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Archive - Jan 29, 2008

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RHS teams host 2-5A contests

Tipoff time is set for 7 p.m. after the girls’ squads from both schools collide in a 6 p.m. opener.
Other games on tonight’s Lincoln Parish schedule include Simsboro High at Marion, Cedar Creek at Monroe St. Frederick, Dubach at home against Cotton Valley, Grambling High at Bernice and Choudrant at Downsville; all of the contests will feature both boys’ and girls’ action.
Ruston High’s boys have enjoyed a solid before-district-play-begins campaign, having ranked among the state’s top 10 Class 5-A program, according to the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.

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ULS makes worthwhile investment

Locally, Tech received $64,292 for three projects, and GSU received $45,000 for two projects.
Each university that received funds was required to match the ULS grants, meaning more than $1 million has been dedicated for service learning in our state.

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Writer reflects on beats

This business of news and my job of reporting it is a way for me to learn my way around. I’m privy to breaking news, who’s who around the parish and just overall helpful information to have on hand in case you want to sit in on a free lecture or experience the soulful sounds of a gospel group one evening.
The daily happenings, new programs, stellar initiatives implemented in the community, local officials, business leaders, group members and residents are all the things that interest me.
However, there are more specific aspects that I’m especially interested in.

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Hearing impaired students see signs of progress

At Cypress Springs, a few deaf children split their time between the regular classroom and the school’s Hearing Resource Center, where they work with Lincoln Parish deaf educator Lisa Trussell and interpreter Jessica Aulds to practice sign language, lip reading, sounding out words and receive extra help in regular academic areas.
The students’ degree of impairment varies and influences how they communicate. LaErica, 8, has only mild hearing loss and can carry on conversations with hearing individuals.

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