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West Lincoln plans ‘Extreme Corps’

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Along with preparing its “Extreme Corps” show for the season, the West Lincoln High School band also is preparing to host its first band competition. Director Jack Horner was optimistic about the competition, saying the “Foothills Marching Band Championship … will become a showcase for bands in this area.” The…

Coming Up

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n What’s your talent? The Denver Days Fall Festival is holding its first-ever talent show and you, yes you, are invited to participate. As long as it’s family-friendly, just about any talent will do, including photography and writing for the stage frightened. The competition will be held at 6 p.m.…

Schools’ daycare makes money

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For the first time in several years, Lincoln County Schools’ before- and after-school daycare program made money rather than losing it. Steve Zickefoose, assistant superintendent of business, said it’s been “probably six or seven years” since the countywide program was profitable. The change, he said, seemed to have happened around…

Community Calendar

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CLUBS, GROUPS Clash of the clergy East Lincoln Speedway will host its fourth annual Clash of the Clergy for charity to benefit East Lincoln Christian Ministry this Saturday. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the race begins at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased through area churches…

Playing cards for a purpose

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Chamber’s Business Expo adopts theme from Olympics

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The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Grab the Gold Business Expo, slated for 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 27 at the James W. Warren Citizens Center, should be bigger and better than ever, says committee chairwoman Donna Campbell. “We increased the booth space this year because we have sold…

Helping Habitat

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Stickies, to Alice, are a childhood memory

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Drew Chance of Lincoln County Parks and Recreation has been putting on the Social at Howards Creek, a once-monthly gathering in west Lincoln, for a few months now. At the July 14 event, it became a family affair. Chance’s mother, Alice, came to the gathering to teach a few ladies…

Social studies teacher studies Holocaust in Europe

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Many teachers work on further education or lesson plans during the summer months, but Kristy Rikus, a social studies teacher at West Lincoln Middle School, went the hands-on route, visiting Germany and Poland to learn about the Holocaust. She has taught students about World War II, Jewish culture, Israel and…

A stitch in time

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