Gaston & Catawba

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Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care recently honored area ministers at its annual Minister Appreciation Lunch at Lower Creek Baptist Church's fellowship hall in Lenoir.

Hospice chaplain the Rev. Nancy Campbell welcomed the group and thanked the ministers for providing care to Hospice patients and supporting the staff.

Max Waters provided a piano music program of Southern gospel tunes, and Hospice volunteers served lunch.

Some ministers who attended the lunch also serve as volunteer chaplains for Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care.

The Caldwell Arts Council has announced the winners of its recent visual artist competition. The annual competition is open to Caldwell County artists who create two- and three-dimensional art.

Prizes awarded:

Best in Show and $250: Kathryn Feierabend, “Forest Jewel.”

First Place and $200: Judy Greene Prevost, “Puppy Love.”

Second Place and $150: Steve West, “Dream 8.”

Third Place and $100: Cynthia Philyaw, “Aquatic Aesthetics.”

Honorable Mention and $50: Charlie Frye, “Edgar Allen Poe.”

Honorable Mention and $50: Mitchel McCoy, “Town in the Making.”

Caldwell Arts Council is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and is located at 601 College Ave. S.W. in Lenoir. For details, call 828-754-2486 or visit

The Quest 4Life Wellness Center, 1031 S.W. Morganton Blvd. in the Lenoir Mall, will present a two-night, self-defense class, “Mindset of a Warrior,” 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

The instructor will be Mike Logan, fifth-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a criminal justice instructor for the state of North Carolina.

Participants should wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes. The cost is $15 per person and is open to ages 12 and older.

Participants younger than 18 must have signature of a parent or guardian on the registration form. Registration is available at the Quest4Life Wellness Center membership services desk.

Downtown Lenoir trick-or-treat will be held 3-5 p.m. Oct 31. Many downtown businesses will be participating. Look for posters in the storefronts, plus balloons, to indicate stops for this Halloween event.

Gina Smith