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June 25th

Flavorful dishes win at Cookery Contest

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Every year a few area residents are chosen to sample the dishes entered into the Peach Cookery Contest and to decide a Grand Champion.
This year Angel Causey, Katie Williams, Anna Alexander, Judy Moore, Tammy Patterson and Kary Munn were asked to volunteer their time for the event. With their tastebuds ready they each sampled the variety of dishes entered into the 2011 contest.

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Coach Rob still winning for Lincoln Parish

Legendary College Hall of Fame football coach Eddie Robinson is still one of the winningest coaches ever after amassing a 408-165-15 and remains atop the major college leaderboard.
Only John Gagliardi of Division III St. John’s in Minnesota has compiled more victories (443).

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Angelle comments on oil, gas discoveries

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Two weeks ago, ExxonMobil announced major oil and natural gas discoveries in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana.
Drilled with one of the first permits issued post-moratorium, it is estimated that this discovery will produce more than 700 million barrels of oil equivalent. ExxonMobil’s is one of the most significant discoveries in the Gulf of Mexico in the last decade — significant not only because of the volume of oil and gas and the contribution this fuel will have to America’s energy security, but also because this discovery proves that the Gulf of Mexico offshore industry is capable of finding the fuel that energizes America in a safe and responsible manner.

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Helping others in Spanish

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Buenos dias, Senõr, Senorã or Senorita, or, by the time you are reading this, it might possibly be “buenos tardis” or; if you’re just getting around to reading the paper in the night, then it would be “buenos noches.”
As I prepared for this church mission trip (this would be the fourth or fifth time I was headed to “south of the border”) I had decided that I would learn enough Spanish to get by. By this, I meant to be able to converse with our Mexican foreman on exactly what it was he wanted me to do and when he wanted me to do it.

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Louisiana in the Civil War

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In June 1861, thousands of Louisiana soldiers began shipping out to Tennessee and Virginia to meet the Yankee invaders. One of the first to go was Col. Gaston Coppens’ battalion of Zouaves (“zwahvs”).
Coppens’ battalion was one of several Louisiana units that adopted the uniform of the French Algerian Zouaves. There were several variations of the colorful outfit, but a typical Zouave wore a red fez; dark blue, loose-fitting jacket trimmed and embroidered with gold cord; dark blue vest with yellow trim; blue cummerbund; baggy red pantaloons; black leather leggings; and white gaiters. Add a musket, bayonet and bowie knife, and the Zouave somewhat resembled a heavily armed Shriner.

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Peach Pet Show brings furry fun

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It was a barking good time for attendees of the 2011 Squire Creek Peach Festival Pet Show.
Despite the scorching temperatures, a crowd gathered in Railroad Park to watch pets prance across the stage and show off their best tricks.
The show featured everything from a tiny hamster to a large goat. Pet owners told the crowd a little about their pets, and showed the judges their canines, felines and other pets.

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O.K.’s Corral

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Shows’ run to success is remarkable
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NATCHITOCHES — Ever since it was announced earlier this year that Don Shows would be among the inductees into the 2011 class of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, there has probably been a collective groan in various parts of the state.
In all likelihood, the main culprits are the coaching staffs and fans of teams who have had to put up with Shows and his year-in and year-out winning program at West Monroe High School.

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State Hall: Road to glory

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Newest members overcome challenges for prestigious honor
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NATCHITOCHES — One crossed the ocean.
Another crossed numerous rows of cotton patches.
But Morten Andersen and Donald “Slick” Watts reached the same illustrious event on Saturday night: the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremonies at the Natchitoches Events Center.
So did Don Shows, Kyla Hall Holas, Vaughan Johnson, Buford Jordan, Todd Walker and the late Skipper Heard.

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Jones named All-Louisiana

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Ex-RHS star among Tech honorees in track
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Prior to this weekend, Larry Jones already had compiled an impressive collegiate resume in track and field.
On Saturday, it got even better.
The senior weight throwing standout at Louisiana Tech University was named to two different events on the 2011 All-Louisiana track and field squad announced by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.

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Cousin Sambo hooks bass, blonde

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Sambo and his brother, Doug, grew up on one hill; my brother, Tom and I on the next hill, a quarter mile apart. Our hills were located a mile outside the city limits, if you could call Goldonna a city. It was more like a village, actually.

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