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Chamber not working with AdCom

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The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce announces that it is not associated with the solicitation of ads for maps being pushed by Universal AdCom of Arlington, Texas.
“We are not working with them,” Chamber President Scott Terry said. “They are lying when they tell local businesses the project is affiliated with the chamber of commerce.”

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Library hosts weekly Historical Happenings

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‘Golden Month’ to include Thursday speakers
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The Lincoln Parish Library celebrates its 50th year of service to the residents of Lincoln Parish this month with a special “Golden Month” of programs and activities including hosting weekly Historical Happenings programs.
These programs will be held in the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center at 6:30 p.m. Thursday nights throughout the month of October.

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Increase abandoned

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Village of Simsboro votes down sewer rate change

SIMSBORO — There will be no sewer rate changes in the Village of Simsboro at this time.
At a public hearing on Oct. 1, Mayor Willie Hendricks explained Ordinance 04-12 to amend sewer rate changes.
“This is what everyone has been waiting for,” said Hendricks at the public hearing.
The hearing was held at the Village of Simsboro during the monthly town hall meeting on Oct. 1.

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Exercise helps decrease the chance of breast cancer

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so this is a good time to highlight the benefits of exercise in reducing the risk of breast cancer. There has been extensive research done on the causes and prevention of this type of cancer. Some of this research suggests an increase in physical activity, even later in life, can reduce your risk of developing breast cancer by 20 percent. Experts recommend a mere 30 minutes of light to moderate activity five times a week.

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Area Zetas have successful round-up

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Area members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority participated in an informative planning meeting recently at the Lincoln Parish Library Lincoln Community room. Zetas signed up for several committees for the 2012-13 year. The Grambling State University Chapter announced the Homecoming weekend activities celebrating 60 years of finer womanhood, sisterly love, scholarship and community service on the GSU campus. Special guest was newly appointed Area V Coordinator Elberta Griffin.
Members enjoyed a lunch of meatballs, chicken salad, pasta salad, fruit salad, assorted crackers, cake and iced tea.

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Memorial to honor George Mack

The late George Mack Sr. devoted 39 years of his life to the Lincoln Parish School Board. Anyone who ever met him, or at very least, sat through a school board meeting, knew that Mack loved children and wanted to make their educational experience a success.
Mack died on Feb. 22 after a lengthy illness, and now the Lincoln Parish School System is working to create a memorial in his name.

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Amendments are numerous

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The presidential race between incumbent Democrat Barak Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney may be drawing the most attention this election season, but Louisianans have more decisions to make than just who’ll lead the country for the next four years.
There are also nine proposed state constitutional amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot, plus one local-option vote that would allow parishes to impose term limits on school board members.
Unfortunately, constitutional amendments are pretty common in the Bayou State. The 1921 constitution had 536 of them. Finally, in 1970 voters rebelled, defeating all 53 amendments proposed that year.

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Tech’s Spence: All-American guy

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High-achieving student active in community service
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Chandler Spence’s career stats at Louisiana Tech University — two receptions for seven yards — aren’t going to earn him any All-American honors.
However, just about everything else about the senior tight end will. Chandler is about as All-American as a young man can be.
Academically, he is impressive.
After signing with Louisiana Tech out of Lamar High School in February of 2008, Chandler made the most of his football scholarship in the classroom as he earned his bachelor’s degree in business management and entrepreneurship in just three years.

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Rematch: Top 25 showdown

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Tech, A&M earn high rankings since originally slated date
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Hurricane Isaac might have postponed that late August season opener between Louisiana Tech and Texas A&M, but it’s also set up a meeting of Top 25 teams.
That’s how things have transpired since the Bulldogs (5-0) and Aggies (4-1) were originally slated to play at Shreveport’s Independence Stadium back on Aug. 30.
Tech and A&M will finally collide at the Shreveport facility on Saturday starting at 8:15 p.m.

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Creek is No. 6 in state rankings

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Despite a victory, Cedar Creek High dropped from No. 5 to No. 6 in the weekly Class 1A Louisiana Sports Writers Association poll announced on Monday.
The Cougars (5-1), a 48-8 winner over Grambling High in a District 2-1A opener Friday night, earned 79 points from the 11-member voting panel.
Haynesville (4-2), who had earlier defeated Cedar Creek 42-21, took over the No. 5 slot with 88 points.

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