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December 5th

Singing for Santa in Railroad Park

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Students from the Lincoln Parish Early Childhood Center were among area children from seven area schools who performed Christmas songs Friday night at Railroad Park.

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Safe at home for the holidays

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Editor’s note: This is the first article in a three-part series as part of the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office Holiday Campaign. Today’s story looks at holiday decorating. Next Sunday’s article will focus on shopping safety, and an article on Dec. 19 will focus on protecting families from home invasions.
Leader News Service
As the holiday season gets in full swing, Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike Stone urges residents to keep fire safety in mind when they do holiday decorating.

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Get into the Christmas spirit with Coffee, Cake and Carols

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, what with Ruston High School choir’s upcoming performance of Coffee, Cake and Carols.
At 7 p.m. Monday at the Ruston Civic Center, the 74-student choir that includes the beginning girls’ choir, advanced choir and chamber singers will perform a mix of secular and sacred music. Newly installed choir director Mindy Martin said performances will include traditional and nontraditional songs that date from the 1500s to present day.

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Grambling police chief urges residents to be vigilant

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It’s the season of giving.
But unfortunately, it can also be the season of taking.
Grambling Police Chief Tommy Clark reminded town residents during Thursday’s City Council meeting that the holiday season is the time of year that they should be on the lookout for any suspicious goings on.

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Differences between men and women

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“I don’t know!” I told her for the umpteenth time. “The answer is not going to change until probably the day we leave.” For whatever reason, this was driving the woman I promised to love, honor and not organize events the way she would do it crazy. Let me explain.

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No cookie cutter recipe for success

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Hillcrest is proud to have an School Performance Score of 119.2.
Having a score like this requires the teamwork of everyone involved — students, teachers, office staff, paraprofessionals, cafeteria staff, custodial staff, parents, etc. After receiving the news about our score, we discussed the reasons we feel that we did so well. This is a great opportunity to share what came out of that discussion.

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Maxwell: Dr. Nanda reaches audience

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On a recent evening, The Chris Andrews Lecture Series hosted a presentation by Dr. Anil Nanda of the Louisiana State University Medical School in Shreveport at Trinity United Methodist Church. The title of his talk was “The Scalpel, The South, and the Spirit.”
As a surgeon, Dr. Nanda has a well-earned reputation of a gifted healer but left his audience with the feeling that he also is a comforter and encourager. For almost an hour, he kept us spellbound in his praise for the South and the warmth and grace of our people.

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Help put a stop to hate

As we head into the midst of the holiday season — a time of goodwill toward men — it’s important to remember that life doesn’t always work that way.
But we should remain ever vigilant in an attempt to see that it does.

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Town holds annual Christmas Festival

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Residents of Dubach celebrate the holidays like every other small town in Louisiana, by having a festival.
After nearly 10 years of holding a Christmas Festival, Dubach residents have not lost sight of their Christmas spirit.
“To celebrate Christmas in Dubach, (DRABO) hold the Christmas Festival,” said Judy Beavers, vice president of Dubach Restoration and Beautification Organization. “The holiday season is about love and fellowship. This is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season as a community.”
The inside of the Scott Hamilton Warehouse was filled with arts and craft booths.
Cheryl Klopping had a booth inside the warehouse. She said she has never been to Dubach before.

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Garden Club, museum decorate for season

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The Ruston Garden Club decorates the Lincoln Parish Museum exterior for Christmas every year. President Jane Shell and member Johnnie Hogan assist Ed Shell with final touches. The museum, located at 609 N. Vienna St., is open Tuesday-Friday.

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