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Weekend of October 9-11, 2010

October 8, 2010

Jack Clark Seter, 81, of Granite Falls, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at Frye Regional Medical Center. The family will receive friends will be 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at Jenkins Funeral Home Chapel in Startown Road in Newton.

Alma Sipe Mundy Bentley, 90, of Catawba, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba Valley. The family will receive friends from 1:45-2:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Race for the Cure

October 8, 2010

Race, or walk, for a cure for breast cancer.
The 2010 Susan G. Komen N.C. Foothills Race for the Cure will be held Oct. 16 at Lenoir-Rhyne University to promote breast cancer awareness and education in Catawba County and the surrounding area.
"We get people who are survivors, as well as people who have been affected by cancer in some way," said Peggy Messick, board president of the N.C. Foothills Susan G. Komen for the Cure affiliate.

Farmers important to N.C. House, U.S. Rep candidates

October 8, 2010

Five candidates want to represent the citizens of Catawba County and the surrounding area in the North Carolina House of Representatives or the U.S. Congress. These men, David Munday, Mark Hollo, Gary Lafone, Mark Hilton and Jeff Gregory, spoke at the Catawba County Farm Bureau political forum to give citizens an idea of how they will represent the county, if elected.

"Early detection is the key"

October 8, 2010

Marian Baer was 29 years old and pregnant with her second child when she found a lump in her breast.
She immediately called her obstetrician, who sent her to a surgeon.
"The next thing I knew, I was on an operating table," said Baer, now 65, of Hickory.
Baer said her surgery was "very extensive," and doctors told her she would probably miscarry from the after-effects of the operation and anesthesia.

Gospel Fest canceled

October 8, 2010

Newton's Gospel Fest is canceled for a lack of interest.
The annual festival, which is usually held in December, was moved to Oct. 10 as an outdoor event at Southside Park in Newton.
"We have usually done (the Gospel Fest) before at Christmas, and we had great success there," said Marcie Winkler, administrative assistant for Newton Parks and Recreation. "We tried something different this year with an outdoor event."
Winkler said about three groups registered for this Sunday's event, but is about half of the groups participating in the usual indoor holiday festival.

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