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Jordan Dunn continues family success in lifting

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Like father, like son.
In the mid-1980s, Butch Dunn established a new Louisiana Tech University powerlifting mark in the deadlift division and earned All-American honors.
Now, son Jordan is continuing the family’s winning tradition in the sport.
The younger Dunn earned three medals for the United States Junior Team that recently competed in the World Championships held in Canada.

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Sportsman’s Jamboree nears

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Louisiana wildlife biologist to speak at Sept. 15 event
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She’s a pretty tough old bird. She suffered with everybody else following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, relinquished her spot in the limelight during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 but every other September, she’s been there sharing information and entertainment that people have enjoyed for the past 31 years.

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Hunter vies for Jury seat

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Hazel D. Hunter has announced that she will seek re-election for Lincoln Parish Police Juror for District 2 on Oct. 22.
“I am ready and eager to serve again for the people of Lincoln Parish and this great state of Louisiana,” Hunter said. “I would like to thank the citizens of District 2 for their support and involvement during the past four years. The achievements that the Police Jury has made would not have been possible without your providing me with the insight to present to the jury and bring these issues to fruition.”

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Remembering 9/11

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Program honors local first responders
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The entire school fell silent, except for the sound of coins clanking in an aluminum bucket, on Friday as A.E. Phillips Principal Carynn Wiggins provided a visual and auditory depiction of how many people died during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
Wiggins poured more than 2,800 pennies, provided by Adopt-A-School partners Community Trust Bank, to help students understand how many people died on that fateful day, during the school’s annual Patriot Day Ceremony. This year’s ceremony marked the 10th anniversary of the tragic event.

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Recalling the day

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Residents share their reactions on Sept. 11
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Today marks the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, a group of 19 terrorists from the terrorist group al-Qaeda hijacked four commercial planes filled with passengers. Two of the planes were crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York, one was flown into the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., and the fourth was crashed in a field in Pennsylvania after passengers attempted to take control of the plane from the terrorists. Close to 3,000 people lost their lives in the attacks.

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Health Hut revealed

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Those without medical insurance in Lincoln Parish can offer up a sigh of relief as The Health Hut rolls out on Monday morning.
On Thursday afternoon, more than 150 members of the community – both those involved with the medical field and those not – joined together at the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the culmination of The Health Hut with founders Dr. Leonel Lacayo and his wife Lisa.
“This is something we have been called by God to do,” Lacayo said.

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Blue Star mothers show pep

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During the Communitywide Pep Rally on Saturday, the Blue Star Mothers, an organization for mothers of current or former soldiers, were on hand to answer questions and show their support. The pep rally featured a patriotic theme since it was the day before the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Pictured are Blue Star Mothers (left to right) Angie Sanders, Caroline Russell, JoAnn Barr, Mae Elliott, Colette Minnifield and Linda Richardson.

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Kindergartners learn to write names

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Kindergarten
Kindergarten has been very busy during the first few weeks of school. We have been working with the letters of our names. We are learning to write our names correctly. Some students enjoyed spelling out their names in Play-Doh.
We also stared our first sight words with color words. The students sang the Color Farm song while identifying the different color word characters. The classes have already written two collaborative books. These are only the first of many that the students will write and illustrate this year. 
Third grade

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Cedar Creek

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Cheerleaders win at camp
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Pictured (left) are the varsity cheerleaders. First row left to right Lauren Spillers, co-captain; Kayla Kendrick, captain; and Morgan Mills, co-captain. Second row left to right: Taylor Nealy, Caley Pyles, Robin Jiles, Katie Howard, Lilla Jimmerson, Brooke Lolley and Jamie Bimle. Third row, left to right: Justine Ker, Allison Ewing, Morgan Lolley, Jordan Davis, Noelle Futch and Hannah Haymaker. 

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Lincoln Parish students remember Sept. 11

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Students in elementary schools across the parish are too young to remember what happened on Sept. 11, 2001. However, parents, educators and community members seem to have worked to make sure that even those who weren’t born never forget what happened.
Several students at local elementary schools were excited to share their knowledge and thoughts about 9/11.

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