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March 25th, 2013

Wednesday evening service added at Trinity

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In today’s fast and hectic world, the traditional work week of Monday through Friday no longer exists. Additionally, families are often busy with other activities such as school, sports and visiting extended family members. It is during these times that individuals may find it hard to visit the Lord’s house. In an effort to accommodate modern schedules, Trinity United Methodist Church is making worship a little more accessible by now holding a service at 6 p.m. each Wednesday.

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Hours of operation

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Hours of operation and retired employee health insurance were up for discussion as the Lincoln Parish Library Board of Control met March 20.
In an effort to hear comment from the board of directors, Library Director Vivian McCain presented a study indicating a low number of library visitors between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon on Saturdays.

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Union Board plans school revamps if millage OK’d

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The Union Parish School Board is striving for the majority vote on a millage proposal May 5. If the millage is passed, the board plans on making major upgrades to all seven school sites in the district, which will include a complete renovation of the elementary schools — Bernice, Farmerville, Marion and Spearsville.
UPSB transportation and maintenance director Lyn Kenly has put together a comprehensive plan, complete with conceptual images of what the board hopes will change the course of public education for Union Parish.

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’Dogs look to advance in NIT

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Louisiana Tech University’s Bulldogs hope to be in the “zone” against the University of Southern Mississippi’s zone tonight (ESPNU, 9 p.m.).
It’s no secret: the Golden Eagles’ defensive game plan in the second-round NIT game at Reed Green Coliseum in Hattiesburg will be setting up in a zone.
“They’ll do it the entire game, I’m sure,” said Bulldogs’ Head Coach Michael White. “That’s what Donnie (Tyndall USM head coach) has implemented for so long and has done such a terrific job with it

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Bulldogs’ energy level high in drills

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After a 14-hour break from a session last Friday, Louisiana Tech University returned to work Saturday, as the team practiced for two hours at Joe Aillet Stadium in full pads.
The secondary spent most of the practice session in one-on-one pass skeleton drills and the beginning of team workouts and making it a tough day on the receivers.
Former Ruston High standout Kentrell Brice, Bryson Abraham and several others played with a high level of intensity.

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Hadnot leads Tech tracksters

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Louisiana Tech University claimed four event wins and 11 finishes in the top three, including Trey Hadnot’s 100-meter dash victory, at the SEC-Big Ten Challenge at the Maddox Track in Starkville, Miss., Saturday.
The meet was scored as the Southeastern Conference vs. All Challengers, as Tech and Missouri State paired up with the Big Ten Conference. The SEC won the men’s challenge 287-264, with Tech responsible for 38 of the 264 points, while the SEC won the women’s challenge 360-217. with Tech responsible for 68 of the 217 challenger points.

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Grambling sweeps past Privateeers

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University swept a doubleheader Sunday to make it a three-game sweep of a weekend baseball series against in-state opponent University of New Orleans at Wilbert Ellis Field at R.W.E. Jones Park.
The Tigers improved their record to 9-13 on the season with wins of 9-5 in the first game and 17-5 in the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader.
Grambling State University had taken a 5-4 victory in the first game of the series against the Privateers on Saturday.
In the two games on Sunday, the Tigers had a combined 25 hits.

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What is Gov. Bobby Jindal thinking?

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When the new proposed state budget was unveiled recently, Domestic Abuse Resistance Team was stunned to learn that domestic violence programs will suffer yet another massive cut. This time, we will lose $1.4 million. This translates to another 30 percent loss to programs devoted to the protection and support of families who are abused in Louisiana.

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Future bright in Grambling

Economic development, especially in the areas of infrastructure and housing, is extremely important in any community. And while the efforts on a large and small scale should be commended, the City of Grambling has taken on a pro-active approach in recent months to not lag behind in this area.

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Parish's health needs work

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A new study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, just released parish rankings on health. Not surprising — because Lincoln Parish always does so well — is that our fair parish held tight at No. 13. We were beat out — in order from one to 12 — by West Feliciana, Cameron, St. Tammany, Plaquemines, Lafayette, St. Charles, Ascension, La Salle, Bossier, Vermillion, Lafourche and St. James parishes.

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