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June 27th

Boys and Girls Club receives funding for meals program

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The Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana recently received a grant of $12,000 to expand their summer feeding program. This funding is made possible by a grant from United Way of Northeast Louisiana through funding provided by The Lincoln Health Foundation. These funds have allowed the Boys and Girls Club to open three additional feeding sites and serve an additional 5,000 meals in Lincoln Parish this summer. Last year more than 14,000 lunches were provided to children through the summer feeding program at the Boys and Girls Club.

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Bulldogs are top pick

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Tech tabbed for WAC title by publications
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Repeat, repeat, repeat.
Over and over those words are being used by various national publications to describe Louisiana Tech University’s fate during the 2012 football season.
And “repeat” is certainly the proper description to use with a Bulldogs’ squad that has received two more favorite labels from national magazines to rule the Western Athletic Conference race for the second straight year.

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Jessie’s Jottings

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So, congratulations are in order for a certain NBA player that may be affectionately known as “Bron Bron”.
Yes, people, I am actually giving props to LeBron James and the rest of the Miami Heat, as much as I don’t want to.
But what can we, the rest of the NBA Universe, do about it besides kick rocks and move on with our lives?

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College football playoffs approved

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The long, slow march toward a major college football playoff is over. It has been approved.
Conference commissioners met with an oversight committee of university presidents and chancellors here Tuesday to approve the four-team seeded playoff, consisting of two semifinal games in bowls and a national championship game that will be put up for bid.

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Argent Wins Championship

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Argent Financial recently captured the championship of the Ruston Dixie Baseball Association 11/12-year-old league with a 16-7 victory in the championship game. Members of the title winning squad were (front row, from left) Tyreke Johnson, Alex Harris, Corvien Peevy, Chandler Davidson (back row, from left) Coach Tim Nutt, Tyler Nutt, Connor England, Corey Mamon, Courtney Mamon, Michael Guinn, Coach Barry Guinn. Not shown: FaMikious Leonard, Jack Henry Decuir.

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Diamond Dawgs boost mark to 19-4

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A 5-0 record was compiled by the Diamond Dawgs during recent action at the University of Louisiana-Monroe Summer Collegiate Tournament held in Monroe.
The Eddie Parkman-guided Dawgs took wins of 6-5 over the North Louisiana Indians, 6-2 over the North Louisiana Prospects, 3-1 over Acadiana, 7-4 over the Southeastern Prospects and 10-5 over the Louisiana Legends.
With those five wins, the Diamond Dawgs upped their overall record to 19-4. In another recent series of games, the Dawgs had a 4-0 mark.

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Peach Festival sweetened by participation

The 62nd annual Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival appeared to be ripe with participation this past weekend.
In fact, Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Communications Manager Nancy Bergeron said the participation in the 5K/One-Mile Fun Run/Walk set a new record of approximately 400 registrants. The Diaper Derby at Trinity United Methodist Church also had improved participation, with more babies and toddlers making their way across the mat.

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Sirens a much needed help

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My mother used to talk about the tornado that hit Shreveport when she was a child growing up there.
The wind was so powerful that it drove a pine straw straight into a telephone pole, as if the brittle straw were a nail. The parents of a young girl who lived close to my mother’s street were killed.
If the neighbors had any warning other than my grandfather’s supposedly arriving at home unexpectedly to shepherd his family to safety, Mama never mentioned it.

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Farm bill on tap at convention

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The Senate passage of its version of the farm bill late last week is sure to be a source of major discussion as the state’s largest general farmer and rancher organization gathers for its annual convention in New Orleans this week.


Considering both Louisiana senators voted “no” due to the bill stripping support for Louisiana’s rice program, it’s sure to be a lively discussion at the Louisiana Farm Bureau convention. The convention will be held Thursday-Sunday at the New Orleans Marriott on Canal Street.
This farm bill will be on the plates of a lot of our farmers this week.

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Lera Mae Dunn

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Funeral services for Lera Mae Dunn will be held Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Minden. Officiating will be Rev. Jim Crain and Rev. Don McCormick. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory in Minden under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.

Lera was born September 10, 1931 in Minden and entered into rest June 26, 2012 in Minden. She was a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Minden.

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