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DAR duties

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Angel Food Ministries manna from heaven

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There is a way local churches can help feed those in need without emptying the collection plate. It’s called Angel Food Ministries, and one Lincolnton church has gotten involved with the Georgia-based program. “We started in August of last year with two people,” said Jerry Thompson, a deacon at Oak…

Horse ‘shoeing’ around

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Around Town 6/29/2007

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T.O.PS. WALK Lincoln County chapter NC 788 of T.O.P.S (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) will be hosting its inaugural walk 8 – 11 a.m. Saturday, June 30 at the park on Highland Drive. The chapter meets every Tuesday at Asbury United Methodist Church, Asbury Church Road (off N.C. 27 East) starting…

Prescription for success

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(Above photo) George Brookins (third from left) was award the 2007 Samuel B. Burrus Award for Community Service. With Brookins are (from left) Burrus family members Stephen Burrus and Blanche Burrus Clark and Brookins’ daughter, Lauren and wife Sally. (Bottom photo) Also recognized at the same April ceremony for community…

Art a life-long passion

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At 86, Arie Reinhardt Taylor isn’t content to spend her days relaxing in a recliner, snoozing in front of the television. She’s an artist, and has been for more than 50 years. She isn’t planning on that changing any time soon. “It gives you a real sense of accomplishment when…

Summer reading made fun

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The Get a Clue at Your Library Summer Reading Program is in full swing at the West Lincoln Branch Library on N.C. 27 West. The for-fun reading incentive program encourages children to explore the wonderful world of books. Those who enroll in the program receive a free reading record folder…

West Lincoln Locals

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Children attending Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church’s vacation bible school (above) played instruments and sung Wednesday night. (Below) West Lincoln High School graduates Jason and Shannon Devine celebrate Jason’s cross-country bike ride with Ride Across America, which raised money for organ donation research. Shannon is also known as Mrs. USA.…

65th anniversary

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John and Catherine Smith celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary June 26. “Smitty” and Catherine met in Statesville when both were employed by Southern Bell Telephone Company. Shortly after their marriage, the United States Army shipped Smitty to North Africa for three years of service in World War II. On his…

65th anniversary

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Winfred Lester Willis and Margaret Cochrane Willis celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary today, June 27. They were married on June 27, 1942 in Gaffney, S.C. Shortly after their wedding, Winfred was deployed to the Pacific fleet to serve in the United States Navy for almost three years before returning home…