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Inspired cooking wins trip to NOLA

Holmes named grand-prize winner
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The 2012 Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival Cookery Adult Grand Prize winner, Julie Holmes, already has her reservations booked.
“I’ve heard how nice the Roosevelt is during Christmas, so me and my friend, Mary Poe, have booked our reservations for December,” Holmes said. “She helped me peel the peaches for the dish.”
This year’s cookery contest winner received a trip to New Orleans that included a stay at the historic Roosevelt Hotel, provided by Louisiana Life magazine.

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Residents flock to Farmers’ Market

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Top Photos: The Ruston Farmers’ Market, located at the corner of Louisiana and Monroe streets, is made up of vendors in the region who sell such goods as fresh produce, jellies and desserts. The market reportedly draws around 350 customers each week, and is open from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.
Bottom Photos: Left: Customers check out the variety of produce for sale. Right: Lauren Lee, holding 2-year-old daughter Parker, talks to John Benschoter about the various types of bread at his booth.

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Remodeling makes for an exhausting return

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I got back home last night, but think I made a big mistake.
In the morning, they’re tearing out the old flooring, beginning with the entrance hall, putting in new hardwood floors in the living room, dining room and my bedroom. I should be leaving for two weeks, instead of getting here just in time for the big commotion.
I understand it’s supposed to get quite noisy beginning early tomorrow as they float out the floors before laying the new surface. I’m assuming “floating” is a builders’ term, not another water disaster like the one that started this whole mess.

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Simsboro to hold reunion

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The Simsboro High School Alumni Association will hold its biannual reunion at noon on Aug. 11. This event is for all alumni of Simsboro and will be held at the school multipurpose room. The cost is $15 per person, individuals can send the registration to P. O. Box 190, Simsboro, LA, 71275. Pictured are Simsboro High School Alumni Association members Ron Cathey, Medrick Canterbury, Billie Brewer and Clark Canterbury.

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CHURCH NEWS

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“Living in the Spirit” class at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday will help you understand the Holy Spirit’s role in your life. Children’s church at 10:45 a.m. will teach your children to know God and the Bible. Nursery up through age 3 is provided on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. and by request on Sunday night and Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Our sixth-12th grade youth ministry is growing. Join us at 6 p.m. Sundays. We also invite you to come pray with us. For more information, call 255-8932 or email fishin4men@bellsouth.net.
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Burn ban no more

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Halt on area burning ends 6 a.m. Saturday

The burn ban that has been in place for Lincoln Parish for the past several weeks will be lifted as of 6 a.m. Saturday,.
“The majority of Lincoln Parish has received a sufficient enough amount of rainfall over the past week that we feel we can lift the ban,” Lincoln Parish Fire District spokesman Jim Hilton said. “In the event that conditions become too dry once again, then it may be necessary to issue another burn ban.”

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Spiced up reality

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For the past year, 28-year-old Grambling resident Quinton Cooksey has been working hard at his job in Shreveport to save up enough cash to start doing what he loves — making the perfect chicken wings and sauce that everyone in the area can enjoy.
Cooksey already tried to tackle his dream of owning his own wing place once, and while things didn’t go exactly how he had planned, he now will have a second shot at it with a little assistance from “Help Me Start My Business,” a new reality television program on MTV aimed at helping young small business owners start successful establishments.

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Hot weather cooling off

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Although July and August are typically the hottest months of the year, the chances of it hitting triple digit temperatures in the next couple of weeks are slim to none.
“The chances are next to nothing, because of heavy rainfall that we are receiving,” said C.S. Ross, hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Shreveport.
Ross said, so far, the highest reported temperature for Lincoln Parish this month was 99 on July 6. However, temperatures may not reach this level again for a while. After a dry spell throughout the month of June, rain that began earlier this week is predicted to continue throughout the weekend.

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Board positions open for area residents

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Area residents who are interested in serving on one of several local volunteer boards or commissions might soon have their chance.
Lincoln Parish Police Jurors appoint community members to various boards. Among these groups are the Library Board of Control, various waterworks districts, Lincoln Parish Fire Protection District, Northeast Delta Human Services Authority, Lincoln Health Foundation, Lincoln Parish Fire Training Center Commission, Sparta Groundwater Conservation District and the Lincoln Parish Exhibition Center Commission.

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Slaughter named new executive director of NCLAC

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To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
— Winston Churchill.
Change, it is one of the hardest things about life but also one of the most thrilling. It is with mixed feelings that I write this article today. I am writing to say that I will be stepping down as the North Central Louisiana Arts Council executive director to take a new job in Bossier City.

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