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5/18/2019 11:18:00 AM
Lincoln County Schools Retirement Banquet
Photo Courtesy of Lincoln County Schools(Other Photos by Lincoln Herald Staff Except As Noted)
Photo Courtesy of Lincoln County Schools
(Other Photos by Lincoln Herald Staff Except As Noted)

Asbury Academy principal Dr. Beth Penley with retiree Ernestine
Asbury Academy principal Dr. Beth Penley
with retiree Ernestine "Tina" McDowell.

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Lincolnton High School Asst. Principal Terry Taylor with retiree Julie Leonhardt.

Wayne Howard
Staff Writer

It was the smallest group of retirees in recent years--and that's good news for the Lincoln County Schools since finding new teachers and other employees is difficult in today's labor market.  Nineteen retirees were honored at the annual Retirement Banquet Thursday evening.

Those saluted at the event were:
  • Ernestine "Tina" McDowell, Asbury Academy
  • Vickie Conrad, Child Nutrition
  • Susan Elmore, Child Nutrition
  • Rita Long, Child Nutrition
  • Stephanie Cloninger, Central Services
  • Deborah Barlow, East Lincoln High School
  • Michael FreemAn, East Lincoln Middle
  • Julie Leonhardt, Lincolnton High School
  • Rhonda McCurry, Lincolnton Middle
  • Lynn Rhyne, North Lincoln High School
  • Sharon Curl, Pumpkin Center Primary
  • Kathy Nantz, Pumpkin Center Primary
  • James Lewis, Jr., S. Ray Lowder
  • Dawn Punch, West Lincoln High School
  • Tom Sain, West Lincoln High
  • Johnny Stafford, West Lincoln High
  • Tina Houser, West Lincoln Middle School

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