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Grambling man killed in wreck

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A Grambling man is dead after a three-vehicle crash in Morehouse Parish Saturday that also resulted in serious injuries to a man from Oak Grove.
Louisiana State Police Troop F Troopers responded to the crash on Louisiana Highway 139 (milepost 17.1) at about 9:15 p.m. Saturday. The investigation revealed that a 2004 Lexis car was traveling north on La. 139 when, for unknown reasons, it crossed the center line of the highway and side-swiped a 1994 Ford van. The Lexis reportedly then continued traveling north in the southbound lane until it struck a 2005 Toyota van in a head-on manner.

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Speaker to discuss grief, the elderly

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Elderly residents have had a lifetime to experience loss, which means for many one more reason to grieve may be one too many.
Karen Kopera-Frye, professor of gerontology, sociology and political science at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, will speak at the monthly meeting of the local National Alliance for Mental Illness at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on the topic of “Depression, Grief and Loss.” The event will be at the Community Trust Bank Financial Center, located at 1511 N. Trenton St.

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Howell state’s top HS teacher

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A Ruston High School teacher has received top honors in her career.
Freshman Academy teacher Emily Howell was named Louisiana’s 2012 High School Teacher of the Year during the 5th annual Cecil J. Picard Educator Excellence Symposium and Celebration.
Other state-level winners were honored as well.

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Library board OKs new policies

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Library Board of Control members discussed new policy updates and a library reference desk that has yet to be sold during their monthly meeting on Wednesday.
LPL Director Vivian McCain told board members that the Lincoln Parish Police Jurors had tabled any action pertaining to a desk that had been declared as surplus property.
During their July meeting, jurors refused to come down on their price after they received no bids on the library reference desk. The desk was custom-built in 2004 at a cost of $27,000.

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Fundraiser brings local ministry closer to goal

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After months of planning LifeHouse Ministries is finally getting closer to becoming a reality for Lincoln Parish residents.
They recently held a barbecue celebration as a fundraiser where about $15,000 was raised for the ministry.
Neal DeForest, board president, said the purpose of this fundraiser and those prior to it were to raise enough money to cover the first year’s budget.

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Heatstroke warning signs revealed

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With the excessive heat wave this area has been experiencing, people should be aware of the dangers of heatstroke. While millions are exposed each year to the danger of intense outdoor heat, some are unprepared for the risk of a heatstroke. Generally, the human body can control its own temperature by producing sweat, which then evaporates and cools the skin.

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‘5’ players thrilled again

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Going to BLWS doesn’t get old for regional champs
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When Louisiana’s District 5 team trailed 8-0 early on in the recent Big League Southwest Regional baseball tournament, there was a paradox of emotions enveloping Ross Moore.
“I was nervous, but I also knew we weren’t going to give up,” said the multi-positioned veteran from Benton. “Everybody on our team gives their best and picks each other up, so I knew we were going to bounce back and be in it.”

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Boat’s Buzz

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So it begins.
After four months, the NFL is back in business, just in time to save the start of the 2011 season.
And while they’re still not officially back in business until a vote to approve a new collective bargaining agreement later today, it’s already been a good week for the Saints. First-round draft choice Mark Ingram escaped potential serious injury on Friday after being involved in a car accident with an 18-wheeler.

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Tech ticket sales on record pace

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With six weeks to go before its season opener at Southern Miss on Sept. 3, Louisiana Tech Athletics officials reported today that Bulldog football season tickets are selling at a record pace.
Associate Athletics Director Eric Buskirk said that more than 400 new season tickets have already been sold and that the department is ahead of last year’s record pace by almost 10 percent.

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Cole is state champ

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Ruston’s John Cole is the champion for the 2011 United States Sports Specialty Association Junior Golf championship for Louisiana.
The individual runner-up at this year’s Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class1A state tournament gained the title with a two-day total of 153 at the LeTriomphe Golf Club course in Broussard.
On the fifth hole of a sudden death playoff to determine the champ, Cole eagled the par-five No. 1 hole to edge out Jesse Hebert of Jennings.

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