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Peach parade in sight

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Preparations are already in full swing for the 2012 Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival Parade, which will roll out at 9 a.m. June 23.
A signature event of the festival, the parade follows a theme each year, and participants jazz up their floats for a decorating contest in accordance with this theme.
This year, a beach theme — to go with the festival’s logo — has been selected.

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Grambling subdivision

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GRAMBLING — The number of houses available for sale in Grambling took steps toward a drastic increase this month when the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission gave the approval to Skip Russell and Robert Wiley to build a subdivision in the city’s limits.
Russell, a local insurance agent and Lincoln Parish Police Juror, said he owns 55 acres of land on U.S. Highway 80, just 1.1 mile west of Grambling Junction, and that he plans to build a 34-home subdivision for the city and its residents.

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Cox presented Betty Robbins volunteer award

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The Betty Robbins Volunteer of the Year Award is given annually to a person who volunteers their time and talents to the people of Lincoln Parish, making this a better place to live, work and raise families.
Due to the tremendous legacy of volunteerism and community service demonstrated by Robbins, it takes a special person to be honored in her name.
Junior Auxiliary is proud to announce the selection of Bill Cox as the 2012 Betty Robbins Volunteer of the Year recipient.

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Princess Peach Pageant

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Pictured above left is Ellie Grace Johnston. She is the 5-year-old daughter of Molly Johnston.
Pictured right is Alyssa Ann Bell. She is the 4-year-old daughter of Shane and Lenae Bell.
Applications are still being accepted from now through June 11 for the Princess Peach Pageant. Contestants must be 4-6 years of age and have a parent or grandparent who resides in Lincoln Parish.
To downloaded an application, go to www.louisianapeachfestival.org/forms or contact Melanie Garrison at mccgarrison@gmail.com or Joe Price at jprice@dixiegempeachscholarshiporg.com or 214-500-9141.

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‘New Tech Banking’ wraps up

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Bank of Ruston recently wrapped up its inaugural “New Tech Banking” program with the freshman students of New Tech @ Ruston. Bank employees spent a full day every other week throughout the year facilitating a financial responsibility class that was customized for the students. At the conclusion of the program, one student from each class was honored for their exemplary work throughout the year and rewarded with a savings account opened in their name at the bank, as well as several others goodies.

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Cheers

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The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) hosts the “Trailblazer” Program to educate selected high-school students about the college admissions process and financial assistance for post-secondary education.
Cedar Creek’s representative Eva Best will attend a three-day training workshop this summer and work with student leaders from all over the state. She will then return to school to help her peers understand the financial aid application process and Louisiana’s Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS).

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Spangler, Cline named All-State

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Ruston High duo on Class 5A honorable mention unit
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All-District first team, top pitcher in 2-5A and now All-State.
That’s the postseason list of honors for Clayton Cline, who was announced today as an honorable mention representative on the 2012 Class 5A squad chosen by a panel of Louisiana Sports Writers Association members.
He had Bearcat company, too.
Outfielder Pierce Spangler, the No. 1 hitter for RHS during its 20-plus victory campaign, was also chosen to the honorable mention list.

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Louisiana Diamond Dawgs capture four wins

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Louisiana’s Diamond Dawgs went a perfect 4-0 in recent action at the Acadian Tournament held in New Iberia.
The victories for the Eddie Parkman-directed Dawgs were achieved against Legends Black 5-2, El Sueno Legends 6-0, NOLA 2-1 and Lake Charles Champions 7-1.
A tournament is set for today through Saturday at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park, with the Diamond Dawgs taking on the East Texas Canes starting at 7 p.m., tonight.

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Parish presents Celebration of Champions

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Following another year of spectacular performances, the Lincoln Parish School District rolled out its fourth annual “Celebration of Champions,” an event designed to shine the spotlight on the best of the best among efforts throughout the system.
More than 300 parents, students and district personnel gathered at the Ruston Civic Center to celebrate those who accomplished earning a state championship title in academic, athletic, extracurricular and enrichment competitions throughout the year.

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Simboro School Honor Roll

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Simsboro High School has released the names of students who have achieved honor roll status for the fourth nine weeks grading period.
“A” Honor Roll — 4.0
Seventh grade — Bailee Taylor, Maggie Watts
Ninth grade — Antoinette Harris, Raigan Talbert, LaShonda Walker
10th grade — Autumn Smith
12th grade — Emily Choate, Leslie Elam, Abigail Shepherd, Shelby Williams
“B” Honor Roll

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