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New queens crowned

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Girls of all ages took the stage Saturday night during the Miss Dixie Gem Peach/Princess Peach Pageant at the Dixie Center for the Arts.

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Ocie Roy Spillers

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Funeral services for Ocie Roy Spillers, 94, of Choudrant will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 10:00 AM at First Baptist Church in Choudrant with Rev. Werner Aswell and Rev. David Harrell officiating. The services will be under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. Spillers was born on March 13, 1917, and he entered his heavenly home on Saturday, June 18, 2011. He was owner of O. R.

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Bush in LP

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Former-president George W. Bush took a stroll on the Squire Creek Golf Course this morning before speaking to the attendees of the 2011 Squire Creek Peach Festival Luncheon.

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Library hires a program leader

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There’s a new face hovering around the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center.
Winnsboro native Emily Arnold began her new job this month as the programming coordinator for the Lincoln Parish Library.

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Children’s Home Life Skills Department hosts luau

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On June 7, the Life Skills Training Center of Louisiana United Methodist Children and Family Services (LUMCFS) hosted the first National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) event.

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Pet of the week

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Abbie is a young black and tan coonhound mix that is up-to-date on shots and is spayed.
She loves to be around people and might make a good family pet. Call 251-DOGS (251-3647) for more information about Abbie.

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NFL lockout tarnishing fan base

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Usually this time of year I’m started to get excited about the upcoming NFL season and what it means for the New Orleans Saints.
This year, I’m wondering if there will be a season at all. And like many pro football fans, I’m quickly becoming tired and disgusted of the ongoing battle between owners and players over a collective bargaining agreement.

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Cougars: Tough early slate

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When Ben Haddox came aboard Cedar Creek as its head football coach in 2010, he got a tough test right away.

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Andersen: An all-time Saints’ star

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Written for the LSWA
Morten Andersen distinguished himself for 25 NFL seasons, arguably kicking a football between two unforgiving goal posts better than anyone who has played the game.
Longtime NFL observers believe the left-footer is destined to land in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, and perhaps will be a first-ballot entrant with the Class of 2012 on the eve of Super Bowl XLVII (Feb. 3, 2013) in New Orleans.
According to former Saints Coach Jim Mora, who coached Andersen in New Orleans from 1982 through 1994, the “Great Dane’’ is a shoe-in for Canton.

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Williams-Harris event gives back to less fortunate

For Doug Williams and James “Shack” Harris, it’s all about helping others.

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