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West park to ask for fund grant

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County commissioners have agreed to match a $250,000 grant to West Lincoln Park from the Land and Water Conservation Fund should the grant be approved. The Land and Water Conservation Fund provides money to projects under conditions in order to promote preservation of natural resources. The grant is in addition…

Students gearing up for book battle

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West Lincoln Middle School students have their noses in books. The goal – promote reading and have fun at the same time. The Battle of the Books competition for Lincoln County is heating up. The battle will be held at 9 a.m. March 18 at North Lincoln High School between…

Quilts and acquaintances

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The cry is simple: “Teachable moment!” As soon as the words are spoken, half a dozen women come running. At the weekly meetings of the Howard’s Creek QTX — Quilters to the eXtreme — education is a priority. Members come to the Howard’s Creek Community Building once a week between…

50th Anniversary

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Keep The Beat

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Grant will fund new fire truck

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The South Fork Volunteer Fire Department has received a grant of $97,191 from the 2004 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. With funds from fiscal year 2004, $745 million will be awarded to several thousand fire departments. South Fork VFD will use funds…

Around Town 2/23/2005

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REVIVAL A Revival will be held at Maiden Church of God, corner of Union Street and N 3rd Avenue, Sunday Feb. 27 to Friday March 4. Sunday services will be at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday to Friday they will be held at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will…

The Lincoln County Outlaw goes bluegrass

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The banjo strumming Lincoln County Outlaw has friends in high places. Butch Jenkins, a local musician, regularly shares the stage with his idol – Raymond Fairchild, a bluegrass legend. “I didn’t think I would ever get to see Raymond play in person, and here I am picking with him on…

Losing Big

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School officials set priorities

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School officials have unanimously marked mandated expenses and teacher supplements as high priorities in the 2005 to 2006 school system budget. What the next most important need is, however, has caused debate. “The needs always exceed the resources,” said Superintendent Jim Watson. School board members ranked their top priorities and…