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Jill Rael

Word from the Library … Lecture series kicks off

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 10:23 am

JILLIAN RAEL library director Greetings from the local library! With the weather changing and summer fast approaching, we have so many activities planned for our community. The recent American Girl Tea Party was great fun and featured discussions about the girls and their places in history, a fashion show and great food. This was the second April tea party we have hosted since my arrival here at the library and

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  • Benefit for Cash family

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    A benefit/auction for the family of James Cash, Jr. (alias Franklin), a former local Averitt Express employee, will be held on Saturday, May 3, at the Charles E. Gleghorn Community Center, 77 Clark Avenue, Fayetteville. James passed away suddenly on March 12 due to complications from liver cancer. Proceeds from the benefit will help his widow, Ronda, with medical expenses and other acquired expenses. Ribeye sandwiches and hot dogs will be

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  • Anderson goes from ‘weight struggle’ to ‘weight victory’

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 7:21 am

    After

    For nearly 22 years, Janet Anderson struggled with a weight problem, but since August 2013, she has lost 80 pounds. “I never seemed to get my weight off after my last pregnancy,” she said. She worked a full-time job and then, being a housewife, cared for her family every day. “After years of not caring about my health, I faced back surgery in 2001,” she explained. “From that year on,

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Travel

TVA Visitors Centers open

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 12:27 pm

As a sign of spring, the Tennessee Valley Authority opened visitor centers on the reservations of its first dam, its tallest dam and its only pumped-storage hydroelectric facility on Friday. This was a seasonal opening for the centers at TVA’s tallest dam, Fontana, which towers 480 feet and forms part of the Appalachian Trail, near Bryson City, N.C.; and TVA’s first dam, Norris, completed in 1936 along with a planned

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  • Tennessee State Parks announce guided tour packages

    Posted on April 7, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Tennessee State Parks is excited to announce that guided tour packages are available for visitors. Guided waterfall tours, Tennessee Civil War tours and outdoor adventure packages will begin in April and continue through the fall.   The reservation deadline is two weeks prior to each tour. Guided tour packages include:   Waterfalls Tour Waterfall tours are available April 28-30, May 12-14 and June 9-11. The all-inclusive package, $249 per person,

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  • Iron horses to visit Wartrace

    Posted on March 17, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    It's all about trains at Dixie Line Days

    Wartrace, TN – Iron horses weighing from 425,000 pounds to less than 4 ounces will congregate in Wartrace, the cradle of the Tennessee Walking Horse, on Saturday April 26th. The motorized cousins of the flesh and blood variety are railroad locomotives and they’ll be on display in all shapes and sizes during the annual Dixie Line Days at the Walking Horse Hotel and other venues downtown. The all day train

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Education

Beta Kappa Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International elects new of-ficers for the 2014-2015 biennium. The new officers are Helen Lowe, president; Carla Caldwell, first vice president; Brenda Ables, second vice president; Cecelia Johnson, recording secretary; Marie Van Lantschoot, corresponding secretary; Andrea Hardison, treasurer; and Martha Wolf, parliamentarian. Pictured here are (from left) Meri Bigham, past president, Helen Lowe, Andrea Hardison, Brenda Ables, Marie Van Lantschoot and Cecelia Johnson. Not pictured are Martha Wolf and Carla Caldwell.

Beta Kappa Chapter elects officers

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Beta Kappa Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International met on Monday, March 31, at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church to elect new officers for the 2014-15 biennium. The new officers are Helen Lowe, president; Carla Caldwell, first vice president; Brenda Ables, second vice president; Cecelia Johnson, recording secretary; Marie Van Lantschoot, corresponding secretary; Andrea Hardison, treasurer; and Martha Wolf, parliamentarian. Helen thanked outgoing president Meri Bigham for her two years of

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  • Alpha Kappa honors students, Home Tour participants

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Alpha Kappa co-chairs of the Alpha Kappa Club’s Scholarship Commit-tee Margie Gray (left) and Betty Holman (right) recognize two of 10 scholarship recipients, accompanied by their mothers, during Alpha Kappa’s Spring Luncheon. Pictured are (from left) Gray, Michelle Rene-gar, Haley Renegar, Heidi Towry, Sonya Towry and Holman. Not pic-tured are Andrienne Atchley, Chelsa Allen, Ashton Storey, LeeAnne Paul, Samantha Sells Sims, Sara Gifford, Katlyn Barnes and Briana Baker. ~ Staff photo by Laurie Pearson

    The Alpha Kappa Club recently held its spring luncheon at the Fayetteville’s First Presbyterian Church. In attendance for the event were the members of the club, several scholarship recipients with their parents, the homeowners from the 2013 Home Tour and Jessica Quaife, the senior guidance counselor at Lincoln County High School. The Alpha Kappa Club provides educational scholarships to students attending Tennessee state supported colleges. At the present time, the

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  • Six LCHS students to attend Girls State

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Lincoln County High School students, with Marie McConnell (at left), American Legion Auxiliary sponsor, and Lainie Harrison, school coun-selor (right), are pictured here prior to the Girls State event scheduled from May 25-31 at Lipscomb University. Students pictured are (from left) Sydney Fee, Annie Steelman and Riley O’Neal. Not pictured are Emma Gill, Alexas Hamilton and Morgan Higgins. ~ Staff photo by Laurie Pear-son

    Six Lincoln County High School students have been selected to participate in the American Legion Auxiliary Volunteer Girls State on May 25-May 31. Those students are Sydney Fee, Annie Steelman, Riley O’Neal, Emma Gill, Alexas Hamilton and Morgan Higgins. Girls State is the Tennessee session of a nationwide leadership and citizenship-training program offered one week each year to young women. It was established in 1946 and encourages civic responsibility in

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Religion

Religion

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 3:24 pm

A spring revival will be held at the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 305 West Maple Street, on April 23, 24 and 25 beginning at 7 p.m. On all three nights, the speaker will be Pastor Chazen Brown of Nashville. There will also be a music ministry. As always, everyone is welcome. Craig Carmichael is pastor of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church.   Brothers in Unity Gospel Explosion Tour 2014,

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  • ARP presents ‘Seven Last Words of Christ’

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Good Friday

    The Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church is bringing the legendary composer Joseph Haydn to Fayetteville. On Good Friday evening, April 18, at 7 p.m., the church will present “The Seven Last Words of Christ” by the aforementioned Joseph Haydn. It will be presented free of charge as an offering to the community, and there will be a nursery provided. Joining the Adult Choir of the church offering will be friends from

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  • Vets honored

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Vets Honored --

    Brown’s Temple Church hosted its annual banquet recently where veterans, including women and men from all branches of the military, were honored. (Ret.) Lt. Col. Ms. Olivette Hook flew from Washington, D.C. where she worked for the government. Mr. Ardell Haston was honored as the oldest. He received a special gift. “This is a historical moment for us,” veterans said. “It such a honor to be recognized for our service

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Health

After

Anderson goes from ‘weight struggle’ to ‘weight victory’

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 7:21 am

For nearly 22 years, Janet Anderson struggled with a weight problem, but since August 2013, she has lost 80 pounds. “I never seemed to get my weight off after my last pregnancy,” she said. She worked a full-time job and then, being a housewife, cared for her family every day. “After years of not caring about my health, I faced back surgery in 2001,” she explained. “From that year on,

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  • Auxiliary members honored for service

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Auxiliary honored --

    Barbara Newman and Jean Arnold were honored recently by fellow Auxiliary members for their many years of service. Ms. Newman served as the gift shop chairperson, and Ms. Arnold as president and co-chairperson of the Auxiliary. “They have both offered many years of dedicated service to the Auxiliary and we will forever be grateful to them,” said Agnes Barnes, Auxiliary president. Arnold and Newman have been members of the Auxiliary

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  • Foundation focuses fundraising efforts on Home Health, Hospice

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    The Lincoln County Health System Foundation will concentrate all fundraising efforts this year on Lincoln Medical Home Health & Hospice. “Each year the foundation chooses an item to focus all their fundraising goals around,” explains Debbie Pruitt, Foundation President. “Last year all money raised by the Foundation went to the purchase of the new canopy and drive at the Patrick Rehab and Wellness Center. “In the past, we have been

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