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August 16th, 2018

Library board hears proposal for business, career center

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The Lincoln Parish Library Board of Control heard a proposal from Michael Stogsdill-Bricker, of the library’s research and reader’s services, to create a career and business center inside the library during its regular meeting Wednesday at the library.
While the plans are just at the beginning stages, Stogsdill-Bricker said he had high hopes for the potential inclusion.

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Candidates: Stall work to replace voting machines

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — Candidates vying to be Louisiana Secretary of State want to pause the work being done to replace the state’s 10,000 voting machines until after the election, citing allegations of impropriety during the contractor selection.
Republican former state Sen. A.G. Crowe, one contender seeking to oust GOP Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin, said he’s asking the attorney general and legislative auditor to review the bid process for the contract that could be worth as much as $95 million.

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GSU students, faculty participate in NASA STEM program

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GRAMBLING — Four Grambling State University students and their faculty sponsor participated in the NASA Minority University Research and Educator program this summer at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.
Funding support for Grambling State’s participation in the NASA workshop was provided through the six-year grant for $18 million LA GEAR UP grant from the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance.
Students Keyara Bowser, Roynisha James, Chello Middleton and Aubreion Bobb were chosen to attend the five-day workshop, along with instructor Mary Ghongkedze.

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DART looks forward to presenting ‘Beating Hearts’

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One of the longest-running projects that D.A.R.T. has sponsored is an art exhibit titled “Beating Hearts: Stories of Domestic Violence,” a photography and writing project inspired by true stories of domestic violence documented by me and Terrie Queen Autrey.
The stories come from individuals we have met and interviewed over the years in domestic violence shelters and organizations.
The stories incorporate actual windows and doors and other domestic components, representing the framework of home.

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Chamber holds ribbon cutting

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The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to present the new satellite office of the Family Counseling Center. The additional office is in Grace Methodist Church which is located at 3401 North Trenton St. in Ruston.
“We’ve expanded our therapeutic services in order to meet the needs of our clientele,” said Sharon Kilcoyne, director of the center. FCC offers counseling for individuals, couples, families and children, covering a variety of issues.

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Support flags, Autrey House

So much of our future lies in preserving our past.
- Peter Westbrook, Olympic
athlete and businessman
The American former sabre fencing champion is right: History matters. Not only do bygone times tells us where we’ve been, but also they can help chart where we want to go.
Folks who live in the northern Lincoln Parish town of Dubach understand that. That’s why they’ve undertaken two new preservation initiatives they hope will give the town a special place on the map for years to come.

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Alcohol endeavors need community input

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Alcohol has been a recent topic of conversation for most of Lincoln Parish the last few months.
In Ruston, voters may get the chance in December to decide whether grocery and convenience stores inside the city limits should be able to sell wine and higher-content alcohol.
That all depends on a Texas consulting firm’s effort to convince 25 percent of the city of Ruston’s voters to sign a petition drive that is on behalf of the Walmart corporation and Brookshire Grocery Company, parent company of Super 1 Foods.

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Routine a must for 'Morning Madness'

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School is back in session.  So it’s back to a routine, which has never been one of my strong virtues. Getting the kids ready for school is always a challenge.  Routine is a must for calming morning madness.
I want to share a few tips that will help working moms and dads calm the morning madness:
Mornings go smoother if you get up at least a half-hour earlier than the kids do. If you get up ahead of the rest of the family you can shower and dress at a leisurely pace. If you are ready, you have more time to help them get organized and it makes for a less hectic morning. 

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‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies at 76

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NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think,” ‘’I Say a Little Prayer” and her signature song, “Respect,” and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from pancreatic cancer.

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GSU unveils new football uniforms

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GRAMBLING — In a tightly confined area of Grambling Hall on the campus of Grambling State University on Wednesday evening, Tigers head football coach Broderick Fobbs and his staff ushered in a new era.
Prior to the scheduled team meeting, Grambling State players were treated to a hype video featuring a smoke machine and strobe lights. Once the video had concluded, selected players made their way down the aisles wearing 16 color uniform combinations to ring in the adidas era.

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