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Resignations are rampant

Sales and Use Tax Commission Administrator Jerry Moore said he’s worried about the next time the board needs a quorum.
Lincoln Parish Police Jury President Mickey Mays, Police Juror Skip Russell, Jim Kessler and Joe Mitcham from the Lincoln Parish School Board and Jim Pearce from the Ruston City Council all left the group.
The body is responsible for collecting taxes and distributing them to parish municipalities.

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Jackson bidding for WAC honor

Six of the top 10 ranked receivers are back and so are eight of the top 10 listed scorers.
Any one of those players, if they perform this season as they did in 2007, could win the award.
Here’s 10 players to keep in mind as the 2008 campaign nears as to being leading candidates for the top offensive honor in the WAC:

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Remember why we celebrate

Since this day more than 200 years ago, the U.S. population has exploded.
According to www.census.gov., it has grown from 2.5 million people in 1776 to 304 million today.
Soldiers and war veterans are frequently honored on July 4 for putting their lives at risk for their country. At Temple Baptist Church tonight, veterans are invited to participate in the Parade of U.S. flags.
Earlier this week, the Methodist Children’s Home invited Fort Polk soldiers and retired Air Force Col. Roger Taylor to their annual patriotic program to help the young people put faces with patriotism.

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Education advances in session

Louisiana has long been a place, as our governor so often reminds us, that college graduates leave. We’re tired of having to take a plane to visit our children once they graduate, too, governor.
And with two institutions in our backyard that train teachers to be highly qualified and highly desirable, is it any wonder that they have long viewed the compensation available to Louisiana’s teachers inadequate and moved away?

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Wandering bear taken to safety

John Hanks, a wildlife biologist with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, said the bear was a 3 or 4 year-old male weighing approximately 140 pounds with an Arkansas tag on his ear.
The tag indicated he was from that area and either he or his mother had been caught before. Bears can travel up to 20 miles a day, and this one was likely in search of a home range, Hanks said.
“A lot of times they’ll leave (town) on their own, but he happened to go the wrong way,” he said.

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