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Cedar Town comes early

“The Cedar Town Holiday Market supports programs from professional development to facility enhancement at the school,” said Linda Steed, development director at Cedar Creek. “(Preparing the market) is quite a lengthy process. (The Parents’ Club) has been working since last spring with preparations.”
Shelly Fuqua, market co-chair, said 40 vendors will be set up in the Civic Center, including The Fashion of Ruston, Doodlebugs, Dixie Chic Designs (custom stationery) Lauren Roebuck Designs (floral arrangements), The Children’s Shop and Lewis and Co.

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Audit ignites Grambling friction

“It’s a tough situation, because in 31 years of doing these audits I’ve never had city management refuse to sign a representation letter,” Green said. “As a result of that and the fact there were so many areas we didn’t have sufficient records and documentation to complete the audit, we have to disclaim an opinion.”

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’Cats hope to keep pace with Pats

“We’ll be playing a solid team that has had a lot of success down there and they do a good job in all phases of the game,” said RHS coach Billy Laird.
“They have very sound techniques on both sides of the football. It will be a good test for us in our last regular season game.”
While the ‘Cats deal with the Patriots, a game between district and Lincoln Parish rivals will be held across town.
Cedar Creek will host Grambling High in a showdown of 2-1A members, both of whom have had their good moments and not-so-good moments this season.
Kickoff times for the games will be 7 p.m.

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Dubach students fall silent

William Fields, a DHS teacher and pastor at Greater Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, led the service, talking about the dreams of each heavily school-involved student as well as the cause of death. He told the story of a young man under pressure who consumed prescription pills to relieve his stress and then never woke up. He talked about two girls who left a party drinking, tried to maneuver around another vehicle and encountered an 18-wheeler head-on.

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Another term for Landrieu good for La.

If nothing else, Louisianans have been proven to be a pragmatic people. We’ve been through four hurricanes in this state in the past three years. We are largely poor and largely rural.
Landrieu is also a practiced political hand in Washington. At 52, she has the possibility of much more service to the state ahead of her, as well.
Thinking practically, Democrats control Congress. The president, many felt before the race, had a good chance of being a Democrat.
That could have made sending a Republican to the Hill a little bit questionable for many voters.

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Obama makes history

Obama defeated Republican Sen. John McCain on Tuesday, with unofficial results showing a 338-163 electoral college win and Obama receiving 52 percent of the popular vote.
A top priority, the advisers said, would be picking a White House chief of staff to help manage the selections to come. Illinois Rep. Rahm Emanuel appeared headed for the job, said Democrats who spoke on condition of anonymity before the announcement, expected as early as today.

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