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Peach Festival poster design unveiled

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Eric Gilmore, a junior Louisiana Tech University communication design major, is the winner of the 2012 Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival poster contest.
Gilmore’s poster is a graphically done landscape featuring the sun rising over rolling green hills with a fully ripened peach in the foreground. A banner reading “Louisiana Peach Festival” lies across the brightly colored scene. Shades of purple, indigo, red and orange give way to the brilliant yellow sun on the horizon.

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A much celebrated homecoming event

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Choudrant soldier returns home from war
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Family members and friends, all holding American flags and waving them promptly on the Choudrant interstate overpass, awaited the arrival of a soldier last month.
Josh Lowery, a resident of Choudrant, had just arrived at the Monroe airport moments ago, and as he inched closer to his home, more and more people came out to show their support and welcome him home.

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Woodwaste solution finally in the works

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Parish Police Jury votes to authorize incineration contract for $156K a year
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The more than 10,000 tons of woodwaste backed up at the Lincoln Parish landfill will soon start to shrink, as the Police Jury voted Tuesday to authorize the contract for removal of the material through a woodwaste air curtain incinerator facility with Crochet Equipment Company out of Madisonville.

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Pet of the Week

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Carmen is an 8-month-old spayed and current on shots Border Collie/ Labrador Retriever Mix that is searching to find a home. Carmen enjoys being outdoors, playing with other dogs and getting lots of scratches behind the ears. Call 251-DOGS today for more information about Carmen. Her adoption fee is $50.

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Ruston chapter to celebrate 26-years

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The Ruston Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will celebrate its 26th Anniversary and National Mental Health Month. The program and dinner will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, in the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center, 910 North Trenton Street, in Ruston.

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Catalpa trees are in bloom

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May is here and so are the blooms on the Catalpa trees. Named after the Catawba Native Americans, the white blooms of the trees appear as wisps of cotton candy against the dark green background framed by the large leaves.
The word Catalpa actually evolved from a spelling error by a Botanists name Scopoli. Also known as the Indian Bean tree and the Cigar tree, the Catalpa tree is native in both Southern and Northern versions.

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Price ready for challenge

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New GSU men’s basketball coach realizes tough task ahead
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GRAMBLING — He probably didn’t realize it at times, but Joseph Price was born to be a coach.
The profession has a way of calling certain individuals into its high-profile circles, some by direct means and others in subtle ways.
Consider the new head men’s basketball coach at Grambling State University.

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Aldredge captures javelin title

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Ex-Cedar Creek star rules Southland meet by nearly eight feet
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SAN MARCOS, Texas – Northwestern State University freshman Ashley Aldredge had never been so nervous, while her junior teammate Janae Allen had never been so good, and the two combined to score 16 points Friday on the opening day of the three-day Southland Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Aldredge, a former All-American and state record-setting performer at Cedar Creek High, overcame a painful injury and rallied to win the women’s javelin by eight feet with a 151-8 throw.

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Roaf pays tribute to Seau

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For William Roaf, life is very good these days.
The former Louisiana Tech University star is only a few months away from being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
But before that early August date arrives in Canton, Ohio, he’s being fitted for the Hall’s famous gold blazer and ring that is presented to each inductee.

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Tech’s Hale, Knowles named all-tourney

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LAS CRUCES, N. M. —– Louisiana Tech University juniors Dacia Hale and Meghan Knowles earned Western Athletic Conference all-tournament team honors for the performances during the Lady Techsters’ four games this past week at the New Mexico State Softball Complex.
Hale, a Hillsboro, Oregon native, batted .333 during the week with three home runs, 11 RBIs and four runs scored as she set new Western Athletic Conference Tournament and Tech records as well as tying an NCAA Division I single game record.

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