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East Lincoln Christian Ministry brings meals into residents’ homes

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Eva Sherrill got an early Valentine’s Day surprise. On Friday, East Lincoln Christian Ministry volunteer Joni Bloomquist delivered hot meals to Sherrill, 90, and her two children, who both have health problems. As an extra treat, Bloomquist handed Sherrill Valentine’s cards and baskets filled with candy. “They are always surprising…

Around Town 2/17/2010

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LENTEN SERVICES Daniels Lutheran Church will hold Lenten Services at 6:30 p.m. this evening. Everyone is welcome to attend. CREATION SEMINAR Oak Grove Baptist Church, located at 1139 Oak Grove Church Road, will hold a creation seminar at 7 p.m. tonight. For more information, call (704) 735-9069. ASH WEDNESDAY Asbury…

Lowder students get nutrition boost through federal grant

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The students at S. Ray Lowder Elementary School have been enjoying fresh fruit and vegetables all year and have recently added a universal breakfast to their nutritious schedules. “Research shows that children who have nourishing food throughout the day can focus better,” said Leigh Guth, an extension agent. “So we…

Kaplan opens Sweet Melodies in Denver

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Glenna Kaplan used to make homemade candy with her father as a child. Now, she has turned that hobby into a business with her daughter, Meggan. The duo has opened Sweet Melodies, an old-fashioned candy shop with specialty coffees, fruit smoothies and music accessories. “We have been tossing around having…

Denver couple hosts Afghan girl during medical treatment

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A Denver couple is helping restore the life of an Afghan child fighting a deadly disease. Last summer, Khaleda Nader, now 11, lived with Amanda and Mike Assell through Solace for Children, a nonprofit organization that provides medical and dental care to needy children in Afghanistan. Khaleda was living in…

Around Town 2/15/2010

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NUTRITION PROGRAM Nancy Satterwhite, an RD at Carolina Medical Center – Lincoln will present the heart healthy program, “Healthy Diet doesn’t come in a Pill” from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday in the multi-cultural room of the East Lincoln Community Center. For more information, call (704) 736-8811. GRIEF WORKSHOP Hospice and Palliative…

Spantek celebrates move to Lincolnton

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Spantek, a certified metal manufacturer, kicked off its move to Lincolnton with a ribbon-cutting ceremony organized by the Lincoln Economic Development Association. The event was last Monday at the facility, located in the former RSI Marble building off North General’s Boulevard. Headquartered in Hopkins, Minn., Spantek designs and manufactures custom-sized…

DAR winners

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Helton became principal to ‘help teachers help students’

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North Lincoln High School’s new principal started her educational career later in life, but her interest in teaching began in childhood. Marty Helton, who started her new job Feb. 1, grew up in Unionville, Conn. as one of 10 children. “You work with your younger siblings and at some point…

Center has new programs

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Lincolnton’s Crisis Pregnancy Center has a new home and several new programs to go with it. The ministry has moved from its downtown Main Street location to a house on Clarks Creek Road next to New Vision Ministries. “It’s wonderful. We’re all by ourselves whereas before we were in a…