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April 23rd, 2015

Local’s movie premieres

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Among the Discarded, a documentary made by local artist Trent Dion Soto, will be shown from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Dixie Theatre.
In the documentary, Soto immerses himself into the homeless community of Skid Row, Los Angeles, where he lives as a homeless man for 30days to promote awareness of the issue.

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Sports exhibit coming to LPL

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The Lincoln Parish Library Board of Control will be the sight of a Hometown Sports exhibit, which will feature local sports figures.
The Lincoln Parish Library was awarded an LEH Grant for a Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Library Director Vivian McCain said.
“The exhibit is called Hometown Sports,” McCain said. “I’m telling you this is going to be a fabulous exhibit.”
McCain said there are several local sports legends on the list to participate in the exhibit.

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Out of the Darkness walk for suicide prevention to take place at Tech

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The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will hold an “Out of the Darkness” Campus Walk at Louisiana Tech University on Saturday to raise awareness and funds for research, educational programs and support for survivors of suicide loss.
Registration and check-in will start at 8 a.m. at the Argent Pavilion, located between Joe Aillet Stadium and the Thomas Assembly Center on the Louisiana Tech campus, with the walk beginning at 9 a.m.  Participants can register online at http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID....

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Simsboro Elementary honor roll fifth six weeks

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“A” honor roll —
First grade: Melissa Bautista, Aimsley Brown, Ivy Collinsworth, Jolee Dison, Tate Hammond, Jacob Miller, Max Milton, Rayanna Pesnell, Christopher Stevens, Hailey Tolbert and Adlee Young.
Second grade: Trent Buggs, Aeja Franklin, Malaysha Gray, Dillon Kitchens,Gabriel Lloyd, Kayla Mitchell, Hayden Rabo, Omarion Rushing and Iva Sibley.
Third grade: Kimberly Gardner, Kirah Spivey and Will Young.
Fourth grade: Kailee Barnette and Vincent Buchenberger.
Fifth grade: Jacoreia Hicks.
“B” Honor Roll —

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Ruston Elementary releases fifth six weeks honor roll

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Principal’s List
Third grade: Amelia Avery, Addison Barham, Abagael Barmore, Kyle Caston, Matthew Daulton, Jonah Dumas, Joanna Fernandes, Zaniya Gaines, Austin Guillory, Pondexter Howard, Takyius Johnson, Khadija Karim, Jude Keen, Cole Magee, Diamond Patterson, Jayden Revels, Amelia Roger, Kailyn Shipley, Preslea St. Andre and Koy Tolar.
Fourth grade: Barbara Aguirre-Ramos, Ashlyn Cripps, Ginger Johnson, Gisele McAllister, Alaina Moffett, Tianna Murray and Peter Owen.

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Hillcrest Elementary announces fifth six weeks honor roll

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Principal’s List
First grade: Thalia Aguirre, Jamin Arreola, Aiden Bowden, Joshua Daulton, Ja’Sarah Green, Calyri Hunter, Miracle Jenkins, Adriana Moffett, Ra’Keem Potts, Matthew Ramsey, Jermya Shivers, Layla Smith, Sage Tolar, Jack Tomlinson, Luke Traylor, Marley Venzant, Cielo Vidal, Hayden Walker, Jayden Winzer and Tamia Witherspoon.

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Community walks for a cure

The Lincoln Parish annual Relay for Life is from 6 p.m. to midnight on April 24 at the Louisiana Tech University track.
Relay for Life benefits the American Cancer Society. It is the world’s most impactful and largest fundraising event to end cancer. Communities across the globe unite to remember people who have been lost to cancer, celebrate people who have battled cancer and to take action against the fight against cancer.

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Littering fines should be increased

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While driving on Interstate 20 recently, my journey took me to five states:  Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. I couldn’t help but notice the differences in each state with litter.  And, I was amazed at the differences in each state’s fines for littering. 

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Local Eco-car teams make me proud

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Cars never interested me.
I do not like the corny car commercial. The one sport I really do not watch is NASCAR and I drive an 18-year-old SUV that I do not plan on throwing away for at least another four years — that is, if it does not break down on me.
Even graduating from Louisiana Tech University, a school known for it’s engineering department, where I may have befriended an engineer student and gained interest, I was still never interested in learning about how cars worked.
My only love for anything vehicular was Disney’s film “Cars.”

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Tech entrepreneurs selected to compete in TOP DAWG

Eleven teams of student entrepreneurs from Louisiana Tech University emerged from the preliminary round of the TOP DAWG New Venture Championships last week and will compete in the final round Friday.
The teams to reach the final round are as follows:
• BetaFlix: delivers a visual, interactive method of teaching tomorrow’s workforce that enhances the ability to learn and retain knowledge and skills.
• Delta Advising Group: provides study abroad students with online mentoring services, based on a network of students, alumni and universities around the world.

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