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RHS to scrimmage Richwood

Laird’s squad has numbered an estimated 110 players during preseason workouts and included in that number are four members returning with all-league honors in 2006.
That group includes first unit representatives Jeremy Williams at tight end and Graham Fuller at free safety and second team members Stephen Warner at offensive tackle and Colton Perritt at linebacker.

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Don’t let literacy program fade

The program’s funding has slipped quickly since the 2001-2002 school year, when it enjoyed its highest level of about $250 million nationwide.
The once-robust effort to pull single moms and their needy children up by the bootstraps has been kneecapped in recent years. This year’s funding allocation was around $82 million nationwide.

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Grandma was a stripper

Last Thanksgiving, my family got together, passed rolls and shared stories over our deep-fried turkey, green bean casserole and mirliton dressing.
I had gotten onto the subject about past jobs asking people what they had done with their life to make a buck before I was around.
I asked a few people before I came to my Grandma Vidal, and all the answers before her had been ordinary and run-of-the-mill.
And so, not realizing that time was about to stop I asked her, “Grandma, what was one of your first jobs?”
To which she replied in her thick New Orleans accent, “I was a stripper.”

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Cobb named local LTC director

In addition to acting as Lincoln Parish Schools superintendent for 15 years, Cobb’s local education experience includes serving as principal both of Ruston High and Simsboro High. At the state level, he was at one time director of secondary education as well as executive assistant to State Superintendent Kelly Nix.
Edwards Barham, an LCTCS board member, said Cobb is an excellent choice.
“He’s got a tremendous background in education,” Barham said.

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