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Proposed ag bill benefits Sparta, Tech

“We must address the concerns of our rural areas, including keeping a fresh, clean water supply for our residents and community development.”
The water conservation funding would help identify and develop an alternative water supply to abate the overuse of the Sparta Aquifer in
north central Louisiana.
Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth said the funding is greatly needed for research.
“It (funding) has been coming in increments, but any way we can get it
is fine,” Hollingsworth said. “It’s critical to our area that we get this study done and find a real solution to our water needs.”

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Millsap is Jazz pick in round No. 2

The only player in college annals to capture three straight board crowns, Millsap had been predicted by several pre-draft services as anywhere from a mid-to-late selection in the final round.
He wound up being one of the first 50 players disappearing in the lengthy process that tipped off at 6:30 p.m., CST and was nationally televised by ESPN.

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Teachers deserve slated salary boosts

With the No Child Left Behind Act increasing the work load and pressure on educators and students and 28 percent of Louisiana residents reading at the lowest level of literacy, the need for good teachers is immense.
Effective teachers not only need to have a thorough understanding of their lesson plans but also attentiveness to the unique needs of each
student and a willingness to keep learning new teaching strategies.

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Illiteracy lingers in shadows

However, my challenges in this area are tiny compared to what approximately 28 percent of Louisiana residents might not care to admit. This is the percentage of people statewide who function at the lowest level of literacy, stumbling over words such as “dog” and “cat.”

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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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