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Camp preserves student’s memory

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West Lincoln High School student Jacob Jackson died in December after a life spent living in the moment. “You would never know it was a chronic condition that he dealt with,” said his mother, Kim Jackson. “He lived every day like every day was fun, it was a gift.” His…

Girls on the Run 5K benefiting Sally’s Y

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The Fourth Annual New Balance Girls on the Run 5K and Ride for Sally’s Y takes place for the first time at the completed YMCA Saturday in Denver. In previous years, the ride and run was held at the future home and construction site of Sally’s Y, which opened at…

Fresh asparagus now available at area farmers markets

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Some of the early local vegetables are available in this area. One of the favorites will be asparagus and should be at its best from April through early May. Local farms and farmers markets have asparagus and other early vegetables available. Asparagus is a member of the lily family and…

Program teaches basics of saving and investing

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Social Security provides less than $14,000 of annual income for the average senior citizen and guaranteed pension income is rare these days. With this in mind, more and more individuals realize they will need to participate in investing through employer retirement programs or privately in the financial markets to achieve…

Zumba Gold geared toward seniors

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Twice a week, you will find about 30 people, mostly senior citizens, participating in Zumba Gold classes at Sally’s YMCA in Denver. “It is like you are at a party and dancing,” said Marquia Price, fitness coor-dinator for Sally’s. “The en-ergy in this class is amazing. You can feel it…

Keeping in shape with the Senior Games

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Richard Olson, and his wife, Nonna, may be in their 60s, but that does not stop them from being active in the Gaston County Senior Games. “Some people think they are going to come out here and other people are going to show them up, but that really isn’t the…

New fitness room at center

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The Lincoln County Senior Center offers free use of its gym to anyone over the age of 65. “You’ve got to be active because if you don’t use it, you lose it,” said Marti Hovis, director of Lincoln County Senior Services. The Senior Center’s fitness room is open 8:30 a.m.…

Variety of programs at Extension

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Seniors have lost weight, learned to manage their chronic pain, improved their health insurance and taken on leadership positions all thanks to Lincoln County Cooperative Extension programs. “It’s a friendly environment,” said Melinda Houser, an extension agent. “There are a lot of new people coming and joining.” The Extension’s two…

Around Town 4/25/2011

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COOKING FOR A CURE East Lincoln Relay for Life will host “Cooking for a Cure” today at Westlake Restaurant. All proceeds from breakfast and lunch sales will benefit Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. BOARD OF EDUCATION The Lincoln County Board of Education will have committee meetings beginning…

Carpenter, Rudisill Engagement

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Mr. and Mrs. David Michael Carpenter announce the engagement of their daughter, Crystal Elizabeth Carpenter, to Dustin Lee Rudisill of Vale. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Martin and Joy Carpenter of Lincolnton and the late Floyd and Ruth Richard. A graduate of Lincolnton High School, she earned a Bachelor…