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June 3rd, 2013

LINCOLN PARISH LIBRARY BOARD OF CONTROL

LINCOLN PARISH LIBRARY BOARD OF CONTROL
Minutes of Meeting
March 20, 2013

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LINCOLN PARISH LIBRARY BOARD OF CONTROL

LINCOLN PARISH LIBRARY BOARD OF CONTROL
Minutes of Meeting
Feb. 20, 2013
The regular meeting of the Lincoln Parish Library Board of Control met and was called to order at 4:00 pm by President James Pilgreen. Board members in attendance were Dr. Clark, Mr. Pilgreen, Mr. Bratton, Mr. Penuell, Mrs. Humphries, Mrs. Thomas, and Ronny Walker. Absent were Dr. Orr and Dr. Gullatt. John Hays and Elizabeth DeGrie represented the media. There was no public input.
Staff introductions were made by Sarah Creekmore, administrative assistant , and Alice Aber, circulation assistant.

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Docket No. 13-308

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TERRYVILLE FIELD Docket No. 13-308
LEGAL NOTICE
STATE OF LOUISIANA, OFFICE OF CONSERVATION, BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA.

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Mr. Carl Bennon Smith

Funeral services for Mr. Carl Bennon Smith, age 61, of Choudrant will be held 1:00 PM Sunday, June 2, 2013 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Bro. Rick Walters. Interment will follow at Indian Village Cemetery in Calhoun, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

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June 1st

Fatal crash on Interstate 20

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Single-vehicle wreck kills Ruston woman not wearing seat belt
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At approximately 5:36 p.m. Friday, Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a single-vehicle fatal crash on Interstate 20 about 12 miles west of Ruston.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2002 Nissan Maxima, driven by 34-year-old Heather Berry, of Ruston, was traveling east on Interstate 20 when the Nissan ran off the left side of the road.

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Better late than never

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Peach crop looks strong despite weather concerns
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The wait for some of the area’s sweetest treats is about over as local growers have started harvesting this year’s peach crop.
And with the 2013 Louisiana Peach Festival less than a month away, that’s good news for many people in our region.

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Going for the crown

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Juneteenth pageant scheduled for June 7
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Ladies from across the parish will vie for one of the titles of the annual City of Grambling Juneteenth Heritage Festival from 7-9 p.m. Friday in the T.H. Harris Auditorium on the campus of Grambling State University.

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Ruston to host state ESA convention

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Members from Louisiana’s six chapters of Epsilon Sigma Alpha International are meeting in Ruston this weekend for the state’s 34th annual convention of the women’s leadership, service and philanthropic group.
 Ruston’s Zeta Rho chapter is sponsoring the event. Zeta Rho cooperates with Z-107.5 radio station each year to put on the area’s St. Jude Radiothon, which this year netted approximately $125,000.

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Students deserve pat on the back

The 2012-13 school year was the first time that fourth and eighth graders faced more rigorous questions on their annual high-stakes exams, and Lincoln Parish students held their own.
The added difficulty is part of the transition from the previous state curriculum to the new Common Core State Standards, which is a program that standardizes the curriculum among the states across the country that are involved. Louisiana, being one of the first states to jump on board the plan that would make it easier to compare students in all states, began almost immediately working to prepare students for the new curriculum. Students will take assessments that have been fully aligned with the common core standards during the 2014-15 school year.

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Reader: Strive to regain lost freedom

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Most people come to the United States to be free. We were known as the Land of the Free with freedom and opportunities galore. Freedom is defined by Webster’s as “the state of being free, at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical restraint” or “exemption from external control.” Are Americans really free? Stop for a minute and contemplate that question.
Is freedom eroding each day due to governmental intervention or control? I personally feel our government is attacking our freedoms. Just look at the current IRS scandal, gun control and the proposed national ID program. The real intent is “control.” The current administration wants to control our freedoms.

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