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ODELL LIONS BARBECUE: The Odell Lions Club will have its spring barbecue starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. Plates are $7 and contain either pork or chicken barbecue, barbecue beans, slaw, bread. Pork sandwiches are $3 or four for $10. Bulk barbecue is $8 per pound. Drinks and dessert are available. Eat in or take out. The Odell Lions Club is near the corner of N.C. 73 West and Odell School Road. Proceeds go toward supporting vision-impaired people.


BASEBALL IN KANNAPOLIS: Single-game tickets for the Kannapolis Intimidators baseball team are on sale for the 2012 season. The Intimidators, a Class A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, are selling tickets to all 70 homes games, including Opening Day, April 5. Buy tickets at the Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium box office, by phone 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, or anytime at

General admission is $6; reserved seats are $8; and VIP seats are $10. Tickets for ages 4-12 and for ages 65 and older are $1 less in the reserved and general admission sections. The team is selling a season ticket packages. For ticket information: 704-932-3267 or

Mount Pleasant

The Mount Pleasant Food Ministry has received a $4,000 donation from the Food Lion Charitable Foundation. It will be used to provide groceries to families in need in the Mount Pleasant schools attendance area, according to Ann Wall, ministry treasurer.