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Alderman’s property to be demolished

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Ruston City Councilmen on Monday approved the demolishment of property belonging to one of their own.
Aldermen voted 4-0 to permit city officials to tear down the childhood home of Ward 1 alderman Levell Thurman, who owns the home with his siblings.
“It was Mother and Daddy’s house,” said Thurman, who abstained from the vote. “It’s been vacant for about eight years — since my brother moved out. Everybody else had their own houses, and it just fell apart. We probably didn’t keep it up like we should have.”

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Chamber will offer social media workshop

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Area business and organization leaders can learn how to use the social media to boost awareness and attract target clients during a social media workshop Aug. 17 sponsored by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.
Amy Kinnaird, a business online marketing strategist from Shreveport, will conduct the workshop titled “How to Build Your Business with Social Media — It’s Not Your Kid’s Facebook Anymore!”
Cost is $89 for Chamber members and $100 for non-members. A morning and afternoon session will be offered, with each limited to 25 participants.

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District 5 team finally falls

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EASLEY, S.C. — Louisiana’s District 5 team finally bumped into a road block at the 2010 Big League World Series Monday night.
After cruising through its first three games and eyeing a berth in tonight’s semifinal round of the United States division, the north Louisiana-based squad was a 5-2 victim of the West Regional champions from Thousand Oaks, Calif.
The loss ended the season for Manager Eddie Parkman’s club, which compiled an overall record of 36-6 and going 3-1 in the BLWS.

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Oliveira to guide GSU soccer program

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University has named Marcia Oliveira as the fourth head coach of the Lady Tigers soccer program, announced Athletics Director Lin Dawson.
Oliveira comes to Grambling after most recently serving the University of South Dakota for two years in the same capacity where, in 2008, she guided the Coyotes during their transition into Division I.
Before joining the Coyotes staff, Oliveira served six years as head women’s soccer coach at Sam Houston State, where she was responsible for building the program from the ground up.

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Learning to swim can save lives

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Flipping through television channels as I wound down Monday night, I ran across a “Breaking Local News” bulletin on a Shreveport news station. That caught my attention, so I stopped to see what it was all about it.
Seconds later, I was gasping “No!” … horrified by what I was seeing and hearing unfold on the screen.
Six teenagers in Shreveport … none knowing how to swim … dead after drowning after they accidently walked into a sinkhole while playing in the Red River.

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Parents can play a part in children’s school success

Local schools will be in session once again in just a few short weeks.
Parents who want to increase the chances that their child will have a successful school year might try some of the following strategies:
• Read to children at night — Hearing an adult read aloud helps kids learn word pronunciation and how to use the words in the appropriate context. Using funny or scary voices might help spark or maintain the listener’s interest.

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