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Business rate up slightly in December

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Lincoln County’s unemployment rate for the month of December went up from a 5.6 in November to a 5.8. Judi Morton, manager at Lincoln County’s Employment Security Commission said she is relieved that the rate did not go up more than it did. “I think that because there was a…

55th Wedding Anniversary

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Slim down with fiber

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Fiber is essential to a healthy body, but more and more Americans are eating less and less of it. An average person needs 25 grams of fiber each day, but the average American only eats 15 grams. The high protein, low carbohydrate craze isn’t helping matters, and what’s more, many…

Super Bowl Sunday, a time to party

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It’s a national event – sitting on the couch, eating too much and watching a good game of football. On Super Bowl Sunday, almost everyone becomes a football fan, and those who can’t muster up enthusiasm for the game can still enjoy a good party. “What I usually do is…

Arts council celebrates black history

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Oil paintings and pastels by noted black artist Nathan Parker will be on display at the Lincoln Cultural Center starting this Sunday. “He had come with a group of artists before, and we were very impressed with him, so we wanted to give him his own show,” said Mary Jane…

The healing power of touch

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The average American is constantly being pushed to do more, work harder and get things finished faster. For some, a constant state of stress has become the norm. “Our culture feeds off stress, I think,” said Betsy Okonski, a massage therapy student. “Americans work harder and longer than just about…

Volunteer leads along the presidential route

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Deanna Ballard stays on the road most of the time. Her volunteer work with George W. Bush has led her to be a part of the Advance Team, which tours with the president on his campaign. The group consists of five other people. The team led her to move to…

Castle charms an industry throne

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DENVER – Lindsay Ann Castle is experiencing the dream that many young stars wish for. The 16-year-old is making it big in Nashville and has been included on an upcoming compilation CD. “The Nashville Palace All Stars” includes five cover songs from Castle and also music from several other artists.…

Commissioners to reconsider Paradise Lakes

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Developers of Paradise Lakes, the proposed 325-lot subdivision and water-skiing community in east Lincoln, are coming back with a new plan. On Feb. 7 a public hearing on the new plan will be held at the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting. The new proposal was submitted in December but…

Around Town 2/2/2005

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FOOD DRIVE St. Dorothys Church will hold a food drive on Sat. from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. to raise money for the 2005 Youth Mission Trip. Bring three cans of food and receive a free item of clothing from a selected section of merchandise. Event will be held indoors…