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Happenings educates community

With Historical Happenings, a program that takes place the third Thursday of each month, area residents are given the chance to listen to local scholars and hear the past retold in a way they may not have heard before.
Vivian McCain, the director of Lincoln Parish Library, conducted a survey when she first came to the library, and she discovered that patrons were interested in historical programs. She contacted community historians and area professors and has brought together a year-long Historical Happenings event.

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Adios, sayonara and farewell

I’m not being dragged off kicking and screaming. After Valerie’s near-death experience Jan. 18, I knew the time had come. Night meetings would leave her alone for too long a period and due to the nature of her problems, any time is too long. So, Feb. 24 will be my last day at The Ruston Daily Leader.
My tenure in journalism has been brief but rewarding. The walls of my study are lined with plaques, awards, photos and other memorabilia.

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Bulldogs drill Grambling, 21-1

On Tuesday night, he didn’t have to worry.
The Bulldogs (3-4) went out a 6-1 lead in the first inning and never looked back on the way to a 21-1 romp past the Tigers (1-4) in front of 410 fans on a clear and chilly evening.
“I reminded our players of one thing in our talk before the game,” the Bulldogs’ head coach said. “They dog piled on our mound last year and that’s not a slap at Grambling, but I reminded them. It wasn’t just the players. There were 30 or 40 fans out there.
“We wanted to stay focused and be all business the entire game tonight.”

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Black Caucus walks out of session

“All of the protections and safeguards that people complained about in other bills were put in place in this bill,” Rep. Rick Gallot, D-Grambling, said. “It was so disheartening.”
Monday began the second week of the special session called by Gov. Kathleen Blanco to deal with issues spawned by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. One of those issues dealt with trying to find a way to allow displaced voters from New Orleans the opportunity to vote in the city’s mayoral election in April.

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