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September 25th

Reading named as students’ weak spot

“We feel like our comprehensive curriculum has helped us with those standards (on the criteria-based),” Walker said. “While we did OK on the NRT, we feel there is room for improvement, especially in the reading area. That is what we really need to work on.”
Walker said grade-level meetings will kick off this next week so teachers can see what they might do to make their lesson plans stronger.

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September 22nd

Dogs: tough test on Kyle turf

He and the Bulldogs will meet up with the unbeaten ranked team in College Station.
“Really, I am looking forward to it because I’ve heard about it for so long and an anxious to see what it’s all about and to personally experience it,”
Abrams said. “Now I know it’s going to be a tough atmosphere to play under because of more than 80,000 fans being there and the tremendous support that they have for all of their games there.
“But it will be neat and exciting to be a part of it. It will be even better if we can come back with a win.”

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Local CCA needs linger

Executive Director Stephanie Griffin said services provided and items needed include the following: food, clothing, utility bill payments, prescription help, aid for burn-out victims, medication assistance, school supplies, lodging, gas, meals, money (cash or check), small appliances, sheets, blankets, pillow cases, curtains and towels.
In a list all by itself is the need for volunteers.
“CCA always needs more volunteers,” Griffin said. “We need people to be trained to interact with clients.

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Park brings back memories

I purchased a year’s pass some months ago. Although I cannot remember what I paid for it, I recall considering it the best bargain around and at a level to be within reach of those with more modest means.
At this point in my life, I have given up any aspirations of becoming a mountain biker, but I have witnessed some of the international races held at our park.
I think we should all be so proud that Lincoln Parish is at the top of the list for such events.
However, eventually my feelings about the park come back to what it has meant to me personally.

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Voters to decide fate of roads, bridges

Police Jury Treasurer Bobby Gray said the Jury budgeted $874,000 in both funds last year — the estimated amount of tax receipts based on the assessed value of taxable property in the parish.
“That money is how we take care of our roads,” Gray said. “We’ve gotten good reports in the past on the condition of roads and bridges in Lincoln Parish.
If these continuations are not passed, we won’t be able to keep up the condition of the roads and bridges; the passage is very critical.”

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September 21st

RHS’ confidence receiving boost

After a season-opening loss of 22-12 to unbeaten and No. 4 Quad-A state ranked Monroe Neville (3-0), the Bearcats have bounced back with 30-plus points’ decisions.
First, 35-28 against No. 11 4-A rated Monroe Ouachita, then 38-6 last weekend versus Franklin Parish.
In the latter game, RHS blasted the Patriots’ defense for 38 consecutive points, 17 of those coming during the third quarter.
“The thing we’re doing now is that we’re getting really good balance with our offense,” Laird said. “The running game is opening up things for our passing game.”

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Chicken fest benefits entire parish

It’s a time when local residents can come together and partake in activities which showcase the town’s culture.
The festival, which marks the biggest event of the year in Dubach, serves as a fund-raiser for Dubach Restoration and Beautification Organization (DRABO).
With these funds, it is possible to make the town a more attractive place for tourists to visit and for citizens to reside.

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Good candidate has right flavor

My conclusion? Like a job interview, they seem to serve primarily as an opportunity to gauge the candidates’ personalities, motivations and problem-solving skills.
During an interview, an intelligent person who is determined to get a position can research the company and make suggestions about what is needed to turn the organization around.
However, until the person is actually working at the facility, it is difficult to get a clear picture of what ideas are really affordable, practical or realistic.

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Candidates speak out on school issues

District 2 incumbent Flynn Ludley identified Adequate Yearly Progress as the biggest challenge for the local system. If a certain amount of progress is not made annually, then it costs the system money, he said.
Ludley named the community as a strong resource from which to draw.
“As part of No Child Left Behind, we must have community involvement,” he said.
Opponent Eddie Milton Jones began his response by repeating the word perception.

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September 20th

Voters face slate of 13 amendments

The amendment would change the fund’s name to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Fund (CPRF). It would also authorize a fourth revenue source for the fund — federal revenues received by the state from Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas activity. The only allowable expenditures for the funds would be hurricane protection and coastal protection.
• A vote FOR would change the name and deposit all potential federal revenues from OCS oil and gas activities.

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