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May 17th, 2017

School’s out for summer

This is it. Today is the day: The last day of school for the approximately 6,550 students in the Lincoln Parish public school system.
The desks are clean, the textbooks are back on their shelves and the buses lining up for their last run of the academic year.
By this time next week, Cedar Creek, Bethel Christian and other area private schools will end classes as well. Ready or not, summer vacation is upon us.

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May 16th

Students help select books for literacy reading list

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For the second straight year, Lincoln Parish elementary students participated in selecting books for the 2017 International Literacy Association’s Children’s Choices reading lists.
Academic Intervention Coordinator Lisa Mangum said schools were given six copies of books selected by the associations then students had the opportunity to read the books either willingly or through the school’s librarian.

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Respectful responses are important

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RSVP is an abbreviation of a French phrase meaning “please respond to this invitation.”
Why does it seem so difficult to respond to an invitation?
Obviously someone thinks enough of you to invite you to their special occasion.
If it is a formal wedding invitation, the proper response is to write a note simply saying something like “I am writing to accept (decline) your gracious invitation for John and me to attend the wedding on Sept. 1, 2017.”
This also confirms that there will be two persons in attendance.

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JA selects new board members

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Junior Auxiliary of Ruston recently selected board members for the 2017–2018 year. Junior Auxiliary is a national non-profit organization that encourages members to render charitable services which are beneficial to the general public, with particular emphasis on children. Junior Auxiliary of Ruston was chartered by a group of women in 1984 and continues to grow throughout Lincoln Parish.

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Tech’s Lautric claims Silver, Patrick sets record at C-USA meet

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EL PASO, Texas — Louisiana Tech senior high jumper Chloe Lautric capped off the 2017 Conference USA Outdoor Championships by earning a silver medal with a second-place finish on Sunday, while Jordan Patrick broke his own school record in the decathlon to wrap up a busy four days in El Paso for the Bulldogs and Lady Techsters.

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Taylor turns in triple play in SWAC honors

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Redshirt junior named SWAC Player, Hitter and Newcomer of Year
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Grambling State redshirt junior shortstop Marshawn Taylor was a force in his first season on the field for the Tigers, leading the Southwestern Athletic in RBIs and hits.
So it’s only fitting the Chicago native, a transfer from Eastern Illinois Univrsity, has been voted the SWAC Player of the Year, Hitter of the Year and Newcomer of the Year as the conference announced its 2017 all-conference baseball teams and individual honors on Monday.
The vote was conducted by the league’s head baseball coaches and sports information directors.

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Parish 4-H members using fitness

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The LSU AgCenter was proud to host more than 300 Lincoln Parish 4-H members, leaders, parents, and volunteers as they learned “Be 4-H Fit — Practice Fitness” at the 2017 Lincoln Parish 4-H Achievement Day held May 11 at the North Louisiana Exhibition Center. 4-H members from 13 schools throughout Lincoln Parish took part in various activities, which included the 4-H quiz bowl, 4-H club song, yell, banner and T-shirt contests and a test was given on fitness.

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Celebrate our champions

Lincoln Parish sports fans have plenty to celebrate after seeing a pair of area teams claim championships over the weekend.
It all began on Friday as the Choudrant High School Aggies captured the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class B baseball championship.
And then on Saturday as the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters claimed the Conference USA softball championship.

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May 15th

Aerospace engineering club launches Harley 11

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The Louisiana Tech University Aerospace Engineering Club recently launched Harley II, the second in a series of high-altitude weather balloons launched by the club, which reached a height of approximately 22 miles and had a flight time of 3 hours and 43 minutes.
The club launched Harley II from Joe Aillet Stadium, along with a plastic Louisiana Tech Bulldog, with the mission of capturing imagery for the university. The experiment captured more than 20 gigabytes of photos and video.

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Students to receive free books

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School district aims to combat ‘summer slide’

Lincoln Parish kindergarten through sixth grade public school students will go home with new books to read for the summer.
Lincoln Parish schools Academic Intervention Coordinator Lisa Mangum said each school will host a book fair during the remaining days of the school year where students will be able to pick up to pick five to 10 books that suits their interest.
“They will have the option of fiction and nonfiction, culturally diverse books from current authors kids love to read from,” she said.

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