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February 25th

Crowton ‘travelogue’ continues

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Ex-Tech head coach to direct CFL team’s offense
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The Gary Crowton “travelogue” continues.
Once again, the former Louisiana Tech University head football coach has added another stop to his globetrotting resume.
Crowton, regarded as one of the college game’s top offensive coaches during the past decade, has been hired as the new offensive coordinator of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League.

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Dubach girls among Class C’s elite

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Lady Hornets have 30 wins, No. 1 state power rating
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DUBACH — It would be frightening enough for opposing teams to know this about
Dubach High School’s 2011-12 girls’ basketball team: the Lady Hornets have believed in winning big and often.
But besides the dominance that Head Coach Theodis Johnson, assistant coach William Fields and their team have displayed for the past five months is this indelible fact: Dubach High figures to be just as tough when the 2012-13 season shows up on the calendar.

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Four parish boys’ teams advance in playoffs

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Simsboro, Choudrant, Dubach, New Living Word earn quarterfinal berths
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Lincoln Parish teams are making a strong case for the area being a power base in Class B and C for boys’ basketball this season.
Evidence enough was proven once again on Friday night when four parish squads advanced in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoffs with regional round victories.

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Banquets vital to wild turkeys

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Sitting in my pop-up hunting blind on a cool April morning last year, I had a good view of four narrow food plots. Figuratively speaking, I was sitting in the hub of a four-spoke wagon wheel giving me the advantage over any gobbler that elected to waltz in to see what the yelping and clucking from my calls was all about.
I had not heard a single gobble that morning and it was just before deciding to call it a day when I spied a black lump 200 yards down the north lane. My binoculars confirmed I was looking at a wild turkey gobbler my calling had attracted.

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Riser returns to Creek Nation

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Maybe you can go home again, after all.
At least that’s the case for Cedar Creek’s softball coach Julie Riser.
After four years at the helm of Choudrant High School’s softball program, Riser has returned to her alma mater to lead the Lady Cougars.

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February 24th

Passion for food began at early age

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At the age of 46, Monique Johnson’s passion for cooking hasn’t fallen to the wayside.
“I first started cooking when I was 21,” she said. “But my passion for food goes way back. My grandmother used to bake cakes of all different kinds and at the age of 12 I started helping her.”
At such a young age, Monique said she was intrigued by her grandmother’s baking.

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Area man strives for success

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Frank Kelley Sr. was born on July 10, 1933, to parents Bill and Zepher Henderson Kelley in the St. Clair Community of Chatham. He attended Jasper Henderson High School and joined the St. Clair Baptist Church, where he is a deacon and chairman of the board. He has served as deacon for more than 40 years.

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Library features photographs for Louisiana’s 200th birthday

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The Lincoln Parish Library Events Center is featuring a photographer’s work in celebrating the 200th birthday of Louisiana’s statehood.
Emily Brodnax, originally from Mer Rouge, will have her artwork that highlights Louisiana’s culture and wildlife featured now through March 19.
“I came across her work by looking at local artists in the North Louisiana Artists Guild,” Programming Coordinator Emily Arnold said. “Once the art panel looked at the work we decided to feature her for the 200th birthday celebration.”

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CHURCH NEWS

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“Living in the Spirit” class on Sunday at 9:45 a.m. will help you understand the Holy Spirit’s role in your life. Children’s Church at 10:45 a.m. will teach your children to know God and the Bible. Nursery up through age 3 provided on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. and by request on Sunday night and Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Our sixth-12th grade youth ministry is growing. Join us at 6 p.m. Sundays. We also invite you to come pray with us. For more information, call 255-8932 or email fishin4men@bellsouth.net.
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Mardi Gras fun rolls into Ruston Civic Center

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Top Left Photo: Attendees perused items for sale at the North Central Louisiana Arts Council Silent Auction as part of the Krewe of Allegro Mardi Gras Ball, held Feb. 18.
Top Right Photo: The decorations on the King and Queen’s table were quite elaborate.
Bottom Left Photo: The Buddy Terzia Band provided entertainment for the annual ball.
Bottom Right Photo: Julia and Don Kaczvinsky enjoy a dance during the ball at the Civic Center.

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