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Cougars, Kittens home Friday

In the other contest involving a parish squad, Ruston High (2-2) will make another trek westward with a District 1-5A test against Byrd High.
Kickoff times for all of the games will be 7 p.m.
Cedar Creek, one of the state’s most successful 1-A classified programs after four games, will go up against the very team that defeated Grambling High 51-12 this past weekend.
The Tigers will come into the Cougars’ facility with a 2-2 record and two-game victory streak, having defeated Pickering 19-16 the week prior to rolling past the Kittens.

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LPDC issues must be solved quickly

The public needs to know if it is or if it isn’t a criminal issue as soon as the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office does.
Beyond that trouble, it’s time to get the detention center under control. The commission that runs it has been operating at a budget deficit this year, and the center has been at capacity for almost a decade.
Inmates are farmed out to other holding facilities around the state, at significant cost to the commission.

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Plane battles begin in pre-k

Melane Slocum is the teacher, and Miranda Warren is the class paraprofessional who also holds a degree in psychology from Dillard University in New Orleans. In her first month working with the class, Warren observed some of the children finding it a challenge to get along. Consequently, the students are receiving lessons in sharing and good manners, along with math and reading concepts.
“If we have two airplanes, some will want to keep both instead of sharing with another child,” Warren said.

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Private firm to run LPDC

“We don’t know exactly what we have,” Stone said. “We had submissions that there was some bond money missing, and we don’t know if it was taken or if there was an error.”
The commission has been facing a budget deficit of about $100,000 but has about a $400,000 fund balance leftover from last year. The temporary contract with LaSalle is for $15,000 per month, Stone said, and the commission hopes to have a permanent decision made by the Jan.1, 2008, contract end date. That decision could be that a more long-term contract with LaSalle will be on the table, Stone said.

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