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June 28th

G.E.D. route leads woman to success

The current central office secretary/receptionist at the Lincoln Parish School Board Title I office was married as a teenager in the early 1970s and discovered the union would deliver more than legal changes and love.
“At 16 I became pregnant,” Crowe recalled. “At this time it was very unusual — more of a taboo — to see a pregnant woman in high school.”

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State’s need strong for adult education

One message Romig wants to get out to the public is that 28 percent of the population in Louisiana reads at the lowest level of literacy.
“At this level readers stumble over words such as ‘cat’ and ‘dog,’” Romig said. “Louisiana has too many people who are considered illiterate, or whose ability to read, write or do math problems falls at what is considered the lowest level of literacy.”
The reasons for school dropout, and hence, illiteracy, are varied, ranging from poverty to emotional issues which impair functioning.

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Lennox returning to old form?

The former Louisiana Tech University star struggled at the start of this 2006 campaign, but she’s starting to catch fire, returning to the Betty Lennox mold that earned her Most Valuable Player honors in the franchise’s march to a league championship in 2004 and that has made her one of the league’s moist dangerous offensive performers.
In an early week loss of 84-74 against the Houston Comets, Lennox scored a season-high 29 points.
Over the past four games, she has averaged 19.3 points per game.

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Help fight the bite

West Nile is a disease that is spread to humans most often by the bite of an infected mosquito that has fed on an infected bird. It is a potentially life-threatening disease with the most serious symptoms including high fever, headache, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, vision loss, numbness and paralysis.
It is important that everyone take precautions against this disease and contribute toward stopping its spread.

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Same old dog, no new tricks

In fact, he has waged war on his leash and does his best to tear it to complete shreds every opportunity he gets. I can only imagine a similar fate would befall any decoration I attempted to put on him.
Secondly, he is not on his best behavior when in the confines of our home, so I seriously doubt he would change his ways should he be allowed to actually venture into public. Any canine that is around a large number of other dogs, animals and people should possess a modicum of decorum, which my puppy clearly lacks.

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Former POW pays visit to Camp Ruston

Blumenberg was eventually transferred to an interrogation camp close to Arlington, Va. He was the only one of his crew that was captured and not sent to a Nazi camp in Arizona.
“I was the only one at Camp Ruston. I said I wasn’t a Nazi,” he explained. “In 1943, it was a very dangerous thing to do that. If Hitler had won the war, I would have been a dead duck.”
Wesley Harris, who wrote a historical book on World War II called A Fish out of Water, said many German soldiers did not consider themselves Nazis.
“A lot of people think during the war that every German was the same.

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June 27th

Millsap: first or second round pick?

Nowhere is Millsap’s name to be found on the mock selections.
But then there’s the predicted draftees as offered by the Draft Express.com web site and they’ve got Mr. Millsap going late in the second round as the No. 55 overall pick.
If that does happen, the former Grambling All-American and Class A all-stater would be wearing the uniform of the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have the pick at that particular juncture of the draft.
On the InsideHoops.com site, Millsap is among 11 players predicted to be “upper” tier choices in the second round.

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Make raises for everyone

“What worries me is that if the funds are discretionary, politics can possibly enter into it,” Kostelka said. “I hate to say that would be the result, but it is possible.”
We agree with Kostelka. While we hate to imagine our area universities allowing politics to enter into their decision on who and who does not get a raise, we do realize humans are fallible. What would have put most minds at ease would have been for the Board to decide for every collegiate faculty member to receive a portion of the pay raise.

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Bring on the Fourth, fireworks

It’s gone — at least until next year.
However, I have laid out the number of major holidays to keep us all entertained until the next festival, including the Fourth of July, which is also coming up next week. I know Temple Baptist Church is having a remarkable display of fireworks, and the Todd Allen family will precede the fireworks show with patriotic music inside the church. While I have never experienced Temple’s Independence Day festivities, I do plan to be there this year and watch the sky light up like — like the Fourth of July.

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Talent spotlighted at show

“They are one of our priority partners who are always here for us; they did all of this.
The Dixie is here for you, we’re so glad you’re here and so glad the talent show is in the Dixie this year.
We are constantly amazed at the talent in this community.”
In the youth talent division, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance, Justine Ker claimed first place with her piano rendition of “Hungarian.”
She said she has been playing the piano for seven years.
“I picked ‘Hungarian’ because it was fun to play, and it’s a nice song to share with other people,” she said.

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