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Students charged with responsibility of freedom

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GRAMBLING — Leaving the country free — the way they found it — is the current generation’s greatest and most important challenge, said Louisiana native and retired Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré during his visit to Grambling State University last week.
Honoré is most known for his service as the commander of Joint Task Force Katrina, during which time he coordinated the military relief efforts following Hurricane Katrina.
Honoré served as GSU’s Constitution Day speaker.

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District 12 contenders voice various views

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With State Rep. Hollis Downs retiring from the District 12 seat at the end of his current term, three new candidates have stepped up to vie for the district that covers portions of both Lincoln and Union parishes.
Ruston resident Jason Bullock, Farmerville resident Jake Halley and Ruston resident Rob Shadoin all qualified for the Oct. 22 election to fill Downs’ spot. On Monday night the three men gathered at the Ruston Country Club for the North Central Louisiana TEA Party’s general meeting where they participated in a candidate forum to let those in attendance know where they stand on key issues in the area.

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Safety seat check planned

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The Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force, Community Trust Bank and Louisiana State Police are sponsoring a free child safety seat check-up event at Community Trust Bank’s Ruston Financial Center, located at 1511 N. Trenton St.

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Bordelon announces candidacy

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Sheila G. Bordelon has announced her candidacy for the office of assessor for Lincoln Parish.
A lifelong Lincoln Parish resident, Bordelon has worked in the Assessor’s Office since 1990. In 1993 she became a certified Louisiana deputy assessor after completing the education and examination requirements. For the past 12 years, Bordelon has held the position of chief deputy assessor.

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Tech plans for Constitution Day

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Louisiana Tech students can show off their patriotic spirit Friday by participating in the sixth annual Constitution Day quiz conducted by the department of social sciences.
“It’s a great way for students to learn about the U.S. Constitution or show off what they already know,” said Jason Pigg, head of the social sciences department. “We change it up a little every year. We’ll have prizes on hand for the top scorers on the quiz, and everyone will receive a pocket-sized version of the Constitution, although they won’t be able to use it during the quiz.”

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Americans won't forget

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“Evil is real, and so is courage.”
These were meaningful words from President Bush this past Saturday. On that day, many of us had the opportunity to view and pray through a number of memorials concerning Sept. 11, 2001. We know it profoundly and succinctly as 9/11. As President Roosevelt once said about Pearl Harbor, it was a date that will live in infamy. Last week, I wrote about 9/11. I must do so again, as I am still deeply moved. I know that you are as well.

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Plan now for strawberries

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For years gardeners have grown the strawberry plant as a perennial with limited success. In Louisiana the greatest production is achieved from plants grown as annuals and some growers in our parish are producing strawberries with some great success.
Speaking of plants the first step in successful strawberry production is choosing varieties adapted to the areas in which they are to be grown. The varieties at this time are:

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Wild weekend ends in success

Fans of Louisiana Tech University’s athletics program doubled their fun Saturday night.
Not only were they part of a gala opening weekend of the 2011 football season, but they also experienced a thrilling victory and helped the school get into the attendance record books.
In the win-loss column, the Bulldogs had to get past a pesky University of Central Arkansas team to take a 48-42 victory in overtime.

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NCLAC to present Donehoo’s work

From 5-7 p.m. Oct. 5, the North Central Louisiana Arts Council (NCLAC) and 102 a bistro will present a “Magical Place Between,” an exhibition of recent work by regional artist Jonathan Donehoo.

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Elvis tribute takes the stage Oct. 8

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One of the world’s most renowned Elvis Presley tribute artists will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Dixie Center for the Arts.
Donny Edwards, 36, will perform approximately 30 songs spanning the entire career of Elvis from the 1950s to the ’70s.
Edwards grew up in Lake Jackson, Texas. He explained that people told him all of his life that he had a striking resemblance to Elvis.

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