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Heart disease discussed

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As part of the Go Red for Women campaign, the Northern Louisiana Medical Center and Ruston Cardiology Associates put on their first luncheon on Friday for National Wear Red Day.
As part of the event the luncheon featured not only Board Certified Interventional Cardiologist Michael Langiulli, but it also had various booths sets up for attendees to pick up information regarding ways to stay healthy and to help prevent cardiovascular complications.

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Volunteer firefighters needed

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The Lincoln Parish Fire Department is seeking a few new volunteer recruits for its team.
The department will hold a new volunteer firefighter orientation program at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Vienna fire station, located at 4786 U.S. Highway 167. It is expected to last no longer than three hours.

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Students to learn about cents

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United Way hosts fair for local teens

A two-day event this week could give local teens the financial knowledge they need to become more responsible with money as adults.
The United Way of Northeast Louisiana will host a Dollars & $ense Reality Fair on Wednesday and Thursday at the Ruston Civic Center. Students from local high schools are scheduled to learn about calculating monthly budgets as they work with volunteer financial counselors and visit various booths to make purchases.

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Woman accused of creating meth lab

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A Dubach woman has been arrested on suspicion of creating a methamphetamine lab.
According to a news release from the Ruston Police Department, an officer was investigating a suspicious vehicle parked on the roadway in the area of U.S. Highway 167 at 1:40 a.m.
Monday.
“The vehicle was reportedly stopped on the side of the road, and the driver apparently said she had multiple flat tires,” RPD Public Information Officer Lt. Tim Parker said.

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Tag switches, compost questions answered

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This is some crazy weather we are experiencing for this time of the year. We are frustrated with what to wear and our poor landscape plants are wondering if it is time to hibernate, grow, bloom or die. I know these warm days are giving you the itch to get something in the ground, but be careful of these low overnight temps and you know as well as I do that it can be 70 degrees today and 32 degrees tomorrow. This is what is referred to as “Louisiana Weather.”

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Library hosts Mardi Gras mystery event

The library invites the public to attend a QR Code Mardi Gras Mystery Party at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Lincoln Community Room.
A mystery unfolds at the library and participants will uncover clues using the quick response (QR) codes and put the clues together to solve the mystery. The event will begin in the Lincoln Community Room where patrons will be given a brief demonstration on how to use the QR codes. The mystery will unfold as participants begin to scope out the library for QR code clues.

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Scouts work together

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Members from Cub Scout Pack 59 and Boy Scout Troop 45 work together to navigate an “ice floe” at the Klondike Derby held Jan. 28 at Camp T. L. James. The Klondike Derby is a yearly scouting event that allows scouts to have fun and learn to work together as a team to problem solve, exhibit good sportsmanship and respect one another.

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New staff hired for Life Choices home visit program

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Life Choices of North Central Louisiana is a pregnancy resource center that is committed to providing compassion, information and support to anyone facing the challenge of an unplanned pregnancy.
Life Choices served more than 400 new clients in 2011, a 25 percent increase from 2010. After observing an increase in needs for clients, Life Choices applied for a grant from the Lincoln Health Foundation for the implantation of Growing Great Kids, an intense home visit program.

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Teacher quality on the rise?

Lincoln Parish has been lucky enough to be the home of three state teachers of the year in the past two years, which implies the parish has some pretty high-quality educators on staff.
However, according to a recent report along with comments by Louisiana State Superintendent John White, other areas in the state aren’t so lucky. A report released by the nonprofit National Council on Teacher Quality late last month gave Louisiana a C- in state policies regarding teacher quality.

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Forestry land chance for tourism

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Our vast forestry lands in the state of Louisiana offer an opportunity for diversified incomes. A landowner can plant trees, harvest and lease for hunting purposes. These are great traditional uses for the land, but today our forests offer another opportunity: agritourism. In this article we will explore how you can make money while your trees grow.

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