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August 21st, 2013

President Emeritus

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ULS bestows honorary title on Tech’s Reneau
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The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System today named Daniel Reneau president emeritus of Louisiana Tech University. Reneau retired from Louisiana Tech in June after serving 46 years, including 26 years as president.
An emeritus position is one of the highest academic honors awarded to professors and administrators — usually on the occasion of their retirement. While campus presidents can bestow an emeritus title to a university employee, a president emeritus title must be recommended by the University of Louisiana System president and approved by the board.

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5th District sign-up ends today

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For anyone eyeing the 5th District congressional seat, decision time is here. Since press time Tuesday, two additional candidates have thrown their name in the hat.
Henry Herford, a Libertarian, of Delhi, and Blake Weatherly, a Republican, of Calhoun, seeking his first elected office, have both decided to join the race.
There are only a few hours left for interested contenders to qualify to be on the Oct. 19 ballot.

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LPFD douses two fires

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Last weekend, the Lincoln Parish Fire Department responded to two fires. The first was a structure fire that occurred Saturday at 145 Chesboro St.
The owner was asleep when the fire started in the kitchen around the stove.

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LifeShare: Blood donations lower than summer needs

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At the LifeShare donation center in the Graham Shopping Center, there have been low amounts of blood donations this summer, one of the times of the year when blood is most needed.
To attract more donors throughout August, LifeShare has started to give away free limited edition T-shirts, and if a donor brings a friend they both can receive a LifeShare cap.
John Caldwell, an apheresis technician at the LifeShare Blood Center, said this summer hasn’t been quite as productive because of the amount of residents on vacation.

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Locals targeted in electric scam

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Claiborne Electric General Manager and CEO Mark Brown wants to warn Co-op members and area residents about a utility scam currently taking place in the area.
Late last week, a member services representative in the Homer office received a call from a Claiborne Electric member in north Webster Parish.

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United Way seeks volunteer readers

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Sheriff Stone: Experience is privilege
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Submitted photo- Pictured is Glen View Elementary School volunteer reader Sheriff Mike Stone.
Volunteer reader, Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike Stone said, “It was a pure joy to be a volunteer reader for the United Way volunteer reading initiative. I have committed to another year, and I count it a privilege to be a part of something that I believe to be very positive and worthwhile for all of the young people involved.”

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Smoke detectors useful for elderly

Last Saturday, the Lincoln Parish Fire Department responded to a structure fire that was started in the kitchen around the owner’s stove. The owner was asleep at the time this was happening and was woken up by a smoke detector that the LPFD installed months before. It was later reported that 75 percent of the structure was lost when heat and smoke damage was taken into consideration. If the owner’s smoke detector was never installed, he could have been injured or killed during the disaster.

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Congressional election hectic start

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Who would have ever thought that so many people were waiting in the wings for 5th District Congressman Rodney Alexander to decide that he’s fed up with the partisan bickering in Washington, D. C., and isn’t going to take it anymore?
Congressional wannabes nearly careened into each other racing to toss their names into the hat after Alexander’s surprise announcement Aug. 6 that he won’t seek re-election in 2014. The news set off a political tidal wave:

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Ebony magazine features Miss GSU

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Miss Grambling State University 2012-13 has been chosen as one of 10 historically black university campus queens to be featured in the September issue of Ebony magazine.
Geralka Jackson, a May 2013 university graduate who reigned as Grambling State’s queen for the most recent academic year, competed for the magazine feature honor with HBCU campus queens from across the nation.

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Mrs. Monnie Peterson Herring

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Funeral services for Mrs. Monnie Peterson Herring, age 80 of Simsboro, will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Owens Memorial Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Gerald Nelson and Rev. Tim Peterson. Burial will follow in Simsboro City Cemetery in Simsboro under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Herring was born in Simsboro March 26, 1933 and died August 20, 2013 in Ruston. She was content in her life as a wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs.

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