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Hirschhauser, Aycock exchange vows

Brittney Hirschhauser, of Victoria, Texas, and Benjamin Aycock, of Hico, recently exchanged wedding vows. The couple were married in a 2 p.m. double-ring ceremony March 24 at Mineral Springs Baptist Church. The ceremony was officiated by Brother Greg Tipton.

Brittney is the daughter of the late Matthew Hirschauser and Becky Hirschauser, of Victoria, Texas. She is the granddaughter of the late Henry Roell and Ruth Roell, of Victoria, Texas, and the late Weldon and Beatrice Hirschauser.

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No word on case

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Parents hoping to learn more about the Lincoln Parish School Board’s ongoing desegregation case and how the resolution of the case may change public schools in the future are likely disappointed after the board’s regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday night.
Despite Superintendent of School’s Danny Bell’s response to a question during the Feb. 7 regular meeting that the board would likely have some results to discuss with the public at Tuesday night’s meeting, the board instead held another executive session strategic planning meeting during the regular scheduled meeting. The board went into executive session for approximately 45 minutes and did not make any comments or take any action regarding the case when they returned to open session.

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Resident competes on Jeopardy

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Megan Davenport, a 32-year-old administrative coordinator and grad student, of Ruston, will compete on Jeopardy at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Davenport graduated from Tulane University with a bachelor of arts degree in French, and she currently attends Louisiana Tech University.

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Resolution passed for woodwaste issues

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The plans aren’t final, but the excess amount of woodwaste at the Lincoln Parish landfill may finally be disappearing after the Lincoln Parish Police Jury passed a resolution to enter into contract negotiations with a company for removal of the material through a woodwaste air curtain incinerator facility at Tuesday’s meeting.
With more than 10,000 tons of woodwaste currently backed up at the landfill, the Jury voted to begin negotiating the contract with Crochet Equipment Company, out of Madisonville, for the job.

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Younger crowd to visit Dixie

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BrewHaHa features Upright Citizens Brigade

The Dixie Center for the Arts is known for bringing acts to the stage that all Lincoln Parish residents can relish
However, Troupe Dixie will be bringing an act to the stage targeted specifically to younger crowd.
At 7 p.m. Thursday, Troupe Dixie will present their second annual BrewHaHa, with the Upright Citizen Brigade. Tickets for the event are on sale for $35, and $30 for students or groups of 10 or more people. Tickets can be purchased from the Dixie Box Office or by calling 255-1450.

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April is alcohol awareness month

Before another high school or college student dies from an alcohol- related accident or binge drinking, the serious health risks associated with alcohol and alcoholism need to be brought in the public sphere to be discussed.
With alcohol listed as the third leading lifestyle-related cause of death according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, it is clear that some form of awareness make its way into the public so that people know the real risks associated with drinking.

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My weekend of default affirmation

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Being an only child is a blessing and equally a curse.
There are those stereotypes out there that only children are spoiled, always get all the attention from their parents and have to get their way.
I do not know who made up these myths, or what they have against only children for that matter, but these assertions are correct for the most part.

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Internet: A fundamental human right?

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Four out of five people consider the Internet a basic human right, according to a 2009 BBC study (news.bbc.co.uk).
Internet has gone a long way from the irritating dial-up modems of the 90s.
Where it once seemed to take ages to load a single web page, now videos can be streamed in real time from our mobile phones, transactions can be made quickly and effortlessly on online websites and social media presents us with new means of communication.

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The trouble with Jindal's plan

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With last week’s legislative approval of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s historic education makeover, public schools as Louisiana now knows them may soon be gone forever.
Not since 1928 when Huey Long pushed through a bill providing free textbooks for every student have changes been so sweeping. The new laws expand charter schools, make it harder for teachers to gain job protection, diminish the power of local school boards and establish a statewide private-school voucher plan paid for out of the public school funding formula.

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Tech: A pitcher’s night

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Bulldogs use nine arms in win over SFA

It was a pitcher’s night out at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park on Tuesday.
Sixteen — yes, 16 — worked the mound in Louisiana Tech University’s 9-5 victory over Stephen F. Austin University.
Nine of those arms toiled for the Bulldogs, who boosted their overall record past the .500 percentage level at 17-16 before resuming Western Athletic Conference competition this weekend.

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