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Legislators should help sale work out

Another of the responsibilities that none of us could have seen coming up until the end of February involves the chicken plant in Farmerville.
After a month of wheeling and dealing by state officials, a deal to save the plant after Pilgrim’s Pride announced its looming shutdown was reached with a California-based company.

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Thoughts on the single life

What is it about going it alone that is uncomfortable for the populace these days? Think you’ll never walk alone? Try being single and going to a party where there’s more pairs than a U.S. Figure Skating Championships event. In our celebrated youth, girls dream of finding Prince Charming, capable of rescuing her to Camelot while falling into the bliss abyss of love. Guys are a little different, aren’t they? This element of “sowing” one’s oats always seems to be the topic of conversation, when you never realized that horses, barns or General Mills’ Quaker cereal was part of the love potion.

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GSU spring game set Saturday

“There are two things I’ve been concerned about this spring — effort and fundamentals.” Broadway said. “The thing is, I’ve seen problems with both. But we’re a young team and it’s going to take some time.
“I haven’t been pleased with our overall effort this spring and I’m hoping things pick up in the Black and Gold game. I just want to be able to come away from the game healthy and see strong effort and concentration on fundamentals.”

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Parish spruce-up mixed with education, entertainment

“Let’s show people how we could look if we quit littering,” Emory said. “There is not a roadway one can go down where they do not see litter. The biggest harm I see is this presents a very bad image of the area. In the economic times we find ourselves in today, everything we can do to improve our image could improve our economic situation.”

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Give veterans recognition they deserve

These men and women, as well as their families, are our friends and neighbors. The reality of war and service to one’s country is very much alive here in Lincoln Parish, and several local opportunities exist for us to honor their service.

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Let kids LEAP free of drama

The LEAP exam — given annually to the state’s fourth- and eighth-graders — is based on knowledge students are supposed to possess at that grade level. Every year, some local children fail this test and are held back. Every year, the school system searches for new ways to improve the students’ scores on the LEAP, as well as the high school Graduate Exit Exam and iLEAP, a test taken by students in grades 3, 5, 6, 7 and 9.

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Baker belies ‘nice guy’ image

Now, the 5-11 and 208-pound free safety is set to enter upon what should be a special final season with the red and blue.
Baker will be not only one of the key returnees from the Bulldogs’ eight-win, Independence Bowl championship-winning squad, but also one of the top-rated secondary players in the country. But on the field, watch out.
He could very well be Tech’s next high selection in the annual National Football League draft.
But the next level can wait.

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Ruston High braces for mock crash

To make the scene more realistic, firefighters, police officers and emergency personnel will respond as they would in a real DWI crash by attempting to save the victims and arresting the guilty parties.
“It basically gives the students a better understanding of what happens when a serious crash occurs and all the resources it takes to handle the incident,” Ruston Police Capt. Kevin Peden said. “Some of these mock crashes have been very emotional for students as well as parents who have been there.”

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