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March 15th, 2014

Alama J. Brown Honor Roll

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Principal’s List
First Grade — Johnathan Conner, Xavier Harris, Terrance Jackson and Jordan Williams.
Second Grade –­— Kamryn Bradley, Cheyenne Deloney, Dekota Deloney, Alexander Earl, Shedreana Green, Joshua Jackson, Jekayah Johnson and Asijah Wright.
Third Grade — Edward Ford, Trinity Page.
Honor Roll
First Grade — Jameir Easter, Verlanski Glosson, Danell Grays, Hzya Harris, Chandler Jones, Mahogany Mosley, Malcolm Mosley, Khari Patton, Tierre Simmons and Madison Walker.

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Downsville Charter School

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FBLA members participate in district meet

Downsville Charter School congratulates the following students for placing in the Future Business Leaders of America district meet:
Excellent in Current Events (team event): Reuben Mitchell, Tyler LaGrone and Paxton Zeigler.
Excellent in Banking and Financial Systems (team event): Sydney Eppinette, Emma Godwin, and Morgan Rogers
Superior in Business Math and qualifying for state: Micheal Parker
Superior in Introduction to Business and qualifying for state: Taylor Antley and Ashley Justus

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Having the ‘right stuff’ to stay up

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Question: It seems like the stock market has come back, though I cannot figure out why. Has our nation fully recovered from the Great Recession that hit in 2008?
Answer: We fell down. We’re back up (at least part of the way). Now, do we have the right stuff to stay up?
Jim Collins offers some sage advice worth listening to in his 2009 work, “How the Mighty Fall.” The book serves up the results of Collins’ research into great companies that have either died or fallen to irrelevance. In his corporate critique, I see clear lessons for our nation and her individuals.

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Keys for helping leave children a solid legacy

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Estate planning conversations are never easy, but they’re crucial for helping create a secure future for your family. In particular, estate planning tools such as wills and trusts can help ensure that your children will be taken care of if you are no longer there for them.
Executing an estate plan lets parents determine who will raise their children and how their finances will be managed,” said Deborah Lauer, vice president of estate planning for Wells Fargo Advisors. “It typically helps the parents gain comfort.”

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Protecting the family business

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There’s nothing more important in the world to you than your family. However, your family-owned business probably helps support your family. So, when it comes to protecting both your family and your business, you need to carefully consider your moves.

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March 14th

Man guilty of attempted murder

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An 18-month-old incident has been put to rest with a conviction taking place on Thursday.
District Attorney Bob Levy announced Jacques Patrick Williams, 48, formerly of 1202 MLK Drive, was convicted of attempted second-degree murder by a Lincoln Parish jury.
According to statements released by the DA’s office, it took approximately one hour for the jurors to reach their verdict. A polling of jurors reportedly indicated that the verdict was unanimous.

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Performance set for Dixie

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Lincoln Parish residents will have one more chance to party this weekend when the Krewe of Swing takes the stage at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Dixie Center from the Arts.
The Dixie Center and Townsend House Gifts have joined together to present this swinging event.
“With their New Orleans influenced sound and energetic style, the diverse ensemble plays your favorites with the same fever pitch as heard on Bourbon Street,” John Emory Jr., event coordinator, said. “You don’t want to miss this show that’s always a hit everywhere the Krewe of Swing plays.”

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Shots fired at GSU

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The Grambling State University Police Department made an arrest on Thursday involving reported shots being fired on campus.
According to the arrest affidavit, GSUPD had received several complaints of someone discharging a firearm on campus near Frederick Douglas Hall.
Officers reportedly spoke with several students near the location and one stated witnessing two separate individuals to be involved in the incident.

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Club to host events

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The Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana will be celebrating this coming week to emphasize the importance and value the club has to the community.
Chief Professional Officer Eldonta Osborne said the club plays an increasingly vital role in the lives of many young people.
“In today’s economic climate, we offer a positive place for kids whose parents are seeking an economical, safe and enriching environment for their children,” he said.

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Tech men move to C-USA semifinals

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Career high 20 points from Kyser leads Bulldogs past Charlotte, 86-65
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EL PASO, Texas — Michale Kyser scored a career-high 20 points and Alex Hamilton added 19 as No. 1 seed Louisiana Tech used a big second half to pull away from No. 9 seed Charlotte, 86-65, at the Don Haskins Center to advance in the 2014 Conference USA Tournament.

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