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In the history books

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The trio of junior and team captain Faithe Ann Hampton, junior Dustie Flowers and senior Natalia Rodriguez became the first representatives of Downsville High School in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association state cross country meet when they competed at the 2012 event held in Natchitoches. All three finished for the Demons.

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Parish duels headline prep action

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Lincoln Parish’s two representatives in the boys’ division of the 2011-12 Louisiana High School Athletic Association basketball tournament will meet in a regular season contest tonight.
Simsboro High, among the participants in the Class B state competition last season, will play at Dubach High, which reached the Class C portion of the state tournament.
The 7:30 p.m. meeting will be one of two boys’ games tonight featuring parish programs squaring off against each other.

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RHS swimmers had super season

There’s been plenty of success for a variety of Lincoln Parish sports teams this year.
From Louisiana Tech University’s nationally-ranked and record-setting football squad to the Ruston High and Cedar Creek baseball teams that participated in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association state playoffs.
But one team that has truly blossomed after only a few years of existence is the swim program at Ruston High School.
After only four years, the school can proudly proclaim they’re a state champion for their division (II) in the LHSAA.

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Les Guice looks forward to new role

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I was tremendously honored to be selected as the 14th president of Louisiana Tech University by the University of Louisiana System Board. I deeply appreciate each one who offered encouragement and support to Kathy (my wife), me and our family during this process. We have been overwhelmed by all of the positive encouragement that we have received from friends at the university, in the community, across the region and from the greater Tech Family. 

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Time for a new year, new you

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The LSU AgCenter is offering an eight-week Smart Portions program. The Smart Portions program teaches people how to eat healthy and lose weight.
Losing weight can be a challenging task unless you have great support. The Smart Portions program is designed so that participants encourage and motivate one another to stay on task.
Participants team up and support one another for eight weeks. To verify change in behavior, participants will have their body mass analyzed, waist measured and their starting weight recorded on the first day of class.

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Remember how precious each day is

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Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.
— John Lennon, “Beautiful Boy”
People around the globe believe that we might not wake up on Saturday morning, or that if we do so, it will be to a world filled with all sorts of new horror. The Mayan apocalypse has been predicted pretty much since they unearthed the dreaded calendar that appears to end on Dec. 21 of this year.

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Irene Atteridge

A memorial service will be held for Irene Atteridge, 81, at 2:00 p.m., on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Arcadia.  Rev. Jeff Hoffman will officiate.

Mrs. Atteridge was born July 14, 1931, in Kansas City, MO to Louis and Irene Smith Guentz. She entered into rest on December 15, 2012, in Arcadia, LA. Mrs. Atteridge was a member of the First Baptist Church in Arcadia. Mrs.

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