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June 18th, 2013

Travel to Pompeii at library event

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This summer as library patrons are participating in the “Ground Breaking Reads” Adult Summer Reading Program, the library invites everyone to join them as they unearth ancient civilizations in their monthly Around the World at LPL program.

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Tech a success in the classroom

Louisiana Tech University’s final season in the Western Athletic Conference has been a success both within and outside of the playing area.
There was that memorable nine-win, nationally-recognized performance by the Bulldogs’ football squad, then a 27-victory and Top 25 ranked showing by the men’s basketball team.
But even more significantly is that Tech athletics gained equal recognition and attention for its success in the classroom.

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Keeping the family healthy

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Sometimes, you find out why old adages have managed to stand the test of time. The past couple of weeks have made me completely understand why people still say, “When it rains, it pours.”
I spent the week before last camped out in the Intensive Care Unit waiting room at a hospital in Alexandria, waiting for my mom to be released. When she was released, we didn’t really have a lot of answers — leaving us feeling pretty unsettled.

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Outdoors offer a lot for youth

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“The Great Outdoors,” I consider this phrase a very common one, but trends of today would lead us to believe that today’s youth may not be quite so familiar with it. Youth today are more familiar with phrases like, “Just Google it,” “Facebook me,” “Look the video up on YouTube,” “Follow me on Twitter,” “Check Moodle for your assignment,” “Get your grades on Parent Command,” “We have got to prepare for the LEAP test,” “Let’s play some Xbox.” There are many reasons for this trend.

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Grambling: Hall of Fame year

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GRAMBLING — Call it a “Hall of Fame” for Grambling State University athletics.
One ex-Tiger legend has already been so honored, while three others will follow in upcoming weeks and months at various sites.
Earlier this year, former GSU and NFL receiving star Charlie Joiner was induced into the Black College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Ga.
It was the fifth different Hall of Fame honor for the Many native, who earned the game’s highest honor in 1996 with induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Tickets available for state event

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NATCHITOCHES – Fans of Louisiana’s rich sports legacy can obtain tickets to the gala weekend planned for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame June 27-29.
The nearly 28,000-square foot, state-of-the-art museum that has been in the works for the past several years will official open its door with a grand opening set for June 28 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the facility located on Front Street.
Eleven inductees will be enshrined on June 29, at the Natchitoches Events Center during the 2013 induction dinner and ceremony to begin at 6 p.m.

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Anna Koll: Trailblazer in 1920s

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(Editor’s note: The first in a series of stories on 2013 inductees into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, with ceremonies set for Natchitoches on June 29. Today’s spotlight: Anna Koll).
Not long before her death in 1998 at age 93, Anna Koll of New Orleans was told by her nephew, Bill Koll, that she had been nominated for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
Her response was “Why?”
Actually, the response should have been “Why not?” Or, more properly, “Why not sooner?”

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Today is deadline for Festival tennis

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Today is the final day for registering for the 2013 Louisiana Peach Festival tennis tournament.
The Brennan Dodge-sponsored tournament will be held Friday through Sunday and has fees of $35 per player for one event and $45 per player for two events. Divisions are men’s, women’s and mixed doubles. The tournament will be played on the Louisiana Tech University courts.

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Mr. Richard Newton Moore

Mr. Richard Newton Moore, age 87, of Ruston passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Mr. Moore was born March, 4, 1926 and passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013.

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Committee Report

TO: LINCOLN Parish Police Jury
FROM: Solid Waste Committee
SUBJECT: Committee Report
The Solid Waste Committee of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury met in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Third Floor, Lincoln Parish Courthouse, May 14, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. Present were: Walter Pullen, Chair; Theresa Wyatt, Bobby Bennett, David Hammons, Skip Russell, and Sharyon Mayfield.
ABSENT: None
Walter Pullen called the meeting to order and delivered the invocation.

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