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February 26th, 2015

Prep playoffs to resume

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Following days of weather delays, Simsboro and New Living Word will try to play second-round playoff road games at 6 p.m. tonight. Tori Amos (4) and the Lady Tigers will play at Stanley in Class B action while the Lady Lions will play at Singer.

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Regional Science Fair winners announced

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Third Grade News
Third grade has had a very productive six weeks. We have been reading Kate DiCamillo’s classic story “Because of Winn Dixie.” While reading it, we have been learning about six important signposts all good readers look for to that help them understand narratives on a deeper level, and we are truly enjoying our time with this delightful book.
In math we are studying area and area models. We are using our familiar multiplication skills to help us with these new concepts.

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LP agencies, schools make the right call

It has been a cold, icy and wet few days in Lincoln Parish.
Temperatures hit below freezing and the storms, Quantum and Remus, came packed with a wintry mix of one to two inches of rain, sleet and snow.
The winter storms that passed through this week were unusual for the parish.
Local officials and reports warned the public about not driving while the roads were iced and announced several ways to keep safe and weather out the storm.
However, there were many workers called in to brave these winter weather conditions and continue on with their workweeks.

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Walking in a Ruston wonderland

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It took 22 years, seven months and 23 days to see my first winter wonderland.
Before yesterday, I never once built a snowman, made a snowangel or caught a snowflake on the tip of my tongue.
Now, I have seen snow before, but it either melted before it hit the ground or did not snow enough to build up on the ground.
But when I saw it for the first time yesterday, it was the grandest thing I have seen in a long time.
Miles upon miles of white powder covered the area. From city hall, to the quad of Louisiana Tech University and my front lawn, snow was building everywhere.

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February 25th

WINTER WEATHER CONTINUES

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Winter Storm Remus pushed its way into Lincoln Parish early this morning holding the area in an icy grip for the third day.
Though some government offices reopened, schools remained closed and officials across the parish kept a watch on the skies.
The parish is under a winter storm watch until 6 p.m. National Weather Service forecasts predict rain, sleet and snow to continue to fall throughout the day with snow accumulations north and south of the I-20 corridor to hit between one and four inches — all on top the slush that remains from Winter Storm Quantam.

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Attempted murder suspect arrested

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The suspect in the October 2014 shooting of a Ruston man was apprehended in Bogalusa on Friday.
Ruston Police Department Deputy Chief Clint Williams said Keon Dewayne Mayfield, 30, of 1002 Eastland Ave., was arrested on one count attempted second-degree murder.
A press release from law enforcement officials stated that Mayfield was arrested on a warrant issued by the 3rd Judicial District Court.
Mayfield was extradited to Lincoln Parish and has been booked into the Lincoln Parish Detention Center.

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Library workshop can provide writing tips

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Whether individuals are long-time family historians or just beginning to delve into genealogical discoveries, a presentation at the Lincoln Parish Library will provide information to those working to learn more about their family history.
Author Linda Weaver Clarke will present a free family legacy writing workshop from 3-5 p.m. Thursday in the Lincoln Community Room of the Lincoln Parish Library.

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Tech’s master’s in accounting program one of most affordable in nation

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Students pursuing a master’s degree in accounting from Louisiana Tech University’s College of Business are enrolled in one of the nation’s most affordable residential programs, according to Accounting Degree Review’s list of the “30 Most Affordable Residential Master’s Programs in Accounting 2015.”

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Old Man Winter throws no-no

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Louisiana Tech’s scheduled midweek baseball game against ULM on Wednesday has been postponed and will be played at a later date yet to be determined following a winter storm that covered the area this week.
Tech was originally scheduled to host the Warhawks at 6 p.m. today at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park in Ruston, but due to field conditions the contest will have to be played at a later date.
In addition to scheduling a make-up game against the Warhawks, the Bulldogs are already set to make the short trip to Monroe on April 1 for another midweek matchup against ULM.

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Boys’ prep playoff pairings released

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New Living Word School and Simsboro High School are the two Lincoln Parish teams that will start the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s boys playoffs at home.
NLW, the defending Class C state champion, is seeded No. 3 and will play host to the winner of a first-round contest between 14th seed Family Christian and 19th seed Ebarb in second-round action that will likely be played on March 3.
Simsboro is seeded at No. 5 in Class B and will play host to 28th seeded Maurepas at 6 p.m. Friday in first-round play.

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