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June 4th

Complaint letter filed on library project

“It appears the Police Jury will not sign off on these plans unless a huge catering conference center requested by the CVB head, Kyle Edmiston, is included,” DeFreese wrote.
She also referred to a cooperative endeavor agreement passed in 2006 that worked out a deal to move the parish forward in the process of the Events Center project and work out funds for the Lincoln Parish Park. simultaneously.

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Summer, reading go together

Summer meant opening novels, pouring yourself into stories that put you anywhere other than the busy Shreveport neighborhood where you can only go four blocks before you’re breaking Mom’s rules.
Reading was kept a constant by the pressing promise of beginning-of-school tests and assignments that would keep us honest on the summer reading experience.

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Fair balance should fund universities

We stand at a point where we as a state must make decisions on how we fund public higher education.
There are many who say college tuition hikes are unfair because of schools’ already high costs. Many carry student loans for large portions of their professional lives, obtaining degrees that help them earn higher earning potential through borrowing tens of thousands of dollars for school.

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Winslow loved watching Dean play

Winslow should know about “Mean Fred,” the first ex-Bearcat and second former Bulldog ever to be recognized with the game’s highest honor.
From Winslow’s rookie season of 1979 through 1981, he and Dean were teammates with the San Diego Chargers.
While they were together three seasons, it would take only a few games for the five-time Pro Bowl selection and Chargers Hall of Fame honoree to realize the talent of one of the greatest defensive linemen in league history.

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Ruston OKs new subdivision

The council’s approval was subject to the suspensive condition of the developer installing reserved street connections approved by the public works director, as required by the subdivision code.

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June 3rd

Hinton named for ‘Bayou Bowl’

Hinton, a 5-11 and 165-pounder who was chosen to various postseason all-star squads the past two years, is currently the lone placekicker on the 40-player state roster. He is also the only player thus far selected out of District 1-5A.
The game will be held for the sixth consecutive year and feature a busy schedule for participants beginning Tuesday and extending into game day on Saturday.

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Stay sharp by reading this summer

That’s the type of reading the Lincoln Parish Library’s summer reading program emphasizes. Kids are encouraged to read all kinds of books — whatever they’re interested in — and to keep track of what and how much they’ve read during the summer months.
Then, prizes are awarded based on the end-of-summer total. This is a positive and fun way to keep kids reading even when school is out. Plus, the library has coordinated many activities and workshops scheduled for the next few months that tie into the reading program theme, “Get a Clue at Your Library.”

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Perfect parents don't exist

Most everything we learn about parenting comes from our parents or grandparents. While this information may be OK, it is still dated information. Technology has made some fascinating discoveries over the past few decades in all aspects of life. Parenting is no different. So why should parents of today base their parenting skills on information from 30 or 40 years ago when there is much newer information out there.

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Summer dangers surround youngsters

We’ll always encounter children on bikes or running and playing.
Sometimes kids aren’t aware of the dangers of simply crossing the road, or they’re just so caught up trying to get the ball, they may forget to look and see if it’s safe to cross.”
Criminal activity among young people also increases with the heat of summer, Hawkins said, with more instances of vandalism, thefts and fighting taking place.

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Gruden enjoys visit to Grambling

“I am a Tiger now,” said the sixth-year leader of the NFL’s Bucs after taking nearly an hour-long tour of the famed Lincoln Parish campus Sunday afternoon, courtesy of ex-Tigers’ football stars Doug Williams and James ‘Shack’ Harris. “I had always wanted to come here and see first-hand where all of these great athletes had played. I can truly say this is one of the most enjoyable and meaningful days of my life, to feel the tremendous sense of history and accomplishments that have been a part of this great school for so many years.”

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