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March 21st

Parish boasts beautification

KLPB Director Camille Mize said the official affiliation is a milestone.
“Now we have a lot more educational material and knowledge to help us build a better Keep Lincoln Parish Beautiful,” Mize said.
Keep America Beautiful’s Cecile Carson, director of affiliate certification, was on hand Wednesday explaining the two bodies’ budding relationship.
“Now you’re part of the family,” she said.

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March 20th

’Dogs open WAC play at Nevada

A four-game series is set over the next three days, with single contests scheduled for tonight and Friday at 6 p.m. and then a doubleheader on Saturday starting at 1 p.m.
With a deep group of veteran players and the host role for the late May postseason tournament, Tech is a preseason runner-up choice by the head coaches in the seven-member league race.
“Our players are excited about getting the conference season under way,” said head coach Wade Simoneaux. “This is when you want to be at your best and play your best baseball.”

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Women's achievements appreciated

Women today are positioned better than they’ve ever been to succeed in any area they’re interested in. But, that didn’t just happen overnight. Many women worked for years and endured mistreatment to help bring our society to this point.
Women continue to push the limits of what’s acceptable and normal in roles that range from medicine to politics to sports.
We must always encourage the young girls in our community to work toward their dreams, no matter what they are. We must teach boys to respect women and to consider them equals.

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Special women recognized

• My mother — Always encouraging me to pursue an education, and doling out the funds for it, she talked about the importance of financial independence for women regardless of whether they were married. Through her example, she demonstrates women can have passion for their careers, while maintaining loyalty and dedication to their families.

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Park listed as hot spot

“Birders have a wonderful reputation of being mobile and spending a lot of money,” he said. “We’re capturing a market that we didn’t capture before but one that’s always been here.”

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March 19th

Questions linger in Grambling

Andrus said she does not know what the source of the continued disagreement is.
Jones cited the reassignment of town clerk Pam Stringfellow to the fire station after she returned Friday from a three-week leave as a sticking point for the council.
“We talked earlier about Mrs. Stringfellow,” Jones said. “There’s no documentation as to why she’s been reassigned. No explanation. It’s just what (Andrus) thinks is best at this time.”

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Bulldogs stop Grambling, 10-4

“Knowing we had a short time schedule tonight and having to get up so early the next morning, I thought our players really responded well and were focused,” Simoneaux said.
“I thought we really played a complete game tonight. We were able to use several of our pitchers, we hit the ball well and we came up with some big defensive plays. All in all, it was a good way to get ready for our first conference series.”

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Simsboro priming for vital growth

Also, the community’s water treatment plant will receive some much-needed care. As Hendricks put it, a community with a treatment plant that is holding steady at 90-percent capacity cannot hope to be able to provide the kind of platform necessary for growth.
The USDA’s program funds are a prime example of the kind of rural support program that areas with low tax bases in our parish and state require for both improved quality of life and upkeep of current standards.

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Teacher's honor is fitting

When I was her student, I didn’t really understand Mrs. Hollis. Not that it is a student’s duty to understand his teacher, a distinction that I can grasp now, but I’ve always been the school type and enjoyed connecting with a teacher.
Sallie, as my mentor Wiley Hilburn affectionately refers to her, was not the easiest teacher to connect with for me.

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GSU’s KGRM amps success

Dotson said despite the fact that he’s now working in television, his experience gained at KGRM helped him transition into professional endeavors.
“Once you get the core principles of being a good journalist, that goes into every medium you can do,” Dotson said.
KGRM is one of two local college radio stations, where the other, KLPI-89.1 FM, is student-run at Louisiana Tech University.

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