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DeMoss returns to coaching

Now, DeMoss is back at courtside.
She has been named as an assistant coach at the University of Texas by new head coach Gail Goestenkors, effective this weekend.
“Months ago, I left the coaching profession -- to retire, really -- and take my first break from the game of basketball,” DeMoss said. “It was not an easy decision, but one I truly needed to make.
“My time off was substantial. It was unprecedented in my past personal history. These months allowed me to reassess what I wanted to do. I learned what my personal comfort zone and preferences would be in any work environment.”

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Triad helps beat the summer heat

This is where Lincoln Parish Triad Association steps in.
Each summer, the organization holds a fan drive so that those who are battling the summer heat will have some means to keep cool.
Community members are encouraged to donate fans or money to purchase fans, and Triad members distribute them to the homes of those in need.
In addition to obtaining a fan, those who believe they may be at risk for heat-related illness should also:
• Drink plenty of water;
• Restrict outside activities or shopping to the early morning when it‘s cool;

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Fireworks inspire more than awe

As they absorbed feelings of sadness, pride and awe inside the church and took in the amazing sights outside, many undoubtedly dreamed bigger than themselves. They might have imagined how more than 200 years ago, people struggled through resistance in the hopes of creating a better world for humanity. Something that existed only in the minds of a few colonists gradually became a reality. They did not have to stay in a situation where they were unhappy; their limitations were dissolved by their courage to pursue their dreams.

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LPSB passes pay raises

The local support personnel pay raises will cost the school system $98,000 per year.
Board members also granted permission to bid approximately $400,000 in construction and renovations to Ruston High School’s James Stadium. The improvements would include an expansion of the facilities that now house offices and a locker room used by the RHS girls’ track team and visiting football teams. The number of lockers would double, and the expansion is expected to cut down on overcrowding problems when visiting football teams use the facilities.

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