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Classical music at LPL

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Concert on Saturday to feature Piatigorsky Foundation artists
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A program featuring classical masterpieces performed by two Piatigorsky Foundation artists, Heidi Krutzen, harp, and Ariel Barnes, cello, will be presented at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center

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Honoring veterans

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There will be several programs presented in Lincoln Parish in honor of Veterans Day, which is on Sunday.
Beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, the American Legion Post 593, Grambling State University Army ROTC and the Greater Grambling Chamber of Commerce will present their 2012 Veterans Day Program.
The purpose of this program, open to the public, is to honor veterans from all Armed Forces.

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Choudrant names new alderman

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Firefighter Williams appointed to replace Croswell
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CHOUDRANT — Choudrant aldermen unanimously approved a motion to appoint a new alderman to their ranks at the monthly meeting on Monday night.
John Croswell, former alderman, recently tendered his resignation to the board of aldermen by sending a letter to the Secretary of State, as per procedure, after he moved outside of the village limits.
At the suggestion of Choudrant Mayor Bill Sanderson, aldermen appointed Choudrant firefighter and Ruston accountant Brandon Williams.

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Grant monies for home renovations

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Low-income Grambling and Simsboro residents may apply
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The village of Simsboro for the second time has received a Housing Preservation Grant (HPG) fund for the fiscal year 2012-13 in the amount of $230,787.81.
The village of Simsboro and Grambling State University, via its faculty personnel, have received the funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) via its Rural Housing Service (RHS) to initiate activities that are designed to provide housing renovation assistance to low and very low-income residents of the Simsboro and Grambling areas of Lincoln Parish. The purpose is to renovate their dilapidated single-family housing units in order for these housing units to meet the area building code.

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Challenge at Squire Creek to benefit MedCamps, FCA

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On Saturday, with start and finish at The Park at Squire Creek Country Club, the 5/55 Challenge will be an opportunity for young and older athletes to be challenged and to test their endurance.
This event is taking place thanks to North Central Louisiana Fellowship of Christian Athletes and MedCamps of Louisiana, with assistance from Piney Hills Cyclists and sponsorship from local and regional businesses — the major sponsors being, CenturyLink Security Systems, Reflections and First National Bank. All proceed will go toward the growth and continued development of the local FCA and MedCamps.

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Troupe Dixie donates profits from event to JA

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Troupe Dixie held Reels and Chills on Oct. 27 at the Dixie Center from the Performing Arts’ theater. In the morning, the Halloween movie, “Bedknobs and Broomsticks,” was shown to children in the community. Troupe Dixie donated funds raised during the event to Junior Auxiliary of Ruston. Junior Auxiliary members assisted with the event by welcoming the children, taking up tickets and passing out popcorn. The Junior Auxiliary would like to thank Troupe Dixie for their support.
Pictured above are children who attended the event.

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Many at risk for lung cancer

Smoking, once considered a social norm, has undergone a drastic cultural change to become looked down upon in more recent times.
It is hard to believe that it was only 2007 when Louisiana’s workplaces and restaurants became 100 percent smoke-free. Long gone are the days of “smoking” and “nonsmoking” sections, as lungs across the state have a reason to rejoice with a breath of fresh air.

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Ruston stuffed with eateries

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There is no question that Ruston is filled with good places to eat.
In the last year or so, my husband and I have traveled to other towns in Louisiana and Texas only to discover many of the same chains already located here.
Personally, when I’m traveling through a distant city and stop for dinner, my goal is to dine at a place where I have never eaten before.

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Ethical dilemmas in modern times

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Every day we are faced with ethical dilemmas within our homes, at work, raising our children and assisting our neighbors.
I have found myself drawn to a television show that sets up everyday scenarios, focused on how people react, why they react and what they decide when staged scenarios add insult to injury. John Quiñones provides actors and hidden cameras to capture injustices or illegal activity, while allowing people to react to various situations, along with other people based upon their own conscience.

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Cooking with all your senses

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With Thanksgiving soon approaching to usher in the season of eating, my thoughts turn to culinary exploration. What will I cook for everyone? Should I try a new recipe, or stick to the classics? Usually I don’t stray far from the traditional during the holidays — it is tradition, after all.

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