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September 15th

Shelter gives aid to more than 100

As of Saturday afternoon, the shelter housed 125 evacuees, with the majority coming from Texas, said shelter manager Colleen Morgan.
“A lot of them are from Port Arthur, Orange and Beaumont, Texas,” Morgan said. “Only about 30 percent are from South Louisiana.”
Although a few evacuees trickled out of the shelter Saturday morning, Morgan said she’s expecting the rest to stick around until Monday.
Port Arthur resident Kevin Smith evacuated to the local church shelter alongside several family members. The 17-year-old clearly recalls catching wind of Ike’s landfall.

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G-Men, NSU try again

“For years, we heard from fans from both schools about getting this game back,” he said. “It makes incredible sense, being 65 miles apart and both being Football Championship Series schools. It’s tough to get non-conference FCS games. This is one with great fan interest, with a whole lot of common ground between the schools.”
The only other time that the two teams have met was 30 years ago, when GSU sneaked out of Shreveport’s Independence Stadium with a 14-13 victory.

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Why I hated Friday nights

Lucky for Mr. Barham, his story had a happy ending. They all don’t, though, which brings me to share the tale of my Friday nights in high school.
I started out my high school experience with the naïve, fresh-faced optimism that defined my pre-high school years. Little did I know at that time how quickly I’d descend into “adolescent angst,” as my mom so accurately described it.

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Events Center project must stay on track

The Events Center is part of a comprehensive plan for the old Albertsons building that now houses the parish library. In a parish without satellite library branches, many resources and much planning are invested in the library building.
The move to add an Events Center in a 20,000 square foot portion of the building now vacant will only enhance life in Lincoln Parish.

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Sportsman’s Jamboree revs up

The Sportsman Jamboree actually got its start in the Civic Center but quickly outgrew that facility.

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September 12th

Palin rocks Obama's world

Newsflash, buddies: That may be the way the good-humored retorts of a moosehunting mother of five sound to you, but not to the rest of America.
So next, lash out wildly as your world tumbles about you.
In Michigan, Obama personally attacked McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin as “shameless” (For you leftist supporters: That’s a bad thing.) and approved an ad accusing McCain and Palin of “lying about their records.”
That makes the second time in a month the high-minded Obama has called his critics liars.

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Fight against drugs must never stop

Drugs are a proven factor in other crimes — be it theft, violence or any number of crimes, the power of these mind-altering substances to overcome people’s good judgment cannot and should not be underestimated.
There are many recovering addicts who will tell you their lives fell apart as drugs began taking over, and they are glad to have the freedom that strong self-control gives back once they kick their respective habits.

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Aldredge finds a ‘home’ at NSU

Grandfather Corwyn Aldredge, Sr., was one of the all-time top football players at NSU, having been honored last year as a member of the school’s “Top 100 Players” team (“his name is everywhere and people say such good things about him,” Justin said).
Then there’s the basic fit of Aldredge being one of the promising newcomers for a Demons’ squad that will go for victory No. 2 Sunday afternoon with a regional showdown against Grambling State University.
The 6-1 and 205-pounder is serving as a backup safety and a member of the special teams after having redshirted last year.

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U.S. remembers infamous day

Other ceremonies are being held throughout the day around the country, including in Washington and in Pennsylvania. Barack Obama and John McCain are due at ground zero to pay silent respects.
Maureen Hunt, wearing a T-shirt with a picture of her sister, Kathleen, a 9/11 victim, said that it was comforting to be at the ceremony with so many who have lost loved ones.
“This is a place for us to meet,” said Hunt, who has come each year to pay her respects. “It is not getting easier to attend these ceremonies.”

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September 11th

Kittens kick off home slate

Road games await RHS and Creek. The Bearcats (1-0) play a District 1-5A opener against Natchitoches Central at Turpin Stadium on the campus of Northwestern State University and the Cougars (0-1) head to Jonesboro-Hodge (0-1). Both of those contests will also start at 7 p.m.
Here’s a look at each of the games involving parish teams Friday night:

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