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Family time ends with great grandson finding way to salvation

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“God is so good, He’s so good to me.”
I have to share that thought with you today.
Few days pass anymore that I don’t think of it — especially these last ones.

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CHURCH NEWS

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“Living in the Spirit” class at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday will help you understand the Holy Spirit’s role in your life. Children’s church at 10:45 a.m. will teach your children to know God and the Bible. Nursery up through age 3 is provided on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. and by request on Sunday night and Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Our sixth-12th grade youth ministry is growing. Join us at 6 p.m. Sundays. We also invite you to come pray with us. For more information, call 255-8932 or email fishin4men@bellsouth.net.
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EOC scores released

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Parish above the state average in each subject
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When compared with the state, it appears a greater percentage of Lincoln Parish students have mastered the required skills in their high school classes.
The Louisiana Department of Education on Thursday released the results of the End-of-Course exams.
EOC exams were administered to students enrolled in Algebra I, English II, geometry and biology in December 2011 and May 2012.

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Campers busy

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From PowerPoint presentations to silent reading and sportsmanship, summer campers at the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana have been engaging in a variety of enrichment activities.
The first summer camp session, which wrapped up last week, drew 93 youth ages 5-18.
Club Unit Director Sabrina Love said in addition to offering recreational activities, the staff have placed an emphasis on keeping the youth’s minds stimulated during the summer.

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June fire losses total $31,500

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The monthly emergency response statistics for the Lincoln Parish Fire Department have been compiled and released for the month of June.
The Lincoln Parish Fire Department responded to a total of 26 alarms during the month of June. These 26 alarms consisted of 14 grass and/or woods fires, one car fire, one structure fire, six good intent calls (or suspected fires), one motor vehicle accident and three automatic alarms.

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Tech gearing up for ‘Happening XXXI’

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It happens every year at Louisiana Tech and this summer is no exception.
Before the start of the 2012-13 academic year and prior to the 2012 college football season kicking off, Tech alums, fans and friends will gather once again as the university celebrates its Happening XXXI at the Monroe Civic Center.
This year’s Happening will take place Aug. 9 with a 6 p.m. reception followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

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NCLAC Summer Arts Camps rolling along

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Next week begins week five of the North Central Louisiana Arts Council’s Summer Arts Camps. Up to now, the summer has seen camps in Farmerville, Homer and Ruston.
Scholarships have been awarded to 10 students so far, thanks to generous donations via Pick Your Picasso. Pick Your Picasso is a program that grants scholarships to students with strong interest and talent in the arts who have financial need. For three years, NCLAC has awarded 25 of these scholarships each summer thanks to our devoted supporters who take pride in supporting arts education initiatives. We have 15 additional scholarships and recipients registered and waiting for their respective camps to begin.

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Annual Public Safety Expo set for July 14

The Louisiana State Police Superintendent Colonel Mike Edmonson believes that troopers should be a part of their communities, not apart from them. The mission of the Louisiana State Police is to ensure the safety and security of the people in the state through enforcement, education and other essential public safety services.

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Take precautions with UV rays

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The month of July is UV Safety Month. It is well known that ultraviolet radiation is the leading cause of skin cancer. As a dermatologist, I see skin cancer on a daily basis. I also surgically remove many skin cancers every week. I pay close attention to make sure scars are small after removing skin cancer, but I always remind my patients, “The earlier we catch it, the smaller the scar.” It is my sincere hope that this article helps to inform readers of the types of skin cancer, who is at the highest risk and ways to prevent skin cancer.

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All-Staters lead parish’s elite

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Head coaches on teams that won 19 games each and made it into the Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoffs and four players who received All-State recognition from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association are the headliners on the 2012 All-Lincoln Parish diamond teams announced by the Ruston Daily Leader.
Jonathan Hood of Simsboro in baseball and Julie Riser of Cedar Creek in softball are Coach of the Year recipients after leading their squads to 19 wins each and to postseason competition for Class B and Class 1A, respectively.

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