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ANYONE KNOWING the whereabouts

ANYONE KNOWING the whereabouts of Tyrone Jones please contact Talesha Washington at 1401 Stubbs Ave., Monroe, Louisiana, 71201 or by telephone at 318-362-5323.
3td: March 11, 12 & 13, 2012

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Police Jury to meet Tuesday

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The Lincoln Parish Police Jury is slated to meet for its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Included among the jury’s planned business are two appointments, a report on the hospital investment funds and multiple resolutions.
Prior to the full jury meeting, the following committees will meet:

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Caylee’s bill a top concern

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Starting on Monday, Lincoln Parish will be represented by three senators.
Bob Kostelka, a veteran Senator for Lincoln Parish, has a few bills on his agenda that he plans on presenting.
On his agenda, Kostelka plans on pushing for several criminal bills including one that has been labeled Caylee’s Bill.

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Singing for MOD

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Show raises funds to help save babies
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The Ruston community did not have to watch “American Idol” or “The Voice” this week to see exciting, fresh talent competing for a grand prize.
The Ruston’s Got Talent show, held at the Trinity Center on Thursday, showcased a plentitude of skills with everything from baton twirling to a jazzy rendition of “Georgia on my Mind.”
“We are planning to do this every year to help raise money for the March of Dimes,” Cindy Hockenjos said. “On this event we cleared $1,332.10 and are still raising money for our family website.”

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Gallot talks taxing plan

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Senator works to help Grambling with TIF bill
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The Town of Grambling is working its hardest to bring two hotels and other infrastructure to its limits, and officials aren’t stopping there.
The town is currently working on two separate spots, each for a different hotel — one would sit on approximately 9.28 acres of land across from Church’s Chicken on R.W.E. Jones Drive, with the other behind the Bingo Hall at the old building that was previously used as a hotel in the 1970s right off of Interstate 20 exit 81.

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Women on top of their game

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Local business owners discuss changes in the workforce
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There was a time — not all that long ago — when most women stayed at home taking care of children and the household duties, while men went out and ran the business world. At that time, many would never have dreamed women might head Fortune 500 top companies and own their own small businesses.

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Parish prep hoopsters due for an encore

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Fans for two Lincoln Parish high school basketball teams may want to start reserving tickets for the 2012-13 season.
Say what?
Yes, Dubach and Simsboro High boys appear to have everything in order to make a return appearance in the Louisiana High School Athletic Assocation State Farm Insurance “Top 28” tournament that concluded at the Thomas Assembly Center Saturday night.

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Parish teams stopped

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Dubach, Simsboro end season at ‘Top 28’
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A date with championship destiny fell short for two Lincoln Parish teams this weekend at the 2012 Louisiana High School Athletic Association State Farm Insurance “Top 28” tournament that wrapped up at the Thomas Assembly Center on Saturday night.
Dubach High lost to Pelican 67-35 in the showdown for the Class C title on Friday afternoon, then Simsboro High fell to Zwolle 87-65 for the Class B crown on Saturday afternoon.

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Tech teams lose in WAC finals

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’Dogs fall to NMSU, Techsters thumped by FSU

LAS VEGAS., Nev. — Louisiana Tech University’s hopes of continuing its Cinderella season in men’s basketball ended here Saturday night with an 82-57 loss to New Mexico State in the championship game of the Western Athletic Conference tournament.
The loss closed out an overachieving campaign for the Bulldogs, who were predicted for a lower tier finish in the conference race, yet made its first-ever appearance in the postseason tournament finals.

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Stay informed on the Legislature

Education has been in the news quite a bit lately, and as the 2012 legislative session begins on Monday, the news has only just begun.
The educational reform proposed by Gov. Bobby Jindal, which if approved as slated, would allow students the freedom to leave schools with a C, D or F in the state’s accountability letter grade system. The plans would also make the teacher job protection known as tenure harder to obtain and less powerful, making it easier for tenured teachers to be fired.

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