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February 27th, 2013

Sapp sings praises

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On March 7, Grammy Award nominee gospel singer and pastor Marvin Sapp will be preaching to Lewis Temple CME Church for their 135th anniversary special worship service.
Sapp is best known for his songs “Best in Me” and “Never Would Have Made It” which according to Billboard was No. 1 on the charts on gospel radio for almost a full year. He is also the founder and senior pastor of Lighthouse Full Life Center Church at Kingdom Square in Western Michigan.

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Dept. of Education announces teacher support strategy

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In 2014-2015, Louisiana will fully implement Common Core State Standards. In preparation for this transition to more rigorous standards and assessments, on Tuesday the Louisiana Department of Education released an interactive online Classroom Support Toolbox for educators and school districts. The toolbox, a feature of Louisianabelieves.com that replaces the state-run Comprehensive Curriculum, is an effort to provide increased clarity and support for teachers and districts without prescribing how to teach.

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Board votes to utilize GIS

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After beginning the year with a bit of a hiccup, the Lincoln Parish Library Board of Control decided during their Feb. 20 meeting to once again pay for access to the parish’s Geographic Information System services.

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Walk with furry friends on March 16

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Lions and tigers and bears — oh, No!! However, dogs are invited to accompany their owners to join the pack at 9:30 a.m. March 16 for the seventh annual Furry Fun Walk. It’s a casual one-mile stroll through the J.C. Love Softball Complex at 400 Ball Park Road. This is a location change from last year. Please don’t forget your collar and leash but, for their safety, cats should probably stay at home and take a nap.

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Glen View students jump for a good cause

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The students of kindergarten through second grade at Glen View Elementary participated in Jump Rope for Heart on Feb. 15. The event raised all $3,675.25 with all proceeds going to the American Heart Association. Funds raised will go to help fight heart disease and strokes. Glen View Elementary would like to thank all who contributed.

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Enjoy dinner and a movie

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In just a few short weeks, families will have the opportunity for the sixth year in a row to participate in the Junior Auxiliary’s Annual Dinner and a Movie Event.
This event, which is free except for the $7 dinner tickets, offer families a chance at good old-fashioned, clean family fun.

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A profession responsible for all

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When I was a high school senior, the trend in national secondary education was hiring people to teach subjects like chemistry, foreign language, specialized mechanical or business classes and even journalism, who were professionals in those fields, but not certified teachers.

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Simsboro, NLWS advance

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Simsboro and New Living Word School will still be playing basketball this weekend.
The Tigers (27-5) and Lions (30-11) extended their 2012-13 schedules Tuesday night with victories in the quarterfinal round of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoffs.
Simsboro was a 68-57 winner over Midland (28-8) in Class B and Ruston’s NLWS took a 76-67 victory over Family Christian (25-15) in Class C.

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’Dogs reach ‘rare air’ with AP poll

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Football, now men’s hoops reach prestigious Top 25 ranking
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Now it’s the turn for the men’s basketball team at Louisiana Tech University to get some love in the Top 25.
First, football last fall when the Bulldogs captivated their fans and the nation with an appearance in the national Top 25 polls.
Earlier this week, the Bulldogs’ hoopsters broke into the ‘25” group by climbing to the No. 25 slot in the Associated Press poll voted on by a national panel of media representatives.
It’s the first time since the mid-1980s for Tech to have both its football team and men’s basketball squad earn Top 25 listings in the same season.

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Tech baseballers have road contest

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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are set to hit the road once again for a midweek matchup against the Lumberjacks of Stephen F. Austin at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Jaycees Field in Nacogdoches, Texas.
Tech (2-5) is coming off series loss to Oral Roberts at home, dropping games two and three of the series after winning the first game of the weekend last Friday night. The Bulldogs will face a hungry Lumberjack team that is looking for their first win of the season in four tries.

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