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Techsters tip off season tonight

All five starters from last year’s team that went 17-13 overall and tied for first place in the conference (12-4 mark) are gone.
The roster will have players who have a composite total of only four starts at the collegiate level.
There’s only three seniors: former Ruston High star Nastassja “Tub” Levingston at guard, West Monroe product April Williams at another backcourt slot and All-WAC hopeful JoKierra Sneed at forward.

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State should fund family literacy work

The program, housed at the Lincoln Center, focuses on more than the traditional academic subjects taught in school. A key element is parenting skills, including teaching moms how to play with and talk to their children, showing them proper food and nutrition guidelines and more. These skills can’t be taken for granted, because many parents simply don’t have them.
All of this life-changing work is happening in Lincoln Parish with only three full-time employees. Their passion is impressive, but without funding the program will die.

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When trust defies logic

Before long, what seemed, at first, like such a waste of time and money became a necessity. If I left home without my cell phone, I would double back to get it. If Donna could not reach me because my phone was turned off, it would cause her to worry about my well-being.
My daughters would automatically call my cell phone if they could not reach me at home. I eventually labeled my cell phone “my leash.”

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City to study health insurance plan

“We’re anticipating health care costs nationwide to rise 11 percent on average,” Hollingswortth said. “If you don’t peck away at this problem a little bit at a time, you’ve got to hit your workers with a 25 or 30 percent increase, and we don’t want to go there.
We want to have small increases every year to stay in good, solid financial condition.”
Hollingsworth said it has been a while since they have looked at the health care plan, and the city is searching for a consultant to get some additional input.

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