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Around Town 7/11/2008

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PRESCHOOL PROGRAM Hardin Baptist Church, Dallas, is adding two new programs to its children’s ministry this fall. There will be a half-day preschool for children ages 2 to 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. beginning Sept. 8. The preschool will include the ABeka curriculum, music, art, sign language, a…

Rocking out with classic aerobics —Adult classes held in pool at Ross Park

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If you drive through the parking lot of Betty G. Ross Park on a Tuesday or Thursday evening, you may hear the sound of classic rock music pumping from the pool area. But it isn’t a party. It’s a water aerobics class. “I’ve been an instructor for three years,” Reylinda…

Health Dept. celebrates birthdays — Two workers turn 70 this year

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The Lincoln County Health Department saw two of its employees turn 70 this year. Dr. Thomas Smith and public health nurse Marcia Davis were given a surprise birthday party from the staff. Both have worked at the department for more than 30 years. Smith has been doing private practice since…

Golf tournament aids mission work

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One local church is using golf as a way to do mission work in Wyoming. Children and adults from Salem Baptist Church in Lincolnton will be traveling to Casper, Wyo., in August to do mission work at a state camp. This will be the church’s second year going to Mountain…

Methodist churches have birthdays — Crouse, Pleasant Grove celebrate 100th, 200th anniversaries respectively

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This year is an important one for two local Methodist churches. Crouse United Methodist and Pleasant Grove United Methodist, both pastored by the Rev. Jerry Evans and both located in western Lincoln County, will celebrate 100th and 200th anniversaries, respectively. “It’s amazing to think of what’s happened in this community…

Pastor preaches on global warming

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The Rev. Lutz Keller, pastor of Emanuel Reformed Church in Lincolnton, says he’s been interested in the issue of global warming for a long time. Now, he wants to share what he knows with others. Keller will present “A Christian Town Meeting: What every serious Christian should know about global…

65th Anniversary

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Break-ins prompt warning

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Sheriff’s officials are reminding residents to lock their vehicles and remove valuable items after a rash of break-ins this weekend in the Cowans Ford area. From electronics and computers to clothing, suspects took a wide variety of items from at least five vehicles parked on Turnberry Lane and Club Drive…

Third-graders learn about Junior Achievement

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During the 2007-08 school year, volunteers from the community taught all third-grade classes in Lincoln County about business. Volunteers worked through the Junior Achievement program, teaching children seven key content areas: business, citizenship, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics and character, financial literacy and career development. Lincoln County volunteers also taught students about…

Approval expected soon for $22 million plan for sewer plant

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With a new $22 million sewer plant on the brink of approval by the state, county officials said they are already looking toward the growth in east Lincoln County and how to learn from mistakes of the past. After nearly three years of review by state officials, the new plant…