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New Living Word celebrates African-American history

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The New Living Word pre-k 4 presented the ABC’s of African American History to celebrate Black History Month. The celebration was held at 10 a.m. on Feb. 23 at New Living Word. The parents of the students, caregivers, staff, New Living Word School students, supporters and volunteers were in attendance.

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GSU presents Naja Simeon’s exhibit ‘Peaceful Aggression’

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Grambling State University will host a solo art exhibition by Naja Simeon. The show, “Peaceful Aggression,” will be held in the Favrot Student Union through Tuesday.
This showcase of artwork will explore the artist’s concepts and ideas from the simple appreciation of nature’s beauty, to the more sophisticated aspects of environmental deprivation and the true meaning of life.

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New cars for GPD

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Grambling receives grant

GRAMBLING — The Grambling Police Department will soon have two new additions to its force thanks to an approval by the Grambling Town council at their April meeting last Thursday.
GPD Chief Tommy Clark said the police department received information on a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture regarding the purchase of two new vehicles for the police department.
Clark said the vehicles were “sorely needed” by the department because of their current vehicle situation.

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Dedication set

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Around this time every year, the North Central Alliance Partners in Prevention puts up haunting silhouettes in the field between Temple Baptist Church and Rabb’s to remind passersby of those lives that have been lost to alcohol.
At 7 p.m. today, the Partners in Prevention will hold a dedication at the Lives Lost to Alcohol display to remember the lives that have been claimed by alcohol related crashes.

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MOD prepares for final Bank Day before walk

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The March of Dimes’ team captains met Tuesday in the Community Room of Community Trust Bank.
Sharon Davis, MOD community director, said that this would be the last meeting before Bank Day, which will be held from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. April 26.
“We need to raise another $5,000 by Bank Day,” she said. “That would get us to our goal on sponsorships.”

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Deadline for taxes moved to April 17

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The federal tax deadline has been pushed back two days this year.
Instead of April 15, residents have until April 17 to get their information in.
Joe Henderson, owner of Henderson Financial Services, said a holiday is the reason for the change.

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How to prevent lawn damage

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Many homeowners aspire toward a pristine and lush lawn. For some a nice lawn gives them feelings of pride. Others believe a perfect lawn enables them to have the best-looking house in the neighborhood.
Many homeowners spend hours outdoors perfecting their lawns or spend a good deal of money hiring professionals to make their lawn more appealing. But just because a lawn looks good now doesn't mean it will look good later. That's because delicate grass can be damaged by a number of different factors.

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Spring cleaning tips for the grill

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It doesn't matter whether you barbecue year-round, or put the barbecue away for the winter, it's always a good idea to clean it thoroughly once or twice a year. Take a look at these tips to make the job easier:
What you will need: A steel putty knife; a heavy duty vacuum; a brass bristle barbecue brush; plus cleaning supplies including a degreaser for heavy grime, a glass cleaner with ammonia for exterior cleaning and stainless steel cleaner/polish for finishing touches.

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Tech art students assist in Homer service project

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Louisiana Tech associate professor of art Nick Bustamante is bringing art to a new forum in north Louisiana with the “Homermural Project.”
Bustamante said the mural will be located in Homer and will represent the parish’s agricultural heritage by featuring cotton wagons going to the cotton gin, as well as other symbolic representations.
“The Homer Colored College is depicted with a portrait of its most famous visiting professor, Dr. George Washington Carver,” Bustamante said. “The dairy industry was prominent in Claiborne Parish as well; the Claiborne Creamery was home to Home-R-Maid ice cream for many years.”

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'BrewHaHa' good for the community

Today the Troupe Dixie will be hosting their second annual “BrewHaHa” at the Dixie Center for the Arts featuring the Upright Citizen’s Brigade out of New York City.
The Upright Citizen’s Brigade is a comedy club that has produced comedic wunderkinds such as Amy Poehler and a slew of stars that have been on “Saturday Night Live.”
Last year, Troupe Dixie brought in the Second City performers out of Chicago for a night of improvisation and comedy.

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