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Malone eager for Tech delivery

He had earlier written a check out for $50,000 to be used exclusively for the volleyball program.
The fund was initiated by Malone and his family and will cover a wide range of areas, foremost being the installation of a new state-of-the-art court for the Thomas Assembly Center. Appropriately. It will be called the “Karl Malone Court.”
Bids on the playing surface that Malone called “state of the art, of the highest quality and as good or better than any court in the country” will start being taken on June 18 and installation is projected by the latter part of the summer.

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Parents can help fight alcohol use

Regardless of the cause of the drop, parents may play a vital role in preventing their children from using alcohol and other drugs.
Lincoln Parish Sheriff Capt. Wes Harris said one thing parents can do is to not enable their children and their friends to drink at home.
“There’s this notion that (if teenagers) are drinking in a parent’s house it is safer than if they go out on their own drinking somewhere,” Harris said.

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Choudrant digs for solutions

In the weeks leading up to the election, the support and opposition to the increased property taxes began to get ugly. Inside the village of Choudrant, many residents posted signs outside their houses which read “Vote Yes for Our Schools.” Other yards displayed signs which read “Vote No for Unfair Taxes.” A community-wide meeting in which the schools’ principals, Lincoln Parish Schools superintendent and the Choudrant school board representative spoke about the benefits of the increased property tax drew several visibly angry residents with concerns about the proposal.

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Alexander makes trip to Cuba

“We are a diverse group geographically and in our politics toward Cuba,” DeLauro said. “But we view this as an opportunity to learn, to create dialogue about issues of mutual concern.”
Joining Alexander, R-Quitman, and DeLauro were Democratic Reps. Marion Berry of Arkansas and Bob Etheridge of North Carolina, as well as Jack Kingston, R-Ga. All were making their first trips to the island, except Berry who was in Cuba in 2000.
DeLauro, Berry and Etheridge have all supported legislation to ease U.S. trade restrictions toward Cuba in the past, while Kingston has supported the embargo.

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