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Clean audit for GSU

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LLA: New personnel helped with good review
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Grambling State University received good news earlier this month when the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s annual financial report found nothing worrisome in the school’s accounts.
The audit, which covers the period from July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2012, tested the university’s controls, compliance and financial accounts for the university’s significant accounts.
The report, released by the LLA, revealed that financial information was fairly presented, internal controls are operating effectively, the university complied with laws and regulations and all changes to financial statements were reasonable.

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Spreading holiday joy

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Operation Christmas Child for 2012 officially began Monday in Ruston. Deborah Gates, coordinator of the annual project, said 203 shoe boxes were collected Monday toward a goal of 1,601 for the local effort.
Temple Baptist Church is the collection center for this part of the state. Shoe boxes collected at Temple are packed in shipping cartons to be taken to Monroe. There they will join similar cartons from other sites in northeast Louisiana and be shipped to a processing center for distribution to needy children around the world.

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Cameras help Tech apprehend suspects

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The upgraded video surveillance camera system on Louisiana Tech University campus reportedly played an important role in apprehending two burglary suspects this week.
In the summer, Tech utilized student technology funds to increase the number of surveillance cameras on campus from around eight or nine to about 40.
Louisiana Tech University Police Assistant Chief Bill Davis said the department received a report of a vehicle burglary on campus on Nov. 8.

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2012 Dubach, Louisiana

TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2012 Dubach, Louisiana

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Military museum receives knot board

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Appropriate for this time of year, Ernie Stevens, director of the Louisiana Military Museum, said he has one more reason to be thankful.
“I’ve been looking for a knot board for 18 years,” Stevens said. “And it’s extremely hard to find an original one too. Now we have one.”
After touching base with area resident and former coast guard member Dennis Penuell, along with active coast guard member, Brett Anderson, the board was commissioned and specifically made by Penuell and Anderson to be donated to the museum.

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Historical Happenings, guitar performance set

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The Lincoln Parish Library will hold two unrelated events today and Friday. These events are free and open to the public.
As the nation honors veterans, the library will host a discussion about the famous photograph from Iwo Jima of American soldiers raising the flag at Iwo Jima. John Adams will discuss the stories of the men who raised the flag and how the American flag was raised twice at Iwo Jima. This program will be presented at 6:30 p.m. today in the Lincoln Community Room. In honor of Veterans Day, a special recognition of military veterans will be featured at the beginning of this program.

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Littera Club Littera Club

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The Littera Club met for their first meeting of the 2012-13 year on Sept. 5 at the First National Bank Conference room. Hostesses Erma Hudson, Sarah Williams, Emily Baugh, Joan Gordon, Kathey Roane and Carolyn Russell had prepared individual picnic baskets filled for each member.

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Kick off holidays with Arts Tour

For some, the holiday shopping season will begin the Friday following Thanksgiving, while others may choose to wait until the last minute.
However, there is a better option, one that will not only ensure a one-of-a-kind gift, but can also become a family excursion while boosting the local economy all at the same time — The North Central Louisiana Arts Council Holiday Arts Tour.

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Financial issues in U.S. history

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During my earlier history classes, one of my history professors advised that “those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it.” Given the issues we’re dealing with right now, we seem to remember lessons from the past. The first thing you might want to remember is the current fiscal cliff is similar to a financial meltdown, or a recession or a depression. Regardless of what we call them, we have had our share of economic problems.

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