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February 19th

Grab a seat and a towel for the show

By way of explanation, my wife Susan and I are members of a vocal group where we attend church. Our director told us we had an opportunity to sing in a best of Broadway type of program. Since all of us in the group love to sing — why else would we be in the group — we said he could sign us up.
I don’t know what the other folks in the group thought, but I was thinking we would probably do something that at least had a little to do with church. Boy, was I mistaken.
Our leader presented us with his selection for us — “Seventy-six Trombones” from the musical “The Music Man.”

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Board strives to better community

Kim Tatum, advisory board parent representative, said the statistics came as a shock to her. Single women and grandmothers, she said, are not the only ones who tackle child care duties with little aid.
“A lot of the breakdown is the father is not taking his place in the home and women trying to do it all,” Tatum said. “A lot of families have fathers, but they are not around — they’re doing their own thing and not helping take care of the children. If a man would take his place the way God wants him to, the world would be a lot better place.”

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February 16th

Creek, RHS advance

Eagles’ squad flew high and played impressively, going out to double digit leads in the first quarter, being up by 25-11 at halftime and then leading by as many as 18 points in the final two minutes.
“We talked a lot before the game about St. Mary’s not being your typical third place team (out of District 3-1A),” Eagles said. “We knew this wasn’t going to be a walk in the park. I told them to come out and play as if this wasn’t going to be a gimme game. Our players gave a very good effort and maintained it the whole game.”

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Cookies help create leaders

The proceeds from the cookie sales go to support many aspects of scouting, all of which relate in some way to the basic philosophies of the national program which is supported on a local level by any number of individual troops.
Along with the ingredients actually found in the cookies themselves, the boxes which contain them carry a list of qualities based on various strengths which relate to the aims and goals of Girl Scouts of America.

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Recalling Mr. Laney's lessons

I am sure you know what is coming next. As a very proud graduate of A.E. Phillips, I am thrilled to see that my alma mater was so well represented. I would like to offer in these few words some of the things I learned about life itself while under the tutelage of my eighth-grade teacher Alex Laney. I am sure he could tell you some of the things he learned about life from our class, too. We were his first class at A.E. Phillips, and I am quite sure he will never forget us.

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Radiothon collects more than $155,000

Partners in Hope will give $20 a month for 12 months to end up with a total of $240, and fishbowls were set up on tables for people to drop bills or cash into. Also, area residents had the opportunity to purchase paper hearts to support the children’s hospital.
“It’s for a worthy cause,” Raley said. “The community has always been good, but it’s astonishing how much they do support.”
Mary Poe, the public service director for the Radio Center, said the center’s stations, Z-107.5 FM, The Peach 99.3 FM and ESPN 97.7 FM, broadcast appeals for donations.

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February 15th

’Dogs crush JSU 21-7

“That’s three mid-week games that we have to take care of, and we really took care of business, even our guys that haven’t had a chance to play a lot, too,” Simoneaux said. “We’ve always had a deep bench offensively.”
The ‘Dogs packed this latest victory away early, scoring four runs in each of the first two innings and then adding on a clinching three in the third after the Tigers had scored twice in the top half of the opening frame.
In the three-hour, 47-minute marathon, Tech scored nine runs (three in the sixth, five in the seventh) in the last three innings.

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Giving blood makes a difference

Just one blood donation can save up to three lives, and Sheila Snow, blood donor recruiter for LifeShare Blood Centers, said the donor base is rapidly decreasing in North Louisiana with blood types “O” and “B” the most needed.
“Right now, everything is being used,” Snow said. “We can’t keep anything on the shelf.”

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Marriage meets Valentine's

But once you’re married and both of your paychecks go into the same bank account, the rules change. Watching your partner blow money on an overpriced luxury that will never be used, which could have been spent on a vacation or put away for emergencies, is suddenly not so romantic.Because it’s not all about dollar value anymore, married couples are challenged to try other methods to make holidays and anniversaries more special. One way is to get creative — with either the gifts themselves or in their distribution.

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Jury elects Huntington as president

When Levy called for the vote, two jurors — Terry Knowles and David Hammons — changed their position and voted for Huntington giving her the win by a vote of 8-4. Owens, Allen, Henderson and Juror Annie Brown voted for Owens. Huntington, Albritton, Knowles, Hammons and jurors Mickey Mays, Bobby Dowling, Roy Glover and Jody Backus voted for Huntington.
“I commend the president (Allen) for his service,” Levy said after the election. “You’ve elected a fine young woman.”

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