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Parker well worthy of award

There’s something to be said for quiet, unassuming leaders who get things done. Wayne Parker, winner of the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce’s 2012 Robert E. Russ Award, is that kind of leader.
Parker, a retired forest products industry executive and current chairman of the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors, is the latest in a distinguished line of Lincoln Parish residents to receive the award established almost three decades ago to recognize those who have contributed to the civic, business or cultural advancement or development of the region in an outstanding manner.

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Woman disagrees with Barber letter

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This letter is a response to Mr. Lou Barber’s letter regarding women in combat. I respectfully acknowledge Mr. Barber’s maturity compared to mine, a post-college woman in her 20’s, but I’d also like to give him and others who read this a chance to look at the topic from a different point of view.

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Old generation cures for flu, cold season

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For some months, many of us have been fighting the common cold or flu. We know the symptoms, and we try to treat those symptoms with everyday home remedies. If nothing changes, we visit the family doctor and the pediatrician to become in control of the situation. It is at these times, everything becomes a plethora of diagnoses for everyone in your home.

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Time at RDL comes to a close

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All good things come to an end.
After eight and a half years, I am ending my tenure at the Daily Leader to accept a job in the Shreveport area, where my husband works.
When I first came here in the summer of 2004, the newsroom was filled by Editor Chuck Cannon, News Editor Jamie Lunt, Sports Editor O.K. Buddy Davis, Bret McCormick, George Graham, Mary Margaret Van Diest and Nick Todaro, who was the intern from Louisiana Tech University.

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NCLMG, Tech present ‘Magic for the Garden’

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The North Central Louisiana Master Gardeners (NCLMG) will present their second annual gardening seminar, “Magic for the Garden,” from 8 a.m.- noon Saturday at Lomax Hall on the Louisiana Tech University campus. The seminar is jointly sponsored by NCLMG and the Louisiana Tech University Department of Agricultural Sciences.

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FBLA, technology team to take part in competitions

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Holiday Canned
Food Drive
All classes at Grambling High School were involved with the Holiday Canned Food Drive sponsored by GHS Student Council. Canned goods were donated by each class. Donations were gathered for the North Louisiana Food bank.

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I.A. LEWIS HONOR ROLL

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I.A. Lewis School has released the honor roll list for the third six-weeks grading period.
Principal’s List —
All A’s
Michael Bishop, Victoria Breeding, Emma Colvin, Katelyn Foster, Abigail Matejowsky, Anna Pody and Lauren Washington
A-B Honor Roll

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GUNAA awards scholarships

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The Ruston Chapter of Grambling University National Alumni Association scholarship committee has awarded two recipients for a total of $1,000 in book scholarships for the 2013 School Year.
To be eligible for the scholarships, recipients must be a first-time undergraduate student enrolled at Grambling State University, hold a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or higher, demonstrate good character, citizenship, dependability and financial need.

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English classes study China, students honored

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Conner’s English classes
Mrs. Conner’s English classes would like to thank Michael Bishop’s grandfather for coming to speak to them. The English classes read a novel titled “Chinese Cinderella.” The book is about a young girl who grew up in China during the time of French concessions, World War II and the communist takeover.

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Rail-thin Appleby plays ‘big’

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Raheem Appleby, on his best day in the buffet line at Johnny’s Pizza, probably could walk out and still be lighter than a bread box.
He’s so thin that he could turn sideways and be missed.
He’s listed in the official 2012-13 basketball guide at Louisiana Tech University weighing 160 pounds.

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