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January 30th, 2014

LPL No. 1 in circulation

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For 2013, the Lincoln Parish Library was No. 1 in the state in per capita circulation.
Library Director Vivian McCain told board members this during the January meeting of the LPL Board of Control, which was held on Wednesday afternoon.
The agenda included a discussion about the tuition reimbursement policy, amendments to the dress code policy, a discussion about the possibility of purchasing a lift to replace the ladder and the election of officers for 2014.

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Students to display GUTS

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It takes guts to pursue one’s dreams, and residents can see students from universities along the Interstate 20 corridor do just that when the fifth annual G.U.T.S. art show opens up at a reception set from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Louisiana Tech University’s Rawle Enterprise Center.

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LPSO assists in burglary ring arrests

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Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office assisted in the apprehension of two suspects yesterday that are believed to be involved in a major burglary ring in Ouachita Parish.
Joshua Jermaine Chisley, 20, of 208 Love Drive, Monroe, was arrested by LPSO deputies at approximately 9:30 p.m. Tuesday on the campus of Grambling State Univeristy.
Terrence Ty’re Williams, 19, of 12 Magnolia Drive, Monroe, was apprehended at approximately 8:50 a.m. Wednesday on GSU campus.

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AKA honors veterans, military personnel

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The Epsilon Psi Omega, Alpha Theta and Theta Lambda Chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated hosted their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service honoring veterans and military personnel on Jan. 19.
The program and reception was held at the Lewis Temple C.M.E. Church in Grambling. The theme was “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Legend and Leader Celebrating Through Songs, Music and Poetry.”
There were veterans and other military personnel at the celebration from all branches of the United States Armed Forces.

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NCLAC elects new board members

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The North Central Louisiana Arts Council held its Annual Meeting and Member’s Reception earlier this month.
New Board Members elected to office are Kendrick Carter, Benny Denny, Nicole Duet, Marc Hume, Hazel Hunter, Elaine Thompson, James Waller and Sue Wheeler.

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Be aware of the dangers of meth

Earlier this week, the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team collaborated with other area law enforcement agents to arrest a big-time alleged methamphetamine distributor.
We should commend law enforcement agents — local and area — on their work in this matter. Meth is a dangerous drug, and the manufacturing and use of it poses many hazards to the user and the community.

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Apologizing for attitudes

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Nothing ruins your day like getting a ticket.
So there I was, minding my own business, on my way to Ruston on Saturday morning to meet my new landlord when the car in front of me slowed down and pulled over for no apparent reason. I looked around to see what was going on. I checked the rearview. Blue lights.
I don’t know if it’s just me, but every time I see those blue lights all of my internal organs seem to jump up at once — all except my heart. My heart sinks. This can’t be good.
I pulled over too and a Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s deputy begins walking towards my window.

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’Dogs to be tested by tall Miners

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Looking to stay atop the Conference USA standings, Louisiana Tech faces a big road test against a big Texas-El Paso squad in El Paso, Texas, with a tipoff time of 8:05 p.m. tonight inside the Don Haskins Center.
Tech (17-4, 5-1 C-USA) is currently tied with Southern Miss for the league lead with UTEP (14-6, 4-1 C-USA) only a half-game back.
The Bulldogs come in having won nine of their last 10 games after notching two 20-plus point victories last week against Charlotte and Marshall.

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Tech puts two on C-USA preseason softball team

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Louisiana Tech senior Erin Kipp and sophomore Anna Cross were both voted to the Conference USA Preseason Coaches Team while the Lady Techsters were picked to finish eighth out of 13 teams as the league released the results this week.
Kipp was voted preseason all-conference at the designated player position while Cross earned her spot on the team as one of the two utility players on the 13-member squad.

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Tech T&F women ranked 9th in regional rankings

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School’s Track and Field team heads to KMS Invitational today in Birmingham, Ala.

Neither rain nor snow nor gloom of night will stop Louisiana Tech’s track and field program from competing in Birmingham, Ala. today.
Despite inclement weather in the area the Southern Miss-hosted KMS Invitational will still be held at the CrossPlex, albeit on a two-hour delay.
Originally scheduled to start at noon, the schedule has been pushed back to a 2 p.m. CT start to help accommodate teams traveling to Birmingham. The field events will start with the women’s weight throw at 2 p.m. and wrap up with the men’s shot put at 8:45 p.m.

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