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Clinic teaches golf swings and the game

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Five-year-olds aimed to be like Tiger Woods this week at Cowan’s Ford Country Club in Denver. For three days, children ages 5 to 12 took part in a golf clinic designed especially for beginners. “We started scheduling members on March 1 and by May 1 when I let non-members register,…

Around Town 7/16/2008

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BIBLE SCHOOL Crowell Memorial United Methodist Church, 4018 Killian Road, Lincolnton, will have vacation Bible school from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. July 21-25. Meals will be served nightly at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome and invited to attend. BENEFIT LUNCH Crowell Memorial United Methodist Church will have a benefit…

Funtimers stay active after retirements

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For the older members of Rehobeth United Methodist Church in Terrell, being retired from work doesn’t mean being retired from life. The church has a group called Funtimers, and it’s all about, well, having fun. “It’s for anybody that feels young at heart,” Elaine Cansler, who runs the program with…

Proud graduates

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Angler hooks owl, but lets him go free

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Michelle Armstrong of Denver is a local angler who competes on the Women’s Bassmaster Tour. She travels the country in search of big bass and enjoys the calmness the sport brings her. However, recently she had an encounter on the water that dubbed her a new nickname – “The Owl…

Around Town 7/14/2008

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PRESCHOOL PROGRAM Hardin Baptist Church, Dallas, is adding two new programs to its children’s ministry this fall. There will be a half-day preschool for children ages 2 to 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. beginning Sept. 8. The preschool will include the ABeka curriculum, music, art, sign language, a…

Red Cross officials tell of need for blood

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Blood inventory levels have dropped and American Red Cross officials said they are “unable to sufficiently meet the demand of local hospitals.” While there is a constant need for all blood types, donors with type O-positive, O-negative, A-positive and A-negative types are asked to donate immediately. Red Cross officials said…

Challenging the Congregation

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The Rev. Roy Byers, who pastors both Bethlehem and Bess Chapel United Methodist churches, says he isn’t afraid of heights. And considering his penchant for delivering sermons from church roofs, that’s a good thing. “It’s a good thing I’m not a wandering preacher,” Byers said. Byers, who chalks up his…

Arts Council announces September pottery show

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The Arts Council of Lincoln County will host a pottery show in September at the Lincoln Cultural Center. The show will feature the work of potters in the Catawba Valley region, including a mix of contemporary and traditional pottery. The show is entitled “Pottery: Catawba Valley Region.” Each artist will…

Seminar planned for homeowners

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Lincoln County is looking to lend a hand to homeowners in danger of foreclosure by hosting a “housing 101” seminar July 29 and Aug. 2 in Lincolnton and Denver. A panel of housing and finance professionals will be on hand to give a presentation and answer questions for concerned homeowners.…