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Remember when?

Birthday checker sets: always in style

By Bill Evans

Feb. 9, 1940, was about to be a glorious day, or so I hoped.

Anything would beat the cold spell we had just come through. The winter was colder than usual and after parts of the Catawba River iced over, they turned out Lancaster High School, and several others. It was just too hard to heat most of the school houses. There was a lot of stuff going on around town the week before my seventh birthday.

Seems this Jones fella broke into the Fox Hall Cafe stole $17 and hightailed out of tour. He was arrested at the bus station in Winston Salem.


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Remember When: Skate guilt had me staring at my shoes

By W.B. Evans

I was feelin’ a bit guilty about it. The war effort was picking up steam since the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.

We were all lendin’ a hand for the land.

I was  forced to give up my J.C. Higgins Roadmaster Deluxe bicycle, I just couldn’t bear to part with some of the old roller skates I collected for the weekly scrap metal drive.

I guess you could say I had thrown out the rules, but the temptation was just too much.

It’s been said we covet what we see.


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Debbie Jaillette, Lancaster County Council of the Arts

Volunteer, it's good for your health

Happy New Year, friends and family of the Lancaster County Council of the Arts.

As in previous years, the main theme for many of the articles I’ve read so far in 2013 centers around physical health and activity, happiness, mental well-being and living longer and better.   
Here are some of the things I’ve learned that relate to all of the above:


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New Life Free Will Baptist Church youth leaders help local children

Church provides toys for Springdale area

New Life Free Will Baptist Church


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Train Hard, Eat Healthy by Kennett Washington

Don't buy into hype of fitness myths

Knowing what not to do is just as important as knowing what to do when it comes to your health and fitness.
After all, you don’t want to be wasting any of your time doing something that’s wrong.

Take this for example: did you know you should be eating within the first hour of waking up? This simple action trains your body to burn fat.

If you are eating later than that, you’re doing just the opposite by training your body to store fat.


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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored during the following events in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Upcoming events honoring MLK Jr. Day

  • The Lancaster Branch of the NAACP will hold a Martin Luther King Jr. program at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20 at St. Paul AME Church on Barr Street. The speaker is the Rev. Lemuel Washington. For details, call (803) 283-3863.

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Voice for Connor

Family and friends join for Connor

By Julie Graham

When Pam Taylor lost her voice, she was finally able to empathize with her best friend’s autistic son.

Connor Anderson, 9, of Kershaw has never spoken a word. His fine motor skills are not good enough to communicate with sign language.

He cannot hold a pencil to write. His caregivers are left to guessing his needs.

But family and friends are trying to change that. Ever since her vocal cords healed, Taylor has been raising money alongside Samantha Chilcoat, Connor’s mother, to buy a machine that will speak for him.


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S.C. Highway Patrol leads Mobility Outdoors for Christ

Called to Hunt

By Michele Roberts

Many of us probably take for granted the act of doing things outdoors.


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Just a Pinch by Janet Tharpe

Impressive desserts for the holidays

The main course may make a meal, but let’s be honest, isn’t it the dessert that you’re really waiting for? Well, you’re not alone.  Sweet tooths of the world unite, and enjoy this sweetest of all seasons. And while you’re at it, why not make a celebratory splash of your own by serving up holiday sweets as pretty as they are delicious?


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Tour of Homes

By Nita Brown

This weekend you don’t want to miss the annual Tour of Homes, sponsored by the Lancaster Garden Club.


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