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They didn't let dreams die

Killgore, a clinical social worker, said that as a girl she wanted to be a journalist, but when an unsupportive teacher publicly criticized her creative writing paper, her dream was deflated. She put down the pen and dropped the goal. Years later, inspired by the people she counseled through her practice, Killgore found the courage to begin writing the book, Who am I? How Do I Find Me?, a guide to point readers toward the path of self-discovery.

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Simplicity of conservation demonstrated

The methods of water conservation we’ve been hearing about for so long are demonstrated on the DVD. And, as the video shows, many techniques are so simple even an elementary school student can do them.
Schools, libraries, area government bodies, employers and other agencies have incorporated the “Our Lives, Our Water” video into their education efforts. This is the next big step in spreading the message of the declining Sparta aquifer and empowering local residents to do their part to preserve our water supply.

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GSU falls to Demons, 31-19

On fourth-and-one, however, heavy pressure by the Demons’ defense forced quarterback J.P. Tillman to toss up a pass that was quickly batted down by senior linebacker Mark Dampier and sophomore end Ledell Love.
No sooner had the Tigers’ threat been squashed did NSU defensive coordinator Brad Laird leap up in the air and greet his gut-check crew with high fives and hugs, the former Ruston High quarterback knowing full well that the clutch effort might turn out to be the difference in winning and losing.

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Shelter gives aid to more than 100

As of Saturday afternoon, the shelter housed 125 evacuees, with the majority coming from Texas, said shelter manager Colleen Morgan.
“A lot of them are from Port Arthur, Orange and Beaumont, Texas,” Morgan said. “Only about 30 percent are from South Louisiana.”
Although a few evacuees trickled out of the shelter Saturday morning, Morgan said she’s expecting the rest to stick around until Monday.
Port Arthur resident Kevin Smith evacuated to the local church shelter alongside several family members. The 17-year-old clearly recalls catching wind of Ike’s landfall.

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G-Men, NSU try again

“For years, we heard from fans from both schools about getting this game back,” he said. “It makes incredible sense, being 65 miles apart and both being Football Championship Series schools. It’s tough to get non-conference FCS games. This is one with great fan interest, with a whole lot of common ground between the schools.”
The only other time that the two teams have met was 30 years ago, when GSU sneaked out of Shreveport’s Independence Stadium with a 14-13 victory.

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Why I hated Friday nights

Lucky for Mr. Barham, his story had a happy ending. They all don’t, though, which brings me to share the tale of my Friday nights in high school.
I started out my high school experience with the naïve, fresh-faced optimism that defined my pre-high school years. Little did I know at that time how quickly I’d descend into “adolescent angst,” as my mom so accurately described it.

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Events Center project must stay on track

The Events Center is part of a comprehensive plan for the old Albertsons building that now houses the parish library. In a parish without satellite library branches, many resources and much planning are invested in the library building.
The move to add an Events Center in a 20,000 square foot portion of the building now vacant will only enhance life in Lincoln Parish.

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Sportsman’s Jamboree revs up

The Sportsman Jamboree actually got its start in the Civic Center but quickly outgrew that facility.

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