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Election choices

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Nine amendments on November ballot

Editor’s note: The following information was provided by the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana. It is the first in a series of articles by PAR that the Daily Leader will print relating to the proposed Constitutional Amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot. Today’s article focuses on Constitutional Amendment No. 1. Articles may be edited for space.
Louisiana voters will be asked to decide nine proposed amendments to the Louisiana Constitution on the Nov. 6 ballot. These proposals were approved by legislators during the 2012 Regular Session. Those receiving a majority vote in the statewide election will be enacted.

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Second Chance Car Show

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A line-up of unique vehicles could be spotted at the North Louisiana Exhibition Center during the Second Chance Car, Truck and Bike Show held this past weekend.
“It’s anything other than your average vehicle on the road. It might be modified by suspension, paint or body modification,” said Josh Burson, vice-president of Southern Attitudz Car Club, which organized the show. “We also have racing cars, hot rods and rat rods, which are vehicles thrown together from random parts — a Heinz 57.”

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Sharecroppers Band to perform

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The Lincoln Parish Library will host award-winning Cajun fiddler Hadley Castille’s Sharecroppers Band, along with Castille’s granddaughter and award-winning Cajun Fiddler Sarah Jayde, at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the Library Events Center.
Hadley J. Castille and the Sharecroppers Band offer South Louisiana Cajun fiddle music.
According to his website biography, “Castille’s incredible gift of expression and musical interpretations of turn-of-the-century songs, along with a swing influenced sound captures both heart and soul, and creates an intoxicating blend of both the traditional and contemporary.”

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Jury decides where funds should go

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The Lincoln Parish Police Jury Finance Committee voted to boost funding for some local agencies and eliminate monies for others during their meeting on Tuesday.
Chair Jody Backus said the jury has not seen much of an increase in funding, meaning that allocations should be conservative.
“We cannot, in good conscience, award more than we did in 2012,” he said.

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AT&T donates $1,000 to local Boys and Girls Club

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State Rep. Robert E. Shadoin joined officials from the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana in Ruston to accept a $1,000 check from AT&T.
The Boys and Girls Club will use the funding to help support its mission of enabling all young people to reach their full potential.
Pictured, from left to right, are Shadoin, Eldonta' Osborne, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club, and Troy J. Broussard, AT&T regional director.

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LPB auction features six local artists’ work

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The work of six area artists is getting statewide attention during the 2013 Louisiana Public Broadcasting Art and Travel
Piney Hills Gallery and the North Central Louisiana Arts Council are sponsoring a segment of the auction, appropriately named “Piney Hills Gallery.”
Participating artists this year are Julie Crews, Josh Chambers, Adrian Gipson, Hooshang Khorasani, Catherine McVea and Lisa Mullikin.

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Tech professor’s paper published in journal

Anne Reynolds-Case, an assistant professor of Spanish at Louisiana Tech University, has had an article published in the journal Hispania.
The article, “Exploring How Non-native Teachers Can Use Commonalities with Students to Teach the Target Language,” discusses the findings of a qualitative study which demonstrates how teachers who are non-native speakers of the target language can apply their past learning experiences in their classes.

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RHS students participate in Lincoln Total Community Action’s annual banquet

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Pictured above are Ruston High School students Ambria Holmes, Erin Goree, Yusef Fleming, Jacquenequa Smith, Chris Candler, Sasha Hudson, Savannah Sampson and Instructor Darlene Johnson posing for a quick photo during the Board of Directors of Lincoln Total Community Action’s annual banquet on Sept. 27 at the Ruston Civic Center.

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Protect home from fires

As the weather slowly gets cooler, now is the time to start thinking about fire prevention.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, home fires are more prevalent in the winter than in any other season. Cooking is the leading cause of winter residential building fires at 36 percent, followed by heating at 23 percent.
The USFA also emphasizes that space heaters account for about one-third of home heating fires and approximately 80 percent of the home heating fire deaths.

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Recognize domestic abuse

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It’s no secret that domestic violence is alive and flourishing in Lincoln Parish.
According to the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, 72 males and nine females have been arrested for domestic violence charges this year in Lincoln Parish.
In fact, just last month a Ruston man was charged with attempted murder in what appeared to be a domestic disturbance.

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