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October 23rd

Late man’s family thankful for help

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The family of the late Deacon James Willis Elam is thankful for all answered prayers, food, visits, calls, cards, floral and monetary donations during his illness and following his death.

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Downs urges support of Amendment No. 2

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I strongly urge your support of Constitution Amendment No. 2.
It is not a tax increase!
Its passage will change how the state and local parishes share the revenue collected from oil and gas severance tax.
Under present law, the state and local parish split the oil and gas severance tax with the state getting 80 percent and the local parish, where the severance is produced, getting 20 percent until the parish receives $850,000. After that, the state gets 100 percent of the excess.

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Local recycling efforts return

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It’s been more than a month since countless blue recycling bins disappeared from all over the parish.
When Trailblazer Resource Conservation and Development, a nonprofit organization, lost federal funding for its recycling program, it was forced to eliminate that component of its services.
Since then, residents who previously dropped their newspapers, office paper, aluminum cans and telephone books in the bins have been forced to either give up recycling or find other options.

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Ribbon cutting held for Burke’s Outlet

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Rep. Hollis Downs honored with award

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State Rep. Hollis Downs of Ruston has taken action to keep teen drivers safe and was scheduled to receive the Graduated Driver Licensing Champion Award, presented by State Farm. This award is given in recognition of Downs’ efforts to pass legislation that would give teens more nighttime practice driving hours and limit the number of passengers in a car driven by a teen driver.

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Club starts after-school program

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Boys & Girls Club

Educators, mentors and parents are putting an extra emphasis on literacy skills to help America’s youth beat the odds and graduate. Boys & Girls Clubs of America is no different. With support from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, BGCA has teamed up with Developmental Studies Center to implement AfterSchool KidzLit®, a proven reading enrichment program for young people in grades K-8.

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Hospital tests Pafford’s emergency flight time

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Pafford Test flight

In late September, a test flight was made from the parking lot of the Northern Louisiana Medical Center to a hospital surgery suite in El Dorado, Ark. According to John Lee with the NLMC, the flight time for the 50-mile trip was 22 minutes. Since the addition of interventional cardiologist Dr. Michael Langiulli, NLMC has teamed up with Pafford EMS and Pafford Air One.
With the ever-growing number of interventional cardiac cases, NLMC and Pafford have set forth procedures to provide medical care to patients in extreme emergency situations.

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October 22nd

Lessons to learn from Texas aquifer

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There’s no doubt the worldwide economic downturn has been felt in Lincoln Parish the past couple of years, but we’ve actually been more fortunate than much of the rest of the nation.
Think about all of the construction that’s gone on in Lincoln Parish during the past few years.
Imagine if all that construction halted. All growth and progress in the parish could quickly stagnate in these economic times.

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Tigers on prowl for a SWAC championship

Grambling State University’s football team is back in the spotlight.
After finishing among the also-rans in the Southwestern Athletic Conference for the 2009 season, the Tigers are back in the hunt for a championship.
Entering Saturday’s league game against Mississippi Valley State in Greenville, Miss., GSU is on a five-game winning streak and unbeaten in the same number of conference challenges and leading the conference’s Western Division.

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October 21st

Joining forces

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GSU, BPCC will share students
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GRAMBLNG — Looking to bolster student numbers, Grambling State University decided a teammate was in order.
GSU and Bossier Parish Community College signed an agreement Wednesday that will allow the schools to share students who need development classes to attend a four-year university.
The agreement will allow students initially accepted into GSU that need basic developmental classes to take them through BPCC. Courses will be taught on both campuses.

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