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Starting 2008 right way: YMCA classes hit stride

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With New Year’s resolutions fresh in their minds, new members flood the Lincoln County YMCA in January. They swim, work out on cardio machines, lift weights and take classes focusing on yoga, kickboxing and spinning on stationary cycles. “January and February are definitely our biggest months of the year,” said…

Woman uncovers her roots

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Family has always been important to Sarah Lantz. The Lincoln County native grew up in a family with six children and had a number of cousins she looked forward to seeing at family reunions. Those reunions, as Lantz recalls, were social occasions, times to catch up with seldom-seen relatives and…

Kids bring Christmas cheer to Denver’s Wexford House

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The Wexford House, an assisted living facility in Denver, was alive with festivity during the weeks before Christmas. Three Lincoln County schools contributed to the festive spirit with visits, treats for residents and carols. The Action Clubs from North Lincoln and East Lincoln Middle Schools and Holly Piercy’s fifth-grade class…

50th anniversary

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Around Town 1/2/2008

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CLASS REGISTRATION Registration for spring classes at Gaston College is from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at both the Dallas and Lincoln Campuses. Classes begin Monday. 2nd CHANCE CLASSES Second Chance Classes are available from Gaston College from now through March. The majority of the classes are online. For…

White House Christmas

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4-H mini-garden wins award

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New Year’s revelers at winery

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Cory Sain sings along to the music while strumming his inflatable guitar at the Woodmill Winery New Year’s Party Tuesday night. The winery’s dance floor was hot Tuesday night. Partygoers danced to the “Electric Slide” while waiting to count down to midnight. Chris Dean / LTN Photo…

Animals have their day at Grateful Growers

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At Grateful Growers Farm in Denver, owners Natalie Veres and Cassie Parsons do things a bit differently. “The animals get to be who they are,” said Veres. “They get to obey all their natural instincts.” The pigs and chickens at Grateful Growers receive no hormones, antibiotics or chemicals. And they…

Guardian Ad Litem seeks child advocacy volunteers

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There’s a program in the community that gives people the opportunity to advocate for children who have been abused or neglected and need someone to stand up for them. The Guardian Ad Litem program needs volunteers who are willing and able to be a voice for children who may not…