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July 24th, 2014

Beat the heat with precaution

When it comes to children and summertime, safety is a must.
And although parents try their utmost to be as protective as necessary in today’s society there are still hidden dangers that many may overlook.
Most residents are forced to commute at least a few miles each day in their vehicles, and with many commutes children are involved in some way.
Whether it be directly — taking children to childcare, or indirectly — seeing children at the convenience store, there are several areas where all residents should take head.

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Wake up and smell the reform

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Republican Sen. Rand Paul (KY) and a few certain colleagues are paving the way to reform the criminal justice system — and there’s no other state that needs this more than Louisiana.
Louisiana has a lot of claims to fame, but being the prison capitol of the world is not one that should particularly makes us swell with pride. Our state’s incarceration rate is nearly five times Iran’s, 13 times China’s and 20 times Germany’s, according to NOLA.com.
There’s obviously a problem here, but Louisiana is only a small part of what seems to be a nationwide trend in overcriminalization.

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Cheers: Walker

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Air Force Airman 1st Class Raymond D. Walker graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate’s degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force.

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GSU hosts 54th Annual Band Camp

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In 1960 Grambling State University legendary band director Conrad Hutchinson formed a band camp for high school and junior high school students. Fifty-four years later the tradition continues.
Under the direction of Larry Pannell and his band camp staff, future musicians and possibly future Gramblinites are trained to improve their musicianship.
This year the camp had 475 students who traveled from Minnesota, Missouri, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana to take part in marching and educational sessions.

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Locals named Karate champs

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Pictured are the local karate students who were named the 2014 United States Karate Association Champions. Classes are held at Ruston Parks and Recreation in the McLane Multipurpose Center on Mondays and Wednesdays. From left to right are Ross Todd, Ethan Axton, Larry Banks, Harley Cooper, Brandon Lowrey, Cole MaGee, Olaric Garner, Severin Kirbow, Mary Peshoff, Kristina Shaffer and Loren Todd.

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Holtz: Tech QB race wide open

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Five-man competition for starter as Bulldogs near start of preseason camp
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DALLAS — Louisiana Tech head football coach Skip Holtz threw it out there — the competition for the Bulldogs’ starting quarterback role is up for grabs.
Holtz talked about the five-player competition during Conference USA Media Days earlier this week in Dallas.
“It’s wide open for the taking,” Holtz said. “We’re looking for someone to step up and take it over, and we’re hoping that happens fairly early on as we begin preseason practices.”

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July 23rd

Protecting parish pets

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Library to host animal first-aid event Thursday

For many people, Fido and Lady are as much a part of the family as anyone else. Unfortunately, while many people know basic human first aid, many are helpless in the face of a pet-related emergency.
However, that will change after Wednesday, when the Lincoln Parish Library holds “Pet First Aid and Disaster Preparedness” at 6 p.m. in the Library Events Center.
Events Coordinator Emily Arnold said the event is part of the adult summer reading program.

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Teachers learn 3-D printing

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Teachers in Lincoln Parish have been riding the wave of the future thanks to a collaborative effort between Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering, College of Education and the SciTEC Discovery Centre.
A makerspace is a generally new concept, SciTEC STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Director Don Schillinger said, not only in the field of technology but also in education.
A makerspace is essentially a lab with devices that make art and objects digitally.

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ULRWSI’s originally desired parcel purchased

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A Union Parish company has purchased almost 70 acres of the old Lake D’Arbonne State Park.
Union Property Rentals, LLC was the successful bidder at $415,000 on July 16 for the 68.3-acre parcel. The Louisiana Secretary of State Corporations database lists Willie Sensley Jr., Johnny Dollar and Mike Mabry as officers of the corporation.

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ULRWSI sees current Sparta relief site double in price

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Local leaders of the Union Lincoln Regional Water Supply Initiative recently received notification that the state was almost doubling the asking price for the group’s second choice site set across the street from the originally desired parcel, which was sold last week .
Earlier this year, the four governments that comprise the Union-Lincoln Water Initiative pledged to pay the state $65,000 for a parcel adjacent to the old state park. The state subsequently notified the group the sale price was now $115,000.

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