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March 14th, 2013

Jurors look to future

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Appointments approved, first steps taken for block grant

The Lincoln Parish Police Jury confirmed five appointments and passed resolutions to complete a System Survey and Compliance Questionnaire and to lay groundwork to apply for 2014-15 Louisiana Development Block Grant funding during Tuesday’s monthly meeting at the Lincoln Parish Courthouse.

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Committees set to change

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The Lincoln Parish Police Jury will be making some committee changes after concerns were raised following Tuesday’s monthly meeting.
After that meeting adjourned, juror Theresa Wyatt held a meeting with a majority of jurors remaining to listen, to voice her concerns about what she felt were imbalances on key LPPJ committees based on race, gender and municipality.
LPPJ President Skip Russell did not stay for that meeting but said that he understands the concerns and that the problem is being worked on.

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Rotary donates dictionaries, classes focus on reading

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Thank you Rotary Club of Ruston for your donation of dictionaries!
Art
February has gone, but the art classes at AJB sent it out with a bang. Students created beautiful hearts of various colors and sizes. Visitors to the school complimented the students’ artwork displayed throughout the school. March is here, and AJB is looking wonderfully green. All artwork will be centered on “Celebrating March.”
Read Across America

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Tech announces winter quarter graduates

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Louisiana Tech University’s winter quarter commencement exercises were held March 3, with diplomas awarded to 296 graduates. Area graduates are:
Arcadia: David Michael Adams, bachelor of science
Barksdale Air Force Base: Derek Anthony McLemore, bachelor of general studies
Bernice: Kelsey Ann Burleson, bachelor of arts
Calhoun: Victoria N. Hodge, bachelor of arts; James Cassidy Riley, associate of science nursing

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Hico Honor Roll

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Hico Elementary School has announced the names of those students who have achieved honor roll for the fourth six-week grading period.
“A” Honor Roll – 4.0
First grade: Nathan Castle, Noah Forester and Samantha Greer,
Second grade: Kitty Nordan and Janiyah Rushing
Third grade: Lonah Howington
Fifth grade: Caitlin Badgley and Savannah Heisler
“B Honor Roll
— 3.50 – 3.99
First grade: Noah Powell, Rylie Ramsey and Jazmine Torres
Second grade: Ryan Castle, Madison Jacks, Jordan Slaton and Maggie Thompson

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Time to support Red Cross

March is not only Women’s History Month, it’s also Red Cross Month.
The Northwest Louisiana Chapter of the American Red Cross includes 10 parishes: Caddo, Bossier, Bienville, Lincoln, Natchitoches, DeSoto, Red River, Sabine, Webster and Claiborne.
According to the American Red Cross, President Franklin D. Roosevelt first proclaimed March as Red Cross Month 70 years ago. Since 1943, every president, including President Barack Obama, has designated March as Red Cross Month. The Red Cross is synonymous with helping people, and has been doing so for more than 130 years.

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Remembering puppies of past

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Yes, it’s getting to be one of my favorite times of the year, because it reminds me of one of my favorites things — dogs.
Ruston Parks and Recreation Department’s annual Furry Fun Walk will be held Saturday at a new location — the J.C. Love Softball Complex. That’s because the event again needed to move to a different location because it continues to get more popular every year.

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Just a little common courtesy

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We’re all taught manners growing up: Never get in someone’s personal space uninvited; if someone says “no thank you,” leave them be; don’t judge a book by its cover. These are universal principles that we all follow; unfortunately, all too often these basic rules of etiquette go out the window when a person is interacting with the blind.
There is no special way to act around blind people, they’re just people. If you’re ever unsure about something, just think “would I want this done to me.” With that in mind, I will share some occurrences to avoid.

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Living a good life with spice

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There are many ailments in this world. There are aisles in the stores that contain various medications for aches, pains and digestive problems. There are some vitamins taken for preventative measures. Strangely enough, there are remedies in your kitchen that can provide some useful benefits to keep you healthy by adding spices to your food and your life.

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’Dogs open WAC tourney play

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Although they’re thrilled about being the No. 1 seed, Head Coach Michael White and his Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs realize that the 2012-13 regular season didn’t end the way they preferred.
Until last week, Tech had not lost in the Western Athletic Conference and was on a national-leading 18-game victory streak.
Then, kaboom!
There was an 18-point (78-60) stumble at New Mexico State, then a 28-point (78-54) defeat at Denver, by far the biggest losing margins of an otherwise near-perfect season for the Bulldogs (26-5).

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