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Foster Grandparent volunteers needed

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 10:53 am

Volunteers are needed for the Foster Grandparent Program. Foster Grandparents are role models, mentors and friends to children with exceptional needs. The program provides a way for volunteers age 55 and over, and within income guidelines, to stay active by serving children and youth in their communities Some of the fringe benefits include compensation (termed stipend) that does not affect SS, SSI, VA, Food Stamps, Public Housing or any other

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  • Betty Tanner Angel Tree benefits children for over 25 years

    Posted on December 15, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Two Blanche School students shop for presents for angels referred to the Betty Tanner Angel Tree, now in its 25th year. The Angel Tree project has grown from serving six children to approximately 250 children.

    This year marks the 25th anniversary for the Betty Tanner Angel Tree, a project that has benefitted hundreds of children in elementary schools across the county. “In 1989, six couples asked Jennifer Haynes, the counselor at Ralph Askins, to get us the names of six needy children that we could buy presents for Christmas,” said Emily Law, counselor at Blanche School. The project grew and individuals from the First United

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  • Historical books available for Christmas gifts

    Posted on December 15, 2014 at 4:53 pm

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    Four historical books, ideal for Christmas gifts, are available now at the Lincoln County Register’s Office. All of the books are on hand at the register’s office, according to Randy Delap, Lincoln County register of deeds. Now in its fourth printing is The Heritage Book, researched by the Lincoln County Genealogical Society in 2005. The hard-back book is $90. The second book published is the Pictorial Book of Lincoln County,

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  • Worldwide Candle Lighting set for Dec. 14

    Posted on December 12, 2014 at 7:44 am

    The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor the memories of the sons, daughters, brothers, sisters and grandchildren who left too soon. As candles are lit at 7 p.m. local time on Sunday, Dec. 14, hundreds of thousands of persons commemorate and honor the memory of all children gone too soon. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home invites you to

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  • Help for teens who stutter as close as library

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 6:45 am

    Stuttering is a frustrating and embarrassing problem for millions of people, but it can be especially tough on teenagers. Help is available at most public libraries in the form of a DVD Stuttering: Straight Talk for Teens. Some libraries have an older video format. “It’s meant to encourage teens, to tell them that there is hope out there,” said Professor Peter Ramig of the University of Colorado at Boulder. Ramig

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  • Junior Round Dozen history highlighted

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 8:45 am

    dinah richardson special to the times The November Junior Round Dozen meeting was held in the beautiful and tastefully decorated home of Debbie Woodward, with Bonnie Hereford and Maxie Register serving as co-hostesses. The hostesses prepared and served a fantastic meal consisting of creamy chicken and wild rice soup, the rice coming from the famous Moose Lake Wild Rice Company in Deer Creek, Minn.; spring mixed salad with fruit and

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  • Come back home to Howell for Christmas

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 5:23 am

    Howell Community Center is hosting a Country Breakfast in the Evening on Saturday, Dec. 13, beginning at 4 p.m. Santa Claus will arrive at 5 p.m. Proceeds from the event go toward the upkeep of the Howell Community Center. Menu items include country ham, pork tenderloin, sausage, eggs, grits, gravy and biscuits, pancakes, baked apples, chocolate gravy, home fried potatoes, hot spiced punch, coffee and orange juice. The cost is

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