives his students. “I tell them ‘Don’t be insulted if you don’t win because you never know what a judge will like that particular day,’” Freeman said. Luckily for Freeman, the judge of the Paul C. Rhyne Art…

Student makes loving donation

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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…

NAACP’s scholarship event is Oct. 19 at Verdict Ridge

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The public is invited to the Sam and Annie Biggers Educational Scholarship Banquet on Oct. 19 at Verdict Ridge Golf and Country Club at 7322 Kidville Road in Denver. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children ages 12 and under. Formal dress is optional. Proceeds go to the…

Lincoln has new strategy for animals

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East Lincoln County residents could be key in a new strategy to encourage adoption of more dogs and cats from the county’s burgeoning animal shelter. Using the network of volunteers formed in the wake of the largest animal seizure operation in county history, Animal Services officials last weekend held a…

Question Of The Week

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“How much impact do you think the Wells Fargo takeover of Wachovia and drop in earnings for Bank of America could have on east Lincoln County?” Rick Dermott, Denver: “I don’t think it will have too much impact. Wells Fargo doesn’t have a huge presence in the eastern United States.…

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…