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October 29th

Fire destroys mobile home

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The cause of a mobile home fire that erupted on Wednesday morning south of Grambling has not been determined, although an electrical issue is suspected.
Lincoln Parish Fire District Lt. Danny Cross said a blaze at 104 Omega Lane was discovered around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.
“Some people driving down the road saw it and thought it was a trash fire,” Cross said. “They thought it had too much smoke, so they went back to check it just to make sure. The people called it in and started attacking it with a water hose.”

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DART vigil empowers women

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The Domestic Abuse Resistance Team held their annual candlelight vigil Wednesday in remembrance of those who have lost their lives to domestic abuse, featuring Belinda Scott as a guest speaker.
Scott told her story of suffering through a 21-year marriage, where domestic abuse was an issue not only with her but her children as well to a crowd of 400.
“Women need to be empowered,” she said.

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‘Richard III’ headed to Tech

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This play season, theatergoers won’t need a plane ticket to London to view a show in the Globe Theatre or to see a variety of Shakespeare plays. They can step into Louisiana Tech University’s Stone Theatre where a replica of the famed theater has been constructed.
Today Louisiana Tech University’s School of Performing Arts presented William Shakespeare’s “Richard III” at 7 p.m. in the theater. The play will continue through Saturday and resume from Nov. 3-6.

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Don't let failure paralyze your life

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Three strikes you’re out. I remember the oppressive heat of that Chicago July afternoon — the inexplicable bubbliness seeping off of my fellow sufferers. We trudged through the madness of a crowded subway station, down through the city streets like fish schooling through the maze of buildings to reach the open field where my doom was impending. Sports. The bane of my existence. Along with four coworkers, one love interest and roughly six acquaintances, I discovered a reason for which many people may be attracted to playing sports.

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Lessons learned on the zip line

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I was listening but could not think clearly enough to comprehend. My hands were moist with sweat and could have been shaking slightly.
When my turn arrived, it was like I was in a dream — it seemed unreal. Picking up on my hesitation, the guide said, “This is voluntary. You can choose not to participate at any time.”

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Domestic abuse is a problem for the community

Last night at the annual Domestic Abuse Resistance Team candlelight vigil, the community gathered to remember 28 residents who lost their lives to violence at the hand of a loved one in the five parishes served by DART. The vigil is held each October as a culmination to Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Community members joined with the families of these individuals to honor their memory and to commit to taking a stance against domestic violence.

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Events Center plays host to Irish folksinger Friday

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The Lincoln Parish Library Events Center will be the site for a celebration of all things Irish on Friday with “A Magical Evening of Irish Story and Song with Danny O’Flaherty.” 
This program of authentic Irish culture and music will feature the Irish folksinger, who sings with the Celtic love of words. O’Flaherty said growing up in the West of Ireland nurtured and molded Danny into the musician he is today.

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October 27th

School Board preps for reform

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Healthcare Reform Act could strain budget
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January will mean a new year and a new health system across the United States as the first wave of changes from the Healthcare Reform Act is enacted.
However, to begin with, certain plans will be “grandfathered” in, meaning they do not have to make all changes to their plans immediately.
According to information presented at the Oct. 20 meeting, the Lincoln Parish School Board has one of those grandfathered plans, which is also one of the few self-funded plans in the state.

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Simsboro on a roll with race

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Town plans annual Soapbox Derby
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In the case of Simsboro’s Soapbox Derby, spinning your wheels is a good thing. Simsboro Habitants Restoring, Uniting and Beautifying Simsboro will host the second annual Soapbox Derby from 10 a.m. to noon on Nov. 13 on Rose Street. The quarter mile, two-lane downhill course is located on the west side of Reagan Madden Park.
Thelma Williams, SHRUBS chair, said children ages 5-18 can compete. A completed and parent signed entry form should be turned in to Town Hall by Nov. 4.
On race day, drivers will speed down a course lined with hay, Williams said. Safety regulations require drivers to wear a helmet, she said.

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Several spooky events planned for weekend

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With Halloween falling on Sunday this year, Lincoln Parish plans on getting an early start on the holiday.
Most festivities are scheduled for Friday or Saturday, starting off with the Howling Halloween Downtown celebration that will begin at 4 p.m. with trick-or-treating at stores along North Trenton Street, Mississippi Avenue, Alabama Avenue, Park Avenue and in Railroad Park.
One new event this Halloween will be a Pumpkin Glow at Dark. Contestants ranging in age from 6-adult can bring a carved pumpkin to Railroad Park by 4 p.m. Friday to enter the contest, which will be broken up into categories determined by age.

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