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May 16th, 2014

Seesawing away muscular disease

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The Gamma Alpha Chapter of Kappa Alpha Order is currently holding their annual SeeSaw-A-Thon in the field between Celebrity Theatres and Lowe’s. The event began on Thursday morning and will continue through midnight Saturday. Members will keep the seesaw going for 36 straight hours. The organization holds this event each year to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, to help fund treatments and the search for a cure. Residents are asked to stop by and drop off donations, which are tax-deductible, to help the MDA.

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Chase halted

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A Calhoun man remains in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center today after a highway chase through three parishes at speeds over 100 mph.
Benjamin Moore Tyler, 31, is charged locally with speeding in excess of 100 mph, improper lane usage and aggravated flight as a result of the May 5 incident on Interstate 20. Tyler has been incarcerated in Webster Parish on charges stemming from the same incident.
Bond for the three Lincoln Parish charges is $18,000, according to the arrest affidavit. The aggravated flight charge alone carries a $15,000 bond.

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LPSD wraps-up year with ‘Champion’ celebration

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The Lincoln Parish School District rolled out its sixth annual “Celebration of Champions” this week, an event designed to shine the spotlight on the best of the best among efforts throughout the system.

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Leadership Lincoln graduates 2013-14 class

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Leadership Lincoln participants celebrated the end of an era in a graduation ceremony held Thursday night at the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.
Graduates spent the past nine months learning about their community and how to become a vital part of the economic and governmental success of Lincoln Parish.
“When I started I had no idea what to expect,” said Matt Winkelpleck, “I’ve learned so much from this.”
The idea is to get you to think outside the box,” said RLCOC President Judy Copeland. “Because we need you to be connected with our community.”

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Choudrant business wins state small business award

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BATON ROUGE — This week, Louisiana Economic Development and the U.S. Small Business Administration announced the 2014 Louisiana Small Business Award winners at an event honoring small business leaders who exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit of Louisiana. The winners were honored in a private reception at the Governor’s Mansion.

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Operation Round Up helps local kids

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Operation Round Up is a community service program that gives Claiborne Electric members the option to allow their bills to be rounded up to the next whole dollar. The difference in the actual bill and the rounded amount is deposited into the Operation Round Up Trust Fund. One hundred percent of the funds accumulated are dispersed to charitable causes in the communities served by Claiborne Electric. Above: Operation Round Up Trust Board member Dale Gryder presents a grant to Sabrina Love, unit director for the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana.

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Boy Scout trail ride set for Saturday

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The Louisiana Purchase Council, Boy Scouts of America is hosting the Kay Shipp Invitational Trail Ride at 1 p.m. Saturday at Camp T. L. James. Dinner will be served at about 5 p.m.
The ride is to honor Shipp for all she’s done for the Boy Scouts while providing a fun afternoon of horse riding through a scenic 1,142-acre camp. Shipp, who served as the council’s first female board president in the council’s 84-year history, has a passion for horses, trail rides and scouting, yet she’s never had the chance to combine the three.

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Louisiana Tech human ecology instructor elected to national board

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Anita Pumphrey, instructor of human ecology in Louisiana Tech University’s College of Applied and Natural Sciences, has been elected to a two-year term as secretary on the Child Life Council’s Board of Directors.
An active member of the Child Life Council since 1987, Pumphrey has served in a number of roles including a two-year stint as a member-at-large on the CLC’s Board of Directors, chairperson for the CLC’s Education and Training Committee and a member of the Exam Assembly Committee, which reviews and assembles the national Child Life Professional Certifying Examination.

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RHS to battle Calvary Baptist

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Ruston High School’s Spring Football Game against Calvary Baptist is set for 6 p.m. today at Joe Aillet Staium. Fans will be able to enter on the east side of the stadium only. There will be a $5 admission with all proceeds being donated to the Rodney Guin Hospital Fund. Guin, the head football coach at Haughton High School, suffered a severe heart attack several weeks ago and is currently hospitalized at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.

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Grambling rallies to remain alive

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NEW ORLEANS — Grambling State rallied late in a back and forth game to avoid being eliminated from the Southwestern Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament.
The Tigers exploded for seven runs in the seventh inning to pull off a 14-8 win over Texas Southern.
A seven-run seventh inning helped Grambling stave off elimination Thursday in a 14-8 win over Texas Southern at the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament in New Orleans.
GSU will next take on Alcorn State at noon today in an elimination game.

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