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December 27th

Lake D’Arbonne State Park to host First Day Hike on Jan. 1

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Louisiana State Parks is sponsoring free guided hikes at two parks on New Year’s Day as part of America's State Parks’ First Day Hikes project. First Day Hikes offer individuals and families an opportunity to begin the new year rejuvenating while connecting with the outdoors by taking a healthy hike on Jan. 1.

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Local clubs host food drive for CCA

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Bethlehem Chapter No. 40, along with Mt. Tema Lodge No. 42, joined together for their annual food drive for Christian Community Action Center in Ruston.
Pictured, from left to right, are Sister Angelite Caldwell, P.W.M., Brother Marvin Johnson, W.P. and Sister Shannon Scott, W.M. The chair for this committee is Sister Tira Webb, not pictured, and the co-chairs are Brother Johnson and Sister Lisa Albritton, also not pictured.

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Help provide for teachers

Sometimes teachers decide to supplement their lessons with crafts or unique study tools that require a great deal of extra paper.
Unfortunately, paper, like everything else, costs money. And, the Lincoln Parish School Board is faced with a limited budget, just like many other entities.

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How to keep your resolutions

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I have often heard people start this week naming their list of things to do, or their resolutions for the New Year. The biggest downfall is they do just that. The “top of the list method” we all use at some point during the day. You tell yourself to “remind yourself” to mail a letter or stop by the bank. The next morning you end up having to resort to Plan B, as the mail didn’t get mailed or the deposit didn’t get to the bank.

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Unions and 'Democracy'

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“This is what democracy looks like!”
That’s a popular protest chant among liberals. It could be heard at many “Occupy” gatherings. It’s a staple at union-backed protests.
We all know that in a democracy, sometimes things go your way, and sometimes they don’t. The big question is, how will you react?

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Making the choice not to light up

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As Jan. 1 approaches, some residents hold strong to the tradition of making New Year’s resolutions.
With the ringing in of 2013, many resolve to shed a few pounds, reduce stress or be kinder to others.

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Cameron, Dixon: 1-2 in WAC

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Tech duo chosen top two players in league for 2012
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Hold on just a minute.
The postseason awards’ parade for Colby Cameron and Kenneth Dixon is still operating.
A day after being named first-unit All-Louisiana collegiate performers for the 2012 season, the dynamic offensive duo for Louisiana Tech University were named to the All-Western Athletic Conference squad selected by the collegefootballnews.com website.

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Ireland: perfect for sportsman award

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Doug Ireland actually sleeps every now and then.
Honest.
Hard to believe, given his 24/7 schedule that extends from morning, noon and night and with a plethora of responsiblities cemented into his daily schedule.

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Allen: NFL next stop

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His award-filled collegiate career is over, but Ryan Allen isn’t through playing football.
The two-time Ray Guy Award winner for Louisiana Tech University is being regarded as one of two punters from the state to be selected in the 2013 NFL draft.

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Lady Cougars in JHHS tourney

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Caley Pyles will be one of the members of the Cedar Creek High School girls’ basketball team participating in the annual Jonesboro-Hodge High School tournament that tips off today and continues through Saturday.

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