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March 25th, 2014

Reducing the use of chemicals to control pests

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The key to achieving successful environmental-friendly gardens and landscapes is based on reducing plant stress. This includes managing pest problems which weaken plants, thus making them more susceptible to other problems or even death. Homeowners can reduce plant stress by reducing plant pests by using an integrated pest management (IPM) approach.

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FNB offers scholarship

First National Bank is offering a $1,500 college scholarship for the 2014 year. All graduating seniors from schools in Lincoln Parish are encouraged to apply. The annual scholarship honors Jackie Woodard Whitlock, who worked in the Lincoln Parish school system for more than 20 years. She began working in education as a classroom teacher and moved to the central office for the last several years of her career.

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GSU cannot escape turmoil

Grambling State University’s nightmare just won’t end.
The GSU football team held it’s spring Black and Gold game last weekend and is wrapping up offseason football practice this weekend, but the specter of last season’s tumultuous season still lingers.
Last season the Tigers endured three coaching changes as Doug Williams was fired two games into the season and was replaced by assistant Henry Ragsdale. But upset players rebelled against Ragsdale, who was himself dismissed five games later and replaced by Dennis “Dirt” Winston.

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Making nutrition count

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March is National Nutrition Month. National Nutrition Month is a good time to be more thoughtful of the foods you are fueling your body with. Are your food choices nutrient-dense foods? These foods provide vitamins, minerals, and other elements that may have positive health effects with relatively fewer calories. Nutrient dense foods do not have added sugars, added refined starches or added solid fats.

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March 24th

Running to help children

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Associate Professor Dave Anderson (left) and Assistant Professor Drew McKevitt of Louisiana Tech University’s history department were two of more than 300 runners who participated in the Kappa Delta Sorority’s annual Shamrock Run on Saturday. The event, which included a 5k run and a 1 mile fun run/walk, benefits the Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home and the organization Prevent Child Abuse America.

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Honoring business

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Louisiana Tech University’s College of Business is proud to announce the induction of James E. Davison and Glen F. Post into its college’s Hall of Fame during the first ever Hall of Fame and Faculty Awards Banquet, presented by Squire Creek Country Club, at 6 p.m. May 8 at Squire Creek.

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Horse season trots into Lincoln

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Judge Eddie White (left) looks on as Molly Trull, of Dubach, shows off her horse Flynn’s Little Butter during the first Cotton Country Open Horse Show of the season held Saturday at the Northeast Louisiana Exhibition Center. Categories included Open, Youth, Amateur and Limited (walk/trot) Divisions. For more information about upcoming shows, visit www.cottoncountryopenhorseassociation.com.

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Man charged with battering ex’s boyfriend

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A Grambling man remains in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center today charged with five offenses stemming from a fight with his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend.
Henrie D. White, 24, was arrested Friday by parish sheriff’s deputies after he allegedly entered his former girlfriend’s residence on Heard Road and assaulted the woman’s companion.
“He made his way in and the fight ensued,” Maj. Chad Alexander, Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department public information officer, said.

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Women's History Month: Judy Copeland

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Name: Judy Copeland
Number of years lived in Lincoln Parish: 14 years
Profession: Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce President
Clubs/organizations/professional affiliations: I am a member of the Louisiana Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives and I sit on the board for The Health Hut and am on the advisory panel for New Tech @ Ruston
Schools attended and degrees earned: University of New Orleans, Louisiana Tech University where I received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Entrepreneurship

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Batters up for RPAR’s softball season

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Spring is here and that means more people will be outside enjoying themselves throughout the community.
The deadline to sign up for spring softball league, sponsored by Ruston Parks and Recreation is coming up soon. Three divisions will be offered this year during the season consisting of a Men’s E class, Coed and Men’s church divisions.

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