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June 27th, 2014

Breast-feeding a healthy choice

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Being out of pocket for the past six weeks has given me an unearthly amount of time to browse the Internet via my phone at all hours of the day and night.
Starting with Facebook as most people do, I stumbled upon numerous mothering or parenting articles that had to do with breast-feeding — the benefits, how it has become almost taboo, indecency and even how Facebook itself has lifted the ban on breast-feeding photographs.

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Can comedy be an act of war?

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Apparently North Korea’s Leader Kim Jong Un doesn’t have much of a sense of humor.
Funnyman Seth Rogen’s “The Interview,” is set for release in October and according to North Korea, this will be an “Act of War.”
The movie, which features Rogen alongside James Franco, pits the two actors as celebrity journalists who land an interview with the North Korean President Kim Jong Un.
This prompts the Central Intelligence Agency to recruit the wannabe journalists to assassinate North Korea’s leader.

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June 26th

Hitting the books

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The Rosemary Ewing Foundation and AT&T are making learning fun again at the Lincoln Parish Summer Literacy Day Camp.
Former Sen. Randy Ewing said the program started as a tool to hone reading skills of local students in the early stages of their education.
“We are delighted to be a part of this program,” Ewing said. “The development of a child’s self-esteem is crucial and there needs to be innovative and imaginative approaches that appeal to them.”

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Peachy sweet

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Each June, people jump in their cars and travel from all over the place with one thing in mind — several good licks of some sweet Ruston peach ice cream.
The Eta Omicron chapter of Beta Sigma Phi has been serving up the sweet treat during the Louisiana Peach Festival for more than 30 years.
Diane Zumwalt, chairperson for this year’s event, said the ice cream being served at the festival is an exclusive treat.

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Rolling Hills one of largest disaster relief units in state

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Many folks may know that Rolling Hills is a thrift store and a ministry. What they may not know is that the store fronts what is one of the largest disaster relief units in the state.
“We have been involved in disaster relief since the 1990s,” Director David Abernathy said.
“We have about 1,000 trained volunteers all across North Louisiana.”
Rolling Hills serves as a hub for the numerous volunteers across North Louisiana. The organization conducts training sessions for new volunteers and refresher courses for those who have already been taught disaster relief skills.

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Six Tech walk-ons get scholarships

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Louisiana Tech head football coach Skip Holtz announced Wednesday that six walk-on football student-athletes have been placed on scholarship beginning this summer.
The six players — C.J. Cleveland, Kyle Fischer, Ricky Jones, Marlon Seets, Conner Smith and Darrell Travis — have all been significant contributors on special teams and on the scout team.
“These young men have all contributed to the team in various roles,” explained Holtz. “They have all had great attitudes in every aspect in our program.

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Protect seniors from scams

Technological advancements have brought us the Internet, smart phones, cheaper long distance rates and a much more global environment, even right here in rural areas like Lincoln Parish.
Unfortunately, all of these positive changes have also increased instances of criminals taking advantage of others. This can be especially true of older individuals, who spent their youth in simpler times when people, on average, seemed more trustworthy.

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Getting the help they need

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Gov. Bobby Jindal recently signed a bill that will release nonviolent drug offenders from jail one year early if they agree to participate in rehabilitation.
Great.
Then what?
Although the idea of this new law is appealing to me I’m not so sure how it will play out in real life.

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June 25th

Peach contestants get ready

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The Annual Dixie Gem and Princess Peach Pageants are set for July 12. The pageants will be held at Choudrant High School. The Princess Peach Pageant will be held at 10 a.m., and the Outstanding Teen and Miss Dixie Gem Peach Pageants will be held at 6 p.m. Applications may be picked up at the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Office, located at 2111 N. Trenton St., or by going online to RustonLincoln.org. For more information, contact organizers Donna Thompson, Delton Spillers or Joe Price at dixiegempeach@aol.com.

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City has 20 days to fill deceased member’s post

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Ruston’s Board of Aldermen has 20 days to appoint someone to fill the unexpired term of late District 2 Alderman Elmore Mayfield.
Mayfield, 70, died Monday. State law requires that vacancies of less than a year be filled by appointment, rather than special election.
Mayfield’s term expires Dec. 31. The appointee will be eligible to run in this fall’s elections if he or she wishes, Ruston City Attorney Bill Carter said Tuesday.
It’s up to Mayor Dan Hollingsworth to recommend an appointee. The mayor was unavailable for comment this morning.

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