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Displaced by fire, family finds comfort in Red Cross assistance

Picking up the pieces

By Greg Summers

Editor’s note: Each Sunday this month, in celebration of March as American Red Cross Month, The Lancaster News has honored local volunteers who are the cornerstone of what the agency does. From donating blood and helping military families to disaster relief and teaching CPR and first aid, 96 percent of the Red Cross work force is volunteers. Many of those who make a difference every day are your neighbors. 


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Janie Faile's colorful lawn keeps her on the move

March Yard of the Month

By Sherry Archie

People around here have lots of reasons why they enjoy spending time keeping their yards looking beautiful. But Janie Faile probably has one of the most unique. 


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Lancaster Speedway kicks off 2009 racing season

Pit Start

By Greg Summers

The lights of Lancaster Speedway were burning brightly on Saturday as local racers and racing fans alike welcomed the 2009 season at the half-mile dirt track. Here’s a look at some of the infield and pits road action.


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Grocery store tours help diabetics understand nutrition

By Greg Summers

Grocery store aisles can be recipes for disasters.


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There's still lots of life in Lucy Morris

Behind the scenes

By Greg Summers

Lucy Morris will celebrate her 75th birthday Saturday. You’d think that after 57 years of marriage to her husband, Ben, 45 years with Springs Industries, two sons and eight grandchildren, she’d be ready to slow down.


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March is American Red Cross Month

Red Cross Day of Caring set for Saturday

By Greg Summers

Volunteers with the local American Red Cross chapter will be out in force from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday soliciting donations from shoppers at Wal-Mart during Red Cross Day of Caring.

Local director Gina Amato said March is Red Cross Month and the day was set up to let the community know what its local chapter does. An Emergency Response Vehicle will be on display and an information booth will be set up.


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March 24 is American Diabetes Alert Day

Online test can help determine risk for diabetes

By The Staff

Diabetes has become the greatest American public health crisis of the next 25 years.

To address the burden of this disease, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is issuing an urgent call-to-action for Americans to find out their risk for type 2 diabetes during the 21st annual American Diabetes Alert Day.

Nearly 6 million Americans have diabetes, but don’t know it.

Another 57 million Americans have pre-diabetes, placing them at increased risk.

There are two types of diabetes – type 1 and type 2.


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Faulkner-McIlwain steps into new role as manager at Indian Land Senior Center

By Chris McGinn

Indian Land’s new Council on Aging site manager brings heart to her job preparing activities and meals for area senior citizens. 


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Working with fourth-graders is Anne Small's greatest passion

Teaching life skills

By Greg Summers

This year in the classroom, the county’s 900-plus fourth-graders become acquainted with astronomers such as Galileo Galilei and Edmund Halley for the first time.


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The Grascals to perform at USCL on Saturday

Kristin Scott Benson does Union High School proud

By Jenny Arnold

I was greeted with much enthusiasm by Kristin Scott Benson when we talked by phone Wednesday. We hadn’t talked in 15 years.


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