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January 5th

The blind give back to the community

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As we all sit down to make our New Year’s resolutions for 2012. We all hope we can keep, at least one of them in my case. For many of us we have a sudden urge at the beginning of a new year to start fresh and take care of ourselves and others.
For some reason the holidays come around and the New Year starts and we all feel like being a little more generous. I started thinking about this, with the help of a blind friend of mine from Utah, and how that can relate to blind people.

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Yesterday's sands, tomorrow's seeds

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Physicians have said for years that the months of December and January have been the months that most people suffer depression. It seems that people get consumed with the negatives about going back to work, family leaving after the holidays, and not to mention the fact that December is the month most people spend more than they should. It is these sands of yesterday and memories of the year before that keep them in a pool of misery.

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Maudine Pepper Jeffcoats

Maudine Pepper Jeffcoats, age 87 of Simsboro, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 after a long life as a much loved wife; a caring and adored mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother; and as a faithful, supportive friend.

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January 4th

Board passes millage resolution

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Residents will be asked to vote on two propositions in April 21 elections

The Lincoln Parish School Board will be asking voters to renew two separate millage taxes in April.
The Consolidated School District No. 1 Special Operating and Maintenance millage is set to expire after 2012 collections, and the Ruston District No. 1 Special Operating and Maintenance millage is set to expire after 2013 collections. The vote, set for April 21, will ask for both taxes to be extended for 10 years.

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Chorus to perform a cappella

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The Dixie Center for the Arts will play host to a chorus and performer in an event that is for all ages.
Piney Hills Harmony Chorus of Sweet Adelines and Todd C. Martin, an Elvis impersonator, will perform at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Dixie. Tickets for the event are $15 for adults, $10 for students ages 6-18 and seniors 60-plus and $25 for special silver seating (reserved seats in the front two rows).

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GSU, Tech see vacant staff positions cut

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While many think of Christmas and New Year’s as a time of giving, the opposite has been true for the two universities located within the boundaries of Lincoln Parish.
Instead of spending the holidays worrying about gifts for their families or what their holiday plans were, administrators from both Grambling State University and Louisiana Tech University spent their Christmas breaks trying to crunch numbers on their budgets after the University of Louisiana System announced that each school would be facing a 5.01 percent budget reduction from the system.

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Tech kinesiology professor selected to present at national conference

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David Szymanski, associate professor of kinesiology and Eva Cunningham Endowed Professor in Education at Louisiana Tech University, has been selected to present at the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s (NSCA) annual Coaches Conference, Monday in San Antonio, Texas.
The presentation titled, “In-season Training for the Pitcher — The Why and How,” will describe the physiological responses to baseball pitching during simulated and intra-squad games.
Szymanski will offer specific recommendations for designing in-season strength and conditioning programs for starting, middle relief and closing pitchers.

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NCLAC to offer bookmaking class with Frank Hamrick

The North Central Louisiana Arts Council will host a bookmaking workshop with Louisiana Tech Professor Frank Hamrick.
This workshop will focus on the introduction of various bookbinding methods, tools and materials.
The classes will be held on Tuesdays beginning March 20 until April 24 from 6-8 p.m. at the Masur Museum of Art, in Monroe.

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Revival summit set

Cook Baptist Church to play host for Life Action’s traveling team

Life Action, a ministry dedicated to living and teaching practical, daily applications from God’s Word, is coming to Ruston, Sunday through Jan. 18, to hold a revival summit.
Through a series of evening services and seminars at Cook Baptist of Ruston, the Life Action team will present messages and worshipful music focusing on God’s life-giving truths.
The summit will begin Sunday at 10:15 a.m. and continue through Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. During this time, there will be instructional teaching, family seminars, music and programs for children and youth.

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‘Pack the House’ nears

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Tech going for fifth straight national promotion title
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Louisiana Tech University’s football team won a Western Athletic Conference title in 2011.
Now, can the school’s game management and marketing department join the championship circles this year?
Tech will be seeking a fifth consecutive — yes, five in a row — “Pack the House” promotional crowns on Feb. 4.

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