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May 2nd, 2013

MCH to celebrate Youth Worker Day

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The Louisiana United Methodist Children and Family Services (LUMCFS) has announced that the Children’s Homes in Ruston, Mandeville and Sulphur will join communities, organizations and caring people nationwide today in celebrating “Thank a Youth Worker Day.”

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Lewis receives relay award, honor roll announced

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Relay award
Lincoln ACHIEVE sponsored a drawing for all school leaders who registered at least one “early bird” team for the upcoming Lincoln Parish Relay event. I.A. Lewis was the recipient of a special goody bag because of this. Stanley Lewis, coordinating teacher for the school, accepted the award. Lewis also serves as the IAL Adopt-A-School Coordinator and plans to have the school’s AAS partners involved in the four IAL Relay teams. IAL will join other teams from throughout the district in support of the American Cancer Society Relay slated for Friday at the Ruston High School track.

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Holly Taylor is living proof that the sky’s the limit

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The 1992 Simsboro High School alumnus was recently on campus for a special event with the student body. There she showcased her experiences as an administrative officer with the United Stated Navy Blue Angels while reflecting on her days as a Simsboro Tiger.
“I’ve been all over the world but I can tell you right now that some of the best years of my life were spent here at Simsboro High,” the Navy lieutenant shared. “And being back now is incredibly special and exciting.”

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Hillcrest Elementary

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Hillcrest Elementary School has released the names of those students achieving the honor roll for the fifth six-week grading period.
Principal’s List

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School registration ongoing

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Registration for the 2013-14 school year for students in grades kindergarten through twelve have begun. All new students (except pre-k) need to be registered at the Lincoln Parish School Board Office, 410 S. Farmerville St., between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Students should be registered before July 1 in order to prevent possible delays in placement.
Kindergarten students must be five (5) on or before Sept. 30. Pre-K students must be four (4) on or before Sept. 30. They should be registered at the Lincoln Parish Early Childhood Center, 801 E. Mississippi Ave., Ruston.

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Protect skin from cancer

With the days becoming longer and warmer, pools and beaches across America will soon be filled with children, teens and adults soaking up some sunny rays.
However, while enjoying the great outdoors, for whatever reasons, there is a major reason to be concerned about unprotected skin — cancer. In fact, according to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common of all cancers.

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Show your support this weekend

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One of the things I love about Lincoln Parish is how active people here are in getting out and helping those in need. And this weekend, as in recent weeks, there’s plenty of service you can help provide while having some fun in the process, too.
Last weekend featured 5K runs to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network, autism awareness and the South of California Avenue project.

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Fabulous freshman

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Maggie Manning of Cedar Creek High School is only in her first season of prep tennis competition, but she compiled a 16-1 record in singles and reached the 2013 Louisiana High School Athletic Association state tournament earlier this week for Class A. Manning captured the recent regional 1A singles’ championship before participating at the state tourney held in Monroe. She had a 3-0 record at regionals.

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GSU women ink prep star with 32.1 rebounding mark

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GRAMBLING — Help is on the way for Grambling State University’s basketball team for women and in a big way.
You think signing a player who averaged — yes, averaged — 31 points and 32.1 rebounds per game during her senior season in high school could maybe stall the struggles experienced by the Lady Tigers this past year?
Yes, probably so.
That’s what Head Coach Patricia Cage-Bibbs got when she signed Ahlisha Henderson earlier this week.

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Doris Robinson: Birthday No. 94

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Blogging around the Lincoln Parish sports scene:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Get the big birthday cake out, complete with 94 candles.
Doris Robinson, the 94-year-old wife of the late and legendary Eddie Robinson, longtime record-setting head football coach at Grambling State University, will be treated with a special birthday party tonight from 5-7 p.m. at the Eddie G. Robinson Museum.
The general public is invited to wish Robinson — “The First Lady of Area Football” as the Ruston Daily Leader’s front page headline on Monday read — the happiest of birthdays.

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