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March 19th

Ellis still has right touch

Ellis, the former legendary head coach of the Tigers, fired one in right across the plate to starting catcher Darsayle Pearson of Palmdale, Calif.
So straight down the “pipe” was the recently inducted American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Famer that first-year head coach Barrett Rey of Grambling approvingly grinned when somebody suggested that he might out to have Ellis ready for some relief chores during the day.

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Bank joins Habitat effort

On numerous occasions we have rattled the doors of our wealthiest citizens, assuming the above Bible verses were meant for them. However, when we compare the plights of those whom Habitat for Humanity helps with our circumstances, we often realize that we are truly blessed.

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A prayer needed and delivered

To begin with, Justin and Terri got a later start than they had expected. I guess I should not have been surprised: He is the product of his mother, and we’ve never hit our Line of Departure (that’s military speak for when and where you’re taking off from) in 26 years of trying.
I say trying, but I really think it’s become a matter of principal with Susan. It’s her way of saying, “You might be twice a big as me, but we aren’t leaving until I say so.”
You know what? She’s right.

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First $10,000 goal met

BanCorp South will continue the matching program until another $10,000 is raised for Habitat for Humanity. Habitat has completed 12 homes in Lincoln Parish.

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March 16th

GSU officer sentenced to two years

Complaints received by the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office led to an investigation in which an undercover agent allegedly had money stolen out of his car during a traffic stop and was also asked for cash to avoid charges.
Jackson initially entered a plea of not guilty in June 2006, but withdrew that plea and pled guilty to five counts of malfeasance in November. Third Judicial District Judge Wayne Smith sentenced him to two years on each count, totaling 10 years.
However, all but two years of that sentence was suspended.

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She is forever his bride

When it came time for the ground-breaking, her handsome husband walked over to get her for the photograph of all the dignitaries holding shovels by ground-breaking tradition.

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Help many others to see clearly

School of Art Director Jonathan Donehoo said just about everyone should have the ability to donate to the drive.
“The purpose is to gather all those old eyeglasses people don’t use any more that they are keeping in drawers somewhere,” he said. “This way we can put old eyeglasses to good use, rather than let them just sit there and gather dust.”

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Lyons going to ‘Top 28’ hall

As sure as another LHSAA season tips off in November, so it is expected for his Kittens’ teams to win a district championship, corner victories in the bi-district, regional and quarterfinal rounds and then pack up for the “Top 28” tournament.
“Coach Lyons does a tremendous job with his program,” said head coach Kyle Hill of Cedar Creek High during his debut season with the latter team during the 2005-2006 season. “He’s one of the great coaches in our state and he always has his teams ready to play hard and with a lot of intensity.”

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Residents catch glimpse of China

•China is a huge bureaucracy. The term could be applied to everything from commercial licensing to university entrance examinations.
•The country as it exists today is largely communist party driven. There are some areas of corruption especially in terms of licensing fees and regulations.
•China is made up of massive territories which each have their own form of dynamism from business growth supported by a huge work force.
•The links of commerce and government are extensive and complicated with highly developed fields in such things as engineering and porcelain manufacture.

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March 15th

Students’ fund raising makes impact

“It’s not just the person battling with cancer. The relay is also to support the people who live with the person fighting cancer,” Siegmund said. “I know what the other families are going through.”
One way the school is helping to raise funds is by offering a chance for students to ditch their uniforms and wear personal clothes for a $1 donation during “No-Uniform Day.”

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