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Take baby steps to celebrate

It was a typical family gathering earlier this week in a nearby state. A baby shower was held to lend a hand to my second cousin and the new mom-to-be. Relatives and friends from both the future daddy and mommy’s sides played games, mingled and snacked on barbecue and cake. In one game, we were asked to fill out questions about care and responsibilities for newborn babies. My first cousin — a 30-year-old electrician who is also childless — tied with me for getting the most answers wrong.

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Dixie arts camp opens possibilities

Living in a rural parish sometimes limits the opportunities for people of all ages to get involved with the arts. Thankfully, that’s not the case in Lincoln Parish.
Organizations like the North Central Louisiana Arts Council work hard to provide arts education and experiences throughout our area. The Dixie’s Performing Arts Camp is another type of cultural event that broadens the outlook of participants.

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’Cats open 7-on-7 national play

Pool play will be held today and Friday before the participating teams will be seeded 1-32 and inserted into a championship bracket where a double elimination process is used, thus assuring that no team will be totally ousted from the event until Saturday’s final round.
Host Hoover High, a perennial national power and subject of a television reality show called “Two-a-Days”, is the defending champion and going after a second title during the past three years.

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Tech picks research park spot

“The primary reason is location,” Reneau said. “It will provide wonderful access to the university’s intellectual property and commercialization activities, as well as be a physical link to downtown Ruston.”
Reneau said Tech’s $25 million endeavor will, in the best-case scenario, stand up there in the next 10-15 years.

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A novel show

Eleven students’ original work, which includes, among other designs, an interactive pop-up book, an accordian book and a portfolio with prints pasted inside are available for viewing. Displayed atop the reference section shelves, the artful volumes are available for perusing, and viewers are invited to flip through the pages of many of the books, Hooker said.

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