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August 28th

Illegal funding?

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School officials question state scholarship program

The potential loss of $3,754 of local money per child has made Lincoln Parish School Board Business Manager George Murphy and Superintendent of Schools Danny Bell question the legality of the new system.
The school board voted in June to enter into a lawsuit against the state questioning the Louisiana School Choice plan’s legality, and after analyzing the numbers Bell and Murphy both feel it has to be continued.

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Removing mushrooms from the landscape

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The recent rains have rejuvenated the lawns and landscapes. During the month of August, in a typical year, high temperatures and dry conditions commonly create brown landscapes and most plants struggle to maintain without supplemental watering. 
Currently this is not a problem, plants will respond positively to the needed moisture and that means lawnmowers will be out in full force in the neighborhoods.

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Pet of the Week

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Baby is a female Shepherd Mix that is current on shots and is spayed. Baby loves to be around people and other dogs. She would love to have a family to call her own that she could play with and protect. Baby’s adoption fee is $65. Call 251-DOGS for more information about Baby.

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Home games highlight slate

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Parish teams on own field 23 times this season
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Lincoln Parish football fans will have plenty of opportunities to see their favorite teams play within the area this season.
Twenty-three times, in fact.
That’s how many games are scheduled on the home turfs of the parish’s collegiate and high school programs during the next several months.

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Taylor’s Topics

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Football time means the best time of the year
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The months and days have passed by, the two-a-day practices have been completed and the preseason hype is just about gone in preparation for the most joyous season of the year.
That’s right everyone, the always special time of year known as football season is here, and in slightly more than 48 hours the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will be kicking off my football season with their much-hyped preseason game against Texas A&M in their first game in the Southeastern Conference.

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Kennedy to direct GHS squad

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Ex-RHS star is new head coach for Kittens

Jerald Kennedy has returned.
The former Ruston High and Louisiana Tech University running back is the new head football coach at Grambling High School.
Kennedy, who earned all-district and All-State honors for the Bearcats before going on to a four-year (1989-92) stay with the Bulldogs’ program, succeeds Fred Hearn at the helm of the Kittens’ Class 1A Louisiana High School Athletic Association program.

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Tech readying for home tailgate events

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Louisiana Tech University fans wishing to participate in tailgating prior to the five home games at Joe Aillet Stadium this year are encouraged to begin making plans now.
The defending Western Athletic Conference champions will open the true home portion of their schedule Sept. 15 when the Bulldogs host Rice at 6 p.m. The additional four home games include UNLV (Oct. 6), Idaho (Oct. 20), UTSA (Nov. 3) and Utah State (Nov. 17).

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Creek, RHS ranked

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Cedar Creek High is No. 8 for Class 1A and Ruston High is No. 12 in Class 5A in the preseason state football poll announced by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association on Monday.
The Cougars received 41 points and the Bearcats 23 points in balloting by a 10-member statewide voting panel.
In the final 2011 LSWA rankings, RHS was No. 15 in 5A and Cedar Creek No. 5 in 1A.

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Local football has arrived

For Lincoln Parish football fans, the wait will be over this week.
No more preseason scrimmages, practice sessions or events such as “Jam at the Joe.”
Pending weather conditions, the real season will kick off Thursday with the highly anticipated showdown of Louisiana Tech University and Texas A&M in Shreveport. On Friday, a full slate of high school games are scheduled and then arrives a Saturday night duel of Grambling State University and Alcorn State University.

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4-H leadership has benefits

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As our teens begin to face the decision of what their plans are following high school, they need to be aware that whatever path they choose they will most likely be questioned about their experience in the areas of leadership and service. If they are involved in 4-H, they will have no problem answering that question when it comes. 4-H already has in place many opportunities for teens to be involved in leadership and service. By actively participating in 4-H, teens will automatically gain memorable experiences in these two areas to the point of not really having to think that hard to answer the question that is sure to come as they head out into the “real world.”

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