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Expert: Critical designation key for water plan

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It’s no secret that North Louisiana is facing a water crisis.

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Easter celebration starts early

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Children scramble for goodies Saturday during the Choudrant Resortation and Beautification Society’s sixth annual Easter Festival. For more on Saturday’s holiday celebrations, see pages 2A and 10A.

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Dividing lines

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Many Lincoln Parish residents will soon have new representation on the school board and police jury.

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‘Real Men Only Beat Eggs’ serves up message of abuse

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The Domestic Abuse Resistance Team isn’t a girl’s club. It’s an organization dedicated to fighting a social problem that impacts everything from families and crime to economic development.

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Egging on fun times

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While attendees gathered around to meet the Easter Bunny, dozens of children scoured the land in the hopes of finding the most Easter eggs.
The Choudrant Resortation and Beautification Society held their sixth annual Easter Festival on Saturday.
Celeste Butler said there were about 100 children participating in the Easter egg hunt.
“We’re a little short of the turnout last year,” she said. “But you can see they’re having fun and enjoying themselves.”
She added how gratifying it is to have the parents bring their children out to an event like this.

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Cox, Martin, Richie are No. 1 for Creek

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MONROE — Josh Cox, Bannon Martin and Ruby Richie had championship performances for Cedar Creek High at the annual District 2-1A meet held earlier this week.
Cox was tops in the javelin (172-4) and Martin in the long jump (18-8.5) for the boys’ team and Richie was a title winner for the girls with a 12.5 clocking in the 100-meter dash.
Both Creek teams finished as runner-ups, as the Cougars had 113 points and the Lady Cougars ended with 122.5 points. Host Ouachita Christian School garnered the team championships with totals of 189 for the boys and 228 for the girls.

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RHS dominates 3-4A track meet

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Ruston High had a combined 25 first places to rule the throne at the annual District 3-4A track and field meet held at James Stadium earlier this week.

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No. 3 at nationals

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Ruston’s Martin Elshout (left) and Mark Price finished in third place at the recent Fishers of Men national championship bass tournament held at Lake Guntersville in Alabama.

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Texas hill country a world apart

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The bouncy tune with upbeat lyrics crackled across the air waves on daddy’s old Zenith battery powered radio. I was just a little tot but I remember hearing Gene Autrey sing “Deep in the Heart of Texas.” One phrase from the song has stuck in my head over the years ... “The stars at night shine big and bright ... deep in the heart of Texas.”
I doubt that June Hershey, who penned the lyrics in 1941, ever turkey hunted in the Texas Hill Country. Obviously though, she had stepped outside and gazed skyward on a clear Texas night for her inspiration.

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Grambling University Foundation, Inc. elects new officers

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GRAMBLING — No longer the Black and Gold Foundation, the renamed organization, Grambling University Foundation, Inc., elected new officers at its last luncheon meeting.

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