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Jury approves property bid, tables action on others

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Lincoln Parish Police Jurors made a few decisions regarding surplus property during their monthly meeting on Tuesday.
Tom Jones purchased the jury-owned old sanctuary building of the former Temple Baptist Church, located on Alabama Avenue, for $94,500. This was slightly higher than the minimum bid a buyer could offer, which was set at $94,000.

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Tourney begins today

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Locals favored in the regional contest
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Louisiana has a 50-50 chance of having a representative in the 2011 Big League World Series starting today.
To get there — Easley, S.C., July 26-Aug. 5 — either one of two teams from a state district will have to survive the Southwest Regional tournament that will be held at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
The pre-tourney favorite, North Louisiana-based District 5, will face Texas West of Arlington in a 7:30 p.m. contest tonight. That game will follow a 4 p.m. tourney opener pitting South Louisiana-based District 2 against Texas East from The Woodlands.

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‘Living Well’ to publish Sunday

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Daily Leader readers can learn about a different aspect of leading a good life on Sunday as they open their papers to find a brand new edition of the quarterly Living Well magazine.
Living Well Editor Elizabeth DeGrie said readers can learn about various ways different people in the community are striving to lead happy lives.
“Part of leading a great life is knowing when to take a break and do what you love,” DeGrie said. “This edition is packed full of people displaying what it is that they love to do.”

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Search warrant served at water system office

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The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office is further investigating a report of an internal theft of the Wesley Chapel Water System.
On Tuesday, former system employee Sandra B. Lawson, 48, of 2350 Louisiana Highway 818, was arrested and charged with felony theft over $1,500 in connection with the case.
On Thursday, sheriff’s deputies reportedly served a search warrant at Wesley Chapel Water System, located at 256 Mondy Road in the southwest portion of the parish. LPSO Public Information Officer Maj. Stephen Williams said deputies arrived around 11 a.m. and worked for about two hours.

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Guitar skills on tap at NCLAC Academy

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Tech music professor to offer lessons in finger-style playing
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There are numerous musical talents to be fostered, and with the help of the North Central Louisiana Arts Council area teens and adults will have the chance to learn to play guitar.
Jessica Slaughter, education coordinator for NCLAC, said the purpose of this event is to give the community an intensive setting for learning to play guitar.
“Participants will learn finger-style guitar through rote learning with Cain Budds,” Slaughter said.

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Man faces charges after A&T Control stakeout

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A stakeout by Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control agents Tuesday night resulted in an arrest that has a Ruston man facing charges for drugs and for purchasing alcohol on behalf of a minor.
Tyler Martin Langford, 21, of 301 Hodges Road in Ruston, was arrested at 10:42 p.m. Tuesday and charged with purchase of alcohol on behalf of a person under 21, open container in a vehicle, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, possession of schedule IV drugs and possession of schedule III drugs.

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Tech reaches out through social media

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Capitalizing on the Internet’s most revolutionary and transformative communications tools, Louisiana Tech University is drawing students, alums and fans closer to its campus in new and innovative ways. Social media services such as Facebook and Twitter, and mobile media technologies such as iPhone apps are helping Tech stay connected with its many communities.

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Tech, NLMC team to fight breast cancer

Breast cancer affects one in eight women. The most recent American Cancer Society study estimates in the United States there will be around 2,140 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed in men in 2011 and that around 450 men will die from breast cancer this year.
Louisiana Tech University athletics has been involved in Bulldogs Tackling Breast Cancer for four years, and this will mark the second year that the Northern Louisiana Medical Center will be involved in the event.

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Sad to see end of Space Shuttle era

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I realize it’s a sign of today’s tough times, but it’s still hard for me to believe that NASA’s Atlantis is on its final voyage before the Space Shuttle program is shuttered after 30 years of service.
A science fair project I did in eighth grade was on the then-planned Space Shuttle program — the first launch didn’t happen until I was close to graduating and moving on to college. But I still remember watching the Columbia soar to the heavens that day, signaling another win for America in the “Space Race.”

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Addicted to a magical world of fantasy

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What is a star without light?
What is music without melody?
What is a cookie without dough?
One may as well ask — and indeed, there are many who do — what is Saraf Ahmed without Harry Potter?

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