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First Thanksgiving In Florida, Not Massachusetts

Celebrated in St. Augustine in 1565

According to the late historian, Michael Gannon (1927-2017), the first Thanksgiving actually occurred in St. Augustine, Fla., in 1565.

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“Lighting The Tree” Remembrances Project

Each light on the tree signifies a loved one to be honored or remembered.

Crouse United Methodist Church/CUMC Outreach Class sponsors “Lighting the Tree” as a project to help support Christian Ministries of Lincoln County.

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Nov. 5 Organ Recital In Memory Of Terri Blake

Accountant was beloved organist at St. Paul’s Lutheran

Make plans to attend on Nov. 5 at 4 p.m. when St. Paul’s Lutheran in Crouse will dedicate their new organ, in memory of Terri Quickel Blake. Doug Brady will perform a selection of music.

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Government Must Act Against Chinese Practices

NCTO: China exploiting Uyghurs in forced labor

The American government must act now against China’s forced-labor practices. That’s the word Thursday from Kristi Ellis, the vice president of communications for the National Council of Textile Organizations.

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Cedar Grove To Have Trunk-Or-Treat, Oct. 31; Plus Other Scheduled Trunk-Or-Treats

Plus: Corinth Baptist prepares now for live Nativity

With Hallowe’en around the corner, many area churches are preparing for a spook-tacular time.

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Arts Council Lauds Rhyne Competition Winners

Cooper earns best-in-show honors

Congratulations to them all! That’s the word this week from the Arts Council of Lincoln County: thanks and felicitations to all who took part in the annual competition.

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Christian Ministry Still Feeling COVID Effects

Williams: Local organization in desperate need of help

Having an awful time covering the soup kitchen on holidays. They are trying to work on the 2024 calendar, but still do not have any holidays in November or December of 2023 filled. Plus, some Saturdays are still open.

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Colvard’s Legacy Lives On At Love Memorial

Gymnasium to be dedicated in his memory, Oct. 15

Johnny Colvard, the much-loved phys-ed coach at the school who also spent some three decades as a respected staffer of the Lincoln County Schools, will have the school’s gymnasium dedicated in his memory on Oct. 15 at 3 p.m.

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Valerie Cook Has Début Of Own Dress Line

Bridal gowns and more by local designer

Cook revealed that she has been creating garments for as far back as she can remember. She jokingly observed that some of her first clients were her own Barbie dolls, and she still uses them from time to time.

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Christian Ministry Golf Tourney Exceeds $12,000

Golf Tournament had its biggest turn-out yet

There were 109 golfers at the Lincoln Country Club for the worthy cause last week,

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