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February 23rd, 2013

Rehabbing city streets

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Whether biking, driving a car or walking to a destination, those who travel down West College Avenue in Grambling should feel a little bit safer thanks to two grants recently awarded to the city.
“These were really competitive grants,” Mayor Ed Jones said “And the projects are 100 percent funded through these grants.”

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Area higher education evolves throughout Black History

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Although founded after the Civil War, Lincoln Parish emerged with a moderate mix of various demographics, much as a result of settlers residing in the area before the official founding.
Like most southern municipalities, Lincoln Parish’s racial relations underwent many horrors, along with positive milestones, as the decades passed.
Each February, during Black History Month, the nation celebrates and reflects on the many contributions of a select segment of society, along with their struggles and triumphs to become equal citizens under the law and in the eyes of their fellow countrymen.

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Chamber good for community

When a state tax issue threatened the future of a local manufacturer, the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce went to work to help negotiate a solution that kept the company, and the several hundred jobs it provides, in Lincoln Parish.
When the city of Ruston began working on a new zoning code, the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce organized focus groups that provided input, resulting in an ordinance that not only maintains community standards but also fosters economic growth.

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Polk thankful for Kupcake success

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The Fifth Annual “Kupcakes for Kids” fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research hospital was held recently at Community Trust Bank.
I would like to express my sincere thanks to Community Trust Bank for providing their facility for the event and to all of the employees there for their support.

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Community support crucial to efforts

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The 32nd Annual St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Radiothon was again a huge success. We would like everyone to know how important this is to the kids of St. Jude and thank all the generous donors.

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Report: Farming safety improved

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Depending on the reporting agencies and the statistics analyzed, farming and ranching is considered to be one of the most dangerous jobs in America.
In fact, farming is more dangerous than coal mining, which at one time had the highest number of work-related deaths of any industry. However, while mining has improved its safety record, so has American agriculture.

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Recent honor well deserved

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Today’s comments are specifically meant to honor and recognize a gentleman and scholar, a local citizen of Ruston, who has accomplished something magnificent. There is a phenomenon in society that we tend not to notice talent right under our own noses. Even scripture refers to a prophet not being honored in his own country. This man is not a “prophet” in the classic sense, although he is more than talented in professing the law. Let me share some background.

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Students rewarded, classes focus on science, math

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Ram Pride is alive at I.A. Lewis School and the students are doing their best to show positive behavior. The school is divided into four positive behavior teams.
During the third six weeks, it was the Blue Jays who reaped the benefits. The 68-member team had the best behavior and was rewarded with a field trip to Monroe.

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Delta Police Academy classes begin Monday

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Louisiana Delta Community College will begin the first class under the new North Delta Regional Training Academy on Monday.
Last year, the North Delta Law Enforcement Planning District voted to have Delta assume operations of the academy, pending approval of the Louisiana POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training) Council. The District will serve as the Advisory Committee for the academy in order to assure programming and operations comply with needs of law enforcement agencies within the region.

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Find ways to put your tax refund to work

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Not everyone gets one, but it’s always a welcome sight — a tax refund. If you receive a refund this year, how can you best put it to work?
The answer depends, to a large extent, on the size of your refund. In 2012, the average tax refund was about $3,000, according to the IRS. Let’s look at a few possibilities for how you might use this amount:

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