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New LEDA building

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Middle School Madness, clubs cater to tweens, teens

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The Lincoln County Family YMCA is catering to tweens and teens in 2008, and so far, it’s receiving rave reviews. First, there is Middle School Madness, a once-a-month Friday night party. Approximately 50 middle schoolers attended the January event, which included a dance and a dodge-ball tournament. “I liked that…

Assisted living community to open in spring

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Moving from one residence to another is always a trying experience, but it can be especially difficult for seniors going into assisted living. “I think it’s a tough decision to bring loved ones from their home, and we want to make this a smooth transition,” said Johnnie Bolick, marketing director…

QUESTION of the WEEK

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Do you think state Rep. Joe Kiser’s (R-97th) service in the state Legislature was good for eastern Lincoln County? Johanna McCloskey, Denver: “I’ve been here 19 years and never heard the name … but I know what Kiser means. I am German, so I know this.” Gwen Zinn, Denver: “Yes.…

Around Town 1/30/2008

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PUBLIC HEARING The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and Planning Board will hold a joint meeting and public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Commissioners Room on the third floor of the James W. Warren Citizens Center, 115. W. Main St. The public hearing will consider a request to…

Wright knows score when it comes to life

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Lindsy Wright learned the hard way not to take basketball for granted. Last year, as a standout volleyball player, Wright tore her patella tendon, forcing her to miss all of basketball season. Although it was no fun at the time, the game she loves being ripped away from her taught…

Natural world interests photographer

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Rick Kaufman’s favorite photographic subjects are the kind that don’t talk back. He loves horses, butterflies and plant life – especially flowers. “Flowers don’t complain, and they’ll stay there all day long,” he said. He’s also a big fan of birds. Last year, a picture of bluebirds earned him first…

Denver Middle School students explore their character traits

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Denver middle school students are learning about character traits in unique ways. Both East Lincoln Middle School and North Lincoln Middle School have put strong emphasis on their character education programs and have created projects to involve students personally. Sixth-graders at East Lincoln Middle School found an original way to…

Traffic check results in 27 arrests by sheriff

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Twenty-seven people were arrested as a result of violations uncovered in a Friday traffic stop. Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a checkpoint at the intersection of Maiden Highway, Bethel Church Road, and Clarks Creek Road, said Larry Seagle, public information officer with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department. “Deputies filed 57…

E. Lincoln Christian Ministry raises money to feed the hungry

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There’s a lot going on at East Lincoln Christian Ministry, and it’s all geared toward helping the people of eastern Lincoln County. “We try to do what we’re supposed to do for the folks in east Lincoln County,” Al Lovin, president of the group, said. The organization, which is not…